#Blogtober Friday Reads & such…

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Aerosmith’s, “I don’t wanna miss a thing,” is playing in my head because I feel like if I blink, October will be OVER. I’d be okay, because I’m a November baby but that also means we’re that much closer to Christmas and I want to enjoy this time of year as much as possible.

Any who..HAPPY FRIDAY my friends! This week has been all over the place. I am currently participating in Spookathon which ends this Sunday. I’ve been daily Vlogging over on my Youtube channel, trying to squeeze posts out for Blogtober and writing articles for Frolic. Oh, and Priorities..doing school work!

I am currently about 66% of the way through Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kroeger and Melanie Anderson.

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This book is a true gem, and one I’d highly recommend to anyone who is a fan of women writers. If you’re a fan of horror novels, gothic novels..it’s perfection. I can feel it..I am going to recommend this book anytime the opportunity presents itself.

I will more than likely get that one finished today. I don’t know how much reading I’ll get done this weekend because (yay!) my little brother is coming to visit. When I find the time though, I will more than likely give Every Secret Thing a try by Susanna Kearsley

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I have tried and retried to read this book before, so I’m hoping this weekend to just go for it and get it over with!

I still have two other books on my Spookathon TBR but being such a mood reader, I am already feeling not in the mood to pick them up, so we’ll see what happens!

For my post on Sex Positivity in one of my recent reads, Prince of Sin by Cass Ford, check out my post over on Frolic Media here.

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Over on Youtube, I posted my Holiday Romance 5 Star Predictions Video!

 

And you can also check out my vlogs so far from Spookathon, where I update you on the books I’m reading. ♡♡

Let me know what you are reading this weekend. I hope it’s amazing for you! We will chat again soon. Until then, please take care of yourselves.

xx.

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Friday Reads October 11, 2019

Happy Friday lovers.

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Last night I had every intention of reading Halloween Boo by Sarah Spade.

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I started reading Halloween Boo Wednesday night before going to bed and made it through the first chapter. I am excited to see where the story goes and how the romance takes place between an alive heroine and a dead hero.

The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz. I am a huge Sierra Simone fan and I hear, Ms. Simone is a tamer version of Tiffany Reisz.

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I have only read one Tiffany Reisz which was a holiday romance I loved and will have more info about in December. I am excited to read something else by her. If Sierra Simone, who I don’t think is tame at all..is considered a tamer version of Ms. Reisz, I have to read more by her.

The last book I am prioritizing to finish this weekend is The Water Witch by Juliet Dark  aka Carol Goodman.

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This is book two in the Fairwick Chronicles. Honestly, it’s been a while since I read the first book so I went into this one a little fuzzy on the world and the characters. I’m a few chapters into this one and although I’m not a super huge fan of the audiobook narrator, I am enjoying the story.

Those are my Friday Reads. Let me know what you plan to read this weekend.

we will chat again soon.

xo.
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Friday Reads

Welcome to another Friday my friends. Let’s chat about what I’m reading.

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My reading is crazy at the moment. I found myself in this very random mood to download some very random audiobooks via Audible Escape, and let’s just say I am currently reading from the heroine, Emily, in Claimed by the Elven King..and am strangely turned on a bit. This fantasy erotic romance is taking me quite by surprise.

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Once finished with Claimed by the Elven King, I am going to start Swept Away by Kamery Solomon which a time travel romance I have been so excited to get my hands on. I have both the ebook and audiobook downloaded and am so antsy to dive into this story. There is this show called The Curse of Oak Island that comes on the History Channel and from the sounds of it, this story gives me vibes that if not the same thing, the historical aspects have something to do with the same history as that. Honestly, I was sold at: time travel and pirates.

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I would also really like to read The Shifter Romances the Writer by Kristen Painter. I have a vlog coming to my youtube channel on Sunday where I read a novella in her Nocturne Falls series. After finishing the novella I became very interested in reading other books in the series, so I picked this one up.

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Those are the reads I really hope to get to this weekend. Let me know what you plan to read, and if you have any recommendations for me.

We will chat again soon. Until next time, take care of yourselves.

xo.

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Friday Reads & #SmutAThon Plans

Happy Friday Friends. I have secretly always wanted to post Friday Reads here on the blog, but it was just not conducive to me working full time. Now that I’m not, I will definitely make it a priority to let you all know what my reading plans for the weekend consist of. So let’s shake things up a bit here on the blog, shall we?

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I recently finished Love In Cataline Cove by Brenda Jackson.

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This is my second ever Brenda Jackson romance and I thoroughly enjoyed it, although in the beginning, the story did move a little slow for my liking. I highly recommend it now, but just forewarning you, it feels a bit slow at first. Vashti is our heroine in Love in Catalina Cove. This is her hometown, although when we first meet her, she lives in New York City and has been recently let go from her job. She learns that her Aunt who passed away, left Vashti her bed and breakfast which leads her back home. Brenda Jackson is such an amazing storyteller. Her ability to weave the romance and the subplot together seems so effortless. Neither felt as though it overpowers the other, and I was on the edge of my seat in regards to both equally. It turned out to be such a great read.

On Kindle I am reading Reigning Magicks by Candace Osmond and JJ King.

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I am so loving this book. It is a time travel fantasy romance and just what I need at the moment. Once upon a time I would read a good time travel novel at anytime of the year, but now, as we slip into fall, and the entire season of fall, feels like the right time for time slippage novels. Ashlynn in the beginning of this book is arguing with her family who wants to marry her off to unite their clan and their rival clan together. Ashlynn is not having it. She sneaks off into the woods to find the witch she saw as a little girl and is given what she needs to basically grant a wish. Well, she does she what she’s told and is transported 300 years into the future. It is 300 years in the future where she meets Cian. I can’t get this book on my mind. When a time travel story is written well in my opinion, you’re torn between the now, and them traveling back to the time of their own. I’m loving it.

Ultimately, I would love to get Reigning Magicks finished, so I can completely dedicate my Saturday reading to SmutAthon which is hosted by Lainey and Riley. Go follow the Twitter account here, to keep up. This is one of my all time favorite readathons, which typically lasts a week, but the ladies surprised us with a very random 24 hour SmutAthon. I have a few reads I’d love to get to, but I also plan to take it kind of easy.

I have two audiobooks by Kendall Ryan downloaded who I’ve been wanting to read SOMETHING by ever since I read and loved Junk Mail by her.

First I have The Room Mate

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I also have The Bed Mate

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Both of these are less than 3 hours on audio so I should make it through them pretty quickly. I will also be reading the group read, Only For A Night by Naima Simone.

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This past week was my first weekend back to being an online student, and the amount of reading as a History student is insane. I am very much looking forward to some reading for pleasure this weekend. Let me know what you’re hoping to get to, and anything you’d recommend I give a try.

xo.

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What I’m Currently Reading

Hey Friends! It is Friday and I hope you’ve had a great week. I unfortunately work this weekend, so I’m not sure how much I will get read but these are the books that I will be going into the weekend reading.

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I have been listening to The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata on audiobook from the Audible Romance package. It took me a few chapters to get into this book but now I’m loving it. This book is making me smile, I’ve giggled while driving, laughed out loud a few times and am finding myself completely swooning over the love interest Aidan.

Plot Summary:

Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked.

For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable.

What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?

This book has some pretty good reviews on Goodreads and when I asked for recommendations on the Summer Romance 2018 Bingo Group I am participating in, a majority of the recommendations were for this book. Up to the part that I’m at, I feel like this book deserves the hype that it gets. I’m really enjoying it.

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I am currently halfway through The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and wow, this book is living all the way up to the hype that it is getting.

Plot Summary:

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…

This book has had my emotions all over the freaking place! I feel like Mariana Zapata is doing an excellent job of putting you in the mind of the main character Stella, who lives with Aspergers. There have been scenes that had me on the edge of my seat because Stella is such an honest person because she doesn’t know how to be any other way, so some scenes are a little intense! I love the love interest, Michael, he is falling hard for Stella and I am totally here for it.

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Lastly, I am currently reading a vintage romance! I say vintage, but this book was published in the year 2000 and that is Enchanted Crossings by Anne Avery, Madeline Baker and Kathleen Morgan.

Plot Summary:

This classic anthology includes three romances by popular authors. In these stories, a Lakota warrior defies the boundaries of life to claim a beauty, a pilot and a dreamer on faraway planets learn that passion can bridge the heavens, and a dazzling temptress uses her powers to open a stellar portal and the heart of a reluctant warrior.

I am currently on the first story in this collection, Heart of the Hunter and it is SO GOOD. I love when a story has a little bit of a paranormal twist to it. The main character Kelly  inherits the home and land that has been in her family since her Grandfather purchased it. Kelly’s Grandfather told her prior to dying that on the land there is a cave with the body of a Native American warrior laying to rest in it, and with his body a bag of gold. Kelly locates the body and is surprised he is still basically in tact and shortly after starts seeing a man out of the corner of her eye and feeling a presence around her.

To be honest, I didn’t know how I would feel about this story. It appears that once upon a time there was a romance craze where stories were written with a Native American love interest and white heroine and the used book store I go to has boxes and boxes of them. I was hesitant at first to give them a try–I didn’t want to read anything crazy and disrespectful, but so far with the first story I’m reading, I am really enjoying it!

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Those are my 3 current reads. Let me know what you are currently in the middle of reading, Friends! Have you read any of my current reads? What were your thoughts on them? I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll chat with you soon!

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