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July 18, 2011

Video: It's Monday!

My video last week for It's Monday! What are you reading? seemed to go over well so I decided it give it another go. If you love it, hate it, indifferent to having a video, please let me know. You can read summaries for the new books on my list below the video. Please let me know what you're reading by leaving a comment.

Mr. and Miss AnonymousMr. and Miss Anonymous by Fern Michaels

College senior Lily Madison is on her own and desperate to pay for her last semester of school. With nowhere to turn, she makes the difficult decision to donate her eggs to a fertility clinic. Peter Kelly is also a penniless student who supplements his tuition money by visiting a sperm bank. One day, Lily and Pete meet at the clinic and talk about their secret. They agree the clinic gives them an odd feeling, as if all is not as it seems. Despite their obvious attraction, Lily and Pete go their separate ways.
Nineteen years have passed and Lily often wonders if she has a child somewhere in the world. She also thinks a lot about Pete. Now a wealthy entrepreneur, Pete never forgot Lily either, and when he sees her in an airport one day, he falls for her all over again. But while they enjoy their unlikely reunion, a story on the news has them riveted. Two teenage boys are missing and their disappearance may be linked to the fertility clinic Pete and Lily visited in college. In a shocking twist, one of the boys looks exactly like Pete.
Lily and Pete are now determined to find out what really went on at the clinic all those years ago. When the whole story comes out, the truth will be more than they bargained for. But they will discover that letting go of their secrets from the past is the best way to build a future worth fighting for… From

Confessions Of A PTA Mafia Mom Confessions Of A PTA Mafia Mom by Elsie Love
Elaine Jackerson has found herself in quite a predicament. Her husband, Bob, is sleeping with his secretary, her daughter is experimenting in the backseat with random boys, and her eight year old wants nothing to do with her.

In an attempt to get herself out of her midlife rut, Elaine joins the Herschel Grammar School PTA. Little does she know, Suni Calverson, the current president has handpicked her to be the newest member of the group. As soon as the ink is dry on the signup sheet, Elaine is thrust into a world that she never knew existed. A world where the PTA gets things done with blackmail, bribes, threats and quite possibly guns.

After stumbling across her husband and his secretary humping in his office, Elaine turns to the only friends she has: Suni and her henchmen. They convince her to let them “take care” of Bob. Elaine agrees to the plan, as long as no one dies. Unfortunately for Elaine, Suni has other plans. Before Elaine can sleep off her Mojitos, her children have been kidnapped and Bob has disappeared. Afraid that Elaine will go back on her word, Suni forces her onto a plane to hide out in a posh suite in Las Vegas that belongs to the famous French landscape photographer Gerard Ilg.

Determined to get her children back and avoid jail, Elaine spends her time in Sin City vacillating between planning her escape and trying to stay out of the arms of the much younger, very hot, very Hawaiian limo driver Benjamin Oliana. Does he care for Elaine, or is she just another notch on his Billabong belt? What about her famous host who keeps encouraging her to “find her passion”? Gerard is a man of the world—a man that knows Suni. Can he be trusted? More importantly, can she sort out her feelings, take down the PTA Mafia, and go home to her children? From


  1. very cute! I'm not that daring to do video blogs. Maybe I will give it a try. It adds a level for the blog reader

  2. I love that you have jumped into the realm of vlogs. I am not brave enough to do it. It sounds like you've got some great reviews coming up.

    I am finishing up Incognito by Gregory Murphy. I'm hoping to get to Allie Larkin's Stay. The cover is so stinking adorable it has been calling to me.

  3. YAY for doing another VLOG!!! Come on Melissa - you can do it too! :)

    Enjoy the books!

  4. Sounds like a good week! Nice vlog! Have another great week!

  5. Ooh, Confessions of a PTA Mafia Mom! Looks good!

    Come by for a visit when you have a moment My Bookshelf.

  6. very cool reviewing by vlog! congrats on a big step ")