Tuesday, February 7, 2017

My Love for Ann Charles and Her Deadwood Series

This isn't something I normally do but I thought it might be fun to shake things up a bit and talk about a series that while I've (embarrassingly) had it sitting on my kindle for literally years now, I have finally started and (of course) fallen completely in love with.

I can't even fully express how much I love this series. How much fun it truly is. I've been in a bit of a funk lately and these books not only pulled me out of it but re-lit the fire and added kerosene to it. 

It has it all, a heart pounding, yet sweet slow burning, slow building romance, hilarious characters, mystery, action, adventure, and yes, even a bit of the paranormal. Truly, this book was made for lovers of all genres. It has a bit of everything to please everyone. 

Normally I would write up a review for these but since I'm already 6 books and 3 novellas in (seriously I devoured these suckers!), I thought it best to just post one whole review on all of them.

So what series am I raving about you ask? Why Ann Charles' Deadwood Mysteries of course! The first book Nearly Departed, had me hooked after just a few chapters and they just got better from there. 




Book Description:

Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota. Fearing her daughter might be next, single mom, Violet Parker, is desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. With her savings dwindling and just three weeks left to sell her first house or lose her Realtor job, Violet is ecstatic when a handsome jeweler hires her to sell his century-old, Victorian masterpiece, until she sees the dilapidated dwelling. Now, if she could just convince her only buyer to stop rejecting vintage homes as if they're haunted. Short on time and long on worry, she refuses to give up her dream of a fresh start in Deadwood. But with a malicious coworker trying to get her fired, a secret admirer sending her creepy messages, and a sexy stranger hiding skeletons in his closet, will Violet end up as one of Deadwood's dearly departed? 






I have a confession, I love series, I adore them because we get the characters we've come to love over and over again but sometimes the sheer number of books in a series can be daunting and even with my love for the characters, I usually can only binge read a couple, maybe three books, at a time and then I find I need a break and more often than not, it takes me months to get back to the series again because other books come up and I end up forgetting all about them. Well, not this one. After finishing the first book I bought the second and then after finishing the second, I went and bought them all and didn't feel the least bit guilty about it. 

It is just so much fun, yes I know I keep saying that but I don't know what other adjective to use to describe how extraordinary they are. They keep me on my toes, they make me smile, they make me laugh out loud and the romance makes my heart pound and the mysteries, the things that go bump in the night are seriously creepy and keep me on edge. I'm so sad that I will be starting the last book soon and will have to wait for the next to come out, they are that good. 

So in short (yes I realize this post was anything but) I urge you to give this series a try. It really is worth it in every way imaginable. 

Here is a link to all the books on Goodreads, just in case you are curious about them. ;)

https://www.goodreads.com/series/59796-deadwood

And a link to Ann's site just in case:

http://anncharles.com/book_cat/deadwood/

26 comments:

  1. Well, damn, I have to read this series. I don't even think I knew about it. I could be wrong, but I'm definitely taking notice now.

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  2. Don't you just love discovering new literary loves and better yet they're right at the tip of your fingers on the kindle!
    Thanks Kindlemom!

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    1. Yes! Nothing better in the book world. ;)

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  3. Ohhh this is new to me, Ali. Thank you for sharing your recommendation.

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    1. Of course and I really do hope you check it out. ;)

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  4. I'll have to share this with my assistant. She's from Western South Dakota. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Awesome! I hope she's interested in it!

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  5. Gosh I read the first one a couple of years ago and I really liked it, but I didnt find the time to continue. You have inspired me to do so!

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    1. Yay! I truly hope you do Heidi, they are so worth it and so funny and right now I need funny. ;)

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  6. If these are anything like the Charley Davidson series then I'm all aboard giving this series a shot. It sounds great.

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    1. Kind of in a really weird way they are. ;)

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  7. I really need to look into this series. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I see you added it to Goodreads, yay! Hope you love it!

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  8. Fun post! I hadn't heard of this series, so thanks for sharing. It's great that you were able to keep reading. Definitely a good sign!

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    1. So glad I could introduce you to it!

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  9. I felt the same about the Agatha Raisin series and went totally nuts until I read most of them. Good times. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. I think we all need series like that in our lives. ;)

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  10. Awesome review. I cannot wait to read these! I am adding them to my audible wish list :).

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    1. They do have steamy parts Becca so beware but the whole series is so good, it's worth it. ;)

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  11. I don't think I knew about this one but it's great to see you had such a great time

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  12. Okay! Just went and bought it on Amazon. Sounds Amazing :)

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    1. Woot! I'm so happy you are going to try them, I really hope you love the first book!

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  13. gah I hate being in a book funk, but it's always awesome when you find something that re-ignites that fire and makes you feel passionate. I am glad that series did this for you. Now I will need to look it up, to see what the fuss is about ;)

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    1. Do look it up, it really is fabulous. ;)

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