#COYER Review Round Up for January

Posted February 4, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments



Anne and I are taking part in COYER Blackout Winter Storm reading challenge. The only books we can read for the challenge are books we bought for less than $1.00 or audio books purchased for less than $5.00, plus eARCS (Netgalley, Edelweiss, etc.) and audios we have received for review.

Each month during the challenge (December 17, 2016 – March 3, 2017) we post an update to show what books we have read/listen to for the challenge. These posts will be a combination of short reviews and links to books with longer reviews we previously posted during the challenge.

Anne’s COYER Update

Books previously reviewed:

  1. One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
  2. A Stone-Kissed Sea by Elizabeth Hunter
  3. The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
  4. In Rides Trouble by Julie Ann Walker
  5. Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
  6. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
  7. Phantom Kiss by Chloe Neill
  8. 1000 Yards by Mark Dawson
  9. Oracle by Kelly Meding
  10. Reckless River by Lindsay Cross
  11. Big Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper
  12. Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst
  13. Rev It Up by Julie Ann Walker
  14. Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker
  15. The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken
  16. Brighter Than The Sun by Darynda Jones
  17. Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose
  18. Temptation Bay by Anna Sullivan
  19. The Cleaner by Mark Dawson
  20. Shadows and Gold by Elizabeth Hunter
  21. Every Little Thing by Marie Force
  22. Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott
  23. A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian
  24. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
  25. Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker
  26. French Roast by Ava Miles
  27. Wait For Dark by Kay Hooper
  28. How To Tame A Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks
  29. Vortex by Cherry Adair
  30. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  31. White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper




#COYER Review Round Up for JanuaryBrighter Than the Sun by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #8.5
Published by St. Martin's Press on October 6, 2015
Pages: 112
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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All his life, Reyes Alexander Farrow has suffered the torments of the damned. Only one thing has given him hope: the woman who radiates a light that no mortals can see; a light that only the departed can see...

Told from his point of view, BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN chronicles the first time Reyes ever encountered Charley, and how their relationship has been the one thing that can either save him or doom him

I got behind in the Charley Davidson series because I wanted to read this novella in order. Finally, it became available at the library and it became my 11th COYER book after I read 10 others. Some of those books will show up later, as their reviews post in April or May, but I have read them and written the reviews.  This is over 100 pages so it counts on its own.

Reyes has always been a mystery. Charley doesn’t give us much more than he was badly treated and he’s oh so hot. Having his perspective is much appreciated. We see what his focus and priorities are as he grows. Charley is a key factor in his life from an early time. It’s heartening to see his view on Denise with Charley. Before Book 8 – Eighth Grave After Dark – I didn’t feel we got much insight on Reyes at all, so I hope he remains a more defined character going forward.

Jennifer’s COYER Update

Books previously reviewed:

  1. Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey
  2. Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton
  3. Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson
  4. Separation Games by C.D. Reiss
  5. The Operator by Kim Harrison
  6. Phantom Kiss by Chloe Neill
  7. Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster
  8. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
  9. Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst
  10. Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders
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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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