Friday, August 18, 2017

PRE-ORDER BLITZ Oh Henry by Mimi Jean Pamfilloff

Oh Henry

Ohellno Series by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff 
Publication Date: August 25, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, comes a new Romantic Comedy.

Henry Walton has been called many things throughout his life—fatty, bathtub, tree trunk, moose, walrus, lardo—you name it. But at over six foot five and weighing two hundred and eighty pounds, Henry is now solid muscle and the hottest defensive end in the NFL college draft. This is the moment he’s been waiting for: fame, money, women, and glory. Okay, there’s also a ten-million-dollar contract in it for him.

There’s just one teeny tiny problem: He can’t quite get over being dumped by the coldhearted shrew with thick glasses and a genius IQ he dated for a mere few weeks. Elle.

God, he so hates her and that stupid little squeaky laugh—a laugh that sounds like music to his ears and sweet, sweet victory to his career. Because for those two perfect weeks, his game was perfect. And now that she refuses to talk to him, everything is falling down the crapper.


Call him superstitious, but he’s got to get her back. Even if she’s the last girl he really wants and she hates his guts.



Don't forget book one...


Smart Tass

Ohellno Series by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff 
Publication Date: April 11, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes SMART TASS, a new Romantic Comedy.

He’s the hot quarterback all the girls want.
She’s the smart girl he loves to pick on.
And now that they’re all grown up, things are about to get geekin’ ugly…

My name is Tass. I’m smart, I’m driven, and I am determined not to let prankster Hunter Johnson continue raining on my parade. When we were little, he’d pull my hair and call me names. When we were teenagers, he’d throw food and tease me for being a flat-chested virgin.

But now that we’ve ended up at the same college, he’s out of his hot head if he thinks he can keep messing with my life. It’s like he’s fixated on me or something. Well, guess what, Mr. Amazefootball? I’m not that geeky little girl anymore and you do not screw with a smart woman.

So what’s my plan?

It’s definitely wild, and he’s about to find out…


About Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance. Both traditionally and independently published, Mimi has sold over 800,000 books since publishing her 1st title in 2012, and she plans to spontaneously combust once she hits the one-million mark. Although she obtained her international MBA and worked for over 15 years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance-closet and follow your dreams. When not screaming at her works in progress, Mimi spends time with her two pirates in training, her loco-for-the-chili-pepper hubby, and rat terriers, Mini & DJ Princess Snowflake, in Arizona. She continues to hope that her books will inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh when you need it most.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

ARC REVIEW Leave the Night On by Laura Trentham

YAY! The Cottonbloom series continues! I'm so happy this series wasn't over with the last book. Book four of Laura Trentham's series starts with a different family arc, The Abbott brothers. Once again we met a family on the Louisiana side of Cottonbloom. The Abbott brothers were raised by their father and their two aunts, their mother having ran off on them when the two youngest, twins, were still little. The boys grew up in their Dad's garage. Abbott Brother's Garage became popular for it's restorations on older model cars and by the time their dad died the boys were all grown up and ready to handle their share of the garage, well except the oldest. Wyatt is one of the twins and he's happiest when he's working on a new project.

From the Mississippi side of the river we met Sutton Mize the judge's daughter and owner of the town's boutique engaged to an up and comer lawyer, Andrew Tarwater. That all changes when Sutton takes Andrew's Camaro to Abbott's to get the interior overhauled and restored as an engagement gift, when she is cleaning out the car she finds a pair of underwear that is not hers and she knows exactly whose they are because she special ordered them for her best friend. Emotionally devastated and betrayed Sutton finds an unlikely friendship with Wyatt who was with her when she found them and since she was just betrayed by her best friend Wyatt was there for her to vent at and talk too. Sutton during her confrontation with the both of them she did something stupid she blurted out that she had been cheating on Andrew with Wyatt. Sutton then talks Wyatt into a fake relationship, she doesn't have to try too hard because Wyatt has had a crush on Sutton for longer than he can remember and he's willing to spend any time with her.

Wyatt falls easily in love with Sutton but he's has a curse hanging over his head, twins run in the family and the twins have never gotten married. So both Sutton and Wyatt are trying to talk themselves out of falling in love with each other; the more time they spend together the more they realize just how perfect they are for each other. But between Wyatt's older brother and Andrew and the fact that they come from different sides of the river Sutton and Wyatt have a lot to overcome before they can get their HEA.

Overall, Loved it! Sutton had more issues than you'd think and she does take advantage a little with Wyatt and Wyatt is full on even if he doesn't realize it at first. Laura Trentham writes great small town romance and I love this divided little town, I can't wait for the other books.  

ARC REVIEW Wolf's Mate by Celia Kyle

First book in Celia Kyle's new series Shifter Rogues, Wolf's Mate is a paranormal romantic suspense. I really liked the premise of the book but I did have some issues with it. It kind of just threw you into the story, the guys a have been a team for a while and you can tell, with how it just throws you in it almost feels like you're missing something in the story. I wasn't as emotionally involved with the characters as I normally like, and it took a while for me to really get a feel for the secondary characters. But by the end of the book enough had happened that I really do want to find out what happens next.

Declan Reed knows his wolf has a dark side, a dangerous side he's given into it and as a way to channel it he joined the Shifter Operation Command, SHOC, a clandestine group that does the dirty work for the shifter's council. The mission they are on now it purely information seeking only to find out if the company, FosCo, has any link to the anti-shifter group, Unified Humanity. Declan gets sidetracked when an accountant doing audits finds something she's not suppose to.

Abby Carter's accountant company was hired to do the audits for a big corporation, while she was there she dug where she wasn't suppose to and found evidence that FosCo is financially supporting the anti-shifter organization that she suspects murdered her family. Working quickly she manages to copy everything onto her tablet before the FosCo president and his UH armed thugs find her and try to kill her, luckily before they can do any real damage another guy shows up and rescues her. Abby in a panic of not knowing who she can trust runs for it but not before getting shot. Declan catches up with her finally but not before she hides the tablet.  

Abby is in a shit load of trouble now not only because the UH is after her but now the head of SHOC wants her in his custody to question her about what she knows and if she's involved. Declan knows what than means and it's nothing good so he goes AWOL and takes her with him. Everything about Abby calls to Declan, he needs to protect her at all costs even if it means doing it alone, lucky for him his team agrees with him that the director of SHOC doesn't need Abby just her tablet. But nothing is what it seems and sometimes you shouldn't trust the person closest to you.

Overall, by the end the book really had me into it, aside from one or two slow parts and it being a little predictable it was an exciting book.  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ARC REVIEW Need You by Stacy Finz

Need You is the first book of Stacy Finz's new series The Garner Brothers. It's in the same universe a her Nugget California series, where this takes place is Glory Junction and it's the tourist town that is just a stone's throw away from Nugget. I love this series already. The Garner brother's are all just... man, I am looking forward to each of their books.

Colt Garner is the Sheriff of Glory Junction, his parents helped put glory Junction on the map with their Outdoors Adventure company. They offer group trips that go hiking, white water rafting, skiing, and a multitude of things that you could do outdoors. Colt fills in when needed but he wants to concentrate on being Sheriff  especially since the new mayor is not a fan of Colt's and is trying to undermine everything. But aside from the idiot mayor and trying to move past his ex-fiancee everything is fine or it would be if his big city neighbor would stop parking in his spot.

Delaney Scott moved into her Glory Junction home after the bitter divorce to her business manager, who not only got half the company in the divorce but also her name. The Delaney Scott brand was her's and while she admits she didn't pay as much attention to the business side as she should have it's her creative genius that made the brand famous. Now she has to start all over, if only she can create something new. Delaney hit a slump she hasn't been able to design anything since the divorce and if she wants to start over she needs something spectacular. What she finds is the stubborn sheriff who provides a fresh new perspective and a muse.

Delaney and Colt make a cute couple it's a shame it took them so long to figure it out. Once they get past arguing over parking spots and they become friends who finally give into the sexual tension that's been building every time they are together. The build up of their relationship was really nice and really cute. They both have things going on in their lives and they help each other out when and where they can and work to get past the baggage that they carry.

Overall, I really liked it. I love Stacy Finz's writing style and she's has such a way with small town romances.        

ARC REVIEW Pieces of Me by Shiloh Walker

Pieces of Me is an odd one. If you know Shiloh Walker's writing you know she can get really dark and this one is no exception. Shadow Grace Harper was a young artist who met an older man and fell head over heals, as the years pass she finally break out of his controlling hold, he has manipulated her and abused her to the point she is no longer the person she once was. She has become so paranoid he'll come and force her back that she has become obsessive compulsive about her locks, windows and everything else. It's been three years and she is just starting to feel in control of her life, sort of. She has a routine she follows and any deviation will cause severe panic attacks.

One morning as her usual she spend down at the beach drawing, the man she nicknamed Lobo because his tattoo spoke to her. Caught completely by surprise she panics, it's only late she realizes she left her notebook, the same one she's been drawing very suggestive pictures of him. The whole day she spent worrying about her notebook absolutely certain it would be gone forever. But the next morning she finds it sitting at her usual spot but on one of the pictures her mystery guy wrote something.  She continues the morning as usual except this time he sits with her introduces himself, Dillian Jenkins.

Dillian is patient and kind to Shadow, he pushes her comfort zone but yet she feels safer with him than she has in the last eight years. But Shadow's ex-husband hasn't left her alone completely he has been paying someone to watch her and when Dillian comes into the picture he comes back to torment Shadow once again. But can Dillian offer her the much needed strength so she can finally get rid of her ex for good or will Dillian's own secret betray that trust.

Overall, the story was heartbreaking. The insta-lust between Shadow and Dillian was hot; sexual chemistry up the wazoo. Unfortunately this has one of those non-end kinda endings, it could be a cliffhanger but it doesn't feel like it. I enjoyed it it was an emotional journey for Shadow. Shiloh Walker knows how to write heroes I love.          

ARC REVIEW DC Universe Rebirth Justice League of America vol 1: the Extremist

Justice League of America

DC Universe Rebirth

Vol. 1 The Extremist




Issues 1-6
By Steve Orlando
Art:  Joe Prado, Ivan Reis, Various, Felipe Watanabe


Story: Now that Superman and Batman have redeemed Killer Frost they need someplace to put her and Batman has just the place. With the Justice League full of Aliens Batman feels that the people need a group of superheroes that aren’t aliens, so he got together Vixen, Black Canary, The Ray, Atom (but not Ray Palmer) Frost who has dropped Killer from her name, and Lobo. (Wait Lobo I thought this was supposed to be humans, whatever.) Finding out how they work together is trial by fire when a multiverse group of powerful beings tries to take over the world to save us from ourselves, by any means necessary. That includes killing anyone who objects to them. JLA decides the best course of action is to rally the people and defeat the Extremist together.


Art: The art was nice it had one awesome two page spread. I love how Frost and Vixen were drawn, and even though I don’t like Lobo he was drawn pretty well.



Review: After first reading it I really liked it but going back to it now I find it a little lacking Justice League vs. Suicide Squad was massive and non-stop and unfortunately JLA did get dry in some spots. I liked the characters (except Lobo) and I like them working together; this was a great idea but finished product it just okay.      

Thursday, August 10, 2017

ARC REVIEW Blackthorne's Bride by Joan Johnston

Blackthorne's Bride is book four in the Mail Order Bride series. It is part of the Bitter Creek universe the Wentworth family married into the the Creed family in the previous book of this series. The Wentworth's are orphaned, their parents died in a fire and the children went to an orphanage. The older siblings one by one ran away taking the younger kids with them. The girls had no choice but answer mail order bride ads to save themselves and their siblings. Josie was with her older twin sisters in a wagon train when it was attacked by the Sioux. Josie defended herself and for that she was captured and tortured. Marcus Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne, was in the American west with the hope of hunting buffalo what he found was a young woman with a will stronger than anything he's ever seen. After buying her from the Sioux he nursed her and brought her back to England with him. He asked his best friend and soon to be brother-in-law to make sure she made it back to her family after she healed.

Marcus continued living his life he married but his wife died along with the child she was carrying. Marcus was devastated by their deaths and finding out just how much his father squandered away a left the family and estates in desperate need of funds. In his final act of desperation Marcus put an add in the paper looking for a willing heiress. Marcus often thought about that girl he saved and where she was now.
Josie Wentworth wasn't that far way, she never made it back to America she was taken to one of Marcus' forgotten estates in Scotland and became a maid-of-all-work she grew to hate him not just  for not sending her back home but also for the abandonment of his nephews, two rambunctious boys. But that all changed the day a Pinkerton man came to the estate and told Josie that not only was her family alive and well but the money they thought was gone after their father's death had been stolen by their Uncle and was now returned to the children. She was now an heiress.

Josie hated leaving the boys behind but her plan was to convince Blackthorne to give her custody of the nephews he cares so little for and she will give him the money he needs. Josie doesn't remember what Blackthorne looks like she was too fevered to remember and she's hoping he doesn't recognize her. The plan changes slightly after meeting Marcus she agrees to marry him that way he gets his money and she has every legal right to the boys. But Blackthorne isn't who she thought he would be and she finds herself falling in love with him. Marcus is intrigued with the beautiful American who showed up on his door in just enough time to save the day. Josie hiding who she is isn't the only problem they face the Dowager Blackthorne hates Josie, Marcus' twin sisters are beautiful young woman but trouble makers and Marcus' best friend is hiding something he should have told his friend long ago.

Overall, this was a typical Joan Johnston romance novel, that's not a bad thing, I love her books it just means that the main characters go through a lot before they finally get their HEA in a way that is very telling to Joan Johnston, I could probably pick out her books anywhere. I love the Bitter Creek series but this is my first of the Mail order Bride series, I did feel a little lost not knowing everything that had happened before but not so much that I didn't enjoy the book. I will add this series to my Joan Johnston library.    

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ARC REVIEW Dark Horse Comics: Life and Death mini series


Life and Death

Dark Horse Comics

Predator and Prometheus




Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Andrea Mutti (Prometheus), Brian Thies (Predator)
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Cover Artist: David Palumbo








The story starts off in Predator, where a group of colonial marines are to assist the Weyland-Yutani in making sure the planet isn’t being illegally strip mined. Not only do they find evidence of another company there but a strange horse shoe shaped alien craft that is being protected by a group of ruthless hunters. The colonial marines are split into two groups as one distracts the Predators and the other sneaks on board the alien craft. But something happens and the original pilot wakes up and takes off with the marines still on board. In the second chapter, continued in Prometheus, the engineer takes off and lands on another planet. The marines exit off the ship only to run into a bunch of xenomorphs, they are rescued by a small group of survivors including a Predator they named Ahab. This just keep going from bad to worse when the Engineer wake up another one of his kind and starts hunting the survivors. It continues in Aliens Life and Death.


Art: Absolutely beautiful, both Brian Thies and Andrea Mutti did a remarkable job depicting the alien landscape, space and the Xenomorphs, Predators, and Engineers. The level of detail in each is impressive. So much of the story is told in the art and I think they did a great job telling their part.

Review: Overall, I think this was a great crossover between the three, and so far the story is captivating and the art beautiful. One thing I have noticed about Alien and Predator comics is that always just seem to throw you into the story and then fill in the blanks as you go. There is minimal character development but each new one brings in more characters. The Weyland-Yutani company plays more of a part in Predators and the ruthlessness of the company comes out very clear especially when the representative is willing to sacrifice the Marines to the Predators in order to get the alien spacecraft back to the company.
     

ARC REVIEW DC Universe Rebirth Harley's Little Black Book

Harley’s Little Black Book

DC Universe Rebirth



Story by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by: John Timms, Amanda Conner, Simon Bisley, William Tucci, Joseph Michael Linser, Dave Johnson, Neal Adams, Mauricet, Amanda Conner, Flaviano





Story: This is yet another collection of Harley hijinks. It includes Harley impersonating Wonder Woman, talking to the dead with Zatanna, gaining Lantern powers and fighting the Green Lantern, fighting an epic battle royal with Superman, working the Bombshells to defeat Hitler, and getting lost in space with Lobo. It is 258 pages if Harley being Harley, trying hard to be good but often her actions get misinterpreted.

Art: The art is all on par with what I expect from Amanda Conner, John Timms, and Dave Johnson. Mauricet works the Green Lantern story with John Timms for some pretty impressive Lantern action. Joseph Michael Linser does the art for Dispirited Spirits, a beautiful Zatanna and the eerie supernatural. Billy Tucci shares the Bombshells with Joseph Michael Linser and Flaviano with plenty of that outstanding Bombshell style and double the Harley. No Pain No Sane features the art of Neal Adams it’s a riot of activity and color (Paul Mounts) the amount of detail is impressive. Bare-assed and Belligerent is probably the only one I didn’t like both art and story, I’m just not a fan of Simon Bisley’s art.

Characters: Harley and her Gang, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, The London Legion: Double Decker, Tiffany Terror, Pub Crawler, Big Bad Ben; Green Lantern, A trio of unlucky ghosts and the demon that binds them to Earth, The Bombshells: Batwoman, Amanda Waller, Zatanna, Big Barta, Catwoman, Harley Quinn; Superman, Lois, Jimmy, and an unsuspecting Aliens looking for a fight, and Lobo


Review: Overall it was fun as are most of Harley’s adventures, silly and very, very not politically correct. Lobo’s story was the only one I really didn’t like, but I really don’t care for Lobo anyways.  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

ARC REVIEW Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes

Too Scot to Handle is book two of the Windham Brides series a spinoff series to Grace Burrowes' Windham Family series. I tell you I was a little intimidated when I opened the book and saw that big family tree, but it is safe to say I read this one just fine without reading the first book or the books in the previous series. The Windham Brides are four sisters, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Megan, and Anwen Windham they are cousins to the Windhams in the other series.

This book was so fun to read, it was well written with the right amount of humor, deception, romance and action. The main characters kind of ease into their romance. Anwen is so concerned with the orphanage she is almost oblivious when Colin starts to show interest. It's an easy romance too, once they share with each other how they feel it's nice because they are both open and honest about everything, not even the vindictive and conniving actions of certain people can change that. Anwen has dedicated herself to the orphanage the House of Urchins. She's trying to find a way to make sure they have enough clothes, food, and coal for the winter months as well as the salary for the headmaster. The older boys are a rambunctious group who have a pivotal part in the main story line. Colin is out of the Army and at times wishes he was back in it, trying to fit in with the London society is very depressing, his so called friends are a bunch of idiots who spend money better than they make it and as much as Colin needs help fitting in his patience only goes so far. Anwen is the only person he's met that has ethics close to his and getting in on the board of directors for the House of Urchins is his way of getting close to her not to mention he agrees with her cause.

Anwen's overprotective family sees what is happening and makes sure they know everything about Colin, even though his brother did just marry Anwen's sister, in the book The Trouble with Dukes. Someone is out to get Colin, to scare him out of London and make a mockery of him, but not even blackmail will work. Colin quickly learns that even though Anwen's family is overprotective they will close ranks and protect what's theres and that now includes him since it's obvious Anwen loves him. But it's not just Colin that's in trouble but the orphanage is in trouble when a great amount of money has gone missing.

Overall, this was a great book, very enjoyable, loved the characters and the protagonist was perfectly hateful.    

ART BOOK REVIEW The Art of Metal Gear Solid V


I received a digital copy of this book from Dark Horse Publishing for reviewing purposes. I can not comment on the quality of the book or the final product only the images inside.

I Love MGS! Phantom Pain was an absolutely beautiful game, visually. This art book contains concept art, storyboards, and sketches for Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes, and the unfinished DLC Kingdom of Flies. Each in a section of it's own consisting of location, character, interface and promotional art. The Phantom Pain section also includes weapons, machines, iconography, items and resources.

I loved all the concept art sometimes that art is more like a oil painting. It's interesting to see all the small details that went into the small things like the signs, the miscellaneous stuff you would find around mother base. The weapons chapter was pretty cool (being digital) I could zoom in on them and see all the detail in the wood stocks and the rust and scraps on the guns.  

Overall, This would be a great art book for MGS collectors, I know I want one.



















     

BLOG TOUR Lost in Deception by Anita Devito

About the Book:

 
Private investigator Esmeralda “Peach” Morales watches in horror as the crane her uncle is operating topples into Lake Erie. He disappears and she’s convinced he’ll be the scapegoat. She’ll do anything to prove he’s innocent. Seducing the lead investigator is just part of her strategy, at least that’s what she tells herself.
Thomas Riley is at Elderberry Farm when he learns of a deadly crane accident in Cleveland. The forensic investigator suspects sabotage and amid the rubble and mangled metal he uncovers a web of lies and deception. At the center of it all is a beautiful brunette who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Both fiercely independent, they must learn to work together––inside and outside the bedroom––to unravel the mystery and clear her uncle’s name.
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Esmeralda Morales, call her Esmeralda at your own risk it's Peach, is a badass private investigator former Air Force staying with her grandfather while she gets stuff sorted in her personal life. She was watching and on the phone with her uncle, a seasoned and expert crane operator, when something went horribly wrong and the whole thing crashed into the frigid lake. Peach has a feeling it wasn't an accident and after over hearing the boss say he's going to lay blame on her uncle Peach starts to investigate on her own and that includes researching the man the Boss hired to investigate, Tom Riley.

Tom Riley is a man of many talents and he knows it, he's recently started a new investigative business to solve problems and his first client wants hims to figure out why and how the crane collapsed the way it did. Tom loves a good mystery but it soon becomes more than what it seems first with Peach, and then someone's attempt on his life. Tom and Peach join forces and resources to get down to the bottom of the sabotage. 

Tom and Peach are combustible, from the very start the attraction is there and the more time they spend together the stronger that bond grows but finding out the reason why the sabotage happened isn't what threatens Peach and Tom's relationship, they both have pasts that are getting in the way of their HEA.     

Overall, this read suprised me being new to Anita Devito I didn't know what to expect. What I got was a massive mystery with plenty of action and romance and some pretty steamy scenes between Tom and Peach and quite a bit of humorous things go on. This book has everything I look for in a romantic suspense. I hope there are more to come because I will definitely read them as well as go back and read the first two.  





Tom couldn’t see where Peach went, and he didn’t like it. What was she going to do with a frying pan against a killer? A door opened, then a solid thump and the landing of a heavy weight. Peach. He was afraid to call out. There was no helping her if he was caught, too. He hadn’t been in a fist fight since college.

“Tom?”

Relief flooded his system at the sound of her voice. “Tell me you’re okay.”

“I need help. The tape Poppy used this morning. It’s on the kitchen counter.”

He found the tape and went to the steps to where Peach stood over the unconscious body. They carried the guy to the basement and thoroughly taped his hands, legs, and mouth. In the windowless basement, he took out his phone and called Jeb.

“We caught one. He’s tied up in the basement. I don’t know if he was alone.”

“No. There’s a minivan on the street, engine running. I’m moving the Escalade into the driveway behind Peach’s house. Be ready to run at my signal.”

“He’s coming,” he said to Peach. “We need to be ready when he signals.”

“What’s the signal?”

He didn’t think to ask that. Engineers were not cut out for this kind of excitement. His head was so busy he couldn’t think at all. “I hope it’s obvious. We’ll get out of this.”

“Of course we will.” He noticed she wasn’t trembling with fear. She wasn’t frantically scrambling or babbling incoherently. Everything about Peach was cool and collected.



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Anita’s rapid paced storytelling style pulls readers into a parallel universe where mystery, mayhem, murder are the order of the day. Her stories are an addictive diversion, trading the heavy, gray world of real life for a fantastically colorful world where bad is good, and cool is smoking hot. Raised on America’s Rock Coast in Cleveland, Ohio, Anita was born while the river burned. Music, food and family shaped Anita’s life and provide much of the fodder for her stories. Her love of mysteries and puzzle solving came from her Grandpa John, who introduced Anita to her first detective hero – Nero Wolfe. Food was as central a character in Anita’s life as it was in Nero’s, where Sunday dinner at Nonna’s table was a command performance. Anita has been writing scorching mysteries and suspense since 2006 with stories ranging on the heat index from a “nice spicy little pepper” to “pass a mop for my forehead, please.” Check out tastes of Anita’s stories and like her on Facebook. Anita is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

AREC REVIEW SEAL Wolf Undercover by Terry Spear

Book 22!! Don't let that intimidate you, so far the ones I have read can be read as standalone, this is my fourth book of the Heart of a Wolf series and each one is a great story with no overlapping story arc. This is also book five in the SEAL Wolf series. This one starts and it just kind of throws you into it after the prologue, which introduces you into some of the main characters. The pace of the story is good with some slow parts in between action packed ones, and a nice romance. I wish I had started reading Terry Spear sooner.

 Vaughn Greystroke is a former NAVY SEAL turned PI, as a private investigator he has become accustomed to working alone. Jillian Matthews is former Army Intelligence turned PI, but she has recently been asked to assist a group of Jaguar shifters and their group United Shifter Force. Jillian has a personal stake in the matter it was her brother who was shot at, she was suppose to meet up with him when he was a no show she went to another wolf shifter's house to see if he was there what she found was the shifter with his throat almost ripped out. Vaughn was on his way to talk to the alpha of the area about a possible team up when he decided to swing by and visit his pack mate and friend what he found was a wolf with a bloody muzzle, he took off after the wolf  only to be shot at by someone else. When Vaughn makes it back to his cabin he finds three jaguar shifters and one wolf shifter, the wolf shifter Jillian admits that she is the one who shot him because he was chasing her brother. Then Vaughn promptly passes out and has to be taken to the shifter clinic.

Vaughn agrees to team up with Jillian and the USF team to find out what happened to his friend. All the while looking up leads and trying to track down Jillian's brother Vaughn and Jillian grow closer the chemistry between them is palpable, I mean it gets pretty amusing their banter and kind of shy feelings toward each other. Vaughn embarrassingly buys Jillian a coloring book and color pencils when she gets injured to keep her occupied while recovering. They are very sweet and I really do love, in this series, that they don't have sex until they are ready to mate and that it is part of the bonding process.

Overall, this was another great one by Terry Spears.