Spooky Books I would like to read this Fall

Hello Friends! How is everyone’s September going so far? Mine has been pretty busy which isn’t leaving me with a lot of free time to get blog posts up but thats ok. These books are ones that I would like to try and read during the Fall season which is August -November for me but this list is mostly from this month on. I have already read 2 books from this list in the last week so I am doing good so far. I am also participating in two month long read-a-thons on instagram that focus on dark and spooky plus Camp Weekendween, I will do a dedicated post for all of these closer to October. Are you reading any kind of spooky books right now? Could be paranormal romance, cozy mysteries or horror? Let me know in the comments below!

  • Goblin by Josh Malerman – Horror
  • The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig – Horror
  • Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno Garcia – Horror
  • My Heart Is A Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones – Horror
  • The Broken Girls by Simone St. James – Mystery
  • A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams – Thriller
  • The Family Plot by Megan Collins – Thriller
  • The Wrong Family by Taryn Fisher – Thriller
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager – Thriller
  • Not A Happy Family by Shari Lapena – Thriller
  • House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland – YA Horror
  • Horrid by Katrina Leno – YA Horror
  • The Taking Of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass – YA Horror

Reading Round Up – August 21st-31st

Hello Friends! I am finally here with my last round up for August! I read 8 books and DNF’d one and overall they were pretty good books. I think my favorite would be either Forever Thrown or When Sparks Fly and my least favorite was Hairpin Bridge. How did your reading go last month?

The House On Sunshine Corner by Phoebe Mills – 4 Stars  The House On Sunshine Corner was such a cute second chance romance. This is not usually my favorite trope but this book drew me in and I read it in about 2 days! This story follows Abby and Carter who were highschool sweethearts but broke up when they went to college. Years later Carter is back to help out his family after an accident and Abby runs the local daycare. The chemistry between him and Abby is still hot and sparks fly! I really enjoyed all the side characters in this one too and can’t wait to read more in this series. Thank you Forever Publishing for my gifted copy for review!! 

Uncharted by Adriana Anders – 3.5 Stars This book picks up pretty much where Whiteout ends and we are following Leo who is staying up in Alaska with her team as they are trying to find a man who they think can help them with their mission. Leo ends up helping Elias who was once one of America’s top criminals and together the two must survive in the wilds of Alaska while also being hunted. I really like these romantic suspense books as all the intense situations help with the insta attraction that always comes. I will also say that this one was more believable then the first which took place in Antartica. I also just love books set in Alaska, the land is always a character as well and I love that. We also get a glimpse of the couple from the first book and I always enjoy seeming past couples in books. Overall this is a fun romantic suspense book, if you also like Alaska then I would recommend picking this one up. Thank you Sourcebooks Casablanca and Netgalley for my gifted copy for review.

Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams – 1.5 Stars I went into this book with such high hopes because I had heard great things about the author’s first book but this one just didn’t work for me. I listened on audio while also reading my ebook and the narrator’s at times just didn’t make sense to me. We are following two timelines in this book. The first is in present day and we are following Lena who is trying to figure out what really happened to her sister Cambry 4 months ago. We are also getting the last few hours of what Cambry experienced before she died. Im not really sure what didn’t work for me with this one other than everything. I was underwhelemed by the story and the characters, there was a twist towards the end that surprised me but overall just not for me. Thank you Joffe Books and Netgalley for my gifted copy for review.

When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting – 4 Stars I love Helena Hunting’s books so much!! I will pretty much read anything from her and set a book by her in Colorado and have hobby horse tournaments and you know it’s going to be good! She writes some hilarious scenes that take place at her main character’s event center. In this book we are following Avery who is happy running the event center with her sisters and living with her best friend Declan. When Declan ditches Avery and she is forced to drive in the rain she gets into an accident and is seriously injured. Declan feeling horribly guilty about the situation plus scaring him at the thought of losing her, he decides that he will be the one to take care of her. This was a cute and steamy story about two friends who are both hiding their feelings from one another as they learn that there might be more between them. I really hope we get more stories following her sisters, they were a lot of fun to read about. Thank you St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for my gifted copy for review.

Forever Thrown by Kathleen Brooks – 4 Stars This series is one of my favorites, I talk about it every few months because Kathleen Brooks is so fast at getting these books out. This series is now the third I think for the town of Keeneston KY and we have been following the kids from the original series. Forever Thrown is number 16 and is following Porter Davies who just retired as a Pro Rodeo bull rider. Porter is tasked with finding out out if Willa Alderidge is a traitor to the government or not. What ensues is the typical high paced shenanigans that always seem to follow the families of Keeneston. If you want a hilarious contemporary/suspense romance then I recommend picking up any books in this series or the ones before, Bluegrass or Bluegrass Brothers which is about the original couples from Keeneston.

Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn – 4 Stars This one in some ways is hard to rate because of the subject matter. While overall I enjoyed the story I feel like there should be a note in the front of this about the heavily religious aspect of the book. Christianity and faith is the center of this book and the struggle that kids go through. We are following two characters in this book and the first is Meg who was raised in a very conservative house finds out that she was a product of a teen pregnancy and the man she thought was her dad is not. The second person we are following is Micah who is a former pastor’s kid and his dad is now in prison. Meg and Micah’s story was one I could identify with on so many levels as I also grew up in a conservative and religious household. I really enjoyed this one and the growth that both Meg and Micah went through was great to read. Thank you Wednesday Books and Netgalley for my gifted copy.

The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams – 4 Stars In some ways this book reminded me of When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting. You have two people who have been friends forever and both are hiding feelings from each other. However, this one is set in the sports world! In real life I am not a sports fan at all, I go out of my way to not watch sports but I LOVE sports romances! Bree is a ballet instructor who is best friends with football superstar Nathan! I loved their friends to lovers relationship. They were both such sweet characters. I also loved Nathan’s team mates and I really hope we get their stories sometime too!

Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon – 3 Stars I have heard so many people talk about this series so I decided to give it a try. While it wasn’t my favorite book it was a fun time. This book follows Georgie who is abducted by Aliens and then left stranded on a planet with a few other woman. While searching for help Georgie meets Vektal who instantly takes a liking to her. If you ever wanted a relationship between a human and an Alien then I recommend this one! There are trigger warnings for this book so I would look into those before reading.

Hostage by Clare Mackintosh – DNF I don’t have much to say about this one other than it was slow and I was confused and not interested. I might try this one again not on audio sometime in the future.

WWW Wednesday – 9/14

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The three Ws are:
What are currently reading?
What have you finished reading?
What will you read next?

What are you currently reading?

  • Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger – Not very far just started
  • Dark Lover by JR Ward – about 50% into it, this is a reread
  • Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore – About 20% into this one
  • In My Dreams I Hold A Knife – Just started only a few chapters in


What did you recently finish reading?

  • Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood – 5 Stars
  • A Slow Burning Fire by Paula Hawkins – 5 Stars
  • Heart Stopper Vol 1 by Alice Oseman – 5 Stars
  • The Broken Girls by Simone St. James – 5 Stars
  • A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore – 4 Stars

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • False Witness by Karin Slaughter
  • A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
  • The Inn on Sweetbriar Lane by Jeannie Chin – ARC that is out 9/28
  • Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis – ARC that is out 9/28

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Tuesday: September 7th

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @the Bionic Bookworm and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 series of all time. This was so hard! I have way too many to list so I did my best.

Psy/Changling Series by Nalini Singh – there is technically two series in this but they are all connected. So far we are up to 20 total, thats 15 in the original and now up to 5 in the second series. This series follows shifters, humans and an advanced human called Psy as they all interact together. Each book follows a different couple. This one should probably be read in order.

Argeneau Vampire Series by Lynsay Sands – I just reviewed book 33 that comes out the end of this month! I love this series it is so fun and sexy! Each book follows a different couple. Doesn’t necessarily need to be read in order.

The Winston Brothers by Penny Reid – Contemporary about a group of siblings. These are so fun and smart.

The Other’s by Anne Bishop – a different take on shifters. This is only a 5 book series and I love Meg and Simon so much. This one follows the same characters through out the series.

Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward – So far there are 19 books in this series plus a few spin offs. This series is about bada$$ Vampires and their protection of their race. Each book follows a different couple. Helps to be read in order.

These are some more series that I really want to mention.

  • Bergman Brother’s by Chloe Liese – Contemporary Romance – so far 4 books and they are all so good.
  • Will Trent Series by Karin Slaughter – Thriller following an FBI agent and a coroner.
  • Badger Chronicles by Shelly Laurenston – Paranormal Romance about honey badger shifters.
  • Stillhouse Lake series by Rachel Caine – Thriller series following an ex-wife of a serial killer.
  • Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan – High fantasy series.
  • Wayfair Redemption series by Sara Douglass – Fantasy series
  • Sevenwater Series by Juliet Marillier – Fantasy Series
  • Forever Series by Kathleen Brooks – Contemporary Romance series

What are some of your favorite retellings?

Cover Reveal: Taking The Leap by Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley has revealed the cover for Taking the Leap, and it’s gorgeous! 

Taking the Leap, the upcoming beautiful, heartbreaking and healing standalone in the River Rain series from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley, is coming February 15th, and is available now  for pre-order!

From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes the new book in her River Rain Series, Taking the Leap.

Alexandra Sharp has been crushing on her co-worker, John “Rix” Hendrix for years. He’s her perfect man, she knows it.

She’s just not his perfect woman, and she knows that too.

Then Rix gives Alex a hint that maybe there’s a spark between them that, if she takes the leap, she might be able to fan into a flame This leads to a crash and burn, and that’s all shy Alex needs to catch the hint never to take the risk again.

However, with undeniable timing, Rix’s ex, who broke his heart, and Alex’s family, who spent her lifetime breaking hers, rear their heads, gearing up to offer more drama. With the help of some matchmaking friends, Rix and Alex decide to face the onslaught together…

As a fake couple.

You do not want to miss this one. Reserve your copy today!

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Cover Reveal: Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

Starry-Eyed Love, an all new hilarious and emotional standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is coming May 10th, 2022, and we have the stunning cover!

When it comes to her sisters and their family’s event hotel, London Spark is willing to sacrifice almost everything, including her love for all things creative in exchange for the role of business administrator at the Spark House. So when a multi-million-dollar company asks for a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, London is determined to prove to herself and her sisters that she can win them over. She thinks she has the partnership in the bag until the company’s arrogant CEO hijacks her presentation.

Jackson Holt has lived his adult life avoiding relationships and focusing instead on his company and charity work. But when he met London months ago, he decided to take a chance, only for the timing to be wrong. So imagine his surprise when he walks past a conference room to see London again. Determined not to waste a second chance to get to know her, he inadvertently inserts himself into planning an event at the Spark House. While he may get to spend time with London, he realizes he needs to keep it within professional boundaries. But as soon as their event is over, all bets are off.

After spending months dating, but not really dating, and with their work entanglements over, London and Jackson are finally ready to take the next step in their relationship. But between Jackson’s secretive past and London’s struggle with her sisters, London must question where she really stands—not just with Jackson, but with the Spark House, too. 

Reserve your copy today!

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Cover Designer: Monique Amie http://moniqueaimee.com/

About Helena Hunting 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy. 

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Blog Tour: Chasing Serenity by Kristen Ashley

She’s high heels, he’s hiking boots . . . and they’re perfect together.

Chasing Serenity, an all new steamy and emotional opposites attract stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley is available now!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new novel in her River Rain series…

From a very young age, Chloe Pierce was trained to look after the ones she loved. 

And she was trained by the best.

But when the man who looked after her was no longer there, Chloe is cast adrift—just as the very foundation of her life crumbled to pieces. 

Then she runs into tall, lanky, unpretentious Judge Oakley, her exact opposite. She shops. He hikes. She drinks pink ladies. He drinks beer. She’s a city girl. He’s a mountain guy.

Obviously, this means they have a blowout fight upon meeting. Their second encounter doesn’t go a lot better. 

Judge is loving the challenge. Chloe is everything he doesn’t want in a woman, but he can’t stop finding ways to spend time with her. He knows she’s dealing with loss and change.

He just doesn’t know how deep that goes. Or how ingrained it is for Chloe to care for those who have a place in her heart, how hard it will be to trust anyone to look after her…

And how much harder it is when it’s his turn.

Excerpt

Considering the fact he’d brought in a coffee for his buddy, Rix, who managed the store, Judge was down on the floor where Rix’s office was, not on the top floor where his was, so he saw her when she walked into the shoe section.

He’d dated Meg.

And before Meg, there was Jess.

And before Jess, there was Kimberly.

They all had different color hair, Meg and Jess were tall, Kim was not.

But even so, Judge had a type. 

He knew it.

And that woman who’d strolled up to the shoe displays?

She was his type.

Multiplied by a thousand.

Christ, she was beautiful.

And bad news.

He could tell that last by the outfit, including her ridiculous, high-heeled booties.

He’d worked at River Rain Outdoor stores for nine years—starting as a sales associate when he was still going to college and advancing to director of the Kids and Trails program.

In all that time, he didn’t think he’d ever seen a woman walk into any of their stores wearing shoes like hers.

And when he came down again a half an hour later to hit Rix’s office to make some copies because the copier in the corporate offices at the top level was busted, he noticed she was still there.

He also noticed he had further evidence she was bad news.

That evidence?

The sheer number of boxes of boots that she was trying on scattered around her.

She looked like she’d not set foot on a hiking trail in her life.

And she looked like she was there because she’d already trolled through all the boutiques around the square, but this hadn’t assuaged her shopping fix, because nothing really did.

Therefore, there was a possibility, after making a member of staff bring her fifteen pairs of shoes, she’d walk out not buying anything.

She’d do this not thinking a thing of it.

However, he noted some of the boots she was trying on were riding boots, and Judge could see that round ass of hers in the saddle on top of a horse.

Wearing a riding habit.

Even if she was trouble, and he had not the slightest interest (or he was telling himself that), he couldn’t keep his eyes off her.

Because he was a moron.

That said, she caught his gaze every time.

So he was looking.

But so was she.

His instincts proved true when he came down for the third time with more to copy, and he again walked through the shoe section to get to the office in the back. Doing this close to where she was seated, still trying on boots, because, yes, in the fifteen minutes between then and now, he had not stopped being a moron.

And again, she caught his gaze.

He had no clue why, but as her gorgeous hickory brown eyes hit his, he muttered, “Nice booties.”

Her back shot straight, and she demanded, “What did you just say?”

Fall in love today!

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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty romance novels including the Rock Chick, Colorado Mountain, Dream Man, Chaos, Unfinished Hero, The ’Burg, Magdalene, Fantasyland, The Three, Ghost and Reincarnation, Moonlight and Motor Oil and Honey series along with several standalone novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold over three million books.

Kristen’s novel, Law Man, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Romantic Suspense. Her independently published title Hold On was nominated for RT Book Reviews best Independent Contemporary Romance and her traditionally published title Breathe was nominated for best Contemporary Romance. Kristen’s titles Motorcycle Man, The Will, Ride Steady (which won the Reader’s Choice award from Romance Reviews) and The Hookup all made the final rounds for Goodreads Choice Awards in the Romance category.

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WWW Wednesday – 9/8

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The three Ws are:
What are currently reading?
What have you finished reading?
What will you read next?

What are you currently reading?

  • An Ambush of Widows by Jeff Abbott
  • The Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix
  • A Slow Burning Fire by Paula Hawkins


What did you recently finish reading?

  • Chasing Serenity by Kristen Ashley
  • The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • False Witness by Karin Slaughter
  • A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
  • A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Release Blitz: Chasing Serenity by Kristen Ashley

Chasing Serenity, an all new sexy and swoony opposites attract standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley, is available now!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new novel in her River Rain series…

From a very young age, Chloe Pierce was trained to look after the ones she loved. 

And she was trained by the best.

But when the man who looked after her was no longer there, Chloe is cast adrift—just as the very foundation of her life crumbled to pieces. 

Then she runs into tall, lanky, unpretentious Judge Oakley, her exact opposite. She shops. He hikes. She drinks pink ladies. He drinks beer. She’s a city girl. He’s a mountain guy.

Obviously, this means they have a blowout fight upon meeting. Their second encounter doesn’t go a lot better. 

Judge is loving the challenge. Chloe is everything he doesn’t want in a woman, but he can’t stop finding ways to spend time with her. He knows she’s dealing with loss and change.

He just doesn’t know how deep that goes. Or how ingrained it is for Chloe to care for those who have a place in her heart, how hard it will be to trust anyone to look after her…

And how much harder it is when it’s his turn.

Fall in love today!

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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty romance novels including the Rock Chick, Colorado Mountain, Dream Man, Chaos, Unfinished Hero, The ’Burg, Magdalene, Fantasyland, The Three, Ghost and Reincarnation, Moonlight and Motor Oil and Honey series along with several standalone novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold over three million books.

Kristen’s novel, Law Man, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Romantic Suspense. Her independently published title Hold On was nominated for RT Book Reviews best Independent Contemporary Romance and her traditionally published title Breathe was nominated for best Contemporary Romance. Kristen’s titles Motorcycle Man, The Will, Ride Steady (which won the Reader’s Choice award from Romance Reviews) and The Hookup all made the final rounds for Goodreads Choice Awards in the Romance category.

Connect with Kristen

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Top 5 Tuesday: September 7th

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @the Bionic Bookworm and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 retellings. I love retellings, they are some of my favorite types of books to read. I especially love Jane Austen and Beauty and the Beast retellings. I have read so many different takes on Pride and Prejudice and they very rarely disappoint. I also love Juliet Marillier, I know I talk about her quite a bit on here and she does fantastic retellings. Robin McKinley is another great fantasy author who takes fairytales and transforms them. Here are 5 retellings that I have really enjoyed.

  • Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – retelling of The Wild Swans
  • Captain Wentworth’s Diary by Amanda Grange – retelling of Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice Graphic Novel
  • Hearts Blood by Juliet Marillier – retelling of Beauty and the Beast
  • Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley – retelling of Sleeping Beauty

What are some of your favorite retellings?