Sunday, March 06, 2011

Books Bought and Books Sought

Books Bought

(notice how I managed to get that to rhyme? Pretty good eh?)

A Lot Like Love by Julie James

I've been a fan of hers ever since her first book and I've had the opportunity to meet her several times now and shes a great a person as her books are great reads. I checked and this one isn't available at my local Chapters yet BUT it is available as an ebook and when I got a 20% off coupon from Kobo, it was a given that I'd get this book!!

Devil's Own by Veronica Wolff

I've read another book or two by her and enjoyed them and again, I used a Kobo coupon so the price just couldn't be beat!

Black Hills by Nora Roberts

I don't really buy her series books much anymore (except as J.D. Robb of course) but I still enjoy her stand-alone books. And one simply has to love the bargain book section at Chapters. This one I got in hardcover for the squeal of a deal price of $7.99! That's cheaper than a paperback copy.

Seducing and Angel by Mary Balogh

Again, one must love the bargain book bin. I picked this one up for $6.99!! I haven't read her books for quite some time so I thought I'd try her again. Plus I love the colour purple and I've bought books for just that kind of shallow reason in the past.

Deadly Heat by Cynthia Eden

I just finished a book by her and quite enjoyed it. I thought I'd give this series a try since someone somewhere in blog land really like the second one I think. And once more I'm striking out on who it is.

Well, crap on a cracker! I just noticed this is the second book, not the first. Oh well, I guess that means another trip to the book store.

Everyone Loves a Hero by Marie Force

And this is another shallow reason for buying a book. I was reaching for another book and this one fell off the shelf. I picked it up, read the back blurb, checked the price and thought 'what the heck' and into my pile it went

Books Sought

Defiant by Kris Kennedy

Last year at the RWA conference, Wendy and I traded thoughts on some of the different workshops. She came back from one I missed all excited when she heard Kris Kennedy had signed with Pocket books. She turned me on to this author and I adored The Conqueror. Unfortunately I seem to have misplaced The Irish Warrior before I finished it.
While checking out upcoming books to add to the sidebar somehow this one slipped by me. I was thinking of her the other day wondering when her next book was coming out. When I checked her website, low and behold I discovered her next book, Defiant, was coming out in April. I was most excited to discover this.

And I don't know about the rest of you, but I think that is one might fine cover, even if it is on the beefcakey side.


Wendy said...

That Pocket Spotlight at last year's RWA was full of good news - both Kris Kennedy and Carrie Lofty signed deals with them :)

You know, medieval was always one of those time periods that I could "take or leave" in historicals - but last year 3 of them (including The Irish Warrior) ended up on my Best Of 2010 Reading list. Go figure.

So yeah, really looking forward to Kennedy's upcoming book :)

orannia said...

Ohhh, lots of interesting reading :)

I love medievals, but...I'm oh so picky about them. Two of my favourites are Knight's Move (Jennifer Landsbert) [I'm still sobbing over the fact she only wrote this one book] and The Bought Bride (Juliet Landon). Now, the heroines are beautiful (I don't think I'll ever find a historical romance, including medieval that isn't), but...both books have the marriage of convenience plot (which I adore) and both heroines are...angry for a reason, both good reasons. But both realize they can't go overboard as their situations are precarious. (I hate heroines that don't realize the consequences of their actions.) So, I like them :) Any suggestions along those lines gratefully received :)

Kristie (J) said...

Orannia: I haven't read either of those two!! I shall have to add them to the list to investigate. I love a good medieval though I don't read nearly as many as I once did. But Kris Kennedy wrote a real good one with The Conqueror and as soon as I find The Irish Warrior, I'll see about it too *g*

Wendy: Speaking of RWA, I was just making plans with my sister in the US tonight. Hard to believe how close it's getting!
And she was a delightful surprise so I'm most glad I read your review back when and tried her.

nath said...

LOL, Kristie :) Sounds like you got a good deal out of that coupon!!! :)

I hope you enjoy the Julie James :) I did a lot :)

I know you've been on a break of NR, so perhaps you'll re-discover her with this one :) She is a great author after all :)

Let me know how you enjoy Deadly Heat and the Marie Force :)

Kristie (J) said...

Nath: I’m reading the Julie James book right now, so I saw that you just reviewed it, but I didn’t read your review yet – not ‘til I’m finished so I don’t steal your words *g*. As for the Marice Force book, I was reading it but put it down for a bit. I did see your grade, but again not what you wrote. But the fact that I could put it down, even if I do plan on going back, says it’s looking like it won’t be a fiver for me – heh, heh, heh.
And no sooner did the 20% off coupon expire when I got a new one for $1.00 off!!