I had such an exciting meeting yesterday with the educators from the local middle and high schools. We discussed forming YA book clubs, promoting book communities and having authors come in to talk to the kids. The adults were so thrilled about the program, we even discussed starting a romance book club. Then three librarians and two YA readers stopped by my house to pick up books to join the WW Ladies Book Club. Watch for new faces in the near future.
Size Matters by Stephanie Julian (e-book)
Read by joysann
Tim Sattazahn, just minding his own business walking through the woods in a snowstorm, comes upon a beautiful woman freezing to death after her car breaks down. Beyond the physical desire he’s experiencing as he cares for her, he feels some consternation when he learns that, as a reporter for the Weekly News Journal, she’s there looking for Bigfoot, but doesn’t realize she’s found him. For her part, Carrie Benton is thoroughly taken by the huge, gorgeous, sexy man she’s found that’s made her trip to the forest worth while.
This is a very fun, cute, fast little read. It’s also charming, smile-provoking, and hotly erotic. With Size Matters, Stephanie Julian is cleverly introducing The Fringe, a new series that explores some of the more imaginative reports in the weekly papers at grocery store check-out counter, and I’m looking forward to the next story.
Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Read by Marge
Caillen Dagan learned survival from a young age and taking care of his sisters is his number one priority. His world turns upside down when he learns he’s actually of royal blood. Desideria is one of the queen’s bodyguards, but has always had to fight for her right to the position. When political forces plot to overthrow their governments, Caillen and Desideria must work together to clear their names and stop the impending doom.
This sci-fi thriller keeps the action going while plunging the reader into the political intrigue. I found myself remembering why I’ve always loved sci-fi and now plan to add more to my collection. Intriguing and exhilarating.
A Lot Like Love by Julie James
Read by Heidi
Jordan Rhodes loves her twin brother Kyle, and will do anything to get him released from prison. FBI Agent Nick McCall knows this and uses that desire to get into one of the most exclusive parties in Chicago, with Mob ties. As unexpected developments in the operation happen, the “couple” learns the sparks they are pretending to have go alot deeper.
A great romance with a great amount of sexual tension. It was especially fun to see that the tension was drawn out so the relationship could develop a little bit more. My favorite additions are the Chicago locations AND the timely elements.
Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep
Read by Liz
Gin Blanco, retired assassin and an Elemental with the rare ability to manipulate two elements (stone and ice) has a number of problems on her hands. One, her one woman mission to bring down mob boss, Mab Monroe, the woman responsible for the death of her family; two, how to reveal to Detective Bria Snow that she was in fact her long lost sister; three, how to handle the budding romance between herself and Owen Grayson; and four, the assassin hired by Mab Monroe (LaFleur).
The latest in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin Series, Tangled Threads is her best by far. If you’re a fan of urban fantasy … hell, any paranormal fan … you’re going to enjoy this entire series like I have. Arousing, thrilling ride.
Broken by Karin Slaughter
Read by Michelle
Dr. Sara Linton returns home for the holidays to be drawn into the path of a serial killer. Special Agent Will Trent is called in to investigate the murder of a college student. He befriends Dr. Linton and together they have to unravel the truth from local detectives that are intent on concealing crucial details of the case.
A very gripping, captivating read. Each page dripped with suspense and had me eager for more.
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
Read by Ms. Faye
Isabel has grown up spending summers with her mother’s best friend and two sons. She has always loved Conrad, but when Jeremiah professes his love she realizes she may have chosen the wrong brother. Days before the wedding Conrad reveals he is in love with her as well and now she has to decided if she will stay with the one who loves her or go with the one she loves.
A coming of age story that kept me guessing right up to the last page. The ultimate unforgettable read.
So Close The Hand of Death by J.T. Ellison
Read by Heidi
The sixth novel of Taylor Jackson, a tough Nashville homicide lieutenant who knows that The Pretender is back. The Pretender has taken several companions in on the task to show multiple serial killings that match those of the Zodiac Killer, The Boston Strangler and the Son of Sam. As time starts to run out, Taylor realizes that the targets are hitting too close to home as she goes in for the kill before the bodies start to pile up higher.
A true roller coaster ride of thrills while finding out who the killer is, and who are following in the footsteps. My emotions soared up and down with this story. I realized at one point, I was holding my breath for a long time and had to remind myself to keep breathing during the rest of the book.
Bottom Line: Today is Intergalactic Star Wars Day…May the fourth be with you.