Sunday, February 28, 2010

Today's Fix: Twice as Hot

Yesterday, I read J.D. Robb's latest book in her In Death series, Fantasy in Death. I can't believe I've been reading this series since it started back in 1995.

Here's the blurb for Fantasy in Death:

Bart Minnock, founder of the computer-gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world—to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king—in his company’s latest top-secret project, Fantastical.

The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game...

NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim's girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear equally shocked. No one seemed to have a problem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire. Of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks—as Eve's husband, Roarke, one of U-Play's competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naive, and quite capable of fighting back in the real world as well as the virtual one.

Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction-and the price of defeat is death...


Tonight, I'm planning on reading Gena Showalter's Too Hot to Handle, her follow up to Playing with Fire. It's book two of her Tales of an Extraordinary Girl series. The main character Belle reminds me of Blair Mallory, the seemingly ditzy, but very likeable, character from Linda Howard's To Die For (a great book I'd recommend as a fun read). Here's the blurb from the back of Too Hot to Handle:

Belle Jameson is finally starting to feel like a normal girl again. Her job as a parnormal investigator is going well, she's learned to control her supernatural abilities (mostly) and she's just gotten engaged to Rome Masters, the ultra-sexy operative who once tried to neutralize her!

But planning a wedding is never easy, especially when the bride keeps accidentally torching her dress, the groom returns from a dangerous mission with selective memory loss and the man responsible now wants Belle for himself. With Rome's ex determined to win him back and a new band of supervillians on the horizon, it will take all Belle's powers - plus a little help from her trusty empath sidekick - to save the day, salvage the wedding and prove that true love really does conquer all.


  1. i just ordered this book! it was voted for our book club month april.

  2. @Linda - I enjoyed it. It was an easy, light read with a slight comic book feel to it due to the nicknames some of the characters are given. You can also feel Belle's frustration in regards to Rome's actions after he loses his memories of her. Let me know what you think of it when you read it.