Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Fiction 01/31/2017

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=9780778330578    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781455569717    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780800723248    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780399176159

Drowning Tides by Karen Harper
Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin
Moving Target by Lynette Eason
Unpunished by Lisa Black
The Prisoner by Alex Berenson

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sacking the Quarterback by James Patterson and Samantha Towle

Melissa St. James isn't a fan of late night calls. But as a ADA she is always on call. This call was different. Her boss is calling to let her know that star quarterback, Greyson Knight, has been arrested for drug possession and her boss wants to make an example of him.

When Melissa meets Greyson for the first time she is shocked at how attracted she is to him. And not only that but she is convinced he is lying about the drugs. As she starts to work with him, she tries to fight her desire and tries to get him to tell her the truth.

Another fun Bookshot! I really enjoyed the characters and the story. It was a little predictable but I still liked it!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Her Rebel Heart by Jamie Farrell

Georgia college physics professor Kaci Boudreaux eyes military pilot Lance Wheeler alone at the bar and convinces him to kiss her in order to prove to her ex husband that they are over. Lance likes the spirit of this sassy blonde but walks away mid-kiss. He was just left at the altar by his ex-fiancee.

Kaci next sees Lance as a member of the winning team at the pumpkin chucking contest where her physics students have rigged a pretty sweet catapult. After another unfortunate pumpkin incident, Lance wants to get to know this spirited, potato-gun wielding women.

When he learns of her upcoming presentation in Germany and her fear of flying, he is determined to help. Kaci finds herself falling for this military man, but when she learns that he will be deploying soon, she might crash and burn their romance.

With the recent women’s marches across the nation, Farrell’s timely novel features a feisty protagonist working in a male dominated-field who will be an inspiration to readers. Some of the romantic scenes could use a little work (“he wanted to feel the skin on her elbows”) and will hopefully improve in future offerings. According to the author, although Her Rebel Heart is the latest, it takes place before Southern Fried Blues and Moonshine & Magnolias and should be read first.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Fiction 01/24/2017

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=9781501115677    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062429223    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781250078216    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781101905609

Fatal by John Lescroart
Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey
The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Power Game by Christine Feehan

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hunted by James Patterson and Andrew Holmes

Former Special Forces officer David Shelley is going undercover. His old Special Forces teammate has turned up dead and MI-5 believes he was murdered. Strictly off books, David is pretending to be homeless to find out what happened.

While on the streets, David learns about a game that rich men are playing. They take a homeless man to an elegant, elusive estate and hunt him. David wants to be the next one picked. He will make them all pay.

I am really enjoying these BookShots. I don't want to write too much since it is such a short book. The book kept me guessing if David was going to get his justice and survive.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

School counselor Riley MacPherson is back in her hometown of New Bern, North Carolina to clear out the house and take care of things after the death of her father. Her brother Danny, who shattered his leg in Iraq and now lives in an old trailer on the family's RV park, has lots of bitterness and isn't much help. She learns of an old friend of her mother's, Jeannie, who is eager to help with an estate sale and the selling of the house.

In the midst of the arduous process of going through her dad's collections, she sneaks a look in a box that Jeannie was trying to take out of the house. Inside are newspaper clippings about her deceased sister, Lisa, who died when Riley was only a toddler. All she was ever told was that Lisa, a prodigy violinist, was depressed and committed suicide, but the newspaper clippings reveal a different story.

Lisa was about to face going to trial for the murder of her violin instructor. Her kayak was found in the frigid Potomac river and a suicide note in her bedroom, but no body was ever discovered. Riley wonders if her sister might still be alive, especially when a couple at the RV park suggest that might be the case.

Riley is determined to find the sister she never knew, but her search might put Lisa in jeopardy if she is indeed still alive and living under a different identity. At every turn a new secret is revealed about her family in this page-turning novel, making Riley and readers wonder if she ever really knew her family at all. This is the first book I've read by the prolific Chamberlain, and is one I would enthusiastically recommend.

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.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | January 20, 2017

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