September readings | Classics, Space Operas, Magic & Erotica

Title: Dune
Series: Dune #1
Author: Frank Herbert
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Fantasy, Space Opera, Adventure
Page count: 688 pages
Published: First published June 1965

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Title: The End Zone
Series: Atlanta Lightening #2
Author: Riley Hart
Genre(s): Contemporary, Sports, Romance, MM
Page count: 306 pages
Published: 16 July 2021

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Title: Black Moon
Series: Wolf Moon Rising #1
Author: Sam Burn
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Werewolves
Page count: 330 pages
Published: 22 April 2021

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Title: A Veilled & Hallowed Eve
Series: Soulbound VII
Author: Hailey Turner
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, MM
Page count: 485 pages
Published: 01 October 2021

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Title: Homecoming
Author: Keegan Kennedy
Genre(s): Erotica, MM, Contemporary, BDSM
Page count: 188 pages
Published: 12 April 2013

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Title: Foundation
Series: Foundation #1
Author: Isaac Asimov
Genre(s): Science-Fiction, Space Opera, Fantasy, Classics
Page count: 255 pages
Published: August 1951

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Title: Ashfall Legacy
Author: Pittacus Lore
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult, Fantasy
Page count: 432 pages
Published: 17 August 2021

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Title: Ink & Sigil
Series: Ink & Sigil #1
Author: Kevin Hearne
Genre(s):
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August readings | Night Frights

Title: Nightbooks
Author: J. A. White
Genre(s): Middle Grade, Fantasy, Horror, Fiction
Page count: 320 pages
Published: 24 July 2018

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Title: Role Model
Series: Game Changers #5
Author: Rachel Reid
Genre(s): Sports, Romance, MM
Page count: 323 pages
Published: 10 August 2021

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July readings | Baseball, Roommates, FWBs, and Magic

Title: Bat Boy
Series: Easton U Pirates #1
Author: Christina Lee
Genre(s): Contemporary, MM, Sports, Romance
Page count: 218 pages
Published: 20 November 2020

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Title: First Impressions
Series: Auckland Med. #1
Author: Jay Hogan
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, Mystery, Crime, MM
Page count: 351 pages
Published: 15 December 2019

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Title: Carry On
Series: Simon Snow #1
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, LGBT, Romance
Page count: 522 Pages
Published: 9 May 2017

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Title: True Mate
Series: Prosper Woods Chronicles #1
Author: Patricia Logan
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, LGBT, Romance
Page count: 202 pages
Published: 30 April 2021

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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Genre(s): Poetry, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Historical
Page count: 208 pages

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Title: Enthralled
Series: The Knight and the Necromancer
Author: A.H. Lee
Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, MM, Fiction, Short stories
Page count: 78 pages
Published: 12 January 2021

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Title: Roommate
Author: Sarina Bowen
Genre(s): Contemporary, Queer, Romance, Fiction
Page count: 304 pages
Published: 12 January 2021

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Title: THE taking of Jake Livingston
Author: Ryan Douglass
Genre(s): Young Adult, Paranormal, Queer, Fiction
Page count: 308 pages
Published: 13 July 2021

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Title: Lux
Series: The Reckoners
Author: Brandon Sanderson, Steven Michael Bohls
Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy,
Runtime: 13h55min
Published: 22 July 2021

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Title: Home Plate
Series: Eastern U Pirates #2
Author: Christina Lee
Genre(s): Contemporary, MM, Sports, Romance
Page count: 257 pages
Published: 29 January 2021

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June reads | Sizzling Short Stories, Paranormal Romances, Mercenaries and Hockey

Title: Just Friends
Series: Never Just Friends #1
Author: Saxon James
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, MM
Page count: 259 pages (ebook)
Published: 27 August 2020

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Title: Cruising
Editor: Shane Allison
Genre(s): Short Stories, Erotica, LGBT
Page count: 232 pages
Published: 17 April 2012

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Title: Familiar Beginnings
Series: Demon Magic
Author: Alice Winters
Genre(s): Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Page count: 214 pages
Published: 26 March 2020

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Title: How to Save a Human
Series: VRC: Vampire Related Crimes #4
Author: Alice Winters
Genre(s): Humor, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
Page count: 332 pages
Published: 6 November 2020

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Title: Waking Bel
Series: Lords of Discord #3
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Genre(s): Menage, Paranormal, Fantasy
Page count: 378 pages
Published: 29 May 2020

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Title: Pledges
Author: Shane Allison
Genre(s): Short Stories, Anthologies, Romance
Page count: 232 pages
Published: 16 April 2013

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Title: The Gray Man
Series: Gray Man #1
Author: Mark Greaney
Genre(s): Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Fiction, Mystery
Page count: 456 pages
Published: 29 September 2009

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Title: Line Mates & Study Dates
Series: CU Hockey #4
Author: Eden Finley, Saxon James
Genre(s): Hockey, College, Romance, LGBT
Page count: 306 pages
Published: 23 June 2021

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May readings | A Lot of Mystery with Some Sport and Magic

Title: Love is a Stranger
Series: More Heat Than The Sun #1
Author: John Wiltshire
Genre(s): Romance, Military Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, LGBT
Page count: 505 pages (ebook)
Published: 8 January 2021

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Title: Rueberry Orchard
Series: Beyond the Realm: Remember #1
Author: Michele Notaro
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, MM Romance, Action
Page count: 343 pages (ebook)
Published: 6 October 2020

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Title: The Woman in the Window
Author: A.J. Finn
Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Page count: 455 pages
Published: 2 January 2018

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Title: Truckers
Author: Various authors
Editor: Johnny Hansen
Genre(s): Gay Erotica
Page count: 192 pages (paperback)
Published: 17 July 2006

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Title: The Endgame
Author: Riley Hart
Genre(s): Contemporary, Sports Romance, MM
Page count: 336 pages (ebook)
Published: 20 April 2021

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Title: Bell, Book and Scandal
Series: Bedknobs and Broomsticks #3
Author: Josh Lanyon
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, MM
Page count: 204 pages (ebook)
Published: 30 March 2021

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Title: The Fantastic Fluke
Series: The Fantastic Fluke #1
Author: Sam Burns
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, Mystery, MM
Page count: 288 pages (ebook)
Published: 6 August 2020

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Title: Jon’s Boom Shaka Laka Problem
Series: Jon’s Mysteries #4
Author: A.J. Sherwood
Genre(s): Mystery, Urban Fantasy, MM
Page count: 238 pages (ebook)
Published: 7 February 2021

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Title: Following the Rules
Series: The Script Club
Author: Lane Hayes
Genre(s): Contemporary, Sports, Romance
Page count: 200 pages
Published: 7 May 2021

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Title: Goal Lines & First Times
Series: CU Hockey #3
Author: Eden Finley, Saxon James
Genre(s): Contemporary, Sports, Romance
Page count: 294 pages (ebook)
Published: 10 February 2021

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Title: Other Half
Series: Psycop 12
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery, Romance
Page count: 200 pages
Published: 7 January 2021

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Bell, Book, and Scandal | Josh Lanyon

Bell, Book and Scandal (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #3) by Josh Lanyon published 12 April 2020

Cosmo Saville loves that his husband has finally accepted his witchy ways. And in return, his promise to stay out of police business guarantees them a happily ever after. At least, until he discovers he might be responsible for a dangerous game of blackmail…

Police Commissioner John Joseph Galbraith feels relieved that his marriage is back on track. Especially since he has his hands full with a high-profile suicide and rumors of a city-wide extortion ring. But when he stumbles across Cosmo breaking his vow by playing cop, John agonizes over old wounds.

With the commissioner’s badge and family in jeopardy, Cosmo has no choice but to put his life on the line…

Can the witch expose a dark conspiracy, save John’s career, and return to love’s delicious spell?

Bell, Book and Scandal is the third book in the Bedknobs and Broomsticks romantic gay mystery trilogy. If you like quirky characters, snappy spells, and madcap suspense, then you’ll love Josh Lanyon’s supernatural story.

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How was it? Oh my god I remember what was so frustrating about this series, the lack of communication. Then I remembered that they’re still getting to known each other despite being married. This series is a weird one for me, I’m not enamored with it but I seem to come back for more. Despite a rocky start for me with Mainly By Moonlight, I Buried a Witch delivered in more ways than the first book.

This time around I couldn’t care less about the mystery that was unfolding here. I didn’t try to unravel it with the character. I’m not sure that I could if I try since I was like a friend listening to the musing of an acquaintance, so not paying much attention.

What kept me somewhat engaged was Cosmo and John’s evolving relationship. There’s a clear progression from book one to book two to now, even if we had to ignore some major red flags along the way. Things are getting better though and their relationship doesn’t seem as toxic as it was. However I still weighed each plot points to the potential damaged it could cause to the relationship.

I found Bell, Book and Scandal easier to enjoy and a tad more engaging. I read it faster than I anticipated to the point that the ending didn’t feel like one since I thought I had more chapters to go through. As turns out there’s a fourth book in the works, it has a title and everything (Hex in the City).

This book was about me finishing the trilogy I started but this entry warrants a look at the next. Bedknobs and Broomsticks seems to be on a slow but steady climb toward becoming a solid book series, entertaining and easier to read as the whole picture is laid out.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Previous books in the series:

Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks 2
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April readings | Magic, Suspense, and Play

Title: Ruin and Rising
Series: The Grisha #3
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure
Page count: 422 pages (ebook)
Published: June 17th 2014

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Title: Broken Warrior
Series: The Weaver Circle #1
Author: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, LBGT
Page count: 329 pages (ebook)
Published: April 24th, 2020

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Title: Those Who Wish Me Dead
Author: Michael Koryta
Genre(s): Suspence, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Page count: 388 pages (Hardcover)
Published: June 3rd 2014

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Title: His Roommate’s Pleasure
Author: Lana McGregor
Genre(s): Contemporary, Erotica
Page count: 84 pages (ebook)
Published: July 1st 2013

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