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Review for Babe on Board by J.A. Konrath

Posted in Book Reviews, books, reading, reviews with tags , on May 24, 2013 by firequeen3

Hello again. Okay so I read J.A. Konrath’s Babe on Board. This is a short story. It features Harry McGlade who has been in a lot of the Jack Daniels books.
Harry is a different character that’s for sure he used to be jacks partner. Now he is retired and is a private eye. This short story focuses not so much on a case Harry is working on but more on something going on in Harry’s life.
This short story is funny, yet there are times you want to kick Harry in his privates. He is a pig to say the least.
I recommend this short story for a read.
I finished it quickly. It held my attention.
I am currently reading Flee by J.A. Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
So I shall return once I am finished.
As always thank you for reading.
Till next time.
TTFN
Crista

Review for Afraid by J.A. Konrath

Posted in Book Reviews, books, horror, reading, reviews with tags , , on May 21, 2013 by firequeen3

Hello again. Okay so here I am finally I do apologize it took so long to get this one review out. I know I have said more then a couple of times that I would finish and review this book.
I will admit that this book was hard for me to get through. I also know what kind of author Konrath is and so I decided to stick with it and I kept picking it up. I knew eventually it would end up being the kind of book I am use to from Konrath.
I was right. It took more then half the book for me. Now I say with me because I am sure there have been others that couldn’t put this book down.
When this book really dug in I was very glad I picked the book back up. It was a roller coaster ride for the sick and twisted. I think I even recognized a character from another book of Konrath’s.
It will terrify you. Small town America watch out.
Okay don’t want to give all the goodies away so I won’t go into details.
I hate to spoil books for other readers.
This book is well worth the money.
The heroines are strong and the bad guys are ohh soo bad.
Okay that’s all I have for now.
I am unsure as to what I will be reviewing next as I am having trouble deciding what to read next.
So I guess until next time.
TTFN
Crista.

Review for Witch World by Christopher Pike.

Posted in Book Reviews, books, reading, reviews with tags , , on May 11, 2013 by firequeen3

Hello again. I finished Witch World by Christopher pike in a snap.
It grabs you by the seat of your pants and doesn’t let go until the end.
The main character is very strong and takes the reader deep into her thoughts, life and also the witch world.
There are other very strong intriguing characters. Like always its good against evil. In this case to different sides of witch world. By the end of this book you are thinking no I can’t be done already.
I know I can’t wait for the second part of this book to come out.
Again Christopher Pike is a young adult writer but like I said before I am a grown woman with kids and I truly enjoy his books and this series is no different.
I highly suggest you check this book out. You won’t be disappointed.
Thank you for your time.
Hopefully I will finally be able to finish afraid by J.A. Konrath.
Until then
TTFN.

Review for Whiskey sour by J.A. Konrath

Posted in Book Reviews, books, horror, reading, reviews with tags , , on February 27, 2013 by firequeen3

I just finished the first book in the Jack Daniels story, Whiskey sour. Now I realize I kind of hopped around and I apologize for that but I actually didn’t get interested in the Jack Daniels series until after reading Stirred.

I truly enjoyed this book. We are introduced to Jack and find out how she met Phinn and Lathum. I also got a bit of a back story on her and Harry I hadn’t read before this book.
Jack has been a cop for a good eighteen years by this story and has already claimed the rank of lieutenant. Jack is working the gingerbread man case. This book heats up fairly quick. I like fast paced. It keeps you interested. This book to me didn’t seem as frightening as some of the others in the series. None the less a fast paced, funny and thrilling read.
J.A Konrath makes this books fun to read and they are so worth the money you spend on them.
That’s it for now.
Till next time
Keep reading.
TTFN
Crista

Review for shaken by J.A. Konrath

Posted in Book Reviews, books, horror, reading, reviews with tags , , on February 23, 2013 by firequeen3

Okay, so here we are again. I just finished Shaken.
This book was great. It shifted between three different points in jacks life.
The first when she’s a new cop. The second 18 years into her career. Then the third is present day.
They all have to do with the same serial killers. The infamous Mr. K and another with a taste for dismembering escorts.
The shift between the three different periods is effortless.
While I have to say I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the last few it is still a great read. I enjoy reading a book that keeps me guessing and this one did. I also enjoy books that scare me and in that department I’m afraid this one fell a bit flat. Like I said though this is still a great story.
Jack is in a bit of a bind. Literally, jack awakes bound up in a storage container. It really does look like the end for jack. Not only that Jack and her new boyfriend Phinn find themselves with a bit of a surprise.
In the end jacks partner and lover and friends can’t find her but she is saved by someone you wouldn’t expect.

Well worth the read.
I realized that this being the last bookmark I read that I have not read the first in this series so whiskey sour will b my next review.
Till then keep reading.
TTFN
Crista

Review for Fuzzy Navel by J.A. Konrath (spoiler alert)

Posted in Book Reviews, books, horror, reading, reviews with tags , , on February 21, 2013 by firequeen3

So, I’m back and I am continuing with J.A. Konrath’s Jack Daniels series. I have finished Fuzzy Navel.
I have to say that this by far has to be my favorite of the Jack Daniels series so far.
I love how Konrath did this story in real time. Alex Kork is one of my favorite villains of his.

All of the characters seem to get their time but as u can imagine, most of the time is divided between Jack, Alex and the 3 other bad guys.
This day seems to never end. It starts with Jack and her partner Herb arriving at a shooting done by a sniper bent on killing sex offenders. Alex find Jacks new suburban home. Jacks mother is the only one home at the time. Jacks new fiancé Latham shows up soon. Jacks mother contacts her asking her to please come home. Jack does so after getting herb to cover for her.
That’s when things really start to go bad for jack and her loved ones. The sniper fears jack saw him when he was fleeing the scene of the shooting. He and his other sniper buddy’s surround Jacks house and things go from bad to worse for jack and company.
We find out some new family secrets from Jacks mother. Jack and everyone she cares about are pushed to their limits. Jack learns she can not protect those she loves. Makes her question not only herself but her ability as a cop.
This book is exciting, fun and action packed.
I hope you will take the time to check this book out.
That’s it for now.
Till next time.
TTFN
Crista

Review for Dirty Martini by J.A. Konrath

Posted in Book Reviews, books, horror, reading, reviews with tags , , , , on February 19, 2013 by firequeen3

I know I had promised to review Afraid by Killborn but I thought it only right to finish the Jack Daniels series since I have kind of jumped around in this series.

So I am reviewing Dirty Martini by J.A. Konrath.
In this book jack finds herself dealing with an unknown killer who prefers to dose food with deadly diseases and chemicals.
She gets the first call just as her boyfriend has popped the question. Talk about bad timing on the killers part.
Also she finds out the her partners transfer she hadn’t known about went through. To top it off while in a cleaning rage she finds a letter meant for her when her mother thought she was going to die. Jack finds out her father isn’t really dead and that he up and left her mom and her.
We have some pretty heavy personal stuff going on amongst this crazed killer with a jet injector armed with some of the deadliest chemicals knows to man.
Just another day for Det. Jack Daniels.

That’s it for now. Be sure to check out this book and the whole series so far I am hooked.
Till next time when I will be reviewing Fuzzy Navel by J.A. Konrath.
TTFN
Crista 🙂

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