Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Book Review Revenge by Steve Ward (Test Pilot's Daughter)

Test Pilot's Daughter: Revenge
Title: Revenge (Test Pilot's Daughter)

Author: Steve Ward

Stars: 5 out of 5

Review:
A fantastic action adventure with an utterly over the top young main character. No obstacle will prevent her from reaching her intended goal. This story provides excitement in the form of premeditated murder, being marooned and finding sunken treasure. But most importantly it leaves it to you the reader to decide if justice has been served.

I have rated this book 5 stars and read it in one setting.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
Test Pilot’s Daughter: Revenge is the first title in a series featuring a gutsy female genius who fights injustice in a fast paced thriller. Molesters and pedophiles be warned, don’t mess with Christina Matthews!

Romance, adventure, murder, and revenge, Christina Matthews does it all. An obsessed fly-girl with the Right Stuff and True Grit finds love in the oddest place, the cockpit. A beautiful and brainy college girl born with jet-fuel in her blood is haunted by a gripping family tragedy and the violent murder of her best friend. The only thing she truly fears is sleep. Tortured by nightmares, this test pilot’s daughter has to find a way to save her sanity or die. Mike Clark, call-name Lazer and a real Top Gun, looks to be the best kind of therapy.

With dreams of becoming an Astronaut-Commander, Christina struggles through heart-stopping perils in the cockpit and crash-lands on a deserted island. Without hope for rescue, she concocts an oddball plan to return survivors to civilization.

Risking her future at NASA, Christina delivers on a promise to a dying friend and faces her evil nemesis in the sky. Only by overcoming deep-seated fears can she exorcise her ghosts and pursue a lifelong dream of flying in space.

Will true love conquer Christina's curse, or will she auger in?

Kindle Edition264 pages
Published 2010 by Steve Ward

About The Author:
Steve Ward
After a career in laser science and spacecraft research, Steve Ward spent the last decade writing, editing and flying. He teaches Creative Writing at Brenau University and edits novels freelance. With one nonfiction book published, Holy Enigma!, Hamilton Books, University Press of America, Inc., he won writing awards from Writer's Digest and NASA Innovations. Amid many articles published in technical journals, both of his fiction books are adventures in aviation. He lives on Lake Lanier at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Gainesville, Georgia, USA.
 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Motherhood Monday What Was I thinking? I am already busy enough


Bring her home from the Shelter

New Friends

What am I doing? What is She?
We have been looking for a dog for over 10 years or as I put it. It was either a dog or a kid. Well the kid and now kids came first.  We have been looking at shelters for just the right dog. However with sick kids I started craving the need to escape to go walking but I can't go alone at night.  With my husband on his feet all day he has no desire to go walking at night.
Fast Forward to Saturday we went to a shelter to an open house and we found a 5 month old Yellow Lab Mix at least that is what they thought.  She fell into my lap and started to cuddle right away.  She didn't bark like the rest of the dogs, didn't even try to playfully bite.  She was calm but hated the leash. I figured it was because of the busy and crazy going on at the store. (more on that later)
My heart broke open and I felt she was perfect for out family since I have once daughter terrified of dogs.  No reason for it just scared.
After we brought her home. Renamed her she kind of just laid around the house. Sunday we scared her as she decided to jump on her new fathers chair and he yelled causing her to pee and hide.  4am it took twenty mins to get her to come out from behind the couch.  Did I forget to mention my daughter was up thrown up all night?  Or that her brother and sister had been throwing up for the last week? NO? Add in an ER visit and I am pretty sure I have lost my ever loving mind?
YES
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Yesterday I started to wonder if I had made a huge mistake? She is submissive and see me has her alpha right now which is great because I am the one home all day but she doesn't see the kids as part of her pack which worries me. I am scared she will bite the kids and if that happens my first thought is off to the shelter she goes.  Now this is where I feel horrible know the shelters are so full of dogs that want to be loved.
We are taking one day at a time.  Things I thought I would never do with a dog are the things everyone is telling me to do to keep a peace of mind.
She caught on quick to her dog door but sometimes she seems lost with getting her back legs in.  She loves to run around the backyard with her monkey stuff toy.

I have to realize that she isn't just a shelter dog but at some point in the last 5 months she was abusive, table feed and afraid of the broom. She has scars on her side, under her arms and on her legs each one different.  
Thankful for all the request for me to read books on dogs and raising them. Please keep them coming because I might have grown up with dogs but I realize I know NOTHING about them.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Book Review Between The Lies (The Northern Lights Series) by Joy Dekok

Between the Lies (Northern Lights Series #1)
Title:  Between The Lies (The Northern Lights Series)

Author:  Joy Dekok

Stars: 4 1\2 out of 5

Review:
A very interesting book that was full of twists and turns. I was engaged from page 1 until the final paragraph. The author has the ability to spin a story that will keep you guessing and turn your dislike for one character (not the main character) into admiration for her grace and diplomacy. The story takes place in the St. Paul Minnesota area which was a plus for me.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
Her Cinderella night turned Titanic. 
Everything was going just fine for Olivia Morgan. Until the dead guy in the elevator, her lover's dismissal of her, the loss of her dream job, and an FBI agent who is looking into the past she's worked so hard to hide. What's a woman to do when she's suddenly un-kept, a murder suspect, and has her own personal stalker? Olivia uses her artistic talent to remember and reveal what she knows. Will it save or convict her? 

Kindle Edition305 pages
Published April 6th 2014 by Infusion Publishing

About The Author:
Joy E. DeKok
Joy started reading when she was four and learned to write soon after. Words on the page fascinated and delighted her. By the time she was five, she was writing stories and dreaming about writing books for other kids.
One day while vacuuming, an idea for a novel came to mind. She resisted diligently, but the characters in Rain Dance wouldn’t leave her alone. Finally, the only way to get past their nagging, she wrote the book.
Then she wrote a devotional titled Under His Wings and three children’s books.
While writing Rain Dance she had another idea for a second novel. At first, she thought it was a stand alone novel, but turns out it’s much more. Between the Lies is book one in The Northern Lights Series. Behind the Lies is in the editing phase and she’s outlining Beyond the Lies.
She’s also working on book one in The Mississippi Queens series – De’ ‘Ja Brewed is almost done and the cover is fantastic!
To learn more about all of Joy’s book check out her Amazon Page.
Joy married the love of her life almost forty years ago. She and Jon love their dog kids, Sophie & Tucker – a brother and sister team who stole their hearts. There’s a story behind their names, but that’s a blog post.

Website: http://www.joydekok.com
Twitter:   JoyEDeKok

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Book Review St Grizzle's School for Girls, Ghosts and Runaway Grannies by Karen McCombie


St Grizzle's School for Girls, Ghosts and Runaway Grannies by Karen McCombie


















Title: St Grizzle's School for Girls, Ghosts and Runaway Grannies

Author:  Karen McCombie 

Stars: 5 out of 5

Review:
I sat down with my daughters age 8 and 6. Now My 8 year old reads at a 6th grade level so she wanted to read this to herself. Instead I made it our nightly reading setting aside Nancy Drew while she was dealing with a murder.

This book had my girls and I laughing so hard at night that we all wanted to finish it the same day. This book is chaotic, fun, so many laughs and my daughter wants to read it again and again.
Thank you Netgalley for the advance Copy. My girls loved it and we plan to read more by this author.



Synopsis:
When local schools are asked to make a film showcasing the surrounding area, Dani and the rest of St Grizzle’s set to work. But Spencer and his mates at the village school are determined to sabotage the work of the smelly Grizzlers.
To Dani’s surprise, help comes in the form of Granny Viv who has secretly taken up residence in the school’s tree house with Downboy the dog. Together they come up with the perfect ghostly video ... but will Granny Viv be able to stay once the competition’s over?
 


Paperback224 pages
Expected publication: June 2017 by Little Tiger Press

About The Author: 
Karen McCombie
Karen Grace McCombie is an author of children and young adult novels. Currently, she lives in London with her husband Tom, and their four year old daughter Milly. She is the author of the series Stella etc., Ally's World, and Indie Kidd. She has also written several stand-alone novels. Her newest series, Sadie Rocks, was released in February 2008.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Book Review Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti

Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti
Title: Lethal Lies

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Stars: 5 out of 5


Review:
Just like the first in the Blood Brother series this one is just as gritty, dark and takes you on a crazy ride twist and turns. This book picks up where the last one left off on the copper killer and we soon discover why this person is killing red headed women.

Lethal Lies has so much going on if the reader didn't read the first book there is no catching up in this one because it starts off with a bang. Adding more characters than the first book which at times can get a little confusing and as if the author realized that she changed the story mid way though to focus on the two leads in the story and their romance. Leading the Copper Killer running around and their past catching up with the brothers. Which again you are trying to remember all the different characters which if readers are not careful you will get lost.

The book has its sexy times, confession times and two lost souls who need each other.
I can't wait to find out more about Dr. Isobel Madison and what will happen to her in the end. 
Each books add more details into the blood brothers lives along with bring others from her Sin brothers series which I didn't read. 

If you have read the Sin brother series this will add to your love of those books if you haven't just another characters in a long list that show up though out the book.

This is a great series to get lost in for a couple of hours.

Advance Copy from the publisher and Netgalley
I can't wait to read the next in the series 


Synopsis:
Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.

Expected publication: May 16th 2017 by Forever

About The Author:
Rebecca Zanetti
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Author Website: http://rebeccazanetti.com/

Book Review The Watcher by Bella Jewel

The Watcher by Bella Jewel
Title: The Watcher

Author: Bella Jewel

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
Bella Jewel’s THE WATCHER is an edge of your seat suspense filled with emotions that will test your ability to read on. Even though I knew who the villain was from the beginning Bella Jewels ability to make the readers questions is that really the person or am I wrong bring in twist that will keep your reading late into the night.
Bella Jewel has the ability to create a dark story that will pull at the readers heart strings as well as the romance between the two man leads. The romance keep the readers finding the light in the darkness.

This is my first book by Bella Jewel and I can't wait to read more.


Advance Copy from Netgally for my honest thoughts


Synopsis:
NOW YOU SEE HER . . .
Seven years ago, Marlie Jacobson was kidnapped by a serial killer—and lived to tell about it. But it was actually her mother who told the story, in a bestselling book that made Marlie famous. Today, she’s known as the girl who slayed a killer. The one who got away. Now, there’s just one thing Marlie wants to get away from: her past. But when her little sister disappears, her worst fears come rushing back—with a vengeance…
NOW SHE’S GONE.
Kenai Michelson is a world-renowned investigator. Dark, brooding, and dangerously good-looking, he’s the kind of man Marlie would normally avoid at all costs. But Kenai is her only hope in finding her missing sister. Together, Kenai and Marlie follow a trail of clues that leads them toward the truth—and into each other’s arms. As her trust in Kenai grows, so does their fierce connection. But will their desire turn deadly as they close in on a ruthless enemy who’s watching their every move?
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks

About The Author:
Bella Jewel
Bella is a fun loving Australian and a multiple USA Today bestseller. She spends her days in sunny north QLD with her husband and two adorable daughters. She's been writing since she was fifteen, and after her success with her debut novel, Hell's Knights, she has been head down, bum up creating new stories. She is the author of the MC Sinners series, Number Thirteen, Enslaved by the ocean, Where Darkness lies, Life after Taylah, Angel's in Leather, The Jokers' Wrath series and 'Til Death. Her next novel, Step-Lover is due for release in early March 2015. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Summer is coming. Anyone else not ready?

You would think since summer arrives pretty much the same time every year that at some point I would be ready to have all 3 kids home for 7 week?  NOPE!

Yes I know I shouldn't complain I only have them home for 7 weeks and during those 7 weeks one will be in a STEMS summer school class, another vacationing with Grandpa but still I am in fear of the tiny human invasion that will be happening.

Just like last year and the year before I created the summer schedule which means every hour of the day has something going on from Quite Time (I am so looking forward to that hour), reading, sleepovers, playmates swimming, library, yoga and lots of science experiments since my kids are nuts for science.

You might be wondering why am I in fear of summer if I have it planned out?
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MY KIDS DON'T SLEEP IN!
That's right you heard me my kids do not ever sleep in. We consider sleeping in 6:30 in the morning. Otherwise the kids are all up and moving between 5:30 and 6:00 am every single morning including my preteen/25 year old.  Not joke my almost 11 year old thinks like a grown adult most day than other he is totally a 11 year old kid who hates showers and girls are weird. (Thank Heavens For that Saving Grace!)

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Summer is scary because it is me against 4 kids who all have thoughts and opinions.  Ages Range from 11 to 4. Which means we have to do things a 4 year old can do and a 11 year will enjoy.  Within a certain budget and that mommy can handle all by her little lonesome not to mention in 110 heat!  AHHH I am already scared enough add in heat and the fat my AC center doesn't work.

(I know I know Breathe, Breathe, Breathe.)
I love late nights and even later morning which I haven't had in 11 years and according to everyone I know will never happen.

I love my kids since of Adventure although most of the time it is my Adventure and they are forced along for the ride.  I am excited to take them hunting for Fossils, Geodes and anything else we can find and not get ticketed for by the Untied States Forest services.
I am excited to heard nothing and go hiking in cooler weather and spending times discovering new places with my army of hungry monsters.  I mean amazing kids.

I am just not that excited to be doing it mostly alone since my husband works Monday -Saturday and Sunday off but we spend 3 hours at church and than he is in meetings most of the day so guess who is incharge  (ME!  Again back to quite time my best friend!)

School stars July 24th and is it sad I am alredy counting down the days? Not to mention that cute potty trained 4 year old who likes to say his "Penis Says it needs"  will be going to preschool 3 hours 3 days a week!
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I am so excited for that little guys Grand Adventure into school!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers Day Book How to Raise A Mom

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Happy Mothers day to all those amazing Mom and soon to be mom and amazing Aunts who step in as moms when kids refuse to listen mom! Thank you!
Each woman is a mother even if that child isn't biological yours. You give you love, time, compassion, strength, and guidance. To all the Aunts who are not mom in the since things you for your guidance, love, compassion and show grace, strength and guidance to children who refuse to listen to mom's advice.



To this Grandmother who gave birth to my mom.

To the Amazing Mom red shirt in the middle who gave birth to all 7 Crazy Kids.

To this mom who left us way to soon but gave me an amazing Man.

We Miss you Mom 
To my Mom and My Utah Mom who taught me how to sew.

To the man in my life who has always stood by me when I feel like a Crazy Mom

We missing you Mom

To the mom who gave birth to my Sons Best friend!

To the mom who gave birth to my daughter R best friend

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Book Review: Hike Smart: Tips and Tactics for Improving Your Treks by Ann Marie Brown

Hike Smart: Tips and Tactics for Improving Your Treks
Title: Hike Smart

Author(s) Ann Marie Brown and Terra Breeden

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
Who doesn't love the great outdoors? I love hiking and exploring whenever I get the chance.  Now that I bring my kids along for hiking I have found some good and bad things hiking.  I was given the chance to review this book and I jumped.
I found this book to have great information for those who are just starting out and those who want to be more adventurous.  it is a great reference guide from foot care and blisters to gear you bring with you.  It gives suggestions that I found great and others I didn't quite like.
Living in Arizona hiking can be deadly during the warmer months this book need to add a little more information about dealing with the type of hiking.
If you are starting out or need a refreshers on hiking dos and don't this book is a wonderful guide.

Thank you this free copy.

Synopsis:
Are you a first-timer about to take your inaugural trek? Are you veteran hiker looking to be even more efficient when enjoying the sport you love? Are you someone in between? Then look no further than expert trekker Ann Brown’s Hike Smart, the definitive guide to efficient and enjoyable hiking for all levels of experience.

Paperback256 pages
Published April 18th 2017 by Skyhorse Publishing

About The Author:
https://www.amazon.com/Ann-Marie-Brown/e/B0034O69TA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1494351134&sr=1-1

Friday, May 12, 2017

Book Review Say Your Sorry (Morgan Dane #1) By Melinda Leigh

Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane #1)
Title: Say Your Sorry (Morgan Dane #1)

Author: Melinda Leigh

Stars: 5 out of 5

Review:
I pretty much have read everything by Melinda Leigh.  So it won't come as much of a shock that I jumped at the chance to get an advance copy of her lasted series Morgan Dane Say Your Sorry.

Melinda Leigh as the ability to create characters that readers connect with from the leads in the story to a child even a grandfather. Each characters has a purpose and and reason for being in the story.
The story starts off with a murder that will take readers ride of who is the real killer and a romance of two characters so real they feel like friends.
The story moves along to a good pace never slowing down but giving readers time to recover from one chapter to the next.  
Melinda Leigh is an wonderful Mystery Romantic Suspense author with her ability to have readers connect to the characters, the town and the people who surrounded them.  The Lance is able to give readers a male figure who is someone you could meet walking down the street and Morgan is the mom next door who you want to me friends with.  

 I am excited to see where the author has these two headed in the future.

Thank you to the author, publishing company and Netgalley for the advance copy.


Synopsis:
After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.

Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.
 


Expected publication: May 16th 2017 by Montlake Romance


About The Author:
Melinda Leigh
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She is a RITA® Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations, two Silver Falchion Awards, and a Golden Leaf.

Melinda holds a 2nd degree belt in Kenpo Karate. She’s dabbled in Arnis stick fighting, studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and taught women’s self-defense. She lives in a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two kids, a couple of shelter dogs and two rescue cats who clearly run the show. With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination. Find out more about Melinda by visiting melindaleigh.com


Author Website:  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Book Review Fast Kill (DEA Fast #2) by Kaylea Cross

Fast Kill by Kaylea Cross
Title: Fast Kill (DEA Fast Series #2)

Author: Kaylea Cross

Stars: 5 out of 5

Review:
I have read a few books by Kaylea Cross and each one has a fast pace story and enough pages a reader can finish the book in a day or savor it over a few days.
The romantic leads are very likable and for once an author lets two opposite people enjoy one another and no t try and change each other. The author allows the characters to understand the need the other has to be who they are and keep their identity while trying to figure out how to love each other. y while falling in love and racing against time and drug cartels.
Kaylea Cross was able to even bring readers to sympathize with the villain in the book.
There is sex, murder, mystery and adventure readers will love. 
Thank you Netgalley for the Advance Copy.


Synopsis:
The past has come back to haunt her. Having battled long and hard to put her painful past behind her, DEA Special Agent Taylor Kennedy has done everything in her power to make a new life for herself. She never dreamed that same past would suddenly show up on her doorstep one night, or that its reappearance would threaten everything she’s built for herself. Faced with the unthinkable, she’ll have to make the agonizing choice between her trusted childhood friend, and the man who’s managed to steal her wary heart. And the consequences could be fatal. FAST Bravo member Logan Granger knows Taylor was hurt badly by something in her past. He never expected to fall for a straight-laced, uptight forensic accountant, but Taylor has managed to redefine his definition of sexy, and now he wants to uncover all her secrets. Though they’re opposites in almost every way, Logan is determined to break through her barriers and show her just how good things can be between them. Then their worst nightmare is realized when Taylor becomes the target of the merciless Veneno cartel, and Logan will risk everything to save her—including his life.


Paperback270 pages
Published April 20th 2017 by Kaylea Cross Inc.

About The Author:
Kaylea Cross
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.

Kaylea loves to hear from readers, so please feel free to drop me a line and say hello.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Book Review Locke and Key (Titan #8) Cristin Harber

Locke and Key by Cristin Harber
Title: Lock and Key (Titan #8)

Author:  

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review: 

From the first page to the last this book is a non stop action, danger, very tense situations that will keep reader reading every last work.

Locke and Key was a little hard to enjoy because readers will never get to stop and take a breath from the endless action and even when things start to slow down a little within a page or two the readers is thrown back into action. 
Locke and Key has enough sexual tension to kill the readers with anticipation. 
All in all it is a fast summer read that fits in the Titan world but can be read as a stand alone as well.

Thank you to Cristin Harber for the advance copy


Synopsis:

THE STOIC SPECIAL FORCES OPERATOR 
There’s only one person to blame for darkening the last years of Locke Oliver’s military career: Cassidy Noble. And damn if he doesn’t have to save her from the side of a frozen mountain. 
Even after the job is done, he can’t shake the woman from his thoughts. He blames her for the deaths in his Army unit so many years ago, and he’s not ready to let that go. It’s driving him to the point of distraction, and now his Titan Group boss says to get his act together or get out. 

THE FEISTY, FALLEN REPORTER 
Cassidy is a disgraced journalist, once accused of treason—Or she’s an American hero. It depends on who you ask. She’s on a mission to rebuild her name and started with a simple question but discovered a complex web of spies and possible human trafficking. 
Titan Group believes in her. 
Locke does not. Until he can’t deny the truth any longer about the past or what she’s uncovered in her investigation. 

BECOME AN INSEPARABLE TEAM 
Cassidy volunteers to go undercover. Locke would do anything to stay by her side as she slips into the network and is sold to the highest bidder. All is going right until everything goes wrong. Nothing is as they expect, including falling in love with the woman he thought he hated. 


Kindle Edition
Published May 2nd 2017 by Mill Creek Press

About The Author:
Cristin Harber
Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy romantic suspense, military romance, and new adult. Fans voted her onto Amazon's Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.

Author Website: 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Book Review Hallways In The Night by R. C. O'Leary

Hallways in the Night: A Legal Thriller
Title: Hallways In The Night

Author: R. C. O'Leary

Stars: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Review:
A legal thriller set in Atlanta, Georgia that involves a police officer accused of manslaughter in the death of a baseball star. The ensuing court battle is very realistic and will keep you turning the pages. The ending will have you, the reader, deciding whether or not justice was served or thwarted. I have my opinion and undoubtedly you will have yours.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
When a veteran cop attempts to arrest baseball's home run king, one of them ends up on trial and the other ends up dead.

A page-turner from start to finish, Hallways in the Night will take you on a journey from inner city Atlanta to the upper echelons of the State's power structure where back room deals are made in pursuit of the kind of justice that only money can buy.

As the trial date gets closer, the stakes will get bigger in a case where nobody can afford to tell "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.


About The Author:
R.C. O'Leary

http://www.rcoleary.com
 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Book Review Deadly Investment (A FitzJohn Mystery) By Jill Paterson

Deadly Investment (Alistair Fitzjohn, #5)
Title: Deadly Investment

Author: Jill Paterson

Stars: 4 stars

Review: 
Another well written mystery that uses brain power rather than brawn to resolve the murders. DCI Fitzjohn is a Sydney detective who utilizes a sharp mind and even sharper, and ever so subtle, wit as he does battle with villains and the police managerial system alike.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
It was an accepted fact that Beatrice Maybrick, owner and operator of the Maybrick Literary Agency, accidentally fell to her death. Or did she? Esme Timmons thought not, her suspicions fuelled by a letter she received from Beatrice following the tragic incident. Faced with this dilemma, Esme takes steps to find the killer.

Meanwhile, Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Fitzjohn commences his investigation into the suspicious death of entrepreneur, Preston Alexander. With robbery ruled out as the motive, Fitzjohn is drawn to Preston’s investment portfolio and the Maybrick Literary Agency.

Finding an antiquated establishment where uncertainty prevails following the demise of its owner, Beatrice Maybrick, Fitzjohn asks himself two questions. Why did the high flying investor, Preston Alexander, invest in such a business, and did it lead to his death?


Kindle Edition232 pages
Published December 4th 2015 by J. Henderson

About The Author:
Jill Paterson
Jill Paterson is best known for her popular Fitzjohn mysteries. The first book in the series, The Celtic Dagger, was published in 2010 by New Holland Publishers after Jill entered the 2008 New Holland Publishers & NSW Writers Centre Genre Fiction Award. Since then, through Amazon, she has independently published its second edition along with four further books in the series.
Jill has also authored two non-fiction books entitled Self Publishing-Pocket Guide and Writing-Painting A Picture With Words.
Jill lives in Australia with her musician husband and bossy cat, Fergus. Her favourite pastimes when not writing are painting and photography. If you would like to know when Jill’s next book comes out, please visit her blog, The Perfect Plot, at http://www.theperfectplot.blogspot.com, where you can sign up to receive an email about new releases.



Friday, May 5, 2017

Book Review Italian Mission by Alan Champorcher

The Italian Mission
Title: Italian Mission

Author: Alan Champorcher

Stars: 4 out of 5 

Review:
If you like your action adventure books to be full of action this book should be high on your to be read list. It is all go from front to back with the following agencies/groups  involved as players (CIA, State Department, Mossad, Italians, South African mercenaries, both China Intelligence and Army, and so on). But the story does not lag and moves in a rapid manner to its conclusion. 

I have rated this book 4 stars. Thank you Frank


I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.


Synopsis:

John Adams Conti, disillusioned ex-CIA agent, languishes at the American Embassy to the Vatican. A Buddhist monk asks his help protecting a mysterious young Tibetan on the run in Italy from Chinese intelligence agents. Teaming up with an old flame, Conti joins a wild chase along an ancient pilgrimage route through the Tuscan hills. When they discover the identity of the young Lama, the hunt becomes a race against the clock with the future of Tibet and the Chinese government at stake!

Kindle EditionFirst218 pages
Published February 24th 2013 by Ciamporcero Publishing

About The Author: 
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Alan Champorcher is seen here hiking the Via Francigena doing research for his new book, "The Italian Mission." The author of “Made In Italy” returns to the bel paese for a high voltage adventure story. John Adams Conti, a disillusioned ex-CIA agent, languishes in a low level diplomatic job at the American Embassy to the Vatican. An old Buddhist monk, familiar with Conti’s distinguished family pedigree, asks him to help protect a mysterious young Tibetan on the run in Italy from Chinese intelligence agents. Teaming up with his ex-colleague and old flame, Conti joins a wild chase along an ancient pilgrimage route through the Tuscan hills. Along the way, they must duel not only the Chinese, but also South African mercenaries and hostile mafia families. When they discover the identity of the young Lama, the hunt becomes a race against the clock with the future of Tibet at stake. Get your copy now!

Book Review SEAL Guardian (Brothers in Arms #3)

SEAL Guardian by Leslie North
Title: SEAL Guardian (Brother In Arms #3)

Author: Leslie North

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:


Unlike the book 2 Brothers in Arms this story had a lot more going for it that kept me as a reader interested. Jace has been front and center in each story so to finally seem him as Leslie North wanted help the other books make a little more since.
The back story of the killer and why he was motivated was very plausible and kept me interested. Unlike the other stories the lead characters were interesting and charming enough to carry the story.
Leslie North was able to tie everything together in a nice little boy giving reader a very satisfying end to a series.
Very quick read that can be read anywhere on the go or at the pool
Thank you to netgalley for an advance Copy.
 

Synopsis: 
Ex-Navy SEAL Jace Stevens has never shied away from trouble and with the madman framing the Brothers-in-Arms for murder still on the loose, Jace is ready to put an end to the killing for good. Only one person stands in his way: a tough-as-nails FBI agent who suddenly won’t let Jace out of her sight. But the dark-haired beauty is more than just a complication. Jace can sense there’s something special beneath her buttoned-up exterior, and he can’t wait to get his hands on it.

FBI agent Felicity Belasko always gets her man, and this case should be no different. She knows the SEAL suicides are really murders, and she’s sure there’s a connection to the Brothers-in-Arms. But are they suspects…or potential victims? When her investigation leads to Jace Stevens, she can tell the blond troublemaker is masking something even more dangerous. He wants to stop the killer on his own, but Felicity can’t let that happen. Wickedly handsome Jace may be making her wild, but she always plays by the rules.

As the heat flares between them, a killer plots his next move. Can Felicity and Jace find a way to work together, or will a madman continue to get away with murder?



Paperback206 pages
Published April 20th 2017 by Relay Publishing

About The Author:
Leslie North
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Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women's contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres. 

The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren't afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east. 

Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie. 

She LOVES reader feedback, and if you have any comments, don't hesitate to contact her on Goodreads.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Book Review Itsy Bitsy Spider (An Emma Frost Mystery) by Willow Rose

Itsy Bitsy Spider (Emma Frost #1)
Title: Itsy Bitsy Spider (An Emma Frost Mystery)

Author: Willow Rose 

Stars: 4.25 Stars

Review:
A multiple murder mystery set on a Danish island. The story builds nicely with a number of red herrings, thrown into the mix, to keep the reader on their toes. The heroine finally has the proverbial penny drop and is able to save the day and her family. I enjoyed this book and finished it in one day. I recommend it if you prefer your murder mysteries with minimal blood and gore.

I have rated this book 4.25 stars.

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

Synopsis:
Emma Frost inherits a house on Fanoe Island when her grandmother dies. She decides to move there with her family, much to her teenage-daughter's regret. One morning a wealthy old woman in her street is found murdered and soon Emma finds herself wrapped in a mystery uncovering the island's dark secrets that not only runs deep within the history of the island but also within her own family. 

From the author of the International Bestselling books, the Rebekka Franck-series comes a new Scandinavian Mystery destined to keep you up all night. This is the first book in the Emma Frost-series and is followed by Miss Polly had a dolly.

Kindle Edition3346 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Jan Sigetty Boeje


About The Author:

Willow Rose
The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is an Amazon ALL-star Best-selling author. She writes Mystery/Suspense/Horror, Paranormal Romance, and Fantasy. She is inspired by authors like James Patterson, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Isabel Allende. She lives on Florida's Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. When she is not writing or reading, you'll find her surfing and watching the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. She has sold more than a million books. 

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