So we've decided to do our top ten reads this year. Our absolute favorite books we've read.
1. Anna Campbell, Tempt the Devil
With an AC book, you know you are going to get depth, an emotionally evocative story and your heart is going to go out to the characters.
2. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
foolish woman that I am, I started this book on a Sunday night at seven. I did not go to bed till three in the morning. This is the best damn Post Apocalyptic book I have EVER read. I'd have to say it is my favorite young adult too!
3. Christine Warren, Big Bad Wolf
Hotness Galore. It's no secret that I love shifters. And this book was sexy, emotional, and had plenty of fur and fang and alpha boy to go around that wanted more even when I made it to the end.
4. Larissa Ione, Passion Unleashed
Ah, 2009... The year I discovered Larissa Ione. (Actually it was Dec 08, hence the reason the first two books aren't listed.)LI, you've made my year for Paras. Her books have everything the romance lover, urban fantasy lover, paranormal love could want. All mashed into awesomeness.
5.Nalini Singh, Branded By Fire
Surprise, surprise... more shifters. I'm just a ho for shifters *w*
6.Jennifer Ashley, The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie
This book surprised me. I've always loved me some JA. I read her in all her identities. But there was just something about this book. I'll never forget it. I can actually recall details. And I don't know the last time I've rooted more for a hero.
7. Tessa Dare, Goddess of the Hunt
When I read TD I had the same reaction as the first time I ever picked up and Julia Quinn. It gave me a certain giddiness to discover something I just enjoyed and smiled the whole way through reading.
8. Lora Leigh, Coyote's Mate
9. Lora Leigh, Bengal's Heart
Lora Leigh is a stable I require in my diet of reading. She's my crack. I freely admit it. I love everything about her stories. From her tortured heroes and heroines to her stories that offer an equal amount of danger, adventure, kickassedness, romance. Okay, she tips the scales in hotness *g* I think her books have made my list every year.
10. Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels
Yes, you read that right. Don't know what took me so damn long to read it. It's been sitting on my shelf for years. LC, you are brilliant. Have always been and will always be.
11. Toni Blake, One Reckless Summer
I have to add one more because I have two LLs. Toni Blake is the first contemporary romance author I had ever read. She's brilliant. She has real characters. Characters that aren't rich and famous. Have the best jobs ever. They are people like everyone else. And I love that.
I wish my list could be longer, but, alas, I must get ready for work.
PS. These books all have one thing in common... I stayed up all night to read them because I loved them so much. There are other books that are easier to put down. But I couldn't do it with the titles listed above.
I bought all these books with my own damn money, FTC.
Tell us your favorite reads for 2009. Us vixens are a hosting a give-away contest. There will be a randomly picked winner for each of our blogs. Winners will get to choose one of the books in the vixen's posting of favorite reads. The winners will be sent a brand new shiny book.