Even though I have approximately seven thousand books on my ARC review spreadsheet at all times I still like to mix in books that I’ve purchased and have been languishing on my Kindle and Library books of whomever I’m currently glomming. Right now I’m in the middle of a Simone St. James backlist glom and a series read of Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell historical mysteries. I’m almost done with both, so if you have suggestions of what to read next please let me know.
Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:
A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell #4)– I’v really enjoyed this series and am so glad I finally decided to move it up my TBR list. I am desperately in love with Veronica and Stoker, both as individuals and as a partnership/couple. I was warned that this book was a pivotal one for them, and OMGoodness it so was. I thought I was prepared, but I wasn’t. Not even going to spoil it for y’all, but if this series isn’t on your radar and you enjoy historical fiction/mystery/romance, it needs to be.
How to Rattle and Undead Couple (The Beginners Guide to Necromancy #9) by Hailey Edwards– Even though the main series arc is over and a spinoff series is three books in, I continue to follow Linus and Grier in these novella sized epilogues. Each has a new mystery and I really enjoy seeing them evolving as a couple. As you can imagine, this story is all about the happy couple about to welcome their little bundle of joy to the family. But they have to figure out who kidnapped The Grand Dame first.
This was a fun, fast read and if you are already a reader of this series you will enjoy every minute of it. I’m so glad this author decided to keep writing this couple in this world.
The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James– I am almost done with my backlist glom of this author and I have to say, this is my favorite of her books so far. I don’t know if it was the setting or the fact that it involved psychic mediums or even that one of my favorite characters from a previous novel makes an appearance, but I could not put this book down. It was so damn good. I was truly stumped about who the “bad guy” was right until the bitter end. And y’all the ending to this one is super creepy, in a really good way. Loved it.
Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors (The Guild Codex: Warped #1) by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen– I’ve been following The Guild Codex series’ since the release of the first book in the original series. Now that that series and it’s first spin-off are set to conclude this year I was worried I would have to say goodbye to this world, so I was happy to see a new spin-off series being introduced.
The main character in Warped is Kit Morris and he is hilarious. I can definitely see him carrying a series on his own. This was a fabulous introduction to him and his MPD side-kick/partner, Lienna Shen. This author duo worked splendidly because the dialogue was top notch. I’m sad that The Guild Codex: Spellbound and The Guild Codex: Demonized are ending, but more than happy that Kit is here to keep this world alive.
Thanks for sharing, Angela! You asked for suggestions of what to read next.
Historical mystery: Captain Lacey mysteries by Ashley Gardner, the first is free on Amazon.
Contemporary mystery: Murder in Thrall and sequels by Anne Cleeland. (Some love this, some toss it across the room.)
Alien romance: the Claimings series by Lyn Gala.
Science fiction: Linesman by SK Dunstall.
Thank you! I already had the Captain Lacey series in my library hold list, but the other recs look interesting. I think Murder in Thrall may be my next mystery read.
Helen Burgess says
I love The Other Side of Midnight but do yourself a favour and NEVER listen to the audio version. It was made by someone who thinks there were two English accents at the time, cockney and posh. No, just no. It totally ruined the book for me that the voices were sooooooooo bad. The heroine and her mother could not have lived and worked as they did, sounding like Eliza Doolittle.
Oh, no! I have issues with audio, I’ve tried more than a few books out in this format and it just doesn’t work for me.