Monday, August 19, 2013

Recommend Monday with a Twist

Hey Everyone!

How was your weekend? Are you excited about the new week? I am! Monday offers so many possibilities for good things to happen! :)

Last week was home project week and though we didn't accomplish everything we set out to do, we are close to being ready for company. My mom's got a BIG birthday coming up in a couple of weeks. She's coming to visit for a few days and we plan to wine and dine her silly. Looking forward to lots of fun times ahead.

This week it's back to NOTHING TO LOSE with Kennedy and Nick. Can't wait to see what they're up to! I also plan to spend some time with Sabrina and Declan in RUNNING ON EMPTY. Last time I checked in with them, something explosive was about to happen! Hope everyone is all right!

Don't forget that my publisher is giving away 50 copies of MIDNIGHT LIES. Only 11 days left to enter. Midnight Lies Goodreads Giveaway

Also, I noticed that Night Owl Reviews is giving away 20 copies. The deadline is August 23, so be sure to hurry over there and enter! Night Owl Reviews Midnight Lies Giveaway

Here's something super fun. On Wednesday I'll be over at the awesome Norah Wilson's site for Workplace Wednesday where I'll be sharing photos of my office, along with a few other things. I'll also be giving away a signed copy of MIDNIGHT SECRETS and a digital copy of CHANCES ARE. As soon as I have the link, I'll pop on and give it to you. Hope to see everyone there.

Okay, last week I issued a challenge. Not only do I want us to share our favorite reads from last week but also give us your top ten, fifteen, twenty, etc. from your TBR list. It'll be a great way to share even more recommends. And if some of them haven't been released yet, no worries. A few of us might not know that a book is coming out so you'll be helping us out.

My recommend this week is The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders. It was a very different read for me but a delightful surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

As for my top ten books I'm looking forward to reading soon? Here goes:

Once Burned by Susan Vaughan
Profile of Evil by Alexa Grace
Whiskey Rebellion by Liliana Hart
She Can Tell by Melinda Leigh
Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
Every Breath She Takes by Norah Wilson
Hidden by Kendra Elliot
Watch Your Back by Karen Rose (releases February 4, 2014)

So that's my 'up next' list. What about you? And what were your favorite reads from last week?

Have a great week everyone!


Marijane Diodati said...


I am almost finished with Maggie Shayne's Gingerbread Man and it is great! It's Romantic Suspense which may be the reason I am enjoying it.

She also has a new Romatic Suspense series coming out the first of which is Sleep with the Lights On, which is being released the same day as Midnight Lies, September 24, 2013.

I read an ARC of Ruthless, Book 6 in the Faces of Evil series by Debra Webb, and it is great! Release date is 9/27/13.

Books that I am looking forward to read are:

Midnight Lies by you 9/24/13;

Crash and Burn (Book One of the Moreno & Hart Mysteries) by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin 9/2/13;

Ashes, Ashes, They All Down by Lena Diaz 9/10/13;and

She Can Scream by Melinda Leigh 9/17/13.

Christy, you will love She Can Tell and Hidden.

I am a few books behind with Karen Rose but I love her too.

Unknown said...

Start reading Code Name: Ghost (A Warrior's Challenge 1) by Natasza Waters

It came out last month but i only found it last week loved it!

Midnight lies - top of my tbr list i was lucky enough to receive a arc copy from the publisher!
wicked lies - by katie reus and 4 other authors out today
targetted by katie reus out 1st october
Profile of Evil by Alexa Grace
Whiskey Rebellion by Liliana Hart
She Can Tell by Melinda Leigh
Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti

A lot of my tbr file seems to come close to yours christy :D

Tasty Book Tours said...

Oh no....too much for me!!

OK, I just finished CRASH AND BURN by Laura Griffin and Allison Brennen, first in a New Series from the Two authors and I am SOOO addicted already. If you LOVE RS, you need to get this one.

Love Irresistably by Julie James
The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins
Run to You by Rachel Gibson
Strings by Kendall Grey (Dirty)
Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan (Crazy)
Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster 9LOVED)
When Snow Falls by Brenda Novak (Still my favorite of the series)
Always on my Mind by Jill Shalvis (Big Love)

Elke said...

Hi Christy and Everyone,

there is so much going on right now,there was´nt time to stop by . But I did manage to make a list of books I am looking forward reading:

Besides Midnight lies by our most fav author these are:
Always on my mind (Lucky Harbor) and Rumor has ist( Animal magnetism) by Jill Shalvis
Broken Silence and Watch your back by Karen Rose
Cold snap by Allison Brennan
Perfect together by Carly Philips
Shatter ( Phoenix rising) by Joan Swann
After the storm ( KGI series) by Maya Banks
Against the mark by Kat Martin

I am sure there are more I can´t remember at the moment.

Happy reading Everyone and Christy, have a wonderful time with your Mom.

Nicole said...

Happy Monday All!!!

I’m getting ready to change my reading spot. Next week I’m heading up to the Amherst Shore, a beautiful beach area along the Bay of Fundy on the Nova Scotia mainland. My cousins have a cottage there and I’m lucky enough to have an open invitation. I can’t wait to relax on the beach!!!!

WOW Christy, you sure picked a tough task this week. I have so many books on my “To Be Read” list that I may never get around to them all!!! But I’ll give it a shot, I’ll even try to be organized about it!!!

My recommends for today are two series' (of course), one that I just finished and one that I am just beginning. The series I just finished was Denise A. Agnew’s Heart of Justice. There are 4 books in this series, the first, Within His Sight being a novella. The next 3 are full length novels; In Her Defence, Under His Protection and Within His Embrace. It was an excellent series that I really enjoyed!!!

I’m currently reading Elle Kennedy’s Killer Instinct series. It is a 3 book (so far) series. I’m currently reading Book 1, Midnight Rescue. The other two books are Midnight Alias and Midnight Games. The blurb on her web page say: “Enter the high-stakes world of deadly mercenaries and kickass assassins. This action-packed new series features alpha men, lethal women, dark suspense and steamy passion…” This translates to MUST READ to me!!! There are at least 2 more books coming in this series!!!

Onto my TBR’s…..I’m going to split them into books that are already published and books that are yet to be released.

The Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley
The Private Protectors series by Adrienne Giordano
The Rancho Del Cielo series by Dee Tenorio
The Paradise series by Elle Kennedy
The FBI/US Attorney series by Julie James
The Night Stalkers series by M.L. Buchman
Serve & Protect series by Norah Wilson
The Barefoot series by Roxanne St. Claire
The McCloud Brothers series by Shannon McKenna
The SSU Trilogy by Vanessa Kier

To Be Released(in order of release date):
Against the Mark (09 Against Series) by Kat Martin (Aug 27, 2013)
Lethal Pursuit (03 Bagram Special Ops) by Kaylea Cross (Sept 16, 2013)
Midnight Lies (02 Midnight Series) by Ella Grace (Sept 24, 2013)
Targeted (02 Deadly Ops) by Katie Reus (Oct 1, 2013)
Striking Distance (an I-Team Novel) by Pamela Clare (Nov 5, 2023)
Born Wild (Black Nights Inc) by Julie Ann Walker (Nov 5, 2013
Unbreakable (a Section 8 Novel) by Stephanie Tyler (Nov 5, 2013)
Hard as it Gets (A Hard Ink Novel) by Laura Kaye (Nove 26, 2013)
Hot Pursuit (A Sugarland Blue Novel) by Jo Davis (Dec 3, 2013)
After the Storm (a KGI Novel) by Maya Banks (December 31, 2013)

I should note that some of the books on the “Published” section, have been on it for a while. It’s so hard to clear that list when so many great books keep popping up!!!

Have a great week everyone. I hope you all get lots of reading time!!!!!


Alison said...

Hi Christy! We had a productive weekend cleaning and organizing our house. Still more to do, but we made a good dent.

I have one rec from last week...Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley. Great wrap up for the series and lead into a new series. Can't wait to see what happens next!

Here's my list from my TBR that I'm looking forward to reading...I found a few gems I'd forggoten about when I was scrolling through it. This is just a few from my TBR :)

To be Released
Midnight Lies by Ella Grace
Watch Your Back by Karen Rose
Striking Distance By Pamela Clare
Always on my Mind By Jill Shalvis
Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis
The Raider by Monica McCarty
It Happened one Wedding by Julie James

Deadly Secrets By Jaycee Clark
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah Maclean
Killing Time By Cindy Gerard
Blaze By Joan Swan
Guilty as Sin Jami Alden
Tart by Lauren Dane
Against the Edge by Kat Martin

Happy reading everyone!!!

Christy Reece said...

Wow, when you guys are asked a question, you really come through. What an incredible list of great books you're looking forward to reading. I hope everyone jotted down each list. If we just followed all these suggestions, we'll be fixed way past Christmas. :)

And thank you all for including Midnight Lies on your lists. Much appreciated! I love this book and hope you will too.

Be sure to come over and post your favorite reads on today's Recommend Monday.

See you soon!