Monday, February 29, 2016

Depraved Heart

I haven't been feeling too well lately. My arthritis is really bothering me. So I treated myself to a couple of new books and this is the one that I am reading now...Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta). I have always read Patricia Cornwell books. I love the way they are written and the story lines are always written in a way that makes for a night of reading instead of sleep.

Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer genius niece Lucy. But how can it be? It’s clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago.
As Scarpetta watches she begins to learn frightening secrets about her niece, whom she has loved and raised like a daughter. That film clip and then others sent soon after raise dangerous legal implications that increasingly isolate Scarpetta and leave her confused, worried, and not knowing where to turn. She doesn’t know whom she can tell—not her FBI husband Benton Wesley or her investigative partner Pete Marino. Not even Lucy.
In this new novel, Cornwell launches these unforgettable characters on an intensely psychological odyssey that includes the mysterious death of a Hollywood mogul’s daughter, aircraft wreckage on the bottom of the sea in the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly gift left in the back of a crime scene truck, and videos from the past that threaten to destroy Scarpetta’s entire world and everyone she loves. The diabolical presence behind what unfolds seems obvious—but strangely, not to the FBI. Certainly that’s the message they send when they raid Lucy’s estate and begin building a case that could send her to prison for the rest of her life.
In the latest novel in her bestselling series featuring chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell will captivate readers with the shocking twists, high-wire tension, and cutting-edge forensic detail that she is famous for, proving yet again why she’s the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Storage Ghost Murders ~ Free Kindle Book

Storage Ghost Murders - Box Set 1 was a free kindle book set when this post was written. Cozy up on a Saturday afternoon and read!

 A Collection of 3 Cozy Murder Mysteries -
A Sweet Murder
Murder Vows
A Deadly Lesson

A Sweet Murder :
Ever since the car accident that claimed her parents’ lives Grace Abrahams has been able to see ghosts. She meets them at storage locker auctions that she goes to with her brother, Frankie.
In ‘A Sweet Murder’ Grace meets the ghost of an older woman – Connie Flamingo. Connie was the head of the hugely successful Flamingo Sweets. Connie can’t remember how she was murdered but knows that it was committed by someone close to her.
As Grace investigates the mystery she soon finds out that many members of Connie’s family had plenty to gain from her death. Furthermore, investigating Connie’s death has an unfortunate side effect on Grace.
As always, Pearl, the resident ghost at Grace’s shop, is on hand to offer advice.

Murder Vows :
In this story Grace meets the handsome Archie Goodwin. Archie was murdered a few hours after getting married to Jessie. Archie knows for certain that he was murdered, but he doesn’t know who would hate him enough to kill him.
As Grace looks further into the mystery she soon finds more than one suspect. She also meets another ghost, a young girl who is wearing Jessie’s wedding dress. Who is this ghost? And what has she got to do with Archie’s death?

A Deadly Lesson :
In this story, Grace meets a young girl, Abbie Quill, who died on her eighteenth birthday. Abbie was the victim of a hit and run. Grace discovers that Abbie waved to the driver just before the car sped up and raced towards Abbie on purpose.
Abbie can’t remember who the driver was, but she knows she saw L-plates on the car. It’s not long before Grace discovers several suspects – all with L-plates on their cars. But who killed Abbie? And why?


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Old Books

Monday, February 22, 2016

A Dyeing Shame (Myrtle Clover Mysteries Book 3) ~ Free Kindle Book

A Dyeing Shame (Myrtle Clover Mysteries Book 3) was a free kindle book when this post was written. As always, check the pricing of any "free" book before purchasing.


Some beauty secrets are more dangerous than others…

When Beauty Box beautician Tammy Smith is discovered with a pair of hair shears in her back, there are suspects and secrets aplenty in her small Southern town.

Octogenarian Myrtle Clover, bored by bingo and bridge, is intrigued by the crime...and her neighbors' secrets. But discovering, and blabbing, secrets got Tammy killed and Myrtle soon learns her sleuthing isn't just's deadly.

Other Works...

**If you want more Myrtle Clover, please check out the other books in the series: The books can be read out of order, but the technical order of the books is as follows: Pretty is as Pretty Dies, Progressive Dinner Deadly, Dyeing Shame, A Body in the Backyard, Death at a Drop-In, A Body at Book Club, Death Pays a Visit, and the upcoming A Body at Bunco.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dark Road Dark Souls ~ Free Kindle Book

Dark Road Dark Souls was a free kindle book when I wrote this post. Check the price before you buy it.

A distraught Daniel Williams travels from Western Australia to Scotland to identify the body of his estranged son, Ben, the victim of a brutal murder.

But he is dealt an unexpected hand and embarks on a search the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, battling the demons of his self destructive past and unknowingly dogged by tragedy at every turn.

Daniel’s journey leads him to Vincent Carlisle, Edinburgh’s most powerful drug lord, and the appalling realisation that his son had been connected to a major drug trafficking empire.

Detective Inspector Michael Cowen, Lothian and Borders Police, is desperate to keep the two men apart, but underestimates Daniel’s determination.

All three are drawn into a violent confrontation that will see lives destroyed and lives renewed.
Daniel’s search for redemption becomes a life and death race to protect those he loves. An ordinary man confronted by extraordinary violence...

How far will he go to survive?

Monday, February 15, 2016

HERITAGE ~ Free Kindle Book

HERITAGE was a free book for the kindle at the time of this posting. Has pretty good reviews. A good mystery with a twist.

A psychological thriller !

On September 6th, 1965, Sutter Wayne Thomas, 8, went missing from the Mecklenburg County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, North Carolina. He remained missing for eight years, and when he returned, horribly scarred and disfigured, he remembered nothing of where he had been, who had taken him, or what had happened to him. His abductor was never apprehended, or even identified.

30 years later, Sutter is a highly-successful true crime author and a public relations agent for missing children, lending his fame and fortune to the efforts for their safe return. For the most part he has adjusted to the world around him, though any lingering effects from his ordeal flare to the forefront when on the exact anniversary of his abduction, another 8-year-old boy goes missing from the exact place, at the exact time, in the exact way Sutter had.

HERITAGE is the story of not only of Sutter but of Patrick Lucas, the 8 year-old being held in the boiler room of a derelict castle at Heritage USA, an abandoned theme park; Dale Hartman, the detoxing heroin junkie hiding from his dealer/employer in a motel on theme park grounds; and Patrick’s unknown abductor who, if suggestive newspaper clippings being sent anonymously to Sutter are to be believed, just might be the same man who abducted Sutter 30 years earlier.

These four lives collide in horrifying and unpredictable ways as the investigation into Patrick’s abduction – and the media circus that goes with it – ramps up into full swing. Though there are no immediate suspects, the similarities to Sutter’s own abduction are pointing in an uncomfortable direction, and as this already-fragile man tries to rectify his unknown past with his turbulent present, missing fragments come to light in ways that transform not only the man, but the case, and the lives of everyone involved.

A psychological thriller dealing with issues of identity, victimhood, and the many forms of family, HERITAGE is a taut and surprising mystery where no one is certain and nothing can be trusted.

Friday, February 12, 2016

A Best Friend!

Psyched ~ Free Kindle Book

Psyched was free for the kindle at the time of this posting. This is a good book! I read it a while ago and when I seen that it was free I wanted to share it. It has great reviews.

 Aisi Turay has it all under control.

At least, she thinks she does. Forget that she just discovered her little brother is tormented by the ghosts and demons she sees all the time. Forget that her mom is a con artist who would probably exploit Aisi's psychic abilities if she knew about them. Forget that her dad is hiding a secret than can destroy everything she knows about herself. Nope, she's got this one...until that one awful day when she nearly loses it all.

With ghost hunter Vance, a distractingly cute college guy who stumbled into her life at the worst possible moment, Aisi must search for the messages hidden in visions and memories to protect her family. Only together can they uncover the horrors hidden in her family's past. Maybe together, just maybe, they can reclaim what she thought was lost forever.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tomorrow I Will Kill Again ~ Free Kindle Book

Tomorrow I Will Kill Again was a free kindle book when this post was written. Check the pricing.


"...Paul woke from the nightmare sweating and gasping. He couldn’t believe it, but he’d actually shed a few tears. Images he could not quite recall flitted around his thoughts like dark songbirds. Something red. Something wet and heavy. He tried to stop his heart from throwing itself against his chest like a caged animal... He could feel the presence of someone else in their home..."

Paul Kenner, a rising star in the world of historical war novels, has just moved in to his dream home. Everything is finally falling into place for him and his wife Jen; that is, until writer's block sets in. When he begins writing a disturbing, yet childish horror novel, flying though the pages far faster than he'd ever worked on his books before, he doesn't want to believe that anything is wrong. Yet it's hard to ignore the thing in the woods near his home. The old thing, the wicked thing... the thing that's been calling him closer.

The thing that calls him "friend."

Mr. 8 ~ Free Kindle Book

Mr. 8 was a free kindle book when this post was written. Check the price before You get this book.

Psychology professor Denton Reed has been pulled out of the classroom to find a killer. Bodies are turning up all over the quiet town of Bexhill. They are found dismembered and burned beyond recognition in a snow covered farmer’s field, by the abandoned mill, and under the train bridge. The only clue linking the victims is the bizarre figure eight patterns left behind in their homes.

Denton must use his unique profiling techniques to uncover the murderer, who the police have dubbed Mr. 8. As he begins to unravel the mystery, a strange pattern begins to emerge. Before their deaths, each victim was seized by dark obsessions and inexplicable changes in behavior. Whatever strange forces are affecting the people of Bexhill, they may actually be more dangerous than any killer.

As a wave of insanity sweeps the town, Denton will put his life on the line to get to the source of the madness and risk all to protect the woman he loves.

But is it already too late?

Kill Zone (Special Abilities Team Book 1) ~ Free Kindle Book

Kill Zone (Special Abilities Team Book 1) was free kindle book at the time of this posting .. Make sure to check out the price before buying.

 The wife of a biological warfare expert, murdered. Her husband, accused of killing her. Her intelligence operative brother-in-law, the target of assassins determined to hide the truth. All battle a formidable enemy adept at infiltrating the highest levels with body doubles. What is the Secretary of Defense to do?

He has only one choice: To activate the S.A.T.—Special Abilities Team.

Commander Sally Drake’s Secret Assignment Security Specialists return with a new team of operatives—all armed with special abilities…

Dr. Morgan Cabot heads the S.A.T. team and is ordered to interdict Captain Jackson Stern, the brother-in-law of the victim and brother of the accused killer—or his body double—and to determine which he is before he leaves international waters. Morgan must positively identify him and determine how the team’s enemy and feared adversary, Thomas Kunz, connects to this homicide case. Who killed Laura Stern, and why? Is her husband guilty, or had he been framed? And has classified intelligence on biological warfare been compromised, national security been breached? Who and what is the ultimate target?

Morgan’s special abilities have made her an outsider most of her life. She’s accustomed to skeptics; being highly intuitive has wrecked her every personal relationship and many professional ones. She’s prepared to face the challenges on this case. But she is not prepared to face Captain Jackson Stern. He matters. His opinion of her matters, and, depending on her findings and how this case resolves, he has a lot to lose.

Murder. Power. Resolve. Facing steep challenges from her allies and enemies, Morgan expects their worst, including being targeted for assassination. But not until she interdicts the secretive captain does she realize that to find her answers and accomplish her mission, she must risk her life and her heart.

“Kill Zone combines romantic suspense, military technothrillers, and paranormal elements to great effect.” --Jeff Ayers,Author Magazine

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I Love Reading Cookbooks

I can sit and read Cookbooks all the time. I just love looking at the recipes and the photos. I even try the recipes out every once in a while. It is fun to hunt for new items to fix for my family. I have found a lot of my family favorites in my cookbooks. I have so many cookbooks now that I have had to start storing them in boxes. Not enough shelves or room for new shelves in my house. But, I can't find myself wanting to get rid of them. My books of all kinds are like a best friend and will be with me for life.

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Coffin Trader ~ Free Kindle Book

The Coffin Trader is a free kindle book at the time of this posting. It has great reviews.

When a bellhop at a New York hotel is found murdered in a young teacher’s tiny office at a backwoods Connecticut college, she can’t offer the police any connection between her and the dead man. A week later, she finds a canvas bag in the staff room fridge. Inside it are two scraps of brittle paper and a gold bar stamped with an eagle and swastika cross – Hitler’s logo. If the crest is real, then the ownership of the gold bar is a crime. She decides to see a friend at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, who can help determine whether the bar is authentic. Much to her surprise he focuses on the scraps of paper and then warns her that secrets tattooed into patches of human skin, far more than the gold bar, are deadly—considering who had opted to hide his secrets in such manner. Forty-eight hours later, her friend is dead and the only man she can turn to for help is the one who betrayed her ten years ago.

Death Has No Hold ~ Free Kindle Book

Death Has No Hold has very good reviews and , at the time of this posting, the kindle edition was free.

 Being queen of Teylia Island did not satisfy Lucienda Vaneesia Lamont's lust for power and glory. She took pride in controlling and manipulating lives. Anyone who opposed her was punished. Four individuals in particular were the primary recipients of her wrath - her oldest daughter, Natalie, who became a Christian, married a commoner and turned her back on her mother and the throne - her - daughter's husband, Edward who influenced Natalie's decisions, Will Malroy, the father of her two children and Gillis Tavish Rouseau, Lucienda's husband.

"Not only did she pour her wrath upon them while she lived, but set things in order to torment them after she was dead and gone. She seemed to have tentacles that could reach from the grave."

Had she and her god not proven their superiority to the God of her daughter and her husband in succeeding to take their lives while they lived and in death forever? Or was there something she had not figured on, something that could use her own accomplishments against her?

Could death seal the fates of her victims or did death itself have no hold?

Share The Love Of Reading With Our Kids

Today is a great day for a homeschooling family. Snowing and cold. We don't have anywhere we need to go to and lots of books and hot chocolate. My 9 year old son and I are going to spend some of today just being lazy and reading. He got several new books for Christmas.

Sometimes , if your child doesn't seem to have any interest in reading , you have to find ways to get them to read by finding books that are about things that interest them. My son is into video games, zombies, Minecraft, Pokemon,  and a lot of science. So this book, The Last Kids on Earth, was the perfect book for him.

 Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Walking Dead in this very funny post-apocalyptic graphic novel for middle-grade readers. 

Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he's armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack's loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack's crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it? 

Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect book for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game. And stay tuned for the sequel, The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade, coming in Fall 2016!

Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection is the perfect book for any kid that loves Minecraft. It is a must-have book for their library. This book he usually is reading to all of us.

Revised edition with the most up to date stats, info, and sixteen pages of brand-new material!

Updated versions of Minecraft's four bestselling handbooks are available in a stunning, gold-foiled boxed set! This ultimate collection includes the Essential Handbook, Redstone Handbook, Combat Handbook, and Construction Handbook. Each book now includes sixteen-addtional pages with brand-new content! Minecraft--the indie sandbox video game that took the world by storm--has been hailed as one of the greatest phenomena amongst gamers and educators for both its simplicity and its brilliance. Allowing players to build, explore, create, collaborate, and even survive, Minecraft has created a brave new world of gameplay. Each handbook contains helpful tips and information from the creators themselves, all of which will prove vital to your survival and creativity as you learn to mine, craft, and build in a world that you control.

This book is huge. 224 pages! Made in a magazine , like, format. I think. But is is full of all of the best games and any gamer would want this Game On! 2016: All the Best Games: Awesome Facts and Coolest Secrets.

 Learn all about the hottest games, how they were developed, and how to beat them!

Game On! will feature information and statistics about all of the hottest games, tips and tricks for gamers, and interviews from gaming's biggest personalities, including game developers and pro gamers! With the help of Imagine, the top video games publisher, learn how to dominate the biggest online multiplayer games and unlock the rarest trophies and achievements in different game worlds. Also included is a definitive list of the fifty biggest games of the year, and the ultimate guide to the biggest fifty coming in 2016. Plus, this book is full of high-res screenshots of all of the biggest games!

Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon is a fun book and if you  know any kids that play then you have got to get them this book. Get them off of the video games for a while.

 The confusing-yet-brilliant inventor known only as Crazy Dave helps his niece, Patrice, and young adventurer Nate Timely fend off a "fun-dead" neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon! Winner of over thirty "Game of the Year" awards, Plants vs. Zombies is now determined to shuffle onto all-ages bookshelves to tickle funny bones and thrill... brains.

When I was a kid , I loved those choose your adventure books and this book, Plants vs. Zombies: Plant Your Path Junior Novel, is of the same style. You choose which way to go and hopefully beat the zombies. It is funny when we get to the page that says that the zombies ate our brains, though. Lots of fun reading this book together.

 Plant for your life! Based on the bestselling game Plants vs. Zombies, this junior novel allows you to decide how to escape the zombies. Plant Your Path lets readers choose where the story will go and how it will end. Will you defeat the zombie hoard, or lose your brains? The choice is yours!

So, if you find books that are of interests that your child has, They will have the love of reading, like you, also.


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