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Zack: Armed and Dangerous by Cheyenne Mccray
Zack: Armed and Dangerous

Larena, July 18, 2015

Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Douglas, Arizona

Ten years ago Sky MacKenna had her heart broken by Zack Hunter who was a bad boy. Since then Sky hasn’t been able to find a man that sets her on fire the way he did. Suddenly he comes back into her life, sexier, bigger and badder than ever.

Zack Hunter works for Immigration and Customs Enforcement as an agent. What he never expected was to be lead back to his small hometown by that job. He also never expected to see Sky again. The stupidest thing he ever did was leaving her behind. This time he is determined to keep her. Zack makes his intention very clear when he sets eyes on Sky again.

Zack is investigating a case that Sky ends up entangled in which makes him take the threat personally. Their passion burns hotter than even as the danger mounts.

This is a great romantic suspense that provides plenty of suspects and will keep the reader guessing just who is behind what is going on. It is easy to get sucked into the story as the plot is well written and moves along at a fast pace. While the story starts out in the present the history between Sky and Zack are explained in such a way that the story keeps flowing very smoothly and the reader never gets lost in what is happening. The suspense doesn’t stop until the very end of the story and readers will hate that the story is done. With this story it is a good idea to keep a glass of ice cold water nearby.
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Taken by Passion: King of Hearts by Jaymie Holland

Larena, July 18, 2015

Contemporary Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Alice O’Brien has been cheated on yet again and no longer believes she’ll find a Prince Charming. She decides she is just going to enjoy men and not risk her heart again.

Suddenly she leaves her familiar home in San Francisco when she literally falls down a rabbit hole. She lands in a world that is both strange and beautiful. She also meets shapeshifting brothers, that are all fierce and irresistible. Jarronn, though is that and also powerful and dominant.

Jarronn has deliberately lured Alice to his realm because of the draw of a card foretelling his kingdom’s future. He hopes by doing so he will avert a danger that is threatening his people. His intention to save his kingdom is with his and Alice’s bond of passion. Nothing will stop him from making Alice his Queen of Hearts.

This takes Alice in Wonderland and turns it on it head and inside out. It also makes for a book that is very hard to put down once readers start it. The world building is fun and full of wonder that makes for an amazing read. The characters are relatable and move the story along very well. Watching Alice start out in one place and ending up in another makes for an intriguing story. Readers will want to read the other books in the series just to see how everything turns out. This is also one book that having a glass of ice water nearby would be a very good idea.
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Larena, July 18, 2015

Contemporary and Historical Time-Travel Paranormal YA

Florida & Wales, England

Jacob is a sixteen-year-old that is set on a journey when a horrific family tragedy strikes. He goes to a remote island off the coast of Wales and discovers a crumbling ruin that was once Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The more Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways the more he finds that Miss Peregrine’s children were much more than just peculiar. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island as they might have been dangerous and where there for a very good reason. Even more impossible is the fact that they might actually still be alive.

This is a story that takes photographs and remarkable story telling to a level that makes for a book that will have readers eating it up. While there is a bit of a cliffhanger it still proves to be a story worth reading and will have readers eagerly getting the next book just to see what will happen next. The book is very different and with the photographs in it and it transports readers to another place. It will be interesting to see just where the journey of the books will take readers. While it is a young adult book adults will enjoy this one just as much as teens will. This one will also end up on many keeper shelves.

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Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones
Fifth Grave Past the Light

Larena, July 11, 2015

Contemporary, Paranormal Romance

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Charley Davidson isn’t a run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She leans more towards paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. Unfortunately she gets sidetracked when Reyes Farrow moves in next door especially with him being the sexy, sultry son of Satan. If that wasn’t enough things get even more complicated when he is her main suspect in an arson case. Charley is determined to stay away from him until she finds out the truth. At least that was her plan until dead women start showing up in her apartment one after the other. Each one confused, lost and terrified beyond reason. Soon Charley has no choice but to ask Reyes for help when it becomes apparent that the serial killer’s next target is her sister, Gemma. Reyes may be an arsonist but he is also the only man that can protect Gemma no matter what is headed her way. There is a price to pay for that protection. Reyes wants one thing, Charley. Body and soul. That is price Charley is willing to pay to keep her sister safe.

This is a series that gets better and better with each book. Neither the laughs nor the action stop and it keeps the book moving along at a very fast pace. This is one book that readers will find very hard to put down and just might finish in one sitting. Charley is a very fun and interesting character that will have readers wishing they could know her in real life. Everyone could use a Charley in their life. The story will also have readers wanting to read the next book just to see what happens next to Charley as wherever Charley is trouble is sure to follow.
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Hacker #1: Hardwired: The Hacker Series #1 by Meredith Wild
Hacker #1: Hardwired: The Hacker Series #1

Larena, July 11, 2015

Contemporary Romance


Erica Hathaway learned early on how to make it on her own and is determined to overcome her difficult past. Now just days after her college graduation she is face-to-face with a panel of investors that will either make or break her fledgling start-up business. She thought she was prepared until she finds herself going weak in the knees for an investor that is both arrogant and gorgeous and who seems determined to derail her presentation.

Blake Landon is a billionaire that is also rumored to be a hacker. He has made his fortune in software and is used to getting whatever he wants. Since Erica first stepped into his boardroom he has wanted to possess her and is captivated by her drive and unassuming beauty. Blake is determined to win Erica over by fighting for her trust and breaking down her defenses and if he needs to sacrifice a level of control that he has grown accustomed to he will.

Blake ends up uncovering a dark secret from Erica’s past and now not only is her trust threatened but also the life she has fought hard to create.

This is the start of a series that proves to be very interesting and hard to put down. Seeing how the characters get past their hang ups to have a relationship together is very satisfying and will keep the reader turning the pages just to see what will happen next. The plot while similar to other books still manages to be different and makes for a story that will have readers wanting to read the next book to see just what will happen next. It does end in a cliffhanger but it still works well with the overall story line. This is one book that is worth checking out.
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