Monday, September 24, 2012

Entropy Again



I won an arc for IN A FIX over at Debutant Ball.  I had a bunch of books on hold at the library that all came in at the same time so when I this book came I put it on the shelf by my bed so I could concentrate on things that had a deadline.












It's probably a good think I didn't pick it up because when I did, I couldn't put it down.  It's a fun, fast paced read, full of twists and laughs.  If you're a fan of Janet Evonovich's Stephanie Plum series then you'll like this book. Personally, I think you'll like it if you're not a fan of Janet Evonovich either.  Warning, there is swearing and some adult themes.


And maybe I should have actually said what its' about.  Here's the blurb from goodreads:

Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she’s able to take on her clients’ appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don’t want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck.

This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable... that is, until Ciel’s island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client’s about-to-be-fianc√© is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.

Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she’s been crushing on for years—both skilled adaptors—step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client’s intended.

Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems







Another good book I recently finished is Dead Witness by Joylene Butler.  Suspense is not a genre I regularly read but I couldn't put this book down.

Here's the goodreads blurb:

 Valerie McCormick is a wife and mother from small town Canada. While visiting Seattle, she becomes the only witness to the brutal seaside murder of two FBI agents. When she flees to the nearest police station to report the crime, she becomes caught up in a web of international intrigue and danger. Suddenly, she and her family are in the sights of ruthless criminals bent on preventing her from testifying against the murderer. Even with FBI protection, Valerie is not safe. Whisked away from her family and all that is familiar to her, Valerie fights back against the well-intentioned FBI to ultimately take control over her life with every ounce of fury a mother can possess.





And Livia gave me the Daisy award.  Thanks Livia!  I'm supposed to list some weird things about myself.  I probably should have asked The Engineer what to put because he's always telling me I'm weird for things I think are perfectly normal and when I think something is weird he doesn't.  So weirdness aside here's some random facts about me.

I slept with my baby blanket until I got married.

I love to sing at home or in the car but I won't do it if anyone besides my kids can hear me.

I'm not a big fan of fruit based deserts.  Give me chocolate or ice cream any time.  Or cookies.  Seriously, you couldn't improve on the cookie.  I like pie, but only for the crust. Which is pretty funny as I have a reputation as an excellent pie maker.   

Every time I get a haircut I come home and trim it again myself. 

I can't cut or draw in a strait line and I'm not crafty at all.

I love yard work, but can't stand housework.


Hmm, I guess that's enough info about me.  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!



34 comments:

  1. I find the tidbit about the haircut interesting. What is 'In a Fix' about?

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    1. I know, it's crazy right?

      See, that's why I don't usually do book reviews. I always forget important parts. I'll edit it in up top.

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  2. Lucky you! I'm dying to read In A Fix!

    I slept with my stuffed dog til I was about 30.

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    1. It's a great book. Hope you enjoy!

      Glad to know I'm not the only one.

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  3. I love getting ARCs -- especially if the actual book hasn't been released yet. I feel so sneaky and important to be reading a book before it's been released.

    The dessert thing, yep, that's me too.

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    1. That's exactly how I feel when I win an arc!

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  4. In A FIX sounds great and something I'd enjoy so I'll be on the look out for it. Love the fun facts too, and can't say I like the housework either. (:

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    1. Hope you enjoy it when you can find it!

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  5. Aw, thanks, S.P.! So glad you enjoyed it. :D

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  6. Thanks for the book reviews. I have heard good things about In A Fix. I look forward to reading it.

    I also love yardwork (but only if it is not too hot outside) way more than housework.

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    1. Yea, heat and humidity really puts a damper on yard work.

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  7. I enjoyed the reviews, Sara, and I especially enjoyed the weird list. My middle child probably would have had her blankie that long if I hadn't thrown it away this year.

    Psst. I redo my hair when I get home from the shop too. But don't tell anyone. ;)

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  8. Great review! It did just what it was supposed to do; make me want to read the book!

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    1. Good! If you read it you'll never look at champagne glasses or catapults again. I'm giggling just thinking about it.

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  9. What an interesting concept for "In a Fix." Taking on your client's appearance to solve their problems!

    Reminds me of the movie Multiplicity, in a roundabout sort of way!

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    1. I've never seen Multiplicity but it is a fun concept.

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  10. We'd make great dessert buddies! I'll eat all the fruit based ones and give you the chocolate, but we might have a fight over the ice cream!

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    1. I can share ice cream, except maybe the mint.

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  11. Hey,

    LOVE those answers and The Engineer is obviously a lucky man to have you and your humor (even if the blanket is now changed:)

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    1. Oh, I still have the blanket. It's just tucked away in a chest.

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  12. I love the kinds of books you can't seem to put down! Thanks for the great rec. :)

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  13. Congratulations on your arc! :)

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  14. That book has been making strides all over the place, it seems. Thanks for the heads up on your current reads! :)

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  15. Great review.
    I like the sound of that title, 'In a Fix,' it's very alluring.

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    1. It's very apt. They find themselves in many "fixes" throughout the novel.

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  16. Sounds really good! Thanks for bringing it up. I'll have to check it out :)

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  17. Cool! Congrats on the win! I loved IN A FIX. Can't wait for more.

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  18. That book about adapters or whatever they are called sounds like a great premise. How exactly do they do it??? (guess I need to read to find out)

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  19. Oh, lucky! I want to read Linda's book!

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