Weekly Wrap Up: December 9th through December 15th, 2018

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Books I’ve Read (clicking on the picture will bring you to Goodreads page):

If, Then
The Reckoning
The House of Fire and Rain (Firemountain Chronicles, #2)
The Girls at 17 Swann Street
Forget You Know Me
Keep Her Close
Illegally Yours (Laws of Attraction, #2)

Books with reviews pending (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

The Girls at 17 Swann Street—review coming February 5th, 2019

The Girls at 17 Swann Street

Forget You Know Me—-review coming February 5th, 2019

Forget You Know Me

Keep Her Close—review coming December 11th, 2018

Keep Her Close

Illegally Yours—review coming January 22nd, 2019

Illegally Yours (Laws of Attraction, #2)

Books with published reviews (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

The House of Fire and Rain

The House of Fire and Rain (Firemountain Chronicles, #2)

Keep Her Close

Keep Her Close

NetGalley Haul(clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

Getting Hot with the Scot

Getting Hot with the Scot (Sometimes in Love, #1)

The Perfect Girlfriend

The Perfect Girlfriend

Dark Alpha’s Awakening

Dark Alpha's Awakening (Reaper, #7)

Things You Save in a Fire

Things You Save in a Fire

Keeping Lucy

Keeping Lucy

Email Haul (clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

Shattered Reflections

Shattered Reflections

Dirty Alphas

Dirty Alphas: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy Romance

Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Freebie Sunday

Music Monday

WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Foodie Friday

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The House of Fire and Rain (Firemountain Chronicles: Book 2) by Victoria Lynn Osbourne

The House of Fire and Rain (Firemountain Chronicles, #2)

4 Stars

Publisher: Azure Spider Publications

Date of publication: November 15th, 2018

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Thriller

Series: Firemountain Chronicles

Whispers in the Woods—book 1 (review here)

The House of Fire and Rain—Book 2

Where you can find The House of Fire and Rain: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Amazon synopsis:

Dave Dobrowski is a detective in Firemountain. Things haven’t been the same in Firemountain since Dinah Steele took down Gleebelix. Now illegal prostitutes are dying in droves. Yet the legal brothel, The House of Fire and Rain, on tribal land is immune to a curse that is killing not only working girls but their clients. Dave and his alchemical partner Jolene Anderson, race to discover why legal girls are protected why illegals are dying and discover there is more than just morality at stake.


My review

Prostitutes and their customers are dying in Firemountain. But the girls who work at The House of Fire and Rain are immune. Dave, a detective, is put on the case to discover what is exactly causing the deaths. When it is discovered that a curse is responsible, Dave must figure out why the “illegal” girls are being targeted. As the curse goes worldwide, Dave and Jolene are racing against the clock. Can they discover who or what is behind the curse? 


 When I was approached by Victoria to review The House of Fire and Rain, I immediately jumped on it. Not because I had reviewed Whispers in the Woods. It was the blurb. It caught my attention. I wanted to know why the girls at The House of Fire and Rain were immune to the curse. I wanted to know what Dave and Jolene were going to find out about the curse. So, yes, I was thrilled to be reading this book.

I liked Jolene. I thought that her backstory was heartbreaking. Unfortunately, it is only too common. But, Jolene overcame her past. She was going to school to be an alchemist and had a job that she loved. I was surprised at her connection to The House of Fire and Rain. When it was revealed what she did for her second job, I had to stop and process it. I also liked how the author worked that into the plotline. 

I didn’t know what to think about Dave. I was apathetic towards him at the beginning of the book. My initial observation was that he was weary of everything that was going on in Firemountain. But, as the book went on, my apathy towards him lessened. I actually felt bad for him, at one point in the book. I also thought that he had good instincts when it came to Lucas Dawnstar. My heart broke for him at the end of the book.

The main storyline of the book started off shortly after Dinah defeated Gleebelix in book 1. The author wasted no time in getting the plotline going. The plotline stayed fast until the middle of the book.  The plot did falter when the curse was cured but the author did a great job at getting it back on track. 

The secondary storylines were wonderfully written. They added depth to the plotline. They also gave me more background on what was going on.

I liked that the author chose to highlight what and how people view sex workers. She made some valid point about how society treats them. She also made a very valid point for legalizing prostitution.  I will say that the cleansing camps that sprung up reminded me of the concentration camps in WW2. I got shudders while reading those scenes.

I will say that I was amused by the inclusion of Kirk Cameron in the plotline. I got a couple of good giggles out of it. Actually, I didn’t put two and two together until Dave mentioned it while watching him on TV. It was light a lightbulb went off over my head…haha.

I wasn’t expecting what happened at the end of the book. I was shocked by what Jezebel did. It went against everything that I thought about her. My heart broke for Dave. For a minute there, I thought that he was going to be happy. I hope that what happen fuels his need to find out what is going on. 

The author did a fantastic job of wrapping up plotlines. She also left some plotlines open. The very end of the book made me go “Hmmm”. I can’t wait to read book 3!!!


I gave The House of Fire and Rain a 4-star rating. This was a fast moving book. It had complex characters that I connected with. I did have an issue with the plotline lagging halfway through the book. But the author did a great job picking the plotline back up again. 

I would give The House of Fire and Rain an Adult rating. There are sex and sexual situation. There is violence. There is language. There are triggers. They would be sexual abuse and rape. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book

I would reread The House of Fire and Rain. I would also reccomend this book to family and friends.


I would like to thank the author for allowing me to read and review The House of Fire and Rain.

All opinions stated in this review of The House of Fire and Rain are mine.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**


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Weekly Wrap Up: November 25th through December 1st 2018

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Books I’ve Read (clicking on the picture will bring you to Goodreads page):

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Sisters of the Fire (Blood and Gold, #2)

White Stag (Permafrost, #1)

Books with reviews pending (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

An Anonymous Girl—review coming January 8th, 2019

An Anonymous Girl

White Stag—review coming January 9th, 2019

White Stag (Permafrost, #1)

The Duke I Once Knew—review coming December 31st, 2018

The Duke I Once Knew (Unlikely Duchesses, #1)

Books with published reviews (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

Perfectly Inappropriate—review here

Perfectly Inappropriate

The Good, The Bad, and The Duke—review here

The Good, the Bad, and the Duke (The Cavensham Heiresses #4)

Rend—review here

Rend (Riven, #2)

Foam on the Crest of Waves—review here

Foam On The Crest Of Waves

NetGalley Haul(clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

Keep Her Close

Email Haul (clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

The House of Fire and Rain (Firemountain Chronicles, #2)

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Whispers in the Woods (Firemountain Chronicles: Book 1) by Victoria Lynn Osborne

Whispers in the Woods (Firemountain Chronicles #1)

4 Stars

Publisher: Azure Spider Publications

Date of publication: February 16th, 2017

Genre: Mystery, Fantasy

Number of pages: 184

POV: 3rd person

Series: Firemountain Chronicles

Whispers in the Woods – Book 1

Where you can find Whispers in the Woods: Amazon| Barnes and Noble

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Dinah Steele was starting her career as part of a presidential candidates press corps when her team made a campaign stop in Tacoma Washington. Ever since then she has been seeing strange creatures in the shadows.
Drawn by a growing obsession to find answers to her visions, her journey takes her to Firemountain. She is drawn into the strange city. With the help of a privileged heir, she investigates the death of her predecessor and uncovers a plot spearheaded by a demon lord that seeks to conquer the city and take over the gate that has opened in the nearby volcano.

Trigger Warning: None

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