Category: Reading

What I’m Reading – The WOW, I read a lot of Sci-Fi Romance Edition

Posted April 10, 2019 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments

What I'm Reading

Oh, heyyyyy. It’s been a couple months since I did one of these and I’ve been reading A LOT of really really REALLY good books lately. So here we are. Rummaging through the cluttered drawers of my brain.

GUYS. I’ve been reading SO MUCH sci-fi romance. I ADORE this particular genre, so I’m not even going to pretend this is a hardship. Yep. It doesn’t matter if it’s deep space shenanigans, sexy times between an alien and a human on earth, or an alien giving a human THE LOOK on a distant planet…I LOVE THEM.

I love them hard. So hard.

Alien love!

First up, Amanda Milo’s Stolen by an Alien series. That’s the cover for book 2 because I think it’s purty, but this entire series has blown me away. The characters are saddled with MASSIVE communication issues because none of the aliens speak human and I just looooove watching them muddle through trying to connect with one another.

PLUS, there’s a whole bonding thing. Which, obviously, isn’t normal for the women. Having a massive, terrifying alien following them around, willing to do ANYTHING to keep them safe could be off-putting, but, MAN, it works.

I’m up to book 4 and I’m a little sad that I’m almost to the end of the published books. I WANT MOAR!

Big, blue, and smitten!

I highly recommend pretty much anything by Ruby Dixon. Her Ice Planet Barbarians series is an auto-buy for me. It’s just ridiculously good and fun and OMG sexy. Icehome is the spinoff series to IPB, but I’m pretty sure a newbie could step into these books and totally understand what’s going on.

Aliens, guys. SO MANY WONDERFUL ALIENS. Throw in a group of human women stranded on a planet stuck in perpetual winter and you get the drift. There’s a lot of fretting about their new circumstances. Pretty much all of them have to come to terms with this new reality they’ve been dumped in.

Plus, there’s a mating thing. SO MUCH MATING. It’s great.

Action! Adventure! Sexy times!

Anna Hackett’s Hell Squad series is a teeny bit different from the other books I mentioned. Mostly because the romance isn’t between an alien and a human, but between humans battling to save Earth from an alien horde. 

There’s action. There’s intrigue. There’s high-tech weaponry and technology. There’s romance blossoming as the world teeters on the brink of being destroyed by aliens who look a lot of dinosaurs.

Did I mention the romance part? Because it’s good. So good.

So there you have it. Romance centered sci-fi with a WHOLE LOT OF ALIEN GOODNESS. Except the ones invading Earth. They’re not good.

Until next time!

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There’s a Read-a-thon Coming!

Posted August 10, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
There’s a Read-a-thon Coming!

It’s time for the 3x yearly Bout of Books read-a-thon! Well, nearly time. It starts in a little over a week and it’s SEVEN DAYS OF BOOKISH FUN! (I feel like I might be over exclamating, but, MAN, a week of books, books, and more books while talking about books with a bunch of other […]

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When the reread takes the cake

Posted April 27, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
When the reread takes the cake

(Spoiler: There isn’t actually any cake in this post) *ahem* I think it’s far to say I read a fair amount. While I love discovering new authors and reading new-to-me books (OBVIOUSLY!), hitting a series reread is one of those things I ADORE. There’s just something about rediscovering all the things you loved about a […]

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The Art of the Slow Burn

Posted April 20, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Reading, Writing / 0 Comments
The Art of the Slow Burn

Flat out, my reading tastes normally lean toward insta-love and attraction that flares up so hot and bright you get contact burns if you stand too close. I’m seriously in love with people being hit out of the blue by FEELINGS and the knowledge they’ve found their special someone. In other words, while I can […]

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What I’m Reading

Posted April 6, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m Reading

So I’ve been watching a shit ton of movies/ TV shows recently, but I’ve also been reading. SO MUCH GOOD READING! Seriously, guys. There are some insanely good books out there and I feel like I’ve been hitting the jackpot recently with the ones I’ve picked up. ALLOW ME TO SHARE! Ivan (Gideon’s Riders #3) […]

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What I’m Reading

Posted January 19, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m Reading

I spent the last week-ish on a reread of two different series. AND I’M LOVING THEM SO HARD. Reread #1: Gemini by Hailey Edwards Set in the Black Dog universe, Gemini follows Camille Ellis as she hunts down a supernatural serial killer who has a taste for little girls. Sounds terrible, right? It is. Mostly […]

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There’s a read-a-thon coming!

Posted January 5, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
There’s a read-a-thon coming!

As some of you may know, I co-host the Bout of Books read-a-thon (with my FABULOUS partner in crime, Amanda!) and GUESS WHAT? The first Bout of Books of the year is ALMOST HERE! The deets: When: January 8-14 Where: Wherever you want it to be (on twitter, your blog, Instagram, Tumblr, WHATEVER) Who: Anybody […]

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