Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Book Review: Wolf Under Fire (STAT: Special Threat Assessment Team #1) by Paige Tyler

Wolf Under Fire (STAT #1)
Title: Wolf Under Fire (STAT: Special Threat Assessment Team #1) 

Author: Paige Tyler 

Stars: 4

It might say the first in a series but readers will really want to go back former series to understand the different characters.  Paige Tyler does a wonderful job of catching up readers from her other books in the series.  The author is able to create character development, action, romance and heart in to her short fast paced books. There is romance, wonder and sex.  Not to mention lots of bad to the bone characters I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.
Readers will find a new world with use agents who are just as different as the first Wold Series.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Paige Tyle Wolf Under Fire.

For the cases no one else can solve, they send in the Special Threat Assessment Team

Supernatural creatures are no longer keeping their existence secret from humans, causing panic around the globe. To investigate, monitor, and―when necessary―take down dangerous supernatural offenders, an international task force was established: The Special Threat Assessment Team.

STAT agent Jestina Ridley is in London with her team investigating a suspicious kidnapping. Over her radio, Jes hears her teammates being savagely attacked. She runs to help, but she's too late. The only survivor, Jes calls for backup and gets former Navy SEAL and alpha werewolf Jake Huang and his new pack. Convinced that the creature who butchered her teammates was a werewolf, Jes doesn't trust them. But if they're going to uncover the facts and make it back home alive, she'll need Jake's help. And with everything on the line, Jes will have to accept Jake for who he is, or lose the partner she never expected to find.

Mass Market Paperback320 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

About The Author:
Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

Represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Book Review: Broken (Deep Ops #3) by Rebecca Zanetti

Broken (Deep Ops #3)
Title: Broken (Deep Ops #3) 

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Stars: 5

The band of misfits from the Deep Ops series has to be one of the most fun series I have read.  The characters developments are awesome has reader will not be able to hold back the laughs picturing Clarence Wolf and his kitten protecting Dana.  Things go from crazy to insane as the author has reader running to keep up with her amazing cast of characters. 
The author is able to write a sex scene that will leave readers hot and bothered.  She is able to create memorable characters from the drinking cross dressing dog to the grumpy unwilling leader. As the story ends readers will want more from the misfits and their friends as they figure out what is going on in the crazy world.
Thank you to the author, Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Rebecca Zanetti Broken.  
Readers will want and need more from this series.

Dangerous: Former Navy SEAL Clarence Wolfe's unit was taken out with a land mine. Injured and devastated, he hasn't been quite right since. Worse, the tragedy was no accident. All Wolfe wants now is to take down the man responsible. In the meantime, he's good with being the muscle for the Deep Ops team--and leading a steamy no-strings-attached personal life. Until one intriguing woman changes everything . . .

Determined: Reporter Dana Mulberry is on a mission to avenge the death of a fellow journalist. She's finally hot on a trail--right to a sex club--where she runs into . . . Wolfe? It seems both their leads have led to the same spot. To keep from blowing their covers, they'll have to at least pretend to have a little fun. Trouble is, they genuinely like each other. And that's way too risky for Wolfe, especially when, to his surprise, Dana agrees . . .

Complicated: Drawn to each other in ways they can't understand, Wolfe and Dana keep it professional--until they're shot at one night. And when their adventures land them both at the heart of corruption in D.C.--and at odds in their missions--they'll have to dig deeper than ever to succeed in their quests--and with each other 

Paperback384 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Zebra

About The Author:
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.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Book Review: Deep in the Alaskan Woods (Alaska Wild #1) by Karen Harper

Deep in the Alaskan Woods (Alaska Wild #1)
Title: Deep in the Alaskan Woods (Alaska Wild #1)

Author: Karen Harper 

Stars: 3

Karen Harper writing style in this new series is a little choppy.  The characters are created to be like able and the author tried hard but failed to have readers connect with them. Alex morns the loss of someone she didn't really know which at times felt forced and almost unbelievable at times. Alex is running away from her past life to hide in Alaska.  The connection between Alex and Quinn is forced and doesn't move naturally.

This story lacks convictions, believably and  creativity expected fro Karen Harper. 
Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy.

Alexandra Collister came to her estranged cousins’ B and B in Lost Lake, Alaska, looking for a fresh start. The sprawling forest surrounding the lodge can be harsh and unforgiving, but when Alex meets rugged wilderness tracker Quinn Mantell, he offers to be her guide. Still recovering from a toxic previous relationship, Alex is wary of getting too close, but when savagely deep claw marks appear outside her bedroom window, keeping her distance from Quinn is no longer an option.

Soon a body turns up exhibiting the same ruthless slash marks, and Alex knows it isn’t a coincidence. Something sinister is lurking in the woods around Lost Lake, turning Alex’s fresh start into a brutal game of survival. The murky veil of forest offers more threats than answers. Can Alex and Quinn find the killer before darkness falls for good?

Kindle Edition400 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by MIRA

About The Author:

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women. Karen's books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005. Karen has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county. Her most recent books include THE SOUTH SHORES TRILOGY (CHASING SHADOWS, DROWNING TIDES and FALLING DARKNESS.) Her latest historical is THE ROYAL NANNY. Please visit her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor and her fb page at

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Book Review: Hard Edge (Cobra Elite #4) by Pamela Clare

Hard Edge (Cobra Elite, #4)
Title:  Hard Edge (Cobra Elite #4) 

Author:  Pamela Clare 

Stars: 3 1\2 

Hard Edge starts off with everything reader love about Romantic Suspense novels but soon the two leads end up never leaving their hotel room, falling in lust. Slowing the story down to a crawl.  The last half of or 20%left of the book is when the action picks up it pulls readers in keeping them locked and loaded.  The ending is predictable. The author tries hard to get readers to connect to Gabriela families and the loss she has experienced but it falls just short of what readers might have wanted. 
The story is a quick fast hot read for those looking for something yummy next to the pool side but make sure your kids are not looking over your shoulders.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for a copy of Pamela Clare Hard Edge.

Gabriela Marquez came to her parents’ homeland of Venezuela to help its people. Working undercover for the CIA as Sister María, a Franciscan nun, she spends long days at the mission, giving food to the poor, helping the sick—and keeping a close watch on local drug trafficking. When a violent raid makes her a hostage together with two American journalists, she finds herself the prisoner of the very cartel she’s been spying on. Fortunately for the journalists—but not so luckily for her captors—Sister María is not what she seems to be. Hiding behind her nun’s habit, Gabriela puts her training to use to ensure the hostages’ survival.

Dylan Cruz spent the better part of a decade with Seal Team Six, ridding the world of scum. Now an operative with Cobra International Security, he’s sent to Venezuela with a small team to gather intel for a hostage rescue. Against all expectations, he gets valuable information from one of the hostages—a beautiful young nun. Sister María of the Gorgeous Brown Eyes puts R-rated thoughts in his mind, thoughts he has no business thinking. Then again, he always figured he’d end up in hell.

When the rescue fails, Dylan finds himself trapped in hostile territory with lovely Sister María. Together, they go underground to reach the Colombian border, but Sister María is full of secrets—and enticing surprises. Beneath that shapeless, gray habit is a woman whose abilities—and passions—are a match for Dylan’s. As the desire between them ignites, what should have been a straightforward mission of evade-and-escape turns into a fight for survival against a murderous cartel boss who wants them both dead.

Published April 21st 2020

About The Author:
USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, she was honored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with their Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. A single mother with two grown sons and two cats, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is a two-time RITA finalist (SurrenderDefiant) and a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist (I-Team series). She loves history, having studied archaeology in college, and has traveled extensively, living for almost three years in Denmark, which feels like home to her. She attributes her love of historical romance with the years she spent visiting ruins and castles in Europe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Book Review: Fury of the Gods (Areios Brothers #3) by Amy Braun

Fury of the Gods (Areios Brothers #3)
Title:  Fury of the Gods (Areios Brothers #3)

Author: Amy Braun

Stars: 4

I should have started with book one to better understand who is who and what is going on.  That being said fan of supernatural mixed with Greek Mythology will love the Areios Brothers Series.  Again start with book 1 Otherwise you will be confused jumping in midway. 
The writing style and grammar in on point for the type of book Amy the author is writing.  It has your typical Urban Supernatural mix.  The characters come off the pages as reader are running along with Derek and Liam.  Each character follows the mix of mythology as well as the author own twist of events.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the advance copy of Amy Braun Fury of the Gods.

Fate brings consequence.

Separated from his brother by curses and lies, Derek Areios is forced into hiding. With rogue goddesses on his side, he begins his search for the Mind of Cronus. But his plans come to a screeching halt when the Olympians send nightmarish warriors to hunt him. Creatures even the gods themselves fear.

Liam Areios, lost without his brother and trapped in service for the Olympians, continues the hunt for the Mind of Cronus. The remaining gods refuse to trust him—or any human—and Liam begins to see just how mad power has made them. Becoming entangled in the schemes of mortals and immortals, Liam will have to fight or lose everyone he loves.

Deadly monsters, betrayal, and pulse-pounding action fill the pages of the third novel in the AREIOS BROTHERS series

Paperback246 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Amy Braun

About The Author:
Amy is a Canadian urban fantasy and horror author. Her work revolves around monsters, magic, mythology, and mayhem. She started writing in her early teens, and never stopped. She loves building unique worlds filled with fun characters and intense action. When she isn't writing, she's reading, watching movies, taking photos, gaming, and struggling with chocoholism and ice cream addiction.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Book Review The Way That It Falls (DS Lasser #2) by Robin Roughley

The Way That It Falls (DS Lasser #2)
Title: The Way That It Falls (DS Lasser #2)

Author: Robin Roughley 

Stars: 4

For all the fans of English police/ detective novels this has to be a must be read item. It follows the investigation into the robbery of a jewelry store and death of an elderly woman, who was bulldozed aside, in the subsequent escape. You are then given a good look at the seedy narcotic and sexual traffic underbelly of a inner city in England. DS Lasser, as always, is doing his best to control the situation while ensuring justice prevails. The ending, while satisfactory, will leave you wondering who took the matter in hand?

This is the second book with this character, I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed both of them.

I have rated this book 4stars.

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

Christmas, the season of goodwill, but not for all men.
When a jewellery shop in town is raided and an elderly woman dies it sets off a chain of violence that will test DS Lasser's resolve to the limit and beyond.
The victim is related to local drugs baron, Calum Green, who is determined to hunt down the man who killed his grandmother and make him pay the ultimate price. Though Green has no idea what's coming, no comprehension of how quickly his empire will start to crumble as the white-haired killer breezes into town and starts to take his world apart, one piece at a time.
As winter grips and fury fills the frozen streets, Lasser finds himself ensnared between the warring factions, trying to catch the guilty whilst protecting the innocent. Though, he soon comes to realise that in this town even the innocent have their own agenda and trust can often be misplaced with deadly consequences.

About The Author:
Rob Roughley lives in the North West of England (God's coal bunker,the land of the wedding cake made by placing three meat pies on top of one another and whippets on lengths of string)
He is the author of eight crime/thriller novels featuring DS Lasser. The novels are set between the run down streets of a northern town and the beautiful yet desolate west Pennine moors.
If you love your crime fiction crammed with square jawed heroes driving flash cars and glorious women who shimmer with inner light, then the DS Lasser novels are not for you.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Book Review: Flatline by Linda Bond

Title: Flatline 

Author:  Linda Bond

Stars: 4 

This is the first I have read by Linda Bond and book 3 in a series or can be read as a stand a lone called The Investigators.
The story follows a doctor in the ER who is right in the middle of a virus that no one is able to control and a new reporter who is about to make her epic news.  
The story is spot on with how people are feeling right now as it answers some questions about a outbreak while keeping the story moving without being bombard with medical jargon. 
The story is face pace and readers of the series will love to see what is going with their characters and add a new set of characters to fall in love with.
This is a must read summer read for those who need a break from family but still want a little action in the outbreak world.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Linda Bond Flatline.

People are dying in Dr. Joshua Salvador’s ER. His medical assistant, only weeks from delivering her baby, hangs on to life by a thread. The symptoms seem horrifyingly familiar, and he begins to suspect the deaths are targeted at him. But, before he can figure things out, top TV investigator Rachel Wright is standing in the middle of his ER, convinced an outbreak, an epidemic, or even a botched flu vaccine could be the cause, and she’s going to tell the world.

ebook238 pages
Expected publication: May 25th 2020 by Entangled: Amara

About The Author:
Author Linda Bond was born in San Francisco, California but spent most of her life in the south, attending middle and high school in Greenville, South Carolina and college at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

She’s worked as a television news reporter and anchor in Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa Florida. For the past twenty years, she’s shared important information with viewers on the latest medical breakthroughs and has written emotional, human-interest stories on those who have the courage and spirit to fight for their lives.

She writes every day, under deadline, but has always loved losing herself in a good fiction story. Her love for writing fiction actually started in high school, but a thriving, busy professional life, along with five kids kept her busy for many years.

Entangled Publishing released two romantic adventures Alive at 5 and Cuba Undercover. Think James Bond meets Romancing the Stone. Cuba Undercover is based on her own true life love story.

She has received numerous writing awards for Alive at 5 and Cuba Undercover.

Her latest, a medical thriller, LIVEshot will be released in May 2020.

She has also won 12 Emmy awards, numerous Society of Professional Journalist awards, Associated Press awards, as well as a Florida Bar award and an Edward R. Murrow award.

This former baton-twirling beauty queen from the deep south, now lives in Tampa Florida with her husband, adopted son from Cuba, two daughters and two stubborn bulldogs named Sanford and Athens.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Book Review: The Secrets of Bones by Kylie Logan

The Secrets of Bones
Title: The Secrets of Bones

Author:  Kylie Logan

Stars: 3 1\2 

I can't put my finger on it but the story wasn't as impressive as the synopsis sets it up to be.  The story is simple and the "Twist and Turns" are either dumbed down or I have come to expect a lot from Mystery writers.
The story has it moments and while most girls do not like Jazz because of her rebellions.  The story is well paced and is what you expect from a very average mystery. 
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Kylie Logan The Secret of Bones. 

Assembly Day at St. Catherine's dawns bright and cloudless as professional woman gather from all around Ohio to talk to the schoolgirls about their careers in medicine, at NASA, and as yoga instructors. Administrative assistant Jazz Ramsey is involved herself, giving the girls a taste of her lifelong passion: cadaver dog training. Her adorable new puppy Wally hasn't been certified yet, so she borrows the fully-trained Gus from a friend and hides a few bones in the unused fourth floor of the school for him to find.

The girls are impressed when Gus easily finds the first bone, but for the second Gus seems to have lost the scent, and heads confidently to a part of the floor where Jazz is sure no bones are hidden—at least not any that she's put there. But Gus is a professional, and sure enough, behind a door that shouldn't have been opened in decades, is a human skeleton.

Jazz recognizes the skeleton as Bernadette Quinn, an ex-teacher at the school who'd never returned after one Christmas break, though letters and postcards from her had seemed to indicate there was no cause for worry. But now it seems Bernadette never left the school at all, and her hiding place makes it clear: this was murder.

Bernadette's strident personality means there are a plethora of suspects inside the school and out of it, and as Jazz gets closer to the truth she can't help but wonder if someone might be dogging her footsteps

Hardcover336 pages

Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Minotaur Books

About The Author:
  Kylie Logan A pseudonym used by Constance Laux is an U.S.American writer of romance novels as her real name and under the pen names: Connie Deka and Connie Lane. Writing as Constance Laux, she's published nine historical romance novels and as Connie Lane, she writes both category romance books and romantic suspense/comedy novels.

She was born on January 21 in Cleveland, Ohio. She remembers the day she got her first library card and the first book she took out of the Cleveland Public Library; Horton Hatches the Egg. She studied English Literature in the Queen's College in the prestigious university of Oxford. She married with her love of adolescence, and they live in a suburb of Cleveland with their two children, and an oversized Airedale named Hoover

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Book Review: Butterfly Bayou (Butterfly Bayou #1) by Lexi Blake

Butterfly Bayou
Title: Butterfly Bayou (Butterfly Bayou #1)

Author: Lexi Blake 

Stars: 4

A modern day romance story that follows an Emergency Room Nurse Practitioner from a low point in her life to her eventual break through back to normal ever day living. Our main character, while suffering from severe depression and anger, manages to put forward an impression of efficiency and I am alright attitude. The author is able to pull the reader into the story as an innocent bystander watching and slowly turn them into ardent supporters of this brave and intimating survivor.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

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

Life in Dallas took a tragic turn for nurse practitioner Lila Daley. In need of a fresh start, she retreats to Papillon, Louisiana, a tiny town on the bayou. Sure she's greeted by a gator, finds herself in the middle of golf cart wars, and unwittingly adopts a scruffy dog, but Lila remains undaunted. She's focused on running the town's medical clinic, but fitting into the quirky community is harder than she imagined.

As a single dad, Sheriff Armie LaVigne embraces routine. But there is nothing routine about the town's newest resident. Lila is a gorgeous fish out of water and he’s ready to catch her. In fact, in no time at all, Armie knows Lila is the woman for him and he plans to win her heart. But when the past threatens their happiness, Armie will have to decide if he has the courage to trust Lila enough to find a true happily ever after.

Mass Market Paperback320 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Berkley

About The Author:
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are five more books available in the series: Their Virgin's Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, and Their Virgin Secretary. The next book in the series, Their Virgin Mistress, is releasing this April.

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