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text 2018-10-01 09:00
September 2019 Reading Wrap Up
Miss Frost Solves A Cold Case: A Nocturne Falls Mystery (Jayne Frost Book 1) - Kristen Painter
A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon

 

 

Challenges:

BL/GR: 98/100

2018 Pop Sugar: 35/50 prompts filled

Halloween Bingo: 12/25 boxes read

 

 

1. Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright - 3.5 stars (Flat Book Society; Halloween Bingo)

 

2. The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage by Bill Miles and Walter Dean Myers - 1 star (WWI Reading List)

 

3. Rockets Dead Glare (Tourist Trap #9.25) by Lynn Cahoon - 3.5 stars (Halloween Bingo)

 

4. A Deadly Brew (Tourist Trap #9.5) by Lynn Cahoon - 4 stars (Halloween Bingo)

 

5. Nancy Drew, Detective Girl #1: The Demon of River Heights by Sho Murase and Stefan Petrucha - 1 star (Halloween Bingo)

 

6. Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case (Jayne Frost #1) by Kristen Painter - 4 stars (Halloween Bingo)

 

7. Wolves at the Door (Shifters of the Glen #1) by Skye Jones - 2 stars (Halloween Bingo)

 

8. The Siren by Kiera Cass - 3 stars (Halloween Bingo)

 

9. Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen - 2 stars (Halloween Bingo)

 

10. On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story by CDR. Richard Jadick - 3.5 stars

 

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review 2018-09-07 12:07
A Deadly Brew (Tourist Trap Mystery #9.5) by Lynn Cahoon
A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon

 

This book's storyline takes place between books 3 and 4. 

 

I liked this book better than the first novella (Rockets Dead Glare). It was the perfect Halloween bingo story - it takes place in October, at an abandoned mansion, with a ghost and a cold case to solve. Jill is sensitive to the ghost's demands to solve her case and her teaming up with Esmeralda was perfect. No one else in the party seemed to be interested in the case until Jill started to put all the pieces together, then everyone tried to help. Greg was the voice of the skeptic, but he knew better than to go against Jill's detective skills, so it was nice to see him let her take the lead and support her. And bonus points for finding the rapist/killer and seeing them brought to justice even after all the years have past.

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review 2018-09-07 11:30
Rockets Dead Glare (Tourist Trap Mystery #9.25) by Lynn Cahoon
Rockets' Dead Glare (A Tourist Trap Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon

 

 

 

My only quibble with this installment of the Tourist Trap Mystery series is that it messed up the timeline. This book's storyline takes place after book 3 and before book 4, even though it is published with #9.25.

 

Barry Gleason, the fire chief of the South Cove volunteer fire dept, is a womanizing asshole when not being a thorn in every South Cove business person's side. When he is found dead during a training burn, the suspects include close friends of Jill Gardner, amateur sleuth. She decides to investigate like she usually does (goes behind the back of her boyfriend/police chief Greg King) and discovers something different about this murder. Since Greg has already solved the murder, he decides to let Jill finish her investigation to sharpen her skills, maybe? Greg doesn't seem to mind Jill's sleuthing in this one, so there is a lot less white lies and more clues dropped. I enjoyed it.

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text 2018-09-07 10:35
Cover Reveal #1 - Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap

Cover Reveal - Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap

(Books 1-3)

 

Synopsis':
 
 
Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap, Book One: The Bachelor Missions
 
The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it's the ultimate game of cloak and dagger... 
 
Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he's drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team- and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place. But as he plunges into mission after mission- from a 'holy heist' to babysitting a young hacker to going undercover in a cult- Kristian find that everything he tried to leave behind is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, and then some. First there's the mysterious woman who knows more about Kristian- and his past- than makes sense while using science fiction weapons that don't make sense period. Then there are the shady powers-that-be who are responsible for drafting him back into this world to satisfy their own nefarious agendas. It's all Kristian can do to keep from being pulled into their games as he tries to figure out who to trust and what to fight for, even as the trap put in place to destroy him is set with a ticking clock. 
 
When did espionage get so complicated?  
 
 
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Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap, Book Two: In the Rogue
 
The classic game of cat and mouse- but who's the cat and who's the mouse?
 
 Kristian Clark is still reeling from his accidental marriage to his rookie, Susan Deanna, when NEO anarchists attack their agency and they have to go on the run with his- their?- two adopted children. But the NEOs aren't the only ones who are after them- the strange agency that seems straight from the pages of a science fiction novel is hot on their tails. But are they going after Kristian? Or Susan? Or both? But as they work to stay one step ahead of their pursers, secrets begin to come to light about their enemies, their friends, and even each other. Things are in play that are beyond any of their understanding or attempts to control. Even if all reality seems to be a fabrication, will Kristian be able to face his calling? 
 
What if everything you knew was a lie? 
 
 
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Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap, Book Two point Five: Ruptured Reality
 
I'd tell you I love you... But then you'd make me change the baby's diaper. 

Kristian Clark can go undercover for months on end, combat multiple enemies at once, and even teleport through dimensions. He should be ready for everything. But having a newborn child... is a little outside his skill set. 

And the universe isn't ready for little Shannon either. The tentative layers of the universe begins to peel apart and his adopted son gets pulled through a portal in the hospital. 

Along with an angry wife and reunited best friend, Kristian travels the dimensions to find his son and somehow find a way to save reality without giving up his little girl.

Also includes seven other stories and illustrations.

All profit goes to charity. 
 
 
 
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Artist credit:
 
Cover art designed by Victoria Cooper. https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaCooperArt
 
 
 
About the Author:
 
Jes Drew is the author of the Ninja and Hunter trilogy, the Howling Twenty trilogy, the Kristian Clark saga, and the Castaways trilogy. She lives with her mom, dad, younger sister, four younger brothers, and two dogs, obsessing about her true love, Captain Steve Rogers. There is a possibility that she may or may not be a superhuman, but she hasn't discovered her powers. Yet. Also, she might be a spy, but that's classified.
 
 
 
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text 2018-08-31 09:00
Friday Reads - August 31, 2018
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them - Jennifer Wright
Khobar Towers: Tragedy and Response - C.R. Anderegg,Perry D. Jamieson,Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
Rockets' Dead Glare (A Tourist Trap Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon
A Touch of Midnight - Lara Adrian
The Demon of River Heights - Stefan Petrucha,Sho Murase
Miss Frost Solves A Cold Case: A Nocturne Falls Mystery (Jayne Frost Book 1) - Kristen Painter
A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon
Hollywood Scandals - Gemma Halliday

2 TBR piles for September and October - 1) Regular reading and 2) Halloween Bingo.

 

Regular Reading: Starting Tuesday, I will be listening to the audiobook version of The Flat Book Society September's pick, Get Well Soon, as that is the only copy of the book my library system had. Next on the non-fiction que is Khobar Towers, which is only 153 pages so it should go quickly. I am hoping to finish Hollywood Scandals soon.

 

Halloween Bingo Reading: A Deadly Brew by Lynn Cahoon (Free Space - will be released Sep 4th), Rockets Dead Glare by Lynn Cahoon (Amateur Sleuth), A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian (Relics and Curiosities), The Demon of River Heights (Nancy Drew, Girl Detective #1) by Carolyne Keene, Stefan Petrucha and Show Murase (Baker St. Irregulars), and Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case by Kristin Painter (Cozy Mystery). All are short books that I can get through quickly over the weekend. 

 

Because my husband was denied leave (vacation time) and was TDY to Iceland for a month this summer, he has spent little time with the kids, who are now in school. So we are taking a day trip to Legoland Windsor on Monday as an end of summer surprise. HEE HEE HEE Adam and I can't wait to see their faces when we drive through the arch into the park.

 

Happy Labor Day my fellow Americans!

 

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