There’s an A to Z blog challenge going on and though they’re not up to M yet, I will say while M stands for May, it does not stand for mediocrity. The books I read last month either ended up in my DNF file or won my wholehearted praise. There were no middle-of the-roaders. The five books I finished reading all rate five stars (and above). Also of interest, three of this month’s selections were part of a series.
Since, I began writing the Breeder sci-fi romance series, I’ve been reading more science fiction and developing a renewed appreciation for the genre. There are some thought-provoking, compelling story lines that transcend the genre. If you haven’t read a good sci-fi lately, I urge you to give it a try.
Without further adieu, here are my recommended books for June (that I read in May). Clicking on the links will take you to the book’s Amazon listing.
Divergent (Divergent series) YA sci-fi by Veronica Roth – To build a utopia, society has split into factions around the values of honesty, selflessness, courage, knowledge and friendship. But what results is a dystopia. At the 16 years of age, Beatrice is tested, and must choose her faction. Does she make the right choice? What happens when authorities find out that she is divergent (deviant)? Awesome, awesome book. Don’t let the YA part scare you away.
Bondmate (Planet Alpha) sci-fi romance, m/f/m menage by J.J. Lore – Two bonded alpha warriors go to earth seeking a mate to share. Author J.J. Lore had me at the concept! A fun, light read. What I especially liked was that the males heroes were dominant without being dominating. A nice touch.
The Firefighter’s Girl. domestic discipline by Natasha Knight – Does anybody remember the nonfiction self-help book, Women Who Love Too Much–about women who pick the wrong men? Perhaps all they really needed was a spanking. In the Fireflighter’s Girl, a woman is taken in hand by a man from her past to improve her decision-making and choice of men.
Programmed to Protect, (Tau Cetus) science fiction romance, by Jenna Ives – A police agent takes down the bad guy with a little help from a sexbot. Great read. Just as good as Programmed to Please, which I also loved.
Bride Too Soon, spanking fiction, by Rayanna Jamison – Watch the sparks fly when best friends become sister wives in a polygamous marriage. Think of this as spanking chick-lit–not a romance, but a friendship story with spanking.