Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: WICKED CHARMS by Janet Evanovich!

Release Date: June 23rd, 2015

Type: Fiction, Series, Mystery, Humor, Paranormal, Lizzy is a lot of Stephanie Plum, Diesel is still the best!, Maybe Carl

About the Book: Murdered and mummified more than ninety years ago, bootlegger Collier “Peg Leg” Dazzle once found and re-hid a famous pirate’s treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice — the very item reluctant treasure seeker, Lizzy Tucker, and her partner, Diesel, have been enlisted to find. While Lizzy would just like to live a quiet, semi-normal life, Diesel is all about the hunt. And this hunt is going to require a genuine treasure map and a ship worthy of sailing the seven seas . . . or at least getting them from Salem Harbor to Maine.

Greed is eternal and insatiable, and Lizzy and Diesel aren’t the only ones searching for the lost pirate’s chest. There are people who have dedicated their entire lives to finding it, and are willing to commit murder or make a deal with the devil, just to hold the fortune in their hands. One of those people may even be Wulf, Diesel’s deceptively charming and enigmatic cousin. Wulf desires the Stone of Avarice. He also desires Lizzy. It’s hard to say how far he’s willing to go to gain either one.

It’s a swashbuckling adventure full of raiders, monkeys, minions, and mayhem. Lizzy and Diesel are going to have to do everything they can to keep their heads above water and hope they are living a charmed life. [Description from]

My Review: I started reading Janet Evanovich years ago when I picked up her Stephanie Plum series, because I wanted something mystery-ish without being too heavy. I stopped reading at book 17 because it got to the point where there was absolutely no character growth from book 1 to 17. But the paranormal and science fiction lover in me couldn't help but love the Plum holiday stories, featuring Diesel. And I jumped for joy when he was going to get his own series. Unfortunately, Lizzy is very Stephanie Plum-like, but at least Lizzy has some talents, and some sense. But the hijinks are fun, and still feel fresh, compared to the author's other long-running series.

I call this type of book a "mind break." These books are ones I pick up purely for the chuckles. They're not the best written book, and if you want high class literature, you best look elsewhere. But what they are is fun. Wicked Charms is no exception to this fun-ness. I chuckled my way through this book, and once I got two chapters in, I was hooked and didn't want to put it down. So rating this book on fun factor, I'm giving it a four. Because I enjoyed the heck out of it.

Cover Lovin': Good cover. A little plain, maybe, but it fits in with the rest of the series.

Recommendation: You need to start from book one to understand Lizzy and Diesel's mission, and where Wulf and Hatchet fit in, but this is one of those fun, silly reads that are good to cleanse your mind from heavier stuff.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5). I can't help myself. I just really enjoy this series. Sure, it's simple, but it's great fun. And everyone needs a little fun in their reading schedule from time to time.

Disclaimer: I received a free, advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Monday, July 20, 2015



Today we are featuring the cover reveal for the HOT IN THE HAMPTONS series! This series includes the titles SUMMER SINS by Jennifer Probst, SUMMER DREAMING by Liz Matis, and SUMMER TEMPTATION by Wendy S. Marcus.


will be released August 4th, 2015.

Backlit Sexy Blond Girl In White Bikini

I’m looking for a hero. Not.

You’d think as a new college grad I’d be looking for the perfect job and the perfect man. Well, I’m not. Summer is here and instead of plotting my future, I’m playing in the Hamptons with my two best friends. Sun and sex is all I’m

looking for. Then I meet Sean Dempsey, my fantasy lifeguard in the flesh. But he is more than just a hot bod with a whistle. And after he makes a daring save, I’m thinking a hero is exactly what I’ve been looking for all along.

To the rescue...

By day I guard the beaches in the Hamptons, by night I’ve had my fair share of summer flings. Then I meet Kelsey Mitchell, a girl with eyes like the setting

sun and I burn for more. Something I have no right to ask of her...forever.

Love burns hotter in the Hamptons. Come play.

Teaser - in yellow ----------------------------- summer sins by Jennifer Probst 300dpi

Summer fun before my wedding...

I have one goal this summer. Hang with my besties for some much needed sun, sand, and relaxation while I put the final touches on my idyllic wedding. I didn't count on meeting a smart-mouthed, bad boy biker whose gaze burns hotter than a beach bonfire. I never planned to lose myself, body and soul, and question my entire future. Now, I have to make a choice that’s tearing me apart, and could shatter the lives of the two men I love...

Turns into summer sins....

I have one goal this summer. CHILL. Do nothing. Nada. I need simple before I have to head into Manhattan to take on a high powered position on Wall Street. I didn't count on a dark haired, inky- eyed spitfire who'd spin my world upside down, or make me burn for things I never thought I wanted. I vowed to make her my summer fling, but had no idea she was claimed by another. And now that she possessed not only my body but my soul, the stakes are too high for me to lose her...

Love burns hotter in the Hamptons. Come play.

HITH_SummerSins ----------------------------- Portrait of a beautiful woman in bikini
Blurb: Meet Leigh DeGray... After graduating college with honors and landing the job of my dreams in New York City, I’m off to The Hamptons to spend the summer with my two best friends. My life seems perfect, right? It’s not. The truth is, I have a secret that may make the future I’d planned so carefully completely fall apart. A hot summer romance is the absolute last thing I’m looking for... Until I meet a man who tempts me like no other and shows me a hot summer romance is exactly what I need. Meet Nick Kenzy... After two years of working my ass off as a Wall Street analyst, I’m out of a job, with no warning, no thank you, and no severance. Am I angry? You’re damn right I am. So when I head to the Hamptons for the weekend to spend time with my granddad, I plan to regroup and relax before I return to the city to hit the job search hard. I don’t need any distractions. Then I meet Leigh. Suddenly, a summer temptation makes me question everything I want for my future... Love burns hotter in the Hamptons. Come play. HITH_SummerTemptation ----------------------------- HITH_Preorder


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For each book that gets to 500 adds, 5 pages of that novella will be released! 10 pages will be released after 1000 adds, and 15 pages after 1500 adds! So, spread the word and be sure to add each book to your goodreads list. LINKS: SUMMER SINS - SUMMER DREAMING - SUMMER TEMPTATION -





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