Review: "A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (Audiobook) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: "A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (Audiobook) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: PA tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she’s got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. Eight years ago, Nikki Fife was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and needs Kinsey’s help to find the real killer.If there’s one thing that makes Kinsey feel alive, it’s playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer and sharper than she imagined. Bought on Audible What I Loved:  Kinsey is one tough cookie!  She is very much someone I would want on my side in an investigation.  I like that she is PI and not a cop that gives her a little bit more room to work things out in the Kinsey way.  She is whip smart, tough, and yet flawed in the “independent, opinionated, little bit defensive” kind of way.  I really liked all her personality quirks.  The case itself was pretty good too.  I had part of […]

Posted February 3, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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Review: India Black by Carol K. Carr (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: India Black by Carol K. Carr (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads:  When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing documents by the British spy known as French, India finds herself dodging Russian agents-and the attraction she starts to feel for the handsome conspirator. Review Copy from Publisher What I Loved:India was such a lovable, quirky, funny, smart, and off-beat lead character.  She is definitely unique and her way of handling whatever gets thrown out her makes you laugh out loud then go hmm. It seems that every time she is thrown something new, dangerous, or slightly annoying (aka some of the people that work for her) — she just rolls with punches with style that is all her own.  She ranks as one of my favorite to read characters of all time! 2 of my favorite India-isms: My name is India Black.  I am a whore.  If those words made you blush, if your hand fluttered to your cheek or you harrumphed disapprovingly into your beard, then you should return this volume to your […]

Posted February 3, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
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Review: No More Regrets by Marc Muchnick (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

Review: No More Regrets by Marc Muchnick (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: We all have regrets in life, but none of us want to have more of them. While the sources of our individual regrets are unique to each of us, Marc Muchnick has discovered that there are some common themes:  we get stuck in ruts and lose perspective, hanging on to bad jobs, bad relationships, and bad habits; we fail to appreciate how little time we have on this Earth and take people and things for granted; we live without authenticity, sticking to the status quo and losing sight of our dreams; we stop evolving, becoming trapped in our fear of failure and rejection: and we become overly self-absorbed and judgmental, growing insensitive to others.  Each of the “30 Ways” falls into one of five overarching strategies for avoiding these sources of regrets:  (1) Gain a Fresh Perspective(2) Cherish Each Day(3) Follow your Heart(4) Stretch Yourself(5) Be the Force of Goodness. The book is written in a “pick-your-style” format—you can dip in at any point and find something of value. You can try to implement a way a day, or work on one way for a week. Just one or two new insights from the 30 ways presented in the […]

Posted February 2, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Review: As You Wish by Gabi Stevens (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: As You Wish by Gabi Stevens (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Gabi’s Site: Regina Scott, known as Reggie, has made a successful life for herself despite her lack of magical powers. She is content to live out her life as a Groundling until the outgoing fairy godmothers tell her she’s the second new replacement. In the space of a few days, she faces a curse, a plot to overthrow the Arcani world, and an entirely too enthusiastic mother. And she doesn’t know which will be the most difficult to deal with. Can Reggie balance trust, magic, and danger and still find the happiness she deserves?  Review copy from Author (I will be buying when it releases)This title will be released on April 26, 2011. What I Loved:  Reggie was a wonderful central character.  She was giving, strong, quick thinking, willing to try new things, and smart.  All the things a fairy godmother in training should be! She really was my kind of gal, research then make a decision on what she believes. Normally the secondary characters end up in my “what I liked” section but I fell in love with Joy, Tommy, Alf, her parents (specifically her mother), her sister Dell, and the godmothers (again-I would love to read their […]

Posted February 2, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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Review: Toil and Trouble by HP Mallory (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: Toil and Trouble by HP Mallory (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: The Underworld in civil war.The cause? A witch who can reanimate the dead.A sexy as sin vampire determined to claim her. An infuriatingly handsome warlock torn between duty and love. Who says blonds have more fun? After defending herself against fairy magic, Jolie Wilkins wakes to find her world turned upside down-the creatures of the Underworld on the precipice of war. The Underworld is polarized in a battle of witch against witch, creature against creature, led by the villainous Bella, who would be Queen. While Jolie has one goal in mind, to stake the vampire, Ryder, who nearly killed her, she also must choose between the affections of her warlock employer, Rand, and the mysteriously sexy vampire, Sinjin. And as if that weren’t enough to ruin a girl’s day, everything Jolie knows will be turned inside out when she’s thrust into the shock of a lifetime. Toil and Trouble is the second book in the Jolie Wilkins series, the follow up to Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble Received from Author and bought on Amazon (yes folks I liked it that much)! (Tara from 25 hour books loved it too! Check out her Review) What I Loved:  Toil and […]

Posted January 31, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
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