Top Picks of 2012

December 27, 2012 Top Picks 2012 0

Another year is coming to a close which means another post featuring my Top Picks of 2012.  While some of these sections only have one, you will find that it was hard to narrow it down in others.  There were many great books in 2012! I can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring us! 
Contemporary Romance
Yours To Keep by Shannon Stacey
— Ms. Stacey, how much do I love thee? This is one author that knows how to write a Romance with sweetness, love, and wit.  I loved the entire series, but Yours To Keep is the one that stood out for me. 
Historical Romance

A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare
— While I am not a huge fan of Historical Romance, author Tessa Dare made me a firm believer in it.  Flawed characters with a romance that isn’t always easy makes a true romance stand out.  Thank you Ms. Dare for giving me a reason to read this genre.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
— PERRY! Is it any wonder that this made my list? I bow down to author Veronica Rossi.  Under the Never Sky brought angst, turmoil, first love, and a freaky world to boot! Plus did I mention Perry?
Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
— Oh Vlad, I have waited forever for your turn.  While I will always love Bones and Cat, your story was the one I needed.  Unfortunately, Ms. Frost is breaking your story up into several books.  I will say though, your story is worth the wait. You fire me up on so many levels!
The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
— Oh Gideon. How could I not put you on this list? You are so messed up but you are so swoon worthy.  Author Sylvia Day has brought her A-game with the Crossfire series.  With Bared to You and Reflected in You, I was met with anticipation and desperate want for Gideon Cross.  Then the ending of Reflected in You was one I couldn’t stop thinking about!  The next book in this series is already on my pre-order list.  

** Runners Up are:
Fifty Shades series by E.L. James
Club Shadowlands series by Cherise Sinclair
M/M Romance
Faith and Fidelity by Tere Michaels
— M/M Romance is one genre that I have slowly introduced to my reading experience.  I had heard wonderful things about Faith and Fidelity so I decided to give it a try.  This is the book that captured my heart and my interest in reading more in this genre.  The characters were written wonderfully and the plot was one that seemed real.  I hope to finish this series in the upcoming year!

**Runners Up are:
Grey’s Awakening by Cameron Dane
Aaron by J.P. Barnaby

Feral Warriors by Pamela Palmer
Demonica Series by Larissa Ione
–Bad boys, sexy boys, great writing and awesome plot.  Two series that I discovered this year and devoured in no time! YUM!


Young Adult Debut

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
— I adored this book!  There were so many debut authors this year, but My Life Next Door is the top pick for me.  The characters were believable.  The hero was swoon worthy and sweet. Simply wonderful and definitely an author to keep an eye on.

**Runner Up:
The D.U.F.F. by Kody Keplinger (re-read and still in love with it)
Best Fiction/Psychologic Thriller

Consequences by Aleatha Romig
–Mind. Blown.
Every time someone even mentions this title and author, my mind starts thinking about Tony.  This is by far the most emotional and dark story that gave me the chills this year.  So many questions and shock factors are involved as well.  So it is no surprise that the next book in the series titled Truth was my runner up. I keep telling the author to write faster and to send me hints for the next book, but alas she is tight lipped on it.  Ms. Romig, I bow to you and I am keeping my fingers crossed that you don’t make us wait much longer.
New Adult

Easy by Tammara Webber
— I think it is a safe bet that author Tammara Webber is going to be appearing on a huge amount of blog lists.  This author can write and weave a story with so many emotions it is unbelievable!  I quickly fell in love with the hero.  He was sweet, amazing and a good guy.  I wanted to pull him out of the pages and put him safely away in my closet so no one else could have him.  This is one author who I will be following and purchasing more from!
**Runner Up:
Down To You by M. Leighton

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