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December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012: What I'm Reading


It's the last day of 2012! Did you reach your reading goal this year? My goal was 55 books. I reached it back in September and finished the year with 82 books read, plus a couple of manuscripts for work. You can read my End of the Year Wrap Up post to see the Top 10 Most Viewed Posts, authors who visited the blog, and all the books I read.

Blog hops are a great way to drive traffic to your blog and discover new blogs. Terri Giuliano Long and a few other authors are hosting Classic Reads Blog Hop Jan. 3 - 7. Sign up and discuss what makes a book a classic. There are PRIZES!

While I have a few more romance/chicklit books to review, I gave you a break and shared my review of young adult fantasy adventure Shadow Mage by John Forrester.

Speaking of my reading habits this past month, I think with the holiday coming to an end I've satisfied that itch. Take a look at what I finished up and will start reading in the new year:


Three generations of women. Four secrets. One stage. When matriarch Maeve Apple receives a letter in the mail that Princess & the Pauper is being remade, she believes she’s 25 again and ready to relive her stardom. Meanwhile, her daughter Bess is dealing with her mother’s dementia, her own divorce and planning her youngest daughter’s wedding - on the Luxe Weddings reality show. Bess’ eldest daughter, Kelly, has a secret of her own that could threaten her chance at love again. Curvy Gwen, the youngest, may be the star of Luxe Weddings, but she finds her heart belongs on the stage, attracted by the lights and her co-star, as they search for Maeve’s long-lost pauper and the biggest secret of all. Told in alternating points of view, Something New explores the bonds of family, love and making memories we'll never forget. From
 Find Something New at Goodreads, Amazon, and IndieBound.

Wrongly convicted of killing her philandering husband, Mazie Maguire is three years into her life sentence when fate intervenes—in the form of a tornado. Just like that, she’s on the other side of the fence, running through swamps and cornfields, big box stores and suburban subdivisions. Hoping to find out who really murdered her husband, Mazie must stay a few steps ahead of both the law and her mother-in-law, who would like nothing better than to personally administer Mazie the death penalty via lethal snickerdoodle. With the Feds in hot pursuit and the national media hyping her story, Mazie stumbles upon a vast political conspiracy and a man who might just be worth a conjugal visit—if she survives. From
Find The Escape Diaries: Life and Love on the Lam at Goodreads and Amazon.


What would you do if you could see into the future?

As a child, he dreamed of being a superhero. Most people never get to realize their childhood dreams, but Corrigan Bain has come close. He is a fixer. His job is to prevent accidents—to see the future and “fix” things before people get hurt. But the ability to see into the future, however limited, isn’t always so simple. Sometimes not everyone can be saved.

“Don’t let them know you can see them.”

Graduate students from a local university are dying, and former lover and FBI agent Maggie Trent is the only person who believes their deaths aren’t as accidental as they appear. But the truth can only be found in something from Corrigan Bain’s past, and he’s not interested in sharing that past, not even with Maggie.

To stop the deaths, Corrigan will have to face up to some old horrors, confront the possibility that he may be going mad, and find a way to stop a killer no one can see.

Corrigan Bain is going insane . . . or is he?

Because there’s something in the future that doesn’t want to be seen. It isn’t human. It’s got a taste for mayhem. And it is very, very angry. From
Fixer is not available until March 2013, but learn more about it at Goodreads.

Gen Y has been picked apart by analysts, statistics, and trend reports, which often portray 20-somethings in negative, one-dimensional terms like "entitled" and "whiners". In this thought-provoking new book that aims to dispel these stereotypes, journalist Hannah Seligson chronicles the lives of seven individuals who embody this generation, exploring their challenges and ambitions in vivid detail and sketching a picture, through their eyes, of what life is actually like for young adults. Through these first-hand stories, readers will discover the transformational effect this enterprising, open-minded, innovative, and diverse generation is having on society. From
Find Mission: Adulthood at Goodreads, Amazon, and IndieBound.

Are you trying to cram a few more books in before the ball drops at midnight? Perhaps you are planning you 2013 reads. Either way, let me know what is keeping you entertained.

Happy New Year!

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  1. Between two jobs, writing a book, and tending to four of my five is in college now...I didn't get a whole lot of reading in. I did read The Hunger Games trilogy, The Lucky One, The Enchanted by K B Hoyle, and I restarted with the new release of K B Hoyle's The Six. Of course, in writing my own work, I've had to read it at least twenty times!