Posted in Historical, Loved It, Mystery, Teaser Tuesday

Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Teaser:

“Do You Really want to marry Max and live in Germany?”
“Darling, he’s richer than God and the sex is divine.”

Author: Rhys Bowen

Genre: Mystery

Rating: L

Synopsis:

My mother, the glamorous and much-married actress, is hearing wedding bells once again—which is why she must hop across the pond for a quickie divorce in Reno. To offer my moral support, and since all expenses are paid by her new hubby-to-be, Max, I agree to make the voyage with her.

Crossing the Atlantic, with adventure in the air and wealthy men aboard, Mother all but forgets about Max and matrimony—especially when movie mogul Cy Goldman insists on casting her in his next picture.

Meanwhile, I find myself caught up in the secret investigation of a suspected jewel thief. Lucky for me, the lead investigator happens to be my dashing beau, Darcy!

Mother’s movie and Darcy’s larceny lead everyone to Cy’s Hollywood home, where the likes of Charlie Chaplin are hanging about and there’s enough romantic intrigue to fill a double feature. But we hardly get a chance to work out the sleeping arrangements before Cy turns up dead—as if there wasn’t enough drama already…

Bluestocking’s Opinion: Boy was I glad to see this book come out!!! I love this series. I’m really enjoying the fact that Georgie is starting to spend more time with her mother. For one thing, it means that her mother actually buys her some new clothes for once. It irritated me to no end that Georgie has had to live a life of essentially poverty while her mother ran around in designer clothing spending more money than one could imagine.

I didn’t guess who the murderer was. I was completely surprised. I really thought the author was going with the spurned lover storyline.

Anyway, this was a great fun read!!!

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Posted in Meme, Monday Morning Update, Teaser Tuesday, Wishful Wednesday

Monday Morning Update May 5, 2014

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Well, it has been a while. I’ve been taking another cake decorating class. Final Project

Here is what I’ve got in the mail.

Shadow Kiss
Blood Promise
Spirit Bound
Last Sacrifice
Bloodlines
The Golden Lily
The Indigo Spell
The Fiery Heart
Star Wars Darth Maul Lockdown
Star Trek TOS Serpents in the Garden
Apart at the Seams
Star Trek Enterprise Rise of the Federation Tower of Babel

What Are You Reading?

I’ve read all of these but Serpents in the Garden and Tower of Babel.

Posted in Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday January 14, 2014

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week is from Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano.

Even when we were children, I thought something like what happened to Daphne could happen to you. One day you’d say something that upset the wrong person, and –We’re supposed to keep each other safe.

Page 170.

Posted in Fantasy, Rated E, Teaser Tuesday, Uncategorized, Urban fantasy

Any Other Name

Any Other NameTeaser:

“Error? I’ve been working in my capacity as procurement manager for over eighty years, and I have never once made an error in my staff requirement calculations.”

“That makes today an interesting day for you then.”

Author: Emma Newman

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: Exceeded my Expectations

Synopsis:

Cat has been forced into an arranged marriage with William – a situation that comes with far more strings than even she could have anticipated, especially when she learns of his family’s intentions for them both.

Meanwhile, Max and the gargoyle investigate The Agency – a mysterious organisation that appears to play by its own rules – and none of them favourable to Society.

Over in Mundanus, Sam has discovered something very peculiar about his wife’s employer – something that could herald a change for everyone in both sides of the Split Worlds.

Bluestocking’s Learned Opinion: Generally, second books in a trilogy tend be be rather dull (think the Empire Strikes back). Not so with this book. The Fae lords are up to something. Well Lord Iris is, and Lord Poppy is looking for anything he can hold over Lord Iris. Lord Iris is moving William into a high societal position. It is not clear for what purpose he is doing this.

I have to say that I didn’t really like William in this book. He’s too craven for my liking. He knows Cat didn’t want to marry him. Rather than earn her trust so that they could eventually have normal marital relations; he drugs her under the orders of Lord Iris because Lord Iris insists that Catherine have a child by a certain period. I thought William should have asked the head of his house to lift the curse on Cat so that she can touch other men besides males of his own family. That really was something that should have been disclosed prior to the marriage. Then there is the whole infidelity thing. Talk about taking a serpent into the bosom. Has it never crossed any man’s mind that a woman might be using physical charms for power? Apparently not. I think this guy deserves whatever happens to him.

As much as I disliked Lord Poppy, he’s extraordinarily charming once you’ve been introduced to Lord Iris. Man Lord Iris is extraordinarily cold and calculating. I got the impression that Lord Poppy did actually like Cat. Lord Iris sees the members of the Iris family as tools to be used and discarded.

With both of the supernatural elements in this series, I was a little bit perturbed to discover that there is yet another power. Remember how faeries don’t like iron. So there is a Lord Iron.

Anyway, this is shaping up to be a world class fight for the last book in the trilogy. I don’t know how the author is going to tie off all the loose ends unless she makes the last book really long.

**Smiles in ecstasy at the thought.**

The last book comes out next month!!!

Posted in Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday September 3, 2013

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser is from The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

“I punched Five in the head,” Nine says matter-of-factly. “It didn’t go well.”

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Teaser Tuesday May 28, 2013

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Today’s teaser is from The Judgment Stone by Robert Liparulo.

“They ate him.” The voice came from behind them, and they both jumped.

Page 77.

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May 21, 2013 Teaser Tuesday

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser is from Dead, White, and Blue by Carolyn Hart

Last time I saw Maggie, she looked like hell. I guess she really loves the sorry jerk.

page106

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Teaser Tuesday May 14, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser is from Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void

Lanoree walks to her, and as she approaches, the Master starts talking quietly. Remember, the Force does not lies, although if you’re out of balance you can make es from it.

Page 107

Posted in Teaser Tuesday

Tuesday Teaser April 23, 2013

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser is from The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

“Hang the Lightwoods,” muttered Will. “I believe he underestimated Bridget. She carved those creatures up like a Christmas turkey.”

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Teaser Tuesday March 26, 2013

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser is from Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth.

She may be right. Everyone says Jane’s father was a high-born gentleman. Well, there’s a fancy-lookin’ gent gone in Master’s Office.

Page 36.