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

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My To Review List for November 2018

I have two, possibly three, books to review this month. Since one of those is an ARC I still don’t have, I’ll leave it out of this list. So, which are the other two?

Well, if you follow my blog, then you already know one of them since I posted the review on Thursday.

Pleasure with Business – a standalone short story, set in the Beautiful Monsters universe

Pleasure with Business by Jex Lane

Author: Jex Lane

Themes & Genres: LGBT, Contemporary Adult Fiction, gay, vampire, incubus, enemies to lovers

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Vampire lord Loth is a fearsome warrior who Continue reading

What I Think about Pleasure with Business by Jex Lane (Plus a FREE Book)

Pleasure with Business by Jex Lane

Pleasure with Business – a standalone short story, set in the Beautiful Monsters universe

Themes & Genres: LGBT, Contemporary Adult Fiction, gay, vampire, incubus, enemies to lovers

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Vampire lord Loth is a fearsome warrior who invokes terror in those who stand against him…and incubus Drusen wants a taste. He aches for it. The problem? The two species have been at war for thousands of years, and approaching a vampire like Loth means certain death. But the taste of him might be worth dying for Continue reading

What I Think about Dark of Night by Jex Lane

Dark of Night - Beautiful Monsters Ashwood Red, Book 1 by Jex Lane

Dark of Night – Ashwood Red, Book 1

Themes & Genres: Romance, Fantasy, supernatural, war, vampires, incubi

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

All Kat wants is vengeance.

Kat dreams of one thing: driving a stake through the cold, dead heart of the vampire lord who turned her father and killed her mother. When she’s offered the chance to earn magic-laced tattoos that make her stronger and faster, she jumps at it, even if it means working for monsters Continue reading

Top 9 Most Read Blog Posts from 2017

2017 was not a bad year for blog posts. They total 155 (an average of thirteen per month) with ten of them being guest posts. Today, I’m going to share with you the nine most read posts that went up in 2017, guest posts included.

Let’s begin!

NUMBER 9

SNOW - Stories of Forbidden Love Poster

Title: What I Think about the SNOW Anthology

Author: Dilyana Kyoseva

Type of post: Book Review Continue reading

13 Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2018

There are a lot of books I’d like to read in 2018, but I’ve narrowed them down to thirteen to share with you. Before I tell you which they are, a few disclaimers:

  1. This isn’t a Top 13; the books are in no particular order.
  2. While some of these books are coming out this year (I’ve mentioned which), there are some that are older.
  3. Some of the new releases don’t have covers, titles or synopsis yet. In the case of the unknown titles, I’ll just write which series the book is from and the number it’s supposed to be; as for the About (synopsis), I’ll just explain what the series is about.
  4. I’ve divided the books in the following categories: Fiction Novels (8), Guides (3), and Manga/Graphic Novels (2).

Let’s start with…

FICTION NOVELS

1. The Alienist – Dr. Lazlo Kreizler, Book 1

The Alienist - Dr. Lazlo Kreizler, Book 1 by Caleb Carr

Author: Caleb Carr

Themes & Genres: Historical, Mysteries, Psychological, murder

About: The year is 1896. The city is New York Continue reading

8 Books I Read and Fell in Love with in 2017

Hey, everyone!

I’ve reviewed a total of thirty-five novels and short stories in 2017 – some of them came out that year, some are a bit older – and today I’m going to share my eight favorites with you. They are in the order of which I’ve posted their reviews. That’s why we are starting with…

Broken – Beautiful Monsters, Book III by Jex Lane

Broken - Beautiful Monsters Vol. 3 by Jex Lane

Genres: Fantasy, LGBT Literature

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Vampire. Incubus. Demigod. Weapon Continue reading

Freebie Friday – Captive by Jex Lane

Captive - Beautiful Monsters, VOLUME I by Jex Lane

Captive – Beautiful Monsters, Book 1 by Jex Lane

Themes & Genres: LGBT, Fantasy, vampires, incubi, war

Amazon Rating: 4.5

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Matthew Callahan has spent seven years struggling against the insatiable hunger for blood consuming him. Unable to stop the vampire inside from preying on humans, he keeps himself confined to a lonely existence.

Everything changes the night he is lured into a trap and taken prisoner Continue reading

Most Read Posts of the First Half of 2017

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Most Read Posts of the First Half of 2017

We are more than halfway through 2017 and I thought “Hmm, I have eighty-four posts uploaded this year; I wonder if my readers have seen them all.” And since I wondered, I decided to make a Top 9 of the most read posts so far and share it with you. Who knows: maybe you skipped one of these gems?

NUMBER 9 Continue reading

What I Think about Crescendo by Lana Sky

Crescendo by Lana Sky

CrescendoBeautiful Monsters, Book I

Themes & Genres: Adult, Suspense, mafia, kidnap, torture

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

You don’t become the fiancé of one of the most powerful crime lords in the city without understanding exactly how gritty and depraved the world truly is… and how to thrive in the inferno Continue reading