Fangs But No Fangs by Kathy Love

Kathy Love brings her second novel to the pages and brings in Christian the middle brother who is having a problem with his identity.

If I hadn’t seen it for myself, I’d swear it couldn’t be true: my brother, Christian, living in a trailer park and working at a karaoke bar.  We’re talking about the snob who’d probably sniff plasma packets and send’em back in a huff if the blood type wasn’t the right vintage.  But after centuries of living in the undead fast lane, he’s made up his mind that is exactly where he needs to spend the rest of eternity, atoning for his many, many, sins.

But sometimes things just don’t work out like you think they will.  Sometimes your hell can turn into your heaven. And thanks to Christian’s chatty neighbor and boss, Jolee, things seem to be getting a whole lost nicer in Shady Fork Mobile Estates.  Not that either of them has the first idea how to have a normal relationship-we are talking about a woman who’s only dated dead-beats, and a guy who’s dated the dead.  Well, nobody’s perfect.

The vampire brothers are back!

The sequel to the series Young Brothers was fantastic.  I loved seeing how Christian was trying to be a better man or vampire.  Trying to make up for all that he has done but it will take Jolee to let him really see.

Love brings these two characters the chance to have something.  Very unlikely couple but perfect at the same time.

There chemistry is unbelievable.  The steamy love scenes are incredible and thrown into the whole mix there is some humor between the characters situations.

Kathy Love brings Fangs But No Fangs to the pages in this enticing and enjoyable book.

Fangs For The Memories by Kathy Love

I’m watching my brother swagger through our New York City apartment…smiling.  Rhys, the detached, surly man who turned brooding into an art form.  But he’s not brooding now.  No, he’s practically threatening to pistol whip me for shaking hands with the beautiful, half-dressed creature named Jane who just tried to sneak out of his bedroom.  Weird.  Brother Grim has a sex drive?

That’s not all that has me freaked out.  Something terrible happened last night, something that made Rhys break his own rule and save the life of a mortal.  Trouble is he doesn’t remember anything from the past two hundred years.  Like that he’s a vampire, not a Regency viscount with an English accent.

All I know is this mortal woman has manged to touch my brother’s frozen heart, and I, Sebastian Young, will do whatever it takes to help him keep her…

I loved this book.  Fang For The Memories was entertaining, interesting and with some light humor.  Kathy Love has created a fantastic first book to the series of the Young Brothers.

The characters are entertaining.  I like that you get to hear about each of them even though the book is focused on Rhys who is only thinking in the past.

Her plot is intriguing and the scenes are very steamy between Jane and Rhys.

Kathy Love brings a knew take on vampires living in the modern world.

Danger in a Red Dress by Christina Dodd

Dodd’s fourth and final book for the Fortune Hunters series.

Down on her luck and desperate for work, beautiful Hannah Grey finds herself in a mansion on the wild Maine coast, caring for a longely elderly woman.  On her deathbed she entrusts Hannah with a dangerous secret.  Now Hannah’s on the run, pursued by killers, and she desperately needs the one man who can keep her alive.

Gabriel Prescott has hunted for a home his entire life.  Now he’s on the verge of finding his long-lost family.  Only one person dares to stand in his way-Hannah Grey.  Yet the delicate, determined woman who threatens his search for truth may be the only woman who can save him.

This was an incredible ending for the series Fortune Hunters.  Dodd brings the book to a happy ending.

Gabriel finally comes into play with his own book.  He is there to find the last of his brothers only to be thrown from a woman from his dreams.  He knows that she is the enemy but he can’t help but want her.  But is his brother the right man, the better man.  Is he as good as his other half brothers.

Hannah is a fantastic character.  I like that she is strong and will help her patients even it means going through multiple obstacles.  She is a nurse and wants to help but ends up having a problem and has to run away from  the law.  And Gabriel.

The ending of the book is heartwarming as all the half brothers end up coming over.  But Hannah does not make it easy on Gabriel, which I love.  He lied to her from the start and she doesn’t forget that.  She is a strong character and won’t cower in fear.

Christina Dodd finishes the series and it was fun, enjoyable, enticing and exciting to read.

Thigh Heels by Christina Dodd

Nessa Dahl lives a sensible life-until, that is, Jeremiah MacNaught comes to town and enlists her help to investigate a string of bank robberies.  Only Mac realizes that beneath Nessa’s no-nonsense exterior exists an outlaw spirit, and between them burns a passion far hotter than a sultry summer night.  But when she discovers that the handsome investiagator is undercover, lying to her about his identity and convinced she’s involved with the crimes, he’ll learn what thigh high in trouble really means…

In Christina Dodd’s third book she brings the next half brother to the plate only to get tangled with Nessa a woman who is loved by everyone.

I thougth this book had a little more humor to it as Nessa’s great aunts were here in the book to make things a little more difficult for Nessa.  But she didn’t know until too late.

Dodd brings these characters into a steamy situation only to find trouble.

A fantastic third book to Dodd’s series the Fortune Hunters.

Tongue in Chic by Christina Dodd

Christina Dodd brings her second novel of the series Fortune Hunters.

How can one little lie land Meadow Szaras in such trouble?  Sure, Devlin Fitzwilliam catches her breaking into his mansion to steal a priceless painting.  And, yes, in sheer desperation she tells him she has amnesia.  But then he claims she’s his wife.  As Devlin’s own treacherous agenda comes to light, Meadow finds herself locked in a match of high-stakes deception.  She doesn’t dare take her eyes off him, and doesn’t want to; yet the danger is just beginning.  For a third player has entered the game, and is trying to kill them both…

The second book was fun to read.  I loved Devlin’s character and Meadow was amazing in her own way.  They were interesting people that started out this unbelievable relationship in a lie and of course all lies come to an end.

The first book though I think I liked a little better but nonetheless it was enjoyable.  The next half brother got his appearence, Devlin.   Little by little you find the half brothers from a man who left them all behind.

Christina Dodd ends her second novel of Fortune Hunters with a new future for Devlin and Meadow.

Trouble in High Heels by Christina Dodd

When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiance hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends on sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini.  When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto-a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall.  But one thing’s for sure:  She’s not going down without a fight…

Christina Dodd is really a fantastic storyteller.  I fell in love witht the series Stepp Sisters and now I decided to try the Fortune Hunters.  I was not disappointed.  The first book of the series brings imaginative characters and an interesting plot.

Brandi is a fun character created with her timidness but ultimate strenght which she proves.  Then Roberto with his accent and savy ways.  But he is not all that they think he is and Brandi will be the one who will find out.

I thought it was interesting with the detail of how Roberto does not know his father and he wants nothing more to know who he is.  And as I look ahead to the next books this will be a factor for many of the men.

Christina Dodd starts the Fortune Hunters series with a bang.

Brazen Virture by Nora Roberts

Grace McCabe was shocked to find her sister Kathleen living in a grungy D.C. suburb, supplementing her income as a phone sex operator after a bitter divorce. But with the company Fantasy, Inc. guaranteeing its employees complete anonymity, how dangerous could it really be? Grace was soon to learn the answer when she returned home one night to a horrifying scene that might have come from one of her own novels. Ignoring the warnings of cool-headed detective Ed Jackson, Grace sets her own daring trap to rouse a killer out of hiding. But what can protect her from a brilliant madman whose lust for murder stops at nothing…and no one?

Roberts delivered this sequel perfectly.  I loved that Ed Jackson was now the main character but you still got to have Ben and Tess in the picture.

The story had suspense, some thrill and of course romance all together.  Roberts gave hints about the killer but you weren’t sure until they named the person who had an alibi and then you knew.

Another great book to read of Nora Roberts.

Sacred Sins by Nora Roberts

In the last lazy days of summer, the merciless two-week heat wave is the biggest story in Washington, D.C. But the weather is finally knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death-a priest’s white silk amice pulled taut around her throat.  Pinned near the scarf is a note that simply reads Her Sins are forgiven her.  It is a chilling crime, made even more terrifying when it is followed by a second murder…and then a third.  Suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed “the Priest.”

The slaying have piqued the interest of Dr. Tess Court, a top-notch psychiatrist dedicated to treating the problems of the human mind.  And when the police make little headway in solving the crimes, Tess is reluctantly thrust into the very heat of the investigation.  Called in to create a detailed psychological profile of the murderer, she comes up with a disturbing and frightening portrait of a twisted soul who believes he is not murdering-but ministering.

Detective Ben Paris doesn’t give a damn about the killer’s soul or his psyche, and he makes it clear that he thinks calling in a psychiatrist is on a par with ringing up a psychic hotline.  What he can’t dismiss so readily is his immediate and irrestiable attraction to Tell.  Tall, dark, and good-looking, Ben has a reputation with woman that is legendary, and with good reason.  But the coolly elegant Tess doesn’t react to Ben like any other woman he’s ever known-and he finds the challenge enticing.  Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares.

But someone else has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor…someone who dreams of saving her and cleansing her soul with his special brand of absolution.  And while Tess is confident she can help him, Ben can only pray that when the madman strikes, he’ll be able to stop him before it’s too late…

It really shouldn’t surprise me any more when I pick up a Nora Roberts book.  She has this way of writing that I seem to be drawn too.  Her characters are dynmic and her plots.

I was impressed with the suspense which was going on in the novel.  I wasn’t sure the killer and happy that our heroine would be able to make amends of a tragedy she couldn’t prevent.

There was romance which was fantastic to read but the plot held my attention.  There is something about suspense which gets your heart pounding a little faster.

Nora Roberts is a master storyteller.  What is your favorite Nora Roberts book?

Tough Customer by Sandra Brown

The latest book in 2010 for Brown is out and it is another fantastic thriller to read.

Colleagues, friends, and lovers know Dodge Hanley as a private investigator who doesn’t let rules get in his way-in his private life as well as his professional one.  If he breaks a heart, or bends the law in order to catch a criminal, he does so without hesitation or apology.

That’s why he’s the first person Caroline King-who after a thirty-year separation continues to haunt his dreams-asks for help when a deranged stalker attempts to murder their daughter…the daughter Dodge has never met.  He has a whole bagful of grudging excuses for wishing to ignore Caroline’s call, and one compelling reason to drop everything and fly down to Texas: guilt.

Dodge’s mind may be a haze of disturbing memories and bad decisions, but he arrives in Houston knowing with perfect clarity that his daughter, Berry, is in danger.  She has become the object of desire of a co-worker, a madman and genius with a penchant for puzzles and games who has spent the past year making Berry’s life hell, and who now has vowed to kill her.

Dodge joins forces with local deputy sheriff Ski Nyland, but the alarming situation goes from bad to worse when the stalker begins to claim other victims and leaves an ominous trail to clues as he lethally works his way toward Berry.  Sensing the killer drawing nearer, Dodge, who’s survived vicious criminals and his own self-destructive impulses, realizes that this time he’s in for the fight of his life.

This is one of those books which so many bad things happen there is a glimmer of hope that comes out of the plot and a second chance is given and taken.

I like that the book left you with the impression and hope that everything will work out.  And I liked that the ending you got was a struggle to get to which made the book worth reading.

I found all the characters amazing to read, all intense in their own ways.  Dodge was my favorite because he was flawed.  He made mistakes and kept paying for them.

In the plot I also liked how the time went back and fourth.  Dodge and Caroline’s story was sad but the end gave that hope you were looking for and gave a second chance.

Brown creates this dynamic plot and characters who have many faults, hopes and have trouble that had been in their lives only to survive them.  A fantastic book to read.

Undead and Unfinished by MaryJanice Davidson

The newest book from the Queen Betsy series.

There’s only one thing Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor hates more than the threat of hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (after all, how traditional is her family?), and that’s trying to get through the Book of the Dead without going insane.  Every time she’s tried reading it she just gets blindsided-until this time, when the devil strikes a bargin.  She offers Betsy a chance to get through the cursed (literally!) thing cover to cover and finally discover all its mysteries.  There’s just one teensy little catch.

Betsy and her half sister, Laura, have to go to Hell.  Just long enough for Laura to finally embrace her dark heritage (after a rebellious youth of charity work and teaching Sunday school) and make nice with her mother, aka Lucifer, by picking up such skills as slicing through time and the universe with a hellfire sword.  While such things might sound fun, time travel is proving to be an alarming journey for Betsy and Laura.  Not only are they interacting firsthand with their own family’s past, but in doing so, they’re dangerously impacting the future in ways they never anticipated.

Of course that’s what Mother wanted all along.  Damn her.

Davidson comes out with her latest book and it was strange.  It kind of left me with a weird feeling to be honest.  I don’t know if I liked it.

Her previous books were cute, strange but had a lightness to them.  In this she is going into a darkerside and I am not sure that I am a fan.

Betsy is creating havoc on the future and it is a future I am confused by and not sure it will be good.

The last part of the epilogue leaves you scratching your head in confusion.  I read it a few times just to make sure I got what the author was saying but it is still too strange.

Overall the characters are originally (even if Betsy is a little too much of a ditz) and interesting to read but the plot goes further into a new direction…one that doesn’t really interest me but we will see.