Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 10/30/2017

Bachelor Seal by Sharon Hamilton (#5 Sleeper Seals)
Back in the Game by Erin Kern (#2 Playing for Keeps)
Bad For Her by Christi Barth (#1 Bad Boys Gone Good)
Blackberry Burial by Sharon Farrow (#2 A Berry Basket Mystery)
Blocked by L.P. Dover (#2 Breakaway)
Can't Let Go by Gena Showalter (#5 Original Heartbreakers)
Cold Spectrum by Craig Schaefer (#4 Harmony Black)
Cowboy, It's Cold Outside by Lori Wilde (#8 Twilight Texas)
Crazy Like a Fox by Rita Mae Brown (#10 Jane Arnold)
Curse of the Harvester by Greg Grunberg (#2 Dream Jumper)
Death, Taxes, and a Shotgun Wedding by Diane Kelly (#12 Tara Holloway)
Even If Kills Her by Kate White (#7 Bailey Weggins)
Hard Breaker by Christine Warren (#6 Gargoyles)
Hardheaded by Kim Law (#1 Deep in the Heart)
Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire
Inked Memories by Carrie Ann Ryan (#8 Montgomery Ink)
Jackson Street by Earl Emerson (#15 Thomas Black)
Knit to Kill by Anne Canadeo (#9 Black Sheep Knitting Mystery)
Murder in an English Village by Jessica Ellicott (#1 Beryl and Edwina Mystery)
Nikan Rebuilt by Scarlett Cole (#3 Preload)
Otherworld by Kirsten Miller, Jason Segel (#1 Otherworld)
Ready for Wild by Liora Blake (#3 Grand Valley)
Ride Wild by Laura Kaye (#3 Raven Riders)
Right Where We Belong by Brenda Novak (#4 Silver Springs)
Shattered Memories by V. C. Andrews (#3 Mirrored Sisters)
Siege Line by Myke Cole (#6 Shadow Ops)
Slay Bells Ring by Karen Rose Smith (#7 Caprice De Luca Mystery)
Sound of Fear by Marta Perry (#2 Echo Falls)
Sugarplum Way by Debbie Mason (#4 Harmony Harbor)
The Booke of the Hidden by Jeri Westerson (#1 Booke of the Hidden)
The Confession by Rhyannon Byrd (#3 London Affair: An International Love Story Series)
The Empress by S. J. Kincaid (#2 The Diabolic)
The Highlander's Princess Bride by Vanessa Kelly (#3 The Improper Princesses)
The Inn at Blue Hollow Falls by Donna Kauffman (#1.5 Blue Hollow Falls)
The Mongrel Mage by L E Modesitt Jr (#19 Recluce)
The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss (#1 Pie Town Mystery)
The Right Kind of Rogue by Valerie Bowman (#8 Playful Brides)
The Scot's Bride by Paula Quinn (#6 The McGregors: Highland Heirs)
The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams (#1 Secret, Book & Scone Society)
The Texan Duke by Karen Ranney (#3 Duke Trilogy)
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones (#12 Charley Davidson)
Thread the Halls by Lea Wait (#6 A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery)
Tortall: A Spy's Guide by Tamora Pierce (Tortall)
Totally His by Erin Nicholas (#3 Opposites Attract)
Touch of Red by Laura Griffin (#12 Tracers)
Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost  (Twin Peaks #2)
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (#22 Harry Bosch)
White Sand Blues by Vicki Delany (#1 Ashley Grant Mystery)
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James (#1 The Wildes of Lindow Castle)
Wolves & Roses by Christina Bauer (#1 Fairy Tales of the Magicorum)
Wrangler's Challenge by Lindsay McKenna (#4 Wind River Valley)
Wyoming Winter by Diana Palmer (#7 Wyoming Men)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

This Week's Reads

The Haunted House
by anacathie (DeviantArt)

Midnight at The Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
** I love mysteries set in a bookstore. One of the "bookFrogs" commits suicide and his favorite bookseller must unravel the whys and how it may be connected to her.

A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne
Seven Kennings #1 (Goodreads)
**I keep meaning to read Hearne's Iron Druid series but still haven't started (I even own book 1). A story of warring giants and elemental magic told by a bard. Many elements that I love in a good fantasy.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New Releases~ week of 10/23/2017

Blade of Empire by Mercedes Lackey (#2 Dragon Prophecy Trilogy)
Celebrating Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz
Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates (#10 Copper Ridge)
Deeds of Darkness by Mel Starr (#10 Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon Chronicles)
Dying to Live by Michael Stanley (#7 Detective Kubu)
Gin and Panic by Maia Chance (#3 Discreet Retrieval Agency Mystery)
Hallow Be the Haunt by Heather Graham (#21.5 Krewe of Hunters)
Her Last Day by T. R. Ragan (#1 Jessie Cole)
His UnBearable Touch by Reina Torres (#29 Howls Romance)
How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews (#22 Meg Langslow)
I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 3: Good Girl by Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland #3)
Keep Me Close by Cynthia Eden (#2 Lazarus Rising)
Leopard's Blood by Christine Feehan (#10 Leopard)
Mind Game by Iris Johansen (#23 Eve Duncan Forensics)
Mother of Chaos by John Patrick Kennedy (#3 Princess Dracula)
Murder Over Mochas by Caroline Fardig (#5 Java Jive Mystery)
Nobody Rides For Free by Neil S Plakcy (#2 Angus Green)
Quick and Dirty by Stuart Woods (#43 Stone Barrington)
Rise of the Storm by Carrie Summers (#2 The Broken Lands)
Soulbound by Bec McMaster (#3 The Dark Arts)
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Switchback by Melissa F Olson (#2 Nightshades)
The Chase by Rhyannon Byrd (#2 London Affair: An International Love Story Series)
The Delphi Resistance by Rysa Walker (#2 Delphi Trilogy)
The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano (#1 The Glass Spare Duology)
The Offer by Sara Portman (#2 Brides of Beadwell)
The Shadow File by A. C. Fuller (#4 The Alex Vane Media Thriller Series)
The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso (#1 Swords & Fire)
The Vengeful Thief by Mallory Crowe (#5 Stolen Hearts)
Throne of Secrets by Graceley Knox (#3 Wicked Kingdoms)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This Week's Reads

Shetland Unicorns
by engelszorn (DeviantArt)

Urban Enemies edited by Joseph Nassise
Anthology (Goodreads)
**Short stories told from the PoV of the villains of some of the biggest UF series. Just by the list of authors on the cover I was going to grab this one but with this twist I'm even more excited to read it.

The Book of Swords edited by Gardner Dozois
**Went for the short stories this week. This one is based on epic fantasy worlds. I'm only familiar with about half of these authors but always a good way to find new authors.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 10/16/2017

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
A Scandal in Battersea by Mercedes Lackey (#13 Elemental Masters)
Bayou Born by Hailey Edwards (#1 The Foundling Series)
Birthday Cake and Bodies by Agatha Frost (#9 A Peridale Cafe Mystery)
Boneyard by Seanan McGuire (Deadlands #3)
Cold As Ice by Julie Mulhern (#6 The Country Club Murders)
Curtain Call by Denise Grover Swank (#4 Magnolia Steele Mystery)
Decadent Desire by Zuri Day (#9 The Drakes of California)
Deep Freeze by John Sandford (#10 Virgil Flowers)
Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson (#2.5 Stormlight Archive)
Forbidden Suns by D Nolan Clark (#3 Silence)
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo by Jon Scieszka (#5 Frank Einstein)
His by Christmas by Teresa Southwick (#10 Bachelors of Blackwater Lake)
In the Still of the Night by David L Golemon (#2 Supernaturals)
In Too Deep by Jordan Marie (#2 Doing Bad Things)
Last Chance by Gregg Hurwitz (#2 Rains)
Lilac Lane by Sherryl Woods (#14 Chesapeake Shores)
Mating Needs by Milly Taiden (#2 A.L.F.A. Novel)
Monster by Michael Grant (#7 Gone)
Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women by Emily Brightwell (#36 Mrs Jeffries)
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz
Once a Charmer by Sharla Lovelace (#3 Charmed in Texas)
Once Lost by Blake Pierce (#10 Riley Paige Mystery)
Return to Woodbury by Jay R Bonansinga (#8 The Governor Trilogy)
Righteous by Joe Ide (#2 IQ)
Ruthless King by Meghan March (#1 The Anti-Heroes Collection)
Saving Zola by Becca Jameson (#4 Sleeper Seals)
Scorched Shadows by Steve McHugh (#7 Hellequin Chronicles)
Speak of the Wicked by Lotta Smith (#9 Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery)
Sun Warrior by P C Cast (#2 Tales of a New World)
The Legend of Shadow High by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
The Tiger's Prey by Wilbur Smith (#7 Courtney 3)
The Weekend by Rhyannon Byrd (#1 London Affair)
Vallista by Steven Brust (#15 Vlad Taltos)
Weaver's Lament by Emma Newman (#2 Industrial Magic)
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink (#1 Welcome to Night Vale)
Wild On The Red Carpet by Olivia Jaymes (#3 The Hollywood Showmance Chronicles)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

This Week's Reads

We Have Been Fooled
by  Black-B-o-x (DeviantArt)

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Stalking Jack the Ripper #1 (Goodreads)
**I might have grabbed this one before and never got around to it. Going to give it another try. This seems sorta suitable for the season plus I enjoy historical fictions.

Odd & True by Cat Winters
** I'm not familiar with this one but was initially grabbed by the cover. A curse mixed with monster hunting that's a family affair (of sorts). Cannot wait to start this one.

New Releases ~ week of 10/09/2017

A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron (#3 A Cajun Country Mystery Series)
A Clash of Storms by Bella Forrest (#50 Shade Of Vampire)
A Long Day in Lychford by Paul Cornell (#3 Witches of Lychford)
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
An Irish Country Practice by Patrick Taylor (#14 Irish Country)
Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (#1 Berserker)
Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card (#1 Fleet School)
Come Back To Me by Kathryn Shay (#5 To Serve and Protect)
Dead Man Talking by Jana DeLeon (#1 The Happily Everlasting)
Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander (#12 Emily Ashton)
Death Overdue by Allison Brook (#1 A Haunted Library Mystery)
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (#1 Rise of the Empress)
Game On by Victoria Denault (#6 Hometown Players)
Hexed on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase (#8 Jade Calhoun)
Homicide for the Holidays by Cheryl Honigford (#2 Viv and Charlie Mystery)
Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson (#3 The Gold Seer Trilogy)
Jax by Cristin Harber (#10 Titan)
Midnight Unleashed by Lara Adrian (#15.5 Midnight Breed)
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein (#3 Mr. Lemoncello)
Murder on the Toy Town Express by Barbara Early (#2 Vintage Toyshop Mystery)
Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh (#7 Love and Football)
Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz (#11 Alex Rider)
Nine Lessons by Nicola Upson (#7 Josephine Tey)
Playing with Danger by Joya Ryan (#2 Desire Bay)
Quarry's Climax by Max Allan Collins (#14 Quarry)
Rescuing Bryn by Susan Stoker (#6 Delta Force Heroes)
Running Out of Time by Suzanne Trauth (#3 A Dodie O'Dell Mystery)
Skeleton Paints a Picture by Leigh Perry (#4 Family Skeleton Mystery)
Spy School Secret Service by Stuart Gibbs (#5 Spy School)
The Doors at Dusk and Dawn by Bradley P Beaulieu (#0.1 Song of the Shattered Sands)
The Downward Spiral by Ridley Pearson (#3 Lock and Key)
The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling (#2 Alvise Marangon)
The Knowing by Sharon Cameron (#2 The Forgetting)
The Mother of Zuul by Michael James Ploof (#4 Epic Fallacy)
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman (#.5 Practical Magic)
The Sea Peoples by S. M. Stirling (#14 The Emberverse)
The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare, Holly Black (#4 Magisterium)
The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear (#1 Lotus Kingdoms)
To Guard Against the Dark by Julie E Czerneda (#3 Reunification)
Tool of War by Paolo Bacigalupi (#3 Ship Breaker)
Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost (#1 A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

This Week's Reads

Wonder Woman
by  VarshaVijayan (DeviantArt)

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
DC Icons #1 (Goodreads)
**I've enjoyed all the Wonder Woman stuff I've been reading lately. Saw this at the library and had to grab it. All the reviews I've seen on this one are positive, which doesn't always work out for me, but hoping I like this one as much as everyone else has.

Poe: Stories and Poems 
Graphic Novel adapted by Gareth Hinds (Goodreads)
**This is me getting ready for Halloween. Easing myself into it. This is really the only time of year that I do seasonal reads. Graphics to go along with the writings of Poe seemed a good start.

The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington
The Licanius Trilogy #1 (Goodreads)
While looking for a new fantasy book came across this series. Not really familiar with it or the author but it seems like one that I would like. It's been compared to some big names in this genre which always worries me but there seem to be a lot of good ratings on Goodreads for this one.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New Releases ~ week of 10/02/2017

27 Hours by Tristina Wright (#1 The Nightside Saga)
A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould (#1 Sisters of Lancaster County)
A Room With a Brew by Joyce Tremel (#3 Brewing Trouble Mystery)
A Scandal in Battersea by Mercedes Lackey (Elemental Masters #12)
A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch by Sibel Hodge (#17 Danger Cove)
Ally by Anna Banks (#2 Nemesis)
An Unsuitable Heir by KJ Charles (#3 Sins of the Cities)
Ash by Anna Hackett (#14 Hell Squad)
Because I Was A Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages edited by Melissa de la Cruz
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray (#3 Diviners)
Black Moon Rising by D. J. MacHale (#2 Library)
Blackwing by Ed McDonald (#1 Ravens' Mark)
Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey (#3 Chesapeake Valor)
Church Ladies Quilts by Ann Hazelwood (#5 East Perry County Series)
Cover Up by L. A. Witt (#3 Skin Deep Inc.)
Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon (#1 Code of Honor)
Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless (#2 Sydney Rose Parnell)
Death on Tap by Ellie Alexander (#1 A Sloan Krause Mystery)
Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear (#22 Heart of the Wolf)
Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson (#2.5 Stormlight Archive)
Familiar Motives by Delia James (#3 A Witch's Cat Mystery)
Fixing to Die by Miranda James (#4 Southern Sisters Mystery)
Fracture by Kaitlyn Davis (#3 Midnight Ice)
Friends and Traitors by John Lawton (#8 Frederick Troy)
Ghost on the Case by Carolyn Hart (#8 Bailey Ruth)
Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford (#2 Greenglass House)
Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather (#2 How to Hang a Witch)
Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase (#6 Shaughnessy Brothers)
Hot Pursuit by Julie Ann Walker (#11 Black Knights Inc.)
Ironfoot by Dave Duncan (#1 Enchanter General)
Jackalopes and Woofen-Poofs by Angel Martinez (#5 Offbeat Crimes)
Lady Charlotte’s First Love by Anna Bradley (#2 The Sutherland Sisters)
Michael's Mercy by Dale Mayer (#10 Heroes for Hire #3 in Sleeper Seals)
My Viking Wolf by Gwen Knight (#24 Howls Romance)
Navy Seal Protector by Bonnie Vanak (#3 SOS Agency)
Nimbus by Jacey Bedford (#3 Psi-Tech)
Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmiillan (#2 Jim Clemo)
Old Scores by Will Thomas (#9 Barker and Llewelyn)
Origin by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon #5)
Ringer by Lauren Oliver (#2 Replica)
Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang (#4 Secret Coders)
Romancing the Undead by Juliet Lyons (#2 Undead Dating Service)
Safe & Sound by Sloane Kennedy, Lucy Lennox (#2 Twist of Fate)
Seeking Vector by Cynthia Sax (#10 Cyborg Sizzle)
Seize Today by Pintip Dunn (#3 Forget Tomorrow)
Temples of Dust by Daniel Arenson (#4 Kingdoms of Sand)
The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan (#1 The Khorasan Archives)
The City in Darkness by Michael Russell (#3 Stefan Gillespie)
The Core by Peter V Brett (#5 Demon Cycle)
The Ninja's Illusion by Gigi Pandian (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery #5)
The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne (#5 Victorian Rebel)
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (#3 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard)
The Templar Brotherhood by James Becker (The Lost Treasure of the Templars #3)
The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera (#1 Their Bright Ascendency)
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (#2 The War That Saved My Life)
The Way to a Soldier's Heart by Gina Wilkins (#2 Soldiers and Single Moms)
The Witch's Tree by M. C. Beaton (#28 Agatha Raisin)
Too Far Down by Mary Connealy (#3 The Cimarron Legacy)
Two Catch a Thief by Tom Watson (#4 Stick Cat)
Strange Lies by Maggie Thrash (#2 Strange Truth)
What the Hell Did I Just Read? by David Wong (#3 John Dies at the End)
Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand (#4 Winter)