30 September 2011

Review: One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire

Note: References to plot from previous books.

The Book:

October Daye is settling in to her new role as a countess in Faerie, she is dating again, and all seems relatively calm. So of course it is time for things to go wrong.

The children of the regent of Saltmist have been kidnapped and the Queen of the Mists stands accused. In three days the Fae of land and sea will go to war, unless Toby can find the missing boys. While there are those who will stand in the way of Toby, there are others who will always stand with her.

But in a time of war, not everyone survives.

28 September 2011

Review:Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

The Book:

Welcome to Mythos Academy, where teenagers are being prepared for the world not only with a first-class education, but with the skills for battle and magic. When a student is murdered and a magical relic stolen, Gwen Frost is determined to find out who is behind the deeds. Especially since she was supposed to be the victim.

21 September 2011

Review: Pay Me In Flesh by K. Bennett

The Book: 

Mallory Caine just wants to live her life quietly, at least as quiet as a lawyer in L.A. can. Being hit on by lascivious judges, pursued by an ex-boyfriend and having a killer roaming the streets is not helping in that department.

But then, neither is being a zombie.

18 September 2011

In My Mailbox (20)

Welcome to In My Mailbox! Hosted by The Story Siren, it is a way to showcase books received for review or won, picked up at the library, or purchased in the last week. Or four. Titles link to Goodreads.

I am thrilled that I received two boxes from Kensington Publishers now. I have lots to review and share with you all!

Pay Me In Flesh by K. Bennett. Lawyers don't have souls - especially if they are zombies.
Highland Bride by Hannah Howell. Gillyanne Murphy knows that men will battle for her Scottish lands, so she quickly chooses one, but the battle continues for her knight's heart.
It's Always Been You by Victoria Dahl. Aidan York mourned the woman he loved and lost ten years ago, but what happens when he discovers her alive and well? What is she hiding?
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep. Gwen Frost does not have the same heritage as the rest of the mythic-born students and Mythos Academy, but she is determined to find out the truth behind the murder of one of her classmates.

Let me also add I just picked up two of Estep's Elemental Assassin series, Web of Lies and Venom (#2 & #3, holding to my tradition of not quite reading things in order!) from the library this weekend. Kick-ass character and world-building.

Mistress By Marriage by Maggie Robinson. A whirlwind marriage leads to the brink of divorce. Yet if Caroline was no good as his wife, does Christie expect any better with her as his mistress?

Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan. Mattie knows they don't find many murders in her small Wisconsin town, but the beautiful woman found dead is known to at least one person - her love interest, Steve Hurley. As is the weapon that killed her.

Happy Reading!

07 September 2011

Review: Firestorm by Radclyffe

Note: An abridged review is also available at The Lesbrary.

The Book:

Things can get hot when you are a smokejumper. Mallory James leads a crew of men and women who risk their lives to face out-of-control forest fires and rescue climbs. When rookie Jac Russo, a woman with a reputation larger than the Montana mountains, joins the training unannounced, the two women are immediately up in arms around each other. Yet Mallory soon discovers that while she may be known as "Ice" to her crew, her desire for Jac can make anything burn.