February was a pretty solid reading month for me. I seriously have no complaints really. Let’s get into these Finished Reads, where I’ll give a mini review, and a star rating- 5 being a masterpiece, and 1 being craptastic.
Born This Way by Tammy Ferebee- Born This Way is a LGBTQ novella about Joseph, a young man trying to navigate through life as a gay individual in a small town. Let me first say that Ms. Ferebee is out of this world talented. This story left me shook! All of my emotions were stirred up. The ending made me shed tears, and it’s difficult to bring out that kind of response from me. I’ll never forget Joseph. He’s a character that will stay with me. 5 Stars.
The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey- I was so impressed with the gorgeous prose of this novel. I took my time reading and just soaking everything up. EJD can write his ass off. He’s one of my writing heroes for damn sure. The Blackbirds was about four best friends, and their internal- and external drama. I loved the friendship between the characters. There was a deep bond between the ladies, and it was really beautiful to see. Also the book was infused with these erotic tones that fascinated me. 5 Stars.
Keeping Her Wet by M. Robinson- This was a blazing collection of sex scenes from Ms. Robinson’s novels. I’d never read her work and thought this would be a great introduction. Sex scenes aren’t easy to write, but Ms. Robinson did her thing! I enjoyed this book. The stories were colorful, erotic, and dripped with passion. I just bought two more of her books and I’m hyped to read them. 3.5 Stars.
Duma Key by Stephen King- Readers either love or detest lengthy novels. I’ve always loved them. As long as I’m invested in the story, and characters then I’ll stick around. Unfortunately, Duma Key wasn’t a passionate affair, but a one night stand. That means that the story was good, but I won’t be making a follow phone call the next day. I connected with the characters who were memorable, and entertaining. However, the book dragged and I wasn’t able to stay focused. Uncle Stevie is STILL one of the most prolific authors of all time though. 3 Stars.
Bite Me by C.C. Wood- I’m a Paranormal Romance addict, and Bite Me didn’t disappoint. All the elements were there; sassy heroine, enigmatic non-human hero, undeniable chemistry, and a story that wasn’t overly complicated. This is the first book in a series. Of course I’m going to get the other ones. 4 Stars.
Signal To Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia- This book blew me away! Signal To Noise was about Meche, a Mexican-American woman- she lived abroad, who returned to her hometown for her father’s funeral(not a spoiler). The story also alternated between the present day, and Meche’s teen years. If you’re a music lover then this is the story for you. All the musical references added such a richness to the book. Meche’s father was an unexpected surprise. In the flashback chapters we learned about his dreams, and the torment of not having them come to fruition. There was such a sadness to his scenes. 5 Stars.
Love Poems I Found In My Closet by Evette Blue- After hearing the title of this poetry collection, I knew it was for me. The poems were unapologetic as fuck. 5 Stars.
Jem and the Holograms Vol. 1: Showtime by Kelly Thompson, and Sophie Campbell (artist)- Ooh, the feels! The FEELS!! Although this comic is a modern day retelling, it still gave me all types of nostalgic tease. 4 Stars.
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