I’ve been bad at keeping track of what I’ve read this month. I usually try to write the titles down, so I don’t forget, but this month I haven’t. Therefore I’ve just spent some time scrolling through my kindle app, another reader app, and my library app to see what I’ve been up to 😄
A Penny for Your Thoughts by K.L. Noone
This is so cute. It’s a short little story and I love Averet’s shop, it’s a place where I’d love to sit in a corner and just watch. Cosy and fun!
Morgen Hob spends his days traveling the kingdom, collecting dangerous magical artifacts and bringing them to his local magician for disposal. He’s good with his hands and good at his profession … but not very good at telling Averet how he feels.
Averet Coral, newest magician in the kingdom of Lea, likes helping people. He likes inventing magical toys and solving puzzles. And he definitely likes the shy, kindhearted, heroic artifact hunter who keeps bringing him new challenges. He knows what he wants … but he’s less sure about Morgen’s feelings.
But when Morgen’s latest find comes with a truth-telling curse, Morgen and Averet will have to admit their hidden desires.
Chiaroscuro by Jenna Jones
This is a reread and I blogged about it over at Holly’s blog, so if you want to know more, hop on over there. It’s no longer available, I’m afraid, but I’m glad I have a copy.
Jamie Makepeace isn’t sure what to do with his work or his love life. Laid off at his job and at odds with his ultra-conservative boyfriend, Micah, he’s searching for something to fill the empty spots. When he meets Ben Gallagher, a cake decorator, Jamie knows he’s found a friend. Taking a chance, Jamie turns to art for his new career, and Ben becomes his muse. He creates an entire show based on the man who is always there for him. The problem with Ben is that he’s been hurt by love in the past, and might not be willing to risk his friendship with Jamie for something more. Can Ben get past his fear and see that all that Jamie has to offer before it’s too late?
Twisted Pretty Things by Ariana Nash
This is the first book in the Shadows of London series, and I’ve looked at the covers of these books soo many times. I’m a cover shopper. I usually read the first and maybe the second sentence of the blurb, then you’ve lost me. I hate blurbs – both to write and to read – so I do my book-buying from covers and bad reviews. 2-star reviews sell books, believe me!
But about this book. I loved the world, I liked Dom and the others working at Kempthorne & Co, what I didn’t like as much was that I wanted the love affair to be with Alexander, not with Kage. Still an awesome book, but I sort of hoped Kage would disappear, so the second book could focus on more important things LOL
Something wicked is moving in the shadows of London…
In the underground world of glitzy illegal auctions, fast cars, and stolen magical artifacts, John “Dom” Domenici knows he’s out of his depth. But he needs the job at Kempthorne & Co like he needs to breathe. The alternative—going back to the organized crime gangs of London’s East End—is unthinkable.
So when Alexander Kempthorne, boss of Kempthorne & Co Artifact Retrieval Agency, wants him on a special case to track down an illegal artifact dealer, Dom can’t say no.
It shouldn’t matter that Kempthorne’s world is full of deadly secrets. It shouldn’t matter that the billionaire is sexy as sin, and it really shouldn’t matter how there’s an American agent stalking Dom, an American who knows more than he should about Dom’s case, including the real reason Alexander Kempthorne hired Dom.
The only thing that really matters to Dom is solving the case and finding the artifact dealer. Because there are worse things in London than a conflicted billionaire and a trigger-happy American. Something wicked is stalking London’s streets, and if Dom doesn’t stop it, its shadows will rise and consume them all.
Mate of Mine by Megs Pritchard
This is the first book in the Rescue Inc. series, and it’s a reread. I didn’t mean to reread it. I went to bed early one night and wanted something to read, but scrolling through my kindle app, there was nothing I had the energy to start, and I was in the mood for a little fated-mate love. I like the first half of this book, then it loses me a little, but considering I’ve read it twice now…
A new twist in the paranormal world where vampires and humans coexist.
Is human Jeremy willing to take a chance on vampire Donnie?
Having escaped an abusive relationship, Jeremy Sutton has learned the hard way that you can only rely on yourself. Just as he was getting his life back on track, it’s thrown into chaos: first by a flood and then by the person who rescues him.
It was just another rescue mission for Donnie Smith, a vampire, until his eyes met Jeremy’s. He’d finally found his mate but convincing Jeremy to trust him was harder than he thought. After everything Jeremy had suffered, he wasn’t willing to be hurt again.
Time and patience allow’s their relationship to deepen and finally move forward, but someone from Jeremy’s past threatens to destroy everything.
Tinsel Fish by Harper Fox
This is the second book in the Tyack & Frayne series, the first being Once Upon a Haunted Moor that I read a little while back. A nice little paranormal mystery. Dangerous spirits are always fun, right?
Christmas in a Cornish seaside town, bright lights and a hot new romance to ward off the winter storms… What could be finer? But Gideon and Lee’s first festive season together is shockingly interrupted when Lee tries to rid a client’s home of a malevolent presence. The ritual goes wrong, and in its aftermath Lee is strangely altered. As well as dealing with the changes in his lover, Gideon has a sinister thread to follow, linking the haunted house with disappearances among the homeless people of Falmouth.
Can love withstand what looks like a case of possession? As the darkest night of the year comes down, Gideon finds himself locked in a battle to restore his lover’s soul.