Category: Reading

What I’m reading…

Posted July 14, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 1 Comment

With all the insanely productive writing I’ve been doing this month, my reading has slacked off a bit. HOWEVER, I’ve still managed to read some outstanding books in a variety of genres. Most of them were advance copies of upcoming releases, so this list will give you a few books to look forward to.

Trust by Kylie Scott (release date 7/18). Contemporary New Adult and I looooooooved it. So hard. Not going to lie, I’m enamored of pretty much everything of Kylie Scott’s I’ve ever read (her Flesh series gets an annual reread whenever I’m in the mood for sexy times during a zombie apocalypse. And those rock stars of her? *fans self*), so I might be biased. This time, she gave us flawed, damaged high school characters dealing with PTSD after getting caught in the middle of a robbery gone wrong at a convenience store. SO GOOD.

 

Found at the Bookstore by Christi Snow (release date 7/19). Contemporary M/M romance with a side of suspense. Smokin’ cover *points* and a story line that worked for me on multiple levels. Ryder and Stig are both dealing with issues that could destroy their fledgling relationship and I ADORED watching them stumble their way through working them out.

 

The Star Guardians series by Ruby Lionsdrake (books 1-3 now available). Sci-Fi Romance which is, as you might know, my crack. DEAR GAWD, I LOVE ROMANCES SET IN SPACE. Bonus points when there are space pirates and (somewhat) uptight keepers of the peace who TRY to do the right thing. Guess what? The Star Guardians series has BOTH those things. Plus some really nasty aliens who get their kicks from hunting humans. When a bunch of human women get kidnapped (spacenapped?) from earth and wake up on the far side of the galaxy, things get complicated. Especially once the heroes swoop in and romance starts blossoming. Book 3 introduced a whole new set of obstacles the Star Guardians have to overcome and I’m EXCITED to see where this series goes.

I also have my reread of the Black Dagger Brotherhood on my plate. Because I AM doing that. Soon. Probably. Between writing my own books.

So that’s it. That’s what I’ve been delving into recently. Fun, sexy books with a side of danger!

There’s always that *one* book in a series…

Posted July 12, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
There’s always that *one* book in a series…

Okay, so there isn’t *always* that one book, but even the most beloved of series can have a book or two you just don’t connect to. Especially if the series is long-running enough. For the record, I won’t ever look down on somebody for liking this particular book. Honestly, part of me can’t figure out […]


What I’m reading…

Posted June 23, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m reading…

I’ve been diving into a TON of not-yet released books lately (although some HAVE come out at this point, but that’s the nature of things I suppose) and I’m having a blast wallowing in all these lovely fictional worlds. First and foremost, I’m equal parts sad and delighted that Hailey Edwards Gemini series has drawn […]


What I’m reading (Read-a-thon edition)

Posted May 19, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m reading (Read-a-thon edition)

The Bout of Books read-a-thon was the week of May 8th and I went crazy with the reading during it. All that bookish love was highly enjoyable since I hadn’t indulged in a week long reading binge in a while. What did I read? you ask. WELL, LET ME TELL YOU! I finished a reread of […]


What I’m (re)reading

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m (re)reading

I’m a BIG rereader. I LOVE jumping back into series I’ve enjoyed before and getting to experience the ups and downs all over again. So what sort of books beg me to come back and dive into them again? Well, let me tell you… I finished a reread of Stacy Gail‘s House of Payne series […]


What I’m reading (2nd Edition)

Posted November 4, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m reading (2nd Edition)

It’s another addition of What I’m Reading. Because, you know, I read a lot and sharing book recs is FUN! First off, for paranormal romance fans, I HIGHLY recommend Ann Aguirre’s Ars Numina series. Book 1, The Leopard King is ammmmazing. Two shapeshifters with plenty of baggage figuring things out on the cusp of peace […]


What I’m reading…

Posted October 21, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Author Promotion, Reading / 2 Comments
What I’m reading…

What I enjoy reading (much like what I enjoy writing) is all over the place. Seriously. All.Over.The.Place. I bounce between paranormal romance and urban fantasy and post-apocalyptic romance and romantic suspense like a little kid on a candy high. Pretty much my only qualification when reading it that there be some sort of romance in […]