Friday, 27 March 2015

Fiction Friday - Raining Men & Somebody Killed his Editor (audio)

Raining Men by Rick R Reed 

Sequel to Chaser 

The character you loved to hate in Chaser becomes the character you will simply love in Raining Men. 

It’s been raining men for most of Bobby Nelson’s adult life. Normally, he wouldn’t have it any other way, but lately something’s missing. Now, he wants the deluge to slow to a single special drop. But is it even possible for Bobby to find “the one” after endless years of hooking up? 

When Bobby’s father passes away, Bobby finally examines his rocky relationship with the man and how it might have contributed to his inability to find the love he yearns for. Guided by a sexy therapist, a Sex Addicts Anonymous group, a well-endowed Chihuahua named Johnny Wadd, and Bobby’s own cache of memories, Bobby takes a spiritual, sexual, and emotional journey to discover that life’s most satisfactory love connections lie in quality, not quantity. And when he’s ready to love not only himself but someone else, sex and love fit, at last, into one perfect package.

This is not a love story. It's the journey of a man. There is a romance of sorts but it more than takes the backburner to Bobby's growth, in fact it all but happens off the page.

If you read Chaser and hated Bobby for his actions, then you have to read this book. There are numerous sex scenes but Rick R Reed in no way included them for titillation. They will leave you hollow and empty inside. 

I know you won't believe me, those of you that still hold on to the memory of the deplorable way Bobby behaved in Chaser, but your heart will ache for the man that you thought you hated. Not once, but time and time again. 

5/5

Somebody Killed his Editor - Josh Lanyon

The road back to bestsellerdom can be deadly.

Holmes & Moriarity, Book 1

Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer. Until now. Sales are down and his new editor is allergic to geriatric gumshoes.

On the advice of his agent, he reinvents his fortyish, frumpy, recently dumped self into the sleek, sexy image of a literary lion, and heads for a Northern California writers conference to try and resurrect his career. A career nearly as dead as the body he stumbles over in the woods.

In a weirdly déjà vu replay of one of his own novels, he finds himself stranded in an isolated lodge full of frightened women—and not a lawman in sight. Except for J.X. Moriarity, former cop and bestselling novelist. The man with whom he shared a one-night stand—okay, maybe three—long ago. The man who wants to arrest him for murder.

A ruthless, stalking killer, or a hot, handsome ex-lover. Which poses the greater danger? It’s elementary, my dear Holmes!

Witty, mystery story which pokes fun at all manner of things to do with writers and publishing. I crushed on this book so hard when I read it, didn't think it could be improved upon. But I was wrong...the audio book is brilliant. Kevin R Free does an amazing job of bringing Kit and JX to life. Kit comes across in turns as insecure, confused, and frustrated, and JX, well, JX is damn sexy and just a little mysterious.

If I could give this 6/5 I would. 

Hey, this is my blog... 6/5




2 comments:

  1. Wow, those were glowing reviews!!! I never read Chaser so....is it worth reading? I don't like hating characters LOL.UGH I wish I could listen to audiobooks :((( I tend to zone out and not pay attention though. But I may have to see abt getting that second one as an ebook :D

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    1. My review for Chaser is here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/565087970
      You need to read it to truly appreciate Raining Men because unless you know how completely irredeemable his actions were in the first book (and hearing of them second hand is not the same as living it in Chaser) you can't really get caught up in his journey toward understanding his actions.

      I've started to listen to audio books as I wander around the supermarket (made for an awkward moment last weekend when my breath caught and my eyes involuntarily started to leak!). The audio version of Somebody Killed his Editor is superb but I would recommend the ebook too. In fact I believe I've rec'd it to you before.

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