A Time of Torment by John Connolly

Posted August 8, 2016 by Minx
A Time of Torment by John Connolly

As my moniker implies I like to flirt across literary genres. I try to dip into mostly every kind of genre and I find I have not read a thriller in a few months. This book, A Time of Torment, hits that note as well as being part horror and part mystery all rolled up into one. I have not read a previous book in the Charlie Parker series and […]


The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Posted August 5, 2016 by Minx
The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

This is another follow-up to a book that made my Terrific Tuesday’s postings. I received the book The Scam as an ARC when it was re-printed by a new publisher. Before then I will honestly say that I had never read a book from either Janet Evanovich or Lee Goldberg (but I had watched the Monk television series that he was a screenwriter on). I absolutely loved The Scam and […]


Interview with Faith Hunter, Author of Blood of the Earth

Posted August 4, 2016 by Minx
Interview with Faith Hunter, Author of Blood of the Earth

Faith Hunter is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Under the pen names of Faith Hunter and Gwen Hunter she has over 33 books in print in 30 countries. ♦♦♦♦ I am very excited today to welcome Faith Hunter to the blog for an exclusive Q&A! She is here to discuss her new book, Blood of the Earth, which is the series starter for the Soulwood Trilogy. I was […]


The Mermaid’s Secret by Katie Schickel

Posted August 3, 2016 by Minx
The Mermaid’s Secret by Katie Schickel

Another one of the novels to hit my Terrific Tuesday’s posting was The Mermaid’s Secret by Katie Schickel. This book came on my radar because I have a weakness for stories about mermaids and mermen. What makes that weakness hilarious is that I do not go into oceans, no day dreaming while on a ship for me. Nonetheless I have a fascination and literature always provides for me, ha ha, […]


United by Melissa Landers Release Date August 02, 2016

Posted August 2, 2016 by Minx
United by Melissa Landers Release Date August 02, 2016

Welcome to another posting for a Terrific Tuesday! Oh yes people, today a book and conclusion to a trilogy comes out! If that is not enough for you there are several other books that are releasing today as well! First lets just say that I am so excited about the release of United by Melissa Landers that only a GIF will do it justice: Yes, this is me….if I were anime […]


Wrap-Up for July 2016

Posted July 31, 2016 by Minx
Wrap-Up for July 2016

Well this has been a very interesting month! I have been very busy reading for challenges, leisure, and some ARC’s. For most of July over at Goodreads Wobble Challenge we were taking part in the book olympics. If you are interested in the exact details of that challenge click HERE. For a brief summary there were five events, Title Relay, Page Jumping, Book into the Distance, Fight Club, and Create a […]


Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Posted July 29, 2016 by Minx
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

I am not going to lie, I judge books by their cover. It is a weakness, 😏. If it had not been for the Wobble Challenge that I am taking part in over at Goodreads I am 100% positive I would have overlooked this gem of a book! It is a short story by the husband wife team that writes under the pen name of Ilona Andrews. I love, love, love […]


The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday

Posted July 28, 2016 by Minx
The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday

The Flame and the Arrow took me by surprise and kept me in a state of delight all the way to the wonderful end! I have repeatedly stated that I do indeed have a weakness for books with lovely cover art, so when I was contacted about this book, big thank you to author Emigh Cannaday, I was hooked on sight! Is that cover not just beautiful? What makes it […]


Cracked by Eliza Crewe

Posted July 27, 2016 by Minx
Cracked by Eliza Crewe

“So we can’t let them have her.” YES! YES! YES! I almost dance. Jo cuts in, alarmed, “But the children…” Shut up, Jo! There’s more where those came from. This story is told from the perspective of Meda who is a demon halfling, but with her other half being a templar (demon killer). She is a self-centered, selfish, sarcastic being who is truly concerned for herself and her well being. […]


Terrific Tuesday: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, Release Date July 26, 2016

Posted July 26, 2016 by Minx
Terrific Tuesday: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, Release Date July 26, 2016

Well Hello Again! This is the last Terrific Tuesday for the month of July. Can you believe that we are almost into August?! Where has the summer gone? I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer thus far. Any amazing vacations?? Come on, make me jealous! 😉 In case you woke up today and said to yourself: “I feel like reading a good book today but whatever shall I read?” I am […]


The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Posted July 25, 2016 by Minx
The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

While reading this book it struck me that this series is the happily ever after of the movie Catch Me If You Can. Nick Fox once a con-man and master thief is now spending his time and energy teaming up with Kate O’Hare to run scams that end with the bad guys going bye-bye. The story starts out fast and the pace never slows down. Kate and Nick are tasked […]


The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

Posted July 22, 2016 by Minx
The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

If you have made it through the synopsis and have not figured this out yet, this is nothing like the Dresden Files. If you are looking for humorous dialogue with plenty tongue-in-cheek snarkiness coupled with pop-culture references, you will not find it in this book. This is also not your traditional steampunk fantasy; there is no real grittiness and no “punk.” What this story is about is a futuristic dystopian […]


Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan

Posted July 21, 2016 by Minx
Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan

“It wasn’t her looks that caught his interest or made him stand utterly still. It was her shadow. The sun was throwing light perfectly to create tall, full shadows. Hers leaked long tentacles. Thin. Like streaks reaching out toward the shadows around her. Everywhere there was a shadow, hers connected to it with the long feelers-with long tubes. His breath hitched. His lungs seized.” The Plot: In this urban fantasy […]


The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker

Posted July 20, 2016 by Minx
The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker

I was looking forward to reading this book so much that it made one of my Terrific Tuesday postings, to read that click HERE. I will say that although it has tons of actions and plot twists it did not live up to the hype. In the second and final book of the Witch Hunter series, the story picks up shortly after the end of book one. Elizabeth has been […]


Terrific Tuesday: Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date July 16, 2016

Posted July 19, 2016 by Minx
Terrific Tuesday: Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date July 16, 2016

This Terrific Tuesday is a bit different because honestly I am not 100% sure that Torn is actually releasing today. The authors website states that it is being released today as well as her publisher but so far I do not see it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. With this said I am excited about this release because I did enjoy the first book in this series, Wicked, and I am eager […]


Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Posted July 18, 2016 by Minx
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

How do you write a review on a book that is near perfection? It is quite the challenge. This book is written so very well, A+ to the characters, the plot, the sub plots. All is fantastically done! So with this book what it comes down to is the little things but first the synopsis: This book has been sitting on my shelf for three months. I have looked at […]


Mini-Reviews from June 2016 Re-Cap

Posted July 16, 2016 by Minx
Mini-Reviews from June 2016 Re-Cap

As you know I read a ton of books in June. I wanted to do some “mini-reviews” (well in some cases more like rants) on a few of those books because I thought it would be fun. I gave this 2 stars. I was not the biggest fan of the storyline or characters. The fantasy portion was “been there, done that.” The romance angle, ugh too much brother and sister kissing […]


Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle

Posted July 15, 2016 by Minx
Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle

So to be honest, I wanted to read this book mostly because the synopsis sounded interesting but also partly due to the fact that the guy on the cover looks like “Elliot” from the television show Leverage and I loved that show. You can decide for yourself if you see the resemblance. Just look at this picture below and compare to the cover. Right?!             […]


Flight from Mayhem by Yasmine Galenorn

Posted July 13, 2016 by Minx
Flight from Mayhem by Yasmine Galenorn

Supernatural creatures, sexy times and a murderer on the loose, this is a page turner! At first this was a little hard to get into without having read the previous book in the series, which in this case would have been helpful. Once the background information had been established I did come to find myself enjoying this book very much. Shimmer is a blue dragon with a special connection to water […]


Terrific Tuesday: Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman by Mary Mann Hamilton Release Date July 12, 2016

Posted July 12, 2016 by Minx
Terrific Tuesday: Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman by Mary Mann Hamilton Release Date July 12, 2016

This is a very interesting Terrific Tuesday post today. From time to time a book will catch my eye that is of historical value. I am looking forward to reading this book as it is a first hand account of what life was like for a true pioneer woman. I strongly recommend getting a hold of this book: The Powerful, Only Known First-Person Account of One Woman’s Struggles and Triumphs […]