Ring in the Dead (J.P. Beaumont #20.5)

Ring in the Dead (J.P. Beaumont, #20.5)Ring in the Dead by J.A. Jance
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was great to listen to while driving home. It held my interest and the story-line was great. I did’t feel like I was missing any of the story even though it’s #20.5. The main character was killer and I loved how the author wrote it in a way that I wasn’t board with it. I’ll definitely be picking up more books by J.A. Jance. is the first book I’ve read/listened to from this author and I’m glad I did.

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Book Summary:
J. P. Beaumont may be an old homicide hand now, but back when he was a rookie working with his first partner, Milton Gurkey—a.k.a. Pickles—things took a turn for the worse . . .

One day, at the end of Beaumont and Pickles’s shift, a stop at the Doghouse restaurant quickly turns deadly. Not feeling well, Pickles steps out into the parking lot for a breath of fresh air and stumbles into a crime in progress. Suffering from a heart attack, he is found unconscious, with a dead woman on the ground nearby and the murder weapon in his hand.

With Pickles under investigation from Internal Affairs, it’s up to the new kid on the block, J. P. Beaumont, and his friends on the force to find out the truth.

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Invitation (Harbingers #1-4)

Invitation (Harbingers #1-4)Invitation by Bill Myers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I give this book a 3.5. It wasn’t bad and the story-line was good. I like how each short story was different but with the same characters. I think some of the characters uniqueness got lost in translation and the story line got a bit jumbled, which is understandable with 4 different authors. However, if you like paranormal thrillers this is the book for you.

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Book Summary:
Four Bestselling Authors Team Up for Thrilling Supernatural Suspense – Gathering four stories from four bestselling author friends, Invitation is the first collection in the ongoing Harbingers series.

In “The Call” by Bill Myers, four strangers are drawn together to help a student at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. His gifts are supposedly being honed to assist world leaders . . . but there are some very disturbing strings attached.

Frank Peretti’s “The Haunted” confronts a supernatural mystery, a case of murder, and an exploration into the darkness of the human heart, all centering around a mysterious house.

In Angela Hunt’s “The Sentinels,” animals around the world are mysteriously dying. What could it mean? When the tragedy begins to touch Andi’s dreams, she discovers a terrifying theory.

“The Girl” by Alton Gansky is a gripping tale of a young barefoot girl found holding a scroll in the snowy Oregon mountains. She is sweet, innocent–apparently not of this world–and something wants to kill her.

Small Wars (Jack Reacher #19.5)

Small Wars (Jack Reacher, #19.5)Small Wars by Lee Child
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love being able to start and finish a book while I have my morning coffee. Jack Reacher has always been an amazing character and I like the adventures he goes on. This adventure touched a little too close to home for him. If you’re looking for a short, fast paced, story then this is a book for you!

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Book Summary:
A young lieutenant colonel, in a stylish handmade uniform, roars through the damp woods of Georgia in her new silver Porsche – until she meets a very tall soldier with a broken-down car.

What could connect a cold-blooded off-post shooting with Reacher, his elder brother Joe, and a secretive unit of pointy-heads from the Pentagon?

Erased: A Dark Romantic Thriller

Erased: A Dark Romantic ThrillerErased: A Dark Romantic Thriller by Sansa Rayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I honestly have no clue on how to review this book. I can say it’s really good and it has stretched my boundaries on reading Erotica, but that won’t do it justice. This book is different from other books I’ve read within this genre. The characters are very likable and I honestly LOVE Gabe even though I think he could have been a better person. Marla is kick ass and I love her take-no-shit attitude. I felt that she went through what she did but happy at the outcome of it all. However, with all that said, it’s a dark romance and some scenes left me unable to read more for a bit. Overall the story line is great and the characters I actually felt like they were real people. If you’re into dark romance/erotica go get this book!

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Book Summary:
“Resist or obey. Those are my choices.”

MARLA

Alone at a bar, recently fired from my job and about to move, no one will notice that I’ve gone missing, and my abductors know it. Smuggled to a secluded facility in the mountains, locked in a cell and stripped of my dignity, they’ve threatened me with a fate worse than death. They aim to break my will. They plan to erase me.

My captors are vicious monsters, except for one: the doctor, Gabriel. He urges me to accept their control and spare myself months, or even years, of pain and torment. Yet his merciful demeanor hides a dark, burning secret. Smoldering and mysterious, I’m drawn to him and his talk of submission. He may be my best shot at escape, but I hunger for far more.

With Gabriel’s help, the others will pay for what they’ve done to me. They wanted a toy, but they’ve woken a terror…

GABRIEL

If I’d known the truth about Halloran Asylum, I would have burned it to the ground long ago. Now I’m an accessory to unspeakable crimes, and no one will ever believe my story. For years I made peace with fate, but after a violent episode pushes me to the edge, I swore never to let them harm anyone else. Now they’ve taken another, and I can’t let it go.

I need to make Marla understand her strength and resolve will only cause her greater suffering. At first, training her is just a way of buying time, but her response to my touch, my command, drives me wild. I have to have her, but standing in my way is a horrid truth that could cost me her trust. If that happens, we’ll both be lost, trapped in this place forever.

I don’t care. I’ll risk everything for Marla, even if it means letting out the beast within…

Publisher’s note: “Erased” is a dark, romantic thriller with erotic content, no cliffhangers, no cheating and a HEA. It contains material some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.

Bound Together (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, #6)

Bound Together (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, #6)Bound Together by Christine Feehan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy WOW!! This story blew my socks off! I didn’t want to put it down, even through some of the rough parts. And I mean there was just some parts that were hard to read. This story follows Viktor who is the leader of a motorcycle club and his desire to get back to his wife Blythe. However, being undercover for 5 years to bring down a pedophile ring has left it’s mark on him and his fellow brother and sisters. Blythe on the other hand, has felt abandon by Viktor because he left without a goodbye. She has gone through hardships too while he was away. I love how the story takes place is one of my favorite areas which is the Fort Bragg, Ca. The descriptions of the places are spot on and makes you feel like you’re actually there with the characters. I don’t want to say too much since I don’t want to give spoilers away. All I can say is that this book is full of action, and won’t disappoint!

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Book Summary:
The Sea Haven series comes to a climactic end as the mysterious man from Blythe Daniels’ past re-enters her life. Don’t miss the final Sea Haven novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance” (J. R. Ward).

For five years, Viktor Prakenskii has put his life on hold in order to take down the world’s most feared motorcycle club from the inside. But carrying out the insane violence and seeing the club’s exploitation of the innocent has brought his traumatic past roaring back. And there’s only one cure: to see the wife he left behind…

Blythe Daniels thought she’d never see Viktor again after he murdered her stepfather and left without a word. She rebuilt her life without him, becoming a personal trainer and physical therapist…becoming strong enough for others to lean on. But when Viktor comes back to Sea Haven, he’ll make Blythe question everything she thought she knew about good and evil—and the dark desires of the heart…

Adam Frankenstein: A Collection of Short Stories

Adam Frankenstein: A Collection of Short StoriesAdam Frankenstein: A Collection of Short Stories by Sheila English

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think I fell in LOVE with Adam Frankenstein! I couldn’t put these stories down. I was hooked from the first page and kept going. I can’t tell you much about the story, I don’t want to spoil the surprises. But this is a must read, so put it on your Halloween to read list! You won’t be disappointed.

Audio Book Review:
This story just gets better and better! Just hearing someone else read it put me back in summer camp, and telling scary, thrilling stories around the camp fire. I seriously wanted to go out and build a fire and roast marshmallows while listening, and if it stormed, it would be even better! The gist is go get this book, it’s AMAZING! Adam and his story won’t disappoint.

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Book Summary:
What if the Frankenstein creature didn’t die in a fire,a crumbling castle or on a glacier? What if he never died at all?

Adam Frankenstein, a product of science and magic. A creature of horror, come-to-life. In this re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s famous creature, Adam is still alive and his stories are that of legend. A lonely and reluctant hero looking for redemption and salvation through the ages.

Four stories, through the years, follow Adam as he struggles to understand his place in a world of men who would reject him, kill him. He looks to create humanity in himself while questioning those who were born with it.

Mary Shelley’s League of Supernatural Hunters: Origins of Adam

Mary Shelley learns of supernatural creatures and real meaning of the word monster as she encounters a man unlike any other. A creature not born of woman, but created from the body of a circus strongman killed while trying to save a lion tamer. She must decide who to trust, the vampire, the witch, the mad scientist or the creature. Either way, Mary’s seen enough to know she will need an army to fight those things not easily killed.

Frankenstein’s Companion

19th century England, friendless and alone in the world, Adam Frankenstein, the creation of a mad scientist and his witch lover, becomes an assassin for hire. When a powerful mage hires him to find his kidnapped daughter and kill the man who took her, Adam strikes a bargain of his own. The mage has an immortal dog and Adam will do anything to own it.

The Therapist and the Dead

Brooklyn, New York in the 1980’s was a place where monsters could blend in. Life has been long and cruel, so Adam keeps his appointment with Dr. Stein, the most expensive and sought after psychologist in the city, to talk of immortality and murder.

Adam Frankenstein, U.S. Marshal

Adam joins the 21st Century, and takes up residence in Houston, Texas. While waiting for his next mission from the League of Supernatural Hunters, he becomes Adam Frank, U.S. Marshal. His new partner is Marshal Rebecca Hughes, a by-the-book woman with a non-nonsense approach to life, with no idea who he really is, but that’s all about to change. When he wakes up dead and learns someone has stolen his dog, Texas may not be big enough to hold his wrath.

Good Sick

This was a good fast read. It kept me on my toes and I did not want to put it down. This story is about Abbi who just got rescued from living in a cult with a sadistic leader. She thinks her desires of pain equaling pleasure is a sin and tries to to hide it. However, fate would have it that she runs into Mason who just so happens to be a very dominant figure with an alternative motive. Together Abbi and Mason discover what is really important.

Book Summary:
“They called it a cult. I called it home.”

ABIGAIL
I don’t regret running away from home six years ago. I wound up at Good Souls, a secluded farm where I could fight my dark, dirty impulses and remain pure. I knew that soon I would receive the ultimate reward: ascension straight to heaven. Then the police raided our farm and took everything away. They called it being “rescued.”
I had nothing: no family or friends, just an empty apartment in New York. The other women from the farm barely spoke to me. Our leader, Brady Booker, was missing, and my therapist wanted to convince me my sexual urges were normal, and that ascension was a lie.
For so long I believed my hunger for discipline and restraint was the work of demons tempting me to sin. Then I met Mason. Dominant and handsome, he made me feel good… even if I am sick…

MASON
For ten years I’ve been on the hunt, trying to fix a mistake that cost me everything. Obsessed with righting the wrongs of my past, I lost touch with my friends and family; I lost my badge; I lost all semblance of a normal life.
I never should have let Abigail Lamb get under my skin. Just when I’d caught a break, when I thought the end was in sight, she stood in my way. Beautiful, but brainwashed, her tragic past and thirst for submission drew me in and held on tight. I couldn’t resist, even if it meant jeopardizing my mission.
Now I have no choice. I can’t let her go, not until I get what I need. I’m going to finish what I started, even if that means becoming a monster…

Publisher’s note: “Good Sick” is a psychological, new adult dark romance story with explicit sexual content, including BDSM practices, with no cliffhangers, no cheating and a HEA.

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