Fiction Vixen November Recommendations

Fiction Vixen Reviewer Recs

Every month I post my Reading Roundup and Catherine posts her monthly recommendations. The rest of the reviewers at Fiction Vixen are going to be posting their recs as well. For now, they’ll all be in one post. This may change in the future but I’m not sure. I decided to add my monthly recs in the post as well but I’ll still be posting my monthly roundups. And don’t worry, you’ll still be getting Catherine’s recommendations as well so keep an eye out for that. Here we go:

Amy:

Deliciously Sinful by Lilli Feisty – Ms. Feisty knows how to serve up some delectable and memorable men and she did not disappoint in her latest release. I will never think of strawberries without thinking of sexy musician, Mark St. Crow from Bound To Please. Now, I will never be able to eat an orange or drink tequila without thinking of her exasperating sexy Brit, Nick Avalon in Deliciously Sinful. If you are a Feisty fan like I am, this one will tempt your taste buds and satisfy your need for an overdue “Feisty Fix”!

No Strings by Aline Hunter aka J.A. Saare – Give me a dirty talking hero, a strong heroine, a meaty storyline and I’m sold! No Strings is a very hot, emotional read that definitely leaves you wanting more from this engaging couple. We get a quick glimpse of Zeke and Diane, both strong yet emotionally flawed characters, and how they take the first step to embracing life after tragedy. I look forward to revisiting their lives in a full length novel next year!

Head Rush by Carolyn Crane – The final long awaited novel of the Disillusionists Trilogy. Carolyn Crane is the author that introduced me to a love of of Urban Fantasy with her hypochondriac Justine Jones and sexy “kebab” Sterling Packard. Ms. Crane does not disappoint in the conclusion of their adventure packed story and provides a memorable ending in an “Ode to Gumby” style only Crane can provide! This trilogy is a must read for any Urban Fantasy lover! Review to come.

 

Jen:

Baby’s It’s Cold Outside by Addison Fox – Fun, cute contemporary romance. The characters have just enough quirks to keep you interested and the romance is hot! Grade- A- Review at Fiction Vixen

Judgment in Death (In Death #11) by J.D. Robb – I am listening to this series in order so the books can get kind of stale and monotonous. This one really stood out for me though. Roarke is over the top fierce in this installment. I loved him. Grade- A-

Dead by Nightfall (Griffin Powell #13) by Beverly Barton- An excellent book in this series. This one was all about Nic and Griffin and the past they finally have to deal with. It also draws in most of the characters from previous books. Full review to come. Grade- A-

Fate’s Edge (The Edge #3) by Ilona Andrews – LOVED this book. Love this couple and their writing style. I am not sure they can do wrong in my eyes. Funny yet totally suck you in plot. And another great set of characters. Full review to come. Grade- A. Review at Fiction Vixen

Hunter of Shadow by Nancy Gideon – While this book is about two different lead characters it is really the fifth book in the Moonlight series.  Max and Charlotte play a major part which I really liked.  I am not sure if that was the purpose though?  Full review to come.  Grade- B

 

Samantha:

Extreme Exposure and Hard Evidence by Pamela Clare (I-Team Series #1 & #2): Oh wow! Finally getting around to this series – they’ve been out for years. We’re given smart and strong heroines, devastatingly sexy heroes, awesome interesting plots, and off-the charts sex. WIN!

Cop Out by K.C. Burn (m/m): The friends to lovers trope but with a bit of twist. Author does a great job with the slow build of a friendship where we really get to know the characters.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson: A fascinating read about an incredibly complex, difficult, and brilliant man who absolutely loved and believed in what he was doing every day.

 

Sophia

Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt Oh a rotten river pirate brought to his knees by love. *swoon* I adore this series and I loved Silence and “Charming” Mickey’s story. So far I’ve loved every book in the series and I KNEW who the Ghost of St. Giles was. I KNEW it!! I can’t wait until the next book.

Once Upon a Winter’s Eve by Tessa Dare This is my first Tessa Dare read. Catherine reviewed the first book in this series, A Night To Surrender here at Fiction Vixen and I’ve been dying to read it ever since. I gobbled up this novella in the mean time. Review to come.

Head Rush by Carolyn Crane Like Amy, I’m sad to see this trilogy wrapped up but very satisfied in how it wrapped up. This series was so fresh and interesting. I want more! Review to come.

Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep This is a really good YA series with an edge. I like Jennifer Estep’s heroines and Gwen Frost is no exception. This book was even better than the last with lots of action and romantic tension. Fiction Vixen review.

 

What did you read in November that you can recommend?

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      • says

        It just depends on if you like multiple POV’s and first person. Most of the complaints I read have been because of one or the other. But I thought it worked out well!

    • says

      What did you love about it Diayll? There were some definite strong points, but in some ways there were just too many interesting things, so that I felt like I couldn’t get enough of any of them. Don’t know if that makes sense …?

    • says

      I listened to the audio book and will be reading the book in the next few days. If you like audio books this one is good once you get used to the narrator’s style.

  1. Lexi says

    As always I love the montly recommendations!
    Amy I CANT wait to read Head Rush! I will be checking out your review to see what you thought of it =)
    Jen I think I should check out The Edge series, I love the Kate Daniels series and how well they are written so I think I would like this one too.
    Sophia I have Scandalous Desires just sitting there waiting for me to finish my current read and get to it. Glad to hear you loved it!

  2. says

    Great recs, ladies! I actually read “Deliciously Sinful” last week & I am sorry to say that I was less than impressed. I’m looking forward to reading “Fate’s Edge” (after I get around to reading “Bayou Moon”, that is) & now I’ve found a few more books to add to my burgeoning TBR shelf. THANKS!

      • says

        I think I need to stay away from books with Chef protagonists in the future. This is the 2nd book I’ve read this month featuring them that turned out to be a bust for me.

        Oh, & I forgot to list my own recommendation(s). “Delicate Freakn’ Flower” by Eve Langlais & “Three Sinful Wishes” by R. G. Alexander. Both include very steamy menages & sexy, to-die-for heroes. And neither were PWP. Oh happy day.

    • says

      What can I say. I’m a sucker for a good sex scene with memorable food and in this case drink! (tequila) Granted Nick was NO Mark St. Crow, but he’s a Brit and like Sophia, we swoon over the Brits. (aka Mr.FictionVixen) ;)

  3. says

    I finished Extreme Exposure last night and like Samantha, I’m a Pamela Clare junkie now too! I-Team Series 4thewin!

  4. LSUReader says

    I liked Scandalous Desires, but didn’t love it. I was too bothered by my distaste for the way Silence abandoned the Home. Really? Abandoning abandoned kids? Now Mickey was great! Like you, I guessed who the Ghost was, and I’m looking forward to the next one.

    And I am chomping at the bit for Head Rush.

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