I've read and reviewed some awesome books this year and it's the perfect time to share a few of them with you. It's also a perfect time to fill-up that new eReader with great eBooks by emerging authors. No worries if you don't have an eReader. Free apps let you read eBooks on your phone, tablet, or computer. Even though I love my Kindle, I often read on my phone with the Kindle app for convenience on-the-go.
I read an eclectic mix of genres. That's reflected in my list. I'm not doing a Top 10, or a Best Of list. These are all great books from a wide range of authors, so you are sure to find something here to love. Many are by Indie authors, some from small presses, and some from the big houses in New York. I love great writing regardless of genre or how it was published, so you will find everything from young adult to erotica to non-fiction. Enjoy.
Thirty Something Girl by L. M. Stull: This amazingly gifted author wrote the most realistically emotional novel I have read. Read my Review
Fall Into Winter by Eden Baylee: Eden is the most generous and supportive author I know and she writes erotica that will set your pants on fire. Read my Review
Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner: This YA author captures the voice of a male teen with amazing clarity and passion. Read my Review
Empty Chairs by Stacey Danson: This tragic and horrifying true story of child abuse and the author's survival on the mean streets of Sidney is a MUST read! Read my Review
Autism by Hand by Lorca Damon: This author allows us to share her life raising a beautiful autistic daughter. Another absolute must read. Read my Review
The Devil Made Me Do It by Amelia James: Amelia James has a way of making a committed adult relationship the most erotic thing in existence. Marriage is HOT! Read my Review
Dance of the Winnebagos by Ann Charles: This is my favorite feel good book of the year. It is a brilliantly written romantic cozy mystery. Read my Review
Reaper's Return by Ren Cummins: Ren Cummins sets an new bar for creativity in this mix of Steampunk and Fantasy. Read my Review
A Cold Day In Hell by Denise M Main: My favorite fantasy of the year. I fell in love with the demonic heroine and her imp sidekick rocks. Read my Review
Mayne Attraction by Ann Mauren: My favorite YA of the year. A romantic mystery with a twist, a heroine to fall in love with, and a mysterious hero that's every woman's dream. Read my Review
Ruby Red Metallic by Casey Sheridan: Looking for fast and blazing hot? You need to read this erotic novella. Read my Review
Viridis by Calista Taylor: A beautifully crafted classic Steampunk tale. There's nothing more romantic than the Victorian period, and nothing hotter than Calista's love scenes. Read my Review
A Walk in the Snark by Rachel Thompson: Known on twitter as the Mistress of Snark, Rachel Thompson takes us into her world of #Mancode and #Chickspeak. Read my Review
Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder: A manly book full of manly emotion - You've got to read this book! A main character Chuck Norris would love, and women will swoon over. Read my Review
Follow the Money by Fingers Murphy: This cozy legal mystery is a delightful page turner with a depth of eloquent prose. Read my Review
Mancode Exposed by Rachel Thompson: Another great book of essays by the Mistress of Snark, Rachel In The OC. Read my Review
Avalon Revisited by O.M. Grey: If you want a little bite in your steampunk, the vampires in this sexy steampunk novel do not sparkle - they are dark and sexy. Read my Review
I know I'm leaving out many great books and great authors, but these were some of my favorites this year. Many of the authors I mention are multi-published and I look forward to reading and reviewing more of their work in the coming year. I also have new authors loaded on my Kindle, but I haven't found time to read their books yet. So many great books - so little reading time. Load up your Kindle or reading app and enjoy the new year!