(3.5 Stars) If you're the type of reader who enjoys variety in your paranormal library, "Away With the Fairies" could be just the book for you. It is a...more(3.5 Stars) If you're the type of reader who enjoys variety in your paranormal library, "Away With the Fairies" could be just the book for you. It is a short but sweet novella about a girl named Lucy with petit mal seizures that her grandma believes sends her off to see the fairies. When Lucy goes missing her sister, June knows exactly where she is but is too afraid to tell.
Where did she go and how can her family get her back? You will have to read the book to find out! This little gem is packed full with imagination and some sweet but comical moments. I'm going to have to start staring at the walls and see where it takes me.(less)
If you enjoy a quick paranormal romance centered around the werewolf theme then, " Gone with the Wolf" could very well be the book for you. So, why di...moreIf you enjoy a quick paranormal romance centered around the werewolf theme then, " Gone with the Wolf" could very well be the book for you. So, why did I give it three stars? Well, it was totally predictable.
Emelia thought she owned her bar until she discovered she has been swindled. Now, the bar is owned by a huge financial conglomerate and she wants a little revenge. So , she attends a Halloween party of the owner dressed as a sexy Little Red Riding Hood and sneaks into his wine cellar to take a great bottle of wine.
When Drake stumbles upon Emelia he is immediately attracted to her. Could she be his luminary, the woman destined to be with him. She's human and does not know what he is. Additionally, she despises his corporation. So, he does not tell her who he is. Soon, he has her working directly for him in his corporate offices.
Emelia is attacked while leaving her bar one night but is rescued by Drake. Did she really see a man almost change into a werewolf and why was he trying to kill her?
This is a typical rich boy meets poor girl plot with mediocre action and sex scenes. Truthfully, there wasn't anything unique about any aspect of the story. Although the writing was not bad, I like unique plots and this one just didn't do it for me. Therefore, I will not be going on to the next book in this series.(less)
From the very first book, I fell in love with the Monster Haven series. So, I don't miss a chance to read anything in this series whether it is a full...moreFrom the very first book, I fell in love with the Monster Haven series. So, I don't miss a chance to read anything in this series whether it is a full length book or novella.
"What Zoey Doesn't Know" gives us a glimpse into a day in the life of Maurice the closet monster. Since so many monsters have been living in Zoey's neighborhood a strange phenomenon is starting to occur, humans are beginning to imagine they are a part of the paranormal world. Maurice has had to bandage up his neighbor, Gavin because he believes he is a mummy. Just as Maurice sets out to do his errands for the day he runs into Silas, the golem and bearer of bad luck. Dials shares what is causing the problem and how to solve it.
Maurice is wary of Silas' motivations but wants to help his neighbors. As he runs around providing the cure for the afflicted. he also cleans the house, does laundry; oh, and saves Zoey from harm while the bank is being robbed all unbeknownst to her. Did I mention that he also sends a baked donation to the fundraiser for displaced monsters and has an incredible dinner awaiting Zoey when she arrives home from work? This is why Maurice and the Monster Haven series is just so darn good! Now, I am off to read the next book in the series that was just released today. If you like reading about creatures in the paranormal world, you should definitely check out this series.(less)
I loved this book! This is the first book I've read of Jackie We get and it definitely won't be the last. 24 year old Phoebe Hawley has been sent with...moreI loved this book! This is the first book I've read of Jackie We get and it definitely won't be the last. 24 year old Phoebe Hawley has been sent with her brother Willie Boy and her twelve year old sister, Maydean to secure work and find a place for her family to live. Times have been tough for the proud Hawleys since the mills closed down.
After being turned down for a job, Phoebe accidentally hits the bumper of a man's truck who she thinks has kissable lips. Unfortunately, the man, Gage Morgan only wants the $75 needed to fix his bumper from the scrawny Phoebe. However, she manages to worm her way into his life and his home with his daughter.
Gage Morgan hasn't trusted a woman since his deceased wife cheated on him. He runs his junk yard and welding business from the back of his home. When Phoebe blows into his life with the force of a tornado, she manages to bring order to his untidy existence and happiness to his daughter. He never counted on her openness and curiosity about sex to bring him to his knees.
"Finding Home" is a truly fresh romantic read. It doesn't contain sleek, sophisticated characters just everyday people who work hard and are a little down on their luck. So many times I found myself cheering Phoebe on and laughing so hard at her honesty and sexual naivety. The vernacular is priceless and I couldn't help but laugh. I just wish this was a series because I couldn't get enough!(less)
"Montana Homecoming" is a cute, quickie, romantic read. I will admit I am a sucker for family based romances where there are multiple siblings needing...more"Montana Homecoming" is a cute, quickie, romantic read. I will admit I am a sucker for family based romances where there are multiple siblings needing a solid relationship. This is one of those where the reader will have multiple opportunities to read first time romantic connections while hearing updates on characters from previous books.
Is this some great literary drama? No! but is is a lot of fun. My only criticism is that the love scenes could have been hotter but that is just my taste. I will probably go on to read other books in the series.(less)
After reading book one of "Night" I was unsure as to whether or not I wanted to continue on with the series. While the storyline was totally unique, t...moreAfter reading book one of "Night" I was unsure as to whether or not I wanted to continue on with the series. While the storyline was totally unique, the characters colorful and there was plenty of action, the book was also quite dark and at times made me uncomfortable. However, after reading " All Hallows Night" my decision was made easier. I've decided to go on to the next book.
Dora or Pandora is reeling with the death of her closest friend, Kemen, the sloth and her lust desire, the death priest, Asher. She is out for vengeance against her one time friend and new nemesis, Grace. That is until she discovers Asher is not dead and Grace has never truly betrayed her. If she is to g ain any semblance of the truth, she must go to Mexico where a horde of unruly zombies seem to be taking over. What she finds is the Order has placed a hit on her and her family because they believe she is the key to a prophecy whereby she will unleash Wrath thus destroying the world.
In Mexico, Pandora is bitten by zombies and finds herself unable to heal. That is until she consumes the demon, Pestilence and is healed. Soon she realizes that the Order is taking their direction from the Triad, an inhuman group with ulterior motives. If she is to survive, Dora will need her demon family and the love of the death priest, Asher.
Once again this book is chocked full of action and adventure but left quite a bit of information hanging in the breeze. For example, the translation of the book given to Pandora by Grace's former assistant. Additionally, I really was not a fan of the abrupt way this edition ended. I am not talking about a cliffhanger ( for the record, they don't bother me). Just as I thought we were going to a new scene and issues, the story just ends. I found myself saying, "Really? You can do better than this!"
All and all, book two is a good read and I am looking forward to the third book scheduled to be released in August of this year. Hopefully, the author will read some of my comments and resolve the issues.(less)
When I first read the summary for "Kindred" I thought it would be a book that would be right up my alley. The main character, Lucinda is a...more(3.5 Stars)
When I first read the summary for "Kindred" I thought it would be a book that would be right up my alley. The main character, Lucinda is a bank teller by day and vampire Hunter by night. Even though she hunts evil, human killing vampires, she has a somewhat unorthodox relationship with 500 year old Michel, the vampire master of the city.
Lucinda is short but that just makes her determined to prove herself more. Oh, and I have to mention that this girl is so snarky and has such a potty mouth that you just gotta love her. Vampire attacks in the city are on an increase. Soon, Lucinda discovers she is the reason why and that a hit has been placed on her. To complicate matters, she also discovers she is the girl who has been prophesied about and on her twenty fifth birthday, she will come into her powers; but, she will die if she doesn't join with a master vamp. No wonder everyone is after her.
As Lucinda attempts to lead a normal life and wrestle with the biggest decision of her life, she must determine what are Michel's motives, is her mounting attraction to him solely physical or is it more, and how can she keep herself alive until her birthday. There are plenty of nemesis, action, and red hot sex in this little read but what it lacked for me was a crystal clear direction that good editing would have produced. Additionally, it was hard for me to trust and relate at times to Michel but that might have been by author design. At this point the jury is still out on this read. I think book two will be the deciding factor. Only time will tell.(less)
(2.5 Stars) Every now and then I love reading a good romance novel; so, when I saw the summary for"Six Months in Montana" I thought this would be a eas...more(2.5 Stars) Every now and then I love reading a good romance novel; so, when I saw the summary for"Six Months in Montana" I thought this would be a easy and fun read. While I found the book mildly entertaining, I also found that the book lacked the depth necessary to make this a really good read.
Molly has been working hard at an upscale hotel in Manhattan and is scheduled for a promotion to General Manager. However, she receives a phone call from an attorney asking her to return to Montana to hear the will of a former neighbor. When she arrives at the restaurant she sees the attorney as well as her friend from long ago, Christian. She is shocked to discover that Christian's grandfather added a condition to his will requiring Molly and Christian to marry for Six months in order for his to receive his inheritance.
Although it sounds crazy, if they don't agree to these conditions people will lose jobs including Molly's uncle. When Molly returns to NY, she discovers her promotion has been postponed for about a year. So, with this information in hand she agrees to marry Christian. During the first weeks they get reacquainted while Molly turns Grandpa's old Victorian House into a B and B. Soon, the attraction between Christian band Molly takes over and they get together.
This book had so much potential but nothing was described or detailed in depth. Unfortunately, this did not promote a feeling that there was a serious attraction between the two characters. Additionally, the romance was tepid at best. I guess I'm use to really hot romantic scenes and I couldn't even describe this one as sweet. It truly is a shame because this book is only 200 plus pages and the author could have written an amazing story if she had added more details and not been afraid to write sex scenes. It would have probably added only added about another 100 pages.
All and all, this book was an o.k. read. Read it for yourself and decide.(less)
(3.5 Stars ) Have you ever read a book where you like most of it but really wanted to rewrite some of it especially the end. This is the case for me af...more(3.5 Stars ) Have you ever read a book where you like most of it but really wanted to rewrite some of it especially the end. This is the case for me after reading "Six Months." One of the things I am noticing in this series is how much the heroines proclaim their independence yet continually make such bad decisions the reader finds themselves shouting "Don't do it stupid!"
April is the human who has been managing the candy shop where Lexi was working. When the owner goes missing and the electricity is turned off, the girls discover the owner died of cancer. He left the shop to Lexi who in turns hires April to continue to manage it.
April has only been in one relationship in her life and her ex cheated on her. She is painfully shy around men and when she meets Reno, one of the shifting brother there is no exception. However, she has a love for stray animals and when she spots a wounded wolf, she takes him in and nurses him back to health.
April's life is full of problems brought on by her grandmother leaving her a tons of debt from loan sharks. As she tries to maneuver through these shark infested water, she makes one bad decision after another and finds herself facing danger at ever corner. Yet among all of the madness she learns an important lesson, how to love. But will it be enough?
I enjoyed this book but really am having a problem with the heroines in this series. Why can't smart, intelligent and independent women make good decisions but still have to deal with issues. it really is my pet peeve. There is plenty of action and the romance is okay. At this point I am not sure if I will continue on with the series.(less)
"Seven Years" is a paranormal romance featuring Lexington, a twenty-seven year old woman who is still grieving the loss of her brother, Wes. Additiona...more"Seven Years" is a paranormal romance featuring Lexington, a twenty-seven year old woman who is still grieving the loss of her brother, Wes. Additionally, Lexi, just broke up with her boyfriend she caught having six with a woman in her car.
While out having dinner with her mother and little sister, Lexi gets a glimpse of her brother's best friend, Austin. He was once like a brother to her but when Wes died Austin disappeared never to be seen again. When she confronts him he informs her he is a shifter and that her brother didn't die in an accident but was killed. This rocks Lexi's world and soon she discovers that the life she thought she knew is filled with lies and secrets.
While Lexi attempts to figure things out she will soon find herself in a battle to keep her mother and sister safe all while trying to figure out who will be the best man to date. That is if Austin Cole doesn't try to control her every move.
There is plenty of action, hot romance and interesting world building. However, I must admit that at times Lexi's personality and personal quirks got on my last nerve. I will say, I am really looking forward to book two because the characters seem more intense and full of secrets.(less)