Genre: Fiction

The Golden Bell by Autumn Dawn

Posted October 15, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 1 Comment
The Golden Bell by Autumn Dawn

Out of all the stories in Autumn Dawn’s Darkland series I most remember The Golden Bell.  It wasn’t really the romance but the mystery that captivated my attention with this story. We had been reading about Fallon since book one, The Charmer, so it felt really good to be able to have his story laid out for us the way Dawn penned it. He wasn’t like Keilor, or Mathin in dominance and strength, but he was definitely an alpha. Fallon was more of a modern style warrior than one in the traditional sense, which is what we got with both Keilor and Mathin. Plus, it seemed from the little that we learned that he had another aspect of his duties to the Darklands that was always so hush hush, so it was great to read about the investigations happening on Earth to protect the Haunt that lived in the Darklands and […]

Jagged by Kristen Ashley

Posted October 13, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Jagged by Kristen Ashley

I believe that Jagged by Kristen Ashley is the most underrated story in her Colorado Mountain series! Seriously, Jagged might not have had the mystery and suspense that seemed to be embedded in the make up of the previous stories in Ashley’s Colorado Mountain series, but the authentic angst and once in a lifetime love between Ham and Zara is classic Kristen Ashley. What Ashley did for Jagged‘s story was tie it into the first story in her ‘Burg series, which I thought was pretty cool because unbeknownst to me at the time I was hoping that Ham would get his own HEA when I finished For You because I thought that he got the worse end of the deal out of all of February’s suitors. But I’m glad that his story ended up with way it did, I don’t think that I could’ve survived reading about him starting fresh […]

Scent of Danger by Autumn Dawn

Posted October 11, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Scent of Danger by Autumn Dawn

Scent of Danger by Autumn Dawn wasn’t my favorite out of Dawn’s Darklands series, and it wasn’t entirely Mathin’s fault. With a combination of only having a brief introduction of Mathin’s character in The Charmer, and not really caring for Andrea’s attitude when it came to anything new and different in her life, I wasn’t really invested in Scent of Danger until about halfway through it. Being tricked into coming to Fallon’s residence where Mathin just happens to be residing because he’s on vacation, is where and when we first get to meet Andrea and her friend – who surprisingly we hear and learn nothing more about even though it appeared as if they were as close as sisters. Anyway, with another brief introduction of Andrea and her grandmother’s characters, we were thrust into the potential conflict that would shape the story of Scent of Danger. While I was intrigued I […]

Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones

Posted October 9, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 3 Comments
Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones

Beginning Third Grave Dead Ahead I almost reached my tolerance level towards the Charlie and Reyes back-and-forth, not-really-a-relationship dance. I was so close to saying heck with this series because these two were working my nerves something fierce! But the duo that is Charlie and Cookie are what saved Third Grave Dead Ahead and this series for me; almost like Stephanie and Lula did for me in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. I love, love, love Lorelei King’s narration of Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series. Between the story and her narration I so easily get sucked into each book and hate when it ends. At this point I no longer hear Stephanie Plum’s voice in my head because the writing of Charley’s character is finally able to speak for itself and show the distinctions. As I stated before Cookie and Charley really saved Third Grave Dead Ahead for me because […]

Breathe by Kristen Ashley

Posted October 7, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Breathe by Kristen Ashley

During the Colorado Mountain series re-read I was hesitant to dive into Breathe because I had somehow convinced myself that I didn’t like this installment as much as its predecessors. So color me confused when as I was reading Breathe that I found myself devouring its entirety as if I had never read it before; this is really starting to become a trend with Ashley’s stories. I don’t know what I was thinking but other than Kaleidoscope, which is the story I’m dreading re-reading, I have loved every story within the Colorado Mountain series. The hero in Breathe had seriously been through the ringer, if you don’t know what I’m talking about read Lady Luck and prepare to have your stomach turn and eyes bug out. I really felt sympathy for him because of the road that he would have to travel in order to get clean of the muck […]

Grim by M.K. Eidem

Posted October 5, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Grim by M.K. Eidem

The purchase of Grim by M.K. Eidem was somewhat of a journey. I guess I was in the mood for a science fiction romance and Grim seemed to fit the bill. It really didn’t matter what the reviews were saying because the synopsis was too interesting and unique that I couldn’t pass it up. Now that I’m finished I am so grateful that the story worked out magnificently. Grim was so different than I was expecting, and I have read quite a few alien world romance stories thank to the mind of Ruby Dixon. The world, characters, and conflict with Grim was so on point that I found myself devouring this story. With the way Grim began I was somewhat hesitant to invest my full attention towards it because it had the makings of a smut sci-fi read. To be honest, I’ve become burned out on those. Almost immediately, following […]

The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne

Posted October 3, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 3 Comments
The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne

So I didn’t really mince words about how I felt about The Duke, but when I read the synopsis for The Scot Beds His Wife I was so on board with its story. Other than Gavin’s unattractive attitude towards the Demon Highlander, aka Liam, and anyone who mentioned the Mackenzie name, he quickly entered my favorites along with Dorian, Christopher, and Liam. Don’t get me wrong, I understood what his issue was with his brothers, and the bad blood that comes from the Mackenzie name, I just wished that he was able to rise above it and not allow it to become a hinderance to him. Heck, Kerrigan Byrne went into detail in the prologue, but because she went into the same detail for Liam’s story your view of Liam won’t change but you will lament about the gap that was placed between Gavin and him. Samantha was the type […]

Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh

Posted September 26, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh

It seriously took me a minute to remember if Viper was Venom’s name, but I think my confusion came from the rarity of characters and book titles that start with the letter ‘V.’ Anyway, Archangel’s Viper was somewhat different than the other secondary character stories within the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. I wanted to chalk up how I felt about this difference as a bad thing because I am sometimes a stickler for things staying the same even though I love change, but when I tapped to the last page I couldn’t help but totally dig the overall story of Archangel’s Viper. Out of all Raphael’s Seven, Venom, Demetrius, Jason, Adohan have been the ones I’ve been most fascinated by. With Jason and Demetrius already having their stories told I am glad that Venom was next up. While his background story wasn’t as elaborate as Demetrius and Jason’s, […]

The Devil’s Cut by J.R. Ward

Posted September 23, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 1 Comment
The Devil’s Cut by J.R. Ward

As much as I was anticipating The Devil’s Cut I have to admit that I wasn’t as blown away by it as I was towards the first two installments in J.R. Ward’s Bourbon King series. In actuality my feeling towards this installment had nothing to do with Edward ending up with Sutton instead of Shelby, it was actually the length in which everything was carried out. From The Bourbon Kings to The Angels’ Share things have been building up to what I had hoped would’ve been an explosive conclusion to a wholly unique and attention grabbing series. What I wasn’t expecting was the long periods of each of the main characters lives. Other than the big reveal of who actually killed papa Baldwine and the mystery surrounding Edward I felt like we were given more of the same. Now this is where things get tricky…everything I just said are my […]

Soul Of A Man by Jamie Begley

Posted September 21, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 1 Comment
Soul Of A Man by Jamie Begley

I’ve had Soul of a Man by Jamie Begley on my kindle shelves for I don’t know how long. I know it’s not reflected on my blog but I am a HUGE Begley fan, other than the remaining two stories in this particular series I have every book she’s ever written. With me turning to the ending if Soul of Man though I’m really kicking myself in the butt for waiting so long, but who knows I might’ve not appreciated its story if I would’ve dived into it as soon as I bought it way back when. In my opinion Begley is famous for her MC and rock star series (VIP Room, The Last Riders MC, Biker Bitches, and Predators), so when I found out about her fantasy series I will admit that I was highly skeptical because usually authors, that I have encountered, have a hard time transitioning into […]