Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Thirteen Books I Read this Year I Want to Pimp

I don’t read as much as I’d like to. Between husband, kids, house, job, and (most time-consuming of all!) writing, I just don’t seem to have much time left over for reading. But, I did read some pretty good books this year and, as my early Christmas present to you, I want to share.

I’m listing these in alphabetical order by the author’s first name, thereby avoiding any possible accusations of favoritism.

  1. Kink by Amie Stuart
    Totally lives up to its title. In the best possible way.
  2. The Average Girl’s Guide to Getting Laid by Annie Dean
    Sassy and scorching, Ellie and Ash are tons of fun and smokin’ between the sheets.
  3. Bounty Hunter by Deanna Lee
    Hot, tortured (and highly modified) hero plus kickass heroine equals one action-packed and very hot read. The sci-fi world-building is excellent, too.
  4. The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
    Lyrical yet gritty, you’ll feel like you’re actually in Yorkshire in the Georgian period. And it doesn’t hurt that Harry Pye is one unbelievably sexy land steward.
  5. The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
    Sexy and incredibly real with a hero to swoon for. The only problem you’re likely to have with this book is that you’ll want Simon for yourself instead of letting Lucy, the heroine, have him.
  6. Birthday by Ellie Marvel
    A wonderful story about finding love with your best friend (and with none of the naughty bits left out).
  7. Reign of Pleasure by Emma Petersen
    Not for the faint of heart, but man…if you like to rock, this’ll rock your world.
  8. Postcards from the Dead by Ericka Scott
    Fascinating premise, spicy romance, and a touch of suspense.
  9. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
    Okay, technically, I’m still reading this one, but I was intrigued by the discussions about the movie and its supposed “atheist” prosetylization. I find the book “draggy” in spots, but the controversy is entertaining enough to make it worth the read.
  10. Something Wild by Sable Grey
    Jack the Ripper with a twist and a great love story.
  11. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
    This one’s sort of cheating since it won’t be out until 2009, but Tessa has written a witty and touching Regency romance that you are really going to love (when you can finally get your hands on it ;P).
  12. Fire Within by Yolanda Sfetsos
    Fascinating interpretation of the phoenix myth.
    and last, but definitely not least…
  13. Carnally Ever After by Jackie Barbosa
    Yeah, I know, it’s out of order alphabetically. So sue me! And you didn’t think I wasn’t going to pimp my own book, did you?

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