The Cost of Love by Drue Allen
In Roswell, New Mexico, a deadly bioagent is being released via UFO’s. Well, they’re not really the little green alien kind of UFO’s, rather a military hybrid aircraft. The reason why the bioagent that kills quite quickly from the inside out, is being used on the citizens of Roswell is still unknown to me. But when you put together a team of two unthinkably incompatible agents together on this mission, you’re bound to see the sparks fly.
Dean Dreiser is called in to find out who is behind these sick and demented murders. One girl found in the dessert turns into a town of over thirty being dead. Dean must work with a new partner, Dr. Lucinda Brown, and when he glimpses the young girl at the airport, he is floored and a little bit mad, he is a seasoned field agent, and this girl must be a rookie. So why pair the two together? Lucy is a specialist in biohazard weapons, and will prove to Dean, she’s more than just a pretty face with brains.
Going undercover as a bartender and waitress at E.T’s bar, Dean and Lucy quickly see some things that are just not right. When the UAV’s have finally released the deadly bio-weapon on the Roswell’s senior population, Dean and Lucy have to work together to save everyone… and they may be closer to death than either will ever know. Lucy may have the second sight, but even she didn’t see what all this is going to come down to. She most especially didn’t see herself falling in love with the Falcon.
The Cost of Love by Drue Allen is a Romantic Suspense filled with action, love, and emotion. While it had an explosive, yet tear jerker ending, the beginning really didn’t suck me in. But once the action started picking up, I was hooked. Drue Allen’s debut novel is well written, has a great story line, and believable characters. One thing I am missing though, is the motive, why would someone want to release this bioagent, and why on Roswell? BUT, that is my thinking and my opinion, and Drue really has done an amazing job for this to be her first novel, I look forward to the sequel. 4 Hearts
Release Date: March 2010
The Cost of Love by Drue Allen
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 9:19 AM
More, by Tracy Mellor, is a well put together compilation of her poetry. This selection of poems are much more dark than her previous book, Walk Backwards in Your Mind. She expresses her feelings openly about what I assume are men that hurt her in her life, the way her life has gone thus far at times, and in a way her expectations of life and relationships. Also, her poems are all in lower case, could that be how she felt as she wrote these poems, small and kind of disconnected? I’m not a psychiatrist so I won’t assume that one, but you also get that Ms. Mellor is a strong and victorious woman after reading these words.
Tracy has created a book that I can picture someone reading on a stage, maybe a café of some type, while the audience sits awed at what they’re hearing. More is quite a bit lengthier than her previous book of poetry, so you get more depth and that really made reading More, more enjoyable. 4.5 Hearts
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 9:24 PM
Jason Rourke has been trapped inside of a painting for 300 years after 30 minutes of satisfying his carnal desires with a wizard’s daughter. The wizard Vilnius was livid to see a vampire sleeping with his only child, so he cast them both inside paintings as a form of punishment. The only way to break the spell is for a mortal to express the desire to have Rourke free from his prison. So far it has been three centuries, and to no avail he is still trapped with no way out, but as soon as he escapes he will exact his revenge on the old wizard, as well as take back the sword that once belonged to his father.
Karinna Adams is a woman that lives a pretty mundane and dull life, all that is about to change. The painting draws her closer, the man seems to move each day, but Kari thinks she must be going insane. Time passes and she actually believes that there is a man that needs to escape, so she wishes him free. A woman that really has never known love will fall for the sexy blonde vampire type, whether she saw it coming or not, a life without Rourke is not an option. She helps him free the wizards daughter from her painted prison, helps him catch up to the 21st century, and shows him what love could be like. Still in a small part of her mind she feared the vampire, but wanted the man with an unending passion. When the evil wizard puts Kari in a prison of her own, Rourke must find a way to free her… or condemn himself to that hell once again.
As a long time fan of Amanda Ashley’s I think Immortal Sins is more supernaturally involved, and I liked it! She added in a wizard, people trapped in paintings, as well as quite a bit of history on Transylvania that she normally wouldn’t put in her books. I think this was a nice shake up for her stories, but she still had the devastatingly handsome vampire, and the woman that was perfect for him, along with a happily ever after that will make you feel complete once you finish that last page. Perfection and flawless as always, Ms. Ashley is still in my top five favorite authors! And, the cover art is smokin’ hot!!
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 10:10 AM