Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Where Memories Lie

In Deborah Crombie's Where Memories Lie, the 12th installment in the Kincaid/James series, we were introduced to Gemma's neighbor and friend, Erica Rosenthal. This mystery meshed with historical factual fiction. It started with the missing brioche that turned up at a London auction house. Erika believed it lead to her husband's death, which was assumed a suicide. That's when Erika told Gemma about her past about fleeing the Nazis in the war. It was up to Gemma to investigate the connection between the brioche and David's death in the cold case. When a second present-day murder turned up, she needed Duncan's help to sorting things out and giving Erika justice she deserved.

This was another great Kincaid/James mystery in the series. I did care about Erika and her plight. I also cared about Gemma and Duncan, too, and how they've worked together and grown together as a couple. This would make you speechless and breathless right to the end. I loved the great scenery in England for the London locations for this novel. Great drama, excellent intrigue with non-stop action, and plenty of suspense and mystery from start to finish.

Do you know where memories lie? If so, please check it out today!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Coffin Dancer

In Jeffrey Deaver's The Coffin Dancer, the 2nd installment in the Lincoln Rhyme thriller series, Rhyme and Sachs return in another great thriller. It all started with a new serial killer that was on the loose in NYC, who was hired by someone to take out three people, which began with a bomb on the airplane.  Rhyme joined Amelian Sachs, his associate on the field, to track down this sneaky sniper and watch his every move. They were on the hunt for the Coffin Dancer, an ingenious killer who changed his appearance faster than he added to the trail of his victims. With only one clue on a tattoo of a grim reaper waltzing with a woman in front of a casket. Now it was up to Rhyme to use his intuition and wits to track his down, before time ran out for the three federal witnesses for them with only forty-eight hours left.

This thriller had another gripping one with chills and thrills. I continued to care for Rhyme and Sachs, when we get to know them better, and a possible romance grew between them. I loved the NYC locations and settings to make the scenery pop out right in front of your eyes. This would hook you on the first page and take you for a wild ride to the end. Great drama, plenty of non-stop action, intrigue and suspense with a shocking twist that happened towards the end.

 Will you help stop the Coffin Dancer? If so, join forces today!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Atlantis Unleashed

Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day is a fantastic new paranormal series that you're going to love. Dr. Keely McDermott is an archaeologist from Ohio, who has a strange connection to a wooden fish carving, and has a strange gift. Justice is from Atlantis, who's also part Nemeid, who've been sent to the Void for years, and have a splintered mind of two souls. He and his brothers fight vampires who want to rule the world, while he learns the truth on his birth. When Keely is sent to Atlantis, she's on a quest to find another stone to unleash Atlantis. Keely and Justice are attracted to each other, who fight each other and butt heads, while they're on a mission to heal his mind, fall in love, and realize their destiny, while they continue to fight more battles with the vampires and restore Atlantis to earth. A great new serious with an imaginary world and plenty of passion to go around. This is the 5th book in the series I believe. Can't wait to read more next year.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Endless Love

Although I haven't seen the movie version, The Notebook is a beautiful love story, both contemporary and historical, about Allie Nelson and Noah Calhoun. They met one summer and split up, and years later, they're reunited, fall back in love, with some obstacles together, to get their happy ending. But years later, their true love stands beyond priceless time with Alzheimer's and with cancer and arthritis, when they know it's time to say goodbye. This is a nice romance for a quick read. Lovely.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Game Over

In Fern Michaels's Game Over, the 17th book in the Sisterhood Vigilante series,  the Sisters were back with kept promises of a new future. The Sisterhood Vigilantes waited to get their pardons signed, sealed and delivered. But there was a dilemma, a setup and some snafus along the way, especially for their own Lizzie Fox, who was heading for a coveted seat in the White House. They would do their best to protect one of their own.  In the end, they played their part for justice at the White House to obtain their freedom. Everyone did get a happy ending from surprising engagements to expecting babies for all the players involved in this series.

This was another great book by Fern Michaels. I continued to care about the Sisters and Lizzie, especially when Lizzie's future was heading on the way up. I loved the Washington D.C. area for the backdrop of this series with spectacular scenic settings. This would make you be shocked and be awed at the same time. Great drama, good action and lots of tension and intrigue along the way.

Why don't you check out Game Over today!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Out of the Shadows

In Kay Hooper's Out of the Shadows the third installment in the Bishop/BCU trilogy series is the third book in the BCU trilogy, this storyline continued to deal with the evil shadows. In this one, Sheriff Miranda Knight dealt with a serial killer in her small town. Someone in her jurisdiction preyed on teenagers and killed them. When it did get complicated to solve, she recruited her former lover, Agent Noah Bishop, from the BCU and his team. Together, they figured out who was doing this and why by profiling the killer as they discussed their own feelings from the past. There was also a bad spirit out there  who wsa going after her sister Bonnie. Together, they bonded and fell in love to fight all odds. This has a great paranormal twist to it, too.

This was another terrific paranormal thriller. I continued to care for Miranda and for Noah as well. I loved the paranormal shadow storyline as well that continued in this trilogy and also in the series as well. I love the small town feel for the location and the storyline as well, too, for the settings. It made it even more real and surreal. I do get chills and goosebumps from start to finish. Great drama, excellent non-stop action and suspense to keep you hooked on reading more.

Will you come out of the shadows for a great thriller? If so, give this a go today!

This Duchess of Mine

In Eloisa James's This Duchess of Mine, the 5th book in the Desperate Duchess Series, this historical romance dealt with Elijah and Jemma, who met at an arranged marriage by their parents, and have been separated for nine years. That's when she learned a shocking discovery and bolted from the altar.  She went abroad and created a scandal, if anyone believed those lies, Jemma swore she'll win Elijah back in order to have a heir, and wooed him to fall in love with her. When she learned about his heart ailment, she'll do anything to have him love her, no matter what the price. Sooner than later, the duke fell in love with his own wife. 

I loved the theme that it dealt with a match of chess.  I thought it was a clever maneuver and a quirky setup. The backstory between Jemma and Elijah of how they spent their nine years apart and led their separate ways. This showed what people would do for love and to even the score. Between Jemma's wittiness and Elijah's heart condition, this would grip you into suspense and make you ooh and ahh at every page turn. It's a priceless love story.

Check out this enchanted historical romance today!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Big Girl

In Danielle Steel's latest romance, Big Girl, Victoria Dawson was born unloved by her parents, made fun of all the time, and never sized up to her young sister Gracie, who had all she ever wanted. She didn't look like to them and ate a lot for comfort food. Although her feelings never changed for her sister, she fought an uphill battle with them, as she tried to make her world her own with her teaching, finding relationships and finding her niche in New York. But it was never easy, until she found the right guy, especially when her sister got engaged to a replica of her father, and that was when her parents learned a lesson at face value. Not only that, she learned to love herself. This is a good book to read, if you have daughters. As long as you love who are you, you don't have to change a thing. This is one of her greatest romances up to date.

This was an excellent contemporary romance about family and favoritism amongst siblings.  This brought tears to my eyes, when her family mistreated her, when others teased her, and how she found a good guy in Gary who took care of her. It also taught us a lesson about loving yourself before loving others. Just be yourself! This one would score high marks for families all around.

Come as you are in this novel! Grab a copy to download to buy this week!

The Last Surgeon

If you love great medical thrillers, you'll love Michael Palmer's The Last Surgeon. Dr. Nick Garrity was suffering from PTSD from his war wounds and searched for his friend, who vanished from the war. Jillian Coates was a psych nurse, who didn't believe her sister committed suicide. Together, they joined forces to discover a heinous plot that stemmed from the CIA and dealt with the ongoing war, while they go head to head with Franz Koller, the mastermind of the "non-kill." Later, Nick and Jillian fall in love. A great medical thriller and one of his finest yet to date.

This was an excellent medical thriller. I continue to love the political connection to it as well. I did feel bad for Jillian and Nick, who both suffered from tough losses in their life. But they do make an excellent team and couple together. I didn't like Koller one bit. I loved the Washington D.C.-Virginia dual locations for the storyline. This would take you an exhausting thrill ride from the first page to the last. Great medical suspense, intense action and intrigue along the way, with a hint of romance and mystery for this novel.

Ready for a fantastic medical thriller? Download a copy today!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Out of this world

This is a delightful new paranormal series, sans the romance, by Toni Andrews, the third book in the series. In Cry Mercy, Mercy learns more on her telepathy ability to "press" people, to find out more about her biological family, and why her adoptive family didn't want her anymore. She also helps with her friends, when Sam's father is missing on the shore with Alzheimer's and Tino trying to get his brother out of the gang. Great suspense and drama in this book.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Digging up dirt

If you like a taste of Southern fiction into your mystery series, you'll enjoy the first of Deborah Knott books, the Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron. This starts off with Deborah Knott running for office as a judge, when Gayle Whitehead asks her to look into the cold case murder of her mother. And when she does, it turns out a lot of heat by unearthing secrets and possible damaging her campaign for judge. Great twits and turns to the very end, this is a delightful new mystery series.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chipped to Death

If you love good culinary cozies with recipes, you'll love the Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder is the first one in the series which deals with Hannah and her shop, The Cookie Jar, when she solves a murder of Ron La Salle at all lengths, to figure things out. Plus, her mother, the matchmaker tries to set her up with Norman, a dentist who maybe be boring and nice, with multiple attempts, and at the end with Mike Kingston, a new police detective, who's always a sexy widower, who's vying for her attention. A lovely cozy with delightful recipes. Plus, there's a sweet novella after called Candy for Christmas, about a runaway teen during Christmas. And the recipes are to die for! I'll be reading three other books in this series later this year.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Race for the Cure (ARC review)

If you love a great thriller with a fantastic plotline and juicy twists and turns, you'll love Joan Brady's Venom, a sequel to Bleedout. David Marion is an ex-con on the run, when someone wants him dead. He goes under the radar by using a disguise and leaves no trace behind. Dr. Helen Freyl is a physicist and apparent heir to a bee farm. The farm caused much friction between two medical corporations who both want the farm's rare bee venom. Both English companies, UCAI (Univers Chemical and Analytical Industries) and Galleas International, both want to patent it. UCAI offers Helen money and warns her the competition. She turns them down.

UCAI offers her a job in London working for the Follaton Foundation. After she accepts, they wine and dine her, still trying to get her to sell. Even Sir Charles Hay, the leader of UCAI, dates her and proposes marriage to Helen. Even though dubious of his true intentions, she accepts and keeps her eyes open. She then discovers the hidden truth about the radiation poisoned victims over in Belarus. They play hardball. From there, people who work for them and uncover their secrets wind up dead, then Galleas International catches on about the truth. David gets word of her dilemma and goes to her. When Helen catches on to UCAI and Hay, she ditches him with David's aid and they go on the run. There is more than hint of passion between them. From the USA to London and Belarus they travel. If you love great thrillers, you'll love the race for the cure in Venom.

(I would like to thank BookChickCity for letting me enter the 2010 Suspense/Thriller Challenge, and letting me review this ARC. The book came out last month. I would also like to thank Ally Glynn, the web manager for Simon and Schuster UK, for sending me the book.)

Friday, March 5, 2010

First You Run

Although in the middle of the Bullet Catcher series, First You Run starts off a trilogy of books with a continuing plotline, this is a fantastic new romantic suspense with Bullet Catcher Adrien Fletcher, a Tasmanian with plenty of charms, who's on a mission to find a daughter who've been sold illegally on the black market trade, when she was adopted. It's the request of her dying mother, who's wrongly accused of murder, and needs a bone marrow transplant. Plus, there's a heinous twist to why Miranda Lang's life--his principal's--is at risk, when she's on a book tour talking about 2012 and deals with the Mayan gods. Great suspense, plenty of romantic drama, and a great book to be hooked on for good. It has a great cliffhanger at the end too.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Losing You

In Nicci French's  Losing You, this thriller was a helluva of a whopper, when it took place in one day in Sandling Island, England. In a nutshell, Nina Landry was a single mother, who was about to go on holiday in Florida, after her daughter Charlotte set her up with a surprise 40th birthday party. When her daughter didn't turn up, she panicked and wanted to find her, while she learned secrets on her daughter's life and accused everybody of keeping secrets from her. In the end, she received the shock at the end of the day, when she fought for her life, when someone she trusted betrayed her. I don't want to give away the closing ending.

In this gripping thriller, I did feel so terrible and bad for Nina and for Charlotte. I hated that it was from one bad surprise to another. It wasn't what she expected, even for her birthday. I loved the Sandling Island location for this storyline. It  made it sound so ideal. This would shock you and leave you shaking in the end.  Great drama, plenty of suspense and intrigue, and lots of shocking twists that were filled with mystery in the way.

Come on and enjoy this thriller today!