Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What I Read Last Week

Editing is going along great. I foresee finishing Ghostly Liaison by Thanksgiving. And because I'm going along at a good clip, reading time has been reduced. Here are the books I completed since last Wednesday.

Oct 31: "Iced Chiffon" by Duffy Brown. This book is a straight (cozy?) mystery. Blurb on back: "There's always something to gossip about in Savannah, Georgia, and Reagan Summerside always seems to be in the middle of it. She's busy enough running her consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, with her vivacious auntie, KiKi, but now the gossip – and the sales – are about to pick up, after a gruesome discovery…" Not my usual genre, but the story looked fun and I attended Duffy Brown's Mystery Party during Lori Foster's Reader/Author Get Together (which she also helps run), so I bought her book. I sort of thought there might be some kind of romance involved, but there wasn't (although one was teased, sort of). I didn't figure out "who done it" until it was revealed at the end. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

Nov 6: "Claimed" by Rebecca Zanetti. This is the second book in the series and now I need to purchase #3. I liked the story, although the alpha male is a little meaner than I'd prefer (I felt the same way about the alpha male in the first book, too). That won't stop me from continuing on with the series, though. Blurb on back: "Emma Paulsen is a geneticist driven by science. But she's also a psychic, so when a dark, good-hearted vampire frees her from the clutches of the evil Kurjans, she realizes he must be the man who's been haunting her dreams. But with a virus threatening vampires' mates, Emma may discover a whole new meaning of "lovesick"… As King of the Realm, Dage Kayrs has learned to practice diplomacy. Still, it's taken three hundred years to find his mate, so he'll stop at nothing to protect her – even if it means turning his back on his own kind…" I gave this 4 stars on Goodreads.

So what have you read this past week? Please share!

Here's to another week of happy reading!




Jennette Marie Powell said...

I just finished one of the best books I've read all year: Hunting the Corrigan's Blood by Holly Lisle. It's straight sci fi, but has some romance. Also, vampires! Evil ones. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - How sci-fi? Techy like? I have a hard time with those (that, and fantasy). When the words confuse me, I kind of lose interest.

And nothing wrong with evil vampires. I like horror, too!

Michael Seese said...

You read quickly. I just completed a book-on-CD, "Moonwalking With Einstein." It's a non-fiction account the author's year-long effort to compete in the U.S. Memory Championship. Next up: Freakonomics.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Michael - I would lose in a memory championship, but I looked up Freakonomics (by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner). If that's the one you're reading, you'll have to tell me what you thought of it. It looks very interesting!