I am spending the day with my family, but wanted to take a moment to express my thankfulness for the joy you bring to my life. I hope that whatever your plans are for today that you take a moment to be thankful for all the positive things in your life, of loved ones and of things that bring you joy.
Today I am sharing two holiday reads that will curl your toes and pull at your heartstrings. A Bad Boy for Christmas by Jessica Lemmon, an author I get enough of and Unwrapped by Katie Lane. This was my first read by Katie but it will not be my last. Go grab some hot cocoa and settle in for my reviews. You are going to want to snuggle up with these titles.
Last year I listened to and loved The Walled City by Ryan Graudin, and knew that without a doubt I would listen to Wolf by Wolf his newest release. Set in an alternate 1956 where the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. The story that unfolds in Wolf by Wolf was dark, brilliant and extraordinary.
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly shares the coming of age story of a young 19th century girl who struggles with the restrictions of her status as she embarks on a risky journey to find the answers to her father’s death. The tale that unfolds is a suspenseful thriller with a forbidden romance. Beautiful written and narrated by Kim Bubbs I slipped right into this engaging tale.
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Today I am sharing a book that my husband and I picked up for Sophia. Count to 10 with a Mouse by Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon. It is beautifully illustrated by Kristen Richards. Our edition came in a boxed set with an adorable stuffed mouse. We picked it up at Barnes and Noble, but when I checked at Amazon it is out of stock. Hopefully it will be available around the holidays. Grab a cup of mocha peppermint coffee and check out this cute book!
Ah, I love Jessica Lemmon and always manage to become caught up in the stories she writes. Fighting for Devlin the first in her Lost Boys series grabbed me from the onset and ready to save Devlin. Swoons, feels and heat made Fighting for Devlin the perfect evening escape.
Illusion by J.S. Cooper is the first novel in the Swept Away series. It is a mix of romance and suspense as it follows Bianca London who is kidnapped and marooned on a deserted island with a stranger. Heated and laced with mystery Illusions was an interesting story with a lot of potential.
Annnd it is over * Hugs Chimera by Mira Grant and cries* I am going to miss the tapeworms. What, you think I am crazy? Chimera is the final book in Mira Grant’s Parasitology series and like its predecessors, it was brilliant with suspense, shivers and characters whom I have come to love.
Sinful by Jennifer Dawson is the second book in the Undone series. Sinful is a contemporary romance that delves into the dominant and submissive genre. What make Sinful unique is the depth Dawson brings to her characters and the realistic portrayal of this world. Wickedly hot and deliciously sweet, Sinful delivers a powerful romance with low angst creating a wonderful escape.
Now squee with me because Sarah MacLean has a brand new series called Scandal & Scoundrel. The first book The Rogue Not Taken releases December 29th and I for one cannot wait to devour it. Grab some coffee and a scone folks because I have so much to share…insider looks, giveaways and more….
I have some exciting fun news for fans of Deborah Harkness, author of the All Souls Trilogy. On Tuesday, November 17th, Penguin is releasing a free, e-book only, richly illustrated real-time reading companion that brings to life the world created by Deborah Harkness in A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, retracing the events of these two bestselling novels with illuminating behind-the-scenes details and real-life events that figure into the books. Also check out Deborah’s next novel, The Serpent’s Mirror, coming in 2017.