Today’s topic for the Long and Short Reviews blog challenge is fictional worlds I’d love to visit.
Does NYC in the future count as fictional? ‘Cuz if it does, then I want to visit the New York City of the InDeath series by JDRobb
Cars that fly; no guns – just stunners; auto-chef machines that cook anything you want to eat in less than a minute; magic coats that repel bullets: holograms; goggles that act as microscopes.
These are just some of the very useful inventions of JDRobb’s vivid imagination, and that all help make this futuristic police procedural/romance series so popular at 50 books and still going strong. From the very first book, Naked in Death, published in 1995, readers were hooked by the book’s heroine, Lt. EVE DALLAS, a cop with a dark, disturbing past filled with abuse and neglect as she negotiated her way thru the NYC Police Department of the future. When she meets the enigmatic and hunky Roarke, first as a murder suspect, the sparks flew of the page and have kept flying 50 books in. Snarky wit, villains that keep on coming, and a wealth of interpersonal drama and comedy mark each and every book in the seires. The cast of characters is as diverse and quirky as they crimes the solve. And through it all, the love Eve and Roarke have for each other and all in their realm, survives, strengthens, and grows.
Due in February 2020, book 50 and the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive—and a terrifying weapon.
Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body—and killed him.
After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team—and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed—it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close—though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman—or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.
I want to visit – hell, I want to live – in this book series!!!
Let’s see where some of the other authors in this challenge want to visit: L&SR
My newest book, DIRTY DAMSELS, takes place in the here and now in NYC and is available on KU and here:
When I first saw Cynderella all covered in soot in that sexy maid uniform, I knew I wanted to be her Prince.
She’s a smart and savvy businesswoman who’s built her cleaning company from the ground up. But now that Dirty Damsels was booming, I’ve been hired to arrange a hostile takeover.
But the temptation of having her was too much to ignore…
We ended up spending one night together—a night neither of us will forget. Now, I want more. I need more. I want to spend every night, skin-on-skin, with my beautiful Ella.
Problem is, when she finds out who I really am, she’ll never forgive me. ~ Duncan Prince