Category: Book Review

Audio Review: Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Audio Review: Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Posted January 27, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

At the end of the audio book there is a short interview with Jones and she states that Charley is a kind of mix between Stephanie Plum, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lorelai Gilmore from the Gilmore Girls. Now I’ve not read the Plum series yet nor have I watched the Gilmore Girls but I can see some of Buffy in Charley. Both Charley and Buffy are one of a kind (well Buffy is you don’t count Faith and the end of the last season). Charley like Buffy is special and finding out more about herself and her powers as she goes. Yeah she is the grim reaper, but what does that all mean and what cool powers does she have? Charley finds out a […]

Audio Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

Audio Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

Posted January 20, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 7 Comments

I had checked this audio book out back during the summer and could not get passed chapter 4 so I stopped listening to it. I don’t normally give a book a second chance but since I’ve joined Cocktail Society Book Club and the book for February is book 3 in the series, Third Grave Ahead; I thought I’d give it another shot. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood the first go around because I did finish it and enjoyed this time around. I really liked the idea of a series about a woman Grim Reaper and that’s what drew me to it in the first place. Ms. Jones has written a great smart ass heroine in Charley Davidson. The snarky one liners and hint of romance between Charley and Reyes was a […]

Review: Vampire Vacation by C.J. Ellisson

Review: Vampire Vacation by C.J. Ellisson

Posted January 16, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 5 Comments

I first saw Vampire Vacation on another blog that was reviewing it and it sounds fun and a fun cover. Then I saw it again as free Nook read from Barnes and Noble and decided to get it. After seeing and getting a notice from Bewitching Book Tours that they were hosting a tour for the author I decided to sign up and finally read it. I was glad I did. The concept of a Vampire Inn where vampires can get away and vacation in Alaska is something new. VV has some much going on, there is a touch of erotica with some pretty hot sex scenes between Viv and Rafe. As well as some teasing scenes with some of the other characters. Then you […]

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Crossroads by J.J. Bond

Posted January 11, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 25 Comments

Crossroads by J.J. BondsCrossroads Academy #1Published November 9th 2011RATING:★★★ 1/2 As if high school isn’t miserable enough, try being uprooted and dropped fangs first into an uptight prep school where everyone knows your name and they’ll stop at nothing to uncover the secrets of your past. When Katia enrolled at Crossroads Academy she knew things weren’t exactly going to be easy. The sole heir to the worlds’ most powerful vampire, her presence was bound to cause a stir. But nothing could have prepared her for this. Whispers follow everywhere she goes. So does trouble. But Katia will do her time at Crossroads. After all, she’s only enrolled at the prestigious school for pure blood vampires to fulfill a promise to her Great Uncle Aldo. Tucked away […]

Review: Supernaturally Kissed by Stacey Kennedy

Posted January 5, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 6 Comments

Supernaturally Kissed (Frostbite #1)by Stacey Kennedy Publication: January 5th 2012 by Ellora’s Cave Urban Fantasy RomanceLength: Novel, ebook RATING:★★★★ Ghosts harass and annoy Tess Jennings to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp McGowen, a cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her. Tess must help solve the five year old cold case of Hannah Reid, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever or find the killer… REVIEW:I have read other books that had ghost characters in them […]

Review: Scent of a White Rose by Tish Thawer

Posted January 4, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

Scent of a White Rose by Tish Thawer (The Rose Trilogy #1)Published December 26th 2011 by Tish ThawerParanormal RomanceRATING:★★★★ A vampire’s love… An innocent’s guilt… A secret no one could’ve imagined… A paranormal romance that entices with a heroine that isn’t quite what she seems, a vampire who’s love story is filled with dark surprises, and a vampire clan who’s Sire has lost the ability to inflict “the change”. REVIEW:Tish Thawer’s debut novel, Scent of a White Rose, is a great mix of romance and mystery. You have a love story between Rose, a twenty year old college student and Christian, a 602 year old vampire. Yes we’ve read this love story a thousand times but this one has twist to it. The vampires in this book […]

Review: Bound to the Prince by Deborah Court

Posted January 2, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

Bound to the Prince by Deborah CourtElven Warrior Trilogy #1Paranormal RomancePublisher: Deborah Court, via SmashwordsPublication date: 8/19/2011Format: eBookFile size: 745 KBRATING:★★★★ An elven prince without a throne. A mortal woman without hope, stolen from her own world to fulfill his every desire. A choice of love and death that could bind them together forever. REVIEW: Bound to the Prince is like Lord of the Rings meets Debbie Does Dallas, but in a good way. Bound to the Prince is a mish-mash of creatures from elves, trolls, demons, nymphs to gargoyles. And the scenery, Court does an amazing job of detailing the surround world and creatures that I felt like I was watching an epic movie on an IMAX screen in my head while I was reading. […]

Review: Home for the Holidays by Jeanine Frost

Review: Home for the Holidays by Jeanine Frost

Posted December 23, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

Cat and Bones along with most of the gang are celebrating Bones’ birthday in this short story when something goes wrong. Like an attack on Annette and a long lost family member shows up. I loved this short so much more than the last full length novel, One Grave at a Time. We Cat and Ian working together to save the rest of the gang which was just a hoot. He unzipped his pants and tugged them down. I whirled just in time, barking, “I don’t care what you think, your junk does not have special abilities. And I already heard about the piercing,” over my shoulder. Not much can be said without spoilers but just know that fans of Frost’s Night Huntress series MUST read […]