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text 2016-10-23 00:10
Reading progress update: 1%. Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Book Two.
Sense of Deception: A Psychic Eye Mystery - Victoria Laurie

Oh joy, joy, joy, joy, joy.

 

This is immediately hooking me!

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text 2016-10-21 21:17
Current Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon plan...
Witchstruck - Victoria Lamb
Sense of Deception: A Psychic Eye Mystery - Victoria Laurie
Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter) - Nalini Singh
Raven Cursed - Faith Hunter
The Real Werewives of Vampire County - Alexandra Ivy,Angie Fox,Tawny Taylor,Jess Haines,Tami Dane
Once Upon A Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales - Sabrina Locke,Audrey Faye,Jennifer Blackstream,Devon Monk,Donna Augustine,C. Gockel,Jenna Elizabeth Johnson,Anthea Sharp,Alexia Purdy,Julia Crane,Danielle Monsch,Annie Bellet,Tara Maya,Christine Pope,Alethea Kontis,Yasmine Galenorn,Phaedra Weldon
A Wind in the Night - Barb Hendee,J.C. Hendee
Dangerous Women - George R.R. Martin,Gardner R. Dozois
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity - Jim C. Hines,April Steenburgh,Susan Jett,Kari Sperring,Barbara Ashford,Avery Shade,Shannon Page,Seanan McGuire,Jean Marie Ward,Anton Strout,Kristine Smith,S.C. Butler,Joshua Palmatier,Juliet E. McKenna,Patricia Bray,Jay Lake,Elizabeth Bear
Magic Strikes - Ilona Andrews

...subject to change in mood or just plain seeing a more interesting book on someone else's post.  I also have some short stories, some stalled reads to push on a chapter and some samples/excerpts as filler to clear book hangovers.

 

I'll do good to finish two or three full length books.  I love Dewey's but actually read less during the event than on a usual Saturday because of all the online fun.

 

 

Anthologies for filler short stories:

  • Once Upon A Curse - from book description "17 Pearl tales from NYT and USA Today award winning authors .... more Grimm than Disney  ... in this anthology full of adventure, dark powers, and ultimately the enduring power of true love..."
  • The Real Werewives of Vampire County - from book description "Drama. Scandal. Secrets. And a whole lot of supernatural goings-on. " mix of fave and unfamiliar authors

 

Stalled:

 

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text 2016-10-10 21:49
Just bought for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon via booklikes purchase link
Sense of Deception: A Psychic Eye Mystery - Victoria Laurie

This series of books have all been fun, quick reads with a main character I enjoy and an unexpected depth.  So should be perfect for the upcoming Readathon.

 

*pats self on back* I remembered to support booklikes by using the purchase link here in between my fictfact purchase link buys.

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review 2015-11-27 00:00
Sense of Deception
Sense of Deception - Victoria Laurie Published!!! Yes, go girl!

The must have for my library is out, finally!

Dd 06 Aug 2015


Oh, finally I got aroung to reading this book. Frankly speaking I purposely refrained from wolfing it for several months so that there would be less time between the end of current book and the outing of the next one. Yep.

Dd 20 Nov 2015

Ok, here goes a teeny-weeny spoiler:
... I immersed myself in my relationship with my husband, in little ways at first. Dutch would come home from his morning workout and I’d bring him coffee as he stepped out of the shower. He’d slip into a crisp white shirt and dark slacks and run a little goop through his hair, and I’d eye him in the mirror with desire and a sultry smile that he couldn’t miss. He’d head to work and I’d put a love note in his bag—just a line about how proud I was of him. How beautiful he was. How happy I was as his wife.
He’d come home and cook dinner and instead of camping out in front of the TV while he fussed in the kitchen, I’d keep him company at the kitchen table and we’d talk about our days, about our future, about whatever came to mind. After dinner, he’d clear the table and I’d do the dishes, making sure to compliment him on the meal. On those weekends when he’d head outside to mow the lawn, I’d bring him an ice-cold beer. And, in those times when Dutch was in the mood and maybe I wasn’t, well, I got in the mood and we had fun.
As the weeks passed and I kept discovering little ways to open myself up to him, the most amazing thing happened. I found myself falling madly, deeply, passionately, head-over-heels in love with my husband. I’d loved him as much as I thought I could love anybody before I’d married him, but in treating him like my own personal Superman, I discovered how much of a superhero he actually was. How giving he was. How generous. How kind, caring, and considerate. How passionate. How loving. How genuinely good. And whatever wounds had never fully healed from my childhood finally, at long last, formed scar tissue. It was like being able to take a full breath of air for the first time in my life. It was transformative. And it likely would save our marriage, because, at some point, all that withholding would’ve turned a loving man bitter. On some level I think I’d known that and yet I’d needed my sister to point it out to me and help me change.
Sometimes it’s good to have people in your life that know you better than you know yourself.
Sage advice here.
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review 2015-08-20 18:18
Review: Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery #13) by Victoria Laurie
Sense of Deception - Victoria Laurie

Ms Laurie never fails to capture and hold my attention and all with a handful of unforgettable characters!

What I liked: I adore the characters in the Psychic Eye Mystery series. We're up to book 13 in the series and there is always something new and exciting to read about. The characters have grown a bit in each installment and I can't imagine getting tired of them any time soon.

Of course Abby is THE central character but she wouldn't work so well as the lead without her now husband Dutch, her BFF, Candice, and the others with which she interacts.  When I first started reading this series, Abby was interesting but could seem a bit shallow at times. I feel like I've watched her evolve and grow up a lot!  Abby and Dutch no longer frustrate me as a couple any longer. They are totally committed to each other and the interactions between them can be sweet, funny or loving. A great couple together. Candice added so much to the series. Abby has a foil for her impulsiveness. Candice is very deliberate and methodical in all their cases while Abby tends to fly by the seat of her pants and is extremely quick to jump to conclusions, which usually ends up with them in a bit of hot water.

Sense of Deception really makes you think about the death penalty. (I'm not revealing my thoughts on this matter). The way Ms Laurie writes this story doesn't throw fuel on the fire in a political way. She just writes the story and provides information on Texas' laws such as the death penalty, gun laws, etc. It was handled very well without the author slanting the story one way or another.

What I didn't like: There is nothing not to like in Sense of Deception or any books in this series. They are usually quick reads, lots of laughs, a case or two and very interesting characters!

Highly Recommended!!!!! 

Source: www.justtalkingbooks.com/blog/review-sense-of-deception-psychic-eye-mystery-13-by-victoria-laurie
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