Can this woman write or what? I'm a huge fan of her Weather Warden series, so when I heard she was writing for Bombshell, I was ecstatic! And having aCan this woman write or what? I'm a huge fan of her Weather Warden series, so when I heard she was writing for Bombshell, I was ecstatic! And having already read, and thoroughly enjoyed Devil's Bargain, I was anticipating this one. And it didn't disappoint.
The tension in this book is so thick, it swallows you up until all you want to do is keep reading to find out what's going to happen next. Lucia Garza is a very interesting character with a dark past we only get a glimpse into. Jazz and Borden are back in this one too... and so is an array of new characters from Lucia's life. And we met Ben McCarthy properly, after he's released from prison. The buzz between Ben and Lucia is sizzling.
And the situation... well, it's a hell of a thrill ride, that's for sure. I don't want to get into the nitty-gritty of it because there's no way to properly talk about the happenings without kinda spoiling it for everyone.
So, if you're a Rachel Caine fan -- this is an amazing book! Check it out! ...more
Man, this book is so cool... it grabbed me instantly. The characters were engaging, though the suspicion kept building for all of them at one stage orMan, this book is so cool... it grabbed me instantly. The characters were engaging, though the suspicion kept building for all of them at one stage or another. This was like a thrill ride through someone's worst nightmare.
When Katsu Espinoza agrees to go sailing with the family of her good friend and mentor, Duke, she has no idea what she's getting herself into. To make matters worse, her ex is the yacht’s captain... and if that wasn't bad enough, she ends up on a deserted island where the survivors are disappearing one after the other.
The premise had me hooked instantly. As the story built up and the tension got dense, I just had to keep reading. I hated putting this book down, honestly did. The mystery was so engrossing that I would've loved to read this in one sitting... so I did it in three instead. But I swear - the answer, the reason and the killer were a huge surprise. A true bombshell I didn't expect... and Crystal throws you off-course so many times, it's brilliant!
Kat is such an honest character too. She reacts like any real person would - horrified, scared but trying to keep everything and everyone together. Her flaws and insecurities stem from her mixed background and I loved her point of view.
Anyway, I could go on and on about how excellent this book is but would end up giving something vital away. And that would wreck the whole experience. So, if you enjoy a great mystery with a wicked revelation and horrid turn of events, check it out!...more
Catrina Dauvergne isn't your average heroine. She's French, has done a few bad things in the past and doesn't connect with people very easily. Yet, alCatrina Dauvergne isn't your average heroine. She's French, has done a few bad things in the past and doesn't connect with people very easily. Yet, all that changes when an earthquake hits Paris and she falls into the long-lost grave of five guillotined women. The discovery throws her headfirst into an old mystery that has her seeing visions, finding keys and letters that push her further into the mystery of what happened to these women. Former priest Rhys Pritchard (already loved him from the Grailkeeper books!) is by her side to help her solve the mystery and tease her heart strings. They make an unlikely couple that seems doomed from the beginning...
This book was wonderful. There's action, a very strong narrator, enticing hero, loveable secondary characters, intriguing situations and a mystery that has hooked me in for the rest of the series. I can't wait to see what happens next -- where is this all heading?
Anyway, I knew this would be good but it surpassed my expectations. Evelyn Vaughn draws you into the tale with Catrina's casual voice, beautiful scenery and stimulating circumstances. This is a terrific book and I highly recommend it to anyone who's interested in checking out an intriguing thriller. ...more
Isabella "Izzy" De Marco is a New Yorker who discovers she is the long-lost heiress of a legacy of magic handed down to the women in her family by JoaIsabella "Izzy" De Marco is a New Yorker who discovers she is the long-lost heiress of a legacy of magic handed down to the women in her family by Joan of Arc. She is part of the House of the Flames and hasn't known about it for 26 years. Now, her nightmares are getting worse, and she notices a strange man in black watching her house. Izzy also meets the dark and mysterious Jean-Marc de Devereaux. He tells her magic exists, as well as other darker things. She finds herself thrown into a world that's in turmoil and Jean-Marc becomes her mentor and anchor into this new world of the Gifted.
This book was action-packed from the beginning and pretty much doesn't let up. Actually, there's commotion and chaos all the way to the end and you're left wanting more. Izzy is a great character who proves her strength even though she's continually struggling with what's happening around her. Jean-Marc is captivating and bordering on the edge of good-guy-trying to-help-her, or good-guy-in-this-for-his-own-benefit. There's a great array of interesting characters I can't wait to read about some more.
This book is awesome. There was so much tension and the desire to know what was going to happen next, that I became totally captivated.
Another terrific Grailkeepers novel! This one was a different narrator - Kate Trillo - but still full of adventure and danger. This time the Goddess gAnother terrific Grailkeepers novel! This one was a different narrator - Kate Trillo - but still full of adventure and danger. This time the Goddess grail in question is Hekate's.
Kate interupts her sister's killer and puts a curse on him. Her life goes to hell from there as she's forced to face the family tradition of being a witch she's shunned for so long. She embarks on an adventure that takes her to Greece, Turkey and Rome - the backdrop to some very cool European history.
I really enjoyed this book. The heroine's plight was heartfelt, as well as the heartbreak of losing her only sister and everything that follows. And Ben Fisher is a wonderful hero. Vaughn's heros usually are. I can't wait to check out the next one. But in the meantime, if you want to read a captivating tale with a wonderful adventure and a magical story -- read this book!...more
The heroine is a CIA agent who throughout the novel isn't sure who she can trust. I swear this novel read like an action movie -- it should be made asThe heroine is a CIA agent who throughout the novel isn't sure who she can trust. I swear this novel read like an action movie -- it should be made as one. Everything moves along pretty quickly and Alisha MacAleer is one tough butt-kicking chick who also displays a lot of human weakness through the story. There's no real romance in this novel, but there are a lot of flirtatious moments I hope develop into more throughout the series.
I loved it. Can't wait to read the next one in the series! ...more
Another wonderful Bombshell adventure! This one was the second Angel Baker book set in 22nd century Chicago. Angel's a Certified Retribution SpecialisAnother wonderful Bombshell adventure! This one was the second Angel Baker book set in 22nd century Chicago. Angel's a Certified Retribution Specialist who gets into all sorts of trouble. The latest book is full of returning characters and some very cool new ones. I especially like Brad the Impaler - very cool. There are also a whole bunch of secrets revealed about Angel. I loved it! What a ride. I'm telling you, these Bombshells are not just kick-butt and full of attitude, they're an awesome read with some terrific writing.
The heroine is Cass and she's a medium that helps the police sometimes. Except, she's not respected or even accepted. Hardly anyone believes she's gotThe heroine is Cass and she's a medium that helps the police sometimes. Except, she's not respected or even accepted. Hardly anyone believes she's got the talent to hear the dead speak, and so she lives a life of isolation with very few possessions. Too many things happened in her past, and she has trouble trusting people.
With a serial killer on the loose, Cass is forced to trust in someone... and not just herself!
I really enjoyed this ride and tried to guess who the killer was, but didn't. Just like every other Bombshell I've read, this is another keeper! ...more