Saturday, May 07, 2011




my week
Finally on the mend! That was a wicked cold or whatever the heck it was that I had! I still have the occasional cough until I'm gasping cough but not as often, thank goodness! I'm hoping that this coming week will see us back on track here with the weekly meme's & reviews! While I was sick, the majority of books that I read (like all of them!) were books that I'd read before & love. You've heard of comfort food? I comfort read. Seriously. I find that if I'm sick or terribly stressed about something, I turn to my favorite books. Usually the Mercy Thompson series, anything from Nora Roberts / J.D. Robb, those authors that I just love. I have also started listening to audiobooks and I love them! Of course they have all been books that I have & love, but I find it incredibly soothing to hear them. Right now I'm listening to Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost & I'm loving it! Do you listen to audiobooks? How was your week?


Thursday, May 05, 2011

By Alexandrea Weis

Still devestated two years after the mysterious murder of her beloved David Alexander, Nicci Beauvoir surprises everyone in the Big Easy by returning to her hometown with a new admirer: the cool and contentious Dallas August. But the attractive stranger is asking a lot of questions about David's death, making Nicci's family and friends speculate about his true intentions. Only Nicci knows that Dallas, a high-priced corporate spy, has come to New Orleans to flush out David Alexander's killer. Playing the part of her lover, Dallas escorts Nicci around town hoping to get closer to his possible suspects. But hiding amid the city's elite is a jealous maniac waiting to make Nicci suffer.
As the days pass and the danger grows, Nicci's relationship with the handsome spy turns from adversarial to amorous. Desperate to unearth the identity of David's murderer, Nicci and Dallas decide to lure the killer out of the city for one final showdown. It is a deadly decision that could cost Nicci everything. But it may be her only chance for....Recovery.

Recovery is the second novel in the Nicci Beauvoir series by Alexandrea Weis.

This book is a romantic thriller set in post-Katrina New Orleans. I was a little concerned about reading this book since it is part of a series. I haven't read "To My Senses" but I was still able to keep up with the story line in "Recovery" fairly easily.
I found the book a little hard to get into in the beginning, but by the end of the first chapter I wanted to see where things were going to go between Nicci and Dallas. I was also lured in by the setting of the book being in New Orleans since I have visited there.
The author kept me hooked as to who could possibly be David's killer. The scenes where Nicci and Dallas were alone and fighting their feelings for each other were very good. The ending actually surprised me and I look forward to the next book in the series.


Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Touching Silver
by Jamie Craig

Everything always comes back to the Silver Maiden.
Six girls are missing and cold-case detective Olivia Wright is determined to find them. A lone survivor names gang leader Gabriel de los Rios as the culprit-and points Olivia to Isaac McGuire, the force's foremost authority on Gabriel. Isaac is stubborn, domineering and believes in strange things like time travel and a mystical coin called the Silver Maiden that Gabriel wants. Yet the longer they work together, the more Olivia is drawn to him.
Isaac shares Olivia's desire to bring Gabriel to justice. He usually works alone, but the beautiful detective quickly fills his thoughts more than the case-and reminding himself that she's off limits only makes him want her more.
As Isaac and Olivia grow closer, so do their enemies. While they hunt Gabriel, a stalker targets Isaac and the missing half of the Silver Maiden reappears-with frightening effects on Olivia...

my thoughts~
 When I agreed to read Touching Silver, I didn't realize it was book #2 in the Silver Maiden trilogy. And I think you definitely have to read the first book before reading the second. There were just so many references that reading the first book would have been beneficial.
This is the story of Isaac & Olivia, 2 cops drawn together with the same need to take the bad guy down. Throw in a time traveling coin & you have a great book! My one complaint is the ending. I was left yelling "oh come on, seriously?"  Really. It was like someone just picked that spot and said ok that's it, the rest of this with be book #3. But even with the ending not to my liking, I can't wait until the 3rd book comes out!


Prom 2011

Prom was last Saturday and I can't believe that my YOUNGEST is graduating from High School on June 8th! Wow! It seems like just the other day I was graduating!
This is my son Matt
who is a big goober
who also thinks he's Zoolander Jr.

Matt & his wonderful girl Mattie
yes, Matt & Mattie
they seem to be perfect for each other!

Isn't this a sweet picture?
That boys Mama (haha me!) raised him

And now they are getting ready to head out!
From now until June it's all about graduation,
& the parties!


Waiting On Wednesday

Idle hands are the devil's workshop Temptation and seduction are the tricks of the Devil's trade, and when offered the chance to regain his wings by playing guardian angel, he's hell-bent on doing things his way . . .
Faith McFarland is in need of a miracle. So desperate to save her sick child, she's willing to make a deal with the Devil: steal a ring worn by Finn Payne, the bad-boy rockstar who long ago sold his soul for rock 'n roll. Temptation and seduction become necessary evils, yet Faith's salvation means Finn's damnation . . . because the ring is all that stands between him and Hell. Falling in love was never part of the bargain, but now that they've tasted heaven in each other's arms, can they convince the Devil to give up his due?

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: May 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 384pp

Hmmm...Check out those abs! That picture alone would be worth picking this book up at the store! 


Sunday, May 01, 2011

In My Mailbox

books to review:

Termination Orders: Code Name Cobra by Leo Maloney with Caio Camargo
Buddy's Tail by K. Anne Russell


And The Winners Are...

I am feeling so much better! Thanks everyone for the get well wishes! I appreciate it! So, here are the winners that I am behind in announcing! Winners have already been notified via email!

$50 Winner: tmmkl~ Amazon
$25 winner: Japril~ Barnes & Noble
$10 Winner: Liz T.~Amazon

The Sweetest Thing giveaway:
Marjorie R.
Julie H.
Donna S. 

Eternal Rider giveaway:
Julie H


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