The Rest Falls Away and White Lies

2/12/2007 05:18:00 PM / Posted by Kris /

The Rest Falls Away: The Gardella Vampire Chronicles (Signet Eclipse)
The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason

I really enjoyed this one. It is a historical which I am picky about and not usually in the mood for, but I liked this one. I love any book that pulls at my emotions and this one did, though it is probably just me (I was PMSing at the time and that makes me sappy. I know, TMI, but anyway...). This was pretty much a Regency Buffy. I am not a big fan of Buffy, but I liked this better than the show.

Book Description:
In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy of vampire slaying, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous, moonlit streets, Victoria's heart is torn between London's most eligible bachelor, (Phillip) the Marquess of Rockley, and her enigmatic ally, Sebastian Vioget. And when she comes face to face with the most powerful vampire in history (Lilith), Victoria must ultimately make the choice between duty and love.

White Lies
White Lies by Jayne Anne Krentz

I love her Jayne Castle books and if you enjoy those, you will love this one. It is basically a modern day Jayne Castle book. This book links her Jayne Castle, her latest Amanda Quick and this Jayne Anne Krentz books together. It does have her JAK romanctic suspense but with the added paranormal element of psychic gifts. It helps to understand this one full if you have read Second Sight by AQ because these are/talk about the descendents of the H and h in that book. But if you have not read it, it is not that hard to pick up. I did enjoy this one a lot.

Book Description:
Petite, thirtysomething Clare Lancaster is a Level Ten para-sensitive-and a "human lie detector." Over the years, she's come to accept that someone with her extraordinary talents is likely to have trouble in the relationship department. And she's even resigned herself to the fact that everyone, to one degree or another, hides behind a façade. . . .
And now it seems that meeting the half sister and family whom she never knew until seven months ago was a mistake. Her father summons her from California to play a role in his business empire, and Clare doesn't intend on making the same mistake twice. But after meeting Jake Salter, Archer Lancaster's "financial consultant," Clare is convinced that things aren't what they seem. Salter's careful conversation seems to walk a delicate line between truth and deception, revealing and resisting. Something sparks and sizzles between them-something more than the usual electricity between a man and a woman.
Caught in a dizzying storm of secrets, lies, and half-truths, Jake and Clare will plunge into an investigation that demands every bit of their special gifts-together they must overcome their mutual distrust in order to unravel a web of conspiracy and murder.

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Comment by nath on 2/13/2007 6:25 AM

Man, I still The Rest Falls away in my TBR pile and just can't pick it up. Definitively not in the mood for regency. Sigh. but I'm glad you liked it :)

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