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Urban Enemies

Urban Enemies

Posted August 3, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

            The anthology includes seventeen short stories from many authors which I have mentioned in the order within Urban Enemies.  I have read only five of these authors but they are some of my favorites so I was excited. After all, reading an anthology like this, which was edited by a mystery author, was what took me out of over ten years of reading only mysteries. It turned out to be more science fiction, paranormal romance and urban fantasy stories. I enjoyed many of the stories even though I had read none of the authors before and three series I started on immediately from it were Keri Arthur’s Riley Jensen series, Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries and Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville books. […]


The Silent by Elizabeth Hunter

The Silent by Elizabeth Hunter

Posted August 1, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

                 Oh. Oh. I just got caught up. I was only one book behind, so I read The Staff and the Blade.  And I’m so glad I did. Damien and Sari have such a long and winding road. It is a very lengthy book and yet it doesn’t seem like enough. This Irin Chronicles series has morphed from urban fantasy, with the first three books all being Ava / Malachi, into more of a paranormal romance with a different couple in each book. It is a great having the overall story arc of the world continue and getting to have more depth on characters which supported earlier stories. Please do not read this series out of order. OMG. I […]


Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow

Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow

Posted July 31, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

I’m not one to read series out-of-order, but one thing I really like about contemporary romances is you can sample a new to you author’s writing style with a novella without feeling lost by not reading the previous novels. Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow is a great introduction to her voice. It was a quick, sexy and romantic appetizer that has me wanting to order from the full menu that is the Colorado Ice series. I love Paige and Owen’s story. They both have a past they are still healing from, both emotionally and physically. I also like the fact that even though the story involves some sports themes it’s not too heavy for someone who knows nothing about hockey. The sports element is just a seasoning on […]


No One But You by Brenda Novak

No One But You by Brenda Novak

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

    Dawson Reed was accused of murdering his parents and after a year of imprisonment, was acquitted and released. His mentally handicapped adult sister was cared for during that time by a state institute and he wants to bring her home. Sadie Harris answers his ad to be a caregiver and housekeeper, even though she’s fearful of him as the whole town believes he’s guilty of the murders. But Sadie’s desperate as she needs the extra money to finalize her divorce from her abusive husband who happens to be a Silver Springs police officer.   This was a chilling story with some very strong themes. Dawson and Sadie are both tragic, he because he’s not been able to mourn his brutally murdered parents who […]


Joint Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Joint Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Posted July 25, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

             All the stars! I have been wondering how I could even write a review. I realized it is simple. It’s everything. I was reading within minutes of receiving the eARC and I keep rereading it! This morning I wanted to wail and cry like Catalina’s hardened, badass mercenaries when I had to leave for work. Nevada is so strong, smart, and compassionate. She puts her whole self into her work and family.  I am so impressed with her. Will she learn even more about her skills and get more training as others do from childhood?  The characters have me intensely invested. of course, Nevada and Rogan, but so MANY others. The supporting cast is so detailed and interesting. I care about […]


After You by Erin Nicholas

After You by Erin Nicholas

Posted July 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

           I like Erin Nicholas’ books, so I signed up to be a reviewer for her. After You is the first book they sent me for review. It is from the Sapphire Falls series.   I read Getting Out of Hand  Last week to prepare but have not read the rest of the series. Yet.  The people in the small town were not the same ones in the two books for the most part. There were names I recognized but the main couple from the first book wasn’t even mentioned. (And that’s fine).  I didn’t feel confused having not read the other books, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had, and got more emotional connection and perhaps humor […]


Release Day Review: Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

Release Day Review: Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

Posted July 18, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

  The  Moonshadow trilogy  is set in Europe and feels more historical than the Elder Races series to which it is loosely connected.  I love the worlds Harrison has created and many of the characters. You can check out my 5 star review for the first book, Moonshadow  to see why it was one of my favorites last year. Spellbinder is a twist on things focusing on Morgan who is one of the bad guys in the previous book! Everything is not what it seems. Robin learns this fact – too late. Morgan has great talent and skill. There is more to him than anyone knows or even than he can tell anyone. He is such a man of integrity and he endures so much. Sidonie is […]


Low Tide by Leslie Tentler

Low Tide by Leslie Tentler

Posted July 17, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 7 Comments

    Renowned actor Carter St. Clair is viciously attacked in his home by a stalker and barely survives. His brother brings him back home to Rarity Cove, South Carolina to heal, both mentally and physically. Guilt ridden about the death of his companion and bordering on depression, Carter’s recuperation becomes a challenge for his family. Physical therapist Quinn Reese has also returned home to Rarity Cove following the collapse of her marriage to an NFL star. When her former brother-in-law asks for her help with Carter, she sees it as an opportunity to establish her independence despite her troubled history with him.   This story had everything I like in the genre. There was always a sense of melancholy surrounding both Carter and Quinn […]