Hello there, lovely ladies 🙂
What a week it’s been! Thank goodness for weekends, right? Luckily I’ve had the comforting company of great reads. What would we do without the distraction of fabulous books and the Alphas that accompany them?
Naturally, with my obvious love for Fifty, I’ve been outspoken about the sad (and sometimes misguided) misrepresentations of our Shady couple on social media. On one occasion, when Erika suffered yet another blast of ridiculous tirades centering around abuse, I felt compelled to speak out, posting the following open letter to her.
The controversy of opposing poles is a very attractive bone for the media to pick over, often times being deliberately provoking. I understand this trend, their aim is to sell publications and to start conversations, no matter how banal or pointless. But, on the Fifty Shades of Grey News Facebook page, I came across someone taking a clear and truthful stand. How very refreshing. From the Odyssey site, read “The Truth About Fifty Shades”. #GoodStuff
This week I read:
Sing, Coda, and Dominance by C. D. Reiss, books seven, eight, and nine of the Songs of Submission series, was exactly what I expected for the grand finale from this polished writer. I’ve adored this series, thoroughly enjoying sinking my teeth into something hearty. What a pleasure it’s been! Though heavily reminiscent of Fifty, there is a freshness to the story that’s gripping. Also, the exceptional writing doesn’t hurt one bit. The BDSM aspect is a LOT more edgy, more real, and the overall story is more intense than the fragile love blooming between Ana and Christian, but it makes for one helluva’ good book. Like I did with the first set of books, I happily bestow my BOB award on the full range of Songs of Submission.
As a side note, the book order at the end is a little confusing, and made more so with the extra shorts that the writer has listed on Goodreads. As I understand it, originally, the shorts; Jessica & Sharon (both to read after Submit), and Rachel (to be read after Burn) was published separately, but then later compiled together in Dominance, which was marketed as book 8. However, too may questions remained and the author published Coda as book 9. But Coda is actually the epi, technically the actual book 8 – order wise. See? Perplexing, right? Monica (to be read after Sing), was included in Coda as an insight into how she was handling her new life. Though I loved reading Coda and Dominance, and I was thrilled for the closure especially Coda bought, these two books, IMO, lost this five star series half a star. The jumping around from scene to scene AND through time was, on occasion, difficult to follow. That and the needless chopping into various novellas that should have been whole books always gets my goat.
Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz, book one in the Men at Work series, was just what I needed after the intensity of Submission. A well-rounded story with all the yummy bells and whistles we love. I so admire a writer who can create a vast world like in the Original Sinners series, painted in the finest of detail, and then, go on to write such a down-to-earth romance as this. What a gift. I loved it so much it went straight on to my Favorites pile. My only objection? What’s with the cover?? LOL!
Currently I’m reading:
The Goal by Elle Kennedy, book four in the Off-Campus series. You can never go wrong with a hot jock who knows EXACTLY what he wants 😉
On my shelf I have:
Mr. President by Katy Evans, book one in the White House series. So far I’m hearing good things… Yay!
This little joke because….. Yoda. LOL!
Well, that was a mouthful from me! I hope you’re having as much reading fun as I am. Don’t be shy to share the very best on your bookshelf with us, girls 🙂