Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Krampus! by Brian Jones, Dean Kotz

23093378This was funny twist on the stories of Santa Clause, St. Nick, Father Christmas and all others. 

Krampus the big baddie that knew how to educate spoiled, misbehaving children has been locked away for quite some time. When the Secret Society of Santa Clauses needs his help, Krampus goes all over running into winter icons, discovering sinister plots and saving the day.

This book was inventive and gives us a look at the other side of Christmas; you know the side that involves a horned monster eating bad children. Plus his giant flying wolf Stutgaard just makes Krampus even cooler.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Monday, August 3, 2015

One Night with the Tycoon (Whiskey River Book 3) by Katherine Garbera

25784406Even though you don't have to read each book in order, it does help because we see the reappearance of previous characters. 

In this story we follow Wyatt Kelly and Juliette Rossi. Wyatt has a very weird and warped view on relationships, which can you blame the guy given who his father was. Juliette was sweet, very strong female lead. The way both characters played off each other kept you hooked on the story, plus the drama and Wyatt realizing he's wrong really helps. I can't wait for the remaining two books.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Magnus: Robot Fighter Volume 2: Uncanny Valley by Fred Van Lente

25934477This is why we shouldn't create robots that will make everything easier. One day we will end up in some post-apocalyptic world where robots want to kills us all.

In this volume collection issues #5-8 Magnus winds up in a substructure were we have some horrible animal like humans called Gophs. Of course we all know that if he ends up in a substructure with these "humans" there will be some fighting and some survival involved.

The book was pretty engaging and captivating; plus the art was good. Overall, this one is worth checking out.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Arkham Manor, Vol. 1 (Arkham Manor #1-6) by Gerry Duggan, Shawn Crystal (Illustrations)

23531233Yeah so Arkham Asylum is gone, but the baddies are still here with nowhere to go. Not to worry though Batman, I mean Bruce Wayne to the rescue; turning the iconic Wayne Manor into the new home of the criminally insane.

When the patients start turning up dead Batman has no choice but to go undercover and find out who the nutjob icing nutjobs is.

This was good read; I absolutely loved Victor Freeze in this one, something about the crazy finding great joy in the snow made me laugh.
Rating 3 out of 5 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Neighbors with Benefits (Anderson Brothers #2) by Marissa Clarke

25644427This was a really funny story; Michael Anderson is like super anal/OCD, he's like the guy that would freak out if lint landed on his suit.

Mia Argaropolis is very smart and very talented, but she's very go with the flow, let the universe lead the way.

Well, Mia ends up as Michael's neighbor and after a disastrous in person meeting, Michael feels bad so he comes to the rescue when Mia's jerk of an ex shows up. After Mia ends up temporarily homeless Michael takes her in and somehow they actually end up bonding. That was really sweet because they're like ultra opposites and it was really nice how they come together and how Michael starts to loosen up.

Oh and at the beginning there was a super funny moment, I won't spoil but I will say "loud". Enjoy. 

Rating 5 out of 5 

Friday, July 31, 2015

To Win Her Love (Players #1) by Mackenzie Crowne

25605631This was such a dramatic story so full of twist and turns. Gracie Gable wants custody of her nieces after the death of her brother-in-law only it turns out the perfect husband and doting father she knew had a huge secret.

Jake Malone just learned that his very wealthy deadbeat father got married, had kids and since his wife is dead he's left custody of his daughters to the son he abandoned.

Gracie would do anything for the her nieces; her big sister was her hero, for her she'd even put up with football super star Jake Malone.

Jake is at first pissed at the position his father has put him, but needing a publicity boost following some bad moments and then realizing he can't be a bastard and turn his back on his new sisters, he agrees.

Soon Jake and Gracie are fighting their attraction in order to be perfect parental figures; but when Jake stumbles upon a secret Gracie has been hiding he flips and turns his back on her.

With a little intervention and some good groveling these two get the perfect family they've always wanted. 

Rating 5 out of 5 

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive by Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Rachael Stott (Illustrator)

25278093Those darn Klingons are out to conquer a new world in an alternate universe, but don't worry Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise will save the day.

This was a really good crossover, the whole time you want the Enterprise to help Colonel George Taylor but it's like "The Prime Directive" is in the way.

I was hooked, the art is great; the highly detailed apes. If you love the idea of apocalyptic futures and space travel you'll love this one. 

Rating 4 out of 5