Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sweet Resolve (Lucky #2) by Jill Sanders

Oh my god this story was amazing.

Logan used to torment Amy when they were kids, then much to Amy’s joy he moved away. 

Many years later Amy is loving her job and life, but who should walk into her place of employment? If you guessed Logan, then you got that right. 

At first Amy wants revenge, especially after Logan doesn’t recognize her; it’s finally her chance to get even.

Revenge quickly turns to love, because Logan is no longer the pain in the butt kid he used to be. He’s become the guy that will accept Amy’s revenge in good stride and is actually sorry for what a jerk he was.

Both characters played off each other really well and really made the story enjoyable. Logan was an absolute delight, he really wins you over.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Trouble with Temptation (The McKays #2) by Shiloh Walker

I had a love/hate relationship with this one.

It’s a good story, but you just had so much going on that at time you just got pulled away from the main characters of this story. 

The main characters in this story are Hannah Parker and Brannon McKay, but so much of the story was spent on other characters that sometime I felt they got left behind.

The whole murderer angle really does get you hooked, so I will definitely be coming back for book three.

Rating 3.5 out of 5 
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Swamp Thing #4 by Len Wein, Kelley Jones (Illustrator)

Alec’s old friend has gone off the deep end and as the NEW and Crazy Swamp Thing he’s out to kill Alec and destroy the world.

This is where the story get’s good and has you going all “damn”.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Swamp Thing #3 by Len Wein, Kelley Jones (Illustrator)

Zatanna makes an appearance and helps lift the “swamp” curse from Alec, because that will not backfire.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Swamp Thing #2 by Len Wein, Kelley Jones (Illustrator)

And zombie dude is back for round 2. Swamp Thing isn’t very bright sometimes, but he does know how to punch.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Doctor Strange #1 by Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo (Illustrator)

Was I entertained? 
Yup. Strange has a way of really make you root for his insanity.

Was there drama? 
Well, we have some robot things trying to wipeout all Supremes.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
Oh yeah, things are about to go down.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Drax #1by CM Punk, Cullen Bunn

It was and okay read, it had a couple of witty puns that made me crack a smile.

Was there drama? 
Well, I’d say the other Guardians Drax was with come across as kinda jerky.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
I normally love anything with Cullen Bunn, but this one felt like it was aimed for a younger audience [not saying I’m old, but at my mid-twenties, this one didn’t speak to me].

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Haunted Love (Haunted Love #1) by Various

Was I entertained? 
I love these old school short horror stories from the 50’s. They have a way about them that remind you of simpler time when horror was more in the implied than in the gore. As I read, I was actually remembering Tales From the Crypt. I was a very happy reader.

Was there drama? 
Each story has its own novella drama that keeps you wanting to get to the end.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
This printing will consist of 3 issues, each collecting different stories from decades ago. You bet I’m looking forward to getting through all 3 issues.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Street Fighter x G.I. Joe #2 (of 6) by Aubrey Sitterson

OMG! Aubrey has really got me hooked. Things are coming to light in the second round of the fights. I can’t wait to see how the good guys give the bad guys a major smack down.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bruce Wayne: Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. by Chuck Dixon

This cross-over was somewhat amusing, but not as great as I thought it would be.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Walking Dead, Issue #1 by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore (Illustrator)

Was I entertained? 
The zombie apocalypse has begun and Rick Grimes wakes up in a hospital and finds himself without any idea what the hell is going on. I was like OMG this guy’s going to die.

Was there drama? 
Hell yeah, did I not mention the zombies and the coma guy.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
Grimes hits the road in search of his family. Really want to know how that works out.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Black Panther #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Panther stories are really hard, as a man that is not only a superhero but also King, it’s hard for a story to really merge both identities.

In this new story-arc, we have a Wakanda in turmoil and T’Challa must begin a path to restore order.

For a first issue this was pretty good, it really pulls you in and has you looking forward to the next issue.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1 by Mike Johnson

Klingon’s, ugh! Will they ever stop being jerks?

And the Doc; he took down two Klingon’s.

I was hooked.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enemies Old, Enemies New by Kevin Eastman

I feel like as I’ve gotten older the Turtles no longer captivate me as much. Still, this was pretty good.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Innkeeper's Daughter by Dormaine G.

This one ended the same way I thought it would and I can honestly say I didn’t like the characters.

Rating 1 out of 5 
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Heat It Up by Stina Lindenblatt

This was a good story about going all the way to the other side of the world to get a second chance at life and love.

Ms. Lindenblatt has a winner here.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Beauty and the Bull Rider by Victoria Vane

This a lovely story that will have you rooting for Delaney’s insanities and Zac’s gestures.

The connection between the couple is amazing.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder

This is a Batman adventure where Dick Grayson wears the cowl and we’ve got some serious crazy baddies up and about.

The story was good and the art was impressive; but seriously, damn does Dick spend a little too much time on his back.

#TeamBruce because he is still the best Batman.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Batman: Europa by Brian Azzarello

Loved this. It’s a psychological thriller where the great question of the co-dependency between the Dark Knight and the Joker gets an answer.

It’s a little dark both in story and in art, that many might not find this an enjoyable read, but if I could use one word to describe it I would say “WOW”.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Back to the Future Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines, Volume 1 by Bob Gale

It’s not the “Back to the Future” you’re used to, but it was entertaining.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Harrow County #1 by Cullen Bunn

Was I entertained? 
I was terrified. The horror lover in me is very interested.

Was there drama? 
Well, if you turn a blind eye to a witch and then burn her alive, things will get dramatic.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
Most definitely; plus look at that cover. You know things will get crazy scary.

Rating 5 out of 5
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Bloodshot Reborn #1 by Jeff Lemire

Was I entertained? 
My interest was piqued.

Was there drama? 
I wouldn’t call it drama, more like a psychosis / crazy trauma induced hallucinations.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
I am, they give us a crazy killer that looks like Bloodshot and we have our real Bloodshot going like “Oh no!”

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born Sketchbook by Stephen King

Was I entertained? 
I was intrigued. The old west / mystical angle was captivating.

Was there drama? 
There was a fight, but I wouldn’t say drama.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
The concept seems interesting so I’d like to see where Stephen King takes this story.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stephen King's "Dark Tower - The Gunslinger Born #1" by Robin Furth

Was I entertained? 
I was intrigued. The old west / mystical angle was captivating.

Was there drama? 
There was a fight, but I wouldn’t say drama.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
The concept seems interesting so I’d like to see where Stephen King takes this story.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rasputin, Volume 1 by Alex Grecian

I read this book after reading volume 2 and this is basically the full-on straight story of Rasputin and his bring people to life mojo.

While volume 2 takes place in the present with Rasputin recounting the events of his life, this volume takes place in the past during the Russian thrones demise.

I found it amusing; this historical/mystical angle.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Batman: Gates of Gotham by Scott Snyder

This was an interesting read by two very brilliant minds. Scott Snyder teams up with Kyle Higgins to bring us a story filled with suspense and drama as only Gotham can.

We see various members of the Bat Family come together to help acting Batman, Dick Greyson figure out the new baddy that is reeking all kinds of havoc.

I loved the whole present / past Gotham. As one of the oldest and darkest cities in the DCU it was interesting to see a story take you back to when the original families first built Gotham.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bombshells Vol. 1: Enlisted by Marguerite Bennett

Loved this whole new take on the DCU ladies. They are seriously kicking some a**. Plus the retro 40’s outfits rock.

This story place during World War II and focuses on our lady heroes fighting the good fight overseas and keeping things turning on the home fronts.

Rating 5 out of 5
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 by Kyle Higgins

Was I entertained? 
Who isn’t entertained by the Power Rangers? “Go, go Power Rangers!” [insert tune here]

Was there drama? 
Well, Rita is still out to mess with Tommy’s head. I’d say that’s drama.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
Yes, I’m dying to see when Tommy beats Rita’s mind games.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ms. Marvel, #1: Super Famous

Was I entertained? 
Not really, I couldn’t get into the characters.

Was there drama? 
It was high school drama (like I really want to revisit that stuff).

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
Sadly this is where I call it quits. The art was good and don’t get me wrong I love Ms. Marvel. Growing up Carol Danvers was one of my all-time Marvel heroines. But this new Ms. Marvel girl just wasn’t for me.

Rating 2 out of 5 
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mockingbird #1 by Chelsea Cain, Joëlle Jones (Illustrator), Kate Niemczyk (Illustrator)

Was I entertained? 
It started off slow, but you can totally feel a conspiracy building. So, I was very pulled in.

Was there drama? 
Well, that broken window and the zombies do add for some drama.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
Yes. What was up with those freaky looking things?

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tokyo Ghost, Vol. 1: Atomic Garden by Rick Remender, Sean Murphy (Illustrations)

The concept was good, the art was okay and the storyline was interesting enough that it merits reading what comes next.

At some points it’s a little too all over the place, but ultimately we have a solid idea worth exploring.

Rating 3.5 out of 5 
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

All-New, All-Different Avengers (#1) by Mark Waid, Adam Kubert, Mahmud Asrar

Well these are not the Avengers you are used to. In this introductory issue we meet the new team. 

I wasn’t really pulled into the budding story, so I don’t think I will be checking into issue #2.

Rating 2 out of 5 
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne



Will a budding wedding planner and her bad boy neighbor stop banging heads and start hearing wedding bells in the sexy second novel in USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s irresistible new series that marries Sex and the City with The Wedding Planner?

When small-town girl Heather Fowler finally gets promoted from assistant to actual wedding planner, she’s determined to make it as one of Manhattan’s elite Wedding Belles. Unfortunately, her first client demands an opulent black-tie affair at the Plaza…in five months’ time. Heather’s days quickly become a flurry of cake tastings, dress-fittings, RSVP cards, and bridal tantrums. But what she’s really losing sleep over is the live music blaring from her playboy neighbor’s apartment all night.

Five years ago, Josh Tanner was an up-and-comer on Wall Street, complete with the penthouse and the migraines. But a grim cancer diagnosis made him realize there is more to life than the corner office. If only he could convince his pretty, workaholic neighbor to let loose, too. As Heather lets down her guard, Josh is surprised when he starts falling for the sweet, vulnerable woman hiding beneath those power suits. Soon, it’s Heather’s turn to convince Josh to take the biggest risk of all: love.

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I’m a sucker for happy endings and this story delivers. We get the grand realization and dash to the airport to proclaim love and upcoming weddings.

I get that Josh has had a rough go and he believes at any minute he can die, so therefore he has to live like this is his last day. Unfortunately, half the time it makes you hate his guts with a passion. He’s inconsiderate and a huge jerk like 95% of the time; in the end his redemption come from the growth vision he has, which by the way I will totally attribute to his sister, Jamie.

Heather, was a bit / extremely a pushover when it came to Josh. You have this professional, hard working girl that turns into pudding at the mere touch of this guy. 

The characters had some serious flaws and don't come across as your traditional hero and heroine, that are always perfect and everything is rainbows and sunshine. These characters have so many flaws yet they work to give us an engaging and dramatic story.

Oh one more flaw that Josh has, banana bread, who call this their favorite. Nope, chocolate or nada.

Rating 4 out of 5
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Author Info

Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian. 

In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.

In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books. 
For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!


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The Perfect Fit by Jenna Sutton

This was such a sweet story. You keep rooting for Zeke to overcome his traumas and get his happily ever after.


Margo was a delight and perfect for Zeke.


Rating 5 out of 5 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Klaw: The First Cycle by Antoine Ozanam (Writer), Joël Jurion (Illustrator)

I loved the concept and the art when I first started reading. The story had promise with the whole criminal angle and stuff, but I had a hard time believe that this high school kid was so dumb he couldn’t see how shady his “family” was. I mean come on there is only so much I can suspend for a story.

Rating 2 out of 5 
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Beauty, Vol. 1 (The Beauty #1-6) by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley

Very impressive concept. Not exactly something you’d think about; an STD that people actually want to get.

Sure, it looks great; it makes you “beautiful”, but is there a cost?

The idea is unique and riveting.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What YOU Can Do About Bullying by Max and Zoey by Ari Magnusson, Greg Marathas (Illustrator)

This is a book I really think parents should pick up not just for their kids, but for themselves as well.

This book covers what children in different age groups should do to address bullying.

It’s a really good book that gives an insight into how to approach your children and how to guide them. Unfortunately we live in a time when bullying has become such a problem and broaching the subject is hard. This book really takes a helpful and instructing approach to bulling.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Octopus Pie Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran

I was somewhat entertained, but I really couldn’t get into this.

The author has a solid book here; just wasn’t for me.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Friday, August 26, 2016

DCE Essentials Catalog 2016 by DC Comics

These I always find a must; they tell you what’s good and what you need to check out.

If you’re starting to get into comics, you may want to grab one of these.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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