As I started thinking about the approaching new year, I wanted to take a look back at the books I read in 2019. What books earned the rare 5-star rating? Which stories could I still vividly recall months after reading them? So off to Goodreads I went to take a little trip back through my 2019 reading. Here’s what I discovered …
I’m closing out 2018 with a look back at my favorite reads for the year. In the past, I limited my list to a top 5 or so. But this year I’m going to chat a bit about each book that earned a 5-star rating. There were fourteen in total, 10 of which were re-reads. Continue reading “Looking Back: My Favorite Reads of 2018”
I’ve been on a paranormal spree lately – vampires, witches, shifters – pretty much anything in this subgenre has been really doing it for me recently. And this cover just really sold it for me. The martini glass of blood combined with the dating website profile pic truly cracked me up. If I were scrolling through books I’d completely stop and grab this book! Continue reading “Blog Tour: Vampire With Benefits by E.J. Russell”
Today I’m taking a break from book reviews to tell you about my trip to New York City. I spent a few days there last week to help a friend and her son with their 9/11 project. Continue reading “One Tuesday Morning: My Trip to New York City”
I’ve talked about my love of podcasts here before – at last count I’m up to 43 (seriously!) that I subscribe to and I am caught up on every one of them. One True Pairing is one of the most recent ones I listen to, the two hosts discuss their favorite couples throughout pop culture. This includes movies, TV, and books. They’re gearing up right now to celebrate August as Romance Awareness Month which is SO my thing! They kicked it off last week with an interview with the now RITA-Award winning Alexis Daria. Continue reading “One True Pairing podcast with guest Alexis Daria + a Giveaway chance!”
Talia Hibbert is a new to me author this year that I had seen quite a few people talking about and they were not wrong. This is my 4th book of hers that I’ve devoured and she is quickly becoming an autobuy – I have 2 or 3 others of her books bought and ready to read because her writing is just that good. Her heroines are interesting and strong, vulnerable as well as able to stand on their own, while her heroes are both genuine are empathetic and not at all overbearing. But if they have a moment of that her heroines would not hesitate to put them in their place. YES, PLEASE! Continue reading “Book Review: Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert”
I love authors who do their own thing and just do it really, REALLY well. Alisha Rai, Courtney Milan, and Kit Rocha come to mind. This is admittedly probably because these authors are friends and I see them having intelligent discussions on Twitter, but also because in their respective books they are doing representation incredibly well and I am so *here* for it. I can definitely include Alyssa Cole in the group! Continue reading “Book Review: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole”
I’m a huge fan of Kit Rocha’s Beyond series. It’s incredibly sex positive, feminist, and, of course, so well written! So I’m really excited to help the authors – who consist of the wonderful team of Bree Bridges and Donna Herren – reveal the re-branded cover of novella #5.5, Beyond Possession. Without further ado – here it is!