GOOD MORNIN!!!!! HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!!
The winner of Allison Pang's, A Sliver of Shadow is Regina. I contacted and will send to her. CONGRAT'S & ENJOY!!!!! It's a hell of a ride.....
Don't forget to comment on Catherine Mann's post.... The winner of 2 copies of her FABULOUS book Protector will be picked on March 1. AND she will be joining us for a live chat on March 14 at 9 pm est. time.... She will also give ANOTHER copy away then....WHOOT WHOOT!!!!
TODAY, we have a HUGE treat.... I am behind in my reading and posting. It is very hard to do this alone, lol.... Sooo I finally talked a friend into letting me post some of her reviews. She kicks ass at it.
guns and roses
A Murder She Writes Anthology
Dig into ten sexy, suspenseful novellas from the bestselling authors of the popular www.murdershewrites.com blog. Includes "Pick Your Poison" a brand new Bullet Catcher novella. When Bullet Catcher Benjamin Youngblood sets out to track and trap an assassin, he's forced to trust a sexy flower farmer who could be as dangerous as her homegrown poison
Pick Your Poison (A Bullet Catchers Novella) by Roxanne St. Claire
Ohh how I miss the Bullet Catchers.. This short was about Benjamin Youngblood who we find Lucy firing at the beginning of the story due to botching a job with the Governor of Florida. Ben knows he was on to something and ask Lucy, if he can prove his theory could he get his job back. She agrees but says he is on his own in his investigation. His gut leads him to flower farmer named Callie Parrish. These two embark on a humorous and dangerous journey to find out what is really going on.
Nightfall by Laura Griffin
Holly Henriksen is on her way to deliver flowers to a wedding on cold and icy night. She hits a patch of ice and crashes. When she comes to and gets out of the van she starts getting shot at and runs into the woods. Colin is on an undercover op when he comes across the crashed van and thinks it part of his investigation. But what he finds is flowers in the back of the van and a frozen injured woman in the woods. Turns out his undercover op and her innocent delivery of flowers have collided. Even though this was a quick story - I still felt satisfied at the end. Not as satisfied if it had been me Colin was kissing but you can’t have it all.
Above Reproach by Allison Brennan
Wow.. Just wow.. This was a very powerful story. Selena Black is a detective in sex crimes. She has been after a rapist and knows who he is but cannot get the evidence needed to put him away. After the 5th rape victim dies before they could find out if she could id the rapist Selena feels she is never going to be able to prove he did it, She crosses the line and has a confrontation with him that leaves her scared and also puts her on leave of absence.
Dead Flowers by Lori Armstrong
I am a true Lorelei James fan but I have to admit I have never read her Julie Collins Series.. I knew that Julie was one tough bad ass chic but as this story shows even tough girls have insecurities. It's Valentine's Day a day Julie hates with a passion and after one too many jobs of watching cheating spouses she is even more cynical. She starts to think that her live in boyfriend is cheating on her. I loved this story - there were so many LOL moments and I could relate to Julie on many levels.. I may have to go back and read this series now :)
Blood and Roses by Sylvia Day
Anastasia Miller comes from a family of grifters. She is an insurance investigator of art and jewelry. She left town 10 years ago because the love of her life Jake Monroe was an honorable man and she didn’t want to have to make him choose between her and his morals. Jack is now a deputy U.S. Marshal. When a heist goes bad for her Mom her brother and Jack’s brother, Ana has to step in to save them. Will Jake understand..?
Rebel Rose by Karin Tabke
Detective Cash Cantrell is called to the University for a murder. He realizes this one is almost an exact match to one 5 years ago. He finds a 22 year old co-ed passed out in the closet who happens to be the victims’ best friend. Rebel Yell Culpepper is a feisty one. She wants to find who killed her friend and pushes her way into the investigation. I got the impression there might be another book in the future to continue the story of Cash and Rebel. I hope there is as these two belong together.
A Punishing Night by Sophie Littlefield
Detective Joe Bashir returns to his alma mater to investigate the stabbing death of a male college student. Rumors of date rape and fraternity hazing complicate a sensitive case as Joe tries to balance the demands of the investigation with caring for his elderly father.
The Housewife Assassin's Bloody Valentine by Josie Brown
What a girl won’t do for her country. Donna Stone works for the black ops organization known as Acme Industries. Her mission is to break out one of Mexico's biggest drug runners out of a notorious prison in Mexico. This was my first time reading this author. The story had lots of humor and was part of an ongoing series but I didn’t feel to lost not having read the first book.
King of Hearts by Lorelei James
Deputy Cam McKay is called to a murder/suicide of Jim and Teresa Swensen. It’s one of the worst things he had ever seen. When both sets up parents get there they are understandably very upset and things come to blows. The father of Jim asks Cam why he never helped his son with his PTSD. That since he had been thru so much himself he should have helped his boy. Cam had no idea that Jim had been in the services and feels extremely guilty over this. He also wonders if one day he will do the same thing to his family. He refuses to go home but Domitri sends Colt after him to bring him home to her and his children who are his greatest healers. This was a very short read but it sure packed an emotion punch and brought tears to my eyes.
Bobbie Faye's Whacked-Out, No-Good, Really Sucky, Hot Mess of a Wedding by Toni McGee Causey
Seems this is the final Bobbie Faye story for a while according to the author. I had not read this series before and there were many characters in this story that I am sure had a lot of back story I didn’t know about from previous books but that didn’t take away too much for me. This was about Bobby Faye and Trevor Cormier wedding and hilarious blunders and an attempting kidnapping and an evil mother in law and all of Bobbie Faye's ex. I really enjoyed this story and was sad it was the last in the book..
I am thrilled to have Cindy guest blog today and REALLY appreciate it. I really enjoy how she sums up a story. Hopefully I can talk her into coming back....
I have a special friend that is in this anthology, and many other authors I have met and LOVE..... If you get a chance pick this up, its a great price(a steal on Amazon $3.82 as of this morning) and as you can see some FABULOUS stories.....
THANKS again to Cindy!!!! Hope everyone has a FAB day!!!!!!