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Amber by Night
Amber by Night
Author: Sharon Sala
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 69
Review Date: 11/12/2006


from the back cover:

Amelia by Day

From nine to five she was Amelia Beauchamp, typical small-town librarian. But when the sun went down, she was miniskirt-clad cocktail waitress Amber Champion. And she'd caught the eye of the town's biggest rake, Tyler Savage. The name said it all-and this was one Savage, "Amber" knew, who would never be interested in her if he knew who she really was. She had to keep playing the game...

Amber by night

Or did she? Tyler, it turned out, was well aware that proper Amelia and flirtatious Amber were one and the same-and he was having a fine old time playing along. And as for romantic dinners and long, moonlit nights together, really, they were all part of the game. One which he had every intention of turning into reality...


Cold Ridge (Cold Ridge/U.S. Marshals, Bk 1)
Cold Ridge (Cold Ridge/U.S. Marshals, Bk 1)
Author: Carla Neggers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 126
Review Date: 11/11/2006


from the back cover:

Carine Winters accepts the job of photographing Sterling Rancourt's historic Boston home knowing she's taking a risk-she could run into Tyler North, the pararescuer who once saved Rancourt's life and the man who all but left Carine at the altar a year ago.

Then Carine finds a body in Rancourt's house-and the prime suspect in the murder is Tyler North's best friend.

Tyler is returning from a rescue mission on dangerous Cold Ridge in New Hampshire when he hears about the murder. Tyler goes to see his friend Manny, expecting him to ask for help. Instead, Manny urges Tyler to protect Carine, to take her back to Cold Ridge, away from the temptation to meddle ina murder investigation.

What Manny knows is that Carine's at the center of a deadly game. And the only person she can trust is the person she vowed nerver to trust again: Tyler North. But they're running out of time-because a killer has followed them to Cold Ridge...a killer who has put a murderous plan in motion, with stakes higher than anyone can imagine.


Crimson Rain
Crimson Rain
Author: Meg O'Brien
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 33
Review Date: 11/12/2006
Helpful Score: 1


from the back cover:

Paul and Gina Bradley did all they could to create the perfect family. When they discovered they could not have children of their own, they adopted twin girls, intent on giving them a good home. But something was terribly wrong with Angela, one of the twins, and after a terrifying event, Paul and Gina returned five-year-old Angela to St. Sympatica's Orphanage, assured that she would get excellent psychiatric care.

Now, sixteen years lated, the Bradley family is crumbling. Paul and Gina have drifted apart and are only going through the motions of a marriage for Angela's twin, Rachel. But Rachel is beginning to act like a total stranger, and they begin to wonder if she isn't suffering from the same problems that plagued her sister.

When Rachel disappears just after Christmas, Paul and Gina are forced to pull together-for the sake of their family, for their very survival. Because someone has unleashed a vengeful fury on the Bradleys.


Dark Water
Dark Water
Author: Sharon Sala
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 164
Review Date: 11/12/2006


from the back:

The water is dark and cold...

Two decades ago, Sarah Hane Whitman's father disappeared with an embezzled fortune from his local bank, an act of betrayal that subjected his wife and daughter to a vicious scandal. Now a body has been pulled from its watery tomb, a body that is identified as Frank Whitman's. This grim discovery proves Sarah's father was innocent...and that the real theif got away with murder.

Now Sarah's obsession with uncovering the truth is making some people in Marmet, Maine, very nervous. Suddenly the presperous citizens of this community are under intense scrutiny-including Tony DeMarco, who grew up with Sarah. But is the concern Tony shows for Sarah's safety genuine or is he hiding something dangerous? And can she trust him with her future as a desperate killer tries to shut the door forever on the past...?


Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer
Author: Jasmine Cresswell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 66
Review Date: 11/9/2006


Charlotte Gray's world has been turned upside down. Her husband of six months has disappeared, and now FBI agents inform her that Dan, the love of her life, is a wanted international terrorist.

But before Charlotte has a chance to absorb their shocking revelation, a dangerous chain of events completely shatters her perceptions of good and evil. Kidnapped by a mysterious stranger, she is warned that things are not what they seem, and that the true danger lies deep within the most trusted of places. But Charlotte is not afraid. She is furious. She will escape, and she will get even...


Dead Run
Dead Run
Author: Erica Spindler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 165
Review Date: 11/12/2006


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"I'm in trouble, Liz. I've uncovered something... They're watching..."

That panicked message on her answering machine is the last time Liz Ames hears from her sister Rachel, pastor of Paradise Christian Church in Key West, Florida.

Compelled to uncover the truth about her sister's disappearance, she heads to Key West. Within hours of her arrival a successful banker jumps to his death. Then a teenage girl whom Rachel was counseling is found brutally murdered. The ritualistic style of the killing is hauntingly similar to that used by the notorious "New Testament" serial killer-now on death row.

Could the teen's murder be related to Rachel's disappearance? Is a copycat killer at work? And why do the police refuse to help?

For answers Liz turns to Rick Wells, a former Miami Cop who worked the finges of the "New Testament" investigation. Together they peel away layers of deception to reveal a terrifying adversary-and the unspeakable evil a the heart of this island paradise.


Deadly Grace
Deadly Grace
Author: Taylor Smith
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 45
Review Date: 11/12/2006


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On a cold winter night in a small Minnesota town in 1979, someone comes looking for Grace Meade. She is killed and her house is set ablaze. Incredibly, the prime suspect is her own daughter, Jillian.

Rescued from the burning house, Jillian Meade is hospitalized, unable-or unwilling- to speak. After and attempt to take her own life, Jullian's doctor gives her a blank journal and encourages her to write about her mother's death.

Unaware of what has happened, FBI Special Agent Alex Cruz comes to Havenwood, Minnesota, to interview Jillian. Two elderly women were found murdered in their homes in England, and Jillian, it seems, was the last person to see both women alive. When he learns that Jillian's own mother met a similar fate, he realizes that there is far more going on than anyone ever imagined.

When Jillian suddenly disappears, Cruz has only her journal to decipher the story of Grace and Jillian Meade. A story of a wartime heist of Nazi gold, of unforgivable betrayals and ruthless actions. A deadly secret fromt he past, Cruz learns, has surfaced. And if he doesn't find Jillian soon, she, too, amy be made to pay the ultimate price.


Deadly Intent
Deadly Intent
Author: Christiane Heggan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 51
Review Date: 11/11/2006


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Abbie DiAngelo finally has the life she's always wanted. She has gotten past her divorce and cherishes her nine-year-old son, Ben. Her restaurant is making money and she is being heralded as the hot new chef.

Then her stepbrother reenters her life. Straight out of prison, Ian MacGregor shows up at Abbie's door claiming to have proof that implicates her mother in a twenty-five-year-old murder. Proof Ian will keep to himself...if Abbie pays for his silence. But when she arrives to pay Ian off, she finds his murdered body.

Homicide detective John Ryan quickly realizes there is more to the murder of ex-con Ian MacGregor than he originally thought. And no one, especially Abbie, is telling him the truth. But Abbie has no choice-she must trust him. Because someone desperate is acting with deadly intent.


Decoy (Unit One, Bk 1)
Decoy (Unit One, Bk 1)
Author: Jasmine Cresswell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 55
Review Date: 11/9/2006


A young woman discovers her identity is based on a lie.

Art gallary owner Melody Deecham was raised in the elite social circles of her English mother, Rosalind, and her American father, Wallis Beecham, a self-made millionaire. But when her mother dies suddenly, a shocking truth is revealed: Wallis is not Melody's father. Worse, he is a dangerous man.

Furious, Melody is determined to uncover the secrets hidden at the heart of Beecham's vast empire, unaware that her actions are being monitored by members of a covert government agency known as Unit One. And Unit One has decided to recruit Melody, believing her connections will be invaluable in penetrating the highest political circles. They simply have to balckmail Melody into joining them...


Forever and Always (Forever Trilogy, Bk 2)
Forever and Always (Forever Trilogy, Bk 2)
Author: Jude Deveraux
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 276
Review Date: 11/9/2006


From the back cover:

Darci's psychic abilities have guided her through hardship...and now into the arms of millionaire Adam Montgomery. When Adam vanishes in a mysterious accident, a grief-stricken Darci is left alone to raise their young daughter. That is, until a famous Hollywood actor seeks Darci's assistance. Beyond his ravishing good looks is a painful secret: his son has disappeared. Darci may be his only hope, for the actor's son shares simliar psychic talents. Can Darci reach beyond a glamorous facade-and get into the heart of a man desperate to find his son before it's too late? And will it be enough to heal her own broken heart as she searches for her lost love?


The Harbor (Texas Rangers, Bk 4)
The Harbor (Texas Rangers, Bk 4)
Author: Carla Neggers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 114
Review Date: 11/11/2006


From the back cover:

In a small coastal Maine town, a killer strikes-then disappears without a trace.

Shattered by her father's murder, Zoe West abandoned her plans to become an FBI agent and left her hometown of Goose Harbor, Maine. But a new home and job did nothing to get her life back on track, and now Zoe knows only one thing will-returning to Goose Harbor and confronting the past.

FBI Special Agent J.B. McGrath is "on vacation"-the Bureau's version of "Get your act together or else..." Burned-out after working undercover for a year, J.B. agrees he needs a break, and chooses Goose Harbor as a retreat. But he isn't lying low. He believes a killer is still loose in the town-a killer show isn't happy to see Zoe West return.

Zoe isn't sure she can trust the unpredictable FBI agent-or their growing attraction to each other. But as the danger mounts, one wrong move could destroy everything she and J.B. care about. Because someone got away with murder and is determined to keep it that way.


Harvard's Education (Tall, Dark and Dangerous, Bk 5)
Harvard's Education (Tall, Dark and Dangerous, Bk 5)
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 194
Review Date: 11/9/2006


From the back cover:

It was an experiment...but no one could have predicted the results.

For eight weeks FlnCom agent P.J. Richards is being given access to the absolutely-no-women-allowed world of the U.S. Navy SEALs, and she isn't about to let anyone tell her she can't hack it. P.J. can't afford to be distracted by anything...or anyone. And that includes Senior Chief "Harvard" Becker.

Harvard believes that there is no room for women in a combat zone. It's too dangerous, too tough...and with P.J. involved, too distracting. He might respect her sharp intellect and her shooting abilities, but he still doesn't want the responsibility of making sure she stays alive. But P.J. isn't a woman who backs down easily, and to her ming, Harvard has a lot to learn. She just doesn't expect him to be so eager to instruct her on other subjects...like trust, desire, and maybe even love.


Haunted (Harrison Investigation, Bk 1)
Haunted (Harrison Investigation, Bk 1)
Author: Heather Graham
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 387
Review Date: 11/11/2006


from the back:

When does a gift become a curse?

Matt Stone doesn't believe in ghosts. But there are those who are convinced his home, a historic Virginia estate that dates back to the Revolutionary War, is haunted. Pressured to get at the truth about some strange happenings at Melody House, he agrees to let Harrison Investigators explore the house. But he isn't ready for the beautiful, intriguing Darcy Tremayne.

As a paranormal investigator, Darcy has learned to believ in the unbelievable. And she's given Matt fair warning: sometimes people don't like the skeletons she finds. She never dreamed that warning would apply to herself. For she's about to discover that Melody House holds much more than a simple mystery from the distant past. What it holds is a very real and lethal danger, one that will cast her into a struggle against the worlds of both the living and the dead.


Her Mother's Shadow (Kiss River, Bk 3)
Her Mother's Shadow (Kiss River, Bk 3)
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 70
Review Date: 11/11/2006


From the back cover:

Annie:
A loving mother and wife Annie O'Neill was the heart of the small community of Kiss River. But her generous nature hid a darker side that remained secret for years after her tragic death.

Lacey:
When Lacey O'Neill finally learns the shattering truth about the mother she's spent a decade emulating, the foundation of her life begins to crumble. Then her close childhood friend dies, leaving her teenage daughter, Mackenzie, in Lacey's care, and Lacey unwillingly finds herself in the role of mother.

Mackenzie:
Uprooted by her mother's death, Mackenzie resents her new home of Kiss River. She wants nothing to do with the father who never knew she existed-and especially not her mother's oldest friend. But the person who could understand her best might be the one she resents most: Lacey.


His Touch
His Touch
Author: Mary Lynn Baxter
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 32
Review Date: 11/9/2006


From the back cover:

They weren't looking for each other...

When a string of deadly warnings convinces Dallas mayor Jessica Kincaid that she needs a bodyguard, she hires Brant Harding. The former secret service agent takes the job for one very personal reason-and it has nothing to do with this tempting woman.

But the chemistry was too powerful to resist.

As their personal agendas intersect, Jessica and Brant find themselves at odds, yet drawn to each other with a passion neither can deny. But the threat to Jessica's life has intensified-and it's coming from within the power structure of the city itself. Even Brant's best efforts may not be enough to save her, or to buy them both a second chance.


Hurricane Bay (Suspense, Bk 5)
Hurricane Bay (Suspense, Bk 5)
Author: Heather Graham
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 164
Review Date: 11/11/2006


from the back:

Dane Whitelaw knows something about Sheila Warren that no one else does. Dane knows Sheila's dead.

The private investigator found a photo under his door-a picture of Sheila, strangled with hi tie and posed on the beach of his private island in the Florida Keys. The crime appears to be the handiwork of a serial killer currently terrorizing the Miami area. Now Dane knows he is being set up to take the fall for the killings. He just doesn't know why.

When Kelsey Cunningham's best friend goes missing she confronts the one person she thinks will have information-Dane, Sheila's former lover and a man from Kelsey's own past. Kelsey follows Sheila's trakcs into a dnagerous world of sex, violence, and drugs, with Dane right behind her. But the tentative trust between them shatters when Sheila's body is discovered-and Kelsey recognizes Dane's tie.

Now Kelsey doesn't dare trust anyone. Especially a man she can no longer deny she has always loved. Because here on Hurricane Bay, a devastating storm can hit without warning, and whether it's a tempest of unbridles passion or the desperate fury of a killer, nothing-and no one-is safe.


I Love Ranch Dressing: And Other Stuff White Midwesterners Like
I Love Ranch Dressing: And Other Stuff White Midwesterners Like
Author: Cara Freie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 7/17/2009


What a laugh for those of us from the Midwest. Indiana fits the part. Almost everything is something I've seen or known to be truly a Midwestern thing. The only thing it didn't mention was the card game Euchre. Truly an Indiana favorite.


Just Over The Mountain (Grace Valley, Bk 2)
Just Over The Mountain (Grace Valley, Bk 2)
Author: Robyn Carr
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 111
Review Date: 11/9/2006


Welcome back to Grace Valley, California, where the best things in life never change...

Here in this peaceful community, folks look out for one another like family, though sometimes a little too well. In a town like this, it's hard to keep a secret-though Dr. June Hudson has managed to keep one heck of a humdinger...

Though visits from her secret lover, undercover DEA agent Jim Post, are as clandestine as they are passionate, somehow it fits with her demanding schedule as the town's doctor-a calling that requires an innate ability to exist on caffeine, sticky buns and nerves of steel.

But how can a secret lover compete with a flesh-and-blood heartthrob from her past? June's old flame has just returned to town after twenty years-and he's divorced. June is seriously rattled. So when the town's most devoted wife takes buckshot to her husband and some human bones turn up in her aunt Myrna's backyard, she's almost happy for the distraction.

Sooner or later, love will have its way in Grace Valley. It always does.


Killer Body
Killer Body
Author: Bonnie Hearn Hill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 32
Review Date: 11/11/2006


From the back cover:

Julie Larimore, spokesperson for Killer Body Weight Loss, is missing. And now the search is on for the NEW ultimate ideal woman...

The Perfect Fit-American born in spite of the title and accent, Princess Gabriella Paquette is the picuter of elegance and grace. But she's desperate for the job, because the princess is broke.

The Near Fit-At one itme Rochelle McArthur was a big TV star-but blondes fade fast and she's been fading for years. This is the perfect opportunity...as long as no one uncovers her dirty little secret.

The Misfit-She is the most in-demand guest on the talk-show circuit...all because of her scandalous affair with a married media star. But Tania Marie Camp is going to show them she's a lot more than a home wrecker.

In a world where beauty is the ultimate sales tool and honesty the rarest commodity of all. these women are about to learn what Julie Larimore learned the hard way: Some people would die for a killer body.


Killing Time
Killing Time
Author: Linda Howard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 274
Review Date: 7/22/2006


From the back cover:

In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up and its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home--with no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered. Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, chief investigator Knox Davis has absolutely no leads. The smart talking Nikita may be no murderer, but she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, Nakita is determined to catch this cunning killer-while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn't belong.


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