lundi 27 mars 2017

Fixin' To Die (Kenni Lowry 1) by Tonya Kappes

Hello to all,


                Here Carnaval is in full activity which means nearly no sleep (the fact we lost 1h isn't helping) but it also means more reading time at least when my mind isn't too focused on sleep.
For the next week i will try to share with you opinion on some books for which a new release is coming in the next days or weeks so you can eb ready for those.

Today i'm starting with the first book in the Kenni Lowry Series by Tonya Kappes, which is an author i adore as you know.

Happy reading!!!
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication: 2016
ISBN:  1635110378
Genre: cozy mystery, paranormal
Violence: mild

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


Description from goodreads :

Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town’s previous sheriff, has been scaring off any would-be criminals since she was elected. When the town’s most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin’ for justice by nabbing the culprits.

With the help of her Poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must solve both cases and prove to the whole town, and herself, that she’s worth her salt before time runs out.


My opinion:
          It was a real pleasure for me to discover this series, i have loved all what i was lucky to read so far from Tonya Kappes and this is no exception. This series is a cozy mystery mixing investigation with a touch of paranormal and the whole is perfectly  balanced making it a very enjoyable story.

Kenni Lowry is the sheriff of her small city and not everyone is happy about that. However, Kenni is following in her poppa's steps and she really loves her job. When a murder, then a robbery occur the citizens are all over themselves and it's Kenni's job to find the culprit(s) and bring back the peace.  Calling into the help of the State Reserve officer , she receives Finn as a temporary deputy  and she isn't too indifferent to his charms thankfully he is also very competent.
After asking for his help she also get the visit ( and help) from her Poppa as a ghost making appearances at the most inadequate time but still being of a great comfort to her.

I loved how the investigation took place in the small city and how Kenni had to learn to separate  friends from suspects . While i had my suspicion the author manage to twists some situation to make your doubt your instincts and surprise you with her revelations.

All together it's a really great series that i plan to continue, i just would have loved if Kenni adjusted herself quicker to her Poppa appearances.




Score:  4,5/5

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

jeudi 9 mars 2017

Nephilim Falling: a Trenton Investigations prequel by Felicia Beasley

Hello to all!!!

                   It's not often that i post two reviews per week but Nephilim Falling release this week and i was lucky to get an arc so i had to share my opinion on it even if i wasn't really sure how to express it at first..yes some books are like that

Happy reading!
Publisher: Felicia Beasley
Publication: 2017
ASIN:  B01MZE3R3D
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, investigation
Violence: strong

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

Description from goodreads :

  They say demons and angels don’t mix. I say people should mind their own damn business.

My brother, Damian, has been my rock ever since mom left. Didn’t matter to him that I was a lowly half-demon while angel blood flowed through his veins. I was his and he was mine.

But nothing lasts forever.

He wants me to go to college. I’d rather fight a hundred sentinels than lead a boring, safe life hiding who I am. So when a nephilim goes missing, I go behind Damian’s back to find the teen. Maybe if I can solve the case, he will upgrade me to his partner in crime solving.

As bodies begin to drop, I realize I’m in way over my head. But there’s no way I’m going to admit that, not when my future hangs in the balance. Instead, I set my eyes on recruiting the help of the new kid. Lucas is arrogant, sexy, and persistently trying to get my number.

He’s also a nephilim. Off-limits, no matter how good he looks flinging fireballs.

Then again, I was never good at resisting temptation

My opinion:
          A great investigation in a universe where nephilim, angel, demon, etc are among us and not everyone is happy about that. Sentinels area  group of supposed humans who hunt the paranormal being , despising them when they are "kind" they put them in ghetto, prison most often they simply kill without asking question. Because of that reality, Nephilim ( descendant from angel) or damion ( descendant from demon) are hiding... not really accepted by their parent side they are left to fend for themselves and don't mix together.

However Damian is different he is a nephilim working as a PI for both groups and he protect his sister who is a half demon... he is courageous, super protective and has a lot of responsabilities but Lexi isn't that little anymore and she wants to be his partner not just the little sister...when case of missing nephilim appears she goes behind his back to find and punish the culprit. She is determined, intelligent and loyal i loved that about her.
To have a little chance and because of the circumstances, she end up with the new boy at school as her partner: Lucas who is also a nephilim and one so , so sexy. He is hiding part of his part but he is really attracted to Lexi, showing some interesting powers when needed.


The investigation is really well done, some part of the story end on cliffhanger but this is a prequel so i hope we will learn more later.I guess the only thing i regretted a little was how quickly Lexi and Lucas became intimate... yes she is 18 not 15 (even if she sure acts like it) and with the story it make sense but somehow i would have wanted her to think more.

I liked Damian....perhaps it's why i'm not that happy with what happen....Wes his partner is definitively funny and despite his looks he sure care for Lexi. i hope to see more of him
definitively a series i would be happy to follow as there are still a lot to discover.

Score:  3,5/5


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

mardi 7 mars 2017

Kill Without Mercy ( ARES Security 1) by Alexandra Ivy

Hello to all!!!!


           Time is definitively flying with my birthday at the corner but at the same time i find myself strangely zen ( or resigned) with all  the administrative trouble i'm under  i have no energy left for unnecessary stress. Fortunately, despite juggling with the appointments and numerous calls to make i found the time to read and really good friends to provide me with said books (thanks!!!)

So i have been reading my chritsmas/ new year book and  this time i picked one from an author i already know but in another genre ( paranormal) this time it was mostly a military suspense romance ( with bit of supernatural) and i was longing for some suspense romance without knowing it so i couldn't resist trying this new series. Next one will be another genre again as i'm varying this month



Happy reading
Publisher: Zebra
Publication: 2015
ISBN:  1420137557
Genre: romantic suspense,military
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: gift ( thanks Carien!!!!)


Description from goodreads :

 From the hellhole of a Taliban prison to sweet freedom, five brave military heroes have made it home—and they’re ready to take on the civilian missions no one else can. Individually they’re intimidating. Together they’re invincible. They’re the men of ARES Security.

Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather’s small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he's eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can't just walk away—not when she’s clearly in danger…

There’s a mysterious serial killer on the loose with a link to Annie’s dark past. And the closer he gets, the deeper Rafe’s instinct to protect kicks in. But even with his considerable skill, Annie’s courage, and his ARES buddies behind him, the slaying won’t stop. Now it’s only a matter of time before Annie’s next—unless they can unravel a history of deadly lies that won’t be buried.

My opinion:
          I do love military romance suspense and in this one the suspense is well done. To start, i loved that we got a little description of all the men in the team right in the prologue...of course we only get the minimum at that point but it was great as we could immediately feel a connection to them and jump into the story without wondering who was who.

All the member of ARES suffered a lot and that created such a strong tie between them that they would do everything for each other. Because no one understand them as well as they do they decided to use their speciality to built together a security firm ARES.

Rafe is the head of the team, the one that keep them together and ARES was his idea....however before they can start he is called to clean his grandfather house which has been sold and that leads him to Iowa. There he meets a woman and his instincts kick in. he always followed his gut so when he discover that Annie has vision he isn't surprised and doesn't take that for lies. He believes her and try to see how it could help.

Annie 's past is dark...daughter of a serial killer ( or supposed one as he wasn't judged but killed when arrested) she got into the system as a child and she had to hide her gift because no one wants a little girl seeing murder in her head. Years later when the vision start again  she has to make sure it's nightmare not vision and if it's vision she wants to save those girl....but coming back in the city where all happened isn't as easy as she thoughts and with new murders she is even suspected....When a good looking and protective man as Rafe interfere she isn't sure she can trust him or herself around him at first. However as the danger grow they will have to trust each other.

I loved how  they took their time, oki in a sense they do get together too rapidly but  they strengthen it  progressively. They are attracted to each other but love comes later.
The investigation was well done with some good twists.

i really liked this story and i'm curious to read the rest of the series because if this book focused on Rafe and a serial killer, another member of the team is receiving strange messages and it's something i want to learn more about.


Score:  4/5


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



Are you enjoying one genre more than another this month?

lundi 27 février 2017

Southern Spirits ( Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries 1) Angie Fox

Hi everybody!!!

                       While Carnaval is taking place in different areas in my country and in the world, mine will only take place in one month at the end of March so i savour the calm^^.
And since it was calm i did manage to read more than i hoped so i'm really happy to introduce you today to a new series ( for me at least) but an author i already enjoyed a lot: Angie Fox and her Ghost hunter Mysteries series. If you are lucky you can get the first book free....you will love it but first more details.

Happy reading

Publisher: Angie fox
Publication: 2015
ISBN13:  9781939661203
Genre: cozy mystery, paranormal, ghosts, romance
Violence: mild

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

Description from goodreads :

 When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.

Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity put an end to the disturbances. But soon Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.

There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?



My opinion:
          Funny but so much more! I really loved  this story...Verity is such a great heroine, she is strong, determined, loyal and not a damsel in distress.... I love how she stand up for herself even if it didn't really help with her ex who is taking all he can from her ( i sure do hope he will get what he deserves later in the story...i want him to suffer....)
now we only hear about him  so far but believe me you will hate him right on the spot.

Ellis is so different from his brother but at first he just thinks as does his family, fortunately being teh black sheep he opens up quickly and he is quite open minded really...not sure everyone would react as he dopes when learning there is a ghost speaking.

So after having sold all what was inside her grandmother house that she inherited to pay her ex Beau, Verity is devasted at the idea to have to sell the house...however while cleaning an ugly vase her ex left her she inadvertently imprison her ghost Frankie as it wasn't a vase but an urn holding his ashes. Stuck together for the time being the ghost of an gangster and Verity do their best to save the house and in the process Frankie allow her to see in the spirit realms and to speak to ghosts not only seeing them. With his "gift"  Verity is thrown into an adventure trying to find old treasures but also solve murders to appease some poltergeist.

Frankie is funny and i don't think he appreciates his family a lot ( because yes he is an ancestor of the ex). He protect Verity and i liked their relationship. The other ghosts are also interesting ( i did learn a bit of history). However for me the investigation was solved a little too quickly  for me-i was suspecting someone very early and i got the vilain right- the space of the book though is perfect. Verity and Ellis relationship or in fact simply trust this far build slowly, we learn about the ghost space and about each of them all while investigating.... really well done

I will be delighted to continue this series for sure and you will probably come to love Lucy but i will let you discover who it is. This is a fantastic paranormal cozy mystery with a touch of romance and humour



Score:  4,5/5


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

samedi 25 février 2017

Lola: A " Not-Quite" Witchy love Story; Magic and Mayhem (Kindle worlds Novella ) Julia Mills

Hi everyone!


                 Today i'm not doing things as i would have wanted....first i wanted to post this earlier this week but time flew and....it's kind of a sequel and i still haven't posted my opinion on book 1 ( but you will get it soon don't worry).
Anyway, this can be read alone so it's not a problem and it's a new release so even better...

Happy reading

Publisher: Kindle Worlds
Publication: 2017
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: paranormal romance, humour, comedy
Violence: mild

Language: strong
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: arc


Description from goodreads :

  The Asscrack Gang and I are about to get busy!

Being single in a world where everything is thorn-covered roses and bags of bloody bones sucks! Heidi’s got Hunter, Bert’s got Luci…hell, even Lucifer’s got Trixie and then there’s me, the sexiest alter ego this side of Purgatory… stuck inside a Hellhound who’s happier than a zombie at the body farm in her new wedded bliss. Sure, Heidi and her Hunkie Hellhound hump like rabbits getting ready for Easter but even that’s gotten boring. I need to get out, see the Underworld, sow my wild oats. I mean, a girl’s gotta get hers while the gettin’s good, am I right?

It’s taken six long months of bitchin’… I mean persuading, but Heidi’s finally agreed to let me have a body of my own. So, it’s back into the Lady Bug Express and off to West Virginia, but this time we’re avoiding the crazy Aunties and heading straight for Asscrack. Zelda, the next Baba Yaga and Almighty Shifter Wanker has agreed to help. She plans to yank me outta Heidi and shove me into a fresh new body before the next full moon. Then it’s bingo bango, Lola’s gonna get her groove on.

It looks like I might even end up with some powers, seems Katie, the chickie whose skin will now be mine, was a witch before she hocused when she should have pocused. I might have to sidestep her sisters and hideout from some vamps but it'll all be worth it. Imagine the possibilities… me with magic. I’m positively giddy at the idea.

The plan is flawless. I mean, come on, what could go wrong?


My opinion:
          If you need to laugh and only have time for a novella this one should be perfect for you. Could be better if you read Heidi first but it's not even necessarily you can be swept into Lola story without more knowledge of this universe it works perfectly as stand alone.

Since it's a novella i don't want to spoil too much as the description is already quite instructive but if it's your first Julia Mills in this series you would be surprised. Lola is a personality and she doesn't watch her tongue one bit at all...no filter, she loves fun, fashion, having love affair when she wants....no string attached. She want to be free and independent....being part of Heidi of course doesn't help at all so when offered the opportunity to have a body of her own ( or to take one that was " left off") she doesn't hesitate at all.

It's really a funny read and i particularly enjoyed the fact that steamy scenes don't happen before the end of the book because there is really a story and it make sense.

If you have the opportunity to try it don't hesitate ( and for those outside the US without access to kindle worlds you can contact the author, she is a pearl)



Score:  4/5


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

mardi 14 février 2017

[early review] Magic Reborn ( The Peacesmith 1 ) by Carly Hansen

Hello to all


            Happy Valentine' Day!  Since books are my first love i had to share one with you today and i'm really happy because this time i will tell you about a book not released yet but one that absolutely loved and such a promising series so perhaps it will become one of your new "coup de coeur"

I will update this when the book is on goodreads but you can already find the info on some ebook retailers.

Happy reading!!!!
Publisher: Carly Hansen
Publication: 2017
ISBN:  ?
Genre: urban fantasy, Magic
Violence: strong

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

 Description from goodreads :

  On the run and disguised as a boy, Fenix Graystone finds sanctuary when a witch opens her home, arms her with charmed knives, and transforms her into a fearsome fighter. But when an enigmatic vampire overlord arrives seeking help to solve the murders of three young women, Fenix’s newfound peace shatters.

The kidnapping of a fourth girl stirs up strange emotions in Fenix, bringing her illegal magical powers to the surface. But the magic within her points Fenix to suspects too close to the vampire overlord for comfort.

Now she must ally with an enemy she didn’t even know she had if she hopes to rescue the girl and bring the killers to justice—before she becomes their next victim.

If you like fast-paced action, strong female leads, and a dreamy love interest, you'll want to get lost in these pages.

My opinion:
          A very good surprise! Somehow i wasn't expecting this story to be so good so, discovering how much i enjoyed, it was great.

The beginning isn't  the best as we jump from a place to another without really knowing who to follow but once we meet with the team and with the hero: Fenix  -passing for boy but in reality a young woman- we can't stop. The intrigue is well written with some information given  sometimes clearly sometimes more subtly  but we really get all we could wish for to understand the characters and let grow on us. Of course it's the first in a series so there are more to discover but the main plot of the book  is solved so no big cliffhanger to make us despair but just an ending making us want for more without anguish.
I loved Fenix, she is quite loyal and has deep sense of justice, she may not know what she is at first but certainly act as it and i can only it will continue to show later in the series. She suffered but still can put others first, she isn't just a damsel in distress jumping in the rm of the first male playing the knight in shining armor. She may be attracted but she still thinks and put trust before attraction so for me she was simply perfect and so courageous.
Her little gang isn't bad either i particularly love java the falcon shifter and the healing witch for whom money isn't a priority.

Micha is an intriguing vampire....though his age didn't make him less naive. He is one wanting to protect the supernaturals and playing judge and enforcer but if a special class existed to do that before  there must have been a good reason and from what we discover how important they were and how needed they still are despite what some thought at a time. Vampire master he may be but he would prefer to be human and have peace between human and supernatural world. Discovering Fenix 's secret but keeping it while being attracted and going against protocol to try to be with her he is a little too arrogant and speak without thinking...but even with his pride wounded he does keep his promise which show how loyal he can be as well.

So far we learned the name of the big bad vilain and what he did (and why) but he is still quite mysterious so the series could be very promising if the quality stay the same, the main idea magic/ psychic peacemaker/peacesmith is interesting and i would gladly follow it as Fenix, like us has still a lot to learn and allies to make.

Score:  5/5


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

jeudi 9 février 2017

Spies and Spells ( Spies and Spells 1) by Tonya Kappes

Hello to all,


                    This week has been filled with administrative appointments and that helped my virus to get stronger because of the stress i was under and sadly....it's not finished yet. However that's where the magic of books appears...they are able to transport in magical universe, give us comfort and courage or simply to make us laugh...possibilies are as endless as books are numerous and diverse.

This week i've read one novelty that i particularly enjoyed and a book from an author i'm fond of. So today program is Spies and Spells from Tonya Kappes , first in the series of the same name....one thing is sure ...so far when i need to smile or laugh Tonya never disappointed me.

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Tonya Kappes
Publication: 2016
ASIN:  B01BMOE41l
Genre: Cozy Mystery, paranormal, magic
Violence: mild

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

Short description from goodreads :

 While Maggie waits for her Witchy Hour, she works at the family diner with her mom, aunt Meme and Lilith, her sister - all witches. Soon Maggie gets entangled with a mysterious handsome stranger, Mick Jasper, and his secret U.S. organization, SKUL. Has she found her calling?



My opinion:
          Another series by Tonya Kappes and a cozy paranormal mystery? Of course i had to try it and i'm so happy i did!

Maggie is a witch and a  strong spirited one, acting like a child at time ( really playing with magic for a dare?!) she still can be responsible as well...when she wants to but she has a tendency to call trouble. Her familiar is Vinnie, a car. First time i read about a non animal familiar and i loved him protective, jealous he can be so funny and territorial ( who though a car could be^^).

In this universe, witches can hide in the normal world but can't reveal what they are which is understandable. However they each have a role or a job perfectly fit for them and they discover what it is when they live their Witchy Hour. No one knows when or how it happen it simply happen  differently for each witch. Maggie longs to discover her destiny, she is bored helping at the family diner how she likes it but she wants to know what she is means to be....and for someone so impatient she doesn't understand it when it hit her. One day, meeting someone she starts feeling needles everywhere and her magic becomes wonky...because Mick Jasper an investigator for a secret organization is part of her destiny...and none to happy to have met this strange girl with even stranger car that keeps getting in the way of his investigation.

But fate knows what he is doing and soon Maggie is recruited to go undercover as his partner....even if it's supposed to be temporary, even if it's more appearances than reality Maggie discover she loves doing that and will do her best to solve her case without revealing any family secret.

It was really funny, the investigation was interesting despite the fact i guessed the culprit way too soon but it didn't matter with the characters it was fun to follow false leads , watch their attraction grow and their bickering incessant as Maggie refuse to reveal how she knows what she knows and Mick wants to discover what she is and what 's wrong with her car.

If you are looking for a paranormal cosy mystery with magic this is definitively one you have to try 



Score:  4/5


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