Release Day: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Release Day: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Posted May 30, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 5 Comments

         I admit I am totally biased. This is the one and only author I auto-buy everything. I have some of their books in 3 formats: print, ebook and audio! They never let me down. Why do I love them so much? Somehow they infuse their world and characters with quirky details, relatable situations and feelings. There are multiple plot lines: the mystery, the action, the ongoing world-building and some romance. But even in a romance book – they don’t really need sex! Because the story is sooooooooo amazing!  Although I appreciate sex and romance. Not only do they write great books but they are wonderful people, real people. I was lucky enough to meet them at NOLA Storycon in September 2016. I […]


The Doctor’s Redemption by Victoria James: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

The Doctor’s Redemption by Victoria James: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Posted May 29, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 0 Comments

    Gwen Bailey is feeling pretty good about herself for a change now that her family has emerged from the grief and despair brought about by the death of her brother and nephew five years ago. Her parents leaned heavily on her for support and now that her other brother has returned to town, it’s her turn to focus on her own happiness. And at the center of that focus is The Muffin Man, or TMM as he’s “confectionately” known as he comes into her chocolate shop every morning for his coffee and muffin. What she doesn’t know is he’s Dr. Luke Thomson and he’s keeping a secret that could potentially devastate her.   What’s not to like about Gwen? She’s a great friend, […]


The Baby Bombshell by Victoria James

The Baby Bombshell by Victoria James

Posted May 29, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Five years ago, Jack Bailey left his fiancée, Lily Cookson, and his family following the tragic deaths of his twin brother and nephew. He returns at Christmas for the first time, determined to win back Lily’s heart as well as his family’s respect. On New Years Eve, he and Lily have their first confrontation and it’s life changing.   Jack’s reasons for leaving were understandable but staying away so long was harder to reconcile. I liked that the issues weren’t so easy to resolve nor clear cut. Both Lily and Jack had secrets and emotional baggage that gets slowly revealed throughout the story, adding layers to the topics and the characters. That the two still love each other is never a question but […]


Spectacle by Rachel Vincent

Spectacle by Rachel Vincent

Posted May 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

              I listened to Menagerie on audio last year and loved it. It gutted me. I became very attached to the characters and the world. So I definitely wanted to read more. Once I had it, it was hard to start reading, knowing the emotional toll it would take. The paranormal creatures of the Menagerie had broken free but it was clear their lives would not be easy and they would be captured again. Maybe since I knew the world and parameters, this wasn’t as difficult as expected. It was still heart wrenching. This shows clearly discrimination and what amounts to slavery of sentient beings. The story gives us insight into the feelings, relationships, plans, hopes and dreams of […]


Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

Posted May 26, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

                     WHY did I wait so long to listen to Menagerie?!?! I love how Vincent took creatures from all kinds of folklore like Greek mythology (centaur, satyrs, sirens, etc), fairy lore from Ireland (changelings), Islamic mythology (ifirt/jinn) and some fantastic mixing of other supernaturals (werewolf, phoenix, chimera). All these non-humans are called cryptids. Which is actually a real term. Menagerie is about a girl Delilah, who finds out the hard way that she is not a human after an incident where she defends a little girl. The little girl just happens to be a werewolf. In Vincent’s world these creatures are monsters and have no rights. Humans fear them because of the Reaping that happened in the […]


Thrifty Thursday: Wicked Beautiful by J. T. Geissinger

Thrifty Thursday: Wicked Beautiful by J. T. Geissinger

Posted May 25, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

       The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on April 12, 2017  (currently $3.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.05 with 2,610 ratings and 423 reviews   I remember seeing some favorable reviews when Wicked Beautiful was released last year. So when it came up as a Kindle freebie, I snapped it up immediately. I’m so glad I did. Victoria and Parker are a couple of people who have had really tough situations in their past. They have somehow, survived and thrived, even through their heartbreak. They are strong, successful and fun. Their friends are interesting characters,too and loyal. The dialogue is sexy and snarky. The feelings here are big and […]


For the Brave by Holly Bush

For the Brave by Holly Bush

Posted May 24, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Matthew (Matt) Gentry left home at 18-years old, angry with his father, and promptly joined the Confederate Army. Six years later, the war is over and a disillusioned Matt has drifted aimlessly for two years through a haze of whiskey and women until he’s called home. However, on the return, he and his family’s emissary get caught in the aftermath of rains and a swollen river and are discovered near death by Annie Campbell. She’s living alone in the outskirts of Bridgewater, Virginia, a tragic figure in her own right and her life is forever altered when she decides to come to Matt’s aid.   I was riveted by this story from the onset. On the surface, Matt seemed self indulgent and adrift. […]


No One Puts Clara in the Corner!  Buns by Alice Clayton

No One Puts Clara in the Corner! Buns by Alice Clayton

Posted May 23, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

                Buns is a fun and sexy read with heart. Classic Clayton. Buns kept me up way past my bedtime reading about Clara and Archie. They are the classic case of opposites attract. Clara has a massive chip on her shoulder about how she grew up bouncing from foster home to foster home. She doesn’t form connections in order to protect her heart. Even with her BFFs, Roxie (Nuts) and Natalie (Cream of the Crop) she holds back by being the friend who hides behind her job that keeps her on the road. Archie is as stuffy as the Bryant Mountain House hotel and resort that Clara has been hired to help get back on track. Archie is cold to […]