Category: Popular Fiction

Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Posted November 20, 2017 by Minx
Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer gave life to the character of Princess Diana! Everyone knows who Wonder Woman is but this story made her come alive for me. I found it just magnificent the amount of thought that was put into describing the Amazons and how they came to be. The world building was very detailed and I could clearly imagine the island of Themyscira and the warrior women who inhabited it. […]


Review: Mistletoe Magic by Amanda Siegrist

Posted November 17, 2017 by Minx
Review: Mistletoe Magic by Amanda Siegrist

What a sweet story Mistletoe Magic was! I was not sure at first how I felt about Officer Aiden Crowl because he was quite a jerk. I loved Theresa Brennen’s character though. She was a sweet small-town girl who may not have had the best of opportunities but she made do with what she had. Despite growing up on the wrong side of town she was not jaded and was satisfied […]


Review: Captured Memories by Katherine McIntyre

Posted November 16, 2017 by Minx
Review: Captured Memories by Katherine McIntyre

Captured Memories is the third installment in a multi-author series about a mystical café called Cupid’s Café. It is from this café that invitations are sent out to individuals who need it most. The invitations go out to two people who are broken or hurting in some way and someone feels that together they would be whole. They are given an invitation but it is up to them to accept […]


Review: Die Before You Wake by D.A. Bale

Posted November 15, 2017 by Minx
Review: Die Before You Wake by D.A. Bale

Die Before You Wake is the fourth book in The Bartender Babe Chronicles and I really enjoyed the changes that have taken place for this cast of characters. This series follows Vicki Bohanan through a series of misadventures where she manages to get herself in some crazy and life-threatening situations. Definitely no shortage of humor and snark in this series and I love it! With the help of her best […]


Review: Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill

Posted November 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill

I bought Flamingo Road a few months past because it looked like an interesting book. I was intrigued that it revolved around crime, horses, and the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau. The TRPB is a real agency, which I knew absolutely nothing about before I read this book. If you want to check it out here is a LINK to the home page of the organization. Pretty cool, right? Fia McKee […]


Mini-Review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Posted November 9, 2017 by Minx
Mini-Review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly

I was excited to read The Late Show because I am a fan of the Harry Bosch series and was looking forward to reading a story with a female lead detective from Author Michael Connelly. I will say that the lead detective in this story reminded me a lot of Detective Antoinette Conway from the Dublin Murder Squad series by Author Tana French. So, if you are a fan of that series then this book […]


Review: Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

Posted November 7, 2017 by Minx
Review: Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

Out of the Ordinary is the second book in the Apart from the Crowd series and I absolutely loved that this book included the original cast of characters from book one. I love it when a cast of characters are developed and then they are carried through a series, it just adds to the overall story for me. This story though was focused on the relationship between Gertrude Cadwalader and Harrison […]


Review & Giveaway: Ready For Wild by Liora Blake

Posted November 6, 2017 by Minx
Review & Giveaway: Ready For Wild by Liora Blake

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Ready for Wild was my first taste of Author Liora Blake’s writing style and I am hooked. This book is the third and final installment of the Grand Valley series. Although I had not read the previous books I was not at a loss with the story, it can be read as a standalone. I think the only […]


Review: Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Posted November 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Behind the Scenes is a series starter for the Apart from the Crowd series. I was first turned onto Author Jen Turano’s work with the A Class of Their Own series and when I learned that she had a new series starting, I was very excited to start reading. Took me a bit of time to start reading Behind the Scenes but it is just adorable and I found it […]


Review: A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Katie Baldwin

Posted November 2, 2017 by Minx
Review: A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Katie Baldwin

A Kiss to Build a Dream On is a sweet contemporary romance! Bethany Michaels is an average librarian who is content with her daily life for the most part. Since the death of her family she has led a rather isolated life with not too much in the way of personal relationships and that is the one thing that she wishes she had more of. One day as she was […]


Review & Excerpt: The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet

Posted November 1, 2017 by Minx
Review & Excerpt: The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet

This is my stop during the bookstagram blitz for The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet. This bookstagram blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. This bookstagram blitz runs from 31 October till 6 November. ***Check out the Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: The Right Kind of Reckless is the second book in the Reckless Hearts trilogy. This series follows three former Marines, Collin, Max […]


Review Short Story Collection: Deadman’s Tome Final Contact

Posted October 31, 2017 by Minx
Review Short Story Collection: Deadman’s Tome Final Contact

Deadman’s Tome Final Contact is a collection of eight short stories that all fit nicely into the science fiction genre. Each story is independent of each other but share the common theme of finality. For a sampling of what to expect you can look forward to space exploration, aggressive aliens, asteroid mining, wormholes, children being used as vessels, alien octopods, and echoes of a past revisited. As you can see […]


Review & Giveaway: Chosen by R.S. Broadhead

Posted October 30, 2017 by Minx
Review & Giveaway: Chosen by R.S. Broadhead

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: I will freely admit to being a pussycat when it comes to anything horror but I still can’t help wanting to read it. I gave Chosen a five-star rating because for me it gave me all sorts of feels. Feelings like horrified, grossed out, stricken just to name a few, and the ending was as a horror […]


Review: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

Posted October 26, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

I was beyond excited to get The Empress as an advanced read. I loved, loved, LOVED the series starter, The Diabolic, and couldn’t wait to read its sequel. Not mention that both covers are just downright gorgeous, #coverlove! I will admit I was a bit nervous to read The Empress because in some cases the sequel to an amazing book is not nearly as good. I should not have even […]


Review: Murder Over Mochas by Caroline Fardig

Posted October 24, 2017 by Minx
Review: Murder Over Mochas by Caroline Fardig

Murder Over Mochas is the fifth book in a five-book series called A Java Jive Mystery. In this story, Juliet Langley’s ex-fiancé, Scott O’Malley, the total douche who had started all of Juliet’s troubles came back into her life from out of nowhere. He also received a less than welcome reception from Juliet. He was looking for Juliet’s help but why should she help him? He had stolen all her […]


Review: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

Posted October 23, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

My anticipation for The Trouble with Twelfth Grave was filled with excitement and a twinge of reluctance. I was expecting that once again Charley or Reyes would be holding back a big secret that, if only they had been honest with each other, would not have led to landing in hot water. Phewww, this story was really, really good! Love Charley, she is better than ever! As always, I love […]


Review: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

Posted October 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

City of Lies was the type of book that only got better as it went on. At the start, I was introduced to Elizabeth Mile’s character and grifter ways, which I found most interesting. When things went bad with a deal, she wound up taking part in a suffragist march in order to try and throw some thugs off of her trail. Only that did not go as she had […]


🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant 🎄

Posted October 20, 2017 by Minx
🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant 🎄

Let’s just start this review with saying do you not just love the cover for The Christmas Cowboy Hero?! Definitely a case of love at first sight for me! Clayton East was also a yummy character who had a great heart. Although he was not the same man he was before he left for the military he was still a good man. At the start of this story, he was […]


🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: Christmas at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer 🎄

Posted October 19, 2017 by Minx
🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: Christmas at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer 🎄

Christmas at Two Love Lane is the first book in the Two Love Lane series. In this series, there are three women who have had a rough go with love or lack of finding love. They have banded together and with the help of their receptionist they founded ‘Two Love Lane.’ This story features Macy Frost who believes that she is a descendent of Cupid. She and her friends have always […]


🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: Deck the Halls by Donna Alward 🎄

Posted October 18, 2017 by Minx
🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: Deck the Halls by Donna Alward 🎄

Deck the Halls is a Christmastime novella in the Darling, VT series. This is the story of George Reilly, a veteran who blames himself for the loss of someone close to him. A loss so profound that it had left him unable to face anyone from his past. Instead of coming home to friends or family, he slowly lost himself and ended up on the streets. Homeless and alone, George […]