Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cat Thursday, June 27 - Overwhelmed and Stressed

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s).   Share your post in the Mr. Linky at The True Book Addict, hosted by Michelle.  It's all for the love of cats!  Enjoy!

Michelle has been feeling a lot of work stress lately, so the theme this week is stressed-out cats.

Is the tuxedo cat stressed over work, or just stressed in general? 

Alas, the cat in the hat is past the point of job stress. 

And, in closing . . . .

(Her name is Cat, by the way)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday (June 26), Cloche and Dagger (and GIVEAWAY news)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating.

This week, my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop Mystery, #1)
Cloche and Dagger, by Jenn McKinlay

An all-new series from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay

Not only is Scarlett Parker’s love life in the loo—as her British cousin Vivian Tremont would say—it’s also gone viral with an embarrassing video. So when Viv suggests Scarlett leave Florida to lay low in London, she hops on the next plane across the pond. Viv is the proprietor of Mims’s Whims, a ladies’ hat shop on Portobello Road bequeathed to both cousins by their beloved grandmother, and she wants Scarlett to finally join her in the millinery business.

But a few surprises await Scarlett in London. First, she is met at the airport not by Viv, but by her handsome business manager, Harrison Wentworth. Second, Viv—who has some whims of her own—seems to be missing. No one is too concerned about the unpredictable Viv until one of her posh clients is found dead wearing the cloche hat Viv made for her—and nothing else. Is Scarlett’s cousin in trouble? Or is she in hiding?
                                                                                                                             from Goodreads

New York Times best selling author Jenn McKinlay is giving away five autographed advanced reader copies of Cloche and Daggerhere on Goodreads.  The  giveaway is open from June 24 - July 22.  



Jenn McKinlay

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Thanks, Jane!   You just made my day!

You're very welcome!  Best wishes for your new book!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (June 25), Cedar Hollow

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Cedar Hollow
Cedar Hollow, by Tracey Smith

The synopsis (from Goodreads):

Cassidy St. Claire still wasn't sure what she'd been hoping to find when she began the search for her birth parents, but all she’d uncovered was a bunch of death certificates and one ailing great-uncle who’d finally kicked the bucket last week. Since Cassidy is the last surviving member of the family that means his estate, a small seaside bed and breakfast in New Hampshire, has been left to her. An odd stipulation in his Will requires that she appear in person to inherit the property. Cassidy isn't very hopeful that this weekend trip will lead to anything more than a momentary distraction from her busy life, and an excuse to take her convertible for a long drive up the coast.
 She certainly isn't prepared for Mr. Tall Handsome and Brooding; Ben Riley has been running the bed and breakfast for the last several years, and he is definitely less than welcoming. His instant dislike for her is staggering, but his penetrating green eyes burn with a dangerous mixture of hostility and attraction.
Within days of her arrival an attempt is made on her life and then another. Suddenly Cassidy finds herself trying to unravel the mysteries of the past, while outrunning the dangers of the present and finally turning to the strong, protective arms of Ben Riley and a future she'd never imagined.

The Teaser (at 40% of Kindle edition):

“So is Montgomery the closest city?” Cassidy asked.
“The closest with a hospital.”
“I was thinking more along the lines of a shopping mall.”
“Oh, yeah, they have one of those too.”

The speculation: 

I think Cassidy's talking to a guy.  Who do you think she's talking to?

Please leave a comment, with a link to your Teaser Tuesday post, or share your teaser here if you don't have a blog.  Thanks for visiting Jane Reads!  



Farzy Mae

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haha i love that one... i think he's talking to a guy too
my TT is up

Thanks, and thanks for the visit!

Julie Smith

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I think so too.  You wouldn't have to explain "shopping mall" to another woman :)

Exactly!  City = Mall      LOL

Naomi Hop

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Maybe.... or a girl who's not interested in shopping!

Here's My Tease!!


Could be.  Sometimes I would rather shop online, than  be in a check-out line in a store.

Hehe.... me too!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 24)

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  

The participants post the books read in the past week, the current reads and the planned upcoming reads, and often find books to add to never-ending TBR lists.

This participant, however, did not complete any reads in the past week, so the books and goals posted in last week's It's Monday post are still current.  

Instead, I will share with you the books that I have added to my shelves in the past week.  (Who knows when they will be read, but that's irrelevant and totally beside the point.)

I took advantage of the Henery Press Beach Reads 99¢ sale, and purchased the following for my Kindle:

Private Spies (A Jesse Morgan Mystery 1)  I received an ARC of Private Spies from the author for review.

I purchased a Kindle edition of Finding Infinity.  Finding Infinity

The Cat, the Mill and the Murder (A Cats in Trouble Mystery, #5)The paperback edition of The Cat, the Mill, and the Murder that I purchased from Amazon arrived in the mail.  I love getting mail like that!

Well, that's it for my Book Week.  What about you?  

         What did you read (or acquire) last week?  

         What are you reading this week? 


Julie Smith

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A cozy!  Also ... LOVE those 99 cent sales!  Enjoy your reading week!

Thanks, Julie!  And thanks for hopping in!


Elizabeth P.

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ENJOY your week.

Silver's Reviews
My It's Monday, What Are You Reading


Thanks!  And thanks for hopping in!  I hope your week is enjoyable also.


Mardel Sissle

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I've had weeks when I haven't read anything - or rather when I haven't been able to finish a book.  I read, but somedays it's just a few sentences because it's hard to focus.  lol.  Or other times it's because I just cannot stick with one book until I finish it.  haha.  Oh well,  when we can, we read.  :)

Hope you enjoy your new books. :)">My Reading Week
Hope you enjoy your new books. :)

My Reading Week


Thanks!  I'm sure I will - it's just a matter of WHEN I get to enjoy them.

Thanks for hopping in, also!

this google thing is strange to me.   I just realized I had a notification....(slow on the tech learnin') :)