mardi 26 mars 2019

The Night House by J. C. McKenzie

Hello to all,

                        We have a very little sunny time while i'm typing which kind of contradict with the book atmosphere i'm introducing you to today but it's a book i'm more than honoured to had the opportunity to read as it's a formidable story.

And before giving you my opinion i want to precise it's a stand alone just released so  if you just have to choose one book this month this is the one.

Happy reading
Publisher: JCM Publications
Publication: 2019
ISBN:  9781775225164
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, romance
Violence: strong
Language: normal
sex: allusion
Public: 16+

 Short description from goodreads :

 What would you pay for your freedom?

Caught by a powerful lord from the alternate realm of Arkavia, Taya’s offered the chance to avenge the dead, save her home world, and win her freedom.

Her days of stealing supplies and surviving among the remnants of Earth are over, but can she afford the price of Lord Thane’s deal?

My opinion:
          Fabulous!!! This one is on my favourite shelf for sure! It can be dark , there are moment wonderfully written but sad  and some right at the beginning  but the story is simply great! Taya is caught in a situation not even nightmares could have prepared her for but fortunately for her, her family wasn't like every other so she isn't completely helpless.
Still we see a young girl loosing everything but with a mind strong enough to keep fighting for her life and freedom. I really loved this heroine.

The invaders are not so easy to understand, there are divisions in their world too and some are not as bad as others. Thane is a noble but second son but since the beginning he show some honour...then he act with Taya giving her choice because he does detect something in her but it goes deeper than that. He really understands her and he is a good soul despite the family he has.
That reflect also in his choice of companionship: Axel, Lokni and few others are more like brotherhood than servants and they do include Taya in their rank without consideration of her being female, she is part of their group thus get the same protection as any other from said group.

There are intrigues as we discover the Arkavia world, romance, lot of action as we follow Taya  when she is trained then acting as bodyguard. there also have some funny moment.

Really the rhythm is perfect! a real page turner.  It's a standalone and we can appreciate that fully as  when we finish the book we do have all our answer, we can have a feeling of satisfaction and still we are open to imagine  a sequel we don't need it, it probably not be written but we can easily imagine it ourselves.

It's really a " coup de coeur", i recommend it without hesitation

Score:  5/5

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

lundi 25 mars 2019

Canyons, Caravans, & Cadavers ( A Camper & Criminals Cozy 6) by Tonya Kappes

Hello again!

      This time for a new release in a series i discovered this year from Tonya Kappes " a Camper & Criminals Cozy" series so without more delay here is my point of view on this new instalment.

Happy Reading
Publisher: Tonya Kappes
Publication: 2019
ISBN:  179898122X
Genre: cozy mystery, southern
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

 Welcome to Normal, Kentucky~ where nothing is normal. A Campers and Criminal Mystery Series is another brainchild of USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. If you love her quirky southern characters and small town charm with a mystery to solve, you're going to love her new cozy mystery series!

When the principal of Normal High School asks Mae West to teach a semester on small town economics, since she helped bring the thriving economy in Normal, Kentucky when she used her brilliant ideas to bring the Happy Trails Campground back to life, Mae is thrilled and happy to teach the young people.

But when a fellow teacher and archery Coach Roger Carlson, is found stone-cold dead, facedown in one of Happy Trails Campground campers with an arrow sticking out of his back, it puts a damper on the thriving campground when tourists cancel their reservations and Mae's excitement to teach.

Mae's hankering to snoop into the coach's private life and find out exactly why he was renting a camper in Happy Trails and not living at home with his young wife. Her efforts don’t leave her short on suspects. Especially, since Mae uncovered many unhappy parents who had relied on an archery scholarship as their child's ticket to get out of Normal and go to college.

Mae has to be careful or she just might find an arrow with her name written on it.

My opinion:
          Perhaps my favourite story in this series so far. So much suspense, so many murders (yes not just 1 and i won't say more about that) , so many twists and of course a big dosis of humour. This is a page turner!
i love the laudromat team ^^, those are so funny and they have such big heart. i will gladly sign for such friend even if they can be nosy .  Violet is still there ( not fan of her at all) but we see a new side of her personality as well.

We do learn more about  Hank's family too ( man i can't stand his sister!)  and it really helped us to understand him better. His romance with Mae is going slowly, step by step and i absolutely love that! Mae also reveals some of her past so we understand her better.

it was really an excellent read! to recommend if you need some southern charm book and a great cozy!

Score:  4,5/5

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

The Prophecy ( Daughters of the Morrigan 1) by Nina Croft


         this week i should give you my opinion on several book since i have been quite silent earlier this month. It's not that i didn't want to read but i had a craft project to finish before a penpal visist and while sick it took longer than i thought.

Now it's reading time ^^, today i'm started with a story by Nina Croft, it's a new edited version of a precedent release i haven't read so i will tell you my point of view on this new version only.

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Nina Croft
Publication: 2019
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: steamy
Public: 18+
Source: earc won

Short description from goodreads :

 Whoever sacrifices the virgin, Raven Cole, on her twenty-first birthday will achieve a great victory in the war between good and evil.

That’s bad news for Raven. Half-vampire, half witch, and cursed from the moment she was born, Raven has been a prisoner of the fire-demons for the last seven years. Now, as her twenty-first birthday approaches, time is running out.

Kael Hunter believed he would do anything to stop the fire-demons from winning. Until he saw her. Now, rather than kill the alluring vampire himself, Kael has another plan: to prevent the prophecy by taking Raven's virginity.

But Raven is prepared for death not seduction. Can Kael use their one night of passion to convince her she has a future - and that he should be a part of it?

My opinion:
          Good beginning, excellent even but i want more of this series to answer some of my questions? That being said this story is perfectly balanced between action, romance and intrigue so we are not getting the feeling it's too short ; of course we wouldn't mind more but it's really well done we don't get an unfinished feeling and i loved that.

The universe sound riche we have shifter, vampires, witches, demons and faes and probably more so i do want to know more like how a vampire can get a witch pregnant; it doesn't bother me it can be part of the universe but i would have loved a small explanation as it's not usual.
With so many group of paranormal we can imagine that they are a lot of tensions and intrigue and we do get a small glimpse of that with what is happening inside the council but not much yet.

We are focusing on  Raven half vampire, half witch  since a prophecy is saying that who will sacrifice her , with some conditions, will be the big victor  she was doomed.  Each camp wants her dead...and she partly accepted that. So when someone comes to save her she can't really believe it or more exactly she isn't sure that is why should be done after all what she was confronted to while in captivity.
Kael is a shifter, the last one and head of the council. He has a lot of responsibilities but he is utterly loyal and a good person. His powers are really interesting and he is quite powerful  but not arrogant which i really appreciated. He is determined to save Raven for deeper reasons than even himself thought at first.

This is a great story and i will be curious to see  how it will evolve with the numerous twists we already got. To recommend

Score:  4/5

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

mardi 5 mars 2019

The Demon Hunters Series box set by D.A. Roach

THE DEMON HUNTERS SERIES by USA TODAY Bestselling Author D.A. Roach is now LIVE!!!

 you can get it on Amazon Us ( and all others) : here 

It all started with a ring. The search for an heirloom which led Cassidy straight to the gates of a world she never knew existed.

Now, as the gate between the Demon Realm and the Mortal world is no longer secure, war is inevitable. Cassidy is forced to fight the evil forces out to destroy her and the world she calls home, but she can’t do it alone.

There’s Killian, head of the Demon Hunters and Tyler, her friend with his own set of mystical powers. Now she needs to decide who she can trust with her life...and her heart.

Battles are being fought, alliances are broken, and friendships are formed in this epic battle between good and evil.

USA Today bestselling author DA Roach brings you a three-part paranormal adventure filled with twists and turns you won’t see coming. Are you ready?

MEET THE AUTHOR: D.A. Roach is a USA Today Bestselling and award winning author who has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. D.A. did not find a love for books until after college. Her parents were immigrants from Lithuania and found tv and radio easier ways to hear stories so they did not do much reading or encourage it. But once she finished college and D.A. had free time, she discovered how amazing it was to get lost in a story.

D.A. is a full time mom and wife. When she is not doing domestic things (laundry, bills,etc) she is writing, reading, creating mixed media art, advocating for a rare disorder, and gardening. Oh, and she is ALWAYS listening to music. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Nicole Williams. Reading great works from authors like these has motivated D.A. to write her own stories. She hopes to make positive changes in the world with her art and writing.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw