Julia Swoons over Valentine’s Day

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

Who doesn’t love Valentine’s day?!?! I mean my name is Julia Swoons. It’s a given that I LOVE Valentine’s Day. IT’S A DAY OF SWOONS PEOPLE. COME ON!!!!

I have always loved Valentine’s day. I mean not only have I celebrated it my whole life as a day of love — but it’s also a day of presents. I mean come on. Who doesn’t love presents. & candy. & flowers. Must I go on?! Plus think back to those grade school days and making Valentine’s boxes and filling out all your Valentine’s cards. Putting your all into that one card for the boy (or girl) that has captured your heart. Making sure to dot the ‘i’s with hearts, give it a good luck kiss, and maybe a spritz of perfume. I’m a romantic okay… I’ve been boy crazy pretty much my entire life. I have had more crushes in my life than most people. I LOVE LOVE!! ❤❤❤

On this Valentiniest of days I would like to share with you some of the loves of my life. Just slightly out of reach because its hard to do more than one at once. I mean it isn’t impossible but there are just so many moving parts and it can get super confusing. You start to forget people’s names and suddenly you’ve jumped into something with a bunch of people you don’t know. Okay. Settle down there. Julia Swoons is married and will not be acting out any of her favorite reverse harems. [darn.] I, of course, am talking about my never ending TBR list. You have quite the dirty mind… I like it 😉

Okay so there have been A LOT of good books to come out lately. I don’t know what to read next. All these amazing authors are putting out these amazing books and I have to do things like work, parent, and sleep when I could be spending all my time reading. It’s the pits man. So how about you take a look into the books that I will be reading in the next few weeks/months. I mean as long as I don’t get distracted by some other amazing books. That happens a lot. The One Click Buy option on Amazon will be the death of me. For realz.

This book looks fucking amazing. It’s by Lana Kole who wrote Illusion of Escape and Illusion of Death which are both AMAZING. So, of course, I had to one click buy this bitch.. er pussy? I digress. Also, who doesn’t love cats?

This beauty is by Serena Akeroyd who I am COMPLETELY obsessed with. I love her TriAlpha Chronicles, her Quintessence series, and her Kingdom of Verona series. AMAZING freaking books so I know that this one is obviously going to be great. Gahhh I can’t wait for it.

Take a look at this cover. TALK ABOUT STEAM. Now this book is also by Serena Akeroyd, same as above, but this one is NOT reverse harem. But from what I’ve heard it is one of her STEAMIEST books yet. If you have read any of Serena’s book you know that she knows how to bring the steam so if this is the steamiest on then you better bring an extra pair of undies and read it in private 😉

This is the second book in Auryn Hadley’s Dark Orchid Trilogy. The first book was sooooo good and soooooo hot. Plus the main character is a woman of color which you sadly do not see a lot in the reverse harem genre. Auryn Hadley has also written the Demon’s Muse series which is SUPER awesome. She is great at writing super good stories and super hot scenes. I can’t wait for this one.

This is the third book in the Heart Hassle series by Raven Kennedy. The first two, Signs of Cupidity and Bonds of Cupidity are hilarious, steamy, and super swoony. Emelle is hilarious and watching her learn how to live life as a ‘real girl’ when she has been an invisible cupid is so heartwarming. I can’t wait to jump back into the story with her suuuper sexy guys and finally figure out what happens to Okot!

I have heard a lot of good things about this book. It is a contemporary book about a girl and some musicians. I have previously read The Fated Wings series by C R Jane and while I wasn’t head over heels for it I thought it had a good premise and I liked a lot of the characters. I’m hoping that I will really love this book.

Water by Helen Scott looks really good. The cover is gorgeous and the blurb really has me wanting to jump in. I have read the Cerberus series by Helen Scott and it’s one of my favs. Super hot. Super good. FMC is a badass and the guys are sexy, broody, and also badass. I just know that I will love this one.

Now tell me… How on earth am I suppose to pick what to read next?! HOW?! There are so many freaking books in my library that I need to read. So many coming out soon that I know I will buy. Will I ever catch up? No… But I guess that is part of the fun. How is your TBR list looking? Did you find any here that are you going to add to yours?! Let me know! 🙂

Hey! Before I get outta here I just wanted to say again Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for taking the time out to read my blog. I love you guys! Find love today. Find a sexy man or lady and buy them coffee. Buy them dinner. Take them home. EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF THIS MAGICAL DAY. Just know that I will of course be swooning ❤

Who is Julia Swoons?

Hey dolls! Happy freaking Friday ya’ll ❤

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I feel like I have been blogging away but haven’t really gotten into me. I mean who the heck is Julia and why is she swooning so much?! Well I am 26 and an Assistant Underwriter at an insurance company in Illinois.  I feel like I have been ‘boy-crazy’ from the start of my life. I remember my first crushes as Ashton Kutcher on That 70s Show, Joey Tribbiani on Friends, and Ringo Starr’s cartoon character on The Yellow Submarine. I just absolutely love love. My favorite movies? My favorite TV shows? My favorite books? THEY ALL HAVE LOVE IN COMMON.

What else do I love? Books. Especially romance books! I have read quite a few YA books and love a lot of them, but I always felt like they were lacking in the love department. So where did I turn? Romance books. You heard me. Smut. Lady porn. Call it what you will, I love it. (I’m obviously getting paid every time I use the word LOVE 😊). Discovering the Reverse Harem genre was also HUGE for me, because I mean.. #WhyChoose. Plus I can share my love for my smutty books with my momma which is always fun 😉

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I am a super lucky lady to have an amazing husband that also shares my love of books. Not the same books, no lady porn for Mr. Kyle Swoons. Sharing a love of books is an awesome thing in our relationship because we get to spend a lot of time reading together. Not over each other’s shoulders or anything, just reading by ourselves silently in the same room. I also have a kid. Little Charlotte Swoon if you will 😉 She too loves to read, even though she hasn’t learned how yet. She tells a really cool story through the pictures though!

Besides my obsession of love, swooning, and all things romance I am also obsessed with Harry Potter. I mean who isn’t?! I even have my own Harry Potter tattoo. Also, a cat named Albus Dumbledore. My daughter is lucky her name isn’t Hermione. I read the books over and over. I listen to the books over and over – strictly the British version though, I love me some Stephen Fry. If you say that Jim Dale is better, you better get outta here. I’m just kidding, please don’t leave!!! 😊 I’m sure we can overcome this, just go listen to all the books read by Stephen Fry and we can figure out who is correct. (Spoiler, it’s me).

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Okay maybe I got sidetracked a bit by Harry Potter. Meet me in real life and it’ll happen a lot. So, like I said I have a little, her name is Charlotte and she is ALMOST 4. Makes me sad how quickly she is growing up. She better like Harry Potter. HA! Besides my cat who is a jerk named Albus Dumbledore (right), nothing like his namesake this cat, I also have an almost 10-year-old cat name Baby Kitty (left) who is terrified of her own shadow. This cat truly disliked me for the first 5 years of her life. Cats are douches. They can sometimes be cool though. Sometimes. 

Well I have been rattling on about myself enough! I have lots of books to read, so I can review em, that’s why you come here right?! I am happy to answer questions, argue with you about Stephen Fry and Jim Dale, or just generally talk about nonsense. 

Always, 

Julia ❤