Monday, December 31, 2018

2019 Goals


Happy New Years Eve!

It is so hard to believe that today is the last day of 2018.  I have been thinking a lot about my goals for 2019 and I have come up with a plan. 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Review - Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet

Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Endeavor #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 1, 2019
Date Read: December 23, 208
Length: 416 pages
Source: Edelweiss
★★★★☆
Star Wars meets Robin Hood in USA Today bestseller Amanda Bouchet‘s genre-bending, sci-fi/fantasy romance!

Captain Tess Bailey and her ragtag band of thieves are wanted criminals. They steal from the "haves" to give to the "have nots." Even though her heart is in the right place, her actions still get her into trouble – and there's no trouble greater than the dreaded Galactic Overseer Novalight. He commands the brutal military regime that rules the known galaxies, and Tess is always on his radar.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Books from the Backlog #40


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Review - A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsely
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark / Audible Studios
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Date Read: December 20, 208
Length: 528 pages / 15 hours 42 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Purchased
★★★☆☆
Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley delivers a riveting novel that deftly intertwines the tales of two women, divided by centuries and forever changed by a clash of love and fate.

For nearly three hundred years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas!


I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  I hope that everyone's holiday is filled with joy.

We are planning a quiet day at home with the dogs on Christmas Eve and will celebrate with family on Christmas.  I hope that Santa is kind to each and every one of my readers.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Review - The Fireman by Joe Hill @joe_hill

The Fireman by Joe Hill
Narrated by Kate Mulgrew
Publisher: William Morrow / HarperAudio
Publication Date: May 17, 2016
Date Read: December 14, 2018
Length:  752 pages / 22 hours 19 minutes
Source: Edelweiss / Hoopla
★★★★☆
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Books from the Backlog #39


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Review - Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

Cuckoo by Sophie Draper
(US Title: The Stranger in Our Home)
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Publication Date: November 29, 2018
Date Read: December 15, 2018
Length:  297 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★☆☆
There’s a stranger in your house…

When her stepmother dies unexpectedly, Caro returns to her childhood home in Derbyshire. She hadn’t seen Elizabeth in years, but the remote farmhouse offers refuge from a bad relationship, and a chance to start again.

But going through Elizabeth’s belongings unearths memories Caro would rather stay buried. In particular, the story her stepmother would tell her, about two little girls and the terrible thing they do.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Review - The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott @JeffAbbott @GrandCentralPub

The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
Date Read: December 10, 2018
Length:  345 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
My mom would never leave me.

This has been Mariah Dunning's motto. Her compass. Her belief. So when she glimpses her mother--who's been missing and presumed dead for the past two years--on the other side of a crowded food court, Mariah's conviction becomes stronger than ever. Or is she losing her mind?

Her mother disappeared without a trace and--even without a body or any physical evidence--suspicion for her murder immediately fell upon Mariah's father, leaving both father and daughter ostracized from their close-knit community.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Audiobook Review - Hammered by Kevin Hearne @KevinHearne

Hammered by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by Luke Daniels
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #3
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: July 5, 2011
Date Read: October 29, 2018
Length: 9 hours 36 minutes
Source: Purchased - eStories
★★★★☆
Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Audiobook Review - Inseverable by Cecy Robson

Inseverable by Cecy Robson
Narrated by Tara Langella and Lucas Webley
Series: The Carolina Beach Series #1
Publisher: Cecy Robson, LLC
Publication Date: November 5, 2018 (audio)
Date Read: December 7, 2018
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes
Source: Caffeinated Services
★★★★★
How can you imagine forever with someone who's leaving everything behind?

Callahan, a former army sniper, wants to make an escape from his past and everything he experienced at war, but most of all, just not feel. Feeling leads to pain and he’s suffered enough. When he inherits a house on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, he packs his bags, lured by the peace and seclusion he thinks it will bring. But, Callahan never counted on meeting anyone like Trinity . . .

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Books from the Backlog #38


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Review - Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff @AlexSokoloff

Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
Narrated by R.C. Bray
Series: The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #3
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer / Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Date Read: December 5, 2018
Length: 391 pages / 10 hours 39 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Purchased
★★★★☆
The hunt for mass murderer Cara Lindstrom is over. FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke has been working for this moment: the capture of a killer who savagely hunts the worst of humanity. But Roarke remains traumatized by his own near-death at the hands of the serial killer who slaughtered Cara’s family…and haunted by the enigmatic woman who saved his life.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New Releases - December 11, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Monday, December 10, 2018

Audiobook Review - NOS4A2 by Joe Hill @joe_hill

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Narrated by Kate Mulgrew
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Date Read: November 18, 2018
Length:  19 hours 41 minutes
Source: Audible Purchase
★★★★☆
Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Review - A Lawman's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller @LindaLaelMiller

A Lawman's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
Series: McKettricks #14
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Date Read: November 12, 2018
Length:  256 pages
Source: Purchased
★★★★☆
The sudden death of the town marshal leaves Blue River, Texas, without a lawman…and twenty-five-year-old Dara Rose Nolan without a husband. As winter approaches and her meager seamstress income dwindles, she has three options. Yet she won't give up her two young daughters, refuses to join the fallen women of the Bitter Gulch Saloon and can't fathom condemning herself to another loveless marriage. Unfortunately she must decide—soon—because there's a new marshal in town, and she's living under his roof.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Books from the Backlog #37


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Audiobook Review - In Flames by Jessica Jayne @JessicaJayne13 @CaffeinatedPR

In Flames by Jessica Jayne
Narrated by Joe Arden & Samantha Cooke
Publisher: Jessica Jayne
Publication Date: November 9, 2018
Date Read: November 23, 2018
Length:  5 hours 38 minutes
Source: Caffeinated Services
★★★★☆
Gracelyn Riley married a firefighter and knew that came with risks. But she never imagined herself widowed in her early 30s with two children to care for on her own. Even though her marriage to Chad Riley had its difficulties, dealing with the last year without him has not been easy. Her brother-in-law, Matt, has been the rock that has kept her from collapsing or imploding.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New Releases - December 4, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Monday, December 3, 2018

Audiobook Review - The Mad Mick by Franklin Horton @jfranklinhorton

The Mad Mick by Franklin Horton
Narrated by Kevin Pierce
Series: The Mad Mick Series #1
Publisher: Franklin Horton
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
Date Read: November 21, 2018
Length:  6 hours 56 minutes
Source: Audiobook Boom
★★★★☆
Conor Maguire nearly lost his daughter Barb when she was three years old, injured by the drunk driver that killed his wife. When the justice system failed him, Conor - the son and grandson of IRA bombers - retaliated against the driver in dramatic and gruesome fashion. While an ironclad alibi prevented the police from pinning the murder on Conor, it did not prevent a covert agency within the US government from recruiting the talented young bomber and machinist.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Books from the Backlog #36


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Review - My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis @JillShalvis @ForeverRomance

My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis
Series: Cedar Ridge #2
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: December 22, 2015
Date Read: November 20, 2018
Length: 368 pages
Source: NetGalley

UNEXPECTED AND UNDENIABLE...

Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she's determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn't realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn't want to miss out on him either, but Hudson Kincaid isn't the type of guy to love and let go. And as gorgeous as Cedar Ridge is, she's not planning to stick around.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New Releases - November 27, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Monday, November 26, 2018

Review - The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman @GenevieveCogman @AceRocBooks

The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman
Series: The Invisible Library #5
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: November 27, 2018
Date Read: November 25, 2018
Length: 448 pages
Source: NetGalley

In the latest novel in Genevieve Cogman’s historical fantasy series, the fate of worlds lies in the balance. When a dragon is murdered at a peace conference, time-travelling Librarian spy Irene must solve the case to keep the balance between order, chaos…and the Library.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Audiobook Review - Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost

Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
Narrated by Allyson Ryan
Series: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery #1
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Date Read: November 13, 2018
Length:  8 hours 16 minutes
Source: Library via Hoopla
★★★★☆
Filled with holiday charm and perfect for fans of Leslie Meier, Jacqueline Frost's charming series debut Twelve Slays of Christmas is set at a Christmas tree farm when the jolliest time of the year turns deadly.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Books from the Backlog #35


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Audiobook Review - Straight Outta Fangton by C.T. Phipps

Straight Outta Fangton by C.T Phipps
Narrated by Cary Hite
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Date Read: November 6, 2018
Length:  7 hours 27 minutes
Source: Author
★★★☆☆
Peter Stone is a poor, black vampire who is wondering where his nightclub, mansion, and sports car is. Instead, he is working a minimum wage job during the night shift, as being a vampire isn't all that impressive in a world where they've come out to mortals.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New Releases - November 20, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Monday, November 19, 2018

HoHoHo Readathon Wrap Up #HoHoHoRAT


I had a great time participating in this year's HoHoHo Readathon hosted by the fabulous Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer.  The readathon began on November 9 and ended on November 18. There were some fun events and a twitter party during the readathon but I wasn't able to participate in any of them.  I hope to be able to do more of that next year.  I really spent the week focusing on reading and am happy with what I was able to accomplish.

A big thank you to Kimberly and everyone else who helped make this readathon happen!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Audiobook Review - Gutter Medicine by Roger Huder @rogerhuder

Gutter Medicine: Twenty-Six Years as a Firefighter Paramedic by Roger Huder
Narrated by Tom Jordan
Publisher: Roger Huder
Publication Date: October 25, 2018
Date Read: November 8, 2018
Length:  5 hours 29 minutes
Source: Audiobook Boom
★★★★☆
My career as a firefighter/paramedic stretched from 1974 to 2000 when were inventing EMS as we went along. These are stories from those years on the street. That place I named so long ago, the other reality that exists just outside most people’s everyday lives. It is a place that seems to exist parallel to the normal workaday existence: yet it is only a car accident or cardiac away for any of us. It manifested itself in brushfires, house fires, shootings, stabbings, hangings, accidents with injuries, cardiacs, codes, drownings, and a thousand other emergencies.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Books from the Backlog #34


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Review - Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff @AlexSokoloff

Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
Narrated by R.C. Bray
Series: The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #2
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer / Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: February 2015
Date Read: October 31, 2018
Length: 318 pages / 9 hours 43 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Purchased
★★★★☆
Book Two in the Thriller Award–nominated Huntress/FBI series

Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace. The only surviving victim of his rampage was a child…who is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Releases - November 13, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Monday, November 12, 2018

Review - Fireworks by Sarina Bowen @SarinaBowen

Fireworks by Sarina Bowen
Series: True North #6
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC
Publication Date: November 13, 2018
Date Read: November 10, 2018
Length: 306 pages
Source: Author/Publicist
★★★★☆
Skye Copeland is on paid leave from her broadcasting job after accidentally drawing a pecker on the traffic map.

Let that sink in. Like it’s her fault the traffic pattern created a perfect schlong?

Skye isn’t laughing. She needs this job. And that’s the only reason she’s willing to chase down a story in her least favorite place—that hell on earth known as Vermont.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Review - Erik by Sawyer Bennett @BennettBooks @readloveswept

Erik by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Arizona Vengeance #2
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept
Publication Date: November 5, 2018
Date Read: October 28, 2018
Length: 212 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★★☆
The Arizona Vengeance are developing a reputation on the ice as one of hockey’s top teams. But one player’s reputation off the ice might just keep him from scoring. . . .

I’m having the time of my life with my new brothers on the Arizona Vengeance. We may be an expansion team, but after notching some big wins, the entire league knows to watch out for Erik Dahlbeck. That’s me.

HoHoHo Readathon Sign Up #HoHoHoRAT


I am really excited to be participating in this year's HoHoHo Readathon hosted by the fabulous Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer.  The readathon begins on November 9 and ends on November 18.  If you would like to join in the sign-up post can be found here.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Books from the Backlog #33


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Review - Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews @ilona_andrews @avonbooks

Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #3.5
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Date Read: August 18, 2018
Length: 160 pages
Source: Edelweiss
★★★★★
Nevada Frida Baylor and Connor Ander Rogan cordially invite you to join their wedding celebration. Summoning, weather manipulation, and other magical activities strictly forbidden.

Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle. Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan's extensive family overruns his mother’s home. Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New Releases - November 6, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Saturday, November 3, 2018

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