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review 2017-03-30 00:46
Stuck In a Love Triangle
Stuck in a Love Triangle - Jade Jones

Title: Stuck in a Love Triangle
Author: Jade Jones
Publisher: Jade Publications
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four

"Stuck in a Love Triangle" by Jade Jones

My Thoughts...

An interesting quick well written read that had quite a abrupt ending especially for Kelly, Jason and even Rome. With all the drama that is so present in this read I had hoped for something less than heartbreaking but oh well, all stories do not have HEA as it was in this love triangle.

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review 2017-03-28 23:23
Dreams of Distant Shores ★★★★☆
Dreams of Distant Shores - Patricia A. McKillip

This review is written with a GPL 4.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at WordPress, Blogspot, Booklikes & Librarything and linked at Goodreads & Mobileread by  Bookstooge’s Exalted Permission
Title: Dreams of Distant Shores
Series: ----------
Author: Patricia McKillip
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 290
Format: Digital Edition



A collection of short stories and a novella showcasing McKillip's writing style and preferred story content.



My Thoughts:

The majority of this book is taken up with the novella, Something Rich and Strange. I read that back in '05 and wasn't very impressed then and this time around nothing improved. That is the reason for the 1 Star deduction.


Now, the rest of the stories, they were excellent. They were what I EXPECT from McKillip. My favorite was about an artist who draws the Gorgon's mouth and it becomes his muse, until it convinces him to fall in love with a real life girl who then becomes his true muse. Not being an artsy guy myself, most of the time I poo-poo stories dealing with art. However, this story, appropriately entitled The Gorgon in the Cupboard, drew me in and made the artist character sympathetic enough that even I was able to like him. The counter-story about the woman who becomes his muse, is poignantly sad and heartwrenching and provides a sad canvas upon which a happy story is drawn.


The Forward by Peter Beagle I could have done without. I am not a fan of Beagle, so his musings on meeting McKillip at various times came across as self-serving and very faux-humble.


If I ever read this again, I'll just skip the novella and concentrate on the short stories.







  1. 2005 Review of Something Rich and Strange






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review 2017-03-27 22:43
Nice Girls Don't Live Forever / Molly Harper
Nice Girls Don't Live Forever - Molly Harper

Another fun Friday night spent with Jane Jameson. I’m glad I left a few months between #2 and this installment—Jane is best enjoyed in small doses. Especially as this book tips the scales much further towards paranormal romance than to regular urban fantasy.

I do love the sass and the snark that Molly Harper channels for Jane. And Jane needs them desperately in book 3 as she deals with relationship issues, both her vampire sire/boyfriend, Gabriel and her sister. Not to mention that her best friend Zeb & his werewolf bride are expecting twins and expecting Jane to keep all the crazy relatives out of the delivery room.

I appreciated that instead of one constant melt-down about the Gabriel situation, Jane decides to get on with her life. She concentrates on her business and its promotion—with the hilarious side effect of becoming embroiled in the local Chamber of Commerce (which seems to be populated with only women named Courtney). I also loved that her friendship with Dick Cheney progresses—Dick takes her out for an evening of drinking, not-talking, and fighting, just the cure for a heartache. The Dick & Jane schtick works well.

Also loving the fact that Jane has Jolene and Andrea as BFFs and that each of them have personalities & motivations of their own within the novel. Yes, the boys still loom large, but Jane definitely has some women friends to lean on. Yay!

4 sassy stars!

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review 2017-03-27 12:48
REVIEW BY MERISSA - Red Blood (Series of Blood #2) by Emma Hamm
Red Blood - Emma Hamm,Sarah Collingwood
Red Blood is the second book in the Series of Blood set by Emma Hamm. In this story, we meet again with Lyra, a siren that we originally met in book one. We learn more about her past, her life, and the secrets she is keeping from everyone. When she is given the mission to find The Graverobber, she accepts it with equanimity. After all, she has already met him and finds herself fascinated by him, a fascination in return that he shares. With Malachi still plotting in the background, we reunite with Pitch (love that dude!) and meet The Trinity (who I also loved!).
This book does NOT suffer from the 'second slump' that some second books do. In fact, I enjoyed this book more than the first! Perhaps it is because I am now acquainted with their world; perhaps it is because I am reunited with characters that I already know and like; who knows? All I do know is that this was exceptionally well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, and a whole gamut of emotions of keep me glued to every single word, scene, and page!
Red Blood is quite simply an amazing book, and an excellent continuation into their world. I can absolutely recommend this book, and this series, without any hesitation.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!


@EmmaHammAuthor, #Urban, #Fantasy, #Romance, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)


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review 2017-03-26 20:11
Review: Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run #4) by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban
Divide & Conquer - Abigail Roux,Madeleine Urban




“She’s burning, Zane!”

Hot damnnnnn.... Ty was so sweet in this!!!




*favorite moment of this book;


Zane’s pulse thrummed as he gave himself over totally into Ty’s hands, following his capable direction and floating on the music.

He’d thought about this, a slow dance with his lover, not a flashy tango or a writhing clash under a disco ball. But he’d never dreamed he would get one.
It was possibly one of the most erotic, most loving things Ty had ever done for him.

And that cliffhanger!!


Re-read BR with Julie (Audiobook), September 29th

Smexy times in the car.. Here we come!!



First read: 2013, November 28th

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