Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Carolyn's August Books

Well, life does go on for those left behind and since my brain is empty (and has been for awhile, lol), here are the August books I've pre-ordered. I think my book buying is about to be cut abruptly short, although I'll always have authors I just have to have, even if I have to wait for paperback prices.

And here we go.

1.  Blood of the Earth (A Soulwood Novel)
     Author: Faith Hunter
     Publisher: Penguin Group
     Release: August 2, 2016
     Price: $7.99

Set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, an all-new series starring Nell Ingram, who wields powers as old as the earth.

When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic she drew from her deep connection to the forest that surrounds her.

Now, Jane has referred Nell to PsyLED, a Homeland Security agency policing paranormals, and agent Rick LaFleur has shown up at Nell’s doorstep. His appearance forces her out of her isolated life into an investigation that leads to the vampire Blood Master of Nashville.

Nell has a team—and a mission. But to find the Master’s kidnapped vassal, Nell and the PsyLED team will be forced to go deep into the heart of the very cult Nell fears, infiltrating the cult and a humans-only terrorist group before time runs out…

The first book of a new series set in a familiar world. I think this might be good and Lori, you do like witches.  :-)

2.  Reaper's Fire
     Author: Joanna Wylde
    Publisher: Penguin Group
     Release: August 9, 2016
     Price: $7.99

New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the “wild and raw”* world of the Reapers MC with the story of Gage and Tinker…

The club comes first. 

I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead. 

Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.

I’m coming for you, Tinker. 

I remember Gage from one of the earlier books. I need to reread the series because everything is a little hazy now, but the Reapers had a spy mission going in another town against some gang interfering with their income and Gage and that book's hero were the spies. I liked Gage, from what I can remember and will welcome him into my life.  :-)

3.  Betrayals
     Author: Kelley Armstrong
     Publisher: Random House
     Release: August 9, 2016
     Price: $12.99

The exciting fourth novel in bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's "impossible-to-put-down" Cainsville series

When Olivia's life exploded--after she found out she was not the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers--she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she discovered the truth about her parents' crimes in an investigation that also revealed the darker forces at work in the place that had offered her a haven. As if that wasn't enough, she also found out that she, Gabriel and her biker boyfriend Ricky were not caught in an ordinary sort of love triangle, but were hereditary actors in an ancient drama in which the elders of Cainsville and the mysterious Huntsmen who opposed them had a huge stake.
     Now someone is killing street kids in the city, and the police have tied Ricky to the crimes. Setting out with Gabriel's help to clear Ricky's name, Olivia once again finds her own life at risk. Soon the three are tangled in a web of betrayals that threatens their uneasy equilibrium and is pushing them toward a hard choice: either they fulfill their destinies by trusting each other and staying true to their real bonds, or they succumb to the extraordinary forces trying to win an eternal war by tearing them apart.

So glad this wasn't a trilogy because, while I like Ricky, I am a Gabriel fan all the way and I figure if there are enough books and I hope hard enough, the author will come through for me. It would take a lot of character building on Gabriel's part but  - I BELIEVE IN HIM. YOU CAN DO IT,GABRIEL! I KNOW YOU CAN!!  Ahem - looking forward to this book. 

4.  Wild Embrace
     Author: Nalini Singh
     Publisher: Penguin Group
     Release: August 23,2016
     Price: $11.99

The “alpha author of paranormal romance”* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible...

Echo of Silence
In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander...

A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration—until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play...

Partners in Persuasion
Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…

Flirtation of Fate
Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries...
Four new stories? 400 pages of Nalini Singh? This is a no brainer!
So, these are my orders for August. Might be awhile before I can read them; I'm having problems with concentration - and the desire to read, to be honest. But I'm a known collector, I collect things I'll never use and all these authors are "my" authors and I'll keep on collecting them as long as I'm able. Not a long list, but they are all good books and I look forward to reading them.   


  1. I'm so with you: Go Gabriel! I really hope that happens and will keep reading with hope.

  2. God, I hear you with the "no desire to read" thing--though I'll say, right now I'm escaping my life with a vengeance through re-reads.

    Sending you good thoughts, Carolyn.

    1. Thank you, Az. It will take time, I know. I keep thinking I hear him in the other room, or wonder why he hasn't come in to talk with me. Most of all, I have no one to take care of now and I miss him so much.

      Thank you for thinking of me. Believe me, it is much appreciated.

    2. Many hugs, many positive and hopeful thoughts going your way, m'lady.

  3. Hugs from me too Ms Carolyn :)

    As to the books, you might be shocked to hear this *snicker* but none really pop out for me...lol. I'm growing as a reader, it's just taking a while.

    We are also kindred spirits in that I have the fave authors and will collect the books, even if they sit on the shelf and perhaps never get read. In fact, I just got some more from Book Depository that are due next week...


    HUGS y'all.

    1. If I hadn't gone e (half because of eyesight, half because of instant gratification), Book Depository would be giving me stock in the company, lol. I don't understand how they make their money, but hey - more power to them. And it's so good to have a library. :-)

    2. Hmm, stocks... I might need to speak to them about that lol. And they make their money from people like me, who can't say no. You're right too in that it's good to have a library. I have books like some people have shoes - too many to ever get through but nice to have all the same :D