On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where I list all the books I desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here.
Courting Darkness by Yasmine Galenorn: Book Cover Courting Darkness by Yasmine Galenorn
November 1, 2011
Synopsis:
Camille D’Artigo is Priestess of the Moon Mother and wife of a dragon. But her dragon father-in-law doesn’t want her in the family. Captured and swept off to the Dragon Reaches, Camille must find a way to escape before her husband’s father breaks her spirit…
Fever by Lauren DeStefano: Book CoverFever by Lauren DeStefano
February 21, 2012
Synopsis:
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they’re still in danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the one they left behind. Determined to get to Manhattan and to find Rhine’s twin brother Rowan, the two press forward, amidst threats of being captured again . . . or worse.

The road they are on is long and perilous—and in a world where young women only live to age 20 and men die at age 25, time is precious. In this sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price—now that she has more to lose than ever.

 

 

 

The Hollows Insider: New Fiction, Facts, Maps, Murders, and More in the World of Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison: Book Cover The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison

October 25, 2011

Synopsis:

“The world of the Hollows is fast-moving, funny, harrowing and scary, and—the greatest compliment to a fantasy—absolutely real.”
—Diana Gabaldon

Welcome to the Hollows—Kim Harrison’s remarkable shadow world of vampires, pixies, demons…and one unstoppable bounty hunter witch named Rachel Morgan. The Hollows Insider is your guide through the dark mysteries of this grimly twisted Cincinnati—featuring maps and illustrations, spells and character profiles, and much more, including an all-new Rachel Morgan short story. Fans of New York Times bestseller Harrison will not want to miss The Hollows Insider, a visitor’s handbook to this creepy capital of the urban fantasy universe—on the same alternate globe, perhaps, as Charlaine Harris’s vampire-ridden Louisiana, Jim Butcher’s sinister Chicago, and Patricia Brigg’s shape-shifting Pacific Northwest.

 

February 21, 2012
Synopsis:
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating The Icove Agenda, a film based on one of her famous cases. It’s a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing the actress who plays Peabody—drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director’s luxury building. Talented but rude, and widely disliked, K. T. Harris had made an embarrassing scene during dinner. Now she’s at the center of a crime scene—and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster, to step into the role she was born to play: cop.
Now you know what is on my wishlist, what is on yours?  

Review: New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb

New York to Dallas (In Death Series #33) by J. D. Robb: Book Cover New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb 

  • Pub. Date: September 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: Hardcover , 416pp
  • Sales Rank: 89

Synopsis:

The new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author, which takes readers deeper into the mind of Eve Dallas than ever before.

The number-one New York Times-bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas, one that will take her all the way to the city that gave her her name-and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood.

When a monster named Isaac McQueen-taken down by Eve back in her uniform days-escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago.

Lisa’s Thoughts:

I have enjoyed the In Death Series by J.D. Robb from the very first book.  I get sucked into the crimes and the lives of Roarke and Eve and all of the others and don’t want to leave their unique future with all of its fun gadgets and sometimes luxuries.   New York to Dallas meet and exceeded all of my expectations.

First, a bit about the story itself.  This story brings Eve back to her first big case with the NYPD.  Isaac McQueen has been in jail for years but kills an officer and escapes.  He immediately breaks into his old apartment and get word to Eve that he is out and he is after revenge for being put in jail.  Not only this but he is going to get Eve back to Dallas, the town that gave her the name Dallas and made her what she is today, but this means that Eve will be forced to face her worst nightmares.  McQueen takes captive the only of his victims who faced him in jail and it is up to Eve and this girl’s sister who was a previous victim as well to save her life.  Eve is faced with things in this book that I never saw coming.  I am not going to share what but you must read this book to find out what startling discovery she makes in the middle of trying to save this young woman.  It makes the nightmare even harder for Eve to face. As always, J.D. Robb provides a solid story, well thought out plot and an excellent ending.

The relationships are always interesting from book to book in this series.  As always there is a love/hate relationship with Summerset, which always makes me chuckle.  The same is true for Eve and Roarke, I really enjoy watching their relationship grow and change.  It is a pleasure to see them as a couple.  The most strikingly different relationship for me in New York to Dallas is that of Peabody and Dallas.  It seems that Dallas has realized that Peabody is growing up in her career and that it might be time to let her go out on her own.  The interactions between them have changes and I found it very interesting and  I have to wonder where it is going next.

This is one series that I never get tired of there is always something new and interesting.  I am always look forward to the next book and this is no exception.  I have a feeling that more change is in the air, but I just don’t know what it might be.  Maybe it has to do with the fact that this is the first book in this series that does not include “In Death” in the title.  I don’t know what it might be but something leads me in this direction.  I guess I will just have to wait and see but waiting is really hard.

My Rating:

5 Penguins!  A great story and lived up to my every expectation!

The Other Boos In This Series:

The In Death Series

Naked in Death
Glory in Death
Immortal in Death
Rapture in Death
Ceremony in Death
Vengeance in Death
Holiday in Death
Conspiracy in Death
Loyalty in Death
Witness in Death
Judgment in Death
Betrayal in Death
Seduction in Death
Reunion in Death
Purity in Death
Portrait in Death
Imitation in Death
Divided in Death
Visions in Death
Survivor in Death
Origin in Death
Memory in Death
Born in Death
Innocent in Death
Creation in Death
Strangers in Death
Salvation in Death
Promises in Death
Kindred in Death
Fantasy in Death
Indulgence in Death
Treachery in Death – My Review 

In Death Novella

Remember When
Big Jack

 

 

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

We have two teasers for Week’s Teaser Tuesday:

New York to Dallas (In Death Series #33) by J. D. Robb: Book Cover

Synopsis:

In the locker room Eve tied on the hard black uniform shoes. She hated them — always had — but regulation was regulation. She pushed off the bench, then reached for her uniform cap. Turning to the mirror, she fixed it squarely on her head.

She could see herself as she’d been a dozen years before, green as spring, with a shine on her shield and on those damned hard black shoes.

A cop, then and now, without any question, any hesitation, over what she was meant to be. Had to be. She’d thought she’d known, but she hadn’t known, really hadn’t begun to know what she would see and do, what she would learn and come to accept. What she would live through and live with.

A lot of corners turned, she thought, and one sharp, jagged corner had been turned the moment she’d stepped into apartment 303 on 258 Murray one sweltering day in late September, barely six weeks after she’d graduated from the Academy.

She remembered the fear, the coppery smear of it in her throat, and she remembered the horror like a red haze.

Lisa’s Teaser Page 195:

“She’s not peeling off the cash in the best stores,” Bree commented,”but if you ask me she’s not paying for class.  Her taste leans towards tacky.”

“Shoes,” Eve muttered.  “Had to be.  Women always go for the shoes, especially if trying to walk in them makes you feet cry like a baby.”

Dragonlance: Dark Heart (Meetings Sextet #3) by Tina Daniell: Book CoverSynopsis:

Obsession

At long last, the story of the beautiful dark-hearted Kitiara Uth Matar. This compelling novel tells the story of the birth of her twin brothers, the warrior Caramon and the frail mage Raistlin, and Kit’s admirable role in their upbringing.

But her youthful mercenary deeds and increasing fascination with evil throw her into the company of a roguish stranger and band of adventurers whose fates are intermingled with her own. Haunted by the memory of her Solamnic father, she hunts him ceaselessly.

Tina Daniell’s first novel brings to life this remarkable warrior-woman, whose credo of “the sword is truth” becomes her triumph and downfall.

David’s Teaser Page 119

Kitiara had a dreamless night.  When her eyes fluttered open,she stretched and yawned.  Then, with a start, Kit realized the sun was bright in her eyes and she jumped up, clutching the blanket to herself, embarrassed.

Those are our Teaser Tuesday selections.  What about you?  Please share in the comments