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Review + Blog Tour: Run the Risk by Lori Foster (#Giveaway US/CA Only)

Review + Blog Tour: Run the Risk by Lori Foster (#Giveaway US/CA Only)

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Book: Run the Risk Author: Lori Foster Article Type: Book Review, Blog Tour, Giveaway (US/CA) Author Goodreads/Library Thing Amazon About the Book: When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend’s unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious—and in far more danger—than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her….Pepper has spent years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new “construction worker” who’s moved in next door. The heat between them is undeniable. But will surrendering to passion bring her the safety she so desires—or will her feelings for Logan draw them both into a killer’s crosshairs? Read for Blog Tour Overall Rating 3.75 Story Rating: 3.75 Character Rating: 3.75 Breaking it down a little more to understand why I say stick with the story despite the not strong beginning. First Half Rating: 2.50 (pacing, character likability) Second Half Rating: 5.00 (everything comes together) First Thought when Finished: Run the Risk has an explosive last half that […]

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Book Club (@DFWTea) Reviews: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain & Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams

Book Club (@DFWTea) Reviews: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain & Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams

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DFWTea: A book club for romance, mystery, science fiction/fantasy readers and authors in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. We do a monthly tea at a tearoom around the metroplex, alternating east and west sides, as well as trips to Denton and Duncanville, plus our fabulous Holiday Tea. If you read and love to discuss your books and authors, this is a great group with lively on-line discussion as well as the opportunity to meet in person. The book club meets on the first Monday at Stonebriar Barnes & Noble, first Tuesday for dinner and author call-in in Fort Worth, the second Saturday of each month for tea and on the third Wednesday for dinner and an author call-in. Members also attend many signings in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. New and returning members are always welcome! This month at Stonebriar Barnes & Noble we discussed Heartsick by Chelsea Cain and Pies & Prejudice by Ellery Adams! This was a big hit with everyone! Almost everybody who read it was already working on book 2 and/or were caught up with the series completely. Some key words used during our lively discussion: Crochet Hooks are now creepy Loved the mention of Clarice Gretchen is brilliantly scary Worst case of […]

Posted September 11, 2012 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 13 Comments
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Review: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Review: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

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Read for GR8Books Book Club aka for Fun
Overall Rating 4.25
Story Rating 4.00
Character Rating 4.50

Note: I read this for book club and so glad it was the pick! I haven’t read a really great southern gal story since The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (which I liked better than The Help).

Posted November 18, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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#MissionBBA Review: HITRECORD Recollection Vol 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (DVD, CD, Story)(Rating 4.75 Wine Glasses)

#MissionBBA Review: HITRECORD Recollection Vol 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (DVD, CD, Story)(Rating 4.75 Wine Glasses)

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Hardbound 64-page Book, DVD & CD ‘RECollection: Volume 1’ is the very first anthology of hitRECord’s work, featuring the contributions of 471 collaborators. The eight-inch square, cloth-bound tome is a well-crafted and meticulously-designed piece of art. With equal attention given to each medium—video, audio, image, text—this relic of our records is rich in detail and a feast for the senses. The DVD A collection of 36 short movies created collaboratively on hitRECord under the direction of—and with some starring roles by—Joseph Gordon-Levitt. You’ll find short films, animations, music videos, ‘tiny stories’ and records from hitRECord’s various live events. The Book 64 full-color glossy pages filled to the brim with everything you love about your beautiful books: poetry, prose, paintings, photography, comical curiosities, non-sequiturs, bed-time stories and, of course, more! The CD Join your DJ RegularJoe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt for all you newbs) as he hosts his ‘pretend’ radio show — complete with 17 collaboratively-made songs   Overall Rating 4.75DVD Rating 4.50CD Rating 5.00Short Stories 5.00 This is going to be a different kind of review for a different kind of book. I ordered Recollection Vol. 1 after seeing the video that Joseph Gordon-Levitt did to promote it and then went to […]

Posted September 29, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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#MissionBBA Review: Hammered by Kevin Hearne (Audiobook)(Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

#MissionBBA Review: Hammered by Kevin Hearne (Audiobook)(Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare. One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant. Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plain of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself. Bought for myselfOverall Rating 4.50Audio Rating 4.50Story Rating 4.75Humor Rating 4.25 Buy for Yourself Amazon NOTE: Hammered is the 3rd book in the Iron Druid Chronicles. This is definitely the most emotional of the 3 books with the humor taking a slight back seat. […]

Posted September 29, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 7 Comments
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