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Jan
18

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Hickory Dickory Dock by Lee Strauss

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Hickory Dickory Dock by Lee Strauss Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Reviews: Nursery Rhyme Suspense series Hickory Dickory Dock Author:  Lee Strauss Narrators:  Reba Buhr & Roger Wayne Audio Listening Speed: 1.5x Series: Nursery Rhyme Suspense #3 Genre: Mystery with sci-fi elements, New Adult Source: Tantor Audio Hickory Dickory Dock is another gripping thriller in the Nursery Rhyme Suspense series.  I continue to truly enjoy this sci-fi mystery series. After the events of the previous book, Life is But a Dream, I wasn’t sure what to expect next.  Following Sage and Marlow on their summer break wasn’t it.  However, geeks will be geeks and as Sage continued to work...
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Jan
14

Sunday Snippet: Royal Ruin by Jessica Peterson

Sunday Snippet: Royal Ruin by Jessica Peterson  About the Book Royal Ruin    Author:  Jessica Peterson Publisher:   Self-published (Kindle Unlimited) Released:  January 18, 2018 Series:   Flings with Kings #1 Genre:  Contemporary Romance Author contact links:   Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, Release Day Notification Snippet: Kit  London Emily looked at me. “I can’t imagine what the pressure must be like.” “You get used to it,” I replied. Another rote answer. Another half-lie. “Do you ever get scared you’ll f*ck it up? Not to imply you ever would. But sounds like you walk a thin line.” I met her eyes. All the time, I wanted to say. I was scared out of my mind all the time I’d f*ck up. I...
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Jan
10

Review: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward

Review: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward Blood Fury Author: J.R. Ward Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: The latest offering in the Black Dagger Legacy series, Blood Fury is, suffice to say, awesome.  The twin love stories combined with the on-going background original story lines is gripping, especially as the romantic journey of the couples is the stronger focal point. Originally the Black Dagger Brotherhood was one of my most favorite dark urban fantasy romance series.  However, as the series has progressed, the romance portion/drive has diminished.  Thankfully J.R. Ward has given us the Black Dagger Legacy series that truly is a spin-off that is back to the “old school.”  This series works...
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Jan
7

Sunday Snippet: Forged Alliances by Katherine McIntyre

Sunday Snippet: Forged Alliances by Katherine McIntyre  About the Book Forged Alliances Author:  Katherine McIntyre Publisher:   Loose Id Released:  September 19, 2017 Series:   Tribal Spirits #1 Genre:  Paranormal Romance Author contact links:   Amazon, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Website Purchase links:  Amazon, Loose ID Snippet: Tonight Sierra was spoiling for a fight. She slammed into the Beaver Tavern’s door shoulder first, amber light spilling on her and the scent of tobacco threading through the air as she entered. Wooden planks creaked under her boots from her tread as she quick-stepped to the oaken bar on the opposite side. Three things lit her match without fail—abusive a**holes, idiots who didn’t use their turn signals, and unannounced shifters moving in on...
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Dec
31

Sunday Snippet: Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis

Sunday Snippet: Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis  About the Book Snowspelled    Author:  Stephanie Burgis Publisher:   Five Fathoms Press Released:  September 4, 2017 Series:   Harwood Spellbook #1 Genre:  Fantasy Author contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: They were all gone a moment later, along with the servants who’d led their way.  Even their hushed voices disappeared behind the closed door of the parlor in the distance, shutting out any possible eavesdroppers.  Letting out my held breath, I sagged against the wall and closed my eyes. I needed a moment to recover before I walked on and joined them.  Just one moment… one more moment… “Hmm,” said an all-too-familiar voice close to my ear, with wicked...
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Dec
28

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Life is But a Dream by Lee Strauss

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Life is But a Dream by Lee Strauss Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Reviews: Nursery Rhyme Suspense series Life is But a Dream Author:  Lee Strauss Narrators:  Reba Buhr & Roger Wayne Audio Listening Speed: 1.5x Series: Nursery Rhyme Suspense #2 Genre: Mystery with sci-fi elements, New Adult Source: Tantor Audio I was eagerly waiting to see what happened next with Marlow and Sage.  Life is But a Dream was just as fascinating, gripping, and alluring as The Gingerbread Man.  This Nursery Rhyme Suspense series is one I’m glad to have picked up. The novel begins four months after the previous book.  Sage is still not coping well to the death...
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Dec
27

Review: Amid the Winter Snow Anthology

Review: Amid the Winter Snow Anthology Amid the Winter Snow Anthology Authors: Grace Draven, Thea Harrison, Jeffe Kennedy, Elizabeth Hunter Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Amid the Winter Snow is a deliciously enthralling anthology set in fantasy worlds near and far.  I loved all four offerings.  For ease of writing this review, I’ve given my thoughts in the order they are written as well as individual ratings. In the Darkest Midnight by Grace Draven was absolutely stunning and enchanting.  I loved Jahna and Radimar’s story set in a somewhat historical/fantasy setting.  It was utterly compelling with the elements woven together; Jahna’s birthmark, Radimar’s status, and their undeniable connection.  The poetic justice experienced...
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Dec
26

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards Today we have a special #audiobook review. It’s time to… Audiobook Reviews: One Was Lost Author:  Natalie D. Richards Narrator:  Vanessa Johansson Audio Listening Speed: 1.25x Series: Standalone Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Young Adult Source: Tantor Audio One Was Lost is a very gripping thriller-suspense mystery with a hint of romance.  I enjoyed this chilling tale, enhanced by the narration. Sera is a high school senior who signs up for a fun hiking/camping trip.  This is a mandatory requirement for seniors, they must complete a “mission.”  It varies from working at a homeless shelter to this wilderness trip.  Sera is talked into the trip by the school’s organizer, a teacher named Mr. Walker. ...
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Dec
25

Merry Christmas Snippet: Christmas in Kilts Anthology

Merry Christmas Snippet: Christmas in Kilts Anthology   As an extra special Christmas treat, the staff at That’s What I’m Talking About blog bring you a collection of snippets from Christmas in Kilts.  A lovely Christmas themed collection of novellas featuring Scots, kilts, love and family.  Please enjoy and we wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends, About the Book Christmas in Kilts    Author:  Terri Brisbin, Lavinia Kent, Bronwen Evans, May McGoldrick, and Lecia Cornwall Publisher:   Swerve Released:  October 31, 2017 Genre:  Historical Romance, novellas Author contact links:   Terri Brisbin, Lavinia Kent, Bronwen Evans, May McGoldrick, Lecia Cornwall Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: A Highlander’s Hope by Terri Brisbin ~ “‘Tis not late enough to...
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Dec
24

Sunday Snippet: Hold Her Again by Shannon Stacey

Sunday Snippet: Hold Her Again by Shannon Stacey About the Book Hold Her Again    Author:  Shannon Stacey Publisher:   Carina Press Released:  October 23, 2017 Genre:  Contemporary Romance Author contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet:  Jace spotted her when she was about ten feet from the stage and, after a few seconds of eye contact, a slow smile spread over his face. And then the crowd realized what was happening and the applause and the whistles started as she climbed the two steps onto the wooden stage. Butterflies danced in her stomach and she might have bolted for the door, but Jace held out his hand. She let herself take hold of it without thinking, and...
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