Another Monday

I’m tired this morning, probably in part because it’s so dreary. On the happy side, I received three books in the mail this week that I’m looking forward to reading.

Witch Fire by Anya Bast

(Won from the author’s blog. Thanks!)

After a chaotic marriage and a rough divorce, all Mira Hoskins wants is stability and normality. But when sexy Jack McAllister enters her life, she discovers that what you want isn’t always what you need.

Jack is a powerful witch with the ability to command fire and is anything but normal. As the head of a security detail for The Coven, a national organization that governs national witches, Jack has been assigned to watch over Mira. She is a natural born witch with the ability to call the air. And although she is unaware of her talent, a group of renegade witches has discovered her existence and are determined to steal her power–and her life.

Wildefire by Karsten Knight

(ARC from the publisher.)

Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

The Ranger by Ace Atkins

(ARC from the publisher.)

Northeast Mississippi, hill country, rugged and notorious for outlaws since the Civil War, where killings are as commonplace as in the Old West. To Quinn Colson, it’s home-but not the home he left when he went to Afghanistan.

Now an Army Ranger, he returns to a place overrun by corruption, and finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead-a suicide, he’s told, but others whisper murder. In the days that follow, it will be up to Colson to discover the truth, not only about his uncle, but about his family, his friends, his town, and not least about himself. And once the truth is discovered, there is no turning back.

Mailbox Monday is taking a blog tour. This month’s host is Mari at MariReads. 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 for today. Thanks again to Michelle at The True Book Addict for hosting the Spring’s Serenity Read-a-Thon last week. It was a nice excuse to get some reading time in.

Last Week’s Reviews:

Other Posts:

Finished Last Week:

  • The Seven Songs of Merlin by T. A. Barron
  • The Shimmer by David Morrell
  • “The Raven and the Goose” retold by Knud Rasmussen
  • “Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale)” by Ian Tregillis

Currently Reading :

  • In Christ Alone by Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Currently Listening to:

  • The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket (with Amber)
  • The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rhineheart

Up Next:

  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  • The Hanging Wood by Martin Edwards

What have you been reading?

14 Comments

  1. I love how much I’m seeing Mary Roberts Rinehart’s name lately. I don’t think I’m come across it before a few months ago and now it seems like a lot of people are rediscovering a truly talented American mystery writer.

    The cover of the three books you got all have wonderful covrs. Enjoy!

    Have a great week.

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