Friday, September 22, 2017

Book Review Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane#2) By Melinda Leigh

Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane #2)
Title: Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane#2)

Author: Melinda Leigh

Stars:  5 Stars

Review:
Her Last Good Bye is a paced mystery that will keep readers on their toes, romance lovers sighing over Lance and Morgan and everyone else will enjoy the ride.

Author Melinda Leigh is one author that it doesn't matter how many books I read I can't seem to get enough of the stories.  I have read everything she has written and I have yet to find one book that isn't a 5 star read. 
Morgan Dane series is the newest series from Melinda Leigh and it is not to be missed.  
Melinda Leigh is able to bring new reads up to date in just a few short words if you didn't want to start with book one you could move right into book two and know everything that is going on.

I love the authors ability to create characters that all types of readers will be able to enjoy their strengths, weakness and desire for the truth. The progression in the character development, rise and fall of the story as it progresses as well as the suspense that will have readers biting their nails is just one of the many reasons Melinda Leigh a must read author!

Thank you to Netgalley, The Author and Publisher for the advance Copy for my honest thoughts.


Synopsis:
Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls’ night out…and vanishes. Her family knows she would never voluntarily leave her two small children. Her desperate husband—also the prime suspect—hires Morgan to find his wife and prove his innocence.

As a single mother, Morgan sympathizes with Chelsea’s family and is determined to find her. She teams up with private investigator Lance Kruger. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier their investigation gets. When Morgan is stalked by a violent predator, everything—and everyone—she holds dear is in grave danger.

Now, Morgan must track down a deranged criminal to protect her own family…but she won’t need to leave home to find him. She’s his next target.


Paperback334 pages
Expected publication: September 26th 2017 by Montlake Romance


About The Author:
Melinda Leigh
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She is a RITA® Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations, two Silver Falchion Awards, and a Golden Leaf.

Melinda holds a 2nd degree belt in Kenpo Karate. She’s dabbled in Arnis stick fighting, studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and taught women’s self-defense. She lives in a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two kids, a couple of shelter dogs and two rescue cats who clearly run the show. With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination. 


Find out more about Melinda by visiting melindaleigh.com.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Book Review: The Lady And The Duke by Hanna Hamilton

The Lady and the Duke, Book 1
Title: The Lady And The Duke Book 1

Author: Hanna Hamilton

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

Review:
A delightful romance with likeable characters and a good solid storyline. An easy read that can be finished in two days without a problem. The main story take place in Shropshire which is an area I am not familiar with but it did not detract from the storyline for me. I was also pleased that there was not any pages of unnecessary sex scenes to detract from the story.

I have rated this book 4 stars and would read other offerings from this author.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Thank you Frank for your review

Synopsis:
Lydia Fernside must leave her home to live with a sour and demanding aunt after her family falls on hard times. She has occasion to meet the Duke of Shropshire and they find they have common interests as well as mutual attractions. 

But with the difference in their social stations the Duke’s mother forbids any thought of a romantic alliance. However, two such headstrong and determined lovers are not to be denied, and they must struggle however they can to form a satisfactory alliance. 

But will it be enough? 


Kindle Edition88 pages
Published June 21st 2017

About The Author:
Hanna Hamilton
 Hanna Hamilton has been fascinated with the Regency era ever since she was a young teen, first discovering historical romance novels by famous authors such as Jane Austen and Lisa Kleypas. She believes that love was just so much more magical back then, more like a fairy tale. She always daydreamed about finding love herself that way, but since that is impossible in the twenty-first century, she decided to write about it instead!

Born in Texas, Hanna Hamilton obtained a degree in Creative Writing and has worked as a literature teacher before becoming a novelist. When she isn’t writing, Hanna likes to explore the countryside with her husband and two children, gaining inspiration from the natural world around her. 

So, come on a journey into love, confusion, and redemption all within the Regency era. Hanna hopes that you will enjoy immersing yourself into her novels and that you too will find a love for old-fashioned romance, just as she has. 


For more information on Hanna Hamilton check out her website: http://hannahamilton.com

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Book Review Gold Street by Kathy T Kale

Gold Street
Title: Gold Street

Author: Kathy T. Kale

Stars: 4 1\2

Review:
An excellent conspiracy mystery that very much reminded me of the last election. The major difference being that Bernie was not a third-party candidate and was not murdered. It involved all of the major alphabets of the federal government as well as banks, wall street, and three foreign governments. Overall it was a great story that was well told.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
Incensed by an economic policy that allows banks to create money out of nothing and collect undeserved interest on it, twenty-four year old Tyler Madison is on a mission to expose the clandestine operations of the U.S. Central Bank. After he is injured in a suspicious road accident, his reclusive mother steps out and realizes his life is in danger, and the good guys and bad guys are not who they appear to be. When Tyler teams up with an aspiring presidential candidate, dark forces gather to shut them up.

Paperback324 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Pollux Press

About The Author:
Kathy T. Kale
Although I always wanted to be a writer, I ended up with a PhD in toxicology and did postdoctoral research in infectious immunology. I began writing when I moved to Kenya, where I worked as a freelance science editor and writer. I was heavily influenced by the poverty and corruption in the country and my novels are a mixture of science, politics, and the misuse of power. I studied creative writing at Humber College and the University of Iowa, and screen writing at Indian River State College. My first novel won a Royal Palm Literary Award in 2004. Originally from Toronto, I now live in warm, sunny Florida. I've written three novels: 'Black Death in a New Age,' 'Gold Street,' and 'Harm,' and I'm hard at work on my fourth. I am a member of the Mystery Writers of America.


Website: 

http://www.kathykale.com/

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Review: Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3) by Tiffany Snow

Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3)
Title: Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3)

Author: Tiffany Snow

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
Tiffany Snow is well known for her romance love triangles as well as the hot sexy scenes she writes. 
I have read all of this authors books and while some are written with sex scenes first and than she fills in the details the Corrupted Heart series is written with the story in mind and everything else fills in as the story moves forward. 

China is a characters readers will fall in love with with her nerdy and very comfortable in her quite life. I could do without the love triangle because it will always leave one set of readers upset when the character doesn't choose the one they assume the female should be with. As well as it makes the female characters less strong and almost selfish because she can't seem to make a decision and stick to it.

China slowly discovers who she is and how she is able to handle her comfortable life tuned upside down. readers will watch she has struggle trying to understand the knew her and keeping true to who she is inside. 

Find me has a killer that is hell bend on retribution which will keep readers reading. Wondering how China and the boyfriends will be able to stop the killer as well as keep everyone safe and alive.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake as well as Tiffany Snow for the advance copy.

Synopsis:
As the head of the government’s secret Vigilance spy program, computer guru China Mack already has her hands full when her billionaire boyfriend, Jackson Cooper, asks for one of them in marriage.
Thrown for a loop by the sudden proposal, China’s usually well-ordered life takes another hit when someone tries to assassinate the president. Even that comes with a shocking twist: the primary suspect is none other than her ex-partner, Clark Slattery. With nowhere else to turn, the sexy loner needs China’s help and expertise. Clark has linked the assassination attempt to a failed secret operation undertaken six years ago—and a deadly cover-up that’s putting the leader of the free world in the crosshairs. But the president isn’t the only one in harm’s way.
Now, China is going to have to dig deep for information that’s beyond even her clearance. And what she discovers may have far-reaching consequences for her life and everyone else in it.

Kindle Edition290 pages
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Tiffany Snow
I love to stick with characters over a series of books when I read, which is the same way I write. The Kathleen Turner Series, Risky Business Series, Tangled Ivy Trilogy, and now the Corrupted Hearts Series all feature continuing characters. My latest novel, FOLLOW ME, is book one in the Corrupted Hearts Series with China Mack--the most unlikely of heroines. BREAK ME, book two, will be out in March, 2017.


As for me, I've been reading romance novels since I was way too young to read such things, have an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefer Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, think men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, have learned to never stop believing in my beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero. Most of all, romance never, ever gets old.

Visit my website www.Tiffany-Snow.com for more information and special extras.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Review For Whom The Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery) by Sarah Fox

For Whom the Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery #2)
Title: For Whom The Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery) 

Author: Sarah Fox

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
An excellent cozy mystery with a minimum of violence. The main character, who came into her business and home, by way of an inheritance has grit and determination. She is not easily swayed and follows thru on her instincts to a successful conclusion. I believe there is also a budding romance in the works. It will be interesting to follow this series to see how it progresses. I liked the story and was a little surprised as to who the murderer turned out to be in the end.

I have given this book a four star rating.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.


Synopsis:
Tourist season’s in full swing in the small seaside town of Wildwood Cove, and Marley McKinney couldn’t be happier. Since taking over the Flip Side restaurant, she’s made a few close friends, adopted a cat named Flapjack, and started dating her childhood crush. The only cloud on the horizon is local nuisance Ida Winkler, who blames Marley for landing her nephew in prison. Trying to get a rise out of Marley, Ida’s been making crank calls and even vandalizing the pancake house.

The police can’t do much about the pranks, so Marley sets out to bury the hatchet once and for all. But someone’s beat her to it—in the most shocking way possible. After stumbling across Ida’s dead body, Marley’s suddenly the number-one suspect in her murder. Clearing her good name is going to be a tall order, but Marley’s not about to let Ida keep ruining her life—especially from beyond the grave.
 



ebook
Published March 14th 2017 by Penguin Random House

About The Author: 
Sarah    Fox
Sarah Fox, writer of cozy mysteries, was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels or working as a legal writer she is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English Springer Spaniel.

Sarah is the author of the Music Lover's Mysteries and The Pa
ncake House Mysteries.

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