Monday, November 29, 2010

Monica M. Brinkman - The Turn of the Karmic Wheel

26. The Turn of the Karmic Wheel by Monica M. Brinkman (2010)
Length: 214 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 19 November 2010
Finished: 29 November 2010
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Monica for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 October 2010
Why do I have it? I like horror and Monica M. Brinkman is a new author for me.


When the residents of Raleigh, Missouri begin to hear music and voices that aren't there, and to receive frightening messages to do things from no discernable source, it soon becomes apparent that their lives and very souls must - and will - change drastically. This book is very interesting because of the characters' intertwined relationships and the touch of the supernatural. I give it an A!

A! - (90-95%)


May you read well and often

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Patrizia Murray - Justine's Auction

25. Justine's Auction by Patrizia Murray (2010)
Length: 132 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Started: 10 November 2010
Finished: 13 November 2010
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Patrizia for sending me a copy of this book to read
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 October 2010
Why do I have it? I like contemporary romance and Patrizia Murray is a new author for me

Ryan is helping his cancer-stricken sister Leah by being auctioned off as a bachelor in a breast cancer charity auction. Justine is roped in by her best friend Marda in honor of her grandmother's and mother's battle with the disease to be auctioned off in the auction as well. Both Ryan and Justine are shocked at themselves spending ten thousand dollars on dates with each other.

The dates go like a dream for each of them, but suddenly, Ryan gets cold feet and breaks up with Justine two months into their relationship. Now Ryan's sister, Leah, must discover why Ryan is acting so strangely and find out whether this auction "date" really means the world to Justine and Ryan's happiness. I really enjoyed this story and give it a B+!

B+! - (89-94%)

May you read well and often

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kieran Kramer - When Harry Met Molly

24. When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer (2010)
The Impossible Bachelors Series Book 1
Length: 411 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Started: 2 November 2010
Finished: 9 November 2010
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 9 October 2010
Why do I have it? I like historical romance and Kieran Kramer is a new author for me

Lady Mary Fairbanks - Molly to her friends - is in trouble. She had planned to elope to Gretna Green with her father's archeological partner, Cedric. Cedric is somewhat unromantic, lackluster...but she digresses...anyway, Cedric is currently rocketing down the road in a coach and four with a lightskirt...not his "intended" new bride leaving her in the somewhat dubious company of her childhood foe Lord Harry Traemore.

Lord Harry Traemore is somewhat shocked to discover the delectable Fiona on her way to Gretna Green with a stranger. Not that Harry wanted to marry Fiona, of course, but he needed a mistress to enter The Most Delectable Companion Contest that he must win each year to avoid marriage by Royal Decree. Now he's stuck with Molly Fairbanks - the most annoying, stubborn...but he digresses. The point is, he needs a mistress, and he needs one now...but can a false mistress, in other words Molly, help him when he thinks no one can?

I truly enjoyed this book and give it an A+! I look forward to more books in the series.

A+! - (96-100%)


May you read well and often

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kersten Hamilton - Tyger, Tyger

23. Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton (2010)
The Goblin Wars Series Book 1
Length: 325 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 22 October 2010
Finished: 1 November 2010
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kersten for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 28 June 2010
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Kersten Hamilton is a new author for me.


When Teagan Wylltson's best friend Abby begins to have nightmares involving goblins, Abby shares the dreams with Teagan claiming that they are searching for Teagan. Abby's dreams get worse when Finn MacCumhaill comes to live with Teagan's family. Finn is a Traveler - an Irish gypsy - who has come with a secret mission of his own.

When Teagan's mother dies and her father goes missing, mysterious shadows begin to hunt Teagan and her brother, Aiden. Now, Abby, Tegan, Aiden and Finn must evade the goblins and search for their father in Mag Mell - the sidhe underworld. I really enjoyed this story even though it took me a long while to read it. I give the book an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often