Ever since I read Marine for Hire (Front and Center #1) , I was hoping for a Mac and Kelli book. I was so excited to see that it was coming out that I pre-ordered it. This is big, since I don’t pre-order many books. When the book arrived, I started reading it immediately. I would have read it all night if I hadn’t had an early morning training. As it was, I stayed up too late and then felt like a kid again as I tried sneaking in chapters during the breaks and slows parts of the training. And when I did finally finish reading it, I went back and re-read all my favorite parts.
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My first introduction to the work of Brian K. Vaughan came from reading Runaways. It was snarky and fun and I loved it. It was my first actual comic book series. Yes, I know I was late to the party but I am here now. Isn’t that what counts?
Fortunately, when I started Runaways, I had the first eight volumes available to read. Sadly, after seven volumes, Vaughan left to work on other projects, and vol 8 was written by the amazing Joss Whedon who maintained Vaughan’s vision and voice. However, after Whedon when the voice changed with a new writer, I decided to follow Vaughan rather than the Runaways, and I have been following him ever since.
Recently, I have been in a reading slump. I start books and don’t finish them. I have trouble with finding a connection to characters and I wonder if I will ever finish a book again. I reached out to a friend and asked her to recommend a favorite book. We have similar taste in books, particularly in the types of hero/heroines we like. Her response – Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren, author of the Beautiful Series. As part of full disclosure, I have not read the Beautiful Series. Something about that series never appealed to me.
Title: Game On (Out of Bounds #1) Author: Tracy Solheim Publication Date: May 7, 2013 Publisher: Berkley Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: Purchased The only way to win is to score… With a reputation for fast moves on the gridiron and even faster moves off the field, Shane Devlin was a player in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, his bad-boy persona has made him a risky prospect as a quarterback, and only the Baltimore Blaze are willing to give him a chance. And he’s about to take a hit he never expected. Working for the Blaze, Carly March… Read more »
Title: Long After (Sometimes Never #3) Author: Cheryl McIntyre Publication Date: October 14, 2013 Publisher: Cheryl McIntyre Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Purchased For Annie Phillips, there is a right way to do things and everything has a place. College and her flawless GPA are top priority, as is planning her perfect future. Anything less than perfection is unacceptable. So when she meets Loden Guiles, she believes she has finally found her perfect happily-ever-after. Chase Malloy is funny, loyal, and an all around nice guy. He’s also sloppy, tattooed, and undirected. All Chase wants to do is survive college, hang out with… Read more »
Frequently, I find myself thanking Alethea (@frootjoos) over at Read Now, Sleep Later for introducing me to new television series. Two of my favorites are Murdoch Mysteries from Canada and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries from Australia. I seriously think she has everyone watching these. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries takes place in Melbourne in the later 1920’s, one of my favorite time periods. It features actress, Essie Davis as the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, who fights injustice and solves murders with the help of a great cast of characters, a gold-plated pistol, and a dagger hidden under her skirt. Shouldn’t all… Read more »
It’s February, the month of love (or at least the month with a sappy love holiday in it) and we are celebrating with Crush Confessions. I’ve asked some awesome bloggers and writers to come up with a list of the boys (and girls) that make them swoon. From vampires to werewolves, jocks to Brits – we have something for everyone! So sit back, relax, and get ready to swoon. Today’s confessions comes from Olivia who is a co-blogger here at Nite Lite. I know that Liv has a soft spot for sports romances, so who better to ask about the hottest… Read more »
Title: Accidental Cowgirl Author: Maggie McGinnis Publication Date: October 8, 2013 Publisher: Loveswept Genre: Contemporary Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Purchased After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancé, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla’s friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim the Montana sunset, all Kyla wants to do is hide under a quilt. Then in rides Decker Driscoll. He’s hauling about as much emotional baggage as Kyla, but when he stands close by, both of them want to stay close—and begin to succumb to an… Read more »
Title: In Bed With Mr. Wrong Author: Katee Robert Publication Date: January 13, 2014 Publisher: Entangled: Brazen Genre: Contemporary Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Purchased The blind date from hell is about to get hotter… Brianne Nave is never doing her friends a favor again. When they begged her to go on a blind date, she didn’t expect someone so perfectly gorgeous. She’s a mousy librarian—totally not in this man’s league. And judging by his odd reaction when she opens the door, he knows it, too. Air Force Pararescuer Ryan Flannery avoids his hometown at all costs. He’s not thrilled about the date until he’s shocked… Read more »
New books are always coming out, and for the most part, I do not pre-order books. However, there are always a few that are either next up in a series and a must have or highly anticipated and I am compelled to pre-order them. As I think about it, I am pretty sure I have never had a day with four pre-orders. I thought I would give everyone a sneak-peek at what I am looking forward to reading. Happy Book Birthdays to all of the authors!!! Here are some of the books I have been eagerly looking forward to coming… Read more »