So, after almost six months I thought it might be a good idea to post a new list with books that made an impression, stayed with me for a long time or which I re-read.
David Edding: The Elenium (The Diamond Throne, The Ruby Knight & The Sapphire Rose)
Now for the first time in one thrilling volume–the three magical novels that make up David Eddings’s epic fantasy The Elenium.
an ancient kingdom, the legacy of one royal family hangs in the
balance, and the fate of a queen–and her empire–lies on the shoulders of
Sparhawk, Knight and Queen’s Champion, has returned
to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find young Queen Ehlana
trapped in a crystalline cocoon. The enchantments of the sorceress
Sephrenia have kept the queen alive–but the spell is fading. In the
meantime, Elenia is ruled by a prince regent, the puppet of the
tyrannical Annias, who vows to seize power over all the land.
Sparhawk must find the legendary Bhelliom, a sapphire that holds the
key to Ehlana’s cure. Sparhawk and his companions will face monstrous
foes and evil creatures on their journey, but even greater dangers lie
in wait: for dark legions will stop at nothing to reach the radiant
stone, which may possess powers too deadly for any mortal to bear.
Note: I love this book to pieces! The characters and dialogue were so much fun and the story itself gripped me.
Josh Lanyon: Winter (The Haunted Heart #1)
Still grieving over the
sudden death of his lover, antiques dealer Flynn Ambrose moves to the
old, ramshackle house on Pitch Pine Lane to catalog and sell the large
inventory of arcane and oddball items that once filled his late uncle's
But not all the items are that easy to catalog -- or get rid of.
Note: Josh Lanyon at his best. Loved the prose, the characters and the storyline, and I'm very much looking forward to the next book in this series.
Tali Spencer: Thick as Thieves
After Vorgell the
barbarian fucks himself with a unicorn horn, he ends up in a cell with
Maddog, a pretty young thief. It’s lust at first sight for Vorgell—but
honestly, he can’t help it. Unicorn horn is a potent aphrodisiac, and
now he can’t stop thinking about sex. Luckily, Madd is one male witch
who knows how to put Vorgell’s new magical body to good use when he
tricks Vorgell into a kiss that helps them escape.
desire sex in general—and Madd in particular—but Madd has no intention
of being screwed by a man twice his size. He has problems of his own,
including an enchanted collar that causes him to desire his most hated
enemy. He wants that collar off as soon as possible, but that requires
stealing a basilisk egg from the castle they just escaped.
together by lust and magic, the two men join forces and soon find
themselves up to their necks in witches, wizards, and trouble. Vorgell
and Madd might just be perfect for each other, but first they have to
survive long enough to find out.
Note: Another book I loved. The world-building is intriguing and the main characters relationship developed in a fantastic manner. Oh, and there's a baby basilisk which steals the show. ;-)
Sean Michael: Pushy Bottom
Darren Black has been
watching beautiful, aloof sub Nikolai for some time. Nic is the pushiest
bottom he’s ever seen. Doms don’t stick with him for long, but Darren
plans on being the one who does.
After spending a night together
in one intense scene after another, Darren introduces Nic to the
pleasures of waking up with a lover.
Could Darren be the one to claim Nic?
Note: The cover is very eye-catching, right? This story had the right balance between kink and a sweet romance for me. Another book I thoroughly enjoyed.
Julie Lynn Hayes: Revelations
Judas has never been
very popular, not in any incarnation that he and Jesus and the others
have lived through. But he doesn't care about that. All he cares about
is following the instructions of God as set forth in the script that
they follow. And Jesus. For Judas has secretly loved the son of God for
over two thousand years.
But now he decides that enough is
enough, and he's tired of watching Jesus die far too early, and for
what? This time Judas is determined to see that Jesus lives a long and
happy life, no matter what price he has to pay to accomplish it...no
matter if he has to make a deal with the devil himself.
is a story of what could be, told by those who play it out, time after
time after time, unbeknownst to the rest of mankind. They've come back
again, for yet another round. But this time is going to be different.
Note: I hesitated a while before I read this book and while I initially had trouble getting into it, once I did I couldn't stop. A slow-burning romance that left a smile on my face.
That's my list this time. Of course I've read a lot of other books and enjoyed them but these were my favorites. What are your favorite books from the last months?