July 10, 2016 by Valerie Ullmer
Favorite Reads – Sunday, July 10th, 2016
Favorite Reads of the Week
Today’s blog is about something every reader hates. Reading slumps. There I said it. 🙁
There are days where I can’t wait to read book after book, never tiring of the characters that fill different worlds, and learning how their love story is different from the others I’ve read.
But there are other days where I’ve started a book and I don’t connect with the characters, the story, or any number of other things that don’t keep my interest. Sometimes I push through, read the entire book, and dislike it, which puts me off reading for a week or so.
But on days where I can’t get into the story, or I haven’t liked recent ones I’ve picked, I go back to those books that I have read and loved.
Re-reading my favorite stories from my favorite authors usually breaks me out of my reading slump (if I’m lucky). Here are three books that have helped me out a time or two when the dreaded reading slump strikes.
Liam’s Mate by J.S. Scott
Liam Hale is a vampire healer with secrets, secrets that he has kept hidden for hundreds of years from his brothers for their own protection. He’s resigned to his lot in life, to work only for the benefit of his people…until he meets mage healer Regan Taylor. Regan makes Liam want more, much more than a lonely vampire healer can ever possess.
Regan Taylor is Liam’s mate, but she knows she can never reveal the truth to Liam. No matter how much she wants him for her own, mating with Liam would be like signing his death warrant.
Can these two healers that were meant to be together find true happiness when there are so many things keeping them apart?
Pleasure of His Punishment by J.S. Scott
Contains 10 Erotic Romance Stories With Heavy Emphasis On EROTIC.
18+ Only. Stories Contain graphic sex, reluctant sex, bondage, spanking, BDSM and other subjects for mature audiences.
This is a collection of short erotic stories. ALL of the stories have a romantic element but they are erotica and include the subjects in the above 18+ warning. Alpha Male Domination And Submission Is the Main Theme and many include sexual blackmail. Several of these stories are or have been in the Amazon Top 100 Erotics. Now they are together in one big collection. It includes:
THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR
THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE LIBRARIAN
RIDING WITH THE COP
SECRET DESIRES OF THE COUNSELOR
IN TROUBLE WITH THE BOSS
ROUGH RIDE WITH A COWBOY
ROUGH DAY FOR THE TEACHER
A FORFEIT FOR A COWBOY
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED
WICKED ROMANCE OF A VAMPIRE
Love Me To Death by Marissa Clarke
Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, Elena finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He’s convinced she’s some kind of freaky half-vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right.
Nikolai Itzov never anticipated battling the urge to kiss the offspring of his father’s murderer. As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his orders from the Underveil General are clear: Kill her or die.
Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. With her analytical mind and his centuries of training, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.
My Review and Rating
I have to say that this book hooked me from page one and never let go. Elena and Nikolai’s relationship is explosive from the beginning and I enjoyed getting to know them. The book is fast-paced, sexy, funny, and violent at times, but a great read, one that I highly recommend to any reader!!!