Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Review Celo's Quest by Deborah Cooke

I'm so happy to be featuring Deborah Cooke's newest dragon shifter story, Celo's Quest. Celo's Quest is a short story in her Dragons of Incendium series and falls between Wyvern's Outlaw and Wyvern's Angel and is included in the print edition of Wyvern's Outlaw. For those living under a rock Deb is my all time favorite author, I love everything she writes and would follow her stories to the ends of the earth.  If you're not familiar with this series its a mix of paranormal and sci-fi romance and it's fantastic. For all her fabulous novels check out her website-https://deborahcooke.com/
Enjoy the review!


ASIN: B0778VH67T
Publisher: Deborah A Cooke
Release Date: 12-26-2017
Length: 54pp
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Overview:
In this short story, Celo, the hidden prince who understands the language of wild creatures, unearths a forgotten secret. He accepts a challenge and embarks on a quest, seeking the solution to the riddle beyond the forests of Regalia.




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Showcase - Hang Time by S.W. Lauden Greg Salem book 3

Today I'm showcasing S.W. Lauden's final book in his Greg Salem trilogy, Hang Time.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781945572715
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Greg Salem Mysteries #3
Release Date: 1-16-2018
Length: 288pp
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Overview:
Touring in a band is murder. Or is it suicide? After narrowly surviving a hellish season with a murderous drug kingpin, Greg Salem and his sidekick/drummer are back at home in The Bay Cities. A tour looms for their infamous punk band, Bad Citizen Corporation, but first Salem & Associates must wrap up a jealous husband case tied to a cheating hip-hop bombshell. BCC plays a warm up show when a dead body turns up in their dressing room―the first of many during this ill-fated reunion.

The final book in the Greg Salem trilogy, Hang Time, brings together the colorful cast of characters from Bad Citizen CorporationGrizzly Season in a thrilling and atmospheric series finale fueled by sex, drugs, backstabbing band mates, cheating spouses and vicious cops. The non-stop action will keep readers dangling until the very end.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Audio review of American Drifter by Heather Graham & Chad Michael Murray


I had the pleasure of reviewing American Drifter for LibraryJournal so when I was offered the chance to review the audio version I jumped at it. I'm including my print review courtesy of LibraryJournal plus my audio review.
Enjoy!


American Drifter

By: Heather Graham, Chad Michael Murray
Narrated by: Chad Michael Murray
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
Release date: 11-14-17

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Overview:
New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham has teamed up with celebrated actor and celebrity icon Chad Michael Murray to weave a tale of passion and danger in the captivating thriller suspense, American Drifter.
A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he’s always dreamed of visiting: Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends at his side, River seems to be pulling his life together at last.
Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit—who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio.
As their romance blossoms, River and Natal flee together into the interior of Brazil, where they are pursued by the sadistic drug lord, Tio Amato, and his men. When River is forced to kill one of those men, the chase becomes even deadlier. Not only is the powerful drug boss after them, the Brazilian government is on their trail as well.
Will the two lovers escape—and will River ever be free of the bloody memories that haunt him?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews - Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer

It's that time again for Sophia Rose to take over the blog reviewing a thriller by prolific author Georgette Heyer originally released in 1953, Detection Unlimited.
Enjoy



Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer
#4 Inspector Hemingway
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published:  10.1.10
Pages:  385
ASIN: B003YFJ4TG
Rating: 4
Format: ebook
Source:  Library Loan
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GoodReads Blurb:
Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his brain. He is discovered by his niece Mavis, who is just one of ten people in the village in the running for chief suspect, having cause to dislike Warrenby intensely. Only Chief Inspector Hemingway can uncover which of the ten has turned hatred into murder.

An upstart solicitor is killed and everyone -- who at one time or another wanted him out of the way -- feels panic stricken.

Monday, January 8, 2018

January Library Love Feature


I signed up for the 2018 Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Brooke Blogs
The idea is to save money by borrowing books from and thus supporting the library.
On this blog I'm excited to be featuring the books that my library in-person book club will be reading each month.
If you're interested there is still time to sign up HERE and there is a giveaway associated with  the challenge too!

January Book Club read

Hidden Figures

ISBN-13: 9780062363602
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 12-06-2016
Length: 368pp



Overview:

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program—and whose contributions have been unheralded, until now.

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as “Human Computers,” calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these “colored computers,” as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support America’s fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these “computers,” personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era, Hidden Figures recalls America’s greatest adventure and NASA’s groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine.

Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women’s rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a rich history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world—and whose lives show how out of one of America’s most painful histories came one of its proudest moments.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Showcase - A Wedding at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer

I'm so happy to be showcasing Kieran Kramer's #2 in her Two Love Lane series, A Wedding at Two Love Lane. Library Journal says  this about Kieran's debut in the series "Upbeat, quirky, and fun, this holiday treat nicely launches Kramer's new contemporary series."
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781250111067
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 1-2-2018
Length: 352pp
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Overview:
Never say never when it comes to love.
Greer Jones has made a real name for herself at the elegant matchmaking agency Two Love Lane. For a lot of reasons—including a past engagement she broke off—practical tech expert Greer is more interested in the business of love than the experience of it, but she can’t help but covet a gorgeous wedding gown that’s the prize in an upcoming cocktail-party contest. In a moment of brazen inspiration, Greer asks a handsome Brit she’s only just met to accompany her to the party. He agrees—and Greer believes her date is a starving artist. Little does she know the truth. . .

Ford Smith, as he calls himself, is actually Stanford Elliott Wentworth Smythe, the Eighth Baron of Wickshire. Fresh off a breakup with a money-grubbing siren who deceived him all the way to the altar, Ford has no desire to fall in love—especially with Greer who, like the desired wedding gown, is beautiful but only skin-deep. But soon Ford realizes that there’s more to Greer than meets the eye. Her professionalism is matched only by her passion for life and love. . .and, best of all, she has no idea that he’s to the manor born. Could it be that true love is priceless after all?