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What Are You Reading? (+ Donna Grant Giveaway)

Posted December 7, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 4 Comments

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Casee: I’m out of town for the weekend so I don’t expect to get a lot of reading time in. I finally finished Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan. It really picked up and I ended up enjoying it. I’m currently reading Too Far Gone by Christy Reece which is the third book in her Grey Justice series. The series is free with Kindle Unlimited right now.

I’m also listening to Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland. I listened to Hate Notes by Vi Keeland by Penelope Ward and thoroughly enjoyed it so I decided to listen to another one by one of the authors. So far I’m really liking it. I honestly can’t believe how much I’m enjoying first person books. It’s amazing.

Holly: Things are crazy at work so I had a pretty slow reading week. I finished reading My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren, which I really enjoyed. I also re-read Mystery Man and Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley.

I listened to Inside Out by Lauren Dane. Man, I love this series. I’d forgotten how much I adore Cope. I also listened to Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. It was just okay. I didn’t really connect with either character.

I’m currently listening to Jaxson (Riverwise Private Security #1) by Alisa Woods. I’m about 5 minutes in, so I can’t comment yet. I’m reading Heaven and Hell by Kristen Ashley, which I somehow skipped over.

Rowena: I’ve been so busy with shit at work that reading took a back seat this week. My office Christmas party is today so odds are, right this minute, I’m laughing it up with my coworkers and not reading anything at all. I did read Once and for All by Sarah Dessen and that was more of the same of what you’d expect of a Sarah Dessen contemporary YA romance. Good and enjoyable though. I also read Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward and that was another enjoyable romance that took me no time at all to read.

Next up is Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley because I need to get that read and a discussion prepared for next week’s end of the year book club. I can’t wait! After that, I’m hoping to finally dig into my eARC of The One You Fight For by Roni Loren since that took a backseat to reading Hate Notes.

Giveaway Alert

We are very fortunate here at Book Binge. We have loads and loads of books to read and we want to share the wealth so each week, we’ll be tacking on a Freebie Friday giveaway to our What Are You Reading posts. This week, we’re giving away…

What Are You Reading? (+ Donna Grant Giveaway)Heat (Dark Kings, #12) by Donna Grant
Series: Dark Kings #12
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Format: Print
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 336
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Nikolai is a dragon shapeshifter who knows well the meaning of loss. Orphaned and raised to be a Dragon King, he never accepts defeat. Now, Nikolai prefers his solitude . . .until a beautiful, irresistible woman calls upon him for help—and Nikola’s whole word goes up in flames.

Ever since MI5 agent Esther woke to discover her mind taken over with magic, she feels like stranger to herself. She looks to a notorious dragon, one who has the power to help her find her memory. But as she and Nikolai come closer to discovering what really happened to her, a dangerous passion ignites between them. Can this lone Dragon King help the woman he’s grown to love to uncover the truth about her past—or will a deep and fiery danger tear them both apart?

 
 
 
 

What Are You Reading: Heat by Donna Grant

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What Are You Reading? (+ Emma Douglas Giveaway)

Posted November 30, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 9 Comments

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Casee: I am still (yep) reading Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan. These last few weeks have really thrown me off my reading game. First there was getting ready for family to be in town. Then there was family in town. Then there was recovering from having family in town. I was finally able to sit down with this book and really get into it this week. I’m about 80% through it and it’s pretty decent. Standard Feehan fare.

I’m also listening to Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Holy shit, this book is funny. I don’t even want to think about what I look like sitting in traffic, laughing like a maniac. Actually, I don’t really care how crazy I look. I am so loving this book. If you have Kindle Unlimited you can get it for free on Kindle. I am looking forward to finishing this one. I happened to fall into this book so I don’t know what else these authors have written. I can’t wait to find out.

Holly: I finished listening to Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper, which was cute. I liked how quirky and sort of dark/funny the heroine was. I wouldn’t classify this series as strictly romance, since the heroines do a lot of growing over the course of the books. I also listened to Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane (a reread I enjoyed), One More Time by Laurelin Paige (there was a lot of gratuitous sex, but the reunited lovers story was cute) and Ache for You by J.T. Geissinger. It was pretty awful, guys. The heroine is so horribly angry for the entire book there was no redeeming her. I wanted to love it, because it’s a Cinderella retelling, but no. Just no.

I re-read Coming Undone by Lauren Dane, which I adore. Brody 4ever! I also read Chocolate and Sin by K.F. Breene. I liked it okay, but it moved slow in parts. I’m looking forward to the second book. I started reading Royally Hung by Anne Marsh, another Cinderella retelling, but I ended up DNF’ing it about 50% in. The writing voice didn’t work for me at all.

I’m currently listening to Blade to the Keep by Lauren Dane and reading My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren.

Rowena: It’s been a pretty slow reading week for me. I had family in town for my niece’s farewell this week (and Thanksgiving) and the last of our family left yesterday so I spent yesterday doing laundry and cleaning up the mess that was left behind. I did manage to get some reading done though.

I finished Save the Date by Carrie Aarons and didn’t particularly enjoy that one all that much. I moved on to My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren and even though that book was problematic as hell, I still enjoyed it. Yesterday, I started listening to Ache for You by J.T. Geissinger and had to put it down with about 4 hours left of listening time because I wanted to, still want to, throat punch the heroine for being a whiny little piece of shit. I’ll finish listening to that today and then you’ll read all about my bitchy thoughts when I review that with Holly.

I started reading Once and for All by Sarah Dessen last night and so far, it’s good. I’m not bored, I don’t hate anyone yet but it’s still early days…haha. Just kidding. Seems like a bunch of characters are getting on my nerves these days. Anyway, after this book I’ll pick up The One You Fight For by Roni Loren cause I need to tackle my review pile before I get behind.

I hope everyone is having a great reading week!

Giveaway Alert

We are very fortunate here at Book Binge. We have loads and loads of books to read and we want to share the wealth so each week, we’ll be tacking on a Freebie Friday giveaway to our What Are You Reading posts. This week, we’re giving away…

What Are You Reading? (+ Emma Douglas Giveaway)No Place Like You (Cloud Bay, #3) by Emma Douglas
Series: Cloud Bay #3
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Format: Print
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
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Home--in the island village of Cloud Bay--is where the heart is. . .

Leah Santelli always knew that Zach Harper, son of a rock legend and her best friend's brother, was painfully out of reach. Then, on the night of her eighteenth birthday, Leah shocked herself by asking for--and receiving--the gift she wanted: one night of passion with Zach before he left town to pursue his rock star dreams. Now, years later, Zach is back in Cloud Bay to record his first solo album. His return could also be Leah's big chance to step up her own music career. But getting the producing credit she needs means spending long hours with Zach in the recording studio...and falling back into the habit of longing for him, for better or worse.

Zach used to believe that a man must put his past behind him. But coming back home for Cloud Bay's famed music festival has allowed him to finally make amends with his family and, much to his surprise, reunite with Leah. He might have left her once but now it seems he can't stay away. Trouble is, even though the heat between them burns hotter than ever, Leah has old wounds in need of healing before she can give Zach a real chance. Can he find a way to convince her that they can make more than just great music together--and that she's the one that he wants for all time?

What Are You Reading: No Place Like You by Emma Douglas

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What Are You Reading? (+ Christine Warren Giveaway)

Posted November 23, 2018 by Holly in Reviews | 7 Comments

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Casee: I’m still reading and listening to what I was reading and listening to last week. It’s very sad.

I’m reading Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan and listening to Archangel’s Prophecy by Nalini Singh. We have family in town so I don’t have high hopes for reading this weekend. Wish me luck.

Holly: I had a pretty lame reading week. I’m trying to get everything ready for the holidays, plus we celebrate 4 birthdays this week, so my attention was elsewhere. I finished listening to The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase. It was pretty awful. The heroine and her best friend were both immature dummy-heads and the whole premise of the wedding + cottage was lame. I only finished it because I wanted to know what would happen with the best friend and her wedding. I’m sorry I wasted my time. I re-read Complicated by Kristen Ashley, the listened to Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck and Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper, which were really cute. I’m not usually one for super light paranormals or contemporaries, but Molly Harper is really working for me lately. Both this series and the Mystic Bayou series hit me in the sweet spot.

I’m currently listening to Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper. I’m not sure what I’m going to read next, or if I’ll even have time. Hopefully I’ll have all day Saturday to read. Fingers crossed.

Rowena: In the week since I last posted about what I was reading, I had planned to listen to Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh, and read Save the Date by Carrie Aarons and well, that didn’t happen. Instead, I picked up My Best Friend’s Ex by Hazel Kelly and Friends with Benefits by Hazel Kelly. I enjoyed both books, though I enjoyed Friends with Benefits more. Carter and Nina were a fantastic couple! Now, I’m reading Save the Date by Carrie Aarons and though the heroine is a little hard to take (I really don’t understand her motivations behind some of her decisions), I’m still enjoying the read. After this, I’ll be picking up River Marked by Patricia Briggs because I can’t stay away from Mercy’s world for too long. I’m on a mission to be all caught up on that series before the year ends. Wish me luck!

Giveaway Alert

We are very fortunate here at Book Binge. We have loads and loads of books to read and we want to share the wealth so each week, we’ll be tacking on a Freebie Friday giveaway to our What Are You Reading posts. This week, we’re giving away…

What Are You Reading? (+ Christine Warren Giveaway)Baby, I'm Howling for You (Alphaville, #1) by Christine Warren
Series: Alphaville #1
Also in this series: Baby, I'm Howling for You
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Format: Print
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 304
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WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps.

Renny Landry is a wolf on the run. Pursued by a shapeshifting stalker and his slobbering pack of killer coyotes, she is forced to flee her job as a librarian to find sanctuary in the wooded hills of Alpha, Washington. A well-secluded safe space for troubled shifters, Alpha is Renny’s last hope. But the first person she meets there is a gorgeous alpha male with fiery eyes, fierce tattoos, and one ferocious appetite—for her…

Mick Fischer thought he left his past behind when he moved to Alpha. But fate has a way of biting him in the tail when a female wolf shows up on his property. Wounded, desperate—and disarmingly hot—Renny brings out the snarling, protective alpha beast in Mick like no other woman he’s known. Can these two haunted, hunted wolves manage to mate for life…even as the deadliest past demons howl at their heels?

What Are You Reading: Baby, I’m Howling for You

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What Are You Reading? (+ Emma Douglas Giveaway)

Posted November 16, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 11 Comments

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Casee: I am reading Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan. I really did enjoy Judgement Road which is the first book in the series. Torpedo Ink is a gritty spin-off of Sisters of the Heart about a motorcycle club. If you like your men extremely alpha and the strong females that don’t let them get away with much, you’ll like this series. You don’t have to read Sisters of the Heart to start Torpedo Ink.

I’m also listening to Archangel’s Prophecy by Nalini Singh. When I started reading it last week, it was really slow. Holly mentioned that I should re-read Archangel’s Heart then go back to Archangel’s Prophecy. I did that and am really enjoying Archangel’s Prophecy the second time around.

Holly: I finished listening to Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs. Now I’m sad all over again that I have to wait for another book in this series. I love Mercy and her band of scary werewolves. I can’t wait to see what Briggs is going to do next. After that I started listening to Raven’s Shadow by Briggs, A little Night Magic by Lucy March and The Restorer by Amanda Stevens. I ended up DNF’ing all 3. I was enjoying Raven’s Shadow, but the world is a bit too complex for me to focus on in audio. That’s a book I’ll need to read. The heroine of A Little Night Magic was driving me crazy and nothing about the Stevens novel worked for me. After that I listened to Chased and Making Chase by Lauren Dane. It was nice returning to the town of Petal and catching up with Chase family.

I read Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas, which was sweet, but slow and I finished Sleepover by Serena Bell, which I enjoyed. I DNF’d Malcolm and Isabel by Julie Anne Long. This started as an epilogue in The Legend of Lyon Redmond back in 2015. She just released their novella and I thought I’d love it. Sadly, it isn’t working for me. It doesn’t help that she doesn’t include the original epilogue, yet starts the novella right where it left off, which made for some confusing reading until I finally just went back and read the epilogue again.

I’m currently listening to The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase.

Rowena: It’s been a slow reading week for me. It was my birthday on Tuesday and I had all these plans to go home and snuggle down in bed with my kindle but those plans went out with window when my sister called me and asked if I wanted to go with her to my nieces basketball game in Costa Mesa. I will never say no to watching Meghan play. She won her game and played well so I was happy with how I spent my birthday.

I managed to finish Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas and thought it was a slow romance but sweet. Maybe too sweet. After that, the only other book that I read and I read it in one sitting so you know it was good stuff, is Fall (VIP #3) by Kristen Callihan. I really love John Blackwood. So, so much. His heroine Stella was pretty fantastic too.

Now, I’m planning on starting the audiobook for Archangel’s Storm (Guild Hunter #5) by Nalini Singh and reading Save the Date by Carrie Aarons.

Giveaway Alert

We are very fortunate here at Book Binge. We have loads and loads of books to read and we want to share the wealth so each week, we’ll be tacking on a Freebie Friday giveaway to our What Are You Reading posts. This week, we’re giving away…

What Are You Reading? (+ Emma Douglas Giveaway)A Season of You (Cloud Bay, #2) by Emma Douglas
Series: Cloud Bay #2
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Format: Print
Source: Publisher
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 293
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It's Christmastime in the quaint island town of Cloud Bay, where love is always in season... Will Fraser has believed in love at first sight since the day he first laid eyes on Mina Harper five years ago. There was only one problem: She was happily married. Then, when Mina's husband was killed by a drunk driver, Will figured she'd want nothing to do with a guy who owns a whiskey distillery. So he's kept his feelings locked away, knowing that not even a Christmas miracle would be enough to melt Mina's heart. . . Mina believes her days of true love are behind her. Since losing her husband she's kept to herself, content to do her own painting and stay out of the limelight that comes with her famous family. But when, after a freak accident, Will comes to her rescue, Mina can't quite get him out of her mind. As curiosity turns into a fling during Cloud Bay's first Christmas Festival, she finds it harder to convince herself that her feelings for Will are just mistletoe-inspired. Could Mina be ready to lay the past to rest and finally admit that what she really wants for Christmas--and forever--is Will?

 
 

What Are You Reading: A Season of You

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What Are You Reading? (+ Jo Goodman Giveaway)

Posted November 9, 2018 by Casee in Features | 9 Comments

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Casee: Send help. The days of September and October are officially over. I have finished two books in November and they were both audiobooks. This next part hurts me to say…I tried and failed to read Archangel’s Prophecy. I was told that I should reread Archangel’s Heart, which I decided to do. I’m currently listening to it on audio. The narrator is amazing! I am loving it. Plus it reminds me why I love Raphael and Elena so much.

I’m also reading Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas. I’m one chapter in. I’ve never read anything by this author so I’m really curious to see how it turns out.

Holly: I had a slow reading week. Things have been pretty crazy at casa del Holly this week and my reading time took a hit. I mostly listened to the Mercy Thompson series. I finished Bone Crossed, then listened to Frost Burned, Night Broken and Fire Touched. I’m currently listening to Silence Fallen. I blame Rowena for this. She’s been reading the series for the first time and talking about it quite a bit. I couldn’t resist a re-read.

I’m currently reading Sleepover by Serena Bell. Next up is Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas, which we’re reading as a group to review later this month.

Rowena: This week was an okay reading week for me. It started out fantastic and then thanks to my friend Theresa, I started watching weird things on the internet. Like mukbang’s by Zoie from Wild n Out and Hallmark Christmas movies.

I did read Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs and really enjoyed that. I also read Wait for It by Mariana Zapata and listened to Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh. I adored Wait for It and liked Archangel’s Blade okay.

Now, I’m reading Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas for our group review this month. I’m not that far into it and hope to be done with it tonight so that I can jump back into the Mercy Thompson world. 🙂

Giveaway Alert

We are very fortunate here at Book Binge. We have loads and loads of books to read and we want to share the wealth so each week, we’ll be tacking on a Freebie Friday giveaway to our What Are You Reading posts. This week, we’re giving away…

What Are You Reading? (+ Jo Goodman Giveaway)A Touch of Flame (The Cowboys of Colorado, #2) by Jo Goodman
Series: The Cowboys of Colorado #2
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Format: Print
Source: Publisher
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 416
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USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman returns to the gunslinging outlands of A Touch of Frost with a sizzling new romance where the new town doctor learns there's nothing she likes better than a run-in with the law.

Dr. E. Ridley Woodhouse is like no physician Ben Madison has ever met—she's a woman. As the newly elected sheriff of Frost Falls, Colorado, Ben is tasked with welcoming Ridley to the community. But while Ben might be tempted by the new doc's charms, getting the town to accept a big-city, female doctor is no easy feat. To earn their trust she'll have to prove herself and Ben determines to help her...even if she's the most stubborn woman he's ever met.

When the husband of one of Ridley's patients threatens her, forbidding Ridley from treating his wife or children, all of Ben's protective instincts kick in. Ridley has come to rely on Ben's steady presence and the delicious tension that simmers just below the surface of their easy friendship—but as much as she trusts that his warnings to steer clear of Jeremiah Salt are sincere, she's never been one to back down from a challenge and she refuses to abandon her patient.

But sticking to your guns can earn you trouble in the rough terrain of the Wild West, and danger threatens Ridley from unexpected places, forcing Ben to confront his deepest fear in order to save the woman he loves.

What Are You Reading: A Touch of Flame

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