jeudi 27 octobre 2016

Break

Hi....

              i'm sorry to announce you that i just lost my mother so i'm sure youwill understand that i take a break from the blog and internet at least to time to put things in order

 thank you

mercredi 26 octobre 2016

Trust Me ( Sanctuary Lake 1) by Lori Whyte

Hello to all,


               I was lucky to be given the opportunity to try the new book by Lori Whyte " Trust Me", first in a new series and i loved it really! so i couldn't wait to share my opinion on it with you

Enjoy
Publisher: Lori Whythe
Publication: 2016
Genre: romantic suspense
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: steamy
Public: 18+
Source: earc for review

Description from goodreads :

 Everyone told him to think of her as a sister, but his heart and body didn't agree…

When Mason Randall returns to Sanctuary Lake, where his family's past is infamous and deadly, he expects to attend his sister's funeral and get the hell out of there. He can't avoid seeing Anna Brooks, though, and just like always she tempts him beyond all reason. Except damned near everyone he knew made him promise to steer clear of her. She was too good for the likes of him. But when Anna asks him for help, suggesting his sister may have been murdered, he can't turn away. When things get dicey and Anna's life is threatened, Mason promises to keep her safe. She's supposed to be like a sister to him, right? And family always comes first.

Except when he looks at her, his feelings aren't of the familial kind and, if he's reading her right, it looks like he isn't the only one fighting temptation…



My opinion:
          Captivating, i really loved this book and it was extra hard to take break in my reading time it was only because i had no choice or it would have been read in one sitting.

I really appreciated how the story was built focusing on Viv's murder but also with glimpses of the past to understand the characters better  as we really want to learn more about the Randall brothers. Anna and Mason  relationship is touching and later very, very steamy but they are perfect for each other, both loyal to the bone and Mason is so protective which is great for someone as trusting as Anna

The investigation is well done with a building tension to keep you glued to the book because even if you guess the culprit you want to know why, how and you want Anna and Mason to have an happy end.

I'm not sure i can say i have a favourite brother yet, they seems so good in they own way, each with his personality but able to let everything own to go help each other if needed. I loved how protective they were of Anna, seeing her as one of their own and with the childhood they had it's admirable how they have become ( and that's a great part thanks to Mason ( and Viv from what we gathered).

i really want to read more of those but i wonder how it will happen because sanctuary lake could become an very dangerous place at this rythm. really an excellent start for a new series


Score:  4,5/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book. no compensation was received in exchange for this review

mardi 18 octobre 2016

Black Diamond RELEASE!!!

Hello to all!!



            Today is a big, important day 
as  Black Diamond is released in the world 
now you don't have to wait to grab it as the gems it is!!

For those who could have missed learning about it, it's the second book in the series Wilds of the Bayou by Susannah Sandlin and it's an excellent romance suspense with slow building romance lot of action, suspense and settings to get you captivated in seconds.

 There is also a blog tour as you can see on the author Website here



It can read as a stand alone but if you can don't hesitate to grab book 1 " Wild Man's Curse" as well it's fabulous with just a touch a mystical atmosphere so typical of Louisiana....a must read!
You can see my review of it here: Wild Man's Curse


It's really a series not to be missed if you love romance suspense so don't wait any longer and grab them!

vendredi 14 octobre 2016

A Magical Cure ( Magical Cure Mystery 1) by Tonya Kappes

Hello to all!


I'm really sorry time flew and i didn't realise it has been so long since i posted something. Taking care of someone very ill is really time demanding and you tend to get lost in time, sorry! - i will try to do better-


Today i'm sharing with you the first book in the Magical Cure Mystery serie by Tonya Kappes because the 10th book in this series released a few week ago so with book 1 free on most retailer it 's a great opportunity to try it.


Happy Reading!

Publisher: tonya Kappes
Publication: 2012
ISBN13:  9781476414157
Genre: paranormal mystery, cozy mystery
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: free offer
 


Short description from goodreads :

Bubble... Bubble...
June Heal has nothing to lose when she relocates her homeopathic cure shop, A Dose of Darla, from the flea market booth in her home town, to a quaint shop in the cozy but unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Or so it seems.

Cures and trouble...
Whispering Falls has a lot of secrets. From talking snow globes to whispering animals not to mention a few sprinkles of fairy dust, June realizes Whispering Falls is more magical than she thought. . .literally.

My opinion:
          I really enjoy Tonya Kappes' writing it's fluid and so entertaining after trying one of her series i had to get more so i jumped on this mystery series and it's fantastic! a lot more magical and paranormal than her Southern Mysteries at least that's the impression after reading the first book on each series however if the paranormal element is a  big factor in the series, the investigation isn't pushed aside at all and i do love this mix when so well balanced.

June lost her mother recently and decided to continue to make and sell herbal remedies...she does most of them by instinct changing recipe found and trying new ingredients. She is quite happy living like than with her cat mr Prince Charming if it wasn't for nightmares plaguing her since childhood; Suddenly, she is invited to join a small village not that far from her city and to open a shop there....a village very special with a magical feel to it. people there are strange to June also speaking by riddle or speaking of power, spirits etc.

Pushed by her childhood friend Oscar, June accept to go live there as one of the rules of Whispering Falls is that to work there you have to live in the village ( among a lot of other rules^^). June is taking over a shop that was owned by her mother Darla in the past, because surprisingly she came from said village even if June has no memories of it,  while Oscar becomes the police officer there.

June needs to adapt to the changes and starts a quest to learn more about herself, her past and her parents'  however that will get a lot more complicated when after not even one day a murder is committed in the village and June is the suspect number one as the corpse had her bracelet. Suddenly clearing her name becomes the priority even if it means admitting the strange magical elements and events as real.

I loved June, she is so fresh. She has power but she isn't overconfident, she jump on Ding Dong at the first difficulty but most importantly she has a good soul. I also loved her relationship with Oscar who is a little like a brother to her and Prince Charming is  impossible not to love^^, he made smile a lot and suspect a lot of things.

The folks from Whispering Falls are intriguing to say the least and some of their powers are terribly tempting but most importantly for the most of part they made me smile.

The investigation is well written, the plot is believable and all together is a series i do plan to continue and that i recommend to lovers of this genre



Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


Challenges:
2015TBR
            

lundi 26 septembre 2016

Bear Up (Grayslake: More than mated: ( kindle worlds novella)) by Mina Carter

Hello to all


                 i know i told you i had a review ready and it was teh case but once again life came in the way and time flew  but today you have it!
As  you probably know amazon started a new program called Kindle worlds in which different authors can write stories set in the universe of a serie by another author, the idea is very interesting as each author can decide the genre ( romance suspense, urban fantasy etc etc) when it's a world you read about and love it's very tempting.

However, amazon decided to offer that only in the States if you are out the USA no way for you to buy it - we discovered it can be gifted to you though- and that's very frustrating ....there are several stories i would have wanted to read and couldn't. Perhaps it will change in the future but for now we can only count on the authors who love ALL their readers.

Mina Carter was really kind to offer the opportunity to read and review her book no matter where we lived so i jumped on the occasion and i'm so happy i did it, ( Thank you!!!)

For now let see what i thought of it so that you could be tempted to give it a try as well
Publisher: Kindle Worlds
Publication: 2016
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Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: very strong
Public: 18+
Source: ecopy received in exchange for an honest review



Description from goodreads :

 Girl meets boy = classic love story. Girl meets bear... Wait, what?

Small town girl Kacie has always known there was something odd about Lizards Lick, but she doesn't expect that oddity to almost claim her life or land her in the arms of her long-term crush; hot veteran Dean. Okay, he's nuts but she can't argue with that, not with a body like his or when he's whispering things like 'fated' and 'destiny'. Even if he does claim to be a werebear...

She's his mate, but she's human. He's so screwed...

Leader of the Lizard Lick bear clan, Dean is between a rock and a hard place. His fated mate is human but he daren't claim her. The elitist asshats in the clan would have kittens. But when an attack brings her over into the bear world, he's out of time and out of options. Even worse, the town has an rogue bear problem and internal clan politics that put Kacie in the crossfire.

Forced to fight battles on all fronts, Dean must bear up or risk losing her forever...




My opinion:
          I 've read the first book in the Grayslake series and i loved it and wanted more so when i discovered that other authors were writing in that universe it was more than tempting ...having the opportunity to read " Bear Up" was fantastic it just left me wanting for even more ( Creed 's story for example) it's an universe i love and Mina Carter writing and how she got the universe is wonderful!

Dean is an alpha, protecting ins embedded into his soul so when he knows that revealing himself to his human mate could lead her to be killed ( if she refuses him) he doesn't want to take the chance so for years he has been watching her from afar. I love how protective and kind but also strong and with a sense of Humour Dean is. We can see from his friendship with Morgan how loyal he is and i would definitively love to read more about him.
Kacie is a strong , independent woman and she knows what she wants. She is true to her friends ( like Lilly) and loyal . i loved how she wasn't the damsel in distress but took her stand. She is really perfect for Dean on whom she has been fantasying for years.

The story is fast as it's a novella but fit perfectly in the universe, it works great as a stand alone so even if you haven't read a thing about Grayslake you could start with this one as you immediately are up to date with the rules and the world in itself. It's also very steamy and some part are with a lot, LOT of violence but all together all fit wonderfully and i enjoyed it immensely. In fact it's only when i thought about what i was going to write that i realised that it wasn't a 5stars because something was missing but it's so near that a 4.5 wasn't right.... when reading i was swept by the story but yes later i was wondering....why the rogue have been targeting Kacie, somehow it sound strange and that could mean  a bigger vilain is somewhere planning something so  i do want more but really  even like that it's close to perfect especially if you are not looking at all details like i am.

The only regret i can have is that kindle worlds are not available outside the USA, it can be gifted from the states yes but that aside a lot of readers are missing good  story without any good reason. ( thankfully author are attentive to us so perhaps it will change)

So if you are in the USA, love bear shifters, this one i recommend!


Score:  4,75/5

Disclaimer:Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own
 

 What do you think of the idea of Kindle Worlds; any World you would like to see used/visited?

mercredi 14 septembre 2016

september treasures

Hello to all!!


 i should have a review up soon but first i wanted to write this ...today i had the pleasure to receive in my mailbox a copy of  this and it was a fabulous suprise

i can't wait to read this so i wanted to shout a huge THANK YOU to the person who kindly offer it to me



THANK  YOU!!!!!



mercredi 7 septembre 2016

Unthinkable ( Beyond Human 1) by Nina Croft

Hello to all!!!


I know it has been a moment since my last post and i'm really sorry for that but those taking care of an sick parents knows how it can be time consuming and with a lot of unplanned events.

I was supposed to post this on monday and i really wanted to because i LOVED this story but my mother fell so between ER, doctor check up etc time flew and i'm really sorry for that so with delay but a lot of pleasure i'm giving you my opinion on Unthinkable by Nina Croft, first in a new promising series


Happy reading!


Publisher: Entangled Publising
Publication: 2016
ISBN:  168281291X
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, romance, suspense
Violence: very strong

Language: mild
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: eARC in exchange for an honest opinion
 


 Description from goodreads :

 Jake Callahan, leader of the Tribe, has always believed he’s one of the good guys. Now, hunted by the government he used to work for, he’s taking a crash course in being bad. What he desperately needs is a bargaining tool, and that’s unfortunate for Christa Winters, daughter of Jake’s former boss.

Christa is a scientist, a total geek, and a good girl with a secret hankering for bad boys. Which turns out to be embarrassingly inconvenient when she’s kidnapped by a stunningly gorgeous—but obviously bad-to-the-bone—man intent on using her against the father she loves. A man with a seemingly uncanny ability to know exactly when she’s thinking about kissing him—which is most of the time.

But people are dying, and it becomes clear that the stakes are much higher than Jake ever imagined. Someone is out to obliterate the Tribe and everyone associated with it, including Christa. Only by working together to uncover the secrets behind the past, can they ever hope to have a future.



My opinion:
          Fabulous surprise! I was more than tempted by the book description but the story is , so, so much better than that. There is a lot of violence and deaths but the suspense and tension is wonderfully instilled with a good touch of romance and some humour as well.
Nina Croft managed to surprise me several time and left me wanting for more despite the cliffhanger ( and you know how i hate those)

Really for me this seemed at first more of an paranormal romance suspense than urban fantasy with the investigation going one and it was a good one with still a lot to undercover, the characters are very interesting and it's hard not to feel for them. Jake feels so betrayed and guilty because those in who he believed lied to me and it resulted in the deaths of some dear to him. he wants to protects the other members and for that he thinks he is ready to do anything but deep down he is a good person and still has dreams.....even if he can be deadly

Christa isn't naïve  she is trusting, trying to see the positive all the time, she is a bit different from others but it never bothered her, she loves her job and focuses on it until a very handsome male appears and change her world.

One thing i loved is that among the tribe, even females have powers and go for what they want. it's not only a bunch of alpha male, it's a great change. I also loved that they were discovering powers slowly and often very different ones and i can't wait to see what will the powers of those we still don't know.

It's very well written and captivating with a lot of twists to keep you immersed and biting your nails in a light anguish for the characters life.

I really hope and want to continue this series and i recommend it without hesitation!


Score:  5/5


Disclaimer: Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was received All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review