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Book Review: The Suspicious Spouse November 11, 2010

Posted by Jaidis in 4 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, GoodReads, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
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I recently won a copy of The Suspicious Spouse by Keith Jones in a giveaway on GoodReads. I originally entered the giveaway because I was intrigued with the description of the book as I haven’t read anything that had the main character portraying both male and female characters.

Hesitantly peeking inside the covers, I soon found myself being pulled into the novel as mysteries began to unfold and I began to have my own questions and suspicions, just as Christina/Christopher did. Though a few parts seemed to be heavy with needless detail, all in all I feel as though Keith Jones did a wonderful job with this book and I look forward to reading more of his work.

I’d also like to add that I really enjoyed the cover art as the single image of both Christina/Christopher adds a bit of intrigue.

The Suspicious Spouse is available by Salvo Press on December 1, 2010. To get your copy, visit Amazon

Available now on Kindle!

My Rating:

Happy Reading,

Jaidis

The Suspicious Spouse October 31, 2010

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First I want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! I love this time of year! Be safe on all of your trick or treating endeavors :)

Also, I wanted to let everyone know that I won another book in a giveaway on GoodReads! I’ve said it once…okay maybe more than once…but you all really should sign up on GoodReads.com. Anyway, here is the information on this new book.

Product Description (Taken from Amazon):

Christopher Jenson just wants to write the great American novel, but he suffers from an infernal case of writer’s block. To make ends meet, he offers loss prevention services as Christina Jenner or Christopher Jenson, depending upon the needs of his clients. As Christina, he assists cheapskate Franklin Benton to unravel a host of mysterious activities in his family business. Desperate for income, he agrees as Christopher to prove Miriam Smithers’ suspicions that her husband, Bob, was murdered. Her shady behavior makes her the prime suspect, particularly when she discloses that she will receive a massive insurance payout if Bob was murdered. Will Christopher/Christina be Miriam’s next victim if she is the killer? His investigations overlap as he scrambles to keep Christina’s identity separate from Christopher’s persona. He might need both identities to save him from a relentless killer.

Be sure to check back for my review of this book!

Blessings,

Jaidis

Book Review: Blood of a Werewolf October 28, 2010

Posted by Jaidis in 5 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, GoodReads, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
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I recently won my very own signed copy of Blood of a Werewolf by T. Lynne Tolles in a giveaway hosted through GoodReads. I was really excited to win a book that actually sounded interesting!

I sat down and began my journey with Darby O’Reilly last night and was wrapped up in that journey from cover to cover. The characters in this book are well written and have strong personalities which I love to find in books. I felt instantly connected with Darby and her sister Rowan who are witches in the story. I love that this book has aspects of magic through out it and it really made my pagan heart love this book that much more. The perfect amounts of love, romance and flirtation are swirled through out the perfect amounts of hate, anger and frustration to create this beautifully written book.

My only issue with this book isn’t as much of an issue with the book as it is then just a pet peeve of mine, and that comes in the form of grammatical errors. However, this pet peeve of mine has nothing to do with how wonderfully written this book is as grammatical errors are to be expected as they are often overlooked during certain editing stages. I would definitely suggest this book to all of those book lovers out there who are looking for a good vampire love story, sprinkled with magic! It was truly a pleasure for me to read and I will definitely be reading the next books in the series as I am excited as to what happens next! Great job T. Lynne Tolles! Thank you so much for sharing your written words with us!

Please visit T. Lynne Tolles website to learn more about this book and the others she has to offer!

My Rating:

Happy Reading,

Jaidis

Blood of a Werewolf October 24, 2010

Posted by Jaidis in GoodReads.
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Most days when I check my email, I go through the normal routine of deleting a ton of spam and only having one or two actual messages. Well today was the same routine, except I was surprised to find a message in my inbox from GoodReads! You remember my previous blog letting you all know about how awesome GoodReads is? If you don’t know what I mean, please go and read the post because they really are amazing..anyway, the message was letting me know that I won a giveaway!! How awesome is that? So I am super excited now to be receiving my copy of Blood of a Werewolf by T. Lynne Tolles for FREE! Below is a little information on the book incase you are wondering about it :)

Darby O’Rielly is not your typical girl next door. She and her sister are ancestral witches, but have never been taught the art of their craft in an attempt to have the girls ‘fit in’ to their tiny community. When a dark stranger and his brother enter her life, love blooms and havoc ensues. For these two handsome brothers aren’t just good looking, they are ‘born vampires’ of royal blood and they have hunters hot on their trail. When a Van Helsing wanna-be arrives and threatens Devon and Blake’s immortal lives, Darby unleashes a deadly magic in order to save them. As vengeance for killing his hunter, our villain kidnaps, Rowan, Darby’s sister and injects her with werewolf blood. Darby, Devon and Blake take a redeye to Maine to try and save her. A search then ensues to find a werewolf named Dean who isn’t exceptionally friendly or eager to help friends of vampires. Will Rowan survive her transformation or will the werewolf blood wreak havoc on her body and kill her. You’ll find out when you read this action packed urban fantasy romance novel yourself.

Want to get your own copy? Head on over to Barnes & Noble and get your copy today!

GoodReads.com October 21, 2010

Posted by Jaidis in GoodReads.
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Looking for new books to read? Or perhaps you want to know what others thought of certain books? Then check out GoodReads.com! Goodreads is a free website where you can create lists of all the books that you have read or want to read. You can read reviews, rate books, or write your own reviews so that others can see what you thought. It’s a great site to share books and I love going there! They also have some great giveaways where you can enter to win free books! I have recently entered to win some books, including the book Lazarus by Lori Titus. You can view and enter that giveaway Here. If you decide to sign up on GoodReads, be sure to add me as a friend so that we can compare books :)

Blessings,

Jaidis