I recommend “Festive In Death”, by J.D. Robb.
Trina needs to tag Eve in this story when a friend finds herself in a situation that demands the services of a murder cop.
J.D. Robb delivers in this fresh In Death tale of double crossing lovers and a conniving personal trainer.
I didn’t figure out who did the murder until the very end. The journey to finding the murderer is brilliantly interwoven with Christmas shopping, and preparing for the annual gala thrown at Lieutenant Dallas and Roarke palatial home.
J.D. Robb is an artist painting a word picture with fantastic dialog and narration that is completely engrossing. The world and characters that make up the In Death series is maintained and consistent with each new release. Festive In Death develops Trina in a new way without taking away from the core players that all fans love so well.
Susan Ericksen, In Death narrator in the audiobooks, does an excellent job bringing each character to life with her voice inflection and flowing delivery of the script. I purchased my copy with my iPhone at the iTunes store. Listening to the reading is like attending a play. Every move, feeling and expression is represented during the telling.
I appreciate both the hard copy and the audiobook each have their own gifts to bring to the story and reader.
Thank you J.D. Robb for writing another best seller that stays true to the beautiful characters you have created over the years. I also appreciate the signed copy – you know how to treat your fans and I’m happy to be one.
Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe http://ttpbooks.com/ is also something I’m grateful for – offering book signings both on site and virtually. I know it takes a lot of work to track all the orders and get them safely to their destinations. Thanks to one and all.
In Death Series Fan,
Posted in 5 Stars, BookReviews, Books, BookSignings, Bookstores, Brick and Mortar Business, Five Stars, JDRBookReviews, Lt Eve Dallas, MurderMysteries, Mystery, New York, Nora, Nora Roberts, NoraRoberts, Novel, Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe
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This link takes you to the official author page:
“Festive In Death” by J.D. Robb will be arriving signed from Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe at http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html soon. The next in person book signing is scheduled for September 13, 2014
You can get the book signed in person at Boonsboro Maryland or virtually via the website (follow the rules on the website to indicate how you’d like the book signed).
I’ve been ordering signed books from http://ttpbooks.com/SFNT.html virtually since last year at this time. I always receive the books signed correctly and in good shape here in Minneapolis MN.
Hope all will take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the author. I’m thankful that the service is provided. If you get the chance to travel to Boonsboro MD – http://ttpbooks.com/SFNT.html is a great brick and mortar business to visit and support.
Posted in Books, BookSignings, Bookstores, Brick and Mortar Business, JDRobb, MurderMysteries, Mystery, Nora, Nora Roberts, NoraRoberts, Novel, Roberts, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe
Tagged book signing, Book Stores, books, Boonsboro, Boonsboro Maryland, Brick & Mortar, Death Series, J D Robb, Maryland, murder, Page Bookstore Cafe, RomanceSuspense
Hope where you are the weather is getting milder, frozen North is still frozen but we have hope – around 40 today so all things are possible.
This is a note on my philosophy on book reviews. I’m not doing my reviews for money or any sort of compensation – such as free books or other give a ways.
I’m doing my reviews because a librarian once told me to read only what you like when its for entertainment. So I read for enjoyment and hope you’ll be able to pick out books you’ll like based on my reviews.
Since I’m doing this as a way to share my likes you won’t see critical reviews on this site. Sometimes I wonder why, with our finite time on earth, some feel it necessary to be critical. You’ll accomplish much more by promoting and supporting authors you like and you’ll feel better when you’re sharing positive energy.
I do the same with any reviews on Amazon or iTunes where my user name is MissMed51. In those cases it will cover reviews not only on books, but movies, TV or equipment I may need to buy.
This is my soap box talk for tonight – won’t promise never to do another post like this one but will if needed. A good rule of thumb is this, if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all. Don’t know who said that but have been hearing it in one form or another all my life and whenever I follow the advice my life goes very smoothly.
Also, one should always remember, each of us has a bias where anything is concerned. Know the books you enjoy reading and review those. There are many styles – find one that makes you say, yes, this is something I like.
Authors are making their living based on book sales – your opinion matters – make the most of it. My wish is to help out a few authors while sharing my joy in having shared an imaginary world with them for the length of the book. Hope you find something in what I write that helps you find your favorite book type that will lead to your next arm chair trip into the jungles of South America or the Carpathian Mountains in Europe. Take some time to travel.
Posted in Audiobooks, BookReviews, Books, HennepinCountyLibrary, Historical Romance, HistoricalRomance, Hope, Hostage/Kidnap, Inspire, MurderMysteries, Mystery, Romance
Tagged audiobooks, books, Brilliance Audio, Death Series, Enjoyment, Hostage/Kidnap, murder, mysteries, Promote, reviews
Link for event details and ordering website is https://TTPBooks.com
When: Sat., March 22 from 12-2pm EST
Who: Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb will be signing her work, along with fellow authors Mary Behre, Addison Fox, Cat Johnson, Erika Robuck & Tracy Anne Warren.
Books I bought through the excellent virtual signing option are:
SHADOW SPELL by Nora Roberts book 2 of the Series: The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy 2 (loved book one – looking forward to book 2).
THE ACCCIDENTAL MISTRESS by Tracy Anne Warren,
SPIRITED by Mary Behre, HE’S THE ONE anthology, with stories by Cat Johnson, Linda Lael Miller, Jill Shalvis,Luck Monroe and Kate Angell,
THE REEF by Nora Roberts (Special Offer),
CHANGE OF HEART by Nora Roberts (Special Offer),
THE MACKADE BROTHERS DEVIN & SHANE by Nora Roberts (Special Offer).
I’ve been getting books from Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe since last July, safe and secure on the website and in person. Check them out.
Posted in Books, BookSignings, Bookstores, Historical Romance, HistoricalRomance, JDRobb, MurderMysteries, NoraRoberts, Romance, Uncategorized
Tagged Book Stores, books, Boonsboro, Brick & Mortar, Death Series, JD Robb, Maryland, Nora Roberts, RomanceSuspense
I just finished listening to JD Robb’s Concealed In Death audiobook. Every book in the In Death series gets just a little better than the last. This one is no exception and very special in how Eve finds and handles the murderer.
What stays the same is how Susan Ericksen presents each character. Each one unique and easily discerned as I listened. JD Robb’s dialog is always flowing and adaptable to reading but Susan’s ability to give each character their own sound makes identifying them easy.
Brilliance Audio produces an excellent show that reminds me of the best of old time radio programs. Find downloads for purchase at http://www.audiobookstanddl.com.
I was also surprised to find the audiobook on iTunes which made my listening totally portable with great sound quality on my iPad. Here’s the link to buy https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/concealed-in-death-in-death/id804987806.
I’m a fan of the In Death Series and have all of the audiobooks that were made by Brilliance Audio. I do a marathon listening session every year, (since 2008) or so and always find something new to appreciate in the recordings.
What a gift – excellent writing and narration thanks to JD Robb – (Nora Roberts) and Susan Ericksen for their beautiful work on this series. I hope the books continue for a very long time.
To learn more about JD Robb books and her fans check out http://fallintothestory.com and https://www.facebook.com/jdrobbauthor. JD Robb also does book signings – see http://ttpbooks.com – Turn the Page Bookstore for scheduled events – signed copies are available virtually for those unable to attend in person in Boonsboro, Maryland.
Posted in Audiobooks, BookReviews, Books, BookSignings, BrillianceAudio, JDRBookReviews, JDRobb, MurderMysteries, SusanEricksen
Tagged audiobooks, books, Brilliance Audio, Death Series, JD Robb, murder, mysteries, reading, reviews, Susan Ericksen