Saturday, May 22, 2010

Night Call and The Crown of Valencia

Night Call by Radclyff
8 out of 10
Medivac helicopter pilot Jett McNally's heart belongs to an Army officer she left behind in Afghanistan, and good-time anesthesiologist Tristan Holmes is no substitute, except possibly in bed. 
When Jett comes home from the war and destruction in the Middle East, everyone she knows thinks she should be happy. How can she explain she left a big part of her life behind, including her heart? Flying and the adrenaline-rush of a crisis are the only things that make her happy, and she volunteers to fly night call where all the action is. So maybe once in a while she takes a few chances. Hey, that's life, right? 

The Crown Of Valencia by Catherine Friend
10 out of 10 (except the ending was too brief)
Ex-lovers can really mess up your life. Kate Vincent's ex, Anna, certainly does. Not only does Anna interfere in Kate's love life, but she totally screws up the world by traveling back in time to 11th century Spain and changing one crucial event. As any sane person knows, you cannot alter an event in history without altering everything that follows--but Anna has an agenda, and a score to settle.
When Kate follows Anna back to the 11th century to clean up Anna's mess before she and those she loves cease to exist, she finds herself fighting not only Anna and her hired thugs, but also another woman--the woman Kate has never stopped loving. 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Shelter From the Storm

Shelter from the Storm by Peggy Herring
6 out of 10
Nora Fleming made a pact with her brother, Greg, agreeing to never place their parents in a nursing home as long as the siblings could still take care of them. Nora’s mother, Opal, has reached the point where she can no longer take care of herself and Nora agrees to leave her job as an ER nurse to stay with her mother. Her plan to just help keep up with the everyday needs of the farm is lost when she discovers the Fleming Farm as well as the family’s sprawling farm house is in bad need of repair.
Nora hires Darcy, her long lost love from high school, to help her repair a few windmills. Darcy was sent to live with an aunt and uncle in North Texas when their daring relationship had been discovered in their senior year. As Nora reconnects with her mother, her brother Greg and her niece, Holly, she begins to realize how much she loves living at the farm.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hush, Hush and The Spanish Pearl

I'm going to start doing things a bit differently from now on. I have realized that almost every book I review, I start out by saying what a good book it was, how much I love it,and how I cant wait for the sequel. I cant change that, its an automatic response for me. See, I'm actually really bad at criticizing books, so even if they suck, I would try to sugar coat it so it doesn't seem so bad, because others may be interested in something I'm not and I don't want to turn other people off to certain books just because I don't like it. So from now on I'm going to post the title and author, a brief description, probably the one off the back cover, then a 1-10 rating system.   

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
9 out of 10
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along. 
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. 

The Spanish Pearl by Catherine Friend
10 out of 10
When Kate Vincent and her partner travel to Spain, Kate is accidentally transported back in time...way back in 1085. What does a woman like Kate do in a world of no antibiotics, no feminism, no Diet Coke? She denies it as long as possible, then sets her mind to getting home. Tricky with her now useless twenty-first century skills. Things don't go well. Kate is captured by a band of mercenary soldiers and becomes an unwitting pawn in the violent conflict between the Catholic kings and the Islamic Moors. In her struggle to stay alive and return to the future, Kate must flee exotic harems, filthy dungeons, and treacherous Moorish courts. But when a sword-brandishing woman with an astonishing secret sweeps into Kate's life, Kate is suddenly torn between two women, and between two centuries. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Are Those Fangs Batman??

I don't think I have ever gone that long without reading a book. I kinda fell out of it, got wrapped up in school and work, and didn't have any ME time. An email came one morning though, and that email changed my life...It was from Barnes and Nobles. It was asking me to check out they're new releases for E-reader. (Even though I don't own one, nor do I want to, they still send me coupons for it) It was telling me that I am now able to order the newest Sookie Stackhouse novel for e-reader. WHAT?@#%!$ I didn't know it was even out yet!! My next move was to call Barnes and Nobles and have them hold a copy. When I got there, the lady said, "I cant believe you waited this long, we have had it for four days now." to which I reply, "I CAN'T BELIEVE I WAITED THIS LONG EITHER!! I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS OUT!!" **Read all caps as me talking in a super high pitched voice, slightly maniacally, with my eyes bugged out**
I tried to pace myself, I had two days worth of double shifts to make it through and I didn't want to finish the book on my first shift. I made it through three shifts and finished it. It was so great. That characters have developed more, relationships have blossomed, lives are being created, and taken away, on accident and on purpose. I don't know what else I can say without telling too much to those who haven't read it. I recommend to go pick up the entire series and read it, and if you have read all of them except this one, and didn't know a new one was out...WHY ARE YOU STILL SITTING HERE READING THIS?!? GO GET IT!!