The Reading List

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This month, I’m reading:

1. Nothing Left Sacred – I’m always up for a good book on the Tudors

2. Anne’s Wardrobe – pretty light reading, but a fascinating look into Tudor times.

3. The Blood of the Fifth Knight – Haven’t read yet.

4. Katherine Howard: A New History – I don’t tend to read a lot about Henry’s fifth wife, so this was fascinating.

5. Helen of Sparta – Haven’t read yet.

6. The Marriage Mart – Have I mentioned I adore a good Regency Romance? I really do.

7.TBD

8. TBD

9. TBD

 


 

Last Month’s List:

1. The Creation of Anne Boleyn – Finished

2. Make Mine a Ranger – Finished

3. Cotswolds Memoir – Still Reading.

4. Edward III: The Perfect King – Finished

5. Frugal and Delicious – Finished

6. An Inconvenient Ward – Finished

7. Seal The Deal Finished

8. The Stolen Crown – DNF

9. A Love Most Dangerous – Finished

The Reading List

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This month, I’m reading:

1. The Creation of Anne Boleyn – Fascinating. Not my favourite Anne Boleyn book, but I enjoyed parts of it.  What I didn’t care for is how the book seemed to be an endless complaint about other Tudor historical authors.  It got to be a bit annoying and turned me off of the book.

2. Make Mine a Ranger – sexy military men? What can I say, my weakness.  Great book, might have to read the others in the series.

3. Cotswolds Memoir – I added this one because I’m going to be working on Judy & Carl at some point, and I think that’s where they’re going to go.

4. Edward III: The Perfect King – (To be read)

5.  Frugal and Delicious – Interesting, but…not sure how much of it I’d actually use.

6. An Inconvenient Ward – I’m a sucker for a good Regency romance.

7. Seal The Deal (To be read)

8. The Stolen Crown – I wanted to enjoy this, I really did. But the first person POV just…felt really awkward.

9. A Love Most Dangerous –  (To be read)


Last Month’s List:

1. Perseverance (Finished)

2. The Everything Zen Book (Still Reading – there was no way I was reading this in a month lol.)

3. Waking Up Catholic (Finished)

4. Sweating Sickness in a Nutshell (Finished)

5. To Marry an English Lord (Finished)

6. The Fiction Writer’s Book of Checklists (Finished)

7. The Yuletide Countess (Finished)

8. Kitchen Confidential (DNF)

9. Katherine (Finished)

 

The Reading List.

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So I have Kindle Unlimited at the moment, to make it worth it.  I need to read at least nine books a month, otherwise there really isn’t much point in having the account.

This month, I’m reading:

1. Perseverance

I’ve finished this one already.  It’s an interesting look into Anne Boleyn.  (I’m a huge Tudor nerd).

2. The Everything Zen Book

Slowly making my way through this.

3. Waking Up Catholic

Finished this one as well. I enjoy reading books on religions.  I tend to read a little bit of everything.  It was well written and I did learn a number of things I never knew about Catholicism.

4. Sweating Sickness in a Nutshell

Finished this one.  It was a fascinating look at an epidemic that went through England in the 1400s – 1500s, then disappeared.  Have I mentioned I’m a history nerd?

5. To Marry an English Lord

6. The Fiction Writer’s Book of Checklists

7. The Yuletide Countess

8.  Kitchen Confidential

I love Anthony Bourdain–in small doses.  I enjoy his shows quite a bit–in small doses.  His book is not small doses.  I couldn’t make it through it. 

9. TBD

Cover Reveal for Jen Andrews

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**Cover Reveal**

Just Say Yes is the second book of the “Just Say Yes” series by Jen Andrews. Book one, The Reason, is currently for sale on Amazon.

~Synopsis~

After an accident lands Zoey in the hospital, her life, once again, takes a turn in the wrong direction.

Andy starts acting differently and won’t talk to her about what is bothering him. He’s distant and broody, and the closer it gets to Zoey’s upcoming vacation, the more unsettling Andy’s behavior becomes.

Once Zoey leaves for vacation, life doesn’t get any easier for her, until she begins to volunteer at a local horse ranch. There she meets Josie, a former therapist, who spent her career helping orphans. While she is working at the ranch, unbeknownst to her, Josie is helping Zoey better herself and heal.

Zoey and Andy both realize they have issues from their troubling pasts that need to be dealt with during the month that Zoey is gone, and they agree to work on them. By the time she comes home, they’ve both succeeded at putting their previous tragedies behind them and are looking forward to their future together.

On what should be the happiest day of their lives, Andy is completely blindsided by disturbing news from his past. While Andy is away and trying desperately to find out if the information he’s received is true, Zoey suspects a life changing situation that could either ruin her and Andy, or make them completely whole.

Can their relationship survive Andy’s devastation, or will their lives fall apart forever? Will Zoey find it within her newfound strength to hold them together?

The Fine Line Between Alpha and Asshole.

Replacements1The past week, I’ve spent quite a while reading through Roxie Rivera‘s Russian Protector series.  It’s one of those series of books where I adore what she’s created with her very alpha male type heroes.  She manages to make them very real men with flaws, who can confront their own flaws.

It’s a major pet peeve of mine when a book claims to be about an ‘alpha male’ but in reality it’s simply an abusive jerk.  I genuinely believe there’s a fine line in writing heroes that a lot of authors cross, where an alpha male turns into a complete jerk.

It’s sad, because it’s unnecessary.

It’s as unnecessary as automatically turning a strong, independent woman into a bitch in a story.

 

 

Everyone has a type.

It’s true.  Just about everyone has a type, male or female.

I definitely have a type.

– older.

– military bearing

– a commanding & confident presence(which goes with the above).

– salt & pepper hair, close cropped.

– facial hair of some sort, preferably a five o’clock shadow like this:

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I recently read a book where the hero definitely hit all of those points.  It’s the Admiral’s Bride by Suzanne Brockmann.  Be still my heart.  The Admiral was a sexy, sexy man. Highly recommend if you enjoy a smart, strong heroine.

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