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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

“Incendiary” - What if your past comes back to haunt you?

What if your past came back to haunt you?
Chris Redding answers the question in her latest book, "Incendiary", published by Imajin Books in September 2012. Previously, this book was published with another publisher. It’s set in New Jersey, in a fictional town. The heroine is an EMT while the hero is a firefighter.

The electricity of an impending storm raised the hair on Chelsea James's arms. Barefoot, she stood on the wide front porch and watched the trees blow almost in half.

Her dead sister's voice played in her mind.

"It's like nature has to violently clean up," Morgan would say as they stood in this very spot.

They both loved storms. The power of nature impressed Chelsea. Morgan concentrated on the aftermath. Odd that she never thought of the aftermath of her own actions.

"How so?" Chelsea would ask her older-by-a-few-minutes sister.

Morgan's eyes would be wide. "Because a storm gives the trees a haircut, gets rid of the ones that are weak. And on top of that, the rain helps the ones that do survive."

Chelsea would nod.

But this storm didn't bring with it the same renewal. Somewhere deep inside her, Chelsea knew this storm was different. This storm could bring destruction— or worse—this storm might not bring the wanted rain for those trees that survived.

She sighed. Right now she missed her sister more than anything.

Chelsea's firehouse pager went off. "Unit 37, you have a fully involved structure fire on Briar Lane."

As Captain of Biggin Hill First Aid Squad, she had certain duties. But she was also a firefighter and sometimes that took precedence. The shakiness of the dispatcher's voice told her this fire could be big.

So tonight she'd be a firefighter.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tess Gerritsen - Short Story!

If you're into Isles and Rizzoli, here is a short read for you: John Doe by Tess Gerritsen.


It should have been a night to remember, but Maura Isles can’t recall a thing.

Maura is longing to ditch a ritzy cocktail party, along with her four-inch heels, when a handsome, charming stranger appears. But somewhere between sipping a fresh glass of champagne and waking up the next day on her sofa lies a black hole of forgotten time. As Boston’s medical examiner, Maura regularly teams up with police detective Jane Rizzoli on homicide investigations, and Jane’s latest case makes Maura’s blood run cold. A brutally murdered man has been found in a city park with Maura’s address tucked in his pocket. Maura IDs the victim as the charmer she met at the party. Her alarm turns to terror when she learns the murdered man was a predator with victims of his own. Fearing she may be guilty of a lethal crime she can’t recall, Maura races to recover the missing hours that hold the truth—and that hide a shocking secret.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

YES! A new Tess Gerritsen!

LAST TO DIE is Tess Gerritsen's latest novel, the tenth in her Isles-Rizzoli series (note that to me they are Isles-Rizzoli, not Rizzoli-Isles, a no-brainer who my favourite character is). Read why Tess wrote LAST TO DIE, and I'll review the book as soon as I can get my hands on it.

Hmmm... a paper book order from Amazon (and then the wait while the book flies to New Zealand)?
A trip to the local book store (trying and failing to park the car within two kilometre radius) hoping they have it?
A Kindle download? (Means I can't read it on the run if I let the charge run out.)

Decisions, decisions.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I Would Finish My Book On Time If…

I Would Finish My Book On Time If… is such an awesome post by my favourite author, Joshilyn Jackson, that I am going to repost it here. If you like it, please read one of her books. Any one. They are all unique. They are all the purest shade of awesome.

So, here it is:

I Would Finish My Book On Time If… ALL MY ONE THOUSAND CHILDREN will stop having stomach flu, going camping and befriending several thousand lice that have to be poisoned and then hand combed out 4 hours a day for 3 days, and then falling on treadmills and banging their ADULT PERMANENT front teeth out. Actually that is all the one child. The other is being PERFECTLY UNOBTRUSIVE so I expect his leg to come off at track today.

What happened with the tooth was...