Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want To Read This Summer

Top Ten Tuesday – Freebie Week

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This weeks prompt wasn’t a prompt – it was a free choice week. So I’m going to tackle my ever growing TBR list, large enough to fill a library.

OK so we’re quite a way into summer, here in the Northern Hemisphere, so I’m stretching this out to August and September. I’ve got a TBR list of purchased and free books that mean I wouldn’t need to buy a book for another two years and still wouldn’t get them all read. So over the next 2 months I want to read the following books, although I have to confess that the last two are ones I don’t own yet but have been promising to read for a while now.

1. Devious Resolutions

GLAM yourself up and get ready for Dinner at Midnight as twelve of your favorite dark authors take you on a wild ride for New Year’s. When a Good Boy shows his Aberrant Desires for Delicious Deviance, and being a Chew Toy can fulfill a wild fantasy.
Step into the role of being a Muse that comes from decadent Champagne Dreams. Get enticed into being Bait as you enjoy the show of the Hung. And when all is said and done, prepare to end your night with a tempting Bang, Bang.
Devious Resolutions: A Dark M/M Anthology.

2. The Con Artist by Kitty Thomas

Saskia Roth is the stereotypical starving artist. She’s failed as an original artist. She’s failing as a reproduction artist. So why not try con artist?
A local art collector and tech tycoon with far too much money for his own good has taken Saskia’s bait. She’s promised to steal a nude he covets from a private collector, but plans to substitute her own forgery instead.
But which one of them is really the mark?

3. Speechless by Kay Elle Parker

Anything that was nothing wasn’t human…
Stolen from her old life. Stripped of her humanity. Robbed of her voice.
Nothing but a number…

Lost and alone, she collapsed at the feet of men, silently pleading for help. Only one came forward, protected and defended her from the jackals lusting for blood. With no voice, no ID, no belongings, she was nobody, she was nothing. Inconsequential in the revolving wheel of life.
For Connor O’Malley, she was an angel, fallen from the heavens. Broken and battered, scared spitless of everything and everyone, he knew he had one hell of a job ahead of him. Her wounds were man-made, inflicted by a cruel hand, but the dirty, bloodied girl at his feet couldn’t tell him anything of what happened to her. The brand seared into her flesh spoke volumes, but nothing could prepare him for the full atrocity of what had been done to her. Death stalks her, wants her back. How long can she remain speechless?

4. Saving Shay by Tiffani Lynn

Delicate and reclusive Shay Baird had a charmed childhood on a rural Florida farm complete with a picture-perfect family. Her youth was spent adventuring with the boy next door. Life was sweet and simple until Pax was removed from his home and her own life turned inside out. Shay now lives a solitary existence, with only her memories to keep her company.
Navy SEAL Paxton Pearsal is no longer the little boy who barely survived his abusive parents. He’s a defender and protector, no trace of the victim he once was. When Pax returns home to claim his family’s land, he’s shocked to find a beautiful woman in the place of his childhood friend. Shay is in trouble and as much as he wants to be the one to save her, he enlists help from his friends at Sunset Security to keep her safe while he’s deployed.
The illusion of living a sheltered and quiet life is shattered by secrets from the past, leaving her vulnerable. When Pax returns from his final mission, he finds that everything has changed… except the way he feels for Shay.

5. Fractured Fairy Tales: SaSS Anthology

Once upon a time…Happily ever after…all of the fairytales we know and love begin and end the same, but what if they were altered? Fractured? Would the magic still happen? Does that happy ending still come at the stroke of midnight or with a kiss?

Join this group of SaSSy authors as they take you on a journey, weaving their own magic and putting a spin on the fairytales we all know and love to support Make-A-Wish Foundation.

6. Three to Ride by Lexi Blake

Rachel Swift is a woman on the run. A stalker sent Rachel’s world reeling. Now she’s running for her life, and Bliss, CO, seems like the perfect place to hide. Bliss is a strange little town, filled with artists, nudists, and the occasional conspiracy nut. It’s a good place to start over.
Max and Rye are just the men to catch her. Horse trainer Max and Sheriff Rye gave up on their dream of finding one perfect woman to share long ago. Rachel walks in, and they’re both in love and fighting their true natures.
A town like no other….
When Rachel’s past catches up with her, all of Bliss is in danger. Rachel knows she should run, but how can she leave behind the love she’s found with Max and Rye and the home she’s built in Bliss? With her whole town behind her, Rachel is ready to make her stand. It’s time for her to get back in the saddle and ride.

7. Sin & Lightning by K.F. Breene

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. 

8. Sin & Surrender by K.F. Breene

It’s the moment Kieran and Lexi have been preparing for. The Magical Summit.
Ready or not, they will take their assembled team into the belly of the beast. The stakes couldn’t be higher. If the powers that be don’t approve of Kieran, he will not earn the official title of the Demigod of San Francisco.
The real danger concerns Lexi, however. With Kieran away in meetings, she must brave the treacherous halls of the Summit with just her crew and her wards, fighting for social placement and status, open to attack from all angles.
She could’ve never expected what comes at her. No one could’ve

9. Make Me Yours Evermore by Cari Silverwood

Taking what you want may come at a terrifying price.
Chris calls his darkest, nastiest fantasy into the light of day when he has to kidnap Kat to save a friend. For years, he’s wanted to bring her to her knees.
But claiming her draws attention. Andreas wants to save Kat, until he sees her response to raw male dominance.
More dangerous are the human traffickers, who regard the acquisition and selling of women as a very high stakes business. And they’re watching. Everything.

Death. The perversion of love. The loss of freedom.
Sometimes there is no choice.

Also contains one Dom gone bad who believes obsession means never having to say you’re sorry. 

10. Seize Me From Darkness by Cari Silverwood

In this dirty, bloody world we live in, the answers to prayers aren’t always pretty angels.
Retaken by human traffickers, Jazmine’s one hope is ex-cop, ex-mercenary, Pieter, a man with a glower that stops lesser men in their tracks.
She prays he can save her.
But this savior is far from perfect and his flaws may prove as devastating to Jazmine as the torture of her captors.
The fire of dominance never dies.

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want To Read This Summer

  1. I’m not sure where you live (and please don’t feel obliged to say if you’d rather not), but here in Southern Ontario summer stretches well into September as far as the heat and humidity goes. We really don’t consider autumn to begin until October when things actually cool down enough to do things like wear jeans instead of shorts. Haha.

    If it’s the same for you, I totally understand why you included September releases in your list! 🙂

    My TTT .

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