I love when the weather starts to turn from the brief fall we get into winter. I get to bring out my extra blankets to put all around the house, find the warmest fuzzy socks I have, and watch the leaves turn beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges. The change only lasts a little while in Georgia unfortunately. The we jump straight into winter – which compared to some places can be very, very mild. But with the weather comes the holidays and my goodness we are already there!
With Halloween coming and going, it totally made me realize that we are truly at the end of the year. I hope everyone has a wonderful season of cheer and enjoys their time not only spending it with family and friends but reading some great books they’ve found!
I don’t know about everyone else, but I am really excited to see the big Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade happen this year. It is a big tradition to watch it while we are prepping and cooking our Thanksgiving lunch. Last year’s parade wasn’t quite the same (obviously) and I am really interested in seeing how they are going to do this year’s! You all should tune in on Thanksgiving (November 25th) and watch it! I hope you guys have an amazing Thanksgiving this year!!
My Reading List for November 2021:
Love At First Sip By Emily S. Hurricane, Alix & Nick Hicks, Dee Rasha, Eliza Solares, Emerald Aongusa, Jordan DeVene, Jyvur Entropy, P. Stormcrow
Thirsty takes on a new meaning with nine romantic tales of love and happily ever afters. The spark might begin with a drink, but these relationships develop over many more to come.
From changelings to bounty hunters, shy doctors to Death himself, this diverse blend of stories has all of the right ingredients for everyone to enjoy.
Join contributing authors Jyvur Entropy, Eliza Solares, Alix & Nick Hicks, P. Stormcrow, Dee Rasha, Jordan DeVene, Emerald Aonghusa, and Emily S Hurricane, and you’ll enjoy every last sip of this collection of hopeful romance stories.
Don’t forget to bring a mug or a glass, because each story comes with a recipe sure to put you in the mood for some warm and fuzzies!
Though not always sweet, this is a clean romance anthology, so all steamy scenes are fade-to-black. Happily ever afters guaranteed!
Eliza Solares – That Was You
Alix & Nick Hicks – The Shape of Love
P. Stormcrow – Death Does Not Drink
Dee Rasha – Love Between Worlds
Jyvur Entropy – Nice Moves, Doc
Emerald Aonghusa – The Queen’s Right
Jordan DeVene – Loving Her Storm
Emily S Hurricane – The Wolf and the Barista
The Burning Shadow By Jennifer Armentrout
When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux—only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected.
Because the Luxen aren’t the only ones with a hidden past. There’s a gap in Evie’s memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can’t remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is—and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions.
Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He’s powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can’t help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists.
And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.
Defy The Night By Brigid Kemmerer
A fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.
The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.
King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.
Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.
As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.
Bitten & Smitten By Michelle Rowen
I might be a wee bit late for Cousin Missy’s wedding. It’s been a tough week. Turns out, my blind date from hell was literally from hell. Guy bit me. Next thing I know, I’m being chased all over the city by vampire hunters. And did I mention that I got fired, too?
Bright side-I met a man. Thierry de Bennicoeur. How great is that name? Anyway, he’s sexy, six-hundred years old, and a tad suicidal, but no one’s perfect, right? And we have a deal-he’s gonna show me the ropes of the vampire world, and I’m supposed to help him end his existence. Or maybe I’ll just try to convince him life is worth living – no small challenge with the mostly immortal, let me tell you. I’ll admit it’s a complicated relationship. But with any luck, I just might have a date for that wedding after all…
Hugs and Kisses, Sarah
At First Light By Barbara Nickless
Ritual murder. Archaic clues. A visionary killer. In this heart-stopping novel by the Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling author of the Sydney Rose Parnell series, words can kill.
On the muddy banks of the Calumet River, a body has been found posed next to a series of mysterious glyphs and bearing wounds from a ritualistic slaying. Chicago detective Addie Bisset knows only one man who can decipher the message left by the killer: her friend Dr. Evan Wilding. A brilliant forensic semiotician, Evan decodes the etchings as Viking Age runes. They suggest either human sacrifice or righteous punishment. But to what god? And for what sins?
Only one thing is clear from the disturbing runic riddles: there are more victims to come.
As Evan races to determine the identity of the Viking Poet, he and Addie uncover the killer’s most terrifying secret yet: the motive. This startling discovery puts Evan’s life in mortal danger, and verse by ancient verse, time is running out.
It’s time for the blankets and coffee days, so find your book!
Feel free to join me in my own book club in discord! It is a place where we can all just talk about the latest books we are reading, authors can share what they are writing, and everyone can chat about our book we’ve all voted on reading for the club. Book Club and Their Shenanigans