Author: Anne

Anne’s Thoughts on Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Anne’s Thoughts on Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Posted March 2, 2015 by Anne in Book Review, Misc | 0 Comments

  I’ll begin by saying Patricia Briggs is an author who is a must read and I love everything.  It is so well-written; it easily captures my attention and emotions.  It is urban fantasy at its best.   Dead Heat is in the Mercy Thompson world but is not really a book in that series.  I would read these books in order and not as a standalone. Dead Heat is a departure from the usual story for Charles and Anna.  This book focuses more on their private lives than Charles’ work.  There is Anna’s upcoming birthday, visiting an old friend of Charles,  and a personal choice the couple is considering.   There is a mystery and action / adventure. I love the characters. I love the world. I […]


Thrifty Thursday! Anne’s thoughts on Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Thrifty Thursday! Anne’s thoughts on Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted February 26, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 5 Comments

  Free on Kindle, Nook and Kobo on July 26, 2014  I like almost all forms of romance, although not so much historical, but I have a prejudice against the billionaire thing.  How likely is it there would be so many young, handsome billionaires running around and they always fall for the pretty but down on her luck, no money lady.  I enjoy something light and fluffy as long as it isn’t totally unbelievable. Sadly, this book is a classic example of what I hate.  It shows me why I stopped reading contemporary romance for more than 20 years!  I just couldn’t take the unrealistic characters and the unbelievable storylines. The man in SECRETS ON THE SAND, Zeke was a geek in high school who went […]


Closer than You Think by Karen Rose

Closer than You Think by Karen Rose

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

    This is one heck of a LOOOOONG book.  I was so interested and kept reading but hours kept flying by.   I read pretty fast and it still took more than one day with lots of reading time. CLOSER THAN YOU THINK is the first book in a new series.  I did a little research since I had never read this author and because I definitely want to read the next book in this series.  I found this is sort of spin-off of a big series called Romantic Suspense, which has 15 books, but is also the 16th book in that series. From the author’s website, the books all seem to share some characters but can be read stand alone. The main guy in this […]


Anne Sits Down with Faith Hunter

Anne Sits Down with Faith Hunter

Posted February 12, 2015 by Anne in Author Interview | 12 Comments

Jessica (Rabid Reads) recommended this series and it was a good choice for me. I started reading devouring a book a day and even reading all the novellas, in order, because I’m OCD like that. I was sucked in and ignored my real life for over a week. The main character’s starting point is not unlike Kate Daniels in that she is a solitary fighter with few people in her life.  She develops relationships in the series but it is not easy for her. This is urban fantasy not romance. Jane Yellowrock is a fascinating character with Beast, that dual voice complexity,  and all the facets of the world where she lives. Beast can be funny. There are vampires, weres, witches and more. I enjoy […]


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 […]