Sunday, April 22, 2018

My Week in Review: 4/14/18-4/21/18



I was super excited to come across two new to me series and I can't wait to see where they end up going.  :)  Of course, one is a zombie series.  LOL

Here is what I'd like to share with you today.

Feared by Hell by Michael Anderle - 4 Stars ****


You never mess with a young girl around James Brownstone.
It doesn't matter what crime syndicate you belong to, that just doesn't sit well with him.

The world has changed since the news of Oriceran came out twenty years before. Now, countries all over the world have agreed to using a bounty system for dangerous criminals using advanced magic or advanced technology.

People too powerful for the cops to deal with.

Magical criminals, thugs and bounty hunters, in the future we revert to what worked in the past.

If you find out you are hunted by Brownstone, we suggest you turn yourself in.

It will save you a monumental ass-kicking.

Brownstone likes his life simple, but Life is about to throw him a wicked curveball.

Journey by Brian M Switzer - 4 Stars ****


An exhausted group of survivors. A rumored safe haven. Hundreds of miles separate the two.

The dead rose to feast on the living. A herd of thousands drove the Crandall family off their ranch. Now Will Crandall must lead them to safety.

The Crandalls lead a group of survivors that are running out of food, water, and supplies. They have nowhere to hide in the land of the dead. They hear tale of an old limestone quarry with mineshafts that run for miles underground. There is food, water, and safety there.

But does it really exist? Finding out means a harrowing journey through a countryside infested with the dead...and no promise of haven on the other side.

The Mermaid Trials by Cameron Drake - 4 Stars ****


Losing is dangerous. Winning means everything.


Katriana has been waiting for this moment her entire life.

Once a century, the Royals hold the Trials. Every Mer of a certain age must participate. The contests are brutal. Survival is not guaranteed, but for the victors, the prize is unimaginable.

They are allowed to walk on land.

She is forced to work for her evil stepmother while ignoring the taunts of her spoiled half-sister. She’s desperate to escape. So desperate, she begins the Trials without armor or even a helmet.

Not one to give up, Katriana gives the Trials all she is worth, even catching the eye of a mysterious benefactor who is more than he seems.

How much will she sacrifice to become one of the elite? And if she wins, will she be able to halt mankind’s destruction of the sea?

Mystik Warrior by Brenda Trim & Tami Julka
3 Stars ***


After suffering a century of torture and humiliation, Jace still bears the scars that have left his heart closed to love and acceptance. He escapes the prison walls only to realize he's mystically bound to his tormentor. Believing he doesn’t deserve a Fated Mate, he keeps his distance from females. Renowned for being a level-headed warrior, his control is pushed to the limit when he meets the Vampire Queen’s sister. Not only is his patience tested by Cailyn, but his skills as a sorcerer are challenged when he fights to save her mortal soul.

Cailyn is instantly spellbound by the damaged soul she views in the sparkling depths of Jace’s amethyst eyes. The attraction is so strong that it forces Cailyn to question the direction of the life she has planned with another. Her mundane human life is shaken up by a violent car crash, a Fae spell, expeditions into the bayou, and battles with demons. Amidst the chaos, the developing bond between her and Jace strengthens, leaving their desire for one another undeniable. Of one thing Cailyn is certain, she must help Jace explore the depth of his scars to overcome the wounds of his tortured past and find a future…but will it be with her?

Blood Rose by Danielle Rose - 3 Stars ***


There's no wrath like that of a witch scorned.


Avah Taylor has been given a death sentence: as one of the only spirit users in her coven, Avah has been chosen to wield The Power, the ultimate weapon against the immortal vampire species witches have been at war with for centuries. The Power, given by the gods to one witch of each generation, is considered a great honor, but every witch before has died trying to master this all-too-powerful gift, one that the shell of a mortal can’t contain for long.

On the night of her birth rite, Avah’s coven is attacked, and Avah is left for dead. Confronted with a terrible choice, Avah must decide to either die or save herself by becoming like her enemies. Forced to seek refuge among the very beings she has sworn to kill, Avah vows revenge on those who took her former life from her.

As Avah slowly transitions into a life of blood and war and battles her own feelings for a man she is supposed to hate, she realizes everything she’s been told is a lie.


I hope you are reading something great!

As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle


Sunday, April 15, 2018

My Week in Review: 4/7/18-4/14/18


Last week was a pretty good reading week.  I did start and stop a couple that I just could not really get interested in - but otherwise, I was pleased.

Here is what I want to share with you today:

The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter - 5 Stars *****


Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.

Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him—until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile…and seduce her into his bed.


As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they’ve forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever…

Heart of Malice by Lisa Edmonds - 4 Stars ****



Meet Alice. Private Investigator of the Supernatural.

The first time Moses Murphy’s granddaughter killed on his orders, she was six years old.

For twenty years, she was a prisoner of an organized crime syndicate, forced to use her magic to make Moses the most powerful and feared man on the East Coast. To escape his cruelty, she faked her own death and started a new life as Alice Worth. As a private investigator specializing in cases involving the supernatural, Alice walks a precarious line between atoning for the sins of her grandfather’s cabal and keeping her true identity hidden.

Hired to investigate the disappearance of a mysterious object of power, Alice enlists the help of Malcolm, a ghost running from a past as nightmarish as her own. It soon becomes clear the missing object was taken by someone with a dangerous secret and an unknown agenda. When her client is kidnapped, Alice must find her and the object of power before a vengeful killer destroys the city and slaughters thousands—starting with Alice.

Spiral of Need by Suzanne Wright - 4 Stars ****


Ally Marshall isn’t just a wolf shifter—she’s a Seer. But a girl doesn’t exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind. Disdain practically rolls off the Beta of the Mercury Pack…disdain mixed with a healthy dose of desire. And no matter how much the ruggedly handsome male appeals to her, this is one call of the wild she’s determined to ignore.


After one betrayal too many, Derren doesn’t have much use for Seers—except for Ally. Forced into acting as her protector, he finds himself intensely and passionately drawn to the woman who incites his primal instinct to claim. And when enemies target the pack, Ally’s gift may be just what the Mercury Pack needs. Can he put his distrust aside, or will he force himself to turn his back on the one woman who makes his inner beast howl?

Compound 26 by Krista Street - 4 Stars ****


In a society ruled by sanctions and curfews, Dr. Meghan Forester emerges as the youngest and most promising scientist to join the fight against Makanza - the deadly virus that's ravaged the world.

Inside Compound 26, a giant government-controlled research facility, Meghan's new job involves studying the Kazzies, the rare survivors who carry the virus and now exhibit supernatural powers. But as her work enfolds, Meghan's horrified at the brutal and unethical practices the Kazzies are subjected to.

And most surprisingly, she falls in love with one.

Faced with growing conflict over helping the Kazzies versus following the Compound's strict policies, Meghan must choose: obey the government's unethical practices or risk everything to save the only man she's ever loved.

Magic & Moonshine by Bella Falls - 3 Stars ***


Magic & Mystery are only part of the Southern Charms of Honeysuckle Hollow…


Charli Goodwin doesn’t expect her homecoming to go without a hitch—after all, she skipped town, leaving her fiancĂ© and family without a clue as to where she was going or why. Now that she’s ready to return home, she plans to lay low and sip some of her Nana’s sweet tea while the town gossips come out to play.

Unfortunately, on her first night back, Charli discovers the body of her crazy great uncle (hey, everyone has one). She suddenly finds herself at the center of a mystery that threatens the very foundations of Honeysuckle Hollow and the safety of every paranormal citizen in it—starting with Charlie herself.

With the clock ticking, will Charli’s special magical talents be enough to save not only the town but her own life?

That's my week.  I hope you are reading something great!

As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle

Sunday, April 8, 2018

My Week in Review: 3/3/1/18-4/7/18


I was pretty pleased with the books I chose this week.  I found a couple of new to me series that look very promising and I am excited to see where they take me.

Here is what I want to share with you today:

Fury of Fire by Coreene Callahan - 4 Stars ****


A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her he is bound by duty.


Myst loves her life in the human world, but Bastian has captured her heart in an instant of electric connection. But Bastian and his warriors are in the middle of a deadly battle with the Razorback dragon shifters, intent on killing every Nightfury clan member—and the humans they protect—the fate of their world and ours hangs in the balance.

Catacombs by Avery Cross - 4 Stars ****


Briar Shroud has gone from foster child to full scholarship at the Academy of Ancients. Cool, right?

Not quite. Her upperclassman mentor Zachary sucks. He's hot, but he sucks at being a mentor. And a friend. And a person.

Her roommate's a paranormal, and the whole school is underground and a secret.
Know what else is bad? Briar learns she's a witch. And a rare type of witch, to boot.

It went from bad to worse—a picture of a sister she's never heard of appears at the school. A sister she knows nothing about.

And the rules seem hellbent on keeping Briar from learning the truth. And sometimes, it seems other forces would rather not see her alive.

Wild Side by Kelly Goode - 4 Stars ****


Kari Stillwell longs to be normal, but being born with white hair and the ability to control air lands her in trouble more often than not. She doesn’t go looking for danger; it just knows where to find her.

Working as an investigator for a supernatural law firm, she is tasked with finding a missing girl who police believe died at the hands or rather “fangs” of her vampire boyfriend.

The search takes Kari to Wild Side, a nightclub that has no trouble living up to its name. It’s a place for humans to fulfil their dark fantasies whilst the blood flows freely on tap.

Aided by a sexy vampire (who can read her mind) and a secretive shape-shifter (who just so happens to be in the right place at the right time whenever she needs him), Kari realises that in order to survive the game that she has been forced into playing she might have to become something she fears...

...something more than human.

Outcast: Spellslingers Academy of Magic by Annabel Chase
4 Stars ****


I live by one simple rule: no magic.

Not too hard in the human world, plus it keeps me hidden from my evil sorcerer father. Safe.

When I’m forced into using magic to save an innocent family, the jig is up.

Or so I believe.

Instead, I’m whisked off to an academy of magic in a place I never knew existed. The problem is—my power is completely raw, which means I don’t know my butt from a broomstick. At first it's all wands, witches, and a new wardrobe...until I get caught in a restricted area with a dead body. Now it's going to take more than magic to clear my name. Thanks to new friends and a magically delicious vampire called Gray, I don't have to fly solo anymore.

I'm out of my depth and out of options. Can I catch a killer before it's too late, or am I doomed to live a life on the run?

Waking Chaos by T L Callahan - 3 Stars ***


Wealth. Desire. Power. All could be yours in the Paldimori Games.

Lia Davies has buried the terror and guilt of her past under a life of quiet routine. Her fragile peace is shattered when she becomes the target of vicious rumors. To save her business, she makes a desperate decision to enter a mysterious game that promises a substantial prize for the winner.

What should have been the solution to all of her problems turns into a deadly fight for her life as inexplicable events begin to occur. Chaos—the sexy yet infuriating leader of the six Paldimori Houses—calls them “accidents.” Lia isn’t buying it. After all, man-eating plants aren’t a real thing, right?

What she will discover about her past and the ancient power waking on the island of Sotirìa will change them all forever. Whispers of a prophecy are stirring, and Lia is at the center of it all. Trusting the one man who sparks her fury—and her passion—may be the only way to survive the Paldimori Games.

That was my week.  I hope you see something you'd like to try.  I am eager to get to the books I have lined up for this week - got a couple of shifter books in there and I might be in the mood for a zombie read.  :)  Let's be honest, when am I not in the mood for a zombie read?  

Thanks for stopping by,

~Michelle   

Sunday, April 1, 2018

My Week in Review: 3/24/18-3/31/18


I am excited about the books I have to share with you today.  I am equally excited about the ones I have picked out for next week. :)

Here they are:

Moons Kissed by Jennifer Snyder - 4 Stars ****


Life is different for those living in the Mirror Lake Trailer Park.

Mina Ryan has waited years for her werewolf gene to trigger. The clock is ticking, if she isn't Moon Kissed soon, she runs the risk of becoming an outsider to her pack.

Bigger issues arise when Mina learns one of her pack members has gone missing. Even worse, she might know something about their disappearance. There's only one person Mina can turn to for help. Too bad she has a hard time trusting herself when she's around him...


With the full moon looming closer, the mystery of a missing pack member growing, and her attraction to the Alpha's son blooming, it's all Mina can do to keep her head and heart in check.

Tiff in Time by Jaxon Reed - 4 Stars ****


In the beginning, God created people, angels, and fae. Creatures existing between the spiritual realm and the physical, fae scattered among parallel worlds spreading magic and chaos.

The Walker hunts fae, killing them, bringing them to justice. On occasion, he recruits followers. He found Tiff, an orphan, and raised her to be one of his best hunters. A skilled killer, she jumps into any timeline on any alternate, and seeks her prey.

A powerful artifact and a mysterious fae crop up in the Roaring Twenties, in Chicago. Tiff is on her way. But this time, after centuries of being hunted, the fae have other plans. . .

Lock & Key by Clara Coulson - 4 Stars ****


In a world forever changed by The Unveiling, where so-called "supernaturals" revealed their existence to humanity...

Katherine "Kat" King is on the run.

Two years ago, she woke up in a cell, held captive by a mysterious organization known as Advent 9. Subjected to harsh experiments involving magic, mayhem, and genetic engineering, Kat struggled to hold on to her sanity.

But now, she's escaped Advent 9's grasp—and she intends to keep it that way. Using the only three things that Advent 9 couldn't take from her: an alias, amnesia, and an attitude that could make a grown man cry.

___

Liam Crown had it all once up a time.

A washed-up star detective with a penchant for "magic tricks," Liam's life fell to pieces when an accident cost him his family—and his sobriety. Now he scrapes by with a PI license and his late father's used bookshop and spends most of his free time with a bottle in his hand.

But when a chance encounter with a strange woman makes him the target of a violent underground organization, Liam finds himself being dragged out of his stagnant life and back into the danger zone he thought he'd left forever.

And as the stakes begin to mount, Liam realizes that his old self is slowly coming back to life in the face of battle.

Now all he has to do is survive the war.

Hereditary Magic by Emma L Adams - 3 Stars ***


In a world of magic, being non-magical can get you killed.

Ilsa Lynn has made it her life's goal to avoid the curse that binds her family to serve the Summer Court of Faerie. With her magically talented twin sister given the role of Gatekeeper, Ilsa is content to hide under the radar among the regular humans.

At least until a mysterious spellbook falls into her possession, granting Ilsa with a sudden and inconvenient affinity with the dead, and dangerous magic that paints a neon target on her head. With her family's questionable past quite literally refusing to stay buried, the last thing Ilsa needs is an untrustworthy self-proclaimed faerie bodyguard, even if he does come with a deadly skillset of his own.

Dealing with zombies and fae assassins would be difficult enough on its own, but now someone's out to frame her for murder, too. While dodging enemies at every corner, Ilsa must get a handle on her new powers before the armies of Faerie invade Earth. She might just be in over her head...

Forgotten Gods by S T Branton - 3 Stars ***


The gods are real...and they’re assholes.

Thousands of years ago, ancient deities fought a civil war that nearly destroyed the earth. They were defeated by a great warrior—and banished to spend eternity beyond the reach of the humans who once served them.

Their war is raging once again.

And once again, it will require a great hero to save humanity.

Unfortunately for humanity, I’m that hero.

My name is Vic Stratton. I’m no saint, but I’m the best chance we’ve got at surviving the chaos about to be unleashed. But hey, at least I have my good looks, a quick tongue, and the sword of the gods on my side.

And I’m going to need it. Because when the gods return, all hell will break loose.

Dead: Suffer the Children by T W Brown - 3 Stars ***


Evan has returned. After fighting his way back, he discovers that his former encampment has been overrun in a brutal attack. Unsure of what to do, he is eventually forced into action by an approaching herd of the undead numbering in the thousands. It is then that he suffers more stings of betrayal and once again encounters Don Evans.

Running for his life again, Evan decides to make a run for a place he feels is suitable and safe. Along the way, he encounters more of the dregs of humanity, a woman who seems like she was pulled from an action-hero adventure, as well as survivors just looking for hope.

Through it all, he continues to encounter the "zombie children" that act very different from the adult variety. Do they still possess some sense of their humanity? Or are they simply just more dangerous?

There ya have it.  I hope you are reading something wonderful.

As always, thank you for stopping by,

~Michelle


Sunday, March 25, 2018

My Week in Review: 3/17/18-3/24/18


I found a couple of really good new to me authors these last couple of weeks and I am super excited to see where they are going to lead me.  :)  Here are the books I want to share with you today.

Shoot the Messenger by Pippa DeCosta - 4 Stars ****



Lies aren't her only weapons against the fae...

In the Halow system, one of Earth’s three sister star systems, tek and magic—humans and fae—are at war.

Kesh Lasota is a ghost in the machine. Invisible to tek, she’s hired by the criminal underworld to carry illegal messages through the Halow system. But when one of those messages kills its recipient, Kesh finds herself on the run with a bounty on her head and a quick-witted marshal on her tail.

Proving her innocence should be straightforward. Until a warfae steals the evidence she needs. The fae haven’t been seen in Halow in over a thousand years. And this one—a brutally efficient killer able to wield tek—should not exist. But neither should Kesh.

As Kesh’s carefully crafted lie of a life crumbles around her, she knows being invisible is no longer an option. To hunt the warfae, to stop him from destroying a thousand-year fragile peace, she must resurrect the horrors of her past.

Kesh Lasota was a ghost. Now she’s back, and there’s only one thing she knows for certain: Nobody shoots the messenger and gets away with it.

Whiskey, Vamps, and Thieves by Selene Charles - 4 Stars ****


Meet Scarlett Smith, Southern Vampire Detective…


Well, at least that's what she is today. Not too long ago she was just a regular Southern Belle in love with her soldier, dreaming of a life full of babies and white picket fences.

Then she died.

Now she's a vampire in a shifter's world trying to make sense of her sudden thirst for blood and her strange ability to read the emotions off of others. Especially as it pertains to death—she and death have a strange affinity for one another now, but best not to dwell on that subject too long. She's still totally just a normal girl, except now she solves murders and drinks a little type-O on the side. No big deal, she's certainly nothing special or amazing...right? Except every once in a while she senses something stirring inside of her. Something dark. Something ancient. And something very, very powerful. But for now it's just easier to pretend she's nothing more than a vampire with a badge and a gun who just so happens to have the hots for not one, but two different shifters one of whom is her step-brother.


No one ever said being dead would be easy.

Dream Warrior by Brenda Trim & Tami Julka - 4 Stars ****


Along the edges of darkness, a war of attrition rages between the demon plane and the Tehrex Realm. Dark Warriors alone stand between humans and the evil that seeks to destroy them. Zander Tarakesh, the sexy as sin vampire king, leads the battle. Zander is battle-hardened and accustomed to command, yet wrestles to regain control when his Fated Mate is propelled into his world, bombarding him with unfamiliar emotions. His life depends on him uniting with Elsie, the slip of a mortal, who unknowingly protects a vital piece of his soul. Eradicating the demons will be an easier task than combating her sense of guilt and betrayal to gain her acceptance, loyalty, and ultimately her love. And, he must do this before she plunges a stake in his heart. One thing is certain; the flames of passion ignite a fire in their shared souls…

Elsie Hayes’ life is shattered after the vicious murder of her husband. Intent on revenge, she spends her evenings killing creatures others only see in nightmares. A supernatural event teleports Elsie into a world filled with violence, magic and unexpected lust and love when she is thrust from widow to Fated Mate of the enigmatic vampire king. Can she lower the protective shield around her heart, giving herself to a vampire whose power is the very reason her life was changed forever?

Undercover Magic by Linsey Hall - 4 Stars ****


I've got two choices. Join the Undercover Protectorate. Or die.


In a world of controlled magic, I’m an Unknown. Deadly power, little control. I’m only alive because I pay a Blood Sorcerer to keep me hidden. But when he comes to collect on the debt I can’t pay, one of his goons slams me with a deadly curse. Suddenly, I’m out of options and out of time.

When I’m given a rare chance to join the elite Undercover Protectorate and train at their academy to become an investigator, I have a way to hunt the cure for the curse. They have resources I don’t. Easy, since I’m broke.

Seems like a good plan, right? At least, until they tell me Cade will be joining me on my hunt for the Blood Sorcerer. He's an actual Celtic war god--and the hottest guy I’ve ever seen. The catch? I can’t let him know that I’m an Unknown, or I’m out on my ass and deader than Hades.

Hired Gun by MD Cooper & Zen DiPietro - 4 Stars ****


Reece is all about her Akonwaran whiskey.

Well, that, and a good fight. If her job doesn’t give her enough opportunity, her best friend Kippy will hustle up a brawl for her at his bar.

Most of the time, she’s busy enough as a corporate fixer to keep her satisfied. Some people call her a bounty hunter, and she does do a lot of hunting people down. Her expertise goes much deeper than that, though, she demands a steep price for it.

When her boss assigns her an unwanted partner, Reece is further dismayed to find that he’s a gen-mod from outside the retro zone. The last thing she wants to do is be a mentor to someone like that. She’ll scrape him off if she can.

As they chase a rogue scientist out of the Machete system, she’s looking for a way to get rid of him. That endeavor takes a backseat when their search for the scientist takes them into greater danger than either of them bargained for.

She’ll have to move fast and shoot straight to get out of this one.

A hired gun goes where the job is, and doesn’t ask too many questions.

As you can see, I had a fantastic reading week.  :)  I am excited about the books I've chosen for next week.

Thanks for stopping by,

~Michelle

Sunday, March 18, 2018

My Week in Review: 3/10/18-3/17/18


I was very pleased with last weeks' reads.  I found a couple of new to me authors that I enjoyed very much.  I have been missing my zombie reads - so I may have to throw one of those in for next week.  :)

Here are the books I want to share with you today.

Queen Heir by Leia Stone & Jaymin Eve - 4 Stars ****



Betrayal. Forbidden romance. And a fight to the death.

Arianna is a 20 year old queen heir, eligible for the crown of wolf shifters. Heirs are trained and groomed from birth so that they're ready to rule should the queen perish during their time of eligibility. Only heirs can control the mecca, a powerful force of magic that runs beneath the boroughs of New York City.

Of course, there's little chance that the Red Queen will fall, she has stood for a century, and her power is beyond reckoning. Or so Arianna believes, right up until the final tolling of the bells. The queen has been murdered and four heirs will now fight it out for the crown.

If that wasn't enough to keep Arianna busy she also has to deal with a forbidden kiss, a bear king who may or may not be behind the war on her people, and the reappearance of a race of beings who were thought to be no more than urban legends.

Just another day in New York City. Let the Summit begin.

Bound in Flames by Milly Taiden - 4 Stars ****


Morgan Polley is an empath who helps people. When she meets Tor and his family of dying dragons, she wants to assist them in finding their mates. Except for Tor’s. She wants to keep him and make lots of babies with the big sexy man. It’s getting hard to remember her objective when her hormones go out of whack around him.


Tor Drachen is one of a handful of dragons left on earth, dying due to their mates being targeted and killed before finding each other. He’s been told Morgan Polley will be a mate to one of his kind, but who? He’s having a hard time keeping her at bay and the thought of getting her pregnant to start a family is a very tempting idea.

A breed of evil dragons is after Morgan, but Tor promises to protect her to the very end. Even if it turns out that she’s one of his brothers’ mates. If he can’t find a way to cheat fate, he will walk away without his heart.

Relic: Blade by Ben Zackheik - 4 Stars ****


Cocky vampires. Mythical Swords. A horde of nasty ghosts.

Kane Arkright has been put in charge of tracking down hundreds of ancient artifacts, each packing nasty supernatural powers. But when thousands of vampires wake up after a 1,000-year slumber, the world shudders because they want their treasures back.

As Kane, and his partner Rebel, do all they can to stay one step ahead of the vampire legions who are hot on their tails, the very fabric of reality sits on the edge of a blade. Worse, if the sword Kane is tracking falls into the wrong hands, darkness will consume everything...

Moon of Fire by H D Gordon - 3 Stars ***


Hustling wolfsbane is the only way Dita Silvers knows how to survive.

As a werewolf from the slums, she longs to lift her family out of poverty, and getting involved with the prominent criminals in town seems worth the potential earnings.

But when Dita makes a snap decision that changes the course of things, and a handsome stranger comes to town asking questions, her resolve to accomplish her end goals will be put to the test.

With a witty sorceress as a best friend and partner in crime, and five siblings to look after, Dita has her hands full. Female werewolves do not command the respect male werewolves do, and they certainly don’t run a bootlegging operation at the height of prohibition.

Hell Bent by Dan Thompson - 3 Stars ***


Alice Koufax desperately wants to break out of the Herald’s Lifestyle section, and when a local football hero proposes to the mayor’s succubus daughter, she thinks it’s finally her ticket to the front page. But when the bride-to-be disappears with rumors of a cursed engagement ring, Alice realizes she’s grabbed a demon by the horns.

On top of all that, she has to deal with her half-elf mother’s interference in her love life, the inscrutable Fae, and the mysterious Stonemen. Can she save the day, reunite the lovers, and most importantly, get her story filed before the deadline?

Welcome to the five ‘burghs, where the Gates in Pittsburgh put power, ruins, magic, and Hell itself just a subway ride away.

I hope you find something here you want to read.  I'm looking forward to the books I have lined up for next week.  :)

As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle  

Sunday, March 11, 2018

My Week in Review: 3/3/18-3/10/18


Last week was a good reading for me - if a short one.  The grandbaby decided to visit early and honestly, last week is a blur.  :)

Here are the books I want to share with you today.

Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein - 4 Stars ****


Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.
Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.

As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies—my ancestors—were beginning to awaken.

Blood Crossed by John P Logsdon & Christopher P Young
4 Stars ****


A Retriever. A Reaper. A nefarious criminal who is turning normals into vampire zombies.
The Netherworld Paranormal Police Department's toughest Retriever, Piper Shaw, is sent to track down an escaped prisoner. When it comes out that the escapee, Gallien Cross, is the guy who was originally involved in turning normals into vampire zombies, Piper finds herself in a battle that will put her immortality to the test. But in order to capture Cross, she must first figure out a way to track the man and take him down before he gets too powerful. To make matters worse, she has to bring a rookie by the name of Reaper Payne along for the ride…

The duo has to battle through tough goons, vampire zombies, and Cross himself. But things aren't always what they seem, and when she finally learns the full story, it may just be too late for everyone…

Covert Fae by C N Crawford - 3 Stars ***


To live, I must tempt the angels of death.

A fae like me shouldn't have to hide her power. But in the world of the Great Nightmare, magic makes me a target. It’s been eighteen months since the angels of the apocalypse ripped our world apart.

Now, I've gotten the chance to fight back against the terrifyingly seductive angels. I've joined a secret organization of spies known as the Order. And I’m going undercover in the angels' court.

Problem is, I have to pretend to be someone I’m not: an alluring succubus. If I don't fool them, the fate of the world will lie in ruins.

I can't let that happen. The angels tried to destroy my world. Now it’s my turn to unleash my powers--and ravage theirs.

The Undercover Witch by Gina LaManna - 3 Stars ***


My mother says trouble began the day I was born, but I’d disagree. I think trouble started the day I crashed my broomstick into an undercover cop car.

My name is Ainsley Shaw, and I’m a Guardian Witch. The title sounds fancier than it is—really, I’m a glorified bodyguard for magical people. I love my job, and I’m good at it… most days.

Except today. While I was flying around town on my broomstick thinking about life, love, and the latest episode of The Bachelor, I zoned out and ran smack dab into the taillights of a speeding police cruiser. Unfortunately, the man inside was a human cop, which made explaining how I appeared from thin air in the middle of a crime scene a bit of a challenge.

Now, the police think I’m trouble—not least of all Detective Hotterson, the one responsible for denting my shiny new broomstick. Which means that if I can’t find the real bad guys before I’m put in jail, I’ll be locked away for a crime I didn’t commit.

However, when magic is involved, things are never as simple as they appear...

That's my week in review.  I hope you are reading something wonderful.

As always, thanks for stopping by.
~Michelle