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Oct 16 2012 4:30pm

October 2012 Bloggers’s Recommendations: Kinky Sex, Werewolves, and Zombie Slayers

Red by Kait NolanAt the end of last year, we ran our fabulous bloggers’ lists of top reads of the year. Those posts were so fun that we’ve decided to continue, asking our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read each month (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle just a bit more. So here’s this month’s installment for October 2012 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs for MayJuneJuly, August, and September 2012):

Rae Alley

My pick for this month is one I just finished: Red by Kait Nolan. It's a YA book with werewolves (appropriate for the season) about a teenage loner girl who knows she's inherited her mother's trait of becoming a werewolf, a hunter looking to solve the ancient feud between the families, and the discovery that there are others out there like her...such as the new boy in town who just happens to work with his dad, her new boss, who happens to run on four legs sometimes. A fun, light read.

Deep Desires by Charlotte SteinBrie Clementine

Deep Desires by Charlotte Stein

This is probably the best Erotic Romance I've read this year. The most surprising aspect of it was, believe it or not, its eroticism. Most of the times I find that erotic only means a lot of vanilla sex. But in Deep Desires what our main characters do is kinky and sensual. The sex takes most of the book, but the romance is there along with strong character development and emotion.

It’s about two wounded characters that find security in each other. Most of their interactions are silent and take place at a distance, yet the feelings between them are intense and authentic. You will have to read it to know exactly what happens between them, as well as what happened to them. All I’ll say is that it was a fantastic reading experience, and that if you like Erotic Romance you should go read it right now.

Wendy the Super Librarian

Megan Hart excels at writing, what I consider, erotica for grown-ups, and The Space Between Us delivers blockbuster characters who are held emotionally accountable for their choices.

Tesla is a 20-something coffee barista drifting through life, no longer a teenager but not a grown-up. She falls for the sexy, outgoing Meredith, who eventually proposes that Tesla sleep with her husband. What follows is three people entering into a relationship, stumbling through, and dealing with the consequences.  The menage storyline is handled extremely well, not just tossed in for titillation, and I love that Hart continues to write fully-realized, fully-developed characters that leap off the page. 

Married with Zombies by Jesse PetersenSmash Attack Ash

Living with the Dead series by Jesse Petersen

I’ve recently read Married with Zombies, Flip this Zombie and Eat, Slay, Love. This series is a fun romp through the zombie apocalypse with a couple who were on the verge of divorce prior to the outbreak.

Who knew zombies would be so good for romance? It brings the laughs and is highly entertaining.

I am so excited the author is writing a fourth book!

Chelsea Mueller

Sacrifice the Wicked by Karina Cooper

I'm a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers trope. There's such a fine line between love and hate sometimes. All that passion can turn into something steamy. Karina Cooper never disappoints in this regard with her fourth Dark Mission novel Sacrifice the Wicked. A cocky alpha hero who has nothing left to lose risks his life to protect the one woman who can get under his skin. It's sexy and has a great mystery to boot.

The Shifting Price of Prey by Suzanne McLeodPamela Webb-Elliott

The Shifting Price of Prey (Spellcrackers.com #4) by Suzanne McLeod

In this 4th book in the Spellcrackers.com series, the pacing and complex Urban Fantasy world building of The Shifting Price of Prey continue to be top-notch.
 
The slow-burn tension that has built over the previous three books between the hero, Malik al-Khan, and the heroine, Genny, is finally addressed and it is beyond satisfying. And hot! The unique and interesting storyline added to the overall series itself takes you on a page-turning ride I could not put down. 
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3 comments
Heather Waters (redline_)
1. redline_
I bought and started reading Kait Nolan's Red and already I think I'm going to love this book. Thanks for the rec, Rae!
Wendy Lewis
2. wsl0612
@ Rae - you mean to tell me there are fun, light reads in the YA supernatural genre that aren't full of angst? Count me in for this one, thanks!
yenna
3. yenna
I'm sure Kait Nolan's book is great but the cover was previously used for "Under Her Skin" anthology by I. Andrews, J. Frost and M. Brooks.
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