December was a flurry of books, reviews, blogger awards and even an author interview here at AWRW blog.
And what a better way to enjoy the winter, than stay inside with a good book! Because after all, reading is snow much fun! 😉
Here is my monthly recap of December happenings at AWRW Blog:
December started off with a book tour hosted by Fire & Ice, featuring a dark Christmas fantasy, The Krengel & The Krampusz, by M.C. Norris. After reading this novel, you might not look at Christmas the same way ever again! This was a perfect read for the Holiday season.
Next, I read and reviewed Amullette Aflame, Princess X, (Book III), by Rasheedah Prioleau.
I loved this story. It is a perfect blend of dystopian fantasy and romance, with a heck of a cliffhanger! This novel also has me intrigued about the other books in the Princess X series.
Then, I reviewed the psychological suspense Mazie Baby, by Julie Frayn. Mazie Baby sheds much needed light on domestic violence and battered women’s syndrome. It is a compelling, poignant story about a battered woman’s attempt to save herself, and her teenage daughter.
I later had the pleasure of interviewing the author of Mazie Baby, Julie Frayn! We talked about her novels, which included all the behind the scenes work that goes on behind writing, (i.e. research, etc.), advice for writers who get the dreaded writer’s block, and her upcoming book releases! My interview with Julie can be found here.
December was the month for festive reads, and that included the chick lit novel, I’ll Take New York, by Miranda Dickinson, which is about a woman who is ready for a new life, new outlook, and new acquaintances! She gets all this and more, set in the charming setting of New York City!
My next read and review was on another festive treat, Coming Home For Christmas, by Julia Williams. Coming Home For Christmas is a chick lit about three women with very real struggles, who could all use a Christmas miracle!
Also, I read and reviewed Get Your Motor Running, by Paige Madison, an erotica guaranteed to melt the snow off your roofs! No telescoping snow broom needed! This hot little novella utilizes Google street view, so the reader can virtually visit the places our curvy girl Amanda visits! How cool is that?!
Then, there was the M/M romance Charles and Edward, Part II, The Reconciliation, by Beau Garcon De La Nuit, which I read and reviewed.
The Reconciliation is second to Charles and Edward, and is written as a series of emails between the two lovers. I wouldn’t recommend reading these novels out of order, because you will be utterly confused! I do believe there will be a part three! At this time, The Reconciliation isn’t for sale.
My last book review for the month of December was on the paranormal, women’s fiction Shadows of Serenity, by Marsha A. Moore.
Not only did I love this story, but I learned some beginners yoga vocabulary! You see, Shadows Of Serenity takes place in the serene setting of a yoga studio, with a very dark past!
As most of you know, I’ve created a book meme, and I’m super excited to see it taking off and featured on meme directory sites! My AWRW Way Back Wednesday posts for the month can be found by clicking on the book covers below. 🙂
Last but not least, I received several blogger awards! Namely, The Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award, The Addictive Blog Award, and The Jolly Blogger Award! Thanks to those who have nominated me!
Clearly, December was a busy month for AWRW Blog. In addition, I would like to thank the Authors and publishing houses who are kind enough to provide me with the above books to read and review. It’s like Christmas, every day! 🙂
Thanks for following A Well Read Woman Blog!
***Reviews, interview, and awards can be found by clicking on the appropriate highlighted text.***