Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Patrol Log:  10802282018

Rated it

Darynda Jones revisits the sexy, suspenseful world of supernatural shenanigans she created in her Grave series with For I Have Sinned. In this Charley Davidson story, Charley helps a woman find out how she died and gives her the closure she needs to pass through to the other side.

For I have Sinned is a short tale of one spirit that needs Charley's help. It is a very quick read that takes place after First Graveon the Right and before Second Grave on the Left. We are seeing Charley through the point of view a recently departed young lady. This new view of Charley and Reyes is a real eye opener for me as a reader because all the books in the series are from Charley's point of view. I love the descriptive narration, and also how we experience the confusion that spirits really go through and how they see us.

Jo Ann Montgomery has recently passed, and she finds herself drawn to a beautiful light that emanates from one Charley Davidson, a grim reaper. Jo doesn't know what Charley is, but feels like she can be the source of knowledge for her. Most of the time Charley comes across nonchalant about spirits that appear to her, but she does really care and knows just the right thing to say to them. As she helps Jo piece together what has happened to her they uncover such a sad truth, but a truth that brings us closer to the real Charley. This was a sad and bitter sweet story, but one that will surely give you a better appreciation for the grim reaper we know as Charley Davidson.



Monday, February 26, 2018


Patrol Log:  10702262018

Rated it

Kaliope James had heard the tales of Axel the Black and his nefarious crew. His name struck fear in the hearts of men, both good and evil. She never dreamed that she’d meet him face to face as he traded his own airship to save her life…

Kali James is a opera singer who is about to become an unsuspecting kidnap victim of some wild and crazy pirate shit. She has no idea of the who's and why but ends up having the adventure of a life time!

We have two bad ass pirates that are fighting over the legendary Raven Starship, and a key. A key to what? Who knows, and who cares! Axel the Black and Beltrane are about to go toe to toe with Kali right smack in the middle of things. We are not sure why, but the encounter Kali experiences with Axel is down right magnetic. She doesn't know Axel, or so she thinks, and she is being used as a pawn. During her escapade with Axel, she falls for him, and although he tries to deny it, he likes her too, aww. This short story takes me back to why I love Pirates of the Caribbean so much. I know pirates are ugly and gross in reality but damn if that movie didn't make them hot and sexy! I can't help but to compare the two because I have never read a pirate book until now. Even though the story is quick and to the point, and it gives the feeling like we walked into the middle of a much bigger story, I really enjoyed it and was left wanting more! I can't wait to dive into the next chapter of this adventurous tale with The Raven and it's smexy captain Axel!!




Monday, February 19, 2018


Patrol Log:  10602192018

Book Review On The Semi-Perfect Life

**Book provided by the author for an honest review**

Rated it

Summer thinks her life is perfect until the night after her promotion when realizes how imperfect it all is without someone to share it with. In an act of desperation she decides to have a one-night stand—in an effort to avoid silly things like long-term commitments and marriage...

Summer Berry was on her way to having it all, a semi-perfect apartment, car, and climbing her way up the ladder to her dream job until she met Jason Keen. Determined to not follow in her mothers footsteps with numerous divorces, she sought out a one night stand with a bad boy who could scratch an itch none of the business tycoons could. The morning after was when the trouble began when she was about to take her walk of shame. Will Summer ever be the same after her night of a passionate and amazing romp in the hay with Jason?

This fun short story of Summer finding her true self was hilarious! I have not laughed so much during a romantic comedy in a very long time. Summer was a driven woman, knowing exactly what she wanted out of life until she met Jason. Being able to erase Jason from her memory was not so easy once they had witnessed a murder on his front stoop as she was exiting his warehouse apartment one fine morning after the most amazing sex she had ever had. Thrown into the witness protection program with him was the worst thing that had ever happen to her, or so she thought. When they arrive in suburbia as a newlywed couple, this is when the story really takes off with its demented humor that was just up my alley! The gated community that the Marshall's placed them in was one right out of the movie, The Burbs with Tom Hanks. That is exactly what the humor reminded me of, and I loved every moment of it! Although the story does have a serious undertone to it, the way the author lays it out turned it into a light hearted and funny romance. I do have to say that the character Caroline, their neighbor and HOA member was the cherry on top for me. Summer engages in psychological warfare with the noisy and obnoxious neighbor that had me laughing so hard I was in tears.

If you love romance, with a ton of warped and genius humor, you will love The Semi-Perfect Life! No oe is safe from the Home Owners Association! LOL!




Thursday, February 15, 2018


Patrol Log:  10502152018

**Book provided by the author for an honest review**

Rated it

To repay a debt, necromancer Kris Chase finds herself slinging drinks behind the bar of a well-known supes club, Devil’s Playground. But that doesn’t mean her life has settled into anything resembling normal. Vampire kills are still on the rise, and now, a new enemy has surfaced...

Kris Chase is back and badder than ever! While tending to her new job at Devil's Playground, a bar for the supernatural community, a ghost of a recently deceased girl enters. Her dead body was found outside the bar and now the police are investigating her murder, shining a not so welcomed light on the bar and it's owner Devlin, aka Devil. After hearing the young girls story, and Devil himself needing the person responsible involved in it brought forth to clear his name, Kris is on the hunt. Can Kris find the killer(s) before more innocent young women die?

It's been three years and three months since I read Created Darkly,book 1 in the Kris Chase Series, so as I got deeper into the story my mind was refreshed with the who and what's but not about how much I loved the story until Kris was knee deep in her investigation. The beginning of the story had me at a loss, and totally disconnected. Kris's family structure is odd to say the least, and I wasn't feeling their bond. Then her absentee mother appears out of the blue wanting to start a business with her daughters, umm why? For one, she ditched them when they were young and never looked back. Now she just reappears wanting to act like their mother...NO! Kris loathes her and her mother knows this, so she manipulates her youngest Torra who is only 16 years old. Lizet, (the mother) has three strikes against her right out the gate in Chapter 1 with me. Despite my feelings about the mothers actions, the entire beginning just seemed out of left field for me.

As Kris gets into her investigation, we are reminded of her creation Raphael, aka Rafe. Being a necromancer, Kris had risen him from the dead and made him a vampire...with wings! And now as they venture into this case, we learn just how deep their connection runs. Her boyfriend Rush, whom is also part of the Council, becomes jealous and pushes Kris into really thinking about where their relationship is going and how she feels for him, all while facing danger at every corner trying to find a killer. The story was dark and ugly, but I really enjoyed it! The torture, rape and murders are very present and taken seriously by all parties involved, (so if you are sensitive to these acts then this book is not for you). By the end of the story I was wowed with where the story had gone. Due to the disconnected feelings I experienced in the beginning, that brought my rating to 3 Fangs. I would have loved to give it more, but that did keep it from going any higher. However, this is a great read with the way the author built the world, and set the stage for this story to seriously be an ongoing series. I do recommend this upcoming series to all whom love dark paranormal romance stories!  



Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Patrol Log:  10402132018

Rated it

Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened.

Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realize that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot.

Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers.

Diana Bishop is on the run. With Matthew at her side, they seek Ashmole 782 in hopes that they can bridge the gab between the witches, vampires and demons. Diana and Matthew have done the unspeakable according to their kind, and are now being hunted. The magnificent duo have traveled to 1590 London in order to find shelter from those whom wish them harm as well as seeking the truth. Will they find what they are looking for in time, or will Diana get burned at the stake?

The majority of the story takes place in 1590 London, where Matthew's father is still alive, he's a spy for the Queen and a major asshole! Because of the whole time travel semantics, Matthew's 1590 self has ceased to exist, and the current day Matthew resides in his place along with Diana. Try explaining that without going into detail! They were met by his brethren, whom it took some doing before they believed Diana meant them no harm, but what about the rest of the people? While trying to adapt, Diana and Matthew struggle with finding a witch that will help her with her magic so they can return to their own time, as well as hunt down Ashmole 782. The time period, the world building, and the phenomenal attention to detail, the author has spun a magical tale of intrigue, with the underground of London, the Royals, and the nasty deceit. I truly enjoyed their journey in the past, especially the relationships formed while present. Although the manner in which Diana, (women in general) were regarded back then, I couldn't help but fall in love with those surrounding her and the love they felt for her in the end. I have to say my favorite part was a toss up between when Diana's father appeared, and the family type bond both Matthew and Diana developed with young Jack. The way in which Diana conformed to the times, and just seem to fit so seamlessly was amazing. It was like she was meant to be in that time and not the present.

Shadow of Night takes the cake with witches and the like. Having the witches born through blood line, and vampires not romanticized was refreshing. You get to see the darker side of these creatures as they were truly meant to, but in a way that does not frighten you but amaze you with the complex structure of their lives. Nothing comes easy to them, and they fight for what they have every step of the way! Their past was harsh, and ugly, and we seem to forget that little fact in the here and now. I wonder how our youth would fare if they were sent back to such a time. This story does make you wonder, another thing I love about this book. This chapter in Diana's life was not in the least boring, or slow. We accompany her through her teachings with a coven on how to tap into her magic, as well as learn about Matthew's past with his family. So you see, while reading you will be amazed, happy, sad, and scared from beginning to end! I highly recommend you read Diana's story, because you will never be the same after!

Narrator's Review

Jennifer Ikeda takes the helm once more for Deborah Harkness. With the complexities of this story, since it takes place in 1590, Jennifer took the bull by the horns and nailed it! She has such a great, rich tone to her voice, as well as being excellent with accents! I must point out that she did excellent with the voice she choose for one certain “Royal” whom I loathed. He was such a prick, and to his description, she did right by me with her portrayal of him. Jennifer once again gets 5 Fangs for her performance!



Thursday, February 1, 2018


Patrol Log:  10302012018

Rated it

I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming...

Gwen Frost is in a heap of trouble from the Protectorate, now that she has had a hand in releasing Loki. Unbeknownst to her, Gwen has been arrested for crimes against Mythos. Now that another chaos war is imminent, Gwen must find a way to find out who is behind her arrest and what their plans are. How is Gwen suppose to do all this while under house arrest? Wait and see...

Gwen Frost is the newest member of Mythos Academy, descending from a Gypsy Clan that has been chosen by the Goddess Nike to be her champion. Yeah, Yeah, we all know this. But do we? What proof can Gwen provide to back up her story? The new predicament Gwen has gotten herself in to enables the story to add new and exciting characters to Mythos! The Protectorate, a group of individuals chosen to serve and protect their people , serving as judge, jury and executioner as well. Logan Quinn's (Gwen's new Spartan bf) father, Linus, is head of the group, along with his wife and Logan's step-mother Agrona, (please excuse misspellings, I listened to the audiobook). The life long conflict between Logan and Linus heat up by Gwen's arrest, and Logan never backs down from standing by her side, (awe, what a guy!). Alexa (again, could be wrong on spelling) is also a newcomer to the story line. He is strapped with the duty of escorting Gwen everywhere she goes, not for her protection, but to make sure she doesn't flee and kill again. With all the students, for the exception of her good friends, Kenzi, Oliver, Daphne, Carson, and boyfriend Logan, against her, Gwen must keep it together!

Now all of what I have revealed so far should not be news to you IF you have been reading the series. The current story line opens up another door, peels another layer of the already fantastic tale of these mythological beings. I loved the new additions to this story. How the story creates this amazing connection between existing and new characters is flawless. Very believable, and I was sucked right in! Linus' outward hatred for Gwen, Alexa's disregard for Gwen's safety, along with Grandma Frosts prediction of Gwen's future was so heart breaking. Who ever thought that fighting against an evil God like Loki and his reaper minions would be this hard?! And as the story escalates, the plot twist stabs you right where it hurts! I never saw it coming until it was too late. I'm not sure the why's on my time frame from listening to the last book since I loved it so much, but damn, what the hell was I thinking! Mythos Academy is one of the best YA Urban Fantasy books out there right now. You are a fool to not one click this bad girl right now! SEE LINK BELOW!

Narrator Review

Tara Sands is the chosen one. I was very impressed with Tara's accents! Her tone for Gwen is spot on what I think she would sound like, and the voices she has created for each character is unique, and very identifiable for those people. Tara's voice comes over very well, and tells the story like a pro. Great job Tara, I have given you 5 Fangs!