Monthly Archives: December 2015

What Happens At Christmas by Jay Northcote

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What Happens at Christmas is an extremely touching and well written gay romance by Jay Northcote.  It is intended for readers 18+.

About the Book:

“When two friends pose as boyfriends, could what happens at Christmas turn into something more?
Justin is recently and unhappily single. Christmas is coming, and he doesn’t want to face his ex alone at their office party. So Sean—Justin’s best mate and long-time secret crush—volunteers to go with him and pretend to be his new flame.
Sean has always lusted after Justin from afar, but there’s never been a good opportunity to ask him for more than friendship. Posing as Justin’s boyfriend isn’t a chore, and if Justin wants to rebound onto him, Sean’s more than willing. At the party pretence and reality blur, and a kiss on the dance floor leads to a night of passion.
In the aftermath, they both assume it was a one-time thing until fate intervenes. Stuck together in London over the holidays, they give in to temptation again. But what happens at Christmas stays at Christmas… right?”

My Five Star Review: 

What Happens at Christmas is a perfect book for the Christmas season.  It is well written, it revolves around Christmas, and it is a short/fast read.  Be warned, it contains some very steamy sex between two men in love.

Best friends since they were 7 years old, Sean and Justin reconnect and end up together right before Christmas. Will the love they’ve had for each other finally blossom into forever love?  Find out by picking this book up today!

Get your copy from Amazon here: Amazon link

Find out more about Jay Northcote here:  WebsiteFacebook , Twitter

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

 

 

Downfall (The Incorruptibles Book 1) by SD Wasley

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Downfall is an amazing first book in SD Wasley’s New Adult Paranormal Romance Series, The Incorruptibles.  (Recommended for readers 16+.)

Downfall releases January 7, 2016.

About Downfall:

“Frankie’s cousin wants her to do three things this year:
1. Lose her inhibitions
2. Do something spectacularly stupid
3. Fall madly in love
Travelling was Frankie’s life. As the daughter of a big-name evangelist, she’s been able to feed her hunger for new sights throughout most of her teenage years. Then a hushed-up scandal gets her thrown off the tour circuit and stuck at her uncle’s house in the town of Augur’s Well.
Forced to repeat her failed senior year, it looks like a dismal existence for Frankie—until she’s invited to the bizarre meeting place of four mismatched people … and falls hard for the fascinating, secretive Cain Aleister.
Furtive meetings in an underground chamber … Latin words carved into a stone wall … intense desire … and a secret so elusive she’ll do almost anything to bust it open. Until now, Frankie never believed in grand passions—but that’s not the only one of her beliefs about to implode right before her eyes.
Looks like Frankie’s going to score three for three.”

 

My Five Star Review:

Six words, “Hey Frankie, come for a ride?” That was all it took in the very first chapter, Omen, to get me completely and totally hooked on this book.  Those six words started my sleepless night and I ended up with the biggest book hangover.  Yes, it was that intriguing.  From the very beginning SD had me wondering what the heck was going on.  I tried desperately to figure it out but every time I thought I had it, SD threw me a curve ball.  Her characters are well developed, her descriptions are so detailed you can actually see each scene unfold in your mind and when secrets are finally revealed it’s an “oh wow” moment.

There are several pieces of art work in the book  by Trevor O’Sullivan that are truly stunning.

By the time I reached the last chapter, Amen, I was totally addicted to this series and was very grateful the next installment would be out in March 2016.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Downfall, clink here to reach SD’s website.

Add Downfall on Goodreads.

Buy it from Amazon: Downfall.

The Incorruptibles Reading Order:

  1. Downfall – Book 1 – http://amzn.com/B01A6H4M50
  2. Fallout – Book 2 – http://amzn.com/B01A73CCFU
  3. Unforgivable – Book 3 – Releases June 16, 2016 – http://amzn.com/B01DAIPQGQ
  4. Monster – Book 4 – Coming 2016

 

Find Artwork Artist Trevor O’Sullivan here: Facebook,  Twitter

Check out my review of SD Wasley’s Young Adult series, The Seventh: here

Find SD Wasley Here:  FacebookInternet Website

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

Wicked Edge (The Realm Enforcers Book 2) by Rebecca Zanetti

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An absolutely amazing second book in The Realm Enforcer series which is a spin-off of Rebecca’s Dark Protector (DP) series.  You can certainly read this series without having read the DP series, but I would highly recommend reading it.  Many of my old favorites from DP make an appearance in this new series.  Wicked Edge is a paranormal romance intended for readers 18 and over.

About Wicked Edge:

“Daire Dunne is more than ready to take a quick break from his duties as a Coven Nine Enforcer. When he spots a sexy blonde across a Titan’s of Fire party, it’s not long before she’s on the back of his Harley on the fast track to his apartment. Unfortunately, one overheated kiss in, the woman drugs Daire and steals valuable files that can’t fall into enemy hands. The second he comes to, the hunt is on…
Now that Cee Cee has the information to take down an enemy that destroyed her family, she can implement her perfect plan for revenge. Nothing will stop her, not even a shockingly sexy enforcer barging into her life. Not even the spectacular, fire-branding sex engulfing them. But if Daire ever figures out who her family really is, all bets are off…”

My Five Star Review:

Book 2 starts where book 1 left off so definitely pick up Wicked Ride and read it first.  This series revolves around the Dunne brothers, Daire, Adam and Kellach (main character in Wicked Ride.) The brothers happen to be witches and Enforcers for the Coven Nine.  They are sent to Seattle to infiltrate a Motorcycle Club, find the manufacturer of the deadly drug (Apollo) currently being sold to humans and being used against witches.

From the very first chapter, I knew Daire was in deep trouble.  He meets Cee Cee at the MC bar, falls pretty hard basically at first sight, takes her back to his penthouse for a little Dunne style loving and ends up being drugged by the beautiful blonde.  Yep, strong, determined, powerful, beautiful, Cee Cee had me moving right on to chapter 2.  By the time I reached Chapter 9, I was absolutely in love with Daire and I wanted to be strong, determined, Cee Cee.  Then one word was said at the end of Chapter 9 and I just about dropped by Kindle.  I honestly did NOT see that coming.  Bravo to Rebecca and this amazing twist of fate.  At this point, I couldn’t help but consume the rest of the book.

In true Rebecca style, this book is fast paced, action packed, filled with special appearances by the characters I love in the DP series and of course a happily ever after.  I’ve already pre-order my copy of the next book, Wicked Burn.

Reading Order:

Wicked Ride (Book 1) Click here to read my review.

Wicked Edge (Book 2)

Wicked Burn (Book 3) Coming June 7, 2016.

Find Rebecca Zanetti here: WebsiteFacebookGoodreads.

As always, Keep Reading/Keep Writing ~janisf

 

The Rift (The Seventh Book 2) by SD Wasley

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Brilliant, Action Packed, Amazing, second book in The Seventh series by SD Wasley that leaves you desperately wanting Book 3.  You absolutely need to read The Seventh before you take on this book.  (Young Adult 14+)

My Five Star Review:

The Rift starts where The Seventh leaves off.  Mimi is finally happy with her life.  She has good loyal friends she thought she would never have, she has a boyfriend and she’s enjoying her new school.  All is going so well; the kids are developing their gifts but then one of the extraordinary seven is no longer with them.  All of their gifts go a little crazy and nobody can figure out why.  In order to solve the problem, the kids develop a plan that makes you scream into your book, NO!!!   Then the ride starts, the action begins, secrets are discovered and your left breathless and wanting more by the end of the book.

If you enjoy a really well written young adult book filled with a paranormal science fiction feeling, then pick up both The Seventh and The Rift today.

 

About The Rift

“She finally got things together. Mimi’s dating a hot guy and has a place in the school’s Gifted Program with her awesome friends. Yes, she still attracts the dead. But there’s only one ghost these days, and he doesn’t seem to have an awful lot to say.
Just when Mimi’s life is looking pretty good for the first time in years, the unthinkable happens … one of the seven gifted teens is torn from their close-knit group. The unity of their circle shattered, things begin to go terribly wrong. It’s ruining their focus—and with the threat of the Astarion cult growing stronger each day, the gifted seven need all the focus they can muster.
In The Seventh, Mimi found her place in a circle of seven extraordinary teenagers. In The Rift, she must face what happens when the circle of seven is broken.”

Reading Order:

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The Seventh – Book 1  Amazon

The Rift – Book 2  Amazon

The Deluge – Book 3 Coming 2016

 

Find SD Wasley here:  FacebookWebsiteGoodreads 

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

Please Welcome Leisha to “our” Book Reviews Blog

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***May I have everyone’s attention please?***

As you can see, if you look up, the name of this book review page has been changed to reflect the addition of, Leisha.

Please help me in welcoming my very good friend to the Book Review page. We are now Book Reviews – janisf and leisha!

She has agreed to join me in my quest to read and review as many books as possible. It may take us awhile, years even, but we are totally dedicated to our cause.

We will continue to do giveaways but in addition, we will also be creating a Facebook Group Page where we can meet with other like-minded book lovers. The group will be an old fashioned type book club, in this electronic age, where we can discuss old favorites, upcoming releases, and new and old authors alike.

Feel free to share with your friends and let them know that more information on the Book Club will be coming soon!

Welcome aboard Leisha. I’m so happy you’re here!

~janisf

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Destiny (Montana Dreams Series Book 2) by Cait Jarrod

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I had the privilege of receiving an advanced reader copy of Destiny from Cait Jarrod.  It’s her second New Adult book in the Montana Dreams Series and can be read as a standalone but Divine was so good, you should read that as well. (recommended 17+) Destiny releases December 14, 2015

About the Book:

“With the exception of one dear friend who treats her like a daughter, Autumn Wilcox keeps her heart closed off to others. Now this friend struggles with her last breaths and makes a request—for Autumn to find the elusive rainbow that will reveal her destiny. She doesn’t have faith in such tales, but for her friend, she agrees and seeks a pilot to take her to Bluebird Valley, Montana.
After the death of his parents and his brother’s war injury, Travis Carson withdraws and his heart goes numb. He dives into work until his brother settles in Montana because of Travis’ insistence to carry out their parents’ dream of living in the mountains. He quits his search and rescue job to purse his vision of opening a scenic tour business in Montana. So, when friends ask him on his last day of the job to give a woman a ride to the Big Sky Country state, he agrees. Simple, easily done, but the swirl of energy radiating off her has him agreeing and doing things out of his norm. He can no longer push away his feelings to protect his heart. He wants more.”

My Five Star Review:

Travis has been taking care of Matt and saving people all his life especially in his search and rescue job but now it’s time for him to step back and think about himself for a change.  So what’s he going to do? Travis heads to Montana to start a new life right next to his brother, Matt and his new wife, Trina.  But before he reaches his plane to fly out, in walks free spirted Autumn who instantly turns his world upside down.  Autumn’s dear friend gave her a quest, go to Montana, climb a mountain and find the rainbow.  So … Autumn will do whatever it takes to get onto Travis’s plane and to Montana.

The chemistry between Travis and Autumn is so instant, you literally feel it in every word Cait writes.  It’s not what the characters actually say to each other but their feelings and descriptions on their faces that make you believe it.  Their story will make you laugh out loud one minute and want to give out hugs the next.  Travis and Autumn have been through so much in their lives that you can’t help but cheer them on.   There is one particular bedroom scene with Travis, Autumn’s pet, and Autumn that literally had me in tears.  I’m talking tears of laughter.

This book is a feel good New Adult romance with of course a very happily ever after.  I highly recommend this book.

The Montana Dreams Series:

Divine, #1: November 23, 2015
Destiny, #2: December 14, 2015
Desire, #3: January 18, 2016

To read more from Cait, visit her Website or find her on Facebook.

To read my review of Divine, Montana Dreams Book 1, click Here

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf