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WW Ladies Book Club

Barbara Vey -- December 12th, 2012

I just heard on the news about all the women having babies induced today just so they would be born 12/12/12.  When I was pregnant, towards the end I just wanted to be over, but I’m not sure I would let a date influence my decision.  Of course, a lot of people are superstitious.  Whatever makes you feel better, I guess.  Less time to read with a new baby, but try to squeeze in a couple of pages and here’s some suggestions for you from the WW Ladies.

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joysann

joysann

Fury’s Kiss by Karen Chance

Read by joysann

Part of what makes dhampir Dorina Basarab so dangerous is loss of control, and the memory loss that goes with it. When her blocked memory is all that can reveal what deadly things happened on an investigative mission, Dorina allows a master vampire with telepathic abilities to explore her mind, exposing more of her past than she wants to know. Ultimately, it all relates to an impending war that involves wizard humans, supernaturals and denizens of Faery.

As complicated as that seems, we faithful Dorina fans know how exciting the involved story might get. There are several characters to know and enjoy, like Louis-Cesare and Mircea, and the crossover from Karen Chance’s Cassie Palmer series makes it all the more fun. Fury’s Kiss is exciting, often suspenseful, often humorous, and always captivating.

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Joan

A Howl for a Highlander by Terry Spear

Read by Joan

Duncan MacNeill, a werewolf from Scotland, has been sent by his oldest brother, the laird of Argent Castle and the pack and clan leader, to Grand Cayman Island to find the thief who stole the clan/pack’s investment funds. Nothing will keep Duncan from completing his task until he catches the scent of a female wolf. He feels it his duty to let her know he is in the area and offer his protection should she need it. Shelly Campbell, an American werewolf, is on the island to study plants, hoping to find a plant that would stop the shift or bring it on if a person needed to change. After arriving and having spent her own money to rent an expensive beach home, she finds that the university’s money has been stolen by the same thief that stole the MacNeill’s money, leaving the two working together.

This is the tenth book in Terry Spear’s Heart of the Wolf series. Not having read the other books dealing with the MacNeill clan, I found that the book stands on its own. Fun, exciting and romantic, I also enjoyed that the setting was in the Caymans, somewhere you would not expect werewolves to be found, beautiful beaches and tropical breezes. Wish I were there!

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Alice

My Lady Mage by Alexis Morgan

Read by Alice, 14

Against the evil uncle who is her guardian, mage heir to Agathia Castle calls up the Warriors of the Mist to help save her kingdom. An even darker evil exists throughout the kingdom challenging the supernatural powers of Merewen and her champions.

My Lady Mage is the first in a new series, Warriors of the Mist. It is an easy read with passion, love, intrigue, magic and evil. I can’t wait for the sequel.

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Ashley

Ashley

His Unsuitable Viscountess by Michelle Styles

Read by Andrea

Eleanor Blackwell has been running her grandfather swords business since she was 15 years old. She is an excellent businesswomen, and with that she gave up her dreams of marrying and having a family. Yet, when Benjamin Grayson, Viscount Whittonstall suggest a marriage of convenience she starts to rethink what she wants, But being a Viscountess means changing everything about herself, her manners, her dress and her hair! How far will Eleanor go? And will two such unlikely couples work together, especially with an overbearing mother in law?!

His Unsuitable Viscountess, is a passionate love story that displays that everyone gets a second chance at love. An incredible romance that proves opposites really do attract!

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joysann

joysann

Collared (A Gin & Tonic Mystery) by L.A. Kornetsky

Read by joysann

Bartender Teddy Tonica overhears Ginny Mallard take on the task of finding a missing business man, and thinks that it’s probably a bigger job than she’s anticipating as a professional service provider who generally runs errands for busy clients or plans parties. He offers to lend her a hand, and though neither is a PI, they find themselves following leads that get progressively shadier, and even dangerous. Ginny’s shar pei, Georgie, and Teddy’s occasional feline companion, Mistress Penny, have the heavy jobs of keeping track of their humans and worrying about how to protect them.

Collared is the first book in a new mystery series that pet lovers will enjoy. Written with humor, this first taste of the sluething business is bound to get Ginny and Tonica more involved in both mysteries and each other. The dialog can be clever and entertaining, and I enjoyed their interaction. I’ll be watching for the next adventure by L. A Kornetsky (aka Laura Anne Gilman).

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Bottom Line:  Well, today is 12/12/12 and if today is your 12th birthday, Happy Golden Birthday!

WW Ladies Book Club Blurbs

Barbara Vey -- October 6th, 2010

Sabrina Jeffries, Donna Hill, Janet Mullany, Leanna Renee Hieber

Spending time at Lady Jane’s Salon is always a special experience for me, but even more so on Monday night when I was allowed to emcee the second half of the readings.  The charming setting adds to the moment as authors pick their favorite passages to read aloud to the adoring crowd.  Presenting that evening were Donna Hill, Janet Mullany, Leanna Renee Hieber and Sabrina Jeffries.   With proceeds going to charity, Lady Jane’s Salon is the “must do” event held on the first Monday of every month in New York City.

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Loretta

Loretta

Deadly Little Secrets by Jeanne Adams

Read by Loretta

CIA Agent Ana Burton, placed on probation for prior handling of a case resulting in five vicious murders, is given an ice-cold l0 year old case to re-work.  If you are into any of the following –algorithms, equations, search parameters, linked computers, decripting data or terminus city –  this book is for YOU!

Author Jeanne Adams crafted a complex, death around each corner story, mixing in a sizzling love affair amidst  international intrigue.  As I read through the twisted, upside down, inside-out tale, it amazed me to discover that she very ably ironed out the details while untangling the hidden characters and created a captivating and provocative book.

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joysann

joysann

Hot Southern Nights

by Dianne Castell

Read by joysann

Churchill McKenzie returns to Savannah after a sojourn in up north, and is happy to be working in the beautiful, historical public library. The only complication is that she crosses paths with the intriguing, sexy man she sent to prison on a robbery conviction years ago, but what if he really didn’t do it? Cal Davis just wants life to get back to something normal, work the races at the speedway, and avoid entanglements with gorgeous, sexy librarians, which can only lead to trouble.

Amusing and delightful, Hot Southern Nights has all the romance, heat and southern charm an HEA reader can want. I enjoyed the characters a lot, which made me really hopeful things would work out for them, and I laughed out loud at some of their situations. Dianne’s “Hot” books about contemporary southern romance have turned out to be pleasurable reads.

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Edie

So Enchanting by Connie Brockway

Read by Edie

Francesca Walcott doesn’t believe her psychic gift is enchanting.  Instead, it alienated her from her highborn family and was the cause of her early marriage to a fake medium who abandoned her after he was exposed by Lord Greyson Sheffield.  Six years after the death of her husband, Greyson finds her in a Scottish village, the companion of a young woman whose life is being threatened.  Mayhem, mix ups, and near-accidents ensue.  So does the attraction between Fanny and Greyson, and a romance between Fanny’s headstrong ward and Greyson’s fashionable nephew.

Brockway’s quirky characters are delightful.  Her pacing is perfection, as is her dialogue, and I never doubted the attraction between Greyson and Fanny.  This Victorian romance really is So Enchanting.

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Marsha

Dark Warrior Untamed by Alexis Morgan

Read by Marsha
Chief Talion Greyhill Danby and administrative assistant Piper Ryan thrown together in a shared office.  Piper is a rebel and Grey is a sophisticate with a sexy English accent.  Piper has a secret and Grey’s job as head of security for the Kyth Nation puts them on a collision course.  Piper and Grey become caught between the desire to get away from each other and the need to get closer as their attraction builds.  They must work together to defend the Grand Dame of the Kyths from attack.
Alexis Morgan’s spicy dialogue and romantic scenes kept me reading far into the night until I reached the delicious conclusion.
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Heidi

Heidi

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls

Read by Heidi
Lily Casey Smith is a woman ahead of her time. She broke horses at a young age, worked on a ranch in Arizona, learned how to drive a car and fly a plane, when most women were not expected to do much. She married later than most women and became a mother of two; including her daughter who is portrayed in The Glass Castle.
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I was fascinated by Jeannette’s portrayal of her grandmother in this novel. During times of droughts, floods, the Great Depression and ranching life; Lily shook off the challenges and moved forward. It seemed to me that no matter what came into Lily’s path, she had the ability to keep moving forward. I had to keep remembering that this woman is not of my age, but my grandmothers age. Maybe people who are whining today about what they don’t have and who to blame, should take a look at Lily and see that you can achieve anything you want if you just keep moving forward.
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Marjorie

Marjorie

Accidental Wedding by Anne Gracie

Read by Marjorie
A fall from his horse was the accident that brought Nash Renfrew into the life of Maddy Woodford. A peasant girl trying to support her younger siblings, Maddy nursed the handsome stranger back to health, not knowing he was an English diplomat to Russia and a member of the landed gentry. Suffering from temporary amnesia, Nash was won over by Maddy’s charms and, when his memory returned, he determined to make her his wife.

I was held captive with a fast-paced story, interjecting twists of plot and other surprises along the way.  This is the fourth romance in Anne Gracie’s Devil Riders series, following her much acclaimed romance, To Catch a Bride. The setting is Bath, England, 1819.

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Heidi

Heidi

Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black

Read by Heidi
The ninth mystery of the Aimee Leduc series finds her trying to return to a normal life, when a Haitian woman enters the PI office claiming to be her half-sister and in trouble. Aimee is reluctant to believe her, but is drawn to help her especially after she disappears.
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I felt the twists and turns of this mystery as easily as I could see the Paris streets. I found it extremely creative how modern day the book takes us, especially after the death of Princess Diana in Paris.
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Bottom Line: I’m interviewing Stan Lee at New York Comic Con on Saturday…any questions you’d like me to ask?