Posts Tagged: suspense

May 11
Book Review: Cynthia Eden’s Broken

Book Review: Cynthia Eden’s Broken

Cynthia Eden is a new author to me in terms of reading. I’ve seen her books, but never picked one up and when I received a review copy of Broken, I was intrigued! I read the synopsis and wanted to put everything aside because it had everything I wanted in a book: romance and the hunt for a ruthless killer. We have good character development. Our heroine, Eve Gray is suffering from amnesia and is scared because she finds out she fits the description of a ruthless killer’s victims. She wants answers and doesn’t know where to turn to. I liked Eve and felt her frustration at wanting to know the past, but I was worried for her! Then we have Gabe who is dedicated to his work and wants… Read more »

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Jul 23
Book Review: Linda Howard’s Shadow Woman

Book Review: Linda Howard’s Shadow Woman

I’ve always wanted to read Linda Howard’s books, but I’ve never had the chance to do so. When the opportunity came to review Shadow Woman via LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers Program, I couldn’t pass up the chance to finally read an author I’ve been wanting to. Unfortunately, Howard’s Shadow Woman falls short. Character development is a little weak. We have Lizette Henry who pretty much lives a predictable life. For the past three years she’s never done anything out of character until she’s forced to call in sick. Even when we find out who Lizzy is, we aren’t given much information regarding her past. I wanted a little more to fully understand her. Despite this, she’s a likeable character and you care about her fate. Then we have Xavier, he’s a… Read more »

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Jan 28
Book Review: Jayne Ann Krentz’s River Road

Book Review: Jayne Ann Krentz’s River Road

If you’re a fan of Jayne Ann Krentz’s books then you know that for the past few years she’s woven a mixture of the paranormal into her contemporary novels including her historical and futuristic novels. I was a bit unsure if I’d enjoy River Road because as much I liked her Arcane series, I was tired of reading about the paranormal. There’s been a lot of talk about Krentz’s return to romance (just plain old fashioned romance) and it’s refreshing to see her return to her roots. Thirteen years ago, Lucy Sheridan was a teenage girl spending the summer at her aunt’s house and crushing on Mason Fletcher. Unfortunately, Mason never saw Lucy as more than a kid and when he escorts her from a party she’s attending she’s embarrassed… Read more »

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Dec 23
Spotlight: Kaylin McFarren’s Buried Threads + Giveaway

Spotlight: Kaylin McFarren’s Buried Threads + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on the Kaylin McFarren Buried Threads blog tour and I’m featuring her book as a special book spotlight. You can read the first chapter here (exclusive!). If you’re a fan of erotic romance or suspense, you’ll want to add this to your to be read list. Title: Buried Threads Author: Kaylin McFarren Series: Threads #2 Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC Publication date: October 01, 2013 Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense Synopsis: Rachel’s mouth sagged. “You mean you’re really a monk? But how’s that possible? You’re not even wearing a robe, and your hair…” He simply smiled. A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren’s heart pounding new novel, Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures,… Read more »

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Nov 01
Blog Tour: Review-Shelly Frome’s Tinseltown Riff

Blog Tour: Review-Shelly Frome’s Tinseltown Riff

I just love the cover for Shelly Frome’s Tinseltown Riff! It’s a perfect fit for a book set in Hollywood and about a screenwriter trying to catch a break. The writing is solid and narration is in third person. At times, Tinseltown Riff does read more like a screenplay rather than a novel and it can frustrate a reader because a scene will cut to a different set of characters and you’re left wondering where it is all going. Though, I will admit Frome has a talent to write as if you’re seeing a movie rather than reading a book. One can only hope Tinseltown Riff will one day be adapted and can be seen on screen. He also intermixes a bit of Spanish among a few character conversations. If… Read more »

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Oct 07
Book Review: Ella Grace’s Midnight Lies

Book Review: Ella Grace’s Midnight Lies

Ella Grace’s Midnight Lies is the second book in her Wildefire series. It’s not necessary to read the first, Midnight Secrets in order to enjoy Midnight Lies. Grace does touch upon a few events that occurred in Secrets, but I don’t see them as spoilers. Samantha Wilde and Quinn Braddock can’t keep their hands off each other and sparks flew the moment they made eye contact. For Samantha the relationship with the ER doctor works just fine because she often works odd hours due to her job as a police officer. Quinn can’t believe he’s found a woman worthy and one that makes him believe in love. Quinn receives a call from his ex-wife and he loathes her calls, but when she mentions she’s willing to give him an item… Read more »

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Sep 09
Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

I’ll go ahead and admit it: I wanted to be part of the blog tour based on the cover alone! It’s gorgeous, but when I actually read the synopsis, I was intrigued and Angela Carlie doesn’t disappoint! Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet is a story within a story and by that I mean, we get Jenny’s story and a glimpse into the book she’s writing. Jenny is an author and dreams of publishing her book and it becoming a bestseller in order for her husband, Jason, to quit his job and spend more time with her and the girls. I really enjoyed Carlie’s writing and she knows how to throw a curve ball I didn’t see coming. The alternate text from the story Jenny was writing was engaging and at times,… Read more »

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Aug 22
Book Review: Chelsea Cain’s Let Me Go

Book Review: Chelsea Cain’s Let Me Go

Chelsea Cain’s Let Me Go is the sixth book in her Archie Sheridan / Gretchen Lowell series. If you haven’t read the series, start with Heartsick and work your way down. For a standalone, read The Night Season. Let Me Go is not a standalone and Cain mentions a few cases and people from the other books, hence the reason I recommend starting with Heartsick. Let Me Go picks up shortly after Kill You Twice leaves off. Gretchen is still at large and for once Archie takes things in stride. When Archie receives some unsettling news, he sets out to meet with Leo Reynolds, son of drug lord Jack Reynolds and a secret DEA agent. Soon Archie finds out Jack is the one pulling the strings and Leo is being… Read more »

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Aug 01
Book Review: Jordan McCollum’s I, Spy

Book Review: Jordan McCollum’s I, Spy

CIA operative, Talia Reynolds, finds herself in a predicament. As an agent working in Canada, she lives a double life. Her boyfriend, Danny, doesn’t know she’s an agent and thinks she’s a lawyer. She constantly has to break dates with him and yet, she can’t quite imagine a different career. Added to the craziness of her life is her partner, Elliot and having to keep him focused on the job at the hand. When she’s assigned a job that involves romancing a Russian aerospace executive, Talia realizes she’s in a difficult position; just when she and her fellow operatives have things figured out, Danny’s life is threatened and Talia must decide how much to sacrifice. Will she be able to save Danny without blowing her cover or will she realize… Read more »

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Jul 29
Blog Tour: Review-Parker Paige’s Whitley & Austin

Blog Tour: Review-Parker Paige’s Whitley & Austin

Charlie Weiss is a hardworking legal secretary who longs to reinvent herself. She’s always admired her old sister, Sandy, but when Charlie is left without a family, she finds herself alone with a drinking problem and her psychologist seems to offer zero support. Suddenly Charlie has an idea and decides to change her personality and emulate her sister. She dyes her hair red and begins to sport a new expensive wardrobe. No one at work is comfortable with the new Charlie and when a work nemesis begins to taunt her, Charlie seeks to teach her a lesson only to find herself a suspect in a high profile murder. Character development is a little weak regarding the supporting characters. As for our main character, Charlie, I didn’t quite connect with her…. Read more »

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Jun 17
Blog Tour: Review-Christina Thompson’s Chemical Attraction

Blog Tour: Review-Christina Thompson’s Chemical Attraction

Madeline Pierce’s only option is to contact the FBI when she notices mysterious items on shipping invoices. As she begins to question those at her lab, she’s told it was a billing mistake, but she knows something isn’t right. Most of the items can be used for making meth and she knows a large quality of supplies can be a dangerous combination. Nervous, but determined, she meets with FBI agent, Joe Roberts. Joe and Madeline establish a ruse to get him access to her laboratory; the two begin to pose as a couple and an attraction begins to develop. Joe never mixes business with pleasure, and yet he can’t keep his hands off Madeline. When strange animal attacks begin to take place Joe and Madeline know time is working against… Read more »

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May 31
Blog Tour: Review-Eve Devon’s The Waiting Game

Blog Tour: Review-Eve Devon’s The Waiting Game

Five years ago, Brooke Bennett was living the life every musician dreams of. She was part of a highly successful band and walked away from it all after she’s rescued from her stalker’s clutches. While she cuts herself off from her friends to live a quiet life in another country, Brooke’s former bodyguard, Cameron Dexter, is hard at work running his security business. When word reaches him of Sprinks’ release, he only has one priority, to protect Brooke. Eve Devon has us asking, what would we do if we were put in Brooke’s shoes? Devon’s The Waiting Game has it all, suspense and hint of romance. In terms of characterization, we have sexy Cameron. He’s dedicated to his job and when he hears about Sprinks’ release, he didn’t have to… Read more »

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