05-26-18 – Blog Queen - Sarah Raplee

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Smorgasbord of Books!

I read across all genres. So I thought I would share some of the different books I've read.

First a sci-fi from Author M. Pax. This book is packed with adventure.

"In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bio-engineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the first book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. Try it for free. A space opera adventure. After the war with the Foreworlders, Backworlders scatter across the remaining planets. Competition is fierce, and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to improve his fortunes by destroying his son. He tells his only boy their moon isn’t big enough for them both and gives Craze a ticket for the next transport leaving the space dock. Treated worse than a stranger, like the scuzzbag of the galaxy, Craze is forced to flee his home. Cut off from everyone he knows with little money and no knowledge of the worlds beyond his, he must find away to forge a new life and make sure his father regrets this day."

"The Troublemaker Next Door" is NOT Erotica, but it is VERY HOT!
This is the first of a three book series. Excellent read! Marie Harte writes men who walk and talk like real men. I've never found a better writer who can make male characters so-o-o believable.

"He's not into relationships. She's done with idiots. But where there are friends...sometimes there are benefits. And sometimes the boy next door might be just what you need at the end of every day."

If you like mysteries, Paty Jager's "Double Duplicity", the first in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series, is a must read.
 Book one of the Shandra Higheagle Native American Mystery Series 
On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth. 
Detective Ryan Greer prides himself on solving crimes and refuses to ignore a single clue, including Shandra Higheagle’s visions. While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Ryan believes in them and believes in her. 
Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?

This book by Kate Curran /Kathy Coatney was very entertaining. The pace was perfect and the characters came alive on the pages.

"Leave Me Breathless… What do an inquisitive reporter, a dedicated cop, and a band of geriatric mystery sleuths have in common? The desire to see justice done! Tossed from a prestigious San Francisco newspaper, journalist C.J. Pulaski returns to her hometown of Conspiracy, California, in disgrace. She’s hit rock bottom and will do anything to find her next big story and get her career back on track. In desperation, she even joins her father's Trench Coat Brigade, a wacky group of seniors with a penchant for solving mysteries. After his partner was killed in the line of duty, Nate Cole left the LAPD to become police chief in Conspiracy. Small town living suits him just fine until he has to solve a thirty-five-year-old murder, keep the Trench Coat Brigade in line and deal with a spunky, outspoken reporter. Now, Nate suspects there’s been something missing from his life."

There are so many good/great books available. I just can't keep up with all of them!! My to-be-read pile is so big, it will take a couple of years to read all the books. Unfortunately, I keep adding to the pile! Go figure. I'm a writer and a reader!!!  

What genre do you like to read?  


Sarah Raplee said...

I like to read a varirety of genres, too. I've read Double Duplicity - a wonderful mystery with a unique setting and protagoanist - really loved this one and the sequel. The third book in the series is on my TBR pile!

The Backworlds Series, The Troublemaker Next Door and Leave Me Breathless are going on my TBR pile as well. They all sound like great reads!

Thaks, Diana!

Kate Curran said...

Great post Diana and will have to check out these authors!

M Pax said...

I've read 2 of these and have read several of Paty's books. Will add this new one! Thanks, Diana!

Marie Harte said...

Thanks, Diana! But I have to correct you. The Troublemaker Next Door is the first in a four book series. :) Off to share! Thanks again.

Diana McCollum said...

Thanks, Marie! I had three on my mind. I knew it was a four book series!

Z. Minor said...

Always enjoy your blog posts. I read a lot of genres as well.

Judith Ashley said...

I read both Historical (many different time periods but many English, Scottish, Irish settings) and contemporary. I'm not in to darker themes so stay away from mysterys, suspense and, obviously, thrillers. Love Paty's Shandra Higheagle series as well as her Isabella Mumphrey mysteries and her Spirit Trilogy. Now I've new-to-me authors to add to my pile! Thanks, Diana