Under her movie/book review – where she compares a movie to the book it is based on – specifically Agatha Christie books/movies. This week is A Pocketful of Rye. A 4-4 1/2 sparkler comparison.
Then under her book reviews (Teresa’s reviews), she takes a 4 sparkler look at Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster by Helen Andrews Nonfiction, social history, pop culture, biographies
When I signed up for the nanny agency, I didn’t expect a remote mansion on a windswept isle. Or a brooding billionaire who resents his new role. His brother’s death means he’s now in charge of a moody seven year old girl. She’s lashing out at the world, but I can handle her. I have to. I need the money to finish my college degree. As long as I can avoid the boss who alternately mocks me and coaxes me to reveal my darkest secrets.
PRIVATE PROPERTY is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about secrets and redemption. It’s the first book in the emotional Rochester trilogy.
Blurb: For the past ten years, smuggling magic users safely out of Brotherhood-controlled Rassa has been the only thing keeping Dakso Kavalyan going. But with his funding cut and rumors of impending civil war, his orders from the Mage’s High Council are clear: his final mission is information gathering only. No rescuing even one more hunted soul. Daks has never been great at following orders. When he stumbles upon a Seer spouting prophecy in front of one of the hated brothers, he can’t just walk away. Ravi never asked to be rescued, nor did he ask for the Visions plaguing his life and endangering everyone he’s ever cared about. The last thing he needs is a reckless brute crashing into his carefully laid plans. Seems the gods have other ideas. As Daks and Ravi flee the city together, their reluctant alliance blooms into something more, but trials, bad luck, and Daks’s infuriating penchant for finding trouble dog their every move. Will trusting this reckless rogue with his heart and his life be the worst decision Ravi’s ever made… or the best?
Thoughts: I really enjoyed this story. Though it is part three of a series, you don’t need to have read any of the previous books to know exactly what’s going on and why. The author does an amazing job with world-building and the characters are well-done too. I’m not in love with the cover, but I didn’t select it for the cover art. The story intrigued me enough to choose it. This is a story full of magic, wizards, supernatural beings, and more. It’s a really good high fantasy story with strong romance in it. Or maybe a decent romance centered around a fantasy. Daks and Ravi start out fighting each other and end up in love while trying to get Ravi to safety. There’s also a side romance between Daks’ partner Shura and her love interest Fara. So lots of romance going on. My favorite character, though, was Horse. Yep, they named the horse, Horse. He is definitely interesting. Okay, I wasn’t all that into the sex (three heavy scenes), but the rest of the story was very well done and definitely held my interest. I can’t wait to read more in this series. I hope there’s more!
Recommendation: M/M and F/F romance with a strong high fantasy and a horse who’s more than he seems. Great world building too. All this makes for a fascinating read. Pick this one up for a good story.
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When a former mobster’s past catches up with him, will it end the quiet life he’s been struggling with, or transform it into something he couldn’t have imagined?
Sometimes Gerome Meadows longs for the excitement of the life he left behind for Witness Protection. But when he stands up to a bully in a bar to protect a homeless man, his past comes very close to home—and it’s no longer what he wants.
Tucker Wells has been living in a tent, surviving with the aid of his friend Cheryl and helping her watch over her son. When he winds up on the wrong side of an argument with some dangerous people, his already difficult life is thrown into turmoil. Gerome steps in to find them a temporary apartment, and Tucker is grateful and relieved.
Gerome never meant to open the door to trouble. His life and Tucker’s depend on keeping his past a mystery. But as his desire to protect develops into something deeper, he and Tucker will have to evaluate what family means—and hope that their growing feelings pass unimaginable tests.
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Theresa has two new movie/book reviews under her page and I have a new book reviews.
I just finished reading a new cozy mystery that won’t actually be out until August, so you’ll just have to wait. “Much Ado about Nauticaling” by Gabby Allan is a cute 5 Sparkler cozy that takes place on Catalina Island in California. It’s got great imagery and the characters are realistic and fun. Check out my full review on the Mystery page.
Stacy Macken has one goal in mind: saving her renowned history center from greedy creditors. Losing it would be a catastrophe—one she doesn’t know how she’ll avoid. Until Aaron Fielding arrives. To all human eyes, he is just like any man, but he reminds Stacy of one of the fae. He certainly enchants her like a fae lover would. But Stacy suspects there is more to this sexy fellow, with his tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, and magical warriors from Celtic legend who protect humanity from a wicked enemy seeking their destruction. Does his appearance mean the end of the world imminent? Can she, a studious woman more intent on history books with no training in or love of war, possibly have anything to offer when a long-prophesied druidic battle explodes around her?
Juli D. Revezzo loves fantasy and Celtic mythology and writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. She is the author of the Antique Magic series and the fantasy historical Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, the fantasy series entitled: Stewards War, Victorian romance Watchmaker’s Heart, and more. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.