Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Romance...with some murder on top and a side of espionage




If you like your romance to have some murder, suspense, and sometimes even a little espionage on the side I suggest you give Linda Howard a try.

(I've read pretty much everything she's ever written,unless there's a title out there I somehow missed due to unavailability)

My favorite by Linda Howard is probably Mr. Perfect.
Jaine Bright is another one of those heroines that I just couldn't get enough of. She's a smartass with quick wit and an honesty with herself that I so admire. (Ahem..do you see a trend with me loving smart ass heroines?...) The back drop of this book has a grisly murderer on the loose stalking Jaine and her friends after they get together one Friday night after work and as a joke put together a list of attributes that their "Mr. Perfect" would posess. But, Jaine's character is so strong and the heat between her and Sam (the hero) is so...well...hot... that it's sometimes hard to remember that.

This book was published in June 2001, the only thing that dates it is a conversation about midway through about 3 of the women not having cell phones. It's pretty widely available at local libraries, paperback swap, and amazon.

Some other books to check out by Linda Howard are:

There are lots more really good ones, these are just some of my favorites

I've got a gently used copy of Mr Perfect up for grabs!

1. leave me a comment = 1 entry
2. become a follower = 1 entry already a follower =2
3. Put my linky on your sidebar = 3 entries and also enables you to get other chances for random acts of reading
Winner will be announced next Tuesday, April 21

Here's the Linky

The Winner of Jennifer Crusie's
Faking It
Drey please email me your address and put "winner" in the subject line and I will get this out to you!

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Vanessa said...

Great review. I hope I win!


I'm a follower

Jackie said...

Ooh I am second.

I am also a follower.

KR said...

I'd love it.

I'm a follower


Kelly said...

I've heard of her but I don't think I've read her books. I'll have to try one out!

My hubby bought me a new book for Easter that I need to read too!

Unknown said...

I can't resist a mystery, especially with such a great review!

I am already a follower :)

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Kelly said...

Hmmm, haven't heard of her...sounds good!
Kelly W.

Becky W. said...

Count me in please! This sounds good!


Edgy Inspirational Author said...

I'd be interested.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, my friend. I'm just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Jake L said...

sounds like a good read, please enter me into this giveaway.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good one. Thanks for entering me.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

donnas said...

Great review.

I am a follower.

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scottsgal said...

I enjoy her books as well but haven't read all of them yet. count me in for this one

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drey said...

Yay, me! Thanks so much! I've emailed...

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good read! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

Carolyn said...

Is her books like the "agnes" one? Even if it's not, the review sounds like it would be one I would enjoy reading. I haven't read this author before. Another one I get to add to the reading list.

Pissenlit said...

Oooh, romance, murder, suspense and espionage! Sounds like my kinda book!

Unknown said...

I'm already a follower.

Llehn said...

Sounds like a good book!


Valorie said...

Murder and romance are a wonderful pair. <3

I am a follower.


M. said...

I love the term "random acts of reading"! I may have to adopt that....

I've heard about this title for some time and have had no luck tracking it down. Haven't read any others by the author. I was interested in this one because my special interest at my blog is about comedic writing and I heard this was really good.

I'm a follower, also. Have I mentioned how much I like your little spectacles-wearing poultry friend?

Lee said...

Ohh cool!!! That sounds like a great fun, summer read!! Maybe I can win as my b-day is the 21st?? Well, if not......I know what to look for at Barnes & Noble next trip!! LOL

Lee said...

Hey Amy......I hope you don't mind, but I used your Chickie Picture with your name on it and linked it with your blog on my sidebar!!!

Anonymous said...

Yayz, another giveaway!

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Unknown said...

I subscribe via rss

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Unknown said...

Hi Amy!

I love to read this!

Please enter me!

I'm a follower.



a real librarian said...

Please enter me! Thanks for the chance!


deepsouthrunner said...

Sounds like a really fun book! I love suspense/romance books like this.

deepsouthrunner said...

I'm already a follower!


The Giveaway Diva said...

great review!! would love to win!

The Giveaway Diva said...

already a follower!

kate said...

ohh wow would love to win!!

glittergurl04 @hotmail.com

LesbianBride said...

Hi, I am keen! Sounds like a great book, with a wonderful recommendation (and I know a couple of people without cell phones, still!)

Liyana said...

I'm a follower. (: