Monday, November 1, 2021

What Deanna Read #69: October 2021

I don't know where the time has gone. I blinked and October was over. It happened so fast. It's been a busy month with work and book stuff, but still. Maybe it's just me getting old and time passing faster. Things have opened up around us too so it means we've been out for a few lunches. We finally had our first catch up with a friend over lunch. It was lovely.  The reading has been a bit slow. I've not read as much as earlier in the year but I think I read a little more in October than in September.

Here's what I read for the month.

First Heat by Sierra Cassidy
First Heat

Roar! by Zeta Star

Trapped With The Covert Ops Soldier by Julie Rowe
Trapped With The Covert Ops Soldier

Frightening Desires by Jisa Dean
Frightening Desires

Tane by Anna Hackett

Survivors by Anna Hackett

Dom by Anna Hackett

Griff by Anna Hackett

Ashbrock Curse by TS Joyce
Ashbrock Curse

How It Started by TS Joyce
How It Started

A Baby For The Lumberjacks by Chloe Kent
A Baby For The Lumberjacks

Crazy Rich LA by Bo Grant
Crazy Rich LA

Outlaw's Promise by Helena Newbury
Outlaw's Promise

Christmas Sugar by M Moreland
Christmas Sugar

The Sea Dragon's Lion by Zoe Chant
The Sea Dragon's Lion

The Master Shark's Mate by Zoe Chant
The Master Shark's Mate

The Hacker by Anna Hackett
The Hacker

Firefighter Sea Dragon by Zoe Chant
Firefighter Sea Dragon

Pet Rescue Panther by Zoe Chant
Pet Rescue Panther

Curvy by Alexa Riley

Stone Cold Cyborg by Cara Bristol
Stone Cold Cyborg

Guarding Her Body by Ella Goode
Guarding Her Body

Read a bit more this month but still nowhere near the record levels of the past. I'm taking my time a little more with the reading instead of racing through books. Plus I'm letting my book reading mojo rest a bit without burning out.

This month I focused on two things. First was finishing the Hell Squad series by Anna Hackett. What an awesome series!! And the last book in the series. Wow! It blew me away. I was so taken by it, I read it through twice in a row and could not stop thinking about it. I had such a book hangover. Tane was everything the end of a series needed. Ms Hackett certainly delivered on the excitment and the passion.

The other was reading a bit more of the Fire and Rescue Shifters series by Zoe Chant. I wanted to read more shifters so spent some time with that series. I loved all of these stubborn shifters when they meet their mates and then they find ways to get in their own way instead of claiming their mate. Silly creatures. Firefighter Sea Dragon was a heck of a ride and I loved The Master Shark's Mate too because Master Shark is just such an incredible character. It was particularly funny that Master Shark thought he was being punished when he was sent on holidays by the Empress instead of it being a reward. Funny funny. You need to read it. The whole series is awesome.

There were a few standalones that were awesome too. I think I found my favorite motorcycle club romance with Outlaw's Promise by Helena Newbury. Seriously, all MC romances need to be like this. It was so good. And also, I read my first Christmas romance for the year with Christmas Sugar by M Moreland and it was sweet, sexy, and wonderful.

Finally, I can't forget The Hacker by Anna Hackett. This has been a very heavy Anna Hackett month! The best part of this action-packed, sexy book was that Steve decided to read it too and listening to Steve's commentary while he was reading the book was every bit as much fun as reading the book itself.
That's it from me. What did you read this last month? Do leave a comment and let me know.

Stay tuned for what Helen read too.

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  1. Fabulous month for you and so glad that you enjoyed them so much.

    Wonderful that you can get out an about also

    Have Fun


    1. Yeah, it was a good month. I slowed down but I had a lot of great books.

  2. Well I am posting this from Benidorm. Finally got here so not sure how much I will read in November. A good month in October though. A few from my personal tbr pile too.

    1 Deadly Valor by Kaylea Cross. Crimson Point #6

    2 Keep me warm at Christmas by Brenda Novak. Silver Springs #10

    3 Mission: Guardian Angel by Laurann Dohner. Veslor Mates #2

    4 Time Loop by Veronica Scott. From Pets in Space 6

    5 Her Alien Forgemasters by Susan Hayes. The Drift:Haven Colony #3

    6 Peter Cabot gets Lost by Cat Sebastian. The Cabots #2

    7 Dominick by Eve Langlais. Growl and Prowl #1

    8 The Hacker by Anna Hackett. Norcross Security #5

    9 Hacker Free Bonus Epilogue by Anna Hackett

    10 Colton 911: Desperate Ransom by Cindy Dees. Colton 911 Chicago #10

    11 Artificial Condition by Martha Wells. Murderbot Diaries #2. Catching up on Murderbot. This is a great series. What I'd call hard scifi. i.e. not romance

    12 Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells. Murderbot Diaries #3

    13 Knot my Type by Evie Mitchell. All Access Series #1. A new author. This was both hot, and sweet

    14 Not Another Family Wedding by Jackie Lau. Chin-Williams #1. Continuing my Jackie Lau backlist

    15 Out of Control by Cindy Dees. Black Dragons Inc #1. Another book from the tbr pile

    16 Titan by Tasha Black. Arkadian Alien Mail Order Brides #3

    17 Titan epilogue by Tasha Black. Free author epilogue

    18 All the Feels by Olivia Dade

    19 I Married a Naga by Regine
    Abel. Prime Mating Agency #2

    1. Hey, glad you managed to get back to Benidorm. Hope you have a great time there. You read some great books there. And I didn't realise The Hacker had a bonus epilogue so I'm glad you mentioned it. I went in search of it after. What a fun little addition. Seeing Ace in daddy mode was awesome. I just finished the ARC of The Powerbroker and let me tell you, it's AMAZING. You are in for a treat when you read it. Vander was everything.

  3. Yes, sadly goodreads doesn't count epilogues or free bonuses. I include them in my personal count though. Every little helps. Lol

    1. Yeah, they don't. Such a bugger. It would be so much better if they did. I like seeing the numbers.