What I’m Reading This Weekend #FridayReads (34)

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How are you all this morning?  I’m cursing the weather right now.  A lot of you know that I coach my 7 year old’s soccer team and we need to practice tonight because tomorrow is our first game of the season.  The problem is there is a bit of snow on the ground and it is flipping cold out.  I’m waiting to hear from my assistant coach to see if he thinks we should go ahead and practice in snow boots or go in tomorrow and have a practice before the game.  It’s hard to make my 7 year old practice in this when my 15 year old came in from practice looking like this yesterday –

It was in the low 40’s, raining, and hailing on him for an hour and a half.  He couldn’t feel his arms when he got in the car, which one might say that’s ok – no hands in soccer, except he is the goalie.  He needs his hands.

Poor guy.  I still feel bad that he had to practice in that.  He stood in the shower last night until the water started going cold trying to warm up.

It’s really hard to make your 7 year old go through that.

Well, in the middle of writing this, my assistant coach got back to me and he thinks we should cancel.  That was my gut instinct if you couldn’t tell.  Now I just have to wait and see if my 9 year old is going to have practice tonight.  (Speaking of Kat – can you believe she is going to be 10 on Sunday?)

On to my books for this weekend.

I just read and reviewed Tears Of Tess and I started this one last night:

“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right.”

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster..

Purchase Quintessentially Q

Pepper Winters

This next one I bought because one of my friends said it was amazing.  She’s one of those people that when she recommends a book, you grab it.  She’s just that good.

I won’t lie. I didn’t take a contract job in Afghanistan because I wanted some grand adventure, or to experience another culture, or even for the money. I came to escape. I came hoping the desert air would make tears impossible, and that the sand and dust might choke out the lingering memories of an ex-husband, his infidelity, and the twenty-four-year-old college student now living my life.
How was I supposed to know I’d find so much more? That the barren Afghanistan land was housing the most refreshing drink of water around, Jason Trey.
Unexpected Oasis is adult romance and not intended for readers under 18.

Purchase Unexpected Oasis

C.D. Hussey

Then I have this coming up for review.

Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Reed has always been a rule follower. Organized and cautious to a fault, her dreams for life are often filed away for future use—when she has a house, when she meets her future husband, when she has been at her visual display job at a chic Dallas boutique longer…Kylie always has a reason for living her life in the future, not in the present, and not living her life to the fullest and reaching her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
The only exception to rules, of course, would be running away with Prince Harry—Kylie’s ideal man. A hot, fun ginger boy would be worth breaking all the rules for, of course.  And Kylie is sure Harry just needs the right, centering woman to settle him down.  But living in Dallas and not knowing Prince Harry make this a non-option.
Or does it?
Because when Kylie accidentally falls into the lap of a gorgeous ginger boy—yes, even more gorgeous than the real Prince Harry—all bets are off. Could this stranger be the one to show Kylie how to take a chance, to face her fears, and live in the present?  And could this stranger be the Prince Harry she has been waiting for? Kylie’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns thanks to this chance encounter, and she knows her life will never be the same because of it…

Purchase Waiting For Prince Harry

Aven Ellis

Lastly, I want to squeeze this one in, because I love Julia Sykes.  It’s a novella, so I should be able to get it in tonight after I finish Quintessentially Q.

Note: Mentor is NOT a romance. But when trapped in the dark, the blacker shades of lust can be confused with love.
I had a life, a plan, a future. Then He ripped everything away from me, for nothing more than his own amusement. He took me and told me that my life was his now.
He wants to break me. If I can just appease him, if I can pretend to be broken, he might drop his guard enough to allow me the chance to escape him. The problem is, sometimes I forget that I’m pretending, and this horrific new life becomes all too real.
Is it so horrific after all?
That thought alone should terrify me. What’s really frightening is that it doesn’t.
WARNING: This book contains violence, non-consensual sex, and disturbing situations. It is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
Mentor is part of the Impossible series, but it is standalone story. It is connected to Knight (Impossible #2), but it can be read before or after that without anything being spoiled.

Purchase Mentor

Julia Sykes

I think that’s enough reading fun for this weekend, if I can get it done between 4 soccer games and Kat’s birthday. 😀

What is on your list this weekend?  New releases I haven’t checked out yet?  Old goodies that you haven’t read yet?

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Heather has read 83 books toward her goal of 200 books.

I think all the books I have read are on there.  I still need to right reviews for Tyler & Stella, Bluegrass State Of Mind, and Tara West’s latest – Say Please.  Life got crazy for awhile and I was barely keeping my head above water getting the posts up that I had to do.  I just looked at last Friday’s post and Sierra isn’t on the challenge up there yet (nor have I reviewed it, bad me), so I’m at 84 books as soon as I get that one accounted for.

How is your reading challenge going?

I hope you all have a great (hopefully warm) weekend!

Not Everyone’s Mama

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  • Theresa Trageser Hernandez

    Glad to see you got the newsletter working again!

    In honor of Autism Awareness month, I’m reading a sweet YA romance called “How to Say I Love You Out Loud” by K.A. Cozzo. It’s about the new girl in town, Jordyn Michaelson, who tries to keep the fact that she has an autistic brother from her friends, but she learns to find her voice and speak up for herself and her brother.

    • heathermanning

      Me too Theresa! I wanted to use MailChimp cuz it is prettier than feedburner but didn’t know that you couldn’t just plop your rss feed in there and go. 😀

      This sounds good! Going to go put it on my TBR!