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Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

(bought, library, review copies, etc.)



No long rambling intro.  This is a straight forward topic that pretty much reflects the fact that I have either been a little lax on my acquiring of books... or not.  I can't decide.  I had left this post until the last minute to finish because I figured I'd have gotten my hands on more books by now than I did a few days ago, but I'm not sure that actually happened.





In the order of the most recent book that came into my possession:


Watch Me by Cynthia Eden

The Bones of Others by Vickie McKeehan


These two books were Amazon Kindle freebies that I found while perusing such delights as Bookbub and The Midlist; because who doesn't like free or discounted books? 


Well, except for Watch Me--I actually found that one because I was curious about whether Cynthia Eden had written any new Romantic Suspense novels seeing as how I liked her Deadly series.  I found two new series, and one with a free book, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to give it a try.



Frozen Heat by Richard Castle


I had several hardcover and paperback books I'd been reading, courtesy of the local library, but no e-book to pass the time during those strange moments when you can't just whip out a traditional book to read.  So using my trusty Random Book Draw method, I pulled out three random e-book titles, library or otherwise, and ended up with Frozen Heat of which I checked out from the library.  Which is a good thing, since this series is on my 2015 TBR list, because the sixth book, Raging Heat is a pre-chosen book for my Reading Assignment Challenge, which means that I have to get to that point at some time before the end of the year.


Moving along now...



The Harlow Hoyden: A Regency Romance by Lynn Messina

Murder on the Hill by Kennedy Chase


Another two Amazon freebies that sounded interesting.  When will I get around to reading them?  I don't know.  Soon, I suppose.



Secrets of the Dead by Kylie Brant


I had been looking forward to Kylie Brant's continuing Mindhunters installments since I first found out that she was returning to that series.  Upon the publication date, the book was bought almost immediately by yours truly.  I started reading it a couple hours later.  


I was not disappointed in it, but I do have my reserves.  Doesn't mean I won't continue reading Kylie Brant books.


The next Mindhunters installment has been advertised at the end of Secrets of the Dead as well as at Kylie Brant's website.  It is called What the Dead Know and will be published in December this year, unless otherwise stated.


See my short review of Secrets of the Dead.



Silent Night by C.J. Kyle


I found this book whilst perusing other similar Romantic Suspense novels like Kylie Brant's and thought the summary sounded intriguing.  Also, a book named Silent Night has all sorts of creepy possibilities.  So I put in a request with my library and not more than a week later, the request was fulfilled, which sent my reading list into chaos.


See my short review of Silent Night.



Shades of Gray by Maya Banks

Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks

Blood Ties by Kay Hooper


I actually checked out six books from the library on the same day, but including the other three books would up my list to thirteen books and that's not what this list is about.  If I want to be precise, I picked these books up according to the book number in the series and which series I went to pick up first.


The other three books I picked up were Blood Dreams and Blood Sins from Kay Hooper's Bishop/SCU series, and Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley.


My trip to the library was specifically to pick up Magonia which pinged on my hold request, and the three Blood trilogy Kay Hooper books because they were pre-chosen for my Reading Assignment Challenge.  At the last minute, I decided to also get Echoes at Dawn before going shopping, but while I was at it, I chose to get Shades of Gray as well.


See my reviews: Blood Dreams, Blood Sins, Blood Ties, Echoes at Dawn, Shades of Gray


Yeah... I shouldn't be allowed into any bookish building (library, bookstore, etc.) unsupervised.  I'm proud that I displayed a good amount of restraint, otherwise, my number of library checkouts that day might have been a bit higher... though the most I'd ever checked out from the library recently is probably eight or nine books.