Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'll Be Watching You

If you love great fast-paced romantic suspense/thriller  novels, you'll love this one by Andrea Kane. In I'll Be Watching You, Taylor Halstead was a psychologist and well-known radio personality, who feared she would never be safe again. And then a mysterious email came. First her cousin Stephanie's boyfriend Gordon Mallory violated her private home. Later both of them were killed on his yacht in an explosion.  She was later being stalked and terrorized by a psycho who was obsessed with her, and would do anything to get closer to her... even kill people close to her. It had  escalated from there. Meanwhile, she fell in love with Reed Weston, a handsome lawyer who helped her out. This was one of the finest ones from her yet.

This one sent shivers up and down my spine in cold waves of numbness. From the first page to the last, I would hooked into this thriller and couldn't even dare put it down for a long while. I did feel bad for Taylor, when all of this had happened to her all at once. I did feel that Reed cared for her, too. I loved the tri-state area location to place the scenes in day and night. Great suspense, plenty of dramatic action with intense romance and a thrilling shocking twist at the end.

Why not check this out today!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


In the 25th installment of the Alex Delaware mystery series, Deception dealt with the death of Elise Freeman, a prep school teacher, who was tortured and killed by her tormentors. It was up to Alex and Milo to discover what remained behind closed doors of the well-esteemed prep school. They later learned her killers were also killers at the same school, too. While the school close ranked against the scandal, they unearthed some rather disturbing and shocking dirty secrets. When they were ready to apprehend her killers, they might step into the halls of a booby-trapped death trap in the school.  There were many twists and turns to take you on a wild ride. This is another fine page-turner for sure. You'll love it.

This was another compelling mystery to read. Of course, the crime scenes of this murder was a bit gruesome in nature as well. I continued to root for Alex and Milo as they face the head of danger dead on. I liked the idea of how a prep school become the backdrop, while the California location was an ideal spot to place the series. I did become worried about Alex and Milo in the school. This had plenty of twists and turns to keep reading  right to the end. Plenty of intrigue and action to balance the mystery out, too.

Don't be deceived. Take a change by checking this out today!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Villa of Mysteries

In David Hewson's The Villa of Mysteries, the 2nd installment in the Nic Costa series,  this was another fantastic mystery set in Italy. Nic Costa joined forces with Teresa Lupo, a forensic pathologist, to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl at the carabineri . When they looked into the missing girl's family, including her seductive mother, they've noticed the resemblance of a similar case of another missing girl who's mummified corpse had just been discovered by Nic and Teresa, when it was a race against time and encounter nasty mobsters to save another life.

This was a fantastic mystery for the Nic Costa series. I cared about Nic and Teresa and the missing teenage girl, too. These characters were so real and authentic to take you right there at the crime scenes. I loved the rich Italian settings for the background all over Rome and the locations in Italy. This would make you hold your breath and want to bite your tongue in a few scenes. Great drama, excellent suspense and intrigue, and lots of action and mystery along the way.

Will you discover the villa of mysteries? If so, check it out today!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cypress Nights

It's been two years, since I last read a great Stella Cameron novel. I always enjoyed her Bayou novels set in Louisiana. Cypress Nights deals with Bleu Laveau, who came from a bad marriage, and wants to build a new parish school to teach in, when someone's dead straight against it. Meanwhile, she falls in love, and learns to love again with Roche Savage. Plenty of drama, action, suspense, and romance, all wrapped up in a great romantic suspense novel. I'll be reading two more of her books later this year.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dark Birthright

I don't really read much YA books these days. Dark Birthright has been on my TBR list for a year or so and thought I'll give it a shot. Besides YA, it's a cross of historical fiction and fantasy, set in Scotland in the 1600s, when a baby is born into a fisherman's family, and learns he's a true heir to a lord, when he carries the Second Sight and fell in love with a Wiccan witch. It has drama, passion, action, romance, well-detailed research to back it up, and a delightful read, whether you read YA or not. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mr. Twilight

I won Mr. Twilight, a few years ago at a online conference's contest. I thought it was time to read it and try it out. This is a cross between sci fi and fantasy, when Colin, a soul who hasn't crossed over yet and going after Lilith, his love, when someone opened a rift to let bad things happen. From there, it's up to Colin, an angel named Zoel, a demon named Asdeon, and a shaman named Gabrielle, to fight those forces, when a few people have died, even if they have to join forces with the police. In the end, at the battle of Good vs Evil, there's a shocking twist to the end. I thought this was all right, somewhere around 2.5 stars. It gets an average rating for me.

Abandon Ship

If you love thrillers with a shocking twist, you'll love Buzz Cut by James Hall. It's set in the Florida Keys on a cruise line, when a serial killer has a way of words with his vocabulary, and uses voltage shocks to kill his victims. It's up to Thorn and Sugarman to stop him before he commits more crimes. There's a dab of romance and lots of great drama, not scary like Koontz in anyway. A great start to a new thriller series.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Silent Sea

In The Silent Sea, the 7th book in the Oregon Files series by Clive Cussler, Juan Cabrillo and his crew wee after another ship from our history, way back in World War II. They didn't expect to come across something that might cause them trouble--this time they chased the remnants of a satellite from NASA. Only they were after Argentinian soldiers, who were illegally drilling in Antartica, and uncovered an ancient curse from 500 years ago. Another compelling quick action-adventure on the high seas and abroad. Lots of drama and action for a great page-turner.

This had a lot of drama on the sea and below the surface. I loved how they explored South America and went down to the Arctic Circle to Antarctica. Excellent scenery to keep you captivated all day long with this fascinating read. I did care about Juan and his crew, when they dealt with those soldiers and the ancient Chinese curse, too. I loved their knowledge of shipwrecks and other sea-faring vessels as well. Great action, tons of adventure on the water with intrigue, mystery and lots of surprising twists.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Dark Paradise

In Tami Hoag's Dark Paradise, this was one of her earliest novels before she wrote thrillers as a romantic suspense. It had all the drama of a thriller and passion from a romantic suspense novel. Mary Lee Jennings left California to meet her friend Lucy in New Eden, Montana. Little did she know, she discovered her friend had ended up dead, and learned the shocking truth of the secrets of this small town, while she was putting herself in danger on living on a ranch, and falling in love with a stubborn cowboy. A great read to enjoy any day of the year.

This was another great novel from Tami Hoag. I did feel bad for Mary Lee, when she found out about Lucy's death. I loved the idea of picturesque Montana and on a ranch for the location of this town. This gave me goosebumps and shivers down my spine. It also left a bad taste in my mouth. Call you a thriller or a romantic suspense, I'll consider it a romantic novel per se. Great drama, lots on tension and intrigue, and plenty of action to left you shaking all over.

Welcome to your dark paradise! Read it and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Ongoing War

If you love high-paced thrillers, you'll love Quantico by Greg Bear. Although my library has labeled it sci fi/fantasy, it's actually a near-futuristic thriller, when a group of FBI recruits and a bioterrorism expert are up against some home grown terrorists in a time of war. From a raid going wrong, they learn who they're up against and what's he all about--this book has the great adrenalin like Vince Flynn and the action like Brad Thor. This is a good read for sure.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Watch out for Gators

If you love a good mystery or thriller with a twist, you'll enjoy Carl Hiaasen's Tourist Season. It has a bit of dark humor thrown into mayhem and not really classified as horror. Set in Southern Florida, it's up to Brian Keyes, an ex-reporter turned PI to stop a local terrorist cell from kidnapping or killing tourists in general, all for the name of driving the tourists away from Florida with an environmental slant to it. Some parts may be a bit gruesome, but not too hard core. It's a nice read.