Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #20

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This weeks topic is...

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2013

I have read SO MANY amazing new authors this year. Going through my 2013 list on Goodreads, I pulled up 26 names that made me think "Ohh! Ohh! I have to add this one..." They weren't the only ones that sparked my interest this year, but the ones that made me feel the most. Weeding that list of 26 down to JUST TEN?! Sigh...so freaking hard. These aren't in any particular order, but they are ten of my favorite authors I either "found" or finally read this year. :)

Kate Kaynak

Freaking love these books. But one thing I learned reading Kate Kaynak's series? Do. Not. Get. Attached! She writes these characters that you can't help but fall in love with and just when you think everything is happy and on the right track...she takes one (or 5) away from you! And usually violently!! But I love every second of it!!

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris was, literally, one of the first names I thought of when I saw the topic for this week. If she writes it, I'm reading it. Period.

Stacey Kennedy

I saw the cover for Claimed and I was done for. Though when I read the description I was a bit nervous about the subject matter. Still I gave it a shot and I was hooked instantly. I still need to give some of her other series a try but Club Sin was the perfect start!

Tiffany King

Tiffany King was tied up with Rachel for first names I thought of while doing this. Simply adore this woman! I started with No Attachments and fell in love with Nathan and this story. Then I gave Jordyn a try. Here were two completely different types of books, contemporary/paranormal, and she nailed both of them. I've now got quite a few of her other books piling up in my Kindle that I'm dying to read!!

Jessica Park

I got this in a requesting binge on NetGalley a while back. The title grabbed me and when I skimmed the summary I had a feeling it would be a very emotional read, which is what I was wanting. Little did I realize that it would make me feel so much. I can't even explain it, but this book hit me really hard. I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

Caisey Quinn

If you haven't discovered Caisey Quinn yet, you are missing out! She will make you laugh. She will make you cry. She will make you scream and want to throw things! But you'll love every second!!

Victoria Scott

Dante. Freaking. Walker. Need I say more? Victoria Scott has this amazing sense of humor that shines throughout her writing that nobody else can seem to touch for me. Love it!

Ednah Walters

I love mythology and Ednah Walters does it right in my opinion. She's also very talented at those cliffhangers that make you want to throw something. She's evil, EVIL I SAY!

Cora Carmack

NA is really tough. I either absolutely love it or I want to drill a hole in my brain to try to get everything I read back out of my brain. A bit drastic? No I don't think so... Fortunately there are those few gems of authors out there that have it and Cora Carmack definitely has it.

Katy Evans

This woman created Remington Tate! Sigh. Yes, I'm obsessed. I don't care! He's my #1 book boyfriend therefore she is of course on this list!

So, is there anyone I didn't mention that I should be reading? Post me your links so I can find out!! :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #19

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine where we share with everyone upcoming new releases that we're eager to get our hands on! :)

Mine (Real, Raw & Ripped #2)
by Katy Evans
Expected Publication: November 12th 2013
by Gallery Books

“I will do anything to make her MINE.” —Remington Tate 

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Remy” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her. 

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, Brooke is torn away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.

Remy (Real, Raw & Ripped #3)
by Katy Evans
Expected Publication: November 26th 2013
by Gallery Books

New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans expands upon the intense love story begun in Real and Mine—this time from Remington “Riptide” Tate’s point of view.Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.

Through it all, there’s been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he’s ever had to fight for.

Remy people. REMY! Not only that but it's twice the Remy in November. That's gonna be the best month ever. Ever! Sigh. Okay *tries to calm down* ... Oh, oh! And that Remy cover?! I'm done for. So. Freaking. Excited!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #19

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

I have been in such a slump lately. Just doing the bare minimum and posting the blog tour posts I'd committed myself too. I think I overwhelmed myself and just sort of got burned out. But I was inspired by this weeks topic and so I'm going to try to work myself back into the fun that I used to have blogging. (Plus I'm almost finished with Bared to You and I'm freaking out so I need to put it down for a bit and take my mind off it..ha!) Sooo...without any further ado...

This weeks topic is...

Top Ten Twelve Best Sequels Ever!
(There was more but these were the ones I just couldn't cut no matter how hard I tried...)

In no particular order:

Phoenix | Black City #2
by Elizabeth Richards

I am a dystopian nut, when the books are good that is and this series has been my all time favorite to date. I can't wait for book 3!

Point of Retreat | Slammed #2
by Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover really knows how to pull out a wealth of emotions from you and I always seem to underestimate her when it comes to mine. "Oh she got me good on the last book but this one will be different!" You fool! She'll. Always. Get. You. Smh

Losing Hope | Hopeless #2
by Colleen Hoover

Take everything from the above book and just rinse and repeat for this one! Seriously I thought it would be so much easier reading Holder's story. I mean I'd already been there before right? Wrong. It was harder. Okay I need to move on before I start crying haha

Opal | Lux #3
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I worship every single thing this woman writes in any book she's written, that I've read this far, the Lux series is at the top of my list. Opal. Sigh. Opal... this book. If you've read it, you know. This was one of the toughest to get through. Especially since it was such a long time between finishing it and Origin's release. (Which I still haven't read yet.. Don't kill me. I will, I will!) Opal had such a heart wrenching ending but I still loved every minute of it.

Accused | Ganzfield #4
by Kate Kaynak

Kate's Ganzfield series is up there with JLA for me. Not everyone will be a fan of the first book just because there's some serious insta-love with Trevor and Maddie. Normally not my thing but I seriously fell in love with these two and all the other characters in this series. Love, love, love. Accused had me in stitches quite often and is my overall favorite at the moment!

Boundless | Unearthly #3
by Cynthia Hand

If I have a favorite list of any sort, this series will end up on it. I love all three of them pretty much equally, but the end of, well the end, was both bittersweet and heartwarming. It's hard when both guys in a "love triangle" are good guys in their own way. So I was heartbroken for one but overjoyed since the guy I fell for got the girl in the end. Aww I need a reread soon :(

The Human | Eden Trilogy #2
by Keary Taylor

Another fabulous dystopian series. I think The Human just had so much more intensity to it. Lots more action. I can't wait to get the last book gets in my hands!!

Forever | The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3
by Maggie Stiefvater

This was my first strictly werewolf series I read. Back when I read this series I wasn't blogging yet nor had I discovered Goodreads, so my new reading material went on friend recommendations quite a bit. My BFF said I had to read the Shiver books and since the Fallen series, also suggested by her, went over so well with me I went out and blindly bought all 3 books. Then...I read Shiver and wasn't a big fan. I was disappointed but I had the other 2 so I figured why let it go to waste and picked up book 2. I'm not sure what it was but somehow from book 1 to book 2 ...I was hooked. And Forever, #3, was even better!

Atone | A Fairytale Trilogy #2
by Jessica Grey

Ahh fairy tales. Princes and princesses. True love. Curses and magic. How can you not love any of that?! I loved Awake, but when I picked up Atone I almost didn't want to read it because the love interest...well I really didn't like him from the first book so why would I want to read a whole book about him? I am so glad I did. In the end I fell in love with the guy. I love it when an author can do that to me! Jessica Grey has become a top favorite author of mine with these two books. Read both!

Never Too Far | Too Far #2
by Abbi Glines

I had this book for a few months before I finally read it. Fallen Too Far had me so torn up and shredded my heart. This one was right up there and doing the same thing, but it had a much happier ending. I freaking love Abbi Glines!

Immortals | Runes #2
by Ednah Walters

Immortals was about a billion times better than Runes. It got so much more in depth with the mythology of the book and had quite a few surprises that had me so excited. Plus more Torin. Best reason to read it right there!

Taming Cross | Love Inc #2
by Ella James

I've always enjoyed Ella James's writing. Though I wasn't totally crazy about Selling Scarlett, I also didn't hate it and I really wanted to know more about one of it's side characters, Cross. Lucky for me...the second book was all about him. I loved Cross's story.