Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday Reads and I’ve Got Some Wrapping To Do

Ho-Ho-Ho! My reading has slowed down a bit. Only two more chapters to finish revising. Whoo hoo! Here’s what I read the past week:

December 18:
Title: “The Siren’s Dream”
Author: Amber Belldene
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series: Siren #3
# of Pages: 224 digital pages
Paper or plastic: Nook
Blurb from Goodreads: Revenge never felt so sweet...Murdered by a bullet intended for her beloved, Katya Dvoynev's fate is to haunt the building where she took her last breath. That is, unless she can lure her killer into her clutches and find the vengeance her mara spirit seeks. But destiny has other plans, and handsome Nikolai Zurkov arrives instead, filling Katya with a desire so strong she must fight to remember it's revenge she seeks, not love...
Investigative journalist Nikolai is on a mission to bring down a corrupt corporation responsible for so many deaths. If the gorgeous ghost who enters his dreams holds the key, Nik has no problem sharing in the seductive beauty's nightly encounters. But when he discovers Katya's intent is murder, he'll do anything to keep her from getting blood on her hands. For only true justice can give her the love she longs for and keep her in his world.
My thoughts: This book wrapped up the trilogy nicely, but the series could easily continue. I liked the storyline, and the romance was great, but felt the story in this book dragged on a bit in the middle (something I hadn’t noticed in the first two books). If you like Russian ghosts and love romance, this series might interest you.

So… Who’s finished with their Christmas shopping? How about wrapping? Who waits to wrap until the last minute? I can say I have finished my Christmas shopping. As for wrapping… I’ve got a lot to do and not really in the mood to do it. Got Hubby’s gifts wrapped, though. Easier to do that when he’s not home. J

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I tend to buy all the gifts first, then I wrap. But I did my wrapping two weeks ago.
And welcome to winter!

JeffO said...

I've taken today off and we're going out for what is supposed to be the last shopping day before Christmas. We'll see!

And my reading has slowed down a lot. I figure I'll get a lot of reading done next week.

Maria Zannini said...

I've got everything wrapped or mailed away except for two gifts. One just arrived yesterday!

But I am done, and planning a mini break from Christmas to New Year's!

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Winter. Happy Christmas.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Shopping, done! About 1/3 of the way through the wrapping. Have fun with yours!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - Yeah, I wait until I've bought everything first. Well... usually. I realized today I still have one more thing to buy. :(

Jeff - When I finish with my WIP, I think I will take a week (or two) off to read and watch my TV shows!! I'm so behind.

Maria - I realized yesterday I was missing a gift that Hubby had ordered for me. Or so I thought. It was still in his cart! Won't get it until next week. Printed a picture and will wrap that instead. Argh.

Ivy - Happy Winter to you, too, since I know how much you love it.

Jennette - Wrapping will never be fun, but I'm almost done. Whew!

Erin Kane Spock said...

This sounds really intriguing. I'll check out this series.

Merry Christmas!

The Happy Whisk said...

I do, I love them all though. But if we were snowed in every single weekend of the season, that'd be okay with me.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Erin - It is a good series. I love Amber's books.

Ivy - If I got snowed in, I'd certainly lose weight. Not that much food in the house. Hahahaha!