My ‘to be read’ list

Prompt: Summer reading time! What books do you plan to read this summer?

It might be warming up in the Northern Hemisphere, but down here, it’s getting colder every day. I recently bought a new duvet cover that’s a sort of faux fur, and it’s warm and snuggly.

While summer is awesome, winter is actually a better season for getting reading done. Often in New Zealand the summer sun is too harsh to read in the sun, plus there’s too many other things to be doing outdoors. But in winter, it’s perfect weather for staying indoors, preferably snuggled up in bed with a book. So I hope to get a bunch of reading done.

When I find a book that interests or intrigues me, I download a sample from Amazon. That way, I can see if I like the way the book is written before I commit to buying it. Sometimes it catches me out because I’m several chapters in and I know it’s going to be a three star read, but man, I’m already invested now! Sometimes it’s brilliant, because I start reading and think ‘What the fuck?’ and delete the sample and live happily ever after. Ha ha! And of course sometimes I think ‘Yes, this is going to be awesome’ and then it goes places I never thought it would, like Power Play by Cara Dee which I did NOT expect to involve Daddy and Littles kink. Ugh.

Yeah, so while I’m not committing to buy and reading these books, these are the samples I’ve downloaded that I’m going to check out:
Silverhills by Sandra Cox
True Light by G Bailey
I Will Always Love You by Kathryn Shay
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah Maclean
Pestilence by Laura Thalassa
Making Faces by Amy Harmon
Kissed by a Demon by Hallie Goodway
Dead Wrong by Sylvie Grayson
Dare to Love a Duke by Eva Leigh
The Redemption of the Lonesome Sheriff by Carol Colyer
The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty
First Year by Rachel E Carter
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Be Loved by Stella Starling
After The Music by Diana Palmer
Sticks and Stones by Susie Tate
A Roll in the Hay by Peter Styles
Make-Believe Proposal by Vivi Holt
The Demon’s Retribution by Kiersten Fay
The King of Threadneedle Street by Moriah Densley
Three Hard Lessons by Nikki Sloane
My Eternal Soldier by Krystal Shannan
Three Little Mistakes by Nikki Sloane
My Guardian Gryphon by Krystal Shannan
Inappropriately Yours by Cara Dee
Claimed by Rebecca Zanetti
Beautifully Decadent by L A Fiore
Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G
Once Upon a Knight by Jackie Ivie
A Knight Well Spent by Jackie Ivie
Knight Everlasting by Jackie Ivie
A Perfect Knight for Love by Jackie Ivie
Heat of the Knight by Jackie Ivie
Mind Tamer by Moriah Densley
Weight for Love by Jason Collins
All the Broken Pieces by Rebecca Raine
Want You by Jen Frederick
Highland Moonlight by Teresa J Reasor
Halloween Werewolf by Kamryn Hart & Kestra Pingree
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Dream Warrior by Brenda Trim & Tami Julka
The Ranger’s Peace by Bree Livingston
Pansies by Alexis Hall
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet
Storm’s Heart by Thea Harrison
SYN Consulting by A G Carothers
Blaize and the Maven by Ellen M Bard
Fire in his Blood by Ruby Dixon
Hope trilogy by Bink Cummings
All Stars Fall by Rachel van Dyken
Secret Confessions of the Enticing Duchess by Olivia Bennet
Wrecked & Restless by Bink Cummings
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Changing Course by Aly Martinez
A Girl’s Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
LOL by Lucy Lennox & Molly Maddox
What Remains by Garrett Leigh
When They Do by Sara Breaker
Thrive by Aly Martinez
Ren and Della by Pepper Winters
Force of Temptation by Suzanne Wright
Dark Instincts by Suzanne Wright
Looking for Trouble by Riley Hart
Singe by Aly Martinez
Lucky by Garrett Leigh
Brush Strokes by Max Hudson
When Forever Ended by Cara Dee
Path of Destruction by Cara Dee
Dominance by Gem Frost
Bonds of Desire by Lynda Aicher
Bonds of Denial by Lynda Aicher
Written by Kathryn Moon
Wolfsong by T J Klune
My Warrior Wolves by Krystal Shannan
Kiss Me Again by Garrett Leigh

And that’s not even counting the ones I’ve already bought and need to read or finish reading:
Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
What You Make It by A M Arthur (47%)
Austin by Jeannine Colette & Lauren Runow (53%)
The Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke
The Edinburgh Heir by Alisha Klapheke
Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor (48%)
Defending Allye by Susan Stoker (28%)
The Healer and the Warrior by Bekah Clark (31%)
Try by Ella Frank (64%)
King by J M Dabney
Beautiful Chaos by Riley Hart & Devon McCormack (65%)
The Proposal by Mary Balogh
Chance by Charlotte Casey (7%)
Tempting Secrets by Michelle Windsor (61%)
Tempting Tricks by Michelle Windsor (75%)
Jungle Rapture by M A Jewell (61%)
Open Mind by Luna David & Morningstar Ashley (60%)
Power Play by Cara Dee (55%)
Under the Highlander’s Spell by Donna Fletcher (21%)

What books are you planning to read over winter or summer, whichever it is in your part of the world?  Do you download samples?

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