Saturday, February 28, 2015
With his death, Phoenix could finally heal and start blooming. I try not to show the hurt I feel when she sees Charles when she looks at me. I am her husband now and the care and devotion I have for her will win her to me.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Winner of the 2014 Feathered Quill Book Award in the Cozy Mystery category, SHADOWS: A Jake Somers Novel follows the dangerous path that a woman's life takes in response to the evil forced upon her as a child. The effect of her tortured experience is illuminated when a beautiful young girl's body is discovered behind the office building that houses the Jake Somers Detective Agency. And then, when multiple murders occur across the city, and under similar circumstances, P.I. Jake Somers crime solving expertise is called upon by the police to help catch a serial killer. No problem, death on a college campus, illegal synthetic drugs and a maniacal murderer are all in a days' work for Jake Somers.
I was blown away when I started reading this book. Finally a detective book written the way detective books are suppose to be written . I have been bored for awhile about detective books until I got this one. I couldn't put this one down. Meet Jake Somers P.I , he is put to work after a young girl is found dead behind his offices . He is drawn into the life of a serial killer and the world of illegal synthetic drugs and deaths on the college campus. But will he survive to figure out what and who is doing the killing
The characters in this novel are a very colorful group. Jake's mom and girlfriend are at the for front but the character I absolutely loved was Maria the receptionist , she seems to be the only one that is holding Jake together. The scene in the hospital room where Josie is placed after she fell and broke her hip was full of wedding caterers, he just throws his hands up and walks out . The characters are very well written and you laughed and cried with them . Maria holds everyone together when Jake's life starts to spiral out of control as he investigates the illegal synthetic drug trade . The author worked his characters very well and you will love all of them very much
The author did a very good job when he did he research on the drug industry especially the synthetic drug trade. Wow who knew there was that much synthetic drugs out there . The twists and turns were off the wall . One minute I had it figured out and the next min I was like WTH and oh my god moments . There are some very and I mean very intense parts in the book. They were offset wit h all the funny moments of the wedding planning. I was glad I really took a chance on this book . It was a great weekend read , or a good afternoon read on a snowy cold afternoon. So if you want to check out a good detective novel and have a couple of laughs along the way check it out
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BONNER'S FAIRY by Elizabeth Patterson.
As soon as Haley and Henry are introduced to the diverse group of mysterious characters that inhabit the small town of Bonner's Ferry, they learn of a tragedy hundreds of years ago that spawned the kind of legend that has always kept the locals wary and suspicious. It is not long before the twins stumble upon a map and an unusual key that leads them through a portal to another time, and a world filled with mystical creatures.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Brita Madison has found a sanctuary in Williams, Arizona, a refuge from the multitude of visions and voices that have chased her all her life. Then one vision touches her soul, and she finds herself embroiled in the middle of a missing person's case with a woman’s life at stake. Little does she know that this is only the beginning.
Brita's visions uncover a trail of murders centered around the historic Route 66. As Brita steps deeper into the world she has been trying to escape, she and Weston are in a race against time to identify the serial killer. This journey threatens to tear apart their lives as well as those closest to them.
Friday, February 20, 2015
"Excuse me, young lady. We have the ambulance on their way, and they want to know what happened to Drew Winston." "He said he was going to rape me," Dawn replied purposefully to the administrative assistant in the high-school office. "I pushed him away and tripped him, and as he fell, he hit his head on the corner of a water fountain, which was not my intent. He's bleeding from his head and is in convulsions." Within twenty-four hours of beginning her senior year at Fair Shore High School as a new student, Dawn Mortenson had chosen to fight the town's acceptance of the bullying and sexual abuse of young women by confronting Drew Winston, the school's All-American quarterback. Following that confrontation, she received multiple death threats, so her mother had to hire a security firm to protect herself and her daughter. That move did not work, as Dawn was kidnapped soon afterwards and ended up in the hospital. When Dawn had been released from the hospital, she had already gained a national reputation, which attracted more people who wanted her dead. She survived the bombing of a building she was visiting, which prompted FBI involvement. She stunned the agent who interviewed her, when in answer to his question about people who would like her killed, she was able to provide evidence of over fifty individuals who had specifically threatened her-including a police officer from her hometown, who had told her that he hoped the next attempt on her life would succeed. Dawn also clashed at times with those who even supported her efforts. A reporter in town had presented himself as someone who wanted to help. In describing why the culture of rape, bullying, and abuse has been tolerated in town, he ended with the statement, "Everybody is seen as winning, male and female alike. It is a great American success story. Fair Shore residents have paid top dollar to join the winning team and are disinclined to raise any questions about the unsavory practices that support its continuation. There is a feeling that 'boys will be boys.'" In response, Dawn exploded, "And you choose to support this? Goddamn you. Goddamn all of you. Let's only hope, Mr. Bruschi, that the success of this 'everybody-wins' model spreads to towns all across America. Let's only hope that, within a few years, tens of thousands of young women can be treated the Fair Shore way and be raped without comment, so that 'boys can be boys.'" As she turned and headed toward the door, Joseph moved quickly to stop her. "Dawn, don't leave." "Go to hell. I thought there was hope with you because of some of the writing you've done. That series you did on the woman who overcame severe automobile injuries and resumed her career as an engineer after everybody said she would never work again was powerful." "She is a remarkably brave young lady." "And there are a lot of them out there, but your silence is ensuring that they will have to fight that much harder to create the stories they were born to tell." Dawn's battle against the status quo lands a number of friends and enemies either in the hospital, in jail, or in an early grave. She uses rock-and-roll through befriending high-school band members who write their own lyrics that challenge the status quo, along with a combination of personal courage and mental toughness, to change the town forever, although at a huge personal cost.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Okay, fine. Kitten MacLean. And they’re her parents, but it’s so much more fun to imagine them the other way around. And J.J., her MI6 contact? He’s in love with her. Doesn’t matter that her closest confidant, Jimmy Jones, hasn’t spoken a word to her since first grade.
Everyone at school adores her, too. Sure, they might not know it yet, but every single student at Rimtree High is her best friend. Naturally.
She’s just that incredible.
When a new girl is being bullied, it’s time for Kit MacLean to take charge and leave her fantasy world of fearless bravado and easy victories behind. The world outside her CIA missions is far different than she’s used to, and her usual happy-go lucky heart is about to take the beating of a lifetime. But Kit has never backed down from anything in her life and she’s not about to start now.
Time to find out what she’s really made of. Before the bad guys ruin everything.
First off I have to say I love Patti Larsen. She has taken me places where I never knew I would go. Yes she has done it again with Kit . Kit is a spunky high school girl and she also is brilliant. When thing go wrong she goes to her fantasy world of Kitalia a CIA operative with a physic ability. When she stumbles upon a mystery at school . Will she come out of her fantasy world and not back down from the arch enemy. Well don't count Kit out she may surprise you .
I fell in love with Kit from the very first page. I think that she is a combination on a little bit of everyone. I know I connected with her on so many levels . She is a very bright girl and wants to be everything to everyone . To the point that she blocks out the fact that she was bullied and built up a dream world around it. Her character is brilliantly written. She takes on a life of her own. As she works her way through. The other cast of characters are brilliant. We have the bully that well honestly isn't the bully . The evil genius , which I actually felt sorry for cause well you always feel sorry for their upbringing. The best friend that hasn't actually talked to Kit since kindergarten. But deep down you know he really likes her but is too scared to say anything . They all will get into your heart and live there while you read this book. They will also stick with you afterwards.
I will tell you now that this book talks about bullying and trust me its on a grand scale . About half the school is being bullied. Patti takes us on an adventure through one girl's school year and the trials she goes through. This isn't your old school bullying that is being written about in this book, there is peer pressure to drink and there is the date rape drug in this book . Patti handles it all with a dignity. She doesn't skirt the issue but she writes it and gives it the credit it does deserve , because it is out there and it is in the school. Patti mixes the fantasy world of Kita and her real world together nicely. You do actual think she was a spy at the beginning
So if you want a book that is totally different then Patti's other books check out Girl Incredible. You wont be disappointed and I would gift this book to all my young nieces. Also to all my friends with preteen and teenage girls. So check it out
Monday, February 16, 2015
Follow the sizzling hot, yet romantic and sensually sexual adventures of twenty-five very different men as they encounter their first sexual, most erotic, and most sensual experiences in satisfying the desires of women in A Woman's Pleasure.
The erotic adventures of A Woman's Pleasure will carry readers to a new, heightened state of sexual awareness. Each of the many sexual experiences is surrounded by an aura of romance, respect, and mutuality, where both women and men experience total pleasure and complete satisfaction.
Making love is not something you do to someone--it's something you share. Women should be equal players in the sexual encounter. They express their sexuality as intensely as men and should also participate as much as men do in driving the lovemaking experience.
The real-life sensual, sexual, and lovemaking interactions in these stories will empower women to seek sexual fulfillment and show men how to make love so that women will achieve sexual satisfaction.
Men will discover how to give sensual, sexual pleasure to their women and understand that by giving pleasure, they will receive pleasure--which is something that can't be learned from watching porn.
At times, these stories make you blush; other times, they'll leave your heart--and other body parts--throbbing. They are sure to stimulate your senses, stir your thoughts, and inspire your fantasies. More importantly, men and women alike will realize what it means to make love and feel unparalleled pleasure.
This book will help men and women redefine their lovemaking and sexual expression with each other. No matter what age or stage their relationship is at, they can transform their interaction from "what was" and "what is" to "what can be."
There are no fetishes, kinkiness, or control issues involved--but plenty of romance, love, and caring to enjoy foreplay, satisfaction, and afterglow.
Ok I know everyone went to see the movies this weekend . I stayed home and read a really great book that took me on a ride that I never thought I would go on. This was a caring loving look at the relationships between men and the women they love.
In the book the author writes about 25 real men, yes dare I say real men. They take us through the sexual pleasures with the women in their lives .
The author writes with such an honesty. I mean imagine a population that have been so saturated with sexual images that we can be numbed by it all. I mean how do most men learn about sex is either from hearing about it in the locker room or from watching porn. So that teaches them that it is for their pleasure alone. Which is so one sided . I can now understand as we as woman are always too tired or have a headache. Because we just don't want to feel unfulfilled when done. These men have taken the art of love making to the next level. They take their time , making sure that their partner is fully satisfied. Sigh, these are the real men that are in every romance book we have read. They are honest and loving men that will blow your socks off .
The book is written in interview form which I think is an added touch. It also dives into some hot fantasies of what both men and woman really want. It also gives us some very valuable information. Like it takes women up to 5 times longer to orgasm then it does a man. It also teaches us that mutual pleasure is the best for both parties . This would be a great book for any young man to read and for couples to read together. Trust me on this one ladies my hubby reaped the benefits from me reading this book. So if you want a book that will turn you on in the right ways and help out the man in your life , check out the guys of A WOMAN'S PLEASURE . Trust me you won't be disappointed
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Today I get the honor of reviewing ILL FATED (book 6 in the Maurin Kincaide series) by Rachel
Can Maurin master court politics and find her missing men before someone claims the bounty on her head?
I was so excited when I got this book. My favorite characters were back and getting into more trouble then its worth. Cash is back and babysitting Maurin as someone wants to kill her. Her hot hunky and most drool worthy boyfriend, Mason is still the head of the STPD. Aiden is still pining for Maurin but has Ryanne. So what does a girl do. Now there is a new threat on Maurin's head and everyone is trying to keep her safe and as we know Maurin will not take things lying down. The fae courts a fighting and its spilling all over Salem . And the dark guard is after Maurin and they want her head. On top of that her dog, her father and her man are missing . Can she find them without loosing her head and will she get the swing of court politics before they are doomed. Just all in a day's work for our Maurin
Like I said I was so happy when I found this was out. I picked up and started reading right away. Was so happy to get my fix of one my favorite series characters . I love me some Mason and Cash.
But digress. Rachel makes you feel like these characters are like part of your family. They just get under your skin and you want to help them out anyway you can. I feel like Cash is the big brother trying to keep you in you place and keep you safe. Aiden is the cool neighbor that comes in and just makes life difficult. Getting into trouble with you while trying to hit on you at the same time . Amelia is you best friend that you want to have fun with but still need to trust her . I mean I can see all of these characters as part of my life. She also brings back a very bad character and adds a couple of others . We even see a couple of zombies trying to take out a chunk of our Maurin. You will laugh and you will shed a tear or two . But most of all you will be cheering for all of them. Not going to say anymore cause I will blow the ending for you. And trust me the last pages are happy dance moments .
Rachel just gets better with each book in the series. This book will take you on a ride with some twists and turns . The story will keep you reading all night long . I did get a book hang over from reading this book. I did read it in a day, it was that good. Trust me from the very first page to the very last page, you will be drawn in. Ill Fated is packed full of hot werewolves, vampires, fae. Love, friendship and oh yes a kidnapping and a price on her head. Now if that doesn't make you want to read then I don't know what will. Oh yeah the zombies . So if you want a great series please
check out the MAURIN KINCAIDE SERIES and a if you have read the first five check out ILL FATED trust me you will not be disappointed at all .
Friday, February 13, 2015
THE DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS
BOOK THREE DEATH DESIGN
Thursday, February 12, 2015
When Salana, Daughter of the Sun Nation, meets Chad, she’s faced with the unbelievable; a man who must take energy from a host to survive. But he’s not the only one. The entire Tsosey Nation is plagued with this unusual need. The strong yet meek Chamber people submitted to serve them through the centuries. Can Salana help this young man whose dreams of freedom could change the course of both nations? And can she do it without falling for him and turning her back on the marriage arranged by her parents?
I have to admit something , this is the first book I have read from this author. Now I am kicking myself because I waited for so dang long. This book had me turning pages all night long . I admit it gave me a bit of a book hang over . I mean its a book with two world that are separated by rocks and dirt . Chad is from below and he is in love with his vitality host. He has been since they were both children . He wants to find the World of the Sun so he can find a way to live with out Dae's help. Where he meets Salana a daughter of the Sun Nation, she decides to help him but like with all great books . She has to fight her feelings for the young man . And what will this mean for both nations.
The characters in this book are very riveting and complex. They take us on an adventure, Chad is a very determined and yet tortured young man. He will do almost anything to find a way to be with the young woman that has captured his heart from the time they were children. He wants to help his people and you see that shine through. Salana's character is a strong character but as a child born of royalty she has traditions to uphold , which she is not sure if she should be . So when the two characters meet they are out for an adventure and start traveling down a path that will change their lives. These characters really stood out for me . They both want to help people. They are both strong and they could be your best friend or sister or brother .
This is a story of love , betrayal and deception, you will want to cheer for each and every character . You will go on an adventure ride full of twists and turns and there are some OMG moments that will have you turning pages. The writing is so good and the author can weave a tale . If you haven't read anything by Charlene, this is the book you should start with. I know you will not be disappointed. Charlene is going on my ever growing list of authors to follow and read more of.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Author Mark A. Shaw brings together an unlikely yet entertaining trio of high school seniors, each of a different race and upbringing, who are separated from their senior class during a high school camping trip. On their own in the wilderness, they come across three authentic artifacts in a hidden cave.
The events that unfold once they return to safety and attempt to sell their newfound treasures on eBay intersect modern with ancient worlds, superstition with truth, and trust with trickery. In the tradition of children’s literature classics, The Keeper of the Wind takes readers on a magical and enthralling journey, along which three best friends learn the true meaning of friendship, teamwork, and perseverance.
This page-turning read introduces Mark A. Shaw as a powerful up-and-coming young adult fiction novelist, leaving readers to wonder: Will there be a sequel?
This is a great book for kids between the ages of 13 - 16, it combines the friendship of three best friends in their senior year of high school. The kids are of three different racial backgrounds and are the best of friends. They find three native artifacts that they decide to sell on eBay. Which sends them on a journey where they learn some life lessons on trust team work.
This book I adored , just cause it had some really cool characters. Each with a different racial background and they aren't all in romantic relationships. The author took a lot of care in creating each character. They are very real life characters and you so get transported back to your school days and your best friends. What you did and who your best friends were. The way the author makes us feel about each and every character. Its like you are sitting in class listening to them . Mr. Shaw writes each ethnic background with such care. He did a great job creating each character .
The story kept me turning pages from the first page until the last. You get swept away and as the story goes the better it gets. You are taken on one magical and adventurous ride. You will love the characters and the story line. You will laugh trust me you will laugh. The best line in the book,
DON'T HATE , MASTERBATE well almost fell off the couch , was laughing so hard. The author comes up with some great one liners. Also fell in love with the Native American history that is weaved into the story. It does have its serious moments and does have some very serious themes. Teaching about tolerance, respect and justice and the prices one must pay.This would be a great story for both girls and boys who love a good story with lots of action and folk lore mixed in. So if you are looking for a great book for a young adult this would be the book for you
I give this book a 4 out 5 novels
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Colton Banyon and his partner Loni Chen receive an invitation to a ceremony for a dedication to his famous ancestor Jakub Banyon. When they arrive in Warsaw, Poland, they were promptly attacked and kidnapped. They soon escape and go after the kidnappers only to discover that they were sent by the head of a very secret organization called the Society of Orion. He needs their help.
The leader explains that the Society of Orion is charged with the protection of the Orion weapons, but some have all gone missing. The leader, Albin Wilk, wants Banyon to find the missing fifteen weapons in three days because some of them had been activated. He tells Banyon that the crisis is caused by his ancestor, Jakub Banyon, because he kept a diary that explained the powers and how to work each weapon. The diary had recently been discovered and published in a newspaper.
Soon, Banyon discovers that the history of the Wilk family and the Banyon family have been tied together for hundreds of years. Nothing is what it seems. He decides to find the weapons and clear his ancestor’s name.
While Loni puts together a chart of the weapons and where to locate them, Banyon begins to call in the troops. They include the Patel clan and people from Dewey & Beatem. Soon they have a plan and begin the recovery of the weapons. But nothing goes as planned and Banyon must make constant iterations to stay ahead of the many people after the weapons.
This was the first book I have read from this author and I will say I really loved it. What would happen if Orion was a real person. We meet Colton Banyon and Loni Chen who get invited to a ceremony by his father Jakub Banyon , where they are kidnapped by the leader of a secret organization to help them find some missing artifacts and they only have three days to find fifteen artifacts. Which sends them on a mission and finding the artifacts and stay ahead of the people after them and the weapons .
As you all know I am a avid reader of mysteries and thrillers. I love to figure out who did it and the reasons behind why they did it . This book is no exceptions. I was turning the pages of this book well into the night . I can't believe that I haven't heard of this author before now . I mean this is the first book I have read from him and now going to go and check out all his other books . This book has it all ,mystery intrigue and oh yeah throw in Greek mythology and you have one mighty fine book.
The characters in the book are well written and so life like . They are characters from his other books but I had not trouble understanding the main characteristics and mind set. Seeing as this is a new series and book one . He also incorporates the secret society of the free masons and the secret of Orion. You feel like you are in the middle of a great spy novel, almost like you are in a Dan Brown novel when you are figuring out what will happen next.
You will take a twisted rollercoaster ride, right into the middle of a secret society and delve deep into the world of Greek mythology. This is a dark book and once you enter you won't want to leave until you are done reading the very last page . There are twists and turns that you won't see coming . So if you want a great read that is a fast read also. If you love secret societies and mystery and intrigue. This is the book for you . So please check it out.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Christopher Rice .
Four childhood friends in present-day New Orleans are torn apart by envy, passion, and a secret murder.
Five years ago, Meredith, Brandon, Greg, and Stephen quickly discover the fragile boundaries between friendship and betrayal as they enter high school and form new allegiances. Meredith, Brandon, and Greg gain popularity, while Stephen is viciously treated as an outcast. Then two violent deaths destroy the already delicate bonds of their friendship.
When the friends are drawn back together, new facts about their mutual history are exposed and what was held to be a tragic accident is revealed as murder. As the true story emerges, other secrets begin to unravel with more dangerous, far-reaching consequences.
A Density of Souls is a stunning debut novel that uncovers the darker side of the teenage psyche.
This is Christopher's debut novel . As with all Rice novels it is based in New Orleans. But Christopher takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotions. As we meet four childhood friends Meredith, Brandon, Greg and Stephen. As they head to high school three become popular and one becomes and outcast that is taunted every day. When two violent deaths destroy the bonds of their friendships. When they are pulled back together new facts are brought to light and the deaths come to be murders. Things start to fall apart and will bond them together.
Oh I was so enthralled when I started reading this book. Christopher made his characters so believable and full of life. You can feel the pain that Stephen goes through on a daily basis . This poor soul is taunted and made an outcast everyday of his high school experience. You can see him and feel his pain. You just want to protect him from all the cruel taunts and teasing. As the story goes on you can feel the characters growing and growing up .
New Orleans is as much a character in the book as the main characters are. Christopher uses the city and its lore and its underbelly to good use. You can feel the city come to life as you read through this book.
I will tell you one thing , I have learnt a whole bunch about intolerance and homophobia from this book. Christopher takes us on that journey of betrayal, sex, friendship and coming to terms with one's sexual identity. This is a dark book that will have you all twisted up. You will read of abuse, alcohol abuse, and the redemption that comes when you are accepted and loved for who you are.
Now just going to say this book doesn't have vampires, werewolves and witches . Christopher has become an author with his own right. He will take you on a voyage that will make you think and will keep you reading well into the night. I loved this book and its on my reread list. So if you want a dark twisted southern tale with a twist check it out .