Saturday, January 21, 2017

Books Read: 1/15/17 - 1/22/17

Last week I tried a couple of new to me authors.  All of these books I downloaded using Kindle Unlimited.  

As chaos looms, a warrior queen is reborn

Scholar Diana Laughton can't shake her terrible nightmares. Dreams of battle, dreams of blood... dreams so vivid she's living them day and night. When demons invade her quiet life and she flees to Scotland, she fears she might be going mad. Or perhaps she's remembering a past life she never knew existed...

In the midst of betrayal, he must protect her

Mythean Guardian Cadan Trinovante is haunted by a tortured history he shared with Boudica, Ancient Britain's warrior queen. Now that she's been reincarnated and given a deadly task, he vows to protect her. He won't let her uncover the truth about their past. It would make her hate him--a fate he refuses to accept.

To succumb to seduction could prove fatal

Thrown together in a shadowy world that exists alongside our own, Diana must learn to fight the demonic forces that want her dead. When Diana attempts to seduce Cadan for information about her past, he aches to claim her. His greatest battle will be resisting a passion that has lasted centuries... and is prophesied to destroy them both.

3 Stars ***

Magic was never part of ex-cop and PI, Robert Hoskins' world. 

But after battling what turned out to be three wizards carrying magic wands his life just became more complicated. A well placed shot by one of the mages has cracked a spell that protected Robert from his past...a past he never knew...a past he's not sure he wants. Robert's destiny has caught up with him...but is he ready for it?

Do Demons, Gods, Elves, and Faeries really exist? Are Vampires truly the children of Lilith? Robert didn't believe it at first either.

4 Stars ****

Show me an amateur conjurer, and I’ll stop him before he gets himself killed.

That’s the idea, anyway. But New York City isn’t what it used to be, and I don’t mean the recent crash.

Amateur casters are calling up creatures they shouldn’t be able to. And there’s been a murder at the city’s most hallowed cathedral, a message in blood on the victim’s back the NYPD wants me to interpret, like yesterday.

Something tells me I’m in over my head. And that’s not just Chinatown’s newest mob boss, a scary-powerful vampire, or my possessed cat talking.

No matter how much magic I hurl, worse keeps chasing bad, and I’m amassing enemies like they’re aluminum cans.

Did I mention the end of the world might be nigh?

Damn. Maybe I’m the amateur here.

3 Stars *** 

A murder suspect? Well, that sucks.

My name is Mackenzie Adams and I'm a witch. Excuse me. Mage. The Council hates it when I use that term. I'm a Healer and Lightning Mage, which means I have the ability to cheat death and fry my enemies with a flick of my wrist.

Feeling the oppression from the Council of Mage and Magical Affairs to use me for my Healer ability, I yearn for independence. Yet even when a detective stops by my video game store late one night and informs me that I'm a suspect of a recent murder, the Council continues to pursue me. With the help of my magical gamer friends and hot new boyfriend, I must go undercover to find the mage responsible before another body I'm connected to ends up dead.

Not only do I battle external enemies throughout the city of Blackwood, but evidence mounts that necromancy and dark magic are at play. It will require all my magic training to stop the unknown foe from killing more innocent people and clear my name before the lure of dark magic grabs me, too.

3 Stars ***

A missing royal. A love triangle. Can Maxine crack the case before her heart is ripped in two?

Maxine Brodeur has spent the past year recovering from a devastating breakup with Prince Arthur -- the realm’s future king. She’s kept a low profile as a half-human/half-demon, spending her days running “Doomed Cases,” a private supernatural agency.

After illegally revealing her powers to save a human girl from attack, she gets an ominous letter bearing the royal seal. Rather than being punished, Maxine is hired to find the young, kidnapped Prince George. Back in the secretive life of the royals, she must learn to work alongside sexy detective Zachary Quinton.

Her new partner has no respect for the rules, and her ex-lover Arthur is doing everything he can to win her back. Will Maxine find the missing prince quickly or will she cause another royal scandal in the process?

3 Stars ***

Necromancer Kris Chase's purpose is simple. Blindly raise the dead for the primary elite, self necro-governed group, the Center. 

The problem is, she couldn't care less about what the Center expects from her. Instead, she is more content with snuffing out the life-force from every vile creature she can get her hands on; the same monsters her brethren indiscriminately create… for the right price.

Until the life of someone dear to her is threatened.

With the stakes raised insurmountably, she finds herself bound by desperation to create the very darkness she always fought against being consumed by, going against everything she has ever believed in.

3 Stars ***

Bo Blackman is a rookie private investigator working for the London based firm of Dire Straits.

She doesn't often get triber-based assignments, which is just as well. Vampires and daemons don't interest her as much as humans do. However, when she has to serve a summons on a dodgy daemon called Devlin O'Shea and she ends up saving his life instead of being framed for his murder, her life takes a shocking turn for the worse.

And when the vampire Families start involving themselves too, Bo no longer knows where to turn...

4 Stars ****

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1 comment:

Anna said...

Some of those have some amazing covers. :)