Saturday, January 19, 2019

My Week in Review: 1/12/19-1/19/19


As I'm sitting here typing this blog it is pouring rain - we are about to need a boat.  Last year (2018) was the second wettest year on record here and 2019 is starting out just as soggy.  Oh well, rainy days are great days to curl up with a book.  :)

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

Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie - 4 Stars ****



Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.

It went downhill the moment they asked for a trial shift instead of an interview--to see if I'd mesh with their "special" clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete jerks, and I was an asshole right back. That's the definition of fitting in, right?

I expected to get thrown out on my ass. Instead, they ... offered me the job?

It turns out this place isn't a bar. It's a guild. And the three cocky guys I drenched with a margarita during my trial? Yeah, they were mages. Either I'm exactly the kind of takes-no-shit bartender this guild needs, or there's a good reason no one else wants to work here.

So what's a broke girl to do? Take the job, of course--with a pay raise.

The family Spells by C M Stunich - 4 Stars ****


My new motorcycle riding soulmate is half-demon, half-witch and all douche.


A douche who hates my other three soulmates. He’s a tattooed bad boy with a bad attitude, and he’s definitely not into thrice-married me with four kids under four. He’s also in desperate need of an erectile dysfunction spell. Seems the dickhead can only get hard when I’m around.

Owning a potion shop, running a coven of witches, and spending time with my four kids and their half-vampire, half-werewolf, and half-fae fathers is a lot--even for a superwoman like me. But if I have to give the demon asshole what he wants to get him to help with a spell for my cursed mother, I’ll do it.

Even if it means my family will never be complete, that the Oracle’s prediction of me having four soulmates, four husbands to share a life with, is all a lie … I’ll do it. And I’ll do it with my witch’s hat tipped, my little black dress pressed, and my broom in hand.

Beneath the Fallen City by Jamie A Waters - 3 Stars ***


Some secrets are better left buried...

Kayla is a scavenger, driven to search the ruins of abandoned cities for artifacts in exchange for critical life-saving supplies. But, the rarest artifacts are found in the most dangerous ruins—those under control by the OmniLab traders.

Carl is one of those traders—and Kayla’s invaded his district. He’s determined to stop her and the best way to do that is to recruit her. The only problem?

Kayla hates traders.

When a powerful man intent on revenge starts hunting her, Kayla realizes the only way to save herself may be to accept Carl’s offer. But that would mean surrendering to OmniLab and giving up everything she knows.

Only everything isn’t quite what it seems.

Including OmniLab.

And Kayla’s in a lot of trouble.

The Last Vampire by R A Steffan - 3 Stars ***


There’s a smokin’ hot dead guy locked in my garden shed.

That part’s bad enough. But now, he’s trying to get out.

Growing up, my father always told me that I’d come to a bad end, just like my mom did when I was a kid. Hearing that kind of stuff when you’re little eventually gets to a girl, but I can’t say I ever expected my ‘bad end’ to involve an angry vampire with a severe case of iron deficiency and a panty-melting English accent.

Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. Ever since my mother was assassinated, I’ve felt like there was something vast and frightening hidden beneath the fabric of the world. Something none of us are supposed to know about.

So far, finding out I was right hasn’t been nearly as satisfying as I’d hoped. I guess the trick will be staying alive long enough to shout ‘I told you so’ from the rooftops.

But before I can do that, I really need to figure out if the vampire who just bit me is one of the good guys or not.

The Ghost Hunter Next Door by Danielle Garrett - 
3 Stars ***


The first rule of being a ghost whisperer: Don’t tell anyone.

Seriously. Don’t.

Sure, it might sound harmless. A fun party trick, even. I assure you, it’s not.

How do I know? Well, let’s just say that I’ve had a lot of experience with this sort of thing, and nine times out of ten, it turns into an all-consuming disaster.

Being plagued by needy ghosts twenty-four/seven is one thing; being harassed by a horde of curious—or worse, grieving—flesh-and-blood people is an entirely different circus. I mean really, who wants to hold an impromptu séance in the middle of the cereal aisle? Not me, and the manager of the grocery store probably isn’t too crazy about the idea, either.

So, that’s it. If you’re a ghost whisperer, just keep your mouth shut and act normal. Ghosts? What 
ghosts?

Now, if only I would start listening to my own advice …

That's another week for me.  I hope you are reading something wonderful.

As always, thank you for stopping by.

~Michelle

Saturday, January 12, 2019

My Week in Review 1/5/19-1/12/19


We are moving right along , getting back in the groove now that the holidays have come and gone.  I've been reading like a mad woman, like books are just gonna poof and be gone.  :)  I may need to take a break and binge watch Harlots on Hulu.  

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

Nocturnal Magic by C N Crawford - 3 Stars ***


“Remember the darkness. Only the darkness will save you.”

As part of a deal with the god of night, Ursula is sent to the Shadow Realm. There, she must live in the forbidding palace of an ancient night demon. Granted--he seems to hate her. But he's easy on the eyes, powerful as hell, and he's supposed to keep her safe.

But all that changes when the god of night chooses Ursula to fight for him in series of trials. Now, she must vanquish a horde of lethal demons, one at a time. Worse--she may have to battle her own guardian, who has centuries of slaughter on his side. And only one can survive.

In order to live, Ursula must learn to fight like a brutal shadow demon, and resist the dark temptations of the realm. If she fails, the god of night will drag her down into hell with him.

Risky Magic by Tori Centanni - 3 Stars ***


I’m Avery Burke. They call me the Trash Witch because I play fast and loose with spell ingredients. Personally, I think of myself as an innovator, pushing the boundaries of what magic can do.

So imagine my surprise when the handsome young Witch Council member Jaden Blackmore asks for my help finding a missing witch behind the council’s back. No matter how dangerous and reckless it is to defy the council, I just can't say no to Jaden's beautiful green eyes.

But then parallels to my own mother's disappearance come to light and enemies crawl out of the woodwork. With the help of Jaden and my uptight, rule-abiding roommate, Valerie, we must test the limits of my magic and find the missing witch before whatever happened to him happens to me. And it turns out my magic may not be what it seems…

The Infected Book 4 by Joseph Zuko - 4 Stars ****


Jim and Karen are finally reunited, but a new horror is on the horizon. Zombie hoards are around every corner. Every moment is a fight for their lives.

Will they make it another day?

Or is this apocalypse a death sentence they won't survive?

Shadow's Edge by Jami Gray - 4 Stars ****


Everyone fears what hunts in the shadows--especially the monsters...

It takes a monster to hunt one, and Raine McCord, forged in the maelstrom of magic and science, is the one for the job. In a world where the supernatural shares a shadowy existence with the mundane, a series of disappearances and deaths threatens the secrecy of her kind and suggests someone knows the monsters are alive and kicking.

Partnering with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Durand proves to be as challenging and dangerous as the prey she hunts. When the trail leads back to the foundation, which warped Raine's magic as a child, her torturous past raises its ugly head.

Gavin and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder, and betrayal to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.

The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren - 3 Stars ***



Vampires who knit
A troublemaking witch
Who killed Granny — and is she really dead?


At a crossroads between a cringe-worthy past (Todd the Toad) and an uncertain future (she's not exactly homeless, but it's close), Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother. With Gran's undying love to count on and Cardinal Woolsey's, Gran's knitting shop, to keep her busy, Lucy can catch her breath and figure out what she's going to do.

Except it turns out that Gran is the undying. Or at least, the undead. But there's a death certificate. And a will, leaving the knitting shop to Lucy. And a lot of people going in and out who never use the door—including Gran, who is just as loving as ever, and prone to knitting sweaters at warp speed, late at night. What exactly is going on?

When Lucy discovers that Gran did not die peacefully in her sleep, but was murdered, she has to bring the killer to justice without tipping off the law that there's no body in the grave. Between a hot 600-year-old vampire and a dishy detective inspector, both of whom always seem to be there for her, Lucy finds her life getting more complicated than a triple cable cardigan.
The only one who seems to know what's going on is her cat ... or is it ... her familiar?

I hope you see something you'd like to try.  :)

As always, thank you for stopping by.

~Michelle

Saturday, January 5, 2019

My Week in Review: 12/29/18-1/5/19


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.  :)  I am excited to think of all the books I have lined up for 2019.

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

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



Kit Colbana: assassin, thief, investigator extraordinaire. Now broken.

She always expected her past to catch up with her but never like this. Haunted by nightmares and stripped of her identity, she’s retreated to Wolf Haven, the no-man’s land where she found refuge years before. But while she might want to hide away from the rest of the world, the rest of the world isn’t taking the hint.

Dragged kicking and screaming back into life, Kit is thrust head-first into an investigation surrounding the theft of an ancient relic…one that she wants nothing to do with. Her instincts tell her it’s a bad idea to just leave the relic lying about, but finding it might be just as bad.

Forced to face her nightmares, she uncovers hidden strength and comes face to face with one of the world’s original monsters.

If she survives the job, she won’t be the same…and neither will those closest to her.

Abbadon by Dirk Patton - 4 Stars ****


John is changing after becoming infected with the virus and faces an impossible decision. He must find a cure before everything he has fought for is lost, but a cure will mean sacrificing the opportunity to defeat the enemy.

Price of Magic by Stephanie Foxe - 3 Stars ***


All magic has a price, and I'm paying it.

My actions have attracted the kind of attention I've tried my whole life to avoid.

Now a dangerous vampire shows up at my house, uninvited, with an offer I can't refuse. He claims to have information on my mother, someone I've long believed to be dead.

But his price for that information means agreeing to work with him to discover the reason behind the NWR's attack.

I find myself getting drawn further and further into his games that risk all my secrets.

When my future goes up in flames, literally, that's only the beginning. Maybelle has gone missing, and Patrick hasn't been himself lately.

All the ghosts from my past (some I didn't even know about) are here to haunt me, and I'm quickly learning that I can't run from everything, no matter how hard I try.

Blood and Magic by Melissa Sercia - 4 Stars ****


Meet Gray. Dhampir. Undead. Cursed.

With supernatural powers and an insatiable need for blood, her existence is cursed.

When Gray awakens from a three-year spell induced coma, she not only discovers her lover as the one responsible, but that he has joined with a dangerous organization known as the Consilium to help them create a new breed of hybrid demons. Humans and Witches are being taken against their will, and fear is growing throughout the covens.

Gray never had a choice—forced to become a monster, the Dhampir. Yet after four hundred years, she still yearns for her humanity, like a long-lost echo from another life. She cannot allow the Consilium to do this to anyone else. With a renewed lust for vengeance, and a target on her back, Gray must use the one thing she swore never to in order to stop them—blood magic.

Armed with a magical pirate ship, an immortal monk, and a flower plucked from the Underworld, Gray will stop at nothing to start a war. Yet in her quest to track down her enemies, she uncovers a dark family secret that threatens to destroy the last shred of humanity she has left.

Ancient Magic by Linsey Hall - 3 Stars ***


In a world full of magic, hiding is the only way to survive.

I’m good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. I’m a FireSoul, one of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of the dragon’s soul. On the surface, the perks are sweet—I can find and steal any type of magical treasure, including the powers of other supernaturals.

But it doesn’t come without a price—stealing powers requires that I kill, and others would destroy me if they discover what I am. So I lay low. Finding magical artifacts is the only ways to pay the bills, but it’s a dangerous job when I can’t use my magic.

When Aidan Merrick, the most powerful shifter in the city, hires me to find an ancient scroll, I don’t want to take the job. His immense power reminds me of a past I can’t remember, and he’s way too hot for my sanity. One thing is clear—the shifter is dangerous. I should avoid him, but I can’t. The scroll will reveal what I am. And if anyone finds out, I’m dead.

There ya have it, my first week of the new year.  :)  I hope 2019 has wonderful things in store for you and yours.  

As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle

Saturday, December 29, 2018

My Week in Review: 12/22/18-12/29/18


This post will be for two (2) weeks worth of reading.  I want to end my posts with all the books I've read for this year.  :)

The First Weeks Theme: Daughters

Hell Can Wait by Celia Kyle - 4 Stars ****


I’m Caith Morningstar: bar owner, leather wearer, shoe worshipper, werewolf, Orlando’s resident ass kicker and… Satan’s niece.

The dead are rising in the land of that famous mouse and apparently, I’m the one who has to deal with the mess. Forget movie night with my kid. I have to kill ghouls who have decided to make some new undead friends in the morgue. Eh, killing things is easy. Generally. Oddly, these guys have glowing blue eyes and are way too good at butt kicking. Thankfully, I’m better. I manage to get rid of them, but one gets in a shot or two of his own, and now I’ve got a foot-long wound in my side that glows blue. Kinda like the ghoul. 

Now the dick who made those ghouls is trying to turn me into his puppet, which so isn’t going to happen. My loved ones are trying to cure me, my angel mate is off on some super-secret mission for On High, and I’m stuck in bed “resting.” Not that I’m staying there.

I’d rather die than become anyone’s puppet, which might be my only option left. I just hope I can come back from the dead later.

Lucifer's Daughter by Kel Carpenter - 4 Stars ****


We’ve all heard the story of the Four Horsemen. Harbingers of the apocalypse. Destruction given form. Four of the sexiest—wait no—forget that. You get my point.

So imagine my surprise when I find out everything I’ve ever been told, is a lie.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. Let’s start from the beginning.

My name is Ruby Morningstar. I run a tattoo parlor in Portland with my bestfriend, have a pet raccoon, a crazy ex that stalks me, not to mention this one little thing… I’m a demon. Half-succubus, to be exact. For the last twenty-three years of my life, that’s the story I believed, but on the day a handsome stranger bails me out of jail my world is turned upside down, and suddenly I don’t know who I am anymore.

Because the Four Horsemen aren’t the bringers of the apocalypse.

I am.

Talk about never catching a break.

Daughter of Hades by Helen Scott - 3 Stars ***


Poppy never thought her life would get this crazy.


Sexy hellhound guards and being the future queen of the Underworld? She had been happy being a waitress and a freelance graphic designer in Chicago, hadn't she? What she was doesn't matter, that life is long gone now.

Before she can travel to the Underworld, she needs to find three judges that will preside over the souls of the dead. But who are they? Where are they? And how the hell is she supposed to find them?

As she battles agents of Hel at every turn and is confronted with mysterious new enemy Poppy is decidedly on edge. Will she find her judges in time or will her enemies get to them first?

Their Mate by Charlie Hart & Anastasia James - 3 Stars ***


After screwing up my life in the lower forty-eight, I take a chance on an old friend’s offer and head to Alaska for a fresh start.


A day in, I’m pitching a tent in the middle of nowhere.
I’ve been through plenty— being alone in the wilderness isn’t the scariest thing I’ve faced.
But um. These wolves who’ve hunted me down?
They’re kinda freaking me out.

They say I’m their remedy— their mate. That I can’t leave.
I thought what we shared was nothing but a romp in the woods.
Turns out I’m coming face-to-face with my destiny.  

Freyja's Daughter by Rachel Pudelek - 3 Stars ***


Meet Faline. Bounty-Hunter. Huldra. Wild Woman.

Well behaved women seldom make history, but they still end up as the monsters of folklore.
Faline Frey is a bounty-hunter, more comfortable relying on perp files and handcuffs than using her huldra powers to take down a suspect. No sense in catching the unwanted attention of her local Hunter authority, a group of holy soldiers born to police the supernatural and keep Wild Women—huldras, mermaids, succubi, rusalki and harpies—in check.

All that changes the night she heads out for a date, hoping to get lucky. Instead, she gets screwed.

Now her sister is missing, along with Wild Women from all over the country. The Hunters are on her tail and the one person offering to help is her ex-lover, Officer Marcus Garcia, who has just enough ties to the supernatural world. To unite her enemies against their common foe, Faline will need to convince the Wild Women to do the one thing she fears most—exhume their power buried deep beneath centuries of oppression. That is, if she can keep them from killing each other.

The Second Weeks Theme: Were's

Go Fetch by Shelly Laurenston - 4 Stars ****


Conall Víga-Feilan, direct descendent of Viking shifters, never thought that he'd meet a female strong enough to be his mate. He especially didn't think that a short, viper-tongued human would ever fit the bill.

But Miki Kendrick isn't some average human. With an IQ off the charts and a special skill with weapons of all kinds, Miki brings the big blond pooch to his knees—and keeps him there. Miki's way too smart to ever believe in love, and she knows that a guy like Conall could only want one thing from her. But with the Pack's enemies on her tail and a few days stuck alone with the one man who makes her absolutely wild, Miki is about to discover how persistent one Viking wolf can be.

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


Two shifters from opposite sides of the tracks. Two hot nights neither of them can forget....

The truth is, Mag Lonewolf had no business going after a girl like Janelle. She was too classy, too gentle, too beautiful for a bad wolf like him. But their attraction was explosive, and now he can't stay away...even though they went down in a blaze of lies and regrets.

Three years later he storms back into her life, determined to punish the she-wolf who got away for her crimes against his heart. But can he put out their flame without getting burnt again?

Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright - 4 Stars ****


When female wolf shifter Taryn Warner first encounters Trey Coleman, an alpha male wolf shifter with a dangerous reputation, she’s determined to resist his charms. After all, Trey—who was only fourteen when he defeated his own father in a duel, winning the right to be alpha of his pack—can’t have anything to offer the talented healer besides trouble, or so she thinks. Taryn finds herself drawn in by Trey’s forceful demeanor and arctic-blue eyes, and she eventually agrees to enter an uneasy alliance with him. If the two succeed in convincing their respective packs that they’ve chosen each other as mates, Trey will win valuable political allies, while Taryn will escape an odious arranged mating.

But there are a lot of potential pitfalls to this plan—including the very real possibility that the wolf shifters, overwhelmed by their growing attraction to each other, will be unable to maintain the clear heads needed to pull off the deception.

Real Men Howl by Celia Kyle & Marina Maddix - 4 Stars ****


Mason’s inner wolf will go crazy without her. Lucy thinks he’s already crazy. Werewolves aren’t real. Right?

Lucy Morgan left Ashtown, Georgia, ten years ago and planned to never return. Unfortunately, life didn’t get that memo. She’s back and now painful memories follow her everywhere. Until she meets him. Mason Blackwood is over six feet of sinfully gorgeous man who—for some reason—wants her. He also thinks he’s a werewolf so… yeah. He’s crazypants. But when he wants to have his wicked way with her, his sanity doesn’t seem all that important anymore.

Mason isn’t sure how much longer he can remain Alpha over the Blackwood pack. Without a mate to balance him, his wolf snatches more control every day. It won’t be long before he loses himself to the animal entirely. Then he meets Lucy—a sassy, curvaceous beauty who calms his beast with a smile. One sniff is enough to tell him she’s his mate, and nothing will keep them apart.

Not even the pack’s deadliest enemy who’s determined to kill Lucy before Mason can claim her.

Shield Wolf by Victoria Danann - 3 Stars ***


WHEN HE COULDN'T FIND HIS MATE IN THIS WORLD, THE WENT ELSEWHERE.

For hundreds of years the Scotia werewolves have lived in the highlands and enjoyed the protection of the Fae Monarchy, but the world is changing and the straining population compels the highlander werewolves to adapt. Or die. Or MOVE. When Liulf unexpectedly becomes a reluctant pack alpha, he begins an epic exodus.

There you have it.  :)  I hope you are reading something wonderful.

As always, thank you for stopping by.

~Michelle



           

Saturday, December 22, 2018

My Week in Review: 12/15/18-12/22/18


We are getting down to the wire when it comes to Christmas.  I have long been finished with my shopping - but I know a few people who wait until Christmas Eve to shop.  That would make me a nervous wreck.  :)

This weeks theme: Vampires

Not His Vampire by Annie Nicholas - 4 Stars ****


Magic is real. Shifters exist. Trixie Russell knows this. Everyone does. But no one told her about the monster lurking in the basement of the dragon’s castle. Not until it was too late.

Victor Petrov is ancient, and vampires his age should not lose control of their hunger. And yet that’s exactly the problem which landed him chained in a dragon’s dungeon. Then in walks a human female with cotton candy hair who smells like sunshine, her pulse a sweet melody in his parched ears, and the fragile thread of his control snaps. Again.


Like it or not, Trixie is now tied to Viktor's, and he seems short a few marbles. She plans on making his eternity a misery until he reveals they have an enemy in common. Trixie is totally on board with helping him escape so she could get her revenge. After that, she’s done. They’re over. She wouldn’t be his vampire.

Damned Either Way by Erin Hayes - 4 Stars ****


I’m finally free of my family’s curse.
Except now, the world is ending. FML.

Anthony, the vampire that killed my sister and my brother-in-law, has won. I've lost everything. I no longer have my powers. I have no idea where Amelia is. And the vampire I love has surrendered to the hunger that is throwing the world into chaos.

The worst part? I can't do anything about it, because I'm no longer the Harker. Sure, I'm not dying anymore, but I'm barely living at this point.

But there may be one last chance to save us all. If only I can find it in me to make one final sacrifice.

Girl Bitten by Knox & Miers - 4 Stars ****


Death has come for the undying.

As a genetics graduate student, Sasha Keleterina knows a thing or two about blood. She’s courageous, capable, and not the kind of woman in need of saving. But when she’s attacked in her lab, she barely escapes with her life—only to find out she’s becoming one of the undead.

A deadly virus is poisoning vampires in the Portland area, endangering them all. Master vampire Arsen Eskandar is desperate to prove himself and save his people. Following the trail of a recent attacker, Arsen encounters Sasha. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and a fighter, and the attraction between them burns like wildfire. But when the master of a rival clan declares Sasha is not only his—but the cure —a centuries-old war between two ancient vampire clans rises to the forefront and a battle to claim Sasha ensues.

But they don’t know her. The only one Sasha is willing to be claimed by—is herself.

The Undead Detective Bites by Jennifer Hilt - 3 Stars ***



Unlucky. Unrelenting. Uncanny.

Silverthorne, like any other vampire, loved a good pandemic. And why not? She’d lived through several of them in the past century. But now she’s playing for the good guys as a medical examiner. A paranormal street drug doing terrible things to her kind creates a different kind of challenge—returning to Nowhere, Nevada where the murderer leaves her a trail of grisly shifter corpses in this hick mountain community where she vowed to never return.

Her suspects? A sumo wrestling sibling, the ex wife of the sheriff (and her former lover) plus her estranged and oh so very psycho vampire maker.

Soon Silverthorne is tracking a killer who wants nothing less than everything she holds dear in her undead life. Good thing paranormal murder most foul is Silverthorne’s specialty.

The Vampire Wants a Wife by Andie M Long - 3 Stars ***


Running a dating agency can be a killer…

Shelley Linley is sick of sickos. Yet another prankster has applied to her dating agency. This one says he’s a vampire and he wants Shelley to help him find a wife.

Meeting him for a second interview against all her better judgement, Shelley discovers that he has no clue about women. A shame because he’s super-hot, amusing, and has a lot of single friends he could recommend her struggling business to, even if he does say they’re werewolves and demons. She has to help him, even if he’s crazy.

If she can ignore his delusions, she’s sure she can help him meet someone. But when death threats start arriving on her doorstep, Shelley’s not sure she’s cut out for the job…then her dating algorithm states she’s his ideal partner. Now she’s not sure if she should take the risk for love, or run like hell.

There you have them.  :)  I hope you are reading something wonderful.

As always, thank you for stopping by.

~Michelle




Saturday, December 15, 2018

My Week in Review: 12/8/18-12/15/18


These last few weeks have been hit or miss with me as far as reading goes - either I really like something or I get bored after the first few chapters.  I guess that happens to us all from time to time.

This weeks theme: Fae

Deception by Zoe Parker - 4 Stars ****


  
The dark is angry…

Jameson, the dummy, went off chasing boobs so now I’m chasing a boob too—him.
Every road, so far, ends at a dead end or with someone dead at the end. Mostly the latter. My patience is growing short and so is time.

As Phobe blithely reminds me with his sharp smile, there’s a reason the Sidhe chose me and that reason leaves me covered in blood.

When I finally find the people who took my nerd—I realize the depth of deception.
Betrayed unexpectedly, the hurt calls forth the angry darkness sleeping inside of me. I’m not sure how much longer I can hold it back, or if I even want to anymore.

Not when the father of Darkness smiles the way he does at me, wanting me to give in. And the people responsible for ALL the pain and hurt in my life are only a few dead bodies away.

Fae Like Me by Lucy Auburn - 4 Stars ****


I just learned I’m a part fae succubus. And I need to find the men to sate my sexual appetite...

Here I thought I was a normal college girl with a high libido. Turns out that’s wrong—I’m so much more. I have powers, and if I don’t learn how to control them, I’ll wind up killing someone.

Baton Rouge has never been so hot as it is when I meet Leon and Naomi. And Tae Min, Petyr, Elah, Vincent: all fae. Here to guide me into my new life.

A life that includes hunting down the demon summoner who framed my best friend for murder. Catching bad guys, meeting dark fae, making a harem—my new life is different.

Worst of all, now I know my parents lied to me. I was never theirs. And my real parents?

Well, they’ve got a hell of a surprise in store for me.

Life isn’t easy for a fae like me.

Curse of Iron by D D Miers & Graceley Knox - 4 Stars ****


If you think I have it all, you're wrong.


I’m Morgana Silk and I'm a hybrid. Daughter of the Fae Storm King, my mother's witch family has wanted me dead since I killed her in childbirth. Fun. Right? Yeah. Until one day, I wake up with a dead body in my bed, and find myself framed for the murder of a highly respected alpha.

Grayson Xenos is tailing me. He's as handsome as his jaguar is deadly, and I certainly didn't expect him to have my back. The enemy has an evil magic I can't face on my own, and Grayson needs me to help him just as much as I need him. He's a temptation I can't ignore nor deny. I have the power to unmask the hidden enemy and he has the power to take them down.

But only if I can embrace the heritage I’ve avoided for so long…

Fae Cursed by Dyan Chick - 3 Stars ***


A war over the future of magic holds two worlds in the balance.

Ara finds herself in the middle of a world she never knew existed when she is forced to join an immortal traveling circus.

She quickly discovers that when it comes to the Rose Circus, nothing is as it seems. The group she’s traveling with are cursed members of the Fae who have had their magic stolen, which protects them from their enemies.

Powerful Fae, Sayge, and Dark Fae are in a war that spans two realms. The members of the Circus are cursed, and Ara, as a human, could break the curse. But that puts a deadly target on her back. Because some curses aren’t meant to be broken, and some happily ever afters are hard to come by.

Somehow, Ara finds herself in the middle of the war.  And as the war between the Fae escalates, she’ll have to choose a side. In a world where nothing is as it seems, and magic hides in plain sight, will Ara discover her own legacy of magic?

Fae of Fortune by J P Logsdon & Eric Quinn Knowles
3 Stars ***


Half fae. Half mage. All trouble.


Savannah Sage always wanted to be a cop in the Paranormal Police Department. As a half fae, she has plenty to prove. Being placed in charge of the department’s rejects wasn’t exactly what she had in mind.

With a neurotic werewolf, a vampire who thinks he's James Bond, and a murderous pink teddy bear, she has her work cut out for her.

When Sage discovers the fae are stealing magic gems to build a super weapon, her chief doesn’t believe her. To stop the fae, Sage has to turn her team of misfits into the department’s best. If she fails, it’s the end of her career.

Or worse...

That's it for me.  I hope you see something you like.  As always, thank you for stopping by.

~Michelle

Saturday, December 8, 2018

My Week in Review: 12/1/18-12/8/18


I am super excited about this weeks books because it is one of my all time favorite genre's and I was so lucky to have new releases in a couple of my favorite series.  :)  Can you guess this weeks theme?  :)

This weeks theme: Zombies

Zombie Road V by David A. Simpson - 5 Stars *****


Book 5 in the Zombie Road Series.

The beautiful saga about surviving the zombie apocalypse that David Simpson created continues. This book focuses on the relationship between Jessie, The Disfigured Road Angel, and Scarlet, the daughter of the high priest of the Anubis cult. They are both damaged, young and have to bear a heavy burden for their age. Both have powers beyond human capacity. Both are the children and heirs to their fathers legacy and empires and they should be mortal enemies, not kinda sorta like each other...

Exodus by Adrienne Lecter - 5 Stars *****


They are here to find the cure—in a secret laboratory hidden underneath a metropolis overrun by zombies. What could possibly go wrong?

Finding the French Resistance was only the first step in achieving their mission. With impossible odds looming ahead, Bree is forced to bury the hatchet and work with Bucky Hamilton and his men to get to their destination—a secret underground lab previously part of the serum project that might just hold the most valuable thing on earth: a cure for the zombie virus. 

Too bad that it’s located in Paris, a city that had a population ranging in the millions before the apocalypse happened—and as they are to find out soon, things went down very different in Europe from what they have gotten used to in the States. 

Can they find the cure—and can they even get to where it might be stored? And, more importantly—is the cure the actual reason Hamilton was sent to breach that lab? Time will tell—if they don’t run out of people first.

The Infected: NightFall by Joseph Zuko - 5 Stars *****


Jim and Karen Blackmore have discovered that when it comes to the zombie apocalypse, there is no such thing as safety in numbers. 

Between their separate groups of survivors is a city of the living dead, hungry for flesh and growing in numbers by the minute. As Jim and his newly minted gang of zombie killers fight their way to his family, Karen fortifies her hideout and prepares for an emergency escape she knows is inevitable. 

As night falls, and their chances of seeing the dawn seem impossible, Jim and Karen's only wish is to reunite as the end of the world begins.

Fight by Gillian Zane - 4 Stars ****


The zombie apocalypse was Alexis Winter's first challenge. It won't be her last.


Life on S-Island hasn’t been easy, but Alexis and her fellow survivors are making the best of their new lives in a post-Z world. Every day is a struggle, a struggle to find food, to keep the zombies from their door and to prepare for anything this new world might throw at them. There is no room for heartache, there is no room for mourning the lost, there is only one focus: the fight for survival. 

And there is definitely no room for love. At least that is what Alexis keeps telling herself.

The Renegades: Fortress by Jack Hunt - 4 Stars ****


After tackling vicious city gangs, hordes of the undead and escaping Salt Lake City, this daring band of misfits are forever changed. But the nightmare of this apocalypse is not over. Torn apart as a group, but having gained new allies, they must now battle for survival as they head to NORAD. 

But when they stumble on a group who offer safety within a fortress, and another that seeks to kill, one hasty decision may destroy them all.

Woo-Hoo, Zombies!  I know, I know.  LOL

I hope you are reading something great.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle