Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday Reads & A Happy Birthday

First off, I must wish my darling daughter a Happy Birthday!! Twenty-eight years ago she decided to award us with her presence. And she picked this day to be born, no one forced her! J

Now on to what I read in the past week:

Apr 3: “Immortally Yours” by Angie Fox. Don’t know whether this is a paranormal romance or an urban fantasy, since it’s written in first person. There is romance, although it’s all given one-sided. Blurb on back: No one patches up the incoming wounded like Dr. Petra Robichaud.  Recruited by the gods for her uncanny medical skills, she’s the best M*A*S*H surgeon in the Army. Along with a nosy guard sphinx, vegetarian werewolf, and other paranormal paramedics, she bandages soldiers who are built like Greek gods (literally). But when one sexy immortal ends up on her operating table--half-dead and totally to-die for--Petra’s afraid she’ll lose her patient and her heart… Commander Galen of Delphi is one gorgeous but stubborn demi-god. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, Dr. Petra has to slip it back in--unwittingly revealing her ability to see ghosts. Now that Galen knows her secret, he’s convinced she’s part of an ancient prophecy. If the oracles are right, Petra could lead Galen’s army to peace. And if he seduces her on the way to hell and back? Heaven knows--all’s fair in love and war… Even though first person isn’t my favorite (how do I manage to READ so many of them??), I liked Petra. She was funny. Galen was hot (I would have enjoyed his POV, though). It’s the first of a series, but the ending didn’t leave me wanting to pull out my hair (yay!). I could stop reading here, although I might not because I like the characters. I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

Apr 7: “Perpetual Light” by Jordan K. Rose. Paranormal romance or urban fantasy? It’s written in first person, and I have a hard time labeling this one as a romance. Blurb on back: Fate is cruel. Especially when the one you’ve sworn to love for all eternity-the very soul who changed your destiny-is the last person you should trust. After more than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice. Forced to take her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love, lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles. Samuel, who may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan--capture and enslave the weakened Pharo then take control of her elusive power. Can Lucia trust Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to kill him and battle Samuel alone? I think this book would have been so much better if presented in third person. Instead, it confused me with the back and forth of memories/dreams and there were two POVs, but both in first person. I stuck it out, though, hoping the end would satisfy me. No such luck so it must be a series, although it isn’t mentioned. It’s possible all the problems I had with the book are my fault (other reviewers seemed to love it). The story was interesting, so I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads.


Walking has been going…painful. I love walking, but apparently my feet don’t. I’m not listening to them, though. The only thing that can stop me is the weather and so far it’s been cooperating. My feet will learn to toughen up (although I may go out and buy new shoes to help them along).

Oh, and remember when I said I would freeze at our first Dragons game? Well, it won’t be too far from that. While we’re enjoying the 70s now, the forecast for Friday shows a high of 48. That’s WITH the sun out. Yikes! Guess I better make sure I have the gloves, scarf, and ear muffs, as well as that blasted winter coat. That’s what you’re supposed to wear to a football game, not a baseball game! Argh!

Oh well… Happy Reading!


Maria Zannini said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!

Re: walking
Have you considered investing in better quality walking shoes? I am very hard on my shoes, mostly because my gait is off. (I tend to walk with my head first which is the wrong way for proper locomotion.) But when I use better supportive shoes it helps immensely.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - My shoes are (were) pretty good, they're just getting old and I'm noticing it more and more. Time to go out shopping, once I get the energy to do it! Ha ha!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I like Angie Fox; will have to check that series out. Hope you stay warm and dry at the Dragons game!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I should be DRY on Friday, because if it's raining, I won't be at the game - ha ha!

LD Masterson said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Ditto on Maria's recommendation. Get thee to a show store.

No sympathy from me on the Dragon's game. Cooper's lacrosse game was played in the low 30's a couple weeks ago, metal bleachers out in the wind, and no (gasp) food concessions.

Michael Seese said...

I remain amazed that you can read so much. I can barely get in the comics each day.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Linda - I think my husband and I both need new shoes, so that may happen sooner than later.

Michael - I usually read 50-70 pages in an hour (depending on the type of book and size of font - oh, and on a story I'm enjoying). Don't know if that's fast or not, but that's what it is!

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Birthday :-]