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Jul
21

Review: Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep

Review: Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep Poison Promise Author: Jennifer Estep Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Gin’s birthday is quickly approaching, and she doesn’t like it. Not only does she struggle with memories of her foster father Fletcher’s death, but bad things always seem to happen to those she cares about around her birthday. And as if on cue, Gin’s life starts to get messy, again. There is a new drug in town that is messing with Elementals, and one of Gin’s waitresses, Catalina Vasquez, seems to be caught in the middle. Not only that, but Gin’s little sister Bria is taking a personal interest in the case when one of...
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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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Jul
10

Review: Dead End by Shirley Wells

Review: Dead End by Shirley Wells Dead End Author: Shirley Wells Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Dead End picks up right after the conclusion of the previous book, Deadly Shadows, when we found out that Dylan is receiving death threats and his wife, Bev, has cancer. Dylan, together with his former co-worker, Detective Sergeant Pike (Pikey) and former boss, Frank, try to figure out who is at the other end of the mysterious, menacing phone calls. The group manages to come up with two likely suspects, and Dylan spends every waking moment, when he’s not worrying about Bev, using his investigative skills to track the suspects and stop the threats. Dead...
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Jul
7

Review: Marked by Midnight by Lara Adrian

Review: Marked by Midnight by Lara Adrian Marked by Midnight Author: Lara Adrian Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Marked by Midnight takes place in London, where Breed Mathias Rowan now heads up a branch of the Order. He and his team of warriors happen upon a crime scene under the jurisdiction of the Joint Urban Security Taskforce Initiative Squad (JUSTIS) and discover there has been a string of recent murders, all of the victims with a unique scarab tattoo. This leads Mathias to Ozzy’s tattoo studio and artist, Nova. Nova is a Breedmate who is all too aware of the Breeds and what it means to live under their control. After being...
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Jul
3

Quickie Review: By the Sea by Katherine McIntyre

Quickie Review: By the Sea by Katherine McIntyre By the Sea Author: Katherine McIntyre Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Meggie has spent her whole like in Weymouth, a little sea-side town. She works two jobs to make ends meet. When Meggie was young, she had an imaginary friend, but Niall wasn’t like ordinary imaginary friends. He stuck by Meggie’s side all the way through middle school, swimming with her in the waves and helping her find unique shells. Then seven years ago, Niall vanished. Now Mason shows up in town, working as a new hire at the restaurant Meggie works. Not only does Mason look identical to Niall, but he seemed genuinely interested...
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Jul
2

Review: Over Exposed by Stephanie Julian

Review: Over Exposed by Stephanie Julian Over Exposed Author: Stephanie Julian Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Greg Hicks, famous Hollywood producer, is back in the Philadelphia area to finish writing a screen play. He’s staying at his friend, Tyler Golden’s not-yet-opened retreat, where Sabrina “Bree” Rodriquez is also working for the Goldens.  Bree and Greg met briefly (in the previous book, No Reservations) when he photographed her as a favor to Tyler’s fiancee, Kate. With the heavy weight of an undeniable mutual attraction hanging over the pair, they must decide if giving into their lust is worth the potential head and heart aches that will certainly follow. I am a huge...
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Jun
30

Review: Awakened by Virna DePaul

Review: Awakened by Virna DePaul Awakened Author: Virna DePaul Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Barrett Miles is a human working for the Belladonna Agency, a secret section of the FBI that knows about vampires, which exist among the humans. Barrett is desperate to locate Jane Small, a missing teen who is the daughter of Barrett’s deceased childhood friend. Jane was taken by sex traffickers that cater to vampires. Nick Maltese is a gun-for-hire, contracted by the FBI; his job is to eliminate dangerous, rogue vampires. Believing that the FBI’s Turning Program is over and it is his job to clean up the failed mess, Nick is surprised when his former...
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Jun
26

Review: Temptation in Shadows by Gena Showalter

Review: Temptation in Shadows by Gena Showalter Temptation in Shadows Author: Gena Showalter Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: D What I’m Talking About: *NOTE: Unfortunately when I saw the cover of this book, I made the assumption that it was a Lords of the Underworld novella. It is NOT. While it is paranormal romance in nature, it is completely unrelated to the LotU world. Briar Rose is an independent agency with ties to government. It is full of agents with supernatural abilities. They are safe and accepted there. Gabrielle Huit… is a loner. Kidnapped when living on the streets as a child, she was experimented on, and a crazy scientist turned her brain into a computer. Then,...
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Jun
23

Review: Long Time Gone by SE Jakes

Review: Long Time Gone by SE Jakes Long Time Gone Author: S.E. Jakes Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Long Time Gone opens four months after the conclusion of Catch a Ghost, with Tom on assignment with his partner, Cope… the partner Tom chose over his lover, Prophet. During those four months, Prophet has been MIA and Tom has sent him emails daily: each a little more desperate and revealing than the previous. Then there is Prophet. A man close to the edge of utter destruction and ready to leave his life completely behind to take a deep undercover covert operation. However, before he says yes, he decides to finally read the 122...
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Jun
16

Review: Azagoth by Larissa Ione

Review: Azagoth by Larissa Ione Azagoth Author: Larissa Ione Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: “There’s very little that frightens me more than the Grim Reaper when he’s horny.” Azagoth, also known as the Grim Reaper, once was a powerful angel but now runs the demon “hell” called Sheoul-gra. Although Azagoth purportedly volunteered to fall from grace, it is obvious that there is more to the story, and only Azagoth knows the truth. After spending centuries being used by the Heavens as a breeder of a special class of angel called Memitim, angels that watch over humans who are important to the fate of the world, Azagoth demands that it end...
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