Tag: Berkley Publishing

Wired by Julie Garwood

Posted June 14, 2017 by Minx
Wired by Julie Garwood

Wired is an action-packed romance filled with suspense, humor, and sexy times. This story is the thirteenth book in the Buchanan-Renard series and from what I can tell each book in this series is a stand-alone. I wanted to read this story because it seemed like it had the right amount of action and romance that I was looking for in a romantic suspense story and I was not disappointed. Allison […]


Merely a Marriage by Jo Beverley

Posted May 15, 2017 by Minx
Merely a Marriage by Jo Beverley

Let’s start with what I did like. The cover is beautiful and a bit saucy. Alrighty, now we move on to what did not work for me. The main character, Ariana Boxstall. At the start of this story I was just getting to know her and she was okay. I liked that she was looking out for her family and stood up for what she felt was right. I even […]


The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Posted May 3, 2017 by Minx
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

The time period is set in the 1930’s era of glamorous Hollywood and the location is a small town set outside of Los Angeles, California. The story starts off with Irene on the run from a situation that she did not fully understand. What she did understand was a message from beyond the grave from her employer that implored her to “run.” That was a fantastic way to start out […]


Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

Posted May 1, 2017 by Minx
Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

It is official! I am a huge fan of author Sarina Bowen’s Brooklyn Bruisers series! I love how she is able to blend sports, friendship and romance into a humorous story that hits all the emotional feels. That is pretty spectacular because to be honest I care nothing for sports. 😉 Pipe Dreams is a second chance romance. It is also where we get to learn more about character Lauren […]


Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Posted February 28, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


Gilded Cage by Vic James

Posted February 8, 2017 by Minx
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, […]


Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

Posted February 1, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

Posted January 4, 2017 by Minx
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

It can never be denied that author Deanna Raybourn knows how to write a great mystery. I absolutely love reading a book that carries a mystery until the bitter end with plenty of twists and turns on the way. This newest book in the Veronica Speedwell Series delivered just that. In this installment I find that some of the criticisms I had for the first book have been resolved but some of […]


The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

Posted January 2, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee

Posted December 30, 2016 by Minx
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 […]


Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

Posted December 27, 2016 by Minx
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

What do I adore about this story? That a rugged, hard-edged fella was not an alpha male with caveman issues. Patrick O’Doul had some personal issues stemming from childhood and although they were not dealt with at the start of this story he still was a functioning human being. Yes! More please! It was lovely that it was Ariana Bettini who called the shots and that he was okay with […]


Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Posted December 2, 2016 by Minx
Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Action-packed supernatural story with lively writing and fantastic world building! There is a plethora of supernatural creatures in this novel my favorite being dragons. The written descriptions of the dragons are just beautiful. I also like the inclusion of gnomes and brownies in the story. I enjoy it when there are supernatural characters that are outside the norm. There is also a portion of the story that takes place in […]


Leopard’s Fury by Christine Feehan, Review with Excerpt

Posted November 2, 2016 by Minx
Leopard’s Fury by Christine Feehan, Review with Excerpt

When I started this book I was instantly in love with the female protagonist Evangeline. She is written as a strong, independent, and intelligent character who has relied only upon herself and her leopard since childhood. She is just starting her business but is satisfied that she is making it on her own. The male protagonist is introduced right away and his profession is easily deduced. So there is no […]


The Burning Isle by Will Panzo

Posted October 28, 2016 by Minx
The Burning Isle by Will Panzo

When I started reading this story I was pulled in immediately. The background story on Cassius is very violent but also intriguing and I wanted to know more but I never received the full story. Raised on the Isle of Twelve Cassius went through vicious training that taught him all about control and magical arts. Unfortunately, Cassius came across to me as an emotional neutral. No matter the situation going […]


Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter, Review and Excerpt – Blog Tour 2016

Posted October 21, 2016 by Minx
Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter, Review and Excerpt – Blog Tour 2016

Masterful storytelling that is rich and saturated with detail! Nell Ingram is back and I am loving the growth of this character! After graduating from the training center for the Psychometry Law Enforcement Division of Homeland Security (PsyLED), also known as spook school, Nell has joined PsyLED Unit Eighteen as an agent, albeit a probationary one, until she has reached one year of service. Back are JoJo, Occam, Rick, Paka, […]


Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Posted September 19, 2016 by Minx
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Ultimate urban fantasy series!! With every new installment the writing and the characters just improve, how is that even possible after nine books?? This book was very different than the rest though. Kate as we know her has changed fundamentally throughout this story and there has been shifts in the key powers that be. There are plenty of surprises and a few places where your heart will just crush upon […]


The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

Posted August 31, 2016 by Minx
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 […]


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 […]


Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass

Posted July 11, 2016 by Minx
Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass

Minnie Hamilton is an assistant library director in the small town of Chilson. Her cat and confidante Eddie is the officially unofficial ambassador of the bookmobile that Minnie and Eddie drive through the county and in his downtime he is a typical cryptic feline out for his own gain. Life in this small town is quaint and typically nothing really happens there. It is full of well meaning neighbors and […]


Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Posted July 6, 2016 by Minx
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Wow! This story was fantastic! This book is a spinoff from the Jane Yellowrock series and it is an urban fantasy like no other. I love how this book is written. There are human elements, paranormal elements and also this sentient earth element. The villains are truly despicable and vile. The heroine is down to earth, honest, and so very traumatized and emotionally caged. It is so beautiful to see […]