Tuesday, March 8, 2011
First, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by this book. While the premise sounded very interesting I have been let down by books in the past. This book does not disappoint! The characters are very believable and so is the situation they are in. Even though this book is considered scifi in my opinion, it is very easy to imagine something like this becoming a reality. This one kept me guessing til the end. What decision will Rhine make? Will she runaway and escape the life she was drug into or will she allow herself to fall in love with her "husband" and live out her days with him? Definately worth the read and I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Simon Schuster. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Posted by Sheri ~ Tx at 2:46 PM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
From the back cover: Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley . . .
Now for the giveaway..... This book is coming out on August 31. I will pick one winner (randomly) to win my ARC copy of Radiance on August 31. This book was only read once by me and still looks brand new, no creases! To enter the contest please sign up as a follower to my blog and then post a comment telling me your favorite mystery author.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Macmillan Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Posted by Sheri ~ Tx at 8:52 AM
Saturday, July 10, 2010
From the Back Cover: "After famous actress Natalie Raines is found in her home, dying from a gunshot wound, police immediately suspect her theatrical agent and jealous soon-to-be-ex-husband, Gregg Aldrich. But no charges are brought against him until two years later, when a career criminal suddenly claims Aldrich had tried to hire him to kill her. The case is a plum assignment for attractive thirty-two-year-old assistant prosecutor Emily Wallace. She spends long hours preparing for the trial, and unaware of a seemingly well-meaning neighbor's violent past, gives him a key to her home to care for her dog. The high-profile trial makes headlines, threatning to reveal personal matters about Emily, such as the fact that she had a heart transplant-- especially when she experiences eerie sentiments that defy all reason and continue even after the jury decides Gregg Aldrich's fate. But little does she know, now her own life is at risk..."
First let me just say that if you are a fan of Mary Higgins Clark then you will really like this one. One of my new favorites! This book has a great cast of characters, many of which seem to have their own little secret. We follow the story of Emily Wallace who is the prosecutor in the case of Gregg Aldrich who is accused of killing his wife. Her primary witness however is a repeat offender with a less than stellar character. We also learn that Emily had a heart transplant. I wish we had learned more about this time in her life as well as more info about the loss of her husband in Iraq. Another side story of interest is Emily's creepy neighbor Zach, who talks Emily into letting him dogsit for he while she is so busy working on the case. Masterfully written, this book keeps you guessing until the end!
Posted by Sheri ~ Tx at 11:40 AM