Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This Week's Reads

Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
Jane Yellowrock #4 (Goodreads)
**I'm really enjoying this series. It has a nice mix of weres, witches, and vampires. I'm also probably the only person that doesn't like Rick but I'm able to overlook that character/romance since the rest of books are so good.

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
Casey Duncan #2 (Goodreads)
**City of The Lost was one of my favorite books last year. I'm hoping book 2 is just as good. I really liked getting to know Casey and the town (and people) of Rockton.

Another Castle: Grimoire by  Andrew Wheeler, Paulina Ganucheau (Illustrator) (Goodreads)
**Another new find at the library. Not familiar with this series but anything with a kickass princess is a good start.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 03/27/2017

100 Hours by Rachel Vincent (100 Hours #1)

(ID)entity by PJ Manney (#2 Phoenix Horizon)
A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham (#2 New York Confidential)
After the Dark by Cynthia Eden (#3 Killer Instinct)
Bad News by Pseudonymous Bosch (#3 The Bad Books)
Beach Wedding by Natasha Boyd (#4 Eversea)
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (#1 Blood Rose Rebellion)
Blu Heat by David Burnsworth (#1 Blu Carraway)
Bone White by Wendy Corsi Staub (#3 Mundy's Landing)
Bum Luck by Paul Levine (#12 Jake Lassiter)
Champion by Anna Hackett (#5 Galactic Gladiators)
Charmed by Jennifer Chance (#6 Gowns & Crowns)
Concealed by Kate SeRine (#2 Dark Alliance)
Conviction by Julia Dahl (#3 Rebekah Roberts)
Crazy for You by Rachel Lacey (#2 Risking It All)
Crossroads by Jeff Mariotte (#1 NCIS New Orleans)
Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (#2 The Star-Touched Queen)
Cycle of Fire by D.K. Holmberg (#11 The Cloud Warrior)
Deep Water by Deborah Coonts (#1 Sam Donovan)
Disney At Last by Ridley Pearson (#3 Kingdom Keepers: The Return)
Dream Forever by Kit Alloway (#3 Dream)
Duplicity by Jane Haseldine (#2 Julia Gooden Mystery)
Enemy Within by Tal Bauer (#3 The Executive Office)
Eternally Bound by Brenda K. Davies (#1 The Alliance)
Finding What's Real by Emma Harrison (#2 Escaping Perfect)
Forever Mine by Erin Nicholas (#2 Opposites Attract)
Glass Predator by Craig Schaefer (#3 Harmony Black)
Hers to Take by Elena Aitken (#4 Bears of Grizzly Ridge)
His Alone by Alexa Riley (#2 For Her)
His Rip-Roarin' Bride by Martha Hix (#2 Texan Brides)
Holding Fire by April Hunt (#2 Alpha Security)
Horizon by Scott Westerfeld (#1 Horizon)
Illusion of Trust by Stacey Joy Netzel (#7 Colorado Trust Series)
Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands (#25 Argeneau Vampires)
Intoxicating by Heather Heyford (#2 Wine Country)
It Started With a Kiss by Ella Quinn (#3 The Worthingtons)
Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston (#1 Iron Clad Security)
Lost In You by Jules Bennett (#3 Monroes)
Luna Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald (#2 Luna)
Marrying Jonah by Amy Lillard (#6 Wells Landing)
Mating of Convenience by Lori Whyte (#3 Mannix Dragon Shifters)
Million Dollar Cowboy by Lori Wilde (#5 Cupid, Texas)
Mother's Day, Muffins, and Murder by Sara Rosett (#10 Mom Zone Mysteries)
Murder or Bust by Constance Barker (#3 We're Not Dead Yet Club)
No Getting Over a Cowboy by Delores Fossen (#3 Wrangler's Creek)
Plain Missing by Emma Miller (#4 Rachel Mast Series)
Rebel Lost by Mindy Klasky (#2 Darkbeast Chronicles)
Red Clover Inn by Carla Neggers (#7 Swift River Valley)
Safety in Blunders by Christy Barritt (#3 Worst Detective Ever)
Sin for Me by Jackie Ashenden (#3 Motor City Royals)
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (#1 Strange the Dreamer)
The Awakening by Amanda Stevens (#6 Graveyard Queen)
The Body Market by Donna Freitas (#2 The Wired)
The Devil's Feast by M J Carter (#3 Avery & Blake)
The Duke of Desire by Darcy Burke (#4 The Untouchables)
The Endicott Evil by Gregory Harris (#5 Colin Pendragon Mystery)
The English Duke by Karen Ranney (#2 Duke Trilogy)
The First City by Joe Hart (#3 The Dominion Trilogy)
The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki (#1 Highland Lords)
The Immortality Curse by Greig Beck (#3 Matt Kearns)
The Last Kiss by Verna Clay (#10 Romance on the Ranch)
The Rescue by Diana Palmer (#4 Morcai Battalion)
The Struggle by Jennifer L Armentrout (#3 Titan )
The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston (#3 Call of Crows)
The Woman Who Knew Too Much by Tom Savage (#2 Nora Baron)
Thistle While You Work by Amanda M. Lee (#13 Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short)
Tightening the Threads by Lea Wait (#5 A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery)
Wild Lavender by Lynne Connolly (#7 Emperors of London)
Wind River Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna (#3 Wind River Valley)
You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (#1 Penhallow Dynasty)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This Week's Reads

Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike by  Kelly Sue DeConnick  illustrated by Emma RĂ­os  (Goodreads)
**The library had some new graphic novels. I loved the cover of this one and grabbed it without knowing what it was about. Luckily, it sounds good also.

Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Hunterverse #27 (Goodreads)
** This is one of my favorite series and authors. I always want more dragons and was really happy when she decided to do this set of books featuring them.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 03/20/2017

A Mystery at Carlton House by Ashley Gardner (#12 Captain Lacey)
After I Fall by Jessica Scott (#3 Falling)
Bound By Their Secret Passion by Diane Gaston (#4 Scandalous Summerfields)
Bound Together by Christine Feehan (#6 Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart)
Dead Man Switch by Matthew Quirk (#2 John Hayes)
Double Up by Gretchen Archer (#6 Davis Way Mysteries)
Drury by Delores Fossen (#11 Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch)
Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper (#2 Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries)
Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak (#1 Silver Springs)
First Awakening by S E Smith (#2 Project Gleise 581G)
Flames of Rebellion by Jay Allan (#1 Flames of Rebellion)
His to Seduce by Stacey Lynn (#4 Fireside)
If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock (#2 Casey Cox)
If Not For You by Debbie Macomber (#3 New Beginnings)
Infinity Engine by Neal Asher (#3 Transformation)
Last Chance Matinee by Mariah Stewart (#1 Hudson Sisters)
Magic Born by K. N. Lee (#2 Dragon Born)
Mangrove LIghtning by Randy Wayne White (#24 Doc Ford)
Meant to Be Mine by Marie Ferrarella (#18 Matchmaking Mamas)
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles (#6 Penn Cage)
Night Forbidden by Joss Ware (#5 The Heroes of New Vegas)
Operation Nanny by Paula Graves (#4 Campbell Cove Academy)
Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker (#2 Arcadia Project Trilogy)
Playing To Win by Lisa B Kamps (#2 York Bombers)
Red and the Wolf by Vivienne Savage (#2 Once Upon a Spell Book)
Rising Flames by Kennedy Layne (#5 Surviving Ashes)
Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet (#1 Whisky Business Mystery)
So Wrong It Must Be Right by Nicole Helm (#1 Gallagher & Ivy)
Spies & Stilettos by Liliana Hart (#16 The MacKenzie Brothers)
Thank You For Holding by Julia Kent (#2 On Hold)
The Black Tortoise by Ronald Tierney (#2 Peter Strand Mystery)
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi (#1 The Collapsing Empire)
The Princess and the Pearl by E D Baker (#6 Wide-Awake Princess)
The Secret Heir Of Alazar by Kate Hewitt (#1 Seduced by a Sheikh)
The Secret of My Seduction by Caroline Linden (#4.5 Scandals)
Trigger by Scarlett Dawn (#1 Origin)
Vicious Circle by C. J. Box (#17 Joe Pickett)
Wake a Sleeping Tiger by Lora Leigh (#31 Breeds)
Wrong Turn, Right Direction by Elle Casey (#4 The Bourbon Street Boys)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This Week's Reads

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
The Others #5 (Goodreads)
**I really enjoyed this series and for some reason thought book 4 was the last book. Not complaining always up for a new book from this author.

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson #10 (Goodreads)
**This is another of my favorite authors/series. I like the thought of Mercy more on her own (across an ocean from her pack)and getting back to how it was at the beginning of the series.

The Devil's Feast by M.J. Carter
Avery & Blake #3 (Goodreads)
** Received this from Penguin's First Reads program. Not familiar with the series but it sound like a good historical fiction mystery which I tend to enjoy.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 03/13/2017

A Death by Any Other Name by Tessa Arlen (#3 Lady Montfort)
A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot (#1 Cimarron Creek)
Anarchy Missing by J. A. Huss (#2 Anarchy Found)
Black Sheep by Zara Cox (#2 Dark Desires)
Break Me by Tiffany A. Snow (#2 Corrupted Hearts)
Brother's Ruin by Emma Newman (#1 Industrial Magic)
Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker (#1 Ace Security)
Crossroads by Chantal Fernando (#7 Wind Dragons MC)
Cruel Winter by Sheila Connolly (#6 County Cork Mysteries)
Danced Close by Annabeth Albert (#6 Portland Heat)
Deception in Emeralds by Laura Landon (#4 Ransomed Jewels)
Dire Cravings by Tigris Eden (#2 Arctic Wolves)
Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull (#6 Fablehaven)
Drunk on You by Harper Sloan (#4 Hope Town Series)
Echoes of Memory by A. R. Kahler (#2 Ravenborn)
Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany (#1 Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery)
For Whom the Bread Rolls by Sarah Fox (#2 Pancake House Mystery)
Heart Of Stone by Cynthia Eden (#5 Bad Things)
In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear (#13 Maisie Dobbs)
Lucky by Henry Chang (#5 Detective Jack Yu)
Meant to Be by Maggie McGinnis (#5 Whisper Creek)
Midnight Unbound by Lara Adrian (#14.75 Midnight Breed)
Murder Is No Accident by A.H. Gabhart (#3 Hidden Springs Mysteries)
Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry (#32 Thomas Pitt)
Oath of Honor by Matthew Betley (#2 Logan West)
Purr M for Murder by T. C. LoTempio (#1 Cat Rescue Mystery)
Shade's Lady by Joanna Wylde (#6.5 Reapers MC)
Tease Me, Baby by Katie Reus (#2 O'Connor Family)
The Capital Catch by David A Kelly (#13 Ballpark Mysteries)
The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler (#10 Isaac Bell)
The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter (#4 Brit in the FBI)
The End of Oz by Danielle Paige (#4 Dorothy Must Die)
The Forgotten Girls by Owen Laukkanen (#6 Stevens and Windermere)
The Hell of It All by Bob Kroll (#2 T.J. Peterson Mystery)
The Queen of Oz by Danielle Paige (#0.9 Dorothy Must Die)
The Remnant by Charlie Fletcher (#3 Oversight Trilogy)
The Something Girl by Jodi Taylor (#2 Frogmorton Farm)
These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker (#2 These Vicious Masks)
The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier
When the Marquess Falls by Lorraine Heath (#3.5 Hellions of Havisham)
Without Warning by Joel C Rosenberg (#3 J. B. Collins)
Wrath by T. R. Ragan (#3 Faith McMann)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This Week's Reads

The Queen of The Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Queen of The Tearling #1 (Goodreads)
**Had a long road trip this past weekend and I always do better with fantasy in the car (don't know why). Was looking for a different book, it wasn't in so I grabbed this one. Glad I did, really enjoying it so far.

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Weather Warden #1 (Goodreads)
**The past few years I've been rereading some of my favorite series to help get through any reading slumps throughout the year. This year I am going with Caine's Weather Warden series. It's been a long time since I read this one and am looking forward to returning to this world.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 03/06/2017

**A lot of my favorite authors/series this week!

A Call to Vengeance by Timothy Zahn, David Weber, Thomas Pope (#3 Manticore Ascendant)
Alone by Scott Sigler (#3 Generations Trilogy)
Archangel by Margaret Fortune (#2 Spectre War)
Ashwin by Kit Rocha (#1 Gideon's Riders)
Atlantis Reborn by Gloria Craw (#3 Atlantis Rising)
Bad Debt by Jenna Bennett (#14 Savannah Martin Mystery)
Balance of Power by Stan Lee (#3 The Zodiac Legacy)
Bel of the Brawl by Maggie McConnon (#2 Bel McGrath)
Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson (#2 A Greenhouse Mystery)
Brighter Than the Sun by Maya Banks (#11 The Kelly Series)
Burials by Mary Anna Evans (#10 Faye Longchamp Mysteries)
Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George (#1 Confessions of Young Nero)
Darkness of Evil by Alan Jacobson (#7 Karen Vail)
Date with Death by Julia Chapman (#1 Dales Detective Mystery)
Deep Into Trouble by Dawn Ryder (#3 Unbroken Hero)
Delicate Ties by Lila Dubois (#8 Trinity Masters)
Edge of Power by Megan Crane (#4 Edge)
Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (#5 Others)
Every Little Thing by Samantha Young (#2 Hart's Boardwalk)
Firebrand by Kristen Britain (#6 Green Rider)
Firestorm by Donna Grant (#10 Dark Kings)
Gather Her Round by Alex Bledsoe (#5 Tufa)
Gone With the Twins by Kylie Logan (#5 League of Literary Ladies)
Her True Match by Paige Tyler (#6 X-OPS)
Hisses and Honey by Shannon Mayer (#3 The Venom Trilogy)
Home at Last by Lily Everett (#6 Sanctuary Island)
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks (#1 The Embraced)
Imperial Valley by Johnny Shaw (#3 Jimmy Veeder)
Lavos by Laurann Dohner (#5 VLG Series)
Legend of the Pendragon by Sarah Woodbury (#8 Last Pendragon Saga)
Lenin's Roller Coaster by David Downing (#3 Jack McColl)
Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire (#6 Incryptid)
Make Them Pay by Allison Brennan (#14 Lucy Kincaid)

Man Overboard by J A Jance (#12 Alison Reynolds)
Mistaken Identity by Shirlee McCoy (#7 Mission: Rescue)
Murder, Stage Left by Robert Goldsborough (#12 Nero Wolfe)
Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies! by Bruce Hale (#2 Monstertown Mystery)
One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler (#3 One and Only Texas)
Payback by Gordon Korman (#3 Masterminds)
Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs (#18 Tea Shop Mysteries)
Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty (#6 Sean Duffy)
Riot by Tillie Cole (#4 Scarred Souls)
Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine (#2 Royals in Exile)
Secrets & Sequences by Gene Luen Yang (#3 Secret Coders)
Security Detail by Lisa Phillips (#1 Secret Service Agents)
Seduce Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates (#10 Copper Ridge)
Sentinel's Kiss by Jamie K Schmidt (#2 Sentinels of Babylon)
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs (#10 Mercedes Thompson)
Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford (#2 An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery)
Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan (#1 Gods of Blood and Powder)
Soar by Sloane Murphy (#3 The Immortal Chronicles)
Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh (#2 Westcott)
Someone to Love by Donna Alward (#2 Darling, VT)
Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (#1 Lily Bound)
Stormchaser by Cherry Adair (#4 Cutter Cay)
The Deep End by Kristen Ashley (#1 Honey)
The Devil's Bible by Dana Chamblee Carpenter (#2 Bohemian Gospel)
The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins (#2 The Great Hunt)
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon (#3 The Bone Season)
The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman (#27 Walking Dead)
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton (#2 Rebel of the Sands)
Twisted Bonds by Brandy L Rivers (#7 Others of Seattle)
Undiscovered by Sara Humphreys (#1 Amoveo Rising)
Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper (#17 The Bishop/Special Crimes Unit)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This Week's Reads

Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey
**I really like Carey's work and usually like retellings. Not sure about this particular story but blurb along with the others made me give it a try.

Spectacle by Rachel Vincent
Menagerie #2 (Goodreads)
**I really enjoyed book 1 and wanted to know what happened to the group next. We're basically told all of that in the book summary. It did takes us forward enough that I'm still interested in what happens to everyone  just further into the story.

Winter Halo by Keri Arthur
Outcast #2 (Goodreads)
**This is another that I just read and enjoyed book 1. I'm going in with lowered expectations based on what others have said (good but not as good as book 1) but still hoping.