Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday Reads, Playoffs, and Goals

This was supposed to be the week I got ahead in my reading; I tend to read a lot when I’m on a cruise (and while traveling to the port and back). At least I’m not behind. Yet. Thankfully I can read while walking on the treadmill, or else who knows HOW far behind I’d be.

Here’s what I read the past week:

Apr 28: “Veil of Midnight” by Lara Adrian, Book 5 in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance at 355 pages. Blurb from book: A warrior trained in bullets and blades, Renata cannot be bested by any man—vampire or mortal. But her most powerful weapon is her extraordinary psychic ability—a gift both rare and deadly. Now a stranger threatens her hard-won independence—a golden-haired vampire who lures her into a realm of darkness…and pleasure beyond imagining.. A combat-loving adrenaline junkie, Nikolai dispenses his own justice to enemies of the Breed—and his latest quarry is a ruthless assassin. One woman stands in his way: the seductive, cool-as-ice bodyguard, Renata. But Renata’s powers are put to the test when a loved one, a child, is threatened and she’s forced to turn to Niko for help. As the two join forces, as desire fans the flames of a deeper hunger, Renata’s life is under siege by a man who offers the equisitie pleasure of a blood bond—and a passion that could save or doom them both forever…. Still enjoying the heck out of this series. Good thing, too. I’ve got all the books!

May 3: “The Saints of the Lost and Found” by T.M. Causey, a paranormal mystery/suspense at 297 pages. Blurb from book: Avery Broussard has the curse of seeing lost things (and make no mistake about it, it is a curse). Missing belongings and beloved pets, lost love and loved ones—she sees it all. Long ago, that curse destroyed her own chance at true love, causing her to flee her Louisiana home, vowing never to return. She’s kept that promise too, until a phone call from her estranged father forces her hand. Her big brother is dying, and she may be his last remaining hope. Avery wants nothing more than to help her brother, but doing so pulls her into a labyrinth of lies and deceit rooted in her own lost love and her family’s twisted history. It doesn’t help that a little girl has gone missing, and the abduction is tied to a killer Avery failed to help the FBI catch. With no time to spare, Avery realizes her curse might well be the only thing she can trust. Is it too much to hope that she might save her brother and find the missing girl before she becomes the killer’s next victim? Wow. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this (I just knew it was darker than her other comedic works), but once I cracked open that book (and yes, I read an actual paper book), I had a hard time putting it down. It grabbed me right away and took me on a ride full of twists and turns. Excellent suspense and highly recommended for those who like to read them.

Penguins and Capitals play game 4 of round 2 tonight. Both sides are missing several players, so should be an interesting game. Sure hope Penguins come out on top. I want them to win this in FIVE!!

So… How are you doing in your goals this year, whether it’s reading, writing, or something else? Ahead, behind, or right on schedule? I’m on schedule for reading, behind on writing, and I didn’t bother with anything else! J

Happy Reading!



Jennette Marie Powell said...

I don't make reading goals, but doing okay there. And yay for reading on the treadmill! Writing... way behind. Trying to dig into a new (old) WIP and not do that this time.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette- I've been editing and revising soooooo many projects, it feels like forever since I actually wrote anything new. Right now I'll be extremely happy when I finish revisions on Ghostly Interlude because that one is KICKING MY BUTT! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Hope your team wins. Or won.

I don't do yearly goals or resolutions, but I am super duper happy with the work I did this week, getting stuff out of the house that we don't use, want or love.

Feels great!