Monday, March 30, 2015

All Shots

In Susan Conant's All Shots, the 18th installment of the Dog Lover's Mystery series, Holly Winter was in for wild ride. While her husband was away on vacation, it all started with a missing dog and a dead body. It was up to Holly Winter to discover that they were two other Holly Winters were in Cambridge, and one of them had her identity and stolen her mail. That's when the other Holly decided to do some investigating of her own, when it came to identity theft and dog-napping of a sort.  The closer she realized she was onto something, the truth unraveled before her eyes and came closer to her own end.

This was a phenomenal cozy mystery that packed a lot of suspense into one great novel. I cared about Holly Winter and was concerned about the other one. I did feel bad for Mellie, when she was caught up into this own mess as well. I didn't like Calvin and Grant and was worried for Streak for sure. I loved the Cambridge location and the dog breeding settings from the dog show to Holly's home. Great drama, excellent suspense and intrigue and lots of great non-stop action.

Will you pick up a copy of All Shots today? If so, give it a go!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunstroke

In Jesse Kellerman's mystery debut, Sunstroke, he told  us a gripping tale about secrets and lies of the worst kind. For Gloria Mendez, she was a single 36-year old woman, who had her hopes and dreams set on her boss, Carl Perriera. But when she received a strange phone call from him after an earthquake, she set out to find out about his disappearance in a small ghost town in Mexico. From there, she met the Mexican police and was told he died in an accident. Back and forth, she tried to handle his estate, when she was gotten more twists and turns about who her former boss was, and who tried to take advantage of. It was up to Gloria to find out the whole story and take matters in her own hands for justice.

This was a fantastic mystery debut. I really cared about Gloria and really got to know her via her flashbacks to when she lived with her brother and mother. I liked Reggie, too, and thought of the characters were a bit rough around the edges. I loved the dual locations of Mexico and Los Angeles for the scenic settings in this novel. This would make you care about her and root for her through the end. This was really a nail-biting gripping mystery. Great drama, terrific non-stop action and heart-pounding suspense and intrigue to the shocking climax.

Will you be exposed to the sunstroke? If so, pick up a copy today!


Signature Kill

In David Levien's Signature Kill, the 4th installment in the Frank Behr thriller series, Frank returned on a most devastating and heart-breaking case that might cost him his family. When he investigated a disappearance of a missing prostitute, he didn't know what to expect. With his boss breathing down his neck, his relationship with his son and his girlfriend became more in jeopardy.He required the help of a profile he became attracted to, while he became more obsessive to track down his killer. The closer he learned the truth and discovered the identity of the killer, he track him down and took matter of his own hands, before he killed again, and tied up loose ends, when it was over.

This was a fantastic thriller that would really grip you and pull you in for a wild ride. I cared about Frank, Susan and Trevor. I thought Mistretta was an interesting character, while I despised Prilo and Adler for sure. I loved the Indianapolis settings and locations from start to finish. This made me ponder about a criminal's motives and their signature kills. Some scenes make me a bit queasy and sick to my stomach, due to the gruesome nature to it. Excellent drama and non-stop action, great intrigue and suspense from start to finish.

Will you uncover the killer's signature kill, too?


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Hunter

In Monica McCarty's The Hunter, the 7th installment in the Highland Guard historical romance series, she told us a tale of great adventure and romance. For Janet, a nun posing as Sister Genna, she's on the run from the king, while the war in Scotland was on for freedom. That's when the king, Robert Bruce, sent Ewen Lamont, who was known as the Hunter to go and find her. Little did they know, sparks fly between them, when she was betrothed to another, as he chased her to bring her back home. With so many obstacles in the way, they defeated the odds to be together in love and marriage.

This was a beautiful historical romance for the Highland Guard series. I cared about Ewen and Janet and how they chased each other to find true romance. I loved the settings of the Scottish war for Freedom, during the Highland era of the Renaissance. It was a perfect location for the series. This was a captivating read and had drawn me in from the start. I loved getting to know Ewen and Janet in this romance. Great drama, excellent non-stop action and intense heated romance with intrigue and mystery.

Will you fall in love with the Hunter? If so, check it out today!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Paradise Valley

In Dale Cramer's Paradise Valley, the first installment of the Daughters of Caleb Bender series, we follow the adventures of Caleb Bender and his family. The Benders were an Amish family in Ohio, who didn't want to send their children to school. When Caleb's wife was sick, he decided to send his family down to Mexico to learn a new life and discover new families there. From there, we watched Rachel fall in love with Jake, and Emma and Mary give birth, when they built their own Amish-Mexican settlement there. We also saw Miriam fall in love of Domingo, a Mexican who helped them with bandits and other misadventures in Mexico. This was an inspiring love story that dealt with the faith of God and his ways.

This was an excellent historical/inspirational romance, which was based on true events. I cared about the Bender family, when they went to Mexico and experienced love, adventure and childbirth about there. Talk about the adventures of the heart. I loved the Ohio and Mexico dual locations for the settings in this inspirational fiction novel. This would make you sigh and take a deep breath and weep with joy and cry for heartache at the same time. Great drama, excellent adventure with plenty of suspense and romance to keep you enthralled.

Will you sojourn to Paradise Valley, too?


Monday, March 16, 2015

Serendipity

In Fern Michaels's Serendipity, she told us a heart-warming story about love and finding your own destiny. During the 1950s in Philadelphia, Marjory "Jory" Ryan returned back to her Chestnut Hill family home after her father died from her self-exile in Florida, after her failed marriage and miscarriage. From there, she made herself a home and didn't want to get involved with her soon-to-be ex-in-laws' crossfire. There, she dealt with her own independent life of being an owner of four loving dogs, an advice columnist, and then got caught in a love triangle between her ex and his best friend, especially when she'd gotten hit by a car. That's where she didn't know about her own feelings and decided to make a name of her own by befriending her ex-mother-in-law and running a magazine, until fate handed her own destiny for her to take for her own in the end.

This was  beautiful historical romance set in the 1950s. I cared about Jory Ryan and the people she interacted with. I loved the  Chestnut Hill area of Pennsylvania for the backdrop of the location and the scenery for this lovely story. I loved her interaction and love for the dogs, too. This made me cry, sigh, tug on my heartstrings, and smile in the end of this powerful romance. And you would too. Great drama, plenty of non-stop action and intrigue with sparks of romance, too.

Would you find your own serendipity, too?


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rolling Thunder

In Mark Berent's Rolling Thunder, the first installment in the Wings of War series, he recounted from his own point of view from what happened in the front lines during the Vietnam War. I first thought it was a historical fiction story and later learned it was nonfiction, since I rarely read nonfiction, especially that's military/war-based. But this was an excellent on what happened from both sides of the war for the Americans who flew over Vietnam in the planes and what happened to them who were killed in action. This had something for everybody with historical romance, historical fiction, and plenty of action-adventure. Although some of the military jargon got in the way by reading, but it made it accurate and true to form for Mark Berent's real life story of fighting overseas for our country. If anyone loves a compelling story for nonfiction fans, this series is the one for you.

If you love nonfiction novels that takes place during the war, give Rolling Thunder a try tonight!