Sunday, February 26, 2017

Books Read 2/18/17 - 2/25/17

Another week has flown by with more new to me authors.  I must admit that I am one of those people who judge a book by its' cover - some of these have great ones.

Dance By Midnight by Phaedra Weldon   

A chance reunion with an old friend searching for his missing daughter delays Dags's own quest to find his past when he volunteers to help. But when a Witch discovers the daughter was taken by Faeries, Dags learns the Faerie Realms hold much more than just strange denizens.

Can Dags survive an Angel's wrath, a flesh eating Changeling, and a mad Faerie queen? Will he find the answers to his past?

4 Stars****

Dead Man by Domino Finn

I'm Cisco Suarez: necromancer, shadow charmer, black magic outlaw.

Sounds kinda cool, doesn't it? It was, right until I woke up half dead in a dumpster. Did I say half dead? Because I meant 100% dead. Full on. I don't do things halfway. So here I am, alive for some reason, just another sunny day in Miami. It's a perfect paradise, except I'm into something bad.

Wanted by police, drenched in the stink of dark magic, nether creatures coming out of the woodwork, and don't get me started on the Haitian voodoo gang. Trust me, it's all fun and games until there's a zombie pit bull on your tail. I'm Cisco Suarez: necromancer, shadow charmer, black magic outlaw, and totally screwed.

4 Stars****

Ghost in the Canteen By Jen Rasmussen

Homicidal toddlers, demon serial killers, handsome dead guys. Not to mention the PTA. Lydia Trinket has a few challenges, but she's got it all (mostly) under control. Until she goes to banish a poltergeist, and he banishes her instead.

Then Lydia is trapped in a netherworld with all the spirits she's sent there, and her long career as a ghost hunter looks a lot less successful from this side. She's surrounded by enemies in a constantly shifting landscape of dangers, where the whims of the dead outrank the laws of reality.

Survival would be good. Escape would be better. But Lydia is about to discover that there's no such thing as home free.

3 Stars***

Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas

Newbie vampire Alyssa never asked for this life, but now it's all she has. Rescued from death by Lysander, the aloof and sexy leader of the Peregrinus vampire clan, she barely has a chance to break in her sharp little fangs before her immortality is put to the test.

Kallisto, an ancient and vindictive vampire queen - and Lysander's old mate - wants nothing less than final death for her former lover and his new toy. She's not above letting the Acta Sanctorum, and its greatest vampire hunter, Santino, know exactly where Alyssa and the clan can be found.

With danger looming on the horizon and the vampire hunters closing in, Alyssa will have to find the strength to accept this terrifying new reality. There's no turning back now. It's either, Carpe Noctem (seize the night), or final death.

3 Stars***

Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode

Treena is nervous for Rating Day. A single number will brand her forever—a valuable citizen, or a pathetic waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident their scores will coincide so they can attend the academy together. 

But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone. 

To get her life and boyfriend back, she must go undercover and expose a military spy. Doesn’t sound too hard, except that someone wants her dead. And then there’s Vance, the mysterious soldier with a haunted past and beautiful brown eyes. Together, they discover a dark numbers conspiracy, one that shatters the nation’s future. Treena must join up with Vance if she is to survive the dangerous game of numbers—and the terrible war that rages within her heart.

3 Stars***

Princess Dracula by John Patrick Kennedy

All power comes at a price...

Ruxandra learned everything she knows while growing up in a convent. Training to be the perfect nobleman's wife, she relishes the prospect of a simple life. But everything changes when her father, Vlad Dracula, retrieves her on her eighteenth birthday. Securing her a marriage is the last thing he has in mind...

After he performs a mysterious ritual over her, Ruxandra gains uncontrollable supernatural powers. Alone, terrified, and faced with an unknown future, she is left to forge a new life for herself. There's only one thing she knows: if she doesn't learn to control her unnatural instincts, she'll destroy every last shred of her humanity.

3 Stars***

Witch Is When It All Began by Adele Abbott

When the going gets tough...

Private investigator, Jill Gooder, has been hired to find a serial killer because, as usual, the police can't buy a clue. Jill, the not so proud owner of a crazy, one-eyed cat, probably can't expect too much help from her PA/Secretary, Mrs V, who spends all day knitting.
And just in case all of that wasn't bad enough, Jill's just about to discover she's a witch.

...break out the custard creams.

3 Stars***

Threshold by Jeff Olah

The End of the World was Only the Beginning

Mason Thomas wasn't prepared when the devastation began that morning. No one was.

Six days ago reports of a mysterious illness began surfacing around the globe. The infection took hold quickly and destroyed everything in its path. The infected were seen attacking and actually devouring their victims. Those unfortunate enough to be caught out in the open were the first to fall. Millions perished every hour.

The world was told not to panic, that there wasn't anything to worry about, that these were isolated events. This morning, as he fought to return to his family, Mason Thomas quickly realized that nothing was what it seemed, the world had been forever changed.

The Dead Years follows Mason Thomas, a separated husband and father of one, as he and a small group of survivors fight to stay alive at the end of the world.

THRESHOLD is their story.

3 Stars***

All of these books I read using Kindle Unlimited.

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