Sunday, November 27, 2016

Gray Moon Rising S.M. Reine

It’s been almost a year since Rylie Gresham was bitten by a werewolf on Gray Mountain. Now something is beckoning her back to the place she was attacked, along with every other werewolf in the world. But they aren’t the only ones heeding the call. A group of hunters notices them gathering and sees it as their chance to wipe out the entire species.

Seth is about to graduate high school when he learns of the final hunt. He secretly plans to save Rylie and his werewolf brother even though he has to play along with the hunters to do it. But Rylie doesn’t want to be saved. She’s already decided to solve her problems with a silver bullet if answers aren’t waiting on Gray Mountain.

One way or another, everything is about to end—whether it means Rylie’s liberation or the end of her life…

This is the last book of Seasons of the Moon series. Not the end of Rylie, Able, and Seth's stories though. Love this series about werewolves and their change. Hunters and witches involved in the story also. Rylie has done a lot of growing up since the first book, trying to control herself and the wolf at the same time is a great feat especially during the full moon. Trying come to grips about what she did in the winter and not be a bother to Aunt Gwyn anymore by going to the Sanctuary and learning to control her life. The call to Gray Mountain changes everything for Rylie and if she doesn't get the answers she wants......

Grim Discovery (Aisling Grimlock, #3) by Amanda M. Lee

Aisling Grimlock’s life is a mess.
Her mother might be back from the dead.
Wraiths appear to be after her again.
Her father is definitely up to something.
Michigan’s most calamity-prone grim reaper is in a pickle, and the only one she can trust with a haunting secret is her boyfriend Griffin.
Aisling is determined to find answers before she unloads a heavy dose of truth on her family, but when things become dangerous, Aisling’s life is in jeopardy … again.
The wraiths are back and on the move, and their primary goal appears to be getting their hands on Aisling. They’ve enlisted other supernatural help this time, and when gargoyles literally start dropping from the sky Aisling has no choice but to be honest.
The Grimlocks are at a crossroad. The only thing they know for certain is that they will fight together to make sure they don’t die alone.

I am so glad I found this series, I love Aisling's character and the crazy things she gets herself into. Of course she is faced with a very serious situation and not exactly sure how to deal with it. She can't keep it all bottled up inside although she attempts to. With the help of her family and friends she able to get past her secret and find out what is really going on about why someone is after her.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Grim Offerings Aisling Grimlock #2 by Amanda Lee

Being a grim reaper isn’t easy, but answering to family is even worse.

Between argumentative souls, overbearing older brothers and everyday nonsense, Aisling Grimlock has her hands full.

When a run-of-the-mill job goes awry, Aisling finds herself in a mess. The soul she was supposed to collect is still amongst the living, and the man who wanted to kill him is dead instead.

Detective Griffin Taylor is returning from an undercover assignment, and the first thing he wants to do is reconnect with Aisling. Her brother Aidan is giving him fits, though, and the rest of the family isn’t making things much easier.

When wraiths start showing up again, and a member of the Grimlock family is seriously hurt, it’s all hands on deck for the final showdown. Unfortunately for the Grimlocks, they can never do anything the normal way.

Aisling is chafing under worry and pressure, and her family is circling the wagons. It’s going to take everyone working together to survive – and when the final fight is finally waged, a huge secret is revealed that will change the Grimlocks’ world forever.

I love Aisling so much more now, her quirkiness and attitude make me laugh and laugh. She is a great strong girl that goes through the hard knocks of being a grim reaper. She gets herself in more trouble! The family is once again up to no good and trying to protect their one and only sister and dad's daughter. Aisling trying to be independent only gets her so far. Sometimes I forget she's not a teenager when I read the book. The secret at the end is mind blowing-but I won't spoil it here.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Wild Montana Sky by Debra Holland

When her brother announces his marriage, Elizabeth Hamilton suddenly becomes unwanted and unwelcome in the only home she’s ever known. To escape the new mistress of the house, Elizabeth accepts the invitation of her best friend to journey to Montana.

The dirt streets and wooden storefronts of Sweetwater Springs and the hardships of ranch living are worlds away from the refinements of Gilded Age Boston, yet Elizabeth is filled with new hope—and buoyed by a wealthy banker’s attentions. Yet it’s cowboy Nick Sanders who slowly awakens her heart and helps her recognize her strengths. And when a deadly influenza epidemic strikes, Elizabeth will fight for those she loves—and the life she’s ready to claim. (less)

Thanks to kindle unlimited just finished listening/reading Wild Montana Sky by Debra Holland.
Loved this story about romance between a Bostoner and the wild Montana Sky. The story of Elizabeth and her long time friend Pamela who married and moved to Montana, teaches Elizabeth a little bit about life and how society norms in the East doesn't always play well out in the west amoung the cattle, horses, and Indians. It was a great story. Look forward to listen/read the next one.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Grim Tidings (Aisling Grimlock #1) by Amanda M. Lee

Aisling Grimlock is having a bad week. Well, actually, she’s having a bad life -- not that she's complaining. Okay, she's totally complaining.

After being laid off from her secretarial position, she has no choice but to join the family business, and now she’s a full-time grim reaper. That’s right. She collects and transfers souls to the hereafter.

Cool, huh? Not quite.

On the second day of her new job, Aisling (literally!) stumbles over a dead body that’s not on her list and the stakes are suddenly raised because, when a name isn’t on the list, that means someone stole it (and that's never a good thing).

Aisling’s family, which consists of a tempestuous father and four overbearing older brothers, are hot on the case – but the answers they’re coming up with aren’t exactly soothing.

It seems a contingent of wraiths have descended on the area, and they’re not just dangerous for unsuspecting souls and the general populace. The Grimlock family is at risk, too.

If that weren’t bad enough, Aisling finds herself inexplicably drawn to Detective Griffin Taylor – the police officer who considers her a murder suspect. Oh, and she's a wraith-magnet -- although, truth be told, she's more interested in Detective Taylor.

Aisling is determined to prove that she has what it takes to be a great reaper – even if it means risking her life and proving her father and brothers wrong when it comes to her competence level.

When things finally become clear, will Aisling survive long enough to make things right? Or, will she fall prey to the wraiths and the individual controlling them? (less)

Oh my I love Aisling's character, she's snarky and sometimes obnoxious. Her first day on the job and she has 1) a runner 2) trips over a dead body and 3) an encounter with a gorgeous police officer that she cannot get involved in b/c of her family history and profession.
It's not every day that you meet a reaper in real life. It's a lot of drama and romance involved in this little mystery, the end just came to fast and swift. But I look forward to #2.

In the Clearing (Tracy Crosswhite #3) by Robert Dugoni Audiobook

Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, Tracy has dedicated her career to bringing justice and closure to the families and friends of victims of crime.

So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier, Tracy agrees. Following up on evidence Jenny’s detective father collected when he was the investigating deputy, Tracy probes one small town’s memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community’s fabric. Can Tracy uphold the promise she’s made to the dead girl’s family and deliver the truth of what happened to their daughter? Or will she become the next victim?

This is the third book in the series that I was introduced to via kindle unlimited and that I listened to via audible. I love Tracy as a character, she's smart and funny. She's on edge and trying to catch all killers before they catch her. Her background story with her sister is covered in the first book and is referenced to in the second book and this one as well.

It's amazing how technology has advanced to help solve cold cases so old and this updated technology and sleuthing is what helps Tracy solve this 4 decades old crime. Justice will be served.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Alas with Kindle Unlimited, dying Ipod, and books.

Well since I last posted in March, I have added another 2 years to kindle unlimited on Prime Day on July 12, 2016. Yep I'm a glutton for punishment. To which now 7 months later I have over 500 on the list. I currently have the following books as part of my 10 list.

1. Cooking Light Magazine

2. Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell Series Book 1)
by Barbara Nickless (author)

3. A Shade of Vampire 6: A Gate of Night
by Bella Forrest (author)- This is the next to last book about the main characters.

4. In the Clearing (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 3)-Listening to the audible version via my phone.

5. Borderlines (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 2)
by Archer Mayor (author)

6. Murder at Jade Cove (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 2)
by Dianne Harman (author)

7. The Dragon Guard Series Box Set: (Books 1-7)
by Julia Mills (author), Linda Boulanger (illustrator), Lisa Miller (editor), Alicia Carmichal (editor), Maxine Bringenberg (editor)

8. Detective Jack Stratton Mystery Thriller Collection
by Christopher Greyson (author)-Book 3

9. Grim Tidings (Aisling Grimlock Book 1)
by Amanda M. Lee (author), Norman Dixon (illustrator)- I should really start this since it's almost Halloween.

10. Small Towns, Fairy Tales, And Nora Roberts Land: Dare Valley Boxed Set 1-3
by Ava Miles (author)-Nora Roberts Land is the first of the series and I loved it!

Meanwhile my Ipod 4th generation is not updateable therefore I cannot get the most recent update for Audible. Sucks and I hate Apple right now. So instead of listening on my ipod I use my non apple phone. I just still hate having to bump up the media volume to play through my stereo but I really don't want to get another ipod.

Books-I'm behind on my goal for goodreads challenge. Life just gets in the way sometimes. And I feel this way ever year that I really need to blog these books more. Yeah Yeah.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Kindle Unlimited and Me

So for Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday) amazon had their Kindle Unlimited on sale, so I got it for 2 years. I now have a kindle unlimited wishlist that I add books to every day. I have discovered some fantastic books on there also. My wish list is about 300 books. Now the question is when am I ever going to read them all? Amazon allows you to have 10 "borrowed" at at time and I have already met my quota there.

Now on to the books I have read so far with the service:

1. My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni, which with one of the kindle unlimited perks I was able to listen to the narration for this book. Loved the story and the characters and it is a series so I am currently reading the second book.

2. Kelly's Coffee Shop by Dianne Harmon, another series but a cozy mystery which helps keep my genres all nice and tidy.

3. A Shade of Vampire-Oh my what a series, little bit of Anne Rice with a little Twilight thrown in and you have a great vampire series (to which I could have killed myself after I found out how many there were).
4. A Shade of Blood-book 2 of the Shade of Vampire Series, um yeah it's a fast read have them lined up and ready to go. It's a permanent spot on the list.
5. A Castle of Sand-book 3 of the Shade of Vampire I need to say more??

6. The Christmas Letters by Lee Smith- a story written about a woman writing letters to her family back home about her life struggles. Quick and short read.

To currently reading on the list.....

7. A Shadow of Light-book 4

8. Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni-book 2

9. Detective Jack Stratton Mystery by Christopher Greyson-a 3 book set having finished the first one and currently reading the second one.

10. Small Towns, Fairy Tales, and Nora Roberts Land by Ava Miles, I had already read Nora Roberts Land so I snatched the other two right up.

To those holding a spot until I am ready....

11. Grim Tidings by Amanda Lee and Norman Dixon
12. Shifters in the Snow-15 Paranormal stories
13. The Music Box by Andrea Kane
14. Christmas in Good Hope by Cindy Kirk
15. Murder at Jade Cove by Dianne Harmon- book 2.

Along with all the others that I read depending on what I feel like. On audio I am currently listening to S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline borrowing from my public library with the synopsis of 50 shades meets Sylvia Day series. Oooh goody goody and I am liking it so far. And Yes another series.

So I wanted to make this blog a little bit about my kindle unlimited experience but hadn't had the time to sit down a write about it with all the insane reading I have done.

My Goodreads 2016 goal is 60 books, I have 11 under my belt.