Current Reads #22

Hi ya, homies! Lately I’ve been a bit disappointed with the last few books I’ve read. I’ll discuss my annoyance in the next edition of Finished Reads. But let’s get into what I’m currently reading. On a side note one of these books I started, then finished within a twenty -four hour period… it was that damn good! I decided to include it in this post anyway.

Lu Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino- I love a good guardian angel story; as long as it’s not corny, or full of clichés. Here’s a sample of the Goodreads synopsis. “Evelyn Casey’s life is at a standstill. She’s in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It’s absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.” This makes my soul cry out yessssssss! I’m hoping that this book blows me away.

before Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino- This is a second chance romance which I totally love. I started this book late Tuesday night, and by Wednesday morning I was done. I’ll share more of my thoughts on this novel soon.

Homies, what are you reading? Let me know down in the comments!

Cheers!

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Current Reads #21

When pondering about my next reads, I knew that I wanted something satisfying, with a narrative that would stick to my bones. Yep, I was hungry when putting this together! LOL. Anyhoo, here are my Current Reads.

Z The Last Mission Volume 1: An Assassin Outmatched by Z. Lundy- The Interracial/Multicultural Romance community is so passionate about good reads; and they’re also super supportive of new talent. I’ve heard about this novel over the past few weeks, but the glowing review from my homie, Mae (heyyyy) really made want to take a chance. Z. Lundy‘s debut erotic novel is about a female assassin, and her hard to kill target. I know the pair gets together, but how they get there is what I’m interested in. So hyped for this book!

allAll The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- YA Contemporary is a genre that I have to be in the mood for. I went from not digging YA, to now enjoying it a bit. I learned about this novel from a post on BuzzFeedBooks. All The Bright Places is about two teens dealing with emotional issues, and they strike up a friendship. I bet this will be an unforgettable read.

Well that’s it! Thanks for checking out my post.

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Finished Reads #5

watch This is the fifth edition of my Finished Reads. In these posts I give mini reviews of the last few books that I’ve read; and then give them a star rating from 1 to 5. 5 being the best of the best. This time my mini reviews are going to be even shorter since I’ll be reviewing thirteen books! Okay, I seriously thought that six out of the thirteen were already posted, but they weren’t. Dang it! Hecks, so I’m just going to make this quick. I’ll go back to the regular format in my Finished Reads #6 post.

Priest by Sierra Simone- Priest combined spirituality, religion, and raw sexuality in a read that was anything but easy. However, I definitely enjoyed this novel. 4 Stars

Monster In His Eyes by J.M. Darhower- This was an interesting entry into the mob romance sub-genre that I love the hell out of. I didn’t love Monster In His Eyes, but I really dug it. 3.5 Stars

Garden Of Goodbyes by Faith Andrews- Guttural. Thought-provoking. Heartbreaking. Emotional. G.o.G. will be one of my fav reads of 2017. 5 Fucking Stars

A Bubble Of Time by Pepper Pace- I made a deep connection with the protagonist in this page-turning, sci-fi novel. From the start I couldn’t get enough. 4 Stars

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger- A magical and magnetic love story that left me satisfied. 4 Stars

Burned Promises by Willow Winters- A second chance romance that brought the damn heat! The sex scenes slayed!!!!! 4 Stars

Reap: The Irish Mob Chronicles by Kaye Blue- Ms. Blue is an awesome writer and has written some pretty compelling suspense romance stories. I just didn’t really connect with Reap3.5 Stars

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid- For two days I didn’t give a damn about eating, or sleeping. This novel was fucking brilliant!!! 5 Massive Stars

After Dark by Haruki Murakami- I was living for this book, but my enthusiasm eventually diminished. 3 Stars

The Gravity Of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry- A beautiful love story. 4 Stars

Exorcist Road by Jonathan Janz- This was absolutely and unapologetically terrifying. 4.5 Stars

Table For One by Laura Ashley Laraque- A poetry collection that fed my soul, and inspired my spirit. 5 Bright Stars

All The Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan- The protagonist was relatable af. I felt as if I actually knew her. Great writing, but the side characters made me deduct half a star from the rating. I’m very interested in reading more from this author. 3.5 Stars 

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Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #20

Happy September, homies! It’s time to tell y’all about my Current Reads. I’m really excited for the selection of books this week. Let’s get started.

TableTable For One by Laura Ashley Laraque- This is a poetry collection that came highly recommended. The themes revolve around self-love, romantic love, heartbreak, and inner strength. Sounds like this collection is absolutely perfect for me.

janzExorcist Falls by Jonathan Janz- The latest novel from one of my favorite authors, Exorcist Falls is a supernatural horror novel involving Father Jason Crowder, a priest who is at war with the forces of evil. I’m already scared!

all All The Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan- A YouTuber I dig included this novel in a recent kindle/book haul, and it sounded really intriguing. A woman in her late thirties is basically trying to get her life together. I know I’ll connect with this story.

gravity The Gravity Of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry- I forgot to include this book in my last Current Reads post. Will be doing a mini review in an upcoming Finished Reads post.

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Current Reads #19

It’s once again time to share my Current Reads. I still can’t believe that it’s August. 2017 just refuses to slow down, right? Let’s get started.

evelynThe Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid- I’ve been wanting to read this novel for the longest. Once I heard about it I knew eventually I would own this book. The cover alone is fucking stunning! I’ve always been a fan of old-school Hollywood; the actors/actresses, the style, Etc. Evelyn Hugo is a legendary actress who is ready to share her life story with the world. She decides that Monique Grant- a journalist who is really having a rough season of life, will be the one to pen her biography.

“Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.”

Yasssssss!

Let me know what you guys are currently reading. I would love to know.

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #18

Here are the latest batch of books that I’m currently reading. I’m excited to read both of them, but then again I always say that. Lol. #BookJunkie

after dark After Dark by Haruki Murakami- Mr. Murakami is a beloved and celebrated author that I’m finally trying to get into. After Dark according to Goodreads is a story that  “moves from mesmerizing drama to metaphysical speculation, interweaving time and space as well as memory and perspective into a seamless exploration of human agency—the interplay between self-expression and empathy, between the power of observation and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery.” Can’t wait to get started tonight!

reap Reap: The Irish Mob Chronicles #2 by Kaye Blue- Ms. Blue is the reigning queen of suspenseful romance with mob elements, and I love her! This second entry into the Irish Mob Chronicles features two individuals who basically can’t stand each other. I know damn well that will change real quick like. All the great romances start with characters who are disgusted by the other.  I can’t wait to lose myself in this new novel.

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #17

Once again it’s time for me to tell my homies about what I’m currently reading. I know the last few posts have been filled with MC romances. LOL. There isn’t one of those in this post. Can’t promise that the next post won’t have any though. Let’s get started.

gardenGarden of Goodbyes by Faith Andrews- Ms. Andrews’s novels oozes with passion, and drama. Every word just drips with intensity. She’s dope! Garden of Goodbyes is her latest novel. From the synopsis,” Loss, betrayal, addiction. Mix them together and the concoction will ruin you.” This sounds like one of those dark reads. I really dig those.

bubble A Bubble of Time by Pepper Pace- I adore Pepper Pace. Her stories are like a satisfying meal that sticks to your ribs. Long after reading the last page of her books, well those characters still hold my thoughts captive. Her latest novel is a time traveling adventure. “Kenya Daniels has led a life filled with missed opportunities. Now at the age of fifty-one she’s a lonely woman with two adult children who don’t need her, a mother who needs her too much, and a job that doesn’t give her the credit she deserves. One day things take a turn towards the impossible and Kenya finds herself transported back to 1982 as a sixteen year old.” Sounds like another winner!

timeThe Tine Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger- I saw the film adaptation of this back in 2009. I instantly fell in love with the story. The novel is about an art student who falls in love with a time traveling librarian. So hyped to read this!

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Current Reads #16

monster Yay!! It’s time for my Current Reads! I only have one book to talk about, so let’s get started. I won’t keep you long. LOL.

Monster In His Eyes by J.M. Darhower- Goodreads synopsis: “Ignazio Vitale is not a good man. I suspect it, the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds the man. He has a way of commanding attention, of taking control, of knowing what I’m thinking before I even do. It’s alarming and alluring. It’s dark and deadly. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted but the last thing I truly need. Obsession. It doesn’t take him long to draw me into his web, charming me into his bed and trapping me in his life, a life I know nothing about until it’s too late. He has secrets, secrets I can’t fathom, secrets that make it so I can’t walk away, no matter how much I beg him to let me go. I see it sometimes in his eyes, a darkness that’s both terrifying and thrilling. He’s a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything. I want to hate him. Sometimes, I do. But it doesn’t stop me from loving him, too.”

*Shudders* Ooh, wee! Can’t wait to meet this Ignazio!

Let me know what you’re reading in the comments.

Cheers, homies!

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Finished Reads #4

bookshelfHere are mini reviews for the last eight books I’ve read. Each book is given a star rating on a scale from 1 Star, to 5 Stars. 5 being the best, and 1 star means the book was whack. Ex 4.5/5 Stars

Walk The Line: Kings Of Chaos Book 5 by Shyla Colt- This was an erotic romance that grabbed me by the throat, and didn’t let go. My addiction to MC romances is so consuming, seriously. Walk The Line featured a couple in two completely different places in life. A chance meeting during a night out altered their lives for the better. I loved the passion and chemistry between the couple. The plot was on point. This was a boss read. 4.5 Stars

Forever Is The Longest Time by Camille Pagan- The story is about a disillusioned novelist who falls in love… with his best friend’s girlfriend. Typical plot, but the story goes to some deep places that we’re definitely relatable. Our protagonist goes on a journey of trying to find more out of life, and who isn’t trying to do that these days? 4.5 Stars

Live Free: Lord’s Of Mayhem Book 3 by Shyla Colt- I dug this book more than any other in the series. Evonne and Rocky were a dynamite couple, and I loved how their story unfolded. 3.5 Stars

Wolf Hunt by Jeff Strand- A quirky mix of horror and comedy, Wolf Hunt involved two thugs hired to transport a caged werewolf cross-country. There were moments when I burst into laughter reading this book. And there were also plenty of times that I was blown away by the horror. A few of the chapters slowed the momentum, but the spectacular ending made up for it. 3.5 Stars

Final Ride: Lords Of Mayhem Book 4 by Shyla Colt- Yeah, I know I’m a bit obsessed with this series. LOL. Hilary and Hawk are the featured couple this time around. I must admit that these two weren’t my favs. However, the storyline was interesting enough to keep me entertained. 3.5 Stars

Ghostface Killer by M. Never- Lawd!! I couldn’t stay away from this smart, erotic page-turner. If you’re into assassins, and the mob then this novel is for you. One element of the story I appreciated was the handling of a character with a mental illness. The struggles of the character was done so tastefully. Loved this! 5 Stars

Peaceable Kingdom by Jack Ketchum- Peaceable Kingdom was a collection of thirty short stories. There were a handful of stories that were a bit out there, and I didn’t connect with them at all. And then there were some gems that were totally brilliant, and thought-provoking. 3.5 Stars

Prey by Kaye Blue- I read this before I could do a post on it, so I’m including it here. Prey is the first installment of a new mob/erotic romance series by Ms. Blue. The story had so much potential, but I found myself rushing to finish it. 2.5 Stars

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Current Reads #15

Time for Current Reads!!

priest Priest by Sierra Simone- Synopsis: “There are many rules a priest can’t break. A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God. I’ve always been good at following rules. Until she came.” Wow. I just hope God forgives me for reading this scandalous erotic romance. Lol.

IT IT by Stephen King- On the first of June I’ll start buddy reading IT. My bud, Darla, and I plan to spend the entire summer reading this, with occasional breaks because this book is a BEAST. I’ll be reading additional books at the same time, but the plan is to finish IT before the new film adaptation comes out in September.

Thanks for reading!

Cheers, homies! And remember that we all float! 😀

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