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Border Fire

Amanda Scott has clearly done her research. Unfortunately, though Scott knows her border law, Border Fire lacks heat.The story opens with the capture of the infamous Scottish raider known as Rabbie Redcloak. Hugh Graham, an English deputy, plans to hang Redcloak without a trial. Knowi ...

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Warm Hands

Thirty-four year old Mya Williams' romantic relationships suffer from the lack of a positive male role model in her life. Her father has made a habit out of cheating on her mother. Her brother Mark is turning out to be just as much a player as his father. Her 64 year old Uncle Brother has left his w ...

B+
Seducing Alicia

Dr. Alicia Underwood is a top radiation expert working for a company called Envirotech in Seattle. The “Wipe Clean Project” is hers alone, and will, if this groundbreaking research is proven effective, create a bacteria that will ultimately “eat” radioactive waste at the earth surface, keepi ...

C
The P.I. Who Loved Her

Seven years ago Liz Braden left Mitch McCoy literally at the altar, escaping the small Virginia town of Manchester for better opportunities. Now she’s returned, discovered by Mitch himself late at night, on a deserted highway while she’s fixing a flat tire in a wedding dress. Mitch is blown ov ...

B+
The Lazarus Child

The Lazarus Child almost can’t be categorized as a book. Sure, it sits between covers and contains writing that, on it’s own, would pack a powerful punch. But the thought that it takes to delve into the story and understand the hearts and minds of the characters makes it, not just a book, but an ...

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The Golden Chronicles Series

Practice to Deceive This is the first book in the fantastic Patricia Veryan series, the Golden Chronicles, and early on shows all the promise that make every novel in this six-book series a Desert Island Keeper for me. I read it in a matter of hours when I first bought it and now I re-read it at le ...

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Queen of the Darkness

Remember your last visit to a carnival fun house? You walked into a completely dark room, unsure of what was going to happen. Maybe something would jump out at you, or your image would be distorted with mirrors. There were mazes, riddles and wrong turns. In the end, you emerged shaken, laughing and ...

C+
Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue is a book that so badly wants to be liked that it forgoes risks in order to do so. Pity. This is the kind of novel that could have opened up vistas of the human mind. As is, it's simply a love story, and a nice one at that. But it pales in stark comparison to what it might have been. ...

F
Forever Rose

I have to admit a certain personal aversion to working historical figures into works of fiction. I am so hardhearted on this fact that I even found Shakespeare in Love, the darling of the 1999 Academy Awards, a bit hard to swallow. Still, I began Forever Rose with the high hopes that it would blend ...

F
Sinful

Anthology
With a name like Sinful, I expected a book like a box of chocolate truffles - bittersweet and dark and wonderfully rich. Instead, I got a can of warm grape soda pop - sticky, sickly sweet and oh, so purple. But, shame on me. What should I have expected from a collection of stories where the tie-in t ...