In an effort of full disclosure, I need to reveal that I won this book in an author sponsored contest; however, this review contains my unbiased viewsIn an effort of full disclosure, I need to reveal that I won this book in an author sponsored contest; however, this review contains my unbiased views and opinions. With that being said, I loved "A Fistful of Evil," the first book in the Madison Fox series and was anxious to read book two. Well, I am happy to report book two was quite entertaining and contained many of the qualities that made the first time a success.
Madison has been called into her boss's, Brad Pitts, office. It seems chaos is running rampant through out the Northern California area surrounding Sacramento, Reno, Tahoe and Brad volunteers Madison to assist another enforcer eliminate critos at none other than the local mall. He insists that she does not deviate from this plan. However, before Madison can even begin her new job, the sexy Nikos encourages her to attend a meeting of the enforcers and wardens. Madison is not happy about this because in order to attend this meeting she will need to reschedule her date with none other than Dr. Alex Love, the veterinarians she has swooned over for the past three years.
At the meeting, Madison gets her first taste into CIA/Warden politics and quickly realizes her boss, Brad is the target of hostility and distaste. While Madison is ignorant regarding history behind these feelings, she realizes some of the warden would like to steal her away from Brad. No matter what the problem, one thing you must accept is don't count Madison out until the bitter end.
This installment added new and interesting characters that have special abilities. Additionally there are many comedic moments and there was more than enough action scenes. As a matter of fact, I felt the action scenes were a little two much at times. I will confess I wanted to read about Madison's budding relationships with the doctor or Sexy Nickos. Although I will admit it was nice to get to know the office staff and Brad better.
People this is one of those series that will h as vector laughing one minute, saying "awww" the next and about to cry in another moment arvo loved it. If you haven't book one, do yourself a favor and introduce yourself to the world of Madison Fox and the writing of Rebecca Chastain. You won't regret it!...more
"Till Death" is a totally unexpectedly fun read. Quite frankly,when I first saw this book, I was drawn in by the 'hot' coverart. I saw hot(4.5 Stars)
"Till Death" is a totally unexpectedly fun read. Quite frankly,when I first saw this book, I was drawn in by the 'hot' coverart. I saw hot guy and knew this would probably be a sappy romance; but, what the heck, I like sappy romances now and again. What I hadn't expected was that Becky McGraw would incorporate all of the ingredients that I need as a reader to truly enjoy a book: flawed, snarky characters, intrigue, a keep you guessing plot, action, hot monkey love and last but not least, humor! Yum!!!! I gobbled this tasty little morsel down in one sitting.
Dave Logan and his Deep Six Security Team has been working with wealthy business, people and of course the FBI. He is often infuriated with the abrasive head of the FBI, Susan Whitmore but when the last job he works with her on sends her walking away from her job after telling her boss to stuff it (Not those exact words...words with a little more bite) she ends up knocking on his door for a job. Dave doesn't want to hire her but when she reminds him of how she has helped him in the past he agrees to take her in for two weeks until she can find another job.
Susan, aka Barracuda needs to learn to keep her big mouth shut; but, when you work with idiots that can be hard to do. However, she has her sister, Jenna to help support and get through graduate school. Then, she discovers Jenna is able to get a scholarship that will pay off her overdue tuition if she participates in a highly secretive clinical study. The only problem is Susan does not like it.
Dave reluctantly enlists Susan's help in tracking down a missing baby from a fertility clinic. It seems the sarrogate mother has taken off with the baby after the clinic received $500,000 from his clients. They want action and Dave will need to go uncover with Susan as his wife if he is to get to the bottom of things. Yet, as abrasive as he finds the woman, Susan is also intelligent, capability and sexy as hell! So, what's a guy to do? Fulfill his husbandly duties, that's what!.
This little book, surprised me because the plot didn't flow in the typically predictable way. Yeah, there was sexual tension and hot monkey love, but the cases that the security agency were working is what truly sealed the deal and made the plot outstanding. Just as I finished this book and began getting excited about exploring the plot and reading the second book in the series, the unthinkable happened.....I read the book summary and discovered the next book will feature one of the secondary characters I loved from book one, Slade but once again he will be falling for a woman who lost her job. Really? Not again Ms. McGraw. You are so much better than this!!!!!!
At this point, I am not sure if I will be going on with the second book. I don't like cookie cutter plots and I pray that book two is not one of those. So, I'm going to explore more of the review to see what they reveal before making my decision. ...more
My, my. What a tangled web we weave when at first.........You know the rest and quite frankly I hereby dubbed this the themesong for "Spellfinder." OuMy, my. What a tangled web we weave when at first.........You know the rest and quite frankly I hereby dubbed this the themesong for "Spellfinder." Our main character, Cassidy Edwards finally comes face to face with the man she has wanted revenge on from the time she was capable of understanding his existence. Emilio, is an ancient one and possesses power unimaginable. When he meets with Cassidy, he decides to show her just who is in charge and just a wee bit of his capabilities. Yet, Emilio, apparently hasn't learn the first rule of the streets....."You never, ever, mess with someone's mama!" It doesn't matter that she is a lousy mother. You just don't do it!
After healing from being thrown off a building by none other than her nemesis, Emilio, Cassidy finally learns what it means to want revenge. She is also growing in her own skills and capabilities and learning her destiny. Unfortunately, in order to enact her revenge she learns that she may have to do the unthinkable and betray someone she is growing to care about, Lucien. But, he would do that to her in a heartbeat, wouldn't he? Well, sometimes we think we know what we are doing when in fact our actions set us down a course that was never meant to be.
There are plenty of new characters, twists and turns, intrigue, action and total pandemonium in this little edition. I believe that this book is better than the first because the author took greater time in setting the stage for what occurs. The previous book was light on details and worldbuilding whereas this book gives us greater insight into what is going on. That does not mean that we fully know the affects of Cassidy's actions and the book leaves us in with one major cliffhanger. However, it also sets up the stage nicely for what will come in book three and I for one am excited. ...more
(2.5 Stars) This little novella about Dakota, a vampire who is dating a cop, Drew, who doesn't know what she is. He believes that she is unable or unwi(2.5 Stars) This little novella about Dakota, a vampire who is dating a cop, Drew, who doesn't know what she is. He believes that she is unable or unwilling to commit so he is about to move on even though he loves her. Then, the unthinkable happens when Dakota's secret is revealed. What is this information worth to him and how will he handle it?
This novella had potential but poor transitional scenes were a problem. Just as you were getting a handle on things, you are thrust into a new scene without warning and due to the brevity of this read, the transition were too problematic. Bottom line, this read was just o.k....more
(3.5 Stars) Anyone who knows me understands that paranormal/ urban fantasy is my genre of choice; but, then a year ago I stumbled upon a book entitled,(3.5 Stars) Anyone who knows me understands that paranormal/ urban fantasy is my genre of choice; but, then a year ago I stumbled upon a book entitled, "Finding Home" by Jackie Weger and now I have a newfound respect for good old fiction.
So, what happened to cause my revelation? Well, first and foremost, I love Ms. Weger's writing style. She hasn't jumped on the billionaire meets struggling average girl love bandwagon She writes about everyday people who have everyday problems but she makes it interesting. There is a wonderful snarkiness to her characters that is refreshing and will leave you smiling while reading through the pages. Her stories just make me happy and I know I'm in for a good read. However, enough of me gushing about Ms. Weger and more about "No Perfect Destiny."
Imagine ending a marriage to a man who you thought loved you only to discover he and his mother don't think you have the proper pedigree for their ambitious lives. So, when you are wrongfully accused of embezzling money for the company you work for, your mother-in-law insists you don't embarrass the family further by fighting it but rather you pay restitution causing you to lose you home. Now, they want custody of your two children because your ex's perfect new wife can't have babies. So, what do you do? You go on the run and do your best to provide whatever you can for your kids. This is the story of Leah Spencer who has been trying to live below the radar until one fateful day when an audit at her current job reveals funds are missing. Now, Leah is on the radar of a handsome but quirky, used clothing wearing detective named, Leo Garvey.
It seems Leah has Leah in his sights for embezzlement he also has her in his sights for the greatest crime of all, she makes him all hot and bothered! So, what do you do with a woman you suspect of a crime and that you are lusting for but she shuts you down every step of the way? Well, the answer to this question can only be found in the pages of this book.
I really enjoyed this tale especially because the author didn't make the embezzler so transparent that the blind could see their identity. I will admit that she almost had me fooled and I thought, "How refreshing?" Additionally, I really enjoyed the relationship between Leah, Leo and her kids. For those of you who are so inclined, there was plenty of passion but it wasn't erotic so be warned. I will say that it did not detract from my reading enjoyment! There's no doubt about it for me, if Jackie Weger writes a book, I am going to read it!...more
The Kit Colbana series has been one of my favorites since it's inception. Our herione has experienced so many tragedies; yet, she manages to land on hThe Kit Colbana series has been one of my favorites since it's inception. Our herione has experienced so many tragedies; yet, she manages to land on her feet even if she is slightly broken. After being held, tortured and rescued from vampires, "Edged Blade" is the story of her steps towards redemption. It is her travels down her road to regain who she once was.
As Kit and Damon dance around how best to reclaim their relationship, Kit's ex and best friend, Justin seeks her help rescuing kidnapped NH's (Non humans) from their unknown captors. Yet, all is not what it seems and the kidnapping proves to be affecting every computer including shifters, witches, and vamps. Just as Kit seems to get closer to answers, the rug is pulled from underneath her and she must face the fact that the kidnapping conspiracy involves members of their own community; but, who betrays their own and why?
As Kit gets rescues the kidnapped, she stumbles upon a ex of Damon's, Shanelle Macguire. Shanelle believes Damon is responsible for her rescue and that their is hope for her to return into his arms but Kit has claimed Damon and he has claimed her. No one will come between these two and Shanelle is about to learn this lesson the hard way.
There is plenty of action, intrigue, and betrayal to go around in this read. My only complaint is that I was shocked to see so many editing mistakes. This is not a self published book; so, the editor's didn't do their job very well. They should be ashamed!! Ms. Daniels, they owe you for this!...more
(3.5 Stars) The second book in a series can really be pivotal. Sometimes we start off thinking we love a series only to be turned off by the second boo(3.5 Stars) The second book in a series can really be pivotal. Sometimes we start off thinking we love a series only to be turned off by the second book. In the case of "Chasing Midnight," I find myself wondering if I like where this series appears to be heading. Why? The best answer to this question is that I've never cared for love triangles especially in adult literature. Although I reluctantly read it at times in YA books, I truly feel adults should not be that fickled. Hey, don't get me wrong, there will always be men who raise our blood pressure and peak our interest but it's like art; just because you like a painting it doesn't mean it would look good in your home!
This time Isabel goes out on a date with Vampire honcho, Xavier. He sees something in Isabel he likes and Iowa not about to walk away from getting next to her. Meanwhile, someone from her past asks for her help and when she participates in a seance, she suddenly has two people trying to occupy one body. This will lead to issues with Isabel's ex, Shane and the beginning of problems with the plot for me. A part of the problem is that in book one we really didn't get a chance to really know Shane or Xavier so I find both of them difficult to rally behind. Now, we are getting a glimpse the real Xavier and neither he or Shane are winning any leading man points with me. Besides, a relationship with either one of these yahoos is pretty predictable.
There is plenty of action and intrigue in book two. Also, I like the character of Isabel and wish the author would give us more world building in the family dynamics department and potential boyfriend background department. Hopefully, that will be coming soon. Here is one of those series that I am now on the edge with to see if I will continue with it long term. I will definitely be reading book three but will hold off my judgment on the rest of the series until then....more