What's on the TBR pile?

What’s on the reading pile: Blood Hunt

I’ve seriously dropped the ball on reading this week. So badly that I’m not able to make a book review this week.

This is the first time to my memory that I’ve missed one but things couldn’t be more crazy. After spending a whole weekend exploring the south coast in search of a house, we had a run of bad luck getting home that was borderline hilarious. Miss a bus by five seconds? Unfortunate. Miss a train an hour later by five seconds? Wow, OK. Have the next train cancelled because a customer was taken ill. Oh wait, forgot we were still in 2020. This is totally normal.

None of this got us down, we had a whale of a time but one thing was for certain. Moving out is going to be a lot harder this year than usual. I could beat myself up about missing a week but I’m going to take this with a pinch of salt. Writing two series, planning another, a part time job and moving house is a full plate. I can drop one of the many balls I’m juggling just this week. But never again!

Even though I haven’t had enough time to read quite so much, I’ve definitely still been finding books to put on my TBR pile:

Hunting vampires is her legacy.

Detective Rainey Astor walks a dangerous line between the human and supernatural worlds.  As a vampire hunter, she’s a formidable opponent, having killed hundreds of their kind.  Yet, when her latest foray into the supernatural world goes terribly wrong, she finds herself rescued by the very creature she’s vowed to kill.

Elijah Hawthorne is unlike any vampire Rainey has ever met.  His sexy as hell exterior hides a tortured soul seeking redemption.  Rainey knows she should avoid him at all costs, but fate has other plans.  Together, they’re forced down a twisted path of ancient revenge and tainted love.

With Elijah guarding her back, Rainey must protect her heart, because giving in could mean a death sentence for them both. But if they don’t discover the hidden identity of their enemy before the clock runs out, she’s as good as dead anyway.”

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My new series is a vampire-valkyrie romance and it doesn’t hurt to read some vampire romance books to get a feel for the genre now. It’s come a long way since Twilight, and I’m not even that tempted to start reading Midnight Sun. As ever, I’m more interested in the indie scene.

This one looks exactly what I’m looking for and by the look of the reviews, it’s already a winner. One way or another I’m going to make time for my TBR pile this week. Hopefully I can continue my run of one book a week until at least the end of the year. (Anyone else got a glimmer of hope for 2021?)

I recently heard a cool analogy about juggling items in our lives in that we are juggling both glass and plastic balls. So long as we keep those glass ones in the air so they don’t break, dropping a plastic one every now and then is totally OK. I’m going to remind myself of that as we move into a review-less Wednesday!

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