Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Business of Love

Title: The Business of Love
Author: Anna James
Publisher: Samhain
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts: Parts were good (such as the vandalism and burglary); parts were not (such as the pregnancy scare).  This lead to a very uneven read.

Rating: 3 stars

Stacking the Shelves: 11/27-12/3

Won:
Dark Hope by Monica McGurk
Dark Before Dawn by Monica McGurk

Received in Novembers's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
Sexiest Man Alive by M. Clarke
A Stroke of Luck by Audra North
Highway Thirteen to Manhattan by Kourtney Heintz
Tree of Life and Death by Elizabeth Ashby & Gin Jones
Maid Under the Mistletoe by Mauren Child
Size Matters by Alison Bliss
Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Received in Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss's LE Christmas Box:
His Jingle Bell Princess by Barbara Dunlop
The Omen Days by J. T. Ellison
Christmas in Eternity Springs by Emily March
A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay
Mistletoe Between Friends/The Snowflake Inn by Samantha Chase
Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason
Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle

Monday, November 28, 2016

Unconscious Knowledge

Title: Unconscious Knowledge
Author: Beaird Glover
Publisher: Open
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Just not my cup of tea.  Too much bizarre and senseless violence.

Rating: 2 stars

The Salvation of Gabriel Adam

Title: The Salvation of Gabriel Adam
Author: S. L. Duncan
Publisher: Medallion
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: While this is the middle of a trilogy and not a stand alone, it was pretty easy to figure out the story and become engaged.

Rating: 3 stars

Conquistador of the Night Lands

Title: Conquistador of the Night Lands
Author: Robin Wyatt Dunn
Publisher: John Ott
ISBN: 978-1-940830-10-0
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Just as slipstream as the other novels I have read by Dunn, but this was a little more sci-fi instead of fantasy.
Rating: 2 stars

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Holiday Mystery Short Story Bundle

Title: Holiday Mystery Short Story Bundle
Author: Gemma Halliday, Leslie Langtry, Gin Jones, Janel Gradowski, Jennifer L. Hart, Kelly Rey, Kerri Nelson, Traci Andrighetti, & Jennifer Fischetto
Publisher: Gemma Halliday
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts: This collection contains short stories/novellas from nine cozy mystery series.  All but the first story were cozies (the first was just plain romantic comedy), but I enjoyed some better than others.
 
Rating: 3 stars

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Title: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 978-0-316-04392-2
Why Read?: Book Club

Thoughts: A very interesting and deep world, but a little slow moving and confusing in parts.
 
Rating: 3 stars