Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Book Review Crimes of the Brother by D.L. Carter

Crimes of the Brothers
Title: Crimes of the Brother

Author: D.L. Carter

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

A well told historical romance that will not insult your sensibilities. Although it is a historical romance with a few changes it could easily adapt to a romance in any era and underneath it all lies the the age old sin of greed which has been the downfall of many individuals. The heroine is of good character and has an iron rod for a spine. She faces all adversities head on and does not hesitate to do what is right and in the end finds true love.

I have rated this book 4 stars and recommend it if you want a historical romance with a good strong story line.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Thank you Frank 

Brothers are supposed to be kind... caring... supportive... protective. Catherine Walman's brother, however, is not. He has maligned her reputation until no honorable man will seek her company, wasted her dowry and endangered her home with his gambling and now his new wife has made it clear Catherine is no longer welcome.

The hand of fortune intervenes when a letter arrives advising Catherine that a stranger has bequeathed to her "a home and money to keep it." Catherine seizes upon this chance, hoping that it might be enough for her to be independent, to be free - only to discover this stranger also had a brother, or two, or three.

Published September 10th 2013 by Corvallis Press 

About The Author:
D.L.  Carter
 D.L. (Dee Leana) Carter was decanted from her incubation pod in the outback of Australia many decades ago. This terrifying event was closely followed by shrieks of "there, there it goes. Hit it with a brick!"

These valiant attempts to correct the existence of D.L. were, unfortunately, unsuccessful and she now resides in New Jersey, US., in a box with her toys, two human beings and a variable number of cats.

if you want to chat - please drop by and joing Facebook group "Reasonable Intelligent Heroines"

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Book Review Lord Of Chance (Rogues to Riches #1) by Erica Ridley

Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches, #1)
Title: Lord Of Chance (Rogues to Riches #1)

Author:  Erica Ridley

Stars: 4 out of 5 stars

An interesting tale of a broke Lord, with vowels due, who is willing to bet on anything going. Will his luck change when he meets a beautiful girl, born on the wrong side of the blanket, searching for her father? Neither being familiar with Scottish common law they find themselves accidentally married. During their trip back to London they find themselves developing a mutual attraction for each other. A splendid tale of overcoming the odds and finding happiness.

I have rated this book 4 stars and would recommend it to those who favor historical romance books.

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

Disguised as a country miss, Charlotte Devon flees London, desperate to leave her tattered reputation behind. In Scotland, her estranged father’s noble blood will finally make her a respectable debutante. Except she finds herself accidentally wed to a devil-may-care rogue with a sinful smile. He’s the last thing she needs…and everything her traitorous heart desires.

Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune…and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.

The single title 2017 release is an expanded "Author Edition" of the story that first appeared in the Scandal's Daughters anthology.

ebook300 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by WebMotion

About The Author:
Erica Ridley
Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels. 

In her new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romance with rollicking adventure.

Fan-favorite Dukes of War features charming peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England. 

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

Book Review Wicked Wyckerly (The Rebellious Son's) by Patricia Rice

The Wicked Wyckerly (Rebellious Sons, #1)
The Wicked Wyckerly (Rebellious Sons, #1)
Title: Wicked Wyckerly  (The Rebellious Son's)

Author:  Patricia Rice

Stars: 4 out of 5

A second son unexpectedly comes into into the title of Earl and finds out just how much in debt the estate is mired in. This coupled with the fact he supports himself by gambling creates a huge problem as he has just taken on his by blow daughter to raise. During the initial phase he meets a young orphaned lady seeking the return of her four siblings. A budding romance begins and true love blossoms. A delightful read if you enjoy a historical romance with a twist in the story.

I have rated this book four stars.

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

When he becomes seventh Earl of Danecroft, rakish John Fitzhugh Wyckerly also inherits a crumbling estate and massive debts. Determined to do right, he reclaims his illegitimate daughter Penelope and heads to London in search of a very rich wife.

Abigail Merriweather's farm has been quiet since she lost custody of her four young half-siblings-until a roguish gentleman named Fitz stops for a rest, his rebellious daughter in tow. His etiquette is questionable, his parenting deplorable-so why does Abby delight in his flirtations? And when she seeks a suitor to help her regain the children, why does Fitz keep popping up?

Mass Market Paperback384 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Signet (first published 2010)

About The Author: 
Patricia Rice
With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice writes emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances which have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards.

Her books have also been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.

A firm believer in happily-ever-after for good reason, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina and Missouri, she currently resides in Southern California, and now does accounting only for herself. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild, and Novelists, Inc.

She also writes under the pen name Jamie Quaid

Friday, October 27, 2017

Book Review The CEO by Peter Ralph

Title: The CEO

Author: Peter Ralph 

Stars: 4 out of 5 

A well written story that will have you wondering just how much damage a ruthless individual can do to others and not care. The storyline progresses very well and will keep the reader's interest to the last page. I love a story where justice is served especially when it is done with a twist.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

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

Douglas Aspine knew that being CEO of a public company was twenty times more lucrative than winning the lottery.
He was forty-five and time was running out when fate dealt him an unexpected opportunity. The company was old, staid and well-respected but it was under performing and Aspine was determined to turn it around no matter who he had to crush. 

Soon he was at war with the company's employees, unions, suppliers, financiers and co-directors but nothing was going to stop him. Not his chairman, not his wife, not his mistress, not the anonymous death threats and definitely not the press. Aspine could almost taste the glory, the riches and peer recognition he'd craved for so long. He knew he had countless detractors and enemies who he contemptuously labelled "losers"and paid no heed to.
Would this prove to be a miscalculation of monumental proportions or would he prevail? 

Kindle Edition360 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Peter Ralph (first published 2007)

About The Author

Peter   Ralph
Peter Ralph is a former CEO of a public company engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of heavy transport equipment. Prior to this, he was a chartered accountant specializing in corporate reconstructions and recoveries and a senior consultant to Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young). By necessity, much of Peter's work was litigious and he spent countless hours in courtrooms. Peter is the author of seven novels, one exposé and co-authored one biography. He actively trades stocks, derivatives, and currencies while writing standalone White Collar Crime thrillers.

More on Peter's background and his writing can be found at http://www.peterralphbooks.com/ as well at https://www.facebook.com/PeterRalphBooks

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Book Review: New Views The World Mapped Like Never Before By Alastair Bonnett

New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before by [Bonnett, Alastair]
Title:  New Views The World Mapped Like Never Before

Author: Alastair Bonnett

Stars: 5 stars out of 5

This is a beautiful book full of amazing views of the world and stat I have never thought of before. I found myself spending an hour looking and reading the book.  My 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter loved this book and want to take it to bed every night.  They love reading about the world around them and better understanding their place and footprint on the earth.
It will be a beautiful addition to any coffee table book and in fact will out shine almost every single one.

This book has wonderful facts, pictures, charts and graphics that will have everyone finding out the different ways they impact the earth as well as a great starting point to research.
Thank you to the Author as well as the publishing company  for sending me an advance copy.

ew Views is a unique and beautiful collection of fifty maps in which our physical, political and cultural world is visualised, measured and mapped like never before.  
Alastair Bonnett’s expert text provides vivid insight on each topic. From charting energy networks to revealing new and emerging lands, measuring human migration to assessing the planet’s ant populations – and including the phenomena we have little control over such as lightning strikes or asteroid impact –  each map asks you to question, wonder and look again at our rapidly changing and often surprising world.
Divided into three thematic sections: Land, Air and Sea; Human and Animal, and Globalisation, New Views offers a fresh and truly global portrait of our intricately fascinating planet.

Hardcover224 pages
Expected publication: October 26th 2017 by Aurum Press

About The Author:
Alastair Bonnett
Alastair Bonnett is a professor of social geography at Newcastle University. He is the author of several books, including What Is Geography?, How to Argue, Left in the Past, and The Idea of the West. He has also contributed to history and current affairs magazines on a wide variety of topics.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Book Review: Hunger Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #5) by Alexandra Sokoloff

Hunger Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, #5)
Title: Hunger Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #5)

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff 

Stars: 21/2 stars out of 5

This is the first book I have read by Alexandra Sokoloff  If this is any example of her other series I will not be picking it up. Hunger Moon is nothing more than a  political commentary on the current president and the sexual abusive that comes from power men. (This is a book review not a debate)

The authors writing style was jagged jumping from character to character with very little transition causing me to wonder who was doing what the entire book.  Book 1 or book 5 I always enjoy an author taking the time to update readers.   Alexandra Sokoloff  was unable to truly update readers without confusing them due to the excessively large amount of characters in the book.
The story didn't flow but felt as if she wrote parts separate and than threw them all together in hopes the work worked.
 The political commentary was heavy handed and almost unnecessary.  I found both sides of the law lacking anyone who was redeeming characters. The world is filled with enough hate this story seem to keep that hate moving forward.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy Thomas & Mercer

Special Agent Matthew Roarke has abandoned his rogue search for serial killer Cara Lindstrom. He’s returned to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. But as the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, “Lady Death,” mysteriously appear at universities nationwide, threatening death to rapists, Roarke’s team is pressured to investigate. When a frat boy goes missing in Santa Barbara, Roarke realizes a bloodbath is coming—desperate teenagers are about to mete out personal, cold-blooded justice.
Hiding from the law, avenging angel Cara Lindstrom is on her own ruthless quest. She plans to stay as far away from Roarke as possible—until an old enemy comes after both her and the FBI, forcing her back into Roarke’s orbit. This time, the huntress has become the hunted . 
Kindle Edition366 pages
Expected publication: October 24th 2017 by Thomas & Mercer
About The Author:
Alexandra Sokoloff
I'm the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker and Anthony Award-nominated author of the Amazon bestselling crime and supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, Book of Shadows, The Unseen, The Space Between, and the new Thriller Award- nominated Huntress/FBI thriller series: Huntress MoonBlood MoonCold MoonBitter MoonHunger Moon. The New York Times Book Review has called me "a daughter of Mary Shelley" and my novels "some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre."

I'm a California native and a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, where I majored in theater and minored in everything that Berkeley has a reputation for. After college I moved to Los Angeles, where I've made an interesting living doing novel adaptations and selling original thriller scripts to various Hollywood studios.

In my stories I like to cross the possibility of the supernatural with very real life explanations for any strangeness going on, and base the action squarely in fact. THE UNSEEN is based on real paranormal research conducted at the Duke University parapsychology lab, and BOOK OF SHADOWS teams a Boston homicide detective and a practicing Salem witch in a race to solve what may be a Satanic killing. THE SPACE BETWEEN, is an edgy supernatural YA about a troubled high school girl who is having dreams of a terrible massacre at her school, and becomes convinced that she can prevent the shooting if she can unravel the dream.

I also have written paranormal romance (THE SHIFTERS, KEEPER OF THE SHADOWS) and the non-fiction workbooks SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS and WRITING LOVE, based on my internationally acclaimed workshops and blog (http://screenwritingtricks.com)

I live in Los Angeles and in Scotland, with Scottish crime author Craig Robertson.

When I'm not writing I dance: jazz, ballet, salsa, Lindy, swing - I do it all, every chance I get. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Book Review Mind Game (Eve Duncan #22) by Iris Johansen

Mind Game (Eve Duncan #22)
Title:  Mind Game (Eve Duncan #22)

Author:  Iris Johansen

Stars: 3 1\2 out of 5

3 1\2 stars out of 5
I haven't kept up with the series in fact its a hit or miss when it comes to the series. The author brings every up to date quickly for new reads.  I found this story to be a little flat the characters were not dynamic for the concept of the story. I found Jane to be very flat and whiny character. Jane's character is the point character but she isn't able to hold the readers interest with her psychic or supernatural powers.  
The concept is fascinating but the execution is boring and lacks creativity.
Beautiful Cover that will stand out on the book shelves. 
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Martin Press for the advance copy. 

Mind Game takes Jane MacGuire back to Scotland where she continues her search for the treasure she’s been chasing for years. But now she’s being plagued by dreams of a girl in danger. Who is this girl, and what is she trying to tell Jane? And will Jane figure it out before it’s too late—for her and the mysterious young woman? Things are further complicated when Seth Caleb comes back into Jane’s life. This time he’s the one in trouble, and Jane will find herself pulled unexpectedly into his world as she fights to save him. 

About The Author:Iris Johansen
Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author. She began her writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. 

She lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.

IRIS JOHANSEN is The New York Times bestselling author of Night and Day, Hide Away, Shadow Play, Your Next Breath, The Perfect Witness, Live to See Tomorrow, Silencing Eve, Hunting Eve, Taking Eve, Sleep No More, What Doesn't Kill You, Bonnie, Quinn, Eve, Chasing The Night, Eight Days to Live, Blood Game, Deadlock, Dark Summer, Pandora's Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, On The Run, and more. And with her son, Roy Johansen, she has coauthored Night Watch, The Naked Eye, Sight Unseen, Close Your Eyes, Shadow Zone, Storm Cycle, and Silent Thunder.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Wonder Woman, Princess, Helper, Teaser and junky food kid! She turns 7 today

Today is my Princess, My junk Food kid, The Wonder Woman, The one who teases everyone in the house and pretends she didn't do it even if you saw her.

Today number 3 turns 7 Years Old!  Someday I wonder where the time went and other days I wonder why she hasn't moved out of the house and in college.

Number 3 might drive me crazy on the best of days but she has a heart of gold, a smile that will brighten a room and she loves her siblings while she teases them.

Happy Birthday my little reader. I can't wait to take you to the bookstore and pick out your new book. Ok that is totally what I want to do. Instead we are picking up hot wings and new dance shoes.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Book Review Deadly Rumors by Cheris Hodges

Deadly Rumors by Cheris Hodges

Title: Deadly Rumors 

Author:  Cheris Hodges 

Stars: 2 out of 5

Deadly Rumors by Cheris Hodges is nothing more than a toddler fighting with their older sibling. 
Nothing about this story makes since an FBI agent lying to a PI to keep her safe. Zoe is suppose to be a strong female instead she is comes off a brat, loud, with very little redeeming qualities.  Carver comes across an idiot. The fact we are present with all the facts from bad guys to good guys within the first few chapters makes readers feel as if they are not smart enough to figure it out on their own. The romance was teenage writing at best. The "sexual tension" the author was trying to create was Juvenal and childish at best.
I wanted to enjoy this story instead I struggled to figure out why it was even written.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy

Elite investigator Zoe Harrington isn't about to be fooled twice. She knows all the tempting by-any-means-necessary games FBI agent Carver Banks will use to close a case. So when he needs her help with a missing person case, she's happy to charge him double the fee—and keep his sizzling moves at arm’s length. But when the search strikes too close to home, Zoe finds the passion between them reigniting past the danger point . . . 
Carver doesn't want to deceive Zoe again. He's never stopped wanting the sexy private detective who can match him play for passionate play. But she's at the top of a hit list. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her out of harm’s way—until Zoe uncovers his true agenda. Now, how can he prove his love for her is real? And with time running out, will their one chance to survive mean losing each other forever?

Kindle Edition384 pages
Expected publication: October 31st 2017 by Dafina

About The Author: 
Cheris Hodges

Cheris Hodges was bitten by the writing bug at an early age and always knew she wanted to be a writer. She is a 1999 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University and a freelance writer in Charlotte, North Carolina. A native of Bennettsville, South Carolina, Cheris loves hearing from her readers.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Book Review Perfect Gravity (Tether #2) by Vivien Jackson

Perfect Gravity (Tether #2)
Title: Perfect Gravity (Tether #2)

Author: Vivien Jackson

Stars: 5 out of 5

This maybe the second book in a series put it will pull new and old reader the second they read. 
Readers will fall into a vivid world created by Vivien Jackson. Characters are alive, feisty, snarky and full of life. The plot is predictable but Vivien Jackson ability to write will keep readers hooked. No just for the HEF or the amazing action scenes but the well written characters and plot that keeps readers eating up the pages of Perfect Gravity.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca for the advance copy

Kellen Hockley usually keeps quiet about his past, but once upon a time he loved a girl named Angela. He hasn't seen her in a decade, but now he has to break the news to her that his team of rogue treasure hunters accidentally killed her husband. He's had better days...

It's not the news that's delivered to Angela Neko that breaks her apart--it's the rumbly, Texas drawl delivering it. She can't believe she's hearing Kellen's voice again. But there's no time for distractions. When Angela's own life is threatened, yielding up all of her lies and secrets, she and Kellen must figure out how to reverse the geopolitical firestorm she lit to save the world, to save Kellen's cat...and just maybe to save each other.

Expected publication: November 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

About The Author:
Vivien Jackson
Vivien Jackson writes fantastical, futuristic, down-home salacious kissery. A devoted Whovian Browncoat Sindarin Jedi gamer, she has a degree in English, which just means she's read gobs of stuff in that language. With her similarly geeky partner, children, and hairy little pets, she lives in Austin, Texas, and watches a lot of football.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Book Review ZENKA by Alison Brodie

Title: ZENKA

Author: Alison Brodie

Stars: 5 out of 5


I have never read a book by Alison Brodie and the cover of the book almost kept me from reading. One of those can't judge a book by its cover moment.
This book is a can't miss read. The story is over the top, action pack and more fun than you would think possible.
 Readers will find themselves smiling laughing from the first few pages. Alison Brodie has a wonderful writ and humor that makes it very natural flowing from page after page.

Readers will get lost in the world of Zenka. 

Thank you to Netallgey and the publisher for the advance copy

Zenka is a Hungarian pole-dancer with a dark past.

When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols, knives and shotguns.

Jack discovers he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp.

Zenka takes charges. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she will turn Nicholas into the son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds!

Nicholas transforms from pussycat to mad dog, falls in love with Zenka, and finds out where the bodies are buried – because he buries them. He’s learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed.

As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:

How do you tell a mob boss you don’t want to be his son?

And is Zenka really who she says she is?

Kindle Edition299 pages
Expected publication: November 6th 2017

About The Author:
Alison Brodie
Alison Brodie is a Scot, with French Huguenot ancestors on her mother’s side. She is a writer and animal rights activist.
Her books have been published in hardback and paperback by Hodder & Stoughton (UK), Heyne (Germany) and Unieboek (Holland). Alison is now a self-publisher.

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

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

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

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.


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 √©clairs 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

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

Red never shies away from a challenge.
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.
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?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Book Review: The Four Horsemen (The Alvise Marangon Mysteries #2) by Gregory Dowling

The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling
Title: The Four Horsemen (The Alvise Marangon Mysteries #2)

Author: Gregory Dowling

Stars: 4 out of 5 stars

The Four Horsemen is the second in The Alvise Marangon Series and while I wasn't lost in the story the author had me wondering about the words he used. When a readers can't figure out a word it taken them out of the story bring it to a crawl.  While most readers will be ale to figure out the meaning of the different words non the less other will struggle causing them to leave the story behind.
The Alvise is a tour guide in the city of Venice. The author Gregory Dowling is able to paint such a beautiful picture readers will feel like the are walking the streets. Gregory Dowling has a wonderful ability to create banter that flows from the different characters making memorial moments in the story.
While this story doesn't stand out from all the other authors who write about unknown forces his ability to paint pictures of the locations will bring readers to Venice never wanting to leave.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Thomas Dunne Books for the advance copy

The second of two historical thrillers set in 18th century Venice, featuring a tour guide who is drafted as part of the Venetian secret service.

Tour guide Alvise Marangon thinks he knows Venice better than ever, but now finds himself ensnared by mysteries as obscure as the city and in many cases just as old.

Certain that he is finally about to have his guide’s license revoked after a tavern brawl, Alvise is instead dragooned into the service of Missier Grande, who has linked the death of one of his agents to a secret society known as the Four Horsemen. Every attempt that Missier Grande makes to investigate the matter is blocked by forces on high, and enlisting Alvise is a move of last resort—one last-ditch effort to uncover the crimes of the present in the secrets of the past before the future claims more lives.

Among the dark arcades and fetid canals of 18th century Venice, Alvise is the one who finds himself led on a tour, at any turn of which could lie a fresh corpse or an ancient conspiracy

Hardcover304 pages
Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books

About The Author:

Gregory Dowling
Gregory Dowling grew up in Bristol, UK. He studied English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford. He moved to Italy after graduating and has lived there since 1979, teaching in language schools in Naples, Siena, Verona and eventually Venice, where he has lived since 1981. He is now Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He published four thrillers in the 1980s and 1990s and then devoted himself to academic work and translation. He returned to fiction in 2015, with his novel set in 18th-century Venice, Ascension, and the sequel The Four Horsemen in 2017 (the Alvise Marangon Mysteries). 
His academic work mainly concerns British and American poetry; he has published a study of American narrative poetry, a study of the poet David Mason, a guidebook to Byron's Venice and has co-edited two anthologies of 20th-century poetry. He has also published numerous essays and articles on writers from the Romantic period to the present day. He was non-fiction editor for the magazine Able Muse for several years and is responsible for the British section of the Italian poetry magazine Semicerchio. He has also written numerous articles on Venice, and was responsible for the sightseeing pages of the first five editions of the Time Out Guide to Venice. He is on the board of the committee for a new museum in Ravenna devoted to Lord Byron, due to open in 2019.

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