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Planetfall by Emma Newman

Planetfall by Emma Newman

Posted January 21, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

  I’m reading more science fiction, and what I call regular fantasy, and even space opera due to the Ace Roc Stars.   There are many great subgenres in science fiction. This is sort of  future / technology book. Usually I really like those, but not so much this one. The primary character is a woman named Ren. I liked her pretty well. She was smart and cared about others. There are many things we don’t know throughout the story. We get pieces of reality all along the way. There is not much in the way of romance or humor which I admit I like those things.   There is a bit of a religious thread which no, I don’t like. The mystery is what happened 20 […]


City of Light by Keri Arthur

City of Light by Keri Arthur

Posted January 14, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

I have enjoyed other series by Keri Arthur.  I loved the Riley Jensen stories; it was one of the first series I read when I started into this genre.  I didn’t like the spinoff from it, but these latest two series are wonderful.   This is a rich and unusual world with unique types of supernaturals. The world building is fascinating with enough detail for interest but not so much as to be overwhelming or boring.   The characters are varied and we get enough information to make them feel real.   What happens here, from the characters and the story, is emotions are developed and played.  I FELT.  I was distressed. I loved. I was aroused. I was sad. I was terrified. I raged.   This […]


Thrifty Thursday: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Thrifty Thursday: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Posted January 7, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

THE PURPOSE OF THRIFTY THURSDAY IS TO PICK A BOOK WHICH WAS FREE (AT SOME POINT).   I’d heard about Neanderthal Seeks Human and when I saw it as a freebie on Kindle last February I was elated. I one-clicked it right away. I love knitting and yarn.  Janie, with her math background, is going to love knitting if she fits it into her schedule. The color and texture add complexity and creativity to the numbers of it. But there are lots of numbers in the patterns and designs.  Gardening is like that with color, texture, form, bloom time, but that is another story. Anyway, I was, even more, excited to read it after I read the other series a couple of months ago. So I […]


Early Review: Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older

Early Review: Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older

Posted December 31, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

I did not enjoy the first book, Half- Resurrection Blues too much.  Carlos doesn’t seem like a bad guy but he goes along with things, some of which seem very questionable in my value system and even his own. So why isn’t he questioning more things?  Maybe the whole new world he lives in is too confusing and he has to use his energy to cope, so he goes along, but I’m not comfortable with this. Midnight Taxi Tango was a struggle for me for the first third. I finally got interested then and it went better.  The story is told in three points of view.  The three start to come together more and it gets more interesting.  Before then, it seemed disjointed. There is […]


Dead by Midnight by Pamela Clare

Dead by Midnight by Pamela Clare

Posted December 23, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

I picked Dead by Midnight up when I saw it on Netgalley. It surprised me in many ways. My review for Seduction Game was just published a month ago. So I thought it’s a well-loved series with many favorite characters and a holiday novella; it might be just the perfect interlude between review books or more serious reading. Well, it was 2 out of 3. Dead by Midnight is a whole book, not really a novella.  Otherwise, it’s perfect.  I savored my treasured characters and the holiday party.  It was wonderful to see them further along in their lives and catch up on their jobs and families. There was an added kick with a team coming in from Kaylea Cross’s series – Hostage Rescue Team. (The first […]


My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis

My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis

Posted December 22, 2015 by Anne in Author Interview, Book Review | 1 Comment

  These small town, big family romances are some of my favorites and Jill Shalvis is definitely My Kind of Wonderful. This book continues my love affair with Jill.   Hud is from a big, messy family with a tough upbringing.  He is a guy who feels guilty, works hard and tries to take care of everyone.  I think he feels he doesn’t really deserve anyone in his life and that he doesn’t have time for a relationship with all his current, huge responsibilities, anyway. He’s a heart-stopping, amazing ball of angst. Bailey is bursting with a renewed lease on life and wants to do it all. She wants to try everything, go out and do new things.  She hasn’t had things easy, but she […]


The Brands Who Came for Christmas by Maggie Shayne

The Brands Who Came for Christmas by Maggie Shayne

Posted December 17, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

Currently, it is free on Amazon, $0.99 on Nook and Kobo. There is no real reason I should like this book. It’s got a billionaire and a virgin; it’s an older theme contemporary romance. So why did I pick it? (I have 100s of Kindle free books after all). Well, first because it is a Christmas story or, at least, Christmas is in the title. That seemed good for December. And I like to switch up genres and it was time for a straight human romance. It is written by a more well-known author who I’ve always wanted to try. In spite of the clichéd billionaire and virgin, I liked it pretty well. However, it’s truly fiction. The style and premise are unrealistic, so even […]


Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Posted December 11, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

  Ilona Andrews never disappoints.  I reread Clean Sweep and then went right into reading this.  This serial is also published free on the author’s website over time. After complete, they remove it and publish it.  As much as I LOVE their stories, I can’t seem to read it as a serial. Probably because the waiting would kill me. Somehow it’s easier to wait until it’s complete.  That makes no sense, especially since I came back to avid reading through fanfiction. (I did start reading fanfiction in installments, but then switched over to only reading completed stories. I mean – some people didn’t finish their stories. I HATE that.) Clean Sweep was funnier and more romantic, although the romance is very little here.  And of […]