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Review: “Ninth City Burning,” J. Patrick Black

Pros: Wonderful characters Cons: Want to know more about what they’re fighting; time differences should produce more change? Rating: 3.5 out of 5 J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning is a fascinating look at a war between forces from two

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Review: “Rationality Zero,” JM Guillen

Pros: Fascinating Cons: Over-explaining at first Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher for this review.   There are people who can warp reality (called ‘Irrationals’), and whenever they do, dark beings try to lock on

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"Thankless in Death", J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts

Pros: Unusual antagonist and lots of Eve curmudgeonliness Cons: The antagonist is also annoying; a few too many unwanted accolades get thrown at Eve’s feet Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Release date: September 17, 2013 Review book courtesy of Penguin

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"Delusion in Death", J.D. Robb

Pros: Trademark snappy dialogue; fascinating mystery; continuing character development Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Eve’s latest case is a terrifying one. A toxic brew of chemicals was released into a bar,

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"Stygian's Honor," Lora Leigh

Pros: Intense erotica and romance Cons: Over-the-top erotica and romance Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected proof) courtesy of Penguin Group Expected publication date: 8/7/2012   Stygian needs to find a missing woman named Honor Roberts, who might

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"Celebrity in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: Good rationale for personal involvement this time; backs off of the dark personal stuff a bit; enjoyable murder mystery Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   A movie is finally being made

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"The Flame and the Shadow," Denise Rossetti

Pros: Lots of great action and fun chemistry; love the magic Cons: The depiction of “science” and scientists is horrid; the sex definitely won’t appeal to everyone; some character material Rating: 2 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin

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"Unbound," Kay Danella

Pros: Good premise; some interesting concepts Cons: Careless execution; meh characterization Rating: 2 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Asrial is a Rim Rat, a scavenger who finds rare artifacts on abandoned worlds and sells them

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"Promises in Death," J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts

Pros: Fascinating plot, fun dialogue, and great characters Cons: Too many coincidental ties; too much angst and introspection Rating: 3 out of 5   Eve has to face the worst: not only was a cop killed in her city, but

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"Treachery in Death," J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts

Pros: Full-bore dive into the “dirty cop” plot; significant Peabody character development Cons: Some transparent excuses to let Eve go head-to-head with the bad guys Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group Expected publication date: 2/22/2011

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