Saturday, October 24, 2020

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 10/24/20

Well hello there.  Sorry I'm late.  I meant to set this up last night and then totally brainfarted.  Anyway... It was a pretty good reading week, despite having two DNFs.  

I picked up two new ebooks - a romance and a paranormal romantic suspense.  I already read the latter and I started the last unread ebook I had from earlier in the month - a dark UF.  Guess I'd better start looking for some new ebooks.  No new hardcopies this week, but I am chock full of unread hardcopies right now anyway.

Books Read:

69) Night Wish (Nightriders MC #5) by Silver James (10/22/20) - Paranormal Romantic Suspense*. 5 stars.  Not new to me, but underappreciated because it's a new release.  I hope it doesn't stay underappreciated for long.  It seriously rocked. I paid full price at the time of release: $2.99.
Review: "That... was... Amazing. I love Gen. I love Wizard. Okay, so maybe I wanted to poke Wizard in the eye a couple of times. Men, even Wolves, can be so dense sometimes. But it all works out. Good guys win. Bad guys die. All in a day's work for these Wolves. The only missing thing I would've wanted in this story was for that one chick to get a punch in the nose. Humpfh, maybe next time.

Warning, this book isn't for the faint of heart or the tender of sensibilities. There's sex. And swearing. And blood. So much awesome, though. If you can handle it, wade on in. Totally worth it."

68) Hook, Line and Murder by Thom Elkjer (10/20/20) - Mystery#.  5 stars.  New to me and underappreciated.  25c from the thrift store.
Review: "It started slow and I wasn't sure I was going to keep reading, but I forged ahead. It turned into quite the thrilling mystery. Enjoyable premise. Interesting characters. Satisfying resolution. Good stuff all the way around."

67) Mandrake and a Murder by Ruby Loren/Silver Nord (10/19/20) - Paranormal Mystery*. 5 stars.  New to me but not underappreciated.  Free off the ENT newsletter.
Review: "A fun little paranormal mystery."


10/23/20 - political thriller by one of my favorite authors in that genre.  50c at the thrift store.  Got a few pages in and discovered I just wasn't in the mood.  I set this one back on the shelf to read later.

10/21/20 - paranormal suspense.  25c at the thrift store.  Umm... I picked up the book because the cover hinted at a nice quirky paranormal.  As I read it, though, the beginning of the book had me wondering if perhaps the publisher had accidentally put a different manuscript between the covers.  (That happened to me once.)  I mean, the beginning was total suspense.  But I flipped through and the character names matched the blurb on the back, so I went with it.  Then it got to the paranormal part and it was just jarring against the initial set up.  No flow.  =o(

Currently reading... a dark urban fantasy ebook.  So far, so good.  

What was on your reading plate last week?

1 comment:

  1. Firts, thank you THANK YOU! And yes, Carla gets hers eventually. The Old Ladies will take care of her. Just not sayin' when. 😜 As for my reading, I am, at the moment of typing this, at 169 books read toward my 200 book challenge, which puts me 7 ahead of schedule, but not that I'll finish #170 later today so there ya go. Still on the In Death marathon so it makes it easy. Not new, not underappreciated, one of my chicken soup series.

    170 - Secrets in Death #45 - 2 hours left, is 5 stars, counting it here. Lots and LOTS of secrets and a despicable victim. Fun times.

    169 - Echoes in Death #44 - 5 stars. This is a touch one, emotionally for the characters.

    168 - Apprentice in Death #43 - 5 stars. LDSK suspect. (Long-distance sniper killer). There's a twist.

    167 - Brotherhood in Death #42 - 5 stars. Poor Mr. Mira. He's such a lovely character and so sweet with Eve.

    Later today, I'll be starting DARK IN DEATH, #46, which leaves me 6 in the series to go, with the newest releasing in February. Happy reading!