Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

I had signed up to do a blog tour with Good Choice Reading Promotions for Cage of Darkness which is the second book in the Reign of Secrets series. For a lucky few who committed to the blog tour the author was offering a limited number of signed books for the first in the series, which was Cage of Deceit. Heck Yeah! I was one of the lucky bloggers and I am so very grateful. This was a lovely book that took me on a journey that I did not want to leave. Cage of Deceit is a young adult Read More

Daughter of the Pirate KIng by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King was a book I knew I had to read. I love anything pirates and bonus, female pirate protagonist, yep a must read. My reason for being unsure was whether or not I was going to like this story due to the age of Alosa. I wasn’t sure how believable her character at seventeen was going to come across as a pirate captain. Turns out I had nothing to worry about and it was lovely! In this world, there are three ancient pirate lines and once a long time ago they had a map that showed the Read More

Deception in Emeralds by Laura Landon

Deception in Emeralds by Laura Landon, Review with Excerpt

Deception in Emeralds is a sweet little regency romance. Although it is part of a series it absolutely can be read as a stand-alone. I did not feel that I was missing anything by not having read the previous books.  There is a traitor to the Crown that has proved most nefarious and slippery. Having lost several agents already, this mission has been classified as need to know information only and the story starts off with a bang, quite literally. Barnaby Linscott was on his way to a secret rendezvous for debriefing and was shot on the way. No one Read More

Taming a Rake into a Lord by Tammy Andresen

Taming a Rake into a Lord by Tammy Andresen

I love it when a series will bring back characters from previous installments and give them a true part in the story. Taming a Rake into a Lord includes the main characters from the previous three books in the Taming the Heart series. Which I just loved. They give the book a family/friendship vibe that is heartwarming and carries through until the end. In order to enjoy this book, it is not necessary that you have read the previous books but having a history with the previous characters gave the story depth for me. It was like having old friends Read More

Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson

Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson

This book is everything the synopsis promised and more. It was perfect for me! I love science fiction and the idea of technologically enhanced super humans just hits all my yes buttons. This book is exactly what I would find on the Syfy channel—well maybe waaay late night Syfy channel. It has quite the sexy times throughout the story. So not really “prime time” material but entirely enjoyable to read. The setting for this story is a dystopian United States where Texas has seceded. Mari is the daughter of a famous scientist who was supposedly taken prisoner for his crimes. Read More

Girl in Disguise by Greer MacAllister

Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister, With an excerpt and Giveaway!

Praise for Girl in Disguise “The best book I read in 2016 hasn’t been published yet. Historical fiction at its best…. a rollicking tale. ” – Publishers Weekly “Electrifying…a rollicking nineteenth-century thrill ride.”  ―Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun “an exciting, well-crafted historical novel. Loaded with suspense and action, this is a well-told, superb story. ” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review “You’re going to devour GIRL IN DISGUISE. — – Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue “A celebration of a singular woman’s life that’s guided by facts Read More

Can't Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Can’t Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Can’t Buy Forever is a story about love, loss, and forgiveness. It also has fantasy elements, religious elements, and folklore. It was so much more than I expected. This story follows the lives of Odessa and Nicholas. At the start of the book, they have a connection that is amazing. There have been no physical actions on either of their parts to consummate the attraction because Odessa is young and Nicholas is a boarder at her Aunt’s house. Nicholas is older and works at a mine in town. When I say, older, I mean by four years but considering that 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

Nobodys Hero by Bec McMaster

Nobody’s Hero by Bec McMaster

I received this book from Bec McMaster because I subscribe to her newsletter. What a phenomenal present for me because I am a huge fan of her work and I am grateful. I was introduced to her work with the book Kiss of Steel from the London Steampunk series. From the book forward I will absolutely read anything Bec McMaster. There are still several books that I haven’t read so maybe their reviews will make it to this blog. Nobody’s Hero is a post-apocalyptic story set in a world of drought-stricken wastelands in the year 2147. A meteor had crashed Read More

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

To say that I am a fan of the Mercy Thompson series is really an understatement. I have read every book and that actually makes me potentially a great critic. Where other series can start to get stale or predictable this series has remained strong! Silence Fallen steered away from the formula and gave us new features to look forward to in future installments. Fan-tast-ic! Mercy is back and this time she is not the one getting herself into a predicament. She was abducted as part of a power play that has many facets and is vague at best, in the Read More

Semi-Charmed by Isabel Jordan

Semi-Charmed by Isabel Jordan

The idea of a psychic and paranormal private investigator is what drew me to this story. It was the witty dialogue however that truly held my attention from the start. Snark and sarcasm will keep me entertained every time! I really enjoyed the banter between the main characters. Harper’s character was sassy, witty, and determined while Riddick’s character was brooding, tortured, and self-deprecating. The juxtaposition between these characters was just right! I adored this story! Harper had been in a working partnership with a slayer named Romeo. That is until he skipped town leaving her with a business that she Read More

Pulse: The Trial by R.A. Crawford

Pulse: The Trial by R.A. Crawford

PULSE (Planetary Union of Life-form Salvation and Emancipation) is an intergalactic empire that was created to maintain the PULSE laws and fight for freedom for all female life-forms. The females are trained from all over the galaxy to explore new worlds and rescue any females in need. More pointedly this story surrounds what it takes to become a soldier of PULSE. Females are brought to train at the tender age of 10. They undergo demanding and harsh training for eight years. When they reach the age of 18 the girls must then spend 72 hours on planet Raxis. This is Read More

One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of Love is the second book in the A One Taste Novel series. The characters of Ben and Rina were introduced in the first novel of this series. With that said you could read this as a stand-alone book but I feel that you would get more from the story if you read the books in order. Ben is a sweet character and has been in love with Rina since the first moment he saw her. He was a bit shy and intimidated by Rina in the beginning but his heart yearned for her. Rina’s character very much Read More

Nighthawk by Kathryn Le Veque

Nighthawk by Kathryn Le Veque, Spotlight with Excerpt

Excerpt from Nighthawk: Brighton was miserable. She hung her head, looking at her feet. How can I tell him what I am thinking? How can I confide in him? I will only sound foolish! “P-please,” she whispered. “There… there is nothing wrong. I….” He shook her, gently. “No lies,” he snapped softly. “Tell me now or we shall spend the rest of our lives here because I will not let you leave until you tell me. We will become quite hungry and our feet might actually grow into the ground like tree roots, but it does not matter. I am Read More

The Dark Companions by M.A. Kassel

The Dark Companions by M.A. Kassel

Let’s start by saying that this story involves children but I do not think it is meant for young readers. Heck, maybe not even some teens. It is a dark fantasy and the characters are not interested in good versus evil. There is very little good. Even the main character of Sid is not wholly good. I did however truly appreciate his love for his sister. The entire plot about children being born with a dark companion was well explained and thought through. There is even a twist regarding control of the dark companions that I thought added some excitement. 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

Firestorm by Donna Grant

Firestorm by Donna Grant

Firestorm is the tenth book in the Dark Kings series. The story takes place in various areas of Scotland. It also means that most of the Kings including Dimitri speaks with a Scottish accent. It is verra, verra good and makes his character a bit more swoon-worthy. The Kings are dragons that existed on Earth before mankind and through poor judgement on their part swore to provide protection for humankind. I say poor judgement because the humans procreated and eventually turned against the dragons. I found that I was emotionally impacted in the scenes where I learned more of how the Read More

Flight of the Krilo by Sam Ferguson

Flight of the Krilo by Sam Ferguson

I am a fan of Sam Ferguson’s writing style. Every character is unique and the world building is always so original. The words just flow and create a vivid story that interests you throughout the tale. This story takes place in a world that has several races all striving to conquer, kill, or survive. There is a Native American feel for the Varvarr race. They are very connected to the planet and spirits of both their ancestors and natural elements. Where their ancestors were more nomadic the current tribe has been stationary for many decades. They are hunters but year Read More

Think Before You Speak by D.A. Bale

Think Before You Speak by D.A. Bale

This is the second installment in The Bartender Babe Chronicles and I found it to be witty, humorous, and a real page turner. I do not know what it is about the character of Vicki Bohanan but she just keeps me entertained page after page. It might be that she is not perfect and that although she makes plenty of mistakes she always wants the best for those she cares about. When I start reading this story I just did not want to set it down! Vicki is back after her harrowing time helping to solve the last mystery surrounding Read More

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Brilliant, dark and intense! Creative world building filled with fantastical imagery and deplorable cruelty. Brings to the front issues of class inequality set in a world with no boundaries. Definitely agree with the consensus that if you are a fan of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series then you will enjoy this novel. The setting of this story is a modern day alternative Britain where there are even alternate world histories, America is split into two nations (the Union did not win). The inhabitants of the alternate Britain are separated into magically skilled, the aristocracy and Muggles, lol, no…I am kidding…. Read More