Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jools Sinclair: 44

   For any Jools Sinclair fan's I have out there, Amazon emailed me that "44: Book Four" is now available.
I have already written my reviews over  44 Books 1,2,and 3 so I probally won't write anything else over book 4. I'm sure it will be just as good as the other 3!!!
  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, scroll through some older posts. I know there are at least two over the 44 series.
Happy Reading!!

The Creed's: By Linda Lael Miller

  As I mentioned in my earlier post, Miller has another epic family named Creed. And just like all of her other books I've read, she is a delight. The family is very intricate, and she gives you different novels about them so you can learn all about them. Every character is so memorable, human or otherwise.
  I won't go into as much detail on the Creed family. I'll just give you list the one's I've read in "fictional" chronological order.
A Creed County Christmas (The Christmas Brides Book 2) 1910 -Lincoln Creed
A Creed in Stone Creek - Modern Day- Steven Creed
Creed's Honor- Modern Day- Conner Creed
The Creed Legacy- Modern Day- Brody Creed

Genre: western romance
Age:  18+
Warnings:  ummmm steamy sexy cowboys ;)... sex, and some light violence
Series:   YES!

 As an aside, just be prepared for some heartbreak when the books over and the cowboy isn't yours. Miller makes them all so rough and lovable. Happy Reading!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The McKettrick's: by Linda Lael Miller

   Linda Lael Miller is a talented writer. She brings us an entire family, from the frontier days to today. And not once does she skimp us on personality and flaws in her characters. Every person and animal in her books is completely unique and memorable. From Angus McKettrick, a rough and tough cowboy from the frontier days, to Bamboozal, the pony Austin got for his tenth birthday. I love this family. I can probably trace their family tree easier than my own, and they are fictional.
   Aside from the awesome characters, Miller also gives us unique plot twist in each book. Of course they’re all ranchers, so the cowboy theme stays the same. Each book gives you new laughs, sorrows, and crazy events to keep you guessing. However, they all keep the family legacy in tact. While reading the books look for these things, McKettrick blue eyes, McKettrick pride, and the hand carved bed given to Lizze M. as a wedding gift from her father Holt.
   Here’s a rundown of the McKettrick’s according to the books I HAVE read. There are still a few I haven’t got to yet. Maybe this will help you keep them straight. (name of book)
Angus McKettrick had 5 children
Rafe (High Country Bride)
Kade (Shotgun Bride)
Katie, born in 1885
Holt had a daughter named Elizabeth (Lizzie) McKettrick (Christmas Brides bk1)
Jeb’s youngest son was Clay McKettrick
Clay had a son Clay Jr, (JR)
JR had a son named Jim, and Jim had three sons , great, great-great grandsons of Angus
Tate (The McKettrick’s of Texas: Tate)
Garret (The McKettrick’s of Texas: Garrett)
Austin (The McKettrick’s of Texas: Austin)

The inside cover has them listed like this,
McKettrick’s Choice
McKettrick’s Luck
McKettrick’s Pride
McKettrick’s Heart
A McKettrick Christmas
The McKettrick’s Of Texas
            Happy Reading y’all!! I hope you enjoy this family as much as I did. And If you do, the McKettrick’s have a strand of cousins named Creed. And the Creed’s are a whole new blog post.

Warnings: Adult Content : Steamy!!
Genres: some historical, some contemporary, all western romance
Ages: 18+
Series: YES!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Relentless: By Cindy Stark

   This was a great free read. Stark brings a city girl named Lily to a very small town to start over with her best friend. She gives you some giggle out loud moments, as well as some of the usual; betrayal, heartbreak, and love. But she does it in a way that really gets your emotions pumping. I was seriously ready to knock someone out for Lily….
   I found a few grammatical errors, but they weren’t major, just things spell check wouldn’t catch. There is some steamy sex, but you get part of the way through the book before it, uh, comes up.
Happy Reading folks and I’ll leave you with a quote I loved from the book;
“… She’d lived long enough to recognize trouble when she saw it, and that man was a mountain-sized, testosterone-fueled bucket of trouble…”     *sigh*

GENRES: Romance/ fiction
AGES: 18+

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Secrets of the Lost Summer: By Carla Neggers

     Well, classes are officially over for summer and I've read my first book. I had been waiting to read this one for a while and was pretty excited.
     I have been a Carla Neggers fan from the first book of hers I picked up. I own at least four, but they are all in the horror and suspense genres. This is the first "romance" of hers, and I loved it. It's not all sappy romance. There's a little suspense, family dynamics, betrayal and an odd treasure hunt. I really love the plot line, and setting. I don't want to give it away so I'll leave it at that.
     Neggers always does a good job with her characters. They have habits, flaws and fears you can pick-up on and relate to. I didn't notice any spatial or grammatical errors, but truthfully I was to pulled into the story to pay much attention to spelling. Also, no graphic sex, it's implied, just some steamy make-outs. ;)

AGES: 17+
GENRES: romance
SERIES: nope

Thanks & Happy Reading!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Up next, "Secrets of the Lost Summer" By Carla Neggers

Ok, my dear fellow book lovers.... I have in my possesion "Secrets of the Lost Summer" By Carla Neggers. I can barely wait to read it, but I have to. It is almost finals time, and things will be crazy;but I'll read it as soon as I get a chance.  I'm hoping it will be a light, fun, goodhearted kind of read.

Here is the synopsis provided by Amazon, see if you want to read with me or wait for the review.
A wave of hope carries Olivia Frost back to her small New England hometown nestled in the beautiful Swift River Valley. She's transforming a historic home into an idyllic getaway. Picturesque and perfect, if only the absentee owner will fix up the eyesore next door.… Dylan McCaffrey's ramshackle house is an inheritance he never counted on. It also holds the key to a generations-old lost treasure he can't resist…any more than he can resist his new neighbor. Against this breathtaking landscape, Dylan and Olivia pursue long-buried secrets and discover a mystery wrapped in a love story…past and present."  --Amazon.com

And I also found a you tube video from Carla Neggers over the novel.

Thanks and Happy Reading!

Monday, March 19, 2012

44 Books Two and Three: By Jools Sinclair

Once again, I have to say wow. Sinclair keeps you pulled into the story with Abby Craig's trials and triumphs.

I really don't have many bad things to say about this series. 44 needs to be read as a set, I don't think they would stand alone well.  Also, I never really got a good picture of the characters in my head. Sinclair gives them some good identifying traits, like Jakes ball cap or Kate's high heels, but she doesn't give you much more to go on.  However, I do love the books and the constant drama/trauma in Abby's life.  And think it would make a good tv show, maybe movie. So, the nondescript characters may work in Sinclair's favor. I would hate to see another Vampire Diaries fiasco.  (Apologies to all TVD fans, that's just not the Elena I pictured, or Bonnie or...never mind, you get my point.) ...
Happy Reading!

GENRES: Fiction, paranormal fiction, YA
AGES: 15+

Friday, March 16, 2012

44 : By Jools Sinclair

     Wow! Just finished reading 44 by Jools Sinclair and wow sums it up. After being dead for 44 minutes 17 year old Abby wakes up, with hardly any memories and only a shadow of her former self. Sinclair really keeps you guessing when a serial killer invades Abby's dreams, and them slaps you across the face with one GIANT shocker at the end.
     This is a short story that kept the suspense tense and the pages turning. As soon as I finished reading , I went online and purchase the next book "44 book two."  And I'm ready to start it. So, Happy Reading folks.  :)

GENRES: Paranormal fiction. YA fiction
WARNING: you will love it
AGES : 15+

PS: This book was free for kindle when I downloaded it.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fallen Angel: by Regina Sherman

Fallen Angel by Regina Sherman wasn't your typical paranormal romance, but I loved it. Sherman twisted a turbulent tale of angels, demons, God, the devil and the power if love. Sherman gave us a new way of thinking about vampires and angles. Fallen Angel also has much more references to the Bible than any other paranormal romance I've ever read.
Sherman eloquently skips over the more disturbing torture her characters endure. However, she lets you see enough to understand how terrible it is. No, graphic sex, just steamy kisses and knowing more happened. A really good read, kept me turning pages from start to finish.

SERIES: not that I know of
GENRES: suspense, romance, paranormal
WARNINGS: violence, religious references
AGES: 16+

Happy Reading! <3

Scandalous Spirits: By CB Scott

   Scandalous Spirits was a funny, quirky great read.  Really had some laugh-out-loud funny moments. There was also some of the tension and heartache that keeps a good plot flowing, but not enough to make this a heavy read.
   Beth and Cynthia make a dynamic duo. Their characters are awesome and lively, (even the ghosts!)  I need more of the Van Buren's so, I googled it and yes there is a sequel. The sequel is Kindred Spirits and it is currently available at most retailers.
GENRES: romance, paranormal romance, fiction
WARNINGS: STEAMY, and some language
AGES:  16+

Enemies and Playmates: by Darcia Helle

Enemies and Playmates was an exciting though sometimes sad read.  It starts out kind of slow, but once you figure out what is going on the shockers don't stop.  Tells a story of a family filled with lies, deceit, abuse, and mob ties.
This was a great book, and really will make you think about the lives other people are forced to live. There were sweet kisses,  not much graphic sex maybe a few scenes. However, the violence is pretty descriptive.  All in all, a great book when you are in the mood for deep.

GENRES : Suspense, thriller, fiction
WARNING: Violence, language,
AGES: 18+

Happy Reading!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekly Book List

Ok, I know I am a little behind on this so I will get right to the point. This week I am planning to read Scandalous Spirits by CB Scott. Also, I want to read Fallen Angel by Regina Sherman. I didn't read the synopsis for this book, but the cover and name where so intriguing I downloaded it anyway. Both of these books were free for kindle when I downloaded them. Though I think Scandalous Spirits is back to regular price now. If you don't have a kindle, you can download the kindle app free at Amazon, for phones, PCs and tablets.
Happy Reading :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mockingjay:: by Suzanne Collins

            Mockingjay is the final book of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This one just seemed to be lacking compared with the first two. There are still a lot of crazy surprises, suspense, and of course violent deaths. Also, Collins does a great job of wrapping up the series. She doesn’t leave loose ends and keep you guessing after the book ends. I think that really it’s Katniss (heroine) that lets me down. She doesn’t seem to do as much in this book. Of course, she does have some combat scenes, but to me it seemed she spent more time in recovery or “mentally disoriented” in this book than in action.
            Overall, I have to say I really like the entire series. I am planning on a re-read soon. I recommend for anyone 14 and up who likes action and suspense. And also, I am officially a Suzanne Collins fan. These are the first of her books I have read. I like her writing style in this series. Collins also gives you very deep characters. They have flaws, habits, like, dislikes and could be real people. When you read about Katniss, Gale, and Peeta you can actually picture their faces. That is an impossible feat for some authors.
            On another note, I have heard some chatter of a movie deal coming for The Hunger Games. If that’s true I think it’s great. I just hope they do the books and Katniss justice! Oh, and Way To Go Suzanne!

Ages:  14 and up
Genres:  Fiction, suspense, youth fiction
Warnings: violence
Series: Yes

Happy Reading J