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W… W… W… Wednesdays

Image for weekly meme W... W... W...This weekly meme, hosted by MizB, over at ‘Should Be Reading’, is a snapshot of where I am at in my reading schedule.

To play along, just answer the following three questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

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As I probably won’t be able to contribute every week, I have taken the liberty of adding in a couple more W…’s, which came to mind.

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What are you currently reading?

‘Double Trouble’ by Betty Sullivan La Pierre

Amazon ImageWhen Nancy Gilbert’s sister, Tanya Stowell is murdered, the person she turns to for help is former Company agent Tom Casey. Afraid for herself and her family, Nancy hires Tom to protect her from her ex-husband who’s just gotten out of prison. Believing Drew Harland, the ex, killed her sister, she panics when he suddenly turns up in town.

What Nancy, Tom, and his associates don’t realize is that someone else is in the background with murder on the mind. When some of the main players, including the main suspect, start turning up dead themselves, Tom realizes that they could all be victims if this silent killer isn’t caught, and soon!

What did you recently finish reading?

‘An Uncertain Refuge’ by Carolyn J. Rose

Amazon ImageA child orphaned by violence. A woman sworn to protect and raise him. A killer come to claim him. A few deadly minutes in An Uncertain Refuge.

Kate Dalton lives by the rules of honesty and fair play until she steps between a battered woman and the man intent on killing her. Amanda Blake barely survives; her ex-husband dies by Kate’s hand. The repercussions force Kate from her job at a domestic violence shelter. Fleeing unwanted publicity and yearning to break with her past, she heads to the Oregon coast, burdened by a coerced promise to Amanda—to care for the nine-year-old son of the man she killed and shield him from the truth.

For several weeks Kate holds a tattered web of lies together. Then Way-Ray’s vengeful uncle murders Amanda, an ambush journalist tells the story, and the boy bolts in horror. Aided by a dangerous man she only half-trusts, Kate searches for the boy she’s come to love. But a sadistic killer intent on claiming his kin is watching every move.

What do you think you’ll read next?

‘Bohemia’ by Veronika Carnaby

Amazon ImageDon’t miss out on Veronika Carnaby’s thrilling new read for the modern beatnik, in which she provides a wild, unrestrained account of ’60s counterculture youth bursting out of their creative shells. In her debut novel, Veronika Carnaby picks up where the Beat Generation left off. Set in 1960, Bohemia chronicles a group of twenty-somethings who defy the “ideals” of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment. In the process, they spotlight the creative path that artists of all mediums tread, all the while depicting the challenges faced by youth in the decade that changed the world.

What was the last book you reviewed?

‘The House On Willow Street’ by Cathy Kelly

Amazon ImageWelcome to Avalon: a quaint, sleepy town on the Irish coast. Nothing has changed here for generations – least of all  the huge mansion on Willow Street; the house in which sisters Tess and Suki Power grewup.

Now, years later, Tess is trying to save her marriage and protect her glamorous sister Suki who has come back home, dreams shattered. Similarly, Mara Wilson is seeking refuge from a broken heart at her Aunt Danae’s house. And Danae, the inscrutable postmistress, is hiding dark memories of her own.

Now that the big house is up for sale, change is blowing on the cold sea wind. But before they can look to the future, these four women must face up to the past …

You can read my review here..

What book review are you working on now?

‘Until There Was You’ by Jessica Scott

A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Captain Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure—except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. From that moment on, though, Evan has been at odds with her, through two deployments to Iraq and back again. But when he is asked to train a team prepping for combat alongside Claire, battle-worn Evan is in for the fight of his life.

Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to earn the rank on her chest. In Evan, Claire sees a rigid officer who puts the rules before everything else—including his people. When the mission forces them together, Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye. He’s more than the rank on his chest; he’s a man with dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.

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Stop by and leave a link to your own reading schedule, I can’t wait to visit and check them all out!
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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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8 comments
  • Double Trouble looks really interesting. I like the look of An Uncertain Refuge too. I hadn’t heard of these books before! I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

    • Hi Chrissi,

      ‘An Uncertain Refuge’ was a fantastic read. The mystery and suspense was there, but this was also a story of human relationships and personal discovery as well.

      ‘Double Trouble’ is shaping up well so far. A fast paced, ever changing scenario, which keeps the reader as much on the back foot, as the detectives trying to solve the case.

      Both recommended reading if you are a lover of mystery and suspense.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi Beth,

      Thank you for choosing to vist Fiction Books today. I love ‘meeting’ new people, so your visits will always be welcome and your comments always appreciated.

      All of my books this week, were review requests direct from the authors, so there are some very different storylines, to those which I would typically have chosen for myself.

      In fact, my reading from the recent past and well into the forseeable future, is almost exclusively author driven, with the odd request from a publisher on behalf of an author.

      I have been treated to some amazingly good writing and books with such individuality and original storylines, that I haven’t read the same genre twice in a row for some time now!

    • Hi Tracy,

      ‘Double Trouble is shaping up into a great story.

      It’s not a ‘blood and guts’ thriller, but a great detective mystery, with loads of suspense and more twists and turns to the plot than enough.

      I keep thinking that I have the plot sussed out, then something else happens to turn things on their head again!

      I am reserving judgement about Bohemia, until I read it. I was born in the late 1950’s, so the 1960’s storyline is too early for me, but the decade definitely brought about many changes which I can relate to.

      Thanks for the interest in today’s post, I always appreciate your visits.

    • HI Naida,

      I find that I am spending more time blogging than reading these days, which is getting quite frustrating, as I really aim to get through a lot more books than I am doing. I do also enjoy the blogging side of things though and of course chatting to the various authors who contact me. I shall just have to get tough with myself and apportion my free time more equally.

      The review of ‘Until There Was You’ should be out later next week, it just needs some final tidying up and checking over.

      Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to and value your visits.

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