Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wild Whispers

Wild Whispers
By Cassie Edwards

Kaylene Shelton's home had always been wherever her father's carnival pitched its tents across the wild frontier. It was a lonely upbringing save for the companionship of Midnight, the black panther she had raised from a cub. But she always knew in her heart that somewhere, someone was waiting to end her deep, unspoken longing--if she could only find the dark-haired warrior she had seen in her dreams. . .

Nothing could stop Chief Fire Thunder from freeing his sister from the carnival owner who had abducted her for his sideshow. But when he laid eyes on the beautiful Kaylene, he felt it only right to steal her back to his people's hideaway. Soon, the fierce warrior knew that he was the one who had been caught--by an irresistible passion. . .


This was an alright read. The plot was ok, but I had so difficulty with parts of the story. The chief was always right no matter what and he made many mistakes in judgement and deed. Kaylene was a tad ridiculous. She felt instant chemistry with him, but he did odd things like put her in a cage to prove a point and she just forgave him and it made her fall in love with him? Not! The Indian part of the story was interesting. It wasn't a bad read but wasn't a great read either. I would not pay $6 for this book though and would not have if given the chance. I was glad I received the book for free for a honest review. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Mistress of Tall Acre

Review copy provided via NetGallery in exchange for an honest review


There can be only one mistress of Tall Acre . . .

The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general's past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre?


I’m not sure what was going on I tried four times reading it, and it felt dry, and I could not connect to any of the main characters, so I let it sit for a few days and tried reading it a 5th time and this time it all clicked, for the most part, as I could  finish the story. Thinking back trying to figure out why I was having troubles, and it comes down to this….  You don’t find out where the story is located until much later in the story.  I’m a visual person and needed to connect with the area not just the characters when it’s a historical fiction.  

Even though I had problem's connection I gave this story a four-star rating cause not knowing where it was taking place was the only problem I found, there were no grammatical or punctuation errors, which take more away from the story than not knowing where it was based out of.  Once I did connect I couldn’t get enough of the story.  The flow and pacing of the story line were spot on, as well as the development of the characters being complex and complete. As I said before the only thing missing from the start was knowing where this took place… Yes, Tall Acre and Three Chimneys are described, but without knowing what state they are in it was hard to picture them in my head, but once I figured it out the pictures in my head where complete, those making this a four-star read.


Would I read other books from this Author?  YES

Would I recommend this book to others?  YES

Was this book a novel or novella? Full-length novel

Was this book priced correctly? I’m thankful I received this book free for my review otherwise I’d never have paid that price for the book.  I live within a budget, and buy most of my books on kindle, and I won’t pay more than six dollars for a book. When I do buy paperbacks or hardcovers, I won’t pay as much as this publishing company is asking. I understand that many people have to be paid since it’s more than just the Author and editor involved in producing the books we read, but the Author and publishing companies' goals shouldn’t be to get rich, but to supply people with ways of dreaming, as it’s what reading to me supplies. Quality books need to be available for all readers not just the wealth, and at these prices posted on what this book cost that is the only group, which can afford this book. More and more as I read and buy books the quality books are out of my price range.  I live on a fixed income, and that income isn’t going to get any bigger anytime soon.    

Monday, September 21, 2015

Viking Warrior Rising (Viking Warriors, #1)

Viking Warrior Rising (Viking Warriors, #1)
By Asa Maria Bradley

Immortal Vikings are among us.

Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.

Under attack from Loki’s minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif’s warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn’t find her fast, he’s going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.

But Naya doesn’t want to be found...and he’ll do anything to find her. Because they’re both running out of time.


What a freaking kick ass story!  I LOVED this book!  It had everything you could want in a story: romance, action, hot sex, an ultimate strong heroine, an alpha male, and interesting side characters.  I could not put this book down!  I was intrigued right at the beginning.  The plot was original and was not predictable at all, I was hanging on all the way.  Naya was one of the best heroines I have read.  She was strong and stayed the course no matter how great the sex was.  Lief was a great leader and was able to modify his leadership to include and support Naya.  The story combines modern times with ancient Viking folklore. It combined seamlessly and has me begging for more!  The side characters were interesting and will have great stories to tell!  This is an outstanding read and has me yelling for more Vikings!!!

Received a copy from NetGalley for a honest review.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Heir to the Pack

Heir of the Pack
By Laura Welling


Three years ago, Annie had a three-day fling in Cancun with a handsome stranger, Dash. Two years ago, she gave birth to his son. Now, Annie's son is fading away with a mysterious illness, and she must seek help from his father, who doesn’t know he exists. But Dash has news for her: first, he’s a werewolf; second, he’s about to be crowned their king; and third, their son has been touched by an ancient curse. 


I liked it I think......I have mixed feelings about this book. I like the plot and story ideas, they were interesting, but it just seemed to drag. I liked Annie she seemed no nonsense and wanted to protect her child. I think my problem was with Dash. He seemed so un-alpha like. He just didn't command my attention and seemed so noncommittal to Annie and her son. He said he continually thought of her after their 3 night stand, but never sought her out in two years? Then he kept saying child not his wants DNA, but the decides ok without it? He explained nothing to Annie, but expected her not to react badly? The action finally picked up and it got interesting. I thought there would be a tad more hotness, that only happened after 70% read. So I am confused how a feel, it is better then a 3 star but then not a 4. It is a good read with a few faults, but what story isn't. If you like interesting werewolves and magic it is for you.

Received an advanced copy through NetGalley for a review.

A Silver Wolf Christmas ( Hear of the Wolf #17)

A Silver Wolf Christmas ( Hear of the Wolf #17)
But Terry Spear


J. Silver is eager to help the new she-wolves in town renovate the old hotel in time for the holidays, especially if it means spending time under the mistletoe with the alluring Laurel MacTire.

The bustle in the long abandoned hotel attracts the attention of human ghosthunters out to prove the place haunted, but the bigger problem is keeping them from discovering the werewolves in Silver Town. CJ and Laurel have to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Working together is a surprisingly hot holiday treat for two attractive and clever wolf shifters.


I like werewolves. I like stories about werewolves. I wanted to like this one. The plot dragged and I got tired of the girls saying they liked it at the hotel and liked the brothers, but then said they didn't want to stay. The ghost aspect was neat and kept me on my toes. The Christmas part was good too and it warmed your heart. It was a sweet read and an easy one. If you are a fan of the series it is your story for sure.

Received an advanced copy from NetGalley for an honest review.