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Ana and Chris
Ana and Chris love books, baseball, travel and our families
Interests: Baseball, Comicbooks, romance novels, traveling
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The Martian by Andy Weir : Six days into a Mars mission astronauts must abort their mission when a storm threatens to destroy their only way home. Mark Watney, Ares 3's botanist and mechanical engineer is struck by flying piece of debris and thought dead. The rest of the crew... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Lydia Kincaid is the daughter of a fire-fighter, sister of a fire-fighter and her ex-husband was a fire-fighter. The very last thing she needs in her life is another fire-fighter. Lydia even moved out of state to get away from her family's bar that is the local fire-fighter hang-out. But... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Hannah Casey is back home under the worst of circumstances. Her father is dead and her mother dying. She can hardly walk into their home without choking on the secrets, grief, anger, shame and regret. She flees to the diviest of bars in her home town of Hurricane Creek to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
A couple of months ago I responded to twitter open-call for women of color reviewers by RT magazine. I was asked to send in a sample review in the concise RT style which was received enthusiastically. I was invited to join their reviewer list. Starting in October, I will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Clio Whitmore is sick of waiting. Her intended decamped for the continent and a career with the foreign office as soon as the ink was dry on their engagement agreements. For the last eight years, Clio has has to endure the strictures placed on her by her family and the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Every wish is a risk, an exercise in hope. The last 2.5 years have been incredibly hard for Jasmin Bianchi. She sat at her father's side and watched him slowly die, losing him and her new company in one terrible two week period, six-months ago. In the midst of that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Laird Wolf (Takhini Shifters #2) by Vivian Arend Damon Black is lone wolf on a rescue mission. His best-friend's wife's best-friend Addie MacShay, an estate cataloger needs his help to fend off two creepy brothers trying to claim the same manor house in a remote corner of Scotland. Addie MacShay... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
July's TBR Challenge Theme was RITA books. Just last Saturday I was privileged to be in the audience for the RITA awards, on the closing night of the RWA conference in New York City. Sonali Dev was there looking gorgeous in gold sari but sadly she didn't win for best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Alyssa buried her husband, her first and only lover two long years ago. She has slowly and carefully been rebuilding her life, and her identity. Re-entering the dating scene as 35 year-old widow is daunting. Her late husband anticipated her hesitation during the last months of his life and left... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Right now my twitter feed is full of people saying goodbye and thank yous to everyone they have met this week and I can't help but want to favorite every post. I had wonderful friendships and connections with people before I came here but the time at RWA affirmed and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
People tell you that everyone at RWA is super nice. They are not lying. It is really hard to articulate my experience other than to squee. I came into this with a lot of nervousness, few expectations and a lot of hope. I hoped to meet a lot of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
After spending most of her young life held captive by an unstable and abusive father, Beatrix is finally free. She is free to live a normal life & do normal things, and forget everything that came before, starting over and building a new life in a new town & new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
A long time ago Mallory Evans and John Lake were friends. Their friendship was a secret to most everyone. At night they would keep each other company in the dark talking through Mallory's window, but during the day at school they would walk past each other without acknowledgment in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Kerri Hart knows she is an oddity on the track but racing is her passion and family legacy. She will do almost anything to keep Hart Racing alive in the wake of her father's untimely death. She is blindsided however by the extent of the financial bleeding and is livid... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Francisca "Franny" Moreno loves ranch work, she shoot, ropes & handles the cattle at her father's ranch with the same or better skill as his hired hands. Her friends & sisters have all married, started families and established their own households. The further she gets from childhood the greater the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Opening Up (Ink and Chrome #1) by Lauren Dane: I read Dane for her heroines. She also writes complex, sometimes heavy family relationships, hot & interesting heroes but her heroines are just amazing. PJ is the grand-daughter of a racing legend and the black-sheep of her car-parts selling family. At... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Yesterday morning I submitted the last of my paperwork related to Zee's home school semester. It felt great to send out confirmation of having accomplished and exceeded all our learning goals in the last 6 months. As family we are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
I've read all of Mary Ann Rivers and Ruthie Knox's previous books, but I really didn't know what to expect from The Dark Space. I particularly didn't know if Brain Mill Press's "love books for humans" could actually satisfy my romance loving heart. The Dark Space is the story of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Lady Killane is a widowed countess. Since her husband's death she has concentrated on two things, building up her wealth through shrewed investments in factories and pursuing pleasure. She is on her way to a scandalous house party with her soon to be ex-lover when a group of highwaymen stop... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Sometime in late May, Molly O'Keefe sent me a copy of the Sweet Talk Boxed Set (still available for only $2.99) she was participating in. I immediately jumped to the back to read O'Keefe's story. I meant to go back and read the rest of the novels included in this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Rana Malik is a new woman. After her little sister Devi found love with not just one man but two (Glutton for Pleasure, book one in the Pleasure series and currently free), she decided it was time to make some changes in her life. No more impulsive dates or casual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
The stories in this historical romance anthology move forward through American history from 1866, post-Civil War New York City through to 1961, Civil Rights Era Virginia. They are stories about finding and nurturing love in the face of adversity and oppression. The stories in The Brightest Day are tied together... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
This is book three of Amy Jo Cousins's mixed/crossover NA series Bend or Break for Samhain. I have not read the first two books which were M/M, and while some past conflicts and events are referenced the book stands well on it own. Cash is a former rich/jock/party boy who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Today, I am over at Cooking up Romance talking about Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt with Elisabeth. Elisabeth is big Hoyt fan but had fallen behind in her reading of the Maiden Lane series. I have read most Hoyt's Prince books but had never read any of the Maiden Lane... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh: This is the 14th novel in Singh's sprawling Psy-Changeling series. In this installment Singh is laying the groundwork for new threats to the stability of the Psy-Changeling world while tying off loose ends from the first fall of the silence story-arc . However the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books