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October 15, 2008

Review: Countdown by Michelle Maddox

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Countdown by Michelle Maddox

Did you go crazy for the Matrix with Keanu Reeves? Can you believe in a post-apocalyptic world of altered existence? Do reality shows thrill you? Then maybe you should sign up to be a viewer for Michelle Maddox’s new show depicted in her book “Countdown.” This story is a thrill a minute rocket ride of action and suspense with a bit of romance thrown in.



October 14, 2008

Review: Where There’s Fire by Maureen McKade

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Where There's Fire by Maureen McKade

Another tortured hero served up for our delectation! “Where There’s Fire” is my first contemporary romantic suspense by Maureen McKade. I didn’t realize that I had recently read one of her historical romance novels until I was typing this review and my fingers remembered the name. Then, of course, I had to check out why and bingo! Now, I find myself comparing her writing styles and realizing that there are many similarities. Not so strange, I guess, but still. A serial arsonist turned murderer, a twisted pimp, a drug-addicted ‘ho, and in the middle of it all one female cop and one mysterious man.


September 29, 2008

Review: Prey by Melina Morel

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Prey by Melina Morel

My, my, my. How to describe “Prey” by Melina Morel? It’s NOT a romance, although there certainly is a smidge of animalistic, scratching, biting sex (well, it’s about shapeshifters!) included. It’s NOT just a mystery. It’s not just urban fantasy. It’s NOT horror. It’s a very interesting mix of all the above. But I would have to say is more of an urban fantasy suspense mystery. How’s that for a new category?


June 18, 2008

Review: Faceless by Debra Webb

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Faceless by Debra Webb

I should confess from the start that I am not a big fan of conspiracy theories. So I was probably the wrong person to read and review “Faceless” by Debra Webb. Once I figured out how just how many ‘dirty’ police, politicians, doctors, lawyers, etc were involved, the story was far outside the bounds of believability for me and that pretty much put paid to my enjoyment of the rest of the novel.


May 16, 2008

Review: Twisted by Andrea Kane

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Twisted by Andrea Kane

The first thing that you should know about “Twisted” by Andrea Kane is that I wouldn’t necessarily classify it as a romance novel. Sure, there’s a romantic relationship between two of the main characters. But I felt the romance was a secondary element to the story – it happened in the midst of all this other action and the relationship development was not the primary focus of the story. I don’t mean to make that sound like a bad thing, because I don’t think it is, but I do think you should be aware of that going in.


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