Sunday, October 22, 2017

Book Review Deadly Rumors by Cheris Hodges

Deadly Rumors by Cheris Hodges

Title: Deadly Rumors 

Author:  Cheris Hodges 

Stars: 2 out of 5

Deadly Rumors by Cheris Hodges is nothing more than a toddler fighting with their older sibling. 
Nothing about this story makes since an FBI agent lying to a PI to keep her safe. Zoe is suppose to be a strong female instead she is comes off a brat, loud, with very little redeeming qualities.  Carver comes across an idiot. The fact we are present with all the facts from bad guys to good guys within the first few chapters makes readers feel as if they are not smart enough to figure it out on their own. The romance was teenage writing at best. The "sexual tension" the author was trying to create was Juvenal and childish at best.
I wanted to enjoy this story instead I struggled to figure out why it was even written.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy

Elite investigator Zoe Harrington isn't about to be fooled twice. She knows all the tempting by-any-means-necessary games FBI agent Carver Banks will use to close a case. So when he needs her help with a missing person case, she's happy to charge him double the fee—and keep his sizzling moves at arm’s length. But when the search strikes too close to home, Zoe finds the passion between them reigniting past the danger point . . . 
Carver doesn't want to deceive Zoe again. He's never stopped wanting the sexy private detective who can match him play for passionate play. But she's at the top of a hit list. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her out of harm’s way—until Zoe uncovers his true agenda. Now, how can he prove his love for her is real? And with time running out, will their one chance to survive mean losing each other forever?

Kindle Edition384 pages
Expected publication: October 31st 2017 by Dafina

About The Author: 
Cheris Hodges

Cheris Hodges was bitten by the writing bug at an early age and always knew she wanted to be a writer. She is a 1999 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University and a freelance writer in Charlotte, North Carolina. A native of Bennettsville, South Carolina, Cheris loves hearing from her readers.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Book Review Perfect Gravity (Tether #2) by Vivien Jackson

Perfect Gravity (Tether #2)
Title: Perfect Gravity (Tether #2)

Author: Vivien Jackson

Stars: 5 out of 5

This maybe the second book in a series put it will pull new and old reader the second they read. 
Readers will fall into a vivid world created by Vivien Jackson. Characters are alive, feisty, snarky and full of life. The plot is predictable but Vivien Jackson ability to write will keep readers hooked. No just for the HEF or the amazing action scenes but the well written characters and plot that keeps readers eating up the pages of Perfect Gravity.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca for the advance copy

Kellen Hockley usually keeps quiet about his past, but once upon a time he loved a girl named Angela. He hasn't seen her in a decade, but now he has to break the news to her that his team of rogue treasure hunters accidentally killed her husband. He's had better days...

It's not the news that's delivered to Angela Neko that breaks her apart--it's the rumbly, Texas drawl delivering it. She can't believe she's hearing Kellen's voice again. But there's no time for distractions. When Angela's own life is threatened, yielding up all of her lies and secrets, she and Kellen must figure out how to reverse the geopolitical firestorm she lit to save the world, to save Kellen's cat...and just maybe to save each other.

Expected publication: November 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

About The Author:
Vivien Jackson
Vivien Jackson writes fantastical, futuristic, down-home salacious kissery. A devoted Whovian Browncoat Sindarin Jedi gamer, she has a degree in English, which just means she's read gobs of stuff in that language. With her similarly geeky partner, children, and hairy little pets, she lives in Austin, Texas, and watches a lot of football.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Book Review ZENKA by Alison Brodie

Title: ZENKA

Author: Alison Brodie

Stars: 5 out of 5


I have never read a book by Alison Brodie and the cover of the book almost kept me from reading. One of those can't judge a book by its cover moment.
This book is a can't miss read. The story is over the top, action pack and more fun than you would think possible.
 Readers will find themselves smiling laughing from the first few pages. Alison Brodie has a wonderful writ and humor that makes it very natural flowing from page after page.

Readers will get lost in the world of Zenka. 

Thank you to Netallgey and the publisher for the advance copy

Zenka is a Hungarian pole-dancer with a dark past.

When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols, knives and shotguns.

Jack discovers he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp.

Zenka takes charges. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she will turn Nicholas into the son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds!

Nicholas transforms from pussycat to mad dog, falls in love with Zenka, and finds out where the bodies are buried – because he buries them. He’s learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed.

As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:

How do you tell a mob boss you don’t want to be his son?

And is Zenka really who she says she is?

Kindle Edition299 pages
Expected publication: November 6th 2017

About The Author:
Alison Brodie
Alison Brodie is a Scot, with French Huguenot ancestors on her mother’s side. She is a writer and animal rights activist.
Her books have been published in hardback and paperback by Hodder & Stoughton (UK), Heyne (Germany) and Unieboek (Holland). Alison is now a self-publisher.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Book Review Race for the Flash Stone (The Anlon Cully Chronicles) by K Patrick Donoghue

Race for the Flash Stone (Anlon Cully Chronicles, #2)
Title: Race for the Flash Stone (The Anlon Cully Chronicles)

Author: K Patrick Donoghue

Stars: 4.5 out of 5

This is the second installment in this series and I was able to pick up the story rather quickly from where it had previously halted. Although these are stand alone stories I would recommend reading them in order. That way you can immerse yourself into the flavor of the writing as well as the storyline. Will Anlon, and friends, be successful in their quest? Each book stops at a logical place and time but leaves the reader waiting on the next chapter in this brilliant adventure series.

I have given this book a 4.5 star rating and would recommend it to anyone seeking a semi magical adventure story.

I received this book in Kindle format from the author in exchange for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank

With this special gift, the prehistoric civilization crafted stone tools with astonishing powers. Inexplicably, the advanced culture vanished from the pages of history…until a set of their special stones was discovered by Anlon’s uncle, archaeologist Devlin Wilson. 

Devlin was brutally murdered, leaving behind the stones and a set of confounding clues. An ancient map, a curious statue and three cryptic journals. Somehow, the clues are linked. But how? That’s the puzzling mystery Anlon must solve.

And time is not on his side…for there are others seeking to solve the same riddle…heartless fiends who crave the most fearsome of the magnetic stones…the Flash Stone.

Forged as a building tool, the Flash Stone can cut and shape rock with astounding precision. In the wrong hands, however, it can be wielded as a horrifying weapon. And it is endowed with yet another gift, a secret power known only to those who unravel the mystery.

Joined by friends Pebbles McCarver and Jennifer Stevens, Anlon races to solve the mystery and find the Flash Stone before it falls prey to savage villains trailing close behind.

Kindle Edition358 pages
Published April 30th 2017 by Leaping Leopard Enterprises, LLC

About The Author:
K. Patrick Donoghue
K. Patrick Donoghue is the author of The Anlon Cully Chronicles, including his debut novel Shadows of the Stone Benders, and the series continuation, Race for the Flash Stone (targeted release date of April 30, 2017, now available for Kindle pre-orders).

A newcomer to mystery fiction writing, Patrick’s inspiration for The Anlon Cully Chronicles is rooted in his long standing interest in ancient civilizations. In particular, a series of still-unexplained archaeological discoveries that suggest at least one advanced society thrived on Earth long before consensus views.

He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and two sons. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Review In Too Deep (Station Seventeen #3) by Kimberly Kincaid

In Too Deep by Kimberly Kincaid
Title:  In Too Deep (Station Seventeen #3) 

Author:  Kimberly Kincaid 

Stars: 4 out of 5

The author Kimberly Kincaid has written a surprising good romantic suspense story that will have romance readers loving the steamy love scenes and action suspense readers will love the non stop action. Each reader will be wanting more by the time they finish the book.

 The characters are flawed which can making them difficult to like but they are real.

Kimberly Kincaid did her research having readers feel as if they are learning about being a paramedic without being boring.  In a field of Emergency personal the PTSD is a given. As Quinn refuses to admit she is struggle can become annoying and very real because no one wants to admit they have PTSD.

With all romantic suspense novel I know everyone eyes color, eye brow colors and how beautiful they are.  It was a bit much. 
I saw the "twist come as a reader but kept on reading. 

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy.


As Station Seventeen’s rookie, Luke Slater knows his fire and EMS training will be both rigorous and risky, but he never imagined having to partner up with the one woman he wants to keep at arm’s length most of all. Quinn Copeland is as wide-open as Luke is reserved. He has no interest in letting the sweet and sexy paramedic rock his hard-earned control. But the need for composure becomes the need to survive when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a brutal gang leader on their first shift together.

Paramedic Quinn Copeland’s station mates aren’t just her friends. They’re her family. She’d do anything to keep them safe—including reluctantly trusting her impossible-to-read, impossibly gorgeous new partner with the one thing she holds close. As the passion between Luke and Quinn goes from a slow burn to a sizzle, their steps grow more and more dangerous, both in the fire house and out. Can they outwit a cold-blooded killer and face the fears that could cost them everything? Or are they in too deep

Kindle Edition345 pages
Expected publication: October 17th 2017 

About The Author
Kimberly Kincaid
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-seller and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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