Wednesday, November 18, 2015


In Tim Washburn's debut thriller, Powerless, that word described it all and the best for that gripping novel. Everyone had experienced a blackout from time to time. But not like this. For Samuel Blake and Kaylee Connor at the NOAA, they predicted a doomed geometric storm that would take out the complete power grid in the whole world. And it might take years to get it restored. From the White House to Oklahoma, everyone had to fend for themselves, when the lights go out for good. Violent raids for food and weapons, new romances for Zeke and Kaylee to find in the midst of the dark, and a whole lot of heartache when people would kill for food or drugs. Until they wait for the power to be restored...

This was a fantastic novel from start to finish. I really cared for Zeke and his family, Kaylee and Samuel, even President Harris. This is a gripping novel in every page about the dilemma of what to do, when we have a loss of power that wouldn't be restored for years on end. I didn't care much about the violence, though it was the norm for those kind of chaotic dilemmas. But I did love the newfound romances among the central characters too. I loved the vast set of locations for the different settings from Washington D.C. even in the war overseas. This would leave you speechless with excellent non-stop action, suspense, intrigue and plenty of drama in every gripping scene.

Don't be powerless in the dark. Pick up a copy to light your way!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Taken by Sin

In Jaci Burton's Taken by Sin, the 4th installment in the Demon Hunters paranormal romance series, we were taken into the world when good versus evil and love conquers all. For Dalton, he was a fallen angel who wanted to redeem himself for taking a non-demon life. Instead, he swore to protect Isabelle from the Sons of Darkness, when she had half-demon blood inside her. As he had fond a way to save her, he fell in love with her, too. But it came with some difficulties and challenges along the way, like the demon hunters who were after him for going after Isabelle. But truth be told, they learn his secret and what he had to do to save her. In the end, he chose the right choice to be with her as they vanquished the evil inside her together.

This was an out-of-this-worldly paranormal romance dealing with voodoo and the dark and light forces. The timely romance between Dalton and Isabelle was a bit enchanted with the side romance of Mandy and Michael's relationship in Florida and elsewhere. I liked the plot about good vs evil and how they would vanquish the demons and those humans who've been their hosts in the long run. This would wheel you into another realm like no other and take you a trip that without bends the hands of time. My heart ached for Dalton's quest and Isabelle's plight and the journey they would take together in the end with their worldly love. Great drama, good suspense, non-stop action and tons of romance.

Will you be taken by sin? If so, give it a a try today?

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bowled Over

In Victoria Hamilton's Bowled Over, the second installment of the Vintage Kitchen Cozy Mystery series, this tale had plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Before the annual 4th of July picnic in Queensville, Michigan, Jaymie Leighton had a run-in from her former best friend, Kathy Cooper. To this day, she didn't know what caused the rift of their friendship and Kathy's venomous looks over to Jaymie's way. Before the picnic, she had ruffled a couple of people's feathers. By the fireworks exploded, Jaymie had found Kathy's dead body near the bathrooms with her broken Melanine bowl in the area. Now it was up for Jaymie to find out what went behind the vicious rumors that ended her friendship and who killed Kathy that night. Meanwhile stuck in a middle of a love triangle of her own between Detective Christian and her boyfriend Dan Collins, it was up for Jaymie to get to the bottom of the truth before it might too later for her.

This was another great culinary cozy from Victoria Hamilton. This one dealt with a lot of secrets and tons of surprises at every turn. I cared for Jaymie and her relationship with her sister Becca, and became with the love triangle she faced herself with between Zach and Dan. I loved the Queensville MI location and the intricate and lovely quaint settings for this small town. I didn't like Kathy much or the Douglases for that matter.  This one would pull at your heart strings and take your on a gripping ride with plenty of drama, intrigue, suspense and a hint of romance.

Don't get bowled over! Pick up a copy today!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Christmas in Bellevue Lane

In Anna DeStefano's Christmas on Bellevue Lane, another installment in the Echoes in the Heart contemporary romance novella series, we're introduced to the Dixon family once again. For Joe and Marsha Dixon, they wanted to make Christmas in July for their first grandchild Camile to carry on the tradition. But since  Joe was recovering from his heart surgery, everyone was concerned about his health. And when he fled the house, that's when Marsha told Camille her story on how she met Joe, and how they started fostering with the Christmas in July celebration in their foster family. And when he returned, he made it a Christmas to remember with heartfelt promises for the entire family to get better.

This was another beautiful and timeless contemporary holiday romance novella. I fell in love with Joe and Marsha Dixon's love story in Chandlerville, Georgia. I felt saddened to hear about the loss of Marsha's parents and then her inability to have babies. I cared about them then and now. I loved the small knit community in Chandlerville, which is ideal and perfect for this series. Your heart strings will be taught for this love story with romance, some drama, non-stop action and a bit of mystery.

Will you celebrate Christmas on Bellevue Lane? If so, check it out tomorrow!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Too Hard to Handle

In Julie Ann Walker's Too Hard to Handle, the eighth installment of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series, get ready to feel the brunt heat of a steamy romance between two lovers. For former Secret Service Agent Penelope DuPaul, she went on a mission to locate Dan "The Man" Currington from the BKI special ops team. Even if it took her all the way to South America,she had something to tell him. For Dan, he tracked down a traitor who sold top secrets from our country, while mourning the loss of his wife. When Penni found him, it was up to him to protect her from an oncoming threat. Between the two of them, the heat was on, while she revealed a secret she needed to share from their previous romantic encounter, which would change everything. And until Dan can remove the ghosts from his past, he would have to show Penni he loves her in more ways than one.

This was a hot and steamy romantic suspense with some hints of humor and eroticism. I instantly cared for Penny and her dilemma to reconnect with Dan. I felt his sorrow when he mourned his late wife and cared about Penny with his love for her. I loved the vast settings in Peru and in Chicago and Washington D.C. for the locations. This would make you turn up the heat with hot romance, suspense, drama and plenty of intrigue.

Are you too hard to handle? If not, check it out today!

Special review: Mew is for Murder from November 2008

In Clea Simon's Mew is for Murder, the first installment in the Theda Krakow cozy mystery series,  you'll be charmed by Theda and her love for cats. Poor Theda. Her boyfriend was gone for good, while she mourned the loss of her cat, and she just made a big career leap that left her finances flat.  During a stroll in Cambridge, she spotted an adorable stray kitten. It had led her to a decrepit old home of Lillian Helmhold, who was a classic cat hoarder in her home. This story intrigued her enough to help get her out of the dumps. But when she interviewed her, she found Lillian's dead body of an apparent accident. But when the cops weren't interested on solving the case, it lead Theda to do some investigating of her own with a cast of wild suspects. As she'd gotten closer to the truth, this had shaken her to the core.

This was a delightful and charming cozy mystery debut. I cared about Theda and her love of animals, mainly cat. She helped rescue those cats and solved a mystery, too. I did become concerned about Lillian's obsessive cat hoarding issues. I loved the Cambridge location and the scenic settings in every scene. This is perfect for a light and breezy book to read, since it had a hint of romance, plenty of intrigue, suspense, and drama along the way.

Check out this book today!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

24 Hours

In Claire Seeber's 24 Hours, this thriller will give you non-stop shocking action in the span of 24 hours. For Laurie Smith, she discovered her best friend died in a fire. It was up to Laurie to find her daughter Polly in 24 hours, and find out why someone tried to kill her. In flashbacks, we see what events had led her to this. Between her new love interest's Mal's crazy ex-wife or her own ex's new girlfriend Jolie. From past to present, it's a race against time to go find her daughter and clear her name, when the truth came out with bold-faced lies. In the end, there was a shocking twist to the end with devastating results discovered in the climax.

This was an excellent thriller with non-stop action. I loved the timeline to show the flashbacks in real time in this gripping novel. I really felt bad for Laurie and Polly and maybe a little sad for Emily. I believed that Sid and Suzanne belong together. I couldn't stand Jolie.  I loved the English countryside locations and the vast settings from one place to another. This would grip you in and take you on a heart-stopping emotional roller coaster with every page with tons of action, suspense, drama and some romantic intrigue to keep you reading.

Will you be hooked in 24 Hours? If so, check it out today!