Well, I did my whining about Feverborn in the previous post, so I won’t bore you again with my sadness on the latest Fever book. Moving on, the rest of the week wasn’t that bad. I caught up on the two Shifters Unbound books from Jennifer Ashley that I was behind. Shifter Mates was a compilation of two previously released e-novellas, neither of which I had read, and I liked both of them. I also picked up Mate Bond, but I wasn’t as lucky with that one. It wasn’t a story problem, it was just a personal preference. I am not fond of books where the main characters are already a couple when the book starts. In this case, Bowman and Kenzie had already been mated for 15 years and have a son, so it isn’t my favorite. I guess I like to see the couple from the start, not get dropped into their story when it is already going, but that is just me.
For something a little different, I bought an e-book. Whee! It has been quite a while since we have seen anything new from Alyssa Day, but she recently started a Warriors of Poseidon spin off/mystery series featuring tiger shifter Jack called Tiger’s Eye Mystery, and I thought I would check the first book out. Dead Eye was a fun, fast little read, and I will be picking up the next one when it comes out. Unfortunately, book two, which is called Private Eye, has been pushed back. It was supposed to be released on February 2nd, but now it is looking like a March or April release.
And for a real treat, I did a re-read of Magic Shifts from Ilona Andrews. This is an absolute favorite series, so a re-read is never a chore. It is funny, though. Some books seem to get better the second time around, or maybe I just read it the first time so fast that I miss a lot of detail, but either way I was very glad to dive back into the Kate Daniels world. Now we just have to start the countdown for the September 27th release of Magic Binds. Sigh. So, so long to wait.
I have a strategy for tackling my TBR pile, which isn’t really that exciting – I am just going through my list and reading in alphabetical order, while tackling the In Death books at the same time. I can proudly say that I have finished all of my “A” authors, which was my goal for the month of January. Beauty. What have you been reading this week? Anything exciting catch your attention?