Thursday, March 1, 2012

EPIC 100 Comment post: What Are You Reading Wednesday (a day late, again)

Here's my second post in my new weekly topic - What Are You Reading Wednesdays! Borrowed from Should Be Reading's lovely blog.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What Am I currently Reading?

Currently I am reading Mistral's Kiss, by Laurell K. Hamilton.

I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne of faerie. My day job, once upon a time, was as a private detective in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, princess has now become a full-time occupation.

My aunt, Queen Andais, will have it no other way. And so I am virtually a prisoner in faerie–trapped here with some of the realm’s most beautiful men to serve as my bodyguards . . . and my lovers. For I am compelled to conceive a child: an heir to succeed me on the throne. Yet after months of amazing sex with my consorts, there is still no baby. And no baby means no throne. The only certainty is death at the hands of my cousin Cel, or his followers, if I fail to conceive.

Now Mistral, Queen Andais’s new captain of the guard, has come to my bed–defying her and risking her terrible wrath in doing so. But even she will hesitate to punish him in jealous rage, because our joining has reawakened old magic, mystical power so ancient that no one stands against it and survives. Not even my strongest and most favored: my Darkness and my Killing Frost. Not even Mistral himself, my Storm Lord. But because Mistral has helped to bring this magic forth, he may live another day.

If I can reclaim control of the fey power that once was, there may be hope for me and my reign in faerie. I might yet quell the dark schemes and subterfuges surrounding me. Though shadows of obsession and conspiracy gather, I may survive.

I have read several of the books in this series, and I like them all.

What Did I just Recently Finish?

I just finished Dylan (The Secret Life of Cowboys), by C.H. Admirand.


Dylan Garahan might be an old hand at lassoing fillies, but one night at the Lucky Star club, and he ends up wrapping his rope around someone that even his formidable strength can't tame. She's wily and beautiful... and she's his new boss. Dylan's had his heart broken before, but even an honest cowpoke has to wrestle with temptation...


Ronnie DelVecchio might be fresh off the bus from New Jersey, but she's a hard-edged businesswoman and has had her fill of men she can't trust-although she might consider getting off her high horse for that big, handsome rancher with a Texas drawl.

I love, love, love this book! I am definitely going back and reading the first one, and I will be reading the 3rd when it comes out later this year. I will be doing a review post on this book this week. C.H. Admirand has also generously donated a signed copy of the first book of this series, Tyler(The Secret Life of Cowboys, for 1 lucky reader. The giveaway for that will be with the review, so stay tuned!

What Am I Reading Next?

I think next will have to be Remington and the Mysterious Fedora by Chuck Waldron.

Surprise is in store when, in the back of a strange used goods store, Josh finds an old Remington typewriter and a fedora with some very mysterious powers. As Josh embarks on his first novel writing adventure, he finds that his new hat has its own story to tell – of a time before history began – and is quite demanding of Josh’s attention. As the story consumes him, Josh’s life begins to unravel, and he soon finds he is unable to separate himself from the hat and the story. When the last page is written, Josh is left with more questions than answers...both about the story and his own life.

This is another book I am reviewing. I am greatly looking forward to this book. Chuck Waldron has generously offered a copy of Remington and the Mysterious Fedora to one lucky reader of this blog. The giveaway for that will be when I do the review of this book, in the next week or two.

So now you can tell me -

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Just leave me a comment to let me know.

Or, you could just tell me your favorite book or author :)


  1. I just read Come Back to Me by Melissa Foster and Chill Run by Russell Brooks, both highly recommended...but for two totally different audiences! Now, I'm reading Wife 22 (pre release for May 2012) and just requested two more books for review. I LOVE reading so I should really link up to this!!

  2. Remington sounds like a fun book!

    I'm reading Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber by Dane Batty. The author's uncle was a notorious bank robber and this is his memoir. It's good fun if you forget for a moment that maybe bank robbing is a little bit illegal!

    I've just finished Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel, about a boy whose family take in a baby chimpanzee to do some language research with.

    Yes, interesting books! :-)

  3. Reading: The Barefoot Executive

    Just Read: Blog Wise by Problogger

    Reading Next: Emotional Equations

    I'm a home business/blogging blogger, what can I say? lol

  4. Reding: 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
    Just Finished: When I Lay My Isaac Down

    I like your books in your background of your blog.

  5. OMG OMG YOU WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WOMAN!!! I have been looking for one of her series since high school!!! I have never finished it, clearly lost any copies and couldn't remember the names or author!!!! YOU WONDERFUL WOMAN THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

  6. I'm not organized with my reading. I tend to read what I'm in the mood for. I just finished reading _A Changed Man_ by Martin Kelly. It's a new author with a newly published book available only on Kindle. It's free for PRIME Amazon members but $2.99 otherwise. My son is the main owner of the PRIME account we share so I had to pay for it. I usually go to Amazon and download free books when I want something else to read. It is also a great way to get through those moments when I want to buy something. :-) Just a couple days ago I download Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart. Here are a couple sentences of the synopsis: "Montana Territory in 1883 was a dangerous place--especially for a blind woman struggling to make her way through an early winter snowstorm. Undaunted, Noelle Kramer fought to remain independent. But then a runaway horse nearly plunged her into a rushing, ice-choked river, before a stranger's strong, sure hand saved her from certain death."

  7. Just finished: Confessions of An Organized Homemaker, which was a great book about how to tackle housework and organize your life
    Currently reading: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
    Reading next: Madame Tussaud
    Thanks for the great topic!
    -Viva, from

  8. im not reading anything yet as i have a stack of books that i need to start. Love a good book

  9. Reading Now: A Confident Heart
    Just Read: When God Doesn't Make Sense
    Reading Next: 10 Habits of a Happy Mother or Love for a Lifetime

  10. I'm currently reading Christian Jacq's Beneath the Pyramid. My husband loves all thing ancient Egypt and has persuaded me to read them! I'm really enjoying them.

  11. I love reading and have many books going on right now.

    Currently Reading: the Bible, True Christian Motherhood, Money Possessions and Eternity, the kids homeschool living books, Chosen by God, and The Pursuit of God.

    Just Read: Been a while since I finished a book but I think it was The Pilgrim's Progress.

    Reading Next: The Bible, The Excellent Wife, the kids homeschooling living books, Give them Grace, Don't Make Me Count To Three.

  12. I'm reading 'Kiss, Crush, Collide' by Christina Meredith, a YA romance.

    I just finished 'Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure' by Jim Murphy and Alison Blank. It's a medical history book for middle-grade readers.

    Next, I'll most likely read another YA book, 'Dead is a Battlefield' by Marlene Perez.

  13. I am currently studying to become a Certified Financial Planner and so I have been reading about Insurance Planning, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning and Investment Planning for a while now and I will continue reading this same subject matter until I complete the program.

  14. Reading: the new Sophie Kinsella novel
    Just read: Scoop to Kill (a cozy mystery)
    Next: whatever cozy mystery finds its way into my lap--whether surfing Amazon or browsing through the Library.

  15. Sorry haven't read anything in quite a while. I love Stephen King tho.

  16. Recently finished "Thomasina: The Cat Who Thought She Was God" by Paul Gallico (1957)
    Currently reading "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie (1988)
    After I finish "The Satanic Verses," I'm going to read "Vulture Peak" by John Burdett (2012)

    For work, I read a lot of students' papers, public relations textbook, cases in media law and ethics.... Could be a lot worse!

  17. I am reading Happy Birthday by Danille Stelle.
    I just finished Debbie Macombers Blossom Street Series and I am going to read a couple Chicken Soup for the Soul Books next.

  18. You have very eclectic tastes! I'm currently reading Vision Impossible: A Psychic Eye mystery. I just finished Prophecy of the Flame for review.

    1. I liked the Psychic Eye series! Those were quite good!

  19. currently reading: this post
    just finished reading: another post in the blogelina 100 comments post

    reading next: can you guess???

    hahaha. i'm hoping to read the hunger games soon

  20. Currently: the lions of al rassan - guy gavriel Kay
    Just finished: journey to the center of the earth - jules Verne
    Reading next: hunger games (must read before movie comes out)

  21. I am always reading books for my kids special needs. :)

    I am currently reading Parenting the Hurt Child {about adopted children with reactive attacment disorder}

  22. currently - Heaven by Randy Alcorn
    just finished - Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
    up next - Byzantium by Stephen Lawhead

  23. Let's see, the last book I read was Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal: A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Understanding Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism by Datis Kharrazian and the next will be fluff: Invisible (Ivy Malone Mystery Series #1). I try to break up the health information reading with something light.

  24. I am currently reading The Money Saving Mom's Budget, Pretty Little Liars, and Tell Your Time. I usually only read one at a time, and now I remember why. It's taking forever to finish them. I think I'm a one at a time kind of girl. My favorite author of all time is (the original) VC Andrews. The ghost writer isn't quite as good, so I've lost track. But I read Flowers in the Attic when I was in 8th grade and I'm pretty sure it will always be my favorite book.

  25. I gotta start a reading habit (i'm here from Blogelina's 100 comments... - GREAT page!)

  26. I LOVE LKH and have read all her books! I've added the cowboy series to my (already ridiculously long) TBR list.
    Just finished: Molly Withers and The Golden Tree by Kent Allan Rees
    Reading: Literally Dead by James Conroy
    Next up: Hearts Restored by Prue Phillipson
    All three are books I'm reviewing.

  27. I always have a few books going. I just finished Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Great book. Not sure what's next...there are 3 in the stack to my right.

  28. Just finished: The Shelter of God's Promise by Sheila Walsh
    Reading Now: God's Pitcher and Other Spiritual Thoughts: Wisdom for Life Series by Gloria Baird
    Reading Next: I have no idea, I never think that far until I've actually finished the last page of my current book...I'm a slow reader! =P

  29. First off-- thanks for some great new book referrals. I am an avid reading and am ALWAYS looking for some new good reads!

    Currently I am reading Crunch Time by Diana Mott Davidson. It is a Goldy Schulz mystery. I love all the Goldy books and this one is living up to the others standards!

    I just finished The Next Always by Nora Roberts which is the first in a series of 3 I believe. It was very good as well. I like her books as they are fairly quick easy reads.

    Next on the agenda will probably be Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer. It just came in the mail from my mom's book club and I want to get it read before she comes home from vacation!

  30. I'm reading a Promise for Ellie by Lauraine Snelling. I last read A Dream to Follow by the same author. Next I'm going to read Sophie's Dilemma also by the same author

    I love this series of books and have read them a few times. I'm kind of boring in my reading :-)

  31. I'm re-reading Hunger Games before the movie comes out. I'm ready for a good vacation so I can catch up on my reading.

  32. I am currently reading Wordpress for Dummies. I just finished Using Wordpress. I know not too exciting but I really needed to learn some new things. I will be reading The Primal Blueprint next. I'm in a read to learn stage right now. I do some read aloud for my kids for their homeschool though.

  33. I am currently reading A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.
    I recently finished reading Quitter by Jon Acuff.
    I'm really not sure what will be next.

  34. I'm currently reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for the next book club meeting. It's good! Not sure what I'll read next - I have a whole ton of them lined up on my Kindle!

  35. I just finished up a book called "Boy Toy" by Barry Lyga. Haven't decided what to read next...I have about 10 "to-read" books waiting for me on my Kindle.

  36. • What are you currently reading? Summer of Promise by Amanda Cabot
    • What did you recently finish reading? Can't remember the title, some other historical fiction
    • What do you think you’ll read next? One Who Waits for Me by Lori Copeland

  37. I just read - The Millionaire Next Door
    Reading Now - The Working Poor
    Reading Next - Busted

  38. Currently reading water for elephants
    Just finished...the deliverer
    Reading next...321-stop

  39. I haven't read any of those.
    Just finished - Tamasha in Bandargaon - Indian author
    Reading - The Happiness Project
    To read - 3's a crowd - an Indian author again.
    Thanks for sharing your list.

  40. I'm not reading any books right now but I read a lot online... learning and absorbing things I am interested in.

  41. My favorite book of all time is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. I've actually read it a few times! Ha!

    Thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to have to peruse your reviews!


  42. I'm currently reading the EveryGirl's Guide by Maria Menenous (probably messed that spelling up)

    Next on my list is The Four Hour Workweek.

    I just finished reading Awakening the Giant Within by Tony Robbins. AMAZING book!

  43. I recently got into romance novels, new genre for me. However, my favorite book of all time is 1984

  44. I am reading "The Story" which is the Bible in novel form by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. It is really great and helps the understanding of the scriptures better. I encourage everyone to read this. Have a great day!!

  45. I'm in between books right now and haven't decided what to've given me some good ideas.

    Around My Family Table

  46. I just finished reading "Why We Want You to be Rich" by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki.

    I'm currently reading Reader's Digest March Issue

    Hope I'll get a copy of Craft, Inc. That's in my next to read book

  47. I'm currently reading "The Rules of Civility" and I'm really enjoying it!

  48. I am currently reading...I wish I was reading a book. I love reading but I read blogs all day. The only time I get to read is on vacation so...the last book I read was "Daughter of Fortune". Very interesting historical fiction that takes you from Peru to CA in mid 1800's.


  49. I'm currently reading "What's So Amazing About Grace?" by Philip Yancy. I just finished Dannah Gresh's "Six Ways to Keep the 'Good' in Your Boy". Not sure what I'll read next, but in the next few weeks, I'm reading West Side Story with my two oldest kids because we're going to see the play in May. Looking forward to that!

  50. I am currently reading "Forgotten God" by Francis Chan and "The Resolution for Women" by Priscilla Shirrer (hope I spelled it right!)

  51. I love good book recommendations...thanks for your post then inviting all of us to share....enjoyed reading the diverse comments!!
    Just finished (because I'm slow on the uptake with the rest of the world): The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
    Currently Reading: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larson)
    Next: I Thought It was Just Me (Brene Brown)

  52. I am not much of a reader these puts me to sleep (i am 8 months preggo right now) hehe

  53. I just finished a Kindle Freebie about a high school girl dealing with physical abuse from her aunt. Very good book. I cannot remember the title for the life of me. {I have a terrible memory!}

    Thanks for sharing.

  54. I just finished reading Audrey Wait by Robin Benway and now I'm reading Wolf Eyes by Anne Rice. I like to keep up with my books on GoodReads

  55. Currently not too big into the whole books thing. But I'll try again sometime.

  56. I'm a grad student, I'm reading about global citizenship right now. But during Spring Break in 2wks I'll be reading something for fun, I'm just not sure what it will be yet.

  57. I used to be a huge Laurell K. Hamilton fan, I need to get back into her books.

  58. I love reading! I just finished reading
    Rivers; How to become a hero in 3 easy steps by Brett Beyer (kindle version only)
    Awaken the Patronus by Sarah M Ross. Love them both!

    I'm currently Reading Jasmine by Sabrina Sumsion

  59. i don'r read many books these days but the last i read was mary queen of scots wonderful read