Monday, October 14, 2019

Review - The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons

The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons
Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
Series: Gibson Vaughn #1
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer / Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Date Read: September 11, 2019
Length: 400 pages / 11 hours 54 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Purchased
★★★★☆
A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard—then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency—disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation’s history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Review - Twisted Fate by Kate L. Mary

Twisted Fate by Kate L. Mary
Narrated by Heather Firth
Series: Twisted #3
Publisher: Twisted Press, LLC
Publication Date: August 17, 2018
Date Read: September 27, 2019
Length: 11 hours 24 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆
The world Megan James thought she knew has been slowly unraveling. Her father disappeared and was presumed dead, her mother's sanity started to slip away, and the safe world she'd always thought she was living in slowly began to reveal its very dark and twisted depths. With the discovery that both her father and long-lost uncle, Angus James, were alive, Meg thought she'd finally learned all the secrets New Atlanta and the CDC had to offer, but she soon discovers the surprises have barely begun.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Books from the Backlog #81


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Audiobook Review - Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Narrated by Teddy Hamilton & Jacob Morgan
Series: Him #2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Date Read: October 3, 2019
Length: 7 hours 45 minutes
Source: Purchased
★★★★★
Can your favorite hockey players finish their first season together undefeated?

Five months in, NHL forward Ryan Wesley is having a record-breaking rookie season. He's living his dream of playing pro hockey and coming home every night to the man he loves - Jamie Canning, his longtime best friend turned boyfriend. There's just one problem: the most important relationship of his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his success on the ice.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Review - The Institute by Stephen King

The Institute by Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Date Read: October 6, 2019
Length: 576 Pages
Source: Library
★★★★★
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Review - Twisted Memories by Kate L. Mary

Twisted Memories by Kate L. Mary
Narrated by Heather Firth
Series: Twisted #2
Publisher: Twisted Press, LLC
Publication Date: June 27, 2018
Date Read: September 20, 2019
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆
Twenty years ago, Angus James woke to find himself in a sterile room. On the other side of the locked door, doctors worked to manipulate a virus, using him as their ultimate pin cushion.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Books from the Backlog #80


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Review - The Whisper Man by Alex North

The Whisper Man by Alex North
Narrated by Christopher Eccleston
Publisher: Celadon Books / Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: August 20, 2019
Date Read: September 23, 2019
Length: 355 pages / 9 hours 38 minutes
Source: Publisher (Bookish First) / Library
★★★★☆
In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.

After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Blog Tour Review - When the Marquess Was Mine by Caroline Linden

I am really excited to be a part of the blog tour for When the Marquess Was Mine.  This was the first time that I have read any of Caroline Linden's work but I know it will not be my last.  I really had a wonderful time with this historical romance.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Review - Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
Date Read: September 20, 2019
Length: 320 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★★★
One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cover Reveal - Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen

Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen
Series: The Company #1
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing
Publication Date: October 22, 2019

Books from the Backlog #79


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Blog Tour Review - Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis

Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #8
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: September 24, 2019
Date Read: August 29, 2019
Length: 384 pages
Source: Tasty Book PR

It’s love. Trust me.

After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review - The Trouble with Christmas by Amy Andrews

The Trouble with Christmas by Amy Andrews
Series: Credence, Colorado #2
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: September 24, 2019
Date Read: September 23, 2019
Length: 400 pages
Source: Publisher via Bookish First
★★★★☆
All Suzanne St. Michelle wants is an over-the-top, eggnog-induced holiday with her best friend in Credence, Colorado. But when her hoity-toity parents insist she come home for Christmas in New York, she blurts out that her sexy landlord is actually her boyfriend and she can’t leave him—Joshy loves Christmas. The more twinkle lights the better.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Review - Total Bravery by Piper J. Drake

Total Bravery by Piper J. Drake
Series: True Heroes #4
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: April 28, 2018
Date Read: September 9, 2019
Length: 269 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
True heroes will do anything to protect the women they love...

As the newest recruit at Search and Protect, Raul has a lot to prove. Luckily, he's got the best friend and partner a man could ask for: a highly trained, fiercely loyal German Shepherd Dog named Taz. Together, Raul and Taz make an unbeatable team. But their first mission in Hawaii really puts them to the test when an international kidnapping ring sets its sights on the bravest woman Raul's ever met . . .

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Review - Twisted Mind by Kate L. Mary

Twisted Mind by Kate L. Mary
Narrated by Heather Firth
Series: Twisted #1.5
Publisher: Twisted Press, LLC
Publication Date: March 30, 2018
Date Read: September 13, 2019
Length: 3 hours 21 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆
Born at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse to the head of the CDC and the leader of the new world, Jackson Star has always known that he would one day rule. Only the Stars’ plans go much deeper than simply keeping humanity alive, and the evil that sleeps inside Jackson is darker than even his father knows. Everyone in the settlement is a puppet, and everyone has a purpose in the Stars’ master plan, starting with Megan James.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Books from the Backlog #78


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Review - Selkies Are a Girl's Best Friend by Molly Harper

Selkies Are a Girl's Best Friend by Molly Harper
Narrated by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis
Series: Mystic Bayou #3
Publisher: Audible Original
Publication Date: August 27, 2019
Date Read: September 3, 2019
Length:  6 hours 33 minutes
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
Molly Harper is back with the next wickedly funny, wildly enchanting Mystic Bayou novel - available in audio first!

Sonja Fong isn’t afraid of a little chaos. As director of the League’s research center in Mystic Bayou, a tiny town in Louisiana that’s home to supernatural creatures and humans alike, she’s responsible for making sure things run smoothly. It’s not an easy task when her daily memos include lines like “new equipment is needed because the old equipment was destroyed by a temper tantrum involving dragonfire.”

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Review - The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams

The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
Series: The Babysitters Coven #1
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: September 17, 2019
Date Read: September 9, 2019
Length:  368 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil.

Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it's kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she's good at it.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Review - Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott

Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott
Narrated by Angie Hickman
Series: Cozy Corgi Mysteries #1
Publisher: Wings of Ink Publications
Publication Date: May 31, 2018
Date Read: August 30, 2019
Length: 5 hours 28 minutes
Source: Audiobook Boom
★★★★☆
Estes Park, Colorado: picturesque mountains, charming shops, delightful bakeries, a cozy bookstore...and murder.

Winifred Page and her corgi, Watson, move to Estes Park to hit the Reset button on life. Fred is about to open her dream bookshop, and the only challenges she anticipates are adjusting to small-town life, tourists, and living close to her lovable mother, Phyllis, and hippie stepfather, Barry. When Fred steps into her soon-to-be-bookshop for the first time, she expects dust bunnies and spiders...not the dead body in the upstairs kitchen.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Review - The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling

The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling
Narrated by Luci Christian
Series: Unfinished Fairy Tales #1
Publisher: Aya Ling / Audible Studios
Publication Date: June 12, 2015
Date Read: July 26, 2019
Length: 453 pages / 11 hours 42 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Audible Purchase
★★★★☆
When Kat accidentally rips apart an old picture book, she's magically transported into the world of Cinderella--as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters! Life turns upside down now that she's a highborn lady and must learn how to survive the social season, including how to get through the door in a huge metal hoop skirt. To get back, she'll have to complete the story, right to the end of happily ever after. But the odds are huge: the other stepsister is drop-dead gorgeous, the fairy godmother is nowhere to be found, and the prince, despite being insanely hot, openly dislikes balls. Can she ever return to the modern world?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Books from the Backlog #77


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Review - Heidi's Guide to Four Letter Words by Tara Sivec & Andi Arndt

Heidi's Guide to Four Letter Words by Tara Sivec & Andi Arndt
Narrated by Andi Arndt
Publisher: Audible Original
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
Date Read: September 5, 2019
Length:  6 hours 15 minutes
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
Cowritten by USA Today best-selling author Tara Sivec and award-winning narrator Andi Arndt, a hysterically funny, heartfelt romance - created specifically for the audio format!

Nothing good ever comes from drinking a box of wine alone. So when I decided to entertain my drunken self by setting up some hand-me-down podcasting equipment and reading the steamy parts from romance novels, I never thought anyone would actually listen. The fact that I admitted my huge crush on my sexy next door neighbor made the whole thing even more mortifying. But sometimes life surprises you, and that’s how my podcast, Heidi’s Discount Erotica, was born.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Review - The Fifth Column by Andrew Gross #readinginsidersclub

The Fifth Column by Andrew Gross
Publisher: St. Martins Press - Minotaur Books
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Date Read: September 7, 2019
Length: 336 pages
Source: Publisher

#1 New York Times bestselling author of The One Man Andrew Gross once again delivers a tense, stirring thriller of a family torn apart set against the backdrop of a nation plunged into war.

February, 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. In New York City, twenty-two thousand cheering Nazi supporters pack Madison Square Garden for a raucous, hate-filled rally. In a Hell’s Kitchen bar, Charles Mossman is reeling from the loss of his job and the demise of his marriage when a group draped in Nazi flags barges in. Drunk, Charlie takes a swing at one with tragic results and a torrent of unintended consequences follows.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Review - 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan #readinginsidersclub

29 Seconds by T.M. Logan
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Date Read: September 1, 2019
Length: 368 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
From the bestselling author of LIES comes 29 SECONDS, a sensational new thriller that explores what happens when a split second thought of revenge takes on a life of its own.

“Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear.”

Sarah is a young professor struggling to prove herself in a workplace controlled by the charming and manipulative Alan Hawthorne, a renowned scholar and television host. The beloved professor rakes in million-dollar grants for the university where Sarah works—so his inappropriate treatment of female colleagues behind closed doors has gone unchallenged for years. And Sarah is his newest target.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Review - Twisted World by Kate L. Mary

Twisted World by Kate L. Mary
Narrated by Heather Firth
Series: Twisted #1
Publisher: Twisted Press, LLC
Publication Date: March 2, 2018
Date Read: August 28, 2019
Length: 11 hours 45 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆
Twenty years ago, a deadly virus swept the globe, ravaging the population. People died and came back as monsters, and through the tragedy that rocked the world, survivors were born. Megan James is the product of survivors. Her parents crossed hundreds of miles of dangerous countryside to reach Atlanta and the promise of a real future.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Books from the Backlog #76


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Review - Rockaway Bride by Pippa Grant

Rockaway Bride by Pippa Grant
Narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Jason Clarke
Publisher: Pippa Grant
Publication Date: July 22, 2019
Date Read: August 20, 2019
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes
Source: Caffeinated Services
★★★★☆
A rock star kidnaps a runaway bride....

Kidnapping the bride seemed like a good idea at the time.

Her fiancé stole my fortune, so I stole his woman.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Review - Cowboy to the Rescue by A.J. Pine

Cowboy to the Rescue by A.J. Pine
Series: Meadow Valley
Publisher: Forever Yours (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
Date Read: August 30, 2019
Length: 144 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★★☆
Before A.J. Pine launches her Meadow Valley series in December, take a peek at this world with a new novella.

All designer Ivy Serrano wants is a fresh start. But instead, her Meadow Valley homecoming includes an electrical fire, a trashed custom dress, and a very handsome fireman who knows how to push all her buttons. Lieutenant Carter Bowen may set off sparks of his own, but the last thing Ivy needs now is town gossip . . . or to risk loving another firefighter.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Review - The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood
Narrated by Alex McKenna, Kirby Heyborne, full cast
Publisher: Penguin Group Putnam / Penguin Audio
Publication Date: August 20, 2019
Date Read: August 23, 2013
Length: 448 pages / 14 hours 43 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Audible Purchase
★★★★★
A provocative love story between a tough Kansas woman on a crooked path to redemption and her unlikeliest of champions, from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things.

Many things can bind two people: love, a common enemy, a dangerous promise.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Books from the Backlog #75


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway - The Passengers by John Marrs

The Passengers by John Marrs
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date:  August 27, 2019
Date Read:  August 26, 2019
Length:  352 pages
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
★★★★☆
You’re riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, “You are going to die.”

Just as self-driving cars become the trusted, safer norm, eight people find themselves in this terrifying situation, including a faded TV star, a pregnant young woman, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife, and a suicidal man.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Review - Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews

Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #4
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers / Avon Books
Publication Date: August 27, 2019
Date Read: May 23, 2019
Length: 400 pages
Source: NetGalley / Edelweiss
★★★★★
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrew comes an enthralling new trilogy set in the Hidden Legacy world, where magic means power, and family bloodlines are the new currency of society…

In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

Review - Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton

Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton
Narrated by Kimberly Alexis
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #26
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
Date Read: July 23, 2019
Length: 496 pages / 15 hours 21 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Library
★★★★☆
Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome anything that faces her. But this time, there’s a monster that even she doesn’t know how to fight . . .

A remote Florida Island is a perfect wedding destination for fellow US marshal and best friend Edward’s upcoming nuptials. For Anita, the vacation is a much welcomed break as it’s the first trip she gets to take with just wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it’s not all fun and games and bachelor parties…

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Books from the Backlog #74


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Review - White Knight by Meghan March

White Knight by Meghan March
Narrated by Andi Arndt & Sebastian York
Series: The Dirty Mafia Duet #2
Publisher: Audible Originals
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
Date Read: August 16, 2019
Length: 5 hours 55 minutes
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
From New York Times best-selling author Meghan March comes the epic conclusion to the Dirty Mafia Duet - available in audio first!

I never expected to be anyone’s white knight. That’s not a role I’ve ever played.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Review - Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center @katherinecenter @StMartinsPress

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 13, 2019
Date Read: August 16, 2019
Length: 320 pages
Source: NetGalley / Publisher
★★★★★
From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about family, hope, and learning to love against all odds.

Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's excellent at dealing with other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to uproot her life and move to Boston, it's an emergency of a kind Cassie never anticipated.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Audiobook Review - Dark Harvest by Nazri Noor @NazriNoor

Dark Harvest by Nazri Noor
Narrated by Luke Daniels
Series: Darkling Mage #2
Publisher: Nazri Noor
Publication Date: July 22, 2019
Date Read: August 13, 2019
Length: 7 hours 36 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆
Dustin Graves has three days to live.

The darkling mage has found himself in the company of scoundrels. Maybe that’s what Dustin deserves: a werewolf, a vampire, and a talking sword for teammates, and a rogue sorcerer as his mentor and master.
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