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review 2016-08-28 05:04
THE GANGSTER'S KISS by Ginger Ring
The Gangster's Kiss (Love is a Dangerous Thing Book 1) - Ginger Ring
  Gangsters, sheriff, and judge on the take. The sheriff hires John to be a bodyguard to his sister, not knowing she was a witness to a murder. John and Grace are attracted to each other but Grace does not want a gangster.

I liked the story and characters. I enjoy that era of Prohibition. John and Grace have a lot to deal with as John is looking for his sister and Grace is looking to leave the town. The threat of death is always close to the surface. Ms. Ring captured the era well.

I have to read the next book in the series. I want to know what happens, if John finds his sister, or if the gangsters find John and Grace.
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review 2016-08-25 20:00
SUCH A DANCE by Kate McMurray
Such a Dance - Kate McMurray

M/M romance set during Prohibition in NYC. Eddie is part of a comedic duo who everyone thinks are a couple. The theater manager wants to highlight the female part of the duo so he fires Eddie because he's gay. Eddie has been seeing Lane who manages a speakeasy for the mob. Lane's done some things he's not proud of but it's kept him alive. The two struggle with getting closer to one another. When the cops raid the speakeasy, Lane and Eddie have to determine where they go from there.

I liked these men. Neither is what the other expected. Both are determined characters with strong opinions. Eddie has to come further to accept his need of Lane. The secondary characters are an eclectic group and fun. They too have their stories to tell.

I love this era of gangsters and speakeasies. The author captures it well as she shows the underbelly of Prohibition and the gay community in the 1920's. The story is good. I had a hard time putting it down to go to work.

I look forward to reading more by this author.

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text 2013-11-15 15:30
Bold Tricks - Updates
Bold Tricks - Karina Halle

100%

I liked it. But not as much as I thought I would. Some things were illogical for me. Some pushed too hard for me. I adore Karina Halle's writing style but I'm not such a fan of her Artist Trilogy. If somebody is going to start bearing a grudge against me, I can't help it.

 

~85%

This is too much. Too much brutal crime and too much cartel shit. Think I'm happy when I'm back in the World of Experiment in Terror.

 

~73%

Ok, everything is good now. Where is the catch? Let me guess, it should be 'who' is the catch...

 

~60%

Oh happy family.

 

~37%

Can't be possible Ellie is marching into the Dschungle of Hounduras. And why is it that Travis wants to lay hands on Javier via Ellie but is only expecting Ellie to come after him. I'm a bit confused right now.

 

~11%

I'm back. Mmmh, am I the only one wondering about Camden's steady hand (two shots) after Ellie has been shooting a bunch of bullets at the heli?

 

 

~7%

I don't know if I'm in the right mood for this book. I didn't like the end of Shooting Scars so much. I have to say I fucking hate Javier. He is such an asshole and I'm really angry with Ellie for hooking up with him once more. But I think one more finished series is a good idea^^.

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review 2013-11-03 10:27
The Iron Jackal ~ Chris Wooding

The Iron Jackal pb Yes, Darian Frey, you are an idiot. By stealing an ancient relique sword and touching it out of curiosity he gets himself cursed. Now he has twelve days and nights to not only get the sword back but take it to the place where it belongs. Otherwise a demon entity called The Iron Jackal will come three times and get him at the last visit. A waltz. But Darian is a lucky bastard. The Ketty Jay crew goes through fire and water for him and together they make the impossible possible...

 

It took a while to get used to an even cockier Darian Frey than ever. After saving the human world in Black Lung Captain his head is high in the clouds of his own importance. Although his curse is a punishment it is also needed for an ongoing developement. The events force everyone on the Ketty Jay to do so. And it's real fun to accompany Silo, Cracke, Jez, Malvery, Hawkins, Pinn and even Slag the crazy cat. They grow all a lot in this book.

Also two new characters were introduced: Ashua and Ugrik. Chris Wooding is an ass in creating interesting characters. They are both as unique and cryptic as his other protagonists. 

 

I'm totally in love with Wooding's witty, ironic and brash writing style. There are so many lively dialoges. One of my favourites:

 

"What you don't know about Samarla could fill a library, Cap'n, said Silo."
"What I don't know about libraries could fill a library, Frey replied."

 

If you haven't read a single book of Chris Wooding but love fantasy you should read one of his books soon. I could highly recommend the Tales of the Ketty Jay (much more than his Braided Path series) or if you are a fan of YA fantasy The Haunting of Alaizable Cray.

 

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url 2013-10-12 23:28
Tarnished Souls: Frankie and Gent available for preorder

Tarnished Souls is now available for preorder on Dreamspinner Press. Do you like 1930s gangsters? 

 

Hollywood’s Golden Age is not all glitz and glamor. Mob boss Frankie Monetti controls the unions and the studios, which makes him and the syndicate very rich. But after five years, Frankie runs afoul of the law andthose who put him in power. 

Primo hit man, and Frankie's lifelong friend, Arvin “Gent” Vitali, goes west with orders to clean up the mess and then bring Frankie back to New York to answer for his double cross. But as the noose closes tighter around Frankie's neck, Gent questions where his loyalty truly lies. Is business just business or is freedom worth the risk?

 

Release date - November 19. Order your copy now.

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