The whys and whats of my most re-read books.

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If someone was to ask me what kind of a reader I was, I’d say I was a manic reader. There’s no thing as a spoiler for me, because honestly? I don’t read a lot of exceedingly spoilery books; I’m a curious little bitch, and I’ve jumped to too many last chapters to know Mystery/Thriller is not the genre for me. Mild suspense I can do, but not outright mysteries that fuck with me.

So yeah, having said that, let me put the manic into perspective.

You see, when I like a book, I reach this certain state of reality where after finishing the last page, the book magically passes a portal and opens up to the first page- which of course means I have to read it. Again.

And this cycle, thenceforth, continues.

And that happens more often than I care to count. So I thought why not curate a list of the books I’ve read the most. Because seriously, why not? It’s not like I have exams or anything. #FuckExams #WhyDoIBotherWithEngineering

And honestly, this list was a really tricky motherfucker to create. I mean how is it possible that I’ve read Kulti more times than I’ve read Wolfsong? And how are Midnight Blue, and Mia Sheridan NOT on the list?! My whole life feels a lie right now. But holy shit, I am surprised not so surprised by this list too.

So here we go- My Top 5 Most RE-READ Books of all times.. I think..?

Eh.

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Kulti- Mariana Zapata

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“Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.”

When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to.

It didn’t take a week for 27-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon – why she’d ever had his posters on her wall or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.

Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man who hadn’t known she’d existed. So she isn’t prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team’s season: a quiet, reclusive shadow of the explosive, passionate man he’d once been.

Release Date: 20th March, 2015.

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The Wish Collector- Mia Sheridan

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New Orleans, a city of mystery and magic, of secrets and dreams, and a history drenched in both love and the deepest of heartache.

When ballet dancer Clara Campbell arrives in New Orleans, lonely and homesick, she is immediately captivated by the story of Windisle Plantation and the tragic tale that is said to have transpired beyond its gate. Legend has it that it is abandoned by all living souls, but to Clara’s great surprise, it is not a ghost she hears through the stone wall surrounding the property, but a flesh and blood man. A scarred stranger with a pain deeper and darker than the churning waters of the Mississippi river that flows beside his self-imposed prison.

The ruined man behind the wall hides himself from the world. The last thing he expects is to find a friend in the selfless girl who speaks to him through the cracks in the rock. The girl who keeps returning week after week. The girl who makes him wish for things he has long since given up on. The girl who strikes both fear and hope within his wounded heart. But there can be no future for them, no life beyond Windisle, for no one knows better than him that monsters only live in the dark.

The Wish Collector is the story of shame and triumph, of loneliness and love, and the miracle of two hearts connecting despite the strongest of barriers between them.

Release Date: 26th November, 2018.

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The Reigning and The Rule- Calia Read

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Étienne Lacroix and I had a fire I thought would never die.
Our love was timeless.
An irreversible decision sent me back to the present day with a family I barely recognize, but I am determined to find a way back to Étienne.
I can survive time. But I can’t survive life without him.
Time bends to no one’s demands, so I must fight with everything I have to return to the past. However, I am terrified that the past I once knew might not look the same, and the man who once called me his surviving trace will no longer be waiting for me.

Time bends to no one’s demands but sometimes love does…

Release Date: 18th November, 2018.

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Dirty Headlines- L.J. Shen

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From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new standalone, enemies-to-lovers romance.

Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory–namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl.
Infamously quirky.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

Release Date: 7th September, 2018.

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No Tomorrow- Carian Cole

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The people we love are thieves.
They steal our hearts. They steal our breath.
They steal our sanity.
And we let them.
Over and over and over again.
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They say you never forget your first time.
Mine was with a homeless musician who effed my brains out under a bridge.
He was my first love. And fourteen years later, I still can’t get him out of my head.
He broke all my rules.
He also broke my heart.
I watched him climb to stardom, cheering him on from afar.
But I was never a fan; just a girl in love.
Like a tornado, he spiraled, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.
But love conquers all, right? It has to. Because here I stand, ravaged and ruined, needing it to be true.
You can’t go back, but I want to. Back to the bridge. Back to when he sang only for me. Before he was famous. Before he shattered my heart.
I thought I knew everything about him.
But I could not have been more wrong.
He promised me every tomorrow. And here I am, waiting.
And hoping.
Again.

Release Date: 13th September, 2018.

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Ravensong- TJ Klune

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Gordo Livingstone never forgot the lessons carved into his skin. Hardened by the betrayal of a pack who left him behind, he sought solace in the garage in his tiny mountain town, vowing never again to involve himself in the affairs of wolves.

It should have been enough.

And it was, until the wolves came back, and with them, Mark Bennett. In the end, they faced the beast together as a pack… and won.

Now, a year later, Gordo has found himself once again the witch of the Bennett pack. Green Creek has settled after the death of Richard Collins, and Gordo constantly struggles to ignore Mark and the song that howls between them.

But time is running out. Something is coming. And this time, it’s crawling from within.

Some bonds, no matter how strong, were made to be broken.

Release Date: 31st July, 2018.

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Into the bat-cave with Anne Malcom|| Author Interview

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As it so happens, a couple of months ago, I came across this really crazy good blurb on Facebook, and I have to say I was hooked before I’d even read a single word of the book. But boy oh boy, when I finally got my hands on it, I have to tell you, I was mind=fucked, because not only did I absolutely adore the story, but the writing was easily some of the best I’d ever read.

Enter Anne Malcom.

Before Birds of Paradise, I hadn’t read a single book of her’s, and really, if she’s a new to you author, then I highly recommend you pick any of her books and start ASAP. Where was I? Yes, yes- how I roped Anne into doing this. See I was so mindblown after BOP that I did what every reader ever does- I stalked. And somehow instead of getting me convicted, I was able to convince Anne that doing an interview with me would be a good idea because.. duh..

And so it began. And after about two months I’m finally here with her answers, and I hope you stay around because they’re frigging awesome. Eekk!! I am just so excited to have her here on the blog!!!

There’s a bonus question at the end of the interview, and honestly, I want to know what your answer to that is too. Let me know!

Anne Malcom

28871090_1962590500736018_5581533645396603962_n.jpgAnne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.

Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again.

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