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

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

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

Wucaii by Pembroke Sinclair

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 life through flashbacks. Aelana had once been human and she had a mate named Thoran. She was very much in love with him but circumstances led to his untimely death 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 Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

For fans of Russian folklore and Brothers Grimm fairytales this will be a story to delight the senses! Take a journey to medieval Russia and fall in love with a heroine who throws off the chains that her gender imposes upon her and cuts her own path in a world filled with magic, darkness, and conflicting religious beliefs. This is a magical fairy tale for all ages. This story starts out with a slower pace but I think that it is essential to develop the backstory necessary to carry the story through to the end. There is no doubt that Read More

The Dead Seekers by Barb and J.C. Hendee

The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee

Dark, intriguing and a real page turner! I enjoyed this story immensely and did not want to put this story down. Throughout this tale you are given just enough information to form a plausible assessment of the situation but are left with enough doubt that it draws you into the story because you just have to know what is going on! It was a fantastic spirit hunt from beginning to end! This story starts out shrouded in mystery with the introduction of two different characters whose lives encounter trauma and intersect without their knowledge of each other. You are left Read More

Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

This book did not start on a high note for me. I have read and reviewed the first book in the series and I loved it, adored it and still do. When I started this book, I was all sorts of excited to see how the story was going to continue. It starts off shortly after the conclusion of book one and the opening scene is Griffin throwing the biggest temper tantrum ever, what a turn off. The entire scene was supposed to demonstrate a misunderstanding and show how Cat had a negative view of things and that it influences 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

Secrets at the Keep by Eric Buffington

Secrets at the Keep by Eric Buffington

I enjoyed this story as much as I did the previous book, The Troven. This story picks up where the previous book left off and it has continued to serve up action and adventure at every turn. We delve further into the mystery of the six magical stones called the stones of power and follow the stories of the surviving members from the first book. What I liked about this book? I liked that the story is a true continuation but that Kaz, Farin, and Bendar have chosen to walk different paths. Each protagonist’s viewpoint is a layer to the Read More

Eat, Pray, Die by Chelsea Field

Eat, Pray, Die by Chelsea Field

“Almost daily, another celebrity or political figure is in the news for doing something stupid under the influence. Sometimes they sabotage their own careers. Sometimes it’s the last thing they ever do – a fatal drug overdose. The general public take the stories at face value, as I had until a few months ago. Now I knew better. The climb to power and fortune is a war zone and poison the weapon of choice.” Do you want to know why I loved this book, it is that the author took a sad to say not too uncommon occurrence and made Read More

Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth

Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

This is the second book I have read from author Jordan Elizabeth Mierek and she has such a talent for bringing the story to life. Her detailed writing never fails to surprise me. This is a steampunk inspired fantasy that was filled with action from beginning to end. Written for middle grade/young adult but is bound to delight readers of all ages. The idea behind the story is different and almost appalling. Creatures known as Hags are stealing children to work in their factories, leaving coglings (essentially humanized automatons) in place of the children so that their theft goes without Read More

Ice Crypt by Tiana Warner

Ice Crypt by Tiana Warner

Being a huge fan of mermaids and mermen I jumped on a chance to read this book and I was blown away by the writing, depth of characters and the world development. This story is told from the point of view of both Meela and Lysi, which is just wonderful because it really adds the emotional draw. The story starts out where it’s predecessor, Ice Massacre, left off. Meela has returned to her people and is looking for information about “The Host” that King Adaro desperately wants. Not knowing what the Host is and coming to a dead end with Read More

Dragons Against Them by Kyra Jacobs

Dragons Against Them by Kyra Jacobs

After reading the first book in this series, Dragons Among Them, I was eager to get my hands on the next installment as soon as possible and I was not disappointed! This story is mostly focused on Princess Rosalind and her deepest desire for revenge. Now, I was not in love with Rosalind from the last book but while reading this story I felt myself thawing towards her and in the end wanting only rainbows and unicorns for her. Back are Prince Zayne Godfrey and Adelaide Miller just weeks away from their wedding that will bridge the gap between their two Read More

Benjamin Ashwood by A.C. Cobble

Benjamin Ashwood by A.C. Cobble

This story does indeed remind me of what I would consider a classic S&S (swords and sorcery) fantasy to be. From the beginning the action starts and it carries straight on through until the end. The main protagonist Ben has very little skills beyond what he would need for a simple life but when given an opportunity for something wild and greater than he could have ever expected he seizes the opportunity. I enjoyed the fact that the author did not try to give Ben any special “super skills” that he had never known about but has finally been unleashed. Read More

The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Canada. The Genre Minx Book Reviews.

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 beyond pleasing is that I just I absolutely enjoyed this story as well. I rarely give out five stars to a book but this book deserved it! The Setting: This Read More