First Line Fridays: “Leverage in Death” by J.D. Robb

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First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hording Books.

Happy Friday!

First week of September done, just like that. If you’ve read my August wrap-up, you’ll know that I’ve set up quite a challenge for myself this month, and I think I’m off to a good start. I’ve already finished one book (yay!) and am well into my second one. I only took a quick break from it to write this post.

My FLF pick today is one I’ve been waiting to come up since, well, since it was announced.




Thou shalt not kill.

Paul Rogan didn’t consider himself a religious man, but that commandment played over and over his head as he stepped into the lobby. As his wing tips clicked on the polished marble floor, those four words beat inside him.




Leverage in Death is the 47th book in J.D. Robb’s long-running crime thriller/romance series. I already have the e-book (and waiting for my pre-ordered copy to arrive in the mail) and I’m excited to start reading it. I have to postpone it though since I have to finish my blog tour books. I think I can get to it next week, so, that’s something I’m really looking forward to. I can’t wait to see just what case Eve is handling in this one (sounds like it involve suicide bombing). Also, as it is with series, it’s always fun to catch up with all the series’ regular cast. It almost feels like seeing old friends you haven’t seen in a while.

What are you guys and gals reading today? Hit me up with ’em, won’t you. 🙂



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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: “Connection in Death” by J.D. Robb

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick for today’s CWW comes from a long-running series I love so much.


Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent—and serve justice to the guilty—on the streets of New York.

Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.

Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.

Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances…

Connection in Death is the 48th book in the Eve Dallas/In Death series. Now, you may be thinking you’d get tired of it after 47, let alone 48 books, but there’s just something different in every In Death release. A different case for one, also the development each character makes in every book still make this long-running series exciting. I just want Nora Roberts (aka J.D. Robb) to keep on writing for this it. I’ll never get enough!

Connection in Death releases February 5, 2019. Meanwhile, make your TBR pile even higher and add it on Goodreads.



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Bookish News: “Leverage in Death” (J.D. Robb) Excerpt

Two years ago when I was in a reading rut, a friend of mine recommended the In Death series to me. Needless to say I got hooked. Since then I’ve read all 46 books (It’s been around since 1995. I’m just less than a decade older than it.) in the series, and I’m pretty much hyped to get my hands on the next one.

37638161For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter―but what was the motive of the masked men?

Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn’t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it’s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.


It’s still three months until Leverage in Death is released, but an excerpt of the first chapter is up on Nora Roberts’ (J.D. Robb is just her pseudonym) blog Fall Into The Story.  It opens up with a supposed suicide bombing at a meeting full of airline executives. Sounds like another tough case for my fave fictional police detective Lt. Eve Dallas.

Leverage in Death will be out September 4. Add it to your TBR!