Saturday, August 10, 2019

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 8/10/19

Hello again.  Thanks for stopping by.

I picked up one new ebook this week - a mystery.  Still have four unreads left - 2 UF, paranormal mystery, and MG fantasy.  No new hardcopies.

Books read:

74) For Fox Sake by Emma Dean (8/8/19) - Paranormal Romance/UF* - 5 stars.  New to me, but not underappreciated.  Free off the Robin Reads newsletter.
Review: "Loved it, even if it was a little spicier than I like my paranormal romance. But loads of thrills and action, too. I picked it up because it sounded different - fox shifters, after all - and I wasn't disappointed. Loved the premise, loved the plot, loved the sister and the grandma. Totally lurved the foxes and their witch who isn't a witch."
Extra Note:  I want to read the second book, but it's breaking rules I set for myself - calling itself a 'reverse harem' book and frontloading keywords in the title.  Plus, it's outside my budget right now.

73) Curiosity Killed the Cat by TH Hunter (8/5/19) - Paranormal Mystery*# - 5 stars.  New to me and underappreciated as far as reviews go.  Free off the Free Kindle Books FB Group.
Review: "Fun paranormal mystery! I loved the characters, the setup, the premise... and, of course, the whodunnit!"

72) Omega Games (Stardoc #8) by SL Viehl (8/3/19) - SF - 5 stars.  Not new to me but could be appreciated way more.  I've had this book for years and I've read it before.  I'm slowly making my way back through this series since I originally read it out of order and skipped several in the middle.
Review: "I read this once, years ago, but I didn't remember it, so it was like reading it new all over again. Inhaled it. Awesome 8th book in an awesome series."

71) Maggie's Run (Outback Brides #1) by Kelly Hunter (8/3/19) - Romance* - 5 stars.  New to me, but not underappreciated.  Picked up for free from the Book Doggy newsletter.
Review: "Everything a romance novel should be. Plus, Australia! I have a weakness for romances set in Australia."


8/7/19 - Mystery.  Free.  I should've known better than to start a series at book #5, but I picked it up by accident and figured what the hell.  It was too cluttered with reminding readers about stuff that happened before while also being way too cluttered with new stuff.  This happened and this happened and this happened and this happened and here's a puppy.  It all got very 'short attention span theater' and confusing and I gave up. 

Currently reading... Nothing.  I did stuff yesterday, then I went fishing, then it was Live PD night.  So I didn't pick up another book to read.  I'll find something to read later today.

What did your reading week look like?


  1. I started, but haven't finished, BLACKSTONE, a historical suspense by Richard Falkirk. It's a blast from my past and free on KU. I'm enjoying it but can only read for so long. I'm editing 5 books and reading them on computer as I go so reading on the Kindle at night is hit or miss. Still, it's a fun one, much as I remembered.

    My GR challenge total is 167. The books added this week, all audio are:
    165: The Leopard King (Ars Numina #1), Ann Aguirre. Reread, not underappreciated, 4 stars, Paranormal Fantasy. Good start to the series. Free to listen with Audible Escape subscription.

    166: The Demon Prince (Ars Numina #2), 5 stars. REALLY liked this one, though it was much sexier than the 1st. The heroine is probably on the autism spectrum and some readers found her hard to connect with. I liked her a lot and the H/h make a perfect couple. Audible Escape

    167: The Wolf Lord (Ars Numina #3) 4 stars. Enjoyed this one quite a bit. The heroine is driven, the hero something of a slacker but he steps up and a political marriage turns to love. Audible Escape

    Curently listening to The Shadow Warrior (Ars Numina #4). This one involves an Eldritch (sort of a cross between an elf and a fae) assassin and a tiger shifter. This one goes deeper into the sexy bits with some D/s overtones. It's well done but won't be everyone's cup of tea. Sadly, the next two books in the series aren't available yet.

    Not as many books this week but I'm trying to get my own ducks in a row for publishing purposes. Hope you caught fish!

    1. Sounds like you had a good reading week, Silver. Yay!

      I thought of you when I read 'For Fox Sake'. I think it would be right up your alley - fun and suspenseful and spicy. Not sure if they have audio, though. =o(

      And yes, I did catch fish. A little bluegill for me and a little bitty bluegill for Hubs. =o)