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Monday, March 9, 2009

Death by Beauty?

What would you do if you could posses the key to immortal beauty? You'd have beautiful skin that glowed and you'd always look so youthful. The only downside? Well, your body would shut down completely in 5 years or less with the drug.

Eve is about to get married. Within a week she will be Mrs. Roarke. Other than death or being held at gun point the only thing more frighting is wedding stuff : flowers, dress size and color, vows. But Eve won't let her jitters get in the way....or will she?

Her friend Mavis has found a new love, an up and coming fashion designer named Leonardo. His designs are wild and eccentric, something Eve would never consider. However, she finds herself bare, and allowing Leonardo to get measurements all for her friend Mavis. Just as she's about to be finished with the whole ordeal a raging model comes in - clearly hyped up on something. She goes right to Leonardo - telling him to leave Mavis or face debt and a ruined career. For she is Pandora and can either make a man successful or ruin his career. But Leonardo is a teddy bear, and pegs Pandora to leave him be - he'll do whatever she asks so long as she doesn't ruin him.

Later they find Pandora's body - dead and her face way past recognition. With the spot light on Mavis, Eve has to fight for her friends innocence. Eve knows Mavis could never do it - but with the spotlight on Mavis - and the overwhelming 'evidence' that Mavis did it she has to fight the clock to prove her friend innocent. Does she beat the clock? Get married in time?

Books in the Series I've read are Brown, currently reading are Dark Purple.

1. Naked in Death
2. Glory in Death
3. Immortal in Death
4. Rapture in Death
5. Ceremony in Death
6. Vengeance in Death
7. Holiday in Death
8. Midnight in Death
9. Conspiracy in Death
10. Loyalty in Death
11. Witness in Death
12. Judgment in Death
13. Betrayal in Death
14. Interlude in Death
15. Seduction in Death
16. Reunion in Death
17. Purity in Death
18. Portrait in Death
19. Imitation in Death
20. Divided in Death
21. Visions in Death
22. Survivor in Death
23. Origin in Death
24. Memory in Death
25. Born in Death
26.Innocent in Death
27. Creation in Death
28. Strangers in Death
29. Salvation in Death

Immortality in Death by J.D. Robb Berkley Books NY

On the Edge...

This book is AMAZING. Quite simply put. I will admit that I have read this series in a rather broken pattern: one book read in the beginning of the year, then another 7 months after, which caused me not to remember the plot or characters in the story.

I found with this book, my remembrance of the characters was quick, and by the second page I could remember the story line. This is her 7 book in the Meredith Gentry series. Many believe this to be her last book in the series, but she has on last (or so I believe) titled Divine Misdemeanors.

The story begins with Meridith in the hospital, finally bearing children. She is recovering for the Rape of her Uncle. While in her room, she sees a visitor who she has not seen in years: her grandmother. After talking with her grandmother, Meridith begins to realize that something is not right. What is causing her grandmother to act in such a way, that begins to put Meridith in trouble? The men around Merry and Merry notice a thread in their grandmothers hair, which is causing her to act un-normal. They take the hair out of her grandmother's hair, and she acts a little more like herself. But something goes terribly wrong, and the spell still has a hold on her grandmother. She lashes out at Merry, but the boys protect Merry and in the end kill Merry's grandmother. Merry calls kin slayer on Cair and goes with the Wild Hunt, to right a wrong.

Along the way they uncover a plot to kill another of Merry's men: Minstral the Storm God. As they rush to save him, Merry realizes that there are too many enemies even for her. Before she can completely save the storm god, she sees one of Cels guardsmen ready to attack Merry. She calls the Wild Hunt, hoping that they will kill Olwyen - even though they are too far away. Fearing for her life, she strikes out and stabs him in the leg. That does not stop him - so then she call her hand of power and bleeds him to death.

She now has to save all her men and get out, but it is not so easy trying to leave faerie. Can she save all her men? She has already lost her Killing Frost.

This book was excellent - I absolutely could not put it down, and had to read it all. I can not wait for her final book in the series but will be saddened that it will be over!! I highly recommend it and know that you wont be disappointed.

Other books in her series include

1. Kiss of Shadows
2. Caress of Twilight
3. Seduced by Moonlight
4. Stroke of Midnight
5. Minstral's Kiss
6. A Lick of Frost
7. Swallowing Darkness
8. Divine Misdemeanors (coming out October 29, 2009!!!!)

Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton. Ballantine Books, New York. 2008