Sunday, May 20, 2018

My Week in Review: 5/12/18-5/19/18


I have decided to switch things up a bit with the blog - I am going to be doing genre themes.  This means each week I will feature five books from the same genre, with a different genre each week.

This week the feature genre is Young Adult.  Here are the books I'd like to share with you:

Feral Recruit by Ginger Booth - 4 Stars ****


She survived. That's not good enough.

When Ebola struck Manhattan, Ava Panic was a bright high school sophomore. Two years later, Ava's still kicking. Also hitting, biting, and gouging eyes.

Nine out of ten didn't make it. Half the survivors are feral teens like Ava. During the Starve, their gangs terrorized the city. The Army finally stopped the dying, and resettled desirable refugees into the countryside.

But no one wants the gang rats, least of all the adults in the city. The generations loathe each other.

The new nation of Hudson hopes Army discipline can salvage these kids. Ava is game. Because the Army holds all the cards now. And if the streets taught her anything, Ava knows that only the ones with power survive. But for this to work, either the Army or gang rat Ava will have to change.

If you enjoy vivid characters, compelling world-building, and page-turning action, you'll love the climate change apocalyptic Calm Act Feral America series.

Get it now.

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde - 4 Stars ****


In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. 

Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians—but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. 

If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.

Awaken by Michelle Bryan - 4 Stars ****


They destroyed her village. But they left Tara alive. That was their first mistake.


When everything she loves lies in ruins, Tara must run. From the deadly sand lands. From a merciless Prezedant.

And from the lies she’s been told her entire life.

With nowhere else to go, she heads to the town of Rivercross. But if Tara thinks she’ll find safety there, she’s mistaken. And the answers she receives raise only more questions.

And fear.

For her surviving kin. For what she must now do. Because being a New Blood is dangerous. She’ll be feared. She’ll be hunted.

And if she doesn’t find the power within herself soon, the crazed Prezedant’s grip on the world will become unstoppable.

The Fifth Sense by Erik Nickerson - 3 Stars ***


Vision is an illusion, a hoax created by manipulators and savages to corrupt the purity of innocent minds. Fall in line. Be a good citizen. Never open your eyes.


Young Apple Peterson is not a good citizen.

How could she be? She does not echolocate well. Her singing sucks. Her hair is coarse. (And no one likes a girl with coarse hair.) All the cool teenagers smell like fresh mint, feel like soft velvet, sound like ecstatic songbirds, speak only words of loyalty, and never, ever pretend that eyes are actually good for anything.

Apple is not cool, and she knows that something is desperately wrong with her world. But is she willing to bet her life on it?

Two Spells by Mark Morrison - 3 Stars ***


Sarah and her twin brother Jon are heirs to an ancient magical realm and its most valuable treasure, an enchanted library. The library endows readers with the supernatural means of crossing into the uncharted inner-sanctum of the second dimension, inhabited with peculiar and sometimes perilous creatures.

The children are emboldened with a wondrous mystical gift that no other being has ever possessed. But fate intervenes and triggers a disastrous inter-dimensional war that disrupts the fabric of time and space spanning multiple universes, tearing destiny a new and savage pathway.

The two must rescue their world from a phantom hybrid alien race controlled by a demented dark-wizard, Jeremy Sermack. They will either assimilate or be exterminated.

Will they be the saviors the prophets spoke of, or will they retreat to the perceived safety of their distant homeland?

That wraps up YA week.  I hope you see something you like.  

As always, thank you for stopping by.

~Michelle

Sunday, May 13, 2018

My Week in Review: 5/5/18-5/12/18


Happy Mother's Day to all the ladies out there.  I hope you are having a wonderful time with family and friends.  :)

Here is what I want to share with you today:

Dark Glitter by C M Stunich & Tate James - 5 Stars *****


Ciarah O’Rourke was born into torture.

A human spirit reincarnated in the body of an ancient fae goddess, she’s spent the last five years in iron shackles, her mind poisoned with magic for secrets she doesn’t know.

Waking up in a dirty alley with no memory of her escape, Ciarah finds herself in the hands of The Wild Hunt Motorcycle Club--a ruthless and violent group of bikers with faerie blood in their veins.

Arlo. Reece. Killian.
Three men drenched in death, sin, and old magic.
From their clubhouse in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, they’ll offer Ciarah the keys to unlock her memories and control the veil between worlds. But even her knights can’t erase the twisted scars that remind her they aren’t the only ones who hunt.

When The Wild Hunt rides, the souls of the dead join their parade.


All that’s missing now is their queen.

Kiss of the Demon Girl by Eddie R Hicks - 4 Stars ****


Ruthless, foulmouthed, and sometimes drunk. That’s me on a good day. Just imagine what I’m like on a bad day.

My name is Reika. I don’t know who I am anymore other than the following facts:

I’m unlikeable.

I used to be a member of the Yakuza.

I think a succubus has a thing for me.

The police shot me six times.

After my discharge from the hospital I learned that I had the unique talent to control fire. That’s right, a modern day pyromancer. I have no idea where these powers came from, the doctor that worked on me upped and vanished, along with all records of me ever being admitted to the hospital.

That’s when shady people from the shadows began to stalk me, some even had the balls to attack me. Don’t worry, I flambéed them all, I can take care of myself. What I am worried about are the people of New York City. Who’s going to defend them when my war with these shadow people reaches a boiling point?

I don’t want to be a heroine. I just want my life back.

Safe Zone by Suzanne Sussex - 3 Stars ***


The news reports spoke of a virus sweeping across South America. Entire villages were wiped out, yet events soon turned the media attention elsewhere.

Then a video hit the Internet and quickly went viral. A video showing a woman, attacked, bitten and dying.
Then she rose again.

Experts confirmed the video as a fake and prank. It was widely condemned as fear-mongering.

But all the expert denials counted for nothing when the virus reached the UK.

Chloe finds herself left behind, abandoned by Steve who rejoins the army to fight the new enemy. She does not know if she can survive without him.

Sam, arrogant and selfish in his immaturity, is miles from home, alone and scared. He knows he must change, must become a man, to endure this strange new world.

They must all make sacrifices to do what is right.

To do what is right for the greater good.

Awakening by Ben Swallow - 3 Stars ***


I was just a regular girl.


But then my parents are killed, I discover I have magic potential, and everything goes to hell.

The other mages reject me because I'm not as "noble" as they are. My parent's killer is still on the loose, and no one seems to care.

Only one mage is on my side. And lucky for me, he's hot.

The more we secrets we uncover, the more danger we get into. But I'm not going to stop until the killer is brought to justice.

Consort of Secrets by Eva Chase - 3 Stars ***


Every witch knows the rules: Stick to your own kind. Never reveal your powers to outsiders. Take a consort from the witching families or kiss your magic good-bye forever.

For years I've been quiet, obedient Rose Hallowell. I accepted the man my stepmother chose for me. But I never stopped missing my long-ago friends: brilliant Kyler, stoic Seth, passionate Jin, daredevil Damon, and Gabriel, whose self-assured warmth brought us all together.

Now we're back on my childhood estate to arrange my marriage. The boys I grew up with? They're still in town—and they haven't forgotten me either. And damn if they haven't grown up well.

They've got no magic, no place in my life. But they're charming and sweet and infuriatingly hot, and I can't seem to stay away. The more I try to resist, the more secrets I uncover about my family, my betrothal, and everything I thought was true about the witching world.

I've been lied to. I've been betrayed. So to claim my magic and my happiness, I'll break every rule there is—and then some.

Don't mess with this witch. Every rose has thorns.

That's it for this week.  I may switch gears next week and try some YA books.  :)  I hope you are reading something great.

As always, thanks for stopping by.
~Michelle


Sunday, May 6, 2018

My Week in Review: 4/28/18-5/5/18


I was pretty pleased with the picks I chose last week.  I love it when that happens.  :)  Here is what I want to share with you today.

Deathless by Anne Malcom - 5 Stars *****



My life was never black and white.

Heck, it wasn’t even black, white and gray.
Lines were not drawn between good and evil, and if they were, I would have jumped those suckers for fun.

But now it was simpler. It wasn’t black and white. Or gray. It was only one thing.

Blood.
A crimson-tinted world. That was all I needed.
All I wanted.

Him.
Despite the war raging around us, or the secrets between us, there was nothing simpler than blood.
It didn’t matter that it would be fatal.

After all, it’s the things we’re not undead without that will kill us in the end.

The Nine by C M Stunich & Tate James - 4 Stars ****


Tricky, like a fox.

As a kitsune—a fox shifter—I have to be to survive.
Sometimes it seems like the whole world wants me dead.
Ironic, considering that’s my job—to kill people.

Thea Hunt, professional assassin at your service.
But that’s not my only vice.
I’m also attracted to the darkest denizens of the supernatural world, the men I should run from instead of fall for. Men like Mikhail, the leader of the assassins’ guild, Bennett, the local alpha wolf, and Nix, the skinwalking coyote that’s likely to bring the entire shifter community to their knees. And then there are my exes—Riot and Fin.

Somebody’s cursing old gods, stripping shifters of their ability to change. And a trapped shifter doesn’t last long without losing their mind. Nix knows; Mikhail wants me to kill him; Bennett wants me dead. Oh, and Riot and Fin are determined to make my life a living hell.

As the youngest kitsune to ever get nine tails, I should be able to trick my way out of this one, right?
Right?!

First Impressions by C R Jane - 4 Stars ****


Eva Taylor has been locked in an attic for 4 years.

Failed by the foster system, and left in the hands of a woman who hates her, and a man who wants her, Eva has given up hope of ever having a life.

When she finds a mysterious letter from Rothmore College addressed to her in the trash, Eva's future suddenly comes alive. Now all she has to do is figure out a way to escape her attic prison, make her way across the country to New York City, and figure out all the things that point to the fact that she isn't exactly normal...

Along the way Eva meets new friends, explores new places, and stumbles across three beautiful, charismatic, and alarmingly otherworldly men. Do they hold the key to Eva discovering who she really is, or are they just good at first impressions?

Blood Oath by Raye Wagner & Kelly St. Clare - 4 Stars ****



Everything I know is a lie.

I’m an ordinary mortal girl. Lord Irrik is a depraved dragon shifter. King Irdelron is an immortal tyrant.

In the disease ridden land of Verald, life is mapped out much like the established rings of our kingdom. Everyone has a role…
Me? I’ll be uselessly serving potato stew for the rest of my life because I can’t make anything grow.

But starvation brews rebellion.

When the king strikes, I’m captured by Lord Irrik. Instantly, I’m embroiled in a deadly game. One where I’m desperate to understand the rules.

Because nothing makes sense anymore.

Now, I'm not only fighting for my life . . . but a love that could be the key to my freedom.

What if the truth means you’re not who — or what — you thought you were?

The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer - 3 Stars ***


Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients' problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control.

Soon Daniel stands in the crossfire between a murderous porn director; a corrupt cop with a quick trigger finger; and his own former employer, a racket boss who isn't entirely human. Then there's Caitlin: brilliant, beautiful, and the lethal right hand of a demon prince.

A man named Faust should know what happens when you rub shoulders with demons. Still Daniel can't resist being drawn to Caitlin's flame as they race to unlock the secret of the Etruscan Box, a relic that people all over town are dying -- and killing -- to get their hands on. As the bodies drop and the double-crosses pile up, Daniel will need every shred of his wits, courage and sheer ruthlessness just to survive.

Daniel Faust knew he was standing with one foot over the brink of hell. He's about to find out just how far he can fall.

I was quite pleased with those.  :)  Here's hoping the upcoming week turns out just as well - if not better.  

I hope you are reading something wonderful.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle


Sunday, April 29, 2018

My Week in Review: 4/21/18-4/28/18


I am excited to share my reads with you today, I found a fantastic new to me series and I can't wait to see where these characters are going to land once everything shakes out.  

Here we go:

Fatal Harmony by Anne Malcom - 5 Stars *****


I may be the villain of the story, but at least I get a leading role.

Evil is a term thrown around history and literature as if it's something so easily definable. A concept to fight against.
Evil doesn’t exist.
Neither does ‘good.’
Vampires do, though.
I just happen to be one.

I’ve cruised through the centuries managing to avoid all the wars, supernatural and human, but still going to all the best parties.

I would say I avoided bloodshed, but it’s kind of part of the whole ‘vampire’ thing.
I’ve lived on the fringes of a society that considered cruelty and sadism favorable character traits for almost five hundred years. Now I'm in the middle of a war that might just put my nonbeating heart in a lot of danger.

Battles, I can handle.
The impossible attraction between me and the vampire slayer, not to mention the penetrating gaze of the king of our race, on the other hand?
I might not get out undead.

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


Would you kill 130 strangers to keep your family safe?

In the long, deep shafts of a Southwest Missouri limestone mine, Will Crandall's group has found a place of safety in the middle the zombie apocalypse.

The group knows what it takes to survive after almost a year on the road- a year spent fighting the dead every day.

But the people already living in the shafts, The Originals, aren't interested.They've been there for a year, living in the dark and eating and drinking what they find in the warehouses. They've never scouted. They've never scavenged.They've never posted lookouts.

Can Will sway their leader, The Judge, to see things his way? Or will the conflict lead to all-out warfare between the two sides? Can a haven really exist in a world where the dead rise up with an insatiable appetite for the living?

Dragon School by Sarah K L Wilson - 4 Stars ****


A disabled teen, an empathetic dragon, and a bond that will save the world.

Sixteen-year-old Amel arrived at Dragon School just like everyone else - with a dream to ride dragons and join the Dominion Dragon Riders.
But Amel has a crippled leg and Dragon School training is grueling. Before she can even become an initiate, she must complete her First Flight on a dragon.

Can Amel survive First Flight and become a Dragon School initiate or will her dreams dash on the rocks below?

Hidden by K H LeMoyne - 3 Stars ***


Life on the run is about to end with a sniper’s bullet or an eternal pledge of fealty. Neither suits a seasoned lion shifter.


Shifter Chisholm Barduc has kept his family safe despite the mob’s target on their back. Free from any alpha’s control as well. But his luck is running out when his teenage daughter falls victim from a local crime. And if his instincts are correct, the beautiful police officer protecting his daughter’s secret is the mate Chisholm never believed he’d find. Only she’s not buying her role in mated destiny.

Dani Leggett gets the shock of her life witnessing a teenager shifter’s first change. And while Dani has supernatural secrets in her closet, she not ready to settle down. But one sexy lion shifter and his brood do their best to turn her life upside down and get under her skin. Now she must decide between remaining true to her professional code of conduct or sacrificing everything for those she loves.

The Angel Trials by Michelle Madow - 3 Stars ***


She thought magic didn’t exist. She was so, so wrong.

Raven Danvers is a typical college student… until she’s attacked by a demon on the night of her twenty-first birthday. Luckily, she’s saved by Noah—a mysterious, sexy wolf shifter who appears and disappears before she can ask him any questions.

When Raven returns home, she discovers her mom has been abducted by the same demon who came after her. And who turns up at the scene of the crime again? Noah. He’s hunting the demons who are taking humans, and he’s ultimately heading where Raven needs to go to save her mom—the mystical island of Avalon.

Now Raven’s tagging along on Noah’s demon hunting mission whether he wants her there or not. And he makes it no secret that his journey would be a lot easier without her dragging him down. But Raven isn’t going anywhere, so she and Noah will have to learn to work together—if they don’t kill each other first.

That wraps up my week.  I hope you are reading something wonderful.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

~Michelle

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 fiancé 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