#IMWAYR It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading 2021 Week #4

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a wonderful place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be, reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! Everyone is welcome. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn over at The Book Date.

It’s been another snowy weekend in the UK. Because we only get a small amount it thaws and then freezes, leading to some very icy conditions on the roads and pavements. It’s also affected Covid vaccinations in some areas, which is the last thing we need in the UK at the moment. Some of the snowfall is on top of flooding, so hopefully it takes a while to thaw otherwise homeowners and businesses are in for a rough time.



We had a sparrowhawk visit the garden over the weekend, which would explain why the small garden birds were absent! My daughter also joined with us on our Sunday walk, the snow just started to fall again as we got close to home. It’s lovely to see but not so great to get caught out in.

Books Read Last Week

So I actually started reading a different book to the two I highlighted last week as currently reading. Something to do with falling off the arc wagon and signing up for a few books.

I stalled a little with first book I started reading, so I switched to this one since it fitted with a challenge I’m taking part in over on Goodreads.

I also beta read the first 10 000 words or so of a book by one of my favourite authors.

Currently Reading

I’m not quite sure which one I’m going to dive into today, though I am halfway through Terrestrial Magic. However I want to have a review for Finding Her Luck ready for release day.

Upcoming Reads

I hope to have at least one of these read by next week, but then I hoped to have read Chaos and Retreat already, so who knows.

That’s my reading week. How does yours look?

Forbidden Flame by Alison Aimes

Forbidden Flame by Alison Aimes ignites on February 8th. 


But you can get a taste of the heat now!  

PREORDER TODAY:
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BLURB:
He’s out for revenge. She’s out to escape. Neither intends to fall in love.

His instructions are simple: do not open the bag.

To escape exile and enact revenge, crime boss Magnus Avitus agrees to play the part of errand boy. But when the volatile package he’s been tasked with delivering begins to squirm, he has to take a peek.

He never expects to come face-to-face with her. Or to have everything inside him roar “mine.”

Her plans are simple: escape the bag and those intent on using her.

But when omega Amora Rose’s prison is unpacked before she can free herself, she is claimed by ferocious, scarred warlord who makes her heart whisper “mine.”

Except she has a secret that’s about to send all their simple plans up in flames.

Forbidden Flame is a scorching-hot, standalone novella in the Dark Mafia Omegaverse Fated-Mates world of the Ruthless Warlords series.
Like the other stories in this world it contains:
A ruthless alien mafia boss
A strong heroine
A fated omega bond
Plenty of hot omegaverse action
And an epic romance that proves forbidden love can triumph over hate.

If you like your love stories DARK and KNOTTED for Valentine’s Day, Forbidden Flame will heat you up and leave you oh-so-satisfied. There is no cliffhanger, and a HOT happily-ever-after is guaranteed.  

About Alison

Alison Aimes is the award-winning author of the sexy sci-fi romance series the Condemned as well as the sizzling contemporary romance Billionaire Bad Boys series.

A romance junkie with a PhD in Modern History, she’s an all over the map kind of woman who has always had a love for dramatic stories and great books, no matter the era. Now, she’s creating her own stories full of intrigue and passion, but always with a happy-ever-after ending.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, two kids, and her dog. When not in front of the computer, she can be found hanging with family and friends, hiking, trying to turn herself into a pretzel through yoga, listening to a fabulous TED talk, or, last but not least, sitting on the couch imagining her characters’ next great adventures.


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#SixForSunday – Books in 2021

#SixForSunday – Books you’re excited for in 2021

Whilst I could cobble together 6 books that will be released in 2021 that I am excited about, I want to make my focus about 6 books I OWN and am excited to read. Along with expanding my reading by introducing new genres and attempting to include non-fiction amongst my book choices, I want to get through a good number of books that I have bought but not read yet.

Witches Bane by Pippa Dacosta – Urban Fantasy
The Con Artist by Kitty Thomas – Dark Romance
Chosen by KF Breene – Fantasy
Last Ship Off Polaris-G by Carol Van Natta – Space Opera
Rules of Engagement by Lily White – Dark Romantic Suspense
Star Kingdom by Lindsay Buroker – Science Fiction

So those are my six picks – which books are on your TBR or radar for 2021?

// REVIEW \\ Sin & Lightning

Sin & Lightning
(Demigod of San Francisco #5)
by K.F. Breene

This left me on such a high that I can’t wait to start the next book – though I’m equally gutted that it’s the last one in the series. I’m not sure if I’m ready to let Lexi, Kieran, Bria, the Six, Daisy and Mordecai go just yet. I was captivated from the first line to the last, sneaking reads in any spare moment I had and reading late into the night to finish it. Of course I instantly regretted not taking my time to savour each moment, regretted not stretching the reading experience out as long as possible. I could live in this world, would live in this world given half a chance.

“Just wait until you consent to taking those cats around with you.” Harding murmured, finally looking away. “You’ll take strange to a whole new level. Death on a pale horse is for losers – give me a cat lady in her pajamas any day. You can ride next to Poseidon’s Demigod on his goldfish steed.”

The complexities of the plot and the sudden twists held me spellbound, every single reveal was totally plausible but I never found myself guessing them because is a master of misdirection, having me look in totally the wrong direction. Lexi’s realisation regarding the “shadow man” at the end was a real shocker, as was the unexpected pronouncement/promise by Magnus. Every mention of Jack still breaks my heart a little and I’m still holding out for some kind of miracle on that one.


I really felt the love between Kieran and Lexi in this one, it was shown in so many little ways. Subtle hints, small gestures, passing touches all built a picture of utter devotion. My favourite scenes were always those that included Daisy and Mordecai, the latter was a little sidelined and I needed more of him, but this pair light up every scene they are in. We also get to meet some great new characters and some heinous villains, all of whom add depth and richness to the story.

“Stop talking or no more phone,” I said through clenched teeth.
“I’m already on phone restriction.”
“Then no more allowance. No more money. Or nice things.”
“Just tell her you’ll pick out her clothes for a week – that’ll shut her up,” Mordecai said.
Dylan looked slightly bewildered. We could derail anyone.

Fast paced, exciting and jam packed with a tumultuous range of emotions I don’t think this book could have been any better.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Urban Fantasy

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49291451-sin-lightning

One thing has become incredibly clear to Alexis and Kieran, if they hope to last in the arena of Demigods, they’ll need a more robust defense team.
They must take two incredibly dangerous journeys, seeking the prized talents other Demigods would kill for. Except, there is a reason other Demigods don’t have these magical workers–they are as ruthless as they are dangerous, and the last thing they want is to be on a Demigod’s team.
If that isn’t enough, Alexis has received an invitation from Demigod Lydia, the only Hades Demigod who hasn’t openly declared war. She’s talking like they could be allies, but those of Hades cannot be trusted. A trap is just as likely as a handshake. Still, it’s a chance they must take.

Any one of these trips could be their last, but to back down would be the most dangerous of all.

Never Stop Sales Blitz with USA Today Bestselling Author, Kimberly Knight

Title: Never Stop
Author: Kimberly Knight

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

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Blurb: 

From USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Knight, comes book three in her heartfelt and sexy Halo series.

Inspired by a True Story.



The girl on the cruise ship stole his heart …
The guy on the cruise ship took her breath away …
After being diagnosed with a rare tumor, Brooke has survived surgery and radiation and is now excited to share her future with Easton. Planning her fairy tale wedding and dreaming of a home filled with beautiful children is a dream come true.
But not everything goes as planned.
Will Easton lose another wife or will his Superwoman be the fighter he knows she is?

Book Links: 
Universal: https://books2read.com/u/4DgaEP

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32981317-never-stop

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Author Bio:
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.

When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.

Author Links: 
Amazon: https://amzn.to/32e315K
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/515767.Kimberly_Knight
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKKnight/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kimberly-knight
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Website: https://authorkimberlyknight.com/
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Chaos and other C Words Cover Reveal with May Sage

Title: Chaos and other C Words

Author: May Sage

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Model: Tommy

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

Cover Designer: Sylvia Frost of The Book Brander Boutique

Publication Date: May 27th, 2021

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Giveaway – http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/128c0b31334/

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Blurb:
Leigh

Spoiled princesses aren’t equipped to survive in the City.

After years in a gilded cage, I thought all I needed was freedom. Turns out I need to pay bills, learn how to use a vacuum cleaner, and remember to water the plants. 

I’m a mess. And every time I fail, he’s here to watch me. To laugh at me. 

He’s smart, successful, and the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen. 

But if I let him, Cole Knightley is going to break me.

Cole

She wasn’t part of the plan. 

Settling down with a perfect Stepford wife is all I need to put my past behind me and cement my reputation as a powerful businessman. 

Everywhere I turn, Leigh is stumbling, ready to fall to pieces. She needs a prince charming, and I’m the devil in a custom suit.

Too bad for her, all she’s got is me. I’ll save her, but I have a price she’ll pay night after night.

Even if I destroy my soul—and hers.

Book Links: 
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Author Bio:
May Sage is a geek, who much prefers getting lost in fictional world than dealing with reality. She’s been writing since she was eight. As a little girl, everyone told her becoming an author was practically impossible, but she’s a Capricorn, so she turned around and said “watch me.”

She has various fur babies—a German Shepherd, two savannahs, and an adorable something-or-other with puppy dog eyes. 

Her greatest aspiration is writing characters that make people want to throw their books at walls and wail in despair, or laugh hard enough to consider reading as an abs workout.

Author Links:
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14166772.May_Sage
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maysage.author
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maysageauthor/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/may-sage
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Website: https://www.maysageauthor.com/

Friday Book Blogger Hop


What are we discussing today?

Well Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer has asked the question

“Do you own more than one eBook reader?”

I only have the one ereader and as such am held hostage by Amazon. However I have just inherited my daughters old iphone, so I am considering the option of buying ebooks elsewhere. B&N and Kobo aren’t as much of a “thing” in the UK. Plus I don’t think my poor brain would cope if I had several ereaders, I’d never know which one a particular book was on.

At various times I have used the kindle app on an android phone, as well as my PC, but they have always been as a supplement rather than a replacement for my kindle. In fact the very idea of my ereader going kaput feels like the stuff of nightmares. I’ve had it just over 5 years now and am worried about how many more years I can expect from it.

Do you have more than 1 ereader? Join in and let us know!

// REVIEW \\ Sin & Spirit

Sin & Spirit
(Demigod of San Francisco #4)
by K.F. Breene

Sometimes you just don’t know whether you want to hug an author or punch them!


I’ve just re-read this, in preparation for reading books #5 and 6. I have to say that everything I wrote in my last review is totally true still. The only thing I could clearly recall was the “consequences” of Jack’s actions during the big fight scene. And it still gutted me even though I was totally prepared for the heartbreak. An amazing book and an even more amazing series.


Original Review –
Not only does K.F. Breene crow bar a humongous amount of plot, funnies, smexy time, action and adventure into this book, she also throws a huge side serving of heart break into it too. It’s one of those books that you shouldn’t start reading just before bedtime, because there is NO WAY you will be able to put it down after only reading a few chapters. No sir-ee, once started this book will sink it’s claws into you so deeply that you won’t want to put it back down until you have read and savoured every single word.


Kieran, Alexis, Daisy, Mordecai and all the other amazing characters that inhabit this world, both real and spirit based are all absolutely amazing. There are so many different people and each one has their own distinct and unique voice in the book. Some are likeable, others immensely loveable, whilst a handful are vile and despicable beings but they all have depth and personality by the bucket full.


I never know where the story will take me, I never even begin to suspect what surprised are in store and what curve balls will be thrown in my direction. I do know that I will love every moment of it, even when I hate what is happening, even when my emotions are being stomped on, because the writing is so fantastic and the story so amazing that I can’t help myself.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Urban FAntasy

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48570608-sin-spirit

Kieran has stepped up to take his place as the ruler of magical San Francisco. As his girlfriend, that unfortunately means I’m under the magnifying glass. Everything I do is noticed, from how I act to how I style my hair. Most notably, of course, is how little I know about my magic.
The Hades Demigods want me on their team, and they don’t plan to ask nicely. Kieran and I are both under fire. They will kill him to get to me, and they’ll take me by force if necessary. It is essential I learn more of my magic.
With no other options, I do what scares me the most – I summon the last Spirit Walker to help train me. Except, he’s a loose cannon with looser morals and learning spirit is treacherous. I might evade the Demigods only to be lost in spirit forever.

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Star-Crossed Dragons Pre-Order Blitz with Chris Cannon

Star-Crossed Dragons

by Chris Cannon

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Publication Date: February 1st, 2021

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

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Blurb: 

Ice-princess, Sara Sinclair, is the most un-Blue Blue Dragon of her Clan. And now her parents signed a marriage contract to an absolute asshat. Sara has no interest in being one half of a snobby Blue power couple. In fact, all she can dream about is biting her obnoxious fiancé’s head off and burying him in the garden. Since that can’t happen, her future seems like a lost cause, until she meets Ian, a fire-breathing Red Dragon—who is everything her fiancé is not.

Now Sara’s jumped from the frying pan into the fire because dating outside of your Clan is against Directorate law. Ian could be thrown in jail or executed without a trial. But now that she knows what love feels like, she can’t imagine being with anyone else.

Talk about a rock and a hard place…  

Book Links: 

Universal: https://books2read.com/u/boDxaZ

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/56614673-star-crossed-dragons

Author Bio:
Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts. 

She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at
www.chriscannonauthor.com.


Author Links: 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8285334.Chris_Cannon
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccannonauthor
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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/chris-cannon

Wednesday Shelf Control – 2021

Shelf Control
Week #3

I’ve already read TWO books this year that have been on my TBR for ages (in fact they had been on my ereader for the same amount of time too.) I succumbed to temptation and downloaded a couple of arcs from Netgalley, which really isn’t going to help me work on that TBR, but thankfully one has quite a long reading date on it. So after I’ve finished my current read I will get back to my TBR clearance project. Depending on my mood that will involve reading one of the following books. Some have been on my kindle longer than others but all of them are on that mountainous TBR list.

Star Kingdom Box Set by Lindsay Buroker

Witches Bane (Soul Eater #2) by Pippa DaCosta

Badass Brats Box Set by Cari SIlverwood, Sorcha Black and Leia Shaw

What are you hoping to read from your TBR list?