All right, enough is enough! I heard Christmas music on the radio this morning. I love it, but not yet. Our Christmas book blurbs will be coming up soon, but until then enjoy the WW Ladies Book blurbs.
Bone Yard by Michelle Gagnon
Read by Loretta
Kelly Jones, an FBI Special Agent, is set to work on the case of a mass grave site on the Appalachian Trail. The investigation covers several states and police jurisdictions. Police resent her intrusion and interference into their districts. As she delves further into the vicious murders, she comes to the conclusion that there is not only a serial killer, but also a copycat killer. Jake Reilly, Kelly’s former cohort, shows up and tries to renew their relationship, but she continues to be too involved in her work, for the time being. As autopsies are conducted together with other police rituals, you will be drawn into a scary story and every time you turn a page, another new set of goose bumps appears. Michelle Gagnon’s first book should not be missed!
Servant: Acceptance by L L Foster
Read by Joysann
Avoiding Det Luther Cross, Gaby has taken to living among the ladies of the evening in a bad part of town, where she appoints herself their protector from physical abuse by pimps and johns alike. When she finds the brutalized body of one of the women in the river, her efforts to find the evil she’s felt on the streets increase until she’s vulnerable herself.
I was just as intrigued with this second book in L L Foster’s urban fantasy as I was in the first. It was exciting, suspenseful, and, being Lori Foster, you know it was romantic. I hated putting it down, even to hit the dictionary a time or three.
Red Fire by Deirdre Knight
Read by Stacey An incident from ancient history, altered by the powers of an ancient god; some of the famous 300 Spartans turned immortal protectors by the god Ares. Ajax Petrakos must find and protect his prophesized mate before she is pulled into a war that she is unprepared for, against enemies he thought he’d left in his past. I’m a sucker for classical history, mythology and have read multiple accounts of the battle of Thermoplaye. With Red Fire, Deirdre Knight manages to convincingly bring these historical figures into an alternate present I want to read more about. I cannot wait to see what she does as the series progresses. For now, Ajax, Shay and Red Fire serve as the most amazing beginning.
Fairyville by Emma Holly
Read by Joysann
Zoe Clare is a respected medium in Fairyville AZ, a town that embraces its metaphysical aspects to make a cottage industry of fairy and ghost sightings. None of her friends doubt her abilities, especially not the man of her unrequited fantasies, her landlord Magnus Monroe. What she doesn’t know is that Magnus, bound by supernatural restraints, cannot return her interest and is as dissatisfied as she. When Zoe’s ex-lover returns to town, he adds an element to their non-relationship that really heightens the frustration level, and feelings get hotter than the temperatures in the desert around them.
"HOT" is exactly the word to describe this charming, delightful, whimsical and erotic fairy tale by Emma Holly. While I think I generally don’t tend to put "charming" and "erotic" in the same descriptive sentence, in this case, I happily do so.
Two Rivers by T. Greenwood
Read by Jan
Harper Montgomery, a widower raising his 12 year daughter alone in fictional Two Rivers, Vermont, is still recovering from the death of his beloved Betsy, who died in childbirth, and the memory of his part in a brutal murder years before. On a fall day, a trail derailed at the edge of Two Rivers, an event that would change his life and provide a chance to somehow make up for his past involvement in the death of a black itinerant carnival worker. A survivor, a pregnant teenager with skin "the color of blackberries" and mismatched eyes asks him for help and a place to stay. And, ’tho hesitant, he takes her in and soon after suspects her appearance in Two Rivers is not just happenstance. Now, I’ve read a lot of GOOD books over the years (and enjoyed some much more than others), but I would rank Two Rivers right up in the top 10%. It’s been a long while since I have been this impressed with a novel. I think this book has the potential to become a ‘classic’. Chatting with my sister, Joan, about it, she caught my enthusiasm, so packed up the book and sent it off to Lake Quivira, Kansas, for her to hopefully enjoy as much as I. Save your Christmas bookstore gift cards for this one!
Everything Forbidden by Jess Michaels
Read by Judy
Set in the English Country side, the story begins as Miranda searches for the family pet. As she enters a clearing Miranda’s senses are awakened as she observes an erotic tryst . Her discovery enlivens her senses and desires, far beyond her imagination. With her curiosity hightened she returns frequently to silently abserve the world of eroticism from afar. Knowing the reputation of her neighbor and needing to save her family financially, she embarks on a dangerous and exciting adventure – as she bargains with the rogue.
A sensually stimulating story with many subtle suprises.
Knight’s Fork by Rowena Cherry
Read by Joysann
To serve as a protector like a knight of old, ‘Rhett has lived his life under rigid vows, including chastity, until his family, friends and enemies find his unyielding attitudes unbearable. Imperial Princess Electra, Quee
n of the Volnoths, finds him appealing enough, however, that she wants him to be the sperm donor for her first child. Thrown into a compromising situation in which she could be convicted of High Treason, any arrangement they make might be the death of them.
Poor ‘Rhettt and Electra are written into the kinds Machiavelian predicaments that Rowena Cherry has made her signature. The galaxy is the chessboard she makes her plays on, and space ships and alien beings are pieces of the game. Clever, funny, romantic and sexy, this new story in her series of royal intrigues held me fast through the end.
Bottom Line: I’d better hurry up and get the Halloween decorations out (for at least a couple of days), then Thanksgiving and then Christmas. That is the correct order….right??