Friday, May 4, 2018

What Deanna Read #27: April 2018

April was a slightly slower reading month but I did hit my reading goal for the year. I only set my goal for a hundred books and as of right now, I'm sitting at 101 books read. I'm not going to up my reading goal because I'm going to be very busy the rest of the year and won't have as much time to read so I figure I am going to coast for the rest of the year. Hopefully, I will find time to read even through a busy schedule.

Here's what I read for the month.

Even though I didn't read as many books last month, I made a pretty good dent into the reading pile. There were some excellent books read too.

For starters, last month saw the release of the final two books in the Quintessence series by Sereka Akeroyd. Oh my, did I love Protected By Them and Loved By Them. I had a serious book hangover after reading that lot. If you haven't read it yet, you need to. The entire series is out so you have no excuses like wanting to wait till the series is complete.

I had a lot of fun with Tempted By Demons by Lidiya Foxglove. The most fun part of the book was when the demons leave their island and venture into the real world. Their first time at a grocery store was hella funny.

Chains of Command by Lily Harlem totally blew me away. Completely. I was utterly captivated by Seb, the hero and he shot to the top of my book boyfriend list. It's been a week since I've read the book and I'm still dreaming of Seb. I want a Seb of my very own.

Of course, I can't leave out Stand & Deliver by Rhenna Morgan because Beckett was a delicious hero. I think he might have overtaken Trevor as my favorite Men of Haven hero ... maybe. It's hard to choose. Can I have them both? #whychoose

And finally, Dana Marton blew me away with her excellent writing in Threat of Danger. This was suspenseful, quite dark, and very much a thriller. Definitely worth the read if you are not the squeamish sort.

That's it from me. What did you read for this last month? Do leave a comment and let me know.

And stay tuned for Helen's reading list for the month too.

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  1. A fabulous list again Deanna and so many different stories and woohoo on reaching your goal that is fabulous anything now is a bonus and I do hope you still a fair amount of reading done

    Have Fun


    1. I read a couple of books on my nine hour flight. It was good.

  2. A mahoosive month in April, with a Anna Hackett fest again, this time Hell Squad. So.
    Fast Justice by Kaylea Cross
    To die but Once by Jacqueline Winspear. Been there since the beginning, but nothing now happens to Maisie. Another blogger, elsewhere, suggested she is just a cipher. I'm tending to agree
    Cyborg by Anna Hackett
    Breaker of Chains by Jordan L Hawk. Love everything by this author
    Born of Darkness by Lara Adrian
    Now the Anna Hackett fest.
    Marcus (Hell squad 1) by Anna Hackett
    Cruz (Hell squad 2) by Anna Hackett
    Gabe (Hell squad 3) by Anna Hackett
    Reed (Hell squad 4) by Anna Hackett
    Roth (Hell squad 5) by Anna Hackett
    Noah (Hell squad 6) by Anna Hackett
    Shaw (Hell squad 7) by Anna Hackett
    Holmes (Hell squad 8) by Anna Hackett
    Niko (Hell squad 9) by Anna Hackett
    Finn (Hell squad 10) by Anna Hackett
    Devlin (Hell squad 11) by Anna Hackett
    Theron (Hell squad 12) by Anna Hackett
    Hemi (Hell squad 13) by Anna Hackett
    Ash (Hell squad 14) by Anna Hackett
    Levi (Hell squad 15) by Anna Hackett
    Among Galactic Ruins by Anna Hackett
    At Star's End by Anna Hackett
    Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian.
    Taking Vengeance by Cynthia Sax. Love her cyborgs and the Heroine, Astrid, was fabulous
    Chance by Pearl Foxx. A new to me author. Good read but let down by typo errors.
    Hollywood by Pearl Foxx
    Crocus by Amy Lane. Follows on from Bonfires.
    Fallout by Sara Paretsky

    1. Oh man, I love your Anna Hackett fest. I need to read Hell Squad. It's the only series of hers I haven't read yet. The next book, Manu, is out soon. I can't read Pearl Foxx. I DNF'ed a few of her books. I like the sound of her books but I tend to hate her heroines.

  3. Years ago, pre kindle, my target was 4 books a month. Now I read at least double that, often more! I find that books are a lot shorter these days, or perhaps it's because they are E books, and I would find them too expensive to buy in dead tree format. I still read longer books though.
    Additionally, I wish E books all had page numbers annotated. I do like to see that!

    1. Oh yeah, books are a lot shorter these days, I think. The average book used to be 300+ pages long, now they are between 150 and 200 pages. I read a lot more books for that reason though my number of pages read is a lot shorter. I've gotten used to the Kindle locations number. I now just convert that to page numbers when I want to know what the book's page count is.

  4. Kudos on that 101 total. That's pretty significant, and looks like you read some really good ones! Hugs...RO

    1. Thanks. Yeah, I'm happy about the number I've read. It's going to slow down significantly now, so I'm glad I at least got my goal done.

  5. Looks like it was a pretty great month of reading :)

    1. Yeah, it really was. Some definite winners in there.