Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Challenge Update

I seem to be where I need a few books to complete my challenges for the year.  I have 3 letters left of A-Z challenge - I am half-way in one of the letters.  I started to read several classic books, just need to finish one of them.  I finished cozy challenge and what an animal challenge but will continue to read cozies and have another animal book to read.

I have been posting some reviews on Goodreads. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Haunting Obsession

I obtained this book for free for my Kindle for PC application from

Haunting Obsession by R.J. Sullivan is the tale of a man with a crush on an icon.  The "obsession" is Maxine Marie who according to the author is based on Marilyn Monroe.

Daryl Beasley has pictures of Maxine Marie in his workspace and in his home.  He goes to buy his girlfriend Lorretta a birthday present and sees a framed rent check signed by Maxine and buys the check.  This causes Lorretta to break off with him.

He brings the framed check home and hence begins his problem.  Maxine appears and starts to haunt him/   When Lorretta cannot find Daryl at work, she goes to his apartment.  Loretta and Maxine fight and Daryl does all he can to get Lorretta out of his place alive.

Lorretta searchs the Internet for help and finds some.  You will have to read this book to find out what happens.

I enjoyed this book.  It is more paranormal than horror and I will thus need to find another one for my horror book.  The book is a story about love and obsession/  It gives some rules about ghosts that I was not aware of and don't know if they were just created for this work or uses in other works.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Wicked Wager

The Wicked Wager is a book by Anya Wylde that has romance and a murder mystery in the Regency period.

Lord Richard Hamilton falls for Emma Grey and asks her to marry him.  Her parents approve but, her uncle the Duke of Arden wants them to wait a year vs the two months that Richard wanted to wait.  Richard makes a wager with Emma about whether the Duke or someone else would see through his disguise as new head gardener or find him in a compromising situation with Emma so they would be forced to marry earlier.  Richard discovers that the Duke's sister has been blackmailing people and she tries to blackmail him.  To complicate matters the Duke sens for Richard to come for a visit.  So, Richard gets his good friend (who has black hair vs Richard's blond hair) to come as Lord Hamilton.  Of course, the friend falls madly in love with Emma's best friend and sometimes forgets to woo Emma.

To further complicate matters, the servants quarters are locked and Richard cannot make his way back to them one night and winds up spending the night in Emma's room.  It happens that the Duke's sister is murdered during the night and almost everyone is a suspect except the Lord's one servant who was following the real Richard and Emma.  The fake Richard is seen going into his "love's room" and the Duke decides both couples must marry as soon as possible.

 I have to admit I was looking for the murder much earlier than in actually occurs.  I did enjoy reading this e-book.  I feel that anyone who likes romantic novels especially in the Regency period would love this book.  I am not sure all mystery fans would feel the same way about the mystery happening so late in the work as the characters are well developed and the book is interesting to read.

I was given a free e-book by the author who asked me to write an honest review.