Saturday, May 7, 2016

My TBR List -- May 2016 Voting

My TBR List is a monthly meme hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading.
The basic gist of this activity is to have others help decide on which book out of three I'm selecting from my TBR pile I should read for the month via votes.  The posts will be published on the first two Saturdays (voting and winning book announcement, respectively), and the winning book review will be posted on the last Saturday of the month.
Click on the above links for more information.

In a similar theme to last month, I would like to continue working on series I've started reading over the past couple of years and this year. This is the Let's Work On That Series edition #1, and it is basically a choice from three books in ongoing series that I'm still in the process of reading. In an ideal world, I would sit and keep reading these series, book after book, until I reach the very last one available. Then I would sit in anticipation until the next book in said ongoing series gets published.

These are also all books that I currently own on my shelf, so it's another win-win situation wherein I will be able to continue whittling down the books I own on my shelves.


Thanks to everyone for stopping by and voting!

The Books

Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood
-- Book 7 of Buchanan-Renard series

Sophie Rose is a crime reporter at a major Chicago newspaper and the daughter of Bobby Rose, a charming gentleman and big-time thief.  When asked to write an exposé about her notorious father, Sophie quits and goes to work at a small newspaper, covering local personalities such as William Harrington, the 5K runner whose trademark is red socks.  Those socks--with Sophie's business card tucked inside--are practically all that's found after Harrington is killed near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, seemingly in a brutal polar bear attack.

Sophie heads north to investigate, but danger follows in her wake.  After one attempt on her life, she's assigned brash but sexy Jack MacAlister as a bodyguard.  But Sophie and Jack will soon be fighting more than their growing passion for each other.  Powerful forces will stop at nothing to prevent the exposure of the sinister conspiracy Sophie and Jack are about to uncover.

-- Book 2 of Tang Dynasty series

Former Emperor's consort Ling Suyin is renowned for her beauty; the ultimate seductress. Now she lives quietly alone--until the most ruthless warlord in the region comes and steals her away....

Li Tao lives life by the sword, and is trapped in the treacherous, lethal world of politics. The alluring Ling Suyin is at the center of the web. He must uncover her mystery without falling under her spell--yet her innocence calls out to him. How cruel if she, of all women, can entrance the man behind the legend....

Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
-- Book 4 of Lucky Harbor series

Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who would be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he's gone...

For the first time in his life, Ty can't bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn't--including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. After all... anything can happen in a town called Lucky Harbor.

Let's Vote!

**For BookLikes members reading this in the BookLikes dashboard view:  Click here to generate the voting box on another page if you would like to vote.  I don't know why the voting box doesn't show, though it appears in blog view just fine.

**For everyone else voting via BookLikes blog view or at the Book Abyss's Blogspot home:  You may ignore the above tangent.  The voting box shows just fine.

Again, thank you for stopping by and voting!

Previous My TBR List months at Ani's Book Abyss can be found at the Bookish Memes page.


  1. I went with the Jill Shalvis because I hear such great things about her books and I want to read them :)

    1. I adored the first three books in her Lucky Harbor series. But I've had as many misses as I've had hits with Jill Shalvis, though she's got a great sense of wit and humor in her books, so I'm always reaching for another and hoping for another hit.

      Thanks for voting!

  2. Jill Shalvis book, sounds really cute! I voted for that one :)

  3. I went for the Dragon and the Pearl, mainly because I'm pretty sure that I've read something by the author tonight!

    1. I've only read the first book in this series, but I really liked it. Jeannie Lin is great with story telling and imagery! Thanks for voting!

  4. The Dragon and the Pearl for me too, I've been in an Asian themed setting mood lately!

  5. Ooh the Dragon one looks good, but so do the others. Ah! This is hard!!!

  6. What a great idea! I really should do this instead of picking first in series like I have been. I've enjoyed a couple of the Lucky Harbor novels so far. I need to read more. I haven't read anything by the other two authors but their books sound good too! I am going to go with the one I know though. :-) I hope you enjoy whichever wins!

    1. I start so many series that I have a hard time deciding which series to continue. That's why I'm loving this My TBRL meme so much! I want to continue reading Lucky Harbor... but I also only have two more books in Jeannie Lin's Tang Dynasty and I want to read that too. But then I'm so close to catching up with so many other series as well. lol Thanks for voting!

  7. I voted for Lucky in Love, because it sounds like a sweet read. They all were intriguing though.

  8. I voted for Lucky in Love as it's by an author I know. I've read her Cedar Ridge series and really enjoyed it. I have the first Lucky Harbor series as it sounds fun. I hope you'll enjoy whichever book wins!

    1. I'm interested in the Cedar Ridge series as well. That's good to know it's enjoyable. I'll have to jump on that one when I get caught up with Lucky Harbor.

  9. Fire and Ice! Only because I know that author, but lately I've been into Romance after a long absence, so I just might have to try all of your choices! Happy reading!