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 – Partials by Dan Wells
- 4.5 Star Review – The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance by Delilah S. Dawson
- 4 Star Review – The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin
- 4 Star Review – Darius by Grace Burrowes
- 4 & 3.5 Star Review – Lover At Last by J.R. Ward (Joint Review)
- 4 Star Review – Leaving Poppy by Kate Cann
- 4 Star Review – Seal of Destiny by Traci Douglass
- 3.5 Star Review – Unearthed by C.J. Barry
- 3.5 Star Review – Double Enchantment by Kathryne Kennedy
- Sunday Love-in with Nicola Cornick and her Favourite Smexy Scene from Forbidden
- Debut Author Spotlight: Lindsey Piper “Silent Warrior” (Paranormal Romance)
- Bookish News: Sylvia Day’s Seven Figure Deal, Hugo Nominees Announced, Petition Against Amazon’s Return Policy & More!
- Laura discusses reviews: How Do You Rate Yours?
- New Season, New Shows: Carolyn and Gemma discuss what’s hot and what’s not in TV (Part 1)
- Author Brooklyn Chase Lists Her Top Ten Favourite Things to Chase off the Blues
- New Series Alert: Flirting With Fangs by Ashlyn Chase
- Aprils Book Club Pick
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- Winners: Lover at Last by J. R. Ward – Louise B, Peter Gilby, Traci Olsen, Clare Perquin and Chris Bails
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This week I started and finished Just for Now by Abbi Glines. It’s a New Adult contemporary romance and it was pretty good. I did have a few issues with it but it was easy reading and I glommed it in one sitting – review to come. I’m also half way through three books: Notorious by Nicola Cornick, the 4th book in the Scandalous Women of the Ton historical romance series, Hot Blooded, the 2nd book in Amanda Carlson’s Jessica McCain series and a romantic suspense/adventure, The Legend of the Crystal Lens by Samantha Graves, which is also our Book Club pick for April (join the discussion April 26th).
However, the big news is that I managed to buy one of my most anticipated reads earlier than the set pub date this week; Touch & Geaux by Abigail Roux, the 6th book in the AMAZING Cut & Run series. I just love this series soooo much, but with one thing and another my reading time was seriously limited and I haven’t managed to get very far. The reason is it’s on my iPad Mini, so I can’t read it in the bath like I can the books above (which are physical copies) and as soon as I’m out of the bath… life takes over. It’s very annoying. But I’m determined that nothing will get in the way of me and my two favourite FBI boys this week…
I’ve had the week off work this week, which does mean I’ve had no time for listening to any audiobooks, but I have managed to watch a good couple of Pixar films with my son, including watching Cars for the very first time . On the reading front, as I predicted last week I finished reading Lover At Last and then did a really fun 3-way joint review with Gemma and Vickie. If you missed it, you can read it here.
I then finished reading a great novella Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews, which is part of the Kate Daniels series. Really good fun, I’m such a big fan of this series and this novella demonstrates kick-ass Kate at her finest, plus a few drunken norse men, and some vampires and dwarves added into the mix for good measure. Next up on my reading list is A Stitch In Time by Amanda James, a new time-travel romance sent to me for review which looks good. That’s it from me, have a great week!
This week I’ve finished Dark Magic by James Swain and read Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost. I loved Twice Tempted but I think that has more to do with a certain dark prince than the plot line, what can I say other than whenever I pick up Frost’s books I feel at home and in my eyes she can do no wrong even if Vlad is a bit of a chauvinist. Keeping with the vampire theme I have just started Pretty When They Collide by Rhiannon Frater, somedays I can’t get enough of the bloodsucking monsters.
I’ve only bought one book this week, Breathe by Sarah Crossan, which is a YA dystopian novel, it was on a cheap Kindle read, so I thought why not.
Next week I hope to read Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead and if I manage to finish it i may stick with Mead and read The Indigo Spell. Hope you have a great week.
This week I finished Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost, which was really good- a lot better than I’ve come to expect from sequels lately. I also read The Calling by Kelley Armstrong, which I had put off reading because I knew I would be waiting for bated breath for The Rising: now that The Rising has finally released I had no excuses. It was a little slow at first, but was soon up to Kelley Armstrong’s usual high standards. I also started Lover At Last by J.R. Ward, but I just haven’t had the time to devote to such a big book as I have just got a job and am currently adapting.
Next week I hope to be more settled, and finish Lover At Last, and make a start on the other books that have been piling up recently. I usually have a pile, but it’s getting ridiculous now.
I received The Rising this week, which I was very excited about, even though I hadn’t quite finished The Calling at that point. Now that I have finished, I’m even more excited for the last installment, so that should be high on my TBR. I also bought and received The Legend of the Crystal Lens by Samantha Graves, and On the Edge by Ilona Andrews, both of which are our Book Club Picks. I bought Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley for my Kindle: it’s the first in the Chaos series, and I’m really excited to read some more about the M.C, as the wait for Sons Of Anarchy is taking it’s toll and I need something to tide me over.
That’s all for this week, folks.
Well, this week was slightly more productive than the last few weeks. While I did finish Lover At Last, I also eventually finished Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake, which was a really awesome read. I’m now dying to read Dead Man’s Deal as I am sure that a few of the open plotlines in this book are going to be explored further. Meanwhile, I have just starred Wicked as She Wants by Delilah S. Dawson. I’ve only just started this book, but already it looks to be just as good as the first. I did get a big surprise as some of my comments on the first book had been quoted in the ebook. I now can’t wait to get my physical copy as right now I am reading an eArc.
After I finish this book, I don’t know what I am going to read. I’m either going to read London Falling by Paul Cornell, Costume not Included by Matthew Hughes or The Harlot by Saskia Walker. I’ll see how the spirit takes me.
This week I bought a few ebooks, one of which was due to Carolyn’s recommendation. I bought Wallbanger after reading Carolyn’s review. I’m looking forward to reading this. I also bought May’s Book Club read On the Edge by Ilona Andrews.
This week I managed to go to the cinema and went to see The Crood’s. It was a really funny film and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
I’ve recently read Leaving Poppy by Kate Cann, a great novel about a girl who feels trapped by her lifestyle and makes a life-changing decision to get away from her sister. It was a thriller that had me on edge until the end and I found myself really enjoying it.
I’m now reading The Search by Nora Roberts, which I’ve only just started, but it certainly seems like it has the potential to get interesting. A missing child is a storyline with endless possibilities so I can’t wait to see where this goes.
Elsewhere, I’ve recently bought the boxset of Homeland, and am getting totally addicted to it! There are so many secrets and twists and turns to unravel that I’m placing series two straight onto my pre-order list!