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Giveaway Winners: August 2020

Posted September 2, 2020 by Casee in Giveaway Winners | 1 Comment

Another month, another round of giveaway winners!

July Monthly Reads Winners

Rodrigo Vieira
C Lemansky
Bernie Stock

August Sunday Spotlight Winner

Glenda Martillotti

Congratulations to our winners! Please email us at contests and thebookbinge dot com and let us know your choice!


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Monthly Reads: August 2020

Posted September 1, 2020 by Casee 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 can’t believe summer is almost over. I know that’s not really book related, but I’ve been able to read a lot this summer. It’s been a nice change from reading only 2-3 books a month. I read thirteen (13!) books in August. It’s pretty funny how proud I am of myself.

Sebring (Unfinished Hero #5) by Kristen Ashley | 5 out of 5
The Gamble (Colorado Mountain #1) by Kristen Ashley | 4.25 out of 5
Reaper’s Property (Reapers MC #1) by Joanna Wylde | 3.25 out of 5
Reaper’s Legacy (Reapers MC #2) by Joanna Wylde | 4 out of 5
Golden Trail (The ‘Burg #3) by Kristen Ashley | DNF
Devil’s Game (Reapers MC #3) by Joanna Wylde | 4.5 out of 5
Reaper’s Stand (Reapers MC #4) by Joanna Wylde | 4.5 out of 5
Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1) by Ilona Andrews | 3 out of 5
Guardian’s Grace (Dark Protectors #12) by Rebecca Zanetti | 3 out of 5
Hawk’s Property (Insurgents MC #1) by Chiah Wilder | 3 out of 5
Down & Dirty: Zak (Dirty Angels MC #1) by Jeanne St. James | 3 out of 5
King (King #1) by T.M. Frazier | 4 out of 5
Tyrant (King #2) by T.M. Frazier | 4.25 out of 5

My absolute favorite book of the month was Sebring by Kristen Ashley. I loved that book and I can’t wait to reread it. I’m not a huge on rereading, but I’m making an exception in this case. My least favorite book other than Golden Trail was Hawk’s Property by Chiah Wilder. I haven’t decided if I’m going to continue the series or not.

Holly

August was a strange reading month for me. It didn’t feel like I read a lot until the latter half of the month, but I read 22 books in total.

Fall Into Me (Hearts of the South #7) by Linda Winfree (reread) | 4.75 out of 5
Mr. Hotshot CEO (Kwan Sisters #2) by Jackie Lau | DNF
The Return of Eden McCall (Wide Open Spaces #3) by Judith Duncan (reread) | 4 out of 5
The Will (Magdalene #1) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
The Time in Between (Magdalene #3) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
How to Save an Undead Life (A Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #1) by Hailey Edwards | 4.25 out of 5
How to Claim an Undead Soul (A Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #2) by Hailey Edwards | 4 out of 5
How to Break an Undead Heart (A Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #3) by Hailey Edwards | 4.25 out of 5
How to Dance an Undead Waltz (A Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #4) by Hailey Edwards | 4 out of 5
How to Live an Undead Lie (A Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #5) by Hailey Edwards | 3.75 out of 5
How to Wake an Undead City (A Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #6) by Hailey Edwards
How to Kiss an Undead Bride (A Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #7) by Hailey Edwards (novella) | 3.5 out of 5
Deal with the Devil (Mercenary Librarians #1) by Kit Rocha | 4 out of 5
A Heart of Blood and Ashes (A Gathering of Dragons #1) by Milla Vane | 4 out of 5
Pathfinder’s Way (The Broken Lands #1) by T.A. White | 4.25 out of 5
Mist’s Edge (The Broken Lands #2) by T.A. White | 3.5 out of 5
The Gamble (Colorado Mountain #1) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Accidentally Compromising the Duke (Wedded by Scandal #1) by Stacy Reid | 3.75 out of 5
A Winning Season (Wickham Falls Weddings #10) by Rochelle Alers | 3.75 out of 5
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy series by Hailey Edwards. I’m not choosing a favorite book, but the series as a whole. I also really liked Pathfinder’s Way by T.A. White. My least favorite read was Mr. Hotshot CEO by Jackie Lau. The pacing was slow and I didn’t love the writing. I may try again later to see if it picks up.

Rowena

I’ve been on a three-month hiatus because I haven’t read shit in that entire time. Things took a turn for the better for me in the month of August because I finally read two books. Sure, I’m going to finish my second book today but it still made the cut. Here are the books that broke my reading slump. Thank goodness for Ilona Andrews.

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5

My favorite of these two has to go to Magic Binds. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going through Kate’s mind and wondering what the heck she was planning but I just really, really love her as a person and she’s really smart and I freaking loved this one.

I don’t have a least favorite. I liked Hugh’s book too much for it to be included in a least favorite anything so nope, not going to choose.

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Monthly Reads: August 2020

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Monthly Reads: July 2020

Posted August 3, 2020 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 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

My July started off really slow, but it picked up around the last two weeks of the month. I read 8 books.

Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
Knight by Kristen Ashley | 4.25 out of 5
Creed by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
Raid by Kristen Ashley | 4.5 out of 5
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews | 4.75 out of 5
Deacon by Kristen Ashley | 3.5 out of 5
Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh | 3.75 out of 5
Looking Inside by Beth Kery | 3.75 out of 5

As you can see, I went on a Kristen Ashley bender. Which I’m still on. My favorite book of the month was Raid by Kristen Ashley, followed closely by Knight by Kristen Ashley.

Holly

My reading in July started off great, but it tapered off around the middle of the month. I ended up finishing 14 books.

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (audio) | 4 out of 5
Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh | 3.75 out of 5
Repeat by Kylie Scott (Reread) | 5 out of 5
The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters #1) by Anne Gracie | 4 out of 5
My Darling Duke (Sinful Wallflowers #1) by Stacy Reid | 3.75 out of 5
One Fell Sweep (Inkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Marry in Scarlet (Marriage of Convenience #4) by Anne Gracie | 4 out of 5
Blind Date with a Book Boyfriend by Lucy Eden | 4.5 out of 5
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Games of the Heart (The ‘Burg #4) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Golden Trail (The ‘Burg #3) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.25 out of 5
Wishing for a Highlander (Highland Wishes #1) by Jessi Gage (audio) | 2.5 out of 5
Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick #0.5) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
The AI Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole (audio) | 4 out of 5
Song of Blood and Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1) by L. Penelope (audio) | DNF

My favorite read of the month was Blind Date with a Book Boyfriend by Lucy Eden. It was a quick, light read, but I smiled the entire way through it. My least favorite read was Wishing for a Highlander by Jessi Gage.

Giveaway Alert

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Monthly Reads: July 2020

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Monthly Reads: June 2020

Posted July 2, 2020 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 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: June was the month of reading for me. I don’t know what was going on, but I read a shit-ton of books. I’m in the double digits this month, y’all. Thirteen. One three.

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (audio) | 5 out of 5
Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
Hellion by Shannon McKenna | 2 out of 5
Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley | 4.25 out of 5
Headlong by Shannon McKenna | 2.5 out of 5
Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley | 4.5 out of 5
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (audio) | 4 out of 5
Hellbent by Shannon McKenna | 3.5 out of 5
Held Captive by the Cavemen by Shoshanna Evers | 1 out of 5
Right Through Me by Shannon McKenna | 3 out of 5
Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley | 2.5 out of 5
Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
Forever Only Once by Carrie Ann Ryan | DNF

My favorite book of the month by far is Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews. I also really loved Rock Chick Reawakening. My least favorite was Held Captive by the Cavemen. It was just a waste of paper. I enjoyed the characters in Carrie Ann Ryan’s book, but the pace was just too slow for me.

Holly: So far 2020 has been a tough reading year for me. I want to read, but I can’t seem to focus for any length of time. Hopefully someday soon my reading will go back to normal. I did better this month than I have previously, however. I read 15 books, and the majority were new-to-me reads.

Rock Chick Regret (Rock Chick #7) by Kristnen Ashley (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen (audio) | 4.0 out of 5
Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy #2) by Danielle L. Jensen | 3.75 out of 5
Warrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy #3) by Danielle L. Jensen | 3.5 out of 5
Crush the King (Crown of Shards #3) by Jennifer Estep (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Complicated by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Dream Maker (Dream Team #1) by Kristen Ashley | 3.75 out of 5
Sin & Surrender (Demigods of San Francisco #6) by K.F. Breene | 3.75 out of 5
Entreat Me by Grace Draven | DNF
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
A Court of Mists and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas | 4 out of 5
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas | 4.5 out of 5
Cupcakes, Trinkets and Other Deadly Magics (The Dowswer #1) by Meghan Ciana Doidge | 3 out of 5
The Rise of the Phoenix (The Society #1) by Mason Sabre (novella) | 2.75 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, though I enjoyed the entire series. My least favorite read was The Rise of the Phoenix by Mason Sabre. I actually enjoyed the story itself, but the writing wasn’t my favorite. I may read more in the series to see if things improve.

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Monthly Reads: June 2020

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Monthly Reads: May 2020

Posted June 3, 2020 by Casee in Features | 6 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

Say You’ll Stay (audio) by Corinne Michaels | 3 out of 5
Convict Me by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman | 2.5 out of 5
Say You Want Me (audio) Corinne Michaels | 3.5 out of 5
Keep Me by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman | 3.5 out of 5
Guard Me by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman | 1 out of 5
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews (audio) | 4.5 out of 5

Holly

May was a slow reading month for me. I started out fairly strong, but work is kind of kicking my butt right now, plus distance learning with my kid, so I don’t have a lot of time for reading. I’m hoping June will be more relaxed and I’ll have more time. I finished 9 books and DNF’d 2.

Rise of the Phoenix (The Society #1) by Mason Sabre (novella) | 3.25 out of 5
Oath Sworn (Jacky Leon #1) by Kristen Banet | DNF
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James | DNF
When He’s Dark (The Olympus Pride #1) by Suzanne Wright | 3.75 out of 5
The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen (audio) | 4.75 out of 5
The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2 by Danielle L. Jensen (audio) | 4.5 out of 5
Alpha Night (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #4; Psy-Changeling, #19) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
Protect the Prince Crown of Shards #2) by Jennifer Estep | 4.25 out of 5
Crush the King Crown of Shards #3) by Jennifer Estep | 3.75 out of 5
The Will (Magdalene #1) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Repeat by Kylie Scott (reread) | 5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen, but The Traitor Queen was a very close second. If you’re looking for a series (duet?) filled with action, angst, intrigue, romance and mystery, please pick this one up. I adored it. My least favorite read was Rise of the Phoenix by Mason Sabre. I liked it, just not as much as the others I read.

Rowena

May was another Kate Daniels reading month. I’m down to the last three books of the series and I’m taking my time with them. I’m taking my time with all of my reading, to be honest. I’m not rushing to 100 books read this year like I normally do, I’m reading everyday but for shorter amounts of time because everything is just so…ugh right now. I’m not in the right mental space to read a bunch of books but here’s a list of what I did read in the month of May.

Magic Tests (Kate Daniels #5.3) by Ilona Andrews (eBook) | 4.5 out of 5
Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews (eBook) | 4.25 out of 5
Magic Stars (Kate Daniels #8.5) by Ilona Andrews (eBook) | 4.75 out of 5
His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare (eBook) | 4.25 out of 5
Protect the Prince (Crown of Shards #2) by Jennifer Estep (eBook) | 4.25 out of 5
Alpha Night (Psy-Changelings Trinity #4) by Nalini Singh (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite read of the month goes to Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews. Derek is one of my favorite characters in the Kate Daniels series so I was thrilled to finally get a story (even if it was a short one) with him at the front and center. I LOVED this one and I really, really love seeing him with Julie. I’m rooting for those two so hard! I would love to read a spin-off series featuring those two. I’ve got my fingers, eyes and toes crossed that the Andrews duo will make that happen.

I don’t have a least favorite book of the month, I liked all of the books that I read…all of them.

Giveaway Alert

Three lucky winners will choose their prize (one book) from any of the books we logged this month. If you want to be entered to win, leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite – and least favorite – reads of the month were.

Monthly Reads: May 2020

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