A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

While reading the synopsis, I thought that the character of Miss Gillian Young was going to be sleuthing out clues to her father’s death. Something more along the lines of a female Sherlock Holmes. The investigation was nothing like that. Mostly it is Gillian asking questions to the police and others in hopes of learning something substantial. There is danger that seems to follow her around and the suspense is good. I definitely felt myself being worried for her on occasion. The menace that permeated throughout this story was superb! From the start, you just feel that she is in Read More

Knock Before You Enter by DA Bale

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 had some significant changes. She has become almost nice and is starting to show signs of emotional vulnerability. Not the Addie that Vicki remembers but she is along for the Read More

The Changing by Eric Buffington

The Changing by Eric Buffington

War is on the horizon and it is up to the people of Denall to band together to stop Mordyar and his supporters. Since book one, this story has been about Mordyar’s quest to bring about the prophecy that is connected to the six stones of power. He has developed alliances, put plans into motion and had his followers do all his dirty work in order to pave the path for his world domination. It is only through fate and key players in the resistance against Mordyar that there stands any chance of victory. In this book Mordyar’s character is Read More

Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

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 could vividly see everything that I was intended to. Job well done! The character of Eric Carter reminds me of John Wick but no hugging of puppies. He just does Read More

Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

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 difficult in regards finding time to be alone. In case you are unfamiliar with the Taste Society, it is a super-secret organization that trains candidates to aid in the identification Read More

The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

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. In this installment Lavina is in a bind and needs Elise to be a companion for her Great Aunt Myrtle. Elise finds herself in need of funds agrees to take Read More

Three by Jane Blythe

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 suspenseful ride that keeps you in disbelief and torment right until the bitter end. I can say that although this book has disturbing and graphic scenes I found it to Read More

Taming a Laird's Wild Lady by Tammy Andresen

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, dangerous, and swoon worthy! Isla is quite the tomboy in this story. Raised with only brothers she has had to hold her own all her life. Unfortunately for her she Read More

Reckless Creed By Alex Kava

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 was this gripping from a biological standpoint since the Hot Zone by Richard Preston. This story takes place in different locations throughout the United States. There are what seems to Read More

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

Irene, Kai and Vale are back in this action-packed installment of The Invisible Library series, Honestly though, I think that all the stories are full of action 😉 and I love it. After reading two out of three books from this series I can say with sincerity that these books are best read in order. This story is heavily tied back to the plot from book number one with a few tie-ins to book number two. You can read it as a stand-alone as there is enough story building to give you the backstory of the previous books but having Read More

Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake

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 books. That is nice if you are a fan of the series because who does not like to see what happened with the couples after the end of their story? Read More

Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman

Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman

This story is told from the point of view of Jamie Quinn. She is an attorney who has had her hand in solving mysteries with the help of private investigator Duke. She is currently dating Kip Simons who was her ex-boyfriend from high school but had recently come back into her life. The Author did a wonderful recap of the main character’s background and relationship’s up until this start of the book. This book can be read as a standalone due to the concise summarization. For a short story, there is much going on. Kip is having issues at work Read More

Skydive by Susan OBrien

Skydive by Susan O’Brien

Entertaining, witty and an easy read! This is the third book in the Nicki Valentine Mystery series and I had no issues picking up the history of the series. It could be read as a stand-alone but where would the fun be in that? Nicki is a fabulous character and I love that although she is a confident woman she is not written as perfection. Life as a private investigator is not always simple and she struggles with the impact that her career choice has and could have on her role as a mother. I really appreciated that this dilemma Read More

Unraveling the Earl by Lynne Baron

Unraveling the Earl by Lynne Barron

Georgie Buchanan was not given very many options in life and had to use the tools at her disposal. Although I absolutely wouldn’t condone those choices in life I like how this character was portrayed. She was not a wanton hussy but used her options as she moved towards the goal she had in mind. Her character is a strong woman trying to protect herself because she can rely upon no other. It makes her a character you would cheer for. Henry, the Earl of Hastings is cast as a scoundrel but he truly isn’t. Yes, has bedded lots of Read More

The Scarlet Tanager by Emigh Cannaday, The Genre Minx Book Reviews

The Scarlet Tanager by Emigh Cannaday

This book started off with deception, action, and a sinister villain. It then went for a ride into the realm of appalling. Honestly, poor Annika! Then with another twist to the story, past actions comes back to haunt Finn and confuse Annika. I guess some sleeping dogs just don’t lie. There has been some debate amongst fans as to what team they are on, Team Talvi or Team Finn. I want to be clear that I am definitely on Team Talvi! Until this installment I could have been on the fence between the two of them but now I am Read More

Flameout by Keri Arthur

Flameout by Keri Arthur

This book is the third in the Souls of Fire series. If you had not read a previous book in this series the Author does a good job of catching you up in the beginning. This is an urban fantasy that is set in Melbourne and it is still under the threat of the Crimson Death Virus also known as the red plague. The long and short of it is that the virus would take you from being human to something other than human. Emberly Pearson, a phoenix, and Jackson Miller, a fire fae, are teamed up as private investigators Read More