Vespers by Liv Rancourt and Irene Preston: Vespers is an intriguing take on vampire stories. I loved Thaddeus, a religious demon-hunting vampire, and Sarasija, hired to be his assistant for the year without knowing what that really means. The New Orleans gothic setting is gorgeous. There's action, suspense, and a group of monks I find a bit suspicious. We also have a bit of tension between Thad with his Catholic faith and Sara who isn't Catholic and sees things through a different lens. Bonfire is a holiday novella that gives us a bit more of Thad and Sara. I enjoyed it immensely too, and I'm excited for more in this series.
Do You Want to Start a Scandal? by Tessa Dare: I so enjoy Tessa Dare's historical romances, and this one was lovely. Witty, sexy, and delightful. A light, fun historical read with a hint of both James Bond and Clue to it.
Resistance by Amy Rae Durresson: I have had this book on my Kindle since it came out, and I don't know why it took me so long to read it. I loved Reawakening, the first book in this fantasy series (with dragons!), and I loved Resistance too. This is a really wonderful world. I can't wait for more of it.
Daring Fate by Megan Erickson: Megan Erickson is another author whose books I always enjoy. Daring Fate is her first paranormal romance, and it was so good. It has werewolves and zombie werewolves and really interesting worlbuilding and characters I loved. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
Ash and Echoes by August Li: Here's another book that I've had on my Kindle for way too long without reading. This is the first book in a fantasy series with excellent worldbuilding and an intriguing plot. I'll be picking up the rest of the series soon since this one ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and I need to know what happens.
Lessons for Suspicious Minds by Charlie Cochrane: The Cambridge Fellows is one of my favorite mystery series. They're enjoyable historical cozy mysteries with wonderful characters that I'm always happy to visit over and over again.
A Christmas Hex by Jordan L. Hawk: I think I love anything Jordan L. Hawk writes. This short story takes place in her historical paranormal Hexworld series, though you don't have to have read the others to understand this one. I found the characters lovely, and my only complaint is that I want more of them!
A Family for Christmas by Jay Northcote: This is the only contemporary romance I read in November, and it was a nice start to my holiday reading. A sweet, sexy, light read about two adorable, awkward characters, a fun family, and some cute animals at Christmas.
As you can see, I started my holiday reading at the end of November. Most of the books I read in December will be holiday romances. There's just something about them and the warm, giddy, happy feeling they provoke. I'll do a separate post with some of my favorites soon.
What have you been reading? What's next up on your to be read?