Bout of Books 20 Recap: Day one

Posted August 22, 2017 by Minx

Bout of Books 20The challenge of day one was to introduce yourself on either “Twitter or Instagram using six words, no more, no less.”

I went with Twitter because lets be real, it is easier. My #insixwords was “Sassy, Friendly, Book Reviewer, Book Lover.” Later that night I participated in @BoutofBooks tweet chat, that was an experience. Anyone following me on twitter was probably like “WTF” with all the tweets flying that had no reference point, lol, oh well. It was different. Like speed tweeting for book lovers. I did find out about a site called “Listy.” I am told it is like Instagram but for book lovers. That definitely sounds like something I need to check out asap.

Now I do have a list of books that I plan to read this week and most of them are primarily ARC’s so there won’t be any reviews…yet. I usually post reviews on books that are up and coming one week before their publishing date. This week though I am going to try and squeeze in some books that I own and have been waiting to read.

Here is a short and dirty list of the books I plan to read for this week:

Dark Fire by Christine Feehan

Sweet Reality by Laura Heffernan

Sweet Sacrifice by L.D. Rose

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

The Longing and the Lack by C.M. Spivey

Death’s’ Mistress by Terry GoodKind

  • Total pages to be read: 2,627
  • The books highlighted in blue are advanced reading copies so you can expect a review to be coming on those soon.

Progress on day 1 of the challenge:

Dark Fire by Christine Feehan, 390 pages

Sweet Reality by Laura Heffernan, 236 pages

Sweet Sacrifice by L.D. Rose, 152 pages

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas, 336 pages

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust, 372 pages

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, 384 pages

The Longing and the Lack by C.M. Spivey, 245 pages

Death’s’ Mistress by Terry GoodKind, 512 pages


Total Pages: 626/2,627

Mini- Review for Dark Fire:

Dark Fire by Christine FeehanI have been wanting to continue with reading the Dark Series for a while now and this time it was the story of Darius. I am usually fine with Alpha Males as characters but Darius’s character was a bit more “Alpha Male” than I found enjoyable at the start, more like commanding, overbearing, cave dweller. I grew accustomed to his way though because honestly his character had no one else to ever speak into his life and show him any other way to be. His entire family did whatever he said and he was unaccustomed to anyone having a will of their own. Luckily, his character did evolve a little over the course of this story.

Tempest was a scared little rabbit when it came to relationships of any sort. I found it a little humorous as well as a little annoying how conflicted she would become over those trying to form relationships with her, be it friend or other. Together her and Darius had to overcome their own obstacles and find a common ground, all while staying one step ahead of the radical organization that has been hunting Darius’s family from a previous book.

I liked this story and even more I liked how the issue with the humans hunting them was resolved. I want to continue with this series 1) because I am a fan of Christine Feehan’s work and 2) because I am curious to see if another couple from this story can work out their differences for a happily ever after of their own. Overall, this story is filled with sexy times, brutality, romance and It was a good read.

Looking at those numbers makes me a wee bit freaked out, I am not going to lie! Hopefully the stars align and I can meet my goals. So with that said, I need to start reading! Thanks for following along!


Love Always,


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4 responses to “Bout of Books 20 Recap: Day one

    • Thank you so much for the encouragement. I don’t know if I am going to be able to finish the book I wanted to read today but I did make some head way with Death’s Mistress. 😀