It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

The Its Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey.


 How can my life be so uneventful, yet so busy?


What I Read Last Week

Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbøl

Intensive Care by Nicki Edwards

Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Losing It by Helen Lederer

Wolf, Wolf by Eben Venter


  New Posts

(click the titles to read my reviews)

AWW Feature: My Writing Journey by Nicki Edwards

Review: Intensive Care by Nicki Edwards ★★

Review: Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbøl ★★

Review: My Sunshine Away by MO Walsh ★★★★1/2

About: Losing It by Helen Lederer ★★★

Stuff on Sundays: Eclectic Reader 2015 Recommendations Part 3


 What I Am Reading Today

FBI Agent Ren Bryce finds herself entangled in two seemingly unrelated mysteries. But the past has a way of echoing down the years and finding its way into the present. When Special Agent Ren Bryce discovers the body of a young woman in an abandoned car, solving the case becomes personal. But the more she uncovers about the victim’s last movements, the more questions are raised. Why was Laura Flynn driving towards a ranch for troubled teens in the middle of Colorado when her employers thought she was hundreds of miles away? And what did she know about a case from fifty years ago, which her death dramatically reopens? As Ren and cold case investigator Janine Hooks slowly weave the threads together, a picture emerges of a privileged family determined to hide some very dark secrets – whatever the cost.


 What I Plan To Read This Week

(click the covers to view at Goodreads)

 The last time Katrina Delaney saw Jack Fairley was the morning after a one-night stand, when she discovered he was engaged to be married. Seven years later, she dreams of a missing boy – Jack’s son. Katrina has worked with police to find missing children before, and she knows she must help. But seeing Jack again comes with its own set of dangers, and Katrina fears the risks she is taking with her heart. Jack Fairley’s standing in the community can’t keep his son from wandering off during a country rodeo. Frantic with worry, Jack is willing to do anything to find him, even put aside his scepticism and accept the help of a woman who sees his son in a dream. But when that woman turns out to be Katrina Delaney, he’s immediately suspicious. Neither Katrina nor Jack have any reason to trust each other, or the attraction that flares between them again. But trust they will have to, if they want any chance at love.

A mother’s nightmare: her children taken from her because of unexplained injuries all over their bodies. Who will believe her story? When lawyer Daniel Connell receives a visit from his trouble-making old flame Victoria pleading for his help, he looks for any excuse not to get involved. But no one else believes her pleas of innocence and Daniel can see she is terrified. As he enters Vick’s life once more, Daniel’s search for truth leads from the dark heart of Essex to the mountains of Afghanistan, and a terrifying world where monsters are real – and nothing is sacred.

Sassy foodie Becca Stone is over her job taking reservations in one of London’s most successful restaurant empires. So when she is unexpectedly catapulted into working as PA to celebrity chef, Damien Malone, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Becca is quickly caught up in an exciting whirlwind of travel, reality TV and opening nights, and even her usually abysmal love life takes a turn for the better. But as Becca is slowly consumed by the chaos of life in the spotlight, she begins to lose touch with her friends, her heart and even with reality. Working with Damien has its challenges and she is soon struggling with his increasingly outrageous demands and sleazy advances, all while managing the ridiculous requests of his self-centered wife. It takes a disastrous trip to Italy for Becca to realize that she may have thrown away exactly what she’s been looking for all along. Inspired by real-life adventures, this deliciously funny and romantic story reveals a tantalizing glimpse of the trendy restaurant scene: a world where chefs are treated like rock stars, and cooking isn’t all that goes on in the kitchen.

Once, only her own life hung in the balance… New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she’s back with a new tale of intrigue… Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she’d survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands — and protect her relationship with Valek. Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek’s job — and his life — are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret — or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is — while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers. Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous…



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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laurelrainsnow
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 11:49:58

    Enjoy your books! I am eager to read My Sunshine Away.



  2. thebookdate
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 12:31:35

    Yes Chef looks good. Will be interested to see what you think of Snowy River Man. I love the quotes at the top, made me laugh.



  3. Elizabeth
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 13:11:09

    Added Yes, Chef to my goodreads. Seems like a fun one!



  4. ondbookshelf
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 13:40:13

    Yes Chef appeals to me. I look forward to your review.



  5. Greg
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 14:22:10

    I love those quote… Sinatra… 🙂



  6. Mystica
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 15:13:47

    Enjoy all your reads. Like the Chamberlain book especially.



  7. Mystica
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 15:15:37

    I accidentally put in a comment for another blog on yours. Sorry.
    Enjoy all your reads.



  8. Teddyree
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 17:26:17

    Yes Chef appeals to me and Nothing Sacred too, I’ll wait to see what you think of it. Quote gave me a giggle, thanks. Happy reading 🙂



  9. Fay
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 22:54:14

    I have Losing It on my Audible just waiting for me to press play!



  10. Deborah
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 23:09:37

    Oh, I like Alex Barclay! (And Linwood Barclay. Wonder if they’re related….)

    I know what you mean about busy-ness. I don’t even have a family and I seen to constantly be running out of time!

    Take care. x



  11. Lisa
    Feb 24, 2015 @ 02:52:26

    Have a great week! I keep thinking I should get around to the “Study” books.



  12. Laura @ canido52
    Feb 24, 2015 @ 22:22:59

    I haven’t read any of these! Looks like a good book reading week. I’m currently reading Colorless which I am really enjoying… time to sneak away and read some more!



  13. mpartyka
    Feb 25, 2015 @ 04:40:00

    You captured my month perfectly – I’m SO busy doing nothing. I guess this is good though, right?

    The Secrets of midwives, and The Exit look good. I’m getting ready to travel and looking for books, hoping they are available in the US.

    Have a great week!



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