Friday, December 18, 2015

Hendee's amazing Noble Dead series finds its ending with "The Night Voice"

With much relief, Magiere, Leesil, and Chap prepare to hide the last two of the powerful orbs. Once this last great task is completed, Magiere can take Leesil home to a life of peace.

Then, rumors reach them that a horde of undead creatures, slaughtering everything in their wake, are gathering in the far east regions of the Suman desert. This gathering could only be caused by the Ancient Enemy awakening.

With no other choice, Magiere tells Leesil they cannot go home yet. They must go to the desert and seek to learn if the rumors are true . . . and if so, face an awakening evil: The Night Voice.

Oh No!! Say it isn't so!! The Noble Dead series is ENDING?! I could cry, seriously. I have adored this series for years, I think I started reading about the time book 4 came out. I am going to miss my friends so much!

After years of searching, Magiere, Leesil, Chap, Wynn, Chane, Shade, and the others finally have all of the Orbs. The next question is what the heck to do with them. Unknown to these friends, their "helper" Ghassen is possessed by an evil spirit that they thought they had wiped out. He plots to get the orbs to the Ancient Enemy and use them to destroy him. He calls upon others who have been defeated by Magiere and crew to help him distract the group along the journey to the Ancient Enemy's hiding place.

The final battle takes place. And that is all I am going to say, because seriously, y'all just need to read it. this has been a great series from beginning to end, although around book 6 and 7 it was a little slow. Overall, I feel like this has been a fantastic series!! A dhampir who doesn't know she is part vampire who travels around with her half elf friend who pretends to be a vampire and she pretends to vanquish him so the town will pay them.. And then they stumble upon a real vampire, a Noble Dead.. and she finds out her own heritage.. They race around the world, making new friends and enemies everywhere they go, trying to prevent an ancient evil from coming back... Yep, it has all the elements I need in a book! 
I am saddened that the series has ended but I did enjoy the way the authors pulled all the parts together and finished it. Thank you so much for years of entertainment :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Kilts and Quilts series is back with "The Accidental Scot"

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

When her father is injured in an accident, Edinburgh engineer Pippa McDonnell comes home to Gandiegow to take over the family business, the North Sea Valve Company. Now she’s working overtime trying to fix NSV’s finances and find the cash to get her father proper medical care. 
One possibility is to accept a partnership with MTech, an American firm desperate to get their hands on her da’s innovative valve design. He was against bringing in outsiders, but Pippa is desperate enough to at least listen to MTech’s charming representative Max McKinley. 
As Christmas approaches and with the help of Gandiegow's meddling quilters, Pippa and Max slowly find themselves attracted to each other. Max seems honorable, but is he there to steal the valve design…or Pippa’s heart?

There is something about this book! I love a good Christmas romance and this one sure hit the spot! I think this was my favorite story so far from the Kilts and Quilts series! Not to mention, the cover for this book is absolutely gorgeous! Pippa has taken over the running of her father's company. She's fully trained and knows what she is doing, but scared for her father who needs medical care that they just can't afford.

Max's job is on the line; he has to seal the deal with the North Sea Valve company or lose his job. Pippa certainly is not making it easy for him. Pippa's bright idea to introduce him to the town and make him love it as much as she does so that he doesn't close the company is really a good one, but Max's job is to seal the deal, not what happens to the town afterwards. What he doesn't expect is a fiesty, warm hearted woman that he encounters. It is easy to fall for her. But she has a fiance already and his boss is riding his rear end to get this deal done.

But when his boss shows up to speed it along, things go terribly wrong. Max had a previous relationship with her and she is ruining all the good faith he has built within the town. 

I can't pin point the reason, but this story really drew me. It was, as always with Ms Griffin, absolutely hilarious. I love seeing the characters return from previous books and seeing where they are now, and how much trouble they are causing (Deidie!). I liked the characters. I could not put this book down. 

Oh, check out Ms Griffin's facebook page. She has lots of really neat giveaways. Now, its the anxious wait for the next book "The Trouble With Scotland"!