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Hi everyone! I used to be a former Goodreads lover. Who has decided to move to BookLikes due to the recent changes to the GR site: that is, the decision of the management to delete reviews that talk about bad author behaviour.

 

It is important that we know of bad author behaviour and actions. We buy their books. I want to know whether Author A has decided to harass Reviewer A or encouraged fans to stalk Reviewer B.

I want to know this, the same way I wanted to know that a well known sporting good company had been using child labour in the production of some of its products. The same way the WHOLE WORLD wanted to know. 

It is irrelevant that the author writes well, or that the said sporting good company produces good quality sporting goods. Our ethics and morals MATTER!

 

 

Now to discuss my reading habits:

 

I am very picky when it comes to books. I am a feminist and I think that shows in my reading list. 

 

There are many things that bug me to death. But I'll always make an exception if the boy-girl standard is reversed. Dear world, that is MY double standard. I respect and champion authors who have the guts to do something different.

Firstly, I hate infidelity in novels. 

 

Secondly, I hate it when the heroine is a virgin and the guy is an expert and skilled lover. I hate it when the heroine, for fated reasons, saves herself for someone who has been sowing his oats. It's not only overdone, old-fashioned and pathetic, but it also grosses me out like he is violating something so sacrosanct.

 

Thirdly, I might enjoy the occasional alpha-hero tendencies, but my true love lies with beta-heroes. Guys who are loving and sweet. Who don't feel the need to push around their women to make themselves feel more manly.

Feminista's bookshelf: read

Death, and the Girl He Loves
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult and urban-fantasy
The Loneliest Alpha
4 of 5 stars
tagged: paranormal-romance
Hard to Handle
2 of 5 stars
Rating: 2 out of 5. Sadie Howard is a serial dater who never goes out with a guy on more than one date, but then sometimes she breaks her rules... Aiden Downey found out that his mother was dying and even though he was in a relationship...
tagged: contemporary-romance and arc
Mine to Hold
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. Claire Kramer from Mine to Keep has been a victim of an obsessed lover in the past. It is also a past that she can’t seem to get away from. Noah York, from the previous books, is Trace’s friend. He was a part of those...
tagged: arc and romantic-suspense
Finding Never
4 of 5 stars
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Keeping Never
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Hurt
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
tagged: paranormal-romance
Alpha Instinct
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. I have been wanting to read this book for ages. But I had the wrong idea in mind. I thought it was an Urban Fantasy novel. Probably because of the cover of a female. But it is a paranormal romance. As far as parano...
tagged: paranormal-romance
Never Love a Cowboy
3 of 5 stars
tagged: historical-romance

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A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses (Half Moon Hollow, #2)

A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses (Half Moon Hollow, #2) - Molly Harper Rating: 4 out of 5A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly HarperNola Leary, a strong witch, healer and leader of a clan in Ireland, travels to USA to find four artefacts that are involved in their feud against another clan. On this journey that she meets her great-great-great times-a-couple grandfather, Jane Jameson from another Molly Harper series, and several other great people, but most importantly of all, she meets Jed. Sweet, funny, sexy Jed who is a great cook and so taken by Nola that it’s endearing.What I loved most about this novel was its sweet paranormal romance. After reading about disappointing couples in contemporary novels, it actually felt nice to read about a pair, whose interactions are sweet and who didn’t feel the need to jump in bed on their first encounter. About half way through the book, there is a sweet moment when she is like to him, you are so pretty. I melted. I love it when girls compliment/sweet-talk their men. Man, we girls need to do it more often!!!It was also refreshing to read about them sweet talking in bed, rather than dirty talking. I mean, good dirty talking is nice to read, but it’s become such a trend that in the majority of the romance novel I read these days, the couples do nothing but dirty talk and try to dominate one another. It’s like they have forgotten to be playful and giggle about little things while getting it on.Anyways, other than that, I loved how Molly Harper infused humour throughout her story. I loved her secondary characters, of course some of these secondary characters are the primary characters in her other novels, but it is obvious that those characters are well-developed. However, this being my first book of Molly Harper’s I was a bit confused at first with what happening with the paranormal-cy, whether it was a closed or open world and so on. But as the book started to focus more on Nola and Jed, that ambiguity didn’t matter.If Molly Harper usually writes like this and manages to develop her characters well, such as she did in this instance - even in a stand-alone novel, I will definitely enjoy her other paranormal series. But just so I understand what’s happening a bit better, I shall start with the Jane Jameson series first.ARC courtesy of Edelweiss and Simon and Shuster.