Thursday, December 31, 2009


In the Gatekeeper, the third book of the Kelly Jones Thriller series, this dealt with domestic terrorism that serial killers, right in our backyard. This was the best one yet. From Arizona to New York and Texas, this was action-packed with every twist and turn on every page. For Kelly and Jake, this one changed everything, when they've gotten engaged. Kelly worked on a disturbing case of someone dismembering senators, when Jake was sent to work to rescue an abducted teen. But little did they know, both cases would be related by someone who was the leader of reuniting hate groups to terrorize our own country with an explosive ending.  There was even a bit of a mini love triangle and shocking twists in the end, making you want to know more and more for the final installment. Hands down, this was a winner and the series kept getting better. 

This one tackled one of the toughest battles our country ever had to battle in our entire history: homeland terrorism. Disturbing as it was, this one took it to a different level to have gone further and farther. I loved how both Kelly and Jake became an official item and worked on one big gigantic lead to connect their cases together. I hate that it dealt with hate crimes and terrorism. Some scenes were a bit tough to swallow with a bitter aftertaste.  But it was excellent, through and through.

Ready to stomach some hard core nitty gritty? Grab a copy and give it a go today!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Strangers Amongst Us

For those thrillers fan out there, you'll love Brad Meltzer's The Millionaires. This is an action-packed fast-paced thriller for a quick and easy read to breeze on through. It deals with two brothers, who after they discover a secret at a NY bank, are on the run from some bad guys and end up in Florida, when things get dicey and suspenseful. Plenty of twists and turns all the way through to put you at the edge of your seats. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse is a great thriller from Nelson DeMille. Although the book a sequel he wrote earlier, called the Gold Coast, you can get a hint of history in the background through the narration of what transpired in the past, a decade ago. This is set in 2002, when John Sutter returns home for a funeral, and deals with an Iranian landlord, a possible hit by the mob don's son, his ex-wife and then his in-laws from hell. And it's all centered in the gatehouse, his former home. It gets dicey, when he and his ex decide to remarry and things get harry from there. What a great read and a new delight to add to my TBR list. Enjoy!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Baby swindle

Deadly Deals is another good quick read in the Sisterhood series, the sixteenth of them and the second one I've read. It deals with two corrupt lawyers swindling babies from their adoptive parents and how the Vigilantes got back to them with pure revenge. It even has a hint of romance and drama. Deadly Deals takes place around winter time and good for a fun and an enjoyable read, just in time for the holidays. Enjoy! Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Wrecker

In the 2nd installment of the Isaac Bell historical fiction/action-adventure series by Clive Cussler, The Wrecker, Issac Bell returned in another fantastic historical action-adventure. This time, he was up against the Wrecker, who've destroyed trains and wrecked railroad facilities across the country for no reason at all. The South Pacific Railroad President, Osgood Hennessy, had plans to finish the railroad by winter and hired Isaac Bell.. If the railroad isn't completed in time, Hennessy would lose funding and his company would be destroyed. But with the Wrecker who had plans of sabotaging the railroad, that was when Isaac Bell and his team came in to stop him in a race against time. 

This was a great break from the modern-day action-adventure of the many NUMA series. I love the cross-genre of historical fiction and action-adventure for this as well. I found Isaac Bell a fantastic lead character for this on-going series.  I also love the race against time theme for this one, when it dealt with railroads. I also loved the nature of espionage and sabotage, too. I did care about Isaac and Hennessy, because they dealt with a sabotaging maniac. I loved the time period of the 1900s and the West Coast, too. Great historical drama, plenty of fantastic action, intense adventure and lots of intrigue that was packed into this novel.

Ready to stop the Wrecker? Pick up a copy now!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Echo Burning

If you love to try new thriller series, then you'll enjoy Lee Child's Echo Burning, the fifth book in the Jack Reacher series. This dealt with Jack, a loner and a hitchhiker, who got caught up with helping Carmen Greer, a troubled seductive woman  who gave him a lift. In return, she needed protection from her abusive and dangerous husband and ended up in a crossfire of another small town filled with corrupted politician and dirty secrets and a plan. Before sun set, this ride could cost both of them their own lives.  And what was mind-blowing in this thriller was what happened between them with one car ride.

This was another good Jack Reacher thriller from Lee Child. I did continue to care for Jack and became dubious about Carmen Greer and her own intentions. No one should be stuck in an abusive relationship. When in doubt, they should get out. I loved the small town connection to this one as well with another dirty of political corruption tied to the line. I didn't like Carmen's husband and wasn't sure to trust her as well. This is fact-paced, action-packed for a quick and easy read with plenty of intrigue and suspense along the way. So hang onto your seats for a wild and twisted ride as well.

Did you see echo burning? If not, grab a copy for yourself this week!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kindred in Death

In the 29th installment of In Death series from JD Robb, Kindred in Death, this one was one of the best ones yet, when it dealt with a shocking and heinous twist, when it had hit close to home and to the NYPSD. This took place in a futuristic New York City in the year of 2060. When the captain and his wife return from their vacation, they looked forward to spend time with their sixteen-year-old Deena. But they came home to find her killed in her own bedroom. When they thought they've figured it out, he continued to taunt and torment them with his various identities along the way. This left Eve Dallas searching the backstreets for a ruthless killer. This one was gripping and right at the edge of the seat, when it dealt with family and how hard- hitting people can be, when it came to payback. Hang on for a wild ride.

This was another fantastic futuristic thriller from JD Robb. I loved the view of a futuristic New York City and all of the different types of gadgets we can envision of having, like those 'links to use and communicate with other people with. That vision is crystal clear on how technology can become. This tackled a rough issue of family loss and dealing with grief. I loved the coupling of Eve Dallas and Roarke. I loved how Eve interacted with her police force to come together and bring justice for everyone involved. Great drama, lots of intense action in every scene, and great sexual chemistry, too.

Ready to become a kindred spirit? Obtain a copy this week!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ford County Stories

In Ford County Stories, John Grisham takes a break from his legal thrillers and go back to literary fiction novels like Bleachers and Skipping Christmas and a Painted House. He returns to Clanton, Mississippi, the same location for a Time to Kill, and wrote seven different stories, all centered in Ford County. Each one deals with a law/law enforcement angle and some are pretty tough to read. IN the book cover, there's a brief synopsis on each story for you to get a feel for it. I think this is a good read and something you might enjoy for a quick read.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Divided loyalties

If you love a great storyline, you'll love The Last Town on Earth. It's historical fiction intermeshed with medical thriller. Set during WWI, during the draft, a flu epidemic sweeps the West Coast, when one fictional town called Commonwealth, Oregon, quarantines itself from the rest of the world to prevent the epidemic to enter the town. A lot of twists and turns in each chapter to keep you guessing what happens next, all the way to the end. I recommend it.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


If you love historical romance love stories, you'll love Sandra Brown's Rainwater.  When a dying man arrived and boarded a boardinghouse for rent in 1930s Texas, a lot of racial prejudice was going on, even when it was up against the rich and the poor. This happened when David Rainwater met Ella Barron, a single mother of a ten-year-old challenged son named Solly. She was a bit resistant on opening a room for David and accepted his application to let him inside. At first glance, she was taken on a whirlwind journey as her world began to change like the wind everywhere she went, even for her son. That's when two people like David and Ella endlessly fall in love and say goodbye. It's all about sacrifices and second chances, to live and love again, when love has no limits. This book has a shocking twist for a tearjerker at the end. I don't want to give it away. People will do anything for love. This one needs a Kleenex.

This was a wonderful and heart-breaking historical romance. I cared for Ella and her son and for David, too. This really showed what it was like back then, during the Great Depression and the racial divide in the town. To have it set during the 1930s in Texas was the perfect place for location and setting. I really loved how their relationship unfolded and developed in a slow gradual pace with the magic between them. This made me sigh and take a couple of deep big breaths and cry a few times.  Great drama, excellent romance with tons of action and suspense.

Will you fall in love with Rainwater, too? If so, check it out today!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Blood Game

If you love great thrillers, even in series or stand alone, then you'll love Blood Game by Iris Johansen. It's one of her finest and best thrillers yet to date, featuring Joe Quinn and Eve Duncan. This time, she was entangled into a deadly web of deceit, when a ruthless killer sent her a bloody message and another deadly missing girl's body is found. He might know more about what happened to Bonnie and wants Eve to play this game of bloodsport with him. To help her settle the score, she needed Joe and Jane to outnumber the killer. This one deals with a grisly twist, with shocking turns, and lots of surprises. This kept on getting better with intricate plots to shock us all. Watch out!

This thriller definitely gave me goosebumps and sent chills down my spine. Although the crimes were grisly in nature, it was enough to knock the wind out of your sails. I continued to love Eve and Joe in this series and the thrilling adventures they sent us on. Spine-tingling and mind-numbing, this one would make you become worried about them to keep reading till the end. I loved the Georgia connection and beyond to send us all over the place. I wasn't too keen on adding Jane to the mix as well.  Great suspense, tons of action, and an excellent novel.

Don't get caught up and tangled? Be free with a copy today!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Southern Lights

If you love contemporary romance novels, you'll enjoy the newest one by Danielle Steel, Southern Lights. It dealt with Alexa Hamilton and her daughter, when she prosecuted a criminal and placed her daughter's life in danger. She had  no choice, but to send her back to her home to her southern roots in Charleston, South Carolina. When she visited her daughter there, she realized how settled and enriched she was into the southern world with her new family, while learning about her roots there and why her mother fled the scene. And things had  changed there, a bit for the better and the worse, when there was a bit of happiness in the middle and towards the end. If you love happy endings, you'll love the settings in Charleston and New York City for this novel.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Treasure of Khan

If you like action-adventure, then you'll love another great novel in the Dirk Pitt NUMA series. It has all the good ingredients for an expedient read. Plenty to feast your eyes on too. It deals with a lost and ancient treasure and oil drilling for gasoline. It's set in Hawaii and Mongolia, with a little bit in Russian waters. A little hint of romance and intrigue and lots of drama, suspense, and excitement, all through the novel. You'll enjoy it. Prepare to be shocked and awe with this thrill ride.