The Week In I-Have-No-Effing-Time-To-Read News

July 31, 2014 Reading Guide 9

Let’s talk about my iPad Kindle app and how much it misses me. Or my bookshelf that’s collecting dust because I have no time to read. Yes it’s time for another No-Time-To-Read-To-Be-Read List


TheLawyersLuckThe Lawyer’s Luck by Piper Huguley – I ran into Piper via twitter’s Black Lady Author Connec’ (There is no such thing. I just like to support conspiracy theories). But really I was blathering about cover art and she mentioned working with an artist for The Preacher’s Promise. One thing lead to another and now I have The Lawyer’s Luck and The Preacher’s Promise sitting in my kindle app, staring at me. LL is a novella prequel to PP. I think. Sometimes I buy things without really reading blurbs.



ThePreachersPromiseThe Preacher’s Promise by Piper Huguley. Please see above.








ForeplayForeplay by Sophie Jordan – I’m reading this for science. I got two pages in and had to turn my attention to something else. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t in love with what I read. It’s an NA, but the narrator talks like she’s half through her thesis, and it’s 1980, and half way a normal person living in 2014, going about their business. It doesn’t flow well. I will come back to it though, for science.





BSB-SacredFireSacred Fire by Tanai Walker  – Supernatural Lesbians do it for me.








fanningtheflamesFanning The Flames by Victoria Dahl – I’ve read The Wicked West by Victoria, writing as Holly Summers like 5 times. I was ready for another title. I’ll get to it one day.







AllInedUpAll Lined Up by Cora Carmack – Science. Also read two pages. Something came up. Will finish. I liked what I read.







SlamDanceWithTheDevilSlam Dance With The Devil by Nico Rosso – I liked the first book in the series so why not continue reading the series. Also Rosso writes the good sexy times.







Found-By-You-Front-Cover-1Found By You by Victoria A Smith – Interracial New Adult by a woman of color. Sign me the fuck up.







BSB-DesireDawnDesire at Dawn by Fiona Zedde – Again, supernatural lesbians do something to me.








CrossingSwords72LgCrossing Swords by Kristen Saell – I have no idea how I ended up with this book, but the title’s a dick jock so I have to read it. If you recommended it to me please come forward to receive your prize.







10_31_TheWishThe Wish by Francis Ray – It’s hot as fuck in SoCal right now and the cover made me think of cooler times.







WorthTheWaitWorth The Wait by Synthia Williams – Again, no clue but the cover reminds me of Love and Basketball so it has to be good, right?







CWDThe Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato- Interracial, Steampunk, paranormal romance. Another read for science. My feelings are still up in the air about Steampunk.







After-The-Night-Kindle300After the Night by Rachel Dax – A Lesbian romance set in a women’s prison. I mean…








This list is missing the 6 or so Beverly Jenkins books I haven’t read yet and am determined to read before I die. What are you guys reading? Is it good? What do the pages smell like? Is the formatting on your ereader cute? Tell me. I’m starved!

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A queer romance author of color who will read just about anything, for science, or this blog. She gravitates toward post Civil War era historical romance, westerns, BDSM erotic romance, LGBT romance and erotica. She’s interested in trying out more New Adult titles with multicultural characters, romances/erotic titles of any subgenre with Transgender characters, stories with Native American characters, especially if they are written by Native American authors, horror and romantic suspense.

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9 Responses to “The Week In I-Have-No-Effing-Time-To-Read News”

  1. Las

    I’ve read Dahl’s The Wicked West so many times it’s ridiculous. I can’t get into her contemporaries at all, though.

    Crossing Swords was one of the very first ebooks I read. I don’t remember much about it except that I liked it and Saell’s other books.

    Right now I’m reading Carolyn Crane’s Into the Shadows, which I’m meh about. I’m also listening to Shirlee Busbee’s Scandal Becomes Her–also meh.

    In better news, I recently caught up with Kit Rocha’s Beyond series, which is fun and deliciously dirty. Each book is better than the last.

  2. Victoria Janssen

    I’ve just begun reading JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL by Susanna Clarke, a fantasy set in Regency England. It is so enormous (700+ pages) that will probably be most of my fiction reading for a while. Those Huguley books sound excellent, though. I wishlisted them!

  3. cleo

    I love these lists. I’m spending more time reading about books than actually reading books these days (partly because I feel like I don’t have time to get immersed in a book and partly because – no idea, just not reading). So I’m glad I’m not alone.

    I had a good run of queer PNR a couple months ago (you might like Super Heroes Union: Dynama by Ruth Diaz – bi Latina superhero has to battle her (actually) evil ex.). I’m writing down all the supernatural lesbian titles.

    I have no idea how many times I’ve read Wicked West. Love that novella. I also really liked her FDIC Christmas novella, but her novels haven’t worked for me yet. I also own Fanning the Flames – it was free, so why not?

    I did finally read Jeannie Lin’s The Jade Temptress and I really enjoyed it.

  4. Laura Jardine

    Fanning the Flames is on my TBR list too. Picked it up since it was free, and I’m going to the town it’s set in soon as part of my vacation. Plus I enjoy Dahl’s Tumble Creek series. I may have to read The Wicked West after all the praise here :)

  5. cleo

    @Laura Jardine – The Wicked West is very different from every other Dahl I’ve read. I think it may be her only bdsm story, but I’m not sure. It’s one of the best bdsm erotic romances I’ve read – a submissive English widow seduces a reluctantly dominant deputy in the American West.

    It’s actually published under the pen name of the heroine from Talk Me Down – that character writes erotic romances and her novella The Wicked West is mentioned in Talk Me Down. Normally I’m a bit skeptical of this kind of thing but Wicked West is so good that I don’t care.

  6. Laura Jardine

    @cleo: Yeah, I remember Molly in Talk Me Down referring to this story she was writing, and I sort of wanted to read it then…Can’t remember when I realized that Dahl had actually written it.