Publisher: Berkley

It’s Fantasy! Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

It’s Fantasy! Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Posted November 3, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Sasha Riggs lives a lonely, solitary life as a painter in the mountains of North Carolina. When she becomes plagued by disturbing dreams that manifests into her art, she decides to give into the pull and ends up in Corfu, Greece. From there, she meets five people who will become part of her destiny, one of whom, Bran Killian, will mean much more.   I loved the mythology of this story, which forms the foundation for the tale. The quest is for three stars created many years before by three goddesses of light. They must find and reunite them before a powerful and evil dark goddess does so. Each of the six has unique gifts that are slowly revealed, adding a bit of […]


Fear the Dark by Kay Hooper

Fear the Dark by Kay Hooper

Posted October 15, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

I started reading these books as mysteries but I loved the paranormal elements.  There are psychics, mediums, clairevoyants, telepaths and empaths, etc. These are my FAVORITE paranormal stories plus maybe magic.  The earlier books also normally had a romance, which added another good element. I enjoyed Fear the Dark more than the last few books in the series.   The characters and the mystery held my attention.  Some of the latest books, including this one, do not really have a romance.   One of the main characters, besides our FBI team, is the sheriff of the town, Jonah.  I liked him and it developed that he had some abilities in addition to being a really good cop.   I’m sure there is an earlier book where […]


Joint Review: All I Want by Jill Shalvis

Joint Review: All I Want by Jill Shalvis

Posted September 30, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

Anne’s Review If you are in the mood for romance, look no further than Jill Shalvis.  She’s my go-to romance author.  Her books always have funny, sexy and endearing characters in a way I now expect and find a comfort. (My first ever blog review was a book in this series which remains an all-time favorite.)   This story continues with the new family brought into the series with the oldest sister of the new vet, Wyatt.  Zoe is so likeable.  She is tough, hard-working and real.  She fights for everyone but herself it seems. Zoe’s so competent, except when she isn’t.  I love her off kilter when Parker flirts with her.  Her rescue dog, Oreo, was abused and doesn’t like men,.. except. Parker feels […]


Energized by Mary Behre

Energized by Mary Behre

Posted July 24, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

Energized is the third in the Tidewater series. The series focuses on three sisters who were separated when their mother died. Each book looks at one sister, her unique talents and her romance. The talents are those of the “mind” which is my favorite kind of supernatural. Their men have military and / or law enforcement backgrounds. I thought Energized would be about the younger sister finding the two older sisters who have already reconnected with each other. It was but it felt like the more primary storyline was the romance and a murder mystery. Since I thought Niall was an idiot at the beginning and then did a bit of a 180, I didn’t like him very much. He didn’t seem to have any […]


Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Posted June 11, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

Psy – Changeling series has been enjoyed by friends and recommended to me for a long time. When Berkley offered me the option to get the first book, Slave to Sensation, to review when the newest book,   Shards of Hope #14 is coming out,  I decided it was time to finally read it. I love stories about the mind so I thought the Psy part would appeal to me.  It does but it wasn’t what I expected so it was hard to read initially. I read so many books and many of them are of good quality. I have access through publishers and the library so much, I have become sometimes very picky about what I will read.   I wanted to love the Psy people as […]


Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep

Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep

Posted May 29, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Read It, Track It is a way for me to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short. If you’re a fan of Estep’s Elemental Assassin series then you will recognize the name Fiona Fine as the fashion designer that Fin loves to wear. In Hot Mama we get to learn about the designer that can throw fireballs. Fiona is a fashion diva and a bit of a diva in the superhero world as Fiera. After loosing her fiancé to an ubervillain  a year ago she gets a second chance at love with the new superhero Johnny Angel. Their romance is super hot but that should be no surprise when you get a diva and playboy together. I enjoyed getting […]


Busted by Shiloh Walker

Busted by Shiloh Walker

Posted May 28, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

      I always wanted to read Shiloh Walker, so when I had the opportunity to read Busted I did. I read the first two books (Wrecked and Razed) in the Barnes Brothers series to prepare for Busted – the third book. I’d say the Barnes Brothers series keeps getting better and I like each book more. It’s always the characters which draw me in and make me feel. While the guys are mostly somewhat rich and/or famous, at least the woman in the first book was also. The thing is they act ordinary and their attitudes, goals and lifestyles are relatable. They want relatively normal things in life. The brothers believe in family, not so much power or money, except maybe Sebastian. There was insta-love which doesn’t always make […]


Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep

Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep

Posted May 9, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 9 Comments

      Grab your graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows because you are going to want to make some s’mores while reading this lovable campy paranormal romance! After falling in love with Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series back in 2012 I grabbed books 1-3 in her Bigtime series when I ran across them at my local used bookstore. They’ve sat on my shelf waiting for me to get in the mood for a fun and light romance that involved superheroes. Well that mood hit me and here I am today talking about the 1st book, Karma Girl. Now Estep has warned me that the Bigtime series is nothing like the Elemental Assassin series and that’s true. But it’s not a bad thing. The writing is still Estep […]