Explosive, exciting, heartrending, steamy, and everything I hoped for when cracked the book open. This particular series just keeps getting better witExplosive, exciting, heartrending, steamy, and everything I hoped for when cracked the book open. This particular series just keeps getting better with Bowman and Kenzie now becoming part of a long list of characters I really enjoyed getting to know.
It took a long time for them to finally get their happy ending but the adventure along the way was pretty well thought out and even with all the obstacles the two had to overcome they found themselves stronger together at the end in a way that was very heartwarming to me as am a hopeless romantic.
Not to say that there were a few times when doubt raised it's ugly head that things would work out the way one hoped because it did in a few instances for sure!
Cannot believe the last page is turned, need more Shifters!...more
In 1993 the "Wings In The Night" series first book was released and the initial characters stories were read. Now in this spinoff series we become reaIn 1993 the "Wings In The Night" series first book was released and the initial characters stories were read. Now in this spinoff series we become reacquainted with a few of them as well as a whole new crop and they are just as beguiling to me as the originals.
I have to admit to being a very longtime fan of Maggie Shayne and it was wonderful to reenter her world of vampires, shifters, werewolves and etc and am looking forward to reading more of this new series....more
Zombies created from a government lab and distributed as a virus, they are ugly, violent, and give no warning before turning from human to undead ghouZombies created from a government lab and distributed as a virus, they are ugly, violent, and give no warning before turning from human to undead ghoul.
As a part-time fan of the zombie genre this was a pretty good set of stories that combine several arcs within the books and the one arc ends with this boxed set but there is of course more to come within the books that follow.
For me #0-3 was enough time spent with these characters, even though it does rouse my curiosity as to what happens not invested enough to continue reading.
Some unique aspects, some expected and some unexpected events as well so all in all not too bad with the character development or the action or the pace or the premise.
This was in a few words strange, interesting, complicated and so very different from the thrillers normally written by author David Baldacci (Author).This was in a few words strange, interesting, complicated and so very different from the thrillers normally written by author David Baldacci (Author). It had moments of humor, moments of sorrow, moments of fear and it was one that you have to really pay attention to because there are subtleties that are easy to miss if you do not.
At times felt a bit lost trying to keep track but there were times the flow of the story just grabbed me, those times more than made up for the slow ones.
After reading the ending am torn because would love to see how things work out for Delph and Vega but at the same time not really that motivated to continue their adventure....more
Short fast read that is fairly typical of the genre with an easy to follow story line that draws one in quickly. Did not like the abrupt ending but itShort fast read that is fairly typical of the genre with an easy to follow story line that draws one in quickly. Did not like the abrupt ending but it lis very apparent there are more books to follow....more
This was a hard book to get into but once it started to connect with me the story just flew past. Anita as usual spends too much time on her "issues"This was a hard book to get into but once it started to connect with me the story just flew past. Anita as usual spends too much time on her "issues" but she also manages to finally connect the dots on why she feels the way she does about certain things and that makes it worth taking the time to continue on with those particular scenes.
This book is really all over the place for me but not in a bad way really as each new tangent that is explored becomes something to look forward to in coming releases.
I am however like a lot of other long time fans getting a little peeved that the "job" portions of Anita's life have still taken a back burner to her "love life", in this one we get a little more of her actually working but not enough to make up the difference for most of us.
Am still going to anticipate the next book, this series has been one of my "have to reads" since it started and that has not changed....more
Tip #1: Don’t get on her bad side. Tip #2: There’s no good side.
Her name is Silence. If she was ever known by any other name, she doesn’t remember.
She is a killer. If she was ever anything else, she doesn’t remember.
She has an owner. If she was ever free…well, that she does remember. She was free and then somebody gave her to a madman to pay a debt that wasn’t hers. She’s his toy, his pet…and his trained killer. She kills at his whim or she dies.
She has a target. Her so-called owner…the man who makes her life a living hell. If she could kill anybody in the universe, it would be him. But he holds her life in his hands.
And she has a wish—to find a man she barely remembers. A man she knows she once loved. The man who betrayed her and stole away her freedom.
With one final target between her and the tantalizing promise of freedom, she moves in for the kill. There’s one problem. There’s something strangely familiar about her mark. Something that echoes in the void where love used to live.
Warning: One woman with a mission, one evil bastard who lies as often as he breathes, and a man who’ll stop at nothing to find what he lost. Be warned…some questionable consent lies within.
As I have come to expect author J.C. Daniels, whose alter ego is actually author Shiloh Walker, has once again created a strong female leading character. A character whose breaking point was reached long ago at the hands of the man who has “owned” her for the past 10 years of her, despite that she still has hope to one day be free again to live life on her own terms.
Molded into the perfect killer she has no choice but to do as he commands, either that or face a painful death from an implant in her brain that the monstrous mastermind controls.
She chafes at the thought that her only way of escape may be her death, either at her own hands or by someone else’s. The thought is foremost in her mind until she is given one final mission, complete it successfully and she is promised a release from her life of violence and death.
Knowing that the man who made the promise to her is a sadistic monster Silence decides to leave nothing to chance, however when she realizes who her target is everything changes.
Exciting, filled with tension, totally on point with the sci-fi angles that are utilized throughout the story and most of all just an action packed adventure with a new heroine whose name we will be looking forward to seeing again if we are so lucky to be given more books in the future that feature Silence.
As a few others have said and as the author points out in the book blurb this is not a read for those under a certain age as it deals with abuse issues that will curdle even the strongest stomach as you read those pages.
This was a rocket fast read and if too short at least fully developed premise with an ending that leaves you with the full realization we have not even begun the adventure with Silence yet !
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
Book Info Paperback Expected publication: July 14th 2015 by Montlake Romance ISBN 147783060X (ISBN13: 9781477830604) other editions (4) Source:NetgalleyBook Info Paperback Expected publication: July 14th 2015 by Montlake Romance ISBN 147783060X (ISBN13: 9781477830604) other editions (4) Source:Netgalley EARC
Stella’s mama never should’ve put Stella on the church prayer list. With Stella’s twenty-seventh birthday coming up fast, Nancy desperately wants to see her daughter married and giving her grandbabies. Petitioning heaven seems like a surefire way to get it done. But in Cadillac, Texas, where the gossip’s hotter than the city’s famous jalapeño peppers, it isn’t long before all hell breaks loose.
Heather, the bossy leader of the church’s Prayer Angels, thinks a summer ball will get Stella and the town’s other single gals paired off. But nobody can tell redheaded spitfire Stella what to do—not her mama, not Heather, and not even the sexy beau Stella’s been seeing in secret. Together, Stella, her best friends Charlotte and Piper, and the loyal customers of the Yellow Rose Beauty Shop hatch a good old-fashioned scheme to sabotage the ball. But will it wreck Stella’s relationship with her mama forever? And what will the church folk think when Stella reveals the identity of her mystery man?
Stella Baxter rues the day she laid eyes on a no-good preacher’s son when she was just a teenager because now closing in on 30 she is still paying for the sins of her youth thanks to certain members of the Cadillac community.
Of course like all loving mothers hers wants daughter Stella to find a good man, get married and give birth to grandchildren she and her husband can spoil. However the method she employs to ensure Stella has success in finding a good man ends up backfiring in a way she never expected, leading to some upsetting moments as well as friction between mother and daughter.
The family drama continues throughout the story but the fact is that no matter how much Stella dislikes what her mama Nancy did she still loves her and wants nothing more than for the two to get past this bump in the road and go back to enjoying each others company.
The kicker to the whole story is the identity of the secret beau that Stella has been seeing on the sly, it comes as a shock to her mother and her friends but totally delights them when all is said and done.
A book filled with laughter, family drama, gossip and it’s consequences, new beginnings and an all around wonderful small town atmosphere where everyone knows everyone’s business and they still have secrets to uncover.
Downloaded and devoured this in record time! I love Stella, Piper, Charlotte, Agnes, Nancy and Rosalie. Every one of these women are just perfectly unique and totally likable as characters. Their nemesis Heather however is totally unlikable, as she is meant to be.
In short this was exactly what I hoped for from this author, a small town setting with over-the-top drama and a wonderful romance at it's core to melt the readers heart.
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
Having never read anything written by Anna Schmidt before this was a pleasant surprise and a western romance written similar to the style of Zane GreyHaving never read anything written by Anna Schmidt before this was a pleasant surprise and a western romance written similar to the style of Zane Grey in my opinion, although not as sappy.
I loved the buildup to the ending , it was the right amount of tension and suspense followed by a sigh of relief at how everything worked out.