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Thursday, December 15, 2011

One Stiletto in the Grave- Jason Krumbine

FA LA LA LA LA..... LA LA LA LA -Blaaaahhh...




That's right....blaaaahh....am I seriously the only one out there folks?? The shopping..the decorating...gawwwddd ....the FAMILY.....TOO MUCH.



So, I have been reading ...a lot...Just finished Wally Lamb's book ," The Hour I First Believed..". If you haven't read this..beware- not a upper. I would review this fantastic, well written book..but I am depressed enough...

In my state of despair I came along Jason Krumbine's ,"One Stiletto in the Grave".....Jason is on my twitter list, which I still am completely clueless how Twitter works.....but it's apparently legal to stalk Mike Rowe via Twitter....hmmm....wait...BACK TO ME!

Jason posted that this particular book was free that day...Free?? Because thanks to Xmas I need free...how in the hell can I keep my 5 book a week habit up during this hideous time??

Hallllo!! Great cover....(please refer to early blog ranting on the importance of a decent cover).

This book is the first in (hopefully) a long series. Avery and Brooke Graves are reapers..and sisters..think of bounty hunters for the dead. They deliver the dead where they got to go- pick up their paycheck at the end. Avery is the stable, organized sister and Brooke has a frat boy mentality who happens to be built like a supermodel. Now, some of you may say...especially you Martha Stewart, PTA wanna bee's, that Brooke is trashy and needs to put some time in with Sr. Joanne for some serious repentance..whatever.

I had friends like Brooke, in fact I still have one. She has simmered down since our college age days but ..Whoa Nellie..she could make a biker blush. Double standard to think that boys who behave like this are just young and silly while.girls are slutty with low self esteems.... AAAK...sounding like Jesus..aka Oprah..off my soapbox.

The girls get in trouble with some bad guys- CAN'T SAY ANYMORE.....howeverrrrr.. Avery has a ER Doc boyfriend who I find boring and sedate...there is another reaper that hopefully will be more of a distraction in the future . Brooke does have a ex- boyfriend who seems a little creepy...crawl out of your skin type. For those 80's kids, remember Herb Tarlic from WKRP?? That is who I think of when I think of this gentleman.  She also has a very out of control sex drive and manages to spend time with this creeper (shout out to my teens..look at Mom usin the lingo!)  This book is fun, dialogue is sharp. Both characters and storyline are original.

 Like J.A Konrath, I have to constantly remind myself a MAN wrote this...

So to you book snobs- you know who you are....especially that group who booted me out 10 yrs ago for asking the innocent question, " Christ...does every book we read have to describe a English garden for 100 pages? Shoot me now."- Lighten up..there are fun books that are also well written, so give it a whirl.

Too my daughters... if I should die and you actually look at this blog. I will haunt you...HAUNT YOU ..if you think for a second you can act like Brooke Graves......oh....and stay away from Aunt Robbie...her memory is not what it used to be..and I never did those things she may tell you..

The book is no longer free but it is only $3.95 at Amazon...so screw getting Great Aunt Betty a coffee card this year..you need a book ...you need your sanity...




3 comments:

  1. I loved this review!! I'm glad you enjoyed the book :) I'm hard at work on book 2 and it should out by January.

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  2. Thankyou! Fun book to review...looking forward to the 2nd book.....:)

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  3. as always I will check it out as so far you have not steered me wrong.. ... I can't wait to check it out!!

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