How do you find books & Julia Swoons is a Book Whore

I feel like everytime I finish a book series and go through the inevitable book hangover I have trouble figuring out what to read next. I always have a huuuuge list of book in my Kindle library and TBR list but I always think in my head, ‘God, nothing is EVER going to be that good.” Then I inevitably find another AMAZING book. There are just some really awesome ones out there. It’s made me question myself… Am I a book whore? OR am I just really good at finding good books?!

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When I am looking for the next AMAZING book to read I feel like I need to go to my favorite Facebook groups and make a post so I can get the scoop on the current HOTTEST books out there. As you have probably can tell I am really into fast burns. I do have quite a few medium burns I love but most of the time I’m like ‘HEY! LET’S GET TO THE BUSINESS!’ It’s why I had to get out of the YA book game. I would read and read these amazing books but still feel like well that was good and all but I really wanted more love. I want books to be 90% swoon and 10% story/action. Books like Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent, Premontion series, etc are AMAZING books. Seriously, I love these freaking books but I always felt they were tame. There were plenty of parts where I’m creepily giggling at my desk at work and biting my lip like I’m the adorable MC but I still felt like I couldn’t deal with all the fade to black scenes. Thus moving onto romance and eventually reverse harem because what is not to love about a TON of guys. Srsly. 

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But back to the posibility of me being a book whore. I love a lot of the books I find. Like really love them. Some are okay and I’m fine with dropping off and not reading more of the series but most I fall desperately in love with. I honestly think I have been really good at finding some really amazing authors. This has a lot to do with my Facebook group stalkdom (new word) and befriending a lot of the authors in the genre. It’s probably my favorite part. I get to be all fangirly and feel like I’m actually part of something great. It’s amazing to talk to someone who wrote something truly remarkable that you love to pieces. 

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Sooooooo the question is how do you all find your favorite books? Do you scour Goodreads? Do you question Facebook groups? Do you go with Amazon recs? Let me know! 

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Keep swooning dolls ❤

Always,

Julia

Five Fathers is sinfully delicious

I have found a deliciously sinful dark romance that isn’t paranormal, and I loved it. Most dark romances deal with angels, demons, etc. but this book is more contemporary. 5 Fathers by Kate Morgan is super sexy with one of the sexiest covers I have seen. You have to read this, if you are not into real dark romance with some BDSM then you may wanna click away. Are you still here? Okay, let’s get into it.

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Natalia was doing her usual. Partying, getting drunk, getting high, and having sex with her father’s enemy. Typical bad girl shit. Everything was going wonderfully until her father dropped in and shot him in the head. While he was still inside her… Yeah. Pretty fucked up. Natalia just leaves seeking out help from what everyone else seems to turn to when their life turns to shit. Religion. She walks into the church soaking wet from the rain in her too short dress with blood dotting her entire body. She’s decided to escape her life and become a nun. From one extreme to the next I suppose. What she doesn’t expect is to find the sexiest priest to step on this Earth. Everything about him is sexy as fuck and Natalia is already thinking sinful thoughts, not a great start for her life as a nun…

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Natalia is clearly in need of help so being the helpful priest he is Hawke invites her back to help her get dry and warm. Natalia is introduced to the five other priests at this church Colt, Mace, Arsen, and Weston who are also unbelievably sexy. What the fuck kind of church is this? How did all these sexy assed priests end up in the same place? How are they all supposed to be celibate?! As Natalia spends a small amount of time with these men it becomes very clear that they aren’t what they say they are. It’s clear from their tattoos, piercings, foul mouths, and dyed hair that they are not men of the cloth. But if they aren’t what they say they are, who are they? What does this mean for Natalia, has she landed herself in more trouble than she was in with her father?

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I really enjoyed this book and wish that I could keep reading more about Natalia and these guy’s lives. Sadly, there is just this book at this time and I haven’t seen anything about a second although it ends with the promise of more story to come! These guys are super hot and there are some very very very steamy scenes. Like completely dark and sexy scenes. With some punishments and some sex toys. I’ve never been one to really read BDSM books with a lot of violent sex play but this book was pretty hot. I didn’t feel swoony in love with the guys, more like omg this is a book full of assholes. I love assholes. Gahhh! If you are looking for something a little different than your typical romance then I would suggest this. It has some good twists and turns and an interesting end to the story. You may not swoon but trust me, it’ll get you hot 😉

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Trying Reverse Harem for FREE… PLUS a couple giveaways!!

Good morning everyone! I know that jumping into a new genre can be hard, especially when it means spending your hard earned cash on something you may or may not like. Well since I LOVE the Reverse Harem genre so much I wanted to share some books that are FREE right now! Snatch these babies up while they are still FREE as I know some will not be for long!! PLUS, I have decided to throw a couple of GIVEAWAYS on here for books that aren’t free but I think are awesome and I want to spread the love! 😊❤

Click the title of the book to check it out on Amazon (some links go to websites other than Amazon)! ALSO — don’t forget to leave reviews when you finish a book… it’s the decent thing to do 😉 😁

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This is a favorite of mine. This book is so freaking good — see my review for it here!

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I also love this one! Again, my review… it’s right here! 😊

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This is a collaborative book by a bunch of AMAZING authors! I haven’t read all of this yet, I save it for a good go to when I’m going through a book hump *snort* and I need a really good sexy scene. PLUS it has added A LOT of books to my TBR list (because it’s obviously lacking….) 

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ALSO — since I want everyone to try this amazing genre and as these books aren’t free I wanted to set up a giveaway! 😁 

Enter HERE to win a copy of Perfect by Adell Ryan

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See my review for this amazing book here! 

Enter HERE to win a copy of Winter Princess by Skye MacKinnon

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See my review for this amazing book here!

Finding my sexy Hell Hounds in Restless Spirit

There is something about dark romance books that is just so… Swoon. Gahhhh I haven’t read a huge amount but I feel like I’m about to dive into more. My recent experience in the realm of dark romance is of course reverse harem. Restless Spirit by Briana Michaels is the first book in the Hell Hounds Harem series and I am fucking obsessed. I just finished the books and after reading the last line I said “ohhhhh fuuuuck” then furiously started downloading book two. Let’s. Get. Into. It. 
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Everly is a ghost trapped in the human world where no one can see or hear her. She spends all her time moving from town to town searching for who knows what and overall living a sad and lonely existence. The only company she has is the malanum. These terrifying creatures are dead, but not the same kinda dead Everly is, these are spirits that turned dark and they really want to do the same to her. She spends all her time constantly on the lookout for these dark spirits. In constant fear that they will catch her and turn her into one of them. She also has the fear that the longer she spends as a ghost that she will turn into a malanum organically. 
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She was killed 5 years ago in New Orleans and of course it was Halloween. The sucky thing about being a ghost is that what you die in is what you are stuck in. Sadly, Everly died on Halloween so she is stuck in her Voodoo Priestess costume which was cool and first but she is seriously getting tired of the skeleton makeup, corset, tophat, and cane that she is stuck carrying around. Sure she looks like a badass but what’s the point if she can’t be seen. This night though is Halloween so she might as well live it up in her costume and head out to dance at one of the bars in town. Not a whole lot else to do if you are a ghost, right? 
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Dancing at the Black Abbey club is going as every other night has gone in her lonely ghost existence, she is dancing like no one is watching because no one really is watching. Until someone might be. Much to her suprise and disbelief there is a very attractive man and he seems to see her. She knows he has to see her when he waves her over. Maybe Everly’s lonely existence isn’t going to be so lonely anymore? Especially since Jack can touch her. Going 5 years as a ghost without being touched, then all of a sudden this hot assed guy can not only see but touch her? Well let’s just say that A LOT of touching commences… A lot.  
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Jack and Everly run into some issues with the malanum which inconveniently interrupts round 2 of their sexy time. Ugh. Jack explains that he is a Hell Hound and his job is to force the malanum back into Hell. Obviously this is a very tempting job to Everly as it means she won’t be alone anymore and she can kill some of the horrid creatures that have been chasing her for five long years. A trip to Hell and help from the devil and she is a Hell Hound. Plus she is finally whole which means no more Halloween costume. Shit is finally going well. Jack is head over heels for her and he is taking her to meet his pack. The reception she receives isn’t exactly what she was expecting. Jack’s pack’s farmhouse feels a lot like home and all the guys seem to already know her, including Jack. She is greeted by a sexy swoonworthy kiss from one of the guys, Tanner. Kalen, Eli, and Tanner are calling her Sara and seem to know everything about her, except what happened to her five years ago. What the fuck is happening? Is this all a trick? Should she trust these people that work for the devil? Is she truly this Sara person? 
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I love love loved this book. I did not want to stop reading it and this last week at work was a struggle because I stayed up ways to late reading and therefore need a lot of coffee to get through the work day. When I started the book I was a little leery because it seemed A LOT like the books by Kristy Cunning, the first being Four Psychos (see my review here). We have a ghost who doesn’t know her name, finds out she has a pseudo relationship with the devil, finds men that she has had a past life with that she doesn’t remember, and the guys have reapersish jobs. There are a lot of similarities at the beginning but once the book starts going the similarities disappear. These books really are nothing alike in terms of story development, character personalities, etc. The guys are HOT HOT HOT. Like I love dark guys with dark souls. There is just something soooo freaking sexy about bad boys and these boys are all bad. Sexy bad. 
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Sara (aka Everly) is such a badass. I love her a lot. She doesn’t just fall head over heels for these guys because she is finally seen. Sure she feels the attraction but she is very skeptical of them and their stories at first. But as the story progresses and she begins to remember her old like and slowly fall in love and trust these guys again. Whew. It is swoony. Plus the guys are all so dark, sexy, and amazing. I love it. I, of course, am immediately obsessed with Kalen who appears to be the aloof asshole but turns out to be her amazing, protective wolf. Really I love them all. I’m terrified for the story to end because I don’t want to lose these characters and this is only the first book… Oh lord. Well come on, I have to have sold you on this by now. Swoon with me! ❤

Swooning over Mia’s Men

I have stayed away from contemporary for a long time and I have no idea why. I mean I still love paranormal but my love for contemporary romance, mostly reverse harem, has grown exponentially. My recent obsession? Mia’s Men by Lucy Felthouse. Ahhhh this book is good. Let’s get into it.

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Mia’s father has finally lost the battle to cancer and Mia is crushed. She is left to their huge estate by herself and has never felt so lonely. She has pretty much been running the estate single-handedly since her father started getting ill. She was under the assumption she had a pretty good handle on his father’s wishes and his will. That is until the will is read….

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Her loving father has determined that Mia will receive nothing unless she gets married to a man within a year. He must be a man of status, he must take her last name so that any children they have will carry the Harrington name, and he must sign a prenuptial agreement. Think late 90s movie, The Bachelor, with Chris O’Donnell Renee Zellweger. Obviously Mia is pissed, I mean let’s be honest I’m pissed too. My inner feminist is rioting and ready to burn shit down. How on earth could her father do this to her? If she fails to do this outrageous request she loses everything. The estate, everything she has worked for, to her greedy arrogant cousin.

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Mia, having been spending all her time taking care of the estate, does not have a love life. No boyfriends, no prospects, nothing. How on earth is she supposed to find a man of social standing within a year?! Only in fiction can this work. I truly hope this doesn’t happen in real life because how can anyone expect a prosperous happy marriage to happen if there are these crazy limitations put on it. Sure she has a year whereas the movie above the character had 24 hours but still. This shit should happen organically. Lucky for Mia she is able to land some pretty amazing men. Yup, men. Take that dad!

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After the death of her father Mia’s eyes are open to the estate’s gardener. Never has she looked at him sexually, but once she starts she likes what she sees. Mia’s attraction to Thomas is super hot and adorable. He is completely aware of her situation and that he can’t fulfill the terms of her father’s will, he isn’t a man of social standing but that doesn’t stop their secret love affair. I mean the entire time I am picturing John Rowland from Desperate Housewives because… god.damn. #swoon

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Mia meets two more of her men at a charity event she attends in honor of her father. The banter between Elias, Alex, and Mia will have you giggling like a school girl. Mia is a lot more proper than I am so I am sometimes annoyed by her rocking the boat but mostly because I don’t want the love to stop. Normally I would be cheering her independence and ability to stand up for herself. It immediately becomes clear to Mia that both guys are into her and she is into both of them. She can’t figure out who she is going to pick as they are both great candidates for husband and meet her father’s stipulations. It becomes clear through their flirty banter that Elias and Alex have a bit of a thing. They like to share women. Oh goodness, yes. Sold. During this auction Elias bids on a weekend experience with extravagant car after hearing that driving such a car is on Mia’s bucket list… He of course wins and sets up a weekend for their once in a lifetime experience. Which includes Alex and an overnight stay…. Who cares about the car, ammiright?!

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After being introduced to the idea of having a harem, a la reverse harem, Mia is completely down with the idea. Um duh. She goes from single to ready to mingle. Snort. I know, that was bad. So she has Thomas her swoony gardener, Elias and Alex the rich guys that are down with sharing, what’s one more guy right?! The man with the extravagant car, Arjun, is into Mia and she also fancies him. Now she just has to figure out if Thomas is okay with sharing, Elias and Alex are okay with sharing more than just between them, and if Arjun would be down with all this craziness? I mean does this happen in real life?! #WhyChoose

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I really enjoyed this book. It was really well written and had me laughing a lot. Mia is a smart independent woman that takes a shitty situation and makes it pretty damn amazing. This book feels very much like a modern day Pride and Prejudice. It really reads like Jane Austen and I love it. I like that Mia isn’t this tame woman that just rolls over for what her men want. She is very clear about what she wants and stands up for herself repeatedly. She may have been forced into a patriarchal predicament by her father but she is not retiring to be a timid housewife. I would definitely recommend this book ❤ As always, keep swooning! 

Healing my soul through Winter Princess. Plus accents. Yum.

Do you ever have books that look so good that you buy it but just let it sit in your kindle library? It’s the book that sits in your TBR list with its beautiful cover and intriguing blurb but you just don’t start it because your TBR list is so freaking long? Well this book was that for me. I honestly can’t believe it took me so long to read it because it’s soooo freaking good. 
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I recently had something horrible happen to me, I had my second miscarriage this year and I felt like reading something happy because life was crappy and I wanted to laugh. Although I definitely laughed at parts, I also cried, swooned, got mad, swooned some more, and couldn’t get a grasp on what the fuck was happening. It helped a lot. Books tend to do that. Help you escape the horrors of your life so that you can dive into a fictional world of wonder. I loved all these books so much I sped read through them all. Staying up waaaay past my bedtime because I just could not stop reading.
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Wynter has been living with her adoptive parents for as long as she can remember. She has gotten infrequent visits from her biological mother, Mother of Gods and Queen of Winter. Her visits from her mother have been cold and always leave her broken hearted. Hopefully things are about to change, because her biological mom has sent her a letter inviting her to the realm. She knows that soon she will be coming into her magic, because like her biological mother she isn’t human. Her mother is a goddess which makes Wynter a demigoddess. She has always been able to do small magical things, like shut the door or turn on the lights, but on the morning of her 22nd birthday shit goes haywire. Her magic starts throwing knives all around, catches her loft on fire, and even causes an earthquake destroying half of her block.
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It looks like Wynter is going to destroy everything around her as she has zero control of her magic. That is until 4 hunky men come ready to help her. Storm, Frost, Arc, and Crispin are four guardians sent by her mother to escort her to the winter realms. These guardians have powers of their own and are able to buffer Wyn’s magic. Wynter being a strong independent woman isn’t a huge fan of having to be protected by these men. She has to quickly learn that she needs all the help she can get to protect herself as the world is a lot bigger than she thought it was and the protection is much needed. This protection is solidified unbeknownst to Wyn. When the guys worked together to stop the earthquake at her parent’s house they pulled magic from her creating a bond between them. This creates a pull between her and the men. She finds herself really attracted to them. Like ready to start making out with them and jump their bones. Honestly, I don’t think I’d need the bond 😉 
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I love that this book is written by a Scottish author using a lot of  Scottish lingo. I have always had a fascination with Scotland. PLUS the men with their accents are fucking hot. Whew. Obviously this being said my favorite of the men is Arc who is always wearing a kilt and has a thick accent. Swoon. I find myself trying to adopt his accent in my head and sometimes out loud. My husband thinks I’m a freak, I don’t disagree 😊 But seriously all the men are hot. Frost, Storm, and Crispy are super swoon worthy — Arc just… Ahhhh 😍 Skye Mackinnon knows how to write sexy assed men with sexy assed scenes ❤
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Winter Princess has all anyone can want in a book. Badass women in the form of Goddesses/Demi-Goddesses, sexy assed Guardians, demons, magic, steamy as sin scenes, hilarious scenes, action, and obviously rainbow sex. Whew. It is amazing. You just need to jump in, then you’ll be swooning too ❤

Undeniable. All good things come to an end.

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Do I sob because it’s over or be happy because it happened? No no, I’m not a high school girl and I haven’t broken up with the love of my life. I’m a woman in her mid twenties who has just finished an amazing series. Undeniable was so so amazing, I just can’t believe I don’t get to keep reading. Ugh! All good things must come to an end I suppose.
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We start back up with Giovanna and her guys, Maven, Chance and Banyan. Super hunks obvi. The police still haven’t found Giovanna’s former bestie and arsonist, Molly, so expectedly Giovanna is freaked. Luckily, she is safe away from Molly in India with her parents after they yanked her out of school. Wait, scratch that. Unluckily. Very unluckily. As you may remember Giovanna’s parents suck, like really suck. They are completely hands off and really see her more as an inconvenience vs a loving daughter. She is honestly just ready to get back to her men, let’s be honest we are ready for her to get back to her men too. Things were really starting to get super swoony. Unluckily, or maybe luckily, Giovanna’s appendix bursts and she is sent to the hospital. Doesn’t sound lucky right? Well since she doesn’t answer her guy’s texts they obvi with their richness and connections fly out to India ASAP to save her from her wretched parents and take her home with them. #swoonfest
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Things really start getting serious between Giovanna and the guys in this book and I absolutely love it. The guys are so happy she is safe and back in their arms and of course this leads to some hot ass sexy time. Including some mmfm action. Woot. Plus now that they are all out of college (with Giovanna taking some online classes) they have to try to keep up with each other and their hectic lives. Not only with their jobs but their insane families. Giovanna and her men’s love continues to grow in the most swoonworthy ways. I seriously can’t make a decision about which guy I love more, usually I have a favorite but I can’t decide between these guys because they are all so amazing.
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Giovanna also has her safety to keep in mind. She can’t just go frolicking around town with her sexy men because her crazy ex-roommate Molly is still at large. This requires the guys to hire a security detail to protect not only Giovanna but the rest of them. Molly’s determination to have Giovanna all to herself includes destroying those that are close to her. The last book included Molly burning down the store she was employed at, destroying the business of her employers who became her friends. Will Molly be caught? What damage will she do in this book?
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Rebecca Royce finishes her series amazingly. I love the ending and will dearly miss Giovanna and her men. Since the first book we have been getting snippets of the end, you would think that hyping it through 3 books would take away the amazingness of the moment. Well it doesn’t This book is definitely a must read!