March Featured Reads
Ah, March. It’s that time of year again when the weather begins to warm and the days get longer. And it’s always the perfect time to dig into a new read or revisit an old favorite.
March Madness: Books Featuring Mad Characters
If you’re looking for a good book about madness this month, here are two classic titles worth checking out:
• Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart (1843) tells the story of an unnamed narrator who murders an old man because he is driven mad by his victim’s “evil eye” – only to find himself haunted by his victim’s vengeful ghost afterward.
• Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), one of literature’s most famous mad scientists, tells the story of Victor Frankenstein and his creation – a creature so feared and misunderstood that he becomes consumed with rage (see what I did there, used mad in terms of rage) and hatred for humanity after being rejected by them.
March brings us more than just warmer weather; it also brings us plenty of madness!
Check out these featured March reads:
A Streak of Lightning by Michelle M. Pillow
Lightning isn’t the only thing streaking in small-town Wisconsin.
Warlock Raibeart MacGregor is on the prowl and looking for his true love. He has only one question for any lassie he meets, “Will ya marry me?” With his sanity often questioned by those who know him best, Raibeart believes there is a method to his madness. At least he hopes so. He’s convinced his true love exists, but he just can’t seem to find her.
Plagued by nightmares, he’s compelled to run himself to exhaustion each night to keep them at bay. The fact that he prefers to drop the kilt while doing so is just a bonus. But when those nightmares begin to bleed into reality, he realizes the woman he’s been searching for is literally the one tormenting his dreams.
Katherine Galbraith has been imprisoned by magick for so long that she can’t even remember what her crime was beyond the vague impression that she once loved a warlock. Bound to a world that never changes, she spends her days wishing for an end. But when prison walls begin to crack, she must decide if she wants a second chance at lost love or if that love is the reason for all her suffering.
Diver’s Heart by K.A. Knight
The first time I met Tyler Lucas, I was seventeen. All it took was one summer to fall in love with him…but I fell hard, too hard, and not just for him…
A series of bad choices and actions causes me to leave him and our family behind. I have to find myself once again, and to do that I must dive deep.
At twenty-four, I’m a world-class diver and explorer, one of the best. But when my newest job collides with my past, will we be able to work together, especially with the stakes so high?
Down below, things can easily go wrong, and when they do, we only have two options—work together to survive, or fall apart and die.
Down we go, right into the abyss.
Sinners’ Playground by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
I hate the Harlequin boys.
Fox, JJ, Chase and Maverick. The four names tattooed onto my heart more permanently than the ink on my skin.
Once upon a time, they broke my heart, stole my life and sent me away from everything I’d ever known.
But they don’t just live in this town anymore, they rule it. And the view here may be beautiful, but the sun, sea and sand hide dark secrets.
It all lurks beneath a veil so thin that once you’ve seen through it, you can never close your eyes to the truth again. But I don’t plan on closing my eyes.
I have four devils set in my sights. And this dead girl no longer has anything to lose.
This is an enemies to lovers dark romance where the girl will end up with multiple love interests and all of the characters are in their late twenties. TW: this series features gangs, violence, dark romance and jealous/possessive themes.
Ruthless Creatures by J.T. Geissinger
Five years ago, my fiancé disappeared. He left me with a wedding dress I’d never wear. Left me with the kind of scars that can’t be healed. The man I built my future on vanished like a ghost. All that remained were my broken heart and a million unanswered questions.
Until a mysterious stranger arrives in town.
Tall, dark, and dangerous, Kage is as full of secrets as he is sex appeal. Though I know he’s hiding something, I’m drawn to him like a moth to flame.
Heat crackles between us with every look, desire flares into passion, and I fall hard, helpless to resist.
But then I discover he’s been sent to collect on an unpaid debt from my missing fiancé…
Crazy for You by Mandy M. Roth and Kennedy Kovit
Meredith is home again, ready to settle down in her small town and open the antique shop she’s always dreamed of owning. She’s had enough of powerful men trying to use her and wants to simply fade away from the dating scene and enjoy life. When she runs into the diner’s new owner, she quickly realizes her master plan might have been premature.
Landry left life in the fast lane for life on Main Street. He’s sworn off women for a while. They’re nothing but trouble. Meredith is no exception. In fact, he’s pretty sure she’s not quite right in the head, but for some reason he gets her offbeat, whimsical behavior and craves it, not to mention she’s smokin’ hot and oozes sex appeal. It’s hard to fight nature’s pull even while chanting, “I’ve sworn off women.”
Fire in His Blood by Ruby Dixon
Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons – once creatures of legend – are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety.
Claudia’s a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she’s left as bait in dragon territory. She only has one chance to survive – to somehow ‘tame’ a dragon and get it to obey her.
Except the dragon that finds her is as wild and brutal as any other…and he’s not interested in obeying.
What he is interested in is a mate.