Month: November 2010

Book Review: Linda Lael Miller’s Beach Blanket Bad Boys

Book Review: Linda Lael Miller’s Beach Blanket Bad Boys

by Kathy Davie Beach Blanket Bad Boys by Linda Lael Miller My rating: 3 of 5 stars All I can say after reading this collection of romantic short stories is…I need to get to a Mexican beach! Linda Lael Miller‘s Batteries Not Required was too funny. And a very sweet, cute romance involving a cowboy, a paralegal, and B.O.B. I MUST read more of her work. Alison Kent‘s Sara Smiles started off as though the story had already ended. I kept wondering what was her reason for even writing the story when she hit me with it. Very nice. Very original. And, very sweet with a point. I want one of him… Lucy Monroe‘s Seducing Tabby is a definite payback for all readers who are curvaceous and shy. Sweet, fun, and a triumph for anyone who’s ever felt overlooked. Jill Shalvis‘ Captivated is a fitting title for the start of this story! Conflict, pride, and love frustrate an insurance investigator and her about-to-be-ex cop husband. I think I may have to explore more of Shalvis’ work as well. Susanna Carr‘s Sister Switch had an interesting gimmick with the twin angle. I also enjoyed Tracy and Nick’s devious and ruthless appreciation […]

Posted November 30, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Book Review: Scott Westerfeld’s Behemoth

Book Review: Scott Westerfeld’s Behemoth

by Kathy Davie Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld Series: Leviathan, 2 My rating: 4 of 5 stars Second in the Leviathan steampunk series for Young Adults. Excellent! I do like how Westerfeld blends our version of history with his version. A very successful series of escapes, revolution, disguises, sabotage, and secrets culminating in a wee bit of disaster for Alek. Leviathan has made it to Constantinople, I mean, Istanbul, and we are treated to a blend of mekaniks and beasties in the Ottoman Empire along with a lot of cloak-and-dagger. Can’t wait to read Goliath, 3. View all my reviews

Posted November 30, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Book Review: Rob Thurman’s The Grimrose Path

Book Review: Rob Thurman’s The Grimrose Path

by Kathy Davie The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman Series: Trickster, 2 My rating: 5 of 5 stars Second in the Trickster urban fantasy series. It’s a conundrum. On the one hand, I love discovering an author new to me with a long-established series. On the other hand, once I’ve been through those books, I have to wait for the author to publish the next in the series. This is my problem with Thurman. I’m all caught up and now I have to wait…!!! In Grimrose Path, Thurman has taken us further into the lives of Trixta, Leo, Zeke, Griff, and Eli with a dip into the Viking gods pantheon plus a touch of Greek mythology. With a mix of angels (shades of Thorn St. Croix and the Guild Hunter!) and demons, our naughty trickster can’t resist mixing it up with Cronus using the tools from three different cultures to create an irresistible weapon while pissing off the Lord of Hell. And Zeke, I can’t help but love Zeke for his novel approach to problems, e.g., “‘He’s curled up and I can’t see his d@#k anymore, but I heard a crunch. A nice, loud crunch. Is that enough of a […]

Posted November 30, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Book Review: John Ringo’s Sister Time

Book Review: John Ringo’s Sister Time

by Kathy Davie Sister Time by John Ringo Series: Posleen War: Cally’s War, 2 My rating: 5 of 5 stars Second in the sub series, Cally’s War, which is part of the overall Posleen War military science fiction series. This is so typical of Ringo! Great story with an extremely fitting title. He ties up so many loose ends, fulfills a couple of my fantasies, and then, at the last minute, introduces intriguing little snippets that have me salivating for the next in the series! Great military fiction with lots of espionage activity. The truly fascinating aspect to it all is how Ringo has created an Earth where we’re barely surviving our victory with the twistiness of the Darhel increasingly revealed and yet all those lovely hints on how the humans are overwhelming the tidy running of the universe. In this particular story, it’s seven years after Cally has met up with Stewart and and we discover the results of the fallout from Titan as well as how the Sundays and O’Neals become one Clan. With Cally getting some one-on-one time with her Indowy sister. View all my reviews

Posted November 27, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments