Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ABOUT "THE 9TH JUDGEMENT" BY JAMES PATTERSON

Audio CD


Published April 1st 2010 by Random House Audiobooks (first published 2010)

I descided on a rainy day I would sit down and listen to James Paterson's 9th Judgement and I was down for the day.  I enjoyed this so much that I had to listen to the entire book from beginning to end.  Carolyn McCormick reads the novel and she reads it with so much feeling.  This is the first time I have actually sat down and listened to a book on cd and I had always wanted to read a James Patterson novel for quite sometime now and I am so glad I fineally did.  I normally wouldn't have chosen a mystery novel but I have heard so much about James Patterson I had to know how he writes.

The main characters are Lindsey Boxer who is a detective and her partner is Rich.  The story takes place in San Francisco and is about several murders.  Lindsey and her partner are after the man who is called the lipstick killer.  They are also after a cat burglar they call Hello Kitty.  There is plenty of excitement and it kept me wanting to here more and more until I had listened to the whole thing.  This James Patterson cd is great and I enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone who loves a good mystery.

ABOUT "THE BRIDE COLLECTOR" BY TED DEKKER



Compact Disc


Published April 13th 2010 by Hachette Audio (first published 2010)

*************POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT***********


Brad Rains is the main character, he is the investigator int he murders.  This story takes place in Denver Colorado.  The killer is knowN for picking beautiful woman to murder and hang on the wall.  The investigators gave the killer the name of the Bride collector because they were wearing vails when they were found.  Rains was drawn to a private mentally ill home to talk to their residents.  One of the residents was named Paradis and Brad somehow felt drawn to her.  Paradise is Bi-Polar and she sees dead people.  Paradise has visions and Brad knows that she is seeing something and works to get her to talk and trust him.  I really liked this story and I felt like I was right there in the investigation.  It was a little unnerving at times and I liked that.  The book was read by John Glover and he does a wonderful job of reading and making the listener feel like they are really there in the investigation.




ABOUT "ECSTASY UNVEILED" BY LARISSA IONE

"Ecstasy Unveiled"

Published January 26th 2010 by Forever (first published January 14th 2010)


Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages


I won this book on DK's Everything Romance Books . 

This novel is an unusual love story between two characters Lore and Idess.  Lore was born of a human and a demon.  Lore has a twin sister named Sin.  Lore is trying to free his sister Sin from being owned.  He must kill Kynan Morgan to set her free.  He has a power in his right hand that will kill instantly at his touch.  Idess is an Earthbound angel until she completes her duties, then she gets her wings.  She was assigned to Kynan to protect him from harm. There is crosses between werewolves and vampires, werewolves and angels that drink blood and & demons and so on.  This is a different type of novel than I normally would have read.  It was my first paranormal book like this and I did enjoy reading it mostly because it is pretty different than the romance stories I normally choose.  It was a good change of pace and I really liked it.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

MY REVIEW OF "DESPERATE DEEDS" BY DEE DAVIS


Published:  August 2nd 2010 by Forever
Details:  Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Series:  A-Tac #3
isbn:  0446542024 (isbn13: 9780446542029)

MY REVIEW

Tyler and Owen are the main characters in this book. Tyler works for A-Tac and she is transporting a detonator.  The detonator was hi-jacked and the 2 men that were with the detonator were killed and Tyler was knocked out.  Tyler and Owen are working together trying to locate the detonator and they knew that there was a mole in the A-Tac team that they had to find out who it was.  This is the 3rd book in the A-Tac Series and the 2nd book that I have read by Dee Davis.  This book can be read by itself or with the series.  I found that this book was pretty good but I did like Dangerous Desires much better. It took me a little while to get into this story but after reading for a couple chapters it caught my attention pretty good.  The book is well written and has good details with the characters and I will be reading more of her books.

FIVE FUN FACTS

1. Dee Davis has been an anglophile for as long as she can remember. And has a particular soft spot for an English accent, especially when accompanied by dark hair and piercing blue eyes. Enter Cornish hero Owen Wakefield from MI-5.


2. Although Dee has never even seen a bomb, she’s always been fascinated with man’s propensity to blow himself up and admires those who work to stop it. Enter our heroine, munitions expert, Tyler Hanson.

3. Dee’s grandfather suffered from Alzheimer’s and watching his deterioration was both difficult and painful. That struggle is reflected in Tyler’s efforts to cope with her father’s battle with the debilitating disease.

4. Some of the world’s greatest art can be found in religious buildings around the world. Enter the fictional St. Anne’s Chapel in lower Manhattan and the equally fictional statue Divine Christ inside the church.

5. Computer expert Harrison Blake first sprang out of Dee’s mind in the first Last Chance book, Endgame, and now by popular demand, he’s back and working with A-Tac. For more information about the worlds created by Dee Davis, check out http://www.deedavis.com/

I was given this book free by Forever-Hachette Book Group and Anna through Book Blogs to do this review. This review is of my own opinion. 

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Description (from Goodreads):

As the demolitions expert for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Tyler Hanson has two great loves: literature and explosives. She lives by the motto “duty first” and doesn’t have time for personal attachments . . . until a steamy one-night stand turns into a professional partnership.


BURNED BY BETRAYAL

When Tyler meets Owen Wakefield, a handsome British operative, she seduces him with no intention of ever seeing him again. But then the sexy Brit is brought into A-Tac, and despite Tyler’s efforts to keep her distance, she finds herself falling for him. Trusting him.

Owen seems too good to be true—and he is. He’s hiding his true motives and identity, and no matter how he feels about Tyler, he can’t keep her secrets. One of A-Tac’s members has turned traitor and helped terrorists to hijack a shipment of nuclear weapons. As witnesses start dying and evidence starts disappearing, Owen and Tyler must race to find the mole—and prevent a final, cataclysmic act of destruction.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Review of "Dangerous Desires" by Dee Davis


"Dangerous Desires" by Dee Davis
Published:  July 1st 2010
Deatails:  Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
isbn:  0446542040 (isbn13: 9780446542043)

MY REVIEW

Madeline and Drake are the main characters and the story takes place in the Columbian Jungles.  Madeline is trying to destroy Ortiz Di Silva because he had a hand in her sisters death and they are out to kill Madeline bacause she knows too much. Drake has been sent to help her because she has information they need.  There is a lot of excitement and danger in every turn.  This story has a mix of danger and romance and I  really enjoyed reading this book.   Although I hadn't read the first book to the series I found that I had no problem reading and following this story even though it is the second in the A-Tac series.  I will be looking forward to the third book which will be out in Aug.

About Dee Davis

Dee Davis has a BA in Political Science and History, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. During a ten-year career in public relations, she spent three years on the public speaking circuit, edited two newsletters, wrote three award winning public service announcements, did television and radio commercials, starred in the Seven Year Itch, taught college classes, lobbied both the Texas State Legislature and the US Congress, and served as the director of two associations.




Her highly acclaimed first novel, Everything In Its Time, was published in July 2000. Since then, among others, she’s won the Booksellers Best, Golden Leaf, Texas Gold and Prism awards, and been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt and two RT Reviewers Choice Awards. To date, she has sold eighteen books and three novellas, including Chain Reaction and A Match Made on Madison.
She’s lived in Austria and traveled in Europe extensively. And although she now lives in Manhattan she still calls Texas home.

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Description from Goodreads:

A-Tac is an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Brilliant, badass, and seemingly bulletproof, the members of A-Tac are assigned to the riskiest missions and the most elusive targets.  When the CIA learns that Madeline Reynard, the mistress of international crime-lord Miguel Ramón, can provide the location of a newly developed bio-chemical weapon, they contact A-Tac. And A-Tac survivalist Drake Flynn is given the responsibility of extracting Madeline from Ramón's compound, finding the weapon, and transporting them both to a secure location.


A woman with nothing to lose, Madeline is willing to risk everything to escape her life with Ramón - even a dangerous trek through the jungle with a man who makes no secret of his disdain. Madeline had an impoverished and dangerous childhood, and she makes no apologies for the life she's led, but despite mutual animosity, she cannot deny her attraction to Drake.

As Drake and Madeline battle their personal demons, the team races against the clock to locate the hidden weapon. But Ramón and his men are never far behind. And when the couple are separated from the others, what began as a simple extraction becomes a battle for their very survival, with the two of them forced to rely on each other - or die.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

"KNIGHT OF PASSION" BOOK GIVEAWAY

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DESCRIPTION

HOW CAN THIS PASSIONATE KNIGHT...
Renowned beauty Lady Linnet is torn between two desires: revenge on those who destroyed her family or marriage to her childhood sweetheart Sir James Rayburn. One fateful night, she makes a misguided choice: she sacrifices Jamie's love for a chance at vengeance.

TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST?
Jamie Rayburn returns to England in search of a virtuous wife-only to find the lovely Linnet as bewitching as ever. Their reckless affair ignites anew, even hotter than before, although Jamie vows to never again trust her with his heart. Then just as Linnet begins to make amends, she's tempted by one last opportunity to settle old scores. But a final retribution could cost her Jamie's love - this time forever.

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MY REVIEW OF "KNIGHT OF PASSION" BY MARGARET MALLORY


Knight of Passion
by Margaret Mallory

published:  June 1st 2010 by Forever
details:  paperback, 387
isbn:  9780446559867






DESCRIPTION

HOW CAN THIS PASSIONATE KNIGHT...


Renowned beauty Lady Linnet is torn between two desires: revenge on those who destroyed her family or marriage to her childhood sweetheart Sir James Rayburn. One fateful night, she makes a misguided choice: she sacrifices Jamie's love for a chance at vengeance.

TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST?

Jamie Rayburn returns to England in search of a virtuous wife-only to find the lovely Linnet as bewitching as ever. Their reckless affair ignites anew, even hotter than before, although Jamie vows to never again trust her with his heart. Then just as Linnet begins to make amends, she's tempted by one last opportunity to settle old scores. But a final retribution could cost her Jamie's love - this time forever. 

WHAT I THINK ABOUT THIS BOOK-

The two main characters are Jamie and Linnet.  They were together in Paris which didn't work out too well.  I really liked how they met again in London.  There is some excitement in the story line which I like.  Linnet is looking for the person that did her grandfather wrong when she was a child.  Her brother is always watching out for her because she is always getting herself in trouble one way or another.  She seems like she is a little wild and uncrontrolable at times. 

The book kept me wondering what Linnet was going to do next.  Linnet keeps Jamie on his toes all the time.  There's Witchcraft, potions and sorcerers in the story and I liked the paranormal aspects of it.  I would recommend this book.  I enjoyed it very much.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ravished By A Highlander Winners Announced


I want to thank everyone who has entered and to thank Hachette Book Group for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway.  I would normally use Random.org to pick my winners but we only had 5 entries for this giveaway and I have 5 copies to giveaway you all will receive a copy of Ravished By A Highlander.  Congratulations to my 5 winners below:

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

REVIEW OF "MONTANA DESTINY" BY R.C. RYAN


"Montana Destiny" by R.C. Ryan


Published:  May 1st 2010 by Forever
details:  Mass Market Paperback 352 pages
isbn:     0446548634 (isbn13: 9780446548632)

Description (from publisher)

They're the McCords...three rugged, sexy cowboy cousins who'll inherit the family range--if they seek the treasure hidden on it. But even more precious are the women who can tame their wild hearts...


Emergency medic Marilee Trainor likes her freedom and lives for trouble. But when she stumbles upon a clue to the legendary McCord gold, she 's suddenly in a mysterious killer's sights--and the arms of irresistible playboy Wyatt McCord. This McCord cousin has been everywhere, yet the ranch is the only place he feels at home. Now Marilee's courage and independence make him want to protect her, win her heart, and finally settle down. But trust is the one thing Wyatt and Marilee can't easily give. And their survival and everything they cherish depends on whether they can surrender to each other--to fight for their...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  R.C. RYAN

New York Times bestselling author R.C. Ryan has written more than ninety fiction novels, both contemporary and historical. Quite an accomplishment for someone who, after her fifth child started school, gave herself the gift of an hour a day to follow her dream to become a writer.


The Lost, an anthology of stories by J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, and R.C. Ryan writing as Ruth Ryan Langan was published in Fall 2009. Ms. Ryan’s story, “The Legacy,” is an exciting tale of intrigue and other-worldly adventure.

In a career spanning more than twenty years, Ms. Ryan has given dozens of radio, television, and print interviews across the country and Canada, and has been quoted in such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan. She has also appeared on CNN News, as well as Good Morning America.


MY REVIEW

I thought this storyline was very good.  It kept me interested and was very hard to put the book down.  It was a book that made me want to just read more and more and I really just didn't want it to end.  It has excitement, desire, passion and suspence all in one and that makes for a great book. 

Marilee and Wyatt are the two main characters in this book and they make for a great couple.  They are strong willed and both have went to great lengths to make a life for themselves that they always wanted while growing up.

Wyatt's family is a family that everyone would want to have.  They are always there when they are needed and they care for each other very much. This book was very good and it is the second in a series.  You don't need to read them in order to understand and enjoy this book.  I am looking forward to R.C. Ryan's next book coming out in November of this yr. "Montana Glory". 

I received this book from Forver, Hachette Book Group & Anna through Book Blogs for free to do this review.  This review is my own opinion.

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Description (from publisher)

They're the McCords...three rugged, sexy cowboy cousins who'll inherit the family range--if they seek the treasure hidden on it. But even more precious are the women who can tame their wild hearts...


Emergency medic Marilee Trainor likes her freedom and lives for trouble. But when she stumbles upon a clue to the legendary McCord gold, she 's suddenly in a mysterious killer's sights--and the arms of irresistible playboy Wyatt McCord. This McCord cousin has been everywhere, yet the ranch is the only place he feels at home. Now Marilee's courage and independence make him want to protect her, win her heart, and finally settle down. But trust is the one thing Wyatt and Marilee can't easily give. And their survival and everything they cherish depends on whether they can surrender to each other--to fight for their...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

WHAT I AM READING NOW

I am reading
"Knight of Passion"
by Margaret Mallory
My review will be posted on July 14th.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

RAVISHED BY A HIGHLANDER GIVEAWAY

Description (from Publisher)
FORBIDDEN LOVE


Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she's been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown's most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal--and a bold rescue--land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.

UNDENIABLE DESIRE

As the firstborn son of a powerful Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor has no loyalty to the English throne, but he's not the kind of man to leave a woman in distress, even if she is English. He vows to deliver Davina to safety, unharmed and untouched. Yet one stolen kiss leaves them both smoldering with desire...and desperate for more. With Davina's secret threatening to destroy his clan, Rob must choose between everything he holds dear and the one woman he can't live without.

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THE BOOK I AM CURRENTLY READING

I just got this book in the mail today and will be starting it tonight.  The blog tour is coming up in may and my review will be posted on May 25th.

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

FRIDAY FOLLOW

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"FORBIDDEN PASSION" BY RITA HERRON GIVEAWAY FOR 2 COPIES ENDS MAY 30TH

FORBIDDEN PASSION
BY RITA HERRON

DESCRIPTION (from publisher)

SHE SEES HIM IN HER DREAMS...


Fueled by her family's murder years ago, Dr. Marlena Bender has devoted her life to understanding violent criminals. But when a serial killer in this small Southern town starts taking the lives of women in diabolical ways--leaving trophies of his kills on Marlena's doorstep--it all hits too close to home. Terrified, Marlena turns to the only man she can trust...the man who saved her life.

BUT HIS SECRET IS HER WORST NIGHTMARE.

Sheriff Dante Valtrez would move heaven and earth to keep Marlena safe, but he's not the savior she thinks he is. A dark legacy runs through his blood and a dangerous secret lies within him. Now a fierce, hot, ruthless desire draws Dante and Marlena together--as a demonic force from his past threatens to rip them apart, destroying everything they hold dear.

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"DARK DECEPTIONS" BY DEE DAVIS GIVEAWAY FOR 2 COPIES ENDS MAY 30TH

DARK DECEPTIONS
BY DEE DAVIS

DESCRIPTION (from publisher)

A-Tac is an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Brilliant, badass, and seemingly bulletproof, the members of A-Tac are assigned to the riskiest missions and the most elusive targets.


TORN BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE
Covert operations expert Nash Brennon has spent the last eight years trying to forget Annie Gallagher, his former field partner and the only woman he ever loved. Annie betrayed him when he needed her most, then vanished without a trace. Now suddenly she's back in the game - this time as a suspected traitor and threat to national security.

Annie's son has been kidnapped by political terrorists. The price for his life? Assassinate a UN ambassador. When Nash and his group find her, the smoldering passion between Annie and the man she swore she'd never contact again blazes out of control. But can Nash trust her? The stakes couldn?t be higher: Their enemy's endgame is personal, and one false move could cost them their lives.


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Sunday, April 11, 2010

What I am reading now

I am currently reading Dare to Surrender by Lilli Feisty.  I won this copy in Febuary from DK's Everything Books and am just now getting to it.  I am in the second chapter and so far it has been very good.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WHAT I AM READING NOW

The book I am reading now is called Return of the Warrior  by Rebecca York.

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