Posts Categorized: Book Review

Apr 06 2017
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Eleven by Carolyn Arnold – Book Review

Eleven by Carolyn Arnold – Book Review

Eleven by Carolyn Arnold is the first installment in the Brandon Fisher FBI series. Brandon is a new agent, still in his probationary period, when his team is called in on a grisly discovery. As the agents delve deeper into the case, things get personal.

I liked the author’s writing style. If I’m reading and I have to stop, I always try to get to the end of a chapter before stopping. However, with Eleven, it felt like the end of each chapter was a tiny cliffhanger and I needed to keep reading on. The novel felt realistic to me. It reminded me of watching episodes of some of my favorite television shows. The characters felt well-developed, and there were lots …

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Mar 07 2017
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Realm of the Dragon by CiCi Cordelia – Review + Giveaway

Realm of the Dragon by CiCi Cordelia – Review + Giveaway

Realm of the Dragon by CiCi Cordelia is the first book in the Soul Mate Tree series. The book starts off running, and my heart was pounding as I read, trying to figure out what was happening to Lily. As things begin to become clearer for her (and us), the story really took hold and I didn’t want to put it down.

This book was the perfect read for me, at the perfect time. I was swept away in the excitement of the mystery, the romance, and the realm of the dragons. Everything about the dragons and their world was fascinating. The story was well-written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This was a hot paranormal romance with lots of intrigue …

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Feb 28 2017
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Magicless in Nevermore by Violet Merriweather – Review

Magicless in Nevermore by Violet Merriweather – Review

Magicless in Nevermore by Violet Merriweather is the first book in a paranormal cozy mystery series that is full of magic, witches, and a town in need of a savior. Cassandra Holly is a witch without magic. After waiting many years for her magic to manifest on her own, Cassie, along with her best friend Willow, and Willow’s Aunt Maude (in cat form, and none-too-happy about being brought along) takes things into her own hands. This sets off a chain of events that has Cassie having to trust her magic, believe in her power, and save the town of Nevermore.

Someone is siphoning the magic out of the town, and that same someone murdered Maude’s cat familiar. I really liked this …

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Feb 27 2017
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A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer

A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer

A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer is a tasty start to a cozy series. It is the perfect book to curl up with when the winter weather is blowing outside. I very much enjoyed A Spoonful of Murder and I look forward to catching up on the books in the series that I’ve missed.

Following the unexpected death of her parents, Lucky Jamieson moves home to Snowflake, Vermont to take over her parents’ soup shop. She finds herself as amateur sleuth when her chef is arrested for the murder of a winter tourist. Lucky was a bit of an anomaly for me. I really liked her most of the time, but sometimes I felt she was a bit tacky and …

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Feb 24 2017
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Murder by the Book by Devorah Fox – Review

Murder by the Book by Devorah Fox – Review

Murder by the Book
by Devorah Fox

Murder by the Book: A Mystery Mini
Print Length: 27 pages
Publisher: Mike Byrnes and Associates, Inc. (February 27, 2016)
Publication Date: February 27, 2016
ASIN: B01CC3NJQO

An ordinary work day at the western Massachusetts Sugarloaf Inn turns more chilling than the winter weather when staff member Candy Wadsen makes a gruesome discovery. Her day goes from bad to worse when Candy realizes that Detective Sergeant Dan Petrowski suspects her of committing the crime.

My Thoughts

Murder by the Book by Devorah Fox is a short murder mystery that packs a punch. This is a great story to read on your lunchtime. …

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Feb 07 2017
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A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock – Review + Giveaway

A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock – Review + Giveaway

A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock is a Harlequin Heartwarming book that combines sweet romance with light suspense. This book is a prequel to Ms. Rock’s upcoming Rocky Mountain Cowboys series, coming this November. There was a lot of action packed into this book.

Jackson Cade, Bounty Hunter, finds himself at Mountain Sky Dude Ranch, chasing down Bill Reno, better known as “Smiley”. Jack is being chased by his own demons. He feels guilty and has dedicated his life to finding his younger brother’s killers. Jesse was killed related to his drug use, and Jack has never forgiven himself for not protecting him. Though Jack is supposed to be heading up his family’s ranch, he refuses to …

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Jan 16 2017
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Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle – Review + Giveaway

Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle – Review + Giveaway

Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle

is the 16th book in A Coffeehouse Mystery series. I am about 1/3 of the way through the book and will update soon with my full review. I am behind due to an unexpected death in the family. My apologies for not having my review totally finished. I can say that I’m really enjoying the intrigue in this installment. Their are two different mysteries intersecting, one taking place sixty years ago and one taking place in present day. It makes for a really exciting story, and I am hoping to finish it this week.

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Jan 13 2017
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Curried Away by Gail Oust

Curried Away by Gail Oust

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
-Gail Oust

Or, maybe for whom the clock ticks, would be more appropriate when discussing the dreaded “D” word. Every writer dreams of having a book contract, but with every contract comes a deadline. I tend to believe that the “dead” part of deadline is significant. Deadlines are sneaky devils. They lull you into a false sense of complacency when they’re six, nine, or twelve months away. You think you have all the time in the world to whip your story into submission. While in this state of bliss, you take occasional days off to have a little fun, entertain out of town guests, or just goof …

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