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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: 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: February 2022

Posted March 3, 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 SIXTEEN books last month. 1-6. Sixteen. That is circa 2005 shit for me. I just couldn’t stop reading Claire Kinglsey.

Broken Miles (Miles Family #1) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Forbidden Miles (Miles Family #2) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Ransom (reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 4 out of 5
Reckless Miles (Miles Family #3) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Hidden Miles (Miles Family #4) by Claire Kingsley | 4.25 out of 5
Remembering Ivy by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Dream Man (reread) by Linda Howard | 2 out of 5
Always Have (Always #1) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Always Will (Always #2) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Always Ever After (Always #2.5) by Claire Kingsley | 3 out of 5
Whiskey Chaser (Bootleg Springs #1) by Lucy Score | 4 out of 5
Sidecar Crush (Bootleg Springs #2) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Moonshine Kiss (Bootleg Springs #3) by Lucy Score | 4 out of 5
Bourbon Bliss (Bootleg Springs #4) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
The Prize (reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Gin Fling (Bootleg Springs #5) by Lucy Score | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite book of the month was Reckless Miles by Claire Kingsley. The hero is yummy. My least favorite book was my reread of Dream Man by Linda Howard. Goddess, that book is horrible.

Holly

For the second month in a row, Casee read more books than I did. I’m pretty sure this hasn’t happened in the history of our 20(ish) year friendship. Congrats to her, but I need my reading mojo back! I finished 10 books and DNF’d 3. Sigh.

Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance #1) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 4 out of 5
The Purveli (Aldebarian Alliance #3) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
The Rogue King (Inferno Rising #1) by Abigail Owen | 3.75 out of 5
The Blood King (Inferno Rising #2) by Abigail Owen | 3.5 out of 5
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson | DNF
Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 2.5 out of 5
The Golden Dynasty (Fantasyland #2) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Fantastical (Fantasyland #3) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Broken Dove (Fantasyland #4) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
The Wolf’s Witch (The Witch’s Pack #1) by Rachel Medhurst | DNF
A Grave Spell by Jenna Collett | DNF

My favorite read of the month was The Segonian by Dianne Duvall, a new-to-me author this month. I loved the story and both main characters. My least favorite read of the month was A Grave Spell by Jenna Collett, which I DNF’d about halfway through. I’ve enjoyed novels by this author in the past, but the main character was very annoying and I wasn’t at all invested in the story.

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Monthly Reads: January 2022

Posted February 2, 2022 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

For the first time in the history of Book Binge, I read more books than Holly. I read 13 books last month.

Honor’s Splendour (reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Saving Grace (reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Darkest Heart (Dominion #1) by Juliette Cross | 4 out of 5
Getting Real (Getting Some #1)(audio) by Emma Chase | 4 out of 5
Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #1) by Maya Banks | 4.5 out of 5
Never Ever (Perdition MC #1) by Isabel Wroth | 2.5 out of 5
Emerald Blaze (Hidden Legacy #5)(audio) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
Protecting You (Bailey Brothers #1) by Claire Kingsley | 3.5 out of 5
Fighting for Us (Bailey Brothers #2) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Unraveling Him (Bailey Brothers #3) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Rushing In (Bailey Brothers #4) by Claire Kingsley | 4.25 out of 5
After the Night (reread) by Linda Howard | 3 out of 5
Chasing Her Fire (Bailey Brothers #5) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5

I loved all the books I read in January except one. Never Ever by Isabel Wroth was not my cuppa. The editing was atrocious and kept pulling me out of the story. It was maddening. The book that most surprised me was After the Night by Linda Howard. Honestly, how could I ever have loved that book? Gray is a total ass. A loveable ass, but an ass just the same.

Holly

I only managed to read 7 books in January. Things have been crazy and I haven’t had a lot of time. Fingers crossed that February is a better reading month for me.

A Farewell to Charms (Mystic Bayou #6) by Molly Harper (audio) | 2 out of 5
Bombshell (Hell’s Belles #1) by Sarah MacLean (audio/read) | 3.5 out of 5
Magic Forged (Hall of Blood and Mercy #1) by K.M. Shea (audio/read) | 3.5 out of 5
Magic Redeemed (Hall of Blood and Mercy #2) by K.M. Shea (audio/read) | 3.5 out of 5
Magic Unleashed (Hall of Blood and Mercy #3) by K.M. Shea (audio/read) | 3.75 out of 5
Hunted (Pack of Dawn and Destiny #1) by K.M. Shea | 3.75 out of 5
United (Pack of Dawn and Destiny #1) by K.M. Shea | 3.75 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Magic Unleashed by K.M. Shea. My least favorite was A Farewell to Charms by Molly Harper. I really wanted more from that story.

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Sunday Spotlight: Savage Road by Christine Feehan

Posted January 30, 2022 by Casee in Giveaways, Reviews | 1 Comment

Sunday Spotlight is a feature we began in 2016. This year we’re spotlighting our favorite books, old and new. We’ll be raving about the books we love and being total fangirls. You’ve been warned. 🙂

Sunday Spotlight: Savage Road by Christine FeehanSavage Road by Christine Feehan
Narrator: Ryan West
Series: Torpedo Ink #7
Also in this series: Judgment Road , Judgment Road, Vengeance Road, Vendetta Road, Desolation Road, Reckless Road, Annihilation Road
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: January 25, 2022
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Pages: 525
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Series Rating: three-stars

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan explores uncharted territory in the new Torpedo Ink Motorcycle Club novel.
When Savin “Savage” Pajari and Seychelle Dubois first met, their connection was instant, their attraction undeniable. Their relationship has been full throttle since day one. Even though months have passed, the passion and love between them has only increased.
Savage completely owns what he is: a sadist in the bedroom who can only get off on his partner’s pain. He believes he’s not a good man, but he loves Seychelle with a fierceness that shocks him. He wants all of her, but only if she gives herself freely with eyes wide open.
Seychelle never imagined the lure of mixing pain with pleasure, or how much she’d crave Savage’s darkness. She’s been shaken to her core, but Seychelle is committed to Savage and their life together—even though he’s keeping a piece of himself back. And to truly make their relationship work, he has to give her everything that he is, just as she is doing for him.
Savage knows that what he really needs could break his woman if she isn’t ready. She agreed to come into his world, and he’s not about to give her up. He has to find a way to let her see the monster inside without pushing her away. But the real Savage might be more than Seychelle can bear...and he knows he wouldn’t survive losing her.

Excerpt

His lips moved from her ear to her cheek, soft, sipping at her tears in that way that stole her heart, even as she wanted to shove him away from her. He had her body tipped back so she was nearly off balance and couldn’t move.

“All right, baby, stop. Don’t cry anymore.”

“You don’t understand, Savage. You said we’d find ways to compromise, but you don’t think in
terms of compromising. It’s going to be your way.”

“I told you that. From the very beginning, I was honest with you that some things had to be my way.”

“Not this. This is an emotional need, Savage. My emotional need. There’s a big difference. You promised to see to my emotional needs, remember? Isn’t that part of our relationship? Our agreement. We talked right from the beginning, and you said you would make me happy.

There is no way for me to be happy if you insist on ignoring my emotional needs.”

His thumb rubbed back and forth along her cheek in a soothing caress. She wasn’t certain who he was trying to soothe . . . her—or him. There was nothing to say. There wasn’t going to be a marriage though. She might live with him, but she wouldn’t let him put a ring on her finger.

“We’ll figure it out.” His hands went to her waist, and he helped her straighten slowly even as he slid the whip from around her. “We’ll work it out.”

She took a step away from him. “That’s what you said a few days ago, when this kind of thing came up. We didn’t work it out though, did we? We had sex, and the sex was great, but we didn’t talk about what was wrong. We didn’t resolve it.”

“Seychelle. I can’t talk about club business, no matter how much I might want to.”

“But then, you don’t really want to, do you, Savage?” she challenged.

“Damn it, Seychelle, why are you making this so fucking difficult?”

“You’re right, Savage. I am being difficult. I shouldn’t want you to care how I feel, and I sure shouldn’t care that someone wants you dead.”

“That’s a bullshit thing to say.”

“It seems that everything I say is bullshit. I’m not certain what you want me to say. I don’t want to fight. Keep your secrets, Savage. Tell them to your brothers and sisters and leave me out. I’m getting used to it. I really am. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.”

“Damn it, baby. We’ll find our way. Just give us some time.”

She didn’t look at him, just shrugged her shoulders and took another step toward the house and escape, because they weren’t going to really work it out. They’d have sex, and it would be great sex. It always was. It wouldn’t solve their problems though. She would feel alone more and more. She would want to discuss her business with him less and less, and there would be more resentment toward his club and the members, even though the problems she had with Savage weren’t their fault.

She glanced down at her beautiful engagement ring. The last thing they needed to do was get
married. Living together was one thing, but she refused to take a vow that wouldn’t mean anything in the long run.

“Seychelle. I can read you like a fuckin’ book.”

“You’re always so sure of yourself, Savage.”

“Because you don’t know how to guard your expression. You just looked down at your engagement ring and I never saw anyone look so fucking sad. We are going to get married.”

“I’m rethinking, just like you had to rethink things. Nothing is going to change for you, other than you’ll have everything you want. I need a full partner, Savage. I thought we’d have that. I have to rethink whether or not I can manage to be in a relationship or how far I can honestly go into this without getting all my emotional needs met. Eventually, how will that affect us, I don’t know, because I know it will affect me.”

“Damn it, Seychelle, it isn’t going to affect us, because we’re working it out. This is the first bump. We don’t run from it. That’s what we don’t do. We figure it out.”

From SAVAGE ROAD published by arrangement with Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House
LLC. Copyright © 2022 by Christine Feehan.

Torpedo Ink

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About Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan Author

I live on the beautiful Northern California coast and draw much inspiration from the beauty around me. I've always been a writer, for as long as I remember. My sisters were forced to read all of my books from the time I could write a story on paper.

I love family. I love my brothers and sisters, my children, my grandchildren and my great grandchildren. My home was always full of kids and children give me so much joy.

I also love my "sisters of the heart", those friends who have supported me through my life, laughed with me, cried with me and loved me regardless of how crazy my life got. I am a strong supporter of women helping each other which is why I became a third degree black belt and taught self-defense to women who'd been abused.

I love people and dogs, good books and great coffee and I'm lucky to know just how blessed I am.


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