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Books on my Nightstand – #11

So just did a review of my last list, and I am happy to say that I finished what I started! The following books were great, and I have linked them to my Goodreads reviews if you are interested in reading my thoughts. You can also follow what I am reading by connecting with me at:

A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters — witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift.

Louisa Morgan – A Secret History of Witches

A vampire and a scientist’s fates are passionately entwined in a race against time in this thrilling romance in the #1 New York Times bestselling “utterly absorbing and deliciously erotic” (Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author) Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

J.R. Ward – The Savior

Meet Trinity Marrow, a girl with an explosive secret whose hiding place has just been discovered…

Jennifer L. Armentrout – Storm and Fury

So my book stack is looking a little different these days, and while I tried to get a couple of fun reads in there, my TBR has primarily non-fiction in it. I am deep into research mode for the project I have planned for 2021. I have been posting what I learn along the way, and if you are interested in all things “witchy” then you might want to check out my Origins of Witchcraft series in my Mythical Creature Monday posts here.

At the top of the stack is my latest purchase, The Penguin Book of Witches, edited by Katherine Howe. She is the direct descendant of three accused Salem witches, an author, and a Professor at Cornell University. I figured this was a really good place to start with my research and looks like a pretty easy read.

The next one down is Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep. I was lucky enough to meet her at a book signing, and was immediately drawn in by the cover. Believe it or not, there weren’t a whole lot of fantasy romance authors that I could find, so I was definitely selective as I walked through and met folks. I have had this in my stack for some time, and I am definitely looking forward to diving in.

So Black Cats & Evil Eyes is something that I have referenced before, but I haven’t done a full read-through. The superstitions are broken down into easy to read segments, and gives you just enough to do further digging on the topics that interest you. I have a post planned on several superstitions that I find interesting, so stay tuned!

This one is still on my TBR, and while I have made progress, I am only about a third of the way through. Hearing the stories directly from the family has been pretty powerful. Getting to meet the family and author at the book signing was something I won’t soon forget.

So crazy thing about this book is that, like Kill the Queen, I picked it up at a book signing. However, the author wasn’t there so they were on a side table in the room that wasn’t getting much love. The cover on The City of Brass drew me in since I was looking specifically for fantasy, and it wasn’t until the other day when I saw this image again that I thought to put it on my active TBR. I am following the signs nowadays, and the signs led to this book, so on the bedside table it goes!

I may have mentioned this one before as well, and while I mainly use it as a reference tool, I am doing a full read-through as I can fit it in. It is a beautiful and well-researched book, that I am really glad I got in a hard cover so I can sticky note the heck out of it. Doing that on your kindle just isn’t the same.

What books do you have on your TBR pile right now? I would love to know! Especially if you have just read something that knocked your socks off! I am especially looking for suggestions on anything Witch, Witchcraft and the like. Drop me a line anytime at or comment on any of my social media links which you can find here.

In the meantime, happy reading and all my love and wishes that you stay happy and healthy! XO