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


mercredi 5 février 2020

Pecan Pies and Dead Guys ( Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries 7) by Angie Fox

Hello to all,


           Since i needed to relax and had a little time i decided to try to get up to date in some of my favourite series and this is the first step ( and i have no regret really ^^) so today book 7 in the  Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series by Agie Fox... let's follow Verity's adventures once more!!

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Moose Island Books, LLC
Publication: 2018
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: paranormal cozy mystery
Violence: mild

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


Description from goodreads :

 Sometimes Verity Long would like to forget that she lives with the ghost of a 1920s gangster. But the reluctant housemates must once again work together when a dead detective blackmails Frankie into helping him solve a Great Gatsby-era cold case. Before she can say “bathtub gin,” Verity is dragged straight into a raging, otherworldly house party. Worse, every guest is hiding something.

Meanwhile, Ellis Wydell, Verity’s living, breathing boyfriend needs Verity’s help with a police case of his own. After a dead body is discovered near the pecan orchard, Verity gives her insights, thinking her job is done. But when mysterious pecan pies start arriving at her house, she wonders who might be thanking her… or stalking her.

Between hard-living ghosts and sugar-laden desserts, Verity has her work cut out for her. But will she uncover the secrets behind the pecan pies and dead guys? Or has she stumbled upon a recipe for disaster?





My opinion:
          This was so interesting  as we got several investigations in one and so well written to keep us on edge until the big finale. I really loved the investigation about the murder in the '20  when Verity is there it's really like we are living history  so yes there is a case to solve but i always love to see all the background as well  as Angie Fox really makes it alive and impressive.

So in real/present time Verity is trying to help her boyfriend Ellis with a strange death near an orchard not only the victim isn't from Sugarland and its identity is unknow but even her death is strange ( thus why Ellis ask Verity"s help) . If that wasn' t enough  she is confronter to her ex Beau with his new girlfriend as well as of course the devil  Virginia mother of said boys. ....it's impossible not to dislike that woman really who keeps judging Verity responsible for every action her boys takes.

Beside those " mundane" worries,  Verity find herself  trying to investigate a murder from 1928  that took place during 3 days festivities at a huge mansion now abandonned...if that 3nights limit wasn't stressful enough she must work with ghost detective that tries to solve that case since its death and he isn't helping. He came to have Frankie help but he didn't ask nicely it's either help me, succeed and you may get compensation or fail and i will torture you for eternity. Verity is just a living human, he doesn't care a  bit for her opinion and thinks of her more like a burden than anything else. However, since Verity and Frankie are stuck together  they must succeed if they want to be free  and in peace so pressure is high but risks and dangers are even bigger.

This was fabulous!!!  i do recommend you to read this in order but eventually this one could be read as stand alone still as you get info about what happened and it really focus on these investigation more than on Frankie past so it's well.

Fantastic cozy mystery to keep you entertained when it's cold outside but you will want the next book immediately after this one for sure.


Score:  4/5

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

vendredi 31 janvier 2020

Devil in the Details ( Ivy Granger 3.75)

Hello to all,

                          today i'm sharing with you my opinion on a novella in the Ivy Granger series and honestly after reading this i just want more.

Happy Reading!





Genre: Paranormal , urban fantasy
Editor:
Sacred Oaks Press
Langage:mild
Sex: none
Violence: mild
How i got this book: earc


 Description: This is a novella from the univers of Ivy Granger  first released as part of an anthology.

Summary: Be careful what you wish for...

Ivy Granger, psychic detective and unlikely protector of Harborsmouth, must uncover the source of her beloved demon child's illness before it's too late.

Devil in the Details is a delightful new urban fantasy short story set in the award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series by E.J. Stevens. Longtime fans and first-time readers will enjoy this tantalizing glimpse into the world of Ivy Granger, featuring Ivy, Sparky, Jinx, and Forneus.

Originally published in The Final Summons anthology.


My opinion: I absolutely love it.  Yes it's a bit too short but it's so good, we can see how deeply loving and loyal Ivy is to her family no matter how said family was built together. The title couldn't fit better either it's just perfect.

This novella was also great to see how the characters have evolved and how some relationship grew...
to recommend to all lover of the series for sure for a short but great reading time that will leave you smiling.


Score : 5/5


jeudi 30 janvier 2020

Heart Strike ( Project Kobra 3) by Tracy Cooper-Posey

Hello to all,

                  We continue with some new release but in a series i loved since the beginning only i can't recommend it enough to read Project Kobra in order as we get more info in each book and it's better not to miss anything.


Happy Reading
Publisher: Stories Rule Press
Publication: 2020
ISBN13:  9781772639896
Genre: romantic suspense, romantic Thriller
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: earc



Description from goodreads :

 She’s American, he’s Russian. No one wants them to be together.

As a victim of the Kobra’s bomb, and with unique access to classified information, Fabian Santiago isn’t content with justice being delivered someday. When the Seven Seas unit bogs down in trivia she heads to Ukraine to find the Kobra herself.

When she falls—literally—into the arms of Mischa Sokolov, a charming Russian living in Kiev, their affair is so heated she is distracted from her very personal mission…until she leans that Mischa is not quite what he seems, and that her coming to Ukraine is shaking apart decades old conspiracies…

This romantic thriller is the third book in the Project Kobra series.


My opinion:
          Once again we get a very good intrigue, i loved Mischa he is loyal but not close minded and he is very kind. When discovering a woman in need of help he does offer it without  having  hidden goals. It surprising how its past didn't make him a bitter man cautious but no bitter that show how strong willed he is. Fabian...i liked her less i admire her persistence and her courage but she is a bit too self centered and naive as well...i mean she really believe the bombing was targeting her  but at the same time she thinks that she can search for the culprit without catching the interest of the bad guys....it makes no sense to me so it took time to warm to her.

We do get more info on the Kobra with this book but we still focus on Mischa and Fabian adventure most, i loved how both intrigues were well balanced. We meet again the past characters as well and we see how good they are at their job when together so it was really great to follow them as well.

Now to really get into the story i recommend to read this series in order but when you do it's a excellent thriller full of action with a touch of romance with a lot of tension!

to recommend.



Score:  4,5/5

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

mardi 28 janvier 2020

Scorched grounds (Normal Alabama 2) by Debbie Herbert

Hello to all!

                      today i'm sharing with you my point of view on the new Debbie Herbert 's book, my first thriller of the year.

Happy reading

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication: 2020
ISBN:  1542005868
Genre: Thriller, suspense, romantic suspense
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: earc


Description from goodreads :

 From bestselling author Debbie Herbert comes a chilling, fast-paced story about family tragedy and confronting what terrifies us most.

In the eighteen years since her father went to prison for killing her mother and brother, Della Stallings has battled a crippling phobia. Her fear only grows when her father’s released. She still believes he killed her family, but the police don’t have enough evidence to arrest him again.

When new grisly murders occur—each bearing the telltale signs that seem to implicate her father—Della begins to wonder if the real murderer is still out there. Could her father have been framed?

To find the truth, Della must face her greatest fears and doubts—not only to find justice for her family but to ensure her own survival.




My opinion:
          This book was a certainly very intense read....it put me on edge and  with the winds blowing outside it could have been perfect in a halloween night really gripping, dark , twisted....an excellent thriller. While this is part of a series set in the same city this is a real stand alone i didn't know there was another book but nothing felt like missing it's a complete independent story.

The author uses different point of views to tell us what is happening and they  blend together perfectly to create a very dark and stressful ambiance to have the reader on edge, fearing for Della and unable to have the feeling he knows who the culprit is as many twists and the different point have view have you doubting yourself after  every chapter.


It's really a great read but  for me the ending wasn't satisfactory enough...i can't tell you a lot more if i don't want to spoil it but  justice wasn't complete in my opinion  but otherwise it's a great  really great thriller.

Score:  4/5

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

lundi 27 janvier 2020

Nevermore ( Raven Crawford 2) by J.C. McKenzie

Hello to all,

                   Since i got very sick end of 2019 and early this year i'm late to review some books and fo that i'm sorry i will try to get up to date fast as some really deserve the spotlight.
Today i'm sharing with you my opinion on Nevermore second book in the Raven Crawford series by J.C.McKenzie...book 1 surprised me by it's originality this one keep the quality and just makes you want to discover more.


Happy Reading!
Publisher: JCM Publications
Publication: 2019
ASIN:  B07ZDGY88J
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

  Rundown waitress, part-time private investigator, and half-fae shifter, Raven Crawford, always gets the opposite of what she wants most. She works two jobs but can’t pay the bills. Her confrontation with Queen Lloth has unexpected and unfortunate consequences, and her love life is a hot mess.

With failure and disappointment honed to painful perfection, Raven’s life is riddled with complications, including her troublesome attraction to the lethal Lord of Shadows. When her latest case leads to a group hell-bent on destruction, she must decide who to trust. Will she choose wisely, or will she fail once again and become the next casualty in a war between the Mortal Realm and the Underworld



My opinion:
          A very good urban fantasy story ,  it could perhaps be read even if you haven't gotten book 1 first but i really recommend you to read in order to see how the characters evolve and  to get a better immersion in this universe which get a little darker with each book.

It's a great mix of shifters, fae, mythology figures etc but of course also some humans not all of them with good intentions. This time Raven discover slowly the consequences of what she did in book 1 while the god of war gives her more tasks to achieve....Poor Raven has several missions colliding and she must learn her new powers faster than she could imagine.

The action is fast, there are some humour but also a lot of tension, we discover more about what is happening in the human realms and we get a cliffhanger that keep us on edge for book 3

If you want a great urban fantasy series a little dark with lot of supernatural creatures some very original, this is the perfect series for you but to read in order.



Score:  4,5/5

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