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review 2017-09-14 16:26
Into the Fire
Into the Fire: A Night Prince Novel (Night Prince series, Book 4) - Jeaniene Frost

 Night Prince, Book 4

I Picked Up This Book Because: Finale to a series I love.

The Characters:

Vlad Tepesh:
Leila:

The Story:

I think I did too much too fast. By the end I was burnt out, no pun intended, on the action. Battle after battle after struggle after battle. I feel like Vlad and Leila rarely got to be themselves, just be a loving couple.

I was left with the impression that we could have a spinoff starring Gretchen but it’s just an inkling.

Overall the book was good. I was fully committed to listening as usual with Ms Frost behind the keyboard and Ms Gilbert behind the microphone.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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3.75 Stars

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review 2017-09-05 18:19
Audio Book Review: Halfway To The Grave (Night Huntress #1) By Jeaniene Frost
Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost

 

It feels so good to reread a series that you love. I've been in a reading slump lately and one of the few things that will help me get out of it is rereading books that I know I adore. This series has officially stood the test of time. I would go so far as to consider it a classic of the urban fantasy/vampire genre.

 

I love Cat for her witty retorts and her stubborn streak. She's one of the first heroine's that I had the pleasure of meeting. She still manages to stand out today (several hundred books down the line). Though I still don't agree with her withholding important information from Bones, I can understand why.

 

Bones is incredible. Though he can come off as quite a jerk, I warmed up to him and his dry humor pretty quickly. I liked how the author portrayed the lengths he'd go to protect, help and save Cat as the book progressed. Though his voice in the audio book rubbed me the wrong way, I did eventually get used to it.

 

I still dislike the ending, but I know the adventure is only getting started. This whole series is written so well. I wished it had gone on for longer than seven books.

 

The Audio Book:

 

I enjoyed Tavia Gilbert's narration, but her voice for Bones still leaves something to be desired for me. His pitch is unusually high for a guy that it threw me for a loop. I did, eventually, get "used" to it but it still bothers me.

 

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review 2017-08-21 22:14
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I loved this book! This was a re-read for me but I have to admit that I didn't remember a whole lot of the book. I originally read this series around 5 years ago or so and fell in love with it. I remember reading the books in the series that were available back to back and barely coming up for air. I do recall the basics of the series but the details are gone so I thought it would be a good time to brush off the audiobook I purchased back in 2011 for a listen. I may have even liked it more the second time around.

This is the first book in the Night Huntress series so everything is new. Cat and Bones meet in this book and what a meeting it is. Cat is half vampire and rather unique because of it. She has spent her time going to college by day and hunting vampires by night. Bones is a charismatic vampire that proves to be a challenge for Cat. These two were so much fun together and I really enjoyed watching them meet again for the first time with this re-read.

Tavia Gilbert does an amazing job bringing this story to life. I am honestly rather mad at myself for not listening to this one before now. She does such a wonderful job with all of the characters in this story. I was especially impressed by her voice for both Cat and Bones. They are the focus of this story and their voices were so different from each other and I have to say I loved Bone's accent. I thought that the narration of this story really took things up a notch with exciting scenes suddenly feeling even more exciting.

I really enjoyed how the story was laid out. The world building in this book happened without stalling any of the action of the story. The story just seemed to flow from the very first page without ever slowing down. I thought that this book had a little bit of everything. It was exciting with a lot of action, sexy, romantic, funny, and even a bit heart wrenching at times.

I would recommend this series to others. It is a series that really does need to be read in order so this book would be the right place to start. I am really looking forward to continuing with my audio re-read of this excellent series very soon.

Initial Thoughts
This was a re-read for me and to be honest there was really very little that I remembered from my first read. That says a lot about my memory and nothing about the quality of the story. This was a gem of an audiobook. The narrator gave an awesome performance and really brought Cat and Bones to life.

Book source: Audible purchase

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text 2017-08-09 04:19
Improving
One Grave at a Time - Jeaniene Frost

Cat and Bones are actually communicating, which adds to the action better than random reactions based on guesses and assumptions. I like that the villain of the piece, Kramer, was someone most people would have hated if he was still alive today. Having most of the characters decry Kramer's actions but some applauding him (well, just one but I don't see how more could have been shoved in without making it top heavy) makes it just more relatable. Some attitudes never change, despite the overall progress of humanity.

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text 2017-08-01 13:35
July 2017 Round-Up with Book-Haul and Giveaway

 

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great July and  hope you enjoying the summer and some good books. Again, I can't believe how fast the month went by, and that should mean something considering the kids are home every day, all day.

 

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By some miracle I actually got some reading done and only one was a ARC, so that was kind of nice. But I know I have some coming up here really soon that I'm looking forward to. I don't have any real plans for August yet and think I just go with the flow and see what I can find on my shelve ;)

 

Here are some releases for August according to Goodreasds:

August first Brave New Girls: Stories of Girls Who Science and Scheme and Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

On August 8th The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter.

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss on August 10th.

August 15th Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović

August 23rd Molten Dusk by Karissa Laurel.

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee, Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo and Wild Ride Cowboy by Maisey Yates on August 29th.

 

So I don't have one giant book haul every once a while I will try to post one at least every couple months with the round-up. I hope I can stick with it and don't forget them all too often.

 

Here is my book haul for June and July

 

 

 

Here are the hard hard copies I got. From the publishers to review I got:

 

Dark Water by Parker Bilal

Down Home Cowboy by Maisey Yates

A finished copy of Kiss my Boots by Harper Sloan, I previously received the unfinished galley from them.

I won a copy of The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night.

I bought The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas , Fairest by Marissa Meyer, White Trash Zombie Gone Wild by Diana Rowland, Midnight Crossroad, Day Shift and Night Shift by Charlaine Harris.

 

For e-copies I won both books

Lie by Mayra Statham and Lukas by F. G. Adams.

 

 

 

I have a couple books ordered and coming but they will not be here before August so I will add them to that one. 

Anyway, we still have the giveaway going on and I will add the copter to the bottom as usual.

Here are my books for July, as always you can find the buy links in the reviews that are linked down below.

I hope you all have a wonderful August :)

 


Down Home Cowboy by Maisey Yates 

 

 

 

 

This Texas cowboy has come home to Copper Ridge to put down roots…but will he risk his heart again?

Asked where he’d be at this point in life, Cain Donnelly would have said anywhere but Copper Ridge, Oregon, living with his estranged brothers. But since his wife abandoned them, both he and his daughter, Violet, are in need of a fresh start, so he’s back to claim his share of the family ranch. Local baker Alison Davis is a delicious temptation, but she’s also his daughter’s mentor and new boss. That makes her off-limits…until she offers a no-strings deal that no red-blooded cowboy could resist.

Alison has worked tirelessly to rebuild her life, and she won’t jeopardize her hard-won independence. Especially if it also complicates Cain’s relationship with Violet. But with Cain offering a love she never thought was possible, Alison has to find the courage to let her past go…or watch her future ride away for good.

 

3 ½ ★

 


Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

 

 

 

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death… because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear — will be hovering on the edge of the grave.

 

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3★

 

 


Midnight Crossroad  by Charlaine Harris

 

 

 

 

 

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it…

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…

 

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3★


Lukas by F.G. Adams

 

 

 

Oh, the foolish games we play.

The moment I was gifted a test drive of the luscious Sage Blackwood, I knew she was mine. I was broken, half a man, until she pieced me back together. She changed my world forever with her magnetic humor and hot body. Sage is an expert of subterfuge. Her logic overrules her cravings. It doesn’t matter if she feels the same; I’m the master at games and puzzles. And I’ll win this game in the end. I always do.

Oh, the tangled webs we weave.

Pushing the wrong buttons is Lukas Rogers’ forte. Except he presses all the right ones when he’s sending me to heaven with each and every delicious touch. But I can’t give him what he wants. I will never give myself completely to another. It just doesn’t work in my world. I bury those dreams deep. My job connected us. Now this powerful bond scares me. My body desires to cling to what Lukas offers, while my mind is telling me to run away.

Far.

Fast.

Forever.

 

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4 ½ ★

 


White Trash Zombie Gone Wild  by Diana Rowland

 

 

 

Angel Crawford has buried her loser past and is cruising along in undead high gear--that is, until a murder-by-decapitation sends her on a hazardous detour. As Angel hunts for the killer, she uncovers a scheme that would expose zombies to the public and destroy the life she's built, and she's determined not to rest until she finds out who's behind it.

Soon she's neck-deep in lies, redneck intrigue, zombie hunters, and rot-sniffing cadaver dogs. It's up to her to unravel the truth and snuff out the conspiracy before the existence of zombies makes headline news and she's outed as a monster.

But Angel hasn't quite escaped the pill-popping ghosts of her past--not with an illicit zombie pharmaceutical at her fingertips. Good thing she's absolutely sure she can handle the drug's unpredictable side effects and still take down the bad guys...or maybe she's only one bad choice away from being dead meat--for real this time.

Angel knows a thing or two about kicking ass, but now the ass she needs to kick might be her own.

 

 

 

4 ★

 


 

 

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