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Monday, November 11, 2019

A Deadly Deception

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Title : A Deadly Deception
Series: Constance Piper #3
Author: Tessa Harris
Genre: historical mystery
Pages:304
Kensington
August 27,2019
Rating: 5

Series:
1: The Sixth Victim
2:The Angel Markers

Author:
Tessa Harris
Tessa Harris

From the author's website:After studying History at Oxford University, I began my journalistic career on a newspaper in my home town of Louth, in Lincolnshire. I progressed onto a London newspaper, where I became women's editor. From there I moved to become a feature writer on Best magazine. After two years I was made editor of a regional arts and listings publication. This was followed by another two years as deputy editor on Heritage magazine. Motherhood meant a spell as a freelance, contributing to several national magazines, such as Country Homes & Interiors, Perfect Home and Woman's Journal, as well as newspapers such as The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. During this time I also worked as a literary publicist and for a documentary-making company. In 2005 I was made editor of Berkshire Life magazine.

In 2000 I won a European-wide screenplay writing competition run by the London Screenwriters' Workshop and the resulting screenplay was optioned by a film company. The script was set in 18th century London and my subsequent research led to the invention of Dr Thomas Silkstone, an American anatomist and the world's first forensic scientist.

Born
Louth, Lincolnshire, The United Kingdom

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The streets of Victorian London are clothed in shadows and secrets in Tessa Harris’s gripping new mystery featuring flower seller Constance Piper …
 
London, July 1889. Eight months have passed since the horrific murder of Mary Jane Kelly. The residents of Whitechapel have begun breathing easy again—daring to leave windows open and walk about at twilight. But when old Alice McKenzie is found dead, throat slashed from ear to ear, the whispers begin once more: Jack the Ripper is back.
 
Constance Piper, a flower seller with a psychic gift, was a friend to both women. With the supernatural help of her late mentor, Miss Emily Tindall, and her more grounded ally, police detective Thaddeus Hawkins, she uncovers links between the murders and a Fenian gang. The Fenians, committed to violence to further their goal of an independent Ireland, are also implicated in a vicious attack in which the Countess of Kildane’s uncle was killed. Could the Whitechapel murders be a ruse to make the British police look helpless?
 
Soon, Constance is called upon for help. But there are spies everywhere in the city, and a bomb plot intended to incur devastating carnage. And as Constance is fast discovering, the greatest evil may not lurk in the grimy alleys of the East End, but in a conspiracy that runs from Whitechapel to the highest office in the land.

My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes
Will I read more of this series? yes, in fact I'm so looking forward to the next one when it comes out.
Will I read more of this author? Yes
Every time I read this series, and it keeps getting better with each book, and the characters become more real, this author not only knows how to write but she also does her research for that time period which is the Victorian London and the setting of Jack the Ripper. That was other thing that drew me to this series and how will the author writes. Another thing is not only is this a historical mystery but it has a touch of the paranormal as well. And as your reading it the series is told in two different perspectives. Which is Constance and other one is Miss Emily Tindall. And the more you read the more you begin to understand that there is more going on behind the scenes then meets the eye but to find out what you have to read the series for yourself. With that said I want to think NetGalley and Kensington for letting me read and review it because this is one of my favorite series to read . 

November TBR Up

Main November TBR
Currently reading
LEVIATHAN by James Byron Huggins The Savage King (Lords of the Var, #1) by Michelle M. Pillow

Main November TBR


List 2
Will try and read these after list one is Done
J.A. Konrath Horror Trilogy - Three Scary Thriller Novels (Origin, The List, Haunted House) by J.A. Konrath My One and Only Cowboy (Meadow Valley, #1) by A.J. Pine The Ship of Dreams The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell Final Judgment (Samantha Brinkman #4) by Marcia Clark
A Duke in the Night (The Devils of Dover #1) by Kelly Bowen A Cowboy for Christmas (Rocky Mountain Riders, #6) by Sara Richardson
Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30) by J.D. Robb All I Want for Christmas Is You by Miranda Liasson Wicked Sinner (Dangerous Love, #2) by Stacey Kennedy
I See You (Criminal Profiler, #2) by Mary Burton Christmas with a Cowboy (Longhorn Canyon, #5) by Carolyn Brown Snowbound at Christmas by Debbie Mason


Podcast I'm listing to 
Nighttime: Ghost Stories Of Canada

Datetime :
Unsolved Murders : True Crime Stories 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Christmas in Harmony Harbor

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Title: Christmas In Harmony Harbor
Series: Harmony Harbor #9
Author: Debbie Mason
Genre: Romance
Rating: 5
Evangeline Christmas will do anything to save her year-round Christmas store, Holiday House, when high-powered real-estate developer Caine Elliot uses his money and influence to push through his competing property next door. When her last desperate attempt to stop him fails, she gambles everything on a proposition she prays the handsome, blue-eyed player can't refuse.


Caine agrees to Evie's bargain because how hard can it be to fulfill three wishes on the Angel Tree at Holiday House? The wishes have him reliving the Christmases of his past and taking part in the holiday festivities of Christmas present. But just when he begins to believe Evie might be his Christmas future, dark secrets from his past are revealed.


Will the last wish on the Angel Tree be enough to give Caine and Evie the happy ending they deserve

My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes
Will I read more of this series? Yes
Would I read more of this author? Yes
This is the second book by Debbie Mason I've read and I'm hooked on this series , it always brings a smile to my face when I'm reading one, and makes me want more of her books. Their always sweet and adorable and so much fun to read.Plus it's never too early to be reading Christmas books. Another thing I love about this one is that its mentions 2 of my favorite movies I grew up watching the Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life.So if your looking for a sweet and adorable christmas book that will give you all the feels then you need to check out this one , with that said I want to say thank you to NetGalley as well as Forever for sending me a copy of it and letting me once again fell back in love with her books. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Three Dog Night Blitz






Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty romance and suspense novels.  She has written several popular series, including The Dogfather, Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos, and the Bullet Catchers.

In addition to being an ten-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA™ Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne has won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense four times, as well as the Maggie, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.  
A mother of two but recent empty-nester, Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband.  She loves dogs, books, chocolate, and wine, especially all at the same time.  




THREE DOG NIGHT Author: Roxanne St. Claire Series: The Dogmothers #2 Release Date: November 8, 2019  
 About the Book  Alex Santorini puts his family first and foremost, and that’s going to keep him behind the grill at the family restaurant for the rest of his life, especially if his Greek grandmother has anything to say about it. But when a local winery needs a chef to step in to cook for a celebrity wedding, Alex jumps at the opportunity to showcase his culinary skills…and a chance to get closer to the winery owner who has captivated – and refused – his attention.  Grace Donovan is in a bind and knows that the answer to all her problems is one sexy Greek chef who has everything she needs…and everything that scares the hell out of her. Raised in a series of ever-changing foster homes, Grace has spent her life using science and logic to surround herself with protective walls. With all his passion and intensity, Alex could burn those walls down and, like everyone else in her life, leave her broken and alone.  As Alex and Grace join forces to land the wedding of the year, they also launch a search for the mother of a three puppies abandoned at the winery…only to discover a shocking connection to  Grace’s own mother and her shadowy past.  When the truth comes out, their romance faces its greatest test. Will Grace choose the family she’s wanted her whole life…or the love she may never find again?  







Winter

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Title: Winter
Author: M.Raiya
Genre: LGBTQIA Romance
Pages:
Rating :3
Outwardly happy with his life, inwardly Aster longs for a dom of his own: someone he can trust with his heart, body, and soul. Then while in Montreal, in the midst of a snowstorm, he meets a mysterious man, Vanor, who seems like a dream come true. He gives Aster the safe word 'winter' and their night together seems made of magic. But over breakfast the next morning, Vanor literally vanishes before his eyes. Shocked and confused, Aster returns helplessly home to Vermont.

Months later, Vanor appears on his balcony, naked and half-frozen, in the midst of a snowstorm. Shortly after, two men appear and snatch Vanor away—with dire threats of punishment if he escapes again, and Aster soon finds himself dragged into a world most humans are not supposed to know exists

My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes, but only to the ones who read  these types of books.
Would I read anything else by this author? Yes
First off I should say that this is an  LGBT QIA fantasy romance (m/m) and since it does have BDSM in the story it's also an erotic romance, so if you're not into that type of romance then this might not be for you. As for the story itself the author tells an  intriguing tale with flowing sensual prose, and intriguing characters. But there were times that the story felt a bit slow, and the world building while the idea was cool in its own way, it felt that there need to be a bit more to it. But overall I did enjoy the story as well as the characters. With that said I want to thank NetGalley for letting me read and review it .

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Cowboy To The Rescue

Cowboy to the Rescue (Meadow Valley)
Title: Cowboy To the Rescue
Series: Meadow Valley Novella
Author: A.J.Pine
Genre: romance
pages:119
Forever Yours
September 3rd ,2019
Rating: 4.5
All designer Ivy Serrano wants is a fresh start. But instead, her Meadow Valley homecoming includes an electrical fire, a trashed custom dress, and a very handsome fireman who knows how to push all her buttons. Lieutenant Carter Bowen may set off sparks of his own, but the last thing Ivy needs now is town gossip . . . or to risk loving another firefighter.

New to small-town living, Carter is determined to prove himself, both at the station and at the fledgling dude ranch where he volunteers. That means no mistakes, no distractions, and definitely no Ivy. Yet there's something about the sassy shop owner that he just can't resist. As things heat up between them, Carter's more certain than ever that she's the one. But can he convince her they have a future worth fighting for.

My thoughts
Would I recommend it ? Yes
Would I read more by this author? Yes
Would I continue with the series? Yes
For a novella it's a great way to introduce a new series , and set up the story , in this one you meet Ivy and Carter who has instant connection but both knows that they can't fell for one another because of his job and his just starting over but the heart wants what the heart wants no matter how hard you fight.Another thing I loved about this story was how nicely balance it is with humor, heart, and a little bit of steam. With that said I want to thank NetGalley as well as Forever for letting me read and review it.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fireborne

Title : Fireborne
Series :The Aurelian Cycle #1
Author: Rosaria Munda
Genre : young adult fantasy
Pages : 448
Rating:4.5
Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragon riders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragon fire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragon riding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.


My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes
Would I continue with the series? Yes
Would I read more by this author? Yes
Told in dual point of view you see the story come to live before your very eyes, the characters, the world, everything, you find out that there was a brutal revolution that happened and that everything changed,  and with that changed came a new time when everyone no matter who they are could test to see if they have what it takes to be dragon riders. As for the story itself the plot was so well thought out and detailed, that I had no trouble understand what was going on and the even though the world building was slow it was through explained in away that it brought the story even more to life . It's a story that's about good vs evil, right or wrong and friendships vs the family that we are born into . And our choices . With that said I want to thank NetGalley for letting me read it and review it .