7 Books I Read and Fell in Love with in 2019

If you’ve read my previous posts of this kind (2016, 2017, 2018), you already know how it goes:

  1. This is a list of books I read in 2019; not all of them came out that year (but most did);
  2. The books are listed in the order in which I’ve reviewed them, not by how much I loved them (I’ve also included their release dates according to Amazon);
  3. I’m sticking to one book per author, but I reserve the right to include in the HONORABLE MENTIONS another work by an author who is present in my FELL IN LOVE WITH section.

That’s it.

Without further ado, here are the seven books I FELL IN LOVE WITH in 2019, followed by five HONORABLE MENTIONS. We start off with Continue reading

My To Review List for January 2020

New year, new books to read. So, what will I start 2020 with?

In the order they will be reviewed, the books are…

How to Outline My Novel Chapter by Chapter

How to Outline My Novel Chapter by Chapter by Sussu Leclerc

Author: Sussu Leclerc

Themes and genres: Non-fiction, writing advice

Blurb:

This book is for you! If you want a comprehensive and detailed guide on how to write a fiction novel Continue reading

What is the Devious Resolutions Anthology (GIVEAWAY and Blurb)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Devious Resolutions: A Dark M/M Anthology. I’ll share with you the blurb and a link to a giveaway, but first: a little bit about the anthology.

Devious Resolutions - A Dark MM Anthology by Giannoccaro, Bene, Blake, Davies, Dukey, Webster, LeeAnn, Lovell, Olson, René, Cole, Hes

Authors: Ashleigh Giannoccaro, Jennifer Bene, Zoe Blake, Abigail Davies, Ker Dukey, K. Webster, Emery LeeAnn, LP Lovell, Yolanda Olson, Dani René, Stevie J Cole, Jason Hes

Publication date: January 01, 2020

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

Blurb:

GLAM yourself up and get ready for Dinner at Midnight as twelve of your favorite dark authors take you on a wild ride for New Year’s Continue reading

What I Think about Hometown Christmas by Garrett Leigh (Book Review and GIVEAWAY)

Hometown Christmas by Garrett Leigh

Hometown Christmas (standalone)

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, bi, friends to lovers, holiday romance, Christmas, ex military

Length: 40 000 words

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Yani Nicolaou is sworn off love for good. After fleeing a bad break-up in London, the only blood, sweat, and tears he has left are for his gyro stall at the Christmas market Continue reading

What is Pirate’s Curse by Leigh Anderson and Rebecca Hamilton (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Pirate’s Curse by Leigh Anderson and Rebecca Hamilton. There’s a giveaway and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

Pirate’s Curse - Pirate’s Curse Division 1, The Berkano Vampire Collection by Leigh Anderson and Rebecca Hamilton

Publication date: October 22, 2017

Themes and genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, vampires, pirates, witches

Blurb:

Once upon a time, a vampire and a witch fell in love, and that love fractured the world. Now divided into sixteen isolated Divisions, the world is an unstable and dangerous place Continue reading

What I Think about Conspiracy Theory by Elle Keaton (Review and GIVEAWAY)

Conspiracy Theory - Hamarsson & Dempsey, Book 1 by Elle Keaton

Conspiracy Theory – Hamarsson & Dempsey, Book 1

Length: 78,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, Mystery, gay, crime, murder, detective, investigation

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Years of grueling police work have left Niall Hamarsson jaded and disillusioned with life…although it’s likely he’s been that way all along. The last straw lands when the DA refuses to try a case Niall worked for years to bring to justice. Within hours he finds himself heading to the only place he’s ever been able to call home—a place he knows he doesn’t belong Continue reading

What is Playing with Fire (GIVEAWAY, Blurb, and Character Profile)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Playing with Fire: A Forbidden Love Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Box Set. There’s a giveaway and a character profile, but first: a little bit about the box set.

Playing with Fire A Forbidden Love Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Box Set by Adrienne Woods, Carlyle Labuschagne, Kristin Ping, Ashlee Nicole Bye, Toni Cox, Carissa Andrews, Kathrin Hutson, Kat Stiles

Authors: Adrienne Woods, Carlyle Labuschagne, Kristin Ping, Ashlee Nicole Bye, Toni Cox, Carissa Andrews, Kathrin Hutson, Kat Stiles

Publication date: October 8, 2019

Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Blurb:

It doesn’t matter who you think you are…falling in love with the wrong person can have dire consequences Continue reading

What is Drowning Lessons by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Drowning Lessons – Book 1 in the Red Frog Beach mystery series by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds. There’s a giveaway and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

Drowning Lessons - Red Frog Beach Mystery, Book 1 by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds

Themes and genres: Adult Cozy Mystery

Blurb:

You are cordially invited to a destination wedding to die for Continue reading

What is Butterfly Wishes by Teodora Kostova (Blurb and Teaser)

Today is the release day for Teodora Kostova’s Butterfly Wishes so I thought I’d tell you a bit about the book. Not my opinion – you’ll get that in my review on October 24 – but I’ll give you the blurb and a picture teaser.

Butterfly Wishes by Teodora Kostova

Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, friends to lovers, musicians

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

First love never works out.

Right?

In school, Nico and King are best friends, and each other’s first love. But their lives take a different path and they lose touch.

Now, ten years later Continue reading