After dark is the best time to read. Once everything settles down for the night and the house falls quiet, that's when you can lose yourself in a good book. This book blog is dedicated our exploration and obsession for great stories, mostly stories about the messy nuances of the human condition.
What kind of book are you in the mood for?
When life finally settles down and you finally have time to your self all you want to do is curl up with a good book and start reading after dark. We know that you can find a mediocre book all by yourself. We want to help you find the five star read that fits your mood. Comping Soon...book recommendations that fit your mood and hit the spot.
From The Book Blog
Read a review of the audiobook How to Date a Douchebag The Learning Hours by Sara New.
Rhett’s roommates want to help get him laid, against his will. Their first attempt is a poster with Rhett’s picture and phone number hung up around campus. The amount of text messages with pictures and offers that flood in is overwhelming. But, there’s one texter that’s not like the rest. What starts out as texting turns into something Rhett never expected, and may not be ready for in this role reversal rom-com.
See what we thought of our first look at Roomies by Christina Lauren.
For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.
Read a review of Hooking Up by Helena Hunting.
Amie married well. On the day of her wedding, while still in her bridal gown, just hours after binding herself to him, Amie and the rest of the wedding guests hear Armstrong getting off with someone that’s not Amie. What a better way to escape the catastrophic wedding than the pre planned exotic honeymoon?
Join us as we support BACA ~ Bikers Against Child Abuse!
Shaded with Love ~ Volume 4 is a special multi author, blogger and photographer collaboration. This adult coloring book includes a unique page designed just for each participant!
Get ready! Jax and Gia ignite the screen with a passion that will leave you wanting more when Sylvia Day’s Afterburn Aftershock movie premiers November 3rd on Passionflix!
The Reading After Dark Facebook fan page has reached over 1,000 followers. We are so humbled and grateful for all the support we've received. So, we are giving away 2 RAD Reviewed Kindle E-Books as a way to say thank you for all your love and support.
Passionflix and New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley are thrilled to announce the option of not one, but TWO beloved romance titles! We are over the moon excited to announce THE WILL and THREE WISHES will be coming to Passionflix.
Read a review of Margaritas by Moonlight, Maybe Mandy 2 by Chris Genovese.
It’s Cancun, and there are lots of hot guys for the group to have fun with, including a hot flight attendant on the flight out. Not all of the hot guys work out as the sexual conquests they plan. Mandy just might find what she was looking for in the polite and handsome Valentino.
The Reading After Dark book blog has been listed a Top 200 Book Review Blog by Freedspot. Thank you so much for the nomination. We are grateful to be included on your list amongst truly awesome blogs.
The editorial team browsed over thousand bookreview blogs and shortlisted top 200 based on their search ranking, social metrics and traffic rank. The team has read each and every blog to determine if they qualify for the top 200 or not.
Read a review of Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins.
Nate and Sadie have enjoyed five years of marital bliss, but now there is something between them. Sadie doesn’t know what it is and Nate isn’t ready to talk about it. But, the distance between them is growing. When Finn moves in across the hall he and Sadie find an easy companionship right away. Finn is able to give Sadie the attention she is missing from Nate. When the sparks start to fly between them Sadie has to decide if she can fight for the man she’s tied to or start something new with the man who wants her in this story of forbidden love.
Slip of the Tongue is torturous and beautiful, and it left me with a major book hangover. Since I wasn’t ready to let go of Nate and Sadie and Finn I stopped over at Hawkins website to check out all of her inspiration examples. She’s got a pinterest board and playlist and it all exactly what I pictured. Now, I want to attend a dinner party at Jessica’s house!
Read a review of Skin Deep by Alice La Roux.
Since the moment they met at a trade show Avalon has intrigued Zeke. Her carefully crafted persona is juxtaposed by the original art work hidden beneath her clothes. Original art put there by Zeke himself. But what happens when the session is over? It’s late at night, and no one is around.
La Roux’s writing style is captivating. She’s definitely one to watch.
September was a fun month for us!
Jana and Steph are two awesome bloggers that start a super fun tradition of Show Us Your Books. The goal is to encourage more reading and talk about books. So, hop on over to their sites and check out the books they read last month.
Thanks ladies for making the world a little more bookish.
Read a review of Gay for Pay by Sam JD Hunt.
Caleb Drake is a hot-shot lawyer in Las Vegas, NV. Well, he was a hotshot lawyer, now he is waiting for the hearing to find out if he is going to be disbarred. His soon-to-be ex-wife is engaged to marry some old man judge. And, if that’s not enough, the bills are piling up.
Caleb’s life has stalled and out, and during his epic pity party he decides to use his best assets to get him through and he tries his hand at internet porn. One thing leads to another, and the next thing he knows he’s being recruiting by John Butters, producer of gay-for-pay porn. Just when he starts to pull his head above water Derek Johnson his former college roommate comes back into town and threatens to change everything.
Read a review of The Panty Whisperer by Sloane Howell.
This erotic short story is hot! The fast paced first person narrative pulls you in right away and builds quickly. You’ll be amazed at how much is accomplished in such a short time.
If Joel Hannover were a superhero his super power would be giving orgasms. Over the years he has honed his natural comfort with women into a sexual ESP. He can conquer the most subdued of women. And, he has a particular knack for unleashing the veiled and repressed.
Read a review of Tommy Boy: A Panty Whisperer Prequel, by Sloane Howell.
Tommy is your typical college student. It is just ask likely that he can be found drinking as studying. CC is not your typical coed. She’s a fan of Star Wars and all the best retro video games, basically she’s the perfect woman. As it goes with young love, the two connect pretty quickly and catch themselves fighting the urge to get too serious too fast.
Read the first chapter of Hooking Up by Helena Hunting.
Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.
Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.
They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.
Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.
The Reading After Dark book blog has received a nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award from Jade from JadeXO. Thank you so much for the nomination. It is truly humbling to receive recognition from a peer blogger.
Blogging isn’t made for the faint hearted. We work long nights and early mornings just to make sure we’re satisfied with our content and site design and it takes a lot of hard work. The Blogger Recognition Award is from bloggers, awarded to other bloggers. It’s a way of showing appreciation for the hard work our fellow peers put into their blogs and content!
Read our review of The Choices I've Made by J.L. Berg.
Jake and Molly have been together since they were kids even planning their interconnected future. When Jake’s mother passes and he decides the only way he can cope is to leave the island. Molly knows that she has to stay. 10 years pass before Jake returns home to settle his father’s affairs, when he arrives he finds things are not the same as when he left. Including his first love’s engagement to his childhood friend Dean. But, everyone's plans change with a blink of an eye.
Read a review of Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland.
The first time Bridget and Simon meet during an uncomfortable chance meeting in the emergency room. Bridget is a patient for a comically awkward reason, and Simon is the attending physician. There may be sparks, but despite his best effort, this is not a laughing matter. The second time Bridget and Simon meet they find out they have unwittingly agreed to be roommates. Bridget has a large home with lots of extra space, but could use a little support in the cash flow department. Simon is looking for a suitable and temporary living arrangement. Their second encounter isn’t any less awkward or uncomfortable. Now these two have to find a way through the discomfort because not only do they live together, but they work together too. Their both professional adults and should be able to make it thought this just fine. Besides, it’s only temporary...right?
Read an excerpt from Stud Finder by Lauren Blakely from 1001 Dark Nights.
I will absolutely find the woman of my dreams, someone who’ll love me for me. Even if my sister thinks I need help dating, I’m confident I can pull this off, courtesy of the great worldwide web.
Let me just hit the upload button right now...
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No. Just no. As a woman and a professional matchmaker, I can't let Dylan Parker run this ad. He’s the catch of all catches. That’s why his sister has asked me to help her ridiculously good-looking, insanely rich, but socially clueless brother find a woman. As a broker of happily ever afters, I’m known as the Stud Finder since I make a great living pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them but will adore them. After all, what woman in her right mind wouldn’t fall in love with Dylan?
Read our review of Time Square by Jana Aston.
Laura just dumped her fiance. The fiance she moved from Iowa to New York to be with. Now, she has a boss she hates, and lives in a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment with three other women. Yes, four women one bathroom is the stuff nightmares are made of. Through a series of unfortunate events she is now having the worst day ever. Of course she has to meet a hot guy on the subway, and of course she has to be wearing a wedding dress.
The romance is a very big genre to categorize. It focuses on the relationship between two people, and ends with an “emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending” (notice that didn’t say happily ever after).
So if you're here you're probably a fan of romance. But why? Well, we asked a bunch of our blogger friends (they read A LOT) why they read romance, and here is what they had to say:
Read our review(s) of TM Frazier's Outskirts.
When Finn finds Sawyer camped out in his front yard he is none too happy. She’s encroaching on his land and his privacy. She’s too innocent and too vulnerable and, she needs to go before Finn is the one taking advantage of her.
Read reviews from April and Aracely for Alessandra Torre's Hollywood Dirty.
Hollywood Dirty is an enemy to lovers tale with the passion that can only be found in the south. Torre connects two characters that cannot be any different, the underachieving Summer with the fantastical Cole Masten (he’s so important people call him by both his names). Their connection starts more like a collision when egos and tempers collide leading to combustible sexual tension.
Read a review of J.M. Darhower's Ghosted.
Ghosted is a wonderful story about young love, following your dreams, and the hope that everyone deserves a second chance. Darhower has given us a story about hard work, family, and she even threw in some pretty steamy sexiness. At the same time and more importantly, she has also given us a story with poignant and visceral commentary on important contemporary issues many families face. Darhower tackles some of the ugly situations of physical abuse, substance abuse, and being a single parent. She does it in a way that will make your heart bleed, but still have hope.
Read an excerpt from Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins.
You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you're the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay's head spin, you've earned the right to your confidence.
When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it's not a suggestion--it's an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don't make it okay.
But I have to admit, she's got talent. She's creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can't help wanting to know everything she thinks. I've never met a more talented chef. And I've never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.
There's only one way this push and pull can end.
With her in my bed, begging for more.
Read a review of Kristen Ashley's Sweet Dreams.
Sweet Dreams is the perfect cross-section of genres to hit my sweet spot. It’s a little sweet. It’s a little funny. It's a little sexy. It’s a little dark. At times, it’s even a little unexpected.
This book was recommend by Natasha Tomic from Natasha is a Book Junkie.
Natasha is a Book Junkie has been one of my favorite blogs for a very long time. I knew that she was a big fan of Kristen Ashley’s from the blog. She mentioned Sweet Dreams in particular several times. And...I can totally see why it’s one of Natasha’s favorite re-reads. I’ve already read it three times. Sweet Dreams is such a robust story that you need to read it more than once just to appreciate it all.
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