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Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott

Vampire wanna-bees & murder? It's all in here.

Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott
Narrated by Gabra Zackman Beaulieu 
Audio Released: February 2017
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A former secret service agent turned private detective, Mimi Capurro.

A disgraced NFL player turned homicide detective, Nick Christianson.

A snarky (who knows what his background really is) computer forensics specialist, Charles Parks, trying to keep them from killing each other.

And now they must find the killer of a New York Times best-selling author's assistant. Gotcha Detective Agency was hired to protect the author, when it was the assistant who really needed protection. And now it's a race to see who can find the killer. Mimi is determined to make up for puking all over Nick's crime scene by solving the murder before he does. Who will solve this case first?
My Thoughts

Mimi owns a private investigation/personal security firm and is asked to provide security for her favorite author. This is where her trou…

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Surround yourself with chocolate, wine and a pet or two who will let you sob all over them before settling into this one . . .

Retro Review

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
241 Pages
A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other.
My Thoughts

This story is about a man and his boy struggling for survival in a world destroyed by some sort of cataclysmic event. I’ve read a few reviews of this book and the movie version (which I have not seen) and knew what I was getting into but I have to admit that I wasn’t quite prepared for the absolute funk this book put me into while listening to it. It is about struggling to survive among the bleakest of odds. It’s dark and it’s so very sad. It's terrible …

Can't Wait Wednesday: All the Lies We Tell by Megan Hart

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

To find out more about linking in visit the Can't-Wait Wednesday page at Wishful Endings here.

All the Lies We Tell by Megan Hart
Scheduled Release: May 1, 2017
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Everyone knew Alicia Harrison’s marriage to Ilya Stern wouldn’t last. They’d grown up on a remote stretch of Quarry Street, where there were two houses, two sets of siblings, and eventually, a tangled mess of betrayal, longing, and loss. Tragedy catapulted Allie and Ilya together, but divorce—even as neighbors—has been relatively uncomplicated.

Then Ilya’s brother, Nikolai, comes home for their grandmother’s last days. He’s the guy who teased and fought with Allie, infuriated her, then fled town without a good-bye. N…

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. The prompt:Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want to Read A Book. These are all of the things I skim for when eyeing a book, along with a title or two of my most favorite books in each category because,you know, we all desperately need more books!

Click on any cover to be whisked away to my review either here or at Goodreads.



Dark Humor

Haunting, Creepy & Atmospheric


Strong Characters

Fun, Charming & Sexy

Unlikable Characters

As Luck Would Have It by Alissa Johnson

As Luck Would Have It by Alissa Johnson, Narrated by Carmen Rose
Audiobook Released: February 2017, Tantor Media
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After years of wild adventures overseas, Miss Sophie Everton is in no hurry to return home to the boring strictures of the ton. But she's determined to reclaim her family's fortune-even if she has to become a spy for the Prince Regent to do it. Before she can get her first assignment, she lands right in the lap of the dark and dashing Duke of Rockeforte. She's faced hungry tigers that didn't look nearly as predatory. Somehow the blasted man manages to foil her at every turn-and make her pulse thrum with something more than just the thrill of danger. Both are caught in a daring dance of espionage and desire. But to make a true love match, they'll have to learn to trust in each other . . . and, of course, a little bit of luck.

Sophie has spent the last 12 years travelling abroad and has returned to learn that her family’s fortune and their …

My Book Corner

Here's my little book corner where I go to hide away from the world. Do you have one? My house is small and cramped full of people and beasties so this is all I've got for now until we finish the basement. I hope to spend at least a little of the weekend here, probably with a beast or two demanding attention and knocking my book out of my hands, in between getting some sun.

I have no clue what I'll be reading next but let's hope it's something awesome. Maybe this one because that cover is calling my name.

What are you all up to?