The Imperfect Series by Mary Frame (Imperfect Chemistry (Book 1), Imperfectly Criminal (Book 2), Practically Imperfect (Book 3))
If you’re looking for amazing reads with couples you can fall in love with and truly cheer for, you’ll love the Imperfect Series! It’s one of those book series that will have you yelling at the characters to hurry up and get together! It’s obvious that they should be together, so why are they toying with us like this? Each book in series follows a different couple as they go through the trials and tribulations of falling in love, except that Mary seems to find the funniest way for each of them to do it. I love this series so much that I’ve already read it more than once, and will likely keep reading it over and over. Word is she has a new series releasing soon, and I can’t wait!
The Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish Series by G.G. Andrew (Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish (Book 1), (Scary, Lovesick, Foolish (Book 2), and Jaded, Bearded, Wolfish (Book 3).
I might write a lot of romantic suspense and intense, fast-paced action stories, but when I want to relax and chill, give me a little new adult every time. I haven’t read this series yet, but it revolves around Halloween themes and sounds funny, snarky and cute. I’m hoping to get into this series as soon as I can fit it within my writing schedule.
Monster High Series
I fell in love with the original four-book Monster High series by Lisi Harrison, but when the world opened up and other authors like Gitty Daneshvari and Nessi Monstrata started writing in it, I continued to read them. Now, it’s no secret that I’m pretty much addicted to all things Monster High. We spend Christmas vacation watching Monster High movies, and my husband is convinced we need to buy a new house to hold all the Monster High dolls I have.
Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers) by Penny Reid.
Haven’t read this yet, either. This story is about Jessica and her “kerfuffle” choosing between identical twins Beau and Duane Winston. She’d always had a thing for Beau, the outgoing, charming brother, but when things get a little heated with Duane, she realizes she might have been looking at the wrong brother the whole time. Sounds like an awesome setup to me!
Dirty Little Secrets (J.J. Graves Mysteries) by Liliana Hart.
Another on my to-be-read list, this time a thriller/mystery. This one sounds like it’s sure to keep me up at night, with lots of dead bodies, a serial killer, and secrets coming back to bite people in the butt! Is it bad to admit that I write romantic suspense and haven’t read one of Liliana’s books yet? I promise I’ll fix that ASAP (deadlines permitting).
I tend to read stories that lean a little more toward the urban fantasy side, so here are my list of current favorites, or on my to-be-read list.
The Dastardly Miss Lizzie (Electric Empire Series) by Viola Carr.
This is the third book in the Electric Empire Series, an amazing genre mash-up of steam punk, historical, mystery, paranormal, and romance involving Dr. Jekyll and her alter ego, Lizzie Hyde, who solve crimes in the steampunk inspired past while trying to keep their secrets. I’ve been reading this series from the start, and I’m feeling a little bittersweet about this last book. The world the author has created is completely unique and I really wished it wasn’t going to come to an end.
Dune by Frank Herbert
I read this book years and years ago, but I saw it show up on BookBub recently and just had the urge to read it again. It doesn’t hurt that there’s talk of rebooting the Dune movie. It will be good to get another read of the story before then.
White Trash Zombie Gone Wild (White Trash Zombie Series) by Diana Rowland.
Diana Rowland is my absolute favorite author, not counting my wife of course! Diana has created a world that makes you cheer for Angel Crawford, a down-on-her-luck woman who ends up getting turned into a zombie. In this story, Angel has to not only deal with the whole zombie thing, but she’s also coping with a bit of a chemical dependency problem. It’s almost more than a zombie girl can deal with. Unfortunately, this series is coming to a close soon, too, so I read this fifth book in the series really slowly, savoring ever second of it.
Dresden Files: Wild Card by Jim Butcher.
This is a graphic novel, which I love. But in this case, I’m reading this format simply as a fix to hold me over until the next book in the Dresden Files series comes out. Jim seems to enjoy tormenting his reader by forcing them to wait an enormous amount of time between books. The last paperback came out in 2015, and I’ve been waiting impatiently ever since. He has a title up on his website, but no details. Not even a cover. That’s just teasing.
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones.
I somehow ended up reading Darynda’s third book in this series first. I picked it up at RT, then bumped into her at Lori Foster Get Together where I had a chance to get the first one in the series. I’m looking forward to figuring out how the heroine, Charley Davidson, got wrangled into being a part-time Grim Reaper. It just doesn’t seem like a very fulfilling occupation to me. But however it happened, this series is special. A perfect mix of scary, suspenseful, sexy, and snarky (I have a weak spot for authors who give good snark).
Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. Paige writes books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines they fall in love with. She lives with her very own military hero (a.k.a. her husband) and their adorable dog on the beautiful Florida coast.
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