Reading Wrap-up For December at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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 December 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.

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 Howling Heart by April Bostic
- Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Awakening: The Watchers Trilogy by Karice Bolton
- Hanging Flynn: A Tale of the Fairypocalypse by Addison Lane
- The God King: Heirs of the Fallen by James A. West
- Draykon by Charlotte E. English
- Inquest: Book One of the Destroyer Trilogy by DelSheree Gladden
- The Wind Riders: Tales of the Lore Valley by Kris Kramer
- Beauty and the Wolf by Marina Myles
- Pirate Hunter's Mistress by Lynette Vinet
- Selling Scarlett by Ella James
- Death Will Extend Your Vacation by Elizabeth Zelvin
- Too Close to Home: A Novel by Lynette Eason
- Moon Signs by Helen Haught Fanick
- Angel Fire: The First Book of the Fallen Angels by Valmore Daniels
- Ivory by F. M. Sherrill
- Prophet by R. J. Larson
- Before we Fall by Courtney Cole
- Love's Tangle by Isabelle Goddard
- Your Guardian Angel by Skyla Madi
- Seeds of Destiny: Dusk Gate Chronicles by Breeana Puttroff
- Cornerstone: Souls of the Stones by Kelly Walker
- Dimension M by Scott Wyatt
- Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
- Eyes Closed Tight by Peter Leonard
- TaleSpins by Michael Mullin
- A Stairway to Danger by Ben Woodard
- The Dark Genesis of Daniel James by Kevin Riley
- Redemption: Legends of Graham Mansion by Rosa Lee Jude and Mary Lin Brewer
- Identity X by Michelle Muckley
- The Portugal Sapphire by J. A. Jernay
'Tis the Season: A Collection of Mimi's Christmas Books by Mimi Barbour
- A Wizard For Christmas by Dorothy McFalls
- The Christmas Honeymoon by Alicia and Roy Street
A Special 'Ops and Cops Christmas: Sexy Romantic Suspense Holiday Novella by Taylor Lee
- Christmas Corpse Caper by Lois Lavrisa
- Night and Day by Ken White
- A Christmas Wedding To Die For by Pat Amsden
- The Fox by Arlene Radasky
A Christmas Mission: Saving the Street Boys by Rita Herron and Emily Nelson
The Ripple in Space-Time by S. F. Chapman
- House of Jaguar by Mike Bond
- The Unlikely Savior by T. S. Seley Elliott
- Oh, Cherry Ripe by Claudy Conn
- Hiding the Past by Nathan Dylan Goodwin
- The Cracked Slipper by Stephanie Alexander
Christmas Mysteries: Ten Excerpts to Set the Season by Charlotte MacLeod
The Secret Trinity: Unearth by Jenna Bernel
- Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash by Bev Pettersen
- Storm Protocol by Iain Cosgrove
- Cool Heat by Richter Watkins
- Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart
Lunara: Seth and Chloe by Wyatt Davenport
- Bloodstone by Helen C. Johannes
- Murder on the Mind by L. L. Bartlett
- Quicksilver by Toni Dwiggins
- A Hunter's Passion by Gwen Knight
Joyfully Yours by Amy Lamont
Knights: The Eye of Divinity by Robert E. Keller
- Blood Faerie by India Drummond
- Bound by Prophecy by Melissa Wright
- Time Release by Martin J. Smith
Love Like You've Never Been Hurt by S. J. McCoy
- Autumn Masquerade by Gemma Juliana
Blue Christmas: Sexy Military Romantic Suspense by Taylor Lee
- The Ghost Pirate's Treasure: Mystery of the Jaguar Warrior by Barbara Ivie Green
- The Diver: The Snake Charmer by Holden Gerrig
The Magic Manuscript: Voyage to Eve Ilion by Barbara Burgess
- Broom With a View by Gayla Twist and Ted Naifeh
- Only Vampires Cry Blood by Trina M. Lee
- Long Time Coming by Edie Claire
- Parched by Z. L. Arkadie
- The Seventh Sister by Z. L. Arkadie
Find Her, Keep Her: A Martha's Vineyard Love Story by Z. L. Arkadie
- Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton
The Afterlife Series Box Set by Willow Rose
- Wicked by Jillian Kleine Der Lowe
- Eleanor by S. F. Burgess
- Dream of You: A Laurel Heights Novel by Kate Perry
- The Cinderella Project by Stan Crowe
- Murder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels Young
- Murder at the Maples by Joanne Phillips
- The Big Goodbye by Michael Lister
- Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms by Jamie Eubanks
Ripped: A Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller by Shelly Dickson Carr
- Undaunted Love by Jennings Wright
- Cross my Heart: A Contemporary Romance Novel by Abigail Strom
- Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust
- A Taste Fur Murder by Dixie Lyle
- Precious Thing by Colette McBeth
- Going Home Again by Sarah Atkins
- The Conduit: The Gryphon Series by Stacey Rourke
- Few Are Angels by Inger Iversen
- The Sword of Sighs: The Age of Flame Book One by Greg James
- Colm and the Lazarus Key by Kieran Mark Crowley
- Recess Rules by Jill Vialet
- Kill Clock by Allan Guthrie
A Touch of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella by Lara Adrian
Switch! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu by Karen Prince
- PSIONIC Book One: Wild-Born by Adrian Howell
- Where Monsters Dwell by Jørgen Brekke
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwistle
- The Dead of Winter by Lee Enderlin
- Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
- Parallel Attraction by Deidre Knight
- High Witch by Mona Hanna
- Forever His: A Time-Travel Romance by Shelly Thacker
- The Turning by Paul J. Newell
- The Cruel Path by David J. Normoyle
- Forbidden Call by Martha Bourke
- Treasure of Egypt by Barbara Ivie Green
- His Dark Empire: Tears of Blood Book One by M. R. Forbes
- Wind Warrior: World Aflame by Jon Messenger
- Stolen Secrets by Nancy Radke
- Gillian's Do-Over by Kate Vale
Revenge of the Homecoming Queen: The Aspen Brooks Trilogy by Stephanie Hale
- Silence by Natasha Preston
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson
- Broken Silence by Natasha Preston
- The Plantation by Stella Samiotou Fitzsimons
- Ecliptic: The Ecliptic Saga by Sara Lunardi
The Mystery of the Copper Raven by Colleen Cutayne
- Honeysuckle and Jasmine by Liz Grace Davis
- The Sanctuary: Playa Luna Beach Romance by Sarah Collins
- The Librarian: Little Boy Lost by Eric Hobbs
- The Librarian: Unhappily Ever After by Eric Hobbs
- A Thread in the Tangle: Legends of Fyrsta by Sabrina Flynn
- Corporeal Pull by Sara Gauldin
- Emerald Queen by Karen Jones Delk
The Journals of Jacob and Hyde: Jekyll and Hyde by Morris Randall
Pearseus: Rise of the Prince by Nicholas C. Rossis
- A December Bride: A Year of Weddings Novella by Denise Hunter
- Tegan's Blood: The Ultimate Power Series by L. H. Cosway
- The Black Song Inside by Carlyle Clark
Wolf Six's Salvation: A Shifter Love Story by Krista Lakes
- The Symbolon: The Oracles by Delia Colvin
- Ever Shade: A Dark Faerie Tale by Alexia Purdy
A Gift Of Two Silver Pistols by Nan Coleman
Saving Mrs. Claus: An Apocalyptic Fairytale by Serena Walken
Touched by Darkness - An Urban Fantasy Romance by Catherine Spangler
- Illumine by Alivia Anders
- Pavlov's Dogs: Pedigree by D. L. Snell and Thom Brannan
- Pavlov's Dogs: Moreau Labs by D. L. Snell and Thom Brannan
The Non-Silence of the LAMB: Real-Reality Fiction by Luke and Berthalicia Brown
- A Kiss For Midwinter by Courtney Milan
Loose Ends: A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery by Terri Reid
- Revenge of the Taken: Humble Walker by Shane Scollins
- Quest by Laura Masciarelli
- Talented: Talented Saga by Sophie Davis
- Young Love in Old Chicago by April Marcom
- Broken: Reflections by Dean Murray
Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4: Blood and Snow, Revenant in Training, The Vampire Christopher, Blood Soaked Promises by RaShelle Workman
- The Snow Owl by Jon Hartling
- No Gods of Conscience: Unlife Legend by Jason Bilicic
- Timeless Trilogy Book One: Fate by Tallulah Grace
- Divided by Livia Jamerlan
- Mouse: A Psychological Thriller and Murder Mystery by D. M. Mitchell
- Drayton: The Taker by Tony Bertauski
- The Kindling Heart by Carmen Caine
- Witch Song by Amber Argyle
Thomson Twins Tales Box Set by Lois Lavrisa
Chocolate Worth Dying For by Pat Amsden
Mimi's Mix - A Book From Each Series! Hot Suspense & Active Spirits! by Mimi Barbour
- Caroline by Cynthia Wright
- Devil's Lair by David Wisehart
A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
- Turned by Morgan Rice
- The Rules of Dreaming by Bruce Hartman
Taken! Box Set - Books 1-6 by Donald Wells
- Saratoga by M. R. Pritchard
- The Soulkeepers by G. P. Ching
The Saints Go Dying by Erik Hanberg
The Foundlings by R. M. Garcia
- Hounds of Autumn by Heather Blackwood
Dance in Shadow and Whisper: The Marionettes of Myth by Sarah Godfrey and Victoria DeRubeis
Irreparable Harm by Melissa F. Miller
- Abacus by Josh Burton
- Bloodied by Butch Chrestians
- Picture Perfect: A Novel by Janice Thompson
Unscrambled Eggs by Nadia Brown
Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- The Howling Heart by April Bostic

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

Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 479
Grade Range: A+! to A!

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