Posts Categorized: Book Review

Jan 30 2018
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Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall – Release Day Review

Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall – Release Day Review

My Thoughts

Oh, this was an absolutely wonderful start to a new series! Allie Larkin, a ballerina with a broken ankle, finds herself back home in Mystic Bay, helping her Aunt Gully run her new lobster shack. When a judge at a lobster roll competition winds up dead, and the other judges poisoned, Aunt Gully finds herself as a suspect. Allie, along with her BFF Verity, must figure out who really committed the crime…so they can save Aunt Gully and her lobster shack.

I was sucked into this story right away! The seaside setting of Mystic Bay and the entertaining cast of characters had me happily reading late into the night. There were plenty of twists to keep me guessing, and I …

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Jan 28 2018
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – Review

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – Review

My Thoughts

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a beautifully written historical fiction, set during World War II in Seattle. I’ve not read about the Japanese internment following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jamie’s characters, Henry Lee, an American-born Chinese boy, and Keiko Okabe, an American-born Japanese girl, are so vividly brought to life. The story is told from Henry’s point of view and goes back and forth between the 1940s and the 1980s.

This story moved me to tears many times. The characters were incredibly developed, and even the secondary characters of Sheldon and Mrs. Beatty were some of my very favorites. The settings were so well-written that I truly felt as if I was there, smelling …

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Jan 27 2018
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Rise by Sierra Cross

Rise by Sierra Cross

Rise Sierra Cross(Coven of Fire, #1)Publication date: June 15th 2017Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

I closed the door on magic long ago…the day it made me an orphan.

Ten years ago, the Coven of Fire sacrificed their lives—my mother among them—to hold off an overwhelming demonic force. Now it’s back.

As a poorly-paid bartender, how can any of this be my problem? But Callie, another orphan of that battle, swears I’m the key to reviving the coven. And there’s an incredibly sexy guardian stranded on my couch who’s promising to help me stop the demons and keep the veil between the realms standing.

One problem: I’ve never been able to use magic. Our local bad boy warlock assures me I have the …

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Jan 26 2018
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Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory – Review and Giveaway

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory – Review and Giveaway

Scone Cold Killer

by Lena Gregory

Series: All Day Breakfast Café Mystery, #1

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Lyrical Press

Release Date: January 23, 2018

For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you . . .

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has …

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Jan 06 2018
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Ginger Snapped by Gail Oust

Ginger Snapped by Gail Oust

Ginger Snapped by Gail Oust is the fifth book in the Spice Shop Mystery Series. For the past three years, I have started out each new year with Gail’s new book being my first book of the year. 🙂 I’ve come to look forward to spending the new year with Piper, Reba Mae, Wyatt, and the rest of the gang in Brandywine Creek. I found myself laughing out loud and sleuthing right along with Piper. This book is one of those mysteries that you just have a blast reading. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am going to make it a point to go back and read books 1 & 2 since I haven’t read them yet. …

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Dec 21 2017
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Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman

Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman

My Thoughts

Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman is the first book in the Dr. Katie LeClair mystery series. I found this to be a suspenseful mystery that had me juggling quite a few suspects along the way. I love the redirections thrown in and the way the story just kept growing. I thought the ending was so good! I am looking forward to more books in this series.

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Dec 17 2017
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Review: An Untouchable Christmas by Cindy Skaggs – Plus, Today’s Holiday Steal!

Review: An Untouchable Christmas by Cindy Skaggs – Plus, Today’s Holiday Steal!

Entangled Publishing is celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Holiday Steals. They will be spotlighting a special steal of a deal each day from December 1st through December 25th. So be sure to check back each day to see what special offer is up for grabs that day!

Today’s Steal is… 

A Cinderella Christmas Carol by Hope Tarr is FREE!

So be sure to grab your copy today!

There’s nothing On Top managing editor Cynthia “Starr” Starling hates more than Christmas. With an important deadline looming, plus her dreaded Christmas Day birthday, Starr just wants the holiday to end. But when she wakes up Christmas Eve night to the ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—all in the form …

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Dec 09 2017
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Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall by Ellen Seltz

Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall by Ellen Seltz

My Thoughts

Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall by Ellen Seltz is the second book in the Mottley and Baker Mysteries series. This series is set in the Golden Age and injects a fair dose of humor with mystery. In this second adventure, Mottley finds himself on another mystery-solving adventure. I had a blast reading this book. Mottley and Baker are so funny and I look forward to their wry, witty remarks. If you love mysteries in the vein of Agatha Christie, don’t pass this series by.

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Dec 07 2017
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Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington – Review

Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington – Review

Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington is FREE!
Grab your copy today!

My Thoughts

This holiday story from Robin Covington is sexy, short and sweet. Perfect for curling up in front of the Christmas tree after a busy day. I read this story while waiting in the emergency room with my boyfriend. It really sucked me in and kept my attention, even with all that was going on. I was so grateful to have this book on my Kindle!

Tessa and Nick had incredible chemistry. I liked that there was just enough of a backstory and conflict for a short story before diving into the heat. If you like hot quickies, you’ll love Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington.

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Dec 01 2017
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Margaritas, Mayhem and Murder by Mary Cunningham – Fast Five with Andi Anna Jones (and giveaway)

Margaritas, Mayhem and Murder by Mary Cunningham – Fast Five with Andi Anna Jones (and giveaway)

Fast Five with Andi Anna Jones

1) As a travel agent, you must love travel. Where are your favorite places to go?

Really? You assume I love travel? I suppose that’s a popular misconception about agents. Actually, I get so sick of hearing customer complaints, personal travel is about the last thing I want to do! And, crowded airplanes (I’m a severe claustrophic!), airports, and lost luggage? Forget it!

Well, unless it involves a white sand beach in Cancun, a handsome sheriff, and a pitcher-full of margaritas. On second thought, travel can be pretty cool!

2) How did you find yourself as an amateur sleuth?

I’ve always been interested in “sleuthing”. I watched Matlock, Murder She Wrote, and Columboreruns while …

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