woensdag 25 februari 2015

Recommendations from Karin for February 2015.

In order to bring some more variety to my blog, I have asked some of my bookish friends to tell about the books they have in the past month, and to give us a recommendation. Today’s post is made by Karin from Austria.


As I have promised last month I would like to talk a little about another author who is going to attend the LLC in Berlin. So this is not going to be one of the usual recommendations but rather an invitation (hopefully) for you to discover an excellent author who is also one of the nicest and most easy-going writers Peggy and I met at the first LLC.

I’m talking about Shannon McKenna.

We had a blast of a time with her and Lisa Marie Rice and I remember vividly Shannon saying, “Oh, I wish I could write a love scene that covers 50 or even more pages!”

Actually the love scenes in her books don’t cover 50 or more pages but nevertheless they are long and pretty steamy.
It seems that she has just published the last of her McCloud-series books. I haven’t read the latest yet.

The reading order:

1. Behind Closed Doors

 photo n60830_zpsvuwlonid.jpg

2. Standing In The Shadows

 photo n60831_zps9ke3p170.jpg

3. Out Of Control

 photo n131388_zpswdj3mco6.jpg

4. Edge of Midnight

 photo n217941_zpslrhtvtv1.jpg

5. Extreme Danger

 photo n248463_zpswi4hukov.jpg

6. Ultimate Weapon

 photo n270620_zpst4ofrc26.jpg

7. Fade to Midnight

 photo n337220_zpsvryztwjc.jpg

8. Blood and Fire

 photo n379354_zpsflazfqto.jpg

9. One Wrong Move

 photo n395964_zpsg75nnl37.jpg

10. Fatal Strike

 photo n416423_zpsetpqcn83.jpg

11. In for the Kill

 photo w525753_zpsawd18lq3.jpg

As you might guess from the titles these are romantic thrillers, they are suspenseful stories of alpha heroes (and I mean ALPHA) and their heroines who are by no means timid little misses who follow their heroes’ every whim. McKenna’s villains are so creepy that sometimes I needed a break but had to return to the book quickly. (I had guessed right – everything went well!)
I would not recommend to read the books one after the other too quickly (I did that with John Grisham and that was a really bad choice - the books tend to blend together after some time), take your time to savour them.
I personally liked “Out of Control” best, although Davy, the hero, is not an easy man to live with. He is overprotective, domineering, growly and the quintessential alpha.
Margot, the heroine, sure has courage although she is on the run and has this creepy stalker. She comes across as quite feisty but there is one moment in the book which would fall under the TSTL- category. Still – I could forgive her quite quickly.

So, if you are game for a few hours of biting your nails / fanning yourself while reading one and the same book – give the McClouds a try!!

Karin photo Karin 2_zps9oybhsee.png

Aurian: Thanks for the recommendation Karin! I did try her books a few years ago, for the first LoveLetter Convention, but those books are really not written for me. I am glad you enjoy them though!
How about you, reader? Have you read her books?

© 2015 Reviews by Aurian

9 opmerkingen:

  1. Yes..I am seeing a lot of romantic suspense in your recommendations..one of my favorite genres :)

  2. Yes, Karin, she's very friendly. I have read her books but not all of them. I love them. The men are real alpha men. I have read the first books of this series but I made the mistake of reading them one after the other and that was a little too much. But I will give it another try very soon :)

  3. Oh I want to read more of this genre so I'll have to add them to my wishlist.

  4. i haven't read this author yet but i love good romantic suspense so i could give uit a try given the opportunity to do so
    thank you for the recommendation

  5. Good to hear. I have Fatal Strike on my shelf. Gotta give it a go now :)

  6. I wonder if some of you think - like Aurian does - that the heroes are a little too intensive - to put it mildly!?

  7. l've got several book by SK. But I haven't read much by her.
    I do love an overprotective hero, but only with a heroine with a backbone. I'm afraid that in these books the ladies are lacking in that regard. So they are not high on my TBR.
    But SK herself was great. Loved meeting her