Tag: NetGalley

Review: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

Posted September 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

The Ninth Circle was entertaining, fast paced and I liked the idea of the circles. Basically, think of the circles as levels of supernatural criminal activity. The lower the number the lower the threat. Each division was tasked with a different activity and were overseen by demons. What the characters of this story were unaware of was that there was a puppeteer pulling their strings and they were just the […]


Review, Q&A, Giveaway: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Posted September 21, 2017 by Minx
Review, Q&A, Giveaway: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Curses, goblins, and romance, Oh my! The Goblins of Bellwater may have been inspired by the poem “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti but it definitely has its own creative flair. Skye Darwen and her sister Livy Darwen had plenty of whimsy and creativity when they were children. Skye being a young adult still held on to some of her childhood whimsy of fairy tale folk skirting around in the woods […]


Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Posted September 19, 2017 by Minx
Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

I was quite interested in reading a good paranormal story and when I came across a book that not only had a paranormal element but it revolved around the Titanic, I knew I had to read it! Haunting the Deep is the second book in the How to Hang a Witch series. This is a series that I would recommend reading in series order. Although the mystery in this book […]


Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Posted September 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

I was enthralled with the idea of a female Sherlock Holmes and was beyond thrilled to get an advanced reader copy of A Conspiracy in Belgravia. This story is the second installment in the Lady Sherlock series and it was truly a fun read. The mystery was layered and oh so good! This story starts directly after the conclusion of the first book, A Study in Scarlet Women, and this […]


Review: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero

Posted August 30, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero

The Dollmaker of Krakow is a beautiful story that parallels a country called The Land of Dolls with 1940’s Kraków, Poland. Karolina was living in the world where dolls come to rest after their doll bodies perish here on Earth. In that world, she was a seamstress who would sew wishes into each article of clothing that she made for her doll customers. At the start of the story she […]


Review: Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

Posted August 30, 2017 by Minx
Review: Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

In the near future space exploration has hit an all-time high and a large conglomerate has done something that no one else has before. Known as NASA’s dark little shadow, Babel Communications has successfully found a habitable planet referred to as Eden. Not only is this planet habitable but it is also populated by an alien species referred to as the Adamites. What draws the attention of this company though […]


Review: Going Dark by Monica McCarty

Posted August 29, 2017 by Minx
Review: Going Dark by Monica McCarty

In Going Dark, Dan Warren was a gruff dive boat captain whose manners are nothing short of rude. He has no interest in taking some tree huggers out on the sea to protest a drilling rig’s presence. Dan Warren was just trying to keep a low profile, he was following orders. Dan Warren was actually Dean Baylor, the senior chief SEAL team member from the missing and presumed dead SEAL […]


Review: Take to the Limit by Dawn Ryder

Posted August 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: Take to the Limit by Dawn Ryder

I will admit that when I considered reading Take to the Limit from the Unbroken Heroes series I was a little apprehensive. The idea of a guy sleeping with two sisters and having a relationship with one of the sounded like the type of drama that I steer away from. I was beyond relieved that the Author handled that situation well and there were essentially no love triangles. Still not a […]


Review: On the Chase by Katie Ruggle

Posted August 24, 2017 by Minx
Review: On the Chase by Katie Ruggle

On the Chase is the second novel in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. At the start of this story we meet Kaylee who is dating a man that she thinks to be perfect. Her best friend though feels otherwise about him. Kaylee should have listened to her best friend’s wisdom because while at a dinner hosted at her date’s relatives Kaylee stumbles upon a horrifying situation. I really enjoyed […]


Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Posted August 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Odd and True is brilliantly written! I was kept on the edge of my seat always wondering what was going to happen next, if the monsters were real or not. This story gave me the whole “what is hiding around the next corner” feeling. It was tantalizing to my spidey senses. When I chose to read this book, it was because I really wanted a fast and furious monster hunt […]


Review: Mary Poser by Angel A

Posted August 11, 2017 by Minx
Review: Mary Poser by Angel A

The first thing I must say is I love the play on words for this title. Spanish for butterfly: Mariposa and the Title: Mary Poser.  Too cute! If that was never the intention well then, I think I am clever anyway. 🤣 Mary Poser is written as a conventional southern woman. She comes from a religious family with her father being the local Pastor. Her background has led her to be […]


Wicked Takeover by Tina Donahue

Posted August 3, 2017 by Minx
Wicked Takeover by Tina Donahue

Wicked Takeover was a wickedly naughty and romantic book. I think it walked right up to the line of romance looked over at erotica and blew it a kiss with a saucy wink. For you romantic readers who enjoy romance with plenty of sexy times and a lot of heat, this is a perfect story for you. Lauren has been unemployed for just over six months. She had a career […]


The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Posted July 25, 2017 by Minx
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

What a pleasurable read! The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a book that would appeal to all readers. This story has it all, epic battles, good versus evil, romance, Chinese mythology, I could keep going on and on! This story was better than I ever expected, I just couldn’t get enough and I hope against hope that it will turn into a series!! Genie Lo is not your average […]


Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Posted July 14, 2017 by Minx
Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of Swords is the second installment of The Legend of the First Empire series. This is a series that is better off read consecutively. There is some background information given that would help grasp what happened in the first installment but to fully understand the overarching plot you really need to read these books in series order. I was thrilled that some of the races that were mentioned in […]


Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon

Posted July 13, 2017 by Minx
Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon

Eye Candy is a friends to lovers romance but from the start there is a spark between the two main characters. So, there is no awkwardness regarding “all of a sudden noticing that your friend is attractive” type of trope. Both Jackie and Vince had been through some heart-wrenching divorces where they were left by their significant others. This created some pretty deep wounds that they both slowly recovered from. Despite […]


Worth the Wait by Lori Foster

Posted July 12, 2017 by Minx
Worth the Wait by Lori Foster

Most of the time, romance books focus on one couple but in Worth the Wait the story follows the relationship of two couples. Hogan Guthrie, Violet Shaw and Nathan Hawley, Brooklin Sweet are two couples with very different starts. When considering this book for a review, I was curious to see how this story would flow with two different romance storylines. I was delighted that both storylines were unique but […]


Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

Posted July 10, 2017 by Minx
Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

Thea Harrison has written one of my favorite series, The Elder Races, of which two books are my all-time favorites. The Elder Races is a PNR (ParaNormal Romance) series that is set in a world with Fae (light and dark), Nightkind, Demonkind, and Wyr that are known to humans and live their lives out in the open alongside humankind. The Moonshadow series is a part of the Elder Races world […]


Review: Grave Ransom by Kalayna Price with Excerpt

Posted June 28, 2017 by Minx
Review: Grave Ransom by Kalayna Price with Excerpt

Review: Alex Craft and her partner Rianna run the Tongues for the Dead detective agency and Grave Ransom starts out with Alex taking on the agency’s first missing persons case. Alex and Rianna have a pretty good business going and balance each other out nicely. Rianna is the spell caster and raises shades mostly, while Alex takes on cases that don’t involve using her grave witch, able to see/feel/speak to […]


The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Posted June 21, 2017 by Minx
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

The Disappearances is a wondrous tale that is steeped in historical elements and a delight to the imagination. The writing is well crafted, eloquent and rich with details. The characters are developed, unique and memorable. This is a young adult novel and it has the strong emotional pulls that would resonate with that audience. It also has whimsy that would appeal to all readers. This story is set in the […]


The Underground River by Martha Conway

Posted June 20, 2017 by Minx
The Underground River by Martha Conway

The Underground River is a story set in the late 1830’s. The abolitionist movement was in its infancy and it would be years before the 13th Amendment to the Constitution – the Emancipation Proclamation – would be ratified. The story is a memoir told through the lens of the main character May Bedloe. This is not a book that really focuses on the abolitionists, the underground railroad or the realities […]