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review 2018-07-16 18:35
New Release Review! Burn Dragon Burn (Dragon Guard #34) Julia Mills!

 

 

The books in this epic saga can be read as stand-alone stories, or you can experience all the love, thrills, and exploits of the whole series from beginning to end. It's up to you. ENJOY!

 

Solving murders and bringing bad guys to justice was all Nat ever wanted to do. She couldn’t imagine being anything but a Homicide Detective. It was who she was. What she could use her Gift for. Her absolute obsession.

 

Then he walked into the Precinct…

Tall, handsome as the Devil and hotter than homemade sin, Special Agent Rafe O’Rhordan was everything she never wanted and the one thing she couldn’t live without – a man strong enough to corral her and secure enough in himself to resist the temptation.

 

Battle after battle, war after war, saving the injured, fighting for justice, and freeing the imprisoned had become his life. Being a founding member of the Dragon Protection Agency – DPA for short – had kept him busy, fulfilled, and always on the move for the last few decades. He and his Brethren were a well-tuned machine no bad guy could escape.

 

Then he met her and everything changed…

Headstrong, smarter than a whip, and more gorgeous than any woman he’d ever set eyes on, Detective Donatella Hale was the light of his soul and a pain in his backside – a woman strong enough to stand up to him and soft enough to love for eternity.

 

But love and forever will have to wait. They have a killer to catch…

Six murders in eighteen months. No clues except the bodies he leaves behind, the murderer all the papers called the Yellow Ribbon Ripper is due to strike again, but who will be the next victim? Where will he leave the body?

 

The clock is ticking.
The killer is on the hunt.

Can Nat see where he is?
Can Rafe blaze the trail in time?

 

Fate Will Not Be Denied…but then again, She’s never been chased by a serial killer.

 

 

The Dragon Guards have joined law enforcement with the Dragon Protection Agency and Burn Dragon Burn is one exciting read. Nat is a Homicide Detective and is on the hunt for a serial killer and Rafe O’Rhordan is a Special Agent with the DPA is one hotter than sin distraction that she could do without, not to mention that fate has stepped in and made them mates and who knew that dragons and other shifters were real?

 

This story is very fast paced with lots of thrilling suspense and action throughout including an intense and blazing hot search for Nat, which keeps readers on the edge of their seats and surprising twists ensure they want to know what happens next. The intriguing romance between Nat and Rafe has lots of sass and feisty emotions which keep readers in awe of this fiery relationship and of course the story has lots of sexy shifters including dragons and a Cat King, so I can’t wait to get to know them better.

 

 

Burn Dragon Burn

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40699813-burn-dragon-burn

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/burn-dragon-burn-dragon-protection-agency-dragon-guard-series-book-34-by-julia-mills

 

 

is the 22nd (according to the numbering at Goodreads) (34th according to author & Amazon) book in the Dragon Guards series, the first book in the Dragon Protection Agency story arc & part of the Lick of Fire multi-author series.

 


The Dragon Guards include:

Her Love, Her Dragon: The Saga Begins #.5
Her Dragon to Slay #1
Her Dragon's Fire #2
Haunted by Her Dragon #3
For the Love of Her Dragon #4
Saved by Her Dragon #5
Only for Her Dragon #6
Fighting for Her Dragon #7
Her Dragon's Heart #7.5
Her Dragon's Soul #7.75
The Fate of Her Dragon #8
Her Dragon's No Angel #8.5
Her Dragon, His Demon #9
Resurrecting Her Dragon #9.5
The Scars of Her Dragon #10
Her Mad Dragon #11
Tears for Her Dragon #12
Guarding Her Dragon #12.5
Sassing Her Dragon #13
Kiss of Her Dragon #14
Claws, Class and a Whole Lotta Sass #15
The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo #16
Dragon Down #16.25
Twinkle Twinkle, Sassy Little Star #16.5
Dragon Got Your Tongue #16.75
Her Dragon's Fury #16.8
Dragon in the Mist #17
Dragon Got Run Over by a Reindeer #17.1
Tangled in Tinsel #17.5
Her Dragon's Treasure #18
Cupcake Kiss & Dragon Dreams #18.1
Aww Snap, Dragon #19
Imagine Dragon #20
Save a Horse, Ride a Dragon #21
Burn Dragon Burn #22

 

and is connected to the Dragon Guard Berserkers series
Author - https://www.juliamillsauthor.com/dragon-guard-berserkers

 

 

Burn Dragon Burn is available in ebook at:


Amazon -
US: https://amzn.to/2NlXWAj


UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F6TN4FG


AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07F6TN4FG


CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07F6TN4FG

 

 

Mom of two rockin' girls, Reader of everything, Author of The Dragon Guards series and many more surprises to come!

 

I am a sarcastic,sometimes foul-mouthed, not afraid to drink a beer, always southern woman with 2 of the most amazing teenage daughters,
a menagerie of animals and a voracious appetite for reading who recently decided to write the storied running through her brain. I read my first book, Dr Suess' Cat in The Hat by myself at 4 and was hooked.


I believe a good book along with shoes, makeup and purses will never let a girl down and that all heroes of all the books I have ever read or will ever write pale in comparison to my daddy! I am a sucker for a happy ending and love some hot sweaty sex with a healthy dose of romance.


I am still working on my story but believe it will contain all of the above with as much SPICE as I can work into it. CHEERS!

 

Be sure & visit Julia Mills at the following locations:

 

Website - http://www.juliamillsauthor.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7200721.Julia_Mills

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/JuliaMills623

 

Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.com/juliamills623/

 

G+ - https://plus.google.com/116136227105031859818/posts

 

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc1U0vCJhS0Eao_8kZQ978A

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/juliamills623/

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/julia-mills

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/julia-mills/author,4775471

 

 

 

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review 2018-03-05 10:00
Review: Andorra Pett on Mars by Richard Dee

Published by: 4Star Scifi (April 2018)

 

Source: ARC via author

 

Rating: 5*

 

Synopsis:

 

Andorra Pett has left the Oort Cloud Café; she’s back on Mars, a place she vowed she’d never visit again. 

She’s gone back for her friend Maisie’s funeral. Everyone thinks it was suicide but the more she learns, the less sure she is. Things don’t add up and she realises that the whole story doesn’t make sense. Something else is going on and the questions soon multiply. 

 

Why would Maisie kill herself if she’d just had good news? Why is Andi being followed? What was the mystery bequest? When she begins to find the clues that Maisie has left for her, it becomes a race against time. Andi must work out what’s going on and hope that she can get out alive.

What could possibly go wrong?

 

Review:

 

I'd previously read and LOVED Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café, so when I realised there would be a another novel featuring the supersleuth of Saturn herself, I was really pleased and couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy...luckily, I didn't have to wait long as author Richard Dee was kind enough to send  over a copy.

Although this book picks up where Oort Cloud Café finishes, I don't think it's a necessity to have read that before starting this, as it reads well as a standalone, and any information that you do need is well explained. 

 

Andi is as fantastic as before, larger than life, beautifully written, and just sounds like someone you'd want to go down the pub and swap embarrassing stories with. Cy is entertaining, and his relationship with Andi is sweet. There is a whole host of other characters that make the book as engrossing as it is. Andi and Cy unwittingly getting sucked into a rollercoaster ride of drama while trying to find out what happened to poor Maisie made captivating reading.

 

Andorra Pett on Mars satisfied both the sci-fi nerd and crime thriller fan in me simultaneously; it's an intelligently written tale full of twists and turns that I found impossible to put down! Special thanks to author Richard Dee for the ARC; this is my unbiased review. 

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review 2017-01-11 16:04
Book Review: Song of the Sending (The Expatriates #1) by Corinne O'Flynn
The Expatriates (Song of the Sending, #1) - Corinne O'Flynn

Title: Song of the Sending

By: Corinne O'Flynn

Series: The Expatriates #1

Categories / Themes: fantasy, coming of age, young adult, adventure

Read: 8th January - 12th January, 2017

Rating: 4 / 5

Obtained: Won an eBook copy via a Giveaway

Crossposted Review to: Goodreads

 

Song of the Sending by Corinne O'Flynn is a young adult novel, full of adventure. Despite living in a travelling carnival, James "Jim" Wales feels like he doesn't belong there. He's always felt as if he's not from the Modern World. One day, he receives a bird messenger, carrying a note from someone he believed to be long gone. Black Riders soon attack the carnival, led by a terrorist named Eldred. He is what is known as a Scholar, born with a symbol. As it turns out, Jim has a similar one. He is the one that Eldred hunts.

 

I wasn't impressed with Jim. He's an alright character, but he's kind of dull and the situations surrounding his life aren't the most original. Many are reminiscent of other young adult series that I've experienced. I thought that many of the foreground characters had interesting points to them. However, I felt like the author could have cut back a few characters. A lot of background characters were mentioned, despite having no part to play in the book. I wasn't a fan of the Jim / Charlie relationship; it didn't seem like a very important part to the plot, in my opinion. I can appreciate that he has feelings for her, but I think he had better things to think about and (to me) it kind of seemed disrespectful to the people who had died. I didn't really like Sam; as a character, some of his comments seemed depressing and I felt like some of his actions only served to make him seem like a third wheel.

 

I didn't necessarily appreciate all of the magical happenings. Charlie's magical power development seemed odd as she had no indication of it before going across the bridge. It did have an important part to play in the book, but I think it could have been better explained. I appreciate that there are differences between Bellenor and the Modern World, but a bunch of things don't make sense. For example, Bellenor and the "Modern World" were separated centuries ago due to the "Great Shift". The Modern World has advanced to present day, with Bellenor stuck in some kind of medieval/ Middle Ages setting- or so it appears to the characters. Why has Bellenor not advanced from that point in time? More to the point, why are they able to understand each other so easily? Not to mention, the people are speaking English, no less. In centuries, the English language has changed a LOT as it's taken on new words from all sorts of countries and it mutates day to day, depending on slang and new inventions. However, the people in Bellenor speak modern day English, but that doesn't make sense; they would have a lot of differing cultures depending on their own people. So, although they have travellers from the Modern World, they would likely have their own language. I could understand similarities, but not the exact same language. I think that some other things are unclear as well. In the beginning, it almost seems as if Jim has little knowledge of Bellenor. Yet, later on, he seems to have more knowledge of it- and the events during the family's departure- than others have.

 

Overall, it was fairly well developed and I can see that the author has put a lot of details into even small, unimportant things such as background characters. Not all of it works out, in my opinion; I feel like some of it is unnecessary. However, I admire the author's dedication to building such a comprehensive introduction to the series. Whilst I wasn't a fan of many characters or all of their actions, I found that there were some intriguing points to their personalities and some of the choices they made.

 

I won an eBook copy of this book via a Giveaway and these are just my honest thoughts on it.

Source: www.goodreads.com/review/show/1872452563?
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review 2015-12-19 19:47
The Christmas Train by Rexanne Becnel
The Christmas Train - Rexanne Becnel

Full review on my blog.

4.5 Stars

The Christmas Train is the story of Anna and Eva. Anna is a sweet little 10-year-old girl who lives with Nana Rose, her grandmother. After the inevitably sad death of Nana Rose, her mother decides she can’t take care of Anna and sends her to live with her dad in Iowa; a man Anna has never met. It is on her journey on “the Christmas train” that Anna meets Miss Eva, an older woman who thinks she’s on a train to her villa in Germany in pre-World War II. Having had such a close relationship with her grandmother, Anna sees a little of her grandmother in Miss Eva and so we follow them as their lives become intertwined in a friendship that will melt your heart and give you all the feels.

This is a feel good story, with lovable characters and a warm positive message. It’s impossible not to fall for Anna. She’s this adorable 10 year old that thinks and behaves like a grown up. Miss Eva, even though she’s the grown up that acts like a lost 10 year old, you can’t not fall for her in her time of need. As a family member of someone who is struggling with senile dementia, it was impossible not to feel compassion for Miss Eva.

My favorite character is Nana Rose. You gotta love Nana Rose! Find out what I loved about her in the full review on my blog.

If you’re looking for a short and cozy Christmas story to read curled up in a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows and candy canes, this is the book for you. If you are traveling during this Christmas season and you need reading material, this is the book for you and your journey. It will warm your heart, make your trip more cozy but most importantly it will make you want to be aware of the people travelling with you. Who knows, maybe you will meet your “Anna” or your “Miss Eva” on your Christmas bus, plane or train. If you do, you will be blessed.

 

 

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DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
I received an Electronic copy of this book but was not financially compensated in any way nor obliged to review. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my personal experience while reading it. This post contains affiliate links
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review 2015-11-28 16:53
The Witch of Painted Sorrows by MJ Rose
The Witch of Painted Sorrows - M.J. Rose

Full review on my blog.

I chose to read this book because of the author, the book cover, the title and the description. It was an all in one for me.

The Witch of Painted Sorrows is the story of Sandrine Salomé, a woman who decides to escape her unhappy marriage in New York to find shelter at her grandmother’s house in Paris. Her grandmother is a famous Parisian courtesan, who has accumulated innumerable treasures in her house. When Sandrine arrives, she finds herself homeless, as her grandmother had moved out of the house in hopes of turning it into a museum. Her grandmother doesn’t want Sandrine near the house. There is something about the house, Sandrine can’t let go of it, she manages to inhabit the house and along with Julien Duplessi, the architect in charge of the museum project, she embarks in a life changing journey of discovery, not only of the dark mysteries of her family’s past hidden inside the house but also a journey that will lead her to discover her passion for art and her own sensuality.

The Witch of Painted Sorrows is a delight for the senses. The setting is described in such a way that it is impossible not to feel like you are right there, inside that house, exploring the hidden room, mixing the pigments, creating the paintings, walking through the Parisian streets, or living the bohemian life in Paris in 1890.

And the provocative romance, it is impossible not to feel seduced by it. It is I must say a book for adults. I wouldn’t recommend it for YA nor the advanced YA readers. Not that kids today aren’t reading about sex, but I wouldn’t want to give kids the idea that adultery is enchanting. The sensual content in this book is more likely to be enjoyed by adults.

The Witch of Painted Sorrows is a story that gets sexier and darker with every page you read. Reading it feels like touching velvet. It is a bewitching story. I couldn’t put this book down. I was so into the story that when I finished it, it left me hungry for more. I wanted to keep reading; I wanted to stay in that magical world for a while longer. And this abrupt ending is the main reason it didn’t get 5 stars in my rating.

Nevertheless, this book confirmed that I am a fan of MJ Rose. I can’t wait to read more of her work. If you’re looking for a book with an exquisite blend of history, romance, eroticism, magic, witchcraft, paranormal, mystery, and art, this is the book for you. If you’re looking for a book that will make you travel back in time to the bohemian life of the Belle Époque in Paris, this is the book for you. If you’re looking for a hypnotic story filled with passion, mystique and drama, this is the book for you.


Full review and other musings of mine on my blog.

 

 

 

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DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
I received an Electronic copy of this book but was not financially compensated in any way nor obliged to review. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my personal experience while reading it. This post contains affiliate links
Source: bloggeretterized.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/read-reviewed-74-the-witch-of-painted-sorrows-by-m-j-rose
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