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If you're in the mood or an LDS suspense... Undercover Target by Frank Holdaway (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


I'm glad I got to review this one! Check out my full thoughts and enter the giveaway below...

Undercover Target
Undercover Target
by Frank Holdaway
LDS Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 264 Pages
August 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications

Summary

When Matt Knight left his career as a spy to marry the woman of his dreams, he thought he was in for a life of domestic bliss. But after adopting a baby girl and her teenage brother from China, he finds that being a father comes with its own set of challenges—problems that his work as an antiterrorism agent did nothing to prepare him for. Or so he thought. When a Scout campout with his son takes a terrifying turn, Matt realizes his past and present have just collided, with devastating consequences. Deep in the rugged mountains of Utah, a band of mercenaries lies in wait. The target: Matt Knight. Their orders come from a dangerous enemy from the former agent’s past, one who is bent on destroying everything Matt holds dear. While struggling to protect his son and the other Scouts, Matt is horrified to learn the full extent of the plan: his wife and baby have been taken too. Now the agent-turned-family man must draw on his years of combat training in an explosive battle to save those he loves—or die trying.

   
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I'm waiting on... Black Widow: Red Vengeance by Margaret Stohl (Waiting on Wednesday)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am so excited for this second installment in the Black Widow YA universe after reading the first book last year (review here)! It's my WOW pick this week:

Perfect for romance readers... First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Review)

First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8)First Star I See Tonight
(Chicago Stars #8)
by Susanne Elizabeth Phillips
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
August 23rd 2016 by William Morrow

Summary

A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel—a long-awaited new entry in the beloved, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author’s fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series.

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy. 

Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. “The fact is...I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just...mildly unhinged.”

Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he’s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop’s life might be in danger, and Piper’s determined to protect him, whether he wants it or not. (Hint: Not!) If only she weren’t also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants to fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding Piper find her very dead husband.

And then there’s Cooper Graham himself, a legendary sports hero who always gets what he wants—even if what he wants is a feisty detective hell bent on proving she’s as tough as he is. 

From the bustling streets of Chicago to a windswept lighthouse on Lake Superior to the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay, two people who can’t stand to lose will test themselves and each other to discover what matters most.

   
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A little romance among an apple orchard... Fresh Starts by Kimberly Krey (Review)

Fresh Starts: Bree's Story (Second Chances #3)Fresh Starts
(Second Chances #3)
by Kimberly Krey
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 235 Pages
June 13th 2016 by Candle House Publishing

Summary

Bree has had her fair share of difficulties. The loss of her parents, a not-so-recent divorce, and the disruption of her life caused by a stalker now who’s serving jail time. When the determined criminal finishes his sentence, Bree is sent into hiding. And while she’s doing all she can to steer clear of this frightening piece of her past, an old acquaintance enters the scene, determined to be part of her future.

  
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A perfectly sweet romance... The Fall of Lord Drayson by Rachael Anderson (Review)

The Fall of Lord DraysonThe Fall of Lord Drayson
by Rachael Anderson
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 242 Pages
August 29th 2016 by HEA Publishing

Summary

Who is he really? A high and mighty lord or a lowly servant?

When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother need to vacate the house they’ve called home for the past two years, Lucy is fit to be tied. They have no money, no relations they can turn to for help, and nowhere to go. How dare the earl break the promise his father had made to the Beresfords without so much as a twinge of conscience?

Fate plays her hand when Lucy discovers the earl unconscious and injured in the middle of the road. When he awakens with no recollection of who he is, Lucy seizes the opportunity to teach the earl a much-needed lesson in humility and tells him that he is nothing more than a mere servant. Her servant, in fact.

And thus begins the charming tale of a pompous lord and an impetuous young woman, caught together in a web so tangled that it begs the question: Will they ever get out?

 
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Check out this author's newest... The Fall of Lord Drayson by Rachael Anderson (Book Blitz Excerpt & Giveaway)

The Fall of Lord DraysonThe Fall of Lord Drayson
by Rachael Anderson
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 242 Pages
August 29th 2016 by HEA Publishing

Summary

Who is he really? A high and mighty lord or a lowly servant?

When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother need to vacate the house they’ve called home for the past two years, Lucy is fit to be tied. They have no money, no relations they can turn to for help, and nowhere to go. How dare the earl break the promise his father had made to the Beresfords without so much as a twinge of conscience?

Fate plays her hand when Lucy discovers the earl unconscious and injured in the middle of the road. When he awakens with no recollection of who he is, Lucy seizes the opportunity to teach the earl a much-needed lesson in humility and tells him that he is nothing more than a mere servant. Her servant, in fact.

And thus begins the charming tale of a pompous lord and an impetuous young woman, caught together in a web so tangled that it begs the question: Will they ever get out?

 
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Bout of Books 17 Sign-Up, Goals, Updates & Wrap-Up (Read-a-thon)

Bout of Books

It's been some time since I participated in one of these, but with the kids in school and some major reading to catch up on, I thought it was a great time to jump in. :) Plus it will get me nice and revved up for the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon I'll be hosting in a month. Want to join the Bout of Books RAT too? Go sign up here.

GOALS

I'm hoping to read seven books. These are the books I'm choosing from (I'll link up reviews if they're posted and add other books if I end up choosing something else):
The EchoingUndercover TargetKing of the Friend ZoneAll We Have Left

And I'd like to finish these (I count page numbers, so I won't count what I've already read):
Saving the Marquise's GranddaughterMasks and ShadowsThe Immortal Crown (Saga of Kings, #1)

UPDATES

MONDAY, AUGUST 22ND
Books Read: Finished (204 pages) Accidentally Me
Pages Read: 204
Total Pages Read: 204
Total Books Read: 1
Finished Books: Accidentally Me

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23RD
I was supposed to read a blog tour book and then got sick, so needless to say reading didn't happen enough for me to count page numbers.
Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 204
Total Books Read: 1
Finished Books: Accidentally Me

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH
Still sick (I hate being sick!!), but I pushed myself to read the blog tour book and then rewarded myself with Susan Elizabeth Phillip's newest that arrived Tuesday because I needed a good read with some romance and laughter.
Books Read: The Echoing (210 pages) and First Star I See Tonight (368 pages)
Pages Read: 578
Total Pages Read: 782
Total Books Read: 3
Finished Books: Accidentally Me, The Echoing, First Star I See Tonight

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24TH
Still sick and slept half the day, but did get some reading in. I realized I don't actually have King of the Friend Zone yet, so I switched to another book I need to read, Fresh Starts.
Books Read: Read 69% (~162 pages) of Fresh Starts
Pages Read: 162
Total Pages Read: 944
Total Books Read: 3
Finished Books: Accidentally Me, The Echoing, First Star I See Tonight

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25TH
I'm slowly getting better. Of course that meant I had to put some work in today, so not as much reading. I'm hoping to read some more tonight, but we're also watching Allegiant, so we'll see. I did break the 1,000 page mark, which is awesome!
Books Read: Finished (~73 pages) of Fresh Starts
Pages Read: 73
Total Pages Read: 1,017
Total Books Read: 4
Finished Books: Accidentally Me, The Echoing, First Star I See Tonight, Fresh Starts

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH
I'm loving all this reading I'm getting done! :)
Books Read: Finished (112 pages) of Masks and Shadows, read (257 pages) Undercover Target, and read (242 pages) of The Fall of Lord Drayson
Pages Read: 611
Total Pages Read: 1,628
Total Books Read: 6.5
Finished Books: Accidentally Me, The Echoing, First Star I See Tonight, Fresh Starts, Masks and Shadows, Undercover Target, The Fall of Lord Drayson

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27TH
So it's wrap-up time. I didn't get everything read that I wanted to, namely the books I needed to finish, but I did get all the books read that I needed to for this upcoming week and added a few in as well. Below you can see what I actually read and above you can see what I originally started with. And of course, here are the stats for Sunday:
Books Read: Read (219 pages) Four Chambers
Pages Read: 219
Total Pages Read: 1,847
Total Books Read: 7.5
Finished Books: Accidentally Me, The Echoing, First Star I See Tonight, Fresh Starts, Masks and Shadows, Undercover Target, The Fall of Lord Drayson, Four Chambers

The EchoingUndercover TargetFresh Starts: Bree's Story (Second Chances #3)First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8)
Accidentally MeMasks and ShadowsThe Fall of Lord DraysonFour Chambers (Power of the Matchmaker)

Let me know how you did if you participated.

Check out the Grand Finale for Carousel Nights by Amie Denman (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finalefor
Carousel Nights
By Amie Denman

We hope you enjoyed some amusement park magic and learning more about June and Mel's story. 


Don't forget to grab a copy of the first book in the series while it's on sale!

If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now...

Weekly Update #179, in which I'm getting over a cold...


Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week! I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, as well as to Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves and Talk Supe for Bought, Borrowed, and Bagged showcasing the books I added to my shelves or Kindle this week.

I finally adjusted to having all the kids in school after over a week and then my youngest came home Monday with a cold, which I then caught by Tuesday night. Not fun to say the least! :/ At least this week wasn't scheduled to be busy so we hung out (and I actually miss spending time with her, just the two of us) and I slept and read. Overall, not the best week, but it's over and on to a new week, which will hopefully be a little more productive.

Here's what to expect this week:

New Releases, FREE & Bargain Books for August 22nd - 28th #freebook #booksale


Here are the New Releases / Free & Bargain Books, hosted by Sharon over at Beck Valley Books for this week! Check it all out below...

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

I'm sharing my newest favorite... P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Friday Favorites)


Friday Favorites is a meme that spotlights a favorite author, book, series, publisher, cover, blog, etc. Basically whatever bookish thing that I have loved, would recommend, and want to tell others about. You can see all of my Friday Favorites here. You're welcome to join in as well!


I LOVE Kasie West. I haven't been disappointed with one of her books yet. Some I love more than others, of course, but they're all good. I thought the whole premise behind this story sounded really fun and was also thrilled when I found out that this would be releasing in hardcover. That format last so much better through multiple re-readings. So, what did I love about this one? Find out below...

P.S. I Like YouP.S. I Like You
by Kasie West
YA Contemporary
Hardcover & ebook, 304 Pages
July 26th 2016 by Point

Summary

Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds thatsomeone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mysteryand juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

   
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Living in someone else's body... Into the Light by Caroline T. Patti (Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway)


Welcome to my stop for...

Into the Light
(Into the Dark #1)
by Caroline T. Patti
YA Paranormal
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
August 23rd 2016 by Month9Books

Summary

Mercy’s family is back together and the threat of danger appears to have passed. But any relief she feels is short lived as she is ripped from her body and thrown in jail. Gage and Nathaniel’s plans to break Mercy out won’t exactly be easy. Stuffed full of a chemical binding agent, Mercy is trapped inside the body of a convict without the ability to breach and set herself free. Unfortunately for Mercy, being trapped in jail becomes the least of her problems when she meets her evil twin, Justice.

  
  
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