Friday, October 31, 2014

Blood Magick Review

3 out of 5 stars

I love Nora Roberts. I think I have read every book she has written, but this one wasn't my favorite. Normally her characters totally win me over and I end up feeling like they are close, personal friends. I just didn't feel that invested in Branna and Fin. It wasn't a bad read for me just not up to the normal standard I expect from Nora Roberts.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pirate Latitudes Review

3 out of 5 stars

Fast-paced, page turner. The action is non-stop and there are constant twists and turns.

What this book lacked for me was a character I could really latch onto and relate to - also the pirate's mission to steal gold from the Spanish didn't really draw me in. I think I would have loved this book if the characters and motivations were real to me.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stand Cover and Blurb !!!

(Working Blurb - this will likely change about ten times!)
Nine months ago Charlotte Marshall survived a nightmare when she was hunted by a sadistic killer. Now routine, ritual, and a vigorous self-defense schedule barely keep the fear at bay.

Desperate to move on Charlotte finds hope in volunteering with FindMe, an organization dedicated to finding missing people and helping their families. Her first case ends up being more than she bargained for, and she soon learns that a little hope can be a dangerous thing.

While Charlotte unravels a mystery, an old enemy circles waiting for just the right moment to strike. Charlotte will have to choose to stand and fight, or to give in to the fear that waits for her.

Stand will be available soon for pre-order on Amazon - I will keep you all updated.
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Under Low Skies Review

4 out of 5 stars

Under Low Skies is a combination mystery/political thriller. Martin Billings gets a call from an ex-girlfriend with bad news, his little brother Tim is in a Venezuelan prison accused of murder. Martin heads to Venezuela to help his brother out. He soon finds himself in the middle of political intrigue, stolen drugs, old traditions, new economics, and murder. In order to save his brother, Martin will have to figure out who he can trust and who might be guilty.

Under Low Skies is a great novel. I loved the setting and the mystery was great. Martin was a nice character, although I would have liked a little more depth.

I would recommend Under Low Skies for fans of mystery and political thrillers. Particularly if you enjoy a different setting.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Alone Review

4 out of 5 stars

Alone is very different than the other books by Gardner I read in the past. There are lots of twists and turns and at some points I really didn't know who the good guys or the bad guys were.

I found the beginning to be a little slow, but the pace in the last third of the book really picks up and it was hard to put down. Even when it was getting late and I had to sleep it was hard to put down!

I would definitely recommend this for fans of suspense!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Elixir Review

4 out of 5 Stars

Elixir by Ted Galdi is an interesting debut novel. Teenage genius Sean races to find a cure for his girlfriend while assassins, governments, and corporations try to stop him. It is fast paced and well-written.

I found the Ebola factor a little creepy with all of the current events! I also thought it was a little unrealistic that Sean would be exposed to Ebola and then out in public the next day. I would think the hospital would want to keep him in quarantine just to be on the safe side.

That said I would recommend Elixir for fans of medical thrillers.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Collingswood Book Festival

Yesterday was the Collingswood Book Festival. It was my first experience at a book fair/festival and with face to face selling my books. It started out with a downpour. There is nothing quite like unloading in torrential rain. Thanks to the help of a best friend we were able to get everything set up without too much trouble and mostly dry. The books came first of course so while I was soaked they were fine! In all I am going to call the day a success. I met some really great people, and I continue to find authors and readers to be some of the greatest people out there. I am not always the most social person so small talk at a festival is not the easiest thing for me, the people I met there made it easy for me. Everyone was so friendly and supportive. It was a great success and I look forward to my future festivals!

The winner of the Amazon gift card is Samantha Roehl, Congratulations!!!

I included a few pictures of the event. Thanks again!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Die Trying Review

5 out of 5 stars

I could not put this book down. Especially as I got closer to the end. This is definitely a page-turner, and the scene where Reacher is stuck in the cave made my heart pound! I have always been a little claustrophobic and that part was definitely scary!

Die is a great adventure/mystery novel. Reacher is a complex character whose isolation only makes the reader connect more with him. I would recommend Die Trying to fans of Action/Adventure/Suspense novels, and I will definitely be reading more by Lee Child.