The Its Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey.
A special treat for you today. Last week I announced the winner of The Personal Planner giveaway and after passing on her details, Personal Planner wanted to offer my readers who weren’t so lucky a special discount should you decide to order your own custom diary.
What I Read Last Week
Back to the Pillaga by Tony Parsons
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
The Prey by Andrew Fukuda
The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers
Guilt by Jonathon Kellerman
Currawalli Street by Christopher Morgan DNF
Posts this week
(click the titles to read my reviews)
Review: Web of Deceit by Katherine Howell ★★★★★
Review & Giveaway: Beneath Outback Skies by Alissa Callen ★★★
Dance of Shadows Blog Tour: Guest post by Yelena Black
Review: Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black ★★★
Review: What the Raven Saw by Samantha-Ellen Bound ★★★
Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda ★★★★
Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene ★★★★
What I Am Reading Today
For smart talking, newly claimed city girl Eve Nicholls, walking up the driveway of her childhood home a property she recently inherited from her mother is an eerie feeling. The horses that she loved still freckle the paddocks but the house is empty, and she’s glad to have her best friend Banjo the Kelpie with her . . . and a bottle of bourbon. Her plan is simple: sell the farm, grab the cash and get the hell out. Despite her desire to keep a low profile, within days of her return Eve runs into all the people she hoped to avoid; the uncle who can’t forgive, the ex who moved on, and the best friend who he moved on with. At the house she is surrounded by memories and worse. She finds an envelope addressed to her in her mother’s handwriting, and sees a shadowy figure in the doorway. Is it her own guilt causing these delusions or has her past finally come back to haunt her? But with horses to feed, an injured mare to care for, and a lifetime of clutter to sort out, there’s plenty to take her mind off it all. Slowly, she begins to discover the girl she used to be: Angie Flanagan, adventurous, animal-loving, vulnerable. When tragedy strikes, Eve realises that changing her name all those years ago in an attempt to hide from her past has not changed the truth of who she really is
What I Plan To Read This Week
(click the covers to view at Goodreads)
Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says, we’re 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.
I love you, Park says.
Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be.
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love—and just how hard it pulled you under.
Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice’s predatory servants and—with Lady Beatrice’s eager cooperation—the four young ladies become her ‘nieces,’ neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned! It’s the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice’s dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orient—and discovers an impostor running his household . . . A romantic entanglement was never the plan for these stubborn, passionate opponents—but falling in love may be as inevitable as the falling of autumn leaves . . .
Magic uses blood—a lot of it. The more that’s used, the more powerful the effect, so mages find “volunteers” to fuel their spells. Lem, however, is different. Long ago he set up a rule that lets him sleep at night: never use anyone’s blood but your own. He’s grifting through life as a Trickster, performing only small Glamours like turning one-dollar bills into twenties. He and his sidekick, Mags, aren’t doing well, but they’re getting by. That is, until they find young Claire Mannice— bound and gagged, imprisoned in a car’s trunk, and covered with invisible rune tattoos. Lem turns to his estranged mentor for help, but what they’ve uncovered is more terrifying than anybody could have imagined. Mika Renar, the most dangerous Archmage in the world, is preparing to use an ocean of blood to cast her dreams into reality— and Lem just got in her way.
Jonelle Baxter is a young woman in a man’s world – a tough, hardworking motor mechanic from an idyllic country family. But lately things in her perfect life have been changing, and her workshop isn’t the only local business that’s struggling. Daniel Tyler is new in town, posted from the city to manage the community bank. As he tries to rein in the spiralling debts of Bundara, he uncovers all sorts of personal dramas and challenges. The last thing Jonny and Dan need is an unwanted attraction to each other. It’s going to take more than a good drop of rain to break the drought and to keep this small but very colourful community thriving.
While you are here…
Congrats Kate (YA Not) who has won For The Love of a Goblin Warrior by Shona Husk
ENTER TO WIN what Love Sounds Like by Alissa Callen – open worldwide
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