Let's Read HOT BLOODED by Lisa Jackson and celebrate Mardi Gras!

  • February 16, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Member Adrianna Guzman hosts a wild and fun afternoon of Mardi Gras and murder! The book for the month is Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson. Here's the blurb from Ms. Jackson's website:

"First One Dead Body...

A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Ponchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. All in a day's work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two?

Then Another...

A second hooker's corpse turns up. Samantha's ominous caller persists, along with a mysterious female claiming to be a woman from her past -- a woman who's been dead for years. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer prowling the shadowy streets of New Orleans is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn't dare trust anyone. Especially not Ty Wheeler, her seductive new neighbor who seems to know more about her than a stranger should.

...And Another

Somebody has discovered Samantha's darkest secret. Somebody is convinced that lives must be sacrificed to pay for her sins. So far, the victims have been strangers. Prostitutes. But as a cunning, cold-blooded killer grows bolder, Samantha wonders in dread if she will be the next to die..."

 

Adrianna plans a awesome King Cake with chickory coffee (and, maybe, beignets).

 

Mask is optional, but more than welcome!

 

Adrianna will email the address the week of the event. The location is near CSUN in Northridge.

 

 

 

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  • Michelle

    I really enjoyed the Saturday book meeting. Adrianna was
    a wonderful host. The group was very interesting and friendly and I hope to to be able to join the group.

    Michelle Morales

    February 18, 2013

    • Adrianna G.

      Thank you Michelle! I hope to see you at next month's meeting. Don't forget to RSVP! There are only 10 spots, and 7 are already taken. See you soon!

      February 18, 2013

  • Phyllis M.

    Thank you for hosting this Month. I really enjoyed your decorations and your home it was wonderful.

    February 17, 2013

    • Adrianna G.

      Thank you! It was great to see you again and I look forward to seeing you next month.

      February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Adrianna did a wonderful job with decorations, food and Mardi Gras ambiance. Lively conversation, comfortable feeling of being with friends and great topics of books read and more to come. Thanks to Adrianna for opening your home and your charming personality.

    1 · February 17, 2013

    • Adrianna G.

      Thank you for such kind words. It was my pleasure. Look forward to seeing you next month and hearing about more authors.

      February 17, 2013

  • Phyllis M.

    Had a wonderful time.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good book, a bit long and a bit predictable but a good read overall.

    February 16, 2013

  • Adrianna G.

    I very much enjoyed hosting this month's meetup and discussing the book with new and veteran members of the group. There was lively discussion, as usual, and we exchanged the names of authors and other books we've enjoyed. We thought it would be nice to share the names of some of those authors, so here they are! Gail Carriger, ("Soulless," etc.), Sandra Brown, Charlaine Harris, Charles Todd, Donna Leon, Ruth Rendall, "Thunderstruck," "Devil in the White City," "Cutting for Stone", Patricia Briggs, HP Mallory, Colin Cotterill, and Lee Child. So many books, so little time!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Victoria M.

    A page turner. Lots of twists and unexpected events. I enjoyed it.

    February 16, 2013

  • Terry K.

    Hi All
    I got roped into a writing conference last minute. Totally bummed to be missing this!

    February 12, 2013

  • Shoshana S.

    Hi Adrianna! I didn't get the directions either :( Would you mind resending them? I have rsvp'ed to a couple of these meetings before but ended up having a conflict. After too many months I am excited to finally be meeting everyone!

    February 14, 2013

    • Adrianna G.

      Hi Shoshana, I emailed the address and directions, so please let me know if you don't get them. See you tomorrow!

      February 15, 2013

  • Adrianna G.

    Hi all, I just sent another email with the address and directions as my townhome can be a little hard to find just based on the address. If you don't get it, let me know and I'll send it again.

    February 15, 2013

  • Adrianna G.

    Hi all, I emailed directions this past Saturday, so if you have not received them yet, let me know and I'll send them again. See you on Saturday!

    February 11, 2013

    • Victoria M.

      Adrianna, I didn't receive your e-mail with the address. Can you please sent it again. thanks, vicki

      February 12, 2013

    • Adrianna G.

      Hi Vicki, I just emailed you the address and directions, with my phone number. Let me know if you don't get it. See you Saturday!

      February 12, 2013

  • Lee

    David wants to take me away this weekend...and I so want a piece of King Cake!

    February 11, 2013

    • Adrianna G.

      We'll miss you! But have fun and stop by if your plans change.

      February 11, 2013

  • val l.

    I read one mystery a week. Keep me posted as to when and where the meetings are!

    February 10, 2013

  • Victoria M.

    Loved the book. I'm looking forward to hearing what others thought about it.

    February 9, 2013

  • Leslie M.

    Haven't read book. Finishing up Michael Connelly's latest.

    February 9, 2013

  • Norma

    I'm Baaack! : ) But, on the 16th is a Chinese New Year thingie that I might be going to. We'll see. In any case, looking forward to another meeting when able.

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to our version of Mardi Gras. I will bring the beads!! See y'all there....

    January 20, 2013

  • Ritu

    Looking forward to meeting everyone, and to discussing the February book.

    January 19, 2013

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