Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Book Review Mine to Save (Rescue Ops #3) by Diana Gardin

Mine to Save (Rescue Ops #3)
Title: Mine to Save (Rescue Ops #3

Author: Diana Gardin

Stars: 3 1/2 Stars 

Review:
The author writes from the two leads different points of view and each chapter is titled with the who will be speaking to keep readers from getting confused. 
I enjoyed the author created a female characters who has issues more than broken home and past. She struggles with Autism. The author was able to capture the intelligence and the  compulsions a lot of people with autism have.  She made Sayward very likable and Bennett very caring when his past said otherwise.

The story its self failed to pull me in leaving wondering the purpose of the story and the characters. For the first several chapters the story pulled along dragging readers with it.  Mine to save I found lacking in pace which caused this reader to stop reading.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Foever Yours


Synopsis:
I make everything complicated. Instead of being content owning a bar, I accept a job with the Rescue Ops team at Night Eagle Security. Apparently, guys with Special Forces explosives training are hard to come by. And instead of hooking up with one of the many women who flirt with me, I have to fall for hacker Sayward Diaz. Not only is she one of my new co-workers, she's also just become my first assignment. Like I said, complicated.

When Sayward's father dies and his secret ties to the Columbia cartel put her in danger, it's my job to keep her safe at all costs. For a woman who's more comfortable with computers than humans, she's not exactly thrilled to have me as her bodyguard--or by our undeniable spark. And with threats coming at us from all sides, I can't let our attraction compromise her safety. Because if I do, my first mission might be my last.


Paperback304 pages
Expected publication: December 12th 2017 by Forever Yours 

About The Author:
Diana Gardin
Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.
While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Book Review: The Apple Of My Eye by Mary Ellen Bramwell

The Apple of My Eye
Title: The Apple Of My Eye

Author: Mary Ellen Bramwell

Stars: 4 out of 5 

Review:
A modern day story of love found and lost at an early age. A young mother loses her husband in what appears to be very tragic circumstances. After going through her stages of grief she begins to investigate and is truly disturbed and disappointed in what she discovers. But there is a bright side which comes forth and will leave the reader feeling both good and sad. The story line is believable and most of us will know someone who would fit the description of her husband.

I have given this book 4 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank

Synopsis:
When Brea Cass, a young mother, is awakened in the night by the news that her loving husband, Paul, has been shot during a robbery, she is stunned. When she finally emerges from the fog of her life, it dawns on her that something is amiss in the way her husband died.

As Brea searches for answers, she discovers things she never knew... and things she's not sure she wants to know. Delving into unsolved mysteries brings several questions to the forefront of Brea's thoughts, and she must decide if moving forward can erase the heartache and mistakes.

Paperback246 pages
Published August 28th 2014 by Black Rose Writing

About The Author:
Mary Ellen Bramwell
Mary Ellen Bramwell has been writing stories since she was ten years old. After working in other fields and raising five children as a stay-at-home mom, Mary Ellen has returned to her first love, writing, working for magazines while completing her debut novel, The Apple of My Eye. She resides in Northeast Ohio with her husband, Allen, and her two youngest children.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Book Review: Avalanche! (Survivor Diaries) by Terry Lynn Johnson

Avalanche!
Title: Avalanche! (Survivor Diaries)

Author: Terry Lynn Johnson

Stars: 4 stars from 11 year old and 5 stars from 8 year old

Review:
Review from my 11 year old son.
Its a good book. I mean its a little easy for me to read but I really liked. It taught me alot about Avalanches and how destructive they can be. The characters are pretty awesome and I finished it in a night. The pictures were awesome and I learned a lot about survival. 
Review from 8 year old daugher
This book was awesome mom! I learned all about Avalnches and it talked about how cold it gets and how you can freeze. Did you know if you fall asleep cold you can die in your sleep!
The book told me how to survive but I think I could die from the cold. The book was awesome and I was able to read it in a night. Fun, fast read.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers HMH Books for Young Readers for the advance copy. 

Synopsis:
Ryan are skiing with their parents in Wyoming's Grand Teton Mountains where there is a ground-shaking rumble. Unstable snow rushes downhill and buries them in icy white. It will take all of their knowledge and grit to survive.     With seventeen years of hands-on experience and training in remote areas,  survival expert Terry Lynn Johnson (Ice Dogs; Sled Dog School) creates on-the-edge-of-your-seat storytelling featuring the real skills that kids need to survive a disaster. This page-turner with illustrations includes survival tips from the National Avalanche Center and U.S. Forest Service. You could have a better chance of surviving a real-life avalanche after reading this book!

Hardcover112 pages
Expected publication: January 2nd 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers

About The Author:
Terry Lynn Johnson
Terry Lynn Johnson writes outdoor adventures inspired by her own team of eighteen Alaskan huskies. Her passion for adventure has provided her with a rich background to write from.

When she's not writing, Terry enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and kayaking. She works as a Conservation Officer (Game Warden) in Whitefish Falls, Ontario.

She is represented by Caryn Wiseman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Book Review: Safe at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice #2) by Rita Herron

Safe at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice #2)
Title: Safe at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice #2)

Author:  Rita Herron

Stars: 3 1\2 stars

Review:
3 1\2 stars
I love Rita Herron All The Pretty Faces from the Graveyfall Series and I have read the first in the Badge of Justice Series so I feel I have a pretty good idea on the authors writing style.
Her Justice series has a great story line but everything feel very rushed which is understandable being it a Harlequin Intrigue series and they have a limited word count. The story moves along at a fast pace and the author is able to pull readers in right off the bat when Charlotte Reacher is hit so hard she loses her sight and has to trust those around her to keep her safe. 
Human Trafficking is big this year in books but Rita Herron is able to pull at readers heart strings as well as give romance and suspense readers expect from Harlequin Intrigue series. I wish the story was long so really flush out the characters which is lacking in the first book and the second book.
Thank you to netgelley as well as the publishers Harlequin Intrigue

#SafeAtHawk'sLanding #NetGalley 

Synopsis:
She’s sworn to protect her students—he’s sworn to protect her

Charlotte Reacher found her calling teaching art therapy to teens. But when her attempt to stop a kidnapping leaves her wounded and unable to see anything beyond trauma and fear, she’s hesitant to trust the stranger who promises to keep her safe.

FBI agent Lucas Hawk knows Charlotte’s the only witness to the human-trafficking abduction that shook his Texas hometown. Determined to find the victims, he must convince her to work with him—even while resisting his growing desire for her. Every hour is critical for the kidnapped girls. And every breath Charlotte takes could be her last.


Kindle Edition256 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Intrigue

About The Author:
Rita Herron
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. Although she wanted to be a writer then and actually scrawled her first novel at age twelve, she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a kindergarten teacher instead. Ten years ago, she traded her classroom storytelling and puppets for a computer and now writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.
Having sold over fifty books to date, she enjoys spinning spine-tingling romantic suspense tales filled with murder, mayhem, and spicy romance as well as sexy romantic comedies. Rita Herron currently writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue and she’s writing dark, gritty romantic suspense thrillers for Amazon Montlake.
If you want to know more about Rita or have a question for her about her books, or writing in general, email Rita and she’ll be happy to answer 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Book Review: Signature (A David Wolf #9) by Jeff Carson

Signature (David Wolf #9)
Title: Signature  (A David Wolf  #9)

Author: Jeff Carson

Stars: 4 stars

Review:
A bang up police/action adventure story set in Colorado. The action continues through the entire book. The story line is solid and details the chase for a serial killer. As with all good thrillers there is a twist in the end and I did not see it coming. I felt justice was done in the end but that is only my opinion yours may differ. This is book nine in a series with this main character and is the first one I have read. It stood alone very well and was an excellent read.

I have given this book a 4 star rating.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank

Synopsis:
Wolf is called to a crime scene next to the Chautauqua River, where a woman resident of Rocky Points has been murdered. The killer has left a well-known signature not seen for years--a severed ear. 

For Wolf, the gruesome display is a surprise, but so is the FBI beating the local department to the scene. 

Three days earlier a truck is unearthed from south of Durango, Colorado. Within it is DNA evidence linking to killings in southwest Colorado that have stumped the FBI for years. The evidence, and now a new body, has led them north, where it seems the monster known by all as The Van Gogh Killer has chosen Rocky Points as his new venue to display his horrific works. 

While the town reels with panic, Wolf learns the latest victim was dating an SBCSD deputy whose past directly links to the killings in the Four Corners area. Worse, the news the case involves one of their own means the higher-ups want to outsource the investigation to the feds. It's a matter of due process and objectivity. 

With his community in danger there's no swaying Wolf, however, and special agent Kristen Luke sees the value in using his skills, convincing her superiors to add Wolf to the killer task force. Now part of the team, Wolf learns there are more secrets the FBI isn't telling everyone, and the unanswered questions are more than anyone can deal with. 


About the Author:
Jeff Carson
Jeff Carson is from the Front Range of Colorado where he lives with his wife and two sons. His David Wolf series of books takes place in the fictional ski town of Rocky Points, Colorado.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Book Review: Kiss Kiss Bang (Iron Clad Security #3) by Sidney Halston

Kiss Kiss Bang (Iron Clad Security, #3)
Title: Kiss Kiss Bang (Iron Clad Security #3)

Author: Sidney Halston 

Stars: 4 out of 5 stars

Review:
Kiss Kiss Bang was so much fun to read. Its doesn't take long to figure out who and why  Olivia is being stalked and hunted. Normally I like to be kept in the dark about who is the real killer\Stalker\Scum Bag but Sidney Halston was able to keep the story moving at a wonder pace it will keep readers beyond happy.
Kiss Kiss  Bang is a perfectly blended suspense, romance and human that will have readers up into the night wanting more but Sidney Halston.

Olivia daughter will have readers cracking up and if you have a 5 year old you will laugh even more. The author is able to make Olivia very likable and readers will connect with her right away. The author adds a little message in between all the romance, suspense, Meyerbeer and life of a parent. The past doesn't define us.  Our past is apart of us and we can live there or change.

Kiss Kiss Bang is a well placed insta-love romance that will have readers falling in love with Joey and Olivia. Readers will champion for Olivia and her desire to do right by the people of her state. 
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Swerve for the advance copy. I can't wait to read more by this  Sidney Halston.

Synopsis:
Six-foot-two and ripped...with superior computer skills, Josef “Joey” Clad is not your typical ex-Marine. The co-owner of Iron-Clad securities is 100% Alpha male, but under his muscular physique, he's the best hacker in Miami who specializes in running Iron-Clad's cyber ops. The perfect skill set for their new client who is getting threatening emails, a client who he definitely wants to get to know better. Much better.

Single mom, widow, Olivia Monroe has exceptional dreams that she refuses to let go of. Fifteen years ago, she left her broken home in New York City and never looked back. Now a dark horse candidate for Florida governor, she's not looking for a relationship. Even with the hot guy who sweeps in and saves her computer the night before a big speech. Her hero has trouble written all over him. Joey is too handsome, too funny, too confident, and way too hard to resist.

Too bad he's now her bodyguard.


Paperback304 pages
Expected publication: December 5th 2017 by Swerve

About The Author:
Sidney Halston
USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “Just Do It” Nike, and that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative romantic side and wrote Seeing Red, among four other novels currently in the works, including the sequel to Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal and she fell in love with writing.

Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s not writing you can find her reading and reading and reading… She’s a reader first and a writer second. 

When she’s not writing or reading her life is complete and utter chaos trying to balance family life with work, and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Book Review: Claiming Bailey (Ace Security #3) by Susan Stoker

Claiming Bailey (Ace Security #3)
Title: Claiming Bailey (Ace Security #3) 

Author: Susan Stoker 

Stars: 2 stars out of 5

Review:
I have read now a couple of book by Susan Stoker so I have a feel for her writing style and a pretty good understand if how the characters are going to act and react.  This book was a huge disappointment in so many ways. 
First off your have already go an idea of who Bailey and why she is running away from her former life. She clears the air right away that she felt like a sex object and she wasn't good enough to have happiness in her life. I mean right off the bat. So when Nathan takes one look at her and all his thoughts go straight to sex I was beyond disappointed.  It made everything stop for this reader. The story went from helping the characters to sex in just a few short pages. 
Even though the story changes you know the male lead has the hots and at some point they will have sex. Romance readers and even mystery readers enjoy a little mystery instead of sex. Yes the author creates a friendship that develops over time that leads to sex. Its still doesn't take away the sting of the brothers first thoughts of her.
The author drove home the message don't judge someone until you get to know them. Along with men feel insure about their bodies, looking. I loved the message it just went a little longer than needed.
The brothers and either wives\girlfriends as well as extra characters from the different books appeared and readers who love the series are left with a fun little nugget.
The message in the book after a while felt like the reader is being beaten over the head with Don't Judge People Until You Get To Know them.
Thank you to Netgalley and  Montlake Romance publishing for the advance copy.

Synopsis:
Bailey Hampton will do whatever it takes to keep both herself and her little brother safe from the vicious Inca Boyz gang. Hiding out in Castle Rock, Colorado, is only a temporary solution until she can earn enough money to get out of the state altogether. But when she meets handsome security nerd Nathan Anderson, she discovers a reason to stay and fight for what she wants.
Ace Security’s Nathan Anderson has always been the “numbers guy,” not the man any of the firm’s clients look to when their safety is threatened. But from the first time he ran into Bailey, she never made him feel like less of a protector than his brothers. Nathan was attracted to the petite, black-haired pixie with wild tattoos from the start, and by some miracle, she seems to return his interest.
But danger stalks Bailey and her brother, so it’s up to Nathan to channel his inner alpha and find a way to end the threat to their lives once and for all—and he’s not giving up Bailey without a fight.
Kindle Edition267 pages
Expected publication: December 5th 2017 by Montlake Romance

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in. 

Connect with her at www.facebook.com/authorsstoker or www.facebook.com/authorsusanstoker

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Book Review A Dead Husband (Jessica Huntington #1) by Anna Celeste Burke

A Dead Husband by Anna Celeste Burke
Title: A Dead Husband (Jessica Huntington #1) 

Author: Anna Celeste Burke 

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
An action based murder mystery set in the moneyed desert area of California. The main character comes from money and is in the process of getting a divorce. She is smart, a lawyer, and not afraid to get her hands dirty. When she is physically attacked, twice, she stands her ground and fights back. If you are in trouble she will have your back. An enjoyable cozy mystery that can be read in one day.

I have given this book a four star rating.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank

Synopsis:
Jessica Huntington, rich, beautiful, and smart, seeks refuge from betrayal in a desert paradise near Palm Springs only to discover life is full of surprises...like a dead husband. Jessica Huntington is hiding out from her own well-planned life, now in shambles. Her law career tanked by the Great Recession, she failed miserably as a desperate housewife in the Silicon Valley playing beat-the-clock with her 30-something hormones. In the end she put on a little baby fat, but no baby. The final blow: walking in on her husband in bed with a well-known Hollywood blond. The Rancho Mirage home where she grew up, surrounded by the beauty of the desert resort town near Palm Springs, seems the perfect place to take refuge. That is until her best friend's husband is murdered. Jessica and her friends are soon thrust into the fray stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Magli shoes, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and to what lengths will they go to get it back? 

About The Author:
Anna Celeste Burke
Anna Celeste Burke is an awarding-winning, USA Today Bestselling author!
Welcome! Join me, snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food--California style!

Life is an extravaganza and so unpredictable! Figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge. 

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University. 

A GED for my husband, and many more years of education eventually landed us in academia—with Ph.D.s from the University of Michigan we took professor jobs with U of M’s longstanding football rival, The Ohio State University. 

Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. In my professional career I wrote and published widely as a scholar, with more than forty manuscripts of varying lengths on my vita. I also carried out hundreds of training, consulting and speaking engagements on a number of gloriously nerdy topics.

So what on earth does a research scientist have in common with a mystery writer? As avid fans of the mystery genre will tell you at the core of any good mystery is a passionate search for the truth. Discovering the truth involves finding and assembling pieces of complex puzzles in order to solve seemingly intractable problems—scientist and sleuth are cut from the same cloth! 

Still married to the same sweet guy, I live with my husband in one of the seven desert resort cities in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing mysteries I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese cats. 

The Sonoran Desert is a beautiful setting to ponder life’s mysteries, by the surrounding mountains and the bountiful delights of the desert resort communities. I hope you enjoy reading the books in my three cozy mystery series: The Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series, The Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery Series, and the Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series. Cheers! Ann

Monday, December 4, 2017

Book Review Free Hostage by S. Ann Cole

Free Hostage
Title:  Free Hostage

Author: S. Ann Cole

Stars: 3 out of 5

Review:
I wanted to give this book 5 stars. The story is clever, cute, sweet and steamy everything you would want in a Cat and Mouse type of story. I don't know it is the way the author writes or just the story but many times I found the book to be choppy, the wrong use of certain terms made the 22 year old Timberly Day feel 90 years old.
The author gave a authentic feel when it came to the character losing her virginity I will give her points for that.
Honestly the story was choppy why the characters did what they did really didn't feel natural. A lot of talk but very little show. Timberly I suppose to be a genius and yet I wanted to see her use those gadgets but most of the time it was spent with Timberly talking about how hot and the ice blue eyes of her love interest was. readers need more with this story.
After a while as a read I wanted to yell YES I GET IT HE IS HOT AND HAS AMAZING EYES!
the names were cliche at best Jaxon King and the reason why just need more. I needed more reason than they were bored.
Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing for the copy of this story.
Synopsis:
My name is Timberly Day. I don’t drink, but I do know things.  
I know the heart beats over 100,000 times per day.  
I know for every one second, lightning strikes the Earth 100 times.  
 
I also know that Jaxon King—the bloody tosser!—is a muddler.  
A manipulator. A liar. A con, a thief...and a closet nerd. 
He’s as beautiful as innocence, as harmless as a feather.  
Except, it’s all an illusion.  
 
I see him and I see lies. I smell him and I taste deceit.  
And still—fool that I am—I rush in. 
His eyes are like ice. His tongue is like fire.  
His lies are white, but his touch is red hot.  
 
I had the chance to run. 
I didn’t.  
Now, I am a part of the game. 
And the only way to win...is to give in.

Published November 27th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara) 

About The Author:
S. Ann Cole
S. Ann Cole is an exaggerator, a laugher, sometimes overly chatty, sometimes overly shy. She’s afraid of cats, dogs, snakes—heck, she’s only tolerable to gold fishes in a tank.
She hates fireworks, schmaltz and arrogance.
She loves carbs, full moons and humility.
She lives nowhere and everywhere.
Jokey people are her favorite people to be around, as laughter is the way to her heart.
She's also #TeamBreezy and #TeamMiley and she doesn't care what you think about that. 

When Ann’s not abusing her computer keyboard, you can find her nosing a novel, watching anything on television that makes her laugh until she breaks into hiccups (loves Disney, TBS, and Impractical Jokers!) studying the Bible, or sipping red wine.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Book Review: Defenseless (Somerton Security #1) by Elizabeth Dyer

Defenseless (Somerton Security #1)
Title: Defenseless (Somerton Security #1)

Author: Elizabeth Dyer

Stars: 5 out of 5

Review:
I have found with this type of story and book so much can and will go wrong.
To my to my surprise as a reader I really enjoyed and fell in love with this book. I loved the surprising moments of humor, heart touching moments and high action this book is the complete package for any Romantic Suspense readers.

Elizabeth Dyer is able to take what seems a little over the stop synopsis and bring readers into a world where two people find out about one another, find humor in dark moments and love all in the course of this 288 page book.  Defenseless felt a lot longer but not in a drag out every little detail but because the author was able to have readers connect to the characters.  By the end of the book if you haven't cried once with Bennett you are not in touch with your emotions.
I can't wait to read more by this author and I will be recommending her to everyone I know.
Romance, Sexy time, Heart, Soul, Action and one heck of a ride I can't wait to get on again.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake for the advance copy  

Synopsis:
When ex-marine Georgia Bennett left the military for high-end private security, it was supposed to soften her snarky attitude. Instead, her short fuse just earned her a punishment of an assignment: protect smart-ass tech genius and Department of Defense contractor Parker Livingston. It should have been easy—only no one warned Georgia that Parker was one seriously drop-dead-gorgeous geek.
The last thing Parker needs is a bodyguard, especially not one with killer curves and a sassy mouth who tempts him to do something incredibly stupid. He’s too busy investigating whoever is turning his technology against him and threatening his team of covert operatives. But when an assassin sends Georgia and Parker running for their lives, it might just be the explosive sexual chemistry and the trust that’s building between them that saves their necks. Because the only thing more dangerous than the combination of Parker’s intellect and Georgia’s aim is their steadfast desire to protect each other, no matter the cost.
Kindle Edition288 pages
Expected publication: December 1st 2017 by Montlake Romance

About The Author: 
Elizabeth Dyer



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Book Review: An Ace and a Pair (Dead Cold Mystery #1) By Blake Banner

Ace and A Pair (Dead Cold Mystery, #1)


Title: An Ace and a Pair (Dead Cold Mystery #1) 

 Author: Blake Banner

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
The pairing of a unique duo of New York city detectives into a cold case investigation team. Their methods are a bit old fashioned but effective. They have but one objective and that is to find the murder or murders by which ever methodology works. Whether or not "true" justice prevails is left for you the reader to decide. But always remember, contrary to conventional wisdom, justice is not always blind.

I have rated this book 4 stars and look forward to other offerings in this series.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for your review.

Synopsis:
Detective John Stone of the NYPD has the best arrest record in the 43rd precinct. But he’s a dinosaur who belongs to another age. Detective Carmen Dehan has such a bad attitude that nobody at the precinct can stomach her. Captain Jennifer Cuevas wants them both out of the way and thinks they make a perfect pair. So she gives them the Cold Cases file – the cases nobody gives a damn about.

She has no idea just how hot a cold case can get.

Ten years back Nelson Hernandez and his four cousins were playing poker in a dive at Hunts Point. Somebody came in, blew them away and beheaded and castrated Nelson, leaving his head and his balls on the table. There was no shortage of suspects, the Jersey Mob, the Triads from Manhattan, or the 43rds own bent cop, Mick Harragan. But nobody was ever charged, and the night of the murder Mick Harragan went missing with Nelson’s wife, Maria.

Now Stone and Dehan plan to find him – whatever the consequences

About The Author:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17094088.Blake_Banner

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Book Review: Spy Games (Tarnished Heroes #1) by Sidney Bristol

Spy Games
Title: Spy Games (Tarnished Heroes #1) 

Author: Sidney Bristol

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
I will be honest I have read a few book by Author Sidney Bristol and most of the time they are filled with graphic sex and the story comes second. I think she has found a really good balance between the sex and the story that will make readers demanding more. The story has a great build that will pull readers in as the action slows down and the romance or as I like to call it getting your know you moments the story develops and soon once again takes off at a great pace. 
Spy Games will keep readers hooked from first to last page as the travel the world wondering what will happens to the first Sara Collins.  The author gives a woman romance readers will love and suspense readers can cheer for. 
The story moves quickly with action, adventure, lies, and enough steamy scene to fog up your windows.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher Entangled Publishing for the advance copy.

Synopsis:
Haunted by the mistakes he made while fighting for his country, Rand Duncan has become the CIA’s go to man for tough jobs in an effort to atone for his sins. Late-night phone calls and covert meetings are the norm. Until she arrives and his past crashes into his present.

Sarah Collins never thought she’d see her brother’s former best friend again. But one of Sarah’s fellow undercover informants has been captured and the briefcase containing the identities and locations of twelve other operatives are in Chinese hands. If Sarah and Rand can’t retrieve the documents, people will die.

The shock wears off quick as the two must figure out how to retrieve the briefcase before it can be opened or sold. If they want to save lives, they must confront their past, while avoiding an enemy that will stop at nothing to crush them.


ebook
Published November 27th 2017 by Entangled Publishing. LLC (Amara)

About The Author:
Sidney Bristol
It can never be said that NYT & USA Today Bestselling author Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life. She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and fostering cats.

Sidney is represented by Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agen
cy. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Book Review Redemption at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice #1) By Rita Herron


Title: Redemption at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice #1)

Author: Rita Herron

Stars: 3 1/2 stars

Review:
The story is what you expect from Harlequin. Conflicted love interest, female lead find love in the unexpected place, everyone is shocked, Sheriff comes to her rescue they fall in love and the story ends. Nothing really stood out in the story and everything happened readers would expect. 
I guess I was hoping for more but instead found cliches from the names to the different characters to the very last page of the book.  
The author ability create a picture and paint it for readers is what set this book apart from other Harlequin  fast books. Would I pick it up and read it again. No.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy

Synopsis:
A missing sister, a murdered father and a dangerous reunion years in the making.

The last place Honey Granger wants to be is Tumbleweed, Texas—the judgmental town that made her childhood a living hell. But when Sheriff Harrison Hawk informs her that her alcoholic father has been murdered, she reluctantly joins his investigation. The sexy sheriff has long suspected Honey’s father in his sister’s disappearance and vows to solve both mysteries. But keeping his professional distance from the vulnerable blonde proves nearly impossible. He’ll guard her 24/7 until her life is out of danger. But how will she feel if Harrison proves her father was a murderer?


Kindle Edition256 pages
Expected publication: December 1st 2017 by Harlequin Intrigue

About The Author: 
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. Although she wanted to be a writer then and actually scrawled her first novel at age twelve, she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a kindergarten teacher instead. Ten years ago, she traded her classroom storytelling and puppets for a computer and now writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.
Having sold over fifty books to date, she enjoys spinning spine-tingling romantic suspense tales filled with murder, mayhem, and spicy romance as well as sexy romantic comedies. Rita Herron currently writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue and she’s writing dark, gritty romantic suspense thrillers for Amazon Montlake.

If you want to know more about Rita or have a question for her about her books, or writing in general, email Rita and she’ll be happy to answer

Monday, November 27, 2017

Book Review: Undercover Attraction (The O'Malleys, #5) by Katee Robert

Undercover Attraction by Katee Robert

Title: Undercover Attraction (The O'Malleys, #5) 

Author:  Katee Robert

Stars: 2 out of 5

Review:
Undercover Attraction isn't much to be honest. I feel like I have read this story already by another author only neither one was able to pull off the story well enough.
This book is full of sexual encounters that pull away from the story. If Katee Robert had taken out half the sex scenes the story would have been a short one instead of a full length novel.
The two characters never stay true to what the author presents at the beginning of the story and they falter many times throughout the book.  Their plans fall apart so many times leaving readers wondering if the book isn't more than erotica with a story that is as flat as all the characters. 
While readers do not read for realism this story makes sure to though out the real world at every turning point.

Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher Forever Grand Central Publishing   for an advance copy. 

Synopsis:
Ex-cop Charlotte Finch used to think there was a clear line between right and wrong. Then her fellow officers betrayed her, and the world is no longer so black and white. Especially when it's Aiden O'Malley, one of the most dangerous men in Boston, who offers her a chance for justice. The only catch: she'll have to pretend to be his fiancée for his plan to work.

Aiden can't afford to let anyone see the man behind the mask. To run the O'Malley empire, he has to be cool and controlled at all times. But the moment he meets Charlie, they're playing with fire. Her slightest touch is enough to send him over the edge. At first their "engagement" was a way to eliminate his enemies. Now he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe-- even if he has to destroy his own family to do it.


Kindle Edition
Expected publication: November 28th 2017 by Forever Grand Central Publishing 

About The Author: 

Katee Robert
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension." When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Turkey Day

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Remember to give thanks for all you have and when I say all you have I mean all the amazing books you have read and will read though out the year.

Here is what I am thankful:

1. My faith in God
2. My Husband
3: My children
4: My heath
5: My families Health
6: My ability to read
7: Friends who get my Humor
8: My beautiful Home
9: The Fact I do not Live where there is SNOW! I HATE SNOW!
10: I am grateful for men and women who have willing fraught in wars to keep my family safe.

Fun Fact I have family that came over on the Mayflower. Most are Great Great Grandfathers I have one great grand mother Mary. That is all I have on her name

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Book Review: Witness in the Dark (Love Under Fire #1) by Allison B. Hanson

Witness in the Dark (Love Under Fire #1)
Title: Witness in the Dark (Love Under Fire #1)

Author: Allison B. Hanson

Stars:  3 1\2 out of  5

Review:
Allison Hanson fell into the same hole many romance or mystery writer do how to combine romance with a mystery without having one over power the other half of the story. The first half of the story was suspenseful, fast pace and kept readers excited but soon as the romance started the story went from exciting to almost a dead stop. The romance took over slowly down the story to a dead crawl and while the small twist towards the end was fun. I couldn't help but wonder if the last half of the book was written by someone else.
Readers will love feisty Sam who is stronger the more control she is given. Garrett is flat, boring and uninteresting. 
The story falls on too many cliches to make it a 4 star book. The bodyguard, congressman to the ending it all falls into a typical bodyguard stories that lack any true creativity.
Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing for the Advance Copy of  Witness in the Dark (Love Under Fire #1).

Synopsis:
Deputy Marshal Garrett McKendrick does not get involved with witnesses he's tasked to protect. Especially when his boss has a very personal reason for keeping Samantha Hutchinson alive. Can you say off limits?

But as Garrett battles to keep Sam safe from the powerful and influential people out to silence her—permanently—he finds she's strong, feisty, and willing to risk everything to tell the truth. And totally irresistible. 

Losing everything you know and love might just be worth it to meet an amazing man like Garrett. But when Sam learns he has been keeping secrets from her—big ones—she’s convinced his affectionate words were all for the sake of the job. She sends him packing. But can her new protective detail be trusted? The last team betrayed her to the enemy...

Garrett isn’t about to take any chances. Not with the woman who has stolen his heart.



ebook
Expected publication: November 27th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)

About The Author:
Allison B. Hanson
Allison lives near Hershey, Pennsylvania. Her contemporary romances include paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery suspense. She enjoys candy immensely, as well as long motorcycle rides, and running.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Book Review A Brave Black Regiment by Captain Luis F Emilio


A Brave Black Regiment: The History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1863-1865 by [Emilio, Captain Luis F.]
Title:  A Brave Black Regiment

Author: Captain Luis F Emilio

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

Review:
A very dry book (1891) by the author which details the history of the Black Regiment in which he served during the Civil War. It is not a modern day action adventure but a history book written by someone who was there. There is no sugar coating or politically correct language in the book. Although, I would suppose that, for the time period it was politically correct. It contains the story of Stephen A Ellison who was the first black commissioned officer in the US Army. In my opinion, that alone, makes it a book to read.

I have rated this book 4 stars. I have given it this rating because you will have to be dedicated to work your way through the strictly fact based details.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
In January 1863 the Union War Department authorized the creation of "a special corps" composed of "persons of African descent"—the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. Robert Gould Shaw.
Hundreds of free blacks enlisted. When the 54th Massachusetts spearheaded the suicidal charge against Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863, the regiment was showered with acclaim, but that defining event was not its only illustrious moment.
After the devastating repulse at Fort Wagner left all of the unit's ranking officers dead or wounded, Captain Luis Fenellosa Emilio (1844-1918) emerged as the 54th's acting commander.


About The Author:
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_F._Emilio

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