Kickstarting my Kindle | The 3 R’s


I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to buy books on my kindle, and there they stay, so I thought it about time to get my shizzle together and get them books read!

I do have a kindle Unlimited account and admittedly, some are rented and not paid for, but its the principle.

I am not sure where, I came up with the slogan of the three R’s but I liked it and decided to use it ( apologies if I have plagiarized someone, I might have seen it and written it  down, only to find it weeks if not months later and call it my own!)

Admittedly, this post has been in draft from for quite a while, whilst in my head I have been working on it, I have been reading books from my kindle in an effort to actually tell you what books I have  READ AND REMOVED  the REVIEW part comes now!

I am not going to have full length in my descriptions as it will take forever and this will be a selection, I am hoping to make this a feature, so if you want to join in, please do, the more the merrier!

The Magpie Lord – a charm of magpies #1

Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry.

Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude… and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual.

Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die.



This was a fun and quick read, the story was told well and each chapter rolled into another seamlessly, there was no too-ing and froo-ing to remind myself who was whom.

This was my first LGBT book, I did not realise this when I added it to my Kindle, but no matter, I have no issue with it.

There was palpable sexual tension between the two men and the author wrote it very well.

I am for sure going to read the following books!

Thirteenth Gate – Dominion mysteries #1

Winter 1888. At a private asylum in the English countryside, a man suspected of being Jack the Ripper kills an orderly and flees into the rain-soaked night. His distraught keepers summon the Lady Vivienne Cumberland—who’s interviewed their patient and isn’t sure he’s a man at all. An enigmatic woman who guards her own secrets closely, Lady Vivienne knows a creature from the underworld when she sees one. And he’s the most dangerous she’s ever encountered.

As Jack rampages through London, this time targeting rare book collectors, Lady Vivienne begins to suspect what he’s looking for. And if he finds it, the doors to purgatory will be thrown wide open…

Across the Atlantic, an archaeologist is brutally murdered after a Christmas Eve gala at the American Museum of Natural History. Certain peculiar aspects of the crime attract the interest of the Society for Psychical Research and its newest investigator, Harrison Fearing Pell. Is Dr. Julius Sabelline’s death related to his recent dig in Alexandria? Or is the motive something darker?

As Harry uncovers troubling connections to a serial murder case she’d believed was definitively solved, two mysteries converge amid the grit and glamor of Gilded Age New York. Harry and Lady Vivienne must join forces to stop an ancient evil. The key is something called the Thirteenth Gate. But where is it? And more importantly, who will find it first?


The premise sounds awesome and when I started to read this, I liked it, but for some reason, I just stopped reading it, the writing was full and descriptive and the story sprang along with fervour, so, I am at a loss, as to why I stopped.

I did not remove this totally off my kindle, but I set it aside and I am hoping to finish it at some point… gah.. I am so bad sometimes with stopping and starting books.

A Beautiful Poison –

Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned—and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.

Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her passion for scientific discovery and recruits her long-lost friends, Jasper and Birdie, for help. The investigation brings her closer to Jasper, an apprentice medical examiner at Bellevue Hospital who still holds her heart, and offers the delicate Birdie a last-ditch chance to find a safe haven before her fragile health fails.

As more of their friends and family die, alliances shift, lives become entangled, and the three begin to suspect everyone—even each other. As they race to find the culprit, Allene, Birdie, and Jasper must once again trust each other, before one of them becomes the next victim.


This was another book, that – for me – the synopsis was better than the book, wow, that sounded really awful, however, I am not going to say I really liked a book, if I did not.

There was nothing wrong with the writing, it just did not engage to the degree that I wanted to continue to read it and was not bothered that I did not get to find out who did it. More than likely I will see other reviews to see if they tell me!


I have made a start at reading some of the books I have, but.. well… I kinda bought four more today!

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All synopsis have been taken from Goodreads, as are the images .