Monday, October 23, 2023

Audio Book Review: Villains Defeat by M.K. Gibson

Villains DefeatVillains Defeat by M.K. Gibson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've enjoyed this series for a while. I'm glad I got this book and looking forward to the next.

I enjoy Jackson's views on things. They usually go on a spiral about something from his past, which is usually something human in our world that the kids may not know about. lol. His honest and usually what most people are afraid to say. It's truthful, but not always harmful but can be hard.

This book talks about how Jackson doesn't pay attention to the things and people he leaves behind. But, is that really true? You'll see in this book. :)

We also see how much Jackson has grown as a person over the previous books. He didn't start wanting a family, but here we are. And he's enjoying it.

Jackson knew it was come, and we've been warned. Sophia will have her revenge on Jackson, and things are coming into play here. All the seeds Sophia has planted over the years are growing up and moving on their own.

Sophia... I always enjoyed her interaction with Jackson in the past. They have a great understanding. The usual Jackson clips are done by Sophia in this book. I will admit, I wasn't as impressed with them by Sophia. They missed a little pizzazz that Jackson has and just felt like ramblings.

There's great references to the past books when they talk about the thinks Jackson has "forgotten" about. It's a great way to get reminders! Love this.

There are moments in the book that I felt we were missing or forgetting about things, but that's explained in the end. I enjoyed the way this one ended. I enjoyed the interaction between Sophia and Jackson at the end and what Jackson has set up. It's neat.

M.K. Gibson has a great theme behind his characters and books. And makes some great points in Jackson's rants and ramblings. I highly recommend listening to them as there's more to them than you think.

Another fun adventure with Jackson. Sorry to see Jackson be the underdog in this one, but when you're on top, sometimes it happens when the stack is set against you.

Also, I loooooove the skit with the Audio book narrator. lol. Great job Jeffrey. Great play. :D

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Audio Book Review: Crossing Danger by Colleen Helme

Crossing Danger (Shelby Nichols #7)Crossing Danger by Colleen Helme
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ai, Shelby. Just when you think she's faced death and out of harms way, another case takes a terrible turn!

Working her own case of her friend Niece gone missing, a cold case for Detective Harris (aka Dimples), helping Billie after a burglary gone wrong, and Uncle Joey with a past "friend" that's in town. Shelby finds her way into trouble in all cases!

Shelby wants to help everyone in such a great way. She knows she can get information, even in the most dangerous moments, from people on how things happened or why. She's great at getting people to think about what she wants to learn and piecing everything together.

I will say, I was worried about Shelby a number of times in this book. Not only for her own safety, but that she's walking a line with the questions and how she talks after getting the answers from their thoughts. I'm worried more people are going to pick up on what and how she's doing it.

I love Shelby's personality and how she unwinds to help her nerves. And she's really come to love Ramos's motorcycle. lol. This is too funny. Wait until you see her get caught ogling over the motorcycle. lol.

Shelby has made some strong bonds with the police, Uncle Joey, and others that I'm looking forward to all the cases she works on in the future.

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Audio Book Review: Deep In Death by Colleen Helme

Deep In Death (Shelby Nichols #6)Deep In Death by Colleen Helme
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Shelby's view on things. She tries her best to stay positive and keeps going, even when she's scared. She's determined to protect her family and friends and help them too.

This book sees Shelby take on her own case as a Private Investigator that takes an unexpected, yet dangerous, turn for her. She finds she is in trouble without working with Uncle Joey and Ramos. But who can she turn to, to help her get through this? Dimples? Ramos? A new friend?

We do see Shelby get brought in on a case with the police and quickly solves it. Good to show that cop that's not a fan of hers. I want to give him the raspberries. lol. Shelby is amazing and great at asking the right questions to get information. I know people think that the cops asked that already, but it gets them thinking in the direction she needs them thinking in to hear what happened.

And her case with Uncle Joey! Oh boy. That one is a bit of a tug on the heart strings. Really! I feel for everyone. And that Uncle Joey does...kind of... try to keep her out of this case. Crazy how we have grown so close to the mob boss and his hit man and the family. I like to think Shelby is making them a little more honest deep down... until we see other things come about.

And seriously. How can Shelby have such amazing men? Her husband, Chris. He's a dream. And then there's the bad boy, Ramos. There's nothing there with Ramos, but dang if we don't all want there to be. lol.

I love this series and will be on to many of the books in this series. :)

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

Audio Book Review: Blood Cross by Faith Hunter

Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock, #2)Blood Cross by Faith Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Second book with Jane Yellowrock. I'm learning more about her and her history while she's learning too. I found some moments slower moving, but they are great to have as background for her character.

I will say it was neat to see how everything came together for the end. There were several things happening in the vampire community that Jane discovers are connected. It's a great world for conspiracy and hidden secrets with the loooong, secret lives lived. Jane finds a way to be at the center of all the action.

Oh Jane. She's not one to be diplomatic. lol. She has a problem with words at times, which is her lack of people skills. And it's beautiful. lol. She does stir things up and keep them interesting with this boldness she has. And she sure gets into a lot of tight spots as well. I did fear for her a few times in this book.

I've been enjoying the narrator too. She's really good at voicing all the characters and I really enjoy her voice for Angie baby.

This book takes a turn that I was afraid it would. But to see Angie Baby starting to come into her powers, oh yes. I look forward to seeing more from her as she grows up. I really hope we get to see it in this long series.

I'll be continuing with the series. It gives me my action and mystery of troubles and murder. And in a great world of magic and vampires and more.

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Monday, October 2, 2023

Audio Book Review: Guardian of Torment by Michelle Manus

Guardian of Torment (Nyx Fortuna #4)Guardian of Torment by Michelle Manus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh Nyx. What webs are weaved and broken.

This book is more personal for Nyx. We left her in the last book ready to break down the web holding her memories. And there's consequences that come with this. So many personal battles of the shattered memories, dealing with memories, and seeing so much more than she ever expected. Nyx has made some powerful contacts and friends. They are all willing to help her before she's stuck in the mess of a memory puzzle.

We do get to see Nyx and how she's always true to Seth. We also see her hearts desire for a father.

We get to see characters we are curious about...Nyx's mother, Jevryn, and of course more with Seth and Griff. The past Nyx and worries bleed into the current struggles and mission...

With the dangers and excursions Nyx has already been on, she's made some friends that seem to...find trouble too. And they come for help. Nyx, unknowingly, ends up on this dangerous mission as well. And the Kumir secret is out for them all.

Another fascinating book. This one is a different angle, and more on a personal level for Nyx so it may read a little slower for some, but I believe this series is worth the read. This book is a powerhouse in what we learn and can set up so many amazing things to happen in the future. It's a needed adventure for us and Nyx. It's true to Nyx's character to make this journey for herself.

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