Of rock stars, sagas and beasts

Can’t believe it’s February already… and that my holidays are over. Yep, I’m starting a new full-time job tomorrow and it’ll be a while until I accumulate any annual leave, so any time spent reading books in the future will most definitely be a luxury. Sigh….

Speaking of books:

Rock-Redemption-186x300If you haven’t already checked out Nalini Singh’s Rock Kiss series, then I would encourage you to do so ASAP. I got a handy dandy gift card for Christmas, and caught up on the series over the holidays. And I can assure fans of Nalini’s other series, who might be um-ing and ah-ing over making the switch from paranormal/urban fantasy to a contemporary story, that Nalini writes rock stars just as brilliantly as she writes angels, vampires, changelings and psy.

I’ll give a particular shoutout to Rock Redemption (redemption stories are my catnip!) and encourage you to take a look at a) this gorgeous cover ==> and b) this behind the scenes video of the cover shoot — you’re welcome :)

You might also notice hidden amongst the January reading list this somewhat strange entry: Saga: Vols 1- 5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. ZOMG, only The Best graphic novel/comic/galactic adventure saga ever! The illustrations are amazing. The storyline grips you by the throat at the get-go and never lets go. And I swear, the stakes get higher with every volume released!

I gotta admit, the only reason I got to read the latest instalment before DH, DD & DS was because, dammit! I bought Volumes 4 & 5 with my gift card. Yep, Mom took precedence this time, and everyone had to wait until she’d re-read Vols 1-3, too. *smug grin*

Note that Saga is not suitable for kids or younger teens as it’s pretty graphic. Saga instalments/chapters are published monthly by Image Comics, however I prefer to buy the printed volumes, which each contain 6 chapters.

skinwalker-125And finally, for something totally different, Skinwalker by Faith Hunter.

Man, I absolutely LOVE discovering a new-to-me series to glom onto! Can’t believe I haven’t come across this one before. Jane epitomises kick-ass heroine but what makes her so intriguing is her history… which the reader is only discovering in bits and pieces, along with Jane herself. I don’t want to spoil it by revealing what makes Jane’s character so compelling, so I’ll simply say that Jane is not your usual heroine whose brand of “special” is that she can assume the shape of any animal she chooses. *g*

And here’s my full reading list for January 2016:

  • Avocado by Christine Leov-Lealand
  • Bad Boy Rock Star by Candy J. Starr
  • Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh
  • Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
  • Always On My Mind by Bella Andre
  • Just One Night? by Carol Marinelli
  • Meant-To-Be-Family by Marion Lennox
  • The Texan’s Secret by Linda Warren
  • Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh
  • The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid by Catherine Robertson
  • Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh
  • Johnny Be Good by Paige Toon
  • In The Rich Man’s World by Carol Marinelli
  • The Tycoon’s Hidden Heir by Yvonne Lindsay
  • Her Man of Honour by Melanie Milburne
  • At Her Boss’s Bidding by Miranda Lee
  • Marriage Material by Ally Blake
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey
  • The Mistake by Elle Kennedy
  • The Sheik and the Bought Bride by Susan Mallery
  • To Love and Protect by Susan Mallery
  • Saga: Vols 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  • An Affair Downstairs by Sherri Browning
  • The Gilded Cage by Lauren Smith
  • Loving Cassie by JoMarie DiGioia
  • Curing Doctor Vincent by Renea Mason
  • My Double Life by Janette Rallison
  • Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

Happy reading!


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