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Monthly Reads: October 2022

Posted November 1, 2022 by Casee in Features | 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

I read lots of book in October.

Ancient Retribution (Ancients Rising #5) by Katie Reus | 4 out of 5
Ancient Desire (Forgotten Brotherhood #5) by NJ Walters | 3.75 out of 5
Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling Trinity #6; Psy-Changeling #21) by Nalini Singh | 4.75 out of 5
Darkness Awakened (Darkness #1) by Katie Reus | 3.5 out of 5
Archangel’s Resurrection (Guild Hunter #15) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
Darkon’s Promise (Blood of the Drakon #1) by NJ Walters | 3 out of 5
Drakon’s Prey (Blood of the Drakon #2) by NJ Walters | 3 out of 5
Saving Grace (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Taste of Darkness (Darkness #2) by Katie Reus | 4.25 out of 5
The Secret (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Beyond the Darkness (Darkness #4) by Katie Reus | 4 out of 5
The Bride (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 4.5 out of 5
Hunted by Darkness (Darkness #4) by Katie Reus | 4.5 out of 5
Into the Darkness (Darkness #5) by Katie Reus | 4 out of 5
The Wedding (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Saved by Darkness (Darkness #6) by Katie Reus | 4.5 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5

My absolute favorite book of the month was Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling Trinity #6; Psy-Changeling #21) by Nalini Singh. My least favorite book(s) were the Blood of the Drakon books by NJ Walters. In most of the books, the characters fall in love in less than 24 hours. I really had a hard time with that.

Holly

It took me a long time to read the Touchstone series, so I didn’t read as many books this month as I would have liked to.

Not Part of the Plan (Blue Moon #4) by Lucy Score (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Radiant Darkness (Darkstar Mercenaries #7) by Anna Carven | 3.5 out of 5
Stray (Touchstone, #1) by Andrea K. Höst (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Lab Rat One (Touchstone, #2) by Andrea K. Höst | 3.75 out of 5
Caszandra (Touchstone, #3) by Andrea K. Höst | 3.5 out of 5
Her Baseborn Bridegroom (Vawdrey Brothers #1) by Alice Coldbreath | 3.75 out of 5
Anna’s Bounty (Earth’s Bounty #1) by Deysi O’Donal | DNF
Phoenix’s Touch by Tai James | 3.25 out of 5
Claimed by the Lion (Fated by Starlight #1) by January Bell | DNF
Facets of Revolution (The Firebird Chronicles #4) by T.A. White | 4 out of 5
The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Repeat (Larsen Bros #1) by Kylie Scott (reread) (audio) | 4.5 out of 5
Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Relentless (Federation Chronicles #2) by Lauren Dane (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Insatiable (Federation Chronicles #3) by Lauren Dane (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood (reread) (audio) | 4.5 out of 5
The Secret (Highlands’ Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood (reread) (audio) | 5 out of 5
Ransom (Highlands’ Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood (reread) (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (reread) (audio) | 5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Facets of Revolution by T.A. White. My least favorite was Anna’s Bounty by Deysi O’Donal, which I DNF’d 50% in.

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Monthly Reads: October 2022

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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: September 2022

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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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Monthly Reads: August 2022

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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: June 2022

Posted July 19, 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

Wild Man (Dream Man #2) by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady (Crown Spies #1)(reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 4.75 out of 5
The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall | 4.5 out of 5
The Purveli (Aldebarian Alliance #3) by Dianne Duvall | 4 out of 5
A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones #1) by Dianne Duvall | 4.25 out of 5
Guardian Angel (Crown Spies #2)(reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 3.75 out of 5
The Gift (Crown Spies #3)(reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 4 out of 5
Fury Unleashed (Forgotten Brotherhood #1) by N.J. Walters | 3.5 out of 5
Shadow Music (Highlands’ Laird #3)(reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | DNF
Arctic Bite (Forgotten Brotherhood #2) by N.J. Walters | 4 out of 5

My favorite book of the month was The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall. It was such a good book. My least favorite was most definitely Shadow Music (Highlands’ Laird #3) by Julie Garwood. That was hard to listen to.

Holly

Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega #0.5) by Patricia Briggs (reread) | 5 out of 5
Sommersgate House (Ghosts and Reincarnation #1) by Kristen Ashley | 3.5 out of 5
Lacybourne Manor (Ghosts and Reincarnation #2) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 1.5 out of 5
Fairytale Come Alive (Ghosts and Reincarnation #4) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Repeat (Larsen Bros #1) by Kylie Scott (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
Black Moon (Alpha Pack #3) by J.D. Tyler (audio) | DNF
Tiger’s Daughter (Shifters Unbound, #14) by Jennifer Ashley | 3.25 out of 5
Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1) by Annette Marie (audio) | 2.5 out of 5
Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #6; Psy-Changeling, #21) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
Dragons Are a Girl’s Best Friend (Fangs and Feathers, #1) by Isla Frost (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
All Is Faerie in Love and War (Fangs and Feathers, #2) by Isla Frost (audio) | 2 out of 5
Vampires Will Be Vampires (Fangs and Feathers, #3) by Isla Frost | DNF
Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout, #1) by Lucy Score (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy (reread) | 3 out of 5
Undying Stars (Darkstar Mercenaries, #6) by Anna Carven | 3.25 out of 5
One Percent of You by Michelle Gross | 4 out of 5
Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, #2.5) by Colleen Hoover (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) by Nalini Singh (reread) (audio) | 4.75 ot of 5
Shield in Winter (Psy-Changeling, #13) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Her Hometown Man (Sutton’s Place #1) by Shannon Stacey |

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Monthly Reads: June 2022

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