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review 2019-04-26 10:55
Release Day Review! Lachlan (Vampires in Europe #2 / Vampires in America #13) D.B. Reynolds!



TGIF Readers! Get ready for some breath taking action and suspense as I dive right into the middle of a Vampires In Europe battle. Enjoy and don't forget to add Lachlan by D.B. Reynolds to your shelves!





Scotland—sweeping forests, tumbling waterfalls. . .and towering highlands where vampire warriors have ruled for centuries.

Lethal and charismatic, vampire Lachlan McRae woke on his first night to death and devastation—his clan slaughtered, his fortress destroyed. One hundred and fifty years later, driven to avenge the murder of everyone he loved, he’s ready to hunt down and kill the one vampire who was behind it all—Erskine Ross, the Vampire Lord of Scotland.


Beautiful, smart, and cool under pressure, Julia Harper is determined to prove she’s more than a child of wealth and privilege. When a lifelong friend is murdered by vampires, she steps out of her role as an analyst for the CIA, and sets out to take down one of the most powerful men in Scotland—the deadly Erskine Ross.


Recruited by a friend to arrange contact between Lachlan and her best friend Cyn’s mate, the powerful Vampire Lord Raphael, Julia soon discovers that she and Lachlan want the same thing . . . Erskine’s death. But when Erskine sets out to kill Julia instead, she and Lachlan find themselves fighting for her life, and for a love that neither one of them can trust.



Lachlan McRae is driven to avenge the murder of everyone he loved and the time has come to hunt down and kill the vampire responsible. After her friend is murdered, Julia Harper steps out of her role as a CIA analyst and sets out to take down one of the most powerful men in Scotland. Julia and Lachlan want the same thing, the Vampire Lord – Erskine Ross’s death, but Erskine has Julia and Lachlan fighting for her life and for a love that neither one of them can trust.


A powerful and breath taking, exhilarating read that has readers wondering if another evil bad guy will bite the dust. Lachlan and Julia have some serious chemistry going on but the relationship is chock full of trust issues and both of their determined mind sets that they have to take down the vampire lord of Scotland. Both of these characters are strong, very bold characters that readers can really sink their teeth too with lots of emotional turmoil plaguing their relationship and lots of explosive passion that sets readers’ senses aflame.


The fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers glued to the page with lots of heart pounding suspense, adrenaline pumping excitement and thrilling danger with this story being further enhanced by the appearance of Raphael and Cyn during a tense meet and greet. A couple of potent and white-knuckle battles adds further hair raising enjoyment to this already superior read, which ensures that readers will want to read this powerful, exhilarating, and intensely satisfying romance over and over and over!



Author's Book Page - https://www.dbreynolds.com/lachlan/



Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41556490-lachlan


BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/lachlan-d-b-reynolds/book,14003533


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/lachlan-vampires-in-europe-vampires-in-america-book-13-by-d-b-reynolds


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Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/5cb4224901dbc864fb9d4b3f/lachlan-vampires-in-europe-db-reynolds


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Lachlan is the 2nd book in the Vampires in Europe series and the 13th book in the Vampires in America series.


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/259804-vampires-in-europe


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/46926-vampires-in-america


Author - (complete reading order including Vignettes)




1 Raphael
2 Jabril
3 Rajmund
4 Sophia
5 Duncan
5.5 Betrayed+
6 Lucas
6.5 Hunted+
7 Aden
7.5 Unforgiven+
8 Vincent
9 Deception
10 Christian
10.5 Compelled+
11 Lucifer
12 Quinn*
13 Lachlan*


* 12 & 13 Vampires in Europe

+ Cyn & Raphael novellas






There's also cross over with the spin off Stone Warriors series, with characters from both the VIA and Stone Warriors series making cameos in the other series.


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/179243-stone-warriors


Author - https://www.dbreynolds.com/stone-warriors/




AVAILABLE in ebook


Amazon - https://amzn.to/2KdbLmY


B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131144358?ean=2940161322284&fbclid=IwAR1SUUKb5HZCA0pbfG-ClBP579PyoAUzO5sIi-MhjDT7JyHYiLBGLNohvkM


Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lachlan


iBooks - https://books.apple.com/us/book/lachlan/id1459831795?_bbid=12174194&mt=11


GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=RLKRDwAAQBAJ




D. B. Reynolds is the RT and EPIC Award-Winning author of several Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy stories, including the very popular Vampires in America. An Emmy-nominated television sound editor, she lives in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she's not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else's. Visit her blog at www.dbreynolds.com for details on all of her books, free stories, and more.



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


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2898479.D_B_Reynolds


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/profile/d-b-reynolds?list=about


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/D.-B.-Reynolds/e/B002BMGC1G


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dbreynoldswriter





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review 2019-04-26 03:24
Brief Thoughts: Mort
Mort - Terry Pratchett


by Terry Pratchett
Book 4 of Discworld | Book 1 of Death



Death comes to Mort with an offer he can't refuse especially since being, well, dead isn't compulsory.  As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won't need time off for family funerals.  The position is everything Mort thought he'd ever wanted, until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.

It seems rather true that each Discworld book gets more interesting as the series progresses.  While this wasn't an entirely perfect read, and there were a few character quirks that kind of annoyed me, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the whole story, even as it took some time for me to actually figure out what the plot was in the first place.

Death picks up a new apprentice in Mort, and adventures and nonsensical conversations ensue.

I'm not entirely sure what the point of the whole apprenticeship story line was, but the rest of the book was quite amusingly entertaining, especially following Death around, as he tries to figure out the way of mortals.

My favorite quote from this book happened during the moments before one of Death's "jobs," as he and Mort mingle with aristocrats at a house party.  While Mort is having a little bit of an identity and existential crisis by himself while learning the ropes of Death's work, Death is complaining about drink garnishes and fancy canapes.  It was one of the most amusing, nonsense-laden, yet thought-provoking exchanges.  And that last piece of dialogue in that passage from Death was...



Death is quite philosophical without really trying.  Of course, I'm all about fun, fruity drink garnishes, and savory h'orderves... so Death and I will just have to agree to disagree.

Another very enjoyable installment in the Discworld series, and I'm looking forward to the next one now.



Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2019/04/brief-thoughts-mort.html
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2019-04-25 18:20
Last and First Idol - TNSK,Gengen Kusano,Andrew Cunningham

I first heard of this book at the J-Novel Panel at Anime Expo last year. What caught my attention the most during the announcement was that the titular short story started as a Love-Live fanfiction. I started reading the novel when the J-Novel club released different parts of the three short stories weekly before the full book came out. Before I began reading the weekly releases, I thought the stories were going to scream "moe" and filled with the kind of stuff I saw in some sci-fi anime with cute characters.

Wow, I was wrong about my predictions for this story collection. The stories were anything but ordinary sci-fi. Each story was bizarre but in a good way. My favorite mash-up in the story was the Evo Gals one which combined evolution with gacha games. Surprisingly both of those things mix well. Reading about the idol activities done in the title story was macabre but somewhat funny to those who don't mind dark humor. Reading about space whale mating and using the whale's body as a spaceship in Dark Seiyuu was amusing.

The author and the translator both do an excellent job of maintaining the right balance of describing objects and the characters' actions without being too convoluted. The way the destruction of the Earth in Dark Seiyuu when gravity ceases was vivid and took my breath away. So was the brain removal procedure featured in Last and First Idol. I can feel my eyeballs and brain popping out of my head.

After I finished reading the first time, I purchased the ebook version to read again. Reading the stories the second time made me appreciate the stories more since I gain a better grasp of the scientific terms mentioned in the stories. Even when I reread the book, I still feel the wonder I've experienced the first time.

I highly recommend buying this book and reading it multiple times.

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review 2019-04-25 11:00
Review! Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) Darynda Jones!



Good Morning, Readers! Today, I am visiting Charley Davidson in Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones! Enjoy and don't forget to add Third Grave Dead Ahead to your shelves!






Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she's drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?



Charley Davidson is back and she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because Reyes Farrow, the part- human, part- supermodel son of Satan is a bit angry and haunting her every sleeping moment. Now she has to solve a missing persons case, deal with ego-driven doctor, cam her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle game while being sleep deprived and set as bait once again.


Once again, the saucy and snarky Charley Davidson has readers eager for another visit from the Grim Reaper in this mega suspenseful and splendidly delightful read. All the characters in this series are strong and full of vibrant life that make it easy for readers to not only connect with them but wanting them to extend their time with them as much as they can. Charley, herself is a fun ‘knock them dead’ heroine that reader can enjoy and live vicariously through with her wicked wit and feisty attitude. The chemistry between her and Reyes burns with lots of fire and sparks fly in every direction in their unconventional yet passionate relationship.


The plot is fast paced and full of exhilarating suspense that has readers turning the pages in anticipation of the next thrilling moment and with Charley’s busy, chaotic life there is never a dull moment to be found. The perfect blend of humor and suspense makes this book a dynamite read that readers can’t get enough of. New characters bring more excitement and adrenaline pumping thrills to the story while recurring characters continue to add their own brand of spice and sauce to the story and readers find themselves locking out the world in order to get the full enjoyable and entertaining experience of this fabulous read.



Author's Book Page - https://www.daryndajones.com/third-grave-dead-ahead/



Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12043770-third-grave-dead-ahead


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Third Grave Dead Ahead is the 3rd book in the Charley Davidson series


Charlotte “Charley” Davidson, a part-time private investigator helping the police with her ability to contact the dead in her full-time role as the Grim Reaper, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a paranormal romantic suspense series


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/52637-charley-davidson


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071WQ7NPK?ref=series_rw_dp_labf




1 First Grave on the Right
1.5 For I Have Sinned
2 Second Grave on the Left
3 Third Grave Dead Ahead
4 Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
5 Fifth Grave Past the Light
5.5 Shimmer
5.6 Glow
6 Sixth Grave on the Edge
7 Seventh Grave and No Body
8 Eigth Grave After Dark
8.5 Brighter Than the Sun
9 The Dirt on Ninth Grave
10 The Curse of Tenth Grave
10.5 A Very Charley Christmas
11 Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
12 The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
13 Summoned to Thirteenth Grave





AVAILABLE in Hardcover, paperback, ebook & Audio


SMP - http://www.amazon.com/Third-Grave-Dead-Ahead-ebook/dp/B005T54LWE/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1327611013&sr=8-1


Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Third-Grave-Ahead-Darynda-Jones/dp/1250001544/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318257102&sr=8-1


B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/third-grave-dead-ahead-darynda-jones/1104154981?ean=9781250001542&itm=1&usri=third+grave+dead+ahead


BaM - http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Third-Grave-Dead-Ahead/Darynda-Jones/9781250001542?id=5276794054958


Kobo - https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/third-grave-dead-ahead-1


iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/third-grave-dead-ahead/id453496109?mt=11&uo=4


IndieBound - http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250008282


Powells - http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781250001542-0


GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Darynda_Jones_Third_Grave_Dead_Ahead?id=cE0Bxct-P_YC


Audible - http://www.amazon.com/Third-Grave-Dead-Ahead/dp/B0073OGXBQ




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author DARYNDA JONES won a Golden Heart and a RITA for her manuscript First Grave on the Right. A born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.






Twitter: http://twitter.com/Darynda


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darynda.jones.official


Website: http://www.daryndajones.com/


Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.com/darynda


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4175419.Darynda_Jones


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/darynda-jones



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review 2019-04-25 10:55
Review! Eyes Wide Open (Desiree Holt's The Phoenix Agency World) Cynthia Cooke!



Hello Readers! Today I am joining The Phoenix Agency for another thrilling mission in Eyes Wide Open by Cynthia Cooke! Enjoy and don't forget to add the Eyes Wide Open to your shelves!





Jessica dreams of death--and now death has found her.


Jessica Barnes, a psychic dreamer, has been on the run for most of her life, escaping a serial killer who invades her dreams making her watch as he slaughters the innocent. Each time he finds her, she escapes. Only this time, he has chosen her as his next victim.


A Security Agent with the Phoenix Agency, Adam LaSalle, is no stranger to death. He saw his share as an MP in the Army but the hardest death of all, was that of his sister--torn from this world too soon. Now her killer is targeting the woman he has sworn to protect. The woman he has grown to love.


To stop this killer Jessica will have to do the unthinkable and let death in, forming a connection with a madman. And to stay alive? She’ll need to keep her Eyes Wide Open.



A psychic dreamer, Jessica Barnes has been on the run for most of her life, escaping the serial killer who invades her dreams. No stranger to death, Adam LaSalle is a security agent with the Phoenix Agency and he’s been assigned to protect Jessica from the killer that stole his sister’s life. To stop him, Jessica will have to let this killer in – to stay alive, she will have to keep eyes wide open.


Strong, compelling characters easily lure readers into their story and keep them hostage as they try to alive and keep from being arrested. The romance is sweet, the passion stirring and the plot is fast paced and full of thrilling suspense and unexpected twists that keeps readers glued to the pages. While is on the short side and missing some finer details, the story has all the wonderful elements that a romantic suspense a thrilling read and is great for when readers are short on time and need a break from the real world or a quick shot of adrenaline.



Author's Book Page - https://www.cynthiacooke.com/eyes-wide-open-the-phoenix-agency.html



Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36508629-eyes-wide-open


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Eyes Wide Open is set in Desiree Holt's The Phoenix Agency World.


They served their country in every branch of the military – Army Delta Force, SEALs, Air Force, Marines. We are pilots, snipers, medics – whatever the job calls for. And now as private citizens they serve in other capacities, as private contractors training security for defense contractors, as black ops eradicating drug dealers, as trained operatives ferreting out traitors. With the women in their lives who each have a unique psychic ability, they are a force to be reckoned with. Risen from the ashes of war, they continue to fight for those in need. They are Phoenix.


To view the original six books in the Phoenix Agency World click here!





AVAILABLE in ebook


Amazon - https://buff.ly/2KlJkhr?fbclid=IwAR0y4DXz0VeDsyZo9b5otnBGW5a6tb55HOccCEB_UZFTe6JxzLJxVvLj9Ks


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Swords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/872752



Cynthia Cooke's first novel was published in 2003. Since then she has gone on to publish 18 novels in 12 different countries, in many different languages. She is an award-winning author published with Harlequin, Steeple Hill, Entangled, and Amazon Kindle Worlds. She has a deep affection for romance stories and playing in the ocean. On her best days you can find her on the beach with her notebook, a novel in hand, and her dog, Angel, by her side.


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


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/513015.Cynthia_Cooke


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.cooke.authorpage


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