It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted

Desert Flame by Janine Grey

Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Hold On To Me by Victoria Purman

Confucius Jane by Katie Lynch

Strictly Between Us by Jane Fallon

 

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Review: Desert Flame by Janine Grey

Review: Try Not To Breathe by Holly Seddpn

Review: Hold On To Me by Victoria Purman

Review: Confucius Jane by Katie Lynch

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What I Am Reading Today

English dog trainer Beth Poole is having trouble getting her life back together after beating a life-threatening illness and divorcing her husband. When her Aussie-soap-obsessed grandma sends her to Australia to recover, it seems a great opportunity for some rest and relaxation while she figures out what’s next. But when Beth arrives in Australia things get off to a rocky start. To begin with, she’s on the wrong coast and there are deadly creatures everywhere. And if that weren’t enough, her neighbours are driving her crazy. She’s staying in the beautiful Margaret River wine region, right next door to a family-owned vineyard. It should be perfect, but the boisterous Hardy clan just don’t seem able to leave her alone. The usually reserved Beth is soon reluctantly embroiled in their family disputes and romantic entanglements. And eldest son Clayton Hardy is proving surprisingly persistent. The more Beth gets to know Clayton and the Hardys, the more she sees what she wants for her future. But as the end of summer approaches, her past comes back to haunt her and will test her newfound relationships to the limit.

 

 What I Plan To Read This Week

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Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s life has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia is safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.   Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he’s quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he’s been keeping secrets from Valek…secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander’s mysterious plans, they realize it’s far more sinister than they could have ever imagined.

Live every day like it was your last. Mathematician and many-time Loser in Love Poppy Devine believes in being prepared. So when she discovers she has breast cancer, all she has to do is dust off the carefully numbered bucket list she prepared years before with her best friend Julia. There are only two problems: Quentin, a gorgeous younger man with rock-star ambitions, wasn’t on her list. And take-a-risk Julia, has suddenly come over all disapproving. Together with Poppy’s hippy mother Scarlet, the three form an unlikely alliance to help Poppy realise her goals. Sky diving, swimming with sharks, cooking classes in Tuscany, visiting an orphanage in India are all part of the journey. Along the way, Poppy is forced to confront her best friend’s grief, her fraught relationship with her mother, and the fact that she really might be using her last available time on earth to make the most imperfect match of her life. But Poppy comes to learn that when your days are numbered there’s no such thing as perfect and love really is all you need.

With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynn Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He’s more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynn is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury… Danger has never looked quite so delicious…

She knows how the bodies are buried. How can a young woman crawl out of a grave that she’s been buried in for two years, but only have died within hours? How can a World War Two plane that’s been missing for decades suddenly reappear on the beach where it was last seen – with the pilot’s body in the cockpit? How can a girl disappear from the Empire State Building only to reappear almost instantly in Times Square looking like an angel fallen to earth? This is the work of the ‘Warlock’ – a case which has the FBI clueless and facing the rising hysteria of believers who see ‘Warlock’ as a miracle worker. Enter Jessica Blackwood, FBI Agent and ex-illusionist. Only she has the knowledge and the skills necessary to see beyond the illusions. Only she can stop the ‘Warlock’

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. readingwritingandriesling
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 13:17:59

    I loved Try Not to Breathe. I have a couple of yours on my TBR looking forward to hearing what you think of them.

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  2. Greg Hill
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 13:34:18

    Your Australia Day giveaway looks fun! And I like the look of your upcoming reads- a couple of mysterious looking ones there. Hope they’re all good!

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  3. bookinglyyours
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 13:41:46

    I have cancer so I try to avoid depressing books but Numbered looks interesting. I’d read it one day . . .

    Happy Monday!

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  4. MarthaE
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 14:02:53

    I have been enjoying several books with dogs.🙂 I loved Night Study! I hope you like it. Mercury Rising is on my TBR list. Happy Reading!

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  5. laurelrainsnow
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 16:57:10

    Try Not to Breathe looks very tempting…enjoy your books and your week!

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  6. Kathryn
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 17:35:33

    Summer Harvest sounds like one I’d enjoy. Hope the weekend is going well for your celebrations.

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  7. Nicole Has Read... (@nicolehasread)
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 21:15:32

    I finished The Bureau of Time this morning. Graceling is next. I read Night Study a little while ago, I didn’t enjoy it as much as previous books in the series.

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  8. Beth F
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 23:17:33

    I liked the Maria Snyder books — but the middle book in the Study series was least favorite.

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  9. eternalised
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 23:59:28

    Angel Killer looks interesting. Enjoy your books!

    My It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  10. Jade @ Reading With Jade
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 00:54:05

    You always seem to have the most eclectic bunch of books lined up. Angel Killer is intriguing. Happy Reading!

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  11. Lisa
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 02:30:49

    Numbered sounds so good — but potentially heartbreaking. I’ll look forward to seeing what you think of it!

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  12. Rita @ View From My Home
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 05:39:53

    I have always been intrigued by Maria Snyder’s series and tempted to try them someday…
    Confucius Jane looks different and fun, and Numbered and Summer Harvest also sound good to me.
    Enjoy your week’s reading!

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  13. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 06:15:41

    I’ve got to get caught up on Jessica Blackwood! Many of your books are by new to me authors! I love that.

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  14. Sara
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:27:54

    Wow, the premise for Angel Killer sounds intense! I’ll have to keep my eyes open for that one🙂

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  15. Kathy Martin
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 09:26:15

    What a nice looking assortment of books. Summer Harvest looks really good. I enjoyed Night Study and hope you do too. Happy reading!

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  16. Jen G. (The Introverted Reader)
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 14:04:28

    I’ve lost track of the Study series so I need to get back into it! Enjoy your week!

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  17. Deborah
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 21:53:19

    Only one familiar book coming up this week.

    Good luck with the Oz Day competition and congratulations (and thank you) again for organising it. (Apologies also for my lack of participation!!!)

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  18. Teddyree
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 22:54:33

    Sorry to have missed the Australia Day blog hop, first time not participating😦
    Hope it went well. I loved Numbered, hope you do too. I really want to read Hold On To Me sometime soon, enjoy Victoria Purman’s writing. Kids back to school this week? Have a great week and happy reading🙂

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  19. RAnn
    Jan 29, 2016 @ 13:26:11

    If she survived, I’d like Numbered; if she didn’t…nope, don’t like downers.

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  20. Christina T
    Feb 01, 2016 @ 03:21:36

    Summer Harvest and Numbered both sound good to me. Hope you have a great week!

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