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Alliance by S.K. Dunstall

Alliance by S.K. Dunstall

Posted February 26, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

      I waited about 5 minutes to start Alliance after finishing Linesman.  I had already requested the arc after starting Linesman because I knew right away.   I HAD to know more.  About 92% of the way into this book, I already felt the terror of it ending and not knowing when the next book would be available so I went to the Internet.  After much reading, I found the possible title of the third book, but no tentative release time. *Panics* I try not to write spoilery reviews and I don’t repeat stuff you can read in the blurb. So that leaves me with talking about the characters and the writing and my feelings.  And here, it’s all good. Ean continues to learn and grow […]


Linesman by S.K. Dunstall

Linesman by S.K. Dunstall

Posted February 25, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

      I wanted to read Linesman when I got it and every time I thought of it, and finally managed to read it earlier this month.  I’ve been very thrilled with many of my Ace Roc star gifts and especially seem to enjoy the space opera offerings.   Linesman has space and technology and aliens and ships.  Military strategy and political manipulations are key facets of the relationships. The world is slowly built with a few viewpoints, of a different linesman. The “star” for my nerd girl heart is Ean Lambert. He’s a boy from the wrong place / social group, not exactly trained and yet his talents are extraordinary. He is humble, hard-working and kind.  Ean is sometimes ashamed, sometimes worried about his background. […]


Ghost Talker by Robin D. Owens

Ghost Talker by Robin D. Owens

Posted February 18, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

  I LOVED the beginning of the Ghost Seer series because the couple got together and stayed together, working TOGETHER.  The romance between Claire and Zach has never been in question.  The relationship and the effort involved in caring for each other, is part of their everyday. Claire and Zach each have their own issues and problems.  BUT they supported each other.  So with their struggles over the major career changes, housing and now the relationship, they still helped each other grow as people.  I like that.  Each of them pushed the other, just a little, to face issues and be more, providing constant acceptance whatever the choices. The touches of the Old West history are fun, although this is fiction. It is an interesting […]


Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid

Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid

Posted February 11, 2016 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 4 Comments

    My love affair with Penny Reid began with the first story I read and grew with each book.  I started this series happily because I loved her other books and I love knitting. After reading the first book,  I signed up to be on the blog tour for Happily Ever Ninja choosing a date just in time for Valentine’s Day. Happily Ever Ninja is the epitome of fantasy and real life in unison.  The real life is cunningly encased in rainbows and unicorns.  There are unbelievable money and skills and actions, all entertaining while also bringing forth the realness of a long-term love with its issues, trials, pleasures, and comforts. THIS, people, is the incredible talent of Penny Reid.  She makes you laugh […]


Series Catch Up: Knitting in the City series by Penny Reid

Series Catch Up: Knitting in the City series by Penny Reid

Posted February 6, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Crack. Penny Reid is CRACK. I have no hope for a cure. I love this genre of more realistic, contemporary romance. No it’s still fiction with some things which are over the top but there is more depth emotionally and the issues are more real life than the romances of old. And Penny Reid makes me laugh! This is wonderful.  If you love Janie and McHotpants, and who doesn’t, you will love this.  It’s the story of their getting married.  It is about love and family and the compromises one makes for them which end up not being compromised at all. Elizabeth is Janie’s friend and longtime roomie.  This gives us her story and another view of Janie’s story as it happened.  I […]


Blood in Her Veins by Faith Hunter

Blood in Her Veins by Faith Hunter

Posted February 4, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 13 Comments

I love the concept of having a book of all the short stories in the series. All together in chronological order! I read the Jane Yellowrock series initially last year (early in 2015) for the first time after Jessica from Rabid Reads recommended it to me.  I loved it.  Being OCD, I read everything in order and the short stories were in different books and not in order at all.  So I applaud this book of shorts. However, is this all the short stories or will there need to be an additional volume or updated volume with future stories?   Perhaps there could be a new edition when the series is complete? Short stories are VERY important to series. They allow the author to further develop […]


Alone in the Dark by Karen Rose

Alone in the Dark by Karen Rose

Posted January 28, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

Karen Rose might very well be my favorite romantic suspense author. I never get bored or lose interest and her books are looooong. Her characters are so real to me. They may not be perfectly realistic with some horrible things happening and some characters have unbelievable money or contacts, but they have diversity and dimension. They make me feel. Marcus and Scarlett, in this book, have faced some horrible things in their pasts and it has made them who they are. But everyone chooses how to react to bad things (or good) and they are strong. They are smart. They care. They have chosen to help others. They are definitely the “good” guys. Of course, they are a target for the bad guys. As with […]


Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian

Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian

Posted January 22, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

     Some of my reading this year is authors who will be at Nola Storycon and some series catch up. Lara Adrian will be at the con and I’ve barely read into her series. I read the previous book but don’t really remember it at all. This feels like a very typical paranormal romance. I listened to this on audiobook and it took me a bit to get into the story. I might just be having some bias to this genre like I do for billionaire romances. Some romances, especially the billionaire ones are too unrealistic for me. There were more than an average number of sex scenes and the wording was odd. The narrator of Kiss of Crimson was Hillary Huber. Her voicing of the […]