Tag: Holly’s Reading

What Are You Reading? (508)

Posted December 6, 2019 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Casee: I’m between books right now. I finished Hero’s Haven by Rebecca Zanetti last night. I’m either going to read You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley or Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Spinning Silver is the book my book club chose for December. I can’t say I’m excited to read it even though the reviews are really great.

I’m listening to For You by Kristen Ashley. KA’s audiobooks are so long, but I still decided to give this one a listen. I’ve also been listening to the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh.

Holly: Last week I continued my Kristen Ashley re-reads with Soaring, The Time in Between, For You and Fairytale Come Alive. I also re-read Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood.

I tried to listen to The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost, but the heroine annoyed the crap out of me and I ended up quitting about halfway through. I really enjoyed How to Run with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper and Laird Wolf by Vivian Arend. Both had some issues, but overall were sweet, fun romances.

I’m currently listening to The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb. I’m still pretty early into it, but I’m enjoying the narrator and the gothic feel of the story, despite it being set in Modern Day America.

Rowena: I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday if you’re in the states and celebrate that. If not, I hope you guys had a fabulous week and read all of the good books.

It’s been a pretty crazy Thanksgiving holiday for me with my entire family being in California for it but as crazy as it was, I had a great time bonding with them. Unfortunately, with everyone being in town and running around for my niece’s baby shower on Saturday (which came out super lovely) and my nephew’s CIF football game (boo! We lost the Championship game!), I didn’t any reading done.

This week is a new week though because I am reading two books. I’m just about done reading Lady Derring Takes a Lover by Julie Anne Long and I’m listening to The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole. Both books are great and I’m hopeful I’ll love them both by the time I’m done with them. After this, I’ll be reading The Kingmaker by Kennedy Ryan. For realsy.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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What Are You Reading? (507)

Posted November 22, 2019 by Holly in Features | 4 Comments


Holly: I had a family emergency this week, so I had quite a bit of reading time but not a lot of brainpower to focus. I ended up re-reading some books instead of diving into anything new. I re-read Complicated and Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley, Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison and The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood. For new reads, I listened to Not So Nice Guy by R.S. Grey, which started out cute but kind of lost me in the middle, and Switch Hitter by Sara Ney, which was sweet as a romance, but the premise with the twins annoyed me.

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next. We’ll have to see how things go this weekend.

Rowena: I’ve got a lot going on, family-wise so my reading took another back seat to everything else. My birthday celebration, I’m planning a baby shower for my niece that is next Saturday but I did finally read a book last week. I read Goddess in Spring by P.C. Cast which was slow as hell, corny as hell and I was all too glad to be done with it once I finished. It took me too long to read that one. Now, I’m reading Lady Derring Takes a Lover by Julie Anne Long and so far, it’s pretty good. After I finish this one, I’ll be jumping into The Kingmaker and The Rebel King by Kennedy Ryan. I need to read this books bad.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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What Are You Reading? (506)

Posted November 15, 2019 by Casee in Features | 3 Comments


Casee: I’m reading Into in the Dark by Karen Rose. I’m just about finished with it. Every time I read one of her books, I remember how much I love her. She blends the romance and the suspense like a champ. I’ve not read three of her books. Reading this book will sure make me go back and read them. When I’m finished with Into in the Dark, I’m going to pick up Where Winter Finds You by J.R. Ward. I just can’t with this series.

I’m listening to Stand by A.L. Jackson. It’s the fifth (and final?) book in her Bleeding Stars series. I haven’t decided what I’m going to read next. Probably Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas.

Holly: I’m still not reading much in the way of new books. I want to read, I just can’t decide what. I finished An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James, The Governess Game by Tessa Dare and Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson. I liked The St. James, but the middle was rather slow. I enjoyed The Governess Game, but not as much as the first book in the series. Smitten by the Brit was just okay. I’d actually started this book months ago and set it aside. I really want to love this series, but something about her writing fails to pull me fully into her books. I’m hopeful the next one will be the one.

I continued re-reading The Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs with Hunting Ground and Fair Game. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll finish out the series or stop here for now. I adore these books, but I really want to focus on reading new stuff. I also re-read Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy and Hold On by Kristen Ashley.

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next. I think I might start A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane. That’s right, Meljean Brook, writing as Milla Vane, is releasing a new book! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! The only reason I didn’t immediately start it the day I got it a week ago is because I know I’ll have to wait for the next book in the series.

Rowena: I can’t believe that we’ve been doing this feature for 506 weeks. We’ve been doing this thing for a long ass time. I’ve only read one book in the last two, almost three weeks. I read Open House (Uptown #2) by Ruby Lang and enjoyed it. I thought it was a quick and fun read with two main characters that I enjoyed a lot. Now, I’m trying to read my book club book before Monday but it’s slow going. I’m reading Goddess of Spring (Goddess Summoning #2) by P.C. Cast. Wish me luck! After this, I plan on finally jumping into my buddy read with Holly, Lady Derring Takes a Lover by Julie Anne Long.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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What Are You Reading? (505)

Posted November 8, 2019 by Holly in Features | 4 Comments


Casee: I’ve been doing better this month than last month when it comes to reading. I’m reading Into the Dark by Karen Rose. I adore Karen Rose. Her books are always riveting and have me on the edge of my seat. I’ve only read one chapter, but it proves that this book is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to dive into it.

I’m supposed to be listening to Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James. Holly and I started it when I was visiting over the weekend. Alas, I couldn’t stop listening to A.L. Jackson’s Bleeding Stars series. I’m on the last book of the series, which is called Stand. I’m really looking forward to getting further into it. I love the two narrators.

Holly: I’m sick with a head cold, so I haven’t been able to focus on reading much this week. I re-read Alpha & Omega and Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs, and re-listened to Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James (because I forced Casee to listen to it with me while she was in town). Aside from that, I got nothing. I’ve been binge-watching the early seasons of Supernatural instead of reading.

I’m still currently listening to An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James and reading Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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What Are You Reading? (504)

Posted November 1, 2019 by Casee in Features | 4 Comments


Casee: I’m reading Reaper by Larissa Ione. Reaper is the 17th? 19th? book in the Demonica series. I’ve loved this series since its inception way back in the day. Holy crap, but this book packs a punch. The action in this book? Wowza. I’m traveling today and am really looking forward to reading more of it. Maybe I’ll even finish it.

I’m listening to Wait by A.L. Jackson. The wait is the fourth book in the Bleeding Stars series. I’m really liking it. Honestly, though, I can’t wait to move onto to the fifth book. The next hero is going to be amazing.

Holly: I finished my re-read of Saving Grace by Julie Garwood, but I stalled out reading Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep. It has nothing to do with the book, I just haven’t had any dedicated reading time. I’m doing better with audiobooks at the moment, because I’m swamped at work and I’m able to multitask. I did re-read The Gamble by Kristen Ashley, but that’s all the “reading” time I had. I listened to The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare, which was lovely. I really enjoyed the narrator, and the story itself was fun.

I’m currently listening to An Inquiry Into Love and Death by Simone St. James. I’m determined to finish Spider’s Bite this weekend. Wish me luck?

Rowena: This week I read Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally and thought that was a cute read. I also read A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh which was another good read, and I did another quick re-read of Saving Grace by Julie Garwood because I absolutely adore that book. I really, really love that book and will probably re-read it at least twice a year for the rest of my years. I freaking love Johanna and Gabriel and everyone in their lives.

I took a day off yesterday from reading because I had a million things to do for my family’s Halloween party last night. So today, I’ll be starting The One for You (The Ones that Got Away #4) by Roni Loren. I can’t freaking wait!

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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