Sunday, March 17, 2019

MR. DECEMBER by Bailey Bradford



Publisher: Pride Publishing
Date Published: December 2018
ISBN: 9781786516770
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Mystery
eBook
Reviewed by: Gabrielle (meingee@yahoo.com)
Weblink:
https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/mr-december-bailey-bradford
Obtained via: publisher
Rating: 3 Hearts



Chris has enjoyed supporting his brother and the calendar that the others were in, but Chris is ready to leave the after party and go home to enjoy some quiet solitude. Yet when he looks at Dane Chris thinks he might just be able to endure the party a little longer. When their meeting goes awry Chris goes home to some quiet alone time, but it seems life has decided that Dane and Chris are meant to be. One phone call from Dane begins their adventure. As the two start to find their way it seems that someone is out to ruin everything before it even begins.

Chris and Dane make a nice couple and it was interesting to see their relationship take shape. As they spend time together we get to see Chris open up with Dane’s support. Both Chris and Dane are good men, and each has their own insecurities but together they hold each other up and help the other to be strong. The story gives readers as side mystery as to who is after Chris and why anyone would be. It is fast paced and has an interesting twist that I did not see coming. Their story is an engaging read but the plot of someone being after Chris seemed like filler. It was not really integrated well enough for me. It almost felt as if they were two different books. I would have enjoyed it more if the plot was centered around one or the other. As much as I enjoyed the main characters I did not get lost in their story. This may not be one of my favorite couple’s, but I enjoy the author’s work and will look for more books in the future.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.
 
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Sunday, March 3, 2019

A WISH UPON THE STARS by TJ Klune

Mass Market Paperback?

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date Published: November 28,2018
Genre: High Fantasy
Audio Book
Reviewed by Gabrielle (meingee#yahoo.com)
Weblink:
https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/a-wish-upon-the-stars-by-tj-klune-10278-b
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4 Hearts






It has been a year since Sam has left all that he knew and loved to go into the forest and learn magic from the Great White.  Now Sam has returned as a wizard, but he is afraid of the reaction he will get from those that he left behind. Sam did it all for them to help save those that need it and to try and heal from the pain and betrayal he suffered. Sam has always flown by the seat of his pants and continues to do so as he figures out just where he belongs and how to defeat the Dark Wizards. The time has come for Sam to step up and fight for what is right and to take back what was lost.

As strong as Sam is from the time he spent in the woods he still needs help in the fight against the Dark Wizards. I loved seeing all the characters come together in this time of need. They are an interesting bunch from a half giant and a gay hornless unicorn to wizards and dragons and all that comes in between. No matter their differences they all are fighting against one common enemy and look to Sam and the dragons for help. This story is full of outrageous and over the top characters that will endear themselves to you right from the start. Sam has gone through so much to get where he is now and faces the hardest struggles of his life. I loved Sam and his band of mischief makers and I could not wait to see what crazy thing they would do or say next. As much as this book had me laughing out loud it also pulled on my heart strings and made me cry at times.

This book grabbed my attention right off the bat and is full of emotions. The author does a good job of bringing you into this world, you can feel the pain and the happiness that Sam and the others go through. Narrator Michael Lesley brings everyone to life nicely. Each of the characters are distinct and different and their personalities shine through. If you enjoy a little Monty Python thrown into your magical fantasy than this book is for you. Sit back and let the glitter fly and enjoy yourself.


This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

SPIDER by Aurelia T. Evans



Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Date Published: November 2018
ISBN:9781786864369
Genre: Erotic romance, Paranormal, Horror, Fantasy
E-book
Reviewed by: Gabrielle(meingee@yahoo.com)
Weblink: https://www.totallybound.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=70483
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4 Hearts



Elizabeth has been through hell and back. When she ran away from her religious cult family, she ran right into the arms of evil but eventually found her way back to her family. A simple outing with a misplaced wish has Elizabeth in a place that she believes is worse than Hell. Yet the ones that she seeks solace with are more like the hell she endured while away from her religious cult family. Can a jinni and his circus truly help Elizabeth face her fears and find a way to stand on her own? Can the creatures from nightmares be the ones who will help save her?

Once again, I was pulled into the wondrous world of the Arcanium Circus. Elizabeth is a strong-willed woman even though she perceives that her will is and has always been taken from her. As she figures out just where her heart lays and how she fits in Elizabeth begins to fight against and dismiss her fears. With the help from someone that she never thought she would look to help her, Elizabeth may just find her strength. I loved seeing Elizabeth come into her own and find the truth about herself. Elizabeth must decide on who her true enemies are and who she will trust to keep her safe. It was interesting to see her father make an appearance and his reaction to the circus and I hope that he shows up in the series again.

This is book six and the author has kept this series fresh and entertaining. In Elizabeth’s story we are also introduced to someone who just might give Bell a run for his money and I am eager to see what will happen next in this world.

This is an objective review and not and endorsement of this book.


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Sunday, February 17, 2019

ALL NIGHT WITH THE COWBOY by Soraya Lane



Publisher:      St Martins
Published:      May 29, 2018
ISBN:      978-1250131034
Genre:     Contemporary Romance
Format:     E-book from publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina  myreviewbooks@aol.com

THREE HEARTS



Tanner Ford was the high school bad boy—smoking, riding his motorcycle and stirring up trouble when the mood hit.  And while he was a hard riding and successful bull rider, he loved something – or rather someone – more than the thrill ride. 

Good girl Lauren Lewis won his heart in high school and no one has come close to what he had with her.  Lauren loved Tanner with all her heart but she had goals, serious career goals.  And her parents played on those goals to pull her and Tanner apart.  One day she just ended it.  Without a word, she broke things off and broke Tanner’s heart.  Her action left Tanner somewhat bitter and he was determined to hate her with a passion. 

And then the inconceivable happened.  A bull didn’t just throw Tanner.  He went after Tanner, almost killing him.  Now, on the road to recovery, he needs not just a good physical therapist, he needs the best because he plans to get back on a bull as soon as he can.  His sister, Mia, finds the best of the best for him.  But the best of the best happens to be on her way to Fiji for a well deserved vacation.  It just so happens the best of the best is none other than the woman Tanner hates beyond words…and who is also the only woman he’s ever loved.  If he wants the best chance of recovery he needs to go to romantic Fiji…alone with the woman who got away. 

I’m not sure how the title ALL NIGHT WITH THE COWBOY played into Soraya Lane’s latest River Ranch story, but I have to say there were a few nights I was up all night reading Tanner and Lauren’s story.  While the trip to Fiji and the events there didn’t seem all the plausible to me, I did enjoy the background on bull riding.  And Lauren is a pretty terrific character.  She’s smart, determined, independent and compassionate.  She’s someone you’d like as a friend. 

I read the book during a particularly hectic time at my day job and while I couldn’t take the time to go to Fiji myself, doing is vicariously with Tanner and Lauren made for a fun read.  ALL NIGHT WITH THE COWBOY is definitely a “get away from it all” read.


This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

A SHADOW OF CROWS by Yasmine Galenorn



Wild Hunt Book 4
Nightqueen Enterprises
December 3rd, 2018
978-1790433018
Paranormal Romance, mystery/thriller, Action-Adventure
Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (love2read28@gmail.com)
Obtained by Self-Purchase
4 Hearts


The Cruharach approaches and Ember tries to get ready for this event, a revelation rocks Herne’s world that could damage their relationship. In the middle of this, the Wild Hunt is approached by Raven, one of the Ante-Fae, to investigate the disappearance of her fiancĂ©. As a bone-witch, Raven has been warned by the spirits that something is amiss. The Wild Hunt races across a trail of bones and blood as they try to figure the mystery that soon extends into several unsolved disappearances. A serial killer is targeting the Dark Fae and it is up to the Wild Hunt to stop the murder. But as they race toward the killer, a bombshell erupts that could lead to war between the fae courts and an ancient enemy.

Wow is all I can say after reading A SHADOW OF CROWS. The Wild Hunt is fast becoming one of my favorite series of this author. I can’t get enough of this series. Its full of some of the most amazing cast of characters that just are so unique and intriguing. I mean I never heard of the Ante-Fae until this series and am loving the introduction of Raven into the Wild Hunt series. This new story brings Ember even closer to the Cruharach and her relationship with Herne continues to evolve and get more solid as time goes on but trouble looms as the new case, they take on also introduces some issues that may break Ember and Herne apart. I love this author’s writing and in her new installment in the Wild Hunt series we see her trademark writing style in all its glory and the reader can’t help but enjoy all the fun this author throws at her characters. The story flows swift and there are a few twists I sure did not see coming. I liked the introduction of raven into the mix and think she will bring some amazing energy to the series as well intrigue me in hoping the author writes some books about this character. She is just that darn fun and amazing.

A SHADOW OF CROWS delivers a few twists that will leave you gasping for more especially as revelations come out that will rock the Wild Hunt as well as the Fae courts. Will the wild Hunt solve this new case? Can Ember and Herne survive the bombshells coming? All this and more are in this new book and the author does an amazing job in keeping the tension on slow boil throughout the story and add in a few sexy times with Ember and Herne well, there is enough to keep the reader glued to the pages tillthe very end. I liked the mystery of Raven’s missing fiancĂ© and look forward to more diverse cases for the Wild Hunt to solve. If you enjoy a darker urban fantasy filled with fae, mythology and more then you will enjoy the Wild Hunt series. I can’t wait to see where the author goes next in book five, The Hallowed Hunt. Run-don’t walk-to grab this series and get ready for fun, adventure and lots of pure reading enjoyment.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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