Friday, December 29, 2006

Obsidian Butterfly ~ Laurell Hamilton

This is the ninth novel in the Anita Blake series. In this novel Anita has to repay Edward for having killed his backup in a previous novel (The Killing Dance). He calls Anita and tells her he needs her to come to Santa Fe and help with the case he is working on. Anita arrives in New Mexico, and visits the crime scenes, and starts investigating, as well as meeting a couple more of Edwards associates. Anita also meets the local Master of the City, an Aztec goddess.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Blue Moon ~ Laurell Hamilton

This is the eighth book in the Anita Blake series. In the very beginning of this book, Anita gets a call, Richard has been arrested in Tennessee for Attempted Rape, which we all know he didn't commit. The Master of the City there has refused to allow Jean-Claude or any of his people passage, but Anita goes anyway. After they get down there, Anita and her bodyguards, a couple vampires, a few wereleopards, and a few werewolves, run into trouble with the local sheriff, as well as with the Master of the City. Together with the local werewolf den, they battle it out and solve the problems.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Burnt Offerings ~ Laurell Hamilton

This is the seventh book in the Anita Blake series. In the beginning of this novel, Anita learns that her killing Gabriel in the last book has left the Wereleopards without a leader, and they have become anyone's meat, basically, free for anyone who cares to use or abuse them. So in trying to help them out, she becomes their Alpha, their leader. At the same time, she is still considered Lupa for the Werewolves, cause Richard still has not chosen another mate, so she also protects / commands them.
While all this is happening, the Vampire Counsel has come to town, looking for revenge for the killing of one of it's members... Mr Oliver (Circus of the Damned). Anita must do her best to protect or seek revenge for her Wereleopards and her Werewolves, while trying to survive the encounter with the Council, and not getting any of their party killed.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Killing Dance ~ Laurell Hamilton

This is the sixth novel in the Anita Blake series. In this novel Anita is still dating both Richard and Jean-Claude. And Edward informs her that there has been a contract taken out on her life, someone wants her dead. So Anita and Edward try to find the assassin before the assassin can find Anita. In the mean time, Anita is still navigating the intricacies of dating a werewolf and a vampire.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Bloody Bones ~ Laurell Hamilton

This is the fifth book in the Anita Blake series. Anita is called to another part of the state to investigate some preternatural deaths. While there, there are some vampire killings, and Anita becomes involved, and ends up having to ask Jean-Claude for help. We get to see a lot more of Jean-Claude and Jason, a werewolf that Jean Claude keeps close to him. There is also a great deal more cooperation between Anita and Jean-Claude in this novel. We only have one scene with Richard in the entire novel, and it is a short one. There is also very little of the RPIT team, as they are stuck in St. Louis investigating a murder of their own.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Lunatic Cafe ~ Laurell Hamilton

This is the fourth book in the Anita Blake series. This is more about shape shifters than Vampires, although, Jean-Claude does play a role, as Anita is convinced to date both him and Richard. This book starts out with a missing werewolf and her husband is looking for her. As the story progresses we find out that there are 7 or 8 missing Lycanthropes, of several different species. Anita has been hired to find out what happened to them, at the same time, she has to face some of the difficulties of dating a werewolf.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Circus of the Damned ~ Laurell Hamilton

This is the third book in the Anita Blake Series. In this book Anita has her first real encounters with Lycanthropes, or shape shifters, more specifically, werewolves. She is trying to solve a series of murders committed by vampires and has more than one meeting with Jean-Claude to that end. This is also the first time we encounter Richard Zeeman, a love interest for Anita.

The Laughing Corpse ~ Laurell Hamilton

This is the second book in the Anita Blake series. In this book, someone wants Anita to raise a zombie so old that she would need a human sacrifice to do so, Anita refuses, so that person is out to convince her that she needs to do it. Anita is also trying to avoid Jean-Claude, the new Master of the City (vampire), who wants Anita to be his human servant. She is also threatened by a voodoo priestess who wants Anita to join her in a 'business venture.' There is plenty of action, from being assaulted by muscle bound bodyguards, to being attacked by zombies.

This is one of my favorite series, it progresses well, and is quite entertaining.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Guilty Pleasures ~ Laurell Hamilton

This is the first in the Anita Blake series. Anita is an animator, she is able to raise the dead. She is also known as The Executioner, because she is a vampire hunter, she chases and kills vampires who have been convicted to death (in Anita's world, vampirism has been legalized, there is living, dead and undead... ) In this novel, the Master of the City (vampire) hires Anita, against her will, to solve a series of vampire murders happening in St. Louis (Anita's home city). Along the way we learn some of Anita's history, and meet some of her friends.

I have read this series before, and I really like it, it was just what I am in the mood to read for the next little bit.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Breaking Point ~ Suzanne Brockmann

This is the ninth book in the Troubleshooters series. It tells the story of Max, an FBI negotiator, and Gina, who was a hostage in an earlier novel, that Max worked trying to free. Very engrossing, made me shake just to read it, I couldn't wait till I could get back to it.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Hot Target ~ Suzanne Brockmann

This is the eight book in the Troubleshooters series. It tells the story of Cosmo, a Navy SEAL with Team Sixteen, working part time for for Troubleshooters Inc. and J. Mercedes Chadwick, a Hollywood movie producer. Mercedes is making a movie about a couple of men during WWII and has started receiving death threats, when her production company hires Troubleshooters Inc. to see to her security. This story was very engrossing, and involved, it was very hard for me to put it down and do anything else, I LOVED it. I was totally surprised by the bad guy in the end, I had it totally wrong!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Thanksgiving ~ Janet Evanovich

This is one of her early romances, it is Very cute, and entertaining, not as funny as the Stephanie Plum novels, but I can see the start of them . Tells the story of Megan, a part time ticket taker, part time potter, and Pat, a pediatrician. As a baby is dropped in their laps and they can't bear to call CPS, so they take care of it till the mother returns. Along with all the happenings and mishaps along the way.

Flashpoint ~ Suzanne Brockmann

This is the seventh book in the Troubleshooters series. It is the first novel that they are no longer part of Navy SEAL Team Sixteen, but have broken off, and formed Troubleshooters Inc. This is the story of Jimmy, and Tess, both Ex-CIA, who have quit, and been recruited by Troubleshooters Inc. then sent in to a hostile area to retrieve an item that is pivotal to counter terrorism battles. Very engrossing, and quite entertaining.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Gone too Far ~ Suzanne Brockmann

This is the sixth novel in the Troubleshooter's series, it tells the story of Sam, a Navy Seal with Team Sixteen, and Alyssa, a former Navy sniper, now working for FBI's counterterriorism unit. We have seen lots of Sam and Alyssa in the past, and it is finally time for their story. Sam's daughter and ex-wife have disappeared, and Sam is a suspect in their disappearance. Alyssa is part of the team in charge of apprehending and questioning Sam, but doesn't believe that Sam is guilty. This is an action packed thriller, I just couldn't put it down. it was GREAT

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Into the Night ~ Suzanne Brockmann

This is the fifth book in the Troubleshooters series. This tells the story of Joan, a White House Staffer, and Mike, a Navy SEAL with Team Sixteen's Troubleshooters. Mike starts out giving Joan a tour of the base and an example of some of what SEALs go through in training and Hell Week on the base where Team Sixteen is stationed. We also get to follow the story of a couple during WWII. I was very entertained by this story, I was engrossed in the action and intrigue, and kept hopping my the events in the story, I did figure out who the bad guy was in the end, long before some even realized that there WAS a bad buy, But I think part of that may be that I am becoming accustomed to Suzanne's writing style.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Out of Control ~ Suzanne Brockmann

This is the fourth novel in the Troubleshooter's series. It tells the story of Savannah, a young lawyer who needs to make a trip to Indonesia to deliver a large amount of money to help her uncle, and enlists the aid of Ken Karmody, a Navy Seal with Team Sixteen's Troubleshooters unit. We follow their adventures and misadventures to and through Indonesia. We also get to hear the story of Savannah's grandmother, a double agent between the US and Germany during WWII..

I really enjoyed this novel, it was very entertaining, and so engrossing I could barely put it down.

Over the Edge ~ Suzanne Brockmann

This is book #3 in the Troubleshooters series by Suzanne. So far, this series is very engrossing. You have a elite Navy Seals team, and a crisis that they have to work an op through, and the main romance that happens along the way. At the same time you have a background romance, as well as a retelling of a romance that happened during a previous war (in the three I have read so far, we have had one during WWI and two during WWII) and in the end, it all ties together and makes sense, it is quite engrossing and very entertaining.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Wizard of London ~ Mercedes Lackey

This is the fourth novel in the Elemental Masters' series by Mercedes Lackey. It takes place in 19th century England, and tells the story of 2 young talented girls in a boarding school, and their encounters with a few things magical.

The Defiant Hero ~ Suzanne Brockmann

This is the second novel in the Troubleshooters series. This is a story about Meg, who's daughter and grandmother have been abducted by terrorists, and given her a job to get them back. Along the way she enlists and uses a Navy Seal that she once knew. This is the story of what she has to do, and what happens along the way. It was a very intriguing and engrossing story, I really enjoyed it.

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Unsung Hero ~ Suzanne Brockmann

This is the first book in the Troubleshooters series. This is the story of a Navy Seal who has been injured and goes home on leave to visit his family. While there he thinks he sees a terrorist that he has spent a great deal of time hunting in the past, but is presumed to be dead now. He meets the girl he loved before he left, and tries to deal with the impending death of her father, who happens to be his uncle's best friend for over 60 years, all while trying to determine if he actually is seeing this terrorist, or if he is going crazy.

I really enjoyed this novel, it reminds me a great deal of Catherine Coulter's FBI series. Lots of mystery and suspense with several plot twists. It kept me enthralled!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Whirlpool ~ Elizabeth Lowell

This is a reprint of an older Ann Maxwell book called Ruby, I didn't realize this at first, but since I hadn't read Ruby, I still enjoyed it.

The book tells the story of jewelry designer Laurel Swann, whose father has stolen a previously unknown Faberge egg, and now the owners are after her for it. Along the way she meets Cruz Rowan, an ex FBI agent who is trying to recover the egg. They team up and do what they can to keep from being killed, and to return the egg to its owners.

This book has a similar feeling to it as Lowell's Donovan series, which I loved, so I found this one quite enjoyable, can't wait till her next release!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Supernaturalist ~ Eoin Colfer

This is a Sci-fi children's novel. It tells the story of 3 teenagers, and an adult who appears to be a small child as they chase and kill what appears to be a supernatural parasite. Very entertaining, though not quite as engrossing as Eoin's Artimis Fowl series. I still can't wait to get my hands on more of his work.

Mark of Merlin ~ Anne Mccaffrey

This is one of Anne's romance novels only the third of these that I have read, I believe. Not that there are many of them to begin with. This one takes place on Cape Cod during WWII. 20 year old James Carlyle Murdock travels to meet her new guardian, Regan Laird, a Major from her father's unit who has care of her for the next few months, until she turns 21. After a string of robbery attempts and strange happenings they are trying to discover who is behind her father's death and a string of thefts from France.

I really enjoyed this, it is a pretty quick read, and different from her Sci-Fi stuff, but still very entertaining.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Less of a Stranger ~Nora Roberts (pt 2 of Dream Makers)

I really enjoyed this one, it is the story of Meg, a sculpture, who helps her grandfather, who raised her, run his carnival instead of following her dreams. until she meets David Ketcherton, an entrepreneur who is determined to own the carnival. This was a pretty good story, a reprint of one of Nora's early books.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Untamed ~ Nora Roberts (pt 1 of Dream Makers)

The Matchmakers is 2 stories in one, so I decided to review them separately. Untamed is the story of Jo, a lion trainer with the circus, and Keane, the new owner of the circus that she has been with since she was born. They have ups and downs and it is quite a ride.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Valley of Silence ~ Nora Roberts

This is the third and final book in the Circle Trilogy. In this book the finial battle between Man and the vampires takes place in Gaell. The circle of six humans that have spent 3 months gathering and training themselves and their army to battle the vampires finally faces the day they have been preparing for. A very interesting story, with, of course, an underlying romance. A new tale ( at least to me) , not a reworking of some old theme that has been reworked to be retold for the millionth time. I really enjoyed this one. It took me a little while to get into it, I think partly cause It had been a bit since I read the first two, and I had read so much in between, I just wasn't in the mood for this to start. Hmm... What to read next?

Friday, November 17, 2006

Dragon's Fire ~ Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey

This is a Pern Novel (way too many to count, and the order can be confusing) , This takes place during the second interval, during the same time, but from a different perspective, as Dragon's Kin. This story deals less with the mining of coal, and more with the Shunned and the mining of firestone, and how dangerous firestone mining can be. Yet the firestone is extremely important, as the time for the third pass is coming and they need the firestone for the dragons to burn the thread from the sky, and to practice being able to do so.

I really enjoyed this story, as I always enjoy the Pern novels. This feels to be more of Todd's work than Anne's as I can tell the difference in the 'feel' of Todd's work than from Anne's not that I don't like it just as much, it just has a different feel to it, and a different approach to the people.

Sullivan's Woman ~ Nora Roberts

This is one of Nora's early works, and a harlequin romance originally.

This book takes place in San Francisco, and is centered around Cassidy St. John, an aspiring writer, who is stopped one day on the beach and told that the man who stopped her want's to paint her. She doesn't realize untill she shows up for the sitting that he man is Colin Sullivan and a very famous artist. They have ups and downs, and in the end, create a very beautiful painting. I really enjoyed this.

Song of the West ~ Nora Roberts

This is one of Nora's early works, and a harlequin romance originally.

Samantha leaves her home in Philadelphia to go to Wyoming and help her twin sister Sabrina with a difficult pregnancy and falls in love with the place and one man in particular.

I enjoyed it, and it was just the right thing for the mood I was in at the time.

Her Mother's Keeper ~ Nora Roberts

This is one of Nora's early works, from the early 80's, it was a harlequin novel originally. Tells the story of Gwen, who goes home to Louisiana to save her mother from someone who she sees to be a taker, and ends up falling in love along the way. This was entertaining, especially when taken as a quick read and a harlequin romance.

Conspiracy Game ~ Christine Feehan

This is the fourth book in the GhostWalkers series by Christine Feehan. This series is about people who have been enhanced both physically and psychicly by a scientist to create his own super warriors and are trying to break free of him and his goons. This book is about Briony Jenkins and Jack Norton, I found it quite entertaining and intriguing, can't wait for the next one to come out.

Dance of the Gods ~ Nora Roberts

This is the second book in the Circle Trilogy, it tells the story of a group called together by Morrigan to battle vampires. In this novel they travel through the Dance of the Gods to another land, where two of the circle are from, and continue to prepare for the upcoming battle. Very entertaining, and so engrossing I didn't want to put it down. I forgot to load the third onto my palm, so I will have to read it now that I am home.

Been away...

had to make a trip to California, so I have been unable to post, but not unable to read, I will catch up on reviews in the morning, there are several!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Morrigan's Cross ~ Nora Roberts

This is the first book in Nora's new Circle Trilogy, it tells the story of a group called together by Morrigan to battle vampires. Hoyt and Cian are from Ireland in the tenth century, Hoyt being a sorcerer, and Cian having been turned into a vampire in his own time and lived the last thousand years. There is also Glenna, a witch from New York City in the current era, as well as 3 others from various places, who complete the 'circle' that is the base of the army that will battle the vampires. I found this book very entertaining and I look forward to reading the following two.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Into the Dreaming ~ Karen Marie Moning

This is a book in the Highlander series, which also deals with the fairy element of Scottish lore, I find it very entertaining. It is also a romance novel, and a more risque one at that. In this novelette we follow the story of Aedan and Jane in a time travel romance.

Haunted in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Sixth in the Eve Dallas Series, this is another short story. It was pretty good, Eve solves a 85 year old murder, along with a modern one. I thought I had it all figured out, only to be surprised at the end, very entertaining!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Memory in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Fifth in the Eve Dallas series, this was really good, I figured it out very very early on, but the trip to get to conclusion was still very entertaining. We are to Eve and Rourke's second Christmas together, with Eve still working on learning how to deal with family and holidays. A bit more of the dynamics of the relationship between Eve and Summerset, and a truce for the holiday. Loved getting to see Peabody go through the meet the family panic before meeting McNab's family, very realistic!! Moving on to Haunted in Death.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Origin in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Fourth in the Eve Dallas series, this one was a little bit creepy. I enjoyed it, but it touched on some issues that just kinda made my skin crawl a little. I enjoyed the growth in the relationship between Eve and Peabody from aide to partners, as well as the ongoing relationship with Peabody and McNab. Eve and Rourke's fear of pregnancy and children is quite amusing, as is their reaction every time it is mentioned that they are gonna coach for Mavis during delivery. Rourke is developing more of a relationship with his family, and by extension, Eve is learning what a family is like as well. I enjoyed this one!!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Husband ~ Dean Koontz

I listened to most of this on Unabridged Audio book as I have spent over 8 hrs in the car with no other adult in the last two days (kids were watching DVDs) It was very engrossing and entertaining, you follow the events of a gardener from Orange, Ca. after his wife has been kidnapped and he is told the ransom is 2 million dollars. There are twists and revelations that are a bit shocking sometimes, and very enthralling. I highly recommend!! I can't wait to get my hands on Brother Odd, as it is released at the end of this month.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Survivor in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Third in the Eve Dallas Series, this one was really great. Peabody is becoming more of a partner and less subserviant with every day that passes, and I love to see her smart mouthed comments to and about Eve. Got to see alot more of Summerset in this one, and more of the McNab, Peabody dynamic, I find that quite amusing too. Also we love to see Rourke becoming more and more involved in Eve's police work, and that he enjoys it, despite his feelings about most cops. Can't wait to start the next one. Origin in Death

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Visions in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Second in the Eve Dallas Series, this one was great, totally shocked me at the end. I had no clue!! Loved getting to see the 'Friends' dynamic develop, as well as some of the bickering relationship between Eve and Sommerset. Outstanding, can't wait to start Survivor in Death.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Divided in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty-first book in the Eve Dallas series. I have really enjoyed this, we have found out a bit more about Eve's past, and how they deal with it. As well as what type of revenge they might take, if any, about her past. And alot of how they work together and apart to make the marriage work. We see more of Dr. Mira and her husband, as well as several others that we are very used to seeing, as well as just touching on a others, like Officer Trueheart.

I figured this one out before they told us who it was, but not by a great deal, maybe a chapter or two, and had a lot of ideas on how he managed it, although the accomplice totally blew me away. Very good book... now to get started on #22... Visions in Death!!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Remember When ~ J. D. Robb & Nora Roberts

Twentieth in the Eve Dallas series, this one is really different from the others, as it is essentially, two books in one. It starts out as a typical Nora Roberts romance/thriller and tells a modern day story, (2003) Very good.. Then when that story has been told it goes to 2059 (Eve Dallas time ) and tells a story that is a sequel to the first, only taking place 56 years later with even some of the same characters. It was great to follow the story from beginning to end, even after over 50 years of being a 'cold case'. We also got to see a little bit of the dynamics in the works, and how they are changing a little, between Eve and Peabody. And even some between Peabody and McNab. Can't wait to move on to the next one.. Divided in Death.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Imitation in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Nineteenth in the Eve Dallas series, this one was REALLY enjoyable. I went back and forth as to who I suspected the murderer was for a little bit, and did finally figure it out. Not before Eve did, but before she revealed who it was. I also really enjoyed some of the dynamics between Eve and Peabody in this one, as well as Peabody and McNab. Eve also remembered a bit more from her past, and the first glimpses of her mother here, all in all a bit informative... Can't wait to start the next one, Remember When.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Portriat in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Eighteenth book in the Eve Dallas series. This one was great, totally blindsided me, I had NO clue who the killer was. In this one we got to learn a lot more about Rourke's past, which is a change, because usually we learn bits and pieces about Eve, but very little about Rourke. We also got to learn more about Summerset and his relationship with Rourke, and watch the relationship between him and Eve grow a little bit more. Officer Trueheart was back, he is starting to make regular appearances!! Can't wait to get onto the next one.. Imitation in Death.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Purity in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Seventeenth book in the Eve Dallas series, this story was much more engrossing and involving than the last few have been. The story took a much more personal tone when friends were injured. We also got to see more from Peabody and McNab, as well as Trueheart, and Jamie from a very early book (#5 Ceremony in Death). Eve had more to do with Summerset here, and less of the antagonism she usually reserves just for him. Very enjoyable.

I totally didn't see the end of this one coming, I didn't suspect the person that the book was leading you to suspect, but I didn't get the right person either. Still a great book. Looking forward to the next one, Portrait in Death.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Reunion in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Sixteenth in the Eve Dallas series, this was an intriguing story. Eve had to face a killer she had put away once, who had been released and was taking her capture personally. We also got to meet Peabody's parents, they were a very interesting couple, and quite likable. Also, saw more and deeper into the Peabody, McNab relationship, which seems to be moving well, at the moment at least. Peabody got handed her first homicide case, and how she handled that. Also, Eve had to make a trip back to Dallas and ended up facing a lot of the demons of her past. We got to see how she, and Rourke, dealt with that. Very good... Now onto the next one, Purity in Death.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Seduction in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Fifteenth in the Eve Dallas series this was pretty good. We got to see insights into the killers' minds from the beginning, even if we weren't sure who exactly they were. I also enjoyed seeing more play out between Charles, Peabody and McNab. As well as the interaction between Eve and Summerset, and how Summerset really does care, he just shows it in a manner that will do the most good to Eve. In other words, in an antagonistic manner, but he did take the time to explain that they needed to take some time away, and why she needed to do so, it was cool. On to the next one.. Reunion in Death.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Interlude in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Fourteenth in the Eve Dallas series, this was a nice short story. This was a good short story, had a good story, I had it figured out before the end, but not that far before hand, not that there was THAT much time, the whole story only took me about an hour to read. Got to see lots of our favorite charicters, although Summerset was mentioned, he was not in the story, and McNab wasn't even mentioned (again, short story) the whole story took place in under 72 hours and they were some pretty frantic times trying to get the murder solved in that time. I really enjoyed it, and look forward to the next in the series, Seduction in Death.

Betrayal in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Thirteenth in the Eve Dallas series. This one was pretty good. I was surprized by some of the twists, but not all. I totally saw who the third victim would be, and was glad to see some of the dynamics between Eve and Rourke. As well as some of the things working between Peabody and McNab. Looking forward to the next one!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Judgement in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twelfth story in the Eve Dallas series, I really loved this book. We got to see Eve have to work to make things work in her marriage, and that Rourke isn't the only one who gives to make the marriage work. We saw a little bit of the McNab, Peabody dynamic, but not to much. We saw how Mavis's career is advancing. Plus we solved the crime, I had figured it out, but only shortly before Eve did, it was great!!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Witness in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Eleventh Story in the Eve Dallas Series, I enjoyed this one. We got to see more between Peabody and McNab, with McNab trying to make more of the relationship, and Peabody make less of it. Eve is learning to make the effort to show Rourke how much she loves him, even if it sometimes means taking time from the job. Rourke is still taking care of Eve, which I totally love to see. We also got to see Officer Trueheart again, from Conspiracy in Death, and I suspect we will get to see plenty more of him, so far I really like him. This was a pretty good mystery story, I knew that it was one of the main characters in the play ,and who she really was, but I hadn't yet figured out which one.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Loyalty in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Tenth story in the Eve Dallas series. This one was really great, I had NO clue who was behind it all until the plot was revealed. We got to see some of Summerset softening towards Eve, and even caring for her some, though his method of doing that is to dig at her like he always has, he sees what is under the sniping and helps Rourke to take care of her.
We got to learn a lot more about Peabody this time around, meet her brother, and watch her starting to explore a relationship with McNab. I am hoping this may go some where, as they seem to really go well together, despite their constant bickering.
Next in the series is Witness in Death, guess I have to go dig it up now...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Conspiracy in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Ninth in the Eve Dallas series, I really enjoyed this story. Eve did more crossing the line in this story than in any of the previous novels, but only after they had already put her under investigation and taken her badge, but in the testing we also got to see how far she would go on the job and where she would draw the line. We got to see a ton more of Rourke and a bit more of Sommerset actually caring for Eve and not just antagonizing her. I really enjoyed it, had it figured out pretty early, at least most of it, but some of the participants surprised me. So far, this is one of the best in the series, but, again, I am only about a third of the way through the series.

Midnight in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Eighth story in the Eve Dallas series, this was a short story. I enjoyed it, it was a bit different, without loosing the over all feel of the series, as a lot of authors can do on short stories in a series. It did lack a lot of the depth of story and character that we are used to seeing in the series, but with a short story there just isn't space for it. We didn't have to figure out the killer in this one, it was given to us at the very beginning, they just had to find and capture him. Still was very enjoyable.

At about one third the way through the series, as it stands so far, I have come to love the way Rourke takes care of Eve, and am really hoping for some kind of of agreement between her and Sommerset, at least so that they don't totally hate each other, and I really do think it is in the works. He seems to be coming to care for her, at least enough to help Rourke in taking care of her. I have started on Conspiracy in Death, we shall see if it is as good as the rest of the series so far...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Holiday in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Seventh book in the Eve Dallas series. I really enjoyed this one, it was another of those that you just hate to put down, and more than once I found myself stretching out across the bed to read for a few minutes (or more than a few!!) I did figure this one out, but only pages before the killer was revealed. And more from experience with the author (I have read most of her books under the name Nora Roberts, as well as the 6 previous books in the series) , than from hints and evidence in the story.

I am getting ready to start Midnight in Death, it is a short story, and next in the series. Hoping it will be as good as those leading up to it.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Vengeance in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Sixth book in the Eve Dallas Series. I really enjoyed this book, it was engrossing and I never even had a suspect till the crime was solved. Every time I had to put the book down, I couldn't wait till I could pick it up again. Very entertaining, and really pretty thought provolking. It dealt with a lot of the same characters we have been seeing all along in the series, with a couple additions, and we got to know some old characters much better than ever before. This really has me wondering what will be next and where the story will go from here.

Ceremony in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Fifth in the Eve Dallas series, I really enjoyed this book. I so thought I had the murders solved, and when the ending came, I was totally blown away!! So far, this has been a great series, and I wonder how long I can keep from turning sour about it.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Rapture in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Fourth in the Eve Dallas Series, I was very entertained by this book. I ended up having to put it down for some time (all day long.. eeek) and kept thinking about it and working on who the guilty was. I suspected the killer very early on, but was never sure until the very end. It kept me thinking and that, to me, is a very good mystery novel!! LOVED IT.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Immortality in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Third book in the Eve Dallas series, it was very good, intriguing, and engrossing, every time I had to set it down, I wanted to get back to it as soon as possible. And it even had one of the best qualities of a good mystery... It caught me TOTALLY by surprise!! I would highly recommend.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Glory in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Second book in the Eve Dallas Series, more engrossing than the first, but also a bit more predictable, I had this one figured out by the time the third murder occurred, but it still had the twists and turns that keeps a reader entertained. I am also enjoying watching the development of the characters. How they mature, and deal with life. We shall see what #3 has in store for us.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Naked in Death ~ J. D. Robb

I have long been a fan of Nora Roberts work, but had yet to read anything she penned under the name J. D. Robb. I have chosen to start this series at the beginning, and read it in order until I get to the most recently published novel. This is a Futuristic Crime Drama, and I really enjoyed it, I only had the crime half figured out before it was revealed, which is a rarity for me, and something very few other than Ms. Roberts ever manage. It was not totally engrossing as some of her books are, I was able to set it down and go about life without HAVING to come right back, but it still had the draw that I wanted to keep going and see what would happen next. The story was well told and had enough plot twists to keep you intrigued without totally confusing you. It was also entertaining enough that I am definitely reading the next in the series, Glory in Death, and I have read a few that were so bad I never picked up what came next.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

ok, after a bit of a hiatis from posting,

I am back once again to review the books I have read....I will endevor to keep up with it better from now on..

Recent reads

Christine Feehan's Carpathian series.. Very good, waiting for next book in series.
Chrisine Feehan's Magical Sister's series, good, again, waiting for next book.
Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake Series, Very Good, would like to see more
Laurell Hamilton's Merry Gentry Series, Really good, I definately want more.
Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Series, Very good, Eagerly awaiting more
MaryJanice Davidson's UnDead series, entertaining and fun, will read more as they come out.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Mountain Laurel

By Jude Deveraux. Takes place in pre-civil war era old west mining camps. One of Deveraux's Montgomery Saga (only word for it... There are LOTS of her Montgomery books!!) I hadn't read this one in quite some time, and had forgotten how good it was.. An Army captain, 'Ring Montgomery, is assigned to guard and protect an opera singer, La Riena, as she tours mining camps singing for the miners. All is not as it seems to be, as they both soon find out, and the adventure is just beginning!!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Northern Lights

By Nora Roberts. Very enjoyable, a mystery/suspense/romance that kept me hopping, I thought I had it solved twice, and I was still surprized in the end. Very good. and engrossing.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


by Jayne Castle. Second in the St Helens series. The story of Nick Chastain and Zinnia Spring, entertaining and distracting...


By Jayne Castle. First in the St. Helens trilogy. A paranormal romance , the story of Lucas Trent and Amaryllis Lark, entertaining, just what I have been in the mood for lately....

Monday, January 30, 2006


By Elizabeth Lowell, the last in the Men of the Rocking R series. The story of Nevada Blackthorn, and Erin Summers. I waited a long time for Nevada's story. It was enjoyable... But like most of the harlequin series, the whole series is fast reads (in case you couldn't tell by how fast the reviews were done!! LOL)

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Granite Man

By Elizabeth Lowell... Third in the Men of the Rocking M series. The story of Cash McQueen and Mariah Mackenzie, it is entertaining and enjoyable. Not terribly engrossing, but perfect for a lazy afternoon's reading.


By Elizabeth Lowell, Second in the Men of the Rocking M series. Good story, I keep reading these, because, they are entertaining, but not totally engrossing, and I can pay attention to the TV, or to my knitting at the same time as reading. Which is perfect for my purposes today.

Fire and Rain

By Elizabeth Lowell. This is the first in the Men of the Rocking M series, that she wrote in the early 90's. Basically a trashy romance, in the harlequin style (in fact, they were harlequins). Modern westerns, I have read them a couple times... I enjoy them every time..

Midnight in Ruby Bayou

The most recent in the Donovan series by Elizabeth Lowell, I refuse to believe it is the last of the series, as there are two siblings left!! I always enjoy this book!!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Point Blank

By Catherine Coulter.. I finally got my hands on it... I have been waiting for it for 6 months, since it was first published! I loved it, couldn't put it down... #10 in this series was as good as the beginning, and much better than #9. Don't get me wrong, Blowout was good.... Just not as gripping or engrossing as most of the rest of the series, or even most of Coulter's other works. I love the continuing story of Sherlock and Savich and all the people they deal with. Sometimes I can figure out the ending before it happens, but not often in this set. This is defiantly a series to reread often and get more and more out of!! I can barely wait till the next book in the series comes out... And it isn't even announced yet WHHHHAAA!!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Pearl Cove

Third in Elizabeth Lowell's Donovan series, very engrossing. The first one I read, I loved it so much that I hunted out the previous two and read them!! Very Entertaining!!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Jade Island

#2 in Elizabeth Lowell's Donovan Series... I always really enjoy it, and can't wait to move on to the next one!!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Amber Beach

I love this series by Elizabeth Lowell, it is the series that got me stuck on her. I reread them about once a year or so. The mystery mixed in with, and complicating the romance tells a good story... And the family connection makes it more interesting.. I am still waiting for the books on the last two brothers though... Wonder when she will do those???

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Lord of Raven's Peak

Another entertaining novel, if not entirely engrossing, still, pretty good... Did finally link the first book with 2, 3, and 4, but it is a tenuous link, just mentioning a pair of characters from the first book. Not a bad romance series, I recommend it, but not one for someone who needs something more involving and in-depth.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Lord of Falcon Ridge

I managed to start reading the wrong book for the next in the series, and by the time I realized it I was already 1/4 done.... But that is ok... I do now see the connection in books 2, 3, and 4... Still don't see the connection with book 1, but maybe that will come with the reading of book 2... Which I will start shortly... Lord of Falcon Ridge was entertaining, but nothing outstanding.. It just didn't keep you from putting it down, like some of Catherine Coulter's other work (namely her FBI series...)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Lord of Hawkfell Island

Not bad, but not outstanding either... We shall see if the next two tie these together in any manner... So far they are just Viking novels.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Season of the Sun

First in Catherine Coulter's Viking series... Basically a Viking romance... Entertaining, but nothing deep. Still, it kept my interest long enough for me to finish it and start the second in the series...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Wolf Moon

A Nora Roberts short story from the book Blue Moon. Really totally different from her usual stuff, but still engrossing and entertaining. I really enjoyed it.. Will have to see if I can find anything similar... It was really kind more of a sci-fi/fantasy/romance, but luckily for me, I am into just about anything!! LOL .

Friday, January 13, 2006

Yet another one...

I got a few pages into Midnight Bayou, and realized I had read it before, and just wasn't' in the mood for a reread, so I moved on to Blue Smoke, I LOVED it. It was SO engrossing, I just couldn't put it down even at midnight last night!!! I did have this one all figured out, but that was ok.. It was still an entertaining story.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Carolina Moon

oooh... I just finished this one... It was really good... I thought I had it all figured out, and I am pretty good at this from all my reading!! But I was TOTALLY wrong!!! I really enjoyed it... Gonna catch up on my Nora Roberts novels... She comes out with them almost as fast as I can read them!!! I think Midnight Bayou is next... We shall see how good it is!! I have yet to find anything of hers that didn't at least entertain me, even if it wasn't just totally engrossing, it was pretty good...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Several new ones...

I finally got Nora Robert's Red Lily, and was able to finish off the Garden Trilogy, it was really good, and highly enjoyable. I also finished Kathleen Eagle's Night Falls Like Silk, it was a sequel to another of hers that I had really enjoyed. I also got Jude Deveraux's First Impressions and Carolina Isle, unfortunately, that is the order I read them in, not realizing that Carolina Isle takes place before First Impressions, not that it really makes a difference.. Only a couple of characters in common, and it really gives nothing away. I did really enjoy both of them, took me only a few hours to finish each. Now I just have to wait for more of my Wish List to become available!!
In the mean time I have read Johanna Lindsey's Ly-San-Ter series... It is one of my old favorites. Maybe I will pick up the Narnia series next... And hope it can grab my interest.