The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received. Read more
I’ve kind of been in a funk the last few days, and I’m not sure why. I’m having a hard time finding a book that holds my interest for more than a few chapters, so I set my Kindle down this morning and spent some time playing with Crunchyroll. If you haven’t heard of the site before, Crunchyroll bills itself as “the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media.” They offer free streaming of anime and manga, as well as paid memberships for access to a larger library of titles with no advertising. Everything I’m going to talk about today I viewed under their free offerings.
I am still recovering from July 4th weekend and a horse show Wednesday night (which I’ll tell you all about on Sunday), but don’t worry, I still have a goody for you today. I have an excerpt from Deborah Harkness’ The Book of Life, which releases next week. I also have a copy up for grabs, US residents only, please, so be sure to enter the giveaway below!
Here’s a look at some books that I read recently but never got around to reviewing.
Jennifer Chance dropped by with a special guest post. Check it out, and then be sure to enter the giveaway!
Five Things You’ll Never Find in Jake Flynn’s Bedroom by Jennifer Chance
Julie, hello and thank you so much for inviting me to your blog today. I absolutely loved your question about Jake’s bedroom, so let’s go behind the door and see what we find out about the hero of my newest release, FAKE IT!
Jake is kind of a minimalistic guy, since he’s generally on the go. He’s just as comfortable in a tent on the beach, as he is in a gorgeous hotel room with all the furnishings. But when it comes to his own bedroom, here are five things you will NEVER find:
1. A Calendar or Day Planner
Jake doesn’t get too hung up on what day it is, or what “appointments” he should be scheduling in the future. He has been known to go off riding for weeks at a time, and when you do that, one day pretty much flows into the other. If he says he’ll show up with your new bike: he’ll show up. Eventually. Of course, with an attitude like that, he knows he’ll have his hands full with planner-obsessed workaholic Anna Richardson . . . then again, having his hands full of Anna is never a bad thing. Read more
To Marry a Scottish Laird
An English Bride in Scottland #2
By: Lynsay Sands
Releasing June 24th, 2014
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!
Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn’t count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Anne! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Anne Marsh] Introvert, observer, bookish, loyal, yoga-pant-wearing (you-know-if-I-hyphenated-I-could-totally-get-around-this-five-word-limit-hah!).
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?Read more
Pocket Star has some great digital releases hitting stores today, and I have excerpts to share. I think Fixer looks awesome, and can a romance reader actually resist a new release from Lisa Renee Jones? And last but certainly not least, for all of you Star Trek fans, there’s a new novella based on the Original Series to sink your teeth into. Check out Pocket Star’s online community at XOXO After Dark.
FIXER by Jeff Somers
A prequel story to We Are Not Good People, the gritty new supernatural thriller from master storyteller Jeff Somers. Enter the hidden world of blood mages—and their victims.Read more