2015 has been an epic year for me personally but a bit lacklustre on the blogging front. I didn’t have many 5 star reads but I really enjoyed half of the 77 books I did finish. I know I missed out on some kick ass books and have a crate full to read along with a very full eReader. Instead of linking you to the top books that I have blogged about, I’m going to concentrate on those that I haven’t as a way of acknowledging their awesomeness. With a bit of luck, I’ll get to blog my reviews of […]
I was going to leave this series after the last book as I haven’t been enjoying the direction that Sands was moving in but then I saw that the hero was Bricker. Cue about face. To be honest, I wish I hadn’t indulged as the book didn’t really meet my expectations.
Becoming a vampire for Libby Stratton was surprisingly easy. She didn’t have to hang around shady bars or roam the streets at night. She didn’t even have to haunt cemeteries to catch a glimpse of one. She simply placed an ad on Craigslist asking a vampire to turn her and quickly received a response.
Lord Henry was horror struck when he started receiving a tsunami of letters from spinsters thanks to his nephew Preston advertising for a bride on his behalf. Henry had no intention of answering the letters but one particularly tart response from Daphne caught his eye and thus began a pen romance.
Tabitha’s life might closely resemble that of Cinderella but she doesn’t need a Prince, let alone a duke, to sweep her off her feet. Tabitha, you see, is from a village where no couple has ever been happily wed. The single women, of which there are many, have resigned themselves to their fate. An unexpected inheritance and a chance meeting with an arrogant but exceedingly good looking man (Preston) send her hurtling down a different path.
Malcolm Pryce is one of my favourite mystery authors given his ability to effortlessly weave together complex plot threads within an absurdist framework. This new book – please let it be the start of a new series! – steps away from his Aberystwyth Noir roots and plonks us in post war England just before the nationalisation of the railway network. Jack Wenlock is the last ‘Gosling’, legendary railway detectives who dedicate their lives to serving the British public. Times are changing however and Jack’s job is set to be phased out. When a tenacious woman called Jenny tracks him down and asks […]
Meet Kera Watson. Barista. Ex-marine. Dog owner. Clipboard wielder. Her life was fairly boring until the day she intervened to protect someone and ended up dead….sorta. Her second chance at life, courtesy of Vig the Viking, saw her reincarnated as a Crow. Sure she has to follow the whims of a goddess and deal with a fairly crazy set of fellow Valkyries but she has a licence to kill, the strength to pull it off and a cute Viking crushing on her. What more could a girl want?
This is the tale of how I managed to miss my baby’s birth… Yep, you read that correctly. No, I didn’t adopt or have a surrogate and yes I was present and awake for his delivery. How is this possible you might ask? Let me educate you, dear reader. I feel I must place the blame fairly and squarely on R&B music and ball point pens.
You have probably noticed that Backchatting Books has been quiet lately. It’s not because I’ve fallen out of love with reading or even blogging but because I’ve been busy contributing to the world’s overpopulation. You’re welcome. Joking aside, I’m 31 weeks into a fairly difficult pregnancy and life is a tad…complicated.
Aidan has always wanted Lily and she has always wanted him. Tragedy separated them 10 years ago but Lily’s come home to Cedar Ridge for work and Aidan’s determined not to let his second chance slip through his fingers.