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Completely by Ruthie Knox

Completely by Ruthie Knox

Posted September 27, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

                       Ruthie Knox is an auto-buy, go-to author for me in contemporary romance. It’s crazy how she does it. The characters aren’t all realistic or ordinary which is something I find more believable. Some are rich, wildly successful people and some famous people.  But it isn’t about the money or the power. Although, I prefer the strong women she writes. It’s about the ideas, the hopes and dreams, and their FEELINGS. Those are authentic. They aren’t all good or bad; they have both tendencies, like real people. Mostly these people are a mess. They are in the most difficult, awkward, and unhappy situations in their work and / or personal life. The relationships sometimes seem unworkable, […]


Caroline  by Sarah Miller

Caroline by Sarah Miller

Posted September 22, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

         I’m a big fan of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, so I had to try Caroline. I have, in fact, been to all the locations from the books in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota. I think they actually lived in Iowa for a short time, and I grew up there, but I don’t know if there is anything commemorating their stay there. This view of Caroline Ingalls is based on the books, plus standard views of the time. I don’t read much historical fiction, because the standard views and sometimes the treatment of women is annoying. It is difficult to hear her perspective on what is acceptable for her and her children to do. I also am […]


Audio: The Hunt by Chloe Neill

Audio: The Hunt by Chloe Neill

Posted September 21, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 34 Comments

  I love this author and I have loved this Devil’s Isle series from the start. Somehow, this is an audio series for me. The world and the character of Claire are something special. Claire is mature; she’s had to be, since she is on her own. Her skills and practical nature reflect her upbringing. In The Hunt, she learns much more about her family history as she works to help all the people in New Orleans, with or without magic.  She grows in her magic skills, and deals with new information. Even though she is a target, and more isolated with hiding, because of her magic, she makes a stand for what is right. At the end of The Sight, Liam leaves. For the […]


Audio: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Audio: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Posted September 15, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

                  I waited a long time to start Red Sister.  It’s fantasy which I never quite believe I will like. Fantasy can be dark, violent, even brutal with almost no humor. Audio is a way I slip myself into the story. I wanted to try this author. I’m so glad I did. The world-building here is huge. It has the fantasy standard of feudal groups fighting for power. There is royalty and there are peasants. Our girl is a peasant. We follow Nona’s life from small child to older child, I guess. There is a religious aspect which I usually dislike but this felt more political, which religion often is political. The backdrop of all the places in Nona’s life […]


Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells

Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells

Posted September 14, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

         I wanted to read a book in this series in preparation for NOLA Storycon last year. I was trying to read at least something by each author. I had already read most of the Sabina Kane series, so I don’t know why I decided to read this Prospero’s War series, also. But I really enjoyed it, reading them all instead of just one. It was consistently good and I wondered if there would be more. I was lucky enough to get all the rest of the series on audio, which added to my pleasure. I was so excited when I heard about Volatile Bonds! The world-building is rather fascinating and in urban fantasy where everything builds on the previous story, you […]


September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Posted September 11, 2017 by Anne in Snagged @ The Library | 8 Comments

I currently have 250+ books on my library wish list. If you’re like me, you love to read and buying every book you read really puts a hurt on your wallet. Checking books out from the library can save you TONS of money. FREE audiobooks/books are awesome. Renew your library card today!     Jennifer’s Snags: Books Prices are via Amazon (ebooks) Phantom Kiss (Chicagoland Vampires #12.5) by Chloe Neill  $1.99 Once Kissed (O’Brien Family #1) by Cecy Robson  $3.99 Let Me (O’Brien Family #2) by Cecy Robson  $3.99 Feel Me (O’Brien Family #4) by Cecy Robson  $3.99 Stealing Mr. Right (Penelope Blue #1) by Tamara Morgan  $5.38 Stripped Bear (Last True Vampire 0.5) by Kate Baxter  $1.99 The Last True Vampire (Last True Vampire #1) […]


Audio:  The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost

Audio: The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost

Posted September 9, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 5 Comments

                          I listened to The Beautiful Ashes as a “reread” right before getting The Sweetest Burn.  I was able to get both in digital audio from the library. I was excited to see how they progressed with finding the second artifact. I expected Ivy and Adrian to learn and grow in their pursuit and to further their relationship as they worked together to save the world. These things sort of happened. Neither Ivy or Adrian seemed to learn or grow very much. Ivy’s whining about everything at Zach and her internal rambling were annoying. Adrian at least spent his time preparing Brutus for their mission. Both of them are so childish in their actions […]


On the Chase by Katie Ruggle

On the Chase by Katie Ruggle

Posted September 7, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

             It was great to come back to the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series.   I was happy to see Theo and Jules and Viggy and especially, the kids. I LOVE those kids. They add some humor and kick ass the way adults can only hope to manage. I listened to the first book Run to Ground. On the Chase is Hugh’s story, along with Grace (Kaylee) who comes to town to hide. The beginning runs in the same time as book one, but then continues on past that ending.  Hugh is awesome and funny. He is a bit of a glutton for punishment with all his efforts.  He also seems like a big teddy bear – who wouldn’t feel […]