I’m on an urban fantasy/dragon shifter kick. I’m reading Ancient Retribution (Ancients Rising #5) by Katie Reus. She’s a new-to-me author whom I’ve really enjoyed.
I’ve been rereading the Psy-Changeling Trinity by Nalini Singh. I’m listening to Storm Echo right now.
I finished the Lords of Destra series by Ella Blake; Craved by the Alien Lord, Destined for the Alien Lord and Ensnared by the Alien Lord. I didn’t love how quickly things were wrapped up in the last book, but overall I enjoyed the series. It was light and fast. I read Sweep of the Heart by Ilona Andrews as a serial on their website, now I’m just waiting for the final version to be released.
I listened to The Return of the Duke by Lorraine Heath, the third and final book in the Once Upon a Dukedom series (though I believe a spin-off is planned). I always enjoy Heath’s writing, but this was my least favorite book in the series. I didn’t love the premise or the way things wrapped up in the end. I also listened to The Wedding by Julie Garwood, a personal favorite.
I am currently reading/listening to the Firebird Chronicles by T.A. White at the recommendation of Tracy. I purchased the ebooks with the audio add-on so I can switch between reading and listening. I finished Rules of Redemption and Age of Deception. I’m about 1/4 of the way into Threshold of Annihilation now. I’m enjoying it.
I’m reading Kate Canterbary’s latest, IN A JAM: a woman inherits a farm in Rhode Island but has to marry within a year to keep it. She reconnects with the owner of the neighboring farm, a man she knew when they were both in high school. I’m about 25% in and am enjoying it very much.
Over the past two weeks ~
— Alpha (Ghost Mountain Wolf Shifters Book 1) by Audrey Faye was an enjoyable read; I’d happily read on if my library carried this paranormal series.
— enjoyed the contemporary male/male romance, The Caretaker (The Sin Bin Book 2) by Dahlia Donovan.
— two science fiction romance books by Michelle Diener which I enjoyed — Breakaway (Verdant String Book 1) and Interference & Insurgency (Verdant String). The last is a collection of two novellas. (Admittedly, my favorite book by the author remains Dark Horse.)
— I learned that a new book in a favorite series had been released. I promptly bought and read Murder in All Fury: A Doyle & Acton Mystery by Anne Cleeland. It was fun revisiting these characters, but I don’t even try to solve the mystery.
— The Evasion-English Dictionary: Expanded Edition by Maggie Balistreri, a short non-fiction book on language usage. A review I read mentioned a similarity to Ambrose Bierce, so I was expecting some humor/wit. I was rather disappointed.
— a science fiction romance which I enjoyed ~ Trailblazer (Verdant String Book 3) by Michelle Diener.
— several romances by Kathryn Moon featuring reverse harems (where it is a woman who has multiple partners).
**Lola & the Millionaires: Part One and Part Two. These have a contemporary setting.
**Good Deeds which is a science fiction romance. All three were enjoyable.
— The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady (The King Henry Tapes Book 1) by Richard Raley; I quite enjoyed this urban fantasy and may actually (gasp!) spend money to read on. The title is very apt as there is a lot of foul language. It’s written in an intriguing/interwoven way that covers three times in the lead character’s life (teen years as a student at a school of magic; working in his twenties; later as the parent of a teen).