dimanche 22 juillet 2018

Frenchman Street (The Sentinel of New Orleans book 6) by Suzanne Johnson

Hello to all,

 it's by a sunny sunday that i have the great pleasure to announce you that  yes the final book of the Sentinel of New Orleans arc is out!!
There isn't a thing i hate more than having a series unfinished so we can be really grateful that the author decided to publish it to offer us a little closure ...yes we waited but it was more than worth it as the series get the story of the same quality or one even better as it dserves it.

So i won't be much longer but first a little note: if you haven't started the series yet or if you are missing some books just keep you eyes on the author blog some great opportunities will blossom extra soon. ( check that here)

Now...the story, happy reading!!

Publisher: Suzanne Johnson
Publication: 2018
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, shifters, romance, fae
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

 The uneasy truce between the preternatural species of New Orleans has shattered, with wizards and elves, shifters and vampires—not to mention the historical undead—struggling for ultimate control of the city, including the humans who still think they’re atop the food chain.

They aren’t, however—and the Summer Prince of Faerie wants them to know it.

Stuck in the middle? One unemployed wizard sentinel. For DJ Jaco, war makes for strange bedfellows as she finally embraces her wizard-elven heritage and strikes a deal with the devil so she and her ragtag band of allies can return to defend her hometown. After all, when the undead French pirate Jean Lafitte is working in the mayor’s tourism department, things could go horribly wrong.

War is coming to New Orleans just in time for Mardi Gras, with the elves and wizards lined up on opposite sides, the shifters with a new leader, the vampires promising loyalty to the highest bidder, and the soul of the Crescent City resting on the outcome of the civil war going on in Faerie between the rival princes of summer and winter.

Mardi Gras Day is approaching fast, the faeries have infiltrated almost every parade, and the line between friends and enemies grows thin as DJ tries to stave off open warfare on the St. Charles Avenue parade route.

Laissez les bons temps rouler…but be careful, or the good times might roll too close for comfort. 

My opinion:
          Fabulous, a rollercoaster for emotions as once the story picks up there isn't a slow moment left there will be tears, there will be touching moment, there will be some humorous one and some very angsty ones. We are immersed in an adventure that doesn't allow us a reprieve we must know what will happen and we better not get interrupted for nothing ^^;;

We sure waited to get  the end of Dj adventures in this arc  but it was so, so well worth it... a real page turner with old characters we meet again with pleasure  like some fae hunters ( love faulkner) new one  like Gruff a so cute and funny corgi but so much more and i don't want to spoil too much . But get some tissues near you will need them and the little Corgi isn't the only one who will win you over i'm sure like Pen who can make you swoon or laugh depending on his menu.

Really this was a great read, we get to see how the events impacted the characters and how some got more mature and some not. There are twists to keep us on edge and this story couldn't be a better way to end this arc ( because yes i certainly hope to see more of the gang but rest assured there isn't a cliffhanger or questions unanswered ( at least not any that can't wait a full novella^^)

So yes it's better to have read the series to enjoy this one fully  and i can't recommend you this series strong enough but that being said it should be possible to read this one like that as we get enough info about the background to understand most of what happen but you if have teh opportunity to start by book 1 don't hesitate it just get better and better.

Score:  5/5

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

lundi 16 juillet 2018

Armed Response ( Omega sector: under siege 5) by Janie Crouch


          i may start to think i'm cursed with all the problems accumulating but that won't prevent me to share with you some books i find really interesting and this months has a few so let's start with one that release in a few hours the 5th instalment in the omega sector: under siege series by Janie Crouch

Happy reading!
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Publication: 2018
ISBN:  1335526552
Genre: romantic suspense
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+

Short description from goodreads :

 Is the woman he once loved…

The traitor they’re searching for?

Former Special Forces soldier Jace Eakin must find the mole inside Omega who’s leaking intel to a terrorist mastermind. Despite their complicated history and the fact that she is keeping a secret, he can’t believe it’s SWAT team leader Lillian Muir. As they give in to long-denied passion, Jace vows to protect Lillian with his life. But he’s been wrong about her before…

My opinion:
          So captivating, i always liked Lillian but i wouldn't have guessed such a traumatic past....a difficult one yes.....so much torture no; so i was really happy to get an insight on her life before it happened and after as well as learning what made her the warrior she is..
Jace is a wonderful character, very open to other and i loved his life plans to help others it really suit him and it's exactly what Lillian needs a strong man not fearing that she may be even stronger than him

Tension and suspense is really high in this instalment and  it's a real page turner, i loved that beside the events of this book between Lillian and Jace we made progress on the red line and on the villains. The author made twists we were not expecting and we can't wait to see the end of Damien

Good stand alone but so much better if you read the series in order.

Score:  5/5

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

vendredi 13 juillet 2018

Major Crimes ( omega sector: under siege 4) by Janie Crouch

Hello to all

                      Sorry to have been so quiet but life caught uo with me and i was buried under administrative paperworks now that's done i hope to get more time to read and start on the christmas gift i must create.

Today i will share my opinion on the 4th instalment in a series that i really appreciate and i already told you about book 1and 2 ( yes missing book 3so far): with new releases shelduled you can be sure i won't wait to speak about the Omega sector series again soon

Happy Reading

Short description from goodreads :

  Working together would bring down a killer

But her secrets could tear them apart…

Hayley Green never wanted to see Omega special agent Cain Bennett again. Ever. He seduced her, then sent her to prison for hacking, and Hayley’s only just started piecing her life back together. Except now Cain needs Hayley’s help to catch a murderer. Their past is colliding with their still-smoldering attraction…and the only thing more dangerous than the killer is the secrets Hayley’s been keeping.

Omega Sector: Under Siege

My opinion:
          Very interesting and good stand alone even if i did feel like i missed some elements by not reading book 3 yet ( will do soon)
i really loved how Cain and Hayley got over their issues step by step despites all what was happening around them...they both tried to do well in their own way .Hayley is strong and protective, she is also aware of her faults and i really appreciated that about her.
Cain is a good man, he never expected to hurt Hayley as much and he is ready to help her when she needs it the most and i particularly loved how appreciative he was of her skills not taking shame of being less talented in that domain than her and seeing a bit of Ashton and Chloe that was simply too cute!

a very good installment in the Omega series

Score:  4,5/5

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

lundi 2 avril 2018

Freedom Fighters ( Vistaria Has Fallen 4) by Tracy Cooper-Posey

Hello to all and Happy Easter!

New month means new releases and today i'm sharing with you the new instalment in a series i'm just discovering so happy reading!!
Publisher: Tracy Cooper-Posey
Publication: 2018
ISBN:  9781772634532
Genre: military romance
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+

Short description from goodreads :

She has evolved from First Daughter to Freedom Fighter.

Once the privileged daughter of Vistaria’s President, Carmen Escobedo now fights with civilian Loyalists to win back her country. She would be content except the rebel unit leader, Garrett Blackburn, is an inhuman slave-driver.

Deeply scarred, physically and mentally, Garrett is a doctor by night and a guerilla leader by day. His cold indifference shifts when Carmen helps uncover an Insurrecto plot to steal a silver mine and use the silver to buy respectability. The freedom fighters must halt the silver shipment no matter the cost…

Get your copy now of the fourth book in the Vistaria Has Fallen romantic suspense series reviewers are calling “original”, “compelling” and “a rollercoaster ride.”

1.0: Vistaria Has Fallen
2.0: Prisoner of War
3.0: Hostage Crisis
4.0: Freedom Fighters
5.0: Casualties of War
6.0: V-Day

[Reader Note: This series was previously published as erotic romance titles in the Vistaria Affair series. This new edition has been re-written for a general audience and re-titled.]

My opinion:
          This is my first visit to Vistaria but i really appreciated the fact that this 4th instalment was working really well as stand alone. Yes there is a continuing story line we can follow from book 1 to the last one and yes we meet recurring characters but this story perfectly works as stand alone with a complete story, with information about what happened previously, and romance.

In this one we focus on Carmen who joined rebels in Vistaria despite being the daughter of the late president....she wants justice for her country and to see it back in his full glory.  After studying abroad she came back on her own and joined a group directed by Garrett, a American doctor.  They relationship isn't easy, in fact at first she hates him as he is very strict and without pity but she at the same time realise that he is a very good leader even if he is secret and always grumpy. However as she starts to uncover his past, admiration grows into something even stronger. Carmen is proud, stronger than she think and willing to fight for what she believes in and speaking her mind....as one of the very few female in her group it's even less easy but she stays  true to herself.

Garret had a dramatic past....he lost all those dear to him and wasn't left unscathed ...during the night he is a doctor, an attentive one but during the day he is the leader of the rebels , in a war not his own,and a very good fighter without hesitation...it's a strange dual personality but when we learn his past it makes better sense. He is attracted to Carmen and  protective even if from outside it's look like the complete opposite and him being a jerk without pity. One thing is sure he doesn't play favourite but while it doesn't seem so he is very alert and observant of everything and understand Carmen better than herself at times. He is a good leader and look out for his group. i loved to seem him opening to Carmen slowly as it made sense he wouldn't rush things but not wait forever either.

i loved how we got both side of the story, Garret and Carmen but also saw what the other characters and Carmen's family were doing ^^ it's funny to see how large said family is and how disconcerting it is for outsider or new member. There is violence ( it's a war) but also romance and humour as  Vistaria loyalist have quite a large unexpected range of assets.

i would be happy to read the rest of this series as the setting is original and the characters very enjoyable.

Score:  4/5

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

mardi 20 mars 2018

Dead as a Doornail ( Kenni Lowry 5) by Tonya Kappes [ early review ]

hello to all!!

                  So first thank you to all of you who helped to make my birthday special  you really are the best *hugs*

Now, i had to wait until i was less dizzy to be able to read novel but now i feel a little better so i'm trying to make up for teh time i lost and today i'm sharing with you my opinion on a future release in hope you have the time to get up to date in this series if you haven't done so yet.

On the program; Dead as a Doornail fifth instalment in the Kenni Lowry Mystery series by Tonya Kappes.

Happy Reading!!!
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication: 2018
ASIN:  1635113342
Genre: cozy mystery
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

 Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. And doesn’t our Sheriff Kenni Lowry know that? Well, she knows a lot of things.

Lucy Lowell takes great pride in writing negative reviews in the local newspaper for anything that does not go her way. When Lucy is found dead, it appears to be from natural causes.

But Sheriff Kenni Lowry knows there is more to it because the ghost of her grandfather, the ex-sheriff, is standing over the body.

His presence can only mean one thing: Murder!

Since Kenni’s relationship with Deputy Finn Vincent has heated up, Kenni is having trouble conducting the investigation without Finn questioning her every move.

Can Kenni unravel the mystery on her own or will she have to tell Finn the real reason she knows it was murder—the ghost of her poppa?

It’s blowin’ up a storm and only Kenni knows how it’ll end.

My opinion:
          Such a good mystery ^^.I've always loved a good investigation  and with this story it was perfect. i loved to see how Kenni was progressing despite a mayor making things difficult and a very long list of suspects. Really the story was perfectly balanced between the investigation , the romance and the touch of humour.

Kenni and Finn work wonderfully together and their relationship deepens but there is still secret between them as Poppa 's help is still something that Kenni keeps to herself in fear to loose him. Duke is still the perfect dog so intelligent and courageous.
and of course Kenni's mother is still  trying to get things done her way and annoying her daughter to no ends^^

This is really a great series we love to follow as we are learning something new each time and each story gets better than the last so i do recommend it without hesitation if you want a good cozy mystery with southern charm.

Score:  5/5

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

jeudi 15 mars 2018

Cold Blooded Brew (A Killer Coffee Mystery 4) by Tonya Kappes

Hello to all,

 i'm still dizzy from a small operation so if there are any mistake i'm really sorry but i couldn't wait to share with you this new release from Tonya Kappes....
It was supposed to release later but she surprised us by releasing early for her birthday so i couldn't delay, i had to share my thoughts on this one as it resonnated with something happing in my life right now ( no, no murder but the pets side of the story) so it was simply the perfect book to read during the Carnaval .

Happy Reading
Publisher: Tonya Kappes
Publication: 2018
ASIN:  B078V8W2Q2
Genre: cozy mystery
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

 Charming. Southern. Mysteries.

Welcome to Honey Springs where the gossip is as hot as the coffee served at The Bean Hive Coffee Shop!

Meet Roxanne Bloom, ex-lawyer and who likes to be called Roxy by her close friends. She's the owner and operator of The Bean Hive coffee shop in Honey Springs. Kentucky.

But when a dead body is dumped on her doorstep like a sack of coffee beans, the cozy coffee shop becomes an all-out crime scene and everyone in the small town is hankering for some good gossip.

Sheriff Spencer warns her to be careful because everyone is a suspect. Roxy's snooping lawyer skills are on alert and she can't help but brew up a few clues to help find the cold blooded killer.

My opinion:
          This series keeps getting better -even if it means Honey Spring has a high level of murders- really this may be my favourite so far.

The investigation isn't simple and we really solve it like a puzzle with bit of info found here and there but really several twist make this one a page turner as you aren't sure of the motive or culprit until the very end. I love the setting a lot with everyone knowing each other in that little city and still so many secret and gossip.

Roxy is a great character, she really thinks of other and i love how she tries to help everyone while making her dream a reality...her romance is also really moving i loved to see it progress.

Now one part i can't resist are the one about the pet: Roxy relationship with her dog of course but also all the other she helps get adoptee and i love seeing them find the right owner.

This story is so captivating that i fear making too many spoiler so i will stop here and only tell you that you must read this one  and if you can read the series in order it's even better!!!

Score:  5/5

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

lundi 12 mars 2018

Banning (Dragon Guard Bersekers) by Julia Mills

Hello to all,

While it's the Carnaval here and thus lot of noise preventing me to sleep a lot i do put that time into good use : i'm reading! This time i started a new series by Julia Mills and it may become my favourite it was simply perfect for my birthday week... it release tomorrow so  hurry and pre order it when you still can.

Happy reading
Publisher: Julia Mills
Publication: 2018
ASIN:  B07B4D876H
Genre: Paranormal romance
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: steamy
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

 Ancient, Angry, and Looking for Vengeance.
These aren’t your momma’s Dragons.

Unbeatable, Unstoppable and damned near Indestructible.
They are the Dragon Guard Berserkers.

Move over Fate. Take a holiday Death.
The Boys are Back and There’s Hell to pay.

Meet Banning, the first of these legendary Guardsman to resurface and demand his due.

One simple coin, thrown into a fountain.
A wish made from the heart.

Tides will turn.
Futures will change.

His wish - to escape a prison of his own making…
Her wish - to save her mother…

Destiny intervenes.
Two worlds collide.

To save himself, he must first save her.

If you only had one wish… would you use it to save the one you love?

Fate Will Not Be Denied.

This book contains explicit sexual material and violence. It is only suited for mature readers 18 years of age and older.

My opinion:
          Perfect! Really i couldn't have been happier with this book than i am....i love dragons and Banning is really a great one ...even better villains get what they deserve so this story is moving because both Banning and his mate to be Mimi suffered quite a lot and we really want they happiness, it's very steamy too but also violent with some scenes quite gore and it fit perfectly ( i mean he is a dragon he won't just throw a punch) so it didn't bothered me at all as i was cheering for Banning

I loved that there were other shifters and how they came to help and forge new bonds but this story is the first of a series so we still have a lot to discover like where are the other dragons...and what happened during all teh time Banning was a statue.

So this is really a series i hope to continue as it was really great, i do hope to see more of Banning and Mimi!) but it's sure not recommended for those under 18 or not liking steamy or violence but if you don't mind ( especially when it's justice) and want a great paranormal romance i recommend you to try this one

Score:  5/5

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