Saturday, September 7, 2013

My Ever-Growing TBR Pile 9/7/2013

Didn't find a whole lot this week, but here is what caught my eye and why:

Dark OilDark Oil by Nora James. I was attracted to the cover and then the women's fiction label caused me to read further. Spotted on Netgalley.

Home isn’t always where the heart is...

When lawyer Lara Beckham is sent to Africa to save her company’s multi-million dollar investment, she’s devastated at leaving her husband behind. But what can she do? She’s needed on the other side of the world, fighting corruption in a country of rolling sand dunes and roaming camels.

On her return, however, it becomes clear that Tim has had plenty of company while she was away. Now, on top of dealing with a complicated legal system, an African coup and a marriage beyond saving, Lara has one more ball to juggle: her effortlessly seductive co-worker, Jack Norton, is joining her on the job...and he oozes trouble.


How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch (The Morrow Girls Series, #1)Also spotted on Netgalley..a book that according to the data on there "Sometimes Life Gives You Two Choices: Leave Him or Kill Him. NEW BOOK EMPOWERS WOMEN TO STOP THE CYCLE OF ABUSE."

Well, that right there had me interested. Check it out: How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch by D. Bryant Simmons.

After two years of marriage, a gnawing feeling leads Belinda “Pecan” Morrow to suspect that getting married before the conclusion of her senior year in high school and after her father’s sudden death—was a huge mistake. She packs up her few belongings and her baby girl and attempts to leave her husband, Ricky Morrow, the up-and-coming boxing sensation from Mississippi.

When he catches her, she learns that Ricky has no qualms about using his fists outside of the ring.

As the years rolls by, Pecan does her best to protect herself physically and her four girls emotionally from the tornado that is Ricky. Then one day he crosses the line and their marriage comes to a dramatic end.

But leaving Ricky is only the beginning because as she quickly finds out, he doesn’t need to live under the same roof to wreak havoc in her life.


Reaching for PolarisOn my wishlist. I spotted it during an Amazon, women in aviation search. I'm not spending 9.99 on a brand new author. Will keep my eyes on it though.

Reaching for Polaris by Jean ChardonVeteran pilot Elizabeth Stewart exposes corporate corruption within a multi-billion-dollar Postal contract. As an informant for the Department of Justice, Elizabeth strives to protect citizens from derelict aviation maintenance practices—and shelter the U.S. Government from egregious billing. She is besieged by company executives, attorneys, federal marshals, and the solitude of protective custody while recovering from a near-fatal gunshot wound—probable retaliation for her filing a federal qui tam complaint, alleging violations pursuant to The False Claim Act.

Woven into this riveting plot is Elizabeth’s involvement with Alex Ward, a fellow pilot and manager, with whom she is determined to develop a meaningful, committed relationship from one borne out of clandestine, sexually charged encounters in airport hotels.

Elizabeth’s bittersweet journey will captivate and inspire readers buoyed by the courage of a strong, intelligent female patriot, an ethical professional “reaching for Polaris.”

Words Once Spoken by Carly Drake. Firs to of all, this cover just screams STRONG chick. 

Words Once SpokenThe blurb had me convinced it is. I also like that's it YA, which means there shouldn't be any sex. I need a break from that stuff sometimes. *smh*

YA meets high fantasy in this lush series debut about a girl who never quite fit in — and the reason why...

Evelyn might not love the confines of her village life, but she takes her small freedoms where she can get them. But everything changes when her parents decide it’s time for her to wed. Suddenly she loses her tunic and breeches, her bow, her horse, and gains rigid gowns, restrictive manners, and carriage rides.

The best way to escape is through her dreams, but as they become more and more real, Evelyn begins to worry that she is losing her grasp on reality. It is only when she makes two new friends that the truth is revealed: she is destined for far, far more than even she could imagine.


Beyond the Cliffs of KerryBeyond the Cliffs of Kerry by Amanda Hughes. FREE TODAY. Caught my eye because it's about a lady smuggler. 

It seduces her like a lover. It bewitches her like a spell. It is something mysterious and powerful that Darcy McBride must follow beyond the cliffs of Kerry. Ireland in 1755 is a terrible place ravaged by famine and the brutal occupation of the British, there seems to be no escape. Darcy joins a group of smugglers who trade illegally with the French and when operation is discovered, she is transported to the English Colonies for servitude. Shattered by war and bloodshed, Darcy finds the colonists on a feeding frenzy of survival. She refuses to be devoured and meets them with determination and fire stopping them in their tracks. When she confronts the brash and attractive Jean Michel Lupe', a surveyor for the Crown, sparks fly, and Darcy meets her match. His blend of refinement and frontier masculinity unsettles and entices her. Together, they are swept into a whirlwind of violence and intrigue that threatens their love and their survival.

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