Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hauling Sunday XXIII

It's been a very quiet week for me and quiet week-end as well. I've decided to just relax this week-end for several reasons... the most important was because I was tired which is an excellent reason. Not really tired physically, but my eyes were burning and I'm starting to really have dark rings under them. Another good reason is that my boss is coming back tomorrow. Sigh. Every good thing has to come to an end... At the same time though, I'm ready for him to be back. Better for him to be back than us always wondering when he's coming back :P

I also went to a funeral yesterday. One of the priests that I know passed away :( It was a shock that he went so fast - 2 months after his generalized cancer diagnostic, but at the same time a blessing that he hasn't suffered too long. It was all very sad, but at the same time, nice to see the other priests faces.

Book-wise, this week was pretty quiet. All these books were bought last Sunday :)

An Indecent Proposition by Emma Wildes - This was the only Emma Wildes book that I haven't read and I wanted to give it a try. The reason why I've put it off for so long was the blurb - a woman stepping up to be the judge in a bet between two friends on who is the best lover. After reading her books, I now had enough faith in her writing to believe she'd pull it off, even if this was her debut novel :)

Alien Tango by Gini Koch - Read and really enjoyed Touched by an Alien, so need to get the sequel :)

The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron - Third book in the series.  I've come to realize something though. I really like skimming through the book, Ms Aaron has a really pleasant writing style... but reading the entire book? Hmmmm ^_^;

Cold Midnight and True Vision by Joyce Lamb - I was looking for contemporary romance and these came the closest to what I was looking for, even though they're romantic suspense. What surprises me though is that these are Berkley releases and I've never seen them around on blogland...

Game Over by Taylor Keating - Okay, I'm unsure about this one... it's fantasy/sci-fi-ish... seems like the heroine is sucked into another dimension that might be part of a game? The reason I bought it was 1) I need another book to make my purchase 50$ to use a coupon, 2) it's a Tor release and 3) there's a sequel... LOL.

So there you have it, my books for this week. I was actually tempted to go to the UBS, but it's just too far away ^_^; However, as there is going to be very little romance releases before Christmas, I might treat myself to the UBS :)


  1. Hi Nath
    Good haul there. I'm a HUGE Joyce Lamb fan. Bought Cold Midnight on a whim - didn't know it was about a former tennis player - Bonus!!
    I went searching for her backlist & they are very hard to find, no paperbacks just hardcovers. Loved everything I read. Never read anything like True Visions & I'm looking forward to True Colors Jan 1/11.
    I find her writing very smart.

  2. Hi nath!
    Sorry I haven't been by in a while. Finally catching up! Sorry to hear about the funeral you attended. :(

    I haven't really seen much around about any of these books, but they all look good! And look good together, too. So color coordinated. LOL. Enjoy! :)

  3. Can't wait to hear what you think of Alien Tango. Martini....sigh.

  4. Sorry to hear about your priest passing away. Makes you appreciate what you have, knowing it can be gone so quickly.

    I did get the two Gini Koch books since you and Ames liked the first one so much. And I have no idea when I'll read them. :)

  5. I'm sorry to hear that the priest passed away but it is a blessing for him and those who loved him that he didn't suffer.

    I'd like to know how the Lamb books are. ;)

  6. Mary G - Yeah, the tennis player heroine is what convinced me to get this book. Does she have an extensive backlist? I thought that Cold Midnight was her debut novel ^_^;

    I thought Cold Midnight was okay though. I liked the beginning... but at some point in the investigation, I just got angry. I don't know, I thought Chase was pushing Kylie a bit too much at certain times. Going to read True Visions though.

    Christine - No biggie, Christine! I know you're busy and seriously, I've been lazy on the blog-hopping as well, so I totally understand!!

    LOL, the color coordination wasn't planned :P

    Amber - Did you read it, Amber? It's pretty good so far :) I really like Martini, but I'm annoyed that everyone wants Kitty ^_^;

    Leslie - Thanks, Leslie. He wasn't my priest per se (I'm not catholic), but he was a good friend and it's just unfortunate he went so fast :( I wished I could have said goodbye... I'm just happy that we made it to his funerals.

    LOL, they're fun books. I think that when you read the first one, you'll just want to get to the second :)

    Ames - Thanks Ames! :)

    Tabitha - I know. I'm really glad he didn't suffer...

    and yes, I'll let you know for the Lamb books. So far, I thought that Cold Midnight was okay.

  7. Hi Nath
    These are the other Joyce Lamb books. All Rom. susp. & all awesome. Not cookie cutter at all.
    If you don't mind hardcover they can be found.

    Relative Strangers (2002)
    Caught in the Act (2004)
    Found Wanting (2005)

    Again, if only we were neighbours... I'd give you mine but they're keepers.