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Author Diana Rose Wilson

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May Reads

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I know, I just did a: 'What I'm currently reading', but here's a full roundup of the Month's reads.

Queen of the Darkness - Anne Bishop

Catch of the Day - Kristan Higgins -  @Kristan_Higgins

The Next Best Thing - Kristan Higgins  - @Kristan_Higgins

Somebody to Love - Kristan Higgins - @Kristan_Higgins

Halfway to the Grave  Jeaniene Frost - @Jeaniene_Frost

In Flight - R.K. Lilley @authorrklilley

My Wicked Valentine - Ann Mayburn @AnnMayburn                                                            

Current Reads:

The Wolfe (de Wolfe Pack #1) - Kathryn Le Veque - @KathrynLeVeque

Kneel, Mr. President Lauren Gallagher - @GallagherWitt

Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) Laura Kaye - @laurakayeauthor

April Reads

Meet Me at the Cupcake Café - Jenny Colgan  @jennycolgan

Wanderlust - Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton -Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie    @stephaniehdray @laurakayeauthor

(Now I want a Hamilton + Laurens novel. Someone. Please. It doesn't need to be particularly historically correct.)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking -Malcolm Gladwell

Hope's Folly - Linnea Sinclair 

(The Rapey-Rape Saga) Special thanks to L Scott Brown at the Book Nook @booknookfresno who always sets me up with the good reads.)

Daughter of the Blood - Anne Bishop

Heir to the Shadows – Anne Bishop

Up next:

Pretty much all of Anne Bishop’s rape-rape books. (Obviously even the abuse/rape/torture isn’t keeping me from these. I stopped reading Mercedes Lackey due to how often she used rape as a darkest moment for her heroines/heroes, so we'll see how far I get before I'm tired of it. I’m holding out for just one happy sex scene.  It’s like anti-romance. These are so well written that I hope the rape-factor lightens up.  I forgot how much I love pure Fantasy.)

(Bumped by the rape-rape books)

Ride Hard - Laura Kaye @laurakayeauthor

Dawn on a Distant Shore - Sara Donati

An actual image of me after reading something good.

An actual image of me after reading something good.

Books so far in 2018

I started out the year devouring a bunch of uber dominant, male paranormal novels until I had to switch gears and clean my palette.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy a powerful male, but after that run I had the desperate desire for just one suby or switch guy who wasn’t a ‘true dom’. (Alpha, whatever...)

Rated from higher to lesser Dom rather than order of reading (Or book order).

Jax - Kym Grosso @KymGrosso

Léopold’s Wicked Embrace - Kym Grosso 

Kade's Dark Embrace - Kym Grosso 

Luca's Magic Embrace - Kym Grosso 

Tristan's Lyceum Wolves - Kym Grosso 

Logan's Acadian Wolves - Kym Grosso

Dimitri - Kym Grosso

Lost Embrace - Kym Grosso

Jake - Kym Grosso

Solstice Burn - Kym Grosso

Carnal Risk - Kym Grosso

Blood Rising - Amber Anthony @WriteAmberA 

No disrespect for the authors in this group, I enjoyed the heck out of these, but I needed a different flavor after all that.

So, I read some other romance books:

Forbidden Nights - Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3

The Thrill of It - Lauren Blakely

Called Out - Jen Doyle @jendoyleink

And then heard about this ‘Cinnamon Roll’ hero and I wanted to see an example.

Beary Christmas, Baby - Sasha Devlin @SashaDevlin

That was a shorter book, but much more my speed in regards to toning down that ‘true alpha’ thing.   (Clearly I’m into the Cinnamon Roll heroes. Extra sugar, please.)

Then I went back to my beloved Sci-Fi

Voice of Mars - Glynn Stewart @glynnstewart

Alien Arcana - Glynn Stewart

Judgment of Mars - Glynn Stewart

Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan @quellist1

Neogenesis -  Sharon Lee & Steve Miller @ClanKorval

(Do yourself a favor and go pick up one of their books.  I suggest THIS. Read. Report back.)

The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro @RealGDT

Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein

Then, I switched to some real classics and went to Jane Austen, as one does.

Mansfield Park - Jane Austen

Emma - Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

I know you’re asking, “Where is Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice?”  Well, I read P&P last year and I haven’t gotten around to S&S yet.  I really enjoyed Northanger Abbey.

Up next:

Ride Hard - Laura Kaye @laurakayeauthor

I got this last year at the RWA conference and started reading it in January. Nothing against the writing or the book, it’s just not fully in my wheelhouse.  I thought I’d like a book about bikers, but somehow other stories keep leap-frogging over this one. I’m about a quarters into it.  I really should give it my full attention. Maybe this weekend I’ll biker up.

(Oh! --As I'm writing this, I see on her twitter: My Dear Hamilton. Stephanie Dray @stephaniehdray . That's on my list now too. :O  ) 

Dawn on a Distant Shore - Sara Donati

I’m not so far into this one. I enjoyed the first book so much that I jumped into the sequel.  Then I got to the sex bit and she’s lactating and he…well… I just couldn’t.   Yeah, yeah, natural and all that, but not my kink.  I put it aside to cool and other books jumped ahead.  Still in my ‘in progress’ list.

Hope's Folly - Linnea Sinclair

This one I haven’t even started but I read the first two books after meeting Linnea Sinclair at RWA. I really enjoyed the world she’d created and I’m looking forward to tearing through this one.

Wanderlust - Lauren Blakely

Just started

Meet Me at the Cupcake Café - Jenny Colgan @jennycolgan

Just started


Have some suggestions for me?  Want me to read something you have?  I’d love to see some Sci-Fi romance in whatever heat-flavor you’ve got, or you love. <3 

Reading will set your ass free. :)&nbsp; Your mind too, probably.&nbsp;

Reading will set your ass free. :)  Your mind too, probably. 

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