Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Fiction 01/17/2017

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781455505272    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780425284353    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781250061249    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780765337566
Man on the Run by Carl Weber
Feversong by Karen Marie Moning
A Puzzle to be Named Later by Parnell Hall
Empire Games by Charles Stross
Martians Abroad  by Carrie Vaughn
The Rising by Heather Graham
The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams

Saturday, January 14, 2017

When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

Charlotte Sawyer has finally found her calling. She is the activities coordinator at a nursing home in Seattle. She has her step-sister, Jocelyn, and is happy with her life. Even the unfortunate engagement to a man who called off the wedding five days before it was going to happen, can't rock her optimism. But then she finds out that her sister's best friend Louise is dead. And there is no way to get a hold of Jocelyn. She is on a month long tech free retreat.

While checking the mail at Jocelyn's, Charlotte finds an envelope from Louise. Charlotte goes to Louise's and finds private investigator, Max Cutler. Max has been hired by Louise's cousin to find out what happened to her. He doesn't believe she overdosed but was murdered.

Charlotte and Max team up and soon discover that Jocelyn isn't at her retreat. Now they turn to the investment group the women were in with three other women. But something isn't adding up with the group. And it looks like an event from the past might also have something to do with what is happening now. Can Charlotte and Max solve the mystery before it is too late?

Another great one by Jayne Ann Krentz. The characters and the story were engaging and suspenseful. I am a big fan of Jayne Ann Krentz and always recommend all her genres of writing.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Royally Roma by Teri Wilson

Crown Prince of Lazaretto, Niccolo Le Torre is sitting in the piazza of a prestigious Roman hotel drowning his frustrations in alcohol. Always the dependable one, Niccolo is on a press tour to rectify the shame his playboy brother has brought on the family once again.

When he lays eyes on Julia Costa, a beautiful private tour guide, who mistakes him for her client, he can’t help but follow along. A budding archaeologist Julia is an American who came to Rome to escape her own family drama. Shirking his duties is out of character for Nico, so alarms bells are raised when he fails to appear on schedule, which means he is on the lam from his security crew and grandfather. Julia keeps Nico as her charge until he pays her for the tour.

But eventually Julia discovers his real identity and a confusion about her motivation might jeopardize the future of two young people who are destined for love.

Wilson’s (The Art of Us) series opener is a delightful romp that incorporates the culture of the Eternal city, which is a ripe environment for love, into this temperate romance. Readers will be just as enthralled with Rome as Nico and Julia are with each other.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Fiction 01/10/2017

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780385538916       http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780765388216       http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781101984765    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062427021

The Sleepwalker by Christopher A. Bohjalian
Death's Mistress by Terry Goodkind
Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
The Dry by Jane Harper
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle
Burning Bright by Nicholas Petrie

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Grace and Jack seem to be the perfect couple. At a recent dinner party, Grace cooked the perfect meal and they were the perfect hosts. But Grace had to make sure it was perfect or there would consequences.

When Jack and Grace met it was love at first sight. Within three months they were engaged. Jack promised to help take care of her sister, who has down syndrome and was living in a home until she was 18. It all seemed to good to be true. The first suggestion from Jack was Grace should quit her job. Then she just didn't seem to have time for her friends. Then came the wedding night. Jack didn't show up. That's when the nightmare began.

As most psychological thrillers go, the chapters alternate between past and present. I have been on a psychological thriller kick lately and this one was one of the better ones. I really wanted to know if Grace would get out of this nightmare or not. I definitely recommend this one.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Claiming the Billionaire by JM Stewart

After losing her brother to the war and her mother in an accident, Cassie knows she can’t say goodbye to any more loved ones. So when Tyler, also a military man, proposed to her, she rejected his offer and claimed she was only using him for sex. After being deployed to Iraq, he went missing and it was assumed he had died.

Now, three years later, Cassie learns that Tyler is indeed alive and shocks her with his bid to be his date at a charity auction. Despite her misgivings, she can’t resist the sexual chemistry that drew them together in the first place.

And even if Cassie is able to let him back in her heart, there is a chance she’ll lose him all over again if he leaves on a second tour. For Tyler, struggling with PTSD, his issues might pose a danger to the woman he loves.

While Stewart’s (Bargaining for the Billionaire) fourth outing in the Seattle Bachelors series is timely and filled with hot, sexual chemistry, the end is tied up a little too neatly by Tyler’s issues being miraculously resolved with the latest technology for PTSD victims. For readers who want a HEA, though, Stewart delivers.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | January 6, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Fiction 01/03/2017

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780345531117    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780399573972    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780765381057    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781501155512

The Mistress by Danielle Steel
Below the Belt by Stuart Woods
The Dangerous Ladies Affair by Marcia Muller
Different Class by Joanne Harris
The End by James Patterson
Amish Weddings by Leslie Gould

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Widower's Wife by Cate Holahan

Ana Bacon is presumed dead. She fell over the railing on a cruise with her husband. Now her husband, Tom, is waiting to receive the five million dollar payout from the insurance company. But Ryan, the insurance investigator, has to be sure that it was an accident.

As Ryan investigates something just isn't adding up. He soon suspects murder but now he has to prove it. Meanwhile, in the past, Ana is struggling to keep her family together since her husband has lost his job. And then her husband comes up with a plan. A plan to get them out of there financial situation. Ana isn't thrilled with it but agrees to go along with it. But when the plan fails, Ana is put in danger. Was Ana murdered?

The book alternates between Ana's point of view before the cruise and from Ryan's point of view after the cruise. I was not a big fan of this book. You never really got the backstory on Ryan and there were a lot of obvious clues about what really happened. If you are looking for a really good psychological thriller, I would not recommend this one.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sins of the Father by Winter Austin

In Eider, Iowa recently minted officer Jolie discovers Aussie ex-Marine MP Xavier Hartmann in the park next to a dead body. The deceased is the father of a missing girl. After losing his leg on an IED, Xavier suffers from traumatic brain injury and doesn’t know how he ended there.

With no evidence to arrest him yet, Xavier is free to go but Jolie is charged with keeping an eye on him. Although he harbors secrets of his own, including his motive for coming to Eider in the first place, as she gets to know him, she doesn’t feel he is capable of that kind of killing and her romantic interest in a suspect is definitely a conflict of interest.

When she makes a connection between another missing girl and their current missing girl, she is lead to the former county sheriff, who also happens to be her father. But new evidence points to Xavier. Can she save the man who she knows is innocent and who has captured her heart?

Winter (Born to Die) provides plenty of intrigue and suspense to keep the pages moving at a fast clip. The romance between Xavier and Jolie develops more slowly, and readers should be prepared to read this series in order, as there is a lot of backstory to keep up with. This is Bk. 3 of the McIntire County series.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | December 16, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Fiction 12/27/2016

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780399176739    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780399185304    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780373802869    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780778330561

Curtain of Death by W.E.B. Griffin
The Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins
Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson
Wyoming Brave by Diana Palmer
Lord of the Privateers by Stephanie Laurens
The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe