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Juliet Lyons’ Top Five Current Favorite Books

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Mila Hart’s first experience with the hot new vampire dating site is a complete disaster. Turns out, her date is wanted for murder! But things turn around when she’s rescued by dashing vampire cop Vincent Ferrer. Dangerous and drop dead gorgeous, he’s just the vampire hottie Mila was hoping for.

Haunted by his past, Vincent can’t risk falling in love again, even if Mila charms him more than anyone he’s ever met. But when the killer from Mila’s first date seeks her out, Vincent is the only one who can protect her. Protecting his heart is a different story…



I love too many books to play favourites, but here are five great books I read recently and what I loved about them. As you can see from the list, my book tastes are pretty varied.


Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

I read this book while I was on holiday in Scotland recently and I loved it! It’s the story of two soulmates and childhood friends, who fate seems to conspire against. The whole book is written in letters, e mails, and text messages. Initially, I wondered if this format would work for me, but it did—beautifully. ‘Where Rainbows End’ is the perfect holiday read.

The vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

This light paranormal romance was my first visit to Painter’s popular ‘Nocturne Falls’ series and I have to say I really enjoyed it. The story was fun and the premise, a town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year, is catnip for paranormal romance lovers like myself. The heroine is fresh and spunky and the hero, a tall dark and handsome vampire, totally swoonworthy. My first, though definitely not my last, trip to Nocturne Falls.


Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

I am a total OZ fanatic, so when this lovely author followed me on Twitter recently, I immediately checked out her work. Oh. My. Goodness. I loved it. The first line of the book is probably the best hook I’ve ever read and it just gets better from there. I won’t go into the plot because I don’t want to spoil the surprise of it all, but I’ll just say this is Young Adult Fantasy at its best. Check it out on Amazon and see!


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I remember hearing the hype surrounding this book years ago when I was at university. I’m one of those awkward types who won’t read/watch something just because everyone is raving about it. To this day I still haven’t read The Da Vinci Code or Fifty Shades of Grey and I’m yet to watch a single episode of Game of Thrones (though it does look good). I like to think books find their readers. So, I only picked this up recently at my local charity store. I really liked it. It’s a simple and beautiful story about a shepherd who goes looking for treasure and uncovers the secrets of life along the way. I would recommend it for people who are feeling tired of the rat race. I’m glad I finally read it.


The Witches by Roald Dahl

This is my favourite Dahl book. I first read it when I was about eleven and fell completely in love. We recently visited The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, Bucks, the village where Dahl lived and I picked up a lovely collector’s edition of the work in the gift shop. Dahl is one of my favourite writers and the museum is inspiring. His writing hut has been recreated for guests and I find it both crazy and magical that he wrote his famous works in a tiny shed on a board propped up on a roll of cardboard while sitting in a grubby old chair. But then, that’s Roald Dahl is all about—taking the dull and the ordinary and making it magical. The museum is well worth a visit should you ever get the chance.

JULIET LYONS is a paranormal romance author from the UK. She holds a degree in Spanish and Latin American studies and works part-time in a local primary school where she spends far too much time discussing Harry Potter. Since joining global storytelling site Wattpad in 2014, her work has received millions of hits online and gained a legion of fans from all over the world. When she is not writing, Juliet enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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