Benny's Carnival by Lissa Kasey: I was excited to stumble upon this novella that continues the paranormal Hidden Gem trilogy. It revisits favorite characters and reveals more about the world that has me intrigued. I really hope there's more coming soon. (This won't stand alone well, so start at the beginning with Hidden Gem.)
Coach's Challenge by Avon Gale: I devoured this latest book in the Scoring Chances series. It ranks up there with my favorites in the series, and I can't wait for more. It's part of a series, but it does stand alone, so you can jump in here for all sorts of hockey romance goodness.
The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian: I adored this book. By the end I wanted to cuddle Courtenay and Julian and all the kittens too. It's the last book in a trilogy, but it can standalone. That said, the trilogy is excellent (this and the second are my favorites), so go read them all.
Warlock in Training by TJ Nichols: This was an intriguing beginning to an urban fantasy series with demons and magic and parallel worlds. I don't believe there's any more out yet, but I'm hoping we'll see another book soon because I want to know what happens next.
Antisocial by Heidi Cullinan: Antisocial is sweet and romantic and sensual, despite having almost no content that most people would term explicit sex. It has on-page asexual rep in the character of Skylar, who I just adored. It left me smiling so much.
Pansies by Alexis Hall: Pansies was lovely, which doesn't surprise me at all with this author's work. I've had it on my Kindle since it came out and just never read it until July. It was nominated for a RITA (very much deserved), and it seemed a good time to finally read. I have no idea why I waited so long.
Forged by Desire and Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster: I've had these paperbacks for a while and finally decided to dive in to these two. Be aware, they are the last two books in the series. I started here (oops) and figured out what was going on, but starting at the beginning might help everything make sense. It's an interesting steampunk world, a bit dark, with a twist on vampires.
I also listened to a couple of audiobooks on the road trip to Orlando for RWA. My mom came with me, so we picked some audiobooks that we both would enjoy (all romance and all books we'd already read) by favorite authors:
Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas: I love this book. So much. It is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, historical romances. The audiobook was excellent, and I was happy to revisit Evie and Sebastian (with the new perspective of audio).
Love in the Afternoon: Another Lisa Kleypas! This is from the Hathaways series and is excellent as well. I now have to go back and reread the entire Hathaways series, and the entire Wallflowers series too.
Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts: Listening to Savor the Moment reminded me how much I loved the Brides Quartet. I'm going to have to reread these soon as well!
What have you been reading lately?