Well, it’s certainly been an eventful month here in my neck of the woods. The seemingly endless rainstorms have resulted in multiple flash floods both here and throughout the east coast of Australia.
Meanwhile, rainy weather, when it isn’t of the life threatening variety, is great for curling up under a blanket with a hot cup of coffee in one hand, and a book in the other. Here are some books I recently read that you might enjoy. Check them out, let me know what you think and make some reading suggestions of your own in the comments section below.
“Possibly Texas” by Chase Connor
From The Blurb:
When his free-spirited mother decides he’s getting too old for a life on the road with her, sixteen year old Jordan Burke is sent back to live with his stepfather in the quirky town of Possibly, Texas. Jordan hasn’t seen his stepfather in several years, and they don’t exactly hit it off immediately. Left to his own devices, he has nothing to do but familiarize himself with his new home.
Almost immediately, Jordan begins to wonder why everyone in the town is so weird, if the graveyard is really haunted, if the lady in the tent on the square can really contact the dead, why the radio station, AMOR, only plays one song all day long, if the church is actually a cult, who’s sending the mysterious love letters to Shirlene that are tacked up on the wall inside the post office, and what the boy with Poliosis is building in the barn down by Susurrus Creek.
After a while, Jordan begins to wonder if he’ll ever have all of the answers. Regardless, the town is quite possibly the best place to be.
It’s difficult to say much about this book, as I fear I will accidentally spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it yet. I went into this totally blind, not really sure what to expect. What I found was a charming, thought provoking, kind hearted story that manages to carefully unfurl it’s secrets a bit at a time without overstaying it’s welcome.
If you like the idea of a book about a strange little town filled with quirky characters (a la Gilmore Girls) filled with sweet little mysteries that are slowly revealed as the story progresses, then this one is for you.
In summary, I loved it. Easily one of the best books I’ve read this year and I highly recommended it. I look forward to exploring the author’s other books.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
“Alien Alpha’s Little Omega” by Leo Thorne
From The Blurb:
The chance of a lifetime…
Noah, a shy IT guy from a small town on Earth gets the chance of a lifetime when he is selected to travel to the planet of Zata among the very first humans ever. He hopes to experience more of the famous Zatan technology, but what he does not expect is to be thrown into the middle of a mating celebration and to meet a Zatan man who claims to be the prince of his planet! …And who says that Noah belongs to him…
A lifetime of waiting…
Arex, the third prince of Zata, has all but given up hope on finding his true mate. But when their new acquaintances from across the stars – humans – are invited to Zata for the yearly mating celebration, his hopes are reawakened. Arex immediately sets his eyes on a small human male with light blonde hair and sparkling blue eyes. He knows that the male belongs to him, but now he just needs to convince the human of that too…
Alien Alpha’s Little Omega is a standalone science fiction romance with a lot of steamy M/M alien sex, knotting, and male pregnancy. Intended for mature audiences only.
MPREG (male pregnancy) stories aren’t for everyone, but this unique genre has certainly become more and more popular over the last few years. I think mainly because the genre is open enough to accommodate a wide variety of concepts and themes. In this case, we have a sci-fi erotic romance.
Alien Alpha’s Little Omega is a quick, easy read that fans of the genre will love. It has big muscle-bound Alphas, cute little Omegas and lots of steamy moments. It’s only a short book, so it’s perfect for skimming on a rainy day (goodness knows we’re not short of those at the moment!) or when you need a palate cleanser after reading something a bit heavier. I enjoyed it, although I personally prefer MPREGs that are a little more down to Earth (or at least, based on Earth!)
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
“The Trouble With Trying To Date A Murderer” by Jennifer Cody
From The Blurb:
Third time’s the charm, right? At least that’s what I tell myself when I witness the same hot guy commit mass murder three times in a few days. I’m either the luckiest mute boy ever or possibly the unluckiest. Who knows, maybe him kidnapping me will turn into the greatest love story ever told? Hey, it could happen! You never know how these things will turn out.
I happen to believe in love and soulmates, and if nothing else, Arlington Fox doesn’t treat my disability like a nuisance. It’s not everyday you find someone who just gets you, and I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth even if the horse in question is a man so good at killing people that I should probably introspect a bit about why that skews my moral compass and possibly my kinks. But c’mon, competence is sexy, amiright?
I can honestly say, this is one of the strangest books I’ve ever read. I downloaded it on Kindle Unlimited mainly because the title caught my eye.I didn’t know what to expect, but it certainly wasn’t this. The writing is slick, tight and scathingly funny in places. Jennifer Cody’s ability to write supernatural events with hilariously snarky dialogue reminds me of another author, Alice Winters. If you enjoy Alice’s books, you’ll love this one.
I will warn you, there is some gory violence, darker themes and one scene that could be interpreted as non-consensual (although the inherently supernatural activities in this scene make the event in question completely unrealistic)
That being said, I absolutely adored this book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series when it is released. I can’t wait for more!
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Well, that’s all from me for this month. I hope you found something fun to read amongst my recommendations. If not, explore my other blog posts for more book recommendations. You’re bound to find something to strike your fancy.
In the meantime, stay safe, healthy and dry!
Lots of Love