Category: Realistic Fiction

Review, Q&A, Giveaway: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Posted September 21, 2017 by Minx
Review, Q&A, Giveaway: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Curses, goblins, and romance, Oh my! The Goblins of Bellwater may have been inspired by the poem “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti but it definitely has its own creative flair. Skye Darwen and her sister Livy Darwen had plenty of whimsy and creativity when they were children. Skye being a young adult still held on to some of her childhood whimsy of fairy tale folk skirting around in the woods […]


Review: Mackenzie’s Trust by Jane Blythe

Posted September 21, 2017 by Minx
Review: Mackenzie’s Trust by Jane Blythe

Mackenzie’s Trust is the second novella from the Flashes of Fate series. In this story, I was quickly caught up in the nightmare that was Mackenzie’s reality. Let me tell you that it was not a situation I ever want to encounter myself. It was an absolutely terrifying scenario to consider! I loved how I was able to feel Mackenzie’s fear, loathing, and anxiety from the start of this short […]


Review: Paint by Murder by Amanda Siegrist

Posted September 16, 2017 by Minx
Review: Paint by Murder by Amanda Siegrist

Paint by Murder was inspired by the daughters of Author Amanda Siegrist. Once a week her daughters will give her prompts for her flash fiction posts and she will choose one and write a short post, essentially a chapter, based on that prompt. This story started with the prompt “I never paint…” and voila an idea was born. Although it started out as just a blurb it quickly morphed into […]


Review: Where Dreams Merge by Maureen Driscoll

Posted September 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: Where Dreams Merge by Maureen Driscoll

Where Dreams Merge is the second book in the Jasmine Cottage series. In this series, the Moore sisters had always lived out in the country but when their mother and father left for the Orient the sisters rented a small cottage to live in. This cottage, which they nicknamed the Jasmine cottage, was rented from their childhood friend Lord Audsley. The sisters soon faced reduced circumstances as their grandfather died […]


Review: Hot Pursuit by Julie Ann Walker

Posted September 8, 2017 by Minx
Review: Hot Pursuit by Julie Ann Walker

Hot Pursuit is the eleventh book in the Black Knights Inc. series. Black Knights Inc. is a covert government defense firm run under the guise of being a motorcycle repair shop. This firm takes on the missions that could not or would not be “sanctioned” by the government. The employees are a mix of ex-CIA operatives and other military backgrounds. This story is definitely non-stop action and suspense with some serious […]


Review: Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole with Excerpt

Posted September 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole with Excerpt

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Sunsets at Seaside was a cute and swoony romance. I thought the setting was quite superb. I could really see the cottages nestled in between Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It was a nice setting for a summertime romance. Jessica Ayers as a character was just a sweet little thing with her naivety and eagerness […]


Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Posted September 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

I was enthralled with the idea of a female Sherlock Holmes and was beyond thrilled to get an advanced reader copy of A Conspiracy in Belgravia. This story is the second installment in the Lady Sherlock series and it was truly a fun read. The mystery was layered and oh so good! This story starts directly after the conclusion of the first book, A Study in Scarlet Women, and this […]


Release Day Review: There’s Something About Vegas By Ember Raine Winters

Posted August 31, 2017 by Minx
Release Day Review: There’s Something About Vegas By Ember Raine Winters

There’s Something about Vegas is a story that took a different direction than what I have come to expect from Author Ember-Raine Winters. I thoroughly enjoy her other work and this story was no exception. The story starts with Rissa waking up in Vegas with regrets and leaving like a thief in the night. All she remembers from that night is waking up with an arm draped around her. Fast […]


Review: Going Dark by Monica McCarty

Posted August 29, 2017 by Minx
Review: Going Dark by Monica McCarty

In Going Dark, Dan Warren was a gruff dive boat captain whose manners are nothing short of rude. He has no interest in taking some tree huggers out on the sea to protest a drilling rig’s presence. Dan Warren was just trying to keep a low profile, he was following orders. Dan Warren was actually Dean Baylor, the senior chief SEAL team member from the missing and presumed dead SEAL […]


Review: Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan

Posted August 27, 2017 by Minx
Review: Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan

Shadow Reaper is the second book in the Shadow Riders series and I love the characters from this series. The Ferraro family, they stick together through thick and thin. There are even the cousins from New York who are willing to jump in whenever help is needed. I just love the sense of familia that I get whenever I read a book from this series! In this story, Ricco Ferraro […]


Review: Take to the Limit by Dawn Ryder

Posted August 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: Take to the Limit by Dawn Ryder

I will admit that when I considered reading Take to the Limit from the Unbroken Heroes series I was a little apprehensive. The idea of a guy sleeping with two sisters and having a relationship with one of the sounded like the type of drama that I steer away from. I was beyond relieved that the Author handled that situation well and there were essentially no love triangles. Still not a […]


Review: On the Chase by Katie Ruggle

Posted August 24, 2017 by Minx
Review: On the Chase by Katie Ruggle

On the Chase is the second novel in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. At the start of this story we meet Kaylee who is dating a man that she thinks to be perfect. Her best friend though feels otherwise about him. Kaylee should have listened to her best friend’s wisdom because while at a dinner hosted at her date’s relatives Kaylee stumbles upon a horrifying situation. I really enjoyed […]


Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Posted August 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Odd and True is brilliantly written! I was kept on the edge of my seat always wondering what was going to happen next, if the monsters were real or not. This story gave me the whole “what is hiding around the next corner” feeling. It was tantalizing to my spidey senses. When I chose to read this book, it was because I really wanted a fast and furious monster hunt […]


Review: The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes

Posted August 18, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes

The Victoria in My Head is a laugh-out-loud debut novel that is the perfect blend of intensity, awareness, and possibilities. This story is told in the first person by Victoria, a Cuban-American who dreams of more than her boring every day existence. When suddenly she becomes, upon sight, positively smitten with a gorgeous boy, she decides that now is the moment! The moment where she does something amazing! Now is […]


Review: Storm of Attraction by Lily Black

Posted August 16, 2017 by Minx
Review: Storm of Attraction by Lily Black

Storm of Attraction is an action-packed second chance romance. Alexa is a black belt instructor at Crouching Tiger, a studio that has been teaching the local community the art and mantra’s behind the martial arts. When her old flame comes back to Willowdale, Alexa is not thrilled. Especially once she learns that Drew is interested in opening up a mixed martial arts studio that will be in direct competition with […]


Review: Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey

Posted August 15, 2017 by Minx
Review: Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey

When I first saw the cover to Disorderly Conduct and read the synopsis I thought it was going to be a fun read. I mean a romance with a police cadet and a nothing serious kinda girl sounds like there is going to be a lot of humor, romance, and drama. The story starts out like I expected but as it went on it became exceedingly romantic. I was not […]


Review: Mary Poser by Angel A

Posted August 11, 2017 by Minx
Review: Mary Poser by Angel A

The first thing I must say is I love the play on words for this title. Spanish for butterfly: Mariposa and the Title: Mary Poser.  Too cute! If that was never the intention well then, I think I am clever anyway. 🤣 Mary Poser is written as a conventional southern woman. She comes from a religious family with her father being the local Pastor. Her background has led her to be […]


Review: Mr. Prescott by Carlos Dash with Giveaway

Posted August 8, 2017 by Minx
Review: Mr. Prescott by Carlos Dash with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: I am a fan of romance and an older man romance is not the kind you read every day. So, I was excited to get my hands on the book Mr. Prescott. ….ha ha ha..is this the conversation we have when I realize that I am getting old? That is beside the point but I will say […]


The Thirteenth Gate by Kat Ross with Giveaway

Posted August 5, 2017 by Minx
The Thirteenth Gate by Kat Ross with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: There are two story lines that are happening simultaneously in The Thirteenth Gate but there is also a point where they intersect. The investigation of partners Lady Vivienne Cumberland and Alec Lawrence take place in London. They are after a man that Lady Vivienne suspected as being Jack the Ripper but lacked enough proof to bring him […]


Flash Point by Ronelle Antoinette

Posted August 4, 2017 by Minx
Flash Point by Ronelle Antoinette

Flash Point is the second book in the Elemental Trials series. I flew through this book! Flew. Through. It. What a captivating read, I could not get enough. The language and the tone were just perfect for me. I will say though, that this is a book that would be best read in series order. It is helpful to understand the political backdrop that was thoroughly explained in the first […]