Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday Reads and my Curse is BROKEN!

That’s right. My curse is broken! Monday the Penguins game was on NBCSN (much to my surprise—I don’t get the paper anymore, so I don’t notice when games are on TV). I asked my daughter if I was allowed to watch it with her. She said I was good. The Capitals were on a long winning streak, so she wouldn’t blame me if the Penguins didn’t break that.

But they did. They broke the Capitals win streak. And I WATCHED it. Yay! But man, what a messy game that was. And very nerve wracking. 

Here’s what I read the past week:

Dates read: January 4-11
Title: “Wicked Ride”
Year of publication: 2015
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series: The Realm Enforcers #1
# of Pages: 278
Paper or plastic: Paper
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from Book: Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.
Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayheim. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…
My thoughts: When I first saw this new series, I took one look at the bike on the cover and said “no.” I’m not into motorcycle club stories (even though I am reading one such series, but they’re vampires). Then I found out the characters were the witches from the Dark Protector series. Well, then. Sold! I still think Ms. Zanetti’s heroes can be a little too alpha, but I’m getting used to it. Lots of sexy romance makes all the difference. I look forward to reading the rest of this series and have them on my wish list.

So… Have you ever felt cursed? Did it finally resolve itself?

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you got to see them win! They'd lost the previous three games, so it was good to see them win.

JeffO said...

Funny how people view things differently. I'm not a big romance guy, but I was *kind* of on board with that book (sounds a lot like "Sons of Anarchy")--until I saw the word "immortal". Nope. Not my thing. Glad you enjoyed it, though!

Cursed? I have been causing the Bruins to lose lately. Didn't get to see them play Philadelphia on Saturday: 6-3 win. DID get to watch them play the Islanders on Monday--4-0 loss. I'm debating about tonight's game. Should probably just write instead.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - That 3-game losing streak was causing me some grief. So glad they broke that!

Jeff - I've never watched Sons of Anarchy. Just doesn't interest me. As for hockey: When the Penguins are on TV, I can't NOT watch them. It's just so rare for that to happen here. I still can't see buying the NHL package, though. Not for one team. So, if you can stay away from the game, you have more willpower than me. Haha!