Jul 292016
 
New Release Group Review + Excerpt: The Angels' Share by J. R. Ward

The Angel’s Share by J.R. Ward Book #2 in The Bourbon Kings Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 26th, 2016 ARC Provided by Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder… No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 262016
 
Early Review: Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane

Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane Genre: Mystery/Suspense, LGBTQIA Publication Date: June 29th, 2016 ARC provided by Dreamspinner Press Synopsis from Goodreads: PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights—and he doesn’t trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused of killing a police officer in an obviously doctored crime, Jackson will move heaven and earth to keep Kaden and his family safe. Defense attorney Ellery Cramer grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but that hasn’t stopped him from crushing on [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 222016
 
Review Hodgepodge (#5)

As you can see from my reviews below, I had some really good reads this month from historical romance. Again, it was contemporary romance that was lacking for me. (Insert heavy sigh here.) But I have to be honest; I’m done talking a good game. I can’t give this genre up, so yeah. I’ll be back for more. Hopefully I’ll find a diamond in the rough to gush about soon! ~*~ The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie Book #1 in Chance Sisters Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: February 5th, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 192016
 
New Release Review: Rise by Mira Grant

Rise by Mira Grant A Newsflesh Collection Genre: Post-Apocalypse Horror Publication Date: June 21st, 2016 Publisher: Orbit Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Collected here for the first time is every piece of short fiction from New York Times Bestseller Mira Grant’s acclaimed Newsflesh series, with two new never-before-published novellas and all eight short works available for the first time in print. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, a man-made virus taking over bodies and minds, filling them with one, unstoppable command…FEED. Countdown [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 112016
 
AH's Mini Reviews

It’s summertime up here in the Great White North and when you live in a wintry climate, you learn to embrace summer and enjoy every precious moment of warmth and sunshine. I never complain when it’s hot and humid – I head out to my outdoor deck, lemonade (or glass of wine) in hand, and my Kobo in the other. Here’s some of my picks for a light summer read: Pick #1 Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton Series: Hudson Valley #2 (can be read as a standalone book) Genre: Contemporary Romance, humor Release date: July 12, 2016 All [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 102016
 
Blog Tour - New Release Review & Excerpt: Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton

From the moment I read the final Troubleshooters (Suzanne Brockmann) I’ve been searching for a new military style contemporary romance that would fill the void.  I’m not going to lie, my dislike of CR has made me very picky. It’s no surprise that I was very curious about the Flying Aces series.  It’s military, but detours from the usual Navy SEAL story by giving us men in the Air Force, YUM! So, a thank you to Chanel Cleeton for asking us to join the review tour and giving us the opportunity to read Into the Blue! ♥♥♥ Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton Wild Aces #2 [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 212016
 
Release Day Review + Giveaway: Downtown Devil by Cara McKenna

Downtown Devil by Cara McKenna Book #2 in Sins in the City Genre: Erotica Publication Date: June 21st, 2016 ARC provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: At the edge of thirty, Clare is feeling restless. Even though she’s gainfully employed and pursuing her passion for photography, she can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing. Then she meets Mica. A perfect subject for her portrait exhibit, Mica is sexy, exciting, and everything Clare desires. One night with the charismatic stranger is all it takes to leave her craving more. But the intensity Mica brings isn’t confined to the bedroom, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 202016
 
On the Hunt | Tracking an Epic Romance

  Isn’t there no better feeling than finding a book that’s like magic in your hands.  A story that, from page one, sucks you in and holds you hostage.  One that when you get to the end and you can feel your heart squeezing, and your soul aching, and you just clutch the book to your chest because you know that physically putting it down would be like ripping off the toughest of band-aids. I’ve felt that way about only a handful of books and the sad fact is that, despite rereads, I’ll never get that initial feeling again.  There is literally [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 142016
 
Release Day Review: Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

I’ve been eyeing the first True North book for a while now, actually it’s been since the announcement.  Not only is this Sarina Bowen, and boy do we love Sarina Bowen, it’s also adult with rugged, sexy, mountain men, farmers!  I love reading stories about men who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.  Give me a man in a beard and flannel over a man in a suit any day. As expected, Bittersweet was not disappointing… Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen True North #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 14th, 2016 Publisher: Rennie Road Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: The new [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 132016
 
Review Hodgepodge (#4)

Contemporary Romance is mostly hit or miss for me, but occasionally I’ll find an ‘in between’ read. Today I think I hit on all three of these instances in the books I’m reviewing. ~*~ Once Touched by Laura Moore Book #3 in Silver Creek Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 24th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Random House Synopsis from Goodreads: The youngest of the three Knowles siblings, Quinn has in her blood the love of the land and its beautiful creatures. Raising enough money to build an animal sanctuary is a dream Quinn lives every day—while fending off her family’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 102016
 
Review: Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall

Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall From the Spires Universe Genre: LGBTQIA, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 23rd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: People come as well as go. Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever. Two years ago, it ended. Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, trying to a build a future from the fragments of the past. Then [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 062016
 
Early Review: The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: June 7, 2016 Publisher: Simon Pulse   Synopsis from Goodreads: In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up. Welcome to the Museum of Heartbreak. Well, actually, to Penelope Marx’s personal museum. The one she creates after coming face to face with the devastating, lonely-making butt-kicking phenomenon known as heartbreak. Heartbreak comes in all forms: There’s Keats, the charmingly handsome new guy who couldn’t be more perfect [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 032016
 
Review: Wild Man's Curse by Susannah Sandlin

Wild Man’s Curse by Susannah Sandlin Book #1 in Wilds of the Bayou Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: April 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Montlake Romance and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads:  The bones said death was comin’, and the bones never lied. While on an early morning patrol in the swamps of Whiskey Bayou, Louisiana wildlife agent Gentry Broussard spots a man leaving the home of voodoo priestess Eva Savoie—a man who bears a startling resemblance to his brother, whom Gentry thought he had killed during a drug raid three years earlier. Shaken, the agent enters Eva’s cabin and makes [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 312016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Saint Anything

It’s back at it with A Year of Sarah Dessen. This is shaping up to be quite the YA year for me, as I seem to keep adding more and more YA books to my to be read pile and review schedule. Does reading Sarah Dessen have anything to do with it? I can’t say for certain, but her books sure don’t make me want to turn away from YA! These books are filled with emotion and make me want to relive parts of my own teenage years. I’m enjoying every moment of them! Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Publication [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 262016
 
New Release Review: Mister O by Lauren Blakely

Mister O by Lauren Blakely Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: May 2, 2016 Audiobook Narrated by: Sebastian York Just call me Mister O. Because YOUR pleasure is my super power. Making a woman feel ‘oh-god-that’s-good’ is the name of the game, and if a man can’t get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I’m talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time. I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver. But then I’m thrown for a loop when a certain woman asks me to [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 232016
 
Review: The Pirates of Pacta Servanda by Jack Campbell

The Pirates of Pacta Servanda by Jack Campbell Series: The Pillars of Reality #4 Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Release Date: Jan 12, 2016 Audiobook Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain have survived every attempt to stop them, but their enemies are determined to kill Mari, the only one who can save her world from a storm of destruction. As armies begin to gather and cities seethe with tension, Mari, Alain, and their friends must prepare to confront the storm in the place it first appeared: the broken kingdom of Tiae. The dangers facing them demand perilous raids, [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 202016
 
Review: The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis Genre: YA Realistic Publication Date: February 29th, 2016 Publisher: e-Penguin   Synopsis from Goodreads: The Swimmer. The Rebel. The Nerd. All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. They were sidekicks. And now that Isaac’s gone, what does that make them? Will Kostakis, award-winning author of The First Third, perfectly depicts the pain and pleasure of this teenage world, piecing together three points of view with intricate splendour. Wendy’s Review The Sidekicks wasn’t a book that was on my [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 112016
 
New Release Review: The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish Book #1 in Kincaid Strange Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: May 10th 2016 ARC Provided by Vintage Canada and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Kristi Charish’s The Voodoo Killings introduces Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner… For starters, she’s only 27. Then there’s the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she’s broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 032016
 
April Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

So the month of April kicked my butt reviewing-wise, but I did manage to read a few books.  I’m a little late with this Mini Review installment, but here is  a good sampling of the books I read in the month of April!     Heartsick by Chelsea Cain Read by Carolyn McCormick Book #1 in Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publication Date: March 4th 2007 Audiobook Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she was the one who caught him. Two years [ Read More of this Review ]

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Apr 262016
 
Early Review: Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne

Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne Genre: LGBTQIA, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: May 23rd, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Jaxon is getting by fine, severe dyslexia or not. Being a cab driver means he doesn’t need to read much, and the job has its perks. The pay isn’t bad, the people can be interesting, and having memorized the city streets keeps him from feeling too stupid. When he picks up Caleb, a quiet fare in a nice suit, Jaxon doesn’t think anything of it. Then he ends up driving Caleb home the next week too, [ Read More of this Review ]

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