This meme was created by Reading Marie. It’s a great meme because it’s nice and easy to do.
Here are the rules:
Take your current read and compare it to what you reading this exact time last year. Which one do you like better? What is different about the books? Any special facts/things you want to make note of or bring attention to
This Year I Am Reading…
Smart men never dabble with demons. I never claimed to be smart, but at least I’m powerful enough to control them. When I bound Havoc to me nearly three hundred years ago, I never realized how difficult he’d make my life, although “accidentally” lighting him on fire every now and then does bring a smile to my face.
Alice Winters brings her wackadoodle humor to the paranormal world of Demon Magic, starring quite possibly the world’s most powerful mage, Miles and his oversexed demon, Havoc. With the help of their rag-tag team of friends, they fight necromancers and search for a book that would help them get rid of the evil mage a.k.a. Miles’s nemesis a.k.a. his former master. Sometimes funny and definitely OTT, so far I like it enough to see it through the end.
Last Year I Was Reading…
Being a fierce predator—not at all adorable, despite my graceful stature—the last thing I needed was a bodyguard. Especially a wolf shifter, whose presence alone was an insult to my princely principles. As Prince of the Ocelot Shifters, I prided myself on my infallible feline instincts, uncompromisable dignity, and flawless fashion sense. If having a canine follow me around at all times wasn’t bad enough, I now faced the most important moment of my entire life. The time had come to prove I was worthy of my crown. If only I could find a way to get rid of the pesky bodyguard.
This is the first book of the adorable Paranormal Princes series. Prince Owin of the Ocelots was pair with Grimm of the Grimmwolves to go on a quest to secure his title as the Prince of Ocelots. They were so much fun together! This book renewed my faith in Charlie Cochet.
My 4.5-star review here.
Two paranormal stories for today. Both have a strong humorous streak and ridiculous stunts that interplayed nicely with the mystery and romantic elements. The two books were narrated by Greg Boudreaux who did fantastic work on each.
Happy Endings is a paranormal romance between a powerful mage and his contracted demon. Their connection began hundreds of years ago but the romantic relationship developed recently. The world-building is easy to pick up and offers familiar magical aspects. It also has high-level displays of magic that I always enjoy. Humor is one of the trademarks of the author’s writing. I’m so glad that for this book, it wasn’t as over the top as her other works. It tends to be on the raunchy side and does get rather tiresome at many points.
The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard is a paranormal romance between two shifter princes. There’s an enemies to lovers aspect thrown in with forced proximity and a quest. The world is set-up with a shifter king who rules over his children. There were several magical happenings and my favorite were the portals that cuts traveling time because I’m really bored with on the road scenes. When it comes to humor, this book was a riot! The gags were on point and genuinely had me LOLing.
Battling the risen dead with fireballs is all good fun but going on a quest with a hand dandy portal takes you to the farthest reaches of this world and beyond.
I’m ending the post with a book I’m looking forward to reading.
Robin Loxleigh and his sister Marianne are the hit of the Season, so attractive and delightful that nobody looks behind their pretty faces.
Until Robin sets his sights on Sir John Hartlebury’s heiress niece. The notoriously graceless baronet isn’t impressed by good looks, or fooled by false charm. He’s sure Robin is a liar—a fortune hunter, a card sharp, and a heartless, greedy fraud—and he’ll protect his niece, whatever it takes.
Amazon Buy Link: Kindle
Look at that gorgeous cover!!!!
Another swoon-worthy creation from favorite author K.J. Charles. Promising sophisticated characters, razor-sharp wit, risque card games and more delicious upper-class shenanigans than we can handle.
What were you reading this time last year?
(I hope it’s as riveting as Morticia’s book)