Welcome back to my weekly Random Reading!
Some people do Library Loot. Some people do Mailbox Monday. Me, I don't use the library. I have nothing against it; just hate having to read a book in a certain amount of time, and as for Mailbox Monday, I can't say most of my titles come in my mail. I buy them usually or get them via paperback swap.
And I find them the most random ways, these titles. But they all usually have one thing in common: STRONG, SEXY heroines!
I was a wee bit of a freebie whore this week. I couldn't resist the titles popping up on my feed...
Stealing Mercy by Kristy Tate. I can't resist a girl disguised as a boy historical. Those never get old for me. Promises the setting of Seattle before the great fire, murder, a woman on the run, a brothel, and a dude confused that he loves another dude (he thinks). A Kindle freebie I had to nab.
Chasing Rainbows by Victoria Lynne. Woman outlaw. Do I really need to say more? Spotted and nabbed. Seems a handsome dude is having to escort the lady outlaw somewhere and he's trying to find out where this gang is. She swears the gang is no longer, but apparently they are, as someone is out to get her. Can't wait to get to this one.
Dance of Love by Anna Markland. No idea what it's about really, except I follow this author's blog. Her book covers make me drool and I love anything with Spanish dancing so this went on my to read. It's not available yet and I'm not certain when it will be. I think I need to invite this author to do a guest post. :p
Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio. I eyed this and decided not to...then it showed up on my Kindle Paperwhite as an advertisement. It was the Daily Deal. 80% off. And I so I eyed it again. It sounds like your average modern day/past day story, but also hints a bit at that Angelina Jolie movie, Changeling. At least, that's what the past plot reminded me of. I happen to have this author's other book on my shelf waiting my attention. So, what the heck, I bought it. The reviews are very good. Seattle. Two stories. A missing child. Romance.
Menace Under the Mistletoe by Lisa Greer. Look at this cover. And I love spooky reads. I love the unpredictable and gothic books promise the unpredictable. Looking forward to this. Romance, a ghost, and the holiday. I don't think anyone has done a spooky Christmas tale before. Should be different. It came to my attention via the author's FB feed.
Love and War by Lindsay Downs. Spotted on my Facebook Feed and down near started drooling. From the blurb, it seems one story is from WWII, one is from Vietnam war, and one just may be contemporary. Some of the women are military as well as the men. Awesomeness. Coming in December. On my wishlist.
Victory Garden by Meredith Allard. Spotted on the historical freebie list. A romance and the suffrage movement. Heroine even gets jailed and force fed. I really can't discern more at the moment, but I promptly downloaded this. I love those tales.
The Dollhouse by Anya Allyn. I'm not real sure what this about. I was attracted to the cover. The blurb on Amazon told me nothing but all these folks loved it. LOL. I thought at first it was a horror about people turned into dolls and stuck in a dollhouse, which I thought sounded neat as all get out so I downloaded it. (Freebie) But then Goodreads tells me it's a story that takes place in the Australian forest with giant dolls and giant furniture. BUT it promises to terrify me. I'm intrigued enough to read it.
The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack. Spotted on a friend's blog. Just sounds interesting. Woman had a graveyard in her backyard, a sexy caretaker in her life, and a sexy ghost as well. Though I normally don't go for these types of books, the cover and the reviews have me convinced this will be a good read. I bought it.
Crossing on the Paris by Dana Gynther. Scored on Netgalley. Three women on a ship. Think Titanic. They are traveling from France to the U.S. seeking new lives. I like the idea. They sound very independent. Takes place between the world wars.
Evie Undercover by Liz Harris. The cover alone promises chick lit with an edge. Published by Choc Lit, I know it will be good. It's a rare day when I pick up a Choc Lit book I don't like. Has a lady reporter undercover and she, I guess, falls for the fella she's supposed to be digging up dirt on. He he. I bought it. Spotted it on the Choc Lit blog, which I follow.