Title: O Come All Ye Sinners anthology
Hellraisers Reckoning by Amo Jones
A gathering of the best and brightest across three series of her books there are snippets in here frim some of my favourite Amo characters.
A smidge from Miles (Yep, he’s still mine), Ade and the Sinful Souls, Phoebe and the twins. This literally had me laughing out loud in my living room, despite the sadness, there’s some hilarious moments.
Looking forward to the next instalment, will definitely look to do a ‘re read!
Hollow Heart by Anne Malcolm
I loved this little story! I haven’t read any of the Sons of Templar books but you really don’t need to. I might go back and read them at some point because the guys seem really awesome!
This certainly has a dramatic starting point, one that grabs you and keeps the pages turning! It’s a fantastic addition to the authors repertoire and has her clear and consistent flow and style.
I love the super alpha hero and the non heroine that doesn’t need saving. Sometimes you just have to save yourself. That’s not to say that having someone to come home to doesn’t make a difference.
It’s not exactly a fun and flirty story, there’s lots of death and ghosts in the closet, but it is perfect for these characters and it’s done really well!
Author: LA Fiore and Anthony Dwayne
I really liked the characters in this book. Rutledge is distant, brash and fiercely protective, he has a heart of gold but has been hurt and let down badly in the past.
Peyton is light and easy going, a random drunk act changes her destiny but she’s happy to roll with the punches. She has an appetite to match mine and she’s definitely my kinda girl.
The story twists and turns, it’s intriguing and keeps the pages turning. I love old buildings so her desire to renovate really struck a cord with me, I really enjoyed her passion and attention to detail.
I completely get why Rut struggled so much letting go of his past; good and bad, and the process he goes through are real and well put together.
I struggled a bit with the ending. Personally, I think the last twist is just too far and I don’t think it adds a lot to the story. I liked it better without, but that’s just me and it clearly fits what the authors had in mind.
That being said this is a great book; solid story, fantastic characters, some seriously hot chemistry and amazing sex scenes. I’m talking red hot hot hot sex scenes, and lots of it! Definately a thumbs up and a recommendation from me.
Title: One More Night
Author: Max Henry
This is the first in a group of standalone contemporary mini stories by Max Henry.
This certainly is called a RED HOT READ for a reason! It is not the deep, dark, gritty words that I’m used to from Max Henry but it certainly has her usual hot chemistry and hang on to your panties sex scenes. I mean, seriously, I needed a smoke after just reading it 🤣
Corinne and Jordan are fantastic. His hot alpha ass exudes confidence and swagger and the beigeness of her life calls out for the crazy life he lives.
There is a lot of build up for him bringing her into his world, tests she needs to pass and the hush hush nature of his work only for him to let her in and explain all at the drop of a hat. But then sometimes love is a little like that.
This could have quite easily become a full length novel if she had wanted but I like it’s more quirky nature. It’s taking life a little easy and flying by the seat of its pants, just like Corrine!
Title: Too Good Girl
Author: Eleanor Lloyd-Jones
Okay, I’m just going to put this out there, I didn’t like it. I started and stopped this a few times before I managed to get all the way through but this one wasn’t for me.
This is absolutely not my experience of grief, and I’ve experienced a lot of it unfortunately. Maybe that tainted the reading experience for this one.
I found Syrah to be really wet. There’s no rationale or explanation for finding herself homeless at 16, there’s no rhyme or reason for the guilt she carried from her father’s death and she goes down the rabbit hole despite what happened with her dad, and her mum.
Jack finally pulled his socks up and grew a pair somewhere around 2/3rd of the way into the book. I loved his viewpoint and the bigger picture he was able to shed over the story, it helped to put a few things into perspective. But I like my men more alpha than this.
That being said, the writing is smooth and the story well paced. I’d definately try this author again as it might just be a touchy subject for me.
Author: Amo Jones
Another fabulous book from Amo Jones.
I was trying to explain to my husband about this book … I said, I don’t think it’s that dark, like some of her other stuff … i mean, well there’s this, and then this, and that happened but he offered her first there. And well, erm, yeah okay so maybe I need to reconsider my definition of dark or just accept that it kinda just is lol
Manik is fantastic, he’s a little bit like what would happen if Raze (The Devil’s Own MC) and Bishop (Elite Kings) had a baby. Razes’ crazy side mixed with Bishops’ cold calculated detachment, a dash of Russian and a whole heap of hip hop and you’ve got it.
This book will take you on a crazy ride. Just when you think you’ve got it, she throws another curve ball in there and keeps you guessing right to the very end. It’s wonderfully written and well paced, the characters are crazy and amazing. I really enjoyed it and if you like dark crazy books you will too!
Title: Such Violent Delights
Author: mixed anthology
I only read Dyavol by Amo Jones and Buried Destiny by Anne Malcolm and both were absolutely brilliant!
An amazing snippet back into the paranormal world with Sophie and Isla; the world’s best witch/ vampire combination. Sophie is fantastic, this was fantastic and I can’t wait to see what chaos she will create in the next book.
A confusing and exciting start to Amo Jones’ first PNR book and I’m really looking forward to seeing where she takes that!
There are lots of other snippets in this book and hopefully I’ll go back and read some of them at some pointbut snippets aren’t really my thing so I’ll need to make sure there’s time to follow up with the full sized books surrounding them 🙂
Well … I’ve been thinking about Books quite a bit recently, but not so much reading or writing about books.
It’s a pretty difficult time of year for me, we’ve got lots of amazing birthdays in a two week space. But as well as remembrance day we also have the anniversary of my dad and my husband’s grandad passing.
This year marks 10 years and I don’t know why that feels so significant but it does. I was expecting his birthday last year to be significant as it would have been his 60th, but no that came and went in its usual fashion. This year though, ever thing has just felt hard, so so hard.
So, with that being said, I’m struggling to throw myself into anything book wise. I’ve got some smashing books downloaded ready for when I’m a bit more like it but I’m really hesitant to throw myself into too much right now.
Things are coming along beautifully for the reader event next October; Behind the Books, and the response from authors is wonderful. I’m hoping we can get some more reader interest drummed up and coming along with us 🙂