Previous Book Club Reads

July/August 2013 was The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

FirstDaysThe Schedule:

July 25th – Chapters 1-3
August 1st – Chapters 4-7
August 8th – Chapters 8-11
August 15th – Chapters 12-15
August 22nd – Chapters 16-19
August 29th – Chapters 20-epilogue

Goodreads Description:

Katie is driving to work one beautiful day when a dead man jumps into her car and tries to eat her.  That same morning, Jenni opens a bedroom door to find her husband devouring their toddler son.

Fate puts Jenni and Katie—total strangers—together in a pickup, fleeing the suddenly zombie-filled streets of the Texas city in which they live. Before the sun has set, they have become more than just friends and allies—they are bonded as tightly as any two people who have been to war together.

During their cross-Texas odyssey to find and rescue Jenni’s oldest son, Jenni discovers the joy of watching a zombie’s head explode when she shoots its brains out. Katie learns that she’s a terrific tactician—and a pretty good shot.

A chance encounter puts them on the road to an isolated, fortified town, besieged by zombies, where fewer than one hundred people cling to the shreds of civilization.

It looks like the end of the world. But Katie and Jenni and many others will do whatever they have to to stay alive. Run, fight, pick each other up when they stumble, fall in love…anything is possible at the end of the world.

May/June 2013 Read was Blood Vine by Amber Belldene

BloodVineThe Schedule:

Goodreads Description:

In Blood Vine, bites are an inconvenient bliss, exiled vampires are wasting away, and the fate of their kind depends on the perfect PR campaign.When public relations pro Zoey Porter arrives at an enchanting California winery, she discovers her sexy new client is the almost one-night stand she can’t forget. After her husband’s suicide, Zoey has vowed never to risk her heart again. But can she walk away from the intriguing winemaker a second time?

Driven from Croatia by his ancient foes, vampire Andre Maras has finally made a blood-like wine to cure his fellow refugees. Now he needs Zoey’s PR expertise to reach them. After his wife’s death, Andre has a vow of his own—never to risk another painful blood bond. And one taste of the tempting Zoey would bind him to her eternally.

His secrets stall her PR plans. Her jealousy is stoked by the blissed-out beauties leaving his bedroom. At every turn, he utterly fails to resist her. When she discovers he is a vampire, will she be lost to the golden-eyed Hunters, or lose herself to the emptiness in her heart, before she can help him save his kind?

March/April 2013 Read was Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush

VioletMidnightThe Schedule:

March 7th- 1-5
March 14th- 6-11
March 21st-12-16
March 28th- 17-22
April 4th- 23-27
April 11th- 28-32
April 18th- 33-38
April 25th-39-43

Goodreads Description:

Let the Hunt begin…

Blending in with her college co-eds proves difficult for vampire Hunter, Emma Martin, considering the mystical tattoo on her wrist glows whenever Vamps are near. And after three months of silence, the glow is back with a vengeance.

Jake Cunningham witnesses Emma, a violet-eyed beauty, using unimaginable powers to fight off a fanged creature. Finally, after two years of searching, he may have found out what he’s become—a Hunter, like Emma.

Thankful for an ally in the fight against the Vamps, Emma finds hope and comfort in Jake’s arms. As she learns more about her new love’s family and its dark heritage, she may be forced not only to hunt them but to sacrifice her life to save Jake’s soul.

January/February 2013 Read was Stealing Breath by Joanne Brothwell

StealingBreath

Goodreads Description:Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, twenty-one year old Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent… creature. Sarah survives, destroying the monster by using mysterious abilities she didn’t even know she had. Bloody and bruised, Sarah flees the scene and runs directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But what is Evan doing out in the forest at five in the morning? Turning to a healer, Sarah is shocked to learn her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child-an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others. But her indigo aura also makes her an easy target for those who wish to consume her powerful essence. Soon, Sarah is falling deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart and trust that he is the man he says he is. But she can’t ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, leading her on a course that will force her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.
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November/December 2012 Read was A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

ChristmasCarolGoodreads Description:

One of the best-loved and most quoted stories of “the man who invented Christmas”-English writer Charles Dickens-A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched millions of hearts since. Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like. . .and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas!

Reading Schedule:

Nov 1 – Stave 1 (aka Chapter 1)
Nov 8 – Stave 2 (aka Chapter 2)
Nov 15 – Stave 3 (aka Chapter 3)
Nov 22 – Enjoy Thanksgiving with family
Nov 29 – Stave 4 (aka Chapter 4)
Dec 6 – Stave 5 (aka Chapter 5)
Dec 13 – Movie Time! - Find and watch a film adaptation of the book (your choice) and share your thoughts on it. What version did you watch? How similiar/different was it from the book? What did you like about the adaptation? Dislike? etc.
Dec 20 – Review (And Happy Holidays to all!)
Dec 27 – Enjoy a wonderful break!

September/October 2012 Read was Lonely Souls by Kate Evangelista

The Reading Schedule

Sept 6th – Chap 1-4
Sept 13th – Chap 5-7
Sept 20th – Chap 8-11
Sept 27th – Chap 12-14
Oct 4th – Chap 15-18
Oct 11th – Chap 19-21
Oct 18th – Chap 22-24
Oct 25th – Chap 25-27
Oct 30th Review with linky

Goodreads Description:

It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order… that is until her mother’s disappearance. Determined to find out what happened to her mother, Triss uncovers cryptic messages that lead her to the dark side of magic that she never wanted to believe existed. Forced on a journey that may not give her the answers she was hoping for, it’s up to Triss not to fall victim to the realm of Lonely Souls.

July/August 2012 Read was Taste by Kate Evangelista

Goodreads Description:

At Barinkoff Academy, there’s only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.

When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

The Reading Schedule 
Aug 31st review with linky

May-June 2012 Read was Bella by Steven Piacente

Book Synopsis from Author’s Website:

Isabel Moss knew she might lose her husband when he went off to war.
When the call came, she was almost ready.
What stopped her cold was the second call…

Reading Schedule
May 3rd Preface-3
May 10th 4-8
May 17th 9-12
May 24th 13-16
May 31st 17-21
June 7th 22-25
June14th 26-29
June 21st 30-33
June 28th 34-37
Review with Linky 29th

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