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Seduction Game by Pamela Clare

Seduction Game by Pamela Clare

Posted October 22, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

The I-team series is one of my favorites; and I love romantic suspense since it combines mystery and action with romance. The last few books have taken the story away from the newspaper and investigative journalism stories. The people are still connected to the I-team and friends with them in some way. This is Holly’s story. I liked this better since Holly was at work during some of the story. Holly has always been friends with the I-team group but a bit separate because she is the entertainment / social reporter. She talks freely about men and sex and fashion and shoes. She seems a bit of a diva but she does write well and knows what is happening in the world. Of course, she has social skills. This gives us the […]


Fear the Dark by Kay Hooper

Fear the Dark by Kay Hooper

Posted October 15, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

I started reading these books as mysteries but I loved the paranormal elements.  There are psychics, mediums, clairevoyants, telepaths and empaths, etc. These are my FAVORITE paranormal stories plus maybe magic.  The earlier books also normally had a romance, which added another good element. I enjoyed Fear the Dark more than the last few books in the series.   The characters and the mystery held my attention.  Some of the latest books, including this one, do not really have a romance.   One of the main characters, besides our FBI team, is the sheriff of the town, Jonah.  I liked him and it developed that he had some abilities in addition to being a really good cop.   I’m sure there is an earlier book where […]


Redemption Road by Katie Ashley

Redemption Road by Katie Ashley

Posted October 8, 2015 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments

  Redemption Road  was a book everyone wanted after the first book.  “Rev”  is a great guy and now he is president of the club. His mindset is very real; he treats all people better than one would expect. Other than those he kills.  Annabel really grew throughout the story and I appreciated it. They shared some difficult things in their lives which helped them connect and almost too quickly.    This book continued the trends from the first book as far as family, violence, poor treatment of women.  Violence does include property destruction, fighting and murder. Other than some interactions with other clubs or a few scenes at the clubhouse, we don’t see that much actual biker life stuff.  The story is the big […]


The Bloodforged by Erin Lindsey

The Bloodforged by Erin Lindsey

Posted September 24, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

I liked this book but it was different from the first book for me. The characters and world I loved are still rich and wonderful. But it’s easier to say what I didn’t like here AND it’s very hard to do without being spoilery. I’m going to try to be vague and yet explain.   There were some things which happened off page between books I would have like a bit more in the books. The plans for the war and strategy and battles and missions are still in the forefront, which is fine. Relationships and personalities develop and the world continues to build.   It reminds me of the three Star Wars movies, or boy meets girl, boy loses girl and boy gets girl. […]


Anne’s Early Review of The Aeronaut’s Windlass by  Jim Butcher

Anne’s Early Review of The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

Posted September 17, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 5 Comments

     I have only begun my love affair with Harry Dresden and now this gem has arrived.  Perhaps it is Jim Butcher that I am falling for?    This is steampunk?  If so, it is perhaps my first one and I loved it.   I am uncertain if this story is in the past or in the future, an alternate universe for certain.   The ships seem a combination of old and new with some being made from wood and then some armored, with sails, but also special crystals for other power.   The ship’s weapons include cannons and guns. People have knives and swords and rifles and gantlets. The characters are lovely and we get a broad spectrum of types, from low to high members of society. […]


Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Posted September 10, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

  As an Ace Roc star, I am being sent some books I would not have read on my own path. Yet I am really enjoying them. I thank them wholeheartedly for opening my eyes to what I have been missing. This one seems an improbable choice for me since I dislike historical fiction for the most part.  But it is set in England and it does have magic, which I love, so I read it. There are many interesting facets to this world and I’m not the spoilery type of reviewer.  There is the historical fashion of underestimating and controlling women, of course.  Our hero, Zacharias is thankfully very open-minded, having his own minority issues. Zacharias is the newish Sorcerer Royal.  He has many […]


The Last Time I Saw Her by Karen Robards

The Last Time I Saw Her by Karen Robards

Posted September 5, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

FINALLY!  In The Last Time I Saw Her, Dr. Charlie Stone finally looks into the murders of which Michael was convicted.  A lawyer shows up who looks almost exactly like Michael, and he is defending someone of a murder in the same style.   This book starts with a bang and lots of action and adventure. I could have skipped Her Last Whisper and just gone to The Last Time I Saw Her.  This is what I wanted to read. Well, mostly. The Last Time I Saw Her had more time for Charlie and Michael together. There is some effort to find out who really is the Southern Slasher.  But.. The FBI agents are a fun character group and provide friends for Charlie, otherwise she is fairly isolated in her […]


Review Crucible Zero by Devon Monk + Interview

Review Crucible Zero by Devon Monk + Interview

Posted September 3, 2015 by Anne in Author Interview, Book Review | 2 Comments

  I love Devon Monk’s books and always read them.  I wouldn’t even have considered not reading Crucible Zero and definitely wanted to review it.   The last two books in the House Immortal series were 5 stars for me.  I really have enjoyed this series, the sci-fi aspects, the mystery, and the romance in the background. The characters are awesome and I care about them. I want to see Matilda and her family and friends win.  I want them to thrive as well as survive; they try so hard to improve the world.   I felt confused by the first half of Crucible Zero.  It was right after the time travel and none of the characters were quite themselves.  I didn’t feel like I knew them or […]