Monday, March 9, 2020

Dakota Cassidy, What A Nunderful World (Nun of Your Business Mysteries Book 5)

Title: What A Nunderful World (Nun of Your Business Mysteries Book 5)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy 
Rating:  Five Siren Stones 
Genre:  Mystery, Paranormal Mystery, Cozy Mystery
Keywords:  Demon, Ex-Nun, Owl, Possessed, Talking Dog
Page Count:  195              
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services
Price:  $4.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Printed Book:  $10.99
ISBN Print:  979-8618790055
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 


Hello! It's me again, Trixie Lavender and my best demon friend the stoic but adorable Coop.

Things have been going pretty great for us these days. Inkerbelle's Tattoos is doing well financially. Our clientele is growing by the day, and we're about to purchase the guest house we’ve been living in from our dear friend Knuckles.

Finally, we'll have the roots we've so desperately yearned for. Now, if only we could figure out how to get rid of the troublesome demon inside me...

We’ve also been focusing on Coop and her efforts to live her best life. As a newb to Earth, she’s on a quest to experience as much as she possibly can and that includes her latest passion, makeup.

While attending an event for Coop’s favorite beauty guru and online superstar Glitzy Mitzy, we watch in horror as she dies right before our very eyes.

Naturally, we suspect foul play, but with no clues, and the police not calling Mitzy's death a murder, we have little to go on. But does that stop me? Nah. So you know what that means—it’s time to break out our best spyware and solve this murder!


What A Nunderful World is book 5 in the Nun of Your Business Mysteries. I highly suggest reading them in order because each book leads into the next with an overall mystery running through them. However, in my opinion, if you are not able to read the first four books then this is a good book to jump into the series on, as it has back story from several of the other books and it is a complete mystery in and of itself. If you want complete character back stories, then you will need to read the other four books.  

The entire “family/gang” is present in this story and we see how they all work together to help solve this latest mystery. In the previous book, Trixie’s secret demon possession is revealed to one of the main characters and this tends to add another layer of humor and help for both Trixie and Coop.

The book was a fun mystery to read with a plot twist that kept me guessing. I found it interesting that there were no new characters added to the “family”. What A Nunderful World is a good addition to the series leading us to the next level of the overall mystery. I expect that we will be visiting Trixie’s past very soon to find out what her future will hold.

I received an ARC for an honest review.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dakota Cassidy, You Dropped a Blonde On Me

Title:  You Dropped a Blonde On Me
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Siren's Best Book Stone
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Millionaire, Trophy Wife, Senior Citizens
Page Count:  370        
ISBN E-Book: Services LLC     
Price:  $2.99
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


***Dear readers,

PLEASE NOTE, this book and the subsequent series were previously published in 2010 by Berkley Publishing. The series has new covers with some some minimal changes and revisions to the manuscript. Essentially, there have been no significant changes to the story. Please take care before mistakenly purchasing twice.***

From pampered to pauper...

Maxine Cambridge, former high school beauty queen turned trophy wife, has officially been traded in for a newer, younger model. From a mini-mansion to her mother's eight hundred square foot retirement village, Maxine and her teenage son Connor are left with nothing and life is looking pretty bleak for this one-time rich girl.

Maxine hasn't worked in twenty years at being anything more than her very rich, very-soon-to-be-ex-husband's eye candy and a stay-at-home-mom. She doesn't know the first thing about making a livable income, but she's going to find out as she scoops poop and hosts bingo night at her mother's village to earn some cash.

In the midst of fighting her mad insecurities, getting her footing while wearing her mother's hand me downs, and desperately looking for a way to support herself and her son, in walks Campbell Barker--former high school classmate--a one-time geek turned total smoke show.

Campbell gives her glimpses of who she used to be before she became someone's dress up doll. Before she was a neurotic, conclusion hopping mess. Before she lived in a world that revolved around someone else's opinion of her and he refuses to believe she's no longer the vivacious, smart girl he once had a major crush on.

But the harder she fights the notion that the old Max is gone, the more she finds herself again and now she's ready to take back what was once hers and fight for her new life!


Raw, heart-felt, and emotional are the three words that resonate with me after reading You Dropped a Blonde On Me.  The plot and characters are so well developed that you feel like you are living the story with them.  Strap in for an emotional roller coaster as you live Maxine’s divorce with her.

Maxine and her son Connor have wonderful support and help along the way.  Her journey is fraught with baggage landmines everywhere from living a life for someone else.  Maxine comes into her own on her own time frame with plenty of ups and downs along the way.  Dakota Cassidy’s humor is prevalent throughout and she provides a HEA.

You Dropped a Blonde On Me is a wonderful Contemporary Romance with plenty of topics that will hit close to home for many, but the humor will keep you reading throughout the night.

*NOTE: Previously published in 2010.

Received an ARC for an honest review. 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Lara Adrian, Edge of Darkness: A Hunter Legacy Novel (Midnight Breed Hunter Legacy Book 3)

Title:  Edge of Darkness: A Hunter Legacy Novel (Midnight Breed Hunter Legacy Book 3)
Author:  Lara Adrian
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Breed, Vampire, Breedmate, Assassin, Hunter Program
Page Count:  308               
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services
Price:  $4.99
ISBN Print:  978-1711735696
Price:  $9.99
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 


Hunters. The most lethal Breed vampires in existence--and Knox's cold heart thaws for no one . . . until a strong-willed beauty enlists his help in protecting an innocent child from a powerful, small-town family and a chilling evil that knows no bounds.

As a survivor of the horrific Hunter program, Breed vampire and former assassin Knox is a solitary man, closed off to the pain of love--and loss. A loner by choice, Knox deals in death and dark justice, expecting nothing in return. Until one snowy night he drifts into a remote town in northern Maine, where a determined beauty enlists his lethal assistance, tempting not only his hunger, but his wounded heart as well.
Lenora Calhoun has lived in tiny Parrish Falls all her life. Owner of the local diner that’s been in her family for generations, Leni’s as stalwart and stubborn as the tall pines that surround her. That unshakable resolve doesn’t sit well with everyone, least of all the most powerful family in the logging town. Leni’s been the target of their animosity for years, but with their escalating threats now putting an innocent child’s safety at risk, she takes a desperate chance on a dangerous stranger--a man who is something more than human. Knox’s deadly skills and turbulent gaze should be warning enough for Leni to guard her heart, yet she cannot deny the yearning he stirs in her blood. For the merciless Breed male is the only man she can trust in a town full of secrets, and where taking a stand could rip away everything she holds dear.
Book 3 in a brand-new Midnight Breed spin-off series of standalone vampire romance books that can be enjoyed in any order. Complete HEA and NO cliffhangers!

Also available in the series:
Born of Darkness (99¢ on sale now!)
Hour of Darkness (in Kindle Unlimited for the first time!)


Edge of Darkness is a wonderful addition to the series.  Both Knox and Lenora are likeable characters that pull you into their drama.  Each has a solid support system in their friends and chosen family that we see throughout the book.

The action kicks off early in Edge of Darkness and does not stop until the end.  Readers will be drawn into the plot and not want to put the book down.  Knox and Lenora light up the pages with their chemistry, uncover secrets, and kick butt.

 As promised by Lara Adrian, there are some appearances by the original Midnight Breed characters.  This story can be read as a standalone book, but you will get more enjoyment out of the series by reading them in order.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Dakota Cassidy, Witch It Real Good (Witchless in Seattle Mysteries Book 10)

Releasing November 6, 2019

Title:  Witch It Real Good (Witchless in Seattle Mysteries Book 10)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Keywords:  Witch, Spy, Ghost, Cotton Bat, Turkey, Dog, Reindeer
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC
Price:  $4.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug  


Stevie here, and I’m happy to report we’ve settled into our new lives and found a modicum of peace since our last death-defying incident.


My International Man of Mystery continues to lay low here in Ebenezer Falls until we can sort out his earthbound credentials, but we have a routine and as the holiday season begins, we’re ready to do a little celebrating. In the midst of us adjusting to life together, a surprise visitor shows up, knocking us both for a loop, but for two entirely different reasons.

To make matters worse, my good buddy, Officer Rigid…er, Dana Nelson, has some questions and we’re positive they have to do with Win’s involvement in what’s turned out to be a high-profile case in Seattle. That means we need to get the heck out of Dodge and we need to do it fast to buy ourselves some time to figure out our next move.

While we wrap our heads around our newest predicament in Maine in a beautiful little town that celebrates Christmas three hundred and sixty five days a year called Marshmallow Hollow, we run into bigger trouble than we left when someone tries to kill Win not once, but twice.

And that’s when Win’s past comes back to haunt him, putting us all in danger.

Out of the frying pan and into the fire we go!


Holy Cow!  Witch It Real Good was an adventure and delight to read that I couldn’t put down.  There are so many plot twists and answers in this book that I highly recommend reading the series in order.

Witch It Real Good takes readers on a journey to Marshmallow Hollow.  Stevie and Win are put to the test against unknown threats and Stevie comes through like a champ.  All her mini-spy training is paying off!

There are so many new secrets revealed in this book that all I can say is read it and read it fast!  According to Dakota Cassidy, readers will be taking more adventures in Marshmallow Hollow in 2020.

I highly recommend the Witchless in Seattle series.  It’s fun, the plots keep you guessing, and the characters are delightful.  Dakota Cassidy knows how to spin a tale and get readers to come back for more.

As usual, Renee George did a seriously amazing job on the cover art for Witch It Real Good.

I received an ARC for an honest review.