Sunday, December 1, 2013

Reading Wrap-up For November 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 November 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 Amazon and Netgalley and a Library Book Sale that Mom and I went to on the 21st.

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 :))
- The Summoner: A Novel of Suspense by Layton Green 
- A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson 
- True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders by Dina Di Mambro
- Knight of Flame by Scott Eder
- Moon River by J. R. Rain

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance by Lucinda Brant
- Flame Moon by K. J. Jackson
- Cleo's Oak by Pearle Munn Bishop
- Beyond Ultra by Robert Wright
- The Mummifier's Daughter: A Novel in Ancient Egypt by Nathaniel Burns
- Stealer of Flesh by William King
- Aundes Aura: The Valkia Chronicles by Ryan Sullivan
- Fateful by Cheri Schmidt
- Almost Demon: Chamber One of the Sigil Cycle by A. J. Salem
- The Princess of Egypt Must Die by Stephanie Dray
- The Foiled Knight by John C. Stipa
- The Feral Spy by Joyce Weaver
- No Wake Zone by Linda Lovely
- Finding Love West by Claire Charlins
- Game by Anders de la Motte
- Buzz by Anders de la Motte
- Haven: A Stranger Magic by D. C. Akers
- Easy Bake Coven by Liz Schulte
- Secrets: The Guardians Trilogy by Liz Schulte
- Total Victim Theory by Ian Ballard
- November Echo by James Huston Turner
- Blood of Others by Rick Mofina
- State of Grace by John Phythyon
- Miyu's Wish by Casey Bryce
- Secrets in Blood by Patricia D. Eddy
- Weak Flesh by Jo Robertson
- Sovereign by E. R. Arroyo
- The Mansion by Seraphina Watson
- The Angry Woman Suite by Lee Fullbright
- The Weatherman by Brooklyn Koski
- Deep Blue Sea by Christie Anderson
- Antigone, Princess of the Nature Benders by Jerry Bidos
- Temple of the Heart: A Novel by Tori Minard
- Sleeping Tigers by Holly Robinson
- Mystral Mystery by Lee Hanson
- Girl Jacked by Christopher Greyson
- Forgotten in Darkness by Zoe Forward
- Touch of Frost: Frostbite by Lynn Rush
- Shrouded in Darkness by H. D. Thomson
- Hollow Strength by Art Keller
- Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford
- Primani by Laurie Olerich
- The Rogue's Proposal by Jennifer Haymore
- Barrenlands: The Changespell Saga by Doranna Durgin
- Chosen by Denise Grover Swank
- I Bring the Fire Part I: Wolves by C. Gockel
- Scraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Out of the Shadow by J. K. Winn
- Dollhouse by Anya Allyn 
- Moon Child by Tracy E. Banghart
- Chausiku: The Gathering Storm Book I by Pamela E. Cash
- A Child For the Devil: Hunting Angels I by Conrad Jones
- Thirty Seconds by Heather MacPherson
- The First Space Dustman: The Space Salvager Chronicles by K. McLachlan
- Alien Abduction: The Alcantarans by Terry Compton
- Deadly Colors by Benjamin T. Ryan
- The Sanity Paradox by J. William Latimer
- My Despicable Ex: The Ashly Roberts Saga by Sierra Roberts
- Fireblossom by Cynthia Wright
- Silver Storm by Cynthia Wright
- Ride the Rainbow Home by Susan Aylworth
- The Last Savannah by Mike Bond
- Starfire Angels: Dark Angels Chronicles Book I by Melanie Nilles
- A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
- Knight's Caress by Lynette Vinet
- No Time to Run by J. D. Trafford
- Covenant by George Sheridan
- The Mediator Pattern by J. D. Lee
- Out of Time: Two Strange Tales by Milo James Fowler
- The Savage Series, Books 1-3: The Pearl Savage, The Savage Blood and The Savage Principle by Tamara Rose Blodgett
- Who Were the Dacians? by Catalin Gruia
- Sora's Quest: The Cat's Eye Chronicles by T. L. Shreffler
- Fire Country: The Country Saga by David Estes
- Nikki's Secret by William Malmborg
- Disenchanted by C. L. Raven
- Ravage: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel by Iain Rob Wright
- Rosa's Land: Western Justice Book 1 by Gilbert Morris
- The Pirate and the Puritan by Cheryl Howe
- A Bucket Full of Lies by Robert Swisher
- Pentecost: An ARKANE Thriller by J. F. Penn
- Angel America by A. Husain
- Phoenix Island by John Dixon
- The Accelerati Trilogy Book One: Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman
- The Company You Keep by Angela Henry
Lethal Circuit: A Spy Action Adventure for Mystery Thriller Fans by Lars Guignard
- Scherzo: Murder and Mystery in 18th Century Venice by Jim Williams
- The Defiant Governess by Andrea Pickens
- The Age of Alandria Book One: Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie
- Knight Games: The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack
- The Knightmare by Deborah Valentine
- Some of the Best From Tor.com, 2013 Edition: A Tor.Com Original by Dale Bailey, Leigh Bardugo, Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross and Genevieve Valentine
- Offworld by Robin Parrish
- Turned by Virna DePaul
- The Magiker by Charles Dennis
- The Riddle of Prague by Laura DeBruce
- Everville: The City of Worms by Roy Huff
- Venture Untamed: The Venture Books by R. H. Russell
- Never Buried by Claire Edie
- A Corpse In A Teacup by Cassie Page
- The Advocate by Teresa Burrell
- Electric Blues by Shaun O. McCoy
- Secrets and Lies by Christine Amsden
- The Gladiator's Girl by Amy Hearst
- Made in Acapulco by Carmen Amato
- Tough Cookie by M. Ruth Myers
- The Iron Beast by Alan McKee
- Mourningtide: Book Two of the Memphis Cycle by Diana Wilder
- Crimson Dahlia by Abigail Owen
- Wings of Shadow: The Underground Trilogy by Amanda Kyss
- Threads That Bind: The Havoc Chronicles by Brant Williams
- A Wicked Pursuit by Isabella Bradford
- The Girl From Tenerife by Bernard Schaffer
- Only the Truth by Pat Brown
- Tales From a Land of Gods by M. C. Queen
- The Language of Souls by Lena Goldfinch
- The Old Man and the Wasteland: Updated and Revised Edition by Nick Cole
- Picking Lemons: A C. J. Whitmore Mystery by J. T. Toman
- Lost: Affliction by Christine Draper
- The Jailer's Son: The Legend Begins by S. A. Ferkey
- In a Small Town by Marc A. DiGiacomo
- Deer Season by Aaron Stander
- No Human Involved by Barbara Saranella
- Nolander: Emanations by Becca Mills
- Fire Burn And Cauldron Bubble, A Paranormal Romance by H. P. Mallory
- Cedar Hollow by Tracey Smith
- Hathor Legacy: Outcast by Deborah A. Bailey
- Unchained Memories by Maria Imbalzano
- Jack Who? by Lisa Gillis
- The Year we Finally Solved Everything by Rudolph Kerkhoven
- Replacing Gentry by Julie N. Ford
- The House in the Old Wood: The Day Magic Died by Ian Fallis
- Darlings of Darkness: A Vampire Anthology by Chrissy Peebles, Kristen L. Middleton, W. J. May, Suzy Turner, K. C. Blake, Claire Farrell, Trina M. Lee, Dale Mayer, Ally Thomas, S. J. Wright
- Seasons of the Moon Series, Books 1-4: Six Moon Summer, All Hallows' Moon, Long Night Moon, and Gray Moon Rising by S. M. Reine
- The Woman in the Photograph by Mani Feniger
- Little Hell by J. E. Smith
- Have Wormhole, Will Travel by Tony McFadden
- Francesca of Lost Nation by Lucinda Sue Crosby
- Hazardous Unions: Two Tales of a Civil War Christmas by Allison Bruce and Kat Flannery
- Once More From the Top: The Women of Willow Bay by Nan Reinhardt
- A Time of Myths: A Mystery Adventure by Chris Blamires
- Stumbledirt by P. M. Leckie
- Black Butterflies by Sara Alexi
- Marking Time: The Immortal Descendants by April White
- Spell Checked: No Uncertain Logic by C. G. Powell
- Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery by Monique Martin
- On the Nickel by Maggie Toussaint
- The Evil Beneath by A. J. Waines
- Conundrum by Susan Cory
- The Bride Wore Blue by Cheryl Bolen
- That Will do Nicely by Ian Campbell
- The Candidate by Daniel Pemberly
- Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil: Two Victorian Holiday Mysteries by Anne Perry
- Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier
- The Bridled Groom by J. S. Borthwick
- The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim
- Camouflage Heart by Dana Marton
- The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lillian Jackson Braun
- Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino
- The China Bride by Mary Jo Putney
- Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie and Curtis Taylor
- Ever After: A Cinderella Story by Wendy Loggia
- Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
- The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber
- Grace Interrupted by Julie Hyzy
- Heather and Velvet by Teresa Meideros
- His Mistress by Morning by Elizabeth Boyle
- Hungry For You by Lynsay Sands
- In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O'Connor McNees
- The Jewel of Gresham Green by Lawana Blackwell
- Lions and Lace by Meagan McKinney
- The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner
- My Beloved by Karen Ranney
- Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
- The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
- No Choice But Seduction by Johanna Lindsey
- Nobody Believes Me by Molly Katz
- The Nurse's Secret Suitor by Cheryl Wyatt
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
- Once Upon a Wedding by Kathleen Eagle
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- The Revenge of Lord Eberlin by Julia London
- The Rose and the Yew Tree by Mary Westmacott
- The Scarletti Curse by Christine Feehan
- The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin
- Shadow Rider by Kathrynn Dennis
- The Singing of the Dead by Diana Stabenow
- Soldier's Last Stand by Cindy Dees
- Unauthorized Passion by Amanda Stevens
- The Viking's Touch by Joanna Fulford
- Wanting Sheila Dead by Jane Haddam
- The Ultimate Mystery Thriller Horror Box Set by Taylor Lee, J. Thorn, Cathy Perkins, Nolan Radke, Richter Watkins, Thomas Morrisey and David Weisman
- Tampa: The Blackfox Chronicles by T. S. O'Neil
- Plaza by Shane M. Brown
- Every Breath You Take by Taylor Lee
- Together For Christmas by Mimi Barbour
- Heart of the Hunter by Lara Adrian
- The Ultimate Romantic Suspense Set by Taylor Lee, Mimi Barbour, Rebecca York, Dorothy McFalls, Nancy Radke, Rachelle Ayalla, Roxanne Rogerson and Mary Leo
- The Ultimate Romance Box by Lorhainne Eckhart, Mimi Barbour, Helen Scott Taylor, Mona Risk, Anna Markland and Alicia Street
- The Wand-Maker's Debate: Osric's Wand by Jack D. Albrecht, Jr. and Ashley Delay
- City of Blaze: The Fireblade Array by H. O. Charles
- The Demon Mages: The Power of Three by Sabine A. Reed
- Four Letters of Love: Profundity of Love by Sharma Vivek
- Pride and Honour: The Battle For Saxony by Nathaniel Burns
- The Marriage Price by Alma Katsu
- Brenda's Christmas Desire by Sharon Kleve
- Behind Her Eyes by R. B. Schalin
- Directive 99 by Judith Rolfs
- Siren on the Square by Augustine Tagaste
- The End of Ever by Troy Barnes
- So What!: Stories or Whatever! by G. J. Griffiths
- Shelf Life: The Publicist by Christina George
- Hyde, an Urban Fantasy by Lauren Stewart
- A Diamond in my Pocket: The Unaltered by Lorena Angell
- Middle On by K. R. Cox
- Prairie Grass by K. R. Cox
- The Library: The Complete Series by Amy Cross
- The Witch Hunter: The Witch Hunter Saga by Nicole R. Taylor
- Memory Scents: A Psychological Thriller by Gayle Eileen Curtis
- Time Fall by Timothy Ashby
- Resistance by Richard Stephenson
- Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons
- Perfect by Rachel Joyce
- Margaret of the North by E. Journey
- Cold Rage by Jacob Quarterman
- The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
- Mayhem in Monte Carlo: The Orteno Trilogy by Michael Christopher Ferrier
- White Lion's Lady by Lara Adrian
- Remembrance: Transcend Time by Michelle Madow
- Animus by K. S. Rafique
- The Mist on Bronte Moor by Aviva Orr
- £6.19 Per Witching Hour by Joanna Mazurkiewicz
- The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke 
- Pivot by L. C. Barlow
- Dead Center by Danielle Girard
- Night of the Assassin by Russell Blake
- The ICandidate by Mikael Carlson
- Darkness on a Pale Stone by D. T. Peterson
- Touch of the Goddess by Maria Hammarblad
- Energize by Thomas R. Manning
- Eternal Infinite by Pam Kesterson
- Lust: The Immortal Shadows Trilogy by Malia Jacobs
- High Stakes Chattel by Andie Blue
- Bait: The Angler by Annie Nicholas
- Broken Wing by Anna Klay
- Find Virgil: A Novel of Revenge by Frank Freudberg
Into the Killer Sphere by Stefania Mattana
- Trust and Destiny by Arwen Jayne
- Attainment by J. H. Cardwell
- She's Not You by Mimi Barbour
- Fade to Black by Leslie A. Kelly
- Deathtrap by Dana Marton
- Fire at Twilight by Lila Ashe
- Entangled by Barbara Ellen Brink
Russian Roulette by Mike Fancy
Secret of the Assassin: Political Thriller Novella Sequel to Secret of the Thorns by Tom Haase
Child of the Ghosts by Jonathan Moeller
- Kinetic: The Luminaries by S. K. Anthony
Finding Meara by Lara Schiffbauer
- The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
- The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
- Echo by J. K. Accinni
Confucius Cat Says... by P. R. Mason
Foreign Deceit by Jeff Carson
Abraham by Clark DeCant
- Blood Skies by Steven Montano
9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn by Matthew Hughes
Rapture at Midnight by Isobelle Cates
  
Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- The Summoner: A Novel of Suspense by Layton Green
- A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson
- The Ripper by D. E. Athkins
- Knight of Flame by Scott Eder 
- Moon River by J. R. Rain

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

Books Read: 5
Pages Read: 1,308
Grade Range: A+! to A!

So, there you go! The reading month that was November. 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

3 comments:

April White said...

Wow, I'm honored Marking Time has made your TBR list among such distinguished company. Thank you, and I hope you'll (eventually) enjoy it. Happy Holidays!
-April White

Emeraldfire said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, Ms. White! :) You are more than welcome. There's so many great books out there, it's sometimes very hard to choose which one to read first. :) I've always had an odd fascination with the Jack the Ripper murders - I don't know why. As well as any plots having to do with time travel! :)

Laurie Olerich said...

Thank you so much for including my first UF/PNR book, Primani, in your "to be read" stack! With all of the millions of books out there, it's an honor to be plucked out of oblivion! The next two books will both be released by 7 Feb. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Primani when you finish it. Have a wonderful week!
laurie.olerich@gmail.com