Friday Finds & Reader Recommendations – June 10th 2016

by Maryse on June 10, 2016 · 148 comments

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  • Abducted: Alien Mate Index Book 1 by Evangeline Anderson <— JUST WENT LIVE & SHE’S BEEN ABDUCTED ALERT!!Being dragged through a mirror, naked and screaming, onto an extraterrestrial ship was bad. Finding out I had been sold to a huge alien male who looks like the Devil was worse. But learning he wanted to trade me to an intergalactic petting zoo was the worst of all! …Sarden, my captor, is too hot to stay mad at, even if he is a jerk. In fact, I think I might be falling for him.
  • Tiger Shark by LP Lovell <— JUST WENT LIVE & SHE’S A BAD-A$$ & ABOUT TO TAKE ON HER BOSS… “London’s square mile is witness to a revolution, a new breed of business woman. They call us tiger sharks. We out-earn, out-work and out-play our male counterparts. We work the system, play the game and most importantly, win…”
  • Forgotten Bodyguard 2: (A Forbidden Fruit Novel) by Ali Parker <— JUST WENT LIVE!
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult <— JODI PICOULT SUPER BARGAIN and it’s listed as a psych-thriller? Lonely woman befriends an elderly man, and one day he confesses a shameful secret to her…”…and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well.”

Taylor: Read it…it’s soooooo good! This is one of my all-time favorite reads! Such a great book!

Val: This is a great book!

Sarah: LOVED…one of my favorites!!!!

Maryse: I one-clicked it!!

Leeann: Lol! Me too, they convinced me.

  • Beautiful Wreck by Larissa Brown <— TIME TRAVEL/DANGEROUS VIKING SUPER BARGAIN!! Oh this sounds like time travel viking fun! She’s a game designer (environment designer? in a virtual reality future) and she ends up back in time and falling for a dangerous Viking…

Heidi: I think this is my next read!

Maryse: I bet he’ll be intense…

Meagan: I put this on my TBR list awhile go, sounds so good, now I’ll have to read it next since its on sale. :D

Yvonne: Wow! This sounds really intriguing! Definitely picking this up!

Janis: Yep just bought and looking forward to it.

  • Tabula Rasa by Kitty Thomas <— DARK READ & KITTY THOMAS FANS!!!! Look what just went up for pre-order (AND it’s going live in just a few days!!) and yep… that blurb CREEPED. ME. OUT. I’m excited!!! The world seems to have come to an end and everything is deserted, but she and her husband are alive…”I thought we were the only survivors, but a new man has come. Shannon. He scares me. He seems weirdly possessive of me. He’s going to take me out of the park, away from my husband and the only safety I have. I’m terrified to know what’s out there.

And the author said to me:

Kitty: This is probably my creepiest/scariest one. But… you will fall in love with this guy so hard. …you will LOVE Shannon. I think this is my favorite guy so far. …

Maryse: eek YES PLEASE!!!!!!



 <— Okay and this one, to me, is a HUGE find ’cause that blurb wants to tear my heart out. The Promise of Stardust is super-bargain priced today, and it’s already #2 on ALL of Amazon, and the reviews look AMAZING. I love Friday Finds day… it’s like a super concentrated mini-list of book awesomeness. LOL! :D

P.S. I’d love to hear what you’re reading right now (or will be reading this weekend). And/or let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).

Look what else we found (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley <— HEARTBREAKING SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT! HIS PREGNANT WIFE IS ON LIFE SUPPORT TO KEEP THE BABY ALIVE… On super-sale today and OMG this blurb… “Matt Beaulieu has loved Elle McClure since he was two years old. Now married and expecting their first child, Elle suffers a fatal accident. To keep the baby alive, Matt goes against his wife’s wishes and keeps his wife on life support…” and HER mother is fighting him on it!!! (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  • Corporate A$$ by Sandi Lynn <— JUST WENT LIVE! She inherits her father’s company… “I was the newly appointed CEO of my family-owned business, which was in the midst of financial ruins until one man, who I met under awkward circumstances, stepped in and offered to save me. He was sexy, bold, rich, a womanizer, and your typical corporate ass. He wouldn’t take no for an answer and that was all I was willing to give, until I was faced with a problem. I fell for him. ” (also on Amazon UK)
  • Submission: Brietta & Kegan 2 (The Mystic Series) by B.C. Burgess <— JUST WENT LIVE and a few here love this series! (also on Amazon UK)

Jodi: Love the epic Mystic Series by B C Burgess

Sherri: Read Decsencion by B.C.Burgess. Made me bawl like a baby. Box of tissue bawl !!! Also 1st in Mystic series.

  • Ten Thousand Lies by Kelli Jean <— JUST WENT LIVE and it’s got an intriguing blurb. He’s a tattoo artist/secret vigilante and she’s his broken doll… “…she’s a wild child after his heart. Set adrift, losing faith in herself and humanity, she’s broken down not by abuse, but by neglect. For years, she exists only so she can finally come home.” (also on Amazon UK)
  • Backfire (A Vigilantes Novel Book 2) by Keri Lake <— OMG RICOCHET SPINOFF!!! JUST WENT LIVE and CAN be read as a standalone!! I absolutely devoured Ricochet (<— my review), so I’m thrilled about this!!! (also on Amazon UK)
Jean: Oh! Backfire! Just showed up on my Kindle! If you guys haven’t read Ricochet, YOU MUST! I’ve been waiting for Backfire! So excited now!
  • The Fine Line by Alicia Kobishop <— Stacey: I recently read the fine line and the fragile line-part 1 and omg!! They were amazing!! I would recommend them to all ya lovers and people who want the emotional whirlwind that comes with them :) (also on Amazon UK)
  • Maverick: Pericolo #1.5 (The Pericolo Series) by Kirsty-Anne Still <— JUST WENT LIVE (should be read with the first books in the series). (also on Amazon UK)
  • FILTHY – A Football Romance by Winter Renshaw <— FOOTBALL STAR SUPER-BARGAIN & HIS NEW NEIGHBOR ALERT!The rules are clear: no girls, less booze, zero publicity stunts. If I lay low and repair my reputation, I won’t get cut. It’s that simple. Everything was going well. For the first time in my life, I was living by someone else’s rules . . . and then *she* showed up for the summer…” (also on Amazon UK)
  • Rock Me Two Times (Rock Band) by Dawn Ryder <— ROCK STAR & SHE HAS TO TOUR WITH THEM ALERT!The chance to tour with the band and provide them with a fantastic custom wardrobe is too major an opportunity to turn down. But immersion in the dark, wild world of Toxsin means Kate’s about to get rocked…and she’ll never be the same…” (also on Amazon UK)
  • I’m Still Here by Kathryn R. Biel <— IT SOUNDS BOTH FUNNY & HEARTWARMING (and she meets a doctor!!) SUPER-BARGAIN! “Estranged from her family over her sister’s mental illness and death, Esther can’t help but feel alone. And when Esther hears the voice of her twin sister who committed suicide seven years ago, she begins to question her own sanity, leading her to wonder if anything is what it seems.” (also on Amazon UK)
  • Live For This by Kathryn R. Biel <— Back on the list ’cause it’s bargain priced!
  • Read My Lips (A College Obsession Romance) by Daryl Banner <— DEAF BAD BOY & SHE’S OBSESSED WITH HIM ALERT! Hrmmm… here’s a super-bargain priced one that was released a few days ago, that might just have that new adult *oomph* we love. And the hero is deaf. “I didn’t expect to find him…the muscular, tatted bad-boy who would soon become my obsession. He was broken, lost, and voiceless … just like me…” and Rachel recommends it! “I just finished this yesterday. It is SUPER good. Fantastic writing, too!” (also on Amazon UK)
  • Heat by R. Lee Smith <— DARK & DISTURBING ALERT! P.S. Don’t let the cover distract you, from what I hear, is an awesome read. This book has been on and off the lists for the last few years because for those that read it, they DEVOUR it. In fact yesterday it was the answer to a reader question, and so many have been piping in again, in regards to their love (or er… HUGE interest) in this book. (Also on Amazon UK) And MichelleS is reading it as we speak, saying:

MichelleS: It’s so dang dark and disturbing, but it’s like a train-wreck and you have to keep looking. Her writing is just top notch. You just forgive this beast of an alien for all of his violence, because, to him, he’s on a hostile planet. And the heroine? OMG. This poor chick is one tough cookie. Not for the faint of heart. I will DEFINITELY need a Bev-recommended-coming-of-age-book after this train wreck.

  • Down For The Count: The Complete Series by Christa Cervone <— MMA FIGHTER series & it sounds good and is bargain priced!! “…now, I’ve got the biggest fight of my life, Fighting for her, the one I want, The one I can’t have. Salem Harris is taken, but I swear to God, She’ll be mine, even if I go down for the count…” (also on Amazon UK)
  • Don’t Look Back (Digital Picture Book) by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT! Another super-bargain for us and Avalon just recommended this one to us yesterday!!! (also on Amazon UK)

Avalon: “Another YA thriller I would recommend is Don’t Look Back- it is somewhat reminiscent of Dangerous Girls but I think I preferred it slightly more. Definitely check it out!” <— OMG and I LOVED Dangerous Girls. Liked it more?? MINE!!!!!!

  • All the Rage by T.M. Frazier <— DARK READ & SHE’S THRILLED BY VIOLENCE & DEATH & SHE’S OCD/HYPOCHONDRIAC ALERT! Back on the list ’cause Jean is enjoying it, and she just gave us an interesting tidbit on this one that makes it even more intriguing for my book-tastes! (also on Amazon UK)

Jean: Whoa… guys….I’m reading All the Rage by T.M. Frazier! Soooo good so far. Kinda dark. She is an unusual character…indifferent to people and emotions, OCD, germophobic, and a hypochondriac. Thrilled at the thought of violence and death. So crazy being in her head. But her next target could change everything……

Maryse: Oh Jean… I love OCD germaphobic characters!!!! Thank you for that little detail. :D

  • Wednesday by Kendall Ryan <— Lisa is reading this one, and she just blew us away with her FLT (“First Line Friday” entry – where we all post the first line of the book we’re reading) – also on Amazon UK:

Lisa: First Line Friday: ‘The first time we f@#$ed, I was actually ashamed to admit, was after his wife’s funeral” Wednesday by Kendall Ryan. WTF.

Jean: Omg Lisa, that sounds good! Lol!

Amy: OMG…Lisa wins FLT. :P

  • Defy Series by Sara B. Larson <— Tessa found us this deal!

Tessa: Anyone who’s like me and bought Defy by Sara B. Larson and loved it, but didn’t buy Ignite yet, it’s on sale right now… since the third one, Endure, was just released.

Fabi: Tessa *gasp* Endure is finally out? I’d about given up on it.

Tessa: Yep, it’s out.  :D I didn’t realize it either until I went through my wishlist and saw Ignite on sale. Apparently it’s been out since last December!

  • Honesty by Seth King <— M/M ROMANCE & SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED! (here it is on Amazon UK)
Teri: Just finished Honesty by Seth King. It is brilliant! Maryse and Fabi and everyone else you have GOT to read it. Even if you are not a fan of m/m. There is really no sex in it-it’s just alluded to. One of the best books I’ve ever read in my entire life. It will change you.

Fabi: Strong Side (Eastshore Tigers Book 1) by Alison Hendricks is on sale because the second in the series is out. I haven’t read it yet but it’s in the top five of my tbr list.

Nicole: Oh Fabi I have read #1 in Eastside Tigers it’s good!!! Definitely worth!!! I just bought the second one but I haven’t read it yet. Currently reading Speechless (Pier 70 Book 3) by Nicole Edwards and it’s amazing…Next will be Honesty by Seth King…I hear it’s spectacular Thanks Teri!


    For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

    • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
    • Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley <— The audiobook is up for preorder and will be going live this month!!


PREORDERS (next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Raw Redemption (Crossing the Line) by Tessa Bailey - June 13th 2016
  2. Up in Flames: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series Book 13) by Abbi Glines – June 14th 2016
  3. Allegiance of Honor: A Psy-Changeling Novel (Psy/Changeling) by Nalini Singh – June 14th 2016
  4. Bay of Sighs: Book Two of the Guardians Trilogy by Nora Roberts – June 14th 2016
  5. Unchained: An Eternal Guardians Novella by Elizabeth Naughton – June 14th 2016
  6. Last Kiss (A First and Last Novel) by Laurelin Paige – June 14th 2016
  7. A Wildly Seductive Night: (Seductive Nights: Julia & Clay Book 3.5) by Lauren Blakely – June 14th 2016
  8. Claim Me by Anna Zaires - June 14th 2016
  9. Filthy Foreign Exchange Book 2 by S.E. Hall - June 14th 2016
  10. Bittersweet (True North Book 1) by Sarina Bowen - June 14th 2016
  11. Beg for It by Megan Hart – June 14th 2016
  12. Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand - June 14th 2016
  13. Callie Healy (Mitchell – Healy Series) by Jennifer Foor -  June 15th 2016
  14. Bet on Me (Bet on Love Series Book 2) by Rachel Higginson - June 16th 2016

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Fabi June 10, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Strong Side (Eastshore Tigers Book 1) by Alison Hendricks is on sale for $0.99 because the second in the series is out. I haven’t read it yet but it’s in the top five of my tbr list.

Jeanie V. June 10, 2016 at 11:17 AM

I’m 55% into The Promise of Stardust – I’m enjoying it but my god, what happens in this book is so fricking tragic!!!

MichelleS June 10, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Heat is messing with my head. I swear, I think I actually suffer from Stockholm Syndrome when I read an R. Lee Smith book. You get kind of “numb” to the violence and I find that I am totally sympathizing with the “aliens”. It’s slow and sultry and you “feel” the heat right along with them. There is no protagonist or antagonist – there are just well written characters – and while you read you just watch it all unfold. She adds the details I crave: low rumbling chuckles and stolen looks and describes the food. Crazy good. Soooooooo weird and wicked and debauched – but great. Maryse, you just need to dive into an R. Lee Smith book one time. Download a sample. Last Hour of Gann or something.

Jean June 10, 2016 at 12:44 PM

MichelleS, you should be an ambassador for R Lee Smith! So convincing! I have LHoG and am totally intrigued by Heat (you know I read the whole LoA series so…..)

I immediate 1-clicked Promise of Stardust before I even proceeded down this page! Guess I’m getting braver with the tearjerker books! Oh and Read My Lips…..this book is all me!

Kim Box Person June 10, 2016 at 1:04 PM

Ohhhh, The Promise of Stardust sounds so heartbreakingly beautiful!!! I grabbed it

Maryse June 10, 2016 at 1:11 PM

I have Heat, MichelleS!! I bought it 2 or 3 years ago!!! I need to dive in, Maybe I should do it this weekend.

Maryse June 10, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Kim, right??? *ooooomph* just on that blurb alone.

Nicole June 10, 2016 at 1:34 PM

Oh Fabi I have read #1 in Eastside Tigers it’s good!!! Definitely worth $.99!!! I just bought the second one but I haven’t read it yet. Currently reading Speachless (pier 40) by Nicole Edwards and it’s amazing…Next will be Honesty by Seth King…I hear it’s spectacular Thanks Teri!

Nicole June 10, 2016 at 1:35 PM

Speechless…Good Lord I can spell, really I can! :)

Maryse June 10, 2016 at 1:42 PM

YAY Fabi I’m adding it!!!

Fabi June 10, 2016 at 1:50 PM

Nicole, I’m almost done with Speechless. I was so looking forward to it. I’m definitely getting to Strong Side within the next couple of books. I tried Honesty but it wasn’t right for me. I’m on a major mm kick right now. Reading them back to back and loving them.

Maryse I think you might like Heat with your love of thrillers. No doubt it’s horror inducing.

Helen June 10, 2016 at 2:13 PM

Hi Maryse. Up in Flames by Abbi Glines has a release date of 6/28/16 on Amazon. Your site says 6/14/16. Do you know something we don’t?!?! :)

MichelleS June 10, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Maryse – you definitely have to be “in the mood” to enjoy a book like Heat.

You know what…. I have an idea for a post and question…. ‘What’s the perfect summer read you’d recommend to Maryse?”….

On The Island was one of the first few books I found on your blog (Aug 2012). I still consider it the “perfect summer by the pool read”. That’s why my recommendation for you sometime during this blazing hot season by the pool is…. “Beyond The Sea” by K. Andrews. It’s got the “lost at sea” thing going on, but with two GUYS and IT WORKS. It soooooo works. It was Fabi’s fabulous find and I loved it. The cover is so cheesy. Just totally ignore that cover. 4.9 stars for me (I can’t remember their names, but I remember everything else!).

Anyone else have an ‘On The Island’ kind of summer book idea?

Fabi June 10, 2016 at 3:20 PM

omg MichelleS, I freakin lived that book. Probably my favorite mm this year.

Fabi June 10, 2016 at 3:20 PM


MichelleS June 10, 2016 at 3:27 PM

I loved it too. I read it in March and I still remember so much… that’s how I know to recommend a book – sometimes I can’t remember a thing a week later. But not with this one. I loved it. Perfect for romance junkies. It was hot.

Celeste June 10, 2016 at 5:20 PM

I read the blurb for The Promise of Stardust and now I don’t think I can read it. :(

If there’s anything spoilery – even if it’s the entire premise of the book, I’d rather now know about it upfront. I’m SO glad I went into Suanne Laqueur’s The Man I Love just based on your review (which I skimmed to avoid any spoilers) and without any knowledge of the pivotal event.

So… having said all that, I’ll be interested in knowing if Stardust is worth the emotional trauma. Can’t wait to see what people say. :)

Amy June 10, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Well, well, well…guess what I’m reading this weekend?

*cups ear and waits for answer*

Oh, you ladies know me SO well. :D

I snatched it up a few days ago when it popped up on my recommendations page (Amazon knows me well, too!). I’m starting it after I finish Talking to the Dead, which is actually REALLY good so far. There has been some foreshadowing going on so the husband’s death hasn’t been ugly-cry inducing by any means. What has been sad is watching her try and pull herself together. And NO…this isn’t one of my books where you’ll be gutted and have your heart torn out. ;)

Jeanie V. June 10, 2016 at 7:56 PM

I hope this is not spoiler-y but at 81% into TPOS I had to put the book down and vent/cry/yell/scream. I’m dying to dive back in but can’t until I can be left alone to read the rest in peace. Hopefully not rocking myself in the corner afterward. I’m scared you guys!!!

Amy June 10, 2016 at 7:58 PM

*squeals and claps hands about Jeanie’s comment*

Tasha J June 10, 2016 at 7:59 PM

Heat has me really intrigued! There were a few from Tuesday’s list that I added to my tbr too. I’m currently reading Carry On from the library and then Fangirl also came in so that’s next. AND THEN Disclaimer: A Novel by Renee Knight. I put Salt To the Sea on back burner for a bit but not because I didn’t really like it. I thought audiobooks would be easier for me time wise, turns out not so much, darn it! I swear I always feel like I’m the last one running in a race to catch up with all these new releases and goodies and I’m always stuck on my lends. The thing is, is there is always a wait. Always. And so I put multiples on hold to see whatever will come quickest and then they come in, like all at once it seems. From both the library and And I almost never finish or even start them all so I add em back to the list, and the cycle continues. What a dilemma, huh? Lol. Anyway, I’m at 70% in Carry On. It’s my first Rainbow Rowell book and it’s totally sucked me in. I LOVE it! Love her writing style, the connection with the characters, being immensed in their world, the mystery, romance, all of it. Also there’s a certain aspect to it I’ve never read before, don’t want to spoil it, that I absolutely love too! It just works and is giving me ALL the feels!!

Grey June 10, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Im still stuck in this damn Butterfly Garden… wtf is wrong with me?!?! someone save me!!!

Fabi June 10, 2016 at 9:14 PM

I feel like I’ve read a dozen “ok” books lately. I’m in dire need of a five star blow-out. Desperate.Dire.Need.

*in a mood*

Lisa June 10, 2016 at 10:09 PM

Oh Fabi I hate when that happens….stuck in a sea of mediocre books when what your craving is a gold standard 5 star!!
Thats about when I step of the ledge and commit to a full blown rip your heart out angsty ‘Amy’ book. (Not often mind you) but it does get me out of a book funk.
Im picking The Promise of Stardust for you. Im jumping into soon.

Lisa June 10, 2016 at 10:10 PM

* In to it soon.
Who’s edit

Fabi June 10, 2016 at 10:11 PM

ummmm I was hoping for a summer vacation instead of more therapy sessions


Grey June 10, 2016 at 10:14 PM

Yeah, no rip my heart out and serve it up on a platter book for me. I’m thinking hot smutty, delicious naughtiness… or maybe a good old, twisty, pretzel-y mindf*ck… LOL… see, I have options… *shrug*

Amy June 10, 2016 at 10:14 PM

How’s this for therapy…

*throws handful of Amy-book peanuts at Fabi*

*lifts hibiscus martini to Fabi*


Fabi June 10, 2016 at 10:16 PM

awww dang, brings and nuts tonight? I’m IN

Fabi June 10, 2016 at 10:16 PM


Amy June 10, 2016 at 10:21 PM

Who’s bringing nuts?? Someone’s bringing nuts???

Ohhhh…you’re talking about the peanuts. ;)

And here I thought we were gonna have…nuts. *snort*

Lisa June 10, 2016 at 10:21 PM

Pssst Fabi… The Passage (trilogy is complete now)..its unputdownable.

Amy Hibiscus martinis sound amazing but Im freezing my arse off down here….think I need a heavily spiked hot chocolate….ermm…its not midday yet…too early?? Stuff it. Its happy hour somewhere.

Amy June 10, 2016 at 10:27 PM

It’s happy hour HERE Lisa, so drink up!!! :D

*hands Lisa a hot chocolate spiked with whipped cream vodka*

Jennifer June 10, 2016 at 10:32 PM

Fabi grab an R. Lee Smith book…almost guaranteed 5* read…Cottonwood, Heat, Last Hour of Gann, Lamd of The Beautiful Dead…it’s what I do to get out of a slump…

Grey June 10, 2016 at 10:49 PM

Finished The Butterfly Garden *throws confetti* yay!

I think I’m going to read Idol by Kristen Callihan… anyone else read it yet?

Excited to see over the next month, I am getting new books by Aleatha Romig, Tiffany Reisz and Pepper Winters… woohoo!

Fabi June 10, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Thanks for all the recs ladies. They are ALL on my tbr list.

Fabi June 10, 2016 at 10:56 PM

Yup, I meant the peanuts Amy. Although, when you things there’s no telling what it could be. (remembering poor Maryse) ha!

Fabi June 10, 2016 at 10:57 PM


I’m giving up because I’m not even drunk.

Lisa June 11, 2016 at 12:28 AM

Grey read Idol. I loved it….perfecto pure rock star fantasy. Some really sweet moments, a tinsy tad of angsty moments and some wonderful music/lyric references. Great CR read. I five starred it….just what I was in the mood for. Nothing to taxing.

Julie o June 11, 2016 at 4:28 AM

If I remember correctly Heat is a long book and one of those books that you have to concentrate on. So many books I read I consider “fluff” books bc easy to read and could practically skim. Can’t do that with Heat.

Maryse June 11, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Yeah watch those peanuts! Amy’s especially! :P

Anne June 11, 2016 at 8:56 AM

Hey guys! So I am almost finished with Struck the Record and its good, just that Andrea can be a pain sometimes. I liked Brady’s story more but I was always curious about Clay so I am happy to see he gets a HEA.

I am reading Read my Lips next :)

Anne June 11, 2016 at 8:59 AM

Last Hour of Gann is one of my favorite books ever! It was long but I wanted more! Meorak stole my heart.

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 9:48 AM

I’m feeling much better this morning. I started reading Devil’s Kiss last night and Ella Frank’s writing sucked me right in. It’s an amazing talent a few authors have. You start reading and a little while later when you look up you find yourself startled to be sitting in real life with a book in your hands.

Wish me luck! The last several books I’ve read started off with a 5 star bang that fizzled out before the end.

Pinning all my hopes on Ms. Frank this weekend.

Grey June 11, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Started Idol… We shall see!

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 3:40 PM

I just one-clicked Beautiful Wreck. Time-travel, Viking, and 99 cents spells Fabi

Jean June 11, 2016 at 5:24 PM

Fabi, I’m reading Fall and absolutely falling for Declan Gentry!

MichelleS June 11, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Time Travel and Vikings, you say? **** ears perking up **** well well well… let’s just check this out shall we…. okay, I’m back from amazon – and SOLD – LOL – “futuristic iceland” was in one review, so, yeah, that pretty much sold it for me.

I still have half of that monster R. Lee Smtih book (Heat) left. Long book. Crazy good. I just want to ask, Fabi – how can you like this stuff and then not like Original Sinners? What Nora goes through (by choice) and what this crazy purple haired girl goes through is not even on the same level of debauchery. This is like Life of Anna bad. That scene in the biker bar? I need a shower. And some cookies and milk. And a blanket fort. Where is that dang platypus anyway? or whatever it is you all pass around when someone is in need.

Back to Heat – then checking out the time traveling Vikings. Love the summer. :-)

MichelleS June 11, 2016 at 6:06 PM

Jean – is that the gentry boys book? I haven’t read ANY in hat series. Do you recommend it? All of them? In order? Adding to my summer reading list. It’s super fun, but scary too. I might overload my Kindle.

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Jean that was my favorite of the Gentry books. It’s also the last one I’ve read so far. Scared of the novella.

MichelleS the difference between Heat and OS 1 is the willingness of the victim. In Heat it’s do or die. In OS it’s choice. I have a problem with willing victims or TSTL ones. Fight women fight fight fight.

Amy June 11, 2016 at 6:49 PM



Manny the manatee. Our snuffle buddy.


bev June 11, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Tasha J, I love Rainbow Rowell ‘ s books, too. I ended up reading all of them last year. I started the year with E&P and ended it with Carry On.

Jean June 11, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Yes MichelleS! Recommended by Fabi….read the first three last week and I’m on book 4 now.

Fabi, which is the novella you’re afraid of? I have Hold and Walk already downloaded….not even sure which comes next.

I think Many has been lonely lately…..

Jean June 11, 2016 at 7:12 PM


Amy June 11, 2016 at 7:20 PM

He’s been hiding…he was scared of the butterflies. :P

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM

I think Hold is the novella which I was gonna skip because the author specifically says it’s gonna hurt. Then Walk is next and she says she recaps a bit of Hold in case some haven’t read it. I have Walk already in my tbr.

Jean June 11, 2016 at 7:48 PM

Oh now I’m curious about Hold Fabi!

MichelleS June 11, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Manatee – platypus – whatever – some obscure animal to snuggle. Hand him over. Sh*t just got real. This is one messed up book. R Lee Smith must be disturbed. But here I am reading it. There’s the uber slow build on the one side (TAKE HER ALREADY) and the messed up-ed-ness on the other.

Ok. Gentry boys gets on the list too.

And I LOVED E&P by Rainbow Rowell. Need to add her other books too. Dang it. $$$$ summer is going to kill me.

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 8:13 PM

Jean if you read Hold you’ll have to tell me if I should still skip it.

MichelleS, I told you there was nothing other than LoA to compare Heat to. Come on, admit it, that author is freakishly brilliant.

bev June 11, 2016 at 8:21 PM

I tried the sample of LoA, but the writing just didn’t work for me.
Smith, now, is a great writer, but her stories took a lot out of me, lol.

Jan130 June 11, 2016 at 8:45 PM

The Passage (bk 1 in trilogy) is $0.99 Australian on Apple iBooks this week (maybe only in Australia, though?)

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 8:58 PM

Jan is it The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin? If so, that’s a hell of a deal. Book 1 in Kindle here is $11.99

Jan130 June 11, 2016 at 9:03 PM

Yes. Justin Cronin.

Jan130 June 11, 2016 at 9:06 PM

It’s a 1-week deal. A few other books in same deal including a Nora Roberts (Taming Natasha), Peter Brett’s The Painted Man etc

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 9:06 PM

I’m green with envy. I don’t even think I can use iBooks since I’m on an Android phablet. Oh wait, I have an iPad…I’m going to go check that out.

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 9:10 PM

Have you read The Painted Man? Most awesome fantasy!

Do you also read sci-fi? I’m listening to Seveneves. I think I might have enjoyed it more reading it. I don’t know. It’s like 10,000,000 pages long.

Jan130 June 11, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Yeh I’m a big sci-fi reader. I think I read the Painted Man a few years ago and liked it but haven’t read any of the others in the series. I’m a big Neal Stephenson fan and have bought Seveneves but haven’t read it yet. Thanks for reminding me it’s sitting there on my TBR. I’m working through the Passage trilogy at the moment. Need to make time for a massive Stephenson read. Gotta be in the right mood. Did you like Reamde? Different from his others, but I still loved it. I’m also an Al Reynolds fan esp the revelation space series and Pushing Ice. Revenger (by Reynolds) due out in Sept has me intrigued.

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 9:57 PM

I haven’t read any of those. Reminds me I’ve kind of let my sci-fi reading slide lately. But even so, I’m more a fan of the classics than the newer ones. With a few notable exceptions of course.

Cheryl June 11, 2016 at 10:08 PM

I just finished Idol. I love the way Kristen Callihan writes. Although it started out a little slow, it certainly picked up, and had a snarky h, named Liberty Bell ;) who had me cracking up with her comments and interactions with Killian. It also had a little angst. The sample at the end for the next book has me stalking her website for a release date.

Now what to read?? Anyone read White-Hot Hack yet??

Jan130 June 11, 2016 at 10:28 PM

Fabi the Rev space books are pretty intense, dense, full-on reads. Reynolds is really great at writing kick-a$$, gutsy, fantastic female characters. Great, intricate plots too. It takes a little bit to get the hang of the crazy rev space world, but once you’re in, you’re hooked. I’ve happily reread them all several times. The Prefect (one of the later ones) is perhaps the most accessible. Pushing Ice is a fantastic standalone. An awesome, epic read, again with great kicka$$ heroines. Might be just what you’re looking for. Your library might have them if they’re too pricy. BTW, Al Reynolds literally WAS an astrophysicist in his previous career, so his sci-fi has a real ring of credibility.

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 10:33 PM

I will def check those out. My fav fav fav sci-fi is written by real life scientists with wicked imaginations.

Fabi June 11, 2016 at 10:37 PM

Btw I just checked iBooks for The Passage and it is also $11.99 here. I’ll be so glad when we finally become one world instead of separate little pieces of it. It’s time!

bev June 11, 2016 at 10:50 PM

Jan, have you read Lois Mcmaster Bujold? I see her mentioned often.

Jan130 June 11, 2016 at 11:06 PM

Ah well. for once we have some bargains here in Aus. :-) There have been many times when I got all excited about a bargain priced book listed on this discussion site only to find the price didn’t apply here in Aus. Now it’s our turn. *gives satisfied grin*

Yeh Bev I think I’ve read a couple from the chalion series (fantasy), years ago and remember liking them but I’m not sure whether I’ve read any of her sci-fi. On the whole I usually prefer ‘harder’ more science-based sci-fi, as long as it is based around believable, engrossing characters.

Fabi, I think I’ve mentioned before, but another fantastic sci-fi you might like is Grass by Sheri Tepper. A unique and awesome book.

bev June 11, 2016 at 11:27 PM

Lol, Jan. It seems from comments I have seen that you do not see as many of the sales.
I remember one black Friday sale with books and some were a bit disgruntled.

Jan130 June 11, 2016 at 11:42 PM

Yup, I think that’s true Bev. Not always, but often ……… :-(

Lisa June 12, 2016 at 2:57 AM

Cheryl I read Heart Shaped Hack yesterday and Im half way thru White Hot Hack. Its slowish at the beginning but just starting to work up to a twist I feel. Im not in love with her writing style, it feels a bit stilted at times…too many short sentences or something…but the story is good.

Cheryl June 12, 2016 at 8:36 AM

I agree Lisa about the choppy writing and for me the third person pov is somewhat confusing/distracting. Although I enjoy Ian’s comical banter with Kate. I’m skimming Heart Shaped Hack, since it’s been a while since I read it and then I plan to start WHH later today.

Michelle June 12, 2016 at 9:06 AM

More good sales so I had to post. Not getting much reading done at all lately but boy do I not have a shortage of books…just time! One clicked that viking time travel above without thinking and Rage.

End of Day (Jack & Jill 1) by Jewel E. Ann
Nocte by Courtney Cole
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Mrs. Dumont by Alessandra Torre
Luke: Unzipped Parts 1,2,3 by Cassia Leo
All In My Head by Kristen James
Crow by A. Zavarelli
King’s Baby by Emerson Rose
Drawn To You by Brooke Page
The Last Necromancer by CJ Archer
The Wild Hunt by Ron C. Nieto
Waterborn by Kimberly James
Pink by Stephanie Powell

Blow/Set the Pace by Kim Karr
Honesty by Seth King
The Fire Between High & Lo by Brittainy Cherry
Undo Me by M. Robinson
Lock & Key/Iron & Bone by Cat Porter
Carter by RJ Lewis
The Hermit by Shayne McClendon
Ruthless People by JJ McAvoy
Making You Mine by Elizabeth Reyes
The Coming Home Series by Meli Raine
Come Dancing by Leslie Wells
The Loner by K.R. Grace
All That’s Left to Hold Onto by Ella Fox
Just Breathe Again by Mia Villano

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

R. Renee June 12, 2016 at 9:08 AM

The Nightingale dropped down to 2.99 today too! Cheapest I’ve ever seen it.

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Jan I too prefer the “‘harder’ more science-based sci-fi”. Even though I’ve branched out to fantasy in the last few years, I still prefer the science sci-fi. I have to make a list of your recs because I haven’t read any of them and I’m sure I’ll love them.

I haven’t been happy with my last several books so I may switch gears into sci-fi for a while.

Amy June 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Thank you, Michelle and R!!! :D

Can I add a few?
Spin by Catherine McKenzie ~ 1.99
Undo Me by M. Robinson ~ .99
Ghostboy, Chameleon & The Duke of Graffiti by Olivia Wildenstein ~ .99 <——- THAT one sounds like it will hurt!

Grey June 12, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Finished Idol, cute, fun read. Low on the angst scale. But I am ready for something to rip me up, rivet me… I need 5 stars…

I read LoA… I read Indebted, I’m not scared, maybe I should read Heat…although the length scares me a bit.

I must say I did enjoy the rock star aspect, I’m tempted to go back and read an old favorite just because I’ve read a bunch of good books this year…but nothing that is shaking me out of my book funk.

But there are a bunch of heavy hitters releasing in the next couple of weeks…decisions, decisions.

Or should I just let you girls pick a number??

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 10:12 AM

Thank you Michelle! I again added several of those to my tbr.

Amy June 12, 2016 at 10:14 AM

I’m about 65% into The Promise of Stardust, and OMG I am getting SO mad! Yes, it has it’s emotional moments and has made me heart clench at times but for the most part I’m just FURIOUS at the people who are fighting him. I keep having to resist skipping to the end because it’s making me so mad, and I want to know how it’s going to end. I can’t remember ever wanting to do that with a book I’m enjoying…I’ve done it plenty of times though with books I don’t care for, though. ;) He’s not trying to keep her alive (he is a neurosurgeon so he *knows* she is brain dead), he is just trying to give their baby a chance after some devastating losses.

I’m probably not ugly crying because of my disconnect with male-POV books, but here’s fair warning to anyone who reads it that it IS heartbreaking. Oh, and it definitely could be a trigger for anyone who has suffered pregnancy or infant loss. Just wanted to put that out there. :?

Amy June 12, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Grey…having the ladies here pick a number has helped me MANY times.

What’s the range to pick from?

Jean June 12, 2016 at 10:20 AM

My thoughts and prayers to those in Orlando today. So sad and unnecessary.

R. Renee June 12, 2016 at 10:24 AM

OMG I’ve been all over the place this morning and just realized. 50? Jesus. Not that 20 wasn’t horrific enough.

Jean June 12, 2016 at 10:25 AM

I know when they just announced it was 50 and not 20, my jaw dropped

R. Renee June 12, 2016 at 10:26 AM

I didn’t even know until I saw your post!

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 10:36 AM

The devastation that a single psychopath with access to a weapon and transportation can cause is insane. My heart is bleeding for all of those friends and families who are left trying to understand what can never be explained.

Amy June 12, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Holy moly, guys…I turned on the news after I saw your posts and 50?!? Those poor families of the victims.

Blood boiling here…

Jean June 12, 2016 at 10:45 AM

I can’t stop thinking about it. Such a tragedy

Grey June 12, 2016 at 10:49 AM

Omg I didn’t know anything about it!

My range is 0- 1387. *blush*

Amy June 12, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Grey…book #672.

bev June 12, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Horrifying. Don’t understand how this keeps happening.

Grey June 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Amy, thank you, my book is Sexy by JA Huss…

MichelleS June 12, 2016 at 2:06 PM

Grey – my vote is for Heat -especially if you got through LoA and Indebted series. I am sure it will get you our of a funk. I have told anyone who will listen about it (my poor family – I don’t tell them the crazy sex stuff, just the general plot, which is fantastic). She’s definitely a talented writer. The problem is, her books are sooooo long. It takes me a week to read her stuff. Then that’s the only thing I can comment about on here. LOL.

bev June 12, 2016 at 2:31 PM

I hadn’t realized there was so much backlash to Me Before You.

MichelleS, then it takes a week to get over her books, lol.

Amy June 12, 2016 at 5:27 PM


*takes deep shuddery breath*


*sniffles and wipes nose on Manny*

I’m emotionally sapped. Ugly cry…no. Teary-eyed and sniffling? Yes. Heartache inducing? Oh, HELL yeah. Promise of Stardust was unique and taxing but damn, it was good. ;)

Jean June 12, 2016 at 5:49 PM

Oh Amy….you better go make yourself a martini. I’m scared of that one now and I already bought it.

Grey June 12, 2016 at 5:53 PM

Thanks Amy, that was fun! Hmmm… Now the question is, to Heat or not to Heat…

Amy June 12, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Jean…nothing to be scared of. ;) You already know going into it what is happening, and it was just draining (for me, at least) because he was racing against time while fighting against those who wanted to take her off life support, and it was interspersed with flashbacks of their lives from their teenage years until right up until the accident so it added to the emotional depth of the story. You can handle it, my friend. ;)

Grey…did you finish Sexy already?!?

Jean June 12, 2016 at 6:24 PM

OK Amy, I’ll take your word for it. I’ve been getting braver with the tearjerker books. (Still can’t read Brightside yet though…)

Grey June 12, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Yep, it was a quick read…and I had not much to do today. Next LOL!

Grey June 12, 2016 at 6:28 PM

I am actually debating Me Before You… Or Jellicoe Road or one of a beloved fave around here that I haven’t already read! Like I said, I really need a 5 star read…

Jan130 June 12, 2016 at 6:33 PM

Fabi good luck with the sci-fi. Isn’t it fun to share your favs and have a new reader try them? Al Reynolds is actually in my top ten fav authors (of any genre). His first couple of books are quite wordy and dense, but still fabulous books. I think his writing skills improved as he wrote more books and they became more accessible – he’s not unique in that! – but you have to kind of hang in there with the first revelation space books. Then you’re just there and it’s crazy and fabulous. Original concepts, intriguing and gripping storylines on a huge canvas, great characters. What more do we want?

bev June 12, 2016 at 6:35 PM


Fabi June 12, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Jan, do you have a handy list of your all-time fav hard sci-fi books?

Grey June 12, 2016 at 6:39 PM

OK bev, you win. I’m going down the Jellicoe Road…

bev June 12, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Fingers crossed.

Amy June 12, 2016 at 6:50 PM


Grey is visiting Jellicoe Road!!

*side-eyes Maryse* Ahem.

Jan130 June 12, 2016 at 7:08 PM

If you’re not interested in sci-fi – read no further! This list is for Fabi’s request. Off the top of my head, these are some favs that spring to mind. You may have to hunt the library or secondhand bookshops for some of them. Fabi, have you got any suggestions for me along the same lines?

The Revelation space series – Alastair Reynolds
Pushing Ice (standalone) – Alastair Reynolds – fantastic; a fav
House of Suns (standalone) – Alastair Reynolds, is also pretty good. His recent series (Poseidon’s Children) is also quite good but I don’t love it as much as the others.
Grass by Sheri Tepper – fantastic, original book (but I don’t like her other books as much)
Reamde by Neal Stephenson – a more recent one of his – a crazy thrill ride about gamers and Chinese hackers – a great read.
Anathem by Neal Stephenson (massive book, starts slowly, but worth it)
Some of N. Stephenson’s older ones I liked are: Snowcrash, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age.
Blind Lake – Robert Charles Wilson
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Consider Phlebas – Iain M. Banks – a book of the ‘Culture’ – also a powerful anti-war book.
OMG how could I forget Jack McDevitt??? – an all time fav author in our family, especially the ‘Hutch’ books – Priscilla Hutchins, starship pilot, is the heroine, and each book is about her crazy adventures. They also explore history and archaeology of ‘lost’ (fictional) alien civilisations. The whole series, starting with The Engines of God is totally great.
The Telling – Ursula LeGuin; also The Dispossessed; The Left Hand of Darkness (have we discussed this before?)
Dan Simmons’ Hyperion books

bev June 12, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Lol. I feel bad asking Maryse to try it again.

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 7:15 PM

woah! There’s very little I’ve read from your list. This is really exciting for me. Sender’s Game series, a couple of LeGuin ones and maybe some of the Hyperion series. Shocker. I’m a little speechless that I could have missed so many great hard sci-fi. I’ll have to try a couple and see what the difference is with the books I usually pick up.

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 7:16 PM

Oh! and a huge THANK YOU for the list. I’ll post mine shortly but I can tell you it’s nothing like yours.

Jan130 June 12, 2016 at 7:25 PM

That’s good that it’s nothing like mine, Fabi. I’m always looking for new good stuff I haven’t discovered, right? (That’s the power of this list.)

bev June 12, 2016 at 7:29 PM

Jan, a couple weeks ago you
rec ‘d a book to me and I forgot to write it down. YA fantasy I think?

bev June 12, 2016 at 7:33 PM

You all talking about Sci fi has me wanting to read fantasy again. No where as prolific as you two are in scifi but I enjoyed it. Same with the occasional mystery. Really want the fourth Galbraith book.

What about you other ladies? Any genre you enjoyed that you haven’t been reading lately?

Jan130 June 12, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Hmmmmm. Maybe The Ship Kings series by Andrew McGahan? Really good. Well written, original setting, great world-building, great characters, the story carries you along.

Jan130 June 12, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Hey Fabi, there’s also The Expanse series by James Corey, recently made into a TV series. I’ve read the first couple of books and liked them, but one of my (grown-up) sons really, really loves them.

Amy June 12, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Ladies…need a number between 1 and 708, the number of books in my 2014 collection which I am choosing from for my next read.

Jan130 June 12, 2016 at 7:59 PM


Cheryl June 12, 2016 at 8:06 PM

Thanks for the book lists Michelle, R and Amy. More to add to my tbr.
I’m almost finished skimming Heart Shaped Hack and then reading White Hot Hack.

Wow, Amy that really scares me if a book wipes you out emotionally. I like that you said it’s unique; that makes me want to read it. Have to be in the right mood for it though.

Amy June 12, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Really, Jan? *snort*

Brutally Beautiful by Christine Zolendz. Huh. Okay then…I really liked her Mad World series so guess I’ll give this one a go! :D

Amy June 12, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Cheryl…it definitely wasn’t draining in a negative way. It’s just that emotions ran high for the entirety of the book, fortunately NOT from over-the-top drama but because it was just so real in that it could actually happen.

And no matter what happened, whether there was a baby at the end of the ordeal or not, his deeply beloved wife was still going to be gone. And THAT gave the story it’s poignancy. :(

Cheryl June 12, 2016 at 8:37 PM

Amy, ohhh that was a crazy, obsessive, strong h, alpha H story. Also, has a 2nd book -Cold-Blooded Beautiful.

bev June 12, 2016 at 8:41 PM

I’m in the middle of a read right now but just to shake it up…..for my next read I’ll go for a # read.
Um, think I’ll go just from my carousel. Maybe 50 or so on there.
So 1-55.

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 8:44 PM

Sorry it took so long Jan. Had to take care of dinner. Just a few of mine…actually found another of yours I’ve read too :-)

The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
The Foundation series also by Asimov
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
Stranger in a Strange Land also by Heinlein
Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling
Dune by Frank Herbert
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick
A Space Odyssey series by Arthur C. Clark
The Rama series also by Clark
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Double Helix by James Watson
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Green Mars by Kim Robinson
The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer
Fahrenheit 451 by Rat Bradbury
Animal Farm by George Orwell (not hard sci fi but a classic nonetheless)

A couple of relatively new ones:
Illuminae by Kaufman
The 5th Wave by Yancey
Pathfinder series by Orson Scott Card
Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown
Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey

Ummmm, my short list isn’t as short as I thought. These were/are important enough to me to put a hard copy on my shelf. I have more listed on GR but not that I keep hard copies of.

The ones we seem to have in common are Ender’s Game, The Dispossessed, The Left Hand of Darkness and The Diamond Age. I have hard copies of all of those.

Thanks again for listing yours. I’ve already downloaded some samples.

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Bev — following Jan’s example — 1 :-)

bev June 12, 2016 at 8:48 PM

Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.
Nice choice.

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 8:51 PM

I’ll stop I promise, but I have to add a couple of sci-fi technothrillers that are freakin fantastic and I WISH I had hard copies
WWW series by Robert J Sawyer
Daemon by Daniel Suarez
I HIGHLY recommend those and not only to sci-fi fans. Those are just plain great stories.

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 8:52 PM

I DID pick a good one Bev. :-)

Amy June 12, 2016 at 8:56 PM

I WAS going to say 37 but… *huffs and crosses arms* Whatever. :P

Cheryl…it sounds great then! Jan did good. ;)

Jan130 June 12, 2016 at 9:00 PM

Heh heh heh Amy. Enjoy! (They’re all on the TBR for a reason…..)

bev June 12, 2016 at 9:04 PM

That would be Joyride by Anna Banks. Maybe after Clean Sweep.
I think I may have underestimated how many I have in my carousel.

Jan130 June 12, 2016 at 9:20 PM

Fabi thank you so much. I’ve read a few of yours, but def not all. How did I forget the awesome Dune??? I reread it not that long ago and was swept away all over again. Oh yeh, Isaac Asimov. I read lots of his as a teenager. And Arthur C. Clarke. And Ray Bradbury. (Master of the lyrical short story.) Wool – yeh, I loved that. Have read some Robert J Sawyer too. Could never really get into Kim Stanley Robinson, though others in my family love the books.

Will keep a copy of your list so I can check some of these out.
*does little happy dance, then stops, embarrassed, when family members look enquiringly*

Fabi June 12, 2016 at 9:28 PM

lol your happy dance. I felt the same with your list. Like finding a bucket of goodies.

Jan130 June 12, 2016 at 9:31 PM


bev June 13, 2016 at 6:34 PM

Hey, Fabi?

Fabi June 13, 2016 at 6:35 PM


bev June 13, 2016 at 6:38 PM

I saw a list of books and one made me think of you. It sounds kind of fun–total antihero. I might try it, BRB with list.
Maybe you already read it.

Fabi June 13, 2016 at 6:40 PM


bev June 13, 2016 at 6:40 PM
Fabi June 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

THAT’S the ONE you think fits me??? *shakes head in shame*

…*sneaks off to buy the book*…

bev June 13, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Just title, I’d think Amy. But description and genre–you.
I think it sounds kind of fun. I like those super smart morally ambiguous characters. I’m tempted.

Fabi June 13, 2016 at 6:50 PM

I KNOW who you’re describing. hehehe

bev June 13, 2016 at 7:08 PM


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