A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden

A Bit of Bite

A killer is stalking the streets of Crossroads, Mississippi, and it’s up to Sheriff Ava Dushaine to stop him. But when suspicion falls on werewolf alpha Julian Kasey—Ava’s ex-lover and the man who still haunts her dreams—Ava knows that she’ll either have to prove his innocence…or watch the whole town go up in flames.
[Summary from GoodReads]

Quickie Review: 3/5 Stars on Goodreads.

As it was only a 45 page story, the review will also be 45 pages short. This seriously felt like reading an episode of Supernatural! What with the modern setting and investigation and supernatural creatures being involved. The setting was perfect, the characters were pretty self-explanatory [no need to have developed characters for this type of story] and the theme of the story allowed it to not be character based but plot and crime-solving based. Fast-paced. The nice hint of saucy romance was just right and welcomed! I rather enjoyed it. I really liked the little twist we get as to whether a certain person is telling the truth or not. Overall, a quick and enjoyable read with a some naughtiness to make it all the more ‘real’ (I guess) and fun!

Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes

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Recieved from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

Quickie Review: 3.5/5 Stars
Very enjoyable and at times amusing and very interesting to read about! However, I feel that I missed out on a lot due to my lack of knowledge about Hitler and the World Wars etc. [at my school, you’re only taught about the 20th century when you reach the last two years of High School and by that point History is an optional subject, which I didn’t take]. I did also enjoy in the beginning when he’d miss hear words and meaning.

Plot: Hitler wakes up on a playing field, it’s now 2011! He is taken in by a newspaper shop owner and soon finds himself spouting his views on both television and youtube.

Characters: None were likeable if I’m totally honest. Neither like nor dislike.
Hitler: A very, very charming, charismatic and intelligent man [not sure how much book character resembles real Hitler though] but at the same time very ignorant, very stubborn and very dumb. He’s in the 21st century! He’s been taught how to use a computer, yet he doesn’t know how hated he is, ever!

Negatives: Already mentioned; I am not knowledgeable about his history or anything surrounding him so I feel I missed out on say the ironic humour, or when he’s talking about certain events that he started etc. Also, I thought this book was going to be about Hitler getting used to the new world but there was hardly any ‘wtf is going on here?! Why are women working? Why are they wearing very short skirts? What’s this thing called an app?!’ etc. but it wasn’t the main focus at all, it was as if he got used to it all within like 2 hours of being there and was okay with everything! Also, in the translation, a lot of german words were kept in and just assumed the reader knew everything about Hitler’s party names and such. And just to be extra picky, I spotted some spelling mistakes too! ‘is to take a walk though nature’ and ‘whether you we’re really a vegetarian or not’ but maybe these got fixed in the final book. Also, there was hardly any twist, he was just getting lucky the entire time! There was one point [concerning a grandmother] where I thought ‘here comes his domain or at least a push back for him!’ and it got resolved in the next page!

The First Taste is Free by Zephyr Indigo

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Quickie Review: 3.5/5 stars on GoodReads.
Episode 1 in the ‘Pixie Chix’ series. Another quick and easy read (like 20 pages again) and can easily get you in the mood when the sauciness hits. I probably would continue just to find out the rest of the story alone, yet has an added bonus of sexy time. Great to have it being different and not a heterosexual main lead, also a strong female lead! A great read to get ladies hot and bothered quickly! It has just the right amount of sauciness.

Plot: It says it right on the cover; about a lesbian vampire. It’s a bit more than that, there is an actual point but that would spoil episode 1’s end.

Characters:
Felicia – Firstly, I love the same! (reminds me of Felicia Day!) and she is the lesbian vampire. She’s very strong, very clever and knows what she wants – my kind of girl (maybe not in a romantic way).
Mint – A Pixie and a very cute one!

Negatives: It was not long enough <- Does that count?