Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Cast of Corbies by Mercedes Lackey & Josepha Sherman

In this Bardic Choices novel a group of musicians team up with a theater company to put on a play.  A series of "accidents" lend that little bit of mystery and intrigue.
A touch of magic, commoner and noble love story, evil group in the church, light, fun reading.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Fatal Fortune by Victoria Laurie

Abby gets a call in the middle of the night from Candice, her BFF, telling her to retrieve a file and tell no one.  The next morning she sees a video that appears to be Candice making a hit on a doctor from Vegas.  Believing that Candice would only do such a thing for a very good reason Abby begins to investigate.
The overall story line is good but I admit the lying gets on my everlasting nerves! Why Dutch puts up with her I have no idea. I would have kicked her to the curb long ago.

Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton

The first novel written by the author of the Anita Blake series is really good at the end, at the start, not so much.  I kept thinking I had missed something important but going back I saw I had not.  It read like a sequel but after checking several times I am convinced it was the first one she wrote. 
Not bad, just to many characters that really had no part in moving the story forward. 

Shakespeare's Counselor by C. Harris

Lily Bard is finally ready to face her past and how it affects her. After only a couple of weeks of a group counseling session for victims of rape she arrives to find a woman dead in the counselor's office and a member of the group knocked out on the floor.
This is my favorite one of this series so far.  Lily grows as a person and I really start to like her a lot more.  Bobo is once again a player, in more ways than one.  It is neat to see him as a young adult as I first "met" him as an adult in Midnight, Texas.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Deadly Forcast by Victoria Laurie

Abby and Dutch are coming up to their wedding day.  A bombing case comes into their FBI office and although Abby's crew has told her to stay away she does not listen.

Abby soon gets the feeling that Dutch will die and it is going to be her fault.  Add this stress to the stress of a wedding, a house being finished and working a high profile case and things are not going well.

One chapter leads up tot he wedding, the next chapter deals with the two hours approaching the wedding and features M.J. Holliday and Gill from the Ghost Hunters series.  M.J. also featured in one of the earlier Abby Cooper novels. 

The story line is good but Abby got on my nerves with her passive aggressive behavior.  Why her sister Cat does anything for her I have no idea and why Dutch would put up with some of her behavior I also do not understand.  If this was the first in the series I had read I would stop but I will hold out hope the next one will be a bit better.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris

Lily Bard stretches herself and goes home just before Christmas for her sister's wedding.  Coming back home is sometimes easier than expected and at others harder than she can imagine. 

The sudden death of a new mother causes changes in plans for the pre-wedding festivities.  Lily then becomes involved in the mystery of a long ago missing child. 

This installment deals more with Lily's history and background and makes her realize that Shakespeare is now home.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris

Lilly Bard is beginning to come out of her self imposed shell.  She has friends now, although she does not always know quite what to do with them.  She also is willing to protect others.
When flyers start appearing on windshields with a white supremacists message she is angry but now sure where to direct that anger.  Of course being a person that cleans houses she learns more than she wants to know sometimes although some becomes useful information
Another quick read and we learn a bit about Bobo Winthrope who appears many years later in the Midnight. Texas series.