Monday, June 17, 2013

The Judgment By Beverly Lewis

This is book two in the Rose trilogy and I have to say this one is so much better then the first book. Rose is engaged to be married to Silas but her heart still longs for Nick. Still she reminds herself what a good upstanding man Silas is. When her father reveals a few things about her intended she has to rethink her love for him.

Hen is still arguing with Brandon, both refusing to give an inch to compromise. I do find this line a bit annoying. I keep wanting to yell at hen to wake up and sniff the coffee. She is demanding it is all her way or now way and seems upset that her husband  refuses to give into her every demand.

this book moved a lot faster then the first one. Beverly Lewis was back on her game and once again was able to produce a heartwarming Amish romance which somehow makes life among the Amish seem like it would be a wonderful way to live.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Haunting: The Dusty Chronicles

Haunting: The Dust Chronicles book one  by BJ Sheldon.
I have to say I loved this book. Yes it is a young adult book but I really didn't feel as if it was. The writing was fast pace  and the book truly drew you into it.
Dusty and her family move int the family farm house after the death of her uncle his family. Dusty is the youngest  member of the family and a little shy but thanks to Kristi, the girl who befriends her on the first day she becomes friends with most of the school.
Dusty starts to have dreams that seem so real, dreams of a young man not much older then herself. Jack was a soldier in Korea and can't seem to remember what happened to him. Soon Dusty realizes thee is more to her dreams as Jack begins to haunt her. Jack needs Dusty to help him remember how he died and why he is still on this realm. What Dusty discovers though puts her own life in danger.
I will say again, I love this book. I couldn't put it down. I was glad I didn't have to go to work the next day because I spent the night trying to finish it. This book is something parents can let their pre teens and teens read, no sex in this book but there is some quick kissing. I can't wait for book two.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Miss Shannon in Louisiana

Miss Shannon is Louisiana by Gloria Dayle is a book I can't say if I really enjoyed or not.
Miss Shannon is a Domme, she loves to keep her men named and on a sexual edge. After one of her subs sets up an account for her she opens an institute where the sexual differences between people will be studied.
She arrives in Louisiana with her boys Tim and Johnny and her sub female Stacey. The rest of the book is about getting the house ready to be turned into the institute, the men work naked, even the ones she has recently hired. I found it odd that men were willing to come into an interview and strip. Then again I don't know a lot about the lifestyle so maybe they do.
There is plenty of sex in some form or the other and the book seemed to move from one sex scene to the other but the variation wasn't all that much in my opinion.
Oddly though even though I was becoming bored with the book and it's only 180 pages I do find myself wanting to know what happens when the institute is actually up and running.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Heaven Sent: A Channeling Morpheus short

Heaven Sent: A Channeling Morpheus short by Jordan Castillo Price

What I didn't know when I read this short was it is apparently like a chapter between books or maybe a bonus chapter. I can't say it wasn't good, it makes me want to go look up the books that go with it.
I was lost though. I didn't understand who the vampires companion was, why he thought he could get vampirism from sex.

If you know the series you will love this short. If you haven't ready the series you will be lost

Friday, June 7, 2013

Learning the Ropes by Kim Dare

Learning the Ropes is the first book of Kim Dare's that I have read and i have to say I really enjoyed it. I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked it up having never read a book of this type. Oh I have read plenty of BDSM books but never one that centered on the leather lifestyle.
Floyd job is to write up an ad campaign for Mr. Ingram's club. What Floyd doesn't want to admit, even to himself is he is turned on by all the scenes in the club and the whole lifestyle in general. He is a natural Submissive and for an odd reason Pete Ingram is instantly attracted to him. The problem is he needs to get Floyd to accept the part of him he has been denying for so long.

The book isn't long, it's a fairly quick read under 100 pages. If I had to find a flaw in it I would say I just didn't like the name Floyd. Other then that I really enjoyed the book and I'm heading to Amazon to purchase more by this author.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mexican Drug Cartel Chronicles

This book is badly edited. The grammar is horrid, the spelling is horrid. It is like reading a book by someone who has never written in English. I'm not sure if that was to make it sound more authentic or not. For showing life inside the family it really did nothing.

The story starts with a teen age boy who hangs around outside a party until he see's a couple expensive vehicles pull up. He notices some really well dressed guys get out and go inside so he decides to go in too. Well apparently they were rival drug cartel members and when the area members get wind they come in and take all the males at the party. They are given a choice to join the cartel or die. Most want to join the cartel anyway because it's good money.

If you want to know what it's like in the cartel this book isn't it. If you want to know how he felt about killing or just being a member this book isn't it either. It is a really fast read though so I will give it points for that. If your looking for a book that would help you research cartel life, skip this one

The Thorn By Beverly Lewis

I actually had problems getting into this book which is a bit odd because I love not only Amish romance but Beverly Lewis is one of my favorites.

This book centers around Rosie and her family. Her sister Hen has married an English man and turned her back on her heritage at least until she notices how worldly her five year old daughter has become. Wanting to share her upbringing with her daughter though causes problem int eh marriage for Hen and her Husband.

Mamma Emma was injured in a buggy accident five years ago. No one truly knows what happened but Emma is no longer able to walk. Rose feels it is her job to take care of her mother even if it means she must forgo looking for a husband of her own.

Nick, an English boy who was adopted by the bishop has become one of Rosie's best friends but she doesn't see his growing love for her or understand her feelings for him. Nick isn't a proper Amish boy and she knows he will never stay in the fold so even though she loves him she agrees to become Silas's steady girl.

When a tragedy strikes the area and Nick is accused Rosie must decided if her heart is with Nick, the outsider or with Silas, the good Amish boy.

As I sai I enjoy Amish Romance and Beverly Lewis in general but this book I felt lacked the normal page turning suspense that most of her books do. It even seemed to lack the romance that most of her books do. I wasn't swept into Amish country nor did I care which boy she ended up with. If yo have never read one of Beverly's books then skip this one and choose instead perhaps her Abram's daughters books. If you have read Beverly's books and you are a fan like I am then I think you will find this book to be a bit flat.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Vampires Drool! Zombies Rule! by Rusty Fischer

I have to say I really liked this book. It was really hard for me to put it down even if it was a young adult novel. I don't even really care for zombie novels but this one is one I will tell the young people in my life to read. I can't wait to read what happens next.
Lucy is a zombie who happens to attend high school. She will always look 17, the downside is she will always be in High School. She tries to blend in never breaking the Rules of being a Zombie. One day the school installs an automatic paper towel dispenser which is the beginning of the end for Lucy. Since it read your body heat and zombies don't have any she can't get a paper towel. When Fiona touches her , looks closely at her she decides to place an article in the school newspaper about Zombies in high school. The down side is that the article brings forth the zombie enforcers, and the vampires who all are willing to do whatever it takes to keep their secret safe from the world of the mortals or "Normals."
I have to admit the main reason I got this book was because it was a free read. It wasn't one that I would have normally picked up but I'm really glad I did. I enjoyed it and I feel that my niece will also enjoy the book so I am encouraging her to get a copy.