I can't believe it's time to say goodbye to 2016 and HELLO to 2017 ... so we know what that means ...
It's time for my TOP 16 READS OF 2016!!!
Last year I read books like someone was going to take away my ability to read ... I think I read almost 150 books! I had a goal of 100 for this year but due to some personal struggles that I let get in the way of things I love, I only read about half that. However, I managed to read some pretty awesome books AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY!
Instead of going into great, great detail about each book (like I did last year) I'm simply listing the books. I've also narrowed it down to 16 (cause of 2016 *wink wink*). I will go into a little more detail on my top five books since they were just the most kick ass reads!
Okay! You ready?!?! LET'S GO!
MY TOP 5 READS OF 2016
(these are all sexy in their own way - it's quite the mix)
1. Lost & Bound by Tara Hart
This read is not for the faint of heart! Tara takes you on a a very dark suspenseful tale about a son realizing his seedy father is hiding something, make that someone in his basement. Love, hope, passion mixed with just enough dirt, deception, and suspense.
2. Pall Been Hammer by Lauren Rowe
Are we surprised Lauren is on my top list? Absolutely not! Forget Magic Mike, Lauren tells the story of the hottest male stripper in Seattle, Keane Morgan. He reluctantly takes the drive to LA with his new friend Maddy. Along the way we find out if they can stay friends or if more develops.
3. One Night Only by Abby Gale
This was my first book by Abby and I’m so excited to read more! This beautiful short read will warm your heart and soul. If you've lost your way and need to be reminded of the important things in life, pick up this read.
4. Mad Sea by K. Webster
This novella by K. Webster is so fun and different! I'm obsessed with mermaids and always wanted to find the perfect mermance ... which this is! There’s bikers, hot alpha, passion, and a little magic!
5. Paid For by Alexa Riley
And are we surprised Alexa is on my list??? Hells no! Paid For is what I always hoped to get from AR ... their smutty take on a Fifty Shades of Grey type tail. A super dominating alpha who takes in his new secretary which he quickly becomes obsessed with. This is the short, over-the-top read filled with dominance, sex, passion, and sweet love!
These next 11 reads round out my reads of 2016!
6. Black by Aria Cole
7. Scarred by C.M. Steele
8. Plunge by Heather Stone
9. Cleat Chaser by Celia Aaron & Sloane Howell
10. Savage by Kat Austen
11. Pretend You're Mine by Lucy Score
12. Cherished by Maya Banks & Lauren Dane
13. Taking Tessa by Aria Cole
14. The Reaper's Mate by Celia Aaron
15. Wanting My Stepsister by Alexa Riley
16. Pressure by Lillian Bryant
AND THERE WE HAVE IT! MY TOP 16 READS OF 2016!!
Aria Cole & Kat Austen are two debut authors from this year who really killed it with all their reads! Lillian Bryant's Pressure has a novella to go with it, so make sure to check that out too! All these amazing authors have new reads coming to a Kindle near you in 2017 so make sure you follow them on social media! Alexa Riley has their first full-length novel out, Everything For Her, which is mind blowing - what's even more awesome is that you can find it in book stores! I can't wait to see what Lauren Rowe throws at our eyeballs this year ... I'm like salivating over it! There's just so much coming out and I can't wait to start compiling my reads of 2017!
I want to give a thank you to all my followers, book friends, and of course the authors!! You all let me be me without judgement. I was never one to not feel like I belonged but oh my heveans, you guys made me realize I was missing my little spot in this world and it's here in the world of smut!! This year would have been hell if it weren't for all of you and I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! I was so blessed to meet a couple of my favorite authors at Indies Invade Philly! I'm still over the moon I met Lea & Mel from Alexa Riley!! Some special shout outs to of course Mel & Lea from Alexa Riley, Sloane Howell, Celia Aaron, Lauren Rowe, Victoria Denault, and Abby Gale for making this year even that more special. I'm so excited to work more with new authors like Mickey Miller and Holly Dodd who are just starting to come onto the smut scene!
As Deadshot says to Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, "stay evil, doll face," and I'll see you all in 2017!