Dec 29, 2013

Blood Rights

Blood Rights (House of Comarré, #1)Blood Rights by Kristen Painter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love the characters in this series, which is set in the future.

Chrysabelle is determined to escape from her life as a comarre, but when her patron is found dead Chrysabelle is the chief suspect and Tatiana's determination to get the "ring of sorrows" and become the most powerful vampire has Chrysabelle running to Mal for protection.

Mal is a noble outcast with great powers since he killed his sire, but the voices of the people he killed are driving him crazy. Fiona a young student he killed when she stumbled upon him chained in a dungeon haunts him as a ghost who can sometimes take corporeal form. When Mal is suffering from hunger she chooses to take corporeal form and provide him with blood. This leads to her needing a transfusion and when they use Chrysablle's blood she returns to life. Before this Mal had brought her a hurt tomcat in hopes of cheering her up. The tomcat turned out to be a cursed shape shifter, Doc falls in love with Fi and the three are a close knit group.

Tatiana kidnaps Chrysabelle's "aunt" Marissa, in order to trap Chrysabelle. After gaining the help of Dominic (Marissa's lover and another outcast vampire) they storm Tatiana's fortress. Mal is temporarily taken off guard when he recognizes Tatiana as his wife (Shayna) who he believed to be dead. Marissa and Fi are killed, the covenant that protects humans from vampires is broken and Tatiana flees after her lover Mikkel is killed. Once back in Florida Mal and Chrysabelle go their separate ways but she still sends him blood and she is determined to help him break the curse Mikkel and Tatiana placed on him.

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Dec 28, 2013

Absolute Fear

Absolute Fear (New Orleans, #4)Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Poor Bentz he discovers more about his brother's, "Father James",  unsavory past. It turns out the mysteries babies Faith gave birth to in the asylum were fathered by Father James.Now Adam is targeting his sister and all those he feels wronged him in the "past". Unfortunately Bentz's "daughter" Kristie gets in the way when she visits the asylum to get material for her book. Now in a race against time Cole, Montoya and Bentz will attempt to stop Adam before he takes his sisters to the grave with him.

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Dec 21, 2013

Gone Tomorrow

Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13)Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Reacher sees a woman on the subway dressed in black and showing all the signs of being a suicide bomber he confronts her. She blows her brains out and Reacher feels compelled to find out why.

But the FBI, DOD and some shady (terrorist) characters are equally determined to stop his investigation. Once Reacher puts the pieces together he is determined to avenge Susan and her son. The only question is can he survive the attempt.

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Dec 16, 2013

Neverwinter (Book II)

Neverwinter (Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #21)Neverwinter by R.A. Salvatore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am still finding the books a bit melancholy as so many of Drizzt's friends are dead. Drizzt and Dahlia team up with Artemis (Barrabus) to kill Sylora Salm. Artemis who is controlled by Claw (possessed by Herzgo Alegni) hopes that Drizzt and Dahlia will kill Alegni for him. He is vastly relived by Dahlia's reaction to Alegni's name. Realizing his presence would allow Alegni to "know" what the pair are up to Artemis leaves his new allies. Alegni's new sidekick Effron was spying on Artemis and has revealed the fact that he was working with Drizzt and Dahlia. I believe that Effron is the baby Dahlia conceived when she was raped by Alegni and that she believes she threw to his death.

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Dec 13, 2013

Chaos in Death

Chaos in Death (In Death, #33.5)Chaos in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The killer just wants to prove he is the better scientist and man, but the girl isn't impressed when he tells her how he is testing the serum on himself, so she has to die. Then when he is planting evidence in his co-workers locker Dr. Nosy breaks in, and provides a feast for Dr. Chaos. But can Eve wrap her head around a real life Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde scenario, in time to prevent him killing again.

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Dec 11, 2013

Missing in Death

Missing in Death (In Death, #29.5)Missing in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Carolee goes into the bathroom on the ferry and disappears because a large amount of blood is found in the bathroom Eve is called in, but just as she learns that the blood isn't Carolee's she reappears with no memory of what happened after she walked into the bathroom. Discovering the identity of the victim Eve uncovers the fact she was a hired assassin. So when the killer drops in for a visit Eve listens to him and decides to let him walk away.

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Ritual in Death

Ritual in Death (In Death, #27.5)Ritual in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eve is doing her wifely duty by attending a society party with Roarke in one of his posh hotels when a naked man covered in blood and wielding a knife walks into the room. His date is found dead in room 606 where a satanic ritual took place and he has no memory of what happened. Eve will discover how the young doctor and two of Roarke's employees were used to commit murder and brig the murders to justice.

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Dec 9, 2013

Eternity in Death

Eternity in Death (In Death, #24.5)Eternity in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tiara Kent is obsessed with staying young at the ripe old age of 23. When the Dark Prince offers her a chance at immortality she is more then eager to accept his offer. Now Eve has to pit her wits against a vampire and bring justice at the end of a stake (thanks Baxter).

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Dec 8, 2013

Haunted in Death

Haunted in Death (In Death, #22.5)Haunted in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Poor Eve has to contend with a ghost who wants revenge for being killed and walled up in #12, which is supposedly haunted. When the grandson of Bobbie Bray's former lover is found dead in #12 along with the bones of an ancient corpse Even has to unravel the cold case along with her current homicide. Is the killer really possessed by Bobbie Bray or merely a demented great-grandchild of the legendary singer.

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Dec 7, 2013

Midnight in Death

Midnight in Death (In Death, #7.5)Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kinda disconcerting as I read it out of order and some of the established "relationships" haven't happened yet.

It's Eve and Roarke's first Christmas, but a killer Eve put away has escaped and Eve is on his list. When he kidnaps Mira, Eve has no choice but to walk into his trap, but Roarke won't be far behind to take down the guy who threatens his love if she doesn't take him down first.

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Dec 6, 2013

Interlude in Death

Interlude in Death (In Death, #12.5)Interlude in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eve is scheduled to give a seminar at Roarke's posh off planet resort when she is confronted with an obsessed cop determined to destroy Roarke. A little digging into the cop's past shows that he has never crossed paths with Roarke himself but was double crossed by Roarke's Father. When the cop's associates are murdered in an attempt to frame Roarke Eve has to wonder how far the cop's son will go to please the Father who refused to claim him.

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Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher, #12)Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Reacher winds up in Despair the whole town steps in to drive him away. Which of course makes Reacher curious. With the help of Officer Vaughan from Hope he is able to uncover the Religious Wackos from Despair's diabolic plot to end the world with a dirty bomb. And in true Reacher fashion the religious leader's end fits his crime.

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Dec 4, 2013

What Happens When You Stand Up to Bullies

What happens when you stand up to bullies? apparently they go bat shit crazy and develop a persecution complex.

Having laws protecting people from discrimination isn't persecuting you. Allowing homosexuals to marry in no way persecutes the minority of Christians who disagree with it. Thankfully the majority of Americans are sick of the hatred and vitriol spewed by Gina Miller, Westboro Baptist Church and others of their ilk. No longer will they be given free reign to impose their religious dogma on others.

One can only wonder what the Feedom of Speech Nazies at the American Clarion found to object to in this comment.

First our nation was not founded on a Christian World View what tripe. Most of the Founding Fathers were products of the ENLIGHTENMENT and that is what governed the founding of America.
Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

Now that we have that pesky myth you and Gina like to spread out of the way.

Successful Business Owners don't practice discrimination and realize their customers private lives are none of their business.

We have laws that everyone must follow. That isn't discrimination as the laws apply equally to everyone.
Hopefully it will make it's way out of moderation soon.

Dec 1, 2013


Shiver (New Orleans #3)Shiver by Lisa Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From the moment they meet Abby steals Montoya's heart. But can he unravel her mysterious past in time to save their lives. The killer is determined to avenge Abby's Mother, Faith and is carrying out a sick mission of killing a man (representing a vice) and a woman (representing a virtue) together. To bad for Abby that he has cast her as Humility and Montoya as Pride.

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