Thank you for your emails reminding me to blog. It’s not my fault, blame Lindi Peterson, Rusty Webb, Lisa Kessler, and Jana Oliver. If it wasn’t for their amazing books, I wouldn’t have fallen so far behind.
It’s been months since I made time to read, so I sat down one day and the reading bug bit me again. Of course, it didn’t help that I had such a diverse TBR pile. I thought I’d share some of the books I’ve read in the last few weeks.
Jana Oliver’s book, The Demon Trapper’s Daughter was AMAZING. Yes, I’m a fan of young adult paranormal fiction and this is by far the best I’ve read. Great characters, well-crafted story, believable dialogue, and a heart-wrenching plot. This story is for everyone who enjoys a great read!!
Lisa Kesseler’s Night Walker is a great read for paranormal fans who enjoy dark, yummy heroes. Calisto, formerly known as Father Gregorio, fell in love with a native woman, Tala. She becomes pregnant and he wishes to leave his calling, but she and her unboarn child is murdered by his own Brotherhood. Driven only by vengeance he is given immortality as a Night Walker. Of course, Tala has returned, and her life is once again threatened by the brotherhood. This story is written in an eloquent dark tone, with well-crafted flashbacks. The romance evolves naturally as the story unfolds.
Rusty Webb’s A Dead God’s Wrath is an intense read. I couldn’t put it down. I’d downloaded it to my Kindle, but while I was waiting in an office I decided to start reading it on my phone. For once, I didn’t mind a wait. I devoured this story in one sitting. This book is for anyone who enjoys a great plot with a unique twist. I love a strong heroine and Mary took some major punches, literally. I don’t want to give too much away on this one, but go get it, now!
Lindi Peterson’s Summer song…sigh. My heart is still busting full of joy, happiness, love, and the power of God. It is a quick read read that is totally character driven. I felt for Summer from page one. I’ve read another book by Lindi Peterson that was excellent, Her Best Catch, but this one will stay in my heart for months to come. If you enjoy sweet contemporary romance with a splash of faith, this book is for you.
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HEADWIND by Christopher Hudson (Action adventure/thriller)
If you’re on vacation, fly coach. If you’re on business, fly first-class. If you’re on a mission, fly with Mickey.
Tony Boccaccio is after a bag of cash that he believes is his. Max Burke thinks otherwise and has hired two couriers to take the money to California.
Mickey Soto is a commercial pilot hauling freight and instructing students from a small, Florida airport. Tony hires Mickey and his airplane to go after the couriers. Mickey thought his days of flying illegal cargo were behind him, but the lure of easy money and his policy of ‘don’t ask/don’t tell’ cause him to add to his history of poor decisions.
Tony’s cousin, Gina, jumps in to help, and the three of the end up in a desperate cross-crountry race that leads to a West Coast pier and a fateful decision by Tony that impacts their lives in ways that none of them could have foreseen.
RELOCATED by Margaret Fieland (Young Adult)
When fourteen-year-old Keth’s dad is transferred to planet Aleyne, he doesn’t know what to expect. Certainly not to discover Dad grew up here, and studied with Ardaval, a noted Aleyni scholar. On Aleyne, Keth’s psi ability develops. However, psi is illegal in the Terran Federation. After a dangerous encounter with two Terran teenagers conflict erupts between Keth and his father. Keth seeks sanctuary with Ardaval. Studying with the Aleyne scholar Keth learns the truth about his own heritage. After Keth’s friend’s father, Mazos, is kidnapped, Keth ignores the risks and attempts to free him. Little does he realize who will pay the cost as he becomes involved with terrorists.
HOLLYWOOD EVER AFTER by Sasha Summers (Contemporary Romance)
Happy Endings are for fairy tales. Or the movies. Not for real life. At least, not in Claire’s life. Even though she’s starting over, she knows better than to want too much this time. But when she falls, literally, into the strong arms of Hollywood’s ‘it’ boy Josh Wiley, Claire’s in for some surprises. Her plans for rest and relaxation are forgotten as one incredible night with Josh becomes two… And her heart begins to want him as much as her body. Will two kids, one bastard ex-husband, and Josh’s juggernaut career mean the end of their affair? Or can Claire find her happy ending after all?
WHISPERS OF MEMORY by Brinda Berry (Young Adult)
Weapons training and winter formals…a deadly combination.
All Mia ever wanted was to fit in at Whispering Woods High. But being a portal-finder who dates a guy from another dimension sort of makes it hard. Mia’s brother disappeared over a year ago, and agents from the IIA began policing people’s movements through dimensions. She’d trusted Dr. Bleeker from the local university when he’d told her the IIA were the bad guys. But even a girl with an extraordinary ability to sense things can make mistakes.
Now two people are dead, and as a portal gatekeeper for the IIA, Mia needs to find Dr. Bleeker before he hurts anyone else. And her boyfriend Regulus, an Agent for the IIA, carries secrets of his own. Between learning about weaponry, finding the perfect dress for the winter formal, and catching bad guys, who has time to fit in?