Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday Reads

I’m almost finished with my novella, which I’m currently calling A Vampire Wedding. Still don’t know if I’ll keep that name, but I haven’t gotten any better suggestions (yet). Anyway, here’s what I read this week:

Sep 26: “Midnight Awakening” by Lara Adrian, third book in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance at 369 pages. Blurb from book: With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston’s streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man—the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan. No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise’s pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his aid in her personal war. An unholy alliance is forged—a bond that will link them by blood and vow—and plunge them into a tempest of danger, desire, and darkest passions of the heart… I’m really getting hooked on this series. I was just buying one, read it, wait for a B&N coupon then buy another. Now I’m thinking I might want them all on hand!!! Yeah, this series is very similar to J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, but who cares! I love that series, so why wouldn’t I love something similar? Lots of romance and action with just the right amount of sex (yeah, sometimes there can be too much). I’ll be reading this series to the end, for sure.

Sep 29: “Hard To Hold On To” by Laura Kaye, #2.5 in the Hard Ink series, a contempory romance novella at 166 pages. Blurb from book: Edward “Easy” Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves—which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna’s the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can’t describe how he makes her feel—and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her stretch far beyond gratitude. When the pair is thrust together and chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: The things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to. This was a gut wrenching little story. Had me in tears many times. Most of the series probably falls in the romantic suspense genre, but not this one. Still a good story and I look forward to reading #3.

So… It seems I can’t think of a question to ask today (my brain gets that way sometimes). Got a question for me?

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

This was the Laura/Lara week, eh?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - And I'm still on a Laura book! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Okay, I'll bite. What was the last thing you cooked or baked that didn't work out the way you wanted it to?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Hmmm... It's been so long, I don't remember. It was probably some kind of cookie or other sweet treat. I do know one of my biggest problems with cooking meals is getting all the dishes ready at the same time. It's what frustrates me the most, too. It's why when I cook, I'm a big fan of casseroles. Haha! :)