Thursday, April 28, 2011

What's on your nightstand?

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blogging for some book news! Check back on www.rileyshane.com on Monday for to see the cover and blurb for my upcoming Dreamspinner Press release, Chasing Alex!!!

Now, onto this week's reading. The audio book madness continues as I work on In the Penalty Box, and since it's Royal Wedding Week, what better choice is there than an audio book with a wedding-ish theme? Just omit what happens to the bride in this book (yikes). I have to say, the narrator is one of the best I've ever heard.

Veil of Night by Linda Howard
Ballantine Books/Random House Audio
Contemporary Romance Veil of Night Cover
ISBN: 978-0345506894/978-0307577634
Description from Amazon.com:

Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job—usually. But helping Carrie Edwards with her Big Day has been an unrelenting nightmare. Carrie is a bridezilla of mythic nastiness, a diva whose tantrums are just about as crazy as her demands. But the unpleasant task at hand turns seriously criminal when Carrie is brutally murdered and everyone involved with the ceremony is accusing one another of doing the deed.

The problem is, most everyone—from the cake maker and the florist to the wedding-gown retailer and the bridesmaids’ dressmaker—had his or her own reason for wanting the bride dead, including Jaclyn. And while those who felt Carrie’s wrath are now smiling at her demise, Jaclyn refuses to celebrate tragedy, especially since she finds herself in the shadow of suspicion.

Assigned to the case, Detective Eric Wilder finds that there’s too much evidence pointing toward too many suspects. Compounding his problems is Jaclyn, with whom he shared one deeply passionate night before Carrie’s death. Being a prime suspect means that Jaclyn is hands-off just when Eric would rather be hands-on. As the heat intensifies between Eric and Jaclyn, a cold-blooded murderer moves dangerously close. And this time the target is not a bride but one particularly irresistible wedding planner, unaware of a killer’s vow.

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