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March Wrap Up
March 31, 2013, 6:29 pm
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Okay onto March, there’s a lot to report! Here’s the totals. And my plans for April.

Library Book Challenge (50+)

65) My Phony Valentine Marie Ferrerella This was a charming story of the old switcheroo by nearly identical cousins. It was touch and go for a while but all works out in the end.

66) Rogue Rider Larissa Ione Oh beautiful tormented Respeth. A winner as always, this was one of my favored books. And a big twist at the end, kinda saw it coming but still wow! Cannot wait til the next book.

67) Lady X’s Cowboy Zoe Archer Wowzers! I’ve been reading her Blades of the Rose series, but this was a stand alone and it was hot! So fast paced, I couldn’t put it down. A must read.

68) Stormy Challenge Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James This was another oldie but goodie. They meet under false pretenses and she hates him for the deception, but gets over it eventually.

69) Love in a Bottle Zoe Archer Another stand alone and wow again I cold barely put it down. It was steamy and poignant. Another must read.

70) Midnight Crystal Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle This was the third book in the Looking Glass Trilogy. Its fast paced and she’s a wonderful story-teller. A winner as always.

71) Canyons of Night Jayne Castle This was the first book in her new Rainshadow Island series set in the futuristic world of Harmony. I have to say that I love it. The story, the world all of it.

72) The Lost Night Jayne Castle This is the second book of the Rainshadoew Island series. I adored the hero, he was dark, tormented and brooding.

73) Warrior Zoe Archer This is the first novel of the Blades of the Rose series. I find them interesting and well written, they can be a little slow to get through, but then halfway through I get sucked in and can’t put them down. This one followed Gabriel and Thalia in Mongolia, its action packed and steamy.

74) The Challoner Bride Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James This was a play on arranged marriages, but not quite. It was an interesting book with a lot of emphasis on family history.

75) Wizard Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James This was a fun playful novel about  woman born to academics that wasn’t quite as brainy as they had hoped, she flees to live her own life. A brilliant mathematician a friend of her parents, visits her while at a company they dance around and she falls for him.

76) Living with the Dead Kelley Armstrong This was a story that brought in a bunch of new people and I can’t wait to see where these new characters come into play into the future.

77) Kitsungeri Kelley Armstrong I love Jeremy, the werewolf Alpha. This was a short story about his mother’s family.

78) Zen and the Art of Vampirism Kelley Armstrong Gotta love Zoe, she’s a kick ass female and brainy.

79) Riding the Shore of the River Death Kate Elliott This was a novella in a fantasy anthology and it was interesting though I get the feeling that its part of something bigger. It was unique and I enjoyed the roles and the story of the people.

80) From Russia With Love C E Murphy Loved this tale, I’ve read several variations of the Russian witch that flies in a mortar and her house has chicken legs. This was her daughter’s story.

81) Words Like Coin Robin Hobb I enjoyed this different story, it had a good meaning about how words can affect a person.

82) Raven’s Prey Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James This story took us to Mexico where a dangerous but good-hearted man tried to take a woman back to her supposed father. I enjoyed this story more than others!

83) Man With a Past Jayne Ann Krentz A man who reinvented himself finds himself using the skills that he honed in the first part of his life keeping him and the woman he loves alive when a business trip goes awry. She has to learn to trust him when he doesn’t want to talk about the past.

84) The Private Eye Jayne Ann Krentz An innkeeper hires a PI to investigate strange doings at her inn, he’s coming in off a bad capture and needs the month of R&R she’s offering in return. A charming tale.

85) Scoundrel Zoe Archer The second book of the Blades of the Rose finds Bennett Day in Greece, where the chronic womanizer finds himself taken in by the daughter of the Blades most sworn enemy.

86) Gift of Gold Jayne Ann Krentz A man running from himself finds himself in a vegetarian cafe washing dishes for a tyrant. She turns out to be the one who can save him from himself.

87) Gift of Fire Jayne Ann Krentz Sequel to Gift of Gold, they resolve their relationship and go on a crazy adventure.

88) Lord’s Fall Thea Harrison The latest book in the Elder races, Pia goes to the Elven demesne in Charleston and gets pulled into a fiasco. Dragos panics and comes to her. A revisit of the original characters and the birth of their child.

89) Rebel Zoe Archer The third book of the Blades of the Rose this time Astrid Bramfield suffering from the loss of her husband takes herself to the wilds of frontier Canada. My favorite of the series I adore Nathan Lespernace an Earth Spirit he can take the forms of the wolf, the bear and the red tail hawk.

90) Stranger Zoe Archer The conclusion of the Blades of the Rose series. This time Catullus Graves, the mastermind inventor  who meets Gemma Murphy in Canada, but their romance blooms in England as they battle the Heirs of Albion for the control of the world’s magic.

91) Angelic Kelley Armstrong A novella revisiting Eve Levine in her afterlife as an ascended angel and her thoughts about it.

92) Holly’s Balm Rachel Caine The next installment of resurrection witch Holly’s journey with her main squeeze Andy.

93) Snow Job Carole Nelson Douglas A short story that takes place in the middle of a story line so I was a little lost, but quite intrigued to look for the other books.

 

Read A Latte Challenge (100)

68) My Phony Valentine Marie Ferreralla

69) Rogue Rider Larissa Ione

70) Lady X’s Cowboy Zoe Archer

71) Stormy Challenge Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James

72) Love in a Bottle Zoe Archer

73) Midnight Crystal Jayne Castle

74) Canyons of Night Jayne Castle

75) The Lost Night Jayne Castle

76) Warrior Zoe Archer

77) The Challoner Bride Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James

78) Wizard Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James

79) Living With the Dead Kelley Armstrong

80) Kitsenguri Kelley Armstrong

81) Zen and the Art of Vampirism Kelley Armstrong

82) Riding the Shore of the River Death Kate Elliott

83) From Russia With Love C E Murphy

84) Words Like Coin Robin Hobb

85) Ravens Prey Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James

86) Man with a Past Jayne Ann Krentz

87) The Private Eye Jayne Ann Krentz

88) Scoundrel Zoe Archer

89) Gift of Gold Jayne Ann Krentz

90) Gift of fire Jayne Ann Krentz

91) Lord’s Fall Thea Harrison

92) Rebel Zoe Archer

93) Stranger Zoe Archer

94) Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale Christine Warren Part of her Others series this is the story of Luc, Captain of the Fae Queen’s Guard as he comes to Earth to retrieve her nephew and finds more than he bargained for with betrayal and his heartmate.

95) Angelic Kelley Armstrong

96) Checkmate Kelley Armstrong Novella about Clay and Elena hunting a man-eater.

97) Recruit Kelley Armstrong A short story about the events that lead to the investigation in Alaska.

98) Holly’s Balm Rachel Caine

99) Snow Job Carole Nelson Douglas

 

Embarrassment of Riches (12)

1. Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale Christine Warren

 

Paranormal Challenge

Fey

1. Lords Fall Thea Harrison

2. Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale Christine Warren

 

Romance Challenge

57) My Phony Valentine Marie Ferrella

58) Rogue Rider Larissa Ione

59) Lady X’s Cowboy Zoe Archer

60) Stormy Challenge Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James

61) Love in a Bottle Zoe Archer

62) Midnight Crystal Jayne Castle

63) Canyons of Night Jayne Castle

64) The Lost Night Jayne Castle

65) Warrior Zoe Archer

66) The Challoner Bride Jayne An Krentz writing as Stephanie James

67) Wizard Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James

68) Ravens Prey Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James

69) Man With a Past Jayne Ann Krentz

70) The Private Eye Jayne Ann Krentz

71) Scoundrel Zoe Archer

72) Gift of Gold Jayne Ann Krentz

73) Gift of Fire Jayne Ann Krentz

74) Lord’s Fall Thea Harrison

75) Rebel Zoe Archer

76) Stranger Zoe Archer

77) Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale Christine Warren

78) Holly’s Blam Rachel Caine

I’m sitting in excellent shape to complete the Read A Latte challenge and I’ll be moving to the next level soon. I’m currently reading Affair of Honor by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James. I’m also reading  Devil’s Kiss by Zoe Archer its the first book of a new series Hellraisers. This will count for the April theme of Demons. I’m whittling down my enormous stack of library books, I’m not requesting new books so I can start to tackle my other challenges. Though I won’t lie I requested the new Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, I’ve been so looking forward to it. Also Shelly Laurenston’s new Wolf With Benefits. I love her books, she’s hilarious.



February Wrap Up
March 31, 2013, 4:31 pm
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I’m pretty behind in getting my posts up. I’ll take the time today to wrap up February and March today. I have lots to report so let’s get started.

Library Book Challenge (50+)

 

56) Dark Light Jayne Castle I enjoy her books based in Harmony and the heroes that can use different forms of ghost light excite me. So loved this guy.

57) The Family Way Jayne Ann Krentz A strong man who isn’t ready for a family gets a rude awakening when the woman he’s been taking for granted leaves him when she finds out she’s pregnant. It was a book about personal growth.

58) Chances Are Barbara Delinsky I’ll be honest I don’t remember this one very well. My fault for not getting myself in gear and updating in a timely manner.

59) Presumed Guilty Tess Gerritsen I enjoyed this book, it was about looking beneath the surface and not judging too hastily.

60) The Cowboy Jayne Ann Krentz This is the third of a series The Pirate, The Adventurer and the Cowboy. This one was a little edgier with a stronger heroine.

61) Murdered at Last Chance Ranch BJ Daniels This was a short story that reunited two old flames in the light of a murder.

62) The Cougar Lindsay McKenna I loved this book, I will be looking for more books by her. I loved the ugly family history that they both wanted to let go and move on. He was so sweet and loveable.

63) Obsidian Prey Jayne Castle I had never read this one before and it was a doozy! Loved the adventure, the mistrust and finally the trust and love. I love the Sweetwater men, they need more books.

64) The Main Attraction Jayne Ann Krentz This about a woman who reinvented herself and goes home for her sister’s wedding. She causes quite the stir and catches the attention of several men one from her past and one that wants to be her future.

 

 

Read A Latte Challenge (100)

59) Dark Light Jayne Castle

60) The Family Way Jayne Ann Krentz

61) Chances Are Barbara Delinsky

62) Presumed Guilty Tess Gerritsen

63) The Cowboy Jayne Ann Krentz

64) Murder at Last Chance Ranch BJ Daniels

65) Obsidian Prey Jayne Castle

66) The Cougar Lindsay McKenna

67) The Main Attraction Jayne Ann Krentz

 

Paranormal Challenge

Angels and Nephelium

1) Archangel Sharon Shinn

 

Romance

48) Dark Light Jayne Castle

49) The Family Way Jayne Ann Krentz

50) Chances Are Barbara Delinsky

51) Presumed Guilty Tess Gerritsen

52) The Cowboy Jayne Ann Krentz

53) Murder at Last Chance Ranch BJ Daniels

54) The Cougar Lindsay McKenna

55) Obsidian Prey Jayne Castle

56) The Main Attraction Jayne Ann Krentz