Tag: 4 Stars

Audio series review: Prospero’s War by Jaye Wells

Audio series review: Prospero’s War by Jaye Wells

Posted June 25, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

         I got all of these books at the library as digital audiobooks except the novella which was a Kindle ebook.  I have read most of the Sabina Kane series but picked up this new to me series since she is an author who will be at NOLA Storycon. I consistently enjoy her works – the characters, the action, the plots, BUT I always fall for the WRONG guy.  It makes it hard to stay with the series.  This doesn’t happen so much with other authors but so far it has happened with both of her series.  Well, this Prospero’s War series isn’t complete, although the author is uncertain as to when more books will be available. And maybe there is hope for […]


New series!  Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk

New series! Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk

Posted June 23, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

I need two more box graphics here – New Series and Favorite Author. Since I’m graphics retarded and they aren’t in our graphics set, that’s probably not happening. So I will just say it –  I’m excited to have a new series by one of my favorite authors. The world building is well done. It has enough to be interesting rather than being boring or confusing.  There are gods which brings my fuzzy knowledge of mythology back to work. There are creatures too – vampires and werewolves, maybe a few more. The creatures aren’t exactly typical in construction. The main character is Delany Reed, the chief of police, and she is the most developed. Delaney is strong and smart but she doesn’t take very good […]


Audio Review:  Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Audio Review: Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Posted June 17, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

        As I continue to read, or in this case listen, to books by authors who will be at NOLA Storycon later this year, I selected Dark Descendant.  Melanie from Rabid Reads and Hot Listens  has a review of one of the newer installments and I can count on her to give me a good sense of a book, so I know what I will like or to avoid it.  The library had it available on digital audio and there you go.  It took less than 24 hours to devour. I seem to be in an audio craving, reading sort of slump.  Audio has been an awesome way for me to continue with a series where reading didn’t work.  It’s also been the way to […]


Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid

Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid

Posted June 16, 2016 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 3 Comments

  In the Knitting in the City series, Ashley Winston is one of the “knitters” who has SIX brothers. Grin and Beard It is the second book in the spinoff series, Winston Brothers. I love the brothers. They are funny and interesting. Jethro is featured here, a former bad boy who has been trying hard to redeem himself. It’s heartwarming to see him apply his considerable talents to good works. Jethro holds himself to some high standards these days. Sienna’s perspectives are unusual, candid and refreshing.  She is far from a typical actor, thank goodness.  Their first experiences with real love, plus the attitudes of those around them are the basis for this tale. The complication of Sienna’s celebrity adds some twists. Almost more than […]


The Haunted Sultan by Gillian Zane

The Haunted Sultan by Gillian Zane

Posted June 11, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

    What drew me to The Haunted Sultan? Gillian Zane. I’m loving her NOLA Zombie series and needed to read more of her work. The Haunted Sultan is a story about two BFFs visiting NOLA to have a little fun. It’s Halloween time and everyone is in costumes but Sierra. She and her friend Cecilia find themselves in a shop looking for a costume for Sierra. That’s where the supernatural part of the story starts. While the two girls are on a ghost tour, Sierra starts up a flirtatious conversation with Owen, a cute guy on the tour with his friends. Owen and Sierra find themselves drawn to one of the houses on the tour. They are the only ones that hear the help call from the Sultan. […]


Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Posted June 10, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

Like many of you, I have seen the Disney movies based on Lewis Carroll’s novel, Alice in Wonderland, but I have never read it. I have some of the retellings on my TBR but again I have not read any of them. So I think starting with the original is the best place to start, and the fact that Alison Larkin narrates it was a no brainer for me. I went into the story knowing the jest of the story and I was delighted to learn there was more to the story. This kept me entertained story-wise. Alison’s performance of the story kept me smiling and envisioning the characters in my head. She made them jump off the “page”. My favorite character and voice were the March […]


Alice by Christina Henry

Alice by Christina Henry

Posted June 9, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 9 Comments

     I received Alice from Ace Roc stars and am finally getting to it, in the preparation of the release of book 2, The Red Queen in July. I have wanted to read it since I had the impression it was a mystery of sorts. I ignored the impressions of it being loosely connected to the Alice in Wonderland stories since I have never enjoyed them. I also paid no attention to the fantasy and horror labels. Alice is DARK. I would classify it as fantasy horror, more than a mystery. It does have some of the same confusing feels of the Lewis Carroll book. The author has cleverly brought in some of the name and circumstances. It is well-written. Surprisingly, I liked it. […]


Guest Audio Review: Sterling by Dannika Dark

Guest Audio Review: Sterling by Dannika Dark

Posted June 3, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 8 Comments

Being a huge fan of The Seven Series by the fabulous author/narrator duo of Dannika Dark and Nicole Poole, and with that series now complete, I was thrilled to find that there was an entirely whole other predecessor series, the Mageri Series, waiting for my discovery. So with the Seven Series sadly over, I jumped right into listening to Sterling (the first book in the Mageri Series); and what a ride it was! While the Mageri Series and the Seven Series take place in the same Urban Fantasy (UF) world (which Ms. Dark coins the “Mageriverse”), Sterling, to me, seems to take a much more descriptive approach to describing this unique UF world. Perhaps this is because, as Ms. Dark indicates on her website, the […]