Friday, April 16, 2021

A Re-visit

Colony On Fire Haven Colony Book Two: (The Sectors SF Romance Series)Colony On Fire Haven Colony Book Two: by Veronica Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It was good to see Chief Ranger Micah Navonn of the Calinurra and Dr. Saffia Mandell again. Two years have passed and they are still going strong. There are some problems but the really big one happens when they are half a world apart. That brings a problem to light and a solution is coming. A nice addition to the series in a story with great characters.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Not My Cup of Tea

The Bookstore on the BeachThe Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I juist wanted this to be over. There should have seen some tension in the plot line but for me it was just something I kept reading but never bought into. I did see what would happen at the end but it was not very clean cut. Instead it was hard to buy into to the missing husband not to mention the Mother's hidden history.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Nice Addition

Blood Debts (Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries, #1.5)Blood Debts by Ashley Gardner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This novella expands the knowledge we have of Cassia and Leonidas. There is a murder and a solution. Finding that solutions takes the two across Rome and into the countryside. A nice story and a good way to get my Leonidas fix as I wait for the next book

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Several Plot Lines

Death at the Crystal Palace (Kat Holloway Mysteries, #5)Death at the Crystal Palace by Jennifer Ashley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great addition to the series. Once again Kat solves the mystery before any others. Seems her job as cook gives her a view denied others. We learn more about the cast of characters as the follow several different plot lines.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Grat New Series

Blood of a Gladiator (Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries, #1)Blood of a Gladiator by Ashley Gardner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Leonidas and Cassia are really great characters. They form a team working together to build a new life. I loved the visual descriptions of Rome in the time of Nero. Great new series with lots of possibilities for plot points. Pick this up for a fun read.

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Monday, April 5, 2021

My Enemy or Not My Enemy

Heiress In Red Silk (A Duke's Heiress #2)Heiress In Red Silk by Madeline Hunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who knows why the will was written as it was but it is still making many unhappy. Rosamund Jameson is not unhappy about being one of the heirs Kevin Radnor does not care about the money Rosamund inherited. He does want something else she has. Fun at times and serious a times this gives a interesting look at past characters while giving Rosamund and Kevin a HEA>

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Friday, April 2, 2021

New Solutions

Space Baby (Interstellar Sheriff Book 4)Space Baby by Jenny Schwartz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Good to see everyone again. Two years have passed and things have changed. New characters, new president and new problems. Leave it to Them to find the solution where their did not seem to be one. I love this series. The things I expected were not there. Instead I found a much better story and more room for interesting plots.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Who is watching who

Adverse Possession (The Anna Albertini Files, #3)Adverse Possession by Rebecca Zanetti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anna is down to just one man and that one is Aiden Devlin. This is a interesting watch as Devlin moves between two worlds while keeping a close watch on Anna. Of course there is danger and tension and romance on several fronts. Great characters and a fun plot.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Who and Why

What the Devil Knows (Sebastian St. Cyr, #16)What the Devil Knows by C.S. Harris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One again we follow Sebastian as he moves through the underbelly of London seeking The Who and the Why. Two important men has been killed and the past and the present seem to be colliding. Great addition to series. Other important plot points also arrive as the story continues.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Cute and Fun

Sweeping Ashley (Grim Dating #2)Sweeping Ashley by Eve Langlais
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What happens when you promise your first born but there is no first born. That is where Derrick and Ashley come into the story. They are not a match - no never, never, never. Fun to see them try to ignore their attraction. Seems someone else knows them better they they know themselves. Cute Fun Read

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Quirky

A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram, #1)A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who says you can't go home again. Sunshine Vicram has just proved that saying false. Even so her first day as sheriff keeps her more than busy. There is a large cast of characters supporting a plot filled with fun, danger, tension and friendship. Great start to a new series. Loved the setting and all the quirks that go with it.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Look Below the Surface

Lord Satyr (Lords of the Masquerade Book 2)Lord Satyr by Jade Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A cute story that stresses looking deeper into someone - don't take the surface look. Lord Sayres and Lady Gwen our main characters are more than they seem. I loved seeing them get together and finally find both what made them happy and their HEA.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Book Two

Picnic in Someday Valley (Honey Creek, #2)Picnic in Someday Valley by Jodi Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book two in this new series we get to see all the characters and left over story line. Something new - something old - and something that is such fun to read. I love the large cast of characters and how they all end up interweaving in each others lives. A great read for this time of our lives.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Did Not See That Coming

Wild Sign (Alpha & Omega, #6)Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Charles Cornick and Anna Latham are two of my favorite characters. They are such opposites and that is what makes them such a good fit. Once again they are off on a mystery and it just keep getting bigger and bigger. While they work through what is going on we get to see more the two and their relationship. Big surprise at the end. I didn't. see it coming.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Not What I Expected

CrosslineCrossline by Russ Colchamiro
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This did not live up to the hype. It had too many familiar trops and not enough new and different elements. I kept reading but it just never captured my attention and did not draw me into the story.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Not My Favorite

LegacyLegacy by Nora Roberts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This just went on and on and the main focus for the plot was pretty thin. I kept reading hoping for more substance and less changing points of view. OK for Nora Roberts fans. For me it was something I started skimming through trying to get to the meat of the story.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Finally Free

Soul of Eon (Eon Warriors #8)Soul of Eon by Anna Hackett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Instant Mating. That is unheard of but it happens in time. Just as it happens the two mates are captured and must escape. Look for some surprises, lots of danger, romantic tension and finally home free. There is a hint about the next book so stay tuned.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Something Missing

Reckless Road (Torpedo Ink #5)Reckless Road by Christine Feehan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked Player and Zyah is certainty his perfect mate. Of course he messes everything up when he cannot tell reality from fantasy. There is a lot of tension in the story as well as a look at other members of Torpedo Ink. I like the story line but felt that something was missing at the end. Still a must read series for me.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

More to Come

The Russian CageThe Russian Cage by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lizbeth Rose is back and off on another adventure. Eli is in trouble and she travels to the Holy Russian Empire to save him. Along the way new and old characters play a part in the story line. There is tension but not as much as I expected. I enjoyed seeing Eli's family and watching Lizabeth interact with both high and low members of the government. All is well that ends well so that is true for this part of the story. More to come so we will see what happens next.

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Friday, February 19, 2021

More Black Jewels

The Queen's Weapons (The Black Jewels #11)The Queen's Weapons by Anne Bishop
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is always fun to visit the world of the Black Jewels. This has all the elements the series is famous for. The action fits the characters and the world they live in. There is not a lot of romance here, there is a lot about raising teens when their Father is the most powerful man alive. That drives the action and the tension if often over the top. I found myself wanting to yell just do what is right. Did not help.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Flat

The Vineyard at Painted MoonThe Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Never did catch me. The characters were flat. The plot was like many others except that it too was flat. There was a lot of information about wine and growing the grapes to make wine. That was not enough to excite me. I saw what was going to happen before it did so some satisfaction that I could out guess the author

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Hard to Put Down

The Dark Archive (The Invisible Library, #7)The Dark Archive by Genevieve Cogman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fast Paced and full of action. Once again old enemies are out to bet our friends from the Library. As they are drawn into another mystery and as people are again trying to kill them they have to move fast to stop disaster. In the end another mystery appears - one just for us the readers.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

NIce Tension

Courage Under Fire (Silver Creek, #2)Courage Under Fire by Lindsay McKenna
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I like Linsay McKenna's books but always wish for a little less force in the focus. This time it is women's rights; a very timely topic. Carissa Taylor needs to hide and Chase is just the one to hire her. His ranch is perfect until the unthinkable happens. Nice action and tension to keep the story going. I want to see what else happens in this valley.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A End to the War

Debt of War (The Embers of War, #3)Debt of War by Christopher G. Nuttall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kat and William work to end this war. The surprising information from the end of the last book leads to the two working together again. Plenty of danger and tension with a satisfying ending. I do wonder if we have seen the last of these two as they take off on a five year assignment.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Great Romance

Guardian Mate: A Starhawke Sci-Fi RomanceGuardian Mate: A Starhawke Sci-Fi Romance by Audrey Sharpe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brendan and Libra are important characters in the Starhawke series. They show up with some back story but nothing that tells how they met. Guardian Mate tells that story. It is part serious and part fun. This part of their story ends with the Mating Ceremony. Knowing what I know now I need to go back and re-visit their actions in the main line books. Great addition to the series. Waiting for the next book so Audrey you need to keep writing.

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Friday, February 5, 2021

New Series

Deal with the Devil (Mercenary Librarians, #1)Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Two groups and one big problem. I loved the start of this series. The males are trying something underhanded and it is catching up with them. Turns out they do have a conscious. The females are one the. up and up and their interaction with the male groups is causing changes. Great characters, a to of tension, some romance, and a lot of danger. Look for some unexpected things show up. One problem solved but more out in the wind.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Oh Yes Fogg Lake

All the Colors of Night (Fogg Lake #2)All the Colors of Night by Jayne Ann Krentz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Back to Fogg Lake There are a lot of secrets and North and Sierra are thrown together to unravel them. Along the way their relationship changes. The story moves smoothly and things are solved just not all things. Fogg Lake will see more things happen.

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Right elements

Storm Of Eon (Eon Warriors #7)Storm Of Eon by Anna Hackett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Has all the right elements. Two who do not have time for love but guess what it happens anyway. There is danger and tension as the story plays out. Earth is safe from large invasions but small groups can get through. Fun story to read and one danger left unsolved.

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Quiet in Her BonesQuiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked the setting but the story just did not catch me. Nalini Singh's paranormal series are much better.

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Friday, January 29, 2021

finally

Driven (Deep Ops, #4)Driven by Rebecca Zanetti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finally Angus and Nari get together but not without a lot of danger and tension. Great story that leaves the gang together at the end.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Solid Plot

Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12)Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mercy has a lot on her plate and more than one someone is after her. There are some really interesting additions to this series in Smoke Bitten. Adam is having trouble, a new wolf pack is trying to take over and Underworld is up to something. Some things are solved and some are hanging. A good solid plot arc with more to come.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Interesting

The War Widow (Billie Walker Mystery, #1)The War Widow by Tara Moss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Billie Walker is home from the war and taking up running her Father's PI business. There is a lot going on. Is Billie really a war widow? Can she make it in a male dominated profession? Set in Sidney immediately after the war there is a lot of world building, character development, and plot to fit into one book. A really interesting look at Sidney in the 1940's. All wrapped up in a mystery that started in Germany.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Interesting Premise

The ValiantThe Valiant by J.J. Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is just a set up for the series. A lot is learned but no much is resolved. I enjoyed the story and do want to see where it will go from here.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Good Start

The Bounty Hunter (Cade Korbin Chronicles, #1)The Bounty Hunter by Jasper T. Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A good start to a new series. The characters are interesting, there are some surprises, and the plot moves at a brisk pace. Look for a real surprise at the end.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Great Story to Read Today

A Family for the Titanic Survivor: An uplifting love storyA Family for the Titanic Survivor: An uplifting love story by Lauri Robinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bridget McGowen has a very different journey from the one she expected. A Titanic survivor she is also the reason a young child survives. That brings all the players into the story. I have followed Lauri Robinson since she first started publishing in a small press. It has been a while since I read one of her stories and I forgot how much I like her writing. There are some interesting historical facts in the plot line as well as very likable characters. A good read for the time we are experiencing.

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Love Lasts

Out of the Storm (Buckhorn, Montana, #1)Out of the Storm by B.J. Daniels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a little Different from other B.J. Daniels books. It has the elements you would expect but they are mixed a little differently. You can look for romance and tension and danger. The ending is a little unexpected but fits the story line. Love last forever is the big theme.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Good Entro to Several Series

Dark Knight Station: OriginsDark Knight Station: Origins by Nathan Lowell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A look at how Dark Knight Station got its name and came to be. A nice intro to the series Nathan Lowell writes. His series are interlocking with characters who appear in more than one series. These are great books to read right now. They are about the everyday lives of the characters and leave you with a good feeing.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Short Story

When She Was NaughtyWhen She Was Naughty by Tessa Dare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Short and not a wasted word. This short story has everything needed to tell the story of two people who saw the world very differently. The fun is  seeing how they come to make it right again. Two great characters and a easy to love ending.

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Must Read

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the HorseThe Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great book club book. Great for anyone who needs a uplifting story. The four unusual friends have some great wisdom to pass on. Short and easy to read. It is also a great re-read book. I loved the prose and drawings and know I will go back many time to read.
On several best of 2020 lists.
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Friday, January 1, 2021

Read First

The Governess Gambit (The Wild Wynchesters #0.5)The Governess Gambit by Erica Ridley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read this before The Duke Heist also by Erica Ridley. This sets up everything that happens in book one

The Wilde Wynchesters are a great group, each with their on story to tell. Erica did a great job giving each their own talent and while stilll leaving making it very plain that they are a family. Fun romp and a quick and easy read.


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