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Jun
5

Review: The Big Alpha in Town Anthology

Review: The Big Alpha in Town Anthology The Big Alpha in Town Anthology Author: Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden, Kate Baxter  Reviewer: Una Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: The Big Alpha in Town is a lighthearted but passionate anthology with three distinct romantic journeys.  Overall, I liked the stories and though these were great introductions to these new-to-me authors.  Please see my thoughts on each of the novellas below. Bearing His Name is the first story featuring a bear shifter in a very awkward position.  Ark is investigating an anonymous letter stating he is the father of a soon-to-be born baby boy. Unfortunately, he and several of his cousins were at the same party, wearing the...
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Jun
4

JIAM #Audiobook Review: Brief Cases by Jim Butcher

JIAM #Audiobook Review: Brief Cases by Jim Butcher Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Dresden Files Series Book: Brief Cases Author: Jim Butcher Narrators: James Marsters, Cassandra Campbell, Julia Whelan, Oliver Wyman, Jim Butcher Audio Speed: 1.25x & 1.5x Series: Dresden Files #15.1 Genre: Urban Fantasy / Mystery Source: Penguin Random House Audio Brief Cases is a delightful anthology of novellas and shorts all set in the Dresden world. While one could listen/read without having read Dresden previously, I think the stories are more meaningful and entertaining for the fans of the series. The tales take place over a wide-ranging time period, from before Harry’s birth, to events that take place shortly after the conclusion...
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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
10

Sunday Snippet: The Snows of Windroven (Amid the Winter Snow) by Jeffe Kennedy

Sunday Snippet: The Snows of Windroven (Amid the Winter Snow) by Jeffe Kennedy  About the Book The Snows of Windroven (from the anthology Amid the Winter Snow)    Author:  Jeffe Kennedy Publisher:   Brightlynx Publishing Released:  2017 Genre:  Fantasy/Romance Author contact links:   Facebook, Goodreads, SFF Seven blog,Twitter, Website Purchase links:  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords REVIEW TO COME Snippet: Ami shook her head, hair catching the light like living flame. “I’ve really tried to give up feeling sorry for myself, as I know I’m blessed and should be grateful, but sometimes this beauty feels more like a curse, like people only see the pretty exterior and don’t see me.” She glared at me, defying me to argue with her. I...
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Dec
4

Review: Rogue Affair Anthology

Review: Rogue Affair Anthology Rogue Affair Authors: Tamsen Parker, Ainsley Booth, Olivia Made, Kris Ripper, Amy Jo Cousins, Emma Barry, Adriana Anders, Kelly Maher, Stacey Agdern, Jane Lee Blair. Reviewer: VampBard Rating: A What I’m Talking About: I read three titles in this collection, and I’m really sad I didn’t have time to read more. Go pick this up, you guys. Dedication of a Lifetime by Tamsen Parker: This story totally hit me in the feels. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had THIS convo with Mr. VampBard. And the REALNESS of the relationship between Sean and Isaiah—oh, my. Get thee to a fainting couch, pronto. I loved the interplay...
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Nov
17

Blog Tour + Review: Citywide by Santino Hassell

Blog Tour + Review: Citywide by Santino Hassell Citywide Author: Santino Hassell Reviewer: B. Rating: A What I’m Talking About: 3/10/2018 Edited to Add: Please note, this review was written and posted prior to the occurrences brought to light in recent days (https://goo.gl/Y7WB7F). The book was read and reviewed in good faith and as presented at the time. The posting of this review in no way condones the actions of author. ======== “For everyone who couldn’t get enough of Jaiden and the Queens Crew. This anthology is for you!” This introduction by the author very neatly sums up everything most fans of the Five Boroughs series need to know about Citywide. Fascinating, complex, and impossible to overlook,...
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Nov
14

Review: Christmas in Kilts Anthology

Review: Christmas in Kilts Anthology Christmas in Kilts Authors: Terri Brisbin, Lavinia Kent, Bronwen Evans, May McGoldrick, and Lecia Cornwall Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Christmas in Kilts is a delightful collection of historical Christmas-themed novellas all featuring brawny Scots.  It is a lovely collection, and I enjoyed this anthology immensely.  I look forward to reading it again this season.  Please continue to see my thoughts on each of the anthology’s offerings, listed in order of appearance. “A Highlander’s Hope” – This story was intriguing. A warrior from a clan and another clan’s harlot find love and hope. Iain has been widowed for five years – a marriage that was arranged...
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Nov
3

Review: Third Rail by Santino Hassell

Review: Third Rail by Santino Hassell Third Rail Author: Santino Hassell Reviewer: B. Rating: A What I’m Talking About: 3/10/2018 Edited to Add: Please note, this review was written and posted prior to the occurrences brought to light in recent days (https://goo.gl/Y7WB7F). The book was read and reviewed in good faith and as presented at the time. The posting of this review in no way condones the actions of author. ======== Beginning just after Interborough, and supplementing the numerous hints scattered throughout Concourse, this quick, sexy collection of shorts is the perfect precursor to the sixth book in the Five Boroughs series, Citywide. Having been charmed by Chris way back in Sunset Park, and left...
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Aug
9

Review: Rogue Desire Anthology

Review: Rogue Desire Anthology Rogue Desire Author: Various Reviewer: VampBard Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: I didn’t have time to read all the titles in this collection of stories—but those that I did, did something for my perspective. It isn’t a She Persisted thing anymore, folks. It’s a We Persisted thing. I may have had moments of despair for the past nine months, wondering what kind of world my kids were going to have to live in, but if these inspirational—absolutely filthy—stories are any indication, there’s a world of hope out there. Maybe all we have to do is grab on to our own little slice of it. In Adriana Anders’ Grassroots, I...
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Aug
8

Review: Urban Enemies Anthology

Review: Urban Enemies Anthology Urban Enemies Author: Edited by Joseph Nassise (authors listed below) Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: “Even Hand” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files) This story is shared from Dresden’s long-time nemesis, John Marcone. Justine shows up with a baby and asks for sanctuary from Mag, a powerful fomor wizard. Marcone isn’t one for making bad business decisions, but takes Justine in because one of Marcone’s rules is no harm to children. Mag is extremely determined to get back Justine and brings all his power to bear down on Marcone, Gard, and Hendricks. While the tale doesn’t directly tie into the overall Dresden story arc, it gives great...
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