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The 2015 Reading Challenge – In Review

Last year, I thought it would be a grand idea to try the 2015 Reading Challenge: a list of prompts that would allow one to read 52 books. In the beginning of the year, I went all out with excitement determining what my reading list would be; I had the books separated from my gigantic TBR shelves and was all prepared to completely blow this thing out of the water. Looking at the 2015 Reading Retrospective, you would think that by having read 102 books, I totally did blow that challenge out of the water. Read more…

Reading Retrospective 2015

Well this year was a busy one regarding life in general; despite that, I managed to have a record-breaking year for reading books! I thought 80 books in 2013 was amazing. Thinking that I wouldn’t be able to come near that, I set my goal for 60. I blew that out of the water by reading 102!! Mind you, a lot are graphics novels (very quick reads for me), and many are free Ebooks found thanks to Still, a good year. Read more…

Review: Part & Parcel

Part & Parcel by Abigail Roux

It’s Nick and Kelly time!! This one came up as a surprise for me. I was just browsing my email when I decided to finally open the ‘What’s Happening at Riptide” email. Lately I’ve just been deleting everything. That then got me thinking that I haven’t looked at what was happening with Abigail Roux lately, one of my favourite (maybe obsessively favourite) authors. Low and behold a new book was coming out, publication date: December 21, 2015!! I always order her books through the publishers; often times I can get a lovely e-book/tangible book combo deal. And with Nick and Kelly, how can one person pass that up?? They might have surpassed my love for Ty and Zane, which is pretty huge. Sorry, Ty. Sorry, Zane.

Part & Parcel, the third book in the Sidewinder series, is so much feels; sometimes bone crushing, heart wrenching feels. The majority, though, is a good ole character development story; something that is not often there with Roux. As such, Part & Parcel is a refreshing surprise. Read more…

Review: The Quick

The Quick by Lauren Owen

Or, we’re not talking about Vampires here, okay?!


The Quick by Lauren Owen has to be the only vampire novel, that I have read, that doesn’t mention the word vampire. For that and many other reasons, this novel is pretty unique and awesome. Read more…

Review: Crash & Burn

Crash & Burn by Abigail Roux

This book gave me feels. Major, major feels. 1) It’s the LAST Ty and Zane novel * sobs * 2) Abigail Roux is the queen of torture!!  I’m going to try and write something coherent, but I’m not sure how I will fare. Read more…

Reading Retrospective 2014

Well, apparently 2014 wasn’t a particular strong year for reading total; to say the least, it was a crazy busy year with major changes and new beginnings. Without realizing it though, it seemed the year of M/M novels, with 32 books falling within that genre; over half of my total books read. My greatest find was Westwind by Ian Rankin, making me squee not only because it was a rare out of print find, but because it officially allowed me to complete all of his novels published at the time. Another semi-happy but semi-sad squee (do those even exist!?) was the penultimate Ty and Zane novel by Abigail Roux; I loved it so much, that I had to read it back-to-back. And then don’t even get me started (or maybe do?) on the first full-length novel for Nick and Kelly; I will forever be an Abigail Roux fan. I read some really weird things; books that actually made me gag and skip sections because it went WAY past my comfort zone (of which I didn’t know that I had one). Of course, there were flops and of course there were amazing reads. As always, take a look at the list. I hope a few peak your interest like they did mine. Read more…

Review: Ball & Chain

Ball & Chain by Abigail Roux

This novel makes me sad but extremely happy. Sadly, it is the penultimate novel in the Cut & Run series; so readers have only one more Ty and Zane story (I’m hoping this news is wrong, and that there are really like 32 more Ty and Zane novels to be written … a girl can hope). On the other hand, this novel is just insanely awesome. 😀 Read more…


Just Browse

I just happened across this series, and I have to say it was quite a find! Such a good adventure, and the author is amazing in building tension and weaving plot lines. Minor M/M themes, but they are not the focus. The story is.  Can’t wait for the third novel!


Review: Shock & Awe

Shock & Awe and Bait & Switch by Abigail Roux

Pre-review: Release date November 11, 2013

Warning: This review will have spoilers regarding what has, so far, happened in the Cut & Run series (I’ll try to put in as few as possible). This is unavoidable, as will be explained. If you haven’t read the Cut & Run series up to the last published novel, Touch & Geaux, and don’t want to read minor spoilers, do not read any further. If you don’t care and are curious, read on! Read more…

Review: Touch & Geaux

Touch & Geaux by Abigail Roux

Every time I read a novel in this series, I tell myself ‘it can’t be better than the last, and therefore I won’t have to review it.’ Granted, there are few in the series that are just ‘meh’ but overall, the stories have been increasing in their general awesomeness. Abigail Roux has certainly managed to handle this series on her own, and she has definitely taken the characters places where they may not have gone, had particular changes not occurred. Of course, I am talking about Ty and Zane, and their seventh novel, Touch & Geaux. Read more…

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