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Secret Santa - Secret McQueen, book 2.5

Secret McQueen is a badass, private investigator, half-vampire with a werewolf boyfriend who deals mostly in supernatural cases. When an other worldly creature starts killing teens and stuffing their body parts into Christmas stockings, the...

4 Stars
  • Author: Sierra Dean
  • Review by: Josie
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Sierra Dean

Calendar Boy - The Cougar Chronicles Book 2

Stacy Oppenheimer is a forty-something erotic author who lives out her sexual fantasies on paper. Her real life is much different. Stacy is a shy introvert, a divorcee from a passionless marriage, and has never had an orgasm. When she atten...

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Five Card Stud - Eclipse Heat Book 5

Eden Pace is quickly earning a reputation as a clever card shark. When she catches Sam McCallister's eye, he's not as easily dissuaded as other men have been and begins walking her home at night. Sam is a bounty hunter and adept at reading...

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What Happens in Texas

First off, I will admit I've never read any work by Carolyn Brown, so I didn't know what to expect. When I got into the story, I kept trying to figure out the genre. It's not a romance, not a mystery, certainly not literature. I settled on...

3 Stars

French Tart - Naughty Ladies of Nice Book 1

Socialite Donatienne "Dona" Dubois is trying to prove herself to her father and the world by taking a high-end cooking class in France. Her father, who doesn't trust his daughter to stay out of trouble, hires Mark Edwards (aka Sebastien Rei...

4 Stars

Chosen - Laws of Segregation Book 1

To protect Arroway, Tallon has been ordered to assassinate Shayla, a powerful witch. But when he sees her doing moon magic, his heart tells him she isn't dangerous. He falters long enough for Shayla to protect herself. She utters words that...

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Yucatan Dead - Kate Jones Thriller #6

For years Kate Jones has been hunted after she betrayed and stole from her drug-lord boyfriend. Federal witness protection has proven they can't keep her safe, so she must rely on her razor-sharp wits and street smarts. While on the run, Ka...

5 Stars

Shadows on the Lane - The Willow Lane Mysteries

When twelve-year-old, detective wannabe, Jessie Hanson, witnesses a hit and run where a little girl is injured, Jessie feels compelled to help her detective father solve the case. When she learns the little girl is the younger sister of a b...

4 Stars

Dumpster Dying - Golf in rural Florida is hazardous -- gators on the fairway and bodies in the trash

Emily Rhodes is newly widowed and distraught over the fact that her long-term live-in boyfriend never took the time to update his will. His home, their home, will be going to his ex-wife. Not only that, Emily needs to get a job pronto. She...

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Knight Blindness - Knights in Time, #3

While fighting in the Battle of Poitiers, in France in 1356, Medieval English Knight, Stephen Palmer, is knocked off his horse when an enemy soldier strikes him across the face. Blinded by the blow and unable to fight back, Stephen prepares...

5 Stars

Honeybun in a Loin Cloth - Honeybun Hunks: Book 5

One of the Honeybun's has landed in a murderer's crosshairs. Godric Honeybun is participating in a historical reenactment when he sees Chandini "Dini" Moonglow undressing as she gets ready to bathe in a creek. Enchanted by her dark skin and...

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Gathering Strength - Conversations with Afghan Women

I found Gathering Strength hard to read because of the content. From 1996 to 2001, the Taliban ruled most of Afghanistan. As we know, prior to the Taliban's rise to power, Afghanistan has been embroiled in one war or another for decades. Am...

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The Face Thief - A Novel

The Face Thief is part literature and part mystery with a psychological twist. In short, the premise is that our faces and body language convey our thoughts and feelings. For the person adept at reading the clues, he or she has a tremendous...

4 Stars

Sex, Drugs & Being an Escort

I decided to read this book as a way to gain insight into the mind of a drug addict and escort. To that end, I suppose it did satisfy my curiosity, however the ride wasn't a pleasant one. Ashly Lorenzana is a drug addict and sex worker, and...

3 Stars

Flirting In Spanish - What Mexico taught me about love, living and forgiveness

Susan McKinney lets us know right away this memoir is more about her romance with Carlos than her upbringing with her intense, famous father. The memoir starts with her extended trip to Mexico. Susan, 33, is unsatisfied with life and lookin...

4 Stars

Shereen Travels Cheap

I am a wannabe world traveler, and I perked up when I saw this book. I love to travel, but usually don't have the money. It's my goal to get in one overseas trip a year (rather than one every ten years, which is my current average). Having...

4 Stars

Neanderthal Protocol

What started out as a promising premise, society turning against people with Neanderthal genomes in their DNA, turned less-spectacular as the author chose to focus on Greg Anderson's quest to get his Neanderthal status revoked. Rather than...

4 Stars

More Forensics and Fiction - Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered

More Forensics and Fiction is a compilation of medical and forensic science questions and answers. The author has fielded questions and done the research work for authors who were unsure how to handle certain situations or plot points in th...

4 Stars

Footprints in the Sand - A Piper Donovan Mystery

Mary Jane Clark delivers another interesting mystery. The backdrop, the beach community of Sarasota, Florida, with a nearby Amish community adds to the intrigue. She successfully sets up several villains leaving us guessing until the end. T...

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The Gin Lovers #1

The first thing you should know is The Gin Lovers is an installment to a longer story that ends on a cliffhanger. Unlike many series types books, there isn't a complete story with subplots that have loose ends, it's simply an incomplete sto...

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Shot in the Dark

Luci is a barista at a bikini drive-through coffee stand who is struggling to work her way through acupuncture training, Devan is a hard-nosed detective who's been sidelined due to a leg injury. She's takes a holistic approach to life, but...

5 Stars

Bad Traffick - Leine Basso Thriller, #2

A fast moving, multi-layered plot, Bad Traffick hits upon the horrible reality of trafficking children for sex. Told from several points of view including the little girl's and some of the bad guys, it gives insight into this appalling real...

5 Stars

Byzantine Gold - Dangerous Waters

Once again, Ms. Karlsen delivers. Byzantine Gold is full of beautiful scenery, a tension-filled plot, and strong characters worth rooting for. Set mostly on the island of Cyprus with the backdrop a nautical archaeological find, Byzantine Go...

5 Stars

Going to the Bad - Lilly Hawkins Mysteries

Going To The Bad is a great whodunit with an entertaining cast of characters. Lilly is the ultimate hard-nosed detective constantly placing herself in harms way in order to solve the crime. If you can put aside the self-preservation choices...

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The Age of Miracles

Reading The Age of Miracles is like having your feet stuck in cement and watching a slow train coming toward you. You can't escape certain demise. Because of the title, I kept expecting a miracle. Where was the super human who comes up with...

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Doing the Baba Yaga - Forever Wicked, #7

Sam Cheever always delivers entertaining books and Doing the Baba Yaga is no exception although at just forty-three pages it's over in an hour. It's got a little love, a little paranormal, a little sex, and a little deception. In other word...

4 Stars

Better Than Chocolate - Life in Icicle Falls

I see it time and time again. Authors write a great, debut novel, getting their big break after writing for years. They are published to rave reviews. The publisher, excited by their new talent, signs them for multiple book contracts. The a...

3 Stars
  • Author: Sheila Roberts
  • Review by: Josie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: MIRA

The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer

The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer is the mammoth compilation of Jim C. Hines' three fantasy novels Goblin Quest, Goblin Hero, and Goblin War. Goblin Quest and Goblin Hero can stand alone, although I'd recommend reading them before reading Gobl...

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The Boy Who Delivered The Wind

The Boy Who Delivered the Wind is an engaging story told from a tween boy's point of view. It gives us a little paranormal, a little suspense, and a little mystery. With two flawed, yet well-meaning boys, the story has a little more depth t...

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The Healings

The Healings is a rambling, jumble of a story that chronicles the many journeys the author and his cat take in their quest for truth, self-betterment, and, perhaps, happiness? Written almost entirely in narrative, the story drags. The intro...

3 Stars

Camouflage

Camouflage is a children's picture book that tells a little about the animal and its habit through rhymes. It gives a rhyme, shows us a picture of the camouflaged animal in its habitat (sometimes) then follows up with a picture revealing wh...

3 Stars

A Life of Bright Ideas

I enjoyed A Life of Bright Ideas although I had a very hard time liking Winnalee. The ending, for me, was over the top sappy. Still, A Life of Bright Ideas is a great feel-good read with plenty of good advice. The story opens with Evelyn "B...

4 Stars

Body and Soul

While I liked the Freaky Friday concept, this was an uncomfortable story to read. The husband is constantly tempted by his much younger employee. When stay-at-home mother, Lisa O'Conner, is granted a wish in a fortune cookie, she jokingly a...

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With Friends Like These... - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

With Friends Like These had its funny and charming moments, however it got off to a very slow start. The murder didn't happen until chapter six (about a third of the way in). The main character, Amanda, is a complainer, finds much to dislik...

3 Stars

The Peacock Vest

The Peacock Vest is very short (only a few pages), but delightful. If the forward is to be believed, the story was written in the early 1900's. It is written storyteller style with one man orating the story. The manner of speak is fun and t...

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Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, #5

If you're not familiar with this historical series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (of Sherlock Holmes fame) and Oscar Wilde team up to solve crimes. In this story, Arthur Conan Doyle has taken a vacation from home to catch up on answering his fan...

4 Stars
  • Author: Gyles Brandreth
  • Review by: Josie
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Touchstone

Serial Date - Leine Basso Thriller, #1

Peter Bronkowski's has hit it big with the reality TV show Serial Date. Life is good until one of the contestants is murdered. Peter suspects his mentally challenged brother, Edward, has struck again. Worried about ratings and keeping the c...

5 Stars

Playing for Pizza

Rick Dockery is an aging NFL third-string quarterback who lacks the grit of great quarterbacks. That is, he protects himself over making great plays. When he's put into a playoff game and blows his team's seventeen-point lead with a minute...

4 Stars

American Curls - The Mystery World of Nancy Springer

Cindy volunteers at a cat shelter. When she finds the owner unconscious (she'd sustained a blow to the head) and discovers the cats have been let out, she calls for help and goes searching for the cats who've ventured into the cold. The own...

3 Stars

A Little Night Magic

Olivia 'Liv' Kiskey works at a dead-end job in a dead-end town. At least she's got her girlfriends and her co-worker Tobias to keep her company. Perhaps it's Tobias that has held her back. When she professes her love for him and he doesn't...

4 Stars

The Geneva Connection

Murder, kidnapping, blackmail, multi-million dollar deals, drug cartels, adultery, law enforcement, The Geneva Connection has it all. With the recession in full swing, John Kent's London-based private equity firm is having a heyday buying c...

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Golden Chariot - Dark Waters Book 1

Hoping to prove her theory, nautical archeologist, Charlotte Dashiell, uses questionable connections to become part of a team recovering expensive artifacts from a ship sunk off the coast of Turkey. When a man guarding the site is murdered,...

5 Stars
  • Author: Chris Karlsen
  • Review by: Josie
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Romantic Suspense, Romantic Elements, * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now

Silent Witness

Dylan Scott, ex-cop, ex-con, and current father, husband, and private investigator, is asked to take on a no-win case for family friends. Based on the facts, he ought to walk away, but his family could use the money, and he is not enjoying...

4 Stars

Going to the Dogs

Detective Sam Kendall wants to avenge his partner's death. To help him with the task, his boss gives him a standard white poodle with a voracious junk food appetite. He goes undercover and takes a job working for Jodie McBride, a dog traine...

4 Stars

When Your Child Is Being Bullied - Real Solutions for Parents, Educators & Other Professionals

When Your Child is Being Bullied is a how-to guide to handling bullying. It gives common sense ideas and brings valuable real-world experience to the equation. It gives advice on how to approach schools, the bully and his or her parents, an...

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House of Sighs

House of Sighs starts by introducing us to a variety of people and their problems. These people assemble on a bus. What they don't know is that a madwoman is driving. High on PCP, she's taking a trip into madness while simultaneously feelin...

3 Stars

My Father

I'll start by saying this story took about ten minutes to read. I think My Father, which is written entirely in narrative, belongs in the blog-post category rather than existing as a short story. With that said, My Father hastily chronicles...

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Murder is a Family Business - The Alvarez Family Murder Mystery series, #1

Lee Alvarez is a private investigator in her family's business. She's been charged with following a man suspected of cheating. When her man dies on her watch, Lee feels a bit guilty and can't help being curious. When she starts poking aroun...

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Cool Tools in the Kitchen - Things We Recommend

If you're like me, you want the bare minimum in the kitchen. I hate clutter, and I hate managing stuff. So, I am either the best or the worst person reviewing Cool Tools in the Kitchen. From my point of view, any tool that takes up a lot of...

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  • Authors: Steven Leckart, Kevin Kelly
  • Review by: Josie
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Food, Home, Style and Travel, Non-fiction
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media

A is for Alibi - Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries, No. 1

This first book in the Kinsey Millhone Mystery Series shows why Sue Grafton is a New York Times best selling novelist. It's easy to read, yet has a complex plot. After serving seven years for killing her husband, Nikki is set free. The only...

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