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review 2020-05-30 15:57
Review ~ Awesome!
Dream Walk - Melissa Bowersock

Book source ~ Kindle Unlimited

 

Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud have formed an unusual but satisfying partnership. Formerly of the LAPD and currently a private investigator, Lacey helps Sam, a medium, release ghosts from their Earthly prison. She does all the research and Sam does his ghost walk. Usually the dead don’t come to him. His usual work mode is that he gets a call and if there is a ghost present he does what he can to help it along. This time, his cousin comes to him and Lacey and Sam need to head to Vegas to find his cousin’s body and the person or people who murdered him. But Vegas is a big place and the people who were after his cousin are now after Lacey and Sam. They gotta hurry before they’re one of the things that stays in Vegas. Permanently.

 

I’m really loving this series. Each book is a quick read with a great mystery to unravel. They’re also pretty well self-contained so you don’t really need to read the books before to get in the groove. But why would you do that?! This story has an added perk of danger Will Robinson, danger! Sam’s cousin was not on a very good path and now that he’s dead the baddies are after the two nosey people snooping around Vegas. Woo! I was on the edge of my seat for this one! I’m certainly looking forward to the next book.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/05/dream-walk.html
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text 2020-05-29 22:42
Other Freebie Image titles

Forgive me for not posting the pics, but my laptop is being fixed, and I’m being lazy.

 

I haven’t read all the other Image books I picked up, but of the ones so far:

 

I Hate Fairyland #1 - okay, I had already this, but seriously this series if brilliant, especially when you get to the Labryinth parody in later issues.  (Read the whole series, I love it so much)

 

The Old Guard #1 - this is the basis for the Netflix movie (?) with Charlize Theron.  The first issue’s artwork I found to be a bit busy, but it does have two strong female leads.  It is an interesting idea.

 

Battlepug #1 - this is funny.  Cohan rides a giant pug, whose name might be Sir Sprinkles Goodsniffer von Wigglebottom.  There is also a parody of Trump in the opening pages.  It is actually pretty great.  If you have already read I Hate Fairyland, you might want to try this.

 

Pathfinder #1 - I’m of mixed feelings about this.  It is done in part with an eye to the role blaming crowd, so it includes character sheets.  The characters are great.  It’s just why does the woman who is the leader wear something that is so exposing when walking though the forest?

 

And of Saga #1 - it is as good as everyone says.

 

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review 2020-05-28 19:58
'Pursuit - Fox Walker #2' by Indy Quillen
Pursuit - Indy Quillen

If you're in the mood for a slightly unconventional thriller where rugged individuals with exceptional outdoor skills struggle against the odds to outwit the bad guys, some of whom may be working for government agencies, then 'Pursuit'may be just what you're looking for.

'Pursuit' is Indy Quillen's second thriller about Fox Walker, a Native American with extraordinary tracking skills. It happens six months after the end of the first novel,  'Tracker'.

 

'Pursuit' gave me not one but three rugged individuals who are good in the outdoors: an ex-Navy SEAL on the run, Fox who is called in by the FBI to pursue the SEAL but who begins to feel that he's hunting a man who doesn't deserve to be hunted, and Nataya, Fox's partner, who also knows how to live off the land and who, at the start of the novel is supposed to stay home out of harm's way but clearly isn't going to.

 

I settled down with it, expecting to spend a few hours reading and ended up finishing the whole thing in a day so that I could see how everything worked out.

 

Although most of this story is a detailed and very credible description of Fox's pursuit of the ex-Navy SEAL through the mountains, a lot of the tension comes from cross-cutting this with events elsewhere focused on figuring out what the FBI's agenda is and who really killed the woman the ex-Navy SEAL was convicted of killing. Both paths through the story have lots of threats and periods of intense, violent action and the overall resolution is quite satisfying.

 

This is an engaging thriller that gets its edge from the easy-to-believe-in descriptions of the tracking and survival skills that Fox and Nataya and the ex-Navy SEAL all have and by the way in which Indy Quillen highlights the different world views that drive how these skills are used.

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review 2020-05-27 21:56
Review: Shrill Dusk (City of Magic #1) by Helen Harper
Shrill Dusk - Helen Harper

 Shrill Dusk
 City of Magic #1
 Helen Harper
 Urban Fantasy
 January 4, 2019
 eBook
 270
 Kindle Unlimited

 

Charley is a cleaner by day and a professional gambler by night. She might be haunted by her tragic past but she's never thought of herself as anything or anyone special. Until, that is, things start to go terribly wrong all across the city of Manchester. Between plagues of rats, firestorms and the gleaming blue eyes of a sexy Scottish werewolf, she might just have landed herself in the middle of a magical apocalypse. She might also be the only person who has the ability to bring order to an utterly chaotic new world.

 

This is the first book in The City Of Magic series.

 

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Shrill Dusk is book one in the City of Magic by Helen Harper. 

 

I’m not sure if I missed a book or series before this one; because when we start the story we are following Charley who seems to be a side character – while the main characters are in the back ground fighting to stop the apocalypse. 

 

I liked Charley to a point. She kept her positivity and faith in the essential goodness of man when everything was going to shit, but she was also incredibly naive. Charley isn’t sure what the heck is happening and rolls with it, but at times I kept rolling my eyes at her; because she wants to help everybody, but you can’t help everybody and it’s all going to come crashing down around her eventually. 

 

There’s a lot going on in Shrill Dusk. We get a lot of unnecessary info-dumping, self-sacrificial behavior and self-righteousness from the character(s). Theirs a lot of characters introduced and so it was a bit overwhelming. The story is fast-paced and the plot doesn’t fell fully flushed out or cohesive, yet, which left me feeling confused by the end. 

 

Their might be a possible romance, but it’s an odd set up and really nothing happens in Shrill Dusk. Maybe we will get more in the next book.

 

Shrill Dusk had good potential, but in the end, it just turned out alright.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

 

 

Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2020/05/review-shrill-dusk-city-of-magic-1-by-helen-harper
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text 2020-05-26 16:23
Reading progress update: I've read 16%. the sweet smell of outdoor pursuits
Pursuit - Indy Quillen

Every now and again, I like a thriller where rugged individuals with exceptional outdoor skills struggle against the odds to outwit the bad guys, especially when some of the bad guys are working for government agencies.

 

In 'Pursuit'. I have three rigged individuals: an ex-navy SEAL on the run, Fox Walker, an exceptional Ute tracker called in to pursue the SEAL, and Fox Walker's companion who is supposed to stay home out of harm's way but clearly isn't going to. The FBI seems to be being lined up in the role of bad guys, so that's credible enough, although why any Native American would work for the FBI is beyond me. 

 

So, I'm escaping into the mountains in Colorado and waiting to see if the three rugged individuals will find a way to work together to bring down 'The Man'.

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