Tahoe Ghost Boat


Tahoe Ghost Boat (Owen McKenna – 12) by Todd Borg

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodeads) The Girl Is Effervescent With Life

Gertie O’Leary is a 15-year-old girl with a messy bird’s nest of red hair, a serious softball pitch, and a dream to be a movie director. She also has a $2 million price on her head.

But Somebody Wants Her Dead

When a gang led by a killer the FBI calls Mikhailo the Monster takes Gertie as the centerpiece of an extortion plot, the girl’s mother calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna for help.

Her Parents Don’t Care What Happens

McKenna finds out that Gertie’s stepfather has just died in what looks like a boating accident and that Gertie’s mother cares more about not losing money to blackmail than saving her daughter.

It Looks Like Detective McKenna Can’t Save Her

As the unwanted child of divorced, self-focused parents, Gertie has no defenders. So McKenna appoints himself her savior. But McKenna is one man up against a small army of twisted murderers whose orders are to kill the rl…

The story starts with Owen McKenna receiving a call from Nadia Lassitor. She fears that someone is following her. She has received threats that if she calls the cops she will be killed. With quick thinking, Owen directs Nadia to his location and he confronts her tale. With that out of the way, Nadia explains how her husband was recently killed in a boating accident on Lake Tahoe. That she is supposed to inherit 2 million dollars but now she is being blackmailed for the money.

Owen decides to check things out and learns about Gertie, Nadia’s daughter that is living with her father. Gertie’s father doesn’t really take care of her and her mother has made it apparent that she doesn’t really want her around either. But then the blackmailer decides to up the anti and kidnap Gertie.

Then a known hitman, Mikhailo the Monster, has shown ties to the case with a signature death. There has to be a lot more going on than a simple blackmail/kidnapping. When Owen learns how Nadia’s husband has made his money over the years it sounds like someone is getting their own revenge on him. But with any Owen McKenna book, things are never that simple.

I couldn’t wait to read this book. I love this series and can’t praise Mr. Borg enough. The story seems like a simple revenge for ruining someone’s business. I thought it was weird how the kidnappers included a big name hitman for such a simple thing. Then when Owen rescues Gertie, I was so wrapped up that I couldn’t believe that they had the worst kind of luck. The ending was a complete surprise but well put together.

I can’t say it enough. If you want a great mystery series you HAVE to read Todd Borg’s books. Owen McKenna is a great character and the stories will suck you in.

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

For more information on Tahoe Ghost Boat, the other books in the series, or Todd Borg make sure to check out Amazon, Goodreads and the website.



Impetus by Scott Sullivan

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) When the world first heard about the meteorites, it was already too late.

Ten arduous years later, Mick and his small group of eight had adapted to the new way of things. With no clean running water, power, or forms of communication, the Earth went backward, taking with it almost everything they held dear. Survivors like Mick were forced to do the best they could with what they had. Because in the post-Impact world, alternatives were a luxury that no one could afford.

Now a deadly virus threatens those who were unfortunate enough to survive.

With the clock ticking down on their lives, Mick will navigate the deceitful webs spun by those that oppose his drive for salvation. And along his quest to prevent another catastrophe, Mick will rediscover what it truly means to be human.

Ten years ago meteorites hit the earth and destroy almost everything. Small groups of people are barely surviving now. Mick is the leader of a group of 8 people, including his teenage children. They are scrounging out a living when he runs into Solomon and the Rubble King. Solomon is a young man that was taken in by Ms. Stella, an older lady that ran an unofficial orphanage. When things got bad King took her boys hostage to become his gophers and locked Stella in the basement of a police station they live in to keep Solomon under his rule.After discovering Mick, King decides that he wants to take everything that Mick has. And when disaster strikes, Mick has to make a tough decision to find a new home for he group. This leads him into the Kings hands and more trouble.

But there is another group of scientists that make a secret underground facility with the hopes of rebuilding the earth. But things are going wrong. There is a bad virus that everyone has and is slowly killing everyone. The scientists decide to hand out a vaccine to the groups of people in the city to help them. But Phillip is one of the scientists that have been trying to work on a cure and he learns that this is an accelerant for the virus. He decides to go out and talk to the one group that has not treated themselves to try and get them to safety. But things go wrong when King gets his hands on Phillip too.

This is a great story. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Solomon and Mick. King was an evil jerk and got what he deserved. I instantly got sucked into the story and couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next.

This is one book that you HAVE to read. I will be looking for other books by Scott Sullivan.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

For more information on Impetus or to purchase it make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

Dead Wrong


Dead Wrong by Allen Wyler

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) When a top-secret program of implanting harrowing memories into innocent people comes to light, neurosurgeon Tom McCarthy is literally caught in the crossfire.  While McCarthy looks forward to a three-day weekend, his office is suddenly raided by two Department of Defense investigators bent on arresting him for a crime he didn’t commit. All hell breaks loose when an inadvertent scuffle escalates, leaving one agent dead at the hands of the other, and McCarthy fleeing but hopelessly trapped inside the labyrinthine corridors, heating ducts, and stairways of a gigantic Seattle medical center. With the CIA and Seattle PD closing in, McCarthy unwittingly pulls Dr. Sarah Hamilton into the fray. And like rats in a maze, they struggle to stay one step ahead of their deadly hunters, while simultaneously uncovering a trail of corruption that reaches shocking dimensions.

Dead Wrong starts off with a mother panicking about her son being kidnapped, but her husband says that she has never had a kid. From there we move to Tom McCarthy. It is the Friday before Labor Day and he is excited about a three day weekend. Then two guys come in and demand to know what he did with the DARPA documents. Tom has no idea what is going on and escapes them after they kill his secretary. Sara Hamilton works in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and is also treating one of the victims when she gets sucked into Tom’s escape too.

Before the CIA is the offer of a treatment for PTSD. Bertram Wyse has discovered a part of the brain that contains memories and that if they are implanted in another person’s brain, that person believes they are real. He feels that this would be an adequate solution to those that suffer from PTSD. But his partner is telling the CIA that it would make an efficient way to question terrorists. That torture can still give false information but if they remove that part of the brain then someone else could tell them the truth. The problem is two of Wyse’s unknown guinea pigs have had complications and ended up in Tom McCarty’s care. Thus why he needs to disappear before the information falls into the wrong hands.

I like Allen Wyler’s books and couldn’t wait to read Dead Wrong. This is another fast paced book where we follow Tom as he is running for his life. I like how the idea to treat PTSD was developed yet you can see the bigger, nastier picture of how it would be use. It’s creepy when you think about the different things that could happen to someone just because they fit the type a crazy doctor is looking for.

This is a great series of books. If you like medical thriller/mysteries you need to read these books.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

For more information on Dead Wrong or to purchase it, make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

Blood Curdling

I’m happy to say that I’m part of the Blood Curdling Blowout. We have a Kindle Fire that we are giving away and numerous books and other goodies. Make sure to check out the link above for all of the goodies and other blogs that are taking part in this giveaway.

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For my giveaway, I have a couple books to giveaway. This will run from now until Sunday, September 7th at midnight Pacific Time.

 Born of Oak and Silver – Marie McKean E-copy
 Once Within – Marie McKean E-copy
 A Life of Death Book 1 – Weston Kincade E-copy
Strange Circumstances – Weston Kincade E-copy

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Staring into the Eyes of Chance (LIIA – 1) by Kay Dee Royal

5 stars


(Excerpt from Goodreads) Olivia endures a thirty-four year passionless marriage, discovering her dead husband’s philandering history at his funeral. She devotes her energy and life-long sensitivity with animals to her wildlife refuge and preserve.

Chance, a Lycan alpha and leader of the Lycan International Investigation Agency (LIIA) throws himself into his investigations. He chooses to neglect his duty of finding a primal-mate after watching his father become an empty shell over the loss of his.

A murderous rogue pack draws Chance onto Olivia’s wildlife preserve, sending Olivia’s animal sensitivities into overdrive. Chance and Olivia discover a sizzling force driving them together.

Will they succumb to its enticing tether, or fight to resume their loveless lives apart?


Olivia runs a wildlife rehabilitation in Washington and will the help of her animal psychic abilities helps wild animals heal and releases them. She is also trying to get over the betrayal of her deceased husband and all his cheating on her. Olivia’s sister is insistent on getting her back together with another man and her best friend is very protective of her.

Chance is the alpha of a lycan pack that is hunting a lycan that has been killing people all over the world. But there is something odd about this lycan, he is almost a shadow. The pack can follow his scent but then it just abruptly ends. When one of Chances people discovers that there is a drug that is supposed to hide you scent they think they are going to have an edge to catch this lycan.

But when the lycan targets Olivia, Chance runs into her and discovers that she is his primal-mate. Olivia is going to get a surprise of her life when she hooks up with Chance and is going to get a crash course in lycans, pack behavior, and how crazy this rouge lycan can really be.

I really liked this story. Great action, lots of sex, and a really good story. I really felt for Olivia and all the hell she went through with her husband and how she was not going to get together with Chance without a fight. Smoke is one evil bastard and I really hope he dies a slow and painful death. But the story ends with a huge cliffhanger. I can’t wait to read Savage Smoke.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

For more information or to purchase Staring into the Eyes of Chance be sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Goodreads.

Madame Picasso


Madame Picasso by Anne Girard

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) The mesmerizing and untold story of Eva Gouel, the unforgettable woman who stole the heart of the greatest artist of our time.

When Eva Gouel moves to Paris from the countryside, she is full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Though young and inexperienced, she manages to find work as a costumer at the famous Moulin Rouge, and it is here that she first catches the attention of Pablo Picasso, a rising star in the art world.

A brilliant but eccentric artist, Picasso sets his sights on Eva, and Eva can’t help but be drawn into his web. But what starts as a torrid affair soon evolves into what will become the first great love of Picasso’s life.

With sparkling insight and passion, Madame Picasso introduces us to a dazzling heroine, taking us from the salon of Gertrude Stein to the glamorous Moulin Rouge and inside the studio and heart of one of the most enigmatic and iconic artists of the twentieth century.

Simply put, this story is about Eva Gouel who was a French farm girl that moved to Paris pre-WWI. There she became a costume designer at the Moulin Rouge and became Picasso’s greatest love.

I admit that I don’t usually follow all the great artists but even I knew who Picasso was. But I know nothing anything about Eva Gouel and was hesitant to read this book. I’m so glad to have read this book. Eva is an amazing woman. I loved the descriptions of her life and seeing how she had doubts on her relationship with Pablo. You can tell that there has been a lot of research done on Eva’s life.

This is a wonderful book. It is a must read for everyone.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

For more information or to purchase Madame Picasso be sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.


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