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 23281918Dry Bones (Walt Longmire – 11) by Craig Johnson

(Excerpt from Goodreads) When the largest, most complete fossil of a Tyrannosaurus Rex is discovered in Absaroka County, it would appear to have nothing to do with Walt. That is, until the Cheyenne rancher who finds her is found face down in a turtle pond. As a number of parties vie for ownership of the priceless remains, including rancher Danny Lone Elk’s family, the Cheyenne tribe, the Deputy Attorney General, and a cadre of FBI men, Walt must recruit undersheriff Victoria Moretti, Henry Standing Bear, and Dog to investigate a sixty-six million year-old cold case that’s starting to heat up fast.

Review

5 stars

We start the story with the discovery of a mostly complete T-Rex fossil. The problem is who has rights to it. Danny Lone Elk seems to be that person until he ends up dead in a turtle pond and no paperwork to back that claim. Now the town is over run with everyone from the FBI, the Cheyenne tribe, and more are on the fight to get their hands on the fossil. Then it seems like Skip Trost just has to jump in a cause more problems for Walt.

And if that wasn’t enough, Walt has family coming into town and this doesn’t look like it going to be solved by the time they get there. He also has the past chiming in to keep things even more interesting. You just learn a little of Walt’s past and although short it makes you feel for the guy.

I have watched Longmire on TV but not all of the episodes. I have always wanted to read the books and couldn’t pass up this opportunity. All I can say is Wow!!. Now I’m going to have to get the other books in this series. Just like the TV series, I got sucked in at the beginning and couldn’t put the book down. There are lots of twists and turns and I didn’t know who killed Danny Lone Elk.

This is a great series, both TV and print. Make sure to get this book, it’s the 11th in the series and I had no problem figuring out what was going on. Now I’m off to get The Cold Dish.

For more information on this series or to purchase Dry Bones be sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Craig Johnson’s website.

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

Giveaway

And now, what you have all been waiting for. I am having a giveaway for Any Other Name, book 10 in the Longmire series. It will start today and run until May 19th. Just leave your name and email address and I will draw a winner on Wednesday, May 20. The print book will then be mailed to you.

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Tantra

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Tantra (The Anu Files – 1) by Adi

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Anu is a leather wearing, no-nonsense professional guardian with a reputation for killing the most dangerous vampires in New York City. But when her enemies murder the one person she truly cared about, all she wants is vengeance. The only clue points to New Delhi, so Anu puts in for a job transfer.

In India, she finds more than she expected. For one thing, her fellow operatives have made a truce with the vampires. For another, it’s way too hot to wear leather.

At first, it seems Anu’s biggest challenge will be evading the nice boys her aunt wants her to marry. But when children start disappearing, she discovers forces older and darker than anything she’s faced before. All of Delhi is in danger, especially the sexy stranger who sets Anu’s pulse racing.

To prepare for the coming battle, Anu must overcome her personal demons and put aside years of training. This time, her most powerful weapon will come from her mind, not her weapons belt.

Anu is a guardian of New York, meaning she keeps the vampires away. Thos that get too close disappear for good. Anu is very good at her job but that also means that those she loves become targets for revenge. When her boyfriend Brian is killed Anu goes on the hunt. This leads her back home to Dehli and a whole new world for her.

Dehli vampires are not like they are back in New York. By the time Anu figures out the inner workings of the new system there is a killer planning on destroying the world with the power of Tantra. Anu is going to have to shift gears and start studying up on her Sanskrit to find a way to stop Senaka.

I love that Anu is an Indian character; you don’t really see that many characters with this background. She is really strong physically and I love how she has to shift gears to a completely new way to fight the bad guy. And if fighting to save people isn’t bad enough she also has to contend with marriage proposals from her family. Anu just can’t seem to get a break to save her life.

I enjoyed this story. There are a couple of things left open at the end but would lead into a second book easily. It’s not your typical characters and background but it really adds to the story.

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

To purchase Tantra or for more information be sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Adi’s Facebook page.

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