July reads

8/01/2011 06:19:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

Dare to Believe (The Gray Court Book 1) by Dana Marie Bell

Have to find the next in this series!! (A)
Hit List (Anita Blake Book 20) by Laurell K. Hamilton (A-)
Cut and Run (Cut and Run Book 1) by Madeleine Roux and Abigail Urban (ebook) (B+)
Handcuffs and Leather by Kim Dare (ebook) (B)
Forbidden Heat by Opal Carew (B-)
Private Games anthology by Tawny Taylor (ebook) (C)
A Wicked Wolf by Beth Williamson (ebook) (B)
Backstage Pass (Sinners Book 1) by Olivia Cunning (re-read)
Noble Blood (The Gray Court Book 2) by Dana Marie Bell (A)
Chasin' Eight (Rough Riders Book 11) by Lorelei James (ebook) (A-)
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah McLean (B+)
Loving the Beast by Naima Simone (ebook) (C)
Eye of the Beholder by Emma Jay (ebook) (B-)
Making a Scene by Trudy Doyle (ebook) (C+)
Muffled Drum by Erastes (ebook) (B+)
Colters' Lady (Colters' Legacy Book 2) by Maya Banks (ebook) (B)
Death Blows (Bloodhound Files Book 2) by DD Barant (B-)
Revelation (De La Vega Book 2) by Lauren Dane (A)
Ember by Bettie Sharpe (ebook) (B-)
Eternal Hunger (Mark of the Vampire Book 1) by Laura Wright (re-read)
Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane (ebook) (B)
Eternal Kiss (Mark of the Vampire Book 2) by Laura Wright (A-)
Wolf's Passion (Rutledge Werewolves Books 3 & 4) by Elizabeth Lapthorne (C+)
A Rush of Wings (Maker's Song Book 1) by Adrian Phoenix (B)
In the Blood (Maker's Song Book 2) by Adrian Phoenix (B)

25 books this month. Not too bad :) Pretty good reading month, had some fun reads and some okay reads. My favorite was probably either Noble Blood or Revelation.

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June Reads :)

7/01/2011 10:33:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (3)

Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling Book 13) by Nalini Singh

Read in a day and a half, great book (A)
Grady's Awakening (Resonance Mates Book 4) by Bianca D'Arc
Finally got to read this, cannot wait for more (A)
Wicked Garden by Lorelei James (ebook) (B)
Black Moon (Moon Trilogy Book 1) by C. L. Bevill (ebook) (C)
Bless the Beauty by Stacey Kennedy (ebook) (C+)
Three to Tango anthology by Lauren Dane, Emma Holly, Beth Kery and Megan Hart
Trinity (De La Vega Cats Book 1) by Lauren Dane (ebook) (A-)
Adrien English Mysteries Book 1 and 2 by Josh Lanyon (ebook) (B)
Magic Slays (Kate Daniels Book 5) by Ilona Andrews (A)
Wicked Sexy (Wicked Book 1) by RG Alexander (ebook) (A)
Wicked Bad (Wicked Book 2) by RG Alexander (ebook) (B+)
Faceoff (Playing the Field Book 1) by JM Snyder (ebook) (C+)
Boys Next Door by Sierra DaFoe
(wanted it to be longer, ended rather abruptly) (B-)
Rock Hard (Sinners On Tour Book 2) by Olivia Cunning (C+)
The Geek Job by Eve Langlais (ebook) (B-)
Love Script by Tiffany Ashley (C+)
The Debutante's Dilemma by Elyse Mady (ebook) (B)
Treachery in Death (In Death Book ???) by JD Robb (A)
Northern Exposure (Compass Brothers Book 1) by Jayne Rylan and Mari Carr (ebook) LOVEd this book (A)
You Belong to Me by Karen Rose (A)
Silver Moon (Moon Trilogy Book 3) by C.L. Bevill (ebook) (B)
Amber Moon (Moon Trilogy Book 2) by C.L. Bevill (ebook) (B-)
Tyger, Tyger Burning Bryght (Orion Book 1) by Carolyn Brown (ebook) (B)
Marked (Norther Shifters Book 1) by Joely Skye (ebook) (B+)
Riding the Storm (ACRO Book 1) by Sydney Croft (A)
Unleashing the Storm (ACRO Book 2) by Sydney Croft (A)
Beneath the Thirteen Moons by Kathryne Kennedy (B+)
Snaring the Huntress by Sylvia Day (ebook)

Fun! 29 books/stories this month

Just got back from camp so got to do a lot of reading. I decided to play a little catchup on my tbr pile and read the two Sydney Croft books that have been on my shelf for about two years now. Regretting not reading them earlier, I really enjoyed them.
I read a lot of great books this month and most of the ones that are A's I expected to be great. Come on, I mean I had the newest Psy-Changeling book, the newest JD Robb, Karen Rose and Ilona Andrews, all awesome authors and great series. My most unexpected enjoyment though, was probably Northern Exposure by Jayne Rylan and Mari Carr. The second book comes out in a couple of months and it is going on my tbb list now.

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Kindle giftcard score

6/05/2011 05:20:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

Well I got some unexpected money and treated myself to a kindle gift card and had a lot of fun. I spent it in about 2 hours. I bought:

Grady's Awakening by Bianca D'Arc (already finished it :)
Adrien English Mysteries Book 1 and 2 by Josh Lanyon
Colters' Lady by Maya Banks
Trinity by Lauren Dane
Dare to Believe by Dana Marie Bell
Northern Exposure by Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon
Wicked Garden by Lorelei James
Playing the Field: Faceoff by JM Snyder
Wicked Sexy by RG Alexander
Wicked Bad by RG Alexander
Bless the Beauty by Stacey Kennedy
The Geek Job by Eve Langlais
SEALed Forever by Mary Margret Daughtridge


May reads

6/03/2011 10:03:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Winds of Fury (Valdemar (Reign of Selaney) Book 7) by Mercedes Lackey (re-read)

Bent by Sean Michael (ebook) (B-)
Storm Warning (Valdemar (Reign of Selaney) Book 8) by Mercedes Lackey (re-read)
The Stranger's Secrets (Plum Creek Book 3) by Beth Williamson (B+)
Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston (B-)
Guilty Pleasures (Bound Hearts Book 11) by Lora Leigh (C+)
A Little Harmless Sex by by Melissa Schroder (ebook)
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison (A)
Sweet Possession (Sweet book 5) by Maya Banks (A-)
Storm Rising (Valdemar (Reign of Selaney) Book 9) by Mercedes Lackey (re-read)
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride Book 1) by James Patterson
Racing Outside the Lines by Kimberly Montague (ebook) Review for Book Binge

Only 12 books this month, but I may have forgotten some, did not keep this list updated well. But school is almost out, yay. I was cut because of budget cuts again, so am back looking for another teaching position. I had a lot of fun this year and learned a lot though so am glad that I had this position. It should also be easier to get a job with more experience. I taught music for 4 years but an also certified in math, but it is hard to get a math job with no math teaching experience. So after this year I actually have that so hopefully that will help with finding another job. Wish me luck. :)
On a more fun note, I got a $50 Kindle giftcard and went crazy shopping, so much fun, bought lots!

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April reads

5/01/2011 11:19:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

I love many things about April but one of the things I have learned to love about it is All Romance Ebooks does a month of free books, one each day to feature a certain series, so they give you the first book in the series for free. Which is great for me who loves series and an awesome promo for them. If they can get you hooked on the series then you will be back. Well this go round i have found a couple of new series and authors that I am looking forward to reading more by them, so it has done its job :)

Wolf Signs (Granite Lake Book 1) by Vivian Arend (ebook) (A)
Restless Heart (Heart Book 2) by Emma Lang (A)
Coin Operated (Dirty Laundry Book 1) by Ginny Glass (ebook) (B-)
Club Shadowlands (Masters of the Shadowlands Book 1) by Cherise Sinclair (ebook) (A-)
Angel's Master by Sandra Sookoo (ebook) (C+)
A Savage Lust (Pride Brothers Book 3) by H.C. Brown (ebook) (B)
Past Pleasures by Charlotte Stein (ebook) (DNF)
Acting Naughty (Action Book 1) by GA Hauser (ebook) (B+)
Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour Book 1) by Olivia Cunning (B+)
The Lone Warrior (Four-Sided Pentacle Book 3, but it is the 5th story in the series) by Denise Rosetti
Arrow's Flight (Valdemar Book 2) by Mercedes Lackey (re-read)
Arrow's Fall (Valdemar Book 3) by Mercedes Lackey (re-read)
By the Sword (Valdemar (Reign of Selenay ) Book 4) by Mercedes Lackey (re-read)
Chains (single author anthology) by Shiloh Walker (B)
Winds of Fate (Valdemar (Reign of Selenay) Book 5) by Mercedes Lackey (re-read)
Winds of Change (Valdemar (Reign of Selenay) Book 6) by Mercedes Lackey (re-read)

17 books this month

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Love this :)

4/17/2011 07:39:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)


March reads

4/01/2011 09:35:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (2)

This is my March read posts but I just realized it is also my 5 year blogiversary. This blog has been a lot of fun for me and helps me keep track of my reading. I have met so many new people and friends because of blogging. Well, here is what I read this last month

Angel's Blood (Archangel Book 1) by Nalini Singh (re-read)
Without Reservations (With or Without Book 1) by JL Langley (ebook) (A)
River Marked (Mercy Thompson Book 5) by Patricia Briggs (A)
Hidden Away (KGI Book 3) by Maya Banks (A-)
Archangel's Kiss (Archangel Book 2) by Nalini Singh (re-read)
Archangel's Consort (Archangel Book 3) by Nalini Singh (A)
Perfect Play (Play by Play book 1) by Jaci Burton (A)
Mesmerized (Federation Corps Book 2) by Lauren Dane (A)
Dancer's Fire (Dancer Book 1) by Ann Maxwell
Surrender of a Siren by Tessa Dare (B+)
Trey (Red, Hot and Blue Book 1) by Cat Johnson (ebook) (B)
When Beauty Tamed thBolde Beast by Eloisa James (A-)
Love Under Siege (Brothers in Arms Book 2) by Samantha Kane (re-read)
Fire Lord's Lover (Elven Lords Book 1) by Kathryne Kennedy (A)
Alot Like Love by Julie James (A)
Redemption of Micah (Plum Creek Book 2) by Beth Williamson (B)
Rough Cut by Mari Carr (ebook) (C)
The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton (A+)
Ascension by Caris Roane (A)

19 reads this month :) yay!
Some great reads this month. Hard to pick my favorite, probably either Mesmerized, The Perfect Play or The Reluctant Dom. I love stories that make me cry and The Reluctant Dom made me cry repeatedly. "Seeing" a strong man cry always makes me cry. Mesmerized was a good addition to the series, I enjoyed watching Adrian find his girl. I need to re-read that one because I am not sure if I loved it because of the anticipation of reading it or because I really liked it. I had to read The Perfect Play because of the cover, I am such a cover slut ;) Luckily it was also a great story. Totally recommend that one.

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February Reads

3/03/2011 08:26:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

Dark Horse by Kate Sherwood (ebook) (B)

Inside Out (Brown siblings Book 3) by Lauren Dane (re-read) (A)
Happy Ever After (Wedding Quartet Book 4) by Nora Roberts (A-)
Master of Smoke (Mageverse Book 7?) by Angela Knight (B)
Cowboy Trouble by Joanne Kennedy (ebook) (C)
Naked Dragon by Annette Blair (B+)
Bedeviled Angel by Annette Blair (B)
Bejeweled by Anya Bast (A)
Enchanted No More by Robin D. Owens (B)
Just Right (The Bradfords Book 1) by Erin Nicholas (ebook) (B+)
Out of Body by Stella Cameron (DNF)
Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto (review for Book Binge)
Pride and Pleasure by Sylvia Day (finished in about 5 hours, could not put down) (A)

Only 14 books this month. My reading mojo has been nil. Work is getting in the way of my reading :(

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January Reads

2/02/2011 10:50:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Undercover by Lauren Dane (re-read)

Relentless by Lauren Dane (re-read)
Insatiable by Lauren Dane (re-read)
Immortal Ops (Book 1) by Mandy Roth
Dangerous Boys and their Toy by Shayla Black (re-read)
Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell
Naughty and Nice anthology by Megan Hart, Lauren Dane, Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton
Sasha's Calling by TA Archer (review for Book Binge)
Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright
Laid Bare (Brown siblings Book 1) by Lauren Dane (re-read)
Coming Undone (Brown siblings Book 2) by Lauren Dane (re-read)
Flame Seeker by Kay Danella
Caleb by Sarah McCarty

15 books this month :)

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1/01/2011 06:10:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (2)

Well, I grew up in FL and have lived here my whole life. As such I have not seen snow since I was about 6 years old. My children have also not seen snow so Hubby and I decided to take a trip after Christmas to see snow. We travelled to Chatanooga, TN and then over to Pigeon Forge, TN to see and play in snow. We had such a great time.

We drove out to Smokey Mountain National Park and drove out to Cade's Cove. The drive out there was beautiful. There were a lot of ice warnings out which made me nervous and so glad that i was not driving, but Hubby did just fine. The only time we had a real issue was when someone on the two lane river road decided to stop in the middle of the road and take pictures instead of pulling off at one of the designated pull off areas. Once we stopped we got stuck on ice and spun for a bit until the wheels caught.

It is a 24 mile drive along the river road to get to Cade's Cove (which is a dri
ving tour of 11 miles through the forest). The drive was gorgeous and I took lots of pics but will not inundate you with those.

When we got to Cade's Cove, the trail was closed to traffic because of the snow and ice. but there was a nice area you could get out and play and you could walk a ways down the trail if you were so inclined. So we made our first snowman (the girls and mine), I think we did a good job :)

Pigeon Forge was fun to go to, but a major tourist trap. Our opinion was that it was worse than Orlando and that is pretty bad. There is nothing wrong with it but with the back drop of the
beautiful mountains, it just made everything seem so fake. We want to go back and do the trip again in the summer and also in the fall when the leaves change.
Hope everyone else had a great vacation too!