Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday Finds (June 5)

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

For this week I found the following books that I hope I would read soon :)

1. A Bloody Good Cruise by Diana Rubino

Romance author Mona is human. Ship's doctor Fausto is a vampire. He can never be one of her kind and she's afraid to become one of his. As they sa il the Mediterranean on writers' cruise, the couple is stalked by vampire hunters, and by Fausto's notorious ex-wife, Lucrezia Borgia. Events force Mona and Fausto team up with the hunters to capture Lucrezia, but where can they go from here? With Fausto's friend and Mona's editor vamping it up and a hunter on the loose , can this bloody good cruise have a happy ending?

2. Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunction al high school existe nce. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude.
When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kaseyis acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in.
Alexis wants to think that it's all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening--to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president. Alexis knows she's the only person who can stop Kasey -- but what if that green-eyed girl i sn't even Kasey anymore?

3. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

"Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Promise me? Promise you won't say anything? "
"Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?"
According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.
Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut nov el that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

4. If She Only Knew by Lisa Jackson

Not only has Marla Cahill survived a deadly car accident, but her beautiful features have been restored through plastic surgery. She should be grateful. Instead, she's consumed by confusion . . . and panic. For the people gathered at her bedside — her family — are strangers. And so is the woman whose haunted eyes stare back from the mirror . . .
Secluded at the magnificent Cahill mansion, Marla waits for something to trigger recognition. Yet the only thing she's left with is the unshakable feeling that she is not who everyone says she is, and that something is very, very wrong . . .
Determined to piece together the truth of her identity, she finds herself drawn to her brother-in-law, Nick — a man who seems both to want and despise her. And as her fractured mind slowly clears, Marla begins to have flashes of another life . . . of cruel betrayals and deadly secrets. Marla's life isn't just different — it's in danger, controlled by a twisted killer who's waiting for the right moment to strike . . . the moment Marla remembers . . .

5. Fatal Burn by Lisa Jackson

He's been waiting for this moment. With every kill, he can feel her getting closer. Very soon - just a few more victims to go. All he needed was the girl, Dani, and now that he has her, his plan is in motion, and no one can stop it. The police don't believe Shannon Flannery when she says someone is out there, watching her, trying to kill her. The only person on her side is Travis Settler. The former Special Forces agent is convinced Shannon's dark past has something to do with the disappearance of his daughter, Dani - a child whose connection to Shannon is just the beginning of a nightmare...Secrets have been kept from Shannon. Dark, dangerous, and very fatal secrets. Now, with no one to trust but a man who has every reason to doubt her, Shannon's determined to discover the shocking truth, even if it brings her face to face with a serial killer whose slow burn for vengeance will not be denied...

6. Afraid by Jack Kilborn

Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now . . .
A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now this merciless force is about to do what it does best. Isolate. Terroriz e. Annihilate. As residents begin dying in a storm of gory violence, Safe Haven's only chance for survival will rest with an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom. And each will have this harrowing thought: Maybe death hasn't come to their town by accident . . .

7. Best Intentions by Emily Listfield

A wife and mother of two, Lisa navigates through a rocky career and an uncertain relationship with her husband. During a visit from and old college friend, Lisa begins to question the intentions of her husband and her best friend. When allegations of an affair surface, Lisa makes a desperate decision that ends in tragedy. Grieving and guilt ridden, Lisa must fight to discover the truth about the people she loves.


Mandi said...

you got some good ones!!:)

I got Patti O'Shea's In the Midnight Hour, which I am reading right now. I also received Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge, which I will probably start next!

Sharon said...

Good finds! This week I found Robert B. Parker's Appaloosa series, and JD Robb's In Death series.

Dorte H said...

What a bunch you have there!

I got ONE this week. A Canadian crime novel I won off an Australian blogger around April 1st. It arrived today, and the jiffy-bag was practically threadbare LOL

serendipity_viv said...

Bad Girls Don't Die looks really intriguing.

avisannschild said...

I definitely want to read Best Intentions and maybe Bad Girls Don't Die too, although it sounds kinda creepy!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Mandi, I'm hoping they are good from the reviews I read :)

Sharon, I better check the ones you mentioned too :)

Dorte, that sounds interesting.. hope it's a good read!

Scrap Girl, I'm hoping that it is :)

avisanneschild, LOL yes I'm thinking so too :)

Darlene said...

You've got some good ones there. Best Intentions is a really good read. I'd like to read Bad Girls don't die.

Jenny Girl said...

You discovered quite a bit this week!

Becca said...

Bad Girls Don't Die and Twenty Boy Summer are both on my TBR list, too. Great finds this week!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Dar, thanks, Yeah I've read some good reviews about them.. glad to know you think Best Intentions is good .. gives me a bigger push to read it :) and nice to know we have a common book on our TBR :)

Jenny Girl, yeah I guess I did :)

Rebecca, thanks :) great to know we have some TBR books in common :)

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I hope you're able to read Twenty Boy Summer soon I loved it!

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