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Early review: Trouble with the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

Early review: Trouble with the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

Posted October 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 10 Comments

          I love these books and I’ve come to realize some things. This is an odd, but non-spoiler type review. With this being the twelfth book, you can guess I like them. The world and characters are fairly well-developed. Each book may have a bit more focus on certain characters, in addition to Charley, who is our viewpoint to the world. First, these are amazing on audio. I read this one, and I own some in paperback and some in Kindle format. But I need to start collecting the audios. Lorelei King is perfect for the sassy and humorous flavor of Charley. Second, the last few books, including this one, end on a big thing, which sets up the next book, but […]


Blog tour: Ride Wild by Laura Kaye

Blog tour: Ride Wild by Laura Kaye

Posted October 24, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 5 Comments

  The Raven Riders series is one of the only motorcycle rider series I really enjoy. There is the violence and sex and living on the edge of the law which is common in this world. The brutality is not so detailed on page, plus these guys are more protectors to those in trouble rather than perpetrating the abuse or crimes themselves. Slider has two young sons and has lost his wife to breast cancer. His last few years have not been good; he’s just hanging in there for his boys. He needs some help due to his work hours. Cora was saved from a horrible situation in an earlier book, so she is staying with the Raven Riders while she gets her life back […]


Eternal by Cecy Robson

Eternal by Cecy Robson

Posted October 23, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 9 Comments

       Anne’s Thoughts I got interested in this Carolina Beach series after Jennifer reviewed the first book, Inseverable. This is near where I live now and I’ve always wanted to read this author. The main characters of the first two books are sister and brother in a well-to-do family. The whole setup of the family is unreal with the money, the charity work and some of their conversations. The circle of their friends are also mostly monied. These are new adults but some of them feel less mature.  Some of them, I just want to smack upside the head and tell them to communicate and just say what they mean. The secondary characters will hopefully be more realistic with bigger roles in future […]


In Too Deep by Kimberly Kincaid

In Too Deep by Kimberly Kincaid

Posted October 19, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments

  I enjoy Kimberly Kincaid’s books and series I have read. The Station Seventeen series is about a fire station and paramedic teams. This is a natural environment for adventures, as well as investigations occurring due to arson. The world provides a great setting with many fit young men and women, and with a real life feel of ordinary people trying to help others and save lives. No wonder it’s a hot bed of romance! There’s also the camaraderie of the team. The series is usually more contemporary romance but In Too Deep tips into romantic suspense.  Luke is trying to become as skilled as he can learning to be a paramedic as well as a firefighter. He’s the strong and silent guy who isn’t […]


Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck by Molly Harper

Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck by Molly Harper

Posted October 18, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

read it, track reviews are a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck was the hush puppy to the big catfish buffet that’s about to happen when the rest of Molly Harper’s new contemporary series, Southern Eclectic hits the bookshelves. This novella did what all starters for new series should. It set up the town and the people in it. Wither Harper is writing about vampires, naked werewolves or other plain Jane humans in some of her other contemporary romances the flavor is the same. Heart. Snark. Laughs. Sexy. Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck was an enjoyable fast read that has me wanting more from the Southern Eclectic series. I recommend it to […]


Release Day: Burn For You by J.T. Geissinger

Release Day: Burn For You by J.T. Geissinger

Posted October 17, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

   Burn for You is the third book I have read by this author and she is moving into an auto-read, favorite author for me. Geissinger creates strong, relatable characters. They are realistic enough to have some quirks and even those briefly on page feel developed. The dialogue is smart and funny. She makes me feel, laugh and care. The heat level is high; these are hot and sexy. I love Bianca. She is so compassionate, hard-working and talented. She is also a pistol (fiesty). Her friends and family are close-knit. She is a chef with her own restaurant which I also love. On the surface, her suitors are a bit cliche. But there is more than meets the eye. Jackson is rich and starts […]


Hello Again by Brenda Novak

Hello Again by Brenda Novak

Posted October 16, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Psychologist Evelyn Talbot continues her study of some of the most dangerous serial killers in the country at her special facility located near Anchorage, Alaska. Her newest inmate is Lyman Bishop, aka the Zombie Maker, whose weapon of choice is an ice pick, which he uses to crudely perform lobotomies on his female victims. Meanwhile, Jasper Moore, the man who brutally attacked Evelyn as a teen, is plotting his next move that will bring him closer to her.   Admittedly, this is a creepy series given what Evelyn does but this story really disturbed me, so much so it took me longer to finish because I was terrified as to what I’d find next when I turned the page. Getting Jasper’s point of […]


Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Posted October 5, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

             Blackwing is an interesting debut which I found hard to categorize.  It’s definitely fantasy with a historical feel, but it could be futuristic apocalypse actually. The world building is in bits and dribbles as we have the view of the main character, Galharrow. Because of this, or just because it is the first book, I feel a lack of knowledge and the understanding comes slowly. The story is grim, dark with quite a bit of action. There are magic users but otherwise the weapons seem to be arrows, swords and knives., which is why I say it feels historical.  The characters are mostly not as well developed as Galharrow. He hides some of himself and feels he has some […]