Last week was a good reading for me - if a short one. The grandbaby decided to visit early and honestly, last week is a blur. :)
Here are the books I want to share with you today.
Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein - 4 Stars ****
Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.
Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.
As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies—my ancestors—were beginning to awaken.
Blood Crossed by John P Logsdon & Christopher P Young
4 Stars ****
A Retriever. A Reaper. A nefarious criminal who is turning normals into vampire zombies.
The Netherworld Paranormal Police Department's toughest Retriever, Piper Shaw, is sent to track down an escaped prisoner. When it comes out that the escapee, Gallien Cross, is the guy who was originally involved in turning normals into vampire zombies, Piper finds herself in a battle that will put her immortality to the test. But in order to capture Cross, she must first figure out a way to track the man and take him down before he gets too powerful. To make matters worse, she has to bring a rookie by the name of Reaper Payne along for the ride…
The duo has to battle through tough goons, vampire zombies, and Cross himself. But things aren't always what they seem, and when she finally learns the full story, it may just be too late for everyone…
Covert Fae by C N Crawford - 3 Stars ***
To live, I must tempt the angels of death.
A fae like me shouldn't have to hide her power. But in the world of the Great Nightmare, magic makes me a target. It’s been eighteen months since the angels of the apocalypse ripped our world apart.
Now, I've gotten the chance to fight back against the terrifyingly seductive angels. I've joined a secret organization of spies known as the Order. And I’m going undercover in the angels' court.
Problem is, I have to pretend to be someone I’m not: an alluring succubus. If I don't fool them, the fate of the world will lie in ruins.
I can't let that happen. The angels tried to destroy my world. Now it’s my turn to unleash my powers--and ravage theirs.
The Undercover Witch by Gina LaManna - 3 Stars ***
My mother says trouble began the day I was born, but I’d disagree. I think trouble started the day I crashed my broomstick into an undercover cop car.
My name is Ainsley Shaw, and I’m a Guardian Witch. The title sounds fancier than it is—really, I’m a glorified bodyguard for magical people. I love my job, and I’m good at it… most days.
Except today. While I was flying around town on my broomstick thinking about life, love, and the latest episode of The Bachelor, I zoned out and ran smack dab into the taillights of a speeding police cruiser. Unfortunately, the man inside was a human cop, which made explaining how I appeared from thin air in the middle of a crime scene a bit of a challenge.
Now, the police think I’m trouble—not least of all Detective Hotterson, the one responsible for denting my shiny new broomstick. Which means that if I can’t find the real bad guys before I’m put in jail, I’ll be locked away for a crime I didn’t commit.
However, when magic is involved, things are never as simple as they appear...
That's my week in review. I hope you are reading something wonderful.
As always, thanks for stopping by.