Friday, December 26, 2014

Jacqueline's review of The Starhawk Chronicles by Joseph Madden

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- The Starhawk Chronicles by Joseph Madden

Overall star rating, from 1-5 ---  5






About the book:
The year is 2283. 

Though more than a quarter-century has passed since the end of the last war, the Galactic Confederation is still busy picking up the pieces. Whole sectors of the galaxy remain lawless, rife with corruption and greed. The criminal element has a well-established foothold on these sectors. 

It is a good time to be a bounty hunter. 

Jesse Forster and the crew of the STARHAWK are some of the best bounty hunters in the business. Kayla Karson is a young independent hunter out to make a name for herself. Their paths collide as both take up pursuit of the leaders of the Nexus Gang, the galaxy's most brutal crime syndicate. An uneasy alliance is formed as the two undertake the most difficult hunt of their careers. Great rewards are to be claimed, if they don't kill each other in the process.  

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 30 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

My review:
This is an absolutely wonderful book, a great classic science fiction story that you don't run across much anymore.  It has a cast of characters that you'll love, and the action will grab your attention from beginning to end.  

This is a science fiction writer to follow, one of my new fave authors.  It's has great action throughout the book, great characters, and a great ending.  This book has it all.  If you're a sci-fi fan, you'll love this book.  I highly recommend it.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- science fiction
Age recommendations -- 15 and up
Sex content rating -- not applicable
Violence rating -- moderate

Where to buy it and links:




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jacqueline reviews Santa Takes A Wife by Betsy J. Bennett

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- Santa Takes A Wife by Betsy J. Bennett

My 1-5 star rating  --  5


About the book:
He was Santa Claus...wasn't he?

Nicholas St. Noel knew what to do to make children happy and he knew where every gift in his over-packed sleigh had to go until one Christmas when there was a gift he could not deliver.

It was time to choose a wife.

Beth Anderson believes in Christmas and in Santa Claus. She'd been relentlessly teased her whole life since she caught the real Santa as a child. But was she willing to give up her family and move to the North
Pole and live with a thousand miserable elves?

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 30 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

My review:
I so thoroughly enjoyed this book.  I love books like this, and author Betsy J. Bennett does an excellent job of finding a new take on Santa.  The story is truly delightful, and one that I will more than likely re-read next Christmas.  But it's a great read any time of the year.  I love reading Christmas books around the holiday season, and this one is a true 5 star winner! 

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- romance, christmas
Age recommendations -- 17 and up
Sex content rating -- moderate
Violence rating -- none

Buy links



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jacqueline's review of Hired for Christmas by Genevieve Scholl

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- Hired for Christmas (The Naughty North Pole Novels) By Genevieve Scholl

Overall star rating, from 1-5 ---  5


About the book:
Holli Day had really screwed up her life when she had called her ex-boyfriend crazy and stormed off; never talking to him again, until she came running to the North Pole to beg for him to give her a second chance. When he declared his love for Cindy, Holli thought her heart had shattered into a million pieces at her feet. But, that’s what she got for not believing in him. 

Now, he’s marrying Cindy and Holli isn’t invited. Except, Trent’s best friend, Garrett, needs a date to the wedding and he’s desperate; desperate enough to ask Holli and risk the wrath of the groom. 

The last thing that she wants to do is see Trent get married, but then Garrett offers her something in return that she can’t refuse; money to get her home for the holidays. 

What will happen when she walks into that ceremony on Garrett’s arm?

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 30 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review:
  • Great sequel to a great book.
  • Loved this one immensely!
  • Author is one of my faves.
  • A delightfully different take on santa claus.
  • Definitely read other book first.
  • Great book which continues the story of the first book, only this time it is the best man and the old girlfriend getting together. 
  • And they have some wonderful adventures together.  Just simply a great Christmas romance novel, the second in what is shaping up to be a fantastic series.  
Reader Recommendations
Genre -- holiday romance
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- spicy
Violence rating -- nil, zilch

Where to buy it:

http://www.amazon.com/Hired-Christmas-Naughty-North-Novels-ebook/dp/B00GYGE90G/

http://www.amazon.com.au/Hired-Christmas-Naughty-North-Novels-ebook/dp/B00GYGE90G

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hired-Christmas-Naughty-North-Novels-ebook/dp/B00GYGE90G

http://www.amazon.in/Hired-Christmas-Naughty-North-Novels-ebook/dp/B00GYGE90G/