Spooky's House Of Books

Here at  Spooky's House Of Books your find a mixture of different type of books , because I love to just about anything that has to do with James Rollings and Clive Cussler,paranormal romance,science-fiction,dystopian,young adult,LGBT(gay and ménage- romance),historical romance,history,mysteres,suspense,thrillers,horror,true crime,literature classes, mythology. And theses are  badges that I got  from NetGalley.

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3/25 off my Netgalley List

date read: 5/3/18
rating: *****
title: My Lady Captor
author: Hannah Howell
genre: historical romance
kindle ;4.99
Print List Price 6.99
Print Length: 385 pages
Publisher: Zebra;
ASIN: B00276HAJY
book synopsis
New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell pens a sweeping romance set against the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, where a young woman holding a warrior hostage tries to resist his passionate seduction . . .
Lady Sorcha Hay is devastated to learn that English soldiers are holding her young brother captive. Penniless, the only way she can pay for his freedom is by taking a hostage for ransom herself. Her captive--a wounded knight plucked from the battlefield--is furious to be imprisoned by a woman. But nothing will stop Sorcha from keeping Sir Ruari Kerr enslaved, even as the sight of his bronzed body sets her mind reeling and her senses afire . . .
With her dark mane and soft curves, Sorcha is everything Ruari has ever desired in a woman. As she tends to his wounds, Ruari fights the intense attraction that ignites at her very touch. But he can't afford to lose his heart to his tempting captor. For when he's finally rescued by his men, Sorcha will pay dearly for her treachery--and loving her could put both their lives in peril

2/20 or more Netgalley ARCs

2/25 Netgalley ARS I wanted to read in May
title:Ride the Savage Land (Those Jensen Boys #4)
authors:by William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
pages:378
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Pinnacle (April 24, 2018)
ARC
genre:western
rating:*****
book synopsis
William W. Johnstone.
Keeping the West Wild.

Those Jensen boys, Ace and Chance, know how to ride the savage land. But when they agree to lead a wagon full of women across Texas, they’re just asking for trouble—times five . . .

FIVE MAIL-ORDER BRIDES
A prostitute. A virgin. A tomboy. A woman on the run. And a bank robber’s girlfriend. These five brides-to-be are ready to get hitched in San Angelo, Texas—and it’s Ace and Chance’s job to get them to the church on time. But this is no easy walk down the aisle. It’s one hard journey that could get them all killed . . .

ONE WILD RIDE
One of the brides has a crazy ex-husband gunning for her. Another has a secret stash of $50,000, stolen by her outlaw boyfriend. He’s not letting go—of her or the money. Then there’s a creepy, woman-hungry clan of backwoodsmen who want the brides for themselves, not to mention a fierce, deadly band of Comanche kidnappers. But Ace and Chance swear they’ll protect these ladies—till death do they part . . .

Live Free. Read Hard.

my thoughts
love this series , it reminds me of the Sackett series by Louis L'Amour which is one of my favorite series to read, can't wait to read more of this series and see what happens next to the brothers.With that said I would love to think Netgalley for giving me the change to read and review this book in change for my honest opinion

1/20 or more Netgalley ARCs

Title : Jurassic, Florida
Author:Hunter Shea
Publishers:Kensington Books
Genre: horror
Pub Date 19 Jun 2018
type of book: kindle
ASIN: B075WCNTK6
Price:$1.99
pages:
book synopsis
FLORIDA. IT’S WHERE YOU GO TO DIE.
Welcome to Polo Springs, a sleepy little town on Florida’s Gulf Coast. It’s a great place to live—if you don’t mind the hurricanes. Or the flooding. Or the unusual wildlife . . .

IGUANAS. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE.
Maybe it’s the weather. But the whole town is overrun with the little green bastards this year. They’re causing a lot of damage. They’re eating everything in sight. And they’re just the babies . . .

HUMANS. THEY’RE WHAT’S FOR DINNER.
The mayor wants to address the iguana problem. But when Hurricane Ramona slams the coast, the town has a bigger problem on their hands. Bigger iguanas. Bigger than a double-wide. Unleashed by the storm, this razor-toothed horde of prehistoric predators rises up from the depths—and descends on the town like retirees at an early bird special. Except humans are on the menu. And it’s all you can eat . . .

My thoughts : WOW this brings back memories of the old black and white SCI FI movies I love to watch from the 50s and 60s , where you have gaint monsters vs the human race , and yes i know they still make them today but there's something about those old movies that I love and this story has that something. Also this one was way better then his last book which i read and didn't like , this one is right up there with is first book i ever read which is called The Montauk Monster, with that said I would love to say thinks to Netgalley and the Kensigton Publishing as well as the author for giving me a change at reading and reviewing Jurassic Florida in change for my honost opinion.
rating :5
date read: 5/1/18

May's 2018 Personal Challenge

Come join me if you want to , they don't have to be ebooks or ARCs,just books that you've been meaning to pick up and even if it's not 20 or more ,but just a few ,then those are books that you got off your TBR.

My May 2018  Personal Challenge list
read at least 20 or more ebooks

These are the books I'm hoping to read though this challenge and even if it's only half or just a few I'll be happy.
Netgalley books
0/20
not in any order , just put number beside them so I was sure there was at least 20 or more

1:The Passion of Cleopatra
by Anne Rice; Christopher Rice ( genre: Fantasy )
2: The Legend of Perley Gates
William W. Johnstone; J.A. Johnstone ( genre: western)
3:My Lady Captor by Hannah Howell ( genre: romance)
4:White Houses by Amy Bloom ( genre: historical fiction)
5:American Detective by Thomas A. Reppetto ( genre: true crime)'
6:Sidetracked by Richard T. Cahill ( genre: true crime)
7:Preacher: The Legendary Mountain Man
William W. Johnstone ( genre: western)
8:The Darwin Variant by Kenneth Johnson ( genre: SCI FI)
9:Orca Rising by Chris Hannon ( genre: Young Adult)
10:The Unfleshed:Tale of the Autopsic Bride
Lisa Vasquez ( genre: horror)
11:The Evil Trance by Mark Dysan ( genre: thriller)
12:The Chuckwagon Trail
William W. Johnstone; J.A. Johnstone ( genre: western)
13:Ride the Savage Land
William W. Johnstone; J.A. Johnstone ( western)
14:No Justice in Hell
Charles G. West ( genre:western)
15:Graves of Wrath
Lina Gardiner ( genre: fantasy)
16:The Sheikh's Captive American
Leslie North ( genre: adult romance)
17:Something in the Water
Catherine Steadman ( thriller)
18:The Sheikh's Determined Lover
Leslie North ( genre: adult romance)
19:Jurassic, Florida
Hunter Shea ( genre: horror)
20:Total Bravery
Piper J. Drake ( adult romance)
21:Don't You Dare
A.J. Waines ( genre: thriller)
22:As Sick as Our Secrets
A.B. Whelan ( genre: thriller)
23:The Coroner
Jennifer Graeser Dornbush ( genre: thriller)
24:Wild Hunger
Chloe Neill ( genre: fantasy)
25:Pitchfork Pass
William W. Johnstone; J.A. Johnstone ( genre: western)

Come join me if you want to , they don't have to ebooks if you don't want them to

Challenge : read or at least read 20 or more ebooks ( even if I don't read that many I'll be happy)

 

 

All 79 books off my list

Submerging Inferno (Men of Myth, #1) by Brandon Witt,2; Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill,3 Mark of the Dagger (The Marked Series Book 1) by Stella Rae,4 MacArthur's Spies The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II by Peter Eisner,5 The Romanov Ransom (Fargo Adventure #9) by Clive Cussler,6 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins,7 Last Stop in Brooklyn (A Mary Handley Mystery, #3) by Lawrence H. Levy,8 Her Soldier of Fortune by Michelle Major,9 The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers,10 The New Guinea Job (Case Lee #2) by Vince Milam,11 The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3) by Dean Koontz,12 The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines, #1) by James Rollins,13 Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson,14 Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard,15 Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson,16 I, Ripper A Novel by Stephen Hunter,17 Windsworn (Gryphon Riders Trilogy, #1) by Derek Alan Siddoway,18 Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks,19 Innocent Blood (The Order of the Sanguines, #2) by James Rollins,20 Dragon's Guard (The Dragon Shifter's Mates, #1) by Eva Chase,21 Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe,22 The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson,23 A False Report A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller ,24 The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne,25 Shattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23) by Iris Johansen,26 Wolf Tales 12 Exposed by Kate Douglas,27 Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb,28 Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen,29 Last Girl Gone A Laura Chambers Mystery by J.G. Hetherton30 Code Name Griffin (Griffin #1) by Morgan Hannah MacDonald,31 The Grievance Collectors Dead Day by Karla Hull,32 The Devil's Grin (Anna Kronberg Thriller #1) by Annelie Wendeberg,33, Buckhorn (Buckhorn, #1) by William W. Johnstone, Blood and Thunder The Epic Story of Kit Carson & the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides,35 The Culling (The Culling, #1) by Ramona Finn,36 Touch of Ice (Dawn of Dragons, #1) by Mary Auclair,37; If You Go Down to the Woods by Seth C. Adams,38 Wintersong (Wintersong, #1) by S. Jae-Jones,39 The Lost City of the Monkey God A True Story by Douglas Preston,40 KILL THE GRIFFIN (Griffin # 2) by Morgan Hannah MacDonald, : Pride v. Prejudice (Claire Malloy, #20) by Joan Hess,42: Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris,43: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage,44:, Violent Crimes (Amanda Jaffe, #5) by Phillip Margolin,45 Magnificence (Gwarda Warriors #1) by Madison Thorne Grey,46: The Dolocher by European P. Douglas,47: The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews, 48 And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich,49: Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill,50: The Stalking Death (A Duff MacCallister Western) by William W. Johnstone ,51: Coffin Scarcely Used (Flaxborough Chronicles, #1) by Colin Watson,52;, Sinking the Sultana A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home by Sally M. Walker,53 My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier,54: Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers, #1) by Heather Graham,55 Ancient Egypt Secrets Explained! The Influences Behind Egyptian History, Mythology & The Impact On World Civilization (Egyptian Gods, Pharaohs, Pyramids, History, Anubis, Religion) by Jeffrey Houston ,56: Border War by Lou Dobbs, 57: Survive the Night (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #3) by Katie Ruggle,58: Inherit the Dead by Jonathan Santlofer,59: Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody
60: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King,61 Preacher's Kill (The First Mountain Man, #24) by William W. Johnstone,62 Rise of the Wolf (Wereworld #1) by Curtis Jobling,63 Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young,64 Rattle (The Bone Collector, #1) by Fiona Cummins,65 The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance by Taylor Buck,66 Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri,67 The Kill Room (Lincoln Rhyme, #10) by Jeffery Deaver,68 Agatha Christie A Mysterious life by Laura Thompson,69 Deadly Day in Tombstone (Texas John Slaughter, #2) by William W. Johnstone,70 Inquisition (Jack Howard #10) by David Gibbins, 71: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton,72: Entranced (Guardian Academy #1) by Jessica Sorensen,73: Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison, 74 Prehistoric Life The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth by David Burnie,75 Her Last Lie by Amanda Brittany, 76 Blood Demons by Richard Jeffries,77 Brotherhood in Death (In Death, #42) by J.D. Robb,78 Creature From The Crevasse by Michael Cole, 79 The Bookworm by Mitch Silver

Creature from the Crevasse

title: Creature from the Crevasse

author : Michael Cole

Publisher : Severed Press

ASIN: B0798K3J9Z

kindle prince: $3.99

Print List prince :$11.95

pages:196

Genre: horror, SCIFI

recommend : yes

rating:5

Netgalley ARC

 

book synopsis:

A bizarre series of incidents take place on a usually tranquil lake. Boats are found ravaged, a body torn in two, other people are missing and an injured victim cries of a monster. Chief of Police Morgan Sydney must face the reality that a huge monster is lurking in the lake. With bulletproof scales, territorial aggression, and an insatiable appetite, the beast causes mayhem in the peaceful town. To destroy the creature, Sydney must form an alliance with the sheriff, a local lodge employee, his ex-wife, and an eccentric biologist who has a theory on what the creature is and its origins.

 

my thoughts:

 Wow after reading this I now knew that its not safe to get in any type of water wither its a lake or the sea ,or ocean, because you never know what might be lurking down there, this was my first read of any book by Michael Cole and I went in not know what it was about , I picked it because of the cover and I'm glad I did , it pulled me into the story and remind me of the old scifi movies from the 40s ,50s and 60s , so if you love movies like that then you have to check this one out, what's not to like a type of monster that kills and eat people vs the  Chief of Police  who's trying to stop it. Loved everything about it ,didn't want to  put it down but had to ,to get some sleep . Its the perfect amount of adventure and romance, and it won't be a disappoint . With that said I would like to think Netgalley for letting me read and review it in change for my honest opinion

Books 56- 67

56: Border War by Lou Dobbs, 57: Survive the Night (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #3) by Katie Ruggle,58: Inherit the Dead by Jonathan Santlofer,59: Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody
60: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King,61 Preacher's Kill (The First Mountain Man, #24) by William W. Johnstone,62 Rise of the Wolf (Wereworld #1) by Curtis Jobling,63 Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young,64 Rattle (The Bone Collector, #1) by Fiona Cummins,65 The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance by Taylor Buck,66 Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri,67 The Kill Room (Lincoln Rhyme, #10) by Jeffery Deaver

Update

Submerging Inferno (Men of Myth, #1) by Brandon Witt,2; Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill,3 Mark of the Dagger (The Marked Series Book 1) by Stella Rae,4 MacArthur's Spies The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II by Peter Eisner,5 The Romanov Ransom (Fargo Adventure #9) by Clive Cussler,6 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins,7 Last Stop in Brooklyn (A Mary Handley Mystery, #3) by Lawrence H. Levy,8 Her Soldier of Fortune by Michelle Major,9 The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers,10 The New Guinea Job (Case Lee #2) by Vince Milam,11 The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3) by Dean Koontz,12 The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines, #1) by James Rollins,13 Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson,14 Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard,15 Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson,16 I, Ripper A Novel by Stephen Hunter,17 Windsworn (Gryphon Riders Trilogy, #1) by Derek Alan Siddoway,18 Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks,19 Innocent Blood (The Order of the Sanguines, #2) by James Rollins,20 Dragon's Guard (The Dragon Shifter's Mates, #1) by Eva Chase,21 Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe,22 The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson,23 A False Report A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller ,24 The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne,25 Shattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23) by Iris Johansen,26 Wolf Tales 12 Exposed by Kate Douglas,27 Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb,28 Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen,29 Last Girl Gone A Laura Chambers Mystery by J.G. Hetherton30 Code Name Griffin (Griffin #1) by Morgan Hannah MacDonald,31 The Grievance Collectors Dead Day by Karla Hull,32 The Devil's Grin (Anna Kronberg Thriller #1) by Annelie Wendeberg,33, Buckhorn (Buckhorn, #1) by William W. Johnstone, Blood and Thunder The Epic Story of Kit Carson & the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides,35 The Culling (The Culling, #1) by Ramona Finn,36 Touch of Ice (Dawn of Dragons, #1) by Mary Auclair,37; If You Go Down to the Woods by Seth C. Adams,38 Wintersong (Wintersong, #1) by S. Jae-Jones,39 The Lost City of the Monkey God A True Story by Douglas Preston,40 KILL THE GRIFFIN (Griffin # 2) by Morgan Hannah MacDonald, : Pride v. Prejudice (Claire Malloy, #20) by Joan Hess,42: Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris,43: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage,44:, Violent Crimes (Amanda Jaffe, #5) by Phillip Margolin,45 Magnificence (Gwarda Warriors #1) by Madison Thorne Grey,46: The Dolocher by European P. Douglas,47: The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews, 48 And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich,49: Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill,50: The Stalking Death (A Duff MacCallister Western) by William W. Johnstone ,51: Coffin Scarcely Used (Flaxborough Chronicles, #1) by Colin Watson,52;, Sinking the Sultana A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home by Sally M. Walker,53 My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier,54: Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers, #1) by Heather Graham,55, Ancient Egypt Secrets Explained! The Influences Behind Egyptian History, Mythology & The Impact On World Civilization (Egyptian Gods, Pharaohs, Pyramids, History, Anubis, Religion) by Jeffrey Houston

; Submerging Inferno (Men of Myth, #1) by Brandon Witt,2; Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill,3 Mark of the Dagger (The Marked Series Book 1) by Stella Rae,4 MacArthur's Spies The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II by Peter Eisner,5 The Romanov Ransom (Fargo Adventure #9) by Clive Cussler,6 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins,7 Last Stop in Brooklyn (A Mary Handley Mystery, #3) by Lawrence H. Levy,8 Her Soldier of Fortune by Michelle Major,9 The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers,10 The New Guinea Job (Case Lee #2) by Vince Milam,11 The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3) by Dean Koontz,12 The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines, #1) by James Rollins,13 Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson,14 Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard,15 Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson,16 I, Ripper A Novel by Stephen Hunter,17 Windsworn (Gryphon Riders Trilogy, #1) by Derek Alan Siddoway,18 Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks,19 Innocent Blood (The Order of the Sanguines, #2) by James Rollins,20 Dragon's Guard (The Dragon Shifter's Mates, #1) by Eva Chase,21 Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe,22 The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson,23 A False Report A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller ,24 The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne,25 Shattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23) by Iris Johansen,26 Wolf Tales 12 Exposed by Kate Douglas,27 Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb,28 Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen,29 Last Girl Gone A Laura Chambers Mystery by J.G. Hetherton30 Code Name Griffin (Griffin #1) by Morgan Hannah MacDonald,31 The Grievance Collectors Dead Day by Karla Hull,32 The Devil's Grin (Anna Kronberg Thriller #1) by Annelie Wendeberg,33, Buckhorn (Buckhorn, #1) by William W. Johnstone, Blood and Thunder The Epic Story of Kit Carson & the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides,35 The Culling (The Culling, #1) by Ramona Finn ,36 Touch of Ice (Dawn of Dragons, #1) by Mary Auclair,37; If You Go Down to the Woods by Seth C. Adams,38 Wintersong (Wintersong, #1) by S. Jae-Jones,39 The Lost City of the Monkey God A True Story by Douglas Preston,40 KILL THE GRIFFIN (Griffin # 2) by Morgan Hannah MacDonald ,41: Pride v. Prejudice (Claire Malloy, #20) by Joan Hess,42: Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris,43: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage,44:, Violent Crimes (Amanda Jaffe, #5) by Phillip Margolin, 45 Magnificence (Gwarda Warriors #1) by Madison Thorne Grey,46: The Dolocher by European P. Douglas,47: The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews, 48 And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

The High Tide Club

 

By Mary Kate Andrews
What's it about:
When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.

Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met.
Genre: mystery
Rating: 5
My thoughts
This is my first Mary Kate Andrews book and I can see why people love her books so much , she has a way with words that brings to life the story as well as her characters, and blends the past and the future together .Her stories show what life was like back in the 1941 and how four girls came together as friends and keep a dark secret from everyone including each other . With this story she creates a tale that is suspenseful, emotional , and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists that is non stop from begging to end. You see secrets bright to life that was meant to be kept in the dark and as this secrets come out you see  how they play a role in bring together new friends and family . But not all of it is dark or gloomy there are parts that are funny as well and those part lighting up the dark ones . So with this said I would love to think Netgalley as well as the publishers for giving me a chance at reading and reviewing The High Tide and finding a new author to read in change for my honest opinion.

book haul

goggle play
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) by Thomas Harris, The Serial Killer's Daughter by Lesley Welsh, 55 Graves by Robert P. Maroney, The Killer's Handbook by Robert P Maroney

my sister got me
Haunted (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #15) by Kay Hooper, The Change by S.M. Stirling, Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb, The Golden Lion (Courtney #14) by Wilbur Smith, The Himalayan Codex (R.J. MacCready #2) by Bill Schutt, No Middle Name The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories by Lee Child, Firestick (Firestick #1) by William W. Johnstone, Hang Him Twice (The Trail West, #3) by William W. Johnstone Deadly Day in Tombstone (Texas John Slaughter, #2) by William W. Johnstone, Testament (Jack Howard #9) by David Gibbins, Pride v. Prejudice (Claire Malloy, #20) by Joan Hess, Violent Crimes (Amanda Jaffe, #5) by Phillip Margolin

my mom got me
Blood and Thunder The Epic Story of Kit Carson & the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides

today's book haul from books a million
The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver, The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King, The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #4) by Laurell K. Hamilton, Nest of Serpents by Curtis Jobling, Shadow of the Hawk by Curtis Jobling, Storm of Sharks (Wereworld, #5) by Curtis Jobling

2018 Around The in 52 Books

Challenges 1-11
1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title:Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list:Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link):The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore (winner BEST HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY)

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) The Jungle by Clive Cussler

✔5. A book about or inspired by real events: The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson

6. A book originally written in a language other than English: The Exploits of Juve by Marcel Allain

✔7. A gothic novel:The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1/18/18

✔8. An "own voices" book*:Submerging Inferno by Brandon Witt1/2/18

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc):Blood Sport: Special Agents Flynn and Tanner, FBI by Michael Newton

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)Executive by Leslie Wolfe

11. A literary fiction: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

 

Challenges : 12-23
12. A book set in Africa or South America: The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc):The Blood Gospel by James Rollins 1/28/18

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire:Poseidon's Arrow by Clive Cussler

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure:Inherit the Dead

16. A narrative nonfiction:
Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of the Battle of Britain by Flight Lieutenant David Crook DFC

17. A book you expect to make you laugh:Dead Man Calling by Kendra Ashe

18. A book with a location in the title: Who Killed These Girls?: The Twenty-Five-Year History of Austin's Yogurt Shop Murders by Beverly Lowry

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors): The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

✔20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends: Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill ( friend : Elaine)

21. A book written in first person perspective:Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for: Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Note: this one also has a lot of options to choose from.


✔23. A medical or legal thriller: The Devil's Grin by Annelie Wendeberg

 

Challenges:24-33
✔24. A book with a map: Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson & the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides 2/22/18

✔25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view :I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter

26. A book with a text only cover: Hunted Down by Charles Dickens

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)Dog Company: A True Story of Battlefield Courage, Taliban Spies, and Soldiers on Trial by Roger Hill

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water : Devil's Gate by Clive Cussler

✔29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)Mark of the Dagger by Stella Rae1/23/18

30. A short book:Barbecue, Bourbon and Bullets by M.E. Harmon

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to : Ancient Egypt Secrets Explained!: The Influences Behind Egyptian History, Mythology & The Impact On World Civilization by Jeffrey Houston

32. An alternate history book : Into the Storm byTaylor Anderson

✔33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link) Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard 1/15/18

 

Challenges : 34-43
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link): Ture Crime : The Killing Moon: The worst Australian serial killers you never knew existed by Ryan Arnup

35. A book featuring a murder :Intensity by Dean Koontz

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before: Girls In White Dresses by Alex Gates

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)Wild card : A Book you read for free: The Perfect Horse: the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts

38. A science book or a science fiction book: Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth by David Burnie

✔39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title: I've Been Watching You by K.A. Richardson

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link):Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials: The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler1/17/18

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater:
The Depths by Nick Thacker

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by J.L. Murray

 

Challenges: 44-52
44. A ghost story: Ghost Stories: The Most Terrifying REAL ghost stories from around the world - NO ONE CAN ESCAPE FROM EVIL by Ellen Foster

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
The Ghoul by John Joseph Connelly ( note: this one has a lot of other options so if I change my mind about this one I might pick one of those)

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air: Shock Wave by Clive Cussler

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own:The Dolocherby European P. Douglas

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth): One Wicked Night by Heather Boyd

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)):The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer):Bluegrass Undercover by Kathleen Brooks

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection: Different Seasons: Four Novellas by Stephen King

52. A book published in 2018:The Bookworm by Mitch Silver

up date 34/209

33;5* 2/22/18 

 

34: 5* 2/22/18

all the books I've read so far

Up date to my challenge 30/196 done
1; Submerging Inferno (Men of Myth, #1) by Brandon Witt,2; Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill,3 Mark of the Dagger (The Marked Series Book 1) by Stella Rae,4 MacArthur's Spies The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II by Peter Eisner,5 The Romanov Ransom (Fargo Adventure #9) by Clive Cussler,6 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins,7 Last Stop in Brooklyn (A Mary Handley Mystery, #3) by Lawrence H. Levy,8 Her Soldier of Fortune by Michelle Major,9 The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers,10 The New Guinea Job (Case Lee #2) by Vince Milam,11 The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3) by Dean Koontz,12 The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines, #1) by James Rollins,13 Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson,14 Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard,15 Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson,16 I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter,17 Windsworn (Gryphon Riders Trilogy, #1) by Derek Alan Siddoway,18 Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks,19 Innocent Blood (The Order of the Sanguines, #2) by James Rollins,20 Dragon's Guard (The Dragon Shifter's Mates, #1) by Eva Chase,21 Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe,22 The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson,23 A False Report A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller ,24 The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne,25 Shattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23) by Iris Johansen,26 Wolf Tales 12 Exposed by Kate Douglas,27 Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb,28 Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen,29 Last Girl Gone A Laura Chambers Mystery by J.G. Hetherton ,30 Code Name Griffin (Griffin #1) by Morgan Hannah MacDonald,31 The Grievance Collectors Dead Day by Karla Hull

Update

Sorry guys about not updating, since the 13th of this month I've been sick, went to the ER on the 16th and found out that once again I have acute bronchitis, not fun

2018 Around The Year In 52 Books

The 2018 List

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
✔5. A book about or inspired by real events
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
✔7. A gothic novel:( might change)
✔8. An "own voices" book*
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
11. A literary fiction:( might change)
12. A book set in Africa or South America
✔13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
16. A narrative nonfiction
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
18. A book with a location in the title
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
✔20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
21. A book written in first person perspective
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map
✔25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
✔29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
30. A short book
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
32. An alternate history book
✔33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
35. A book featuring a murder
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
38. A science book or a science fiction book
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
✔41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
44. A ghost story
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018

Currently reading

Under the Dome by Stephen King