Recent Reads

Every so often I like to round up my favorite recent reads and shout to the world about them. Here’s a selection of favorites from the past couple of months—

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And a typed-out list:

Circe, by Madeline Miller. Historical fantasy.

The Risk, by Elle Kennedy. Contemporary sports romance.

Nine Perfect Strangers, by Liane Moriarty. Thriller/mystery.

The Sexy One, by Lauren Blakely. Contemporary romance.

Chef Sugarlips, by Tawna Fenske. Contemporary romance.

Have you read any of these? Do you have other recommendations for me?

Wolf Shifter Round-Up, Part 1

Calling all lovers of wolf shifters, werewolves, and lycanthropes! Whatever you call these people who turn into wolves, I have a great collection for you to peruse! In fact, I received so many recommendations that I have to split this post into two parts! The second part will go up next month.

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Interested in reading one of these wolfy gems? Click the title (not the covers!) to go!

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Wild Engagement – Liza Street

Becca’s mama didn’t raise no fool. When a naked hottie on the side of the road asks Becca for a ride, she agrees on one condition: he has to squeeze into the trunk.

Kenya Calling – Tori Knightwood

Tragedy made her a shifter hunter. He would die to protect his family’s secrets. When business brings them together in Africa, sparks and claws will fly.

The Protectors of the Pack Box Set – Keira Blackwood

Running from trouble, running to trouble, and confronting the source. Two packs come together to defend against a mercenary biker gang. Expect motorcycles, wolves, a case of mistaken identity, a reluctant assassin, fiercely protective shifter men, three very different couples, and a whole lot of fun.

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Christmas Wolf – Angelique Armae

Welcome to Dundaire, Scotland, a magickal city that doesn’t appear on any map, where kilt-wearing, immortal Highlanders are plentiful, and where romance and danger brew daily…

Wolf’s Whisper – Arizona Tape

When Akira sets out on a quest, the last thing she expected was to find her soulmate. But when the wolf begins to whisper, it must be answered, and matters of the heart are just going to have to wait…

Wolf Blessed – Laura Greenwood

For Rhianna, being a runaway princess was never easy, but the apocalypse and the pack of wolf shifters chasing her just makes it harder.

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Werewolf MD series and Audiobooks – Taylor Haiden

What better way to cure a patient, than by biting them?

Freeing Heather – Kallysten

His mate, his bloodkin or his clan, this wolf will have to choose…

Dark Stranger – Lisa Carlisle

A wolf shifter seeking a pack mate discovers another type of mate during her hunt.

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Maple’s Strong Alpha – McKayla Schutt

Nothing will stop Raymand from creating his own family with his mate. Maple will challenge the alpha to keep Cora in their lives.

Forsaken – Jennifer Julie Miller

The one question she often asks herself is why. Why has she never been enough?

Craving Her Mates: My Wicked Mates #1 – Erzabet Bishop

When a murder case takes a dark turn, will Natalia be able to rely on her animal instincts to keep her alive? Ryder is a submissive at Inferno but he is also a incubus who helps the local police. Can he and Cage, the new owner of Inferno, help find the killer before he claims the woman that has become infused in their blood?

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Check back in April for Part 2 of the wolf shifter round-up!

Ruthless Misfit and Ruthless Outlaw Soundtracks

I neglected to post the soundtrack to Ruthless Misfit, so we get double the playlists today!

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Ruthless Misfit

“Lucky One” – Tom Morello ft. K. Flay

“Caress Me Down” – Sublime

“She’s Kerosene” – The Interrupters

“I’m Not Calling You a Liar” – Florence + the Machine

“Horns” – Bryce Fox

Ruthless Misfit‘s soundtrack can be found here on YouTube.

Ruthless Outlaw

“Uknowhatiwant” – Elektrix Gonner

“Visions” – Dirty Heads

“Helpless” – The Regrettes

“Come With Me Now” _ KONGOS

“Stone Cold Classic” – AKA George

Ruthless Outlaw‘s soundtrack can be found here on YouTube.

 

New Release–Ruthless Outlaw

He has the power to enter the dreams of others.

She isn’t afraid to act on his darkest desires.

This book challenged me in all the best ways, and I’m so excited–and relieved!–to foist it on readers!

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Ruthless Outlaw just released today with a new-book discount! Get your sexy-talking grizzly shifter today!

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What I’m Reading…Gmorning, Gnight!

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So first of all, if it has Lin-Manuel Miranda’s name on it, I’m definitely interested. We’re huge Hamilton fans in my house.

Gmorning, Gnight! did not disappoint. It carries the positivity and the solid rhythms I’ve come to associate with Lin-Manuel Miranda. This is the kind of book you can read in an hour for an ultra-concentrated burst of positivity, or you can keep it on your nightstand (with a stack of fifteen or so other books, she says, side-eyeing her own nightstand) to pick a couple of Gmorning-Gnights to read each day.

During some recent stresses in my life, I found these little pep talks to be perfectly-sized and perfectly-timed. The illustrations were cute and poignant, and although I read a library copy, I’ll be getting this for myself at some point to flip through in the years to come.