Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday Reads

I’ve been busy. Here’s what I read this week:

Feb 24: “Sweet Revenge” by Rebecca Zanetti, the second book in the Sin Brothers series, a romantic suspense at 341 pages. Blurb from book: Matt Dean was born to fight…and kill. Members of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he’s gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho…and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure. Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She’s spent years running from her own past—the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt’s strong arms offer her protection, and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she’s ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt’s past and putting everything—and everyone—he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out? Holy cannoli! I can’t believe how long I waited to get back into this series. Stupid me!! This book (this series) has everything I love: hot guys, sexy scenes, and a suspense that keeps me turning the pages. Totally entertaining. Got the next one sitting here and I’m not waiting this time!

Feb 27: “Blind Faith” by Rebecca Zanetti, the third book in the Sin Brothers series, a romantic suspense at 368 pages. Blurb from book: For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another…until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there’s only one person who can save his family, the very woman Nate swore he’d never trust again. The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He’s just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there’s an edge to him now that’s as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can’t refuse. But she has secrets of her own—secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives… You know when you get toward the end of the book and you don’t want to put it down? Well, I pretty much felt that way through the whole thing!

Mar 1: “Total Surrender” by Rebecca Zanetti, the fourth and final book in the Sin Brothers series, a romantic suspense at 353 pages. Blurb from book: Piper Oliver knows she can’t trust him. They warned her that the tall, dark, and sexy black-ops soldier Jory Dean would try to win her over with his steel-gray eyes and deadly charm, but she won’t be conned by this man they call a traitor. All she has to do is figure out the science necessary to save his life, and she’s done. Something isn’t adding up, though, and she won’t rest until she uncovers the truth—even if it’s buried in his deep, dangerous kiss. Jory will do anything to reunite with and save his brothers—even kidnap the gorgeous woman who’s working to deactivate the deadly chip in their spines. But the forces determined to destroy his family won’t let them go so easily. Keeping Piper alive is more than he bargained for—and so is his burning desire for her. But with every second bringing him closer to certain death, can he afford to lose himself in her hot and willing embrace? Loved it. Loved the whole series. It thoroughly entertained me, and isn’t that what a book should do? I probably could have read it faster, but forced myself to slow down and savor the read.

Well… My giveaway was pretty much a bust. No one won any of the books since only nine people played. Yep. Nine. Told you I sucked at advertising. Of course, you’d think Amazon might have helped a little. At least in Goodreads, the giveaways are listed. I couldn’t find anything like that in Amazon. Then again, maybe I’m blind. It’s been known to happen.

So… What are you reading? Is it knocking your socks off or just passing the time?

Happy Reading!



Jennette Marie Powell said...

I think the main purpose of Amazon giveaways is to have the authors drive traffic to Amazon--more a benefit to them than us, unfortunately.

I'm reading Memory of Fire by Holly Lisle. I'm a good ways into it, and it still feels like the beginning, but it's definitely keeping my interest.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I thought that about Amazon, too, but then wouldn't they also advertise the giveaway? At least with Goodreads, there's a place to peruse the giveaways. I don't see anything like that with Amazon.

JeffO said...

Sorry to hear about the difficulties with your giveaway. Currently reading "The Bone People" by Keri Hulme. I'm not quite halfway into it, and I'm still not sure how I feel. Strong enough to keep reading, but I can't say I love it. It's very ... different. Breaks a lot of rules.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Sounds like it broke a lot of rules a long time ago (since it appears to have been originally released in 1985). Writing has changed a lot since then. I sometimes get a kick reading older work and remembering how the world used to be not so long ago.

The Happy Whisk said...

Even with nine people, they couldn't give a winner? I don't understand but I don't know how that stuff goes.

I'm reading lots of books but too many to list. Though I am reading fiction again. Just a wee bit as a break from my studies.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - The giveaway was a random number already determined from 1-300, so the person would know instantly if they won. Apparently the random number wasn't 1-9. :)