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Review: Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold by Lilliana Rose
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Vickie is back and she is determined to become a private investigator. With her luck at solving a crime she was involved in, she convinces her husband, George it is time for her to open shop as a P.I. With obvious reservations, George requires her to learn self-defense before she can start advertising and taking on clients.

I'm mixed about Vickie. She is determined which is good. She is also a bit delusional. She firmly believes in her skills as an investigator. I am not sure if Ms. Rose is writing Vickie in this way as a tongue in cheek poking fun of bored housewives. Because Vickie comes across as a nosy busy body who is bored at home and needs a hobby. Not that there is anything wrong with this, I just can't seem to like Vickie. She rubs me the wrong way. I guess it is because Vickie truly believes she has mad skills and I see her as an amateur with dumb luck and a penchant for trouble. I do like her sidekick Ruby. Rub…

Review: The Glittering Court

For young adult readers who enjoy historical romances with a bit of a nouveau riche twist @RichelleMead #The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When the choice is to be sold off to the highest bidder or to be in a bidding war, what does one chose? When Countess Alice needs to secure the livelihood of her family through marriage, her grandmother brokers a deal with a distant cousin. The man Alice must marry is in one word… horrid. When Alice finds out about the Glittering Court, she decides this is her ticket to freedom. She rebrands herself as one of her former ladies, Adelaide, and takes off for this opportunity to sell herself to the highest bidder on her terms.

The world building in this book is very well done. The characters are interesting too. I'm mixed about Alice, aka Adelaide because what she does is selfish in some ways but really, what other recourse does she have? This book reminds me why I left historical novels behind. The lack of choice and th…

Review: I Dream of Dragons

I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Dragon lovers, this is the book for you. New to me author Ms. Chase keeps my attention with this lovely book about dragon shifters. The first book in this series brings to us naughty leprechauns, sexy dragons and a snarky goddess. Let's not forget the very sexy Irish human form Rory Arish possesses. Those who enjoy Candace Havens and MaryJanice Davidson, will enjoy Ms. Chase.

There is a similar irreverence to higher powers which makes this series appealing. In addition, the female interest, Amber McNally is just as klutzy and fumbling in her new rule. Amber is the comedic element. She is obviously in way over her head. She has a very steep learning curve when she learns about the supernatural world. In addition to learning her job as a muse, she needs to find a home and proceeds to have a territorial fight with a dragon, Rory.

The sparks definitely do fly between these two characters. Rory may be stubborn but Amber is mul…

Review: Our Place Among the Stars

Our Place Among the Stars by James Cox
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This sexy follow up to Dick, It's What's for Dinner is smutty with a raunchy dinner show to enjoy. Ale, Rei and Vern are back. This time it is on their own ship. They have their own pilot, cook and waiter. What more could they need to bring the most exciting dining to life for paying customers? For those who did not read the first book, this can be read as a standalone but it won't be as enjoyable. Understanding what happens in the first book will enhance the smexy pleasure in this one.

The story is short with a little dash of plot. There are a few graphic scenes for the trio which are hot, both in the live cooking show lasting through the dinner service. Mr. Cox pens a funny, slightly over the top story covering what happens after the "happily ever after". There is a little bit of suspense as a nefarious force returns to mete out vengeance. The threesome easily slips out of danger similar in style …

No Quarter Blog Tour

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Review: One of the Guys

One of the Guys by Shiloh Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Revenge is sometimes best served by showing what an ex is missing out on. In One of the Guys, Jaynie is the proverbial girlfriend walking in to see her fiancé banging the slutty neighbor next door. Rather than being ashamed, her loser fiancé wants her to join in. Not a fan of ménage, Jaynie stomps out and runs to her best friend. Lucky for her, her best friend's brother who is also her partner at the veterinary clinic is there to help her.

This is a predictable contemporary romance with a happily ever after. The plot is not so much about Jaynie going after her cheating fiancé. It is a sexual journey and self-discovery for Jaynie. She has been cruising through life just focusing on her animal practice. Better with animals anyway, Jaynie let herself go. I can't really blame her fiancé for not being attracted to her blah appearance and lack of interest. It is obvious they are not compatible because they have different sexua…

Crown and Kingdom Spotlight

@jeffekennedy  #Spotlight Crown and Kingdom 
The Crown of the Queen
A Twelve Kingdoms Novella

Dafne Mailloux, librarian and temporary babysitter to the heirs to the High Throne of the Twelve – now Thirteen – Kingdoms, finds it difficult to leave the paradise of Annfwn behind. Particularly that trove of rare books in temptingly unfamiliar languages. But duty calls, and hers is to the crown. It’s not like her heart belongs elsewhere. But how can she crown a queen who hesitates to take the throne?

This novella will be part of a duology called For Crown and Kingdom, which will also contain a novella by Grace Draven.

For Crown and Kingdom (The Crown of the Queen) will release on May 24, 2016 and will be available in digital format and print.

Buy links will be added to the bookpage once available:

Magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. The population is beset by shapeshifters and portents, landscapes that migrate, un…