Cursed (Underground Encounters, Book 0)

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Author: Lisa Carlisle

Series: Underground Encounters

Genre: PNR

Publisher: Indie

Pages: 78

Gargoyle shifter Lucan finds out the hard way that one should never cross a witch! When Lucan has what he believes to be a fling with a witch, she turns vengeful and locks not only him but his two brothers in to their stone forms and turns their memories cloudy. How will the brothers handle this curse? 

This is a prequel novella to the Underground Encounters series, which I know that you have have seen me rave about. These characters and the world has already been incredible well developed, so I loved that we got to see how the story of these brothers being under this curse began. We get to see the reason that they were paced under this curse and how they came to be in the state in which we find them in their individual stories. This, like the others, was incredibly well written and moves along at a great pace. It’s, of course, a quick read as it is a novella. If you’re a fan of these stories, or shifters in general, pick this up! 

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The Brief

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Author: Simon Michael

Series: Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Publisher: Sapere Books

Charles Holborne is a Jewish Barrister from the East End who is ostracized by his classist colleagues who don’t want him to be a part of their profession. Welcome to the 60’s! All of his feelings and anger are taking a toll on his relationships, especially with his wife whose family family believes that she married beneath her. He’s hopeful that the case that he just landed will turn things around for him, but a crime is committed that may may just make things even worse. 

I am a big fan of British mysteries and thrillers, and this was no exception. The author obviously  has knowledge of the legal system, as he did a wonderful job of detailing the system without making it sound bogged down like an essay. I really enjoyed the 1960’s setting. It made for a most interesting setting and set up for this story. The plot moved along at a really nice pace with very few slow areas. The characters were all very well developed. The main character was complex and one that I could really root for, even when I might have questioned his actions a bit. He was a bit of an anti-hero, which I love in any story. The story had enough twists and turns to keep me intrigued. I’ll definitely be picking up the sequel to see what happens next in Charles’ story! 

#backlistboost Friday

Hi all!!

I’m back from vacation for #backlistboost Friday!!

This week I’d like to talk to you all about a wonderful book that I first read and posted about back in 2015: The Glittering World by Robert Levy. This is a supernatural/fantasy thriller told in multiple POVs, and it is wonderful!

This was my first introduction to Levy’s writing, thanks to an endorsement from another favorite author, and I have been a fan of his since reading it! He has a unique voice that is truly enjoyable to read.

Look at that cover!!

You can read my original review here:

The Glittering World

Bang Switch Release!!!

Hey guys!!!

I’m back from vacation, and guess what happened while I was gone: the second book in Jamie Lee Scott’s Kate Darby series- Bang Switch released!! Check out this cover:

Nice, right?!

It looks like this one picks up where Angry Betty left off per the blurb:

After nearly being raped and killed, Corporal Kate Darby isn’t quite ready to go back to work…

Kate Darby misses patrolling the streets of Peculiar, Texas, but she has unfinished business. And she can’t have the cops knowing what she’s doing.

Something stinks in Peculiar, and it’s not just the dead cop Sergeant Zane Gwilly found shortly before midnight. 

I’m super excited about this, and can’t wait to dive in! If you enjoyed Angry Betty go grab this up!

If you enjoy great crime fiction, I think you’ll really enjoy this series! Here’s the link to my review of Angry Betty in case you missed it!

Angry Betty (Kate Darby, Book 1)

Checking In!

Hi all!

Sorry I’ve been MIA, but I’ve had virtually no signal since I’ve been on vacation & just now realized that my scheduled posts have not been posting for some reason. Ugh!!

I’ll have to address that when I arrive back home this weekend & have normal wi-fi. In the meantime, here’s a pic of Clete & I at Black Canyon as proof of life & I hope you’re all having a great week so far!!

Always,

-T

#backlistboost Friday

Hi all!!

So, I’m jumping in on the Backlist Boost every Friday, and I’m so excited about sharing some of my favorite backlist books with you guys!!

This week for #backlistboost I want to talk about The Crown’s Game duology by Evelyn Skye.

I didn’t dig waaay in to the backlist for these, as The Crown’s Game was released in 2016 with The Crown’s Fate following in 2017. This is, however, one of my absolute favorite series that I recommend all the time.

This duology has everything that I love in it! It has magic, rich world building, beautiful imagery, characters that you come to love and root for, and a plot that keeps the story moving at a great pace. These were both five star reads for me, and are books that I come back to often. If this sounds like your kind of read, give them a try and let me know what you think!!

You can read my original review with a lot more details of these books here:

The Crown’s Game

The Crown’s Fate (Crown’s Game book 2) *Spoilers, if you haven’t read The Crown’s Game yet!!*