Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Reading Update and Happy Halloween!

Tomorrow is Halloween. Kids are trick-or-treating in the neighborhood here, then. The weather looks to be a bit wet. It was wet last year, too. Hopefully it won’t keep too many kids away. I’ve got a lot of candy to hand out!!

Here’s what I read since my last update:

Book #47

Dates read: October 11-29
Title: Sorcerer’s Spin
Year of publication: 2016
Author: Anise Rae
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series:  Mayflower Mages #3
# of Pages: 329
Paper or plastic: Nook
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from Goodreads: When hotel inspector, Tallulah Thompson, is called in along with her pug, Franny, to investigate renovation delays, she meets an extremely annoyed and dapper turn-of-the-century innkeeper. The only problem is he’s in limbo, neither dead nor alive, and Tallulah and the pug are the first to see him in a hundred years. Cursed by a medicine woman, “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em Lucius” Stewart is stuck between worlds until he finds his true love and gives her his heart. When he first sees Tallulah, he doesn’t know what he’s feeling. Yet, her stunning beauty, and feisty attitude pull him in. With the fate of Hotel LaBelle on the line, Tallulah with the help of a powerful medicine woman turns Lucius back into a flesh and blood man. She and Lucius team up to save the hotel, but Tallulah can't help but wonder if he will ever let go of his past love and learn to love again. The spectacles perched on sorceress Mara Rand’s nose declare her imperfect.
    Mage society prizes perfection.
    Though Mara bucks that expectation, it’s the mission of her company, Blue Light Mills, to help other mages who want to hide their deficiencies. She spins threads and weaves clothes embedded with spells that conceal their weaknesses. Her most powerful creation, a dress spun with the silk of the fairy spider, lands her in the dungeon, accused of harboring the ancient fairy spinning wheel prophesied to unravel the Republic. When a search of her factory proves fruitless, she’s tasked with a new mission: find the spinning wheel or die.
    As she travels on her quest, she is guarded by Gregor Whitman, an ex-army captain with powers and secrets of his own…ones that could shatter the tentative trust they build between them and send Mara to the gallows of a fairy’s prophecy.
My thoughts: Don’t let my lengthy read-time fool you. I enjoyed this book; I just lacked time to read it! I was going to add Book 4 to my B&N wish list, but sadly, it’s only on Kindle Unlimited (and I don’t do Kindles). I guess I should consider myself lucky I bought this when I did, because this book is no longer available on Nook, either. But if you’re a Kindle person and you like witches and fantasy, this is a very enjoyable book (series, too!). Full of action and adventure and romance. Can’t forget the romance!

So … Does your neighborhood celebrate Halloween on Halloween? Do you stay home and hand out candy? I’m just glad Hubby is home to help again this year. Last year we sat in the garage. I’m guessing we’ll be doing that again this year.

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kids here go to malls or church events. We haven't had trick-or-treaters in over ten years. Maybe longer.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - There are a lot of kids in this neighborhood. I can't imagine not having trick-or-treat! :D