Challenges and My year in Books

Challenges and My year in Books

Happy new year! It’s a new year, so here’s a new kind of banner for the year. Before starting new reviews in this blog I wanted to take a look back to my 2019 in books and the challenges I took a part in.

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Book Review: Filthy Beautiful Lies by Kendall Ryan


Filthy Beautiful Lies by Kendall Ryan 
Series: Filthy Beautiful Lies #1
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Novella
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 309 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on March 2016 by Kendall Ryan Books
Kendall Ryan: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

I have no idea why she auctioned off her virginity for a cool mill. Regardless, I’m now the proud new owner of a perfectly intact hymen. A lot of good that will do me. I have certain tastes, certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most. And training a virgin takes finesse and patience – both of which I lack.

Sophie Evans has been backed into a corner. With her sister’s life hanging in the balance, the only choice is to claw her way out, even if that means selling her virginity to the highest bidder at an exclusive erotic club. When Colton Drake takes her home, she quickly learns nothing is as it seems with this beautifully troubled man. Being with him poses challenges she never expected, and pushes her to want things she never anticipated.

A sinfully seductive erotic romance where everything has a price and the cost of love is the highest of all.

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Book Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris


Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris 
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 326 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on July 9th 2009 by Gollancz
Charlaine Harris: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Veren Voima”.

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn’t get out much. Not because she’s not pretty. She is. It’s just that, well, Sookie has this sort of “disability.” She can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He’s tall, dark, handsome–and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life….But Bill has a disability of his own: He’s a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of–big surprise–murder. And when one of Sookie’s coworkers is killed, she fears she’s next…

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Book Review: Black Dawn by Rachel Caine


Black Dawn by Rachel Caine 
Series: The Morganville Vampires, #12
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 507 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on May 1st 2012 by Allison & Bubsy
Rachel Caine: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

The Morganville vampires are fighting a losing war, and it will fall to the residents of the Glass House: Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire, to take the fight to an enemy who threatens to destroy the town, forever.

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Book Review: Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright


Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright 
Series: The Phoenix Pack #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal 
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 428 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on February 19th 2013 by Montlake Romance
Suzanne Wright: Website | Twitter | Goodreads


When female wolf shifter Taryn Warner first encounters Trey Coleman, an alpha male wolf shifter with a dangerous reputation, she’s determined to resist his charms. After all, Trey—who was only fourteen when he defeated his own father in a duel, winning the right to be alpha of his pack—can’t have anything to offer the talented healer besides trouble, or so she thinks.
Taryn finds herself drawn in by Trey’s forceful demeanor and arctic-blue eyes, and she eventually agrees to enter an uneasy alliance with him. If the two succeed in convincing their respective packs that they’ve chosen each other as mates, Trey will win valuable political allies, while Taryn will escape an odious arranged mating.
But there are a lot of potential pitfalls to this plan—including the very real possibility that the wolf shifters, overwhelmed by their growing attraction to each other, will be unable to maintain the clear heads needed to pull off the deception.

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