WWW Wednesday: October 21st, 2020

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

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


Personal

My Wednesday and Thursday were quiet enough. That lasted until approximately 5:30pm Thursday afternoon. That was when Miss R decided she wanted to play outside while I cooked supper. Mr Z and his friend were outback and I let her (I was also cooking in the kitchen). She comes in about 45 mins later, laughing, and talking about how she twirled on the swing. Long story short, she got whiplash from twirling on the swing. Her neck hurt her so bad that I took her to the Dr on Friday. I swear, only my kids…lol.

School is going well for everyone. Report cards were mailed home and I should be getting them either tomorrow or Friday. Miss B brought her grades up to a B average, Mr Z is straight A’s and Miss R….well, I think she’s all S’s (not sure though. Elementary doesn’t go through PowerSchool). The school board voted to have the high school kids go every other week, instead of every 2 weeks and that starts next week. Miss B is very excited about going every other week.

I started playing Elder Scroll Online again. I go between ESO, Black Desert Online and Sims 4. Right now, I am loving ESO. I am also playing Animal Crossing on my Switch (I am renovating my island) and Baldur’s Gate 3 through Steam (actually, ESO and BDO are on Steam too).

On TV, I’m watching Utopia on Amazon Prime Video. BK and I just finished episode 2. We’ve also been watching a lot of soccer and American football. Miss R has been watching The Willoughby’s on Netflix and Secrets of the Zoo on Disney +, which means I have been watching them too. As a family, we’ve been rewatching all the Marvel movies, in order. My favorite,Thor Ragnarok. Those fight scenes!!

Reading wise, I’m actually doing OK!!! I have finally gotten back into the groove of things. Now, that doesn’t mean I am going to go out and start requesting everything I can get my hands on. I am still going to only do reviews of books that are in my TBR list/anything I get from the library. Speaking of the library, I finally got my digital copy of The Whisper Man on Monday. I finished it in one night and loved it!!


What I am currently reading:

The Master of Verona (Star-Cross'd #1)

The Master of Verona is a sweeping historical novel that takes place, primarily, in early 14th Century Verona. It is the story of Pietro Alaghieri – the eldest surving son of the poet Dante – who gets caught up in the sweep of history: the war between Padua and Verona; the rise of Verona’s Capitano, Cangrande della Scala, Dante’s increasing fame since the publication of The Inferno, an infernal plot against Cangrande’s bastard son, and the rivalry of his two best friends over the affections of a girl, a rivalry that will severe a friendship, divide a city, and ultimately lead to the best-known tragic romance in history.

In 1312, the exiled poet Dante and his two sons, seventeen year old Pietro and fourteen year old Jacopo (“Poco”), travel to Verona at the invitation of Verona’s leader, the legendary Franceso “Cangrande” della Scalla.  While there, a sneak attack on Vincenza, Verona’s client city, leads Pietro into his first battle, into the confidences of the charaismatic Cangrande, and into a tight friendship with Mariotto (“Mari”) Montecchi  and Antonio (“Antony”) Capuletti.  But hidden forces are at work against Cangrande – a series of attempts against a male baby, named Francesco and adopted by Cangrande’s sister, widely believed to be his bastard son and possible heir.

Based on historical figures and the stories that formed the basis for some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Master of Verona is a compelling novel of politics, friendship, and conspiracy that recalls the best of Bernard Cornwell and Dorothy Dunnett.

I am having a tough time getting into reading The Master of Verona and am seriously considering DNF’ing. In 3 days, I have only gotten to about 20%. I’m going to give it one more day before calling it.


I recently finished reading:

The Whisper Man

In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.

After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.

But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man,” for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.

Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter’s crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.

And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window…


What books I think I’ll read next:

Hidden Hollywood (Happy Endings Book Club, #1)

A new standalone series from USA Today bestselling author Kylie Gilmore about the irresistibly sexy Campbell brothers (and a tomboy sister) who find love with the help of the matchmaking leader of the Happy Endings Book Club. Get your happy ending!

HIDDEN HOLLYWOOD (Book #1, Happy Endings Book Club)

She’s on top…

When superstar actress Claire Jordan researched her role for the Fierce Trilogy movies, she never expected the bond she feels with the author and her romance book club aka The Happy Endings Book Club. Soon Claire finds herself confessing her secret longing for a regular guy—no more egocentric wealthy players—and the book club is all too ready to help. In disguise as a regular girl, she’s all set for a date with book-club-approved Josh Campbell.

He’s on top…

Billionaire tech CEO Jake Campbell is weary of gold-digging women, especially the glamorous superficial types. So when his identical twin Josh calls in a favor asking Jake to step in as him on a date, Jake figures one of Josh’s cute girl-next-door types might be just what he needs. One night of passion with the sweet girl-next-door leaves Jake wanting more, except she seems to have vanished.

Sometimes a Happy Ending is just the beginning.

I Want To Be Yours (British Billionaires Book 1)

Love demands you surrender all…
Niccolo Darian was a man in conflict. Married for six years to a woman he neither loved nor wanted, and at the same time, friend to a woman he wanted like no other. The tenacious grip he held on his integrity and honor was constantly being tested. Finding his wife in bed with another man should have been painful, but all he could think about was how soon he could claim the woman of his desire.
Mari Quinn knew it was wrong, but she’d been in love with her married boss for years. Accepting that he was beyond her reach, she settled for being his friend and confidant. Respecting his commitment, and certainly admiring it, she was determined not to do anything to compromise his relationship with his wife. But her resolve shattered in one night.
In an effort to console Niccolo, Mari gave him more than a shoulder to lean on. Months later, the consequence of that night irrevocably changed their lives.

Ashes of the Fall (The Remnants Trilogy #1)

Sometimes the fall is only the beginning.

In the year 2048, the crumbling remnants of western North America are suddenly buried in ash, weakening the grip of the brutal dictatorship. A factional landscape springs from the ashes, con man Luke Stokes artfully navigating the clash.

But he can’t remain above the fray for long, as each faction seeks the truth from Luke regarding his murdered brother’s final project. A neural-interface technology that will forever shift the fragile balance of the ashen plains.

With the true believers, desert nomads, survivalists and existing regime closing in, Luke must delve deeper into his genius brother’s secrets. And the truth about his last project will dramatically alter the remnants of civilization.

Because the fall isn’t always the end – sometimes, it’s only the beginning.

Hidden Witness (Hidden Witness #1)

I witnessed a murder. I’ve been in hiding for 14 years.

Starting over isn’t easy. I’m ready to kill at a moment’s notice.
My name is Dillon Magarelli. New Jersey’s mob boss was supposed to be my title, not construction boss.
In Oregon, my name is Jeff Westbrook.
Building a successful construction company was hard work.
My wife wasn’t happy with the money I made. Her family is rich. She never had to struggle.
Before I started over, I never had to struggle either.

Lindsay only cared about having her needs met by the Grammy award winning singer Blake Schafer.
Finding my wife in his arms I snapped, wrapping my hands around his neck.
That was the day my marriage came to an end.
My only concern was our two children.
My heart turned into stone. No plans of finding love, again.

Standing in the checkout line at the grocery store a beautiful woman captured my attention.
I hadn’t felt my heart skip a beat like that in years.
I admit, at first glance, all I could think about was kissing those sweet lips.
A broken man like me doesn’t care about one-night stands. And love is not a factor in my life.
Sierra is broken, too. Her husband Jeremy Crawford, Super bowl Champ, betrayed her.
Sierra’s main focus is also her two children.
She’s ready for a second chance at love. I’m not sure I am.
But Sierra has a way of flashing those heather gray eyes and that gorgeous smile. She’s invested in me.
Sierra is trying to heal my heart. Can I love again?

***This is a work of Fiction**** Author has created the story as intented.
This book is a part of a series ***Warning Cliffhanger***Book 2 coming soon***series will end with a HEA always!
Dillon is an Alpha who is broken. Can Sierra fix him?
Mafia romance
Second chance romance
Alpha romance
Sexy Divorced Dad
Hot & Steamy
Dillon will make you beg for more….

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I love to read. My favorite genres women's fiction, romance (including erotica), psychological thrillers, fantasy, and young adult. I also enjoy steampunk, dystopian, LGBTQIA, and paranormal. I am also a busy mom of 3 kids.

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