First off I want to thank Didi Oviatt for gifting me an eARC of Search for Maylee. Didi did not ask me for a review. I am reviewing this simply because I want to spread the word on how amazing this book was! I was first intrigued by Didi’s work by reading her blog and reading her book The Suspenseful Collection Volume 1 that she collaborated with Kim Knight. I was shocked by Didi’s work especially that she is relatively new to the literary world. Thank you so much for gifting me the Search for Maylee eARC Didi!!! Search for Maylee is available for pre-order on Amazon, Smashwords, IBOOKS, & Barnes & Noble!📚😍📱💖🖎📖 Summary: Autumn is still traumatized by the sudden disappearance of her niece Maylee. After 3 years Autumn has never lost hope that Maylee could still be alive even with the lead detective Chance says there is no more that can be done. Autumn has an intense bond with Maylee because she practically raised her instead of Maylee’s coldhearted and drug addicted mother. Autumn comes across a piece of evidence after all this time, a promising address that could be a lead to open this cold case wide open. Autumn packs up her loved beach side home left by her late husband and puts it for sale so she can move to Colorado to track down the lead. She has to settle with a small one bedroom and limited funds. Autumn knows the risks and the pain of leaving behind her job and loved ones but does what she needs to for Maylee. On the way out of town with her simple necessities she stops by to let Detective Chance know where she’s going and what she’s after. He wants to talk her out of it to save her but he knows more than he’s saying. Read Search for Maylee by Didi Oviatt to see what lays ahead for Autumn and what suspense is waiting for her at her destination. Is there still hope for Maylee? Can Autumn find love through this chaos? How dark and demented is the case at hand?
Okay, first off I got to say WOW!!! I give this book 5+ stars out of 5! This is one of best books I have read if not the best. I really enjoy cold case stories and the process of how it’s solved. This book had me turning pages like crazy I finished it in less than 2 days!!! It would have been one day if I didn’t have technical difficulties with my kindle.😒 Search for Maylee made me smile😊, touched my heart😍, made the hairs on the back of my neck stick up😮 and made me cry😢. The author was so great at expressing Autumn’s emotions📝. I felt like I was living her emotions and feeling her anxiety. I felt Autumn’s love. There was romance, mystery and suspense in this book. The ending broke my heart in more ways than one. All I can say Didi keep the books coming, I would follow you anywhere!!!
Charley Davidson aka The Grim Reaper is awakened in the middle of the night by a dead woman that has no idea what has happened to her or who she is. Just another day for Charley Davidson as she forces herself out of bed to help this distressed woman, find out who she is and how she died.
I give this short novella 4.5 stars out of 5. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and got right to this novella. I enjoy reading novellas occasionally because you can get a good read in quickly. This book was that short and sweet. I felt that I could connect to this story because I in a way experienced having to make a choice to sacrifice my life for another if that’s how it turned out. My son’s father battles type 1 diabetes and I know the horrors and hardships that go along with it. Two weeks ago I was waiting for his status in ICU. But anyways this was a sweet story and was unexpected. The only thing that I didn’t know how I felt about that it was written from the dead lady’s point of view. But it was still great. A quick read that warmed my heart.
The Suspenseful Collection was made of eight short stories. The two authors who created this suspenseful book are fellow bloggers and do amazing collaborations together! What’s even more awesome is these two ladies created these suspenseful short stories without any disscusion and/or preplanning, one author starts the story and the other author finishes! I loved this concept and loved how they created these page turners on the opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This book has a story for whatever genre you are craving. The Suspenseful Collection brings you variety and page turning suspense!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! With this book I couldn’t even tell there were two different authors writing each story. The erotica in this story had me like”Lawsy me.. Yummy” I liked that it was more on the kinky side and enjoyed the girl on girl action. These stories took me on a great ride; it warmed my heart, took me on adventures, made the hairs stick up on the back of neck, was so intense it seemed like it was written with a razor, had me in complete utter shock and had me craving MORE! I can’t wait to read more of the authors’ work. In fact I downloaded them all on my kindle already! I recommend this book to anyone. Thanks Didi and Kim for the ride of a lifetime!
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Charlotte Davidson works with the police force and is a private investigator but her most interesting job is that she is The Grim Reaper. So you’re thinking Grim Reaper that’s a pretty scary title must be some crazy lady who is dark and mysterious. Well my lovelies, you would be wrong. Charley Davidson is sarcastically hilarious, kind hearted, a fast healing, puts her foot in her mouth, names her breast and a hot mess of a woman. In First Grave on the Right she is introduced and wakes up from an erotic dream that feels oh so real and oh so yummy but the dream is interrupted by her Uncle Bob calling because of a double homicide. But of course there’s a dead guy in her room, just another day in the life of Charley Davidson. She is brought on the case with the local police department as a “consultant” to investigate 3 lawyers that were executed. Along with her different cases Charley is reunited with a creature that is so beautiful yet so dark and she is lost on what kind of being he is. At least she has help with the conquest with a dead 13 year old gang banger, her best friend and receptionist Cookie, a sexy skip tracer and good old Uncle Bob. Will Charley Davidson crack open this investigation and be able to find out what creature has been following her? Will she fall through her adventures flat on her face and escape death? Will she fall in love with something that she can’t quite explain. Read The First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones to find out and have the ride of your life.
I give this book 5 out of 5 laughing my big behind off stars! Charley has to be one of the best characters I have come in contact with! Charley and I share some qualities; we both live for sarcasm, love others to a fault and name our lady parts! On my chest I introduce you to Wilma and Betty and for my ovaries we have Scrambled and Toast. Now with introductions out of the way this has to be one of my favorite books thus far I would recommend to anyone especially if you like paranormal romance/humor!
“I went down like a drunken cowgirl trying to line dance to Metallica.”
“Just because I see dead people doesn’t mean I want to be dead people.”
“Oh she liked me, every inch”
Claire Washburn, Chief Medical Examiner thinks it’s going to be a busy night at the morgue when two bodies show up at the morgue but she is even more surprised when only one of them is dead! Since Lindsay Boxer is away on a much needed vacation with her husband Joe, Rich Conklin takes on the case of millionaress that returns from the dead was found in a hotel left for dead with her lover(not her husband) dead on top of her. This book ends up being more surprising by the minute as Detective Conklin and the rest of the Women’s Murder Club try to find the murderer.
This book was more 3.5 out of 5 stars. I have enjoyed and read all of the Women’s Murder Club books and have enjoyed them thoroughly. I usually like reading these bookshots when I am looking for something quick to read. I felt this book had potentially to be a great story but because it was 100-150 pages long it lacked in sustenance. If you are reading all the Women’s Murder Club books it won’t hurt if you miss this these novellas in between. Can’t wait until the next adventure with the Women’s Murder Club!