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

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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 🙂

My former self

Posted in poetry with tags , , , on January 11, 2013 by firequeen3

If there is one thing I could go back and do over
I would have to say from age 14 to 17.
Boy did I royally screw up.
Thought I knew it all.

Wow, was I wrong.
You could of fit what I new then
into the palm of my hand.
Crazy how as we get older we see how stupid we were.

I hurt not only myself,
I hurt all those closest to me.
Destroyed someone I love deeply
Spent years trying to repair what I ruined.

You never truly get back to that place though.
Once you let words slip out,
You can’t take it back.
The wound will always be there.

You carry it around as a reminder
To never make that same mistake again.
The people you hurt carry around what you said
A wound that never really truly heals.

So if I could tell my former self
Or leave a note for future teenagers
I guess it would be that:
I know you think you know it all.

I know you think you know what is best for you.
I know you hurt, I know your soul bleeds to be free.
We as adults do hear you
We see you

You are not alone.
We will be there to understand,
We will be there to help you back up when you fall.
You will be okay.

A snippet of my book Crimson Intent by Crista Lynn

Posted in books, horror, snippet with tags , , , on January 9, 2013 by firequeen3

I awake slowly, in one hell of a daze. I try to clear the haze from my eyes, focus in on where I am.
Horror strikes me at once, as I am met by a gruesome sight. I close my eyes thinking this is just another of my nightmares. Alas when I open my eyes the horrific sight remains. My body wretches against the sight.
I immediately think what the hell have I done? Blood, the blood is every where. Questions race through my mind. Where am I? who’s blood is this? I look down at myself, both horror and relief grips me as I realized the blood isn’t mine. Yet I am drenched in crimson fluid. I will myself to get up. I try to steady my legs as I pull myself up. I realize I am in a meat packing company that’s not far from my flat. How did I get here? NO! I tell myself, focus. Dammit I must know who’s blood this is and worse yet, why am I covered in it? Oh god I whisper to myself as I see the carnage that has taken over the Slaughter house. My legs grow weak again. My stomach churns. The bile rises in my throat. A scream bubbles up yet no noise comes out.
There are body parts strewn all over the slaughter house. Sightless eyes of a detached head head stare back at me. This person I do not recognize. How the hell did I get here? I ask myself again. How did he get here? Most importantly,
What did I do to him?

Review on Rusty Nail by J.A. Knorath (spoiler alert)

Posted in Book Reviews, reading, reviews with tags , , on January 9, 2013 by firequeen3

I finished J.A. Konrath,s Rusty Nail in my absence also.
J.A Knorath is amazing he has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I found him about 2 years ago and have been hooked since. Of course I started with his collaboration with Blake Crouch named serial. I had yet to be introduced to Jack (Jacqueline) Daniels one of his most beloved characters. Since discovering Mr. Konrath’s Jack Daniels series I have also become hooked on them. I must admit though I have not read them in order I have jumped about a bit. Not to worry with the kind of writer that Konrath is you don’t really have to read this series in order he fills you with a back story in almost all the books I have read. It’s one of the things I actually enjoy about him.
So in this book we are introduced to a mystery serial killer who in some way is connected to the late Charles cork. Now like many of the killers Jack comes across Charles cork is a twisted, demented SOB. The copy cat killer has a bit of a bone to pick with Jack herself though so as you can imagine this book starts to heat up real quick. Victims start piling up and targets are being targeted. People close to Jack are on edge. All the while that this case is going on. Jack is dealing with relationship issues and her ailing mother who is still in comma.
So if you decide to pick up this book (which I highly suggest) buckle your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride.
As always thank you for taking the time to read my reviews.
I enjoy reading as much as I love writing and talking about the books I read.
I think my next review will be on Afraid by J.A. Konrath and Jack Killborn.
See you when I finish it. Till then happy reading
TTFN
Crista

Review for the drive home by Mu-Shaka Benson

Posted in Book Reviews, reading, reviews with tags , on January 9, 2013 by firequeen3

I stumbled upon Mr. Benson by accident I was sitting on my front porch this summer and my mailman came up and he asked if I was using the newest kindle reader. I told him yes he then gave me the name of a book to read. I said I would check it out. He said thank you as he wrote the book and self published. Being a self publisher myself I gave him my author name on amazon and also the name of my books.
Any-who once I found the books have to say I was very impressed.
Mr. Benson has that unique way of sucking the reader in on the first page. While this is more of a ghost story I still truly enjoyed it.
The short story is full of ups and downs. Twists and turns. Also I found myself relating to the ghost. I felt her need for revenge. Her sorrow, her hunger to feel something other then rage. At the same time I felt bad for her victims but there’s a flip side to that. I also felt anger at them for what they had let happened to the ghost.
All and all a very good read. Mr. Benson left me wanting more.
I recommend you check him out. You won’t be sorry.
Thanks for taking the time to read my reviews.
I am sure you will be hearing from me again soon as I did get to read a lot while I was away.
TTFN
Crista

My review for Pain of Others by Blake Crouch

Posted in Book Reviews, reading, reviews with tags , , on January 8, 2013 by firequeen3

This is another book I read while I was away from the Internet.
The pain of others is another of Mr. Crouch’s short stories. This like the other I reviewed today is also so worth the time and money spent.
We are introduced to a new character in Letty Dobesh. She is a thief and quite literally stumbles into a mess she never bargained for.
Letty then finds herself racing against time and a hired hit man to help save the life of a woman she has never met.
I highly suggest you read this short story. I myself would like to see more of Letty.
This book like many of Mr. Crouches there are excerpts from some of his other books.
Okay so this is the last for today. Thanks for taking the time to read.
Be back soon with another review.
TTFN
Crista

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