Currently Reading

Alright so I am currently reading and listening to multiple books at once. It’s not because I am crazy; but because I have so many to read and listen to.

Baby & Solo

Blurb:

t’s been two years since Joel last experienced What Was Wrong With Him and eight years since The Bad Thing Happened. Now Joel is 17 and seemingly “normal”, with a new prescription from his therapist: a part-time job. Joel finds work at the local video store amid a motley crew of young people who each answer to a movie character name (“Scarlet” from Gone with the Wind, “Poppins” for Mary Poppins, “The Godfather”, “Hannibal” – you get the idea). It’s a fresh start, and at ROYO Video Joel (who goes by “Solo”, after Han Solo) works to keep his tabula rasa while climbing the not-so-corporate ladder. Soon he befriends rough-around-the-edges “Baby” (from Dirty Dancing, though don’t even joke about putting her in a corner), a prickly girl with terrific taste in movies.

As circumstances throw Baby and Solo together, Joel realizes that for the first time in nearly a decade, he has a chance to make a real friend – one who wouldn’t land him back in the psychiatric ward. But as Baby pushes for Joel to open up to her, he starts to wonder if their friendship can possibly survive the devastating truths from his past. Set in a pop-culture-rich 1990s, this remarkable story tackles challenging and timely themes with huge doses of wit, power, and heart.

Dead to Me: Arcane Souls World (Grave Talker Book 1) by [Annie Anderson]

Blurb:

Meet Darby. Coffee addict. Homicide detective. Oh, and she can see ghosts, too.

There are only three rules in Darby Adler’s life.
One: Don’t talk to the dead in front of the living.
Two: Stay off the Arcane Bureau of Investigation’s radar.
Three: Don’t forget rules one and two.

With a murderer desperate for Darby’s attention and an ABI agent in town, things are about to get mighty interesting in Haunted Peak, TN.

The Library of the Dead

Blurb:

When ghosts talk
She will listen

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and strength. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will rock her world.

Ropa will dice with death as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. And although underground Edinburgh hides a wealth of dark secrets, she also discovers an occult library, a magical mentor and some unexpected allies.

Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?

Five Tuesdays in Winter by [Lily King]

Blurb:

With Writers & Lovers and Euphoria, Lily King’s books catapulted onto bestseller and best-of-the-year lists across the country and established her as one of our most “brilliant” (New York Times Book Review), “wildly talented” (Chicago Tribune), and beloved authors in contemporary fiction. Now, for the first time ever, King collects ten of her finest short stories—half published in leading literary magazines and half brand new—opening fresh realms of discovery for avid and new readers alike.

Told in the intimate voices of unique and endearing characters of all ages, these tales explore desire and heartache, loss and discovery, moments of jolting violence and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. A bookseller’s unspoken love for his employee rises to the surface, a neglected teenage boy finds much-needed nurturing from an unlikely pair of college students hired to housesit, a girl’s loss of innocence at the hands of her employer’s son becomes a catalyst for strength and confidence, and a proud nonagenarian rages helplessly in his granddaughter’s hospital room. Romantic, hopeful, brutally raw, and unsparingly honest, some even slipping into the surreal, these stories are, above all, about King’s enduring subject of love.

Lily King’s literary mastery, her spare and stunning prose, and her gift for creating lasting and treasured characters is on full display in this curated selection of short fiction. Five Tuesdays in Winter showcases an exhilarating new form for this extraordinarily gifted author writing at the height of her career.

I hope you enjoy reading about the books I am reading and listening to. So far I am the farthest in Baby and Solo, then The Library of the Dead , then Dead to Me, then Five Tuesdays in Winter. After these books I have plenty more of interesting books to read and listen to. You guys will love what I am listening and reading next.

Currently Reading

I am currently reading two books at a time right now. A paperback and a ebook on my kindle. The paperback is one of the books I got from the Marshall haul.

Cliff's Edge (Solace Island Series Book 2)

The ebook that I am reading is in a series and is the first book.

All In: (The Kings of Kroydon Hills Book 1) A Brother's Best Friend Romantic Comedy Sports Romance

I hope these two books turn out as good as they look. Let me know in the comments if you have heard of them.

Currently Reading and What’s Next

Currently Reading:

Blurb:

How cool would it be to find yourself living inside your favorite video game?
Wait. What? No.
When the monsters you battle become real, so too does the pain.
You’re going to get hungry, thirsty…and hey, just where are you going to sleep tonight?
Imagine combining very real needs in a world that you must battle monsters and villains simply to stay alive. Three strangers find themselves trapped inside a fantasy world. Each must complete a quest where they will be left with the choice of returning to their miserable lives, or stay and become a part of the magical world of Ashtelon.
But wait…it’s not so simple as that. (It never is.)
A low-level NPC decides he’s tired of the monotony of his life and will do anything to escape. Then he learns of a ring that will grant the bearer access to the real world, where he can live as a king. In order to do that, he needs to use every bit of magic at his disposal to bring the unsuspecting into his world.
Meanwhile…An elite knight, Dareyou, who everyone thought was just another player, needs the help of her newfound friends. When she refuses to aid an evil dryad, he puts a curse on her. But wait! One more thing…her subscription is nearly over. Once that happens, what will become of her? Will she cease to exist or be forever trapped in this world.
Together the friends fight to not only get Dareyou home, but to keep the evil from escaping the fantasy realm. In order to do that, they’ll need help from both outside players and NPC’s. But wait, how? Ever talk to an NPC? No? Because you can’t. Now you see the real dilemma.

What I’m Reading Next:

Blurb:

At the center of a small-town unsolved disappearance lies a terrible secret with consequences that will shake the halls of power in Washington

When Elizabeth Grant returns to rural Mississippi as a family favor, the nightmares about her missing childhood friend Loralie return. This time, her reluctance to accept what her instincts have told her for years–that she has some kind of psychic ability, and Loralie is dead are combined with dire warnings and indications of foul play.

But Elizabeth’s quest for answers uncovers greater evil at work that reaches to the highest levels of the government.

Currently Read: Insert Groom Here by K.M. Jackson

Blurb:

When the groom bows out of a high-profile wedding, the bride goes looking for love on reality tv in this “sharp and sassy” romance series debut (Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author).
 
New York PR executive Eva Ward just won a lavish wedding on the nation’s hottest morning show—only to have her fiancé back out on-air. Then cameraman Aidan Walker makes sure her private meltdown goes viral. The only way she can save face is to star in a new “find-a-groom” reality segment. But finding Mr. Right in one month means ignoring her handsome new producer—none other than Aidan himself—and getting their undeniable attraction out of her system…
 
Eva soon finds there’s a lot more to Aidan than his good looks and freewheeling charm. Getting closer isn’t easy with off-camera politics and on-air suitors constantly in the way. And when secrets from Aiden’s past come to light, Eva wonders if they’re simply too different to ever trust each other.  So now it’s time for Eva to not only flip the script, but write in a few twists no one will see coming.

I’m more than half way through the book and I love it so far. It’s got a lot of comedy and heart.

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Small Dollar Tree Haul

Our Kind Of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

“This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I’ve read in years. I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line.” —Gillian Flynn

This book is the only book I got from the dollar tree but boy does it sound good. I’m already 4 pgs. into the story and it’s already interesting.

Blurb:

This is a love story. Mike’s love story.

Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely, life before he met Verity Metcalf. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. He’s found the perfect home, the perfect job; he’s sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. He knows they’ll be blissfully happy together.

It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been returning his e-mails or phone calls.
It doesn’t matter that she says she’s marrying Angus.

It’s all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, he’ll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move, he’ll know just when to come to her rescue . . .

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Current Read: Deadly Partnership by Richard Gardner

BLURB:

On his retirement, widower Paul Jenkins decides to live with his sister by the sea. But having moved in, the idyllic life that he has been hankering after is thrown into turmoil when he comes face to face with a burglar in the middle of the night.

His impulsive reaction to the intrusion has disturbing consequences when he is confronted with some unsavoury characters. However, it is the dead that he has far more to fear from.

I just started it and so far the action hasn’t stopped. I hope you enjoyed my post. I hope you are enjoying your night. Have a good one!

Current Read: The Shadow Fabric By Mark Cassell

The Shadow Fabric: a supernatural thriller by [Cassell, Mark]

Blurb:

Leo remembers little of his past. Desperate for a new life, he snatches up the first job to come along. On his second day he witnesses a murder, and the Shadow Fabric – a malevolent force that controls the darkness – takes the body and vanishes with it. Uncovering secrets long hidden from humankind, Leo’s memory unravels. Not only haunted by the past, a sinister presence within the darkness threatens his existence and he soon doubts everything and everyone . . . including himself.

Now Leo must confront the truth about his past before he can embrace his future. But the future may not exist. 

THE SHADOW FABRIC is a story revealing the unknown history of witchcraft and the true cause of the Great Fire of London. A sublte horror novel of sins, shadows, and the reanimated dead.

I am about 23% of the way through this book on my kindle app on my phone. So far this book is really interesting. It has already talked of the the reanimated dead, witchcraft, the novel of sins and the Great Fire of London. Leo’s memory is still a mystery but the Shadow Fabric is definitely a malevolent force that controls darkness. I let you guys know how I feel about that when I do the review. This is a good horror novel so far.


Current Read: Come Back To Me by Josie Litton

I just started this book and I am only on page 62. So far I really like it.


BLURB:

After centuries of conflict, a peace treaty has finally been drawn between the warring Saxons and Norse — largely due to the wisdom and bravery of the legendary Viking leader Wolf Hakonson and the noble warrior Lord Hawk.

Hawk and Wolf each married women from warring clans to unite the Saxons and Norse. But for all its blessings, the promise of peace will remain fragile — unless it can be sealed forever by a third and final marriage between these two proud clans….

Come Back to Me

The most feared Viking to come out of the Northlands in a generation or more, Dragon Hakonson, brother to Lord Wolf and friend to Lord Hawk, hopes to steal a few days away by himself before entering into an arranged marriage with a Saxon bride.

But instead of tranquillity, Dragon finds intrigue and passion when he has a chance encounter with a beguiling beauty disguised in boy’s garb. It is clear that the fiery-haired, fiercely willed Rycca is running away from something … or someone.

Dragon is determined to uncover Rycca’s reasons for escape and see her safely to her destination. Yet rather than surrender herself to Dragon’s care, Rycca dares to defy him, disarm him, and even enchant him.

For Rycca has a secret gift that Dragon cannot see. Stalked by the tragic past, struggling to fulfill the promise of peace, only when it is too late does Dragon discover the truth: that the temptress who has stolen his heart is none other than the woman destined to become his reluctant bride….

Hope you guys enjoy this post!

Currently Reading: The Wedding Lullaby (One Night to Forever Book 2) By Melissa McClone

This is book 2 of One Night To Forever and I have to say that I loved the first book. So I am happily reading this one and hoping that it will be as good, if not better than the first book.

The Wedding Lullaby (One Night to Forever Book 2) by [McClone, Melissa]

Blurb:

An impromptu wedding—one night of escape.

That’s all Laurel Worthington’s joke marriage to Brett Matthews was ever supposed to be. But somewhere between the tacky Reno ceremony and annulment day, the troubled socialite surrendered to the romance of a honeymoon night and her wealthy husband’s undeniable charm. When Laurel finds out her faux wedding has produced a very real result, she reaches out to Brett for help. But what can she expect from a virtual stranger—even if he is the father of her unborn child?

After Brett discovers Laurel is pregnant, he sets his mind on marrying her. He’s determined to be the kind of father he never had. But this time around, Laurel will only settle for a love match. Despite their overwhelming chemistry, Brett isn’t convinced he can give her what she needs. Is he capable of stepping up and being the kind of husband and father his new family deserves?

One Night to Forever series:
Book 1: Fiancé for the Night
Book 2: The Wedding Lullaby
Book 3: A Little Bit Engaged
Book 4: Love on the Slopes

Afterthought:

I haven’t done a review for the first book but, I will eventually. I hope you enjoy this post!