Monday, October 24, 2016

Wind River by Lindsay McKenna

Title:  Wind River Wrangler
Series:  Wind River #1
Author:  Lindsay McKenna
Publication Date:   October 25th 2016 by Zebra
Length:  384pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:


First in a new series by the author of Night Hawk and Out Rider

Still waters run deep . . .

From the moment Roan Taggart picked up the pretty redhead at the Jackson Hole airport, his training and experience told him she was spooked. She’s left New York City to visit the Wind River Ranch, where Roan is a wrangler, and just as he can pick up a horse’s mood, he can feel the tension coming off her body. And that vulnerability is triggering all his protective instincts...

Shiloh Gallagher likes the gray-eyed cowboy’s dry humor—and the Special Forces background that lends him a stoic, powerful presence. But she’s been scarred by trauma and her mother’s murder . . . and knows a strong man can be dangerous. She came to wide-open Wyoming to flee a threat that’s left her unable to write her novels. Now, as she rides horses with Roan and helps him build an isolated cabin, she’s slowly letting down her guard. But danger has followed her west, and they won’t have a future together unless they defeat a killer from her past…

My Review:

McKenna's new series launcher definitely sets the stage well for upcoming novels.  Throughout the story McKenna takes the time to explain a lot of the technical aspects of the story and the characters' lives.  It made everything supremely easy to understand.  As much as I loved the details, sometimes it was a little too much, detracting from the story.  I found I was about 2/3 of the way through the book before anything really happened with the plot proper.  Don't get me wrong, there was lots of character development and scene setting, which one would expect in the first novel in a series, but a lot of the time I felt that was all that happened.  It was still an enjoyable read but not one that I couldn't put down.

There was loads of character and relationship development at the beginning of this novel.  I enjoyed getting to know the main characters so well but felt that it stalled the forward motion of the plot as a whole.  The author switches views between the main characters to let readers get both of their feelings and thoughts.  Sometimes I felt as if this was done a little too quickly & I felt a little jarred from the story, but for the most part it really added to the tale.  Also, the predictability of the identity of the 'bad guy' was also, well, predictable.  From the moment he was first mentioned in the story I knew he'd be back.  That said, what McKenna did with said character was interesting.  

As a whole this was an enjoyable story with likable, original characters.  McKenna is off to a good start with this new series.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rhuna: Keeper of Wisdom by Barbara Underwood - Giveaway

Title:  Rhuna:  Keeper of Wisdom
Series:  Rhuna #1
Author:  Barbara Underwood
Publication Date:  October 16th 2014
Length:  327pgs
Genre:  YA Urban Fantasy/Historical Fantasy
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

Barbara Underwood marks her debut in the world of fantasy fiction with the spellbinding novel, “Rhuna, Keeper of Wisdom” which follows the adventures of a young heroine with an extraordinary gift. It also features a cast of richly drawn characters and compelling storytelling that will rivet readers from beginning to end.

The story is set in an idyllic utopian society, not unlike the Atlantis of myth, and follows the adventures of the title character, Rhuna. A series of extraordinary events unfold after the young girl discovers the startling truth about her father and the enemy that caused his demise known as The Dark Master. As Rhuna struggles with her newfound discovery, her beloved homeland is thrust into chaos, threatened by her father’s old nemesis. In the midst of the unfolding cataclysm, Rhuna must find her extraordinary destiny and the courage to stop The Dark Master from destroying everything and everyone that she loves. Suffused with magic and menace, “Rhuna, Keeper of Wisdom” will send readers on a journey to astonishing realms, as only the most exquisite kind of fiction can do.

My Review:

Fantastic world building and an intensely gripping plot draw you into this vividly penned novel from page one.  Underwood easily & fully transports readers into the fantastic world that she's created, keeping them there.  I couldn't put this novel down, dying to know what the next plot twist would bring; and believe me, there were many.  Underwood's writing style also called to me.  I love how she involves her audience in the story, leading them forward as if they're there alongside her, rather than simply telling them what happened to her characters.

And the characters!  Oh wow the characters!  I loved the individuals that we met throughout this story.  I couldn't get enough of them and was definitely sad to see them go at the end of the novel.  They were so easy to get to know and to connect with.  I felt as if I'd made friends, rather than simply reading a novel.

This is definitely a novel that will be loved by readers of all ages.  It's clean enough for a YA audience and exciting enough to grip adults and not let go.  I know I sure couldn't put it down.  Nor can I wait for the next novel in the series.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Necessary Evil by Jamie K. Schmidt

Title:  Necessary Evil
Series:  Sentinels of Babylon #1
Author:  Jamie K. Schmidt
Publication Date:  November 1st 2016 by Loveswept
Length:  234pgs
Genre:  romantic suspense
Shelf:  Netgalley
My Rating: ★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

In this steamy series opener from bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt—whose writing has been called “hot and sexy, with just the right amount of emotional punch,” by Lauren Layne—a vigilante biker takes the power of love into his own hands.
Lucy Simmons comes from a rough family, but she’s a damn good public defender. Even though she hates to see criminals walk due to sloppy police work, the law’s there to make sure everyone gets a fair trial, and Lucy certainly doesn’t believe in the kind of justice meted out by the leather-clad ex-cop they call “Evil.” He’s stubborn, cynical, and out of control—but he plays her body like no man ever has. For once, both Lucy’s boss and her brother agree: The biker is trouble.

Evan Villiers took a sacred vow to let no killer, rapist, or pedophile go unpunished. When scumbags fall through the system, his motorcycle club cleans up the garbage. Although the Sons of Babylon and their methods may not be to Lucy’s liking, the beautiful lawyer has become Evan’s light in the dark. But his next hit is Lucy’s own brother—a murderer who got off on a technicality. Now, with his loyalties split, Evan must turn his back on his brothers . . . or lose the woman who has claimed his reckless heart.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
My Review:

Wow!  Just wow!  Was this novel ever hot!  The main characters sizzled whenever they were near each other.  The plot was solid with some interesting twists.  The descriptions were vivid yet dark at times, changing the entire mood of the story.  Schmidt brought everything to the forefront in remarkably intriguing ways.

In this novel the vigilante justice tends to overshadow the MC aspect of the tale, yet at the same time, for this club, they appear to be one and the same.  This gives a very different feel from so many of the MC novels out there on the marked at the moment.  There are definitely some subplots left unfinished at the end of the novel that lead into the rest of the series.  This is to be expected in a series launching novel but be warned, not everything in this novel is tied up in a pretty little bow at the end.  It's like real life, only much darker.  

I also enjoyed the character development in this novel.  We got to know everyone as we me them, yet the development didn't stop there.  Little tidbits appeared throughout the novel as we got to know all the major players quite well.

As a whole this was a hot, exciting start to Schmidt's new series.  I'd definitely recommend it to others and can't wait to see what happens next.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Her Halloween Treat & Q&A with author Tiffany Reisz

1) How did you come up with the relationship between Joey and Chris?
I have a lovely Twitter friend who used to live in Hawaii and she’s in love with actor Chris Evans especially when he’s wearing a beard. She posts a lot of sexy Chris Evans pictures and gifs and in one picture he’s wearing flannel and looking like your ultimate HGTV sexy handyman fantasy. It wasn’t too hard to come up with the sort of woman who’d fall for a guy like that.

2) What is your favorite part about writing for Men at Work?
Hard to say because I had so much fun writing every single book. I think the most fun I had was with the supporting characters. In HER HALLOWEEN TREAT, Joey’s best friend is a co-worker named Kira who keeps her encouraged and entertained. In HER NAUGHTY HOLIDAY, I had a blast writing Erick’s snarky 17-year-old daughter who is playing matchmaker for her boss and her dad. And in ONE HOT DECEMBER the heroine’s neighbor is Mrs. Scheinberg, a feisty 88-year-old woman who can’t stop giving my heroine and hero very good advice. Writing the funny best friend or wacky neighbor never stops being fun.

3) Your Harlequin Blaze novels seem to be either around Halloween or Christmas, which one is your favorite?
The entire trilogy is set around the holidays. In HER HALLOWEEN TREAT it’s Halloween. In HER NAUGHTY HOLIDAY it’s Thanksgiving. And in ONE HOT DECEMBER it’s Hanukkah and Christmas. Christmas is my favorite holiday because it’s when all my family gets together. I’m a vegetarian so Thanksgiving is kind of wasted on me. And Halloween is great but when you have as many fillings as I do, you tend to avoid candy.

4) What was the first book that made you cry?
I picked up a copy of THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY by Karleen Koen when I was on vacation with my parents in Virginia when I was, oh, 14 or 15, I think. I probably got the book because it had a pretty cover and was very long, and I liked to read big books since I thought that impressed people. I devoured the book in just a few days and remember weeping onto the pages when Roger dies. That was the first historical romance I’d ever read and loved and Roger was the first bisexual character I think I’d ever encountered in fiction. I adored the book and still have that giant purple hardcover at my parents’ house.

5) How long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I didn’t do any research for the Men at Work books. My father has been a contractor/handyman type all his life so I knew a lot about the work the guys do. I usually research as I write. Too many writers use intensive research to put off the actual writing. Write and research simultaneously and then you can pinpoint exactly what you need to research and save yourself time and trouble.

6) How do you select the names of your characters?
Names are hard. You want to get them just right and I’ve been known to “Find and Replace” on a draft when a name just isn’t working. I’ll try several out until I find one that works.

7) If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
I’d probably die. But before I was a writer, I worked in a bunch of bookstores. I could easily go back to working in a bookstore tomorrow.

8) Do you believe in writer’s block?
I’ll quote Steve Martin here—“ Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.”

9) What is your favorite thing about fall?
How happy it makes my husband. That and long-sleeved shirts. I’m a big fan of long-sleeved shirts.

10) Are you excited for Halloween? If so, do you have a favorite scary story?
I’m excited for Halloween decorating. In fact, I already did it. Favorite scary story? Probably “The Haunted House” from the original SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK. I was in a school play version of that story. I had one line and that line was just a scream. I do a very good scream.

Title:  Her Halloween Treat
Series:  Men at Work
Author:  Tiffany Reisz
Publication Date:   October 1st 2016 by Harlequin Blaze (first published September 20th 2016)
Length:  224pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

Trick…or wicked treat!

It was a devastating dirty trick—Joey Silvia just found out her boyfriend of two years is married. What. A. Dick. Joey knows her best chance to get over one guy is to get under another. Of course, heading home to her family's remote cabin in Oregon poses some challenges in the "available men" department…until she discovers this cabin comes with its own hot handyman!

Holy crap, Chris Steffensen. When did her brother's best friend turn into a hard-bodied pile of blond-bearded hotness? He's the perfect Halloween treat—and a surprisingly dirty rebound guy. For a couple of weeks, anyway. Except that Chris has other ideas…like proving to Joey that this blast from the past is a whole lot more than a naughty Halloween hookup.

My Review:

This novel is explicitly vivid.  Reisz's descriptions pop and truly do the story justice.  The spice and chemistry between the characters is unmistakable.  I thought that my ereader was going to go up in flames as these two combusted.  I loved how the characters had both friendship and chemistry.  These weren't two strangers coming together, but rather two individuals with a very close and personal past. 

I really enjoyed how much we got to know about the characters and their pasts, both their childhoods together and their adult lives apart.  

This story was hot and fun at the same time!  Reisz has definitely created a tale that will keep you warm on those cool winter nights!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Guest Post with author CJ Burright - Giveaway

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (and to celebrate, get your FREE copy of my novella The Druid, the Witch, and the Love Curse at the end of this post). It might be the change in season, the falling leaves and crisp winds whispering of things to come. It could be the perfectly valid opportunity to dress up and scare kids and eat all that leftover candy. Or maybe it’s just the pumpkins, skeletons, and ghosties and goblins on every corner.

Personally, I think it has more to do with my Celtic roots, Samhain, and the thinning veil between the living and spirit worlds. There are just too many spooky stories surrounding Samhain to completely discount the possibility of visiting phantoms, and I have a few family tales, too weird to be explained away. Want to hear one? I thought you might. :)

It was a dark and stormy night. Kidding. It was night, and it was dark, but I don’t remember any storm happening. A quick C.J. history lesson—I grew up in the boonies. Miles from town, boxed in on two sides by endless acres of government-owned forestland, the closest neighbor a run-across-the-field away. On a good day, we got two television channels, and HBO wasn’t one of them. We lived in a double-wide mobile home with an attached garage, and the long driveway led straight into the garage. Any headlights shone right into the living room windows, so when visitors showed up, you knew it.

This particular night was the parental units’ romantic Saturday evening (aka bowling league) and my older sister was at a friend’s house, so it was just me and my younger sister, Cathy. We were hanging in the living room, watching whatever questionable television show our antennae would pick up, Hee-Haw, I think…did I mention this was long, long ago? Headlights reflected in the windows, and as it was about time for mom and dad’s return, we didn’t think much of it. The motor’s rumble echoed from the garage and cut out. The back door leading from garage to house clicked open and shut softly.

But no one came into the living room.

It took a couple minutes for my curiosity to kick in. What was taking mom and dad so long to come into the living room and why was it so quiet? Dad loved to prank us, and even though mom never played along, I suspected foul play. I strolled from the living room to the kitchen, fully prepared to foil his plans.

No one was there.

I peeked through the kitchen window into the garage.

No car.

Prickles ran down my arms as I tried to connect the empty garage with what my senses told me only minutes ago. A car had come up the driveway. Someone had come in.


Not willing to turn my back on the kitchen or the garage, I backed into the dining room. The large windows looking out into the night didn’t help the cold racing through my veins. The dining room and living room were connected, and Cathy was lounging in a recliner, still watching television. I said, “Mom and dad aren’t here. You saw the headlights, right? Didn’t you hear the car, the door open and shut?”

Thankfully, her disbelieving expression told me if I was going crazy, then so was she. Clinging to each other, we crept back into the kitchen. Nothing had changed, no car, no parents. We agreed we had to check the house because someone had come in. Someone was in our house with us, and there were three bedrooms and two bathrooms they could be hiding in. No way would we sit around, waiting.

Like so many horror movie victims before us, we armed ourselves with kitchen knives and inched down the hallway. My sister’s room was dark, the door open. Shaking, our knives gripped tight, we flipped on the light.

The room was empty. The closet held the usual clothes and shoes, no axe-wielding ghost clowns. But we had more rooms to go.

The bathroom was easy, nowhere to hide other than the shower. We slid further down the hall, to the room we shared. I made Cathy turn on the light, my knife raised right behind her, ready to slash, stab and gouge.

Nothing hid behind my bookcase or beneath our bunkbed. My heart roared, a stampede in my ears. We looked at each other. Only our parents’ room remained. This was it. The showdown. I could hardly breathe and my fingers ached from holding the knife so tight. Together, we opened the door and hit the light switch.

The bed was made, no red eyes peering from beneath. The bathroom was empty. We both turned to the closed closet door. Final spot. Cathy flung open the door as I yelled and flicked the switch.

Nothing. Nothing in the hanging clothes. Nothing crouched behind shoes boxes. Nothing clinging to the ceiling.

What the hell?

As relieved as I was to not confront some horror that my brain could never erase, it made no sense. We’d both seen the headlights. We’d both heard the car. We’d both acknowledged the door opening and shutting.

My parents came home some time later and didn’t seem to notice the way we huddled together on the couch, every light in the house on. Neither one of us mentioned anything. What could we possibly say?

Now, I can’t blame that weird incident on the thinning of the veil on Samhain, but it was during the autumn season, when life is dying and settling in for winter. Whatever the cause, I have never forgotten it.

Do you have any unexplainable occurrences to share? Any family haunts or tales?

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With only three days to live, an ancient druid must choose between true love or ultimate freedom.

Druid Kellen Ravenwood yearns for freedom. Cursed to an enchanted dungeon with only three days out every half century, he determines to finally break the hex during his respite, no matter the cost.

But when fresh-out-of-divorce court Maggie O’Malley shows up on Samhain with the key to his prison–and his heart–Kellen must decide what to sacrifice…love or liberty.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wrong for Me by Jackie Ashenden

Title:  Wrong For Me
Series:  Motor City Royals
Author:  Jackie Ashenden
Publication Date:   November 29th 2016 by Kensington
Length:  300pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he’s wanted for years—his former best friend Rachel. She’s the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that’s what he’ll do. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned inside it’s that if you want to win, you have to play dirty.

Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she’s determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi’s got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he’s been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other . . .

My Review:

This novel is intense on so many levels.  Ashenden definitely kept my heart pumping throughout.  From the tension between the characters to the events that they lived, each aspect left me reeling.  And the heated chemistry that makes the pages sizzle?  It was un-ignorable and absolutely brilliantly written.  Ashenden's vivid and vibrant descriptions not only bring this world to life but also transports readers into the middle of an exciting and emotionally turbulent tale.  This novel broke my heart and had me in tears, but it's also one of the most rewarding tales I've read this year.

This is definitely a novel that will tear you down and then put you back together while also taking you through one hot relationship built on an interesting foundation.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone, whether or not you've read the 1st novel of the series.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Teetotaled & Interview with author Maia Chance

1) Do you have a favorite cocktail? 
Oh yes! It’s a Prohibition-era one, too: The Last Word. It’s a tangy mix of gin, Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice.

2) What kind of research did you do for this book?
I did quite a lot for Teetotaled, particularly researching health farms. It turns out that the 20’s were rife with weird health crazes. I also researched Yankee Stadium, ballroom dancing venues, Swiss finishing schools, wedding dress shops, and Coney Island. For researching the fine details of the historical environment—for instance cars, clothes, and houses—I use images. I love Pinterest for this.

3) How did you come up with the idea of the “health farm”? 
By imagining the absolute LAST place Lola and Berta would enjoy being :)

4) Lola Woodby finds comfort in chocolate cake. What’s your favorite treat? 
Chocolate. I am right there with Lola on that one. Chocolate cake is great, but I prefer the unadulterated stuff.

5) If you could pick any decade to live in which one would you choose? 
 That’s an interesting question. We tend to think of past decades as more innocent than our own, but I think human beings are always struggling with versions of the same problems. Researching Teetotaled, for example, I was reading about 1920s American politicians, and boy did they sound just like our contemporary politicians. But to answer your question, despite everything I’d say, if I could be a man, I’d pick the 1960s, but as a woman I’d choose the 21st century.

6) Do you have any special writing rituals? 
 I often write standing up, and I take frequent breaks to get up and do weird little exercises (maybe I belong in a health farm). Unless I’m working at the coffee shop, of course. Don’t want to look like “that crazy lady,” you know.

7) What was the most difficult scene to write in Teetotaled
I’m not sure about a particular scene—Teetotaled was a hoot to write—but I do struggle a little with making sure that the sidekick Berta doesn’t steal the show.

8) What do you find most endearing about Lola Woodby? 
Lola gets set back and insulted quite a bit, and she just rolls with the punches. Least endearing? Sometimes she doesn’t say what’s on her mind when it comes to her personal relationships, which leads to misunderstanding.

9) What book is on your nightstand right now? 
The Big Fat Lie by Nina Teicholz. It’s the surprisingly intrigue-filled story of the demonization of dietary fat in the 20th century. Food history is one of my keen interests.

10) What’s in store next for the Discreet Retrieval Agency Mysteries? 
I’m just finishing up book #3 in the series, Gin and Panic. It’s shaping up to be a doozy :)

About the author:
MAIA CHANCE writes historical mystery novels that are rife with absurd predicaments and romantic adventure. She is the author of the Fairy Tale Fatal series, The Discreet Retrieval Agency series and the Prohibition-era caper, Come Hell or Highball. Her first mystery, Snow White Red-Handed, was a national bestseller. Maia lives in Seattle, where she shakes a killer martini, grows a mean radish, and bakes mocha bundts to die for. She is a Ph.D. candidate for English at the University of Washington.

Title:  Teetotaled
Series:  Discrete Retrieval Agency #2
Author:  Maia Chance
Publication Date: October 4th 2016 by Minotaur Books
Length:  320pgs
Genre:  historical  mystery
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

In Maia Chance’s follow-up to her acclaimed Prohibition-era caper Come Hell or Highball, Lola Woodby is hired to find a diary, but soon the diary owner’s future mother-in-law is murdered.

After her philandering husband died and left her penniless in Prohibition-era New York, Lola Woodby escaped with her Swedish cook to the only place she could—her deceased husband’s secret love nest in the middle of Manhattan. Her only comforts were chocolate cake, dime store detective novels, and the occasional highball (okay, maybe not so occasional). But rent came due and Lola and Berta were forced to accept the first job that came their way, ultimately leading them to set up shop as a Discreet Retrieval Agency, operating out of Alfie’s cramped love nest.

Now they’re in danger of losing the business they’ve barely gotten off the ground—they haven’t had a job in months and money is running out. So when a society matron offers them a job, they take it—even if it means sneaking into a detox facility and consuming only water and health food until they can steal a diary from Grace Whiddle, a resident at the “health farm.” But barely a day in, Grace and her diary escape from the facility—and Grace’s future mother-in-law is found murdered on the premises. Lola and Berta are promptly fired. But before they can climb into Lola’s red and white Duesenberg Model A and whiz off the property, they find themselves with a new client and a new charge: to solve the murder of Grace’s future mother-in-law.

My Review:

Chance's fun & upbeat writing really brings this one to life.  The tale is fun, funny, and such a cozy mystery.  I absolutely loved the way that each aspect was developed and how everything comes together in a seamless way.

The characters in this novel are an absolute blast.  The multifaceted development and the way that they are so over the top at times was fantastic.  They're so all over the place yet get the job done!

This is a must read novel for those who enjoy fun mysteries.  And the best part?  As much as it follows from the 1st novel in the series, it can also be read as a standalone.  

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Prohibited Activities by James Litherland

Title:  Prohibited Activities
Series:  Watchbearers #4
Author:  James Litherland
Publication Date:  October 18th 2016 by Outpost Stories
Length:  181pgs
Genre:  Science Fiction
Shelf:  Review
My Rating: ★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

—A Matt and Page Adventure

COURTING their way through the nineteen twenties, time-travelers Matt and Page just want to enjoy the Jazz Age, but between corrupt cops and agitating anarchists, their concern quickly turns to making it to the thirties.

My Review:

Litherland returns to his world of the Watchbearers with the same writing style that I've come to know and love him for.  He drew me deep into the story and kept me hooked with an engaging plot.  I love how vividly Litherland brings the scene and time period to life for this novel.  I felt as if I'd traveled back alongside the characters.  The plot kept me engaged throughout, providing a wild ride that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I enjoy the way that Litherland develops his characters.  They are vivid and well developed, but at the same time, Litherland allows you to form your own thoughts and opinions of them.  Throughout the novel he drops hints and tidbits about them as they work their way through the events of the story.

This author definitely has a vivid imagination which he brings to life through his intricate and exciting tale.  At the same time, it's easy to see the possibilities in the story he tells.  The combinations is a fantastic mix!

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