Wednesday, August 31, 2016

This Week's Reads

The Angel's Share by J.R. Ward
Bourbon Kings #2 (Goodreads)
**Considering this is a contemporary series, I enjoyed book 1 a lot more than I was expecting. Hoping I can say the same for this book.

Blood Games by Chloe Neill
Chicagoland Vampires #10 (Goodreads)
**The 13th and last book comes out in 2017. Trying to get caught up before then.

Time Stoppers by Carrie Jones
**This looked like a cute middle grade book that would also be a good read.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Releases ~ week of 08/29/2016

A Catered Tea Party by Isis Crawford (#12 Mystery with Recipes)
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (#12 Chief Inspector Armand Gamache)
A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean (#2 Scandal & Scoundrel)
A Story to Kill  by Lynn Cahoon (#1 Cat Latimer Mystery)
A Time for Vultures by William W Johnstone (#4 Flintlock)
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (#2 An Ember in the Ashes)
Always A Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller (#2 Carsons of Mustang Creek)
Ash by Shannon Mayer (#6 Elemental)
Dare You To Run by Dawn Ryder (#2 Unbroken Hero)
Death Among the Doilies by Mollie Cox Bryan (#1 A Cora Crafts Mystery)
Death of a Pumpkin Carver by Lee Hollis (#8 Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mysteries)
Descended by Evangeline Anderson (#3 Alien Mate Index)
Dirty Little Lies by Lora Leigh (#3 The Lies Men Tell)
El Diablo by M. Robinson (#1 The Devil Series)
For Better Or Worse by Lauren Layne (#2 The Wedding Belles)
Gretel Pushes Back by Joan Holub (#8 Grimmtastic Girls)
Hell Fire by Karin Fossum (#12 Inspector Sejer)
Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak (#1 The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles)
High Stakes by George R.R. Martin  (Wild Cards #23)
Homecoming by Shannon Stacey (#3 Boys of Fall)
If I Only Had a Duke by Lenora Bell (#2 The Disgraceful Dukes)
Indecent Proposal by Katee Robert (#3 The O'Malleys)
Last Chance Rebel by Maisey Yates (#6 Copper Ridge)
Liar's Key by Carla Neggers (#6 Sharpe & Donovan)
Like a Bee to Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand (#3 The Honeybee Sisters)
Mad For The Plaid by Karen Hawkins (#4 Oxenburg Princes)
Meant to Be Mine by Lisa Marie Perry (#1 Guilty Pleasures)
Murder at Rough Point by Alyssa Maxwell (#4 Gilded Newport Mystery)
Murder With Macaroni and Cheese by A L Herbert (#2 Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery)
My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly (#1 The Improper Princesses)
No Mistress of Mine by Laura Lee Guhrke (#4 American Heiress In London)
Playing Fast by Melanie Scott (#5 New York Saints)
Ride Rough by Laura Kaye (#2 Raven Riders)
Run To You by Rachel Lacey (#1 Risking It All)
Sacred Serenity by Audrey Carlan (#2 Lotus House)
Semi-Twisted by Isabel Jordan (#3 Harper Hall Investigations)
Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti (#2 Scorpius Syndrome)
Slave Queen by H B Moore (#3 Omar Zagouri)
Sting by Jude Watson (#2 Loot)
Sunrise Crossing by Jodi Thomas (#4 Ransom Canyon)
Sunset in Central Park by Sarah Morgan (#2 Made in New York)
Texas Tall by Janet Dailey (#3 Tylers of Texas)
The Billionaire's Voice by J. S. Scott (#5 Sinclairs)
The Bronze Key by Cassandra Clare, Holly Black (#3 Magisterium)
The Darkest Link by Scarlett Cole (#4 Second Circle Tattoos)
The Gathering by Dan Poblocki (#1 Shadow House)
The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke (#3 Holland Family Saga)
The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Secret of the Supers by Logan Rutherford (#4 The First Superhero)
The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd (#8 Bess Crawford Mystery)
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (#1 The Thousandth Floor)
Unraveled by Jennifer Estep (#15 Elemental Assassin)
When a Marquis Chooses a Bride by Ella Quinn (#2 The Worthingtons)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This Week's Reads

**With back to school and family get togethers, not much reading getting done. Hopefully once school is in full swing will be able to focus a bit more.

Cast in Ruin by Michelle Sagara
Chronicles in Elantra #7 (Goodreads)
**I actually finished this one on the ride back from out of state. It may be my favorite so far. I just wish the author wasn't still pushing the Kaylin/Severn relationship, it feels like a crutch at this point.

Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson #5 (Goodreads)
**Still working through a reread of this series. It helps when I'm not able to focus as much since I've already read them.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Releases ~ week of 08/22/2016

Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson (#1 Last Shot)
Breath of Earth by Beth Cato (#1 Breath of Earth)
First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (#8 Chicago Stars)
Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter (#3 Jackaby)
Hero of Mine by Codi Gary (#2 Men in Uniform)
Highland Temptation by Jennifer Haymore (#3 Highland Knights)
Hostage Negotiation by Lena Diaz (#4 Marshland Justice)
Initiation by Sierra Cartwright (#1 Master Class)
Laying Down the Law by Delores Fossen (#6 Appaloosa Pass Ranch)
Loving Deviant by Laurann Dohner (#9 Cyborg Seduction)
Sorrow Road by Julia Keller (#5 Bell Elkins)
Spellbreaker by Blake Charlton (#3 Spellwright Trilogy)
The Devastation by Shay Savage (#7 Unexpected Circumstances)
Throttle's Seduction by Chiah Wilder (#7 Insurgents MC)
Under the Lights by Abbi Glines (#2 Field Party)
Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh (#15.5 Psy-Changelings)
With Every Breath by Maya Banks (#4 Slow Burn)
Wrong Question, Right Answer by Elle Casey (#3 The Bourbon Street Boys)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This Week's Reads

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman
Blood of Gods and Royals #1 (Goodreads)
**I started this one awhile ago and even though I liked the story it just wasn't keeping my attention. So far, the same thing seems to be happening. Going to try to make it to halfway before I give up on it for good.

Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong
Cainsville #3 (Goodreads)
**This is another that I am restarting, barely got 200 pages into last time. Hopefully I'm more in the mood for it this time.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Releases ~ week of 08/15/2016

A Court Gesture by Jenny Gardiner (#8 It's Reining Men)
A Moment of Bliss by Heather McGovern (#1 Honeywilde)
A Taste of Seduction by Bronwen Evans (#5 Disgraced Lords)
Almost Hitched by Kylie Gilmore (#6 Clover Park STUDS)
Amaryllis and Other Stories by Carrie Vaughn
Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles #4)
Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton (#1 Knight and Moon)
Damaged by Lisa Scottoline (#4 Rosato & DiNunzio)
Die, Die Birdie by J. R. Ripley (#1 Bird Lovers Mystery)
Gustav Gloom and the Castle of Fear by Adam-Troy Castro (#6 Gustav Gloom)
Invasive by Chuck Wendig (#2 Zer0es)
Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden (#1 Knights of the Borrowed
Long Shot by Jack Coughlin (#9 Sniper)
Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews (#6.5 Kate Daniels)
Nothing Short of Dying by Erik Storey (#1 Clyde Barr)
Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott (#2 Court of Fives)
Putting Out Old Flames by Allyson Charles (#1 Pineville)
Ravage by Tillie Cole (#3 Scarred Souls)
Rise the Dark by Michael Koryta (#2 Markus Novak)
Rob Thy Neighbor by David Thurlo (#3 Charlie Henry or Pawnbroker)
Run to You by Georgia Beers (#2 Puppy Love)
Spirits, Rock Stars, and a Midnight Chocolate Bar by Deanna Chase (#02 Pyper Rayne)
Sting by Sandra Brown
Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett (#2 Sugar Bowl)
Sunker's Deep by Lian Tanner (#2 Hidden Trilogy)
The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard (#1 Haunted Hearts Legacy)
The Edge of the Light by Elizabeth George (#4 Whidbey Island)
The Flame Never Dies by Rachel Vincent (#2 The Stars Never Rise)
The Gold Mystery by Martin Widmark (#8 Whodunit Detective Agency)
The Hide-and-Seek Ghost by Dori Hillestad Butler (#8 The Haunted Library)
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin (#2 Broken Earth)
The Prisoner of Silverwood Castle by Marie Treanor (#2 Darke of Night)
The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely (#2 A Jewel Novel)
The Sight by Chloe Neill (#2 Devil's Isle)
Torch by Karen Erickson (#3 Wildwood)
Triple Threat by James Patterson (#16 BookShots)
Under the Harvest Moon by Beth Wiseman (#5 Amish Harvest)
Vicarious by Paula Stokes (#1 Vicarious)
Wolf's Mate by Chantal Fernando (#5 Wind Dragons MC)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This Week's Reads

Cast in Chaos by Michelle Sagara
Chronicles of Elantra #6 (Goodreads)
**Another series I am trying to catch up on.

The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler
The KingFountain Series #1 (Goodreads)
**I'm halfway through this and so far it is one of my favorite reads this year.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The Bone Witch #1 (Goodreads)
**Saw this on netgalley and had to try it. Love the cover. Plus, it's about witches and necromancy. Two things I don't see enough of in my books.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New Releases ~ week of 08/08/2016

Beauty and The Bodyguard by Lisa Childs (#4 Bachelor Bodyguards)
Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong (#4 Cainsville)
Burn Down the Night by M. O'Keefe (#3 Everything I Left Unsaid)
Close to You by Kristen Proby (#2 Fusion)
Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber (#2 The Eterna Files)
Gleam by Tom Fletcher (#1 Factory Trilogy)
Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones (#1 Dirty Money)
Insidious by Catherine Coulter (#20 The FBI Thriller Series)
Killer Countdown by Amelia Autin (#6 Man on a Mission)
Laws of Attraction by R. C. Boldt (#4 Teach Me)
Makoons by Louise Erdrich (#5 Birchbark House)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (#1 The Nevernight Chronicle)
One or the Other by John McFetridge (#3 Eddie Dougherty)
Phoenix by Linda Warren (#5 Texas Rebels)
Ranch Refuge by Virginia Vaughan (#3 Rangers Under Fire)
Ruthless by Lexi Blake (#1 Lawless)
Secrets and Lies by Shirlee McCoy (#5 Rookie K-9 Unit)
Silent Sabotage by Susan Sleeman (#5 First Responders)
Survivors Will Be Shot Again by Bill Crider (#23 Dan Rhodes)
Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (#1 Happy Pants)
The Apprehension by Shay Savage (#6 Unexpected Circumstances)
The Arrival by Brett Battles (#1.5 Mine)
The Book of Beloved by Carolyn Haines (#1 Pluto's Snitch)
The Damascus Threat by Matt Rees (#1 Dominic Verrazzano)
The Guns of Empire by Django Wexler (#4 Shadow Campaigns)
The Land of My Dreams by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (#3 War at Home)
The Marine's Embrace by Beth Andrews (#8 In Shady Grove)
The Paris Librarian by Mark Pryor (#6 Hugo Marston)
The St. Lucia Island Club by Brent Monahan (#5 John Le Brun)
The Ultra Big Sleep by Patrick Swenson (#2 Ultra)
The Wages of Desire by Stephen Kelly (#2 Inspector Lamb)
Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory (#2 Tudor)
Thrill Kill by Brian Thiem (#2 Matt Sinclair Mystery)
When the Music's Over by Peter Robinson (#23 Inspector Banks)
Wild Heart by Beth Ehemann (#2 Viper's Heart)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

This Week's Reads

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1 (Goodreads)
**Hubby saw the trailer for the movie coming out in Sept. and insisted that we go see it. Thought I should get moving on actually reading the book before then.

Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps by  Martin Vargic
** I posted about Vargic's literature map recently in a Thursday Randomness and decided I wanted to see the rest. I got lucky and the library had it.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New Releases ~ week of 08/01/2016

A Little Knowledge by Emma Newman (#4 Split Worlds)
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (#1 Kingmaker Chronicles)
A Season of Ruin by Anna Bradley (#2 Sutherland Scandals)
Adam's Rib by Antonio Manzini (#2 Rocco Schiavone)
Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers (#1 The Indranan War)
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter (#1 Soulwood)
Clock and Dagger by Julianne Holmes (#2 A Clock Shop Mystery)
Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen (#10 Royal Spyness)
Dare To Stay by Jen McLaughlin (#2 The Sons of Steel Row)
Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan (#29 The Carpathians (Dark))
Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter by Diane Kelly (#10 Tara Holloway)
Die Like an Eagle by Donna Andrews (#20 Meg Langslow)
Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon (#27 Dark Hunters)
Exiled by Jasinda Wilder (#3 Madame X)
Finding Abbey Road by Kevin Emerson (#3 Exile)
Flight from Mayhem by Yasmine Galenorn (#2 Fly by Night)
Forever Doon by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon (#4 Doon)
Full of Briars by Seanan McGuire (#9.3 October Daye)
Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle (#3 Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue)
Grilling the Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber (#5 Cookbook Nook Mystery)
Grunge by John Ringo, Larry Correia (#1 Monster Hunter Memoirs)
Heart Strike by M. L. Buchman (#2 Delta Force)
Hell Bent by J.C. Diem (#4 Hellscourge)
I Shot the Buddha by Colin Cotterill (#11 Dr. Siri Paiboun)
In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen (#2 Elizabeth Harris)
Infinite Risk by Ann Aguirre (#3 Immortal Game)
Just What I Need by Lorelei James (#2 Need You)
Let's Play Make-Believe by James Patterson, James O Born (#14 BookShots)
Man of Honor by Diana Gardin (#3 Battle Scars)
Much Ado About Muffin by Victoria Hamilton (#4 Merry Muffin Mystery)
Murder in the Secret Garden by Ellery Adams (#3 Book Retreat Mystery)
Payne by Jenika Snow (#3 Rage Riders MC)
Recreated by Colleen Houck (#2 Reawakened)
Rock With You by Rachel Lacey (#0.5 Risking It All)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Vol. 1: Tricks of the Trade by Skottie Young
Scorched Earth by Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik (#15 Tom Clancy's Op-Center)
Silk Stalkings by Diane Vallere (#3 Material Witness Mystery)
Smooth Operator by Stuart Woods, Parnell Hall (#1 Teddy Fay)
Splinter by Sarah Fine (#2 Reliquary)
Sweet Tomorrow by Debbie Macomber (#5 Rose Harbor Inn)
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson (#3 The Remnant Chronicles)
The Bluebonnet Betrayal by Marty Wingate (#5 Potting Shed Mysteries)
The Cat, The Collector and the Killer by Leann Sweeney (#8 Cats in Trouble Mysteries)
The Highlander by Kerrigan Byrne (#3 To Tempt a Highlander)
The Love Killings by Robert Ellis (#2 Detective Matt Jones)
The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio (#3 Book Club Mystery)
The Right Kind of Trouble by Shiloh Walker (#3 The McKays)
The Sixth Idea by P. J. Tracy (#7 Monkeewrench)
The Swarm by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston (#1 The Second Formic War)
The Trouble With Babies by Claudia Mills (#2 Nora Notebooks)
This Earl Is on Fire by Vivienne Lorret (#2 The Season's Original)
Till I Kissed You by Laura Trentham (#3 Cottonbloom Novels)
Trouble Walks In by Sara Humphreys (#2 McGuire Brothers)
United by Melissa Landers (#3 Alienated)
Welcoming the Bad Boy by Annie Rains (#3 Hero's Welcome)
Where Hope Prevails by Janette Oke (#3 Return to the Canadian West)
Wild Ties by Tina Wainscott (#4 Justiss Alliance)
Without Warning by Lynette Eason (#2 Elite Guardians)