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Jordan and his cousin Taylor ready for their games last Sunday.
Hey all! I’m running late, you know, my normal on Fridays the last couple of weeks. This week I swear it’s not my fault…we are blaming my doctor. He put me on a new medicine for my hives that though it works great, it knocks me out completely – like I’m trying to figure out the point of even removing myself from my bed when I am on it. But, I’m not scratching. 😀
Soccer season has started, as you can see from the picture above. Alyce isn’t playing this season but the other 3 are. I love that picture above. We have pictures of those 2 as babies dressed alike and here they are at 15 and 16 (they are 7 months apart, in the same school district and play for the same soccer club) and I really want to put it together with the picture above and say see! You still dress alike. 😀
We have soccer pictures tomorrow and Nano’s game (Pato is coaching this season instead of me, yay!) and then 2 games on Sunday, thankfully both at home and at different times, unlike the week before. I’ll get to watch both kids play.
On to what I’m reading.
This first book I started today and I am really loving the eerie feel to it. I think it’s going to be amazing and I am going back to it and my bed as soon as I get done typing this up and take another one of the pills that puts me to sleep.
Manroot By Anne Steinberg
In the spring of 1939, Katherine Sheahan and her father, the taciturn Irishman Jesse, are looking for work in the isolated tourist town of Castlewood, Missouri, which offers bathing, gambling and adultery. Jesse gets a job as handyman and Katherine as maid at a small hotel. Jesse drinks and neglects his work and eventually disappears, abandoning his daughter. Katherine discovers the ginseng, the manroot, and other secrets of the foothills; she discovers herself as a natural healer who has inherited this gift from her Navajo Indian mother. She also has a special but unwelcome gift. She can communicate with spirits.
Among the hotel s regular clientele is Judge William Reardon, a local hero who metes out justice by day, then drinks the foul taste away at night. Escaping his sterile marriage, he becomes captivated by Katherine. He is like a man reborn. Theirs is a union of like-minded souls, but a dangerous dark magic is released. Can their love survive?
A powerful, haunting novel that explores the powerful themes of identity and destiny, love everlasting and its brutal twin, violence.
Next up is this little gem (Yes, I might have judged a book by it’s cover and said I must read this.):
See Jayne Play by Jami Denise
Jayne King lived in a world of players. She¹d been groomed by her father to win, taking no prisoners in her quest to reach the top.
But, it was never enough. She wanted out, and just when she finds her escape, she¹s pulled back into the underground crime world of Las Vegas. One phone call spins her life out of control, and she once again has to live her life behind a mask of lies.
Her body is for sale, but her heart is off limits. Flynn Maguire, professional gambler and notorious ladies¹ man, always wins. Always. As the son of the heir to the Emerald Hotel and Casino fortune, he¹s always had his desires delivered on a silver platter. When he crosses paths with Jayne King, he will stop at nothing to have her.
Nothing has ever stood between him and what he wanted, and there wasn’t an amount of money too high to pay to own her. He realizes too late, that money can¹t buy her heart, and he finds himself in a place he never he¹d be. In love.
And last, one whose title I just adore:
The Secret Bliss Of Calliope Ipswich by Marcia Lynn McClure
“Oh! Do link arms with me, Calliope,” Blanche whispered, her brown eyes widening with apprehension. She took Calliope’s arm, tightly linking it with her own. “The old Mulholland house still gives me the willies every time I walk past it. I hate to think on what might have gone on inside. It’s truly terrifyin’!”
“Oh, don’t be silly, Blanche,” Calliope said, feigning calm. “Poor Prudence’s lunacy…it’s sad. And besides, her fiendish acts were not committed inside the house. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just…it’s just a sad, empty building.” Calliope Ipswich felt the hypocrite, however, as an uncomfortable shiver of residual dread and unease shuttered down her spine,
More than six months had passed since the All Hollow’s Eve when the dangerous state of Prudence Mulholland’s fracturing mind had been revealed to the townsfolk of Meadowlark Lake. And now, each time Calliope thought of poor Prudence and her family, not only did her heart ache for their family’s unhappy lot but a chill of lingering horror rippled through her being.
In truth, at times Calliope wondered if it had all been simply a bad dream—a nightmare. But it hadn’t. It really had happened—all of it.
Then I’m hanging my head in shame as I say I still have to finish Parting Burden and Sleepless Nights. Parting Burden was longer than I thought (but AMAZING) and I’ve had to read in between my tour reads, which is not working well when I’m falling asleep. Sleepless Nights I bought myself, but I wanted to read and review it while the tour is still going on. I’ve started it too. It also is awesome.
Books I bought this week. I don’t remember how many I have bought in a medicine induced haze, it might be a bit, it might be out of control. Let’s see.
ummmmm out of 42 digital orders last week, I bought 5 99 cent and 1 $1.99 (wife number 7 was on sale, another book I have heard is amazing) books. The others were marked down to free. Not overly bad on spending. It’s so hard to resist sometimes. If you want to grab the free books, follow me on Twitter or like me on Facebook. Those can go by really fast, especially when it’s one on my wish list marked down.
Jesus Freaks: Sins Of The Father is still free though. Grab it now. I’ve heard AWESOME things about this book and it’s a new release.
Forever Family – 99 cents
Not Everyone’s Mama