Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy Monday

Started by Marcia, Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home; print, electronic and audio. Stop by the blog to see who else has posted. Just be prepared for the side effect of a growing TBR list/pile!

~ here are the new books in my house this week ~

Pecan Pies and Homicides by Ellery Adams
A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, published 2014

Her Charmed Pie Shoppe is open for business, but baker Ella Mae LeFaye is about to discover solving a murder is not as easy as pie…

Owning the Charmed Pie Shoppe and serving enchanted treats in the magical town of Havenwood, Georgia, seemed like a little slice of heaven for Ella Mae LeFaye. But now her hopes for both a lasting romance with Hugh Dylan and business success are starting to seem like pie in the sky, and Ella’s left wondering: Where has the magic gone?

When an enchanted grove is set ablaze, Ella realizes she has more grave problems. With her magic waning, she’s going to have to sleuth from scratch to stop an arsonist who has no respect for sacred ground—or human life…

Playing with Fire by J. J. Cook
A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery, published 2014

Welcome to Sweet Pepper, Tennessee. Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s home to the hottest and sweetest peppers in the world—as well as at least one ghost and a hotbed of secrets…

Fire Chief Stella Griffin is working to solve the mysterious death of her predecessor, Eric Gamlyn—who also haunts her cabin. Yet the more she learns, the more burning questions she must answer. Just as Stella thinks she has a lead from Deputy Chum, someone snuffs her hopes—and the lawman.

Adding fuel to the fire, Stella’s parents soon arrive—with her ex-boyfriend—hoping to persuade her to return to Chicago. Now Stella is torn between the life she left behind and uncovering what happened to her ghostly friend. But she’d better think fast or more than her investigation could go up in flames…

Hope Flames by Jaci Burton
A Hope Novel, published 2014

When it comes to love, they already know the rules…by heart.

Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she’s not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.

That’s fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he’s devoted to the only faithful companion in his life—his police dog. Still, there’s something about Emma he can’t shake.

When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they’re giving each other something they thought they’d lost forever…hope.

Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan
a Carpathian Novel, published 2014

Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk.

King's Cure by Daniel Hood 
Fanuilh series

Liam Rhenford has traveled to the royal capital of Torquay to investigate new trade routes for hte Duke. But Liam hasn't been told his true mission: to deliver a magical remedy to King Nicanor IV. That's why Liam is surprised when he discovers people will kill to get their hands on the package he's carrying. And when someone is murdered, Liam is blamed. Now on the run, Liam and his dragon familiar, Funuilh, must somehow prove his innocence, deliver the potion, and discover the traitor--all before Liam is captured and hanged for a crime he didn't commit...

~ Review Book ~

When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries
Dukes' Men series, release date: Jan 21

Victor Cale never imagined his sweet, shy wife, Isabella, would use her talent for creating exquisite imitation jewels for criminal pursuits. But there’s no denying it was Isa’s handiwork that turned up in the brazen heist of the Dutch royal family’s diamonds after she disappeared into the night.

Ten years later, still reeling from her betrayal and enraged that her duplicitous side was so undetectable, the sexy investigator heads to Edinburgh, where his cousin Maximilian has landed him a job tailing a wealthy baron’s bride-to-be. Simple enough—until the “fiancĂ©e” in question proves to be Isa, masquerading as an alluringly eligible young widow.

No longer the meek and mild girl he once knew, the bold woman vehemently asserts that it was Victor who abandoned her. Piecing together the past to prove Isa’s innocence reawakens a volatile passion, hotter than ever. With a decade of secrets between them, Victor and Isa must trust each other in order to bring the scheming thieves to justice–without getting burned themselves.

I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added several to my ereader, most were even free.

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.) ~I find out about free/discounted ebooks at amazon mostly from Pixel of Ink. I do go through the Top 100 at amazon once in a while. I'm getting better at pinning my new ebooks, 2013's books and 2014's books

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 others and be prepared to add to your TBR pile!

Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh
Lara by Bertrice Small
Here Kitty, Kitty by Joyee Flynn
My Little Kitty by Joyee Flynn
Our Sexy Tiger by Joyee Flynn
My Angel Cheetah by Joyee Flynn
Kitty in the Middle by Joyee Flynn
Cheetah in Charge by Joyee Flynn
My Feisty Kitten by Joyee Flynn
My Spotted Dream by Joyee Flynn

Books stacked by my reading chair:

A Cowboy for Christmas by Lori Wilde 
Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Lara by Bertrice Small
. . . and about 20 other unread library books

Started in 2013 but not finished until 2014:
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries (on page . . .)
Pegasus by Kate O'Hearn (on page . . .)
Dragonwriter edited by Todd McCaffrey (on page . . .)
Mischief and Mistletoe, anthology (on page . . .)
Jockeys and Jewels by Bev Pettersen (ebook - 21% read in 2013)
Home for the Homicide by Jennie Bentley (on page . . .)
A Lady Chosen by Stephanie Laurens (ebook - 42% read in 2013)
√ Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh (ebook - 85% read in 2013, finished in 2014)

Latest Review Books:


Did Not Finish, may try again later:

Happy Reading!

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2014


Anonymous said...

We need something like Pixel of Ink Down Under - I always worry about missing out on great deals!
Love the title of the Ellery Adams book!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The cozies look great - enjoy all. I like your "pinning of new books".

Serena said...

Happy Reading

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

I love the book covers of cozy mysteries although it's not a genre I usually read. Enjoy your new books!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I like the idea of a DNF list. I wonder what books people start but do not finish. Thank you.

Here's my It's Monday post!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Lots of good looking books. I have the first of the Sabrina Jeffries series and hope to read it soon. Have a good week!

bermudaonion said...

You got a nice variety of books. I hope they're all terrific!

Carol said...

Looks like some fun books. Enjoy!

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY your books...I like the two mystery ones.

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Cheryl said...

Those first two books are going to need to be added to my wish list. I've loved mysteries since I was a kid.

Thanks for sharing. Hope you'll visit me today at

Anonymous said...

Enjoy! all of your books.

Vicki said...

Love the titles and covers of the cozies!!

Hope you enjoy all your books!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The Pecan Pies one sounds funny!

The Reading Date said...

Fun assortment of books! Hope you enjoy them all :)

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Not bad at all! I really enjoyed both the Burton and Jeffries books. I have the Feehan on my shelf waiting for me. It'll be my first of hers so kinda excited.

Happy reading!!


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