Friday, April 26, 2013

Dewey's 24 Read-A Thon

I can't believe that it's almost time for the Read A Thon again!! I'm a little unprepared snack wise this time around, but otherwise I'm looking forward to it. I've learned not to take it to heart when some readers have read 10 books and I'm still working on book one. I have a baby shower to go to Saturday afternoon, so I'm sure that will cut my reading time down. However, I've learned the best part about the read-a-thon isn't the actual reading, it's doing the mini challenges and connecting with other bloggers. I know there is no way I'm going to get through all of these and I know I probably won't feel like reading any of these genres, but here's what I'm going to attempt to read tomorrow:

Title: Big Boy 
Author: Ruthie Knox 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Strangers on a Train story
Number of Pages: 66

He'll be any man she wants--except himself. Meet me at the train museum after dark. Dress for 1957.
When Mandy joins an online dating service, she keeps her expectations low. All she wants is a distraction from the drudgery of single parenthood and full-time work. But the invitation she receives from a handsome man who won’t share his real name promises an adventure—and a chance to pretend she’s someone else for a few hours.  She doesn’t want romance to complicate her life, but Mandy’s monthly role-playing dates with her stranger on a train—each to a different time period—become the erotic escape she desperately needs. And a soul connection she never expected. Yet when she tries to draw her lover out of the shadows, Mandy has a fight on her hands…to convince him there’s a place for their fantasy love in the light of day. Warning: Contains sexy role-playing, theatrical application.

Title: FrostBite
Author: Lynn Rush 
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal Romance 
Number of Pages: 266 

Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…
Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest. But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lift a two-ton truck over her head like a bag of feathers—normal is not an option. The scientists who murdered her mother come barreling into Amanda’s quiet life. She must decide if she’ll run again or stay and fight. The price of either choice might be her life or the lives of those she’s come to love…

Title: Highlander Mine
Author: Kharisma Rhayne
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Series: Highlander Mine, Episode Two 
Season 1 - Episode 1
Meet Auralee Fraser and see into her life as it is in 2012. As a history major doing Scottish research (and fluent in Gaelic) she feels misplaced - perhaps born in the wrong century. But, she is still a woman and her over-protective brother is on her last nerve. (I read this already and loved it, but it's been so long  I know I'll have to re-read it!)
Season 1 - Episode 2
Meet Breandan MacKinnon, his friends, his family and his need for survival in his century--the one Auralee can only dream about. He knows he needs to prove himself to his father, the MacKinnon chief so that he can take his rightful place.
Season 1 - Episode 3
Auralee and Breandan are brought together in this episode of the serial. How did she get there? What does Breandan think? Was Argus right?
Season 1 - Episode 4
Breandon and Auralee should have had time to get to know one another, but Breandan's still hell bent on avoiding what Angus and Niall believe to be his fate. When a betrothal is announced, it won't go without consequence.
Title: Her Billionaire, Her Wolf
Author: Aimelie Aames
Genre: Erotica/Paranormal Romance
Series: Her Billionaire, Her Wolf Episode 2
Word Count: 18,000

He is a man with particular tastes. Fine wines, private jets...a windswept ch√Ęteau perched upon the French Atlantic coast.... And Brazier Abraxis is no less extravagant in the choice of his women. But just what quality he sees in her, Sara cannot fathom. Murder and contracts written in blood lurk in the shadows as she is secreted out of the country and over the sea. Yet every time he turns his impenetrable gaze upon her, all resistance, all logic, slips through her fingers. And as the supernatural world closes in, Sara Renardine is faced with a man tormented by his own dark secrets. Alone in a foreign land, she gives over all control but can she survive his beastly lessons of cruelty and affection?

Title: The Importance of Being Emily 
Author: Robyn Bachar
Genre: Historical Romance/Paranormal Romance 
Series: Bad Witch, Emily Chronicles #1 
Number of Pages: 80

Magic, matchmaking and murder...Lord Willowbrook’s spring ball is supposed to be a magical celebration, but Miss Emily Wright is bored. The only outlet allowed for her magic is matchmaking—for others, not herself. Why bother? The only man she wants, Michael Black, is a man she can never have. Suddenly the guests are abuzz with news of a young sorceress found drained of blood in the parlor. The mystery calls to her, and since she is the only available seer in all England, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Michael has spent his life preparing for his ritual death, when he will join the Order of St. Jerome as an immortal chronicler. Now that dream hangs in the balance, his mentor accused of the murder. Worse, gentle Emily, the woman he silently loves, is walking into a world of horrors beyond her imagination. Torn between duty to the order and desire to keep her safe, Michael fights his growing need for a love that can never be his. All the while the real killer stalks the shadows of Willowbrook Hall, homing in on the next victim. Warning: This book contains a tough but tortured seer, a hero with an expiration date, scandalous kisses, scheming vampires and bloody corpses.