It’s Monday Again

A few books found their way to my house this week.

The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

(From the publisher for a blog tour)

In this electrifying tale of suspense from an international crime-writing sensation, a grisly death exposes the dark heart of a Scandinavian seaside village. Erica Falck returns to her tiny, remote hometown of Fjällbacka, Sweden, after her parents’ deaths only to encounter another tragedy: the suicide of her childhood best friend, Alex. It’s Erica herself who finds Alex’s body—suspended in a bathtub of frozen water, her wrists slashed. Erica is bewildered: Why would a beautiful woman who had it all take her own life? Teaming up with police detective Patrik Hedström, Erica begins to uncover shocking events from Alex’s childhood. As one horrifying fact after another comes to light, Erica and Patrik’s curiosity gives way to obsession—and their flirtation grows into uncontrollable attraction. But it’s not long before one thing becomes very clear: a deadly secret is at stake, and there’s someone out there who will do anything—even commit murder—to protect it.

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

(Won from Romance Author Buzz. Thanks!)

Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble.

For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question.

If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .

Steam and Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape

(From the publisher for review)

Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.

Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she’s ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess.

When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery…

Guide to Ohio Vegetable Gardening by James Fizzell

(My mom picked it up for me)

This book offers advice on everything from starting your garden from seed, to planning your garden with helpful space saving techniques.  Make this guide a must-have resource for anyone interested in growing vegetables, no matter what their space requirements. Helpful charts will outline when to plant and when to harvest cool and warm season vegetables.

Mailbox Monday is taking a blog tour. This month’s host is Laura at I’m Booking It. Head over there to see what goodies others got in their boxes and to share your own loot.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Here’s my report today.

Books Completed Last Week:

  • Muppet Snow White by Jesse Blaze Snider, illustrated by Shelli Paroline (read with Amber)

Other Stories Read:

Currently Reading:

  • In Christ Alone by Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • Sea Queens by Jane Yolen (reading with Amber)

Listening to:

  • The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

Up next:

  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • Silver and Spice by Jennifer Greene
  • The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

What have you been reading?


  1. I LOVE Swedish suspense/thriller fiction writers! Have you ever read Kerstin Ekman? Her novel, Blackwater, was one of the best I’ve read. I also like John Ajvide Lindqvist, who wrote Let Me In (or Let The Right One In). It’s really more horror than thriller, but still loved his writing. I guess the Swedish have got it going on!

    I’ve been wanting to read I am Number Four. I look forward to your review.

    Happy reading!

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