Irish Women are ….

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling Book Cover Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling
Emer McLysaght; Sarah Bree
General Fiction (Adult) , Women's Fiction
Penguin UK - Michael Joseph
03 May 2018

Twenty-something Aisling - that's pronounced Ashling - is the sensible sort.

She wears kitten heels for the sake of her arches.

And a great night out is knowing the immersion heater at home is securely switched off.

In other words, country girl Aisling likes to play it safe in the big city.

But that hasn't helped get her man John to hurry up and pop the question.

Throwing caution to the wind an impatient Aisling tries to encourage him, only for her whole life to come crashing down.

Now no umbrella, electric blanket, nor sensibly sized heel can save her.

What's a complete Aisling to do?

I actually liked this book, even though I am not in general a fan of Irish fiction that is full of a. words that mean nothing to me; and b: humour that is not quite as I understand it.

But I managed to understand, after a few chapters, what an ‘Aisling’ was. No, not just an Irish name – which is very popular, but an Irish girl’s name for a girl from the hicks – the backwoods – who doesn’t understand city ways and doesn’t dress in a smart city manner and generally is a country hick.

But if you like your female characters to be funny and strong and full of life then this is the book for you. If you are not Irish you might struggle over some of the phrases and behaviours and references, but don’t let that put you off. There is a lot here to entertain and learn from.

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The Fault lies where?

Fault Lines Book Cover Fault Lines
(Adirondack Pack, #2)
K.C. Stewart
#paranormal, romance, fantasy, New Adult
K. C. Stewart
(28 Sept. 2015)
Kindle

Mira James is on a mission to smack her sister senseless. Recently, her life had come crashing down around her and she needed her sister. But contacting her was getting harder and harder to do. It hurt. Her best friend was barely in her life anymore and Mira was done with giving her space. All that was separating them now was a giant man with a smirking grin. The brute was going to get his ass handed to him if kept Mira from her sister. Owen Purcell was the Adirondack Pack alpha and had just met his match. Sadie’s younger sister was a sassy little thing and he couldn’t help but smile around the Rabbit. It may not be the wisest thing he’s ever done but there was chemistry between them that couldn’t be ignored. Getting her on board may not be the hard part, but keeping her around would be. Canidae has upped their antics and plan to hurt Owen where he feels it most. He’ll need to protect those in his pack and the little Rabbit that has found herself in the wolf’s den.

A good read in this great series. This one concerns the Alpha and his romance. KC Stewart writes a good shifter story with mystery and suspense included.

Note all romances are contemporary in style.

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When water can burn

Murder on the Lake of Fire Book Cover Murder on the Lake of Fire
Mourning Dove Mysteries #1
Mikel J. Wilson
crime, detectives, mystery, thrillers, new adult
Acorn Publishing
(26 Nov. 2017)

At twenty-three and with a notorious case under his belt, Emory Rome has already garnered fame as a talented special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. His career is leapfrogging over his colleagues, but the jumping stops when he’s assigned a case he fought to avoid – an eerie murder in the Smoky Mountain hometown he had abandoned. The mysterious death of a teen ice-skater once destined for the pros is soon followed by an apparent case of spontaneous human combustion. In a small town bursting with friends and foes, Rome’s own secrets lie just beneath the surface. The rush to find the murderer before he strikes again pits him against artful private investigator Jeff Woodard. The PI is handsome, smart and seductive, and he just might be the killer Rome is seeking.

As we walked home today in the freezing cold with frozen puddles and frosty plants, we mused about how it would be like if we lived in the cold North. And then said how thankful we were that we didn’t. Especially if, to practice your art, you get up in the early and very cold, dawn to skate on your frozen pond.  As happens here. Only to find that someone wants you dead and has a very nasty method in mind….

Lots of good red herrings and twists and turns in this police procedural with more than one murder to solve and the last person you might expect ends up with a reason you might have suspected but not to the lengths they would go to.

An enjoyable read from this author new to me. And this is book 1 of a new series so I shall keep an eye out for book 2.

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Enter the Twins

Pisces Book Cover Pisces
Zodiac Twin Flames #1
Rachel Medhurst
fantasy, paranormal, romance, new adult
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(7 May 2015)

he bracelet around my wrist was a permanent reminder of my mission. The silver charm that was attached to the leather cord was stamped with my birth sign. Mission: Unite with my twin flame soulmate in this lifetime. My brothers, sisters, and I were each named after the star sign we were born under. We knew that our soul purpose was to fall madly in love and battle through the obstacles that led to that true love. Antony crept up on me and caught me unaware. He was nothing like I'd imagined my twin flame soulmate to be. When he started to run, I found that I had to give chase. I had to complete my mission.

I obtained the box set of Pisces, Aries, and Taurus, but only read Pisces. Or at least started it. But oh dear….. couldn’t continue to read more.

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Racial discrimination?

Her Forbidden Alpha Book Cover Her Forbidden Alpha
The Colliding Worlds Series
Tabitha Conall
paranormal romance, contemporary, new adult, humour, military
Little Death Books
(13 Aug. 2014)
Kindle

Can fated love triumph over the threat of war?

Aislinn Cavett lives a sheltered life, raised in a human supremacist compound and kept separate from the wild variety of non-humans teeming outside the compound’s fence.

North American Pack Alpha Darius Bishop believes peace with the Humans First group is the only way to protect his wolves from ongoing, senseless violence.

When Darius arrives at the Humans First compound for peace negotiations, he finds something he didn’t expect—his mate. Fate couldn’t have chosen a more inconvenient mate for him in the General’s daughter, but Darius doesn’t care. Aislinn is perfect.

War could be the result of their mating. When her father advances and his own wolves turn against him, Darius has to make an impossible choice—his love and his sanity, or the lives of his pack.

(From the Year of the Wolf Vol 2 Box Set)

So as we dream and imagine our fantasies become true and manifest – the multiverse becomes one and all our magical imaginations now live alongside us.

With this premise in mind, those who believe that humans are the superior species wage war on the magical creatures – or were werewolves here before humans anyway?  Apartheid anyone? Racial segregation and discrimination are the norm.

So far 3 worlds have collided – those of werewolves, vampires and dragons. Plus other magical species on each of course. But a 4th world is heading towards Earth Prime and a world walker is sought to discover what creature dominates it.

There are 3 more books related to this series in this collection: Her Scottish Alpha; Her Kilted Mate; and Her Vampire Mate.

The 3 worlds’ chief species live in an uneasy truce with each other. Wolves fight wolves for territory; dragons are reputed to be great thieve  and no-one trusts them with the family silver; and as for vampires, well they are just too sneaky.

But in this series mates are found in unexpected places.

The US Alpha wolf  mates a human; a US wolf mates with a Scottish wolf; the UK Alpha wolf  mates a dragon slayer – who is not quite a human -;and as for a US wolf, well there was this vampire…

These are fun books. Shortish and quick reads at one sitting. Enough of a storyline to make you keep on reading but really you need all the 4 combined to make 1 substantial story.

4 for some fun and originality.

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