Saturday, October 31, 2015

Vendetta by Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. With her heart pounding fiction she takes her readers on a fast paced ride filled with twists and turns that don't let up until the final pages. Her newest release, Vendetta, is the first book in her new series "The Nikki Boyd Files".

Nikki Boyd is a member of the Tennesse Missing Persons Task Force for a reason. Her sister was abducted tens years prior to the start of the story and continues to remain missing. By joining the task force she hoped to be able to continue her search for her sister while helping find other missing persons.

In Vendetta, we meet Tyler Grant, who was married to Nikki's best friend, Katie, until an accident took her life leaving Tyler and Nikki to mourn the loss of their beloved wife and friend. Tyler and Nikki draw close over the course of the story but will they become more than friends? Will Tyler's son Liam gain a new mother? Those are questions I hope to have answered in the next book that releases in the Summer of 2016.

Ms. Harris has filled Vendetta with red herrings leading the reader in one direction only to bring us back in another direction. Her characters are always well crafted and Nikki and Tyler are no different. They are characters that have strong personalities and they complement each other well. The lesser characters are just as well written even the 'bad guy'. Let me tell you, she makes you hate the 'bad guy'. The characters take control of the story early on and pulled this reader into their story making me want to know more.

If you are looking for a book filled with fast paced action and twist and turns I'm sure you will enjoy Vendetta. It is one of the best Romantic Suspense novels I have read this year.

On a 5-Star scale - 5 HUGE stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my copy of Vendetta. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

Monday, October 26, 2015

CFBA - Deadlock by DiAnn Mills

This week, the
is introducing
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 1, 2015)



DiAnn Mills is a bestselling
author who believes her readers
should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with
unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two
Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier,
Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope, & Love chapter; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms
listed at her website.


Two murders have rocked the city of Houston. Are they the work of a serial killer, or is a copycat trying to get away with murder?
That is the question facing Special Agent Bethany Sanchez, who is eager for her new assignment in violent crimes but anxious about meeting her new partner. Special Agent Thatcher Graves once arrested her brother, and he has a reputation for being a maverick. Plus, their investigative styles couldn’t be more opposite: he operates on instinct, while she goes by the book.

When hot leads soon fizzle out, their differences threaten to leave them deadlocked. But an attempt on their lives turns up the heat and brings them closer together, and a third victim might yield the clue that will help them zero in on a killer. This could be the case of their careers . . . if they can survive long enough to solve it.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Deadlock, go HERE.

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My Thoughts:

I. Loved.This. Book. It's as simple as that. When I met Special Agent Bethany Sanchez, my heart went out to her. When I met her partner, Special Agent Thatcher Graves, I lost my heart to him. Both these characters are a different as night is from day, yet they are very much alike. Ms. Mills used their weaknesses to make them stronger.

There is a serial killer on the loose in Houston and someone is targeting people that don't seem to have anything in common, or do they? Special Agents Bethany Sanchez and Thatcher Graves are on the case. Unfortunately someone is targeting them now. Will they succeed or succumb?

If you enjoy a good "on edge-of-your seat" suspense novel filled with twists and turns, then I am sure you will love DiAnn Mills newest "FBI: Houston" novel, Deadlock. The Christian theme isn't overpowering but it is there and plays a major part in the change these characters undergo.

On a 5-Star scale - 5 HUGE Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Tyndale Books for my copy of Deadlock. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review.

Smiles & Blessings,

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

I love a good Medical Thriller and when Dr. Richard Mabry's name is on the cover I know I will be in for a wonderful edge-of-my-seat read. Dr. Mabry's newest book, Miracle Drug, kept me turning pages long into the night and I wasn't disappointed.

What would you do if you had a mysterious event happen and found yourself doused with an unknown substance? Then days later you start showing systems of diphtheria only to find out later there is an underlying disease and possibly no cure. That is the basis of Miracle Drug.

While in South America, two people are infected with a deadly disease, the former president of the United States, David Madison, and nurse Rachel Moore. Upon arriving home, Dr. Josh Pearson, finds himself the newly appointed physician to the former president. When he learns there is an experimental drug that may save the life of the former president and Ms. Moore he finds himself in a quandary as there may only be enough of the 'miracle drug' to save one life. Should he give all the drug to the former president or give it to Ms. Moore who happens to be his girlfriend?

Dr. Mabry has created one of his best books yet. The twists and turns he spread throughout the book caused me to keep guessing until the very end. It is definitely a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

I would highly recommend Miracle Drug to anyone who enjoys a good medical thriller or any suspenseful novel. 

On a 5-Star scale - 5 Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank LitFuse Publicity and Abingdon Press for my copy of Miracle Drug. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

Saturday, October 3, 2015

All is Bright by Colleen Coble

Okay, Christmas is still a little more than two months away, but reading about Christmas for me could be an everyday occurrence. I love Christmas, I love Christmas movies and I love to read Christmas books. 

My newest venture into reading a Christmas story was reading All is Bright by Colleen Coble. This is a wonderful novella that tells the story of Delilah Carter, who manages the Tidewater Inn and Tom Bourne, the Sheriff of Hope Beach. 

All is Bright begins when Delilah is ran off the road into the freezing waters of the Atlantic. Thankfully some locals saw her car plunge into the water and come to her rescue. So starts the twists and turns of this wonderful novella.

I love being able to pick up a book and read it in one sitting. I did just that with All is Bright. The fact that I was sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time added to the suspense for me.

Since novellas are shorter than a novel, I sometimes close the book wishing I knew what happened next. Ms. Coble gives the reader a nice closer with the Epilogue which happens three years after the story begins. Thank you for this gift Ms. Coble.

I would highly recommend All is Bright to anyone who loves a quick read, a story set during Christmas or a fan of Colleen Coble. I promise you won't be disappointed.

On a 5-star scale - 4 Stars!!!!

I would like to thank BookLook Bloggers and Net Galley for my e-copy of All is Bright. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,