Tag: Strong Female Lead

The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

Posted April 27, 2017 by Minx
The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Baker’s Secret is a powerful tale of the indomitability of the human spirit even under the worst circumstances. This story takes place in the small village of Vergers. This is a quaint town settled on the Normandy coast of France and has been under occupation by the Germans for several years. It is here that we meet Emmanuelle, at the start of the occupation she is the assistant baker […]


Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Posted April 25, 2017 by Minx
Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

It was while reading the Soulwood series that I was introduced to world of Jane Yellowrock. I know now that I was obviously living under a boulder! I knew from reading the Soulwood installments that I wanted to know about this world but I had no idea that I was going to be blown away. This story was everything I wanted and more! Cold Reign is the eleventh book in […]


Semi-Broken by Isabel Jordan

Posted April 14, 2017 by Minx
Semi-Broken by Isabel Jordan

Semi-Broken is the fourth book in the Harper Hall Investigations series, a series I am absolutely in love with. This book and series has quickly become a comfort series to me. When I need a good read with some quirky but lovable characters this is definitely on the list! There is plenty of snark, sarcasm, wit, and friendly banter that happens between these characters that I just connect to them […]


Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Cage of Darkness by Jennifer Anne Davis

Posted April 7, 2017 by Minx
Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Cage of Darkness by Jennifer Anne Davis

My Review:  Amazing, chilling, and heartbreaking! By the end of Cage of Darkness, I was just shaking my fist at the sky! This was my actual response “For the love! For the freaking love! I can’t even! When is the next book out?! So many emotions right now. For the love.” That was over two weeks ago and I am still shaking my head. I want a do-over on that ending, […]


Two Can Play by Kate Kessler

Posted April 3, 2017 by Minx
Two Can Play by Kate Kessler

I loved It Takes One by Author Kate Kessler and have been seriously looking forward to reading Two Can Play. I hadn’t had the chance to buy it and when I came across this book at my local library I was thrilled. It seemed that now was the time to read this book. Audrey Harte is back and she has been put in charge of the East Coast location of […]


Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Posted March 28, 2017 by Minx
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

While reading Red Sister, I could not help but realize that this story would appeal to fans of Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. There are similarities in this story to both of these books.  Do not misunderstand though, this novel is its own animal. If I had to narrow down what I felt the similarities were it would be that this story has members of […]


Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

Posted March 22, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Posted March 21, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson

Posted March 14, 2017 by Minx
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. […]


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

Posted March 13, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


Nobody’s Hero by Bec McMaster

Posted March 2, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


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 […]


Pulse: The Trial by R.A. Crawford

Posted February 23, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


Think Before You Speak by D.A. Bale

Posted February 13, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


The Haunted Manor: Torn Between Power and Love by Emilia Hartley

Posted January 30, 2017 by Minx
The Haunted Manor: Torn Between Power and Love by Emilia Hartley

A love story that includes malevolent spirits, yes please! I was very interested in reading this book because I wanted to see how well the author could combine true paranormal and romance. For me it was a winner! My favorite part of this book were the angry spirits. The scenes with the spirits were a bit spooky. The writing was well done, I could feel their anger and imagine them […]


Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Posted January 28, 2017 by Minx
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I was first introduced to author Leigh Bardugo when I read the Grisha Trilogy. That series was just spectacular (imagine fireworks and sparkles after this word), so when I read about the first book in this duology, Six of Crows, which is set in the same world as the Grisha books, I had to read it! I adored the first book and this book was even better! How could I […]


Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady by Tammy Andresen

Posted January 10, 2017 by Minx
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, […]


Look Before You Jump by D.A. Bale

Posted January 9, 2017 by Minx
Look Before You Jump by D.A. Bale

A big-mouth, partying Southerner with more guts than brains at times is not exactly my favorite type of character but Vicky Bohanan is a quirky character that has a flavor of her own. Her character comes off as having issues with her Dad and pretty much every member of the society she grew up in but when you get into the story you see that she really has a problem […]


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Posted January 6, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


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 […]