|Back to showing my favourite covers of the books|
recommended here. It's probably the dog.
I would have picked KJ's but
the cover model reminds me of Jason Orange.
Babyvamp by Lyssa Dering – Okay, now as a rule I don’t do vampires but I did two in the space of a week and enjoyed them both. I thought the world building was excellent with the vampire police and registration etc. Certain parts squicked me out (the bloodily fluids and use of the word ‘child’ for a lover) but the story was entertaining and the characters were fun. I’d happily read more in this world, especially about the human, Taylor.
Fake it ‘til you feel it by Ashley Oaks – This is just the cutest fake boyfriend trope story I’ve read in a long time. (There’s a short sequel, Valentine, Interupted, catching up with the lads on their first Valentine’s day, which while cute had one event that made me ragey. I'll link you to my GRs review because I can't put things under a spoiler tag here.)
Make Me a Match Vol 2 – Dreamspinner anthology. Overall a mixed bag with a couple of right clunkers in there, but I’m listing it here for ‘Fragments of a Fiery Sun’ by M Jules Aedin. A glorious historical about wharf rats and an Irish lad fresh off the boat. I could have happily read a novel about these guys. Well-crafted and a joy to read.
All For Show by Rachel Kane – Would have benefited from less introspection and more dialogue tags, but I adored Owen and the author had a deft hand with a lot of Owen’s amusing one liners. Not quite the romantic comedy I was expecting. With issues of poor self-esteem, depression, and manipulative relationships this story had more substance than the light and fluffy tale I thought I was getting.
And my highly recommended, 'must read' book for this post...
|Sod it. I love the background of this cover.|
Even if the cover model looks like he's going to
burst into a verse of 'Pray'.
An Unnatural Vice by KJ Charles. (Sins of the Cities # 2)
This overlaps with An Unseen Attraction and continues the overarching story line.
This book was damn near perfect for me.
I adored the awkwardness of the first book and how sweet Clem and Rowley were together.
This one has a completely different vibe. Enemies to lovers and flawed heroes. Perfect.
Now I can’t wait for Mark’s story.
Enjoy. They'll be at least another 3 FF posts next week, but one will be graphic novels only.
And I'll leave you with two questions to consider.
I've blogged about vampire stories two days on the trot now. How often do you read outside your comfort zone?
And how likely are you to give up on an anthology if the the first few stories aren't very good?