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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review or a Critique? Why I blog

I love blogging and for me it's mostly all about the books. What you're reading, what you're waiting for, what you love and what you don't. I like to share those things with you too.  In order to share I need to tell you about the book and what I thought of it. A new follower had the most wonderful post about how she feels about blogging with a link to an article "Review Or Critique, Which Is It?".

I use to be ALL about the books but there is more to life than books (I've recently and reluctantly accepted this as truth) and I want to read about that too. I want to look at your pictures and weekend cooking, your races and your family. Tell me about your school classes and your students, what crafts you're doing and before/after decorating pictures. I'm enjoying the peak into your world. I don't always comment like I should but I love lurking.

I am not qualified to critique your work. I've never said I was, haven't tried to. I base all my reviews on the experience I had as a reader. Sometimes I'm pulled out of the book by formatting, typos, strange wording and I may mention it in my review but that again is based on my experience as a reader. One book was a DNF simply because the ink was missing from several spots. Hard to read what isn't there! This was no fault of the author but it was still a DNF.

Head on over to Heather's blog, she said it so well.

Happy Reading, happy everything!

Gina, a book dragon
because books are a treasure worth protecting


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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #27: Getting Real (NSFW)

Getting Real
Christiane France
978-1-61124-401-4
Amber Quill
March 2013
ebook, 23K words

male/male romance
source: private library

For TJ Delaney and Cole Labelle, it’s time to turn their lives around and get real.

TJ needs to exchange his playboy lifestyle for a job and prove he’s a responsible adult rather than a spoiled, rich brat.

Cole needs to free himself of his family’s control and their paranoid fears by proving being gay like his father is the only thing he and the man who gave him life have in common. And that by being openly gay he won’t cause them public embarrassment as his father did.

Can TJ and Cole achieve their goal of "getting real" and also find love in the process?

~*~*~
Short, quick, fun read. TJ's Dad gives him an ultimatum and now he's left with no wheels, allowance, or credit cards. Sure he can still live at home and keep his cell phone but he has no marketable skills! Or does he?

I loved Cole and his willingness to be manipulated by his family. I wanted to jump for joy at his solution.


Challenges this counts towards:
150+
Read-a-Latte
Let Me Count the Ways
Monthly Mix-up Mania
M/M Romance
ebooks
Quick Fix

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Finished Reading . . . #26: Working It Out (NSFW)

Working It Out
Sean Michael
978-1-61124-404-5
Amber Quill
March 2013
ebook, 15K words

male/male romance
source: private library

Four years ago, Luke walked out on Affton while he was still sleeping, leaving only a quick “I can’t do this” email behind. Affton has spent those four years focused on his career, a now-successful one at that. So when Affton encounters Luke in the graphics department of the company for which he now works, it rocks his world.

Insisting that Luke owes him a coffee at least, Affton finds his world further rocked when he learns why Luke left him in the first place. Can he convince Luke that he isn’t the man Luke believes him to be and that they deserve a second chance? Or will he be fated to watch Luke run away from him yet again?

~*~*~
I love second chances! This is a very short, quick read but it is a hard one emotionally as well. You see, Luke and Affton went to an office party that went bad. Roofies were involved. While the story stake place four years later, the aftereffects are still there and the talk that should have happened then, happens now. Tears are involved.

There is a happy-ever-after and the bad guys gets it where it hurts so it was a satisfying read.

Challenges this counts towards:
150+
Read-a-Latte
Let Me Count the Ways
A to Z
M/M Romance
ebooks
Quick Fix

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #25: Lock and Key (NSFW)

Lock and Key
Sasha Devlin
978-1-61124-397-0
Amber Quill
March 2013
Novella, 26K words

ebook
male/male romance
source: private library

Shane Willet has been crushing on his roommate Jake for as long as he can remember with no relief in sight. But as studious as Jake is explosive, Shane has given up hope of catching his friend's eye. In an effort to get over him, Shane allows Jake to drag him to a Key Party—a sex party where men are thrown together by chance. Shane can only hope that hot sex with a virtual stranger will help him forget.

Key Parties are nothing new to a player like Jake Ritter, but tonight he has his own agenda. It involves leaving all other men behind and finally getting Shane in bed. Unbeknownst to Shane, Jake's rigged the party for them to end up together. Under the cover of darkness, he will indulge in every kinky act that he's been imagining over the past few months in a bid to bind Shane to him with sex.

Reality more than lives up to fantasy, and both men are left raw in the aftermath of their night of pleasure. Jake may think he knows all there is to know about men and sex, but Shane is going to teach him a thing or two about love...

~*~*~
Can a book be sweet and sexy? The story starts at a Key Party one weekend. There is some back story and a little foreshadowing but the story is completely settled before the next weekend. I loved the characters at the key party, one sweet, one a little sleazy, one a jerk but all lovable in their roles.

Quick read, lots of sex :-)

Challenges this counts towards:
150+
Read-a-Latte
Let Me Count the Ways
A to Z
M/M Romance
ebooks
Quick Fix

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #24: Chaps and Hope (NSFW)

Chaps and Hope
Mossy Glenn Ranch
Bailey Bradford
978-1-78184-251-5
Total-e-Bound
2013
134 pages

male/male romance, 1st in a series
source: private library

It’ll take hard work for Carlos, Troy and Will to turn the Mossy Glenn Ranch into the successful business it used to be, and even more challenging will be making the place their home.

Carlos, Troy and Will met in Where There’s a Will. They found each other and a love not many people could imagine. It worked for them, and they’ve been handed a chance at a new life and a home of their own.

The Mossy Glenn Ranch, owned by three siblings, Nick, Rory, and Annabelle, used to be flush with success. Then the previous owners destroyed almost everything, selling their heritage right out from under the three.

They bought part of it back, and asked Carlos and his partners to make the place successful again. It’s a chance he grabs with both hands once his guys agree, but there are challenges for all of them, and Will’s desire to make the place specifically LGBT-employee friendly and safe may cause more trouble than they already find when the get to their new home.

From a situation in town that reminds Will all too much of his own abusive past, to the surprising support of many of the townsfolk, the trio find themselves facing new challenges and reaching for the love and support that grows stronger between them.

~*~*~
We've meet Carlos, Troy and Will in another series. It isn't necessary to have read the other series to enjoy this one, it only give a little background on how the three guys met. Plus, they were only supporting characters in one of the books. I'm happy to see they have their own series.

This felt real. Small-town at it's best and worst. I am disappointed in the length, not long enough! Most of the questions are answered, leaving us with a satisfying read and a little cliffhanger.

Challenges this counts towards:
150+
Read-a-Latte
Let Me Count the Ways
Monthly Mix-up Mania
A to Z
M/M Romance
ebooks
Where are you Reading?/50 States
Quick Fix

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Happy Monday

Weekly report of last week's reading and new books in the house....

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home; print, electronic and audio. Started by Marcia of The Printed Page, the mailbox is currently on tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

Thank you to February's host: Unabridged Chick
March's host is: Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums

Received for Review:


Giveaway/Contest/Gift:


from Author:


Purchased/delivered:
A Passion for Books edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan
A Town Called Valentine by Emma Cane
Finished being Fat by Betsy Schow
I Got This by Jennifer Hudson
Weight Loss Boss by David Kirchhoff
Lose Weight the Smart Low-Carb Way - cookbook from Prevention
Working it Out by Abby Rike
Coach Yourself Thin by Greg Hottinger, MPH, RD and Michael Scholtz, MA
Fat Chance by Julie Hadden
Believe It, Be It by Ali Vincent
Matt Hover's Guide to Life, Love and Losing Weight by Matt Hoover and Sheri R Colberg, PhD



added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.)
Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

Also went shopping through the free section, added a bunch then clicked Pin It
(still not finished pinning all of them)



Current Library books at the house:
Savor the Danger by Lori Foster
Fellowship of Fear by Aaron J. Elkins

A N D . . .
There are two books waiting for me to pick up. I have no idea where I'm at anymore with the rest of them....I've got over 30 books on request, most delayed.



What are you Reading?


A weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit,visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.

Finished:
It's Not Easy Being Green and Other Things to Consider by Jim Henson, The Muppets, and Friends
Flipped by Olivia Brynn
Chaps and Hope by Bailey Bradford

Books stacked by my reading chair (clean slate for the year):
The Weight of Deeds by Eli Thorpe
Howard's Gift by Eric C. Sinoway with Merill Meadow
The Holder's Dominion by Genese Davis
Black List by Brad Thor
Savor the Danger by Lori Foster



Next up:
Cat and the Lady Killer by Lisa Orchard
Finding the Voice Inside You by Jill Birth
The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club by Duncan Whitehead


Reviewed:



Did Not Finish, may try again later:



Happy Reading!


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Saturday, March 23, 2013

OT - Running

I'm trying to get healthy, lose weight, and be a runner. With those goals in mind I signed up for . . .


The hard part was saying how old I was when I signed up because my birthday falls during the run dates. Why don't you join me?

I've finished several 5k races this time I want to improve my time. Wish me luck

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Reading Thing Reading Challenge Kick-off post

Spring Reading Thing
Reading Challenge
March 20 to June 20

hosted by Sandra at The Musings of a Book Addict filling in for Katrina at Callapidder Days

Sign- up here anytime during the challenge unless you want prizes!

Briefly here is what you need to do to be a part of Spring Reading Thing 2013:
  • Make a list of books you want to read or finish reading this spring. Feel free to modify the list as you go along if it isn't working for you.
  • Write a blog post containing your list and submit it to this post using the Mr. Linky on the sign-up page.
  • Check out other participants' lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile!
  • You may begin reading on the 20th!
  • Write a post about your challenge experience in June, telling us all about your experience and whether you reached our goals. REMEMBER: this is a low-pressure, stress free challenge that should be fun. As long as you do some reading this spring (and enjoy it!) that's good enough for me.

There will be TWO prizes as part of Spring Reading Thing 2013

A $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com
A $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com

To be eligible for these prizes, you must:
  1. Post your initial Spring Reading 2013 post (and enter it on the linky list on my blog) by midnight on March 24th
  2. AND post a wrap-up post on your blog at the end of the challenge (and enter it on the linky list I'll have up then) by midnight on June 24th

Reading List
3 review books
3 library books
3 TBR books (pre-2013)
3 non-fiction



I'm sure I'll be reading more than 12 books this spring but I'm not sure if they'll fit the requirements!

June 7: quick update
3 review books ~ 2 down
3 library books ~ check
3 TBR books (pre-2013)
3 non-fiction ~ 1 down



Six more books and not enough time!


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Monday, March 18, 2013

Book Thoughts . . . a work in progress

Books I have reviewed
or at least posted Thoughts on
Alphabetically by Title

still need to do 2014-2016


~ # ~
52 Small Changes, part 1 - non-fiction, health/fitness :: reviewed on amazon
10,000 Dresses, picture book

~ A ~
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - young adult, banned/challenged
After Etan - non-fiction, missing child case (heartbreaking)
Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead - Paranormal (Vampires), YA
And Tango Makes Three, picture book
Any Witch Way - Young Adult, paranormal
Are you there God? It's me, Margaret -

~ B ~
Bodyguards in Bed - Contemporary Romance, anthology
Bonds of the Maleri - SciFi/Romance, male/male
The Book of Lies -
Bring Me Home for Christmas - series, romance
Brown Bear, Brown Bear - picture book, banned/challenged

~ C ~
The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae - Regency Romance ~part of a series~
The Cat Who Went into the Closet - series, cozy, cats
Catching Fireflies - Contemporary Romance (strong anti-bullying storyline) ~part of a series~
Chasing Perfect - contemporary romance ~part of a series~
The Christmas Clock - Romance, Inspirational, Christmas
Christmas Haven - Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Circle of Magic series -
The Circle Opens series
Consent to Kill - post 9/11 espionage thriller ~repeating charactor~
Copycat Killing - series, cozy, librarian, cats, touch of paranormal
Curiosity Thrilled the Cat - series, cozy, librarian, cats, touch of paranormal

~ D ~
Dancing With Ana -
Dashing through the Snow -
Death by Cashmere -
Devil's Food Cake Murder - cozy ~part of a series~
The Different Dragon - picture book
Dogs and Goddesses -
Dragonsinger - Fantasy, Young Adult ~part of a series~

~ E ~
Eat and Run - nonfiction, Ultramarthon training/physiological aspects, recipes
Eyewall - Thriller (hurricane)

~ F ~
Falling into the Sun -
Familiar Vows lost review
Fearless, non-fiction -
The First Love Cookie Club - series, romance, Christmas
The Fit Factor -
Frozen Prospects - Historical Adventure Fantasy

~ G ~
The Gardner Heist - non-fiction, Art History, True Crime
Getting Real - m/m romantic erotica
Great Short Poems - 150+ short poems (less than 24 lines)


~ H ~
Hidden Talents - paranormal romance/erotica, series
A Highlander Christmas -
How Many Cats? - picture book, counting

~ I ~
If a Dog Could Blog - picture book, humor

It's Not Easy Being Green  by Jim Henson, The Muppets, and Friends - Non-fiction, motivational, quotes

~ J ~
James and the Giant Peach -
Janeology - family drama, courtroom, nature vs nurture
Just One Wish -

~ K ~
Killer Weekend - suspense, DNF

~ L ~
Lara - fantasy ~ part of a series
The Last Herald Mage trilogy -
Lifting the Wheel of Karma - fiction, spirituality, young adult
Liver Let Die - cozy ~part of a series~
Lost for Christmas -

~ M ~
The Mage Storms trilogy -
Magic or Madness, trilogy -
Magic Strikes -
The Magical Christmas Cat -
The Male Factor -non-fiction
Married in Seattle -

Mastered by Love  by Stephanie Laurens - Regency-era romance, part of a series
Midnight Promises - series, contemporary romance
Mind Over Murder - series, cozy, bookstore
Miracle in Sumatra - picture book
The Misfit of Supernatural High - Young Adult, paranormal
The Missing Monarch  by Rachelle McCalla - Christian, Romantic Suspense, series
Mistaken Identity -non-fiction


Moosed-Up  by Tiffinie Helmer - Romance, series


~ N ~
Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night - picture book, Christian
Nitt Witt Hill - Political Humor
The Noticer -

~ O ~
One Silent Sleepless Night - nonfiction, memoirs, Christian
One Weekend - alternative romance

~ P ~
P.A.C.E. - The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution - nonfiction, health/fitness
People of the Book -
Perfect Bait - erotic romance/suspense
The Perks of being a Wallflower -
Pick of the Litter - long chapter book
Pieces of a Rainbow - short story collection
The Pizza Mystery (Boxcar Children) - series, chapter book
A Place to Die - Mystery
The Priest and the Peaches - young adult historical fiction
Protector of the Small series - fantasy,

~ Q ~
Quinn - romance, western ~part of a series~

~ R ~
Raising Dragons - series, Fantasy, Juvenile Fiction, Christian
Red in the Flower Bed - picture book, adoption
<a href="http://www.bookdragonslair.com/2013/01/finished-reading-on-4-short.html" target="_blank">The Reluctant Vampire
by Carla Krea – paranormal short
 
Repairing Rainbows - nonfiction, memoir
Rewriting Mondays -

The Runaway Shopping Cart  by Kathy Long - picture book



~ S ~

Sand Castle Bay  by Sherryl Woods - romance, series (long post)
Slave to Sensation -
Soft Spots -

A Soldier's Choice  by D. L. Warner - Sci-Fi/Futuristic, Military, Romance, gay
The Sportscaster's Guide to Watching Football -
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes -
The Summer of Cotton Candy -
Summer on Blossom Street
The Summoning

~ T ~
Tails of Love - romance (with a little help from animals)
The Tallest of smalls - picture book, Inspirational
Telling Lies - detective, 9/11

Temporary Mark  by Kim Dare - male/male romance, light BDSM
Tempting the Beast
There's No Such Thing as a Dragon - picture book

They Walk Among Us  by T. A. Chase - Sci-Fi/Futuristic, Action, Romance
Time Slice - contemporary fantasy

Trace of Fever  by Lori Foster - part of a series (Edge of Honor), Romantic Suspense
'Twas the Night After Christmas - historical romance

~ U ~
The Unlikely Wife - historical inspirational romance

~ V ~
Vengeance - suspense, audio
Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue - romantic suspense
Voice for the Silent - alternative romance

~ W ~
Wait Until Twilight -
The Wallflowers series -
The Warrior Heir -
Water Witch -

What Chris Wants  by Lori Foster - part of a series (Edge of Honor)
When You Dare  by Lori Foster - part of a series (Edge of Honor), Romantic Suspense
White Sleeper - Thriller, terrorist threat

Three books about Women's Running  - non-fiction, one a DNF

William's House  by Amber Kell - male/male romance, paranormal (quick thoughts)
Wind Chime Point  by Sherryl Woods - romance series

With This Kiss by Eloisa James (part One, Two and Three) - Regency-era Romance, 200 pages tota
Working it Out  by Sean Michael - m/m romance, second chances
Worth the Weight  by Mara Jacobs - part of a series, contemporary romanc

~ X ~


~ Y ~
Yellow Moon - horror, paranormal

~ Z ~



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Finished Reading . . . #23: It's Not Easy Being Green

It's Not Easy Being Green
and Other Things to Consider
Jim Henson, The Muppets, and Friends
1-4013-0242-4
Hyperion
2005
197 pages

Non-fiction, motivational, quotes
everybody
source: private library

There are few things that evoke such a universal feeling of warmth and humor as the work of Jim Henson. In his own words, as well as those of some of his best-known characters like Kermit the Frog and Ernie, we’ll get a glimpse of the philosophy and humor that was so essential to Jim’s creations. We’ll also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the collaborative spirit of this gentle artistic genius from the people Jim knew, loved, and inspired.

This uplifting collection of quotes, stories, anecdotes, songs, and insights gives new life to Jim’s magical world. With chapters titled Dynamite Determination; Listen to Your Heart; Together We Can Do It; It Starts When We’re Kids; and A Part of Everything and Everyone, It’s Not Easy Being Green is by turns entertaining, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, reminding us that every day counts. Readers young and old will cherish this collection.

Culled from The Jim Henson Company archives, program transcripts, personal letters, and interviews, along with some of Jim’s never-before-published writings, It’s Not Easy Being Green is a testament to the legacy of a man who changed the way we see the world.

~*~*~
Fun. Cute. Read through quickly the first time then go back, randomly reading pages. Did you know we almost missed out on the Muppets?

Quotes from Jim, co-workers, family, celebrities, and Muppets. You have to love a book with quotes from "Ma Otter" taken just as seriously as quotes from Ray Charles. There is a quick background on each of those with quotes in the back of the book with Anthony Minghella (director of The English Patient) getting as much to say about them as Cotterpin Doozer and Mokey Fraggle (both from Fraggle Rock).

There is life advise, work advise, parenting advise, all around how to be a great guy advise. I've got several pages bookmarked and plan on adding the inspiration to my planner.
If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.



Challenges this counts towards:
150+
Read-a-Latte
Let Me Count the Ways
Colorful
Color Coded
What an Animal
Quick Fix
Monthly Key Word
Monthly Mix-up Mania
Nerdy Non-Fiction
A to Z

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Happy Monday

Weekly report of last week's reading and new books in the house....

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home; print, electronic and audio. Started by Marcia of The Printed Page, the mailbox is currently on tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

Thank you to February's host: Unabridged Chick
March's host is: Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums

Received for Review:


Giveaway/Contest/Gift:


from Author:


Purchased/delivered:
It's Not Easy Being Green and other Things to Consider by Jim Henson, The Muppets, and Friends
Now and Forever by Ray Bradbury (single binding of Somewhere a Band is Playing and Leviathan '99)
Moonshell Beach by JoAnn Ross
The Book of Mormon Girl by Joanna Brooks


added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.)
The Philadelphia Patriots by V. K. Sykes (sports-themed romance, boxed set)
Trace the Fever by Lori Foster

Also went shopping through the free section, added a bunch then clicked Pin It
(still not finished pinning all of them)



Current Library books at the house:
Savor the Danger by Lori Foster
Fellowship of Fear by Aaron J. Elkins

A N D . . .
There are two books waiting for me to pick up. I have no idea where I'm at anymore with the rest of them....I've got over 30 books on request, most delayed.



What are you Reading?


A weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit,visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.

Finished:
The Heir Apparent by Tere Michaels
Trace the Fever by Lori Foster

Books stacked by my reading chair (clean slate for the year):
The Weight of Deeds by Eli Thorpe
Howard's Gift by Eric C. Sinoway with Merill Meadow
The Holder's Dominion by Genese Davis
Black List by Brad Thor



Next up:
Cat and the Lady Killer by Lisa Orchard
Finding the Voice Inside You by Jill Birth
The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club by Duncan Whitehead


Reviewed:



Did Not Finish, may try again later:



Happy Reading!


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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #22 (NSFW)

Trace of Fever
Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor
Lori Foster
978-0373775750
Harlequin
May 2011
400 pages

Romantic Suspense
18+
source: private library

Undercover mercenary Trace Rivers loves the adrenaline rush of a well-planned mission. First he'll earn the trust of corrupt businessman Murray Coburn, then gather the proof he needs to shut down the man's dirty smuggling operation. It's a perfect scheme—until Coburn's long-lost daughter saunters in with her own deadly plan for revenge.

With a smile like an angel and fire in her eyes, Priscilla Patterson isn't who she seems to be. But neither is the gorgeous bodyguard who ignites all her senses. Joining forces to plot Coburn's downfall, Priss and Trace must fight the undeniable heat between them. For one wrong move, one lingering embrace, will expose them to the wrath of a merciless opponent….

~*~*~
Yikes! A romance book with a decidedly sickening story line. Well, corrupt "businessman" deals in human trafficking. So yeah, the hero is there to shut him down but anyone in that line of work has to be off a little mentally. We didn't spend a lot of time with the merchandise (thank Heavens), but interactions between Coburn and his girlfriend are a little off putting.

This book has kidnapping, rescue, true love, and surprises. Great addition to a series about men with the skills, training and knowledge to do all that is necessary.


Ready for the next book, Savor the Danger, which is already in the house!


Challenges this counts towards:
52 in 52
A to Z 
150+
Read-a-Latte
Let Me Count the Ways
Romantic Suspense
ebook
In the Middle
Monthly Mix-up Mania



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Alphabet Blogging. . .

am I? Can I post not only every day but following guidelines? Not sure. But just in case ;-) Plus I get to tell you all about it!
The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenges to post the letter of the alphabet every day during the month of April, with Sundays off for good behavior. We will start with A on Monday April 1st. Whether you go with a theme or freestyle, your post must match the letter of the alphabet for that day.

You'd think this would be easy. I have a book blog, I could post about titles or authors each day. I'm also looking to improve my fitness and health. Add redecorating, charity work, and de-cluttering plus beginning gardening and I could blog about anything and everything.

Well, think again! When you sign up, you are asked to classify your blog. Think "my blog is mainly about . . ." and you'll get the idea. There are 22 areas to claim and you only get one! Of course, I'll pick books.  ;-)



Challenge: Blogging from A to Z

Where: at it's own blog also facebook and Twitter (#AtoZChallenge)

When: April 2013

Hosted by: 13 Ambassadors

Requirements: Post about that days letter, each day. There are a couple of others and if you don't blog a few days in a row, you'll be deleted from the list. Check out the sign up page and join us!

Petrea? Have you ever done A to Z photo?

Thanks to Charmaine Clancy for posting about the challenge, even though she's not participating this year.



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Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Monday

Weekly report of last week's reading and new books in the house....

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home; print, electronic and audio. Started by Marcia of The Printed Page, the mailbox is currently on tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

Thank you to February's host: Unabridged Chick
March's host is: Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums

Received for Review:


Giveaway/Contest/Gift:


from Author:


Purchased/delivered:
Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams
Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.)
Chasing Shadows: Shadow Ops Book #1 by CJ Lyons
The Deep Zone by James M. Tabor
It’s in His Kiss by Julia Quinn (audio too)
I Kissed an Earl by Julie Anne Long
Kiss of Surrender by Sandra Hill
Death is Forever by Elizabeth Lowell
Miss Davenport’s Christmas by M.C. Beaton

Also went shopping through the free section, added a bunch then clicked Pin It
(still not finished pinning all of them)



Current Library books at the house:
Black List by Brad Thor
Beginner's Running Guide by Hal Hidgon
Deadly Politics by Maggie Sefton (not her knitting series so we'll see)
The Shining by Stephen King

A N D . . .
There are two books waiting for me to pick up. I have no idea where I'm at anymore with the rest of them....I've got over 30 books on request, most delayed.



What are you Reading?


A weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit,visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.

Finished:
When You Dare by Lori Foster
The Best by Tinnean
Trunk and a Skunk by Joyee Flynn
Spit and Bellows by Joyee Flynn
Whiskers, Mane, and a Biter  by Joyee Flynn

Books stacked by my reading chair (clean slate for the year):
The Weight of Deeds by Eli Thorpe
Howard's Gift by Eric C. Sinoway with Merill Meadow
The Holder's Dominion by Genese Davis
Black List by Brad Thor
The Heir Apparent by Tere Michaels


Next up:
Cat and the Lady Killer by Lisa Orchard
Finding the Voice Inside You by Jill Birth
The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club by Duncan Whitehead


Reviewed:



Did Not Finish, may try again later:



Happy Reading!


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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #19 (NSFW)

Spits and Bellows
Midnight Matings
Joyee Flynn
978-1-62241-529-8
Siren Publishing
October 2012
110 pages

Romance, m/m
adult themes
source: private library

After Huckleberry drank the spiked toast at the UPAC conference, he had but one thought on his mind… Claim a mate. He jumped the first good-looking stranger he didn’t think would eat him, and manic need took over. Unfortunately, the man he picked was less than thrilled.

Peyton just wanted to be left alone and keep to his strict work schedule. Was that really too much to ask? He’d gone to the UPAC conference to get his required attendance for the decade out of the way. He never thought he’d bring anyone home. But when Huck tries desperately to make up for what he’s done to Peyton and nothing helps, he works himself to exhaustion. And with the strange anger issues and quirks his mate has, he doesn’t see the loving mating he always dreamed of. Will he even last the required four years?

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Not the best "first" book of the series to read but still a good addition to it. Peyton's father is a Duke so marrying someone not of his family's choosing throws a serious damper on things. So does his OCD, and Huck's desire to be loved. Desire so deep he'll do anything. This is a HEA story.



Challenges this counts towards:
150+
Read-a-Latte
Let Me Count the Ways
ebooks
A to Z
male/male romance
Monthly Mix-up Mania
Paranormals
What an Animal
Where are you reading?/50 States




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