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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Fallen (The Djinn Wars Book 3)

Fallen (The Djinn Wars Book 3) by Christine Pope

Continuing on where Taken left off, Jessica has become more courageous and determined.  The few Djinn and their chosen are at war with the survivors.  The only was to survive is to activate the device that will weaken them, but create a barrier to protect them.  Knowing the barrier will not last forever, they continue to search ways to survive.

When rougue Djinn break through, the only hope is Jace.  Would you sacrifice your true love so others will live?

Loaded with so many twists and turns, this will not disappoint.  If you have enjoyed the first two, you will be pleased with this one.

Beautiful Entourage (5 Book Series)

Beautiful Entourage (5 Book Series) by E.L. Todd

A series of 5 books about an escort service, but with very strict rules.  6 friends decide to run an escort service, 5 men and 1 woman who runs the business.  Very strict rules like no kissing or anything sexual, no giving out personal info like address or phone and most importantly, no getting involved with a client.

The 5 books are written with each man having his own book and telling his own story.  4 of the friends are very happy with their lifestyle.  Great income, no strings, enjoying life to the fullest.  One of the friends is looking to settle down and start a life with the love of his life.  Each of the stories goes through how each of the friends meet a certain girl and what happens.

While it starts great, after the 3rd book, it becomes too easy to know what happens next.  The only different one is the book 5, the story of the man who wants to settle down, but cannot find the love of his life.  Even still, they are a good read for those who like a love story.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Crystal Night (The Prometheus Saga)

Crystal Night (The Prometheus Saga) by Charles A. Cornell

A short story set in the time of World War II and Nazi Germany.

A twist of alien science fiction.  Who would think a bartender could be an alien?  Johann is a probe sent here to observe the human species. The secrets some try to hide.

Well written and intense about a brutal time in history, especially for a short story.  You will feel as if you are back in time in Germany.

Bloody Mary (A Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mystery)

Bloody Mary by J. A. Konrath

This is the second in the Jack Daniels mystery series.

Who would think a murder mystery thriller could have humor?  This author does.  Mixing a female cop “Jack”, her partner Herb and a serial killer.  Even though you learn who the killer is before the end, it isn’t about who did it.

Witty and loaded with a cast of characters to keep you turning pages.  Be aware there are some gory descriptions as well, as this is a murder mystery thriller.  Jack’s personal and professional life are quite the read.

Lost Lake

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

While Sarah Addison Allen is one of my favorite authors, this one was a little disappointing, but not for any specific reason.  

Kate is in a fog.  Her daughter, who has a personality all her own, is being raised by her grandmother.  Feeling the need to get a grip on her life, Kate decides to take her daughter and travel to a place from her past.  Kate’s great aunt is selling a camp that has been a part of the town for generations.  The townspeople are sad about the pending sale, but understand an elderly woman cannot run a camp by herself.

While her touch of magic is always mixed into her stories with a great cast of characters, it just didn’t seem to be of Sarah’s usual greatness.  It is still a good read with so much to keep your interest turning pages.  The prequel “Waking Kate” is not a necessary read, but it is enjoyable.

Lunch with Miss Hepburn: The Last Interview

Lunch with Miss Hepburn: The Last Interview by Simon Worrall

Katherine Hepburn was a truly unique personality.  In her interview, she spoke candidly about Hollywood, New England, Spencer Tracy and other parts of her life.  For her interview, she did not treat Simon with any special airs, she was just herself.

While it is a short book, it was an interesting read.  It would have been nice to read more and some new information.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Secret Affair (Jennifer Morgan #1) - Special Preview: The First Six Chapters

The Secret Affair (Jennifer Morgan #1) - Special Preview: The First Six Chapters by E. Jones

Jennifer and Amber are best friends, and own a struggling advertising agency.

On the way to a new presentation, Jennifer stopped to get their usual coffee.  While waiting in line a handsome gentleman enters to pick up a called in order.  When he is not happy and wants the order redone, the customers waiting in line are not happy.  Jennifer decides to speak her mind.  Only to discover later that same gentleman is who they are having a meeting with to try to win his advertisement.

Typical presentation jitters and nerves do not go over well with Jennifer.  But the head of Blackwood Advertising wants to have dinner with Jennifer to go over the presentation.  A panic attack tells Jennifer not to go, so she calls Amber, who goes instead.

While recovering, her neighbor James comes over to check in on her.  One thing leads to another and they decide to go to dinner together, something Jennifer is very happy with.

These first six chapters leave you wanting to read more.  Do Jennifer and Amber get the ad job?  What happens with Jennifer and James?  What happens with Amber and William?  Only the balance of the book will tell.