April was a crazy month for me. The personal upheaval and responsibilities continued and I seesawed in my reading and blogging. I read more than expected, but chose a few books with a short format when I didn't have the time for more. I was happy that throughout all the turmoil, I met my monthly challenges and was able to review a few books from this month's list, that in itself was a miracle. :D
I won't be including any Mini-Impressions with my list this month -- too many reads and my list is waaay too long for that -- last month my list turned into a saga, lol! Instead, I'll follow with a few mini-impressions later.
I've had some blogger woes too. I don't know if my template is corrupted or what's happening, but for some reason some of my edits, deletions, and in some cases even half the posts are not being saved! I've given up on some posts out of frustration, and noticed that my edits and changes did not "take" after my reviews are up. Frustrating! I'll be looking into that this month and hope to find a solution.
Okay, here's my list for April.
1) High Noon by Nora Roberts: B-
2) Love Under Siege (Brothers in Arms, Book 2) by Samantha Kane: C
Upcoming Minis for the series
3) Love's Strategy (Brothers in Arms, Book 3) by Samantha Kane: C-
4) Retreat from Love (Brothers in Arms, Book 5) by Samantha Kane: B
5) Moonstruck by Susan Grant: B
6 -8) Three Sisters Island Trilogy by Nora Roberts: C
Dance Upon the Air, Heaven and Earth, Face the Fire (Re-reads)
9) Take on Me by Sarah Mayberry: B
10) Her Colorado Man by Cheryl St. John: B+
11) By the Mountain Bound by Elizabeth Bear: B
12) Demon Forged by Meljean Brook: B+
13) Fatal Shadows (Adrien English Mysteries, Book 1) by Josh Lanyon: B
14) A Dangerous Thing (Adrien English Mysteries, Book 2) by Josh Lanyon: B+
15) The Moonlight Mistress by Victoria Janssen: B+
16) Stroke of Midnight (Hellcop PsyCop short story) by Jordan Castillo Price: C+
17) Thaw (Hellcop PsyCop short story) by Jordan Castillo Price: C+
18) Kindred Spirits (short story) by Jordan Castillo Price: B-
19) Savor the Moment (The Bride Quartet, Book 3) by Nora Roberts: B/B+
20) Rapture in Death (In-Death Series, Book 4) by J.D. Robb: B
Although I read 6 books by Nora Roberts (a lot even for me), and there are a few B+ reads on my list this month, I did have some favorites. I'm really excited about Josh Lanyon's Adrien English Mystery series and can't wait to continue reading it. Meljean Brook's Guardian series just gets better; by reading Demon Forged I'm now all caught up and will have to wait for the new release in June. And going back to Nora Roberts, Savor the Moment was not a disappointment and a good way to end the month. :D
So, how was your April? Did you read any especially good books? Anything you would like to recommend?