lundi 30 mars 2020

Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped ( The Guild Codex: Demonized 3) by Annette Marie

Hello to all!

                   Starting week 3 of confinement, not fun really but lot of time to read make it so much better today i'm sharing with you my opinin on the new Annette Marie book that release this week ... you can't imagine how excited i am for all these releases now.
However i must point out that starting now both the Guild Codex series Spellbound AND demonized entertwine a lot so if you you want to enjoy it to the fullest it's better if you get up to date in the spellbound series first......both series are wonderful so you would only be gaining from reading both.

Now my thoughts on  Dominized book 3:

Happy Reading!!!

Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication: 2020
ISBN13:  9781988153421
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+
Source: earc



Description from goodreads :

  I thought I understood power.

My parents taught me that magic attracts equal danger, and everything I've seen since becoming a demon contractor confirms it. I've witnessed how power twists and corrupts--and I've tasted power no human should wield.

I thought I knew greed.

Ambition and avarice drove my family into hiding. My parents died for someone else's greed. I've never hunted anything in my life, but now I'm hunting their killer--with my demon's help.

I thought I'd seen evil.

But with each step closer to my parents' murderer, I'm uncovering a different sort of evil, piece by hidden piece. I've stumbled into an insidious web that silently, secretly ensnares everything it touches. My demon and I came as the hunters...

...but I think we might be the prey.

--
Author's Note: The Guild Codex includes two series, Demonized and Spellbound, which can be read and enjoyed all on their own; however, this book contains spoilers for Demon Magic and a Martini (Spellbound #4). If you were thinking about giving Spellbound a try, I recommend reading it first.



My opinion:
          FABULOUS!!!! This book is simply fantastic! but  i must confirm that to get the full experience you do need to have read the guild codex spellbound series as starting now the two series really intertwine together sometimes we get the same scene but in each series from a different point of view or sometimes we get explanation from one series in the other so  i can't recommend you enough to read both it's really worth it!

Now about this book it has everything !!! Lo of action, humour and part to make you swoon  like crazy!  We are leaning more about  Robin 's ancestor and also about the demon world and Zylas clan . A great bonus .....we get a large dose of Ezra to satisfy us until the next release.
The rhythm is fast  and it grip you since the beginning so you will be reading this easily in one sitting  (and if in confinement then barking at those trying to interrupt you)  it's a total page turner!!!

We do get answer but then also some more questions and a little cliffhanger (arg) so i definitively can't wait for the next book .  A must read when you need escape from reality! to recommend without the lightest hesitation


Score:  4,5/5 ( only because of the cliffanger)

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

jeudi 26 mars 2020

Queen of Corvids ( Raven Crawford 3 ) by J.C McKenzie

Hello to all,

  A New week stuck at home and looks like there will be many more to come but at least i got some good books to pass the time so i will share my opinion on some with you starting with teh 3rd book in the Raven Crawford series by JC McKenzie.

Happy Reading and courage to all!
Publisher: JCM Publications
Publication: 2020
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: earc
 


Description from goodreads :

 Truth can be ugly and part-time waitress, casual PI investigator, and half-fae shifter, Raven Crawford, can’t deny she owes the Lord of War a favour. If she defaults on her debt, she relinquishes all her power to a man who doesn’t know the meaning of mercy. And she thought her bank loans were bad.

With her new role in the Underworld contending with her debt to a dictator, a budding romance with the Lord of Shadows, and her need to pay the bills, Raven is in serious need of balance. But the moment the dark fae walked into her diner months ago, she’s been off-balance.

It’s time for Raven to pull up her big girl socks and prove to everyone she’s no longer the burnt-out waitress with a nifty parlour trick.

She’s the Queen of Corvids


My opinion:
          Great book! Really all went up in this instalment more action, more fights, more fun , more violence ( then dark fae are violent) and more steam! It's just wonderfully written to have us hooked right at the beginning.

Raven is trying to adjust to her new position of Queen of Corvids while staying alive and pay her debt to Bane...but she still has a lot to learn despite having Cole as an advisor as well as a lover....I loved to see her think about her relationship with Cole because it's true it went fast but she does reflect on it and dig deeper. Also Rouke show a new side of himself which is wonderful and funny

It's a non stop action with enemies in Mortal realm and others among the fae but not only. we also discover a new side  " Roller" thankfully more neutral because Raven has really a lot on her plate and she doesn't realise all her abilities yet.
This is a funny,  full of action, story but it make sense when read in order more as we can see the evolution of the characters  i was eager to learn more about the universe and this book offered us that  with an excellent intrigue
Raven is courageous, loyal and she has a good heart.  The only thing that bothered me a little is that i had the feeling one group got it too easy....i understand the why with Raven personality but still i wasn't happy about that  otherwise it's simply perfect.

to recommend


Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

samedi 21 mars 2020

Sunsets, Sabbatical and Scandal ( A Camper & Criminal cozy mystery 10) by Tonya Kappes

Hello to all,

                   My country is kind of in a lockdown ( but a bit more souple at least until now) so while we are obligated to stay at home we can enjoy more reading time. Today i'm sharing with you the latest Tonya Kappes book that will release this week so you can preorder it if you want a new good cozy to spend your time.


Happy reading and courage to all!


Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Publication: 2020
Genre: cozy mystery, southern
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+


Description from goodreads :

 Welcome to Normal, Kentucky~ where nothing is normal.

Who served up the murder at Normal Diner?

A beloved resident of Normal, Kentucky is found dead on the floor of the Normal Diner, leaving the entire town on high alert. Faster than the short order cook can say order up... the laundry ladies are in the scene.

News spreads fast about the murder and Detective Hank Sharp is hungry for answers.

Mae West along with the Laundry Club ladies come up with a list of suspects and the evidence is piling up faster than a juicy double cheeseburger.

Who murdered the beloved citizen?

Was it a hit to score some extra lunch money?



My opinion:
          While the culprit was evident for me since the beginning is till got immersed into the story and i was definitively more interested by Mae's past. We learned a bit about her past in precedent book but this time we get a real sight of part of it and it only brings more question which mean i can't wait to read next book..

This is really a great cozy mystery with a good read to keep you entertained until the last page and just leave you wanting for more. The characters are funny,  the feeling is good , the romance is cute really it 's a good instalment.
In fact this one could even be read as stand alone without trouble.

If you need a good cozy mystery during these difficult time, this is one you could binge on without hesitation or regret.

Score:  4/5

vendredi 6 mars 2020

Phoenix ( Linear Tactical 8) by Janie Crouch [early review]

Hello to all,

Since the rain isn't stopping , i enjoy reading even more and today i've decided to share with you an early review so you can have the opportunity to preorder the book to get it on release day to enjoy!.
I loved the Linear tactical series since book 1 but this one ( number 8) may be the most emotionnal so....

Happy reading!!

Publisher: Calamittie Jane Publishing
Publication: 2020
Genre: romantic suspense,military romance
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

 Adrenaline junky.
Adventure traveler.
Extreme sport sensation.

They’re all labels Riley Harrison—known to the world as Phoenix—wears as easily as the tattoos covering his body.

But it’s his role as undercover operative for Linear Tactical’s kidnap and ransom unit that makes his blood sing. Riley uses his celebrity status to help infiltrate locations and situations nobody else can get into.

In. Out. The fight is usually over before the bad guys know it’s begun or that Riley was involved.

But his skills and celebrity status won’t help when he discovers the woman he loves is keeping unbearable secrets and in a danger he never could’ve imagined.

She wants Riley to stay far away from her.

That’s not going to happen.

But he’ll have to be willing to lose everything to save her. To save them.

Phoenix will learn you have to burn before you can rise.




My opinion:
          Really a great instalment, we get a lot of action, the romance but also we focus on characters feelings, their fears, their hopes  so we get deeper into their psyche and for both Riley it was something more than interesting. then we also get to see the other linear tactical members so it's simply the perfect mix.

The tension is high, the rhythm is fast as the WAR competition isn't to be taken lightly but  the missions on the side are more dangerous and with a tight timing. As a result we get immersed into the story immediately and  we can't stop before the last page even if in my case i guessed the culprit too early for my taste i still wanted to see how both Riley would react.

Really that's an excellent romance suspense with a view on how genetic illness can affect people ( or not) , so quite a few emotional moments,  and with a real feeling romance that will leave you swooning.

To recommend! ( Would work as stand alone too but the series is too good to miss it ^^)


Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book


jeudi 5 mars 2020

Wish by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Hello to all,

Since i got a big cold, i was stuck inside and in those times tehre is no better remedy than a good book! I was lucky that the author released her book early in this case so you can already get it.
Without more delay here is my opinion on the new Mimi Jean Pamfiloff book!

Happy reading!
Publisher: Mimi Boutique, a Paper & Silver, Inc. Imprint
Publication: 2020
Genre: romance, contemporary
Violence: none
Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

  From New York Times bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a sexy standalone Billionaire Romance.

My ex was a con artist who left my life in shambles. But am I going to let that break me? No.

I’ve got a plan. It’s a long shot, but with some hard work, I’ll pull my life back together.

Only, just as I’m in the thick of it, I find an unusual bottle with a note inside: “You get one wish. Make it count.”

Har har. Someone’s idea of a joke?

Apparently not.

And nothing could prepare me for the screamin’ hot man with piercing blue eyes who shows up at my door. He says the note is his and he wants to give me true happiness. Money is no object. A wish granted from a billionaire.

Uh, is he for real? And why me?

I should slam the door in his sex-god face, because this guy has trouble written all over him. But the more time I spend with the demanding, arrogant man, the deeper I get into a twisted history that pulls at my heart.

Suddenly I do have a wish... Him.



My opinion:
          This is really a good and funny romance with a touch of dark events, i loved it and had to read it in one sitting.
For her first standalone this author does it's wonderful! The story is great , a message of hope with well buit characters.

Ginnie is  a strong woman, she was deeply hurt but she is moving on, independent she put others before herself and she is an artist. When offered a wish she simply can't believe its'( true and even if it is she doesn't have one, in her eyes you must work to deserve something.

Mr Wish... he is mysterious, generous but buried behind that there is something traumatic too. He is partly broken even if he refuses to admit it

together they make a great pairs with their difficulties, their hopes and their feelings growing.

Really i loved this story and if you want an excellent contemporary romance this one you can grab and simply wish for the best.


Score:  5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

vendredi 21 février 2020

Monsters Under the Magnolia (Witch Hazel Lane Mysteries 3 ) by J. L. Collins

Hello to all!

                      I'm back with the third instalment in the Witch Hazel Lane Mysteries, while book 2 had disappointed me a little this one is of good quality and made me want for more again....

Happy reading!
Publisher: J. L. Collins
Publication: 2020
Genre: cozy mystery, southern, paranormal cozy mystery 
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

 Welcome to Witch Hazel Lane...
Former Vegas star and witch in hiding, Birdie Devaine is ready for a vacation away from all of the stresses of an ongoing (and haunted) house renovation. Lucky for her she’s got a first-class ticket aboard one of the swankiest cruise ships in the world. Along with her best friends, Birdie’s ready to set sail through the warm Caribbean waters, soak up some much needed sun and sip on some much needed fruity drinks…

But a trip to paradise comes with a price. And on a ship full of magical beings, the price is steep.

Murders. Kidnappings. Something fishy is going on aboard the Magnolia On Water, and Birdie isn’t willing to let her wishes for a relaxing vacation get in the way of finding the killer. Or killers.

And with an old friend in danger, Birdie is determined to get to the bottom of this string of murders… before she ends up at the bottom of the ocean.


My opinion:
          I loved this new instalment, it was interesting to see some witches and warlocks to see some other powers and magical abilities even if we only saw a little.

The setting was great and it was even better to see all the girls working with Birdie on this investigation and to see how they care about Birdie  as well. The investigation was well done with some twists and the rhythm was just what was needed to make us unable to stop before the last page.

A great instalment for this good southern cozy mysteries series. to read in order as we get a light cliffhanger at the end of the this book.



Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

samedi 15 février 2020

Dead to The Last Drop ( Killer Coffee 8) by Tonya Kappes [early review]

Hello to all,

                Lot is happening among which i'm searching for a kitten ( which has become really hard where i live) but i'm not forgetting my love of book so today i'm sharing with you an early review ( so you have time to preorder the book^^) of the new release of Tonya Kappes. Enjoy!

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Tonya Kappes
Publication: 2020
ASIN:  B07Z2C8GTD
Genre: southern cozy mystery, cozy mystery
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: earc

Description from goodreads :

 Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip!

“Fabulous fun and fantastic! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!”– Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eighth Grave After Dark

Maxine Bloom has always wanted to try her hand at acting and when Loretta Bebe is desperate for someone to fill a role in the local play she's directing for the Honey Springs Theater Company, she asks Maxi to fill in and Roxy knows Aunt Maxi's head will grow like the gossip.

Aunt Maxi leaps at the chance for big theatrical debut in the charming play about a posh ‘60’s fur salon and the owner trying to run an honest business while his charming, yet caddish partner, Mr. Browning, is just trying to give a fur coat to his new mistress.

When the woman playing the mistress turns up dead the play comes to a complete halt until Sheriff Spencer Shepard lets Loretta reopen after the crime scene is fully swept.

In the meantime rumors are swirling like the snowflakes in Honey Springs and Roxy finds that she just can't stop from hearing the gossip and trying to figure out who killed the amateur actress..after all the show must go on!



My opinion:

          So  good! It's always a pleasure to read about Roxy and her gang of friends really . This is so funny to see how they can all get together to help and at the same bickering over little things.
This book made me smile really, the investigation is very well done  with false hints and everything , the romance is super sweet, the pets are too cute ( i would have loved to find a Mocha^^;;) .

This is really the kind of cozy read that bring you a sense of comfort  like a good cup of coffee ( or tea in my case) could.  You are immersed in the story but you feel at home with friends so it's easily read but a real page turner as well.

For once, Roxy is asked to snoop ^^ after a murder but she must stay discreet which doesn't seem easy in that area especially when she must try not to tell her protective lovers....and all that while thinking about new idea for her coffee and saying goodbye to a friend.....Roxy is for sure very busy!


The added recipes are always a wonderful bonus as well.

A great cozy mystery, can be read as stand alone ( but even better read in order). To recommend

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book