Wednesday, May 4, 2022

What Deanna Read #75: April 2022

Dang! This month came around quickly. I've been super busy with work which is a good thing but it means I have not been able to read as much. I'm not sure how much I've read to be honest as I haven't checked. Doesn't feel like much though I haven't been sleeping well so I've stayed up late reading a fair bit too. So who knows??? We shall see...

Oh, in other news, I reached 1000 followers on TikTok. Go enter my celebration giveaway.

Also, not that it matters to you guys, but it makes my life easier. Amazon have done something with their images so I can use them in my posts again which halves the amount of work I need to do for them. Yay!!

Here's what I read for the month.

The Dragon's Bride by Katee Robert
The Dragon's Bride

Runaway Bride by Cassie Mint
Runaway Bride

A Chance Encounter by Nikki Ash
A Chance Encounter

Firefly by KB Everly

Do Me A Favor by Jessa Kane
Do Me A Favor

In Deep by Hannah Haze
In Deep

That Time I Got Drunk And Saved A Demon by Kimberly Lemming
That Time I Got Drunk And Saved A Demon

The President's Daisy by MK Moore
The President's Daisy

Her Alien Angel by Michele Mills
Her Alien Angel

Woke Up Wed by Cassie Mint
Woke Up Wed

Earning Her Keep by Dani Wyatt
Earning Her Keep

Burn For Me by Jisa Dean
Burn For Me

Safeguarding Miley by Melissa Kay Clarke
Safeguarding Miley

Beautiful & Dirty by Katrina Jackson
Beautiful & Dirty

The Sweetest Bliss by Annelise Devereaux
The Sweetest Bliss

My Pet by CM Steele
My Pet

Trusting Taylor by Susan Stoker
Trusting Taylor

The Vessel by Selena Moore
The Vessel

Speechless by Ashley Logan
Speechless: The Many Grunts Of A Mountain Man

Stalking Sophie by Emma Bray
Stalking Sophie

Iron Giant by Cassie Mint
Iron Giant

The Dean by Cassie Mint
The Dean

Rebel Tempts The Beast by Mink
Rebel Tempts The Beast

The Rise of Promise by TS Joyce
The Rise Of Promise

Blade by Cassie Mint

Honey Trap by Cassie Mint
Honey Trap

Dad Bod Dragon by Zoe Chant
Dad Bod Dragon

Spark by Ella Goode

The Intergalactic Beast by Adam Husting
The Intergalactic Beast: A Boreal Triangle Short Story

The Medic by Anna Hackett
The Medic

Well, it turns out that I read a lot of more last month than I thought I did. I do think that some of them were pretty short books but I also know there were a few long ones in there. The fun this was I discovered a few new authors that I thoroughly enjoyed and will be looking for more of their books in the future.

First off, because I'm predictable. The Rise Of Promise by TS Joyce. I've been looking forward to this book because the hero sounded like a hoot. Who knew he would turn out to be such a rich, deep, complex character. He was awesome. I fell so in love with him and was sad when the book was over. What an incredible book!!

Another winner from another favorite author. Blade by Cassie Mint. This is short, sweet, and steamy, but most of all, I loved the heroine. She was so strange and quirky and I loved all her awkwardness and all her idiosyncrasies. It made her just that much more delightful.

Of course, what month of reading would it be without another winner by Anna Hackett in The Medic. Wow! I was expecting Ryder to be charming and a bit of a player, but he's deep, compassionate, and probably cares way too much. Coupled with the incredible and deadly Siv, these two make a sizzling couple.

Now onto the new authors I discovered. The first is CM Steele who writes these short, steamy romances I love. I read My Pet by her and was blown away, and no, he does not keep her as a pet. That's the hero's nickname for the heroine. All the things that I love in a romance. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I will definitely glom it as soon as the book comes out.

The other author is Nikki Ash. I saw A Chance Encounter being recommended in a book group and decided to read it since it sounded like the kind of book that I would enjoy. Yeah, I enjoyed the heck out of it. The hero is just amazing. Such a good guy. It's a one-night-stand surprise pregnancy story, but man, it's so well done. I plan on reading more from this author. I did do a fun little video on TikTok for this book so I'll include it below.

@deannasworld163 Deanna's World @nikkiashauthor #romance #bookblog #readromance #romancebookrecs #steamybookrecs #romanceblogger #readingromancebooks #momswhoread #momswhoreaddirty #bookrecommendation #mustreadromance #cantputitdown #upallnightreading ♬ Infinity - Jaymes Young

And finally for a bit of fun, here's my most watched video on TikTok so far. I guess hot guys are in.

@deannasworld163 Deanna's World #romance #bookblog #readromance #romancebookrecs #steamybookrecs #romanceblogger #readingromancebooks #momswhoread #momswhoreaddirty #bookrecommendation #antiheroromance #herovillaintrend ♬ original sound - Jessica Marie

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

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  1. It doesn't seem to let me post!

  2. My long post that is! Is there a character limit?

    1. Ugh, I do not know. It looks like they've changed their comment section recently. Maybe try with breaking the post into a couple sections? I really want to see what you've read.

  3. good month for me too. Like you, some were short. Some very short like the bonus epilogue, but hey, every little helps. And I can't believe we are a third way through the year. Drum roll…

    1 Alien Pilot needs a Nanny by Tasha Black. Alien Nanny Agency #2

    2 Alien Pilot needs a Nanny bonus epilogue by Tasha Black. Alien Nanny Agency #2.5

    3 Black Mail by Lynn Raye Harris. Black's Bandits #6

    4 Falling Hard by Kaylea Cross. Crimson Point Protectors #1

    5 He's not my Boyfriend by Jackie Lau. Chin-Williams #2

    1. I love the bonus epilogues. Wish they could be counted on Goodreads though.

  4. The Medic by Anna Hackett. Norcross Security #8. Think this is the best in this series.

    7 The Medic bonus epilogue by Anna Hackett. Norcross Security #8.5

    8 Summer on the Island by Brenda Novak

    9 Frozen in Ice by Cynthia Eden. Ice Breaker Cold Case #1

    10 Phantom Game by Christine Feehan. Ghost Walkers #18.
    11 Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory by Martha Wells. Murderbot Diaries Short Story #4.5

    12 The Forgotten Dead by Jordan L Hawk. Outfoxing the Paranormal #1

    13 Blown Away by Cara Bristol. Cyborg Force #1

    14 Haven by Tasha Black. Alien Surrogate Agency #2

    15 Haven bonus Epilogue by Tasha Black. Alien Surrogate Agency #2

    1. I agree, I think The Medic is one of Anna's best books yet, but I say that about most of her new books now.

  5. 16 I Married a Minotaur by Regine Abel. Prime Mating Agency #5

    17 Better than Home by Lane Hayes. Better Than #6

    18 Marked for Mayhem by Susan Hayes. Crashed and Claimed #1

    19 Maybe We Won't by Melissa Foster. Silver Harbor #3

    20 Protector's Temptation by Leah Ashton. Shadow Team 6 #1

    21 Protector's Temptation bonus epilogue by Leah Ashton. Shadow Team 6 bonus


    1. I still haven't gotten into the Regine Abel monster romances. I've heard they are quite sweet and quite good, but... monsters!

    2. They are quite sweet. Not really monsters though.

    3. I think my barrier to entry is the book cover. They look like monsters on the book covers. I need to get past that.

  6. What a kerfuffle. Lol. Really enjoyed the Christine Feehan book. CF can be a bit hit and miss with me even though I read all her books. Well, apart from the Shadow series. She is better when she holds back in the sex scenes as I find her writing of these a bit over the top


    1. I'm way behind on Christine Feehan. Well, in reality, I'm way behind on everything. But with Christine Feehan, I'm way, way behind. I need to catch up on her Torpedo Ink series.