Monday, 5 July 2010

It’s Monday – Not a lot of reading unfortunately

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

JP Bowie - Blueprint for Love 

Sandy Sullivan  - Wild Wyoming Nights Wilder Series 1

Leah Brooke - Desire Oklahoma 5 - Dark Desire

Leah Brooke - Dakotas Cowboys

Cameron Dane - Seeking Redemption 2 – Devlin & Garrick

Another trip to a small town

I love books that are set in small town, the mind set of the people gets me every time. I love the fact that the diner is the place not only to eat but more often than not you get the most up to date info on EVERYBODIES life.

Then there is always someone match making or a couple who think they are secretly getting it on – only to find out they were the last one to know that they had the hots for each other.

Meg Benjamin fourth book LONG TIME GONE comes out on the 06th and I am so ready for this book. Not only is it another chance to re-visit all my old favourites, but it’s the dark troubled brother’s story. Yup, I love the brooding boys, who walks in the shadows and tend to see more than is there.

Bring on Erik’s story..

Do you have any small town stories on your radar or any you have just read?

  
Long Time Gone
Author: Meg Benjamin
Publisher: Samhain publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date – 06th July

A future with the woman of his dreams is within his grasp…if the past will stay that way.

Konigsburg, Book 4

Erik Toleffson wasn’t looking to become Chief of Police. He’s got enough trouble trying to rebuild his relationship with his three brothers who, until just recently, ran the other way when he approached. He’s not the bully they grew up with, but bad memories are tough to overcome.

Morgan Barrett is as worn out as a vat full of crushed grape skins. She never planned to run Cedar Creek Winery, but there’s no one else to shoulder the load as her father recovers from an injury. All she needs is a little sleep. Just a five-minute nap in the booth at the Dew Drop Inn…if that guy across the bar would stop staring at her as if putting her head down on the table is a crime.

After Morgan yawns in Erik’s face, there’s nowhere to go but up. With time, though, their relationship warms like a perfectly blended Bordeaux. Until the shady mayor digs into Erik’s past and dredges up information that could drive a permanent wedge between him and his brothers—and sour any chance of a future with Morgan.

Konigsburg Bk 1 - Venus in Blue Jeans - Meg Benjamin
Konigsburg Bk 2 - Wedding Bell Blues © Meg Benjamin
Konigsburg Bk 3 - Be My Baby © Meg Benjamin

Up next on the reading deck

I was so busy last week, my planned reading schedule went haywire – so my last week set of books are my this week set of books to read.

One Reckless Summer – Toni Blake

Sugar Creek – Toni Blake

LORD OF THUNDER – Linda Mooney
(Book 1 of the Thunder Trilogy)

PASSION OF THUNDER – Linda Mooney

(Book 2 of the Thunder Trilogy)

WINGS OF THUNDER – Linda Mooney
(Book 3 of the Thunder Trilogy)

22 Speak To Me:

Heidi V on 5 July 2010 at 07:29 said...

I had one of those haywire weeks also I think the summer days are calling me to play in the sun! I hope you enjoy your reading week...

Blodeuedd on 5 July 2010 at 09:01 said...

Those thunder books are sounding pretty interesting, well teh thunder part ;)

Sandra on 5 July 2010 at 13:11 said...

I know what you mean about small towns. I hope you get more reading in this week, there are more distractions in summer I think. I love your header so much-it remind me of my childhood. And thanks for visiting Fresh Ink Books. Happy reading.

Kathy Martin on 5 July 2010 at 14:14 said...

I think reading 5 books in one week is still good. I currently live in a small town with the restaurant as gossip central. Here is my Monday Report. Happy reading!

Chris on 5 July 2010 at 15:38 said...

There are just weeks like that. :)

Hmm. I like my veri word: flumbox.

Fiction Vixen on 5 July 2010 at 16:33 said...

I'd say that's still an admirable reading week with lots to look forward to. :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) on 5 July 2010 at 16:53 said...

I didnt really think about it until you mentioned it here, but I like small town stories too. They usually have amazing character development - and well, pretty amazing characters too :)

Eyre on 5 July 2010 at 20:16 said...

I like small town books. Since I've always lived in small towns, those stories seem real to me.

ErotRomReader (Janna) on 5 July 2010 at 20:28 said...

I had a slow week too. Although I'd say you still managed to read quite some books :) Have a good reading week, hon!

Lily on 5 July 2010 at 21:45 said...

I read the first Seeking Redemption book a few days ago. Looking forward to the 2nd.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow on 5 July 2010 at 23:24 said...

Yes, small town books really give us a chance to know several characters who are connected to one another. I like that context, too.

Enjoy your books.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:38 said...

@Heidi..

I think you are right - summer days are definitely calling to me and the kids and I are outdoors more...

I got a few books in between so not bad..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:39 said...

@Blodeuedd..

I am looking forward to those book Ms Mooney is a firm favourite of mine..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:41 said...

@Sandra

there are more distractions in summer I think

I so agree - too much to be honest..

The header is a reminder of my home as well - but not an actual pic- close though..

have a good week hon..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:42 said...

@Kathy..

I currently live in a small town with the restaurant as gossip central.

That way of life I know - When I was younger it was so annoying, but as I get older, I really appreciate it and the people there..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:43 said...

@Chris..

Flumbox..

Yup just about sums up my week...

Take care hon..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:44 said...

@FV..

I think you are right hon - count the blessings..

And I do have some cool ones to get through..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:45 said...

@Sheila

They usually have amazing character development - and well, pretty amazing characters too

Word..

E.h>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:46 said...

@Eyre..

I love the streotypical predictable ways of small town..

it never lets me down..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:47 said...

@Janna

yup slow week all round it seem - It must be these sunny days we are having..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:48 said...

@Lily

I blame my reading Dane craze on Eyre -she goes on and on about these books.

I like the second book more..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 20:49 said...

@Hey Laurel..

Another lover of small town and it's odd characters I see...

happy reading week to you as well hon.

E.H>