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Book Review: Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs

Book Review: Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs

Fire Touched is the 9th book in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson Series. I have been a long time reader of this series and Mercy is a character that always seems to come alive. Fire Touched was much more action filled than many of the previous books in the Mercy Thompson series and moved at a quick and steady pace, but I just kept thinking WTF? Fire Touched just did not seem to keep true to who I always felt Mercy was and IS. Character growth in Urban Fantasy is something that this genre does phenomenally well and yet I just… Read more »

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Book Review: The Mechanic’s Mate by Mikea Howard

Book Review: The Mechanic’s Mate by Mikea Howard

  The Mechanic’s Mate by Mikea Howard is the first book in The Diesel War series. With great world building and smooth writing, the only thing that didn’t work for me was more of a personal preference than a story issue. I absolutely loved the world building in The Mechanic’s Mate. Set in a an entirely unique world where mechanics and technology caused coas to the shifters and fueling the Diesel War. Post war lines and treaties are holding, but are still not a guarantee. Howard creates a world so vivid even the slang is unique. I loved this aspect. The… Read more »

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Audiobook Review – Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire

Audiobook Review – Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire

  Discount Armageddon is the first book in Seanan McGuire’s InCryptid series. With a lot of worldbuilding and characters lining the pages this book was a “down the middle” for me. I had been eyeballing this book for quite some time. Honestly, the cover itself invoked the same kind of mixed reaction that reading the book invoked. Kind of a mixture of WOW and SAY WHAT? Verity was a great strong female lead, but I felt the focus on her body image was a bit over the top. Maybe it was because I understand the rules of the ballroom dancing that… Read more »

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Audiobook Review Vacant by Alex Hughes

Audiobook Review Vacant by Alex Hughes

Disclaimer:  Vacant by Alex Hughes is the first book I have read in the Mindspace Investigation Series.  **Unintentional spoilers may be contained in this review. Vacant by Alex Hughes might have settled better with me, if I would have not listened to it.  However, that totally could go the other way.  Why am I not sure?  It is simple.  This is one of those “on the line” books for me.  It borders being good and not-so good.  When this happens,  I normally start thinking way too hard about where or what didn’t work for me. Too many loose ends untied left me… Read more »

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Book Review: Luca’s Magic Embrace by Kym Grosso

Book Review: Luca’s Magic Embrace by Kym Grosso

Luca’s Magic Embrace is the second book in Kym Grosso’s Immortals of New Orleans Seris.  Luca’s Magic Embrace starts at the cliff of death for Luca. A vampire cuffed in silver alone, in a desolate church. Upon inspecting his surrounding he realizes not only had he been kidnapped but had been purloined of his own blood. Kym Grosso does a wonderful description of Luca’s ties to his maker Kade and weaves such a harsh start into a steamy healing.  Upon healing Luca we learn Luca was kidnapped while protecting coven members. One a little more than the others – Samantha…. Read more »

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Book Review: Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling #11) by Nalini Singh

Book Review: Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling #11) by Nalini Singh

Tangle of Need is the 11th book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series.  Each book in this series has its own story as well as a continuation of a fantastic back story and conflict. I have to admit that although I am a total fan-girl over this series, I had a very hard time getting into Tangle of Need. Tangle of Need certainly felt like two individual stories and they didn’t seem to sync as well as all the previous books in this series did.  Adria and Riaz also are not my favorite characters to read about.  Many times I felt… Read more »

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