Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017
It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Purrsday












just a place to share the cute/funny/weird pictures I find while surfing....when I should be doing a whole range of things ;) Don't forget to head over to The True Book Addict because Michele has a meme going. With links and everything!

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how I feel after a read-a-thon


Sophie
Sophie lives with Karen of p.s. I crochet


and a nod to the dogs. . .


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Intros (1st Paragraph)


Every Tuesday, she'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of her current read. Why don't you join us?
As much as Heather Sloan loved a bright New England winter day, chasing a puppy through knee-deep snow in seventeen degrees wasn't her idea of fun. Rohan--the runaway puppy, a twelve-week-old golden retriever--wasn't quickly tiring of his romp or sticking to the plowed driveway and shoveled walks, either. Not a chance. She spotted his tracks, leading through the woods straight for quiet, frozen Echo Lake.

She wasn't following a rabbit or deer by mistake. They definitely were puppy tracks. She paused, noting that the trail veered to the right, parallel to the lake. Something must have caught Rohan's attention. A bird, a breeze, a noise.

Great.

Heather followed the tracks through a deeper drift, but they disappeared under the low-hanging, snow-laden branches of two gnarly hemlocks. Rohan could easily fit under them. She couldn't. The trees grew so close together that trying to squeeze between them meant getting snow down her back. Going around them would risk a delay in finding the tracks again.

Echo Lake
by Carla Neggers
a Swift River Valley novel






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Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Monday




Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.  ;-)

Don't forget to link up your list




~ here are the newest review books in my house ~

Before I Fall by Jessica Scott
Falling-book 1, March 2015, ebook

Stay focused. Get a job. Save her father's life.

Beth Lamont knows far too much about the harsh realities of life her gilded classmates have only read about in class. She'll do whatever it takes to take care of her father, even if that means tutoring a guy like Noah - a guy who represents everything she hates about the war, soldiers and what the Army has done to her family.

Noah Warren doesn't know how to be a student. All he knows is war. But he's going to college now to fulfill a promise and he doesn't break his promises. Except he doesn't count on his tutor being drop dead gorgeous and distracting as hell. One look at Beth threatens to unravel the careful lies Noah has constructed around him.

A simple arrangement turns into something neither of them can deny. And a war that neither of them can forget could destroy them both.


~ here are the newest books in my house ~

The Moment of Everything by Shelly King
romance, 2014, ebook

Maggie Duprès, recently "involuntarily separated from payroll" at a Silicon Valley startup, is whiling away her days in The Dragonfly's Used Books, a Mountain View institution, waiting for the Next Big Thing to come along.

When the opportunity arises for her to network at a Bay Area book club, she jumps at the chance-even if it means having to read Lady Chatterley's Lover, a book she hasn't encountered since college, in an evening. But the edition she finds at the bookstore is no Penguin Classics Chatterley-it's an ancient hardcover with notes in the margins between two besotted lovers of long ago. What Maggie finds in her search for the lovers and their fate, and what she learns about herself in the process, will surprise and move readers.


Drop Zone by Traci Hunter Abramson
Saint Squad, 2014, trade paperback

Paige Vickers needs a new life, so she s relieved when she's given an assignment that takes her away from her stressful position as a psychiatric nurse with the CIA and puts her in a job as administrative assistant for Vanessa Johnson, an instructor for undercover operatives at the CIA's training facility.

At the same time, Damian Schmitt has been transferred to become a part of the Saint Squad an elite group of Navy SEALs. However, on his first training mission with the team, he is almost killed, and the team suspects that the nearly fatal exercise was no accident. Then tensions accelerate when the rest of the squad is deployed on a secret mission only to come up missing.

When the Saint Squad's disappearance endangers Paige's boss, it is up to Paige and Damian to discover what has happened by going undercover to Maracaibo, Venezuela, the city of Damian's childhood. The shocking twists and turns keep all the members of the team guessing as they push to find out who is responsible for the attacks on the tightly knit Saint Squad.

Freefall by Traci Hunter Abramson
Saint Squad, 2011, ebook (print: 2008)

Lieutenant Brent Miller arrived in the Middle East with one objective--get seven hostages out of a hostile country. The plan almost worked. But now he has been left behind -- with one of the hostages. It's up to Brent to get Amy Whitmore, a U.S. senator's daughter, across miles of desert to safety. What he doesn't know is that to survive, he needs her as much as she needs him.





I am Not Spock by Leonard Nimoy
Memoirs, 1979, mass market paperback

WHO IS THIS MAN? To a watching world he is the logical, powerful, stalwart first officer of the Starship Enterprise-the adored object of millions of Star Trek fans. For 3 years, 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, he functioned as the half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock, an extraterrestrial. He is not. He is Leonard Nimoy. An actor. A teacher, A writer. A father. A husband. A real flesh-and-blood human being. Now while the phenomenal popularity of Star Trek still grows, Nimoy doffs the pointy ears and placid face and reveals himself totally-his relationship with fellow actors; the backstage frenzies; the near cancellation of Star Trek; the lean years; the loneliness, the battles and the ultimate struggle to survive his own success! IF HE IS NOT SPOCK, WHO IS? IF HE IS NOT SPOCK, WHO IS HE? WHAT IS THE LOGICAL ANSWER?

I Am Spock by Leonard Nimoy
Memoirs, 1995, hardcover

Filled with behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his years on the Star Trek television series as the remorselessly logical Dr. Spock, the actor and director reflects on his relationship to his hugely popular character.









Shades of the Wolf by Karen Whiddon
AND Wolf Born by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Paranormal Romance, 2015, mass market paperback

SHADES OF THE WOLF
Since her husband's death, shape-shifter Anabel Lee has been haunted—by every ghost except the one she longs for. But when Tyler Rogers appears, Anabel senses something different. Though he's a ghost, Tyler's more real than anyone she knows. As they work to save Tyler's sister from a warlock, will they discover a passion strong enough to bridge their two worlds?

WOLF BORN
When ghost wolf Colton Killion's family is killed by vampires he sets out to restore justice and he wants no distractions. But he can't resist Lycan Rosalind Kirk's plea for help help. He'll have to ignore his insatiable attraction to her if he's going to protect her. When evil strikes, Rosalind and Colton must risk everything and step across a forbidden line…consequences be damned.


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I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added a couple a day from amazon's free bestseller lists. I've pinned them here.







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!




Finished:
Reading (BSA Merit Badge series)



Happy Reading!



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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fitness Friday - #FitReaders check-in



#FitReaders Challenge
2015

hosted by The Geeky Blogger and
That's What I'm Talking About
for monthly links, click here 


started FitBit in February, joined challenge Feb 17th

Feb 20: 18,870 steps
Things I've learned this week. Tracking food is hard. The tortilla at Chipotle has 300 calories! I don't I eat enough calories and when I do the "enough" isn't good calories. 

Feb 27:









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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

#FitReaders challenge


#FitReaders Challenge
2015

hosted by The Geeky Blogger and
That's What I'm Talking About

Start here with a "Are You In?" type post
for monthly links, click here
for February's Commit to Exercise sign up, click here

There  is a monthly sign up as well as weekly check-in posts. If you don't blog, there is something, somewhere for you to join in . . . Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and a FitBit community coming soon.
Tweet this challenge: #FitReaders, also #BookBlogWalkers

My social info: Twitter | FitBit | Pinterest


Long-term goals
Fit into my wedding dress
I currently take 5 medications, I'd like to be off 4 of them
Hike Half-Dome
Run the Los Angeles Marathon
a regular sleep schedule

Currently working on . . .
Lose 50 pounds by 50th Birthday (22 to go)
being better at Food Diary
exercising six days a week






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Monday, February 16, 2015

RC - New Release


New Release Challenge
2015

hosted at (un)Conventional Bookviews and
Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

for more information and to sign up, click here

Basically, read and review books with a release date during 2015. ARCs count. Any format, must be at least 130 pages. There are several levels, I'm going for . . .  Newbie . . . and hope to get at least one review completed this year.





~ Books Read ~
1. Fireman's Flame by Stormy Glenn - review on April 7
2. Echo Lake by Carla Neggers - review on April 6




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Spotlight on . . . Before I Fall by Jessica Scott

Before I Fall
by Jessica Scott

series: Falling, book 1
Publisher: Jessica Scott
ISBN:  ASIN: B00TCV5Z1C
Published: March 3, 2015 
genre: romance
223 pages

format available: ebook

author's website - twitter


Description:
Stay focused. Get a job. Save her father's life.

Beth Lamont knows far too much about the harsh realities of life her gilded classmates have only read about in class. She'll do whatever it takes to take care of her father, even if that means tutoring a guy like Noah - a guy who represents everything she hates about the war, soldiers and what the Army has done to her family.

Noah Warren doesn't know how to be a student. All he knows is war. But he's going to college now to fulfill a promise and he doesn't break his promises. Except he doesn't count on his tutor being drop dead gorgeous and distracting as hell. One look at Beth threatens to unravel the careful lies Noah has constructed around him.

A simple arrangement turns into something neither of them can deny. And a war that neither of them can forget could destroy them both.



internal use:
First contact: Feb 15
Jessica Scott


ebook
arrived: Feb 16
started review:
Notified Jessica that review is live:



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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Monday




Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.  ;-)

Don't forget to link up your list




~ here are the newest books in my house ~

Three River Ranch by Roxanne Snopek
Three River Ranch, 2012, ebook

Needing a fresh start from her two-timing fiancé, Aurora McAllister answers a realtor's ad for a guesthouse on the beautiful, serene Three River Ranch. She shows up at Three River tired, heartbroken, and with no one but her trusty Labradoodle as a companion.

Cowboy Carson Granger has enough trouble in his life without adding a woman and her dog to the mix. There's the untamed mustang he's prepping to release into the wild, not to mention his father's crazy will, which stipulates that if Carson wants to fully inherit Three River, he'll need to find a bride. Carson wants nothing to do with love and especially not a marriage of convenience. But he soon realizes Rory, and everything she represents, might just be exactly what he needs.

Sometimes love arrives on your doorstep when you least expect it…


Utopia, Iowa by Brian Yansky
young adult, 2015, hardcover

Jack Bell has an unusual gift—or curse, depending on your point of view. And he’s not the only one. In Utopia, Iowa, anything can happen.

For the most part, aspiring screenwriter Jack Bell is just your typical Midwestern kid. He’s got a crush on his hot best friend, Ash. He’s coping with a sudden frostiness between his once crazy-in-love parents. He’s debating where to go to college next year—or whether to go at all. But then there’s his gift (or curse): Jack can see dead people, just like the kid in The Sixth Sense. Lately, the ghosts are more distracting than usual, demanding that Jack get to the bottom of their mysterious deaths—all while avoiding the straitlaced Detective Bloodsmith, who doesn’t believe in gifts or curses and can’t help wondering why Jack keeps turning up at crime scenes. Is there a happily-ever-after in Jack’s future, or is that only the stuff of movies?

Just a Boy by Rob Clinger
young adult, 2007, trade paperback

High school wrestler Jove Tyler might look like an average guy but he's "different." Instead of falling for Beth Stein, his caring and compassionate "girlfriend" at Templeton High, Jove develops a secret crush on his cute classmate Jason Carnivelli, who lives next door--and is happy to stay in the closet. Just A Boy looks back at a time just short of manhood, filled with first kisses, last chances, and the same question every day: Who will accept me for who I am?




Wolf Town Mates by Joely Skye
erotic shifter m/m romance, 2012, trade paperback

Three stories starting with Wolf Town.
After years of hiding from other mind controllers, loneliness drives Scott to break his own rule and allow himself to fall asleep in a stranger’s arms. Rory’s been keeping an eye on Scott for his pack alpha. Seduction wasn’t part of the plan, but now maintaining distance isn’t an option. No matter how far or fast Scott runs…





Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
Russel Middlebrook Series, 2003, small hardcover

Russel Middlebrook is convinced he's the only gay kid at Goodkind High School. Then his online gay-chat buddy turns out to be none other than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school's baseball team. Soon Russel meets other gay students too. There's his best friend, Min, who reveals that she's bisexual, and her soccer-playing girlfriend, Terese. And there's Terese's politically active friend, Ike.

But how can kids this diverse get together without drawing attention to themselves?

"We just choose a club that's so boring, nobody in their right mind would ever in a million years join it. We could call it Geography Club!"

American Sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
autobiography, 2013, mass market paperback

The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.
Now a blockbuster motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood-nominated for SIX Academy awards, including Best Picture

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I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added a couple a day from amazon's free bestseller lists. I've pinned them here.







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!




Finished:
Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell
Kitty's Christmas Hope by Sharon Kleve
Trusting Thomas by K.C. Wells



Happy Reading!



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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thoughts On . . . Kitty's Christmas Hope by Sharon Kleve

Kitty's Christmas Hope
by Sharon Kleve

series: Dreams Come True
publisher: Books to Go Now
publish date: March 2014
ASIN: B00J4YMOPW
28 pages

Author's blog | Twitter | Facebook

Grade: C


Book Blurb:
Kitty Skinner meets the perfect guy, he's kind, considerate and sexy as hell. She hopes to spend her favorite holiday with him, Christmas Eve. The only problem is, Aaron treats her like his best friend, not the girlfriend she dreams of being. To make matters worse he’s found his perfect girl and wants Kitty to help plan their first date.

Aaron Tyler thinks Kitty is sweet, talented and someone he can settle down with, but believes he has to deceive her into believing he cares for someone else to win her heart.

Nothing goes as planned when one mishap after another prevents them from admitting their true feelings.


My Thoughts:
I've had the book awhile and didn't reread the blurb before starting it. Now I'm thinking poor Kitty!, she's fantasizing about the guy she's at the football game with and he thinks they need to talk after the game. Dang, she was told Aaron never dated a girl more than once but I'm thinking this isn't much of a date!

off to read . . .

This could have gone very badly! The deception could have had Kitty holding true to her phone call . . . "Her words sounded final, as though she never wanted to see him again" but fiction often demands a happy-ever-after.

There are a couple of questions but I believe one could be answered reading the previous books in the series and the other if the book itself was longer.

This could have been a quick and fun read but I had formatting problems with my review copy. The book itself was a sweet read and I'm thinking the two friends need books of their own.

 off to check to see if they do!


Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of amazon.com and is being reviewed as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy Monday


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Don't forget to link up your list




~ here are the newest books in my house ~

Snow Angel by Melanie Shawn
Hope Falls, 2013, ebook

He is looking towards the future…
Newly appointed Chief of Police Eric Maguire is sexy, single, and not ready to mingle. Tired of casual hook-ups and meaningless affairs, Eric is ready for something real. When a mysterious dark-haired beauty moves in next door, Eric knows he’s found exactly what he’s been missing.

She is running from her past…
Lily Sotelo just got the break of a lifetime choreographing for pop star Karina Black’s winter tour. As important as it is that she does an amazing job, it’s equally as important that she remains anonymous. Which shouldn’t be a problem. She’s spent the last ten years on the move, never letting anyone get too close. Until now. Her new neighbor is as persistent as he is sexy and is making Lily want things she knows she can’t have.


I've also added a couple a day from amazon's free bestseller lists. I've pinned them here.

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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, 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!




Finished:
Another Way by Anna Martin

It's been that kind of week



Happy Reading, I hope your week was better than mine!



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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Love for Books Read-a-Thon!

Oh! I almost missed this one! This is a midnight to midnight reading frenzy ;-) Why don't you join us?

For information and sign ups, click here

Twitter: #LfBReadathon
I'm at @bookdragonslair

~ Progress ~
started before RaT: Trusting Thomas by K.C. Wells, currently on chapter 7 page 80 of 264
started before RaT: Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell, currently on chapter 11 of 224 pages




~ Books Read ~
Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell (65% for RaT)
Kitty's Christmas Hope by Sharon Kleve  - review
Trusting Thomas by K.C. Wells (184 pages for RaT)


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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Thoughts on . . . Claiming His Mate by M. Limoges and Giveaway

Claiming His Mate
by M. Limoges

Series: Black Hills Wolves
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
ISBN: 9781613336656
Release Date: February 06, 2015
Genre: Paranormal/Erotic Romance
63 Pages

format available: ebook

Author's website | Twitter 

Grade: B

Purchase Links






Book Blurb
Member of the Black Hills Pack in Los Lobos, South Dakota, Jace Matthews is sent to check out the new owner of a piece of land adjoining his packs. Once he steps into her small bookstore in Collins, he’s taken by surprise by the small, prim woman behind the counter. At once, he recognizes his mate. While the wolf inside urges him to complete the bond, Jace knows he must take his time with his human mate. But when danger arises, threatening Michelle’s life, Jace is done waiting. It’s time to claim his mate.

After she inherits her aunt’s property, Michelle Sanders moves to Collins, South Dakota, to escape the monotony of her routine life. Unfortunately, the only person she manages to befriend is not only the hottest guy on the planet, but also gay. However, she never expects a favor for her sexy new friend to result in a series of weird events that will change her life forever.


My Thoughts
This is book 5. Usually I feel like I missed something and it distracts from the story. I didn't get that with this one. I do want to read more about the wolves but don't have the frustration of not knowing the whole story. That being said, I could tell that there was more to be said and will continue with the series.

Romance type stories usually have a happy ever after so we know Jace and Michelle get together. What we don't expect are the dangers and stumbles along the way that add up to a nice story. I really liked Michelle. She felt sassy as well as brave to me. Not too sure about Kate but she is Jace's sister and the situation did stink so maybe her behavior is excused somewhat.

What to say about Jace. Well, he's a male shifter and they're always written extra spicy but he's a little clueless when we first meet him and I loved that. He's also protective and ruthless when he needs to be.

The sexual tension was there from the beginning. From Jace's side, Michelle is his mate but also human so he's trying to be careful but I could hear his wolf growling in the background. From Michelle's side, she's found her dream man and "The fact he was gay hadn’t affected her late night fantasies one iota." and then later . . . 
"there was a man in her shower. A naked man. With the sexiest ass she’d ever seen. Said naked man slowly turned, letting the water sluice over his muscular, tanned frame. Unable to glance away, she ate up every second of the display."
Whew!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Giveaway




Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of the author and is being reviewed as part of a blog tour.




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Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Monday


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Don't forget to link up your list





~ here are the newest review book/s in my house ~
Claiming His Mate by M. Limoges
Black Hills Wolves, 2015, ebook

Member of the Black Hills Pack in Los Lobos, South Dakota, Jace Matthews is sent to check out the new owner of a piece of land adjoining his pack's. Once he steps into her small bookstore in Collins, he’s taken by surprise by the small, prim woman behind the counter. At once, he recognizes his mate. While the wolf inside urges him to complete the bond, Jace knows he must take his time with his human mate. But when danger arises, threatening Michelle’s life, Jace is done waiting. It’s time to claim his mate.

After she inherits her aunt’s property, Michelle Sanders moves to Collins, South Dakota, to escape the monotony of her routine life. Unfortunately, the only person she manages to befriend is not only the hottest guy on the planet, but also gay. However, she never expects a favor for her sexy new friend to result in a series of weird events that will change her life forever.


~ here are the newest books in my house ~

If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries
The Duke's Men, 2015, mass market paperback

The heir presumptive to the Viscount Rathmoor, Dominick Manton once had his heart’s desire within reach—a bright future as a barrister and engagement to Jane Vernon, a wealthy baron’s daughter. Then a shattering betrayal by his vindictive brother George snatched away Dom’s inheritance and his hopes of offering Jane a secure future. Brokenhearted, and attempting to end their engagement without destroying Jane’s reputation, Dom staged a betrayal of his own to convince her that he’s not the husband-to-be that she thought.

Now George is gone and the viscountcy restored to Dom, since his brother’s widow, Nancy—Jane’s cousin and closest confidant—never bore an heir. But when Nancy goes missing, a panicked Jane calls on her former fiancé to track down her cousin. Dom knows the mistakes of the past may be unforgiveable—but now, entangled together in mystery and danger, will they rekindle a passionate longing that was never lost to begin with?



The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn
The Smythe-Smith Quartet, 2015, mass market paperback

Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can’t be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family’s infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She’s the type of girl you don’t notice until the second—or third—look, but there’s something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she’s the one.

Iris Smythe–Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can’t quite believe it’s all true. When his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can’t help thinking that he’s hiding something… even as her heart tells her to say yes.


Teardrop Lane by Emily March
Eternity Springs, 2015, mass market paperback

Town physician Rose Anderson hides a well of sadness behind her cheerful and capable professionalism. Heartbreak has only reinforced her belief that marriage and children just isn't in her future. And yet, she's a woman with a pulse—and when sexy brooding artist Hunt Cicero shows up at her office with his young nephew, the pure physical reaction he ignites in her is both exciting and unsettling.

Hunt has an artist's passionate temperament and a bachelor's lifestyle—so when he he becomes guardian to his sister's children he's riddled with conflict and in way over his head.

Without Rose and her warm maternal instincts he'd be lost. Still, she's a woman who guards her heart and he's a novice when it comes to commitment. Can the healing magic of Eternity Springs shine on this patchwork family and allow Hunt and Rose to trust that love is the fabric that holds them together?


The High-Wizard's Hunt by Jack D. Albrecht Jr, Ashley Delay
Osric's Wand, 2013, ebook  . . . series facebook page

They thought they knew what magic could do....

In the much anticipated sequel to The Wand-Maker's Debate, Osric continues his quest for answers to an ever lengthening list of questions. Separated from his companions, each day it seems the mysteries of magic and intrigue grow.

Osric must discover who is instigating a war, what secrets the unicorns are hiding, and what his increasing power and abilities might mean. With his hometown in chaos, Osric is forced to abandon his people in an attempt to save them.

Driven by destiny and thwarted by prophecy, will his new gifts be enough to secure his victory? Can his friends find a way to help him when he needs them most? Will Osric find a way to unlock magic's true potential and prevent history from repeating itself.

Then Came You by Jill Shalvis
Animal Magnetism, 2014, ebook

Veterinary intern Emily can’t believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of the Los Angeles clinic she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship.

Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night. She soon learns that Wyatt isn’t just a laid-back doctor, but a delicious alpha male tempting her away from her carefully laid-out plans...




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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, 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!




Finished:
Claiming His Mate by M. Limoges (review goes live 2-7)
My Subby Valentine by Amber Kell



Happy Reading!

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Disclaimer

In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.