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The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Synopsis:

From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

comes a Horribly Sunny Mystery, The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant.

 

NOBODY MESSES WITH HIS LIBRARIAN. . .

Who killed Michael Vanderhorst’s maker? It’s a darn good question. But when the trail brings Michael to hellishly sunny Phoenix, Arizona, his biggest problem soon becomes a cute little librarian he can’t seem to stay away from. He’s never met a bigger danger magnet! Even her book cart has it out for her. And is that the drug cartel following her around, too? “Dear God, woman! What have you gotten yourself into?”

Things go from bad to worse when local vampires won’t play nice.

Can this four-hundred-year-old vampire keep his librarian safe and himself out of hot water? Can he bring his maker’s killer to justice? Yesterday, he would’ve said yes. But yesterday, he didn’t have a strange connection with a librarian. Yesterday, people weren’t trying to kill her.

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Yall this book.  I’ve read a lot of Mimi’s books and loved every one of them but this one might be my favorite.  I know, I LOVED the OHHellNO series and I’m still waiting for the next book and the Happy Pants series makes me smile.  Not to mention that God of Wine is still one of my all-time favorite books.  But yall, again, you MUST read this book.  But be warned, this is not a romance.  It’s a cozy mystery with a dash of paranormal that has humor, heart, and characters that you will fall in love with from the beginning.  Plus, go ahead, lick your screen because of the cover.  I’ll wait.

This is actually how I pictured Michael.  Sexy, smoldering and those eyes.  Hypnotic.  Plus, he is intelligent.  I also liked that he really did care for Lulu.  But I will be honest, I’m sure if I buy the whole, she was made for him.  While they had that one behind closed door episode, I still feel like Miriam is the woman for him.  Of course, since there is no romance in the book, I can’t wait to see how Ms. Pamfiloff continues this little triangle in future books.  Oh yes, I will pre-order this series and I don’t like vampire books.  What makes this one so special is that the vamps are real people with real emotions.  Michael, Lulu and even Mr. Nice (OMG!!!  I about lost my *h*t with him.  I was laughing until I had tears!) had them.  It was refreshing to see that even though the vamps had their rules, procedures, and council, they could still not be douches about what the other vampires were going through.

Miriam at times, I really wanted to slap.  And being a danger magnet would be putting it mildly.  The twist at the end with her so-called boyfriend was inspired but I really felt like she didn’t want to listen to Michael or even Lulu about what was going on.  Needless to say that Michael and Lulu really had to play it cool when it came to what they really were and why stuff was happening to her in the end.  Again, Ms. Pamfiloff does an awesome job with all the twists in the story.  Some are truly OMG moments and the others are more subtle.  I normally don’t gravitate to the cozy mystery books but with this series, I’m a believer.  It was a blast to follow Michael and try to figure out what the heck was going on.  Did I mention the books?  *sigh*

Again, yall.  Read this book.  It’s Ms. Pamfiloff at her finest.  Humor, heart, and plot that makes sense, has all the feels with just a hint of what is to come.  Bravo!

 

About the Author

MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men

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Happy Book Birthday to When Ash Remains by Dena Garson w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @DenaGarson

 When Ash Remains

By Dena Garson

A paranormal, Native American, historical romance

Release Date:  March 2, 2017

 

Blurb:

A warrior with a mission

There isn’t a buffalo or deer that Kajika cannot take down. So when his cousin is slaughtered he relishes the chance to track down the killer. The trail leads him to a woman with gifts he has trouble believing in. Despite their differences he cannot fight his instinct to protect her from all threats – even those he cannot see. That drive even rivals his desire to explore every inch of her body.

A woman with a destiny

Knowing the spirits will protect her, Ahyoka allows the handsome warrior to take her to be questioned by his chief about the unexplained deaths in their village. He may not believe in her abilities but he is one of the few who doesn’t treat her like something to be feared or shunned. He awakens feelings that make her yearn for things she thought she’d never have. Her biggest fear is that once he learns the full extent of her gifts he will reject her like most of her tribe did.

A killer twisted by hurt and anger

Kajika and Ahyoka must work together to find the one responsible for the string of deaths in and around their villages. Faith, trust, and even a little bit of love will be needed to defeat the killer and right the wrongs committed in the pursuit of power and revenge.

 

 

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Excerpt:

Copyright @DENA GARSON 2017

Awake Spirit Talker.

A man.

He watches.

A man.

He comes.

A man.

He hunts.

Ahyoka listened to the sounds of the spirits around her. Even without their warning, she would have sensed the presence in the shadows.

She rolled to her side and looked to where she knew he crouched. The darkness hid his features from her eyes, but his spirit radiated from the fire that burned within him. Never before had she met someone with such a potent life force.

Even her brother’s wasn’t as intense as this man’s, and her family descended from a line of powerful shamans.

Did he mean her harm? Or was he just passing through?

Without taking her eyes off the place where he hid, she groped behind her for the knife she had been using before she dozed off. The apples she ate sat heavy in her belly as she contemplated whether she should run or just face whoever it was.

The crunch of leaves from her left drew her attention. No sooner had her vision shifted than a blur from the place the man had hid raced toward her. She rolled as her father had taught her to do in order to minimize the impact of the assault. At the same time, she pulled her knife and tried to put it between her and her attacker. The man grabbed her wrist and pinned it to the ground, rendering her weapon useless.

Her heart pounded in her chest and a roar sounded in her ears. Who was this man?

She fought to free herself from his hold but found he outmatched her in size, speed, and strength. In an alarmingly short span of time, she found herself pinned beneath one of the most handsome men she had ever seen. She pushed aside her shock and renewed her efforts. “Get off of me!” Even the attractiveness of his face didn’t deter her from ramming her head into his nose.

He loosened his grip on her and covered his face as he mumbled some expletive.

She used this distraction to her advantage and bucked him to one side so she could wiggle free. Before she could get to her feet and scamper away, he grabbed her by the ankle.

“Let go!” She kicked at his hand with her other foot, trying to break his hold.

As she struggled with the warrior, two more men appeared from out of the surrounding trees. “Do you need help, Kajika?” the taller of the two men asked. The laughter in his tone suggested their struggle amused him.

Ahyoka renewed her efforts to break free of the first man’s grip. “Who are you and what do you want?”

The warrior kept his hold of her even as he climbed to his feet. “Who are you and what were you doing in our village?”

Ahyoka stopped struggling. “In your village? What village?”

“Don’t play dumb with me. We tracked you here.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” She pointed to the bank just behind them. “I’ve been following the river all day. I stopped to rest when I realized how far I’d come. Where is your village?”

Now that he had released her, she could see the rest of the man who had interrupted her peace and quiet. Her eyes traveled up the length of his legs. She skimmed over the short deer skin he wore about his waist and tried not to speculate about what might be hidden beneath. His bow hung across his broad chest, making her wonder how he managed to squeeze into such a narrow span. Every line of his chest and belly could be seen clearly. If she wanted, she could count each one even from where she sat.

Something stirred within her and made her heart skip a beat. That same something counteracted her impulse to escape.

About the Author:

Dena Garson is an award winning author of contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance. She holds a BBA and a MBA in Business and works in the wacky world of quality and process improvement. Making up her own reality on paper is what keeps her sane.

She is the mother of two rowdy boys, two rambunctious cats (AKA the fuzzy jerks), and a loving Labrador. When she isn’t writing you can find her at her at the sewing machine or stringing beads. She is also a devoted Whovian and Dallas Cowboys fan.

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Video Interview & #Review of Deception Island by Judith B. Boss w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

 Deception Island

by Judith B. Boss

 

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GENRE: Romantic Suspense

 

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BLURB:

 

While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave. Before Rachel can respond, bandits storm the desert dig site. Just as they are about to seize Rachel, a helicopter appears with Trevor Brookenridge, a handsome polar geophysicist sent by his Aunt Grace to bring Rachel to Antarctica. Sparks fly, but Rachel already has a fiancé. Rachel must decide who she can trust when a group of bioterrorists engaged in secret genetic experiments in an abandoned World War II Nazi base under the Antarctic ice sheet come after the pendant–and her. For it seems everyone knows a secret Rachel does not, one which will change her life forever.

 

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EXCERPT:

 

Rachel peered over the rail as the hydrofoil eased into a slip at a floating dock.  Whalebones on the floor of the bay, from the days whaling ships used the harbor, could be seen through the clear water.  As usual, the beach near the dock was bustling with penguins.  A Snow-Cat, a sleek, bullet-shaped vehicle with yellow stripes painted on it, was parked just above the beach line.

 

As they disembarked and started up the beach toward an awaiting Snow-Cat, some of the gentoo penguins scattered, lurching and stumbling over the cobblestones.  Others raised their bright orange beaks in protest.

 

“The penguins seem particularly jumpy today,” remarked one of the crew.  “Like something spooked them during the night.”

 

Two men unloaded what looked like a body bag from the Snow-Cat and loaded it on the hydrofoil.

 

In the distance beyond a ridge, Rachel noticed a small hut silhouetted by the low sun.  “That’s the Argentinean hut,” said Antonio, shouldering his overnight bag.  After saying a quick farewell to them, he slipped on a pair of snowshoes and headed up to the hut.

 

“All aboard,” one of the men said.  He reached out a hand and helped Rachel climb up into the cab of the Snow-Cat.

 

From her seat on the Snow-Cat, Rachel could see the skittish penguins watching the receding vehicle wind its way up to Shackleton Station.  What had upset them?  The very air seemed to bristle with angst.  She glanced over at Trevor sitting across from her, but he didn’t seem to notice anything amiss.

 

Talk about whiplash.  This book gave it to me.  Don’t get me wrong, I liked it but dang there is still a lot to absorb.  There is so much going on that at first, I truly thought it would be a straight romantic suspense book but nope.  Ms. Boss kicked it up a zillion notches and well, I’m still trying to process it.

Forgive me if my review is a little shorter than normal.  If I even try to not spoil it, I will eventually.  Again, there is so much going on but here are a few things that I can talk about.

  1.  The setting – I’ve never liked the cold but Ms. Ross has captured my attention with her descriptions of Antarctica.  Would I ever want to go there?  Maybe not but I love when an author has first-hand knowledge of where the story setting is.  Bravo.
  2.   Rachel – I really liked her.  Smart, sexy and dynamic.  She is no damsel in distress and can take care of herself.
  3.   Trevor – I’m still trying to figure him out but oh my…a sexy nerd.
  4.   The romance is almost too light (in my book) but after Rachel seeing her fiance is NOT what he seems, I can see why Ms. Ross wrote it that way.
  5.   This book has Nazis, science fiction, paranormal, thriller and suspense elements in it.  And yes all that and more.  Like I said, there is a lot going on and at times, some of it didn’t seem possible.  But seriously, where there are Nazis and sci/fi…anything can happen.  And does..
  6.   The book never stops.  From the first page to the end, it is non-stop action.  I had to close the Kindle a couple of times to catch my breath and take a break.  It was that intense and insane for me.  😉

Overall, I really enjoyed the book.  Fast paced, intense and did I mention penguins?  I love penguins.

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Judith Boss (née Wager) was born in the village of Honeoye Falls, south of Rochester, New York in the heart of wine country. She attended elementary school in Irondequoit, where her family moved when she was two.

 

When not in school, she enjoyed wandering the woods and fields around her home and picking beans for 25¢ a basket for Mr. King, who owned the truck farm behind her house. She also loved hiking and camping and was active in the Girl Scouts throughout high school.

 

An avid writer, when Judy was 11 years old she wrote and illustrated her first “novel,” a story about her beloved parakeet “Sparky.” My Little Sparky was followed by several other short novels and a book of poems.

 

Following graduation from high school, Judy attended the University of Rochester for a few years before dropping out and emigrating to Australia. Both of Judy’s daughters were born in Australia. She also finished her B.A. in philosophy and anthropology at the University of Western Australia.

 

From Australia, the family moved to Nova Scotia, Canada for graduate school. After graduate school, Judy worked for eight years as a writer/researcher for the Nova Scotia Museum. In 1979, Judy and her two daughters moved to Newport, Rhode Island where she continued to work as a writer. She also worked as a lecturer for several years at the University of Rhode Island before going back to full-time writing.

 

Judy currently lives in rural Rhode Island with her family and Corgi. An avid traveler, she has traveled with students from the University Of Rhode Island and Brown Medical School to work with undeserved, indigenous people in Guatemala and Mexico. Her favorite travel destination, however, is Antarctica.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_A._Boss

https://www.amazon.com/Deception-Island-Judith-Boss/dp/1628308680

http://www.omnimysterynews.com/2016/08/a-conversation-with-suspense-novelist-judith-a-boss-5fdbf5b0.html

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