The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett- This is the fourth book in the Warded Man Series. The books are about mankind's war with the Demons that come at night. At the end of the third book Arlen threw himself and Jardir off a cliff during their combat to decide who was the Deliver. It was a true cliffhanger. The prologue shows the response of the parties watching the single combat, Brett then moves on and throws a twist into the story. It appears that he will continue his habit of retelling part of the story from previous books from another character's perspective, this time Jardir's niece, who doesn't seem as central to the story as the retellings in 2nd and 3rd books. I quickly realized it wasn't as deep a retelling as from those books, and the story of the Daylight War dominates most of this book. This book is longer than the previous books, and with out giving spoilers I have to say the story line takes some twists that I didn't see coming. I don't think it advanced the series as much as I expected. I thought the series was going to be five books, but I am not sure everything can be tied up in one more book even if it is longer than this one. So while mildly disappointed that it didn't seem to move forward as much as I would like, I still look forward to the next book in the series.
Grey – What happens when you have a planet that affects fertility and a male who crash lands on that planet. This is how Tyris meets Marlee and what follows is a slow growing romance that may or may not work. This is book one and only one problems is solved. The story is very well written, the back-story revealed as needed, and the world building is solid. All in all a nice Science Fiction Romance.
Raging Heat by Richard Castle - I love Castle the TV show and have watched from the first episode. Richard Castle is the fictional hero on the show and he is the author of the Nickki Heat books. It turns out there are actual books being released with Richard Castle listed as the author. Raging Heat is the first one I have read/listened too. It is a fun book with lots of action, romance and tension. I don't know who actually writes them but I think any fan of the show would enjoy the story.
The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton - Agatha is once
again looking for love and this time it looks like she might find it. Her luck has not changed though. All of her possibilities fall through. As all of this happens she is trying to solve several murders. I have followed this series from book one and it just does not get old. Look for all the previous characters to appear and some like Charles to play a major role. There was a twist in the book that I did not expect. I won't be eating certain foods for awhile.