Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Finds (June 26)


What great books did you hear about / discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

Ok for this week .. these are my finds that I found interesting :)


1. Fever by Christine Feehan

Found @
Alaine's Reading Blog


In Wild Rain and the novella "The Awakening," Christine Feehan created an exotic, sensual race-the Leopard People. Fever brings the two stories together for the first time in one volume, a one-way ticket to a dizzying new world of desire.

In "The Awakening," a beautiful naturalist's dream comes true-to live among the feral jungle creatures. But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort inspires her to explore her own wild side.

Wild Rain's Rachel Lospostros has escaped from a faceless assassin and found sanctuary thousands of miles from home, under the towering jungle canopy. In this world teeming with unusual creatures she encounters Rio, a native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess, and possessed of secrets of his own. When Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachel must decide if he is something to be feared-or desired.

2. Sunnyside Blues by Mary Carter
Found @
A Novel Menagerie (And won it in her giveaway :) )

Twenty-five-year-old Andes Lane has spent nine years moving restlessly from place to place as she searches for somewhere that feels right. In the little blue houseboat bobbing on a Seattle lake, she thinks she's found it. But Andes has barely had a chance to settle in before her new life is upended by her landlord, Jay, and his ten-year-old son, Chase. Smart, secretive, and precocious, Chase touches a chord with Andes even as he plays on her last nerve. When Jay needs someone to take care of Chase temporarily, Andes agrees to accompany the boy to Sunnyside, Queens, on a quest she's sure will prove fruitless. But in this new, strange, unexpectedly welcoming city, Andes will confront the secrets she tried to leave behind and the lies that have kept her running. And against all odds, she'll discover a place, a man, and a newfound peace of mind that feel very much like home.


3. The Crime Writer by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

A crime writer finds himself entangled in his own gruesome mystery in this fast-paced psychological thriller

Drew Danner, a crime novelist with a house off L.A.’s storied Mulholland Drive, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head and no memory of being found convulsing over his ex- fiancĂ©e’s body the previous night. He was discovered holding a knife, her blood beneath his nails. He himself doesn’t know whether he’s guilty or innocent. To reconstruct the story, the writer must now become the protagonist, searching the corridors of his life and the city he loves.

Soon Drew closes in on clues he may or may not have left for himself, and as another young woman is similarly murdered he has to ask difficult questions not of others but of himself. Beautifully crafted and heartbreakingly told, The Crime Writer confronts our inherent fear of what we might truly be capable of—good or evil. Like nothing he’s written before, The Crime Writer takes Hurwitz in an exciting new direction and is sure to reach a whole new audience.

6 comments:

Scrap girl said...

I like the look of the Christine Feehan one. I am sure I read a review of this book this week.

Blodeuedd said...

yes on Feehan, I do hear she is great.

Beth F said...

I love the cover of Sunnyside Blues, and the story sounds interesting too.

Marie said...

Those look great- The Crime Writer in particular appeals to me! :-)

Dorte H said...

I don´t know any of them, but the third one sounds intriguing :D

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Scrap Girl, I'm hoping it will be a good one :)

Blodeuedd, yeah I've heard a lot about her too, so I'll have to check it out for myself :)

Beth, yeah it does sound interesting and the cover is really sweet :)

Marie, I hope it's as good as it's summary :)

Dorte, that's what I thought too :)

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