Monday, October 31, 2016

Grim Tidings (Aisling Grimlock #1) by Amanda M. Lee

Aisling Grimlock is having a bad week. Well, actually, she’s having a bad life -- not that she's complaining. Okay, she's totally complaining.

After being laid off from her secretarial position, she has no choice but to join the family business, and now she’s a full-time grim reaper. That’s right. She collects and transfers souls to the hereafter.

Cool, huh? Not quite.

On the second day of her new job, Aisling (literally!) stumbles over a dead body that’s not on her list and the stakes are suddenly raised because, when a name isn’t on the list, that means someone stole it (and that's never a good thing).

Aisling’s family, which consists of a tempestuous father and four overbearing older brothers, are hot on the case – but the answers they’re coming up with aren’t exactly soothing.

It seems a contingent of wraiths have descended on the area, and they’re not just dangerous for unsuspecting souls and the general populace. The Grimlock family is at risk, too.

If that weren’t bad enough, Aisling finds herself inexplicably drawn to Detective Griffin Taylor – the police officer who considers her a murder suspect. Oh, and she's a wraith-magnet -- although, truth be told, she's more interested in Detective Taylor.

Aisling is determined to prove that she has what it takes to be a great reaper – even if it means risking her life and proving her father and brothers wrong when it comes to her competence level.

When things finally become clear, will Aisling survive long enough to make things right? Or, will she fall prey to the wraiths and the individual controlling them? (less)

Oh my I love Aisling's character, she's snarky and sometimes obnoxious. Her first day on the job and she has 1) a runner 2) trips over a dead body and 3) an encounter with a gorgeous police officer that she cannot get involved in b/c of her family history and profession.
It's not every day that you meet a reaper in real life. It's a lot of drama and romance involved in this little mystery, the end just came to fast and swift. But I look forward to #2.

In the Clearing (Tracy Crosswhite #3) by Robert Dugoni Audiobook

Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, Tracy has dedicated her career to bringing justice and closure to the families and friends of victims of crime.

So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier, Tracy agrees. Following up on evidence Jenny’s detective father collected when he was the investigating deputy, Tracy probes one small town’s memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community’s fabric. Can Tracy uphold the promise she’s made to the dead girl’s family and deliver the truth of what happened to their daughter? Or will she become the next victim?

This is the third book in the series that I was introduced to via kindle unlimited and that I listened to via audible. I love Tracy as a character, she's smart and funny. She's on edge and trying to catch all killers before they catch her. Her background story with her sister is covered in the first book and is referenced to in the second book and this one as well.

It's amazing how technology has advanced to help solve cold cases so old and this updated technology and sleuthing is what helps Tracy solve this 4 decades old crime. Justice will be served.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Alas with Kindle Unlimited, dying Ipod, and books.

Well since I last posted in March, I have added another 2 years to kindle unlimited on Prime Day on July 12, 2016. Yep I'm a glutton for punishment. To which now 7 months later I have over 500 on the list. I currently have the following books as part of my 10 list.

1. Cooking Light Magazine

2. Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell Series Book 1)
by Barbara Nickless (author)

3. A Shade of Vampire 6: A Gate of Night
by Bella Forrest (author)- This is the next to last book about the main characters.

4. In the Clearing (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 3)-Listening to the audible version via my phone.

5. Borderlines (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 2)
by Archer Mayor (author)

6. Murder at Jade Cove (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 2)
by Dianne Harman (author)

7. The Dragon Guard Series Box Set: (Books 1-7)
by Julia Mills (author), Linda Boulanger (illustrator), Lisa Miller (editor), Alicia Carmichal (editor), Maxine Bringenberg (editor)

8. Detective Jack Stratton Mystery Thriller Collection
by Christopher Greyson (author)-Book 3

9. Grim Tidings (Aisling Grimlock Book 1)
by Amanda M. Lee (author), Norman Dixon (illustrator)- I should really start this since it's almost Halloween.

10. Small Towns, Fairy Tales, And Nora Roberts Land: Dare Valley Boxed Set 1-3
by Ava Miles (author)-Nora Roberts Land is the first of the series and I loved it!

Meanwhile my Ipod 4th generation is not updateable therefore I cannot get the most recent update for Audible. Sucks and I hate Apple right now. So instead of listening on my ipod I use my non apple phone. I just still hate having to bump up the media volume to play through my stereo but I really don't want to get another ipod.

Books-I'm behind on my goal for goodreads challenge. Life just gets in the way sometimes. And I feel this way ever year that I really need to blog these books more. Yeah Yeah.