Monday, February 27, 2017

March Book Releases

Doctor Strange Vol. 3: Blood in the Aether- Jason Aaron & Kevin Nowlan
Etched in Bone- Anne Bishop
Ungodly- Kendare Blake (pbk)
Silence Fallen- Patricia Briggs
The Bone Witch- Rin Chupeco
Lavos- Laurann Dohner
Souljacker- Yasmine Galenorn
The Unforgettable Wolf- Jane Godman
Firestorm- Donna Grant
Half Lost- Sally Green (pbk)
Last Night with the Duke- Amelia Grey
Wolverine vs. Deadpool- Larry Hama & Rob Liefield
The Great Pursuit- Wendy Higgins
Rescued by the Wolf- Kristal Hollis
Magic For Nothing- Seanan McGuire
The Song Rising- Samantha Shannon
Corruption- Jessica Shirvington
Her True Match- Paige Tyler
Flamecaster- Cinda Williams Chima (pbk)
Bedding the Highlander- Sabrina York & James Patterson

The City Bleeds Gold- Lucy Saxon

Vampire Lover- Linda Thomas-Sunstrom

Heart of Stone- Cynthia Eden
Wicked Seduction- Michele Hauf
Echoes of Memory- A.R. Kahler
Freya- Matthew Laurence
Bad Blood- Demitria Lunetta
Leader of the Pack- Karen MacInerney
Creepy Hollow Series: Books 1-6- Rachel Morgn
The End of Oz- Danielle Paige
Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume #3- Danielle Paige
Hunted- Meagan Spooner
Daredevil Omnibus Vol. 1- Mark Waid

Hounds of Light- Justin Sloan

Prawn of the Dead- Dakota Cassidy

Nightstruck- Jenna Black (pbk)
Cloaked in Mist- Nancy Corrigan
Phoenix Under Fire- Crystal Dawn
Gods of the Flame Sea- Jean Johnson
Wake a Sleeping Tiger- Lora Leigh

Scorched by Magic- Jasmine Walt


The Mortal Falls- Anna Durand

Lucky Charm- Annabel Chase
Sins of the Soul- Eve Silver

Digging in the Stars- Katherine Blakeney
A Crown of Wishes- Roshani Chokshi
The Star-Touched Queen- Roshani Chokshi (pbk)
Blood Rose Rebellion- Rosalyn Eves
American Gods- Neil Gaiman (tv-tie-in)
Arrow: A Generation of Vipers- Susan Griffith & Clay Griffith
Vampire Mine- Aline Hunter
The Highland Duke- Amy Jarecki
Soldier- Julie Kagawa (pbk)
The Unyeilding- Shelly Laurenston (pbk)
Long Live the Queen- Kate Locke (pbk)
The Glittering Court- Richelle Mead (pbk)
Blind Salvage- Shannon Mayer
It's in His Kiss- Julia Quinn (re-issue)
Hunt the Darkness- Stephanie Rowe
Immortal Unchained- Lynsay Sands
Forbidden Craving- Gena Showalter & Jeaniene Frost
Blood Hunt- Izzy Shows
The Awakening- Amanda Stevens
Strange the Dreamer- Laini Taylor
100 Hours- Rachel Vincent

Viking Wolf- Angelique Armae
Amnesia Bites- Sharon Stevenson
Shadow Hunted- Jasmine Walt & Rebecca Hamilton

Lost Souls- Kelly Armstrong

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Book Haul [176]

Slow week, but I did get a few books I've been really looking forward to. Happy Reading! :)

Devil in Spring- Lisa Kleypas

Empire's End- Chuck Wendig

Thursday, February 23, 2017

[AudioBook Review]: Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: Born of Vengeance
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Narrated: Fred Berman
Series: The League: Nemesis Rising
Genre: SciFi Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2017

I received this book from Macmillan Audio, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  A fate worse death...

Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their assassins-in-training to hunt and kill. The average life expectancy for such beings is six weeks. But defying the odds is what this Gyron Force officer does best, and Bastien won't rest until he lays his betrayers in their graves.

Ten years later, he has one chance to balance the scales of justice, provided he relies on his former wingman--the very sister of the woman who testified against him.

Major Ember Wyldestarrin joined the outlaw Tavali the day Kirovar fell in the the hands of a tyrant, and she and her sister-team were left on an outpost to die under the barrage of enemy fire. The last thing she wants is to be involved in politics again. But the one thing she wants more than anything is revenge on the tyrant who murdered her parents and forced her and her sisters into exile. Carrying a secret she knows Bastien will annihilate her over, she must find some way to trust her former wingman before he catches on and kills her. Even so, treachery doesn't come easy to a woman who took a loyalty oath to protect her homeworld and comrades-in-arms, especially when Bastien is much more to her than just a former wingman.

Yet as she tries to do right for her family, she learns that Bastien doesn't just hold the key to the fate of Kirovar, he is vital to The Sentella-League war, and to The Tavali. If she doesn't ensure he survives this mission, three nations fall, and time for all of them is quickly running out.

Thoughts: This latest book is about Bastien and Ember and getting revenge on the family members who ruined their lives.  I really liked these two.  Like past books in the series there were a few repeated scenes but this time from Bastien's point of view. I like that Kenyon does that, it's interesting seeing events from different characters point of view. Naturally, I loved this book. There hasn't been a book in this series that I didn't like.

There is also a bonus story at the end of this book featuring Nykyrian & Julian.

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website:

The League: Nemesis Rising
Born of Night
Born of Fire
Born of Ice
Fire & Ice (In Other Worlds)
Born of Shadows
Born of Silence
Clock & Silence
Born of Fury
Born of Defiance
Born of Betrayal
Born of Legend
Born of Vengeance
Born of Trouble - February 2018
Born of Darkness - February 2019

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mini Review + Series Spotlight: Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts

In 2016 the most surprising read was the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts. I had read some of her In Death books under J.D. Robb. But none of the Nora Roberts titles. But this trilogy was just amazing to me.

I was watching Love Between the Covers, a documentary about romance books, authors and the industry. Featured in the documentary was The Next Always and there was also a scene of  a signing at the real Inn Boonsboro in Maryland I was definitely intrigued and went to find the first book.

Thoughts on the Trilogy: I loved the family dynamic all three books had. The 3 brothers themselves and the relationship with their mother and the love of their craft and of course the stories with their loves.  It has a great small town feel, the Inn and the history behind it were great. I just loved it... all three books. I was hooked by the first chapter in The Next Always. To top it off Inn BoonsBoro, Vesta Pizza, The Taphouse and Turn the Page Bookstore all are real and exist in BoonsBoro, Maryland. I have only been to Maryland once, but if I ever got back I definitely want to stop in Boonsboro.

I'll put links for the author, documentary and Inn Boonsboro below
If you are looking for Love Between the Covers its available at Netflix
Amazon & iTunes.

The Next Always

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Beckett is the architect of the family, and his social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen.

After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town’s bookstore. Busy, with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett’s transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer look . . . at the building and the man behind it.

With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett’s happy to give Clare a private tour - one room at a time. It’s no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something new - and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next . . .


The Last Boyfriend

Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family's construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn't plan for was Avery MacTavish....

Avery's popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a first-hand look at its amazing renovation — and a new found appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery's thoughts. But the attraction she's feeling for him now is far from innocent.

As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of BoonsBoro a reason to celebrate. But Owen's hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected — and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last....


The Perfect Hope

Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out - with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He's surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro...

As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn't mean she can't appreciate the joys of small-town living. She's where she wants to be - except for in her love life. Her only interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with the infuriating Ryder, who always seems to get under her skin. Still, no one can deny the electricity that crackles between them...a spark that ignited with a New Year's Eve kiss.

While the inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope's experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome - and embarrassing - appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder's emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him...

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