Friday Follow January 20, 2012

 

I don’t have GFC on my blog but I do feedburner, you can follow via email, twitter, or facebook.

Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to get your hands on any particular book?

 

I haven’t really done anything too crazy to get my hands on a book.  I have paid a considerable amount of money to have a couple of new releases in my hands on release day.  That’s about it.  There aren’t many author visits that happen in my area.

 

 

Teaser Tuesday ~ Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

 

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)“Her leg and hand were gone, leaving stumps where the surgeons had attached her prostheses.  Dead wires dangled from them.” pg. 77

In My Mailbox January 7, 2012

In My Mailbox is hosted by the lovely Story Siren.  In My Mailbox is our opportunity to show off the books that we got during the week.

It’s been a busy book week here at The Book Junkie’s Bookshelf!  It seems that ALL of my library holds decided to show up all at once!

I hope your able to find your next “must read” book through your travels!  Leave me a link to your IMM and I’ll be sure to drop by.

Bought – Bound

Lawe’s Justice by Lora Leigh
Richochet by Sandra Brown
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Bought – EBooks

For Review

Lovesick by Spencer Seidel

Library Books

 

 

 

Friday Follow ~ The Unread Books edition

RULES

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

So now for this weeks question: 

Q: Go count the number of unread books sitting on your shelf. How many?

I lost count at 200 and that’s just physical books, that doesn’t even include the books on my nook.  Add another 217 if you want to include those into the total too. I’m hoping that with all the reading challenges I’m participating in this year that I can knock that number down some. How about you?  What’s your magic number?

In My Mailbox January 1, 2012

In My Mailbox is hosted by the lovely Story Siren.  In My Mailbox is our opportunity to show off the books that we got during the week.  I haven’t participated in a little while so I have a whole bunch of books to show off for both of my blogs. Don’t forget to drop by my other blog Tales from the Crypt to see what books I got for that blog. 🙂 I hope your able to find your next “must read” book through your travels!  Leave me a link to your IMM and I’ll be sure to drop by.

Santa brought me a brand new Nook Tablet.  LOVE IT!  I’ve been reading and watching movies like crazy on this thing!

Bound Books

Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River, #16)

This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list—getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago, Denny broke her heart before heading off to war. It’s time she got over her silly high-school relationship and moved on.

So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother’s men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In very close quarters.

As the power of Christmas envelops the little town, Becca discovers that the boy she once loved has become a strong and confident man. And the most delicious Christmas present she can imagine.

Damage

From New York Times bestseller John Lescroart comes an explosive look at the seductive power of revenge and the terrible costs of justice.

The Curtlees are the most powerful family in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who’ve lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family’s heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming DA dashed. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police department’s payroll office. Eventually, all three were able to rebuild their fragile, damaged lives.

And then Ro Curtlee’s lawyers won him a retrial, and he was released from jail.
Within twenty-four hours, a fire destroys the home of the original trial’s star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ruins. When a second fire claims a participant in the case, Abe is convinced: Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence and an on-the-take media eager to vilify anyone who challenges Ro, can Abe stop the violence before he finds himself in its crosshairs? How much more can he sacrifice to put Ro back behind bars? And just how far across the line is he prepared to go in pursuit of justice? 

Audio Books

Locked On

Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally. A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL. With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission. With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.

E-Books

The Killer Angels

 

Winner of the Pultizer Prize

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.

Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1)

 

Channing Kinkaid itches for a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Enter Colby McKaybull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. He knows hes found a woman whos up to the challenge of cutting loose. Intrigued by Channings bold proposition to “horse around” on the road, Colby proposes sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in those of his two rodeo traveling partners. Can Channing give up total control? Especially when not all is as it seems with the sexy trio?

Rode Hard, Put Up Wet (Rough Riders, #2)

Workin up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin cowboy or two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: theirs won’t be strictly a working relationship. She’s the boss during the day, but once she’s corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak. He intends to loosen her tightly held reins of control even if he has to break out his horsewhip to do it. But Cash is in for a surprise. Gemma proves a rough and ready participant in any leather-n-lace game Cash dreams up. Between riding herd on his wayward daughter, Macie, and rowdy cowboy Carter McKay doggin Macie’s every boot step, Cash struggles to hide his true feelings for Gemma except this time, Gemma’s grabbed the bull by the horns and she’s playing for keeps. Summer’s going to be a hot one at the Bar 9.

Rough, Raw, and Ready (Rough Riders, #5)

 

Torn between the love he has-and the love he’s always wanted. A Rough Riders book. Chassie West Glanzer hasn’t been a stranger to drama and tragedy. A year of wedded bliss to sexy-as-sin cowboy Trevor Glanzer has brought her the happiness and contentment she never thought she’d find, and mellowed Trevor’s rodeo wanderlust. Then Trevors old roping partner ambles up the driveway and Chassie’s life changes drastically. Trevor never expected to see Edgard Mancuso again, after it became clear he couldn’t be the man Edgard needed. Now Edgard is back from Brazil to sort out their tangled past, and Trevor is plagued with feelings he thought he’d buried over three years ago. Although Trevor is hat-over-bootheels in love with his sweet, feisty wife, the sense his life is missing a piece has always gnawed at him. Chassie’s shock that Edgard and Trevor were once lovers turns to fear of losing her husband. Or worse, fear that Trevor will stay with her only out of a sense of duty. Yet as the three of them spend time together, the sins of the past blur and fade, leaving raw emotion and unbridled passion. Passion that could heal-or cause irreparable damage to their future. Warning: this book contains unbelievably explicit sex, including multiple cowboy/cowgirl/cowboy menage scenes, juicy, hot, male on male action, a bucketful of politically incorrect situations and true Western ideology.

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)

 

2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house – parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn’t have.

If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn’t jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe “opportunity” isn’t the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: “Lied to Our Parents”). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up “Skipping School” (#3), “Throwing a Crazy Party” (#8), “Buying a Hot Tub” (#4), and, um, “Harboring a Fugitive” (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them.

In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski mines the heart and mind of a girl on her own for the first time. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn’t-have-done at a time.

In My Mailbox #4

In My Mailbox is hosted by the loverly Story Siren.  In My Mailbox is our opportunity to show off the books that we got in the mail for review, borrowed from the library, borrowed from friends/family, bought, swapped or got in any other fashion.  I ALWAYS find new books to add to my ENORMOUS wishlist through this meme.  Leave me a link to your IMM and I’ll be sure to drop by and say HI!

Free E-Books

Slow Hands

 

This is Maddy Turner’s lucky day. The civilized society girl just bid on sexy rogue Jake Wallace at a charity bachelor auction–and won! But Maddy knows Jake’s dirty little secret. And it should keep her from trying out her new boy toy. Too bad she can’t stop herself from indulging in raw, quite uncivilized sex all the same….

Jake Wallace is utterly bewitched by Maddy–and utterly bewildered. How can this tantalizing woman melt so rapturously under his ministrations one moment, then turn into a haughty queen the next? He’s determined to get to the bottom of Maddy’s agenda. One slow, delicious inch at a time…

Triple Threat

Subject: Airborne Captain Eli Murdoch.
Current status: Ready and raring to go!
Mission: Serve his country.
Obstacle: Sexy Tara Swenson. Impossible to resist.

Weddings are a minefield for Eli Murdoch. Each time he goes to one, he falls into bed with the same woman–Tara Swenson! But a relationship between a footloose soldier and a homebody can never work. Can it?

Tara can’t seem to keep her panties on and her legs together around her former high school crush. But she wants more than wham bam, thank you ma’am. Although Captain Hard Body is very good at that!

When he returns for a third wedding, Tara’s faced with a man trained to outmaneuver her! So she makes the first offensive move. Directly into Eli’s very willing arms…
Beauty Touched the Beast

Erin cleans Mr. Morris’ house twice a week, soaking up every moment with the reclusive ex-soldier. Blake Morris knows that he’s scarred both inside and out and no good for someone like her.

Then Erin walks in on Blake touching himself, moaning her name, and all bets are off. Beauty Touched the Beast is a short erotic story of lovers finding refuge with each other. Not for those under 18 years of age or those uncomfortable with the subject matter.

Passionate Heat

“As a fan of gorgeous firefighters, I’m thrilled with Rachel Kenley’s smokin’ hot hero, Miles Anderson. Passionate Heat is a hot and sensual read, well paced and with characters you’ll grow to love. I’ll be the first in line to buy the next book in this series!” Elle Amery A troubled past. When Miles Anderson left Glenway, he never wanted to see the small town again. Labeled a troublemaker and a no-account because of his parents, he was ready to move on with his life. But he didn’t think his decision would mean he’d never see Jillian Wagner again either. After Miles was gone, Jillian turned to the wrong people for support and lost her dreams in the process. An unexpected return. Now an arson and explosion expert, Miles is asked by an old friend and father figure to come home and help put an end to a suspicious string of fires. He agrees, only to discover more than burned out buildings. Jillian is still there, no longer the dancer she once dreamed of becoming, and newly divorced. As buildings in Glenway continue to burn, Miles cannot help but think Jillian is a target. A fight for the future. Jillian never expected to see Miles again. She had made peace with her past – mistakes and all – and was ready to move on. With his return, however, comes an abundance of old feelings, starting with anger and swiftly moving to desire and love. Miles never thought he could have a home, but with Jillian in his life again, everything is different. Because nothing burns hotter than a rekindled love.

Under the Covers (Red, Hot & Blue, #3.5)

This short story is also included in the Anthology “Heroe’s Unwrapped.”

A free book offered at the above website:

Billy Bob (BB) Dalton thought he left his career as an underwear model behind when he became a Task Force Zeta special operative. Now they want him to be the military’s new poster boy. Will the older woman assigned to manage the campaign take BB from working undercover to under the covers?

 

Top 10 Tuesday #1 – Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Winter

 

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.


 
For future Top Ten Tuesday topics through January, can be found right here!
 
Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Winter
 
1. Heist Society (Heist Society, #1) This book has been sitting on my bookcase since it came out.  I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.  I’ve heard pretty good things about it though so I’m excited!
 
2. Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of MeThis one is a new addition to the bookcase but I really want to learn more about Brad.  Personally, I think he’s better looking with the facial hair than without but that’s just me.
 
3. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers #1) I have this one on my Nook, I’m just soooo behind on my reading it’s not even funny.  Another series that I’ve heard pretty good things about.
 
4. Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) It hasn’t actually been released yet BUT it will be on my e-reader the day it comes out in March.  LOVE this series!  IT’S A HOT SERIES!
 
5. Chasing Fire LOVE Nora Roberts!  I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while now and I FINALLY found a copy at the used book store.  Naturally I picked up right away.
 
6. I'm Watching You (book #3)I was turned on to Karen Rose a few years ago and I found that I really liked her books.  I had this one on my shelf for a while but it went missing.  I was lucky enough to find another copy at the used bookstore.
 
7. You Can't Hide (book #5)I was turned on to Karen Rose a few years ago and I found that I really liked her books.  I had this one on my shelf for a while but it went missing.  I was lucky enough to find another copy at the used bookstore.
 
8. Against the Wind (The Raines of Wind Canyon, #1)I have all of the books that are currently released in this series waiting for me on my shelf.  So they definately make this list.
 
9. Cowboy Casanova (Rough Riders, #12) I LOVE this series!  It’s so naughty and I can’t wait for this book to be released!
 
10. Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track, #1) Yet another series that I LOVE!  I have all the books that have been released so far so this series definately makes this list.  I’ve heard that there are some pretty HOT love scenes in these books.
 
Be sure to leave me a link to your Top 10 Tuesday and I’ll be sure to drop by and say Hi!
 
 

Monday Musings #3 – Buying Books for the Holidays

Hosted by Should Be Reading.

This week’s musing asks…

Will you be buying books for the holidays, this year? If so, for whom, and why?

This year I will only be buying 1 book.  It’s for my mom for Christmas and it’s a photographic history of the town that we live in.  It looks pretty cool actually, the creators of the book took old historical photographs of our town and then added a picture of what is currently in said location.  I’m looking forward to it.  We’re pretty big history buffs here at our house so it should go over big.

 

On My Wishlist #1

 

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here.
 
Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3)
 
If you want to score, you have to get in the game…

The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she’s stuck running the family’s sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she’s vowed to never fall for a jock—even one as hot as Ty.

Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty’s insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too…

But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all—including Ty…

 
Cowboy Casanova (Rough Riders, #12)
 
His rough touch makes her lose control…

In Sundance, Wyoming, you can’t throw a boot without hitting a McKay cowboy, so Ben McKay is used to fading into the background. Except on weekends, when he’s Bennett, imposing Dom at The Rawhide Club, surrounded by a bevy of female subs eager for the attention of his long…whip.

As for the curvy brunette eying him from across the room? He’ll eat his Stetson if she’s the experienced Domme she claims to be. Bennett offers her a deal—he’ll let her call the shots for one night. But the next night he gets to prove to her how freeing it’ll be when he takes the reins.

Ainsley Hamilton is amazed by how well Bennett read her every secret yearning during that one explosive weekend—and she’s stunned when they come face to face in their everyday lives as rancher and new bank president. Now Ben’s urging her to explore her submissive side outside the club, and there’s something in his commanding gaze that makes it too easy to let him take control—of her desires and her pleasure.

Can Ben help Ainsley overcome her fear that a relationship built on dark sexual appetites won’t survive the light of day?

 
A Perfect Storm (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #4)
 
He never saw her coming…

Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him.

Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it’s dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there’s an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero…

 
Redwood Bend (Virgin River, #18)
 
CAN CHANGING A TIRE CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

Katie Malone and her twin boys’ trip along the beautiful mountain roads to Virgin River is stopped short by a tire as flat as her failed romance. To make matters worse, the rain has set in, the boys are hungry and Katie doesn’t have the first clue about putting on a spare. As she stands at the side of the road pondering her next move, she hears a distinct rumble. The sight of the sexy, leather-clad bikers who pull up beside her puts her imagination into overdrive.

Dylan Childress and his buddies are on the motorcycle trip of a lifetime. But the site of a woman in distress stops them in their tracks. And while the guys are checking out her car, she and Dylan are checking out one another.

In one brief moment, the world tilts on its axis and any previous plans Katie and Dylan might have had for their futures are left at the side of the road.

WELCOME BACK TO THE RIVER.

 
Dangerous Race (Adrenaline Highs, #1)
 
Four years ago, race car driver Tracey Bradshaw almost died in a horrific crash. Now scarred inside and out, she’s making a comeback, but her team is plagued by a series of “accidents”.When the team leader dies under mysterious circumstances, former driver Mac Reynolds takes charge. The pair clash as Trace resents his high-handed attempts to control her, while Mac fears Trace’s recklessness will get her killed. Neither can throttle back the desire that spins out of control whenever they touch. Trace lets herself be seduced when Mac convinces her he finds her beautiful despite her scars, and she begins to hope for more. But Mac knows he’s not nearly good enough for Trace…

Danger Zone (Danger, #2)

Ellie Morgan wants to change careers. Being a stuntwoman was fun for ten years, but after driving her first open wheel racecar for a movie, she discovers her love of racing. But Ellie has a secret holding her back…

Quinn Reynolds has flown a long way to talk his brother into selling their Formula One race company, but talking to Mac is like talking to cinderblock. The last thing Quinn needs is the distraction of a pretty woman, but something about Ellie Morgan holds his attention. When accidents start happening when Quinn is in the vicinity, it becomes clear that someone wants him dead. And it doesn’t matter who gets in the way. Will Ellie survive long enough to see her dream, or will she die when the man after Quinn hits his mark.

Hot Zone

Master sergeant Hugh Franco lives only to save others, until he plucks beautiful attorney Amelia Bailey from the wreckage of an earthquake and finds himself embroiled in ways he never expected. On the run from kidnappers, Hugh must call on all his training to protect them. But Amelia’s fiery touch threatens to crack his world—and his heart—wide open.

 Cover Me

 

The 300 pararescue jumpers (PJs) in the world are the most elite force in the U.S. military, trained in high-risk rescue, and have never been featured in a romantic suspense series.

PJ Wade Rocha is fast roping from a helicopter into a blizzard to rescue stranded climbers when he meets beautiful Sunny Foster, who insists she can take care of herself just fine. As the snowstorm kicks into overdrive, she and Wade must take to the frozen wilderness in a race against time…and their own explosive passions.

 

 

 
 
 

Friday Follow #1

Q: It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for – blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

NOTE: I don’t have GFC but if your interested in following my blog there is a “Follow via Email” button at the top of my sidebar, there is also google reader and there is also a “Follow” at the very top of the page too.

I’m thankful that I’m blogging on a format that I truly enjoy being on.  Blogger was nice but I like more things about wordpress.  I’m also thankful for @parajunkee for creating Book Blogging 101 and just being awesome, @TheBookVixen for just being awesome, and a host more wonderful book bloggers, there are just too many to mention and not turn this post into a novel. The books that I’m most thankful for reading this year are Lorelei James’ Rough Rider series, Jaci Burton’s Play by Play series, all things Linda Lael Miller and all things Nora Roberts.  I’m also thankful that I found the Mystery/Thriller genre’s, I’m finding that I enjoy them very much.