Super Excited To Catch Up On My Ilona Andrews
Those of you who caught my reviews of the original Hidden Legacy trilogy (Burn For Me followed by White Hot and then Wildfire), know full well how much I adore the dynamic duo that is Ilona Andrews. So it may surprise you to learn I’m extremely far behind in my reading on their novels. Consequently, on my Autumn reading list you will find several Ilona Andrews novels I need to devour, starting with getting up-to-date on the Hidden Legacy series.
Since I read the original trilogy, the series has been extended with several more books, starting with Diamond Fire, which came out in 2018. Although this is a novella and not a full novel, it’s the next in the reading order for Hidden Legacy following Wildfire, so I’ll be reading it first.
Following the release of Diamond Fire, the next full novel in the series, Sapphire Flames, was released in 2019. Emerald Blaze came next in 2020, and most recently, Ruby Fever was released last month.
Which gives me plenty of hot stuff to read as the weather cools off.
And if you’re wondering, yes, this series is that hot. I love good smut. Emphasis on good. I’ve zero interest in run-of-the-mill romance novels. Even if I’m looking for something really smutty, I still need a plot. Well-rounded characters. An epic and well-crafted world. Most romance novels completely fail to deliver any of these things. Fortunately, this series ticks every box and then some.
No TBR Is Complete Without A Little (Un)Death
I love zombies. I love books. This is a list of books to read in Autumn; I couldn’t resist adding a zombie series to it. David Moody’s Autumn series has been on my wishlist for an age, but I finally cracked and bought the first one because September had me feeling all autumnal. Book one, also named Autumn, is the perfect read for this time of year.
I’m intrigued by the premise of this book, which as with many post-apocalyptic reads, follows a small band of survivors. The difference is that in this world, 99% of the world’s population is wiped out in a single day by a disease. The dead, naturally, do not stay dead but reanimate and slowly regain their faculties. This means that while the zombies (which I’m led to believe are never actually called zombies) are initially mindless, shambling corpses, they gradually become more formidable.
Christmas Is Coming And I Love The Nutcracker
I actually bought this one last year, but what with the fella mothering me to move in with him and me staying at his house from November to see if that was a good idea, I never got around to it. I love The Nutcracker, and M.A. Kuzinar’s Midnight In Everwood is a retelling of that classic tale. The book itself is beautiful. I’d already decided to buy it for the cover and the title (which has serious magical vibes to it) before I read the blurb and realised what it was based on.
I can’t wait to dig this one out of the boxes and actually read it!
Speaking of digging things out, I’m super excited to be moving into a posh new office at the start of October. I did hire a little office pod when I went back to working for myself, which is basically a storage unit that’s had doors and electricity added to it. It was great during the winter and spring, but as soon as the weather started warming up, it was impossible to actually work in there.
So, I’ve been working on the sofa for months.
1st of October I’ll be moving into a new office with a nice downstairs room I’m using as my writing space, and a huge upstairs room I’m turning into a creative space for all my books and filming. My sofa, bookcases, books, and all that good stuff got packed away when I moved, and it’s all coming out. This means I get to organise all my books in pretty orders and finally have somewhere for my Funko Pops! and Kreeptures!