What I’m Reading: Sophie Jackson

As any voracious reader knows, there are so many books out there, it can be hard to choose just what to read next. So what could be better than a hand-picked recommendation from someone in the know? Every Wednesday the XOXOAD team likes to find out what some of its favorite authors are reading. To that end, we’ve asked Sophie Jackson, author of An Ounce of Hope, the third installment in the Pound of Flesh series, to tell us what she’s been burying her nose in these days!


9781476795607What am I reading?

Oh, how I wish I was! Just recently, I’ve been unable to start a new book due to work commitments and writing my own. As a result, my TBR pile is now officially gargantuan. I’ve picked a couple of books that are currently sitting on my night stand waiting to be devoured and a couple that I managed to read a couple of months ago. I love all kinds of books, from romance to thrillers and everything in between. Basically I’m greedy and I want all the books!

Back in October, I managed to read After You by Jojo Moyes. Seriously, this woman could release just about anything and I’d read it. She’s phenomenal. After You is the follow up to Moyes’ first heart crushing novel, Me Before You, and it doesn’t disappoint. Her words kill me and heal me all at once. If you aren’t familiar with her work, buy her stuff immediately. You’re welcome.

Part and Parcel by Abigail Roux is a fabulous read. The third book in the Sidewinder series, which is an offset from the equally brilliant Cut and Run series is an M/M story that gets the blood pumping and the heart bursting. I never believed I’d get swept up in a gay romance, but Roux has a way with words that leave you helpless. I love these ex-marine boys so very much. Start with Cut and Run and fall in love with Ty Grady and Zane Garrett before starting the Sidewinder books. You won’t be sorry.

The first book on my TBR list is Bloodkiss: Black Dagger Legacy by J. R. Ward. I am obsessed with this woman’s work and the Blackdagger Brotherhood books are phenomenal. I adore them all and can’t wait to get my teeth into this newest edition. The plot sounds amazing and the inclusion of six plus feet leather clad vampires in it makes me feel things. Awesome!

The next book on my TBR list is Kate Baxter’s The Last True Vampire: Last True Vampire 1. As with J. R. Ward, I love dark paranormal books, and the steamier the better! Michael Aristov is the last true vampire and he sounds very, very sexy! I can’t wait to get my teeth into this one.

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An Ounce of Hope

An Ounce of Hope

Sophie Jackson

Max O'Hare can't seem to let go of his past: his drug habit, the end of his relationship with Lizzie Jordan, the woman he knows he'll never get over, and the loss of their unborn son. After successfully completing rehab and learning to explore his deepest fears and dreams through painting, Max meets Grace Brooks. With her innate optimism, and her love of art and photography, Grace appears to be the perfect girl. Yet no one knows where she came from, or why she keeps her past so closely guarded. Over time, Max and Grace gradually allow each other in--but will he ever be able to fully let go of his past? Or will his heart remain closed forever?

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Love and Always

Love and Always

Sophie Jackson

Kat and Carter's story continues in this sequel to A Pound of Flesh!

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A Pound of Flesh

A Pound of Flesh

Sophie Jackson

A strong-minded prison tutor discovers that her sexy bad-boy student is far more than he appears to be...

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After You

After You

Jojo Moyes

"You're going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will. " How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? When one story ends, another begins. "After You" is the Charming sequel to"Me Before You" "(People Magazine).

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Part and Parcel

Part and Parcel

Abigail Roux

Nick O'Flaherty and Kelly Abbott had their happy ending in sight when a friend’s call for help almost ended with them losing it to the blade of a knife. Now, in the aftermath of near-disaster, both men are trying to heal and move on.

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Blood Kiss: Black Dagger Legacy

Blood Kiss: Black Dagger Legacy

J.R. Ward

The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author… Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong.

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The Last True Vampire

The Last True Vampire

Kate Baxter

As Michael’s eyes lit on a female not twenty feet away, he knew without a doubt that it was her blood that called to him and her scent that had awakened him. This female had tethered his soul and returned it to him.

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3 comments so far


  1. It’s nice to see what your favorite authors are interested in reading! I too have a huge pile of books sitting there glaring at me so it’s nice to see that I’m not alone! I’m almost finished with “An Ounce of Hope” and it’s fabulous!

  2. I loved A Pound of Flesh so I am really looking forward to An Ounce of Hope. Thanks for sharing!

  3. *Adds more titles to TBR list*
    I love seeing what my favorite authors are reading!
    I personally can’t wait to start An Ounce of Hope. I foresee a lot of crying in my future with Max’s story.

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