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Review: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

Format read: Hardcover
Series: Book #4 in the Flavia de Luce series
Genre: Mystery
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Number of pages: 297 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats available: ebook, audio
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon

Book Blurb:

It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use …

Post Thumbnail of Review: The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells

Review: The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells

Format Read: Paperback copy purchased by reviewer
Number of Pages: 326 pages
Release Date: April 1st 2010
Publisher: Orbit
Series: Sabina Kane Book 2
Formats Available: Paperback, ebook, Kindle Edition, Audio CD
Purchasing Info: Author’s WebsiteGoodreads,, Barnes&Noble, Book Depository

Book Blurb:

Sabina Kane doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, the leader of the vampire race, just tried to kill her. When she arrives in New York to meet the mage side of her family, the reunion takes the fun out of dysfunctional.

On top of that, the Hekate Council wants to use her as a pawn in the brewing war against the vampires. Her mission will take her into the bowels of New York’s Black Light district, entangles her in mage politics, and challenges her beliefs about the race she was raised to distrust. And Sabina thought …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Chain Reaction by Zoe Archer

Review: Chain Reaction by Zoe Archer

Format Read: ebook
Length: 131 Pages
Genre: Sci-fi romance
Release Date: January 9th 2012
Publisher: Carina Press
Formats Available: eBook
Purchasing Info: Author’s WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon,

Book Blurb:
Elite 8th Wing pilot Celene Jur was taken captive after a mysterious device temporarily disabled her ship’s controls. Three solar months later, when Celene receives intel on the man who built the device, she’s ready to get the bastard. Only problem is, the higher-ups think her mission partner should be Nils Calder, a tech-head who can understand the disabling device. The attraction between them is electric, but Celene needs a soldier who can watch her back as she exacts her revenge.

Nils knows his department is nicknamed NerdWorks. Pilots like Celene think the closest tech geeks come to combat is all-night Nifalian chess tournaments. But behind the NerdWorks insignia on his sleeve Nils is an able fighter, ready to prove himself and gain Celene’s trust.

The desire between them is unexpected, but …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Review: Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Format Read: Paperback
Length: 319 Pages
Series: Jane True – Book 4
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 26 July 2011
Publisher: Orbit
Formats Available: eBook, paperback,
Purchasing Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository

Book Blurb:

Nothing says “home” like being attached by humans with very large guns, as Jane and Anyan discover when they arrive in Rockabill. Seeing Anyan fall awakens a terrible power within Jane, and she nearly destroys herself taking out their attackers.

Jane wakes, weeks later, to discover that she’s not the only thing that’s been stirring. Something underneath Rockabill is coming to life: something ancient, something powerful, and something that might destroy the world.

Jane and her friends must act, striking out on a quest that only Jane can finish. For whatever lurks beneath the Old Sow must be stopped…and Jane’s just the Halfling for the job.

My Thoughts:

Eye of the Tempest was another fast paced instalment in this fantastic series.

Jane accidentally short …

Post Thumbnail of ARC Review: Ride with Me by Ruthie Knox

ARC Review: Ride with Me by Ruthie Knox

Format Read: e-book provided courtesy of Publisher for Review
Length: 216 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 13, 2012
Publisher: Random House / Loveswept
Formats Available: eBook, Kindle, Nook
Purchasing Info: Publisher, Author’s Website, Goodreads, Kindle, Nook

Book Blurb:

In this fun, scorching-hot eBook original romance by Ruthie Knox, a cross-country bike adventure takes a detour into unexplored passion. As readers will discover, Ride with Me is not about the bike!

When Lexie Marshall places an ad for a cycling companion, she hopes to find someone friendly and fun to cross the TransAmerica Trail with. Instead, she gets Tom Geiger — a lean, sexy loner whose bad attitude threatens to spoil the adventure she’s spent years planning.

Roped into the cycling equivalent of a blind date by his sister, Tom doesn’t want to ride with a chatty, go-by-the-map kind of woman, and he certainly doesn’t want to want her. Too …

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ARC Review: The Devil of Jedburgh by Claire Robyns

Format read: E-ARC provided courtesy of the author
Release Date: February 6, 2012
Number of Pages: 229 pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Formats Available: ebooks
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, Carina PressBarnes & Noble


Raised on rumours of The Devil of Jedburgh, Breghan McAllen doesn’t want an arranged marriage to the beast. The arrogant border laird is not the romantic, sophisticated husband Breghan dreams of—despite the heat he stirs within her.

In need of an heir, Arran has finally agreed to take a wife, but when he sees Breghan’s fragile beauty, he’s furious. He will not risk the life of another maiden by getting her with child. Lust prompts him to offer a compromise: necessary precautions, and handfasting for a year and a day, after which Breghan will be free. For a chance to control her own future, Breghan makes a deal with the Devil.

Passion quickly turns to love, but Arran …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Melt by Natalie Anderson

Review: Melt by Natalie Anderson

Format Read: ebook
Genre: contemporary romance
Release Date: December 19, 2011
Length: 97 pages
Publisher: Entangled
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon US, Amazon UKBarnes & Noble

Book Blurb:

When two frozen hearts collide…

Emma Reed closed her heart to love years ago after a lifetime spent getting kicked around foster homes and bad relationships. Now she’s on a mission to prove she deserves her recent award to paint a mural for a research base in Antarctica. Nothing and no one is going to get in her way.

After months working in recovery zones around the world, Hunter Wilson planned to escape everything this holiday season by rebuilding a lab at the Kiwi Research Base. Alone. No to family, no to fun. It’s isolation not intimacy he’s aching for. But when he sees the determined artist, that ache becomes an urge – after all, shouldn’t someone show her what two people can do with twenty-four hours of …

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Review: The Bro-Magnet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Format read: ebook provided by author through Netgalley
Release Date: Dec 11th 2011
Number of Pages: 482 pages
Publisher: TKA Distribution
Formats Available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s WebsiteAmazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple

Book Blurb:

Women have been known to lament, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” For Johnny Smith, the problem is, “Always a Best Man, never a groom.” At age 33, housepainter Johnny has been Best Man eight times. The ultimate man’s man, Johnny loves the Mets, the Jets, his weekly poker game, and the hula girl lamp that hangs over his basement pool table. Johnny has the instant affection of nearly every man he meets, but one thing he doesn’t have is a woman to share his life with, and he wants that desperately. When Johnny meets District Attorney Helen Troy, he decides to renounce his bro-magnet ways in order to impress her. With the aid and advice of his friends …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Warrior by Marie Brennan

Review: Warrior by Marie Brennan

Format Read: Paperback
Length: 395 Pages
Series: Doppleganger – Book 1
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 1 August 2008
Publisher: Orbit
Formats Available: eBook, paperback,
Purchasing Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository

Book Blurb:

When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. For the witch to master her powers, the twin must be killed. But what happens when the doppelganger survives?

Mirage, a bounty hunter, lives by her wits and lethal fighting skills. She always gets her mark. But her new mission will take her into the shadowy worl of witches, where her strength may be no match against magic.

Miryo is a witch who has just failed her initiation test. She now knows that there is someone in the world who looks like her, who is her: Mirage. To control her powers, Miryo has only one choice: to hunt the hunter and destroy her.

My Thoughts:

Warrior was absolutely amazing.

Miryo is in an unusual predicament, as a …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Midnight Sun by M.J. Fredrick

Review: Midnight Sun by M.J. Fredrick

Format read: ebook copy provided by author
Release Date: 6 June 2011
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon


Chef Brylie Winston has made some mistakes in her life, but she didn’t think she’d repeat one. She didn’t realize the man whose bed she left this morning after a rare impulsive night of passion was her boss. Worse, he owns the cruise ship where she works, and of course, he’s on board for their trip to Antarctica. And instead of being pissed that she snuck out on him, he seems determined to have a repeat performance.

Marcus Devlin knew his family would make good on their threat to send him to the ends of the earth some day. He didn’t think it would be quite so literal, sticking him on a cruise ship to Antarctica, after his latest scandal. Time for him to learn the …

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