Friday, November 16, 2018

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson, #1)

First Grave on the Right
by Darynda Jones

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Charley Davidson - Book 1
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (February 1, 2011)
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Comedy
Print Length: 321 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

This whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual.
Or a diagram of some kind.
A flow chart would have been nice.
Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light." But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. But what does he want with Charley? And why can't she seem to resist him? And what does she have to lose by giving in?

With scorching-hot tension and high-octane humor, First Grave on the Right is your signpost to paranormal suspense of the highest order.

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
(Charley Davidson, #1)

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)Oh, what a pleasant surprise! Meet the Grim Reaper, who is anything but grim! Charley Davidson sees the dead, sends them on their merry way to the ever-after and does part time private investigating on the side. She also has some pretty steamy dreams of a mystery man who has been in the shadows her entire life.

Darynda Jones’ FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT is a sassy tale of a sassy woman whose attitude and penchant for getting in trouble is matched only by her wit and sarcasm! Add in the heat from her mystery dream man and her discovering he may be more than a dream, and we are off and running.

A fast-paced, fun start to a series that is bound to cause a lot of laughing and consumption of ice water to cool the flames of passion igniting.

I received a complimentary copy from St Martin's Press!

Lost Girl by Colleen Vanderlinden (Hidden #1)

Lost Girl
by Colleen Vanderlinden

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Hidden - Book 1
Publisher: Peitho Press (December 3, 2013)
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Print Length: 230 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Molly Brooks is a telepathic vigilante with a few secrets and a mysterious past. Determined to make something of her bizarre powers, she devotes herself to saving those who need her most. One night, she's followed by a powerful being in a pickup truck, and her world will never be the same. Finding herself thrust into a world full of supernatural beings she could have only imagined, Molly learns how powerful she really is, and how much she stands to lose.
Lost Girl by Colleen Vanderlinden (Hidden #1)

Lost Girl (Hidden, #1)What a read! What a ride! What a heroine! Molly is a telepathic vigilante, doing her part to make Detroit’s streets safe. But, surprise, she discovers she is much more, or should I say she discovers WHY she is so much more! This dark loner will find that she is not alone with her unusual talents and just maybe she should learn to be a team player, especially when a hot demon proves she can be bested in more ways than one.

LOST GIRL by Colleen Vanderlinden has attitude, great dialogue, and characters that are larger than life in this slightly dark urban fantasy. The rapid-fire pace had me flying through each page and Molly? She is my hero! Hang on tight for this one, the action, the budding romance and the surprises just keep on coming as things that go bump in the night come to life. A great foundation for the HIDDEN series.

Finding Luna Tour & #Giveaway

Finding Luna
Pride Book 1
by Becca Fanning
Genre: RH Paranormal Romance

What happens when three Lion Shifters have to share one Mate?

Maryellen was born into a life, if given the chance, she would gladly give away. Though she is probably one of the wealthiest people in the country, Maryellen has never wanted her wealth. Nor her family who is constantly trying to find ways to steal her wealth from her. After being the sole heir to her grandfather’s fortune, everyone has been out to get her ever since. After countless kidnapping attempts and always being afraid to fall asleep, El is finally taking the step to date someone and perhaps find true love. 

But when she meets Ryan on a blind date, her world changes forever. She is plunged into the world of the paranormal as Ryan reveals his true identity; that he is the leader of the local Pride of Lions. And more than that is the fact that Ryan knows El is her mate. And to make matters more complicated, Ryan is part of a Triad of brothers. Meaning, El has three mates. As El tries to comprehend this crazy new life she is a part of, she can’t deny how right this all feels. She now has the protection of shifters and three men who will love her and keep her safe. 

But, even after accepting her new life, she can’t let go of the past. She will have to find the truth behind why she is always targeted and come to understand that it’s not just for her money. She will have to make tough decisions, but at least now she knows she will never be alone again. 

USA Today Bestselling Author Becca Fanning brings you a compelling and steamy Reverse Harem Shifter Romance!

USA Today Bestselling Author Becca is interested in one thing: big alpha male Shifters who know when to be tough and when to be sensitive. She didn't think there were enough of those, so she's been writing about them for the past three years! Her books are steamy with deep characters, suspense and authentic relationships.

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Atlanta's Finest by Sharon C. Cooper Tour & #Giveaway

Atlanta's Finest Series Book 3
by Sharon C Cooper
Genre: Romantic Suspense

He wants to forget his past… She’s hiding from hers…

Former FBI agent Kenton Bailey traded in his badge when an assignment went horribly wrong. Now he provides personal security to high-end clients. But falling for Egypt Durand, the Queen of Supreme Security, wasn’t part of the plan. She’s smart, classy, and ignites a fire in him that only she can extinguish. Except she retreats from his advances…and she’s shrouded in a veil of secrecy.

Egypt has never met a man as sexy as Kenton. Funny and smart, he’s hard to resist. But her past leaves no room for a happily ever after. Still, with him, she dreams of a future.

Finally, Egypt’s startling truths are revealed, throwing Kenton off balance and forcing him to confront the past he left behind. And when threats from a dangerous crime family send Egypt bolting, Kenton convinces her to stay. Together they will fight to bring closure to their pasts, but will they live long enough to explore the passion brewing between them?

Atlanta's Finest Series Book 2

Even when he does good, he’s bad…

Detective Lazarus Dimas doesn’t play by the rules. On the streets, he’s a force to be reckoned with, a dangerous man with a badge and a gun. But he does have a soft spot — the sexy assistant district attorney Journey Ramsey. There is something about the woman he can’t shake. She’s irresistible and off limits. At least that’s what he keeps telling himself, but one kiss leads to others and well…so much for limits.

Journey plays by the rules, normally. But she can’t deny the sexual tension that sparks whenever Laz is near, even when he puts her professional integrity at risk. Laz is complex. The type of man fathers warn their daughters about. Yet, there’s a gentle, vulnerable side to him that he lets no one see except her, and she can’t resist him.

Can Laz prove he’s the man for Journey before a reopened case exposes his true colors? Or will the danger they face show that the love they share knows no boundaries?

*Indebted is book 2 in the Atlanta's Finest Series, but can be read as a standalone.
**Interracial romance (BWWM).

Atlanta's Finest Series Book 1

She’s a distraction he can’t resist…

A spark ignites the moment security specialist, Hamilton Crosby, meets stuntwoman, Dakota Sherrod. She’s like no other woman he’s ever met. But Hamilton never ignores his gut, and his gut tells him to stay clear of the enticing beauty.

Dakota is an adrenaline junkie. Leaping off buildings and running through fire is just another day at the job. Hence when she sets her sights on Hamilton, she goes after him full-force. Their attraction is fierce, but he thwarts her advances at every turn. He’s the strong, silent type who operates by a set of rules, but he’ll soon realize she rarely follows rules.

Falling for Dakota catches Hamilton off guard. So does the fact that she’s attached to part of his past. A past that indicted him with shame and loss. But when Dakota becomes the target of an unknown enemy, Hamilton stops at nothing to protect her. In turn, vindication is his reward, except it comes with complications.

Award-winning and bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, is a romance-a-holic - loving anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. Sharon writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She's been nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of an Emma Award for Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (Truth or Consequences), Emma Award - Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (All You'll Ever Need), and BRAB (book club) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014. When Sharon is not writing or working, she's hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course).

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Zyan Star Series Tour & #Giveaway

Martinis with the Devil
Zyan Star Series Book 1
by A. A. Chamberlynn
Genre: Urban Fantasy

When offered a job on the Holy Representative’s special security team, bounty hunter Zyan Star couldn’t be less interested – until she finds out it’s her most hated of exes that they’re trying to track down. He broke her heart and dumped her, which in turn led to the loss of her soul at the hands of an immortal soul thief. Now she too exists on a diet of souls, with the occasional martini thrown in for good measure, and she’s had over two hundred years to fantasize about revenge. She just didn’t quite imagine it playing out alongside the emissaries of Heaven.

Working with Eli, the uptight angel that heads up the HR’s security, is just about as much fun as Zy expects. He of course wants her vampire ex brought to justice through legal avenues, which is very inconvenient and incredibly boring. As she dives into the case, however, she realizes there’s more at stake than her plot for payback. Like, the free will of mankind, and preventing the minions of hell from taking over the sovereign dimensions. 

This job is going to push her to the limits of her abilities, and there’s just a slight problem with that: the powers she’s suppressed for centuries after losing control of them are exactly the powers she’s going to need to save the HR, end her millennia-old ex and stop Lucifer’s little plot to join the party and invade Earth. 

Savior of humanity? Not so much. Or so she thought.

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Whiskey and Angelfire
Zyan Star Series Book 2

Can Zyan avert the war that’s brewing before her past catches up to her, quite literally?

When one of the angelic warriors goes missing, Zyan and Eli head off to Dublin to join the search. As soon as they arrive, they're swept into rising tensions between the angelic forces and the other supernatural races. As more supernaturals go missing, Archangel Michael will stop at nothing to put the perpetrator behind bars, even if it means placing the city under martial law.

To add to the mess, Zyan's sister Anna is in Dublin, and where Anna is, Lucifer is only a step behind. Not to mention Alexander, Zyan's sworn enemy. Zyan has more than a sneaking suspicion they’re at the heart of a spree of recent demon invasions. But something is odd about these demons, and if she doesn’t figure it out before Lucifer reveals his ultimate plan, the price could be catastrophic.

As if things couldn’t get worse, being back in Ireland where she was turned immortal has dredged up the worst from her past. Including her maker, Olga, who’s none too pleased that Zyan’s come back. 

Vengeance and Vermouth
Zyan Star Series Book 3

Book three in the Amazon bestselling Zyan Star urban fantasy series!

To bring her best friend back from the dead, Zyan will march into Hell itself. But first she needs to amass a force that can challenge Lucifer on his home turf. 

With Archangel Michael and the forces of Heaven on her heels, Zyan criss-crosses the globe, gathering a supernatural team of epic proportions. She’s calling in all her favors this time, summoning figures from her past both dangerous and deadly.

And to get into Hell she must work with the worst of them all, the one who murdered her friend in the first place. Zy will have to put aside her burning need for revenge to pull off the biggest mission of her life, but that may prove to be the one thing she can’t do.

Alexia is the author of the Amazon bestselling Zyan Star urban fantasy series and The Timekeeper's War contemporary fantasy series. She lives in Florida with her son, two cats, and a bearded dragon. When she's not writing or reading, she can be found playing with horses, drinking wine, traveling to the next place on her global wish list, or maybe doing yoga. Dr. Who, unicorns, and katanas make her very happy. She is represented by Sandy Lu of the L. Perkins Agency.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #2)

Second Grave on the Left
by Darynda Jones

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Charley Davidson - Book 2
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (August 16, 2011)
Publication Date: August 16, 2011
Genre: Paranormal
Print Length: 321 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
If you hang around with dead people, life can get pretty complicated. Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Complicated is her middle name. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible.
When Charley and Cookie (her best friend/receptionist) have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Cookie's friend Mimi disappeared five days earlier. Mimi then sends Cookie a cryptic message telling Cookie to meet her at an nearby coffee shop. The coffee is brewing, but Mimi's still missing. There is, however, a clue Mimi left on the bathroom wall: a woman's name. Mimi's husband explains to them that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old high school friend had been murdered. The same woman whose name Mimi had scribbled on the bathroom wall.

Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He's left his body because he's being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can't let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they'll have a portal to heaven...well, let's just say it wouldn't be pretty.

Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm's way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?
Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
(Charley Davidson #2)

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2)It seems that both life and death have Charley’s life running on crazy as she not only discovers that her secret lover and protector, Reyes, is truly the Son of Satan with a death wish, but a friend of a friend has gone missing and she must find her. Does the missing woman harbor a secret that could get her killed? Is Charley risking her own life hunting for her?

A delicious blend of humor and suspense kept me turning page after page in Darynda Jones’ SECOND GRAVE ON THE LEFT. Filled with great one-liners, unlikely situations and one colorful heroine, this paranormal fantasy is a fun read from start to finish!

I received a complimentary copy from St Martin's Press!

Day by Mia Malone (The Brothers, #4)

by Mia Malone

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Brothers - Book 4
Publisher: Mia Malone; 1 edition (November 14, 2018)
Publication Date: November 14, 2018
Genre: Mature Romance
Print Length: 267 pages
Available from: Amazon
"Yeah, well I don't want to do you either. Being friends sounds just perfect."

That's not exactly true, but it seems like the right thing for Beatrice to say to the angry man in front of her. Because yes; she had a thing with Day ten years ago. Yes, it was five minutes. Yes, it's pathetically enough probably still the best sex in her whole goddamned life. And yes, she used it to kickstart her new career. A career that has hit a snag.

Day loves his home, but hates the memories he can't seem to let go of. Thirty years of trying to escape have not eased the pain, and now he's forced to stop running. He's frustrated and furious, and to top it all off - he blurted out that he only wanted to be friends with the curvaceous, and stunningly gorgeous woman living in his guesthouse. And the goddamned woman agreed.

A dead woman and secrets from the past seep into the everyday life of a headstrong couple, who slowly learn to rely on each other when life turns rough.

Please note: This book contains crude words and somewhat explicit adult scenes. If this isn't your thing, then this book might not be for you. 
Day by Mia Malone (The Brothers, #4)

Day (the Brothers Book 4)You have to love when two mature adults can act immature one moment then do an about face and find that ever-elusive spark that turns into a raging inferno while life’s ups and downs go on all around them.

Mia Malone writes about mature, erotic romance…read that, “Yes, Dear, Over Fifty Does NOT Mean Dead.” Her characters come with baggage, decades of baggage, decades of life experiences and for Beatrice and Day, that baggage was slowly being unpacked, all under the guise of let’s just be friends with benefits. What happens when you find that there is more to a person than sex, make that hot sex, or should I say, VERY hot sex?

DAY is the latest addition to THE BROTHERS series about the men who grew up together, had each other’s backs and were closer than blood. They are rough, successful men with a lust for life and quite frankly, they gossip more than the women in their lives.

This romance is peppered with humor, heart and passion, along with some pretty earthy language, but it all works, and these characters come alive with depth and emotions that are endearing in so many ways. Not as dark as many books out there, definitely filled with real adult characters with life experiences that can be raw, appetites that are both carnal and sensual, Mia Malone has nailed mature romance with another hit!

I received a complimentary copy from Mia Malone!

Tangled Lights and Silent Nights Anthology by Victor Catano and more!

Tangled Lights and Silent Nights
A Holiday Anthology
by Kelly Stone Gamble

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Beyond DEF Literary Services, LLC (November 4, 2018)
Publication Date: November 4, 2018
Genre: Holiday Anthology
Print Length: 265 pages
Available from: Amazon


This holiday season, twenty talented, award-winning, and bestselling authors have crafted never before released Yuletide-themed tales about their most beloved characters. 


From murder to magic, love to loss, the past and the future, this multi-genre collection of poems and stories has something for everyone. 


In the spirit of giving, the authors have generously opted to donate all profits to The LifeAfter—Visions of Hope Project, whose passion is to shatter the stigma and spread awareness to three taboo topics that underscore society today: Suicide, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence. 
Tangled Lights and Silent Nights Anthology
by Victor Catano and more!

Tangled Lights and Silent Nights: A Holiday AnthologyOne of the best gifts of the Season! Twenty authors have given us completely fresh and new Holiday stories all under one cover that will benefit THE LIFE AFTER-VISIONS OF HOPE PROJECT whose mission is to raise awareness of Suicide, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence.

TANGLED LIGHTS AND SILENT NIGHTS is a delightful and heartwarming collection of short tales, some involving characters many readers will know and love. There isn’t a bad story in the lot and the spirit of the season shines through like a diamond.

A perfect gift to send a friend while helping a good cause. A WIN, WIN, WIN for all!

I received a complimentary copy from Victor Catano, but I am purchasing copies for friends!

Crystal Escape by Doug J. Cooper (Crystal Series, #4)

Crystal Escape
by Doug J. Cooper

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Crystal Series - Book 4
Publication Date: July 18, 2018
Publisher: Doug J. Cooper
Genre: Science Fiction
Print Length: 293 pages
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Lazura, an alien AI completing an Earth reconnaissance mission, is poised to take her data archive home to her Kardish masters. All she needs is a way past Criss, a superior intelligence determined to stop her. And stop her he must, because the information in Lazura’s archive provides the powerful Kardish a roadmap to Earth domination, starting with the subjugation of Criss himself. When Lazura makes a surprise break for her home world, she kidnaps Cheryl Wallace and Juice Tallette, two-thirds of Criss’s leadership, and positions them as human shields to protect her ship. Sid, the final member of the leadership team and Cheryl’s lover, joins Criss in chasing Lazura across the solar system. But can they catch Lazura before she reaches the safety of interstellar space? And can they rescue Cheryl and Juice while also protecting the future of Earth?
Crystal Escape by Doug J. Cooper (Crystal Series, #4)

Crystal Escape (Crystal Series Book 4)...And the rapid-fire action, tension and intrigue continues as Criss is pitted against a powerful alien AI, Lazura. Devastatingly clever, adept at subterfuge and evil to the core, if Lazura wins, Earth will be lost to the Kardish and she/it will stop at nothing to complete her mission, even kidnapping. How will Criss save Juice and Cheryl, while still keeping Earth safe from domination and destruction? Must he choose the masses over his friends and leaders? With Syd in his corner, the battle is heating up to inferno levels….lives are on the line adn time is running out...

Simply amazing writing from Doug J. Cooper, once again! CRYSTAL ESCAPE is action at its best, Criss is proof that AI can be a truly incredible invention, but is he is the minority?

With each book in this series the bar has been raised on Mr. Cooper’s talent! Science Fiction buffs, Space Opera aficionados, anyone who loves great reading that jettisons you into other worlds and times, pick up the Crystal Series and get lost in the future that may not be too far-fetched!