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Anne’s Thoughts on Ghost Killer by Robin D. Owens

Anne’s Thoughts on Ghost Killer by Robin D. Owens

Posted February 12, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

  I’ve REALLY enjoyed this series.  It has more romance than most urban fantasy and I like that.  I love a situation where a couple is together and works together on their problems or mystery or adventure.  I rated each of the first two books, GHOST SEER and GHOST LAYER, as 5 stars.  I don’t recommend GHOST KILLER as a standalone book. This is my favorite kind of supernatural – something with the mind – like a witch or clairvoyant or pre-cognition that sort of thing.  Claire is a ghost seer and Zach is a sort of pre-cognizant. Claire has a ghost dog, Enzo, to help her with her cases. The Clare and Zach relationship is front and center all the time, which is unusual.  It […]


Anne’s Thoughts on Casually Cursed by Kimberly Frost

Anne’s Thoughts on Casually Cursed by Kimberly Frost

Posted February 5, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

I’ve read every book in Southern Witch series in 2014, including this ARC at the end of the year. I love the characters and the zany antics. Magic is my favorite paranormal thing. The previous two books, HALFWAY HEXED and SLIGHTLY SPELLBOUND, where among my favorite reads in 2014. So I was excited to read CASUALLY CURSED. I knew it would involve more of the fae side of the family and more of  Tamara’s relatives. I was worried the relatives would be horrible to Bryn or somehow separate him from Tamara. And of course, there would be some big adventure or why would there be a book? I enjoyed the developing relationship between Tamara and her sister, Kismet.  They were the focus of this story.  There was […]


Anne’s Thoughts on Revenant by Larissa Ione

Anne’s Thoughts on Revenant by Larissa Ione

Posted January 29, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

REVENANT is a fitting mesh of the Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series and it’s good to see some of the characters I have long loved. It focused on the new couple and their connections and barely mentioned some of my favorites, like Ares and Kynan.  Luckily, the hospital and Eidolon are always in the thick of things.  The main characters in REVENANT have difficult pasts and have been massively deceived.   They have both had difficulty with trusting others. These series feature many people who are deceived, tortured in the worst ways, then get their HEA.  If this wasn’t paranormal, it would be difficult to swallow some of the things which happen. This is not a standalone book, in my opinion, or at least, it is […]


Shifting Shadows by  Patricia Briggs

Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

Posted January 24, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

SHIFTING SHADOWS is a short story anthology in the world of Mercy Thompson and includes the world of Charles & Anna.  Patricia Briggs is a talented and engaging writer and I always have enjoyed everything of hers I have read.  This is no exception. The short stories included are:  Silver, Fairy Gifts, Gray, Seeing Eye, Alpha and Omega, The Star of David, Roses in Winter, In Red with Pearls, Redemption,  and Hollow. There were also two outtakes, one from Silver Borne and one from Night Broken.  Here are few brief thoughts on my favorites. Which apparently is pretty much all of them! Silver –  This was a great story to have as it gave us the history of Samuel and Ariana.  I really appreciated it. It […]


Thrifty Thursday! Anne Reviews IGNITED by Kaylea Cross

Thrifty Thursday! Anne Reviews IGNITED by Kaylea Cross

Posted January 22, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to pick a book which was free (at some point) and review it.   Free for Kindle on August 16, 2014 When I go looking through my Goodreads shelves for a Thrifty Thursday choice, I try to alternate genres but it will still be one of my favorite genres like urban fantasy, romantic suspense, paranormal romance or contemporary romance. Yes, I like romance in most of my stories and humor. Romantic suspense is especially great because there is mystery and action as well as the romance. I think they can turn up the heat because of the suspense and high emotions, the sex tends to happen faster. Otherwise, it would seem too fast. Under pressure, our main couple both […]


Anne’s Thoughts on This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunter

Anne’s Thoughts on This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunter

Posted January 15, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

I was apprehensive about reading THIS SAME EARTH since it was set five years after the first book.  I waited to read it and that was STUPID.  This author writes amazing, enjoyable books. I know Elizabeth from our fan fiction days.  If you want to know her better, I did an interview with her last year. I love her characters.  The main characters are strong and smart.  None of the characters are too stereotypical.  They feel real to me as they do have some idiosyncrasies.  There are mysteries, some action and a bit of romance.  It’s urban fantasy so the relationship is there but it is only one part of the story. The world building is also excellent.  We don’t get everything all at once; we learn as […]


Movie Tie Made Anne Read The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Movie Tie Made Anne Read The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Posted January 8, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 7 Comments

So I only knew about THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, and only read it, because I heard Charlie Hunnam would be playing the male lead in the movie. It is to be filmed this year but I don’t know when it will be released. But if he was going to play it, I had to read it. This is a work of fiction, not a true story. THANK EVERYTHING and EVERYONE he didn’t go through with Fifty Shades of Grey. I would have had to read it. Even so, I got the book and had trouble getting myself to start it. Why? I’ve seen nearly all of his movies. I’ve also watched his favorite (reported) films. And they are dark, depressing and he usually dies. I knew […]