Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday Reads And I've Got a GREAT Daughter!

The Penguins won last night in a nail biter. Oh wait, they’re pretty much ALL nail biters during the playoffs. As long as they win, it’s all good, though. I had a good week of reading, too. Here’s what I read:

Apr 14: “One With You” by Sylvia Day, #5 in the Crossfire series, an erotica at 462 pages. Blurb from book: Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably. Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one. We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to each other. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws…and all the beauty I couldn’t see. He has given me everything. Now I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us. But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free…or break us apart. This is the finale to the Crossfire novels and it was fitting. I enjoyed this crazy series, but luckily got started on it late, since it appears there was this huge gap between some of the books! Eva and Gideon’s story kept me riveted. Boy, was I glad. I was beginning to wonder if I could enjoy a book again.

Apr 19: “Midnight Rising” by Lara Adrian, #4 in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance at 356 pages. Blurb from book: Fueled by pain and rage over a shattering betrayal, the warrior Rio has pledged his life to the war against the Rogues. He will let nothing stand in his way—least of all a mortal woman with the power to expose the entire vampire race. But now an ancient evil has been awakened, and a stunning darkness is on the rise. For journalist Dylan Alexander, it began with the discovery of a hidden tomb. Suddenly she is at the center of a gathering storm of violence and secrets. But nothing is as dangerous as the scarred, lethally seductive man who rises from the shadows to plunge her into his world of dark desire and endless night. Here she is powerless to resist Rio’s touch, even as she uncovers a shocking link to her own past Now Dylan must choose: Leave Rio’s midnight realm, or risk it all for the man who has shown her true passion and the infinite pleasures of the heart…. Nice mix of paranormal, suspense, and romance. Okay, lots of romance. Lots of sexy romance. But you’re not finding any complaints here! No siree. I’m enjoying this series very much.

Hubby made it through surgery fine on Monday, and didn’t have that much of a set back. In fact, he’s getting the feeding tube removed on Thursday (yeah, they put it back in just in case). That makes me happy. However, we won’t know the results of the surgery until next week. It’s possible he’ll still need radiation. And that makes me sad. I sure hope that isn’t the case.

Man, I really hate cancer!

I have to give a shout out to my daughter. She’s letting me read The Beast (J.R. Ward—Black Dagger Brotherhood series) before she reads it (it’s her book) because she’s bogged down with editing and doesn’t know when she’ll get around to reading it. So… Thank you, sweetie!!! I love you lots!!!! And guess what I’m reading now?

So… What are you reading? And how did you find that book?

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

I'm glad the surgery went well--I'll keep my fingers crossed for no radiation!

I just started "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout last night, after finishing Joe Hill's "NOS4A2." I'm not sure how I heard about it...just out in the ether, I guess. Have a great week!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Yay for the surgery going well! Hope the good continues and he doesn't need further treatment.

I'm reading Children of Amargosa, a science fiction novel by TS Hottle. I received a pre-release copy from the author. :) And yes, it's really good.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm glad to hear your hubby did well after surgery. Here's to continued healing.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Ooh. How was NOS4A2?

Jennette - One of these days I'm gonna have to read his stuff!

Maria - Thanks. We so much want this all over with.

The Happy Whisk said...

Hope he doesn't need radiation.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Me, too! :)