Friday, December 8, 2023

"Coconut Wireless" by Toby Neal

Kat is a Secret Service agent who had the bad luck of needing to reject the advances of someone powerful. Because of that, her boss was forced to remove her from her position, at least for the time being. And that's how she wound up being transferred into the position of Postmaster in the small town of Ohia in the Hawaiian Islands. Unfortunately, being an outsider brought in to fill a position that a local postal employee had expected to get leaves her with a less than pleasant start in both her new job & and her new town.


Things take a turn for the worse, when the feral cat living in Kat's new home brings her a human hand that just happens to belong to the previous postmaster. Now Kat has decided to help the local police solve the murder. Which is not the easiest of tasks when most people consider you an outsider.


I enjoyed reading this book. Parts of it were light hearted, but it also dealt with some serious topics, like the fact that Kat has been dealing with PTSD and is currently very touch sensitive in a community of people who are big on hugs, not always with a warning that they are about to hug her.


There was a lot of interesting information on Hawaii in this book, some of which I was aware of, but much of it was new to me. I loved the local flavor that was added in by using the native language by the people in the town. And the depictions of characters at first resenting Kat's presence, and later accepting her into their community, gave this book a great deal of authenticity.


I think anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries, the Hawaiian Islands, or both will enjoy this fun story. I will definitely be continuing on with reading this series in the future.


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Monday, December 4, 2023

"The West Haven Undead" by Nick Savage

This is the third book in the West Haven Undead series. And it does not disappoint. Another among their group has died, and the young group who have not been aware that Legends existed—let alone that they were Legends themselves —are all struggling with how to deal with their loss. But now they have someone and something else to focus on. There is a new drug on the streets that poses a great threat to their ability to remain hidden. And both the drug itself and the people behind it need to be dealt with.


I read the previous two books in this series and really enjoyed them. This story is one that draws the reader in and leaves you wanting to know more. I had a hard time putting it down to sleep at night. While it answered a lot of the questions I had after the end of the previous book, it left me with even more questions that I need answers for. I love the concept that this book is based on. The idea that Vampires, Werewolves, and others are not supernatural beings, but that they are simply people who have an autoimmune disease that causes them to sometimes appear as what people call Vampires, Werewolves, or others.


I do need to warn you that this book ends leaving you with a couple of very big questions that won't get answered until book 4 is released, which I believe will be in 2024. I know that I'll be waiting to find out what happens in that one, and if you've been enjoying this series so far, then I expect that you will enjoy this book and be waiting patiently with me for the next one too.


If you enjoy stories about Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies, and other unusual creatures, then you will enjoy this book. But I strongly recommend reading the first two in the series if you don't want to feel a bit lost.


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Friday, December 1, 2023

“The Extinction Trials”
Written by A.G. Riddle,
Narrated by John Skelly

Things in the world have been going poorly for quite a while. In many fields, Artificial Intelligence systems have all but taken over, leaving humans almost unnecessary. Then one day, it seems that the machines meant to make life easier for most people, are suddenly working against them. While many people die, some are saved. One such group awakens in what appears to be a laboratory somewhere, but they have no idea where. The land outside appears barren and the air deadly. There are limited supplies in their shelter, and it is obvious that they must find their way elsewhere if they have any hope of survival. Discovering what has happened and where to go next is of utmost importance. Fortunately, there are clues left for each of them. And if they can solve the puzzle, maybe they can find out not only what has happened, but how to survive.

I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and wow, was it very well done. Not only did the narrator do a great job of depicting the various characters, but the author wove a tale that is both fascinating and draws the reader into the story, leaving you waiting to learn what will happen next as well as trying to figure it out yourself. I very much enjoyed listening to this one.

This story was particularly interesting to me as I could see much of what happens in the beginning of this tale happening in the real world if something doesn’t improve sooner rather than later. While I did eventually guess the ending, this book did take many unexpected turns before then that I never saw coming. While it was an easy enough story to follow, what happened was often very surprising. And it was only very near the end before I was able to guess what would be coming next. I read a lot of books in quite a few genres, and as such, it’s not too often that a book can keep me guessing incorrectly for as long as this one did.

If you like post-apocalyptic / end-of-the-world stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you try to solve what is actually happening before the author leads you to the final answer, then you will love this book as much as I did.

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Monday, November 27, 2023

"A Man of Our Kind" by Scott Telek

If you have been reading my reviews for long enough, this book's title may sound familiar to you. There is a reason for that. Quite some time ago I read and reviewed a book from this author with almost the same title. With this rewrite he changed the title of this one, I assume to avoid athe possibility of confusing his readers.. This series, The Swithin, is one of my favorite Arthurian series. He has been writing this series to be as historically accurate as he can. And in his research, he learned new information that required him to rewrite much of what he had previously written in order to remain true to his intended purpose in writing this book.


So after removing the original version from publication, he rewrote it and asked if I would consider reading and reviewing the new version. How could I possibly refuse? Now don't be fooled into thinking that this is going to be some dry, history lesson about the legendary King Arthur and Merlin. It is anything but dry or boring. It is a wonderful book that I didn’t want to put down. I'm so glad to have received a review copy of this book.


Honestly, I believe this new version far outshines the previous one. I absolutely loved it. This book is all about how Merlin himself came to exist. And while much of this book focuses on Merlin's mother, her family, and those in her life, it is told so well that I only put this book down when I absolutely needed to so that I could get some sleep. The pacing of the book and the details create fantastic foreshadowing of events. Many of us are familiar with at least some of the legends surrounding King Arthur, Merlin, and the Round Table, but how often do you get to read about  what happens before everything we know comes to pass?


I also loved how at the end of this book Mr. Telek took the time to let us know what was historically accurate and what was added by him in order to make the story flow in a much more relatable manner while still maintaining the accuracy of the legends and tales he is presenting to us.


Even if you have read the previous version of this story, I recommend that you read this rewritten version. It far surpasses the previous version. It is very worth taking the time to read. Highly Recommended.


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Monday, November 20, 2023

"Flames Like Darkness"
by Belle Manuel and Angelina J. Steffort

Calla has been raised to take over ruling for her father one day. She hopes that she can make life better for everyone, both human and fae, and not just for the rich and powerful. But there are those who feel differently and don’t want such changes. And after an incident in which it is discovered by a few that Calla possesses faerie magic, things begin to happen quickly, and it appears that only the half-fae man who had mistakenly kidnapped her rather than his intended target may be able to keep her safe from other assassins.


I received a review copy of this book. And found it to be an interesting story. Griffin doesn't know much about where he came from, and had to learn how to control his power on his own. Now he has saved the life of the princess, and it looks like he may be the only one able to help her in more ways than one.


I enjoyed reading this book. While Griffin isn't always the most appealing of characters, it is easy to understand why he behaves as he does. He has been deeply hurt more than once in his life and fears letting others in again. Calla, on.the other hand, is a good deal more trusting and seems to see people for who they can be, and not necessarily who they are. And yet somehow, these two nearly opposites seem to work well together, despite neither seeming to actually want to admit how they feel, both about themselves and each other. One is fire and light, and the other darkness and shadows. And yet, together they seem to work, if they can learn to trust.


I felt this was an interesting story, and really want to see where it will go in the next book. Be warned though, this book ends on a cliffhanger, so if like me you read it before the next book has been released, you'll have a bit of a wait to find out what happens. (I don't know about you, but I will definitely be waiting and watching for book two.)


If you enjoy fantasy novels that deal with fae and human relations, as well as including some subjects that exist in our world, (such as love, jealousy, poverty, and racial hatred), then take a look at this book. These themes aren't always obvious, but they are there nonetheless. And in my opinion, they make this book that much more appealing.


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Monday, November 13, 2023

"The Humble Bride
for a Prideful Mountain Man"
by Florence Linnington

Louisa lives in the time not long after the civil war. The man she was engaged to, never returned from the war, and there isn't anyone that her father considers good enough for her. When she receives a proposal from a man through the matrimonial times, her father forbids her to accept, but she leaves in the extremely early hours of the morning to catch the train anyway.


Luke lost his parents as a child and was taken in and raised by the Indian tribe. When the government took their land and sent them to live on a reservation, he became the local Indian representative, in the hopes of helping them as much as he could. Neither he nor Louisa were truly ready for the changes and expectations brought by each other.


I received a Review Copy of this book from the author, and it doesn't disappoint. As always, this book embraces the importance of communication and trust. But this one also highlights the importance of patience and understanding. Without all of those, no relationship has a chance of success.


I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were at times both sympathetic  and infuriating, and they make the reader truly feel for both the highs and lows of their journey together. In my opinion, this is one of Ms. Linnington's best books to date. If you enjoy mail order bride stories, stories that make you smile at the end, or have enjoyed any of Ms. Linnington's previous books, then you should enjoy this one as well.


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Monday, November 6, 2023

"Stiffs and Petroglyphs" by Trixie Silvertale

When Mitzi's old boss from the coffeeshop in Arizona calls hoping to hire the Harper-Moon Investigations duo to try and find out what happened to his missing girlfriend, Mitzi and Erick decide to take the job, traveling to Arizona and going undercover as  newlyweds looking to cleanse themselves of previous negativity at a retreat center on Native American lands.


With Mitzy and Erick attending the retreat and looking for the missing woman, what else are they likely to discover about what is really happening behind the scenes at the retreat? Because obviously there will be more going on than meets the eye. And this time, they are on their own. No “ murder board” to lay out the clues they find, and no Pyewacket or Silas around to help them out when they inevitably get into trouble along the way. Can they solve this one on their own? Will they be able to find out what secrets this retreat is hiding?


I received a review copy of this book, and as always, I enjoyed this latest adventure quite a bit. Nothing is ever quite as it first seems when this duo is involved. Yes, Mitzi once again stumbles upon a corpse and finds herself seemingly in over her head, but other than that and, of course, them solving the case, very little goes quite the way you might expect. All in all, making this a very enjoyable cozy mystery.


If you enjoy reading cozy mysteries, stories involving the famous characters from the Harper-Moon series, or have enjoyed any of Ms. Silvertale's other books, then you'll want to read this one.


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Friday, November 3, 2023

"Wisteria Wonders"
Written by Angela Pepper,
Narrated by Tiffany Williams

Zara Riddle certainly has her hands full in this one. Not only did Frank,  her coworker at the library, turn into a pink flamingo after her prank surprised him, but not knowing that he was a shifter, he didn't know how to turn human again. Also, her neighbor Chet needs her help in order to return his finance’s spirit to her body and awaken her from a coma. Two rather difficult tasks for her to accomplish in this book. Add in Zara’s crush on Chet and her spirit-charmed abilities causing her to experience some of the other woman’s memories and feelings for Chet, and she really has her hands full. 


I listened to the audiobook version of this story. It was a fun and amusing tale, even while parts of it left me feeling quite a bit of sympathy for a number of the characters involved.  The narrator once again did a great job of differentiating the voices of the characters so that there was no confusion as to who was speaking at any point within the story, and I enjoyed listening to the tale. This was the third book in this series, and I am looking forward to finding out what is next for the characters in the town of Wisteria.


If you enjoy Cozy mysteries, either reading or listening to the audiobook version, I think that you will enjoy this one. It is a very fun tale in an amusing series.


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Monday, October 30, 2023

"By Moonlight" by Chelsea Burton Dunn

Vee is an empath. She owns her own locksmith business, and though some of her clients are preternaturals, she has masqueraded as fully human for most of her life. Only those who she has known for a very long time are aware that she is not fully human. All of that changes when Vee comes across a girl with a Werewolf father and a human mother. They have incorrectly assumed she will be human like her mother. But one full moon, when the pack is away for their monthly run in the woods, Lori, who also had assumed she would never change, begins her first change. And it is only through Vee's intervention that Lori is able to keep from changing in front of her friends and killing them.


This is the first book in the By Moonlight series, and it's a good one, setting the stage for what will happen later on in the series. If you've been following my review blog, then you know that I received and read a review copy of book two, though I had not yet read book 1. After that I went back to buy this book, and yes, I enjoyed it just as much as I did book 2. (While you can easily read them out of order without feeling lost, some things will be much clearer if you do read them in order.)


I very much enjoyed reading both this book as well as book 2 in this series, and am looking forward to when book 3 will be available so that I can find out what happens next. If you enjoy books involving Werewolves, Witches, Watchers, and more, then you'll definitely enjoy this series. Recommended.


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Friday, October 27, 2023

"Fly: Goose Girl Retold" by Demzela Carleton

I’ve always enjoyed fairytale retellings. And though I had not previously read the original version of this story, listening to the audiobook was definitely just as enjoyable as the other retellings that I have read. In this story, two princesses are traveling to a neighboring empire, where one is destined to marry a prince and the other has been sent to be her lady in waiting. 


But due to an accident and an injury, there soon follows a case of mistaken identity, through which the wrong princess is wed to the emperor's youngest son, and her sister is assumed to be a lowly serving girl.


This was a well thought out story that held my interest and contained a number of interesting twists along the way. Those who may be familiar with the original tale, as well as those (like me) who are new to it will likely enjoy listening.


The narrator did a wonderful job of keeping each of the character's voices distinct from each other, making it wonderfully easy for the listener to tell who was supposed to be speaking without any confusion.


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Monday, October 23, 2023

"The Never Mage" by Anjelina J Steffort

Sanja has been living in the care of the Fairy King. For all appearances, she is a prisoner, kept there as part of an agreement between the Fairy King and her unwanted husband. But while actually a prisoner in name only, life there is far from free, though she has family & friends that she is able to spend some time with, they are no safer than she is. And if most knew that she did not actually consider the King a threat to her safety, all those she considered friends would be put in danger from multiple sources. And While the King may be Sanja’s friend, there are few other fairies that the same could be said about. There is danger around them all, and only time will tell if a way can be found to keep them all safe from the dangers they currently face.


This was an interesting story. Sanja & Rogue are growing closer, but there are still many secrets that are slowly unfolding throughout this book. It kept me guessing as to what was really going on between them. There is a lot happening in this story, and though we learn much of it, this story is not over yet. And with the way this book ends, I am very interested in learning what will happen in the next book. I don't want to spoil the ending, but I will say that it has me really wondering how the characters are going to find their way out of the most recent problem they have managed to fall into, as it, once again, feels like an impossible situation to escape.


I received a review copy of this book, and really enjoyed reading it. Ms. Steffort has woven a complex story that draws the reader in. This book does have a couple of sexual scenes, but they are an important part of the story and are not something that could have been left out without changing the entire tone of the book. Also, there is some violence, but again, it was also necessary for the story. I feel that I should  also warn you that this book ends leaving the reader desperately wanting to know what happens next. I know I’ll be looking forward to seeing how the characters find their way out of this problem.


If you have enjoyed her other books, you won't want to miss this one. Recommended.


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Friday, October 20, 2023

“Wicked Wisteria” written by Angela Pepper. Narrated by Tiffany Williams.

Strange things are once again happening in Wisteria. Print is vanishing from books in the library and elsewhere, even money is being affected with vanishing ink. Zara’s aunt Zinnia helps her to fix the books using a bookworm spell to restore the missing print, but what is causing it? And that’s not the only problem that seems to be happening, being a spirit charmed witch, Zara encounters a lost spirit who needs her help, but he may or may not actually be dead. Naturally, that seems to be only the beginning of the troubles happening at the moment.


Like the previous book, this one told a fun story that was well thought out and very entertaining. The characters were voiced well and distinctly enough from each other leaving no confusion as to who was supposed to be talking to whom. The plot kept me interested and entertained throughout the book, and the story kept me guessing until the end. I am already looking forward to listening to book 3 in the series so that I can see what sort of trouble Zara gets into next.


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Monday, October 16, 2023

"Saloon Girl Turns Mail Order Bride"
by Florence Linnington

Leanne has worked in a Saloon, waiting tables, selling drinks, singing, but refusing to sell her body to the patrons. It was not the life she wanted, and seeking a way out, she placed an ad in the Matrimonial times, but did not mention that she worked in a saloon. When Val Depue asks her to come and be his wife, she hopes that her life will finally be everything she longs for. But how often are things as simple as that?


I received an Advance Review Copy of this book. And like her other stories, Ms. Linnington has woven another tale of two people finding each other and having to overcome significant problems as they learn to trust each other, as well as how to love someone and forgive their past mistakes.


I enjoyed reading this tale. There were some interesting twists along the way, but as can be expected from her books, the characters found their way through the worst and to a happy ending together. If you've read any of her other books, enjoy mail rider bride stories, or are just looking for something that has an ending that will make you smile, then you will enjoy this book.


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Friday, October 13, 2023

"Bars and Boxcars" by Trixie Silvertale

Mitzi's father has just started a foundation dedicated to giving former prisoners a chance at a new start in life. Several of them are even working for him. Then a series of train robberies start happening and Mitzi is determined to help solve the puzzle of who is committing the robberies and how they always seem to know which train cars have the high end/expensive electronics.


I enjoyed reading this one. Mitzi manages to get  up to more hijinx than normal in this story in her attempt to find the criminals without Sheriff Harper's help. As usual, she finds herself in the middle of a heap of trouble, and as always watching her find her way out of the new mess she finds herself in is highly entertaining.


This is one of the books from a completed series that I have not yet made it entirely through yet. I have read many of the later books in the series but have been slowly trying to make my way through some of the books that I missed along the way. It may be a while before I have the time to read all of them, but I have been enjoying the opportunity to fill in some of the blank spots in my knowledge of the series from having not yet read many of the earlier books.


If you enjoy cozy mysteries or any of Ms. Silvertale's other books, then I believe you will enjoy this one. I would recommend trying to read this series in order, but even if you've missed one here or there, you should still enjoy this one too.

Monday, October 9, 2023

"Orchestrated Love" by AJ Buchanan

Jackson Knox and Noah Santiago first met at the college where Jax was a music professor and Noah was one of his students. They fell in love, but with Jax being Noah's teacher, having a romantic relationship between the two of them was dangerous. It presented too many problems that might have cost them both dearly if the relationship between a student and his mentor were to become public knowledge. And when Jax realized how great the risks were, he ended things between them, switching Noah over to a different mentor. But in order for him to make sure that Noah was truly safe, the break needed to be complete and immediate. And it completely broke both their hearts. But a chance meeting 11 years later could either destroy them both or maybe, just maybe, it could provide a chance for them to heal.


This was a sweet  M/M romance novel that was all about second chances. It was also about learning if the characters are each able to put aside their hurt and anger and truly open up about everything they once had, as well as whether or not they are willing and able to give themselves a second chance. If they can, they might find happiness together after all. But if not, then each of them has been cruelly reminded about the pain that they each felt after their breakup all over again. 


I read a review copy of this book and it does contain some graphic sex scenes, so be aware that this is not a book meant for younger readers. But it is a very enjoyable story. The characters are realistic in their emotions, and watching them discover and decide if they can, or should move past an old hurt makes this story all that much more interesting.


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Friday, October 6, 2023

"Amish Bliss" by Samantha Price

When Bliss writes to Adam  About the rabbit that Cherish had given to her as a birthday gift, a still upset Cherish substitutes the nice, polite letter from Bliss with an angry one that she had written, signing it with her step-sister's name. She didn't expect Adam to show up on their doorstep to apologize to Bliss in person, causing Cherish to realize that she still likes him. Unfortunately, he is now drawn to Bliss whom he believes wrote the letter. So what can Charity do to "fix"  the situation?


This was another entertaining story about the "Bonnet sisters. It is a very quick read that left me in a good mood at the end. Anyone who has enjoyed the previous books in this series, any of Ms. Price's other books, or anyone who enjoys a sweet Amish romance story with just a little bit of sisterly drama should enjoy this book.


Monday, October 2, 2023

"Double Double Royal Trouble"
by Trixie Silvertale

After the witch who makes the cursed candies that trap magical creatures, causing them to remain bound to the Renaissance Faire is found dead, it seems that things are happening quite at a rapid pace and great changes are in store for everyone. Not only does this murder need to be solved, but there has been a dragon spotted flying at night, and no one knows who it is. Also, there is a possibility that the curse could actually be broken, which would allow everyone to stay or go if they chose. But not everyone is sure they want the curse to be ended. Many of them have been trapped in the Faire for centuries and no longer know how to survive outside of it. Could one of them be the murderer? And can the curse actually be broken or are they all doomed to remain trapped there forever?


I received a review copy of this book. It was the final book in this multi-author, combined-world series. And it was a fantastic way to end the series, though I personally would love to read about what some of the characters will do next. This book was fast paced and the type of book you just don't want to put down. I really enjoyed reading it, as well as all the previous books in the series. The characters have been fun to read about, and I am only sorry to see this series end, even knowing that it had to eventually.

If you've read the previous books, have visited a Renaissance Faire, or enjoy reading cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist, then I believe you will enjoy this book. While I know that I’ve not said much about the story itself here, I am trying to be very careful about not giving away too much and spoiling the ending, which makes it very difficult to say much of anything that doesn’t include spoilers. The main character is Coriander, the recently crowned queen of the fairies, but all of the characters that I've come to love also play a large part in this story. And that only makes it even better. As I said above, it's a great ending to a very fun series.

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Friday, September 29, 2023

"Over the Falls with Gabby and Maddox"
by Steve Altier

Gabby and Maddox are siblings. Maddox is on a baseball team and Gabby is in dance classes. Secretly though, she yearns to play baseball like her younger brother does, while at the same time not wanting to hurt her mother's feelings by telling her she'd rather play baseball than dance. Then one day their parents surprise them with a vacation trip to Niagara Falls, and the family goes on their adventurous vacation to New York.


This was a sweet chapter book meant for young readers. Gabby and Maddox get to explore Niagara Falls, learn some of the fun and interesting history of the great landmark, and make some new friends along the way. This was a very sweet story that shows and teaches some history of the falls in a fun way as well as shows that girls can do anything that boys can do.


I received an Advance Review Copy of this book and enjoyed reading it. My daughter is currently too old for this book, but I think she would have enjoyed it when she was still young enough for it.


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Monday, September 25, 2023

"So we Stay Hidden" by Nick Savage

Vampires, Werewolves, and more. In West Haven, it seems that they secretly live among the humans. But the reason behind why they keep their true natures hidden isn't because they are evil. In fact, other than having a medical condition that makes them what they are, most people don't know that they aren't human. And just like anyone else, their lives are just as difficult at times, with the same highs and lows as anyone else. They may be different, but they are not the monsters some think they are.


I am going to start off by recommending you begin this series with book 1, "Us of Legendary Gods" as I believe a new reader might feel a little lost if they don't. That said, this book was just as enthralling as the previous one. Someone is hunting the Legends, but why seems to be the question. 


If you enjoyed the first book in this series, you'll want to read this one. The twists and turns will keep you wanting to know more. Parts of this story are as heartbreaking as the previous book was. This one doesn't end on as much of a cliffhanger as the first book, but it will leave you wanting to read the next one. 


One thing hasn't seemed to change though, and that is that people, whether what one might consider "normal", human, or monster, really aren't all that different from each other. But more often than not, all most of them seem to see are the differences rather than the similarities.


If you like stories involving Vampires, Werewolves, or other beings, and that are as much about who they are as the story is about what they are, then give this series a try. I don't think you'll regret it.


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Kat is a Secret Service agent who had the bad luck of needing to reject the advances of someone powerful. Because of that, her boss w...