Whilst I love blogging the reviews of books I’ve really enjoyed, I wanted to add more fun to the site, so I’m planning on joining in with blog memes whenever I can. Devouring Books hosts a weekly meme on your top 5 of a given category. This week’s challenge, as the title states, is to feature 5 books with a colour in their title. So without further ado I shall share mine.
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White Rabbit (The Rise) by London Miller
To be honest I could have included the entire series so far, which consists of White Rabbit (The Rise), White Rabbit (The Fall), Black Swan and Red Herring (I guess Dark Horse doesn’t really count!) This is a super twisty, romantic suspense full of intrigue, lies, secrets and powerplays. A story so complex that it leaves you spell bound. Karina, aka Belladonna, and Uilleam, The Kingmaker, were side characters in a previous series (The Den of Mercenaries). In fact this series both precedes, overlaps and continues beyond that one. Whilst any necessary back story is included in The Kingmaker Saga, I do highly recommend reading the Den series too.
There is still one more book to come in this story that spans more than a decade and it can’t come soon enough for me.
The Black Prince by Ariana Nash
A dark MM fantasy romance, where a lost-soul shape shifting dragon falls in love with a rebellious elf. This is book #4 of the Silk & Steel series, though can be read stand alone. It’s a book that is chock full of passion, an enemies-to-lovers tale of finding forgiveness and redemption. Set on a post apocalyptic Earth that bears little resemblance to the technological world we know today, this book reminds me of those epic fantasy reads of the 80’s and 90’s. The days of David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, Katherine Kerr, Andre Norton etc. where a small rag tag band of good guys battle the forces of evil.
Blue Balls by RC Boldt
The next featured book is a rom-com, something this author does really well, though sadly she has moved away from writing them recently. This is a couple that have the hots for each other, but fate, destiny, karma, call her what you will, seems determined to keep things strictly G-rated between them. There are plenty of laughs to be had along the way and a darn good story to enjoy whilst waiting for Sarah and Jack to not only finally do the deed, but to find the HEA too.
Green (Clashing Colors) by Elin Peer
A wonderful tale of opposites attracting, Green was my introduction to this author and firmly cemented her on my must read list. Whilst it’s the third book in a series, each story can be read individually and features a new couple. Elin Peer is one of those writers who touches your heart, engages your emotions and takes you on a journey with her incredible writing. A former personal coach she understands the human psyche in a way few others seem to do, allowing her to create not incredibly believable characters and situations but also stories that you just can’t say no to.
Red by Measha Stone
Part of the Ever After series, Red is a steamy tale of domination and submission which contains spanking, BDSM type play and a CONSENSUAL power exchange, though some may view it as more dubious consent in nature. It contains one feisty, fiery red-headed heroine and one very alpha anti-hero. The sparks fly in this battle of wills, it’s certainly a heck of a lot steamier and sexier than the fairy tale it is loosely based on.
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
- Tag the original post – which can be found here.
- Tag 5 people – now if I could get my blog to do this I would, but at the moment I’m struggling with this one.