Tag: Rowena’s Reading

What Are You Reading? (539)

Posted September 11, 2020 by Holly in Features | 1 Comment

Casee: Casee is out camping this week. Let’s hope she’s also reading all the books. 🙂

Holly: This was a much slower reading week for me than the last. I didn’t have much time to read over the weekend and I chose to watch movies on Monday rather than read. I finished Dragon Unleashed by Grace Draven, which I ended up really loving. The ending of that book was great. It was a slow moving story, but it worked well in context. I only wish the next book was available already. I started a new series, King Arthur and Her Knights by K.M. Shea. I’ve been craving Arthurian romances and I love the premise of this – a woman gets taken back in time to become the one true King of Britain – I read Enthroned and Enchanted. The first half of Enthroned was pretty bad and I almost quit reading. The second half picked up enough for me to want to read the next book. Enchanted was better than Enthroned, but not great. They’re pretty light reads without a lot of depth, but I am enjoying the gender swap and I’m hoping they get better as the series progresses.

I’m currently listening to a book called She Walks in Power by MaryLu Tyndall, a new to me author. It’s another gender swap where the heroine is the Robin Hood character. I’m early into it, but I’m enjoying it so far.

Rowena: My reading slowed down this week and because of that, I quit the book that I was reading because I wasn’t in the mood for a historical romance. That book was The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it but I’ve been itching to start Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews so I did. So far, so good so I’m hyped to finish it. Bring on Catalina and Alessandro, please!

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


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What Are You Reading? (538)

Posted September 4, 2020 by Holly in Reviews | 3 Comments

Holly: After I finished The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy series, I thought about starting a historical, but it just didn’t appeal. I ended up re-reading two old favorites instead; The Return of Eden McCall by Judith Duncan and Fall Into Me by Linda Winfree. It was nice revisiting both stories. I finished a re-read of Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews, as well.

I tried to read Mr. Hotshot CEO by Jackie Lau. I liked the first couple chapters, but I lost interest and DNF’d it about 40% in. I may go back to it later, but I’m not sure. After than I read The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, which was lovely. I’m so glad I picked it up. I can’t wait to read more of her books. I’m currently reading and listening to Dragon Unleashed by Grace Draven. The first few chapters were a little slow, but I’m fully invested in the story now.

Rowena: This week is the week that I finished the Kate Daniels series. I’m really sad about it but boy was it an epic journey and I’m so glad that I finally made the time to finish it up. I freaking loved Magic Binds, Iron & Magic, and Magic Triumphs. All books were fantastic and I looked like this a lot while reading all of these books:

Right now, I’m catching up on the Ryder serial that Ilona Andrews is writing on their blog, and loving that. I’ll start The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie next. I’m so glad to finally be reading again.

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


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What Are You Reading? (530)

Posted May 29, 2020 by Rowena in Features | 7 Comments

Casee: You guys, I’m still reading the Rossi Crime Family series by J.L. Beck and C. Hallman. I’m reading Tame Me which is book four. When I was reading book three, I promised myself I wouldn’t read any more of the series. I lied to myself. I have no idea why I’m reading the series. I would never recommend these books. It’s a conundrum.

I finished listening to Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews yesterday. I LOVE THIS SERIES. Today I decided to give Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb a try on audio. Yeah, that one is a big no from me. I didn’t like the narrator at all. So now I’m listening to Magic Breaks and I love it, love it, love it.

Holly: I have had no reading time this week. I’m still listening to Entreat Me by Grace Draven. I started Rise of the Phoenix by Mason Sabre on Tracy’s recommendation, but I’ve only read a few pages so far. Hopefully I’ll have some reading time this weekend.

Rowena: It’s been a busy week for me and I haven’t had much reading time so I’m still making my way through Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews. My focus is being split between family stuff, work stuff and trying to keep hold of my sanity through this weird-ass time that we’re living in. But so far, I’m really enjoying Magic Binds and I’m hoping that this coming week will be a lot less chaotic so that I can focus better on the story.

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


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What Are You Reading? (529)

Posted May 22, 2020 by Casee in Features | 6 Comments

Casee: I’m reading Keep Me by J.L. Beck and C. Hallman. This is the second book in The Rossi Crime Family. I don’t know why these books are so compelling to me. The heroes drive me crazy. I can’t stop. I keep asking myself why, but I have no answers.

I’m listening to Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews. This is book six in the Kate Daniels series. I adore this series on audio. I feel like the narrator really nails Kate’s attitude and emotions. I love this series!

Holly: I finished listening to The Traitor Queen by Danielle Jensen. I really enjoyed that series. She’s planning at least two more in the same world and I can’t wait to read them. I’m only sad The Traitor Queen wasn’t available in ebook format. I plan to buy it when it’s released in September. I also finished reading Alpha Night by Nalini Singh. It was good. I love Selenka’s Pack and hope we see more of them in the future. I DNF’d Oath Sworn by Kristen Banet after reading just a few pages. The writing wasn’t working for me. I’m not sure if it was me or the book. I may try again at a later date. I also read When He’s Dark by Suzanne Wright, the first book in the Olympus Pride series, an off-shoot of the Phoenix and Mercury Pack books. I liked it. I’m glad she’s writing more in that world. I started reading End Game by Hailey Edwards, but I put it aside about 25% in. I need to go back and read Rise Against. There are too many details I’m missing.

I’m currently listening to Entreat Me by Grace Draven, a Beauty and the Beast retelling. I’m loving the dynamic between the main characters. I’m looking for a good paranormal book or series. Any recommendations?

Rowena: As with a whole lot of weeks in 2020, this week was a slow reading week. I barely read this week and because of that, I barely finished Alpha Night by Nalini Singh last night but I’m now ready to jump back into Kate Daniel’s world with Magic Binds. I’ll probably start it over the weekend after I finish binging Goblin, which is a very good Korean drama.

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


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What Are You Reading? (528)

Posted May 15, 2020 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

Casee: I’m reading a pretty awful book that I can’t put down. It’s called Protect Me by J.L. Beck and C. Hallman. It’s book one in The Rossi Crime Family. This series is like a train wreck and I just can’t stop. I also have some good books in the wings that I’m really looking forward to reading.

I’m listening to Say You Want Me by Corinne Michaels. This is the second book in her Return to Me series. She is a new-to-me author and I’m really enjoying her books.

Holly: I didn’t have a lot of reading time this week. I’m still listening to The Traitor Queen by Danielle Jensen. It’s really good and I’m totally hooked, but I’ve had no time to listen to it. I really wish the ebook were available so I could read it in the evenings. Instead I’ve been reading Alpha Night by Nalini Singh. I’m almost finished with it. It’s really good. I’m not sure what I’m going to pick up next.

Rowena: Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a really good reading week for me. I finished Magic Stars (love me some Derek and Julie!) and then I jumped into my TBR Pile for this month. I read and enjoyed His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare then I jumped into Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep and really enjoyed that one. Now, I’m reading our featured review book Alpha Night by Nalini Singh and I’m not far enough into the book to know if I’m loving it or not but I’m hopeful since both Casee and Holly enjoyed it. After I finish Alpha Night, I plan on jumping back into the Kate Daniels world and reading Magic Binds. I can’t wait!

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


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