Thursday, July 30, 2020

Authors. Ghostwriters. Are they real people?

Baby on man's chest

Recently I've gotten hooked on daddy romances. Don't judge me!! They are all sorts of smutty goodness. Besides that, I've been getting a lot of recommendations of authors who write those kinds of books (smutty smut smut), but that is not the point of this article. The point of this article is, are they even real people writing these books? Here's what I mean...

Monday, July 27, 2020

Books I have not finished 2020 #2

Still on the reading merry go round that is Kindle Unlimited. And oh yeah, let's not forget all the Facebook ads I get sucked into clicking on and downloading because the excerpts and ads sound good but the books themselves let me down. I never like it when I have to DNF a book because it makes me feel rather disgruntled. The good news is that the books I do enjoy and finish outweigh the ones I do not.

Triple Threat by Annie J Rose

Review: Triple Threat by Annie J Rose

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The appeal of Highlanders and what makes them great romantic heroes by Cathleen Ross

Please welcome Cathleen Ross to the bloggity as she tells us about the appeal of Highlanders. I mean, who doesn't love these big, gruff, kilt-wearing hotties?

Highlander kilt

Without a doubt, Highlanders are the ultimate hero, but what makes them so popular year after year?

Monday, July 20, 2020

Blood Bound: What inspired the book? by Samantha A Cole

Samantha A Cole Blood Bound teaser 1

One of the things I'm sure authors get asked all the time is what's the inspiration for this or that story, or this or that character. With Ms Cole's new books in her Blackhawk Security series about to release, I, being the nosy reader that I am, asked that question. I hope you're not sick of that question already, Ms Cole, but thank you for indulging me.

Please welcome Samantha A Cole, author of the popular Trident Security series and now the Blackhawk Security series amongst many others to the bloggity.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Indie self-publishing, it's a small business

Girl typing and writing

From a reader perspective, I find that I'm reading more indie books recently. Compared to traditionally published books, they are a lot more affordable and often a lot more accessible, particularly with books in Kindle Unlimited. In the last few years, I've seen a huge increase in indie publishing or self-publishing. With the advent of the Kindle and Amazon making it easier for writers to publish on their own, many aspiring authors have become published authors with the push of a button. But is it as simple as that, or is there more to it?

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Reading indie self-published books vs traditionally published books

Book with coffee cup and candle

Every few years, I like to take a look at my reading tastes and see how things have changed. I recall when I first started reading, I read a lot of historical romance. It's how I first discovered the genre. These days I barely read any historicals at all with a few small exceptions. And of course, when I started reading, all books were traditionally published, and that's changed too over the recent years.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Movie review: Hamilton The Musical

Hamilton logo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Heat rating:  No heat
Watch it on Disney+

About the movie

The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.

Monday, July 6, 2020

What Deanna Read #53: June 2020

Hello and happy second half of the year. Wow! It's July already. Can you believe it? I sincerely hope that the second half of 2020 will be better. No fire breathing dragons. No alien dinosaur invasions.

We've ventured out a little more in the last month and had a few lunches out with our wedding anniversary celebration and also the launch of a new gin created by a friend of ours. Those were fun events but also a little nerve-wracking with being out in public. I'm a little paranoid about exposure.

A little announcement. Helen will not have a "What Helen Read" this month as she is poorly and recovering. Please send her good healing thoughts and wishes.

That's it from me. I hope everyone is well. My thoughts are with you all. Stay safe.

Here's what I read for the month.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Manview: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Welcome to another Manview. For those of you who are new to Manviews, these are reviews of romance novels specifically from a man's perspective, the reader today is my very own Steve. You can find previous Manviews here.

My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
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My rating: star star star star star

Heat rating: Flame  Flame