What Are You Reading? (+ Iris Johansen Giveaway)

Posted October 5, 2018 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 13 Comments


Casee: October is going well for me so far. I started Nalini’s Rock Kiss series. I remember beta reading Rock Addiction way back in the day, but for some reason I never read the rest of the series when it came out. I have no idea why. So I just reread Rock Addiction for the third time, which made me love it even more. Then I read Rock Hard. Now I’m reading Rock Redemption. I’m really enjoying this series.

I’m also listening to Steadfast by Sarina Bowen. I was telling Holly and Rowena that I didn’t understand what was so great about Jude. They both told me how much they lurved him. I still didn’t get it. Lets just say, I get it now. Jude. sigh

Holly: I had a slower reading week this week. Life has been kind of crazy. I finished Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill, which I didn’t love. It was just okay. It read more like young adult than straight UF, and that bothered me a lot. I reread Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs.

For audiobooks, I listened to On the Surface by Kate Willoughby. The hero was super adorable, but the final conflict was annoying and marred my enjoyment somewhat. I also listened to Once Upon a Sure Thing by Lauren Blakely.

Rowena: Like Holly, I’ve had a pretty slow reading week. I only listened to one audiobook at work because I was busy with other stuff but I did enjoy the books that I read. I read Rebel Hard (Hard Play #2) by Nalini Singh and even though Nayna was a bit frustrating at times, I enjoyed her story and even connected with all of the cultural stuff. The romance rocked too. Raj was such a dreamboat. I also read Fight or Flight by Samantha Young and after a rocky beginning, the hero stopped being a dickhead and I enjoyed the romance and how strong the heroine was. Lots of fun that story was.

I also listened to Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh and enjoyed being back in Raphael and Elena’s world after a brief, okay I’m lying, a long ass break. I’ve got the next few audiobooks lined up and can’t wait to keep the Guild Hunter party going.

Right now, I’m reading Shadow and Ice (Gods of War #1) by Gena Showalter and then after this, I’ll be reading Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards #1) by Jennifer Estep.

Giveaway Alert

We are very fortunate here at Book Binge. We have loads and loads of books to read and we want to share the wealth so each week, we’ll be tacking on a Freebie Friday giveaway to our What Are You Reading posts. This week, we’re giving away…

What Are You Reading? (+ Iris Johansen Giveaway)No Easy Target by Iris Johansen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Format: Print
Source: Publisher
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 400
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, an explosive thriller featuring fan favorite Margaret Douglas, an animal psychicON THE RUN Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive home, her only escape was the nearby forest where she sought refuge whenever she could. There, in the peaceful woods, she discovered a strange gift: the ability to understand animals and to communicate with them. Now, Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet life, close to the animals and under the radar. But her abilities have not gone unnoticed...and there are those who would use them for their own purposes. Determined not to be a pawn in anyone's game, every time someone gets too close, Margaret uproots her life and outruns them.INTO THE LINE OF FIRE When CIA operative John Lassiter breaks into Margaret's apartment, she vanishes again. Still, Lassiter has good reason to be persistent: one of his men is being held captive by an unrelenting enemy--someone who has set his sights on Margaret. Which means that Lassiter must control her to use her as bait...With danger in hot pursuit, Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to stop or be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has ever learned to not only survive, but to defeat a great evil. And to prove once and for all that she's no easy target. . .

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

What Are You Reading: No Easy Target by Iris Johansen

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

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13 responses to “What Are You Reading? (+ Iris Johansen Giveaway)

  1. Kareni

    I remember reading books by Iris Johansen in the early eighties; she’s prolific!

    Books read last week ~

    — Laura Spinella’s Echo Moon: this book had a decidedly ominous vibe but was not too frightening for me to read. (I definitely avoid horror as I like to sleep peacefully at night.) It’s the third in a series, and I definitely recommend reading these in order.
    — The Plastic Magician (A Paper Magician Novel) by Charlie N. Holmberg: while the story stands alone in the sense that it introduces new characters, I think one really needs to read the previous books in the series in order to best understand the world.
    — browed through Jessica Pigza’s BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects which was a rather meaty book. 
    — RR Haywood’s Extracted (Extracted Trilogy, volume 1): The premise of the book was interesting (time travel has made the world go awry, so use time travel to retrieve heroes at the moment of their deaths so that they can go forth and save the day); however, …. There were parts of the book that I think were meant to be amusing but struck me as silly. Also, the book ended with a huge cliffhanger. That said, I read the whole book, so it was somewhat compelling.
    — Lights and Sirens by Lisa Henry: This was an enjoyable Australian set contemporary romance featuring a police officer and a paramedic. It had more depth than many of the romances I’ve recently read; it also had some humor which is always appreciated and a lot of Australian-isms.
    — The Bureau: Volume 1 by Kim Fielding which is a collection of three linked and separately published paranormal novellas, Corruption, Clay White, and Creature. I enjoyed all of the stories though Creature was my favorite.

  2. I had a pretty great week for reading, just read some good books. My favorite of the week is Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison. The hero was hilarious.

    I really love anything that Nalini Singh writes so hope you enjoy Archangel’s Consort. I really want to read Rebel Hard.

    • Kareni

      Oracle’s Moon is a big favorite of mine. It’s one of the two books in the series that I most re-read; the other is Dragon Bound.

  3. Jana Leah

    Jennifer Ashley’s Scandal Above Stairs. I’m looking forward to the next book that comes out next year.

  4. Jana Leah

    The Ninja’s Illusion by Gigi Pandian. I feel like quite the armchair adventurer when reading her books.

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