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Review: Logan’s Leap

Logan's Leap
Logan’s Leap by JJ Ellis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Logan’s Leap in the second in the Harper’s Rock series by husband/wife writing team JJ and TA Ellis. I loved the first in this series, Russell’s Return, and I am just as thrilled with this second story. I love how these authors tie together the characters from the series along with characters from the Alaskan Ambush series. It is like revisiting old friends.

In this second tale, we focus… Continue reading

Review: Born of Fury

Born of Fury
Born of Fury by Sherrilyn Kenyon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am such a huge fan of The League series – it appeals to both my love of a good science fiction story, as well as my softness toward a good romance with a happily ever after. This story has both. It was good to finally read Dancer Hauk’s story, and Sumi is a great match for this fierce warrior. I really enjoyed the in-depth look in Andarion… Continue reading

Review: Spider Woman’s Daughter

Spider Woman's Daughter
Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure whether to put 3 or 4 stars, but it is probably a 3.5.

I am a huge fan on Tony Hillerman, and I was so excited that his daughter Anne had decided to pick up with the characters. I really enjoyed getting to see Bernie, Chee and Leaphorn, although I had really wanted to see more of Leaphorn. I did like how this story ties… Continue reading

Review: Russell’s Return

Russell's Return
Russell’s Return by JJ Ellis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Russell’s Return in the first book in a new series by authors TA and JJ Ellis. This husband and wife team have once again created characters that are dimensional and likeable. Russell and Emily, along with all the brothers, are people that I could see myself sitting down and having lunch with. I also really enjoy seeing glimpses of characters from the Sunset Destiny series. The families tie together… Continue reading

Review: Blind-sided

Blind-sided
Blind-sided by T. Hammond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the things I love the best about author T. Hammond is the way she writes her characters. They are so multifaceted and full of depth that they really come alive. Reading one of her stories really draws a reader in, and you feel like you are part of a conversation with old friends. Of course, how could you not like Red, the precocious German shepherd dog?

This is… Continue reading

Review: Shades of Pink

Shades of Pink
Shades of Pink by Kallysten
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shades of Pink is an annual charity anthology of romance short stories, with all stories having an underlying theme of “pink” in them. One of the many wonderful things about buying this set of tales is that the proceeds go toward Breast Cancer research! I applaud author Kallysten for heading up this endeavor every year, and a wan to give a huge thanks to all of the contributing authors.… Continue reading

Review: The Mechanikals

The Mechanikals
The Mechanikals by John Dodds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Mechanikals by John Dodds is a wonderful Steampunk adventure! The story follows the adventures of a young lad named Edwin, who becomes an unwitting hero and part of an almost superhero-type group of people called The Mchanikals. The purpose of this group is to fend of the growing army of Selkies, led by a villain known as Mr. Asphyx, while the general population thinks the country is going… Continue reading

Review: Oni

Oni
Oni by John Dodds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story Oni, by author John Dodds, is a different take on traditional Japanese fairy tales. It is set in ancient Japan and mixes characters from their mythology well into a story that offers both adventure and romance. The main character is Chen Shu, a young bandit turned a most reluctant novice monk. He has taken refuge in a monastery to escape the villainous Zhu Ki, the leader of the… Continue reading

Review: The Heart of Alaska

The Heart of Alaska
The Heart of Alaska by J.J. Ellis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I almost hesitate to call The Heart of Alaska a prequel to the Sunset Destiny series by author JJ Ellis. It is in fact the story of how the parents of the Mannon siblings (the characters the Sunset Destiny series is based on) met and fell in love. The mom and dad are Ethan and Charlotte Mannon, and their story is truly a stand alone novel. This… Continue reading

Review: The Lost Centurion

The Lost Centurion
The Lost Centurion by Monica La Porta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lost Centurion from the Immortals series is the first book that I have read from author Monica La Porta. She reminds me a bit of Sherrilyn Kenyon, and I do mean that as a compliment. Her characters have depth and carry scars and issues from horrific pasts, but still retain their honor and sense of right.

This is the story of an ancient Roman soldier named… Continue reading