Reviews

The Final Days Of Magic – J.D. Horn

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Witches Of New Orleans #3
J.D. Horn
18th June 2019

The war between witches reaches its terrifying climax in the final book in Wall Street Journal bestselling author J.D. Horn’s spellbinding trilogy.

Once caged in an illusory realm by blood relatives, Alice Marin has been freed into a world where the last remnants of magic are quickly passing away. Dissolving with them is the unity among witches…and their sanity. Grappling with the revelations of her true parentage—and her burgeoning relationship with Nathalie Boudreau, a psychic with her own demons—Alice and her allies, both living and dead, must draw on every skill they possess. It’s the only way to defeat the destructive forces borne of the horrifying history of Alice’s own family. That means unlocking the final secrets of The Book of Unwinding.

Now, on the longest night of the year, the streets of New Orleans will become a battleground as Alice and the few she can trust engage in a war amid the final days of magic. But the revelations that lie ahead may be too dark to escape.

REVIEW – Book 3 in a paranormal series that really brings out from the book the sense and feel of the city of New Orleans. These books most certainly need reading in order and are worth it if you are a paranormal fan. For me i can take paranormal books sometimes so i have to spread out my reading of them otherwise i become blah with them. This book i give a solid 3 stars but for the overall series i give 4 stars. A very good series and book 3 adequately brings the story to a satisfying conclusion. Not my number 1 book in the series but it is always hard to end series with everyone satisfied. 

The Passengers – John Marrs

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John Marrs
30th May 2019

Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide.

When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.

The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife – and parents of two – who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem?

REVIEW – First time reading this authors work and i was well and truly captivated by the story. Being set in the not too distant future made this story seem more vivid, i am not a fan of science fiction books but this was almost a dystopian way of locating the story. Especially with the social media side of the story, it goes to show how much life can be influenced and sometimes the thrilling but also tragic consequences. I don’t want to spoil the story but know that this book is well worth a read and i found the premise captivating

The Initiation – Nikki Sloane

The Initiation
Filthy Rich Americans #2
Nikki Sloane
28th May 2019

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The Initiation, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by USA Today bestselling author Nikki Sloane.

No one knows how new members are selected to the board of Hale Banking and Holding. But there are rumors of a sordid rite of initiation.

Whispers how one woman and nine men disappear into a boardroom.

This time, that woman will be me.

The Hale family owns everything—the eighth largest bank in the world, everyone in our town, even the mortgage on my parents’ mansion. And now Royce Hale wants to own me.

He is charming. Seductive. Ruthless. But above all, he’s the prince of lies. My body may tighten with white-hot desire under his penetrating gaze, but I refuse to enjoy it.

I’ll make a deal with the devil to save my family and sell myself to the Hales. But Royce will never own my heart.

REVIEW – What have i just read?!?! This book takes you on and sexy but also demanding ride. Demanding because i read the book feeling the only character i trusted was Marist everyone else i began to feel uneasy with as it was hard at times to judge their motives. But you now what i liked this also because it kept me intrigued and on my toes. The sexy and erotic scenes where jaw dropping, I have read other Nikki Sloane books and wow!! she certainly knows how to make you hot under the collar but also debate how far the characters will go in their desires for themselves but desires to succeed. The ending of this book was like noooo!! i could not believe it and now i am eagerly awaiting book 2

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Excerpt:

Every pair of eyes in the restaurant was on us as we were led to our table for dinner.

Probably not every pair, but God, it felt that way.

“Is it just me,” I asked over the top of my menu, “or is everyone staring at us?”

Royce was indifferent. “They’re staring at you.”

His statement rattled me. “Why?”

“Because you’re here with me.” His gaze never lifted to mine, like he couldn’t be

bothered. “Or more likely, because you’re fucking gorgeous. Who knows?”

Breath halted in my lungs. “You can’t just say shit like that.”

The leather-bound menu holder dropped onto the table with a thud, and I was met with the full power of Royce’s irritated stare. “That you’re beautiful? You are. Get over it.”

Dismay twisted my lips into a frown. “Please, don’t. I don’t need bullshit lines from

someone like you.”

“It’s not a line, and . . . someone like me?” More annoyance darted through his eyes, but intrigue too. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

How was I going to put it into words? “You’re a ‘haver.’ I mean, you could have any

woman in this room if you wanted, and probably some of the guys too. You’re young, hot, and filthy rich.”

His irritation vanished. It was replaced with an arrogant expression that said none of this was news to him. I pushed forward, gathering steam.

“Me?” I said. “I’m a ‘have-not.’ I’m sure you didn’t intend for it to happen, but when you said I was a nobody, you made it true. No one will touch me.”

“I touched you.”

He was immune to my scorching glare. “You wanted to know why I was still a virgin last year. Well, there’s your answer. You’re the reason, Royce. Nobody would be caught dead with me.”

He considered the accusation I’d lobbed at him. “You’re wrong,” he said finally. “I was

aware what was going to happen. It’s exactly why I said it.”

My head turned into a void. “What?”

He leaned over the table to ensure he had my full attention. “I saw you at the bar with

your sister that night. You were swaying to the music, all happy, and pretty, and it pissed me off.

My father had already laid out plans for me. I was supposed to be with Emily, but that wasn’t what I wanted.”

I clenched the menu in my hands. I sensed where he was going, but I couldn’t wrap my head around it. My heart chugged along, thumping loudly in my ears.

“So, yeah. I knew you were behind me when I called you a nobody. I did it on purpose,

because I couldn’t stand you with anyone else. I wanted you for myself.”

“Oh, my God.” My body flushed hot, although I didn’t know if it was with anger or

excitement, or a deadly combination of the two.

About Nikki:

USA Today bestselling author Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there.

Now she lives in Kentucky, is married and has two sons. She is a three-time Romance Writers of America RITA© Finalist, a Passionate Plume winner, a HOLT Medallion finalist, and couldn’t be any happier that people enjoy reading her sexy words.

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Smitten By The Brit – Melonie Johnson

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Sometimes In Love #2
Melonie Johnson
28th May 2019

DEFINITELY, MAYBE…OR LOVE, ACTUALLY? 

English professor Bonnie Blythe expects her life to play out like her favorite novels, especially now that her long-term boyfriend has finally proposed. So when a shocking discovery leads Bonnie to end her engagement, she decides to close the book on love. But the plot thickens when a brand-new character enters the scene—and quickens Bonnie’s heart.

With his brilliant blue eyes, sexy accent, and irresistible charm, Theo Wharton is like a romantic hero straight out of a Jane Austen novel. When fate places Bonnie in England for a summer—conveniently close to Theo—she realizes a hot friends-with-benefits fling is exactly what she needs to start a fresh chapter. Just as Bonnie begins to believe she’s falling in love, an eye-opening revelation into Theo’s life makes Bonnie feel like she’s wandered into one of her favorite books. Will Bonnie have the courage to risk her heart and turn the page with the dashing Brit to find her true happy ending after all?

REVIEW – What a fun and refreshing book, this story is filled with heartbreak, new love and romance and plenty of fun and quirky conversations by the characters to each other and in their own minds. The second book i have read by this author and i have to say Theo from this story is all sorts of sexy book boyfriend material with a huge dose of chivalry in and for once not too over the top alpha male which i loved. Bonnie is a delight so fun and you really connect with her i found. Well worth a read on your summer hols.

The Never Game – Jeffrey Deaver

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Colter Shaw #1
Jeffrey Deaver

From the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, the first novel in a thrilling new series! 

Colter Shaw is an itinerate “reward-seeker,” traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. When he learns of a reward for a missing college student in Silicon Valley, he takes the job. The investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of Silicon Valley and the cutthroat billion-dollar video gaming industry–and then a second kidnapping happens…and this victim turns up dead. The clues soon point to one video game, The Never Game, in which the player has to survive after being left abandoned. Is a madman bringing that game to life? If so, Shaw has to stop him before he strikes again…and before he figures out that Shaw is on his trail. 

REVIEW – A truly thrilling story that delves deep into murder and mystery and Silicon Valley.  As this is the first book in the series we learn the back story to our lead and meet some surprising twists. It will be hard to fill the shoes of Deaver’s previous lead characters but i have certainty Shaw will do just that as i am eagerly awaiting book 2