Monthly Archives: December 2009

"Nemi Vol.3," Written and Illustrated by Lise Myhre

Nemi Vol.3 by Lise Myhre (Titan Books 2009) is a collection of comic strips featuring Nemi Montoya and her misadventures in dating and life in general. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this! Supposedly, Nemi’s very popular comic … Continue reading

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Out with the Old and In With the New

Are we ready for the New Year yet? Hell, I am. This past year wasn’t a very good one for me personally but reading wise? I’ve discovered new authors this past year that I would like pimp just one last … Continue reading

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'The Ghosts of Belfast,' Stuart Neville

The Ghosts of Belfast (Soho Crime 2009) by Stuart Neville which is also known as “The Twelve” in the UK, is the first in a brand new series set post-Troubles. Mr. Neville’s Irish crime novel debut has been praised all … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Antoinette Stockenberg?

She’s written nothing since “Sand Castles” so I wonder what happened? For the unfamiliar, Antoinette Stockenberg wrote contemporary romances. Some of her earlier stuff had paranormal elements added to them. Usually it was a ghost or a spirit haunting a … Continue reading

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The Countess Trilogy, "The Countess's Client (No.1)," Alison Richardson

The Countess’s Client (Spice Brief 2009) by Alison Richardson is the first in the Countess trilogy. For the unfamiliar reader, Spice Briefs are erotic short stories published by Harlequin in “e” only. During their half off sale, I bought this … Continue reading

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Just Around the Way…(Links)

From my RSS feed and other places… Best Of Lists…Crime Fiction I’m a mystery reader, what can I say…and I love lists. Chalk this up as a “I can’t help myself.” Best Crime Fiction of the Decade Sarah Weinman Seattle … Continue reading

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Last TBR Challenge of the Year, Dec. 16th

We’ve reached the end of the 2009 TBR Challenge which will be this Wednesday, Dec 16. Did you find any great books? I’m sure you did. I did. Anyway, for this month, pick a good one. Sign-ups for 2010 will … Continue reading

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"Hard to Hold," Stephanie Tyler

“Hard to Hold,” by Stephanie Tyler (Dell 2009) is a romantic suspense novel, the first in a trilogy featuring Navy SEAL’s. The first story in this series features Lieutenant Junior Grade Jake Hansen. I think this quote lifted from the … Continue reading

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Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit, Motoro Mase (Author, Illustrator)

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (vol.3) (Viz Media Sig 2009) is written and illustrated by Motoro Mase. This series is taking off nicely, I must say. Are you interested in a story arc about government sponsored murder? Where random citizens are … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to 2010 Books

Hey, forget December, I’m looking forward to 2010 books already. What am I excited about reading? Glad you asked! Here is my list and please, share yours! A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin (Diana Norman), due out April 2010. The … Continue reading

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Ken Bruen, "The Dramatist," Jack Taylor No.4

The Dramatist by Ken Bruen (St. Martin’s Press 2007) is the fourth mystery featuring ex-Garda Síochána Jack Taylor. The stories are told through first person narrative and are set in Galway, Ireland. Jack Taylor is your typical alcoholic PI with … Continue reading

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