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review 2018-07-17 14:00
Hunting Prince Dracula
Hunting Prince Dracula - Kerri Maniscalco

“Bone white, blood red. Along this path you'll soon be dead.”

 

I really enjoyed the setting of this book and the creepy old Romanian Bran Castle, with its hidden rooms and secret passageways, dark spider filled corridors leading to hidden rooms and bloodless corpses. Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell are now attending the academy of forensic medicine, which takes place in Bran Castle. Just as they arrive a series of murders happen, all pointing to the old legends leading people to fear Vlad the Impaler has risen from the dead.

 

After the events of Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose is still attempting to come to terms with everything they endured. I was a fan of the first book, but I believe I liked this one even more. Despite her anxieties and fears Audrey becomes a stronger character. She pushes past her insecurities and tries her hardest to focus, to solve the mystery and move on with her life. She is the only female student in the academy and has to work twice as hard to prove that she is worthy of being there.

 

Cresswell remains as charming and flirtatious as ever. His humor is ever present, breaking the tension even in the most suspenseful of scenes. There is a slew of new characters, including fellow students, odd and intimidating professors, we even meet Cresswell's sister.

 

This time around I did not figure out who the killer was as I did with Stalking Jack the Ripper. Maniscalco kept me guessing and I loved it! Her writing seems to get better and better. The next book in the series is called Escaping from Houdini and the cover art is beautiful. I can't wait to add it to its predecessors currently decorating my bookshelf!

 

 

 

-Shey

 

 

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text 2018-06-29 13:05
June 2018 Round - Up

Hello everyone.

I hope it was a good month for everyone, so far for me it was even though I was in a bit of a reading slump, still am but I'm slowly getting out of it... I think. Also I'm writing this post almost a week early since I have some stuff coming up and not sure if I will be able to post in  time, so I figured I get it done now ( June 25th) .

On a happy note, tomorrow (June 26th, 2018) will be the release of Iron and Magic  (The Iron Covenant)  by Ilona Andrews, a new series in the Kate Daniels world surrounding Hugh d’Ambray and Elara Harper. I'm super excited about this book and hear only good tings about it, I will however wait for my paperback before I read it ;)

 

 

I'm currently reading The Prophecy, the fourth and final book in the Titan Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. So far I'm really enjoying but I'm sad to say there are a few editing mistakes, that can be confusing sometimes. But overall I enjoy it and I really missed Seth, Josie and friends :)

 

The Prophecy (A Titan Novel) (Volume 4)

 

After that I think I be going back to The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon,the second book in The Bone Season Series. It is still very dense but great universe but I think this one is a lot easier to read now that I understand the world more. I just wish I wouldn't have waited so long between the books.

 

The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2)

I don't have any real goals for July, other than just continuing to read some of my review copies for the most part. I've been switching between ARC and books on my TBR and that seems to be working fine, I might keep that up and for every review copy I read I will read a book of my TBR.

  Oh there will be a great new giveaway coming soon. Keep your eyes open for it :)

Kiersten White's Bright We Burn the third book in the The Conqueror's Saga will be released July 10.2018, I'm really looking forward to it and that is one book I must get in July for sure.

 

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Now to my June reads,as always you will find the buy links in the review that are linked .

If you live in the US have a great 4th of July

 

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Have a great July and Happy Reading!

 


Ain’t She a Peach? by Molly Harper

 

 

An Atlanta ex-cop comes to sleepy Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet—but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met.

Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything—but it seems rude to embalm them and not at least say hello.

Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. Led by Great-Aunt Tootie, the gambling, boozing, dog-collecting matriarch of the family, everyone looks out for one another—which usually means getting up in everyone else’s business.

Maybe that’s why Frankie is so fascinated by new sheriff Eric Linden…a recent transplant from Atlanta, he sees a homicide in every hunting accident or boat crash, which seems a little paranoid for this sleepy tourist town. What’s he so worried about? And what kind of cop can get a job with the Atlanta PD but can’t stand to look at a dead body?

Frankie has other questions that need answering first—namely, who’s behind the recent break-in attempts at the funeral home, and how can she stop them? This one really does seem like a job for the sheriff—and as Frankie and Eric do their best Scooby-Doo impressions to catch their man, they get closer to spilling some secrets they thought were buried forever.

 

4 ★

 


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

 

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

 

 

4-4 ½★ 

 

 


Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

 

 

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

     

 

 5★ 

 


The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

 

Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha, and the sworn enemy of Julius Caesar.

When Fallon was a child, Caesar’s armies invaded her homeland, and her beloved sister was killed in battle.

Now, on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is eager to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her place in the fearsome Cantii war band. She never gets the chance.

Fallon is captured and sold to an elite training school for female gladiators—owned by none other than Julius Caesar. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon’s family might be her only hope of survival.

Now Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries and deadly fights—in and out of the arena. And perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her forbidden yet irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier.

 

 

 4★

 


The Night Ferry by Lotte & Soren Hammer

 

 

Sixteen children and four adults are killed in a devastating boat crash in Copenhagen. Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen is called in, only to discover that this was no accident and that one of the passengers has a very personal connection to the homicide team.

Reeling from this revelation and not knowing who to trust, Simonsen follows a trail that eventually leads him to Bosnia and a network of criminal misconduct. All evidence points towards one shady figure: a high-ranking army specialist with a suspicious past. But the more Simonsen digs, the further the truth slips from his grasp.

     

 4 ★


Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/06/29/june-2018-round-up
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review 2018-06-20 06:11
great book and great characters
Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend - Kerri Carpenter

Lola’s best friend and roommate was Frankie. Lola was getting over her breakup with Mark who had dumped her for a younger,prettier, and more fun girl per Mark. Lola preferred being in a committed relationship to randomly hooking up. As a homebody Lola’s preference was to spend the night with her boyfriend cooking together, binging Netflix rather than being drunk at a bar making idle chit chat with some douchey guy who smelled like beer and way too much aftershave. Whereas Frankie loved going out. Frankie was an expert flirt and men always seemed to flock around her. Basically she was Lola’s polar opposite. Lola was a librarian . Frankie wants Lola to crash a H S reunion that wasn’t theirs  with her. Then Frankie managed to get her way as she always did and she stood outside with Lola at Kennedy H S reunion and Frankie had also made Lola over.Luke had a feeling he wasn’t going to like this his ten year H S reunion. But he had promised some friends he would make it. Then Luke sae Ryan and then his other friends from his old crew. Oliver had been Luke’s best friend since kindergarten. Luke was an architect. Luke love's to date but he doesn’t do commitment. Luke has sisters that are triplets, and all three plus his mother keep trying to set him up with someone. Luke saw Lola but her tag said her name was Kell Martindale but Luke had dated Kelli and this woman wasn’t her. So Luke goes up to Lola and starts talking to her then lets her know she is not Kelli but he won’t say anything if she will come to his family reunion next weekend as his pretend girlfriend.Luke and Lola are attracted to each other. Lola had been an only child and so had her parents and when they died young that left Lola with no family. Luke shows up  at Lola’s bocce game Monday night and even plays and they have a good time. Then they meet up again to get to know each other better for when they go to the reunion. Lola gets sad when she says she has no family and Luke kisses her. Luke felt her lips were intoxicating. Luke had kissed a lot of women but none of the kisses had felt like this. After the kiss they shared a glance of wonder , lust, and curiosity. Lola went to Luke’s reunion and Luke was the only man there until Oliver gets there later in the day. Lola had a great time and loved being with Luke’s family and wished she still had a family. But she hated the lie about the fake relationship and told Luke why. Luke ended up staying the night and sleeping and staying with Lola all week. Frankie had pulled Lola aside at the girls night as she was really worried Lola was going to be hurt as she had feelings for Luke. Then Lola went to Luke’s family again- as they had invited her at the family reunion- for a barbecue.

I loved this book, it was a great romance. I loved how close Luke was to his family and how they interacted. I loved hoe Frankie took the place of family for Lola. I was sad for how Lola’s family had passed on and left her alone. I felt like I was there with everyone and that is a tribute to this author. I also felt bad how Luke’s father abandoned his family and it still messed Luke up and hurt him. I loved Lola and Luke together and how they interacted. I also loved how Frankie and Lola interacted. I loved the plot and pace of this book. Happily I could find nothing to criticize in this book and I highly recommend

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review 2018-06-17 14:22
Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter
Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend - Kerri Carpenter

 

Looking for a way to lighten the mood. Kerri Carpenter always delivers. Who needs to look for love, if it's destined to find you? Lola and Luke begin as a fluke and work their way up to forever. With multiple mishaps along the way. Her Super - Secret Rebound Boyfriend is the perfect cure to heal a broken heart. Chaos, laughter and happily ever after.

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review 2018-06-13 08:10
Blog Tour w/Review - Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend

 

It  wasn’t  shy librarian  Lola McBride’s idea  to crash someone else’s  high school reunion. Her best  friend made her do it, insisting  that having a little fun with a super-hot  rebound would make her forget about her recent  breakup. That’s when she meets the hottest guy she’s  ever seen.

 

Architect  Luke Erickson  had no idea attending  his ten-year reunion would  turn out to be so fun. He  catches the sexy brunette in a  lie, and he counters with a proposal—He’ll  keep her secret if she helps get his family  off his back by pretending to be his girlfriend  at an upcoming family reunion.

 

From  one reunion  to another, Lola  and Luke are suddenly  spending a lot of time  together. Good thing they’re only pretending, or this super-secret relationship could get really complicated.

 

 

 

About the Book:

 

Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend
by Kerri Carpenter

Series: n/a; standalone

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck

Publication Date: June 11, 2018

 

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Her Super-Secret Rebound BoyfriendHer Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lola is talked into crashing a high school reunion with her best friend. They do not really know anyone. Before they can really enjoy the festivities, she meets a hunk who is interested in making a deal.

Luke finds himself enamored with the animated Lola. After starting to get to know her, he figures she would be an ideal woman to take to the family reunion. His family just will not let up on the matchmaking.

This pair has the banter and the sparks flying from the first moment. The attraction is mutual. Very sexy and fun book where I even wished for a sequel. You are not going to want to miss this.


***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review by Netgalley and its publishers.

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Tour Wide Giveaway:

 

To celebrate the release of HER SUPER SECRET REBOUND BOYFRIEND by Kerri Carpenter, we’re giving away for a $25 Amazon gift card!

 

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open internationally. One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Entangled Publishing.  Giveaway ends 6/15/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Entangled Publishing will send one winning prize, Pure Textuality PR will deliver the other. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted.  

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About Kerri Carpenter:

 

Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances that are sweet, sexy, and sparkly. When she’s not writing, Kerri enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry.

 

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