Friday, August 27, 2010

Book Review: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Infinite Days (Vampire Queen)Infinite Days (Vampire Queen) by Rebecca Maizel

Many of us wonder what it would be like to be a vampire....but how many vampires strike to be like us? Lenah has been a vampire for hundreds of year, but she yearns to return to her human life. Rhode - a vampire willing to die for Lenah to have her wish - succeeds in returning her to a mortal life in today's world.

But mortal life is not what she expected. She is enrolled in an exclusive high school and must adapt to life in a new era. As she makes new friends and finds a new life, she must be careful not to let her past catch up to her...because it is hunting her, and everything she has grown to love could be destroyed if it catches up.


Book Review: The Clouds Beneath the Sun by Mackenzie Ford

The Clouds Beneath the Sun: A NovelThe Clouds Beneath the Sun: A Novel by Mackenzie Ford

You can find quite an interesting group of people at an archeological dig in Kenya in 1961. This is where Natalie Nelson finds herself as part of a remote dig site in the Serengeti. Things are going great until the team runs into grave robbing and a murder that Natalie becomes a key witness of. But of course, that is not all. Natalie finds herself in a battle between two brothers - a competition that has been around for their entire lives.

I don't think anything I say can really do justice to this book. I feel as I was in Kenya, I felt the heat, I heard the animals, I smelled the Serengeti. There was a lot going on in Kenya in the early 60's and I was able to experience a little bit of all of it by reading this book.

The characters were engaging and dynamic, the setting was beautiful. My only complaint is that the author lingered over the political aspects of what was going on in the country in a way that I didn't understand at first.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Next Up: Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigatory by Janni Nell

So, since I am so horrible about keeping up with the Weekly Finds idea I though it would fit me a bit better to just let you know when I pick up a new book instead.  So here is the first "Next Up" post.  Hopefully many more to follow!

Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator
Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator by Janni Nell

From the electronic description:  Allegra Fairweather here. Paranormal investigator. Got problems with specters? Shapeshifters? I'm the woman to call. Just don't call me a Ghostbuster. The last guy who did that ended up flat on his back with my boot at his throat.

With my 99.5% success rate, solving the mystery of a bleeding rose that has sprung up on the shores of Loch Furness should have been an easy gig. But already I've heard the shriek of the local banshee, discovered two bodies (and then lost two bodies), and had a near-death encounter with a three-hundred-year-old ghost. And perhaps most dangerous of all, the hot pub owner who hired me now wants to show me exactly what's under his kilt.

Luckily, I'm ably assisted by my very own guardian angel. I'm grateful for his help-but he's also drop-dead gorgeous. A bit distracting when I've got a mystery to solve, and the clock is ticking...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Book Review: The Pather's Lair by Esmerelda Bishop

The Panther's LairThe Panther's Lair by Esmerelda Bishop

Sydney Chase has sworn off all relationships after her most recent disaster of a now-ex-boyfriend. She decides that a one night stand will keep her going for a bit and finds herself in the mysterious Raimond Decoudreau's nightclub, The Panther's Lair.

Raimond is dark, mysterious, handsome, all that you would expect a romance hero to be. But he is also hiding a secret. A secret that he is not sure she will accept.

Another quick steamy book. It helped me pass by a long afternoon.