Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Best of the Bookshelf

It's Best of the Bookshelf time again and I'm barely making it for April. So what are the Playfriends reading? Keep reading and find out!

I'm reading BAREFOOT IN THE SAND by my very good friend Roxanne St. Claire. Well, I'm not reading it yet because it was just released yesterday and I wanted a paper copy rather than the e-book. CORRECTION: I couldn't wait. The e-book version is on my Kindle now to be started tonight after work. ~grin~. This is the first book of her new Barefoot Bay series. You may be familiar with her romantic suspense titles, but she writes terrific romances without the bad guys, guns and killing. Here's the blurb:

When all you hold dear is taken away . . .

When a hurricane roars through Lacey Armstrong's home on the coast of Barefoot Bay, she decides all that remains in the rubble is opportunity. A new hotel is just what Mimosa Key needs, and Lacey and her teenage daughter are due for a fresh start. And nothing, especially not a hot, younger architect, is going to distract Lacey from finally making her dreams a reality.

A second chance is the only thing you have left.

Love has already cost Clay Walker everything. And if he's going to have any chance of picking up the pieces of his life, he needs the job as Lacey Armstrong's architect. What's not in the plans is falling for the headstrong beauty. Her vision of the future is more appealing than anything he could have ever drafted for himself. Will Clay's designs on Lacey's heart be more than she can handle, or will she trust him to build something that will last forever?

Smarty Pants is reading DEAD IN THE FAMILY by Charlaine Harris.

I lost a little steam in reading the series when I had to wait for book 10 to come out. Fickle as I am, I never got around to reading 10 once it was finally released. Meeting Charlaine Harris and finding out how nice she is got me fired up to read the books again. So I picked up a copy of Dead in the Family and I’m throwing myself back into the vampire-riddled, werewolf smelling, fairy-dusted world of Sookie Stackhouse. (Look back at last Friday's blog and you can see a photo of SP and Ms. Harris.

Problem Child is reading WHAT LIES BENEATH by our very own Andrea Laurence.

RT Bookreviews gave it a “Top Pick” and says it’s a great book by a debut author to watch. I totally agree. I love the twist on the amnesia trope, and Laurence’s voice is fantastic. I’m looking forward to many more books from this author!

Instigator is reading THE CALLING by Kelley Armstrong

Uh…the only book I’m reading right now is my own. But as soon as I’m done with that I’m rewarding myself with The Calling by Kelley Armstrong. I’ve been waiting for the 2nd book in her Darkness Rising Series forever (at least it feels that way). Looking forward to losing myself in it.

Angel is reading DARKNESS DAWNS by Dianne Duvall

Recently I needed a nice break and ran across this hunky cover in the local bookstore. Add in a type of vampires and I'm sold! Lucky me, this book was great. So good that I immediately bought book 2 on my Kindle and read it the next day. Darkness Dawns pairs centuries-old Roland with school teacher Sarah, who isn't about to let his gruff exterior keep her from rescuing him from the vampires staking him to the ground beneath the rising sun. She's a great force against the wall he's built between himself and the world. But can she prevail against a species that should only exist in fiction?

What are YOU reading? We're always open to new books and authors.

PS. Today is the last stop on Andrea's blog tour. Join her at the Pink Heart Society for the extended cut of her call story and get your final entry to win the seaglass locket!


Angel said...

This makes me want to while away the hours reading instead of facing my 80,000 word revisions....

bn100 said...

All the books sound good. I'd like to read the books on the list.