Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week…
- 4.5 Star Review - Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey
- 4.5 Star Review - Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
- 4.5 Star Review - Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
- 4.5 & 4 Star Review - Gilded by Karina Cooper (Joint Review)
- 4 Star Review - Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
- 4 Star Review - Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia
- 3.5 Star Review - Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
- 3 Star Review – Immortal Trust by Claire Ashgrove
- 3 Star Review - Changeling Moon by Dani Harper
- Debut Author Spotlight: Tara Quan “Tower in the Woods” (Sci-Fi Romance) – read here
- Bookish News: Master of Horror Dies, The Science of Books, Divergent Casting Revealed & More! – read here
- Smexy Books’ Mandi and Tori List Their Top Picks in Erotic Romance – read here
- Where Stories are Made with Urban Fantasy Author Lauren Grimley – read here
- New Series Alert: Beri O’Dell by Rinda Elliott – read here
- Bobby’s Hottest Werewolf Heroes – read here
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- Enter to Win: Unforeseen by Lauren Grimley (ends 27/03/13)
- Enter to Win: Lover at Last by J. R. Ward (ends 31/03/13)
- We’re giving away a big box of books: Winner – Joanne Blunt
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However, I did manage a couple of chapters of Losing It, but don’t really have an opinion about it as yet, too early to tell. This coming week I’m hoping to start Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson, book #2 in the Jessica McClain urban fantasy series, as I managed to snag a review copy – woo hoo. Plus I don’t know how, but I didn’t post my review of Full Blooded (book #1) when I read it months ago (!), so that will be posted very soon.
A better week for me, I read Isolation and Fragments both by Dan Wells, Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater. All great and I feel like I’ve come home after a long time without picking up a book, especially after getting a vampire fix.
I did buy Isolation by Dan Wells as I kept wondering what caused the partials to turn on their creators and I’m glad I did, it answered a few questions, I also bought my most anticipated read of 2013 Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Huge smile and this will be devoured soon, lets hope I’m not left disappointed, beautiful cover and great series so far.
Next week I hope to pick up Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart, Dark Magic by James Swain and Clockwork Princess as I’m dreaming of Jem and Will already, eeeek I’m too excited to wait much longer!
Well this week I discovered another little book pop onto my Kindle that I don’t remember ordering which was Grave Secret by Sierra Dean. This is the fifth in the series and I thought at book three that I didn’t want to finish the series and definitely, absolutely, not going to buy anymore. The heroine, Secret is not very likeable and not in the ‘oh you are interesting but unlikeable’ kind of way. I can’t understand how so many of the main squeezes in the books are so in love with her. The only thing I think she is pretty good at is jumping into bed with all of the 3 lead guys in the book (not at once but close enough).
I also had Emperors Soul by Brandon Sanderson arrive on my Kindle and I don’t even remember ordering it. Uh oh! Sanderson, delivers another fantastic book, this time only a novella though. After reading and reviewing Monster Hunter International I went onto read Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia. It was just as good as the first one and even more nerve racking. Keeping on the monster theme I also started Monster Hunter Alpha which is completely different and written in various POVs. I just this evening finished a book I am going to review soon - Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri so check out what I thought of it. I also bought London Falling by Paul Cornell so will probably read that next week and finish off Monster Hunter Alpha so come back next week and see what I thought of these two books. Until then, happy reading!
This week was an even worse reading week than last week. You would think that reviewing would make you read more, but that doesn’t seem to have been the case. I only managed to finish one book, which was After Hours by Cara McKenna. I requested it from Netgalley, and did a little (or not so little) happy dance when I was accepted. The story was great, if reminiscent of Unwilling Victim by the same author (which I read last week). I did also get most of the way through Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan, which is bloody awesome so far, but I just haven’t had the time again .
Next week I fully intend to read more than I did this week (which isn’t exactly a challenge). I need to finish Winterblaze and get some review writing done, at the very least.
I don’t *think* I bought any books this week, although that does seem very unlike me. Instead, I fell victim to the attractions of Netgalley and Edelweiss, as Carolyn warned me I would. Oh, I’ve remembered a book I bought – Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh. I have heard good things about this series, and this was only £1.99 on Kindle at the time, so that’s not too bad. My self-control is terrible, but I’m glad I bought a book, because otherwise I would have been worried I was coming down with something. Also, I preordered Lover At Last by J.R. Ward ages ago, and it currently says dispatching soon from Amazon, so I will get my hands on that – at last :p.
Here’s to a better reading week for me, and a good week in general for you .
So I’ve been absent from the Weekly Roundup for the last couple of weeks, but I have been busily reading some great books! I’ve recently read Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey, and my review is already up on BCC. It was a fantastic book and totally unlike anything I’ve read before. I can’t recommend this one highly enough!
Then I read a multitude of books from publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca, whose romance novels we frequently review here on BCC. I’ve read Double Enchantment by Kathryne Kennedy, The Magic of “I Do” by Tammy Falkner and Bite Me, Your Grace by Brooklyn Ann. There were a lot of mixed opinions about theses books when I read them, although the overall consensus was very good and I can’t wait to share my reviews of these titles.
I’ve now moved onto reading The Season of Passage by Christopher Pike, which is a cross between science fiction and horror and has a really good build up of suspense so far. It’s about a space exploration on Mars and the horrors that may await on that unknown planet, so there is definitely a lot of scope for an exciting plot and I can’t wait to find out how it ends.