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Wicked Appetite

by Janet Evanovich

St. Martin's Press | June 13, 2013 | Hardcover

Wicked Appetite is rated 3.25 out of 5 by 4.
Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down—and his criminal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins.

With delectable characters and non-stop thrills that have made Janet Evanovich a household name, Wicked Appetite will leave you hungry for more.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.54 × 6.4 × 1.12 in

Published: June 13, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312652917

ISBN - 13: 9780312652913

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cupcakes win the Day Janet Evanovich has done it again with a new and addictive series. It has a wonderful set of characters. Elizabeth (Lizzy) Tucker is a pastry chef with and innate ability, almost magical, to make the most amazing cupcakes. She is head strong and a bit quirky, which makes her all the more endearing. Of course there has to be some hunky males. First we meet Gerwulf Grimoire, tall, dark and very dangerously sexy. His name alone gave me pause to decide whether it predicted him be 'bad'. Next is Diesel, also tall and dark, though he reassures Lizzy that he's the 'good' one. To round out the cast we have Clarinda Dazzle (Clara) the owner of Dazzle's, the bakery where Lizzy works her cupcake magic. There is something special about Clara, something that makes me think witch, and knowing that the story is set in Salem, Massachusetts, it makes me shiver a wee bit. And finally we have Gloria Binkly (Glo) who works the counter in the bakery. When she arrives for her shift at the start of the story she is waving around a magic book that she had felt compelled to go into a store and purchase. I listened to the BBC Audiobooks America version. 6 hours 13 minutes. Read by Lorelei King. While it was well read by Ms. King, I felt that I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the book. Then it would have been up to my imagination to find the perfect, sultry voices for both Wulf and Diesel. If you didn't catch the subtle references to magic, well, magic abounds in this book. Diesel and Wulf are in a race with each other to retrieve seven mysterious stones of power. They seem to be associated with the seven deadly sins, gluttony being the stone sought in this book. I totally enjoyed listening to this book. I wanted it to keep going on to the next stone. Oh well, I do suppose that Janet needs writing time...
Date published: 2011-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cupcake Craving Wicked Appetite is the new spin off series from Evanovich's wildly popular Stephanie Plum books. It features Diesel, the hot and sexy man of mystery and mysterious powers that popped into Stephanie's life one Christmas in a 'between the numbers' book (Visions of Sugar Plums). There have been several more of the in between books featuring Diesel, each one occurring around a holiday (Plum Lovin' - Valentine's, Plum Lucky - St Patrick's, Plum Spooky - you guessed it, Halloween) but now Diesel is getting his own series and you'll hear no complaints here (well okay, maybe one). If you haven't read any of the Stephanie Plum books, you'll have no worries starting here. You won't feel you missed out on anything because there is next to no mention (other than Carl the monkey, yes I said monkey) of any events from the Plum books. What you get though is Evanovich's fast paced style with slightly crazy characters. It really is impossible to read one of her books without at least a smile on your face and you will more than likely chuckle if not laugh out loud. There's lots of flirty fun in this book, but for those who like it really spicy be warned, this book is totally PG. I read an interview with Evanovich saying she hates writing sex scenes which is really too bad. That's what the book is really missing - some sizzle to go with Diesel's heated flirting. If you are a fan of Stephanie, I'm sure you will enjoy catching up with Diesel and his new friends. Sure there is a bit of a deja vu feeling as the characters line up: Lizzie = Stephanie, Glo = Lulu and the owner of Dazzle's Bakery (which takes the place of the bonds office) stands in as Connie. The only difference is Diesel. He ain't no Morelli or Ranger for that matter. With the magical twist Diesel brings to the story, you definitely have to suspend reality to really enjoy this outing. Don't question why everyone seems to just easily accept the magic. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. 2010-159
Date published: 2010-11-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from All Fluff! An amusing read, but just fluff. Good if you want a book that will not require much thought or provoke strong emotional reactions. A time passer.
Date published: 2010-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Same hamster wheel, different hamster I always enjoy Janet Evanovich. This story is entertaining but it reads like formulaic writing with Stephanie Plum being replaced by a different female lead and the story reading much like a Plum plot that is getting rather stale. The characters are quirky and I found myself much more interested in Glo and her book of spells than the lead characters. The comic antics became too ridiculous that the story was more slapstick than funny. It's a fun read but it echoed too much Stephanie Plum with nothing original to freshen up the storyline.
Date published: 2010-09-24

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Wicked Appetite

by Janet Evanovich

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.54 × 6.4 × 1.12 in

Published: June 13, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312652917

ISBN - 13: 9780312652913

About the Book

The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author is back with a brand-new series. Diesel, the man with unmentionable talents, leaves the world of Stephanie Plum for the North Shore of Boston, where he partners with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker to stop his criminal mastermind cousin, Gerewulf Grimorie, from intercepting a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins.

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CHAPTER ONE   My name is Elizabeth Tucker. I’m Elizabeth to my mother, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve been Lizzy to everyone else. And for as long as I can remember, I’ve baked cupcakes. I enrolled in the culinary arts program at Johnson & Wales in Rhode Island right out of high school, hoping to someday get a job as a pastry chef. I graduated J&W in the top ninety-three percent of my class, and I would have graduated higher, but I flunked gravy. My gravy had lumps in it, and that pretty much sums up my life so far. Not that it’s been all bad; more that it hasn’t been entirely smooth. I grew up in Virginia and when I was in third grade, Billy Kruger gave me the nickname Buzzard Beak, and I carried it with me all through grade school. I got my brown eyes and distinctive nose from Grandpa Harry, and while the nose wasn’t great, I told myself it could have been worse, because Billy Kruger’s nickname was Poop Pants. And then when I was in eighth grade, during a moment of misguided curiosity, I made out with Ryan Lukach, and the jerk told everyone I wore a padded bra. I mean, give me a break here. I was a late bloomer. Anyway, the truth is, my bra was so padded I didn’t know I was getting felt up. I got engaged to fellow classmate Anthony Muggin while I was at Johnson & Wales. Two weeks after graduation and a week before the wedding, Anthony and his Uncle Gordo were caught hijacking a refrigerator truck load
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Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down—and his criminal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins.

With delectable characters and non-stop thrills that have made Janet Evanovich a household name, Wicked Appetite will leave you hungry for more.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.
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