Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Still a Mistress by Tiphani Montgomery - A REVIEW

Still a MistressStill a Mistress by Tiphani Montgomery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In Still a Mistress by Tiphani Montgomery there is so many story twists and turns that involve mayhem and murder that it keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next. Still a Mistress is definitely what I would call a "page-turner".

Two sisters, Chloe and Oshyn, one raised by their mother, the other raised by an aunt. They didn't even know they were sisters for a long time. It seems Chloe is the "bad" girl and Oshyn is the "good" girl. Most of the plot twists involve Chloe looking for revenge against Oshyn. Chloe believes everything Oshyn has should have been hers and she sets out to make sure that it is.

Tiphani Montgomery did an awesome job of creating three dimensional characters that readers could believe in. The plot and sub-plots are so believable that it is almost like I was there every step of the way.

I do recommend this book as a super read to anyone that loves mystery and mayhem. Be warned though, there are many descriptive sexual scenes within this book.

I was provided this book by the Remote Readers program through Kensington Publishing for an honest review.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Shadow Heir by Richelle Mead - A Review

Shadow Heir (Dark Swan, #4)Shadow Heir by Richelle Mead
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don't give a 5-star rating real often...but Shadow Heir by Richelle Mead required it.

This is the final book in the Dark Swan series about Eugenie Markham, a shaman-for-hire. I haven't read the previous three books, but I will be getting them to read since this one was so good.

Eugenie Markham is half human and half Otherworldly. She can transport between both the human and the Otherworld without problems, which she does frequently. In this final book of the series, Eugenie is trying to keep the human world safe from Otherworld trespassers. At the same time she is attempting to keep her unborn children safe from certain entities in the Otherworld that believe her unborn son will fulfill a prophecy by the Storm King....who just happens to be Eugenie's father.

There are so many twists in the plot of Shadow Heir that it keeps you on the edge of your seat reading wanting to know more.

The characters are three dimensional and the plot, as well as the subplots are all well thought out and believable.

I truly enjoyed Shadow Heir by Richelle Mead and will recommend it to all my firends.

Shadow Heir was provided to me through the Kensington Publishing Remote Reviewers program for an honest review.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pleasure Bound by Anne Rainey - A REVIEW

Pleasure BoundPleasure Bound by Anne Rainey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For me to say that Pleasure Bound by Anne Rainey was HOT...doesn't really tell you exactly how HOT this book was. So let me just say this book is SEXUALLY EXPLICIT.

Jonas Phoenix meets Deanna Harrison at a friend's family picnic and Jonas is instantly attracted to Deanna but it takes several years before he begins his pursuit of her.

Once that pursuit begins, he is relentless. However, Deanna is reluctant to get involved with Jonas even though she is very attracted to him. She is looking for more than fling with someone and she believes Jonas is a playboy.

To get Deanna to see him as more than a playboy, Jonas issues her a challenge. He asks her to go to Miami for the weekend with him and allow him to prove to her there is more to his attraction to her than that.

In Miami the sexual tension between the two erupts full force and they forge a bond of closeness that become closer with each passing day. However, there is danger lurking in the shadows and it could mean disaster for both of them.

Now you know there is some twist here...that I am refusing to give away. So if you need to the book. I don't give spoilers.

Even with all the sexually explicit material in this book, the story line is fully developed as are the characters. This isn't your basic sex book.....there is a very interesting story to follow here.

The book was provided to me by Kensington Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Michael & William Henry - Blue Biscuit Book Club


Oh My!!! Last night I went to my first ever Blue Biscuit Book Club meeting and did I ever have a blast. A friend of mine had been trying to get me there for the past three months and I finally made it and I am really thrilled that I did. I had the best time ever!

I had prepared for the event by reading the book chosen for the month.....At Random by Michael Henry...if you haven't read this really should. It is FABULOUSLY written and has some of the best well-rounded characters I have seen in a while. The book review I did on the book is below this post. this book club meeting was none other than the author of At Random himself....Michael Henry and his son, William, who is also his writing partner.

Of course, me being me....I arrived way early. Yeah, I was like the first to arrive after Michael and William Henry. When I introduced myself, I was asked if I was from Inverness...I was shocked. How could they know this? Little did I know, they recognized the name because of the review I did on At Random and posted on the Amazon website. They had read it and loved it. Not only did they love is also posted on their website Henry and Henry Books.

The meeting was called to order and we talked some about At Random and then the authors began to tell about each of the four books that are already published as well as the two that are currently in the works. Oh yes, I said two books in the works....and since I didn't write down the titles....I can't even tell you....okay....I know, I'm slipping in that area....maybe I was author struck!!

Since I had originally bought At Random for my Kindle, I purchased it in print form last night along with the other three books that are currently available. Here the books that I purchased last night:

Three Bad Years - Michael Henry

At Random - Michael Henry

The Ride Along - Micheal & William Henry

D.O.G.S. - Michael & William Henry

Of course.....they are ALL signed by the authors!!!! Go Me!!!!

In case you didn't pay much attention to the photo up it is again....ME with Michael & William Henry!!!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Changeling Dawn by Dani Harper - A REVIEW

Changeling Dawn (Changeling, #3)Changeling Dawn by Dani Harper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a review of an ARC sent to me by Kensington Publishing that according to the front cover is due to be released January 2012.

In Changeling Dawn, Dani Harper weaves a story line about some paranormal creatures she calls changelings or werewolves.

This is not your everyday werewolf story line. Changeling Dawn has romance, kidnapping, and murder...along with some mystery and intrigue.

The story opens with a very young Kenzie Macleod running for her life away of some hunters when all of a sudden she shifts into her wolf form. While Kenzie suffers a traumatic experience, she isn't caught by the hunters and lives to grow into young woman who holds two doctorates. She is an accomplished and well-known archaeologist who has learned since her childhood experience with the hunters not to trust humans.

Kenzie's family or pack live in Canada and are hassling her to find a mate and settle down. She insists she doesn't need anyone and is happy just the way she is.

For me this book started out a little slow and bulky with all the back story being added at the front. It seemed a little top-heavy. However, after it moved on into chapter two, things began to pick up.

This book is not for has several scenes throughout the book after Kenzie meets Josh that are rather sizzling....after all she is a changeling and there senses run a little hotter than least according to Dani Harper.

All jokes aside, I did love the book once I got past the first couple chapters and the sizzling scenes did not detract from the story line at a matter of fact, I felt they moved it along quite nicely.

I would definitely recommend Changeling Dawn by Dani Harper to my friends.

This book was provided to me free of charge for an honest review.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

AT RANDOM by Michael Henry - A REVIEW

At Random (A Willie Mitchell Banks Novel)At Random by Michael Henry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Michael Henry did an awesome job with the twists and turns in the plot of At Random.

Willie Mitchell Banks is now my favorite character in a book. He is fit, strong, intelligent, and holds to his beliefs. Willie Mitchell is definitely a solid 3D character. It is almost as if he could step out of the book and shake your hand..Of course the rest of the characters are well-rounded out as well. Willie Mitchell is just my favorite.

The book is set mainly in Mississippi...maybe that is part of the reason I love it. Almost nobody uses Mississippi as a setting. Other places in At Random are parts of Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee. The descriptions of these places are 'spot on' and this Mississippi girl should know. Of course, Michael Henry is a native of Louisiana and now resides in Mississippi so he wouldn't have any difficulty uses these settings.

The story begins with El Moro handling a huge drug deal in the Louisiana swamps. As El Moro heads for Memphis, he has a car accident with none other than some sheriff's deputies in Jackson, Mississippi. When the accident happens.....the trunk of his vehicle pops open and money begins to fly everywhere. This is where we find out El Moro has five million dollars in his trunk from the drug deal.

El Moro sustains a head injury in the accident, but doesn't want to be caught with all that money flying around so he runs... high-jacks a car and keeps going..but with the head injury he runs off the road and this is where he ends up killing a deputy sheriff in another town in Mississippi.

It only gets better and better from this point on. We meet Willie Mitchell's son, Jake and Agent Dunne along with several other characters. Some I loved....others like the "Professor" I hated....even more than El Moro. Actually, I didn't hate El Moro...I just didn't like what his character did. But, the "Professor" on the other hand...he reminded me of all the politician types that are trying to climb up to the next level in politics.

Anyway...I'm not going to give any spoilers on this book...but it was FABULOUSLY written and I totally enjoyed the entire book....but I really LOVED the way Michael Henry pulled off the twist at the end. Now since I didn't give it have to go read it to find out what I'm talking about.

I would definitely recommend this book to all my friends. It is well-written, with believable , well-rounded characters and fantastic story line.

This book was chosen by the Blue Biscuit Book Club in Indianola, Mississippi as their November book to read. I look forward to joining in on the discussion of this book with the other members of the club and the author, Michael Henry on November 17, 2011 at the Blue Biscuit Grill.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Winner of GIDEON - 2nd NIGHTWALKER Book by Jacquelyn Frank

This is the first giveaway that I have hosted on my blog. However, I am hoping there will be many more.

I want to thank everyone that participated in my little giveaway!

Congratulations to Jennifer L. Bielman!! You are the winner of my very first giveaway on my blog!

Jennifer....I have sent you an email.....

Be on the lookout for my next giveaway....I am currently working out the details. I will post about it very soon!!