Sunday, August 1, 2010

What are you Reading Monday - August 2

Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books and join in!

Books Completed Last Week 
  • Virals by Kathy Reichs (review)
  • A Change of Heart by Shari Mauer (review) 
  • Katy's Debate by Kim Vogel Sawyer (review)
  • Final Touch by Brandilynn and Amberly Collins (review)
  • Monster High by Lisi Harrison (review)
  • Premiere by Melody Carlson (review)
  • The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer (review)
Reading Now:
  • Definitely Dead (audible on my Kindle)
  • Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs (audiobook in car)
  • Freefall by Mindi Scott (review)
  • The Chill of the Night by James Hayman
  • Catwalk by Melody Carlson
  • Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
Reviews completed this week (books read before this week):
Other books still need to review:
  • Wings by Aprilynne Pike (library) 
  • The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (mine)  
  • The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells (review)
  • The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs (audiobook)
Summary -

What a reading week!  I read a bunch of books and hope to carry the momentum into this week.  I also made great progress on review books and read several for scheduled reviews next week.  It was a busy week on the home front.  Hubby's birthday was Tuesday, my mom's retirement luncheon was Thursday, she retired on Friday and I had my hubby's birthday party with about 20 guests on Saturday night.  I spent most of the day Saturday making spaghetti, cutting up salad fixings and making the desserts.  The party was a blast and hubby was very happy.  The kids also had a lot of fun.  This week looks to calm down.  I have my check-up and MRI at Duke today and then it's back to work tomorrow.  The kids will be at my parents most of the week and that will make for quiet evenings and more reading time :)

Favorite book of the week:  I loved Virals - it was different and good.  I also love A Change of Heart - what an amazing subject to deal with and make an entertaining read.  Check  both of these out.  A Change of Heart is out now and Virals will be out I believe in November.

Sizzing Summer Nights Giveaway

Come join me for a chance to win 1 of 3 sets of 5 super steamy reads that are up for grabs courtesty of Anna Balisi and Forever Romance.  So what are the books you can win?  Here's a quick look:

By Rita Herron
Price: US$6.99/CAN$8.99
ISBN: 9780446199490


Fueled by her family's murder years ago, Dr. Marlena Bender has devoted her life to understanding violent criminals. But when a serial killer in this small Southern town starts taking the lives of women in diabolical ways--leaving trophies of his kills on Marlena's doorstep--it all hits too close to home. Terrified, Marlena turns to the only man she can trust...the man who saved her life.


Sheriff Dante Valtrez would move heaven and earth to keep Marlena safe, but he's not the savior she thinks he is. A dark legacy runs through his blood and a dangerous secret lies within him. Now a fierce, hot, ruthless desire draws Dante and Marlena together--as a demonic force from his past threatens to rip them apart, destroying everything they hold dear.
By Cynthia Eden
Price: US$6.99/CAN$8.99
ISBN: 9780446559249
FBI Special Agent Monica Davenport has made a career out of profiling serial killers. But getting inside the twisted minds of the cruel and the sadistic has taken its toll: She's walled herself off from the world. Yet Monica can't ignore fellow agent Luke Dante, the only man who ever broke through her defenses.

Luke has the unique ability to put victims at ease . . . professionally, he and Monica made a perfect team. Now they're reunited to catch a murderer who uses his victims' deepest, darkest fears for sport - but their investigative skills aren't enough. Luke and Monica will have to face the secrets from their past, the ones that terrify them the most, if they are to have a future together.
But can they catch a killer whose weapon is . . .

By Lili Feisty
Price: US$6.99/CAN$8.99
ISBN: 9780446541930


Art gallery curator Joy Montgomery has never liked her body's generous curves. And she's always been too shy to explore her wild side. But tonight, everything is going to change . . . Desperate to save her job, Joy approaches bad-boy artist Ash Hunter and asks him to exhibit his erotic work at her gallery. Ash agrees on one condition: Joy must pose as his model. But business soon turns to pleasure, as Joy experiences a passion beyond her wildest imaginings and Ash finds more than just inspiration in his voluptuous new muse.

By Cara Elliott
Price: US$6.99/CAN$8.99
ISBN: 9780446541312

 An expert in antiquities, Lady Alessandra della Giamatti arrives in Bath to excavate newly discovered Roman ruins-only to find herself caught in a web of evil intrigue by a blackmailer threatening to expose her scandalous past. The one man who can help her is Lord James "Black Jack" Pierson, a fellow member of the expedition and a sinfully handsome rogue whose tempting presence ignites a different sort of danger.

Jack has clashed with Alessandra in the past, so when she suddenly surrenders her body he can't help being suspicious. Is she a scheming temptress? Or is she truly a lady in trouble? As desire and deceptions swirl around them, Alessandra and Jack must find a way to win each other's trust. For if they don't work together to uncover a shocking truth, their enemy-and their own simmering passions-may destroy them and everything they cherish.

By Paula Quinn
Price: US$6.99/CAN$8.99
ISBN: 9780446552387


Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she's been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown's most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal--and a bold rescue--land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.


As the firstborn son of a powerful Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor has no loyalty to the English throne, but he's not the kind of man to leave a woman in distress, even if she is English. He vows to deliver Davina to safety, unharmed and untouched. Yet one stolen kiss leaves them both smoldering with desire...and desperate for more. With Davina's secret threatening to destroy his clan, Rob must choose between everything he holds dear and the one woman he can't live without.

To Enter:

First the rules:  Open to US/Canada only and no P.O. Boxes please.  Giveaway copies will be mailed directly to the winners from the publisher.  

Simply comment to enter.  For extra entries, tell me which book of the above you want the most.  You can also gain extra entries for following (gfc, rss, email, twitter, etc.) and for tweeting (1 per day).  You can post separate comments or lump all your entries into one comment.  Giveaway ends August 31st.