Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Cowboy Next Door by Roxanne Snopek

Leda Plett has been burned by love so when Eric Anders walks into her life, he's the last thing she wants.

Along the way Eric makes a mistake or two because he wants to barge in and be the knight in shinning armor to a woman that knows her mistakes and how to handle them. At the end these Eric learns to listen and Leda learns to love again.

Rating 4 out of 5 


Monday, March 28, 2016

Her Secret Lover by Robin Covington

Like all the What Happens in Vegas stories this one is another love at first sight story.

Kelsey Kyle will do anything to move up in her position as a junior concierge but after meeting Micah Holmes she reconsiders what is important.

Kelsey and Micah had great chemistry and the characters really connect on an emotional level to the point that they don't have the reader complaining.

Rating 4 out of 5 


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Find Me (A Candy Hearts Romance) by Cait Jarrod

This is a cutesy romance story where two best friends miss their first chance at love and have to wait 10 years for a second chance.

Cooper Schmidt was in love with his best friend Lyse Haynes, but he was the nerdy-dorky guy and never made a move. When Cooper finally had a chance he pushes her to accept a date with another guy. But come their high school reunion the nerdy guy has become Mr. Gorgeous and he's going to finally get the girl he's always secretly loved.

Along with the cute candy hearts legend of finding your soulmate and likable characters this story was romance fun.

Rating 4 out of 5 


Monday, March 21, 2016

Loving Her Crazy by Kira Archer

This was a fun love at first sight/opposites attract story.

Iris Clayton and Nash Wallace are complete opposites, but throw in some instant attraction and a helpful blizzard and these two find their other half.

The story has everything, a handsome hero and the most illegally-hilarious/romantic grand gesture.

Rating 5 out of 5 


Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty

There are no words to describe how adorable this book was and how much I loved it.

We have a brave little Knight that would rather read books than fight, but when his parents insist that as a Knight he should go out and slay a dragon he sets off on an adventure. Along the way he encounters various monsters that wish to eat him, but each time he resolves a would be fight with the power of books.

The story is beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written; it has a lovely message for children and is simply a must.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Starve, Volume 1 (Starve) by Brian Wood, Danijel Žeželj (Illustrations)

This was a very interesting apocalyptic alternate timeline story. Just think back in the 70's global warming kicked out arse and the world we know is completely different.

Well in Starve when so many foods are now a luxury very few can afford, the rich entertain themselves with the ridiculousness of a reality cooking show.

Our protagonist, Gavin Cruikshank is a man that walked away from everything but is forced to return for contractual obligations. With his return comes some happy moments and a whole lot of drama.

The story was good, the art was great and the characters were real; they were flawed, broken, idyllic, selfish, vain and all the other things that make a person.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Sheikh's Stubborn Lover (The Adjalane Sheikhs #2) by Leslie North

Sheikh Adilan Adjalane needs to recover some land his father gave to Michelle Reynolds' mother many years ago.

What starts first as a business transaction quickly turns into love. 

Of course what romance doesn't have a little kink or two and in this one, it turns out to be some serious sibling rivalry.

The story was short and entertaining, the drama a little blah, but just enough to keep you reading.  

Rating 3 out of 5 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gotham By Midnight Vol. 1: We Do Not Sleep (Gotham by Midnight #1-6) by Ray Fawkes, Andrea Sorrentino (Illustrator)

This series follows Detective Jim Corrigan aka The Spectre as his team of misfits as they investigate supernatural occurrences in Gotham.

Of course being centered in Gotham we will occasionally see Batman make an appearance or two, but he isn't the hero in these stories.

The art follows a more gruff / noir style but it totally works to reflect the vibe of the story. 

Some aspects of the story were a little far fetched because come on, if you have a giant monster and a supernatural being you think Batman and the JLA will not be interfering. That small aspect detracted from the story for me, but it was entertaining.

Rating 4 out of 5 


Monday, March 14, 2016

Red Sonja/Conan: The Blood of a God by Dynamic Forces Inc. (Contributor)

I love reading Red Sonja stories, she kicks-ass and can put any man to shame.

Like all her stories, Sonja is off to fight in a war and she runs into Conan for a team up to bring down some mystical baddie.

The story was entertaining, I would say a little PG-13 but good.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Little Red Fish #3 by James Moffitt, Bizhan Khodabandeh

5 / 5 Cover
4 / 5 Art
4 / 5 Story - The little fish struggle was captivating
4 /5 Entertainment - The oppressiveness between the two ecosystems was amusing
5 / 5 Next issue? - What will happen to this brave little red fish?
22 / 25 Total

Rating 4 out of 5 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #2 by Amy Chu, Clayton Thomas Mann

5 / 5 Cover
5 / 5 Art
5 / 5 Story - There's a second murder and things are looking like it's Ivy
5 / 5 Entertainment - The story get's you hooked
5 / 5 Next issue? - I can't wait, it's a mini-series so we have to learn who the killer is soon
25 / 25 Total

Rating 5 out of 5 


Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Tycoon's Forced Bride by Jane Porter

When I read this title I thought "Oh, rich guy forces pretty girl to marry him" kind of story, I could not be more wrong.

The story follows Malcolm McKenzie (aka Colm) who is married to Ava Galvan, only problem is that after a horrible accident she suffers from memory problems and she doesn't remember saying "I do" to Malcolm. 

What made the story really sad was that Malcolm and Ava had a son, little Jack and because Ava had a lot of health problem she really couldn't really be with her son.

The story was a really sweet second chance romance and the things Malcolm does to get Ava to fall in love with him again, so sweet.

The only problem with the story for me was that we see very little interaction between Ava and little Jack and a big part of the story was Malcolm trying to bring his wife home and reunite the family.

Rating 4 out of 5 


Monday, March 7, 2016

When We Touch (Whiskey Creek 0.5) by Brenda Novak

Olivia Arnold thought she was going to marry Kyle Houseman until she finds out that in the about 5 months they've been separated while she started her wedding planning business in Sacramento, Kyle decided to fool around with her sister Noelle because he was basically throwing a temper tantrum.

While Olivia is forced to plan a wedding for Kyle and Noelle after Noelle gets pregnant, Brandon Lucero, Kyle's step-brother end up saving Olivia from her emotional crisis.

As Olivia and Brandon spend more time together, Olivia comes to realize that her "One" is not the person she always thought but the one she didn't see coming.

The story was sweet, but I will say there are no words to describe how much I hate Olivia's sister Noelle and her parents; like really Noelle is a major "B" and her parents just constantly turn a blind eye and then pretty much force Olivia to always turn the other cheek. 

Brandon I loved, he open and aware of his flaws and what he needs to do to be the hero.

Kyle I hated, he spend his entire time bemoaning how he loves Olivia and getting all jealous when Olivia is anywhere near Brandon. His character was absolutely horrible and got what he deserved, a horrible person to complement him.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Harley's Little Black Book#1 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms (Illustrator)

When some British baddies have it out for Wonder Woman and the only person that knows is Harley Quinn, what could possibly go wrong?

This issue does not disappoint, we have great art and a whole lot Harley being Harley.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ooh La La (A Candy Hearts Romance) by Doreen Alsen

This was an enjoyable short story about a choreographer Simon West making ends meet by working as a stripper and a well connected, accounting professor Veronica Cook.

The story was fun; you have them meet in the most unconventional of ways and then you see the love grow. Of course with any romance involving a rich / poor dynamic there is always a villain in the form of a disapproving parent, but not to worry love always wins.

Rating 5 out of 5 


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors by Mark Tatulli

Oh my god! Is Desmond ever going to not scare his school. Of course not, it’s Desmond Puckett master of horrors.

In this new book Desmond sets out to bring shrieks and screams that are sure to entertain readers all of all ages.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DayBlack #5 by Keef Cross

This series is quickly becoming one of my OMG when is the next issue out stories.

Issue #5 picks up right where #4 left off and we had some serious crazy stuff going down. Because it's an issue it ends with a cliffhanger that will have you seeking the next issue like there is no tomorrow.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Lucifer #2 by Holly Black, Lee Garbett (Illustrator)

3 / 5 Cover
4 / 5 Art - Skinned Gabriel, IDK if it's cool / crazy
5 / 5 Story - The investigation has moved to hell
4 /5 Entertainment - Apparently there's a bit of a civil war in hell, so who's in charge?
5 / 5 Next issue? - Now their heading off to dream world
21 / 25 Total

Rating 4 out of 5