jeudi 18 mai 2017

Frost Line by Linda Howard, Linda Jones

Hello to all,

               Sorry to have missed last week post but Mother's day was near and since it's my first one without mine i wasn't in the mood for anything fun or even book related. I will give you two this week to make up for that but first today is a book that tempted me as soon as i saw the cover and read the blurb "Frost Line", i even got my brother to read it so i had to share it with you as well.

Happy reading!
Publisher: Avon
Publication: 2016
ISBN:  0062421980
Genre: paranormal romantic suspense,magic
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+
Source: gifted ( Thanks Sullivan McPigs)

Description from goodreads :

 Lenna is Strength, a manifestation of the Tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she’s pulled into the human realm and tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos. Lenna’s not supposed to be here, interacting with mortals. She’s definitely not supposed to be drawn to the sexy mercenary sent to retrieve her by any means necessary . . .

As a Hunter for magical beings, Caine’s duty is simple: return this compelling, impossibly attractive woman and secure the long lost Tarot deck that made travel between worlds possible. Instead he’s drawn into Lenna’s dangerous rescue mission and blindsided by his growing feelings. But there is more than one enemy to contend with. And as the clock runs out, failure means not just the loss of an innocent life and the woman Caine has come to love, but the destruction of Lenna’s entire world.

My opinion:
          It was a novelty for me and i wanted to start 2017 with one so it was perfect even better: i really, really liked this story. It has humour, some suspense, action  and magic all to make a great story.
it's a stand alone which makes it even better in my opinion. Lenna is a powerful being but she has a touch of innocence and is utterly loyal ( and clever) she is really a manifestation of willpower. I loved her a lot. The way she put Caine in difficulty was cute and humorous . Caine is a Hunter, a very dedicated one at that but also someone very loyal to his friends like we will discover. I loved how serious he was and at the same time of Lenna disturbed it.
I liked the interaction between  the adults with that little boy hurt but still so innocent and how they wanted to protect him.

The story is captivating, plot well build with twists to keep you very interested until the end and most villains get what they deserve^^.

In fact the only thing that disappointed me was the epilogue... in a sense i think i would have enjoyed the book more without it , which isn't usual for me. I do love discovering what happen to characters i love  but in this case... no either i would have wanted it different or not at all but in this case it saddened me so i was disappointed to see the book end like that. However i know some could be happy with  that kind of ending as well so it's really personal.

In Any case i do recommend this book if you want a paranormal romance/ paranormal romance suspense as all together it was quite enjoyable.

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review

samedi 6 mai 2017

Happy Pants Cafe (Happy Pants 0.5) by Mimi Pamfiloff

Hello to all!

                  With the sun outside it's hard to be stuck inside if we don't have a good book to spend the time. I did read this one last year but i reread it to make the review and this is one contemporary romance that could make me enjoy this genre

Happy reading!

Publisher: P&S, Inc.
Publication: 2014
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: contemporary romance
Violence: none

Language: normal
sex: very strong
Public: 18+
Source: free ebook

Description from goodreads :


For over forty-five years, singles have been secretly flocking to The Happy Pants Café. And what are they searching for? It’s not coffee. And it’s not pants. It’s true love, and everyone who goes, finds it!

So what, exactly, is the café’s big secret? Harper Branton, a columnist for the San Francisco Tribune, who’d sooner believe in unicorns than in true love, is about to find out. And it’s the perfect story to save her train wreck of a career.

Too bad she’s got competition. He’s sexy, he’s arrogant, and he thinks she’s crazy. ("What kind of person doesn’t believe in love?") And this coming from a man!

When these two rivals go head to head, it's more like a WWF smackdown. A shared history binds them in wonderful, terrible ways quickly turning their duel into more than just a fight for a story.

Will they tear each other apart for the win or end up as two more satisfied Happy Pants customers?

Note: Stand-alone story

My opinion:
          Lovely, really it's more than i expected even from Mimi, i laughed and i cried and i spent a very good time with this book for someone not fan of contemporary romance that saying a lot.
Harper is a young woman who somehow lost faith in love, she is determined in what she is doing and wants to become a great reporter. It's while she is attempting to get an interview, important for her career, that she met a handsome man who coincidentally is a reporter for another newspaper..and things go downhill so she must find a new topic and quickly reason why she decide to investigate the Happy pant Cafe where something could be happening but fate knows its ways.

She has reason for her behaviour and i loved that and how the author made it so realistic.

i can't tell you a lot because i don't want to spoil anything but really this was a fantastic reads, the characters have a great chemistry and the secondary characters are really funny i couldn't stay unmoved and like i said i did shed a tear here and there between laughs and smiles

If you want a funny, short romantic story don't hesitate to try this one.

Score:  4,5/5

lundi 1 mai 2017

Viking Warrior Rising ( Viking Warrior 1) by Asa Maria Bradley

Hello to all,

                          Happy 1th of May to all of you, may it bring you lot of luck in your home.

New  month, new week, new review^^ and even better a new series. I 'm lucky to already have book 2 ( thanks Nikki) so you should get more of this soon but first  book 1 " Viking Warrior Rising"

Happy reading
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication: 2015
ISBN:  1492618845
Genre: paranormal romance, urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: gifted ( thanks Carien!)

Description from goodreads :

  Immortal Vikings are among us.

Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.

Under attack from Loki’s minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif’s warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn’t find her fast, he’s going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.

But Naya doesn’t want to be found...and he’ll do anything to find her. Because they’re both running out of time.

My opinion:
          For those who love books with nordic mythology in it this one is perfect even if for Loki we only heard about him so far, no appearance yet.
I really loved this one, the vikings warrior are exactly like i imagined with some adapting more easily to our world and other more traditional : i love the second of Leif " Harrald" he is so grumpy in a sense but so determined to do well and when he see error of his way he sure admit it.
Irja is another secondary character, the medic of the team that i really like she is so calm, i do want to learn more about her.

The main couple in this case is Leif, their king ( or one among other as there are other groups of vikings with a king at their head around the world) and Naya. Leif always put his duty above the rest and he is really loyal to his men and valkyries ( yes females are equal warriors) when he is suddenly attracted to Naya he first thinks that the result of a poison but slowly he see how strong and special their bond is however he can't explain as he isn't a man used to expressed his feeling. The fact he lost his wife from his first life on earth doesn't help so he is a bit too protective  and tries to cage Naya at first which of course is counterproductive.

Naya....i don't like her yet...she is intelligent she suffered a lot so her behaviour is understandable...i loved her loyalty to her brother but she was a bit too obtuse for my tastes. She doesn't believe Leif but at the same time she doesn't really try to understand, she doesn't trust him so she want to take what she can when she can then leave... i don't like that attitude. How she react when he needs her isn't  one i appreciate either but she is good at her job and could be an asset to the group.

The story is well done we see the point of view of the viking warriors as well as Naya's and at the right time they merge together. the investigation is good but not the main focus and there are a lot of twists with a fast pace so the story and the romance moved quickly. Perhaps a bit too quickly even as when she went to  take care of a client she is supposed to go back but suddenly that disappear from the story. Since  the character of the client has my warning bells in havoc that bothered me. i can only hope we will come back to that part in a later book because really i feel something missing which is why i can't give a 5 stars despites how i loved this book.

All together it's a great universe i would be quite impatient to continue reading about it

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

vendredi 28 avril 2017

Big Bad Bite Returned ( Big Bad Bite 2.5) by Jessie Lane

 Hello to all ,

i'm happy to participe today in the release event for Big Bad Bite Returned by Jessie Lane as i did love and review the precedent books not long ago.
So now all the info and then my review.

happy reading!
Title: Big Bite Returned
Series: Big Bite Series #2.5
Author: Jessie Lane
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2017

Jenna O’Conner and Adam McPhee are happily mated … Or are they?
While Jenna happily wears Adam’s mating mark, she has yet to give Adam one in return.
Adam doesn’t want to pressure his mate, but not receiving one is starting to wear on him.
After Jenna is attacked while on the job as a SWAT officer, they are forced to reevaluate their relationship.
The time has come. Jenna needs to decide if her mate is going to get the big bad bite.

*This is a 10,000 word short story that takes place after Big Bad Bite and Walk On The Striped Side!*
“Have you heard the news?”
Adam’s gaze was glued to Jenna’s moving lips, from where she had her chin perched on his chest. Warm amber eyes, lazy from their love making, watched her inquisitively, waiting for her to finish.

“Gage knocked his mate up.”
The left side of Adam’s lips kicked up in a grin, and he mumbled, “Poor guy.”
It was her turn to be amused. She was about to lay the other half of the story down and knew exactly how Adam would react.
“He did it on purpose, Adam.”
It didn’t take long for his eyes to bug out of his head, and those perfect lips that she loved so much dropped open in aghast. “Why in the hell would he do that?”
Jenna snorted in amusement at her mate’s look of horror. “Careful. If anyone in the pack hears you talking like that, they’re going to think you’re against having kids.”
Strong fingers stroked through her hair, and Jenna’s sense of contentedness magnified. She loved these moments when it was just her and her mate, shutting the world out.
“You and I both know that’s not the case. I love the idea of us having pups one day. Just not right now.”
In a move so lightning quick it had her head spinning, Adam flipped Jenna onto her back on the bed. Spreading her thighs wide, he snuggled their hips together so she could feel his rejuvenated hard length against her sex. She couldn’t stop the moan that escaped her as Adam rocked it up and down her clit, which was still sensitive from the earth-shattering sex they had just finished a few minutes ago.
“You’re trying to kill me,” Jenna moaned.
Adam leaned down and nipped her lip. “Never. Killing you would defeat my master plan of fucking you stupid every day.”
She couldn’t help laughing at his blunt words. It was so like her mate to think with his dick. She knew she owned all of him, including his heart. That didn’t mean she wasn’t going to tease him for being such a man.
“I see how it is. You only want me for my body.”
He ran his lips down her neck to the spot on her shoulder where he had given her his mate mark and kissed it. It was something Adam did all the time, as if he was paying homage to the spot on her body that made her his. “Wrong again, mate. I want to own all of you.”
“You do own all of me.” She then gasped as he slid inside her, filling her with his hard length.
“I know,” Adam whispered in her ear. She thought about smacking him on the ass for being cocky, but then he whispered in her ear, “Just as you own all of me.”
As her mate made love to her again, a little voice taunted her in the back of her head—her wolf. You don’t own all of him. You’ve yet to give him our mate mark.

Jessie Lane is a best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance, as well as, Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.

She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in-the-making and her over protective alpha husband that she’s pretty sure is a latent grizzly bear shifter. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.
She’s also a proud member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA).


My Review

This novella is one of those you really want to read to enjoy a series fully as it's more than simple bonus or side story however it's also one that must be read in order to get to most of it. We do get spoiler for book 1 and 2 and simply if you don't read at least book 1 " Big bad Bite" first it doesn't make sense.

That being said i will try to avoid as much spoiler as possible for those who are new to the story. This story focus on the main couple from the first book Jenna and Adam , though we do get news of a second couple just a bit too, and it's very strongly linked to some events in that first book .

I loved how Jenna and Adam looks to have adapted to each other in those few months and how they know and accept each other fully. It was really sweet to see. That being said if their story is sweet it sure lead to very steamy described scene so be aware of that. I did like Jenna more this time as well even if she is so stupid sometimes. Adam is simply perfect , an alpha male protective but still giving his mate a lot of freedom even to make errors and still being loyal and loving.

Jenna is confronted to a killer during a mission and is hurt which makes everyone think about the situation. I really appreciated to see Kent, her partner, reaction to the events and i do want to discover more about it ( i do wonder what a certain bet was for example)

This is a novella so the rhythm is fast but you are totally immersed in it if you have read the precedents books so it's really enjoyable

jeudi 27 avril 2017

Heidi : A " Not-quite" Hellhound Love Story (Magic and Mayhem Kindle worlds novella) by Julia Mills

Hello to all!!!

While checking for smething i discovered that i had reviewed the second novella in this universe "Lola" but not the first one where we actually meet the character for the first time so it will means more post this week but i want to rectify that^^.

As a reminder: Kindle worlds stories aren't available to buy from outside the USA but it can be gifted outside the state territories so not all hope are lost to us.

Happy reading
Publication: 2016
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: arc

Description from goodreads :

 From the armpit of Hell to Lucifer-only-knows-where, West Virginia (Sue me! I lost the directions.) at the speed of light with my new bestie, Bert the imp and my hooker alter-ego, Lola without a plan or a clue.

Ten days is all I have before the love of my life marries the Princess of Hell and my dreams for a smokin’ ever after go up in flames. It’s DEF CON 666 and this girl is outta time and outta choices.

One of these witches better have a plan to turn this Not-Quite Hellhound into a four-legged, butt-sniffing daughter of Cerberus or Satan himself is gonna make an appearance and we’re all gonna be flambéed.

Time is running out, my fur coat is nowhere to be found and all I can think about is jumping that Hunky Hellhound’s bones…. Hades help us, who does a girl have to kill to get a quad shot, no foam, caramel macchiato in this one- horse town?

My opinion:
          Strange, it's my first attempt in Kindle worlds as those are not accessible outside the USA and i wasn't expecting this at all however when i've read this i needed something light, something funny and this story really fit those criteria.

You are expected to take this lightly , second degre but if you do it could mean a great time. Heidi find herself in Hell...won't tell you why ( novella so better be short to avoid spoiler) and it's different that what you may think. While she is learning how to be an effective agent^^ she encounters crazy witches, enamoured imp, and a lot of other curious or funny characters.

However it's not an easy road when she find herself in love with a real hellhound who by the way is promised to the big boss 's daughter Lucy...all that with a second personality Lola in her head speaking bluntly and not the best advisor in the universe. While Heidi try to set everything right, fate doesn't plan to make it smooth for her.

Humour, action , blunt language..;this short story is perhaps not to everyone taste but i spent a good time.

Score:  3/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review

mercredi 26 avril 2017

Demon Spiral ( Dr Wolf; the Fae Rift book 2) by Cheree Alsop

Hello to all!!!

Since i have a bit of time before people comes to change water pipes ( why i still don't know) i decided to share another review with you from not a new release but a series i take great pleasure reading: The Fae Rift series by Cheree Alsop. Actually 4 books are released so far so  you will probably not have to wait too long to have my opinion on those as it's quite addictive.
Let's start with book 2 though.

Happy reading!
Publisher: Cheree Alsop
Publication: 2016
ISBN13:  9781310202964
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: won ecopy

Description from goodreads :

 When the head doctor’s daughter is bitten by a goblin, Dr. Wolf is forced to the edge of his limits to save her life. Other victims show up, turning the chance attack into one calculated to send a message. With the safety of the human race hanging in the balance, Dr. Wolf has to find out how an Archdemon made it to Edge City. The answer could mean life or death for the young woman whose blue eyes and warm smile have stolen his heart.

My opinion:
          After loving the first book a lot i was determined to continue this series, it took me a moment but i don't regret it. However, there is one element that bothered me a little...this can't be read as standalone, really can't. Now, i do love to read series in order and i do recommend it but what i mean is that if you start with this one you could feel lost and perhaps even give up which would be very sad so to start well start with book1: Shockwave!

Since we started with the most negative point let see why i do love this book and series. As soon as i remembered a little how the first instalment finished i was immediately immersed into this story because it literally take off where the last one ended. We are immersed into the action which makes us understand even more the characters since most of them like us were thrown into the mess without notice.

I loved to see how the relation between different characters, for example in this one we see police officer we met in book 1 and their attitude is changed. Dartan opens more and we discover what he sacrificed to save our world, Aleric we learn about him as well but he is also learning about himself and it was funny to see a human telling him what he was unconsciously doing . He is terribly loyal no matter how much he suffered but he still thinks he must redeem himself .

I also loved to discover more fae like the kind troll, the grims children and gargoyle as pet ^^.Really it's a great adventure easily read in one sitting...this one has a lot of action so really a page turner and i can't wait to start on the next book ( book 3 &4 are already available so don't wait and start the series if you haven't already done so)

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

dimanche 23 avril 2017

early review:Sweet Tea and Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries 5) by Angie Fox

Hello to all!!!

         I hope you have a great relaxing Sunday! For me it was full cleaning mode so not a lot of rest but the weather was just right to open the window for some fresh air and it was very pleasant.
I'm really happy to share my review with you today because it's a series i absolutely LOVE and when i was accepted in the review team i couldn't believe it so i'm posting this a bit before the release on the 25th so you can preorder it and get a better price or simply get it just as it release whithout waiting.

So today it's book 5 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series: Sweet Tea and Spirits by Angie Fox.  I haven't reviewed all the precedent ones but i will simply i couldn't wait for this one...and the cover is so cute too!

happy reading!
Publisher: Angie Fox
Publication: 2017
Genre: cozy mystery, paranormal mystery
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: allusion
Public: 16+
Source: earc for review

Description from goodreads :

 The latest in the USA Today bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter series!

Southern girl Verity Long is about as high society as her pet skunk. Which is why she’s surprised as anyone when the new head of the Sugarland social set invites her to join the "it" girls. But this is no social call. Verity’s new client needs her to go in undercover and investigate strange happenings at the group’s historic headquarters.

But while spirits are whispering hints of murder, the socialites are more focused on Verity’s 1978, avocado-green Cadillac. And when Verity stumbles upon a fresh body, she's going to need the long-dead citizens of Sugarland to help her solve the crime. Good thing she has the handsome deputy sheriff Ellis Wydell on hand, as well as her ghostly sidekick Frankie. The bad thing is, the ghosts are now whispering about the end of a certain ghost hunter

My opinion:
          I really do love this series and it's so well written that even if you are new to the series you could still enjoy this one as the author does  remind us of the important events that happened to lead to the actual situation.  Still if you can start by the beginning it's too good to miss.

However, let see this specific story first.
Verity has decided to accept her gift and try to make a job of it when Frankie agree to lend a bit of its power which isn't often done without some bargaining. She still believes in him but our gangster has quite a mind of its own though a certain lady is perhaps changing that. On the sentimental side, Verity 's relationship with Ellis is evolving least as long as they are left to their own .

We do learn a bit more about Verity's ancestry and i would be happy to meet Ida, we discover Ellis' mother ....i hated her in book 1 and i still do! That woman is intelligent but such a monster...she knew what her son did but  still has it against Verity even after trying to take her last cent! Now she is acting again and  i so would like to see her punished ( and of course i still want Beau to pay dearly for what he did!) because for her all is about appearance.
We also see a bit more of the south's tradition and i really love that. It's funny to see how the city  forgot his history to change it to what would feel more acceptable....but  i do appreciate that  some try to rectify that like Verity. I must say that i'm curious to see how Verity will manage in those society club.

So for the investigation itself it was really funny, i loved the different ghosts and the rhythm was perfect keeping you glued to the book . You want to know the culprit and to see him (or they) get what they can take time ( i mean looks for Beau he sure deserves to be punished but so far he isn't) but i'm sure we won't be disappointed.

There is a lot of humour , Molly and Henrietta are some ghosts you will love, Frankie has some ideas to win money after all for him all is about money generally and if it annoys Verity the better. Romance and i won't tell you more about this part you will have to see. Action, because Verity can't stand by or keep her mouth shut but that's why we love.

Really even if you are new to the series don't hesitate to read this you will spend a great time!

Score:  5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book