Wednesday, August 30, 2017

This Week's Reads

by  Sky-Burial (DeviantArt)

Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier
Blackthorn & Grim #3 (Goodreads)
**The final book of this trilogy. I'm looking forward to see how the author wraps up both Blackthorn and Grim's stories. I'm hoping that it is not the obvious conclusion to Blackthorn's need for revenge story.

No Good Deed by Kara Connolly
**I usually enjoy a good fairy tale retelling. Unfortunately,  the ones I've read lately have not been the best. Not enough reimagining, more just rehashing of the original. This is a retelling of Robin Hood. Here's hoping it's at least entertaining.

Daughter of The Burning City by Amanda Foody
**A weird murder mystery that takes place in a magical freak show. Cannot wait to read more about a magical illusion (created by someone with no eyes) being murdered. Also, from flipping through, I like the simpleness of the illustrations that are scattered throughout the book.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 08/28/2017

A Catered Costume Party by Isis Crawford (#13 Mystery with Recipes)
A Knit Before Dying by Sadie Hartwell (#2 A Tangled Web Mystery)
A Love to Remember by Bronwen Evans (#7 Disgraced Lords)
A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey (#3 Dog Man)
All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis (#1 Word$)
Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower (#1 Amish Candy Shop Mystery)
Breakfast in Bed by Rochelle Alers (#2 Innkeepers)
Bring the Heat by G A Aiken (#9 Dragon Kin)
Can't Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter (#4 Original Heartbreakers)
Creed by Laurann Dohner (#8 VLG Series)
Dark Embrace by Eve Silver (#6 Dark Gothic)
Death by His Grace by Kwei Quartey (#5 Darko Dawson)
Dirty Dancing at Devil's Leap by Julie Anne Long (#3 Hellcat Canyon)
Dr. NEURO by Max Monroe (#3 St. Luke's Docuseries)
Escape to You by Jennifer Ryan (#1 Montana Heat)
Family Values by G M Ford (#10 Leo Waterman)
Glass Houses by Louise Penny (#13 Chief Inspector Armand Gamache)
Grave Errors by Carol J. Perry (#5 Witch City Mystery)
Hard Justice by April Hunt (#3 Alpha Security)
Harvest by Melle Amade (#3 Shifter Chronicles)
Here Comes the Bride by Hope Ramsay (#3 Chapel of Love)
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis (#15 I Survived)
Last First Kiss by Sidney Halston (#2 Iron Clad Security)
Macrame Murder by Mollie Cox Bryan (#3 A Cora Crafts Mystery)
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (#1 Untitled)
Maybe I Do by Nicole McLaughlin (#1 Whiskey and Weddings)
Murder Wears Mittens by Sally Goldenbaum (#1 Seaside Knitters Society)
My Angel by Alanea Alder (#9 Bewitched And Bewildered)
My Fair Lover by Nicole Jordan (#5 Legendary Lovers)
Shattered by Helen Hardt (#7 Steele Brothers Saga)
Snap Judgment by Marcia Clark (#3 Samantha Brinkman)
So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks (#2 The Embraced)
Take To The Limit by Dawn Ryder (#4 Unbroken Hero)
Texas Fierce by Janet Dailey (#4 Tylers of Texas)
The Coldest Fear by Debra Webb (#3 Shades of Death)
The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee (#2 The Thousandth Floor)
The Keep of Ages by Caragh M O'Brien (#3 Vault of Dreamers)
The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (#2 Penhallow Dynasty)
The Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose (#19 Romantic Suspense)
The Shift of the Tide by Jeffe Kennedy (The Uncharted Realms #3)
The Time in Between by Kristen Ashley (#3 Magdalene)
Thief's Mark by Carla Neggers (#7 Sharpe & Donovan)
Three is a War by Pam Godwin (#3 Tangled Lies)
Turned Up by Erin Nicholas (#3 Taking Chances)
When the Scoundrel Sins by Anna Harrington (#2 Capturing the Carlisles)
Wild Ride Cowboy by Maisey Yates (#13 Copper Ridge)
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (#1 DC Icons)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This Week's Reads

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The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
**I'll admit to grabbing this one based on the cover. The reviews seem mixed. I'm still intrigued, a quest to find the Library of All Things is enough to at least give it a try.

The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Bear and The Nightingale #1 (Goodreads)
**Russian fairy tales are always something that I want to read. Something about the setting just draws me in and keeps me entranced. Has a lot of great reviews so hopefully I like it as well as them.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 08/21/2017

A Slaying in the Orchard by Gin Jones (#16 Danger Cove)
After the Game by Abbi Glines (#3 Field Party)
An Echo Of Things To Come by James Islington (#2 Licanius Trilogy)
Austin by Jeannie Watt (#7 American Extreme Bull Riders Tour)
Bunker by Jay J. Falconer (#4 Bunker)
Darien by C. F. Iggulden (#1 Empire of Salt)
Dead on the Bayou by June Shaw (#2 Twin Sisters)
Dragon Foretold by Eve Langlais (#4 Dragon Point)
Excise by Danielle Girard (#2 Dr. Schwartzman)
Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller (#6 Bell Elkins)
Fate by Audrey Carlan (#5 The Trinity Trilogy)
Fearless by Lynne Connolly (#1 The Shaws)
Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses by Lorraine Heath (#4.5 Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James)
His Mafioso Princess by Terri Anne Browning (#2 The Vitucci Mafiosos)
I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen (#12 Rizzoli and Isles)
Love Another Day by Lexi Blake (#14 Masters and Mercenaries)
Ready To Run by Lauren Layne (#1 I Do, I Don't)
Romancing the Wallflower by Michelle Major (#8 Crimson Colorado)
Second Chance Amish Bride by Marta Perry (#1 Brides of Lost Creek)
Shattered by Allison Brennan (#4 Max Revere)
Silk, Volume 3: The Clone Conspiracy by Robbie Thompson (#3 Silk)
Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger (#16 Cork O'Connor)
Sweet Stallion by Deborah Fletcher Mello (#10 Stallion Brothers)
The Beauty Of Us by Kristen Proby (#4 Fusion)
The Dire King by William Ritter (#4 Jackaby)
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (#1 Girl Meets Duke)
The Other Girl by Erica Spindler
The Silent Shield by Jeff Wheeler (#5 The Kingfountain Series)
The Sorbonne Affair by Mark Pryor (#7 Hugo Marston)
The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson (#3 Pennyroyal Academy)
Traitor in Her Arms by Shana Galen (#1 Scarlet Chronicles)
Turo's Fated Mate by Elle Boon (#7 Iron Wolves MC)
Vanished! by James Ponti (#2 T.O.A.S.T. Mystery)
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton (#25 Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This Week's Reads

Temeraire, Celestial
by  DanielGovar (DeviantArt)

DragonSworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Hunters #28 (Goodreads)
**Still one of my favorite series even though I didn't care for the last one. I've seen some good things about this one and cannot wait to start it.

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
Kate Daniels #3 (Goodreads)
**My new UF series of the moment. I cannot stop reading them and grab one every week at the library. While I really like the characters, I have to say the world Andrews has created is so interesting to me. It has as much of an impact on the story as any of the characters.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
**I enjoy learning about mythology. Norse is one that I do not know a lot about. I know some basics (from some movies) but that's about it. Interested to hear the stories from Gaiman's voice.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 08/14/2017

A Family for the Farmer by Liz Isaacson (#4 Brush Creek Brides)
Bad Boy Done Wrong by Kylie Gilmore (#5 HappyEndings Book Club)
Call of Fire by Beth Cato (#2 Breath of Earth)
Cat Shining Bright by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (#20 Joe Grey)
Criminal Enchantment by Shanna Swendson (#0.5 Enchanted, Inc.)
Crystal Blade by Kathryn Purdie (#2 Burning Glass)
Dog Dish of Doom by E J Copperman (#1 Agent to the Paws Mystery)
Don't Call Me Sweetheart by Codi Gary (#1 Something Borrowed)
Exposed by Lisa Scottoline (#5 Rosato & DiNunzio)
Gathering the Threads by Cindy Woodsmall (#3 Amish of Summer Grove)
Great Escape by C Alexander London (#3 The Wild Ones)
Heaven and Earth by Joe Hill (#8 Locke & Key)
Home Stretch by Jenna Bennett (#15 Savannah Martin Mystery)
Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell (#1 The Barons)
Kane by Sinclair Jayne (#6 American Extreme Bull Riders Tour)
Of the Divine by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (#2 Mancer)
Rituals by Kelley Armstrong (Cainsville #5)
Rule Changer by Sienna Snow (#3 Rules of Engagement)
Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
Sleeping in the Ground by Peter Robinson (#24 Inspector Banks)
The Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper (#2 Crafty Cat)
The Dinosaur Princess by Victor Milan (#3 The Dinosaur Lords)
The Ginger Cat by Lucia Ashta (#4 Witching World)
The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes by David Handler (#9 Stewart Hoag & Lulu Mysteries)
The Hummingbird Heart by A. G. Howard (#2 Haunted Hearts Legacy)
The Rat Catchers' Olympics by Colin Cotterill (#12 Dr. Siri Paiboun)
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth #3)
Without Fear or Favor by Robert K. Tanenbaum (#29 Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This Week's Reads

Skull-Mountain Gate
by CursedhandArt (DeviantArt)

Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
Kate Daniels #2 (Goodreads)
**I finally started this series last week. Book One was a fast read and I really enjoyed it. I cannot wait to find out more about Kate, Curran, and the rest of the characters that make up this world.

His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
Temeraire #1 (Goodreads)
**I think I mentioned this one before but was not in the mood for it at the time. I've seen this series around on many fantasy lists. I've doing good with other fantasy this summer and hoping this one continues along that track.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 08/07/2017

A Mother Like Mine by Kate Hewitt (#3 Hartley-by-the-Sea)
A Promise of Ruin by Cuyler Overholt (#2 Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery)
All Signs Point To Murder by Connie di Marco (#2 Zodiac Mystery)
All These Worlds by Dennis E. Taylor (#3 Bobiverse)
Among the Dead by J R Backlund (#1 Rachel Carver Mystery)
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber (#4 New Beginnings)
Bad Deeds by Lisa Renee Jones (#3 Dirty Money)
Barely Legal by Stuart Woods, Parnell Hall (#1 Herbie Fisher)
Beachbound by Junie Coffey (#2 Pineapple Cay)
Beneath the Depths by Bruce Robert Coffin (#2 John Byron Mysteries)
Beneath the Truth by Meghan March (#7 Beneath)
Blade by Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright (#23 Bayou Heat)
City of Saviors by Rachel Howzell Hall (#4 Detective Elouise Norton)
Deep Black by Sean McFate (#2 Tom Locke)
Dirty Deeds by HelenKay Dimon (#1 Dirty)
Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (#1 Detective by Day)
Homefront Defenders by Lisa Phillips (#2 Secret Service Agents)
Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima (#3 Timber Creek K-9 Mystery)
Mission Undercover by Virginia Vaughan (#5 Rangers Under Fire)
Only With You by Kathryn Shay (#3 To Serve and Protect)
Paper Girls, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan (#3 Paper Girls)
Path Into Darkness by Lisa Alber (#3 County Clare Mystery)
Paxton by Linda Warren (#6 Texas Rebels)
Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks (#4 Gwen Marcey)
Reunited by Colleen Houck (#3 Reawakened)
Skirt Chaser by Stacey Kennedy (#2 Filthy Dirty Love)
The Alaskan Catch by Beth Carpenter (#1 Northern Lights)
The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller (#35 Sharon McCone)
The Flirtation by Tara Sue Me (#10 Submissive)
The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory (#9 Tudor)
The Meridian Ascent by Richard Phillips (#3 The Rho Agenda Assimilation)
The Paris Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal (#7 Maggie Hope)
The Savior's Game by Sean Chercover (#3 Daniel Byrne Trilogy)
The Wright Mistake by K. A. Linde (#3 Wright)
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander (#3 Belle Meade Plantation)
Troy by Amy Andrews (#5 American Extreme Bull Riders Tour)
Vanity in Dust by Cheryl Low (#1 Crown and Ash)
Wicked S.O.B. by Zara Cox (#2.5 Dark Desires)
World Tree Girl by Kerry Schafer (#2 Shadow Valley)
Xander by Patricia A. Rasey (#6 Sons of Sangue)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

This Week's Reads

Dome City
by Joe Roberts (DeviantArt)

Grave Visions by Kalayna Price
Alex Craft (Goodreads)
**Already finished this one but was glad to get back into this series. Alex is one of my favorite UF characters. Between her death magic and being one of the first plane weavers in years her plate is full but not always in a good way. I'm not crazy about the romance. I don't generally like love triangles and in this one I don't care for either guy so it's even worse.

The Photo Ark by Joel Sartore
**I've been reading a lot of non fiction this summer and could not resist grabbing this one. I love photography and animals and this is the best of both.

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier
Blackthorn & Grim #2 (Goodreads)
**Really liked book 1. Neither Blackthorn nor Grim are your typical heroes but you can't help but root for them to figure it out. Hopefully Blackthorn gets more control of her need for payback, it was the only thing that I disliked (but understood) in the first book.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 07/31/2017

A Tangled Yarn by Betty Hechtman (#5 Yarn Retreat Mystery)
An Earl by Any Other Name by Lauren Smith (#1 Sins and Scandals)
Barrel Proof by Layla Reyne (#3 Agents Irish and Whiskey)
Cat About Town by Cate Conte (#1 A Cat Cafe Mystery)
Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason (#4 Elite Guardians)
Chime and Punishment by Julianne Holmes (#3 A Clock Shop Mystery)
Covered in Darkness by Heather Sunseri (#3 In Darkness)
Devil's Cut by J. R. Ward (#3 The Bourbon Kings)
Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon (#28 Dark Hunters)
Dressed to Confess by Diane Vallere (#3 Costume Shop Mystery)
Fishin': Impossible by Davy Ocean (#8 Shark School)
Gods of Dawn by Steve White (#6 Jason Thanou)
Gone Gull by Donna Andrews (#21 Meg Langslow)
In His Hands by Adriana Anders (#3 Blank Canvas)
In the Crosshairs by Jack Coughlin (#10 Sniper)
Leave the Night On by Laura Trentham (#4 Cottonbloom Novels)
Never Dare a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase (#3 Boston Dragons)
Nothing Stays Buried by P. J. Tracy (#8 Monkeewrench)
Omega by Jus Accardo (#2 Infinity Division)
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen (#11 Royal Spyness)
Ride the Storm by Karen Chance (#8 Cassandra Palmer)
Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol (#1 Secondborn)
Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor (#2 Into the Dim)
Student Body by Susan Rogers Cooper (#13 E. J. Pugh)
Tahoe Payback by Todd Borg (#15 Owen McKenna Mystery)
The Dolls by James Patterson, Kecia Bal (#68 BookShots)
The Gates of Tagmeth by P C Hodgell (#8 Kencyrath)
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker (#1 Viking Trilogy)
The Lost Vampire by Kate Baxter (#5 True Vampire)
The Pleasure of His Company by Lindsay Evans (#2 Miami Strong)
The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling (#1 Under Northern Skies)
The Shadows of Dark Root by April Aasheim (#5 Daughters of Dark Root)
Through Glass: The Light by Rebecca Ethington (#5 Glass)
Tiny Tim by Kate Klimo (#11 Dog Diaries)
Tougher in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell (#3 Texas Rodeo)
Under Fire by Scarlett Cole (#1 Love Over Duty)
Venturess by Betsy Cornwell (Mechanica #2)
Wicked Bite by Rebecca Zanetti (#5 Realm Enforcers)
Wolf's Mate by Celia Kyle (#1 Shifter Rogues)