Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lots of them!

It's been so long since I posted about the books I've read I have LOTS of them, so I'm just going to give  a short review of each and they're not in order.

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins


I really enjoyed this series even though it is written for young readers.  There is lots of action and they are quite addictive.

The IIAM Series by Christopher Buecheler

These were GREAT vampire books.  Unlike most vampire series, in this one the heroine wants to be a vampire.  They are packed with action and I can't wait to read the third book in the trilogy.

Pandora's Daughter and On the Run by Iris Johansen


I have always enjoyed Iris Johansen's books, and neither of these two disappointed.  I will keep reading her's.

A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

These are unusual paranormal novels in that the star-crossed lovers are a witch and a vampire.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

This took a little time to get into and seemed to not be making sense, until the all wrapped around together and become a very inspirational story.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

I enjoyed the first half of this book, but got bored with it and quit reading it just past halfway through.

The Brass Verdict and The Reversal by Michael Connelly


Chad and I actually listened to these two on audiobooks during our travels.  They are part of Connelly's Mickey Haller series (sequels to The Lincoln Lawyer) and they were great!

Hollywood Secrets by Gemma Halliday

This is the second book in Halliday's Hollywood paparazzi series.  They have humor, romance, mystery...the whole package.  Fun reads!

Hide and Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

These are part of Gardner's D.D. Warren Detective Series.  They have great mystery plots with lots of twists.  I plan on reading the rest of the series.

New Orleans Series by Lisa Jackson


This series is full of mystery and romance.  Warning though, most involve corruption and murder in or by the church.

Racing the Devil by Jaden Terrell

This was a quick read with lots of humor, mystery, and sex.  There are more in the Jared McKean series, which I will probably read.

The Witness by Nora Roberts

This book had a unique story line, included mystery and romance, and a happily ever after.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Wow am I really behind on here!  I have about 10 books I have to post about.  No time today, but look for it in the next week.  Since I'm now on summer break I have a lot more time to blog!

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Keepers Series by Heather Graham, Alexandra Sokoloff, and Deborah LeBlanc

When I bought the first book in this series I just recognized the author name Heather Graham and saw that it was about my favorite things...supernatural beings.  I didn't realize it was a Harlequin, otherwise I probably wouldn't have bought it.  Let me tell you though, I'm glad I did...half way through the first book I bought the other two books in the trilogy.  The story line is about three sisters that are Keepers of the Underworld creatures (vampires, shape shifters, and werewolves) in New Orleans.  Each book has a mystery solved by one of the sisters and her "knight in shining armor."  They're quick, easy reads and each has humor, a love story, some steamy sex, some gore, and of a twist at the end.
The Wolven by Deborah LeBlanc

The Keepers by Heather Graham
      The Shifters by Alexandra Sokoloff

Friday, February 17, 2012

Black Silk by Jan Gordon

This is another one of my paranormal stories.  This one is centered around a book store owner and a panther shape-shifter.  It had some good wit, a little bit of crime mystery, and a little bit of sexy fun...however it was a bit predictable.

The Target by Catherine Coulter

This is the third in Catherine Coulter's FBI Series and was another good crime novel.  The story is centered around a touching family/love story with a wicked twist at the end.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Maze by Catherine Coulter

This is the second book in Catherine Coulter's FBI Series.  I read the first, The Cove, quite a while ago and enjoyed it so I decided to give the series another read.  This one took a while to really engage me, but once it did, I didn't want to put it down.  The crime solving took quite a twist at the end and there was even a nice love story thrown in.  I am now reading the third book in the series, The Target...I'll let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris

This is the 3rd book in the Harper Connelly series by the author of the Sookie Stackhouse/Trueblood series.  I have now read all of the books in this series, somehow I read 3 and 4 out of order, and honestly I like these better than the Sookies.  Harper was struck by lightning when she was a young teenager and since has been able to sense where dead bodies are located and see through the deceased eyes how they died.  She and her stepbrother take her talent on the road when they become adults and use it as their career.  There is a lot of mystery, a little bit of paranormal, lots of humor, and a little romance mixed into each novel.  I hope there is another novel in the series forthcoming!