Wednesday, December 8, 2021

2022 Most Anticipated - Only A Monster

This next book was pointed out to me by a friend who definitely thought this was one I would be obsessed with and she was right! This has romance, monsters, and probably a whole lot of angst. It also happens to be set in one of my favourite cities - London.


My next book's title Only A Monster by Vanessa Len. Look at this amazing cover?! 


The Goodreads synopsis makes this feel like it is going to hurt in the best possible way. I am OBSESSED with star crossed lovers and this definitely fits that description. 
With the sweeping romance of Passenger and the dark fantasy edge of This Savage Song, this standout YA contemporary fantasy debut from Vanessa Len, is the first in a planned trilogy.

It should have been the perfect summer. Sent to stay with her late mother’s eccentric family in London, sixteen-year-old Joan is determined to enjoy herself. She loves her nerdy job at the historic Holland House, and when her super cute co-worker Nick asks her on a date, it feels like everything is falling into place.

But she soon learns the truth. Her family aren’t just eccentric: they’re monsters, with terrifying, hidden powers. And Nick isn’t just a cute boy: he’s a legendary monster slayer, who will do anything to bring them down.

As she battles Nick, Joan is forced to work with the beautiful and ruthless Aaron Oliver, heir to a monster family that hates her own. She’ll have to embrace her own monstrousness if she is to save herself, and her family. Because in this story . . .

. . . she is not the hero. 
I love the entire idea of a monster falling in love with a monster slayer. I also love the idea of a potential love triangle and that is definitely teased here.

Vanessa kindly took some time to answer a few questions. Her answers have made me even more excited about reading this book.

1 What gif do you feel best represents Only A Monster?



2 If someone were to make a signature drink in honour of your book, what might be included?

The monsters of ONLY A MONSTER can travel in time, and they enjoy historical flavours, so the book’s signature drink would be something old-fashioned like a spiced apple punch: cider or apple juice heated with cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, nutmeg, orange slices – and fresh ginger, because my main character, Joan, loves ginger. 

3 There seems to be some potential for a forbidden romance (or two) in this book. What do you think makes them so alluring for readers? 

What a great question! As a reader, I really love stories where people from different backgrounds connect with empathy and understanding – especially when the connection seems unlikely. I always love it when characters turn out to have unexpected depths and facets. 

4 What is one song that made your playlist while writing this book? 
Battlefield by Jordin Sparks! 

5 What 2022 release are you most anticipating?

It’s so hard to list just a few, but I’m really looking forward to Ann Liang’s If You Could See the Sun, Deborah Falaye’s Blood Scion, Akshaya Raman’s The Ivory Key, Judy Lin’s A Magic Steeped in Poison, Axie Oh’s The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea, Sue Lynn Tan’s Daughter of the Moon Goddess, Kristin Dwyer’s Some Mistakes Were Made, Erik J Brown’s All that’s Left in the World – and really all of the 2022 debuts! I recently read advance copies of Leslie Vedder’s The Bone Spindle and Lillie Lainoff’s One for All, and really loved them

6 If not too spoilery, can you share the first line of Only A Monster. 

When Joan was six, she decided she was going to be Superman when she grew up.


That Buffy and Angel gif! It gutted me as much as it did the first time. It's one of the most heartbreaking television scenes ever and if it is an indication of the heartbreak to come in this book I am not prepared. I also love that our main character isn't the hero. I am here for complex characters and storylines. 

Only A Monster releases February 22, 2022. It times perfectly for you to use those holiday gift cards to gift yourself a copy after the holidays.

You can find out more about Vanessa and her books by following her on Twitter.  You can also visit her website. You can find out more about her books on the publisher website.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the next book on my most anticipated list. Do you love angst filled romances as much as I do? Let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

2022 Most Anticipated - The Hurricane Blonde

 

The next book on my 2022 most anticipated list is a murder mystery set against the backdrop of sunny, glitzy Los Angeles. 


It is no secret that I love movies and Hollywood. This combines that love with true crime so this immediately jumped to the top of my must read list.


There is no synopsis available on Goodreads yet, but I do have the deal announcement that first brought this book to my attention. 


Here are my top three reasons that I am excited to get my hands on this one:

1. This has TWO mysteries going on. One that is in the present and one in the past. I expect that they'll have more in common than just the location.

2. The true crime tour inclusion makes this Murderino very excited. I cannot wait to see what the tour is like. I hope we get some details before the mystery takes over.

3. The Hollywood connections! The main character is a former child star. Her sister was an actress  who was murdered. The newest victim is described as a starlet. This is going to presumably look at the dark underside of Hollywood and I am here for it.


The Hurricane Blonde doesn't have a scheduled release date yet - but it most likely is going to be released in fall of 2022. This also means that it is not up for preorder just yet. You can, of course, add it to your Goodreads in the meantime so you can be updated with new information when it is available. I cannot wait to see the cover for this!

You can find out more about Halley by following her on Twitter. You can also visit her publisher's website for more details about her books.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the next book on my 2022 most anticipated list. Are you also a fan of mysteries and books set in Los Angeles? Let me know in the comments.

Monday, December 6, 2021

2022 Most Anticipated - Love in the Time of Serial Killers

The next book on my 2022 most anticipated list blends my love of romance with true crime. A woman who is obsessed with true crime thinks her neighbour might be either a serial killer or a genuinely nice guy. Sounds both like a fun comedy and a look at modern dating though the lens of everyone watching all these true crime documentaries that Netflix keeps releasing.


My next book's title is Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson. It basically sounds like it was written specifically for me and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.


The Goodreads synopsis gives you a very good idea of what it is going to be about and what the book might be like.
Turns out that reading nothing but true crime isn't exactly conducive to modern dating-and one woman is going to have to learn how to give love a chance when she's used to suspecting the worst. PhD candidate Phoebe Walsh has always been obsessed with true crime. She's even analyzing the genre in her dissertation-if she can manage to finish writing it. It's hard to find the time while she spends the summer in Florida, cleaning out her childhood home, dealing with her obnoxiously good-natured younger brother, and grappling with the complicated feelings of mourning a father she hadn't had a relationship with for years. It doesn't help that she's low-key convinced her new neighbor, Sam Dennings, is a serial killer (he may dress business casual by day, but at night he's clearly up to something). But it's not long before Phoebe realizes that Sam might be something much scarier-a genuinely nice guy who can pierce through her armor to her vulnerable heart underneath
I am very excited to see the cover of this one! I hope it captures both the romance elements and the fact that the main character is obsessed with true crime. 

Alicia kindly took some time to answer a few questions for me about the book and what she is excited about reading in 2022. 

1 What gif do you feel best represents Love in the Time of Serial Killers?


2 If someone were to make a signature drink in honour of your book, what might be included? Full disclosure that a literal infant knows as much about making cocktails as I do, but since Phoebe makes a Nutella no-bake pie in the book, I'm going to go with a Nutella mudslide because it sounds pretty tasty. 3 This seems to blend my love of romance novels with my fascination with true crime. What are some of your favourite true crime podcasts (if you listen to them)? I actually don't listen to as many as you might think, given the title of this book! But I did really enjoy the In the Dark series about the Curtis Flowers case. Really in-depth and well-reported and showed the injustice that was done there. My favorite podcast of all time is You're Wrong About, which covers some true crime, among other cultural topics we got "wrong" the first time around. The Kitty Genovese episode is one of the best examples of podcasting out there, in my book. 4 What is one song that made your playlist while writing this book? Hayley Williams helpfully put out a solo album just for me right before I wrote this, and three songs -- "Creepin'," "Sudden Desire," and "Pure Love" -- could basically be the three-act structure for Love in the Time of Serial Killers. 5 What 2022 release are you most anticipating? So many. So, so many! But right now in this exact temporal moment I'm going to go with The Hacienda by Isabel CaƱas. Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca? THAT COVER? Sign me up! 6 If not too spoilery, can you share the first line of Love in the Time of Serial Killers? "Obviously a two-hundred pound Victorian writing desk wasn't made to be moved all by yourself."



Love in the Time of Serial Killers releases August 1, 2022. It's a perfect date for a beach read and I expect this will be in a lot of beach tote bags this summer.

You can find out more about Alicia and her books by following her on Twitter.  You can also visit her publisher website.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to for the next book on my 2022 most anticipated list. Are you also obsessed with true crime? Do you love reading romance books? Let me know in the comments.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Monthly TBR and Wrap Up

It's the final month of the year. 2021 has flown by and hasn't exactly been the reading year I hoped for. I am off a lot this December and I have a LOT of reading to get done. I am hoping to read way more compared to my usual monthly total as I need to finish off my Goodreads challenge.

Before I talk about what I hope to read in December, I have to recap November first.

The books that were on my list are:

Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg (goodreads)
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (goodreads)

Plus I had some ebooks on my list:

56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard (goodreads)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (goodreads)
Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston (goodreads)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (goodreads)

Here is what I managed to read in October:

Hawkeye: Volume 1 by Matt Fraction and David Aja (goodreads)
Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy (goodreads)
Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg (goodreads)
The Guest List by Lucy Foley (goodreads)

I managed to read four books this month which is not as many as I hoped. One of my 2022 goals is going to be to dedicate more time to reading. 

My #PopCultureResolution book for November was The Guest List by Lucy Foley which I managed to read and the review will go up once the 2022 Most Anticipated event I am currently hosting wraps up. The movie was Rope and that has already been reviewed.

Here is what I hope to read in December:

I only have some ebooks I am hoping to get to this month, so no photo of physical books to share.



Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (goodreads)
If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich (goodreads)
Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu (goodreads)
Here's To Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli (goodreads)
We Wish You a Merry Grantmas by Morgan Matson (goodreads)
Fan Club by Erin Meyer (goodreads)

My #PopCultureResolution picks for this month are Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier and Better Watch Out. I am excited to tackle both as they are holiday themed but not your typical holiday fare.

Next up is an update on my two reading challenges:

November's pick for my '12 friends, 12 books' reading challenge is Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney. I am VERY behind so I am not even sure if I'll be able to finish this before the end of the year. I am going to try to get to as many as I can, but I may have to finish next year.

Jan - The Seven Husband's of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Kelly)

Feb - 
The Birthday List by Deveny Perry (Emilie)

Mar - Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine Von Radics (Ciara)

April - Marriage for One by Ella Maise (Katie)

May - Written In The Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur (Christy)

June -  The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M Danforth (Christa)

July - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Jess)

August -  The Grace Year by Kim Leggitt (Christa)

Sept - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Meaghan)

Oct -   Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston (Katrina)

Nov - Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott (Kim)

Dec - Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney (Julia)

As for the reading challenge inspired by The Bachelor I am officially saying that I will not finish it this year, but I hope to get to the rest of these early in the new year.

1. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
2. If The Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy
3. Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
4. Further to Fall by Catherine Cowles
5. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
6. Isn't it Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams
7. My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
8. Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
9. Marriage for One by Ella Maise
10. Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks by Nathan Burgoine
11. Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
12. Open Book by Jessica Simpson
13. Isn't it Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

What books are you reading this month? Have you read any of the ones on my list? If so, let me know what you thought in the comments.

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

2022 Most Anticipated - Go Hunt Me

Vampires are having a major comeback and 2022 certainly has its share of vampire books releasing. This is a trend that I am very much here for. The next book featured in this event is inspired by one of my favourite vampire classics.


My next book's title is Go Hunt Me by Kelly deVos and it sounds like it might be creepy and exciting.


The Goodreads synopsis makes this feel like vampires combined with travel. A lot of great horror novels have traveling to some place new as part of its foundation and that can make it even scarier.
For Dracula lovers and fans of Diana Urban’s All Your Twisted Secrets, this spine-tingling thriller follows seven horror buffs as their dream trip to a remote Romanian castle turns into a nightmare when they begin to be killed one by one.

Alex Rush is ready for the trip of a lifetime.

She and her friends have made some creepily awesome films together throughout high school, so with only a few months left before they go their separate ways for college, they’re determined to make the best one yet: an epic documentary about the real inspiration for Dracula, filmed on location at a remote castle in Romania.

But when they get there, it’s not quite the majestic setting they planned for. Menacing weapons line the walls, the twisted halls are easy to get lost in, and with no connection to the outside world, the group is unexpectedly off the grid. After just a few hours spent under its roof, Alex and her friends have no trouble imagining how this dark, terrifying castle inspired one of the most enduring horror novels of all time.

Only soon they no longer have to use their imaginations to understand the location’s terrifying history—just as they get the documentary’s first shot rolling, one of Alex’s friends disappears, and she’s nearly certain she saw a cloaked stranger lurking in the shadows. As more members of the group begin to meet an untimely demise, Alex is desperate to stop the bloodshed, even if it means facing a monster she never thought would be let loose.
I love this modern take on Dracula and I cannot wait to see what Kelly has done to pay tribute to the classic while also making this something entirely its own.

Kelly was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about her book and what Dracula still appeals to people so many years after its publication.

1 What gif do you feel best represents Go Hunt Me?


2 If someone were to make a signature drink in honour of your book, what might be included?

I think the drink MUST be red and should include cranberry juice in some capacity. For teens, I’d probably mix up a cranberry ginger ale punch. For adults, I’d make a cocktail with unsweetened cranberry juice and bourbon. 3 This book offers up a unique twist on the Dracula tale. Why do you think the story of Dracula fascinates us still today?

I think because the story includes so many elements that are both great for storytelling and interesting to audience of any era. Good versus evil. Science versus religion. Genius versus madness. There’s a lot of stuff that can be updated and adapted into a variety of settings. 4 What is one song that made your playlist while writing this book?

“Meet Me at Our Spot” by The Anxiety 5 What 2022 release are you most anticipating?

I am SO excited about These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall. I am an absolute sucker for a good haunted or creep house story and this one, which is being called a YA The Haunting of Hill House meets Knives Out 6 If not too spoilery, can you share the first line of Go Hunt Me.


The first line is, “You’re safe here.” Which, of course, you are NOT! LOL. There is a preview and excerpt of the first chapter of the book here: http://www.penguinteen.com/2022-cover-reveal-bonanza



Go Hunt Me releases June 14, 2022. It's a fantastic release date because of the travel elements of the plot and it definitely offers a more spooky read to take to the beach. It's available for preorder right now.

You can find out more about Kelly and her books by following her on Twitter.  You can also visit her website. You can find out more about her books on the publisher website.

Be sure to stop by Monday to for the next book on my 2022 most anticipated list. Tomorrow will feature my December TBR and November Wrap Up. 


2022 Most Anticipated - How to Fake It in Hollywood

You might have noticed that Hollywood set books are a bit of a theme this year and that is because they are totally a trend for 2022. This one features a fake dating which is always a bonus.


My next book selected for the event is How to Fake It In Hollywood by Ava Wilder and it sounds amazing! 


The Goodreads synopsis makes this feel like a must read for romance fans. It has some amazing comparisons and definitely sets up the fake to real dating chemistry.
A talented Hollywood starlet and a reclusive A-lister enter into a fake relationship . . . and discover that their feelings might be more than a PR stunt in this sexy debut for fans of Beach Read and The Unhoneymooners.

Grey Brooks is on a mission to keep her career afloat now that the end of her long-running teen soap has her (unsuccessfully) pounding the pavement again. With a life-changing role on the line, she’s finally desperate enough to agree to her publicist’s scheme . . . faking a love affair with a disgraced Hollywood heartthrob who needs the publicity, but for very different reasons.

Ethan Atkins just wants to be left alone. Between his high-profile divorce, his struggles with drinking, and his grief over the death of his longtime creative partner and best friend, he’s slowly let himself fade into the background. But if he ever wants to produce the last movie he and his partner wrote together, Ethan needs to clean up his reputation and step back into the spotlight. A gossip-inducing affair with a gorgeous actress might be just the ticket, even if it’s the last thing he wants to do.

Though their juicy public relationship is less than perfect behind the scenes, it doesn’t take long before Grey and Ethan’s sizzling chemistry starts to feel like more than just an act. But after decades in a ruthless industry that requires bulletproof emotional armor to survive, are they too used to faking it to open themselves up to the real thing?
I love that Ethan kind of sounds a little flawed and messy and I hope that both of these characters are fleshed out because this romance could easily become a a favourite.

Ava was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about this book and what books she is looking forward to reading in 2022. 

1 What gif do you feel best represents How to Fake It in Hollywood?


2 If someone were to make a signature drink in honour of your book, what might be included?

It would probably be some kind of champagne cocktail– with a seltzer-based mocktail version to go along with it. 3 Your book is set in Hollywood and focuses on the behind the scenes in particular. Why do you think Hollywood fascinates and inspires?

I think because it's a setting that calls for extremes. The highs are high and the lows are low, and the stakes feel much higher because everyone's watching. On a superficial level, celebrities are gorgeous and wealthy and live glamorous-looking lifestyles that a tiny minority of people will ever get to experience. But there’s also a lot of darkness that comes along with life in the public eye. The inner workings of the entertainment industry are incredibly toxic and exploitative, and most people who try to break in end up getting chewed up and spit out by it. Even for those who do find success, it's often fleeting, and being put on a pedestal like that means a very long way to fall. For people who follow celebrity culture, I think there’s a thrill in the push-pull tension of “I wish that were me”/“I’m so glad that’s not me.” 4 What is one song that made your playlist while writing this book?

“Handle with Care” by the Traveling Wilburys. The narrator of that song is someone who's been through the wringer of fame, which has left him jaded and closed-off– but he's also navigating the fear & hope of feeling a spark with someone new and allowing himself to be vulnerable again for the first time in a long time. 5 What 2022 release are you most anticipating?

I'm very excited for all the #22debuts adult romances I haven't gotten the chance to read yet– the ones I've read so far have been fantastic. Besides that, I (and the rest of the romance-reading world, I’m sure) can't wait for new books from Emily Henry, Talia Hibbert, and Rachel Lynn Solomon. 6 If not too spoilery, can you share the first line of How to Fake it in Hollywood. I feel bad because it’s not very exciting, but: “Lucy?”



How to Fake It In Hollywood releases June 14, 2022. It's a perfect release date as this feels like a book that demands to be read by the pool (or at the beach) with some kind of frozen drink. It'll definitely be in my beach bag this upcoming summer. You can preorder it now at your favourite retailer.

You can find out more about Ava and her books by following her on Twitter.  You can also visit her website. You can find out more about her books on the publisher website.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to for the next book on my 2022 most anticipated list. 

Friday, November 26, 2021

2022 Most Anticipated - Bee Merry

The next book on my 2022 most anticipated list is serving up a dash of holiday romance with a side of raunch. It's a holiday raunch-com that sounds INCREDIBLE. 


It is no secret that I love Julie Murphy's books and so I was thrilled to learn that she is teaming up with Sierra Simone to write Bee Merry - a new romance read that is definitely on the sexy side.


No synopsis is available on Goodreads yet, but I do have the deal announcement that first brought this book to my attention. 


Here are my top three reasons that I am excited to get my hands on this one:

1. Adult film star is cast opposite her childhood boy band crush in what is essentially a Hallmark holiday movie. It's been teased that said childhood boy band crush knows who Bee is and is a fan of her work. *wink*

2. It's the start of a series! This is the first book in what is to be a series set in the town of Christmas Notch. I am definitely fine with us getting one of these fun holiday themed romances every holiday season for the next few years.

3. This book is most likely going to offer some sugar and a lot of spice. I expect this to be cute, definitely sweet, but I am also expecting this to be really sexy. 


Bee Merry doesn't have a scheduled release date yet - but it is teased as being released in fall of 2022. This also means that it is not up for preorder just yet. You can, of course, add it to your Goodreads in the meantime so you can be updated with new information when it is available. I cannot wait to see the cover for this!

You can find out more about Julie and Sierra by following them on their respective Instagram accounts. You can also follow Julie on Twitter. They have created the cutest website with details about the series (including a great map) so I highly recommend checking it out while you (im)patiently wait for more details. 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the next book on my 2022 most anticipated list. Do you love holiday themed romance reads as much as I do? Let me know in the comments

Thursday, November 25, 2021

2022 Most Anticipated - Golden Boys

Another day, another book I am anticipating. This one features a group of friends embarking on summer adventures. These adventures are taking them in separate directions and features some travel elements to the story - queue the wanderlust. 


My next novel selection is Golden Boys by Phil Stamper. 


The Goodreads synopsis makes this feel like a perfect read for those who loved The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and also like a perfect read to chase away the winter blues.
National bestselling author Phil Stamper crafts the perfect summer friendship story, starring four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams.

Gabriel, Reese, Sal, and Heath are best friends, bonded in their small rural town by their queerness, their good grades, and their big dreams. They are about to embark on the summer before senior year of high school, where each is going on a new, big adventure. Reese is attending a design school in Paris. Gabriel is going to Boston to volunteer with a environmental nonprofit. Sal is interning on Capitol Hill for a U.S. Senator. And Heath is stuck going to Daytona Beach to help out at his aunt’s beachfront arcade.

What will this summer of new experiences and world-expanding travel mean for each of them—and for their friendship? 
I love that each of them is embarking on an adventure on their own. I expect each of the boys will grow separately and that will reflect in their friendship and how they interact. It's going to be a great coming of age story through the lens of growing with your friends.

Phil has kindly taken the time to answer a few questions for this post

1 What gif do you feel best represents Golden Boys?


Though the title actually has nothing to do with Golden Girls, this group hug GIF of four best friends (with very different personalities!) is a perfect fit.



2 Your book is set during the summer. If someone designed a signature ice cream for your book what might be included?

What a fun question! I have a feeling each of the four main characters in Golden Boys would have their own ice cream preference. So for that reason, I think it would be vanilla ice cream with a mix of contrasting salty and sweet ingredients: caramel, pretzels, M&Ms, and potato chips. 3 What is one song that made your playlist while writing this book? I'm usually not someone who writes to music with lyrics, but I did find myself going back to the same songs for certain characters. Of the four characters, Heath is the one who fits in most in their rural Ohio town, plus he's calm and stable and seems to be the rock of this friend group, so I kept coming back to the song "Classic" by Cam. 4 What 2022 release are you most anticipating? Oh, so many! The ones that first come to mind are The Honeys by Ryan La Sala, Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters, and If You Change Your Mind by Robby Weber. So many great queer YA books are coming out next year—I can't wait!



That ice cream sounds amazing! I love a mix of salty and sweet. I also love the gif choice. It highlights that the friendship is going to take the main focus. 

Golden Boys releases February 8, 2022. It's a perfect release date as this feels like a book that will remind you of summer and help beat those winter blahs. The book is available to preorder from your favourite retailer.

You can find out more about Phil and his books by following him on Twitter2.  You can also visit his website. You can find out more about his books on the publisher website.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to for the next book on my 2022 most anticipated list. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

2022 Most Anticipated Event - Where The Night Has Teeth

The next book on my 2022 most anticipated list is inspired by one of my favourite movies from the 80s. It caught my eye because not only does it involved vampires but it is also being teased as a gender swapped take on the story.

The move it is inspired by is The Lost Boys and the book is Where The Night Has Teeth by Suzanne Young. My excitement for this one is definitely early as it only has a few details released.


There is not a synopsis up on Goodreads yet, but I do have the deal announcement that first brought this book to my attention. 


Here are my top three reasons that I am excited to get my hands on this one:

1. Vampires are back! We've had an influx of novels featuring vampires and I am entirely here for it. I cannot wait to read this take on the creatures of the night.

2. The gender swapped take on a story I already love. I cannot wait to meet this group of alluring and dangerous female vampires. 

3. Have I mentioned this is inspired by one of my favourite 80s movies? Enough said.


Where The Night Has Teeth is scheduled to release in the fall season of  2022 which means that it is not currently up for preorder at this time. My excitement for this one is definitely on the early side. You can add the book to your Goodreads in the meantime and be on the look out for more information to be released.

You can find out more about Suzanne by following her on Twitter, and by visiting her her website. You can also find out more about her books on the publisher website.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the next book on my 2022 most anticipated list. Are you excited that vampires have made a comeback? Let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

2022 Most Anticipated Event - Birds of California

The next book on my 2022 most anticipated list is the first of a couple that are set in Hollywood. This one involves former co-stars, dive bars, and nights at the beach.

I have loved all the other books this author has written and cannot wait to see what she does with this delicious sounding read. My next pick is Birds of California by Katie Cotugno.


The Goodreads synopsis combined with the Hollywood setting definitely sold me on this one immediately.
Sparks fly and things get real in this sharply sexy and whip-smart romantic comedy set against the backdrop of a post #metoo Hollywood from New York Times bestselling author Katie Cotugno--page-turning escapist fun in the spirit of Beach Read, The Kiss Quotient, and Red, White and Royal Blue.

Former child actor Fiona St. James dropped out of the spotlight after a spectacularly public crash and burn. The tabloids called her crazy and self-destructive and said she'd lost her mind. Now in her late twenties, Fiona believes her humiliating past is firmly behind her. She's finally regained a modicum of privacy, and she won't let anything--or anyone--mess it up.

Unlike Fiona, Sam Fox, who played her older brother on the popular television show Birds of California, loves the perks that come with being a successful Hollywood actor: fame, women, parties, money. When his current show gets cancelled and his agent starts to avoid his calls, the desperate actor enthusiastically signs on for a Birds of California revival. But to make it happen, he needs Fiona St. James.

Against her better judgment, Fiona agrees to have lunch with Sam. What happens next takes them both by surprise. Sam is enthralled by Fiona's take-no-prisoners attitude, and Fiona discovers a lovable goofball behind Sam's close-up-ready face. Long drives to the beach, late nights at dive bars . . . theirs is the kind of kitschy romance Hollywood sells. But just like in the rom-coms Fiona despises, there's a twist that threatens her new love. Sam doesn't know the full story behind her breakdown. What happens when she reveals the truth?
Here are the top three reasons I cannot wait to read this book:

1. This states that it takes place in a post #MeToo Hollywood. We are just starting to get books told through this lens and I am particularly curious as to how Katie Cotugno will tell this specific story.

2. The fact that Katie Cotugno wrote this. Her characters are always so complex and real. They are flawed and that makes them feel all the more real. The romances that she writes are also pretty incredible.

3. The history between the main characters. They were on a hit television show together so there is going to be that full backstory to pull from. I expect it will only add to the chemistry between them.


Birds of California releases June 14, 2022 which seems to fit this book really well. The synopsis reminds me of summer (that might just be California though) and falling in love in the summer in particular.

You can find out more about Katie by following her on Twitter, and by visiting her her website. You can also find out more about her books on the publisher website.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the next book on my 2022 most anticipated list. Do you love Hollywood set books as much as I do? Let me know in the comments.

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