Night Magic for me was all things I enjoy in a book. This book may have been a re-issue, but if I read it in 1987 I sure don’t recall doing so. This b...moreNight Magic for me was all things I enjoy in a book. This book may have been a re-issue, but if I read it in 1987 I sure don’t recall doing so. This book was a roller-coaster ride of fun and hair-raising non-stop action.
CIA agent John McClain and romance novelist Clara Winston who in a case of mistaken identity is thrust into the adventure of a lifetime on the run from the police, the government and ruthless KGB agents.
John and Clare couldn’t be more different but when forced to depend on each other to save their lives during a chase through the wilderness, white water rafting, car chases and helicopter rides they rise to the occasion and learn to trust each other. And let’s not forget Puff the cat who adds some funny moments to their story. Oh there is some hot sex as well.
I didn’t want to put this book down and in fact my only criticism is that the book ended far too quickly and left me wanting more. I wish the author had written about 50 more pages.
Pick up this book if you want to be entertained from start to finish!
The Twitterverse (or at least my little slice of it) has gone crazy over the last 2 weeks and my twitter timeline has blown up with...moreRating 3 1/2 stars
The Twitterverse (or at least my little slice of it) has gone crazy over the last 2 weeks and my twitter timeline has blown up with "talk" about the Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Everyone's in a furor over the next release in this series Shadowfever (due out in Jan 2011 and holy crap it's 608 pages!), so alot are re-reading the series in preparation for the next book. Just an observation from my point, this series must be awesome because I have never re-read a book in my life.
I think the straw that broke the camel's back was a tweet from @WickedLPixie on Friday night after she finished reading one of the books - Dreamfever "Okay wtf kind of ending was that?!!?!" and wanted to throw her e-reader at the ending. If this series has the power to influence and cause this kind of reaction in so many people - I had to give it a try.
So for starters, I am not a huge paranormal fan (although I have been reading more of that genre this year), I have never read anything by Karen Marie Moning (although I have read many new to me authors this year) and I avoid stories told in 1st person like the plague - yes this one is written in 1st person from the heroine's point of view. Just a few of the reasons this book probably sat in the TBR pile unread.
I started this book Friday night and although not overwhelmed by the story to start with, there was enough there to spike my interest and keep me reading. One of those things that keep me intrigued was KMM set up a story and a world with lots of questions and unresolved answers. I need answers even if a story is about mystical fae, Unseelie, Seelie, Shi-sadu and lots of other things I can't say or spell.
Maybe I'm a little long in the tooth to really enjoy a heroine who is a 22 year old good-time "barbie" girl from the deep south. It soon became clear once MacKayla "Mac" Lane landed in Dublin to investigate the mysterious and heinous death of her beloved sister Alina that there is more to this girl than meets the eye. Who is Mackayla really? It's one of the burning questions in Darkfever. She seems to have no idea who or what she is and the powers she possesses in the Emerald Isle. Mac and I did bond over pink. The color pink. It's her favorite color (as the author reminds us of over and over again), but pink is also my favorite color - so at least we had that in common.
And just who is Jericho Barrons? At first I wasn't sure about him and the jury's still out but he must be a good guy right? Who or what is he - I have no idea, but I'm pretty sure after finishing this book - he's not human.
One thing missing for me - there was absolutely no romance at all in this book (you can't count the panty dropping action V'lane seemed to invoke on unsuspecting females). Barrons and Mac had a strictly business relationship. They needed what the other had to offer. Mac needed someone who could keep her safe while she continued her search for her sister's killer and answer her sister's dying wish by finding an all powerful book. Once Barrons realized Mac's potential and usefulness to his own cause their relationship evolved into - if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. I really hope that Mac didn't sell her soul to the devil when she put all her eggs into Barrons basket. I really could have used some smexy action especially featuring Jericho Barrons. Hopefully there will be some in the upcoming books *fingers crossed*.
I am told this book is an example of Urban Fantasy (I have no idea what that really means). If I had to classify this book, it would be as a suspense/mystery/fantasy/paranormal.
Was this the best book of a new series, by a new author I have ever read? No honestly that honor this year goes to the Moonlight series by Nancy Gideon - I gobbled up those books
Did I catch the Jericho Barrons fever? No, not yet - I need to see some more of the big guy
Am I starting to enjoy reading 1st person narrative? No I don't ever see that happening
Will I continue reading this series? Yes (I already have book 2 Bloodfever)
I didn't hate Darkfever and it didn't rock my world. I am intrigued enough about the characters, the story and the questions left unanswered to continue Mac and Barrons great adventure in the land of the leprechauns. (less)
If you’re a fan of straight up legal dramas then you won’t be disappointed by Hostile Witness (and it was a freebie at Amazon - doesn‘t get much bette...moreIf you’re a fan of straight up legal dramas then you won’t be disappointed by Hostile Witness (and it was a freebie at Amazon - doesn‘t get much better than that). It reads like any great lawyer show you might watch on TV or see at the movies. In fact it would make a great movie.
I was hooked right from the opening chapter.
A well-loved, Supreme Court Justice Fritz Rayburn is dead and a young 16 year old girl, Hannah Sheraton is in jail accused of his murder.
Josie Baylor-Bates is a great lawyer. She’s an athlete who enjoys a little beach volleyball, has a great no strings attached, mutually satisfying relationship with ex-cop turned PI Archer and a great low stress job at a laid back practice in Hermosa Beach...ahhhh that's the life.
But once upon a time Josie was a big time lawyer, forced into the spotlight when she defended a young woman, a mother of two small children. Josie defended her client so brilliantly that she walked only to later perpetrate the greatest crime a mother could commit. Josie never wanted to be in that position again so she threw in the towel for local small time, small problem law. Until a blast from her college days Linda Rayburn begs and pleads for Josie to defend her innocent daughter, accused of murder...the murder of Judge Rayburn.
The whole case is extremely interesting and complex. Hannah was a disturbed teenage whose metal status I continually questioned. She’s got OCD, cuts herself with razor blades and has been in trouble with the law in the past...basically she's a mess. Did she or didn't she do it?
It’s up to Josie to figure out the truth from the lies. What hidden Rayburn family dynamics are at work? The judge's son Kip, married to Hannah’s mom Linda is poised to assume his father’s seat on the bench. Who's willing to lie to keep the truth hidden? And is a little bit crazy Hannah going to be the scapegoat?
I really enjoyed Hostile Witness. It keep me guessing (even at 90% into the story). Was Hannah really innocent? Was she a consummate master manipulator? Josie was steadfastly in Hannah’s corner, defending her with every lawyer bone in her body when others would have sacrificed her to further their own agenda. Was history going to repeat itself? Was it possible for Josie to be so wrong about someone for a second time?
This is my first book by Rebecca Forster, but it won't be my last. I loved it. (less)
I started reading this book after seeing all the status updates from one of my Goodreads friends (Baba) who was reading it...or re-reading it and I ju...moreI started reading this book after seeing all the status updates from one of my Goodreads friends (Baba) who was reading it...or re-reading it and I just couldn't resist. And boy was that a great decision on my part. Yowzer Ice Queen was so good.
The personal grooming scene - too hot for words! And as a lover of tennis how exited was I to read a about the sexy tennis match between Master Tyler and Mistress Marguerite? The best set of tennis ever!
Ice Queen is all that and a bag of chips! Moving right on the Mirror of my Soul. I can't get enough of Tyler and Marguerite.(less)
Another great lawyer drama storyline. Archer's in a world of hurt in Silent Witness and the big bad ex-cop has got to rely on Josie and her lawyering...moreAnother great lawyer drama storyline. Archer's in a world of hurt in Silent Witness and the big bad ex-cop has got to rely on Josie and her lawyering skills to get him out of trouble and keep in out of jail. Really engrossing storyline as we learn a lot about Archer's backstory. I am really enjoying this series by Rebecca Forster.(less)
A sexy little witch and the big bad werewolf she tantilizes and drive to distraction. Excellent love story and well worth the "awaited". Loved everyth...moreA sexy little witch and the big bad werewolf she tantilizes and drive to distraction. Excellent love story and well worth the "awaited". Loved everything about Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night.(less)