Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Very intriguing and well written

Hounds of AutumnHounds of Autumn by Heather Blackwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ms Blackwood has created a book to keep you intrigued and reading from the beginning to the end.

The story is well developed with enough description to allow you to see the story, but not bog you down. Her description of the mechanical engineering and operations of the different machines are just enough to paint the picture without becoming overly technical. It made me want a mechanical cat like she has claws and all.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, and a strong heroine. I would love to read many more books by Ms Blackwood.

Blurb on the book:

It is 1890, and the windswept moors hold dark secrets. Chloe Sullivan is an amateur inventor whose holiday takes a dark turn when her friend and colleague, one of the few female mechanical experts in the British Empire, is murdered.

A black mechanical hound roams the moors, but could it have killed a woman? And what secrets are concealed within the dark family manor?

Accompanied by her naturalist husband and her clockwork cat, Chloe is determined to see her friend’s killer found.

But some secrets have a terrible cost.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jewel of Shaylar (Kingdoms of Chandra, #1)Jewel of Shaylar by Laura Eno
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Laura has done it again. In 'Jewel of Shaylar', she has created a new world of magic and magical creatures. The story is very well done, with well developed characters. Make sure you have plenty of time to read because you will not want to put this book down until the end...and not even then. The only negative thing I could say is I wanted to read the next book in the series now. I will be waiting with baited breath for the next installment of this fascinating story. If you haven't gotten the book yet... what are you waiting for. Buy it and join the adventure.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Immortal Desires By Laura Eno

Immortal Desires (a Well of Souls novel)Immortal Desires by Laura Eno
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Immortal Desires by Laura Eno

Deanna Cameron's life has been turned upside down. While waiting to walk down the isle with the man she thought she would spend the rest of her life with, her maid-of-honor receives a text message. “Tell Deanna I'm sorry. Nick” For the next year she is going through the motions of her life. Just when she decides she needs a new start, she receives an email from the CEO of Light Street Corporation offering her a dream job in a new state. When she arrives she is in for more of a new start than she planned. An Immortal Guardian sends her 500 years into the past to be with her soul mate, only neither Deanna or her soul mate knows it. Ian Mackay is surprised when a woman suddenly appears at his castle out of thin air. Even while his has a strong attraction to her, he doesn't trust her. Not only is she dressed in men's breachers but she says her name is Cameron. The Cameron's are the clan responsible for his father's death and sworn enemies of his clan. She is also clocked by a heavy magic his Druid magic can not see through.

Laura has done it again. She has taken a time travel romance and given it a twist. I wont tell you what it is, you will have to read it for yourself. Deanna is a strong heroin and Ian is a good match for her. He is strong without being overbearing. The characters will catch you up in their lives and you will find yourself trying to look ahead to see what happens... don't do it. Just enjoy the ride. The settings are well done, from the mountain tops of Colorado to the wilds of Scotland. They are also inhabited with a very interesting and realistic cast of characters. If you enjoy romances and time travel you will love this book. Get a copy today, you wont regret it.

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I received this book in ebook format from The Knights of The Round Table reading group at Goodreads. While I was asked to write a review of the book, I was in no way told what to write. This is my honest opinion of the book. I have never met Laura in person, though I do know her on- line but that didn't influence my review. She didn't bribe me or threaten me with Jezebel.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Curse of Gremdon Review

The Curse of GremdonThe Curse of Gremdon by Ciara Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Curse of Gremdon by Ciara Knight

Ciara has created a action packed word of warrior and magic. The story takes place in world where the people have been trapped behind the castle walls by the beasts and cursed ones who wait outside the walls. Since the walls have been closed, marriage and children have been forbidden by the elders. In this world we find Arianna and Tardon.
Arianna is trying to do what no woman has done before... become an elite warrior. The warriors are the protectors of the castle and with this job comes special privilege, better living quarters, servants, and better food. Tardon is the most popular of the elite warrior and Arianna's equal on and off the battlefield.
If you need to get up early in the morning... don't read this book. You will not be able to put it down once you start. Ciara has written well developed characters and settings. You get caught up in the story and the twists and turns keep you guessing right to the end.

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This ebook was givin to me by The Knights of The Round Table an author and readers review site on Goodreads.com.  This did not influence me in anyway. The review is my own thoughts and words, (well the words are english I didn't make them up, but you know what I mean). Oh yes, Ms. Knight has no idea who the heck I am or how the heck I got her book. Thank you.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kiera's Moon by Lizzy Ford

Kiera's MoonKiera's Moon by Lizzy Ford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kiera's Moon by Lizzy Ford

Kiera's Moon is about a starving artist who's best friend Evelyn kidnaps her and takes her across the universe to find her a man and a life. Kiera finds out herself on a planet were she is the smallest person there, art is considered too lowly a thing for women, and the women are subservient to men.
Kiera is determined to find her way back to earth, to her life of video games and art. After all just got her first commissioned piece and a promise for more. In her hunt for her freedom, she makes a pack with a prisoner to get her to a spaceship.
A'Ran is the ruler of Anshan. His planet has been taken over by another race, his mother and father killed and he and sisters are living as refugees on an unknown moon. His planet and people are dieing, he needs to find his lifemate to help heal and reclaim his planet.
When Kiera and A'Ran meet he recognizes the signs of his lifemate and doesn't hesitate to use her nativity of their ways to make her his. But can he convince the headstrong Kiera to stay, to do that he will need to become much more than a warrior.

Lizzy Ford has a winner with this book. Her character's are well developed and believable. They draw you into their world and take you along for a wild ride. I like the fact that Kiera is a strong character and not a push over, and A'Ran's bewilderment at how to handle a woman like her is very believable. Once I started the book I could not stop thinking about it. I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. Lizzy mixes romance and action well, and the pace of the book keeps guessing and you reading.

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I received this book as a prize in a blog contest by the author. That in no way influenced my review. My option of the book is mine and mine alone.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Lottery Winner: Alvirah and Willy StoriesThe Lottery Winner: Alvirah and Willy Stories by Mary Higgins Clark
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mary Higgins Clark has done it again. I love reading about the feisty Alvirah and her devoted Willy. This book contains 4 short stories staring the adventurous Lottery winners with hearts of Gold. All 4 stories are quick reads as Alvirah and her star-burst mini recorder takes you along on her search for murders, thiefs and kidnappers. When Alvirah sets her steel trap mind to solving a mystery you can count on the criminal being caught and laughter along the way.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes cozy mysteries or just a good fun read. 

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I purchased this book. It was not given to me and Ms. Clark has no idea who the heck I am. This is just my opinion on the book.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

How To Keep Sparkly Emo Vampires Off Your Lawn by

How To Keep Sparkly Emo Vampires Off Your LawnHow To Keep Sparkly Emo Vampires Off Your Lawn by Mike Cooley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read the other reviews and knew I had to read this. Any book vampire or other wise that makes you laugh out loud is a must read.
I noticed I could read it on Goodreads...so I did.
I was laughing and chuckling so much that I wound up having to read the book out loud for an audience. Thank goodness it is a short book. My 80 year old man voice wouldn't have lasted through a long one.

Do yourself a favor and read this. Mike Cooley has a great take on the Twilight series and all those undead who don't know how to properly behave.

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I found this on the Goodreads site. The author has no idea who I am or that I was reading his work.