Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hail to the Chef

In the second book of the Ollie Paras White House chef series, Hail to the Chef, Olivia "Ollie" Paras is the new executive chef at the White House. With the Thanksgiving preparations days away, the tension is tight. There's been talks about selling Zendy Industries and hostile partners wanting the First Lady to sell, when she doesn't. Things go wrong. First the electrician is electrocuted, then there's two murders and some bombs scares... and Ollie's in the middle of it all as a prime target, when there's some enemies amongst them in the White House, who would do anything to get their obstacles removed and out of the way. Great suspense and drama with yummy recipes to enjoy.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Rescue

The Rescue is a beautiful historical/inspirational romance, the second book in the English Garden series. Anne Gardiner and Robert Weston ended up getting married, when he caught her from falling from a ladder. Little did they know, her ill father wanted them to get married and they did as strangers--a marriage of convenience. But when this happened,  it was the talk of the time, while Anne's reputation was tarnished by gossip. That's when Robert decided they get married for real. And slowly but surely, they grew comfortable with one another and fell in love with each other, while they placed their faith in God to set things right for the perfect fit.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tiger Reef

If you love adventures and thrillers that take place in the water, you'll love the Ben Gannon series, which take you on an adventure above and below the water.  Ben Gannon and his girlfriend Sasha are sailing and prepping to dive off the coast of Indonesia, when they eyewitness a barge being pirated. From there, things aren't what they seem, when they save one mate, and end up in trouble from witnessing it happen. They end up in the wrath of two men, Anton Jaeger and Malcolm Durant, who have a high price to pay for illegal tiger hides and for keeping one white tigress a prisoner. When Sasha gets captured, it's up to Ben and a few others to save her from Durant's clutches and then from Jaeger's hands, when they're on a wild wide and fight for their life with a surprise ending. What a rush!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


If you love great mysteries with a bit of sports thrown in and lots of drama, you'll love the second book in the Duffy Dombrowski series.  In the second installment, Duffy has a lot on his plate. His girlfriend broke up with him. He's teaching a teen karate lessons and getting ready for a fight, there's strife at work, and his new client is controversial from his parole. When there's murders happening at the same place his client, Howard Rhineheart, killed four people, thirty years ago, he's under suspicion. Everyone believes it's him, while Duffy believes his innocence, when the world's against him. When he goes investigates the going-ons at the high school, he's closer to the truth and facing danger straight on.  Lots of good drama here.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Undead and Unemployed

If you love great paranormal romances that's whopped with a hint of humor, you'll love the Undead series by Mary Janice Davidson. In book two, poor Betsy Taylor. She's undead, the Vampire Queen, and has a full plate of her. There's Sinclair, the King, who's in love with her, a vampire war, her family relations with her stepmom, and dealing with her new life and a job at Macy's. And what's Elizabeth to do? Little did she know, that's someone after her, someone in her fold, while there's another male who's interested in her. Talk about freaky love triangles and conflict of interests.  This would make you laugh out loud and have an enjoyable read at the same time!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Path of the Assassin

If you love action-packed military thrillers that would take you across the Post-9/11 world, you'll love the second installment in the Scot Harvath series. Scot's on the haunt for the remaining members of the Lions of Lucerne, when things go haywire in Macau. Meanwhile, Meg Cassidy is on board a flight to Egypt from Chicago, when it's get hijacked and terrorized, while she's an eyewitness to the silver-eyed assassin who've terrorized and killed in Europe and elsewhere. That person is the same person Harvath's in on the path for, halfway across the world. Meg and Scot are on the hunt for the same person or people, who killed innocent people on the plane. They team up and gets the shock of their lives, when the assassin's who's who they thought he was, and why's a close ally is after the same person for special reason. What an adrenalin rush!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Valley to Die For

If you love good cozies with a hint of archaeology, anthropology and history, you'll enjoy Radine Nehring's A Valley to Die For, the first installment in the Something To Die For cozy series. Carrie McCrite, a widow and retired librarian, moved to Arkansas from Oklahoma, a few years after her husband's accidental death. When her neighbor went missing and was found out dead, it was up to Carrie and her friends to find out who wanted her dead. Carrie later discovered a buried hidden family secret JoAnne kept to herself, which she had sworn in silence not to reveal until later. Between shots being fired at them, someone was now after Carrie, when she found a piece of pottery, and now targeted her and her friends. Later, she discovered the shocking truth of who done it and why... someone close to her. What a good read!

This was a great introduction to the Something to Die For cozy series. I cared about Carrie and how she met Henry King and her new friends. I became intrigued in the location of Arkansas for this mystery series and its intriguing scenic settings from start to finish.  This would intrigue you with its intricate storyline and hooked into the series. Great drama, non-stop action, intrigue, suspense and a dose of mystery.

Check out a Valley to Die for today! You'll like it!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nothing to Fear

If you love enthralling romantic suspense novels, you'll enjoy Karen Rose's Nothing to Fear, the 4th book in the romantic suspense series. Dana Dupinsky ran a battered woman's shelter. But deep down inside, she had her own secrets of her past she kept to herself. When Alec Vaughan was missing, Ethan Buchanan searched for him from Maryland to Illinois. When they meet, they realized they both shared the same feelings for each other. But when Ethan realized the truth about her and Hanover House, the tables were turned, when there was a serial killer/kidnapper who sought  retribution and revenge to those who sent her to prison a decade ago, and sending those who stood in her path, a dose of paralyzing fear until the end. What an enjoyable read.

This was another great romantic suspense from Karen Rose. This one sent shivers down my spine and straight to my toes. I cared about Dana and Ethan and for Alec as well. I liked the twist of having a female serial killer angle in the storyline, too. I liked the Baltimore and Chicago dual locations for the settings in the series.  Great drama, excellent romance and hot non-stop romance, and plenty of intrigue and suspense through to the end.

Do you have nothing to fear? Warm up with a copy today!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Desert Burial

I don't really much science fiction. But I would call this book a cross between futuristic sci fiction and thriller. Ty Campbell is a widower, working in Mali for the National Atomic Energy Administration, when the world's in turmoil. People are dying from dysentery and other diseases. He's chosen by Bud Van Sickles from Timbucku Earthwealth and Janissary Security to be on a top secret panel. They want him to find out what's going on and what to do with the disposal of nuclear waste. They're up against The Authority from Jamaica and a Russian company. There he would later the secrets of sabotage happen before his eyes, when he relives the memories of his wife's murder and sees how war tears up the country. From Africa to Europe to America, he would take you across the world and discovers what would happen to the future. This is a good read.