Books I read in January

Since I've decided to see just how many books I read in a year, I started an Excel spreadsheet where I've listed the dates of when I finished the book and what rating I thought it was. So it's two weeks into February... Guess I'll just let you know what I read.

Brazen and Burning by Ravyn Blackwood (Amber Quill Press)- rating: C It was an average book, not bad, but nothing special.

A Rose At Midnight by Sylvie Kurtz (Harlequin Intrigue) - rating: B

As Hot As It Gets by Jamie Sobrato (Harlequin Blaze) - rating: B

Fighting Fire by Alyssa Brooks (Liquid Silver Books) - rating: C

Hunter's Moon by Lori Handeland (St. Martin's Press) - rating A+ Now, I REALLY love Lori Handeland's take on the werewolf mythology and hope you'll pick this one up.

Electrial Storm by Isabella Jordan (Amber Quill) - rating: C

Eyes of the Leopard 1: Discovery by Isabella Jordan (Changeling Press) - rating: C

Seraphine Chronicles 2: Bewitched by Cheyenne McCray (Ellora's Cave) - rating: B

Unicorn Valley 1: Gryphon's Heart by Lena Austin (Changeling Press) - rating: B

Ordinary Charm by Anya Bast (Ellora's Cave) - rating: B+ I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this story and will definitely pick up any sequels that Ms. Bast puts out.

A Lick And A Promise by Jo Leigh (Harlequin Blaze) - rating: B+ Great hero and heroine in this one. I really liked it.

Deadline by Marly Chance (Ellora's Cave) - rating: B I'll definitely be reading more of her stuff after reading this one.

A Slave's Price by Shelby Morgen (Ellora's Cave) - rating: B I got this in a contest prize package of books and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. I keep meaning to find more in this series.

Born in Sin by Kinley MacGregor (Avon) - rating: A This is a seriously good book!

Getting It! by Rhonda Nelson (Harlequin Temptation) - rating: B+ Another really good book. The sequel Getting It Good! is also great.

Shattered by Karen Monroe (Liquid Silver Books) - rating: C Not bad, not great. Sorta in-between.

Amberley by B.L. Dodson (Wings ePress) - rating: B+ Really good Regency.

Miss Whitlow's Turn by Jenna Mindel (Signet Regency) - rating: B An enjoyable Regency.

Spies and Lovers by Leigh Wyndfield (Liquid Silver Books) - rating: B I've liked all the Leigh Wyndfield sci-fi romances I've read.

Never Send A Dog To Do A Woman's Job by Shelley Munro (Ellora's Cave) - rating: B+ This is the sequel to Talking Dogs, Aliens, And Purple People Eaters and it's SO funny. Snort water through your nose kinda funny.

Getting Real by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Julie Elizabeth Leto, and Jennifer LaBrecque (Silhouette Signature Select) - rating: A I don't like reality tv much, but I LOVED this book.

Feline Breeds 2: The Man Within by Lora Leigh (Ellora's Cave) - rating: A I like most of Lora Leigh's books, mainly her Breeds series. I sometimes (lots of times) want to slap her alphas upside the head, but I still really enjoy her books.

Dragon Lords 4: The Warrior Prince by Michelle M. Pillow (New Concepts Publishing) - rating: B+ This is the last of her Dragon Lords series and I must say, I enjoyed them all. Michelle's books are hit or miss for me, but I think this is a great series.

Silver Fire by Arianna Hart (Ellora's Cave) - rating: B+ I definitely liked Ari's werewolves and hope to see more of her future world.

Getting It Good! by Rhonda Nelson (Harlequin Blaze) - rating: B+ Sequel to Getting It! and a really fine book. Tons of sexual tension!

Here Kitty, Kitty by Shelly Laurenston (Triskelion Publishing) - rating: A Shelly's books are an auto-buy for me. She has some of the best female characters around.

Okay, that's all for January. I started it on the 7th, so not sure what I read in the first week of the year. I seem to have read a bunch of good books. Yay!


Suzanne said...

Look! I can comment! Have you thought about putting your blog on the Reader Blogs at Romancing the Blog, Nicole?

Nicole said...

Perhaps I will if this ends up being something I keep up. :-) At the moment I don't know how it'll go. Kinda like knitting...I was great for a couple weeks and now I haven't picked it up in over a month. *g*


Jill said...

LOL on blogging being like knitting. That cracked me up. I can see how that might happen, as I just recently started blogging myself ...

I enjoyed reading your reviews by the way ...

Nicole said...

Thanks Jill. I'll try to list the books I read each month. Many of these were for review, but I haven't decided if I should put the links to this here or now. Too pretentious?

I enjoy your blog and I'm working on lurking less.