I was sent an ARC of this story for an honest review. And, I can honestly say, I loved it. The Seasons Pass series is always excellent. Muller has a wI was sent an ARC of this story for an honest review. And, I can honestly say, I loved it. The Seasons Pass series is always excellent. Muller has a way of delivering a story with just the right amount of suspense, romance and humor for the season you're in.
Detective Noah Daugherty is back just in time for the holidays. He’s a little incognito at first, dressed as a store front Santa Claus. But the reader is sure to recognize him by his familiar moves as a Cracker Jack detective.
This time around, Noah’s partner has been wounded and he’s got a replacement, one he isn’t sure of yet. He quickly learns his new partner is smart and fast, bringing her own unique set of skills to the partnership. It doesn’t take long and Noah knows he’s lucked out. It isn’t everyday you get a second partner that’s the prize in the Cracker Jack box.
Noah and his new partner rattle and hum down the Houston streets and take you with them for the ride, creating your own bond with the slick new team.
This one’s a holiday joy-ride. So, buckle up your seat belts because you’re in for a stocking full of suspense and mystery served up with some romance and a big dose of holiday laughs. This read in the Seasons Pass series is just the right gift for the holiday season. Surprise someone and slip it in their stocking...and borrow a page from Noah's book, give it incognito for a little holiday fun!
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher for an honest review. Riley Smith is new in town, again. And for Riley, that isn’t easy. Not that it’I received an ARC of this book from the publisher for an honest review. Riley Smith is new in town, again. And for Riley, that isn’t easy. Not that it’s ever easy, being new in town and in school, but when you’re the mortician’s daughter, it almost feels like a bad dream that keeps happening over and over again. For Riley it’s darn close to being a nightmare, because first, kids don’t want to be friends with a mortician’s daughter and second, she thinks they have to continually relocate because her Dad is showing signs of being an alcoholic. To rev things up a little further, Riley has the gift, or curse, depends on your point of view, of seeing dead people. Usually it’s the dead people her father has prepared for viewing. Riley’s become accustomed to it, deciding that it’s something she’s meant to do. Help people cross over. Sometimes they can’t move on because they have something they need taken care of, or they want to let someone know they’re okay, or in her latest experience, they’ve been murdered. It takes Riley some time to figure out what’s going on with the young girl who’s her latest ghost, but she eventually feels something’s really wrong this time. She thinks this girl may have been murdered. And the murderer is still nearby. To add to Riley’s confusion, which is quickly inching toward anxiety this time, another ghost shows up, one who doesn’t feel quite the same as the others. It’s not just that the new ghost, named Hayden, is her age and cute, but he’s not cold, and he can touch her. Granted the touch is a bit different, but it’s definitely real, especially when he kisses her. As Riley tries to find her footing yet again in a new place, trying to hide her father’s profession as long as she can, she also finds that Jacob, one of the cutest guys at the new school, is interested in her, even though he’s going with one of the cheerleaders. Riley’s confusion (and anxiety) mounts, as she finds herself drawn more and more to Hayden, but Jacob keeps popping up, along with his girlfriend. And his girlfriend makes it clear she’s out to make Riley’s life even more miserable if she doesn’t stay away from Jacob. In this first book of The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave, we experience the typical teen-age problems, which are usually enough, but this time, they’re served up with a big hitch. We witness Riley’s eerie conversations with dead people, her concerns about her father’s drinking and her looming fear of how to outrun a killer. CC Hunter has penned another thriller of a YA, giving everyone something to come back for, whether your preferred genre is YA romance, paranormal or thriller. This one delivers all three, with eerie accuracy.
I was given an ARC of This Heart of Mine by the publisher, Wednesday Books, in exchange for an honest review. Christie Craig, or CC Hunter, seems quite I was given an ARC of This Heart of Mine by the publisher, Wednesday Books, in exchange for an honest review. Christie Craig, or CC Hunter, seems quite capable of writing any genre her tales lead her. She crafts stories of light-hearted romance, paranormals graced with the kiss of youth, to stories reminiscent of Jodi Picoult’s works. All of Christie’s, or CC’,s stories touch the heart, sometimes the funny bone and most often, both. The novel, This Heart of Mine, does it all. It has lots of heart, of course, but also has the bittersweet touch of laughter through pain. And because this story comes to us penned under the name CC Hunter, we have a powerful tale of youth taking on very adult situations. This Heart of Mine takes us inside the discussion of mortality and immortality, and while there, we follow one step further and touch the paranormal. In This Heart of Mine, seventeen year old Leah Mackenzie carries her heart around in a backpack. She’s waiting for a transplant, but has such a rare blood-type, she’s trying to come to terms with the fact she may not make it. So, she doesn’t plan for the future, instead she tries to live each day as fully as she can. But then, miraculously a heart becomes available. Suddenly she has the hope of a future, if she makes it through the surgery. As Leah enters the hospital for the transplant surgery, another boy does too. But he’s no longer alive. His heart is, though. And the boy has the same blood-type she does. It’s the same blood-type as his twin brother's, Matt. The brother Leah’s had a crush on for years. Not long after the surgery, Leah finds she’s inherited something else besides Matt’s brothers’ heart. She seems to have inherited the memory of his last few minutes of being alive, and those few minutes hold a heart-wrenching amount of terror, pain and running. It’s as if he’s running for his life. Leah knows this because she feels like she’s there, inside him running for her life, also, every time she dreams it. Matt is having dreams too. And he believes someone was after his brother, Eric. Matt doesn’t believe Eric committed suicide as the authorities concluded, and he’s determined to figure out what the dreams mean. Even though she’s afraid to know whether or not she’s carrying Eric’s heart, because she’s concerned it will make Matt resent her, Leah eventually approaches him. They soon discover they’re having the same dreams. It’s as if Eric’s trying to explain what happened to him. Matt and Leah learn that when it comes to heart matters, sometimes you truly do have to follow your heart before you can find all your answers, and even then, there are no guarantees. But sometimes, the risks are worth it and you find more than your heart ever dreamed.
I just finished reading Specter. If you like horror, with romantic elements, you'll enjoy this one! RM Brand takes us back to the way we used to readI just finished reading Specter. If you like horror, with romantic elements, you'll enjoy this one! RM Brand takes us back to the way we used to read horror...with twists and turns that surprise, shock, and ultimately delight! Give it a read, preferably at night. But, leave the light on by the bed......more