2017 Blog Tour

2017 Blog Tour

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Week's Reads

Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb
In Death #35 (Goodreads)
**One of my favorites series by one of my favorite authors.  Like I said last week Roberts/Robb is my comfort reading. Love Eve and Roarke and thought it was really cool when I got a Christmas card from them!

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle #2 (Goodreads)
**The Name of The Wind was my favorite read from last year. Really looking forward to getting into this one. Hope it has the same storyteller feeling considering how long it is.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 01/16/2017

A Love for Leah by Emma Miller (#4 Amish Matchmaker)
A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot (#1 Mercy Kilpatrick)
A Puzzle to Be Named Later by Parnell Hall (#18 Puzzle Lady)
Adoring Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan (#6.5 Montgomery Ink)
All He Needs by Shirley Hailstock (#3 Weddings by Diana)
Bewitching Bedlam by Yasmine Galenorn (Bewitching Bedlam #1)
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (#1 Carve the Mark)
Contract Signed by Marie Harte (#1 Triggerman, Inc.)
Empire Games by Charles Stross (#1 Empire Games)
Feversong by Karen Marie Moning (#9 Fever)
Five O'Clock Twist by Joanne Pence (#5 Rebecca Mayfield Mystery)
Flawed by Tracy Wolff (#4 Ethan Frost)
Her Lakeside Family by Lenora Worth (#5 Men of Millbrook Lake)
Hollow by Robert J. Crane (#12 Out of the Box)
Hot Combat by Elle James (#1 Ballistic Cowboys)
Into the Abyss by Dale Mayer (#10 Psychic Visions)
Law And Disorder by Heather Graham (#1 Finnegan Connection)
Let It Burn by Ruth Cardello (#4 The Barrington Billionaires)
Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
Red's Salvation by Kennedy Layne (#7 Red Starr)
Savage Sacrifice by Ellis Leigh (#5 Dire Wolves Series)
Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz (#2 Maggie McDonald Mystery)
Secret Origins by James Riley (Story Thieves #3)
Spurred On by Sabrina York (#3 Stripped Down)
Tangled Up by Erin Nicholas (#2 Taking Chances)
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz (#2 Evan Smoak)
The Rising by Heather Graham, Jon Land
Thirst by Jacquelyn Frank (#1 Energy Vampires Series)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This Week's Reads

Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
The Guardians Trilogy #1 (Goodreads)
**I've always enjoyed Nora Robert's books. They're like comfort reading. Especially like the ones that venture into the paranormal/supernatural areas.

Heir of Shadows by Kel Carpenter
Daizlei Academy #1 (Goodreads)
**Picked this one up on a whim from a kindle book fair some authors were having. I'm not familiar with the author (or any that were part of it) but always like finding someone new to read.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 01/09/2017

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (#2 Veronica Speedwell Mystery)
Adrift by Micki Browning (#1 Mer Cavallo Mystery)
Afternoons in Paris by Janice Law (#5 Francis Bacon Mysteries)
Back Check by Kelly Jamieson (#5 Aces Hockey)
Beheld by Alex Flinn (#4 Kendra Chronicles)
Capture of the Defiance by S E Smith (#2 Breaking Free)
Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury (#1 Merry Ghost Inn Mystery)
Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle (#16 Coffeehouse Mysteries)
Dragon King Of Treoir by Dianna Love (#8 Belador)
Duplicity by Ingrid Thoft (#4 Fina Ludlow)
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
False Friend by Andrew Grant (#3 Detective Cooper Devereaux Thrillers)
Fangs and Fennel by Shannon Mayer (#2 The Venom Trilogy)
For Time and All Eternities by Mette Ivie Harrison (#3 Linda Wallheim)
Frostblood by Elly Blake (#1 Frostblood Saga)
Gone by Elisabeth Naughton (#2 Deadly Secrets)
Hooked on Trouble by Kelly Siskind (#3 Over the Top)
Lethal Game by Katie Reus (#15 Red Stone Security)
Playing by the Rules by Reese Ryan (#1 Playing by the Rules)
Praetorian of Dorn by John French (#39 Horus Heresy)
Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor (#11 Pike Logan)
RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
Shadows of the Lost Sun by Carrie Ryan (#3 Map to Everywhere)
She Stopped For Death by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli (#2 Little Library Mystery)
Shelter for Adeline by Susan Stoker (#7 Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes)
Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker (#2 High School Horror)
The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova (#1 The Loom Saga)
The Cold Eye by Laura Anne Gilman (The Devil's West #2)
The Guests on South Battery by Karen White (#5 Tradd Street)
The Ripper's Shadow by Laura Joh Rowland (#1 Victorian Mystery)
Wild Kisses by Skye Jordan (#2 Wildwood)
Windwitch by Susan Dennard (#2 The Witchlands)
Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor (#1 McKinney/Walker)
You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando (#1 The Black Angel Chronicles)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

2016 A Look Back

Another year has come and gone and I still haven't made it to 150 books. I actually came in 3 less than 2015 with 120 books. Once again I will be trying for 150 this year. I figure I have to make it eventually.

First Read

First book I finished was Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep which I gave 4 stars. I loved the this and the second book and really need to get reading book 3 Bright Blaze of Magic.

Last Read

The last book I finished was also my favorite from 2016. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I loved the way the author mixed the past and the present in a storyteller fashion. I also really enjoyed how full all the characters were.
This was also the longest book I read at 662 pages.

Other Odd Facts from 2016 Reads
Total Books: 120
Total Pages: 40,059
Average Length: 339
Goodread Facts: Most Read Book; Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children with 618, 156 reads. Least Read Book; 50 Greatest Red Wings at only 4 other reads.

Other Favorites
I started a lot of series this past year that I am still enjoying into 2017.

Lady Emily Series by Tasha Alexander (Goodreads) There were a couple books that I didn't care for but books 6 & 7 have really picked the series back up.

KingFountain series by Jeff Wheeler (Goodreads) There are 3 books out in this series with a 4th coming June 2017. I didn't think Owen and Evie (especially Evie) would become two of my faves last year but they did.

Overall, even though I didn't make my yearly goal, I still consider 2016 a success. A lot of great books and even more that I'm looking forward to reading this year.