Monday, March 23, 2015

March Meanderings

Finished reading Kristen Ashley's Soaring not long ago. Zipped through it and really did enjoy it   except for the heroine's name.

Amelia Hathaway.

That's a Lisa Kleypas heroine from Mine Till Midnight and every time the full name was used, it pulled me out of the story.

The heroine is 47 and the hero 48, so this is a mature couple that still managed at times to act like     adolescents. The story takes place in the same small town as The Will, and Josie and Jake appear in this story too.

I do like the cover.  :-)  


Tried to participate in the DABWAHA, but just like the last time I tried, there were too many books I'd never read and/or heard of, plus the lack of author names put me further in the dark. Had no idea who to vote for, except the few authors I knew, such as Andrews, Frost and Bishop.

 I buy a lot of books - Lori can attest to that - but the majority of them remain unread. I pre-order 'my' authors, so I won't miss the release date or just plain forget to order. But my memory isn't what it used to be and more than 50% of the DABWAHA titles drew a blank. I felt uncomfortable voting for a book for which I had no clue what it was about, who wrote it or if it would have been categorized in my "OMG, this book is wonderful/great/amazing/orginal/the greatest thing since sliced bread!"

John and I went grocery shopping this morning and in the fresh vegetable section I was hailed by a woman who looked vaguely familiar. To my embarrassment, I couldn't remember her name or even where I knew her from.

I've been retired for a couple of years now and I don't see people like I used to. Turned out she was with the cleaning crew at my old office. She'd had her hair cut, so I'm blaming it on that, because I don't want to think what it could be.

I've also read Bound by Flames this year. This is Book 3 of the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost. I've liked all these books. The hero is Vlad the Impaler and you do not want to get on his bad side because he still has all his bad habits and doesn't mind using them on his enemies.

There is one more book in this series, praise the lord, because ... look at these covers! Watta man!!
      (As usual, I can't get the images to do what I want.)


Read Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs. It's the best Alpha and Omega book yet imho. Charles as the hero and horses in the story line. What more could a girl want? Don't like that cover though. That's not how I picture Anna. Nor Charles, for that matter, although I do like that they took his ethnicity into account.


And ... read Rock Hard. Oh, yes I did. Do NOT believe ANYONE who says bad things about this book. They are not true. I promise. Best. Book. Ever. Read Azteclady's review ('cause I don't do     reviews) for your T-rex fix. You definitely won't regret it.

I'm having another love affair with a cover.  Lordy, lordy ....   (I used the promo rather than the cover because ... because ... well, double your pleasure!  :-D



     P.S.  Stole your gif, Al, cause I love it. T-rex and Charlie-mouse, lol.


April Pre-orders:   

The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrows. Releases April 7  
Mate Bond by Jennifer Ashley. Releases April. 7.
Still the One by Jill Shalvis. Releases April 7.
Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde, Releases April 7.
Hard to be Good by Laura Kaye. Releases April 13.
The Liar by Nora Roberts. Releases April 14.

AND! I still have my March 31 pre-orders to come. Yay!


I love retirement. No mortgage. No bills except my car. Utilities, groceries and books, that's what I     buy.

Happy, happy, happy.


  1. You liked Rock Hard too, yay! (insert cheeky grin here)

    Retirement: perhaps if I ever buy and lotto ticket AND then win something...

    I may need to read the Apha and Omega books. I've resisted for a long time, and I will have to wait until the first (or the first few) are on sale, but I may have to give in. Too many people singing its praises.

  2. Carolyn suckers us all into trying new authors and series and then POW! we're hooked too.

    Too many books Ms. Carolyn. Never enough time.