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Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Diplomat

The Diplomat by Ethan Jones

This is the next in the Justin Hall series, and in keeping with the previous books, this one will not disappoint.

Justin Hall travels all over the world for his job, thwarting terrorists of all kinds for the safety of the world.  This time a Canadian diplomat has been kidnapped.  Always keeping an eye for anything usual, Justin fears his team may not be trustworthy.

Relying on the help of an old friend, Justin is able to discover the truth about the kidnapping and how high up the truth and lies go.  Who on his team can he trust?  Who can he depend on to help?

Loaded with action and suspense, this will keep you turning pages until the end.  Even if you have not read any previous books, you will not feel lost, but you will probably want to go back and see what you have missed.

An Aria in Venice

An Aria in Venice: A Musical Interlude Novel by KaSonndra Leigh

KaSonndra Leigh has done it again.  Please note this is an adult read, for mature audiences.

Adriana Dostov was legally an adult, age 21, but everyone around her treated her like a child or a porcelain doll that needed to be protected so it would not break.

Adriana decided it was time to be an adult and made a bet with her friends to lose her virginity.  Enter one drop dead gorgeous hunk called Luca.  Luca was well known for having numerous affairs with women, and leaving them behind.  Adriana thought that perfect, no strings, no long term commitments or relationship.

But things don’t always go as planned.

An aria is defined as a piece of music for one voice, or occasionally two voices in an opera.  Arias are melodious and usually elaborate.  The title could not be more spot.  For a ballerina and a designer, elaborate is the perfect adjective.  The relationship and story will draw you in.  The more they learn about themselves, the secrets and each other, the more you will feel for them and their families.

Stuff Every College Student Should Know

Stuff Every College Student Should Know by Blair Thornburgh

The perfect book for the upcoming college student!  It is perfect in almost every way, right down to the size.  Small and compact, with short easy to read topics in each of the short chapters.

Stuff your teachers don’t usually tell you.  For example, how to survive your first roommate, how to furnish your dorm or first apartment for little money, how to pull an all-nighter studying for an exam, how to find friends or places to hang out, and so much more.

Even my teenage son, a junior in high school, thought this was interesting and informative, with a touch of humor thrown in.  Well worth the cost.