Sunday, May 31, 2015

If Angels Fall

In Rick Mofina's thriller debut, If Angels Fall, the first installment in the Tom Reed and Walt Sydowski thriller series, he told us a gripping and dark tale about missing children. It all started with the disappearance and murder of Tanita Donner, a year ago, which had haunted Tom Reed. When he accused someone of being the killer, the backlash had destroyed his career and ruined his marriage. Now there was a strain of kidnappings between two children, when Tom was on the trail with Walt Sydowski on a possible serial kidnapper of Edward Keller, a deranged father who lost his children 20 years ago in a drowning. Before it was too late, they solved both cases, while Tom salvaged his marriage and saved his son from the evil clutches of water in a race against time.

This was a compelling and shocking thriller debut by Rick Mofina. I felt sad and worried about the Reeds, Donners, Nunns and Danners. I felt Edward Keller was a deranged looney toon. I did feel bad about Tom's marriage to Ann and his relationship sliding away from Zachary.  This is a riveting read from start to finish that would take you for a fast-paced ride like a speeding roller coaster.  I loved the vast California locations and scenic settings with the non-stop action, tons of compelling suspense, drama and intrigue from the opening to the closing of this book.

Will you be there if angels fall? If so, catch a copy today!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

To Hell in a Handbasket

In Beth Groundwater's To Hell in a Handbasket, the 2nd installment in the Claire Hanover Gift Basket Designer series, she told us how a family vacation turned up to be a nightmare. It all started with Claire and her family skiing down the slopes, when one accident turned into a homicide. That left Claire to do some sleuthing on why Judy's friend and boyfriend's sister was killed. She dug into some hard truths about the mafia and the family's dealings in the past, when her boyfriend's father committed suicide. It was up to Claire to protect Judy, when she fell in love with her boyfriend and got engaged in the end, when the bad guys were behind bars.

This was another great cozy from Beth Groundwater. I love the skiing theme for this mystery series, when the central location of Colorado was ideal for the scenic settings. I cared about Claire and her family, and was happy that Judy found her true love in Nick. I loved all of the skiing scenes, since it had a lot of drama, excitement, enchantment, intrigue and suspense into one great cozy mystery. This would take you on a snow-filled ride from start to finish.

If you looking to cool down this summer, check this book out today!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Bone Orchard

In Daniel Judson's The Bone Orchard, the second installment in the Gin Palace thriller series, he told us a gripping tale of revenge and corruption. It all started with saving a girl in a car accident from drowning in the year for Declan MacManus and his friend Augie. From there, it escalated into something worse and severe, when they've been bribes, attempted on their lives, and a deep dark secret that remained buried and hidden under ground. For Mac, it never knew what happened to the father. When he thought the Chief of Police was his enemy, he never expected it to be his own boss Frank, who had it in for him, especially with a shocking twist towards the end with a grisly climax.

This was a gripping and enthralling thriller in the trilogy. I cared about Declan and Augie and Tina. I didn't like the Chief or Frank for that matter. I loved the vast New York settings for the location in this fast-paced thriller. This would make you hold on tight for a wild ride with a lot of shock and awe on police corruption with a town's deadly secret. Great drama, excellent non-stop action, plenty of intrigue and mystery from page to page.

Will you discover the bone orchard today? If so, watch yourself with a copy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Death at Le Fenice

In Donna Leon's Death at Le Fenice, the first installment in the Commissario Brunetti Italian mystery series, we were taken into the world of the Italian police with interesting new characters. For Guido Brunetti, the Lieutenant of the Italian police, he arrived on his first crime scene at an opera. He discovered the dead body of the German Maestro, Helmut Wellauer, and investigated his past, even in German. Although he was a well-loved maestro, his life wasn't so called musical, when there was a lot of bad harboring secrets Guido discovered, even with his marital life. In the end, he discovered why and how he died by cyanide poisoning with a shocking twist.

This was a great introduction to the Venice mystery series. I cared about Guido and his family and about Clemenza, who harbored such grief. Some characters I didn't care so much. I loved the vast Italian and Argentian locations for the dual scenic settings for this series. This would take you to the world of opera and behind the scenes with great story-telling and grip you by the reins. Great drama, non-stop action and suspense and lots of intense intrigue.

Will you discover the death at Le Fenice? If so, give this one a try today!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Enchanted No More

In Robin Owens's Enchanted No More, the first installment in the Mystic Circle series, this was a fantastic urban fantasy romance with very vivid scenery and details of an imaginary world. For the last remaining Mistweaver, Jinnesfarne "Jenni" Mistweaver is a half-ling with magical elements and mourned the loss of her family from years ago. She's called upon to rescue her brother Rothly and heal him, while she was sent on a mission to help raise the bubble with her magical elements to help the Eight Lightfolk battle against the Darkfolk. She was reunited with her ex-lover, Aric Pandamon, a Treefolk, to go on this mission. Together, they travel to new foreign lands, a world like no other, when they've learned to care for each other again and about their magic to save their world from dark forces with a happy ending.

This was a magical and enchanted urban fantasy romance I really enjoyed. I cared about Jenni, Rothly and Aric and felt their pain and loss and growing love. I loved the visionary world of Denver and the interdimension between the real and fantasy world with the forest, the bubbles and the sea. There were tons of vivid imagery in the scenic locations and the settings.  This would take you to a whole new world in this series. Great drama, plenty of magical and fantastical action, great romance and lots of intrigue and suspense with a hint of mystery, too.

Will you be enchanted no more? If so, pick it up today!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Sound of Glass

In Karen White's The Sound of Glass, she told us a gripping tale about searching for the truth on the family and finding new answers for love. For Merritt Heyward, she recently lost her husband and moved to Georgia from Maine, when she recently inherited her late grandmother-in-law's home. From there, she met her stepmother Loralee and her ten-year-old half-brother Owen Connors, a family she didn't know, when she was estranged from her father, who had passed away. Within the hands of time, she met her half-brother-in-law Gibbes and revealed the truth to her marriage to him, and bonded with Loralee, who was gravely ill and carried a journal of truths. Together, they discover the truth of a 50-year-old plane crash, when it did with family secrets and the sounds of sea-glass, with a shocking heart-breaking twist in the end.

This was a beautiful and heart-warming mystery from Karen White. This really tugged at your heart with strong mixed emotions. I cared about Merritt, who dealt with an abusive husband, and for Loralee, who wanted to bond with Merritt before she died. I also enjoyed Gibbes and Owen, too. I loved the historical mystery plotline of the plane crash and the truth on who and why it was done, killing others along the way. This was a great story that dealt with love, heartache, and family secrets, for an intense and crazy mystery from the past that lead to the future.  Great drama, action, suspense, a hint of mystery and romance to wrap this up with a big bow.

Monday, May 4, 2015

You Can Trust Me

In Sophie McKenzie's You Can Trust Me, when you read this thriller, you'll be at the edge of your seat. For Livy Jackson, when she found her best friend Julia dead in her flat, she didn't believe she committed suicide and take it to heart. Now it was up to her to look for clues into her life, which bridged her closer to the truth of her sister Kara's killer, 18 years ago.  While she dealt with her suspicious doubts on her husband's Will infidelity again, she came closer to the truth on who was behind it all, when it was someone she knew and once trusted with a shocking climax in the ending.

This was a heart-pounding and  mind-blowing thriller. I cared about Livy and her family. I felt sorrow for Julia and those who were involved. I thought Paul was a real creep, right up to the end as a sicko. I loved the vast English locations for the settings in this novel. This would keep you at the edge of your seat from start to finish with every turn of the page. Great drama, excellent suspense and intrigue, and plenty of nail-biting non-stop action, too.

Will you check it You Can Trust Me today? If so, pick up a copy!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Executive Actions

In Gary Grossman's Executive Actions, the first book in the Executive series, he had written a fantastic thriller dealing with the war and ongoing political elections with a twist. For Morgan Taylor, he was the president of the United States who was up for re-election of a second term. For Scott Rourke, he was his top Secret Service agent who was on mission to uncover the story of his running mate, Teddy Lodge. Between the both of them, in a race against time from the nominations to the swearing in, they went out to proof a hidden conspiracy to take down the country and uncovered the secret between them with an assassin who had killed people to cover it up, and the truth behind his assassination attempt. There was a shocking climax right to the end.

This was a fantastic political thriller that would leave you at the edge of your seat. I cared about the country and what was at stake, during this election. I once cared about Lodge, until I've learned he was a phony and a hippocrate. I love Katie and Scott together and the President as well. I loved the USA and Libya as dual locations with vast settings for this novel. This would make you keep reading all night and don't want to put it down. You'll be hooked and intrigued with every page. Excellent drama and non-stop action with intrigue, suspense and a lot of mystery to keep you guessing.

Will you want to use your own executive actions? If so, check it out today!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lover Be Mine

In Nicole Jordan's Lover Be Mine, the second installment in the Legendary Lovers series, she told us an enraptured tale of two star-crossed lovers who were meant to be. When Lord Jack Wilde went to the masquerade ball of the Fortins, he was dressed as a pirate and did it as a dare by his cousins. Little did he know, he would fall in love with Sophie Fortin. But due to a decades-old feud between both families, he would have to work hard to woo Sophie away from Lord Dunmore. While Sophie's family counted on her to make a noble match, since she lost her brother years ago, she tried not to fall in love with Jack, no matter how hard he tried. For Jack, he came from a turbulent childhood with an absent father and adopted by his cousins in England, who haven't forgiven his father for abandoning them.  In order to woo Sophie's hand, he would have to put the past behind him and make amends with his father and settle the score with both families, before they can have a happy ending.

This was a beautiful and heart-warming historical romance that touched my heart. I really cared for Jack and what he had endured and gone through, when he was just a child. How much can a little boy can take? I also cared for Sophie who was torn between love and obligation, when she went with her heart's content on loving Jack. I loved the vast locations in Europe of England, France and the imaginary country of Navartania. It painted a vivid picture and scene for the settings. This made me heartsick for the couple and applaud them in the end for overcoming any obstacles they had for each other. This had great romance, drama, intense intrigue and plenty of action.

Will you be swept away with Lover Be Mine? If so, check it out today!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Beef Stolen-off

In Liz Lipperman's Beef Stolen-Off, the second installment of the Clueless Cook Mystery cozy series, Jordan McAllister returned to solve another touch case. For Jordan, things were looking up for her and her column at the newspaper. But when her boss wanted her to go to the Cattleman's Ball, Rusty Morales was her escort for the night. That's when she met some interesting cast of characters, before things turned awry when Rusty had a seizure and turned up dead. Now it was up to Jordan and her brother Danny to find out who wanted to poison Rusty and why, while she helped her friend Sandy exorcise some ghosts from her grandfather's house. When she had gotten closer to the truth, she had a close call of her own from the killer herself.

This was a great culinary cozy with a take on the beef industry. I continued to care for Jordan with her relationship with Alex and also with her brother, who was a bit of a charmer. I did feel sorry for the Morales family. I loved the central location of Texas with its scenic settings. This would make you cringe and smile throughout the novel from start to finish.  Great drama, good non-stop action and intrigue with hints of suspense and mystery.

Will you find out the story of the beef stolen-off? If so, check it out today!