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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WWW Wednesdays - August 24, 2011

Hi, everyone!

I have decided to participate in this weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. 

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… 

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next? 

My answers:

• What are you currently reading?

I am reading this one for an upcoming book tour.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The year is 2023 and ex-detective Lara Evans is working as a freelance paramedic in a bleak new world. She responds to an emergency call and is nearly killed when a shooter flees the home. Inside she finds the federal employment commissioner wounded, but she’s able to save his life. The next day Lara leaves for the Gauntlet—a national competition of intense physical and mental challenges with high stakes for her home state. She spots the assailant lurking at the arena and soon after, she lands in deep trouble. Who is the mysterious killer and what is motivating him? Can Lara stop him, stay alive, and win the Gauntlet?

I'm listening to this audiobook, which I received for review from Hachette Audio:

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. He's a brilliant young CIA agent, stationed in London. His wife Lucy is seven months pregnant with their first child. They have a wonderful home, and are deeply in love. They have everything they could hope for...until they lose it all in one horrifying moment. On a bright, sunny day, Sam receives a call from Lucy while he's at work. She tells him to leave the building immediately. He does...just before it explodes, killing everyone inside. Lucy vanishes, and Sam wakes up in a prison cell. As the lone survivor of the attack, he is branded by the CIA as a murderer and a traitor. Escaping from the agency, Sam launches into a desperate hunt to save his kidnapped wife and child, and to reveal the unknown enemy who has set him up and stolen his family. But the destruction of Sam's life was only step on in an extraordinary plot-and now Sam must become a new kind of hero. 

• What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished listening to this audiobook, which I received for review from Hachette Audio:

Synopsis from Goodreads:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss. 
It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie's death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie's childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.

One Summer was amazing! Check out my 5-star review HERE.

I just finished reading this one for an upcoming book tour.

Synopsis from Goodreads:


An ancient evil has returned to continue the study it began over a century ago, and it's looking for volunteers. Isaac Winters is the perfect test subject. He's a detective with a damaged past, and something to prove.

On the night of his wife's murder sixteen years ago, which left him a single father, Isaac thought he had seen the worst mankind had to offer.

Until now.

It moves like a virus from person to person, carefully selecting its next host, and leaving a trail of incinerated bodies in its wake. There are no witnesses and no evidence except for a small statue of some unknown figure. Accompanied by a partner short on experience, Isaac must uncover and defeat this faceless villain before it takes from him the greatest reminder of his dead wife. Their daughter.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Next up for review is this book that I received from the publisher, Hachette Book Group, through NetGalley.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.

A terrible truth has been revealed to one man: the entire human race has been drained of every emotion except one— fear. To bring life back to the world, Rom must embark on a journey that will end either in his own demise or a reawakening of humanity. But to bring love and passion back into existence will also threaten the powers of the world with the revolution and anarchy that had nearly destroyed them previously.

After happening upon a journal through strange circumstance, Rom's world is shattered. He learns that humanity long ago ceased to "live," that it exists today in a living death of emotions. In a terrible risk, Rom exposes himself to the vial of blood folded into the old leather of the journal. His change is fearful and fraught with mind-bending emotion. A once-pious observer of the Order's passionless statues, he is filled with uncontrollable impulses. He is filled with love.

He is undone, terrified, and alone in the desolate world.

Unless I receive another audiobook for review, I'm planning on getting back to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series with this one:

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood novels have introduced readers to a "different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing" (All About Romance)world. Now, as the vampire warriors defend their race against their slayers, one male's loyalty to the Brotherhood will be tested-and his dangerous mixed blood revealed...

Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood-even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!


  1. Those look like some great books!! Happy reading!

  2. They all sound good but I think I want to rad about Sam. TY

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  3. The Gift of Illusion looks great! And I really liked your review of David Baldacci's audiobook. I've seen lots of his books around but never picked one up, yet have always wondered what he's like. This is incentive indeed!

  4. Great list. Enjoyed your review of One Summer. I'm still trying to get through with his novel, Sixth Man. I put it down and had forgotten about it. :-( My WWW is up too, if you'd like to check it out. :)

  5. Talesofabookaddict, Aine, The Book Gatherer, and Lena: Thanks to all of you for stopping by!

    My review for The Gift of Illusion will be up on Sept 3rd when the tour makes its stop here!

    I've never read any Baldacci before either, but it sounds like his other novels are suited to my tastes as well. I enjoy a good thriller! I haven't heard of Sixth Man, but I'll like it up in the library catalog.

    Thanks for the links to your WWW Wednesdays. I'm off to check them out!

  6. Very diverse group of books for you this week. Hope you enjoy them.

  7. Thanks for stopping by, Dead Trees and Silver Screens! I do enjoy many genres, and I like to give myself lots of variety so I don't tire of reading similarly-themed books!

    I'm off to see your WWW Wednesdays post!


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