Thursday, May 5, 2016

May TBR pile…

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I’m a mood reader so we’ll see how this goes but the plan is to get through this stack of books – all for review (except The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris – which was a b’day gift and for fun read).

Have you guys read any of these? What’s on your May TBR pile?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April reading wrap-up

April was a good month for reading – number’s wise anyway with 16 total books read. While there were a few stand outs – most were meh kind of reads.

YA
PearlSoundlessLove, Lies and Spies

Romance
DirtySidebarredTake Me, CowboySummer at Little Beach Street Bakery

LGBQT Romance
Phase ShiftSafe in Your FireWhen Tony Met Adam
Beta TestUntil SeptemberSelfie
Lead Me NotCome What MayMr. and Mr. Smith

Favorites:
Until September, Beta Test, Phase Shift

DNF:
Selfie

Everything else:

Enjoyable but didn’t blow me away

Challenges:

I’m doing really well with my Goodreads Reading Challenge – 66 out 120 books read for 2016

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Karen has read 66 books toward her goal of 120 books.
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I’m on target with my Blogger Shame Challenge – I’ve read 56out of my goal of 12 books for 2016.

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Blogging:
 I WAS doing pretty well there too. I had scheduled 2 posts a week for 4 weeks in advance but then I got sick for a week and now I’m back to zero posts drafted. Oh well. You win some – you lose some. lol SO posts may be sporadic until I get back up to speed again.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Review: Phase Shift (Chaos Station, #5) by Jenn Burke, Kelly Jensen


Phase Shift (Chaos Station, #5)Zander and Felix’s relationship has always pushed boundaries—personal and professional alike—but their love and commitment is stronger than ever. So strong that Zander’s ready to ask commitment-shy Felix the question of a lifetime when he’s interrupted. The Chaos is being hacked, and crucial, top secret information about the project that created Zander—and his fellow super soldiers—has been leaked.

Neither man could have expected the enormity of what’s discovered at the end of the data trail: an entire colony of super soldiers run by the very doctor who changed Zander’s life forever. And now she needs them both—Zander to train her new crop of soldiers, and Felix’s new crystalline arm to stabilize their body chemistry.

With help from the unlikeliest of allies, Zander, Felix and theChaos crew must destroy the project and all its ill-gotten information. But when the team is split up and Felix is MIA after a dangerous run, galactic disaster is a very real possibility…and Zander may have missed his chance to ask for forever. ~
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Source: e-arc provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Review:
Phase Shift is the 5th, and last book, in the Chaos Station series. While it’s always sad to say goodbye to characters and a world I love – this was the perfect send off.

Burke and Jensen put poor Felix and Zed through the emotional and physical wringer during this series and they have finally gotten their, well deserved, HEA. Not without a few more obstacles thrown their way of course.

Phase Shift had absolutely everything I was hoping for...romance, action, answers and plenty of time with all of the Chaos crew.

Despite not being a huge fan of sci-fi this quickly became one of my favorite series and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for complex relationships and Firefly like action!

You can check out my Speed Date review of the first three book here.