Saturday, April 28, 2012

His Secret Temptation Cat Schield

His Secret Temptation was fun to read.  Thier were a few love scenes that I skipped over.
Simon Holcroft comes home from a business trip and fines a strange beautiful women asleep is his bed.  He was feeling refreshed just looking at her.  He realized it was his house cleaner that they have been exchanging funny notes with for the past 6 months.
Caroline Sampsen did not mean to fall asleep but she had been up studing for her law class. She is one semester away from finishing but she owes money and till she pays can't finsh the final semester.  Simon realizes that when while they were flirting he picked up her law book and the letter with amount due fell out.
Thier is a knock on the door and his brothers fiance Francine and his old girl friend comes in and tells Simon that she is his christmas gift and starts taking off her clothes. Simon tries to tell her to leave and when she barges into the bedroom and finds Caroline she is upset. Simon introduces Caroline as his fiance that has not told his parents yet of.
After  Francine leaves Simon offers to pay what she owes on her law school and pay the last semester tution if she will come to his parents home in Savannah with him.  The last time they fought over Francine the brothers did not speak for 3 years and his mom just finshed cancer treatments.
Simon has his own company and doing really well.  His parents have a big old mansion and money to go with it. So Simon buys her all new clothes and hair makeover buys her jewelery for the part.
Caroline lost her mom to cancer right after she finshed high school and was the only family that she had. So Caroline agrees to go and have a family christmas.
Turns out that all the family is hiding secrets till after Christmas. Caroline gets told all of them. She falls for Simon and his family even for his home town.
I really liked Caroline & Simon. Seeing them grow closer and having a very merry Christmas.
I look forward for reading more books from Cat in the future.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
4/16/2012 PUB Carina Press

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Priscilla the Great:The Time Traveling Bullet by Sybil Nelson


This is the sixth Priscilla book I have read and have
 enjoyed all of them. I was excited to read this one
when I knew it was coming out May 1.  So I was really
glad to read it early. In fact I read the day I recieved
At the ending Bring on the Pain Priscilla was shot and
then she disappeared.
This one she wakes up naked, confused with a bullet hole
still bleeding.  She heard music that her brother was always
playing she followed to wear a bag was hidden in a tree
with clothes in her size.
Priscilla realized she was only a few blocks from home.
When she tried the door it was locked for once.  She
knocked and a strange girl about her age answered and was
wearing her shirt.
They did not get along especially when they had the same
name. Her mom came and after a few minutes realized it
was her best friend 25 years older Tai and she was married
to her brother Josh.
Thier are a lot of different things she has to get used too.
Priscilla even goes to school with her niece Priscilla and
runs into Xi.  Xi has the gun and she wants back to change
the past. Priscilla tells her her mom Tai has the only bullet.
So only 1 can go back but they need to work together. But
noone trusts each other.
Thier is a lot of action, drama and some humor as the future
and past change. Now I have to wait again for the next book.
This is a fun book that all ages can read and enjoy.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest
review from Netgalley.
05/01/2012 PUB Little Prince Publishing


Monday, April 23, 2012

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton

4 Stars
I remember reading some stories about Aunt Dimity and Lori awhile ago.  I would love to reread them all.
This is a detective story and a treasure hunt from the past. No one was murdered but I got involved in the hunt and could not wait to see how it all ended.
The town of Finch in England's West Midlands like to gossip about each other and spy on one another.  So when someone new was moving in everyone watched to see what the new comer wore and what she was moving into her cottage.
The tearoom had big windows and had a good view of the cottage that Mrs. Amelia Thistle was the new widow who bought the cottage. The tearoom was full of villagers waiting to get their look when she pulled up in front of her cottage.
Lori was sharing her table with Charles Bellingham and Grant Tavistock. After seeing Mrs Amelia Thistle arrive Charles and Grant hurried out to their own house without waiting to see what was moved into the cottage. Lori followed them and they told her that was not her real name. That she was a famous painter and had a following of crackpots who developed a religion around her art.  She could not go anywhere without bodyguards they even bought property in her gated estate to camp out to stalk her.
Lori the next day went to welcome her with a box of cookies and a breakfast casserole.  She was welcomed by a hungry, confused lady. Who took her into the kitchen saying she was starved. Had not found her dishes and the stores where closed last night before she got food.  Lori fixed her tea while she ate and help clean up front room. Then she asked if she was really May the famous painter.
May was disapointed that someone saw through her and recongized her from the first day.
May explained that she moved to town to finsh her late brothers work of find a secret manuscript that was discovered the first page in one of the cottages years ago written in latin from the 1700's. Her brother translated the first page and the author was the preacher of Finch at that time.  Thier was a drawing that was a clue to the next page of a manuscript.
Lori said tomorrow she would help her find out more and keep her identy a secret.  Other neighbors were coming to welcome her and Lori suggested that she have them shop and unpack for her and get settled in for today.
Lori has a relative from the past leave her home and money but also a journal that a ghost of Aunt Dimity lived in and wrote her part of conversations in. Aunt Dimity recongized the drawing and sugested that they look at the painting in the old church tomorrow for the next clue.
The story is engaging as more and more of the town get involved in the search for the missing pages and they learn what happened to the witch at that time when witch trials were going on in the 1600's.
May's crazy followers show up in town and try to find where she lives now.
Its a fun hunt to find the truth about the rest of story. I will read more from Nancy in the future.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
04/24/2012 PUB Viking Adult

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Review: The Prophet by Amanda Stevens

This is the third book in the series. I have read the second and now this one.
Parts of the story I got lost in and understand it all. Which could be because I did not read the first one.
Amelia Gray restores cematarys and sees ghosts. She has pretended not to let them know she can see them or react to them. Her father warned her to never react to them.  But the first book she did something that changed the rules on her.
She fell for Devlin in first book but all of the ghosts around him draineed her. His dead wife, hated her with a passion and actualy pushed her down.  His dead little girl wanted Amelia to help her some how and would hold her hand. Another ghost wanted her to find his killer so he could move on.
Devlin does not belive in ghosts. He really misses his daughter.
Their are talk about different powers like voodue & rootwork things I don't understand.
Even though Amelia talks about her love of Devlin thier is not  much business of them even being together.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
04/24/2012 PUB Harlequin HarlequinMira

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr

I like her books.  Sunrise Point does not disappoint at all.
Nora is a single mother with a baby and a two year old.  Her boyfriend abandoned her and took most of the furniture even the fridge and left her in small abounded house. It was winter and she had a 2 week baby at a time.
The town when they found out all pulled together to help her.  Nora had 2 part time jobs but when she heard their were jobs at a apple farm for pickers. Nora almost did not get hired because Tom was attracted to her and thought she was two small. Maxi Tom's grandmother though hired her.
She walked 31/2 miles to the farm and after picking all day walked back to the town. But she was happy to be able to support her children better.
 Tom had been away from the apple farm for 10 years, 4 years of school and 6 years as a marine. He was home to stay at  the apple farm. His grandparents raised him. Tom was ready to get married but he did not want
one with baggage.
Maxi had one son and raised her grandson. Her husband has been dead for ten years. She is in her 70s and still picks apples, cleans and cooks. Very active life.
Their is drama,community,humor,reunion with father. I hated to put the book down last night.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
04/24/2012 PUB Harlequin Mira

After Dinner Mint & Other Stories by Amanda Lawrence

In the Snow
Is the first story about Rita and Arthur taking a
walk in snow. Rita is enjoying the snow and
has great memory. Arthur does not have good
memories, He is  serious and in medical school.
He gets pranked.
A High level of Achievement
Dr. Flint is teaching Human Anatomy and they are going to
work on bodies today. Then things happen and twists to
the story I did not expect.
After Dinner Mint
a daughter brings her fiance to dinner to meet her parents and thiers twinsts
to story.
The Will
5 people are at the reading of the will to see what their father left them. 4 of them are mean,rude and selfish. The other sister is caring and helpful. twists to this story.
this book was engaging the stories were all very short and not what I expected in them.
I was given this ebook and asked to give honest review from Librarything.

Review :A Deeper Darkness J.T. Ellison

It was moving for me, other wise I cried in parts of the book. Was not sure who the bad guys were till the end.
Dr. Samantha  Owens is having hard times since the death of her husband and daughters. She is head of medical examiner for the state of Tennessee.  She can't be around drowning victims and has developed washing hands as a way to cope.
Edward Donovan and Samantha were lovers in collage till he left medical school to go back into the army as a ranger. Edward is now married and has two daughters. He works as a contracter advisor. He was killed by a carjacking.
Susan Donovan father was a general and husband was a Major till he got out of army. When late at night their is a knock on the door when her husband was supposed to be home knows its bad news.
Eddie mother has kept in touch through the years with Samantha and kept her informed about her son. Now she does not believe her son was killed in a car jacking and asks Samantha if she will come to D.C. and do another autopsie. She knows it will be hard on her but needs her help.
Samantha agrees to help. Susan does not want her to help she is jealous of Sam's history with her husband, but finally agrees.
Their are more deaths of Edward rangers squad. Sam gets right involved in the case.
I stayed up late because I could not put the book down. Look forward to more books like this one.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
04/24/2012 PUB Harlequin   HarlequinMira

Only Us: A Fool's Gold Holiday by Susan Mallory

4 Stars
Only Us is a novella story that is set in the town of Fool's Gold.  It is a short easy read that is heart warming.
Carina Fiore is a pet groomer who for the last year has been in love with her boss but he has no idea. Carina has also become involved with his daughter Kaitlyn and takes care of her.  Carina comes early and gets Kaitlyn dressed and ready for school. After school she is dropped off and stays a couple of hours with Carina at work then Carina takes her home and fixes dinner for the three of them and goes home.
Cameron  McKenzie is the new local Veterinarian and  has a 8 year old daughter Kaitlyn. His ex-wife walked out on them when Kaitlyn was a few days old.
He is attracted to Carina but doesn't want to act on it, because he is afraid to lose what he now has. Does not want Kaitlyn to suffer when it doesn't work out.
I got Only Us free from Amazon a while back. Love free books to try different authors.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hound dog Blues by Virgina Brown

I laughed in Hound Dog  Blues.  In fact I was even thinking
reminds me of I love Lucy.  "Then Harley  rubbed her head and
envisioned them as Lucy and Ethel on speed."
This story is about a couple  Diva & Yogi who are worried about thier dog
being kidnapped. A daughter Harley Jean Davidson worried that the police are going
to arrest her father for murder, So she wants to solve the crime
first. Police to solve a murder. Police to solve jewelry robbery
ring. Jewel thief to find the diamond necklace that Yogi had last
he saw of it.
Harley was named for a motorcycle.  She gave up her stressful
job working for a bank and now is drives tourists around Memphis.
When her mom calls up about their dog King being kidnapped.
King has lots of enemys in their neighborhood.  Harley is asking
her parents neighbors if they have seen him.  When she see into
new good looking neighbor a bunch of jewels on his coffee table.
another neighbor house she goes into that hates King & Yogi.
she finds King their and the neighbor dead.  Her father who not
supposed to be at that neighbors house was last seen their.
If you enjoy funny who dunnit stories this book is for you. I
would love to read more books by Virgina Brown.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
03/01/2012 PUB  Bell Bridge Books

Review: Make Me by Parker Blue

Make Me is the 4th book in the series. Since my memory is not what it used to be, I reread Bite Me, Try Me and Fang Me.   I enjoyed them the second time just as much.
Make Me starts after Fang Me.  I wished the ending had been different. Maybe thier will be more books.
Val Shapiro now has the magic book, still works for the vampires.  Val has to work for them till they come out & the books were found.  She  has lost
her powers,strength but still has Lola and her power.
Shade is still her boyfriend but he does not like her working for the vampires and when he finds out that she is going with them to Austin with them he goes too.
Thier is lots of action, different people are kidnapped and rescued throughout the book.
Gwen, Micah and Princess are kidnapped while Val is in Austin.
Jack is supposed to be  training her to be the new keeper of the book but he keeps putting it off. All Jack wants to do now that he is back in this dimension is eat and watch tv.
Austin the vampire is handsom and is willing to help Val to learn to fight without her other powers. Plus help her to find Micah and the others plus solve the vampire problems in Austin vein.
Micah leadership is being questioned and is going to have a vote to see if the demons of the underground still  want him to lead.  He is also  having
problems with the  club not enough customers coming.
I did not want to put the book down till it was finshed.  I will definatly read the next book in the series.
I was given Make Me to read and in exchange for a honest review from
04/30/2012 PUB  Bell Bridge Books


Monday, April 16, 2012

Review Happily Ever After by Edward Carpenter

This was a whole other side of the fairy tales story we don't hear from.  The wicked stepmother. I admit she is not my favorite character usually.
This is a real short story that mixes the fairytales together. Its creative and entertaining with the villian proud of what she accomplishes and how she deserves everything.
I defintatly would read more books from Edward. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review from Librarything.

Review:Midnight Alley by Miles Corwin

This is a police detective story with lots of twists and turns in it. Police detective Ash Levine is on his way out of town with his almost ex-wife for a romantic weekend when he is called back into work.
Two Black young men shot and one of them is son of city councilman who distrusts police vocally.
After investigating for a short time realizes that the reason for the murder is the other blackman Teshay Winfield. He realizes that Teshay smuggled something home from Iraq.
Ash is Jewish and served it Jewish army. He does not listen to others telling him what to do.  Instead of working the case he is called in to meet with councilman and milatary officers.
He has a lot of suspects and follows the different trails. Their are more deaths and Ash gets into trouble on many fronts.
I did not see the twists coming and guessed wrong who the guilty party was.
It kept my attention in the story. Would not mind reading more books with Ash in them.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
04/16/2012 PUB Oceanview Publishing

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Kiss in the Wind by Jennifer Bray-Weber

It was a different take on pirates story. I stayed up till I had finshed it.
Thier are some love scenes, violence in the content. The story had some twists I did not expect.
Marisol Castellan snuck off the pirate ship to intercept a message that might lead to her missing brother. While she was picking the message their was a fight and gone went off killing the owner.  Escaping from soldiers she snuck in tavern back room and exchanged her dress. Trying to go out the front she gets into more trouble Captain Blade Tyburn rescues her and escort her out safely. Marisol before she leaves Blade alone steals his cameo.
Blade is a pirate captain the one thing he keeps  and fight for his  the cameo he has carried that for years. He sends two of his men to find her.  Why he is searching for the cameo he realizes she stole the note from him.
Marisol ends on the ship held till he gets his cameo back.  Blade is going where she wants to go, to search for her brother Monte.
Marisol is a very determine, strong women.  She has fought as a pirate, but she doesn't want to kill. She trained hard to learn to use knife,sword. She does not follow her captains orders to well. Loves her family very much and they also protect her.
I look forward to reading her next book. I got lost in this story and wanted the best for Marisol would love to see her back in another story.
03/26/2012 PUB.  Carina Press

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Review: Baby's First Homecoming by

This is the third book in the series that I have read and like them.
It opens up with Sierra  Powell coming home for her brothers double wedding, and bringing the son she never told them she had.
Sierra was alone and depressed and gave her son up for adoption under pressure and they gave her back her son three weeks ago.
Sierra thought it would be safe to bring him home because the father of her son was married and lived in Texas, or so she thought.
Her family was glad to have Sierra back and threw her a surprise home party. Everyone was surprised when Jamie started crying at the noise of everyone shouting surprise. Jamie being a little over 1 and just gone to his mother 3 weeks ago did not do well with others.
Clay having gone in business with her brothers, divorced and got over thier family feud was thier for her welcoming back. Figured out fast that he was the father.
Thier is a lot healing and forgiveness on a lot of the different characters in the book.  When different people learned what had happened in the past from other point of views.
This book was a very fast read it seemed to fly through it. Look forward to reading more of her books.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
04/03/2012 PUB  Harlequin    Harlequin American Romance

Monday, April 9, 2012

Dark Lake by Louise Gaylord

I did not guess who the murder was till the end. This is an Allie Armington mystery. This is her first mystery that I have read and I don't think it will be the last one I read.
The only problem is they kept talking about an accident that got Allie escorted away from the lake years ago but not enough information on that but I guess that could be covered more in other books.
Allie has not been back to her family cabin for fifteen years.  Her cousin and Aunt are waiting for her arrival her cousin has news to tell her.
When Allie finds the house to quiet. She goes to have a lemonade that her aunt always has here out on the balcony Shes sees her Aunt's body down in the water and calls the police.  Than she wonders where is her cousin and searches the rest of the place and finds her cousin druged and tied upstairs.
Everyone is saying suicide but Allie says murder.
Allie plans to find out the truth but she finds meth labs first and more deaths.
Allie is brave and determined she does not give up. Allie has always wanted to know whats going on so she became a lawyer/PI.
Thier are a lot of suspects and reasons for what is going on their. The story keeps you guessing.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
10/01/2011 PUB  Little Moose Press


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Priscilla the Great: Bring the Pain by Sybil Nelson

I hate cliff hangers at least the next book The Time Traveling Bullet is due out this month.
Priscilla is a typical teenager who can shoot fire out of her fingers.  She is 13 years old and super strong. She has risked her life a lot to save her family and others.
After her last adventure her boyfriend Marco died, her mom miscarried.
The story opens with her parents seperating and her brothers all choose to stay with their father. So Priscilla goes with her mom because she feels bad that her other three children choose him.
Priscilla talks her mom into going back to their home town and letting her go back to school with her friends.
Tai her best friend is really smart and invents gadgets that help Priscilla.  She knows all about her skills and why people are always trying to kidnap or kill her. Kyle was her best friend turn to boyfriend than broke it off because he saw Marco kiss her. Kyle finally learns the truth about Priscilla and all her new skills. He has secrets now of his own with the new female coach.
Josh her older brother sees the future sometimes and he saw Marco die on last mission so Priscilla not talking to him.
Her mom has  been a secret agent for years she was raised in a lab and was enginered. Her father is brillant scientist.
She has XI trying to kill her all the time. She is getting rid of others that won;t join her.
the books are fun,drama,action and have no bad parts would not be afraid to let teens read them. I know I have enjoyed reading them and look forward to buying the next one.

A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus by Tina Folsom

Caution lot of sex, sex langage,swearing.
If you don't mind that the story is okay. I wanted a little more and less of the other stuff.
Triton had angered Zeus by bedding one of his lovers and was caught in bed with her. Trition was not listening to his Uncle rant on and on till Zeus asked him to choose which punishing he wanted the first idea or last.
Trition has no idea of what either consisted of but he could not let his Uncle know that his two friends each held a different number so he went for 1.
Trition had to go to America and get a woman to fall in love with him and not his looks. Till that happened he could not come back and lost his powers. So he was dumped naked and alone.
The other Gods could not help him. But a couple did help and some got in his way to stop him.
Sophia had met him in a bar but wanted no part of him. In fact with her friend called him a himbo. That night she had A accident that caused her to go blind for a while.
Trition heard and decided to pose as her home nurse to help her. As she could not see his looks she would fall for him without them.
Sophia was turning her home into bed and breakfast so she could pay the bills. Accidents kept happening around her. The contracter was trying to cut corners. Her cousin was mad that she got the house.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
09/30/2010 PUB

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lady Anne's Quest by Susan Page Davis

This is the second book of the series. I am more happy where this book finshed than I was the first one. The Lady's Maid. I look forward to the next book in the story.
Anne has come from England to find her Uncle. Now she has almost found the farm he has bought. Her maid Else got married  and stayed in Oregon city.
Anne is traveling now with a smaller group Wagon Master Rob his wife Dulcie, Dan the guy who fell in love with her on the way west that she refused his marriage proposal.
At her Uncle farm she is greeted by her Uncle David and a woman named as Millie.  Something does not feel right with them and she finds out he is a fraud.
So Anne and Dan travel alone trying to follow her Uncle David path and a lot of things happen to them along the way.  They meet some very helpful people and some means ones.
Anne and Dan get to know each other a lot better they see each others good side and some bad. Dan finds out she is a Lady and her father land and title will go to her Uncle now.
Its a nice western romance story with morals. I enjoyed reading it  and look forward to reading more from Susan in the future.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
04/02/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Review:Dangerous Barter by Amanda Lawrence

Its a short story.  The part of scary story is that things like it are in the news all the time now.
The characters are sad, angry & bitter.
The couple Laura and Michael are meeting at thier mansion at midnight to sign the divorce papers.
Laura is angry and plans how she will sell everything.
Michael does not want a divorce he thinks they can work it out.
you add hard drinks to the equation and its not good.
05/26/2011 pub.
I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review from librarything.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sava's Wildcat by Anne McAllister

This has charming moments. It is a nice fun fast read.
Yiannis Savas wakes up early to a phone call from his 85 year old tenant asking him for a favor and take her to hospital. Yiannis has been out of the country and just got in the night before. He has no idea that she had a great grandson staying with her till he is carring Maggie out to his car when she tells him better take her car because car seat wont fit in his.
Yiannis finds himself baby sitting Harry because his mom is in Germany telling Harry's dad that he is a father. Yiannis has baby sat many times with his big family so at least he knows how to take care of Harry.
Cat MacLean rushes into town after her grandmother calls to tell her she broke a hip and is having surgery the next day. Maggy raised Cat after her parents died.  She moved to another part of the state after she broke up with Yiannis when he said he did not want to get married to her.  Cat was not happy to deal with him over the baby but she needed his help with Harry.
Cat was now engaged to marry someone else and thought she was over Yiannis. Yiannis realizes that he still wants Cat.
It is funny to watch them watch each other and realize that they are not through with each other after all.
04/03/2012 PUB Harlequin Harlequin Presents

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Raven Calls by C. E. Murphy

Raven Calls is the first book of the series that I have read and I got lost an confused sometimes in this book. It mentioned time after time of somthing that had happened in another book.  I think if you are a fan and follow the series you will like it more.
The plot is very twisty jumping into different time lines and different plains of existance.  Everytime I think everything will just wrap up now more twists and turns to go.
Joanne at the begining as quit the police department and is on her way to Ireland because of a dream. She wants to find the woman in it so she can cure her of her werewolf bite and stop her before she turns one in it.
As she thinking of renting a car she hears a familar voice and its her best friend Gary who is their to help her in anyway he can. A while later she is giving him the sight to see what she will see and somehow takes them back into time.
Joanne has to battle a few different people before she can go back home and into her time.
Joanne is a shaman and shapeshifter and is able to shift into different animals to help her fight. She is also a healer and can heal others still but not herself of a werewolf bite.
Joanne gets to meet some of her relatives some deceased and a 19 year old cousin.
Thier is quite a bunch of swearing in this book. No sex scenes you have to worry about. Lots of Magic.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
02/28/2012 PUB Harlequin Luna

Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman

4 Stars
It was good but I did not connect with the characters somehow. Its a regency romance in 1830's in London. No sex scenes. Also made me glad that doctors are better now.
Rachel Dunne is a Irish healer like her mother. A young girl she was trying to get better died while she slept by her side. Rachel was tried for murder and was found not quilty. But her mothers business dropped right off and had a hard time feeding their family.
So Rachel left for London to work for awhile at a doctors house and then planned to be a teacher. Rachel was finshed being a healer.
James Edmunds was a Physician and was closing his practice in London. He was moving to family country estate to be a gentlemans farmer.
He could not save his wife or father and tired of failing. So he was leaving medicine.
Rachel had lots of guilt and hard times but everytime she saw a need to help she did give the help. She turned away from God because she did not believe he was answering her prayers.
At this time a lot of people were dying of Cholera in London.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest reviews from Netgalley.
04/03/2012 PUB Worthy Publishing

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Review:Love on the Range Jessica Nelson

A Good relaxing read about a bad time in history. It must have been scary seeing all the deaths from the Spanish influenza.
Gracelyn is from a rich old family Boston who are sending her out west so she won't get the flue. Grace only agreed to go because she found out that the goverment spy Striker lives out their and if she can interview him she will get a full time reporter job. She wants to be independant.
Her parents also arrainged a mairrage  for her even though she has told Huge she does not want to marry him. Told parents that she does not want it. But they even annouced the engagement in the newspaper. Her parents stopped her writing articles for a newspaper. Want her to spend lots of time sewing. Father does not think women should work or vote.
Grace does not know her Uncle Lou because her father and him don't get along. At the train station she meets Trevor and talks his ear off. Then she is surprised he works for her Uncle and has a small house on his ranch.
Her Uncle Lou besides Trevor has James and Mary.
Mary was the first woman Striker rescued from kidnapper and has been hiding out on the ranch from him since.
No one talks about Striker what he looks like or lives that knows him or guesses who he is. Grace has heard about the women he has rescued and builds him up and has a crush on the idea of him.
Lot of people think Striker is bad because he has killed a lot of bad men that the goverment wanted,while rescuing the women.
They don't want Grace to go to town to ask more questions about Striker.
I really enjoyed this story did not have to worry about swearing or sex scenes and look forward to more books from Jessica
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley
04/03/2012 PUB Harlequin Love Inspired Historical

Review:Halflings by Heather Burch

Halflings is a start to a new series of books. Halflings have human mothers and fallen angels for fathers or both parents are Halflings.
They really don't belong anywhere. Neither heaven or earth. They are taken by from thier parents and raised in groups of three Halflings with thier caregiver.
Raven,Mace and Vine live with caregiver Will and they had just moved to a new place.
Nikki Youngblood is out drawing in the woods when 4 big dogs or wolves she not sure but they are scary and chasing her. When Mace rescues her. They don't know why the 4 hellhounds were sent to kill her. They are just to protect her but not be seen by her.
After the second time they rescue her she figures out who or almost what they are anjd tracks them down in thier house.
Raven,Mace & Vine are all big goodlooking teens and are now in Nikki's school. Thier have wings and can fly,fast ,strong.
Halflings are not supposed to love humans because it falls into Lucifer plan.
Mace is really falling for Nikki she likes him but also likes Raven even though they are opposites of each other.
It deals a lot about choices we all make lead us to one side of the war or the other. We all have to choose for ourselves.
It will be interesting where the next book in the series takes them.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
02/01/2012 PUB Zondervan

Monday, April 2, 2012

Reading challenge Netgalley yearly 2012

11-1A Stranger's Gift by Anna Schmidt
2 1-2 Rose's Pledge by Dianna Crawford and Sally Laity
3 1-3 All I Want is You by Sherrill Bodine
4 1-4 Stuck With You by Trish Jensen
51-5 These Arms of Mine by Judy Lynn Hubbard
6 1-6Secrets of the Lost Summer by Carla Neggers
71-7 Next of Kin by Sharon Sala
8 1-7 Dark Sins and Desert Sands by Stephanie Draven
9 1-8Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey
10 1-8 The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna
111-10Shadow's Stand by Sarah McCarty
12 1-10The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy
13 1-11Love Finds a Way by Wanda E. Brunstetter
14 1-11Sex, Lies and Surveillance by Julian, Stephanie
15     Mesmerize by Artist Arthur
16First Rule of Ten by Gay Hendricks, Tinker Lindsay
17Tender Loving Cure by Gayle Kasper
18How to Slay a Dragon by Bill Allen
19The Summer Garden by Sherryl Woods
20 Seduction by brenda joyce
21 on A Dark Wing by Jordan Dane
22The Burning Edge by Rick Mofina
23Firethorn by Ronie Kendig
24Sinful Seduction The Davies Legacy
25Picture Perfect by Lanie Kincaid
26Escape to Paradise by Pamela Yaye
27The Labyrinth Campaign by Mike Sweeney
28If I Have a Wicked Stepmother Where's My Prince by Melissa kantor
29Getting Lucky by DC Brod
30The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie
31Cowboy Father by Linda Ford
32Time Out by Jill Shalvis
33Dark River Road by Virginia Brown
34Persuasion A Latter-Day Tale by Rebecca H. Jamison
35 Sunrise Point by carr
36The Lost Goddess by Tom Knox
37Sweet Southern Nights by Rochelle Alers
38 2-4 The Evil Inside by Heather Graham
39Tomorrows Sun by Becky Melby
40Honey Badger Don't Care by Randall
41Sinful Temptation by Ann Christopher
42His Secret Past by Katie Reus
43Redwood bend by Robyn Carr
44Taking a Stand by Ken Casper
45Southern Fried Sushi by Jennifer Rogers Spinola
46Cowboy Tutor by Linda Ford
47Like Sweet Potato Pie by Jennifer Rogers Spinola
48DOUBLE HEART DINER (Route 66 Trilogy) Annie Jones
49white Witch by Trish Milburn
50Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman
51Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss by Maya Banks
52Because of You: A Loveswept Contemporary Military Romance by Jessica Stott
53Seattle Cinderella by Gail Sattler
54Motor city Mage by Cindy Spencer Pape
55Guy Langman, Crime Scene by Procrastinator Josh Berk
56Kiss Me I'm Irish by Roxanne St. Claire, Jill Shalvis & Maureen Child
57A Cold Creek Reunion by Raeanne Thayne
58See How They Run by Bethany Campbell
59Midnigjt Remedy by Eve Gaddy
60As the Crow Dies by Ken Casper
61The Half-Breed Vampire by Theresa Meyers
62Moonrise by Marilee Brothers
63Moon Spun by Marilee Brothers
64Moonstone by Marilee Brothers
65Shadow Moon by Marilee Brothers
66Something New by Dianne Christner
67Midnight Alley by Miles Corwin
68Blueshifting by Heather Kamins
69Rainbow's End by  Valerie Comer, Annalisa Daughety
70Honor Redeemed by Loree Lough
71Royal Wulff Murders, The Keith McCafferty
72 the Prophet
73A Callahan Wedding by Tina Leonard
74Colby Law by Debra Webb
75Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller
76Last real Cowboy by Donna Alward
77The Rancher's Runaway Princess by donna Alward
78In the Arms of the Law: A Loveswept Classic Romance by Deborah Harmsie
79Sava's Wildcat by Anne McAllister
80Tiny Homes by Lloyd Kahn
81Ill Will by J.M. Redmann
82Against the sun by Kat Martin
83Lone Star Cowboy by Debra Clopton
84Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan
85 Deeper Darkness J.T. Ellison
86Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Michaels
87Sultry Nights by Donna Hill
88Woodrose Mountain by RaeAnne Thayne
89The Unseen by Heather Graham
90Just One Kiss by Isabel Sharpe
91A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster
92The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens
93Diamond Dreams by Zuri Day
94Not Just Friends by Kate Hoffman
95Get Fluffy by Sparkle Abbey
964-1 Return to Grace by Karen Harper
974-2Talisman Of El by Alecia Stone
  98  Halflings by Heather Burch
99Love on the range
100 Raven Calls by CE Murphy
The UnholyHeather Graham
102 Lady anne's Quest by susan page davis
103 a touch of Greek Tina Folsom
104 Aiden loyal cowboy
104 Dark Lake by Louise Gaylord
105 The Golden Flute by Catherine
106 the Shapeshifter secret by heather ostler
107 baby's first homecoming
108 Summer days by Susan mallery
109a kiss  in the wind by jennifer bray-weber
110 courtin Justice
111 A Siren's Song by Jennifer Bray-Weber
112 Make me by parker blue
113 Hound dog blue by virgina brown
114 Summer Nights by Susan Mallory
115 The Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna
116 Threat of Darkness by Valerie Hansen
117 Aunt Dimity and the village witch by Nancy Atherton
118 Tattooed by Pamela Callow
119 Priscilla the Great: Time Traveling Bullet
120 His Secret Temptation by cat
121Yesterday's Stardust by Becky MelBy
122 Edge of Passion Cloak Warriors by Tina Folsom
123 Oregon's Outback by elizabeth goddard
124 Lady Drusilla's road to ruin
125 the werewolf's Wife
126 Lily by diane t ashley
127 shades of desire
128 Leah's choice by emma miller
129 Dragon Justice by laura ann Gilman
130 All Summer Long by Susan Mallory
131 big sky mountain by linda lael Miller
132The Treasure of the Celtic Triangle by michael phillips
133Harley Rushes in
134 amazing grace by eve gaddy
135 the line between here and gone by andrea kane
136 valley of shadows by mark terry
137courting justice by brenda Jackson
128 from across the ancient waters by Michael Phillips
139Samantha Moon vampire for Hire books 1-4
140Shiekh's redemption

Netgalley April readathon

  1 4-1Return to Grace by Karen Harper
  2  4-2 Talisman Of El by Alecia Stone
  3 4-3      Halflings by Heather Burch
   4 4-3  Love on the Range
   5 4-4 Raven Calls by C.E. Murphy
   6 4-5 Unholy by heather graham
   7  4-6Lady Anne's Quest by Susan Page Davis
   8 A Touch of Greek by Tina Folsom
   9 Dark Lake by Louise Gaylord
  10 Aiden Loyal Cowboy
4/11   11 the Golden Flute by Catherine  
  12 The Shapeshifters secret Heather Ostler
  13 Baby's first homecoming
  14 Summer Days by susan Mallery
15 A Kiss in the Wind by Jennifer  bray-weber
16 courtin justice
17 Siren's Song by Jennifer Bray-Weber
18 make me by parker blue
19 Hound dog blues by Virgina brown
20 Summer Nights by Susan Mallory
21 the Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna
22 threat of Darkness by Valerie Hansen
23 Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton
24 Tattooed by Pamela Callow
25 his seceret temptation
26 Priscilla the great:Time Traveling Bullet
27 Yesterdays Stardust by Becky Melby

Review:Talisman Of El by Alecia Stone

It will be interesting to see where the rest of the books take place. Talisman is a three book storyline. This does stand alone.
Talisman of El is hard to describe its an adventure,children, YA,fantasy, mythical and even a little Religious.
As the story unfolds I was lost for awhile but it all unfolds a little at a time.
The story starts with Derkein in New York finding his father getting into a safe  and telling Derkein he caused a earthquake in Brazil. When they are attacked but he can't see anyone and then he is knocked out.
Then it switches to Charlie waking up from a Nightmare with his foster father thier in England. Charlie has been an orphan since he was 10 years old now he is 14 he has lived with Jacob a week and hope this time it will work out.
At school he becomes friends with Alex. She stands up to the bullies to.
I don't want to say much more about the story lines. But Charlie & Alex meet a lot of intersting characters and learn that Charlie is different.
Its hard at time to tell who the good characters are and who not to trust its is a complicated story line and I look forward to reading more.
I was given this ebook from Librarything and Netgalley in exchange of honest review.
05/20/2012 PUB Centrinian Publishing

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Return to Grace by Karen Harper

I was really into this story.  I believe this was second book in this series. Now I want to go back and read the first book.
Hannah Esh  has left her amish home a few years back after a fight with her father the Bishop and after her long term boyfriend who told her he got someone else pregnant and was going to marry her.
Hannah was back with friends on halloween they all are goth and are at a amish cemetary after they had broke in a closed corn maze. A couple of her friends where dancing around the cemetary and drinking and it just happened it was on Seth's wife grave.  Hannah was upset and homesick when all of a sudden shots where fired at them. Kevin was dead and tiffany shot and then she realized she was shot.
While she was on her cell to 911 Seth heard screaming and loud music as he was going home from hunting and even recongized Hannah voice talking.
Seth quickly found Hannah and wrapped her wrist to stop the bleeding and then stopped Tiffany's bleeding with preasure bandage.
The Bishop and his wife did not live far from the cemetary and when they found out Hannah was wounded her mom got in the ambulence with her. Hannah thought she could die after seeing her parents and Seth.
While Hannah was in the hospital her mom stayed with her.  They were going to take her home with them.
The sheriff and FBI were waiting to talk to her about the night.
Hannah was so a shamed about the trouble she brought home to her family.
FBI agent Link was interested in Hannah.  So was Seth he never stopped loving her and felt guilty in his part why she left to go out into the world.
This was full of drama finding dead bodies and people where disappearing.
Hannah was trying to solve who killed her friend. Seth was trying to find out what was happening and trying to protect Hannah.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
02/28/2012 PUB Harlequin   HarlequinMira