Tag: Suspense

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 […]


Searching for Gatsby by Niki Danforth

Posted June 15, 2017 by Minx
Searching for Gatsby by Niki Danforth

In this story, Searching for Gatsby, Ronnie Lake’s close friends, Win and Marilyn, seem to be the perfect couple. When questionable situations come up, Ronnie begins to wonder what is really going on between her friends. When a murder occurs at their home Ronnie is given a chance to use her new PI skills to deduce the what and whys of the matter. All she has to go on is […]


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 […]


Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain

Posted May 29, 2017 by Minx
Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain

Dominic’s Nemesis was a thrill ride into the paranormal. This story has an abundance of supernatural abilities, a little demon possession, and ooh la la romantic love. I know you are wondering how that is even works together but the writing weaves a story that has a strong plot with well-developed ideas and subplots that are tied together nicely. It makes for an exciting, steamy read that will haunt you. Dominic […]


Review: Forgotten by Neven Carr

Posted May 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: Forgotten by Neven Carr

Forgotten was just lovely! It is a superb tale that is intricately woven with details and developed characters. This story takes place over a matter of days but the start of it all stretches back over a decade. Claudia has never really been bothered by her lack of memory from before the age of seven but it quickly becomes apparent that there is something being hidden from her, something that […]


The Watcher by Bella Jewel

Posted May 24, 2017 by Minx
The Watcher by Bella Jewel

Suspense, thrill, and romance? Check, check, check. I loved this story! The Watcher is the kind of book that you read and pray that it never happens to you! The start of this novel had my heart pumping and it did not stop from there! The story is told in the present but there are creepy and suspenseful flashbacks that tell us readers what Marlie suffered through. It is like […]


Intricate Deceptions by Jennifer Rayes

Posted May 23, 2017 by Minx
Intricate Deceptions by Jennifer Rayes

What drew me to this story was that it involved human trafficking and that is a tough subject to tackle. Intricate Deceptions starts out with its main character Gaia waking up in a cell without any memory as to how she came to be there or where “there” even is. Gaia also quickly realizes that she is trapped and is not alone. Not only is she not alone in the […]


Alpha Kaden by Midika Crane

Posted May 17, 2017 by Minx
Alpha Kaden by Midika Crane

The Alpha Kaden book is a part of the Alpha series and also is included in The Alpha Series Boxed Set: Books 1 – 3. Each book follows the story of an alpha from a werewolf pack. I really enjoyed the world that was created with the different packs. They are all named for what they stand for (ex: Purity, Discipline, Freedom) and their members seem exhibit that quality. Each pack was […]


Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

Posted May 12, 2017 by Minx
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

Author Candace Robinson states that she has a history of “growing up with horror movies, fairytales and real life unsolved mysteries” and you can definitely feel that influence in this story. Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is an amazing story that takes very different genres and weaves them together seamlessly. It was nothing like I had read before, different, and I liked it! When I first started this book, I felt […]


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 […]


Exodus ’95 by Kfir Luzzatto

Posted April 24, 2017 by Minx
Exodus ’95 by Kfir Luzzatto

Exodus ‘95 has the main protagonists searching for a long lost religious relic of significance but this is not a “religious” book. It is actually a thriller that takes you on a ride filled with espionage, murder and betrayal. This is a fast-paced story that will entertain you from start to finish. Claire Williams is an ordinary woman who happens to befriend a lonely old man named Jack. Jack is […]


The Danger with Love by Amanda Siegrist

Posted April 21, 2017 by Minx
The Danger with Love by Amanda Siegrist

The Danger with Love is a romantic novel filled with humor, spice, and a dash of suspense! Sarafina has spent her adult life living out the cliché “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” and she is done! She has vowed that after her best friend’s wedding she is retiring her services as a bridesmaid. She will only attend a wedding strictly as a guest or as the bride. No more […]


Charity’s Wrath by Jane Blythe

Posted March 6, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


Beautiful Delusions by Ember Raine Winters

Posted February 7, 2017 by Minx
Beautiful Delusions by Ember Raine Winters

I cannot say that before reading this book I really understood Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since this story revolves around this disorder/illness I did do some research into it. In order to really judge the realism that the author is trying to convey I needed to be familiar with the subject matter otherwise I would not be able to fairly review this book. If you want a quick info bite […]


The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

Posted February 2, 2017 by Minx
The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

The devil crept in is no joke. This is a horrific tale of two cousins and how their lives were affected by a creature from the pits of hell. I am not a horror genre aficionado but I do enjoy the occasional pulse pounding suspense that comes from reading a good horror book. This book delivered that as well as a side of gore. The book is divided into three […]


Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan

Posted January 31, 2017 by Minx
Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan

Laura Mori’s character is a newbie about to get a crack at her first case. She is written as competent, intelligent and a slightly naïve woman who wants to make a difference in her life and the lives of others. I enjoyed that her character is of the Japanese ethnicity. She is no wilting waif and I love protagonist diversity. Throughout the story you will also see her struggle with […]


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 […]


The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

Posted January 19, 2017 by Minx
The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

The Sour Taste of Suspicion is the third book of the Angel Lake Mystery Series. This is the first book that I have read from Author CeeCee James and it was a delightful cozy mystery. It was enjoyable how the story gave an old time feel but was set in the current day and age. Elise is the protagonist in this series with the aid of her best friend Lavina. […]


Man on the Run by Carl Weber

Posted January 11, 2017 by Minx
Man on the Run by Carl Weber

This story is told in alternating first person voice and it follows four main characters, Jay, Kyle, Wil, and Allen.  What a dynamic read with four very different personalities. Some of the situations they find themselves drawn into are almost on the cusp of unrealistic but not so unbelievable that it stops you from becoming engrossed in the story. There are lots of sexy times between these men and their […]


Reckless Creed by Alex Kava

Posted January 7, 2017 by Minx
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 […]