When I'm not busy designing covers and teasers for books I'm reading them. I love reading so much and there's nothing like a true departure from reality. When I was younger, I was a huge fan of gothic horror/romance and paranormal/fantasy.

I read the shit out of Anne Rice and and when she decided to kill her Vampire Chronicles series...I died. Seriously, I didn't know what I was going to read. And then I found paranormal romance and fantasy romance. Oh, how I loved reading all those magical feels!!

Now, as an adult and as a cover designer in the romance community, I find myself reading a lot more romance than I EVER have be for and you know what? I'm not hating it. LOL

These are my READS for January-March 2018:

1.) Mudvein by Tarryn Fisher

Wow. This. Book. If you've never been gutted by a story, and you want to know what that feels like, I can't recommend this book any higher. It has an amazing amount of feeling in it and the twists and turns that this story takes will blow your f*cking mind. Srsly. Just to tell you how good it was, I read it in eight hours. I couldn't put it down.

2.) Midnight Blue by LJ Shen

F*ucking fantastic. Shen is one of my absolute favorite authors in the Indie community and I freaking love everything she writes. Srsly. I have read every one of her book and she is constantly surprising me with the amount of feels she's able to pull out of me. If you like stories about self-loathing rock stars and sassy girls who can hold their own, I suggest this book...and any other book Shen has written.

3.) A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. GAH! I love this series so much and Maas has quickly become a one-click author for me. Her style of writing is so fluid and easy to read, but it doesn't read like YA to me at ALL. If you like fantasy don't let the YA detour you from snatching up this series and devouring it like I know you will. I am dying for the fourth book in the series to be released in May. Honestly, May can't come soon enough.

Good boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy was on my Kindle for a couple of months. I wasn't sure of what to expect from this book and man was I not disappointed. These two authors have the co-writing gig down and I just adored this story. The characters are endearingly awkward and equally amazing. And the fact the the male MC is a hockey player turns the heat meter up a notch. Once I started this little nugget, I couldn't put it down. ***** FIVE STAR LOVE STORY

4.) The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is the first of who know's how many in her new

Folk of Air series. OMG. This book was similar to Maas' Court of Thorns and Roses series in theme but different in so many ways. Where the characters in Maas' books are more adult, the MCs in Cruel Prince are teenage kids. But there's a twist. Most of them are faeries and have lived for centuries....but they're still kids. MIND BLOWN. lol

Ya'll this is going to be a crazy good series and as an avid romance reader the suspense and tension between the two MCs was REDIC. I loved and hated them both throughout but most of all, I can't wait to see where Black takes the story.

5.) Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary is a M/M romance that was hot, I literally had to put it down sometimes. I loved the premise of the story and I love the fact that it wasn't as insta-love as so many of the M/M books I read are. I feel that so many authors feel like they have to have their characters madly in love with each other before the down-and-dirty sexy stuff happens. Believe me, this story has quite a bit of substance before you get to the sweet. I loved this book. And when I found out that Fresh Catch was KC's fist M/M book, I was a little shocked. She writes men so well. If you're a fan of M/M romance, I highly recommend this book.

Okay! Those are my reads for the past couple of months. Thank you for stopping in, have an amazing day and if you get the chance, grab one or all of these books. You won't be sorry.

xoxo Lisa

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