Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday Wish List



Please list the books/manga/manhwa/yaoi manga from your wishlist that you are hoping to add to your shelves in a comment, thanks. 






Three bodies in a beautiful and luxurious bedroom.

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

One missing black book.

A horrifying murder leads investigators to an unexpected address-an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago's most powerful citizens. There's plenty of incriminating evidence on the scene-but what matters most is what's missing: the madam's black book. Now shock waves are rippling through the city's elite, and everyone's desperate to find it.

Chicago has never been more dangerous.

As everyone who's anyone in Chicago scrambles to get their hands on the elusive black book, no one's motives can be trusted. An ingenious, inventive thriller about power, corruption, and the power of secrets to scandalize a city - and possibly destroy a family - The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best.




Perfect suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham! The latest book in her New York Confidential series.

Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead.


Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan's, her family's pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who've worked together on more than one occasion. On this occasion, though, Craig fears for the safety of the woman he loves. Because the killer is too close. The body of a young model is found in a catacomb under a two-hundred-year-old church, now deconsecrated and turned into a nightclub. A church directly behind Finnegan's in lower Manhattan.

As more women are murdered, their bodies discovered in underground locations in New York, it's clear that the police and the FBI are dealing with a serial killer. Craig and Kieran are desperate to track down the murderer, a man obsessed with female perfection. Obsessed enough to want to "preserve" that beauty by destroying the women who embody it.




New York Times Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub revisits Mundy’s Landing — a small town with a blood-soaked past.

The town of Mundy’s Landing was founded on a horrifying secret, but stark white bones of the dead never lie.


“We shall never tell.” Spurred by the cryptic phrase in a centuries-old letter, Emerson Mundy travels to her ancestral hometown to trace her past. In Mundy’s Landing, she connects with long lost relatives — and a closet full of skeletons going back centuries.

In the year since former NYPD Detective Sullivan Leary solved the historic Sleeping Beauty Murders, she — like the village itself — has made a fresh start. But someone has unearthed blood-drenched secrets in a disembodied skull, and is hacking away at the Mundy family tree, branch by branch.




THE CALL OF THE SIREN

Former US Army Ranger Devlin Raines is mostly retired from his investigation business — and definitely retired from getting involved with beautiful women. But when Lark Delaney asks him to find her four-year-old niece who was put up for adoption as a baby, Dev can't say no.

The investigation soon takes a dangerous turn when Dev discovers that the girl's parents have been murdered and the toddler has been taken. Lark needs Dev now more than ever, and he struggles to fight his growing attraction to her. He can't trust his judgment around Lark, and with the life of the little girl — and their own — at stake, Dev can't afford to let down his guard.

FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME!

Twelve-Gauge Guardian by New York Times Bestselling Author B.J. Daniels


Cowboy PI Cordell Winchester can't ignore a lady in need — but journalist Raine Chandler is not only in danger, she's a temptation he can't resist.





Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer?

Before she started hosting dinners for Indiana University’s Sociology Department at Pans ‘N Pancakes, Robbie never imagined scholarly meetings could be so hostile. It’s all due to Professor Charles Stilton, who seems to thrive on heated exchanges with his peers and underlings, and tensions flare one night after he disrespects Robbie’s friend, graduate student Lou. So when Robbie and Lou go snowshoeing the next morning and find the contentious academic frozen under ice, police suspect Lou might have killed him after their public tiff. To prove her friend’s innocence, Robbie is absorbing local gossip about Professor Stilton’s past and developing her own thesis on the homicide — even if that means stirring up terrible danger for herself along the way.






In a spellbinding new Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, a dangerous rescue is just the beginning of red-hot adventure.

Ever since Domitian Argenis recognized Sarita as his life mate, he’s been waiting for the perfect moment to claim her. Those fantasies did not include him being chained to a table in a secret lab or both of them being held hostage by a mad scientist. Somehow, they have to escape.

Sarita has seen some crazy things as a cop, but nothing to rival Domitian. A vampire? Seriously? But his healing ability, incredible powers, and their mind-blowing physical connection — none of it should be possible, yet her body knows differently. Now, not only do they have to save each other, but other innocent lives are at stake. Failure is not an option, for Sarita intends that Domitian show her exactly what an eternity of pleasure feels like.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Releases 2017 (Mar 21)



  New Releases





The Sea Haven series comes to a climactic end as the mysterious man from Blythe Daniels’ past re-enters her life. Don’t miss the final Sea Haven novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance” (J. R. Ward).

For five years, Viktor Prakenskii has put his life on hold in order to take down the world’s most feared motorcycle club from the inside. But carrying out the insane violence and seeing the club’s exploitation of the innocent has brought his traumatic past roaring back. And there’s only one cure: to see the wife he left behind.

Blythe Daniels thought she’d never see Viktor again after he murdered her stepfather and left without a word. She rebuilt her life without him, becoming a personal trainer and physical therapist becoming strong enough for others to lean on. But when Viktor comes back to Sea Haven, he’ll make Blythe question everything she thought she knew about good and evil — and the dark desires of the heart.




Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous

Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size — skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she's sweet and intriguingly innocent. It's a risk-free assignment, until he's required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.

Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life — going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it's not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that's real, raw and absolutely against the rules.

Donna Galanti's A Human Element Blog Tour with a Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway

 


I am so excited to have Donna Galanti here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway.

Thanks Donna and Goddess Fish Promotions for allowing me to join the Human Element Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Donna!



A Human Element
by Donna Galanti
GENRE: Paranormal Suspense

BLURB

Evil comes in many forms


One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next. Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite in her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a madman, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together. But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his, and she has two choices — redeem him or kill him.

Excerpt

Felix ran from the cabin toward the trail down. "Come on!"

Ben followed close behind, panic hitting him. Why did Laura leave? They were here to help defend her. Damn her! He never should have left her alone.

"Felix, why didn't you see this happening?"

"I did."

Ben grabbed the back of Felix's coat and lunged at him. Felix turned on one heel and swung his arm out, holding Ben off like a child.

Ben struggled to break free. "What the hell is wrong with you? Why didn't you stop her? She's gonna die. I need to protect her."

"This is the only way, Ben. Trust me."

"She's the one person I've cared about in a long, long time. Please, don't let her die."

Felix released him. "I don't intend to. Now come on."

Felix turned away and ran fast down the trail. His massive body moved nimble over the rugged ground. He looked like a giant, dark beast lunging toward its prey. Ben could only run after him. There was nothing else he could do.

They hadn't run far when a deafening blast pushed them to the ground. The cabin exploded behind them in flames. Fire devoured old wood and metal, dancing upward toward the sky. The heat grabbed at them with fiery intensity. Ben could feel it burning his face and hands.

"Laura," he whispered, stunned by the violence aimed at them. Their enemy was real. And he was here. Felix and Ben turned and both ran faster down the mountain, lunging down the trail, grabbing branches to push themselves along.

Felix had to be right. Please, let Felix be right.





AUTHOR Bio and Links

Donna Galanti is the author of the paranormal suspense Element Trilogy (Imajin Books -http://www.imajinbooks.com/ ) and the children’s fantasy adventure Joshua and The Lightning Road series (Month9Books -http://www.month9books.com/ ). Donna is a contributing editor for International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill (http://www.thebigthrill.org/) - magazine and blogs with other middle grade authors at Project Middle Grade Mayhem (http://project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogspot.com/search/label/Donna Galanti) . She’s lived from England as a child, to Hawaii as a U.S. Navy photographer. Donna enjoys teaching at conferences on the writing craft and marketing and also presenting as a guest author at elementary and middle schools.

Visit her at www.elementtrilogy.com and www.donnagalanti.com.

Connect with Donna:

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnagalanti/

Purchase books 1 and 2 in the Element Trilogy:

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Donna will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Please follow the rest of the tour here, thanks:

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekly Book Reads (Mar 20)





 Weekly Book Reads


Weekly Book Reads is a weekly Monday Meme that is hosted by Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews:

Post the books read last week and books you plan on finishing this week.

Read Last Week:

1.  How to Tame A Beast in Seven Days - Kerrelyn Sparks

Weekly Book Reading:

1.  Echoes in Death - J.D. Robb
2.  The Rising - Heather Graham and Jon Land
3.  Absolute Boyfriend Vol. 1 - Yuu Watase
4.  Absolute Boyfriend Vol. 2 - Yuu Watase

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Manga Review: Shuriken and Pleats Vol. 2

 


I've finished "Shuriken and Pleats Vol. 2" by Matsuri Hino.

Product Description

The creator of Vampire Knight returns with a tale about a female ninja in modern Tokyo.

When the master she has sworn to protect is killed, Mikage Kirio, a skilled ninja, travels to Japan to start a new, peaceful life for herself. But as soon as she arrives, she finds herself fighting to protect the life of Mahito Wakashimatsu, a man who is under attack by a band of ninja. From that time on, Mikage is drawn deeper into the machinations of his powerful family.

With her final mission as a ninja fulfilled, Mikage strives to lead the life of a normal high school girl. But the shadows of her former colleagues threaten to mar the peaceful skies. Mikage encounters someone she thought she’d never see again.

About the Author

Matsuri Hino burst onto the manga scene with her title Kono Yume ga Sametara (When This Dream Is Over), which was published in LaLa DX magazine. Hino was a manga artist a mere nine months after she decided to become one. With the success of her popular series Captive Hearts, MeruPuri, and Vampire Knight, Hino has established herself as a major player in the world of shojo manga.

Product Details
Series: Shuriken and Pleats (Book 2)
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (November 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421588579
ISBN-13: 978-1421588575

My Review:


It's quite obvious this volume was rushed especially near the ending!  I would have loved to see one more volume of this series.  The author left an open ending so you need to use your imagination.

For some reason I had a feeling that Mikage's master Mr. Rod wasn't dead but alive and somehow associated with Mahito!  We learn why Mr. Rod was targeted and who the traitor is within the clan.

In this volume there were a few potential love interests for Mikage but all she can think about is her Master (lol!)!

4/5

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bunny Express Saturday 2017 (Mar 18)


Bunny Express Saturday is hosted every Saturday at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

I received these in the mail this week.  

 





Three bodies in a beautiful and luxurious bedroom

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself-who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

One missing black book

A horrifying murder leads investigators to an unexpected address - an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago's most powerful citizens. There's plenty of incriminating evidence on the scene - but what matters most is what's missing: the madam's black book. Now shock waves are rippling through the city's elite, and everyone's desperate to find it.

Chicago has never been more dangerous

As everyone who's anyone in Chicago scrambles to get their hands on the elusive black book, no one's motives can be trusted. An ingenious, inventive thriller about power, corruption, and the power of secrets to scandalize a city - and possibly destroy a family - The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best.




No one charters the depths of passion on the high seas like New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair in Stormchaser

DESIRE RUNS DEEP


Somewhere off the coast of Greece, a king’s ransom in gold, emeralds, and silver coins lies waiting at the bottom of the sea. Finding this ancient treasure would be a dream come true for marine archeologist Calista West. But that’s not why she’s here. She didn’t climb aboard Jonah Cutter’s magnificent yacht seeking fortune or fame. She’s come for revenge ― against the sexiest, most seductive, modern-day pirate she’s ever encountered.

Like his famous half brothers, Jonah is a master of salvaging ships ― and driving women mad with his movie-star looks and raw animal magnetism. Tall, dark, and devastating, he manages to make Callie forget her mission. Every moment they share under the hot Mediterranean sun is an erotically-charged adventure neither can resist. But when Callie discovers what he’s really after ― the lost city of Atlantis ― is it too late to change the course of her heart or go all in with the lover of her dreams?





SWEPT AWAY BY PASSION

Rydell Case’s ship is his home, his heart, and his reason for being. After his ex-wife left him ― taking his brand-new megayacht, Tesoro Mio with her ― she sailed off with a royal billionaire and out of his life forever. Now Ry spends his days searching for treasure ― until his ship is hijacked. With the prospect of his salvage business tanking, he needs both the ship and his ex back ― if only she didn’t despise him more than any man on earth.

When Addison D’Marco boards Tesoro Mio to find her ex-husband in her cabin, she’s furious. Ry is more handsome, more annoying, and more determined than ever. Addy can’t believe he has the nerve to demand the ship back after the way he broke her heart. With her fiancé about to board, she doesn’t want Ry back in her life to ignite painful memories and never - forgotten desires. But could it be that, amid troubled waters, Addy and Ry can salvage what they once had and have a second chance at love or does fate have something else in store?

Hurricane by Cherry Adair is part of her Cutter Cay series.

Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada and St. Martin's Press!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Mint Cookies 'n' Cream Brownies

 


TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling MAKES: 42 servings 

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups chocolate syrup
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 mint creme Oreo cookies, chopped
MINT CREAM:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon 2% milk
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
2 drops green food coloring
Additional mint creme Oreo cookies, crushed

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in chocolate syrup, then flour, just until blended. Fold in the chopped cookies.

Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool completely on a wire rack.

For mint cream, in a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk, extract and food coloring. Frost brownies; sprinkle with crushed cookies. Cut into squares.

Yield: 3-1/2 dozen

Courtesy of Taste of Home

Irish Food Recipe: St. Paddy's Irish Beef Dinner



 
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 35 min. MAKES: 4 servings 

Ingredients

2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
2 small parsnips
3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups finely shredded cabbage
2 medium carrots, halved and sliced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken or beef broth
1/2 cup frozen peas
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/4 cup 2% milk
1 tablespoon butter

Directions

1.  Peel potatoes and parsnips and cut into large pieces; place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cabbage, carrots, thyme and Worcestershire sauce.

2.  In a small bowl, combine the flour, tomato paste and broth until smooth. Gradually stir into meat mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the peas, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

3.  Drain potatoes and parsnips; mash with milk, butter and the remaining salt and pepper. Serve with meat mixture. 
 
Yield: 4 servings
 
Courtesy of Taste of Home

Irish Food Recipe: Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe

 


TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing    MAKES: 12 servings 

Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups cooked rice
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 medium head cabbage (2 pounds), shredded
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Directions 

1.  Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in one can of tomato sauce and next six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in rice and bacon; remove from heat.

2.  Layer a third of the cabbage in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. 
Repeat layers; top with remaining cabbage. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.

3.  Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with coarsely ground pepper.

Yield: 12 servings

Courtesy of Taste of Home

Happy St. Patrick's Day




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