Good morning my lovelies,
A number of blogs that I follow take part in Top 5 Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm and I thought that I would join in the fun this month too.
Shanah comes up with the topics a month at a time so that we’ve got some thinking space. If you’re interested in participating in Top 5 Tuesday, all you have do is write up your post and pingback to one of Shanah’s posts. Make sure you pingback to her posts and not just her blog so she can add you to the list.
This week’s topic is…
Top 5 books I want to re-read
Most of the books I read seem to be a part of one series or another (where are the adult paranormal stand alone novels?), so quite frequently, I find myself in the position that a favourite author announces that they’ll be releasing a new book (Whoopee!), I am very excited at the news and so rush to my Kindle and frantically start re-reading the previous books in the series to refresh my poor old brain and re-introduce myself to the world, characters and the plot to date.
The books that I’m going to include here are just the ones that I turn to when I need an emotional pick-me-up or when I’m in a reading funk or when I just can’t choose which book on my ever growing TBR shelf to start.
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve read this novella and I know that I’ll read it again sometime this year! It captivates me every time. Rafe is definitely my go-to book boyfriend – love him.
Vampire For Christmas by Felicity Heaton
It was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are getting complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.
It was one last mission. Rafe, a vampire doing time with the agency, watches it approach with dread weighing heavily in his stomach. Two years of working with Shannon has been difficult, especially since he started falling for her, but he doesn’t want their partnership to end. He has barely a few days to make her face her feelings and stop her from leaving, and he intends to do just that.
When a slimy demon threatens the season of peace and goodwill, it’s the chance Rafe has been waiting for and the moment Shannon secretly fears. Rafe’s determination to prise open her heart and her own resolve to keep it closed clash as violently as they do with the demon, and threatens to end as messily.
Can Rafe make Shannon see that his love for her is real and that she feels something for him too? Can Shannon face her fears and her past, and stop herself from running away from both? Will a wish on a star bring her what her heart truly desires—a vampire for Christmas?
I love Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series and I’ve re-read all of the books a couple of times. Each book has a HEA romance between a guardian and the person who captures their heart while a back-ground story arc continues through out the series. I love the first book – Darkness Dawns – it holds a special place in my heart and have probably read that one the most and will read it again at some point this year because I can’t help myself!
Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control. . .
In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible–when it means forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect. . .
The Protectors series by Teresa Gabelman is another vampire series that I’ve already re-read a few times. I find the world, the characters and the plot-lines draw me in. When I pick up any book from this series I lose myself (and time) and can’t stop reading. I think I’ve read the first book – Damon – more often than the rest but I know that I’ll read one (or all) of the books again within the next 12 months!
Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to not only protect his own kind, but humans as well. Crimson Rush is the new drug on the streets and it’s their duty to find who is behind the selling of vampire blood and stop it.
As a social worker, Nicole Callahan fights for the right of every child placed in her care. There’s a war now as vampires have stepped out into the spotlight taking their place in society and the children are at the heart of it all.
Damon and his fellow warriors have been ordered by the Vampire Council to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face in their new world. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.
I received Shadows in the Mist as ARC a while back and it’s due to be released later this month, I’ve already got it on pre-order for my Kindle, it’s set around Halloween so I will definitely be reading it again in October to get my spooky chills.
Small town tea shop proprietor Kylie Strange already has a lot on her plate. The last thing she needs is more trouble to spring up from the mystical Booke of the Hidden.
Keeping one step ahead of a scheming demon, supernatural assassins, and Baphomet―an angry god hellbent on stealing the Booke―it’s all more than enough for one person to handle. And that’s without mentioning her competing affections for the demon Erasmus Dark and the handsome, human Sheriff Ed.
But soon enough, Kylie and her coven hear whispers of new disturbances in Moody Bog. Strange creatures have been stalking the townsfolk and rumors of violent encounters confirm their deadly intent. Worst of all, the Booke of the Hidden is not to blame, and no one is sure what is.
Kylie and her coven of Wiccans need to prioritize. Which is worse? The mysterious and lethal creatures or Baphomet, who―if he gets his way―will unleash Hell upon Moody Bog…and beyond.
And we’re back to Felicity Heaton again. I LOVE her V.E.T. Vampire Romance novella series, Covet and Bewitch are my favourites. I have already re-read Covet earlier this year and I just know that I’ll grab Bewitch again when I’m needing a pick-me-up!
A vampire with a past stained with blood and a soul tainted with darkness, he is perfect in his self-control, never surrendering to his darkest desires. Now a beautiful witch in the shadowy fae underworld threatens to reawaken long denied hungers and tempts him with carnal pleasure.
Payne despises the incubus side of his mixed genes and refuses to give it free rein, but when the wickedly sexy Elissa offers him a possible way to help a friend, he finds it difficult to resist paying the price, even if it will be his undoing—one night of passion at her command.
Elissa is a witch down on her luck until Payne comes crashing into her life. The dangerously handsome male is the key to fulfilling a promise she made, but he is also forbidden, and surrendering to the wildfire passion he stirs within her means risking ruin and death.
When one incredible night of fulfilling their deepest fantasies leads to more than just a pathway to keeping a promise and saving a friend, will they be able to overcome the barriers that stand between them and forever?
Will I get around to re-reading these books? Oh yes, definitely. Will they all be re-read this year? Well, possibly. 😉 What books on your shelves do you think you’ll read again?
You’ve read my post, so now why don’t you hop along to some of the other amazing blogs taking part in this week’s Top 5 Tuesday. If you’re taking part too, don’t forget to leave your comment below with a link to your Top 5 Tuesday post so I can visit your blog and check out what your top 5 are.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Bye for now. x