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review 2018-06-21 10:00
Review! Crossroads of Bones (Katie Bishop Series #1) Luanne Bennett!
Crossroads of Bones - Luanne Bennett

 

 

Katie Bishop would have taken her secret to the grave, but . . .
a bunch of fat cat society folks smelled her out and made her an offer she couldn't refuse.

 

Katie just wants to run her tattoo business quietly under the radar. But when a man walks into her shop and hands her a drawing of the same tattoo she's been dreaming about for weeks, things start to spin out of control. The last two people who tried to apply that tattoo are dead.

 

Only half human, it's her other half that an elite group wants to hire-a group of Savannah's more privileged citizens, including the city's reigning coven of witches.

 

There's a rogue god on the loose, and Katie is the only one who can send him back to hell before he breaks open the crossroads and lets the underworld waltz right in-if he manages to get that deadly tattoo inked onto his back.

 

 

I just found a new urban fantasy series – Katie Bishop Series - that is full of some unique beings and the first book in the series –Crossroads of Bones is a fascinating story that caught my attention and made sure that I want to read more Katie Bishop adventures.

 

Katie Bishop is a strong, charismatic character that has some unique elements that make her a bit different from other dragon shifters and her tough girl personality and her past makes her vulnerable to a threat that she didn’t see coming and has brought her to the attention of the council. There is a quite a bit of some steamy and sexy love scenes and a hot and sexy biker that has some unique qualities of his own. All the characters in the story are strong and all of them have their own quirks that make them fun and intriguing characters that easily draw readers in and ensure that readers want to know more.

 

The steady to fast paced plot keeps readers glued to the pages with lots of intrigue, thrills and surprising twists that keep the readers guessing and very curious as to just what will happen next and wondering how Katie will get out of the fix she finds herself in. It’s not non-stop action but has quite a bit of exciting events and the characters provide a lot of fascinating input to the story, although the story is a little choppy, not sure why I felt that way, but it wasn’t enough to distract from the interesting story line.

 

It seems that the next story Blackthorn Grove has been released so I will be adding to my TBR pile as soon as possible to find out just what happens next especially as Katie got some important information regarding what she is at the end of this one.

 


Crossroads of Bones

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36469576-crossroads-of-bones

 


Is the 1st book in the Katie Bishop Series.

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/227998-katie-bishop-series

 

which includes Book #2 Blackthorn Grove which is also available


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37411535-blackthorn-grove

 

& book #3 Shifters Moon will be available soon!

 


Crossroads and Bones is available in print or ebook at:

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072YWGJFH

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1287040768

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crossroads-of-bones-luanne-bennett/1126686213?ean=2940158678981

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/crossroads-of-bones

 

GPlay -

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Luanne_Bennett_Crossroads_of_Bones?id=WBJADwAAQBAJ&hl=en

 

 


Luanne Bennett can be found at:

 

Website - http://www.luannebennett.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14584106.Luanne_Bennett

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/luanne-bennett

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/luanne_bennett

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LuanneBennettBooks/?ref=br_rs

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/luanne-bennett/author,5010354

 

 

 

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review 2017-12-08 23:07
Keeping this one short and sweet...
Crossroads - Riley Hart,Sean Crisden

This may possibly be one of my shortest reviews ever but I'm tight on time and low on patience when it comes to this one.

 

Real simple this one so did not work for me. The MCs made me crazy and honestly both of their mothers...WOW!!! Just wow. Sorry but I was raised by someone from that generation...a woman's place is in the home, barefoot and pregnant, waitin' on her man hand and foot...yadda, yadda, yadda and I can honestly say even she didn't hit the levels that these women were at and if you knew my momma, you'd know that's really going some. So nope, done and over this one.

 

And to end things on a positive note Sean Crisden was the narrator for this one and that is the part of all this that I enjoyed I loved listening to him narrate this story so much so that I've since listened to the second book and I'm on the third one and things are going considerably better with both of these stories.

 

So that's it, I'm done here now. Peace out!

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review 2017-10-10 00:00
A New Beginning (Kansas Crossroads Book 1)
A New Beginning (Kansas Crossroads Book 1) - Amelia C. Adams I fell in love with the Kansas Crossroads series only a few pages into the first book. The characters are surprisingly well-rounded considering how short the books are and I find them all genuinely likeable. I've recently read some fiction and non-fiction about the Harvey House and Harvey Girls, I was struck right away by the similarities to the fictional hotel and restaurant, The Brody Hotel. The author did confirm that she based them on the Harvey House and Girls and it added an interesting layer of realism for me as I read the books. I definitely recommend all of the books in this series.
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review 2017-08-26 08:03
Rezension | Crossroads von Jürgen Albers
Crossroads: Ein Inspektor Norcott-Roman ... Crossroads: Ein Inspektor Norcott-Roman - Jürgen Albers

Beschreibung

 

Inspektor Charles Norcott verfügt durch seine lange Tätigkeit bei Scotland Yard über einige Erfahrung. Durch private Umstände wird er jedoch als Inspektor für die britischen Kanalinseln eingesetzt. Im Frühsommer 1940 ereignet sich ein Mordfall auf der ruhigen Insel Guernsey, was seinen Aufenthalt dort erfordert. Die Ermittlungsarbeit gestaltet sich durch die Kriegseinflüsse schwerer als zuerst gedacht. Nachdem Frankreich von der deutschen Wehrmacht überrannt wurde, sind auch die britischen Kanalinseln nicht länger sicher und einer Besetzung ausgeliefert. In diesem Zustand, abgekappt von den Informationen Londons, hat Charles Norcott bald einen zweiten Mordfall zu lösen.

 

Meine Meinung

 

Der historische Kriminalroman „Crossroads“ von Jürgen Albers ist in dem Jahr 1940 angesiedelt, Schauplatz ist Gournsey, eine der britischen Kanalinseln. Sehr spannend ist hierbei vor allem der Einblick in das Leben der Leute während des Krieges und welche Besonderheiten das Leben auf einer Insel in so einer Zeit mit sich brachte. Die gute Recherchearbeit des Autors macht sich hierbei deutlich bemerkbar. Durch die detaillierte Erzählweise fühlt man sich tatsächlich in die Vergangenheit versetzt, man wird regelrecht Teil des Romans.

 

Zum einen hat es mir sehr gut gefallen, wie subtil sich der Autor mit seinem Romanstoff auseinander gesetzt hat, und hatte meine Freude an den vielen Feinheiten. Dies ist allerdings ein zweischneidiges Schwert, denn zwischendurch hätte ich mir gewünscht, dass die Handlung etwas schneller vorangetrieben wird. Spätestens als sich der zweite Mord ereignete wurden meine Bedenken jedoch beiseite gewischt. Die Story nimmt eine Dynamik an, der man sich nicht länger entziehen kann!

 

"Dass sie sich ihres Mangels in keiner Weise bewusst ist, macht es nicht einfacher. Sie ist eine der schlechtesten Zeuginnen, die ich jemals befragen musste."  (Seite 30/31)

 

Die Geschichte ist nichts für Leser die nach einem spannungsgeladenen Buch suchen, in dem sich die Ereignisse überschlagen und die Seiten vor Blut triefen. Die Stärke von „Crossroads“ liegt in der authentischen Darstellungen der Polizeiarbeit von Inspektor Norcott und seinem Team. Die schleppenden Ermittlungen sind Folge des wütenden Krieges und die Besetzung der Insel Guernsey durch die Deutschen. Durch den besonderen Hintergrund der Kriegszeit ergibt sich ein ganz eigener, unterschwelliger Spannungsbogen. Es hat mich beeindruckt und bewegt, in die Kriegszeit einzutauchen und die Probleme und Ängste der Menschen hautnah mitzuerleben. Außerdem hat Jürgen Albers meine Neugier auf die wunderschön gelegenen Kanalinseln geweckt.

 

"Nun, sie werden überall ihre Nase reinstecken und uns Vorschriften für alles machen. Die Deutschen lieben Vorschriften und sie werden sie säckeweise mitbringen."  (Seite 68)

 

Besonders hervorzuheben sind die fein gezeichneten Protagonisten, die durch eine gekonnte Potraitierung polarisieren. Vom Hauptdarsteller Inspector Charles Norcott, an dem ich durch seine heroische und kämpferische Art gleich Gefallen fand, bis hin zu der schrulligen Mrs. Dobbs, ist es Jürgen Albers gelungen seine Figuren mit dem gewissen Etwas auszustatten und ihnen Leben einzuhauchen.

 

Ich freue mich auf jeden Fall schon auf die nächsten Ermittlungen von Charles Norcott!

 

Fazit

 

Ein Krimi der durch seinen geschichtlichen Hintergrund und lebensnahe Protagonisten besticht.

Source: www.bellaswonderworld.de/rezensionen/rezension-crossroads-von-juergen-albers
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review 2017-08-10 23:26
Strangehold (Crossroads of Worlds #1) by Rene Sears
Strangehold (Crossroads of Worlds) (Volu... Strangehold (Crossroads of Worlds) (Volume 1) - Rene Sears

When Morgan’s fellow student committed a terrible crime against the fae, Morgan retreated to a relatively quiet, isolated life. She certainly didn’t spend as much time with her sister as she’d like - not after she married a fae lord and became an ambassador to Underhill.

 

But when her sister begs for her help shielding her half-fae nieces, Morgan can’t say no and plans to be a bigger part of their lives… until all the gateways to underhill close ujknown to all, even Falcon, a fae she finds trapped on Earth… and casters start dying.

 

This world setting is fun and, better, really well presented. I won’t say it has never been done before - fae in a close realm, portals, witches, magic - these are definitely not unknown

 

But the way this world is put together, the very careful exposition, the lack of info dumping is all really well done. This is a world that manages to avoid the temptation to throw it all at us. It lays out lots of potential to many many many more things in this world in a perfect balance of hinting. And that can be hard, so many authors have this Really Cool Thing and decide they must must must share this with us!

 

The characters know their world and never feel the need to explain it to each other - they experience it and through them we experience it, showing everything we need to enjoy this book

 

I think it also lays out a lot of ominous yet epic hints to encourage future novels, promising a big big series.

 

And it is fun, it wasn’t super twisty due to the length, but it was fun and well paced without any convoluted elements of padding. Morgan is an interesting characters, she has reservations about the fae but they’re reasonable without being over dramatic or based on some fantasy world bigotry. We have a nice amount of history and development to give everyone character - and a magical organisation which isn’t THE WORST. Honestly that is such an over-used trope.

 

If I had to point to an area of the book that is weak it would be Falcon’s motivation - or maybe Falcon entirely. I never quite understood why Falcon became as invested as he did. Perhaps if we were more in his head we could see him, for example, respect Morgan‘s dedication to her nieces. Maybe see more of his respect for what she’s doing and more concern for what has happened with the fae gates. Maybe even identify with her nieces more because of their similar heritage

 

 

 

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Source: www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/strangehold-crossroads-of-worlds-1-by.html
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