Genre: Urban Fantasy

The Operator by Kim Harrison

The Operator by Kim Harrison

Posted January 16, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

Kim Harrison always delivers a great ride and The Operator is another keep-your-hands-inside-the-cart ride you will want to be first in line to experience. So I did a reread of The Drafter via audio before I started The Operator because this series is one that you need to remember the details for, so no you can’t jump into this new series without reading the first book. Don’t even try! I really enjoyed listening to both (I read The Drafter the first time). January LaVoy does a fantastic job delivering the action and feelings involved in Peri’s world. She managed to keep the pace at the correct speed for the scenes and interjected the perfect tones for each character and their personalities. The Operator builds upon […]


The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

Posted January 15, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 8 Comments

           read it, track it is a way for me to track books for my reading challenges and the reviews will be super short. I really enjoyed 9th Grave and was a little anxious to listen to The Curse of Tenth Grave. I guess I was afraid I wouldn’t like it as much but that was silly. I loved being back in Charley’s world. This series is fun, sassy with a deeper thing happening underneath. Jones tricks you with the snark and then slips in the big plot issues and leaves you thinking WHAT DID I JUST READ?! I’m not sure how many more books are planned but I can’t wait to see how all the dots connects for the big finale. I believe […]


Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson

Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson

Posted January 7, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 12 Comments

      I received Belle Chasse for review but with the end of the semester finales and paper writing I didn’t get to read it as fast as I wanted. Then I had issues with the eARC formatting not working well with my Kindle Paperwhite so I purchased the hardback. I had plans to do that anyway since I love the series and I have all the other books in hardback. Why in the day of ebooks do I own the series in print even after reading a few in eARC format? Because the Sentinels of New Orleans series is a great Urban Fantasy series that is worthy of a reread. This series will always be on my “keeper shelf” and Belle Chasse is just as […]


Release Day Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Release Day Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Posted December 20, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

       The Innkeeper Chronicles is a different sort of series by my favorite, favorite author. This series is posted first online in a somewhat weekly serial, for FREE, until publication. One Fell Sweep is the first one I managed to read along; I tend to prefer to read it all together, which I did with the ARC.  Ilona Andrews NEVER disappoints. All their series, every book is so well-written, with such interesting world-building, characters who become real to me, and stories which take control of my emotions. This is intellectually satisfying with the great world-building, where we continue to learn about how things work. There is also the mystery or current dilemma facing our characters. One Fell Sweep added new creatures, new characters and very […]


Nice Guys Bite by Jennifer Estep

Nice Guys Bite by Jennifer Estep

Posted December 12, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 11 Comments

Silvio is a character to watch! Silvio has been growing on me as a part of Gin’s team. He can go toe to toe with Finn on the snarky one liners and putting away the food. Now after reading Nice Guys Bite we get to see that Silvio can hold his own when it comes to taking on the bad guys. He has some moves of his own, Gin would be proud of! I will definitely look at Silvio different after reading Nice Guys Bite. He’s not just a pencil pusher for Gin. I loved how the novella wrapped up and how Silvio feels like he is part of a family with the gang.     Giveaway! Jennifer Estep is giving away a $20 Amazon gift card.   […]


5 Favorite Scenes: BELLE CHASSE by Suzanne Johnson

5 Favorite Scenes: BELLE CHASSE by Suzanne Johnson

Posted December 2, 2016 by Jennifer in Blog Tour, Giveaway | 4 Comments

  5 Favorite Scenes: BELLE CHASSE   Scenes are hard-working things. They all serve a function in a novel: to move the story along from one point to the next. They are the building blocks upon which any work of fiction is created. If they don’t do their job properly, the story stalls or heads off in the wrong direction. They have to be herded like sheep. But like any flock of sheep, some scenes are the favorites of the shepherd—or border collie, or novelist, in this case. Here are five of my favorites from BELLE CHASSE (sans spoilers), in no particular order. 1) Surgery by Dr. Strangepirate. Heroine DJ has a bullet in her thigh that needs removing. There is no anesthesia. There is […]


Early review: Winter Halo by Keri Arthur

Early review: Winter Halo by Keri Arthur

Posted December 1, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

      I very much looked forward to this second book and I enjoyed it. Many things continue from City of Light. Tiger still wants to find the missing children. This means she is working with Nuri and Jonas, as they want the same thing, but they don’t trust each other. They need each other though. It’s a difficult balance. The enemy is not fully defined and is formidable. Tiger needs to be alert for the many dangers. It has me on edge throughout Winter Halo. Tiger takes on a new lover to gain intelligence for the team. It’s why she was created so it is a comfortable role but it’s still squicky (to me). She also finally manages to get a job at the […]


Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole

Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole

Posted October 25, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

         The team of Cole and Galvin continues to deliver mind-blowing stories to my earbuds! The Arcana Chronicles is a unique series and I’m always excited to get my hands on a new installment. I get so wrapped up in the story and the characters that everything else just falls away. Total immersion happens when I listen to Emma Galvin deliver an award winning performance. Arcana Rising brings us one book closer to the series wrapping up (sobs), it also answered some questions from previous books but left enough unanswered that we will have a plate full of goodness when Cole comes back with The Dark Calling in Spring of 2107. And yes it ends with a cliffhanger but if you’re a fan of this series […]