clearfield, UT, United States | Member Since 2010
I think my biggest problem with this story was that I felt that I was in limbo as to where this story fell. It felt like an arcane book even using the same terms for discribing the paranormal stuff but not once was Arcane mentioned. I had a hard time buying into the cocept that the 2 paranormal worlds could be running parallel, yet be completly oblivious of each other.
SO I would either tie this story back to the arcane series* (are they or aren't they supposed to be running in parallel lines?) or use different terminology to describe the paranormal (because its very distracting to think that there is a branch out paranormal type culture that knows completely nothing about the first yet they all use the same coded terms to describe stuff.)
Because of this issue I had a hard time focusing in on the story... I found myself becoming distracted and missing stuff but not really feeling invested enough in the story to go back to the point I had become distracted. It was kinda disappointing to me because I happen to have every book In the arcane series* under all three names (A Quick, Castle, and Krentz) as well as a good number of her other books either in audio or book format. Her book just before this one (Canyons of night) was pretty good and was suppose to be the start of this new series, so I was really looking forward to this one (THIS WAS NOT ONE OF HER BEST)
I don't know maybe the scene on the balcony garden, because they get all involved in the moment only to be brought back to reality by the dog! I could relate because if you have kids (or a dog) you know that they are always interrupting you right when you get to the good part.
I kinda liked the scene in the garage parking lot because it had some funny dialog. Also because I have a hunch that Garrison (or maybe it was Garrett or whatever his name was because Like I said I really wasn't paying too close of attention) I think he may figure in a future book ( probably with Sam's sister Emma)
possibly it would depend on my mood
once I got past he whole discrepancy between terms and vocabulary and whether or not this was running on a parallel time line (because honestly Abby would've at least been aware of Arcane... what with her job, and arcane (particularly Fallon) would've been aware of coppersmith Inc.) But once I got past what was really bugging me it was an alright story and I did like the characters and the dialog as always was witty and clever.
I love anything Terry Pratchett that includes Sam Vimes.
Sam Vimes, Mr Vimes, Commander Vimes, the Duke of Ank, and Blackboard Monitor Vimes = the best copper in any time (past or present)
not to spoil any thing but this book falls in between the life of the old Sam ( the drunk washed up old copper) and the new sam (husband and father, lord, and commander of the city watch)
while chasing a really nasty bad guy, Sam falls through a magical field and into his own troubled past.
with the help of the time monks Sam must teach himself (past sam) what it means to be a copper, catch the bad guy, straighten out history, and get home to his wife and soon to be born child... no problem, all he has to do is be himself... if only he could get a hard boiled egg too
great book...good narration.... fun series
Not what I was expecting when I purchased this book...
1-this is a book geared towards a black (African american) audience... would I have gotten it anyway, had I known this? probably... still I didn't know
2- most of the characters where truly awful people (including the main 2 featured in the story summery)
3- there was way too much gratuities sex... the frequency, and similarity of each sex scene, became a static blur... making me want to say " and they kissed... skip to the end"
4- I suffered thru the first half of the book ...taking long breaks in between... because I needed closure... no such luck! out of my many wishes thru out the book including the main girl (Tamia) would be found out and have someone shout "Liar, liar, pants on fire"and/or get horribly disfigured somehow and lose all her man appeal... that Dominique would contract some horrible disease, lose all his money and his wife, and become totally impotent, and Brandon could find someone else and move on ... (3 out of 7 was what I got)
the second part of the book was much better (but only in comparison to the hard to read of the first half)... the last few chapters were actually pretty good , but end so abruptly that it leaves you shocked ( not to mention the bombshell that Tamia's sister drops on her in the very end)
in summery I would not reccomend this book to anyone I know...it was not only a waste of my time, but I now need to find a way to get rid of the bad taste it left in my mouth and mind
as a cautionary tale there are two points this book makes (in Tamia's words) " You always have a choice... and...Karma Sucks"
lauren goes online to buy groceries only to get sucked into an online witch chat room.
lauren says she's not a witch ... but is she and doesn't know it? nell, the witch who accidentally pulled her into the online chat room sends her brother to check lauren out. he comes and starts to mentor lauren, meets her best friend and zing, they fall in love.
lauren gets into trouble and the group fly out to Berkley california to help lauren learn how to be a modern witch.
ok... but not my normal read, there was very minimal romance, but some funny and entertaining moments, this would be a good book for my innocent teenage sister (or daughter)
your typical story of girl getting pressure from an overbearing parent to find a NICE guy.
our heroine choses her boss thinking that her mother would like him only she ends up in bed with is bad boy brother.
sparks fly, she likes him, he likes her, but she's afraid of her own bad judgment and what her mother will say.
like I said a typical read, but an ok listen... buy when on sale... don't waste a whole credit
I choose this book as part of a promo special/package deal, and was glad I made the choice. I have since downloaded and listened to several of miss harpers books and really appreciate her creativity and wit.
I think it says a lot about a writer if a reader can enter into the middle of a series, and can not only follow the thread of the story... but than has to to get the previous books that she has already missed.
try a Molly Harper book and enjoy
3 fun stories that can be stand alone or can enhance your previous knowledge of the series they relate too.
they are in the undead (sexy vampire) genre, and are worth a second listen
Nalini Singh's guild hunter/ angel series is wonderfully creative, sexy and funny. this is a compilation of mini stories from this series, with different timelines and background characters.
I enjoyed a few of the stories (Jessimee and Gaylen in particular) but mostly I slogged thru for the more in depth background to the series.
listen to it once probably wont listen again for a VERY long time.
the Mystery Woman is a story in typical JAK/Amanda Quick style. (not super original, but still in a style I do so enjoy)... a feisty heroine, a misunderstood hero, a pocket pistil and a murderer to catch.
this is book 2 in the ladies of lantern street series. it has a para normal flavor, and the narration was great. (Justine eyre narrated this and the previous AQ book...her accent is definitely different however she might be a good change of pace from Anne Flossnick... give her a shot and you'll like her)
I loved this story of Adric's fall from grace and his path to redemption.
there are some pretty steamy love scenes, cool battles with demon men,a fiery plane crash, and a near death experience. this book moved from the first word to the last.
the whole series is great and I highly recommend all the books in it but Adric was my favorite of all the wilder boys.
the gift/curse of the devil to the men of this family is the ability to change into mighty beasts of prey, good health and the ability to heal almost instantly,... and only another demon/ or someone similarly gifted can kill you. COOL HUH? but there's a major down side.. the devil gets your soul when you die... but on earth?
the more Adric uses this gift the deeper he falls into the devils clutches, and the deeper in he goes the less human he is.. until he meets someone who makes him want to be a man again.
Adric's love (Karen) is no pushover and a great character you'll love.
and lastly Richard Ferone did an AMAZING job with the narration.
Paranormal romance readers this is a must read book!!!!
this story is typical Katie MacAllster style. with lots of quips, quirks and sex!
I enjoyed the story but don't go looking for any depths in the story (there aren't any) just a light hearted romance.
I would split the performance review down the middle giving a thumbs up for the voice of the heroine (Harry) she did a great job with the spunk of the dialog and the emotions came out well. but all the rest of the characters were flat and lifeless for me with little to differentiate them from each other.
read this if you want a break from the angst of the world around you... if you want something a little deeper try something else.
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