The Girls Across the Bay by Emerald O’Brien is a great opening for the The Knox and Sheppard Mysteries series. O’Brien has an interesting way of writing that makes the clues hide behind his descriptive writing style. I was gripping my kindle as I was reading because I was so wrapped up in the story I forgot my surroundings. The story is about two foster girls Madigan and Grace, who became sisters. There was a situation and the girls were split up and was raised in different homes. They were reunited only to be thrown again into a murder mystery, and that was not all of it. There are things coming up to make the ladies question who to trust. Will Madigan and Grace overcome their deep secrets? Only by reading this book will you find out.
The Paranormal Talent Agency is a great series to read from the very first book. Heather Silvio is such a creative writer. She has kept this series fun and interesting. I love this series because it is simple and enjoyable. Jumping the Shark has a demon mayor of Las Vegas who teams up with Liam Collins an angel to catch a being who is fighting to take over the secret paranormal world. In the process of that battle, Barbara (demon mayor) is accused of a murder. Will a demon and angel work together to save their world? Can Barbara be cleared of the murder charged?
Scarlet Fever by David Stever is the first book in the Johnny Delarosa Thriller series. David Stever writing style in this book reminded me of an old time thriller where you know what is going to happen but you still can’t believe it happened. His characters are fully developed and has a clout around their personality that he created. The story is a simple story of missing money, mafia, and a detective. Claire wants Johnny to find her the money from her mob-wife mother that was stolen. Will Johnny take the case? Will Claire get what is coming to her nor will everything go wrong? You will be waiting on the edge of your kindle to see how this one ends.
Gumshoe and the Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks is a great YA book. I am always looking for YA authors as they tend to write the best stories. Hawks does an exceptional job of grabbing and keeping my attention throughout the entire story. I cannot wait for the rest of the books in the series. Mia Thomas is having one heck of a start to her 15th year of life, the teacher needs to talk to her parents, her father gets arrested, and as if that is not enough she has an amazing ability to talk to cats. She befriends a cat, who promptly tell her his name is Gumshoe. Gumshoe and Mia try to figure out what is happening with her family. Just watch the relationship between Gumshoe and Mia. Will they find out what is going on or will there be more problems?
Shattered Melody by Amy McKinley is a suspenseful read. Being a novella, it is a short fast read. McKinley did an amazing job of creating Emma’s world. I felt a connection to Emma and in her world. Emma was a songwriter who had a devastating loss of her fiance. Emma had built up some walls because she did not want to suffer that loss again. In comes in Reese her new hot neighbor. Emma is hesitant to trust Reese as she does not want to get hurt again. WIll Emma be able to trust Reese? Will Reese has other motives? Enjoy Shattered Melody
The Gauntlet: The Soppranaturale Series by Ashley Pagano is the first book I have read by this author and it will not be my last. Ashley Pagano has a way of grabbing my attention and pulls me into her world in which she has created. Once I started the story there was no way that I was stopping. So make sure you have enough time to complete the entire story. The characters are amazing because she does not deal with only vampires or werewolves. There is the full cast of supernatural cast Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Shape Shifters, and Faeries. There is white magic and dark magic and who will manipulate the four elements. Then there is the Soppranaturale Hotel which is not your typical hotel, it holds different supernatural beings that try to keep the magical world hidden from the rest of the world. This world is the best of most book worlds in the supernatural worlds. I can only hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. Happy Reading.
Kevin Ansbro is a new author to me and the title The Fish that Climbed a Tree just peaked my interest and I knew I would have to read it. I am glad I did. Ansbro has created a funny but serious in nature. The characters are enjoyable and I found myself talking to Henry as if he could hear me. Henry’s father, Reverend Drummond is murdered and Henry was left behind. Rev. Drummond does his best to navigate the afterlife. Henry. who is a simple kid who loves books and writing needs to be careful of the people around him now. Will Rev. Drummond be able to take ahold of his afterlife? Will Henry be able to see people for who they are so he does not fall to evil? This story will hold your interest from the first page to the last page.
Moves by John Michaels is my first book by this author. The summary is what intrigued me the most. The plot line is engaging as it keeps you on the edge of your seat at times. The characters are fully developed and personable. Michaels understands the single parent angle and what I enjoyed about this story is the relationship between Robert and his daughter. Little girls need their dads in the picture and that is what really sold me on the story. Robert has some demons in his closet from the tour in Iraq but nothing like being home and have your wife murdered. Robert has his young daughter to look after and if that is not enough, he will have to be strong for her. Will Robert prevail? Will Robert figure what is going on in time?
Wayward by Via Mari is an excellent start to the series Billionaire Bodyguards. It is a story of romance with a little mafia/bodyguard mixed in the story. I have read other books by Via Mari and I have enjoyed those stories, so I thought I would pick this one up. I am glad I did. Her writing style is very descriptive and the characters will become part of you as you read through the story. This story is about Sasha, a Russian Ballerina who is in the US on an extended visa. She is well known for her dancing abilities, but she has secrets she does not want the public to know. Then there is Jay, who just happens to security detail for two wealthy men in the US. Jay is drawn to Sasha and does not know why exactly, as he has never felt this way before. What if anything will come of Jay and Sasha? Will Jay be able to protect his clients and will Sasha be able to let Jay into her secrets? You have just read this book for yourself to see what happens to Sasha and Jay.
There is nothing like reading a book and while you are reading all of the hair on your neck is standing on end the entire time. C.S. Duffy’s Behind Blue Eyes is just that, a supreme psychological thriller. The story had me turning the pages so fast because I could not wait to see what was coming next. I went on so many twists and turns that I needed to anchor myself because I did not want to miss what was coming up on the next twist. The story is about Ellie who left London to follow the man of her dreams. She gets involved in a murder investigation by accident and cannot speak the language in Sweden. She uses caution as she is not sure who to trust. What appears one way may only be on the surface and not apart of the meat of the situation . Will Ellie figure out what is going on? Will the man of her dreams has a different side to him? Hang on to your seats as you read Behind Blue Eyes.