Saturday, March 23, 2019

My Week in Review: 3/16/19-3/23/19



We have had a good deal of rain in Georgia lately and though it has helped with the pollen, I feel like I'm in need of fins and flippers.  But honestly, for me, nothing is better than curling up with a good book and listening to the rain.  :)  

Here are the books I want to share with you today:

Cataclysm: V Plague, Book 18 by Dirk Patton - 5 Stars *****



A Russian agent threatens John's new family as Barinov's plans are revealed.

Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa - 4 Stars ****


Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.

Bad Impression by Ware Wilkins - 4 Stars ****


Paying off the tooth fairy was supposed to make Sadie's life easier. Uh huh.

There's Ingrid, her psychic roommate pregnant with a magic baby. There's also Abe, the former sheriff and dude of Sadie's dreams, now a scarred werewolf with mood swings that come with claws and teeth. And while navigating those two, Sadie's also got Benji... bisexual, enigmatic, and dangerously appealing.

But Sadie's about to realize her relationship woes pale in comparison to the big bad that's in town. Everyone's on the lookout for hunters, and the tension has Sadie jonesing for a teeth fix. She's managed to stay sober of the bone magic, but when cats turn up dead and vampire queens are calling in favors, the appeal of using magic becomes too hard to resist. With too much to lose, Sadie's going to have to decide whether her power can help save her friends and Grimloch, or if using it will make her bite it in a big way.

Greed by Katie May - 4 Stars ****


For hundreds of years, Nightmares have ruled the world.


Descended from the Seven Deadly Sins, these supernatural creatures have enslaved and tortured the human race.

I have lived my entire life fighting back against the monsters that have plagued this world. A deadly assassin and a member of the resistance, I only have one motto: kill or be killed.

When The Damning commences - a fight to the death against the world's most brutal serial killers, assassins, and torturers - a twist of fate finds me as one of the competitors. Despite my initial reluctance, I find myself eagerly participating.

But what I didn't count on, however, were the seven princes:

Lupe, a Shifter descended from Wrath.

Devlin, a Genie descended from Greed.

Jax, a Vampire descended from Gluttony.

Killian, an Incubus descended from Lust.

Ryland, a Shadow descended from Pride.

Sebastian, a Mage descended from Sloth.

And,

Dair, a Mermaid descended from Envy.

Our love could never be. I'm an assassin, and they are my targets.

But who ever said I needed to follow the rules? If only I can survive The Damning...

Carnal by Victoria Danann - 3 Stars ***


The rogue angel, Kellareal, stopped the genocide of a hundred and forty three human/animal hybrids who'd been genetically engineered as an experiment. Generations had spent their entire lives imprisoned and used as research subjects. Against orders, he spirited them away to another world. In a twist of irony, they were given the job of protecting humans from the result of their own hybrid experiment gone very, very wrong.

When Rosie Storm asked Kellareal for a place to hide and teach her boyfriend a lesson, she thought she was getting a few weeks of tantrum-fueled asylum. The last thing she was expecting was to be the accidental architect of a war. Or to meet someone like Carnal.


That wraps my week.  I hope you are reading something wonderful.  As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle

Saturday, March 16, 2019

My Week in Review: 3/9/19-3/16/19



I'm happy to say that I have kicked that sinus infection and I am back on track with my reading.  My hubby was quite worried because I went two whole days without reading last week.  He thought I was a goner for sure.  LOL  

Here are the books I want to share with you today:

Uprising by Adrienne Lecter - 5 Stars *****




When the last vestiges of civilization crumble, who will prevail?

Over two years have passed since Bree and Nate disappeared—and much has happened in the meantime. After leading a nomadic lifestyle for several months, they have started to rebuild a semblance of normalcy, moving between several established camps as the seasons change. Life is simple—hunting their own food, building weapons, even growing produce. Far away from the security of the settlements, they take care to stay unnoticed, and, if the need arises, cull the odd horde of shamblers.

Until one night, their idyllic off-the-grid lifestyle comes to a sudden end when they are overwhelmed and captured by forces unknown. Will they manage to escape? And at what cost?

The Mad Mick by Franklin Horton - 4 Stars ****


Conor Maguire nearly lost his daughter Barb when she was three years old, injured by the drunk driver that killed his wife. When the justice system failed him, Conor -- the son and grandson of IRA bombers -- retaliated against the driver in dramatic and gruesome fashion.


While an ironclad alibi prevented the police from pinning the murder on Conor, it did not prevent a covert agency within the US government from recruiting the talented young bomber and machinist. For over twenty-five years, Conor designed and built custom weapons of death and destruction at his compound in the mountains of Virginia.

Then a series of devastating terror attacks brought down the United States. Conor and Barb assumed they were safe in their secure compound. They had food and a water source. They were armed and highly-trained. Then Barb was kidnapped.

The kidnappers, needing slave labor for their farm, didn’t know why Conor was known as The Mad Mick. They didn’t know the fear and respect his name invoked in the shadowy world of covert operations. They didn’t know that when it came to protecting his family, he was without conscience, without compassion, and without equal.

But they would soon find out.

Magic Bite by Leia Stone & Lucia Ashta - 4 Stars ****


Evie Black and her demon imp partner, Cass, are two of the most fearsome supernatural bounty hunters on the West Coast. But when Evie’s beloved grandmother dies, her world shatters.

After finding the bottom of a bottle of tequila, Evie breaks the one rule she knows better than to ignore: Never hook up with a werewolf.

Especially when he’s the local alpha who, oh by the way, happens to be her gran’s sworn enemy.

Yeah, complicated doesn’t even begin to cover what happens next.

A Call to Pride by Poppy Woods - 3 Stars ***



Liza Moultrie has been on the run from her past for over a year, trying to make sense of the events surrounding the attack that brought her life to a screeching hault. Life in Helen, Georgia has been kind to her and the friendships she found there have made the healing process a little easier, if painstakingly slow. Unable to distinguish nightmares from memories, she turns to the two guys who stomped into her life without warning.

Parker and Kade James have secrets of their own, and apparently they’re bad at keeping them. Helen was supposed to be one more stop on the road, one more paycheck. That was until they met their mate. Their mate. Two brothers, one seemingly human girl, and they’re both drawn to her. When Liza’s past catches up to her, can the brothers keep her safe? Can she let them in and accept her place as their mate?

With danger stalking her, literally, throughout the town she has come to think of as her refuge, Liza has only one choice: Trust them.

Dark Urge by Gena D Lutz - 3 Stars ***


Fiona Spade was born a member of the Fury: a pack of wolves gifted with extraordinary strength and magic. After a car crash killed her mother, an accident she blames herself for, Fiona abandoned her pack and planned to never return. Until she found herself up against her greatest enemy: a dragon shifter. The chance encounter brings her head-on with the ancient lupine power brewing deep within her, forcing her to seek help from the family she fled.

Going home means seeing the one man she can't put out of her mind no matter how hard she tries, a man who is strength, sexiness, and charm personified: the wolf who thinks she’s his mate.


As Beta of the Fury Pack, Farrow Flynn is fiercely protective over his adoptive family. Born a lone-wolf, he never imagined he’d find a pack that would take in a hard-headed mutt and treat him like their very own.

Then he crosses paths with the Alpha’s stepdaughter, Fiona: a she-wolf who is independent and driven, with a temper to match her flaming rose-gold hair. Their connection is immediate and intense. And now that she’s back, he’ll do whatever it takes to earn what’s rightfully his…the heart of his mate.

Another week of reading for me.  I hope you are reading something wonderful.  :)

As always, thank you for stopping by.

~Michelle  
  


Saturday, March 9, 2019

My Week in Review: 3/2/19-3/9/19

I have not read much this last week, sadly I have had a sinus infection.  This crazy weather is to blame.  Highs in the 70's one day followed by high's in the 40's the next.  We are all ready for Spring.  :)  

Here are the books I want to share with you today.

Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole - 5 Stars *****


The terrifying king of hell...

As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster--just as she's been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.

Meets his match.

Princess Calliope "Lila" Barbot's people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for eons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can't remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.

Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?

As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast's cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?

Leverage in Death by JD Robb - 5 Stars *****


For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter—but what was the motive of the masked men?

Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn’t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it’s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.

Zombie Road VI by David A Simpson - 5 Stars *****



"I would do great and terrible things for you." she said.


Time is running out for the star crossed lovers, the teenagers thrown together by fate who were supposed to be trying to kill each other.

The undead infection is spreading in Scarlet, slowly worming its way through her body.

As they race across the wastelands to the last outpost with medical facilities, their fathers go to war.

The Cult begins its advance on the Free States headquarters and Casey's ruthless cannibals are gathering their forces and preparing their own attack.

No one gets to sit this one out.
Everyone fights.

Out of Sorts Aphrodite by S E Babin - 4 Stars ****



After the debacle with Eris, Abby has settled into her new life. She’s living in tentative peace with Artie and Keto and beginning to deal with the new powers thrust upon her after her last battle. Everything appears to be fine until Ares shows up unexpectedly one morning and appeals to Abby for help.

Someone has stolen the Sword of God, a priceless relic allowing the wielder to control the world. But that’s not all. A monstrous, ancient being has awakened sending Olympus into panic mode and Abby scrambling to figure out who’s behind it all. Once again she gets caught up in politics and danger, but this time, the stakes are higher. Her friends are keeping deadly secrets and the most obvious villain may not be so evil after all. Will Abby figure the puzzle out in time, or will this be the time the power hungry Olympian gods win?

Back to the Fuchsia by Melanie James - 3 Stars ***



For some people, time travel is a fantastic daydream, but for Gertie O'Leary it's just another magically induced accident.

Just when you thought things couldn't get weirder at the Paranormal Plantation, Gertie decides to jazz the place up with another DIY project.

Fuchsia's a great color, don't you agree?

Sure, it's great. But after Gertie mixes her favorite color with a heavy dose of untried witchcraft, creating a strange time-warping side effect, she and her paranormal posse land in the court of King Henry VIII.

You know what isn't great? Your friend loses her memory and tries to steal your boyfriend, you can't figure out how to get back home, and worse, you're accused of witchcraft!

Add in a pair of mischievous Sasquatches along with a curious dragon and it spells certain doom for Gertie and her friends as they take their magical buffoonery to the sixteenth century!


That wraps my week.  I hope you see something you'd like to try.  As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle

Saturday, March 2, 2019

My Week in Review: 2/23/19-3/2/19


I am amazed at how time if flying.  Today we will be celebrating our grandson's first birthday.  I am excited to say that I think he is going to be a reader - he loves it when we read to him.  So far, his favorite series is Clifford the Big Red Dog.  :)  

These are the books I want to share with you today.

Edged Blade by J C Daniels - 4 Stars ****


In the year since her life was torn apart, Kit Colbana has slowly rebuilt herself. There’s a promise of hope in the relationship with the alpha of the local shapeshifters and she no longer comes screaming into wakefulness. Life’s not perfect but then again, when was it ever?

When her best friend Justin comes to her for help, there’s little question as to what her answer will be. Witches are disappearing and Justin won’t rest until he has answers. Soon, they learn that it’s not just witches who’ve gone missing, but vampires and shifters, too.


Unlikely alliances are forged as Kit and Justin found themselves drawn into a twisted web of lies and betrayal. As the clock counts down and the culprit behind recent disappearances is revealed, those Kit loves the most become the target of somebody who will kill to protect an ugly secret.

Maggie on the Bounty by Kate Danley - 4 Stars ****


New business partners, Maggie and Killian, are looking forward to their latest job: finding out why all the ghosts are disappearing from the Empress Adelaide, a turn of the century cruise ship which shuttled Hollywood's finest across the Atlantic Ocean during the golden age of movies.

But Maggie and Killian find themselves trapped in the past, caught in a time rift with only a ghost of a chance of escaping. This ain't no pleasure cruise.

Book Three in the MAGGIE MACKAY: MAGICAL TRACKER series

WARNING: This book contains cussing, brawling, and unladylike behavior. Proceed with caution.

Not Her Gargoyle by Annie Nicholas - 4 Stars ****


Ruby is done with jerks, dead-end jobs, and eviction notices. Everyone else she knows is finding ways out of this crappy neighborhood, so why can’t she? Since opportunities refuse to fall from the sky, Ruby makes her own. To hell with the little voice in her heart whispering about love. She never met a man she wanted to keep…then she met a gargoyle. Men were boring after all.

Nick was a con, a thief, and a rogue. He couldn’t keep a dime in his pocket even if it was glued. Then he met a ruby. Not one from the earth but one of flesh and blood. And ass. Let’s not forget the ass. Stealing her heart was now all he wanted.

He has a plan that could make both their dreams come true. It only involves an itsy-bitsy risk. All they must do is rob a witch.

Oh, and avoid the dragons.

Warning: Beware of despicable gargoyles with hearts of gold. They will sweep you off your feet when you're not looking.

Keystone by Dannika Dark - 4 Stars ****


Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe - a smug, handsome Vampire whom she’d rather stake than go on a stakeout with.

They're hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven’s chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?

Tornado by Jasmine Wylder - 3 Stars ***



I am the leader of Savage Brotherhood MC.
My club means everything to me.
It is my family.
My home.
My shelter.
Whoever dares come between us is messing with the wrong wolf.

I do make exceptions though—beautiful, curvy, passionate women.
Ava, that beautiful kitten, hit all the right spots.
Her full breasts, sweet lips, luscious hips — I don’t think I can get over that night.

Now, a vampire targets her.
I've had enough of those suckers lurking.
Preying on shifters and humans alike.
They’ve pushed too far.

But something feels off — I can tell that Ava is hiding something.
We didn’t seem to get off on the right foot, butting heads at everything.

Now, I get it.
She's carrying a baby — my baby girl!

For the sake of our unborn child, I must defeat those vampires!

That's my week.  I hope you are reading something great!

~Michelle

  

Saturday, February 23, 2019

My Week in Review: 2/16/19-2/23/19


This week I am excited to share a new to me series I found.  I liked it so much, I had to read the books back to back.  Don't you love it when that happens?

Sixpence and Whiskey by Heather R Blair - 4 Stars ****



By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes...

It's not easy being a witch. Especially when you're the youngest and least talented of four sisters. But Persephone Gosse manages the same way she manages her Duluth bar, Toil & Trouble. With hard work, a smart mouth—and a lot of whiskey. Seph likes her quiet life...as quiet as it can be when the king of the bears wants her as his queen, a werewolf (or three) wants her dead, and her cold-as-ice ex, Jack Frost, wants...

Well, she hasn't quite figured that out yet. But with a bounty on her head and time running out on a half-forgotten prophecy, Seph better get a clue before this witch's brew blows up in her face.

Blackbirds and Bourbon by Heather R Blair - 4 Stars ****


For a charm of powerful trouble...


Persephone Gosse just can't catch a break.Life isn't supposed to be this hard, even for a witch. Facing a trial for a crime she didn't commit, tangling with bounty hunters looking to take her head, and trying to ignore the growing disdain of the magical world, Seph is barely holding it together.

Her confusion about Jack Frost isn't helping. Is her ex trying to save her, or easing her way into an early grave? With Yule approaching and judgement looming, Seph has to decide who to trust...

Roses and Rye by Heather R Blair - 4 Stars ****


When shall we meet again. When the hurly-burly's done,When the battle's lost and won...

Death is no damn fun. Ask Persephone Gosse. People act like you're invisible, they won't listen to a word you say and nobody offers to buy you a drink.

Seph's had enough. And she's not the only one. Things are going to hell faster than you can say vampires, werewolves and bears. Seph and her ex-Jack Frost are the only ones who really know why.Between the two of them they might have a chance of saving the FTC world. But that's a problem. Since Seph is a ghost. And Jack is the reason why.

Or is he?

Threescore and Tequila by Heather R Blair - 4 Stars ****


Jett Gosse has been labeled a lot of things in her long life.

Witch.
Bitch.
Tattoo artist. Sword swinger. Big Sister.

Sticks and stones and all that jazz. She’s never let it bother her. Until now. Murderer.
But her heart was in the right place…Wasn’t it?

Stephen Krueger doesn’t think so. Who gives a damn if Jett is his mate? Or that she may hold the key to a curse that’s hung over his family for generations?The newly-crowned king of the bears has sworn off witches and that’s that.Except...Witches are disappearing. In the aftermath of Herne’s demise, nobody has been paying attention. Except Jett.

What she finds at the end of this rabbit’s hole is going to take her back to a past she’s been trying to forget for almost two hundred years. A past that only one very stubborn bruin can save her from.

Pass the salt and lime, it’s going to be a hell of a ride.

Deja Vu & Gin by Heather R Blair - 4 Stars ****


Fair is foul and foul is fair.


Betrayed by her father. Abandoned by her mother. Left at the altar by the prince of her dreams.

Anastasia Gosse's past is more tangled than most. Everything she's been through has taught this witch one valuable lesson. Trust no one. All that Ana's ever wanted was to have her family back together and safe. She'd do anything to make that happen. Even blackmail an assassin of the realm who drives her crazy in more ways than one.

Tyr Kanerva thinks he's seen it all, the worst of both the human and fairytale worlds. This assassin thinks he's too jaded for surprises. Enter one clever, calculating witch who tricks Tyr into a contract that just might be the death of him. He should hate her, but instead he finds himself wondering what the witch is hiding under all that ice?

When Ana comes up with a sinful solution to satisfy their mutual curiosity, neither of them are prepared for where their liaison will led. Because the FTC world is not a kind one, and between gods, goddesses and a Fire Prince who will stop at nothing to have Ana back at his side, a happily ever after for these two may be just another impossible fairytale....

Magpies and Moonshine by Heather R Blair - 4 Stars ****


When shall we meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Carly Gosse is a witch with a problem. Several of them. Her sisters treat her like a porcelain doll, her mother is keeping all kinds of secrets, and oh yeah, her boyfriend is a monster.

Styx also has a problem, a red-headed one that comes with freckles. He knows he should leave, but he can't abandon the little witch that has stolen his heart. Especially when Carly announces her intention to head to Asgaard to drop off something for her crazy mother. He has to follow her to the Old World, if only to watch her cute little backside.

But in this world of fairy-tale creatures, nothing is as it seems. The Gosse sisters know their mother likes her secrets, but they've never found out exactly why. When it all comes out at last, will any of them survive the fallout?Especially when Carly realizes that Styx has his own secret. One that could rip them apart for all eternity.

Three out of four happily-ever-afters isn't bad...Unless you're the fourth.


A Curious Twist of Lime by Heather R Blair - 4 Stars ****


You're not the same as you were before…

That’s what happens when a man has been to hell and back--literally--as Georg Kivistö, former bruin king, knows all too well.

Restless. Aimless. Georg is at loose ends until he encounters a strange woman in a strange land. Sweet, alluring and innocent, Alice soon wraps him around her little finger, one maddening knot at a time. Georg knows better than anyone he can't afford another romantic entanglement, but what a bruin wants a bruin gets.

Or dies trying.

As shadows close in, the path to a new throne seems inevitable, but is it a crown Georg really needs--

Or a queen?

I hope you give this series a try, I enjoyed it quite a bit.  :)

Thanks for stopping by,

~Michelle 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

My Week in Review: 2/9/19-2/16/19


We have decided to go on our first Disney trip with our grandson.  :)  I don't know if you've ever been to Disney - but it is expensive.  And that is why we are booking now for a trip that we will not take until this time next year.  My husband is the Disney nerd, so I am leaving the planning in his capable hands.  

This are the books I want to share with you today.

Clayton by Rachelle Mills - 4 Stars ****



The alpha was supposed to be mine. Our fates were decided by the Moon herself, but he chose to follow his own path to a future that didn’t include me.

Accepting my destined mate’s rejection was the hardest thing I ever had to do, and it cost me my pack, my friends, and in the end…my home.

Now, four years later I have to rejoin my old pack, forced to see him love another female. Her scent is mixed into the crevices of his skin, and every breath I take is slowly killing me little by little.

How do you tell yourself not to breathe?

But there’s one more element to this story, something I didn’t count on…and his name is Dallas Valentine.

I’m drawn to him in a way I can’t explain. There’s something about him, about the scent of his secrets that lures me in, tempting my most primal instincts. But he’s not destined for me, and what chance do I stand against fate?

The Passionate Queen by Jovee Winters - 4 Stars ****


The Passionate Queen


Once upon a time a dragon dared to fall in love with the Queen of Hearts…

Zelena Hermosa wants only one thing, to be free. But for a morphling like her freedom will never be possible. Bought by a witch as a baby, she’s been raised in a household that knows no kindness or love. She’s a broken, dirty child the day she meets her prickly little dragon boy.

Ragoth Nur, heir to the throne of Drakon has just stolen a golden apple from Zeus’s favored orchard. In order to make sure he doesn’t have to face the wrath of the gods (but especially his mom) he runs off to wonderland to enjoy his treat and there bumps into the human girl who will change the course of his life forever.

There’s so much more to the Queen of Heart’s than the stories. So much more than the vindictive woman who shouts, “Off with her heads.” This is the true story of the woman, the legend, and the myth…

What's New, Pussycat? by Dakota Cassidy - 4 Stars ****


Martine Brooks is in a pickle. Derrick Adams is in a jam. Pickles and jam. Not exactly a hot combo. Unless the "pickle" is a sultry, sassy cat shifter and the "jam" is a gorgeous hunk of wolf.

Derrick is cursed to die if he doesn't make the woot-woot with his life mate on the night of the next full moon. Martine's been held captive by a power-hungry warlock for six long months, forced to do his bidding before finding herself stuffed in a cat carrier and ditched at a 7-Eleven.

After rescuing her from a dumpster, Derrick and Martine strike a mutually beneficial deal: mate, save a life, walk away—both alive and kicking. Win! Yet, there are kinks in the plan. Like the fact that Martine's one-time captor is on the hunt, planning to extinguish all of her nine lives at once. Or the fact the curse threatening Derrick's life is about to throw him a monster curve ball.

But the biggest kink might prove to be Derrick and Martine themselves, two avowed commitment-phobes…who are beginning to wonder what forever looks like.

Murder of Crows by Annie Bellet - 3 Stars ***


They say you can never go home again. If only that were true...


Game store owner and nerd sorceress extraordinaire Jade Crow knows death stalks her in the form of her murderous ex-lover, Samir, a sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her power. With the help of her friends, and sexy tiger-shifter Alek, Jade trains for the inevitable confrontation.

Until her estranged father shows up begging for help. Someone or something is murdering the crow shifters of Three Feathers ranch and her father believes sorcery is the only way to stop the killings.

Faced with an unknown foe, a family that exiled her decades before, a deepening relationship with Alek, and Samir's ever-present threat, Jade will need all the power she's gained and then some to stop the Murder of Crows.

No Kitten Around by R J Blain - 3 Stars ***



Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution.

The last thing Reed Matthews needs in his life is a kitten, but when an orphaned tabby suckers him into becoming her caretaker, he’s in for the ride of his life. Add in an angel determined to meddle in his affairs, a devil with an agenda, and a bucketful of bad omens, and he’ll count himself fortunate if he survives the clash between heaven, hell, and his ex.

In this anything goes romp, there’s no kitten around: if Reed wants to survive and regain control of his life, his only hope lies in the hands of an elf and his ex, a woman he’s sworn to never see again.

I quite enjoyed these reads.  I hope you see something you'd like to try.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle

Saturday, February 9, 2019

My Week in Review: 2/2/19-2/9/19


This week I read a couple of new to me authors and I was quite pleased with the results.  :)

Here are the books I want to share with you today:

Blood Kissed by Vivienne Savage - 4 Stars ****


Running from danger is what Emmaleigh does best, but the monsters of her past are inescapable.
Years after ditching a corrupt coven in San Antonio, Emma is making a fresh start in Massachusetts as the owner of a new luxury spa. Her life couldn’t be more peaceful - until a near-death encounter with ruthless vampire hunters draws attention to her questionable history.

According to the vampire elders, Emma’s old ties make her a liability. Given one chance to prove herself, she’s plunged headfirst into a journey to recover a stolen artifact from the hunters—and assigned her own champion. Unfortunately, he’s also her former lover, a master vampire with his own motivation for accompanying her.

Despite their differences, Emma and Adrian must work together to solve the mystery. Her past is coming back to bite her, and the only way off the council’s hit list is to discover why the hunters want the relic at all.

Alice in Demonland by RaShelle Workman - 4 Stars ****


In the last millennia a deadly game has raged between demons and their half-human creations, called Moths. A century ago select Moths were born with distinctive marks on the backs of their hands. It was soon discovered that those with the marks possessed the same powers as their demon parent. 

Over the years an elite group of warriors formed The Dark Moth Society. Alice Blackburn is a Dark Moth trainee. Some of her classmates call her the Queen of Hearts, but only because she doesn’t share hers. 

There isn’t time. Not for fun and especially not for Kade Everett, the injured warrior she is required to help. In just a few days, her creator, the foul demon that killed her mom will come to kill her. 

That’s part of the game after all. And when he does, she will end him.

Wolf and Prejudice by Theodora Taylor - 4 Stars ****


Nothing will stop him from claiming his mate…

When her friend, Chloe disappears under very mysterious circumstances, professor Alisha Ataneq refuses to let sleeping wolves lie. And she’s definitely not going to let Chloe’s ex-fiance, Rafe Nightwolf, the powerful Alpha King of Colorado, stop her from finding out what happened to her sweet friend.

But here’s what Alisha doesn’t know…

Rafe Nightwolf wants her—has wanted her badly for a very long time. And now that his engagement is off and Alisha is finally within reach, he won’t let anything or anyone get in his way. Including Alisha.

Which is why in a shocking twist, she goes to extreme lengths to escape his clutches. But here’s what Alisha doesn’t know… Rafe will do something even more extreme to get her back.

Crooked Crossroads by Trinity Crow - 4 Stars ****


What if your town had a secret everyone knew except you?

What if you were the secret?

Child Female Lost. Whenever I hear that it feels like I'm shrinking. It's not a name. It's the description scribbled on the hospital intake form where the cops dropped me off. Two years old. No one ever claimed me. And no one ever cared enough to change that first hasty scrawl. It should have said Child Unwanted.

Now a foster care veteran of seventeen, Child's free ride with the state ends on her next birthday...in just four days. Finding a place to live on her budget will take a little fast thinking and a lot of desperation. Luckily for her, there is a haunted, carriage house apartment with a price tag she can't refuse and a reputation that makes her the only applicant.
Evil spirits, protection circles, witchcraft and hoodoo, Child is convinced all that woo woo stuff is for flakes and weirdos, but one night in her new apartment sends her running for answers.

Drawn to the curious shop of Crooked Crossroads, owned by two, eccentric, witch sisters, she finds a gathering place for people of all magical paths. Inside it's walls, there is something even more terrifying than black magic and dead people, a community that accepts her as she is. And all she has to do is trust...

Hidden deep in the bayou, the small moss-draped town of LaPierre is full of secrets and deception. Here, enemies lurk beneath the faces of new friends and the home Child has always wanted may turn out to be a trap she never leaves.

Gravestones and Wicked Bones by Miers & Knox - 3 Stars ***


My sisters and I weren’t born with magic. No, we were forced into it. Betrayed into it by the one person who was supposed to protect us. Now we’re living in a shithole desert town at the mercy of a sexy-as-hell Fae named Bastian.

So far, I’ve been able to buy Violet and Jade time to live freely, without being held to Bastian’s constant call. I’ve been doing his dirty work for five long years, but my sisters’ freedom is wearing thin. Soon, he’ll summon them, just as he did me—and I can’t let that happen.

Bastian’s latest assignment offers an escape for my sisters, and I’d be a fool not to take it. But my target is more powerful than any man I’ve faced before and doubly seductive. He draws out my inner demons—literally—and evading this attraction might prove more difficult than finishing what I started.

I hope you see something you'd like to read.  As always, thank you for stopping by.

~Michelle