I've Got My Eye On You (2)

I saw a post over at Mailbox Monday that was encouraging readers to share their best finds of the week via their Books That Caught Our Eye posts. I love, love, love that idea so this is my warped version of it.

Here are mine with credit to my enablers :)

Bob @ Beauty In Ruins 

Strange Appetites edited by Lon Sarver

Hunger is irrepressible. One can only ignore it for so long, and then the emptiness refuses to let go. The ache to be filled becomes a constant companion, with an opinion on every thing—and everyone—one sees. After that, hunger eclipses all other considerations. All other sensations dull, all other thoughts fade. There's only the hungry, demanding flesh and its strange appetites.

Presented for your consumption are eleven tales of hunger and obsession. Here are jaded sexual adventurers, lost souls, frustrated dreamers, and a few who find themselves willing to pay any price to survive. There are monsters, as well, but they aren't always the villains.

Take this book home to devour at your leisure. Nibble just one story a night, or wolf the whole thing down at once, however satisfies your desire. And if, when you're done, something doesn't feel quite right, ask yourself: What's eating you?

31817172Asanserophobia Infidelity by Foster Medina (say that title twice!)

Five people, trapped in a confined space. Twenty-seven square feet. A four-point-five by six-point-zero patch of floor. 

Each has their own dirty little secret, their own bizarre fetish, but only one has a thirst for revenge. It's not an accident that they're trapped, but nobody could have anticipated just how dark things would get, nor how quickly.

Asanserophobia Infidelity is a darkly erotic tale of bizarre fetishes and extreme revenge. It is not for faint hearts, weak stomachs, or prudish attitudes.

32059873Spell Cat by Tara Lain When Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But Killian can’t pursue a physics professor—or a human. As the most powerful male witch in ten generations, Killian must bolster his dying race by reproducing—despite the fact that he’s gay.

Even a fling with Blaine is out of the question, because Killian has been told sex with humans drains his power. But if that’s true, why can young human Jimmy Janx dissolve spoons with the power of his mind? If Killian can sort through the lies he’s been fed, he’ll still face his biggest obstacle—convincing rational scientist Blaine to believe in magic.

With his ancient and powerful cat familiar, Aloysius, on his shoulder, Killian brings the lightning against deceit and greed to save Blaine from danger and prove love is the greatest power of them all.

I know this book is going to destroy me but I want it anyway.

Boomer's Bucket List by Sue Pethick

Author Sue Pethick presents a warm and fuzzy love story about a passionate pet owner, a smitten news man, and an unforgettable dog who steals everybody’s hearts. . .

When her cuddly canine companion Boomer is diagnosed with a rare heart condition, Jennifer Westbrook decides to take a leave of absence from her busy PR job—and take Boomer on the greatest road trip of his life.

Charting a course from Chicago to California, Jennifer plans some pet-friendly pit stops for her four-legged friend, including a dog show, a fire hydrant museum, and a factory full of squeaky toys. But when she tries to sneak Boomer into a NASCAR press box—disguised as her seeing-eye dog—Jennifer’s cover is blown by a curious, but very cute reporter named Nathan Koslow.

Boomer takes an instant shine to Nathan, unlike the other men in Jennifer’s life. When the charming journalist asks to join them on their journey, she can’t say no. But when she learns that someone has created a website called “Boomer’s Bucket List”—and it’s gone totally viral—the trip takes a wildly unexpected turn for Jennifer, Nathan, and the dog who brought them together.

It almost seems as if Boomer’s last wish is that his two favorite humans fall madly, deeply, in love . . .

31429949Coco Butternut by Joe R. Lansdale

Coco Butternut marks the always-welcome return of Joe R. Lansdale’s dysfunctional duo: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. As usual, wherever Hap and Leonard go, trouble seems to already be there, awaiting their arrival. And in the case of this twisty, hilarious, and heartfelt new novella, Lansdale sends his heroes to Oak Rest mortuary and cemetery to grapple with the living and the dead—both canine and human.

When the mummified corpse of a beloved prize-winning dachshund named Coco Butternut is stolen from her final resting place, Hap and Leonard are hired by the owner to get her body back. The job is straightforward: they must simply exchange a bag full of cash for the missing pooch’s mummy. But they can feel something’s not on the up-and-up, and how right they are.

With assistance from Hap’s significant other, Brett, and his daughter, Chance, Hap and Leonard are soon embroiled in a gripping mystery tied to the dark secrets lurking beneath the hallowed ground of Oak Rest cemetery. In his inimitable style, and at the top of his game, here Lansdale gives us a highly enjoyable new entry in the ongoing adventures of Hap and Leonard.


Thanks everyone! I am so excited to see what this week will bring.

What did you find on your blog perusals this week?


  1. Awesomely warped - glad I could conspire to add to your stacks. :)

    I actually have Joe R. Lansdale's 'Dead on the Bones' collection cued up for a read/review next. No Hap and Leonard, just pulp-inspired goodness.

    1. I'm sure it'll be great even without Hap & Leonard.

  2. I'm happy I could push you in the direction of Tara Lain's Spell Cat, Laurie, and I love that you feature some books you want to get to thanks to other bloggers!!
    Have a great rest of the week :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Thanks, I can't wait to find some time to give it a read. I read her book about a vegan cupcake shop owner (Hearts & Cake?) and loved it. I keep meaning to read more of her work but then get distracted by other things.

  3. Coco Butternut just gives me more inspiration to start the Hap and Leonard series. I've always wanted to and this book sounds so great. Asanserophobia Infidelity Sounds downright odd...yet also interesting.

    1. I think you'll love Hap & Leonard. It's crazy, violent fun.

  4. I see you have been enabled by Barb, she does that to me frequently. In all fairness I do it back to her so we sort of have a #shemademedoit joke going on...lol.

    1. I am easily enabled but yeah she got me :)

  5. Oh my gosh Boomer's Bucket List. Yeah I could see that being one that would leave me a puddle. lol

    1. Yep, that one is going to kill me for certain.


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