jeudi 7 décembre 2017

Magic Aflame ( The Peacesmith series 3) by Carly Hansen

Hello to all,


                       I wanted to post this a few days ago but i came accross technical difficulties added to bad news that took me down ( since then a wonderful news changed the whole situation thankfully) so i'm late and i'm sorry for that. I do plan to read more before the end of the year so you will get more posts but for new i must tell you about a new release in a series i follow with a lot of pleasure: The Peacesmith series by Carly Hansen


so without waiting longer here is my point of view on Magic Aflame

Happy reading.
Publisher: Carly Hansen
Publication: 2017
Genre: urban fantasy YA
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: earc

 Description from goodreads :

  The third book in a gripping, action-packed fantasy series readers are describing as "enchanting" and "a breath of fresh air".

When Fenix's fellow gang member Twain sneaks away and gets trapped in a dilapidated building, she races off to rescue him.

But she's not the only one seeking her fallen colleague.

Enemies stewing with grudges against Alda and the gang are out to exploit Twain's misfortune.

On a collision course with powerful forces hell-bent on revenge, Fenix has to draw on both her emerging magical powers and her fighting skills if she's to stop their deadly schemes. But the price she has to pay is high and she finds she must decide how far she'll risk her own life to save a friend.

My opinion:

           A series of quality....it's not always true that  series keep the same level of quality in the writing and in the content but so far with this one i haven't been disappointed at all; it still really well written and the suspense is still there making us want more...it's even slightly better i would say.

Fenix is maturing but not too quickly which is good seeing her age and the  time between each book, poor girl keeps having things throw at her and she sure adapts better that i would. She is conscious of her responsibilities but she is also able to ask for help when needed and i really loved that about her. More importantly she is very loyal.

 i loved to see her ready to fight for what she believes in and at the same time preferring if other solutions were possible.  We learn a bit more about her powers in each book as she is discovering them or learning from Gaius however i would said that this time we do see her practice and  start believing in her powers more but we learn more about the villains for once....

Micha the vampire is still trying to be a good guy but he has some difficulties which kind of make me even more curious about what will happen. He does open more to Fénix as well - something which she still should do-


This time we are confronted to Alda big enemy who allied herself with Micha's so a war is brewing , lot of action and fight and in the middle of that  the same two police officers are trying to get a grip of what is happening ( for one at least the other is more on a revenge path) while completely blinded by their short views or misconceptions.

it's really a promising urban fantasy that i take pleasure reading and next book will be one i will look forward to.

Score:  4/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book. Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review

samedi 25 novembre 2017

Murder on the Sugarland Express ( Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries 6) by Angie Fox

Hello to all,

                 i still have a another title in this series to review but i couldn't want to share this new release with you as it's my favourite so far..... because yes the series is only becoming better and better....so i won't be long as typing is painful....

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Moose Island Books
Publication: 2017
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: paranormal cozy mystery
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: earc
 


Description from goodreads :

  Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it—without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans…

On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave.

To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers—dead or alive—could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again.


My opinion:

          Captivating! This instalment is perhaps the best so far, good intrigue with several twists, action, suspense, tension and a good dose of humour  simply perfect!!!

This is one of my favourite series and i love the fact i can still be surprised! Verity is really a good character and so loyal and kind hearted now she doesn't always listen to reason but we love her for that. This time all happen on a train journey which mean a specific place, limited suspects and still  a very complicated investigation as Verity must solve a murder in both time period 1929 and now....with the help of her boyfriends Ellis and her ghost Frankie who would prefer to woo his own girlfriend Molly......but Molly isn't that different from Verity so dear gangster is stuck playing good cop as to avoid the ghost detective on the case ( a Belgian one!^^) and impress Molly.

Really all is there,  the little allusion to Agatha Christie is wonderful ( i mean really when you hear "Belgian detective" you can only think of one); the characters are so well though as we discover new side of one we already know and some new one are easy to doubt, hate or love be it living ones or ghostly ones.

I don't want to reveal too much but let say that Ellis and Verity's plan to have a little vacation away from  everyone doesn't go as planned at all, Frankie is a lot more powerful as our heroine stay linked to the other side the majority of the trip and...Virginia still isn't on my "like" list but she sure can be pragmatic when needed.

I do recommend you to read the series in order though but  you won't regret it and i can't wait for book 7!



Score:  5/5


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

mardi 21 novembre 2017

The Haunted Heist ( The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries 3) by Angie Fox

Hello to all!

                         My health got a turn to the worse, nothing dire but a bit incapacitating so reading wasn't easy and the mood wasn't into it either as well but  i'm starting to find way around it and with a new release ultra soon in one of my favourite series i couldn't resist and jumped on the occasion to review it .....but for that one you still need to wait a few day so while you wait i will give you my opinion on a precedent book in the same series


Happy reading!!!


Publisher: Moose Island Books
Publication: 2016
ISBN:  1939661358
Genre: cozy mystery, paranormal, southern
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: won

Description from goodreads :

  Just because she can see the dead doesn’t mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she’s over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank…until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career.

Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it's up to her to solve the case.

She teams up with her ghostly gangster buddy Frankie, as well as the irresistible and charming Ellis, as the three of them search haunted mob hideouts, hidden passageways, and historic cemeteries for the facts behind the heist of the century—and a modern-day motive for murder.

Too bad uncovering the truth could very well make Verity the next victim...


My opinion:
          Verity isn't lucky as soon as she get a new job proposal...a death comes to destroy her dream...that aside she is lucky to Have Lucy, Frankie and of course Ellis to help her uncovering the suspect.

I really love this series and we did get to see a new side of Frankie...he may want to seem like the big bad boy but he sure has an heart and does look out for his friend. Verity too is really loyal and we can have proof of that on multiple occasion in this adventure.
Adventures on the other side are full of actions and those leave us very few moment to rest but  at the same time we just want more. However it also leads to more questions: why Frankie powers are acting up for example.

Ellis' mother is still a bitch ( sorry no other words can be strong enough, you will see if you read this series she is too easy to hate) but there are other characters i wanted to slap or strangle.....

There is a lot of action, humour but also touching moments in this new instalment so i easily read it in one sitting and just want the next one. A series to continue


Score:  3,5/5


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

mercredi 8 novembre 2017

Don of the Dead ( Pepper Martin 1) by Casey Daniels

Hello to all,

 i hadn't planned to be silent so long but my health had other ideas and it prevented me to read like i wanted. I'm not healed yet but at least one of the trouble is under control so i had to read a book that was waiting on my night table tempting me.

If you followed me this year you may have seen that i sure read a lot of cozy mystery especially some with ghosts ( Tonya kappes series, Angie fox ones etc) ....while the main center idea is quite similar (a girl solves mysteries for ghosts with their help sometimes) each has a specifity sometimes it's the light humour, the reccurrence of some ghosts, the emotionnal side etc..so when a friend recommended this book "Don of the Dead" i was curious to see which variation it would be and i'm not disappointed ...it's darker than teh other but still with humour and i do plan to see if it's continue like that in the rest of the serie

so without delay here is my opinion on Don of the Dead by Casey Daniels

Happy reading
Publisher: Avon
Publication: 2006
ISBN:  0060821469
Genre: cozy mystery, paranormal
Violence: mild

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


Short description from goodreads :

 She sees dead people

Beautiful, smart, and chic, Pepper Martin never had to work a day in her life -- until her surgeon daddy was convicted of fraud, her wealthy fiancé took a powder, and the family fortune ran bone dry.

Suddenly desperate, the inexperienced ex-rich girl was forced to take the only job she could get: as a tour guide in a cemetery. But a grave situation took a turn for the worse when a head-on collision with a headstone left her with an unwanted ability to communicate with the disgruntled deceased . . . and now Pepper has a whacked Mafia don demanding that she hunt down his killers -- and threatening to haunt her until she does.


My opinion:
          Very pleasing, now the idea of a woman seeing ghosts and solving mysteries isn't new but i loved the twist and humour in this one. Pepper is an heroine i could come to like a lot....she is persistent, she doesn't give up despite what life threw at her that i really loved what i loved a little less was her willingness to sleep with all the cute guys she come across ( fortunately a certain don made sure it didn't happen)... it's not that i want her to be prude but i prefer real relationship so i do hope she will mature a bit in that domain.

That aside so far from all the book of the genre i've read she is the only one who get something from her ghost client ^^;; i found that amusing especially how he made her react after. Gus may be her " client" and pester her from time to time but deep down he care and he watches over her. i really loved that because in this story they kind of "give" to each other...She helping him find peace he is making her live for herself, see what she is capable of and protect her the best he can ( teaching her the ropes of being a mafia boss^^)....i loved that because from the time he was alive he would probably have been a bit like that too....because he sure needed to seem stern and all for his associated etc but he still cared about his men and their family and had values.

The investigation was well done ( even if i guessed a bit too early to my taste the who and why)it was funny to see Pepper learn how to do that and there are still a few mystery ( like who Dan is really) and it balanced well between the darker moment and the humour ( quite dark at time)

Really it was a pleasing read and i'm happy to have book 2 ready to see if Pepper grows on me. If you want a paranormal cozy mystery a bit darker this is the perfect one.


Score:  3,5/5


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

jeudi 19 octobre 2017

Nowhere to Run by Jeanne Bannon

Hello to all,


                        I'm in the middle of administrative stuff but i had to share with you my opinion on my latest read so i'm taking a break to post this...i won't be long because i don't want to reveal too much of the intrigue though.

Happy Reading
Publisher: Blueberry Hill Press
Publication: 2017
ASIN:  B0764J8YP5
Genre: romantic suspense
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+
Source: bought


Description from goodreads :

 What's a girl to do when she falls in love with the man whose mission it is to bring her down?

With the murder of her only sister, Sara, just a few months past, Lily Valier—a woman of beauty and substance—tops the sheriff's list of suspects in small town Maine, and for a very good reason. Dear old Dad had willed his fortune to Sara and only Sara, leaving Lily to fend for herself. However, with no murder weapon or witnesses, the evidence against Lily is only circumstantial.

Enter P.I. Aiden O'Rourke, black-haired and blue-eyed, charged with gaining Lily's trust and learning her secrets, all to finally get the goods on her. Things move fast and feelings run deep, yet when Lily discovers the truth about Aiden, everything begins to come apart.

Aiden's torn. Despite his feelings for her, Lily is the most logical suspect, with a great big fat motive. Except something's not quite right. Aiden trusts his instincts and they're screaming at him to have a look at a former suspect with far more to hide than first appeared. With little left to lose, Lily decides to stand her ground, and staying put has its consequences when the murder weapon finally turns up—and it’s Lily's gun.

What happens to love, when trust is betrayed?


My opinion:
          Easily read, this book was quite pleasing... i loved the idea of the plot ( sister suspected of a murder) and the investigation is quite well written....in fact the only thing that bothered me was how fast the heroine falls for the hero Aiden.  Lily is courageous, she is loyal and stronger than she looks both mentally and physically more importantly she has a big heart as we can see in how she care for older peoples....however she is also a bit secret after have been hurt she is reserved even more after the sheriff investigation....so i can understand how she would fall for Aiden ( especially after the heroic rescue) BUT... in my opinion she goes to his bed too fast ..she doesn't fully trust him and yet she sleeps with him...somehow that fell too wrong

However, when you go past that point the author does use some elements to make the characters speak to each others and in the process learning to really discover the other one and  build trust...

What really moved me was the ending... really this couldn't have been a more perfect one for this story  and i couldn't resist shedding tears as it was quite moving really so i would be very happy to read more story from this author if only for that part .

If you want a good romance suspense with some mystical element and moving ending.. this is a book not to miss.



Score:  3,5/5


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

lundi 16 octobre 2017

Untamed: A zodiac Shifters Paranormal romance: Leo by Decadent Kane

Hello to all!!


 I'm sure getting a little difficulties to keep track of all i have to do this month but one step at a time and not matter how long the list seems it will be completed.
First i'm still trying to cover what i got late reviewing because sick last month so today is a my opinion on Untamed by Decadent Kane...a  novella that fit in teh kindle world of the zodiac shifters


Happy reading

Publication: 2017
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: earc

Description from goodreads :

 Split into beasts of all kinds and forced to shift into humans, Khimairans were graced with humanity by the gods and Dante's humanity was fleeting.


Dante Coburn is running out of time.

He's the leader of the Khimairan shifters and that won't save him from turning primal. Once his beast takes over…there's no coming back. Unless he can find his mate before he turns, killing everyone he holds dear. When Bailey walks into his life, he thought he'd found everything he needed as his Leo zodiac mark was invoked. However, she wants nothing to do with Khimairan shifters and knows nothing of her real heritage.

Bailey couldn't imagine living in a city where Khimairans dominated. The dirty shifters could piss off... the lot of them. They killed her mother, her aunt, and she'd be damned if she had to live near them. When Bailey inherits more than a store from her aunt, which included the intensely seductive Dante Coburn, Bailey will have to face more than her desires to stay sane.

After a group of fanatics show up, Dante will risk his immortal life to keep her safe, even if she'll never have him.


My opinion:
           Khimairans are shifters destined to be lost to their animal side if they can't find their true mate... but aside from that pressure they also must be careful because hunted for their powers by a faction who spread words that they are savage beasts and must be annihilated.

Bailey has been indoctrinated by her father to believe that they are beasts responsible for her mother's death...she is very set to avoid Khimairans and to stay on the road so when she learns she has inherited her aunt shop she is not sure what to make of that especially in a city full of those she see as the enemy. She sure doesn't have an open mind and while i understand the "how" and "why" she did get on my nerves at first. However when it's needed she is courageous and very determined she grew on me.

Dante is a good alpha, courageous, loyal and a fierce warrior. A lion is his favourite form and it fits him well.

It's a universe new to me but the description made it captivating and this story seemed too short when finished as it was really good...it's dark, there are a lot of violence but some humour ( very light)- i loved the little dragon Smokey- and the romance is well done

This is a good instalment in the Zodiacs Shifters series



Score:  3,5/5


Disclaimer:  I received an eArc of this story .All opinions are my own and i voluntary choose to review this book

mercredi 11 octobre 2017

Bear's Shadow ( Vendetta series 2) by Desiree L Scott

Hello to all,

                      so while i struggle with facebook mess ( really i would never have thought them to be so uncompetent!) i'm not forgetting that i do have some reviews to share with you so... here comes my opinion on Bear's Shadow second book in the Vendetta series that was released last week.

Happy reading!
Publisher: Lavish Publishing, LLC
Publication: 2017
ASIN:  B074YLBTN2
Genre: paranormal romance , suspense
Violence: very strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: eARC

Description from goodreads :

  Nikki Calhoun is on the run, fueled by terror of the shadowy world she had married into. Desperate to survive and nowhere to hide, Nikki turns to the wolf shifter pack of her childhood but it’s hard for her to trust anyone, even the people closest to her.

Enforcer and bear-shifter Bret Axel receives a call from his cousin who manages his Portland nightclub about suspicious activity. After obtaining the approval of his Alpha, he travels to Portland. Two nights later, screams of a woman shatter the silence of the dock and with the help of his cousin, they save her from being killed.

A twisted tale of hunter and prey, two worlds collide as Bret falls for the human and then struggles to convince her that they are meant to be together. It’s up to him and the Crescent Ice Pack to get to the bottom of the brutal acts of one man. Will Nikki survive the wrath of her estranged husband or will the murky world of Edward Calhoun destroy her and any who try to help?



My opinion:
          This was a very good second instalment, after a good book 1 i'm always a bit afraid in case book 2 wouldn't be as good but it's not the case at all. I loved  it even if it's not a favourite of me.
This story is a lot darker and violent, more than Crescent vendetta which wasn't light either....Nikki has suffered a lot and is terrified...not without reason but thankfully for her she still has friends...shifters friends and Samantha is determined to help  even if it means calling all the pack. I loved the fact she didn't simply got over it..after years of suffering like that it makes sense that she needs time to trust again.

Bret was a perfect gentleman, i loved to see how protective he is even if it's not his mate ( but with his mate he is even worse) he is giving her as much time and freedom as he can while keeping her safe and that's not easy when you are a bear. Also i appreciated that he didn't hesitate to ask for help.

We get to learn more about the crescent pack ( very open minded pack) and we find characters discovered in the first book with joy but this could be read as a stand alone too as we do get info from what happened in the past but this book focus more on Bret and Nikki so it would work well even if reading book 1 first give a deeper insights on the reactions the pack has. And we get a bit more info on Jackson!!!( i really want to discover more about him)

The action is fast paced and ambiance is dark, there are touch of humour and Nikki and Bret relationship is building step by step....However i felt like some element didn't ring true or were missing... i didn't understand why those saved were not returned to their family ( if not say they are orphan, alone or anything).. oki it could be protective measures but why not write it then...then... i didn't feel like the pack was pursuing things like they should...after book 1 when drug was used they are not attempting to find where it was produced to make sure none is left....also for shifters they are a bit too easy to kill ( i mean if important in the pack hierarchy they should be stronger than that in comparison to mere human even if they have a twisted mind)... characters can die of course i don't like it but when it make sense it's okay in this version... it didn't felt right at all....

Also Nikki's husband, the big evil man doesn't know what the pack is even after having them under surveillance....sound even stranger.....

That being said i still liked this story a lot and i would continue the series with pleasure so if you are looking for a dark paranormal romance with bear shifter but more kind of shifters in the series this is the right one for you





Score:  3,5/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I received an eArc and i voluntary  choose to review this book