Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2) by Darynda Jone


Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2)Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars






Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans


When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously?

After dragging Charley out the door and trying unsuccessfully to stuff her into a trunk—mostly ‘cause Charley pitches a fit—Cookie finally explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. After a brief investigation, Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. They head to the parking lot only to be accosted by a frantic husband with a gun. After some soothing words and a few deep breathing exercises, the husband, aka Warren Jacobs, hires Charley to find his wife. He explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.

Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?



My thoughts....


I have to say this is one of the best books I have read in a really long time.This book was a page turner from the beginning to the end sit on your seat of the pants kind of book wondering what is going to happen next.Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans with cohort Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan). Charley has supernatural powers that allow her see people and cross them over and into the light just like the Ghost Whisper show on TV.Charley uses her powers for only good and is like a private investigator when her friend Mimi comes to her to help her find her missing friend.While the two start there investigation the find that the missing disappearance to there friend is connected to and event that happen years ago when she was a kid.All those connected with that night are ending up dead. As usual Charley is attracting attention and somebody is trying to kill her.Reyes is always close by  and seems to be there for her whenever she is in danger .Reyes has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. Reyes is in love with Charlie and will do everything he can to protect her and if dying does that he will gladly make that sacrifice but not only does her want to protect Charlie Reyes doesn't want the other demons using him as a portal hole and reeking havoc in our world.The chemistry between Reyes and Charley is so heart felt she just melts in his arms from his kisses. Not sure how this happens as he is a ghost but, boy is she experiencing the effects from great love making and taking us readers along for the blissful ride.Charley's investigation takes readers on one hell of a ride.She is persistent and has faith that she will be able to find out what happened to Mimi's friends in the meantime getting caught up in various dangerous situations she will find out what a special she was given as she sees it as a curse now and finding that she has more powers that she even new they just needed to be tested. I am rooting for her and Reyes but it won't be and easy ride there is plenty of heart beak ahead for this couple but I am rooting for a happening ever after.Second book in the series as I missed the first I ordered it.I am going to love this new series. I just happened to see this book at my local library and decided to pick it up as I never heard of this author before and now that I have I am hooked. A recommended read for all!









Never Cry Wolf by Cynthia Eden

Never Cry Wolf (Night Watch, #4)Never Cry Wolf by Cynthia Eden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars







RUNNING WITH A DANGEROUS CROWD

Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He's big, he's strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can't handle. Of course, that's because his predatory instincts are no metaphor--he's a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf, tough enough to fight his way to dominance over the scariest pack on the West Coast. There's only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent.



Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse--it's the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she's not quite as innocent as she'd like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn't stop stoking Sarah's animal lust, it's only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed...





My Thoughts and Review....





Lucas Simone is big, he's strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can't handle. Of course, that's because he's a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf. There's only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent. Sarah comes to the Alpha wolf Lucas for help. She's a charmer who can talk to wolves. She's on the run from her ex-boyfriend, a wolf shifter named Rafe who hurt her during rough sex.Lucas is in trouble and Sarah comes to his aid when he is arrested giving him an alibi pretending to be his girl.Lucas plays along with her game but there is a price she want him to protect her from Rafe and who ever is trying to kill her.She is just not ordinary girl  she come with a very complicated past.Her one secret is she charmer and can talk to wolves and get into there minds.This makes Lucas Alpha pack nervous as hell.The attraction between Sarah and Lucas is somewhat fierce from the get go.He can't keep his hands of her and is falling head over hell and resisting it all the way.This story takes you on one hell of a rider with all the twist and turns and goings on.Lucas learning there is a trade among his pack almost destroys him. And you will see the amount of pain and pleasure on with go through to save the one they love even bargain with the devil.An the sexual scenes in this book are super hot!!!!!This book is a keeper and I am loving this series so far.I have to say that I haven't read them in any special order and I have not gotten lost they all just blend together not like other series if you don't read in sequence it is very confusing.Cynthia has a new fan to follow her on her journey of writing.A Recommend to all a mix of erotica and paranormal all wrapped up in one book!






The Mountains Bow Down (Raleigh Harmon Mystery #4) by Sibella Giorello



5 Star Read

Everything's going to work out. Time away always makes things better . . .


That's what FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harmon believes as she boards a cruise to Alaska. A land of mountains and gems and minerals, the Last Frontier is a dream destination for this forensic geologist who's hoping to leave behind a hectic work schedule and an engagement drained of romance.


But when a passenger goes missing and winds up dead, Raleigh's vacation suddenly gets lost at sea. The ship's security chief tries to rule the death a suicide, but Raleigh's forensics background points to a much darker conclusion: Somewhere on board, a ruthless murderer walks free.


Engulfed by one of her toughest cases yet, Raleigh requests assistance from the FBI and receives her nemesis-handsome Special Agent Jack Stephanson. As the cruise ship sails through the Inside Passage, Raleigh has five days to solve a high-profile murder, provide consultation for a movie filming onboard, and figure out her increasingly complicated feelings for Jack-who might not be as arrogant as she originally thought.


And that's only her work life. Family offers even more challenges. Joined on the cruise by her mother and aunt, Raleigh watches helplessly as disturbing rifts splinter her family.


Like the scenery that surrounds the cruise ship, Raleigh discovers a�mystery so daunting�that even the mountains might bow down before it.


ebook, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Nelson, Thomas, Inc. (first published February 17th 2011)

ISBN
140168548X (ISBN13: 9781401685485)
primary language
English
series
Raleigh Harmon Mystery #4

My thoughts and Review

Wow! Just happened to pick this book up at the library because the cover and Bio intrigued me and glad I did.This story was a go getter from the beginning.Raleigh is on a cruise to Alaska as she is supposed to be getting some relaxation when she is not working with a picture company filming there.Her vacation plans are blown to hell right from the beginning as she walks upon a dead body hanging over the ship that seems like a suicide but, upon further investigations it looks to be foul play.Being a FBI agent she dives right in the investigation. She calls her boss at home and he sends an agent to assist her.Her assistant seems to be a distraction for he a bit as they seem to have have had past encounters which your are not quite certain were good or bad.Raleigh being a FBI agent is also a gemologist which will help in solving this crime along the way.

You could not help but love Raleigh's character she was a take charge kind of gall.There was so much going on in this story you had to pay attention because, things happened rather quickly.I can say that at any point in this story I did not had a clear suspicious thought about who the killer was.In this story there were so many twists and turns that one clue or clues never really pointed to anyone in particular at any given moment which kept me turning the pages to find out what happen next.

Book was very intriguing as Raleigh took you with her on her journey to solve this crime. I have to say it was a surprise ending for me learning at the tail end of the story to learn who dun-it the suspense was killing me. Totally enjoyable read for me a good mystery to pass the time to. I will be looking into Sibella's past novels to read for sure...

A Recommend read for all....





A Way To A Dragon's Heart by Xakara



A Top Pick




A Way To A Dragon's Heart by Xakara

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Available @ http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-awaytoadragon039sheart-625292-140.html

Categories: Paranormal, Shapeshifter, Multiple Partners



This was a phenomenally entertaining paranormal read. Xakara has managed to create a completely in depth world, with rules, laws, and of course characters that you wouldn't normally find in an erotic romance novel or novella. I sincerely hope she decides to expand on this world as there are so many secondary characters I met that I would love to see settle down with one or more mates.



Kryssa Drake is a Dragon Shifter (pure blooded) from an old family. Her last boyfriend (two years ago) asked her to marry him but he ended up hurting her far worse than anyone thought (can't spoil that plot line).  She's decided to focus on her career and gave herself five years to get to a point where she can take a sabbatical around the world. Turns out twenty-plus hour work days help put her a couple years ahead of schedule, but she still has no desire to date.



Xander Luciano has been having lunch with Kryssa for two years. He's not only in love with her, but also with his flighty "itchy footed" lover Caleb.  Kryssa seems to enjoy living vicariously through Xander and Caleb and genuinely loves them both, but Caleb has a secret (a good one!) and is ready to settle down. Now he only needs Xander to realize Caleb won't hurt him again, and Kryssa to realize that the two of them are exactly what she needs.


This was a hot book.  I loved that all of the characters were so detailed and fully fleshed out.  I could see each clearly and loved them for all their traits, both good and bad.  Xakara did a great job creating extremely hot scenes and the ending was beautiful and left it open for discussion... Nope, not telling you what that means! I highly recommend A Way to a Dragon's Heart and any future Therian World novels.