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Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Erin Wolf

Misfortune of Song (Druid's Brooch #5)Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 by Christy Nicholas, 5 stars.

It is the 12th century in what will be known as Ireland. Maelan is the warcheif for his clan. He is also in charge of his unruly granddaughter, Orlagh. He takes his position very seriously, but he also wants to be the best grandfather and protector he can be. Unfortunately, Orlagh is very strong minded and does not always do what Maelan thinks is right. When she decides to pursue what she believes is her one true love, he tries to put a stop to it. But she will not listen. Now he has to choose between his clan and his only living family. This will put him on an epic adventure where he will put his beliefs to the test, encounter the Fae, and test this old man’s love and endurance. Can he save Orlagh? Does she really need saving?

This was a perfect read for St Patrick’s Day. A historical fiction/fantasy set in older Ireland, this book interested me immediately. I have read previous books in this series and once again this story was exceptional. I am constantly amazed at how each book in this series can be so different from each other, but yet they all tie together flawlessly. The stories of both Maelan and Orlagh are so good. You can understand where each one comes from and why they make the decisions they do. The other characters are also done so well and I would love to see more of them in other books. The story itself has so much going on that there is not one boring moment. Not to mention a few surprises along the way.

If you are a fan of well written historical fiction, fantasy, and/or fiction set in Ireland, this book and series is for you.

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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Erin Wolf

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer, 4 stars.

Gemma is a senior in high school. She has a small group of friends that are different from everyone else, but they get along great. One day they are counting the days until graduation, the next their world gets turned upside down. They find out they each possess special powers. Not only that, but they are what’s called The Chosen. They are supposed to track down special orbs that look like unusual gems. They also find out that these gems are tied into many events in history that involved battles of power. Will they be up to the task?

This is a great beginning to the series. A young adult/new adult book, this is really for all ages. Some books with teenagers can get annoying to people like me who have quite a few years behind them since high school. But this book is nothing like that at all. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters. They are realistic and felt like they could be in my own neighborhood. There is some action and sets up the series perfectly. Not to mention that it’s not all happy thoughts. There is some sorrow which makes the book even more complex.

It is a nice blend of action, fantasy, and fun and I cannot wait to see what the next book brings us.

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Age of Saints: Druid’s Brooch Series: #7 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Erin Wolf

Age of Saints (Druid's Brooch #7)Age of Saints by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Age of Saints: Druid’s Brooch Series: #7 by Christy Nicholas, 5 stars.

It is the 500s AD in the land later to be known as Ireland and Conall has made a promise to his father while on his deathbed: protect and keep your sister safe. And he takes this to heart, loving his sister dearly. However, he did not realize this would mean protecting her from an evil step dad, keeping her safe during a long journey, and trying to keep her from harm of a Faerie Queen. Both grow and learn much through their journey to find piece and safety. But what will become of both of them? Just what does he have to sacrifice for her happiness?

I absolutely love this series. I have not had the pleasure of reading all of them yet, but each time I start a new one, I am reminded of just how good this author is. She weaves beautiful tales not only of hope and happiness, but pain and loss too. This story brings us to a time where the old gods were still worshipped and Christianity was just beginning to become recognized. The author brings us right into this era. She has obviously done her research and I really felt like I was there with the characters. It is very deep too — it’s not just all love and roses. I like that in my historical fiction. I also liked both Conall and his sister and would love to see more of them in future books.

This is a historical fiction fiction book that is part of a series, but can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend it to lovers of both the Celtic history and historical fiction fans.

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Dig Two Graves (Solomon Gray, #1) by Keith Nixon – Review by Erin Wolf

Dig Two Graves (Solomon Gray, #1)Dig Two Graves by Keith Nixon

4 Stars

I give Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1) by Keith Nixon, 4 stars.

Detective Sergeant Gray is called to the scene of a death. It appears to be a 16 year old boy who jumped off a balcony. This hits hard for Gray, since his missing son would be that age. Is it him? If not, what happened to the boy? Was it suicide or was there more going on here? And then there is another murder. Someone Gray knows. He knows his life is falling apart, but is it really connected to him or just coincidence? Can Gray solve these mysteries? Can he pull himself out of this murk that he lives in?

This is a great crime thriller revolving around Detective Sergeant Gray. He has experienced extreme tragedies in his life. His character is very complex, not just a one-sided, boring person. This makes it more interesting. The story itself is very gripping and has a lot going on. You will not know the truth until the very end. Along the way, prepare for a rollercoaster of events and emotions.

I quite enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to those who like suspenseful crime dramas.

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Blade’s Edge (Satan’s Devils MC, #10) by Manda Mellet – Review by Erin Wolf

Blade's Edge (Satan's Devils MC #10)Blade’s Edge by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Blade’s Edge: Satan’s Devils MC #10 by Manda Mellett, 5 stars.

Blade is the Enforcer for Satan’s Devils motorcycle club. Orphaned and alone by the age of 12, the men of the club are his brothers. They are all he trusts. He definitely doesn’t need a woman in his life — they are all liars anyway. When he is asked to investigate a disturbance behind a restaurant, he finds a woman rummaging through the trash. He quickly runs her off, but there is something about her that stays with him.

Tash is hiding. She made a mistake and fell for a man that wasn’t what he really pretended to be. Now her life may very well be in danger. Afraid to go home and get any of her belongings, she resorts to finding what she can. When she first runs into Blade, she knows he is all danger. But when circumstances have her depending on him and his club, she becomes more and more intrigued. Can Blade become something more to her? Can these men help her out of this situation?

I will admit, I am not a huge fan of the MC romance genre. I picked up an earlier book in this series just to see what it was all about. I loved it and this book was no exception. I am blown away at just how real the author makes these people. You really can’t help but love them all. And the story!! I was so engrossed in the suspense that was happening throughout the whole book. Not to mention the twists that are thrown in to surprise you along the way. Oh and there are plenty of hot and heavy action for the romance lovers.

If you like MC romance or just really well written books, I highly recommend this book and series.

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The Case of Missing Books by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Erin Wolf

The Case of Missing Books: A Summer McCloud Paranormal MysteryThe Case of Missing Books: A Summer McCloud Paranormal Mystery by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give The Case of Missing Books (Summer McCloud paranormal mystery Book 6) by Nikki Broadwell, 5 stars.

Summer and her husband, who recently quit his job as a police officer, decided to open up their own private eye company. But business has been slow. When she is approached to solve a case of some missing books, she is intrigued. But it turns into so much more — murders, mystery, and the magical world all seem to play role in this case. What about Summer’s own shop? Not to mention, why is her husband acting weird? Can she solve this case or is she in over her head?

Ok, this book is a mystery involving books and the supernatural — that got my interest right there. This is the first book I’ve read in the series, so other than that, I had no idea what to expect. The story is wonderful and unique. It involves things I can’t say I’ve seen in books before. Plus there is plenty going on and it will keep you guessing until the end. Summer is a great main character too. I have to admit, her husband annoyed the heck out of me in the beginning, but trust me, there are reasons. And did I mention Summer has two cats and a dog? Such a plus!

This was a great paranormal mystery book that I highly recommended to others and cannot wait to read more of the series.

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The Devil’s Shadow by T. Birmingham – Review by Erin Wolf

The Devil's Shadow (Wild Beasts Series Book 4)The Devil’s Shadow by T. Birmingham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give The Devil’s Shadow (Wild Beasts Series Book 4) by T. Birmingham, 4 stars.

Ginny is losing her mind. She has always been told madness runs in her family and now it seems like it’s finally happening. She is seeing things now. But that isn’t her only problem. So much has happened to her, she will never be “normal”. She has accepted it as much as she can but there is one problem, and his name is Kieran. This man won’t leave her alone. He believes she is his fated mate. But she is too broken, she cannot pull someone down. This is not the only problems surrounding this couple and their friends. There have been murders happening around them, and it seems like the supernatural may be involved. Can they get to the bottom of what is really happening and just how far does it go? What will happen between these two extraordinary people? Can they find love or are they destined to be alone?

This book is quite good. It has been a long time since I read the previous book, so it took me a little while to get back into it, but it is such an incredible world and soon I was pulled in and could not put the book down. The story is so complex — there are many things happening in this book. Not to mention the fact that all of the characters are great. I felt like a part of this “family”. The author does such a good job of weaving a fantastic tale of love, suspense, and action set in the supernatural world. I cannot wait to read the next book and highly recommend this book and series.

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Trouble’s Wedding Caper (Familiar Legacy, #8) by Jen Talty – Review by Erin Wolf

Trouble's Wedding CaperTrouble’s Wedding Caper by Jen Talty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Trouble’s Wedding Caper (Familiar Legacy Book 8) by Jen Talty, 5 stars.

Trouble, the feline detective, is being taken care of by Annabel in Jupiter, Florida. He is all ready for a vacation and can’t wait. But it turns out she may need his help after all. She purchases a storage unit at an auction, without knowing the contents. But now someone seems to want the stuff back, and is willing to do anything to get it back. Not only that, but Annabel finds out the local cop is an old friend and someone she’s had a crush on since childhood. She is not ready to date again, but there is something about him. Should she try? Can Trouble help solve the storage unit mystery before it’s too late?

I am new to this series and wasn’t sure what to expect. I absolutely loved it! Trouble is fantastic and Annabel and Ethan are too. The story is fun, engaging, and full of romance and mystery. I love that it switches between the two human points of view, then adds in Trouble’s point of view too! This book reminds me of The Cat Who series but with romance thrown in. I read that series as a teenager and it is dear to my heart. That should show you how much I love this book. I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in the series.

If you like romantic cozy mysteries and/or are a cat lover, this book is for you.

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Black Bullet (The Order of the Senary, #2) by L.D. Rose – Review by Erin Wolf

Black BulletBlack Bullet by L.D. Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Black Bullet (The Order of the Senary) by L.D. Rose, 4 stars.

Jonathan is a former marine and FBI agent. Now he is vampire, but it was not something he wanted. He hates this life and lives with the pain and guilt every day. So he kills as many of the evil vampires as possible. He doesn’t care if he dies, he just uses his hatred to drive him. All of this changes he he meets Lawan.

Lawan has been treated horribly at the hands of vampires. They are all evil creatures and she will not make that mistake again. She has made it her mission to kill as many as possible. But that doesn’t really make the demons in her head go away. When she meets Jonathan, her first instinct is to end his life. But there is something different about him — he is a puzzle. Can these two broken people find solace in each other?

This was a great paranormal romance with action thrown in. The characters were good and the story itself was very entertaining. There were some nice twists that made this book stand out among others in the genre. Plus it’s not just the main characters, the secondary characters are just as interesting and real. And I loved Oscar! I hope to see him more in the future.

This was another hit in this series and I highly recommend it to those who love vampires and the paranormal.

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Infamy by Seelie Kay – Review by Erin Wolf

Infamy (Feisty Lawyers, #2)Infamy by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Infamy (Feisty Lawyers Book 2) by Seelie Kay, 5 stars.

Harun Ali is told that his brother is seriously ill and asking for him in the middle of the Amazon. He hasn’t seen his brother in a long time and is wary. So he brings his friend and secret agent, Cade, with him. They get there and the dying man tells them something that raises alarms in both these men and all over the states. They uncover a possible terrorist plot. But that is all they know. The agents and lawyers must work to figure out who is behind it and just what is going to happen. Can they do it in time, or will the terrorists win?

This author never fails to amaze me. While there is suspense throughout the book, it starts out more about the couples and their relationships. But then then the suspense turns up a million notches and I cannot put the book down. She pulls me in with the gripping action and I forget everything else until I am done. The characters are so engaging, they feel like they could be your neighbors. At the same time, they are so smart and use any means necessary to keep everyone safe.

This is a romantic suspense that is spectacular. I highly recommend this book and series.

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