Category: Reading

What I’m Reading – The Kindle Unlimited Edition

Posted May 25, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments

What I'm Reading

Okay, I’m going to get this out of the way first: I’m a fairly fast reader. Of course, fast is pretty subjective because what’s fast to one person isn’t necessarily fast to another, but I think I can hold my own when it comes to how quickly I go through books.

I only mention this because I signed up for Kindle Unlimited at the beginning-ish of the month. I don’t know why I waited this long…actually, I kind of do. I was trying to mentally weigh the monthly cost against what I’d realistically read. I mean, I have A LOT of books on my Kindle that I’ve already paid for, I should really get to those first, right?

Anyway. I signed up for Kindle Unlimited and…I’m kind of thrilled with how I’m able to zip through some series I started ages ago and had fallen behind on. Sure, sure, the books have to be enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited library, but there are SEVERAL authors I love who use it.

Geez. Just thinking about it is making me giddy.

I’ve been focusing mainly on Sci-Fi Romance and series I’ve fallen behind on, so this is a fairly genre-specific list with a few non-sci-fi books thrown in.

What have I been reading? you ask. Let me tell you.

Jock Row (Jock Hard #1) by Sara NeyIt all started with Jock Row by Sara Ney. I had read the prequel novella that came out earlier this year and liked it A LOT. I kinda expected I would, though, since Sara Ney’s Douchebag series is one of my favorite college athlete series. Jock Row switched the sport (wrestling in the Douchebag series, baseball in the Jock Hard series), but the books themselves are more about the people than the sport, so it worked. What can I say except I dig Ney’s cocky sports-guys and the women who challenge them.

After Jock Row, I realized the Cyborg Shifters series by Naomi Lucas was in KU and my world shifted on its axis. Not just because of that series, but because I realized a BUNCH of sci-fi romance series I wanted to read were. I might have made a few high-pitched squealing noises. I started with Storm Surge, went onto Shark Bite, followed by Mutt, and then Ashes and Metal, which means I am currently caught up on that series. It feels good to say that, man. It feels good. While the books themselves can be all over the place, it’s a good sort of all over. Engaging with cyborgs of a non-standard variety. I LIKE.

Umm…okay. I just realized if I detail every single book I read, this is going to be a long ass post. So I’m going to sum up a little more and detail out a little less.

Next up was the Galactic Gladiators series by Anna Hackett (I still have a few books to go in this one, as you’ll see). POSSESSIVE ALIEN GLADIATORS ON A DISTANT WORLD! LOOOOVE. I read books 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 (yes, I read this series out of order originally. I do that sometimes.) with 2 books left to go.

Then there was the Dark Planet Warriors series by Anna Carven (I like sci-fi romance authors names Anna, I guess). Books 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 plus the 2 books out in the Darkstar Mercenaries spin-off. POSSESSIVE ALIEN WARRIORS WHO CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH EARTH WOMEN! Yassssssss!

There were a few other books sprinkled in there, but those are the bulk of what I read. When I do the math, the monthly cost for KU saved me A LOT of money. So much.

In other words, it’s totally worth it for me. So I’ll be sticking around until I finish up all the series I can get my hands on and collapse into a reading-induced coma.

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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 […]


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 […]


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) […]


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 […]


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 […]


What I’m reading…

Posted September 29, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m reading…

OHMIGAWD, guys. OH.MI.GAWD. I wasn’t going to do a What I’m Reading post this week because I’m heading out of town early Saturday and have a TON to do before then. But. BUT. BUUUUUUT. I’m gaga over a couple books and I can’t keep it to myself. The book I blew off writing for: The […]


What I’m reading…

Posted September 15, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m reading…

I meant to do this post LAST week, but I got distracted. By a full series reread of J.C. Daniels’ Colbana Files series. (Which I CONSTANTLY refer to as the Kit Colbana series when telling people about it. Oops.) So…what am I reading? A lot of urban fantasy. Starting with the aforementioned Colbana Files series, […]



What I’m reading…

Posted August 18, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Reading / 0 Comments
What I’m reading…

I’m co-hosting the Bout of Books read-a-thon next week (PLENTY of time to sign up, if you’re interested!) and I *might* have gone a little crazy with an older series that’s been on my Kindle for AGES. See, I was trying to save my newer reads for the read-a-thon, so I picked up this older […]