Saturday, May 31, 2008

79. Collateral Damage by Fern Michaels

About the book

Through all their adventures, the bond of the Sisterhood has remained steadfast and unshakeable. But for the first time, the Sisterhood verges on falling apart when the ladies have to choose between two difficult assignments. The first job guarantees a huge paycheck; the second offers a presidential pardon-and a chance to finally emerge from hiding. For the sake of their union, the gals put aside their differences and focus on a new mission. A mysterious Washington, D.C. political operative needs them to track down a computer hacker who has stolen a highly classified list of fundraisers' names. With a presidential election looming, the girls soon realize the job is a lot more dangerous than they had anticipated. Will their client come through with his promise

I enjoyed this book. Another good installement of live on the run and how many ways can you get revenge. A little over the top at times...But very enjoyable

Thursday, May 29, 2008

78. The Front by Patricia Cornwell

About the book
D.A. Lamont has a special job for Garano. As part of a new public relations campaign about the dangers of declining neighborhoods, she's sending him to Watertown to “come up with a drama,” and she thinks she knows just the case that will serve. Garano is very skeptical, because he knows that Watertown is also the home base for a loose association of municipal police departments called the FRONT, set up in order that they don't have to be so dependent on the state—much to Lamont's anger. He senses a much deeper agenda here—but he has no idea just how deep it goes. In the days that follow, he'll find that Lamont's task, and the places it leads him, will resemble a house of mirrors—everywhere he turns, he's not quite sure if what he's seeing is true.

It is a very short book, 180 pages, so I did not waste to much time on it. Not the best book she has ever written.

77. The Angel by Carla Neggers

About the book

While exploring a long-abandoned ruin in Ireland, Keira Sullivan discovers what she believes is the ancient stone angel from a shadowy myth. Rescued by Simon Cahill after the ruins collapse, Keira returns to Boston with Simon. There they realize that the long-forgotten myth has awakened a murderer.

I loved this book. Just the right amount of fairies and devils and good and evil.

Monday, May 26, 2008

76. Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline

About the book

Mary DiNunzio is a trademark Lisa Scottoline heroine--she's strong, she's smart, and she's got plenty of attitude. In recent years, she's become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates, but the last person she expects to walk into her office one morning--in mile-high stilettos--is super sexy Trish Gambone, her high school rival. Back then, while Mary was becoming the straight-A president of the Latin Club and Most Likely to Achieve Sainthood, Trish was the head Mean Girl, who flunked religion and excelled at smoking in the bathroom.
As it turns out, however, Trish's life has taken a horrifying turn. She's terrified of her live-in boyfriend, who's an abusive, gun-toting drug dealer for the South Philly mob. There's only one problem--Mary remembers the guy from high school too. Unbeknownst to Trish, Mary had a major crush on him.
Then Trish vanishes, a dead body turns up in an alley, and Mary is plunged into a nightmare, one that threatens her job, her family, and even her life. She goes on a one-woman crusade to unmask the killer, and on the way, finds new love in a very unexpected place.

As much as I love this series. I was not real crazy about this book. But I will read the next one when it comes out.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

75. Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin

About the book

When private detective Dana Cutler is hired by an attorney with powerful political connections, the assignment seems simple enough: follow a pretty college student named Charlotte Walsh and report on where she goes and whom she sees. But then the unexpected happens. One night, Cutler follows Walsh to a secret meeting with Christopher Farrington, the president of the United States. The following morning, Walsh's dead body shows up and Cutler has to run for her life.
In Oregon, Brad Miller, a junior associate in a huge law firm is working on the appeal of a convicted serial killer. Clarence Little, now on death row, claims he was framed for the murder of a teenager who, at the time of her death, worked for the then governor, Christopher Farrington. Suddenly, a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer find themselves in possession of evidence that suggests that "some"one in the White House is a murderer. Their only problem? Staying alive long enough to prove it.

Loved it. He keeps you guessing and staying up way later than you should.

74. Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein

About the book
It’s August in New York, and the only thing that’s hotter than the pavement is Manhattan D.A. Alex Cooper’s professional and personal life. Just as she’s claiming an especially gratifying victory in a rape case, she gets the call: the body of a young woman has been found in an abandoned building. The brutality of the murder is disturbing enough, but when a second body, beaten and disposed of in exactly same manner, is found off the Belt Parkway, the city’s top brass want the killer found fast, before the tabloids can start churning out ghoulish serial killer headlines.
Between dodging the bullets of the gang members who are infuriated by Alex’s most recent courtroom victory and keeping a rendezvous with a charming restaurateur, a serial killer on the loose is the last thing she needs on her plate right now. Then a third victim is found, and it becomes clear to Alex and her team that time is not on their side.

Loved it. A nice installment in the series.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

73. Slightly Psychic by Sandra Steffen

About the book

Lila Delaney never claimed to be entirely psychic...just slightly psychic. But any ability she might have had disappeared the minute Lila's visions led her and the police to a missing heiress--healthy, happy and tied to the bed of Lila's fiancé. Broadcast live on national television, the incident was enough to make Lila hightail it out of town.
Lila's journey brought her and her best friend Pepper to a small Virginia town. All too soon the woman who just wanted to be left alone was indulging in mint juleps and moonlit celebrations, becoming attracted to a too-secretive man and getting involved in an unsolved murder. If only her psychic abilities would return, Lila might just figure out what she was getting into next...

This is the first book I have read by this author. It was strange at times, but also a quick fun read.

Monday, May 19, 2008

72. Death Drop by ALina Adams

About the book

At a Nationals practice session, an abandoned baby and a murdered ice-dancing champion throw the skating world-and television researcher Bex Levy-for a triple loop.

I am really starting to enoy these books. I have read all the ones that I have..I guess I will have to buy the newest one.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pittsburgh Penguins

What a game. Can't wait to see who we play next.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Southern Reading Challenge.

I was reading some blogs and found out about this challenge. I can't resist it. I have to decide on the books for this one. I think I have an idea for 2 of them.

Bookfool this is all your fault. LOL

Friday, May 16, 2008

71. Axel of Evil by Alina Adams

About the book

When a Russian figure skating coach collapses during a practice and is pronounced dead, reporter Bex Levy has a hunch it's cold-blooded murder--on ice.

A nice lite fun read about the skating world. I love how Bex manages to figure everything out in the last few pages.

70. In Plain Sight by Tara Taylor Quinn

About the book

On the outside, Arizona chief prosecutor Janet McNeil is the epitome of a driven, daring attorney who lives life by her own rules. But inside, her world is in chaos. Terrifying nightmares keep her in a constant state of anxiety. Yet saving face is imperative now that she's prosecuting a member of a white supremacy organization, a killer who wouldn't think twice about using his twisted followers to silence Janet for good.
Neighbor Simon Green is the only person who isn't begging her to quit the case. Simon, an ex-police officer with dark secrets of his own, understands how vital it is to obliterate violence and hate. But when one word from the most unlikely source threatens to change their lives forever, Janet must decide what risks she's willing to take.

I enjoyed this one. It is romantic suspense but there was more suspense than romance. Another book that sat here way to long waiting to be read.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

69.Clubbed To Death By Elaine Viets

About the book

Helen Hawthorne, now a "customer care" clerk at the snobbish Superior Club in Golden Palms, Fla., is dismayed to run into her money-hungry ex, Rob, in the club parking lot. When Rob, who's now married to a wealthy club member known as the Black Widow because her last five husbands have died mysteriously, tells Helen he fears for his life, the unsympathetic Helen hits him. Fellow club employees witness their fight, and one of them, Brenda, almost succeeds in getting Helen fired. Later, the authorities view Helen as a prime suspect after Rob disappears, a possible murder victim. When someone beats Brenda and a philandering plastic surgeon to death with Brenda's seven iron, Helen has a lot more to worry about. The romantic ending will leave fans eager for the next installment in this superior cozy series.

I love this series. A great installment. Kris you need to read this one.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

68. French Pressed by Cleo Coyle

About the book

Clare Cosi's daughter Joy is interning--and falling--for a top New York chef when his kitchen turns cutthroat, and Joy becomes a murder suspect. Clare knows she must catch the real killer--even if it lands her in the hottest water of her life. Includes recipes and coffee-making tips.

I love this series even though I do not like coffee. This book was really good. I can't wait for the next one.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

67. Deep Dish by Mary Kay ANdrews

About the book

Chef extraordinaire Gina Foxton doesn't expect anything to be handed to her on a platter. After years of hard work, the former runner-up Miss Teen Vidalia Onion is now the host of her own local Georgia public television show called "Fresh Start," and she's dating the show's producer.
But when her show gets canceled--and she catches her boyfriend in flagrante delicto with the boss's wife--Gina realizes that she's meant for bigger and better things. Namely, a gig on national television.
The Cooking Channel is looking for its next big star, and Gina is certain that she fits the bill. Trouble is, the execs also have their eyes on Mr. "Kill It and Grill It" Tate Moody, the star of a hunting, fishing, and cooking show named "Vittles," Tate is the ultimate man's man, with a dog named Moonpie and a penchant for flannel shirts. He's also a tasty side of beef with a swooning female fan base. All Gina has on her side are a free-spirited, college-dropout sister and a mother who calls "every single day,"
Little does Gina know, though, that she and Tate are soon to embark on the cook-off of their lives, spiced up by a little ingredient called love.

A quick painless read. I think she has written better books.

Monday, May 5, 2008

66. Don't Scream by Wendy Corsi Staub

About the book

In a remote, heavily wooded area near the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Rachel Lorant died on her birthday. But she didn't die alone. That night, her four sorority sisters make a solemn, trembling pledge. They will never reveal what has just happened in those woods-ever. Instead, they will take their terrible secret to their graves.
Now, ten years later, their secret is coming back to haunt them as each receives a card in the mail from Rachel: "Happy Birthday to Me. xoxo R." It's clear that someone knows what happened that night. Someone is stalking them and sending mysterious, chilling gifts that only they can understand-deadly warnings of what is to come. For the sins of the past have come back with a vengeance, and a killer will see that they all pay in blood.
Brynn Costello has never felt such pure fear. She didn't want any part in what happened so long ago, but now, the mother of two will do anything to stay alive and protect her family-even if it means matching wits with a killer she can't see.a twisted psychopath who is closer than she thinks and who is saving her death for last.

Why did I leave this book sitting on the shelf for a year. I loved this book. Kept me guessing until the bad person was revealed. Can't wait to read her new one.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pittsburgh Penguin's

I never write about anything but books on my blog. Not sure why. Probably because I am not very good at expressing myself in writing...However, it is time to give it a try.

I missed the first period, but I was home to see all the important things. What a game. They know how to keep you on the edge of your seat. What an awesome game. I am thrilled that the Penguins won in overtime.

Next up the Flyers.. This should be a very intesting matchup. Wonder if anyone out side of PA will tune in


Saturday, May 3, 2008

65. Getting Old Is The Best Revenge by Rita Lakin

About the book
That’s the motto of the Gladdy Gold Detective Agency. Don’t laugh: having solved a case of serial murder, Gladdy and her eccentric neighbors are building their reputation between canasta games and pool exercises–hunting down everything from lost pocketbooks to missing octogenarians. And when a jealous woman sets them after her wayward husband, and a flasher strikes their retirement complex, two seemingly unrelated cases collide with a third: a series of dastardly murders targeting Florida’s wealthiest wives.
But when the girls win tickets for a luxury bingo cruise, they hit the jackpot. Because this ship is carrying not only Florida’s fiercest bingo competitors but also a killer–and it’s up to Gladdy and her friends to stop him before one of them becomes his next victim….

A bit slow in parts and very corny at times. But something keeps drawing me back.

Friday, May 2, 2008

64. Last Seen Alive by Carlene Thompson

About the book

Chyna Greer was sixteen when her best friend, Zoey, disappeared. Though very different in looks and temperament, the two girls shared a bond that was stronger than blood. But even Chyna’s urgent warnings couldn’t prevent a love-struck Zoey from sneaking out to the lake to meet her secret crush—and being swallowed up into the warm summer night forever….
Now Chyna has come back to her West Virginia hometown of Black Willow to lay her mother to rest. But memories of Zoey are everywhere…and then, out of nowhere, Chyna hears a voice—Zoey’s voice—begging for her help. As Chyna delves into Black Willow’s past, she learns that two other teenagers also went missing. Soon Chyna’s search for answers becomes a desperate race to uncover a chilling secret that strikes at the heart of everything she holds dear—and reveal the remorseless evil that has been hiding in plain sight….

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing for awhile.