Monday, April 29, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 4/29/2013

Wicked As She Wants by Delilah S Dawson (#2 in Blud)
Half Moon Hill by Toni Blake (#6 in Destiny)
Born Of Fury by Sherrilyn Kenyon (#7 in The League)
Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent (#3 in Unbound)
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (#2 in Blood of Eden)
Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann (#18 in Troubleshooters)
Prince's Bride by Julianne MacLean (#3 in Royal Trilogy)
Hair Raising by Kevin J. Anderson (#3 in Shamble & Die Investigations)
The Folded World by Jeff Mariotte (#155 in Star Trek: The Original Series)
The Tooth Tattoo by Peter Lovesey (#13 in Peter Diamond)
How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel by Cressida Cowell (#10 in How to Train Your Dragon)
Forbidden Feast by Joelle Sterling (#3 in Eternal Dead)
Dark Days by Caitlin Kittredge (#7 in Black London)
What a Lady Needs by Kasey Michaels (#2 in The Redgraves )
Barefoot in the Sun by Roxanne St. Claire (#3 in Barefoot Bay)
A Passion for Pleasure by Nina Rowan (#2 in Daring Hearts)
Antiques Chop by Barbara Allan (#7 in Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery)
A Bat in the Belfry by Sarah Graves (#16 in Home Repair is Homicide Mysteries)
Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre (#1 in Apparatus Infernum )
Roses in Moonlight by Lynn Kurland (#15 in De Piaget)
This Girl by Colleen Hoover (#3 in Slammed )
The Program by Suzanne Young (#1 in Program)
Deep Space by Ian Douglas (#4 in Star Carrier)
Necessary Evil by Ian Tregillis (#3 in Raybould Marsh )
Poppet by Mo Hayder (#6 in Jack Caffery)
One for the Wicked by Karina Cooper (#5 in Dark Mission)
Honey Pie by Donna Kauffman (#4 in Cupcake Club)
Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace (#1 in Wildfire)
Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods (#2 in Ocean Breeze)
Rogue Descendant by Jenna Black (#3 in Nikki Glass)
The Devil in Her Way by Bill Loehfelm (#2 in Maureen Coughlin)
The Bone Triangle by B V Larson (#2 in Unspeakable Things)
Moon by Laurann Dohner (#10 in New Species )
Breathless by Brigid Kemmerer (#2.5 in Elemental)
Lord of Wicked Intentions by Lorraine Heath (#3 in Lost Lords of Pembrook)
Against the Edge by Kat Martin (#8 in Raines of Wind Canyon)
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins (#2 in The Sweet Trilogy )
Deadly Harvest by Michael Stanley (#5 in Detective Kubu)
The Rocker That Savors Me by Terri Anne Browning (#2 in The Rocker...)
Cowboy Take Me Away (2013) by Jane Graves (#C in Rainbow Valley)
Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy (#2 in The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom)
The Body in the Piazza by Katherine Hall Page (#21 in Faith Fairchild)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Book Review ~ Poison Princess

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1)

by Kresley Cole
published by Simon & Schuster
genre: YA, Dystopian, Fantasy

Summary (Goodreads): She could save the world—or destroy it.

Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?

As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side…

My Thoughts: This was my first time reading this author. I've been meaning to read her adult series and after this I may have to move it up. This was different from most of the paranormal YA books that I've read. I'm not as familiar with The Arcana from a tarot deck. I know and have seen the basics but that is it. This did not hamper my enjoyment or understanding of the story.
Evie was an interesting character. She became more interesting and tolerable as the book went on. We started with the rich girl cheerleader who has been made to think she was crazy. I found myself rolling my eyes at the high school scenes, trying to put off her more experienced boyfriend and then the bad boy from the wrong side of the track shows up. These were slightly (or very) cliched moments but were easy to overlook once the real story started happening.
Once the flash happened and Evie and Jack were brought back together the story picked up and I had to stay with it until the end. While the romance never really worked for me, I understood the need for these two to be together on this journey.
Overall, while there were some problems (the romance/relationship of Jack/evie) the story of these kids either becoming or already aware of their tarot cards and how that will help or completely end a world that's already been mostly destroyed is what will keep me reading this series.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Review ~ Libriomancer

Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris #1)
Jim C Hines
by Jim C Hines
published by DAW
genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Summary (Goodreads): Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg.  Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape. To his horror he discovers that vampires have been attacking other magic-users as well, and Gutenberg has been kidnapped.

With the help of a motorcycle-riding dryad who packs a pair of oak cudgels, Isaac finds himself hunting the unknown dark power that has been manipulating humans and vampires alike. And his search will uncover dangerous secrets about Libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic. . .

My Thoughts: This book is every fantasy readers dream come true. Having the magic to pull any item from any book. There were several times during the book I found myself thinking "I so want to do that".
I really enjoyed reading about Isaac and his pet flaming spider. The fact that he was not perfect and tended to overdo it made him more likable and believable. I also liked how the vampires were based off of different vampire books/authors.
I'm not sure about Lena, she had a lot of good points and I liked her for most of the book but the ending kind of made me pause. This book is a definite fantasy but for some reason the author felt the need to add an HEA/HFN. It was not needed. I don't have a problem with the relationship/s but it would have been just as fine to leave it out and work it into the next book.
Overall, there was plenty of action and interesting pets. I'm curious about the big bad as well as some of the other high up players in the secret organization. I'll be reading the next but can see myself moving on if the relationship between Isaac/Lena and Lena/Dr becomes too much of a focus.

Rating: 3.5

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 4/22/2013

*Links go to Goodreads

Angel Fever by L A Weatherly (#3 in Angels Trilogy)
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Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta (#3 in Lumatere Chronicles )
The Summerkin by Sarah Prineas (#2 in Winterling)
Her Warriors' Three Wishes by Carrie Ann Ryan (#2 in Dante's Circle)
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris (#2 in Unraveling)
Darkness, Kindled by Samantha Young (#4 in Fire Spirits)
Tempest by Kelly Meding (#3 in MetaWars )
Chosen at Nightfall by C C Hunter (#5 in Shadow Falls)
The Elite by Kiera Cass (#2 in The Selection)
Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson (#2 in Jessica McCain)
The Rules by Stacey Kade (#1 in Project Paper Doll )
The Marrying Season by Candace Camp (#3 in Legend of St. Dwynwen)
Natural Born Angel by Scott Speer (#2 in Immortal City)
The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick (#2 in The Ladies of Lantern Street )
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Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain by Jarrett J Krosoczka (#9 in Lunch Lady)
Bodyguard Lockdown by Donna Young (#5 in Bodyguards)
Aliens in Disguise by Clete Barrett Smith (#3 in Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast)
Crush by Nicole Williams (#3 in Crash)
Diana's Hound by Moira Rogers (#4 in Bloodhounds)
The Hit by David Baldacci (#2 in Will Robie)
Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines (#3 in Too Far)
A Daddy for Dillon by Stella Bagwell (#18 in Men of the West)
The Difference a Day Makes by Barbara Longley (#2 in Perfect, Indiana)
The Dead Caller of Chicago by Jack Fredrickson (#4 in Dek Elstrom Mysteries)
The Grail of the Summer Stars by Freda Warrington (#3 in Aetherial Tales)
Honor Thy Thug by Wahida Clark (#7 in Thug)
The Super Secret Mystery by Stephanie Barden (#3 in Cinderella Smith)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!
Q: If you could hang out with any author (living) who would it be and what would you want to do?

A. It depends on many things... I think for fantasy I would say J.K. Rowling or Diana Gabaldon and for UF/PNR it would be Sherrilyn Kenyon or Yasmine Galenorn. They all just seem really interesting and would love to get details about all my favorite characters.

Have a Great Weekend and Happy Reading.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

mini Book Review ~ Into The Woods

Into The Woods: Tales From the Hollows and Beyond (The Hollows #10.1)

by Kim Harrison
published by Harper Voyager
genre: Adult, anthologies, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural

The Hollows
The Bespelled: How Ceri became bound to Al
Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel: Rachel makes a deal with her brother. She either can manage a high level spell or has to move out West and go to school. I liked seeing Rachel before she was the bad ass that we are all used to.
Undead in the Garden of Good and Evil: Ivy. I read this more for the parts with Kisten than Ivy. That being said, it was still interesting to find out how Ivy became a runner.
Dirty Magic: Mia, banshee. A look into how hard it is to be a banshee in the Hollows.
The Bridges of Eden Park: Kisten and Rachel saving his nephew from becoming a gift from the child's father to a Master Vamp. I had read this before but I enjoyed how even with all the action that takes place you still get a glimpse of quiet Rachel and Kisten.
Ley Line Drifter: This story focuses on a run with Jenks and Bis (with a little help from Ivy). A book/series based on Jenks and Bis as partners on everyday runs is something I would pick up. I was entertained even without the usual main characters.
Million Dollar Baby: Kisten will always be my favorite from this series but Trent moves up a little more with each book. This story added to the Trent love. From accepting Jenks as a partner in his "Elf Quest" to the first look at his daughter, you cannot help but like the guy a little.

Beyond The Hollows
Pet Shop Boys: A mix of fairy and vampires. This is a series I would give a try. There was a enough here to make me want more.
Temson Estates: This was about dryads. It wasn't my favorite, but readable.
Spider Silk: This was another dryad short. I liked this one more than the previous. It was a nice mix of dryad (reminded me of a mischievous fay) with a family history that was passed down in bedtime stories.
Grace: This was probably my favorite of the non-Hollow shorts. I loved the whole world. People with magical power over energy that can go terribly wrong if not caught early. I also really liked the characters that were introduced in this short.

Rating: 4

Monday, April 15, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 4/15/2013

Taking Eve by Iris Johansen (#18 in Eve Duncan Forensics)
Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting (#4 in Body Finder)
Fyre by Angie Sage (#7 in Septimus Heap)
Thrice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris (#3 in Upon a Marigold)
True by Hilary Duff (#3 in Elixir)
Big Nate Game On! by Lincoln Peirce (#16 in Big Nate)
Game by Barry Lyga (#2 in Jasper Dent)
Taken by Erin Bowman (#1 in Taken)
Lone Wolf by Jennifer Ashley (#4.5 in Shifters Unbound)
Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright (#2 in The Phoenix Pack)
Gravity Happens by Monica Alexander (#2 in Forcing Gravity)
A Man Without Breath by Philip Kerr (#9 in Bernard Gunther)
Pale Horses by Jassy Mackenzie (#4 in Jade de Jong)
Midnight Sacrifice by Melinda Leigh (#2 in Midnight)
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan (#1 in Powder Mage Trilogy)
Shifting Selves by Mia Marshall (#2 in Elements)
Stranded with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare (#1 in The Billionaire Boys Club)
What Really Happened in Peru by Cassandra Clare (#1 in Bane Chronicles)
Empire State of Slime by John Kloepfer (#4 in Zombie Chasers)
The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths (#1 in Treehouse)
The Grass Is Always Greener by Jen Calonita (#3 in Belles)
Off Limits by Sawyer Bennett (#2 in Off )
The Secrets Within by Phoebe Rivers (#7 in Saranormal)
Domination by J S Lewis (#3 in C.H.A.O.S)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Follow Friday

Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Q:  We are about to see a lot of posts & tweets about reader conventions, RT, BEA, ALA and many more are starting soon. Which one would you love to attend? Where and why?

A. The one I want to go to is not a reader convention but it would be Comic Con in San Diego. I would probably be completely overwhelmed but... Of the ones listed I would go with RT.

Have a Great Weekend everyone and Happy Reading!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Book Review ~ Lover at Last

Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11)
Lover at Last

by J.R. Ward
published by NAL Hardcover
genre: Adult, PNR. MM

Summary (Goodreads): Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.

My Thoughts: I'll start with Quinn and Blay since they were the main focus of this book. I've always liked these two and was glad that Ward finally just went forward and made them a couple. I liked watching Quinn come to the realization that he has been hiding behind his slut ways to hide what he really is/feels. I didn't have a problem with Blay not telling Quinn that he and Saxton were no longer together. With all the guy has been through you cannot blame him for not wanting to be hurt again. I was happy right until the end. While everything that happened at the bar was great, it just went too fast. We went from Quinn coming to terms, to Blay admitting he was single  to super couple all in a few paragraphs. I just wanted it to take a little longer. Overall though, I was happy with the way their relationship ended up (cheesy final line or not).
Now onto the side stories. Layla: This was a big part of Q/Bs story as well. I didn't really care for her before this book and nothing really changed. I don't hate her just feel indifferent. Unlike others I was not impressed with her scenes at the clinic. Everyone seems to want to put human characteristics into this and it doesn't fit into this world. While the brotherhood is used to the Chosen being around and treating them as they would treat any other female in the race, the rest of the race is not going to react the same. While I don't like Havers, he acted exactly as you would expect someone of his station to act towards a Chosen. I don't know how they handled the changes with the Chosen in regards to the rest of the race but whenever there are big changes it's going to take time for everyone to get on the same page.
Xcor/B.O.B: I'm still not feeling these guys. I didn't need the feeding scene and basically skimmed it. So far the only thing I really know about these characters are fighting/sex. I need more before I start to even care. I did think the car scene with Layla and Xcor moved them into an interesting direction that will have far reaching ramifications.
Assail: Again. I don't really have a vested interest in him or Sola. Right now he is just a drug dealer who will work with anyone included those that wiped out half a large chunk of his race. If he is the main focus of a book at this point I would skip it.
Trez: I liked the shadows. I've always been interested in these brothers and love finding out more about them. It'll be interesting to see how the arranged marriage and him wanting Selena works itself out.
Overall, I was happy with the majority of this book. While I could have done with less of the side stories and more of the main couple it all worked out in the end.

Rating: 4

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 04/08/2013

Apollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout (#4 in Covenant)
Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb (#4 in Rain Wilds Chronicles)
Inferno by Sherrilyn Kenyon (#4 in Chronicles of Nick)
Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry (#29 in Thomas Pitt)
Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B Ross (#14 in Miss Julia)
A Time of Change by Aimée Thurlo, David Thurlo (#1 in Navajo Rez)
Zom-B City by Darren Shan (#3 in Zom-B)
Extra Famous by Graham Salisbury (#9 in Calvin Coconut)
Sleight of Hand by Phillip Margolin (#4 in Dana Cutler and Brad Miller)
Riley Mack Stirs Up More Trouble by Chris Grabenstein (#2 in Ocean's Eleven)
Lifetime by Liza Marklund (#7 in Annika Bengtzon)
Reaper's Legacy by Tim Lebbon (#2 in Toxic City)
Earth Below, Sky Above by John Scalzi (#13 in The Human Division)
The Last Days of Lorien by Pittacus Lore (#5 in I Am Number Four: The Lost Files)
Rock Harbor Search and Rescue by Robin Caroll, Colleen Coble (#6 in Rock Harbor)
Hard Way by Katie Porter (#4 in Vegas Top Guns )
The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd (#1 in Whispers on the Moors)
Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night by Lenore Look (#5 in Alvin Ho)
Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods (#26 in Stone Barrington)
Return of the Mystic Gray by Steve Westover (#2 in Crater Lake)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Coming Soon To...

...A Theater or Shelf Near You

This just looks like a really cute book.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Mortal Instruments I know this is supposed to make you want to see the movie but it just makes me want to reread the first book.

The last are just a couple of animated films that I'm looking forward to this year.
 Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 Despicable Me 2 Love the Minions!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Book Review ~ Stormdancer

Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1)
Jay Kristoff
by Jay Kristoff
published by Thomas Dunne Books
genre: YA, Mythology, Fantasy, Steampunk

Summary (Goodreads): A DYING LAND
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever.

The hunters of Shima’s imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

My Thoughts: This got extra marks just for the setting. I really enjoyed reading a steampunk that wasn't set in Victorian London. It has a lot of familiar elements but felt much darker.
I wasn't sure about Yukiko at first but she really grew on me after her and Buruu (the arashitora) are brought together. Even with all the betrayal and missteps she grew into a capable woman that is really to think for herself rather than follow the status quo.
There is a lot of evil in this book. From The Shogun and Lotus Guild to mythological demons that everyone thought no longer existed. The Lotus Guild came across as much more of the big bad than the Shogun. Even when he was killing someone it seemed more of a spoiled temper tantrum than true evil. He was a definite bad guy just not The Bad Guy.
You really get a sense of how evil the Guild is when Yukiko is trying to save Kin in the forest. Everything that they are forcing on the people they won't touch because it is not pure. I'm interested to see where Kin's story goes. He was questioning a lot by the end but also had to deal with betrayal from those he thought he could trust.
Overall, this lived up to the hype. It was set in a world that was unique to the usual steampunk. I cannot wait to read the next book and see what happens with not only Yukiko and Buruu but also Kin and The Guild.

Rating: 4

Monday, April 1, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 4/1/2013

*Links go to Goodreads

Widow's Tears by Susan Wittig Albert (#21 in The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries)
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Light by Michael Grant (#6 in Gone)
Starting Now by Debbie Macomber (#11 in Blossom Street (Knitting))
Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal (#3 in Shades of Milk and Honey)
Oak and Dagger by Dorothy St James (#3 in White House Gardener Mystery)
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (#2 in His Fair Assassin)
Love Irresistibly by Julie James (#4 in FBI / US Attorney)
Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs (#2 in Spy School)
The Good, the Bad and the Witchy by Heather Blake (#3 in Wishcraft Mystery)
Story's End by Marissa Burt (#2 in Storybound)
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong (#3 in Darkness Rising)
White Lightning by Lyle Brandt (#10 in Lawman)
Blood Trade by Faith Hunter (#6 in Jane Yellowrock)
Falling Blind by Shannon K Butcher (#8 in Sentinel Wars)
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The Death of a Dowager by Joanna Campbell Slan (#2 in Jane Eyre Chronicles)
The Baker Street Translation by Michael Robertson (#3 in Baker Street Letters )
Lush by Lauren Dane (#3 in Delicious)
Going, Going, Ganache by Jenn McKinlay (#5 in Cupcake Mystery)
Sacrifices by Mercedes Lackey (#3 in Shadow Grail )
Rise by Anna Carey (#3 in Eve Trilogy)
Sharp by Alex Hughes (#2 in Mindspace Investigation)
Sinner's Heart by Zoe Archer (#3 in Hellraisers)
Appalachian Overthrow by E. E. Knight (#10 in Vampire Earth)
A Broth of Betrayal by Connie Archer (#2 in Soup Lover's Mysteries)
Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson (#6 in Kingdom Keepers)
Mrs. Jeffries Takes Tea at Three by Emily Brightwell (#32 in Mrs Jeffries)
Tethered by Meljean Brook (#2.5 in Iron Seas)
The Death of a Dowager by Joanna Campbell-Slan (#2 in Jane Eyre Chronicles)
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The Winnowing Season by Cindy Woodsmall (#2 in Amish Vines and Orchards)
Though My Heart Is Torn by Joanne Bischof (#2 in Cadence of Grace )
A Textbook Case by Jeffery Deaver (#9.5 in Lincoln Rhyme )
Rising Darkness by Thea Harrison (#1 in Game of Shadows)
Malled to Death by Laura DiSilverio (#3 in Mall Cop)
Curse of the PTA by Laura Alden (#4 in Beth Kennedy (PTO Mystery))
Darius by Grace Burrowes (#1  Lonely Lords )
Francesca by Bertrice Small (#2 in Silk Merchant's Daughters)
Iron Kin by M J Scott (#3 in Half-Light City)
Web of the City by Harlan Ellison (#79 in Hard Case Crime)
The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors (#1 in Imaginary Veterinary)
The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance by Delilah S Dawson (#2.5 in Blud)
The Homicide Hustle by Ella Barrick (#3 in Ballroom Dance Mystery)
End Me a Tenor by Joelle Charbonneau (#2 in Glee Club Mystery)
That Old Flame of Mine by J. J. Cook (#1 in Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade)
Big Boy by Ruthie Knox (#1 in Strangers on a Train)
Katie's New Recipe by Coco Simon (#13 in Cupcake Diaries)
Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards (#6 in Lake District Mystery)
Fever by Maya Banks (#2 in Breathless)
Nautier and Wilder by Jaci Burton (#6 in The Wild Riders)
Sets the Stage by Robin Farley (#9 in Mia)
If He's Tempted by Hannah Howell (#5 in Wherlocke )
Binding by  Carol Wolf(#2 in Moon Wolf)
The Way Home by Thomas Kinkade, Katherine Spencer (#4 in Angel Island Novel)
The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads by John Scalzi (#12 in The Human Division)
Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn (#9 in Bridgerton Series)
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Parrots Prove Deadly by Clea Simon (#3 in Pru Marlowe)
Braking Points by Tammy Kaehler (#2 in Kate Reilly Mystery)
Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker (#4 in Black Knights Inc.)
Let it be Me by Kate Noble (#5 in Blue Raven)
The Exiled Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (#3 in Vampire Assassin Trilogy)
Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy (#2 in Drew + Fable)
The Collector by Victoria Scott (#1 in Dante Walker)
His Callahan Bride's Baby by Tina Leonard (#11 in Callahan Cowboys)
If Snow Hadn't Fallen by S. J. Bolton (#1.5 in DC Lacey Flint)
Tide by Daniela Sacerdoti (#2 in Sarah Midnight Trilogy)
The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe (#1 in The Sweetest Dark)
His Mountain Miss by Karen Kirst (#3 in Smoky Mountain Matches)
Nick of Time by Julieanne Reeves (#2 in Walking a Thin Blue Line)
Hollywood, Dead Ahead by Kate Klise (#5 in 43 Old Cemetery Road)
Alive! by Loren D Estleman (#3 in Valentino Mystery)
Pheme the Gossip by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams (#10 in Goddess Girls)
Hades and the Helm of Darkness by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams (#3 in Heroes in Training)