Sunday, 1 September 2013

The Sunday Post #5: August Wrap Up

The Sunday Post The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. The purpose of this meme is to showcase new book acquisitions and interesting posts from the previous week. 

So what's going on at The Hottie Harem:

August Wrap-Up - The summer months have been slower in terms of reading despite being off until the beginning of the academic year. I read 13 books - mainly thrillers and romantic suspense with a couple of UF and PNR thrown in for good measure.

My favorite book for the month was The Dead Room by Chris Mooney and the worst was Against the Wind by Kat Martin although it was a 3 star read so not too bad.

Difficult choices for the best hunky hotties for August but I managed to narrow it down to Steele in Forged in Steele by Maya Banks with honorable mentions to Adam Hauptmann in Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs and David in Ill Wind by Rachel Caine.

The Anti-Hottie Hero award goes to Dell Connelly in Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis. His cavalier attitude toward women and his womanzing tendencies were too much for my tastes.

The best Kick-Ass Heroine was Karrin Murphy in Blood Rites by Jim Butcher and the special power that caught my eye was Jo Baldwin's ability to control the weather in Ill Wind.

Here are the reviews posted at the Harem this week:

Against the Law (The Raines of Wind Canyon, #3)Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2 )Midnight Secrets (Wildefire, #1)

Against the Law by Kat Martin
Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace

Not to mention some other fun stuff...

Monday Musings - Murder for Young Readers
Top Ten Tuesday - Memorable Secondary Characters
Hunk of the Week
Covers to Covet

And these are the books acquired this week:

Venom (Elemental Assassin, #3)The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1)Seductive Secrets (Secret Lives, #1)
Endgame (Last Chance Trilogy 1)The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke, #1)

Venom by Jennifer Estep (Audible)
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly (Audible)
Seductive Secrets by Colleen Connally (Amazon Freebie)
Endgame by Dee Davis (Amazon)
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn (Amazon)

Also won a $50 Amazon Gift Card from Nikki over at Book Pairing for the Bout of Book 8.0 Pairathon Challenge. Thanks so much Nikki, its already burning a hole in my book buying pocket!

So what have you been up to this week?


  1. The Secret Diaries looks good, and 13 books is great, I love romantic suspense..have a great week!

  2. Whoa, $50?! Congrats! Think of how many books you could buy with that money... :D

    The Julia Quinn book looks like something I would read!

  3. congrats on the win!! that is AWESOME and i'm imagine you're going to have so much fun browsing for books on amazon! julia quinn is always a fun read. her books always makes me smile when i'm reading them. happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my StS.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  4. Great haul! I really need to catch up on Esteps books. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  5. Ooh nice! Haven't read any of these! Hope you enjoy them all! And yay for the win!!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Congrats on the big GC win and I hope you enjoy all of your new fun reads! Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post earlier! ^.^

  7. Adam Hauptmann gets my vote especially since I just finished reading 'Frost Burned'. And another good pick in Karrin Murphy. Love her!

  8. $50??? Wow! That is great! I would have a really hard time deciding what to buy! LOL.

    Romantic suspense is one of my favorites!

    Have a great week!

  9. Looks like some hot reads! I love Julia Quinn, hope you enjoy The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (the 2nd book in the series is one of my favourites ;)) Happy reading and have an awesome week!
    Thanks for stopping by Book Munchies' Sunday Post & STS (:

  10. Oh wow!! You've read some nice man candy this week!! I've been wanting to read the Jennifer Estep series, for what feels like forever! Hope you enjoy your books!!

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  11. 13 books is not slow by my standards! :D Nice haul, I'm eyeing Against the Law now. Hope yopu enjoy your books.

  12. I really like the cover for Venom. I think reading 13 books in a month is great! Sorry for the late reply, I'm just now getting around to weekend posts.