I’ve been meaning to share some of my new favourite reads, as well as some giveaways with fellow authors over at Prolific. I’m hoping this will be a regular feature for this blog.
After all, I’m a writer. I love reading, and with limited time, I don’t have the time or the money to wade through books that don’t hold my attention long enough to complete.
So here’s what I’ve been reading and enjoying since February. Most of these have been bought at the Smashwords January Sale. There’s a beta-reading I did, as well.
I don’t have time to write my usual in-depth review, so just some quick notes on each recommendation.
This time it’s mostly suspense and crime, from cosy to fairly violent, plus two awesome dramas as well.
For romance readers (and action/thriller fans), there;’s the giveaways! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see what’s on offer.
Little Known, Highly Recommended
Suspense, Crime, Action, Drama
Slower moving than expected, but never boring or dull with the excellent characters carrying the story beautifully. Realistic UK-based story without the depression and hopelessness. I’ll be looking for more from Leona Grace.
I read this book a while ago and couldn’t put it down. Tense, well-paced with haunting characters. Still thinking about it. Not everyone’s cup of tea with some political and social themes you may not want to address. An Australian story without the beach or the usual settings. Gritty with some dark humor. Ultimately, this story, in my opinion, is a powerful look at alienation, misunderstanding and reaching out. The father-son relationship, both suffering from PTSD, is so touching.
The Pumpkin Seed Massacre
A great who-dunnit and why set in a pueblo of New Mexico. The story grows, much like the deaths. Loved how the Native American beliefs and traditions were seemlessly integrated into the modern lives of the peublo village. The little twists were satisfying while the characters were vivid. I’ll be looking out for more in this series.
Vida Li Sik
Not my usual read, this story was a beta-reading for me. Set in Johannesburg, the mother-daughter relationship drew me in, along with the harsh setting and choices. Truly moving and heart-lifting! I’m looking forward to reading more of this series.
The Black Hand
What I think of as a ‘classic Irish crime/family’ action/drama, this was an engaging and satisfying read. I was pleased the ending wasn’t dire or depressing. The main characters are slowly revealed to be deeper than expected which, along with the strong setting, made for a memorable book.
The Prince’s Special Bride by Devika Fernando
The Misadventures of Catie Bloom by Brooke Stanton
Three Million’s A Crowd
Foam on The Crest of Waves by Silke Stein
AND MANY MORE
Marked For Revenge by Jennifer S Alderson
Unfinished Business by S.C Cunningham
No Distance To Run
Looking foward to sharing more TBR Love with you!
Happy reading 😀