Monthly Archives: January, 2012

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finish this week. It is hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of  Books so stop by and join in! Books Completed Last […]

Author Guest Post: Eva Stachniak, Author of THE WINTER PALACE

Yesterday, I reviewed The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak.  Today I’m thrilled to present a guest post by Eva about the research she did in writing this book: When I decided to write about Catherine the Great I knew I had to go to St Petersburg and see the city where Catherine spent so many […]

Review: The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Bantam (January 10, 2012) ISBN-10: 0553808125 Source: Publisher Varvara (Russian for Barbara) is the daughter of a book binder.  When her mother and father pass away within a year of one another, Varvara is taken under the employ of the Empress Elizabeth and finds a home in her court.  With Count Bestuzhev as her mentor, […]

The Retribution by Val McDermid

Hardcover:416 pages Publisher:Atlantic Monthly Press (January 3, 2012) ISBN-10: 0802120172 Source: Publisher Clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan make quite the dynamic team. The work they’ve done together to put away dangerous criminals makes them the envy of their coworkers. One individual, however, has forever changed & affected their careers, their very […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finish this week. It is hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of  Books so stop by and join in! Books Completed Last […]

Frightful Friday: The Innocent by Taylor Stevens

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. Feel free to grab the button & join in! This week’s featured book is The Innocent by Taylor Stevens: Hardcover:352 pages Publisher:Crown (December 27, 2011) ISBN-10: 0307717127 Source: Publisher In the follow up to The Informationist , […]

Review: An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette

Paperback:320 pages Publisher:Signet; Original edition (January 3, 2012) ISBN-10: 0451235517 Source: Author Haley followed her “soul mate” and moved to Key West.  Unfortunately, when she catches him in bed with another woman, the relationship ends abruptly. Haley’s a strong, independent young woman and vows to make a life for herself in Key West.  She’s always […]

Review: The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn

Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Penguin ((December 27, 2011) ISBN-10: 0143120700 Source: Publisher Seven years ago, the daughter of Texas police dispatcher Ian Hunt was abducted while he and his wife were out to dinner. The abduction destroyed his family; he and his wife are no longer together. He hasn’t spoken to his son, responsible for his sister’s well-being […]

Review: Affairs of Steak by Julie Hyzy

Paperback:304 pages Publisher:Berkley; Original edition (January 3, 2012) ISBN-10: 0425245837 Source: Kaye Publicity White House chef Olivia Paras has been tasked to work with her nemesis, White House Sensitivity Director Peter Everett Sargeant, on an off-site event for the First Lady. This task, already seemingly unwieldy due to the tense relationship they share, is worsened […]

Review: More than Words Can Say by Robert Barclay

Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (December 20, 2011) ISBN-10: 0062041193 Source: Publisher When Chelsea’s grandmother passed away she was devastated.  She was incredibly close to Gran and can’t seem to fathom how she and her mother are going to survive without her. Despite this closeness, Chelsea is surprised to learn that she has inherited […]