Friday, February 15, 2019

Review: Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces @kittyhawkworld

TITLE: Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces
SERIES: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5
AUTHOR: Iain Reading
RELEASE DATE: February 14th 2015
FORMAT: paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces is the eagerly anticipated fifth instalment of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency book series. This series features the intrepid teenage seaplane pilot and amateur detective Kitty Hawk as she continues in the footsteps of Nancy Drew and Amelia Earhart on her epic flight around the world.
After meeting up with an old friend in the eternal city of Rome, Kitty Hawk unexpectedly stumbles (almost literally) into a bizarre mystery involving creepy disembodied voices, secret hidden rooms, unbreakable mathematical codes, ominous chain-smoking strangers and an array of plundered artworks by such famous masters as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh - all of it wrapped up and entwined in an enigmatic riddle hanging in plain sight right in front of everyone's noses.
With the help of friends both old and new, Kitty Hawk follows a trail of cryptic clues that leads her on a breathless tour across a quintessentially European landscape - from ancient Roman Italy to the darkest corners of Germany, Austria and beyond.
As with the previous books in the series, this new installment is perfect for firing the imaginations of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history, this exhilarating adventure will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they attempt to help Kitty Hawk try and solve the extraordinarily bizarre Mystery of the Masterpieces. 


Kitty Hawk is now in Rome and her friend Charlie happens to be there too. As usual, she and her friend will manage to end up caught in an adventure and solving mysteries. They meet two friendly siblings who invite them to their house. A simple invitation will the start point for the new quest. Stolen paintings, Second World War, Spies, and cryptic radio messages will be the mix for this book.

Kitty seems more mature in every new book, I can see her now as a grown-up young woman with a bright future ahead. Charlie is a great partner in this installment and I love that despite they have a great relationship, it was not necessary to add a romantic element to it.

This one is the darkest books in the series, it had more serious moments, especially because of the places she visits, the topics it includes and what's behind the stolen paintings.

Another great book in the series. I love Kitty and would love to read more about her.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review: Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic @kittyhawkworld

TITLE: Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic
SERIES: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #4
AUTHOR: Iain Reading
RELEASE DATE: February 15th 2014
FORMAT: paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


This fourth book in the series brings Kitty to the emerald hills of Ireland where she meets a handsome stranger and is quickly swept up in a perplexing hundred-year-old family treasure hunt involving secret codes and puzzling clues that lead her on a fast-paced adventure that carries her from Dublin to London - from the decks of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic to the temples of ancient Egypt and the streets of Jack the Ripper - until she finally unlocks the mystery and discovers the long-hidden treasure. Much like the earlier books in this series, Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is a perfect book to fire the imaginations of armchair detectives of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history the reader will find themselves immersed in brand new worlds that are brought to life before their very eyes as Kitty Hawk experiences the stories and history of a doomed ocean liner and unravels the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic

Kitty Hawk continues in her flight around the world and this time she arrives in Ireland where she meets a lovely and handsome young man who needs her help to find a treasure lost in the legendary Titanic. A series of discoveries and travels to London, Dublin and other places will unravel secrets, hidden stories, and lots of forgotten facts about the ship and its passengers.

It's been a while since I've read the previous book but once I've started reading it felt like no time had passed by, it was like meeting an old friend after a while. Kitty is a strong, intelligent and human young woman. She is one of those people you want to keep in your life, her sense of adventure and desire to help others takes her in the craziest and most incredible journeys.

It only took me a day to read it, the suspense and intrigue kept me reading for hours. I couldn't stop, I wanted to know more and more. And every new clue brought more action to the story. And there were so many facts I didn't know about the Titanic and what happened after the sinking that every new revelation was a pleasant surprise.

I love the book and jumped right into the next one. Iain created an excellent character and writes the best adventures. Kitty is definitely one of my favorite fictional woman in the world.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Starfall @rmandersonbooks

TITLE: Starfall
SERIES: The Starfall Chronicles Book One
AUTHOR: R.M. Anderson
RELEASE DATE: July 10th 2018 
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


Radianne Timblebrooke has grown bored with life as she knows it and aches for something more: Adventure, a path of her own, and... maybe... even true love?
On one fateful evening, a blinding light falls into her world and changes it all, bringing the adventure she longed for and much more.
In a race against time to the stars, Radianne discovers beauty, love, strength, and a force that threatens to cover her world in shadows. Little does she know that adventure comes at a cost... a cost that will bring her to the brink of losing everything.

R.M. Anderson grew up in Illinois with a love for reading, writing, fantasy and imagining worlds populated by talking animals and magical creatures.

After graduating from Northern Illinois University, she worked for two years as an English teacher in Taiwan. She considers those few years to be dear and transformative chapters in her own life story.

Her faith is an important part of who she is, and is often an inspiration in her writing.

She currently lives in a renovated 1800s farmhouse in northern Illinois with her husband, their daughter, and their dog.


A star has fallen from the sky and Radianne will go on a quest to find a way to send him back home. It will be a journey full of colorful and different creatures, with obstacles and important lessons. ¨Starfall¨ is an easy to read and light fantasy perfect for young readers and adults alike.

Radianne always dreamt with big adventures and seeing the world, and when Blinks falls right in front of her it feels like a dream come true. Blink needs to go home as soon as possible and the best choice is travel to a faraway land and to ask the Queen for a favor. On their way, they will meet other wanderers and peculiar creatures.

This one is a super clean, innocent and entertaining fantasy. The writing style is good and it's easy to read more than one chapter in one sit. There are action and romance but all in a measure to make it acceptable for all ages.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Review: Sexual Misconduct @bethanybazile

TITLE:Sexual Misconduct
SERIES: The Complete Series
AUTHOR: Bethany Bazile
RELEASE DATE: August 5th 2014
PUBLISHER: Bethany Bazile
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook


Volume I: Insomnia
I was arrogant, pushy, controlling, and I was fine with that. What I couldn't control were my dreams. Memories haunted me there.
Even after over a decade, I found I couldn't outrun them. Returning to the place they lived only seemed to trigger a landslide. I couldn't focus, couldn't sleep. Some people drank a warm cup of milk, cuddled up with a book, or threw back a couple shots.
I fucked my way to sleep.
Every single night, I lost myself in pussy. For a long time, it was the only way I knew to get to sleep. But it was getting less and less effective. I slept shorter periods of time before the dreams started.
There was only one hope for my insomnia, and she was sexy, intelligent, and unexpected. I wanted to exhaust myself in her sexy little body and let her soothe me to sleep.
The only problem... she was my therapist, and I'd have to break her code of conduct and totally corrupt her before I made her mine.

Volume II: Underneath It All
Avery was unexpected but exactly what I needed. She gave me hope again, made me feel things I thought died over a decade ago.
I was reverting back to the man I used to be. The man who destroyed lives to keep the one person who meant everything to him.
My secrets were piling up. I didn't know how long I'd be able to maintain it all.
But I knew I'd do anything to keep her.
There was only one way to hold on to her. I had to let her see who I was underneath it all.

Volume III: Lie To Me
It was all too much. There was no way I could keep piling up these lies without it all tumbling down.
I was desperate to keep her, even if it meant I had to lie to her. But when everything unravels, the only thing that can save us is the truth in our love.

Bethany Bazile reads, writes, and lives in the Northeast with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music. She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realizes the sun came up, but the loss of sleep was so worth it. When she isn't reading, she’s conjuring up steamy love scenes and hot romance stories to share with fellow romance lovers. She can’t function without her cup of coffee and operates on a vampire-like time-frame.

Xander has been having problems to sleep for years and his remedy is sex, but it only works for a while, nightmares still hunt him and it taking its toll on him. When some woman advised him to visit a therapist he seems reluctant at first but ends up going and give it a try. Of course that when he sees the sexy woman behind the desk all of his control goes out of the window. Avery is a professional who never had problems doing her work but Xander pushes all of her buttons.

Avery and Xander will start a crazy relationship full of passion, heat, secrets, and so many sex scenes that my reader almost burnt out. I really enjoyed the sex element of this story. If you have a fragile heart, be careful!!! It's amazing how much passion the writer can transmit with her words. Their interaction is HOT and so sexy, I was so dragged by it that hours flew by.

The plot is good, a bit predictable for me, but solid and complete nevertheless. The author reveals the secrets at the right moments to create suspense and bring tension to the story. I really liked that the three volumes were together in just one book because I couldn't stop reading and would have hated waiting for the next book.

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