Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 8/26/2013

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson (#3 in Fire and Thorns)
Earthfall by Mark Walden (#1 in Earthfall)
Rush by Joan Swan (#3 in Phoenix Rising)
The Arrangement by Mary Balogh (#2 in Survivor's Club)
Cast in Sorrow by Michelle Sagara (#9 in The Chronicles of Elantra)
A Rake's Midnight Kiss by Anna Campbell (#2 in Sons of Sin trilogy)
Consume by Melissa Darnell (#3 in Clann)
Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep (#9 in Elemental Assassin)
Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout (#4 in Lux )
Blind Justice by Anne Perry (#19 in William Monk)
Say Yes to the Duke by Kieran Kramer (#3 in House of Brady)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (#2 in Throne of Glass)
Must Love Fangs by Jessica Sims (#3 in Midnight Liaisons )
Immortally Ever After by Angie Fox (#3 in Monster Mash)
The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks (#14 in Love at Stake)
The Liberator by Victoria Scott (#2 in Dante Walker)
The Scary Story of the Ha-Ha-Haunted House by Tony Abbott (#5 in Goofballs)
Chosen by Benedict Jacka (#4 in Alex Verus)
The Knight's Temptress by Amanda Scott (#2 in Lairds of the Loch)
Sometimes a Rogue by Mary Jo Putney (#5 in Lost Lords)
The Hero by Robyn Carr (#3 in Thunder Point)
The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore (#4 in Lorien Legacies)
Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs (#16 in Temperance Brennan)
Against the Mark by Kat Martin (#9 in Raines of Wind Canyon)
Deception by C J Redwine (#2 in Courier's Daughter Trilogy)
Blood Bond by Jeanne C. Stein (#9 in Anna Strong Chronicles)
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (#9 in Chief Inspector Armand Gamache)
Ruthless by Debra Webb (#6 in Faces of Evil)
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson (#17 in The Goldy Schulz Culinary Mysteries)
Deception Cove by Jayne Castle (#10 in Harmony World, #3 in Rainshadow, )
Battle for Arcanum by Christopher Golden, Thomas E Sniegoski (#1 in Magic Zero)
The Reading Race by Abby Klein (#26 in Ready, Freddy!)
Descendant by Lesley Livingston (#2 in Starling)
Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller (#5 in Swoon-Worthy Cowboys)
Gone with the Woof by Laurien Berenson (#16 in Melanie Travis)
I Married the Duke by Katharine Ashe (#1 in Prince Catchers)
A Question of Honor by Charles Todd (#5 in Bess Crawford Mystery)
Whiskey For Breakfast by Liliana Hart (#3 in Addison Holmes Mysteries )
The Trouble With Being a Duke by Sophie Barnes (#1 in At The Kingsborough Ball)
Day of the Night Crawlers by Troy Cummings (#2 in Notebook of Doom)
The Volcano of Fire by Geronimo Stilton (#5 in Kingdom of Fantasy)
Don't Look Now by Michelle Gagnon (#2 in PERSEFoNE)
Sometimes It Lasts by Abbi Glines (#5 in Sea Breeze )
Nowhere Safe by Nancy Bush (#3 in Nowhere)
Declan's Cross by Carla Neggers (#3 in Sharpe & Donovan)
Twilight Hunter by Kait Ballenger (#1 in Execution Underground)
The Returned by Jason Mott (#1 in The Returned)
For the Love of Magic by Janet Chapman (#5 in Spellbound Falls)
The Exodus Towers by Jason M. Hough (#2 in Dire Earth Cycle)
Dangerous Curves Ahead by Sugar Jamison (#1 in Perfect Fit)
The Morning Star by Robin Bridges (#3 in Katerina Trilogy)
Sunblind by Michael Griffo (#2 in Darkborn Legacy)
The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love by Erin Quinn (#1 in Beyond )
The Dead and the Beautiful by Cheryl Crane (#3 in Nikki Harper Mystery)
A Million Dirty Secrets by C L Parker (#1 in Million Dollar Duet)
Mocha by Ellen Miles (#29 in Puppy Place)
I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis (#8 in I Survived)
The Road from Gap Creek by Robert Morgan (#2 in Gap Creek)
The Power by Michael Grant (#4 in Magnificent Twelve)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Arts, Eats, & What Other

a new adventure by ~pieceesnp on deviantART

Undone Stuffed Pepper Casserole 
from Kraft
1 lb.  lean ground beef
2  green peppers, coarsely chopped
3 cloves  garlic, minced
2 cups  cooked long-grain white rice
1 jar  (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce

1-1/2 cups  KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA, divided

*HEAT oven to 350ºF.
*BROWN meat with peppers and garlic in large skillet; drain. Stir in rice, spaghetti sauce and 3/4 cup    cheese.
*SPOON into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheese.
*BAKE 25 min. or until heated through.

What Other
Book Trailer for V.E. Schwab's (Victoria Schwab) new book VICIOUS. 
You can also read Warm Up, prequel to VICIOUS on Tor.com for a limited time.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Hexed

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.

Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1)

by Michelle Krys
published by Delacorte Press/ Random House
expected release date: June 10, 2014
genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Summary (Goodreads): If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn't want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

**Long wait on this one but the it sounds like a really good read.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Review ~ Storybound

Storybound (Storybound #1) 

by Marissa Burt
published by Harper Collin's
genre: MG, Fantasy, Fairy Tales

Summary (Goodreads): In the land of Story, children go to school to learn to be characters: a perfect Hero, a trusty Sidekick, even the most dastardly Villain. They take classes on Outdoor Experiential Questing and Backstory, while adults search for full-time character work in stories written just for them.

In our world, twelve-year-old Una Fairchild has always felt invisible. But all that changes when she stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, opens the cover, and suddenly finds herself transported to the magical land of Story.

But Story is not a perfect fairy tale. Una’s new friend Peter warns her about the grave danger she could face if anyone discovers her true identity. The devious Tale Keeper watches her every move. And there are whispers of a deadly secret that seems to revolve around Una herself....

With the timeless appeal of books like A Wrinkle in Time and the breathtaking action of Inkheart, Storybound has all the makings of a new classic. Brimming with fantastical creatures, magical adventure, and heart-stopping twists, Storybound will leave readers wishing they too could jump through the pages into this enchanting fairy-tale world.

My Thoughts: This book starts with Una in the "real" world, trying to get through the day when she finds someone is sitting in her spot in the library. After finding a new spot and mysterious book that is about her, another run in with the stranger where she wakes up in Story. We don't really get much about who sent her to Story or how (only why). This is really when the story begins.
The author did a great job creating a world (Story) that trains all the characters in your favorite books. I liked how the places they came from were based on their story genre and you could tell by what they were wearing.
Una is an interesting character. She's trying to figure out why she was Written In as well as what really happened between the Muses and the first Tale Keeper. Along with Peter (hero) and Sam (talking cat) they try to piece together the real story based on scraps of info and stolen books.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read. There is a character for just about everyone and a setting to go with them. I'm interested in finding out more about Una and The Muses (all of them) and what happens next. While a lot was found out I didn't feel as if anything was resolved. This was a definite  to be continued type book. Luckily, the second book, Story's End, came out in April so I don't have to wait,

Rating: 4

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 8/19/2013

*all links go to Goodreads

Soulbroken by Heather Brewer (#2 in Legacy of Tril)
Wethering the Storm by Samantha Towle (#2 in The Mighty Storm )
Quick Fix by Linda Grimes (#2 in In a Fix )
Omens by Kelley Armstrong (#1 in Cainsville)
Emma Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice by Coco Simon (#15 in Cupcake Diaries)
Devil's Night by Todd Ritter (#3 in Kat Campbell )
Hope Springs by Mari Carr (#2 in Compass Girls)
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort by Cassandra Clare (#5 in Bane Chronicles)
Glitter and Gunfire by Cynthia Eden (#4 in Shadow Agents)
It Happens in the Dark by Carol O'Connell (#11 in Kathleen Mallory)
Compund Fractures by Stephen White (#20 in Dr. Alan Gregory)
The Betrayed by Jana DeLeon (#4 in Mystere Parish)
Task Force Bride by Julie Miller (#5 in Precinct: Task Force)
Medium Rare by Meg Benjamin (#2 in Medium Trilogy)
He Touches Me by Cynthia Sax (#2 in Seen Trilogy)
The Runaway Countess by Amanda McCabe (#1 in Bancrofts of Barton Park)
For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall (#3 in Amish Vines and Orchards)
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (#1 in The Bone Season)
Diamond Dust by Vivian Arend (#3 in Takhini Wolves )
The Boss's Bride by Brenda Minton (#2 in Heart of Main Street)
Flicker & Burn by T M Goeglein (#2 in Cold Fury Trilogy)
Doon by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon (#1 in Doon)
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko (#3 in Tales from Alcatraz)
Murder in Baldur's Gate by Ed Greenwood (#1 in Sundering Adventure)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book Review ~ Blood Trinity

Blood Trinity (Belador #1)

by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
published by Pocket Books
genre: Adult, UF (Urban Fantasy), Paranormal

Summary (Goodreads): All her life, Evalle has been straddling the line between human and demon. Curious about her origins, but content to live in the shadows, she finds that anonymity threatened by escalating conflicts between species. Accused of a savage murder, she's forced center stage in what seems like the beginning of an Atlanta apocalypse. Before long though, her personal problems will submerge as she learns startling facts about a hoard of supernatural terrorists.

My Thoughts: I went into this only being familiar with one of the authors. I'm a huge fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon but know nothing about Dianna Love. I had glanced at some reviews/opinions of this book and knew going in that this was more on the Urban Fantasy side rather than the Para Romance that I'm used to reading from Kenyon. Knowing this helped a great deal since I also enjoy UF I just had to make sure I was in the right mind set to read it.
Character wise, Evalle was hit and miss with me. I liked her for the most part but there were times that I just wanted to shake her. Parts were intentional, like when she was mouthing off to Sen knowing that he didn't like her and was the one person (?) that could ruin her life. Most of the time though she was the tough heroine that you expect dealing with powers and conditions that make her life more difficult than easy.
Tzader and Quinn, who we meet right away, are the only two real friends Evalle has and the only two people she trusts. I liked both of these guys and cannot wait to find out more about them. There were some things mentioned in this book that I'm sure will be the focus of later stories.
There were potential love interests/relationships. I liked Storm, found him interesting and was intrigued by his back story and look forward to finding out more about it. Isak, not so much. This was someone that just didn't work for me but I know he is going to feature prominently in at least part of Evalle's story going forward.
We are introduced to many more people that play either a part in this book's story or are being set up for later books. The HEA that we got between at the end between two of the side characters fell into the sweet territory for me but I still liked it.
Overall, I thought this was a promising start to a new (for me) series. There was enough action to keep me interested even if I didn't like some people and enough given about others that I want to continue reading to find out more.

Rating: 4

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Night Broken

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.

Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8)
by Patricia Briggs
expected release date: March 4, 2014
genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy, 

Summary (Goodreads): An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

**This is another of my favorite series/authors always look forward to these books.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 8/12/2013

Fire & Ash by Jonathan Maberry (#4 in Benny Imura)
Winds of Salem by Melissa de la Cruz (#3 in Witches of the East)
Compound Murder by Bill Crider (#20 in Dan Rhodes)
A Clockwork Heart by Liesel Schwarz (#2 in Chronicles of Light and Shadow)
Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson (#3 in Sentinels of New Orleans )
False Sight by Dan Krokos (#2 in False Memory )
Fire with Fire by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian (#2 in Burn for Burn)
Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber (#2 in Rose Harbor Inn)
The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (#4 in Last Survivors)
Fiance by Friday by Catherine Bybee (#3 in Weekday Brides)
Faithful by Kelly Elliott (#3 in Wanted)
The Deepest Night by Shana Abe (#2 in The Sweetest Dark)
The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards (#2 in Dr. Charlotte Stone )
The Mark of Calth by Laurie Goulding (#25 in Horus Heresy)
Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik (#8 in Temeraire)
Homecoming Ranch by Julia London (#1 in Homecoming Ranch)
The Gifted by Gail Bowen (#14 in Joanne Kilbourn)
Strong Rain Falling by Jon Land (#5 in Caitlin Strong)
Morgan's Fate by Dana Marie Bell (#4 in True Destiny)
Hover by Melissa West (#2 in The Taking)
Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley (#8 in Rock Chick)
Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain (#6 in Archie and Gretchen)
Love Potion Number 10 by Betsy Woodman (#2 in Jana Bibi )
The Meme Plague by Angie Smibert (#3 in Memento Nora)
Bad Blood by Arne Dahl (#2 in Intercrime)
Alien Hunter by Whitley Strieber (#1 in Alien Hunter)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Book Review ~ The Sentinel Mage

The Sentinel Mage (The Cursed Kingdoms #1)

by Emily Gee
published by Solaris
genre: Adult, Fantasy, 

Summary (Goodreads): Her magic may be the only thing that can save a prince—and the Seven Kingdoms.

In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path. Only one man can break it: Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage’s blood in his veins. But Prince Harkeld has a bounty on his head—and assassins at his heels.

Innis is a gifted shapeshifter. Now she must do the forbidden: become a man. She must stand at Prince Harkeld’s side as his armsman, protecting and deceiving him.

But the deserts of Masse are more dangerous than the assassins hunting the prince. The curse has woken deadly creatures, and the magic Prince Harkeld loathes may be the only thing standing between him and death.

My Thoughts: We follow three different but connected stories in this book.. There is the main story of Prince Harkeld and the mages trying to get him to the first alter stone to break the curse. Then there's his sister her maid and her armsman trying to get her through the marriage that her father has forced her into. Lastly (or first) we follow a little boy who is fleeing from his home village where the curse first showed up and ends up in a very interesting place by the time the story ends.
While I liked the mages and wanted to learn more about them, I did not like Prince Harkeld or how easily Innis (who is supposed to be the strongest mage) not only seemed to become attached to him she also seemed ready to lose herself to the shape she is keeping to guard the prince. Both these things seemed to contradict the strong female/mage image that we kept being told.
Princess Britta on the other hand seemed to hold onto what made her a great princess and interesting character even when she was not fully herself.
I thought the story of the 8 yr old was interesting and cannot wait to see how where he ended up affects the other story lines.
Overall, this was a great epic fantasy set in a world that hates magic and that fact is coming back to destroy them. The trials that they had to go through just to get to the first stone  were very demanding and cost a lot to their group. I cannot wait to read more, hopefully soon (no word on when the second book is supposed to come out).

Rating: 4

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Sea of Shadows

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.

Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1)

by Kelley Armstrong
published by Harper Teen
expected release date: April 8, 2014
genre: YA, Fantasy, 

Summary (Goodreads):They hear the spirits.They must obey.

In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire's worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters' journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they've ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court--one that will alter the balance of their world forever.

**This is another author that I always enjoy and this sounds like an interesting series.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 8/5/2013 pt 2

**All links go to Goodreads

The Companions by R. A. Salvatore (#1 in The Sundering)
Tall, Dark, and Vampire by Sara Humphreys (#1 in Dead in the City)
Playing with Fire by Phoebe Rivers (#9 in Saranormal)
Control by Kim Curran (#2 in Shift)
Undead and Unsure by MaryJanice Davidson (#12 in Undead)
Little Black Book of Murder by Nancy Martin (#9 in Blackbird Sisters Mysteries)
Unconditional by Lauren Dane (#8 in Cascadia Wolves)
The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin by Chris Ewan (#5 in Charlie Howard)
Less Than a Gentleman by Kerrelyn Sparks (#2 in Historical Hero World )
Kiss of Life by Debbie Viguie (#2.5 in Kiss Trilogy)
Midnight Games by Elle Kennedy (#3 in Killer Instincts)
Canyon by Brenda Jackson (#2 in Westmoreland Trilogy)
Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott (#1 in Mack's Bar Mysteries)
When I Find You by Dixie Lee Brown (#2 in Trust No One)
He Watches Me by Cynthia Sax (#1 in Seen Trilogy)
Plainly Murder by Isabella Alan (#0.5 in Amish Quilt Shop Mystery)
Playing the Field by Jennifer Seasons (#2 in Diamonds and Dugouts)
Storm Warrior by Dani Harper (#1 in Grim)
Just In Time by Addison Fox (#3 in Alaskan Nights Trilogy)
Snow Adrift by Rex Kusler (#4 in Las Vegas Mystery)
A World of Trouble by T. R. Burns (#2 in Merits of Mischief)
Finding Hart by Ella Fox (#6 in The Hart Family )
How to Marry a Highlander by Katharine Ashe (#3.5 in Falcon Club )
Spy Wore Blue by Shana Galen (#1.5 in Lord and Lady Spy)
What Happens Between Friends by Beth Andrews (#2 in In Shady Grove)
When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears by Kersten Hamilton (#3 in Goblin Wars)
Shoot the Dog by Brad Smith (#3 in Virgil Cain)
The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn (#1 in Borgias)
Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams (#4 in Heroes in Training)
Cat in an Alien X-Ray by Carole Nelson Douglas (#25 in Midnight Louie)
Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova (#2 in Linnet Ellery)
September Sneakers by Ron Roy (#9 in Calendar Mysteries)
October Ogre by Ron Roy (#10 in Calendar Mysteries)
Speak of the Devil by Allison Leotta (#3 in Anna Curtis )
Jump the Gun by Zoe Burke (#1 in Annabelle Starkey Mysteries)
Home, Sweet Haunt by P J Night (#15 in You're Invited to a Creepover)
Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (#3 in Broken Empire)
Robert the Bruce by Jack Whyte (#2 in Guardians Trilogy)
Multiple Exposure by Ellen Crosby (#1 in Sophie Medina)
The Friendship Matchmaker Goes Undercover by Randa Abdel-Fattah (#2 in Friendship Matchmaker)
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett by Tom Angleberger (#4 in Origami Yoda)
The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer (#2 in Land of Stories)
Warbound by Larry Correia (#3 in Grimnoir Chronicles)

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Releases ~ week of 8/5/2013 ~ pt 1

Blood Feather by Don Bendell (#2 in Joshua Strongheart)
Heaven's Fall by Michael Cassutt, David S. Goyer (#3 in Heaven's Shadow )
Turn and Burn by Lorelei James (#5 in Blacktop Cowboys)
Elegy by Amanda Hocking (#4 in Watersong)
Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning (#5 in Sinners on Tour)
Caught Up in You by Roni Loren (#4 in Loving on the Edge)
Walking in the Midst of Fire by Thomas E Sniegoski (#6 in Remy Chandler)
Terminated by Rachel Caine (#3 in Revivalists)
Castaway Cove by JoAnn Ross (#6 in Shelter Bay)
Infinityglass by Myra McEntire (#3 in Hourglass)
Biting Bad by Chloe Neill (#8 in Chicagoland Vampires)
Codex Born by Jim C Hines (#2 in Magic ex Libris)
Eva's Eye by Karin Fossum (#10 in Inspector Sejer)
Unforgettable by Alison Kent (#3 in Dalton Gang)
Once Upon a Tartan by Grace Burrowes (#2 in MacGregor Trilogy )
Jaguar Fever by Terry Spear (#2 in Heart of the Jaguar)
Guardian Demon by Meljean Brook (#8 in The Guardians)
If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion by Paige Shelton (#3 in Country Cooking School Mystery)
The Uprising by Lisa M. Stasse (#2 in The Forsaken Trilogy)
The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig (#10 in Pink Carnation)
Do Or Diner by Christine Wenger (#1 in Comfort Food Mysteryies)
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen (#7 in Royal Spyness )
Cover Story by Erika Chase (#3 in Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries)
Seed No Evil by Kate Collins (#14 in Flower Shop Mystery)
Cross Stitch Before Dying by Amanda Lee (#6 in Embroidery Mystery)
Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay (#1 in A Hat Shop Mystery)
Remnants of Murder by Elizabeth Lynn Casey (#8 in Southern Sewing Circle Mystery)
Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman (#1 in A Family Fortune Mystery)
Death Al Dente by Leslie Ann Budewitz (#1 in Food Lover's Village)
Night's Mistress by Amanda Ashley (#5 in Night )
Captain Awesome vs. the Spooky, Scary House by Stan Kirby (#7 in Captain Awesome)
Love on a Midsummer Night by Christy English (#2 in Shakespeare In Love)
Heart Fortune by Robin D. Owens (#12 in Celta)
A Cold White Sun by Vicki Delany (#6 in Constable Molly Smith)
Grave Visions by Kalayna Price (#4 in Alex Craft)
Burn by Maya Banks (#3 in Breathless)
Barry by Kate Klimo (#3 in Dog Diaries)
The Memory Key by Conor Fitzgerald (#4 in Commissario Alec Blume)
Spring Awakening by T. J. Brown (#3 in Summerset Abbey)
The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (#2 in The Coincidence)
Kindred and Wings by Philippa Ballantine (#2 in Shifted World)
Power to the Purple! by Sophie Bell (#2 in Ultra Violets)
Under A Spell by Hannah Jayne (#5 in Underworld Detection Agency)
Hotshot by Julie Garwood (#11 in Buchanan )
Cowboy Seeks Bride by Carolyn Brown (#7 in Spikes & Spurs)
The Dominant by Tara Sue Me (#2 in Submissive)
Last Chance Summer by Hope Ramsay (#5.5 in Last Chance)
Colton by Blood by Melissa Cutler (#2 in Coltons of Wyoming)
The Beast by Faye Kellerman (#21 in Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus)
From Herring to Eternity by Delia Rosen (#4 in A Deadly Deli Mystery)
The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham (#11 in Tom Thorne)
Possession by Kat Richardson (#8 in Greywalker)
Time Crossed by Katie MacAlister (#1.5 in Time Thief)
Blood on the Verde River by Dusty Richards (#3 in Byrnes Family Ranch)
Dangerous Waters by Sandra Robbins (#1 in Cold Case Files)
Slow Surrender by Cecilia Tan (#1 in Struck by Lightning)
Immortal Twilight by James Axler (#66 in Outlanders)
Claimed by the Immortal by Rachel Lee (#4 in Claiming)
Hide and Seek by Lynette Eason (#1 in Family Reunions)
His Forever Valentine by Marie Ferrarella (#6 in Forever Texas)

Thursday, August 1, 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. How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?

A. I t really depends on my mood. Sometimes I will leave a book sitting for weeks or longer and then come back to it. It also depends on if I'm familiar with the author or not.

Happy Friday and Have a Great Weekend!!