Monday, May 31, 2021

A typical bully romance

Couple kissing

I've written about bully romance in the past. I talked about it when it was new and I was trying to figure out what it was. I don't think I got it quite right because the trope was still new. And then I tried to figure out why people loved reading about it because y'all, I didn't get it.  Recently, in a book group, someone shared a tirade about what's a typical plot for a bully romance and it is too good to not share.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Is love the story? by Steven Paul Leiva

Love scrabble

I don't know where someone might find the statistics on this, but I would be willing to bet that in all the stories told by humans, a good majority of them are love stories or have, at least, love as an essential part. Love that is, in all its variations and colors.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Delicious contemporary romances recommended by Luna Joya

Luna Joya teaser

Hi everyone! I’m Luna. Thanks to Deanna for letting me guest host today. When I’m not writing steamy witch romances, I’m reading. Here are a few of my favorite recent contemporary romances that feature chefs, food, or cooking. These are guaranteed to make your mouth water. Enjoy!

Monday, May 17, 2021

Reading past my bedtime

Reading in bed

Let's face it, for us book lovers, we have all done this. We've read that one more chapter, which turns into ten more chapters, and suddenly it is 3am or 5am, or you need to wake up in an hour to get started on your day. This has happened to me more times than I can remember. I used to pull it off in my younger years and still drag myself out of bed to get to class in uni, but alas, those days are behind me.

Monday, May 10, 2021

What Helen Read #59: April 2021

Well, it's been a week. Steve is a bit poorly and we're dealing with that. On top of that, I got my first covid vaccine shot. Such a relief but it threw me for a loop. I usually have no reactions to vaccines but this one did a number on me. My arm got very sore, like wake you up at night painful. That lasted three days but it's still a little bit sore now even though it's been four days. I still feel it when I turn on my side. Also, I had headaches for two days. On the first night, I got going hot and cold so I felt like I had a fever and then not. I checked my temperature but my temperature was normal. And I got really tired and my brain got foggy. I could not concentrate for two days and that was two days down the tubes and I didn't get anything done. That was all very strange. Steve gets his shot this week so we shall see how he goes. He tends to have big reactions to vaccines so hopefully he's not too bad. How about you? Have you had your vaccine yet? But on to book stuff...

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Ulara by Leesa Bow

The Jam Queens by Josephine Moon
The Jam Queens 
(Amazon AU)

Ways To Ruin A Royal Reputation by Dani Collins
Ways To Ruin A Royal Reputation

Shiver by Allie Reynolds

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Book quotes #6: May 2021

Passion led us here

How are you enjoying the book quotes? Are they something you are enjoying? Let me know. I want to know whether to keep continuing ir or not depending on your enjoyment. I personally love it, but then I've read the books and these are bits that I've enjoyed while reading.  I hope you enjoy today's offerings.

Monday, May 3, 2021

What Deanna Read #63: April 2021

Hellooooo!!!! It's May!!! Do you know what that means? It means that we are almost halfway through the year already. Can you believe it?

On the reading front, it's been a good month. Read two new-to-me authors and really enjoyed them. Read some old favorites that really hit me in the right mood.

On the work front, it's getting a little busier. That's a good thing and I'm learning some new things that are challenging me and pushing me to expand my horizons. Nerve wracking but also rewarding.

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.

Bulky by Jessa Kane

Her Touch by Alexa Riley
Her Touch

His Touch by Alexa Riley
His Touch

Mr Taboo Daddy by Aria R Blue
Mr Taboo Daddy