My Bag Of Books

Here is a love of a good read. Life is too short to waste time and money on bad books.

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Dragons and Magic by Poppy Wolfe; Blair Babylon

 

Fun, lighthearted read by one of my favorite authors. The steam is real, whether from the romance point of view or from the dragon possibly cooking a bunch of serpents in a Las Vegas fountain (can you say “sushi”) (which I actually thought might happen, but did not, “sigh”) both are exceptional vantage points. Then there are the names, ”Smedley O’Tentacle”, who drips ink, being one of my favorites. Great fun, quick read, enjoy this one. 

Something Just Like This by Jami Alden

Sweet, easy read, full of steam, heartache, loss and redemption.  The two love interests are hard put to make the relationship work. Many past hurts and issues must be worked through before there can be the requisite HEA, it is a fun journey. Good read. 

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Hook (Men Of Inked:Southside Book 3) by Chelle Bliss

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This third book is tied as my Bliss favorite. This story starts with heartbreak and moves to the expected HEA. There is the signature steam and humor. These are characters you can enjoy, laugh with and even shed a few tears with. Excellent addition to the line up. No disappointment here. 

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False Start by Meli Raine

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 This is the last book of the fourth lap of a treacherous race. First Allie, second Lindsay, third Jane, and this lap, Lily, with Wyatt waiting at the gate. The cliffhanger at the end of False Hope, left the anticipation for this last installment at the forefront of my “to read” list. The twists, turns and at one or two places, insanely evil made this an excellent finale. I found myself lost in a few places, trying to decide if was real or imagined.  Don’t miss this one. 

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False Start
Series: The False Series #3 Authors: Meli Raine

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 15, 2019

 

This isn't how my life is supposed to end.
Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to deceive.
Powerful people want my rescuer to die. I'm just a lure. A pawn. An object.
But objects hold meaning. Emotions attach themselves without logic.
Like love.
I now know that Duff will do everything to protect me.
If he gets here in time. And if I can hold on long enough.
Because my body can only handle so much. Pushed to the limits, it's finally giving out. Giving way. Giving up.
I know Duff, though.
He never will.
Blink.
Read the stunning conclusion to USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine’s False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.


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EXCERPT

Being locked in a room with a dead body is not on my bucket list.
Being locked in a room with a faceless corpse, the dim light making his exposed, bloody skull bones gleam like rubies, is definitely not on my wish list.
The scream that wants to come out turns inward, helplessness stopping it somewhere in my chest, comforted by my heart, which only wants it to go quiet. Screaming won't fix this. I can't find an escape by making noise.
Reality has a way of dominating.
I look down at the dead man.
Who is very, very real.

I move gently on the chaise, taking the deepest breath I can, holding it for too long. Suspending myself in time and space feels like the only out. I can't actually leave. Second best is closing off my air supply, shutting my eyelids, not moving. Freezing in place gives me an illusion to grasp, the fleeting seconds important.
My hand slides under a throw pillow. The cool haven of hidden fabric makes me shiver. A black spider, all too familiar, comes off the pillow my hand is under.
That makes me shiver even more.
I jump up, shocked by the intrusion of another living being.
The door calls out to me.
The spider crawls down one leg of the chaise, then makes its way dispassionately along the tip of the dead guy's shoe.
In order to get to the door, I have to go around the dead body. In order to move, I have to feel the sensation of his blood on my skin. When I bend my arm, the dried blood on my shoulders and neck crackles. It puckers, like child's glue spread over skin and allowed to dry for fun. For amusement. This is anything but amusing.

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#1 False Memory
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#2 False Hope
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AUTHOR BIO
Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

 

AUTHOR LINKS
Website: http://meliraine.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meliraine
Twitter: https://twitter.com/meliraineauthor
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/meli-raine
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13536295.Meli_Raine Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/beV0gf

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Last but not least.

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Summoned To Thirteenth Grave - Darynda Jones

It is hard to review this book without a spoiler. I knew going into this, it was the last of this series. The signature snark and steam are there, along with the regular workings of serial killers, legacy evil and of course the end of the world, all typical of a Charley book. However, this is the last, so there are a few twists and turns that are unexpected, but the end is .....  well, you will just have to read the book to find out.   Charley, your snark, humor and idioms will be missed. 

The Leopard Who Claimed A Wolf by Sara Makela

Tumultuous  twists and turns. Had to refresh my memory with regard to the previous books, it is not necessary to read the previous stories, but it does’t hurt.  I was a little disappointed at the beginning, I thought the leopard chick was an immature, self centered person, this changed as the story progressed. There is steam,danger, under handedness, romance. Good read. 

False Start by Meli Raine

 This is the last book of the fourth lap of a treacherous race. First Allie, second Lindsay, third Jane, and this lap, Lily, with Wyatt waiting at the gate. The cliffhanger at the end of False Hope, left the anticipation for this last installment at the forefront of my “to read” list. The twists, turns and at one or two places, insanely evil made this an excellent finale. I found myself lost in a few places, trying to decide if was real or imagined.  Don’t miss this one. 

Guardian Queen by Dana Marton

Third book in the Hardstorm Saga.  This last book is my favorite of the three. Throughout these books, the main character, Tera, strives to give peace, healing and understanding to all, but the evil is great and dark. True evil can not be changed by goodness, it must be faced straight on and destroyed if possible. This is a difficult lesson for a sweet tender healer.  In many places, I wondered at the naivety, Tera just kept getting smacked with the lies, brutality, underhanded and evil surrounding her. The series is good, this last installment is the best. Excellent reads all. 

Mend by Chelle Bliss

Mend - Chelle Bliss

This story starts with six years of misunderstandings, a regular theme in many romance books. A sweet read, with a “friend” that is not a friend, past and present tribulations, but ends with the expected HEA.  The forward is sad and made my heart hurt. Sweet and steamy, a good read. 

Forgiving History: A Wedding Novella by Jenni M Rose

Short follow up to the first book. Sweet short story with the follow up HEA. This includes a “prequel” to the second series book. Might have to look into it.  Sweet read. 

Hook by Chelle Bliss

Hook by Chelle Bliss

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Forgiving History (Freehope Book 1) by Jenni M Rose

Past trauma and abuse, begin the drama in this romance. Trust issues to overcome, apologies and amends to be made. All works out in the end. The struggles are resolved and HEA achieved. Good read. 

Hook (Men Of Inked:Southside Book 3) by Chelle Bliss

This third book is tied as my Bliss favorite. This story starts with heartbreak and moves to the expected HEA. There is the signature steam and humor. These are characters you can enjoy, laugh with and even shed a few tears with. Excellent addition to the line up. No disappointment here. 

Best so far.

Seventh Grave and No Body - Darynda Jones

Seventh in this series and so far my favorite. These book have a tendency to spin out, this one actually, kind of, made sense. There is the snarky humor we always expect from Charley and the back wash of side stories, that are always included in these books. There is laugh out loud humor in this one. I always wonder how one person/reaper/god can have so much heart ache and turmoil but still be positive and good. Fun, good read.