Friday, March 30, 2018

Review: Blood Orchids

Blood Orchids Blood Orchids by Toby Neal
My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Hawaii is palm trees, black sand and blue water—but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there’s a dark side to paradise.

Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers—one of whom she’d recently busted. With its echoes of her own past, the murdered girl’s harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply. She becomes obsessed—even as the killer is drawn to Lei's intensity, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity.

Despite her obsession with the case and fear that she's being stalked, Lei finds herself falling in love for the first time. Steaming volcanoes, black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei's quest for answers—and the stalker is closer than she can imagine, as threads of the past tangle in her future. Lei is determined to find the killer—but he knows where to find her first.

My Thoughts:

Cover/Title: The title and cover are ok. I chose this book because of the genre. I wanted a crime novel and this fit the bill.

Characters: I liked Lei and Stevens. Lei is complicated and has lots of baggage but that is what makes her the way she is. I loved Keiki!

Plot: Lei is a police officer that wants to become a detective. A shocking murder leads her into an investigation that hits home for her. There are some disturbing parallels to her past.

Overall: I would have given this book a 3 but the language change was killing me. I understand that the native people spoke pidgin but it is really distracting when reading this book. You would have some people speaking regular English and then it changes over to pidgin. It really annoyed me the whole way thru the book and took away from the enjoyment that I might have had. The plot was interesting and the action was never-ending. Would I read more of this series? No, the use of pidgin would just continue to annoy me and I am just not interested enough.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

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Review: Jack of All Trades

Jack of All Trades Jack of All Trades by Derek Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


It seems a dream job for Jack, a small builder in Forest Gate, when he gets the job to repair the summerhouse of a millionaire couple in Chigwell. The two months work will pay his debts, and give him space to sort out his personal demons. Except, the couple are at war, both having affairs, their marriage beyond salvage. The husband fires Jack, she takes him back on – and suddenly he is too involved with their scheming. Complicated further when he falls for her secretary. And when there’s a murder, using his tools as the weapon, Jack is prime suspect.

My Thoughts:

Cover/Title: The cover and title don't really do much to draw me in. The reason I read this book was because I had a challenge that I needed a character named Jack for. This book fit that challenge so I read it.

Characters: Jack seems a bit weak as far as MCs go. The other characters were ok aside from the couple that he worked for. They are basically destructive and get in the way of everyone's happiness, including their own.

Plot: Jack is off to a new construction job. His new employers treat him like a yo-yo and he doesn't know whether he is coming or going. Then a body is found and everyone is a suspect. Jack is determined to figure out who is responsible.

Overall: It is an ok book. I wasn't much of a fan of the characters. The mystery itself unravels at a decent pace. It isn't overly easy to solve the mystery but the evidence is there to figure it out. Overall, it is an ok mystery and a good way to spend an evening.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Review: Alice in Murderland

Alice in Murderland Alice in Murderland by Samantha Silver
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Moving from Miami to small-town Oregon was supposed to be boring... 

When Alice Calliope takes over her recently deceased aunt's bookshop in Sapphire Village, Oregon, she's not expecting her world to be flipped upside down, but that's exactly what happens when her cousin Cat reveals to Alice that she's actually a witch. Add in the fact that the two of them stumble upon a dead body, and Alice's first day in town ends up being a lot more eventful than she could have possibly imagined! 

What was supposed to be a simple cross-country move winds up with Alice having to learn how to navigate a whole new magical world while at the same time trying to clear Cat's name as she emerges as the main suspect in the murder. Add in the eccentric Grandma Cee, witchcraft lessons, a whiny old ghost and the laziest cat ever, and Alice definitely has her hands full. 

With pressure mounting for the super-hot local sheriff to arrest her cousin, will Alice be able to hunt down the real killer before it's too late? 

Alice in Murderland is a full-length novel and the first book in the Magical Bookshop Mystery series of paranormal cozy mysteries. 

My Thoughts:

Cover/Title:I like the cover. It seems perfect for this book. The title is what drew me in. I love titles like this.

Characters: I really enjoyed the characters. Alice, Cat and Peaches are great. I love the personality of their family. I also liked Archie. I love how grumpy he is without his Agatha Christie books.

Plot: Alice is meeting her biological mother's family for the first time. She inherits her aunt's bookstore and so much more. Her family is unique to say the least and she stumbles across a dead body as soon as she hits town. She is determined to find the killer so she can move on with her new life.

Overall: I really enjoyed this book but it needs some editing. I had to re-read a few parts because of some issues. At one point, the girls are interviewing a woman and her name and the dead woman's are mixed up. Another time, the cat is called Biscuit when it is called Muffin throughout the entire book before and after that point. These errors are glaringly obvious so I took one star off my review. With some editing, this would be a 4 star read. Once you get past these, the books is worth a read.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: Deader Homes and Gardens

Deader Homes and Gardens Deader Homes and Gardens by Angie Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Southern belle Verity Long is back in business—as a ghost hunter. Now all she has to do is visit the town's creepiest mansion and exorcise a family of vengeful spirits. Piece of cake. After all, ghosts love her and need her... that is until she meets the ghosts of Rock Fall mansion. They'll do anything to keep their murderous secrets hidden within the cliff-side fortress—even if that means getting rid of one meddling ghost hunter. 

With the entire town skeptical and scrutinizing her every move, Verity struggles to uncover the century-old mystery behind the house. And when she stumbles upon a very fresh, very dead body, she realizes there’s more to it than she ever imagined. With the help of her sexy cop boyfriend, Ellis, and her ghostly gangster sidekick, Frankie, she braves the overgrown gardens, the desolate family cemetery, and the haunted mansion that have been locked away for generations. 

Can Verity unearth the truth before she's the next one buried on the deadly grounds?

My Thought:

Cover/Title: I love the play on words in the title. It is what drew me to this author in the first place. I have read several and never been disappointed.

Characters: I love the characters. I love how determined Verity is even when she is scared. Frankie is hilarious and the reason I love this series.

Plot: Verity gets her first paid job as a ghost hunter. The previous residents (who are now haunting the house) found an Egyptian tomb and its treasures. However, the treasure is supposedly cursed and they all died but the son, who was away at the time. Verity and the only living descendant need to figure out what happened in that house so they can help the ghosts.

Overall: I enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more of the series.

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La Obsesión del Multimillonario ~CHLOE


Por fin Chloe Colter puede cumplir su sueño de casarse después de más de una década de estudios para
convertirse en veterinaria equina. Pero sus sueños de una vida perfecta se hacen añicos cuando su
prometido se vuelve violento, obligándola a distanciarse definitivamente de una relación destructiva.

La vida siempre ha sido fácil para Gabe Walker… hasta el momento en que besa a Chloe Colter en una
fiesta de Nochevieja. La desea y está acostumbrado a conseguir lo que quiere. ¿Podrá convencer a Chloe
de que acepte un trabajo en su rancho de caballos para poder verla todos los días y ver aflorar lentamente
su pasión a medida que ella aprende a confiar de nuevo en un hombre?

La llama entre Gabe y Chloe arde vivamente, pero ¿podrá Chloe desprenderse de su horrible vida antes
de Gabe para darle una oportunidad?, ¿será lo bastante fuerte como para tenderle la mano y aceptar a un
hombre que la desea, que no quiere cambiarla y que la quiere tal y como es? ¿O la confusión emocional
por los sentimientos que Gabe despierta en ella hará que le resulte aún más difícil reponerse y la
empujará a alejarse?





La Obsesión Del Multimillonario
La colección completa en estuche
Mía Por Esta Noche, Mía Por Ahora
Mía Para Siempre, Mía Por Completo



Biografía de la Autora

J.S Scott es una de las autoras más vendidas de novelas de romance eróticas.
Aunque es una lectora ávida de todo tipo de literatura, escribe lo que más le gusta leer.
J.S. Scott escribe historias eróticas de romance, tanto contemporáneas como
paranormales. En su mayoría, el protagonista es un varón alfa y todas terminan con un
final feliz porque no parece que la autora esté dispuesta a terminarlas de otra manera.
Jan vive en las hermosas montañas rocallosas con su esposo y sus muy consentidos
pastores alemanes.

Recibe todas las Novedades de la Autora suscribiéndote a la hoja informativa aquí

Monday, March 26, 2018

Review: A Mail-Order Heart

A Mail-Order Heart A Mail-Order Heart by Janelle Daniels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Clara Stewart has every intention of marrying Ivan, her mail-order groom, but her plans fall apart when he dies before her arrival—leaving not one fiancée but nine! When the female-starved town offers them Ivan’s home and claim, Clara steps forward and promises to do whatever necessary to see to the women’s future, regardless of her own attraction to the town’s sheriff.

Sheriff Sawyer Morrison had one goal: to protect his town. But when nine women arrive, all claiming to be mail-order brides for the same man, his once quiet life is thrown into chaos. Safeguarding them from aggressive suitors is nothing compared to the inner battle he faces over Clara, a woman who heats his blood… but can never be his own.

But when Clara is kidnapped by the same person who’s sabotaging their mine, Sawyer must choose between the life he knew and the future he craves.

My Thoughts:

Title/Cover: I grabbed this book because I love stories about mail order brides finding their HEA.

Characters: Clara and Belle were my favorite of the women but the sheriff was likable also.

Plot: A crazy miner sends for 9 mail order brides. I guess one wasn't enough for this guy. Too bad he died before they arrived. Of course, the women are not happy but are determined to make the best of their situation. How hard can it possibly be to keep 9 women safe in a town full of miners until they find husbands? The sheriff has his work cut out for him!

Overall: I don't think I even read the synopsis when I bought this. I saw mail order bride and grabbed a copy. I am certainly not disappointed with the purchase. I laughed as I realized the predicament that these women found themselves in. The guy had to be crazy to think 9 women would want to share one husband. The whole situation made me smile at the ridiculousness of it. It was definitely worth the read.

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Review: Falling Star

Falling Star Falling Star by Diana Dempsey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The page-turner for every woman who's ever had better days ...

Natalie Daniels' husband just dumped her. Her boss is scheming to replace her. And she's falling in love with her sexy Australian TV news agent - who's about to propose to somebody else.

What's a woman to do? Dig deep and show what she's made of - which just might land her both the job and the man of her dreams ...

My Thoughts:

Cover/Title: The cover is pretty but I am not sure why I bought the book to begin with. I have had it a really long time and never got around to reading it until now.

Characters: I enjoyed reading Natalie's story. I love that the events happening around her don't break her. She gets right back up, dusts herself off and keeps moving forward.

Plot: Poor Natalie. Her life is crumbling around her. Her husband walks out on her and she starts having issues at work. Natalie decides to fight back the only way she knows how.

Overall: Despite, not remembering purchasing this book (or why), I really enjoyed it. I love reading about strong women that stand up for themselves. When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

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Review: Dolled Up For Murder

Dolled Up For Murder Dolled Up For Murder by Deb Baker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


"Caroline Birch. Put her away." The message was clutched in the fist of a destitute former doll collector found dead at the bottom of a cliff with a valuable French doll’s parasol in her pocket. And the person seen fleeing the crime scene fits Caroline’s description. But Gretchen Birch knows her mother is innocent. The problem is, Caroline has disappeared – and she’s left an urgent warning that Gretchen is in danger, too.

My Thoughts:

Cover/Title: The title was intriguing. The synopsis clinched it for me.

Characters: The characters were interesting. Gretchen's family is definitely one of a kind.

Plot: Gretchen's mother disappears after a woman is found dead. Gretchen and her crazy aunt try to solve the murder and find her missing mother.

Overall: This is a quaint little mystery. I really enjoyed her two aunts as they both seem to be crazy fun.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Review: A Bazaar Murder

A Bazaar MurderA Bazaar Murder by Amy Phipps
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Amanda Blakemore returns to Juniper Falls, Ohio after finding her husband in bed with another woman. Heartbroken and wounded by his betrayal she agrees to move in with her grandmother, Margaret. After being volunteered to help with the church bazaar Amanda and Margaret stumble over the body of Florence Hardy. Juniper Falls wealthiest woman not to mention rudest. As the list of suspects keeps growing by the minute the girls recruit neighbor and Ex-Sheriff Henry and eccentric gossip-loving Olive to help investigate. Along with a little help from a St. Bernard named Twinkie they may just catch a killer.

My Thoughts:

Cover/Title: I chose this book because I needed a book with a house on it for a Goodreads challenge.

Characters: I enjoyed these characters. They all seem to be quirky in their own way. My favorite is the dog, Twinkie. Yep, he likes Twinkies!

Plot: Amanda moves in with her grandmother after catching her husband cheating on her. She throws herself into helping with the local bazaar to keep herself too busy to think about her problems. Unfortunately, a body is found and the sheriff is incompetent. They race to find the real murderer before they become victims themselves.

Overall: This is your average small town mystery. It is definitely worth the read. It is quick and easy for those days that you can't deal with anything more complex.

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Review: The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. 

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. 

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them —Set— has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe - a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

My Thoughts:

Cover/Title: Honestly, it wasn't the title or cover that drew me in. I hear a lot about this author from my teens and his books seem to be popular. I wanted to check out his books for myself.

Characters: I loved reading about the different gods. I think Anubis might be my favorite.

Plot: Sadie and Carter are dragged into a dangerous mission to stop a dangerous Egyptian god, Set. They learn a lot about themselves, their family and the gods along the way.

Overall: This is a fantastic adventure into the world of Egyptian gods. I love how the author wrote the book in alternating POVs (Sadie & Carter). This book has definitely caught my interest and I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Review: Born in Fire

Born in Fire Born in Fire by K.F. Breene
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Heart pounding and laugh out loud funny, USA TodayBestselling author K.F. Breene will take you on a magical joy ride you won't soon forget. 

Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn't the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don't have many options.

So dangerous or not, the job is mine. And it was going fine, until an old as sin vampire stole my mark, and with it, my pay day.

Knowing I'm poor and desperate, he has offered me a job. I'll have to work by his side to help solve a top secret case.

Everyone knows not to trust vampires. Especially a hot elder vampire. But without any other jobs coming up, I'm stuck. As I uncover a web of lies and treachery, revealing an enemy I didn't know existed, the truth of my identity is threatened. I might make it out alive, only to end up in a gilded cage.

My Thoughts:

Cover/Title: The cover/synopsis is what drew me in to read this book.

Characters: I loved the characters in this book. Reagan is funny and can kick ass to boot! Dizzy and Callie are just plain fun. I love when they bicker with each other. Darius may seem abrupt and rude but I kinda like him and I think he is perfect for Reagan. They balance each other out.

Plot: Reagan is a supernatural bounty hunter and Darius is a vampire who gets in her way. Forced to work together, they piece together an odd friendship. Throw in some mages, magic battles and lots of mayhem.

Overall: I loved this book and I fully intend to explore more of this series.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

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The Billionaire's Game ~ Kade

The Billionaire's Obsession Book #4

Meet Jan's sexy, hot, alpha, Billionaires.
Who will become your next obsession.....


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With his professional football career over due to a tragic accident, billionaire Kade Harrison takes on the task of
solving a mystery for his brother-in-law and friend, Max Hamilton. But what starts out as a simple favor soon
becomes a whole lot more than he bargained for when the woman he's seeking slips away from him every time he
gets close to finding her. Asha Paritala is nothing like he expected, and the female he had tracked down as a favor for
Max soon becomes a woman he wants for his very own, a woman who makes protective and highly predatory instincts
he didn't know he had flare to life inside him. Can Kade convince her that some things are worth risking it all?

Caught between two worlds, Asha Paritala is homeless, broke and damaged from a life of abuse and neglect. Born of
an American mother and an Indian immigrant father, Asha was raised as an Indian woman by a foster family after the
death of her natural parents when she was little more than a baby. She's spent her entire life under the control of others
until finally breaking free two years earlier, and she's determined to keep her freedom, even if it means she has to
struggle to survive. But when she meets Kade Harrison, her resolve is tested. After Kade helps her through a bad
situation, she finds herself beginning to trust Kade as she's never trusted a man before. Asha is tempted by the
possibility of family, and the irresistible lure of a man like Kade Harrison. Can a woman caught between two cultures,
so flawed and so backward, really reach out and take what she wants, or will the instinct to run from the pain of her
past destroy the hope of happiness for her future?

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Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating computer games than
rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants...until he meets Kara Foster. Something
about Kara touches Simon in ways he's never experienced and definitely doesn't like. For over a year,
Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her, not even to himself.
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Billionaire Unchallenged~ Carter
Coming out August 28th 2018.

J.S. "Jan" Scott is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of steamy
romance. She's an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read,
J.S. Scott writes both contemporary steamy romance stories and paranormal romance.
They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can't seem
to write them any other way!
She lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two very spoiled German Shepherds.