Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This Week's Reads

Sunset World
by Trollgirl (DeviantArt)

Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
The Chronicles of St Mary's #1 (Goodreads)
**Saw this on some list and had to give it a try. A historical research school that studies history by going to directly to the events and witnessing them. Of course something has to go wrong but still sounds fun.

Cast in Flame by Michelle Sagara
Chronicles of Elantra #10 (Goodreads)
**I was doing good catching up with this series but fell behind again.
I really like Kaylin and all her friend (and not so friendly friends). They always seem to get into the most interesting set of circumstances. Plus, dragons. I love dragons!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 01/29/2018

A Devil in Scotland by Suzanne Enoch (#3 No Ordinary Hero)
Act of Revenge by Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice (#2 Puppet Master)
Alaric by Julia Mills (#5 Vampires Thirst)
Anubis by Kris Michaels (#1 Guardian Security Shadow World)
Baby, I'm Howling for You by Christine Warren (#1 Alphaville)
Bahama Mama by Tricia Leedom (#2 Key West Escape)
Beyond Danger by Kat Martin (#2 Texas Trilogy)
Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath (#1 Sins for All Seasons)
Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day (#4 Country Store Mystery)
Breaking Point by Allison Brennan (#14 Lucy Kincaid)
Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein (#1 A Poppy McAllister Mystery)
Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall (#1 A Lobster Shack Mystery)
Dangerous Witness by Katie Reus (#3 Redemption Harbor)
Dark in Death by J. D. Robb (#46 In Death)
Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves (#1 Death by Chocolate)
Dragon Overnight by Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins (#4 Upside-Down Magic)
Escape by Jay Crownover (#3 The Getaway Series)
Final Siege by Scarlett Cole (#2 Love Over Duty)
Freeing His Mate by Nancy Corrigan (#1 Shifter World: Shifter Affairs)
Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer (#2 Wires and Nerve)
Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz (#3 Evan Smoak)
Hermes by George O'Connor (#10 Olympians)
His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp (#5 Mad Morelands)
Hold On Tight by J. Kenner (#2 Man of the Month)
Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey (#2 The Academy)
Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner (#2 Unsub)
Keeper of Spirits by Jennifer Malone Wright (#4 Graveyard Guardians)
Lethal Tide by Beth Prentice (#10 Aloha Lagoon Mysteries)
Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson (#2 Gilded Age Mystery)
Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L Armentrout (#1 de Vincent)
More to Love by Alison Bliss (#3 The Perfect Fit)
Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore (#3 A Wedding Planner Mystery)
New Years SEAL Dream by Sharon Hamilton (#1 Bone Frog Brotherhood)
Perish by Lisa Black (#3 Gardiner and Renner)
Reign the Earth by A. C. Gaughen (#1 The Elementae)
Saved by Her Wolves by Cynthia Knoble (#3 The Willow Creek Pack)
Still Me by Jojo Moyes (#3 Me Before You)
Stormspeaker by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (#7 Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts)
Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands (#5 Highlander)
Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton (#1 A Deputy Donut Mystery)
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (#1 The Hazel Wood)
The Luckiest Cowboy of All by Carolyn Brown (#3 Happy, Texas)
The Midnight Front by David Mack (#1 Dark Arts)
The Most Eligible Highlander in Scotland by Michele Sinclair (#7 McTiernay Brothers)
The Phantom of Oz by Cindy Brown (#5 Ivy Meadows)
The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke (#2 Dear Lady Truelove)
Unearthing Truth by Danielle Stewart (#7 Piper Anderson)
Unraveled by Lauren Dane (#1 Whiskey Sharp)
Zero Hour by Megan Erickson (#1 Wired and Dangerous)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

This Week's Reads

by Oniijuice (DeviantArt)

God Save The Queen by Kate Locke
The Immortal Empire #1 (Goodreads)
**I've seen this one around and may have grabbed it before at some point but never got around to reading it. There was a post on a FB group and everyone was raving about it so decided to give it another try.

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
My Favorite Thing is Monsters #1 (Goodreads)
**This was on the new shelf at the library and it mostly caught my attention because graphic novels are not usually this long. The horror and murder mystery aspect made me bring it home.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 01/22/2018

About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis (#5 Heartbreaker Bay)
Blaze Erupting by Rebecca Zanetti (#4.5 Scorpius Syndrome)
Broken by D.K. Holmberg (#2 The Book of Maladies)
Broken Seal by Geri Foster (#10 Sleeper Seals)
Cast in Deception by Michelle Sagara (#13 The Chronicles of Elantra)
Derailed by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge (#0.5 Circuit Fae)
Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds (#2 Prefect Dreyfus Emergency)
Fallen Angel by Terri Anne Browning (#6 Angel's Halo MC)
Here Comes the Sun by Marie Force (#3 Butler, Vermont)
How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper (#1 Mystic Bayou)
Judgment Road by Christine Feehan (Torpedo Ink #1)
Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (#1 Asiana)
Morna's Ghost by Bethany Claire (#6 Magical Matchmaker's Legacy)
Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory (#1 All-Day Breakfast CafĂ©)
Sinless by Lynne Connolly (#2 The Shaws)
Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery (#4 Mischief Bay)
Spirits and Spells by Michelle M Pillow (#5 Warlocks MacGregor)
Texas-Sized Trouble by Delores Fossen (#4 Wrangler's Creek)
The King of Bones and Ashes by J. D. Horn (#1 Witches of New Orleans)
The Night Trade by Barry Eisler (#2 Livia Lone)
The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble (#1 Lavender Tides)
Tragic Beauty by Iris Ann Hunter (#1 Beauty & The Darkness)
Walking the Bones by Randall Silvis (#2 Ryan DeMarco Mystery)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This Week's Reads

*I'm so ready for winter to be over with. We've had way too cold temps which is causing the roads to stay snow covered.

Year One by Nora Roberts
Chronicles of The One (Goodreads)
**I've been waiting for this one to show at the library and it was finally there this week. I tend to like Roberts' fantasies even better than her contemp. romances.

Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Kingmaker Chronicles #3 (Goodreads)
**This is the final book in this series so I was thrilled when I saw it on my Hoopla app on my kindle.
That's said, just looking at the star reviews, they seem to be all over the place and many not favorable. I hate when the final book doesn't live up the rest of the series.

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
DC Icons #2 (Goodreads)
** I really liked the Wonder Woman book by Bardugo and I'm really looking forward to Maas' Catwoman that comes out later this year so I decided to give this one a shot until then.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 01-15-2018

A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot (#3 Mercy Kilpatrick)
A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (#3 Veronica Speedwell Mystery)
Almost Paradise by Christie Ridgway (#4 Almost)
An Engagement for Two by Marie Ferrarella (#21 Matchmaking Mamas)
Blood of Shadows by Lola St Vil (#3 The Toren Series)
Bought With The Italian's Ring by Tara Pammi (#1 Conveniently Wed!)
Dangerous Mating by Milly Taiden (#3 A.L.F.A. Novel)
Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge (#1 Spellwork Syndicate)
Down by Contact by Santino Hassell (#2 The Barons)
Grilled Cheese and Dragons by Nancy Krulik (#1 Princess Pulverizer)
I'm No Angel by Mark Cain (#5 Circles in Hell)
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (#4 Red Rising)
Light It Up by Nick Petrie (#3 Peter Ash)
Lord Augustus by Mary Kingswood (#3 Sons of the Marquess)
Missing in Blue Mesa by Cindi Myers (#5 Ranger Brigade: Family Secrets)
Out of the Darkness by Heather Graham (#3 Finnegan Connection)
Poison's Cage by Breeana Shields (#2 Poison's Kiss)
Ranger Defender by Angi Morgan (#2 Texas Brothers of Company B)
Rescuing Casey by Susan Stoker (#7 Delta Force Heroes)
Seduction on the Slopes by Tamsen Parker (#2 Snow & Ice Games)
Shock Heir For The Crown Prince by Kelly Hunter (#1 Claimed by a King)
The Bitterroot Inn by Devney Perry (#5 Jamison Valley)
The Jaguar Bodyguard by Bianca D'Arc (#2 Tales of the Were: Jaguar Island)
The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor (#3 Binti)
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (#1 Truly Devious)
Warrior of the Void by M R Mathias (#4 Fantastica)
Worse, Worser, Wurst by Nancy Krulik (#2 Princess Pulverizer)
You Won't Know I'm Gone by Kristen Orlando (#2 The Black Angel Chronicles)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This Week's Reads

Together We Will Live Forever
by Alice X. Zhang (DeviantArt)

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
**Not sure about this one. Roberts is one of my favorite authors but I'm always leary about things that sound like they may be western. It sounds like a good story so I'll at least give it a try.

The Adventurers Guild by  Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos
The Adventurers Guild #1 (Goodreads)
**I have not really been able to settle into any sort of reading rhythm so far this year so looking for different things.  This sounded like a good premise for a fun middle grade read.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 01/08/2018

A Mortal Likeness by Laura Joh Rowland (#2 Victorian Mystery)
A Reckoning in the Back Country by Terry Shames (#6 Samuel Craddock Mysteries)
All In by Lori Ryan (#9 Sleeper Seals)
Beautiful Killer by Sherilee Gray (#3 Lawless Kings)
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (#3 Every Heart a Doorway)
Blood Fury by J. R. Ward (#3 Black Dagger Legacy)
Dark State by Charles Stross (#2 Empire Games)
Eye of the Falcon by Dale Mayer (#12 Psychic Visions)
Go Wild by Mac Barnett (#3 Terrible Two (with Jory John))
Imprinted by Jim C Hines (#5 Magic ex Libris)
Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken (#2 Players Game)
Into the Spiders' Lair by Mark Cheverton (#3 Rise of the Warlords)
Last Stop in Brooklyn by Lawrence H. Levy (#3 Mary Handley Mystery)
Magic, Madness, and Mischief by Kelly McCullough (#1 Magic, Madness, and Mischief)
Man Candy by Jessica Lemmon (#3 Real Love)
Many a Twist by Sheila Connolly (#6 County Cork Mysteries)
Operator Down by Brad Taylor (#12 Pike Logan)
Points of Impact by Marko Kloos (#6 Frontlines)
Saving Grace by Simon Wood (#2 Fleetwood and Sheils)
Sheltered by Jen Colly (#4 The Cities Below)
Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodkind (#2 Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles)
Storm Crossed by Dani Harper (#4 Grim)
The Demon City by Evan Currie (#2 Atlantis Wars)
The Hostess with the Ghostess by E J Copperman (#9 Haunted Guest House Mystery)
The Infernal Battalion by Django Wexler (#5 Shadow Campaigns)
The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman (#4 The Invisible Library)
The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone (#3 Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss)
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (#1 Perveen Mistry)
The Wright Secret by K. A. Linde (#4 Wright)
Through a Dark Glass by Barb Hendee (#1 Dark Glass)
Time of Dread by John Gwynne (#1 Blood & Bone)
Unearthed by Meagan Spooner, Amie Kaufman (#1 Unearthed)
Where the Heart Is by Amy Clipston (#2 Amish Sweethearts)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 01/01/2018

A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White (#2 Shadows Over England)
A Wedding At Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer (#2 Two Love Lane)
Abroad: Book Two by Liz Jacobs (#2 Abroad)
All The World's An Undead Stage by Angel Martinez (#6 Offbeat Crimes)
An Aegean April by Jeffrey Siger (#9 Andreas Kaldis)
Another One Bites the Crust by Ellie Alexander (#7 Bakeshop Mystery)
Avalanche! by Terry Lynn Johnson (#2 Survivor Diaries)
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (#2 DC Icons)
Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking (#1 Valkyrie)
Blood Dolls by Angela Roquet (#4 Blood Vice)
Bringing Rosie Home by Loree Lough (#2 By Way of the Lighthouse)
Cobra Traitor by Timothy Zahn (#3 Cobra Rebellion Trilogy)
Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley (#2 Kat Holloway)
Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford (#3 An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery)
Dominic by Mark Pryor (#2 Hollow Man)
Dragon Blood by Eileen Wilks (#14 World of the Lupi)
Emergence by C J Cherryh (#10 Foreigner 4)
End Game by Lisa Renee Jones (#4 Dirty Money)
Everless by Sara Holland (#1 Everless)
Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay (#3 Bluff Point)
Fallen Gods by James A Moore (#2 Tides of War)
False Witness by Andrew Grant (#3 Detective Cooper Devereaux Thrillers)
Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles #3)
Mission: Memory Recall by Virginia Vaughan (#6 Rangers Under Fire)
Neogenesis by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller (#21 Liaden Universe)
Nikan Rebuilt by Scarlett Cole (#3 Preload)
Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason (#1 Blue Justice)
Out of the Ashes by Tracie Peterson (#2 Heart of Alaska)
Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz (#2 Cutler, Sutter, & Salinas)
Robicheaux by James Lee Burke (#21 Dave Robicheaux)
Rocco by Sarah Castille (#3 Ruin and Redemption)
Scones and Scoundrels by Molly MacRae (#2 Highland Bookshop Mystery)
Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly (#1 Shadow Weaver)
Silent Threat by Dana Marton (#1 Mission Recovery)
Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz
Something to Howl About by Christine Warren (#0.5 Alphaville)
Spring Forward by Catherine Anderson (#4 Mystic Creek)
Supergifted by Gordon Korman (#2 Ungifted)
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (#1 Folk of the Air)
The God Gene by F Paul Wilson (#2 ICE Sequence)
The Haunting on Heliotrope Lane by Carolyn Keene (#16 Nancy Drew Diaries)
The Night Women by Sara Blaedel (#7 Louise Rick and Camilla Lind)
The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren (#1 Ones Who Got Away)
The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan (#1 The Map of Unknown Things)
The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett (#3 The Wayward Wallflowers)
The Running Girl by Sara Blaedel (#5Louise Rick)
The True Queen by Sarah Fine (#3 Impostor Queen)
Unbound by Stuart Woods (#44 Stone Barrington)
Warrior of Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino (#2 Rebel Genius)
Whiskey Secrets by Carrie Ann Ryan (#1 Whiskey and Lies)
Wrangling Cupid's Cowboy by Amanda Renee (#2 Saddle Ridge, Montana)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

"For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice." - T.S. Eliot

The Doctors
by Paul Hanley (DeviantArt)

"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'" - Alfred Lord Tennyson