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Robert B. Parker's Damned if You Do (Jesse Stone Novels Book 12)
Robert B. Parker's Damned if You Do (Jesse Stone Novels Book 12)
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $10.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Jesse Stone: Justice for Janet -Spoiler Alert!!! 2.5 ***, August 18, 2014
This was my first Brandman novel and to say it was interesting would be a half truth. The plot revolved around a dead prostitute and rival pimps 'duking it out'. While I enjoy murder mysteries, this one left a dry taste, dialogue and action-wise, in my mouth. Whether the characters survived or not, did not stir that fire within me. The writing was dull and characters flat and one dimensional. Even the badly managed elderly care retirement home sub-plot was prosaic. We are never told why Jesse was seeing his shrink, and maybe that would have added another layer to his flat personality. Or even a peek into his past bouts of alcoholism, might have cleared up his single life with no other personal connections outside his work environs: a parent, siblings, a child, or a wife. I kept expecting more,but was sadly dismayed. Omph!


Turned at Dark: A Bonus Shadow Falls Short Story (A Shadow Falls Novella)
Turned at Dark: A Bonus Shadow Falls Short Story (A Shadow Falls Novella)
Offered by Macmillan
Price: $0.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Short and Sweet., August 17, 2014
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This novella portrays Della's metamorphosis, into a vampire,as she slow comes to terms with what she has become. Thank you, cousin Chan. It also introduces Shadow Falls Camp strange residents. Well written. Can't wait to read the entire Della account.


Now and Then (Spenser Book 35)
Now and Then (Spenser Book 35)
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $7.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Murder, mystery under the cover of antisociety..., August 17, 2014
Pleasant novel, dialogue mediocre, semi action packed. In the end, the duplicitous bad guy and his group are caught. Justice served, and marriage is in the air.


The Real Thing (The Westmorelands Book 28)
The Real Thing (The Westmorelands Book 28)
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2.0 out of 5 stars It was So-So!! Spoiler Alert!!, August 17, 2014
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Adrian and ?? story was "middling" and unmoving; the forced dialogue, the consensus that they were really in love with each other happened to rapidly to be believable, and the numerous meaningless, sexual encounters did not bolster my feelings that they were a true couple. There was basically no chemistry, no spark jumping from or igniting the pages, when they were together. The back plot involving on the job sexual harassment was effective in bring that topic to the forefront, but again the final showdown seemed rushed. It was a quick summer read. I actually had to go back into the novel as I could not recall the main protagonist' s name... so sad but true... My only hope is s that Aidan' s romantic saga would be more captivating than his twin brother's. Oh yes, her name was Trinity.. and I'm a die-hard Matrix fan! It was so sad that she was not a memorable character.


Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, No. 13): A Jack Reacher Novel
Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, No. 13): A Jack Reacher Novel
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Thrill a minute: every line, every chapter., August 16, 2014
Lee has done it again in typical Reacher style. Graphically violent, action packed but well executed down to the last slash. His plot, characters, grammar, and dialogue were all well formatted to create a ' can't put down' novel. Amazing read!! Kudos, Mr. Child!


Midnight Bayou
Midnight Bayou
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Price: $6.83

4.0 out of 5 stars Second Chances, Second Lives., August 10, 2014
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (Kindle Edition)
Reincarnation and a second chance to right a lost love , to ask and receive a long overdue act of forgiveness, are the fuel and basis of the novel. Love can and has conquered all over time and through the blood of Lena' s past. Great writing, dialogue, story line, and well developed characters. To witness childbirth through a man's eyes was exhilarating; I'm certain that the brood of four more Fitzgeralds, Declan wanted, maybe be down to one or two.
Loved the novel, keep writing Ms. Roberts.


A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)
A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter's modern version of social inclusion for all!, August 9, 2014
It took a while to adjust to the novel's lengthy, complex story line; but once one got into the flow of the novel's characters and plot line, that 'can't put the book down' feeling so overwhelmed you. The novel's underlying message of cultural inclusion for fear of extinction is applicable to today's modern times. Intolerance, along with racial and cultural segregation will be our downfall, if we fail to peacefully coexist!
This is well written with no glaring grammatical faux pas, and that is a rarity in this era of self publishing. Thank you Ms. Harkness can't wait to enjoy your second novel in the All Souls Trilogy.


Taste of Passion (Madaris Family Novels Book 15)
Taste of Passion (Madaris Family Novels Book 15)
Offered by Macmillan
Price: $6.64

4.0 out of 5 stars Luke and Mac's Saga..., August 4, 2014
Mama Laverne has her wish fulfilled one more time. She has gotten Luke and Mac together against all odds, and five years of micromanaging scenarios of getting them to realize their destiny and their love for each other. The characters were well developed, the plot intricately woven, and the Madaris family has grown another branch onto their family tree. This is a great Summer read even though I deduce the culprit behind the vandalism to Mac's property very early in the story, before the story's conclusion.
Kudos, Ms. Jackson on a story well written.


Home to Seaview Key
Home to Seaview Key
Price: $5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Seth's story, July 27, 2014
Finally, a well written and edited novel from Amazon! The plot of the story, it's characters and dialogue created an atmosphere of small island serenity.... This long familiar peace is about to be broken by the return of Abby to the Cove. Insecurities, family drama, and resistance to progress run rampant through this novel, all culminating into a 'happy ever after'. Flaws: Seth needed to stop kvetching about Abby's wealth and this was out of character for Granny, but when did she become so negative towards Abby. Great summer read!


4096
4096
Offered by Appstore - US - MP - Offer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still waiting to reach 4096, this app is harder ..., July 12, 2014
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Still waiting to reach 4096, this app is harder than 2048, which I attained 3 times in a week. Frustrating yet pleasantly entertaining! Download for free, and play your heart out. ;-)


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