Review: Wicked Fall

Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett

3 stars

Read from 18-21 May, 2017

Synopsis: Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself. Continue reading

Review: Siren’s Snare

Siren's Snare by Jessica Marie Baumgartner3 stars

Read from 17-18 May, 2017

Synopsis: Siren’s Snare from erotic romance author Jessica Marie Baumgartner will have you on the edge of your seat as a male siren’s plans for an heir go awry. This action and adventure ménage will keep you turning the pages as you discover secrets, passion, and love in a world under the sea.

Savaunt is a male siren who wishes to lure Lena into his snare. He desires her to produce him a son and make a proper meal once she has fulfilled her purpose. But his plans are halted when he falls in love with her. Will he be able to tell her the truth of his origins and find a way for them to be together?

Bookish Things: 161 pages. The cover is average, don’t love it, don’t hate it. The book blurb included content notes I’ll add in here. Content Notes: Hot, Ménage, Polyamory, Non-Sexual Physical Assault, Short MM scene, Contemporary, Paranormal, Adventure, Music, Sea Creatures. Continue reading

Review: The Secret of Sinbad’s Cave

The Secret of Sinbad's Cave by Brydie Walker Bain

3 stars

Read from 14-17 May, 2017

Synopsis: Nat Sheppard’s world is turned upside down on the first day of the school holidays by the discovery of a secret room containing cave maps with clues to an ancient treasure. But Nat and her friends soon discover they’re not the only ones chasing the jewels. Professional treasure hunters are on the trail – and they’re prepared to eliminate anyone in their way.

Bookish Things: 249 pages. The cover is a little obscure. I don’t hate it, but I don’t really like it either. Book 1 of The Natnat Adventures.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $4.04.

My Review: 

Adventure, magic and general mayhem follow Nat, her brother Jack, little sister Kathleen, and their crew of friends.

Aimed at a younger audience, this YA story still delivers for adults. If you can look past the youthful protagonist and simpler plot and tone, you’ll find a rich cultural adventure that highlights some of New Zealand’s heritage and caving fun.

As the kids search for Sinbad’s treasure they meet enemies, magical creatures, and make a range of new friends. Couple this with some fantastic caving adventures, and characters making logical choices and possessing sound thought processes and you’ve got yourself a winner.

I’d have liked a bit more explanation of the magical elements of the story, they added a nice touch, but felt a little glossed over. For someone who hasn’t been to NZ, I feel a little more information would have made it truly shine. Though there is a glossary of terms at the end, I didn’t feel that was enough.

My favorite character was Pi, his cute antics were a delightful pace changer. It was also nice to see an animal companion that wasn’t a cat or dog.

The Secret of Sinbad’s Cave is a little outside my reading preferences, but I still enjoyed this playful romp through the NZ countryside.

I noticed no errors as I was reading, but the copy I got had atrocious formatting on the kindle, with sentences and paragraphs breaking mid sentence. Also, chapters did not start on a new page.

I would definitely recommend this for young readers.

**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

Review: Second Chances

Second Chances by Lincoln Cole

3 stars

Read from 8-9 May, 2017

Synopsis: Nichole is caught in a tough position, juggling too many responsibilities as her world falls apart around her. She isn’t sure where she can turn and is facing a lot of harsh realities about how life works.

Richard wants to help, but he discovers that he’s been doing the right things for the wrong reasons for a long time. Everything begins to fall apart as he realizes he’s swept problems under the rug for so long he might no longer be able to fix them.

Can they overcome and get a second chance? Continue reading

Review: The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd

The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd by Holly Kerr

3 stars

Read from 27 April – 1 May, 2017

Synopsis: Chick lit meet Spy Adventure

My name is Charlotte Dodd. And that’s the only thing I know for sure.

Suddenly today, I’m able to:

kick ass using serious Buffy-like fight moves shoot a speeding car with near perfect accuracy know that you can suck the air from the tires after your car goes flying into the lake cars flying into the lake don’t faze me ˃˃˃ Alias meets Bourne

I’ve met a group of people who claim to know who I really am. In fact, they’re telling me I work with them as a field agent for the National Intelligence and Information Agency, which is a covert organization deep within the Canadian government. Even though my brothers have confirmed it, I still think they’re crazy. Me – a spy?

I’m ready to walk out of here but the plane has already taken off. And now they’re telling me my boyfriend Luke has been kidnapped and I’m the only one who can get him back. How can I believe what they’re telling me? And why does the uber-attractive Ham seem so familiar? Continue reading

Review: The Veil

The Veil by Megan Chance

3 stars

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Synopsis: Great stones crack and split. Storms will tell and the world is changed…

Seventeen-year-old Grace has found the archdruid who can teach her to use her power as the veleda—the priestess prophesied to save Ireland. But nothing is as it should be. The archdruid is a dangerous fairy, and Grace can’t learn the spells, no matter how hard she tries. Something is wrong…but what?

Meanwhile, gentleman Patrick Devlin and warrior Diarmid Ua Duibhne both struggle with their love for Grace, their duty to their warring brotherhoods, and their support of Ireland. And New York City is in chaos with protests, immigrant gangs, and police crackdowns. The only hope for the future is the ancient ritual, just weeks away, in which Diarmid must take the life of the girl he loves.

Secrets, legends, and prophecies collide in an explosive finale that will save the world—or destroy it. Continue reading