Saturday, July 27, 2013

Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels

A vintage clothing shop seems a safe part-time job for Rachel as she completes her doctoral dissertation.  After having several quilts left on the porch, very fine quality and from an unknown source, Rachel begins to have strange moments with actions that she does not remember.

Could this be a case of possession, sympathetic magic, or insanity?  Working with several others she seeks to find answers.

A romantic suspense novel filled with just enough paranormal to keep things interesting.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Danse Macbre by Laurell K. Hamilton

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter seems to just be hunting sex to feed the ardeur.  If you like three hundred pages of off and on sex and a lot of drama then this is the book for you.  If you like a sudden ending that really does not tie up anything, then this is the book for you.

It was not the book for me and I think I remember why I stopped reading this series.  The first five or six are good and then the quality falls off.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Crystal Lines by Anne McCaffrey

The final installment of the Crystal Singer Trilogy find Killasandra Ree and Lars Dahl, her longtime partner, at odds over memory.  Crystal singers lose memory and they come to like it that way.  Lars does all he can to retain his brain function for more than the moment.

Light sci-fi with a very human factor.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Droagonflight by Anne McCaffrey

The first Pern novel introduces the reader to a world protected by dragons and the people that partner with them.  Filled with drama, moments of great love, and a few light hearted moments even after reading it several times there are new things to find.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Gwenda Reed is newly married and coming "home" to England for the first time.  Born in India but sent to live with an aunt in New Zealand after the death of her mother this is all new to her.   Her husband will follow shortly but she has gone ahead to find a new home for them. 

After finding the perfect house which feels just like home she begins to notice a few strange occurrences.  It is when she dreams of seeing a murder that she goes off to London to see a cousin and meets Miss Marple. 

As always Dame Agatha includes many twist and turns and it is not until the conclusion that the solution is offered.

Peagasus in Space by Anne McCaffrey

Peter Reidinger has "Talent" and that is a good thing. After having been injured he uses his powers of his mind to move his body which would otherwise confine him to a hospital room for the rest of his life.  Teleportation is still in the early stages of study but is being used to build and develop space stations to relieve the overcrowding or Earth.

This is a sci-fi novel but as with all good writing it deals with human nature good, bad, and ugly.  By using mental powers to communicate and transport the story is able to move along quickly without causing the reader to question the time-line.

Part of the Talents series which do not have to be read in order to enjoy.

Definitely Dead by Charlane Harris

Sookie Stackhouse is through with Bill the Vampire, is getting over Eric Northman, and is trying to live a "normal" life, or as normal as you can be when you can read minds and are surrounded by supernatural beings.  There is also that slight issue with Debbie Pelt that has yet to be resolved hanging over her head too.

Going off to New Orleans to take care of her cousin Hedley's estate, who really is dead and not just a vampire now seems simple enough. Of course it is not.

This is a fun read, moves quickly, and holds many twist and turns.