My Bookish Wants & Gots (1)

My Bookish Wants & Gots

My Bookish Wants & Gots is weekly Saturday feature here on The Book Vixen. I list the books I want - which can be old, new, or upcoming releases - and the books I recently got. My Bookish Wants & Gots was inspired by Book Chick City’s On My Wishlist and the Mailbox Monday meme.

The Wants

Summer Days by Susan Mallery

Summer Days (Fool's Gold #7) by Susan Mallery

Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to – the Castle Ranch in Fool’s Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could’ve prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he’s finding Heidi – and life as a cowboy – much more compelling than he wants to admit. For Heidi, the Castle Ranch is the home she’s always wanted. After a life on the road, the vivacious blonde has finally put down roots. She won’t give that up without a fight, not even for a man whose late-night kisses make her yearn to be a little less…wholesome. As the two turn from passionate adversaries to passionate, period, they’ll discover that summer love can last a lifetime.


Summer Nights by Susan Mallery

Summer Nights (Fool's Gold #8) by Susan Mallery

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's newest Fool's Gold story proves that wild hearts cannot be tamed... Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he's determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher's wife. And the fiery, pint-size redhead who dazzles him at the local bar definitely does not fit the bill. Small-town librarian Annabelle Weiss has always seen herself as more of a sweetheart than a siren, so she can't understand why Shane keeps pushing her away. Shane has formed the totally wrong impression of her but only he can help her with a special event for the next Fool's Gold festival. And maybe while he's at it, she can convince him to teach her a few things about kissing on hot summer nights, too-some lessons, a girl shouldn't learn from reading a book!


All Summer Long by Susan Mallery

All Summer Long (Fool's Gold #9) by Susan Mallery

Can a summer fling turn into love that lasts a lifetime? Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost and vowed that he'll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool's Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he's frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous...assets. Firefighter Chantal (Charlie) Dixon grew up an ugly duckling beside her delicately beautiful mother, a feeling reinforced long ago by a man who left soul-deep scars. Now she has good friends, a solid job and the itch to start a family-yet she can't move toward the future while she's haunted by painful memories. Clay finds an unexpected ally, and unexpected temptation, in tomboyish Charlie, the only person who sees beyond his dazzling good looks to the real man beneath. But when Charlie comes to him with an indecent proposal, will they be able to overcome their pasts and find a love that lasts beyond one incredible summer?

The Gots

Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick

Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick

17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She's dead. Or not quite. After discovering she's been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life.
If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn't have to wait long before they come to her.

Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend

Wolf Signs (Granite Lake Wolves #1) by Vivian Arend

Robyn Maxwell doesn't care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she's deaf doesn't make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she's been craving. Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil's one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death. Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn't planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she's not aware she has the genes of a wolf. Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week--and his bed--is suddenly full. Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind....


Deadly Expectations by Elizabeth Munro

Deadly Expectations (The Chronicles of Anna) by Elizabeth Munro

Anna Creed was all about the redline. From jacking cars as a teen to screaming her sport bike blind in the rain no one saw nothing but a red taillight streaking through time.

Except an American special forces officer she couldn’t shake or scare. The head of a family centuries old and her lover through those centuries.

But he’s not the only man with an interest in her. Insanity has gripped another and he to slaughter them both. He’s done it before.

Anna must fight through time to eliminate him and save her small growing family. Along the way she finds help from a demented uncle, a dead soldier and her bitter doppelganger.

Anna walks the fine line of insanity from Northern California to the rain forest of British Columbia ready for her deadly dance into chaos to save her soul, her child, her love

What are your bookish wants and gots this week?

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  1. I love Susan Mallery! I need to get caught up on my Fool's Gold series! LOL

  2. Hadn't heard of Wolf Signs before, but love the idea of a deaf werewolf! Will keep an eye out for your review! Enjoy!

    1. If you have an ereader, Wolf Signs is a free read right now. If you click on the book title in this post, it'll direct you to the free Kindle book on Amazon. If you have a Nook, click here for the free nook book.

    2. Thanks so much Brianna! I just downloaded a copy for my nook and am looking forward to reading it. You're the best! :)

  3. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of Wolf Signs.