Val

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Well hello there, folks.

As said above, my name is Val…or “shameless, bitchy, skank,” if you so prefer. Because, well…I’m a shameless and bitchy skank with no filter and no fuc*ks given.

I have been an active reader since the age of nine when my fourth grade teacher required that we read for 30 minutes a day…and my parents actually made me do it. Needless to say, I love me some Nancy Drew, Judy Blume, and Sweet Valley High.

I read my first… “descriptive” *ahem* romance novel when I was 11 year old. Dear old Dad had clearly NO idea what he was actually buying me. Whoops!

These days, while I have and do occasionally read across all genres, my book drug of choice is Romance – all genres, but especially Paranormal, Sports, Military/Spec Ops, Urban Fantasy, BDSM/dark romance, M/M, historical, and erotica.

If I’m not somewhere reading, you can usually find me running/ellipticizing at the gym, walking around Disneyland with my husband, scouting for new shoes and home decor at the mall, mainlining caffeine at a coffee shop, or trolling the aisles of BevMo. Because WINE.

Otherwise, I hope myself and the other Steamy Reads ladies lead you to some awesome books.

Happy Reading!


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Val’s Recent Reviews

  • Archangel’s Prophecy (Guild Hunter #11) by Nalini Singh

    Archangel’s Prophecy (Guild Hunter #11) by Nalini Singh

    Title: Archangel's Prophecy Series: Guild Hunter Author: Nalini Singh Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: October 30, 2018 Can Standalone?: No, it cannot. Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy.... Midnight and dawn,… Continue reading Archangel’s Prophecy (Guild Hunter #11) by Nalini Singh
  • Cross Breed (Breeds, #23) by Lora Leigh

    Cross Breed (Breeds, #23) by Lora Leigh

    Title: Cross Breed Series: Breeds Series #23 Author: Lora Leigh Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: September 25, 2018 Can Standalone?: Yes, but better read in order. #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Breeds series delivers the novel fans have been waiting for–mixed Coyote/Wolf Breed Cassie Sinclair finally gets her story! It’s been over… Continue reading Cross Breed (Breeds, #23) by Lora Leigh
  • Intercepted by Alexa Martin

    Intercepted by Alexa Martin

    Title: Intercepted Author: Alexa Martin Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: September 4, 2018 Can Standalone?: Yes Marlee thought she scored with the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. Now there's a new player on the horizon and he's in a whole league of his own... Marlee Harper is the… Continue reading Intercepted by Alexa Martin
  • The Wrong Man (Alpha Men #3) by Natasha Anders

    The Wrong Man (Alpha Men #3) by Natasha Anders

    Title: The Wrong Man Series: Alpha Men Author: Natasha Anders Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: September 4, 2018 Can Standalone?: Yes No commitments. No expectations. No way this could possibly go wrong…right? Former special-ops soldier Sam Brand is used to getting what he wants. What he wants is to unbutton the buttoned-down, sweet, and shy… Continue reading The Wrong Man (Alpha Men #3) by Natasha Anders
  • Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2) by Jay Kristoff

    Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2) by Jay Kristoff

    Title: Godsgrave Series: The Nevernight Chronicle Author: Jay Kristoff Genre: Fantasy Release Date: September 5, 2017 Can Standalone?: No, it cannot. A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff. Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our… Continue reading Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2) by Jay Kristoff
  • The Sweetest Oblivion (Made #1) by Danielle Lori

    The Sweetest Oblivion (Made #1) by Danielle Lori

    Title: The Sweetest Oblivion Series: Made Author: Danielle Lori Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: June 20, 2018 Can Standalone?: Yes She’s a romantic at heart, living in the most unromantic of worlds . . . Nicknamed Sweet Abelli for her docile nature, Elena smiles on cue and has a charming response for everything. She’s the… Continue reading The Sweetest Oblivion (Made #1) by Danielle Lori

Val’s Recent Shares

  • A 2107 Recap and Bookish Resolutions for 2018

    A 2107 Recap and Bookish Resolutions for 2018

    Happy New Year, Steamy Peeps! I hope you all got drunk and sloppy rung in the new year safely and responsibly. Before we get into 2018, let’s recap 2017 right quick, eh? 2017 was an interesting year. Personally…professionally…and of course, reading and book-wise – for me at least. Stat-wise, according to goodreads, I read a… Continue reading A 2107 Recap and Bookish Resolutions for 2018
  • BIG Announcement!

    BIG Announcement!

    Big day in the Shameless household today, people. I’m SO excited to share this with you all, you have NO idea. After, years and years of trying, Sir Handyman and I are so proud to announce…   * * * * * Drum roll please…     * * *     I FINALLY convinced… Continue reading BIG Announcement!
  • Val’s Summer Recap

    Val’s Summer Recap

    What up, what up, what up, Steamy peeps! Long time, no talk, no? Sorry. I’ve been busy doing life and shit. And, well, LAZY. Thus no fun posts lately. Plus, Maria and I always say we won’t do any of these “lifestyle” posts unless we actually have the content. And/or the desire lol. TL;DR: we… Continue reading Val’s Summer Recap
  • Val’s Week-Everything Recap: Where I’ve Been Lately…

    Val’s Week-Everything Recap: Where I’ve Been Lately…

    Hey there, Steamy Peeps! Val here. I know, I know, you have probably forgotten who I am, being that I have basically been a total nonentity around here lately. Most of you are probably like, you have been? Followed by: But for those two who care and/or that noticed…here’s the 411… I have a LOT… Continue reading Val’s Week-Everything Recap: Where I’ve Been Lately…
  • Val’s Mid-Week Recap: That Time I Had a Kidney Infection and Was Bitchy About It

    Val’s Mid-Week Recap: That Time I Had a Kidney Infection and Was Bitchy About It

    What’s up steamy peeps? As promised, the CUP COUNT: Two glasses of Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc. Details on the cup count HERE How is everyone doing? I myself am doing not so swell. I have had a kidney infection for going on a month now. How is that possible, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you.… Continue reading Val’s Mid-Week Recap: That Time I Had a Kidney Infection and Was Bitchy About It
  • Val’s Weekend Recap: That Time I Talked about My Supposed Alcoholism

    Val’s Weekend Recap: That Time I Talked about My Supposed Alcoholism

    What up, Steamy peeps?! A more appropriate title for this post would have been: Val’s Weekend AKA Entire Month of February Recap. Because M. I. Fucking. A. But what can I say? I had a busy month. And I’m lazy. Now before we get “started,” I have to tell you this… I recently received a… Continue reading Val’s Weekend Recap: That Time I Talked about My Supposed Alcoholism