April 9, 2014

Griefed by Christa Charter

Filed under: Bookshelf — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Yukino @ 3:04 PM

griefedcoverSMALLFull disclosure: There are spoilers here so if you care about those sorts of things, TURN BACK NOW!

I finished Pwned giddy over Lexy’s relationship with her Asgardian snow god/undercover DEA boyfriend. She was finally with a man that deserved and appreciated her love, something semi-stable considering their professions. Everything was coming up roses. (more…)

March 25, 2014

Pwned by Christa Charter

Filed under: Bookshelf — Tags: , , , , , , , — Yukino @ 4:18 PM

pwnedcoversmall I should have written this months ago, before the follow up Griefed  landed in my lap. I am a horrible person, an awful internet friend, and the only excuse I have is I got sidetracked by life.

That said, I loved Pwned! Getting my hands on another Lexy Cooper mystery was fantastic and gave me a reason to finally put stuff on my hand-me-down Nook. When Lexy does her ex-boyfriend Nate a favour and checks in on a missing co-worker only to discover his body, she reaches out to our favourite homicide detective, Mike Malick, and once more we delve deep into the intrigue and shady business practices of the video game industry.  (more…)

January 22, 2014

I Saw Lexy Kissing Santa Claus by Christa Charter

LexyKissingSantasmallThe night could have been much better for Lexy Cooper. Her snowboarder-slash-DEA boyfriend Ash was out of town on tour and her nemesis weaseled her way into the Xenon office Christmas party, making things extremely uncomfortable for Lexy. So when it’s discovered that the alpha build of Xenon’s new console – Aether – has gone missing, Lexy teams up with her “uncle” Detective Mike Malick to track down the culprits and retrieve the unit before details leak to the gaming press.

The action in Book 2.5 was well paced, Lexy’s outfit was appropriately super skimpy, and her stage performances…. Well, they are 100% Lexy. It was hard to contain my laughter as I read this in a very quiet waiting room. I most definitely enjoyed this fun little short story bridging the events of Pwned with the soon to be released third installment of the Lexy Cooper series entitled Griefed (due Feb 2014).

December 28, 2012

Schooled by Christa Charter

Filed under: Bookshelf — Tags: , , , , , , , — Yukino @ 9:56 PM

There have been few books that have had my undivided attention from the first word – mostly fantasy novels I’d been anxiously waiting for. I’ve followed Christa’s chronicling of her writing process with Schooled on Facebook as well as posts on her blog, and knew that I would devour her gaming industry inspired murder mystery as soon as I could get my hands on it.

But because I still prefer holding actual books in my hands, my date with Schooled was a bit delayed. Unable to hold out any longer, I pestered my husband into picking up the digital version for Christmas to tide me over until Christa makes her first print run. (more…)

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