Sunday 2 November 2014

October 2014 Recap

October was a bit of a weird month blog wise, all the drama over the last few weeks has really put me into a blogging slump. I've not wanted to spend time online let alone writing reviews so the last half of the month was pretty short on blog posts which I apologise for. Thankfully all that time I've not been sitting in front of my laptop has been spent reading instead so although I'm ridiculously behind writing reviews I do have plenty of posts planned (if I can force myself to sit down and write them LOL). I'm determined to have more success in November, this blogging slump won't beat me & I won't let the actions of a couple of crazy people put me off from doing something I love. So thanks for bearing with me and I promise to get things back to normal around here ASAP :o)

Books read in September but reviewed in October:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Darkness Rising - Keri Arthur (read in June, reviewed in October)
  2. Masters of Seduction - Anthology (read in July, review coming soon)
  3. Misled - Sylvia Day (read in July, reviewed in October)
  4. Beyond Addiction - Kit Rocha (read in August, reviewed in October)
  5. The Training Session - Joey W. Hill (Novella / Serialised Novel) (read in August, review coming soon)
  6. Archangel's Shadows - Nalini Singh (read in August, review coming soon)
  7. A Cursed Bloodline - Cecy Robson (read in September, review coming soon)
  8. Biting Bad - Chloe Neill (read in September, review coming soon)
  9. A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness (read in September, review coming soon)
  10. The Gifted Dead - Jenna Black (read in September, review coming soon)
  11. Irresistible Force - D.D. Ayres (read in September, review coming soon)
  12. Something Wicked - Angela Campbell (read in September, review coming soon)
  13. Sabriel - Garth Nix (read in September, reviewed in October)
  14. Heir of Fire - Sarah J Maas (read in September, reviewed in October)
  15. Daimon - Jennifer L. Armentrout (Novella) (read in September, review coming soon)
  16. Rock Courtship - Nalini Singh (Novella) (read in September, reviewed in October)
  17. Half-Blood - Jennifer L. Armentrout (read in September, review coming soon)
  18. The King - Tiffany Reisz (read in September, review coming soon)
  19. Blaze of Memory - Nalini Singh (read in September, reviewed in October)
  20. Dangerous Destiny - Suzanne Brockmann & Melanie Brockmann (Novella) (read in September, review coming soon)
  21. Enigma - Moira Rogers (read in September, review coming soon)
  22. Storm Glass - Maria V. Snyder (read in September, reviewed in October)
  23. Power Study - Maria V. Snyder (Short Story) (read in September, reviewed in October)
  24. Ice Study - Maria V. Snyder (Short Story) (read in September, reviewed in October)
  25. Bonds of Justice - Nalini Singh (read in September, reviewed in October)
  26. The Last Good Knight - Tiffany Reisz (Novella) (read in September, reviewed in October)
  27. Hard Knocks - Lori Foster (Novella) (read in September, review coming soon)
  28. Targeted - Katie Reus (read in September, review coming soon)
Books read in October:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Misty Falls - Joss Stone
  2. Echoes of Scotland Street - Samantha Young
  3. One Sexy Ride - Vivian Arend
  4. Every Second Counts - Sophie McKenzie
  5. Play of Passion - Nalini Singh
  6. Lirael - Garth Nix
  7. Her Avenging Angel - Felicity Heaton
  8. Owned by Fate - Tessa Bailey
  9. A Mere Formality - Ilona Andrews (Short Story)
  10. TimeBomb - Scott K Andrews
  11. Kiss of Snow - Nalini Singh
  12. Hidden Holidays - R.L. Naquin (Short Story)
  13. Dirty Distractions - Cari Quinn
  14. Devil May Cry - Sherrilyn Kenyon
  15. Dangerous Territory - Emmy Curtis (Novella)
  16. What Zoey Doesn't Know - R.L. Naquin (Short Story)
  17. Darkness Hidden - Zoe Marriott
  18. Rumour Has It - Jill Shalvis
  19. Sea Glass - Maria V. Snyder
  20. Golem in My Glovebox - R.L. Naquin
  21. Roman Holiday - Ruthie Knox
  22. Burn for Me - Ilona Andrews
  23. Whisper the Dead - Alyxandra Harvey
  24. Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie - Jeff Norton
  25. Beyond Possession - Kit Rocha (Novella)
  26. After This Night - Lauren Blakely
  27. Darkness Devours - Keri Arthur
    (Choices are made from books reviewed this month and the links will take you to my reviews)

    My top YA read in October:

    Sabriel by Garth Nix (read my review here)

    My top NA read in October:

    Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh (read my review here)

    My top adult reads in October:

    Beyond Addiction by Kit Rocha (read my review here)
    Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh (read my review here)

    2014 British Books Challenge:

    I'm very happy to continue hosting the British Books Challenge for 2014, the sign up pages are already live and I really hope that everyone taking part in 2013 will sign up again for next year. It would be great to see some new participants too though so even if you've never taken part before you can still join the fun!
    • To sign up for the challenge CLICK HERE
    • For Frequently Asked Questions about the challenge CLICK HERE
    Don't forget to link your reviews each month to be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize packs:
    My Challenge Updates:

    Here are the challenges I've joined for 2014

    2014 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 193/200
    2014 British Books Challenge - Read 47/50
    2014 New Author Challenge - Read 42/50
    2014 Contemporary Romance Challenge - Read 69/100
    2014 Urban Fantasy  Paranormal Romance Challenge - Read 74/100

    Which challenges are you taking part in this year? I hope you've at least signed up for the British Books Challenge - if you haven't already it's not too late!

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