Thursday, December 31, 2015

Waiting for Summer's Return

In Kim Vogel Sawyer's Waiting for Summer's Return, the first installment of the Heart of the Prairie Christian romance series, this novel would touch your heart from start to finish. For Summer Steadman, she had lost everything in Gaeddert Kansas--her family had gotten sick from typhoid fever and perished in the fire. As a widow, she had lost faith in God and wanted to die, too, since she was all alone. For Peter Ollenberger, a Mennonite widower who needs someone to teach his son Thomas, while he was injured from a fall. That's when a deal had compromised between them. She would stay in his shariah and care for his son. For the two of them, they had gotten to know each other better as she became to trust in God and became his friends, while they were some nay-sayers who didn't want her there, since she was a non-Mennonite. Through prayers and newfound faith in the church of God, throughout the winter season, things turned around. Slowly, while their mended and broken hearts have healed, they became to love each other and start a new life together.

This was a beautiful Christian romance series. I really loved it. It's so enchanting and moving about putting your faith in God and getting a second chance. I cared for Summer and her plight and for Peter and Thomas who had something they need in return. The Mennonite community in Gaeddert was picturesque and beautiful with the descriptions of how they lived. This would capture your heart and pull on the heart strings with romance, non-stop action, drama and intrigue. This would be a timeless classic within the hands of time.

Give this inspirational book a chance today!


In Cynthia Riggs's Touch-Me-Not, the 9th installment in the Martha's Vineyard Mystery series, you'll be enchanted and intrigued into this fast-paced mystery. For 92-year-old Police Deputy Victoria Trumbull, there was nothing she couldn't do. While she loved gardening her flowers on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard, she loved having her granddaughter in her home. But first, she dealt with a electrical outlet in her inn and then having to solve two connected murders. LeRoy Watts had a terrible secret he didn't want anyone to find out, when Jerry Sparks, a former employee with a drug problem, had discovered it and blackmailed him. From there, Jerry Sparks had ended up dead, and later on, during the mathematical quilting group, there's talk about stalkers and prank callers on the phone line. When his secret became uncovered, someone went after LeRoy Watts and killed him. For Victoria and Casey, they had to deal with true gruesome murders and find the connection between the two of them. Before she knew it, she would be next to discover who done it and why.

This was a delightful quick read for this mystery. You've got to love Victoria, when we rarely have senior citizen female lead characters take center stage. I've found her charming and delightful at once. Though I did felt her daughter Amelia was a bit overbearing and protective, Jerry and LeRoy were both creeps in my book. I've loved the characters, learned about the touch-me-not flowers and mathematical quilting group. I loved the Martha Vineyard island for an enchanted location and beautiful location to set this series. Get ready for a wild ride with drama, non-stop action, mystery and intrigue in this delightful book.

You can look and not touch the touch-me-not flowers? Give this one a go today!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die

In Edith Maxwell's A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die, the first installment in the Local Foods Cozy Mystery series, we were introduced to the world of local farmings and the customer-supported agriculture (CSA) movement. For local farmer Cameron "Cam" Flaherty, she's just starting up her local farming business at her great-uncle Albert's farm. First she dealt with Mike Montgomery, who she had to let go. And then one of her local volunteers was arrested. It was up to Cam to figure out who's sabotaging her farm and who killed Mike, while she set up a website for her growing business. With close ties to her childhood friend, Detective Ruth Dodge, she discovered who wanted to run things for her and tried to get away with murder, when she discovered who really done it and why.

This was an enjoyable cozy series debut featuring the local foods of CSA farming. I cared about Cam and her newfound farming business and her share volunteers. I've found Ellie adorable and despised Bev, Stuart as obnoxious. I loved how we've learned about the CSA and how it could be good for the environment with fresh produce--even fish! I loved the urban settings for the locations in Massachusetts. This would make you want to sink your teeth into a good read and dig  in with drama, non-stop action, suspense and a hint of romance and mystery.

Check out A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die tonight!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

An Eye for Murder

In Libby Fischer Hellman's An Eye for Murder, the first installment for the Ellie Foreman mystery series, she had combined historical fiction into this mystery debut. It all started for Ellie, a single mother with a daughter, when a lady sent her a letter out of the blue about her neighbor. From there, she discovered the identity of this man and discovered a death or two. That had sent Ellie on a wild ride to go back into time to WWII and locate the connection between the past and present. Unfurled into a high-powered political campaign, she was stuck into the heart of it, when there was attacks on her loved ones and close to her, leaving her life in peril. With her ex-husband's financial troubles and on the lam, she discovered love with a man that's connected to the case who traced his own family roots. She couldn't believe who was all behind it all and why the madness in the end with a surprise twist.

This was a spectacular mystery debut with a historical fiction slanted twist to the storyline. I loved the settings of past and present day Chicago and the politics as the main focus. I cared about Ellie and Rachel and didn't know what was up with Barry or the Iversons. I liked how it all came together in the end. This would propel you to the past with the link to the present future with a heated array of emotions with drama, non-stop action, mystery and intrigue in the end.

Do you have an eye for murder? If so, give it a read today!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Summer In Napa

 In Marina Adair's Summer in Napa, the second installment in the St. Helena Vineyard contemporary romance series, she tantalized us with a delicious treat in this contemporary romance. After a brutal divorce, Alexis "Lexi" Moreau fled from New York to return to her hometown of St. Helena, California, to start over. She decided to start from scratch to help her grandmother run her shop and have her own bistro. And that's when she ran into Marco "Marc" DeLuca, the best friend of her ex-husband. From there, they stirred up a friendship that blossomed into a fake romance, when they had eyes for each other. For Marc, he always wanted Lexi and had gotten himself into a mess with signing a deal with him. Their fauxmance had heated up into a romance, when secrets and lies came out into the open with a surprising twist in the end when justice will be served on a cold platter.

This was a hot and steamy romance with a culinary twist that would delight and scintillate your taste buds. I cared for Lexi and Marc and thought her ex was a douche bag in more ways than one. I loved how they romance had grew into something more than just for show. Those culinary treats were yummy to read about. The St. Helena location was idyllic and divine for Lexi to return home and belong there. This would reel you in like a barracuda and take you through a wild ride for this heated romance to steam up your windows.

Will you have a summer in Napa next year? If so, check it out today!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Playing for Pizza

In John Grisham's Playing for Pizza, he took a break from his smashing legal thrillers and told us a compelling literary thriller. For Rick Dockery, after a bad play that cost the Cleveland Browns the play-offs and landed in the hospital, he became known as the "Goat" in sports reporters. The town hated him, no team in the NFL wanted him on the sports roster. And that's when his agent Arnie devised a plan for him to play for an Italian football team, until he waited for the dust to settle. When Rick arrived in Italy, he learned about love, life and the Italian culture, and how they played football. And when it came to staying with the team or leaving, he stuck to his guns and found a new home, when it was safe for him there.

This was a fascinating read to learn how football is played in Italy. You really learned about the Italian culture there from the architecture to the history behind it from Parma to Rome. I cared about Rick and how he came a comeback of his own with the Parma Panthers. I didn't like Cray one bit. He wouldn't leave him alone, when he kept hounding him for a story. You'll get pulled into a story like this from start to finish to make this one of John Grisham's finest literary fiction thrillers in a long time with drama, action, some romance and a hint of mystery attached to it.

Will you be playing for pizza? If so, check it out today!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Line of Scrimmage

In Desiree Holt's Line of Scrimmage, the 2nd installment in the Game On contemporary sports romance novella, we were introduced to the world of football and a perfect love match. For Erin Bass, she had an one-night stand with NFL quarterback, Jake Russell, which was a bad mistake on her part. For Jake Russell, after one bad tackle in the game, he suffered a serious brake in his left leg. With his sister Ivy's witty matchmaking to pair them together and give Erin a job while Jake's recovering, they came to terms to work together.  Jake had to deal with life after football,  and Erin had sworn off football players from a devastating heartbreak with a ruthless football jock. Together they've gotten through those bumps in the road to come together as a couple in love.

This was a crazy sexy and hot contemporary sports romance novel. This one had all the right moves that deal with life with NFL for this couple. I thought Ivy was a hoot and Erin and Jake seemed like a perfect pair together. I loved the sports theme of football as the central theme, when Texas was spot on for the location and settings. This would make you cheer and root for this hot couple who fell in love with drama, romance, intrigue and a hint of action.

Hut hut hut hike! Check out Line of Scrimmage today!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Yarned and Dangerous

In Sadie Hartwell's Yarned and Dangerous, the first installment in the Tangled Web mystery crafty  cozy series, we were introduced to the small cozy town of Dorset Falls, Connecticut. For fashion designer Josie Blair, she helped take care of her great-uncle Eben and close her great-aunt's shop after she passed away. From there, she ran into some mean-spirited people like her ex-boyfriend and his mother from hell. At first, while she took care of the inventory, she discovered a dead body in her yarn shop and became tangled and unraveled into a scheme to sell the lot. She befriended her great-uncle's foe's grandson Mitch Woodruff and sparks flew between them. For Josie and her new friends, it was up to put together the mystery on whodunit and why, because they were next to go.

This was a charming and delightful crafty cozy series debut. I thought the town of Dorset Falls was magnificent and sweet with a cast of eclectic and intriguing characters. It was picturesque and ideal for the locations and the town for this cozy series. I cared for Josie, Eben and her great-aunt's friends. I didn't like the Humphries clan one bit, either. This would sweep you off your feet and be charmed as well with some yarning patterns to do a home. This has mystery, intrigue, drama and plenty of action for a quick read this holiday season.

Don't get tangled up into a ball, when you check out Yarned and Dangerous today!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Stiffs and Swine

In J.B. Stanley's Stiffs and Swine, the 4th installment in the Supper Club Mystery cozy series, we were entertained and intrigued by a couple of ordinary crime-solving citizens. For Professor James Henry, a local librarian in Shenandoah County Library, he had to deal with suspicious teen activity and a broken down bookmobile when they needed the funds for it. When Sheriff Lucy Hanover receives a last-minute invitation to a Hog Fest, she brought along her friends for good eating as fellow judges. But there they've encountered how tough it was to win the coveted prize, especially when one of the competitors wound up dead. It was up to find out the truth behind the lies to clear a friend's name and go deep to find out who done it with why. There were some sparking romances for James's dad and for his friend Bennett with a Hudsonville Sheriff.

This was a captivating culinary cozy mystery series. I cared for James Henry and his friends who all came together to solve crimes and have their own perks and quirks to make them special and different. I liked how they became known as the Supper Clubbers to make an awesome team. I didn't like Jimmy Lang much or Murphy, either. But I liked the small love matches made for good drama and intrigue with a hint of romance. I loved the ideas of using a barbecue hog fest in Virginia for the ideal location and settings for this series. This would make you hungry for the recipes and would want you to read more with romance, intrigue, drama and mystery.

Dig into Stiffs and Swine with a copy today!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Aunty Lee's Delights

In Ovidia Yu's Aunty Lee's Delights, the first installment in the Singaporean culinary cozy mystery series, we were introduced to life and culture in Singapore's beaches. It all started when a body was washed up on the shore, when two young women were reported missing. For "Aunty" Lee, it was up to discover the truth behind the disappearance of the two young women and how they knew each other. Lurking in the midst was a slimy character named Harry Sullivan who had a shady past and mucked things up for them. Besides running her own restaurant, Aunty Lee tried to make sense of things, when some of her patrons who came for a wine testing had a secret to share. As she unraveled this mystery like a barn of yarn, things hit too close to home to Aunty, when she learned the shocking truth behind it all.

This was an enjoyable and intriguing new cozy mystery to read. I loved the vast and beautiful Singaporean locations and settings to take us right there on the beach. Though I didn't like Harry much and Selina was a snobbish diva, I did like Nina and Aunty much with the SSS police detectives. I did feel bad for Laura and Marianne and Carla in a way. This would take you on a trip to try something new and take you on an explosive ride in Asia with drama, suspense, intrigue and lots of mystery in this quick read.

If you want an adventure, try Aunty Lee's Delights today!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Uncommon Grounds

In Sandra Balzo's Uncommon Grounds, the first installment in the Maggy Thorsen culinary cozy mystery series, she took a 21st twist for this central coffee shop theme. It all started at the grand opening of Maggy's coffee shop, Uncommon Grounds, with the two partners. That's when they discovered that Patricia Harper was found dead, electrocution by the espresso maker. A shock to the small town, that's when  Maggy butted heads with the new Sheriff in Town, Jacob Pavlik. It was up to Maggy to find out who killed her and suspicion had turned elsewhere, especially rumors went rampantly wild in the town and other family secrets were exposed. When Patricia Harper's husband David was found dead by a "suicide", everything came to a head when she never expected who done it and why, and it was someone close to her,  before she was next to go.

This was a great new culinary cozy debut to check out and try. I cared about Maggy Thorsen and her small town community in Brookhills, Wisconsin. I thought it was a quaint small town to set up a coffee shop. I also cared about Caren and Sarah and the Harpers, though I thought something was off about them. I thought Gary was okay until the end, and loved the sparks between Maggy and Jake Pavlik, the new sheriff in town. You'll learn a lot about coffee making in this culinary cozy and be delighted with every pleasant twist in this quick read with drama, suspense, intrigue and mystery.

Check out Uncommon Grounds for yourself today!

Sunday, December 6, 2015


In Wendy Corsi Staub's Sleepwalker, the 2nd installment in the Nightwatcher thriller trilogy series, she sent us more chilling thrills in the continuation in this thriller than no other before. Fast forward to the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the Nightwatcher murders, Allison's now married to James "Mack" MacKenna with three kids of their own. When news came about Jerry Thompson's suicide, they thought it was the end of that ordeal. But guess again? With Mack's sleepwalking problem, it was just the beginning of the nightmare for them. Someone watched over Allison and her family and targeted those closest to her in a rash set of new serial murders. Someone set up Mack as the fall guy and was after Allison next. In the end, there was a shocking twist of who was the culprit and a surprise in the ending for the conclusion of this trilogy series.

This was a bone-chilling and spine-tingling continuation of the thriller trilogy series. This sent me chills from start to finish to no end. I liked how Allison and Mack came together as a couple with a family and issues of their own. I didn't like Samuel Shields one bit, though I didn't care for much on Zoe Jennings, either. I loved the dual locations of New York and New Jersey for the dual settings. This captivated me from the first page to the last and made me want to read more with great action, suspense, tons of drama and intrigue.

Check out Sleepwalker today and keep the lights on!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Highlander's Accidental Marriage

In Callie Hutton's The Highlander's Accidental Marriage, the 6th installment in the Marriage Mart Mayhem historical romance novella series, we're introduced to two people who didn't expect to fall in love. For Lady Sarah Lacey from London, she didn't want to get married and have a husband. She's busy establishing her romance novel career. For Professor Braeden McKinnon from Edinburgh, he wasn't looking for love or a wife, when he longed to explore Rome as a archaeologist for adventure. It all started, when Sarah and her maid Alice needed a ride to get to Bedlay Castle. From there, they became a lot of bumps on the road, when during an overnight stay at an inn, they announced they were "married" by mistake. From there, it took a turn to the worse, when they reached the castle and had to get really married. At first, there was romance and chemistry between them. When she needed time apart, they sorted their feelings and professed their love for each other with a fitting compromise between them.

This was a charming historical romance novella. I loved how Sarah and Braeden met and fell in love, when they least expected to. They both wanted different things in their life, when Fate didn't want it that way. I loved how we're introduced to their families and had gotten inside Sarah and Braeden's head.  I loved the dual locations of Scotland and England with beautiful vast settings from start to finish. This would take you on a journey from your mind, body, heart and soul with terrific drama, suspense, action and romance.

Will you witness the Highlander's Accidental Marriage today? Check it out now!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Sketch Me if You can

In Sharon Pape's Sketch Me If You Can, the first installment in the portrait of a crime paranormal cozy mystery series, we had a twist of a ghost story with a compelling crime. For sketch artist Aurora "Rory" McCain, she took over her uncle's PI agency after he died from a heart attack. Later, one of his former clients asked her to look into the case of his sister's murder. Though she couldn't moonlight, she agreed to look into the case and finished what her uncle started. She also inherited a ghost named Zeke Marshal, a US Marshal from the 1800s, who wants to protect Rory and to find out who killed him. We do get to see a hint of his backstory inside this cozy. As Rory looked into the case, she followed the clues of evidence and did her own investigating, when she met Vince Conti, a charming guy. When the case unraveled before her eyes, she learned who killed Gail Oberlin, her uncle and wanted her next, as her life was on the line and her career, too.

This was an intriguing paranormal cozy mystery with the twist. I liked Rory as sketch artist and Zeke as a troubled ghost. I liked the connection to her uncle's death was linked into the murder somehow. I didn't like Conti one bit, but I really liked the others in the series. I loved the New York central location for the settings. This has a quirky paranormal twist with a hint of historical slant. This would bedazzle you and make you amazed and awe on how they all came together in the end.

Will you check out Sketch Me If You Can? If so, pick it up today!

Saturday, November 28, 2015


In Linda Fairstein's Entombed, the 7th installment in the Alexandra Cooper legal thriller series, she told us a chilling thriller that raised a notch up in the chill factor. For Alexandra Cooper, she had a lot on her hands. First she tackled the return of a serial rapist who returned after a hiatus. Meanwhile, she investigated the murders of Emily Upshaw and the shocking entombment of a corpse, 20 years ago. While she worked on both cases, her friend Michael Chapman learned about the devastating loss on his girlfriend from a freak ski accident. With a lot of twists and turns, it all odds up to the Raven Society and the connection to Edgar Allen Poe and who was behind what happened to everyone who tried to stop them in the end.

This was a shocking and twist cold legal thriller. I cared about Alex and Mike Chapman a lot. I didn't like the people involved with the Raven Society or the Maswanas for sure. They gave me the cold creeps. I loved the central New York City locations for the settings of this cold wintry legal thriller. I do liked the Edgar Allen Poe connection to the entombed body of the corpse and throughout the interwoven storyline. This would make you feel chilled to your core with tons of action, drama, suspense and intrigue.

Will you be intrigued to read Entombed today?

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Forgotten Solider

In Brad Taylor's the Forgotten Soldier, the 9th installment in the Pike Logan military thriller series, this dealt with real life issues like the ongoing war against terrorism overseas. For Guy George, he lost his brother in the war and received his box of his belongings.Now as a solider himself, he believed he was killed by the Afghans in the war. With Guy's insane suspicions, it was up to Pike Logan and his task force team to back him up and fight in the war, when Secretary State Billings had caught up in the crosshairs of the lines of fire. In the end, Guy risked his life and saved another, losing his own on the line. For Pike and the others, they finished what he started to clean up the ugly mess and take care of business in the honor of his memory.

This was a gripping and compelling military thriller that dealt with real life events in the ongoing warfront. I really cared about Pike, Jennifer and his task force, especially for Guy who lost his brother before he lost his own life in the end. I became suspicious of Billings and his corrupt misuse and abuse of political power. The locations on and off the war was fantastic in the Middle East and also back in the USA to take it back home. The settings were very realistic to set the scene with fast action-packed scenes. Pike's task force team are a force to be reckoned with in this military novel.

Salute to those who have fallen in the Forgotten Solider! Pre-order a copy today!

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!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Peach of a Murder

In Livia Washburn's a Peach of a Murder, the first installment of the Fresh-Baked Cozy Mystery series, we sink her teeth into this culinary cozy debut with secrets and lies come out. It all started with the murder of Newt Bishop, when Phyllis Newsom was getting ready for the Annual Peach Festival with the baking festival. And that's when Sam Fletcher, a new boarder at Phyllis's came in. At the time for the judging for the pies, Donnie Boatright had died before the judging results came out. It was up to Phyllis to find out who've done it and why, while trying to connect the two links. While she kept a close eye out for her friend Mattie Harris, who's been feeling unwell, she dug up some shocking truths and secrets, while treats were aimed at her. And when they were a hit-and-run of a young teacher, that's when she connected the dots and shocked to find out who done it and why...

This was a terrific new culinary cozy debut. I loved the cooking bake-off theme with the festival for the central subplot down in rural Texas. I cared for Phyllis and her family, especially for Mattie, who had memory issues and other ailments. I liked Sam Fletcher, too, and warmed up to Carolyn Walburger a tiny bit. This would take you into a great reading adventure with mystery, intrigue, suspense and plenty of drama, when the adrenaline went up high.

Will you sink your teeth into a Peach of a Murder today? If so, dig in with this copy!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lessons from a Scarlet Lady

In Emma Wildes's Lessons from a Scarlet Lady, the first installment in the Northfield series, she wickedly told us two love stories for the price of one. For Brianna Northfield, the new Duchess, she purchased a scandalous and banned book to help keep the romance alive in the bedroom with less boredom. For Rebecca Marston, she had her eyes only for Brianna's brother-in-law Robert Northfield, who her father dislikes, when they pressure her for marriage. When both of them used the same book, she turned up the heat into their romances with surprising twists and turns from reading and turning those pages with a shocking ending.

This was a daring and sexy historical romance debut from Emma Wildes. I cared about Brianna with her marriage to Colton, and her friend Rebecca's courtship to Robert. I loved the twist about using a scandalous book to get or help nudge what they want. I loved the vast English settings and locations all over the English countryside. This would definitely make you want a copy for your own love life and add some spark to it, too. This has plenty of intrigue, suspense, drama and plenty of non-stop action.

Will you read some lessons from a scarlet lady? If so, give it a go today!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Heat of the Moment

In Katie Rose's The Heat of the Moment, the third installment in the Boys of Summer Sports Contemporary romance series, she had hit a home run with this compelling read. For Gavin King, when a knee injury had sidelined him, he had been traded to the Jersey Sonics from his California baseball team. Later, he learned that it was the best move possible for him, after he broke up with his model girlfriend. That's when he met his physical therapist, Jessica Hart, who swore off baseball players after a recent breakup with one. While he worked on healing his knee to get back in the game, he had gotten to know Jessica and fell in love with her, when they sexual heat between them was steamy hot for sure. But when his ex comes back, it made Jessica uncertain, when he told her she was the one for him.

This was a delightful sports contemporary romance novel in the series. I liked Gavin and Jessica as a couple and hated Kristen in on the spot. His father needed to get a life and care for Gavin's feeling, not just the sport itself.  But I liked the central theme being sports and baseball in general and the new friendship he had with his team mates, with the exception of Roger. This would make you cheer for Gavin being the underdog, and Jessica to be swept off his feet in this wonderful romance. There's a lot of non-stop action, drama, romance and intrigue in this steamy novel.

Will you be caught up in the heat of the moment? If so, don't strike out without a copy today!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Blind Justice

In Ethan Cross's Blind Justice, this action-packed high octane thriller will compel you to take you through these fast-paced chapters. For Deacon Munroe, he wasn't your typical DCIS criminal investigator. Blind since 9/11 and a widower with 2 teenage girls, he would do anything for justice his way. When a Mexican cartel hits his hometown of Washington D.C., they came after him and killed his best friend instead. Now it was up to find out the root of the source of a powerful new drug and to stop a new terrorist attack before it happens. With the help of a released convict named Jonas Black, he became the eyes for Deacon to see what he can't see and used his own senses. And when their families became the next victims and kidnapped, they would stop for nothing to see justice their way.

This was a fantastic thriller by Ethan Cross. I instantly cared about Deacon Munroe and how he saw things his own way with no eyesight. I became saddened for his loss of his best friend and watched how he took care of his own daughters. I thought Jonas Black was pretty decent. I loved the Washington D.C. area, day and night. This would make you feel for Deacon and care about him and his fight for justice in every turning page with non-stop action, drama, suspense and mystery.

Will you have your own blind justice today? If so, check it out now!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Ransom River

In Meg Gardiner's Ransom River, she shocked us and sent us reeling in this standalone thriller. For Rory Mackenzie, she was the 7th juror in a criminal case. But things didn't go as planned, when there was chaos in the courtroom as two gunmen took control. After the ordeal was over, she didn't get a warm welcome home from her family. Nothing was what it seemed to be. With help from former cop and flame, and childhood friend, Seth Colder, they investigate the story behind the heist and what she was singled out. The closer she had gotten to the truth, she received threats from people, even from her own cousins, which stemmed to her family history of past secrets from a cold case of a bank robbery.  With more shocking secrets came to light, Seth and Rory grew closer together and fought against evil to the end.

This was a powerful and shocking standalone thriller. I cared about Rory and her parents, though I didn't like her cousins one bit, except for her Aunt Amber. I did like Rory's reunion with Seth. We could see the smoldering chemistry between them. This would send you flying through in the pages and shake your head in disbelief with every twist and turn. I did like the fictional town of Ransom River in California with its own intricate scenery and locations. Great non-stop action, suspense, drama and intrigue to the end.

Will you visit Ransom River? If so, be wary with a copy today!

Thursday, October 8, 2015


In Christina Dodd's Betrayal, the third installment in the Bella Terra Deception romantic suspense series, this one catapults you into two star-crossed lovers that were meant to be together. For Penelope Alonso Caldwell, she had a passionate summer with Noah Di Lucca, 9 years ago. But the truth of his past had torn him apart. For Penelope, she suffered a lot of heartache, when she lost her mother, husband and newborn baby within a span of the year. And she didn't know who was her father. For Noah, he didn't know his other mother, until a chance encounter in Europe, when he learned about his lethal heritage and the deadly timeline from his biological relatives. And that lead to find the mystery of pink diamonds in a vintage wine bottle. But when fate brought them together, they knew they were destined and conquered the evil for all.

This was a beautiful love story about star-crossed lovers who were meant to be. I loved the locations of Bella Terra in California with the vineyard and the small town resort and close-knit community. I became heartsick for Penelope for dealing such blows of losing her loved ones in grief, and how she reunited with Noah by tempting fate. I cared for Noah's plight, when he was stuck between a rock and a real hard place with a ticking time bomb around his neck. This would take you on an emotional wild roller coaster ride from start to finish with heated chemistry, suspense, non-stop action and drama with intrigue.

Will you stop at nothing for a betrayal? If so, check it out today!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happiness Key

In Emilie Richards's Happiness Key, the first installment in the Happiness Key Woman's fiction series, this was a beautiful story about four women who came together with not much in common. For Tracy Deloche, when her husband was sent to prison, she was left with five cottages on a strip of beach land as their landlord. As she tried to make ends meet by finding a job and love, she bonded with three of her tenants and neighbors, Janya Kapur, an Indian woman who's trying to find her way to love to her arranged husband and trying to move away from being shunned in the past, Wanda Grey, an old woman who's trying to find her own way to freedom from her husband and come to love him again, and Alice Brooks, a grandmother who's mourned the loss of her daughter and became the victim of an elder abuse situation with her son-in-law, while protecting her granddaughter. Together, they solved the mystery of Herb Krause, a former tenant who passed away, and came together as friends and so much more.

This was a real beautiful woman's fiction novel about love, life, family and friendship, all wrapped up in this storyline. I cared about Tracy, Wanda, Janya and Alice and Olivia. I've grown to care for Marsh and despised Lee on the spot. I loved the Florida Key along the coastline for this idealistic novel about learning to love and lean on each other. This would bring you into their lives and open your heart with a big smile with tons of romance, non-stop action, drama and intrigue.

Will you find your own Happiness Key today? If so, check it out!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Special review: Dead Sleep from February 2009

In Greg Iles's Dead Sleep, the third installment in the Mississippi series, he had delivered to send chills up and down our spine. For photojournalist Jordan Glass, she discovered the "Sleeping Women" painting series morbidly disturbing, since it showcased dead and not sleeping women. One of them might be her own--or of her missing twin sister. At the urging of the FBI, Jordan becomes the hunter and the hunted for the search of this anonymous artist and obsessed killer, who knew more about her family than she's prepared to face.

This was another bone-chilling thriller that would leave you speechless, right until it was over. I cared about Jordan and became curious on the paintings myself. The location and settings of Mississippi was perfect to showcase a dark twisted and perhaps perverted side of art. This would take you in for a disturbing wild ride with non-stop action, drama, suspense, and tons of mystery. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Open Season

In CJ Box's thriller debut, Open Season, the first installment of the Joe Pickett thriller series, it hits close to home and personal in this fascinating thriller. For Game Warden Joe Pickett of Saddlestring, Wyoming, it all started with the altercation and murder of Ote Kelley. From there, he investigated the murder of two fellow outfitters in the mountains and came across some hard obstacles along the way. While this went on, his oldest daughter Sheridan came across some endangered species, when someone watched her from the shadows. The closer he'd gotten to the truth, his family's life and job became entangled on the line of crossfire, when it dealt with dirty politics and the endangered species. And when someone targeted his pregnant wife and daughter, there's going to be hell to pay in self-defense to the bittersweet end.

This was a fantastic thriller debut from CJ Box, though I've read one of his books awhile ago. I really cared about Joe and his family, while he dealt with wildlife during the hunting season. I really loved the scenic descriptions of the settings and locations in Saddlestring, Wyoming. It magically transported you there to take you places. This would reel you in and take you on a wild ride through Wyoming's mountains and beyond with non-stop action, intrigue, drama and plenty of suspense.

Will you be ready for open season today? If so, check it out now!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Live Bait

In the second installment of PJ Tracy's Monkeewrench Mystery series, Live Bait, this mystery tackled a lot of history with humor and hits a sore spot with intrigue. For Leo Magozzi and his fellow police officers, it all started with a murder of Morey Gilbert and the tortured death of Arlen Fischer. For two separate cases, they worked two grizzly crimes when they tried to find a connection. When two other seniors were killed the same way, they tried to find a bigger link. And that's when they've found out about their tattoos on their arms. When Morey's son was being shadowed by the killer, that's when Leo placed protection from him, while he asked Grace for her help to widen their net even bigger. And when she did, it's quite shocking, when they discover about unsolved murders and who the killer really was and why in the end, after they lost one of their own.

This was a gripping mystery that had hard bits of humors and tackled a most disturbing crime in their neighborhood. I did care about Grace and Leo coming together as a couple and his fellow police officers. I felt sorrow for Marty, Jack and Lily, too. There's some colorful characters in this novel. I liked the Minnesota location for the storyline and for the settings. This left me feeling so cold all over from start to finish. Great drama, non-stop action, mystery and intrigue on every page.

Will you try tackle some live bait tonight? If so, check it out now!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Minute Zero

In Todd Moss's Minute Zero, the 2nd installment of the Judd Ryker International political thriller series, the country of Zimbabwe took central stage in this thriller. When an American tourist was killed in Victorian Falls, that was the start of this gripping thriller, when it edged closer to their Election Day. And that's when Judd Ryker was sent down to oversee the Zimbabwean elections for any conflict, and if his Minute Zero proposal plan would be needed. At the edge of your seat, from Washington D.C. to Africa, there's scandals, violence, and a potential uprising, when there was a blackout, and two assassinated politicians at the cutthroat of political turmoil, when Judd witnessed it all. Back home, his wife Jessica had harbored a deep secret about her past that would blow you away in the shocking climax with the final time-tomb.

This was a most fascinating and intriguing international political thriller that would take you at the edge of your seat. I cared about Judd and Jessica and the political turmoil that brewed in Zimbabwe between both political parties. I loved the central locations of Zimbabwe and Washington D.C. for the dual settings. I didn't like Zagwe and Harriet pretty much--the same went for Simba. This would take you on a wild and crazy ride with non-stop action, drama, intrigue and lots of suspense.

Will you need a minute zero for a SOS?

Monday, September 14, 2015

The End Game

In Catherine Coulter's and JT Ellison's The End Game, the third installment in the A Brit in the FBI thriller series, this thriller had all the elements of a dark and compelling, gritty thriller. For FBI Agent Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine, it all started with an explosion of an oil refinery and lead them to the trail of an eco-terrorist group, the Celebrants of Earth, who were against the Middle Eastern countries who support terrorism and gives us oil for gasoline. From there, it gets complicated, when there was a terrorist in the midst and a mess, when some of their agents were killed in the explosion. It was up to them to follow the electronic paper trail to a cyber-attack and blackout, with threats that went up to the White House. While Michaela and Nicholas team up with Savich and Sherlock, they knew they had chemistry together. They were many twists and turns in the end that they didn't see coming, right to the end.

This was a fantastic and mind-blowing thriller in the series, though I haven't read the other two books in the series. I loved the chemistry Mike and Nick had as partners and as lovers. I loved the eco-terrorism plot element with a hint of political thriller thrown inside with current events. I loved the vast array of USA locations, especially along the East Coast. This would leave you hanging at the edge of your seat from start to finish with excellent drama, suspense, intrigue and non-stop action on every page.

Will you reach your own end game today? If so, pick up a copy tomorrow!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sanctuary Island

In Lily Everett's Sanctuary Island, the first installment in the Sanctuary Island, you're transported to a heart-warming and fantastic contemporary romance novel that you would move you to tears. For Ella Preston, she thought her sister's Merry's idea to visit their estranged mother on Sanctuary Island a bad idea after fifteen long years. But things changed for Ella and Merry, when they arrived on the island and become awed on the island's beauty. When they met the vet, Ben, and his best friend, Grady Wilkes, it opened a whole new world for them. It gave Jo Ellen Hollister, their mother, to reconnect with them, while she faced a debt that needed to be paid. Within time, Ella and Grady grew closer together, when Merry gave birth to her son. Time tended to heal her own wounds and heart, too.

This was such a beautiful contemporary romance series. It reminds me of The Horse Whisperer that meets Bridges of Madison County in a way. I fell in love with this novel and debut by Lily Everett. I cared for Merry, Ella and Jo Ellen. I'm so glad that they bonded and started fresh, even on the island. I loved how Ella and Grady came together and healed each other's hearts. I thought Taylor was okay as a pain in the butt. I loved the island location with the horses and how it resembled like a small town. This would reel you in and take you on a fantastic ride like in a carnival with great drama,  romance, lots of romance and intrigue from start to finish.

Will you take a trip to Sanctuary Island today? If so, buckle up on the ferry ride now.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Black-Eyed Susans

In Julia Heaberlin's Black-Eyed Susans, prepared to be chilled and thrilled in this three-part dark thriller. For Tessa "Tessie" Cartwright, at age sixteen, she was left for dead in a Texas field of Black-Eyed Susans and was the only who survived and became blind. In this thriller, we watched the grown-up Tessa as a mother of a teenage daughter who's been haunted and taunted by her neighbors as the killer's days come close to a screeching halt in the end before his execution on Death. With flashbacks to a young Tessa, before and after her trial, when multiple events unfolded to a surprising climax of the true identity of the killer's being revealed by a blast of her past with a huge bombshell that would blow you away!

This was one mind-blowing dark thriller that would leave you chilled, until after you finished reading it. I did really care about Tessa/Tessie, then and now, and how she became a strong mother of a teen daughter. I didn't like her best friend Lydia at all. And as for the real serial killer, who could he do that to her and others? I really love the Texas locations for the past and present for the location and how the black-eyed Susans became symbolic to the storyline. This is a must-read straight to the end and with the light on with excellent non-stop action, suspense, intrigue and lots of chills.

Will you pick a bouquet of Black-eyed Susans today? If so, hold on tight!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Clammed Up

In the first installment of Barbara Ross's Maine Clambake Cozy Mystery series, Clammed Up, she introduced us to Morrow Island for this charming mystery. For Julia Snowden, she returned back to Maine to help out with her family's clambake business. But things did get clammy for sure, when she found a dead body during the wedding shower of a wedding and investigated into the murder for sure. Besides fighting the bank for a loan to pay for a debt, things get dicey, when her childhood sweetheart returned back to town. As she reunited with her family, she talked to people to get to know the truth. More or less, that's when Windsholme went up in flames. Sooner or later, she discovered the shocking truth of who done it and why, while trying to save face and the clambake.

This was a charming new culinary cozy series debut. I loved the Morrow Island central location for Maine to have a clambake-based cozy series. It's very idealistic for a small island town, too. I cared about Julia and her family and became concerned about Etienne and his family. I became torn between Jamie and Chris for Julia's love interests in a semi-love triangle. This would entice you and give you chills, along with delicious clambake recipes included too, for this tempting and delectable new culinary cozy series to read. Great drama, intrigue, suspense, and plenty of non-stop action too.

Will you be clammed up this fall? If so, grab a serving or two with a copy today!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tragic Toppings

In Jessica Beck's Tragic Toppings, the 5th installment in the Donut Shop culinary cozy series, she delighted us with an intriguing cozy with delicious donut recipes to enjoy at home. For Suzanne Hart, she received a lot of customers come and go at her shop. But when their handyman winds up missing and turns up dead, it baffled Suzanne's mind on who wanted him dead. Besides trying to convince her mother to go out with the police chief on their dates, she's busy running her store and waiting for her boyfriend to visit her from his job. When he does, it's between the two of them on who wanted to see Tim Leander dad--they dig up his past life and his love life to question everybody as a suspect. When her recipe book went missing and up in flames, someone sent her a warning, before her business could go up in smoke. Before she knew it, her life was at stake and discovered who killed him and someone else, too.

This was a delightful new culinary cozy series to enjoy, even though it was in the middle of the series. I cared about Suzanne and her mother Dorothy, who were two of a kind, and cared for each other. I also loved Emma, Emily and Jake and Grace. The town of April Springs were charming and idealistic for a small town in the Carolinas. I felt bad for Emily and Tim and didn't like Orson Blaine one bit. This would entice you and thrill you with a charming twist or two, every step of the way. Good drama, excellent suspense, intrigue and plenty of non-stop action, too.

Will you have some tragic toppings added to your donuts today? If so, read on with sprinkles on top!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Wild on You

In Tina Wainscott's Wild on You, the first installment in the Justiss Alliance romantic suspense series, she brought out the wild side of two people who are destined for each other. For Rick "Risk" Yarbrough, a former Navy-SEAL, he was assigned to watch over Addie Wunder from death threats and other attempts on her life. It was no baby-sitting job, since she was an animal activist and a vegetarian to boot, when he had tempted the wild side of her. For Addie, she didn't mean to settle down and change her ways. But with more attempts on her life brought her closer to Rick, it made her fall in love with him, when danger followed not too far behind.

This was a fantastic romantic suspense novel. I instantly cared about Rick and Addie on this wild and crazy romantic adventure. I loved how Addie thought for animal rights and became a vegetarian, just because of that reason. I adored Rick on how he protected her and tempted her a few times. I thought Elrod was a pain in the butt and got what he deserved in the end. I loved the dual locations of Virginia and Miami for the settings of this great novel. This would take you on the wild side, too. Great drama, great heated romance and suspense with plenty of non-stop action and intrigue as well.

Will you check out Wild on You? If so, give it a whirl this weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dying for Dinner Rolls

In Lois Lavrisa's Dying for Dinner Rolls, the first installment in the Chubby Chicks Club culinary cozy series, she introduced us to a group of friends with this new cozy series debut. When Cat Thompson's friend Lucy was found murdered in her home, she didn't believe it was suicide. It was up to her and her friend Annie to figure it out for themselves. When they re-evaluated her life for clues, Cat also wondered more about who wanted to murder her father and searched for answers with a sedoku crossword puzzle. When they get closer to the truth, they figured out who it was and get caught into an embroiled mess.

For this charming culinary cozy debut, I did care about Cat and her friends. Talk about a diverse background, including her heritage for her origins. I did feel sorry for Lucy and hated her husband Bert for being a lying cheat and a sneak. I liked the small town location in Georgia and the idealistic settings that took place there. This was a fun read that would make you keep turning the pages to the end. Great drama, good suspense with culinary recipes to enjoy, with nice non-stop action and intrigue.

Will you be dying for dinner rolls tonight? If so, pick up a package and enjoy this book!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Faithful Spy

 In Alex Berenson's espionage thriller, The Faithful Spy, the first installment of the John Wells series, he had taken him to current headlines during 9/11 and after 9/11. For John Wells, he was a spy undercover who worked with al Qaeda for over a decade to bring the end of terrorism. Though he had abandoned his family and mourned the loss of his parents, the CIA wants him caught or to bring him in, especially with Agent Jen Exley, someone he knew from the past, someone he had a growing attraction with. With a race against time to stop another terrorism attack from hitting our country, it was up to them to stop them and a bio-terrorism attack from imploding with mass casualties, before it was too late.

This was a fantastic thriller debut. I instantly cared about John Wells and Jen Exley on how the war against terrorism had impacted in their lives, then and now. I didn't like the terrorism parts, but loved how John embedded himself to secretly work with the CIA for over a decade, before he decided to come back home. I loved the locations in California, Canada, New York, and even in Afghanistan, too.  This really took you behind the scenes and center stage for everyone who worked to stop the war and to put an end to terrorism in our country. Great drama, excellent non-stop action, lots of intrigue and mystery along the way.

Will you support the faithful spy? If so, check it out today!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Say Goodbye

In Lisa Gardner's Say Goodbye, the 6th installment in the Quincy and Rainie thriller series, she enthralled us and chilled us with this creepy and twisted thriller. For Agent Kimberly Quincy McCormack, she was five months pregnant with her first child with Mac, when there was an evil monster out there, preying on prostitutes and killing them. It all started with the disappearance and phone call from Ginny Jones. That's when she worked with GBI Agent Sal Martignetti on this most disturbing case, when Ginny was their informant and had preyed on them by helping Dinchara, a serial killer who looked like a spider himself. His backstory was creeper than before, when he was one of the missing and preyed upon. As they've gotten closer to identifying him, there was a link between then and now for one of their own, which a shocking and grim ending for sure.

This thriller most certainly gave me the creeps and a lot of chills. I would recommend it, if you have or haven't read her work before, especially reading the series in order, if not as stand-alone. I did care for Kimberly and Mac, even for Sal. I didn't like Ginny, Dinchara, or his boy minions as well. I had a liking for Rita, too. I loved the vast scenic locations in the Georgia area from the rural woods to Atlanta itself. This would give you chills, goosebumps, and a lot more in the end. Great drama with excellent suspense, intrigue, mystery and lots of non-stop action.

Before you say goodbye, give this book a try this summer!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Homecoming

In JoAnn Ross's The Homecoming, the first installment in the Shelter Bay romantic suspense series, this novel would move you to tears and tug your heart. For Sax Douchett, this Cajun former Navy SEAL came home from the war with the ghosts of his past. He didn't plan on going to his homecoming parade, when he met his former flame and brother's best friend's widow, Kara Conway, a widow with a son, and the sheriff of her small town. When he uncovered a skull on the beach with his dog Velcro, that's what started it all for them to uncover the truth and rekindle old feelings. For Kara, she still mourned the loss of her husband and lived with her mother, who decided to find love with her senior deputies. Between Sax and Kara, it started as friends and blossomed into something else entirely between them, when they solved two cold cases together with a connection between them all with a sweet ending.

This was a lovely and tender romantic suspense novel. I really cared about Kara and Trey, Faith, and Sax. I loved the cold case connection to the novel to bring closure in the end. Shelter Bay sounded so idealistic and heavenly to be by the coastline for a small town as the perfect setting and location. This would make you heart swell with pride and swoon for a guy like Sax to have as your own. Great drama, excellent suspense and intrigue with non-stop action, mystery and plenty of romance all around.

Will you have your own homecoming? If so, check it out this weekend!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Every Move She Makes

In Jannine Gallant's Every Move She Makes, the first installment in the Who's Watching Now romantic suspense series, this debut novel had the markings of a success on her hands. For Grace Hanover, a reporter who would do everything for a story, she traveled to Moose Flat, Alaska for covering a story. For Travis Barnett, her bodyguard to watch over her and going for the same story, he met her there. Between the two of them, they've both had been burned in their relationships and sparks flew between them, though they're from two different cities. When an assassin targets Grace, Travis would do everything to protect her, while he was falling in love for her. As for Grace, she would discover who followed her every move and learned that it was nothing more than for revenge in the end. Later, Travis and Grace have found out they were meant for each other.

This was an excellent romantic suspense debut from Jannine Gallant. I really cared about Grace, when she experienced guilt about her former boyfriend's suicidal death. I really loved Travis with her, when they met and came together. Mason/Archer, I didn't like too much. He gave me the creeps. But I loved Grace's family, too. I love the trifecta of Alaska, Seattle and San Francisco for the locations and the settings in this novel. This made me intrigued and curious to read more on how they've turned out. Great suspense, intrigue, suspense, romance and tons of mystery.

Will you check out Every Move She Makes today? If so, give it a try!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Blood Memory

In Greg Iles's Blood Memory, the 5th installment of the Mississippi thriller series, Greg Iles thrilled us and chilled us with some horrific elements in this novel. For Cat Ferry, a forensic odontologist, she had a panic attack at a crime scene, when a serial killer had targeted a male with bite marks. That had taken her back to time to her past, and back to her home in Natchez Mississippi, when she experienced the haunted memory of her father's murder. From there, she pieced together on the past and how a serial killer wanted to speak to her. With her life on her line, she learned the dangerous truth about her hidden family secrets and what made her what she is today on shaky ground, with some damning and shocking consequences to shock her all in the end.

This was a mind-blowing and compelling thriller from Greg Iles. This would completely blow your mind and chill you to your core. I cared about Cat and Sean's relationship and didn't like her grandfather and Billy Neal. Malik creeped me out to some extent. I loved the dual locations of Natchez and New Orleans, though De Salle Island was something else altogether, like a family filled of secrets. This continued to reel me in like a big fish and had me hooked and enthralled on every single page. Great drama with plenty of non-stop action, suspense, mystery and intrigue, all wrapped up into this package.

Will you encounter your own blood memory today? If so, check it out!