Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop Book Review

Lake Silence (The Others, #6)Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others--vampires, shape-shifters, and even deadlier paranormal beings. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget....

After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns such as Vicki's don't have any distance from the Others, the dominant predators who rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what is out there watching you.

Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe--one of the shape-shifting Others--discovers a murdered man, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, ancient forces are roused by the disturbance in their domain. They have rules that must not be broken--and all the destructive powers of nature at their command.

My Thoughts:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a supernatural story set in the world of The Other series. Vicki Devine won The Jumble in her divorce settlement. Now her ex is trying to take it back in any way possible. But the town is a human town but not run by humans and they don't take kindly to the humans who do not follow the rules. Only the human can own the building on the land but can never own the land They can not add more buildings or add onto the existing buildings. There is no motor boats allowed on the lake. You do not want to know what happens if those rules are not met. This is full of vampires, shapeshifters. Elders. Elementals and many other paranormal beings. I loved how the supernatural protected some of the humans and how they worked together. I had not read the other books of The Other series and now I would really like to. They have been on my TBR list for awhile.
I received this from the publisher for an honest review.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Book Review: Then There Was You by Miranda Liasson

Then There Was You (Angel Falls, #1)
Fresh from her residency, Serafina Langdon returns to her hometown to join her father's general medical practice a year after her fiancé jilted her. More than anything, Sara just wants to move on, but that becomes impossible once she discovers that the man who was responsible for her broken engagement, and who is also her ex-fiance's best friend, is now the Angel Falls chief of police.

As police chief, Colton Walker is devoted to his small town, and he's equally determined to avoid its newest resident. He and Sara have always gotten along like oil and water, and since the bachelor party incident, he's her Enemy #1. But after sharing an unexpected--and unexpectedly hot--kiss, avoiding Sara becomes the last thing he wants to do. She's not the woman he used to know, and he's falling for her. But when her ex-fiancé returns to Angel Falls, Colton will have to decide if the woman he's always fighting with is also worth fighting for.


Then There Was You (Angel Falls, #1)Then There Was You by Miranda Liasson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My first book from this author but not my last one for sure. Second chance at love in a small town. Sara is a doctor and came back to town to help out her dad's practice. A year ago her fiance had dumped her for the cake girl from his bachelor party. She is now back and ends up sparring again with her ex's best friend who is also the Police Chief, Colton. After sharing a kiss do they really hate each other and then her ex pops back into town. Made a very good read. One paragraph had me laughing though.

"Malcolm beamed right back, which was a little reassuring. He was very Italian looking, tanned and toned, with a head of hair whose thickness riva;ed John Stamos's. "

Anyone who knows me, knows that John Stamos has been my celebrity crush since the 80's. When I read this to my husband he burst out laughing and sais "well just because of that you will rate it 5 stars" LOL. No I did not rate it 5 stars because of that but because this book was amazing. I loved Sara;s family and Colton's family and all the way they work with each other in helping out their grandmothers.

I received this from Forever for review.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Review: Slayer by Kiersten White

Slayer (Slayer, #1)
Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.


Slayer (Slayer, #1)Slayer by Kiersten White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I didn't honest;y think I would like this book and was surprised how engrossed I got into it. I really wanted to give it 5 stars but Nina and Honora's hating each other over a 3 year old feud kind of got on my nerves just a little bit. Mentioning it once would have been fine but to continue to mention it got old. Then there is the relationship between the twins and their mom. Communication people!!! So who is the slayers, the watchers and the demons? Sometimes I would guess right and then sometimes I was wrong. Kept me right on guessing and I am sure there will be a 2nd book which I will read.
I received this from Simon and Schuster for an honest review.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Blog Tour: Life or Death by Chris Merritt

Title:                  Life or Death  

Author:     Chris Merritt

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TTRnY5

Publication Day: January 23rd 2019

Never forget. Never forgive.

As a detective in the Metropolitan police, Zac is no stranger to murder cases, but this one is different. This is his daughter’s murder. 

Years after Amelia died, Zac is still trying to trace the police office involved in his daughter’s death.

And whilst Zac is prepared to break every rule to find the man responsible, his young and ambitious deputy, Kat, is working on a high profile case of her own. But she knows Zac is keeping secrets from his team so she’s following his every move.

When one of Zac’s informants is killed, he knows he’s close to catching his man, but before he can act, he receives a call about his son which blows his world apart… And this time, he knows he’ll stop at nothing to save his family.

A gripping and addictive crime thriller for fans of Lee Child, Mark Billingham and Mark Dawson, Life or Death is an unputdownable thriller that will have you reading into the night. 


My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I had a really hard time getting into this book. So many cops names and who is working with who and who doesn't like who. Cops wanting to set up other cops that it took away the story for me. I liked Zac and his wife Etta. They had lost a daughter a few years ago and now dealing with a problem with their son made me keep reading the book. Drug dealers and gun runners was what the police are looking into in this 3rd book of the series.
I received this from NetGalley and Bookouture for a honest review.

Author Bio:
Chris Merritt is a Clinical Psychologist and former diplomat based in London, who has been writing on psychology since 2010. In 2014 he decided to combine his Bring Her Back, his debut novel. He currently works on a mental health research project at King’s College London, and part-time as a psychologist in the NHS. When not working or writing, he loves climbing and basketball, and dreams of one day being able to work from home enough to own a whippet.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Blog Tour: A Promise To The Dead by Victoria Jenkins


Title: A Promise to the Dead (Detectives King and Lane Book 4) 

Author: Victoria Jenkins

Publication Day: January 21st

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The blur of shapes began to sharpen, forming a clear picture that stood out against the darkened background. For a moment he couldn’t move, his fear rendering him immobile. He needed help. He turned to run.

On a dark night, on a mountain road, a young couple, Matthew and Stacey, are on their way home from a night out. Their car breaks down and Matthew leaves to look for help. By the next morning, Stacey is found murdered in the car and Matthew is missing, presumed guilty of her murder.

Called to the scene, Detective Alex King and her team soon see some terrifying links – to another local young man who is missing, and to the discovery of a body from 30 years ago.

Alex knows that the missing and the dead have a story to tell her. But will she hear it in time to uncover the killer before they strike again?

A Promise to the Dead is a totally unputdownable crime thriller that will have you hooked. Readers of Angela Marsons, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will love this.

My Thoughts:  
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow. Very intense. This is book 4 in this series. I have not read the other books but I was ok with that. You still got the feeling of the main characters and their relationships. I read this in 1 sitting as I could not put it down. A few dead bodies, a few missing people and someone is writing a letter to someone else but you don't know who they are. Matthew and Stacey were driving up a mountain when they run out of gas. Matthew goes to find help. Stacey ends up dead and Matthew is missing. If you like police crime books then you will need to read this.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy.

About the Author
Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughter in South Wales, where her series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. Her debut novel The Girls in the Water is an Amazon UK top 30 bestseller, and top 5 bestseller in the Amazon US chart. 

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Nowhere Child by Christian White Review

The Nowhere ChildKimberly Leamy is a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-six years earlier, Sammy Went, a two-year old girl vanished from her home in Manson, Kentucky. An American accountant who contacts Kim is convinced she was that child, kidnapped just after her birthday. She cannot believe the woman who raised her, a loving social worker who died of cancer four years ago, crossed international lines to steal a toddler.

On April 3rd, 1990, Jack and Molly Went’s daughter Sammy disappeared from the inside their Kentucky home. Already estranged since the girl’s birth, the couple drifted further apart as time passed. Jack did his best to raise and protect his other daughter and son while Molly found solace in her faith. The Church of the Light Within, a Pentecostal fundamentalist group who handle poisonous snakes as part of their worship, provided that faith. Without Sammy, the Wents eventually fell apart.

Now, with proof that she and Sammy are in fact the same person, Kim travels to America to reunite with a family she never knew she had. And to solve the mystery of her abduction—a mystery that will take her deep into the dark heart of religious fanaticism where she must fight for her life against those determined to save her soul…

My Thoughts:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow, what can I say. This is a debut thriller from this author. I could not put it down. A 2 year old child goes missing, 26 years ago. Kim lives in Australia as a photographer. She has a sister and a step dad she loves with all her heart. Her mom died of cancer 4 years ago. Stuart Went contacts her and says I believe you are my sister, Sammy, who went missing 26 years ago. Kim can not believe that the mother who raised her was a kidnapper. So Kim travels to Kentucky to meet the family of Sammy,
You will read what happened then and what is happening now all throughout the book. Each chapter changes so you get to know the Went family 26 years ago and you get to know Kim's family now and her meeting the Went family. As you keep reading things fall into place but I still was a little surprised at the end. I am so glad that I read this book and will look forward to this author's other books.
I received this from Minotaur books for review.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Review: The Suspect by Fiona Barton

The Suspect

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared?

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth--and this time is no exception. But she can't help but think of her own son, whom she hasn't seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling.

As the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think...

MY Thoughts:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Alex and Rosie are 18 and go to Thailand to see what is there. They end up missing. The parents don't hear from them and they are worried. Meanwhile journalist, Kate Waters gets involved and while searching for clues she can't help but wonder where her son is and what he is up to since she hasn't heard from him in a long time.
I found this story full of who did what and when and where. The police in Thailand were no help and makes you wonder if other countries do cover things up from foreigners. I really enjoyed this story but the Thailand police force really made me angry.
I received this from Berkley and Shelf Awareness giveaway.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Blog Tour 1001 Dark Nights Novella: Dragon Claimed by Donna Grant

New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant brings you another sizzling Dark Kings novella. 

Born to rule the skies as a Dragon King with power and magic, Cináed hides his true identity in the mountains of Scotland with the rest of his brethren. But there is no respite for them as they protect the planet and the human occupants from threats. However, a new, more dangerous enemy has targeted the Kings. One that will stop at nothing until dragons are gone forever. But Cináed discovers a woman from a powerful, ancient Druid bloodline who might have a connection to this new foe. 

Solitude is sanctuary for Gemma. Her young life was upended one stormy night when her family disappears, leaving her utterly alone. She learned to depend solely on herself from then on. But no matter where she goes she feels…lost. As if she missed the path she was supposed to take. Everything changes when she backs into the most dangerously seductive man she’s ever laid eyes. Gemma surrenders to the all-consuming attraction and the wild, impossible love that could destroy them both – and finds her path amid magic and dragons. 

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.** 
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My Thoughts;

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This novella is a stand alone book for the Dark Night's World. I have been reading the new ones but would love to get the ones before that I have not read. Cinaed is a Dragon King and he meets Gemma and feels connected somehow and wants really help her. She lost her family as a child and does not know what happened to them. She doesn't trust anyone and is a researcher for people when she meets Cinaed. He wants her to trust him and to help her find out about her family. As she gets to know Cinaed she learns about magic and dragons. But for some reason she isn't upset but intrigued by it all and wants to learn so much. This was a little over 100 pages so is a quick read and really loved the chemistry between these 2. I am going to look forwards to reading more of this world.
I received this free for review through #Inkslinger.

**COMING SOON** DRAGON CLAIMED from NYT bestselling author Donna Grant releases Jan. 15th!

About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas. Visit Donna at www.DonnaGrant.com

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Review: In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick

In Dog We TrustWhen Jocelyn Hilliard finds herself named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce's pack of prized Labrador retriever show dogs, her world is flipped upside down. She's spent her entire life in Black Dog Bay, Delaware, but never expected to be living the pampered life of a seasonal resident in an oceanside mansion with a generous stipend. But her new role isn't without its challenges: the dogs (although cute) are difficult to manage, her boyfriend leaves her, and suddenly she's contending with her late benefactor's estranged son, Liam, who thinks he's entitled to the inheritance that was left to the dogs. 

But Jocelyn has worked too hard, and her mother has sacrificed too much, for her to back down without a fight. She uncovers Mr. Allardyce's secrets, connects with her mother on new levels, and learns more about her own father's legacy while trying to find common ground with Liam.

As Jocelyn fights to keep her new fur-family together, she is faced with a new rival who threatens to take everything.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the 5th book in the Black Dog Bay series. I hadn't read the other books but I didn't feel like I missed anything. Jocelyn is out running when she saves 2 dogs from being hit by car. One is a mutt and 1 is a show dog. The owner of a show dog pretty much demands that she take care of his dogs every day by taking them out by the beach for walks and tires them out. She is also running a business with her mom and best friend. The guy of the car, who almost hit the dogs start dating Jocelyn despite her mom's warnings. The owner of the dog passes away and leaves the dogs and the house in her care. But his son fights her on that. Then another threat is on the horizon. She will fight for what she thinks is right.
I received this from #NetGalley for an honest review #indogwetrust

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Review: Strangers In Death by J. D. Robb

Strangers in Death (In Death, #26)In 2060 New York, some murders still get more attention than others, especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed—and strangled with cords of black velvet. Fortunately, homicide cop Lieutenant Eve Dallas's billionaire husband, Roarke, happens to own the prime real estate where Thomas Anders's sporting-goods firm is headquartered, giving her some help with access. Before long, she's knocking on doors—and barging through them—to look for the answers she needs.

But some things don't add up—and everyone's alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the nephew who stood to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion—or a carefully planned execution? It's up to Dallas to solve this sensational case in which those who seem to be intimates sometimes guard secrets from each other—and strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways. . . .

My Thoughts:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the 26th book in the series. It has been a few years since I read the last book and once I picked this one up I remembered all the characters in it and their personalities. This is set in 2060 , NY city. A very wealthy man is found dead in his apartment. Strangled with ropes and all kinds of sex devices. The first suspect ,of course, is the wife , who has an alibi. Anders is the man murdered and he owns a sporting good firm. They help children go to camps and get sporting equipment. While his wife meets and greets the mothers of these children. After much investigating things just aren't as rosy as they seem. I have always loved the dynamics between Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her multi billionaire husband Roarke. Their past and who they are today. Eve can be quite a tough bitch but can help a stranger in return. I will continue to keep reading because I am invested in these characters and have missed them so much.
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