Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday Reads

BITE ME, I’M YOURS is with my daughter for a final review, which I've timed perfectly since I must clean my house this week. My friend is coming over, and while she’s seen my messy house, it has been awhile since her last visit and well, yeah, the place is a mess. Figured if I take it slow and do a little bit each day, I won’t feel so overwhelmed. So far, so good. But, in between cleaning, I’ve been reading (and trying really hard NOT to write my next novel - if I started it now--and I want to very, very much--I’d never get the house clean). This is what I finished this week:

Jul 7: “The Shadow Tracer” by Meg Gardiner. This is a stand-alone thriller. Blurb: Can a person ever really disappear for good by going off the grid? And what happens when vanishing is no longer an option? Sarah Keller is a single mother to five-year-old Zoe, living quietly in Oklahoma. She’s also a skip tracer, an expert in tracking people who’ve gone on the lam to avoid arrest, prosecution, or debt--pinpointing their location to bring them to justice. When a school bus accident sends Zoe to the ER, their quiet life explodes. Zoe’s medical tests reveal what Sarah has been hiding: Zoe is not her daughter. Zoe’s biological mother--Sarah’s sister, Beth--was murdered shortly after the child’s birth. And Zoe’s father is missing and presumed dead. With no way to prove her innocence, Sarah must abandon her carefully constructed life and go on the run. Chased by cops, federal agents, and the group responsible for Beth’s murder, Sarah embarks on a desperate journey. Can her knowledge as a skip tracer help her stay off the grid, remain one step ahead of her pursuers, and find a way to save her daughter? I love Meg’s books. Both of her series and her stand-alones. They grab a hold of me and won’t let go. I was so glad to finish my writing project on Friday so I didn’t feel guilty not putting this book down! If you love suspense, you’ll love this book. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.

Jul 9: “Consumed” by Rebecca Zanetti. This is the fourth book her Dark Protector series, a paranormal romance. Blurb: Katie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting race trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She’s good at it because she has the kind of focus an drive that won’t back down no matter how steep the odds. Call is southern sass. Whatever it is, there’s no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she’s ever cared about--a man on the verge of losing his very humanity… For the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people form a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan’s guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising… The first three books of this series dealt with vampire brothers. I liked them okay, but thought the heroes were a bit on the mean side--her vampires tend to be a bit on the mean side. But I really like her shifters and love Jordan and Katie. No meanness! This is my favorite of the series so far. I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads.

So, when do you clean your house? If you’re a cleanaholic, wanna come over? J

Happy Reading!


(turning **mumble, mumble** years old in 8 wake ups!)


Michael Seese said...

In the hour before the folks we pay to clean come over.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Michael - I would LOVE to pay someone to clean, but I'd have to straighten up first anyway. Heck, that's most of my cleaning as it is! We have way too much clutter (junk).

I do have to say, doing a little bit each day is working great and the house is actually looking visitable!

The Happy Whisk said...

I'm reading your posts backwards - and already know you kicked some major cleaning butt on your house.

Go you. Woohoo.