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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 […]


Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

Posted December 10, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

  I always think I don’t really like regular fantasy since it’s more like a historical fantasy rather than urban fantasy, but now reading these Ace Roc books I find I love it, some of it.  I read somewhere recently about the genre being timeless and that is true enough.   It doesn’t have the changing technology issues of urban fantasy or futuristic science fiction. But to get to the point, this book and its predecessor,  Dreamer’s Pool,  are interesting, wonderful, well-written books.  The main characters, Blackthorn, and Grim have their strengths and their horrid pasts they are hiding. Yet they can still be kind and supportive to others. These are thought – provoking books, not the romantic books with humor I favor for comfort reads. […]


Shadow’s End by Thea Harrison

Shadow’s End by Thea Harrison

Posted December 3, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

I love the Elder races series, but this book didn’t build feelings as much as some other installments.  I am trying to understand why, and explain it without spoilers.   I did feel, but it was more like confused and unhappy. There were characters I loved.  A sexy romance was woven throughout the book.  There were battles and a mystery / problem to be solved.  I enjoyed the bits of humor, too.  Shadow’s End had everything to make a great book. But something didn’t quite work for me.  My best guess is the answer lies in timing.  Things happened in odd ways and timing of events was critical.  It was important to the story but I disliked it.  Somewhat I didn’t believe it.  Perhaps it was […]


Waking Hearts by Elizabeth Hunter

Waking Hearts by Elizabeth Hunter

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

Love it. Love it. Love it.  I think this is my favorite series of her series. Why?  They are all well-written and most of her books are 5 star reads for me.  I confess I have not read all of the original Elemental series YET. The other books are perhaps more adult, or complex or darker?   Anyway,  Cambio Springs is comfort. It has family and close friends, big families, small town, romance, mystery and action.  And my other favorite?  HUMOR.  “I’m shocked. So shocked.” Snickers. Maybe that’s it – it has more humor.  And this series is more PNR (paranormal romance), while the others are maybe more UF (urban fantasy).  I usually think I like UF more. The stories are about a small town […]


Back Lash by Devon Monk

Back Lash by Devon Monk

Posted November 19, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

I loved the feel of this because I love Shame and Terric. In fact, I read 25% and then struggled to pick it up again because I didn’t want it to be finished. Back Lash felt so fast, so short. I looked now and it is 146 pages rather than around 300, so it is a shorter book. I just enjoy their foibles and idiosyncrasies. I laughed and giggled at them and how true to themselves they are. There’s just something about them. This was totally a Shame and Terric book, which included Dash, and Terric’s sister, Jolie. Other favorites like Cody, Zayvion and Allie were only barely mentioned. No characters from other series had dialog or an actual part in this story. I’m also […]


Inherit the Stars by Tony Peak

Inherit the Stars by Tony Peak

Posted November 12, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

Being an Ace Roc star is wonderful, taking me back to the science fiction and fantasy books which it turns out I still love and have missed. Why wasn’t I reading these books? I grew up totally loving Star Trek (reruns after school)  and Star Wars. I read lots of this genre through high school and college. On Goodreads, the classification seems to be science fiction.  To me, this seems like urban fantasy or maybe more accurately, space opera.  There is a strong heroine who grows and learns more about the world and herself than her original notions.  She has loved and lost, and now he’s turned up again like a bad penny.  There are futuristic and paranormal elements and different species. This space opera […]


It’s Only Love by Marie Force

It’s Only Love by Marie Force

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

I really enjoy this series with its big family, romance and small town setting.  The couple in this book have known each other most of their lives.  Ella has always loved Gavin.  He is older and has been less than available to her.   Both of them have their own stubborn views and that’s what stands in the way of their being a couple.  It would be kind of ridiculous but we all need to have our beliefs and values.  Even if they are WRONG. Really that is not my gripe, it is when they try to tell themselves how to feel.  A person can’t change how they feel, only their actions and reactions can be controlled. At one point, Ella tries to tell herself […]


Thrifty Thursday Review: Attraction by Penny Reid

Thrifty Thursday Review: Attraction by Penny Reid

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

  The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to pick a book which was free (at some point).   Free ebook on June 12, 2015 Currently it is $ .99 on Amazon, Nook, and Kobo. Additional parts are $2.99 or you can get all 3 parts for $5.99.   There is every reason for me to NOT even like this book – it is the billionaire manwhore and the virgin. And it is a serial with 3 parts. There is a CLIFFHANGER. (The author is kind enough to include the start of the second book which relieves the worst of it.)  BUT,  it’s AMAZING and I LOVED it. It’s honest and fresh and lets us see behind the masks people use to hide.  This is REAL […]