Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:  Night Is The Hunter  by Steven Gore

My Teaser
pg. 70

" He was new, but he'd been around long enough to figure out how the game was played."

Monday, March 30, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

One new book in my mailbox: Beach Town  by Mary Kay Andrews  Courtesy of Tandem Literary

What did you get?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

My Father's Wives by Mike Greenberg Post

My Father's Wives    by  Mike Greenberg                 Post

   Jonathan Sweetwater has been blessed with money, a fulfilling career, great kids, and Claire, his smart, gorgeous, sophisticated wife. But there is one thing Jonathan never had: a relationship with his father.

My Thoughts:
This is a story of a son who is trying to find out just what his father was like and how it would effect his life. Married five times he sets out to contact all the wives, to see what they thought of his father and why he married them. In the end I think he has to realize he has to be his own person and be grateful for the life he has now. It is an interesting read.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

This word was in the book I just started reading called Night is The Hunter.

Gerontologist- is the branch of science that deals with aging and the problems of aged persons.

I never heard of this word before.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from a book I just started called:    Night Is The Hunter  by Steven Gore

They call it pulling the trigger. Not by a killer in the night, but by a judge on the bench.

My teaser:
pg. 7
Donnally was surprised the accusation didn't inject anger into the judge's voice.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Empty mailbox last week, I have a lot of catching up to do.

Reading:  My Father's Wives  by Mike Greenberg

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Hartman Post

The Reluctant Midwife    by Patricia Hartman         Post

Nurse Becky Myers is more at ease tending the sick then being a mid-wife. She is cast into the role of a mid-wife by helping her friend, Patience. Her life soon becomes hectic when hard times hit and the need to survive becomes necessary. The many challenges she has to take on
back home in Hope River defines the power of the human spirit of Becky Myers.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ellen March - Love on the Menu - Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Jago Tanner is a loner. He works up a good hunger at his outdoors pursuits centre in Wales and looks upon each female conquest as just another meal. When he’s sated, he doesn’t go back for dessert. Until Riley shows up. A Londoner hired through an agency to assist him with activities, she isn’t at all what he asked for. For starters, with the name Riley, he expected a man. But Riley is all woman—the sexiest woman Jago has ever laid eyes on. Unfortunately she dresses like a trollop and curses like a sailor. Though ignorant about most outdoors pursuits, she’s a skilled horsewoman, able to calm even his nerviest stallion. And her lively and generous nature enchants his housekeeper Emily and his ancient friend, Tom.

In short, Jago’s new employee is a bundle of contradictions. Which is why, when Jago falls for her, he doesn’t trust his feelings. Riley seems unusually accident prone, and when her brother’s shady friends menace her, she plays the innocent. But how can anyone so self-sufficient and mouthy also be so trusting and na├»ve? And can a man with Jago’s volatile nature endure the jealousy a woman like Riley provokes just by strolling down the street?

My Review

This is a racy love story between Jago, a loner, who owns a ranch in Wales, and Riley, a very sexy girl from London who takes a job as his assistant.

They don't see eye-to-eye at first but circumstances bring them closer together as she unknowingly uses her feminine wiles to reel him in.

Riley is an intriguing mix of innocence and seduction. She has a voluptuous body, but at times she doesn't know that the way she dresses or the way she moves tends to drive Jago crazy.

That means this UK cowboy romance is fillled with a lot of suggestive passages as Jago helps Riley become more experienced in that area, making for a very saucy read.


Love on the Menu can be purchased at:
Barnes and Noble 

Prices/Formats: $4.95 ebook, $13.95 paperback
Pages: 244
Genre: Steamy Cowboy Romance
Release: February 14, 2015
Publisher: Fanny Press
ISBN: 9781603815680
Click to add to your Goodreads list.

About the Author

Ellen March and her husband live on top of a mountain in Wales, which is ideal in the summer but not so much in the winter months or when it rains. She has three grown children, one suicidal cat--it really does have nine lives--and three Alaskan Malamutes. One of her hobbies is showing and working them. Ellen's first love, however, is reading and writing. Since childhood, she has devoured every romance and fantasy she can get her hands on and enjoys acting out her own fantasies in print. Her body of work includes erotic romance, psychological thrillers, and supernatural fantasies. Fanny Press has published three of her erotic romances--Promises, His Girl Friday, and A Ghost of an Affair--and will be publishing more in 2015 and beyond.

Links to connect with Ellen:
Web Site
Blog Tour Site

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book: The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman

pg. 286
"No, go." insists Patience. "It will do you good, after witnessing death, to witness life. It will be healing.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Last week I received one new book in my mailbox :   Girl Of My Dreams  by Peter Davis
courtesy of Tandem Literary.

A sweeping novel of Hollywood in the 1930's, it captures the essence of the Golden Age, when Hollywood became the global fantasy capital it remains today.

Reading: The Reluctant Midwife  by Patricia Harman

What was in your mailbox?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words are taken from, Words You Probably Don't Know.

1. Impavid- Not afraid; fearless

2. Agathist- A person who believes all things tend toward ultimate good.

3. Skulduggery- Underhand dealing; trickery.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book The Invention Of Fire  by Bruce Holsinger.

Pg. 116
The father's body had been thrown over a remaining horse, the rest of the company double mounted for the last push to the village.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Last week I received two new books, courtesy of Wm. Morrow.

The Reluctant Midwife  by Patricia Harman

The Daughter  by Jane Shemilt

What new goodies did you get?

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Forgetting Place by John Burley Review-Post

The Forgetting Place  by John Burley       Review-Post

    This psychological thriller thriller leaves you drawn to this story so much that you can't put it down.It takes place at a correctional psychiatric facility that many would never leave. As Dr. Lise Schields delves into the life of a new patient, that she doesn't think belongs there, her problems begin. The ending will surprise.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sharon St. George - Due for Discard - Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Aimee Machado is thrilled to be starting her first job as a forensic librarian at the medical center in the town of Timbergate, north of Sacramento, California. Her ebullient mood is somewhat dampened by her recent breakup with her former live-in boyfriend, Nick Alexander. And then there's a little matter of murder: on Aimee's first day on the job, a body is found in a nearby Dumpster and soon identified as her supervisor's wife, Bonnie Beardsley.

Aimee's heartbreaker of a brother and best friend, Harry, just happens to be one of the last people to see Bonnie alive, but he is hardly the only suspect. Bonnie was notorious for her wild partying and man-stealing ways, and she has left a trail of broken hearts and bitterness. Aimee is determined to get her brother off the suspect list.

Aimee's snooping quickly makes her a target. Isolated on her grandparents' llama farm where she fled post-breakup, she realizes exactly how vulnerable she is. Three men have pledged to protect her: her brother Harry, her ex, Nick, and the dashing hospital administrator with a reputation for womanizing, Jared Quinn. But they can't be on the alert every minute, not when Aimee is so bent on cracking the case with or without their help.

Book 1 in a new mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Aimee Machado.

My Review

This is an intriguing story of a murder that a forensic librarian is trying to solve.

Aimee Machado may be a bookworm, but she's intent on bringing the killer to justice for personal reasons. You see her brother, Harry, is a prime suspect in the case, since he was the last person to see the victim alive.

And the blonde, blue-eyed victim is Bonnie Beardsley, the trophy wife of a local plastic surgeon. Before she died, Bonnie had somewhat of a wild reputation, including a history of recreational drug use and a pretty eccentric appetite for sex.

Unique is the best word to describe Sharon St. George's crime-solving novel. I know I got a kick out of the fact that Aimee was staying at her grandparents' llama farm, tending to the furry creatures while they were away. You don't come across a character like that too often, and it made me smile in the midst of all the tension and mounting suspense.

If you like mysteries, you will enjoy the twists and turns in this one. I know you'll come to adore the character of Aimee Machado as much as I did. I'm thrilled that she's going to star in her own continuing series.


Due for Discard can be purchased at:
Barnes and Noble

Prices/Formats: $4.95 ebook, $15.95 paperback
Pages: 340
Genre: Detective Murder Mystery
Release: March 1, 2015
Publisher: Camel Press
ISBN: 9781603812238
Click to add to your Goodreads list.

About the Author

Sharon St. George had the good fortune to spend an idyllic childhood in a small northern California town, riding horseback and camping with her family in the nearby mountains. One of her favorite pastimes was reading fiction, and a trip to the library was always an occasion of great joy. She’s traded horses for llamas, but she still treks to the high mountain lakes near her home—always with a mystery novel in her backpack. Sharon’s writing credits include three plays, several years writing advertising copy, a book on NASA’s space food project, and feature stories too numerous to count. She holds dual degrees in English and Theatre Arts, and occasionally acts in, or directs, one of her local community theater productions. Sharon is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, and she serves as program director for Writers Forum, a nonprofit organization for writers in northern California.

Links to connect with Sharon:
Web Site
Blog Tour Site

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

I found these words from the book: The Invention Of Fire

1. Appurtenances- accessories or other items associated with a particular activity or style of living.
"artist's studio with appurtenances for rent."

2. Crenels- indentations in the battlements of a fort or castle, used for shooting or firing missiles through.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:    The Forgetting Place   by John Burley

pg. 156

Jason shook his head. "I took him to the ER three days ago. So many sick people, far worse than us. The doctors and nurses seemed overwhelmed. They gave us a prescription and sent us home."

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson Post-Review

The Bookseller  by Cynthia Swanson        Post-Review

   A provacative and hauntingly powerful debut novel. The bookseller follows a woman in the 1960's who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternative world of her dreams.

My thoughts:

This is the story of Kitty Miller who leads a single life and in her dream becomes Katharyn Andersson, the wife of Lars Andersson with a family of three children. As she gets more and more involved in her dream she is finding it hard to distinguish reality from a fantasy life. It is a different type of story that leaves you wondering from page to page, which one is the truth. It is intriguing in the fact that you want her to have both in a way, but that is not possible. I enjoyed reading it.

mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new arrival in my mailbox last week:  The Daddy Diaries  By Joshua Braff
Courtesy of Tandem Literary.

Currently reading:  The Forgetting Place  by John Burley
Menaker State Hospital is a curse, a refuge, a prison, a nightmare a salvation.