Thursday, November 29, 2018

This Week's Reads

High Queen Margo - The Magicians
by Zarory (DeviantArt)

**I've been in a reading slump of late. Things that should only take a couple of days are taking at least a week, even when I'm enjoying the story.

The Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg
The Paper Magician #1 (Goodreads)
**The librarian said this was a cute series. So far, I'd agree with that statement. I really like the world and magic the author came up with. Not crazy about the main character but she's starting to grow on me.

Urban Allies edited by Joseph Nassise
10 Collaborative Stories (Goodreads)
**I love the idea of characters from favorite (different) series coming together in one story. The only pairing that I know both series is the Kelley Armstrong and Seanan McGuire. Others I only know one but hoping to maybe find some new reads from this.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 11/26/2018

A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle (#1 Duke's Den)
A Midwinter's Tail by Bethany Blake (#4 Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery)
Affliction by Tom Abrahams (#4 The Alt Apocalypse)
Bright Light by Ian Douglas (#8 Star Carrier)
Buried Lies by Kaylea Cross (#2 Crimson Point)
Cherish by Olivia Ryann (#4 Cherish)
Choices by Mercedes Lackey (#13 Valdemar)
Cut to the Chaise by Karen Rose Smith (#8 Caprice De Luca Mystery)
Deceased and Desist by Misty Simon (#3 Tallie Graver Mystery)
Fatal Invasion by Marie Force (#15 Fatal)
Hard Night by Jackie Ashenden (#3 11th Hour)
Her Mafioso King by Terri Anne Browning (#4 The Vitucci Mafiosos)
How to Knit a Murder by Sally Goldenbaum (#13 Seaside Knitters Mystery)
Insistent by Kaylee Ryan (#4 Soul Serenade)
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny (#14 Chief Inspector Armand Gamache)
Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets by Rosemary Simpson (#3 Gilded Age Mystery)
Numb As a Statue by Tymber Dalton (#85 The Suncoast Society)
Oath of Office by Tom Clancy, Marc Cameron (#18 Jack Ryan)
Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud by Mike Lupica (#7 Sunny Randall)
Runebreaker by Alex Kahler (#2 Runebinder Chronicles)
Secretly Dating the Lionman by Sue Brown (#2 Cowboys and Angels)
Silent Scream by Karen Harper (#5 South Shores)
Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon (#4 Cat Latimer Mystery)
Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh (#5 Westcott)
Storm Rising by Sara Driscoll (#3 FBI K-9)
Sweet Clematis by R. Cooper (#9 Beings in Love)
The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis (#2 Pen & Ink)
The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman (#5 The Invisible Library)
The Name of the Rosé by Christine E. Blum (#3 Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery)
The Novel Art of Murder by V. M. Burns (#3 Mystery Bookshop)
The Spectral City by Leanna Renee Hieber (Spectral City #1)
The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams (#2 Secret, Book & Scone Society)
Their Perfect Melody by Priscilla Oliveras (#3 Matched to Perfection)
Until Cobi by Aurora Rose Reynolds (#3 Until Him)
Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley (#2 Rose City Mystery)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 11/19/2018

A Dome of Blood by Bella Forrest (#67 Shade Of Vampire)
A Rancher's Bride by Vivian Arend (#4 Heart Falls)
Blending In by RJ Blain (#10 Magical Romantic Comedy (With a Body Count))
Bring Me a Maverick for Christmas! by Brenda Harlen (#6 Montana Mavericks : The Lonelyhearts Ranch)
Crossroads by Garrett Leigh (#4 Skins)
Cursed by Keri Arthur (#2 Kingdoms of Earth & Air)
Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White (#2 Heartstone)
Driven to Distraction by Lori Foster (#1 Road To Love)
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin,  Doug Wheatley (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Hunter's Curse by Pandora Pine (#4 A Cold Case Psychic Spin Off)
Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford (#1 House of Falconer)
Newcomer by Keigo Higashino (#2 Detective Kaga Mysteries)
O Christmas Knight by Em Petrova (#6 Knight Ops)
Queen of Nod by C.W. Snyder (#2 The Balance)
The Athlete by Elin Peer (#8 The Men of the North)
The Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman (#3 Lady Helen)
The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (#3 Rokesbys)
Unspeakable by Elisabeth Naughton (#4 Deadly Secrets)
What About Us by Sidney Halston (#4 Panic)
Wish Upon a Duke by Erica Ridley (#3 12 Dukes of Christmas)
Wrangler's Rescue by B J Daniels (#2 Montana Cahills)
Wyoming Christmas Ransom by Nicole Helm (#3 Carsons & Delaneys)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

This Week's Reads

Fish to Water
by DesignbyKatt (DeviantArt)

A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos
The Mirror Visitor #1 (Goodreads)
**Found this looking for a new book on my kindle. The concept sounds promising. World broken into floating arks (islands), main character with secret abilities, and a forced marriage to someone from a faraway ark.

Boyfriend From Hell by Jamie Quaid
Saturn's Daughter #1 (Goodreads)
**I was trying to find a new UF series and came across this at the library. I don't really know anything about the series or author but willing to give it a try.

The Rule of Luck by Catherine Cerveny
Felicia Sevigny #1 (Goodreads)
**Another series that I found this week. Book 3 The Game of Luck came out recently and I had to start from the beginning. Sounds like a mix of futuristic sci-fi and urban fantasy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 11/12/2018

A Birder's Guide to Murder by J. R. Ripley (#8 Bird Lovers Mystery)
A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany (#4 Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery)
Ascent by Morgan Rice (#3 Invasion Chronicles)
Blood Is Blood by Will Thomas (#10 Barker and Llewelyn)
Chasing Shadows by Catherine Bybee (#3 First Wives Series)
Clip Joint by Debra Dunbar, J.P. Sloan (#3 White Lightning)
Dark Mind Rising by Julia Keller (#2 The Dark Intercept)
Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower (#2 Magic Garden Mystery)
Debris Line by Matthew Fitzsimmons (#4 The Gibson Vaughn Series)
Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman (#2 Dr. Katie LeClair mystery)
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri (#1 The Books of Ambha)
Fireworks by Sarina Bowen (#6 True North)
Krinar Exposé by Anna Zaires (#0.5 The Krinar Chronicles)
Hell's King by Eve Langlais (#3 Hell's Son)
In Peppermint Peril by Joy Avon (#1 Book Tea Shop Mystery)
Iron Garland by Jeff Wheeler (#3 Harbinger)
Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch (#7 PC Peter Grant)
Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci (#1 Atlee Pine)
Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich (#25 The Stephanie Plum Series)
Mission: Her Security by Anna Hackett (#3 Team 52)
Naughty on Ice by Maia Chance (#4 Discreet Retrieval Agency Mystery)
Pucked Love by Helena Hunting (#7 The Pucked Series)
Quin by Lia Davis (#3 Coven's End)
Seasons of Sorcery: A Fantasy Anthology by various
Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils by James Lovegrove (#3 Cthulhu Casebooks)
The Dragon Ridge Tombs by Tianxia Bachang (#2 City of Sand)
The Last Duke by Jess Michaels (#10 The 1797 Club)
The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin (#2 The Shaw Confessions)
The Storyteller by Traci Chee (#3 Sea of Ink and Gold)
Through Blood, Through Fire by Cassandra Clare, Robin Wasserman (#8 Ghosts of the Shadow Market)
Tragic by Devney Perry (#3 Lark Cove)
'Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost (#2 A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery)
Unlocking Darkness by Kennedy Layne (#5 Keys to Love)
Whiskey Undone by Carrie Ann Ryan (#3 Whiskey and Lies)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

This Week's Reads

They Come from far, far away
by eReSaW (DeviantArt)

The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty
**Decided to try a Sci-Fi this library trip. I'll admit to grabbing first based on the cover. I love this cover. It feels very terminator but more. Hopefully I can get into the story and it's as enjoyable as the cover.

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
The Band #1 (Goodreads)
**I found Bloody Rose on the new releases shelf and really wanted to grab it but thought I should start with book 1. They can be read as standalones but have a complete arc that runs through the three books, each featuring a different band.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New Releases ~ week of 11/05/2018

A Christmas Revelation by Anne Perry (#16 Christmas )
A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory (#3 All-Day Breakfast Café)
A Season of Grace by Lauraine Snelling (#3 Under Northern Skies)
Very Dragon Christmas by Katie Reus (#8.5 Darkness)
A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle (#6 Fixer-Upper Mystery)
American Operator by Brian Andrews (#4 Tier One)
Anders's Angel by Dale Mayer (#17 Heroes for Hire)
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer (#2 Renegades)
Christmas Hideout by Susan Sleeman (#3 McKade Law)
City of Secrets by Victoria Thompson (#2 Counterfeit Lady Novel)
Dark Nightmares by Becca Jameson (#4 Dark Falls)
Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews (#3.5 Hidden Legacy)
Dining With Angels by Larissa Ione (#17.5 Demonica)
Erik by Sawyer Bennett (#2 Arizona Vengeance)
Fire and Agate by Andrew Grey (#3 Carlisle Deputies)
Flashback by Shannon Messenger (#7 Keeper of the Lost Cities)
Frozen Reign by Kathryn Purdie (#3 Burning Glass)
Harvest of Secrets by Ellen Crosby (#9 Wine Country Mystery)
Hushed in Death by Stephen Kelly (#3 Inspector Lamb)
Jerusalem's Queen by Angela Hunt (#3 Silent Years)
Jigsaw by Lilly Atlas (#3 Hell's Handlers)
Kiss of a Duke by Erica Ridley (#2 12 Dukes of Christmas)
Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (#1 Debutantes)
Lost Christmas Memories by Dana Mentink (#4 Gold Country Cowboys)
Lost Lake by Emily Littlejohn (#3 Detective Gemma Monroe)
Manuscript for Murder by Jon Land (#48 Murder, She Wrote (with Jessica Fletcher))
Mass Effect: Annihilation by Catherynne M. Valente (Mass Effect: Andromeda #3)
My Gift is You by Rachel Lacey (#1.5 Almost Royal)
My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes (#1 Rogues to Riches)
Nighttown by Timothy Hallinan (#7 Junior Bender)
Nothing to Devour by Glen Hirshberg (#3 Motherless Children Trilogy)
On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter (#3 Blue Ridge)
Oracle's Haunt by Shannon Mayer (#4 Desert Cursed)
Past Tense by Lee Child (#23 Jack Reacher)
Santa Puppy by Lynn Cahoon (#9.75 A Tourist Trap Mystery)
Secrets from the Deep by Linda Fairstein (#3 Devlin Quick Mystery)
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (#1 Apocalypse Guard)
Substitute Seduction by Cat Schield (#1 Sweet Tea and Scandal)
Texas Hold'em by George R.R. Martin (Wild Cards #27)
That Old Magic by Pandora Pine (#3 A Cold Case Psychic Spin Off)
The Catsgiving Feast by Kathi Daley (#17 Whales and Tails Mystery)
The Colors of all the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith (#19 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
The Second Chance by Catherine Mann (#5 Alaskan Oil Barons)
The Sky-Blue Wolves by S. M. Stirling (#15 The Emberverse)
They Promised Me the Gun Wasn't Loaded by James Alan Gardner (#2 Dark Versus Spark)
Tis the Season by Jill Sanders (#4 Pride Oregon Series)
Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne (Rosemarked #2)
Unmask Me If You Can by Shana Galen (#4 Survivors)
Up Shute Creek by Denise Grover Swank (#4 Rose Gardner Investigations)
Wait for Me by Susan May Warren (#6 Montana Rescue)
Wolves by Nicholas Sansbury Smith (#4 The Hell Divers Trilogy)
You Don't Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke (#6 Under Suspicion)