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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Liz Vrchota

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this novel, as Carmen Radtke is a new author to me. I loved the cover and it drew me in right away. When I sat down to read this book I felt as if I was whisked away to the far past when sailing was a luxury and way of life. The mystery behind this story was fabulously written and engaging. I almost felt as if I was a murder mystery dinner play having the time of my life figuring out who dun it with the wonderful cast of characters that make up this book. This is the third book in the Jack and Frances mysteries but I had zero problem jumping right in and loving France and Jack. I am excited to find out what they get up to in the first two books now that I have devoured this one. If mysteries are your thing this is a series you don’t want to miss out on!

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Blood of the Dragon (Relic Hunters Book 4) by Martin Ferguson – Review By Liz Vrchota

Blood of the Dragon (Relic Hunters, #4)Blood of the Dragon by Martin Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blood of the Dragon is the fourth thrilling installment in the Relic Hunters series from Martin Ferguson. While you could probably read this as a standalone, I would personally recommend that you read these from the beginning of the series and in order. The Relic Hunters are composed of the same people mostly and their stories flow throughout the series.

I normally don’t’ enjoy much of the young adult books lately but I never have a problem soaking up these novels. They are full of energizing action scenes, well thought out historical ties and facts, and a bit of mystery and danger lurking in every book in this series. This one however was jammed packed and I would have to say my favorite of them so far. I won’t spoil the fun of this one with details that you can’t already get in the synopsis so you will have to devour this and find out what happens for yourself! It is one you don’t want to miss and will not be disappointed with. I am anxious to see where this story will go in future novels.

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High Heels And Mistletoe (Kisses Under The Mistletoe) by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author – Review by Liz Vrchota

High Heels And MistletoeHigh Heels And Mistletoe by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was probably a little too excited when I saw CA King was releasing a holiday themed romance novel, but this book did not disappoint! I love CA King’s paranormal and sci-fi works so this was a gamble not really having any of those components included in it but this book rocked was the perfect way to kick off my holiday season. I grabbed some chai tea and curled up with my fav Christmas albums and dove right in. High Heels and Mistletoe brings us the story of Julietta and her slight cursed self with mistletoe. Of course in the holiday season mistletoe is everywhere and thus we have some some funny and interesting complications arise. The underlying romance story was fun and believable to follow. I found myself rooting for the happy ever after moment pretty early on in the story. I found myself cracking up at the witty humor as I followed the sweet romance that made me want to fall in love all over again this holiday season. I can’t wait to see what we may get next from the ever talented CA King.

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City Without A Sun (Vampire State Book 2) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Liz Vrchota

City Without A Sun (Vampire State, #2)City Without A Sun by Alexander Charalambides
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was so ready to get my hands on this second book in the Vampire State Series from Alexander Charlambides. I do recommend that you read the first book before diving into City Without A Sun, but if Paranormal Vampire Romance is your thing this is the series for you. This book is action packed and keeps you engrossed so much that you feel as if you are right there with the characters in the midst of this war. I loved the world building and how I was sucked in so much that I read well into the night late to find out what would happen with Rowena this time. I won’t give too much more away that the synopsis already does but I can assure you this is one you do not want to miss. I am anxious to get my hands on the next book!

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The Devil’s Day (The Lucky Devil Series Book 3) by Megan Mackie – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Devil's Day (The Lucky Devil Book 3)The Devil’s Day by Megan Mackie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Megan Mackie has outdone herself with this latest installment in The Lucky Devil Series! I have to say this has to be my fav yet, and I do have to say you should read the first two books in the series before diving into this one for the max effect of everything. Once again I just could not put this book down and read it well past my bedtime to see how things would turn out for these fab characters I have so grown to love.

In The Devil’s Day we find Rune and St. Benedict finding love within each other. Rune must find a way to stake claim to the House of Magdaline for good but the Devil has his own plans as usual. He will come back to claim what he says is his. I love Rune and her sassy self as much as the rest of the characters but she shines the brightest in this one. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one!

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Grumbler’s Ride (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #2) by Manda Mellett – Review by Liz Vrchota

Grumbler's Ride (Satan's Devils MC San Diego #2)Grumbler’s Ride by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Satan’s Devils MC San Diego chapter from Manda Mellett, and it quickly turned into one of my favorites of all time of hers. Grumbler’s Ride will knock your emotions out of the ballpark and tear you to pieces before it slowly and tenderly puts you back together. Manda Mellett has this special talent of making her books carry a message and bring to light difficult topics that need to be in the spotlight more. I won’t give away much on the twist to this because I don’t want to ruin it for you. I will say Mellett did a wonderful job yet again, writing about a horrible situation and making it very very relatable. I can’t say enough good things about this book so I will keep it short and sweet. This is a must read if you love MC novels and books with heart and soul woven in every word that graces the pages. I cannot wait to see what the next book will bring us! I think I will go back and re-read this sucker while I wait again, it was that good, I need more! Thank you for the fabulous read here Ms. Mellett!

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No Rest for the Wicked (Life Is Hell Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Liz Vrchota

No Rest for the Wicked (Life is Hell #1)No Rest for the Wicked by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ohhhhh this was a treat I didn’t know I needed! I have a penchant for dark romance, like I seek these books out like my life depends on it. This book is the perfect read for me in this sense and I devoured it quickly in one sitting because I just could not put this gem down. If you haven’t had a chance to read Naomi Valkyrie then this is the place to start for you, you will be hooked.

This book takes the demon and makes you absolutely fall in love with her. Delilah is a demon of course but she too needs a break. As she puts it even a demon needs some downtime! She is exactly like me and throws some of her belongings in a bag and hits the road, finding herself in a small sleepy little town that looks like a perfect place to relax and find some much needed peace. Of course things are not always what they seem and Delilah is thrust into a new mystery that will turn her world upside down! This is one you don’t want to miss if you love the dark romance, witty characters, and laughs to break up the suspense occasionally. I am so freaking excited to get my hands on the next installment in this series and see what will happen next! I need it like, yesterday lol.

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The Sanctuary Chronicles Box Set – Book 1-3 + Novella by India Kells – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Sanctuary Chronicles Box Set - Book 1-3 + NovellaThe Sanctuary Chronicles Box Set – Book 1-3 + Novella by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Sanctuary Chronicles has to be my most favorite series from India Kells ever so when I saw it was being offered in this gorgeous boxed set I had to have it. These books are all worthy of five stars and it is a collection of ones I intend to read and reread for many many years to come. I also love that this is available in time for the holidays because some of my reader fan fam will be getting a set of these! I did include two of my reviews for my top two fav in the series below. These are books you do not want to miss out on!

BLIND MAGIC – Book #2:
Blind Magic is the second book in The Sanctuary Chronicles from India Kells. I have not had the pleasure of reading the first book, Broken Magic, although now I will be running to do so. It didn’t really affect my ability to enjoy this one though. Kells was a doll and gave us a pretty detailed prologue to catch us up for this one thankfully. This was just that amazing that I have to get my hands on the first as well. I normally don’t pick up books that fall into this ‘category’ but let’s be honest, look at that cover! Yummy, and eye catching. I had to know what was behind it. I am so glad I dived in blind.

In Blind Magic we get quite the story. I must say there was not a single moment that I was bored, and actually several hours that I was the do not approach the reading mom/wife or you may die type. Can you really describe a dark and twisty suspenseful book as beautiful and magical? I think this book qualifies for that, and really can’t come up with a better way to sum it up.

Sera Dover is one heck of a woman. Strong, independent and resourceful, oh and she is one heck of a witch. She will stop at nothing to protect those that she loves and cares about. She will face whatever danger comes her way too. Then there is Ian Macon, the damaged and gorgeous werewolf. He is instantly drawn to Sera. Her light and peace is something his shattered soul seeks out. These two have a connection that will set your kindle screens on fire, and give you a need for a tall glass of water, maybe even a fan or two, if you get my drift.

Of course, there is always danger lurking around the corner in all the great suspenseful novels. What is to come for them now and in the future? For that you must dive into this amazing five-star read for yourself, for I cannot bear to give away any more than I already have! Happy reading!

DEAD MAGIC- Book #3:
I was so stoked to get my hands on this book, Dead Magic, the third in The Sanctuary Chronicles from India Kells. This has to be one of my favorite series of hers and they are jammed full with action, adventure, magic, mystery, lore, and steamy fun to balance it all out. I could not wait to get the story of Violet and Finn with this one and they did not disappoint. Another side note about this series is the covers, like they literally grab you without even saying a word. I wouldn’t even need a title on these to know they have to be full of some amazing story lines. This one may be my fav because of the purple undertones but it is drool worthy and definitely worth mentioning. I would highly recommend also that you read the first two books before this one. While it can be read as a stand alone novel I feel that these are better read in order so you get that slow and inevitable build up of excitement with each new one you read. This one has my favorite pairing, a sexy vampire, and a fierce witch. These two don’t want what fate is throwing their way. Will they be able to find the common ground and manage a relationship? That is about all I felt safe sharing the rest is only good when read by your own eyes. I can’t wait to see what will come next!

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Bonds That Beckon (Daughters of Anubis Book 1) by Kelli Kimble – Review by Liz Vrchota

Bonds that Beckon (Daughters of Anubis, #1)Bonds that Beckon by Kelli Kimble
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an interesting read for me. I wanted to read it the moment I finished the blurb and saw the cover. It may be geared or marketed towards young adults but this is a genre I normally devour fastly no matter what. This book was hard for me to get into. I did enjoy the idea behind it with it being about a young girl who just wants so badly to fit in with those in her small and narrow minded town, but unfortunately she is different and has abilities that will make that even harder to achieve this. I think this book could have had a bit more. A bit more character history and a bit more drama, maybe a bit more intensity and I would have been sucked away for a few hours. Instead I felt like this was more a second draft. I will definitely give the next book a shot and see if we have increased all these areas I wanted in. If it sucks me in I may revisit this one too. Overall this was a nice and easy read just not as exciting as I was hoping so I am gonna give it a solid 4 star review for now.

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SAFE HARBOR (A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 5) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Liz Vrchota

SAFE HARBOR: Logan Book 5(The Logan McKenna Series)SAFE HARBOR: Logan Book 5 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This fifth book in the Logan McKenna Mystery series from Valerie Davisson, is one you don’t want to miss. I mention it is the fifth because I think it would be easier to enjoy this series if you read it from the beginning and in order a little bit. I was so excited to see that we were getting another novel from Logan that I scooped this one up without even reading the synopsis. As I expected Logan finds herself in the middle of chaos and danger as she is thrust into the middle of two murders. This is another fast paced and well described novel that makes you feel as if you are there in the thick of the mystery and suspense as you read about Logan and her adventures to find Safe Harbor. I can’t wait to see what we will get next from Davisson!

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