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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 -- September 16th, 2011

I’m still in Florida, but leaving today for San Diego to do a workshop with the local RWA chapter. Can’t wait to meet them all. In the mean time, I’ve had to use the internet in the library, so Joysann is posting the blurbs for me. Thanks so much Joysann! I’ll be back on schedule next week when I get home to Wisconsin and before I leave for the Ohio Conference.

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Loretta

Loretta

Quinn by Iris Johansen

Read by Loretta

A child, Bonnie, is abducted. Her mother, Eve, is desperately trying to find her and prays there is hope that she is still alive. Officer Joe Quinn enters the scene to help solve this ugly crime and falls in love with Eve in the process.

Quinn is a completely intriguing and terribly sad story about the abduction of a child. The narrative envelopes you, but part way through I realized this book is the second of a trilogy and wished that I had read the book entitled “Eve” to help me untangle the evil cast of characters. I definitely must go back to read the first book, “Eve” and am certainly awaiting the third novel of this trilogy entitled “Bonnie“, so I can complete this heart-rending, bizarre and engrossing story by Iris Johansen.

 

Heidi

Heidi

Claim of Innocence by Laura Caldwell

E-book read by Heidi

Izzy MacNeil returns to attorney duties, thanks to her friend Maggie Bristol who needs her assistance, defending Valerie Solara who is accused of murdering her best friend. While working on the trial, her ex-fiancée Sam drops a bomb in her lap, which makes her question her relationship with her current boyfriend. Izzy’s life goes into overdrive while secrets keep getting uncovered around every corner.

Oh Izzy, how I have missed you!! I had a fantastic ride into the Chicago legal system, all with a fantastic red-headed lawyer at the helm. Love, passion, turmoil and murder: a lethal combination and I am one happy girl to have taken the ride.

 

Sharon

Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue by Stephanie Laurens

 

Read by Sharon

Heather Cynster can’t stand the boring life of the ton—she wants a hero, but gets more than she bargained for when she attends a racy soiree. She is rescued from scandal, but in turn kidnapped for a reason not readily determined. Viscount Breckenridge, the bain of her existence, saves her from scandal but by doing so inadvertently allows her to be kidnapped. Now he must rescue her, but she is unwilling to be rescued until they find out why any of the Cynster sisters would satisfy the kidnapper.

Stephanie Laurens stories keep you absorbed in the story wondering what the twists and turns are going to be even though you are pretty sure of the eventual outcome. Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue doesn’t fail the reader. Suspense, danger and a stubbornly brave and strong heroine add to the appeal of this book.

 

 

Ashley

The Perfect Kiss by Melody Thomas

Read by Ashley

Christel stole the perfect kiss from the man of her dreams, too bad that English society’s rules made courtship and marriage impossible. She was the bastard daughter of an Earl and he was the Earl of Carrick, so Christel watches as he marries her favorite cousin. Nine years later the Earl is widowed and with a young daughter. Christel comes back to be the governess for the girl but neither has forgotten that secret kiss, and they still burn for desire for each other but secrets from each other’s past threaten to ruin their second chance at love.

The Perfect Kiss is the perfect love story, full of secrets and treasures, and love and lost. This book was a delightful read that kept me entertained from the first page to the last page.

 

Sophie

Demon Song by Cat Adams

Read by Sophie

Celia Graves, a part Siren, part vampire woman tainted by a demon that makes her living as a bodyguard and loves all manners of gadgets and doohickeys that might prove useful in her career. She’s attacked by an ex-co-worker and tossed into a series of supernatural events including fighting demons and vampires, searching for powerful seashells (not to mention the only two people on the Earth that can make them work), and doing everything she can to help close a demonic rift—a split in the fabric of our world that opens a pathway for all sorts of monsters and demons to escape. Along the way, complications such as lovers, ex-lovers, 12 year old clients, traumatized friends, and magical wine keep Celia on her toes to the point of exhaustion. All she can hope is that she’ll be able to solve all of these problems and save the world at the same time—but no big deal, right?

Cat Adams has modified the world we live in today to accommodate all sorts of supernatural fantasies that will keep the reader enthralled until the very end. Demon Song includes snippets of everything one would hope for a book to contain—love, hate, suspense, drama, you name it! Be prepared to spend large amounts of time reading—you won’t want to put Demon Song down!

 

Shelby

Shelby

Wedding Magic by Patricia Coughlin

Read by Shelby

Sophie Bennet has always been behind the scenes, the one that gets overlooked, but she is thrown into the limelight to plan a wedding at the gorgeous mansion Ange de la Mer. Sophie has her work cut out for her planning a wedding, with both a handsome, broody writer, who happens to own Ange de la Mer, to deal with and a ghost bride hell bent on making sure the wedding, and Sophie, leave “her” house for good. Sophie and Owen must overcome many obstacles in life, love, and a ghost in order to make a bride’s day perfect whilst trying to deal with the growing chemistry between the two of them.

This book was a story of old and new love, one which has lasted throughout time with bitter memories and one trying to overcome memories to grow. It’s a riveting story of how love affects life and can survive above all. A story that kept me entranced and begging for the end, to know what happens, and at the same time never wanting it to end!

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joysann

joysann

Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Read by joysann
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Clairvoyant Cassie Palmer just knows her upcoming coronation as Pythia isn’t going to go smoothly, though it doesn’t take her special talent to tell her so. Both the vampires and the mages want control of her, and the disputes and squabbles are constant. But efforts to eliminate her have gone so far that her greatest enemies try to prevent her even being born, which takes her and vampire lover Mircea on a wild chase through space and time.
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This is a really fun and imaginative series and I’m always excited when a new book is released. The determined heroine and the sexy, powerful heroes make for a story that’s thrilling and enthralling. And best of all, or worst, Karen Chance has left fans like me in absolute limbo breathlessly waiting for the next terrific adventure.
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Bottom Line: Seriously thinking of permanently moving to Florida as winter draws near in Wisconsin.
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Sunday Matinée!

Barbara Vey -- May 15th, 2011


It’s been a while, but it’s time for the return of the Sunday Matinee. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the book videos. It’ll whet your appetite for some great reads.
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If you’d like your book video considered to be in Sunday Matinee, please contact me at barbaravey@gmail.com

Bottom Line: Today is National Chocolate Chip Day, so do your part and add those little suckers to your pancakes, ice cream, cereal and imagination!