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Monthly Reads: November 2022

Posted December 5, 2022 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 4 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

Sentinel of Darkness (Darkness #7.5) by Katie Reus | 3 out of 5
Guardian of Darkness (Darkness #7) by Katie Reus | 4 out of 5
Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3)(audio)(reread) by Lisa Kleypas | 4.75 out of 5
A Very Dragon Christmas (Darkness #7.6) by Katie Reus | 4 out of 5
Darkness Rising (Darkness #8) by Katie Reus | 4.5 out of 5
Devil in Spring (The Ravenels #3)(audio) by Lisa Kleypas | 4.5 out of 5
Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire #1) by Deborah Cooke | 3 out of 5
Garrett’s Destiny (Dark Protectors #15)(reread) by Rebecca Zanetti | 4.5 out of 5
Edison (The Navesink Bank Henchmen #10) by Jessica Gadziala | 3 out of 5
Dream Chaser (Dream Team #2) by Kristen Ashley | DNF
Hello Stranger (The Ravenels #4)(audio) by Lisa Kleypas | 4.25 out of 5
Prince of Fire (4 Princes #1) by Riley Storm | DNF
Darkness Undone (Warlords of Empyrea #1) by Georgia Lyn Hunter | 3.75 out of 5

Holly

I didn’t have a lot of time to read this month.

The Last Dragon (Kings of Avalier #1) by Leia Stone | 3.5 out of 5
The House Witch (The House Witch #1) by Delemach | 3.75 out of 5
The House That Walked Between Worlds (Uncertain Sanctuary #1) by Jenny Schwartz | 3.75 out of 5
House in Hiding (Uncertain Sanctuary #2) by Jenny Schwartz | 3.5 out of 5
The House That Fought Back (Uncertain Sanctuary #3) by Jenny Schwartz | 3.75 out of 5
Any House in a Storm (Hidden Sanctuary #1) by Jenny Schwartz | 3.75 out of 5
Dance with the Devil (Mercenary Librarians #3) by Kit Rocha (audio) | 4 out of 5
Crowbones (The Others #8) by Anne Bishop (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out out of 5
Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out out of 5
Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out out of 5
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Crowbones by Anne Bishop. It wasn’t my favorite book of the series, but it was a lovely read. Creepy and entertaining. My least favorite read of the month was House in Hiding by Jenny Schwartz. I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other books in the series.

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Monthly Reads: September 2022

Posted October 3, 2022 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 9 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

Lord’s Fall (Elder Races #5)(reread) by Thea Harrison | 3.75 out of 5
The Protector (Fire’s Edge #4) by Abigail Owen | 4.25 out of 5
Archangel’s Light (Guild Hunter #14)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.25 out of 5
The Wolf (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp #2) by J.R. Ward | 3 out of 5
Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.25 out of 5
Ancient Protector (Ancients Rising) by Katie Reus | 3.75 out of 5
The Viper (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp #3) by J.R. Ward | 2.5 out of 5
Garrett’s Destiny (Dark Protectors #15) by Rebecca Zanetti | 4.5 out of 5
Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity #3)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
Ancient Enemy (Ancients Rising #2) by Katie Reus | 4.25 out of 5
Alpha Night (Psy-Changeling Trinity #4)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Ancient Enforcer (Ancients Rising #3) by Katie Reus | 4.25 out of 5
Ancient Vendetta (Ancients Rising #4) by Katie Reus | 4.25 out of 5
Last Guard (Psy-Changeling Trinity #5)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 5 out of 5

I’ve really been enjoying rereading Nalini Singh’s books on audio. I love the Psy-Changeling series!

Holly

Forever Never by Lucy Score | 3.25 out of 5
Repeat (Larsen Bros #1) by Kylie Scott (reread) (audio) | 5 out of 5
The Duchess Hunt (Once Upon a Dukedom #2) by Lorraine Heath (audio) | 4 out of 5
The Return of the Duke (Once Upon a Dukedom #3) by Lorraine Heath (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Expecting Her Ex’s Baby (Sutton Place #3) by Shannon Stacey | 3.5 out of 5
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.75 out of 5
Found by the Alien Lord (Lords of Destra #0.5) by Ella Blake | 3.25 out of 5
Lost to the Alien Lord (Lords of Destra #1) by Ella Blake | 3 out of 5
Bound to the Alien Lord (Lords of Destra #2) by Ella Blake | 3.25 out of 5
Fated to the Alien Lord (Lords of Destra #3) by Ella Blake | 3.25 out of 5
Craved by the Alien Lord (Lords of Destra #4) by Ella Blake | 3.25 out of 5
Destined for the Alien Lord (Lords of Destra #5) by Ella Blake | 3.25 out of 5
Ensnared by the Alien Lord (Lords of Destra #6) by Ella Blake | 3.25 out of 5
The Wedding (Lairds’ Fiancées #2) by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
Bombshells (Brooklyn #4) by Sarina Bowen (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Rules of Redemption (The Firebird Chronicles #1) by T.A. White (audio) | 4 out of 5
Age of Deception (The Firebird Chronicles #2) by T.A. White (audio) | 4 out of 5
Threshold of Annihilation (The Firebird Chronicles #3) by T.A. White (audio) | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Rules of Redemption by T.A. White. My least favorite was The Return of the Duke by Lorraine Heath. It wasn’t a bad book, but it didn’t come close to meeting my expectations for the last book in the series.

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Monthly Reads: August 2022

Posted September 1, 2022 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 9 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 only read 13 books in August and half of them were rereads.

The Warrior King (Inferno Rising #3) by Abigail Owen | 4.25 out of 5
Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Archangel’s Legion (Guild Hunter #6)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.25 out of 5
The Cursed King (Inferno Rising #4) by Abigail Owen | 4.5 out of 5
Archangel’s Heart (Guild Hunter #9)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 5 out of 5
Never Look Back (Redemption Hills #3) by A.L. Jackson | 4 out of 5
The Mate (Fire’s Edge #0.5) by Abigail Owen | 3.5 out of 5
The Boss (Fire’s Edge #1) by Abigail Owen | 4 out of 5
Dragon Bound (Elder Races #1)(reread) | 4.75 out of 5
The Rookie (Fire’s Edge #2) by Abigail Owen | 4 out of 5
The Enforcer (Fire’s Edge #3) by Abigail Owen | 4.25 out of 5
Archangel’s War (Guild Hunter #12)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.75 out of 5
Archangel’s Sun (Guild Hunter #13)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite book in August was The Cursed King (Inferno Rising #4) by Abigail Owen. She’s such an amazing writer. I don’t know what my favorite audiobook was because they were all so amazing.

Holly

I reread a lot of books in August.

Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score (audio) | 4 out of 5
Hunt the Stars (Starlight’s Shadow #1) by Jessie Mihalik | 3.75 out of 5
Eclipse the Moon (Starlight’s Shadow #2) by Jessie Mihalik | 3.75 out of 5
Soul Taken (Mercy Thompson #13) by Patricia Briggs | 4.25 out of 5
Scoundrel of My Heart (Once Upon a Dukedom #1) by Lorraine Heath (audio) | 4 out of 5
Dragos Takes a Holiday (Elder Races #6.5) by Thea Harrison (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Pia Saves the Day (Elder Races #6.6) by Thea Harrison (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Peanut Goes to School (Elder Races #6.7) by Thea Harrison (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Dragos Goes to Washington (Elder Races #8.5) by Thea Harrison (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Pia Does Hollywood (Elder Races #8.6) by Thea Harrison (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Liam Takes Manhattan (Elder Races #8.7) by Thea Harrison (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Dragos Meets Stinkpot (Elder Races #9.6) by Thea Harrison (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
A Questionable Client (Kate Daniels #0.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Slays (Kate Daniels #5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Tests (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
An Ill Advised Rescue (Kate Daniels #5.8) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Steals (Kate Daniels #8.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Stars (Kate Daniels #9.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Iron and Magic (Kate Daniels #9.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Blood Heir (Kate Daniels #11) (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Retribution Clause (Kate Daniels #0.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Of Swine and Roses (Kate Daniels #0) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Grace of Small Magics (Kate Daniels #0) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5

My favorite reads of the month were Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs and Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score. I didn’t really have a least favorite this month since I did so much re-reading.

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Sunday Spotlight: Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs

Posted August 21, 2022 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 7 Comments

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. 🙂

We took a break from Sunday Spotlight, but we’re bringing it back on a limited basis. I’m excited that our first SS in a while is a novel I loved from an author I adore. Soul Taken is the next installment of the Mercy Thompson series, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Sunday Spotlight: Soul Taken by Patricia BriggsSoul Taken by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #13
Also in this series: Frost Burned , Night Broken, Shifting Shadows, Blood Bound, Fire Touched, Silence Fallen , Moon Called, Blood Bound , Iron Kissed, Bone Crossed , River Marked , Frost Burned, Storm Cursed , Night Broken, Fire Touched, Storm Cursed, Smoke Bitten
Publisher: Penguin, Ace
Publication Date: August 23, 2022
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 352
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Series Rating: four-stars

Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must face her greatest fears in this chilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
The vampire Wulfe is missing. Since he’s deadly, possibly insane, and his current idea of “fun” is stalking me, some may see it as no great loss. But, warned that his disappearance might bring down the carefully constructed alliances that keep our pack safe, my mate and I must find Wulfe—and hope he’s still alive. As alive as a vampire can be, anyway.
But Wulfe isn’t the only one who has disappeared. And now there are bodies, too. Has the Harvester returned to the Tri-Cities, reaping souls with his cursed sickle? Or is he just a character from a B horror movie and our enemy is someone else?
The farther I follow Wulfe’s trail, the more twisted—and darker—the path becomes. I need to figure out what’s going on before the next body on the ground is mine.

Excerpt

1

“Mercy.”

Adam peered down at me. His feral, golden eyes held my gaze. Only a few bits of darkness lingered in the bright depths, like bitter chocolate melting in butter. Icy rain dripped from his forehead onto my face, causing me to blink.

The gold was worrisome, I thought muzzily, wiping my cheek with a clumsy hand. I should pay attention to the dangerous gold in his eyes.

“Pretty,” I said.

Someone stifled a laugh, but it wasn’t Adam. His frown deepened.

I had just been . . . well, I couldn’t remember exactly, but it had definitely not been lying on the wet ground, icy rain-or possibly very wet snow-sluicing down on my face as I stared up into Adam’s wild eyes. I reached up with a hand that didn’t want to obey and closed my fist on the collar of his shirt.

Though my brain still wasn’t tracking quite right, it didn’t take much thought to make a connection between the splendid headache that seemed to be centered around my temple and my position on the ground. Something must have hit me hard. I figured I’d be-cold water dripped on my cheek-right as rain in just a minute, but judging by Adam’s expression, it might not be soon enough to prevent an explosion.

That could be bad. Worse than if Adam merely lost out to his wolf. His usual wolf. The flash memory of the twisted version of a David Cronenberg-inspired movie werewolf worrying at my throat with huge, already bloodstained teeth served to wake me more effectively than the cold water splashing my face from the skies above us had.

I sucked in a breath with a sudden surge of adrenaline that seemed to extinguish the last few dark bits of humanity in Adam’s eyes even as it left me thinking more clearly. Neither he nor I knew if the vicious monster the witch Elizaveta had cursed him to become when she died was gone or merely biding its time.

Adam had warned the pack about the possibility that he could turn into something more dangerous, a monster that he couldn’t always control. But in true werewolf fashion, they seemed to look upon it as a new superpower Adam had achieved rather than the terrifying threat it was. They hadn’t witnessed it firsthand.

After the full moon had come and only Adam’s usual wolf form had answered that call, Adam had been relieved. His temper, already easily roused, had continued to be on an even-shorter-than-usual fuse, but I thought that could be attributed to the unusual strain of the past few months. And yet . . .

I examined my mate’s face for a hint of the monster and saw . . . Adam. He carried the experiences of this past year, and despite the werewolf-bestowed youth, his eyes looked older. There was a tightness to his features due to the bite of Elizaveta’s curse and the various horrors of the past few months. He still had the confident air that was so much a part of him, but now it looked as though it was riding a war-weary soldier.

I tugged a little harder on the collar of his shirt.

He blinked and a ring of darkness solidified around the outside of his irises. Reassured, I tugged hard enough to choke him, ignoring the soreness this spawned in the newly healed muscle of my right arm where an assassin had shot me shortly before Adam’s monster had eaten her.

I couldn’t have pulled Adam down to me if he hadn’t wanted to come. He was a werewolf and I wasn’t. I could have levered myself to him, but I didn’t have to make the effort. He bent down and brushed my lips lightly, with a wry tilt of one eyebrow that told me he knew what I was up to but he was willing to play my game.

He sat all the way down on the ground, ignoring the slushy mud, and hauled me into his lap. It was like sitting on a furnace. My whole body softened into him, into his warmth and the rich smell of home. For a half second there was another scent, a more rank scent-or maybe that was just my imagination, because when I inhaled again, I smelled only Adam.

I leaned my head into his shoulder, which was as hard as stone. That wasn’t just because he was tense with anger; he was just in that kind of shape. What little softness there had been was worn away, leaving only muscle and bone behind. There was no give to him, but if I’d wanted soft, I would have had to look for someone who wasn’t the Alpha of a werewolf pack. Someone who wasn’t Adam.

When my temple touched his collarbone, I hissed, and he went rigid. I’d almost forgotten. This had all begun when something had hit me in the temple and dropped me.

“Was it Bonarata?” I asked. That didn’t seem right. The Lord of Night, vampire ruler of all he could survey, was in Italy. But we’d killed all the witches, hadn’t we? Even Elizaveta was dead. And the fae-ish smoke dragon was gone to wherever fae-ish smoke dragons go.

There were a few more smothered laughs. If there were enemies around, there wouldn’t have been people laughing-and Adam wouldn’t have sat down on the ground.

Someone said, in a whisper that was not quite quiet enough, “Dang, she’s going to have another black eye.” Honey, I thought. She usually had better sense.

Adam tightened his arms and growled, a sound that no completely human throat could have made. He was very and continually unhappy about the damage I took as his mate-a position more usually filled by a human, who would have been kept out of events whenever possible, or a werewolf, who could hold her own. I wasn’t either of those things; I was a coyote shapeshifter, a member of the pack in my own right, with all the privileges and the duties that entailed. I didn’t let them-or Adam-coddle me. It wouldn’t have been good for any of us, no matter how hard it was on him.

“Hey, boss,” said Warren’s casual voice, the one he used when he thought he wasn’t talking to a rational being.

I glanced over to see that the tall, lanky cowboy had taken a deliberately relaxed stance about ten feet away. It would have been more convincing if his eyes hadn’t been showing a hint of gold. A couple of yards behind him, the pack hovered in a mud-spattered, silent aggregate.

Adam looked, too.

Under the impact of Adam’s attention, the pack backed away. Warren turned his head so he wasn’t even looking in our direction.

But his voice was still calm and steady as he continued, “You sure you should be moving her around? Mary Jo should maybe see if she has a concussion.”

Mary Jo was a firefighter, and she had EMT training.

Again, Adam didn’t answer, and the tension grew. Which was exactly the opposite effect our outing to the pumpkin patch was supposed to engender.

Our pack, the Columbia Basin Pack, was unaffiliated with any other werewolves, the only one on the North or South American continent that did not belong to Bran Cornick, the Marrok. His goal was the survival of the werewolves, and he was ruthless in that pursuit-which was why weÕd ended up on our own.

A wise pack, bereft of the Marrok’s protection, needed to keep its collective head down if it wanted to survive. Unfortunately, that wasn’t an option for us.

It wouldn’t be vanity to say there wasn’t another pack as well-known as ours anywhere, at least in the eyes of the mundane world. Adam, our Alpha, my mate, was recognizable on any street corner in the US. That had begun as an accident of his contacts in the military, his willingness to talk to news agencies, and the good looks that had been the bane of his life long before he’d become a werewolf.

But it was my fault that the whole pack suffered along with him.

A few years ago, the worst thing most of the people (and other sentient beings) living in the Tri-Cities of Washington State had to worry about on an epic scale was the possibility of one of the Hanford nuclear waste tanks-filled with the caustic sludge by-products of the early, experimental years of nuclear science-leaking its goop into the Columbia River. Or possibly exploding.

There were nearly two hundred of the aging tanks, some holding as much as a million gallons. Each tank contained a unique mix of very bad radioactive soup, and worse, due to the secretive nature of nuclear weapons development, no one really knew exactly what was in any of them.

There really were scarier things than monsters.

Anyway.

The Tri-Cities, in addition to being right next to a Superfund cleanup site, were about an hour’s drive from the Ronald Wilson Reagan Fae Reservation, which the fae had turned into their own seat of power in their (mostly) cold war with the US government.

Because it suited them and because I claimed the Tri-Cities to be under our pack’s protection (it was a stupid heat-of-the-moment thing), the fae let it be known that they acknowledged and respected the Columbia Basin Pack’s right to protect our territory and the people, mundane and supernatural alike, who lived within it. We had signed a bargain with them that we would do that-and, more significantly, they would not harm anyone under our protection.

We hadn’t had a choice, and neither, I am pretty sure, had they. But bargains with the fae, even when both parties entered into the agreement with the best of intentions, tended to end badly, which was why the Marrok had cut us loose.

No one wanted a war between the fae and the werewolves. If our pack stood alone, whatever happened between us and the fae-or the vampires, other werewolf packs, ancient gods, or demons-werewolfkind would not be forced into that conflict. Our pack’s demise would not start a war between the supernatural world and the human, so long as we stood alone.

Or so everyone hoped.

The bargain with the fae made the Tri-Cities a neutral zone where humans could rub shoulder to shoulder with the magical world because they were protected. We had suddenly become a point of interest in national, international, and supernatural politics-and there were consequences.

Weaker supernatural beings flocked to a place of (perceived) safety, causing, among other things, a housing shortage. Hotels were booked solid and the Airbnb market went through the roof, because there was now a “safe” place to go see fae mingling with regular folks.

More quietly, predators came here, too, creatures who did not think they had to worry about a mere pack of werewolves interfering in their plundering of the rich hunting ground the Tri-Cities had become. We’d killed two of those predators in the past week alone.

Our pack was fierce. Adam was awe-inspiringly awesome. We had support from the fae-though admittedly that was nearly as dangerous as it was useful. The local vampire seethe helped us for their own reasons. Our pack, all twenty-six of us, bore the brunt of protecting our territory, and because we were not affiliated with the Marrok, we weren’t going to get any more wolves very easily.

Adam had responded to the situation by turning us into a finely tuned fighting unit. Some of that meant training in fighting techniques. Some of it meant becoming a more tightly knit pack.

Which was why Adam had rented a giant pumpkin patch and corn maze on a Tuesday night in October so that our pack could play together.

Who knew that a pumpkin patch could be dangerous?

From SOUL TAKEN published by arrangement with Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright 2022 by Patricia Briggs.

Mercy Thompson

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About Patricia Briggs

Patricia is the #1 New York Times best selling author of the Mercy Thompson series and has written twenty four novels to date; she is currently writing novel number twenty five. She has short stories in several anthologies, as well as a series of comic books and graphic novels based on her Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series. Patty began her career writing traditional high fantasy novels in 1993, and shifted gears in 2006 to write urban fantasy. Moon Called was the first of her signature series about Mercy; the non-stop adventure left readers wanting more and word of this exciting new urban fantasy series about a shape-shifting mechanic spread quickly. The series has continued to grow in popularity with the release of each book. Patty also writes the Alpha and Omega series, which are set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson novels; what began as a novella expanded into a full new series, all of which debuted on the NY Times bestsellers list as well.


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Monthly Reads: July 2022

Posted August 4, 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

July was a great month for me! I read 17 books.

Free (Chaos #6) by Kristen Ashley | 3.75 out of 5
Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling #21, Psy-Changeling Trinity #6) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Burning Ash (Forgotten Brotherhood #3) by N.J. Walters | 4 out of 5
Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling #3)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.75 out of 5
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
Bjorn Cursed (Forgotten Brotherhood #4) by N.J. Walters | 3.75 out of 5
Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling #5)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling #10)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
The Jackal (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp #1) by J.R. Ward | 3.75 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 | 4.5 out of 5
The Rogue King (Inferno Rising #1) by Abigail Owen | 4.25 out of 5
The Blood King (Inferno Rising #2) by Abigail Owen | 3.75 out of 5
Angels’ Blood (Guild Hunter #1)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 5 out of 5
Rough Ride (Chaos #4.5) by Kristen Ashley | 3 out of 5
Archangel’s Kiss (Guild Hunter #2)(reread)(audio) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite book of the month was The Rogue King by Abigail Owen. She is a new-to-me author & I am enjoying the dragon world immensely. My least favorite book was Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley. It was a novella, but it still didn’t pack the same punch as a full-length novel.

Holly

July was a strange month for me. I started strong, but then we traveled a lot and my reading fell off as the month went on.

No More Secrets (Blue Moon #1) by Lucy Score | 4 out of 5
Fall into Temptation (Blue Moon #2) by Lucy Score | 4 out of 5
The Last Second Chance (Blue Moon #3) by Lucy Score | 3.75 out of 5
Her Hometown Man (Sutton’s Place #1) by Shannon Stacey | 3.75 out of 5
An Unexpected Cowboy (Sutton’s Place #2) by Shannon Stacey | 3.5 out of 5
Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout #1) by Lucy Score (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Beyond Innocence (Beyond Duet #1) by Emma Holly | 3.25 out of 5
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews (reread) (audio) | 4 out of 5
Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews (reread) (audio) | 4 out of 5
Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Curran POV (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling #12) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels #3) by Loretta Chase (reread) | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was No More Secrets by Lucy Score. My least favorite was Beyond Innocence by Emma Holly. I liked the book, but a lot of it was problematic.

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Monthly Reads: July 2022

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