Showing posts from February, 2008

Book Reporter Contest

Here is another opportunity to win a book. This time it is Linda Fairstein's latest Killer Heat

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 the 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 …

Dying Breath

I am a subscriber of Wendy Corsi Staub’s newletter and wanted to share. She has a new book set for a May release.

It’s called Dying Breath

A summary about the book.

A SEASIDE RETREAT… It's summer on the Jersey Shore. Children play on the beach. Husbands are off working in the city. And the surf echoes in the night. Here, in this perfect place, a serial killer has no worries in the world—except choosing the next victim…

HAS JUST BECOME…Cam Hastings has come to Long Beach Island with her teenage daughter and the hope that maybe she can save her failed marriage. Cam has never stopped loving her husband Mike nor has she been able to outrun her flaws and demons—a vanished mother, a lost sister, and the ugly visions she has of missing children…

A KILLER'S FAVORITE PLAYGROUND…Now, Cam is about to step over the edge. For once, she will act on one of her visions—and then face the consequences. For a killer has just struck again. And for Cam, and the people she loves most, fear has come home…

One Last Scream

If you are ready to have the scream of your life than you need to read One Last Scream.

New York Times Best Selling Author, Kevin O’Brien has done it again. I read this book and couldn't put it down. Warning: You will have to keep the lights on or you might be the one to scream.

Eleven years ago twelve women vanished without a trace and their whereabouts are still a mystery.

Amelia Faraday suffers from blackouts, so when she has a vision of something terrible happening to her adopted parents and her aunt she can’t help but feel that she may somehow be responsible for their deaths and the deaths of others.

It seems like the deaths of her parents and her aunt was a murder–suicide case but that all changes when Amelia sees herself killing everyone in exactly the same way they were found.

Amelia’s therapist, Karen Carlisle does not believe that Amelia could be capable of murder. As time passes, Amelia’s behavior starts getting more and more bizarre, Karen and Amelia’s uncle decide to inves…

Getting Lucky

Valentine's Day may be over but that does not mean that you can't still Get Lucky.

Check out Joanne Rock's lastest book "Getting Lucky"

He'll do anything to get lucky again!

Sports agent Dexter Brantley used to be the luckiest guy on the planet. But between the house fires, car wreck and half his clients dumping him, "Dex the Hex" is a wreck. Worse, there's a rumor floating about a family curse. If he weren't so paranoid, he could swear someone is out to get him!

It's time to take action.

Ordinarily Dex would never spend the weekend with a paranormal hunter-even the very hot Lara Wyland-but he's desperate. Still, with one sexually charged moment Dex doesn't have to be psychic to know he's about to get lucky. Again and again...

If this isn't enough than check out all of Joanne Rock's books at

Sherryl Woods "Seaview Inn"

For those of you who like more of the softer side of books vs. the nitty gritty suspense thillers (which there is nothing wrong with that). Here is a book for you.

Home is often where you least expect it

Hannah Matthews is undeniably tough—a single mom, a top-tier PR exec, a breast cancer survivor. On the job and in her family she prides herself on being go-to Hannah, who can handle any crisis. But with her eighty-five-year-old grandmother balking at going into a retirement home, her twenty-year-old daughter unexpectedly pregnant and an old flame suddenly underfoot, Hannah is facing a few crises of her own.

And being back home on Seaview Key is most definitely adding to the stress. Luke Stevens has some serious issues, as well. While he was serving in Iraq, his wife dumped him for his best friend, his kids are furious because he left them, and he shared his medical practice with the man who's now sleeping with his wife.

Seaview Key, where he grew up, seems like the perfect place to hi…

Angel Lush

Here is a recipe, I thought I would share with you all. Enjoy

Angel Lush
Recipe Rating: Prep Time: 15 minTotal Time: 1 hr 15 minMakes: 10 servings

1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Reduced Calorie Pudding & Pie Filling
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP LITE or COOL WHIP Sugar Free Whipped Topping
1 pkg. (10 oz.) round angel food cake
10 fresh strawberries
MIX pineapple and dry pudding mix in medium bowl. Gently stir in whipped topping.
CUT cake horizontally into three layers. Place bottom cake layer, cut-side up, on serving plate; top with one-third of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers two times.
REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour. Top with berries just before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.


Variation - Lush Dessert Cups
Omit cake. Prepare pudding mixture as directed. Cover and refrigerate several hours or until chilled. Serve spooned into dessert dishes.

How to Cut Angel Food Cake
Use a se…

Book Reporter Contest

Here is your chance to win a copy of Lisa Jackson's lastest book "Lost Souls". You can see a copy of it in my slideshow.

If you don't win it and still want to buy it than you can just click on the book from my slideshow and purchase it from Good luck all

Here is a quick teaser about the book.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson delivers her most harrowing thriller yet as a young woman’s determined hunt for a serial killer draws her into a twisted psychopath’s terrifying web.

Kristi Bentz wants to write true crime. All she needs is that one case that will take her to the top. She finds it when she enrolls at All Saints College after learning that three troubled girls have disappeared in one term. When the bodies are found, all blood drained from their bodies, rumors abound that vampires are on the loose. Are they? Or is there a new serial killer in New Orleans --- one more cunning than any that Detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya have gone u…

It's Jordan Dane

I am so excited to have Jordan, award winning mystery suspense author joining us today.
She is the nicest person you could ever meet. Plus, she has three books coming out and you can pre order them all right now.
Jordan's gritty suspense plots weave a tapestry of vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. She loves challenging a reader's moral barometer with the borderline ethics of her characters and their flawed personalities—dark, angst-ridden antiheroes pitted against unforgettable villains.

Let me first start off with sharing a quick summary for No One Heard Her Scream
A relentless detective with the San Antonio Police Department is barred from an investigation into the disappearance and murder of her younger sister and forced to take another assignment. Skeletal remains buried in the wall of an old theatre destroyed by arson make an intriguing new case. But when the bones turn out to be of a woman, close in age to her sister, the hunt for a killer gets personal—a vendetta for…

What makes a good book?

I have been wondering this question lately. Does it have to have a lot of romance? What about suspense? Or is just because your favorite author wrote the book?

For myself it can be a combination of any of those things but I would have to say the most important aspect of a good book is how it all flowed together. Was the storyline easy to follow and did I feel like the author got their point across in the book.

I have come across some books like this before where it just seems liked it fell short or something was missing.
I would love to hear for all of you on what you think.
Warning! If you haven't found that good book than you are in for a treat as I have a guest stopping by very soon.
I will give you a little hint on who it is.

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

Hey Everyone! I have some very exciting news to share with you all.

Joshilyn Jackson's lastest book "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" is out. You can pick it up at any bookstore. Her last two books are bestsellers and this one will be too. So don't be left behind, go pick up your copy today

Here is a summary of what the book is about.

Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the very literal family skeleton stays buried or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neat and on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 14-year old neighbor…