It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

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Another week has flown by. So fast too.

Despite the back still being a problem, I had a really great week last week. I actually managed to read 1 1/2 books which was fantastic. I was able to achieve some of my blogging goals and I managed to schedule a bunch of posts. I haven’t done that in what feels like forever! But more importantly, I had the most amazing bookish weekend. Seriously could not have asked for a better one. On Saturday I was fortunate enough to be invited to Jaye Ford’s book launch for DARKEST PLACE. It was a fantastic night and I can’t wait to tell you all a bit more about it later on in the week. Then on Sunday I had a long lunch at the beach with a bunch of book ladies and bloggers. It was organised by Kell from Kell’s Bookmark Clique and Ryn, two of the organisers for the Sydney Author Event. Over lunch and a couple of drink we talked about everything, but particularly books … so much so I think my TBR pile tripled! Tripled I tell you! It was a lot of fun though, and I’ve now got a nice bright red sunburn to show for it too (despite sitting under shade inside a building!

If you happened to be around the end of last week, you would have seen that I FINALLY got myself organised and started back up Let’s Talk Books With …. I actually was fortunate enough to get a bunch of people on board, so look out for the Friday (hopefully more regular) posts because they are always a lot of fun.

Currently Reading

Continuing the epic romantic fantasy series that began with Avery, Thorne is a story of courage, sacrifice, and forbidden love. Lovers in Kaya have always died together, bonded in death as in life. But rumors of a cure are rife. A team of young Kayans will be sent on a quest to find the answer—for the very nature of love is at stake. The beautiful but reckless Finn has never shied away from danger, and ending the bond means more to her than anyone knows. This adventure sounds thrilling, but Finn has always been willing to risk too much, and for the first time she has something—or someone—to lose. Crown Prince Thorne, in the neighboring land of Pirenti, has grown up rejecting the legacy of his father’s blood, keeping caged the beast that lies dormant within. But the moment he sets eyes on the wild girl from the Kayan cliffs, his usual caution is thrown to the wind. As the world crumbles around them, can Finn and Thorne cast off the shadows to find a love stronger than either imagined? Or is their true challenge to embrace the darkness within?

 passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveller who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever.

 Just Finished:

Hope To Read:


Sometimes Mr Right is Mr Wrong, and Mr Wrong is definitely Mr Right . . .
Television reporter Chloe Masters is a woman of cool control . . . except when Casanova rugby league player Nick Savage is around. Then cool control goes out the window. Her boyfriend, Marcus, is everything she ever wanted – but it’s getting harder to deny her body’s reaction to Nick . . .
Nick Savage has been head-over-heels since he first laid eyes on Chloe – just a moment too late to stop her connecting with his team mate, Marcus. But when the goalposts shift and he and Chloe are thrown together on a week away, Nick dares her to get physical in whatever way she wants – with a kiss, a punch or anything in between. And if Chloe claims to feel nothing, he’ll leave her alone for good.
How can Chloe say no to a week of mindless passion with the man she hasn’t been able to get out of her head?
Trouble is, a lot can go wrong (or right) in a week . . .


Last week on the blog:

Let’s Talk Books With … Cheryl Adnams, Author of ‘Bet On It’ (+ Giveaway)

3rd Birthday Celebration Giveaway: Darkest Place by Jaye Ford

Happy Release Day ‘Tempting Fate’ by Erin Moira O’Hara

3rd Birthday Celebration Giveaway: Annie West & Michelle Douglas (M&B Authors)

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Historical Settings/Futuristic Societies Settings You Love

3rd Birthday Celebration Giveaway Day 4: A Bindarra Creek Romance

Sunday Shelve it!

WIN ME: don’t forget to enter these great giveaways!

A ONE month subscription the the Australian based YA subscription box ‘THE YA CHRONICLES’


What are you planning on reading this week? Let me know in the comments below 🙂


4 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

    • Jess says:

      Hey Jessy,
      Finally seeing improvements which is so good. Simply being able to sit down for more then ten minutes and to be able to read again is amazing.
      I haven’t read that one yet, it’s on my never ending list of books I simply MUST read asap.

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