Welcome to my September blog post. Today, I’m looking back on some of my favourite books that I read in September, what I’m looking forward to reading in October, and there’s a writing update below. Let’s go!

Favourite September reads

So. After bumping Briar Prescott’s Until You onto next month’s TBR list for three months in a row, I finally read it, and I have to say…why on earth did I wait so long to read it??? It was wonderful! I can’t say enough good things about this book. It’s definitely Briar Prescott’s strongest book to date, full of soft moments and tough moments and secrets and an adorable relationship that you root for from beginning to end. Just make sure you have the tissues handy for the last 20%.

I’m a huge fan of E.L. Massey’s Breakaway series, and her newest, All Hail the Underdogs, was no different. I adored this book so, so much. The main characters, Rome and Damien, have real struggles and have been through so much in their young lives. Their antagonistic beginning is so believable, but so was their slow slide into friendship and then into something more. All the stars!

City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer was a nice surprise. I received a signed special edition of this book in one of my Fairyloot boxes earlier this year, and it’s the kind of book I never would’ve picked up if someone hadn’t given it to me. It’s a young adult dystopian/fantasy novel about a cowardly girl who finds herself at the center of a criminal syndicate conspiracy, in a city where crooked politicians and sinister cults reign and dreaming means waking up as your worst nightmare. The writing itself was so-so, to be honest, and the author hits the reader over the head repeatedly with her ideologies and values and the book’s themes, but this was also a lot of fun plot-wise and the cowardly main character was often pretty funny. I listened to it on audio, and the narrator did a great job.

Books I’m looking forward to reading in October

I didn’t have a chance to read Jax Calder’s newest, The Unlikely Heir, in September, so I’m bumping it to my October TBR. It’s described as “a forbidden romance filled with humor and drama featuring a bumbling Prince of Wales and a stern yet dashing prime minister, with a love that could transform a nation.” I’ve been looking forward to reading it since Jax first announced it in her Facebook reader group forever ago. Fingers crossed I get to it next month!

I always enjoy a good Suki Fleet novel, and Ethan Gold Feels Like Home seems like it’ll be kind of angsty, kind of sweet, and kind of right my alley.

On the writing front

Game On (Vancouver Orcas 3)

I’m still plugging away at the final book in the Vancouver Orcas trilogy, Game On, which is Dorian Shore’s story. I’m loving how this book is shaking out so far. Dorian and his love interest are lots of fun!

You cna pre-order Game On here.


Get Frosted

My contribution to the Christmas Falls multi-author series is Get Frosted, a brother’s best friend romance set in a Christmassy small town. I’ve wrapped up writing this novel and am just working on a few small last-minute revisions before it goes to my copyeditor.

Check out all the books in the series here and/or follow our Facebook Page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/XmasFalls/

You can find out more about Get Frosted here! And look for the cover reveal happening in mid-October.

Stick Side short story

I just finished writing a short story set in the Stick Side universe! It features a Stick Side side character you probably never expected to get his own story, but he started speaking to me while I was writing Two-Man Team (Stick Side 5) and now he’s finally getting his HEA!

This story is part of a group project, and I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to say about it yet, so I’ll leave it at that for now.

(*Whispers* It’ll be released in December.)


What’s on your reading docket this month?