7 Books I Read and Fell in Love with in 2018 (Plus 3 Honorable Mentions)

2019 is upon us, but 2018 is not forgotten. And more specifically: the books I read are not (entirely) forgotten.

7 books i read and fell in love with in 2018 (plus 3 honorable mentions)

Today I’m going to share with you the ones that left the biggest impression on me: my favorites and some honorable mentions. There are a couple of rules to my lists though:

  1. These are books that I’ve read in 2018, but didn’t necessarily come out that year (most did though).
  2. Only one book per author per list, however, I will include one of the authors in both lists. If you follow my reviews, I’m sure you can guess which author will be present in both places, although I’ve reviewed so many of her books (seven, actually) this year, that you might not be able to guess which two titles are going to be featured into this post.

And now, in the order in which I’ve posted my reviews, starting with the oldest one…

My Favorite Reads of 2018: Continue reading

What is Elias by Erin E. Keller (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to EliasLandmeadow, Book 1 by Erin E. Keller. There’s a giveaway and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

elias by erin e. keller

Length: 37,000 words

Publisher: JMS Books

Themes & Genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, abuse, detective

Blurb:

Detective Thomas Doyle has been living a lonely, compartmentalized life ever since the death of his life partner, Aiden. He vowed never to let anybody get close to him again — the pain of losing a loved one is too much to bear. Despite his vow, Thomas is lonely, and has a number of one-night stands, sexual encounters with unnamed men he doesn’t care to remember. Then he meets Elias Continue reading

What I Think about Rough Trade by Sidney Bell (Book Review, GIVEAWAY & Sneak Peek)

Rough Trade - Woodbury Boys, Book 3 by Sidney Bell

Rough Trade – Woodbury Boys, Book 3

Publisher: Carina Press

Release Dates: Monday, December 3 (e-book); Tuesday, December 25 (print)

Length: 496 pages

Themes & Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBT Fiction, Suspense, crime, abuse, angst, prostitution, gay

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Quick-witted hustler Ghost is no stranger to living dangerously; survival has always been the name of the game.

He’s just always gone it alone Continue reading

My To Review in December 2018 List

This December I will be reviewing two books and neither of them is holiday-themed. Yes, I know: last month I reviewed a holiday story, but this month – when we actually have Christmas – I’m not.

Anyway.

Here are the books.

Rough Trade – Woodbury Boys, Book 3

Rough Trade - Woodbury Boys, Book 3 by Sidney Bell

Author: Sidney Bell

Themes & Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBT Fiction, crime, abuse, gay

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Quick-witted hustler Ghost is no stranger to living dangerously; survival has always been the name of the game.

He’s just always gone it alone Continue reading

What I Think about Thick as Thieves by Cyan Tayse

Thick as Thieves - Brief Encounters, Book 1 by Cyan Tayse

Thick as ThievesBrief Encounters, Book 1*

*Note: This book can be read as a standalone

Themes & Genres: Short Contemporary Romance, LGBT, gay, first love, coming out, abuse (not too graphic)

Blurb:

A home invasion, a half-naked guy, a foam sword, and a whole heap of secrets Continue reading

What I Think about Prey by Wendy Rathbone

Prey by Wendy Rathbone

Prey by Wendy Rathbone

Themes & Genres: LGBT, Sci-Fi, Gay Romance, abduction, slavery, abuse, aliens

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

When the rescued slaves were first brought on board my ship, I saw only the one. The one they called Arcana. And though I realized the others had all suffered similar fates – fearsome torture and erotic conditioning that had estranged them from whoever they had once been – I focused on the one who met my eyes with what could only be interpreted as a defiantly seductive lure, while the others held their gazes downward, at their feet, at the floor, at the past which had shaped them and undoubtedly doomed them to any sort of normal life Continue reading