Wednesday, February 27, 2013

You Belong to Me

You Belong to MeYou Belong to Me by Karen Rose

From the Publisher...

Years ago, a young girl was beaten and raped while onlookers did nothing. Now those witnesses are becoming victims themselves…

Baltimore city Homicide Detective JD Fitzpatrick has seen a lot of horrific violence, both as a cop and during his deployment in Afghanistan, but nothing like the trail of tortured bodies that are turning up throughout the city. He’s up against a brutal killer with a very personal vendetta. And now JD is beginning to suspect that his medical examiner may be shielding some crucial evidence linked to the case.
Forensic pathologist Dr. Lucy Trask is intrigued by JD’s compassion, but she isn’t about to mix work with pleasure. Not while there’s a ruthless killer on the loose. And definitely not while she’s keeping a dark secret that could connect her to these vicious killings—and put her next on the killer’s hit list…

From Me...

Friday, February 22, 2013

Seeing Red by Sidney Halston 

Number of Pages: 387

Genre: Contemporary Romance


A love triangle just wouldn't suffice; Jillian Stone had the 'misfortune' of getting herself into a love square-- with her professor and twins, nonetheless. Meanwhile, visions of a red-haired man relentlessly taunt with her mind as her past tries to catch up with her. One woman, three men. Whatever happens - someone's going to lose.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Book Spotlight

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Dog-shifters are once again pitted against the book-burning werewolves of Shipsfeather in this charming second installment of the Shapeshifters' Library series. 

Godiva Anglesey, Chocolate Labrador, and the ruggedly handsome English Mastiff Cynerik are forced to team up against power-hungry werewolves when Cynerik discovers an ancient Ohio mound that may hold answers to their shifter history in the New World. Knowing that the secrets of the mound could give the dog-shifters an advantage in the ongoing contest for power, Pack Alpha Sybilla challenges the timid Godiva to a battle for the territory. Godiva, who has no interest in battling anyone, must turn from running her small town library and train for a challenge she knows she has no chance of winning. She has enough on her hands with a malicious book-worm infestation, a censorship campaign, and a lawsuit. Just when she thinks things couldn't get any worse, Godiva's mother announces that family tradition dictates that Godiva must be married by Summer Solstice... to a Druid. Godiva doesn't even know any Druids.

All Godiva ever wanted was to live a simple life, retrieving books for library patrons and keeping people happy. She's no hero, and she doesn't have what it takes to face down werewolves or save the world. Cynerik, however, believes differently.

Together they must find a way to defeat the werewolves, save the Shipsfeather library, protect the most important archeological discovery in dog-shifter history, restore the dogs to global power... and, just maybe, find love along the way.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Safe Haven Released Today!

Safe Haven, the theatrical version of the novel written by Nicholas Sparks, is being released today. Yay! Are you excited?

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Book Spotlight: The Winter Witch

The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston


New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston transports readers to the windswept mountains of Wales in The Winter Witch, an enthralling tale of love and magic.

In her small early nineteenth century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She is small and quick and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her apart from other girls. Though her mind is sharp she has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic—the household objects that seem to move at her command, the bad luck that visits those who do her ill. Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see Morgana married, and Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumors that swirl around her, seems the best choice.

After her wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, and wary of this man, whom she does not know, and who will take her away to begin a new life. But she soon falls in love with Cai’s farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Here, where frail humans are at the mercy of the elements, she thrives, her wild nature and her magic blossoming. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana’s affections. It’s not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village. A dark force is at work there—a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her. Forced to defend her home, her man, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything in this beautifully written, enchanting novel.

This looks so good, and my TBR pile keeps growing! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Book Review

Death and the Girl Next Door

Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight, #1)by

Darynda Jones, author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right, brings us Death and the Girl Next Door, a thrilling Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors

Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace.  Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home.  For Lorelei, life goes on.

High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be.  Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it,  standing outside her house in the dark, night after night.  Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school.  Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity.  What does Jared know about her parents?  Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei?  And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?  Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones's first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Road To Tomorrow

Road to Tomorrow by Mary A Metcalfe

From the Publisher...

Andrea Garrett is trying to escape her abusive marriage. Fearing for her life, she leaves her two small children with her twin brother and flees her home the day before her husband is due to arrive back from a tour of duty. After falling asleep at the wheel and landing in a ditch, her life takes on a new direction when strangers step in and introduce her to a life she could only have imagined and one that could save her soul and give her children the future they deserve.

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From Me...

This story was very endearing and heart warming. I went into the book expecting something typical, but the story took an unexpected turn, which honestly delighted me.  The main character was compelling and loveable, though not entirely complex.  This is not a bad thing necessarily, as the depth of the character depends upon the intent of the author, and not all authors need tortured or conflicted main characters.  Andrea is almost entirely good, which I think worked for this story.

I had a few issues with his book, however.  Some were purely formatting and editing errors.  There were many point-of-view shifts in this book that were not formatted correctly. At one point, the character speaking in a conversation with Andrea is suddenly in a different place with a different person.  At first it appears that he is saying something to Andrea, but in reality, he was somewhere else, in a truck talking to Andrea's husband.  I figured out the problem, but it definitely took me a couple of re-reads to understand.

Also, I had an issue with the plot and story-telling. At times this story felt too rushed.  I wanted a little more build up, more struggle or turmoil before Andrea became stable.  I know that the point of the story was to follow Andrea building her life after leaving an abusive husband, but I guess I would have liked more building in the beginning.  Andrea crashes her car into a ditch and a passer-by stops to help.  That same passer-by, with the help of some friends, pays Andrea's hospital bill, gives her a place to stay, a job, a lawyer, an apartment, and babysitting.  Not to mention the fact that Andrea has an undisclosed inheritance which gives her money to start her life with less complications.  In between getting each of these things, there is some explanation, but I still felt like it wasn't very plausible.  It would be great if women her truly suffered from abuse were able to find this town with these people, I just have a hard time believing this could really happen.  But hey, it's called fiction fro a reason, right?!

As I said before, this was a really good story with a strong female lead character.  My guess is that given another 100 pages to work with, this author would have hit it out of the park.  Definitely will recommend this for a really quick easy read.

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About the book: Andrea Garrett is trying to escape her abusive marriage. Fearing for her life, she leaves her two small children with her twin brother and flees her home the day before her husband is due to arrive back from a tour of duty. After falling asleep at the wheel and landing in a ditch, her life takes on a new direction when strangers step in and introduce her to a life she could only have imagined and one that could save her soul and give her children the future they deserve. Get Road to Tomorrow through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

About the author: Mary Metcalfe lives in the foothills of the Laurentians, northeast of Ottawa, Canada with her husband, three cats and a very large dog. Love of writing runs in the family. Their daughter is a published literary non-fiction author. Clarion Review described Mary’s debut novel as a “sparkling debut… readers will love being swept along by Winds of Change.”Road to Tomorrow is her third novel in the Look to the Future series. Connect with Mary on her websiteblogFacebookGoodReads, or Twitter.

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