Monday, February 29, 2016
Patrick Conroy, a young American student of medicine in Dublin, decides to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city and spend a month in the quietude of the wild and beautiful Glencree valley, County Wicklow. However, surrounded by local legends and myths, he is soon dragged into an ancient mystery that has haunted the village of Ballymoor for centuries. Set on the background of the tumultuous years preceding the War of Independence, and colored by Irish folklore, the Haunter of the Moor is a ghost story written in the style of Victorian Gothic novels.
When I started this book , I really didn't know what I was getting pulled into . It is set back in the time before the war of Independence . So I was thinking classic Victorian story . But boy was I wrong . I got sucked in by the end of chapter one. The story takes us on such a rollercoaster . The story has such a strong back story based on Irish folk lore and dark magic
Our main character Patrick Conroy is a young medical student , studying in Dublin. When he decides to take a break in the countryside. Boy was he wrong , from the very moment he rode up to the manor , strange things started happening to him. As you begin to read I found him to be a cocky young man that felt like he was kind of cocky and full if himself but as you continue to read you see him turned into a tortured soul that needed saving as much as he wanted to save Maggie . The young gypsy woman that when she first met him it was kind of disastrous and embarrassing for him. She is the sweet young woman, you will instantly like but also be wary of . She becomes such a strong willed woman as she and Patrick fight to keep the Evil at bay. You will really love these characters they are well written and are complex but with their own evils to bear.
This is an unique well thought out story, the plot is intriguing and the characters are complex. I loved all the folk lore mixed into the mystery. It kept me on the edge of my seat, the whole time I was reading . I honestly couldn't put this one down, I wanted to know what was haunting them and how they were going to get rid of the evil. This was the first book I have read by this author and I think I will read more from him. So if you want an intelligent well written story filled with mystery, folk lore and yes some romance . Check it out I promise you will not be disappointed .
Saturday, February 27, 2016
For years, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully toiled in the X-Files Unit, a one-office division of the Bureau dealing with cases deemed unsolvable and related to unexplained phenomena. Eventually, both agents left the FBI and began a new life together in peaceful anonymity. However, recent events prompted them to return to the Bureau and the X-Files.
Since then, Mulder has seen his work with the FBI discredited and has found himself a fugitive from the U.S. government―all thanks to the mechanizations of a former ally, Gibson Praise, who now wields powers far beyond even what Mulder can imagine. Meanwhile, Scully remains at the FBI under the watchful eye of Gibson, as she works to prevent the government from falling further into his clutches and to clear her partner’s name.
I was so excited when I saw this volume up for grabs , so of course I grabbed it . Some of the old characters are back and wreaking havoc all over the place . Scully is trying to keep the government falling into the clutches of an evil man . As she works to clear Mulders name.
This book falls back to the old ways of the X Files the characters are well written and complex . The illustrations are good and easy to follow. The plot was ok and sometimes you got confused but that is THE X FILES way of doing things . We see Mulder and Scully fight all kinds in this series and I so can't wait for the next volume out there . So for all X FILES fans out there check the characters are awesome and the graphics are great , not too dark . They are an easy read that will keep you entertained. Check them out if you are a x files fan . You won't be disappointed
Friday, February 26, 2016
The best part about a book, is that moment you can put it down, and say at least that can’t happen in real life…..until now. The Uninvited will leave you checking your doors, locking your windows and skipping the weekend camping trip. Meet the stranger, a killer who is unbiased about who it chooses to be the victim, and never tires of the killing. If Dexter and Leather face had a baby The Uninvited would be their offspring. Smart, dark, twisted and disturbing is The Uninvited
OK going to warn you all right off the bat , don't read this book at night and don't read this book when you are alone . There was such a great creep factor to this book that I haven't found in other books . The insanity starts on the very first page and it just keeps getting more insane as you read . This is a dark, twisted tale of a serial killer and the bloody mess he leaves behind and the dedicated police officers that are out to take him down . Will they actually take the masked man down and survive . You just never know.
The characters in this book are so complex. We have the man in the mask , the serial killer and destroyer or all . He really freaked me out from the very beginning . Seriously thinking that he is the son of Jason and some unsuspecting victim. He was vicious and methodical the way he took down his victims . All the victims from Steven and Christy to Traci , Isaac and the rest of the entourage . Are all feisty characters that fight valiantly to escape this maniac . They use everything they have to try and fight this monster. You want to scream at them to watch your back and get the hell out of there .
These characters will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat . You want them to survive and get home . Even the men on the police force hunting down this maniac will keep you on the edge of your seat . You will want to cheer them on as they hunt down the man . Even to the point of to the death.
I couldn't believe the twists and turns in this book . I got sucked into the story from the very beginning . I actually read this book under a blanket all curled up , it actually had me sleeping with the lights on and a baseball bat beside the bed . I should know don't start a book that starts out in an old farm yard at night . When you live in an old farm yard described on the first pages of the book . Every creak and moan had me up and checking locks and windows that night . Yes I admit I was freaked out . The story is so good and reminds me of a good ole slasher book and movie that will take you to the edge of your seat and not let you off the hook for a moment . The twist at the end of the book through me for a loop and hand me rethinking who I thought it was. So if you want a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and not let you sleep for a couple of nights . Check out the UNINVITED you will not be disappointed .
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tavora Kar is a young woman who has known love and loss. Seeking isolation and solitude as a balm against the pain, she spends her days poring over dusty tomes of the town's history as a means to fill her time and the emptiness in her heart.
Luke R’Phael is a popular actor who loves his family and his craft with equal passion. Given a week to get some “local flavor” for his next role, he finds it in the most unlikely of places and person.
How long does it take to change a life? Five minutes, five hours, five coffees?
Luke’s charm, compassion, and passion reignite a fire in Tavora’s heart, burning away the sorrow and fear that had once left her empty.
Does she dare love again?
Oh how I loved this book, I couldn't put it down. The story revolves around Luke and Tavora . Two unlikely people that become friends but there is something more between them . Tavora has a past love that has passed away , she is still is haunted by him . Luke is a actor in town for a few weeks shooting a movie but he is blocked and needs to get into the mind of his character . A chance meeting in an elevator and a friendship is born.
The characters in this book are polar opposites of each other . Tavora Kar is a sweet character who is harboring a deep secret. She has become an introvert that can not stand to be touched by other people . She is lonely but doesn't want to have the connection with people . As you read into the book you see her start to blossom and come out of her shell. She is the type of woman that you want to have as your best friend once you get to know her . Luke is an actor but not the type of actor that would go cheating on his wife and son. He is the type of man that will defend your honor and keep you safe even if you are a friend . Their friendship grows deeper and deeper and you love them . There is much more going on with these characters and you want to find out and keep reading . You will love them hopefully as much as I do .LOL
The author has captured the small town life perfectly. The way she describes how the town folk are is pretty accurate . Her characters are both complex yet they have hidden flaws, that make you just want to hug them and tell them everything will be ok. You know when you read any of Cathy's books you better have a box of Kleenex beside you . She will make you laugh and make you cry, make you want to throw your kindle and then in the next moment you will be hugging your kindle with a goofy grin on your face. As with this book I did have some crying experiences and I laughed
I really loved this book and read it in one sitting . So if you want a sweet read that will make you want to hug the ones you love just a little harder and take your best friend out for coffee. This book is for you , Check it out
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The heat building between them is ready to erupt, threatening to shatter the wall around a soldier’s heart.
Former Green Beret, Zackary “Sin” Sinclair has a secret nipping at his heels. And he’ll do anything—go anywhere—to keep that info locked down tight. Including playing along with the news that he’s the father of his best friend’s little sister’s baby. But there’s no way in hell that’s possible since he hasn’t touched a woman in years. That, and his best friend has no idea Sin’s been hiding the fact he’s gay since they were teenagers.
KinKaid Wolf Pack Enforcer, Aydin Michaels is his cousin’s new pet project. If he doesn’t sober up and fall in line, he’ll be kissing his new career goodbye, and more than likely, packing up to head back east. The last thing he needs is a smokin’ hot human male with eyes that turn him inside out trying to play his hero.
When a bar fight goes wrong and Sin ends up bitten, Aydin is charged with tracking him down—before he shifts—and educating him about those in the world who aren’t quite human. Rule number one: in order to survive, shifters stick together. But convincing the hardheaded soldier on the run to stay put, preferably with him, is easier said than done. For Sin, putting down roots means paying a price. He either betrays a friend and risks losing the only family he’s ever known, or walk away from the man who’s claimed a piece of his soul.
I forgot how much I loved the boy of the Kincaid pack, until I started reading Sins of a Wolf . Jessica took me right back to the pack. The action starts on the very first page and continues through out the whole book . We meet Aydin a sexy shifter, who has a little bit of a problem with an attitude and fighting. When Zack, Sin, Sinclair interferes and gets bitten by Aydin. Now they are destined to be together . Aydin is told to track down Sin and make sure he gets through the first shift. But there is more to them then meets the eye , there is a strong attraction and undeniable sexual chemistry between the two men. Will they realize that they are meant to be together and will they survive the first shift .
Jessica writes some pretty complex characters and Aydin and Sin are no exception. Zachary Sin Sinclair is a former green beret who is trying to come to terms with what is happening in his life . He is gay but hasn't told anyone yet . You see him struggling at the beginning of the book and when you read him , you want to hold him and make his life a lot easier . As you read you see him grow and become the man that is comfortable in his skin and what he is , both gay and a shifter . He comes around and realizes that coming clean is the best thing that could ever happen , Aydin is the hot sexy shifter that has a problem with authority and is always getting into trouble . He wants to find love but he has issues that he needs to work out . He thinks that love is unattainable and he doesn't deserve love . As you read you see them grow and finally realize that home is where they both are .
Jessica is my go to read if I want to read something sweet and sexy. She takes us on such a ride The characters are always well developed and complex . You want to just hug them and keep them safe .
So if you want a good afternoon read that will melt your kindle and make you want to cool off afterwards this is the series for you . So check out the boys of the Kincaid pack
Monday, February 22, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Thought vampires were dead? Well of course they are, but Jim McDoniel proves that don't have to be boring. Or sparkly." Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, "Sword & Laser"
Jim McDoniel s debut novel, "An Unattractive Vampire," is a darkly comic urban fantasy of ancient horrors in suburban cities. After three centuries trapped underground, thousand-year-old Yulric Bile also known as the Cursed One, the Devil s Apprentice, He Who Worships the Slumbering Horrors awakens only to find that no one believes he is a vampire. Apparently he s just too ugly modern vampires, he soon discovers, are pretty, weak, and, most disturbing of all, good. Determined to reestablish his bloodstained reign, Yulric sets out to correct this disgusting turn of events or, at the very least, murder the person responsible. With the help of pert vampire-wannabe Amanda; Simon, the eight-year-old reincarnation of his greatest foe; and a cadre of ancient and ugly horrors, Yulric prepares to battle the glamorous undead. But who will win the right to determine, once and for all, what it truly means to be a vampire?
I started reading this book and had a really hard time with it at the beginning . I had a really hard time getting into the story . I am a lover of all things vampire , preferably not shining vampires more like Dracula type. Yulric was a different character all together . Not attractive at all with a stake in his chest. The story is Yulric is uncovered by a strange boy and his sister . He tries to understand about the ways of the new world . Will he survive his arch enemy and will he find his way in the new world
The characters in the book were ok , I mean they all had promise but I feel that they fell just a little flat . I think they could of done a lot more with the characters . They could of been a little bit more complex and funnier . They do get a little better as you read into the book . Thank god they don't sparkle though, Which is brought up a lot in the book.
There are some areas where you will laugh and chuckle as the characters fumble their way through the events . The satire is dark and there are some things that will make you go hmmmm . I felt that it was just not up to par with the other vampire novels out there, The prologue writing didn't really match the rest of the story and the puritan jokes were flying all over the place and they got old really fast .
Overall I did like the book and it was a good read if you like reading about vampires before sparkled and love quirky characters that just want to kill each other . This could be the book for you
Monday, February 15, 2016
When curvy Cinderella meets a charming reluctant alpha can he save her from a step mother who means murder?
Cinder Vandeburg dreams getting away from her overbearing step mother and getting a real job—one that pays. When her step sisters are finalists in a teen modeling competition at a chic resort in the beautiful mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, her step mother offers her an opportunity: prove herself a competent personal assistant and earn not only a stellar referral, but a bona-fide introduction to the movers and shakers of the modeling world. This is Cinder’s chance at freedom but as usual, her step mother seems to find fault in everything she does—even when she sends her to seduce suspected modeling judge, Aiden Burdock.
Aiden is no modeling judge. He’s a tour guide with a pack of bachelor wolves depending on him to rustle up quality clients and keep their business afloat. But Aiden never wanted to be an alpha. He dreams of freedom and running wild in the hills. Having six…no seven…now eight wolves depending on him for leadership and jobs is more than he counted on when he fled pack expectations in Colorado. But his alpha tendencies can’t be ignored and when he sees curvy Cinder being treated as the runt of the litter, he lies and says he’s a judge to get her away from her malicious boss.
Now Aiden is faced with how to tell Cinder he’s just a working stiff, like her, and a wolf shifter to boot. As Aiden and Cinder’s fairy godmother build up her self esteem and she starts falling in love with a man of secrets, Cinder’s step mother is determined one of her daughters will win the modeling competition. Even if it means she has to go all the way—and permanently eliminate the competition.
Lions and wolves and bears, oh my.
Discover why readers love the twisted tales of Jessica Aspen’s Sexy Shifter Fairytale Romance.
This is a twisted retelling of Cinderella , with a twist prince charming is a wolf alpha and Cinder is a over worked assistant to her step mother who has two daughters in the pageant world . Cinder is trying to get out from underneath all of them. She came to the pageant in hopes of finding another person to be an assistant for . Her step mom treats her like crap cause she is curvy and a little shy.
She is unsure of herself until she met Aiden , he is a hot shifter and they are drawn together. Sparks fly . Will the step mother destroy everything that Cinder is trying to do , will Aiden and Cinder get to their happily ever after.
The characters in this novella are so complex. I love that Cinder is a curvy girl that is kind of unsure of herself and her place in the world . She is such a timid little mouse at the beginning of the books . Not saying no to her step mom and step sisters . She is being used so much and she is so tolerant of these wicked people . Even doing what her mother wants , seducing a guy that they think is a judge .
But as we start to read and we see start to blossom into a sexy young confidant woman that turns more then just Aiden's head . With the help of her fairy god mother Cinder gets the power she deserves and the man of her dreams . Now Aiden is the man that any woman would fall head over heels with. He is sexy as sin but there is also the other side of him . The alpha of his pack and the head of a outfitting company , he is trying to keep his head above water . He didn't want to be the alpha but the eight other wolves need him to be in charge . You can see him fighting everything that is happening . He is falling for Cinder and wants her to be his and when push comes to shove he will protect her no matter what the cost . NOW THATS LOVE .
In this retelling of Cinderella is twisted but also such a good read . The author stays true to the story of the Cinderella but also throws in so many cool new elements. I read this book in an afternoon and loved every second of the story . The characters are crisp and new but so relatable . The story has been told and retold over and over but this story is a fresh take on the fairy tale but just a little more sexier and a little more kinkier . So if you want a great series of books to read check them all out . There are some pretty sexy shifters out in the books . But really check out Cinder you will not be disappointed.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Books to curl up with . Hey Eric thank you for agreeing to meet with me.
Eric Shelanan. Thanks for having me
Friday, February 12, 2016
books to curl up with : Hi Armand , thank you for taking time out to talk to us.
Armand Rosamilia : Thanks for having me
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
books to curl up with. Goo Morning Shawn, I am glad you could make it today .
Shawn Chesser: Glad to be here and thank you for having me .
books to curl up with : Ok here we go
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
our next author down on Skype.
Welcome Mike to the blog , thanks for finding time today.
Mike Evans: Anytime, thanks for having me here today
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