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

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

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

Didn't Get Frazzled by David Z. Hirsch

Didn’t Get Frazzled by David Z. Hirsch

I like to challenge myself from time to time to step out and read something new. I have never read a medical fiction book before, which Didn’t Get Frazzled truly is. This story follows around Seth Levine as he navigates the world of being a medical student in New York City. This book is set in the early ninety’s and is written with the right proportions between all the medical jargon and Seth’s personal life. Seth is fresh into medical school with a skip in his step. He is so sure that if he just focuses on studying everything is 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

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

Charity's Wrath by Jane Blythe

Charity’s Wrath by Jane Blythe

There is never anything about Author Jane Blythe’s writing that is warm and fuzzy. Her writing style is gritty, edgy and in your face. She is not afraid to explore the darker side of an unhealthy love. While reading her books I am always appalled at the sinister side of humanity she conveys and shocked at how the character’s act and react. It always resonates with me though how her writing is realistic and if we could be in the mind of monsters and criminals that her writing would be quite close to the truth. Charity’s Wrath is just another 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

2017 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge

Flights of Fantasy Update February 2017

The Flights of Fantasy challenge is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and Rachel of Hello, Chelly. So far this is still the only reading challenge that I have entered into for the 2017 year. It is a no pressure challenge as I set my own pace and choose my challenge amount, which is 30. Here are the fantasy books that I have read and reviewed on this blog: On the above list there are 2 books that were on my original list of 30 books, which you can see HERE if you want to. Those two books are Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore and Read More

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

What was it that drew me to this story? A story revolving around necromancy is not something you run into that often and hello on that gorgeous cover! Upon reading it I find that there is a significant Asian (think geisha) influence throughout the writing and the story itself is about love, loss and revenge. This story is told from two points of view and it transitions from past to present. In the present the story is told from the point of view of the Bard. The past portion is told from the view of Tea, the bone witch. The Read More

My To Be Read Pile, The Genre Minx Book Reviews

February 2017 Wrap-Up and Mini-Reviews

Ok, so I dropped the ball and I did not have time to complete a February 2017 TBR post. So we will start with my TBR shelf at the start of February: Yeah it was a bit overflowing. So for the month of February I worked on making room on this shelf. Now I will be honest I removed Passenger and Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken because I tried to read Passenger and did not finish it. Yes, a big ol’ DNF for that book. I will include a mini-review for why I didn’t finish it below. I then of course removed 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

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

I had seen this book somewhere when I was looking at upcoming books and thought that it sounded interesting. When I got time to actually read it, well it was “meh” for me. There are two main characters, Lincoln and Daisy. Lincoln’s backstory is creative. Not something I had read before and I liked that his personal life was actually a well hidden secret. Not because I think it should have been one but because that scenario is not something I had read before. It was fresh. Daisy’s character was sweet but way to accepting. She was always so accepting 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