Monday, November 2, 2020

What Deanna Read #57: October 2020

Well now, the news today as I sit down to write this post is that Sean Connery has died. He was 90 years old and that's a good old age. He lived a good life but yeah, old. He died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him. I'm not one to follow celebrities so I tend not to feel too much of one thing or other when something happens to them but I feel oddly moved by Sean Connery's death. Maybe it's because I've watched him for so many years of my life and enjoyed his movies so much. I always had a little crush on him. Have you ever been particularly moved by any celebrity's death?

On the other hand, on the covid front, things are improving in our country. There are some small flare ups now and then but aside from that, I think our government has done a great job in keeping this contained and keeping people safe. Contact tracing in my state has been very good. And good news for the state south of us, they have finally moved out of lockdown with zero cases for a few consecutive days. Very happy for them.

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.

A Treat For Daddy by Jaye Diamond
A Treat For Daddy

Thick Cop Daddy by Jaye Diamond
Thick Cop Daddy

Duty Bound With Bite by Lily HarlemDuty Bound With Bite

Mission Her Shield by Anna Hackett
Mission: Her Shield

Mission Her Freedom by Anna Hackett
Mission: Her Freedom

Mission Her Safety by Anna Hackett
Mission: Her Safety

Saint by Chantal Fernando

Bedside Manner by Rochelle Summers
Bedside Manner

Bookstore Barbie by Alexa Riley
Bookstore Barbie

Custom Built by Chantal FernandoCustom Built

Only His by Madison Rose
Only His

Paid For Three Times by Madison Faye
Paid For Three Times

Liability by CA Rose and Aurora Rose Reynolds

Justified by CA Rose and Aurora Rose ReynoldsJustified

Christmas Under The Northern Lights by Annie O'Neil
Christmas Under The Northern Lights

Toxin Alert by Tyler Anne Snell
Toxin Alert

The Troubleshooter by Anna Hackett
The Troubleshooter

BAM The Beginning by Melanie MorelandBAM: The Beginning

Revved To The Maxx by Melanie Moreland
Revved To The Maxx

Heart Strings by Melanie Moreland
Heart Strings

Built For Love by Ella Goode
Built For Love

Captured For Love by Ella Goode
Captured For Love

Cowboy Bikers MC #1 by Esther E Schmidt
Cowboy Bikers MC #1

Mission Her Defense by Anna Hackett
Mission: Her Defense

Riding With Warriors Book Three by Lily Harlem
Riding With Warriors: Book Three

Protecting His Pregnant Lover by Leslie North
Protecting His Pregnant Lover

Mission Her Security by Anna Hackett
Mission: Her Security

Mission Her Rescue by Anna Hackett
Mission: Her Rescue

Mission Her Protection by Anna Hackett
Mission: Her Protection

Maddox by Callie Rhodes

The Mountain Man's Secret Valentine by Dizzy Hooper
The Mountain Man's Secret Valentine

Kitty vs Alien by Loki Renard
Kitty vs Alien

The Mountain Man's Obsession by Jenika Snow
The Mountain Man's Obsession

Seducing Sophia by Cameron Hart
Seducing Sophia

Riding With Warriors Book Two by Lily Harlem
Riding With Warriors: Book Two

Riding With Warriors Book One by Lily Harlem
Riding With Warriors: Book One

Samson by Callie Rhodes

This has been a good reading month. Some longer books, some shorter ones, and a few duds. Mostly though, I made my way through another Anna Hackett series and now I'm sad that I'm done.

To start, I devoured the Team 52 series by Anna Hackett. I never knew I had it in me to binge read, but there you have it. I binge read. My two favorites were Mission: Her Protection, the first book in the series because of Lachlan's eerie golden eyes and his reconnecting with his childhood friend who turns out to be the love of his life, and Mission: Her Freedom because who doesn't love a sexy, hunky geek?

Aside from that, I discovered a new author, Chantal Fernando and I enjoyed her book Custom Built. The only gripe I have about her books is that I read two of them this month and she killed off a beloved secondary character in both books. Is that a thing she does? I don't know but I'm leery of finding out. I do not like characters I enjoy dying.

The big find and love this month is Melanie Moreland. I read her Heart Strings and it took me days to recover from her. Her writing is beautiful, her characters wonderful, and it is so full of heart and emotion. I also loved Revved To The Maxx which was completely different and so quirky and fun, but also full of heart. I can't recommend her books enough. So beautiful. My heart was so full after reading them.

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. You did have a great month. Here's mine.
    1 Starting from Here by Lane Hayes. Starting from #3

    2 Lethal Temptation by Kaylea Cross. Rifle Creek #2

    3 King Size by Jessa Kane

    4 Say I Do by Cynthia Eden. Wilde Ways #10

    5 Star Cruise:Return Voyage by Veronica Scott. From Pets in Space 5. Love these stories set on a cruise line. In Space. This one was quite emotional.

    6 General's Holiday by Pauline Baird Jones. From Pets in Space 5.

    7 Primal Protector by LJ Vickery. Federal Paranormal Unit (Gemma-Hydrox #6)

    8 The Gritty Truth by Melissa Foster. The Whiskys:Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbour #7

    9 Harvester of Bones by Jordan L Hawk. Spectr 3 #4

    10 A California Christmas by Brenda Novak. Silver Springs #7

    11 Hawk by Susan Grant. Intergalactic Dating Agency. Sky Mates #1

    12 The Troubleshooter by Anna Hackett. Norcross #2

    13 Grind by Jayne Rylon. Powertools: The Original Crew Returns, #3

    14 Wing and a Prayer by Lea Kirk. Silver star Mates #2. Intergalactic Dating Agency

    15 Iron Pirate by Eve Langlais. Deviant Future #5

    16 Testing Truth by Cynthia Sax. Cyborg Space Exploration #6

    17 Taming My Whiskey by Melissa Foster. The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor #6

    1. I think I read King Size last month and loved it. Coincidentally, I was just thinking about it last night as I was drifting off to sleep. What did you think of it?

      Also, what do you think of the new Norcross series?

    2. I read Kingsize following your comments on it last month. Enjoyed it and may read more by the author but not in a rush.
      Loving the Norcross series. Much better than team 52, although I enjoyed that series too. For me, the supernatural elements didnt quite work.

    3. Jessa Kane is a fun author to read. I enjoy her books but don't read everything and I need to be in the right mood to read her books.

      I've enjoyed the Team 52 series. I like how badass the team is and also Lachlan's golden eyes. I'm obsessed with his golden eyes. The light supernatural aspects work for me too since I like a little bit of supernatural and I'm not reading much pure paranormal these days.

  2. Yes, my Paranormal reading is geared towards the scifi element of it at the moment. It was always vampires but I've moved away from them in recent years. I still read some, like Lara Adrian, who has refreshed her series well, I think, and christine feehan, although I'm going off her a bit

    1. Same with me. I'm reading more sci-fi than pure paranormal though I did just read a vampire story from the Duty Bound With Bite anthology by Lily Harlem but I'll pretty much read anything by Lily Harlem.

  3. Hi Deanna

    You did have a good month and you must feel really good getting back into reading and finding new authors and enjoying most of them woohoo.

    I have to say the cover for thick Cop Daddy no way LOL that book is not for me :)

    Have Fun


    1. LOL. You are correct, the cover for Thick Cop Daddy is not what I'd call enticing but I did enjoy the story.