What I’m Reading: Stake Night and Show Time

I forgot more than most people will ever know about… horses. For somebody who isn’t a pro, I’ve experienced and learned quite a bit. I started out riding Western style and finished up riding over [low] fences with English tack. I read every Black Stallion book as a kid, and as soon as I got the opportunity, I took horseback riding classes to fill my P.E. credits in college. I read any good horsie story I could get my hands on. I owned several horses and trained a few. I’d still be riding, but my horse allergy became too extreme to ignore any longer.

Imagine my delight when I found these two books by Susan Archer about the Saddlebred horse show industry – which I only knew a little bit about.

Stake Night

Stake Night

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What I’m Reading: Jason Wade Thriller Trilogy

One of the best thriller writers around today is Rick Mofina. And lucky us, three of his best books with Jason Wade as the hero are available in the Jason Wade Thriller Trilogy. The three books are The Dying Hour, Every Fear, and A Perfect Grave. In the first book, Jason is interning at The Seattle Mirror, competing with others for a single reporter’s job. His competitors are ivy leaguers with extensive experience, while Jason put himself through community college and lacks experience. That doesn’t stop him, though, as you’ll find out.

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Jason Wade Thriller Trilogy

Not only does Jason chase his story, he also confronts his own past and becomes a hero.

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What I’m Reading: Whales and Tails Mysteries

When I first saw these books listed on Amazon, I thought the titles (and the covers – I’m big on covers) were silly, but why not give them a try? I did, and now the series is one of my favorites. Just goes to show you never know about a book until you read it….

The first book in the series is “Romeow and Juliet.” See what I mean about the titles? The story, however, is compelling and kept my interest throughout. As I’ve said before, if it doesn’t hook me and keep me interested, any book is history. This book has everything: a dead body, romance, and a side story about cats in love.

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Romeow and Juliet

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What I’m Reading: David Wolf Mysteries

Unstoppable. That seems to be the best word to describe David Wolf.

In the first book, Foreign Deceit, Wolf is looking forward to being appointed as Sheriff in Rocky Points, Colorado, when he gets devastating news:  in the Italian Alps, David’s brother has apparently committed suicide. After getting there, Wolf finds that there are suspicious circumstances and people not only lying to him, but trying to kill him.

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Foreign Deceit

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What I’m Reading: Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mysteries

Do you like ghost stories? If you do, then you ought to give this series a chance. There are 19 of these paranormal mysteries to sink your teeth into, and the plots are good enough that if it weren’t for most of Mary’s clients being dead, they’d still be good books. The first of the series is Loose Ends. In it, Mary, a former Chicago policewoman, is asked to find out why a ghost is appearing to a Senator’s wife. How do you use evidence that a ghost gave you in court? It’s a sticky problem.

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Loose Ends

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