Monday, August 8, 2016

Dakota Cassidy, The Old Witcheroo (Witchless In Seattle Mysteries Book 4)

Title:  The Old Witcheroo (Witchless In Seattle Mysteries Book 4)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Mystery
Sub-Genre: Cozy Mystery
Keywords:  Witch, Spy, Cotton Bat, Medium, Afterlife, Ghosts, Murder
Page Count:  249              
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC
Price:  $4.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

Blurb/Summary:

Ebenezer Falls, Washington…a sleepy burg or murder central?

The game is afoot...again, as amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright plunges head first into another murder investigation. With twists, turns, and suspects aplenty, this one will keep you guessing from start to finish.

USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy serves up mayhem and murder in The Old Witcheroo, Book 4 of her bestselling series, Witchless in Seattle Mysteries.


Just when you think you know your one-time International Man of Mystery turned ghostly confidant…

When last we met, dear friends, a man had come calling, claiming to be Crispin Alistair Winterbottom, my dead British ex-spy. A notion I'd find ludicrous, if the handsome imposter didn't, in fact, look exactly like my dead British ex-spy. But there's no time for that mystery when a quiet walk on our private stretch of beach turns up something far more pressing—another tragedy in my beloved small Washington town.

That's right. I, Stevie Cartwright, ex-witch turned amateur sleuth, have stumbled upon another murder. But this time it's closer to home, more personal, a victim who'd touched the hearts of so many in Ebenezer Falls, young and old. In fact, there's only thing more surprising than the victim…

The good man who's become the number one suspect.

Along with my Spy Guy Win, my bat familiar Belfry, our rescue dog Whiskey, and even an unexpected new friend or two, I'm jumping back into my Sherlock shoes to catch the cleverest killer yet!

This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics. Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy's bestselling paranormal romance series, A Paris, Texas Romance. 

Review:

Every time I visit Ebenezer Falls, Washington I fall a little more in love with these characters.  Stevie Cartwright and her sleuthing antics will have you flipping the pages as fast as you can.  If this is your first trip to Ebenezer Falls don’t worry, Dakota Cassidy gives a tidy little summary at the beginning to help bring you up to speed.  However, it is a much more enjoyable journey if you know all the back story.

The Old Witcheroo takes up where book three left off.  The imposter spy is still pestering Stevie and driving her small posse nuts. Fakebottom as we come to know him is actually a sub-plot line. 

We are treated to a full blown murder mystery with a very memorable character from the previous books and a newer one.  This murder and the characters involved is well thought out and very emotional.  Ebenezer Falls’ residents are emotionally invested in this murder which makes the characters seem all that more real.

Book four is not lacking in action or sarcasm.  Readers are also treated to a little romance along the way.  Win, Belfry, and Whiskey as usual play important roles in Stevie’s life and a playful new man is introduced to the crew.  This new addition brings up old questions regarding Stevie’s nemesis and what he’s really up to.

This is a full length book with a beautiful cover, but as with all the Witchless In Seattle Mysteries we are left with a small cliff-hanger to bring us back and keep the sub-plot going.  Dakota Cassidy doesn’t keep readers waiting for long so check out this series and you may be up to date by the next release!

All of the books we receive at Siren Book Reviews are complimentary in exchange for an honest review. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Evangeline Anderson, Protected: Alien Mate Index Book 2

Title:  Protected: Alien Mate Index Book 2
Author:  Evangeline Anderson
Rating: Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Science Fiction Romance
Sub-Genre: Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Aliens, Alien Mate Index, Murderer, Alien Half-Breed
Page Count: 466             
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC
Price:  $3.99
ISBN Print Book: 978-1534942233
Price:  $16.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 


Blurb/Summary:


Grav N’gol is many things. Murderer…ex-con…Alien half-breed… 
And a Protector. 
More than just a bodyguard, a Protector chooses a female to ward for life and swears an oath to die for her if necessary. 

Enter Leah Roth. The luscious little Earth female is supposed to be just a quick surveillance gig for Grav. He’ll check on her and report back that she’s okay—it should be easy. 

Only she’s not okay. 

When Grav sees Leah’s abusive husband hurting her, he swings into action. Before he knows it, he has Leah aboard his ship. When he’s given a dangerous and difficult mission, Leah volunteers to come alone and help…and somehow Grav can’t say no. 

But as much as he feels drawn to the lovely little human, Grav knows it can never be between them. For in his past lurks a bloody and savage secret that would turn even the most forgiving heart against him. 

From his past and from his true nature Leah must be...Protected at all costs. 

Review:

Protected: Alien Mate Index Book 2 is an amazing alien sci-fi romance adventure.  Book two picks up right after book one in the series.  Protected has its own plot and a sub-plot that carries over from Abducted.  You can read this book as a stand-alone, but you will enjoy it more if you read the first book. 

Two of the main characters in Protected were secondary characters in book one.  Grav and Leah dominate this main plot.  Grav is sent to watch over Leah and make sure that nothing happens to her.  While watching her on Earth, he can’t help but step in and get Leah to safety.  Grav never stopped to think his actions through.  He just knew that Leah had to be protected no matter what.  Who better to keep her safe than him?

Leah hasn’t felt safe in a long time so she can’t fathom why a giant, blue alien makes her feel safe.  Leah enjoys Grav’s company and the security that he provides.  Soon she’s wanting more than just security from Grav.  Leah wants to feel all over and she wants Grav to help her. 

Grav and Leah dance around each other.  Neither wanting to push the other into an uncomfortable situation.  Evangeline Anderson does such a fantastic job of growing their relationship that the reader can’t help but fall in love with these characters.  It’s a wonderful journey about building up trust while falling in love. 

Of course there are many trials and tribulations that Grav and Leah must face together.  I won’t give away spoilers, but you will see some returning characters that feed the main plot.  Then there is the sub-plot with the villain.  I absolutely loved the way Evangeline Anderson portrayed the returning villain.  While reading in bed, I laughed so hard I woke my husband up.

Protected is a paranormal romance with humor, action, and great imagination.  I highly recommend this series.


All of the books we receive at Siren Book Reviews are complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Dakota Cassidy, How Nina Got Her Fang Back (Accidentally Paranormal Series Book 13)

Title:  How Nina Got Her Fang Back: Accidental Quickie (Accidentally Paranormal Series Book 13)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Witches, Werewolves, Genies, Manservant, Zombie, Werewolf/Demon, Bear Shape-Shifter
Page Count:  198             
ISBN E-Book:   Amazon Digital Services LLC
Price:  $3.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

 Blurb/Summary:

It’s been a while since Nina Statleon—ex-coffin lover, current chicken wing lover—lost her vampire mojo during a particularly brutal OOPS case. Her friends Wanda and Marty are worried. Nina clearly hasn’t dealt with the emotional fallout caused by losing one’s immortality. She’s got issues. Big issues. 

And it’s time to call in the Big Gun—Paranormal Psychologist January Malone. Her friends will get Nina to the therapist’s office, even if they have to lure her with last bag of Cheetos in Manhattan. 

Of course, the girls couldn’t possibly know that Doctor Malone has an agenda. A forced agenda involving blackmail, which may just save one life…while ending another. It goes against everything January, a white witch, has ever believed in, personally and professionally. 

But the alternative means putting her trust in a foul-mouthed ex-vampire, her werewolf and halfsie friends, a demon, a zombie, a bear and their assorted mates… 

Yikes! 

***Author Note: This is an Accidental Quickie and shorter in length than prior novels in the series.*** 

Review:

How Nina Got Her Fang Back is the thirteenth book in the Accidental Series.  It is a novella so expect a shorter book, but don’t worry it still packs a mighty punch.  Without giving away spoilers, How Nina Got Her Fang Back is a must read for all you die-hard Accidental Series followers.  Nina’s book will bridge the gap between the last full length and the next novel.  Things happen that you don’t want to miss out on knowing before the next book!

How Nina Got Her Fang Back will delight you with Nina’s very colorful use of the English language.  If you have delicate sensibilities when it comes to foul language then skip this book or suck it up for the fun story.

Even when the OOPS ladies set out to help one of their own, it’s never just about them.  They have a greater impact on their community in this edition.  Paranormal council politics play a role in the outcome of this HEA ending.  We never really had to deal with the Council in previous books.  This book takes a closer look at the politics and the players.  However, it’s not all about politics, we meet some new paranormals with problems and the OOPS girls swoop in to help.

I really enjoyed January Malone, her love interest, and the role that she played throughout this story.  The OOPS girls’ mates are on stage more in this book.  They’ve been on the back burner lately so it was good to see them again.

The plot is fast moving with engaging characters and plot twists that will have you glued to the pages until the end.  I highly recommend you read this story before the next Accidental book.

All of the books we receive at Siren Book Reviews are complimentary in exchange for an honest review. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dianna Love, Fatal Promise (A Slye Temp Book)

Title:  Fatal Promise (A Slye Temp Book)
Author:  Dianna Love 
Rating:  Five Siren Stones 
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Keywords:  Slye Temp Series, Spies, Covert Operations, Suspense, Murder
Page Count:  339        
ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Price: $3.99
Publisher:  Silver Hawk Press LLC
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

 Blurb/Summary:

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love wraps up the exciting Slye Temp romantic thriller series with FATAL PROMISE, Gage and Sabrina’s story that readers have been asking for since the beginning. 

When a rogue CIA assassin threatens her Slye Agency family, Sabrina goes after him before he can harm another person on her team. She’s armed, dangerous and in no mood to take prisoners, but the lead she follows exposes the tip of a deadly international threat and adds a new name to the rogue agent’s hit list… Gage, Sabrina’s former CIA handler--and lover. 

Gage has waged war on Sabrina’s emotional walls over the past year after she returned from being betrayed during a bloody mission that left her suspicious of everyone in the agency, starting with him. There’s a contract on her head, but keeping Sabrina safe until he can terminate the threat is easier said than done. As one of the deadliest operatives he’s ever met, Sabrina bends to no one’s will. No woman has ever gotten to him the way she has and he wants her back in his arms, but that isn’t going to happen unless they survive this mission. With only one hope of stopping a megalomaniac from starting a third world war, survival depends upon Gage convincing Sabrina to trust him in every way, including her heart. 

*This is the final book in the Slye Temp series, but there will be a new romantic suspense series - HAMR Brotherhood - which will include Slye Temp characters who still have more story to tell. 

Review:

Fatal Promise is a fantastic conclusion to the Slye Temp Series by Dianna Love.  If you have been following this series then you will have an understanding of the story line that has prevailed throughout all the books.  Fatal Promise nicely wraps up the Orion Legacy plot line leaving the reader very satisfied.

We get to see all our favorite characters from previous books make an appearance to help out Sabrina and Gage put down a threat to all of their safety.  There is non-stop action from the very beginning until the end which kept me glued to the pages.  The plot is fast moving and fraught with danger.  There are some heart-stopping and heart-pounding situations that Sabrina and Gage find themselves in. 

All that adrenaline leads to some steamy scenes between Gage and Sabrina.  They have to work off that excess energy somehow!  Between the gun fights, kidnapping, and burglary the reader is left hanging as to how these two could possible compose a relationship that could last.

Gage and Sabrina are two peas in a pod with their stubborn attitude and protective streaks a mile long.  When they partner to thwart their common enemy the two have to do some soul searching and face the emotions they have both kept locked up out of fear.  All the drama makes for a wonderful romantic suspense.

I highly recommend Fatal Promise and the Slye Temp Series, you will not be disappointed.

All of the books we receive at Siren Book Reviews are complimentary in exchange for an honest review.