REVIEW: Cold Memory by Leslie A. Kelly

Book CoverSammy’s review of Cold Memory (Extrasensory Agents, Book 3) by Leslie A. Kelly
Paranormal Suspense published by LK Books 30 Jan 17

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Holy crap. Book 3 is everything I thought it could be, and after I finished reading it I realized the author exceeded my expectations. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am a huge fan of this series. I don’t know if it’s popped up on anyone else’s radar or if you’re on the fence, but I would never squee like a fangirl if I weren’t 100% certain you would walk away disappointed. I would also like to point out that I also put my money where my big fingers are. I bought all three books in ebook and I have the original two books in print. That’s how serious I am. To put it bluntly, this book is fucking amazing. It was well worth the wait.

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REVIEW: Wild Fire By Anne Stuart

Book CoverVeena’s review of Wild Fire (Fire Series, Book 3) by Anne Stuart
Romantic Suspense published by Montlake Romance 14 Feb 17

Ms. Stuart delivers fast-paced, action adventure romantic fiction.  I stumbled on one of her books by accident during a period when I was working on discovering new authors and haven’t looked back since. Not only did I go back and read her entire back list but have kept up with all her new releases since.  Sophie Jordan is an incredible heroine, and difficult as I found certain parts of the book, I could not put it down once I started.

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REVIEW: Cold Touch by Leslie A. Kelly

Book CoverSammy’s review of Cold Touch (Extrasensory Agents, Book 2) by Leslie A. Kelly
Paranormal Romance published by LK Books  31 Oct 16

In Book 2 of the Extrasensory Agents, the chills get chillier, the fear factor is a little bit more edge of your seat, and Savannah, Georgia is a little steamier. I read this book many years ago. But, as we readers know, we read so many books that the details sometimes get lost. When Leslie Kelly announced she was releasing the third book in this series, I knew I had to reacquaint myself with the characters and the atmosphere. I love all the different sub-genres of romance, but when you put two of my favorite together, paranormal and suspense, it was certainly no hardship to dive in. While I was reading this book, just like the first one in this fantastic series, a few things stand out for me:

Leslie Kelly can write creepy thrillers really well. Her extrasensory components are downright intriguing. She does a romance good. Her characters are always multi-layered and her twists and turns are always shocking. Just when you think you have your finger on who or why, she blinds you with her talent. That’s not so easy in suspense.

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REVIEW: Eleventh Hour by Elin Gregory

Book CoverStevie‘s review of Eleventh Hour by Elin Gregory
Gay Historical Fiction published by Manifold Press 01 Aug 16

History abounds with individuals who crossed-dressed for professional as well as personal reasons; however historical fiction generally limits itself to women dressing as men or to men dressing as women in theatrical situations. This book attempts to rectify the situation somewhat by presenting us with a hero who, at times reluctantly, dresses as a woman in order to carry out counter espionage missions. And a jolly thrilling romp it is too.

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REVIEW: A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean

Book CoverC2’s review of A Scot in the Dark (Scandal and Scoundrel, Book 2) by Sarah MacLean
Historical Romance published by Avon 30 Aug 16

Ah faithful reader, it’s hard to be a woman in today’s world, amirite? So imagine the difficulties for women two hundred-ish years ago! No real rights, always under the control of some dude – who probably has zero interest in her health and well-being – just a hostessing, baby-making machine (if you’re lucky!). Bleh.

In Sarah MacLean’s latest, A Scot in the Dark, we see what happens to an unmarried woman when she is caught in a compromising situation and has no manly-man to lend any support or defend her from the wolves of the press (and the wolves of society, either). Intrigued??

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REVIEW: Wrapped Together by Annabeth Albert

Book CoverStevie‘s review of Wrapped Together (Portland Heat, Book 5) by Annabeth Albert
Contemporary Gay Holiday Romance published by Lyrical Shine 06 Dec 16

Annabeth Albert’s various series are rapidly becoming auto-reads for me, so I was obviously keen to pick up the holiday story in her Portland Heat series, even though I’ve still only read the latest one out of the other three books for this setting. Christmas is a busy time for the various shop owners, especially with the prospect of a prize for the best decorated shop; however, Hollis Alcott does not look forward to the season, especially as his former friend – now rival shop owner – Sawyer Murphy takes pleasure both in putting up gaudy decorations and in goading Hollis to take part in the festivities.

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REVIEW: First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Book CoverC2’s review of First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, Book 8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Contemporary Romance published by William Morrow 23 Aug 16

We all have them, don’t we, faithful reader? Those authors we love but who sometimes disappoint us…or at least fail to wow. I’m always curious about which way SEP books will go for me, so I was glad to get the chance to read her latest. How’s that for a teaser?? Don’t you want to keep reading? OF COURSE YOU DO! Let’s do this!

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REVIEW: Holding on Tighter by Shayla Black

Book CoverVeena’s review of Holding On Tighter (Wicked Lovers, Book 12) by Shayla Black
Contemporary Romance published by Berkley 07 Feb 17

This latest romance from Shayla Black in her Wicked Lovers series is the perfect blend of suspense, action, and romance.  Jolie Quinn is a workaholic.  From an early age she’s been independent and determined not to depend on men or look for romance.  She runs her sister and office with an iron hand sheathed around a velvet inside, until Heath Powell comes into her life. Suddenly her rules are flying out the window and all bets are off. read more…

REVIEW: Highland Vixen by Mary Wine

Book CoverVeena’s review of Highland Vixen (Highland Weddings, Book 2) by Mary Wine
Historical Romance published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 07 Feb 17

Mary Wine paints a rich tapestry of life in medieval Scotland where the clan chiefs or lairds rule over their clan like a fiefdom demanding and expecting absolute loyalty.  The Earl of Morton, as regent of Scotland, wants to break the autonomy of the clans and bring them under the rule of the court.

When Marcus MacPherson ends up at court, the Earl is determined to try once again to control Clan Macpherson through marriage. Can Marcus outwit the earl’s nefarious plans and win the bride he wants for himself? read more…

REVIEW: Wicked Cowboy Charm by Carolyn Brown

Book CoverSandy M’s review of Wicked Cowboy Charm (Lucky Penny Ranch, Book 4) by Carolyn Brown
Contemporary Romance published by Forever 31 Jan 17

It’s been a couple of years or so since I’ve read Carolyn Brown. While I like her idea of cowboys and the storylines she has for them in her series, it’s her execution that’s always been a problem for me. So with this latest book in her Lucky Penny Ranch series, I thought perhaps I’d check in and see if maybe things have changed.

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