Posts Categorized: spunky spitfire heroine

Rainy Mornings, Suicidal Earthworms and Guilty Re-reads: Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie

Rainy Mornings, Suicidal Earthworms and Guilty Re-reads: Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie

There are few things that are more stressful for me in the mornings that walking my dog after it rains. The earthworms are everywhere and I try diligently not to step on them but they just seem to keep coming for my boots as if they want to be squished…. Read more »

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Review: Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street #1) by Amanda Quick

Review: Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street #1) by Amanda Quick

The thing that stood out the MOST to me throughout this book was the constant use of the word “psychical.” And it drove me mad by irritating the shit out of me. 🙁 Directly after that I was irritated by the word “senses.” I felt like I was partially dropped… Read more »

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Review: The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half-Moon Hollow #1) by Molly Harper

Review: The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half-Moon Hollow #1) by Molly Harper

This book hit me in many different ways: First, I love the fact that Iris is a snarky little thing. 🙂 I appreciated her attitude and her refusal to be cowed by “people” (vampires) more powerful than she. On the other hand, Iris also has a BIG MOUTH. Considering that… Read more »

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12 Shades of Surrender Anthology Review: Seven Day Loan (The Original Sinners 0.5) by Tiffany Reisz  *spoilers*

12 Shades of Surrender Anthology Review: Seven Day Loan (The Original Sinners 0.5) by Tiffany Reisz *spoilers*

Note: I should call this “The Exorcism of Ellie” rather than a book review. Eleanor’s story really made me sad and the character has lingered in my mind. This is my attempt to excise her presence. Read at your own risk. Gah! I don’t know what to say about this… Read more »

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Review: The Unleashing (Call of Crows #1) by Shelly Laurenston

Review: The Unleashing (Call of Crows #1) by Shelly Laurenston

Quite some time ago I read a book by Shelly Laurenston titled Hunting Season (The Gathering, #1). I loved Hunting Season and the entire world that Ms Laurentston created and I was disappointed to learn that she had no intention of finishing the series. When I saw advertisements for The… Read more »

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Review: Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick

Review: Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick

Sadly, this book was rather “meh” for me. I like Amanda Quick as an author and I’ve read several of her books – my favorite being Scandal. The parts of Otherwise Engaged that worked the most for me was Amity and her sister Penny’s relationship and the agency that both… Read more »

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Review: Master of Crows (Master of Crows #1) by Grace Draven

Review: Master of Crows (Master of Crows #1) by Grace Draven

I purchased Master of Crows as part of a (no longer available) box set named Darkly Dreaming. All of the authors in the Darkly Dreaming box set were NTM but I bought the set based on the strength of the recommendations for Master of Crows alone. I am SO GLAD… Read more »

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Review: To Have and To Scold (The Sons of Johnny Hastings) by Mary Wehr

Review: To Have and To Scold (The Sons of Johnny Hastings) by Mary Wehr

Meh. I picked this one up because the blurb sounded pretty delicious but I didn’t get exactly what I was…looking for? Expecting? IDK but it didn’t quite do it for me. The heroine, Annie, is a brat – I’m not a fan of brats. She seems to have a tendency… Read more »

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Review: Lion and the Falcon (Furry United Coalition #4) by Eve Langlais

Review: Lion and the Falcon (Furry United Coalition #4) by Eve Langlais

Lion and the Falcon is the thirteenth (13) book I’ve read using the Scribd service and the fourth book in the Furry United Coalition (FUC) series by Eve Langlais. This book is currently on sale at Kobo for $3.99. I am a long standing Eve Langlais fan so I did… Read more »

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Review: Vengeful in Love (Billionaires in Love #1) by Nadia Lee

Review: Vengeful in Love (Billionaires in Love #1) by Nadia Lee

Gaaah! Vengeful in Love hit my major pet peeve in Romance: it has a deception based plotline. I HATE deception plotlines and Vengeful in Love has it in spades. *rolls eyes* The deception in this book starts at the very beginning when the hero decides to hide his association with… Read more »

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