Monday, 5 April 2010

What are you reading on Monday – Catching Up & In My Mailbox

A weekly event hosted by Sheila - Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.

Books I completed last week are:

Were Chronicles 3- Pack Territory - Crissy Smith

Rushing Towards Perfection - Mya

More - Sloan Parker

Necessary Madness - Lisabet Sarai

Leave Me Breathless - HelenKay Dimon

Duty and Devotion - Tere Michael

(Ride Em 2) Ride Em Again Cowboy - JP Bowie 

Transcending Darkness - Kate Steele 

Tough to Tame - Diana Palmer

Private Dicks -  Katie Allen

Hide Out - Katie Allen

Simple Gifts (Farm Series Short) - Andrew Grey

My Lupine Lover – Stormy Glenn

Breaking Daylight - M.J. Fredrick


Books I am reading this week

I am not earmarking anything much for this week – My days are too unpredictable to plan for anything…

Michelle Cary - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

S.W. Vaughn - Skin Deep




Some books that came in my mailbox this week


Stallion's Pride

Jenna Byrnes  Jude Mason

Book four in the Untamed Hearts Series

A recently discovered horse talisman and a gypsy horse changeling tribe seem like the perfect match. Is headstrong Brishen ready for the power the talisman brings?

It's a stressful time for the familya of gypsy horse changelings. Shandor, King of the Gypsies, has died, leaving the clans at war and his son, Brishen, struggling with his new-found leadership. Brishen also struggles with something more personal - choosing a life mate. Will it be Tawnie, the female his father selected for him? Or handsome Jal, whose masculine features excite Brishen more than anything has before?

In cougar territory, a day's journey away, clan leader Kai and his mate Aric are dealing with an issue of their own. A new talisman discovered - a brilliant purple stone with the head of a horse in gold filigree. Unaware of any horse changelings, Kai calls a meeting of the talisman holders to discuss what should be done.

Tarek, leader of the bears, and Cole, ruler of the wolves, come together with Kai to track down their new changeling brothers. When they find the horses and meet young, headstrong Brishen, it's a battle of wills - a battle no one wants to lose


Book of Souls

Glenn Cooper

The Library: Only a handful know it exists . . . It holds the world's most astonishing - and terrifying - information . . . But the one book that is the key to the greatest secret of all time . . . is missing.

Former FBI Special Agent Will Piper solved - and survived - the "Doomsday Killer" case . . . and his reward was a forced early retirement. But the shattering truths he learned about the government's most covert operations won't let him rest - and now he's on the trail of a mysterious volume that's been lost for six centuries. This is the book that inspired Shakespeare and the prophecies of Nostradamus, and once Will gets his hands on it, his life will be worth nothing - his death sentence a top priority handed down from the very highest levels of power.

Because there are some truths too dangerous for anyone to know - those that concern the future, world domination . . . and the end of everything.


The Missing

Jane Casey

Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing with every day she is gone.

As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day and never returned. The strain of never knowing what has happened to Charlie had ripped Sarah’s family apart. Now in her early twenties, she is back living at home, trapped with a mother who drinks too much and keeps her brother’s bedroom as a shrine to his memory.

Then, horrifically, it is Sarah who finds Jenny’s body, beaten and abandoned in the woods near her home. As she’s drawn into the police investigation and the heart of a media storm, Sarah’s presence arouses suspicion too. But it not just the police who are watching her...



I love This Bar – Carolyn Brown

Funny, sexy, and sure to appeal to the huge audience of country music fans, this new trilogy features the Honky Tonk beer joint and its succession of lovelorn owners. Serving two counties, one wet and one dry, the Honky Tonk is the gathering place for every hothead, thirsty rancher, and lusty lady looking for a good time. Owner Daisy O'Dell vows she'll run the place until they drag her cold dead body through the swinging doors. That is, until the day Jarod McElroy walks in, looking for a cold drink and a moment's peace from his ornery Uncle Emmitt. The minute Jarod sees Daisy, with her hot looks and smart mouth; he knows he's met not only his own match, but Uncle Emmitt's as well. Now, if only he can convince her to come out from behind that bar and come on home with him...


Silver – Steven Savile

Sometimes the truth is anything but honest.
Sometimes the stories everyone knows by heart are lies.
Sometimes lies are all we have left.

Two thousand years ago, thirty silver Tyrian shekels were paid to secure the most infamous betrayal of all time. Melted down by the grandsons of Judas Iscariot, Menahem and Eleazar ben Jair, in the dark heart of the Sicarii fortress, Masada, the silver was re-forged as a dagger. When the Sicarii zealots committed mass suicide in AD73 the dagger of Iscariot and the truth of his sacrifice were lost. Until now.

A religious cult calling itself the Disciples of Judas has risen in the Middle East. Its influence is pernicious, its reach long. In thirteen cities across Europe thirteen people martyr themselves in the name of Judas, promising forty days and forty nights of terror. They twist the words of ancient prophecies to drive home the fear. On the last day, they promise, faith will fall. Everything you believe in will be proved wrong. Everything you hold true will fail.

Day by day the West wakes to increasingly more harrowing acts of terror. Fear cripples the capitals of Europe, who will be the next to fall? London? Rome? Berlin?

In a race against time – and prophecy – believing the terrorists intend to assassinate the Pope as part of their plan to bring down the Catholic Church, Sir Charles Wyndham’s team of combat specialists, codename Ogmios, tracks a labyrinthine course through truth, shades of truth and outright lies that takes them from the backstreets of London to the shadow of Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin all the way into the heart of the Holy See itself.

Forty days and forty nights of fear. And today is day one.



The Darkening
Stephen M Irwin

A haunting vision in the woods sets off a series of tragic events, leaving Nicholas Close lost amid visions of ghosts trapped in their harrowing, final moments. These uniquely terrifying apparitions lead him on a thrilling and suspenseful ride to confront a wicked soul, and will leave an indelible mark on lovers of high-quality suspense and horror alike.

Nicholas Close has always had an uncanny intuition, but after the death of his wife he becomes haunted, literally, by ghosts doomed to repeat their final violent moments in a chilling and endless loop. Torn by guilt and fearing for his sanity, Nicholas returns to his childhood home and is soon entangled in a disturbing series of disappearances and murders - both as a suspect and as the next victim of the malignant evil lurking in the heart of the woods.


Peculiar Proverbs: Weird Words of Wisdom from Around the World - Stephen Arnott

Peculiar Proverbs is a hilarious and enlightening collection of genuine proverbs from around the world that ignores the sayings we are all familiar with and focuses on the more obscure. Some are deft, witty, and colorful, others are just plain weird, but they are all fascinating.

The proverbs are grouped in topics ranging from work (or reasons not to), family life, love, food, age, religion, money, and many more. Humor and wisdom characterize these bizarre and quirky sayings, and they reveal much about their countries of origin, and plenty about human nature.


The Name Of The Wind  - Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind is the first volume in the Kingkiller Chronicles and tells the story of the notorious wizard Kvothe. After gaining his reputation at a very young age with included being expelled from university younger than most who are allowed in, talking to gods and writing songs, he dissapeared.

Kvothe's dissapearence only heightened his legendary status and increased the rumors until the Chronicler managed to track him down in a backwater Inn.

After much persuasion, Kvothe agrees to tell the Chronicler his life story, a task which Kvothe advises will take 3 days.



42 Speak To Me:

Cecile Smutty Hussy on 5 April 2010 at 05:43 said...

Wow honey, you covered a lot of ground. I hope all is well with you now. My prayers have been going to you for a while... {{{hugs to you}}}

Jennifer on 5 April 2010 at 06:52 said...

Wow, I do not think I have ever read that many novels in one week. I hope this week goes well for you. If you get a chance, my Monday:

Ava March on 5 April 2010 at 07:32 said...

That is quite the list, E.H.! Very impressive :) I read More recently and Duty & Devotion is next up in my to-read pile.

Adele on 5 April 2010 at 08:31 said...

yay! Glad Silver arrived safe and hope you love it. :)

Blodeuedd on 5 April 2010 at 09:31 said...

Stallions pride sounds like a good one

Erotic Horizon on 5 April 2010 at 09:44 said...


Hey Girl - I owe you many emails - Illness has a way of stopping you in your tracks though...

I will catch up with you soon...

Thank you for thinking of me...



Erotic Horizon on 5 April 2010 at 09:45 said...



This is over a two week period so about right for me...

I will come over and see your listing in a little bit..


Erotic Horizon on 5 April 2010 at 09:47 said...

I am 50/50 on MORE - We must compare notes about it...

Please do let me know what you think of D&D... when you are done..


Erotic Horizon on 5 April 2010 at 09:49 said...


Oh - yum - how delicious is that book...

My Mom is on it now - and I'll get to it next... Thanks to both you guys for this one..


Erotic Horizon on 5 April 2010 at 09:50 said...


I am a big fan of that series - glad to know the ladies have added a fourth book....

I like the cover alot..


Leontine on 5 April 2010 at 11:45 said...

Dang EH, you read like a mad woman last week o-0 I'm personally very curious for Skin Deep and look forward to hearing your thoughts about it.

Chris on 5 April 2010 at 13:21 said...

Being confined to bed really increased the number of books you read!

Laurel-Rain Snow on 5 April 2010 at 13:51 said...

Wow! Lots of books, and so many intriguing covers and titles. I haven't read any of these, but The Missing attracted my attention.

Have a great week.

Staci on 5 April 2010 at 13:51 said...

You really do read an assortment of books!! Love the looks of what you have planned this week! Enjoy!

Sheila (Bookjourney) on 5 April 2010 at 14:49 said...

Oh my gosh - I am drooling over The Name of The Wind and The Missing.... wow! These look awesome!

And your reading last week... that just amazes me - I wish I could get through that many books :)

Lydia on 5 April 2010 at 14:59 said...

Wow, that's quite a list of books. I hope you have a great week!

Here is my Monday:

Lily on 5 April 2010 at 15:29 said...

Too bad it was being sick that gave you so much reading time. Hope you're feeling much better now.

Crystal (I totally paused!) on 5 April 2010 at 17:36 said...

You had a great week last week! I'm very jealous!

I definitely understand what you mean about the days being too unpredictable to plan much reading, that's how I feel all the time.

Have a great week :) This is mine:

Unknown on 5 April 2010 at 17:58 said...

This is one sexy, romantic blog...just beautiful!

The Missing sounds really, really good.

Have a great week. Lynne's Book Reviews

Tracy on 5 April 2010 at 20:21 said...

Holy bageezers you got a lot read last week. Good for you. How did you like the Crissy Smith? Did you talk about it this week and I missed it? I'll have to check. :)

Smokinhotbooks on 5 April 2010 at 21:08 said...

What did you think of More...? I liked it not as much as Strongest Shape for some reason.

Lea on 5 April 2010 at 22:00 said...

You are still my reading goddess EH! You go girl..

I hope you are feeling better and taking care!!

Looking forward to reading all your thoughts on the latest acquisitions. ;)

ibeeeg on 6 April 2010 at 02:48 said...

You had a fantastic week last week!

The Name of the Wind...oh my gosh...that book looks very appealing. I want to read that one...hope you like it, look forward to reading your review.

Ava March on 6 April 2010 at 06:12 said...

I am 50/50 on MORE - We must compare notes about it...

Please do let me know what you think of D&D... when you are done..

Hey E.H. - I really enjoyed More. The only thing I didn't love about it was the over-the-top father. Seemed a bit...much. But it wasn't so distracting that it dampened my enjoyment of the book. And I'll drop you line when I finish Duty and Devotion. I loved F&F, and am really looking forward to reading D&D.

Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:40 said...


Thats two weeks worth of reading - so I am well chuffed with that...

I saw - Skin Deep on Jenre's blog and loved the sound of it - I hope it works for me..


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:41 said...


I agree Chris - I was reading like a fiend... confinment does that to me..


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:43 said...


Yup a good reading week...

As soon as I saw The Missing - I knew I wanted to read it..

Happy reading week my dear..


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:44 said...


I do read a little of everything - or at least I try to..

Have a great reading week my dear..


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:45 said...


The Name of The Wind and The Missing

I have heard so much good things about those books - I am so looking forward to them...

Bed rest seems to bring out the reader in me...


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:46 said...


Thanks hon.. Same to you..


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:47 said...

Too bad it was being sick that gave you so much reading time.

I agree, but I am not going to moan about it - I got off a pretty decent amount off my TBR pile..

I am on the mend hon.. thanks


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:49 said...


Thank you so much... I think The Missing is a winner with everyone...


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:50 said...


Hey hon - I haven't talked about Smith book yet... it was a quick easy read...


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:52 said...


MORE could have been about 60 pages less and a few less sex scenes - but I agree with you though..I like The Strongest Shape better..


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:58 said...


I definitely understand what you mean about the days being too unpredictable to plan much reading, that's how I feel all the time.

I am so glad there is someone else out there that understand my week..

Happy reading week hon..


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 11:59 said...


Thank you hon.. Hopfully I will be up to reviewing a few of them...

Take care hon..


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 12:01 said...


yup that name stuck right out at me and I had to get it...

I hope it works for me - you will most certainly hear about it my dear..


Tracy on 6 April 2010 at 17:46 said...

I really liked the first one in the Smith series but then for some reason never got the second and now there's a 3rd! I'll keep my eye out for your thoughts.

Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 20:16 said...


I get you on the dad... I also had some issues with Luke as well just accepting the situation for too long...

And the over abundance of sex... I actually thought there was a pretty decent story line going on in the book... if you can get through the sex scenes - it was a pretty decent read..

I didn't regret reading this one at all..


Erotic Horizon on 6 April 2010 at 20:17 said...


Smith books are mood read for me - I love them - but they wont work for everyone.. too cute on certain level..

This one was the most formulaic of the lot so far...


Janna on 7 April 2010 at 13:21 said...

You never stop to impress me with the amount of books you read, hon! This time you've overdone yourself :) I read More too and liked it a lot! And some of the other books are on my to-read-soon list, like Duty & Devotion.
I hope you're feeling all better again!

Erotic Horizon on 9 April 2010 at 20:20 said...

Hey Janna..

Thanks for the well wishes hon - Still on them end...

I look forwards to your thought on Duty & Devotion - I really enjoyed it... MORE - 50/50 for me...