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Review: “Deeply Odd,” Dean Koontz

Pros: Gripping, moving, and tense Cons: Annamaria is still pointless Rating: 4 out of 5   Odd Thomas sees dead people–and now he’s had a waking premonition. When he touches a psychotic trucker he sees several children, and he sees

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Review: “True Shot,” Joyce Lamb

Pros: Great sexual chemistry; fun characters; nice tension Cons: Certain plot aspects and the villain are a bit florid Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Samantha Trudeau is a psychic FBI operative capable of

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Non-Review: “Chosen by Blood,” Virna DePaul

Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   I do a “non-review” when I couldn’t finish a book. I won’t rate it on Amazon or GoodReads, but I don’t mind telling you here why I chose not to finish. If there’s

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"Samurai Game," Christine Feehan

Pros: Tense, action-filled adventure with plenty of twists and inventive assassinations; interesting new characters introduced into the series Cons: Too much explaining; cartoonish villains; insufficient romantic chemistry Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   The

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"The Departed", Shiloh Walker

Pros: Intense! Cons: It helps to read The Missing first, but it isn’t necessary Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of the author and Penguin Group   Desiree (“Dez”) Lincoln is a psychic who works for the FBI.

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"Play of Passion," Nalini Singh

Pros: Lovely characters; unusual world; interesting ongoing plot; stands alone well; sizzling-hot sex Cons: Helps if you keep up with the series; Indigo’s stubbornness gets a tad frustrating, even if it is understandable Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book

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"Cold Touch," Leslie Parrish

Pros: Chilling, thrilling, and blood-stirring Cons: Some genre standard elements, but they’re handled very well Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected proof) courtesy of the author Expected release date: July 5, 2011   Olivia Wainwright, daughter of wealthy

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"Deadly Dreams," Kylie Brant

Pros: Nice slow buildup of both the murder plot and the romance Cons: Odd sudden appearance of psychic abilities in the series; somewhat predictable bad guy; too many haunted/”damaged” women in this series Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book

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"True Vision," Joyce Lamb

Pros: The romance works much better than in the last Joyce Lamb book I read Cons: One character who seems like a deus ex machina and partial stereotype Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group.  

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"Branded by Fire," Nalini Singh

Pros: Delicious meeting of two hot-blooded characters; continues a delightful series Cons: Not quite as out-freaking-standing as the previous book; definitely not a good place to start the series Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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