ReRead Friday | Butterfly Hunter by Julie Bozza

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It’s Reread Friday time, and this month, I’ve reread Butterfly Hunter by Julie Bozza. I read this when it was fairly new and I remember it as beautiful, but that something bothered me. Not bothered-bothered in a triggering way, but there was something that made me not love it as much as I thought it should be loved, if that makes sense.

Sadly, I feel the same way this time around. The beginning is great, the slow build of Dave and Nicholas’ relationship is beautiful, the butterflies are breathtaking, and if that had been the story, it would’ve been a five-star read for me.

But… here comes the but, and I’m gonna try to word it so it doesn’t ruin the story for anyone who wants to read it. But two men setting out into the outback to find a never before documented butterfly, falling in love while on the quest, and ending up finding the butterfly is a complete story. It’s a story that makes sense to me.

To throw in irrational scenes towards the end to up the drama to a story that’s been flourishing in a gentle, almost magical light, ruins it for me. To have one character go all macho man and publicly stake a claim on the other in a way that made me want to hide behind the pillow and not watch, only to then go directly into the third act breakup yanked me out of the story. I think we should forever ban the third-act breakup in romance stories. And in this case, it was almost a fourth act break up – the story was done.

This would’ve been a favourite of mine if it had ended with them going home to Dave’s to restock and driven out into the outback to live happily ever after instead of going to Dave’s ex for dinner. 

It’s still a great read. Beautiful. Magical. Poetic. With great symbolism of the fragility of life. Stunning. If only it had stopped at the 88% mark 😊

Butterfly Hunter

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ReRead Friday | El Presidio Rides North by Domashita Romero

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So… I watched The Last of Us (May I complain about this dropping one episode-a-week thing HBO got going? It’s like a step back in time when you couldn’t binge. Terrible LOL) and I wrote in my newsletter (it might have been in Ofelia’s newsletter, I’m a little confused at the moment) that if you like it too, check out Ten Simple Tips for Surviving the Apocalypse by Cari Z. And I meant to do that. I was gonna reread it, but when I opened my reading app on my phone, I didn’t have it there, and I was too lazy to search for it in the folder I have on my laptop with ebooks I’ve downloaded and send it to my phone (yes, I’m sure there are smart ways to keep things in a cloud where I can access it all the time, but I’m not there yet). So I ended up rereading El Presidio Rides North by Domashita Romero instead.

Very few zombie books have made it onto my read shelf, but this one is funny! It’s a bit dated. I don’t know when it was first released – 2011, just checked, and you can tell. But we’re in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, so it hardly matters.

Road trip, zombies, and an insane guy in an RV.

When I first read it, it was a free read, then it was in Less Than Three Press’ catalogue for a while, but now I can only find it over at But it’s there for anyone who wants to read! And may I suggest that you do? 😊

El Presidio Rides North

El Presidio rides northOn the verge of death by zombie in a public restroom, a young man is saved at the last minute by a shovel—and the intriguing man who wields it. A man who doesn’t really want company, and definitely isn’t interested in sharing names. But ‘Mercury’ also comes with an RV that doubles as a zombie-proof fortress, and almost any company is better than none—even if that company has a cute nickname for his nailgun, and inflicts him with the name ‘Gaga’.

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ReRead Friday | Hunter of Demons


It’s Reread Friday time! This month, I’ve read Hunter of Demons by Jordan L Hawk. It’s been many years since I first read it, and I’ve always meant to continue the series but haven’t. 

So now I reread it intending to continue to book two, but… I like this, but my memory of it is that I LOVED it, and now I’m like… eh… 

As I remembered it Gray was more like McClane in J. Fally’s Bone Rider which is one of my all-time favourite stories. So maybe I’m being unfair, and maybe he get more like that in the coming stories, but when I reached the end I had a was-that-all feeling. In my memories, Gray made more of an impression on me.

But! I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading this story. It’s great! Gray is a demon hunter who has been around for a really long time. He inhabits dead bodies, but when he jumps body to Caleb, he doesn’t stay dead. His sister-in-law is doing CPR until he wakes up again, and Gray finds himself inside a living body. It’s a cool story. And I should read the rest, I will read the rest, but maybe not right now as I’d planned.

Hunter of Demons

Hunter of Demons“The SPECTR series is paranormal romance with bite, for readers who’re looking for something a little extraordinary.” – The Novel Approach Reviews

What happens when an exorcist falls in love with a demon he’s sworn to destroy?

Caleb Jansen’s life is going from bad to worse. First he’s possessed by an opinionated vampire spirit who drinks the blood of demons, then pursued by a fundamentalist group who want him dead.

His only hope is hotshot federal exorcist John Starkweather…the last man Caleb should be falling for, and the only one he wants in his bed.