Books I Recently Downloaded After Reading the Samples (June 2012)
I’m not saying that I’m enjoying taking a few days off from not doing anything but writing in my spare time, I’ll just say that these are the samples I read and either enjoyed or was intrigued enough to download in full. I’m going to try to make this a regular feature, but no guarantees. Also, if you’ve read and enjoyed any of these books, let me know, and I’ll push them higher up the list. Meanwhile, look forward to an onslaught of reviews, starting next Monday.
In no particular order:
1. SLIGHTLY SINFUL by Yvette Hines. Intriguing situation, and I really enjoyed Ms. Hines secretary-boss romance, A PIECE OF ME.
2. LAWKED FLAME by Erosa Knowles. If I finish reading this, it will be my first Erosa Knowles novel. But like I’ve said before, I love when authors who are known for writing one kind of thing (in this case contemporary romance), try their hand at writing another kind of thing.
3. HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART by Asha King. This seemed like a cute read, and it features a young couple. Occasionally, I like to throw in gummy bears with my salt. Smile.
4. LIVING VIOLET by Jaime Reed. Another young couple, but I find it appalling how little diversity there is in YA, so I was really happy to see this paranormal. Also, the sample pages were solidly written.
5. RESCUE ME by Shara Azod. I love Germans, and you never get to see them as heroes. Also, this couple is so opposite, I wanted to keep reading just to see how it would all work out.
6. TAKEN BY THE NYMPH by Lizzie Lynn Lee. I love the idea of a nymph king trolling bars for an earthly bride. Also, like the hero, I’m a bit of an alcohol snob myself. And, the sample pages were really funny.
7. SHERRY’S WOLF by Maddy Barone. I love “different,” and this is certainly that. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic future where a group of time-travelling current-day women are forced to depend on a group of Native American shifters — who also want them for mates.
8. HAVEN: RULES OF MATING by Nia K. Foxx. I tend to love IR set in small towns. And this is about a recently transferred big-city wolf sheriff in lust/possibly love with a feline doctor who can’t shift.
9. THE RANCHER’S ULTIMATUM by Nia K. Foxx. I had never read this author before going on my downloading spree and she got me to go all in on two samples. Good job! Also, I think my tastes — which can run toward the Harlequinesque — makes be automatically want to download any title that features the word “ultimatum.”
10. TAMING THE SCOTSMAN by Sienna Mynx. I’m a sucker for an IR romance set abroad, and this one had me at private train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. Now that’s a setting you don’t see often!
11. HARMONY by Sienna Mynx. A historical romance set during prohibition times? Sold! And the sample was fantastic. Of all the books on this list, I’m looking most forward to reading this one.
12. TATTED by Renee LaRuse. A police officer and a former career criminal fall in love? Wha??? Now this was something I definitely had to get into!
Let me know your thoughts on the list or about stuff you’ve recently sampled and downloaded in full.