Monday, November 28, 2016

"Crescent City" (An Alec Winters Series Book One) by Chariss K. Walker

"When he reflected on his outward impression, Alec wasn't sure how he appeared to the predators he killed. They always cowered, looking on him with horror and terrorized by what they saw, but still, he didn't know how he looked in that form. He still felt like a man when he destroyed them. An angry man, but a man all the same. Those he protected saw......"

In the city of New Orleans there is a man, Alec. He appears fairly average. To the victims of horrible crimes he is an angel. To the evil perpetrators he is a beast, sent by God to deliver them to hell.

Vivien Simon is a local reporter. When she gets wind of an angel that victims claimed to have seen, she becomes involved for the hunt to Alec's identity. Vivien is able to help the victims and the police in a new way. This story was so unique and mesmerizing, I couldn't read fast enough.

Will Alec remain unidentifiable, except to his family? Will he continue to walk the streets of the "Crescent City" as a savior for the good, and punisher of the evil?

What a great read! I didn't know before reading this book, that New Orleans was also nicknamed the "Crescent City." I look forward to more in this series. What kind of life will Alec have with those he loves, and the secrets he must keep?

Thank you Chariss Walker

Saturday, November 19, 2016

"Forbidden Birth" A Chris Ravello Medical Thriller by William Rubin

"I stared back at my partner, speechless for the first time in years and feeling very old, very tired. On top of everything else going on, Commissioner Kelly had pulled me aside earlier, putting the screws on me to wrap things up quickly-as if it were that simple! And Dad had called me too. He was at a doctor's office getting tests run for an irregular heartbeat he had just developed. How many different directions could a guy get pulled before he snaps?"........

Dr. Chris Ravello is the only physician-detective in the history of the N.Y.P.D. Newly appointed to the ''Division of Medical Crimes," he's facing his first serial killer. Nicknamed "The Giver," this monster is taking young women and their unborn children, to experiment on.

Moving from doctor to police officer was easy for Chris after the murder of his mother. His family supportive, wife Michelle, and two young children. There are challenges brought about to the family because of the career change. I like the way the author made Chris into a real person immediately. He didn't have to grow on you as you read, as sometimes the case in books. 

Opening page was frightening. Just a hint of what was to come. Lucky for Chris, his partner is also his childhood friend, Kevin. The medical terminology was on point and graphic. The storyline feels real and will draw you in immediately. 

"The Giver" is enjoying the killing, but he has a specific agenda. He's also enjoying watching the police try to figure it out. Meanwhile the bodies keep showing up. His plans inadvertently may include Chris Ravello. Some heart stopping moments related to Chris and his loved ones. "The Givers" motives are really creepy and quite disturbing.

Will he be caught? How many will he kill? A unique and thrilling story line. Story had me hooked on the first page. Just when you think you know what's going on there is a great twist. I love a good thriller and this was definitely one of those!

Thank you William Rubin.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

"Slain Passion" The Blast Book One by Chris Lange

"Then came the aftereffect of the Blast. A disease that had no name, symptoms, or cure. People didn't get sick, they changed. The infection spread, swift, invisible, and the whole process lasted about three days. From survivors, they mutated into cavemen."...

The world is in a new environment, and in the aftermath of what's known as the "Blast." Kat and Holly are just a few of the survivors, hiding in a safe place. Hiding from those now known as the "Blasted." It's a scary dark world beyond their doors. 

Someone has come knocking, looking for Kat and Holly. He knows one of them possesses something that may help save those that are left. Do they believe the story Conroy is spinning? Can they find it in themselves to take this leap of trust? Will Kat risk her own life and or Holly's to save what life is left outside their protected home?

Graphic language, sex, adult situations. New relationships will emerge from the darkness into the new light, some will end. Explosive ending to send you right to the next book in the series. Gripping story line, with or without the adult content. Great read! 

Thank you Chris Lange

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Meeting Danger" Book One In The Danger Series by Caila Jaynes and Allyson Simonian

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"Even the night he'd been kidnapped and beaten, he'd remained calm. And unlike Butch, who'd wanted her fully dependent on him, Camden was just the opposite. He wanted to teach her things, to help her grow and become self sufficient. He even seemed to get pleasure out of it. What she felt for him went beyond gratitude. She was enthralled with him. Inside and out. Camden Taylor was a beautiful man. And she totally didn't deserve him. "........

This is the first book of the new "The Danger Series." These are romantic suspense books based on law enforcement members of the Phoenix Task Force.

Camden reluctantly has been working undercover with a ruthless biker gang known as the "Wicked Disciples." Recovering from a horrifying case, he goes into this new case with trepidation. His cover is blown when he chooses to intervene in something that would have cost a man his life. Now he's being held by the gang.

Autumn has been running with the bikers for a long five years now. Girlfriend of the powerful and controlling gang leader, Butch. Abused and afraid that Butch will kill her if she tries to leave. Still she thinks about it. Autumn knows about Camden and needs to make a choice. Will she help him and save his life, and possibly her own? Can they escape Butch and his "Disciples?"

Once the choices are made it will affect many. Autumn has secrets that will be exposed. It's the aftermath of Camden's experience that the real story with Autumn begins.

Well written with a steady, exciting pace. I couldn't wait for what was next. Characters that were intriguing and powerful. What a great start to this series!

Thank you Caila Jaynes and Allyson Simonian