Sophia’s August Update

Posted August 31, 2013 by Sophia Rose in Random / 2 Comments

Sophia’s August Reading Wrap-Up


Howdy fellow Bibliophiles! (I’m not name calling; just Google it)

I can’t believe it is the end of August already and unofficially the end of summer.  I got to read several fab books, but there are still so many more that I wanted to read.  Guess that means I won’t have that horrendous problem of running out of things to read (yeah like that will ever happen).

For August, I’ve read twenty-four books.

Of these:

  • Eight were Net Galley Requests (Yeppers, staying on top of this pile)
  • Seven were Review Requests for the blog (Fun to meet new authors and their books)
  • Four were Author or Publisher requests (Thank you all for the book love)
  • Three were from my TBR stack  (I know, I know- must do better at this)
  • Three were new purchases (Yep, fell off the wagon, but hey, it was Gena Showalter and Darrynda Jones)

A few books stood out to me for various reasons and I wanted to share these with you.

New to me Authors:  Kat Flannery’s Western Paranormal Romance with dangerous Native American mercenary hero Lakota Honor, Patricia Rassey’s Vampire Biker Hero and cop heroine Paranormal Romantic Suspense Viper and  Rie Warren’s Adventure Dystopian M/M Romance with a Company Man and the Soldier who guards him through the Wilderness In His Command.

New Series/Continuing Series of Note:  Jeannie Lin’s Historical Romantic Suspense set in ancient China The Lotus Garden, Lolita Lopez’ hot paranormal romance about dragon shifters Dead Sexy Dragon and Joan Swan’s Paranormal Romantic Suspense involving a hot team of firefighters and government conspiracies Blaze.

And how about you?  Any Hot August Reads?  Got a Back to School or Fall reading suggestion for me?

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.


  • Jane

    I’m looking forward to reading Kat Martin’s Against the Mark. My friend is giving me her copy of Jeannie’s “The Lotus Palace.”

    • Sophia Rose

      Kat Martin, hmmm, I’ve heard good things about her books and I love suspense. I need to start at the beginning of the series though since I haven’t read any of her books.

      And Jeannie, les sigh… I’m glad you have a way to get your hands on her new one.

      Sounds great, Jane!