Yesterday’s blog about cats apparently touched a nerve with many of you as evidenced by the comments and personal emails I received. So, to honor you and your significant other(s), I welcome photos of your pets and I’ll post them on Saturday. To make it interesting, we’ll have a fun contest where you can match the pet with the owner and the winner (with the most correct guesses) will receive Disney’s Pain and Panic from the movie Hercules (I figured Pain and Panic fits into almost everyone’s lives). So send your photos to me here. (Also include a separate picture of yourself so we can play match the owner to the pet)
In the meantime, here’s the WW Ladies non-animal book blurbs of the week.
Hara’s Legacy by Bianca D’Arc
Read by Joysann
When the aliens invaded Earth, life changed for everyone, if they lived at all. Urged by pre-cog Caleb’s vision of the impending upheaval, the three psy-talented O’Hara brothers, along with Caleb’s wife Jane, have established a sanctuary for themselves in the Canadian Rockies. To live in this new world, social rules must be re-evaluated and changes must be accepted. In a bid for safety from alien control and science, brother Justin establishes contact with a female leader, resulting in a pregnancy, which brings an important member into the family circle, and hope for the changing world. In this first of the Resonance Mates series, Bianca D’Arc’s adult science fiction is focused on the impact of calamitous change on society, and how the strength and love of family might be necessary for survival. Some may find her ideas unusual and graphic, but I found them suitable for the story, and enjoyed this sentimentally erotic romance.
Mulberry Park by Judy Duarte
Read by Bev
Claire, grieving the loss of her child, takes up jogging in Mulberry Park to help her move past the grief. Analisa, grieving the loss of her parents, wants to send a letter to God. She figures the best way for God to receive it is to put it in a tree in Mulberry Park. The lives of several people from Mulberry Park become entwined, some are obvious and you can’t wait to see when they figure out how they are all related. Hilda the nanny, Maria the woman with two children and one on the way, Walter the old man who came to the park to find someone to play chess with, and Trevor the quiet boy who played by himself in the park.
The story is part romance (always good!) and part human interest. It moved quickly from one angle to the next – never a dull moment. In one sitting I was done with the book and found myself wanting more. Fascinating, complex and entertaining. I want to go to Mulberry Park.
Just Desserts by Barbara Bretton
Read by Emily
Who knew that being a baker could make you famous? That’s what Hayley Goldstein thought when she was asked to make a birthday cake for a world famous rock star. She never imagined that he would turn out to be her long lost father. Finn Rafferty, the rocker’s lawyer, has been through this before; he makes it his business to know what is going on. But when he meets Hayley, all rational thought goes flying out the window. While going through the process of finding a father, and the feelings she is feeling for Finn Hayley realizes what things matter most in life.
I love reading a Barbara Bretton book. The characters are so entertaining, lively, and carefree, but when a wrench is thrown into the gears, everything falls apart. That is the case for Hayley. I would love to have the perks to having a famous parent, but the downfalls are significant. Most people don’t realize the everyday life to a celebrity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Marriages are torn apart, and families are ruined forever. Thank goodness for the HEA!
The First Cut by Dianne Emley
Read by Loretta
A police officer plays a hooker to set up the ‘johns’ for arrest - and for the wild abandon it gives her otherwise unhappy life. She enjoys the gifts, money and drugs it affords her. Unfortunately, she eventually meets the man who enjoys abusing and murdering her.
One of the detectives assigned to this case was almost a previous victim of this deranged killer. The book is an intriguing and thrilling murder mystery which is extremely well written. It is bound to keep you on the edge until the last page is turned.
The Touch of Twilight by Vicki Pettersson The Third Sign of the Zodiac Read by Joysann Imagine a world in which every major city really does have comic book superheroes and supervillians. There are 12 of each in Light and in the Shadow, representing the signs of the Zodiac. Then let’s go to Las Vegas, the city where these stories take place. In the first book of the series Joanna discovered in a very hard way that she is Sagittarius, the Archer, and circumstances make her the fulcrum between the light and the shadow. She chooses to be with the agents of Light, but must continually prove herself to the others in her troop. In this 3rd book, Joanna is faced with 2 personal enemies, a shadow agent who threatens the life of her human love, and one even greater who rips tears in the fabric of the world to obtain Joanna’s soul. I’ve been enjoying this series. The characters are interesting, the dilemmas are credible for the circumstances, and the heroine is sympathetic. Something different that I like is the scope of the thing; most fantasy crises are world-shattering. In this tale, failure wouldn’t be the end of the world, but the loss of a city as they know it. As we know it… oh, dear! I like Las Vegas…
Swept Away by Toni Blake
Read by Emily
Katrina "Kat" Spencer knew she didn’t love her fiancée and soon to be groom Ian Zeller, so she decides to take a vacation to think things over. She retreats to her family’s private island, to soak up some sun, and dream of her future. But when she opens her eyes, she sees something out of a dream. Brock Denton emerges from the water handsome, and half naked. Kat at first believes he is apart of her dream, until he speaks. He was the one man that got away, and now that she has him all to herself on a deserted island she has to figure out what it is she really wants. But with Brock comes danger, and a mystery that this sexy man has to solve. But once they return home, Kat has to make a choice. Does she follow her heart and admit her feelings for Brock, or take the easy path and marry the man her father has chosen for her?
With each chapter comes suspense, passion, and mystery. It all adds up to an exciting and thrilling read. Danger is lurking around every corner.
Bottom Line: Today is Comic Book Day. Celebrate by reading a comic book…really, how long can it take.