Review: Fire in the Wind

Synopsis:

Book 4 Wind Series. Outraged by a cross burning on her land, Megan forms the Night Posse then strikes back. Meanwhile, she is saddened by the tragic illness of her dear friend, James. After her new boyfriend is killed, she is jailed for his murder. Later she fights to the death in the darkness against an avenger. An undercover cop pursues her. When a dying James attempts to end his life, Megan is forced to act.

Rating: 4.5-stars

Review:

Once more Judy Bruce has lured me into her world of fiction. Here, I found tons of action, danger, and risks. Love, loss, and murder are also inside this exciting read. Never a dull moment. The main character, Megan, has her hands full in this tale. Things being done on her property, being charged for her boyfriend’s murder, and trying to fight back. With the police trailing her, it quite an interesting and intense plot. Fire in the Wind is a perfect title for this book. Book four to a wonderful, engaging, and mysterious series. I recommend Judy Bruce’s writing to all. 

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Review: Drama Luau (A Nicky and Noah Mystery)

Synopsis:

Theatre professors and spouses, Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver, are on their honeymoon at a Hawaiian resort, where musclemen in grass skirts are keeling over like waterfalls. Things erupt faster than a volcano when Nicky and Noah, along with their best friends Martin and Ruben, try to stage a luau show. Nicky and Noah will need to use their drama skills to figure out who is bringing the grass curtain down on male hula dancers—before things go coconuts for the handsome couple. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining fourth novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and aloha! 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Drama Luau: A Nicky and Noah Mystery by Joe Cosentino’s is another grand adventure with this stunning pair. Nicky and Noah are two professors who end up solving cases. Wherever these two go, there’s always a murder investigation around the corner. This time, Nicky and Noah are heading on their honeymoon. Both choose Hawaii as their destination. Not only does murder follow them where they go, but there’s always an opportunity for them to perform a show. 

Joe Cosentino’s has once again, brought all of his usual talents with him. Drama Luau is his newest piece to the Nicky and Noah mysteries. A novel that speaks out for the LGBT community. I love reading Joe Cosentino’s work. He always incorporates major themes into his tales. Each theme brings out a real life issue that readers everywhere can relate to immediately. As with his previous novels, this one was just as exciting. Humor filled the pages. Readers will have found adventure, mystery, and romance with every page. Nicky and Noah are my favorite gay couple. Something about them just lures me further into their story. Funny, clever, and sweet. One teaches fitness the other teaches drama. Their roles as detectives isn’t lost on their friends nor family. I can’t find anything not to love about this series. Especially, Drama Luau. This read had me laughing and falling in love…I was hooked instantly. Overall, I highly recommend Drama Luau to all. 

Review: Chocolate Cake and Chaos





Synopsis:

The 4th book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is 28th April 2017!
A funeral wreath is delivered to Barker’s cottage. Is it a prank, or a grim warning? Julia’s fears that somebody is trying to kill Barker are confirmed when a dead body with a striking resemblance to him is found on his doorstep the very next day, just as their romance is deepening. 

Barker might be on temporary suspension from his role as Detective Inspector at the village police station, but that doesn’t mean he’s short of enemies in Peridale, especially when a dark face from his past arrives in the small village to stir up painful memories. 

With an unclear list of suspects and motives, Julia vows to keep Barker safe, but can they figure out the puzzle as they work outside of the law in a race against time to stop Barker paying the ultimate price? 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Chocolate Cake and Chaos by Agatha Frost is the fourth masterpiece in this series. I absolutely loved it. Once again, I was following the heroine, Julia, and her boyfriend, the suspended inspector. Here, I learned a lot of surprising twists. Inspector Barker finds that a man he put away for a murder case, has been released due to false charges…and that same man is now, in the same town as him. Talk about suspense, intrigue, and fear! As always there’s a new murder investigation happening where Julia is involved. This time, it hits closer to home. A personal case that has everyone nervous and scared. The brewing romance between Julia and Inspector Barker is sweet as sugar. A man who loves chocolate as much as I do is a keeper. Chocolate Cake and Chaos is a hilarious, romantic, and engaging read. I was intrigued throughout the piece. Again, Agatha Forst has created another favorite book for me to always remember. I love her charcaters and sticky plots. Overall, I highly recommend this cozy mystery to all. 

Review: Balmy Darlings and Deaths






Synopsis:

Raina Sun is cashing in a gift certificate for a free hairstyle from the town’s premier beauty salon and day spa. No more walking dandelion head, thank you very much. Life is on the up-and-up—until she finds an attacker holding her best friend in a headlock outside the treatment rooms. 

She never thought she would spend her birthday pinned against a sweaty armpit, gagging on a mouthful of seaweed, with the attacker plucking at her best friend’s weave like a farmwife de-feathering a chicken. 

When the attacker ends up six feet under, her best friend becomes the prime suspect. Raina summons her sleuthing skills to jump full-tilt into this murder investigation to clear her best friend’s name. With her stink-bomb-toting grandma and the geriatric posse, she soon discovers death is easy, and it’s the living that kills to protect the dead. 

For readers who like fun cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor. 
Rating: 4-stars

Review:

Balmy Darlings and Deaths by Anne R. Tan is a fun cozy mystery. This novel has plenty of action to keep readers intrigued. I enjoyed following Raina as she worked as a sleuth to solve the mystery. Imagine going into a hair salon only for an elderly lady to hit the salon, a jealous woman to attack a worker of the salon, and for the jealous attacker to be found dead. So many things happen and it’s only time to find out if Raina’s best friend is a murderer or not. Raina has a lot on her sleeve. A crazy grandmother, an ex, and a best friend who isn’t acting like a friend at all. Emotionally troubling…and full of drama. The elderly ladies make this tale sweet and hilarious. Balmy Darlings and Deaths is one adventure after another. A murderer is on the loose and situations keep getting more intense…Anne R. Tan has woven an entertaining tale. I recommend it to all. 

Review: Cozzi Cove (New Beginnings)




Synopsis:

Cozzi Cove, Book 4
Welcome back to the romantic and magical place called Cozzi Cove, seven guest bungalows on the New Jersey Shore.
This summer, Cal and his new husband, Michael, along with sister, Taylor, and her wife, Carla, prepare for the first in the next generation of Cozzis. To add to the action: Cal finds his great-grandfather’s diary, exposing a shocking surprise; Michael and Taylor weigh new job opportunities that could take them far away from Cozzi Cove; red-letter Christian and new houseboy, Billy Dean, gets his wish when meeting Jesus and John at the cove; summer guest, Nijad, can’t decide which sibling he prefers—Annabel or Andrew; and Jonathan, an occult enthusiast, encounters a sexy vampire.
As usual, nothing is as it seems when romance blossoms once again at Cozzi Cove. What secrets, mysteries, and passions lie waiting to unfold? Find out in Book Four of the Cozzi Cove series.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings by Joe Cosentino is the fourth best gay romantic comedy I have read. The entire Cozzi Cove Series is perfect thus far. Each book represents new events, political agendas, sexy characters, and happy endings. Plus, Joe Cosentino has once more added his brand of humor to this book. I can’t decide which book within the series is the best. Because each one is unique and ties together. The writer has a flare for creating the juiciest plots, unexpected twists, and a romance that sizzles with passion. The heat is a amazing…

Inside this latest novel, readers will find out just how close Cal’s family is and how it’s growing. A baby to come. Michael is once again having some sad moments where he feels like an outsider. He Issue of finding a job has him feeling out of sorts. But he and his husband Cal are close. Their romance made me blush. So bold and strong…felt believable. They each compliment the other. Joe Cosentino has sprung an interesting plot with the new title. Of course, the story follows as the title suggests, new beginnings. I loved how the woman carrying Cal’s and Micheal’s baby was while pregnant. Her comments made me laugh so hard. The struggles women go through while carrying a baby for nine months…can be crazy. Then, the interesting set of charcaters add spice and variety to Cozzi Cove. There’s never a boring moment at the Cozzi Cove place. Buzzing with cool people, new budding romances, and more surprises lie ahead. I have read many gay fictional pieces, but none of them have as much life to them as Joe Cosentino’s Cozzi Cove Series and Nicky and Noah Series have. It’s like Joe pours his whole heart, soul, and mind into each character, scene, and plot. I feel an array of emotions from the pages that hit me hard and good. It a book doesn’t provoke an emotional response than it’s not worth reading. I could feel and almost see the charcaters as they went about their lives. Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings is a definite must read. I know with a doubt that readers worldwide will fall in love with this book as much as I have. Overall, I highly recommend it. 

Review: River City Dead



Synopsis:

“The third book in a cute cozy series features an appealing heroine with a self-deprecating wit and a determination to never grow old.” – Library Journal (on Smart But Dead)

Advice columnist Aggie Mundeen and SAPD Detective Sam Vanderhoven plan their first rendezvous at a San Antonio River Walk hotel during Fiesta Week—sumptuous sights, sounds, and festivities in the middle of America’s Venice. A vacation from crime and a reset for their tumultuous relationship.

But murder descends on the Casa Prima Hotel. Disturbing revelations surface about the Fabulous Femmes, Aggie’s new friends, holding a convention. Evil emerges at parties in La Villita. Calamity plagues Aggie’s debut dance performance at the Arneson River Theater, the celebration skewed by carousing, crazies, and corpses. Even in idyllic River City, crime complicates relationships.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

River City Dead by Nancy G. West is another exciting mystery. I cannot get enough of Nancy G. West’s main character, Aggie Mundeen. She’s an older woman, clever, clumsy, and lovable. I find her funny. There is never a boring moment where Aggie is found. Readers will be laughing-out-loud and enjoying this new tale. Danger, murder, and complications once more follow the star, Aggie Mundeen. Just when she should be enjoying herself with Detective Sam Vanderhoven, things go haywire. Murder, mayhem, and disaster sons follows on every page. River City is beautiful and a whole lot of trouble. So much that it might just cause a rift between my two favorite characters. Love, trust, and teamwork are just a few themes that are woven into the story. Aggie will have to learn how to work on that trust and teamwork Issue if she and Sam will be an item. The characters are believable and the plot is fascinating. Fast-paced, intriguing, and like an Aggatha Christie novel…River City Dead is one adventure I highly recommend to all. Nancy G. West did it again, in creating a masterpiece that I will never forget. 

Review: Damaged

 

Synopsis:

One boy. One lawyer. One chance for justice.

Ten-year-old Patrick O’Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick’s grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help and Mary DiNunzio is, on the case. Soon Mary becomes Patrick’s true champion and his only hope for security and justice. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems. With twists at every turn and secrets about the family coming to light, Mary DiNunzio might have found the case that can make her a true protector, or break her heart…

With Lisa Scottoline’s trademark emotional depth and fast-paced action, Damaged will have readers riveted to the last page as they root for the beloved characters and their fight for justice.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Lisa Scottoline has done it again! She has once more brought readers an intriguing legal thriller that leaves readers on the edge of their seats. I liked that the characters are a variety and how a child with learning disabilities is brought into the light. Just because someone is different doesn’t make them the enemy. Here, readers are taken on a deep journey that’s not just vividly physical but emotional as well. Anything that involves that law can be messy and super stressful. What really happened at a school shooting is a mystery that Mary DiNunzio will figure out…and hopefully come out of it with no worries. A case that seems to be tough gets harder as she digs through the evidence…Damaged is exactly what will happen if Mary isn’t careful.

Inside Damaged, readers are brought a fast-paced action thriller that will keep them turning the pages. A successful lawyer takes a case involving a young boy with dyslexia being accused of a school shooting. Mary NiNunzio works on proving the boy’s innocence. However, what she never expected was to fall in love with the young boy. Mary is also balancing her love life that might just hold a marriage in her future. Is it possible to have everything in life or will Mary lose what she has worked hard for? Lisa Scottoline’s novel is deeply satisfying. Every page is bone deep in suspense. Plus, there is a lot riding on the young boy, Patrick. The why’s and who would want to frame a kid is one that will perk up readers’ interest as the plot continues to roll. Abuse, family, and love are strong themes within this exciting tale.  What I really enjoyed was how one smart woman was brave and bold enough to face the challenges ahead and know what could possibly happen by committing herself to the case at hand. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this masterfully woven story. I would highly recommend Damaged to readers everywhere.

 

 

 

 

Review: Onyx Webb Series (book 4)

Synopsis: 

A multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more.

The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each character’s story moves forward with mostly every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Onyx Webb Series is a must read! Every book, inside this exciting series, is to die for…Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz are the new top favorites for readers everywhere. Their Onyx Webb Series (book 4) has it all. Mystery, suspense, paranormal beings, and drama. There is so much to look forward to, inside of book four. Readers will be taken to many different places, seeing and hearing different characters, and tying up each piece of the whole story. I love the different personalities and lifestyles meet and found inside this novel. Readers will be kept hanging in suspense even when they get to the last page. Both Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz know how to keep their readers guessing as well as turning those pages all night long.  Major cliffhangers…but it’s so worth waiting for the next book with the next episodes.

The Onyx Webb Series is more than just a story. It’s a world full of intriguing characters and fascinating events. Nothing is ever slow…everything moves forward as fast as if the reader was experiencing in reality. Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz have a talent that is so rare to see in co-writers these days. I can definitely see this novel and the previous ones before it, become a TV series. Hopefully, they come to Netflix soon, because I would so love to see their characters on screen! That’s just how good this book is and the one before it. Readers can’t find a series that satisfies every known genre and comes out stunning like this one. Onyx Webb Series (book 4) is a must read for readers worldwide.

Review: Baby Come Back

 

Synopsis:

Trent is a jerk, always has been, but if he has any hope at all of getting Jenny back and being a father to his child he needs to become Mr. Nice Guy.

Trent has been looking forward hooking up with his favorite groupie again this tour, but when he finds Jenny in Cleveland, she tells him to get lost. Then, he discovers she has a kid who looks suspiciously like him. Except everybody, the other guys in his band, his managers, all her friends, seem to be conspiring to protect her from him. If he ever hopes to get Jenny back and get to be a father to his daughter, he’s going to have to make all of them believe he’s become the nicest guy on the planet.

Jenny wanted to marry a rock star but having Lulu changed everything. No matter how much she wants Trent back, she can’t let her daughter grow up thinking women let men treat them the way Trent treats her. She’ll sacrifice her own happiness unless Trent can get it together.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Baby Come Back by Christa Maurice is the last and final installment of the Rock and Roll State of Mind Series. I absolutely love the way Christa Maurice writes her novels. The characters leave you falling deep into the plot and following them with every step they take. Their emotions are funny, sweet, and sad. Then there’s also the hot sexy  irresistible guys that the women can’t ignore. That’s where Jenny is now. She should be avoiding Trent like he’s the Devil…yet a part of her misses him like crazy. But now, she has a child to think about and Trent won’t leave her alone…especially after he finds out what’s she been hiding from him. Can a rock  star change his ways and prove to everyone he knows that he’s a changed man? Or will Trent lose everything that matters to him?

Baby Come Back is a must read for all. I can’t stress enough just how good this story is. It’s hot, sexy, and intriguing. It will drag readers instantly into its depths. The characters are well-developed. The plot is fast-paced and brilliantly well-written. Readers will want to read more by this talented writer. Christa Maurice is a writer whom all readers should add to their best authors list. Her writing is believable and amazing. Heartfelt and packed with enough heat as well as attitude to keep readers coming back for more. Overall, I highly recommend this read to readers everywhere.

Review: Cinderella’s Cowboy

 

Synopsis:

Instead of a shoe… a kitten!

 Chad Anders doesn’t know why mousy Cynthia Henley trips all over her tongue when she’s around him. Nor does he understand his undeniable attraction to this good girl. Wild and sexy is his type, like the dream-girl he caught a glimpse of years earlier he’s never forgotten.

Cynthia’s superpower is invisibility, especially with men. It’s better for everyone that way. Besides, she’s got a cat. She’s okay. But when playboy-rancher Chad hires her, she’s got a chance to shine. Professionally, at least. Until she learns of his fascination with a mysterious dream-girl, who was actually nothing more than a shy teenager on an ill-advised dare all those years ago. Cynthia knows she’s no man’s dream-girl and never will be.

But there’s magic at the ball. Princesses glow in the starlight, princes appear out of nowhere, and, sometimes, they look a lot like cowboys…

My Rating: 5 stars
My Review:
Cinderella’s Cowboy is an original yet realistic twist on the all time favorite story. A small-town contemporary romance, that will leave all inspired. Cowboys are hot in the romance genre, and Roxanne Snopek definitely knows how to bring her readers a real and romantic tale. One that will tug at their hearts and leave them waiting for the next great masterpiece. There’s always an adventure when one’s heart is put on the line. Here, we see how one’s dreams are nothing like what one’s heart really desires. A tough woman, who believe’s she’s invisible, when it comes to men and yet…somehow, she is capable of roping in a man without him even realizing it. They both both don’t realize what they want is much more difficult, when what they need is right there in front of them.
Roxanne Snopek has beautifully created a heart warming romance that all will love. Her characters are like a contradiction to themselves. Cythnia thinks no man can see her as a woman, yet one particular cowboy does see her and is left pondering about her a lot. Then there’s Chad, who sees himself with a hot wild woman, yet there’s a good girl right in front of him and he is feeling…a tug towards her. Maybe it’s her personality that attracts him to her like a moth to a flame or maybe it’s just the way she reacts around him. Cythina is similar to Cinderella in the way, that she works all the time. That and she was the plain looking sister, who might just snatch herself a hot man after all. A woman can dream. Cinderella’s Cowboy is a modern western tale, that readers can easily connect with and are left wondering as to what will happen between a notorious playboy and a good girl. Overall, I highly recommend this enchanting romance to all.

Review: Red Skies

 

Synopsis: 

In the fourth book of the Tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters series, the fates of three people who’ve never met converge in profound and unexpected ways.

Mari, the daughter of the town scavenger, grew up knowing hardship, but she never could have anticipated the struggles that now face her as an adult. Feeling alone and isolated, she dreams of a better life. On the other side of town, a frightened little girl named An Ni is forced to live on the streets, but she silently longs for the one thing she’s never known—a family. Max, a struggling American photojournalist, arrives in China with only one goal in mind: to face his demons and put an end to his own unbearable suffering.

From the bestselling author of A Thread Unbroken comes an emotional, hope-filled story that offers a fresh glimpse into the life of a remarkable family.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

Red Skies by Kay Bratt is one that should be read by every reader around the world. Her words come to life bringing readers the reality of what’s happening, inside her novel. Everyone, who reads Kat Bratt’s novel, Red Skies, will be filled with emotion. Struggles and lives of the characters within will tug at readers’ hearts. Three lives are brought together. A journey of hardship and fear and one of hope and happiness. I loved this brilliantly well-written plot. The mesmerizing story will lure readers in from everywhere. This is a read, that I highly recommend to readers world wide. Tears and shouts of happiness that shed light on a possible path of healing has been beautifully told by Kay Bratt. Kay Bratt is one talented writer, who brings the the very best to her readers. I look forward to reading more by her in the future.

 

Book Review: A Treacherous Trader by Ellery Adams and Parker Riggs

A Treacherous Trader is a must read mystery for all! Both Ellery Adams and Parker Riggs have created a fantastic world full of intrigue. This fascinating story is aboout a reporter getting ready for her big day. She has promised everyone that she will stear clear of any murders and crimes. But little does Mollie Appleby know that fate has more murders and crimes ahead for this woman. Mollie has a knack for falling around trouble. Trouble always fids her and now it’s up to Mollie to help solve the murders before her big wedding day. Mollie was suppose to go see her photographer when she finds him dead. As Mollie tries to solve the death of her dead photographer, another dead body shows up. This time it leads to the woma whom she was going to buy a vintage wedding dress from. Is this woman the killer or is it soemone else? And does the vintage dress have a connection with the previous two murders? Will Mollie by able to crack the cases before her big day? She still needs to do shopping and other tasks, can she do it in time? Or will the killer get to her before she says,”I do” ? I definitely recommend reading this novel. It will lure ou deep in a place where mysteries are bound to pop up everywhere. I enjoyed reading A Treacherous Trader and give it a five out of five stars.