This is actually a returning feature here at Okie Dreams, where I discuss and share all the books I bought and purchased throughout the month. For January 2021, there are a lot of books I bought (in print and in digital) or received in ARC form. Instead of talking about each individual book, I listed them and linked them all to their Amazon page. Unfortunately, there were way too many to discuss individually this time. But you can still see what I’ve been buying and reading this month, and also what is coming up in the next few months in terms of reviews and discussion posts. Because I have plans, ya’ll. Lots and lots of plans.
WEEKEND UPDATE is another new feature at Okie Dreams. This is where we will update you on the latest blog posts we’ve made, but also what we’ve found across the web, including Twitter, YouTube, etc. This weekend, we have some book-to-film news, some new release information, a few new book reviews, and a couple of weekly blog feature posts.
With Taking on the Billionaire, bestselling author Robin Covington introduces Harlequin Desire readers to a brand new series, Redhawk Reunion. Though Covington has published with other publishers in the past, this is the author’s first book with Harlequin publishing imprints. Meet Adam Redhawk and Tess Lynch…. will the woman he can’t resist be his downfall?
A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname–Buffalo Bill–is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau’s Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter–Hannibal the Cannibal–who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind.
Each Friday, I will do my best to post some short of flash fiction piece. More than anything, it’s just a way to engage my writer’s brain. Do something fun, and short. Something that may or may not be romance based. This one isn’t.
Eden’s entire life changed in an instant. After enduring a messy breakup and the death of her grandfather, she’s the new owner of his business, a struggling hockey franchise. Bad things happen in threes, right?
Not one to back down from a challenge, she jumps in with both stilettos. There’s just one tempting and sinfully handsome problem . . . her new head of security, Holt Rossi.
RESEARCH THURSDAY JANUARY 28, 2021 Exploring the effects of Childhood Trauma Are you a writer? Do you have a character who lived through a traumatic experience? Is that character now afraid to trust or engage with other people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I have a terrific book recommendation for […]
Have you read Take Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates? It came out years ago, but if you missed it, you’re in luck because it’s still available in e-book and it’s freshly available in print as a bonus read in the back of the author’s most recent Harlequin Desire release, The Rancher’s Wager. But be forewarned, this book has some steamy-hot, seriously well-done love scenes between two people who deserve much more than they let themselves believe they should have.
VIKINGS: VALHALLA, the explosive, all-new exploration of the spectacularly epic Vikings saga debuting only on Netflix, announces its cast.
On the edge of the Everglades, an eerie crime scene sets off an investigation that sends two agents deep into a world of corrupted faith, greed, and deadly secrets…. Don’t miss Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham. You can pre-order now or wait until its available on March 23, 2021 from MIRA.
Five reasons I choose a book is the first post in a brand new feature at Okie Dreams called Monday Musings. This feature will be an ongoing, weekly discussion post where I talk about a variety of topics, mostly book related but sometimes it could be other things as well.
Set exactly one year after the movie Silence of the Lambs, CLARICE dives deeper into the life of Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds; originally played by Jodie Foster), including how a traumatic event in her childhood still affects her present-day thoughts and actions.