Category: Popular Fiction

Knock Before You Enter by D.A. Bale

Posted March 8, 2017 by Minx
Knock Before You Enter by D.A. Bale

Knock Before You Enter is the third book in the Bartender Babe Chronicles. It follows Vicki as she heads off to Louisiana to spend a week on vacation with her best friend Janine at Janine’s grandmother’s estate. Too bad Janine’s brother, George, is also there. That character is such a creep. Vicki has not been to the De’Laruse estate in years and much has changed. Addie the De’Laruse matriarch has […]


Charity’s Wrath by Jane Blythe

Posted March 6, 2017 by Minx
Charity’s Wrath by Jane Blythe

There is never anything about Author Jane Blythe’s writing that is warm and fuzzy. Her writing style is gritty, edgy and in your face. She is not afraid to explore the darker side of an unhealthy love. While reading her books I am always appalled at the sinister side of humanity she conveys and shocked at how the character’s act and react. It always resonates with me though how her […]


The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

Posted February 2, 2017 by Minx
The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

The devil crept in is no joke. This is a horrific tale of two cousins and how their lives were affected by a creature from the pits of hell. I am not a horror genre aficionado but I do enjoy the occasional pulse pounding suspense that comes from reading a good horror book. This book delivered that as well as a side of gore. The book is divided into three […]


Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan

Posted January 31, 2017 by Minx
Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan

Laura Mori’s character is a newbie about to get a crack at her first case. She is written as competent, intelligent and a slightly naïve woman who wants to make a difference in her life and the lives of others. I enjoyed that her character is of the Japanese ethnicity. She is no wilting waif and I love protagonist diversity. Throughout the story you will also see her struggle with […]


Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

Posted January 24, 2017 by Minx
Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

This is the third installment in the Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery series and I am finding that I am just loving this series! This story starts directly after the end of the “Taste of Christmas” novella. Izzy and Connor have just spent a few days together but duty calls and they need to get back to the real world. Their employment with the Taste Society can makes things quite […]


Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler

Posted January 21, 2017 by Minx
Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler

Now I cannot say that I have read every Bryant & May book out there but I have read a few and I can say that this for me was one of my favorites. The last book I had read was at the beginning of Arthur’s mental deterioration so to have a conclusion to that saga was quite nice. This story starts out on rather a low note for the […]


The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

Posted January 19, 2017 by Minx
The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

The Sour Taste of Suspicion is the third book of the Angel Lake Mystery Series. This is the first book that I have read from Author CeeCee James and it was a delightful cozy mystery. It was enjoyable how the story gave an old time feel but was set in the current day and age. Elise is the protagonist in this series with the aid of her best friend Lavina. […]


Three by Jane Blythe

Posted January 18, 2017 by Minx
Three by Jane Blythe

Having read the previous two books in the Count to Ten series I can say that in order to appreciate this book fully you need to read the prior books. This story includes the killers from the previous two books and brings them together in a bizarre and twisted way. In addition, the main protagonists from the first two books are also intertwined in this plot. What follows is a […]


The Opposition by Alicia Bryant

Posted January 13, 2017 by Minx
The Opposition by Alicia Bryant

I wanted to read this book because it seemed to be a light-hearted legal fiction with an element of romance. It was everything I anticipated and more. I found the entire story to be an entertaining, humorous, and a charming read! This story follows Sophia Grant an attorney who deals mainly with corporate clientele. When her best friend Michael is accused of leaking trade secrets he asks Sophia is she […]


Three Fat Singletons by J.M. Bartholomew

Posted January 12, 2017 by Minx
Three Fat Singletons by J.M. Bartholomew

When you read this story, you need to keep in mind is that it is written in British English and it is heavy in slang. This story follows around three main characters who share a bond of friendship. The main thread running through this story is that they are all looking for love and in the case of this book, it is in all the wrong places. The real draw […]


Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady by Tammy Andresen

Posted January 10, 2017 by Minx
Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady by Tammy Andresen

I was very excited to get my hands on this book. When I read the previous installment in this series, Taming a Duke’s Wild Rose, I was introduced to the character of Elizabeth “Isla” Maddox. Even better was that there was a sneak peek of this story in the back of that book! I was hooked and snapped at the chance to read this story as soon as possible. Daring, […]


Reckless Creed by Alex Kava

Posted January 7, 2017 by Minx
Reckless Creed by Alex Kava

I really enjoyed the previous two books in this series, Ryder Creed. It made me very excited to get this book into my hands and see where things had gone with Ryder and his dogs. What I was not expecting was a thriller that brushes against a reality that is so terrifying. It is one of those situations that could be potentially happening now. I haven’t read a book that […]


A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

Posted January 4, 2017 by Minx
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

It can never be denied that author Deanna Raybourn knows how to write a great mystery. I absolutely love reading a book that carries a mystery until the bitter end with plenty of twists and turns on the way. This newest book in the Veronica Speedwell Series delivered just that. In this installment I find that some of the criticisms I had for the first book have been resolved but some of […]


Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

Posted December 27, 2016 by Minx
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

What do I adore about this story? That a rugged, hard-edged fella was not an alpha male with caveman issues. Patrick O’Doul had some personal issues stemming from childhood and although they were not dealt with at the start of this story he still was a functioning human being. Yes! More please! It was lovely that it was Ariana Bettini who called the shots and that he was okay with […]


Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Posted December 17, 2016 by Minx
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Terrific Tuesday post from 09/06/2016 The year is coming to an end; can you believe it?! I am trying to follow-up with some of my previous Terrific Tuesday postings before the end of the year. Today’s book, Empire of Storms, is a fantastic installment in the Throne of Glass series by Author Sarah J. Mass (SJM). Honestly, the Throne of Glass series is so developed at this point; I feel […]


Two by Jane Blythe

Posted December 16, 2016 by Minx
Two by Jane Blythe

Author Jane Blythe writes a dark crime thriller that tells a twisted story of apathy, degradation and crime that should only take place in our nightmares. It was brutal and told with such conviction that it left me feeling disturbed at times. This is a story that makes the idea of “keep it secret, keep it safe” appalling. From the start of the book I was engrossed and also grossed […]


Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake

Posted December 14, 2016 by Minx
Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake

A great friends to lovers romance with plenty of action, suspense, and ooh la la. For fans of the Ryder Creed Series by Alex Kava, if you wish that series had all that plus romance and sexy times then this is a book for you! This is a third installment in the True Heroes series and what’s lovely is that there are scenes that include previous characters from the other […]


Pirate by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell

Posted December 10, 2016 by Minx
Pirate by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell

Terrific Tuesday Post from 09/13/2016 Now that I have more time to read what I want to; I am breaking out the Terrific Tuesdays books that I had previously bought. Yes, I actually buy all my Terrific Tuesday book posts, hmmm now getting time to read them is a bit more of a challenge. I have an entire bookshelf full of my TT books to read, just staring at me […]


Taming A Duke’s Wild Rose by Tammy Andresen

Posted December 8, 2016 by Minx
Taming A Duke’s Wild Rose by Tammy Andresen

Exciting, romantic, and heartfelt! I tore through this book in a matter of hours. It is a fantastic read that I could not put down. Something that is nice, even though I did not read the first book I did check out the series and I can say that the previous protagonists from the first book in this series are written into a few scenes in this story. So, if […]


Infamous by Lori Sizemore

Posted December 7, 2016 by Minx
Infamous by Lori Sizemore

Believable, charismatic and entertaining! This storyline is not one you would run across that often and I love that. It is written as realistically as I can imagine. After all I am not familiar with the lifestyles of the rich and famous 🙂 but I could see that this is how it might go down. This story is told from the alternating viewpoints of Justine and Sawyer. I love, love, […]