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Feb
12

Review: The Most Wanted by Annika Martin

Review: The Most Wanted by Annika Martin The Most Wanted Author: Annika Martin Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Picking up shortly after the conclusion of the previous story, the God Pack is still living at their lair in Los Angeles and have decided to start a private investigator service, giving their lives a little bit of normalcy. However, this isn’t a regular PI firm as they cater to their fellow criminals. Their first client, Diego, wants the gang to prove that he didn’t steal his future father-in-law’s prized Corvette, taking it on a joy ride and crashing it. The more involved the gang becomes in the case, the more danger they face...
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Jan
25

Review: The Kinky Bank Robbers Series 1-3 by Annika Martin

Review: The Kinky Bank Robbers Series 1-3 by Annika Martin The Kinky Bank Robbers Series Author: Annika Martin Reviewer: Jen Twimom What I’m Talking About: Recently, I finally got around to devouring reading The Kinky Bank Robbers series by Annika Martin (aka Carolyn Crane). The series is a silly, sexy romp, full of fun and adventure, yet serious and poignant when called for. The books follow a group of bank robbers, known as The God Pack, who live life by their own rules, making the most of each moment, while supporting one another with unconditional friendship. Each novella-length book is its own standalone tale, but the stories are richer as they build upon the connections made from book to...
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May
19

Review + Giveaway: Behind the Mask by Carolyn Crane

Review + Giveaway: Behind the Mask by Carolyn Crane Behind the Mask Author: Carolyn Crane Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: As a former CIA agent and co-founder of The Associates, Zelda knows she has no choice but to step in on behalf of her twin sister Liza, who is going to be “loaned to” a Mexican drug cartel for the weekend. Although she hasn’t been undercover in six years, since the mission that broke her, she understands that getting into Brujos’ territory would save countless lives. However, when things go horribly wrong and Zelda is further traded to the dangerous El Gorrion cartel, she realizes that she may have to break cover and escape....
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Jul
17

Review: Into the Shadows by Carolyn Crane

Review: Into the Shadows by Carolyn Crane Into the Shadows Author: Carolyn Crane Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Nadia Volkov, aka the Party Princess, grew up a spoiled gangster’s daughter, believing that her mother died in childbirth. Her father, Victor, ran a huge business to include drugs, money laundering, prostitution, and sweatshops. After her father died two years ago, Victor’s righthand man, Thorne, broke the business up into four parts and allowed high-powered gangs to each run a different sector. Thorne and Nadia shared a brief but scorching secret romance that ended when Thorne moved on to join the Hangman gang. Soon after, Nadia found out that her father had lied to...
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Dec
31

Review: Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane

Review: Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane Off the Edge Author: Carolyn Crane Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Laney, a sexy American nightclub singer, has been successfully hiding out in Bangkok for the past two years. She helped the FBI put away her abusive, monstrous ex, Rolly. Staying under the protection of some of Bangkok’s underworld figures, the Shinsurin brothers and their sister, Rajini, Laney has managed to keep isolated and safe. Macmillan (aka Dr. Peter Maxwell) is a linguistics expert who works for the Agency, an independent and underground “world police force.” By listening to crowds and individuals, he is able to pull out who the bad guy is based on...
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Dec
13

Mistletoe Madness: Carolyn Crane

Mistletoe Madness: Carolyn Crane Thank you for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. For a line up of all of the authors featured here and at The Book Nympho, and to enter the overall event giveaway for a free book (two chances to win!), please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post on December 2, 2013. Carolyn Crane Book: Off the Edge Release Date: December 2013 Publisher: Self-Published Secret Agent Holiday tips and tricks Hi everybody and happy holidays! And thanks to Twimom and Book Nympho for having me here!! I thought it might be nice for the secret agents of the Association to use their...
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Jun
17

Review: Against the Dark by Carolyn Crane

Review: Against the Dark by Carolyn Crane Against the Dark Author: Carolyn Crane  Release Date: April 17, 2013 Publisher: self-published The Associates #1 Genre: Military/Suspense Romance Format(s): e-book Book Source: Author About the book:       SHE’S AN EX-SAFECRACKER FORCED INTO ONE LAST HEIST Angel Ramirez left the safecracking game five years ago, and she’s worked hard to make amends and build an honest life. But when a beloved aunt is kidnapped, she must reunite with her girl gang to acquire the unique ransom: Walter Borgola’s prized diamonds. It’s a simple job that turns into a nightmare, thanks to a surprisingly clever—and searingly sexy—security guard named Cole Hawkins.       HE’S AN UNDERCOVER AGENT...
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Jun
3

Review: Fire & Frost Anthology

Review: Fire & Frost Anthology Fire & Frost Authors: Meljean Brook, Carolyn Crane & Jessica Sims Release Date: May 25, 2013 Publisher: self-published Genre: Paranormal Romance, Steampunk Romance, Anthology Format(s): e-book Book Source: Author About the book:       Speed Mating by Jessica Sims – Estrella may be going into heat, but she’s determined to remain in control. Just because she’s ovulating doesn’t mean she has to settle for just any man (or his beast). Her sexy alpha’s determined to find her a tiger to take care of her heat and father her child…but no one seems to look quite as good as the man in charge. Will giving in to her need...
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Dec
28

Year in Review – 2012

Year in Review – 2012 Here we are at the close of another year. This year my goal was to focus more on reading and less on the mechanics of blogging, and I’m happy to report it was a success! Emotionally and mental I was in a much better place, finding time to read and enjoying writing the reviews. I am happy to report that the total number of books read this year was 97 books, up 33 books from last year! My original goal was to read one book per week, but up’d the goal to 65 books (one more than 2011). I blew that goal out of the water! I had also...
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Oct
25

Review: Mr. Real by Carolyn Crane

Review: Mr. Real by Carolyn Crane Mr. Real Author: Carolyn Crane  Release Date: Oct. 30, 2012 Publisher: self-published Code of Shadows #1 ISBN: #978-1480134690 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense Format(s): Paperback, e-book Book Source: Author About the book:       He finds the girl of his dreams…with the secret agent of his nightmares.       Alix Gordon is a woman who doesn’t take life too seriously. What’s the fun in that? So when she stumbles across occult software that can bring any computer image to life, she conjures up lots of awesome outfits and accessories. And then, on one drunken, horny night, she conjures up Sir Kendall, the sexy TV ad spy . ....
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