TREADMILL Week 163 & What I #AmReading – Visions of Rage by A.M. Burns & A.T. Weaver

Treadmill Goals/Tracking

  • Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily
  • Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion
  • Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day
  • Distance 1-2 miles per day
  • Read the chosen book. I’m officially modifying my original rule of not reading the book-of-the-week off-treadmill. I’m usually going to look at length and try to divide it up somewhat evenly per day, even if that means either closing that book early (if it’s short) or continuing after (if it’s long).

Week 163: January 5, 2020 – January 11, 2020

Sunday 30 min/mile 30:17 min:sec 1 mile
Monday 30 min/mile 32:31 min:sec 1 mile
Tuesday 30 min/mile 30:04 min:sec 1 mile
Wednesday 30 min/mile 30:12 min:sec 1 mile
Thursday 30 min/mile 32:00 min:sec 1 mile
Friday 30 min/mile 32:59 min:sec 1 mile
Saturday 30 min/mile 31:05 min:sec 1 mile

What I’m Reading

Note: Although I will try to avoid them, my weekly reading snippets may or may not contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.

What I #amreading: Visions of Rage by A.M. Burns & A.T. Weaver

Blood runs deep in Jemez Springs.

Psychic cougar shifter Connor McGriffin is used to his visions leading him around. For years, he’s followed them back and forth across the country to the people who need his help. When his comfortable vacation in the mountains is interrupted by a vision of a woman dying, he can’t see enough details to find the killer and stop him from striking again. Facing the most dangerous foe he’s ever dealt with, Connor needs all the help he can get.

Small town deputy and wolf shifter, Danny Lupan is getting bored of chasing speeders and the occasional drug dealer. When the call comes that Sandoval County has its first murder in years, and it happened in his jurisdiction, he jumps at the chance to find the killer, no matter the danger involved. Little does he know, he might lose his heart, his life, or maybe both.

When a cougar and a wolf join forces, the bad guys better watch out, because the fur’s going to fly, in more ways than one.

Join Connor and Danny on their first adventure together in the start of the fast-paced, suspenseful thriller series Shifter Force.

My favorite lines this week…

✿✿ SUNDAY ✿✿

Conner opened his mouth in a teeth-baring yawn, laid his chin between his paws, and willed his body to relax. He closed his eyes and started purring. Purring always helped him relax. He thought it was one of the advantages of being a cougar shifter. If he was a lion or tiger, he wouldn’t be able to purr. Those cats just didn’t have the right vocal cords. He liked purring, even if it set some people off. They didn’t think mountain lions should purr. It made them too much like house cats and that was wrong.

✿✿ MONDAY ✿✿

Danny frowned at her. “Jeri, how do you know my car hasn’t been moved?”

She grinned. “There’s still a huge splatter of bird shit on your windshield that was there when I left yesterday. Unless I’m mistaken, it’s right where you’d need to look to see out. I know you well enough to know that if you’d left last night, you’d have cleaned it off. That and the drop of grease on your shirt from your lunch yesterday means you’ve been here all night and haven’t changed clothes.”


The sun streaming in the front window formed a warm puddle of light on the floor. It was too much to pass up. He stopped, shifted into cat form, turned around a couple of times, andlay in the sunlight. The warm sunbeam helped him relax. That was what he needed, to relax and hope something came to him.


“Will you stop that?” Connor swatted his arm. “You look great.”

“I may look great, but I’m not sure I can sit down in these.” He didn’t like the way they felt like a second skin. He was fairly sure everyone could see the seams of his underwear.


Connor wasn’t sure what was more comforting, the warm water around them or Danny’s strong arms around his chest. He leaned back and enjoyed Danny’s support in the afterglow of the sex they’d just had.

✿✿ FRIDAY ✿✿

Danny held up his hands in a defensive manner. “I know. No questions. Look, If we’re going to be partners, in all senses of the word, you’re going to have to lighten up a bit on the no questions. I deserve to know what’s going on. Don’t keep me at arm’s length with things. I deserve to know so I can be prepared.”

They reached the Jeep and Connor leaned against the back of it for a moment. “You’re right. I’m sorry. I’m not used to working with someone who’s not scared of me. I really appreciated the fact that you’re willing to call me out on things. I like it.


“Wait.” Danny held up his hand.

Something started to form in Connor’s mind. It wasn’t a vision per se. There was no definite form of the feeling. But he felt a rightness at her words. There was a growing need since as the shifters spread out amongst the humans, not staying in the packs, prides and other groups they had for generations, there was more and more interaction, and not all of it positive.

“Are you suggesting that we form such a force?” Danny continued as connor tried to understand what he was feeling.

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