View Full Version : Crossroads: Showdown - Keta Diablo

November 21st, 2009, 02:47 PM
Hi Everyone,<O:p></O:p>
I hope everyone is having a wonderful fall and getting ready to spend some time with family and friends if you celebrate Thanksgiving. Here, in the <ST1:place w:st="on">Midwest</ST1:place> we're having some FAB weather for November. It promises to be in the 50's all week, highly unusual for this time of year. NO SNOW yet -- Woohoo!<O:p></O:p>
Here's what I'm reading these days. Due to a short attention span, I always have 3-4 books going at one time, yes, that's true. I jump back and forth. <O:p></O:p>
Drawn Into Darkness, Annette McCleave (fantastic - I'm loving it)<O:p></O:p>
Enchantress Mine (an old Beatrice Small -- sort of holding my attention)<O:p></O:p>
Slave to Sensation (Nalina Singh - so far very good)<O:p></O:p>
And now on to my review for Crossroads: Showdown the third novella in the best-selling trilogy at PHAZE , http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Crossroads+Showdown/exact_match=exact<O:p></O:p>
Partial Review from Seriously Reviewed. Read the full review here: http://seriouslyreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/11/crossroadsshowdown-by-keta-diablo.html<O:p></O:p>
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Blurb: Tough PI, Frank McGuire, attempts to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in <ST1:place w:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on">West Virginia</st1:State></ST1:place>. While channeling his inner spirt for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost. As Frank races against time to locate the missing girls, he receives help from the most unlikely of sources. To complicate matters, Rand has decided its time Frank commit to their relationship -- or run the risk of <ST1:place w:st="on">Rand</ST1:place> being gone when he returns.

Review: My heart is still pounding. This is the best suspense I have read in a long time. The action was non-stop. The twists and turns came out of the blue and left me breathless. The psychic elements were wonderful and the ending was brilliant. Not overdone, no long drawn out scenes. It was simply wonderful.

Both Frank and Rand are well thought out, the sex is hot and vividly described. When they are together, it’s raw yet beautiful. I can’t call it a complaint, because I loved the story as is. But it is the suspense of the book that carries the story. The “Romantic” part of “Romantic Suspense” is not an integral part of SHOWDOWN. But even without a strong romance within the story, it still a book to stay on the keeper shelf. The story stands alone, but I think I want to truly get to know the characters. So I’m off to read the first two in the series, Crossroads and Crossroads: Revisited. <O:p></O:p>
Thanks so much for reading. Stay Safe and Have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING,<O:p></O:p>