Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wednesday Reads and I’m Headed to Dragon Con!!!

By the time you read this (maybe), I should be on the road to Atlanta and Dragon Con! Hubby decided last year that he wanted to go back (he didn’t go last year and I guess he missed it), so we’ll be packed in pretty tight driving because there will be 4 of us with all our stuff (and food!). It’ll be interesting to see how packed the Xterra will get. First I put Hubby's and my stuff in, drive to pick up Daughter. Get her stuff added then we drive to pick up her friend. I have a feeling we’ll be doing a lot of rearranging before we’re ready to go.

But it looks to be a fun time like it does every year. I’m excited!

Here’s what I finished reading this week:

Book #31

Dates read: August 21-23
Title: Black Diamond
Year of publication: 2016
Author: Susannah Sandlin
Genre: Romantic suspense
Series: Wilds of the Bayou, #2
# of Pages: 255
Paper or plastic: Trade paperback
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from book: For some people, the untamed beauty of the bayou is a place to hide. For Louisiana wildlife agent Jena Sinclair, it’s a place of refuge—one where she can almost forget the tragedy that scarred both her skin and her soul. But when the remains of yet another fisherman turn up, Jena realizes that Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes is not safe for her…or anyone else.
    The mysterious deaths aren’t her only problem. A dangerous drug known as Black Diamond is circulating through Terrebonne Parish, turning addicts into unpredictable sociopaths. Jena’s investigation leads her to Cole Ryan—a handsome, wary recluse struggling with his own troubled history—who knows more than he’s willing to admit. If they want to stop the killer, Jena and Cole must step out of the shadows of their pasts and learn to help each other…before the evils lurking in the bayou consume them both.
My thoughts: Very good read. Lots of nice suspense (and a bit of gore thrown in). Romance was on the light-side and there’s very little sex, if that matters to you. You don’t have to have read the first one to read this one, but Jena was a secondary character in the first book, and, besides, the first book was really good, too! I’m enjoying this series very much and heard #3 will be out sometime later this year.  Look forward to reading it.

If I finish reading another book (what am I saying… I WILL finish at least one book on the drive down there), I will post a Wednesday Reads next Wednesday. Can’t guarantee I’ll post any other time. But then I haven’t been doing a lot of posting as it is, so what’s the difference? Haha!

So… What are your plans for this Labor Day weekend? Wish you were going to Dragon Con?

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Have a great time at Dragon Con. I'd like to go as it's not too far a drive for me, but that means driving in Atlanta. And I hate driving in Atlanta.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Driving in Atlanta is crazy. I’m glad Daughter doesn’t mind driving there. We just park the car for the week anyway and walk every where.

Tanja said...

Thx for book review. Have awesome time at Dragon Con. Sounds fun. Aready have too much on my plate, rather laze about somewhere. Just thinking about you reading book in a moving vehicle has made me seasick.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Tanja - I used to not be able to read in a car. Sure glad I outgrew that!!

JeffO said...

Have a great time at Dragon Con! No real plans for Labor Day here--maybe some writing!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Writing is good!