Your Turn Friday

Barbara Vey -- April 24th, 2009


Ok, so maybe I still have some bruising on my face and maybe the double vision is why the doctor still won’t let me drive and maybe I still occasionally walk like a drunken sailor, but the absolute worst part is not being able to read my books.  I can maybe get a paragraph in, but then my eyes start burning and watering, so it’s very slow going.  It’s been a whiny and cranky week around this house, but it stops right now.  I have declared myself cured of everything.  Nothing but sunshine and rainbows from now on around here.

Now, with this being Your Turn Friday, I’ll tell you what I listened to this week and you can tell me what books you’ve been reading/listening to lately.

Blood Sins by Kay Hooper:  Tessa Gray pretends to be a young, wealthy widow who owns land that the cult leader Reverend Samuel wants to get his hands on.  Going undercover for Noah Bishop’s FBI Special Crimes Unit, Tessa must get near enough to the Reverend, who seems to possess unusual abilities, to expose his evil purposes.  Police chief Sawyer Cavenaugh, of Grace, NC doesn’t seem to be much help against such a depraved and malicious villian with unknown powers.

While I’ve read all Kay’s books and have a special place in my heart for Bishop and his team, I was not prepared for how dark this book would be.  And while I know I’ll still read the third book in this series (which can easily stand alone), I find myself needing a little more lightness because the villian really scared the crap out of me (which is what I’m sure was supposed to happen).
 
Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krenz

Grace Renquist has a past she’d like to forget, so she becomes a new person, working as a librarian who can read auras.  Luther Malone is an ex-cop, who walks with a cane, doesn’t like guns, but is sent to protect Grace as she uses her aura reading powers to hunt for a murder suspect.

 

 

 

Jayne’s Arcane Society started in her Amanda Quick books and she once again brings the society into the 21st century.  Call me a sucker for falling for the not so perfect hero who hates that he needs a cane.  And you have to watch for those librarian types…it’s always the quiet ones. 

Audio books are great.  You can dust, knit, and even put on make up while listening to them.  Not that I did any of those things, but it’s possible.  And while I’ve always listened to books while driving my car or on my iPod while walking, I still can’t wait to be able to pick up that next book and feel the pages and watch the words flow as they take me to far off places with people I’ll get to know intimately.

Now start commenting with the books you’ve held this week before I start getting mushy.

Bottom line:  Already have the Neosporin and Bandaids ready for all those paper cuts I’ll be getting from turning the pages so fast.

17 thoughts on “Your Turn Friday

  1. Gina

    It’s been a slow reading week for me but I’ve been reading Beyond Heaving Bosoms by the bloggers over at Smart Bitches. It its both funny and accurate, articulate and well researched, in their no-holds-barred kind of way. If you love any type of romance this is a necessary companion book for you.

  2. Gina

    It’s been a slow reading week for me but I’ve been reading Beyond Heaving Bosoms by the bloggers over at Smart Bitches. It its both funny and accurate, articulate and well researched, in their no-holds-barred kind of way. If you love any type of romance this is a necessary companion book for you.

  3. Keena Kincaid

    It’s been one of those weeks for me, but when I have time to relax (ha!) I’ve been reading the latest Scumble River Mystery, “Murder of a Royal Pain,” by Denise Swanson. The series features school psychologist sleuth Skye Denison and just the right mix of humor, romance and whodunnit to be the perfect read in a crazy week.

  4. mary s

    Good morning Barb! I have been reading Sue Grafton’s “T is for Trespass” (since I read all the others–love Kinsey Millhone) this week. Talk to you soon!

  5. Edie Ramer

    Glad you’re on the mend! When I’m writing intensely, as I’m doing now, I tend not to read fiction. I’m reading an interesting non-fiction book, The ESP Enigma by Diane Hennacy Powell. But I just got Mastering the Marquess by Vanessa Kelly and read the first few pages. Love the writing! I have it next to me as I type. lol I’ll be reading it today.

  6. Shari Anton

    Love those audios, too! Currently have Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts on the iPod. Also reading Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Get out and enjoy the sunshine today!

  7. Natale Stenzel

    Glad you’re on the mend, Barbara — and thank heavens for audio books, huh? Can’t wait to read JAK’s book. I just finished her (as AQ) Third Circle. Love the Arcane series (both versions).

  8. Natale Stenzel

    Glad you’re on the mend, Barbara — and thank heavens for audio books, huh? Can’t wait to read JAK’s book. I just finished her (as AQ) Third Circle. Love the Arcane series (both versions).

  9. Jessa Slade

    I just finished Devon Monk’s Magic to the Bone. The sequel is out next month. I really like her version of how magic works. It seems… real. And like Gina, I’m reading Beyond Heaving Bosoms. All I can say is har. Glad to hear you’re getting better, Barbara. I’ve found occasional whining reminds people not to take a sunny disposition for granted :)

  10. joysann

    I recently read and blurbed Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong, and absolutely loved it, so now, out in the car, I’m listening to it. It’s just as good in audio. I’ve also got The Moor going, by Laurie R King, for her in the house. I love detectives Mary Russell and her husband. And in print, I’m reading Bianca D’Arc’s Ladies of the Lair. Those dragons are burning my fingers; sizzle.

  11. Jusy

    I enjoyed Jayne Ann Krentz’s RUNNING HOT. I got another fix of the Arcane Society with Amanda Quick’s THE PERFECT POISON. This week I read Jude Devereaux’s LAVENDER MORNING, Cherry Adair’s NIGHT SHADOW and Lucy Monroe’s THE SPY WHO WANTS ME and Lora Leigh’s DAWN’s AWAKENING. All worthwhile reads!

  12. WW Heidi E

    Declare wellness Barbara!! Excellent! :) I am currently listening to Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (for my book club that you heard about yesterday!!) AND in print I am reading for the blog … shh! It’s a secret!! Stay tuned!

  13. Debbie Kaufman

    I finished the galley copy of Lisa Hendrix’s IMMORTAL OUTLAW, book 2 in her series. Really enjoyed it, a great twist on an old tale.It will be out in June. Read galley of WHISPERED LIES, by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love. It’s out May 12th. This one is my favorite so far in the series.

  14. Debbie Kaufman

    I finished the galley copy of Lisa Hendrix’s IMMORTAL OUTLAW, book 2 in her series. Really enjoyed it, a great twist on an old tale.It will be out in June. Read galley of WHISPERED LIES, by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love. It’s out May 12th. This one is my favorite so far in the series.

  15. Grace Fonseca

    Well I read actually a lot of books this week. Kelley Armstrong’s The Summoning which I really enjoyed. Lynn Kurland’s When I Fall In Love. Wonderful time traveling romance. Destiny by Alex Archer, the first book in The Rogue Angel series and Kim Harrison’s The Good, The Bad, and The Undead. I’m almost done with Angel’s Blood by Nali Singh.

  16. CELLULARBAZAR

    Very interesting details you have noted , regards for posting . “Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.” by Bella Abzug.

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