Review: AJ Thomas – Pins & Needles

Author: AJ Thomas
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

The truth is rarely seen on the surface, and getting to it might mean digging deep….

After a devastating accident and a long stay in the hospital, the last thing petroleum engineer Sean Wilkinson wants to deal with is the settlement the oil company tries to force on him. He’ll never be able to work in his field again, his education is all but useless, and his surgeons … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Rhys Ford – Dim Sum Asylum

Author: Rhys Ford
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Summary:

* Novel-length expansion of original short story found in Charmed & Dangerous anthology. *

Welcome to Dim Sum Asylum: a San Francisco where it’s a ho-hum kind of case when a cop has to chase down an enchanted two-foot-tall shrine god statue with an impressive Fu Manchu mustache that’s running around Chinatown, trolling sex magic and chaos in its wake.

Senior Inspector … Continue reading

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Review: Santino Hassell – Insight (Community #1)

Author: Santino Hassell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal

Summary:

Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities. Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City. The claim of suicide doesn’t ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder. Now his long-hated gift is his only tool to investigate.

Hitching from his tiny … Continue reading

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Review: Santino Hassell – Oversight (Community #2)

Author: Santino Hassell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal

Summary:

Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Insight, book one of The Community.

Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he’s branded the fall guy for the … Continue reading

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Audio Review: C.S. Poe – The Mystery of the Curiosities (Snow & Winter #2)

Author: C.S. Poe
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: DSP Publications
Genre: Contemporary Mystery

Narrator: Derrick McClain

Summary:
Life has been pretty great for Sebastian Snow. The Emporium is thriving and his relationship with NYPD homicide detective, Calvin Winter, is everything he’s ever wanted. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Sebastian’s only cause for concern is whether Calvin should be taken on a romantic date. It’s only when an unknown assailant smashes the Emporium’s window and leaves a peculiar note behind, … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Andrew Grey – Legal Tender (Art Series #4)

Author: Andrew Grey
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: John Solo

Summary:
Timothy left home when he was eighteen to get away from his reckless mother, but he never stopped visiting his grandfather, who taught him what love was all about. Now that Grampy has passed away, Timothy finds that the old man’s legacy is everything Timothy has dreamed of—and more.

Inside the house Timothy loves so much is a cache of coins with historical value… … Continue reading

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Review: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn – Permanent Ink (Art & Soul #1)

Author: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Andrew Grey – Artistic Pursuits (Art Series #3)

Author: Andrew Grey
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: John Solo

Summary:
Frank Jennings is an FBI agent looking for redemption. Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent looking for a thief. Attraction flares from the moment they meet on a case searching for a stolen triptych of unique Tiffany windows, but after a single night of stunning passion, Leslie is called back to London to continue his search there. When the case heats up again, Leslie … Continue reading

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Review: HelenKay Dimon – Dirty Deeds (The Dirty #1)

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Author: HelenKay Dimon
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

No dirty deed goes unnoticed in a seductive game of cat and mouse. But for Alec and Gaige, the wrong move could get them killed.

Alec Drummond didn’t make his billions by playing nice—or by playing much at all. When it comes to pleasure, Alec only has time for whatever’s quick and easy, which is exactly what he gets from his company’s hot new computer genius. But … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Jay Bell – Something Like Stories: Volume Two (Something Like #8)

41BCfemx09L._SY346_Author: Jay Bell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self published
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Kevin R. Free

Summary:
The Something Like… series is drawing to a close! Before it ends, reunite with favorite characters and meet others for the first time in this special collection of fourteen stories. Highlights include Something Like Champagne, in which Marcello searches for the truth behind a drunken vision. In Something Like Bunnies, a young Jace Holden struggles with his first crush. Ben and Tim return … Continue reading

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