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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 […]


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 […]