Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Book Review Race for the Flash Stone (The Anlon Cully Chronicles) by K Patrick Donoghue

Race for the Flash Stone (Anlon Cully Chronicles, #2)
Title: Race for the Flash Stone (The Anlon Cully Chronicles)

Author: K Patrick Donoghue

Stars: 4.5 out of 5

Review:
This is the second installment in this series and I was able to pick up the story rather quickly from where it had previously halted. Although these are stand alone stories I would recommend reading them in order. That way you can immerse yourself into the flavor of the writing as well as the storyline. Will Anlon, and friends, be successful in their quest? Each book stops at a logical place and time but leaves the reader waiting on the next chapter in this brilliant adventure series.

I have given this book a 4.5 star rating and would recommend it to anyone seeking a semi magical adventure story.

I received this book in Kindle format from the author in exchange for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank

Synopsis:
With this special gift, the prehistoric civilization crafted stone tools with astonishing powers. Inexplicably, the advanced culture vanished from the pages of history…until a set of their special stones was discovered by Anlon’s uncle, archaeologist Devlin Wilson. 

Devlin was brutally murdered, leaving behind the stones and a set of confounding clues. An ancient map, a curious statue and three cryptic journals. Somehow, the clues are linked. But how? That’s the puzzling mystery Anlon must solve.

And time is not on his side…for there are others seeking to solve the same riddle…heartless fiends who crave the most fearsome of the magnetic stones…the Flash Stone.

Forged as a building tool, the Flash Stone can cut and shape rock with astounding precision. In the wrong hands, however, it can be wielded as a horrifying weapon. And it is endowed with yet another gift, a secret power known only to those who unravel the mystery.

Joined by friends Pebbles McCarver and Jennifer Stevens, Anlon races to solve the mystery and find the Flash Stone before it falls prey to savage villains trailing close behind.

Kindle Edition358 pages
Published April 30th 2017 by Leaping Leopard Enterprises, LLC

About The Author:
K. Patrick Donoghue
K. Patrick Donoghue is the author of The Anlon Cully Chronicles, including his debut novel Shadows of the Stone Benders, and the series continuation, Race for the Flash Stone (targeted release date of April 30, 2017, now available for Kindle pre-orders).

A newcomer to mystery fiction writing, Patrick’s inspiration for The Anlon Cully Chronicles is rooted in his long standing interest in ancient civilizations. In particular, a series of still-unexplained archaeological discoveries that suggest at least one advanced society thrived on Earth long before consensus views.

He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and two sons. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Review In Too Deep (Station Seventeen #3) by Kimberly Kincaid

In Too Deep by Kimberly Kincaid
Title:  In Too Deep (Station Seventeen #3) 

Author:  Kimberly Kincaid 

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
The author Kimberly Kincaid has written a surprising good romantic suspense story that will have romance readers loving the steamy love scenes and action suspense readers will love the non stop action. Each reader will be wanting more by the time they finish the book.

 The characters are flawed which can making them difficult to like but they are real.

Kimberly Kincaid did her research having readers feel as if they are learning about being a paramedic without being boring.  In a field of Emergency personal the PTSD is a given. As Quinn refuses to admit she is struggle can become annoying and very real because no one wants to admit they have PTSD.

With all romantic suspense novel I know everyone eyes color, eye brow colors and how beautiful they are.  It was a bit much. 
I saw the "twist come as a reader but kept on reading. 

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

Sysnpsis:

As Station Seventeen’s rookie, Luke Slater knows his fire and EMS training will be both rigorous and risky, but he never imagined having to partner up with the one woman he wants to keep at arm’s length most of all. Quinn Copeland is as wide-open as Luke is reserved. He has no interest in letting the sweet and sexy paramedic rock his hard-earned control. But the need for composure becomes the need to survive when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a brutal gang leader on their first shift together.

Paramedic Quinn Copeland’s station mates aren’t just her friends. They’re her family. She’d do anything to keep them safe—including reluctantly trusting her impossible-to-read, impossibly gorgeous new partner with the one thing she holds close. As the passion between Luke and Quinn goes from a slow burn to a sizzle, their steps grow more and more dangerous, both in the fire house and out. Can they outwit a cold-blooded killer and face the fears that could cost them everything? Or are they in too deep


Kindle Edition345 pages
Expected publication: October 17th 2017 

About The Author
Kimberly Kincaid
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-seller and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Book Review The Rogue That I Want (Rogues Of Redmere #1) by Samantha Holt

You're the Rogue That I Want
Title: The Rogue That I Want (Rogues Of Redmere #1)

Author: Samantha Holt 

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

Review:
I always enjoy a historical romance that has a strong female main character and this story has one of the best. A bluestocking who knows what she wants and proceeds to accomplish her set task. Her unwilling partner is Red, the Earl of Redmere, whom she believes to be a notorious smuggler on the Cornish coast and is unaware of his true status. During their long and hard journey from Cornwall to London, to deliver an ancient relic, love blossoms.

I have given this book a four star rating.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for your review

Synopsis:
Red never shies away from a challenge.
Never.
But when Miss Hannah St. John strides into his life demanding—yes, demanding—he help her, he’s certain she’s more challenge than even he can handle.
Hannah is determined to transport an artifact from France—one that will change everything—even if it means working with a lawless man like Red. Nothing is more important than preserving history.
Nothing.
Not even the touch of a smuggler who inconceivably makes her stomach twist.
When it becomes clear the irritating bluestocking will do anything for this blasted artifact and needs saving from herself, the earl-turned-smuggler steps in.
Carting a cursed stone across the country with a know-it-all woman is not Red’s idea of fun, particularly when their journey runs far from smoothly…so why does he find himself enjoying her company just a little too much?
 



ebook
Published October 26th 2016

About The Author:
Samantha Holt
Samantha Holt resides in Warwickshire, England, with her twin girls, having followed her soldier husband around the UK for nearly 10 years. Growing up in Hampshire, she was inspired by the authors Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell, both of whom lived and wrote only miles from her home town.

Samantha loves the romance genre and has been devouring romantic literature for as long as she can remember. History is another passion of hers and she loves to combine her love for history and romance into exciting and passionate tales


Friday, October 13, 2017

Book Review: Let the Dead Lie (McKay, #1) by W.L. Brooks

Let the Dead Lie by W.L. Brooks
Title: Let the Dead Lie (McKay, #1)

Author: W.L. Brooks 

Stars: 3 stars out of 5

Review:
I loved the idea story but the excursionist was lacking.  At times the story was a struggle to fully understand due to the verbage (Sp) that was being used. I understand that it was suppose to be a little on the backwoods side but had the author given readers a year in which the story was taking place I think it would have help understand the way people communicate or reacted to certain events.

It is a sweet romance with enough mystery for reader to enjoy.  Romance was odd at best of times and confusing. The story didn't flow as well as I had hoped which could be due to editing or the authors writing style.
The author sets the story up to follow the adoptive girls as they turn into women leaving a cliffhanger open to keep readers hooked.  If you follow the story well enough the cliffhanger I don't think will be much a of a cliffhanger at all.
While I really wanted to love this book I found the writing style, the editing and lack of time confusing.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of the book for my review.

Synopsis:
A widower with four adopted daughters, Emmit McKay likes to keep a handle on things. But nothing can prepare the former FBI sharpshooter for the battles coming to his small hometown. Especially the one which arrives in such a tempting package. 
Savannah Walker moves to Blue Creek to take over as principal of the school Emmit’s daughters attend. With a masters’ degree in education and a no-nonsense attitude, she is caught off guard by the behavior of the McKay girls and never expects to fall in love with them—or in lust with their father. But her intimacy with the family stirs up rumors and unearths secrets. 
Savannah and Emmit cannot deny the chemistry which draws them together, but the closer they get, the more dangerous the stakes become. When a murderer is hidden amongst you, you can’t let the dead lie.


Paperback314 pages
Published September 15th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press

About The Author:
W.L. Brooks
W.L. Brooks was born with an active imagination.  When characters come into her mind, she has to give them a life- a chance to tell their stories. With a coffee cup in her hand and a cat by her side, she spends her days letting the ideas flow onto paper.  A voracious reader, she draws her inspiration from mystery, romance, suspense and a dash of the paranormal.

A native of Virginia Beach, she is currently living in Western North Carolina. Pick up her latest novel, Let the Dead Lie-available September 15th, 2017!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Book Review Did I Mention I Won The Lottery? by Julie Butterfield

Did I Mention I Won The Lottery?
Title:  Did I Mention I Won The Lottery

Author: Julie Butterfield 

Stars: 4.5 Stars out of  5

Review:
An delightful entertaining story of a middle-aged English woman who wins 15.7 million pounds ($19.3) and how it changes her life. As you enjoy this tale you will find yourself on the moral right and unconsciously urging her to take what you know is the right action. I will not tell you how it ends but will leave it to you to agree or disagree with her final decision. I was with her in her decision but not with how she did it and felt she was over generous.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
Rebecca Miles has won the lottery and is now living a millionaire lifestyle. The only problem is – she hasn’t told her husband. So at weekends she’s a dutiful wife in Darlington, working at the local deli and making shepherd’s pie for dinner, but during the week she’s living in her new mansion in Leeds spending her days shopping whilst her husband thinks she’s looking after her sick mother. Will she get the courage to tell him before he finds out for himself? And can several million pounds in your bank account save a failing marriage?


Kindle Edition250 pages
Published May 28th 2013

About The Author:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4180934.Julie_Butterfield
https://www.amazon.com/Julie-Butterfield/e/B01BQDWU8O

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