31 May 2009
29 May 2009
28 May 2009
Contest is good through 29 May @ 2359/11:59pm PDT....go on over!
This one stars Jenna Blake, 18 year old college freshman at Somerset University near Boston. She doesn't know exactly what she wants to be or what she wants to study. She'd love to be a doctor like her mother, but Jenna can't stand the sight of blood and she's terrified of what she'd do to her patients. Her father, a criminology professor at the university, suggests having a shot at a part time job working with the medical examiner's office. Not long after the autopsy room interview, the mystery begins. Two people have dropped violently dead and one right in front of Jenna in one of her classes.
She starts putting pieces of the puzzle together, but no one believes her until it is almost too late.
Not to be sexist, but Christopher Golden, a 40-ish guy, has a good handle on how an 18 year old girl would sound and must feel during this new adventure of moving away from home for the first time, to a new environment, making new friends, meeting guys, figuring out what she wants from life.
Add in some intrigue and murder plots and late night study sessions and you've got yourself an entertaining what's gonna happen next listen.
Four teen sleuth beans.....
27 May 2009
Contest ends 28 May @ 2359/1159pm....
PRELUDE TO A CHANGE OF MIND – Robert Stikmanz, parallel universe
GRAVEROBBERS WANTED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - Jeff Strand (per J K Konrath) (on May to June order with Cynthia), suspense
HEROES OF THE VALLEY – Jonathan Stroud (YA for Jack)
DEAD TO ME #1 in series – Anton Strout, paranormal
CAFÉ HEAVEN – Linda Thomas - Sundstrom, paranormal
STILL AS DEATH – Sarah Stewart Taylor, mystery
GOD IS A BULLET – Boston Terran (as recommended by Harlen Coben), thriller
MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE: A Gaslight Mystery – Victoria Thompson, mystery
NIGHTLIFE – Rob Thurman, paranormal
A STINGRAY BIT MY NIPPLE: True Stories from Real Travelers – Erik Torkells (travel section?)
THE STRAIN – Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan (get when out in MPB)(Patricia’s Vampire Notes recommends), paranormal
ABSOLUTION BY MURDER: Sister Fidelma Mystery – Peter Tremayne, mystery
MODERN DAY VAMPIRES: VAMPIRE 101 – Paige Tyler (e-book format), paranormal
KITTY series – Carrie Vaughn (read the first one), paranormal
STRAY - Rachel Vincent, paranormal
DEADLY SLIPPER – Michelle Wan, mystery
OFFICIAL NANCY DREW HANDBOOK: Skills, Tips, and Life Lessons From Everyone’s Favorite Girl Detective – Penny Warner, handbook
STARFISH – Peter Watts, sci-fi
BLOOD LINES – Eileen Wilks, paranormal
26 May 2009
GARDEN SPELLS - Sarah Addison Allen
THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS - John Connelly
SUNSET EXPRESS - Robert Crais
INDIGO SLAM - Robert Crais
CYCLOPS - Clive Cussler
ATLANTIS FOUND - Clive Cussler
THE MEDITERRANEAN CAPER - Clive Cussler
THE SIXTEEN PLEASURES - Robert Hellenga
BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 1999 - Ed McBain editor
NOTHING BUT TROUBLE - Michael McGarrity
TOYER - Gardner McKay
THE LOVER'S KNOT: A SOMEDAY QUILTS MYSTERY - Clare O'Donohue
KNOTS & CROSSES - Ian Rankin
THE SCOLD'S BRIDLE - Minette Walters
25 May 2009
24 May 2009
22 May 2009
But it seems I can open and keep open other blogspot blogs now.....
21 May 2009
I read FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS (what amounts for me in the slight amount of time I get to read) in practically one sitting. It was my bedside book and I stayed up late to read 'just one more page...no chapter..' and I woke early and really savored the quiet of everyone else sleeping in over the weekend so that I could finish the fab A KISS BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE and really dive into this Southern Gothic ghost story.
20 May 2009
SONG OF THE SPARROW – Lisa Ann Sandell, Arthurian legend
CHASING THE DEAD – Joe Schreiber, suspense
ALL ENCOMPASSING TRIP – Nicole Del Sesto, fantasy
ICE TRAP – Kitty Sewell, suspense
FIRST DROP – Zoe Sharp, suspense
THE SHAPE-CHANGER’S WIFE – Sharon Shinn, fantasy
ARCHANGEL (Samaria Series #1) Sharon Shinn, fantasy
THE SAFEKEEPER’S SECRET (1st in series) Sharon Shinn, fantasy
INFECTED – Scott Sigler, thriller
DROOD – Dan Simmons, mystery (getting from BonnieOH)
DARKBORN – Alison Sinclair, fantasy (Becky recommends)
ANGEL’S BLOOD – Nalini Singh, paranormal (May into June order from Cynthia..to be sent)
THE TIMER GAME – Susan Arnout Smith, medical thriller (wait for MPB)
CHILD 44 – Tom Rob Smith, suspense (Becky recommends)
FALLEN 1st in Fallen series – Thomas E Sniegoski, paranormal
POISON STUDY – Maria V Snyder, fantasy
STORM GLASS – Maria V Snyder, fantasy
THE HARROWING – Alexandra Sokoloff, horror (Becky recommends)(on May to June book order to Cynthia)
VAMPED – David Sosnowski, paranormal
19 May 2009
JACK ABSOLUTE - C C Humphreys, a swashbuckler TPB
THE GROTESQUE - Patrick McGrath, modern Gothic TPB
THE MALTESE FALCON - Dashiel Hammett, detective TPB
THE TORMENT OF OTHERS - Val McDermid, thriller TPB
BOOKED FOR MURDER - Val McDermid, mystery TPB
THE DEATH LIST - Paul Johnston,thriller TPB
EVERYONE DIES: A Kevin Kearney Mystery - Michael McGarrity, mystery MPB
LOOK CLOSELY - Laura Caldwell, mystery MPB
BLOOD MEMORY - Greg Iles, suspense MPB (hewgah!)
FAITHLESS: Grant County Mystery - Karin Slaughter, thriller MPB
18 May 2009
I finished the superb A KISS BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE - Thomas E Sniegoski and muy groovy BLUE DIABLO - Ann Aguirre last week.
And what are YOU reading? Head on over to JKaye's blog to see what others are reading!
17 May 2009
15 May 2009
There's also an interview of Antoine and Dexter, critters from Jeri's WVMP series, over on BittenByBooks Freaky Friday edition.
14 May 2009
13 May 2009
EARTHLY PLEASURES – Karen Neches (paranormal chick-lit)
THEY HUNGER – Scott Nicholson (horror)
THE FARM – Scott Nicholson (horror)
BONE PARADE – Mark Nykanen (thriller)
SACRED COWS – Karen Olsen (mystery)
DEAD OF THE DAY – Karen E Olson (mystery)
THE SUICIDE COLLECTORS – David Oppegaard (when it comes out in MPB) (thriller)
DARK OF THE MOON – P J Parrish (mystery)
THE HEAT OF THE MOON – Sandra Parshall (suspense)
IT HAD TO BE YOU – Susan Elzabeth Phillips (chick-lit)
ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY – Jennifer Rardin (paranormal)
A DARK DIVIDING – Sarah Rayne (thriller)
A FIELD OF DARKNESS – Cornelia Read (mystery)
REQUIEM FOR THE DEVIL – Jeri Smith-Ready (paranormal)
ONE FOR SORROW – Mary Reed & Eric Mayer (mystery)
NATURE OF THE GRAVE – Martha Reed (mystery)
TEMPLE – Matthew Reilly (action/adventure)
DON’T TELL – Karen Rose (suspense)
BAD MONKEYS – Matt Ruff (sci-fi thriller)
FOOL ON THE HILL – Matt Ruff (fantasy)
11 May 2009
I received THE LACE READER - Brunonia Barry from my buddy Cassie on WW GDT-Booktalk.
From High Crimes Mystery Bookshop, I ordered THE KIND ONE - Tom Epperson, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW - Mike Carey, and FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS - Cherie Priest. They are all on Mt Git'r'Read and ready to read.....