Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week…



So this week I have managed to lift my reading skirts, so to speak! I’m finally nearing the end of EMBRACE THE HIGHLAND WARRIOR by Anita Clenney, I’m really enjoying it and loving the mix of paranormal and hot Scottish men in kilts! 😉 Next on my reading list is IMPULSE by Moira Rogers, I reviewed Cipher on the blog this week and gave it a whopping 4.5/5 (and you all know I’m a meanie with my ratings!), this series really is great, I’m hoping that IMPULSE does not fail to deliver.

My current audiobook continues to be LADY OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS by C.L. Wilson, which is book two in the Tairen Soul series. It’s had quite  bit of a slow start so far, I’m hoping the action picks up soon as I do really enjoy the tender romance in this series.

I can’t believe that this day next week will be Christmas Eve… starting to get rather excited about Christmas, I really ought to get some Christmas cards written though!


Well, I finally finished, both THE PRINCE and ROMANCING THE HOLIDAYS. This isn’t a reflection on how bad the books are, in fact The Prince was a brilliant read and has left me pining for the next instalment in The Original Sinners Series. Sadly, this isn’t out till July next year.

I haven’t started reading anything just yet, but have decided to start THE MAD SCIENTIST’S DAUGHTER before SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY’S. This is mainly due to me needing some Urban Fantasy type reading.

Again, this week has been pretty quiet, but I did manage to go see SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS. I had planned to review this for the usual Friday Film Review, but with a combination of work and doing some Christmas Shopping I had missed, I just never found the time. I will finish this review, as I really enjoyed the film.

My book buying has been very good this week. Again, I didn’t buy anything. Maybe I will get some of my TBR books knocked off the list.

Till next week, keep safe!


This week I’ve read SPINTERED by A.G. Howard, it is a different, darker spin of the Alice in Wonderland world and I thoroughly enjoyed it, review will come soon. I have also picked up THE BOOK OF THE FORSAKEN by Yannis Karatsioris and CROSSING THE RUBICON by R.C. Ritcher.

Shockingly I have not purchased any new books this week but I have been adding lots to my wishlist, let’s hope the husband can take a hint 😉

Next week I need to start and finish all my Christmas shopping, time just goes too fast, and hopefully get chance to read a few more books such as FANGTABULOUS by Lucienne Diver, as I’m in a little need of some vampire action, ALTERNITY by Mari Mancusi and BARELY HUMAN by Trace Riles. What will you be reading?

I am also visiting the cinema to watch The Hobbit, I’m quite excited and hoping it will live up to my expectations.


So it was another week of fairly low productivity on the reading front. I finished REDEMPTION by Susannah Sandlin which I thought was a bit below average. I felt that the plot was just too similar to The Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian and I only marginally liked that series. I then went back and re-read ALPHA ORIGINS by Ilona Andrews to give myself a little perk up with something I knew was going to be good before I soldiered on with ECKO RISING by Danie Ware, which I am due to review. I started this book back in early November and it was such hard going that I had to give it a little rest. I still expect everyone to read my review even though I just gave you an eeny teeny review of what I thought of it 😉 After finishing ECKO RISING I started TEARS IN RAIN by Rosa Montero. This book started out quite well with its Blade Runner-esque plot with replicants and a murder mystery to solve. I was enjoying it until I came to a part where the lead character referred to her ‘android vagina’. BARF!!! Completely unnecessary and now I have started to notice other small flaws and holes. I will perservere though as I need to know ‘who dunnit’. Hopefully in this lead up to Christmas and last week of work I can get a few more books read next week.

Other than that I can proudly announce that my Christmas tree is up. I would post a picture but almost got hypothermia finding it and still haven’t thawed out yet. Maybe next week! Happy reading!


Quite a busy reading week for me this week! I started off by finishing LADY SOPHIE’S CHRISTMAS WISH by Grace Burrowes, which I really enjoyed as a light-hearted Christmas story. It was a great historical romance, and I’d love to read more in the Windham series by this author.

Next up I moved onto reading TAKEN by Benedict Jacka, the third novel in the Alex Verus series, which I enjoyed a lot more than the previous books. This series is getting increasingly better, and I find myself looking forward to the fourth book, Chosen.

I’m currently reading TIMELESS by Gail Carriger, the fifth and final novel in her Parasol Protectorate series. I haven’t read much so far but it is a breath of fresh air to be reunited with Alexia Tarabotti for the last time. I’ve loved the previous books in the series, and I can’t wait to reach the end of this final book.

Also a fairly busy week as I finished university for the Christmas holidays! Looking forward to having a nice relaxing Christmas, as soon as my essays are out the way… also looking forward to seeing The Hobbit film this week! :)


Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!

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