Reading Wrap-up For October at Emeraldfire's Bookmark


Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog.

Anyway, I started out October with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this month came from Netgalley, Amazon, authors and Smashwords.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez
- Last Chance Summer: A Short Story by Hope Ramsay
- Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy by Tyler Whitesides
- Wrage by Joseph Spencer
- Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani
- Lion's Head Deception by Chuck Waldron

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Searching For Someday by Jennifer Probst
- Unspoken by Dee Henderson
- The Great English Short-Story Writers: Volume 1 by Frank Richard Stockton
- Maelyn by Anita Valle 
- Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden
- Forbidden: Discover the Legend by Tina Smith
- Fever: Many Are Born, Few Are Reborn by Tina Smith
- Night Fall: What Rises Must Fall by Tina Smith
- Redemption by C. J. Barry
- Hard to Handle by Jessica Lemmon
- King's Warrior by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
- Sweet Karoline by Catherine Astolfo
- My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis
- Rex Rising by Chrystalla Thoma
- Amethyst by Lauren Royal
- An Untold Want by Sara Stark
- Don't Cry Over Killed Milk: A Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective Mystery by Stephen Kaminski
- The God Decrees by Mark E. Cooper
- The Unpleasant Neighbor by A. B. Stonebridge
- See No Evil by Cat Byrd
- She Belongs to Me by Carmen DeSousa
- MacKenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift by Jennifer Ashley
- Let Them Eat Cake: A Novel by Sandra Byrd
- Trust by Tim Mettey
- Divinity and the Python by Bonnie Randall
- The Key to Lawrence by Linda Cargill
- Red Chrysanthemum by Henry F. Mazel 
- A Note of Scandal by Nicky Penttila
- An Untitled Lady by Nicky Penttila
- Heirs and Spares by J. L. Spohr
- Where's Sandra? by J. C. Peterson
- The Sixth by Avery Hays
- The She Code by Chris Marie Green
- Secret Words by Miranda P. Charles
- Dinosaur Lake (Audio Book) by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- The Wifi Mystery by Z. N. Victor
- First Impressions by David DeLee
- Hook and Peter by Doram Jacoby
- Old Flames, Burned Hands by Tim McGregor
- Liberty Begins by Leigh James
- Lush: A Young Adult Dystopian Novel by S. L. Baum
- Muted: A Short Story in Verse by Jessica Bell
- Max and the Gatekeeper by James Todd Cochrane and Susan K. Szepanski
- Ghost in the Machine by Ed James
- The Scoundrel's Secret Siren by Daphne du Bois
- Be Careful What You Wish For by Tori Brooks
- All I Want For Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello

- A Rendezvous to Die For by Betty MacMahon
- The Riddles of Hillgate by Zoey and Claire Kane
- Back on Murder by Mark J. Bertrand
- Cursed by Darkness by Anna Sanders
- Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro by J. L. Hickey
- Angelfire by Hanna Peach
- Shadowheart-Slayer by Claudy Conn
- Corona of Blue by Brandon Berntson
- Relative Malice by Marla Madison
- Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank
- With This Ring by Patricia Kay
- Moving Forward by Erika Ashby
- The Time Keeper by Trish Albright
- Defender: The Sanctuary Series by Robert J. Crane
- Dragon Wars: A Dragon Wars Novella by Rich Scribes
- Brightest Kind of Darkness: A Young Adult Paranormal Romance by P. T. Michelle
- Wander Dust by Michelle Warren
- Element, Part I by C. M. Doporto
- Too Close: The Beauty in Between by Lilliana Anderson
- Jenny Pox by J. L. Bryan
- Black Diamond by Jennifer Loiske
- Hour of the Wolf by Andrius B. Tapinas
- The Circle of Sorcerers: A Mages of Bloodmyr Novel by Brian Kittrell
- The Sunset Prophecy by P. J. Day
- The Distant Shore by Mariam Kobras
- Strength: Mark of Nexus by Carrie Butler
- The Psalter by Galen Watson
- Choice of Weapon by C. Marten-Zerf
Redeeming Grace: Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Ward Tanneberg
- A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson
- In the Company of Wolves: Thinning the Herd by James Michael Larranaga
- Coven by Charlotte Browne
- Dreamer by Phillip Davidson
- Blood Forest by Jonathan Taylor
- Discovery by Dave Renol
- The Magic Wakes by Charity Bradford
- The Room Beyond by Stephanie Elmas
- The Bosnian Garden: A Short Story by Brendan Walsh
- Walking Toward the Light by Karen Scarpulla
- The Flight of the Griffin by C. M. Gray
- The Crystal Ordeal: Legends of Leone by M. G. Dekle
- The Wild Place by Barbara Goodheart
- Indisputable Proof by Gary Williams and Vicky Knerly
- Another Man's Treasure by Anna Kittrell
- The Music Box by Heather Meyer
- White Balance by Ainslie Paton
- The Angel's Covenant by Lynn Landes
- Curse of the Beast by Ashley Lavering
- Tortured Memory by Lawrence Gold
- No Game For a Dame by M. Ruth Myers
- Freddy's House by David Jester
- Welcome to Moon Hill by Anthony J. Rapino
- Jack: The Tale of Frost by Tony Bertauski
- The Diabolist by Layton Green
- Love Waltzes In by Alana Albertson
- The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn
- Fallen by Katie Barber
- Spellbound: Book One of the Chronicles of Aronshae by J. K. Barber
- The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker 
- Love and the Goddess by Mary Elizabeth Coen
- Five, Six...Grab Your Crucifix by Willow Rose
- Screaming to be Solved by Lauren Hope
- The Devil's Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
- Heating up the Holidays by Lisa Renee Jones, Mary Ann Rivers and Serena Bell
- The Tempest Murders by P. M. Terrell  
- Untethered by Katie Hayoz
- In Dreams by James Eddy
- Red Tide by Peg Brantley
- Burying the Truth by Ethan Jones
- The Ambassador's Wife by Jake Needham
- Voices of the Soul by Rene Folsom
- Take a Deep Breath by Shar Dimick
- The Day the World Went Orange: A Darwin's Children Short Story by Natasha Larry
- A Chain of Flames by Tony Cleaver
- Mama B: A Time to Speak by Michelle Stimpson
- To be With You by Opal Mellon
- Coyote Jack and the Bluebirds by Paul Bisson
- Amanda in the Summer by Brenda Whiteside
- The Darkness of Shadows by Chris Little
- Masquerade by Cambria Hebert
- Sycamore by Craig A. Falconer
- Daring Masquerade by Margaret Tanner 
- Vamp's Eve by Jez Strider
- Keep me Ghosted by Karen Cantwell
- Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding: A Funny Feel-Good Romantic Comedy by Robert Bryndza
- The Admirer's Secret by Pamela Crane
- Footnote to Murder by L. A. Taylor
- The Devil Was an Angel by J. L. Murray
- Raising the Darkness by Chris Marie Green
- Attrition: The First Act of Penance by S. G. Night
- Awakening: Book One of the Geis by Christy Dorrity
- A Taste of Silver by S. B. Roozenboom
- 1816 Candles: A Time After Time Novella by Amanda Brice
- The Medium by C. J. Archer
- The MacKinnon Curse by J. A. Templeton
- The Deepest Cut by J. A. Templeton
- Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis
- Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon
- Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase
- The Smell of Leather by O. J. O'Connell
- The Silent Deal: The Card Game Book 1 by Levi Stack
- No Cure For Murder by Lawrence Gold
- Power in the Blood by Michael Lister
- Homecoming by Scott Langrel
- A Death Displaced by Andrew Butcher
- Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight by Cat Rambo
- Diary of the Gone by Ivan Amberlake
- Eye of the Beholder by Jackie Weger
- Secret Shopper by Tanya Taimanglo
- Cosecha: The Borderlands by Ray Zacek
- The Marathon Murders by Chester D. Campbell
- Where the Teddy Bears Have Their Picnic by C. M. Adams
- Curse of the Druid King by Graham Clark
- The Park by Shane Jeffery
- The Escort by Gina Robinson
- Blood in the Past by Jordanna East
- Storm Damage by John A. A. Logan
- Calling me Back, Again by Laura Haley-McNeil
- Epiphany by Christina Jean Michaels
- Retribution by Charles R. Stubbs
- A Touch to Die For by Brian D. Meeks
- The Nuclear Suitcase by Joel Jenkins
- Heroes of the Fallen by David J. West
- The List of Five by J. Scott Sharp
- Darkspire Reaches by C. N. Lesley
- The Tenth Circle by Jon Land
- Accidentally in Love With...A God? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
- What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin
- Accidentally Married to...A Vampire? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
- The Husband Hunt by Kiki Abbott and Kim Hornsby
- Meant to Be by Laramie Briscoe
- Murder Painted Blue by Beth Pratt
- Past is Present by Thomas Davidson
- The Vampires of Soldiers Cove by Jessica MacIntyre
- The Underlighters by Michelle Browne
- Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan
- Ancient Enemy by Mark Lukens
- Visions of Gaea: Ascension by R. R. Vaz
- Black Hull: Episode 1 by Joseph Turkot
- The Scout by Eric Tozzi
- Markings by S. B. Roozenboom
- Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas
- Witches by Phil Stern
- The Golden Crystal by Nick Thacker
- Rest For the Wicked by Cate Dean
- Everyone Burns by John Dolan
- Animate Me by Ruth Clampett
- Finding Cinderella: A Novella by Colleen Hoover
- Helen's Curse by Nichola St. Anthony
- Second Chance by David Perry
- The Inheritance by Elaine Jeremiah
- Chain of Souls: Salem VI by Jack Heath and John Thompson
- All Roads Lead Home by Diane Greenwood Muir
- The Demon Signet by Shawn Hopkins
- The White Door by G. J. Owens
- Scars on the Face of God: The Devil's Bible by C. G. Bauer
- They Only Come Out at Night by F. Kearney
- Leaving Annalise by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
- External Forces by Deborah Rix
- The Dark Side of Money by D. E. Rogers
- Hacked by Geri Hosier
- Mistress of the Solstice by Anna Kashina
- Stargazing From Nowhere by Isabel and Marilyn Thomas
- Thunderstone by Barbara Pietron
- Endless by Amanda Gray
- Dream Girl by S. J. Lomas
- Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
- Bad Apple by Clay Held

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez
- Last Chance Summer: A Short Story by Hope Ramsay
- Wrage by Joseph Spencer
- Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani
- Lion's Head Deception by Chuck Waldron

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading month for me, considering. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 1,296
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

So, there you go! The reading month that was October. I hope that you all had an equally good reading month; if not a little better. :) See you all next month! :)

May you read well and often

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