The Secrets of Blood and Bone (#2 Jackdaw Hammond) by Rebecca Alexander, review book direct from Author              It is my intention to try to finish reading this Historical Fiction book this weekend if I can.

Synopsis: Following her showdown with Elizabeth Bathory, Jackdaw Hammond is running from her past,                         hiding from her future, and hoping to contain her newfound thirst for blood. Buying an overgrown home in                   the middle of nowhere seems like the perfect place to escape…at least until she finds herself in the sights of                   a murderous family with a terrible secret and a penchant for dark magic. Meanwhile, her old ally Felix                             Guichard has gone to New Orleans to conduct his own investigation into the nature of blood magic, but is                       soon sucked into the intrigues of the city’s occult underworld. But Jack will need Felix more than she                               knows, for the battle for her soul is set to begin.                                                                                                                                   Her only salvation may lie with the secrets of 16th century master occultist Edward Kelley, and a                                   dangerous mission he undertook in Venice to confront the Inquisition, the darkest deeds of his own past,                       and the fearsome power of Elizabeth Bathory.

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It’s Not My Favourite (#1 The Lake Effect) by Rue                                                                                                                            It is my intention to continue/finish reading  this glbt Romance book this week end,                                                                  Synopsis: “An irreverent, modern-day, romantic comedy!”
The Hutchinson sisters grew up under the piercing, pious stare of a preacher’s wife. Plagued by her                                ever-disappointed refrain, “Well, it’s not my favorite.” Their search to find their own way in the world has not                been a screaming success.
Gwenn is a good girl, a responsible girl…a miserable girl. Her steady diet of vivid fantasies is the only                              part of her life she enjoys. She daydreams of new parents, a more exciting job and an actual love life. She                        struggles to run a business as The Organizer, while she stacks relationship carcasses in the closet of her                          own completely unorganized life. Her only real friend is her younger sister, Rachel.
Rachel is outgoing, risqué and happily gay. The only people who don’t know this little secret are her                                judgemental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley. Rachel struggles mightily to dodge her mother’s constant                            attempts to set her up with “nice Christian boys”; while holding down a job at the bakery and keeping                              up with her rock-star girlfriend!
Gwenn uncovers a photo that brings her imaginary world careening into reality. She’s forced to ask                                herself if wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory is the answer she’s been seeking or a grand delusion.
Break-ups, meltdowns, family secrets, wild nights and finally a journey of self-discovery to exotic New                          Zealand keep Gwenn and Rachel stumbling toward independence.
So grab your parka and join the Hutchinson girls, as they experience the Lake Effect in Duluth,                                        Minnesota!

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Pivot Point (#1 Pivot Point) by Cassie West                                                                                                                                            It is my intention to try to finish this YA book this weekend                                                                                                         Synopsis: Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .
Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look           into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When         Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her                     father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the         life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks         into the future proves it’s not.
In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school             where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued             by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked         to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens                         everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live         through . . . and who she can’t live without.

Appologies:  This post was meat to be published on Friday but life got in the way.