Reading Wrap-up For January at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Saturday, February 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 January 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 Barnes and Noble, Bookmooch, authors and Amazon

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 :))
Accidentally in Love With...A God? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
The Snow Owl by Jon Hartling
TaleSpins by Michael Mullin
- The Tempest Murders by P. M. Terrell
- He's Faster: A Short Story by Carlyle Clark 
- The Black Song Inside by Carlyle Clark

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
Ashenden: A Novel by Elizabeth Wilhide
Daughter of the God-King by Anne Cleeland
- Run With the Wolves: The Pack by T. C. Tombs
Saving Ben by Ashley H. Farley
The Card Counter by James Kipling
The Price of Innocence by Bryan Devore
- The Rowan Tree by Robert W. Fuller
- Without by Glenis Stott
Across Eternity by Aris Whittier
Highland Shift by Laura Harner
Summer of my Secret Angel by Anna Katmore
The Statue of Ku: Moa Series by Tricia Stewart Shiu
Killer Career by Morgan Mandel
Good, Clean Murder: A Plain Jane Mystery by Traci Tyne Hilton
- Porcelain Keys by Sarah Beard
- Heart of Stone by Christine Warren
- Death by Drowning 2 by Abigail Keam
- An American Outlaw by John Stonehouse
- Enemy in the Room by Parker Hudson
- Heiress of Lies: Bloodtruth by Cege Smith
- Gnome Wars: A Short Tale by Barbra Annino
- The Last King by A. Yasmina Collins
- Branded For Murder by Dick Waters
- Nefarious Doings: A Nell Forrest Mystery by Ilsa Evans
- Hide and Seek by P. S. Brown
- Wanderer's Escape by Simon Goodson 
- Marblestone Mansion by Marti Talbott
- Don't Dare a Dame by M. Ruth Myers
- Something About Her by Jeannie Ruesch
- Parallel by Claudia Lefeve
- Two Pair by Jessica Jackson, Mackenzie Jackson, Meredith Jackson and Stephanie Jackson
- Dangerous by Alycia Linwood
- Accidental Deception by Tina Martin
- Shadow-Love Stalkers by Claudy Conn
- The MacKinnon's Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Before Bethlehem by James J. Flerlage
Gaspar And The Fantastical Hats by David A. Lindsay
- Fire and Ice by Patty Jansen
- The Dark Citadel by Michael Wallace
- Still Life With Murder by P. B. Ryan
- Shelf Ice by Aaron Stander
Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams
- Kissing in the Dark by Wendy Lindstrom
- Sacred Fear by Lucy-Anne Smith
- The Demon Calumnius by Samantha Johns
- The Legender by Jason Link
- In Your Dreams by Amy Martin
- The Victim by Jonas Saul
- The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
- A Bandit's Betrayed Heart by Michelle McLean
- Fog City Strangler by Greg Messel
- The Officer and the Bostoner by Rose Gordon
- Alpha Mine by Brenda Sparks
- Patriot Ghosts by Bruce Gatenby 
- She Pulls Off the Interstate by Eugene Ahn
- On the Street Where You Die by Al Stevens
- The Wanderess by Roman Payne
- Tony Partly Cloudy by Nick Rollins
- Trying the Knot by Todd Erickson
- Deceptive Innocence Part I by Kyra Davis
- Deceptive Innocence Part II by Kyra Davis
- The Weight of Blood: A Novel by Laura McHugh
- The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense by M. J. Rose
- Hallowed by Bryant Delafosse
- American Ghoul by Walt Morton
- A Watermelon Summer by Anna Hess
- Mine to Tarnish by Janeal Falor
- Malicious by James Raven
- Magic All Around by Marcy L. Peska
- The Gondola Maker by Laura Morelli
- Raytara: Judgement of the Stars by Elke Schuster
- Revelations: The Merlin Chronicles by Daniel Diehl
- The Choosing by Jeremy Laszlo
- Anstice by Marjean Ragsdale
- Graveyard Shift by Angela Roquet
- Jefferson's Road: The Spirit of Resistance by Michael J. Scott
- Soul Stealer by Sam Richardson
- Eye of Darkness by Michael J. Scott
- Finding Love - The Outsider Series: Volume 2 by Lorhainne Eckhart
- Angels With Attitudes Omnibus: Books 1-3 by Mimi Barbour
- Dangerous Loves Romantic Suspense Collection by Dorothy McFalls
- Red Rock's Rebel: Bridge Novella by Taylor Lee
- Lady Justice and the Assassin by Robert Thornhill
- Iron Bloom by Billy Wong
- Chasing Sam by Krystal Shannan
- Blue Violet by Abigail Owen
- Being Prince Charming by D. L. Jackson
- Behind the Facade: Volumes One and Two by Victoria and Rebecca Heap
- The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne
- Captured Minds by R. A. Odum
- Long Holler Road: A Dark Southern Thriller by David Lee Malone
- Just Add Salt by Jinx Schwartz
- Kalorama Shakedown by Robert Bruce Stewart
- The Midnight Side by Natasha Mostert
- Diviner's Prophecy by Nicolette Andrews
- Windwalker by Natasha Mostert
- His Island Bride by Shadonna Richards
- Sea Scoundrel by Annette Blair
- The Destiny Quest Chronicles by Varun Vashist
- Invisible by Cecily Anne Paterson
- I am Phoenix by S. S. Phoenix
- Hope's Decree by Angela McPherson
- The Lotus Cross by Ray Anderson
- The Tyrant's Daughter by J. C. Carleson
- A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes
- The Loyal Servant: A Very British Political Thriller by Eva Hudson
A Detective Shakespeare Mysteries Collection (Books 1-3) by J. Robert Kennedy
Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued by Anna Elliott
- The First by Jason Mott 
- Nick the Saint by Anthony Szpak
- Dragon Defender by J. A. Blackburn
- Sweet Blood of Mine by John Corwin
- Rae of Hope by W. J. May
- In the Black Room: A Paranormal Romance by Luke Smitherd
- Fairylicious by Tiffany Nicole Smith
- The Eye of Erasmus by Teresa Geering
- Colorworld by Rachel E. Kelly
- Dogs of Orninica by Daniel Unedo
- The Hunter, the Bear and the Seventh Sister by B. I. Woolet
- Time For Love by Emma Kaye
- Scandal: The Death of a Legacy by Johnny Ray
- Murder in the South of France by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
- Death Checks Inn by Sara Robbins
- BlackDown by D. M. Mitchell
- Before the Legend by J. U. Scribe
- Cold Company by A. J. Aalto
- It's the Stars Will be Our Lamps by Alan Walsh
- Rainy Nights: Three Novels by J. R. Rain
- Legendary Lover by Renee Roszel
- Helga: Out of the Hedgelands by Rick Johnson
- Boundless by Brad Cotton
- Where's Lolly? by Stephen Henning
- Rival by Lacy Yager
- War of the Gods by Justine E. Borrego, Marco Antonio Borrego and Juan David Borrego
- Seduction of the Scepter by Rose E. Sabin
- Mango Bay by Bill Myers
- The Cut-Out by Jon King
- Bad Call: A Psychological Thriller by James Harper
- A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin
- Secret of the Thorns: A Political Thriller by Tom Haase
- Burnt Offerings by Michael Lister
- The Air Singer by K. Huber
- Gifted by Jim Ellis
- Weaver by John Abramowitz
- Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford
- Warriors: Every Man Matters by Michael Obermire and Gary Zelesky
- Smoke and Mirrors by L. B. Clark
- Breaking Twig by Deborah Epperson
- The Gypsy's Dream by Sara Alexi
- Broken Angel by S. W. Vaughn
- Crazy, VA by Shannon Hill
- Myth: A Wall Street Novel by David A. Mallach
- Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz
- Incubus by Jennifer Quintenz
- The Sixth Sense by Lawrence Gold
- Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer
- Blood Feud by Daniel Harris
- Painted Red by Douglas Parks
- The Codex of Vampiric Bloodlines by R. M. Garcia
- Unfinished Business by Richard Levesque
- Shannon's Daughter by Karen Welch
- Shine On by Allison J. Jewell
- Wild Irish Ride: A Southern Steam Novel by Jennifer Saints
- Missing Winter by Chris Folk
- Pale Boundaries by Scott Cleveland
- Death in the Beginning by Gary Williams
- Carrots: A Shelby Nichols Adventure by Colleen Helme
- Dead Radiance by T. G. Ayers
- Give me Reason by Zoey Derrick
- Before the Devil Knows You're Dead by J. L. Murray
- Bitter Fruit: A Taste Of The Antholocaust by Justin Osborne
- Handle With Care by Emily Porterfield
- Our Little Secrets by Merry Farmer
- Born to be Wild by Patti Berg
- Desired to Death by J. M. Maison
- River's Recruit by Charlotte Abel
- Enchantment by Charlotte Abel
- Five by Christie Rich
- 13 on Halloween by Laura A. H. Elliott
- City of the Divine Sun by Holly McCaghren
- Simply, Mine by M. L. Gardner
- Gaia's Secret by Barbara Kloss
- The I. P. O. by Dan Koontz
- One Road to Hell by J. J. Klein
- Fire at Dawn by Lila Ashe
- Through the Wildwood by M. R. Mathias
- Elseerian: The Second Draeken War by Ben Hale
- The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo
- Against the Odds by Mara Jacobs
- Black Collar by Daniel Sullivan
- His Leading Lady by Jean Joachim
- Secrets, Spies and Sweet Little Lies by Tara Kingston
- Everblade by G. M. Browning
- Reveal by Brina Courtney
- Always Yours by Somi Ekhasomhi
- Whispers of Murder by Cheryl Bradshaw
- Hook and Peter by Doram Jacoby
- Blue Courage by C. J. Davis
- Gateway to Nifleheim by Glenn G. Thater
- In the Shadow of the Earth by J. P. Borders
- Freedom's Sunset by Elliott Middleton
- Disappearance by Niv Kaplan
- Deep in the Heart by Staci Stallings
- Follow the Heart by Anita Mills
- Fresh Temptation by Reeni Austin
- Space Junque by L. K. Rigel
- Sherdan's Prophecy by Jess Mountfield
- Sleepwalking by Raelke Grimmer
- The Garden Plot by Marty Wingate
- The Dirty Book Murder: A Rare Book Mystery by Thomas Shawver
- The Perfect Wife by Victoria Alexander
- The Parent Trap by Vic Crume
- Demon Witch by Geoffrey Huntington
- Either Side of Midnight by Tori de Clare
- Simpson's Will by Edward A. McCoyd
- Bleeker Hill by Russell Mardell
- Alpha Hybrid: The Becoming by Larissa Ladd
- Untangle my Heart by Maria K. Alexander
- The Dogcatcher by Bruce Luchsinger
- Bone Diamond: Weird Stories by Michael John Grist
- Dark Fate: The Gathering by Matt Howerter
- Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva
- Invisible Wings by Janell Rhiannon
- Freak of Nature by Katie Lee O'Guinn
- Hunter by Joanne Wadsworth
- Anstractor: Vestalia by Greg Dragon
- Knot in Time by Alan Tucker
- The Eden Project: Humanity's Last Chance by D. P. Fitzsimons
- A Raucous Time by Julia Hughes
- The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
- Annihilation by K. D. McAdams
- Driftwood by Shauna Bickley
- The Overlap by Lynn Costa
- License to Date by Susan Hatler
- A Cry of Honor by Morgan Rice
- Sophia: Within by Jordana Lizama
- Saving Wishes by G. J. Walker-Smith
- Almost a Bride by Patricia McLinn
- Ashes of Roses by Christine Pope
- Chimera by David Kaine
- O'Henry by T. G. Brown
- Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable
- Nothing is Negotiable by Mark Bentsen
- Buzz Books 2014 by Robin Dellabough
- Gravettian Goddess by B. Alexander Howerton
- Advent of Perpetual Sorrows by A. A. Pencil
- Catered to Death by Marlo Hollinger
- Broken: Nick by Annie Jacoby
- Fighting Fire: The Intern by Emily Stone
- Family Magic by Patti Larsen
- The Crickhowell School For the Muses by Rachel Waxman
- Bloom by A. P. Kensey

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Accidentally in Love With...A God? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
The Snow Owl by Jon Hartling
TaleSpins by Michael Mullin
- The Tempest Murders by P. M. Terrell
- The Ghost Light by Fritz Leiber
- He's Faster: A Short Story by Carlyle Clark
- The Black Song Inside by Carlyle Clark

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: 975
Grade Range: A+! to A!

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