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In other news, I've been a guest on Melissa's blog celebrating her blogoversary by naming 5 top steampunk and sci-fi reads of this year. Come and say hello if you are interested, folks!

How was your week anyway? 
Mine was glorious on the book front. 
I'VE READ extremely delicious books :

THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF MR. STRANGEWAY is a nice and very short novella in Cherry St. Croix's world. I wasn't entirely sold on it, but it had Hawke. Enough said. BANQUET OF LIES had to be snatched from Edelweiss like a hot cake and read in one go. Like all books from Michelle it was completely absorbing and gripping. Loved it! IF I WERE YOU and BEING ME were on my wishlist for a long time, and as you can see I'm reading a lot of erotic romance right now so I really enjoyed Lisa Renee Jones's writing. It was definitely more like a spicy mystery than something straight from Ellora's Cave. Because of these two books I've read ESCAPING REALITY by the same author and again it was 4 star solid story and I can't wait to read book #2 in this new series. At last, HELLFIRE which came out this week did not disappoint. It's such a fantastic military sci-fi that I'm ready to recommend it to anyone who'd listen. And finally, MAGIC RISES was totally worth the wait (I had to wait 48 torturous hours after its release as a paperback in UK until it got uploaded as kindle version) and I was dizzy and wrung out when I finish it feeling like I should have had a shot of vodka and a spoonful of caviar. It was just that glorious!

Thank you, Melanie!



This is it for me, folks! Happy Sunday!



zEmfIrKa said...

I think I'll be checking out the Banquet of Lies *pulls out a looong list* as soon as I get to the bottom of my current pile. :-)

Bea said...

I have If I Were You and Being Me in my TBR pile; I really should read them. :D I'm glad you enjoyed the books you read last week, that's the way it should be. :)

Mel said...

Oh Magic Rises. My copy arrived this week and I am so torn between reading it straight away and leaving it for a while so I can savour the anticipation of having a visit to Kate & Curran to look forward too!

Blodeuedd said...

Magic Rises! I thought I would have to wait forever but the bookstore came through

Aurian said...

Magic Rises has not yet arrived here, but Hellfire did, and I of course I started it right away. Amazing, wonderful, I loved it.

My keeper shelf said...

How Amazing was Magic Rises???? I had to have a little sit down and a cool drink once I'd finished it!

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Vika, last I checked it was on Edelweiss as download, so you might be able to grab it now :)

Bea, I think you'd really enjoy them! :)

Mel, I don't know how you can do it. I literally dropped everything to read it!

Blodeuedd, I know! The wait was excruciating...

Aurian, it was, and I really need to read more, it ended on such an interesting note. I hope she writes the next book faster!

Lesley, I felt like I needed a stiff drink! :)

Melliane said...

I can't wait to be at home and read magic rises! happy reading darling!

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Read it soon, D.! It's amazing :)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOoh nice! Haven't heard of most of these! Hope you enjoy them all!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

Great haul, as always, some interesting titles I will definitely check out myself. :)

My haul

Joyous Reads said...

YOu got some wonderful reads this week, K. I love how you've read them already before you post your weekly haul. I'm jealous. Sigh.

Anyway, have a great week, luv.

zEmfIrKa said...

Karina! Stop tempting me! Lol, I'm trying to not look at either netgalley or edelweiss... *big fail* :-D

Michelle @ Much Loved Books said...

Great haul, I have seen a few bloggers with Magic Rises, glad to see a few others enjoy her books too.

Thanks for stopping by my haul.

kimbacaffeinate said...

I loved the Harvesting and so wanted to grab Banquet of Lies..but I am so booked at the moment! Have a lovely week Karina!

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Kara!

You always have such nice hauls! I've placed the following books on my Amazon wish list: "Banquet of Lies", "Hellfire", "Magic Rises" (this one was already there), and "Untimely". All of these look SO good!! And of course, they're all printed books. No e-books for me! Lol.

Thanks for sharing these, and thanks as well for dropping by and commenting on my "Stacking The Shelves" post!! Happy Reading!! : )

Alyssa Susanna said...

Ooo, I enjoy Lisa Renee Jones's books! And Magic Rises looks AWESOME :D

I hope you have an awesome week!

Check out my STS post!

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