Welcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! Today I have two novellas from authors and series that I simply love. So grab a cup of cinnamon coffee or tea and some pound cake with chocolate glaze and enjoy!
by Mira Grant
Series: Newsflesh #3.5
A new Newsflesh novella from the New York Times bestselling author that brought you Feed, Mira Grant. Post-Rising Australia can be a dangerous place, especially if you're a member of the government-sponsored Australia Conservation Corps, a group of people dedicated to preserving their continent's natural wealth until a cure can be found. Between the zombie kangaroos at the fences and the zombie elephant seals turning the penguin rookery at Prince Phillip Island into a slaughterhouse, the work of an animal conservationist is truly never done--and is often done at the end of a sniper rifle.
The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant is one of my all-time favorites, so I was tickled to see How Green This Land, How Blue this Sea. This Newsflesh novella takes place in Australia. We travel into fenced of areas where they have quarantined elephants, kangaroo and other large animals infected with the virus. They have found a way to separate animals that amplify and allow them to live freely. Mahir is our guide as he journeys across the country as a visiting journalist. I simply adored his dry, witty sense of humor. We learn a little more about the virus and reservoir condition which I found interesting. I think this tale is for die-hard fans, as it didn’t really have a storyline in the traditional sense, but rather showed us another post-rising community. Having said that, I truly think this novella opens the door to more books for Newsflesh. I will secretly hope that happens. 🙂
by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #1.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards managed to find their happily-ever-after despite a rather . . . ahem . . . complicated start. By comparison, meeting the parents should be an absolute breeze, right? But from the moment the pair lands in London, new snags just keep cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, more than one (mostly) minor mishap, and the realization that perhaps they aren't quite as ready for their future as they thought.As it turns out, the only thing harder than finding love is keeping it.
It’s no secret that I adore Cora Carmack and her Losing It series. I was delighted to pick up Keeping Her a novella featuring more of Bliss and Garrick. I adore Garrick and his smexy accent. *swoons* He is wonderful and every woman’s dream guy. They travel to London to meet Garrick’s parents which presented us with a delightful tale and offered us a chance to spend more time with characters. It was nice seeing them face challenges, love each other and lift each other up. We get some humor, some hot scenes and lots and lots of Garrick *swoons* Fans of Losing It will enjoy getting their fix while we wait for Finding It due out in October 2013.
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