mercredi 9 février 2022

Review Like Silence ( the others 6, World of the Others1) by Anne Bishop

 Hello to all, 


There are some books or series that make such a strong impression on you that  you hesitate to try the spin off or sequels.... i absolutely loved "The Others" series by Anne Bishop ( i have it in Hardback and paperback^^ , french version and english ones) i even reread it several times  which is not sometimes i do that often or so soon after a first read....

When Lake Silence release part of me was happy to have more of a universe i came to enjoy a lot but i feared i would be disappointed because it was not the usual cast of characters i've come to love so i did get the paperback but somehow i did not dare reading it yet....time flow and it was still on my tbr pile when  a friend send me a copy...-now that's something i absolutely don't mind when i have a favourite book having two copy can be great especially if book get borrowed or read too often - but i realized it was time i gave it a try  and now i just regret having waited so long!


Publisher: Ace Books 
Publication: 2019
ISBN:  0399587268
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+


Description from goodreads :

In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, an inn owner and her shape-shifting lodger find themselves enmeshed in danger and dark secrets.

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others--vampires, shape-shifters, and even deadlier paranormal beings. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget....

After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near
Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns such as Vicki's don't have any distance from the Others, the dominant predators who rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what is out there watching you.

Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe--one of the shape-shifting Others--discovers a murdered man, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, ancient forces are roused by the disturbance in their domain. They have rules that must not be broken--and all the destructive powers of nature at their command. 

  


I waited to read this one because i loved the main series so much that i was afraid to be disappointed but that fear was stupid....The author manage to get us back in the universe with sometimes a link to the main group but ,while we are in a completely new village we know some of the characters like Ilya and Natasha if we read the main series. If we are starting the universe with this book perhaps it could be a little confusing at first but soon we are so engrossed into the story that nothing else matter.

I loved Vicki , she is respectful of the others even before meeting some and while she has strong panic attacks due to her past she still try to protect others and it was admirable. I totally love Julian the bookstore owner....he also had a very difficult past as an Inuit but still stay a protector he does not look for revenge and he can be so tender with Vicki.
Grimshaw is an excellent police officer but he is independant and that does not work in his favor....except when he suddenly posted at Sproing ....meeting back with Julian who he worked with at the academy gives him his first ally but soon his need to protect show him how to work to others because he also wants to protect them even if he does not realise it at first. He is really open minded and a good human alpha.

Both Vicki and grimshaw ( even if he had some experience it was not that intensive) are quite new to the wild country, they are learning the rules and what is expected of them ..when a group comes to try to change the rules set by the Elders and put Vicki in danger it's the whole city that could be paying the price so Grimshaw is determined to pretect the village now under his responsability and Vicki who slowly built an important place in the community as a links to the others.

Full of tension, suspense sometimes gruesome scenes ( others know how to make a mess) this is an excellent urban fantasy story that could be read as stand alone ( but you just want more believe me)

I would love to read more about them so knowing book 3 will be about Sproing again makes me quite impatient.

vendredi 28 janvier 2022

Review of Vendetta ( Dealdly curiosities 2) by Gail Z Martin

 hi,

somehow while i absolutely love this series  i missed reading book two which stayed on my shelves and book 3........that had to be corrected so i put this on my TBR pile challenge and i'm so happy i did ! Really i loved this second instalment and now i just want more so i definitively will try to read book 3 and the shorts stories i have


Publisher: Solaris
Publication: 2015
ISBN:  1781084033
Genre: urban fantasy, supernatural, ghosts, magic, lgtb ( light)
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+


Description from goodreads :




The engaging follow up to the urban fantasy series set in CharlestonSouth Carolina.

BLOOD FEUD

Someone very powerful is trying to destroy Sorren and everyone he cares about. That puts Cassidy, Teag and Trifles and Folly in the cross-hairs, against an unknown enemy with strong magic and significant resources.

Sorren has spent centuries shutting down the plans of powerful immortals, dark warlocks and supernatural creatures, and now he’s got to figure out which of those many enemies is out to get him before they pick off his friends one by one and come after him to finish an immortal vendetta.

My review:

Oh Whoahhhhh that was quite a ride! I love this universe so i was determined to read what i had missed even if honestly this work as a great stand alone but you get so addicted to each character that you want to read more about them
anyway it was high time i read book 2 and i enjoyed every second of it even if tissues were needed at some point, this is wonderfully written to keep you on edge and you don't want to miss any element or information so i was glued to my book not wanting to let go for anything.

Cassidy and Teag are confronted to surpernatural bad creatures that's not something new to them ( even if they are still beginners) but this time the threat is above their leage and they need lot of help between people disappearing, unrest ghosts ( not one or two the whole of them), attack of demon, bombs.... they don't know where to give priority and it seems very personnal when other places owned by Sorren get destroyed or attacked everywhere in the world.

I loved how Cassidy did not give up and how she could understand Sorren, Teag was fabulous and i loved to see how Anthony was willing to do his best because of his love for him....really it was simply perfect mix of emotions, suspense, high tension and actions.... i just wan more

a series not to be missed if you love urban fantasy, wampire and magic with a good dosis of history and don't mind some m/m romance but it's secondary to the main story and not the focus and not graphic at all


jeudi 20 janvier 2022

New release Code Name : Virgo ( Zodiac Tactical 2) by Janie Crouch

 Hello to all, 


        today i'm sharing with you my opinion on a new release in a series ( and universe) i really enjoy the Zodiac tactical series and book 2 code name :Virgo


Publisher: Janie Crouch
Publication: 2022
Genre: romantic suspense, military romance
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
source: earc

Description from goodreads :

  My code name is Virgo. The stars say I’m practical, honest, stubborn as hell.

Guilty as charged.

Zodiac Tactical is the company that gave me a second chance. We guard, protect, rescue...eliminate the threat when nobody else can. And as a former SEAL, I’m good at those things. Good with weapons, good with missions.

But with people...not so good.

So when a gruesome enemy takes Bronwyn Rourke, one of Zodiac’s newest young recruits—with blue eyes that take up nearly her whole damn face—I shouldn’t take it personally. Shouldn’t allow her to consume my every thought and become my only mission.

They took her because they thought she was alone. Easy prey. That no one would fight for her.

They were wrong.

My code name is Virgo. And I will grind my enemy to dust to bring her home.

•••
USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author Janie Crouch brings you that story you've been looking for to escape everyday reality—romantic suspense that will leave you breathless. She needs a hero. He'll have to remember how to be one.
Dive in today! (less)

My review:

I really loved to see the relationship between the two leads and how Sarge was attentive to Bronwyn and what she went through no rushing it and trying to find the best solution for her ( oh the ranch i would love to read more about it)

The only thing i really hated was Wilson.....man he is against Zodiac for he means they employ but he is willing to torture a civilian, a victim to get what he wants? yes save people but that's what zodiac do while taking care of people so Wilson in my eyes is a bad guy i would like to see suffer and we will see what he would like to be done to be saved....grr..

really a great series to follow and i love the interaction and links with the other series it makes a formidable univers to discover with excellent world building


lundi 17 janvier 2022

2022: The return

 Hello to all.....


                     I admid the covid world situation had me a bit depressed and that made me put the blog on break to avoid more pressure ....but i did not stop reading even if my TBR pile did not get lighter at all so i decided to start 2022 with some challenge but light pressure one.

First one the 2022 TBR pile challenge hosted by RoofBeamReader.com , i participated some year ago so it's a good one to get back on track.



My list for this challenge :

1. Vendetta (2015) by Gail Z Martin

2. Chase the Dark ( 2014) by Annette Marie

3. Bind the Soul ( 2015) by Annette Marie

4. After Dark  ( 2000) by Jayne Castle

5.A Ghost of a Chance  ( 2019) by debbie Cassidy

6. The Rookie ( 2020)  by Kimberly Kincaid

7. Magic for Nothing  ( 2017) by Seanan McGuire

8. Elemental Mating ( A.L.F.A. 1) ( 2017)  by Milly Taiden 

9. Demon Slayer t6 ( 2017)  by Koyoharu Gotouge

10. Lake Silence ( 2018)  by Anne Bishop

11. Wild Country ( 2019)  by Anne Bishop

12. Demon Slayer t7 ( 2017) by Koyoharu Gotouge


alternates:

1:Mercenary instinct  ( 2014) by Ruby Liondrake

2: Mating Needs  ( 2017) by Milly Taiden 



Are you participating in any challenge?

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