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While You’re Away Part III

    My Reading Pile #137


    As I’m creating this post super early I’m not sure if I received any books in the mail this past week. But I did receive one book just after I created last week’s post. And it looks amazing.

    My Reading Pile 137

    [Credit for mailbox sharing goes to The Story Siren]

    I received an ARC of LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira for review from the awesome folks at Farrar, Straus, Giroux. And I’m so very tempted to start reading it now, even though it doesn’t release until next April, because it sounds absolutely incredible – heartrending, tough, beautiful. I can’t wait to learn about Laurel’s story through the letters she writes. And I am curious about what happened to May and how writing about her changes Laurel’s opinion of her.

    While I probably should wait for just a little while, I think I might just end up sneaking it onto the pile this week.

    But for now…

    Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.

    (October 27, 2013 – November 2, 2013)




    First up on the pile is FOREPLAY by Sophie Jordan. I received an eARC for review from the very awesome William Morrow and I’m so excited to finally be able to get this one on the pile.

    I fell in love with the book’s cover when I first saw it. And when I read the description I couldn’t wait to meet Pepper and find out whether her plan to get noticed by Hunter worked out as she anticipated. Though, from the sound of it, things go in a different direction. And I am curious to find out what happens.

    Reece is also a character I definitely want to meet. I am always intrigued by characters with troubled pasts who are “gorgeous” and “dangerous.” So I’m thrilled to be able to meet them both this week.

    The Description…

    Before she goes after the life she’s always wanted, she’s about to find the one she needs. 

    Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.

    Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…


    While You're Away Part III


    Next up on the pile is WHILE YOU’RE AWAY PART III: While You’re Confusing by Jessa Holbrook. I don’t have this third installment in the serialized novel just yet, but when my pre-order copy downloads on Tuesday I will definitely be reading it.

    I was introduced to this book by the publisher, Razorbill, when they sent the NetGalley widget after the first part’s release for review. I was instantly hooked and pre-ordered all remaining five parts to this story.

    I had part one on my reading pile last week, which I did read and review. But as I will likely have read and reviewed the second part before this post goes live, I didn’t think it made sense to add it to this week’s pile. And as this is such an addictive story, I will have one of the parts to this story on the pile each week until the final part is released.

    I have not yet read part two so I can’t guess as to what point in the story this third part begins. And as the description is a generic one for the entire novel, it offers up no hints. So I’ll just have to wait to have it in hand to find out. Which will happen the instant it downloads to my Kindle on Monday Midnight.

    The Description…

    Once a cheater, always a cheater?

    From the moment Will and Sarah first set eyes upon each other, they know that what they have is special.

    There’s just one little problem . . . each of them already has a significant other.

    After flirting with danger, it becomes clear their passion is too strong to be denied. But even if they make their relationship official, there are plenty of challenges in store. Will leaves for college at the end of the summer, while Sarah faces her senior year of high school in their small suburban town. Long-distance relationships always come with their fair share of troubles—mismatched schedules, jealousy, and temptation are only the beginning.

    Can cheaters ever change?

    WHILE YOU’RE AWAY is a steamy story about a love triangle, a long-distance relationship, and learning the true meaning of commitment.


    Wishful Thinking Reads

    After reading a few of the teasers when preparing my tour post, FORGIVING LIES by Molly McAdams became my wishful thinking read. It releases this week, and I have it pre-ordered, so if I have time to squeeze it in before NaNoWriMo, I really would love to. But because I have a million and one things going on, I can’t guarantee that will happen. For now I can only wish that were the case.


    Those Left Behind

    As I am creating this post super early I’m not sure if I’ve left anything behind. Though it’s very possible that I didn’t read ALLEGIANT as planned due to the quirky reading mood I’ve been in. I’m still obsessed with reading contemporary stories.

    And I’m still behind on reviews. I did write a mini review for WHILE YOU’RE AWAY but I didn’t end up writing my review for CRASH INTO YOU or any of the other umpteen books I’ve read and hoped to review.

    I didn’t even get any non-blog-related writing done. But hopefully I will have done something by the time this post goes live.


    NetGalley Pile Adds & Finds

    I only found a few books in my search on NetGalley, one which has been there for a bit but that I hadn’t discovered until today. But as it is still early, perhaps when I create next week’s post there will be a number of new titles to add.

    In the meantime, here are the few I did find…

    REALITY BOY by A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Oct 22 2013)

    SOUL POSSESSED (The Life After Trilogy #2) by Katlyn Duncan (Harlequin UK Ltd, October 28 2013)

    TASTE OF DARKNESS (Healer #3) by Maria V. Snyder (Harlequin, Dec 31 2013)


    More than ever I am distracted by real life stuffs. So I apologize for this post I wrote early which doesn’t say all that much about what I’ve been reading. In reality, there hasn’t been much.

    I found this shiny new toy which is sailing. It occupies my thoughts during the day and even my dreams at night. It’s my latest obsession. And while I’m certain it will begin to take a back seat to reading and writing, for now it’s all-consuming.

    And the fact that I’m on vacation at this very moment… well, the moment this post is live, that is… I’m pretty sure I’m enjoying wandering around, checking out the sights with The Dude and not hiding in a book.

    Reality starts for me on Tuesday, but with NaNoWriMo creeping ever closer, I am not entirely sure how many books I will be reading until December. But, as always, I am ever hopeful.

    Happy reading!


    Do you create a reading pile?

    If so, what’s in your reading pile this week?