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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? Is a meme hosted by Book Journey. I’ve decided to join in so I can keep track of what I’m reading in a way other than goodreads and to see how long it takes me to read a book. Fingers crossed not too many weeks of me reading the same thing in a row. This may force me to not be slack.

I’ve currently working on Looking for Alaska by John Green. I’ve had this on my shelf for a while and after my recent reads of sci fi and literary I thought YA would be a nice change. What’s everyone else reading?

Synopsis:

The unmissable first novel from bestselling and award-winning author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. “If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” Miles Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event, until he meets Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever and undoubtedly screwed-up, Alaska draws Miles into her reckless world and irrevocably steals his heart. For Miles, nothing can ever be the same again. ‘Looking for Alaska’ brilliantly captures the exquisite painful joy of living and loving. Poignant, funny, heartbreaking and compelling, this novel will stay with you forever.

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I also received for review by the publisher and will now be taking part in the tour for this book so I’m also reading The Mesmerised by Rhiannon Frater a wee bit of zombie fiction.

Synopsis:

It is silence, not screams of terror, which proclaims the end of the world… 

Minji Nordim is vacationing in Las Vegas with her small family when she witnesses the beginning of a terrifying apocalypse. When humanity is transformed into mindless drones by a terrifying supernatural event only Minji appears to be immune.

Thousands die instantly, but the other affected people are drawn to the Nevada desert. Nothing stands in the way of the mesmerized. Not fire, not heights, not rubble. As the bodies pile in the streets and the relentless wave of the mesmerized plods into the deadly desert, Minji is trapped in a burning city attempting to rescue her family.

When Minji encounters other unaffected survivors, they band together to survive in a city that is crumbling all around them. With no hope of rescue and the event slowly spreading across the world, Minji and the others must decide who to save among the mesmerized and where to go before the city is in ashes.

Even more unsettling is that Minji senses that the force behind the event is observing them…

Can one woman save her family and the world? 

 

Amazon (ebook and hardcover)

 

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

INTRO

The bell rings.

Your once-warm bed is already cold

because you’ve thrown back the blanket

and sat up before you were even awake.

The bell does this to you.

 

Jason Mondy’s world is unraveling.

His seemingly secure job as a fire fighter is suddenly thrown into chaos. The bright spot in his week is that he rescued two children from a house fire, but he returns home that night to find all his furniture is missing. His girlfriend has left him without warning and his nightmares keep him from sleeping. Even just a simple trip home to find some rest leads his adoptive mother to sit him down and tell him that maybe his troubles aren’t quite as innocuous as they seem. Then his she divulges a secret she’s kept for over twenty-six years . . .

Jason has a brother he doesn’t remember existed.

He doesn’t remember his life before he was adopted at age seven. He only knows that he was rescued from the fire that took his birth mother’s life. But the story is deeper than that, and the foundation on which he built his world is now cracking. The brother he doesn’t remember it out there somewhere, left behind.

Armed with only this stunning new piece of information, Jason embarks on a quest to find the truths buried deep in his past. As he searches, one by one the pieces of his life fall like dominoes. And the more he uncovers, the more everything he thought he knew about himself and his past begins to turn to ash.

His truth isn’t true at all . . .

Sunday Shorts

Sunday Shorts is a new meme started by the CabinGoddess.com. The rules are easy, a short story, an anthology of short stories, a novella, or a quick weekend read that is also short on your wallet!

 

 

My first read-a-long is for Life In Death a short 88 page story that is available right now on amazon for $2.99 or free for amazon prime. Take a look see at the blurb and see if it sounds like a winner to you. Review coming soon.

 

 

 

When a girl that social worker Kari Marchant places in foster care is brutally murdered, she’s compelled to learn why. Her quest for the truth pits her against friends and coworkers. As Kari works to solve the horrific plot, more people die. She’s been targeted for death and she doesn’t even know it. How far should she go to learn the truth—even if it threatens her life?

When homicide detective Rance Nicolet meets Kari, his attraction to her is powerful—and the feeling is mutual. But things between them go terribly wrong when Kari’s old lover is found murdered with a letter from her in his pocket. The evidence against Kari is damning. Rance’s personal and professional lives collide. Does he blindly believe the woman he’s falling in love with or follow the evidence no matter where it leads?

Sunday Shorts

Sunday Shorts is a new meme started by the CabinGoddess.com. The rules are easy, a short story, an anthology of short stories, a novella, or a quick weekend read that is also short on your wallet!

Anyone who’s read my blog for a little while now and I should hope that’s all of you will be quite familiar with my love for a little genre called bizarro fiction. It’s weird and obscure and mostly comedy/satire/bizarre rolled into one wacky ball of fiction. It’s entertaining and I love my reads to entertain me.

For this weeks Sunday Short I’ve picked one that I kinda <3 in a major way and would love to have though for some reason am convinced I’ve either read it or own it. Not sure but it’s mighty familiar. Could just be that I’d like to live out the title.

So here it is Mother Puncher by Gina Ranalli currently as I write this $1.99 or free for prime. 120 pages of anti breeder fiction. Enjoy

 

The world has become tragically over-populated and while the government hasn’t completely outlawed procreation, it strongly opposes and discourages it in what it considers to be a perfectly humane way. Ed Means is a man who loves his country. He loves beer and Johnny Cash and his sparkling beloved Ford Trinidad SUV. He is a good American, a good consumer and a good husband in a troubled–and of course–childless marriage. A former boxing champion, known to most as simply Champ, he now works in a hospital, doing a job most people despise him for. He is, like many others of his ilk, employed by the United States government; fully licensed and registered and carrying the badge to prove it. He doesn’t relish his job but knows that it needs to be done and knows that he is the best one to do it. He is a Mother Puncher. A fair, firm and uncompromising Mother Puncher. Breeders beware.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Redheart is free today and tomorrow. It’s the first book I ever reviewed for Seventh Star Press and that was the start of a beautiful friendship. It’s a great YA fantasy read with dragons and excellent story. Total must read be sure to check it out.

I’m reading Double Dead by Chuck Wendig who is so cool and awesome. As I am literally just starting this here are the opening lines.

 
 

 

The blood crawled through tight channels and shunted cracks like a rat in a maze. It descended through shattered concrete. It crept down a length of rusty pipe.