Friday, July 20, 2018

Review: The Ghost and The Femme Fatale by: Alice Kimberly

Title: The Ghost and The Femme Fatale
Author: Alice Kimberly
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Haunted Bookshop Mystery #4
Pages: 235
Format: e-book
Source: Personal Purchase

Description:

A film festival gone noir gives bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion a big screen caper to solve in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly.

The Movie Town Theater is holding its first ever Film Noir Festival, with Pen handling book sales for the guest speakers, including screen actress Hedda Geist. The legendary femme fatale has been out of the spotlight for decades. Unfortunately, the moment she steps back into it, she's nearly killed. Then other guests start to die, and Penelope wants to know why her little town's Film Noir weekend has taken a truly dark turn.

With local police on the wrong track, Penelope enlists the help of Jack Shepard, P.I. Okay, so Jack hasn't had a heartbeat since 1949, when he was gunned down in what is now Pen's store. But the hard-boiled ghost actually remembers Hedda's dark past and Penelope's sure he can help solve this case--even if he and his license did expire more than fifty years ago...

My Thoughts:

In this book Jack is on a new case he's investigating the distict attorney as his wife wants a divorce but she's his cash cow and she wants her money and her twin daughters.  So Jack does what he does best take photos and stakeout the d.a in hopes he will get enough to please the soon to be ex-wife.

In the current day The Movie Town Theater is open and holding a Film Noir starting with Hedda Geist's The Wrong Turn as Geist helped them fix up the theater.  When a light crashes down during the film weekend, Jack drags Pen back to 1948 where he investigating his cheating D.A. to teach her some things about Hedda and his case along with it.

Someone is determined to sniff out alot of people during this noir weekend starting with Dr. Lily who is found dead at Pen's shop.  The cops are determined it was an accident but Pen is adamant that it was no accident!  As the bodies pile Pen and Jack are determined to figure whose on a killing spree and why.  Will they figure it out in time or will Pen get her card punched?

I love Jack and Pen they are so great.  It's incredible when in times of sleeping or unconsciousness Jack brings Pen into his world and certain cases he's working on.  Then in Pen's time Jack helps her where he can.  This book is just such a great journey to go on makes me look forward to the next adventure!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Review: The Ghost and The Dead Man's Library by: Alice Kimberly

Title: The Ghost and The Dead Man's Library
Author: Alice Kimberly
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Haunted Bookshop Mystery #3
Pages: 254
Format: e-book
Source: Personal Purchase

Description:

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure has just received a rare collection of Poe's complete works. Rumor has it a secret code, trapped within the pages, leads to buried treasure. But it seems everyone who buys...dies. Now Pen will need resident ghost P.I. Jack Shepard to help crack the case.

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Penelope and her aunt Sadie who are called out to an old friend of Sadie's whose interested in selling a collection of books written by Edgar Allan Poe.  What could possibly go wrong?

In this book everything.  We are first brought to Jack Sheppard's world and a case he was working on. Which led him to a missing person's case.  When Peter who gave the collection to Pen and her aunt winds up dead it's up to Pen to figure out what is going on and how it's connected to Poe.  As more bodies turn up

This book leads to a whole world of people who are desperate for Edgar Allan Poe's works and then those who are interested in the Poe Code.  This code leads to some sort of treasure now keep in mind not all treasures of the monetary value.  This one led them everywhere. 

I love Jack and Pen they have such a unique relationship being that Jack is dead and Pen is quite alive and well.  I love the lingo Jack uses which are pretty accurate to his time frame.  Where trouble is Jack tends to help Pen out when he can.  She is like a mini-Jack which is cute.  This book we learn more about the private dick then we knew before.  Can't wait to see where it leads to next!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Review: Garden Spells by: Sarah Addison Allen

Title: Garden Spells
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: Bantam
Series: Waverley Family #1
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:


The women of the Waverley family -- whether they like it or not -- are heirs to an unusual legacy, one that grows in a fenced plot behind their Queen Anne home on Pendland Street in Bascom, North Carolina. There, an apple tree bearing fruit of magical properties looms over a garden filled with herbs and edible flowers that possess the power to affect in curious ways anyone who eats them. 

For nearly a decade, 34-year-old Claire Waverley, at peace with her family inheritance, has lived in the house alone, embracing the spirit of the grandmother who raised her, ruing her mother's unfortunate destiny and seemingly unconcerned about the fate of her rebellious sister, Sydney, who freed herself long ago from their small town's constraints. Using her grandmother's mystical culinary traditions, Claire has built a successful catering business -- and a carefully controlled, utterly predictable life -- upon the family's peculiar gift for making life-altering delicacies: lilac jelly to engender humility, for instance, or rose geranium wine to call up fond memories. 

Garden Spells reveals what happens when Sydney returns to Bascom with her young daughter, turning Claire's routine existence upside down. With Sydney's homecoming, the magic that the quiet caterer has measured into recipes to shape the thoughts and moods of others begins to influence Claire's own emotions in terrifying and delightful ways. 


As the sisters reconnect and learn to support one another, each finds romance where she least expects it, while Sydney's child, Bay, discovers both the safe home she has longed for and her own surprising gifts. With the help of their elderly cousin Evanelle, endowed with her own uncanny skills, the Waverley women redeem the past, embrace the present, and take a joyful leap into the future.

My Thoughts:  

This book follows sisters Claire and Sydney who are reunited after Sydney has spent along time away from Bascom.  Sydney arrives with her daughter Bay after leaving a horrible relationship in the hopes of finding happiness.  Claire is so used to people leaving she isn't sure what to make of the arrival of her sister and her niece.  Then there is Taylor the young man from the nearby college who is working and living right next door and feels a deep connection to Claire even though Claire fights it.

This book was great with some interesting characters and the girls learn alot about each other and their family as they bond together and see how their mother's lifestyle impacted both of them so drastically.  Sydney always on the run and Claire afraid to let anyone near her because everyone leaves.

Will the girls find their happiness or will someone come to destroy it.  So much happens in this book it's like visiting practical magic all over again with the concoctions and relationships.  Definitely a fabulous read and one you won't want to give up at all!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Review: Last Chance Beauty Queen by: Hope Ramsay

Title: Last Chance Beauty Queen
Author: Hope Ramsay
Publisher: Forever
Series: Last Chance #3
Pages:
Format: e-book ePub
Source: Personal Purchase

Description:

"Last Chance captures the essence of Southern charm and quirkiness. I'm totally captivated!" --- Sherryl Woods, New York Times bestselling author

Dear Reader,

Gracious me, my beautiful daughter Rocky sure could use my help. I always knew she wasn't much interested in the local boys - but who'd have thought she'd come home with English royalty? 
Trouble is, Hugh wants to buy some of our folks' land. We don't want to sell, but Rocky's job depends on her closing the deal. And though Hugh's obviously smitten, I'm not sure he's right for my Rocky. Oh, he's classy and handsome - and you should've seen the way he judged pies and fixed stock cars at our Watermelon Festival! - but what do we know about him, really? I know I sound like a nervous mother hen, but after forty happy years with my Elbert, all I want is to see my little girl find the same. 

Well, time for me to quit chattering and get back to Miss Bray's wet set. Always nice talking to you, and remember: the Cut 'n Curl's got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.

See you real soon, 
Ruby Rhodes

My Thoughts:

This book follows Ruby Rhodes's daughter Rocky aka Caroline whose coming home in time for the Watermelon Festival of course she is coming to try to help Hugh find land to build his factory but in Hugh's eyes the only option is Golfing for God, Caroline's daddy's property.  Will she help Hugh come up with a solution?

Also in this book we watch the heat get turned up between Caroline and Hugh.  When it heats up it really heats up will they be a match or will they part after the project?

I really enjoyed reading Caroline and Hugh's story as they learn about each other and stop living up to impossible expectations.  They are truly a match made in heaven and was incredible to watch the journey!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: Home At Last Chance by: Hope Ramsay

Title: Home At Last Chance
Author: Hope Ramsay
Publisher: Forever
Series: Last Chance #2
Pages: 352
Format: Nook ePub

Description:

Dear Reader,

You won't believe what's happened. My son Tulane has come back home! You remember Tulane? He'd set out to find fame and fortune in the big, wide world outside of Last Chance, and I'm mighty proud. But that's not the half of it-Tulane isn't only back, he's brought a young lady with him. 

Now Sarah-she does PR for Tulane's stock-car team-she's from Boston, but she's just about the sweetest girl you could meet. I think she's meant to keep Tulane out of trouble after that story in the papers, but he doesn't want to talk about it. Anyhow, the Ladies Auxiliary can't wait to start matchmaking and introduce Sarah to our Reverend Ellis. But mark my words, Sarah is tired of being a good girl. And no one is better at breaking the rules and raising Cain than my son . . . 

Listen to me going on and keeping customers waiting. I best get back to work, but you come round again. The Cut 'n' Curl's got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.

See you real soon, 

Ruby Rhodes

My Thoughts:

This book follows Tulane Rhodes whose a race car driver hoping to go far if he can keep his trouble in check.  He's gotten into his share of trouble in life.  Will he ever grow up or be stuck like a kid forever?

Sarah is Tulane's PR work and finds keeping him in his pink race car.  What all started as a revenge memo has led Tulane into a pink car, and diaper changing races.  Can Sarah keep Tulane in line or will he get worse?

This book was cute and innocent kind of like Sarah who being a minister's daughter from Boston has alot to learn in the pr world.  She has to learn to be more cutthroat and not back down from things.  She also has to learn to own what she does even when she'd rather run the other way.

The relationship between the two is definitely like a car running hot and cold.  When Uncle Pete dies Sarah is there for Tulane as much as she can be.  Even if the two take a long time to figure out the love aspect they definitely have to cut out the bullies and lies.

Such a fabulous ride to go in which pulls you in and won't let go until the story ends.  Can't wait to see what is next for Last Chance!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Review: The Lost Mata Hari Ring by: Elyse Douglas & Giveaway

Title: The Lost Mata Hari Ring
Author: Elyse Douglas
Publisher: Broadback
Pages: 370
Format: e-book
Source: Virtual Author Book Tours

Description:

Up-and-coming actress, Trace Rutland, has had nightmares about a tragic past ever since she was a little girl.  She struggles with her everyday life, finally seeking help from a hypnotherapist.

While under hypnosis, she inadvertently experiences a past life in Paris, in 1916, during the First World War.

Later, while visiting a wealthy man’s private Mata Hari collection, Trace is drawn to a glittering ring, once worn by the convicted spy.

Trace is enthralled.  When she’s alone, she slips the ring on and is swiftly hurled into the past.  There, she must face herself as she was in the past, while struggling to change the course of her destiny.

When she meets the handsome Edward Kenyon Bishop, a World War I British flying ace, she falls in love.  She is soon swept away into a journey of suspicion and treachery, and must fight for her life.

Can she survive the past?  Can she return to the present?  Can true love endure for all time?

Giveaway: 

I have one copy of this book to giveaway this contest is for USA residents only!  All you have to do in the comments is include you email address I will pick a winner at random!

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Trace Peyton Rutland whose been having nightmares having to do with a firing squad.  When she visits a hypnotist she learns that  in and previous life she was Mata Hari.  She finds herself searching out the spy's artifacts to try to make sense of this past life.  When she finds Mata Hari's ring and puts it on she is transported back to France 1916.  There the first world war is raging on.  

Mata Hari, Edward Bishop a pilot with the British Military and Mata Hari's lover is also there when Trace arrives.  Edward is taken by Trace and helps in her deception with Mata Hari who is skeptical of the wayward American.

Trace is desperate to find the ring and return to her own time, but she can't help falling for the dashing pilot Edward.  Can she go back to her time or should she make the best of France in this time frame?

I really enjoyed this series.  It was a captivating adventure to see how it would play out and would Trace ever go back home?  I really enjoyed traveling along with Mata Hari and Trace and Edward and seeing she will do in this era.  Especially with the war raging on!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Review: Welcome To Last Chance by: Hope Ramsay

Title: Welcome to Last Chance
Author: Hope Ramsay
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Series: Last Chance #1
Pages: 332
Format: Nook e-book
Source: Purchase

Description:

Dear Reader,

Yes, our town is way off the beaten path, but strange, wonderful miracles happen a lot around here.

I've owned the Cut 'n' Curl beauty shop for years, and I've seen folks come for a visit, then stay for a lifetime. Take Jane-that pretty firecracker of a girl who just arrived in town. I would swear she's running from something. She came with only five dollars in her pocket but she's worked real hard to make a fresh start. She's turned my son Clay's life upside down without even realizing it. 

And thank goodness for that! Ever since Clay left his country western band, he's played everything too safe. He needs to take a chance on Jane. Besides, the more he tries to keep his distance, the more he'll realize that he and Jane are singing the same tune.

But I should quit ramblin' and go check on Millie's permanent wave. Next time you're in Last Chance, be sure to swing by. We've got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.

See you real soon,

Ruby Rhodes

My Thoughts:

This is part of the Last Chance series.  In this one we meet Wanda Jane who goes by Jane and has been running since she was a teenager.  She ends up in Last Chance with 5.00 to her name and a love of singing in her heart.  The last thing she is looking for is love.  When she winds up at a shady hotel with a mysterious guy she is hoping to move on from there.  Will Last Chance help her or is she beyond help?

Clay Rhodes left Last Chance for Nashville but when relationships with Nashville fall apart he goes back home to find out where his life will lead.  The last thing he counted on was this girl who makes him feel like a teenager again.  Of course he never counted on two of his ex's showing up in Last Chance hoping to be rescued by Clay.

As this book moves on you can see the problems both Clay and Jane need to get passed in order to move forward in life.  In Jane's case she has a lot more to over come trouble seems to follow her everywhere.  In Clay's case he needs to move past being the dumped guy or the guy who remains their friend. 

This book was great with the small town appeal added to the relationships formed and bonded and watching as Clay and Jane figure out what they want in life.  I felt so drawn to this couple and couldn't put it down until the end came.  I really love everyone Ruby included she does such a great job of rallying people together.  


Monday, July 2, 2018

Review: The Life She Wants by: Robyn Carr

Title: The Life She Wants
Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Mira Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:


#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr creates an emotional and uplifting ensemble of characters in this rags-to-riches-to-rags novel about women, friendship and the complex path to happiness.


In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. 



Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she'd rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan. 



Riley and Emma were like sisters—until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can't escape her husband's reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she'd ever ask for help—her former best friend. It's an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they've made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other—and themselves—can each of them find the life she wants.

My Thoughts: 

When we meet Emma Shay Compton she has lost everything because of her husband a man she begins to wonder if she ever knew.  Richard Compton has committed serious crimes against clients.  A ponzi scheme that is coming back to haunt him.  After Richard committs suicide by gun Emma packs up what little she owns and heads home to start over.  Unfortuntaly going home also includes dealing with two bad break ups.  One with Emma's ex-boyfriend Jock.  Then there is Riley Emma's best friend who cheated on her friend with Emma's boyfriend.  Will the three ever repair what they had.

Of course not everyone believes Emma knows nothing about Richard and where the money is.  Even though as far as Emma is concerned everything has been returned.  Emma finds herself trying to find her way with little support!

I really love Robyn Carr's stand alone novels they pull you in and won't let go until the story is told.  This one pulled you in wanting to see how the characters will over come there issues.  There is a realness to Robyn's books that make the characters realer and more believable with their problems.  She has a golden touch with the stories.  I can't wait to see what is next!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Review: The Summer That Made Us by: Robyn Carr

Title: The Summer That Made Us
Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Mira Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Description:

Mothers and daughters, sisters and cousins--they lived for summers at the lake house until a tragic accident changed everything. The Summer That Made Us is an unforgettable story about a family learning to accept the past, to forgive and to love each other again. 

That was then... For the Hempsteads, two sisters who married two brothers and had three daughters each, summers were idyllic. The women would escape the city the moment school was out to gather at the family house on Lake Waseka. The lake was a magical place, a haven where they were happy and carefree. All of their problems drifted away as the days passed in sun-dappled contentment. Until the summer that changed everything. This is now... After an accidental drowning turned the lake house into a site of tragedy and grief, it was closed up. For good. Torn apart, none of the Hempstead women speak of what happened that summer, and relationships between them are uneasy at best to hurtful at worst. But in the face of new challenges, one woman is determined to draw her family together again, and the only way that can happen is to return to the lake and face the truth. 

Robyn Carr has crafted a beautifully woven story about the complexities of family dynamics and the value of strong female relationships. 

My Thoughts: 

This book weaves the story of sisters and cousins, mothers and daughters and is told with Robyn Carr's incredible brilliance to weave a wonderful story together of secrets and healing.  The Hempstead sisters Lou and Jo have married brothers Carl and Roy and spend their summers with their daughters at the Lake House which has been in their family for a very long time.  At the lake house things were carefree and fun.  When one summer everything changes and it's sister against sister.  No one goes to the Lake house now.

Meg has decided that she wants to open up the Lake house and Charly her sister will do anything even if it means upsetting their mother Lou.  No one has been to the Lake House since their sister Bunny died.  Meg is determined to fix her family as no one knows if her Cancer is gone or going to get worse.

Jo is unwilling to go to the Lake House unless Lou gives her the okay.  They were at odds with each other over some secrets from summers long past. Krista is the first to arrive and she has dealt with her own issues after just getting out of jail.  

Charly has the Lake House open and is learning more about what Krista has been up to.  In Charly's own way she helps Krista make a way for herself.  Charly having lost her job and at a cross roads with her boyfriend Michael who wants to marry her but Charly is scared of what no one really knows. 

Hope Krista's sister is living in some fantasy world that her family life is perfect that she is still married and has her girls with her and living a lie instead of facing reality.  Which gets more and more troubling as the book progresses.  

Beverly Krista's other sister was devistated over Bunny's death ended up living with a foster family as her own family was a bad train wreck.  

But these women come together to piece together their lives and reconnect with their families.  This was such a good book I couldn't put down it was captivating and pulled me in until I closed the book it was a great story and written with a style only Robyn Carr can produce.  Can't wait to see what she writes next!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Review: Invision by: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: Invision
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Matin's
Series: Chronicles of Nick #7
Pages: 385
Forma: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

Think your life is complicated and confusing? Nick Gautier was born to bring about the end of the world…It’s not easy being the heir of a demon overlord.

But Nick is determined to thwart his destiny and get into a good college. To be more than his genetics and prophecy foretell. No one is ever going to tell this stubborn Cajun who and what he really is. Or how to live his life.

Not even the Fates of the Universe. But now that he and his team of ancient gods and demons have claimed the Eye of Ananke and he sees the missteps of the future, he has to battle the demons within that are far deadlier and more treacherous than any he’s battled before. All the while his arch nemesis is back and determined to reclaim his place as the harbinger for Armageddon. Even if it means killing Nick and barbecuing everyone he loves to do so.

My Thoughts:

Nick's life is just sucking more and more.  Something is making Nick sick and some of Nick's generals are missing.  Caleb, Nick and Kody have to figure out what is going on even if it means involving Caleb's father. 

Nick gets dragged into the future to find Ambrose which proves useless.  Instead they find Nick's daughter and learn about his son killing him at some point. This book dragged you all over the place.  I really feel bad for Nick and his friends in a way.  They can't seem to catch a break no matter what they do.  But I have really found myself falling for this series in a great way.  The humor, the friendships if you can call them that and Nick's future and where it is headed.  This one left it on such a cliffhanger I really want to know what is next!

Review: Never Too Late by: Robyn Carr

Title: Never Too Late
Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Mira Books
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Description:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr examines the lives of three sisters as they step beyond the roles of wife, mother, daughter and discover the importance of being a woman first 

Clare Wilson is starting over. She's had it with her marriage to a charming serial cheater. Even her own son thinks she's given his father too many chances. With the support of her sisters, Maggie and Sarah, she's ready to move on. Facing her fortieth birthday, Clare is finally feeling the rush of unadulterated freedom. 

But when a near-fatal car accident lands Clare in the hospital, her life takes another detour. While recovering, Clare realizes she has the power to choose her life's path. The wonderful younger police officer who witnessed her crash is over the moon for her. A man from her past stirs up long-buried feelings. Even her ex is pining for her. With enthusiasm and a little envy, her sisters watch her bloom. 

Together, the sisters encourage each other to seek what they need to be happy. Along the way they all learn that it's never too late to begin again. 

My Thoughts: 

Clare has caught her husband in the act one too many times and has decided to move on with her life.  After confronting her husband and getting pulled over by Officer Sam for speeding she winds up in a horrible car accident.  Which thankfully she recovers from.  Clare is more adamant then ever to move on with her life and figure out what she wants besides a physical therapist whom Clare refers to as Physical Terrorist.

First thing Clare does is get her house from her estranged husband and file for divorce.  Next she decides to work as a substitute teacher little does she know her soon to be ex was in bed with the new principal right before the accident!

There is also Peter who is a old friend of Clare's and she had an affair with him while she was engaged to his brother Mike.  Clare and Pete have been punishing themselves for years about it.  Can they move past it and become friends or will it turn into something more?

Robyn Carr never disappoints she pulls you in and won't let go until the story is told.  This story was fabulous like always.  She has such real characters and real issues they have to over come to get what they want in life.  This one is true to form and is definitely a great beach read.  Of course I read it inside too hot out lately!

Such another fabulous book by Robyn Carr even her stand alones are just as great as her series books.  Can't wait to see what is next for Robyn Carr!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Review: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by: Ally Cartee

Title: I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Series: Gallagher Girls #1
Pages: 284
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Description:

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her? 

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love. 

My Thoughts:

This book Cammie Morgan brings you into her world of the Gallagher Girls Academy which is just a fancy name for Spy Academy.  Cammie lives at the Academy with her mother whose the headmistress.  While out on assignment classes she meets Josh a normal teenage boy who seems to be taken in by Cammie and the girls begin a dossier on the boy to find out what he's up to!  This leads to all sorts of sticky situations for Cammie and the other girls.  Will they get in over there head and not be able to spy another day?

This was such a great adventure it's like James Bond in high school.  The girls do their spy stuff with time to also study Josh and find out his agenda the more they look into it the more Cammie falls for Josh.  It's a story that pulls you in and before you know it the book is over.  

I think anyone who likes James Bond or Charlie's Angels will find they are riveted to this series!  I got this from the library with the other books so I can just jump into the next one!  Definitely found this a better way to go when you can keep reading along the series without having to get the next book!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Review: A Deadly Éclair by: Daryl Wood Gerber

Title: A Deadly Éclair
Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Series: A French Bistro Mystery #1
Pages: 340
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & GEBT

Description:

It's always been Mimi Rousseau's dream to open her own bistro, but it seems beyond her grasp since she's been chased back home to Nouvelle Vie in Napa Valley by her late husband's tremendous debt. Until her best friend Jorianne James introduces her to entrepreneur Bryan Baker who invests in promising prospects. Now, working the bistro and inn until she's able to pay it off and call it her own, Mimi is throwing the inn's first wedding ever. 

The wedding will be the talk of the town, as famous talk show host Angelica Edmonton, daughter of Bryan's half-brother, Edison, has chosen the inn as her perfect venue. Anxious, Mimi is sure things are going to turn south, especially when Edison gets drunk and rowdy at the out-of-towners' dinner, but by the evening, things begin to look up again. That is until six AM rolls around, and Bryan is found dead at the bistro with an eclair stuffed in his mouth. And the fingers point at Mimi, whose entire loan is forgiven in Bryan's will. 

Now it's up to Mimi to clear her name and get to the bottom of things before the killer turns up the heat again in A Deadly Eclair, the scrumptious series debut by Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Mimi Rousseau who is running a business with the help of Bryan Baker who is the guy who took a chance on Mimi.  Soon murder strikes in Bryan winds up dead with and eclair in his mouth who killed Mimi's mentor and why?  Whoever it is the blame is quick to blame Mimi.  Will Mimi figure it out in time?

This was a great new series which leads us to another food cozy mystery.  This one a french bistro where Mimi is doing what she loves most running a bistro.  When murder strikes Mimi has to figure it out who the murderer is or she could be in more trouble than she bargains for which is great for a new mystery not so great for Mimi.  I love reading how Mimi clears her name.  I can't wait to see what Ms. Gerber gives us next.  Definitely a great new author to check out.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Review: The Rising by: Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Rising
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Darkness Rising #3
Pages: 406
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

The race for survival comes to a thrilling conclusion in the heart-stopping finale to the Darkness Rising trilogy, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they're quickly running out of places to hide.

All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they're so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control. But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And like it or not, she'll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can't keep running forever.

With all the twists, thrills, and romance that have made Kelley Armstrong an international bestseller, plus the surprising return of some fan-favorite characters, The Rising will hold you under its spell long after its breathtaking end.

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Maya and her friends as they try to figure out what to do now.  They have a name and number of someone to contact in hopes to get help or answers and they stumble on the old gang of misfits The Darkest Powers group.  Of course Maya and her friends are the only who have found them the St. Cloud's have found them and are determined to catch everyone even if they have to kill them to get them.  Maya is also having trouble with having a brother and her biological father around.  Will they ever be free?

There was so much going  on in this book it was incredible I loved seeing Chloe, Derek, Simon, Tori and company!  It was great watching them work together to try to figure out what is next.  It also showed that Chloe really wants to stop running they are tired of it.  Maya certainly understands that. 

It also wrapped up really well in the end and was a great adventure to be on.  Glad to see where it went from where it began!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Review: The Calling by: Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Calling
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Darkness Rising #2
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:


Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the mark of what she truly is - a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly everyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it's only a matter of time before she's able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.


Now Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they're kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home.

My Thoughts: 

Maya and her friends are on the run.  They are running from everything they've known and more specifically adults who won't them for something not sure what!  They are going through so much in this book finding out they've been listed as dead running from everyone who is out to get them various friends getting hit with tranq guns just adds to the adventure!

I love this series it's just as good as the Darkest Powers series it pulls you in and won't let go I kept reading until the book was complete and wondering what those kids would do next!  Such a fabulous page turner!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Review: The Gathering by: Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Gathering
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Darkness Rising #1
Pages: 359
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:


Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn't know much about her background - the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip - but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island.

Until now.

Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town - from the mountain lions that have been approaching Maya to her best friend's hidden talent for "feeling" out people and situations, to the sexy new bad boy who makes Maya feel...different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya's biological parents and it's easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Maya, Daniel, Nicole, Sam, Hayley, Rafe, Annie and Corey along with their friends and family who live in a secluded town of Salmon Creek on Vancouver Island.  In the beginning we see an interaction with Maya and her best friend Serena who meets a horrible demise.  Ruled an accident but both Maya and Daniel have trouble buying it what really happened to their friend and why?

Maya is also excited to get her birthmark darkened in a paw print.  That leads to lots of issues at the tattoo parlor as the woman's grandmother informs Maya and her mother what the tattoo represents.  A Skin walker which is apparently what Maya is.

There is also someone new in town Mina Lee under the guise of being a reporter but secretly digging into the town and teenagers to find out as much as she can before she finds out anything she winds up dead.  What did she want and why so interested in these kids?

I love Kelley Armstrong some of the things she write I could never think of she has such a vivid imagination when it comes to The Darkest Powers or Darkness Rising series.  I always find myself feeling like I'm right there with the characters experiencing what they are going through and loving every minute of it!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Review: Instinct by: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: Instinct
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's
Series: Chronicles of Nick #6
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters— another day in the life of Nick Gautier– and those are just his friends. But now that he’s accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that’s hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race. Now that they know where he is, they will stop at nothing to reclaim him. And without knowing it, Nick has just embraced the one person he should never have trusted. The one person who will hand him over to his enemies to get back the life they lost.

Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it.

My Thoughts: 

Nick's days keep getting better after closing the gate he finds that both his mother and Caleb are unconcious and things are attacking looking for Nick and Caleb.  Caleb finds he has to team up with other people he's recently freed to declare himself the Malachi and pick his generals but one of his people are working against him.  Will he figure it out in time?  Or will our smart mouthed Cajun find his time is run out?

I love Nick he's funny his friends and family are great and Nick relies on what he knows.  Which is that those he trusts he really trusts and until someone wrongs him he will trust his new allies.  We learn a lot about the new people in Nick's life their back story and even more about Caleb, Simi and Kody!  This book pulls you in until the last page is turned and you see how Nick's adventure plays out!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Review: Illusion by: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: Illusion
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: Chronicles of Nick #5
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

Be careful what you wish for…

You just might get it.

Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.

But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe… Even the son of a hated demon.

Most of all, he sees that his powers aren’t the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can’t imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.

Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever.

My Thoughts:

Nick's days just get better now that his powers have been binded Nick finds himself waking up in an alternate world where his mom has married Bubba, Caleb and Nick are scrawny geeks.  Add to the fact Nick has no powers at all.  What happened to Nick and why?

Nick has so much to do in this book he needs to get his spirit back into his body.  Find out who tried to kill him this time, and escape with his life.  Can he do it in time?  Just another day in the life of Nick or is it?

This book had so much crap going on.  Nick being in a new universe where Nick's parents are married.  His father is Bubba.  Not everyone is what they seem will Nick get through it only time will tell!

I love this series and the way Ms. Kenyon gets through it all with Nick.  She has really hit on a great series with The Chronicles of Nick it really pulls you in and won't let you go until you close the last page.  I'm addicted to this wonderful adventure!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Review: Safe Haven by: Nicholas Sparks

Title: Safe Haven
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a captivating love story filled with suspense and mystery.

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Katie a young woman new to Southport who keeps to herself and doesn't share much of her history.  She meets Alex at his store and helps him when his son almost drowns in the river by comforting his daughter Kristen.  She also meets a new neighbor Jo who helps people when they loose someone.  But who really is Katie and why is she in Southport what is she running from?

Then we meet Erin and Kevin who are a married couple living in Massachusetts.  Erin does everything to please her husband but fails miserably and always pays for it.  What Erin can't figure out is what she did wrong in the first place.  Will she ever figure it out?  Or will she escape Kevin or die by his hands?

This was a great story with so much going on.  We learn alot about Katie/Erin and the things she has gone through in life.  We also learn about Alex, Carly and their kids Josh and Kristen.  Carly having recently died and Alex doing his best by his kids.  We also watch a relationship blossom between Katie and Alex even with all their struggles it is such a beautiful relationship to watch grow even as they stumble at times.

Nicholas Sparks never disappoints anything he touches.  He's such a gifted story teller getting into women's heads and sharing their stories with us.  I can't wait to pick up the next Nicholas Sparks book that crosses my path!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Review: The Family Gathering by: Robyn Carr

Title: The Family Gathering
Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Sullivan's Crossing #3
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
Source: Present

Description:

An exceptional storyteller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr beautifully captures the emotionally charged, complex dynamics that come with being part of any family. Readers will laugh and shed a few tears as they discover what it means to be loved, supported and accepted by the people who mean the most.

Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan’s Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But, like every visitor to the Crossing, he’s immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life.

Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he is on everyone’s radar—especially the single women in town. While he enjoys the attention at first, he’s really only attracted to the one woman who isn’t interested. And spending quality time with his siblings is eye-opening. As he gets to know them, he also gets to know himself and what he truly wants.

When all the Jones siblings gather for a family wedding, the four adults are drawn together for the first time in a way they never were as children. As they struggle to accept each other, warts and all, the true nature and strength of their bond is tested. But all of them come to realize that your family are the people whofsee you for who you really are and love you anyway. And for Dakota, that truth allows him to find the home and family he’s always wanted. 

My Thoughts: 

In this book Dakota Jones has shown up in Sullivan's Crossing after being discharged from the military unsure of where his life is headed.  Dakota meets three women two of whom don't interest him at all and one who does Sid who works as a bartender in her brother's bar and is recovering from a nasty divorce.  Dakota tries his best to let Alyssa and Neely know he's not interested, and Sid does her best to convince Dakota she's not interested.

Sierra and Connie end up getting married when Connie saves a baby and talks to Sierra about becoming foster parents.  Sierra goes one step further and wants to adopt the baby Sam whose mother died in an accident.  When there lives get torn apart as Sam's grandmother decides to take him back Sierra and Connie do their best to care for Sam even from afar.  Will Sam find his forever family?

When the wedding of Sierra and Connie happens their other sister Sedona shows up and is in all sorts of issues.  She unlike their father Jed is in need of doctors care and the family rally's together to help Sedona get her life back and become stable on medications.

I really enjoyed this series it's such fun to go visit Sullivan's Crossing to see how everyone is doing and what is going on next.  I am addicted since I read the first one.  My husband buys me the newest one when it's first out so I can have it to read.  I cherish these books that deal with so many issues in life and love!  Can't wait to see what is next at Sullivan's Crossing!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Review: Inferno by: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: Inferno
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: Chronicles of Nick #4
Pages: 451
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen…

Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.

But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it’s the one that leaves your enemies confused, and you even more so.

And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you?

My Thoughts:

In this book the heat is turned up as Nick has now learned his girlfriend Kody is out to kill him, Casey a friend from school is throwing herself at him and Nick has to still survive high school and get his drivers license.  Just another normal day for Nick.  Everyone in their cousin seems out to kill Nick and now Nick has to find a way to protect himself from his father who wants to kill Nick and get his powers, but something is killing his father instead.

I love this series so many great characters and story lines and the humor is incredibly funny.  Nick is definitely not your normal character he's great, dysfunctional and funny as hell.  He has been through a rocky road so far and it only gets rockier as it continues!  Can't wait to see what is next!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Review: Infamous by: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: Infamous
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: Chronicles of Nick #3
Pages: 468
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

The world has fallen in love with Nick Gautier and the Dark-Hunters.

Now Nick’s saga continues in the next eagerly anticipated volume...

Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That’s the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn’t the average teenager. He’s a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, tries to kill him.

He’s learned to annihilate zombies and raise the dead, divination and clairvoyance, so why is learning to drive and keep a girlfriend so dang hard? But that isn’t the primary skill he has to master. Survival is.

And in order to survive, his next lesson makes all the others pale in comparison. He is on the brink of becoming either the greatest hero mankind has ever known.

Or he’ll be the one who ends the world. With enemies new and old gathering forces, he will have to call on every part of himself to fight or he’ll lose everyone he cares about.

Even himself.

My Thoughts:

This one opens up after Nick and his mom have moved to an apartment near Nick's school and his mother new job.  Here he is outside when he meets Ambrose who conveniently looks like Nick and Nick learns is Nick.  Older Nick is nothing like the sarcastic firey teenager we read about.  By this point Nick aka Ambrose is running out of Nick's to get things right.  Something about this younger Nick is different than any other version of him.  With this information Nick learns alot about his various selves and how they managed or didn't.

At school someone is being naughty again and this time is posting horrible things at school about people who want their secrets kept secret.  Then when Nick gets a text with a website where more information is stored he forwards this info to Bubba and Mark  in hopes they can hack the website and find out who is screwing with people and why?

We also get to see an appearance from Nick's Dad who seems pretty determine that Nick needs to die so that he can harness the powers of his son.  Nick's days just get better and better everyday! This book kept up with what we have come to love with Nick books strange goings on that really impact Nick this time as he winds up in the hospital twice over it. Then of course there is the stint in jail as well.  The good times keep on rolling for our fearless demon!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Full Moons, Dunes & Macaroons: A Cozy Witch Mystery by: Erin Johnson

Title: Full Moons, Dunes & Macaroons
Author: Erin Johnson
Publisher: Self-Published
Series: A Cozy Witch Mystery #5
Pages: 248
Format: e-book
Source: GEBT

Description:

The big day has finally arrived, and Imogen, Iggy and the bakers head to the Fire Kingdom for Hank and Shaday’s wedding. Imogen is totally fine with it—or so she keeps telling herself. 

Even the murder of a famous wedding guest can’t stop the impending nuptials. So when Imogen’s repressed feelings magically ruin her baking and she’s banned from the kitchen, she sets herself to finding the killer. 

Her search leads her through the desert kingdom’s bustling marketplaces and the maze-like riad, to discover underground movements, shady characters, and more secrets about the people around her than she thought possible. Could the killer be the clever journalist or the rebellious palace maid? Perhaps it’s a member of the royal family. 

With the Fire Kingdom’s people churning for change, a mysterious artifact missing from the museum, and a dastardly plot brewing, Imogen begins to feel the heat. When Horace contacts her and makes her a tempting offer, she struggles to choose between him and her new friends. 

Imogen’s choice will have enormous consequences over a deadly plot that threatens the people she loves. Will she stop a killer and find a happy ending in the process? Or will an ancient legend come to life and destroy them all?

My Thoughts:

This book follows Imogen whose dealing with the unpleasant business of being at impending nuptials of Hank and Shaday who are marrying out of obligation more than anything else both being in love with someone else.  Imogen finds her brother Horace there as well, and feels drawn to him as he saved her life when she was a baby but is that enough to build a relationship with a terrorist?

This book was fast moving and really pulled you in wanting to know what was going to happen next.  I hoped it would work out well in the end, and was pleasantly surprised with the end result.  I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves paranormal mysteries as this one didn't disappoint in the least!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Review: Invincible by: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: Invincible
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series:: Chronicles of Nick #2
Pages: 420
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

Nick Gautier's day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he's even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can't even mention and the girl he's not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

But more than that, he's being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn't learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...

My Thoughts:

This is the 2nd book in the Cronicles of Nick.  Nick is having another wonderful day as he starts to see Demons everywhere he turns.  He still has the voice of Ambrose in his head claiming to be his Uncle.  Now that the football coach and Principal are gone two new ones have been hired but something about the football coach rubs Nick the wrong way.  Nick goes to his various friends to find out what they can.

In this book we also learn more about Nick's friends like Bubba use to be married and have a child until they died.  How Caleb is a demon trying to protect Nick even though all he really wants is to be free.  Then of course the big dilemma in Nick's life the football coach who is into some dark things which Nick has to change in order to say the football teams life and his own.

I love Nick he has got a sharp tongue to everyone he deals with, but you know he generally cares about his friends and mother.  He also has a interesting relationship with the two Dark-Hunters he knows they help him when they can.  Nick just can't seem to keep the baddies from coming to get him!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Review: If I Should Die by: Amy Plum

Title: If I Should Die
Author: Amy Plum
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Revanants #3
Pages: 405
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Description:

I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me? 

My Thoughts: 

This is the epic final of the series.  In this book everyone comes together to help Kate get Vincent back into his body.  Which leads them all the way back to New York where they have limited time to reanimate Vincent or loose him forever.  In this book we also see Kate's family dynamic change greatly and watch how everyone come to together to save the revanants.

I really enjoyed this series much more than Twilight or any other series I've read.  I read it all in one day and was totally captivated with the story and was definitely pleased with the outcome.  Granted some people died who I really wished hadn't.  Overall it was incredible journey for the people of Paris to go through!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Review: Until I Die by: Amy Plum

Title: Until I Die
Author: Amy Plum
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Revenants #2
Pages: 353
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Kate and Vincent who are still trying to figure a way to be together without the trauma of seeing Vincent dead.  When two new revenants show up Violette and Arthur.  This book shows both Kate and Vincent separately on a course to find a cure will they reach one in time?

 This is such a great series and a wonderful trip to Paris all at the same time.  I love the relationship between Kate and Georgia  the sisters really have each other backs.  It also helps Kate I think to have someone human she can count on!

Then there is the relationship between Vincent and Kate it's so beautiful it's own way!  Love the way it comes together!  If you haven't read this series you are truly missing out on something fabulous!



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Review: The Winter Warrior by: Julie Kagawa

Title: The Winter Warrior
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #3
Pages: 330
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Description:

The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all. 

He killed me. 

Then, I woke up. 

Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever. 

Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore.

My Thoughts:

Ethan has his hands full first and foremost being alive again wondering why his best friend and nephew killed him.  Then finding out how to put Keirran's soul back in his body at any cost.  Finding out the status of his girlfriend Kenzie.  First he has to deal with Meghan the Iron Queen.

This brought out all sorts of characters we've come to know and love or love to hate.  We also get to watch as Ethan makes deals with the very creature he vows never to deal with Fey.  We get to see how great this dysfunctional group is.

And I loved every minute of this series.  We watch the Kings and Queens of various courts and see how they work together and we get to see Ethan and his group do the unthinkable and work together to rescue Keirran for his horrible situation and help him see the nature of his mistakes!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Review: Timeless by: Alexandra Monir

Title: Timeless
Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte
Series: Timeless #1
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor's family, she is forced to move from Los Angeles to New York City to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she has never met. In their historic Fifth Avenue mansion, filled with a century's worth of family secrets, Michele discovers the biggest family secret of all - an ancestor's diary that, amazingly, has the power to send her back in time to 1910, the year it was written. There, at a glamorous high-society masquerade ball, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life. And she finds herself falling for him, and into an otherworldly romance.

Soon Michele is leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves - and to complete a quest that will determine their fate. 

My Thoughts: 

In this book Michele Windsor's life gets turned upside down when her mother dies and she goes to live with her estranged wealthy grandparents in New York.  Michele has lots of issues like where they have been all her life!  Why the family has been ripped apart for so long add to the fact since Michele was young girl she has dreamed of a boy not knowing his name or who he is.

When she discovers a key she travels in time meeting various long lost relatives and the boy in her dreams Philip Walker.  As she bounces back between various time frames she alters events in history and in some cases has to go back and fix them for the better. 

This book was incredible I can't wait to get my hands on the next one I couldn't put it down at all.  It was a well written book that flowed so beautifully and brought back certain time frames and locations that were great to read about!