4 Book related Announcements I am impatiently waiting for:

 The lineup for the Anthology that Nalini Singh mentioned here.
I could have sworn that she wrote the lineup earlier, but I think she edited her post. Let’s just say that I am crossing my fingers the lineup that she originally wrote was the correct one.
 Lisa Shearin’s Sekrit project
Ms Shearin have been teasing about an sekrit project with a short deadline on her blog. And I am going insane with curiosity. But since I am a nice reader ( and a bit shy) I am not pestering her for details.
 More info about Patricia Burroughs new fantasy triology
This is another teasing author. I love Patrica Burroughs romance novels, and I love fantasy. So the news that Patricia Burroughs has sold an Fantasy triology is making me drool. She is dropping hints, like the series titles. She is revealing the cover in September. *whimpers* But I cannot do anything except wait.
That C. E. Murphy sells Right Angle to Fairyland
I had the fortune to read Angles 3 years ago, and I have been waiting for it to be published ever since. Since is it is so freaking good. In my humble opinion, of course.
So this is the book news that I am waiting for right now. Are you waiting for a new series or book to be announced? If so, please tell me in comments! I would love to know.

Oh, look. Another month have passed.  I have been busy enjoying the sunshine ( and blessing the fact that Sweden rarely gets temp over 30 C), and spending time with my family. And writing. A lot of writing.  So far this month I have written close to 90 pages, which is really good.   

And because of the writing, I have done research. Fascinating research about Sweden during the 1700’s.

Other than the writing I am busy preparing to switch Book Recommendation to Word Press. And self-hosting. *gulp* But I am sure it will go fine.  ( My biggest worry is that I’ll forget to post. )

WWW Wednesday July 10

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

There have been awhile since I did one of these.  I am thinking of doing it monthly for the rest of the year, since once a week feels too often to me. 

Recently finished:

I have read a lot of ARCs the last 10 days, and  rhe most recent ARC is Diamond Dust by Vivian Arend.   I requested it from the author, and I am glad I did.  It was really good .  A longer  review is coming in August, since it isn’t out until late August.

Currently reading:
Since  I finished Diamond Dust last night, I haven’t started a new book yet. ( Yeah. I know. It is shocking.)

Reading next:
I think I’ll re-read Beyond Control by Kit Rocha. I am in the mood for Erotic Romance. ( Actually what I am in the mood for is book 3, but since that isn’t available yet I’ll re-read instead) 

On hiatus

You might have noticed that my last post was on June 11th.. The reason for that is  simple.  Right now, I go up at 6.30ish, leave at 8ish, spends the day in the field doing excursions, and returns at 6.00 pm.  Couple that with social obligaions, like birthdays and graduations, and I am too busy to even start the computer most days. 

So I am putting the blog on hiatus until July 1st, since by then things should have calmed down.  

Anticipated May releases:

It is a short list this month, mostly highlighting contemporary romance.  But June? Is packed. So I am saving my money this month.

Once Trey Christopher was the small-town golden boy. Now he’s just another burned-out, washed-up ex-quarterback with a bum knee, a tarnished reputation, and a simple wish. To be the kind of man he can face in the mirror.

Moving back home is a start, as is hiring a down-on-her-luck local woman to help him out around his grandparents’ old homestead.

The last thing Baylee Westring wants is to clean house for a high school crush who barely remembers her name, but Trey’s money will finally top off her get-out-of-Hendersonville-forever escape fund.

Before she hits the road, though, Baylee’s got something for the man she still finds wildly attractive: the virginity he almost—but not quite—took during a drunken teenage party.

Neither is prepared for the emotional impact of that encounter. But just when Baylee dares to believe in happy ever after, an old enemy turns up to even the score. And Trey finds his heart left in the red zone, with his last chance for love ticking down to zero.

Rocky Mountain Rebel Vicki Hansol made different choices than her less-than-reputable mom and sister, yet her fiery temper has left her branded with the same town-bad-girl label. When she desperately needs a change of scenery, her get-out-of-town-free ticket arrives—and requires she face down one of her deepest fears.

Easygoing Joel Coleman has nothing to complain about, but he’s never really done anything to brag about either. The youngest member of the Six Pack Ranch is looking to make some changes in his life that include stepping out from under his twin brother’s shadow.

So when the bold beauty with the smart mouth approaches him with a proposition, Joel is intrigued. Her request for him to teach her to ride soon takes on a whole new meaning. All that passion in his arms, his bed, in the barn…hell, anywhere he can get it? Bring it on.

But tangling the sheets leads to unanticipated complications, and by the time the dust settles, everything family means is going to be challenged.

(1 Curious Sub + 1 Dom in Denial) – Inhibitions = 4 Naughty Nights
Wildlife biologist Lindsey thought attending a fan convention with her new boyfriend Ben was a great idea–until their relationship imploded. Lindsey still lusts after her ex–but if he wants her, he’s going to have to prove he can give her what she needs.
Ben will do anything to win Lindsey back, and when he sees her in her skimpy black vinyl convention getup, he realizes what she’s been craving all along. And he’s inspired to finally give in to his own dark desire to take complete sexual control…
Lindsey is surprised by her reaction to Ben’s kinky new seduction techniques, and suddenly sees the brilliant but boring code guru in a different light. After several erotic encounters in hotel rooms and stairwells, she’s falling for him all over again. And wondering if the intimate connection will last once they head home…

Friday Finds April 5th:

I love the Heirs of Alexandria series by Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint and David Freer. It is historical fantasy, and has intriguing characters, a great worldbuilding and an action packed plot.
And.. I just discovered that the next book is out in June. Yay! I probably should re-read the previous bricks.. I mean books, first. Since it has been awhile since I read them :).
I also discovered that Eight million gods by Wen Spencer have been pushed back to June. Oh well, it could alway be worse. It could have been June next year. Right?
I read and liked the first two De La Vegas novels, but today I read an excerpt from Fated by Lauren Dane and I really, really liked it. In fact, I liked it so much that I want to buy the whole series. Oh, and did I mention that this happened 4 days after BoB’s 40% off campaign ended? Sigh. Meanwhile , I am re-reading the De La Vegas novels.

WWW Wednesday April 3

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 Currently reading:
Wilder’s mate by Moira Rogers. I just started it, and I expect to finish it tomorrow since it is short :).
Recently read:
Cast in Fury by Michelle Sagara. It was good, and I look forward to read Cast in Silence :).
Reading next:
Hunter’s Prey, probably. The plan is to re-read the first 3 books, and review Archer’s Lady,  before the 4th book releases in 3 weeks or so.

Anticipated April Releases:

Paranormal Romance:

USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison begins an all-new, darkly romantic paranormal saga, in which the fate of existence itself lies in the balance—and the key to victory may rest in the hands of two eternal lovers… 
In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…
Thousands of years ago, there were eight of them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on—and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.
Then she remembers who killed her during her last life, nine hundred years ago…Michael.

I won a copy of this book in a giveaway, so I suspect that it either has shown up already or will show up this week.   Anyway, the plan is to read it, and hopefully review it :).

 Patricia Rice charms us yet again with a new tale about an enchanting Malcolm woman who must work a little magic to save a family empire and her own marriage…

Duke Harry of Sommersville indulged in a carefree, comfortable life— until a sudden inheritance leaves him plagued with a crumbling family manor and hungry debtors. What’s a desperate duke to do but marry the well-heeled woman betrothed to him for years?

Christina Malcolm Childe soon discovers the heavy demands of her new title and the dilapidated and haunted mansion that is her new home. To make matters worse, her magical gift of reading auras reveals that her laughing Harry has become a dark and bitter man. But this mischievous Malcolm has a plan of retaliation: to refuse to consummate their marriage until Harry learns to love her truly.

If only she can resist his raw masculinity long enough to determine the cause of his unhappiness and the mansion’s neglect. She must find her answers quickly, before the worm-eaten floors fall from beneath her very feet. That is, if Harry doesn’t sweep her off them first.

 I know, I already have a copy. but I want a copy that is properly proofread.
 When a witch is hot for teacher, the sparks are sure to fly.

Zachary Beckett has been a screw-up most of his life, but he’s finally done something right. He saved his brother’s life at great personal cost, and now he’s on his way to Cleveland to rain as a witch. There he meets Johra Yashodar, a teacher with the belief that Zach is still a screw-up. It isn’t long before Zach realizes he’s hot for teacher.

Jo has never met someone like Zachary Beckett. His blue eyes haunt her, his body is made for sin and his magic… well. The less said about that the better. He’s the worst witch she’s ever met, bar none. But Jo is determined to help him, and to do that she’ll fight the attraction she feels towards him tooth and nail.

But things aren’t always what they seem, and when Zach realizes he’s under a hex he comes into his own… as one of Hecate’s Own. Chosen by the Goddess Herself to fight evil, it’s up to Zach and his brothers to save Jo from a fate worse than death.

 I love Dana Marie Bells books. Mmm. And I cannot wait to read this one.

Contemporary Romance
Whatever happened to Abigale Applegate?
She’s been wondering the same thing.
With her Hollywood dreams long gone, Abigale now has a nice, neat, uncomplicated life—until the day her perfect fiancé needs to talk. Dumped, a little more than shattered, and totally confused, Abigale turns to Zach, her best friend since forever, to help her pick up the pieces. He does it with a gift—a copy of Wreck This Journal. She can vent her frustrations, and sketch out a new plan. Zach just hopes he’s part of it. Because he’s been in love with Abigale his entire life.
When the journal falls into Zach’s hands, he discovers Abigale wants a new man. And fast. Nothing more than a hot distraction. Zach has a strategy, too. He’s going to be that man. It’s his last chance. Abigale might be out to shake up her life, but Zach’s out to reinvent it. Now, all he has to do is convince Abigale that life can go as planned.

  The combination of not being a small town romance and Shiloh Walker makes me itch to read this one.

Fantasy Romance:

The Rook

An assassin hired by vengeful elven rebels to kill the calculating Duke of Shalridan, Julian walks into a trap and barely escapes with his life. Healed by a beautiful captive in the dungeons, he’s enthralled and vows to free her from the duke’s clutches.
The Hawk
A Knight of the Hawk duty-bound to cleanse elven magic from Adalonia, Kestar has a secret–and heretical–ability to sense the use of magic from afar. He knows something suspicious is happening in the duke’s keep, but he has no idea how deep the conspiracy goes.
The Dove
A half-elven healer with no control over her magic, Faanshi is the goddess’s to command. She’s always been a pawn of the powerful, but after healing two mysterious and very different men, she faces a choice that may decide the fate of the whole kingdom…

I really liked Fairie Blood when I read it, so when I found out that Angela Korra’ti had sold a triology to Carina Press, I got really excited.  I pre-ordered this during Books on Board’s sale. 


Nate Powell lived one full life as a world-class inventor before a disaster born of magic and science returned him to his prime—and turned him into a half-vampire, half-bloodhound abomination.
He’s finally stopped yearning for death, but he’s a long way from being excited about life—even if his newly virile body is very excited by the latest arrival to Iron Creek.
Diana is another creature that shouldn’t exist—a female bloodhound. While the males of Iron Creek accept her as a fellow warrior, Nate seems torn between a desire to study her and a need to protect her. Diana’s urges are a lot more carnal.
When they learn that a rogue hound is selling women across the border, Diana and Nate are chosen to infiltrate the vampires’ capital city. But before long their inner bloodhounds feel the mating pull—and a hound never outlives their mate for long. In a fight to keep each other alive, they could both end up worse than dead.

I have been waiting for Nate’s story since the first book. Plus, a female Hound.  Can it get any better?

Embarrassment of Riches Reading Challenge: March Update

Is is April already?  It is probably way that winter stubbornly refuse to bulge that makes it feels like it isn’t April. Anyway, onwards to the books. 
I was really good in March when it came to reading books from my TBR pile. Although a lot of them wasn’t eligible for this challenge.   But there were books that was eligible too :).
I read 6 books in March. Or should I say 10, since one of them was an omnibus? Hmm…
Note: I bought  Dixie Rebel and Imperfect Rebel before they got new titles and covers.
I liked it, but the spelling of the hero’s name drove me nuts, since it was a Scandinavian name and it was spelled wrong.  Axell, instead of Axel ( which, btw, means shoulder. Fitting for the hero’s personality)
 I loved Cleo. She was a hoot :).And it was fun to read  about her and  Jared’s romance.
That said, I recommend that you read Dixie Rebel first to understand Cleo’s background a bit better.
Well written, well plotted. I like Kaylin, and it was fascinating to see her navigate the Barrani Court.
  This was an omnibus of novellas, and I can understand why it is available as an omnibus, since it is necessary to fully appreciate the story ARC.  I’ll probably pick up the rest of the series. Sometime.
 I really, really like John H Carroll’s novels. They are well written, and takes the standard tropes, and twist them :). 
 That said, I would probably have liked it more if Tathan and Anilya had made another choice.

The premise of this sounded intresting, but I had trouble connecting with characters, plus Mercy’s gift left me with a bitter aftertaste.
So I will probably not get the other books in the series. 

The Sorcerer snippet no 3

I stepped out of the car, and stared at the house. Once, it had been painted a bright yellow and kept in top shape. Now, the paint was flaking, and the roof was in need of repair. I shook off the bitterness that filled me. You had no choice but selling it to cover the back taxes, I reminded myself. I opened the car door, and stepped outside.

Solange looked around and shook her head.
“ What a dump,” she murmurred.

Irritation flared, but I squashed it. She was right, the house was a dump. I opened the gate, and hid a wince when the paint left a grey trace. I rubbed it against my thigh, and swallowed a growl when it stubbornly clung to my palm.