AWW 2016 Review: Lord Somerton’s Heir by Alison Stuart


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Read from January 01 to 04, 2016

Synopsis: Can the love of an honourable man save her from the memory of a desolate marriage?

From the battlefield of Waterloo to the drawing rooms of Brantstone Hall, Sebastian Alder’s elevation from penniless army captain to Viscount Somerton is the stuff of dreams. But the cold reality of an inherited estate in wretched condition, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his cousin’s death, provide Sebastian with no time for dreams — only a mystery to solve and a murderer to bring to justice.

Isabel, widow of the late Lord Somerton, is desperate to bury the memory of her unhappy marriage by founding the charity school she has always dreamed of. Except, her dreams are soon shattered from beyond the grave when she is not only left penniless, but once more bound to the whims of a Somerton.

But this Somerton is unlike any man she has met. Can the love of an honourable man heal her broken heart or will suspicion tear them apart? Continue reading

Review: Inked by Everly Drummond


Inked

2 stars

Read on December 30, 2015 — I own a copy

Blurb: When Avery Carmichael decides to get a tattoo, she has no idea that she’ll be getting a lot more than she bargained for. When sexy tattoo artist, Brody Duncan, shows up at her door unannounced, Avery finds him hard to resist, but little does she know that she’s in for the ride of her life. The only question is can she hold on long enough to enjoy the ride? 18+ Contains explicit material. Erotic short fiction.

Bookish Things: 26 pages. The cover has been updated since I obtained a copy. The new one is softer than this. I quite like this cover.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.73 Continue reading

Review: Drakhom Taboo II


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2 stars

Read on December 29, 2015

Blurb: As far as Bianca Conti was concerned, she’d lost a significant design project for her company because of Devon Slane. Specifically, because of an unfortunate incident prior to their meeting that wasn’t even her fault. Bianca would like nothing more than to bring that arrogant man down a few notches and extract revenge. Devon wanted spirited Bianca so much he declined her company’s bid, leaving her open to pursuit…to bend her to his will and teach her some of his Drakhom skills in bed.

Bookish Things: 27 pages. The cover is the same as the first and third books in the trilogy. Fitting to the story line.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $3.03 Continue reading

Review: Obsidian by Joshua Dagon


Obsidian

3 stars

Read from December 26 to 27, 2015 — I own a copy

Blurb: Aden has been living the Las Vegas high life with his friends Bliss and Nash. When an alluring stranger disrupts their charmed lives, Aden finds that he must use his own talents to confront a very powerful and deadly threat.

Bookish Things: 45 pages. The cover is plain, but it ties in with the rest of the series. This is the first book of five in the Glamour Stone Series.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $2.83

My Review: 

Well, this 45 page book certainly got my attention.

Psychics, clairvoyants, demons, witches and call girls all writhe about in the sinful city of Las Vegas around our protagonist Aden. Aden sees patterns and had an uncanny ability to sense things about people, like when they’re lying or about to die.

Aden and his two best friends end up getting involved with the alluring stranger and things start to get dicey.

A nice mix of paranormal and mystery, this is a short opening to the Glamour Stone Series.

Review: Fidget


Fidget

2 stars

Read on December 26, 2015 — I own a copy

Blurb: The death of a small boys hamster bring back unpleasant memories…

Bookish Things: 8 pages. Another of Tony’s short stories that are easily consumed in a short 5-10 minute window.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.85

My Review: 

This is the lowest I’ve rated one of Tony’s pieces. I have read 16 of his novels and short stories, but this one just irritated me to no end. It wasn’t even the story, that was really interesting and I think would have got 4 stars if it weren’t for the repetitive narration of the child.

I just couldn’t get over the repetitiveness and the random capitalisation of words like ‘Get Mad’ or ‘For My Own Good’. I wanted to fix them, and it just threw me right out of the story.

This might be a perfect little tale for you if you’re not as sensitive to editing as I am.