Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This Week's Reads

How to Make Snow
by  cornacchia-art (Deviantart)

The Girl in The Tower by Katherine Arden
Winternight Trilogy #2 (Goodreads)
**I really like The Bear and The Nightingale. Probably one of my favorite reads this year. This is the second in the trilogy and follows what happens to Vasya after decisions made at the end of book 1.

The Mad Apprentice by Django Wexler
The Forbidden Library #2 (Goodreads)
**I've been trying to catch up on series that I had started at some point and still wanted to read but hadn't gotten to them yet. This is about some kids that can read themselves into books and adventures in their magical libraries.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 12/11/2017

Town at the Edge of Darkness by Brett Battles (#2 Excoms)
A Bird's-Eye View by Noelle Stevenson (#7 Lumberjanes)
A Case of Syrah, Syrah by Nancy J Parra (#1 Wine Country Mystery)
A Murder For The Books by Victoria Gilbert (#1 A Blue Ridge Library Mystery)
Almost Everything by Christie Ridgway (#3 Almost)
Alpha Alpine by Mary Daheim (#27 Emma Lord Mysteries)
Bloodstains With Bronte by Katherine Bolger Hyde (#2 Crime With the Classics)
Christmas at the Grange by T E Kinsey (#4 Lady Hardcastle mysteries)
Colorado Boulevard by Phoef Sutton (#3 Crush)
Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen (#2 Bound by Blood and Sand)
Ginger Snapped by Gail Oust (#5 Piper Prescott Mysteries)
Gingerbread and Ghosts by Agatha Frost (#10 A Peridale Cafe Mystery)
Grinch Reaper by Donna Michaels (#8 Sleeper Seals)
Killman Creek by Rachel Caine (#2 Stillhouse Lake)
Mad Hatters and March Hares edited by Ellen Datlow
Mine to Save by Diana Gardin (#3 Rescue Ops)
Odysseus Awakening by Evan Currie (#6 Odyssey One)
Savage Bonds by Ana Medeiros (#2 Raven Room Series)
Stay With Me by Cynthia Eden (#3 Lazarus Rising)
The Chameleon by Michele Hauf (#3 Elite Crimes Unit)
The Fantastic and Terrible Fame of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee (#4 Classroom 13)
The Heiress's Deception by Christi Caldwell (#4 Sinful Brides)
The Sea of the Dead by Barry Wolverton (#3 The Chronicles of the Black Tulip)
Tormod by Hazel Hunter (#4 Immortal Highlander)
Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman (#1 Dr. Katie LeClair mystery)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

This Week's Reads

Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd
Virtue Falls #2 (Goodreads)
**I really enjoyed reading the first book in this series. This one takes place in the same place but with a different lead. Since it is a smaller town I'm sure we will see a lot of characters from book one.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns #1 (Goodreads)
**This is one I think I've gotten from the library before but didn't end up reading at the time. I saw book two while there this week and wanted to grab it but realised I needed to still read this one.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

#HarvestVoxBox received from @Influenster

I received these free products for review purposes from Influenster (website)

  • Coupon for 1 free Country Crock. We grabbed a container of the churn style Country Crock. #CountryCrock , @CountryCrock
  • Gain Botanicals Laundry Detergent: received 2 packages of the new plant based botanicals detergent. #GainBotanicalAtTarget
  • Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer. I really liked the hair mask from Eva NYC that I received in a previous box and am looking forward to trying this. #EvaMagicMoms, #EvaNYC
  • Vera Wang Embrace: I have to be very careful with perfumes but I so far I like how gentle this one smells. #VWEmbraceXInfluenster
  • Cole's Middles: received 2 coupons for these stuffed bread products. We got the mac-n-cheese and 5 cheese flavors. #TastyMiddles
  • Tree Hut Coconut Lime Shea Body Butter: Have been using this since receiving the box and love it. Nice clean scent and great on my dry winter skin. #ButterUpTreeHut
Reviews to Follow shortly

New Releases ~ week of 12/4/2017

A Crime of Poison by Nancy Haddock (#3 Silver Six Crafting Mystery)
A Gift for Santa by Beth Carpenter (#2 Northern Lights)
A Lady in Shadows by Lene Kaaberbol (#2 Madeleine Karno Mystery)
A Reckless Redemption by Laura Trentham (#3 Spies and Lovers)
A Scottish Lord for Christmas by Lauren Smith (#3 Sins and Scandals)
A Secret Son by Brenda Jackson (#2 Braddocks: Secret Son)
Amish Christmas Abduction by Dana R Lynn (#3 Amish Country Justice)
And Death Goes To . . . by Laura Bradford (#3 Tobi Tobias Mystery)
Baby in the Making by Elizabeth Bevarly (#5 Accidental Heirs)
Back Home at Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy (#3 Firefly Lake)
Beau Death by Peter Lovesey (#17 Peter Diamond)
Bel Book and Scandal by Maggie McConnon (#3 Bel McGrath)
Blood Truth by Matt Coyle (#4 Rick Cahill)
Can't Get Enough by Gena Showalter (#6 Original Heartbreakers)
Christmas Ranch Rescue by Lynette Eason (#5 Wrangler's Corner)
Claiming Bailey by Susan Stoker (#3 Ace Security)
Comic Sans Murder by Paige Shelton (#3 Dangerous Type Mystery)
Crusader One by Brian Andrews (#3 Tier One)
Dionysus and the Land of Beasts by Joan Holub (#14 Heroes in Training)
Embrace by Crissy Smith (#3 Bloodlines)
Empty Horizon by AC Cobble (#4 Benjamin Ashwood)
Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill (#2 Clash of Kingdoms)
Fatal Game by Linda Ladd (#10 Claire Morgan)
Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter (#3 Soulwood)
Forbidden Desire by Tina Donahue (#3 Pirates Prize)
Gathered Up by Annabeth Albert (#7 Portland Heat)
Heart Sight by Robin D. Owens (#16 Celta)
Her Winter Wolves by Milly Taiden (#36 Howls Romance)
Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings (#1 Fort Reno)
Holiday Secrets by Susan Sleeman (#1 McKade Law)
Honey-Baked Homicide by Gayle Leeson (#3 A Down South CafĂ© Mystery)
How the West Was Wed by Margaret Brownley (#3 Match Made in Texas)
Hymn by Ken Scholes (#5 The Psalms of Isaak)
Insidious Intent by Val McDermid (#10 Tony Hill / Carol Jordan)
Live and Let Fly by Clover Tate (#2 Kite Shop Mystery)
Mississippi Roll by George R. R. Martin (#1 Wild Cards: USA Triad)
No Place Like You by Emma Douglas (#3 Cloud Bay)
No Reservations by Kristen Proby (#4.5 Fusion)
Once Upon A Christmas Eve by Elizabeth Hoyt (#12.6 Maiden Lane)
Once Upon a Texas Christmas by Winnie Griggs (#10 Texas Grooms)
One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning by David Moody (#4 Hater)
Only for You by Melissa Foster (#2 Sugar Lake)
Pathways by Mercedes Lackey (#12 Valdemar)
Persepolis Rising by James S A Corey (#7 Expanse)
Protected by the Shadows by Helene Tursten (#10 Inspector Huss)
Sea of Strangers by Erica Cameron (#2 The Ryogan Chronicles)
Slammed by Victoria Denault (#2 San Francisco Thunder)
S'more to Lose by Beth Merlin (#2 Campfire)
Strong to the Bone by Jon Land (#9 Caitlin Strong)
Super Con by James Swain (#3 Billy Cunningham)
The Black Tide by Keri Arthur (#3 Outcast)
The Body in the Casket by Katherine Hall Page (#24 Faith Fairchild)
The Boy by Tami Hoag (#2 Broussard and Fourcade)
The Chaos of Luck by Catherine Cerveny (#2 Felicia Sevigny)
The Demon Crown by James Rollins (#13 SIGMA Force)
The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter by Michael J Sullivan (#4 Riyria Chronicles)
The Dreamer's Song by Lynn Kurland (#11 Novel of the Nine Kingdoms)
The Duke Knows Best by Jane Ashford (#5 The Duke's Sons)
The Fall of the Readers by Django Wexler (#4 Forbidden Library)
The Forever Ship by Francesca Haig (#3 The Fire Sermon)
The Ladies of Ivy Cottage by Julie Klassen (#2 Tales From Ivy Hill)
The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel by David Casarett (#2 Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency)
The Power of a Seal by Anne Elizabeth (#5 Seal)
The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova (#3 The Loom Saga)
The Stolen Sky by Heather Hansen (#2 Split City)
The Wicked Vampire by Kate Baxter (#6 True Vampire)
The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer (#3 Terra Ignota)
To the Duke, With Love by Amelia Grey (#2 Rakes of St. James)
Trick by Scarlett Dawn (#4 Origin)
Villain by Samantha Young (#2 Hero)
What Goes Around Comes Around by Leighann Dobbs, Lisa Fenwick (#3 Corporate Chaos)
Window to Danger by Olivia Jaymes (#7 Danger Incorporated)
Wolf Hunger by Paige Tyler (#7 SWAT)
Year One by Nora Roberts (#1 The Chronicles of the One)