Posts Categorized: 3 stars

Review: Cursed by S.J. Harper

Review: Cursed by S.J. Harper

Title: Cursed (Fallen Siren #1) Author: S.J. Harper Publication Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher: Roc Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: Purchased   Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. Unless her new partner leads her astray. Special Agent Zack Armstrong just transferred into the San Diego Field Office. He’s a werewolf, doing his best to beat back the demons from his… Read more »

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Audiobook Review: The Black Echo by Michael Connolly

Audiobook Review: The Black Echo by Michael Connolly

When a body is found in a drain pipe in the Mulholland Dam, Detective Harry Bosch knows it’s more than just the tragic fate of a homeless man. The victim is from someone from Harry’s past and the investigation leads him down a dark and winding road that will test him in more ways than one.I don’t usually read a series out of order but that’s what happened and I read Nine Dragons, book 15 in the series a couple of years ago. It had good points but I didn’t love it and put off reading more in the series until now.

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Review: Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Review: Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Title: Ketchup Clouds Author: Annabel Pitcher Publication Date: November 12, 2013 Publisher: Little Brown for Young Readers Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Drama Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: Library Dear Mr. S. Harris, Ignore the blob of red in the top left corner. It’s jam, not blood, though I don’t think I need to tell you the difference. It wasn’t your wife’s jam the police found on your shoe. . . . I know what it’s like. Mine wasn’t a woman. Mine was a boy. And I killed him exactly three months ago. Zoe has an unconventional pen pal–Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas Death Row inmate and… Read more »

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Review: The Professional: Part 2 by Kresley Cole

Review: The Professional: Part 2 by Kresley Cole

Title: The Professional: Part 2 Author: Kresley Cole Publication Date: January 6, 2014 Publisher: Pocket Star Genre: Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Kobo Source: Purchased He makes the rules . . . Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms. Rules are made to be broken . . . PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly… Read more »

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Review: Catwoman, Vol. 1: The Dark End of the Street

Review: Catwoman, Vol. 1: The Dark End of the Street

Title: Catwoman, Vol 1: The Dark End of the Street Author: Ed BrubakerIllustrator: Darwyn Cooke, Mike AllredPublication Date: November 1, 2002Publisher: DC ComicsGenre: Comics/Graphic NovelsFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Library For years, Selina Kyle has prowled the skyline of Gotham City as its most famous thief, Catwoman. But when word spreads of Catwoman’s demise, Selina decides to leave the costumed world behind and continue her trade cloaked in the shadows. Unable to enjoy her newfound anonymity for too long though, Selina decides that she must return to her infamous persona. Donning a new costume and attitude, Catwoman returns to the streets and sets her sights on the serial killer that… Read more »

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Review: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton

Review: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton

Title: Hope Flames (Hope #1) Author: Jaci Burton Publication Date: January 7, 2014 Publisher: Penguin Group Genre: Contemporary Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: Purchased Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she’s not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again. That’s fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he’s devoted to the only faithful companion in his life–his police dog. Still, there’s something about Emma he can’t shake. When a… Read more »

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Review: The Professional: Part 1 by Kresley Cole

Review: The Professional: Part 1 by Kresley Cole

Title: The Professional: Part 1 Author: Kresley ColePublication Date: December 16, 2013Publisher: Pocket StarGenre: Adult Contemporary Erotic RomanceFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, KoboSource: Publisher via NetGalley He makes the rules . . .Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.Rules are made to be broken . . .PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the… Read more »

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Short Story Review: The Scandal Before Christmas

Short Story Review: The Scandal Before Christmas

Title: The Scandal Before Christmas (The Reckless Brides #3.5) Author: Elizabeth EssexPublication Date: October 8, 2013Publisher: ForeverGenre: St. Martins PaperbacksFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Publisher via Edelweiss Lieutenant Ian Worth needs a wife by Christmas, and he can’t afford to be choosy. He has to find her, woo her, and wed her before he goes back to sea – all within a matter of days. Anne Lesley is a shy spinster with no prospects, and nothing and no one to recommend her but her own self. She accepts the lieutenant’s hasty offer only for the comfort and security it will bring. But when a midwinter storm snows her and… Read more »

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Short Story Review: His For Christmas by Jennifer Haymore

Short Story Review: His For Christmas by Jennifer Haymore

Title: His For Christmas (House of Trent #1.5) Author: Jennifer HaymorePublication Date: October 1, 2013Publisher: Forever YoursGenre: Adult Historical RomanceFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Publisher via NetGalley Jennifer Haymore introduced sweet, but shy Lady Esme in The Duchess Hunt, the first novel in her House of Trent Series. But what readers may not know is that proper young Lady Esme has a secret: the youngest sister of the Duke of Trent privately pens erotic stories! Society would never allow Lady Esme to share her own work, so her friend Jennifer Haymore is here to help—and just in time for Christmas! His for Christmas is the steamy story of two… Read more »

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Review: Fury of Desire by Coreene Callahan

Review: Fury of Desire by Coreene Callahan

Title: Fury of Desire (Dragon Fury Series #4) Author: Coreene Callhan Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Publisher: Montlake Romance Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Purchased No warrior of the Nightfury pack is more complicated or damaged than Wick. Scarred from a childhood of slavery and torture, Wick cannot bear the touch of another person. But all bets are off when he meets J.J. Solares. When she is unjustly imprisoned, Wick agrees to help rescue and keep her from harm. But Wick lives a life of self-imposed isolation and venturing into the world to seek justice for J.J. may be more than he can bear…. Read more »

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