Coyer Winter: Recap Post

Posted March 6, 2015 by Lola in Coyer / 12 Comments

The Clean Out Your E-Reads Challenge is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. The winter Coyer runs from December 20th 2014 – March 6th 2015!

I am so sad that Coyer is over already, but I had a lot of fun and read quite some books. First let’s take a look to see if I met my goal and then I show you which books I read during this Coyer.

My Goals

  • Read and Review at least a total 8 books. I reached this goal! I have read 15 books during this Coyer.
  • Read and Review at least 4 books I got for review, so 50% of the total books read. I reach this goal! I read 14 review books!
  • Participate in at least one twitter party. I reached this goal! I participated in the twitter party on 25 January and on 1 March, both were a lot of fun and I am happy I stopped by!
  • Participate in the Scavenger Hunt Read-a-thon. I reached this goal! I participated in the Scavenger Hunt Read-a-thon and read 2 books which both earned me 10 points.

Books I read during this Coyer

ParagonParagon (Legacy Code #2)
by Autumn Kalquist

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Paragon on Goodreads

Book Two in the Bestselling Fractured Era: Legacy Code series
Tadeo Raines knows what they say about him. It’s all lies.

But lies are better than the truth.

He broke the rules once and swore he’d never do it again. Now traitors plot against the fleet, and he’s tasked with hunting them down and stopping them. Permanently.

Tadeo was born to command, born to lead the last remnants of humanity to a new Earth. He knows there’s a better world out there: Daylight at the end of humanity’s long night. And he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the fleet there.

Even if it means walking the line between loyalty and treason. And breaking the rules… Again.

Read my review of Paragon here

soul enslavedSoul Enslaved (Sons of Wrath #3)
by Keri Lake

Imprisonment in Obsidius. Enslavement to a soul-sucking succubus. A reproductive cycle that’d send a sex fiend running into the arms of celibacy. Given the choice, most demons would opt for death.

Gavin, eldest son of Wrath, has been sentenced to all three.

When the succubus decides its time collect, though, he fears his nightmares have only just begun.

And Sabelle’s timing couldn’t be worse.

With a bad case of uncontrollable lust, thanks to his Savidon, the last thing Gavin wants is a vengeful succubus stoking his darkest desires, but debts must be paid—he just didn’t bank on enjoying his punishment so much.

Because the swinging bachelor may have found his perfect mate in the sexy seductress.

However, just as things seem to be looking up, past sins resurface, plunging the two into a deadly game of power and deception. As their worst fears merge into one unexpected threat, Gavin is determined to protect Sabelle and win her freedom.

At any cost.

Read my review of Soul Enslavedhere

fears touchFear’s Touch: A Darkworld Novella (Darkworld, #0.5)
by Emma L. Adams

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Fear’s Touch on Goodreads

This is a standalone novella, intended as a prequel to the Darkworld series. As it takes place one year before the events of Darkness Watching, it doesn’t contain any spoilers (although it does hint at things which will come into play later in the series).

Freakish powers and staring demon eyes aren’t part of Claudia’s plans for the future – and neither is ending up stuck at the gloomy, isolated University of Blackstone. But bad life decisions are the least of her problems, when a split-second decision to help out another magic-user puts her in the crossfire of both the shadow-beasts and the creepy organisation which hunt them down.

Claudia’s never had to worry about making the right choice before, but every decision matters when you have a Darkworld connection. Soon, she’s going to have to make a choice: turn her back on the crazy and try to live a normal life, or take the monsters down.

But in a world where everyone seems to have secrets, can she really trust her fellow magic-users – or even herself?

Read my review of Fear’s Touch here

walking shadowWalking Shadow (Darkworld #2)
by Emma L. Adams

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Walking Shadow on Goodreads

When you have a connection to the Darkworld, nowhere is truly safe.

Ashlyn has found a new home in Blackstone, but when a spate of grave robberies across the country spark fears that someone is practicing illegal sorcery, she comes under the radar of the Venantium, the protectors of the Barrier between her world and the Darkworld, who are suspicious of any sorcerer unaware of their origins.

The trouble is, what Ash does know might just get her killed.

Sufferers of the dangerous condition known as the vampire’s curse are being brutally killed, and the latest victim is Leo’s guardian, the ex-head of the Venantium. Ash determines to help Leo find out what’s really going on, but it isn’t long before events are spiralling out of control. The dead are rising from their graves, and the barriers around Blackstone are threatened by a demon which looks exactly like Ash herself…

Read my review of Walking Shadow here

riding the oddsRiding the Odds
by Lynda K. Scott

Format: e-copy
Source: for review from netgalley
You can find Riding the Odds on Goodreads

An act of desperation and the beginning of seduction… Spaceship captain Tara Rowan has her secrets. One is her Rider, Zie. Zie is an organic symbiote—like a living tattoo—that enhances Tara’s physical abilities, including superhuman strength and reflexes. The other is the past she’s tried so hard to leave behind her. But it’s not until oh-so-sexy Trace Munroe decides to blackmail Tara that she realizes her secrets aren’t so secret after all…Trace is a Holy Knight who does everything by the book. Desperate to find a missing princess, he’ll do whatever it takes to rescue her and bring her kidnappers to justice. Including blackmail. Yet something about the feisty ship captain draws Trace in and stirs his desire—even if she is a wanted criminal. Because the last thing he needs is any complications…especially when he has his own secrets to hide.

Read my review of Riding the Odds here

kraken fishing
Kraken Fishing (Camp Myth #2)
by Chris Lewis Carter

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Kraken Fishing on Goodreads

Welcome back to Camp Myth, the only summer camp built exclusively for young mythological creatures.

Having narrowly escaped from their encounter with a wild Phoenix, Felix the Fae, Argee the Cyclops and Moxie the Kitsune decide to spend a relaxing afternoon at Leviathan Lake. But when the trio accidentally plucks a baby Kraken from its watery home, they attract the attention of its monstrous mama!

Featuring over 50 pieces of original artwork, and a new playable race for Camp Myth: The RPG, this adventure is about to get legendary.

Read my review of Karen Fishing here

the mineThe Mine (Northwest Passage #1)
by John A. Heldt

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

Read my review of The Mine here

the locksmithThe Locksmith (A Mindjack Story)
by Susan Kaye Quinn

SHORT NOVELLA (STANDALONE) in the Mindjack universe

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

In a world filled with mindreaders, Zeph is a mindjacker who wants to stay hidden—even if it means the cute mindreader in his Latin class is forever out of his reach. He locks and unlocks minds for a ruthless mindjacker Clan in exchange for protection and the chance to have a normal life with his parents and little sister. But when a girl he doesn’t know reveals the existence of mindjackers to the world, Zeph is forced to make a choice: unlock—and ultimately destroy—the mind of a young jacker changeling… or turn his back on everyone he loves.

The Locksmith is a short novella (standalone) in the Mindjack universe. It can be read independently of the other Mindjack stories, in any order. It is 11,000 words (or 44 pages) long.

Read my review of The Locksmith here

Beyond ReachBeyond Reach (True Calling #2)
by Siobhan Davis

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through Netgalley
You can find Beyond Reach on Goodreads

Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her late father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily, and Cal’s rescue. She’s fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.

Presented with evidence of her fiancé Cal’s apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. With her emotions in turmoil, matters become even more complicated as grows closer to her ex-boyfriend Zane.

When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity.

Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget.

But some things just can’t be undone.

Read my review of Beyond Reach on Goodreads

Shadow StudyShadow Study (Soulfinders #1, Study #4, The Chronicles of Ixia #7)
by Maria v Snyder

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through Netgalley

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she’s back with a new tale of intrigue.

Once, only her own life hung in the balance…

Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she’d survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek.

Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek’s job and his life are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret—or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is—while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.

Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous…

Read my review of Shadow Study here

owl and the japanse circusOwl and the Japanese Circus (The Adventures of Owl #1)
by Kristi Charish

Format: e-copy
Source: bought it with Kobo gift card gifted to my by my sister
You can find Owl and the Japanese Circus on Goodreads

Fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, and Linda Hamilton will flock to the kick-ass world of Owl, a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.

Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.

Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.

Read my review of Owl and the Japanese Circus here

The Legacy HumanThe Legacy Human (Singularity #1)
by Susan Kaye Quinn

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find The Legacy Human on Goodreads

Spiritual successor to the bestselling Mindjack trilogy…

When transcending humanity is the prize, winning the Game is all that matters.

Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is.

The Legacy Human is the first in a new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.

Check out Susan Kaye Quinn’s website for information about the Launch Party, ARC giveaways, and everything Singularity.

Read my review of The Legacy Human here

The best laid plansThe Best Laid Plans (Chicago Sisters #2)
by Amy Vastine

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through Netgalley
You can find The Best Laid Plans on Goodreads

She planned on falling in love. Just not with him!

Emma Everhart’s life is going according to plan. Finish nursing school with flying colours… Check. Get a great job in the ER… Check. Marry a handsome doctor and have two babies, three years apart… Not quite yet. But with a dreamy new doctor joining the hospital staff, she’s so close she can almost taste the wedding cake. Now is not the time to let the tall, dark and flirtatious paramedic Charlie Fletcher distract her! He may be the best date and best kiss she’s ever had, but he’s definitely not part of her plan. No matter how he makes her feel…

Read my review of The Best Laid Plans here

ADAMANT final front coverAdamant (Alliance #1)
by Emma L Adams

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Adamant on Goodreads

On an alternative 21st-century Earth in which our world is one of many in the Multiverse, the Inter-World Alliance exists to keep the peace between the worlds, and keep the monsters out.

Ada Fletcher is twenty-one, keeps a collection of knives in her room, and is more interested in fighting than her day job as a cashier. She also risks her life on a daily basis, helping refugees from a devastating magical war on her homeworld hide on the low-magic Earth. But when she’s taken into custody by the Alliance, her unusual magic makes her a prime suspect for a supervisor’s suspicious death.

For Kay Walker, whose family founded the organization, there has never been any doubt that his future is with the Alliance – even if it means dealing with sarcastic centaurs and dangerous monsters in the dark Passages between worlds. But when his supervisor is murdered, Kay discovers that a research project might have been the reason, and faces the choice of whether to ignore his instincts or risk becoming the next target, not to mention digging into the Alliance’s history and memories he’d rather keep buried. And there’s something not quite right about the strange, fierce girl he arrested as a suspect.

The last thing Ada wants is to help the infuriating Alliance guard who arrested her, but it soon becomes clear that the Alliance knows too much about Ada’s offworld origins. More, in fact, than she knows herself. Now she has to choose between loyalty to her family, and helping the Alliance save the Earth – and the Multiverse – from a deadly enemy.

Read my review of Adamant hereEnticed coverEnticed (Holloway Pack #4.7)
by J.A. Belfield

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Enticed on Goodreads

Happy Birthday to Ethan.

Or is it?

Gifts aside, Ethan’s morning hasn’t been anything to write home about. Sure, life is good, the pack is staying out of trouble, he finally has a mate who boils his blood … in a good way.

Except Shelley hasn’t called. Hasn’t come by. Didn’t even bother to join her son and his girlfriend for Ethan’s annual I’m-a-year-older breakfast.

What Ethan doesn’t know is that Shelley has plans. Plans that have been in progress for weeks. Ones that Ethan will never see coming, and that she’s banked on him not knowing a thing about.

She can only hope her secrecy doesn’t force his inner wolf to the surface—at least, not too early.

Read my review of Enticed here

Did you reach your goals this Winter Coyer?


12 responses to “Coyer Winter: Recap Post

    • It always looks so impressive to see all the books I read for this challenge all lined up. I think this is the first time when I managed to read only books which counted for the challenge for the duration of the challenge.
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  1. WOW, Lola! Double the books you signed up for, that’s impressive! Very well done 🙂 And the fact that 14 of them were review books must have made you very happy 🙂
    I didn’t manage to participate in any of the twitter parties, I was traveling for one, and can’t remember what I was doing for the other, but those are always a lot of fun 🙂
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    • I read some short stories and started reading a book on my ipad during breakfast which helped a lot, althoguh even I was surprised when I almost doubled my goal. I did a lot of review book reading so far this year, although I am getting so many new ones that I haven’t made a dent in the pile, but it still feels good to read so many review books.
      This was my first time participating in the twitter parties as last time I missed both of them and they where both a lot of fun 🙂

    • I had the date marked in my calendar, else I just keep doing Coyer the whole year ;). I aways draft my goal post at the start of the challenge and then keep adding books, I only had to update how well I did with my goals the day before. I hope you did well on your goals too!
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