Dead of Night (In Death #24.5)
An ancient coin whisks an American woman and a modern-day earl into the past-and into each other's arms-in a stirring tale from Mary Blayney.
When a city girl visits a Scottish castle in Ruth Ryan Langan's story, she is thrust in ...more
As an anthology on the whole, Dead of Night did not ...more
Publication Date : 2007
Dead of Night is an anthology of four novellas, of which the reason to read it is J.D. Robb's Eternity in Death. I readily admit that I'm an "In Death"
junkie - any book that includes Roarke is an immediate buy for me. That aside, the last few In Death books have been vaguely disappointing. I'm
rather cheered by this novella, it's snappy and the dialogue is brightly written, with Eve and Roarke *sounding* true to themselves. Despite being
about a vampire kill ...more
Mary Blayney's story, AMY AND THE EARL'S AMAZING ADVENTURE, actually didn't make much sense to me, and I didn't finish it.
Ruth Ryan Langan writes a really good Scottish time travel story with TIMELESS. Although I don't really like historicals, I enjoyed this short story.
The stories by Mary Blayney and Ruth Ryan Langan were good.
Didn't care for the story by Mary Kay McComas in this book though.
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...
1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.
2 stars... This book was not very good, ...more
ETERNITY IN DEATH
this was kind of a switch from the normqal j.d. robb books. in this one, she has to battle a 'vampire'. eve drags peabody, roarke, and her other cop friends deep underground to capture a murderer.
AMY AND THE EARLS AMAZING ADVENTURE
this story wasn't so bad. amy finds herself wisks away with a handsome guy to find out some secrets about his family.
i wasn't crazy about this story at all. lorel is sent to t ...more
...quando J.D.Robb entra nei territori del sovrannaturale... o almeno fa finta di farlo... Il Bloodbath mi ha ricordato un po' il Circo dei Dannati di hamiltoniana memoria, ma alla fine qui tutto viene - più o meno - ricondotto ad una spiegazio...more
I began reading the other stories but couldn't get past the first couple of pages of each. The story by Mary Blayney was written so badly I almost didn't even try the others. I thought "Timeless" by Ruth Langan had some potential until the heroine's clothes were thought to be barbaric and no one noticesd the zippers and buttons, much less the modern shoes. By page 8 of "On the Fringe" I didn't like any of th ...more
I can't decide what my second and third favorite would be because it's a VERY close tie between On the Fringe and Amy and the Earls Amazing Adventure. Both are great stories. Very romantic.
As for my least favorite, I've heard wonderful things about J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts), but I actually wasn't all that crazy about Eternity in Death. I mean, it was go ...more
I got this book because of the In Death short story by Nora Roberts writing as JD Robb; and even that was not Ms. Roberts' best work.
From what I read of the rest of the stories they seemed to be written for and by tweens. It was if I was reading the results of an assignment in Romance Writing Lite. And perhaps most disappointing, it even seemed as if Nora was affected and wrote a sugary sweet story that, pardon the pun, had no bite.
I was so disappointed in this book th ...more
the JD Robb story was as expected, good but it seemed strange because it was shorter. Still a good read plus it gets me in the mindset for Strangers in Death which is released tomorrow 2/19.
Can't remember the names exactly, but Amy & The Earle's adventure was terrible, the second story about Laurel time traveling to the past was good, and the third about Bonnie and the carpet ride was ok.
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. She was the youngest of the five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. ...more