Friday, August 1, 2014


Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax, #2)Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wanderlust is the second book in the Sirantha Jax series by Ann Aguirre. After the Corp is exposed for the horrible things they did on Matins IV, and then tried to blame Sirantha for, Ms. Jax is asked to become a New Terran ambassador to Ithiss-Tor, the world where Vel the bounty hunter hails from. Vel agrees to go along as the person who will help make things go more smoothly.

But when Jax and March realize that something is seriously going wrong with Jax's health, they decide to head back to Lachion to meet with Doc and see if there's anything he can do to help, or at least help them figure out what's wrong.

But before they even get to Lachion, they get waylaid by an emergency on a distant outpost, and all of a sudden, they're thrown into a war that they know nothing about. Add to that, the Syndicate (Mafia of Space) wants nothing more than for Sirantha to fail her mission to Ithiss-Tor.

As things get worse for Jax, she starts pulling away from March, which seems to be ruining the love that they have.

Will Sirantha be able to make it through these trials and make it to Ithiss-Tor? Will she and March be able to reconcile their feelings for each other before it's too late?

If you like the series Firefly, or if you like Space/Sci-Fi novels/movies/TV Shows/Games, then this series is right up your alley. Sirantha Jax is one tough cookie who wants to live her life her way, and no one is going to stop her. She is thrown for a bit of a loop when asked to be an ambassador, but with help, she starts to figure it out. I loved this book just as much as the first, and I bet the third is going to be even better.

There are a few things in the series that I'm waiting to sort themselves out, but due to the fact that I can't really say what without giving away too many spoilers, I'll just say that you have to pick up these books, since they're totally awesome.

Lady D

Third Grave Dead Ahead

Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3)Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Darynda Jones strikes again in book three of the Charley Davidson series. Since Charley, at the end of the last book, bound Reyes to his corporeal body, she's unable to sleep due to the fact that the second she does, he shows up in her dreams to give her earth shattering orgasms. But Charley's life takes a turn when a "distraught" husband shows up in her office, wanting to hire her to find his missing wife.

Charley takes the case, but immediately suspects the husband. While she's investigating the husband, she gets taken captive by Reyes, who has escaped from prison to tell her/hire her to find his father, the man that he went to prison for killing. Apparently, the man is still alive.

And then, while Charley is trying to sneak into the abandoned insane asylum to speak to her ghost friend Rocket, the biker gang that lives there catches her, and wants to hire her to find out who's been poisoning their guard dog rottweilers.

Will Charley be able to find the missing wife before she dies if she's not already dead? Will she be able to find Earl Walker, the man that Reyes supposedly killed before Reyes gets picked up by the cops again? And will she be able to find out who is poisoning the bikers' dogs before another dies?

This is the third book in the Charley Davidson series, and I love each one more and more as I read them. Charley is tough as nails, and has one hell of a mouth. She is quirky, smart, and a bit on the clumsy side. She's always making friends and enemies of the strangest people. Her dialogue with her assistant/best friend Cookie just cracks me up... and the scenes between her and Reyes move from steamy to blazing and everywhere in between.

If you like detective novels with steam, and wit, Darynda Jones is just the lady to see, because Charley Davidson is the whole package.

Lady D