Thursday, March 28, 2013

Book Review ~ Etiquette & Espionage

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1)
by Gail Carriger
published by Little Brown Books
genre: YA, Steampunk, Fantasy

Summary (Goodreads): It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

My Thoughts: We start with Sophronia trying to spy on company to find out what her mother is up to. This leads to all sorts of problems and ends up being a perfect example as to why she is being recruited for finishing school.
Sophronia is a great lead without being overdone. She's not perfect and doesn't always thinks first causing problems not only for herself but others as well. This makes her more likable and believable, she is not your typical "I'm perfect" lead (that's Monique). The other characters (some you'll recognize if you've read Carriger's adult series) add diversity and interest. Dimity and her brother Pill were my favorites after Sophronia.
Overall, this was a good start to a new series. I had some problems with the "mystery" surrounding the prototype. I didn't really feel like there were a lot of answers. We knew who had it but were never really told why they were doing it (was it just the money or was there more to it). It just felt slightly unfinished in that respect. Some of this may be cleared up when the next book comes out in November (2013).

Rating: 4

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School #2)
Gail Carriger

by Gail Carriger
published by Little Brown Books
expected release date: November 5, 2013
genre: YA, Steampunk, Fantasy

Summary (Goodreads): Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?

Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy (won't Mumsy be surprised?). Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners.

Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card.

In this sequel to bestselling author Gail Carriger's YA debut Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail's distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.

**I just finished book 1 (Etiquette & Espionage) and really enjoyed it, cannot wait to find out what happens next.

Monday, March 25, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 3/25/2013

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With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent (#7 in Soul Screamers)
Dirty Little Secret by Jon Stock (#3 in Daniel Marchant)
The Handbook to Handling His Lordship by Suzanne Enoch (#4 in Scandalous Brides )
Brown River Queen by Frank Tuttle (#7 in Markhat)
Of Shadow Born by Dianne Sylvan (#4 in Shadow World)
Lover at Last by J. R. Ward (#11 in Black Dagger Brotherhood)
Hellhole Awakening by Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert (#2 in Hell Hole Trilogy)
Power by Debra Webb (#3 in Faces of Evil)
Double Cross by Stuart Gibbs (#3 in Last Musketeer)
And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake by Elizabeth Boyle (#2 in Rhymes with Love )
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Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost (#2 in Night Prince)
Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep (#8 in Elemental Assassin)
Rebel by Kristina Douglas (#4 in Fallen)
Killer Honeymoon by G A McKevett (#18 in Savannah Reid)
Kiss of Temptation by Sandra Hill (#3 in Deadly Angels)
Stallion by Starlight by Mary Pope Osborne (#49 in Magic Tree House)
Wolf with Benefits by Shelly Laurenston (#8 in Pride)
Extinction Machine by Jonathan Maberry (#5 in Joe Ledger)
Slow Burn by Anne Marsh (#2 in Burn)
Secrets of a Runaway Bride by Valerie Bowman (#2 in Secret Brides )
The Weight of Worlds by Greg Cox (#154 in Star Trek: The Original Series)
Impostor by Jill Hathaway (#2 in Slide)
Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer (#3 in Clifton Chronicles)
Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni (#2 in Angelology)
The Paris Affair by Tracy Grant (#6 in Charles and Melanie Fraser)
Shades of Passion by Virna DePaul (#3 in Special Investigations Groups)
The Trouble with Love by Beth Ciotta (#2 in Cupcake Lovers)
'Til Death by Sharon Sala (#3 in Rebel Ridge)
Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn (#11 in Kitty Norville)
Last Chance Book Club by Hope Ramsay (#5 in Last Chance)
What She Wants by Sheila Roberts (#3 in Life in Icicle Falls)
Glitter & Doom by Bethany Griffin (#2.5 in Masque of the Red Death)
Buried by Kendra Elliot (#3 in Bone Secrets )
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Death of Yesterday by M. C. Beaton (#29 in Hamish MacBeth)
The Golden Egg by Donna Leon (#22 in Guido Brunetti)
The Wanderer by Robyn Carr (#1 in Thunder Point)
The Love Shack by Christie Ridgway (#4 in Beach House No. 9)
A Problem of Proportion by John Scalzi (#11 in The Human Division)
Ice Cold Kill by Dana Haynes (#3 in Crashers / NTSB )
Currant Creek Valley by RaeAnne Thayne (#4 in Hope's Crossing)
Sins of a Ruthless Rogue by Anna Randol (#2 in Sinners Trio)
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear (#10 in Maisie Dobbs)
Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods (#1 in Ocean Breeze)
Avenger by Heather Burch (#3 in Halflings)
Reflection Point by Emily March (#6 in Eternity Springs)
The Shattered Mountain by Rae Carson (#0.6 in Fire and Thorns)
Better Off Dead by H P Mallory (#1 in Lily Harper)
Too Hot to Handle by Victoria Dahl (#2 in Jackson)
And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens (#20 in The Cynster Series)
The Hyperlink by Joel Naftali (#2 in CyberSkunk Files)
The Utopia Experiment by Robert Ludlum, Kyle Mills (#10 in Covert-One)
Shadow on the Sun by David Macinnis Gill (#3 in Black Hole Sun )
Wasteland by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan (#1 in Wasteland)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Art, Eats, and What Other

Artist: Alexander Jansson (website)

Nine pound hammer
Author John Claude Bemis 
Random House

Kool-Aid Tie-Dye Easter Eggs
from Kraft

What You Need

2env.  (0.13 to 0.16 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any red color (try Cherry, Black Cherry, Strawberry or Tropical Punch flavor)
2env.  (0.14 oz. to 0.15 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any orange color (try Orange, Mango or Peach Mango flavor)
2env.  (0.13 oz. to 0.23 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any yellow or green color (try Lemonade, PiƱa or Lemon-Lime flavor)
2env.  (0.22 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any blue color (try Mixed Berry or Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade flavor)
1/2cup  water, divided
1-1/2doz.  hard-cooked eggs, cooled
1. MIX contents of 2 (same-flavored) KOOL-AID envelopes with 2 Tbsp. water in 6- to 8-oz. container; stir to dissolve drink mixes. Repeat in 3 separate containers with remaining KOOL-AID envelopes.
2. PLACE eggs on cooling rack in sink; rinse eggs with tap water.
3. SPOON KOOL-AID mixtures, 1 at a time, over wet eggs to create tie-dye patterns. Repeat with remaining eggs.
4. POUR a little tap water over each egg to set colors. Use tongs to transfer eggs to paper towel-covered baking sheet to dry. Rinse sink immediately as needed.

What Other
I first saw these T-shirts on Tumblr and instantly wanted one. The entire book is printed on the T-shirt (or poster). To find out more: Litographs

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

(arc) Book Review ~ Moonset

Scott Tracey
Moonset (Legacy of Moonset #1)
by Scott Tracey
published by Flux
expected release date: April 8, 2013
genre: YA, Paranormal, Supernatural
*received from publisher through  netGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Summary (Goodreads): Justin Daggett, his trouble-making sister, and their three orphan-witch friends have gotten themselves kicked out of high school. Again. Now they've ended up in Carrow Mills, New York, the town where their parents—members of the terrorist witch organization known as Moonset—began their evil experiments with the dark arts one generation ago.

When the siblings are accused of unleashing black magic on the town, Justin fights to prove their innocence. But tracking down the true culprit leads him to a terrifying discovery about Moonset’s past . . . and its deadly future.

My Thoughts:  Where to begin. I liked the sound of this story. I even liked most of the story. The problem I had was more with the influx of characters. It reached the point that there were too many and most were not needed. I think if the focus had stayed on the siblings and their handlers plus the "bad guy" warlock it would have been a smoother read and not quite so messy.
I liked where the story could have gone (or where it had been) rather than where it was. The little blurbs from the journals, history, and trials of Moonset were the most interesting parts of the book. I liked how by the end you were questioning who the real bad guys were, Moonset or the witches who defeated them. It made me want to have a book from the parents POV rather than children's. Since this is only told from Justin's POV the rest of the characters end up being kind of flat. There was a lot that could have been done with Jenna and her need to lash out and cause destruction where ever she goes. There was also a glimpse of promise to Bailey being an interesting character. I'm hoping this is explored in future books.
Overall, while this sounds like a book to pass on there is enough uniqueness and possibility to the story that I can see myself continuing with the series.

Rating: 3.5

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 3/19/2013

*Links go to Goodreads

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (#3 in Infernal Devices)
The Lost by Vicki Pettersson (#2 in Celestial Blues)
Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth Bear (#2 in Range of Ghosts)
You and I, Me and You by MaryJanice Davidson (#4 in Cadence Jones )
The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card (#2 in Mither Mages)
Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks (#2 in The Montgomerys and Armstrongs )
Discovered! A Beagle Called Bella by Wendy Orr (#6 in Rainbow Street Animal Shelter)
Everafter by Elizabeth Chandler (#6 in Kissed by an Angel)
A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl (#1 in Mia Quinn Mystery)
Fox Forever by Mary E Pearson (#3 in Jenna Fox Chronicles )
Grave Secret by Sierra Dean (#5 in Secret McQueen )
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Stuck in the Middle by Karen Romano Young (#2 in Novel in Doodles)
This Must Be the Place by John Scalzi (#10 in The Human Division)
When Jesus Wept by Bodie Thoene (#1 in Jerusalem Chronicles)
At the Highlander's Mercy by Terri Brisbin (#7 in MacLerie)
Making His Way Home by Kathryn Springer (#6 in Mirror Lake)
Cardwell Ranch Trespasser by B J Daniels (#3 in Cardwell Ranch)
Hotter than Texas by Tina Leonard (#1 in Pecan Creek)
Mina's Heart by Michele Zurlo (#5 in Safe Word: Oasis )
Halo: Silentium by Greg Bear (#3 in Forerunner Saga)
Relentless by Cherry Adair (#3 in Lodestone)
The Missing File by D A Mishani (#1 in Avraham Avraham Mystery)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews to share your weekly book haul. It can be what you bought, received, borrowed, or were gifted. For more info you can go here.

**I've been in a major reading rut. Cannot remember the last time it took so long to finish two books in a row. Hoping one of these will help pull me out. Happy Reading!

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (gift for someone)
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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
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The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
The Indigo Spellthrone of the crescent moon

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Book Review ~ The Perfect Hope

Nora Roberts
The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro #3)
by Nora Roberts
published by Berkley Trade
genre: Romance, Contemporary, Supernatural

Summary (Goodreads): The Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother are breathing new life into the town of Boonsboro, Maryland, by restoring its historic hotel. And they’re finding their own lives revamped by love. This is Ryder’s story... Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out — with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except apparently Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro. And though the Inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome — and embarrassing — appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him...

My Thoughts: The main draw of this book was finally finding out the full story behind Eliza (the ghost) and her missing love. She was also my favorite character in this one. There was the usual locking the main couple in a room until they kissed and she would let them out but there was also the little antics like stand over the snobby guest and giving her a good scare in the middle of the night. The flashback/dream of Billy's final moments were also well done.
Overall, the rest of the story went as expected. You know going in there is going to be an HEA and who it's going to be between. There's going to be drama to make you pause and wonder if they actually are going to get together. Then there is the big moment of declaration. This book had all of that but I still enjoyed it. Ryder was my favorite brother of the three and I liked reading his POV more than Hope's.
Nora Robert's is one of my go to author's. I love her paranormal/ supernatural books the best but will always find the time to read her newest romance.

Rating: 3.5

Monday, March 11, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 3/11/2013

*All links go to Goodreads

Rebellion by Ian Irvine (#2 in Tainted Realm)
Code by Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs (#3 in Virals)
The Temptation by L. J. Smith (#6 in Secret Circle)
Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown (#2 in Lies Beneath)
The Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks (#2 in Dark Legacy of Shannara)
Chasing the Prophecy by Brandon Mull (#3 in Beyonders)
Truth-Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock (#1 in Moonlighter)
Project Chick II: What's Done in the Dark by Nikki Turner (#2 in Project Chick)
Secret Sand Sleuths by Sarah Kinney, Stefan Petrucha (#2 in Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew)
Pretty Sly by Elisa Ludwig (#2 in Pretty Crooked)
Paging the Dead by Brynn Bonner (#1 in A Family History Mystery )
Reckless by Allison Brennan (#5.5 in Lucy Kincaid)
Lost in You by Lauren Dane (#2 in Petal, Georgia)
The Black Ace by G. B. Joyce (#2 in Brad Shade)
The Observers by John Scalzi (#9 in The Human Division)
MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza (#1 in MILA 2.0)
The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Soderberg (#1 in Brinkmann Trilogy)
Every Never After by Lesley Livingston (#2 in Never)
In Too Deep by Delilah Devlin (#2 in Triple Horn Brand)
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (#1 in Strands of Bronze and Gold)
Seven Kinds of Hell by Dana Cameron (#1 in Fangborn)
The Corpse with the Golden Nose by Cathy Ace (#2 in Cait Morgan Mystery Series)
Heart of Glass by Sasha Gould (#2 in Cross My Heart)
Rebel Angels by Michele Lang (#3 in Lady Lazarus)
Mirage by Jenn Reese (#3 in Above World)
The Race Against Time by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (#2 in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
Breaking Point by C. J. Box (#13 in Joe Pickett )

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

The Unbound (The Archived #2)
by Victoria Schwab
published by Hyperion
expected release date: January 2014
genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Summary (Goodreads): Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy -- not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe. 

Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She's sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she'll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels?

**I really enjoyed The Archived and it's uniqueness. Cannot wait to read this one.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 3/4/2013 (p2)

*all links go to Goodreads

If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen (#2 in Jewels of the Ton)
Unremembered by Jessica Brody (#1 in Unremembered)
Raven by Lauren Oliver (#2.5 in Delirium )
Silenced by Kristina Ohlsson (#2 in Fredrika Bergman)
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (#1 in Let the Sky Fall)
Tactical Advantage by Julie Miller (#3 in Precinct: Task Force)
Thirst No. 5: The Sacred Veil by Christopher Pike (#5 in Last Vampire (Thirst))
Wicked Lies by Karina Cooper (#4.5 in Dark Mission)
The Sound of Rebellion by John Scalzi (#8 in The Human Division)
Dweller on the Threshold by Rinda Elliott (#1 in Beri O'Dell)
Shadowed Moon by Moira Rogers (#5 in Bloodhounds)
Damascus Countdown by Joel C Rosenberg (#3 in The Twelfth Imam)
A Bloom in Winter by T. J. Brown (#2 in Summerset Abbey)
The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart (#4 in Nora Gavin)
Bolero by Joanie McDonell (#1 in Nick Sayler)
The Prince by Kiera Cass (#0.5 in The Selection)
The Wild Ones by M Leighton (#1 in The Wild Ones)
Keeper of the Moon by Harley Jane Kozak (#5 in Keepers)
Infatuate by Aimee Agresti (#2 in Gilded Wings)
Free Fall by Catherine Mann (#4 in Elite Force)
Love's Rhythm by Lexxie Couper (#1 in Heart of Fame)
High Risk by Vivian Arend (#1 in Adrenaline)
Staff of Judea by Alex Archer (#41 in Rogue Angel)
Shifting Dreams by Elizabeth Hunter (#2 in Cambio Springs )
Deep Down by Deborah Coates (#2 in Hallie Michaels)
Blood, Ash, and Bone by Tina Whittle (#3 in Tai Randall Mysteries)
Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara Pennypacker (#7 in Clementine)
The Good Cop by Brad Parks (#5 in Carter Ross Mystery)
A Touch Menacing by Leah Clifford (#3 in Touch)
Evil in All Its Disguises by Hilary Davidson (#3 in Lily Moore)
Scratchgravel Road by Tricia Fields (#2 in Josie Gray Mystery)
Night Moves by Randy Wayne White (#20 in Doc Ford)
Day of Doom by David Baldacci (#6 in 39 Clues : Cahills Vs. Vespers)
The Ultra Violets by Sophie Bell (#1 in Ultra Violets)
The Bull Slayer by Bruce MacBain (#2 in Plinius Secundus Mystery)
Room No. 10 by Ake Edwardson (#7 in Erik Winter)
Is Ready to Dance! by Wanda Coven (#7 in Heidi Heckelbeck)
The Last Threshold by R. A. Salvatore (#4 in Neverwinter Saga)

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 3/4/2013 (p1)

*all links go to Goodreads

Agave Kiss by Ann Aguirre (#5 in Corine Solomon)
Trouble in the Tarot by Kari Lee Townsend (#3 in Fortune Teller Mystery)
Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire (#2 in Incryptid)
Forged in Ash by Trish McCallan (#2 in Red-Hot SEALs )
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (#3 in Violet Eden Chapters)
Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs (#14 in Tea Shop Mysteries)
Bowled Over by Victoria Hamilton (#2 in Vintage Kitchen Mysteries)
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (#7 in Mercedes (Mercy) Thompson)
Baksheesh by Esmahan Aykol (#2 in Kati Hirschel)
The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau (#2 in Crown)
Fete Worse Than Death by Claudia Bishop (#18 in Hemlock Falls)
Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black (#13 in Aimee Leduc)
Crave the Darkness by Amanda Bonilla (#3 in Shaede Assassin )
The Family Way by Rhys Bowen (#13 in Molly Murphy)
Undead and Underwater by MaryJanice Davidson (#11.5 in Undead)
Assaulted Pretzel by Laura Bradford (#2 in Amish Mystery)
Death, Doom, and Detention by Darynda Jones (#2 in Darklight)
Spellcaster by Claudia Gray (#1 in Everything Goes)
Her Knight's Quest by Alexis Morgan (#2 in Warriors of the Mist )
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Written In Red by Anne Bishop (#1 in Others)
Requiem by Lauren Oliver (#3 in Delirium )
Thrown By A Curve by Jaci Burton (#5 in Play By Play)
Slashback by Rob Thurman (#8 in Cal and Niko Leandros)
Real Vampires Know Hips Happen by Gerry Bartlett (#9 in Glory St. Claire)
The Heart of a Hero by Janet Chapman (#4 in Spellbound Falls)
Nickeled and Dimed to Death by Denise Swanson (#2 in Devereaux Dime Store Mystery)
What Darkness Brings by C S Harris (#8 in Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery)
Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams (#2 in Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery)
A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths (#5 in Ruth Galloway Mystery)
Redemption by Erica Hayes (#2 in Seven Signs)
Unbound by Hanna Martine (#2.5 in Elementals )
A Most Improper Rumor by Emma Wildes (#2 in Whispers of Scandal)
The Sun Trail by Erin Hunter (#1 in Warriors: Dawn of the Clans)
The Last Grave by Debbie Viguie (#2 in Witch Hunt )
Shadow of Freedom by David Weber (#14 in Honor Harrington)
A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett (#2 in Sultry Springs)
Legacy of the Clockwork Key by Kristin Bailey (#1 in The Secret Order )
Mating Instinct by Katie Reus (#3 in Moon Shifter)
The Second Chance Cafe by Alison Kent (#1 in Hope Springs)
Her Lucky Love by Carrie Ann Ryan (#4 in Holiday, Montana )
Lonely is the Night by Stephanie Tyler (#4.5 in Shadow Force)
The Striker by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott (#6 in Isaac Bell)
The Shape Stealer by Lee Carroll (#3 in Black Swan Rising)
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz (#1 in Chronicles of Light and Shadow)
Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy (#6 in  (Cutterville))

"Declaration of Courtship" in Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh (#11.3 in Psy-Changelings)
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The Christie Curse by Victoria Abbott (#1 in A Book Collector Mystery)
Protector by Nancy Northcott (#1.5 in The Protectors )
Zero Separation by Philip S. Donlay (#3 in Donovan Nash)
Captain Awesome and the Ultimate Spelling Bee by Stan Kirby (#8 in Captain Awesome)
Buyer, Beware by Diane Vallere (#2 in Style and Error)