November was a real good month in the reading department. I read 11 books while still studying and working. YAY me!!!! And even better I wrote 8 reviews and made a few beautifying changes on the blog. I started my new Blog Feature My Geeky Desires and I'm really happy with the resonance. I would have never thought that other people would enjoy these things as much as I do. But I'm babbling, so back to the books. Here's what I read:
1. Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel
My first historical ever and it blow me away. I loved the setting in Turkey. Everything seemed so real and instantly felt transported in this time and place. The characters are just wonderful, everyone in his or her own unique way.
Very funny and emotional read. I recommend this one to everyone who loves romance!
My full review is here.
2. Skin Game (Skin Series #1) by Ava Gray
Wow this one was sooo good. It gripped me right at the beginning and I couldn't stop reading. Everyone should read this one. Don't believe me? Look at all these wonderful reviews it got:
- Smokinhotbooks: 5 out of 5 Smokin Smooches
- Monkey Bear Reviews: Grad: B+
- Pearl's World of Romance: Rating 9.3 out of 10
- Leontine's Book Realm: 4 out of 5 stars
- Stacy's Place on Earth: 5 out of 5 stars
- Fiction Vixen: 5 out of 5 hearts
3. Magic in the Shadows(Alli Beckstrom Series #3) by Devon Monk
This one really rocked my world. It went directly into my keeper shelf and is now on the first spot for re-reading! So funny and just perfect! Got a little post-it apocalypse in that one but it was so worth it. Love it!
My full review of this book is here.
4. Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson Guardian #8) by Keri Arthur
This was my first requested review ever and yeah it's kind of my own fault that I now want to read the first 7 books in this series. Great book with witty and funny characters and one of the nastiest bad guys ever! The world Ms. Arthur created around Riley Jenson is intriguing to say the least. I'm a sucker for shifters and this books has them and even better the sexy vampires are included too.
You can find my full review here.
5. Hunter's Need (Hunters #10) by Shiloh Walker
I won this book in a twitter contest and after reading it I wonder how could I have lived without taking notice of this series? Loved the story and the characters. Very emotional read and a real struggling journey to the HEA. The world of the Hunters is something I have to read about again.
Steamy and hawt scenes between the sheets with the right amount of m/f/m action. My full review is here.
Enjoyed this one and already read book 2 Mia's Return. The review
will be up tomorrow and Teal Ceagh will come over for a guest post on Dec 5th. So stay tuned for the fun!
7. Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter
Thanks to Mandi from Smexybooks I had the opportunity to read this one and wow it was sooo good. Best sex scene without touching ever. I adore Kresley story, it was just perfect- funny, sexy and thrilling. Gena's was good too but I kind of expected more. She spoiled me with Devyn's story(Seduce the Darkness- Alien Huntress #4). Review to come.
Another first this month and again pimped by Mandi(isn't she evil). Gobsmacked was my first m/m romance and I really enjoyed it. Who would have thought that? This book is very emotional and I was really surprised how real all of it seemed. And it was sooo hot! Loved it and it will definitely not be my last in this genre. Review to come(oh man I'm so behind again in reviewing).
9. Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling #7) by Nalini Singh
I'm so hooked on this series. I love the world Ms. Singh created- wonderful thoughtful and also meaningful. As I mentioned I'm a sucker for shifters and this series is full of them. Unfortunately not so much in this book but the story was so heart wrenching wonderful that I nearly don't mind. Loved the plot and the characters but I will review this one too soon.
10. Mia's Return (Destiny's Trinities #2) by Teal Ceagh
Book 2 in this series and as the first one a fast entertaining read with really hot and steamy m/f/m action in the mix.
Full review will be up tomorrow and don't forget Teal's guest post on Saturday.
11. Tempt me with Darkness (Doomsday Brethren #1) by Shayla Black
My first book by this author and definitely not the last. Love the way Ms. Black writes and OMG I want my own immortal 1500 year old warrior in my bed…ahem…I'm mean life. *innocent grin* A wonderful world of magic with a gripping plot. A great paranormal romance and a fantastic start for this series. Full review to come.
What did you read? Any new discoveries I should definitely put on my Xmas wishlist?