Book Review: Paw and Order

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Summary: Now that Brigit and Megan have had some time to get used to each other they can work together to catch a thief.

Rating:

2.5/5

I was really disappointed in this book. I have read two other books in the series and really liked them. This one I didn’t like and if it was my intro to the series I would not have kept reading. Fortunately, I know that the other books are better so I will continue and hope there are no others like this.

Megan is a real jerk in this book. She was very unlikable. In other books she is flawed but endearing. In this one she is just annoying.

The crime in this book really annoyed me because it was fairly insignificant. Book 1 had them investigating a bombing. Now, Brigit and Megan are looking for a purse thief. It just wasn’t significant enough that I could care much about the crimes taking place. Sure, thieving is wrong. But, honestly, not interesting enough for me to worry much about whether thief was caught.

This book also has a love triangle I didn’t like at all. I read later books so I knew how it turned out and that may have tainted my views on it but overall I thought it was poorly done and everyone in the love triangle looked like a jerk.

I also was sad Brigit played such a small role in this book.

I do kind of understand what the author was trying to do with this story I just didn’t care for it.

I liked the other books in this series better so if this is your first one give another a try before giving up on it.

 

 

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Book Review:Dragonwatch

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Summary: After saving the world in the Fablehaven Series Kendra and Seth are at it again. This adventure will be even more dangerous than the last. The children must decide if they will become the caretakers of Wyrmroost the Dragon Sanctuary. If they don’t dragons might be unleashed onto the world. But if they do….

 

My Rating:

5/5

This was a fun read and a great way to continue the Fablehaven  Series. I loved Fablehaven and this was fresh and fun. I am so excited about this series that I really wish the author could write more than one a year. I don’t want to wait!

I loved that new characters were added. Seth and Kendra have visiting cousins and it will  be interesting to see their journey. I really liked that the cousins have different personalities from Seth and Kendra and I look forward to seeing how their stories play out.

I also love that despite the Fablehaven adventures Seth still gets into mischief. He is more cautious and thoughtful but still daring and willing to take risks.

I do have one minor complaint. I am not a fan of the emerging Bracken/Kendra romance. I am not a huge Bracken fan mostly because I think he is too good. Him and Kendra can never really be on equal footing in a romance.

I think my favorite thing about this series is that it is lots of fun to read but doesn’t end up getting bogged down by too much detail like so many fantasy stories.

I highly recommend this book to fantasy fans but read the Fablehaven series first.

 

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Self-published Books – You Get What You Pay For?

This is very true!

Linda G. Hill

Warning: rant ahead.

There’s a discussion going on in one of my Facebook groups and I’m having a very hard time staying out of it. So lucky you, you get to hear the side that’s going on in my head.

The complaint was a misused word. The sentence they are “Ugh!”ing over included the phrase, “something worst.” The original complainer called it a grammatical error. I pointed out it could have been a typo, and asked if it was one of many. She said it was the only one she’d found, so I said it was understandable: even a spellchecker wouldn’t have picked it up, to which she replied, “True probably self published.” Note the total lack of grammatical issues with her reply. (Sorry, I get sarcastic when I’m pissed off.) What I wanted to say was that even had it been edited and proofread professionally by a traditional publisher’s…

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New Release: The Alpha’s Daughter

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Available 4/4/2017. Buy it for kindle today!

 

 

What happens when the non-werewolf daughter of the Wolstenholme pack alpha meets a mysterious werewolf at the court of the infamous Henry Tudor?

Tamsin Wolstenholme was sent to Hampton Palace with instructions to steal the king away from his new queen. Fortunately for Anne Boleyn, Tamsin only has eyes for Henry’s handsome guard.

Walter Crake has been sent by his father to protect Henry VIII and try to return the errant monarch to Catholicism. When beautiful Tamsin Wolstenholme steals his heart will he have the courage to betray everything he holds dear for love?

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Free Kindle Ebook!

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Free for next 4 days. Download Now.

 

One night of poor judgement during a ball leaves Sophronia with child. Her baby’s father, the heir to the Marquess of Wolstenholme, is already married and so to avoid a scandal his younger brother is ordered to marry her.

The last thing Nathaniel Wolstenholme wants is a wife. He is not the heir to the title, estate, or leadership of the pack. Still, he knows that a werewolf pup is a valuable asset and his nephew or niece should be raised with other members of the pack. He just hopes his new bride doesn’t expect love to grow. His heart still belongs to Vivian even though she would never marry a man with no title.

Sophronia and Nathaniel’s union has barely begun when werewolves suddenly start showing up dead. When one of the murders hits close to home Nathaniel must reveal himself to Sophronia. Together, they must protect those they love and discover who is responsible for the grisly murders.

 

***This Freebie is to celebrate the release of the tie in book The Alpha’s Daughter releasing 4/4/2017

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Book Review: When Bunnies Go Bad

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Summary: Pru Marlowe is a pet psychic who also happens to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time where dead bodies are concerned. An obnoxious out of town tourist was murdered and Pru finds herself swept deep into the mystery.

3/5

I had very mixed feeling about this book. On one hand it was lots of fun to read. I didn’t want to put it down. I liked it enough that I plan to read another book or two in the series but I am not sure if it is a series I will finish.

I found many places in the book confusing. Some of that may have been because this is book 6 in the series and I hadn’t read one. It could also be the style the book is written in. The point of view is first person and sometimes following Pru’s thoughts had me confused. Similarly, many of her thoughts felt flawed. I also had mixed feelings about her as a character. In some ways she reminds me of Temperance Brennan from Bones (the television show not the books). I love Temperance but in some ways Pru felt more forced. She looks at the world through a very specific animalistic and nature based way. It was intriguing but also annoying at times. Also, Pru is an alcoholic which made her a bit harder for me to relate to.

I didn’t like the conclusion of the mystery either. The end felt really rushed.

This book has a cool concept and maybe if I had read book one I wouldn’t have struggled with the things that bothered me. I do think this book is worth giving a try especially if you love animals.

 

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Cover Reveal:The Alpha’s Niece

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I am excited to reveal the cover for my upcoming novel The Alpha’s Niece. This book currently is in the editing phase and I don’t have an exact date for pre-order yet but it will be very soon.

In this historical romance Cyrus left his pack and joined the Union army to fight for the Northern States in the Civil War. He returned with a missing leg. His alpha didn’t punish him with the exile he deserved which left him forever in his alpha’s debt.

Now, his alpha wants to collect. Remember is the alpha’s niece and she needs a husband, fast. She is in a family way after an assault. She must marry to pass the child off as her new husband’s to protect both herself and her child from the man who attacked her. How can Cyrus possibly say no to helping the Alpha’s niece?

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