Friday, November 12, 2021

Review: The Coast-to-Coast Murders by: James Patterson & J.D. Baker


Title: The Coast-to-Coast Murder
Author: James Patterson & J.D. Baker
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover (560 p.) Personal Purchase

Description:

A detective and an FBI agent join forces on what seems like an open-and-shut case—but a new rash of killings sends them on a pulse-pounding race against time in this intense thriller.
Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a terrifying past. Both adopted, and now grown—Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology—they trust each other before anyone else. They've had to. Their parents are public intellectuals, an Ivy League clinical psychologist and a renowned psychiatrist, and they brought up their adopted children in a rarefied, experimental environment. It sheltered them from the world's harsh realities, but it also forced secrets upon them, secrets they keep at all costs.

In Los Angeles, Detective Garrett Dobbs and FBI Agent Jessica Gimble have joined forces to work a murder that seems like a dead cinch. Their chief suspect is quickly identified and apprehended—but then there's another killing just like the one they've been investigating. And another. And not just in Los Angeles—the spree spreads across the country. The Fitzgerald family comes to the investigators' attention, but Dobbs and Gimble are at a loss—if one of the four is involved, which Fitzgerald might it be?

From coastal California to upstate New York, Dobbs and Gimble race against time and across state lines to stop an ingenious and deeply deranged killer—one whose dark and twisted appetites put them outside the range of logic or experience. 

My Thoughts: 

The chase is on when Michael Fitzgerald is on the run when he ends up with a dead girl in his bathroom.  Megan is struggling just as much to get to Michael to find out what he did.  All the answers don't lie in the current some of them lie in the past that the two have tried to bury multiple times.  As the bodies accumulate you have to wonder if Michael is really guilty and if he isn't who is?

I love Coast to Coast and found myself on the edge of my seat waiting to see who the bad guy was and why?  This book took you all over the United States to find the answers and solve the puzzle of who was bad and who wasn't.  

If you love James Patterson you will definitely love this great adventure he takes you on! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Review: Twice Bitten by: Chloe Neill


Title: Twice Bitten
Author: Chloe Neill 
Publisher: Penguin Group NAL Trade
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #3
Format: Paperback ( 355 p.) Personal Purchase

Description:

Merit, Chicago’s newest vampire, is learning how to play well with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene—and to spy for the vamps while she’s at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan’s offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.

Merit must accept the assignment, even though she knows that she’ll probably regret it. And she’s not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She’ll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals—not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.

My Thoughts: 

Merit is learning it's not easy to play well with others.  Ethan her master has decided she will protect Alpha Gabriel Keene which is easier said then done.  The werewolves haven't exactly had the easiest time deciding to come out or not.  Merit finds herself in deep trouble and has to act fast to save the Alpha Gabriel.

I love this series it's so much fun to follow along with Merit, Ethan, Gabriel and others to see how they will fair in the windy city.  It's such a different type of paranormal series, which makes it great and this group of Chicagoland's will make it such a kick butt type rag tag team!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Review: Autumn Magic by: T.M. Cromer


Title: Autumn Magic
Author: T. M Cromer
Publisher: TM Cromer Books
Series: Thorne Witches #2
Format: e-book ( 236 p.) Personal Purchase

Description:

Autumn Thorne believed she discovered the perfect love. Yet the moment she revealed she was a witch, her relationship went to hell in a handbasket. Nearly a decade later, in an ironic twist of fate, the man who shunned her shows up on her doorstep and asks for her help to develop his own latent powers.

For the better part of nine years, Keaton Carlyle has tried to forget the one woman whose very touch made him burn with uncontrollable desire. Now, left with no choice, he must seek her out to master the magic building within. But the more time Keaton spends with Autumn, the more he realizes his old feelings for her have never truly been extinguished and the flames blaze hotter than ever.

When Autumn sets off on a mission to uncover an ancient artifact crucial to saving her mother, Keaton is hot on her heels, determined to make up for the wrongs of the past and rescue Autumn from the clutches of the madman holding her hostage. Faced with life or death, they must learn to work together. But can Autumn ever again trust the man who so cruelly betrayed her?

My Thoughts: 

In this book we follow Autumn Thorne who had her heart broken young by her boyfriend Keaton who seems to despise all things magic when the two are paired off together Autumn tries to fight the whole situation, but is drawn to Keaton because of his daughter Chloe.  

Keaton is determined to be done with Autumn and her crazy family.  He has his daughter and his life is nice when he keeps getting drawn back to Autumn he learns things he never knew.  He also finds he is still in love with her.  

This book had so much going on with Autumn determined to move on without Keaton in her life, but finds that task impossible as they keep getting thrown together and the fire heats up between them.  I love also how it incorporated his daughter into the mix and we see the lengths they go to to save Autumn.  So much fun and excitement!

Monday, November 8, 2021

Review: Summer Magic by: T. M. Cromer

                                                         Title:Summer Magic
Author: T.M. Cromer
Publisher: Fae Press
Series: Thorne Witches #1
Format: e-book ( 296 p.) Personal Purchase

Description:

Life in a small town can be tough. It can be even tougher when you’re a witch whose magic regularly backfires. But Summer Thorne only wants one thing: to create the perfect sanctuary for unwanted animals. Nothing and no one is going to stop her. Not even the sexy sheriff who is determined to shut down her rescue center. And certainly not the laboratory where she illegally obtained her mischievous chimpanzee, Morty.

Sheriff Cooper Carlyle has one goal: to keep his town safe. That includes his stubborn neighbor, Summer, whether she wants him to or not. When the animals of Summer’s menagerie get loose and create havoc, he decides enough is enough. But things aren’t always as they appear, and Coop stumbles upon the secret the Thorne sisters have been hiding.

Coop and Summer discover Morty holds the key to unlock a twenty-year-old mystery surrounding the death of Summer’s mother. Now Coop is faced with breaking the law he is sworn to uphold in order to protect Summer and her beloved pet from a threat more dangerous than any of them imagined.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Summer whose having a hard time keeping her animals in her backyard they seemed determined to wind up at the Carlyle house which is the last place Summer wants them.  Cooper has been the biggest pain in Summer's behind.  She has had a thing for him for years and he's done everything he can do to dissuade her.

When someone seems determined to steal Mortary the ape from Summer it's Cooper who comes to her rescue to help when the chips are down but will it be enough?

I love this series I stumbled upon it on Facebook of all places and am glad I did this series is so much liike parts of Charmed and parts of Practical Magic so good to read!  If you haven't read them you are totally missing out I especially loved the mafia squirrels  the best!

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