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Friday, January 25, 2008

Riding the Thunder by Deborah MacGillivray



Riding the Thunder by Deborah MacGillivray
Publisher: Dorchester
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: Best Book
Review by Poppy

A Storm's Coming...

It was all part of the plan. While his brother was in Scotland dethroning the Lady of Falgannon, Jago Mershan was headed to Kentucky. There he would do his share in avenging his father on the Montgomeries. Only, there was a monkey wrench in the works.

Just looking at his alleged enemy's granddaughter made Jago think of his classic black '67 Harley Electra Glide, a motorcycle with clean lines and sleek curves that promised the ride of a man's life. Asha was all woman--and the only woman for him. He'd bet she could go from zero to one hundred in the blink of an eye...and not even her claims of paranormal happenings in the diner she ran could put him off. He knew magic: He had a special name for the sights, the sounds, the tastes and smells of that perfect ride. There might be a storm coming, but it was one of passion, and together he and Asha would be...

RIDING THE THUNDER

Second in the Seven Sisters of Colford Hall series sequel to The Invasion of Falgannon Isle.

Wow.

So, this story was nothing like I expected. I figured there would be humor (there is) and unusual characters (there are) and a convoluted, yet interesting plot (yep...it's there, too!), but I didn't expect a ghost story. Or a murder mystery.

Deborah MacGillivray has packed this book full of a little bit of everything! Even better, it's well written and edited.

From the moment Jago Mershan rides into Kentucky, he's a little off-center. The entire place is like a moment out of the sixties, from the diner with its haunted jukebox to the drive-in theater.

But when Asha Montgomerie starts reliving the past through the eyes of teenager who died back in 1964, things get a little dicey. And when someone tries to kill them both, Jago determines to find out just what the heck is going on in the little back water town.

He's quickly adopted by everyone there, including the Cat With No Name who no one has ever seen before, so he feels a little guilty about the nefarious plans his family has to ruin the Montgomerie family as payback for an old debt.

I loved this book even more than the first in this series. With layer after layer of mystery and intrigue as well as a secondary romance between Asha's brother, Liam, and Netta, I didn't want to stop reading! The best part of this book, though, has to be the colorful supporting cast of characters--each so incredibly unique, yet believable, that I'm ready to pack up and move to Kentucky.

Deborah MacGillivray has consistently impressed me with her work, and has earned a place on both my keeper shelf and my auto-buy list. I can NOT wait until the next book in this series comes out. I'll be first in line to get a copy.

Do yourself a big favor and pick up the books in this series the minute you can. You won't be disappointed.

43 comments:

Sarita Leone said...

It is always a pleasure to find an author who has the ability to consistently deliver a great story. I love the feeling of knowing I'm going to enjoy a book, undoubtedly, when I sit down and first open it.

Great review!

Eva said...

A Best Book rating for this last book from Ms. MacGillvray means an absolutely must read, of course, along with her other works! :)

Bossu49@aol.com

Freesia said...

Wow! What a fun book.

Meljprincess said...

That storm's coming and I want to be right in the middle of it! Oh, I'm praying to the contest Goddess that I win these two books. *g*

Melissa Keith
Meljprincess @ aol dot com

windycindy said...

Wow, either of these books would be great to win. Please enter me in the drawing. I appreciate it.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Nathalie said...

Meljprincess... you are not the only one!

Jane said...

Looking forward to reading this series.

Estella said...

My kind of book!

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Bebemiqui said...

Count me in!

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Sue A. said...

I love the title of the book. Congrats to Deborah on the great review!

V. said...

You make this one sound even better than the last one. Can't wait to read it...er...them!

Tara said...

yes please!

valmg said...

Great review. Please enter me in the contest. I mentioned it on one of my blogs as well. Thanks!

sandierpastures said...

Sounds like a great read!
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Marg said...

I'd love to be in the draw as well!

Laura K said...

Please enter me into this contest. Would love to read this author for the first (and second) time!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I blogged this in my post:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/friday-edition-of-contests-galore_25.html

Dena said...

It sounds like a really good story. Deborah sure has a varied wide range imagination. Thankfully for us readers.

blackroze37 said...

please enter me to win, would love to win these, they sounds so interesting



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Eva S said...

This storm sounds very interesting, would love to read the book!

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lastnerve said...

Great review and I can't wait to read the book

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rosemary said...

What a great combination a murder mystery and a ghost! I can't wait to read this book.

Susan said...

Deborah MacGillivray must have a spy at my local library. She has wrapped up all my favorites:
unusual characters, humor, a ghost story, maybe even a murder mystery. And to top it off the setting is a small town out of the sixties Two thumbs up form this reader.

Susan L
SuzyQ1955 at aol dot com

Judy said...

Fantastic looking read. Great review.

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housemouse88 said...

Would love to read this book. Have a great day.

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MarthaE said...

This was a wonderful review! Really makes me want to read the books. I haven't read anything by this author yet but I will now! Thanks for a chance to win. mesreads[at]gmail[dot]com

Toystory said...

I don't know if I'll survive the month....I want to get this book to!...

robynl said...

very interesting story line; please enter me.

Virginia said...

Sounds like a great story line. I would love to read this book. I really enjoy reading books with a little KY in them!

tetewa said...

Sounds good, include me!

Karen H in NC said...

Sounds like a great book. I've never read this author before but this sounds like a good place to start.

LuAnn said...

A ghost story? How fun is that!

Cheryl said...

This one really sounds good!

Cheryl
cg20pm00(at)gmail(dot)com

chey said...

Great review. Sounds like a book I don't want to miss!

dandan said...

sounds like a great book i cant wait to read this series
danielle_estes

blessedheart said...

I totally agree with the reviewer. This was a fabulous story and I would highly recommend it to romance readers who like a twist of humor.

Blessings,
Rhonda :-)

tigger9 said...

The book sounds awesome. The review has definately caught my attention. It was really good.
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Estella said...

This book sounds great!

Laura731 said...

I enjoyed the review and am looking forward to reading the book...What a unique concept!

Sue A. said...

I commented before in January, but I want to be sure that I get counted in May!

This is one book I want to ride along with.

Lady Lauren said...

Thanks for the review! The books sounds fun.

lauren.mcintyre@yahoo.com

squiresj said...

I've been to this author's website and her books look really interesting. I would like to ride along and win this book.
jrs362 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kytaira said...

This sounds like a really neat book. Thanks for the review!

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