Thursday, March 14, 2013

Book of the Week

The two pictures I've chosen to feature this week are extremely different in many ways, but both were great reads!

CALCULATED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) is part of her In Death series featuring Eve Dallas. I don't know how she does it, but this series continues to get better and better!



On Manhattan's Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.

A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone's hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta's murder was the work of a killer who's trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

But when someone steals the files out of Marta's office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke's world of big business to figure out who's cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer's violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait. . . .

Next up is SHADOWS ON STONE by Anny Cook. The characters in this book are wonderful, the mythology and the world-building first rate. Cook creates a world so vivid and real you can almost see, smell, hear, touch and taste it. Her storytelling ability is first-rate!


When Russet McGinnis and Maxen Pryce take on the responsibility for a late-season archeological dig, their quest for more artifacts is cut short when an early nor'easter forces them to close down the project until the next spring. The flight home takes a sudden ominous turn as they encounter a strange swirling cloud bank that surrounds them despite Max's attempts to avoid it. Lost in the wilderness after their plane crashes, Max and Russet must depend on each other's love and courage to survive.

Their struggle for survival compels them to bare their hidden secrets and acknowledge their feelings for each other. Homesickness and potent irresistible desire draw them closer as they work together to survive abduction, inexplicable attacks on their plane, encounters with shape-shifters, and a wild ride in a goddess-driven tornado until at last they confront their true destiny.


anny cook said...

Oh, Wow!!! Thank you, NJ!!! And I agree with you 100% on the JD Robb book. It's always a loooong time to the next one!

N.J.Walters said...

My pleasure. I really enjoyed Shadows on Stone!