This is my final book list for 2012-the books I read in December. For the first time ever I've only read self published and epublished (Indie) books, and no print or traditional published books. I've also decided not to now separate the free reads or self published books from the epublished or traditionally published books. I will treat all as equals starting now.
1. Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift by Jennifer Ashley- A
2. Just One Night, Part 1: The Stranger by Kyra Davis- B
3. All I Want for Christmas is a Duke by Delilah Marvelle and Maire Claremont- B
4. Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook- B
5. Love Left Behind by S.K. Kolee- B-
6. Fates by S.K. Kolee- B-
7. Avoiding Commitment by K.A. Linde- B
8. Baring All by Tiffinie Helmer- B
9. I Love Lucy by Rita Herron- B
10. Avoiding Responsibility by K.A. Linde- C+
11. Come Away With Me by Kristen Proby- C-
12. Play It Safe by Kristen Ashley- C
13. Marco’s Redemption by Lynda Chance- C-
14. Fallen Too Far by Abbie Glines- D-
15. This Beautiful Thing by Amanda Heath – F (my only F grade book this year)
Why does it seem all the fun loving, wacky contemporaries have disappeared? Mho's so happy to have received Gina Robinson's third book in her Agent Ex series that was released from St. Martin's last week. Mho really digs these spies and their wives.
Synopsis: Though Willow Pierce has moved forward since her husband died two years ago, she can’t ignore her sixth sense that Jack is alive.When newcomer Con Russo comes to town, Willow is convinced he’s Jack. She’d never forget his eyes. Willow is determined to learn the truth about Con’s identity—even if it means brazenly seducing him.
Secret agent Jack Pierce was almost killed in an explosion that left him severely disfigured. Thanks to reconstructive surgery, he has a new face and a new life. But when the terrorist who tried to assassinate him suspects he’s still alive, Jack’s forced to go undercover—and destroy him for good. But before he can complete his mission, he must protect the only woman he’s ever loved..
Mho likes any books that has demons in it for obvious reasons (since he's a demon sheep and all) and he can really appreciate the man chesty since Mho dreams of having a 6 pack one day. This came last week from debut author, Alexa Egan, and it's a paranormal historical.
Speaking of demons, an awesome book YOU ALL MUST READ just came out yesterday. Mho is a huge, huge fan Diana Rowland, and the 5th book in her Kara Gillian series, Touch of the Demon is balls to the walls incredible. Since there won't be any book reviews for the next two weeks here at Babblings because of the Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event, Mho wanted to get word out about his book now.
Since this is a series, you can't just pick up Touch of the Demon and start reading. You must start with book one. The last book, Sins of the Demon, was such a cliffhanger, KB was ready to explode because she had to know what was going to happen to Kara, the Louisiana police detective and demon summoner who was forced into the demon realm and now stuck there. What happens to Kara in Touch of the Demon will blow your mind away. As I read, my jaw was on the floor the entire time. The cast of characters introduced and the world, mysticism and terms created are very inventive. I don't know how Diana did it all.
There are so many twists and turns and OMG moments, specifically with Kara and her demon lord lover, Rhyzkhal. What happens between these two will stun readers. You won't expect anything. Also hot demon sex makes up for the last book. Lots of demon sex and total shocks galore. Some loose ends are tied up, mainly with FBI agent Ryan. And ladies, say hello to Mzatal. He's the new pimp daddy demon you'll adore.
Touch of the Demon is a major game changer in the series and Diana's best book to date. A must read (DAW).
Final Grade: A-