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

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

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

6 Books I Read & Fell in Love with in 2016

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Hey, kittens!

I’ve read some amazing books in 2016 so I decided to share with you my favorites. Who knows: maybe they’ll become your favorites too?

I’ve written reviews for most of these books and I’ll link them here so you can get a better understanding of what each book is like. Just click on the titles of those you are interested in.

Now, in alphabetic order, here are six books I read and fell in love with in 2016: Continue reading

What I Think about Sire by Jex Lane

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Sire Volume Two of the Beautiful Monsters series

Genres: Fantasy, LGBT Literature, vampires, incubis, war

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Still mending a broken heart, Matthew has spent a year avoiding incubi and their army of hunters.

Now he has a new goal: lift the shroud on his past. Why had he been turned and abandoned by his sire? Why didn’t he feel the initial bond between sire and child that vampires experience? Who were his parents, and why had they given him up at birth?

Frustrated by dead ends, his luck changes when a teenage girl tracks him down. She’s strange, socially awkward, and she can see the future. Matthew’s future. She’ll help him if he agrees to save her from the darkness…from Tarrick.

With the incubi armies closing in, a mysterious protector appears, swearing his fealty to Matthew. He’s ancient, seductive, and cursed—unable to explain why he keeps calling Matthew ‘my prince’.

What I think of the book:

When I started Sire, I thought Continue reading

What I Think about Captive by Jex Lane

Captive - Beautiful Monsters, VOLUME I by Jex Lane

Captive – Volume One of Beautiful Monsters

Genres: Fantasy, LGBT Literature, vampires, incubis, war

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 by High Lord General Tarrick–a seductive incubus who feeds off sexual energy. Forced into the middle of a war between vampires and incubi, Matthew is used as a weapon against his own kind. Although he’s desperate for freedom, he is unable to deny the burning desire drawing him to the incubus general he now calls Master.

What I think of the book:

The first thing that comes to mind is: the parts that are good, are good, but there’s this one scene…

Okay, let me elaborate.

First off, in case you didn’t get that from the blurb and my warning: Captive is a book for a mature audience.

There’s violence and there’s sex… Lots of sex.

Am I complaining?

Well… Continue reading