HELLO FRIENDS, HOPE YOU GUYS ARE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND, I AM BACK WITH THE WHAT WHO WRITES IS READING SEGMENT, AND THIS WEEK I HAVE LEONA WINDWALKER, AND BOY DOES SHE HAVE A GREAT POST FOR US! SHE PICKED 8 BOOKS, SO I AM GONNA DO IT A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY, I WILL PUT THE COVER AND BOOK LINK UP, AND HER POST ABOUT EACH BOOK UNDER IT! IF I HAVE REVIEWED THE BOOK, I WILL PUT THE LINK TO MY REVIEW UNDER THE BUY LINK, AND WILL PUT MY LINKS TO LEONA'S REVIEWS I HAVE DONE AT THE END! ENJOY FRIENDS: HERE IS LEONA'S INITIAL POST:
First I'd like to thank Bike Book Reviews for inviting little ol' me here to talk your ear off about what I've been reading. I have always loved reading and truth be told, more often than not I have to have something I'm reading pried out of my hands to do whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing. Bedtime and my other half wants us to “just go to sleep, damn it?” Yup, my Kindle with it's little light more likely than not is making a wee glow in the darkness as I just have to finish this page, which somehow becomes the next chapter. Ditto for waiting for the laundry to finish washing, or just sitting down to have a quick cup of coffee, or anything else. I even have to stop myself and promise that I can reward myself with reading time AFTER I make my word count writing goal for the day. I'll admit I was that kid who had to read all the signs we passed, the ceral boxes on the table, and even once when staying the night at a relative's who had nothing else I could easily just pick up to read, I read a dictionary I found.
My reading moods tend to vary and now that I get to read my choice of books, I go through phases. Lately I've been going through a reading routine where I choose a contemporary romance, then a sci fi, then a contemporary, then a fantasy, and so on. I admit I like to delve dep into the stacks when looking so can be found choosing titles from Amazon from authors I've never heard of before, to back list titles from popular authors, to re-reading old favourites. Here's a sampling of what I've read over the past month:
STILL WATERS: F.E. FEELEY JR.:
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Still Waters by F.E. Feeley- I adore this man's contemporary spooky suspense stories. I wouldn't call them horror as there's nothing horrific at all, but plenty of chills and thrills with just the right seasoning of romance. I love how this and each of his stories in his Human Wraiths series look at that which makes us human and the emotions that drive us.
UNDER GLASS: REBECCA COHEN:
Under Glass by Rebecca Cohen- This was a sci fi story that simply blew me away. You don't have to like spaceships and aliens to love this. I was reminded of the planet builders in Hitchhiker's Guide in a way, but this is not a comedy. Instead, it's a story of self discovery and love. Simply wonderful.
POWER PLAY 1 & 2 BY CAT GRANT AND RACHEL HAIMOWITZ:
The two Power Play novels by Cat Grant and Rachel Haimowitz- Not for the faint at heart (the scene with the electro-shock coffin even made me pause so I could clear my head), this is a love story but between two very stubborn men, one of whom is a sadist of the BDSM variety. All play is safe, sane, and consensual and written by two folks in the lifestyle, so if you're looking for a good hard BDSM novel, this may tickle your fancy.
THE OTHER SIDE OF WINTER: G.B. GORDON:
The Other Side of Winter by G.B. Gordon- This is the sequel to Santuario. Now, this is a curious mix. It's sci fi as it's set on a colony world, but it reads as contemporary as their tech and lifestyle are not that far removed from our own in many ways. Just enough “other” to give it distinct flavour. It's realistic and it falls under mystery/suspense as the two MCs work crime (homicide in the case of Santuario). It deals with the crime, the two men trying to build on their fledgeling relationship, and also changes coming to their world as they work to end a sort of class stratification. Both books get a hearty two thumbs up from me.
SPELLBOUND: JACOB Z. FLORES:
Spellbound by Jacob Flores- This was something a little different from this author. It's NA for one thing and for another, it's fantasy. I fell in love with his contemporary world filled with warlocks and witches and his spin on vampires. Lovely coming of age tale that explores self perception, first sexual romantic relationships, and personal responsibility. He did an ace job and I am hoping there will be more of these.
DOWN and DIRTY: RHYS FORD:
Down and Dirty by Rhys Ford- I'm going to just say it here. I have this author on my “Oh My God, They Have a new book And If I don't Read It, I'm Gonna Die” list.
KLAXON AT THE CORE: TAYLR ANDOR
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Klaxon at the Core by Tayla Andor- This is the sequel to Signal To Noise and it really filled my appetite for some sci fi with alien baddies, hot guys, romance, and lots and lots of action (and not just the sexy kind!).
WELL HOLY CRAP, THE 7 I HAVEN'T READ SOUND AMAZING, AND I KNOW THE ONE I HAVE REVIEWED WAS, AND THESE ARE AWESOME AUTHORS YOU WROTE ABOUT, THANKS LEONA (DIGS IN POCKET BOOK FOR CREDIT CARD), I THANK YOU BUT MY BANK ACCOUNT DOESN'T ;P! HERE ARE THE LINKS TO THE REVIEWS I HAVE DONE FOR LEONA:
THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME FOR THIS EDITION OF WHAT WHO WRITES IS READING, AND THANKS LEONA FOR THIS AWESOME POST!