Guest Review: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

Guest Review: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

Posted May 28, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

The fourth installment of the Tiffany Aching series gives a better idea of what it means for Tiffany to be THE witch of the Chalk.  The previous three books gave us more details of what witches in Terry Pratchett’s  Discworld universe have to DO, but this one shows us how important the roles are that the witches play in their stead for their people. Tiffany has accomplished quite a lot from her first experiences as a witch as an adolescent to now, as a young woman.  She has demonstrated an ability to both wield magic and be the person in charge of her area skillfully, and in doing some of the more remarkable things, has awoken a monster that has spelt doom for many witches […]


Review: Lucinda, Darkly by Sunny

Review: Lucinda, Darkly by Sunny

Posted May 24, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

  I like to refer to Sunny’s writing as Laurell K. Hamilton Lite. You know with an actual plot and with a side of smut that factors into the plot. As opposed to a book full of just orgies (coughs – Anita).If you enjoyed Sunny’s Monére, Children of the Moon Series (aka Mona Lisa Series), you will enjoy Lucinda, Darkly. It follows in much the same style as the Mona Lisa series and in the same world. For those of you that has read the Mona Lisa books you’ve meet Halcyon, Lucinda’s demon brother. (Yummy BTW)The story revolves around Lucinda’s job as a guardian from Hell. While she is on Earth she runs into arougeMonére warrior, Stefan, that brings up feelings in her that she has not […]


Review: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Review: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Posted May 20, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

In one word…. BLAH. I hate to be negative since I really have enjoyed most of this series but the last two books has been SLOW and a disappointment to me. Dead Reckoning has now replaced Dead in the Family as my least favorite book in the series.It wasn’t all bad; we did get some background info onSookie’sfae blood and her Gran. And there was some intense moments betweenSookie and Eric and then between Eric and Pam but over all it didn’t really have any action until about the last 50 or so pages. On a bright note we got a bit of “Bubba” and for you Bill fans there was a few scenes between him andSookie.Dead in the Family felt like a bridge book so I was […]


Review: Caressed by Moonlight

Review: Caressed by Moonlight

Posted May 19, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

  What an awesome introduction to the Rulers of Darkness series by the self-published author, Amanda J. Greene. She does an excellent job of world building and character development. Caressed by Moonlight is a mix of historical and erotic paranormal romance. The setting is in the 1800s, London, where all it takes is a rumor to destroy a lady’s reputation in society. The lady in question is Victoria, the heroine of Caressed by Moonlight. She is left to take care of her younger sister Margaret after the death of their parents. Victoria is forced to leave the country after selling all of the family’s belongings to pay off her late father’s debts. The sisters go to London in hopes that their bitch of an aunt […]


Review: Eternal Hearts by Jennifer Turner

Review: Eternal Hearts by Jennifer Turner

Posted May 15, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

Jennifer Turner has done it again, I could not put down Eternal Hearts. The second installment in Darkness Within series had just as much humor and amazing characters as the first one, Eternal Seduction. EH had a different feel than ES. Were as ES dealt more with relationships and internal battles and the secret world of vampires, Eternal Hearts had more action and a “mystery” to solve. There was a lot of connecting the dots from the first book to the second and I just know I’ll have more “a-ha!” moments while reading the 3rd book, Eternal Embrace (release date TBA). I love it when an author feeds you pieces of a larger puzzle through out a series. It keeps the story exciting and has […]


Review: Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin

Review: Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin

Posted May 11, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

I’m on the fence about this series. I like it but do not love it. I keep reading to see what happens but I found myself skimming this installment just to get to the end of it. So far this series is written with more internal monologue (in Jaz’s head) than actual dialogue and it gets a little much. I want more interaction between the characters. Don’t get me wrong the characters are great but I’m ready for something to happen romantically between Jaz and Vayl or Jaz and Cole. The whole will they, won’t they is driving me nuts. I enjoyed the Once Bitten, Twice Shy (1st) & Another One Bites the Dust (2nd) more than this one but I will continue the series to […]


Mini – Review: Shimmerspell

Mini – Review: Shimmerspell

Posted May 9, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

Shimmerspell is a Novella about faeries that is loosely based on the story of Morgan le Fay. Even though it is a Novella it packed full of great characters and plot lines. While reading it, I almost forgot it was not a full length novel. The plot was very interesting and kept me well entertained. Shimmerspell starts out in a high school setting where the heroine, Jensen, doesn’t know that Fae exist let alone that she is part Fae herself. Until something happens to her one day at school and then all the sudden the cute guy that she had noticed only a few days ago is not quite the same. Like the fact that he now has wings. Ms. Spencer does and excellent job of […]


Review: Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill

Review: Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill

Posted May 8, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

Often in series there is a safe and sometimes predictability to the characters and story once you are few books into the series. But even though Hard Bitten is the fourth installment of the Chicagoland Vampire series, it is by no means predictable. Hard Bitten picks up where Twice Bitten leaves off. The Cadogan House is trying to put their house back together, physically and mentally. And of course Merit and Ethan are still dealing with their complex relationship. Ethan is trying to get Merit to forgive him and trust him with her heart after he broke it. Ethan is doing what most people either can’t or won’t do, and that is change. Merit is too afraid to think that his changes are true and […]