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Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Update!

So ok reading last week. I'm really surprised by what I got done given how busy we were. School ended so we were attending all the "fun" function at my daughters school, they're fun for the kids adults not so much. Then we had dentist appts even less fun. My son needs to see a specialist and my daughter needs to have a filling pulled plus a tooth filled. So some of summer vacation will be spent at the dentist office. Hopefully we can get our insurance straighten out in time to deal with it all. Anyhooo, time for (drum roll)...

Welcome to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading! 
Hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey

Currently Reading...

Ghostly Summons by John A. Karr (Reading for a book tour in July, yeah still at it too many irons in the fire.)
Lars Kelsen doesn’t believe in psychic phenomenon. To him, visions of murder victims are a form of mental illness. Once they begin, options are limited; he can try to ignore them or deal with them by exposing a killer. Only the latter provides any semblance of peace. Temporarily, anyway. Five years into his new life as a programmer, Kelsen—ex-crime beat reporter with a penance he can never fully satisfy—sees a victim.
In person. Upright. Staring.
Typical of such past "Visits" as he calls them, he doesn’t welcome this one. The nude form of a beautiful millionairess in his cubicle means murder has come to the vacation haven known as North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It means he’ll have to go places he'd rather avoid. See things he'll wish he hadn’t. Do things that don't come naturally, like in-your-face confrontation and bending the law. Actually, breaking the law ... but with good intent. It also means dealing with one very attractive county coroner, who pushes his buttons in a not entirely unwelcome way.
So begins Kelsen's return to investigative reporting—complete with attempts on his life, fights, deception, and all the technological tricks, such as GPS and computer hacking, at his disposal. And maybe even finding a new love interest.

Soul Screamers Volume One (Soul Screamers 0.5, 1, 2) by Rachel Vincent (Slow going as kids steal my kindle and I'm focusing on review books too.)
It starts with a scream….
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's compelling Soul Screamers series keeps getting better—here, for the first time, the original stories are compiled into one special volume….
My Soul to Lose
—The prequel: never before in print!—
Kaylee is just your average girl shopping at the mall with friends—until a terrified scream bursts from her that cannot be stopped. Taken to a hospital ward, will she be able to save her mind—and her life?
My Soul to Take
She's always felt different, but now Kaylee discovers why. The screams that cannot be denied mean that someone near her will die—and she can never save them. Because saving one life means taking another….
My Soul to Save
Going on dates with her boyfriend is still new to Kaylee. But when the singer of the band they're seeing dies onstage and Kaylee doesn't scream, she knows something crazy is going on. Soon she discovers souls can indeed be sold….

Breaking Bad (Midnight Justice #3 by Jodi Redford (Still reading for DDR have to be finished this week)
No super deed goes unpunished…

A Midnight Justice story.

It’s been twenty-five years since the last Light Guardian was wiped out. Or so it’s believed. Ruby Winston is about to blow the lid off that theory, even though it’ll bring every Shadow Czar minion down on her ass.

She’s always known she was different from the rest of the evil-dictators-in-training Winstons. Uncovering the secret half of her gene pool proves it. Now she’s out to bring down her late father’s mind-control soda empire—and break the Shadow Czars’ hold on Earth.

Problem is, becoming a superhero overnight isn’t as easy as it looks.

Teague Younger has his own secrets to keep: his heritage, and his fierce determination to exact revenge on his friend and mentor’s murderer. So far he’s kept his cover—until he’s forced to use his Light Guardian powers to save Ruby from a sticky situation.

Thrust together and on the run, Teague and Ruby form a wary alliance as they desperately fight their circuit-blowing attraction. With an army of Shadow Queen minions hot on their tails, they might have a hard time surviving the night, much less ignoring their hearts.

Product Warnings
This book contains mind-controlling beverages, evil dictators and minions, excessive use of spandex, and enough electrifying sex to melt an ice train.

Lullaby (Watersong #2) by Amanda Hocking (Reading toward TBR Challenge)
Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers.

While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. Gemma's powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new "sisters," the harder it is to resist entering their magical world. It's a realm both dark and beautiful, and where she's plagued by strange hungers and unspeakable needs. Just as she's drifting far away from her old life, Harper and Daniel find her...but no one can deny how much she's changed. All she wants is to return to her family and the mortal world, but how can she do that when she's become something else entirely—and will they still love her once they learn the truth?

Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.

Plague Town (Ashley Parker #1) by Dana Fredsti
Reckless Assignation by Denyse Bridger (Read for DDR)
Contaminated by Em Garner (Read for Netgalley)
The Grave Winner (The Grave Winner #1) by Lindsey R. Loucks (Read for NNMR)

On the agenda:  I need to get the reviews for the other sites done I'm running really close to the deadline this month. Then the book tour books/ reviews and NetGalley books (I'm weak!!) Finally I will be tackling my TBR.
Check out my Summer TBR Challenge.
So what are you reading this week leave your link and I'll stop by.


  1. You have a lot on your plate there with so many books! But isn't that a good thing ;) My daughter and I have read some Amanda Hocking but not this series. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Wow, lots of great books coming up! I still haven't read Vincent's books, but they all look so good. Enjoy!

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  3. I can't seem to resist NetGalley books, but I'm getting stronger being selective with review books lol. Do I keep telling you, the rest of the Soul Screamer series totally rocks!! Have a great week and happy reading :)

  4. What a nice assortment of books! Sitting in the dentist's waiting room should give you some extra reading time...just trying to find a bright side ;-) Come see my It's Monday... if you get a chance. Happy reading!

  5. wow- an amazing variety of novels. Althuogh I'm having a hard time with the mind contol soda - if it was pepsi, they'd have me for sure. lol,

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