What went on in my life:
My son turned 12 this week, that's him at our favorite local Mexican place after they sang to him! This is why I don't really concentrate on Christmas until after the 19th, now I feel I can settle down and celebrate Christmas. Oh my house has been decorated (all but the tree) but I just don't get in the spirit until after I know he has had a wonderful birthday. So Wednesday was busy and it was a crazy week with one kid getting out of school on Tuesday and the other on Thursday and finishing up Christmas shopping for us and for my in-laws. And last minute prep for breakfast at our house on Christmas morning, but it all seems to be falling into place.
How was your week?
What I read (links take you to my reviews or to Goodreads page):
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson (library)- This did not disappoint, one of the better installments in the last few years. A page turner, read this on our rainy Sunday and it was really enjoyable.
All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen (review) - This one is from Entangled Teen and I was excited to read it and was not disappointed in the least.
Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep (review) - I love the Mythos Academy and had this for review and interview with Jennifer this past Friday. I was excited to approach Jennifer about participating in her blog tour after reading her newsletter and she agreed :) Make sure you check out the link and enter the giveaway when you check out my review!
What I received (links take you to Goodreads page):
Real Men Don't Break Hearts by Coleen Kwan - received from Entangled Publishing, released December 10, I'll be reviewing 1/16/13.
Dark Tide by Elizabeth Haynes - through Edelweiss, from Harper, release date 3/12/13, review date 3/8/13.
Kaylee's Ghost by Rochelle Shapiro- received from the author, already released, my review is planned for 2/11/13 unless I can get to it sooner because it sounds like a great book.
Wuthering Nights by Emily Bronte and I.J. Miller - received from Grand Central Publishing, through Netgalley, release date 1/29/13, review 1/25/13.
The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton - received from Joan Schulhafer Publishing and Media Consulting, releases 2/5/13, review and Q&A with Mary on 2/7/13.
Immortal Craving by Kendra Leigh Castle - received from Grand Central Publishing through Netgalley, release date 1/29/13, review 1/30/13.
Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace - received from Ballantine Books through Edelweiss. Pub date 4/30/13, review 4/26/13.
Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks - received from Ballantine Books through Edelweiss. Pub date 3/19/13, review 3/19/13.
Guilt: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman - received from Ballantine Books through Edelweiss. Pub date 2/12/13, review 2/13/13.
The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen - received from Ballantine Books through Edelweiss. Pub date 6/4/13, review 5/29/13.
Tempting the Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon - received from Forever Yours ebooks, Pub date 12/18/12, review as soon as I can, it's another one I can't wait to read.
Forbidden Sister by V.C. Andrews (Book One) - received from Gallery Books, out in Hardcover and Paperback on 2/26/13. Review 2/18/13.
Taken by Kelly Maine - received from Forever Books, through NetGalley, Pub 1/8/13, review as soon as I can.
No Take Backs (A Taken novella) by Kelly Maine - received from Forever Books, through NetGalley, Pub 1/29/13, review as soon as I can.
Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley - received from Forever Books, through NetGalley, Pub 12/18/12, review as soon as I can.
Wild Man by Kristen Ashley - received from Forever Books, through NetGalley, Pub 12/18/12, review as soon as I can.
The Forgotten Queen by D.L.Bogdon - received from Kensington through NetGalley, Pub 1/29/12, review as part of Historical Fiction Blog Tours on 1/23/13 and interview with the author on 1/24/13.
Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe - received from Flux Books through NetGalley, Pub 5/8/13, review 5/8/13.
Sweet 16 to Life by Kimberly Reid - received from K-Teen/Dafina (Kensington) through NetGalley, Pub 1/29/13, review 2/1/13.
A Passion for Life by Sylvia Day - received from Kensington through NetGalley, Pub 1/29/13, review as soon as possible.
From Ashes by Molly McAdams - received from William Morrow, it's out in ebook now, out in paperback 4/16/13, my review will be soon because as soon as I read this description I knew I wanted to read it. Yes for some reason I'm into the love triangle thing right now. It's all Thoughtless' fault!
Afterwife by Polly Williams - received from Berkley Trade, release 12/31/12, review as soon as I can.
Tidal by Emily Snow - bought with my first bit of Christmas money (I can pretty much promise a lot of my Christmas money will go to Amazon gift cards, hey ebooks don't take up space!) I'm really into the New Adult craze right now :)
Serpent's Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz - I enjoyed the first book in this series (The Beauchamp Family) and looked today and this was down to $1.99 for Kindle so I grabbed it!
Unravel Me by Kendall Ryan - another title on my Kindle wishlist that was down in price a little bit so I had to grab it. Hey it called to me!
After: The Shock by Scott Nicholson - I really like Scott as a person and author. No I've never met him, but he's a NC person and that makes me like him and we've emailed. Again this one was $0.99 for a limited time and it's post-apocalyptic, what's not to like?
What I'm Reading Now:
Serpent's Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz (mine, ebook)- I enjoyed the first book in this series and bought it this week so I decided to start it.
Black City by Elizabeth Richards (library) - I've been wanting to read this so I was excited when my library got it in.
Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb (audiobook) - I realized I haven't read one of her books in awhile and it was time to read one. I love these on audio.
Some Books that Piqued My Interest this Week (links take you to Goodreads page):
Thought I Knew You by Kate Moretti - saw the review for this one on Rainy Day Ramblings and it sounds really good, it's now on my wishlist.
Tempestuous by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes - I read an interview with author Amy Helmes at The Cheap Reader and it intrigued me about this book and it's been added to my wishlist. Good thing I know my FIL is giving me money for Christmas, I think it will all go to an Amazon Gift card for books for my Fire!
What are you reading?