I love being drawn in to a story, like I am really there, a fly on the wall watching it all happen. I love feeling the emotions….
NCIS is one of my favorite TV shows…… because the actors are so convincing they make you feel like you are watching their life. You forget it is only a story.
When books do the same thing…. there’s nothing better!
Two books stood out this week.
Tara Sharp Series – Sharp Shooter book 1 – Marianne Delacourt …. this was such a fun read. Tara has the ability to see auras around people, a gift that can be as distressing as it is helpful. Trouble seems to follow her around as she tries to unravel mysteries, using her gift, and that adds to the fun, for the reader.
The Gin Palace Trilogy – The Poisoned Rose book 1 – Daniel Judson…. the thing I loved most about this book was the way details were demonstrated by actions. Daniel Judson has done a masterful job of that. The story was engaging too, enough that I want to read the rest of the series, something I don’t often do.
There was a third mystery this week, it came in just behind these two.
A Spider Latham Red Rock Mystery – Trouble at the Red Pueblo book 4 – Liz Adair…. My favorite thing about this book, aside from the fact it is well written, was the story line. It was fresh, engaging, and believable. It didn’t feel anything like any other book I’ve read. I love originality.