Sunday, August 22, 2010

Great Book Alert!!

There was the day, a number of years ago now, that a new release by author Justine Davis was cause for celebration. She was one of my first author gloms. I was checking out the Harlequin web site to see what I could/might want to buy when I saw one of my very favourite of her older series book being reissued!! My original copy is old and tattered from being read so often so I immediately added this one to my cart.

And then I decided I simply had to share this news with others who may not have read her earlier books.

Original Cover (the one I have)

One Last Chance

New Cover (The one I will have!)

Back of the Book

Chance Buckner: A tough-as-nails undercover cop dangerously close to the edge.

Shea Austin: A sultry nightclub singer with a big heart and shady connections.

Long ago, undercover narcotics cop Chance Buckner paid the ultimate price for his work. Now there was nothing inside of him but slow-boiling rage. His anger would help him destroy the drug dealer he was after…and keep him from falling for Shea Austin, whose voice threatened to heal his soul. And even if she was guilty as sin, Chance would protect her. Because he knew what could happen to delicate songbirds….

This one was a 5 out of 5 book at the time though it's been a few years since I've read it. But I say don't miss this goldie oldie!! And it's only $3.99 if you get it at their site.


farmwifetwo said...

The Redstone's have their own shelf on my goodreads page.

Got another at the UBS - Draven's - and a bombshell. I'm slowly getting her backlist read.

Will have to put this one in my TBR.

Kristie (J) said...

Farmwifetwo - she hasn't really worked for me for a while now :-(
BUT her earlier releases were WONDERFUL! And this is one of the wonderfullest.

Hilcia said...

Oooh, I've read two of her older categories and I really enjoyed them, Kristie. I didn't read this one, though. Getting it! Thanks for the heads up. :)

Mary G said...

Wow Kristie.
Brings back good memories. I love her older stuff. All scorching hot rereads. I loved:


The Whole Leader of the Pack series.

farmwifetwo said...

I like the last few Redstone's better than going back and reading the new ones. They are good, but the last few I thought were better.

I haven't read anything but the Redstone's so far. I do have that Bombshell to read.

I am getting the backlist in via ILLO as I go and look for them. I have learned not to glomm authors... you end up disliking them if you read them one book after the next. So I get one, read something else, go back etc. Did that with Lori Foster, now I simply don't like her writing.

Kristie (J) said...

Hilica: her older books are so emotional aren't they? One Last Chance is actually the prequel to the Trinity Street West Series if you've read any of them, if you've read any of them. Chance was Quisto Romero's partner before Quisto transferred to Trinity St West.

Mary: Since you've read the Trinity St West series I'm not sure if you've read this one or not, but as I said to Hilcia, this is the prequel. And I LOVE all the ones you mentioned. Another real good one - Errant Angel. I was hoping she would do more than the two in this series since they were both wonderful. You really need to read One Last Chance if you haven't already.

Farmwifetwo: If you can find them, you really do need to check out her series books from the early 90's. They are totally different than the ones she has written in the past few years. It's almost as if they were written by 2 different authors.

Mary G said...

Oh I love this one: The scene where they make love against the door. Ice please!

Wendy said...

Don't you love when a golden oldie gets reprinted?

I find it interesting that both covers feature a white rose. An element of the story perhaps?

azteclady said...

Oh this is great!

I love all of Justine Davis' earlier books, up to the first few Redstone--those haven't really worked for me either.

Yay for reissues!

orannia said...

YAH for re-releases!

Anonymous said...

The Redstone series is uneven; some are very good, some are so-so, but none are truly bad. When I read "Redstone for Ever," I wanted to send her a note and say don't do it.
I didn't like the Trinity series as much, but I've read most (perhaps all) of what Davis has written, including the ones as Justine Dare. She's a cut above.


nath said...

Is this one going to be re-released in print or ebook? LOL, I'll have to check it out since you enjoyed it so much :)

Marianne McA said...

I think the white rose is in story: she always wears red and white, and he gives her a white rose instead of a red one, or something like that.

I love her earlier books: I reread some of them reasonably recently (I think Azteclady prompted that by mentioning them at KarenS's blog...) and they stood up really well.

Those were the really ancient ones, like 'Suspicion's Gate' and 'Race against time'. Still good.

I liked her Trinity St West books too - especially the earlier ones. (Leader of the pack & A man to trust....) And I've kept them all. However, I only read about three of the Redstone's and then, with great regret, stopped buying her. But if anyone has recommendations from that series, I'd been interested in trying it again.

Kristie (J) said...

Marianne - I have those two - Suspicion's Gate and Race Against Time. Another one of her series books I really enjoyed was Stevie's Chase. I liked most of her Trinity St West books though there were a couple I didn't care for as much as others - Leader of the Pack was one of my fave's along with Clay Yeager's Redemption.
When I was at RWA, I was talking to the person in charge of the Harlequin Bundle and was wondering how far back they go, since I was thinking a bundle of her older books would be wonderful!!
I don't remember the white rose very well - but it will come back to me - hopefully within the week when my shipment comes in.

Nath: BOTH!!! So you get either a print or ecopy. Though the price isn't that much differe" with buying ebooks straight from EHarlequin. So I prefer the print copy.

Dick: She is indeed a cut above isn't she? I love the Hawk series she did. I thought it a fascinating concept - the last in the Hawk line finding a mysterious book that magically tells the hero's story. Sadly, there was only 3 - a contemporary, a western and a medieval. And then of course there were her two futuristics which are way high up on my favourites pile!! I've only read a couple of her Redstone books, but I see a marked difference in her writing style as compared to her much older books.

Orannia: I did the happy dance when I saw the book and I hope they come with more of her way back list. Most of mine are in rough shape and I'd love to have them in better condition.

AL: The younger readers of today don't know what they are missing do they - with her older books. I don't know how easy they are to find since in the UBS's around here, they won't take books going that far back.

Wendy - you are a big Harlequin reader - have you read any of her older books? If you, you should give them a read as they really are well written series books - plenty of character development, great heroes/heroine - just flat out great books.

Mary: I forget that scene too!! I can tell once I get my library back, I'll have to reread a lot of her books. It's been a while for many of them.

Hilcia said...

Kristie I have two of them. One is a Trinity Street West title "Gage Butler's Reckoning" and the other one is a Western "Out of the Dark." If the other Trinity St. West titles are reissued I'll definitely get them. :)

Kristie (J) said...

Hilcia: *g* Well, this one is a sequel to the Trinity St W series. And I do hope the reissue more of her books since I'll snap them up!

Lynn Spencer said...

Oh, I think I need to get this one! I'm so glad that H/S is reissuing older books. Some I've liked, but some are books I hear about online and never read the first time around.

Also, is it just me, or does something look a little off with the hero's face on that first cover?

C2 said...

Yay! Gosh, I loved her early books so much. The Redstone series hasn't worked for me either but Cool Under Fire and the connected books were all kinds of awesome.

I'm so glad you posted the news - everyone should try this one. They won't regret it. :)

Sarah said...

this one is on Kindle so I'm going to give it a try. I love discovering someone's golden oldie romance read!

Taja said...

Oh, I was so squee when I just read your post. I went to order it right away only...I can't! It's not listed in any of the online shops I checked here. :(

But it's on my radar now and I'll keep trying. Sometimes the databases are wonky here and books show up later.

Thanks! :)

Kristie (J) said...

Lynn: I'm glad they are reissuing them too! I hope this trend continues since they've had some great books over the years that are pretty hard to come by now. Can't say as I notice anything funny about his face though *g*. I think this was first issued in the 80's when that hairstyle was in fashion. Maybe it's the 80's style that's throwing you off.

C2: *g* That's why I wanted to highlight it. It is a very good book and quite a bit different than the way she writes now, at least I think so.

Taja: :-( I hope you can find it somewhere. As you can see by some of the other comments, I'm not the only one who loved this one when it first came out.

farmwifetwo said...

I bought mine at the kobo store. So it is available in e-format.

As others come out, please mention them Kristie. I do get a lot from the library, and a lot are available through ILL... but as always some are not and a "try this one" every so often and I'll get it in "e".