Deeper Than Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 9) by Lara Adrian


Book Description

Publication Date: June 28, 2011
At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well—the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free.

Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos’s most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he’s hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he’ll go to end Dragos’s reign of evil—even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne’s tender heart.

Review –
The last time I read a book in this series was  October of 2010 and I was able to pick right up with the story line(which is much too complicated for me to go into detail here) and the characters.  It is a very fast read and if you like hunky century old vampires with a strict moral code, hot romantic scenes and very bad mean villians, you will love this series.  I highly recommend it.


Tickled to Death (Claire Malloy Mystery #9) by Joan E. Hess



Product Description:

Murder is no laughing matter—especially when it comes to marriage. So before Luanne gets in too deep with her new flame, a dentist named Dick, she’d like her best friend to do a background check. Did Dick murder his two previous wives? That’s what Arkansas bookseller and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy intends to discover…

 Everything Claire turns up on this would-be blue-beard keeps leading her down a slippery slope. The police are determined to prove Dick guilty of double homicide, but Claire’s not so sure. Something about his story just doesn’t add up. But if Dick didn’t do the deed, who did? The only thing Claire knows for sure is that Luanne won’t have a moment’s rest until she finds out…


Review –

I don’t know how I did it but I read this book out of order and I hate it when that happens.  Oh well, too late now.  What’s done is done.

I didn’t care for this story as much as the others and I really can’t explain why except that the characters didn’t seem as interesting and I didn’t like the “bird” storyline.  I’ve already moved on to another in the series and I hope it turns out better.