Tuesday, August 26, 2014

So many new releases...

Today August 26th:


Trying to follow the work in series order of Castle aka Krentz aka Quick can be challenging. If you aren't up for that particular challenge, just read the book stand alone. You will enjoy any time spent in a world created by JAK under any of her pseudonyms.

If you are up for it - I give you a bit of a start here.

The Hot Zone is the third in her Rainshadow series which are actually books 9,10 and 11 in her Harmony series.

Harmony is the land of engaging dust bunny companions and the specially talented women they choose to spend their time with.

1 - The Lost Night   2 - Deception Cove  3 - The Hot Zone


Gibson is not a series writer. However this book is based in Truly, Idaho as were two of her other books, Truly Madly Yours and Tangled Up In You.

Since I first read one of her stories in a collaboration titled Secrets of a Perfect Night, Gibson has been on my automatic buy list and she has never disappointed me.


This is the fourth in her Addison Holmes mystery series. In book 1 Addison is a school teacher whose life goes astray and she ends up somewhere along the series becoming an actual private investigator.
These books are funny, suspenseful and the romance is satisfying.

1 - Whiskey Rebellion  2- Whiskey Sour  3 - Whiskey For Breakfast   4 - Whiskey You're the Devil


Here is SEP's synopsis:
Deepest winter.
An isolated island off the coast of Maine.
A man. A woman.
Puppets. (Yes, puppets . . .)
And . . .
A mysterious house looming over the sea . . .
He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.
Annie Hewitt has arrived on Peregrine Island in the middle of a snowstorm and at the end of her resources. She's broke, dispirited, but not quite ready to give up. Her red suitcases hold the puppets she uses to make her living: sensible Dilly, spunky Scamp, and Leo, the baddest of bad guys. Her puppets, the romantic novels she loves, and a little bit of courage are all she has left.
Annie couldn't be more ill prepared for what she finds when she reaches Moonraker Cottage or for the man who dwells in Harp House, the mysterious mansion that hovers above the cottage. When she was a teenager, he betrayed her in a way she can never forget or forgive. Now they're trapped together on a frozen island along with a lonely widow, a mute little girl, and townspeople who don't know how to mind their own business.
Is he the villain she remembers, or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.
It's going to be a long, hot winter.

Sounds good - can't wait to sit down in some comfortable, quiet place and dig in.


Book 10 in her Lucky Harbor series - here's her synopsis:

Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now’s her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam’s eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can’t resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca’s heart?

The other books are in order:
1- Simply Irresistible  2 - The Sweetest Thing  3 - Head Over Heels  4 - Lucky In Love   5 - At Last  6 - Forever and a Day (novella Under the Mistletoe)  7 - It Had To Be You  8 - Always On My Mind  9 - Once In a Lifetime  10 - It's In His Kiss

I've loved them all so far. I anticipate loving this one also!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Laughter being the best medicine - a true healer has left this earth...

I miss him already.

I tried to find my favorite line from his bat in Ferngully - couldn't find a vid of it but I bet most of you can hear him say:

"Gravity works!"

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Lonely Magic by Sarah Wynde

You might remember from my review of A Gift of Ghosts that I like the work of Sarah Wynde.

Sarah Wynde creates worlds. The worlds she creates are places I enjoy being in. And all I have to do to get there, is read. This book creates an underwater world that is beautiful, complex and an entertaining place to spend some hours.

Sarah fills her worlds that I want to visit with people I want to meet. Fen is a young girl who moves me. The nice, safe hidey-hole she has created for herself to barely survive in, gets turned upside down and the strength she has always had inside surfaces just when she needs it.

I also met 2 likable brothers, their sister who is a fascinating healer and a relative Fen didn't know she had and still doesn't entirely trust.

I eagerly anticipate the next book to come out so that I can spend more time with Fen in her world.

If you haven't checked out Sarah's work yet, I encourage you to do so. I really enjoyed all the Tassamara (Ghosts) series and recommend reading them in order:
A Gift of Ghosts
A Gift of Thought
A Gift of Time
The Spirits of Christmas (a Tassamara short story)

Or you can start with A Lonely Magic which is the first in what promises to be another enchanting series by Sarah.