Saturday, May 9, 2015

Shattered by Dani Pettrey

Second book in this it in ONE day...absolutely loving this series.  

From Booklist

This is Pettrey’s exciting follow-up to the adventure-filled Submerged (2012). Readers rejoin the McKenna family as they search for the real killer of the woman their brother, whose innocence looks dubious, is accused of murdering. Piper McKenna knows her brother is innocent and will do anything it takes to prove it. A family friend, Deputy Landon Grainger, will do anything it takes to protect Piper, so the two set off on a harrowing journey to track the true murderer. With the family backing them up from Yancey, Alaska, Piper and Landon set out from western Canada, traveling down to California and then back up to Oregon on their quest for the truth. Despite the mounting danger, the two start to question their feelings for each other. Will their search be for love as well as for justice? With the drama of an Alaskan winter as her setting, Pettrey once again blends suspense, romance, and mystery into a fast-paced story that will keep readers on their toes. --Carolyn Richard

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

This is my first foray into inspirational fiction, and truth be told, if I had known ahead of time that this was considered "inspirational" I probably wouldn't have read it.  A very wise librarian once told me that  you cannot condemn a genre until you have read is that true.  I picked this up because it was mentioned during a workshop I attended on romance fiction, and I actually really, really liked it.  First the mystery element is outstanding, the author did a great job of building suspense.  The romance was spot on, it created that wonderful fluttery feeling (and just left out the steamy part...which was actually refreshing).  Now if you are totally against any religious element in your novels, this is not for you...she doesn't drown you with it but it is definitely there.

Book Description via Amazon

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers.

Yancey, Alaska was a quiet town...until the truth of what was hidden in the depths off the coast began to appear.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a small town. She's returned to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash and is determined not to stay even an hour more than necessary. But then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can handle the deep-sea dives and helping the police recover evidence. He can even handle the fact that a murderer has settled in his town and doesn't appear to be moving on. But dealing with the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart, but she is not the same girl who left Yancey. He let her down, but he's not the same guy she left behind. Can they move beyond the hurts of their pasts and find a future together?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

So I was mildly embarrassed when my 13 year old daughters both said "MOM WHY ARE YOU READING THAT?!?!"  But that aside, I am in love with this series, it reminds me of Charlaine Harris' True Blood series (the books, NOT the tv show).  The writing is funny, the Alaskan setting is perfect and the characters absolutely make the book.    For fans of paranormal romance, this is one not to be missed!

Book Description via Amazon

Northern Exposure 

Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble. 

For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question. 

If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .