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~ Playing Catch Up ~

May 25, 2012

     Summer doesn't kick off until this weekend, but already I see a recurring theme in my reading material, one that more than likely will continue this summer.  What theme am I talking about?  Well, I've been playing catch up on series that I started but haven't kept up with or series that I've never begun but wanted to.  There are just so many great books and at times we readaholics get side tracked by other books and series while waiting for the release of a particular book.  I keep a meticulous record of all the books I've read,and all the books I'm going to read.  I keep two specific calendars at all times one is for all my family dates and the other's sole purpose is to keep track of books. At times I look at my book calender and am amazed by how many dates are sequestered by book release dates.  In between these dates my fickle little heart will find a new book or author and become absorbed in that particular journey.  Then when I resurface and check my calender and email, I realize that I've missed a release date, or the arrival of a book via amazon.  Granted this doesn't happen too often, but when it does, I have to play catch up.
       If there is one thing I can not stand, it's reading books out of order. I hate when I come across books that have back stories and find myself clueless.  Even the most talented of authors can only retell so much of the previous book. I'm the kind of gal that needs all the details, I don't want any surprises because I don't have all the facts from previous books. I just don't want to read a book if it's in a series and I haven't keep up.  Obsessive much?  Believe me when I tell you that even I think this is obsessive behavior.
      As if that weren't enough, then I have incredible friends that send me books  I have not read.  A couple of weeks ago my friend Steph from  FANGS WANDS AND FAIRY DUST learnt that I hadn't read the Chess Putman series by Stacia Kane and that I had an ARC for the fourth book.  So, she just sent me the first three books in the series. I've been hooked on those this past week, and very happy with Kane's unique writing style. I'm going to have send a little payback Steph's way, needless to say, I was completely thrilled with the generous gift.
    Before starting on the Chess Putman series I was all over the  Katherine "Kitty" Kat series by Gini Koch and finally caught up. Especially after I won the ARC for Alien Diplomacy.  Please join Gini Koch's site, she has amazing giveaways all year round. Plus Gini Koch is always going to Comi cons and comes back with tons of goodies that she so lovingly gives away on her site. Gini is at the Phoenix Comicon this week so that means there will be lots up for grabs when she returns. So please subscribe to her site and above all read her books, they are too kewl.  Then I began the Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price, I had to play catch up quickly because Grave Memory, the third book in the series, is due out in July.  My reading club is currently discussing Grave Witch, the first book in the series. If you haven't read the book, check out this giveaway HERE.  My friend Wall-toWall Books is hosting the event during  her month of Witches. Hurry the last day to enter is the 29th of May!

Below is a list of the other series I have to play catch up with. Some are new series and some are series I began but haven't been up to date with. There are more,but I won't be able to read them this summer.

The World of the Edge Series by Ilona Andrews
Books: (New series for me.)
  1. ON THE EDGE
  2. BAYOU MOON
  3. FATE’S EDGE
  4. STEEL’S EDGE –November 27, 2012 ~ Pre Order

The Sabina Kane Series by Jaye Wells
Books:
  1. Vampsploitation -Prequel short story to Red-Headed Stepchild.                                               (Found in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance, vol 2
  2. Red-Headed Stepchild (Read)
  3. The Mage In Black
  4. Green-Eyed Demon
  5. Silver Tongued Devil
  6. Blue-Blooded Vampire
*  I'm not quite sure why I stopped reading the series, more than likely my little fickle self was distracted by some other book.  My bestie Cindy @ Cinfully Wonderful Reviews reminded me of the series when she told me of her "must haves" for June.  I then realized that I had only read the first book, and made a note to play catch up. 

The Allie Beckstrom Series by Devon Monk
(Major Catch UP)
  1. Magic To The Bone (Read)
  2. Magic In The Blood
  3. Magic In The Shadows
  4. Magic On The Storm
  5. Magic At The Gate
  6. Magic On The Hunt
  7. Magic On The Line
  8. Magic Without Mercy



How do you feel about series?  Are you as norotic as I am?  What are your favorite series?


Oh, just in case you read the
Dorina Basarab Series by  Karen Chance, there's a contest!
Head over to her place and find out how you could be the lucky winner of Fury's Kiss. 
Fury's Kiss Contest
(I am caught up with this series.  He he) 

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2 comments

  1. Hey sweetie, thanks for posting my latest...you da bomb! I am soooo looking forward to your upcoming interview! Get the inside scoop for us. 'K? 'K!

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  2. I'm glad you are Stacia Kane's books. I just love Chess--she brings out my dormant maternal instincts. We all almost lost Stacia last year so I am especially glad now when a new book from her comes out.

    You know, I have all these books lined up to be read via NetGalley and Edeweiss and yet when a favorite series releases one I haven't received I immediately read it. I just started reading Blue Blooded Vampire by Jaye Wells. It is the last of the Sabina Kane series.

    Stay well. Steph

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