Book Review: Murder on the Menu (Nikki Hunter #1)

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Book Title:Murder on the Menu (Nikki Hunter #1) sleuth

Book Author: Nancy Skopin

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

 

This is a story about a dog named D’Artagnon who is truly a girl’s best friend and a fierce protector. Okay, it’s not really about the awesome dog, but I really loved seeing a dog save the day. This novel is about a PI, Nikki, who got hired to investigate a girl’s death. Also, it was her first murder case so it was no surprise when she was feeling ‘human.’

It was a real treat to read this. This is book 1 out of 6, very well written, enough details, and one can tell that the author really knows what she wrote about. A fast and entertaining read, easy to connect with the characters and there were a ton of possibilities on who was the murderer. I admit that I was wrong on my assumption on who it was and it mainly was due to Elizabeth, Nikki’s best friend.

I recommend this to eighteen and over.

Book Review: Even Witches Get the Blues (Wicked in Moonhaven #1)

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Book Title: Even Witches Get the Blues (Wicked in Moonhaven #1) blues

Book Author: J. D. Winters

Source: $0.00 for Kindle version on Amazon

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

This is a fun story about a girl, Haley, who wakes up with no memories, so it’s a big surprise when she learns that she has a deed to a restaurant in town 40 miles away, everyone knows her in that town, and that she’s a witch!

It’s a down to earth kind of novel that is interesting an yet straight to the point. I really liked J. D.’s writing and would maybe read the next books, depending. It was difficult to understand at times, especially about how demons worked. Though with the ending, I understand the reasons behind Haley’s mind connection with the hot vampire in town. At least, I have an idea.

Recommended to 16 of age and older, who like cozy mysteries and witches.

Book Review: Sacrificed to the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #1)

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Book Title: Sacrificed to the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #1) dragon

Book Author: Jessie Donovan

Source: $0.00 for Kindle version on Amazon

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

I am happy to report that the sexual content did take over the story line. This novel is for eighteen and over.

The story is gripping from the very beginning. Melanie Hall is ready to do anything to save her fifteen year old brother, including sacrificing herself to a man who is half man half dragon. The sacrifice part is that she’s a willing individual to have sex and bear his child. She doesn’t count on the wild ride that comes with meeting her dragon man, Tristan, and slowly accepts to liking her fate.

The author did a terrific jobs showing both point of views (Melanie’s and Tristan’s) and did a terrific job of showing Tristan arguing with his dragon half. It made me think on how else dragons are represented in fiction. They are not only represented as lovers of treasure, but also protective beings of family. However, there was one part of the novel that felt like the pace changed which is the reason for the 4 paws. The pace jumped and then returned to normal. However, others may not notice it. I also think the dragon part of Tristan maybe felt a little too much at times and it made me wonder on how century old beings can be so needy or moody. I guess that it would make sense when the beings are part dragons. Hmm.

I highly recommend this novel to romance and dragon lovers. ^_^

 

Book Review: Picture This (Books 1-5)

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Book Title: Picture This: The Cemetery Hag creepy

Book Author: Annette

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

Okay so before thinking about the fall book bingo, I never thought about checking out books by their covers, well the creepy covers I mean. I wanted to find something to read that is read to children about Halloween time and figured that this short book falls under the creepy cover category.

Life lesson for kids from this creepy book: “Respect the dead and don’t play in the cemeteries.”


Book Title: Picture This: Starvin Marvin creepy2

Book Author: Annette

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

Life lesson for kids from this creepy book: Sometimes rats are enough to be scared of in abandoned places.


Book Title: Picture This: Scarecrow Joe creepy3

Book Author: Annette

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

Life lesson for kids from this creepy book: Don’t go looking for trouble, it will start looking for you.


Book Title: Picture This:Skeletons in the Closet creepy4

Book Author: Annette

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

Life lesson for kids from this creepy book: Everyone have secrets and some secrets do get out.


Book Title: Picture This: A Witch’s Hat creepy5

Book Author: Annette

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

Life lesson for kids from this creepy book: I’m not sure what the lesson is, but I’m thinking that cats are awesome!


 

Book Review: Whiskey, Vamps, and Thieves (Southern Vampire Detective Book 1)

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Book Title: Whiskey, Vamps, and Thieves (Southern Vampire Detective Book 1) vamp

Book Author: Selena Charles

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Rating: 3 Dragon Paws paw

This is a novel about a young vampire who is not a vampire, who is a free being and is allowed to live on the shifter’s territory.

I would recommend this novel to those who like main characters to be vampires and like love triangles. This novel has been recommended to me, and I am sad to report that I did not like it as much as I was supposed to, considering that she told me that the book has great reviews. The pacing of the novel may not be for everyone.

I have to give credit to Selena though. She created a very likable character in Mercer and she was able to hurt him, the most out of all the characters. That’s something that I would not be able to do to a favorite character of mine, though I did put a character through torture for my crime fiction novel…

Book Review: Writer’s Dementia

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Book Title: Writer’s Dementia writers

Book Author: Stephen Measure

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

 

This is a short story that I found on Amazon. I looked for it on Goodreads, but I didn’t find it there.

This story is about a character named Natasha who wishes to be put put into a story by the author who thought her up. She, along with other characters realize that their author had dementia and that she’s been affected. She needs to find a story and become part of it before she disappears forever!

Natasha is a good character and trustworthy one. When she finally found a door to a first story, she didn’t go in. She didn’t want to steal the spot that belonged to one of her friends in the waiting area for thought up characters without their homes. That was a really nice touch.

It was really interesting meeting Alter-Simon. The author did a good job showing feelings of a character that was put on hold. It was also interesting how Shame, Worry, and Obsession were brought into the story line, what imagination.

Characters have souls, too. There are different type of characters and each type has their own room in the mind.

I agree with the author. Do characters have an afterlife?

I recommend this short story to writers everywhere. We all get these type of thoughts in our heads so it’s nice to see them in writing.

Book Review: Looney Tunes #78

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Book Title: Looney Tunes #78  bunny

Book Author: David Weiss, Frank Strom, Mike DeCarlo and 4 more

Source: Free for Kindle on Amazon

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

 

Oh this made me giddy. I wanted to read a comic/graphic novel mainly due to the fall bingo so finding Looney Tunes for free for Kindle made my day! One of my favorite past times was watching Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Tom and Jerry and more, but I never read the comics or graphic novels with those characters. There’s a first time for everything.

Wabbits!

I totally missed that!

Also, it’s not read as a manga!

After the Bugs Bunny scene, we have Duffy Duck… in other words it’s Duck Season, not Rabbit season 😉 (I couldn’t resist) 

And then it’s back to Rabbit Season…

Oh! And there’s Tweety! Poor Sylvester!