Reflections on three standout authors whose work I read in 2017 - TJ Klune, KJ Charles and Santino Hassell.
There’s so much to love about Aqua Follies. It's a romance novel with depth and complexity at both the emotional and historical (1950s) level.
So the final reading tally for the year is 242 novels and novellas, of which 204 were new (clearly I got some reading done in the last week or so, some of them 'holiday stories'). I was going to write a single post about my favourites from the year, but I had too much to … Continue reading Reading highlights from 2016 – part 3
Climbing out of my post-Christmas stupor (and read-a-thon), it's time for the second installment of my annual reading highlights. You can read January-April highlights in the previous post. This post will cover May-August. Once again, all the highlights are from the m/m romance genre. May This month is noteworthy for the discovery of Roan Parrish, … Continue reading Reading highlights from 2016 – part 2
Gosh. How many books have I read this year? (So far 235 books and novellas, of which 198 were new and 37 were re-reads... and still counting.) My inner bookworm continues to devour and my finger continues to madly one-click. In fact, there's been more one-clicking, because someone introduced me to bookbub. Bookbub is a … Continue reading Reading highlights from 2016 – part 1
Seven Summer Nights is another wonderful novel from Harper Fox — a complex weave of archeological and mythological mystery, the after-effects of war and post-traumatic stress, and a passionate love story. This book filled me with wonder and fear and horror and joy as we follow the story of Rufus Denby, a celebrated archaeologist and … Continue reading Seven Summer Nights – Book Review
Priddy's Tale is another gorgeous love story from Harper Fox. It's a fantastical tale about a lost young guy who lives in a Cornish lighthouse and falls in love with a merman. I love this story so much. It's told in a fairy tale style -- which isn't usually my thing, because I prefer a … Continue reading Priddy’s Tale: book review
It turns out that April is World Autism Awareness Month (and World Autism Awareness Day was on 2 April) and it so happens that I've recently read some wonderful novels featuring main characters with autism. I know there are many important autobiographies and memoirs written by people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but I have … Continue reading Three romances featuring characters with autism
To start with, I want to say the Captive Prince trilogy is now probably one of my top five fantasy series ever -- just for sheer emotional power. After finishing Kings Rising (the third book, just released) last night, I feel wrung-out and satiated all at once. I'm in a post-novel fug (it's over, I … Continue reading My thoughts on Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat
Well. Another year of obsessive reading. In fact MORE obsessive reading than the previous year. Did I say I was going to ease back? In the past year, I read 128 new novels/novellas, again mainly in the m/m romance genre. This is more than twice as many books as 2014. It was a year when … Continue reading Reading highlights from 2015