It’s that time of the year when our moods drop. The holidays are over and for
many, the cold, winter months make the everyday seem like an impossible task.
It’s also a month for change. People are trying to reorganize their priorities,
hoping to take better care of themselves or start new endeavors. It’s easy to
get lost in the process and overstress yourself. Thankfully there’s something I
can rely out to get me out of those foul moods.
Books are my medicine. If I’ve had a particularly long and grueling day, there’s
comfort in knowing that I can slide into bed, curl up under the covers with a
cup of hot tea and escape to a new world just by opening a book. I know that
just reading a few pages can make me forget the day’s events and I can simply
let my mind drift.
Whether it’s the relaxing routine of settling down or the type of book you are
reading, stories are a welcome distraction and it’s not hard to find a book that
will fit the current mood you are in. There are so many that it took me a while
to narrow it down this week but I think I’ve found something to please everyone
when you’re in need of something to give you that boost.
For when you’re too exhausted to move but still was to revisit old friends.
This series follows the same group of characters over the course of several
books so it’s easy to pop in and out when you need a little pick-me-up.
Cursed by a spell meant to destroy them, Taran Wird and her sisters
instead developed unique magical talents. With the power of fire and lightning
literally at her fingertips, Taran doesn’t fear much. Demons, vamps,
whatever—bring ’em on! Only one thing terrifies her: commitment.
crazy about her boyfriend, Gemini, a sexy were with the incredible ability to
split into two separate wolves. But after watching her sister go through
heartbreak with the pack’s Alpha, Taran knows not to count on happily ever
after—despite Gemini’s desire to claim her as his mate. Reluctantly, she agrees
to meet his very traditional and conservative parents. Taran’s a badass with a
mouth to match, and Gemini loves her for it. She’s just not positive these
attributes will please Mom and Dad.
Unsurprisingly, every attempt by Taran
to bond with Gemini’s folks proves disastrous. But in the end, Taran finds that
winning them over means unleashing her powers . . . and proving that this
foul-mouthed fire-starter is a force to be reckoned with.
For when you’re buzzing with anxiety. Brimming with adrenaline, this book has
an interesting twist that that will give you a break from your own worries.
Detective Jane Hart is just getting used to paranormal life in New
Orleans. Monsters are real, and she’s the lucky cop who has to deal with them on
a daily basis. Werewolves, vampires, witches, and demons—she has to face them
all and keep their paranormal madness in check.
When a killer targets
human men—and leaves their bodies scattered in local cemeteries--Jane suspects
she may be looking at the crimes of a werewolf gone rogue. In order to hunt down
the beast, Jane once again teams up with her werewolf lover, alpha Aidan Locke.
But Aidan has been keeping secrets from Jane, dark secrets that will destroy her
Because Jane isn’t the hunter on her latest investigation. She’s
the prey. And when a vampire attack leaves her helpless, the woman that Jane was
before will vanish. She’ll become the one thing she fears most and Aidan
Her fierce lover may have to become her executioner.
For when you’re feeling under the weather. In this Erotic Paranormal novel,
Sinclair turns up the heat! And what better way to get rid of a fever than to
steam it out with this red hot read!
She risked her life to save a human child. Pain was her reward.
All her life, Emma longed for someone to love. Instead, disaster sees the
brand-new bard banished from her people for long lonely years. Injured saving a
child, the werebear has to steal food from humans, breaking shifter Law. The
territory's Cosantir and his lethal grizzly warrior catch her in the act. To her
surprise, she's healed and welcomed. Obviously, they don't know her past. But
oh, she can't resist being around other shifters--especially the captivatingly
powerful warrior. Maybe she can stay...just a little while.
As a grizzly
warrior, Ben is ordered to house the pretty werebear until she heals. His
littermate abandoned him, his home is empty, and he's been alone for a long
time. Intelligent and sweet and lushly curved, Emma is a delight...even if she
is oddly reticent about her past. Although having sworn off females, he's sorely
tempted by this one. Damned if he doesn't want to keep her, secrets or not.
Females were trouble. Years past, one split Ryder from his littermate.
Now the panther shifter is returning to Ben, bringing his cub with him, a
four-year- old he stole from the abusive female. To Ryder's annoyance, his
brother is sheltering a wounded bear. A female. Even worse, she's beautiful and
gentle and loving--damned if he's going to fall for that act again. But when the
dark of the moon arrives and death reigns supreme, he'll discover that not all
females are alike.
In a world filled with hellhounds and pixies, can
three lonely shifters and one silent cub create a new family together?
In my case, my life is usually a full plate all year round, between commitments and my Husband I keep busy, but still enjoy reading in between my projects. Thank you for letting me know about other alternatives to read about. I'll have to keep these in mind, as I whittle down my TBR list. (Peggy Roberson 6:34am January 29, 2016)
Yay! I hope you enjoy them, Peggy! (Annie Tegelan 11:37am January 30, 2016)
All three books look very interesting and I may have to buy them all - in time. I wake before my husband and read at least an hour before being forced into the world of reality. I admit that some mornings, he starts his day without me if I'm caught in the story. I have to force myself to stop at the end of a chapter and get in gear. Life's hard like that. (Sharon Mitchell 4:50am February 3, 2016)