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What Are You Reading? (331)

Posted May 12, 2017 by Casee in Features | 5 Comments

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Casee: I found a new author last week and I’m super excited. It took me a few days to finish The Stone Warriors: Damian by D.B. Reynolds, but I flew through Raphael. Raphael is the first book in Reynolds Vampires in America series and I absolutely loved it. Except for the ending. It kind of sucked because I hate cliffhangers. That didn’t stop me from immediately buying Jabril. I can’t wait to start it. There are something like eleven books in the series and that makes me very happy.

Holly: I’m still reading the Kate Daniels series. This week I finished Magic Gifts, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks and Magic Shifts

Rowena: I’m still not reading much of anything. You guys, I’m starting to sound like a broken record. I did finish Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs last night but I haven’t started anything else. My plan is to read The Girl with the Make Believe Husband by Julia Quinn this weekend but I’m not sure if that’ll really happen or not. Fingers crossed though.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!

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Weekly Wrap Up: May 1 – May 7, 2017

Posted May 7, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

We are in the first week of May and time needs to slow the hell down. Pretty soon, I’ll have a high school graduate and I’m just not ready for all that. In the meantime, here’s what you missed on Book Binge this week.

What We Reviewed

5/1: Holly reviewed Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews | 3 out of 5
5/2: Rowena reviewed Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen | 4 out of 5
5/2: Casee reviewed Hidden Prey by Cheyenne McCray | 3 out of 5
5/3: Tracy reviewed Caught Looking by Jody Holford | 4.25 out of 5
5/3: Casee retro review of Craving Beauty by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
5/4: Rowena reviewed Blame it on the Duke by Lenora Bell | 4 out of 5
5/4: Tracy reviewed The Sneak Peak of The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren | 4 out of 5
5/5: Tracy reviewed Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons | 3.75 out of 5

What We Posted

5/1: Julie James Comes to Los Angeles (+Giveaway!)
5/2: Monthly Reads: April 2017
5/3: Books to Binge On: May 2017
5/5: What Are You Reading? (330)
5/6: WTF Cover Saturday (207)
5/7: Sunday Spotlight: The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Current Giveaways

Monthly Reads: April 2017

Book Binge Turns 10: May Giveaway

Julie James Comes to Los Angeles Giveaway (Signed copy of The Thing about Love)

Sunday Spotlight: May 2017

Giveaway Winners

No winners to announce this week but check back next week because that might change. 🙂

That does it for this week’s weekly wrap up. How was your week in books? Hear any book news that you’d like to share? Get any new books you want to share? Review any books we should check out? Please share.

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Sunday Spotlight: The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Posted May 7, 2017 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 8 Comments

Sunday Spotlight is a feature we began in 2016. This year we’re spotlighting our favorite books, old and new. We’ll be  raving about the books we love and being total fangirls. You’ve been warned. 🙂

Sunday Spotlight

Sunday Spotlight: The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda QuickThe Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
Published by Berkley
Publication Date: May 9th 2017
Pages: 352
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When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It’s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool…
The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn’t resist—especially since she’s just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene’s investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment.
Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician—until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can’t let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago…
With Oliver’s help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past—always just out of sight—could drag them both under…

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Excerpt

Excerpt of THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Amanda Quick

Irene stopped at the edge of the long lap pool and looked down at the body sprawled gracefully on the bottom. It was fifteen minutes past midnight. The lights had been dimmed in the grand spa chamber, but in the low glow of a nearby wall sconce, it was possible to make out the dead woman’s hair floating around her pretty face in a nightmarish imitation of a wedding veil.

Irene turned away from the pool, intending to run to the entrance of the spa to summon help. Somewhere in the shadows, shoe leather scraped on tiles. She knew then that she was not alone with the dead woman. There was a faint click and the wall sconces went dark.

The vast spa chamber was abruptly plunged into dense shadows. The only light now was the ghostly glow from the moon. It illuminated the section of the spa where Irene stood. She might as well have been pinned in a spotlight.
Her pulse pounded and she was suddenly fighting to breathe. The nearest exit was the row of French doors behind her. But they were on the opposite side of the long lap pool. The side door that she had used to enter the spa was even farther away.

She concluded that her best option was to sound as if she was in command of herself and the situation.
“There’s been an accident,” she said, raising her voice in what she hoped was a firm, authoritative manner. “A woman fell into the water. We’ve got to get her out. There might still be time to revive her.”
That was highly unlikely. Gloria Maitland looked very, very dead.

There was no response. No one moved in the shadows.

Somewhere in the darkness water dripped, the faint sound echoing eerily. The humid atmosphere was rapidly becoming oppressive.

There were two possible reasons why the other person on the scene might not come forward, Irene thought. The first was fear of scandal. The Burning Cove Hotel was one of the most exclusive on the West Coast. Located almost a hundred miles north of Los Angeles, it offered a guarantee of privacy and discretion to those who could afford it. If the rumors were true, it had sheltered a list of guests that ranged from powerful figures of the criminal underworld to Hollywood stars and European royalty. Times might be hard elsewhere in the country, but you’d never know it from the luxury and opulence of the Burning Cove Hotel.

The stars and aspiring stars came to the hotel to escape the prying eyes of the always hungry reporters of the Los Angeles newspapers and the Hollywood gossip columnists. So, yes, it was possible that the watcher in the shadows feared being discovered in the vicinity of a woman who had just drowned. That kind of scandal could certainly taint a budding film career.

But there was another reason the other person might not want to assist in what would no doubt be a futile rescue effort. Perhaps he or she had been directly responsible for the death of the woman in the pool.
The thought that she might be trying to coax a killer out of hiding sent another jolt through Irene. She decided to make a run back to the side door.

But she had waited too long. Running footsteps sounded in the darkness, ringing and echoing off the tiled walls and floor. The other person was not fleeing the scene, Irene realized. Instead, he or she—it was impossible to tell which—was coming toward her.


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About the Author

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Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as historical and futuristic romance novels under the pseudonyms Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle, respectively. Learn more at jayneannkrentz.com and connect with her on facebook.com/JayneAnnKrentz.

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What Are You Reading? (330)

Posted May 5, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

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Casee: I’ve found a new-to-me author and I am so excited! I’ve never read or heard of D.B. Reynolds before Wednesday and I have no idea why. Her upcoming release The Stone Warriors: Kato came up on my recommendations on Amazon so I picked up the first book in the series, The Stone Warriors: Damian. Finally Amazon has done something right. I am thrilled.

Holly: I read Small Magics by Ilona Andrews this week. It’s a collection of short stories set in the Kate Daniels world. I hadn’t read most of them, which is odd since I thought I’d read every book in that series. 

Rowena: This week was a busy one for me because I had stuff planned and then I had to pack and get ready for my trip that I am on right now. My family and I are in Utah for a baby blessing so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that I didn’t read much this week. I’m still reading Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs but I should finish it up tonight and then once I’m back home, I plan to jump right into Ironed Kiss by Patricia Briggs to keep the Mercy Thompson party going. 🙂

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!

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