Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday Reads and a Hi-Jacker

I’m having fun at RT so far. The trip to Dallas was almost uneventful. No bad weather (thank God), just a hi-jacking spider. The black, hairy kind. Ugh! Do I have to tell you I freaked out when I saw that thing while I was driving Sunday night? After checking the car on Monday morning and not finding it anywhere, we felt pretty safe until I started driving and the hairy beast stared at me from the rearview mirror! (Oh, and I cracked up my friend because of the way I said it: "He's. On. The. Mirror.") I quickly pulled over to the side (when I say quickly, I mean quickly; I was driving in a 75mph zone.) so my friend could squish it. But of course, it dropped to the floor and skittered under the console. I continued driving after that (a miracle in itself) while my friend kept staring at the floor. We made it to Dallas without another appearance by the monster and parked the car, hoping the sucker would die. But no. I saw him again yesterday just before he crawled under the seat! I may have to buy some bug spray before we leave here on Sunday!

Now…on to what I read this week:

enchanters echo by anise rae
May 7: “Enchanter’s Echo” by Anise Rae, the second book in the Mayflower Mages series, a paranormal/fantasy romance at 275 pages long. Blurb from Goodreads: Aurora Firenze lives a quiet life hiding in a junkyard. Her repair shop is the last hope for gadgets and gizmos before they get tossed onto the trash towers. Fortunately, Aurora can fix almost anything, including mages, though repairing people with metal enchantments is highly illegal. Edmund Rallis, heir to the Rallis senate seat, has spent months hunting down his errant enchantress. He’ll play every game he knows to win her back and entice her to share the secrets she hides. But he’s inadvertently put her on the frontlines of a new game, one with an opponent who’s determined to destroy Rallis Territory and drive the Republic toward war. If the new enemy isn’t stopped in time, Edmund will lose his enchantress again—and this time there won’t be another chance. Started a little slow, and read like a historical at times (formal dialogue), but once the action started, I had a hard time putting it down. I still can’t tell WHEN this story is. Now, in an alternate universe? Future, in how things will end up being? There are vehicles and such, so I assume NOT in the past. Whatever, I enjoyed reading this story.

kiss of crimson by lara adrian
May 12: “Kiss of Crimson” by Lara Adrian, the second book in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance at 387 pages long. Blurb from book: He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all, but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle. In a single erotically charged moment Tess is plunged into his world—a shifting, shadowed place where bands of Rogue vampires stalk the night, cutting a swath of terror. Haunted by visions of a dark future, Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow. Tess is a complication he does not need—but now, with his brethren under attack, he must shield Tess from a growing threat that includes Dante himself. For with one reckless irresistible kiss, she has become an inextricable part of his underworld realm…and his touch awakens her to hidden gifts, desires, and hungers she never knew she possessed. Bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to thwart deadly enemies, even as they discover a passion that transcends the boundaries of life itself…  Loved, loved, loved it! I can see now I’m in deep trouble with this series, because I want them all!!! If you love J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood books, you’ll love these books, too. I read this book with pure enjoyment.

No question today since I won’t be around to comment. Have a good day and…

Happy reading!



JeffO said...

Have mercy--the little fella is just trying to keep your car free of other things!

Have a great time!

Maria Zannini said...

You brought an Ohio spider to Texas?
Not cool.


Sorry you were traumatized.

dolorah said...

Big hairy monster huh? My dad would not have driven - or got back into the car - until somebody produced a dead, squished body :)

Michael Seese said...

"Boris the spider..."

The Happy Whisk said...

Spiders ... I know you hate the buggers.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I don't even want to THINK about what other things that spider can be keeping away!

Maria - Frankly, I hope he expires in Texas!

Donna - Yeah, I'm still not so sure how I feel about getting into that car on Sunday. :)

Michael - You helped inspired my friend. She wants to write a children's book about Boris the spider and his trip to Dallas! :)

Ivy - Yeah, I really REALLY can't stand the creatures.