Sunday, November 29, 2009

Review My Gal Sunday by: Mary Higgins Clark

Title: My Gal Sunday
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchase

Henry Parker Britland IV is wealthy and worldly - a beloved former president who, still youthful, is enjoying early retirement. His new wife, Sunday, is beautiful, smart and seventeen years younger than he, and has just been elected to Congress in a stunning upset victory that has made her the darling of the media. Henry and Sunday make a formidable team of sleuths - and never more so than when they set out to solve crimes occurring among their friends in political high society. When Henry's former secretary of state is indicted for the murder of his mistress, Henry and Sunday suspect he is taking the fall for a crime of passion he did not commit. But why? With cases ranging from a crime on the presidential yacht to a kidnapping that brings Henry back to the White House as he races against time to unravel the plot, there is never a dull moment for the ex-president and his bride - or the reader.

My Thoughts:

This is another good book that I had started prior to Long Time Gone I really liked it. As Henry was a president so it gives some insight to a president after he leaves the office. The crime committed couldn't make the confused look even guiltier. Did he do? does he not recall it? Or is it all a scam another great book by Mary Higgins Clark
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Vampire Academy Series

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires--the ones who never die.

The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir; she is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.

After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts.

Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's--but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Review Cold Service by: Robert Parker

Title: Cold Service
Author: Robert B. Parker
Publisher: Putnam and Sons
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchase


When Spenser's closest ally, Hawk, is brutally injured and left for dead while protecting bookie Luther Gillespie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his friend in body and soul. Hawk, always proud, has never been dependent on anyone. Now he is forced to make connections: to accept the medical technology that will ensure his physical recovery, and to reinforce the tenuous emotional ties he has to those around him.

Spenser quickly learns that the Ukrainian mob is responsible for the hit, but finding a way into their tightly knit circle is not nearly so simple. Their total control of the town of Marshport, from the bodegas to the police force to the mayor's office, isn't just a sign of rampant corruption-it's a form of arrogance that only serves to ignite Hawk's desire to get even. As the body count rises, Spenser is forced to employ some questionable techniques and even more questionable hired guns while redefining his friendship with Hawk in the name of vengeance.

My Thoughts:
This was a good book if you want to see someone help a friend in need. When Spencer's friend Hawk is wounded Spencer helps his friend through healing from gun shot wounds. And he also helps his friend get the justice he so richly wants. It was a great read. It's not a paranormal by any stretch just a really good mystery for those who read the mystery, suspense genre. Personally I like the Spencer series alot. So I don't mind having this to my collection. And it's worn and beat up as I no longer have the cover on the book!
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About the book:
From beloved storytellers Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark, two favorite suspense novels filled with holiday cheer.
Deck the Halls (first published in 2000) was the mother-daughter duo's first collaborative effort, a brilliant story of high-stakes intrigue and detection played out against a holiday setting. Christmas is only three days away when Regan Reilly, the dynamic young sleuth featured in the novels of Carol Higgins Clark, accidentally meets Alvirah Meehan, Mary Higgins Clark's sharp-witted lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, at a New Jersey dentist's office. When a call comes through on Regan's cell phone notifying her that her father and his driver, Rosita Gonzalez, are being held for $1,000,000 ransom, Alvirah insists that Regan allow her to lend a hand in gaining their release. Complicating the situation is the fact that Regan's mother, the famous mystery writer Nora Regan Reilly, has just been hospitalized with a broken leg, and a brutal winter storm is bearing down on them all. Regan must comfort her mother while trying to meet the harsh demands of her father's kidnappers, who are not just rank amateurs but also laughably inept -- making them all the more dangerous and unpredictable.
In The Christmas Thief (2004), Alvirah and Regan team up again to investigate another kind of kidnapping. When an eighty-foot blue spruce is chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree, the folks who picked the tree have no idea that attached to one of its branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just releasedfrom prison, had hidden there over twelve years ago. When an excited Packy breaks his parole and heads to Stowe, Vermont, to reclaim his loot, he discovers that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning, so he and his bumbling crew have to act fast. Meanwhile Alvirah Meehan and Regan Reilly happen to be on a weekend trip to Stowe with their families when they learn that the tree -- and Alvirah's friend Opal, who won the lottery, but lost all her winnings in Packy's scam -- has gone missing.
With two novels filled with twists and turns, intrigue and danger, as well as a hearty dose of good cheer, Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark offer stories that are as breathlessly suspenseful as they are heartwarming Christmas classics for many holiday seasons to come.

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Witch & Wizard

James Patterson has a book coming out in December called Witch & Wizard. This what amazon lists as the product description. The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world? Me personally I think it will be interesting to see how this book fares out as J.P is generally known for his mystery, suspence type thrillers. So I will definitly be looking to check this book out.

If anyone wants to read a preview of it. Mind you it's not the whole book just a preview you can check out this link. I challenge anyone to read this and submit a review to me at I will put the submits up and give credit to the author so take the time and see if this is something you are interested in.

The Scarpetta Factor

Mark Sanderson - The Evening Standard

CHRISTMAS is coming but the festive spirit is sorely missing in freezing, credit-crunch New York. Everyone feels bad: Kay Scarpetta, Benton Wesley, Pete Marino and Lucy Farinelli are haunted by their gruesome pasts. If these names mean nothing to you it is unlikely that you will get the most out of the 17th novel to feature the scalpel-wielding Scarpetta. However, even if the characters’ histories are complete mysteries, The Scarpetta Factor will still prove to be a satisfying thriller.

The Title refers to a TV show which CNN hopes the forensic pathologist will host. Until now Scarpetta has, against her better judgment, only been a contributor to another crime show fronted by an unscrupulous bitch. The loss of her BlackBerry – a present from her niece, Lucy the lesbian loose cannon – at the TV station causes panic among her inner circle. Meanwhile, there is the murder of a young female runner and the disappearance of Hannah Starr a crooked financier, to investigate. Then someone delivers a bomb to Scarpetta’s apartment. The suspects include a wicked witch, a sleazy Hollywood heart-throb and an arch-enemy of Benton, Scarpetta’s husband, whose sudden return from the dead a few years ago is still causing problems.

Cornwell conjures up a grave new world in which “nothing makes sense and everything does”. She digs deeper into her characters’ psyches than ever before: the result is richer and more mature. The techno-speak and state-of-the-art gizmos, the twists and thrills, are present and correct but the prose is mostly a higher quality than usual. To describe, for example, a charred window frame as “alligatored” is brilliant. Cornwell has never written better.

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The Morganville Vampires

Morganville is a small college town in the heart of Texas-not a place that exactly screams "hotbed of creatures of the night". But college freshman Claire Danvers is about to discover why, in Morganville, you should never, ever stay out after dark...

Glass Houses
College freshman Claire Danvers moves off campus and into an old house in the small town of Morganville. Her new roommates have her back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood...

The Dead Girls' Dance
Claire may have a great roommate and a new boyfriend, but when she's invited to the Dead Girls' Dance all hell breaks loose-literally. Because this time, the living and the dead are ready to tear up the night...

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Peyton Place

I know what your thinking you haven't read that book yet. And you would be right I haven't read it. I lived in the area referenced in the book but haven't read the book so now I will be reading the book to share it with everyone. So get ready to be rocked and shocked even in this current time frame we live in.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009