Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to PemberleyDeath Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this book delightful. The story took me back to some of my favorite characters of all time. I liked glimpsing into the lives of of Elizabeth and Jane after they were married. The author did a good job and keeping the personalities of the original characters while adding a plot twist. Lydia is still the same child like adult most of us feel sorry for and Wickham is still his infamous, vile, slimy self, which makes this story all the better. This book has a twist that I didn’t see coming and left my jaw on the floor. So if you are a fan of Jane Austen, or just like to travel back in time this is a good murder mystery book with some beloved characters. Happy reading my friends.

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Book Summary:
The world is classic Jane Austen. The mystery is vintage P.D. James.

The year is 1803, and Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth’s beloved sister Jane and her husband Bingley live nearby and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable. But all this is threatened when, on the eve of the annual autumn ball, the guests are preparing to retire for the night when a chaise appears, rocking down the path from Pemberley’s wild woodland. As it pulls up, Lydia Wickham – Elizabeth Bennet’s younger, unreliable sister – stumbles out screaming that her husband has been murdered.

Two great literary minds – master of suspense P.D. James and literary icon Jane Austen – come together in Death Comes to Pemberley, a bestselling historical crime fiction tribute to Pride and Prejudice. Conjuring the world of Elizabeth Bennet and Mark Darcy and combining the trappings of Regency British society with a classic murder mystery, James creates a delightful mash-up that will intrigue any Janeite.

From the bestselling author of The Murder Room, Children of Men and A Certain Justice, comes a wonderful mixture of the nation’s greatest romance and best-loved crime fiction. In 2013, this novel was adapted as a miniseries by the BBC, starring Matthew Rhys as Darcy, Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth Bennet and Jenna Coleman as Lydia Wickham.

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The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1)

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you’re in the mood for a dystopian adventure then this book is for you! I honestly hated not being able to listen to the story all the way through. Unfortunately real life had to come first a few times. The story follows a few teens and how they try to survive the 5th wave. But what is the 5th wave? You’ll have to read or listen to it to find out! Happy reading my friends.

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Book Summary:
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Ring in the Dead (J.P. Beaumont #20.5)

Ring in the Dead (J.P. Beaumont, #20.5)Ring in the Dead by J.A. Jance
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was great to listen to while driving home. It held my interest and the story-line was great. I did’t feel like I was missing any of the story even though it’s #20.5. The main character was killer and I loved how the author wrote it in a way that I wasn’t board with it. I’ll definitely be picking up more books by J.A. Jance. is the first book I’ve read/listened to from this author and I’m glad I did.

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Book Summary:
J. P. Beaumont may be an old homicide hand now, but back when he was a rookie working with his first partner, Milton Gurkey—a.k.a. Pickles—things took a turn for the worse . . .

One day, at the end of Beaumont and Pickles’s shift, a stop at the Doghouse restaurant quickly turns deadly. Not feeling well, Pickles steps out into the parking lot for a breath of fresh air and stumbles into a crime in progress. Suffering from a heart attack, he is found unconscious, with a dead woman on the ground nearby and the murder weapon in his hand.

With Pickles under investigation from Internal Affairs, it’s up to the new kid on the block, J. P. Beaumont, and his friends on the force to find out the truth.

Invitation (Harbingers #1-4)

Invitation (Harbingers #1-4)Invitation by Bill Myers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I give this book a 3.5. It wasn’t bad and the story-line was good. I like how each short story was different but with the same characters. I think some of the characters uniqueness got lost in translation and the story line got a bit jumbled, which is understandable with 4 different authors. However, if you like paranormal thrillers this is the book for you.

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Book Summary:
Four Bestselling Authors Team Up for Thrilling Supernatural Suspense – Gathering four stories from four bestselling author friends, Invitation is the first collection in the ongoing Harbingers series.

In “The Call” by Bill Myers, four strangers are drawn together to help a student at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. His gifts are supposedly being honed to assist world leaders . . . but there are some very disturbing strings attached.

Frank Peretti’s “The Haunted” confronts a supernatural mystery, a case of murder, and an exploration into the darkness of the human heart, all centering around a mysterious house.

In Angela Hunt’s “The Sentinels,” animals around the world are mysteriously dying. What could it mean? When the tragedy begins to touch Andi’s dreams, she discovers a terrifying theory.

“The Girl” by Alton Gansky is a gripping tale of a young barefoot girl found holding a scroll in the snowy Oregon mountains. She is sweet, innocent–apparently not of this world–and something wants to kill her.

Small Wars (Jack Reacher #19.5)

Small Wars (Jack Reacher, #19.5)Small Wars by Lee Child
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love being able to start and finish a book while I have my morning coffee. Jack Reacher has always been an amazing character and I like the adventures he goes on. This adventure touched a little too close to home for him. If you’re looking for a short, fast paced, story then this is a book for you!

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Book Summary:
A young lieutenant colonel, in a stylish handmade uniform, roars through the damp woods of Georgia in her new silver Porsche – until she meets a very tall soldier with a broken-down car.

What could connect a cold-blooded off-post shooting with Reacher, his elder brother Joe, and a secretive unit of pointy-heads from the Pentagon?

Erased: A Dark Romantic Thriller

Erased: A Dark Romantic ThrillerErased: A Dark Romantic Thriller by Sansa Rayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I honestly have no clue on how to review this book. I can say it’s really good and it has stretched my boundaries on reading Erotica, but that won’t do it justice. This book is different from other books I’ve read within this genre. The characters are very likable and I honestly LOVE Gabe even though I think he could have been a better person. Marla is kick ass and I love her take-no-shit attitude. I felt that she went through what she did but happy at the outcome of it all. However, with all that said, it’s a dark romance and some scenes left me unable to read more for a bit. Overall the story line is great and the characters I actually felt like they were real people. If you’re into dark romance/erotica go get this book!

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Book Summary:
“Resist or obey. Those are my choices.”

MARLA

Alone at a bar, recently fired from my job and about to move, no one will notice that I’ve gone missing, and my abductors know it. Smuggled to a secluded facility in the mountains, locked in a cell and stripped of my dignity, they’ve threatened me with a fate worse than death. They aim to break my will. They plan to erase me.

My captors are vicious monsters, except for one: the doctor, Gabriel. He urges me to accept their control and spare myself months, or even years, of pain and torment. Yet his merciful demeanor hides a dark, burning secret. Smoldering and mysterious, I’m drawn to him and his talk of submission. He may be my best shot at escape, but I hunger for far more.

With Gabriel’s help, the others will pay for what they’ve done to me. They wanted a toy, but they’ve woken a terror…

GABRIEL

If I’d known the truth about Halloran Asylum, I would have burned it to the ground long ago. Now I’m an accessory to unspeakable crimes, and no one will ever believe my story. For years I made peace with fate, but after a violent episode pushes me to the edge, I swore never to let them harm anyone else. Now they’ve taken another, and I can’t let it go.

I need to make Marla understand her strength and resolve will only cause her greater suffering. At first, training her is just a way of buying time, but her response to my touch, my command, drives me wild. I have to have her, but standing in my way is a horrid truth that could cost me her trust. If that happens, we’ll both be lost, trapped in this place forever.

I don’t care. I’ll risk everything for Marla, even if it means letting out the beast within…

Publisher’s note: “Erased” is a dark, romantic thriller with erotic content, no cliffhangers, no cheating and a HEA. It contains material some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.

Bound Together (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, #6)

Bound Together (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, #6)Bound Together by Christine Feehan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy WOW!! This story blew my socks off! I didn’t want to put it down, even through some of the rough parts. And I mean there was just some parts that were hard to read. This story follows Viktor who is the leader of a motorcycle club and his desire to get back to his wife Blythe. However, being undercover for 5 years to bring down a pedophile ring has left it’s mark on him and his fellow brother and sisters. Blythe on the other hand, has felt abandon by Viktor because he left without a goodbye. She has gone through hardships too while he was away. I love how the story takes place is one of my favorite areas which is the Fort Bragg, Ca. The descriptions of the places are spot on and makes you feel like you’re actually there with the characters. I don’t want to say too much since I don’t want to give spoilers away. All I can say is that this book is full of action, and won’t disappoint!

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Book Summary:
The Sea Haven series comes to a climactic end as the mysterious man from Blythe Daniels’ past re-enters her life. Don’t miss the final Sea Haven novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance” (J. R. Ward).

For five years, Viktor Prakenskii has put his life on hold in order to take down the world’s most feared motorcycle club from the inside. But carrying out the insane violence and seeing the club’s exploitation of the innocent has brought his traumatic past roaring back. And there’s only one cure: to see the wife he left behind…

Blythe Daniels thought she’d never see Viktor again after he murdered her stepfather and left without a word. She rebuilt her life without him, becoming a personal trainer and physical therapist…becoming strong enough for others to lean on. But when Viktor comes back to Sea Haven, he’ll make Blythe question everything she thought she knew about good and evil—and the dark desires of the heart…

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