Good morning my lovelies,
I had a great time last month joining with Top 5 Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm and so I’m taking part again this month. Shanah comes up with the topics a month at a time so that we’ve got some thinking space. *phew* 😉
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 post and not just her blog so she can add you to the list of participants.
So on to this week, Shanah has come up with the topic – Top 5 series I need to finish. C’mon, we’ve all done it; read book one, loved it, so bought the next (or in some cases the entire series) with every intention of binge reading the whole thing. Maybe we’ve read the second book, maybe more but for some reason the rest of the series still sits, waiting to be picked up and finished. This post is all about those fantastic reads that ignite my passion for an author’s series but for some unknown reason the remaining books are still unread.
At the beginning of the year, I joined a challenge to reduce my To Be Read pile while also catching up on some much loved series that I’d started but not completed – The Year I Scaled by TBR Mountain… 2019. I’ve been slowing working through my list of series and have done quite well:
Series Completed/Caught Up To Read Latest Book Released
- Rune Witch Mysteries by Victoria DeLuis
- Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries by Angie Fox
- Blood Prince series by Jennifer Blackstream
- Booke of the Hidden by Jeri Westerson
- Reapers by Donna Grant
- Chaos Rises Trilogy by Pippa DaCosta
- The Warrior Chronicles by K.F. Breene
You’ve probably seen the reviews that I posted. 😉 However, the list of series that I still want to finish is far from nearing completion. If anything, the damn thing keeps growing as you lovely bookifriends keep tempting me with great books! 😉
Anyway, for this post I’ve got to pick the five series that I’m the most desperate to finish. I’m not gonna lie, it was tough to just choose five as I have more than double that waiting patiently for me to pick up again.
But I have been really good. Here are the five series that I’m bumping to the top of my TBR series list. I have only included the first book and it’s blurb in these series to make it easier for the post to load. I linked the images to the authors’ websites as usual which will open in a new tab so that you don’t lose your place here. OK, so without further ado…
Elemental Paladins by Montana Ash
Ryker is a paladin. An ancient knight, born to protect those precious few who hold powers over the elements. He is bound by honour, courage and loyalty. But when tragedy strikes he forsakes everything he stands for, vowing never to serve again. He opens his home to other rejected and dishonoured knights … but never his heart. That is, until a sarcastic, sword-wielding, miniature Warden barges into his life, bringing chaos and mayhem to his carefully ordered world.
Will he forgive himself for past mistakes? Or will old wounds continue to scar his future?
Max is different. She has a strange affinity to nature and finds herself constantly causing disasters wherever she goes. What’s more, strange creatures stalk her every step, their relentless pursuit driving her to the brink of exhaustion. Stumbling upon a gaggle of hot ancient knights seems too good to be true but she can’t deny they have the answers she’s looking for. Too bad their Captain is a growly, insensitive jerk who insults her every time he opens his gorgeous mouth.
Should she trust her instincts and allow herself to hope for the first time in her life? Or will her fierce independence cause her to lose the one thing she has always craved – a home?
Books Read In This Series: 2/6
Montana Ash has only just been brought to my attention because of the book signing event that I’m going to later this month in London RARE19. I fell in love with her writing style, the complexity of her characters brought them to life and the plot was gripping. I am really looking forward to meeting her and finishing this series.
The Fae Chronicles by Amelia Hutchins
Welcome to my world.
What started out as a strange assignment, leads to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times and my friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.
Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae…every time he touches me or looks at me with those golden eyes seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.
My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.
Warning: Mature content and language not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen.
This book is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, or anyone who doesn’t like lip biting, throw your ass on the bed, tear your clothes off and leave you panting dominant alpha male characters. This is a dark, dangerous, intense, gritty and raw. Scenes are dark, disturbing, and scorching HOT. This book is a soul crushing, tear jerking, and leave you hanging on the edge of your seat fast paced book.
Side Effects may include, but are not limited to: Drooling, lip biting, wet panties, crying, and screaming at the author. If any of these things happen, do not seek medical attention—get the next book in the series and enjoy the ride!
Books Read In This Series: 2/6
Amelia Hutchins is another author who has only just been brought to my attention because of RARE19 in London. The theme and some of the scenes in these books are a little close to he edge but I am really enjoying the multifaceted characters and the politically complex plot, not to mention the turmoil caused to our heroine, Synthia’s life.
The Beginner’s Guide To Necromancy by Hailey Edwards
Grier Woolworth spends her nights weaving spooky tales of lost souls and tragedies for tourists on the streets of downtown Savannah. Hoop skirt and parasol aside, it’s not a bad gig. The pay is crap, but the tips keep the lights on in her personal haunted mansion and her pantry stocked with ramen.
Life is about as normal as it gets for an ex-necromancer hiding among humans. Until the society that excommunicated Grier offers her a second chance at being more than ordinary. Too bad no one warned her the trouble with being extraordinary is it can get you killed.
Warning: This book contains one ex-con/ex-heiress with a pet zombie parakeet who lives next door to her ex-army/ex-crush. Brace yourself, we’re talking more exes than a pirate treasure map here.
Books Read In This Series: 2/6
I started reading this series as part of a book group read-along because I could get a hold of it for free through my subscription to Kindle Unlimited. There are only 6 books in this series and so I am confident that I will complete this new favourite series before the year is out.
Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon
It might sound like a man’s favorite fantasy – to live forever, destined to be the lover of thousands of women. But for Julian of Macedon, it’s a nightmare. Once he was a proud Spartan general; now he’s a love-slave, his essence magically held captive in a book, cursed to spend all eternity pleasing women. Then, one day, Grace Alexander summons Julian to fulfill her passionate dreams – and sees beyond the fantasy to the man himself.
Long years as a sex therapist, listening to other people’s bedroom problems, have taken a lot of the fun out of the physical side of love for Grace. But with or without sex, the rules of the enchantment cannot be changed – Julian is hers for the next month. And, as their time together slips by, Julian and Grace find more to share than sympathy and conversation and they begin to wonder if love might be within their grasp. That leaves only one question. Is love enough to break a 2,000-year-old curse?
Books Read In This Series: 2/30
Sherrilyn Kenyon is the third author on my list who has only just been brought to my attention because of RARE19 in London. I know, I know, she’s a well established, best-selling author in the paranormal world and, once again, I am late to the party. 😉 There are loads of books in her Night Hunter World, with spin-off series left, right and centre. Do I think I’ll get around to reading them all? Well, not this year! Lol! 😉
Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
Every night for thousands of years, he has been murdered and sent to the fires of hell…
Cursed by the gods, bound to a rage-filled spirit he can barely control, Maddox has all but forgotten his humanity – until Ashlyn Darrow comes to his prison in Budapest seeking help. Maddox finds his anger is soothed by her presence. But he can’t help question why a beautiful innocent has come looking for the Lords of the Underworld.
Ashlyn is tortured by voices from the past – and her knowledge might be enough to free Maddox from his death-curse. When an extreme sacrifice is demanded, will Maddox’s superhuman strength be enough to save them both?
Books Read In This Series: 4/15
Ok, so I started reading this series back in the summer of 2017 and I haven’t finished it yet. This isn’t because I don’t love it, because I do, it’s just I started reviewing more ARCs. You know how precious our reading time can become, right? There are lots of novellas in this series but I am just focussing on the full length novels at the moment; books 5 and 6 are waiting patiently on my Kindle for when I get a spare week or two! Lol! 😉
As I said at the beginning, the list of series that I want to finish is continually growing so I want to give the rest of the series on my list an honourable mention here too:
- The Twenty-sided Sorceress by Annie Bellett ~ Books Read In This Series: 4/9
- Demon Days & Vampire Nights (was Born in Fire Trilogy and Magical Mayhem Trilogy) by K.F. Breene ~ Books Read In This Series: 1/6
- The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher ~ Books Read In This Series: 2/17
- The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne ~ Books Read In This Series: 1/9
It probably doesn’t help that some of the series above are not completed; the authors adding new books. Don’t they understand my pain?! Lol! 😉 Anyway, that’s it for this week’s favourites, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my post. Now that you’ve read mine, why not hop along to some of the other amazing blogs taking part in this week’s Top 5 Tuesday.
Don’t forget to leave a link to your Top 5 Tuesday post so I can visit your blog if you’re joining in the fun this week or just drop me a comment about the series you love but haven’t finished yet.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Bye for now. x