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Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson) by Darynda Jones
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson)

Larena, January 7, 2015

Contemporary, Suspense, Romance

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Charley Davidson is the grim reaper though she has been trying to avoid her destiny which refuses to be denied.

Being the grim reaper can be quite grim at times. Charley has taken a couple of months off to wallow in self-pity as her last case went very wrong. Charley forces herself to rise above her self-pity or at least get dressed when a woman shows up on her doorstep because the woman is convinced someone is trying to kill her. Charley knows something is off when everyone that knows the woman tries to tell Charley that the woman is insane. The more the people dispute the story the more Charley is convinced it is true.

Meanwhile, Reyes Farrow, also known as the sexy, sultry son of Satan is finally out of prison and out of Charley’s life. Which was what she wished for and after several perfectly timed death threats. Though his absence has put a crimp in her sex life. Charley is having a hard time staying away even with other considerations like the fact that Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist. What makes everything worse is that Reyes might be involved too.

Just when Charley thought her life was getting back to normal.

This is one series that just keeps getting better and better. The characters create a lot of humor which will have readers hungering for more. The pace is fast and keeps the reader guessing just what is going on until the very end. Charley is a heroine that makes for a great read. It will also have readers wanting a Charley in their lives to liven things up. This is a very unique storyline that makes for great reading and will have readers staying up all night just to finish each book as they will hate to put them down. It will also have readers wondering what next will happen to Charley. This is one series that is not to miss.
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The Chronicles of Steele: Raven: A Steampunk Fantasy Novel by Pauline Creeden

Larena, December 21, 2014

Reaper Tenants:
All human lives are valuable.
The poor are just as valuable as someone rich and living in a manor.
The scoundrel and the saint are equal in value.
For these reasons for every life a reaper takes they must redeem one.

Raven has lived by the first tenant of a reaper since she was first trained by her father. Though since she lost her father she has spent the time redeeming the different lives she has taken. Now by her count she is even and she can now put the assassin life behind her. She thinks she can feel human again if she settles down and becomes a wife. On the way to the life she thinks she wants she is given a new task to complete by the baron of New Haven. It is a task she just can’t ignore. Just when she thought she was done with the life of an assassin she ends up pulled back in.

This is a fun book with all the elements that makes for a great steampunk novel. The action keeps coming right up until the very last page. The characters are interesting and keep the story moving at a fast pace that makes for a book that is hard to stop reading. With all the twists and turns that the story takes it will have readers wondering just what will happen next. Readers will not be disappointed with the twists and turns. The heroine is strong and determined and makes for a very likable character. It will also leave readers wanting more from this world and from the characters.
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This Man (This Man) by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man (This Man)

Larena, December 6, 2014

London, England

Ava O’Shea is a young interior designer. She never expected what she found at the Manor. Ava thought she was just doing a run-of-the mill consultation with a stodgy country gentleman. What she finds instead is Jesse Ward, a pleasure-seeking playboy who is devastatingly handsome and utterly confident and who has absolutely no boundaries. Ava doesn’t want to be attracted to Jesse, but she has an overwhelming desire for him that she has no control over. Her instincts are telling her to run and she knows that her heart isn’t going to survive Jesse. What she doesn’t count on is Jesse refusing to let her go. Jesse is determined to have her.

This is the first book in a trilogy that starts out very hot. If the other books live up to this one this is going to be one trilogy that will be a very hot read. The characters are well written and complex. The reader learns more about Jesse as Ava learns about him. The story takes a few twists and turns that keeps the story moving very well. The story ends with a bit of a cliffhanger that will have readers wanting to read the other books to find out just what happens with Ava and Jesse. The story pulls the reader in and keeps them reading until the very end. It also has some humor that keeps the story from being too heavy throughout the story. It gives the reader breaks from the more emotional parts of the story. It will definitely have readers wanting to check out more from this author.
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Harlequin Intrigue #1528: The Hunk Next Door by Debra Webb
Harlequin Intrigue #1528: The Hunk Next Door

Larena, November 20, 2014

Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

Belclare, Maryland

While the town is celebrating the season of hope it seems someone isn’t enjoying the season and is out for blood. Abigail Jensen is the police chief and she is determined to keep her town safe from harm. She is also trying to avoid falling too hard for the new guy next door, Riley. Abigail has to decide who she can trust because trusting the wrong person, especially someone with deep secrets, can be deadly.

Riley O’Brien is an agent with the CIA’s covert Specialist task force and he is on a mission. He needs to protect a small-town cop from a terrorist. No matter what. He has traded his identity for an undercover guise. Riley is a handyman which is all part of the plan. What isn’t part of the plan is getting too close to Abigail on both a personal and passionate level.

This is a great romantic suspense story that starts out fast and doesn’t stop until the very end. The characters are complex and interesting and make for a story that is hard to put down. As the clues and story unfold it makes for a story that pulls readers in and they try to figure out just what everyone’s angle is and who can be trusted. The reader never knows what will happen next and how everything will turn out. This is the start of a spin off series that will have readers that haven’t read the original series wanting to read that and also want to read the other books in this series. This is a different romantic suspense series that makes for a read that is hard to forget even when the reader is done with the book.

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A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
A Beautiful Dark

Larena, November 12, 2014

Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult


The night that Skye turns seventeen she meets two very different and enigmatic strangers. Their appearance in her life also manages to send it into a tail spin. Asher is dark and wild and Devin is his complete opposite being fair and aloof. The only thing Skye knows about them is that their presence seems to coincide with several strange events that are happening. She doesn’t know what they want from her or why they seem to follow her everywhere.

Skye ends up discovering a secret in the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter night. A secret that threatens to shatter the world she has always known. She is falling for Asher and yet can’t seem to stay away from Devin which is tearing her apart. What she soon finds out is that her choice will end up reaching farther than the three of them could begin to imagine.

This is the start of a series that starts out fast and pulls the reader into the story without letting go even after the last page is reached. The characters are well written and intriguing. The story slowly unfolds in such a way that it makes it very hard to put the book down until the reader finds out what is exactly going on. While it ends on a cliffhanger it proves to work with the story line and will have readers eagerly wanting to read the next book in the series. The story also takes some great twists and turns to keep the reader on the edge of their seats. This is one book worth checking out. It is also a book that while it seems to be lengthy once the readers starts they will find that they quickly reach the end long before they are ready too.
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