Friday, December 29, 2017

Book Review: Collision Force (Crossing Forces #1) by C.A. Szarek

Collision Force by C.A. Szarek
Title: Collision Force (Crossing Forces #1)

Author: C.A. Szarek

Star: 4 stars

C.A Szarek wrote a well paced, romance suspense that readers won't be able to put down.
While the story from the bad guys to the romance are not much of a surprise the author is able to pull readers in with her ability weave romance, loss, passion, family and love. Cole Lucas and Andi MacLaren will come alive as readers start from page one to the last page drawing them into a world of romance filled with passion and a chance at finding love after loss. 
Collision Force is a well crafted romantic suspense that everyone will want to get their hands on.
 I can't wait to read more by C.A. Szarek.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Paper Dragon Publisher


Badboy, married to his job FBI agent Cole Lucas always gets his man. So when the unthinkable happens and one gets away, Cole grits his teeth and hunts human trafficker Carlo Maldonado all the way to Antioch, Texas, where he collides with Detective Andi MacLaren.

Cole doesn’t do small towns and doesn’t get involved with women he works with, but Andi tempts him in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge.

Two murders, her partner shot and leading the investigation on her own, the last thing Andi needs a cocky FBI agent that sees her as no more than a tag-along.

Widow and single mother Andi is used to being on her own. When Cole gets stuck without a place to stay, crashing on her couch puts them in dangerous territory.
Attraction and passion bring Andi to a place she’d left behind when her husband died. Her three-year-old son quickly wiggles his way into Cole’s heart, and he starts contemplating things—family, love—that he’d never planned for himself.

Can being forced to work together make them stronger or will their differences jeopardize their case and their hearts?

Paperback241 pages
Published June 28th 2013 by Total-E-Bound

About The Author:
C.A. Szarek

USA Today Bestselling, award winning author of romantic suspense and epic fantasy romance, C.A. loves to dabble in different genres. If it's a good story, she'll write it, no matter where it seems to fit!

She's a hopeless romantic and always will be. Risking it all for Happily Ever After is what she lives by!

C.A. is originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She's happily married and has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

She works with kids when she's not writing.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Flu Its Here!!!

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Like most parents Christmas is a time of stress, joy, crazy, fun and much more.  This year it was perfect Number 2 had a cough but the flu seemed to leave her unharmed.  Christmas Night Number 3 was found laying on a couch watching TV while everyone else was running around. This mommy knew something was wrong took her temp 102.7. Home we went while everyone else went to see the beautiful LDS Mesa AZ Temple Light Display. The following day I noticed number 4 was slowing down in fact he was laying on the couch and hardly talking. Pulled out my much used Christmas present from my mother 4 years ago. Yup he was running a temp 102.1. Number 4 looked at me and whispered your turn. I checked my temp expecting the same number 98.3 but found out the reason I had been run down and walking up and down the stairs was taking away my energy I was running a low grade temp of 100.9. Before I knew it I was holding my personal oven and sleeping on the couch. I was up all night as he coughing, threw up mucas and so much more.
If I wasn't holding him he demanded to hold my hand. As  I rubbed the small finger of number 4 who is 4 year old. I started to think about how I was considering going back to work once he was in kindergarten. I held that hand realizing someone else would be holding his little hand when he is sick. I knew that stay at home while it drives me nutty some weeks is where I belong. Right Here. Right Now this is where I belong at home with sick kids who only want to hold my hand.

Now here's hoping for a quite night and some much needed sleep. 2 hours a night isn't enough for this sick momma.

Hoping for a healthier New Year and with this Note I am sorry if Reviews are not getting posted I haven't been able to do much but close my eyes. Reading makes my eyes hurt and headaches start.  Normally reading helps get rid of headaches but right now they are the trigger.

It only works to get vaccinated if the vaccinations works.

Book Review: A Reluctant Hero by V.K. McGivney

A Reluctant Hero by [McGivney, V K]
Title: A Reluctant Hero

Author: V.K. McGivney

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

If you understand and enjoy subtle British humor this is a great book. It is full of wry and understated light comedic wit. I was amused from beginning to end. The main character is a beaten down individual, who despite the situations he is thrown into, finally manages to come out at the top of the heap.

I have given this book a 4 star rating.

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

Harry Saunders is unhappily married, in a job he hates and has a Big Birthday looming.

A passionate cinephile, he uses films as an escape from dreary reality, viewing the people and situations he meets through the prism of classic movies.

Harry is resigned to a bleak future until a sudden and unpremeditated act of courage propels him into a succession of sometimes absurd, sometimes dangerous, but ultimately life-changing situations.

About The Author: 
V.K. McGivney

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Book Review: Silent Threat (Mission Recovery #1) by Dana Marton

Silent Threat (Mission Recovery #1)
Title: Silent Threat (Mission Recovery #1) 

Author: Dana Marton

Stars: 4 stars

I was really curious how Dana Morton was going to be able to have readers understand how a character Cole Makani Hunter who can't hear is able to communicate in a book. 
Readers will be pulled in from page one and won't be able to put the book down. readers will enjoy the carefree Annie Murray and love her ability to love those who other would feel are unlovable.
Dana Marton is able to a story where readers will have a better understanding of what it is like for those returning home from the military who are left feeling half of who they once were.
The pain and wondering if life is worth living. The story is a romance but it also about help those returning from batter with physical scars as well as emotional scars.
The story will have readers hooked and wanting more
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake Romance for the advance Copy

A former Navy SEAL, Cole Makani Hunter has returned home from a disastrous black ops mission without his best friend, his hearing, or the use of his right arm. So when his ex–commanding officer assigns him to an undercover mission at a rehab center for vets to discover who leaked sensitive military information to an enemy, he’d rather be anywhere but there. Almost immediately, Cole finds himself at odds with Annie Murray—a peace-loving ecotherapist whose dream is to open an animal sanctuary out of her home. While the two seemingly have nothing in common, their spirited arguments soon fuel a passion for each other.
But just as things begin to heat up between therapist and patient, dangerous complications arise. So does the past—and a shocking revelation that puts Cole and everything he now holds dear in the path of a murderous traitor.
Kindle Edition311 pages
Expected publication: January 2nd 2018 by Montlake Romance

 #SilentThreat #NetGalley 

About The Author:

Dana Marton writes fast-paced action-adventure romances that take her readers all over the globe. She is a Rita Award finalist and the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. She loves writing stories of intrigue, filled with dangerous plots that try her tough-as-nails heroes and the special women they fall in love with. Her books have been published in seven languages in eleven countries around the world.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Book Review: Tomfoolery (Tommy Fox #3) by Graham Ison

Tomfoolery (Tommy Fox Thriller #3)
Title: Tomfoolery (Tommy Fox #3) 

Author: Graham Ison

Stars: 5 Stars

This is an oldie (1992) but a goodie. A first class British police mystery which is accurate for the time period. Subtle British humor coupled with a realistic plot of theft and murder. There is nothing in this book but a well told story so no one should be offended.

I rated this book 5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format

When a walk-in thief rips off dozens of hotel rooms at a posh West London hotel, both Jack Gilroy and his governor, Tommy Fox receive the call. It seems the thieves had a taste for fine jewellery. 

New Scotland Yard’s Detective Chief Superintendent Tommy Fox, operational head of the Flying Squad, takes on the case of tomfoolery. With a hundred’s grand worth of jewellery stolen, Fox knows this was a professional heist. 

With two suspects identified, and the getaway car, Fox and Gilroy have a lot to start off with, or so they think. 

There’s also a missing receptionist at the hotel … Wilkins. Could there be a connection? It is up to Detective Inspector Jack Gilroy and his team to find out, with Tommy Fox breathing down their necks. 

When a set of finger prints are found in the getaway car, retrieved from the bottom of the river, Detective Sergeant Percy Fletcher is tasked with finding Jim Murchison, a small time crook. 

Jane Meadows and Thomas Harley are linked through their golf club. Strangely, Thomas Harley has gone missing and his wife is worried. Soon, Jane Meadows and the man everyone thinks is Thomas Harley are the focal point of the investigation. They match the description of the thieves from the hotel. 

Susan Harley seems to be totally oblivious to her husband’s antics. 

But, Thomas Harley is also identical to Wilkins, the missing receptionist … 

But Thomas Harley is dead … he is buried at a church. He’s been dead for some time. Confusion sinks in as the plot takes on a whole new turn. 

A missing businessman, a mysterious funeral, a dead body and a near-naked blonde are not all that they seem. And so one thing leads to another … as it invariably does in the work of the Criminal Investigation Department. As Fox widens the circle of his enquiries, petty villains take cover — as do one or two members of the Flying Squad — and even a French detective in the South of France starts to feel threatened. 

Kindle Edition236 pages
Published July 13th 2017 by Endeavour Press (first published January 1st 1994)

About The Author:
Graham Ison was born and brought up in Surrey. The son of an artist, and the grandson of a composer, he served in the army for five years before joining the police. He spent most of his service with the CID at Scotland Yard and between 1967 and 1971 was Personal Protection Officer to Prime Ministers Harold Wilson and Edward Heath. After a spell of duty with the Diplomatic Protection Group, he returned to Scotland Yard in 1981 as a detective chief superintendent. He retired at this rank in 1986 and now lives in Hampshire. 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from Arizona

Merry Christmas From Arizona
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I love snow on Christmas. I grew up with snow at Christmas, drinking hot chocolate, bundling up ion coats, hats, gloves, scarfs, snow suits, snow boots, and once it was all on running from house to house singing carols. Slipping on Ice, Sledding down the snow hills and cold winds that never seem to go away.

Now I wear flip flip, drink hot chocolate,sweatshirt in the morning to drop the kids who are freezing at 45 degree weather. No ice, No sledding hills, walking my dog during the day and at night. The mornings are too cold at 35 degrees. We might need to run the A\C this year but hoping to keep it off.

Every ones Christmas is different but the greatest thing we celebrate is the birth of Christ. We give love, hope charity to those around us as well as those in need.
As I reflect on this year, I have lost friends to cancer, found new strength I didn't know was possible, Ive watched as loved ones struggle to find there place, angry that never seems to end, hatred, sad because I am feeling lost in a world where angry fuels and love is cursed. I could take the road where and remember 2017 as the worst year.
I am taking the road less travel: The same road I took when I moved away from home 16 years ago,
 I look at 2017 and see the amazing gifts that have been given to me:  Health in my family, a new found strength, spiritual strength, new authors I can't stop reading books from, understanding of my children, I found friends who are now family, I found true friends who will stick by my crazy and a husband who will fight until he has found happiness.

I was once told loss of someone leaves a whole in your heart that can never be filled. It is true but instead of a hole it is felled with beautiful memories of love, service and unconditional love.

Have a Very Merry Christmas! Be with those you love.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Book Review:Blue Murder by Graham Ison

Blue Murder
Title: Blue Murder

Author: Graham Ison

Stars: 5 stars

An author you will either like or dislike. I fall in the former category and devour his offerings in one setting. This book was no exception. An excellent British police mystery with an overall London setting. Being acquainted with many of the areas described in the tale only made it better for its accuracy.

I have given this book a five star rating.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format
Thank you Frank 

To command the International and Organised Crime branch at the heart of the CID’s London operation is the dream of every Scotland Yard detective. When offered to Tommy Fox, however, it is the Met’s last chance of reining in its most brilliant, single-minded and tempestuous detective before his unorthodox investigative practices overstep the mark once and for all. 

But only a matter of seconds into his new job a case is handed to Commander Fox that is too inviting to leave to his subordinates. 

In a yacht moored off the Cyprus coast a British businessman, Michael Leighton, and his two female ‘companions’ have been found murdered, the victims of twenty-seven rounds from an assault rifle. 

With a cache of cocaine on board, it seems just another drug-smuggling murder enquiry is about to get under way — but Fox, taking personal charge of the investigation in Cyprus and London, is on the scent of something infinitely more revealing … 

When sexually explicit videos and photographs are discovered at the dead man’s company premises in Fulham, Fox and his team realise they have stumbled upon Leighton Leisure Services’ profitable sideline in pornographic movies — with in-house production techniques and a Europe-wide distribution network. 

The star of these masterpieces? None other than the late, and apparently rather energetic, Mr Michael Leighton himself. 

And the recent death of a young woman in suspicious circumstances raises the heat of the investigation further, particularly as enquiries show she was the daughter of one of Fox’s oldest and most slippery adversaries in the criminal underworld. 

Despite uncovering a plethora of suspects, the vice trade is proving a difficult nut for Fox to crack in the hunt for a triple-murderer, who may be covering his tracks by killing again; but as its co-ordinator and chief investigator, there is no better man than Tommy Fox in getting to the bottom of this case’s decidedly murky depths.

Kindle Edition236 pages
Published July 27th 2017 by Endeavour Press

About The Author: 
Graham Ison
During Graham Ison's thirty-year career in Scotland Yard's Special Branch he was involved in several espionage cases and the investigation into the escape of the spy George Blake. He spent four years at 10 Downing Street as Protection Officer to two Prime Ministers and also served as second-in-command of the Diplomatic Protection Group.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Book Review: Above and Beyond (To Serve and Protect #1) by Kathryn Shay

Above and Beyond by Kathryn Shay
Title: Above and Beyond (To Serve and Protect #1) 

Author: Kathryn Shay

Stars: 4 stars

An action\romance that will hold your interest from beginning to end. The head of the Secret Service Presidential Protection Detail is requested, by the President, to temporarily protect his widowed sister after she receives multiple threats. As he takes control a mutual attraction occurs. While attempting to stay true to his mission his heart is lost. The threat is located and neutralized but career decisions must still be made. 

I enjoyed this book and have rated it 4 stars. I look forward to reading other books by this author that follow this intriguing family.

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

A family of heroes, all in dangerous jobs, all irrevocably tied to those they love. Read about the Marino clan in this fast-paced, emotional new series, To Serve and Protect, by NYT bestselling author Kathryn Shay. 

Nick Marino is the top guy on POTUS’s Secret Service detail. But he’s temporarily sent to upstate New York to guard the president’s sister, Isabelle Barton, who is being threatened in anonymous notes. There, Nick becomes involved with the widowed mom and twin boys, who quickly win over what he thought was his hardened heart. Amidst the heightened anxiety of tracking down the threats, the constant vigilance and an ever-growing sexual attraction between Isabelle and Nick, these two people must uncover not only the plot against her, but determine what to do about their impossible romance. 

ABOVE AND BEYOND provides a deep dive into the life of a Secret Service agent and a close look at being related to the most powerful man in the world, along with the glamor of Washington, D.C. politics. The story will keep you interested and capture your heart.

Kindle Edition205 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Ocean View Books

About The Author:
Kathryn Shay
Kathryn Shay is a lifelong writer. At fifteen, she penned her first 'romance,' a short story about a female newspaper reporter in New York City and her fight to make a name for herself in a world of male journalists - and with one hardheaded editor in particular. Looking back, Kathryn says she should have known then that writing was in her future. But as so often happens, fate sent her detouring down another path. 

Fully intending to pursue her dream of big city lights and success in the literary world, Kathryn took every creative writing class available at the small private women's college she attended in upstate New York. Instead, other dreams took precedence. She met and subsequently married a wonderful guy who'd attended a neighboring school, then completed her practice teaching, a requirement for the education degree she never intended to use. But says Kathryn, "I fell in love with teaching the first day I was up in front of a class, and knew I was meant to do that." 

Kathryn went on to build a successful career in the New York state school system, thoroughly enjoying her work with adolescents. But by the early 1990s, she'd again made room in her life for writing. It was then that she submitted her first manuscript to publishers and agents. Despite enduring two years of rejections, she persevered. And on a snowy December afternoon in 1994, Kathryn Shay sold her first book to Harlequin Superromance. 

Since that first sale, Kathryn has written twenty-one books for Harlequin, nine mainstream contemporary romances for the Berkley Publishing Group, and two online novellas, which Berkley then published in traditional print format.

Kathryn has become known for her powerful characterizations - readers say they feel they know the people in her books - and her heart-wrenching, emotional writing (her favorite comments are that fans cried while reading her books or stayed up late to finish them). In testament to her skill, the author has won five RT BookClub Magazine Reviewers Choice Awards, three Holt Medallions, two Desert Quill Awards, the Golden Leaf Award, and several online accolades. 

Even in light of her writing success, that initial love of teaching never wavered for Kathryn. She finished out her teaching career in 2004, retiring from the same school where her career began. These days, she lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children. "My life is very full," she reports, "but very happy. I consider myself fortunate to
have been able to pursue and achieve my dreams." 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Book Review: Tell It Like It Is (Northstar Security #5) by Stanalei Fletcher

Title: Tell It Like It Is (Northstar Security #5)

Author: Stanalei Fletcher

Stars: 4 stars

Stanalei Fletcher is able to bring romance, suspense and fun to the pages of her NorthStar Security series. Each book and story can be read as a stand alone or part of the series. Readers will not be lost jumping in on book five. Nelson Kane is from book 4 in the series but the author is able to bring readers up to date fast without any confusion. 
Justine Shelby is strong female characters and with the little background readers are able to figure out on their own why she became a Northstar Security agent. Rosalee is a lively character they readers will enjoy but get frustrated with at the same time. Its not hard to figure out the mystery side of the story but the romance is what will keep readers hooked.
Stanalei Fletcher create a fast past story that readers can enjoy during the Christmas season.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher The Wild Rose Press for my copy

When Northstar Security agent Justine Shelby is assigned to protect world-famous author Rosalee Kane, the last thing she wants is help from the author’s nephew, prickly but attractive FBI Special Agent Nelson Kane. Shelby is used to depending on herself and is content to work alone, but Rosalee and Kane make Shelby wish for something more. Of course, he may never forgive her if the assignment isn’t successful, and the threats are escalating.
Kane doesn’t trust Northstar Security, blaming them for his close brush with death. His first encounter with the deceptively innocuous agent doesn’t improve his attitude, but circumstances compel them to join forces. As things turn deadly and their every move is countered, Kane comes to depend on Shelby in a race against the clock to keep Rosalee alive. Shelby and Kane must uncover the deadly betrayal without dying first.

Kindle EditionFirst Edition296 pages
Published December 6th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press

About The Author:
Stanalei Fletcher
Stanalei is the award winning author of the Northstar Security Series. 

Her love of writing romance stems from reading favorites such as Grimm's Fairy Tales, Barbara Cartland, and Alistair MacLean. She has over twenty years in the martial arts and hold the rank of Sandan, a third degree black belt, in Aikido. After a taste of life on both U.S. coasts, she resides in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her hero/best friend and husband. Together they enjoy exploring the open road, visiting museums, and ghost towns.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Book Review: Murder by Magic (Inspector Skelgill Investigates #5) by Bruce Beckham

Murder by Magic (Inspector Skelgill Investigates, #5)
Title: Murder by Magic (Inspector Skelgill Investigates #5)

Author: Bruce Beckham 

Stars: 4 stars

If you enjoy British Police mysteries you will enjoy this book. It is a good story line and well told. However, having said that, the use of local dialect and excessive scenery descriptions can be off-putting and make for difficult reading. I resided in England, off and on, for over 20 years and I had difficulty at times with the local grammar used.

That said I have rated this book 4 stars for the plot and enjoyment received  from a well developed story line.

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

A SPATE OF VICIOUS ATTACKS upon valuable Herdwick sheep, the sudden disappearance of a foreign hiker, and the unexplained drowning of a woodland hermit – a series of apparently unconnected events – draw Detective Inspector Daniel Skelgill to the white-knuckle passes and isolated dales of deepest Lakeland.

As straws in the wind begin to suggest there is sorcery afoot – and perhaps some connection to an equally sinister trade in human traffic – Skelgill and his team risk dire consequences as they strive to fathom the mystery, infiltrate the secretive ring and expose its evil perpetrators.

In the fifth Inspector Skelgill novel, the maverick British detective faces what is his greatest challenge yet, as he strives to overcome an error of judgement that could leave his career – and his life – in tatters.

Paperback248 pages
Published May 28th 2015 by Lucius (first published May 27th 2015)

About The Author: 
Bruce Beckham
Bruce Beckham is an award-winning copywriter and author. A resident of Great Britain, he has travelled and worked in over 60 countries. He is published in both fiction and non-fiction, and a member of the Society of Authors.

He enjoys a variety of genres, and his works to date include crime fiction, adult fiction, and the acclaimed suspense novel, The Dune.

Under the pen-name Lee Thatcher, he is author of the children's novel, The Adventures of Pearl and Dean, aimed at 8-11-year-olds.

He is the originator of the 'Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates' series: 1) Murder in Adland, 2) Murder in School, 3) Murder on the Edge, 4) Murder on the Lake, 5) Murder by Magic, 6)Murder in the Mind, 7) Murder at the Wake, 8) Murder in the Woods and 9) Murder at the Flood.

Murder at Dead Crags (#10) is scheduled for publication in January 2018 and is now available for pre-order through the Kindle Store.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Book Review THE FORGOTTEN (L.A.P.D. Special Investigations - Prequel Book 0) by Linda Style

THE FORGOTTEN (L.A.P.D. Special Investigations - Prequel Book 0)
Title: THE FORGOTTEN (L.A.P.D. Special Investigations - Prequel Book 0

Author: Linda Style 

Stars: 4 stars

I found this story to well paced but it is much more a contemporary romance and not even close to s suspense story. 
There is a lot of conflict which will pull at readers heart strings as feel for both of the main\lead characters.  Once I realized the story wasn't suspenseful I was able to enjoy the book and the writers flow though the story as she brings readers to better understanding of what Love truly means.  The story was nicely placed for a contemporary romance but if your are looking for the suspense you will be disappointed.
Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for the copy.

Security specialist Logan Wakefield rushes from his covert job abroad to a Chicago hospital to see his injured daughter. Seeing his ex-wife at his daughter’s side, he’s slammed by feelings he thought long buried. But he’s not about to fall into that trap again. All that matters is his little girl, Hallie. She’s in a coma…and no one knows what happened on the school playground. 

Number one in attorney Dana Marlowe Wakefield’s life is her daughter. Number two is her job, and she’s definitely not telling Logan about the threats on her life, not when her hard-fought goal to become the Cook County State’s Attorney is a heartbeat away. He'd insist on helping, and the last thing she needs is to spend time with the sexy man who was once the love of her life. 

When Hallie awakens with strange memory gaps, and additional threats against Dana surface, Logan and Dana agree they must protect Hallie...even if it means sharing the same house for a while. Being so close, old sparks of desire re-ignite. But nothing has changed. They’re still the same people who couldn’t make it work before. How can they protect both their little girl...and their hearts?

Kindle Edition387 pages
Published October 31st 2017 

About The Author:
Linda Style
Linda Style is an award-winning, national bestselling author of 15 novels and two nonfiction books on how to write a novel. Her awards include the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence and the HOLT Medallion. When not writing, she loves to travel to research her books, take photographs, play tennis, and hike in the mysterious Arizona mountains...the best place on the planet to make up new stories.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Book Review: Dangerous Promise (The Protector #1) by Megan Hart

Dangerous Promise (The Protector, #1)
Title: Dangerous Promise (The Protector #1)

Author: Megan Hart

Star: 4 stars

When I started this book I knew it was part of a series and the concept sounded interesting. While it isn't unusually to find a female body guard not featured in romance and romantic suspense series this one added a little twist that had me thinking long after I finished the book.
Nina Bronson is human but while her body and mind were once human she is now part cyborg (Technological enhancements )  for lack of a better word.  She signed her life away to the military without realizing the could do what they wanted with her body.
The author's ability to write Nina keeping her part human and part cyborg I enjoyed.  Megan Hart about into question a lot on how technology has changed out world and can change out our in the future.  
The author played both side of the questions she asked and it was enjoyable to read the debate and banter that flowed natural though out the book.
I can't wait to read the next in the series 
I personally enjoy books that have me thinking long after I put the book away and start the next one.
Thank you to Netglley and the Publisher: St. Martin's for the advance copy. 

Dive into the first book in this fantastic new series set in the near future from New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart!
Nina Bronson used to be all human -- until the experimental surgeries and internal technology that saved her life and enhanced her as a soldier also forced her to leave the army for private service. Now she and her peers are facing slow, painful deaths unless their technology is upgraded, and the one man keeping those upgrades illegal and unavailable is an obnoxious billionaire. A man too gorgeous for his own good.
A man she’s supposed to guard with her life.
Ewan Donahue is the public voice speaking out against the enhancement procedures of injured soldiers. But when his lobbying leads to death threats, he needs someone to protect him around the clock. He doesn’t want to rely on an enhanced soldier—Nina’s tech goes against everything he stands for. But he really doesn’t want her to be beautiful like she is. Doesn’t want her to suffer like she will.
Doesn’t want to succumb to the searing desire he feels for her.
As a series of attacks on his life send them to a remote cabin, their close proximity brings them together in ways they never imagined. They know they must prevent the need simmering between them, resist each other at all costs. But when tensions are high and danger is close, passion burns hottest of all…

About The Author:
Megan Hart
Megan Hart has written in almost every genre of romantic fiction, including historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, futuristic, fantasy and perhaps most notably, erotic. She also writes non-erotic fantasy and science fiction, as well as continuing to occasionally dabble in horror.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Book Review: Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising #3) by Cynthia Eden

Stay With Me by Cynthia Eden
Title: Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising #3)

Author: Cynthia Eden

Stars: 3 sstars

I love Cynthia Eden books she is able to bring feisty characters and create twist that readers will never see coming. 
Stay with Me can be read as a stand alone novel it has ties into the Book 1 and 2 but not until the end of the story.
The story was well paced, the romance was insta love which seems to be the normal for Cynthia Eden books recently.
The story moved along fast not giving readers into time to digest what was happening until the very end of the story. If there was down time the characters were having sex. 
The story was lacking meat to it and when the author would dive into the past it was pushed aside fast with sex or guns.
Stay with me needed more meat to the story.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy 

#CynthiaEden #StayWithMe #NetGalley

Shelly Hampton intends to spend the holidays alone in her family’s mountain cabin, but when a snow-covered stranger appears on her door-step, her plans are shot straight to hell. The man before her seems oddly familiar, and he stirs a dark need within her. 

It’s soon apparent that John Smith is far more than a normal man—he’s too strong, too fast, and she could swear that he seems to read her thoughts…and know her most secret desires. 

But is John a man that she could love…or is he someone she should fear? Because even as the snow fall deepens, a deadly threat is closing in on her little cabin. And soon, Shelly will be trapped on the mountain with a dangerous man…a man who swears that he has come back from the dead, just to be with her. 

Kindle Edition165 pages
Published December 12th 2017 by Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.

About The Author:
Cynthia Eden
Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over eighty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Book Review Mine to Save (Rescue Ops #3) by Diana Gardin

Mine to Save (Rescue Ops #3)
Title: Mine to Save (Rescue Ops #3

Author: Diana Gardin

Stars: 3 1/2 Stars 

The author writes from the two leads different points of view and each chapter is titled with the who will be speaking to keep readers from getting confused. 
I enjoyed the author created a female characters who has issues more than broken home and past. She struggles with Autism. The author was able to capture the intelligence and the  compulsions a lot of people with autism have.  She made Sayward very likable and Bennett very caring when his past said otherwise.

The story its self failed to pull me in leaving wondering the purpose of the story and the characters. For the first several chapters the story pulled along dragging readers with it.  Mine to save I found lacking in pace which caused this reader to stop reading.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Foever Yours

I make everything complicated. Instead of being content owning a bar, I accept a job with the Rescue Ops team at Night Eagle Security. Apparently, guys with Special Forces explosives training are hard to come by. And instead of hooking up with one of the many women who flirt with me, I have to fall for hacker Sayward Diaz. Not only is she one of my new co-workers, she's also just become my first assignment. Like I said, complicated.

When Sayward's father dies and his secret ties to the Columbia cartel put her in danger, it's my job to keep her safe at all costs. For a woman who's more comfortable with computers than humans, she's not exactly thrilled to have me as her bodyguard--or by our undeniable spark. And with threats coming at us from all sides, I can't let our attraction compromise her safety. Because if I do, my first mission might be my last.

Paperback304 pages
Expected publication: December 12th 2017 by Forever Yours 

About The Author:
Diana Gardin
Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.
While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Book Review: The Apple Of My Eye by Mary Ellen Bramwell

The Apple of My Eye
Title: The Apple Of My Eye

Author: Mary Ellen Bramwell

Stars: 4 out of 5 

A modern day story of love found and lost at an early age. A young mother loses her husband in what appears to be very tragic circumstances. After going through her stages of grief she begins to investigate and is truly disturbed and disappointed in what she discovers. But there is a bright side which comes forth and will leave the reader feeling both good and sad. The story line is believable and most of us will know someone who would fit the description of her husband.

I have given this book 4 stars.

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

When Brea Cass, a young mother, is awakened in the night by the news that her loving husband, Paul, has been shot during a robbery, she is stunned. When she finally emerges from the fog of her life, it dawns on her that something is amiss in the way her husband died.

As Brea searches for answers, she discovers things she never knew... and things she's not sure she wants to know. Delving into unsolved mysteries brings several questions to the forefront of Brea's thoughts, and she must decide if moving forward can erase the heartache and mistakes.

Paperback246 pages
Published August 28th 2014 by Black Rose Writing

About The Author:
Mary Ellen Bramwell
Mary Ellen Bramwell has been writing stories since she was ten years old. After working in other fields and raising five children as a stay-at-home mom, Mary Ellen has returned to her first love, writing, working for magazines while completing her debut novel, The Apple of My Eye. She resides in Northeast Ohio with her husband, Allen, and her two youngest children.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Book Review: Avalanche! (Survivor Diaries) by Terry Lynn Johnson

Title: Avalanche! (Survivor Diaries)

Author: Terry Lynn Johnson

Stars: 4 stars from 11 year old and 5 stars from 8 year old

Review from my 11 year old son.
Its a good book. I mean its a little easy for me to read but I really liked. It taught me alot about Avalanches and how destructive they can be. The characters are pretty awesome and I finished it in a night. The pictures were awesome and I learned a lot about survival. 
Review from 8 year old daugher
This book was awesome mom! I learned all about Avalnches and it talked about how cold it gets and how you can freeze. Did you know if you fall asleep cold you can die in your sleep!
The book told me how to survive but I think I could die from the cold. The book was awesome and I was able to read it in a night. Fun, fast read.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers HMH Books for Young Readers for the advance copy. 

Ryan are skiing with their parents in Wyoming's Grand Teton Mountains where there is a ground-shaking rumble. Unstable snow rushes downhill and buries them in icy white. It will take all of their knowledge and grit to survive.     With seventeen years of hands-on experience and training in remote areas,  survival expert Terry Lynn Johnson (Ice Dogs; Sled Dog School) creates on-the-edge-of-your-seat storytelling featuring the real skills that kids need to survive a disaster. This page-turner with illustrations includes survival tips from the National Avalanche Center and U.S. Forest Service. You could have a better chance of surviving a real-life avalanche after reading this book!

Hardcover112 pages
Expected publication: January 2nd 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers

About The Author:
Terry Lynn Johnson
Terry Lynn Johnson writes outdoor adventures inspired by her own team of eighteen Alaskan huskies. Her passion for adventure has provided her with a rich background to write from.

When she's not writing, Terry enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and kayaking. She works as a Conservation Officer (Game Warden) in Whitefish Falls, Ontario.

She is represented by Caryn Wiseman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Book Review: Safe at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice #2) by Rita Herron

Safe at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice #2)
Title: Safe at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice #2)

Author:  Rita Herron

Stars: 3 1\2 stars

3 1\2 stars
I love Rita Herron All The Pretty Faces from the Graveyfall Series and I have read the first in the Badge of Justice Series so I feel I have a pretty good idea on the authors writing style.
Her Justice series has a great story line but everything feel very rushed which is understandable being it a Harlequin Intrigue series and they have a limited word count. The story moves along at a fast pace and the author is able to pull readers in right off the bat when Charlotte Reacher is hit so hard she loses her sight and has to trust those around her to keep her safe. 
Human Trafficking is big this year in books but Rita Herron is able to pull at readers heart strings as well as give romance and suspense readers expect from Harlequin Intrigue series. I wish the story was long so really flush out the characters which is lacking in the first book and the second book.
Thank you to netgelley as well as the publishers Harlequin Intrigue

#SafeAtHawk'sLanding #NetGalley 

She’s sworn to protect her students—he’s sworn to protect her

Charlotte Reacher found her calling teaching art therapy to teens. But when her attempt to stop a kidnapping leaves her wounded and unable to see anything beyond trauma and fear, she’s hesitant to trust the stranger who promises to keep her safe.

FBI agent Lucas Hawk knows Charlotte’s the only witness to the human-trafficking abduction that shook his Texas hometown. Determined to find the victims, he must convince her to work with him—even while resisting his growing desire for her. Every hour is critical for the kidnapped girls. And every breath Charlotte takes could be her last.

Kindle Edition256 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Intrigue

About The Author:
Rita Herron
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. Although she wanted to be a writer then and actually scrawled her first novel at age twelve, she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a kindergarten teacher instead. Ten years ago, she traded her classroom storytelling and puppets for a computer and now writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.
Having sold over fifty books to date, she enjoys spinning spine-tingling romantic suspense tales filled with murder, mayhem, and spicy romance as well as sexy romantic comedies. Rita Herron currently writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue and she’s writing dark, gritty romantic suspense thrillers for Amazon Montlake.
If you want to know more about Rita or have a question for her about her books, or writing in general, email Rita and she’ll be happy to answer 

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