Thursday, April 29, 2010

RT 2010 Day One - The Highlights

Okay, I know I said I was going to have blog coverage of the Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention while I am there. However, the idea and the reality are two totally separate engines. My days are so jammed pack full that I don't know how I am going to squeeze these posts in.

For now I will just give the best highlights from day one.

In the opening session yesterday, RT gave tribute to the late Kate Duffy, who was an editor for a lot of really big name authors. Several authors came forth to share a story about her with the audience. Jacqueline Frank completely blew me away. First of all, I hardly recognized her. She was not the same woman I met last year. Last year Jacqueline was bound to a motorized scooter or a cane to move around. She literally bounced up on stage over 100 pounds lighter and looked 20 years younger. I was AMAZED at her transformation!!! Her story was so deeply touching and very inspirational.

Kick-off Breakfast
Nath - Me

I attended a really fun session in the morning with Barry Eisler and Jennifer St. Giles. Barry and Jennifer took turns reading sex scenes and the audience would have to guess if a man or a woman wrote the scene. Barry was really good at reading these scenes and would have all the women blushing and giggling. It was a real hoot. The best was when Barry read a scene from one of Victoria Dahl's erotic westerns which featured spanking/dominance. I practically slid onto floor from laughter and embarrassment.

Jennifer St. Giles - Barry Eisler

Last but not least, I attended the author chat with Charlaine Harris and MaryJanice Davidson. These two women are a real hoot and you can tell what good friends they are. Some interesting things I learned were that Charlaine had a cameo appearance in the HBO TV series True Blood, which is based on her Sookie books. I watched the show but I somehow completely missed that. Now, I will have to go back and rewatch it. She also said that when starting the Sookie series she always knew from the beginning how it would end, but not how long it would take to get there. She has a 3 book contract left on the series and she hasn't made up her mind if it will end there or not.

MaryJanice Davidson - Charlaine Harris

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Review - First Drop of Crimson

Title: First Drop of Crimson
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publishing Date: March 2010
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: C
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: I purchased a new copy.

First Drop of Crimson is a spin-off book from Frost's Night Huntress series. It takes place in the same world as the series, but the story revolves around Kat's best friend Denise and Bone's vampire buddy, Spade. Denise is propositioned by a demon to find an ancient relative of hers who made a deal with the demon and then reneged on it. The demon gives Denise no choice but to comply and try to find this guy. She enlists the help of Spade and doesn’t want to involve Kat or Bones. While trying to track this guy down Denise and Spade fight their attraction for one other.

I didn't enjoy First Drop of Crimson as much as I have the other Night Huntress books. It seemed to be missing the spunk and flair the other books have. I think this is mainly due to the fact that Denise's personality is more sedate with less bravado than Kat. Since Kat's personality is so vibrant, Denise's seemed all the more flat.

As far as the romance between Spade and Denise, there were some good moments and the story flowed well. I didn't have any trouble turning the pages. However, I was a little annoyed that Denise constantly kept trying to push Spade away. I have a hard time recommending this book. Fans of the night huntress series might still want to read it because it is Frost. If you want to read a Frost book, I don't recommend starting with this one. It can stand alone, but I think it pales in comparison to Frost's other books. Will I keep reading her? Hell yes! One dud isn’t going to make me quit.

I'll have to add links later :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Review - Something About You

Title: Something About You
Author: Julie James
Publishing Date: March 2010
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: B
Sensuality: Warm
Book Disclosure: Purchased a new copy.

Cameron Lynde is in a hotel room trying desperately to get some sleep. Only it seems the couple next door is have a marathon bought of noisy, adventurous sex. Crazy yet, it turns out she accidently catches a glimpse of the murderer as he is leaving the room. She doesn't quite know he strangled the woman at the time. She is delivered that message from the FBI as they keep her from leaving the hotel for hours on end. Finally fed up with the way things are progressing she demands to speak with someone in charge. Turns out that someone is Jack Pallas, with whom Cameron clashed fiercely with once upon a time. Just her luck.

I really like Julie James. Her writing is quick and witty with lots of panache. Something About You was another great book, however I didn't enjoy it as much as her first two books Practice Makes Perfect and Just the Sexiest Man Alive. Let me see if I can adequately explain why.

Cameron and Jack have a lot of great chemistry. They start out lashing out at one another verbally but underneath are fighting their attraction for each other. While the chemistry was there, I just didn't feel it was as prominent as what I have read before. I did like how the secondary characters played an important role in moving the action forward. One of my favorite scenes in the book was the bachelorette party that Cameron throws for her good friend Amy who is getting married. Wilkins, Jack's FBI partner kind of tricks him into attending and it was a funny scene.

One thing that I really liked about James's writing is her knowledge of the courtroom. She has the ability to make the courtroom come alive in her stories. Disappointingly for me Something About You was missing that element. I think had I read this book first as opposed to her other novel, I would have been less critical. As it stands, I did enjoy reading it, but it's not my favorite by her.

Here is what others had to say:

Leslie's Psyche
All About Me
Book Addict
Dear Author Review has quotes from the Batchelorette scene
Read React Review
Thrifty Reader
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The Book Girl
The Book Smugglers
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Impressions of a Reader
Babbling About Books and More

This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Agenda for RT

As many of you know in a few days time I will be headed to Columbus Ohio for the annual Romantic Times Convention. I went last year and had a blast. I went by myself and made a ton of friends, many of whom I still keep in touch with throughout the year.

This year I am lucky enough to be rooming with Kristie J of Ramblings on Romance and Nath of Books, Books and More Books. We are all so excited about it. We have been emailing each other back and forth with lots of questions and comments.

I thought I would share with you which events I am excited about this year. There are a ton of events and if you want to you can view them all here. Otherwise this is just a highlight of those events I am certain to attend.

URBAN FANTASY: Alpha Males and the Kick-Ass Heroines Who Love Them
Hosted by: Richelle Mead, Keri Arthur, Shannon K. Butcher, S. J. Day (Sylvia Day), Jeaniene Frost, and Michelle Rowen.
This is a great group of authors. They are sure to have a lot of great fodder to talk about.

READER: Author Chat with Jim Butcher, MaryJanice Davidson and Charlaine Harris
Enough said. I have been desperately trying to catch up with the Sookie series. I am just starting All Together Dead. I am also up to book three in the Betsy series. I wanted so badly to have read Jim Butcher, but it just wasn't in the cards.

READER: Author Chat with Jennifer Crusie, Lani Diane Rich and Anne Stuart
Again. Enough said. And they are doing a signing later that day too.

READER: No Holds Barred with J.R. Ward and Jessica Andersen
This should be interesting. I am curious to see what Ward has to say about her upcoming books. Maybe she will talk about what direction Black Dagger Brotherhood is going. I heard she is going to have Lover Mine at RT. I hope she gives out copies!!

READER: Readers' Appreciation Workshop with Lora Leigh and Sylvia Day
They are going to have a Q & A session, exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming books and giveaways. Sounds like fun!

READER: Author Chat with Kelley Armstrong, Holly Black, Ally Carter and Melissa Marr I was going to try and read Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr and that never happened. *Sigh*

READER: Regency Bingo with Jane Austen and Sabrina Jeffries
I don't know Bingo, Pride and Pejudice spinoffs and Sabrina Jefferies. Sounds like fun to me!

READER: Martini Making with Louisa Edwards
I never did get a chance to read her books, but I am not one to pass up a chance to drink with an author, LOL.

I leave next Tuesday and this time I will have my laptop and iPhone with me. I plan on posting during the event to keep you all abreast of the fun. Stay tuned!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Review - Magic Strikes

Title: Magic Strikes
Author: Ilona Andrews
Publishing Date: 2009
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: B+
Sensuality: Subtle
Book Disclosure: Borrowed from the library.

Magic Strikes is the third book in Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series. I have given a brief summary of this series here if you are interested in learning more about it. In this book Kate's young werewolf friend Derek is viciously attacked leaving him in a comma like state. For a werewolf this is almost unheard of and Kate is determined to help him heal. To do that she must track down the creatures that did this to Derek and she will also uncover why they did it. Meanwhile, Kate and Curran's relationship is also building.

Things are finally starting to heat up between Kate and Curran. Curran is actively courting Kate by shape shifter rules. Since Kate is not a shape shifter she doesn't know what those rules are. She sometimes finds out the hard way. Kate is afraid of being another notch on Curran's belt. She actively tries to resist his courtship even though she is attracted to him and her feelings run deeper than she is willing to admit. Curran is very confident in his prowess and has no doubts that eventually Kate will be his mate.

With each book the reader learns a little more about Kate's background. Finally in Magic Strikes the reader finds out who Kate's father is and why she has been so secretive about her heritage. I think this is the strongest book so far in the series. I have really warmed up to Kate since the first book. She is a total bad ass, but very protective and loyal to those she loves. I am really glad I don't have to wait long for the next book Magic Bleeds.

Here is what others have to say:

The Book Smugglers
Literary Escapism
Anna's Book Blog
Smexy Books
Leslie's Psyche
Good Books, Bad Books and Every Book in Between

This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Review - Goddess of the Hunt

Title: Goddess of the Hunt
Author: Tessa Dare
Publishing Date: 2009
Genre: Historical
Rating: C+
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: Borrowed from the library

Lucy Waltham has set her sights on her brother's friend, Toby. Only Toby is pining after another young lady, Sophia. Then Lucy decides to take matters into her own hands, late one evening Lucy goes to find Toby and seduce him. Instead of finding Toby she runs into her other brother's friend, Jeremy Trescott the Earl of Kendall. Lucy and Jeremy start a faux relationship in which Lucy hopes to make Toby jealous. Along the way, Lucy and Jeremy discover that their feelings for each other are true.

Goddess of the Hunt had some positive press around the blogosphere which perked my interest up. Tessa Dare is a new to me and I would have never been introduced to her book otherwise. Despite all the positive press, this one was just a mediocre read for me.

I am not really sure what it was that I didn’t like about the book. The story dragged for me mostly in the middle. I was interested in the beginning, but then the pacing started to drag. I think some of this was due to the childish behavior of both Lucy and Jeremy. Lucy is young. If I am not mistaken she is eighteen or nineteen and it shows. Her maturity level is low on the totem pole, if you know what I mean. She seemed to keep dwelling on her infatuation with Toby, which sort of annoyed me.

Overall, the flow of the story was a little too slow for my taste. Some of this was due to the characters. Some of this was due to beating certain points into the ground. This seems to be just the author’s style. I wonder if this is indicative of her first book and if subsequent books would be different.

I did like the friendship that developed between Lucy and Sophia. Sophia was the girl that Toby was interested in instead of Lucy. The author could have made Sophia out to be a villain or victim, and instead made her a very fun-loving and imaginative woman. A person anyone would want to befriend and make it really hard to be jealous of her. There is definitely a lot of sequel baiting with her character, but I felt it was just worthy.

Here is what others had to say:

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This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Review - Betsy Taylor books 2 & 3

My library happens to have almost the whole Betsy Taylor series as audio books and so I listened to the first three books back to back. I vowed not to do this, but it couldn't be avoided because they were the only downloadable audio books that interested me. *Sigh* Poor planning will do that to a girl. Here are reviews of books 2 and 3 in the Betsy Taylor series.

Title: Undead and Unemployed
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Publishing Date: 2004
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: B-
Sensuality: Warm
Book Disclosure: Downloaded the audio book from my library.

Undead and Unemployed is the second book in the Betsy Taylor series. In this book Betsy the designer-shoe-loving vampire gets a dream job as a shoe salesman for the Macy's department store. At the same time a vigilante killer is on the loose and targeting specifically women vampires.

I don't know what it was about this book, but it just didn't captivate like the first one did. Nancy Wu is still the narrator, and she does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life for the audio book. However, Undead and Unemployed just wasn't as funny as I found the first book.

One section in particular when the characters discussing who the possible vampire killer could be was incredibly boring. Betsy's character is a little slow on the uptake and so Davidson really spells things out for the reader. Some readers might take insult to this since they don't need things spelled out like Betsy does. In any case, certain parts of the book dragged for me. I will say that the ending totally took me off guard. It was riveting and saved the book from getting a lower grade.

Title: Undead and Unappreciated
Publishing Date: 2005
Rating: B
Sensuality: Warm

Undead and Unappreciated is book number three in the Betsy Taylor vampire series. Betsy discovers the she has a half sister she never knew about. Not only does she learn of her sister, but she also learns that her sister was sired by the Devil and is fated to take over the world, according to the Book of the Dead.

Undead and Unappreciated was a little bit darker than the first two books. It still had Betsy's snarky humor and sarcasm but not everything was all light and fun. Davidson is able to keep things in the series moving forward and fresh by bringing in new characters. I also liked that Davidson changed things up between Sinclair and Betsy. Betsy has to reevaluate what she wants in her relationship with Sinclair. This puts an interesting spin on things.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Review - Wild Ride

Title: Wild Ride
Author: Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
Publishing Date: March 2010
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: C-
Sensuality: Warm
Book Disclosure: Borrowed from the library

Mary Alice Brannigan, who goes by Mab, has come back to her home town to restore an old amusement park. Strange things are happening in the park. Clown statues seem to come to life, people are being shot at and friends talk of demons. Plus, a handsome man is fawning all over her and she can't figure out why. He is irresistibly handsome and shouldn't be interested in a boring, drab woman like her.

I really like Jennifer Crusie, but this book was a major dud for me. If you continue on reading this review be prepared for a rant, for I feel one coming on. I was disappointed with Wild Ride. I was looking for a romance and what I got was slap stick horror. That is definitely not my cup of tea. Yes, there are traces of Crusies's signature style. There is quite an interesting ensemble cast, which offers up great dialogue. But that in my opinion that is about all this book had to offer, unless of course you like comedic horror, then you might enjoy this "Wild Ride".

Have you ever seen the movie Army of Darkness, or some other horror flick that was more for laughs than for screams? That is what Wild Ride reminded me of. There were stuffed teddy bears, the ones that people try to win at carnival games. These little buggers came to life and tried to kill people. Mab as a choice of heroine was definitely unusual. She dresses like a bag lady and wears a minor's hat on her head. It has a light on it so she can see when painting in the dark. Umm... okaaaaay...

The romance is a big fat let down. Romance? What romance? It was about two pages towards the end of the book. Really the only thing that kept me reading was because it's Jennifer Crusie. I just kept hoping it would get better. Unfortunately, it never did. I give it points for being original, but I can't recommend this one.

Here is what others had to say:

Cheryl's Book Nook

This book can be purchased in print format from Amazon

Monday, April 12, 2010

RT Here I Come!

I am over at Access Romance today getting hyped for the upcoming RT Convention. Feel free to stop by!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Series Sunday - Kate Daniels

The Kate Daniels series is an urban fantasy series written by the husband and wife team known as Ilona Andrews. This series is told in the first person point of view from Kate Daniels. Kate's past is very mysterious. The reader doesn't know much of Kate's background in the first couple of books. Kate's survival depends on her keeping her identity a secret.

Kate lives in a futuristic world where magic crashs technology. Magic flares up and technology stops working. Guns can't fire and cars can't drive. Kate herself is employed by the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, an organization that investigates strange magical events and magical beings. Kate is sort of a wild card and a loner. She doesn't do well with authority.

The romance is very subtle and moves slowly. Kate and Curran, the Beast Lord have a very interesting courtship. Finally, in the fourth book Magic Bleeds which is set to release May 25, Kate and Curran will come to a crossroads in their relationship. They will have to decide if they want to be a couple or not. I am really looking forward to this book. *Rubs hands with glee*

I recommend that this series be read in order because the relationships and character development builds from previous books. However, each book can stand alone. Ilona Andrews has a really great website with a ton of information about the world they have created. Serious fans will want to indulge themselves here.

Series Reading Order

1. Magic Bites
2. Magic Burns
3. Magic Strikes
4. Magic Mourns (novella in Must Love Hellhounds Anthology)
5. Magic Bleeds (releases May 25, 2010)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Review - Undead and Unwed

Title: Undead and Unwed
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Publishing Date: 2004
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: B
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: I downloaded a copy of the audio book from my library.

Undead and Unwed is the first book in MaryJanice Davidson's Betsy Taylor series. Betsy is a young woman in her mid twenty's who happens to get hit by a car and die. Only she wakes up in a coffin wearing shoes from payless and a designer knock-off suit. Betsy is hard pressed to decide which is worse: the suit and bad shoes or waking up in a coffin. Undead and Unwed is the first book in Betsy's new like as a vampire.

Betsy Taylor has a very unique personality. It's very fun and snarky. She loves designer shoes, Gone with the Wind and is a major girly girl. Not every reader will like her or relate well to her, but I found her narrative entertaining. However, too much sarcasm and pop culture references can tend to make the passages drag a little.

Davidson puts a more light hearted spin on vampires. Some of the antics of Betsy and her friends reminded me of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, without the love triangle.

So far it is a good start to the series. There is just a hint of romance to keep fans of romance interested. You know me though, and I am always interested in seeing where things will go for Betsy. One hero, Sinclair seems to stand out the most and I wonder how things will work out for Betsy and him. I do plan on continuing with the series to find out.

This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Review - Sapphire Dream

Title: Sapphire Dream
Author: Pamela Montgomerie
Publishing Date: 2009
Genre: Time Travel
Rating: B+
Sensuality: Warm
Book Disclosure: I got a used copy from Kris at the Central Fl blogger meet and greet.

Brenna Cameron finds herself on a pirate ship off the coast of Scotland. At first, she can't remember how she got there and thinks these men are actors, possibly from a movie set or war re-enactors. After a dangerous encounter with these men Brenna comes to the realization that she is in the year 1768. She is tied to a prophesy that claims she will destroy of the Earl of Slains. With only the help of the handsome captain, Roarke Douglas she must find a way to get back to her own time.

I was pleasantly surprised with Sapphire Dreams. It has been a while since I read a time-travel novel of this caliber. Pamela Montgomerie does an awesome job of setting the tone and mood of the book. Even though this is a time-travel novel it felt very real. It had a more serious and intense vibe than other time-travel books I have read like Sandra Hill or Sandy Blair.

Brenna is very smart and her actions reflect that. Once Brenna realizes how dangerous the world is for an unescorted woman in this time she clings to her only protector, Roarke. Her confusion and abandonment really came across strong giving the book a feeling of reality. I also really liked that Roarke and Brenna don't fight their attraction. They are fairly open with their feelings for one another. Another positive in the book’s favor is an unusual twist to the plot that keeps this time-travel novel fresh and original.

Brenna and Roarke occasionally make the mistake of assuming things about the other, which eventually leads to problems that could have easily been avoided had they communicated better. More historical detail could have beefed up this book to an A rating. Outlander by Gabaldon did set the bar high, but Sapphire Dream comes close. I enjoyed it and believe that fans of time-travel will too.

Here is what others had to say:

The Good, The Bad and The Unread
Ramblings on Romance, Etc.

This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Review - Lead Me On

Title: Lead Me On
Author: Victoria Dahl
Publishing Date: January 2010
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: B-
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: I purchased a used copy.

Jane Morgan is as buttoned up as they come. She has made a life for herself that she can be proud of as an office manager in an architectural firm. She strictly limits herself to dating white collar men who bore her to tears. Then into her life walks Chase, a demolition expert who makes her blood surge. He is burly and tattooed and Jane wants him, but believes he is bad for her. Chase wants show Jane a good time and gives her the opportunity to let down her hair. Jane's mind tells her Chase is trouble, but her body is saying yes. Which do you think wins out?

For the most part I enjoyed Lead Me On. It's a good story that's fast paced and easy to read. What kept it from being a favorite were Jane and her hang-ups. Jane was a really wild teenager and until she changed her life around she would have ended up in jail or knocked-up at a young age. She saw the light and from then on vowed never to be that young woman again. She alienated herself from her family and changed her name. When she meets Chase she just assumes he is an uneducated biker dude and only wants to use him for sex. This aspect of her character is the chink in her armor. She uses this excuse to act disrespectful to Chase more than once.

The saving grace for Lead Me On is Chase, but one has to wonder just what exactly Chase see's in Jane. Chase is a great hero, one who is there for Jane when her personal life starts falling apart and she needs a shoulder to lean on. Chase is a solid rock and Jane treats him like crap for the first half of the book. That drove me a little crazy. But like I said, it's a fast paced book and it was easy to read. Jane just needed to ease up for me to like her more. I did enjoy the relationship between Chase and his Dad. I liked that this book was centered on Jane and Chase's families. They were a large focus of the book and it worked to bring Jane and Chase together.

Here is what others had to say:

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This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter and a Look Back at March

Happy Easter everbody! I am stealing a little time away from the family to contruct this post. March was a surprise for me this month. I really didn't think I would be able to read as much as I did because of my new job. I came in with a total of twelve books read.

We are just coming into the busy season with blueberries here in Florida and I spend my days driving around auditing farms. I have to make sure the farms are following safe hygiene practices. I bet you don't think about how your food gets from the farm to the grocery store. I never gave it a thought before I started this job. Now, I make sure I ALWAYS wash my produce before eating it!

Anyway, that is a little off the topic. What I was trying to point out is that I am on the road quite a bit. That means I have less time to read. I figured I would give audio books a try. I can listen to them in the car. I downloaded Definitely Dead and Undead and Unwed. So far, I think audio books are great for in the car.

This month was great as far as the quality of books chosen. I didn't have a book rated lower than a B-. Most of them were B+ and B. I wish every month could be like that.

1. Tears of the Moon, Roberts (Contemporary) Rating: B+
2. Skin Game, Grey (Paranormal) Rating: B-
3. SEALed with a Ring, Daughtridge (Contemporary) Rating: A
4. Magic Burns, Andrews (Urban Fantasy) Rating: B
5. Eleven on Top, Evanovich (Mystery) Rating: B+
6. Pleasure of a Dark Prince, Cole (Paranormal) Rating: B
7. Definitely Dead, Harris (Urban Fantasy) Rating: B
8. Provocative in Pearls, Hunter (Historical) Rating: B+
9. Gentlemen Prefer Succubi, Myles (Paranormal) Rating: B+
10. Lead Me On, Dahl (Contemporary) Rating: B-
11. Sapphire Dreams, Montgomerie (Time Travel) Rating: B+
12. Undead and Unwed, Davidson (Urban Fantasy) Rating: B

Friday, April 2, 2010

Review - Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

Title: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
Author: Jill Myles
Publication Date: January 2010
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: B+
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: I purchased a new copy.

Gentlemen Prefer Succubi is the first book in Jill Myles' Succubus Diary series. It is narrated in the first person from Jackie Brighton's point of view. Dumpy and frumpy Jackie wakes up one morning in a dumpster and can't remember how she got there. Slowly, in bits and pieces, she starts filling in the gaps of her memory. She also starts to notice changes in her body. Her clothes don't fit and she doesn't need classes anymore, plus men can't seem to stop staring and drooling over her. All of this is so out of the norm she needs help to make sense of it all. This is where sexy angelic Noah comes in and explains what is happening to Jackie. She has become a succubi.

This was a fun book! I was surprised really, at how much I came to like and enjoy Jackie. I wasn't quite sure that I could get into a heroine who was a succubi. After all, they are all about the sex. However, Jackie didn't just go around sleeping with everything with a pulse. Her personality is very sweet and likable with a little bit of sarcasm to balance her out well. She narrates with a bright and funny voice. The pacing is very quick, as I just flew through the book.

I will admit that I wasn't too overly impressed with the mystery/suspense portion of the book. When the mystery was finally solved, it just seemed all too easy and not the most creative I've read. The clues could have been delivered more cleverly. It was easy to figure out certain aspects of the mystery. However, I was genuinely surprised by Myles whit and fun storytelling style. I will definitely be reading her again.

Here's what others had to say:

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This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.