The Bishop’s Girl by Rebecca Burns

Posted February 6, 2017 by Minx
The Bishop’s Girl by Rebecca Burns

I was intrigued at the start of this story. A group of men are gathered around a grave, waiting for a coffin to be revealed. Desecrating a grave is no little thing and everyone is a bit edgy. Then the diggers hit something, but it is not what they expect. It is a soft material; something is in this material. There is a woman wrapped in a tarp laid atop […]


Wucaii by Pembroke Sinclair

Posted February 3, 2017 by Minx
Wucaii by Pembroke Sinclair

This was a very original story. When I read the synopsis about a dragon hybrid I was intrigued. This story focuses on Aelana’s return to her home planet after a five-hundred-year absence. She is very conflicted about this return. She wonders if her sacrifice has been remembered by those that she left behind. Or will they just remember her as the monster they thought she was. We learn about Aelana’s […]


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 […]


Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

Posted February 1, 2017 by Minx
Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

I really dug that this book took place in Mexico and that there were many Aztec gods and goddesses that are either a part of the story or referenced. Really fascinating! I am no expert in the Aztec culture or history but I felt that everything was represented in a realistic fashion. Mr. Blackmoore did a wonderful job in researching and it shows in his characters and urban development. I […]


January 2017 Wrap-Up

Posted January 31, 2017 by Minx
January 2017 Wrap-Up

What a month! I read a lot, reviewed most and recovered from the holiday season. Now I am ready to do a wrap-up. You can check out my goals for January 2017 HERE. I can say that I met my ARC goals and my Indie Author goals, but unfortunately I did not get much time to read off my TBR shelf though. Here was my goal: For the month of […]


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 […]


Flights of Fantasy Update, January 2017

Posted January 30, 2017 by Minx
Flights of Fantasy Update, January 2017

This challenge is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and Rachel of Hello, Chelly. So far this is the only reading challenge that I have entered into for the 2017 year. It is a no pressure challenge as I set my own pace and choose my challenge amount, which is 30. Here are the books that I read and reviewed on the Blog: On this list there are only two books that actually […]


The Haunted Manor: Torn Between Power and Love by Emilia Hartley

Posted January 30, 2017 by Minx
The Haunted Manor: Torn Between Power and Love by Emilia Hartley

A love story that includes malevolent spirits, yes please! I was very interested in reading this book because I wanted to see how well the author could combine true paranormal and romance. For me it was a winner! My favorite part of this book were the angry spirits. The scenes with the spirits were a bit spooky. The writing was well done, I could feel their anger and imagine them […]


Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Posted January 28, 2017 by Minx
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I was first introduced to author Leigh Bardugo when I read the Grisha Trilogy. That series was just spectacular (imagine fireworks and sparkles after this word), so when I read about the first book in this duology, Six of Crows, which is set in the same world as the Grisha books, I had to read it! I adored the first book and this book was even better! How could I […]


One Taste of You by Amanda Siegrist

Posted January 27, 2017 by Minx
One Taste of You by Amanda Siegrist

Hilarious, romantic and with a bit of suspense! The opening scene of this book had me laughing out loud! I felt awful for the main character as she had her self-esteem kicked around and after meeting up with Zeke she had round two of an esteem bashing. Zeke is a bit of a fool. I can’t blame him for his choices because Zoe made things really easy on him to […]


Interview with Author Jane Blythe

Posted January 26, 2017 by Minx
Interview with Author Jane Blythe

Recently I have published a review on the book Three by Jane Blythe which is the 3rd installment in her Count to Ten series. Actually there has been a few reviews on this blog featuring this Author’s work and I thought we could spend a little time getting to know her.   A conversation with Author Jane Blythe Q. So you are a writer with a black belt in Taekwondo […]


The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace

Posted January 25, 2017 by Minx
The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace

I was interested in reading this story because it sounded like the kind of read where you can let yourself fall into the characters. The writing was beautifully descriptive. Almost poetic and filled with flowing prose. For some this writing style may be a turnoff, it just depends on what your tastes are. This story is not just about June and her abandonment. This novel is truly about the inhabitants […]


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 […]


The Amaranthine Chronicles by Tiffany Shand

Posted January 23, 2017 by Minx
The Amaranthine Chronicles by Tiffany Shand

I reviewed a box set of three stories by Author Tiffany Shand. Below I have written a mini-review for each story in the series and given an individual rating per book. Overall I found that there were several aspects to this series that I enjoyed and some that I was meh about. What would have really hit the mark for me was being able to develop an emotional connection to […]


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 Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

Posted January 20, 2017 by Minx
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

An amazing young adult debut that had me on the edge of my seat! I wanted to read this story because the main character is a bounty hunter from a hell called the lowlands. That alone sounded so intriguing and I was thrilled when I got my hands on this book! From the start, I was into X’s character. He just came on the scene appearing so strong and confident […]


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 […]


It’s You Book Two by Katy Regnery

Posted January 17, 2017 by Minx
It’s You Book Two by Katy Regnery

This review is on the second book from the It’s You duology. When books are sectioned into halves and you loved the first book you wonder if the second half will live up to your expectations. Yes! Yes! Yes! This book was everything I wanted and more. From start to finish it is a roller coaster of emotion, angst and desire. Where the first part of this duology was the […]


The Pruxnae Series by Lucy Varna

Posted January 16, 2017 by Minx
The Pruxnae Series by Lucy Varna

I came across this series this past summer and found it to be fascinating! Currently there are four books in this series and since I have read them all I decided to do a post that had all four books with a mini-review of each. Thief of Hearts Book (The Pruxnae #2) On the eve of her appointment to the ranks of the elite Queen’s Guard, Alna Lomig bumps into […]