4 stars for Spell slinger by K.N. Lee
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Action, Suspense, Drama
Audience: NA, Adults
Series: The Skeleton Key
I received the book for an honest review.
This book is a standalone read, but still part of the skeleton key series.
I’m a world where Metas (spirits/ghosts) threatens the public, and shifter and magic users are hunted. Yara was born to fight. Yara is a spell slinger or sorceress, but most important she are part meta too and that gives her the edge in the fight.
The king of the land hates spell slingers and kills every one he finds, including Yara’s father. Running from prosecution she finds a skeleton key. The key opens a portal to the future where the king still rules. Now it’s up to Yara to save the land. She gets help from the Kings son Eric, who she slowly begins developing feelings for. How it ends, you will have to read the book to find out.
This one was a real page turner and full of action and drama. Weaved in with it all are bits of romance and horror. It would make a great action movie. Generally the story was nicely written with good character development. It kept reminding me of the anime I love, because the descriptions really made it come alive for me. The only negative thing was that I thought it ended too soon and that would have liked to know more about what happened to some of the minor characters. Maybe that will come in another book. I would warmly recommend it as a great summer read.
5 stars for Hot on his heels by Margo Bond Collins
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Humor
Series: A what happens I’m Vegas story
Synopsis (from book description):
Sadie Quinn is at the romance readers’ convention for one reason only: to find editor Jocelyn Dellarivier. Which she could do if she didn’t keep running into the most frustrating, gorgeous man ever. To make matters worse, she just won a contest and a date with him is the prize.
Jake Blaine could kill his boss for rigging the contest, but now he’s face to face with the one woman who could expose his alter ego. He’s not about to leave, but he can’t tell Sadie he’s the editor she’s looking for. But even though he’s playing with fire, Jake can’t seem to stay away.
I simply loved the story. Is so sweet I had to brush my teeth after reading it LOL. The way the chapters circle around each other were so cute and funny. At times I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry. When you then add the hot erotic moments you have a full package of an awesome book. I warmly recommend it as a great summer read. Don’t forget the wine and chocolate while you read. You are going to need it “wink”.
5 stars for White as snow by May Sage
Page 311 : they appeared before their eyes. (His)
Genre: Fantasy, Fairytale, Drama, Romance, Action
Series: Not quite the fairy tale (book 6)
Audience: YA, NA, Adults
Blanche Woods is the heir to the thrown of the woodlands, but nobody looking at her would believe that. On her stepmother’s (the Queen) orders, she works as a maid in the castle. One day fearing for her life she flees to the woods. Here she sets up camp with seven gnomes, and start fighting freedom.
Alessandro is the second to the thrown in his own country. It’s love at first sight meeting Blanche, so he joins her, in her fight for freedom.
This book are part of a series. It can be read as a standalone, but it is recommended reading Cinderella first.
As a different take on the classic fairy tale of Snow White goes, this is simply brilliant. Casting Snow White as a freedom fighter and strong independent woman, gives the story an interesting spice. I could not put it down when I got started. It’s funny, has lots of actions and slow developing love. The book is at times sweet and at other times spicy. What more can you ask for in a book? I loved it and would warmly recommend it as a good read.
5 plus stars for Descended from dragons by Tricia Owens
Series: Moonlight Dragon (book one)
Audience: Adults, NA and especially Fans of Patricia Brigs
Narrator: Elizabeth Philips
The book was given to me for an honest review
Anne Moody runs a cursed pawnshop in the occult underbelly of Las Vegas. Here she caters to the desperate, the curious and the magical. It’s a tricky job, but it helps hide the fact that she is a dragon sorceress. One day a customer comes in and sells her a statue of a gargoyle, only it turns out that it’s really a possessed gargoyle shifter named Vale. At the same time she also learns that the person responsible for cursing him, wants to take over Las Vegas. Can miss Moody save Vegas? Read it to find out.
Elizabeth Phillips did an outstanding job at narrating the story. She really made it come to life, with different voices adding to the suspense and depth of the story.
This was a brilliant spun story. I simply loved it from start to end. I especially loved all the funny side characters like Melanie the Monkey shifter. The books made me want to shout girl power out loud. Honestly there can’t me many things more cool than a girl with a dragon familiar. The book has lots of action, funny episodes and drama. It’s also non-predictable (is that even a word), anyway I loved how I could never be sure what would happen on the next page. So a good well spun story that made me long for cocktails, blackjack, dragons and hot shifter males. I would warmly recommend this story.
I just have to say that I LOVE the cover of Nalini Singhs next book Archangel’s Heart. I can’t wait to read it. It’s been so long since we had a new story in the guilt hunter series and I really want to know that Elena and Raphael has been up to LOL. Here is little treat that Nalini send, for you all to enjoy. ?
One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.
Accompanying her archangel lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, Guild Hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within – truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is . . .
The Davenport Agency is a large advertising agency run by the brothers Samuel and Adam. When Sam’s assistant goes on maternity leave, he hires an old friend of his assistant as a temp. Haley is on the run after being assaulted and raped at a party in her home town. Taking a job as a temp at Davenport is a way of getting herself back on her feet. When Sam runs a background check on Haley he unintentionally gives Haley’s rapist a way to find her and soon she is in danger. Sam has fallen in love with Haley and will stop at nothing to protect her.
This is a sweet love story with a hint of suspense. We get to follow Haley as she puts her life together again after being a victim of rape and assault. This book contains materials that might trigger a reaction from people sensitive to rape stories, but it’s a story about survival. The story is well written and has a good story line. The characters development is good and the writing style smooth. In some ways it’s a dark story, but it’s also a story about hope and love.
FBI Agent Hazel are both a witch and an experienced investigator, so when her old friend Lily call for help, she dives right in. Going back to her hometown bring back many memories both good and bad. One of them are of Officer Ford, who she had a crush on in high school. Together Hazel and Ford must dwell into the towns past to solve a string of murders, while battling the attraction they feel for each other.
While reading this at night, I laughed so much, that I almost woke up my husband. This is a very funny, well written story. I especially loved the character of a squirrel witch familiar, with a sassy personality. The story has just the right combination of fun, action and excitement. It’s a book that puts you in a good mood.
Categories: Romance, Vampires, Paranormal, suspense
Audience: Mature 18+
Disclaimer: I received this book for an Honest review
This is a new take on the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. Many years ago Julian Lambert and his then fiancé Lilac Martin got cursed. She died only to be reborn again and again. Julian and his home was cursed so he became a vampire and his servants immortal as long as they stay in the house. Lilac don’t remember anything about her past life. Will Julian be able to win her love? Will the be able to break the curse? Read the book to find out.
In His Immortal Kiss, Miss Rhodes gives us all a cute adult version of the classic fairytale of Beauty and the Beast. The story takes place in our Modern times. It’s a well written take on an old tale which makes it an interesting read.
Categories: Humor, Romance, crime, drama
Audience: young adults and adults
In this story Kate and Nick go after an Insane thief who decides to steal a virus and infect the world for money. As usual Nick comes up with the perfect con to trap the bad guy and save the world. Now they both just has to survive long enough for the plan to come together.
I laughed so much reading this book. I have to say that my favorite character is Jake, who is Kate’s father. He is the perfect gun shooting companion to his tough as nails daughter. This book has it all. Action, Love, Humor, excitement and don’t forget explosions. Janet’s books for some reason almost always has explosions in them. Hmm. I wonder why? Anyway I warmly recommend reading this book.
In a world where fertile women are rare, Iris and her sisters are kidnapped. After running away from her kidnappers, Iris is rescued by shifters Evan and Barron. Evan and Barron has been looking for their mate for a long time. When they stumble upon Iris, they stars suspecting that she is their mate.
This is a sweet start on a series of books. The book contains a cliffhanger and the story continues in part 2. It’s light reading and don’t go into many details about the characters. This is a light and quick read, that you don’t have to think about in order to follow.