Saturday, December 31, 2011

Review:Beside a Dreamswept Sea by Vicki Hinze

I only  got teary eyed in this last book Seascape Inn. I know that they were written long tim e and under a different name. But I wish Selena got her own story.
Susie breaks your heart with nightmares every night. Jeremy would get on anyones nerves once in a while but he is so loving. The baby likes to put weird stuff in her hair.Bryce is a widow raising his three children and trying and like anyone else feel like failing sometimes. Br yce loves his kids and is their for them.
While they first came to  Seascape Inn instead of sleeping in his own bed he slept out in the hall so he would hear Susie when the Nightmare comes.
Newly divorced  Callie gets drawn to Seascape Inn.  She was verbily abused and husband only agreed to alimony because his lawye set it up. (Which of course being Bryce) Callie never  came to any of the divorce meetings.
Both Callie & Bryce swear never to love again.  Both of thier spouses took all their love and did not givthie love back.
It had some nice drama to this last book and had some answers as well.  Too like all the characters of the town.  I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from netgalley.
12/01/2011  PUB Bell Bridge  Books

Review:Popular Clone by M.E. Castle

I liked it but wonder about what age would read it. Their are a lot of big words. I am not sure if the kids would know the words or would look them up. I know I was bad at looking up words when I was in school
Fisher is a 12 year old who is really smart. His parents are too in fact they are all scienists and inventers. Even have won a noble prize. Fisher is picked on and bullied by the vikings 3 bigger kids. He is shy and wants out of school maybe start collage.
His mom invented a flying pig because his dad said when pigs fly so of course they invented FP. One of his parents invented talking appliances, big vegatables that could only come into the garage they were so big. His mom was working on a new chemical that made things grow fast.
Fisher got the idea to take a little and break it down so he could make more and clone himself. So the clone would go to school and deal with the bullies and other problems their. Fisher through trial and error made a clone of himself in a three day weekend.
The clone Fisher calls him Fisher two or just Two for short.  Well Two saw a commercial and thought the mom on it disappeared was their mom. Two also read wikipedia got a lot of knowledge from their.  Two became popular fast made lots of friends, fought the vikings back,played jokes got called to princable office.
Doctor X was evil scientist that was trying to find out the formula His mom invented. Two different times his spies tried to break into house while Fisher was hiding and scared them off.
It used science, and smarts to invent stuff, action to take care of bad guys and stand up too bullies.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley.
01/24/2012 PUB Egmont USA

Review:Three the Hard Way by Matthew Iden

4 Stars
I am enjoying a new feature on my kindle where it reads the books outloud to you.  I can read or listen to alot more books this way. I listened to Three the Hard Way last night when my eyes were too tired to see the words clearly.
Their are three short stories in this collection that make you think it does not give you all the answers.
The first story is very up todate. Unfortunatly I can see this really could happen.
A couple bought a new house a year ago and now they are going to loose the house.  They are at the bank trying to get them to help them to keep it.
Where a year ago the bank manager could not have been more happy to deal with them whereas now he is all hard nose bank manager.  When the bank is getting robbed.
These stories are not the Happy ever after stories but could really happened and in some ways are happening now. They are short stories easy to understand and follow. I was given this ebook from the author in exchange for honest review.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Review:Upon a Mystic Tide by Vicki Hinze

This is the second of three books in Seascape Inn series.  Well scince I cried in it I have to say I was feeling this story.  Was not sure how much I would like this one but I did.
Tony the matchmaking ghost is back and so is the townsfolk who we met in the first book.
Dr. Bess Cameron is getting divorce really soon even though only lived with her husband one year but seperated 6 years. She was seperated when she got her job at a radio dJ she is psychoiogist and cancells on talk radio her boss lets her know that the owner will let her go when she finds out.
Right after that conversation Tony calls the show live and lets everyone know her divorce will be final soon. Tony also talks to her in her head at same time. 
Bess visits her friendsT.J. and Maggie  finally look at seascape painting and feels she has to go their right now.  T.J. & Maggie fell in love at seascape inn with Tony's help.
John Mystic still listens to his wife radio show and feels  concern about the weird telephone call Tony had made.  He never wanted the divorce and does not why Bess left him.  He has had a case over 6 years ago to find Elise's daughter she thinks was kidnapped but Bess & FBI think she eloped. John has put Elise's case first in his life even over Bess. Elise has been more to a mother for John and she dies and Bess does not even go to funeral.
John & Bess fight through their lawyers about who wants what. Bess nothing John wants her to have half.  Their Judge is ready to put Bess in jail or pay 10,000 fine. John can't pay it for her. So John follows her up to Maine and Tony starts to talk to him in his mind and fixes Bess car so she can't leave.
I can't wait to read the last book next. Hope I don't cry in that one too.
I was given this ebook too read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
12/15/2011 PUB Bell Bridge Books

Review: Tyler Palewhite: Soft-Boiled Detective by Joseph valentinetti

I liked it but is not a book I will reread again. The characters took awhile for me to care about them.
Tyler is a salesman who is always toward the bottom in sales. Tyler is always making excuses why that is. Plus he is always asking his friend to cover for him. Tyler wants to be a writer in fact he wrote one detective book and sent it off to lots of publishers. No short stories or articles just the one novel. It keeps on comming back rejected.
Tyler gets the idea to fake being a real detective to help sell his book. He then uses sales training to sell himself. He makes business cards,stationary and advertises. He starts getting a few cases that he does find the people by using  computers.  Then he gets cases that he bumbles through and with his friends gets over his head in trouble.
The ending was okay but I wanted a little bit more from it.
I was given this book from the author in exchange of honest review from librarythings.

Review:Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter

I felt for Shay in so many ways. I could not believe how Travis had left her on the court steps in her wedding dress with no money or change of clothes at 18.
Shay was trying on wedding dress for founder's day ceremony when Travis walked into the shop were she was trying it on.  Shay was not happy to see him after all these years and especially wearing a wedding dress.
Travis had regretted leaving Shay and how he did it.  He came back six months later and Shay was married to someone else and soon to be a mother. So Travis had not been back since until his mom called and asked him to watch over their ranch.  Travis started to say no but his mom told him Shay was single again.  Travis jumped at the chance to come back and try with Shay again.
The groom for founder's day ceremony had to step out and they got Travis to do it.  Shay only found out when she got to the preacher.  Turned out their wedding license from years ago that they had both signed got brought to ceremony and preacher signed it and mailed it with others he had.
Shay was loosing her family ranch and had broken her foot.  Travis offered to carry ranch for 5 months if she will give him a chance to be together again.  Shay had to accept his help.  Oliva liked having Travis around.
It was a good story.  Easy to see what happened in the past and future mistakes.  Was fun to watch them work things out. Good clean story.  I would read more books from 'denise again.  I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review.
01/03/2012 PUB Thomas Nelson

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Review: Fire elements of the Dead by William Esmont

My review is not totaly fair because I only heard 9% of the book.  I was listening on my kindle when I realized I kept cringing with all the swear words and I really was uncomfortable and did not want my ADULT children even to hear.  The story was getting really interesting when I decided it was not for me.

Review:Effie at the wedding by tracy Marchini

This is a very short story.  Deals with Effie at her big sister's wedding.
I can see this story could be real.  Effie is always counting down 3 reasons why or why not how she feels about something.
Like what she does like about the groom and three reasons she is not happy her sister is getting married.
She is dealing with some real issues. How she feels about her weight how her mom feels about her weight.
I would read more of Tracy's work. it is easy to follow,seams real, clean now swearing or sex scenes. I wash given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Librarythings.

Review:Roman Solaire and the Crystal Towers by Mobashar Qureshi

I enjoyed Roman Solaire.   I tried something new with my kindle I turned the audio on and it read the book to me.  Not as well if I bought a audio cd but it let me listen to the book while I was able to do other things at same time.  I think I am going to do this a lot and be more productive and read more books than I can do other wise.
Roman Solaire gets things done, he does not work for any goverment and does what he thinks is right.  He took months to figure out how to get a key off one person by being a waiter and by helping custome lifted key from around his neck. But later pictures showed of him doing it and he was blackmailed into doing another job with expenses paid. He took them up on that.
It was a well written story that made it easy to follow Romain and made sense of how he set himself up to get the information he wanted.  I will read more of his books or listen to them. It kept my attention in the story.   I was given this ebook from librarythings in exchange of honest review.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Review: Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan

I like the characters, plots but don't need all the sex scenes. Hope their would be more on drake sisters. Stefadn's orders have been changed and he thinks its a plain of baby sitting Judith in case her exboyfriend shows up looking for the micro chip. He thinks its a trap to lure out Lev they are not believing hes dead. He wants to protect is brother from the kill and knows that he must be on the list.stefan meets Judith and he falls for her.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Review: The Best Bad Dream by Robert Ward

It was a little different the villians of the story. I guessed some right and a whole lot wrong. It kept me guessing and surprised me at the end.
Their were a lot of characters that I did not admire and a few I did, but they where all were different.
Michelle and Jennifer were out riding bikes to Taos Publeo. Jennifer was mad at her sister so she wanted to think and be alone for 20 minutes and would meet her sister at Keva.  Michelle went into one of the rooms and smoked a joint and fell asleep so she was late to meet Jennifer. Jennifer had disappeared but the bike was still there.
Michelle did not want to call the cops because she was a criminal and had a relationship with Jack from FBI. So called him. Jack was on vacation but she saved his life once and used that.
Jennifer was a nurse at a senior spa in New Mexico. So Jack was asking questions their. Also Michelle had come to N.M. to see her sister and do some business with bike gang. Their is also another bike gang in the aera so lots of suspects.
So Jack calls his partner that is also on vacation and talks him to come help. With some grumbleing he does come.
Jack left his 15 year old home with his father why he was away and the new libarian seduced him and got him to do a lot of things.
Their were prostutes,drug dealers, robbers,business leaders,dr.and nurses saw and heard a lot of terrible things that are out their in the world. But did not put the book down till I was finshed.
I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
01/03/2012 PUB Grove/ Atlantic, Inc. The Mysterious Press

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Review:Desperate Housedogs by Sparkle Abbey

I enjoyed Carolina Lamont who counsil dogs and their owners.  She goes to their homes and helps train and figure out dogs bad behaviors.  She also has a feud with her cousin their grandmother left a pin to her favorite grandaughter with gems in it. They both think they should own it and go after it in serious way. They are fun to watch.
One customer that Carolina had was Kevin and his two dogs. after she left his house he was murdered.  Detective Judd Malone questioned her they think she was last one to see Kevin.  She realized the next day that her pin might have been lost their so she snuck back in and searched Kevin's house till she found where he put it. She actually picked up a book and took it with her that had everyones names in it with a code after each name.
Caroline started to try and figure out the codes in the book that she copied before giving it to Detective Malone.  Detective Malone kept telling her to leave it alone and let them do their job. Caroline could not stop and she found a lot of secrets that Kevin had written down in code.
It was a good detective book. Had lots of dogs and told a little about each breed.  Caroline seems like a real person with good and bad habits and history with families.  I would love to read more stories with her in it and Detective Malone.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
12/01/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books

Friday, December 23, 2011

Review:Beyond The Misty Shore by Vicki Hinze

I's a little different romance novel but good. Like to read the other two books in the series.
T.J. MacGregor is a well known artist.  He came to Maine to heal from the tragic death of his fiance Caroline.  T.J. has been at the bed and breakfast for 9 months. He tried to leave lots of times, but everytime he came to the edge of the property he would blackout. T.J. had to be dragged back into the property before he would come too.
Maggie has lots of questions about her cousin Caroline death two years ago.  She was in bad car accident that caught on fire so bad she had to be idea by her dental records.  The painting of Seascape Inn was not burned even a little bit.  The Gallory said that she had stolen that picture the day of the crash.
Maggie for the past 2 years has been taken care of her mother after a bad injury of falling down the stairs. Now her mom could take care of herself she was going to look at Caroline fiance T.J. to see if he had any part of her death.  She saw the painting of Seascape Inn and felt she needed to go their.
First she runs into T.J. at the inn. Then she see's T.J. passing out every day as he tries to leave. Then she keeps hearing a voice to help him. Caroline told him that she had no relatives even though she had lived from 12 to 18 with her aunt and Maggie.
Lots of weird things are happening at Seascape Inn now and in the past. Charming town is full of characters to get to know.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley.
11/01/2011  PUB Bell Bridge Books

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Review: Tool Belt Defender by Carla Cassidy

It kept me surprised till the end. Read it straight through. Would be glad to read more books from Carla.
Brittany Grayson was going to have a deck built on her house.  She promised herself while she was held captive that if she survived.  She called a local carpenter but he recommended Alex Crawford.
Alex had two young men working for him on different jobs. Alex was a lawyer but
after the death of his wife moved closer to his mother-in-law and became a carpenter. More time to spend with his cute daughter. Alex lived a couple of houses away from Brittany and a block from Emily grandmother Rose.
Brittany was kidnapped and held in a jail in a shed for 4 months before she was found. After awhile 4 others were held to and  the Professional had told Brittany every day how he would bring pain and kill her when others were all taken.  Her brothers where lawmen finally found her and rescued all of them.
Now someone was watching her and leaving threats her brothers think she needs to get help. Brittany is also thinking maybe she is going crazy.
Emily Alex 6 year old is so cute.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
01/6/2012 PUB Harlequin  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Review: Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacy

A romantic comedy reunion made for a fun light hearted book with meaning.  I felt good reading and hoping things would all work out. Their were more than one couples story to route for.
Keri Daniels is a writer for a magazine in LA who's boss Tina wants a story about Joe Kowalski.  Joe Kowalski does not do interviews any more. Joe writes scary horror novels.  He lives in his hometown back East close to all his family.
Tina just found out that her writer used to date Joe back in high school 20 years ago and wants Keri to get the scoop on Joe.
Keri wanted to be a writer and famous not loose herself in being Joe's wife.  So she left after graduation leaving Joe behind.
Joe agrees to interview with conditions.  He will answer a question everyday if she can stick it out with all his family on their two week camping trip.  She can not bring phone, computer, camera or any electronic devices.
Keri used to be good friends with Joe's twin sister Terry up till high school when they had a falling out.  Terry's husband had left her 3 months ago, so she is in a trailer with her teenager Stephanie.
Kevin is Joe's younger brother who is divorced now and owns a bar.
Mike and his wife have 4 boys the youngest will be in school this year.  Mike does not want any more kids. His wife does and they are having issues.
Joe's parents have a big RV that they are using and his mom and Keri's mom are still good friends.
I like that we learn a little about more than just Keri and Joe's story. How all relationships change and marriage is work not just the end of the story.  I want to know more about them all and hope to read more about the Kowalski family in the future.
I had a great time readimg about them all.  I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley.
as reviewed on readalot blog
12/27/2011 PUB Harlequin   HQN books

Friday, December 16, 2011

Review: Too Much Stuff by Don Bruns

This mystery case is solved by two P.I.s who are not the most on the balls. James Lessor and  Skip started More or Less Investigations after collage. They graduated at the bottom  half of their class.  They watched a lot
of old movies instead of studing. They are always quoting old movies and the other one is g uessing.
They have been hired to go to KeyWest and try to find 10 boxes of gold that was on a train in 1937 that was destroyed by a hurricane that killed over 500. The Flager railroad took 6 years to build but destroyed by hurricane.
Mary Trueblood had hired 6 months ago other P.I.s that had vanished their number disconnected and internet site down.  She found a letter that her grandfather had sent in code that he survived the hurricane.  Where he might stash the gold for his company he would leave a clue their. He was afraid he might not be able to get back each box weighed around 200lbs worth around 44 millions dollars in todays market.
James & Skip before they get too far in the investigations find a dead body in thier hotel room. Emily Skip's girl friend back home recieved a death threat to James, Skip and Mrs. Trueblood.
So Emily comes down to join the boys. James has found a couple of girls in the mean time.
They keep running into danger and making not the smartest moves especially James.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
12/12/2011 PUB Oceanview Publishing

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review: Dead Head by Rosemary Harris

I enjoyed reading Dead Head. It is the third Dirty business mystery. I now want to go back and read the first two and look forward to the fourth one coming out soon.
Paula Holiday is a gardner and she is known to look into things sometimes.  She doesn't have an office but she hangs out in a diner and does planting for it.Caroline A friend wants to go into business with her and buy the old Nursery plant business.  Caroline would front the money and put it in Paula's name.
Before Paula could except Caroline was arrested for a jail break.  Monica was her real name and when she was a cheerleader busted for selling drugs and got 40 years sentence.  After 18 months she was on a work release job and got away.
Grant Caroline's husband had no idea that his wife had hidden such a thing from her.  Grant hired Paula to find the mystery caller that turned his wife in. 
Than Grant and most of the town thought it was Paula herself who turned Caroline and Paula was looseing lots of business. So to clear her name she needed to keep looking.
It was a good mystery that kept you guessing who was doing what and why.
Plus some comedy of errors.  I was given this book by Rosemary and asked in exchange to give honest review.
2010 PUB Minataur books st. Martins Publishing Group

Monday, December 12, 2011

Review: Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy

Well it kept me on my toes guessing to the end. Looking back I can see some clues. I would be very interested to read more from Mary Nealy.
Keren is not her full name. She is a detective and her partner is senior Shae.
Keren is waiting in her car for her partner when she sees a man running up to gain members at a condemed building. Then everything goes crazy. A bomb was set off and the building is on fire. Keren tries to help get people away from the building.
Reverend P or Paul lives at the mission that shelters and feeds those in the aera who need it.  He gets a delivery telling him to take a sign to this building if he wants to help get the girl back alive.  He gets their and then the bomb goes off. He helps to try and get some to safty and gets injured but survives.
Paul used to be a cop until 5 years ago when he changed to and became a Reverend.
The killer compares himself with God and is going to unleash the 10 plagues to free his people.
Paul knows a few of the kidnapped girls so they figure its from one of his old cases. 
Keren is not afraid to show her faith and uses her own spiritual gift to help others. I like her and would love to see her back in another book.  Its a good suspense police story. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
10/01/2011 Pub Barbour Publishing, Inc

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Review:They Stood Alone! 25 men and women Who made a difference bh Sandra McLeod Humphrey

I found this book to be simple and easy to use. It tells about 25 men, and women who made a difference.
I needed to read this. So many facts and information I had forgotten and some people just know the names and others nothing. I was especially bad about the women.
Harriet Tubman all I knew was a slave escaped. I had no idea that she went back to rescue other slaves 19 times and led over 300 slaves to freedom.
Clara Barton I just new she was a nurse. She fought for the right to go to the battlefields and treat soldiers their and saved many lifes. She started American Red Cross. Taught school and helped women to get voting rites.
I enjoyed reading these short biographies about what these 25 people did when everyone said they were wrong they continued on and made life for me a lot better.
I was given this book in exchange of honest review.
Published 2011 by Prometheus Books ISBN 978-1-61614-485-2

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Review: Forever and a Day by Delilah Marvelle

I liked it and wants to know more about some of the characters in the book. Did have a couple of love scenes in it.
Roderick was in New York park and tried to introduce and invite Georgia to have coffee with him at his hotel. Georgia was not interested and told him to leave. As Georgia continued a child thief stole her purse and took off. Roderick gave chase and got run over by a omnibus and ended up not knowing who he was, how to shave himself or tie his tie.
Georgia ended up after 9 days in the hospital taking Roderick back with her to her rooms to stay. She knew that he was rich by his clothes and how much money he had on him.  Tried to protect him and his money from being robbed, cut off his silver buttons, took his silk cravat and threw coffee on his face and shirt. Too make Roderick fit in. He thought his name was Robinson Crusoe and remembered being shipwrecked.  In fact a lot of parts of books he could remember but not his name or family.
Has a lot of characters that I am sure they are going to get their own book in the future. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
12/27/2011 PUB Harlequin   HQNBooks

Review: Helius Legacy by S. Alexander O'Keefe

Action packed, greed,power hungry, bad guys and good friends.  It never stops or drags. You don't want it to put the book down till its over.
A reporter Richard Steinman working on his own found out about a  billion dollar fraud by Helius Energy and Mason family for decades.
A property that the mason family bought in 1890s would be returned if any minerals were taken out of the land.  In the early 1900s oil was discovered and drilled on the property it has made billions of dollars it is the 5th biggest oil field in US. Carter Mason's grandfather had all the descendents murdered or so he thought.  They also got passed a law that all previous land deeds would be sunset in after the upcomming at the beginning of the year.
Richard was looking and found that their was one heir left, he tried calling and left a message to John Caine. Also called a lawyer friend to know whats going on. When Richard learned that the Helius company learned he was looking into the records. Why Richard left the bar he noticed a guy acting suspicous and communicating to a car. Richard made it to his car and a car chase started.He tried to call Andrea again only to leave a message. He had a package almost ready to mail with Fedx  to get proof to Andrea as back up and was able to throw into a delivery truck of another companie.  Richard was able to do that without the car chasing him see. Then after his tires shot out and he was killed.
Helius has a private security that handles a lot of problems for the international company.  If he needs someone to disappear or be bribed or made to look unreliable. They did what ever they had to.  Their orders were to get rid of Richard Steinman and evidence of the story.  They got Richard's cell phone and reciept for fedx delivery before car exploded.
They learned that John Caine was a heir to the property.  So He was marked for death and Andrea was bugged to find out what she knew and to get the package.
John Caine was up at his cabin when a helacopter woke him up.  On his way to kitchen he saw movement in trees and realized a team heavy armed was getting into position around cabin.  Unknown about John was that he used to be a member of US army. Later John was a member of French Foreign league in a very secret top level assault team.  John was trained and did many top secret missions for USA and other originations. He also had a backpack with weapons ready to go at minute so he figured away to distract team while he escaped on snowmobile.  Then the real chase begins with many cars,helacopter, buildings destroyed ,kidnapping. While John figured out what was going on.
I would read more S. Alexander O'Keefe books in the future. I was very well entertained and into the story.  I would recommend this book  a lot. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
10/01/2011  PUB Smith Publicity

Friday, December 9, 2011

Review: Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

I really like Avery.  She risks her life over and over to do what she feels needs to be done.  Avery cares about others and worries about them and does not give up. Avery is 20 years old healer who has been running and hiding out.  She has a price of 20 gold coins if she is caught and turned in as a healer.
The people of the fifteen realms has been wiped out by a plaque that some people feel the healers started and that they don't want to heal anybody from it.  What the people don't know that when they first started to treat plaques a lot of healers died.
Avery knows that the two year old downstairs is dyeing and she has to save him. Avery does and then is really sick from it and before she can run the grateful father turned her over she is to be hung in the morning. But Avery felt healing the 2 year old worth her life.
Kerrick for the past 2 years has been looking for a healer and with his gang rescues Avery and plans to take her to a far land and have her heal Prince Ryne from the plaque. Avery holds him accountable for the deaths of her father and brother. She doesn't want to heal him and die herself.
Kerrick plans to make her heal Ryne.  So why he is treating her bad they are also running from the town guards and mercenaries. Trying to convince her that Ryne might be able to stop all the wars and killings.
It has a lot of action, fun, magic, heroes and bad guys. It flows from one action to another but their is also humor,love,friendship and sorrow. We get to know a little about each character a little bit at a time.  I hope their will be more books from this series because I don't want it to end.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
12/27/2011 PUB Harlequin Mira Books

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Review: Enchanted Again by Robin D Owens

This is my first book that I have read of Robin's but won't be the last.  I enjoyed learning about her world.  Seeing  Amber all she risks to help others and lessons she learns.
I would love to meet the residents of Mistic circle, besides Amber and the brownies. I fit in that world love chocolate too.  Amber sure has to buy a lot of it because she uses it to bribe or pay for favors.
Amber is a curse breaker but she pays a big price for it. Each time she breaks a curse she pays with years of  her life. Her biggest one so far cost her 5 years of her life and it also effects her animals and those she has ties too. Amber learned that lesson the hard way.
Amber one day while she is out in her garden a brownie appears Pred and his wife appear they live over at her neighbors house who has gone away for awhile and become friends with Amber when she starts giving them chocolate.  Amber is 26 years but her body is now in her 30's.
Conrad and Rafe show up to her house and Conrad wants her to fix his curse both of them are cursed but Rafe does not believe in the curse.
Conrad just got divorced and lost his son in custudy battle. His curse in his line when the male has a son he looses him and when he finally finds him he dies.
Rafe family curse is the first male dies by his 33 birthday. Rafe is 32 and has money and plays hard.
Amber tells them she can't help and finally is willing to do their geneolgy and see if she can tell them anything about their family curses.
Their is a lot of magic,elf,drawfs brownies and bad guys and quests.
I really love all three of the brownies and others that bond with Amber and their relationships. I think its the interaction of the characters that makes this a book I did not want to put down.  Hope to read more about Mystic Circle residents.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
13/27/2011 PUB Harlequin Luna

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Review:The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson

I read a great story that not only had a happy ending, but helped me as well with the scriptures that were shared. Its a clean old fashioned romance.  I would definately read more from Melanie Dickerson.
Annabel, her two older brothers and her mom where on trial for not working the land for the last 3 years. When Annabel father was alive they were rich and spoiled. With her fathers death and loss of his ships they were poor.
Her brother accepted the baliff offer of marrying Annabel forgiving thier debt.
Annabel did not want to marry someone old as her father and would rather she worked their family debt by being a servant for 3 years to the new Lord Ranulf.
Annabel dream was to join a nunnery and be able to study the bible for herself.
Lord Ranulf has scars and injuries from saving a servant from a wild animal. His wife and child died 3 years ago. He is building a big home and brought of workers when he moved to the area. Lord Ranulf also lost his eye in the accident and asked if anyone could read.  Annabel finally volunteered to read to him.  He wanted someone to read the bible to him.
So Annabel got her prayers of reading in the bible.
Tom the Bayliff would not stop trying to force her to marry him.
The story touched me and left me feeling good. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley.
12/01/2011 PUB Zondervan

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review: A Regency Holiday A Christmas Regency Anthology by Lynn Kerstan

Coventry's Christmas by Rebecca Hagan Lee
The first story touched me to tears at one point.
Amabel Thurston  was asked by her stepmother to leave her family home right before Christmas.  She went on the mail coach to  Coventry Court. Marquess of Coventry was her guardian but he did not realize it and closed his country home and lone home for Christmas. He does not celebrate Christmas.
Deverel Brookfield goes to a brothel every year for the Christmas.
Amabel goes to the brothel thinking its a home for Orphans to stay till she finds her guardian their.

Star of Wonder by Lynn Kerstan
Stella Bryar lives in a old run down house with servants that are more like family in the country.  A stranger appears in a blizzard and has a mystery to solve.
Christmas Homecoming by Allison pace
Alex comes home after running away and joining the army six years ago.  His child sweetheart had married another and given him no notice.  When Alex makes it home their is a Christmas party and the first one he runs into is past fiance now living their as a companion to his mother with her two girls.
Alex falls for her and her two girls and the more he finds out the more he loves.
Home for Christmas by Alicia Rasley
Verity  has a little girl Beth under 2 years of age.  Verity has given herself a husband a captain away at sea. She decides she needs to make up with her father so if something happens to Beth she will still have family.
As she is getting ready to spend Christmas with her father and about to get in the carriage, A stranger that looks like her made up husband Captain Eric Randall. Comes about an ad that is wanting to buy one of a pair of knives.
He wants to know if she has the other and Verity says no but she knows who does and if he will pretend to be her husband for the week. She will take him to see if the owner will sell it to him.
So they pretend to be a family for a week. Beth is cute and likes her papa.
All four stories were good but short. I liked them and would read their books agains. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
11/15/2011 PUB Bell Bridge Books

Every Other Day by Jennifer lynn Barnes

I have to admit that I was moved to tears in a few places. I know its just a book but I find I can't stop them. So the Character changed and developed in a growing way.
Kali D'Angelo was the new kid in school. She did not want to be notice, she was used to being alone. Kali is a normal kid well at least every other day. The other day she is something else. Kali does not know what she is and has told no one. Kali hunts and kills creatures like zombies,hellhounds,dragons and other things that prey on humans even if its against the law. She is stronger,faster and  heals so much faster.
Skylar talks a lot and fast. She took to Kali and introduced her around. Skylar was one of the kids that popular kids picked on.  Even though one brother was dating a cheerleader and was part of the group. She has 5 older brothers. Skylar is also pyschic though her brother Elliot does not believe her.
Elliot is a popular student and doesn't understand skylar not trying harder to get along. He is dating Bethany a cheerleader.
Bethany has a lot of secrets too. She was mean at first to Kali and I thought I would not like her but I do. Her dad in now Kali's father boss. Bethany had a tattoo on her back meaning that she would die that day unless Kali steps in on a day she   is normal. Bethany could quit when she kept going and trying to help I liked  her more.

The book was engageing, action and even a mystery thrown. I would read more of their story if they continued it. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
12/27/2011 PUB EGMONT USA

reviewed: Fillies and Females by Bev Petterson

I have enjoyed all of Bev's books that I have read so far.  They all have to do with horses and horse racing. Their is a mystery to solve too. Some of it I guessed but not all of it.
Becky has worked for three years as a nurse to Martha. The last little while since her husband has died Martha's health as gone down fast. Martha has leaned more on Becky.  In fact she is using Becky as her eyes and ears about her horses and how they are doing.
Becky is shy especially around guys. She was a foster child and got to go to horse camp one summer and loves horses. Becky is getting more confident the more she has to go and interact with others. Plus Martha keeps conning her into different changes, like clothes ,haircut and makeup.
Dino is a ladies man since his divorce, and never plans on getting married again.  He is also Martha's horse trainer. Dino has slept with 6 of Martha's nurses in the year he has been working for her.
The story keeps your attention and draws you into horse racing business, I really liked Becky.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review:All Fall Down by Megan Hart

My emotions were all over the place with this story.  I think because I know it happens all the time, or at least most of the story.
Sunny is a teenage mother of three in a cult that she has been raised in.  Her mother wakes her and her children and tells hers she has to take the kids now . Her mom has packed two backpacks, gave her some money and tells her her real dad just lives a little away. To take around the back fence their is a whole in the fence and not look back. 
At the same time their are lots of sirens and recording of the father calling them all to the chapel. Sunny does not know why her mom wants her to disobey and runnaway with her children.  Sunny has been raised to obey or your punshed.
Sunny shows up at her father's door with three young children in thin and worn out clothes.  Liesel is married to Christopher.  Liesel badly wants to be a mother but Christopher does not ever want children. Liesel is not having any luck getting pregnant and right now she found out again that she is not.  When Sunny shows up.  Christopher has not told Liesel that he did have a child with first wife or at least a possible child.
Sunny has  different beliefs and traditions from always living her life in the cult.  When they find out that all hundred of the people in the compound have committed sucide.  Sunny thinks she must be bad for her mother not to want her to go through the gate by drinking the rainbow punch.  They have practiced many times to take the punch that might kill them so they can leave their vessels and go through the gate.  The other times when it was just practice they did not know if it would be real or practice till it was over.  They were told that the reason was some of them were not worthy and any to confess or report on others who might be at fault.
Too see what life that Sunny lived is hard to take.  The abuse physical ,emotional and sexual everything her whole life is sad.  How she teaches the same thing or starts to with her young children. I had a hard time reading this book, because of the subject matter it is too believeable and well told story.  I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review by Netgalley.
12/27/2011 Harlequin Mira books 

Review:Tall, Dark, and Determined by Kelly Eileen Hake

5 stars
Lacey is smart, stuborn, good shot, wants to learn, young lady.  I enjoyed her fighting for women's rights.
Decoy is a big well trained wolf hound. Wish my dogs as well trained.
Chase is looking to find the truth about the mine collasp, his brother's death the hurried sale of the mine and town.  He is one of the best trappers,hunters around. He is quite and strong and willing to protect the women of the town.
The town of Hope Falls was a mining town and when the mine collasped killing most of the miners. One owner hurried sold the town and left.
Lacey was an investor of the mine and the town. She lived back east and when she thought her brother Braden Lyman was dead, then finding he survived but very injured. Lacey came up with a plan and talked her cousin, her brother's fiance and her sister to invest and go live in Hope Falls.
Lacey decided that to save the mining town to open up a saw mill. Lace bought out her brothers partner in the mine and town. Bought all the land she could and then wrote an ad saying. Want three single men with experience in logging to marry and start a saw mill and be part owners of the mill.
Two dozen men showed up in town for the prospect of marrying a rich wife.
In the previous book I believe Evie fell for Creed and now they  wants to marry.
Evie's sister Cora Thompson was Braden's Fiancee. Braden  trapped in bed tries to break up with Cora and send all the women back east. Cora is not letting Braden off the hook on marrying her.
Naomi was the oldest at 27 and Lacy's cousin.
They all agreed with Lacey's plan and were looking for men to help then and marry them.  Lacey just turned 18, So could get controll of her money, with Braden hurt badly she took controll over his property, Sold their family home to move to Hope Falls to save the town and help her brother get well.  Women at the time could not be property owners. They were not paying the loggers for their help. They provided good food and the chance to marry one of three women and become part owners of the mill.
I enjoyed reading of about the four women who came to a mining town and were going to own and turn it now to logging town. Would love to read more books to find out what happens next in Hope Falls.
Its a clean and old fashioned romance novel. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
12/01/2011 PUB Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Friday, December 2, 2011

25$ Barnes & Noble card for 15$

 I just found this deal and got it at SaveMore  you can to. plus if you do get it from this link you get 5$ credit for next time and so do I . I believe its only for today you can get this deal. I did we are always buying books.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review: The Arranger by L.J. Sellers

Could not put this book down. Stayed up reading till 3:00 AM and could not read the last 50 pages. Mind was willing eyes not.
I definately want to read more of L.J. Sellers works.
This is a book in the near future. Major homeless problem.  Lot harder to find a job, especially a job with medical insurance.
Lara used to be a detective and now is paramedic. Less goverment,less police,teachers and gas over 8$.
Lara gets called to a house and treats the man with gunshot wound does want to go to hospital. Says it was his lover because he cheated on him.  He is overseeing the gauntlet in two days.  Lara is in it. So she agrees to not report it but does not want his help to win.
The gauntlet is in its 3rd year.  One person from every state competes in the game. Lara won the competions to compete for her state of Oregon. The winner wins 10,000$ but also wins more Jobs for police and teachers for their state.
The shooter was not his lover and saw her at compition was stalking the Comissioner and killed someone else and Lara is prime suspect.
The story is written from two characters points of view. One Lara's and the other is Pauls a federal worker in D.C.
I really enjoyed reading  rooting, caring  for both Lara and Paul to win.  Lara is strong women who has overcome a lot and still has issues and cares for others. Paul I felt sorry for him.
I was given this ebook in exchange for honest reviews from Librarything.