This is it, the final month of my 2022 reading challenge. Because I have already read so much this year I have decided to break my favorite annual post (my reading list) into a monthly series. This year on Hunkiedorië I released more book content than I ever have in the past. Let me know what you think. Do you have any suggestions on what I should read next?

I pushed myself to read more Christmas themed books, but it was difficult to find a crossover between my love of PNR and holiday themed stories. After getting a few holiday titles under my belt I let myself wander and just read what I wanted which did happen to lead me to a few more Holiday stories in the end which surprisingly still fed into my love of PNR books.

I hope you have had as much fun as I have reading this year, thank you for following along. I hope you new year ends in your very own happily ever after!

You can find my full 2022 reading list on my Amazon storefront by clicking here!

Disclaimer: there may be a few spoilers; if you read on you have been warned.

What I’ve read so far:

My January Reading List

My February Reading List

My March Reading List

My April Reading List

My May Reading List

My June Reading List

My July Reading List P1

My July Reading List P2

My August Reading List

My September Reading List

My October Reading List

My November Reading List

You can find a full listing of all the books I read on my Amazon page, just click here!

And now…may I present…

My December 2022 Reading List

Jacob T. Marley

by R. William Bennett

“Marley was dead to begin with . . .”
These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge?

Or had he?

Written with a voice reminiscent of Dickens, Jacob T. Marley is a masterfully crafted story sure to become a Christmas favorite.

Hunkiedorië Review: The language and pace of this book may be a little tough to keep up with for the casual reader, this is very much written in a tone that Dickens would have used. I am glad I decided to listen to this book so I could keep a good pace throughout the story, which was wonderful! This book was so heartwarming, an absolutely wonderful way to kick off the holiday season.

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When She’s Merry

by Ruby Dixon

Homesteading on the remote farm planet Risda III can be lonely. So when I notice that my neighbor isn’t doing so well, I ask for help to give her a Christmas celebration to brighten her spirits.

Unfortunately, the person helping me is Sinath, the most infuriating male alien ever. He’s got a weird sense of humor. He doesn’t know what a Christmas tree is. He even tried to exterminate my pet rodent.

And he keeps staring at my mouth and yet refuses to kiss me. The nerve.

But Sinath is easy to be around, corny jokes and all. He knows just what my friend is going through. And he’s a surprisingly good snuggler.

This is either going to be a complete disaster…or the merriest holiday ever.

Hunkiedorië Review: I laughed through this entire thing. As always ruby crushed another sweet short story that gets you right in the feels. LOVED IT

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Yuled by the Orcs (Orc Sworn #7.5)

by Finley Fenn

In a world of orcs and powerful men, Lydia is a shy, widowed washerwoman, forgotten and alone — until the day the orc drops in, with a full sack of laundry on his back.

He’s tall, rangy, and utterly confounding, with his silver hair, his deep jolly laugh, and his twinkling, coal-black eyes. And when he offers to bring Lydia great joy, it’s a gift that just keeps giving, drawing her ever deeper into his wicked, wondrous charms…

At least, until he invites her to spend Yule at his cozy, candlelit cabin. And when Lydia arrives, he offers her a brand-new gift, wrapped in a pretty red bow…

Another orc.
A stranger.
For her… merriment.

And he’s the biggest, most terrifying monster she’s ever seen in her life.

Will Lydia refuse her hideous gift, and run alone into the cold winter’s night? Or can she find joy with a monster… or maybe even a home?

Hunkiedorië Review: Smut for smuts sake, but at this point I know what to expect from Finley Fenns books and have come to terms with it. As long as she keeps publishing these I will probably keep reading them, but I am not sure I really recommend them to anyone.

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Taken by the Alien Next Door (Aliens Among Us #1)

by Tiffany Roberts

An undercover alien. A curvy human female he’s desperate to claim. One month to make her his.

Tabitha Mathews has never had much luck with men. Her past relationships only left her heart aching and her self-esteem beaten down. But who needs them? She’s doing just fine on her own. She has a booming home business, an adorable, mischievous dog, and she just became a first-time homeowner…right next door to the hottest man she’s ever seen.

Oh, did she mention that he happens to be an alien? An alien with dreamy, glowing eyes, wicked fangs and claws, and a tail.

But she’s not supposed to know that, and only finds out after her wonderfully considerate dog leaves a big, odorous gift in her neighbor’s back yard—which promptly results in her being kidnapped.

Now she’s tied to the alien’s bed, because of course he’s come to Earth in search of a mate—and he wants Tabitha to fill that role. More specifically, he wants her to carry his baby.

Saying he’s moving fast seems like a bit of an understatement. Is Tabitha willing to accept her alien abductor as a mate? Is she ready to be a mother?

And he’s generous enough to give her four whole weeks to decide.

It’s not like it’s the biggest decision of her life or anything…right?

Hunkiedorië Review: I’ve been on a bit of a Tiffany Roberts kick lately. I was torn between reading what I love (PNR) and finding holiday themed books. This did a bit of both, although it didn’t come right out as holiday themed, there was a bit of winter-esq things going on.

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Claimed by the Alien Bodyguard (Aliens Among Us #2)

by Tiffany Roberts

A retired alien bodyguard. A luscious human female he craves. He’ll do whatever it takes to make her his by Christmas.

Gabriela Romero is a single mother struggling to make ends meet. With Christmas fast approaching, she’s lost work, she’s late on rent, and the zeroes in her bank account are on the wrong side of the decimal point. Fortunately, she has a couple bright spots in her life—her amazing daughter, Ana, and her brief interactions with her gorgeous neighbor from across the street, Mason Lee.

He’s big, strong, kind, and he’s great with Ana. Plus, he looks at Gabriela like he wants to devour her. How could a man like him be real? When he finally asks her out—and an unexpected job comes her way—it seems Gabriela’s luck is finally turning around.

Until the universe decides to give her a reality check and disaster strikes.

In Gabriela’s most desperate moments, Mason rushes to the rescue. But her savior isn’t what he seems. He’s a seven-foot-tall alien with horns and glowing violet eyes. Did she run into the arms of an otherworldly demon or will this unusual being save Christmas—and claim Gabriela’s heart in the process?

Hunkiedorië Review: Liked book one, LOVED book two. This was so stinking sweet! And had the added bonus of being Christmas themed.

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Stalked by the Alien Assassin (Aliens Among Us #3)

by Tiffany Roberts

An alien assassin. A tempting human female he can’t resist. Will she allow a killer to claim her?

Avery Watson moved to Denver to escape her controlling mother. Sure, it’s not easy, and she has to budget every penny, but her new friends don’t care if she doesn’t wear makeup, don’t glare at her if she laughs too loud or snorts. For the first time, she’s content.

But then she meets Hunter Coleman.

This powerful, mysterious man isn’t the sort that small, freckled, awkward women like Avery usually attract. His intense eyes follow her every move. She should be worried, but he makes her feel safe. He makes her feel…wanted.

Yet Hunter is even more dangerous than he seems… And he’s not a man at all. He’s everything Avery should fear—he’s everything she desires. And he’ll stop at nothing to make her his lifemate.

There’s just one problem—he’s not the only one targeting her, and his rivals don’t have Avery’s best interests in mind.

Hunkiedorië Review: Book two is still my favorite but this series as a whole is very fun. Book three is packed with excitement while stumbling through the hilarity of watching a hardened alien assassin trying to navigate dating a human woman.

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My Chameleon Mate (Iriduan Universe Love Stories #1)

by Susan Trombley


I accidentally launched an escape pod on my miserable honeymoon—with me on it—and crash-landed in the middle of an alien jungle on a forbidden “emerging civilization” planet, breaking about a hundred Cosmic Syndicate laws.

Oh, and I robbed a hot lizard guy with sexy black eyes, the most colorful scales I’ve ever seen, and a powerful prehensile tail that curls up like a cinnamon roll.

Even though I can’t understand anything he’s saying, my new reptilian friend turns out to be as sweet as honey and spicier than the seasoning he used on the meat I stole from his camp, and after he risks his own life to save mine, he decides he wants to keep me.

I’m perfectly okay with that, but I have a feeling my philandering husband will object.

Author’s Note:
This sweet story takes place in the Iriduan Test Subjects universe, but doesn’t feature any of the characters from that series. It is also a shorter (70K words), lighter read than the books in that series. You don’t need to have read that series to follow along with this story. See my website for content warnings.

Hunkiedorië Review: Cute and different. This was another one from a weird book list found on social and I decided what the heck and gave it a try. A quick easy read with a HAE.

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My Foxy Mate (Iriduan Universe Love Stories #2)

by Susan Trombley


Sell over a million dollars of programmable hover vacs in a month, get a hefty commission check, and win an all-expenses paid trip to Ubaid Space Station.

That’s the promise, and I deliver on my end of the bargain. What I get for my trouble is a “supervised” guided tour of the station, surrounded by other humans.

I came for the extraterrestrial experience, not the poorly cooked chicken parmesan in the Earth-centric resort restaurant. So, who can blame me if I slip my leash by bribing the tour guide to let me escape yet another mind-numbingly boring museum trip?

After an encounter with a gray alien lands me a hot tip on the best place to find excitement on this station, I end up in a bar in the most dangerous sector of the Leisure Ring. I also meet the extraterrestrial of my dreams—at least, he can be for the remainder of my vacation.

Yes, he’s an Okihan, known as a “fox-man” to us humans, and yes, he looks very roguish, even with that super fluffy tail of his, but he reassures me that he’s not a pirate. He works for the Cosmic Syndicate, all official-like.

He’s charming, rakish, and probably more than a little disreputable, and I might be playing in a much larger sandbox than I’m accustomed to, but I just can’t resist giving in to his flirtation.

I came to Ubaid Space Station searching for adventure, and Suda Eran promises to take me on one, but I probably shouldn’t trust him, because the more time I spend with him, the more I realize that he’s already stealing my heart.

Hunkiedorië Review: I LOVE ALIEN PIRATES. Seriously I think this is my favorite PNR theme this year. The cunning and swagger of these types of characters are unparalleled. This book is hands down my favorite of the series.

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My Primal Mate (Iriduan Universe Love Stories #3)

by Susan Trombley


My new next-door neighbor looks like a demon—and acts like one too!

Most of the Akrellians now living on Earth after saving humanity from an alien invasion are super polite. The red-scaled, black-quilled behemoth living next door is a notable exception, and he doesn’t bother to return my enthusiastic greeting with anything more than an impatient growl.

But I know the secret to making friends, and that secret is a dozen red velvet cupcakes with cute monster faces on them, just in time for Halloween. The grumpy, smoldering volcano of a male might pretend he’s not interested in my offering, but he can’t resist my sweet treats for long.

Of course, he might just be too hot to handle, because this Akrellian serves a darker Dancer, and the drumbeats from his primal song draw me to the domineering and demanding male while his wild howl thrills my blood—even as it sends me fleeing. When he gives chase, I try not to reveal how eager I am to be caught.

It’s just too bad that he believes I’m an assassin who tried to poison him.


This Halloween holiday romance features a grumpy hero and a sunshine heroine discovering that opposites not only attract, but can complement each other and find harmony together in a fun, quick read (approximately 66K words) that is set in the Iriduan Test Subjects universe but has a lighter and more comedic tone. You don’t need to have read the Iriduan Test Subjects series to read this series, though there are occasional references to events and characters from that series.

Hunkiedorië Review: Meh, funny but not my favorite. The Akrellian MMC is a little too intense for my tastes.

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase

by Cynthia Hand

On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . .

Hunkiedorië Review: Loved this new spin on a classic. This reimagining of Charles Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol’ is sweet, fresh and absolutely threw me for a loop with that ending. Not the HAE I would’ve hoped for but a well rounded story overall.

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James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He’s very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. . . At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects – all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH, and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There’s only one way to find out . . . 

Hunkiedorië Review: I listed to Harry Potter almost every night as I try to fall asleep and I was looking for a new magical children’s story to add to that mix when ‘James and the Giant Peach’ came up on my recommended books list. It was fun reading this for the first time after loving the movie version for so long. However, I know this was written in a different time but the casual approach to a very upsetting and abusive treatment of children in this book and the subsequent Roald Dahl books I read was shocking, and something that often outweighed how much I was wanting to like the rest of the story. I am sure that this in part is due to the wonderful job the narrator did at conveying the terror and heartbreak James was experiencing.

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Treasure of the Abyss (The Kraken #1)

by Tiffany Roberts


Despite her longing for the sea, Macy has clung to the safety of land for half her life, devoting herself to her daily routine — until she agrees to go sailing with a childhood friend. Her fears come to fruition when a sudden storm capsizes their boat, rekindling her old terror. She awakens to a rescuer who is anything but human — and he refuses to let her go. Treated like a curiosity and a possession, she’s desperate to go home. Yet Macy is undeniably drawn to this strange creature. Can she give up her old life, her family and friends, to embrace this adventure…and Jax?


Jax the Wanderer is a hunter, an explorer, and an oddity among his kind. While other kraken are content near their dens, Jax is driven by a deep need to journey far and wide, discovering the unknown corners of the sea. Macy challenges everything he’s known; she is the most alluring creature he’s ever seen on his travels. He must possess her, though he knows it can only end in disaster. How much is he willing to forsake for the female he desires?

Hunkiedorië Review: I was very nervous when I decided to read a kraken themed series. Not, sure I was ready for whatever smut was held between these pages but I was pleasantly surprised that that wasn’t the case at all anywhere in all seven of these books. They are sweet and straightforward alien romance.

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Jewel of the Sea (The Kraken #2)

by Kimberly Lemming


Three months ago, Aymee had no idea the kraken — half-human sea dwellers — even existed. Now, the violet eyes of the kraken Arkon haunt her imagination, and she longs to know his touch. But word of his people has spread beyond The Watch, and Aymee’s attraction to Arkon may endanger the safety of human and kraken alike. To protect him, can she bring herself to forsake him? Is her desire for Arkon worth putting both their worlds at risk?


Arkon has spent his life in the pursuit of knowledge. Then he met Aymee and found a new quest: to make her his. She inspires him, draws him in, dominates his thoughts. When he finally builds the courage to approach her, she’s everything he imagined and more. But a group of murderous humans are hunting the kraken, and continued contact with Aymee may destroy them both. Now that he’s tasted her sweetness, he can’t give her up…but can he risk his world and his people to satisfy his need for her?

Hunkiedorië Review: Loved Arkon and Aymee, and the world Tiffany Roberts has created in these books. I could spend months reading books about exploring all these abandoned military facilities.

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Hunter of the Tide (The Kraken #3)

by Tiffany Roberts

He’s spent years as a hunter, but now he’s the one ensnared in a creature’s trap.

Ketahn did not want a mate. Fate has a different plan for him. When the queen he despises declares her intention to claim him, he retreats into the jungle.

What he finds there changes his world.

Small, delicate, and pale skinned, Ivy Foster is nothing like the females Ketahn has known. She’s not of his kind at all. Yet the moment he sees her, he knows the truth in his soul—she is his heartsthread.

And now that he has her, he won’t let anything take her away. Not the jungle, not the gods, not the queen and her warriors.

Whether Ivy agrees or not, their webs are entangled. No one will ever sever those threads.

Hunkiedorië Review: Wasn’t sure how I would feel about a human male paired with a kraken female but it totally worked here and I ended up liking this story a lot.

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Heart of the Deep (The Kraken #4)

by Tiffany Roberts


Larkin has spent almost a year hunting the monstrous kraken in the hope that they knew the whereabouts of her missing brother. Her efforts finally come to fruition when she and the other rangers capture three of the beasts — but the reality is nothing like the stories they’ve been told, and the kraken are not the monsters she expected. Dracchus awes her, captivates her, and makes her long for things she’d never dared dream. With tensions between their people escalating, can she jeopardize everything by trusting him? Is a taste of him worth her life?


Dracchus has risked himself countless times for the sake of his people, doing anything and everything to protect and provide for them. Between the vocal, anti-human kraken at home and the hunters prowling the seas, everything is falling apart around him. But when he meets Larkin, he allows himself hope — hope for a mate of his own, for a family of his own. She is his match, unlike any female he’s ever known. To have her, he’ll have to endanger her, along with all those he’s come to care for. After years of selflessness, how much is he willing to gamble to fulfill his own desires?

Hunkiedorië Review: Dracchus is hands down my favorite character and although I loved his story with Larkin I wish they could’ve gotten a better ending solving her medical issues and giving them a better HAE.

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Rising from the Depths (The Kraken #5)

by Tiffany Roberts

A broken woman in need of healing. A stubborn kraken seeking redemption.

Two years after a bloody battle nearly tore his people apart, Kronus finds himself plagued with guilt and without a place to truly call home. And when he saves a blue-eyed human from a razorback, his world is once again turned upside-down. Though he once opposed relations with her kind, he is undeniably drawn to Eva’s pain, loss, and inner strength. He will do anything to protect her — and to possess her.

Eva had a perfect life. But a few seconds of blood and terror took everything away. Left disabled and alone, she sinks deeper into despair every day — until the ochre kraken who saved her forces his way into her life. She wants nothing to do with the overbearing, gruff, and pushy Kronus…at least at first. With neither of them ready to let go of the past, how can they hope for a future together?

Hunkiedorië Review: It was great to see Kronus’ character pull a total 180, who doesn’t love a redemption story.

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Fallen from the Stars (The Kraken #6)

by Tiffany Roberts

Vasil has spent his life serving the needs of his people, denying his own desires — until a star falls from the sky. He follows its fiery trail and finds the unexpected: a mysterious human female. She is his chance at having the mate, the family for which he’s longed. But when he discovers her connection to the organization that created and enslaved his ancestors, he must decide if claiming his happiness is worth the risk of exposing the kraken.

Stranded on an unknown planet, Theodora Velenti has limited supplies and no way to call for help. Hopeless, the arrival of a half-man, half-octopus alien doesn’t seem like an improvement. But despite his differences, Theo finds herself drawn to him. Giving in to Vasil’s advances means accepting that the life she knew is gone forever. Can she give up a chance of rescue or is what she and Vasil feel for each other real?

Hunkiedorië Review: Theo and Kane are the comedy gold in this book. My heart broke for Vasil to learn that he had been suffering so much and it was a lot of fun to dive into the life of this quiet character.

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Lover from the Waves (The Kraken #7)

by Tiffany Roberts

Vasil has spent his life serving the needs of his people, denying his own desires — until a star falls from the sky. He follows its fiery trail and finds the unexpected: a mysterious human female. She is his chance at having the mate, the family for which he’s longed. But when he discovers her connection to the organization that created and enslaved his ancestors, he must decide if claiming his happiness is worth the risk of exposing the kraken.

Stranded on an unknown planet, Theodora Velenti has limited supplies and no way to call for help. Hopeless, the arrival of a half-man, half-octopus alien doesn’t seem like an improvement. But despite his differences, Theo finds herself drawn to him. Giving in to Vasil’s advances means accepting that the life she knew is gone forever. Can she give up a chance of rescue or is what she and Vasil feel for each other real?

Hunkiedorië Review: I wasn’t sure how I felt about a senior romance story, but it was sweet with the most stressfully exciting end!

Click here to buy Lover from the Waves on Amazon

Claimed by an Alien Warrior

by Tiffany Roberts

An otherworldly warrior desperate to escape Earth. A curvy human female who’s his only hope—and his deepest desire.

After losing her job, apartment, and boyfriend in one afternoon, Zoey doesn’t think things can get any worse. Then an uninvited passenger—green, four-armed, and sexy as sin—proves her wrong by dragging her into his frantic escape. Helping Rendash is the right thing to do, but it means becoming a fugitive and risking the only things she has left—her life, and her heart.

Weakened by years of captivity and torture, Rendash, an elite aligarii warrior, seizes his only opportunity for freedom. Alone in an alien wasteland, he seeks the aid of a human, one of the very species that imprisoned him. But he finds himself inexplicably drawn to Zoey, and his need to protect her soon wars with his mission to return to his homeworld.

With a shadowy government agency pursuing them, Zoey and Rendash must race across the country before he is recaptured, and she is thrown in a dark cell as a traitor to her kind. But their greatest obstacle may be the most unlikely—their insatiable attraction to one another.

Hunkiedorië Review: This stand alone book was sweet, funny and exciting. Everything I love in a story all topped off with an almost perfect HEA…except does no one else think Zoey should have told her sweet and supportive friend that she was alright?!

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Twas the Night Before No-Poison Day (Icehome #9.5)

by Ruby Dixon

A short little tale about the holiday at Icehome.

Hunkiedorië Review: I was thrilled when I explored Ruby Dixon’s website on Christmas day and found a whole listing of free short stories available for download. It was the perfect way to cap off my big reading year by revisiting my favorite characters.

Click here to download Twas the Night Before No-Poison Day

A Gift for Drenol (Ice Planet Barbarians #16.25)

by Ruby Dixon

Drenol hates the holidays. Lukti doesn’t understand why and decides that Drenol needs a friend.

A free holiday short story for fans of Ruby Dixon.
Probably meant to be read post Barbarian’s Beloved.

Hunkiedorië Review: Drenaol is a grump but I just want to squeeze Lutki for being the sweetest little blue baby on Not Hoth.

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A Gift (Ice Planet Barbarians #17.2)

by Ruby Dixon

A Gift is a short story set after The Barbarian Before Christmas. It was written as the grand prize in 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway run by the facebook fanpage Ruby Dixon’s – Blue Barbarian Babes. The winner choose the topic and couple featured in the story.

Hunkiedorië Review: This story was a gift! Loved it!

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Rukhar’s Story (Ice planet barbarians #13.1)

by Ruby Dixon

A short story set after book eleven, Barbarian’s Redemption, in the Ice Planet Barbarians series. It is part of the Bedtime Stories short story series, which are published on Ruby Dixon’s facebook page.
It features Rukh and Rukhar.

Hunkiedorië Review: This was my favorite of all three bedtime stories, but Rukhar is one of my top ten favorite IPB men. He is just the absolute sweetest.

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Joden’s Story (Ice Planet Barbarians #15.1)

by Ruby Dixon

Joden’s Story is a short story set after book fourteen, Barbarian’s Rescue, in the Ice Planet Barbarians series. It is part of the Bedtime Stories short story series, which are published on Ruby Dixon’s facebook page.
It features Josie, Joha and Joden.

Hunkiedorië Review: Joden and fam have never really been my favorites. It was cute and Im glad I read it.

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Talie’s Story (Ice planet barbarians #16.1)

by Ruby Dixon

Talie’s Story is a short story takes place after the fifteenth book, Barbarian’s Tease, of the Ice Planet Barbarians series. It is part of the Bedtime Stories short story series, which were published on Ruby Dixon’s facebook page.
It features Talie, Vekka, and Georgie.

Hunkiedorië Review: I felt everything Georgie was feeling throughout this story. Her girls are strong, kind and smart; she and Vektal should be so proud.

Click here to download Talie’s Bedtime Story

A Corsair Brothers Yule (Corsair Brothers #3.5)

by Ruby Dixon

A Corsair Brothers Yule is a Holiday Novella on Ruby Dixon’s website.

Hunkiedorië Review: CORSAIRSSSSSSSS!!!! I nearly choked when I found out they had a published story I hadn’t yet read.

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Contaminated (Gennekt #1)

by Amanda Milo

The people of my planet are under a devastating genetic curse. To treat the disease’s effects, we’ve turned to cultivating a rare flower. That’s my occupation: raising and studying this flower. That’s precisely what I’m doing the daycycle that an alien drops into our research plot, approaches our plant… And cuts my flower’s head off, stealing the bloom. **Note: This 37K, standalone story is intended for readers 18+ due to romantic elements. There is no cheating. There is a Happily Ever After, because this is a sci-fi retelling of Beauty and the Beast–you have to have an HEA. (There is, however, no singing cutlery.) ***Important Note II: No unicorns were harmed in the making of this story.

Hunkiedorië Review: Book two of this series

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Contagion (Gennekt #2)

by Amanda Milo

One OCD neat freak alien.
One human woman.
Both are abducted and held captive in a very unsterile environment.
What more could go wrong?
Simmi: I’ve broken free and I’ve also freed the human who was held captive with me. But I don’t know where we are, and I don’t know where my home is. The local wildlife may be smaller than I am, and maybe they don’t have fangs near as large as mine, but I’m still terrified. My issues with germs–and my uncompromising avoidance of all the things that I’m afraid of coming into contact with–is going to get me killed in this wilderness.
Thankfully, Aurora lets me follow her.
Thankfully, she seems to know the way out of this endless and inhospitable woodland and desert biome.
But by the end of our journey, she’ll suspect she’s harboring a contagion. I have no way to know it, but she’s afraid to tell me. Afraid of how I’ll react once I find out what she’s carrying.

***Note: This 40K, Standalone story is intended for readers 18+ due to romantic elements and adult themes. There is no cheating. There is one really germphobic alien. Thankfully, there’s also a really understanding woman who is starting to fall for him. Spoiler: They’re totally gonna have a Happily Ever After… just as soon as they can get off this planet that’s trying to kill them.

Hunkiedorië Review: This book popped up on someones top ten recap on TikTok and the cover caught my attention, paired with the description provided I couldn’t refuse. I laughed so hard through this book I wish I could read ten more just like it. It gave off very Tucker and Dale vs Evil vibes.

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by Roald Dahl

“The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

Hunkiedorië Review: I listened to this on audio book and the narrator was astounding. She really pulled me in to the story, but broke my heart giving voice to these mistreated and sometimes abused children. However, this book was a perfect ending to my big reading year because it was so book focused. I am thinking I will try a Matilda challenge next year and read all the books mentioned in this story.

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Well…that’s it, I did it. By the end of 2022 I have read 310 books. I loved every minute and every page. Thank you for joining me on my reading adventure, I hope this has inspired you to pick up a book and introduced you to some new authors. I am exciting to keep reading in abundance next year, but I will be trying to balance my schedule with some new hobbies as well. Follow me on Goodreads to keep up with my progress in 2023 or for more suggestions! Shout out to my coworkers, Tori and Kelsey who introduced me to the Goodreads app, which totally changed the game this year.

You can find a full listing of all the books I read on my Amazon page, just click here!

Didn’t see your favorite book or author my my monthly lists this year? Let me know! I am already building up my 2023 TBR shelves and love to hear from you.

My Top 5 Reads of 2022 (thus far)-Counting series as one because it is getting too hard to choose just one (or five) book(s)

  1. Corsair/Corsair Brothers/Risdaverse (series)
  2. Ice Planet Barbarians/Ice Home (series)
  3. The Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac (series)
  4. Bonds That Tie (series)
  5. Dragon Kin (series)

My Top 5 Reads of 2021

  1. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (Theodoa Goss)
  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me (Julia Quinn)
  3. The Toll (Neal Shusterman)
  4. The Midnight Library (Matt Haig)
  5. The Immortals (Jordanna Max Brodsky)

My Top 5 Reads of 2020

  1. Mr. Dickens and His Carol (Samantha Silva)
  2. Scythe (Neal Shusterman)
  3. Thunderhead (Neal Shusterman)
  4. The Vine Witch (Luanne G. Smith)
  5. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)

My Top 5 Reads of 2019

  1. The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)
  2. Strange Practice (Vivian Shaw)
  3. Dreadful Company (Vivian Shaw)
  4. Grave Importance (Vivian Shaw)
  5. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

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