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Monthly Reads: July 2022

Posted August 4, 2022 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 5 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

July was a great month for me! I read 17 books.

Free (Chaos #6) by Kristen Ashley | 3.75 out of 5
Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling #21, Psy-Changeling Trinity #6) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Burning Ash (Forgotten Brotherhood #3) by N.J. Walters | 4 out of 5
Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling #3)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.75 out of 5
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
Bjorn Cursed (Forgotten Brotherhood #4) by N.J. Walters | 3.75 out of 5
Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling #5)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling #10)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
The Jackal (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp #1) by J.R. Ward | 3.75 out of 5
Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling #12)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 5 out of 5
Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
The Rogue King (Inferno Rising #1) by Abigail Owen | 4.25 out of 5
The Blood King (Inferno Rising #2) by Abigail Owen | 3.75 out of 5
Angels’ Blood (Guild Hunter #1)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 5 out of 5
Rough Ride (Chaos #4.5) by Kristen Ashley | 3 out of 5
Archangel’s Kiss (Guild Hunter #2)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite book of the month was The Rogue King by Abigail Owen. She is a new-to-me author & I am enjoying the dragon world immensely. My least favorite book was Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley. It was a novella, but it still didn’t pack the same punch as a full-length novel.

Holly

July was a strange month for me. I started strong, but then we traveled a lot and my reading fell off as the month went on.

No More Secrets (Blue Moon #1) by Lucy Score | 4 out of 5
Fall into Temptation (Blue Moon #2) by Lucy Score | 4 out of 5
The Last Second Chance (Blue Moon #3) by Lucy Score | 3.75 out of 5
Her Hometown Man (Sutton’s Place #1) by Shannon Stacey | 3.75 out of 5
An Unexpected Cowboy (Sutton’s Place #2) by Shannon Stacey | 3.5 out of 5
Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout #1) by Lucy Score (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Beyond Innocence (Beyond Duet #1) by Emma Holly | 3.25 out of 5
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews (reread) (audio) | 4 out of 5
Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews (reread) (audio) | 4 out of 5
Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Curran POV (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling #12) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels #3) by Loretta Chase (reread) | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was No More Secrets by Lucy Score. My least favorite was Beyond Innocence by Emma Holly. I liked the book, but a lot of it was problematic.

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Monthly Reads: June 2022

Posted July 19, 2022 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 4 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

Wild Man (Dream Man #2) by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady (Crown Spies #1)(reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 4.75 out of 5
The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall | 4.5 out of 5
The Purveli (Aldebarian Alliance #3) by Dianne Duvall | 4 out of 5
A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones #1) by Dianne Duvall | 4.25 out of 5
Guardian Angel (Crown Spies #2)(reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 3.75 out of 5
The Gift (Crown Spies #3)(reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 4 out of 5
Fury Unleashed (Forgotten Brotherhood #1) by N.J. Walters | 3.5 out of 5
Shadow Music (Highlands’ Laird #3)(reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | DNF
Arctic Bite (Forgotten Brotherhood #2) by N.J. Walters | 4 out of 5

My favorite book of the month was The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall. It was such a good book. My least favorite was most definitely Shadow Music (Highlands’ Laird #3) by Julie Garwood. That was hard to listen to.

Holly

Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega #0.5) by Patricia Briggs (reread) | 5 out of 5
Sommersgate House (Ghosts and Reincarnation #1) by Kristen Ashley | 3.5 out of 5
Lacybourne Manor (Ghosts and Reincarnation #2) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 1.5 out of 5
Fairytale Come Alive (Ghosts and Reincarnation #4) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Repeat (Larsen Bros #1) by Kylie Scott (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
Black Moon (Alpha Pack #3) by J.D. Tyler (audio) | DNF
Tiger’s Daughter (Shifters Unbound, #14) by Jennifer Ashley | 3.25 out of 5
Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1) by Annette Marie (audio) | 2.5 out of 5
Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #6; Psy-Changeling, #21) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Dragons Are a Girl’s Best Friend (Fangs and Feathers, #1) by Isla Frost (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
All Is Faerie in Love and War (Fangs and Feathers, #2) by Isla Frost (audio) | 2 out of 5
Vampires Will Be Vampires (Fangs and Feathers, #3) by Isla Frost | DNF
Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout, #1) by Lucy Score (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy (reread) | 3 out of 5
Undying Stars (Darkstar Mercenaries, #6) by Anna Carven | 3.25 out of 5
One Percent of You by Michelle Gross | 4 out of 5
Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, #2.5) by Colleen Hoover (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) by Nalini Singh (reread) (audio) | 4.75 ot of 5
Shield in Winter (Psy-Changeling, #13) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Her Hometown Man (Sutton’s Place #1) by Shannon Stacey |

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Monthly Reads: May 2022

Posted June 6, 2022 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 7 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

I got a lot of reading in this month. I give credit to Dianne Duvall because her books are so engaging. I read 20 books in May.

Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians #2) by Dianne Duvall | 4.25 out of 5
Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians #3) by Dianne Duvall | 3.75 out of 5
In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians #3.5) by Dianne Duvall | 3.5 out of 5
Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians #4) by Dianne Duvall | 4 out of 5
Ride Steady (Chaos #3) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.75 out of 5
The Secret by Julie Garwood (reread)(audio) | 5 out of 5
Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #5) by Dianne Duvall | 4.75 out of 5
The Bride by Julie Garwood (reread)(audio) | 4 out of 5
Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians #6) by Dianne Duvall | 4 out of 5
Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians #7) by Dianne Duvall | 3.75 out of 5
Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians #8) by Dianne Duvall | 4 out of 5
Walk Through Fire (Chaos #4) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians #9) by Dianne Duvall | 4.25 out of 5
The Wedding by Julie Garwood (reread)(audio) | 5 out of 5
Broken Dawn (Immortal Guardians #10) by Dianne Duvall | 4 out of 5
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (reread)(audio) | 5 out of 5
Cliff’s Descent (Immortal Guardians #11) by Dianne Duvall | 4 out of 5
Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood (reread)(audio) | 4.5 out of 5
The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance #1) by Dianne Duvall | 4.25 out of 5
Wild Like the Wind (Chaos #5) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #5) by Dianne Duvall. I loved both Lisette and Zach. It was such a sweet, yet suspenseful story. I didn’t really have a least favorite because I liked everything I read (and reread) this month. Now I just have to find another Dianne Duvall. Any suggestions?

Holly

I didn’t have a lot of reading time this month. I’m hoping to have more in June.

Gerard Demille and Helen Meet (Innkeeper Chronicles #0.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
The Danu (The Danu #1) by Kelly Lucille | 3.5 out of 5
Return of the Danu (The Danu #2) by Kelly Lucille | 3.25 out of 5
Dark Minds (Class 5 #3) by Michelle Diener (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Dark Ambitions (Class 5 #4.5) by Michelle Diener (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Dark Class (Class 5 #5) by Michelle Diener | 4 out of 5
Dark Class: Bonus Epilogue (Class 5 #5.5) by Michelle Diener | 3.75 out of 5
Penmort Castle (Ghosts and Reincarnation #3) by Kristen Ashley | 3 out of 5
Fairytale Come Alive (Ghosts and Reincarnation #4) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Lucky Stars (Ghosts and Reincarnation #5) by Kristen Ashley | 2.75 out of 5
Rock Chick Redux by Kristen Ashley (reread| | 3.5 out of 5
Merry and Bright by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
You Did It, Baby by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Gossamer in the Darkness (Fantasyland #5.5) by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #4) by Dianne Duvall (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
The Wedding (Lairds’ Finacees #2) by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 4.75 out of 5
When He’s Sinful (Olympus Pride #3) by Suzanne Wright | 3.25 out of 5

My favorite read this month was Dark Class by Michelle Diener. I really enjoy that series and hope to see more in the future. My least favorite read was Lucky Stars by Kristen Ashley. I’m honestly not even sure why I finished it.

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Monthly Reads: April 2022

Posted May 3, 2022 by Holly in Features | 8 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

I read 11 books and 2 short stories in April.

Own the Wind (Chaos #1)(reread) by Kristen Ashley | 4.5 out of 5
Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2)(reread) by Kristen Ashley | 5 out of 5
Knight (Unfinished Hero #1)(reread) by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
Say It’s Forever (Redemption Hills #2)(audio)(reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Lover Unveiled (BDB #19) by J.R. Ward | 3.5 out of 5
Lover Arisen (BDB #20) by J.R. Ward | 3.75 out of 5
Shadow Fire (Shadow Riders #7) by Christine Feehan | 2.5 out of 5
Jester (Masters of Mayhem #2) by Renee Rocco | 4 out of 5
Havoc (Masters of Mayhem #3) by Renee Rocco | 4 out of 5
Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Dianne Duvall | 3.5 out of 5
The Cool Aunt (Hidden Legacy #5.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
A Misunderstanding (Hidden Legacy #4.1) by Ilona Andrews | 3 out of 5
Ruby Fever (Hidden Legacy #6) by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5

Not surprisingly, my favorite book of the month was Ruby Fever. Hidden Legacy is one of the best series in existence. I also really enjoyed by Kristen Ashley rereads.

Holly

April was a much better reading month for me. I read 31 books/short stories. It feels good to have my reading mojo back.

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1) by Nalini Singh (re-read) | 4.5 out of 5
That Lip Ring (Rock Kiss 4.2) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
Wolf Heart (Psy-Changeling #18.1) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews (re-read) | 4.5 out of 5
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Pay Me (Hidden Legacy #4.2) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
The Cool Aunt (Hidden Legacy #5.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
A Misunderstanding (Hidden Legacy #4.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
Rogan’s POV #1 (Hidden Legacy #1.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
Rogan’s POV #2 (Hidden Legacy #1.2) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
Rogan’s POV #3 (Hidden Legacy #3.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
Ruby Fever (Hidden Legacy #6) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
A Laird for all Time by Angeline Fortin (audio) | DNF
Lost Heart (Celta’s Heartmates #14.5) by Robin D. Owens (audio) | 3 out of 5
A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones #1) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 4 out of 5
Rendezvous With Yesterday (The Gifted Ones #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 2.5 out of 5
Rendezvous With Yesterday (The Gifted Ones #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians #3) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.25 out of 5
Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians #4) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #5) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians #5.5) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 2.75 out of 5
Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians #6) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians #7) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 4 out of 5
Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians #8) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book #9) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Broken Dawn (Immortal Guardians #10) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Cliff’s Descent (Immortal Guardians #11) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance #1) by Dianne Duvall (audio) (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
Wild Fire (Chaos #6.5) by Kristen Ashley | 3.75 out of 5
Wild Wind (Chaos #6.6) by Kristen Ashley | 3.75 out of 5
Three Dog Knight (Midnight Empire: The Tower #2) by Annabel Chase | 3.25 out of 5

My favorite reads of the month were Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall and Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews, with an honorable mention to A Sorceress of His Own by Dianne Duvall. My least favorite read was A Laird for All Time by Angeline Fortin.

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Monthly Reads: March 2022

Posted April 5, 2022 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 10 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

I read 7 books this month.

Highball Rush (Bootleg Springs #6) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Faking Ms. Right (Dirty Martini Running Club #1) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Phantom Game (GhostWalkers #18) by Christine Feehan | 4 out of 5
Munro (Immortals After Dark #18) by Kresley Cole | 3.75 out of 5
Rewriting the Stars (Bailey Brothers #6) by Claire Kingsley | 5 out of 5
A Warm Heart in Winter (BDB #18.5) by J.R. Ward | 3.75 out of 5
Give Me a Reason (Redemption Hills #1) (reread) by A.L. Jackson

My favorite book of the month was Rewriting the Stars (Bailey Brothers #6) by Claire Kingsley. That book was everything I expected and more than I had hoped. My least favorite was A Warm Heart in Winter (BDB #18.5) by J.R. Ward.

Holly

I managed to finish 10 books in March, but it was a push. Things are starting to slow down for me at work, so hopefully April will be a better reading month for me.

The Queen’s Gambit (Rogue Queen #1) by Jessie Mihalik | 3 out of 5
The Queen’s Advantage (Rogue Queen #2) by Jessie Mihalik | 3 out of 5
The Queen’s Triumph (Rogue Queen #3) by Jessie Mihalik | 3 out of 5
Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians #2) by Dianne Duvall | 4 out of 5
Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians #3) by Dianne Duvall | 3.75 out of 5
In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians #3.5) by Dianne Duvall | 3.5 out of 5
Moon Craving (Children of the Moon #1) (reread) by Lucy Monroe | 4 out of 5
Fated (Pack of Dawn and Destiny #3) by K.M. Shea | 3.75 out of 5
Wild Night (Midnight Empire: The Tower #1) by Annabel Chase | 3.75 out of 5
Miss Moriarty, I Presume? (Lady Sherlock #6) by Sherry Thomas | 3.75 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Wild Night by Annabel Chase, with Miss Moriarty, I Presume? as a close second. My least favorite read of the month was The Queen’s Advantage by Jessie Mihalik. I’ve read and enjoyed other books by this author, but this series wasn’t as successful for me.

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Monthly Reads: March 2022


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