Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Evermore by Lynn Viehl is another book in her Darkyn series. Evermore is the story of Jayr who serves Byrne, who is her Darkyn master. Jayr has been in love with Byrne for years, but the only time they are close is at full moon when they renew their oath of loyalty by sharing each other's blood. Unknown to Jary, Byrne has decided to leave the Kyn and retreat to a life of isolation. The purpose of the tournament he is hosting is to find a new master for Jayr. Byrne has been hiding his feelings for Jayr for years and can no longer control what he feels is the monster inside him. Jayr is the only person on earth who can call Byrne back when he feels that he is losing control.

Viehl gives the readers another winner with Evermore. With much mystery, romance, and more on-going stories about Michael and Alexandra, Evermore keeps the reader wanting more stories of the Darkyn.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Night Lost

Night Lost by Lynn Viehl is a Darkyn novel. Gabriel Seran has fallen into the hands of the Brethren, who continue to torture him to try and find out more information about his fellow Kyn. The members of the Darkyn have been given proof that Gabriel has been killed, when he actually has been blinded, nailed to a cross, and sealed in a chapel cellar.

Nicola "Nick" Jefferson has been traveling across Europe, looting churches of their precious artwork and fencing the items to make her living. At each location, she liberates the captive vampires, hoping someone can lead her to the Golden Madonna. The Golden Madonna was stolen from her family over 10 years ago, and it's recovery seems to be her current purpose in life.

Gabriel and Nick have met before in each other's dreams. Nick finds Gabriel in the sealed chapel cellar and frees him and then proceeds to keep them both alive. Gabriel knows that they must get to the High Lord to be safe. Nick and Gabriel have been attracted to one another since they met in their dreams. Once they are together in real life, neither can fight their attraction.

The battle continues once they arrive at the compound of the High Lord. Gabriel and Nick arrive just as Michael Cyprien comes to the compound to free Alexandra. Alexandra has found a way to heal the High Lord, especially once she figures out who has been trying to make sure he dies.

Viehl writes another winner with Night Lost. There are only a few Darkyn novels left, and I can't wait to read each.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Now You Die

Now You Die is the final book in Roxanne St. Claire's first Bullet Catcher trilogy. Lucy Sharpe runs the Bullet Catcher organization. Jack Culver is the former Bullet Catcher who brought a case to Bullet Catcher that involves the false conviction of Eileen Stafford on a murder she never committed. Jack has figured out who was involved with the conviction, but needs the help of the Bullet Catcher resources to take down such a high powered person.

Of course, the history between Lucy and Jack is not only a business relationship, but as former lovers, they have a much more personal history. The attraction between Lucy and Jack has never gone away. Jack has always had feelings for Lucy, but Lucy has never wanted to let her attraction to Jack develop into anything more. Jack and Lucy must work together to find out the truth about Eileen's life and keep everyone attached to the past safe. All the while, Lucy and Jack move closer and closer to their true feelings for one another.

Now You Die has all the action, adventure, and romance I've come to expect from St. Claire, as well as the added surprise to keep the reader begging for more.

Then You Hide

Then You Hide by Roxanne St. Claire is the second in the Bullet Catcher trilogy. Wade Cordell is assigned to locate Vanessa Porter and bring her back to South Carolina to meet the woman who possibly gave her up in a black market adoption ring thirty years ago. Vanessa has known she was adopted for years and has no desire to go meet her birth mother. She does however need Wade's help to locate one of her friends in the Caribbean.

Wade makes the deal that he will help locate her friend and Vanessa agrees to go to South Carolina to meet her mother and see if she is a bone marrow match, since her birth mother has leukemia. Wade soon learns that they are up against people who are trying to keep them from finding Vanessa's friend Clive. As it becomes clear that more is in the works than just locating her friend and leaving town, Wade must work overtime to keep Vanessa and himself safe from those around them.

Wade and Vanessa also find that they can't fight the attraction they feel for one another. Vanessa really has never committed to anyone at all and really doesn't like that Wade carries a gun. Wade is trying to figure out if he wants to take a full time job with Bullet Catchers, and wants to know how Vanessa really feels.

St. Claire again throws some surprises in the mix, but overall writes another action packed romance with a bit of mystery for good measure. I look forward to reading the final book in the trilogy, Now You Die.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Lipstick Jungle

I finally got a chance to watch Lipstick Jungle, which is NBC's big hit from last spring. I really never planned to pick this show up, but my friend Molly told me I had to give it a shot. I loved it and can't wait for the start of season 2 on Wednesday night(9/24). The characters Nico, Wendy, and Victory each show that women can not only be successful, but strong women too. They have pretty much the same struggles as most people: professional struggles, problems with husbands, boyfriends, and children. NBC has really written a hit with Lipstick Jungle, which is based on the Candace Bushnell, the writer of Sex and the City.

First You Run

First You Run is the first in a trilogy by Roxanne St. Claire in the Bullet Catchers novels. Adrien Fletcher, or Fletch as everyone calls him, goes to Lucy to get permission to track down a baby that was given up in a black market adoption thirty years ago, while on his own time. He must seek permission, as he plans to work with Jack Culver, a former Bullet Catcher that Lucy no longer wants to be involved with the Bullet Catchers.

Fletch tracks down Miranda Lang, who has no idea that she was possibly adopted, and is currently starting a book tour that someone is trying to end by any means. Fletch and Miranda are attracted to each other from the minute they see each other. Fletch takes it upon himself to protect Miranda from whoever is out to stop her book tour and anyone who is trying to harm her due to the research of the adoption. Miranda's possible biological mother is serving life in prison for a murder she never committed. Someone is trying to cover up the adoption of Eileen Stafford's child and will go to any means to do so.

Fletch has his work cut out for him while he keeps Miranda safe and researches her possible adoption. With much romance, adventure, and a few twist thrown in to keep the reader excited, St. Claire writes another winner with First You Run!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Take Me Tonight

Take Me Tonight by Roxanne St. Claire is another in her Bullet Catcher series. Lucy's niece Sage Valentine comes to her aunt for the first time in her life for help. Lucy lets Sage know that there is nothing she can do to really help her out, but unknown to Sage, Lucy sends in Johnny Christiano to keep Sage safe. Johnny has his work cut out for him, as Sage is every bit as dedicated to her mission as Lucy would be. Johnny also is really fighting his attraction to Sage, although, Lucy left out the most important information about Sage being her niece.

The chemistry between Sage and Johnny leaps off the pages. St. Claire gives the reader another winner with Take Me Tonight. There is lots of mystery and romance, with a bit of action thrown in for good measure. I look forward to reading more of the Bullet Catcher novels.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thrill Me To Death

Thrill Me To Death by Roxanne St. Claire is another book in the Bullet Catcher series. Bullet Catcher Max Roper has never let emotions get in the way of his job, except with one person, who is now his principle, Cori Cooper Peyton. Cori's husband died of a heart attack and she doesn't believe it was natural. Max is sent in to protect Cori and investigate if she had anything to do with her husband's death.

Max and Cori have chemistry that leaps off the pages! Neither want to believe that their past relationship will effect their current situation, but it is soon clear that their attraction to one another has not lessened over the years.

While Max and Cori investigate her husband's, William, mysterious death, someone has decided that Cori should die as well. Someone tries to hit her with a car, shoot at her through a window, and even burn down a trailer when she is in it. As Cori and Max get closer to the truth, they also get closer to one another.

St. Claire writes another winner with Thrill Me To Death. There is much action, mystery, romance, and even a few surprises to keep the reader entertained. I look forward to reading many more St. Claire books in the future.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Dark Need

Dark Need by Lynn Viehl is the next in the Darkyn novels. Dark Need centers on Lucan, who has always been in direct competition with Michael Cyprien. Lucan's world begins to change the first time police detective Samantha Brown walks into his bar. Lucan has been connected to 2 homicides that Samantha and her partner Harry are investigating. Each of the victims had been in Lucan's bar the day they were killed. Samantha is drawn to Lucan for reasons she can't understand. When Samantha's partner Harry is murdered, it is Lucan who comes and takes care of her the first night.

Samantha sees more to Lucan that what he portrays to the Kyn. Samantha knows that her love for Lucan can help them stay together. Lucan decides the best way to protect Samantha is to lock her up and tell her he doesn't love her. Lucan and Samantha go through so much to find happiness together. Viehl writes another winner with Dark Need. The Darkyn novels have a little bit of everything to keep the readers coming back for more.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Private Demon

Private Demon by Lynn Viehl is the second in the Darkyn novels. Jema Shaw is and antiquities expert who moonlights as a police forensic consultant to escape her over-protective mother and her own mysterious illness. Thierry Durand who is still recovering from the torment to his body by the Darkyn enemy and his wife's betrayal finds himself drawn to Jema from the first moment he sees her. Thierry slips into Jema's dreams each night to fulfill all of her deepest, darkest desires. Jema begins to enjoy her time in her dreams more than reality.

Michael Cyprien and his mate Alexandra have come to Chicago looking for Thierry. Alexandra is still trying to figure out a cure for the Darkyn. From all the blood test she has run, it seems that the Darkyn have become vampires due to an infection in their blood. Unknown to Thierry, his visits to Jema have put her in the sites of both the Darkyn and their enemies the Brethren. Jema and Thierry's future comes to a head when they attend a party at Jema's neighbor's home, who just happens to be a member of the Darkyn. Jema's mysterious illness is discovered as well as the reason her mother was so over-protective her entire life. As the Brethren attack the Darkyn, Jema finds out where her future lies.

Private Demon has romance, adventure, and lots of action to keep the reader rushing to see what happens next. I enjoyed Private Demon, and look forward to reading more Darkyn novels.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Kill Me Twice

Kill Me Twice by Roxanne St. Claire is the first in the Bullet Catcher series. This was my first book by Roxanne St. Claire, and I loved it!

Alex Romero is the hottest "Bullet Catcher" in the business. Lucy Sharpe, the owner of Bullet Catchers, sends Alex to Miami to be a bodyguard to Jessica Adams, who is one of the news industry's rising stars. Unknown to Alex, Jessica and her twin sister Jasmine have already arranged for Jazz to "fill in" as Jessica for a week while Jessica finishes up some work on a huge story she is researching.

Alex and Jazz are instantly attracted to each other, but neither will initially give into those desires. They also must work together to find out where Jessica has gone, as the pieces start to fall into place that she actually might be in big trouble.

Lucy finally reveals to Alex who really hired them for the bodyguard job, just in time for two other Bullet Catchers to arrive to help Alex and Jazz find Jessica. Kill Me Twice has mystery, romance, and adventure, and I look forward to reading each of the other Bullet Catcher stories by St. Claire!

Monday, September 01, 2008


Chosen by PC Cast & Kristin Cast is the third in A House of Night series. In Chosen, Zoey faces even more challenges than she did in the first two books, which say a lot as she has already faced more than any other fledgling. Zoey is juggling three boyfriends and keeping her friends in the dark about what is really going on with Stevie Rae. Zoey has also formed a bit of a friendship with Aphrodite, which none of her good friends understand.

Zoey makes many a mistake in Chosen, but they all seem to be because she is concerned for her friends or upset about something happening to a friend. Chosen leaves the readers wanting more and luckily, Untamed comes out later this month, so we don't have long to wait.