What I Read Last Week

Posted February 15, 2010 by Tracy in Features | 14 Comments

Happy Monday!

I want to start off by telling everyone thank you once again for all of your support this past week.  Between comments from the blog and personal emails it’s been amazing and made me cry on more than one occasion.  You guys are the best.

My hubby is now home! Yay!  He had surgery on Thursday to correct the collapsed lung.  The surgeon told us that he couldn’t find the weak point in his lung which is a bummer but he cleaned things up and did a procedure that will make the likelihood of it happening again less. The surgeon was so nice to give us pictures of his lung – ew!  I love you all and will not be sharing those with you.  Believe me, you’d thank me. Hubby’s in a lot of pain but he’s moving around some which is good.  He’s young and otherwise healthy so they think his recuperation will be relatively fast.  I say it’s just really good to have him home!  The girls are doing really well with him and trying to help as much as they can.  They might drive me bat shit crazy some of the time but they’re good kids, I have to say. 🙂

I read quite a bit this week just hanging at the hospital.  For such a busy place it was incredibly quiet. lol

Strangely enough I was sick this past Monday  – thank heavens that had gone away by the time hubby went in or I wouldn’t have been able to see him.  I got two books read that day – both for The Book Binge.  The first book was Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles.  A cute paranormal story about a woman, Jackie, who gets turned into a Succubus by a vampire and a Serim (fallen angel).  You can read my review here3.75 out of 5

The next one I read that day was Succubi Like it Hot by Jill Myles.  This is the next story in the Succubus Diaries series and follows Jackie as she gets used to being a succubus.  She’s formed a relationship with both her fallen angel sires, Noah, and her vampire sire, Zane.  I love both men but Zane is one hot vamp lemme tell ya. Wow. 🙂  Anyway, once again a cute story – there’s humor and sex and romance…as well as some ass kicking in both of these books.  You can read my review here4 out of 5

Next up was Close Contact by Rebecca Airies.  I read this one for The Book Binge as well.  It was a novella about a woman who is cursed but doesn’t know by whom or why.  She’s in horrible pain if she’s away from her mate – that she just met – who happens to be a werewolf.  The book really wasn’t really my thing, unfortunately.  I’ll let you know when my review posts. 2.5 out of 5

Next up was The More I See You by Lynn Kurland. The funny thing about me reading this book: I’ve started buying the De Piaget series from book 1. Have I read book 1?  No.  Why read book 7 then, you may ask?  Who freakin knows?  Actually it was a grab and go when I was running out the door to the hospital so that might explain it – at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂  Anyway, I really liked the book.  Jessica is in England and wishing on a star that she’d find a gallant, chivalrous man and next thing you know she’s in 13th century England.  She gets attached to Richard de Galtres who is a Knight but one who’s trying desperately to forget his childhood.  He’s gruff and surly and I have to say it made him all the more adorable in my eyes – in Jessica’s as well.  4 out of 5

The next book was not intended as a Tracy’s TBR Challenge read but I discovered it was just easier to have my ereader with me this week rather than books. And then I discovered that I’d had the book since last June!  Fitting that the name of the book was Discovery. lol  I started book 5 in Jet Mykles’ Dark Elves series – Discovery.  This was an interesting story as it didn’t deal mostly with the Dark Elves.  They were in the beginning and the end of the book but not a lot in the middle.  A young human bard goes to live with the elves for a couple of years to gain information that he can then share with the humans – possibly making their lives more interesting to the humans and more woman would want to live with them as the elves numbers are dwindling.  Though Kinig falls desperately in love with Fallil he knows he has to leave him to spread his message.  Nine years later he gets captured by an evil elf from a different race but is taken care of by Nialdlye, yet another elf from another race, and eventually saved.  This was a great step in the continuing story of the dark elves.  I would have liked to have seen more interaction with the dark elves themselves but Mykles has a great way of bringing everything together in a fashion that sometimes you just don’t expect. 3.75 out of 5 (m/m, m/f)

Next was Dark Elves VI: Awakening by Jet Mykles.  This is, for now, the final book in the Dark Elves series  This follows the offspring of the couples that we read about in the first few books.  They’ve grown and are becoming warriors and sorcerers in their own right.  Savous and Irin’s daughter, Eryhaen, has massive amounts of power but doesn’t have a clue how to control it and she herself is a selfish, out of control woman.  Radin is back in the picture but in a comatose like state.  Eryhaen is sure that he is her true mate and will do anything to get her way and her way wants Radin.  She’s just not fully aware of the people that she is hurting in the process.  This was a good but sometimes sad story of friendship, loyalty and love.  I hope, in the future, that Mykles decides to write more about the elves. 4 out of 5 (m/f, m/m, m/m/f, f/f, m/m/m/f)

And last but not least was yet another one for The Book Binge (seriously, I have so many books to read for TBB I might have to read nothing but BB books for a week straight just to get it down to a manageable sized pile.  What?  I just can’t say no when they sound really good!).  This one was Don’t Kill The Messenger by Eileen Rendahl.  An UF book that I really liked. The girl is a Messenger who passes messages and items, etc. around to different paranormal groups that don’t get along.  A very good book that I think a lot of you will like.  I’ll let you know when my review posts. 4 out of 5

FYI – my review for Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh went up over at The Book Binge.  You can read it here.

Happy Reading!

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14 responses to “What I Read Last Week

  1. So glad that your hubby is home and doing well!!

    LOL about having a whole series and reading #7 without reading #1. 🙂 It looks like you had a pretty good reading week.

  2. Thanks Chris!
    Well I read #11 in the series for TBB and got interested. I have books 1-4 and 7. You'd think I would have read book 1! Although 7 was a fine standalone. 🙂

  3. Tam

    I kind of lost interest in the Dark Elves and never did read Discovery. *shrug* Maybe too many chicks. LOL

    Glad you husband is feeling better.

  4. That's great about your hubby! I'm glad that he's doing good sweetie.

    I totally understand about that pesky book pile from Book Binge. I have my own pile, haha. I just can't say no…haha. But there's always a gem of a book in that pile or two or three or four so that keeps me happy.

    Happy reading sweetie!

  5. So glad to hear your guy is doing better. That's wonderful that your girls are being so helpful. 🙂

    m/f, m/m, m/m/f, f/f, m/m/m/f !!!
    All in one book?! Those are some busy elves and humans! *g*

    Don't Kill The Messenger sounds really interesting! I'll have to check it out.

  6. So glad to hear that hubby is back home. Hoping and praying that recovery is smooth and as quick as possible.

    These types of things make you sit back and think about what's really important. So glad you have your supportive family to see you through. Big hugs to you!

  7. I'm so glad your hubby is home. I've been thinking about you both and I'm glad it sounds like his recovery is going to be relatively short. I'll be thinking about you.

    I like that most of these books are BB books..heh. Speaking of, I have another list….

    Love you.

  8. Tracy, I'm sorry to hear about your husband's collapsed lung, but I'm so glad he's home and recuperating. Everybody stay well over there, okay? 🙂

  9. Nikki – Thanks honey. The Myles books are cute – I think you'll like them. I read them right after reading The Postmistress which was quite a heavy read so it was great to have some light entertainment. 😉

    Hilcia – yes it is! 🙂

    Tam – I wondered if you would finish the DE series because of all the women. I guess I was right and you aren't. lol
    Thanks for the yaoi book, btw. That will be an interesting read. 🙂

    Lily – thanks, he improves a little each day.

    Rowena – lol TBB pile isn't pesky…yet. Just a tad overwhelming at the moment. And hey! Your pile is supposed to be big! lol

    Renee – I know – there was a bunch of different sexual combinations in the DE book…but ya know, it didn't feel like there was too much sex in there which was kinda odd. 🙂
    I think you'll like Don't Kill the Messenger.

    Lori – Totally true. It's definitely an in your face reality.

    Holly – thanks so much. We need all the good thoughts we can get.
    NO! No more books! I can't do it. Well, ok, send the list. See – no willpower! lol

    Christine – Thanks honey. Yes, we're all doing ok except the hubster. And he's improving. I've been feeling like I need about 10 more arms but other than that we're good. 🙂

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