lundi 15 juillet 2019

Security Risk ( A Bree and Tanner Thriller 2) by Janie Crouch

Hello to all,

                      Mid July already, time is flying ....sometimpes i wish i could stop time but on the positive side it means more new releases which is always great.
Today i'm sharing with you my opinion on the second book in the Bree and Tanner Thriller series by Janie Crouch which releases tomorrow.


Enjoy!


Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Publication: 2019
ISBN:  1335604537
Genre: romantic suspense, thriller
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex:mild
 


Short description from goodreads :

  Risking it all—again.

Now his past is threatening both of them.

Deputy Tanner Dempsey paid a high price for an undercover op gone wrong. Nobody understands a dangerous past better than Bree Daniels. Together they have to take on those real-life demons in order to stay alive. Keeping one step ahead of ruthless killers is their only option and risk is their constant companion.




My opinion:
           This second instalment in this thriller suspense is really good i loved to see how the characters grew from book one and the fact that we are learning more about Tanner past in this story was a great bonus helping us see why he understand Noah and Bree so easily with their trauma since he also had his share.
I really loved how Bree and Tanner takes their time to understand each other and build a real deep trust.

The intrigue is well written, now to be honest ....i guessed the villain and his motive right at the first time we get his point of view....(i do tend to find the culprit in book really early as general rule) so i can't say it's a 5 stars for me but it's really close because even knowing that i kept reading without interruption until the last page .Also we don't get confirmation before the end of the book so suspense is well present. There are twists, emotional moment, some funny ones and a lot of action too .

this is really a excellent suspense book to keep you entertained , could even be read as stand alone but i do recommend you to read the series in order as each book is really worth it.


Score:  4/5

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

vendredi 12 juillet 2019

Dark Arts and a Daiquiri ( The Guild Codex: Spellbound 2) by Annette Marie

Hello to all

i do have several soon to be released book to share with you but i decided to start with the second book in a series i've become more than fan of; i needed the humour.

Enjoy!

Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication: 2018
ISBN:  1988153255
Genre: urban fantasy, magic , paranormal
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+



Description from goodreads :

  When I found myself facing down the scariest black-magic felon in the city, practically daring him to abduct me, I had to wonder exactly how I ended up here.

It all started when I accidentally landed a job as a bartender—but not at a bar. At a guild, populated by mages, sorcerers, alchemists, witches, and psychics. Good thing this lame-o human is adaptable, right?

Then my favorite guild members—three sexy, powerful, and intermittently charming mages—asked for my help. Did they want access to my encyclopedic knowledge of cocktails? Oh no. They wanted to wrap me up in a pretty ribbon and plunk me in the crosshairs of a murderous rogue to lure him out of hiding.

So that's what we did. And that's why I'm here. About to be kidnapped. Oh, and our grand plan for safely capturing said murderous rogue? Yeah, that completely fell apart about two minutes ago.

Why did I agree to this again?
--
Note: The three mages are definitely sexy, but this series isn't a reverse harem. It's 100% fun, sassy, fast-paced urban fantasy.



My opinion:
          I couldn't resist jumping into this book as soon as i finished the first one since it was so  good and i'm really happy to say that the quality is as good if not better in this one! Tori has a lot to do on her own this time and it helps her to understand more what she is currently living. Yes she has a traumatic past but she is now able to fight for herself  and for those she loves.

To help a young runaway, she doesn't hesitate to put herself in danger  and it doesn't really go how she expected things to go. I loved the Ghost  in a sense he is perfect for Tori, loyal and protective but living dangerously  like Tori who can't keep her mouth shut^^;;  and she does take risks for what she believes in....which allow her to make unexpected allies as well as put her life on the line.

I loved to see different kind of fae and  some moments were really hilarious. This story is full of action and gives us more information about the universe as well which was wonderful . We focus more on Tori and the Ghost but we do see the guys and members of the guild as well .

It also promise a lot of fun in the future instalments when we think of a orb or of some escaped villains so i'm itching to start book 3 as soon as possible!

Really a great urban fantasy not to be missed



Score:  4,5/5


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












lundi 1 juillet 2019

The Paramedic's Choice ( Extreme Medical Services 3) by Jamie Davis

hello to all,

Summer time is here and my free time is divided between collecting berries and reading, a paradise.

Today i'm sharing with you my opinion on book 3 of the Extreme Medical Services series by Jamie Davis!

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Jamie Davis
Publication: 2016
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, shifters, vampire, paramedic
Violence: strong
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+



Description from goodreads :

 Terrorists, Murder, Redemption

Paramedic Dean Flynn works every day to heal the creatures of myth and legend in Elk City. When a human hate group declares war on his patients, Dean, with his angel girlfriend, and the vampire lord of Elk City, must work with all the forces of good to fight the terrorists hidden in their midst.


Using magic, prophecy, and all his paramedic skills, Dean fights to save his patients, even after being framed for a murder he didn't commit. With his lifelong dreams shattered and taken away from him, can Dean find a way around the obstacles thrown in his path? Will he have the strength to make the choice when the time comes to fulfill his destiny?


Enter the world of "Extreme Medical Services" with the third book in the exciting urban paranormal fantasy series. Join up with Dean.


My opinion:
          This instalment is wonderfully written full of actions with events that can't leave you indifferent We are in the middle of this first arc about the problems coming from " The Cause".  The tension is high all along and we are completely swept into the storyline following Dean a very dedicated  paramedic wanting the best for his patients.

I've read this one in one sitting as it was really keeping me on edge with moments that had me on verge of tears , other furious and at time smiling or laughing ( Ashley  sister sound quite funny)

Really, it was excellent as we do discover new paranormals, meet with some with have come to see as family and enter some of the unusual politic intricaties. I also loved to see how what they did in the past started to have an impact.  Only one thing bothered me....Dean is really close to his patient so i was disappointed to see how he didn't ask more info about little Flynn , considering the situation i would have though he would be more attentive to the "after" and be sure someone was taking care of her instead of passing her along and not checking after. I understand the situation got busy but i would have loved a line about her.

This is not the end, we still get a kind of cliffanger but  part one of the problem is somewhat solved.

To recommend ( but read in order)



Score:  3,5/5

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

mercredi 26 juin 2019

Craven Street ( Whitechapel Paranormal Society 1) by E.J. Stevens

Hello to all,


                     Today i'm here to share my opinion on a new release by E.J. Stevens from who i've read the Ivy Granger series. It's a series with a character from the Ivy series, but that aside it's completely different. It's a dark urban fantasy set in victorian time which can sound promising if you love horror and dark stories.

Happy reading
Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press
Publication: 2019
ISBN13:  9781946046369
Genre: paranormal mystery, dark, ghost, demon, paranormal, horror
Violence: strong
Language: normal
sex: homosexuality hint
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

  In this spellbinding novella, E.J. Stevens weaves a tale of murder, necromancy, and demonic possession that brings together characters from her Whitechapel Paranormal Society Victorian horror series and award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series on the fog-shrouded cobblestones of 36 Craven Street.

The discovery of bricked up skeletal remains at 36 Craven Street point to something more diabolical than an illegal anatomy school. The tool marks on the bones, arcane sigils of great power, indicate more than mere butchery, more than enlightened experimentation. The signs, omens, and portents support the crown's greatest fears. A great evil is being unleashed upon the gaslit streets of London, a blood-drenched shadow reaching skeletal fingers beyond the slums of Whitechapel.

We must stamp out this demonic plague for the sake of our Queen, our Country, and our immortal souls. - Cora Drummond, Whitechapel Paranormal Society

Collecting human souls is a thankless job, nearly as tedious as acting as solicitor to the fae. But when the demon Forneus enters an opium den searching for men eager to trade their souls for the ill-smelling weed, he stumbles on a plot so devious, so heinous, he's jealous that he hadn't thought of it himself.

There's nothing like a maniacal plot to unleash Hell on earth to break the boredom of immortality. - Forneus, Grand Marquis of Hell

The Whitechapel Paranormal Society series is a Victorian horror "dreadpunk" series set in London's East End. The Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series is an award-winning urban fantasy series known for heart-pounding action, quirky characters, and supernatural horrors.

Whitechapel Paranormal Society novels Eeper Weeper and One for Sorrow coming July and October 2019


My opinion:
           I loved the Ivy Granger series so i was curious about this series but it's sure really different. This book ( and series?) is really more horror than Ivy Granger's one, it's really dark  both in the events happening but also in the character's mentality.

The Whitechapel Paranormal Society is a group of women with special abilities who are part of the force but in secret focus on the supernatural elements. They have their male counterpart but those really looks down on them and even try to hinder their work...their misogynist point of view though understandable in a historical period still started to bother me after a time because they get the job done and even with all those men must have seen with paranormal they still can't respect them? even a minimum?  it's frustrating.

The intrigue is the start of something bigger and the mystery is really well written, really dark too. The different characters are interesting but we focus on Cora and Flan more than on the others so we see little of their powers but it's tempting so we want to discover more about them and how they choose that job , discovered their abilities etc.

That being said some point bothered me more. First at time , i i had the feeling to have missed something as the situation jump to another without really an explanation or link even if we go back to track just after  it's like something was missing. Then the relationship between Cora and Flan bothered me....somehow i think it would it would have been better if they were just friends or colleagues , the lover part even if not too developed sounded wrong . I don't know if it's because we get the feeling it's part historical and at that time while homosexuality existed it wasn't done in public or because it give the feeling no male characters could be good enough, open minded to these abilities....it just wasn't necessary for the story in my opinion.


But if that doesn't bother you and if you love dark urban fantasy with ghosts and demons this is really  a good horror book just probably not for me



Score:  3,5/5

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

mardi 25 juin 2019

The Paramedic 's Angel ( Extreme Medical Services 2) by Jamie Davis

Hello to all,

             While in the middle of an heat wave, i did manage to read a little which slowly improves my mood as well (little achiements do boost you) so since i really loved book 1 in the Extreme Medical Services and that the ending was too abrupt i jumped on book 2 to read them back to back which is what i recommend you to do ( thanks for the bundle you can even do it at a lesser price.)

Happy reading

Publisher: Jamie Davis
Publication: 2016
ASIN:  B01BN08AWA
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, medical, shifter, fae, vampire
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+


Description from goodreads :

 Paramedic Dean Flynn is finally getting used to his Unusual ambulance patients, the creatures of myth and legend who live among us all. But with werewolves, vampires, fairies and more as his 911 patients, is he ready for an Unusual in his personal life? Ashley Moore is not just an ER nurse, she is a heavenly angel on earth, sent to help Dean solve the mystery of the hate crime attacks on his patient community. The Cause is determined to undermine the Unusual community, scare them into a starting a race war, and expose them to their human neighbors. Will Dean be able to juggle the professional challenges of serving his patients, the personal challenges of having an angel in his life, and still find those at the root of these crimes?


Read the rest of this exciting paranormal emergency medical adventure romance series with book 1, Extreme Medical Services and the prequel novella The Vampire and the Paramedic. Both are available wherever you buy ebooks


My opinion:
          This isn't a standalone at all so you must have read book 1 minimum , the prequel could also be read before but it also works after as we do get glimpse of event told in this book that makes us want to read it if we haven't do so yet but still we are not lacking anything if we wait longer.
In fact, this story start just were book 1 stopped so we are immediately in the action and that's great, even better if read back to back.

In this instalment we do get some medical actions ( still some big ones), some sweet moments even, but less than in book 1 as we focus on the actual threat and we get to see how it could be even worse and deep. On the plus side we do learn more about unusual as well as we are discovering about the Eldara and learning with Dean, who made his choice.

This story immerses us more into the winding of the system and what is happening behind the scenes with some informations putting us on edge about what is coming. This time the ending is less abrupt since we are not in the middle of an intervention but it still let us on edge for the next one in the series. I do prefer that to an abrupt cliffhanger.

I really liked this second book and want more.



Score:  4,5/5


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


jeudi 20 juin 2019

Extreme Medical Services ( Extreme Medical Services book 1) by Jamie Davis

Hello to all!

It's soon the weekend but we still have to work before that short break so i decided to share with you my opinion on a book i just discovered thanks to a freebie ( you cans till get it if you hurry) and sometimes with those we find pearls.

Really it was a wonderful promising start a series i plan to continue so without more delay if you love urban fantasy and medical tv show this should be just the book for you!

Happy Reading
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication: 2015
ASIN: B014Q1EVEO
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, vampires, shifters,
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: free ebook

Short description from goodreads :

 Read the book described by one reader as "Like Grimm With Paramedics." Follow the exploits of new paramedic Dean Flynn as he gets assigned to a backwater station no one has ever heard of, Station U. He soon learns that his unusual patients are far from normal. They are the creatures of myth and legend. His tough, experienced paramedic trainer Brynne is determined to teach him everything she knows. With vampires, werewolves, witches and fairies as patients, will he survive? Will they?



My opinion:
          I really love the mix between urban fantasy and the medical part, it was a refreshing point of view and we are getting the opportunity to meet a lot of different paranormal creatures.  Dean is a young new paramedic who wants action but he never imagined to be assigned to a unit for unusual (aka paranormal) patients. With problem nearly normal for a paramedic: asthma attack, cardiac arrest, dishydratation etc but pertaining unusual people ( vampire, shifters etc)...it's a bit overwhelming at first but thankfully his mentor Brynne is not new to the job and it's subtleties. Dean is really good student but we glimpse deep down also a very gentle heart and good soul covered by a lot of determination ( a excellent combination fora paramedic i guess)

It's full of action and mystery with twists and intrigue behind the specific interventions scenes that are wonderfully written immersing us in the paramedic world easily and making us ( at least me) want more. I could easily imagine a tv series made from this book it could be fascinating!

My only disappointment is the cliffhanger ...we are getting deeper into what is happening and then after a big info  we are left waiting for book 2....thankfully it's already release with a few others so no need to wait before getting your hand on it help.....because this series may be very addictive if it continues with this quality.


A great surprise.

Score:  4/5

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

lundi 17 juin 2019

A Ghostly Suspect (Ghostly Southern Mysteries 8 ) by Tonya Kappes [early review]

Hello to all!!!


For the first sunny and dry day of this month ( it was really time even if the reprieve is extra short with new storms tomorrow) i decided to share with you my opinion on another book that releases this week so you can preorder or jump on it as soon as it's available.

It's book 8 in a series i really enjoy from Tonya Kappes: the Ghosthly Southern Mysteries series with Emma Lee the unlucky Betweener. It's really a great time for the release because it's the kind of great funny cozy mystery we enjoy taking with us on vacation this one is no exception.

Happy reading
Publisher: Tonya Kappes
Publication: 2019
Genre: cozy mystery, southern, paranormal mystery
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads/amazon :

 A funeral, a ghost, a murder . . . It's all in a day's work for Emma Lee Raines . . .
especially when the ghost turns out to be someone very dear to her heart. Debbie Dually, psychic and friend who has guided Emma Lee since the she was bopped on the head from a falling plastic Santa, local undertaker Emma Lee Raines is told she's suffering from “funeral trauma.”

Debbie Dually is the one who informed Emma Lee that she wasn't crazy, she was a Betweener, someone who can communicate with ghosts with the not-so-dearly departed. In fact, she told Emma Lee how she was the only one that could help solve their murder to help them rest in eternal peace.

This time Debbie Dually finds herself needing Emma's help. This means solving her own murder.
Emma goes deep undercover as a fake psychic in order to see into the past and help Debbie cross over. Emma Lee doesn't realize this opens up a whole can of new Betweener clients that refuse to leave her alone.

When Emma Lee is tagged as the number one suspect in Debbie Dually's death, her handsome state trooper boyfriend, Jack Henry, has no choice but to come back to Whispering Falls and get to the bottom of what is going on before it's too late and Emma Lee goes to the state pen for a very long time.


My opinion:
          Poor Emma, being a betweener sure is never easy and it does impact a life a lot...this time it's her "mentor" who is found dead and since they were seen together just before Emma is the suspect. Thankfully she still has support in Granny ( using her charms to get her an lawyer), Jack henry, her lover,  and Mazie her new "assistant".

This book is a great addition top the series but could easily be read as stand alone too  which makes it just even better. As each time we have a lot of humour in it, lot of investigation and action and just the right dose of romance to make it a page turner we devour in one sitting. The twists were really well done to keep us second guessing culprits.

I really loved this book but i admit some of Debbie 's predictions made me quite worried and impatient for next book . It's no clihhanger , this investigation is solved but we just get a good hint about some question and possible events we just want more.

So once again a perfect cozy mystery with a great southern setting not to be missed!!

Score:  4,5/5

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