Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What Are You Reading Wednesdays #15



WWW which is hosted by Taking on the World of Words

It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

Scroll down to see what I am currently reading, what I hope to be reading and what I read.

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The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?


What do you think you’ll read next?


My reading has improved since I last did this post.   I read three books, two of which I enjoyed immensely.  I am on my fourth book, hoping that it gives me the same pleasure.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Spotlight and Review: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle














Title: Run to Ground 
Author: Katie Ruggle 
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1 
Genres: Romantic Suspense 
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Published: 6 June 2017 
Pages: 416 
Format: eARC 
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Reading Challenges: 2017 New ReleaseNetgalley and Edelweiss, COYER
Buy :  Amazon |BNiBooks


He lost his mentor. He lost his K9 partner. He almost lost his will to live.
But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.

Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet ‘Jules’ Jackson, he can’t seem to stay away. It doesn’t help that Theo’s new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules’s rambunctious family. Or that when he’s with her, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules rescued her siblings, whisking them away to the safety of the beautifully rugged Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye—or the heart—of a cop. Yet as Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home…

And this time, there’s no escape.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Book Review: Dark Stranger by I. T. Lucas















Title: Dark Stranger
Author: I. T. Lucas
Series: The Children of the Gods #1
Publisher: Createspace
Published: June 27, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy /Paranormal
Source: Amazon Prime
Buy: Amazon

Smart and Spicy, The Children of The Gods Paranormal Romance Series will keep you at the edge of your seat!

A fascinating blend of Mythology, Cyber-war, and a tender Shades of Grey Romance, Dark Stranger – The Dream captivates the hearts and minds of readers around the world.

Since the dawn of human civilization, two warring factions of near-immortals – the descendants of the gods of old – have been secretly shaping its destiny. Kian's small clan championing progress, freedom and peace; their powerful enemy propagating ignorance, hate, and war.

Leading the clandestine battle from his luxurious L.A. high-rise, Kian is surrounded by family, yet he feels alone. Descending from a single goddess – the only one to survive the ancient cataclysm that wiped out the gods and most of their immortal offspring – clan members are forbidden to each other. And as the only other known immortals are their hated enemies, Kian and his kin have been long resigned to a lonely existence of fleeting trysts with human partners. That is, until Kian's sister Amanda – a researcher of paranormal abilities – makes a game changing discovery; a mortal seeress who she believes is a dormant carrier of their genes

Ever the realist, Kian is skeptical and refuses his sister's plea to attempt the Dormant's activation. But when his enemies learn of the highly coveted soothsayer's existence and attempt to grab her, he rushes her to the safety of his keep. Inexorably drawn to Syssi's shy beauty, Kian is startled by feelings he had sworn off long ago. Tormented by past mistakes, he wrestles with his conscience as he is tempted to explore her budding interest in the spicy passions he favors.

When Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab, it fails to predict, not only that her boss is an immortal who would drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future, but the professor's imposing brother who would alter her own.

Despite his better judgement, will Kian succumb to Syssi's irresistible pull? And will Syssi discover that the man igniting her startlingly dark desires is a nearly two-thousand-year-old immortal?

Warning. This book contains hot scenes and adult themes. Reader discretion is advised.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

CURRENT BOOK DEALS

TOTALLY ADDICTED TO READING


All deals are current at the time of posting

 Prices and availability may differ from one region to another.  These titles were chosen because I read and enjoyed them, or due to their positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

New Books are added each week. Check out the latest deals below.

Friday, June 16, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: HART OF HIS by ANNIE ARCANE















Title: Hart of His (Hart #2)
Author: Annie Arcane

Publisher: Indie
Release Date: November 21, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author via The Romance Review

Reading Challenges: 2017 Blogger Shame
Purchase: Amazon

It's been two months since I moved in with Mickey Hart. Here's what I've learned:

 1. 523 square feet is really f*cking small. 

2. Sharing a bathroom is the worst idea ever.
 Especially when you're a damn paraplegic. 

3. Never lie. No matter what. 

Oh, and one last thing... I love her. More than ever.
 Even if I'm still a workaholic. And stubborn as all hell. 

Warning: Strong language, mature content, drama, and angst included. Shirt sold separately. 
This novella is an adult contemporary romance featuring a disabled hero who (still) happens to be a rich and sexy alpha male with a potty mouth. 

Cale and Mickey: Book 2 of 4

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What Are You Reading Wednesdays #14

WWW which is hosted by Taking on the World of Words

It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

Scroll down to see what I am currently reading, what I hope to be reading and what I read.

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The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?


What do you think you’ll read next?


I hit a slight slump in my reading. I managed to read two books in the past week. This was mostly due to me not being in the mood for reading, which was rather strange for me. I chalked it up to the fact that I was emotionally and physically drained. I
hope to regain my momentum in the coming week.

CURRENTLY READING


Dark Stranger The Dream: New & Lengthened 2017 Edition (The Children Of The Gods Paranormal Romance Series) by [Lucas, I.T.]


Smart and Spicy, The Children of The Gods Paranormal Romance Series will keep you at the edge of your seat!

Since the dawn of human civilization, two warring factions of near-immortals – the descendants of the gods of old – have been secretly shaping its destiny. Kian's small clan championing progress, freedom and peace; their powerful enemy propagating ignorance, hate, and war.

Leading the clandestine battle from his luxurious L.A. high-rise, Kian is surrounded by family, yet he feels alone. Descending from a single goddess – the only one to survive the ancient cataclysm that wiped out the gods and most of their immortal offspring – clan members are forbidden to each other. And as the only other known immortals are their hated enemies, Kian and his kin have been long resigned to a lonely existence of fleeting trysts with human partners. That is, until Kian's sister Amanda – a researcher of paranormal abilities – makes a game changing discovery; a mortal seeress who she believes is a dormant carrier of their genes.

Ever the realist, Kian is skeptical and refuses his sister's plea to attempt the Dormant's activation. But when his enemies learn of the highly coveted soothsayer's existence and attempt to grab her, he rushes her to the safety of his keep. Inexorably drawn to Syssi's shy beauty, Kian is startled by feelings he had sworn off long ago. Tormented by past mistakes, he wrestles with his conscience as he is tempted to explore her budding interest in the spicy passions he favors.
When Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab, it fails to predict, not only that her boss is an immortal who would drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future, but the professor's imposing brother who would alter her own.

Despite his better judgement, will Kian succumb to Syssi's irresistible pull? And will Syssi discover that the man igniting her startlingly dark desires is a nearly two-thousand-year-old immortal?

Warning. This book contains hot scenes and adult themes. Reader discretion is advised.


I received this Dark Stranger through the Amazon Prime program. I found the premise intriguing. It is definitely different from what I have come to expect from the paranormal/urban fantasy genre. As I am writing this post I am 35% into it, and so far it is ok.


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Trust the enemy?

Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man…and he's holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor's eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk?

Undercover agent Nick Connolly has met Kody before and knows she might very well blow his cover. Though determined to maintain his facade, he can't let Kody die. He won't. And his decision to change his own rules of law and order are about to make all hell break loose.

I am reading Law and Disorder courtesy of Barnes and Noble serial reads.  I am currently at chapter 6 and I am yet to be wowed.  


RECENTLY FINISHED

White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2)  Hart of His: A Wounded Hero Romance (Cale & Mickey Book 2) by [Arcane, Annie]



Review

 NEXT ON MY LIST


Bittersweet Darkness: A Novel of The Order by [Croft, Nina]  Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book 1) by [Ruggle, Katie] 34845082

What have you read, what are you currently reading and what do you plan to read next? 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

INTERVIEW and GUEST POST: BRENDA NOVAK

Today I have the pleasure of hosting Brenda Novak author of 
Finding Our Forever




Title: Finding Our Forever
Author: Brenda Novak
Series: Silver Spring
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: March 21, 2017
Buy: Amazon


New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes readers to the town of Silver Springs, where surprises wait around every corner!

The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch's owner, that she's really her daughter? Cora's not sure she can do that, not unless she's confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner, Aiyana's adopted son and ranch manager, that decision becomes even more difficult.

Although Elijah can't deny his deep attraction to Cora, he's always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there's something about the ranch's newest employee that isn't exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he's long been waiting for.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

CURRENT BOOK DEALS: Freebies and Bargains.

TOTALLY ADDICTED TO READING


All deals are current at the time of posting

 Prices and availability may differ from one region to another.  These titles were chosen because I read and enjoyed them, or due to their positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

New Books are added each week. Check out the latest deals below.

Friday, June 09, 2017

REVIEW TOUR: WHITE HOT by ILONA ANDREWS


The Hidden Legacy series continues as Nevada and Rogan
navigate 
a world where magic is the norm . . . and their relationship burns
hot.


Title: White Hot 
Author: Ilona Andrews 
Series: Hidden Legacy #2 
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Published: May 30, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy 
Source: Edelweiss
Reading Challenge: 2017 New ReleaseNetgalley and Edelweiss


The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New
York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan
navigate a world where magic is the norm . . . and their relationship burns
hot.

Nevada
Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's
used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and
close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against
the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before,
bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

Rogan is a
billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever,
despite Nevada's "talent." But there's no hiding the sparks between
them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally,
and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that
nothing burns like ice.



Thursday, June 08, 2017

Book Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews












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Title: Burn for Me
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Publisher: Avon 
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Source: Purchased
Format: ebook
Buy: Amazon


#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.