Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Book Review: Inferno (Flashpoint #3.5) by Rachel Grant

Inferno (Flashpoint #3.5)
Title: Inferno (Flashpoint #3.5)

Author:  Rachel Grant

Stars: 5

Rachel Grant is able to pack in story, action, characters who comes alive as well as the locations.
The story is so short so the romance is packed into the story quickly.  The story its self will keep readers hooked and wanting more from the series.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Janus Publishing for the advance copy of Rachel Grant Inferno 

US Embassy Officer Kaylea Halpert needs a date for a black tie event at a dangerous foreign national’s lavish home. Preferably someone with brains and brawn who can watch her back. Special Forces Sergeant Carlos Espinosa is more than happy to escort the beautiful, brilliant diplomat—who just might be a CIA case officer—to the party. Their night together only gets hotter when he discovers Kaylea burns for him too. 

Date night in Djibouti turns deadly when foreign agents target the couple. But who is the intended victim, the covert operator or the Green Beret? As Carlos and Kaylea use their combined skills to escape their captors, they uncover treachery that could ignite relations between the US and Djibouti—already at a flashpoint—and trigger an inferno.

Kindle Edition
Published June 14th 2019 by Janus Publishing

About The Author:

Just visit her site it will open your eyes to what an amazing life this author has lived.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Book Review: Slumber by Becky Bird

Title: Slumber

Author: Becky Bird 

Stars: 3

Slumber has one of many reason I dislike YA books because they are cheesy and might make readers feel like they are being talked down too.
While the story is fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty with characters from the fairy tale it lacks heart and soul of what makes fairy tales last for hundreds of years being retold many times over.  
Prince Thomas character changes to quickly with a lack of build up. Lucy however is the redeeming character of the book.  This book might be more perfect for girls between the ages of 8-13 years old. 
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Becky Bird Slumber

A YA retelling of classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty

Prince Thomas cannot take the throne without a queen. Though the problem isn’t his lack of suitors but his refusal to marry a princess that is less than perfect. 

The cardinal presents him with an opportunity: a quest to find the most beautiful princess in the land who has been in slumber for a century. But, unbeknown to the prince, the cardinal plans to kill him as soon as the prince embarks on his quest, and take the throne for himself. 

Luckily, Prince Thomas’s path crosses with Lucy, a spirited orphan runaway, who saves his life and convinces the prince to continue the quest. When they eventually find Princess Aurora, they also find another contender – Prince Philip – vying for the princess’s heart. 

Despite their mutual disdain for each other, Lucy agrees to assist the prince, and Thomas accepts her help to keep him alive long enough to beat out his competition and return to rule his kingdom alongside his perfect bride. 

They just don’t count on falling for each other in the process.

Paperback292 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2019

About The Author:

Her favourite memories of her childhood involved weekly trips to the book store after Saturday sports.

Becky loves fast paced stories, cats (most animals really) and strawberries :)

When she's not writing YA fiction.
ovies, and chilling with family and friends.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Book Review: Traitor Games (Tarnished Heroes #3) by Sidney Bristol

Traitor Games (Tarnished Heroes #3)
Title: Traitor Games (Tarnished Heroes #3)

Author: Sidney Bristol 

Stars: 4

This is the second book int he Tarnished Heroes series I have read.  Some might say this can be read as a stand alone novel but I wouldn't recommend it.  There are lots of characters from the other books that are spread though out this one that new readers will become lost.
The story moves quickly lots of gun batters, running, car chases, and endless sex scenes that fill in the gap when the other characters are taking charge in the background.
The spy, romance, thrillers is a exciting series that readers have comes to know and love about Sidney Bristol.  It is every spy movie you have seen and made into a book series readers can't get enough of. Readers will wonder is it really over or has it just begun?

The characters are charming, and comes off the page with the details the author provides but keeping the story moving forward.

I repeat start at the beginning of the series before you start this book.  Each one is a romance spy thriller that will keep readers wanting more.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Entangled Publishing. LLC (Amara) for the advance copy of Sidney Bristol Traitor Games

The latest installment in the Tarnished Heroes series from New York Times bestselling author Sidney Bristol.

Noah White has done a lot of bad things for the CIA, but this time they've crossed the line. He knows the kill order he's been given is a set-up and the intended target is another covert agent. They’ve finally found a line Noah won’t cross. Not with her.

Lillian Matthews is living in the crosshairs and she knows it. While her friends are spread out over the globe gathering intelligence on a rogue covert agency, it's her job to keep them all connected. Only now she's the target. And her unlikely ally is the last man she'd expect.

Lillian will have to make the biggest sacrifice of her life, because Noah will stop at nothing to protect her.

ebook461 pages
Published November 26th 2018 by Entangled Publishing. LLC (Amara)

About The Author:
Sidney Bristol
It can never be said that NYT & USA Today Bestselling author Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life. She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and fostering cats.

Sidney is represented by Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Book Review: Dangerous Lies (Shades of Leverage, #2) by Claudia Shelton

Dangerous Lies (Shades of Leverage, #2)
Title:  Dangerous Lies (Shades of Leverage, #2)

Author: Claudia Shelton

Stars: 3 1\2

While this is part of a series the story is also a stand alone. 
The story is a inta romance which seems to be a go to for romance\suspense author.  The characters are decently written with enough background for the story to make since. The story is a fast paced but details sometimes get a little lost.  While readers might enjoy that the pace of the story it could have been slowed down to add more details to the "twist" in the story.  I think if more times had been on the twist it would have been more of a shock for readers.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Entangled Publishing for the advance copy of Claudia Shelton Dangerous Lies

To ex-Navy SEAL Mitch Granger, responsibility isn’t just a word. It’s his Code of Honor. But when assigned to protect Coercion Ten’s latest target, she challenges his authority, defies his rules, and wreaks havoc on his personal willpower. Fighting for her isn’t a problem. Giving his life for her isn’t a problem. Forgetting their world-stopping kiss? Definite problem. And if he can’t concentrate solely on keeping her safe, it may cost them both their lives.

Journalist Liz Walkert’s missing father sent her a cryptic message that she was in danger. What he didn’t tell her was why. Unbeknownst to Liz, her family has been in Witness Protection all her life. Mitch may be her bodyguard, but his protection comes close to being control, the one thing she has none of in his presence. After a kidnap attempt and a narrow escape from attacking CT forces, they both realize they’re going to need to focus on the mission and fight their attraction if they have any hope of surviving.

Expected publication: July 22nd 2019 by Entangled Publishing

About The Author:
Claudia  Shelton
Award-winning author Claudia Shelton could write her name before the first day of school, but now she writes romantic suspense, contemporary romance and thrillers. In addition, she presents workshops for readers and authors. Her debut novel, Risk of a Lifetime, released to 5-star reviews, reached Amazon's Best Sellers Romance Series Top 100 and was named one of eBooks Galore top reads for 2014. She is also a two-time nominated Daphne Du Maurier (Unpublished) finalist for excellence in mystery. On a personal note, Claudia considers herself a traveler, music lover and water person. A cool drink while listening to the splash of waves is always nice—so is a mug of hot chocolate in the falling snow. Her main priority is spending time with family, friends and her two sweet, conniving rescue dogs. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Book Review: Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy (Cold River Ranch #2) by Caitlin Crews

Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy (Cold River Ranch, #2)
Title: Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy (Cold River Ranch #2)

Author: Caitlin Crews 

Stars: 4

An intriguing modern day love story that can make your emotions run from sad to happy. You can imagine, or perhaps know, the many pitfalls that can entrap a young couple. But compound that with a secret marriage and an apparently unwanted pregnancy by one of the two who feels that they would not make a good parent owing to their upbringing. Then put the icing on the cake by adding in a nearly death experience where the individual loses their memory of the two years prior to the event. Can love find a way to conquer these events and bring two star crossed lovers together again? Well to find out you will have to read this excellent book.

I have rated this book 4 stars and would purchase it for a friend.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Ty Everett ran off to the rodeo when he turned eighteen and has been riding bulls ever since…until his last fall causes partial amnesia and he must return to Cold River Ranch to figure out what comes next. But how can he pick his next move when he can’t remember how he got here in the first place—much less the beautiful woman who appears at the ranch, claims she knows him, and warms his cold heart for the first time since he woke up in the hospital?

Rodeo Queen Hannah Monroe gave up her crown for Ty Everett, and her innocence. What she wants from Ty now is a divorce. But Ty can’t remember her—or their secret wedding, or even the son she never meant to hide from him—and Hannah is torn. How can she leave the man she can’t forget and still loves despite herself? And even if she’s willing to start over, what will happen when the truth comes out?

Mass Market Paperback352 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks

About The Author:
Caitlin Crews
Caitlin Crews discovered her first romance novel at the age of twelve, in a bargain bin at the local five and dime. It involved swashbuckling pirates, grand adventures, a heroine with rustling skirts and a mind of her own, and a seriously mouthwatering and masterful hero. The book (the title of which remains lost in the mists of time) made a serious impression. Caitlin was immediately smitten with romances and romance heroes, to the detriment of her middle school social life. And so began her life-long love affair with romance novels, many of which she insists on keeping near her at all times, thus creating a fire hazard of love wherever she lives.

Caitlin has made her home in places as far-flung as York, England and Atlanta, Georgia. She was raised near New York City, and fell in love with London on her first visit when she was a teenager. She has backpacked in Zimbabwe, been on safari in Botswana, and visited tiny villages in Namibia. She has, while visiting the place in question, declared her intention to live in Prague, Dublin, Paris, Athens, Nice, the Greek Islands, Rome, Venice, and/or any of the Hawaiian islands. Writing about exotic places seems like the next best thing to actually moving there.

She currently lives in Oregon with her animator/comic book artist husband and their menagerie of ridiculous animals. 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Book Review: The Duke Is But a Dream (Debutante Diaries #2) by Anna Bennett

The Duke Is But a Dream (Debutante Diaries, #2)
Title: The Duke Is But a Dream (Debutante Diaries #2)

Author: Anna Bennett

Stars: 4

A very pleasant historical romance that will keep your interest from beginning to end. A young lady, while dressed as she should not be and where she should not be, received a very hard bump on the head. It not only renders her unconscious but also causes her to lose her memory. Through trial and tribulations she becomes enamored with the hero who rescued her and is maintaining her in his home that he shares with his sister. While her background is open to speculation her deepening love for her rescuer is not and as it blossoms will her troubled hero return the love she is offering.

I have rated this book 4 stars and would recommend it if you enjoy historical romance novels.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review. Thank you Frank for your review.


Miss Lily Hartley is the anonymous mastermind behind the ton’s latest obsession: The Debutante’s Revenge, a titillating advice column for ladies on the marriage mart. To keep her identity secret, Lily delivers her columns disguised as a chimney sweep—which is all well and good, until she unwittingly lands in the middle of an ugly tavern brawl. Fortunately, the devastatingly handsome Duke of Stonebridge sweeps in to rescue her.Unfortunately, Lily’s dressed as a boy—and holding rather incriminating evidence linking her to the scandalous column. Drat.


When Eric Nash, Duke of Stonebridge, sees a helpless lad receive a nasty blow to the head, he’s outraged. But when he discovers there’s a beautiful woman hiding beneath the chimney sweep’s cap, he’s positively stunned. Nash would happily escort her home, but she’s forgotten her name—leaving him little choice but to take her in himself until he can locate her family. But the closer he gets to finding them, the more he doesn’t want to let her go.


Lily’s trying to figure out exactly who she is…in more ways than one. With so much at stake—her column, her reputation, and even her heart—she needs a plan, and she needs it fast. Before Nash finds her family. Before he learns who she is. Before they fall totally, completely, and utterly inconveniently in love.

Mass Market Paperback320 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by St. Martin's Press

About The Author:
Anna  Bennett
Anna Bennett started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided historicals (with their balls, dukes, and gowns) were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anna found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute shoes, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Book Review: The Tracker (The Dregs #1) by Leslie Georgeson

The Tracker (The Dregs #1)
Title: The Tracker (The Dregs #1)

Author: Leslie Georgeson 

Stars: 2 1\2

The Tracker is part of a series by Leslie Grorgeson it isn't perfect but it isn't a bad book either.  The story feel like it might start to become a little BDSM when he makes her his slave but stay with graphic and simple "steamy romance"
Readers like the concept but many the a little less damaged souls wondering around would have been better. The back story of each characters is thought out and readers of course if you are reading this series will make sure to suspend you belief.  Each book reads almost the same with a woman needing their help and each one coming to their rescue.  
The books have women who are damsels in distress who fall in love with the damaged souls.  Characters dies and unless you are paying attention you might lose count on who is whom. readers will feel the book winding down only to have the author throw you in for a second half of the story.  Each book goes though this processes leaving readers find themselves a little bored at times.
Readers will want to yell at the female lead as she "tries to protect those she cares about." when in face she ends up needing to be saved once again.

The story is old and while the author tries to polish it up the series so far falls flat over using the first story.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Author Leslie Georgeson 

I’m a trained killer. An expert tracker.

I’ve done despicable things. My soul is damaged. My body impaired. That’s what happens when you are a soldier for The Company. I was discharged a year ago. Now I am a dreg. Worthless. With a bounty on my head. I’ve become a creature of the night, hiding in an underground maze during the day. Because I’m not ready to die yet.

She comes to me one night, needing my help to find her sister. The moment I see her, I want her. Her goodness calls to me, makes me yearn for the impossible. She brings life back to the deadness inside me. I’m no good for her. I will do nothing but corrupt her. But I’m a callous bastard. I can’t resist her.

I try not to care for her, but somehow she slips under my skin. She makes me weak. And there is only one thing in this world I am afraid of. Weakness.

I’ll never be good enough for her, so I have to finish this job and send her on her way.

Before she destroys me.

This is an 8-book series. These books are romantic suspense with sci-fi elements. Each contains a separate romance with an HEA (and no cliffhangers!) However, it is recommended that they be read in order to get the full "dreg" experience. These books contain strong language and adult situations. Recommended for readers ages 18 and up.

About The Author: 
Leslie Georgeson
Leslie Georgeson is the author of the popular military romantic suspense series, THE DREGS, book one of which was nominated for the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards. She is also the author of the standalone mystery/drama NO SON OF MINE, the UNLIKELY HEROES romantic suspense series, and the paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy romance series UNDERNEATH. 

Leslie lives with her husband and daughter on a quiet country acreage in Idaho. She is currently working on the seventh book in The Dregs series, The Extractor, and anticipates an August 1, 2019 release.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Book Review: Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
Title: Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come

Author:  Richard Preston

Stars: 4

The first book I read by Richard Preston was The Hot Zone which is now a Mini Series.  You can't watch the new without hears Ebola.  When you realize that deadly Ebola outbreak are mainly found in African nations it doesn't make it any less terrifying.
While Richard Preston has an ability to write an amazing story using the news, medical and first hand accounts he does not sugar coat the details in which they have watched people die from Ebola.  At times the stories and accounts will turn stomachs knowing how easily this disease could be transmitted across the oceans.  Away from the 3rd world nations and right to your own back door.  
The author gives stats, detailed accounts in hopes readers will open their eyes to the delicate balance we have in the world.  This is must read book for those interested in Ebola or infectious diseases.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Random House, for the Advance copy of Richard Preston Crisis in the Red Zone. 

This time, Ebola started with a two-year-old child who likely had contact with a wild creature and whose entire family quickly fell ill and died. The ensuing global drama activated health professionals in North America, Europe, and Africa in a desperate race against time to contain the viral wildfire. By the end--as the virus mutated into its deadliest form, and spread farther and faster than ever before--30,000 people would be infected, and the dead would be spread across eight countries on three continents.

In this taut and suspenseful medical drama, Richard Preston deeply chronicles the outbreak, in which we saw for the first time the specter of Ebola jumping continents, crossing the Atlantic, and infecting people in America. Rich in characters and conflict--physical, emotional, and ethical--Crisis in the Red Zoneis an immersion in one of the great public health calamities of our time.

Preston writes of doctors and nurses in the field putting their own lives on the line, of government bureaucrats and NGO administrators moving, often fitfully, to try to contain the outbreak, and of pharmaceutical companies racing to develop drugs to combat the virus. He also explores the charged ethical dilemma over who should and did receive the rare doses of an experimental treatment when they became available at the peak of the disaster.

Hardcover400 pages
Expected publication: July 23rd 2019 by Random House

About The Author:
Richard Preston is the bestselling author of The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, and the novel The Cobra Event. A writer for The New Yorker since 1985, Preston is the only nondoctor to have received the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award. He also holds an award from the American Institute of Physics. Preston lives outside of New York City.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Book Review: The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book by Katie Lynch

The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book
Title:  The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book

Author: Katie Lynch 

Stars: 4 1\2

The copy I received was a E-Copy since I requested from Netgalley.
The author uses  her know to show reader and people interested in Yoga what muscles are being used with each pose.  The book has a wealth of knowledge even without having the ability to color it. The Author explains why if done correctly or incorrectly how it can hurt the body, muscle resulting in injury. 
I can't wait to buy the physical copy and enjoy the coloring as well as the knowledge that is found in this book.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy

This practical and engaging coloring book helps yoga teachers and students develop their knowledge of the human body. Enhancing your yoga anatomy knowledge beyond basic training can improve your understanding of the biomechanics of the human body as well as how to reduce chances of injury. Katie Lynch covers physiology of the breath, movements of the joints, workings of the spine, shoulders and pelvis and in-depth muscle information, providing anatomical drawings to color in and so allowing learners to visually connect with the new information.
The second part of the book introduces Asana Anatomy specifically related to yoga postures, which shows the reader how to break down the knowledge and apply it to specific asanas. Featuring 100+ illustrations and backed by rigorous scientific knowledge, it is the ultimate tool for all those interested in practising yoga effectively and safely.

Paperback264 pages
Expected publication: July 18th 2019 by Singing Dragon

About The Author:
Katie Lynch
Katie Lynch is the director of the MTS Honors Program at SUNY Rockland Community College, where she also teaches English. She lives with her wife, son, and dogs in New York City's West Village.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Book Review: The Killer You Know by A. M. Taylor

The Killer You Know
Title: The Killer You Know

Author: A. M. Taylor

Stars: 3 1\2 

The story reminds me of a TV series that is currently on TV.  They try to prove that the person who is accused of Murder and convicted innocent and it has a Pod cast. The female lead instead of a Lawyer she is a cop.
While the story is predictable and everything falls into place perfectly the character stand out and give readers a glimpse that maybe not everyone who is in jail are guilty.
I will admit the author use of certain terms which are not regularly used in America.
The story is a little to long and sometimes the details are over used but it moves slowly. 
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harper Collins  for the advance copy of A.M. Taylor The Killer you know

One morning ten years ago, the town of Twin Rivers changed forever when the body of Tyler Washington was found in the woods. Son of the mayor, star of the high school basketball team – his death struck right at the heart of this tight-knit community.

For Olivia Hall, Tyler’s death heralded the start of her own personal nightmare – her twin brother, Ethan, was arrested for Tyler’s murder. Ten years later, Ethan is still in jail. Olivia is convinced he is innocent, and now, a true crime podcast has taken up his case.

As the podcast digs deeper, secrets, lies and shocking revelations are all uncovered. For the first time, Olivia dares to hope that Ethan may be set free. But if he didn’t kill Tyler, who did? And how far will they go to keep their secrets safe?

Perfect for fans of podcasts Serial, Happy Face and The Teacher’s Pet, and TV shows Making a Murderer, Staircase and Dirty John

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: July 12th 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers

About The Author:
A. M. Taylor lives and writes in London. When not making up stories, she writes copy for a living and can most often be found drinking coffee, watching Netflix, and trying to keep up with a never ending TBR pile. She’s been obsessed with mysteries ever since Nancy Drew first walked into her life and would probably have attempted to become a private detective at some point, if only it didn’t involve actually having to talk to people. She has a cat called Domino, ambitions of owning a dog one day, and is as obsessed with My Favorite Murder as you probably are.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Boo Review: The Liar in the Library (A Fethering Mystery) By Simon Brett

Title: The Liar in the Library (A Fethering Mystery#18)

Author:  Simon Brett


A non violent murder mystery set in a small English coastal village. That's an oxymoron that a murder could be non violent. But this one was accomplished using stealth and poisoning by a very cunning individual. Hence the term non violent. Think of a modern day Miss Marple and friend as they dig into the mystery to clear one of the pair who is deemed to be a person of interest to the police. The crime is neatly wrapped up at the end in typical British fashion. If you enjoy British crime fiction, in the style of Agatha Christie, you will not want to miss this offering.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven?t met for twenty years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn?t changed, with his towering ego and somewhat shaky relationship with the truth. What Jude hadn?t been suspecting however was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.

More worrying, from Jude?s point of view, is the fact that the investigating police officers seem to be convinced that she herself was responsible for the crime. With the evidence stacking up against her, Jude enlists the help of her neighbour Carole not just to solve the murder but to prevent herself from being arrested for committing it.

About The Author
Simon Brett
Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits.

He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English.

He then joined the BBC as a trainee and worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television, where his work included 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and 'Frank Muir Goes Into ...'.

After his spells with the media he began devoting most of his time to writing from the late 1970s and is well known for his various series of crime novels.

He is married with three children and lives in Burpham, near Arundel, West Sussex, England. He is the current president of the Detection Club.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Book Review: Buried (Agent Sayer Altair #2) by Ellison Cooper

Buried (Agent Sayer Altair, #2)
Title: Buried (Agent Sayer Altair #2)

Author: Ellison Cooper 

Stars: 4 1\2

Ellison Cooper Agent Sayer Altair series started off chunky and lack a rythem and I question if it would be worth reader book two.
Having read book one I still was lost on the characters but the details are filled in slowly as the story moves forward.  The story takes place after book one with lots of different characters who are called misfits but are able to solve a missing person case, serial killers and start of a darker friend who is helping Agent Sayer Altair .  
The story moves a little more smoothly and while it is dark the secondary story I found pulled me and I wanted to know more about Agent Sayer Altair study.  I found many times her logic in the test a little flawed but the author create an interesting dialog that will have readers wonder what creates a Psychopaths. Why do some kill and why do some live a "normal life"
The secondary story will keep readers wanting more from the author and her series.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Minotaur Books for the advance copy of Ellison Cooper Buried. 

Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair studies the minds of psychopaths. But even she didn't expect to uncover a killer within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rooting him out and exposing internal corruption got her a bullet wound and six months of desk duty. Now, she's finally back in the field, called in when an off-duty FBI agent and his cadaver dog fall into a sinkhole filled with human bones.

Found deep in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, the skeletal remains date back almost two decades, the same time a beloved local teen disappeared. The cold case quickly heats up when Sayer's team finds two fresh corpses among the bones. When a gruesome clue ties these new bodies to a woman recently kidnapped along with her young daughter, Sayer has to uncover the connection between the old bones and the new bodies before the mother and child become the next victims.

But the killer is one step ahead, attacking her team and sabotaging their efforts. With Sayer's investigation compromised and unsure of who to trust, she receives unwanted help from Subject 037, one of the anonymous psychopaths she is currently studying. She has the chilling realization that he's someone powerful in Washington D.C.--and he is not about to let a mundane serial killer jeopardize his own ominous agenda for Sayer.

Paperback368 pages
Expected publication: July 16th 2019 by Minotaur Books

About The Author:
Ellison Cooper
Ellison Cooper has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, with a background in archaeology, cultural neuroscience, ancient religion, colonialism, and human rights. She has conducted fieldwork in Central America, West Africa, Micronesia, and Western Europe. She has worked as a murder investigator in Washington DC, and is a certified K9 Search and Rescue Federal Disaster Worker. She now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Book Review: One Night of Passion (Wicked Dukes Club #3) by Erica Ridley

One Night of Passion (Wicked Dukes Club #3)
Title: One Night of Passion (Wicked Dukes Club #3)

Author: Erica Ridley

Stars: 4

A historical romance where our heroine has but one objective, which is to remain single, until she reaches her 25th birthday. She is to come into a trust, at that age, and intends to embark on a life of adventure. Enter our hero into the scene. He is a plain Mister, who is liked by everyone, and determined to find a true love match. When the two engage with each other sparks begin to fly. The question is whether or not he can convince her to risk all to be his beloved wife. An enjoyable story from beginning to end.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank for your Reviews

Lifelong romantic Thaddeus Middleton is on the hunt for a wife. He hopes to find a woman more attracted to him than to money. Instead, he finds himself drawn to a spitfire who isn’t interested in him at all! At least, that’s what she says when she’s not kissing him beneath the stars...

Miss Priscilla Weatherby will inherit a fortune… provided she remains unwed and scandal-free. Easy enough, until she meets a man more dangerous than haughty lords and heartless rakes. Thad is a sweet, sexy delight, whose passionate embrace will ruin everything—including her! She’ll sacrifice anything for independence. Even love

Kindle Edition200 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by WebMotion

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

In the new 12 Dukes of Christmas series, enjoy witty, heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

Her two most popular series, the Dukes of War and Rogues to Riches, feature roguish peers and dashing war heroes who find love amongst 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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Book Review: Iron Will & Justice at Cardwell Ranch (Cardwell Ranch: Montana Legacy Book 2) by B.J. Daniels

Title:  Iron Will & Justice at Cardwell Ranch (Cardwell Ranch: Montana Legacy Book 2)

Author:  B.J. Daniels

Stars: 4

The book can be a stand alone read or part of the series.  The characters are interesting and readers know right away what is happening but not who is after them.  The characters are well written and their background makes since as the story progresses.  The romance is another insta love with of course a happy ending but it takes some times to get there.
Their is action, redemption and romance. Everything readers are looking for from B.J. Daniels.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harlequin Suspense Romance for the advance copy of B.J. Daniels Iron Will and Justice at Cardwell Ranch.

For three years, cowboy Hank Cardwell has been haunted by his ex’s death. Now he’s returned to Cardwell Ranch with private investigator Frankie Brewster to find out what really happened that terrible night. Every lead reveals a life steeped in secrets—and danger. But will the truth be enough to set Hank free?

Six years ago, Dana Cardwell found her mother’s will in a cookbook and became sole owner of the Cardwell Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Now happily married, Dana is surprised when her siblings, Stacy and Jordan, show up on the ranch…and trouble isn’t too far behind. As danger draws closer to the ranch, deputy marshal Liza Turner quickly realizes that Jordan Cardwell isn’t the man the town made him out to be.

About The Author:
B.J. Daniels
B.J. Daniels' life dream was to be a policewoman. After a career as an award-winning newspaper journalist, she wrote and sold 37 short stories before she finally wrote her first book. Since then she has won numerous awards including a career achievement award last year for romantic suspense.

She lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, two Springer Spaniels, Jem and Spot, and a temperamental tomcat named Jeff. When she isn't writing, she snowboards, camps, boats and plays tennis.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Book Review: The Stranger Next Door (Winchester, Tennessee #3) by Debra Webb

The Stranger Next Door (A Winchester, Tennessee Thriller Book 3)
Title: The Stranger Next Door (Winchester, Tennessee #3) 

Author: Debra Webb

Stars: 4

Debra Webb is able to create a well balanced story that seems to start off in two different direction but soon leads to the same ending.  The author pulls out all the stops for the level of creepy people this story has.  The female lead his very likable and readers will be able to connect with her quickly.  
The story is fast pace and keeps readers on their toes even if they think the know they are right it might find there is still more to learn.
Debra Webb has the ability to creeps readers out but balancing it out with the light and romance in her stories.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harlequin Intrigue. for the advance copy of Debra Webb The Stranger Next Door.

Under-the-radar FBI agent Deacon Ross is on a mission of vengeance. He is in Winchester, Tennessee, to get it. After years away from home, Cecelia Winters is back to find her father’s killer. She’s faced with a hostile town fraught with danger—then she meets her new neighbor, Deacon. With two cases colliding and desire blindsiding them, will the search for the truth cost Cece and Deacon more than a future together?

Kindle Edition256 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2019 by Harlequin Intrigue

About The Author:
Debra Webb
DEBRA WEBB is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 140 novels, including reader favorites the Shades of Death, the Faces of Evil and the Colby Agency series. She is the recipient of the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense as well as numerous Reviewers Choice Awards. In 2012 Debra was honored as the first recipient of the esteemed L. A. Banks Warrior Woman Award for her courage, strength, and grace in the face of adversity. Recently Debra was awarded the distinguished Centennial Award for having achieved publication of her 100th novel. 

With more than four million books in print in numerous languages and countries, Debra’s love of storytelling goes back to her childhood when her mother bought her an old typewriter in a tag sale. Born in Alabama, Debra grew up on a farm. She spent every available hour exploring the world around her and creating her stories. She wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen. It wasn’t until she spent three years working for the Commanding General of the US Army in Berlin behind the Iron Curtain and a five-year stint in NASA’s Shuttle Program that she realized her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Since then she has expanded her work into some of the darkest places the human psyche dares to go.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Book Review: The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny by Mary Sue Jackson, Leslie North

The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny
Title: The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny

Author: (s) Mary Sue Jackson, Leslie North 

Stars: 2 1\2 

The book is a simple romance.  Of a man who is selfish and can't move beyond his loss than making out with his daughter kindergarten teacher\nanny.  The story move quickly the characters are ok nothing stands out they blend into the background of the story that lacks any get up and go.  
The story moves slowly from page to page as the characters are on a page.
The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny is a forgettable romance for a reader who needs something to read between flights.
Thank You to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Mary Sue Jackson & Leslie North The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny

Finn Henry was once a rodeo star. That was, until life happened. His wife was expecting, his father in law was injured, and the family ranch needed someone at the helm. There seemed no choice but to retire from glory and move back to their hometown to raise their family. When Finn’s wife died suddenly just three years later, it seemed like their twist of fate had given him the twist again: all his dreams were dead. To compensate he’d thrown himself into ranching—losing himself in the grief. 

Callie Winter, has landed her dream job moving to the east coast to work for a prestigious private school, but she’s fallen in love out west...with an adorable kindergartener. Wendy Henry has imprinted on Callie and Callie is scared she’s imprinted right back. Callie knows she should head out in June and get settled out east, but then she finds herself offering her services as a summer nanny after one too many parent teacher conferences gone badly with Finn. Callie’s excuse is to earn the extra money she needs to rent a home in the historical area around the school...but the reality may be that it’s harder to leave the pair than she ever expected. 

Callie’s goal for the summer is to reunite father and daughter so that she can leave and know that the two of them have bonded again. However, as they learn to live together, Callie finds that she’s more involved than ever, as she learns to love the stoic rancher. Suddenly, she’s wondering if maybe her dream isn’t her dream anymore...but is Finn ready to open his heart again?

Kindle Edition246 pages
Published June 13th 2019

About The Author:
New Pen Name for Leslie North
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.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Book Review: Attracted to the Earl (Imperfect Lords #3) by Bronwen Evans

Attracted to the Earl (Imperfect Lords, #3)
Title: Attracted to the Earl (Imperfect Lords #3)

Author: Bronwen Evans 

Stars: 4 1\2

A very good historical romance story of two individuals from opposite sides of the social scale. Both suffered the worst childhood that you could imagine and have overcome them to a point. But now they have been brought together by circumstances and have to face the reality of mutual attraction. These are not teenagers but individuals in their early 30's and know what they want and what is permissable by ton standards. Can true love overcome these obstacles and a happy ending be had for all concerned parties? Read this stunning tale to find out.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review. Thank you Frank for your review

What’s an earl to do?
The Earl of Argyle has died suddenly, leaving his brother Guy Neville at a complete loss. The dull-witted second son, as his father used to call him, Guy is now responsible for the estate and his brother’s seat in the House of Lords. Shamed by an inability to read or write, his distress is multiplied by an inquiry from a dyed-in-the-wool bluestocking who wishes to use the Argyle library and study a rare plant on the estate. Guy’s first instinct is to decline her request—until he catches a glimpse of Miss Abigail Pinehurst.

How’s a girl to behave?
Abigail cares for only one thing: plants. She is unconcerned about how she looks, what she wears, or the impression she makes on men. An orphan who turned to books for solace in a miserly, cruel institution, she now makes her living illustrating the greenery she adores. Lord Argyle, in fact, with his uncanny memory and chiseled features, is the first man to capture her attention—a ridiculous distraction since he is so far above her station. But her unreasonable heart has a mind of its own.

Kindle Edition
Published May 28th 2019 by Loveswept

About The Author:
Bronwen Evans
USA Today bestselling author, Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Evans is a three-time winner of the RomCon Readers’ Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand with her dogs Brandy and Duke.

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