What I’m Reading

I’ve been wanting to read this since it first came out but never got the time because of my deadlines and constant marketing stuff. Well, now that Facebook Ad Manager has finally broken up with me for the third and final time, I now have tons of time in my hands.

Actually, I don’t because I have a publishing deadline to meet although with characters refusing to talk to me, looks like it’s not gonna happen anyway. But I digress.

So needing some time to decompress from all the writing and marketing, I’m reading When Breath Becomes Air, the bestselling memoir of the late neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi who was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at thirty-six. “One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.”

I’ve actually been listening to the audiobook for the last three weeks but because of deadlines, I just haven’t been able to finish it. Not that I wanted to. There were passages I had to pause and repeat until I figured I might as well have the book in my hands so I could read the lines again and again. So finally, yesterday, I placed my order for the paperback and today it arrived.

“Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still it is never complete.” 
― Paul KalanithiWhen Breath Becomes Air



Book Review: The Disappearance of Ray Delgado by J.C. Cauthon

I follow J.C. Cauthon‘s blog and downloaded The Disappearance of Ray Delgado when she first announced its release a few weeks ago. I had no idea what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised to find it an interesting and fast-paced mystery with a touch of sci-fi.

The story starts with Jake recounting the disappearance of his good friend Ray Delgado from a logging site. They’d driven in together in dense fog and only Jake emerges when the job’s done. But when he does report the disappearance, he’s told that Ray’s been gone ten days. No one seems to remember that Jake and Ray had been seen around town just the day before or that the officer taking the report played poker with Jake and Ray five days earlier. Nope, Ray’s been missing ten days…

But Jake is determined to get to the bottom of his best friend’s disappearance and find him even if it means putting his own life in danger. Will he succeed?

This is more a short story/novella and if you’re on Kindle Unlimited, it’s free to read.

Here’s the book’s description:

Eventually, the past catches up with you…

Jake always wondered about Ray’s past, but he knew better than to bring it up. Ray seemed haunted by it.

But when Ray mysteriously disappears from a logging site in what appears to be a Black Ops-style abduction, Jake knows that Ray’s past has finally caught up with him. With two special agents breathing down his neck and a lot of evidence negating what he saw with his own eyes, Jake is forced to find out what really happened to Ray.

But is he ready to learn the truth about his best friend’s identity?

You can purchase The Disappearance of Ray Delgado here or read free with Kindle  Unlimited.


Book Review: Hungry Boss

So yesterday, while perusing my Kindle recommendations, this book popped up on my recommended list (don’t ask!). And I thought, why would anyone use a cover like that?

And then I thought, why the heck not? I’m staring, aren’t I?  

Well, I’m happy to say that I liked Hungry Boss by Luke Steel.  It’s a nice short read of not just one boss (the one featured on the cover) but two!  The heroine is just as independent and assertive as he is and knows – and gets – what she wants.  There’s not a lot of character development in this book but that’s not why you pick it up to enjoy for about two hours or so.  It is hot, though – that I can guarantee, and apparently, I haven’t been reading much of these types of books in a while.

I just might have to remedy that oversight since he’s got another book out called Hard Boss.