Wednesday, April 25, 2018

This Week's Reads

Waiting For Summer
by Le-Regard-des-Elfes (DeviantArt)

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
**This was nowhere on my radar until I saw it at the library. I love retellings and Little Mermaid is one of my favorites. It sounds like a darker version more akin to the original fairy tales.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One #1 (Goodreads)
**I remember all the hype when this first came out and not really paying it much attention. Then I saw the trailer for the movie and thought it looked like something I would really like. Hubby is reading it right now (and enjoying it) then I'll be giving it a try.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 04/23/2018

A Devil of a Duke by Madeline Hunter (#2 Decadent Dukes Society)
A Scandalous Deal by Joanna Shupe (#2 The Four Hundred)
Antique Blues by Jane K Cleland (#12 Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries)
Antiques Wanted by Barbara Allan (#12 Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery)
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (#1 Ash Princess)
Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss (#2 Pie Town Mystery)
Blood Type by K. A. Linde (#1 Blood Type)
Bound by Destiny by Ryan Michele (#5 Ravage MC Bound)
Breaking the Wolf's Rules by Amber Ella Monroe (#49 Howls Romance #1 Wolf Mated)
Claimed By Shadows by Lola StVil (#3 Kissed By Shadows)
Collusion by De'nesha Diamond (#2 Parker Crime)
Dark Territory by Leo J. Maloney (#6.5 Dan Morgan)
Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd (#1 Cape Charade)
Death of a Cookbook Author by Lee Hollis (#10 Hayley Powell Food & Cocktails Mysteries)
Disturbing His Peace by Tessa Bailey (#3 The Academy)
Expiration Date by Devon Delaney (#1 A Cook Off Mystery)
Flower Shop by Petra Durst-Benning (#2 Seed Traders' Saga)
Forbidden by Elisabeth Naughton (#1 House of Sin)
From the Earth to the Shadows by Amanda Hocking (#2 Valkyrie)
Hereditary Curse by Emma L. Adams (#2 The Gatekeeper's Curse)
Hide and Sneak by G A McKevett (#23 Savannah Reid)
Hot Response by Shannon Stacey (#4 Boston Fire)
Inferno by Julie Kagawa (#5 Talon Saga)
Iron Princess by Meghan March (#2 Savage Trilogy)
Lady Rogue by Theresa Romain (#3 Royal Rewards)
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli (#2 Creekwood)
Love Beyond Destiny by Bethany Claire (#15 Morna's Legacy Series)
Midnight Wolf by Jennifer Ashley (#11 Shifters Unbound)
Misadventures with the Boss by Kendall Ryan (#13 Misadventures)
Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams (#4 Book Retreat Mystery)
Murder Most Fermented by Christine E. Blum (#2 Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery)
My One and Only by Alanea Alder (#10 Bewitched And Bewildered)
No Justice in Hell by Charles G West (#2 John Hawk)
Oaths by Lindsay Buroker (#8 Dragon Blood)
Ozland by Wendy Spinale (#3 Everland)
Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns (#2 Mystery Bookshop)
Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott (#2 Hills of Texas)
Return to Whispering Pines by Scarlett Dunn (#2 Langtry Sisters)
Ride the Savage Land by William W Johnstone, J A Johnstone (#4 Those Jensen Boys!)
Rome's Chance by Joanna Wylde (#7 Reapers MC)
Savor You by Kristen Proby (#5 Fusion)
Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen (#24 Eve Duncan Forensics)
Thank You for Loving Me by Lori Ryan, Kay Manis (#3 Canyon Creek)
The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (#3 Penhallow Dynasty)
The Complication by Suzanne Young (#4 Program)
The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso (#2 Swords & Fire)
The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens (#1 Cavanaugh's)
The Dragon's Eye by Sarwat Chadda (#8 Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts)
The Genesis Flame by Ryan Dalton (#3 The Time Shift Trilogy)
The Marmalade Murders by Elizabeth J Duncan (#9 Penny Brannigan Mystery)
The Mother's Day Mishap by Kathi Daley (#3 Tess and Tilly)
The Scandalous Widow by Erica Monroe (#3 Gothic Brides)
Total Bravery by Piper J. Drake (#4 True Heroes)
Trouble Never Sleeps by Stephanie Tromly (#3 Trouble)
Twin Dragons' Destiny by S E Smith (#11 Dragon Lords of Valdier)
Twisted Prey by John Sandford (#28 Lucas Davenport)
Two Peas in a Pod by Sarah Mlynowski (#11 Whatever After)
Until We Fall by Jessica Scott (#5 Falling)
Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs (#3 Moon Base Alpha)
Wicked and Wild by Cynthia Eden (#7 Bad Things)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This Week's Reads

Mother of Earth
by SifterOne (DeviantArt)
**A bunch of series reads this week

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
The Others #6 (Goodreads)
**I've loved this series since book 1. Even the not great ones are still really good. The fact that we are spreading out into other parts of The Others world and meeting /interacting with other characters makes it even better and helps to stop it from getting stale.

The Gathering of The Lost by Helen Lowe
The Wall of Night (Goodreads)
**I'm worried about this one only because I cannot remember much from book 1. I'm hoping it will come back as I start reading this. On the plus, this seems to have better reviews than The Heir of Night.

A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire
October Daye #2 (Goodreads)
**I had grabbed Rosemary and Rue and started to read it only to realize that I had already read it. Then found that I had book 3 but not this one.  The mix of fairie and modern worlds plus the detective mystery angle was well done in book 1, hoping for more in this one.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 04/16/2018

A Match Made in Bed by Cathy Maxwell (#2 Spinster Heiress)
A Matter Of Justice by Christy Reece (#4 Grey Justice)
Before Mars by Emma Newman (#3 Planetfall)
Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl (#3 Defenders of Justice)
Chaser by Kylie Scott (#3 Dive Bar)
Claiming His Hidden Heir by Carol Marinelli (#13 Secret Heirs of Billionaires)
Collaring Brooke by Becca Jameson (#3 Club Zodiac)
Cowboy's Redemption by B J Daniels (#4 Cahill Ranch)
Embracing Her Heart by Melissa Foster (#1 Montgomerys)
Fallen Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan (#1 Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs)
Fearless Mating by Milly Taiden (#4 A.L.F.A. Novel)
Flesh Into Fire by J. A. Huss (#3 Original Sin)
Flight by Yoshiki Tanaka (#6 Legend of the Galactic Heroes)
From Unseen Fire by Cass Morris (#1 Aven Cycle)
Head On by John Scalzi (#2 Lock In)
Hell in a Handbasket by Denise Grover Swank (#3 Rose Gardner Investigations)
Hopeless Realm by A.K. Koonce (#3 The Hopeless)
In Prior's Wood by G M Malliet (#7 Max Tudor)
Killing Town by Max Allan Collins (#23 Mike Hammer)
Lady Cecily And The Mysterious Mr Gray by Janice Preston (#3 Beauchamp Betrothals)
Lone Star Blues by Delores Fossen (#5 Wrangler's Creek)
Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz (#2 Alex and Eliza)
Morna's Vow by Bethany Claire (#7 Magical Matchmaker's Legacy)
Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver (#4 Kelly Jackson)
Pocalypse Road by Lilith Saintcrow (#3 Roadtrip Z)
Revelations of a Time Traveler by Doug Molitor (#3 Time Amazon)
Save Me by Tiffany A. Snow (#4 Corrupted Hearts)
Shadow Call by AdriAnne Strickland (#2 Kaitan Chronicles)
Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle (#17 Coffeehouse Mysteries)
Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey
Taking Vengeance by Cynthia Sax (#12 Cyborg Sizzle)
The Battered Badge by Robert Goldsborough (#13 Nero Wolfe)
The Boardwalk Trust by Avery Duff (#2 Beach Lawyer Series)
The Courage of a Cowboy by Kristin Vayden (#2 Elk Heights Ranch)
The Duke Who Ravished Me by Diana Quincy (#4 Regency Spymasters)
The Fallen by David Baldacci (#4 Amos Decker)
The Family Gathering by Robyn Carr (#3 Sullivan's Crossing)
The First Family: A Novel by Michael Palmer,  Daniel Palmer
The Last of the Lost Boys by N. D. Wilson (#3 Outlaws of Time)
The Long Sunset by Jack McDevitt (#8 Engines of God)
The Nanny's Double Trouble by Christine Rimmer (#1 Bravos of Valentine Bay)
The Phoenixes Choice by M A Abraham (#5 Tantalus)
The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh by Carolyn Arnold (#2 Mathew Connor Adventure)
Traitor by Nicole Blanchard (#1 Last to Leave)
Traitor Born by Amy A. Bartol (#2 Secondborn)
Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian (#1 The Regency Imposters)
Welcome to Moonlight Harbor by Sheila Roberts (#1 Moonlight Harbor)
Whispers of the Dead by Spencer Kope (#2 Special Tracking Unit Series)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

This Week's Reads

Solar System: Moon
by Breath-Art (DeviantArt)

Naamah's Kiss by Jacqueline Carey
Naamah Trilogy #1 (Goodreads)
**I liked Carey's original Kushiel trilogy and this is set in the same world. I'm about a quarter through and it has some of the same feels but with very different characters (so far).

Smoke and Mirrors by Casey Daniels
Miss barnum Mysteries #1 (Goodreads)
**PT Barnum's sister goes to work at her brother's museum and a murder mystery ensues. I love a good historical mystery. Add on Barnum's sideshow oddities and I'm intrigued.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 04/09/ 2018

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody (#1 The Shadow Game)
At the Table of Wolves by Kay Kenyon (#1 Dark Talents)
Bull of the Woods by Ainsley Booth, Sadie Haller (#5 Frisky Beavers)
Close Cover by Lexi Blake (#16 Masters and Mercenaries)
Cyborg Fever by Grace Goodwin (#5 Interstellar Brides: The Colony)
Dead Weight by Pandora Pine (#4 Cold Case Psychic)
Edge of Insanity by S E Smith (#6 Alliance)
Farewell, My Cuckoo by Marty Wingate (#4 Birds of a Feather Mystery)
For Love of Distant Shores by Adrian Tchaikovsky (#3 Tales of the Apt)
Her Guardian Angel by Larissa Ione (#14 Demonica #15.5 Masters and Mercenaries)
His to Claim by Shelly Bell (#2 Forbidden Lovers)
His to Protect by Carly Phillips (#3 Bodyguard Bad Boys)
Homecoming By The Sea by Kathi Daley (#1 Haunting By The Sea)
Inquisition by David Gibbins (#10 Jack Howard)
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier (#1 Isle of Blood and Stone)
Justify Me by J. Kenner (#4.5 Stark International)
Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton (#2 Kensington Palace Chef)
Masked Desire by Alana Delacroix (#2 The Masked Arcana)
Misadventures of a Rookie by Toni Aleo (#12 Misadventures)
Natural Mage by K. F. Breene (#2 Magical Mayhem)
Nightblade's Honor by Ryan Kirk (#2 Blades of the Fallen)
Nothing to Gain by Claire Boston (#2 The Blackbridge Series)
Rafe by Maryann Jordan (#2 Heroes At Heart)
Rebellion's Fury by Jay Allan (#2 Flames of Rebellion)
Rescuing Sadie by Susan Stoker (#6.5 Delta Force Heroes)
Say You Won't Let Go by Corinne Michaels (#3.5 Return to Me)
Shoot First by Stuart Woods (#45 Stone Barrington)
Skyjack by K. J. Howe (#2 Thea Paris)
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
Sunny by Jason Reynolds (#3 Track)
Taste of Wrath by Matt Wallace (#7 Sin Du Jour)
The Cowboy's Outlaw Bride by Cora Seton (#2 Turners Vs Coopers)
The Crooked Castle by Sarah Jean Horwitz (#2 Carmer and Grit)
The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver (#14 Lincoln Rhyme)
The Dark Clouds Shining by David Downing (#4 Jack McColl)
The Fairies of Sadieville by Alex Bledsoe (#6 Tufa)
The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth (#2 Carve the Mark)
The Gate House Secret by Debra Burroughs (#4 Jenessa Jones Mysteries)
The Neon Boneyard by Craig Schaefer (#8 Daniel Faust)
The Shadow of Death by Jane Willan (#1 A Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery)
The Thief by J. R. Ward (#16 Black Dagger Brotherhood)
The Third Brother by Andrew Welsh-Huggins (#5 Andy Hayes)
Twenty-one Days by Anne Perry (#1 Daniel Pitt)
Winter Glass by Lexa Hillyer (#2 Spindle Fire)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

This Week's Reads

Highway to Hell
by EreSaw (DeviantArt)

I had a hard time finding anything new that I wanted to read this week. Managed to find these two and will probably continue some rereads.

The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
The Bone Witch #2 (Goodreads)
**By the end of book 1 I really ended up liking more than I thought I would. It left me wanting to know what would happen with Tea and her journey next.

Warcross by Marie Lu
Warcross #1 (Goodreads)
** I've seen this one around a lot since it came out and have heard some good things about it. The premise sounds like it should be good but whenever there is a lot of hype I don't always agree.

Monday, April 2, 2018

New Releases ~ week 04/02/2018

A Magical Match by Juliet Blackwell (#10 Witchcraft Mystery)
Advice Column Murder by Leslie Nagel (#3 OakWood Mysteries)
Billionaire for Hire by Cat Johnson (#1 For Hire)
Blood Veil by Megan Erickson (#2 Mission)
Cavanaugh Vanguard by Marie Ferrarella (#37 Cavanaugh Justice)
Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman (#22 Leaphorn & Chee)
Cinco De Murder by Rebecca Adler (#3 A Taste of Texas)
Claim Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates (#12 Copper Ridge)
Death by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge (#1 By the Sea Mystery Series)
Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray (#2 Constellation)
Elizabeth, Protector of Dragons by Ava Mason (#5 Fated Alpha)
Fearless in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell (#4 Texas Rodeo)
Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence (#2 Book of the Ancestor)
Hard Aground by Brendan DuBois (#11 Lewis Cole)
Hold Back The Dark by Kay Hooper (#18 The Bishop/Special Crimes Unit)
Infamous by Alyson Noel (#3 Beautiful Idols)
Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton (#3 The Scottish Bookshop Mystery)
Miss Julia Raises the Roof by Ann B Ross (#20 Miss Julia)
Montana Lawman Rescuer by Linda Ford (#7 Big Sky Country)
Muse in Lingerie by Penelope Sky (#1 Lingerie)
Never Been Good by Christi Barth (#2 Bad Boys Gone Good)
Pelican Point by Irene Hannon (#4 Hope Harbor)
Queen Anne's Lace by Susan Wittig Albert (#26 The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries)
Reunited with the Bull Rider by Christine Wenger (#5 Gold Buckle Cowboys)
Scourged by Kevin Hearne (#9 Iron Druid Chronicles)
Seeker of the Crown by Ruth Lauren (#2 Prisoner of Ice and Snow)
Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima (#3 Shattered Realms)
Texas Ranger Showdown by Margaret Daley (#3 Lone Star Justice)
The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy (#1 High Sierra Sweethearts)
The Backward Season by Lauren Myracle (#3 Wishing Day)
The Bad Break by Jill Orr (#2 A Riley Ellison Mystery)
The Barrow Will Send What it May by Margaret Killjoy (#2 Danielle Cain)
The Body Library by Jeff Noon (#2 John Nyquist)
The Bride Next Door by Hope Ramsay (#4 Chapel of Love)
The Hellion by Christi Caldwell (#1 Wicked Wallflowers)
The Knowledge by Martha Grimes (#24 Richard Jury)
The Last King by Katee Robert (#1 The Kings)
The Oracle Queen by Kendare Blake (#2.5 Three Dark Crowns)
The Pumpkin Was Stuffed by Tara Sivec (#5 The Holidays)
The Redemption of Lillie Rourke by Loree Lough (#3 By Way of the Lighthouse)
The Secrets of the Bastide by Blanche M L Longworth (#7 Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery)
The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath (#1 The Tales of Port Saint Frey)
Watch for Me by Candlelight by Kirsty Ferry (#2 Hartsford Mystery)
Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay (#10 Cupcake Mystery)
Why Kill the Innocent by C S Harris (#13 Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery)
Wild Cat by Tiffinie Helmer (#2 Alaska Wild Nights)
Witchy Winter by D J Butler (#2 Witchy)