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REVIEW: Vengeance in Death – An In Death series novel # 6 by J.D. Robb

A religious nutjob sociopathic serial killer targets Even and Roarke (Shocker!).  Extremely bloody mutilated bodies are found and Summerset is tied to more than one murder.

Hating the snobbish, uptight asswad, Eve still finds herself using every resource to prove that he should not be her prime suspect.  If only the dude would follow her advice and stay close to home.

Avenging the rape, mutilation, beating and death of Summerset daughter, Roarke is forced to make a list of those who provided him information on her torturers.  One by one, the killer is making his way through the list and brutalized them in the most delicious ways.

He’d been stripped naked, his hand and both his feet amputated.  The one eye he left stared in blind horror at the mirrored reflection of his own mutilated form.  He’d been disemboweled.

Peabody and Eve are hilarious.  They don’t come close to Stephanie and Lula, but they’re funny!

“Peabody’s a pussycat.  Aren’t you, Peabody?”

“Tame as a tabby, Lieutenant.”

With that said, this book left me wanting.

I was not entirely entertained.  I need something juicy to get my pulse pumping.  Maybe I picked up the wrong book at the wrong time.  *glances at bookshelves*


I recommend this book to mature adults only.  There is very little sexual content and it is non-descriptive.  The violence and murder scenes are fantastic!  Mature eyes only!

~Happy reading!


Book of the day … Vengeance in Death – An In Death series novel # 6 by J.D. Robb

I so need a break from the paranormal books I have been reading.  They are sucking what little brain cells I have into oblivion while giggling along the way.  *blink*

I could not decide between In Death or Stephanie Plum.  I’m not in a ha ha funny mood at the moment, so bloody gore mystery will suffice!

My momma is visiting me this week!  My birthday is the 18th, and school begins the 17th.  That’s so unfair.  So she has surprised me with a visit; too cool!  Suffice it so say, I will not finish reading this book this week 🙂  I doubt you will receive any posts at all, unless something is drumming against my mind, it will all have to wait until she leaves 🙂  Until then!

On to better and cooler things!  The In Death series by J.D. Robb.  I have yet to read this series in its entirety.  Vengeance in Death will be a first read for me, as well as those that follow.

Summary of Vengeance in Death:

He is an expert with the latest technology…a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit–always solved moments too late to save his victims’ lives. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past–a secret shared by none other than Eve’s new husband, Roarke.


REVIEW: Explosive Eighteen – A Stephanie Plum series novel by Janet Evanovich

Explosive Eighteen is a part of a brilliantly hilarious series featuring Stephanie Plum and her incredible sidekicks.

I am unhappy with this book.  Explanation below 🙂

Stephanie Plum is at it again.  Running from madmen, evading the FBI and police, outrunning mobsters and doing her best to keep Lula from shooting someone.

Being a bounty hunter is positively entertaining in this series.  Whenever I need a good laugh, I close my eyes and reach towards my bookshelf that holds my Evanovich collection.  I never know what story I’m getting myself into, but usually I am not disappointed.  Evanovich is brilliant and her sense of humor is down right breathtaking.  Literally.

Stephanie returns home from her trip to Hawaii.  The most holy moly fact?  She is not wearing a wedding ring but there is a tan line where one was worn.  What happened?  Did she marry Ranger or Morelli?  Only reading the book will tell!  Holy shit, right?!  That’s all I am going to say.

Vinnie is a good bail bondsman but a boil on my family’s backside.  In the past, he’s been a gambler, a womanizer, a philanderer, a card cheat, and I’m pretty sure he once had a romantic encounter with a duck.

As with all of the other books in this series, Stephanie waffles with the attraction and indecision between her lust of Morelli and Ranger.  In my opinion, something needs to change.  The relationships no longer leave me reading after midnight.  If I am not captivated enough to read past my bedtime, something needs to give.

And now Morelli was a good cop, a responsible home owner, and an excellent pet parent to his dog, Bob.  I’d always thought he had a superior boyfriend, but his job was a constant, frequently grim, intrusion, and I couldn’t see that changing anytime soon. 

The other guy in my life, Ranger, realistically had no boyfriend or husband potential whatsoever, but he was an addictive guilty pleasure.  He had a body like Batman, a dark and mysterious past, a dark and mysterious present, and an animal magnetism that sucked me in the instant I approached his force field.  He wore only black.  He drove only black cars.  And when he made love, his brown eyes dilated totally black.

Lula is one of my most favorite characters of ANY book that I have read.  She’s my hero.  A former ho, big, black and beautifully drenched in spandex suffocating in leopard print and curves that make doughnuts run for their lives, she’s wonderfully hilarious and addictive.

“I’d never say anyone was fat due to that bein’ hurtful, but let’s face it, Lahonka’s a sandbag.  I carry a certain amount of weight, but mine’s perfectly distributed.  My big beautiful bubble butt balances out my oversized boobs…..”

With that said, I am extremely disappointed in this book.  Beyond totally bummed.  I usually read a book that I am excited about in less than a day to a day tops.  It took me until this morning to finish it.  It was released on Tuesday, so that makes it … 6 days.  I found myself struggling through the pages.  Forcing myself to continue and endure the boring, profoundly unimaginative story, I fell asleep several times while reading.

On average, I would find myself in tears from hysterical laughter while reading the books in this series.  I laughed twice reading Explosive Eighteen.  Not even a good wholehearted laugh.  😦

I recommend this book to those reading this series.  To others, I would advise against it.  There is nothing brilliant or phenomenal about Explosive Eighteen.

Mild to moderately indescriptive violent and sexual content.

Line of the book:

“Too bad,” Grandma said.  “He’s a looker, and I’m thinking about becoming a cougar.”