Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This Week's Reads

by Cryptid-Creations (DeviantArt)
**Still waiting on Spring around here so went with cute and Spring-like.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
**A town haunted/cursed by three sisters that they killed for witchcraft centuries earlier. I couldn't pass this one up. I love a good witch story and this sounds promising.

Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder
Soulfinders #3, Study #6 (Goodreads)
**I'm actually doing a reread on this series. The first three, especially Poison Study, are some of my favorite books ever.

A Time of Dread by John Gwynne
Of Blood and Bone #1 (Goodreads)
**I'm not really sure about this one. It was sitting there looking all fantasy like, plus, it has angels vs demons with others mixed in. It seems to have good ratings so definitely giving it a try. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 03/26/2018

A Riesling to Die by J. C. Eaton (#1 Wine Trail Mystery)
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (#1 Pandava Quartet)
Be a Good Girl by Tess Diamond (#3 O'Conner and Kinkaid)
Black and White Ball by Loren D Estleman (#27 Amos Walker)
Born of Darkness by Lara Adrian (#1 Hunter Legacy)
Changing the Rules by Erin Kern (#3 Playing for Keeps)
Counting on a Countess by Eva Leigh (#2 London Underground)
Deadly Recall by T. R. Ragan (#2 Jessie Cole)
Deadly Secret by Tara Thomas (#2 Sons of Broad)
Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien (#1 A Noodle Shop Mystery)
Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks (#3 The Embraced)
Falling Star by Terri Osburn (#2 Shooting Stars)
Flash Points by David Hagberg (#22 Kirk McGarvey Adventures)
From Your Heart by Shannyn Schroeder (#4 For Your Love)
Her Perfect Affair by Priscilla Oliveras (#2 Matched to Perfection)
His Wicked Charm by Candace Camp (#6 Mad Morelands)
Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston (#1 The Honey Badgers)
How the Cowboy Was Won by Lori Wilde (#6 Cupid, Texas)
Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai (#3 Forbidden Hearts)
Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman (#1 Elementals)
In Your Eyes by J. Kenner (#6 Man of the Month)
Lone Rider by Lindsay McKenna (#5 Wind River Valley)
Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves (#2 Blood Rose Rebellion)
Misadventures with My Roommate by Elizabeth Hayley (#11 Misadventures)
Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose (#2 Murder on Black Swan Lane)
Murder With a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter (#1 Lickety Splits Mystery)
Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart (#1 A Knit & Nibble Mystery)
Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley (#1 Rose City Mystery)
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter
One House Over by Mary Monroe (#1 Neighbors)
Pitchfork Pass by William W Johnstone, J A Johnstone (#6 Flintlock)
Plain Confession by Emma Miller (#5 Rachel Mast Series)
Savage Prince by Meghan March (#1 Savage Trilogy)
Sharpshooter by Dusty Richards (#12 Byrnes Family Ranch)
Stay with Me by Jules Bennett (#1 Return to Haven)
The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins (#2 Cat Groomer)
The Determined Duchess by Erica Monroe (#2 Gothic Brides)
The Invasion by Peadar O Guilin (#2 The Call)
The Nightingale Murder by Leena Lehtolainen (#9 Maria Kallio)
The Pursuit by Diana Palmer (#5 Morcai Battalion)
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
The Sacrifice by Elicia Hyder (#5 The Soul Summoner)
The Secret of Flirting by Sabrina Jeffries (#5 Sinful Suitors)
The Stalking Death by William W Johnstone, J A Johnstone (#8 Eagles Legacy)
The Undercover Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden (#3 Tate Brothers)
The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder (#1 Food Blogger Mysteries)
Til Death Do Us Party by Vickie Fee (#4 A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery)
Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands (#27 Argeneau Vampires)
What a Difference a Duke Makes by Lenora Bell (#1 School for Dukes)
Worth Killing For by Jane Haseldine (#3 Julia Gooden Mystery)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This Week's Reads

Call of The Hunt
by LMessecar (DeviantArt)
**Cover art from the Alpha & Omega series

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales & Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo, Illustrator Sara Kipin
**This is a set of short stories that take place in Bardugo's GrishaVerse. I've read a couple so far, and love both the stories and the illustrations. Shadow and Bone is the only book I've read from this series but do not feel like I'm lost or missing something while reading these shorts.

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
Alpha & Omega #5 (Goodreads)
**People scoff but I have been known to say that I love this series even more than the Mercy series. I love Charles and Anna as well as Bran. There's also something about the Montana setting that I love reading about (even if I wouldn't want to live there).

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 03/19/2018

A Trace of Hope by Blake Pierce (#5 Keri Locke)
Covert Game by Christine Feehan (#14 Ghostwalkers)
Crave to Capture by Zoey Ellis (#2 Myth of Omega)
Double Dog Dare by Gretchen Archer (#7 Davis Way Mysteries)
Dragon Bites by Allyson James (#6 Stormwalker)
Dropping the Hammer by Joanna Wayne (#4 Kavanaugh)
Duel to the Death by J A Jance (#13 Alison Reynolds)
Exiled by Izzy Shows (#4 Space Mage)
Fast Burn by Lori Foster (#4 Body Armor)
Guardian of Darkness by Katie Reus (#7 Darkness)
Her Man on Three Rivers Ranch by Stella Bagwell (#43 Men of the West)
High White Sun by J. Todd Scott (#2 Sheriff Chris Cherry)
On Hart's Boardwalk by Samantha Young (#6.7 On Dublin Street)
Pestilence by Laura Thalassa (The Four Horsemen #1)
Protected by Elisabeth Naughton (#3 Deadly Secrets)
Sindicate by J T Nicholas (#2 The New Lyons Sequence)
Still Loving You by Sheryl Lister (#5 Grays of Los Angeles)
Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear (#2 Karen Memery)
Tempting Little Tease by Kendall Ryan (#4 Forbidden Desires)
The Bachelor's Perfect Match by Kathryn Springer (#3 Castle Falls)
The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry (#13 Cotton Malone)
The Fighter by Reina Torres (#3 Sylvan City Alphas)
The Folded Land by Tim Lebbon (#2 Relics)
The Four Horsemen: Descent by LJ Swallow (#6 The Four Horsemen)
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco (#2 The Bone Witch)
The Library the Witch and the Warder by Mindy Klasky (#1 Washington Warders)
The Prophecy by Jennifer L Armentrout (#4 Titan (Covenant Spin-off))
The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon (#27 Guido Brunetti)
The Valiant by Jillian Dodd (#4 Spy Girl)
Their Destiny by Rebel Rose (#3 Lock and Key)
Torn by Rowenna Miller (#1 The Unraveled Kingdome)
Unlocking Secrets by Kennedy Layne (#2 Keys to Love)
Veiled Enchantments by Deborah Blake (#3 Veiled Magic)
Where We Ended by Nora Flite (#2 Where We Began Duet)
Without Warning by Desiree Holt (#2 Vigilance)
Worlds Apart by James Riley (#5 Story Thieves)
Wrath of the Righteous by Lola St Vil (#4 The Toren Series)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This Week's Reads

Elantra: High Lord, Consort, Evarrim and Ynpharion
by  MathiaArkoniel (DeviantArt)
**I didn't end up picking up any books from the library this week so sharing some kindle books I've picked up recently.
***This fanart is from one of my favorite series by Michelle Sagara.

Newsletter Exclusives: Volume 1 by Nalini Singh
**This is a compilation of all the short stories that were previously released to Singh's newsletter subscribers. The couple that I've already read tend to be very short, maybe a couple of pages total.

Beyond The Veil by Pippa DaCosta
The Veil #1 (Goodreads)
**I received an offer for a different book by this author but kept seeing mentions of this series when looking at the reviews. Not sure if this is more UF or PNR but it sounds like it has a great lead female so looking forward to reading it.

The Hunter and The Witch by Rachel Chanticleer
Crescent City Arcana #.05 (Goodreads)
**This is a prequel to the Crescent City Arcana series. Anything with witches is going to grab my attention. Add in a Roman warrior enslaved to kill any rival witches (until that one time he doesn't) and it sound like a recipe for a good story. I am also not familiar with this author and thought it would be a good way to check out her writing.
***This is a free read from the kindle store.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 03/12/2018

A Dangerous Game by Heather Graham (#3 New York Confidential)
A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson (#2 Agatha Christie)
Bad Girl by T. E. Woods (#2 Hush Money)
Bones Don't Lie by Melinda Leigh (#3 Morgan Dane)
Caribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White (#25 Doc Ford)
Dearest Ivie by J. R. Ward (#15.5 Black Dagger Brotherhood)
Death Al Fresco by Leslie Karst (#3 Sally Solari Mystery)
Death of an Unsung Hero by Tessa Arlen (#4 Lady Montfort)
Dirty Games by HelenKay Dimon (#2 Dirty)
Fade to Black by David Rosenfelt (#2 Doug Brock)
For This Moment by Holly Bush (#2 The Gentrys of Paradise)
Get It On by J. Kenner (#5 Man of the Month)
His Deal by Rebel Rose (#2 Lock and Key)
HOT Angel by Lynn Raye Harris (#12 Hostile Operations Team)
Justice for Milena by Susan Stoker (#10 Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes)
Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown (#5 Consignment Shop Mysteries)
Looking Glass by Andrew Mayne (#2 Naturalist)
Lord Montague by Mary Kingswood (#4 Sons of the Marquess)
Not-So-Lucky Lefty by Megan McDonald (#10 Judy Moody and Friends)
Obsidio by Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman (#3 Illuminae Files)
Playing With Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St James (#2 Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery)
Ride Dirty by Laura Kaye (#3.5 Raven Riders)
Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman (#1 Bess Ellyott Mystery)
Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes (#4 Kenni Lowry Mystery)
The Beachcomber by Ines Thorn (#2 The Island of Sylt Trilogy)
The Midnight District by Angela Roquet (#3 Spero Heights)
The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne (#1 Naturalist)
The Purloined Puzzle by Parnell Hall (#19 Puzzle Lady)
The Radical Element by Jessica Spotswood (A Tyranny of Petticoats #2)
The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler, Graham Brown (#15 The NUMA® Files)
Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
Twisted and Tied by Mary Calmes (#4 Marshals)
Verak by Adam Blade (#21 Beast Quest Special)
Vindictive by Willow Winters (#5 Sins and Secrets Series of Duets)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

This Week's Reads

Magic Stone
by VityaR83 (DeviantArt)

This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
Rockton #3 (Goodreads)
**I have really enjoyed the first two books in this series and seen good things about this one. With my sporadic reading of late I'm hoping this will get me back into a normal for me reading flow.

The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Olympus Bound #1 (Goodreads)
**I actually grabbed Olympus Bound but realized it is book 3 and I still hadn't gotten around to reading this one. I've always been a fan of mythology and I like the idea of it mixed with UF.

Silence by Michelle Sagara
The Queen of The Dead #1 (Goodreads)
**I already finished this one and liked it a lot more than I was expecting. Emma finds out she is a necromancer from the people sent to kill her before she came into her powers. I did wish there was more info about the hunters group and even more about the necromancers themselves. We are basically told that they are all evil but other than one other necromancer later in the story we only know Emma so hard to go from that.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 03/05/2018

A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber (#6 Lady Darby)
A Rogue of Her Own by Grace Burrowes (#4 Windham Brides)
As You Wish by Jude Deveraux (#2 Summer Hill)
Bad Moon Rising by Mandy M Roth (#2 Tempting Fate)
Beast of Stone by Linda Sue Park (#3 Wing & Claw)
Brandon's Bliss by Dale Mayer (#14 Heroes for Hire)
Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (#5 Alpha and Omega)
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (#1 Children of OrÏsha)
Close to Home by Cara Hunter (#1 DI Fawley)
Dark Tracks by Philippa Gregory (#4 Order of Darkness)
Dipped to Death by Kelly Lane (#3 An Olive Grove Mystery)
Faith in Sweetwater County by Ciara Knight (#10 Sweetwater County)
Flight of the White Wolf by Terry Spear (#24 Heart of the Wolf)
Forbidden Stranger by Megan Hart (#3 The Protector)
Four of a Kind by Kate Kessler (#4 Audrey Harte)
Funeral in Montova by David P Wagner (#5 Rick Montoya Italian Mystery)
Genesis by Brendan Reichs (#2 Project Nemesis)
Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton (#3 Rebel of the Sands)
High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning (#10 MacKayla Lane (Fever))
Highland Dragon Master by Isabel Cooper (#3 Dawn of the Highland Dragon)
If I Live by Terri Blackstock (#3 Casey Cox)
In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson (#1 Golden Gate Secrets)
Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst (#0.5 Of Fire and Stars)
Killing in C Sharp by Alexia Gordon (#3 Gethsemane Brown Mystery)
Lady Henterman's Wardrobe by Marshall Ryan Maresca (#2 Streets of Maradaine)
Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (#6 Others)
Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken (#3A Dinner Club Mystery)
Marrying the Wedding Crasher by Melinda Curtis (#11 Harmony Valley)
Not Quite Crazy by Catherine Bybee (#6 Not Quite)
Obeying Rowen by Becca Jameson (#2 Club Zodiac)
On the Brink of Passion by Tamsen Parker (#5 Snow & Ice Games)
Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs (#19 Tea Shop Mysteries)
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi (#4 Shatter Me)
Scorned by Laura Marie Altom (#7 SEAL Team: Disavowed)
Second Chance Soldier by Linda O. Johnston (#1 K-9 Ranch Rescue)
Secret Service Setup by Jessica R Patch (#2 Security Specialists)
Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig (#1 A Southern B&B Mystery)
Summer Storm by Izzy Shows (#8 Codex Blair)
Switched by Jen Calonita (#4 Fairy Tale Reform School)
The Bags of Tricks Affair by Bill Pronzini (#6 Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries)
The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro (#3 Charlotte Holmes)
The Convent's Secret by C. J. Archer (#5 Glass and Steele)
The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover by Susan Wittig Albert (#7 Darling Dahlias)
The Double Deal by Catherine Mann (#2 Alaskan Oil Barons)
The Longest Silence by Debra Webb (#5 Shades of Death)
The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George (#20 Inspector Lynley)
The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace (#2 Women Are Some Kind of Magic)
Trap by Scarlett Dawn (#5 Origin)
Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink (#2 Gold Country Cowboys)
Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire (#7 Incryptid)
Twins for the Rancher by Trish Milburn (#13 Blue Falls, Texas)
Until Harmony by Aurora Rose Reynolds (#4 Until Her)
Virgin Territory by Lia Riley (#3 Hellions Angels)
What's a Highlander Got to Do by Sabrina York (#5 Untamed Highlanders)
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon (#1 A Farm-to-Fork Mystery)
Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan (#2 Gods of Blood and Powder)