How ya’ll doin? I’m doing well considering I’m not at work. I took today off and I’m so happy I did. Yes, I have a lot to do around the house since it didn’t get done yesterday with it being Easter, but I swear I’m still tired from last week. lol I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done, that’s for sure. Today it’s just me and the cat. Echo likes to watch the cursor on the computer. I think it makes it a bit hard to see what the hell I’m doing, what do you think?
Anyway, on to what I read last week:
I started off the week with Dreams of Lilacs by Lynn Kurland. This is a de Piaget novel but it’s one of her straight historicals and I think she does those so well. This story was about Isabelle de Piaget. She’s the youngest daughter and pretty sheltered. She gets a note from someone telling her she has to show up in France or her family is in danger. She manages that but shipwrecks and loses her memory for a short time. She’s rescued by Gervase who is a injured, grumpy sourpuss who for can’t stop thinking about the girl who’s now residing in his house. The book is Gervase and Isabelle’s love story and of course solving the mystery of who wrote the note to Isabelle. It was such a sweet book and I adored Gervase and Isabelle together. 4 out of 5
Next was Bite Me by PJ Schnyder. This was a re-read for me. I wanted to get on to books 2 & 3 in the series but needed to reacquaint myself with the story line. The story is about zombies in London and the werewolf alpha who fell in love with a human. I found the novella to be just as good the second time around. You can read my review of this story here. 4 out of 5
Next was Sing for the Dead by PJ Schnyder. This is book 2 in the London Undead series and pretty much continues where Bite Me left off, I think. The story is about a were-panther who is in London to help with the zombie invasion and meets a woman who is part beserker, part bean sidhe (Banshee). She’s an interesting mix of calm and crazy and the pair fall for each other. I liked the characters and the story in this one but the romance was pretty slim and the two fell in love really quickly. 3.5 out of 5
The Alpha Meets His Match by Georgette St. Clair has a temperamental wolf shifter, Jax, works for a security firm making money to send his younger brother through medical school. He takes a case that has him looking for the cause of something they call the Rage virus as it affects shifters adversely and sends them into a rage/killing spree. Jax reluctantly teams up with Bobbi Jo, a coyote shifter, who he knows is his mate but neither wants to acknowledge it. The story has a good twist to it at the end and I liked the story. 3.5 out of 5
Last for the week was Highland Thirst by Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands. This is a 2 story novel that tells the stories of Tearlach MacAdie and Heming McNachton. The pair are gathing info on their enemies (they’re vampires) and are captured by the enemies instead. Each are taken to different places and tortured. Tearlach is captrued along with Lucy who is being held until she agrees to marry the bastard who’d torturing Tearlach. Heming is saved by the niece of the man who is torturing him. Both stories were very good and I love the medieval/paranormal blend. I’m looking forward to reading more of the two families. 4 out of 5