Books bring me joy! My ramble about a loved series!

In 2014 I was going through a MC romance stage and I happened across an author called Jamie Begley and her series called The Last Riders.

I started off with book 1 (obviously!) and then went on to devour every book in the series when it was released. This series (and the interconnecting series) really gave me such joy! I’m typing this and am wondering if it makes me sound daft!

For me it’s not even the stories. It’s the characters. I love them and want to see them get their happy endings. It sounds stupid but it feels like I know them, I’m happy for them, sad for them and in the end, joyous for them. I cant even help it!

There are 26 books altogether as there are 4 other interconnected series: Biker Bitches, VIP Room, Predators MC and The Porter Brothers.

This is The Last Riders reading order:

  • Razer’s Ride (TLR) Book 1
  • Viper’s Run (TLR) Book 2
  • Knox (TLR) Book 3
  • Shade’s Fall (TLR) Book 4
  • Cash’s Fight (TLR) Book 5
  • Shade (TLR) Book 6
  • Lucky’s Choice (TLR) Book 7
  • Winters Touch (TLR) Book 8
  • Trains Clash (TLR) Book 9
  • Riders Revenge (TLR) Book 10

I’ve read them all. I’ve loved them all. And want more and more!!!

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Slumps, work and re-reads! My week!

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

Back to work this week for me….and it was a busy old week! I still felt a bit slump-y so I did a re-read of one of my faves I haven’t read in a long time….and it did the trick!

Cash’s Fight by Jamie Begley

This was my ‘kick in the bum’ re-read….I haven’t read this in a while and I still loved it!

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

This was from my Beat the Backlist challenge and also crosses off my June book for the Ultimate Reading challenge! Look out for my review!

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

Unforts this was a dnf for me. I just couldn’t get with the writing style. I feel so bad as I know so many people loved this.

Before the Broken Star by Emily R King

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

My favourite post from the blogosphere this week was from Kirsty Reads. It’s a check in from a haul from 3 years ago….has she read, has she not?!

I absolutely love this idea! I’m not sure if I would know what I bought 3 years ago as I didn’t do haul posts then but I’m going to try and find out!!!!

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Discussion: What do you do with your books you have read?

The other day my friend and I were talking and she was unhappy with how many books she had in her house and on her kindle. So I said why don’t you delete the books you dont want/like from your kindle and give the physical books away/sell them?

Firstly she gasped and then asked if I was a heathen!!!!

So it got me wondering……what do other people do?

For me, I cant see the point in hanging on to a book that I didnt like/love. I think it boils down to space for physical books…..more to dust! Also I’m a little OCD with my Kindle and am worried about space on there so I get rid of the books I don’t like/love.

Don’t get me wrong, I give my loved books a cuddle often and wouldn’t part from them….but due to her reaction I wondered if I’m weird!

So tell me….what do you do?

Review: The Fallen by Tillie Cole

The Fallen (The Deadly Virtues Prequel)

This is a set up for a new series by Tillie Cole. I love this author, I’ve read everything she has ever written so when I heard she was stepping into a pnr world I admit I did do a happy dance!

Before anyone reads this let me tell you it’s dark. Really dark. Violence, rape and sensitive subjects.

THE FALLEN: GENESIS

(A Deadly Virtues Prequel)

IN THE BEGINNING…

They told them they were evil.

They told them they were possessed by demons.

They told them that darkness ran in their veins.

Holy Innocents Home for Children is a haven for orphaned boys who have nothing and no one. The priests watch over them, educate them, raise them in the family of the church.

Except for some.

Seven of the orphans are no ordinary boys. They attract the attention of the priests for their acts of violence, of bloodlust. The priests realize these boys are drawn to the darkness.

And the priests are no ordinary priests. They are the Brethren, a secret sect who believe themselves on a divine mission to seek out evil in the boys in their care. Seek it out, and then drive it out.

The seven have fallen from God’s grace. And the Brethren will cleanse their blackened souls…

2 boys.

Brothers.

Completely different.

Different paths carved out for them.

Until there wasn’t.

It was heartbreaking, hard to read in places but shows us the beginning. The beginning of The Fallen…..

‘Blood for blood. Flesh for flesh.’

Raphael (book 1) is due to be released on 11th June.

Review: Trouble at Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy

Trouble At Brayshaw High is the follow up book to Boys of Brayshaw High, and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into it!!! Then I realised it’s a trilogy and I have to wait AGAIN for the next book!!!!!

“You don’t belong.”

No words whispered in anger have ever rung more true.

They’re the Kings of Brayshaw with the world at their feet, destined for greatness and in need of control.
I’m the girl from the ghetto with nothing to offer and as defiant as they come.

They say it doesn’t matter, that I’m one of them now, and nothing could ever change that. Not even me, should I dare try.

But they’re wrong.
They underestimate how far I’ll go to protect them.

Trouble is coming…and they have no idea.

I had a Bray day today…..
And it was a blissful day!

After how the last book ended I NEEDED to know what happened and how the events would unfold….oh and I got it!

So many questions. I was shouting I NEED ANSWERS NOW!!! I was on the edge of my seat!

The twists, turns and shocks were addictive…..and that end. OMG what will happen next???!!!

Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Debut Novels….

Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm – you can find her June topic post here.

Today’s topic is – Top 5 Debut Novels

I searched through my kindle app and found some debut books that I loved! I wanted to pick mostly ones that weren’t all already so out there…but I just couldn’t do it totally!

Here are my 5:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

What can I say that hasnt already been said? Absolutely fabulous.

Bound by Honor by Cora Reilly

Mafia. Fabulous. Debut. First book in a great series.

Lick by Kylie Scott

Musicians. Drunk marriage. So, so good!

Blackbird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Harbinger of death? Yes please!

Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Mystery and legend, beautiful, breathtaking and utterly fab!

What are your top 5 debuts?

Have you read any of mine?

Review: Finale by Stephanie Garber

Firstly can we just take a minute to appreciate this beauty…….

I was so worried about reading this book and damaging it in the slightest! I even had an internal battle with myself whether to buy the ebook as well! But….I pulled my big girl pants on and read it…..with kid gloves!

I really don’t want to put the synopsis on here as I am sure you all know it…but if you click on the cover below it will take you to Amazon where you can read it!

‘A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for.’

ALL THE STARS, ALL THE STARS!!!
My heart has been totally captured! It bled for Scarlett and Tella.
The magic, the truths, the heartache, the enchanting way it captured everything in me!
The story felt different to its 2 predecessors but I fell hopelessly in love with every word, every paragraph every chapter……it was magical!

And I’m so sad it’s over……

Birthday, books and binges (of the reading variety!)

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

School holidays for me and my son this week and it was my birthday!

We had a few days out doing stuff and a few at home….with cake, so that was great!

Reading wise….you know when you have planned out what you want to read and then a slew of arcs arrive? That was me this week…..but they were so good!

The Fallen: Genesis by Tillie Cole

The start of her pnr series, setting the scene if you will….and it was fab!

Forever Immortal by Amelia Hutchins

Love the Fae Chronicles and this is a new series by this author so I needed!

Knights Burden by Bella Jewel

I loved the other books in this series but this was the one I wanted! Was so good!

Finale by Stephanie Garber

I joined in with the Fairyloot readalong but alas I couldn’t keep to the schedule and finished the book in 2 days!!! It was so good but I’m so sad that this series has come to an end.

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

This is on my Beat the Backlist challenge and also crosses off June for the Ultimate Reading Challenge….a new to me author!

 

My favourite post from the blogosphere this week was from Kathy at Books and Munches….a reading challenge…..

Jazzy June

A month to dedicate to rereading your fave books…could life get any better?!

 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?