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 ❤

Labor day fails. Never-ending TBR list.

Labor day was supposed to be a relaxing day off where I could spend the day reading, preparing blog posts, and playing some ESO (Elder Scrolls Online for you un-nerdy folk 😉). Well that is all a bust because I have been having horrible migraines off and on for days. It’s horrible! At this moment it feels like my left eye and ear are determined to explode and turn my brain into mush 🤯 It’s not an ideal situation. It seems like life likes to throw you curves balls every once in a while. Excited for a three day weekend?! Take some brain pain! Excited to go on vacation? Nope, your husband is sick! Is life finally chilling out a bit? Nope, how about several hospital visits for you and your daughter. What a blast life is. What. A. Blast. 😂😭

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Since staring at a screen is kinda killing me right now I figure what better way to help this than to of course take a bath. I’ve thoroughly bored you all with my deep love for baths, but let’s continue it. Baths are the shit. Literally, nothing beats a bath. I can feel my head pain lessening as I soak. If I can’t take a bath then I usually put a wet wash cloth on my eyes, a small eye bath if you will 😂 But obviously I am staring at a screen in the bath because I am typing this, this is a different kind of screen staring though. Trust me, there are no flaws in my logic  😉

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So, since I cannot read and I cannot play video games (woe is me, what else makes life worth living?!) I have decided to dig through my TBR list and share with you all what I am planning to read within the next few weeks/months/whenever I get around to it. If any of you guys are like me, your TBR (to be read) list is miles long. Miles. You got a whole list and you know what you are going to read next then bam! Your favorite author puts out a new book. Bam! Someone recommends something that sounds phenomenal. Bam! You find yourself immersed in a series that is like 8 books long. BAM! Some asshole named Julia Swoons suggests something that seems absolutely amazing. Something always gets in the way. So take a gander at my TBR list and maybe I’ll screw up yours and throw some new ones in there. 

Click the book titles to see them on Amazon — book blurbs are in purple

Elizabeth and the Rage of Dragons (Book 7) by Ava Mason

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This book is #1 on my list and I will definitely be starting it today (AKA release day!). I love this series and I cannot wait to jump back in. Plus it’s the last book in the series, *sob* Reverse Harem. 185 pgs long. Book #7 of 7.

The ultimate betrayal. The final battle. A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance.

As Lizzy and her men are captured, collared like dogs, and thrown into cages, Lizzy must deal with the betrayal that came from within. She is powerless and under Elias’ utter control.

Then members of her team are divided and forced to fight each other… to the death. Lizzy must stand by and watch as her men tear each other apart. Every second counts as Lizzy tries to outwit her greatest adversary yet.

Can Elizabeth win a battle of wits with her most dangerous enemy? Will she be able to save not only her men, but her whole pack? And finally, can she discover the truth about James before it’s too late?

The Vixen’s Lead (Kit Davenport Book 1) by Tate James

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This one I have started via audiobook but haven’t had time to really dive in. I normally listen to audiobooks at work and then read at home. Hopefully I can really get into this on soon because I’ve heard excellent things. Reverse Harem. 396 pgs long. Book #1 of 6.

I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. So, I did what anyone in my unique position would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.

Or so I thought…

It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted–and dangerous. Now, I don’t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning. 

Realms and Rebels: A Paranormal & Fantasy Reverse Harem Collection

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This one I know I will have to read in sections. Its a collaborative book with a whopping 22 novellas from some pretty amazing authors. Reverse Harem. 2178 pages long. 

26 NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors.

22 reverse harem novellas filled with magic, danger, mystery, adventure, and romance.

All yours, for one insanely low price.

Dragons. Shifters. Vampires. Fae. These kickass heroines come in all shapes and sizes…and so do the men at their sides. Dive into this decadent collection of paranormal and fantasy romances-reverse harem style. Yep, that’s right. Our heroines are headstrong and rebellious, and they don’t take no for an answer. Unlike most romances, they get to keep ALL the guys they want.

And so do you.

Claimed by Gods by Eva Chase

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I have been wanting to read this one for a little while just haven’t felt the time. I have read Eva Chase’s other series, Dragon’s Guard (see my review here), and loved it. I just need to get in the mood for this one, I’m hoping soon 😁 Reverse Harem. 260 pages long. Book #1 of 2, so far.

The gods walk among us. And they just might steal your soul… or your heart.

I thought I’d survived everything life could throw at me. All I wanted was to keep my distance from the criminals I work for and get my little brother out of the hell that is our mother’s house.

Then I died and woke up to four stunningly hot gods telling me I’m now a valkyrie.

Sly, sharp Loki. Jovial but ferocious Thor. Dreamily compassionate Baldur. Grim and secretive Hod. They all have something to teach me. And around them, my walls start to crack.

But the gods didn’t summon me just for kicks. Their king is missing, and they need me to find him. The first three valkyries they sent on the job never made it back.

More power is awakening in me than I could ever have imagined—and the gods’ enemies are more devious than even they knew. It’s going to take every trick in the book for me to save myself, my brother, and these divine men who’re getting under my skin in the most alluring way.

I’m Aria Watson, and Valhalla ain’t seen nothing yet.

Pack Ebon Red by C.M. Stunich

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I have really been on a C.M. Stunich kick lately. She is such an amazing author and is fast becoming one of my favorites. She knows how to write sexy and hilarious men. I have not run into one of her books yet that I didn’t like. Reverse Harem. 360 pgs long. Book #1 of 7.

I am wolf; I am human; I am neither; I am both.
I am werewolf.

And I have seven Alpha Males as my mates.
All mine to kiss and hold and touch, seven handsome men for my bed.
My boys represent the biggest packs in North America.
But I am the Alpha Female and I rule them all.

One day, the packs might force me to choose.
But my heart, it won’t allow it. Things could get…bloody if I have to fight for my boys.
For now, three glittering dark courts threaten our existence with their glamorous cruelty:
the vampires, the witches, and the fae.

Werewolves are missing from all the packs, and my boys and I, we have to find them.
Or find out who’s killing them.
Because I’m the mistress of my men, my packs, a girl known simply as White Wolf.
I’ve promised to protect the men I love, the family and friends I cherish.
And the White Wolf…always keeps her promises.

Burn by Suzanne Wright

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I love Suzanne Wright. I am OBSESSED with the Phoenix Pack series and the Mercury Pack series she writes. Love them. It only make sense that I will love this one too! Fantasy Romance series. 301 pgs long. Book #1 of 4.

Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or ‘anchor’, is a guy who’s rumoured to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue.

The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed.

She’s not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he’s more dangerous than anything she’s ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe.

As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to being in control. He’s also used to people fearing and obeying him. Harper does neither, which unexpectedly amuses him. Unpredictable, elusive and complex, she draws Knox and his inner demon like nothing ever has.

Knox is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He’ll have her, and he’ll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what’s his. He won’t allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make.

Renegade Hunter by Lacey Carter Andersen

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Like I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for a beautiful cover. Plus I’ve been on a demon kick since Four Psychos (see my review here!) and this one looks like a hot demon book ❤

A demon-hunter trying to survive. Three sexy-as-hell demons. And the truth that will change their lives forever…

Being a demon-hunter means living a life of danger. Of giving up everything to keep humanity safe, even if they’ll never know it. And for Sharen, it means knowing she’s fighting on the side of good.

Which is all just fine– until she’s accidentally tied to three demons.

Jace, Ryder, and Kade are handsome, dangerous, and absolutely certain that Sharen is the woman they want to spend the rest of their immortal lives loving. They don’t care that they’re enemies, they’re bound and determined to show her that there’s more to her world than what she’s been told.

But there’s one problem with their plan. Something they never could have expected. The woman they’ve claimed as their own, well, she doesn’t like being lied to. And when those lies endanger the people she loves… she’s going to do something about it.

Even if she has to burn her whole damn world down.

Between the Sheets: A Reverse Harem Anthology of Scenes that Get to the Point

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SEXY COVER ALERT!! Do you ever just read a book and think, HEY let’s get to the business! You know, the sexy parts… Bow chicka wow wow. Don’t act like I’m the only one. We are all dying for the hottness. Well this book is bringing the hottness. I’ve read a few chapters so far and ohhh emmm geee. Hawt. It’s just one I like to jump in and out of. Plus, since it’s sections out of various books it is of course adding to my never-ending TBR list…. Reverse Harem. 364 pgs long. Single right now but I know they have another one coming out around Halloween! 🎃

Slip between the sheets with us to discover the hottest excerpts, deleted scenes, alternate POVs, and even brand new stories from some of your favorite Reverse Harem Authors. These steamy scenes get directly to the point between the sheets. You may want to consider reading with the phone off the hook and the door locked, and maybe line up a cold shower. We won’t judge.

Dannan: The Unseen Book 3 by L A Boruff

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This is the third book in the Unseen series by L A Boruff and I am so excited about it. It comes out towards the end of September so I have some time before it’s in my hands, well on my screen. It will be a release day read, for sure. I have been soooo in love with this series so far. See my reviews for Supay and Leyak! They are amazing books so I know this one will be too. Reverse Harem 238 pgs long. Book #3 of 3.

Jen Johnson loved to read about supernatural creatures. She’d always dreamed of climbing into the pages of her books to become a vampire or werewolf. Imagine her surprise when she almost dies falling down the steps of the courthouse, only to save herself by turning into a flying dragon. 

It’s a dream come true, right?

Alexander, leader of all of the Fae—actually, they prefer Dannan, thank you—and his cousin Roan try to help her acclimate to her new life, but it isn’t until she meets Doryu, a gorgeous Sárkány shifter that things start to get interesting. 

And what is going on in the town? Some of those people aren’t what they seem. If Jen sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong, maybe she’ll get some answers the Unseen world needs. And maybe her nosiness will only get her heartache.

These are obviously just a handful of the books on my TBR list, I didn’t want to overwhelm you all 😊 So, did I screw up any of your TBR lists? See any that you NEED to read now? Feel free to screw up my list by recommending some steamy sexy romance books or if you’ve read one of my TBRs shout out! I’d love to hear your thoughts! 😁 

As always, keep swooning dolls ❤

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