Sunday, August 5, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading??

It's Monday! -
What Are You Reading?
is hosted weekly on Mondays
by Sheila from
"One Person's Journey"

Post the books you read last week, books currently reading, and books you plan on finishing this week.

What I read this week...
Defying Destiny
"Defying Destiny"
By: Olivia Downing

She is a Huntress, the last of a long line of warriors who protect the human world from man-eating immortal Wolves.
He is a Wolf Guardian, the only of his shape-shifting kind who can break the 500-year old curse that drives his brethren mad beneath the full moon.
Blinded by duty and vengeance, Maralee chases her destiny determined to rid the world of the monsters that massacred her family and continue to haunt her nightmares. Desperate to end the slaughter, Nash is certain he can prevent Maralee from slaying his people by showing her their humanity. He invites the Huntress into his life and falls for her. He hides his Wolf form from her, knowing he is everything she hates.

"Promises Prevail" 
By: Sarah McCarty
Wyoming Territory 1870 Widowed and barren, Jenna sees the newborn left on her doorstep as a priceless gift worthy of any sacrifice. She knows she'll need a husband to keep the baby, but nothing prepares her for the man who offers. Big and dark, simmering with a deadly intensity, Clint McKinnely could put fear into the devil. He certainly strikes fear into her. But Jenna soon discovers that the man behind the reputation is the one man she longs to trust. A hard man burned out by the choices he's made, Clint is looking for a reason to go on. He finds one in Jenna Hennessy. Lushly plump, sweet and shy, she calls to him on every level. When it looks as though Jenna might lose the daughter she loves for lack of a husband, Clint steps forward. Having Jenna in his home brings Clint a peace he's never known, but even as he ferrets out the secrets that haunt Jenna's nightmares, Clint keeps his own close to his chest, knowing this marriage is temporary because there are some sins a man can't expect his wife to forgive

"Promises Keep" 
By: Sarah McCarty
eing kidnapped into a bordello has a way of changing a woman's focus. On the day Mara Kincaid escapes the Pleasure Emporium, she vows to start living for herself. Rebuilding her life isn't easy as the town isn't fond of reformed fallen doves, but she's a Kincaid and Kincaids are known for their stubbornness. She's successful right up until the notorious ex-marshal Cougar McKinnely comes into town. As big as a mountain, dark as sin, and wearing a reputation as deadly as the knife strapped to his thigh, McKinnely is a man who knows what he wants. By rights, Mara should be shaking in her shoes when he approaches her. But when the powerful half-breed turns his dark gold eyes on her, it isn't fear that has Mara trembling, but rather an overwhelming desire to be the kind of woman Cougar needs to satisfy his deepest desires.

"Dream Lake"
By: Lisa Kleypas
Dream Lake takes readers once again to the exquisite setting of Friday Harbor, and tells the story of Zoe Hoffman, an innkeeper who has all but given up on love. She’s a gentle, romantic soul, but has been so hurt in the past that she dare not trust her heart with anyone. Especially not Alex Nolan. Alex is the most haunted of all the Nolan brothers. He drinks to keep his demons at bay and not only has he given up on love, he has never, ever believed in it. Zoe and Alex are oil and water, fire and ice, sunshine and shadow. But sometimes, it takes only a glimmer of light to chase away the dark. Dream Lake is classic Lisa Kleypas: romantic, powerful, emotional, and magical.

What I'm Reading Now...
Firelight (Darkest London, #1)
By: Kristen Callihan
Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

Cherished (Includes: Delicious, #1)
By: Maya Banks & Lauren Dane

What are you reading this week??


  1. How many sexy books you have on your list last week! Loving it!

    And this week - Firelight looks AMAZING! I read Moonglow (Book 2) and it was so developed and well-written.

    I'm reading a host of different genre's this week: a BDSM/Erotic, paranormal romance, fantasy, and YA Post-apocalyptic book.

    Come on over and check it out!

    Happy reading!

  2. Great week of reading for you. I plan to read Lisa Kleypas this upcoming week too.

  3. Wow, looks like it's going to be a good reading week! Dream Lake sounds intersting and the cover is absolutely stunning!

    Here is what I'm reading this week:

  4. These look like sizzling summer reads. I love the cover art for Firelight!
    Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  5. Dog Loves Drawing looks cute. Your other books are all new to me.

    My favorite read last week was My favorite read last week was I Was Told There'd Be Cake by (audio) by Sloane Crosley which I listened to on my way to and from work Please come see what else I'm reading.

  6. Looking forward to your review of Dream Lake. Firelight and Cherished look good too, I've got quite a few Maya Banks on my reading pile ;)
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  7. Dream Lake looks sweet and I like the covers of McCarty's books!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  8. Lots of great books there, Firelight looks amazing and I keep hearing about it! Happy reading!

    What I've Been Reading

  9. You had a romance week there. Firelight sounds interesting - I wonder if her powers have anything to do with fire or if the flames are representing demons. hmmmm
    Have a good week

    My Monday Reading

  10. Promises Prevail and Firelight sound good!! I actually own Firelight, your post reminded me about it. Have a great week!

  11. Reading Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood, it's really good!
    Have a great week!

  12. I read Rainshadow Road awhile ago, so I'm looking forward to Dream Lake. Thanks for sharing your books...and for visiting my blog.

  13. Out of all these, Dream Lake looks most intriguing to me.
    Thanks for stopping by my Monday post!

  14. someone asked me if I have read FIRELIGHT before. but I had not heard of it until she asked. how is it?

  15. Dream Lake caught my eye last week, but I'm trying hard not to add more books to the pile. You'll have to let me know if it is worth picking up.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Shadow on Night was good. Make sure you read A Discovery of Witches first otherwise you'll be a bit lost.

    Girl Who Reads

  16. Wow! What a week! Defying Destiny looks really good. I love shapeshifter stories

    Kinx's Book Nook

  17. The cover for 'Firelight' is amazing! And 'Cherished' looks...gooood!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all of your books ;)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  18. Congrats on reading four books in a week! Sometimes I'm surprised when I do one of these posts and realize that I've read all of those books in just seven days.
    Happy Reading!

  19. I LOVE the cover for Firelight. I haven't read that series yet; I checked it out but was distracted and returned it without reading. That cover tempts me to revisit it.

  20. I love the look and sound of Firelight! :)

  21. All the books sound so good! Have a great week!

  22. Firelight sounds interesting. A bit of the Phantom of the Opera mixed with Beauty and the Beast? I love both stories so I'm curious to see how it works out. Enjoy your week!

  23. Firelight looks like a great read! I love the cover for it! Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday! post :)

    Happy Reading!

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  24. Firelight looks so pretty! I love, love, love the covers of your books!

  25. Dream Lake looks like a good one! I'm going to the lake for a couple of days this week and can't wait to read, eat, and be lazy! :)


  26. You're got some hot looking covers this week!

  27. The Lisa Kleypas book looks good - I've never read anything by her before but I've heard good things about her books.

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  28. I love the cover for Dream Lake. Firelight has been on my to read for a long time. I hope you have a great reading week:) Thanks for stopping be my Monday post.