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review 2019-11-16 14:30
Review ~ Decent read
The Naked Man - Jill Amy Rosenblatt

Book source ~ NetGalley


Katerina “Kat” Mills has an idea of what a “fixer” is. She used to help her former boss/lover, lawyer Phil Castle do the fixing for wealthy clients, but she barely scratched the surface of that particular world before she dumped Phil’s ass. Now, working in dead end mind-numbing temp jobs she answers her phone late one night to one of Phil’s clients. Joe Lessing is in a panic. He needs a fixer and he can’t get ahold of Phil. He begs Kat to help and when he offers a substantial amount of cash to do it, she accepts. This event sets off a chain reaction and before she knows it Kat has begun her first real foray into the fixer world. What has she gotten herself into?


I read books. I watch movies. I know what a fixer is. I know there are different aspects of fixing. But this story really puts it into perspective. Kat is in way over her head. It’s not just the reader who knows this. Kat knows it, too. But she needs the money and she’s smart and a quick thinker. So away she goes. Kat is awesome, other characters are interesting (especially Alexander Winter) and the world is fascinating. Kat’s not bad for a newbie, but I’m scared for her.  This is a dangerous world and I really don’t like Phil. I do look forward to more books in this series.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-fixer-naked-man.html
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review 2019-09-03 15:47
TWR Book Tour ~ #UltimateBlogTour
A Different Time - Michael Hill

My stop (and review) on The Write Reads Ultimate Blog Tour!



Book source ~ Tour


It’s 2017 and 22-year-old Keith Nolan is just living his life, working a job he dislikes to pay the bills and haunting flea markets and stores trying to fill out the last of his Uncanny X-Men comic collection as a tribute to his dad. On the day he finds that final edition he needs he also picks up a home video from one of his regular vendors. In the excitement of finding the comic book he forgets about the tape for a bit. When he does remember it and gets it playing, something strange happens. The woman on the 1989 tape is 19-year-ol Lindsay Hale and when Keith plays her tape, they can hear and talk to each other. What?! And this strange phenomenon changes their lives forever.


Told from both Lindsay and Keith’s POV the story will pull you in from the start and keep hold until the end. I wanted to know more about Lindsay and I really wanted Keith to find the rest of her videotapes. This isn’t a typical time travel story because Keith doesn’t go back in time and Lindsay doesn’t come forward, so while it has some sci-fi to it I guess it could also be considered paranormal. In any case, I dare you to read this and not be cheering for these two to get together. Be prepared because this is one exciting and unusual romance with a surprise ending that will make some people happy and others not. I cried and that’s all I’ll say about it.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-different-time.html
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review 2019-06-03 15:53
Review ~ Confusing
The Book of the Forsaken - Yannis Karatsioris



Book source ~ ARC. My review is voluntary and honest.


Three very different guys with supernatural/unusual powers are brought together by some dude to get some weird book. The guy may be a god of some sort? Or maybe just some mythological entity? I have no idea. This story left me scratching my head. A lot. I have no idea what’s going on or why these three were chosen. Well, I can guess why the one was chosen because he’s obviously connected to the book. But other than that I couldn’t say. The book is weird and disjointed and not in a good way. It’s hard to follow and makes even less sense. One of the guys is completely unlikeable. The other two are just ok. The writing is mediocre. I will note that my copy is a few years old, so I have no idea if it’s been revised or not. In any case, I’m not interested in continuing with this series.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-book-of-forsaken.html
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review 2019-01-26 17:05
Review ~ Graphic Novel | Paranormal
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 11, Vol 2 One Girl in All the World - Christos Gage



Book source ~ Library


Buffy, Willow, and Spike are still in the “Safe Zone” (i.e. internment camp) out in the Grand Canyon. They know the gov’t is up to something nefarious, but they need to escape to figure out what. When all of the magical creatures are given the option to become “normal” most take it just to get out of the terrible living situation. But there are those who can’t live without their magic (and those who choose not to), so Buffy and Willow give up their magic to get outside. After that, it’s all about Hannibal Smithing. You know, loving when a plan comes together. Because they do have a plan, right? Right?


The thing about Buffy and her Scoobies is, they usually have a workable plan. So you have to kinda go on faith (not that Faith) that what they come up with will work. I wasn’t so sure about this one. I was kept in the dark the entire time as to what the plan might  be so I worried it was going to go all FUBAR. Luckily, it mostly didn’t. Ok, that’s also typical of their plans. In any case, well done! Also, I love the artwork. Gorgeous!


Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/01/btvs-season-12-vol-2-one-girl-in-all.html
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review 2019-01-16 16:21
Kindle Review
Bella's Band - Alina K. Field

Book source ~ Kindle Lending Library


Major Steven Beauverde’s older brother was murdered and now he has to take the mantle of Earl of Hackwell. However, he hears rumors of a bastard son, so he starts a dual investigation: find out the real circumstances surrounding his brother’s death and find the child, if there is one. Because there is no way he wants to be saddled with the title if he can help it. Along the way he stumbles across Annabelle Harris and her wards, two-year-old Robby and nine-year-old Thomas. He suspects she’s deeply involved with the subjects he’s investigating, but he’s not sure how. Finding out will be a pleasurable pastime since he’s got the hots for her. And if he’s not mistaken, she for him.


He’s not mistaken. She lusts after him even though he’s dangerous to her way of life and her secrets. But there’s not much time for hanky panky because there’s a murderer on the loose and everyone is in danger. I’m not a big fan of Steven myself, but I’m not going to be the one leg shackled to him, so whatever floats Annabelle’s boat. I do love Annabelle for most of the book. She’s strong, independent, courageous, quick thinking, and not afraid to do what she wants. Being wealthy helps even if she doesn’t have a title. She does do a couple of very stupid things that make me want to slap her, but for the most part I really like her. Steven is just meh to me. I’m not sure why. It’s as if I couldn’t really get to know him or connect with the character or something. Side characters are interesting and worthy additions to the tapestry. And I do love a bit of danger. What brought this book down for me was the beginning is very confusing. For quite some time I couldn’t figure out who was who or what the hell was going on, but then it settles down into a more stable story telling. All-in-all an entertaining read once you get past the confusing beginning.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/01/bellas-band.html
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