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Conspiracy in Death by J.D. RobbMidnight in Death by J.D. RobbArchangel's Viper by Nalini Singh

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Review: ‘Conspiracy in Death’ by J.D. Robb #InDeathReadALong

Review: ‘Conspiracy in Death’ by J.D. Robb #InDeathReadALong

Conspiracy in Death

by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #8
Published by Berkley Books on April 1, 1999
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 372
Format: Paperback, AudioBook
Source: Purchased, Scribd
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five-stars

At a time when human nature remains as predictable as death, a killer plays God--and puts innocent lives in the palm of his hand...
With the precision of a surgeon, a serial killer preys on the most vulnerable souls of the world's city streets. The first victim: a sidewalk sleeper, found dead in New York City. No bruises, no signs of struggle. Just a laser-perfect, fist-sized hole where his heart had once been. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is assigned to investigate. But in the heat of a cat-and-mouse game with the killer, Dallas's job is suddenly on the line. Now her hands are tied ... between a struggle for justice--and a fight for her career...


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Review: ‘Midnight in Death’ by J.D. Robb

Review: ‘Midnight in Death’ by J.D. Robb

Midnight in Death

by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #7.5
Published by Berkley on September 27, 2005
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 90
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

Note: Originally released in the anthology "Silent Night".
The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense. Now, Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas's life—when a killer comes to call...
Eve's name has made a Christmas list, but it's not for being naughty or nice. It's for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights. With her husband, Roarke, at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance—or die trying...


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Review: ‘Archangel’s Viper’ by Nalini Singh

Review: ‘Archangel’s Viper’ by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Viper

by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #10
Published by Berkley on September 26, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 361
Format: AudioBook, Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

Enter New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s breathtakingly passionate Guild Hunter world with the story of a woman who isn’t a vampire or an angel…or human…
Once a broken girl known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy gray underground of the city for the angels. But it’s not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman—it’s the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite.
Now, someone has put a bounty on her head…
Venom is one of the Seven, Archangel Raphael’s private guard, and he’s as infuriating as he is seductive. A centuries-old vampire, his fangs dispense a poison deadlier than Holly’s. But even if Venom can protect Holly from those hunting her, he might not be able to save himself—because the strange, violent power inside Holly is awakening…
No one is safe.


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Review: ‘Archangel’s Heart’ by Nalini Singh

Review: ‘Archangel’s Heart’ by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Heart

by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #9
Published by Berkley on November 1, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 381
Format: Paperback, AudioBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into a dangerous and exhilarating world where a deadly, beautiful archangel and his once-mortal consort are caught in a fury of twisted darkness…
One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.
Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…
Nothing will ever be the same again.


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Review: ‘Holiday in Death’ by J.D. Robb #InDeathReadALong

Review: ‘Holiday in Death’ by J.D. Robb #InDeathReadALong

Holiday in Death

by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #7
Published by Berkley on December 14, 2002
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 308
Format: Paperback, AudioBook
Source: Purchased, Scribd
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four-stars

IN A FUTURE WHEN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY BRINGS LOVERS TOGETHER, DATING CAN BE A DEADLY GAME...
No one likes to be alone during the holidays. And for New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: All of the killer's victims have been traced to Personally Yours. As the murders continue, Eve enters an elite world of people searching for their one true love - and a killer searching for his next victim. A world where the power of love leads men and women into the ultimate act of betrayal...


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Back to Reading and Reviewing for this Book Lovin’ Mama

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I’m finally getting back to reading and getting back on schedule with reviewing. Let’s hope it sticks, though.

– FranJessca

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It’s been a long time since I read and reviewed a book on the blog. Life got busy during the summertime. I should say though it was the most extended Spring Break ever for the girls, instead of summertime. We spent a lot of time putting up our new aboveground pool and swimming in it. There was a lot of cooking home meals instead of eating out. My oldest daughter enjoyed trying new recipes at home anyways and learning how to cook. The girls started back outdoor travel soccer with their soccer teams during the summer. They have to follow guidelines to play soccer, which both of them do anyway.

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Review: ‘Bloody Bones’ by Laurell K. Hamilton

Review: ‘Bloody Bones’ by Laurell K. Hamilton

Bloody Bones

by Laurell K. Hamilton
Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #5
Published by Berkley on November 1, 2005
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 336
Format: AudioBook, Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

In Laurell K. Hamilton's "New York Times" bestselling novels, Anita Blake, vampire hunter and animator, takes a bite out of crime-of the supernatural kind. But even someone who deals with death on a daily basis can be unnerved by its power... When Branson, Missouri, is hit with a death wave-four unsolved murders-it doesn't take an expert to realize that all is not well. But luckily for the locals, Anita is an expert-in just the kinds of preternatural goings-on that have everyone spooked. And she's got an "in" with just the kind of creature who can make sense of the slayings: a sexy master vampire known as Jean Claude.


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ARC Review: ‘Desolation Road’ by Christine Feehan

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Desolation Road’ by Christine Feehan

Desolation Road

by Christine Feehan
Series: Torpedo Ink #4
Published by Berkley on July 7, 2020
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 480
Format: eArc
Source: publisher
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three-half-stars

Take the ride of your life with the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club in this thrilling romance novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.    Torpedo Ink is Aleksei “Absinthe” Solokov’s whole life. They’re his brothers, his family—his everything. But that doesn't stop him from wanting something that only belongs to him. That’s why the tough biker has spent the last six weeks at the library, reading every book he can get his hands on and watching the prim and proper librarian who makes his blood rush.    For the past six weeks, Scarlet Foley has been fantasizing about the handsome, tattooed man whose eyes follow her every move. She senses he's dangerous. She wants him to get close enough to touch. She wishes she could let him know the real woman, not the one she pretends to be. But Scarlet has a plan to carry out, and she can’t afford any distractions.   Absinthe is well aware that Scarlet is hiding something. She’s a puzzle he intends to solve, piece by intoxicating piece….


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Review: ‘The Lunatic Cafe’ by Laurell K. Hamilton

Review: ‘The Lunatic Cafe’ by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Lunatic Cafe

by Laurell K. Hamilton
Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #4
Published by Berkley on January 1, 1996
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback, AudioBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Vampire hunter and zombie animator Anita Blake is an expert at sniffing out the bad from the good. But in The Lunatic Cafe-now in trade paperback for the first time-she's about to learn that nothing is ever as it seems, especially in matters of the not-so-human heart.

Dating a werewolf with self-esteem issues is stressing Anita out. Especially when something-or someone-starts taking out the city's shapeshifters.


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Review: ‘Vengeance in Death’ by J.D. Robb #InDeathReadALong

Review: ‘Vengeance in Death’ by J.D. Robb #InDeathReadALong

Vengeance in Death

by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #6
Published by Berkley on October 1, 1997
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 357
Format: Paperback, AudioBook
Source: Purchased, Scribd
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit--always solved moments too late to save his victims' lives.Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past--a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.


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