Monday, August 5, 2019

What Deanna Read #42: July 2019

Greetings! Can you believe we are well and truly into the second half of the year now? Whoosh! There went 2019!!

I'm happy to report my eyes are healing nicely. I've reverted back to an almost normal sized font. Things are still a little blurry but it's manageable. There were times when things were so blurry and I couldn't even see to read a phone number that I was ready to cry from frustration. Can't tell you the number of times I had to ask Steve to read something for me because I couldn't see. But yay! My distance vision is near perfect and it's just my close vision that needs some adjustment.

From a reading perspective, I think I did pretty well. My Kindle has a Reading Insights feature and I am trying to keep my reading streak up. I'm making an effort to read daily and even on days when I'm busy and don't have much time to read, I try to squeeze in five minutes just to maintain my reading streak. Do you read on a Kindle? What do your reading insights look like?

Reading insights

Here's what I read for the month.

I did a big binge read of my favorite Anna Hackett series, Galactic Gladiators in anticipation of the new series coming out. Imperator the last of the Galactic Gladiator series was fantastic, as was the start of the House of Rone series with Sentinell. What can I say? I just freaking love cyborgs.

Serena Akeroyd put out another spectacular book with The Professor. This one is intense. Nicholas is an asshole. There's no other way to describe him. He's not very nice to Phoebe but he's obsessed with her and it's breathtaking. He's not my usual type of hero but I fell madly in love with him and the story was spectacular. This might be one of my favorite books by Ms Akeroyd.

One of my favorite romantic suspense authors, Julie Rowe had a new book out. Search and Destroy was fast-paced, action-packed. Lots of boom. She writes such realistic, terrifying stories of domestic bio-terrorism.

And finally, I dipped my toe into Ruby Dixon with Pretty Human. It was a short story but very sweet and certainly a good taster into her writing. I think I'll check out her Ice Planet Barbarians books when time permits.

Oh! One last thing. I shouldn't leave out the funniest book I read this month. This was recommended by a friend and it's a hoot. Beth's Stable was such a funny book. Lots of hijinks, pranks, and shenanigans.

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

Stay tuned for Helen's books next.

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  1. A really good month in July although some were quite short.
    1. Hot Seal Hero by Lynn Raye Harris. Hot seal team #7. Another winner

    2. Hunter by Anna Hackett. Gladiator Short stories. And a nice bridge to the House of Rone

    3. The Heart you Break by Cynthia Eden. Wilde Securities #4. Loving this series

    4. A Nurse for the Wolfman by Eve Langlais. Chimera Secrets #1. I loved this. Looking forward to the next one in the series.

    5. Butterfly Hair by Veronica Scott. Short story taster for Pets in Space

    6. Beyond the Limit by Cindy Dees. Valkyrie Ops #1. The author's best yet. A super strong heroine who was also a team player and stood against the hero. She didn't need him, but she definitely wanted him! Not sure she'd be your cup of tea Deanna! LOL

    7. The Flood by Kristina Ohlsson. Scandinavian crime noir for a change. Not read any in a while. Loved this. The layers were very cleverly built up to the reveal

    8. Out in the Field by Lane Hayes. Out #4

    9. Under Currents by Nora Roberts. Nora never fails to do excellence

    10. Hard Ride by Jayne Rylon. Powertools: Hot Rides #3. Another great menĂ ge/poly tale by Jayne Rylon.

    11. Guarding the Mermaid by Eve Langlais. Chimera Secrets #2. I'm loving this series. And this one, with a dark murderous hero, was yummy

    12. Home Improvements by Tara Lain. This was great. Read in one go! Short and sweet

    13. Bishops Knight by Katie Reus. Endgame Trilogy #1

    14. Doc's Orders by Cynthia Sax. Cyborg space exploration #2

    15. Sentinel by Anna Hackett. House of Rone #1. Loved it!

    16. Vanished by Lisa Hughey. ALIAS #3

    17. Inside Man by Tracy Cooper-Posey. Project Kobra #2

    18. London Calling by Sara Sheridan. Mirabelle Bevan #2. I'm enjoying these amateur sleuth mysteries set in the early 50s in Brighton.

    19. More the Merrier by Jayne Rylon. Powertools novella

    20. Covert Vengeance by Kaylea Cross. Valkyrie Vengeance #2. Great kickass heroines

    1. Gill, you had a great month. I freaking loved Sentinel. I was so excited about it coming out.

  2. You did have a fantastic month and I must check out my reading insights :)

    Have Fun


    1. I love checking my reading insights daily. I'm determined to read at least a little bit daily.