Review — “Firestorm” by Radclyffe

  Bold Strokes Books July 2011 288 pages “Firestorm” is the second book in Radyclyffe’s First Responder series. 30-year-old Mallory “Ice” James is the captain of a smokejumper crew and about to train a new group of rookies. A year ago, she lost two of her people in a fire and she’s determined to keep control this year. Under no circumstances does she want to have even friendly feelings for another firefighter. Her well-ordered life is interrupted when a new rookie is transferred without her knowledge. Jac Russo is the daughter of a senator and determined to prove herself. When …

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Review — “Damaged in Service” by Barrett

  Affinity e-book Press July 2011 250 pages 39-year-old Special Agent Zeke Cabot has a lot going on. She just wrapped up an undercover assignment, investigating the murders of homeless people in Chicago. While she managed to catch the killer, she was injured and is now experiencing symptoms of PTSD. On top of that, she’s also worrying about her mother who shows early signs of Alzheimer’s. She retreats to New Mexico for a vacation, but bad luck seems to follow her when she gets hurt in a hiking accident. Anne Reynolds, a local nurse, finds Zeke and takes care of …

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Goodreads

I confess that I never really got into the Facebook thing. But now I have discovered Goodreads, and I really like it, so I thought I would blog about it. Goodreads is a social-networking site for readers all over the world. Currently, it has more than 5.4 million registered users. As a reader, you can keep track of the books you have read, are reading, and want to read in the future. You can post reviews and rate books (Goodreads uses the five-star rating system). Like on Facebook, you can “friend” other members or you can become a fan of …

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Books read in 2011

Here’s a list of the lesfic books I have read so far in 2011. # 1 — Rum Spring by Yolanda Wallace Rebecca, an Amish teenager, falls in love with Dylan, an “English” girl. Fairly good and refreshingly different, even though it could have dipped deeper into some of the issues. # 2 – Jericho by Ann MacMan It has been ages since I read online fiction, but for some reason, I stumbled over this one… and I’m glad I did. It’s a story with great character development and witty dialogue. # 3 – Out of Love by KG MacGregor …

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Skyscrapers

While some writers say they haven’t read a book in years, most writers I know are voracious readers. But, of course, the time spent reading takes away from your writing time and vice versa. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing, but since I started writing every day, my reading time has declined. Most nonfiction I read nowadays is research for my next novel or book on writing. And when it comes to reading fiction, those numbers have declined a bit. In 2010, I read a total of 79 novels. Still not bad, but it was more in …

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50-book challenge V

#41 – Larkin Rose – The Pleasure Planner Brianna “Bree” Hendricks treats love like a commodity to be served up to her clients on demand, but has given up the search for a true love of her own. Logan Delaney is too busy trying to reconcile the legacy of her grandparents’ failed magazine company to invest in anything more than the occasional affair. Can two women who aren’t looking for love find it in each other’s arms? I’d call this one a PWP (Plot, What Plot?). It’s an okay read if you are reading for the love scenes, but the …

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50-book challenge IV

#31 – Lindsey Stone – Awakening to Sunlight Judith Hilford flees from an emotionally abusive relationship and accepts temporary lodging arranged by a friend until she can set her life on a new course. Lizzy Mayfield, a filmmaker who lost her lover three years ago, comes home from a business trip to find Judith and her child unexpectedly living in her apartment. Lizzy wants nothing more than to be left alone, but as Judith has nowhere else to go, Lizzy allows her to stay. While Judith struggles to create a new life for her daughter and herself, Lizzy is confronted …

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50-book challenge III

#21 – Megan Carter – Passionate Kisses Sara Stockton, Taylor Jenkins, and James Edwards have been best friends since pre-school. Their strong bond earned them the nickname of the Three Musketeers. When Taylor turned fourteen and announced she was gay, James and Sara stood by her. When James and Sara began dating, Taylor hid her love for Sara and moved on with her life. Now, fourteen years later, Sara and James are about to be married and Taylor is trying to deal with the upcoming wedding by rushing into a new relationship. As Sara and James begin to face the …

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50-book challenge II

#11 – Tracey Richardson – The Candidate Presidential candidate Jane Kincaid–gorgeous, dynamic and extremely driven–is taking the country by storm, passionately outlining her blueprint for America. Voters quickly fall in love with her… and so, unwittingly, does Secret Service Agent Alexandria Warner. Their mutual attraction begins to take on a fiery life of its own, and soon Jane fears that their intense feelings for each other are a tinder box that could destroy the landscape of her career… and alter the history of the country. Jane had always expected the road to the White House would exact a high personal …

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50-book challenge I

Some readers in groups like lesfic_unbound are participating in the 50-book challenge this year, and since I’ve reached # 50 a while ago, I thought I’d share my reading list of 2010. The summaries are not mine; they’re from the author’s or publisher’s Web site. The comments in blue are mine. #1 – Gerri Hill – The Scorpion Poking a sleeping bear with a sharp stick is foolish. Marty Edwards is about to be very foolish. Investigative reporter Marty Edwards has found her niche: cold cases. She loves pouring over old notes, hunting down long-forgotten witnesses, and digging down through …

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