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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sofie Metropolis by Tori Carrington

Sofie Metropolis (Sofie Metropolis, #1)Sofie Metropolis by Tori Carrington

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Here's another fun P.I. series to keep you entertained! Sofie Metropolis is on the case! Working at her mostly retired uncle's Private Investigator office along with the quirky, gum popping office manager. Of course what's an entertaining P.I. series without the mysterious hunk!? Don't fear...the mysterious & hunky Jake Porter will steam things up!

The book takes place in Astoria, Queens. Where if you haven't guessed it already Sofie & her Greek family live & work. Of course you can't forget Sofie's over-bearing, but loving mother. Throw all that together along with a missing dog, possible vampires & cheating spouses & you have one romping, wild ride!

The Metropolis series is comparable to Evanovich, Plum series. When I picked the book up I wasn't sure whether I would enjoy it very much or not. After having read it I can say that I very much did! What makes it stand out is the Greek heritage & references. The book has been compared to the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding & of course the Plum series. I can see the comparisons of both in this book. A light, entertaining, fun read that I would recommend for Evanovich & Lutz fans, along with any fans of comparable authors.



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Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi

A Circle of SoulsA Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This psychological thriller takes place in the small sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut. Newbury has been shocked with the murder of a little girl. The towns detective stumped by the murder, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, who is an expert in cases involving children.

Throw in Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury's hospital along with Naya Hastings's, a 7 yr old having problems with nightmares & sleepwalking you're in for a suspenseful read! Naya dreaming about murder, starts drawing pictures illustrating her dreams. Leia having no leads to go on, is made privy to Naya's drawings & decides to follow their clues, although against her better judgment.

If you're looking for a page-turning psychological thriller then I suggest picking up a copy of Preetham Grandhi's debut novel, A Circle of Souls. A definite page turner, you'll find yourself saying, "just one more page", "O.K. I'll put it down as soon as I finish this chapter".

The characters were great & the plot unique. Grandhi's writing will most certainly keep you hung in suspense! I do hope & believe we will definitely be seeing more of Preetham Grandhi's writing in the future!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kaleidoscope by Darryl Wimberley

KaleidoscopeKaleidoscope by Darryl Wimberley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


An addiction to Speakeasy's & Gambling lands Jack Romaine in hot water! In more trouble than he can get out of, Jack ends up being recruited by a Cincinnati gangster to retrieve said gangsters stolen money & railroad bonds. Jack is not the only one after the loot though! This wild adventure ends up leading him to Kaleidoscope, FL, a town for the freaks to live during off season of the carnival. In Kaleidoscope Jack is the odd man out. It being a town full of dwarfs, Siamese twins, sword-swallowers & many other types of odd people. Can he convince all of them that he is genuine while trying to hide his true meaning of being there?

I loved this book! It's full of twists & turns, ups & downs, humor, discovery & more! I was laughing one minute while in the next it would be tugging at my heartstrings. Kaleidoscope was an entertaining, rather quick read while at the same time will make you stop & think while taking a look around at the end. I would highly recommend this one to anyone who likes circus/carnival type reads or even to someone looking for something with a little adventure.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Spellmans Strike Again!

The Spellmans Strike Again (The Spellmans, #4)The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


As the title so accurately states...The Spellmans Strike Again! The fourth book in Lutz's Spellman Series is sure to please! When the book opens Izzy has finally agreed to take over Spellman Investigations. Her first priority of business is to take down rival ex-copm now P.I. Harkey. Izzy is also faced with a million clients missing persons case in which she hires her good friend Len to help out. Len takes to the job & seems to enjoy it a bit too much! Meanwhile Izzy is also being blackmailed by her mother (per photographic evidence of prom night 1994) & is forced to go out with promising lawyers. While her soon to be ex-boyfriend Conner is not happy about the blackmailed arrangement.

Throw in on top of all that, missing doorknobs, light fixtures & other hardware mysteriously disappearing from the Spellman home, Henry seeming to want to possibly rekindle his & Izzy's relationship, little sister Rae taking on an internship to help out with pro bono cases to free the innocently accused...Well, let's just say you're in for a good time! Like the other Spellman books you'll be laughing out loud! Entertaining, Funny this series quickly became one of my favorites!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Sixteen Is Sizzling!

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16)Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Another good one from the Plum Series! Fans will not be disappointed with this Sizzling Sixteen! Uncle Pip has gone to the great beyond & left Stephanie a "lucky" bottle. Uncle Pip failed to mention however, if the bottle brought good luck or bad! Vinne has gotten himself & the bonds company into a bit of hot water & at the same time has disappeared. Will the bonds office have to close for good? Will Stephanie, Connie & Lula find him in time? You'll have to read the book to find out! Full of laughs, twists & turns I highly recommend this latest addition to the Plum Series!

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