What Are Your Comfort Reads and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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What Are Your Comfort Reads?

I know, I know.   Its February and I could have so much more to talk about.  Its Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and Love Stories and so much more. And I may get to those next week. But the truth of the matter is that I’m heart sore these days.  With all the news and politics and a President determined to see us and our rights thrown back to the fifties and nations at war, my heart and head feels like its being plundered, torn into pieces daily.

You do what you can, you speak up, sign petitions, march. But at night or whenever you need it, I know that I need to escape into my books and my comfort reads.

I’ve been falling back into some of my early stories from many authors, ones that have remained my “go to books” when I need that instant book blankey.  Don’t tell me you don’t have those.  A story that means an instant smuggle for you.  So you tell me yours, I’ll tell you mine.  Let’s see how they mesh if at all.  Some of mine include an entire series:

MelanieM’s Comfort Read’s (partial and constantly growing)

  • Amy Lane’s Keeping Promise Rock
  • Red Dirt Heart Series by N.R. Walker
  • Faith, Love & Devotion Series by Tere Michaels
  • Change of Heart series by Mary Calmes
  • Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell
  • The Shearing Gun by Renae Kaye
  • Frog by Mary Calmes
  • No Going Home (Home #1) by T.A. Chase
  • Home Series by T.A. Chase

I think B.A. Tortuga’s new series, The Release, may find its way onto this list.  Too soon yet. But I wouldn’t be surprised.

That’s for starters, ones that just popped up without giving it any thought.  I know there’s more to come.  So pull up yours.  I want to know the stories you reach for when you want to feel good, happy.  We certainly can do with so much more of that these days.

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📚Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Giveaway!📚

Send us your List of Comfort Reads!  Your Snuggle Up To, Comfort Blankey Books!  One random reader with a List will be chosen to receive a $10 gift certificate from Dreamspinner Press.  Contest ends February 17 at midnight.  Please leave your name and email address where you can be reached if chosen.

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This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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Sunday, February 5:

  • A Free Dreamer Review: Wasted Youth by H.B. Kurtzwilde
  • A MelanieM Review: Calling His Bluff (Club Raven #3) by B.A. Tortuga
  • What Are Your Comfort Reads?
  • This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, February 6:

  • INTERLUDE PRESS TOUR Storm Season by Pene Henson
  • Cover Reveal for No Regrets by Nicky James (excerpt and giveaway)
  • RIPTIDE TOUR Working It by Christine d’Abo (giveaway)
  • A Paul B Release Day Review: Wolfmanny by Julia Talbot
  • An Ali Audiobook Review: What Remains by Garrett Leigh and Craig Beck (Narrator)
  • An Ali Review: Working It (Ringside Romance #1) by Christine d’Abo
  • An Alisa Review:  They Walk Among Us by T.A. Chase

Tuesday, February 7:

  • HARMONY INK PRESS GUEST POST: Sherrie Henry on Flag on the Play
  • RIPTIDE TOUR Embers by Kate Sherwood (giveaway)
  • DSP GUEST POST Ingela Bohm on The Seventh Flower
  • A Stella Review: Storm Season by Pene Henson
  • A VVivacious Review: The Puritan Pirate by Jules Radcliffe
  • An Ali Review:They Walk Among Us by T.A. Chase
  • A VVivacious Review: THE MUTT: AN ORDER SHORT STORY by Kasia Bacon

Wednesday, February 8:

  • DSP GUEST POST: Julia Talbot on Wolfmanny
  • HARMONY INK PRESS GUEST POST: Jo Ramsey on Midnight Chat
  • A Jeri Release Day Review: Fire Balls by Tara Lain
  • A Jeri Review: Off Base by Annabeth Albert
  • A Stella Release Day Review: The Seventh Flower (World of Love) by Ingela Bohm
  • An Alisa Release Day Review:  Buyout by Dev Bentham

Thursday, February 9:

  • DSP GUEST POST: Jake C. Wallace on Jerricho’s Freedom
  • DSP GUEST POST:  Dirk Greyson on Darkness Rising
  • A Lila Review:  Tempted to Taste by Shawn Lane
  • A PaulB  Review: Descent of Kings: Books BUNDLE by Maria Albert
  • A Caryn Review: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling by Matthew Robbins
  • An Alisa Review: Fire Triangle by Iyana Jenna

Friday, February 10:

  • *FLAUNT by E Davies 2 week blog tour and giveaway
  • DSP GUEST POST Dev Bentham on Buyout – A Love Story
  • DSP GUEST POST Mason Thomas on The Shadow Mark
  • Release Day Blitz: Leaning Into Love by Lane Hayes
  • A Paul B Review: Sealed With Acceptance (Signed, Sealed, Delivered #5) by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
  • An Ali Release Day Review: Jaeger (Order of the Black Knights #4) by Evelise Archer
  • An Ali Release Day Review:  Shifting Views (The Carlisles #4) by Meg Harding

Saturday, February 11:

  • A MelanieM Review: At Attention (Out of Uniform, #2) by Annabeth Albert
  • A MelanieM Review:  Necessary Medicine by M.K. York

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8 thoughts on “What Are Your Comfort Reads and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

  1. Mary Calmes is on my comfort reads list too. I love Change of Heart and A Mater of Time. Also her Timing series. Holmes & Moriarity series and the All Fair series by Josh Lanyon, Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux, Johnnie by Cardeno C. and also her Home series. The Chronicle of Yladre series by Eresse, and Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon.

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    • I agree with you on Mary Calmes, she is great and I can always come back to one of her stories when I’m feeling a little down. Frog is my fave 😀

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  2. My comfort read is anything by Josh Lanyon. I reread most of this author’s books all the time. The Dickens with Love is one of the most reread from the list (I do so yearly). There’s also Chris Owen’s Acquired Taste, a couple of Yaoi books, and a few historical non MM authors’s books (such as Julia Quinn, Julie Garwood & Mary Balogh) as my go to read when I need a lift-me-up.

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  3. Some that come to mind/on my reread list:
    Sixty Five Hours (& Christmas story) by NR Walker
    Lets Hear It for the Boy by TA Webb
    Scrap Metal by Harper Fox
    Magic Mansion by Jordan Castillo Price
    The Sentinel by Eden Winters
    And then there are the series I like:
    CHarm of Magpies aeries
    Whyborne and Griffin series
    Cole McGinnis series
    adrien English series
    Tyack and Frayne series

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  4. I have two Amy Lane books I read whenever I need cheering up they always make me smile “If I Must” and and “Do-over” both sweet and cute.

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  5. My comfort reads include:
    Whyborne & Griffin series by Jordan L. Hawk
    A Midwinter Prince by Harper Fox
    Keeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane
    Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane
    Social Skills by Sara Alva
    Sock It To Me Santa by Madison Parker
    Blame It On The Mistletoe by Elie Easton

    jen(dot)f(at)mac(dot)com

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  6. I don’t really re-read because there is so much I haven’t read but want to, but for comfort I go to the next in a series I’m liking. Some I’m in the middle of and enjoying are:
    Cut & Run
    Whyborne and Griffin
    Charm of Magpies
    THIRDS
    Dick Hardesty Mysteries
    Boystown Mysteries
    – TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

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