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

Rain by India R. Adams

Rain by India R Adams

I have read several books by India Adams. My first book was actually a novella called Blue Waters from the Tainted Waters series. That book was just amazingly written and it just tore my heart out in all the best ways! I loved it so much that I had added it to my favorites shelf at Goodreads. India and I were chatting on Twitter and she gifted me any book that she had written! Why you ask? Well it was because I had one of her books on my favorite shelf. Any book I wanted people, I was like a 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 Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Informative, fascinating and filled with adventure! This story can appeal to a wide range of readers. The start of this novel is historical. We learn about the history of early explorers and archeologists alike who set out on explorations to discover parts of Central and South America, specifically with a focus on pre-Colombian civilizations. For those interested in stories that have political elements you will find this story most enjoyable. There is much discussion about the struggles of dealing with politics, both governmental and between factions. In addition, there is talk about the politics surrounding the studies of disease and Read More

The Shattered Crown by J.W. Webb

The Shattered Crown by J.W. Webb

This is the second book in the Legends of Ansu series but the story takes place one thousand years after then end of book one. This installment can be read as a standalone and I think that this is a great example of heroic fantasy! In case you are not familiar, a heroic fantasy is one in which the hero is reluctant to be a “champion” and is usually of humble origins. The turn of events are usually out of their control and their “mettle” is tested through challenges. The story focuses on Corin an Fol who is basically a Read More

Pirate by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell

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 as I write my reviews. The husband and wife team of Sam and Remi Fargo are just trying to take a vacation and Remi being the sweet wife that she Read More

Unfathomable Chance by K.T. Munson

Unfathomable Chance by K.T. Munson

What a hilarious novel! This is a fun and intriguing story set in a diverse universe. I love reading comic science fiction and I don’t mean comics, 😉 comic science fiction is a sub-genre of soft science fiction, it is also known as comedy science fiction. This story has much humor as well as extraterrestrial creatures, space travel, interstellar politics, assassinations, and romance. There is a great backstory on Diana Williams that tells the tale on how she came to be the wearer of the bracelet that contains the Heart of the Cosmos. It is this entity which resides within Read More

The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes

The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes

If you have read “Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp” or “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” then you will enjoy this tale. It is not based upon those stories but rather is influenced by them and seems to beg the question “but what if it was real?” “What if the lamp survived time and what would be its purpose?” I needed to know what happened with Hannah after she rubbed the lamp which is why I decided to read a book that is in the genre of middle grade fiction, not my usual choice but sometimes you just got to go outside Read More

Terrific Tuesdays! The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Terrific Tuesday: Pirate by Clive Cussler, Releasing September 13, 2016

I am a huge fan of Clive Cussler! This Terrific Tuesday posting is for one of his books that is releasing in one of my favorite series, Fargo Adventures. This series follows Sam and Remi Fargo who are a husband and wife treasure-hunting team. They travel all over the world finding lost treasure and unraveling mysteries. They also seem to run into trouble at every turn. It is a great series and I am looking forward to another installment in this adventure packed series!! Blurb: The outstanding new Sam and Remi Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Synopsis: An Read More

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

While I was reading this book I found that there were elements reminiscent of a couple of books that I enjoyed or characters that I found memorable. For fans of the Shades of Magic Series you would appreciate the alternate realties of the same world, including the requirements to change their appearance of fashion due to the differences. For fans of The Great Library Series you would appreciate this book because the librarians are the keepers of neutrality and their role is to retrieve fiction from different realities, which in turn will strengthen the Library’s connection to the world from which Read More

Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

This is a new series from Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton that pairs an eccentric billionaire, Emerson Knight, with a rookie financial analyst, Riley Moon, together in a questionable investigation of missing gold. This investigation was a bit more of a heart pounding, run for your life type of investigation that would leave a few scratches, lead to some torture, and bring to light a scam hatched by a family of men bent on world domination. I found this book to be a pleasant read. I liked the characters and they were written in such a way that their dialogue Read More

The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg . The Genre Minx Book Reviews.

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 that lead me to reading this series from the beginning. After reading all five books so far I can say that I love this series! It makes me laugh out Read More

Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

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?!             This story starts off in Chicago where we meet Eleanor “Ellie” Price who is on a date with a friend of her boss. While at the club she receives a Read More

The Lightning Stones by Jack Du Brul. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

The Lightning Stones by Jack Du Brul

In 1937 Amelia Earhart took possession of an unknown case with objects in it that were unclear in origin but she was told that the United States government needed them. Unbeknownst to her she has “lightning stones” and was unaware of any potential effects these stones would have on her equipment to her detriment. I think the twist on the mystery of Amelia Earhart is well done. The story opens with Philip Mercer training miners in a simulation mine deep below the earth’s crust. The characters although brief are interesting and memorable. After the final simulations are done Mercer goes Read More

Terrific Tuesdays! by The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Terrific Tuesday: Shadow Rider and Age of Myth, Release Date June 28, 2016

Did you know that books are routinely released on a Tuesday? That is why I created my Terrific Tuesday posts, so that I can let you all know what is coming out today that is on my radar for a must read! Shadow Rider is releasing today and I will admit that I have not read a Christine Feehan novel in awhile but this is a new series and I can not wait to read it! Blurb: The #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance”* is back with a sexy new series starring a Chicago crime family that Read More

Terrific Tuesdays! by The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Terrific Tuesday: The Pursuit, Release Date June 21, 2016

Did you like the television series Monk? I know that I did, it was hilarious! Well this is a Terrific Tuesday because The Pursuit is being released today! This book is the fifth book in the Fox and O’Hare series and is co-written by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, who also happened to contribute to the hit television series Monk! Here is a synopsis: Blurb: Janet Evanovich, author of the blockbuster Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, writer for the Monk television show, team up once again for the fifth book in their rollicking, New York Times bestselling Fox and O’Hare Read More

The Emperor's Revenge by Clive Cussler. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Terrific Tuesday: The Emperor’s Revenge & The Pages of the Mind, Release Date May 31, 2016

For me this is a Terrific Tuesday! Why is today so exciting you ask?? For me, one of my favorite authors is releasing a book today, The Emperor’s Revenge, that happens to be part of a favorite series of mine. Who is this Author you ask? Why thank you for asking, it is none other than Clive Cussler. I have been a huge fan (seriously have every single book) of his for about eighteen years, which sounds like forever but he has been writing since the early 70’s, so not really that long. He has written and co-written many series Read More

Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick

Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick

This book has been listed as fast paced and action packed but I barely finished it. The main character Drothe is an anti-hero but he is portrayed in a way that he “walks” the line between good and bad. Make him good or make him evil, it detracts from the storyline and the over all book if we can’t decide if we like him or hate him. I usually have no issues with a first person narrative but in this case it really detracted from the story and the supporting characters. Drothe and his inner monologues are really all about Read More

Blackbeard's Revenge by Jeremy McLean

Blackbeard’s Revenge by Jeremy McLean

We start out with Edward Thatch aka Blackbeard having been imprisoned for a year; a year in a dungeon without sun, the ocean or his love, Anne. As you can imagine things are a bit grim for Edward but then the tide turns. A jailbreak! Well written and devised this scene starts the book with the action you would expect from a rowdy crew of buccaneers and the action does not stop. Now that Blackbeard has been reunited with his crew and his ship Freedom he becomes focused on obtaining the keys he needs to unlock the compartments on the Read More

Starflight by Melissa Landers

Starflight by Melissa Landers

I have had this book since it was released but I had put off reading it. Why? Mainly because I had my fill of teen romances and was ugh with it all. I know I shouldn’t hate, and they are 18 which is a full two years older than most YA characters but still, I did not have any real desire to pick it up. I was a fool. This book was entirely wonderful. It was so reminiscent of the show Firefly that I could not help but be in love after the first hundred pages. I know that I Read More