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.

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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!

Thanks for checking out the post. Happy Reading!

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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

Cheers, homies!

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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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Current Reads #14

It’s Current Reads time!

ghost Ghostface Killer by M. Never- I saw an ad for this novel on Facebook. This is a dark romance involving a hit woman. I read the prologue this morning and was really impressed. I have a gut feeling that this will be an awesome read.

jack Peaceable Kingdom by Jack Ketchum- I purchased this collection of short stories this weekend. I’ve always wanted to read something by Mr. Ketchum. If the first story is any indication, then I’m in for a dope read.

finalFinal Ride: Lords Of Mayhem Book 4 by Shyla Colt- This is the fourth installment of the Interracial Romance series set in the biker world. I finished this late last night, but wanted to include it in this post. I’ll have a mini review in an upcoming Finished Reads.

Cheers, homies!

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Book Haul #1 (Horror)

ravenThere have been numerous studies on why people love to be scared.  I for one won’t be adding anything new to the discussion. I just have a long-standing love for all things horror. I’ve probably mentioned that before. LOL. I’ve been purchasing quite a few horror novels lately- both physical copies, and e-books. Horror novels aren’t just picked up in October. I read horror all year long, baby! Here are the books I’ve bought since the start of May. Ooh, and for book recommendations check out the following YouTube channels. The Low-Budget Review show hosted by, Erik Smith is everything! I love this channel! His passion for horror is infectious. Check it out here. Erik’s fantastic reviews just makes you want to spend money quickly on books! Matt The Horror Adonis’ channel is another great find. I think his horror novel reviews are quite clever and informative. Check out his channel here.

Finally, here goes the list.

Exorcist Falls by Jonathan Janz- The latest release by one of my favorites.

Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King- I let a friend borrow my copy, and I never got it back. I had to purchase this short story collection again.

We Came Back by Patrick Lacey- I’m friends with Erik on Fb, and he shared a post about this author’s current release. Looked dope, so I bought a copy.

Dream Woods by Patrick Lacey- I thought the cover of this book was frightening. I HAD to have it!

In The Dark by Richard Laymon- I’ve heard that this author is quite prolific. Had to check out some of his work.

Peaceable Kingdom by Jack Ketchum- A short story collection, and my intro to the legendary author.

The Resurrectionist by Wrath James White- I heard that this book was insanely good! Can’t wait to read it!

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #13

Here are my Current Reads!

wolfWolf Hunt by Jeff Strand- Jeff Strand is a horror author that came highly recommended. A few horror devotees- that I respect, suggested that I check out his work. This novel is about a pair of goons hired to transport a werewolf cross-country, and somehow the werewolf escapes. Seems like there’s going to be some comedy mixed in with the horror. Let me finish this post so I can get to reading!

live Live Free: Lords Of Mayhem Book 3 by Shyla Colt- I’m enjoying this series so much. I can’t wait to see how it ends. Book 3 features Evonne and Rocky. Rocky was picked to protect Evonne (a friend of the club), from her psychotic ex. From the synopsis it looks like Evonne is going to take out her frustrations on Rocky. Ooh, yeah! Get him, gurl!

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #12

I’m thrilled to be sharing the latest batch of books that I’m currently reading. As I’ve said in previous posts, 2017 is the year for dopetastic books.

walk Walk the Line: Kings of Chaos Book 5 by Shyla Colt- I’ve read several books by this author lately, and this is the current release. I’ve been hyped to read this for weeks. The damn cover is everything! From the synopsis this is a novel about two people with traumatic pasts, who form an intense bond, and make a deep love connection.

forever Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan- I’m not even going to lie, the cover of this book was why I decided to pick this up. I’m hoping that the story is just as vibrant, and enthralling as the cover. Goodreads says this is “a wry, heartfelt exploration of love and loss”. Sounds just right for me!

Cheers, homies!

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