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 well....at 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 deserve....it 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

vendredi 21 avril 2017

Walk on the Striped Side ( Big Bad Bite 2) by Jessie Lane

Hello to all!!!

             I didn't plan to make you wait so long between two post but time flew and since i'm deep in search for some papers, and running between administrative appointments, i didn't see where the time went.

Still with two new release next week you should have enough review to make it up for the delay. Today we continue with the series by Jessie Lane " Big Bad Bite" and the second book " Walk on the Striped Side) while waiting for the novella 2.5 that release on the 28th so enoug time for you to read both first books if you haven't started yet.

Happy reading
Publisher: Whiskey Girls Publishing
Publication: 2014
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong

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

Short description from goodreads :

 Does he have his claws in her for good? Or is she just yanking his tail?

Elena Demos’s life has been turned upside down. Her mother has passed away, leaving Elena and her two half-sisters to deal with their mother’s will and the crazy stipulations it contains. For the three sisters to inherit the substantial amount of money left behind, they have to go to work with two aunts they’ve never met, in the family business they’ve known nothing about, Amazons Inc. If that isn’t bad enough, she runs into the man who once broke her heart, and it’s only their first day on the job.

Gage Ivanov is a stupid beast. He let the woman who should be his mate go because she couldn't be told of his Other identity. Now, Elena’s back, but she refuses to give in to his demands for her to be his mate. The timing for all of this couldn’t be worse, either, because Gage and his circle of friends are trying to subdue a rogue pack of wolf shifters in Germany who threaten to out the Others to the world of humans. Will he be able to juggle the oncoming conflict and win back his mate?

Claws, love bites and handcuffs - OH MY!

My opinion:
          I wanted more of the tigers and i sure got it. This book is my favourite in the series so far, i laughed, smiled sometimes was torn on whose side to support but i really loved this book!

Gage is a tiger so full of himself and so, so feline. He is the alpha and doesn't take a no for answer, he fights with or without claws but never give up however he is also capable of a lot of tenderness and even better admit that he is wrong^^. Also like our real cat he can be patient when we wants and very demanding the next second^^.

Elena is a strong woman and not only physically but deep inside she has a little heart. Taught  by her mother not have any attachment ( except with her sister), she isn't used to  think about finding a man to settled with so when she comes to term with that idea at the same time she is kind of pushed aside it hurt very badly....leading her to act like a b****, sorry but i can't think of any other term. She was hurt by him but first thought about making him suffer by hurting ( and worse) his sister. At that time she lost point for me but thankfully she found her brain again but not after playing bad kind of joke on a very on edge tiger.
She is a good woman though and didn't hesitate to jump in the adventure of going to save someone abroad just because it was the right thing to do. She is protective of her sisters but not only so she is a character you get attached to.

Between  Gage and Elena  the situation is explosive, sexual tension but not only ...they both crave the other but trust must be built first and it's not easy with their past and a certain  tendency of the tiger to stick to his word meaning attached is attached and not a metaphor. That sure leads so some funny situation and some steamy scene.

So as a resume we do have the part of the story focusing on Gage and Elena and that part is kind of complete ( even if we want more  we can be happy for now) but we also have the main story line moving with the trek to Germany and it's consequences. However that part isn't  finished and we are left to wonder the next step, consequences and it makes us happy to jump into book 3 as soon as possible while we can  wait as it's not a real strong cliffhanger...so it's perfect.

This is a series i sure plan to continue as we have another tiger who revealed a bit of himself making me more intrigued and a demon that sure hid a lot of secret.

Score:  4,5/5

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

lundi 3 avril 2017

Southern Fried ( Kenni Lowry 2) by Tonya Kappes

Hello to all!

             My computer had some troubles this weekend to connect me online so while it works i will do as much as i can in case it got wonky again.
Tomorrow release the second good in the Kenni Lowry series : Southern Fried. I was lucky enough to get an early copy to give you my opinion on it and really it just keeps getting better so i had to share this when i could.

Happy reading!!!
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication: 2017
ISBN:  1635111870
Genre: cozy mystery, paranormal
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: Earc for review

Description from goodreads :

 In the South, it’s better when the food is fried and the secrets kept buried…

After the dead body of a beloved Cottonwood resident is found tangled up in an electric fence, Sheriff Kenni Lowry has a hunch that somethin’ ain’t right. Her investigation heats up with a fierce cook-off competition, a euchre game where the intel is sweeter than the brownies, and a decades old family recipe that may just be the proof in the pudding.

The icing on the cake: Kenni is fighting an attraction to her recently sworn-in deputy sheriff, and election season is hot on her tail. When the killer comes after who she holds most dear, even her poppa’s ghostly guidance might not be enough to keep her and her own out of the frying pan.

My opinion:
          Wonderful! This story has everything you need a great investigation with a lot of twists, a blossoming romance, lot of humour, the right dose of tension and just that special touch of the South.

Really i loved book 1 but this one is definitively my favourite so far, i had me hooked so i read this in one sitting and while they are more crimes this time it's the characters who got to me.  Duke ...the so cute dog able to see ghost is learning new trick and simply there is no way not to like him. Kenni's jealousy is touching, i loved to see her get more into her sheriff boots, to fight for her place because now she has even more to loose than simply a job.
Finn is still such a gentleman; he is getting more protective of his partner and that was simply wonderful to see.

Finally they is the whole city some characters easy to hate; some we want to be friend with, other we would prefer never meet... they are the soul of Cottonwood and makes this series even easier to love because it's seems so real, so near us that we do want to visit it ( without the murders).

The rhythm is just perfect not a time down, once started you just want to solve all the mysteries or make sure everyone is alright.

if you love cozy mystery this is a must read for sure

Score:  5/5

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