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What Are You Reading? (671)

Posted April 12, 2024 by Casee in Features | 1 Comment

Casee

I’ve been reading the Eternal Mates series by a new-to-me author, Felicity Heaton. I just finished Taken by a Dragon (Eternal Mates #7) and am going to start Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates #8). I also have the two new Nalini Singh books, but I don’t want to read them because I don’t want to be done with them and have to wait another year.

I’ve been rereading the Dark in You series by Suzanne Wright on audio. I really love this series. This is the third time I’ve reread it. I’m currently listening to Omens (Dark in You #6) and it’s one of my favorites of the series.

Holly

I’ve mostly been re-reading this month.

Kristen Ashley Re-reads: The Gamble, Sweet Dreams, Games of the Heart, Own the Wind, Ride Steady, Play it Safe, The Will, Soaring, The Time in Between.

Ilona Andrews: One Fell Sweep. Graphic Audios: Sweep of the Blade, Sweep with Me, Sweep of the Heart. Magic Bleeds, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes.

Suzanne Wright: Burn, Blaze, Ashes, Embers, Hunted.

The only new-to-me book I’ve read so far in April is Bait N Witch by Abigail Owen.

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


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What Are You Reading? (670)

Posted March 22, 2024 by Casee in Features | 2 Comments

Casee

I’ve been sick for the last two weeks and haven’t had the energy to read. I’m currently trying to get through Legacy of Temptation (Demonica Birthright #1) by Larissa Ione. I think I’ve been reading it for a week and I’m only halfway through. I’m also listening to Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh.

Holly

Nothing has appealed to me lately. I’m a mood reader who doesn’t know what mood she’s in. It’s frustrating.

I read Forgotten Queen (Forsaken Mate #2) by Vasilia Drake, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book in the series. I ended up DNFing the third book, Fatal Goddess, because the characters were immature and annoying (you’d think they’d have gotten better over the course of the series, but the opposite was true). I read A Court This Cruel & Lovely (Kingdom of Lies, #1) by Stacia Stark, which was intriguing, but then I wasn’t in the mood for the second book, so I set it aside in favor of re-reading Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs so I could refresh my memory before I read the ARC I received of Winter Lost. But then I wasn’t in the mood for it after I finished. I read and enjoyed When He Dares (Olympus Pride #6) by Suzanne Wright, though it isn’t my favorite of the series. I ended up re-reading some of the other Olympus Pride books, then The Dark In You series.

I read Green Gryphon (Mackenzie Green, #1) by J.S. Kennedy, which I enjoyed, but I wasn’t in the mood for the second book, Green Mage, so I set it aside. I’ve started a number of book since then, but nothing has held my interest. I have no idea what to try next.

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


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Monthly Reads: February 2024

Posted March 7, 2024 by Casee in Features | 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

I didn’t read much in February. Most were rereads on audio. I only had one non-reread.

Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates #1) by Felicity Heaton | 3 out of 5
Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling #9)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.25 out of 5
Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling #10)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.75 out of 5
Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling #11)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4 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 | 4.75 out of 5

Holly

February was a strange month for me. I didn’t have much time to read until I spent a long weekend away with my family. Then I binge-read 5 books. I love weekends like that.

The Hook Up (Game On #1) by Kristen Callihan (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
A Heart of Blood and Ashes (A Gathering of Dragons #1) by Milla Vane (reread) | 4 out of 5
The Nightmare in Him (Devil’s Cradle #2) by Suzanne Wright (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Mother Faker (The Momcoms #1) by Brittanee Nicole | 3.5 out of 5
Speak of the Demon (Deals with Demons #2) by Stacia Stark (audio) | 4 out of 5
Dance with the Demon (Deals with Demons #2) by Stacia Stark (audio) | 4 out of 5
Inner Demons (Deals with Demons #3) by Stacia Stark (audio) | 4 out of 5
Luck of the Demon (Deals with Demons #4) by Stacia Stark (audio) | 4 out of 5
Demons Advocate (Deals with Demons #5) by Stacia Stark (audio) | 4 out of 5
The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern and William Goldman (reread) | 5 out of 5
The House Witch 2 (The house Witch #2) by Delemhach (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
The House Witch 3 (The house Witch #3) by Delemhach (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Stay (WAGs #2) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Our Secret Song (For Love and Rock #1) by Emily Childs (reread) | 4 out of 5
Forsaken Mate (Shifted Fates #1) by Vasilisa Drake | 3.25 out of 5
Forgotten Queen (Shifted Fates #2) by Vasilisa Drake | 2.75 out of 5
Fatal Goddess (Shifted Fates #3) by Vasilisa Drake | DNF/1.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was the Deals with Demons series. I’m not sure which book was my favorite, but the series as a whole was really well done and kept me glued to the pages. My least favorite read was Fatal Goddess by Vasilisa Drake. I ended up DNF’ing it 59% through because the characters were all TSTL.

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Books to Binge On: March 2024

Posted March 6, 2024 by Casee in Features | 1 Comment

Books to Binge On

Our Books to Binge On feature is pretty simple in its purpose. Every month, we put together a monthly new releases list of books that we’re all looking forward to. These are the books that we can’t wait to read and want everyone to add to their monthly binge-reading lists. Here are the books that we plan to binge on in March of 2024.


Storms and Secrets (Haven Brothers #2) by Claire Kingsley

He’s always loved her. Now he’ll fight to save her.
Zachary Haven is living a lie.

He’s stuck in a rut, pretending to hate the woman he’s always loved. He didn’t mean for things to turn out that way. But sometimes life gets out of control, especially when you’re young and stupid.

Not that he ever had a chance with her. She’s gorgeous and smart, talented and kind. And Zachary? He can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble.

Marigold Martin just met the man of her dreams.

Blowing into her life like a storm, he sweeps her off her feet. She can’t help but wonder if he’s the one. He’s a dream in a bespoke suit—and he says he wants her heart.

But nothing is as it seems.

A brush with death wakes Zachary up to the reality of his life. And his feelings for Marigold. He’s determined to make her his—convince her they were always meant to be.

But secrets run deep, and Zachary fears the man who’s after Marigold could be more than a romantic rival.

He could be the devil himself.

And Zachary might be too late to save her.

Casee: I love a good Claire Kingsley.


When He Dares (Olympus Pride #6) by Suzanne Wright

Get painfully rejected by true mate. Check.
Join a website for shifters seeking an arranged mating. Check.
Schedule a meeting with a prospective match. Check.

Quinley Bevan doesn’t expect to get smacked in the face by intense sexual chemistry during the meeting, but Isaiah Hale—dark, masculine, rugged—sets off all her hormonal fireworks. More, as a dominant shifter, the enforcer pulls at her submissive nature and calls to her inner cat. Both his power and stabilizing strength are plain drugging.

Their agreement is pretty standard: If they don’t imprint on each other within two years, they’ll dissolve the mating. But with his cat holding back, danger lurking around corners, and her true mate making a reappearance, things might be more complicated than they bargained for.

When he first joined Find Your Match . com, Isaiah wasn’t confident he’d be paired with someone who truly fit him. But he feels a kinship with Quinley. The healer stirs up his protective instincts and ticks his every box. He always envisioned that he’d mate a fellow dominant, but this submissive healer pulls him in like no other.
Still, he doesn’t expect to feel possessive of her so fast—she’s a relative stranger. But as soon as he puts the claiming brand on her neck, everything in him screams Mine.

His cat, though, doesn’t view her as its mate. The animal is still angry at being unable to have the female it was predestined to claim. But when Quinley’s own fated mate comes sniffing around and she becomes a target of their enemies, the cat is finally in agreement with Isaiah on one vital thing: Quinley belongs to them now, and they’ll never let her go.

Casee: I’m really excited about the arranged mating trope.

Holly:


The Witch Queen of Halloween (Immortals After Dark #18.5) by Kresley Cole

A demon soldier of fortune . . .
Rök Kours dives into a dangerous job, only to cross swords with the one woman who bewitched him.

A Wiccan mercenary . . .
Poppy Dyer has never let her uncontrollable magic interfere with her work, but she can barely withstand one demon’s charms.

Trapped in a terrifying lair.
If the two rivals can defeat Halloween’s worst nightmares to escape a haunted castle, can they overcome their pasts to claim a future together?

Casee: A little disappointed that this is a novella.


An Accident Waiting to Dragon (Brimstone Inc. #6) by Abigail Owen

It’s not the heat…it’s the pixie dust.

The day her brother died, Gwendolyn Moonsoar fled from her veil of pixies. Grief drove her away, but a broken heart made her stay gone for good. Lucky for Gwen, Brimstone Inc. was there to break her fall. Now, as a special courier transporting the most valuable and dangerous items of the supernatural world, Gwen is good at her job. Damn good. After all, disappearing is her specialty.

Dragon shifter Asher Kato will always be haunted by his best friend Goran’s death. Although a promise he made gave him no choice, Asher will never forgive himself for the role he played…or the fallout it caused with Goran’s younger sister, Gwen. Burying himself in his role as second-in-command of the blue dragons is his only escape. Unfortunately, the peace they fought so hard for isn’t meant for a warrior like him. So, when a courier transporting a rare basilisk egg goes missing, Asher volunteers to track her down.

Except Asher’s mission leads him straight into the arms of the one pixie who would rather vanish forever than spend a single second with him…

Casee: I don’t know how I missed this series. I’m really looking forward to giving it a try.

What books are you looking forward to reading this month? Share in the comments!


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What Are You Reading? (668)

Posted February 9, 2024 by Casee in Features | 3 Comments

Casee

I’ve tried to read a few books this week, but nothing has really held my attention. I started A Promise of Ashes (The Thornheart Trials #5) by Sherilee Gray, but it didn’t really hold my attention. I started The Wicked in Me (Devil’s Cradle #1) by Suzanne Wright. It is really interesting so I think I’m going to stick with it.

I’m still reread the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh. I’m currently listening to Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling #10). I love Hawke and Sienna.

Holly

I reread Good Boy and Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, then started listening to The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern/William Goldman, one of my forever favorites.

I started The Devil in Him (Devil’s Cradle #3) by Suzanne Wright and I plan to listen to The House Witch 3 next.

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


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