Thursday, October 29, 2020

Bane's Choice (Vampire Motorcycle Club #1) by Alyssa Day

 

 

Blurb:

When a centuries-old vampire in search of redemption meets a doctor who’s on a mission of her own, a searing, world-destroying passion is the last thing on either of their minds.

Minds can be changed.

A doctor with secrets of her own is drawn to a dangerous predator in this pulse-pounding paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Day.

What better way to hide the existence of vampires from humans than in plain sight? Thus, the Vampire Motorcycle Club was born. Bane, the 300-year-old vampire who leads the club, has fought for years to protect his kind. But the truth about vampires is not only that they exist, it is that they are creatures of pure desire. Conscience and restraint has been burned out of them by the process of Turning. Any woman Bane meets is either prey—or food.

Dr. Ryan St. Cloud finds out that vampires exist when one steals her patient out of the hospital right beneath her nose, leading her to question her own sanity. But when the dangerous man whose touch inflames her senses and whose gaze enthralls her comes to her for help, she is unable to refuse. Bane is a dangerous predator, but somewhere beneath his arrogance and power, she can see his heart—and she knows it could belong to her if she is strong enough to claim it. She is bound to a vampire, but loving her would be … Bane’s Choice.

 

My review:

Bane’s Choice is a wonderful start to a new series. This story is filled with magic, mayhem and love. The characters are engaging and make you want to know more. There is a delightful thread of humor throughout the tale that entertains.

 

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Sassy Goddess by Julie Morgan


 


 

Blurb:

Mirror, Mirror on the wall who's the most amazing and talented witch of all?

Well, it's not me. At least not yet. Nope, I can't catch a break even if it bit me in the broom. Today's disasters included falling through a portal into a strange new world, running from a giant purple chicken and tripping into the arms of the hottest man my witchy eyes have ever seen.

Unfortunately, he's looking for a long lost princess. I'm no princess. Right now, I'm a hot witchy mess in fabulous clothes. Heck, my coven doesn't even want me.

But wait… maybe if I help find the princess everything will work out.

Maybe, I'll discover who I'm meant to be and my place in the Covenstead will be secure.

Who knows? I might even find a prince and a happily ever after of my own. I don't need a mirror to tell me I'm amazing. With some luck and a little magic, I'll figure it out myself.

 

My review:

Cesha is an orphan raised in the system and ostracized by the witch community. She does all right by herself but nowhere feels like home until she finds a portal to an incredible place and takes a job looking for a long lost princess.

This is a delightful tale of love, honor and empowerment. I laughed myself silly at some of the snark that fell from Cesha’s lips.

Heartily recommend.

 

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Bending the Paw (Paw Enforcement #9) by Diane Kelly


 


 

Blurb:

Make way for the long paw of the law as police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit investigate a baffling new mystery in Bending the Paw, by Diane Kelly.

A MURDER WITHOUT A BODY IS LIKE A DOG WITHOUT A BONE

A bloodbath is a shocking new challenge for Megan and Brigit when Detective Audrey Jackson calls them to the scene of what could only be a brutal murder. But the one thing the nightmarish scene is missing is a victim. The frantic homeowner’s husband is gone, seemingly without a trace—and so is the money he was holding. Has a vicious killer committed what might just be the perfect crime?

Meanwhile, it’s hailing cats and dogs all over Fort Worth, and roofing contractors have descended on the city in droves. With plenty of damage and continuing storms, work delays are building up like so much runoff, but Megan is suspicious that one roofer may be a scam artist. Determined to leash every lawbreaker she and her K-9 partner find, Megan is building a case for prosecution, all while Brigit has her nose to the ground for a murderer…

 

My review:

Megan and Brigit are back in two baffling cases. She has a lot of blood but no body and she has a roofing contractor who isn’t following through but is it a crime? With the help of her furry partner and an active imagination Megan proves once again that sometimes you have to think outside the box to solve a puzzle. This is a wonderful addition to the series.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Too Hexy For Her Wand (Hot and Hexy #2) by Susan Hayes


 


Blurb:

She’s forgotten who she was. He can’t forget where he came from. Their future is waiting – if they can leave their pasts behind.


Jet-setting witch Fern Summers thinks she has it all. A trust fund, a pedigreed familiar named Tiff-Tiff, and a lifetime of luxury ahead of her.  She couldn’t be more wrong.


A mysterious letter upends her world, sending her to the west coast - and a life she doesn’t remember.


Her Mission: Protect a town she’s never heard of from dark threats and worse fashion choices.


Her Allies: A familiar with abandonment issues and a sexy wolf-Shifter chef whose meals are almost as delicious as his kisses.


Her Enemies: A power-hungry warlock and a pack of beaver Shifters with a license to gnaw.


Her Plan: Banish the bad guys, be a better witch, and don’t fall for the wolf in black leather, no matter how well he crèmes  her brulee.

 

My review:

Secrets, surprises and silliness galore this tale will have you laughing and swooning and rooting for the good guys. This is a follow up to Too Hexy For Her Broom but can be read stand alone. A wonderful addition to the Magic and Mayhem Universe.

 

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Rules of Enchantment by Wendy Tardieu


 


 

Blurb:

When a Sorcerer and a Scribe Team Up to Fulfill an Ancient Prophecy, The Fate of The World Lies in Their Hands

In the mythical kingdom of Salyndria, an exiled sorcerer named Leith plots to overthrow the restrictions placed on the use of magic by the Academy. Suspecting the worst, the Academy sends a beautiful young scribe, Kyler, to be his apprentice and act as an unwitting spy.

Leith tries to drive her away by proving his reputation as a vicious and unforgiving master, but he soon discovers his new pupil is far more useful than she appears. As her charms and magical abilities become all too tempting for him to resist, the two join forces to fulfill a hidden prophecy that will grant them incredible power.

Together, the sorcerer and the scribe will change Salyndria's history forever.

Their story is equally sinister and sensual, a romantic dark fantasy adventure full of suspense and surprises.

 

My review:

This story is billed as “An Erotic Fantasy Adventure Novel”. I’ll give it fantasy adventure and there are some sex scenes but I don’t think it qualifies as erotic. The cover freaked me out because there is a set of extra hands. That being said it was a fun escape and an interesting world. The characters are multidimensional and interesting. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

 

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Lipstick and Lies and Deadly Goodbyes (The Vampire Housewife #1) by Jodi Vaughn


 

Blurb:

Ever been almost beheaded by a snow plow? Turned into an undead by a homeless vampire? Cheated and betrayed by your lying sack of shit husband? Welcome to my life. Or, more correctly, my crazy afterlife.

To everyone behind the gates of our wealthy community in Charming, Mississippi, my husband and I were the Joneses everyone tried to keep up with. A beautiful house, the perfect gated community, two gorgeous kids, and a supposedly flawless marriage.

Until I came home and caught him rolling around in our bed, hip-deep in my best friend. Which led to the aforementioned snow plow incident. I woke up with a fear of the sun and a propensity for drinking blood. Or, in laymen’s terms, a vampire.

I thought vampires were supposed to be hot and irresistible. But my maker smells like he just stepped out of a sewer, and he has the appeal of a turd in a punch bowl. But you know how life is as one of the Joneses - you gotta keep up. Keep up appearances, that is.

I’ve swapped my triple, venti, sugar-free, nonfat caramel macchiato for a stainless steel rambler that keeps my O-negative at the perfect room temperature. I can still manage the carpool lane, with the right sunglasses to hide my crazy eyes. But between daytime soccer games, a missing college student who might have been a vampire kill, trying not to drain my soon-to-be-ex-husband, and keeping my neighbors in the dark, I’m shaking in my Jimmy Choos. I'm not sure I can do this.

My name is Rachel Jones, and I’m the vampire housewife.

 

My review:

Lipstick and Lies and Deadly Goodbyes is a laugh out loud tale of the lies we tell ourselves to get through the day. This story had me giggle-snorting, empathizing and ready to throw my phone out the window.  I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to listen to the next installment.

 

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Hookup by Kindle Alexander


 


Blurb:


Meet me @ The Hookup?

A well-deserved celebration is in order for attorney Easton Elliott. Everything is going as planned until a tempting glimpse of the past sidebars the handsome attorney’s party.

An unexpected invitation has linguist Grant Holt excited about the spur-of-the-moment rendezvous. But words are futile when he arrives to find there’s been a mix-up.

A text, a celebration, and a misunderstanding all lead to…The Hookup
 

 

The Hookup was previously released in The Bookworm Box's special edition charity box, Unconditional, 2019.

 

My review:

The Hookup by Kindle Alexander is a short sweet and sexy tale of two guys, a bar and a hookup. This story left me with a happy heart.

 

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