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In My Mailbox August 25

August 24th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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The Shimmer by David Morrell

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Description from Amazon.com:

When a high-speed chase goes terribly wrong, Santa Fe police officer Dan Page watches in horror as a car and gas tanker explode into flames. Torn with guilt that he may be responsible, Page returns home to discover that his wife, Tori, has disappeared.Frantic, Page follows her trail to Rostov, a remote town in Texas famous for a massive astronomical observatory, a long-abandoned military base, and unexplained nighttime phenomena that draw onlookers from every corner of the globe. Many of these gawkers—Tori among them—are compelled to visit this tiny community to witness the mysterious Rostov Lights.

Without warning, a gunman begins firing on the lights, screaming “Go back to hell where you came from,” then turns his rifle on the bystanders. A bloodbath ensues, and events quickly spiral out of control, setting the stage for even greater violence and death.

Page must solve the mystery of the Rostov Lights to save his wife. In the process, he learns that the decaying military base may not be abandoned at all, and that the government may have known about the lights for decades. Could these phenomena be more dangerous than anyone could have possibly imagined?

Circle of Friends Book IV: Mike by L. Diane Wolfe

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Description from Dancing Lemur Press:  Mike Taylor is the epitome of stability. His family is proud of his academic and athletic achievements at Georgia Tech, and despite the temptations of college life, he has maintained his moral standards.

Yet beneath the peaceful surface, Mike is consumed with guilt, fearing condemnation and rejection. A former girlfriend’s abortion and the intense love he feels for his roommate’s wife constantly remind Mike of his failures. Unable to forget and full of shame, he refuses to forgive himself.

When Danielle enters his life, he realizes he can no longer hide the past. Will she be able to reach him or is Mike past the point of redemption?

Fire and Ice by C.S. Wolfe

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Description from Amazon.com: While painting a mural in his building, Carmen meets Adrian. He is gorgeous, wealthy, and intrigued by Carmen who is different from any woman he has ever known. He recognizes that it is the human side of Carmen that attracts him; he feels young and alive again. Carmen can’t help loving Adrian, though she is frightened of his darker side. He is second in command of the largest, most powerful secret vampire society ever. As Carmen reluctantly immerses herself into Adrian’s world, she discovers she has abilities supposedly impossible for a human. She is told of the prophecies about the coming of vampire slayers, and the council is left trying to decide whether Carmen’s abilities make her a friend or a foe. Should they welcome her or destroy her before it is too late? In the end, will Carmen defeat them all, die trying, or will she finally embrace Adrian’s world to become the heroine? (Sci-fi, Suspense thriller suitable for age thirteen & above w/mild romance and horror elements)

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

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Description from Amazon.com: In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself. Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her. But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering. Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does.

Whiskey Gulf by Clyde Ford

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Description from Amazon.com: A sailboat fails to arrive at its next port of call after crossing into a “live-fire” naval exercise area just north of the border known as “Whiskey Gulf.” Charlie Noble is asked to investigate why the sailboat went missing, and what happened to the couple aboard. But Noble runs into a wall of secrecy erected by the American and Canadian governments, and into troubling questions about the real identity of the couple involved.

Ultimately, he and his partner, Raven, set sail on the Noble Lady in a case that leads them up the Inside Passage to the remote coast of British Columbia. There, they discover a hidden cove, which harbors answers about what really happened in Whiskey Gulf. But first they must survive a vicious attack in order to return with the truth. Set in the stunning wilderness of coastal British Columbia, Whiskey Gulf is a story about unearthing secrets from the past that others would rather remain concealed forever.

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4 Responses

  1. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    Looks like you got some great books. Happy reading

  2. Book Chick City

    The Shimmer and Crazy Beautiful look good. Hope you have fun reading them!

  3. Rebecca

    Great books you got this week. Heaps of them look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  4. Wrighty

    Great mailbox for you! All of these sound really good! I look forward to your reviews. Enjoy!

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