Summer Book Trek Week 4


This update covers mid-day July 18th through midnight July 25th. I’ll post the final wrap-up on Monday. Don’t forget to add your points by midnight July 31, 2015 (Mountain) to be in the final drawings for prizes. If you have read, reviewed and/or nominated more books than the Rafflecopter form allows, please email your links
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Marrying Christopher by Michele Paige Holmes


Regency Romance. Having seen both his sisters Grace and Helen happily married, Christopher Thatcher is free to pursue his dream of life in America. With adventure in his heart and mind, he boards one of the first steamships set to cross the Atlantic in the record breaking time of only twenty-five days. Within the first
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Love on a Whim by Aubrey Mace


Contemporary Romance. Six months out of law school, Rachel Pearce is completely disillusioned by her job hunt. Despite pounding the pavement with her Ivy League degree in hand, her job prospects are no brighter than the day she graduated. Then in a chance meeting with a former acquaintance, eccentric young millionaire Henry Walker, Rachel finds
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Once Upon an Assassin by Konstanz Silverbow


Young Adult Fantasy. Death ruined him—only love can save him. At nine years of age, Derrick watched as his father was murdered for defying the sinister Cordae and his ring of thugs. With no family remaining and unable to defend himself, Derrick is taken from his home by his father’s murderer and turned into a
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Summer Book Trek Week 3


We’ve done THREE weeks of Summer Book Trek 2015. It has flown by. This week’s stats ended on Saturday, July 18th, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain. If you’ve added points since then, they’ll show up on next week’s stats. As of today, I’ve sent out emails to 60 winners. Not all of them have chosen their
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Callahan Crossroads by Anola Pickett


Children/Middle Grade Historical. Grown-ups said us kids could help our country win. Eat more corn. Give up sugar. Buy Thrift stamps. Collect prune pits. After a whole year doing this sissy stuff, we still hadn’t won. I wasn’t old enough to enlist, but this summer I’d do something dangerous. Something tough and brave. —George Callahan
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Servant of the Crown by Melissa McShane


Historical Fantasy Romance. Alison Quinn, Countess of Waxwold, is content with her bookish life—until she’s summoned to be a lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Tremontane’s mother for six months. Even the prospect of access to the Royal Library doesn’t seem enough to make up for her sacrifice, but Alison is prepared to do her service
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Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D. Ficklin


Young Adult Historical Fiction. Sophie—now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia—had a tough first year at Imperial Court. Married at sixteen to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and settled in their own palace, things start to look up. As a new day dawns, Catherine thinks only of securing her future, and the future of
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The Haunting of Springett Hall by E.B. Wheeler


Young Adult Victorian Fantasy/Horror. Eighteen-year-old Lucy doesn’t remember how she died or why she’s haunting Springett Hall in Victorian England. One thing is certain: she was trying to fix a terrible mistake—one she must set right before oblivion reclaims her. As she pieces together the mystery of her death, shadows try to drag her into
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Summer Book Trek 2015 Week 2


We’re finishing up our second week of awesome stats for the Summer Book Trek 2015 Reading Challenge. Woot! Woot! As of 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, the lists below are where we stand. (Had to cut it off a little early because I won’t have time to do it tomorrow.) I want to give a GREAT
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Liberty by Rebecca Belliston


Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic. Chicago is burning, a rebellion rises, but that’s the least of Carrie’s concerns. Patrolman Simmons is assigned new partners who threaten the security and secrecy of Carrie’s clan. Tensions are high, lines are drawn, and Carrie feels a wedge growing between her and Greg. Haunted by past mistakes and impending tragedies, Greg knows he
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Veils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen


Cozy Mystery. When wedding planner Adrielle Pyper orchestrates a destination ceremony in Hawaii, she’s prepared for anything—except murder. After the trauma of her last event, the beautiful isle of Kauai is the perfect place for Adri to unwind and do what she does best—plan. She even lets herself indulge in the attention of the groom’s
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Mania by J.R. Johansson


Young Adult Paranormal Thriller/Horror. Jack and his half-brother, Parker, have no time to mourn the loss of their father. With an attack by the body-stealing Takers imminent, the pair must put aside their grief and track down the ingredients of their father’s formula—one that will rein in the power-hungry Takers and keep their family and
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Worth Waiting For by Sally Johnson


Contemporary Romance. Sophia thought she was over her broken heart, but the news that her roommate has eloped with Sophia’s ex-husband hits her like a ton of bricks. She knows she should be fine with the unexpected revelation—after all, her boyfriend, Luke, is incredible—but it would seem her heart is not as resilient as she
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Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George


Young Adult Paranormal. As debutantes in 1890’s New York City, cousins Dacia and Lou know little about their Romanian relations, the mysterious Florescus. Now, upon turning seventeen, the girls must journey to Romania to meet their cousins and their tyrant of a grandmother and learn the secrets of their family—secrets spoken of in whispers… known
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