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Review: The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis

Review: The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis

March 31, 2017 2017, book rating, C+, reviews 4

The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis Wesley Peterson #1 E-book, purchased Setting: Devon, England Mystery, Police Procedural Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson’s first day finds him investigating the death of a young woman who may be connected to a kidnapped child. As the suspense builds, a strange parallel emerges between his case and the two skeletons found in the ruins of a 17th century merchant’s house. With stellar characterizations and sharp plotting, readers will find themselves completely swept up in this virtuoso mystery, the ending of which is as satisfying as it is shocking. …………………… My thoughts I love finding a new police procedural series! This reminded me a little of… Read more »

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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

July 16, 2016 2016, book rating, C+, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner Series: Unknown Genre: Mystery Setting: Cambridgeshire, England Published by Random House Format: e-Arc (Release Date: June 28) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 368 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to… Read more »

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Arena by Holly Jennings

Arena by Holly Jennings

April 5, 2016 2016, book rating, C+, Goodreads, NetGalley, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 2

Arena by Holly Jennings Series: Unknown Genre: Science Fiction (Dystopia) Setting: 2054 Published by Ace, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: April 5) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 336 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She’s died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier…   The RAGE tournaments—the Virtual Gaming League’s elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator—leading… Read more »

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The rest of the short reviews from 2015

February 12, 2016 2015, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B, B+, book rating, C+, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

I’ve finally finished all my reviews for 2015 with these last six shorts. Three of these are short stories, one is a book of short stories and the other two are novels. I have two science fiction, three fantasies and one contemporary fiction. These are very short snippets of reviews…lol. At least I have a post about them which makes me happy! “Earth and Fire” & Earth 2788 by Janet Edwards “Earth and Fire” is a prequel novella. It’s a story about Jarra when she learns to fly a plane (takes place before the trilogy Ms. Edwards wrote). I enjoyed the glimpse into Jarra’s life before the books began. Grade:… Read more »

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Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

December 18, 2015 2015, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

“Hot Toy” by Jennifer Crusie Series: None–part of an anthology Genre: Contemporary Romance Setting: United States Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2006 Paperback, purchased 104 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Get ready for a holiday season you’ll never forget with three of today’s most sensational writers who know what every woman wants for the holidays. You’ll believe in Santa all over again with these seductive stories from:   JENNIFER CRUSIE Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game–in the arms of a sexy secret agent. . …. Read more »

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The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Putney, Beverley, Bourne, Rice, Cornick, Elliott, Gracie & King

The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Putney, Beverley, Bourne, Rice, Cornick, Elliott, Gracie & King

October 15, 2015 2015, book rating, C+, Goodreads, NetGalley, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Cara Elliott, Anne Gracie, Susan King Series: None Genre: Historical Romance Setting: Great Britain, 1815 Published by Kensington Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Sep 29, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 320 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Christmas 1815. Upstairs and downstairs, Holbourne Hall is abuzz with preparations for a grand ball to celebrate the year’s most festive—and romantic—holiday. For at the top of each guest’s wish list is a last chance to find true… Read more »

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Review: The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey

Review: The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey

March 4, 2015 2015, book rating, C+, COYER Winter, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey Series: Bloodbound #1 Genre: Fantasy Romance Published by Ace, 2014 E-book, purchased 368 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Of all those in the King of Alden’s retinue, the bloodbinders are the most prized. The magic they wield can forge invaluable weapons, ones that make soldiers like Lady Alix Black unerringly lethal. However, the bloodbinders’ powers can do so much more—and so much worse… A cunning and impetuous scout, Alix only wishes to serve quietly on the edges of the action. But when the king is betrayed by his own brother and left to die at the hands of attacking Oridian forces, she winds up single-handedly saving her… Read more »

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Review: A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Review: A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan

December 22, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Goodreads, reviews 3

A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan Series: Penny Brannigan #3 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Published by Minotaur Books Library book 274 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: As the townsfolk of the Welsh valley town of Llanelen settle in for the snowiest winter in twenty-five years, an American stranger arrives. Harry Saunders charms the ladies, one of them in particular: Evelyn Lloyd, the town’s former postmistress, who was left comfortably off after the death of her husband. After Mrs. Lloyd invests a good deal of money with him, Harry goes missing, as does her money. His body is soon discovered outside the walls of Conwy Castle, and Mrs. Lloyd is implicated… Read more »

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Review: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

Review: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

November 7, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak Series: Whiskey River Creek #7 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by Harlequin MIRA, 2014 E-book, purchased 384 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn’t have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that’s what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.  Eve’s worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There’s no one in the area she could… Read more »

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Review: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

Review: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

October 25, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz Series: The new blue bloods coven, book 1 Genre: Fantasy (vampires) Published by Hyperion Books, 2014 Library Book 240 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: The Vampires of Manhattan is “hipster horror”–the memorable characters from her Blue Bloods series are older and cooler than before, trying to build “Millennial” lives in the bustle of Manhattan while battling forces of evil and, of course, each other. Hero of this sexy, paranormal action tale is Oliver Hazard-Perry, former human conduit, and Manhattan’s only human-turned-vampire, now the head of the Blue Bloods Coven. When his all-too-human lover is found murdered on the eve of the coven’s annual… Read more »

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