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April & May Book Recommendations


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These last two months have been insane! I’ve finished writing & editing the second novel in the Black Werewolves series (which is available for pre-order on Amazon at a special price of $1.99 instead of $3.99). I went to see the BossHoss play live in Vienna for the second time and got to dance on stage (I mean, who doesn’t love cowboys? Yeehaw!). Not to mention that I published Drowned in Demand, the first novella in the erotic paranormal romance series Drowned.

So… As you can see I’ve been super busy, hence the 2in1 book rec!

Sarah J. Maas: A Court of Mist and Fury

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Let me start with the book I’ve actually read TWICE since its release (honestly, I can’t remember the last time I did that). The sequel to Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses delivered all I had hoped for and so, so much more.

The book is breathtakingly written, the storyline so captivating that I was barely able to peel away from the pages.

Maas introduces new characters that a reader can’t help falling in love with, and spins a whole new story about those we have already known.

Now, I know this book received some grievances about the unexpected shift concerning Feyre’s life (those who had read the novel will know what I’m talking about)… But honestly, I don’t mind it. It’s written effectively, giving just enough insight so that readers can puzzle the picture together themselves. And once they do… The story just makes sense.

So let me say it again. I read it twice. And wouldn’t mind picking the book up a third time. Even with so little time in-between.

 

Michael-Scott Earle: The Destroyer

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I picked up this dark fantasy novel while browsing around free books to see if anything caught my eye. Well, The Destroyer most certainly did and the novel didn’t disappoint.

Although the writing can be a bit rough at times, it’s nothing that would put a reader off. And the world Earle creates certainly makes up for it!

The narration is divided into multiple perspectives that not only offer different insights into the story but show us different times as well; of the time when Elvens ruled over humans, of the human world now facing an Elven threat… And of the mysterious history surrounding the O’Baarni, an unstoppable weapon that had once destroyed the hated race.

The novel is free on Amazon, so if you’re looking for a dark fantasy read, I highly suggest you hit that download button!

(Just FYI: I’m currently reading the sequel and am thoroughly enjoying the new developments)

Charlaine Harris: Midnight Crossroad; Night Shift

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Let me put these two babies on the list before I throw myself into the third one that has been released this month.

If you like your books with A LOT of atmosphere and a unique setting that is presented so vividly it makes you wish you were part of it, then the Midnight, Texas series is the perfect read.

The series is set in the same world as the Southern Vampires Mysteries, but aside from maybe a scene or two, you aren’t missing out on much if you haven’t read the books but rather decided to simply delve into the enchanting world Harris builds in Midnight, Texas instead.

Unless you’re craving for a shitload of action, these novels will have you flipping the pages and drinking in every little detail of this weird yet charming town.

And remember, the third book is already out! Perfect for binge-reading, am I right?

 

 

 

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New release: DROWNED IN DEMAND


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“I meet Aelius’ gaze when he lifts the shaded visor, revealing the rough yet elegant lines of his face. His blue eyes are lethal pools, filled with sex. And focused wholly on me.”

DROWNED IN DEMAND is the first novella in the erotic paranormal mini-series DROWNED.

Read more about the book here, or sneak a peek inside.

Buy on Amazon:

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March Book Recommendations


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I am so glad to have had all these exciting books lined up on my “March bookshelf”…

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Alexis Hall: Iron & Velvet

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Lesbian vampire. Lesbian P.I.  And a brilliant sense of humor. I don’t recall the last time I had this much fun reading a book! It actually made me laugh out loud several times, and then forced me to explain to my husband why I was giggling like a mad lady, tucked under the covers with my nose buried between the book’s pages.

Alexis Hall joins the clichés of the genre with a strong narrative, holding your complete, undivided attention from page one to the very end. If you’re looking for some hard-core urban fantasy, this may not be for you. However, if you’re open to some experimentation with the genre (and a few very well placed jabs at it at the same time), Alexis Hall just might be the perfect author.

 

C. S. Pacat: Prince’s Gambit, Kings Rising

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The first book was promising, but the second and third have blown me away. Pacat’s world evolves, her characters grow, and in the midst of schemes and dishonor emerges one of the greatest love stories I have ever read!

I was never a big romance fan (although I do love reading romance incorporated into other genres), but these books, these books have left my heart bloodied and, in the end, completely, utterly melted.

There is only one way to truly express the ride that has been the Captive Prince trilogy: Feels. So many feels.

P.S. I shamelessly proclaim my intention to re-read all three books the first chance I get!

 

Karen Marie Moning: Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever, Shadowfever

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I admit, I binge-read all five books. And they truly were binge-worthy.

Although I’m not too keen on novels ending with a cliffhanger (I’m a firm believer that each book in a series should have its own arc that ends with at least a partial resolution), I loved these ones enough to not give them a hard time about it.

Wonderful world building, a well-plotted story, and characters that you can’t help falling in love with (finally, somebody who shares my obsession for O.P.I. pink nail polishes!) are only a few general points that make the Fever series so appealing. But in truth, it’s the  clever remarks and exchanges, the subtle and not-so-subtle shifts in the atmosphere… It’s the little things that will make you huddle in bed and read until your eyelids become the evil hoods that force you to squint at the pages…

I took a break after the fifth book, but I already have #6 on my bedstand and ready!

 

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BOOK RELEASE: The Dark Ones


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“The world of Slavic immortals has never been darker”

The urban fantasy novel THE DARK ONES is now available on Amazon! Check out the free four-chapter preview here (you can also download it on your e-reader for better viewing).

The Dark Ones is the first title out of five in the BLACK WEREWOLVES series.

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Love,
Gaja J. Kos