UTC After Dark:
November has come to an end and so has out Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy event. We hope you enjoyed all that we brought you this month! As it is the third time we are hosting this event, we’d like to thank everyone who made this month so special.
Carrie Ann Ryan
Rachel Caine and Lucienne Diver
This month, we kicked off out BDB read-along in our League of Lusty Ladies book club. If you missed it, or would like to jump in and participate in all the fun, you can join here. There are prizes along the way so let’s have some fun while we chat about your favorite books!
Reading On the Dark Side: Dex and Perry Support Group
Want something spooky to read? Well UTC featured Karina Halle’s Experiment In Terror series all month long! Here’s a quick recap of those posts:
We hope you all had fun participating in the Top Maiden competition. I know we loved reading all your wonderful comments on the blog. We appreciate all your feedback and comments so thank you to each one of you who return time and time again to read our recommendations. We love you!
The winner of this competition will be announced tomorrow. Good luck and thank you, all!
The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen (New Adult): I think this book might be my top favorite book of this year. I loved every single page of this book. It’s the perfect resolution and happily ever after for my two fave characters. I wouldn’t have changed a thing about this book. It’s perfection!
The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen (New Adult): This is another of Sorensen’s that I read and loved this month. Violet is a very hard character to like. She is mean and unfriendly but the twist at the end is so mindblowing that I just know I’ll be dying for the next book in the series. Sorensen always does this to me. And I love it!
Crossing the Line by Kele Moon (Contemporary Romance): A lovely, well-written and passionate story that exceeded my expectations. Moon really outdid herself with this wonderful, timeless romance.
It Must Be Your Love by Bella Andre (Contemporary Romance): Love a rockstar hero? Well, then Andre dishes out a super hottie in her latest in the Sullivan series. I loved this story! Sweet and sexy, it has all that I love in a Contemp.
Castle Hill by Samantha Young (Contemporary Romance): If you wanted more Braden, then you get a double dose of sexiness in this novella. It’s a wonderfully written story that explores Joss’s insecurities more and tests the bond that she and Braden have.
If Only by Cherise Sinclair (BDSM Erotic Romance): Sinclair is one of those authors who just knows her stuff. In one of my highly anticipated books this year, Sinclair delivers a lovely story between Sally and the Feds. With a dash of suspense and a whole lot of love, this book certainly makes my favorites list this year.
My recommendations are a bit all over the place. My favorite book I actually read in November is REAVER by Larissa Ione. Fans of the series, I hope you are as enthralled with this story as I was. I loved every second with greedy passion. I am in love with the hero, I want to be the heroine. Their story was perfect and exactly what they needed. Amazing book! You can get it later in December.
Then we have CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins. Yes, I’m playing catch up with this series and this book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. Made me smile, made me cry. Even though I’ve been warned about what’s to come, I can only say that Suzanne Collins is an amazingly talented storyteller. Whichever way she decides to take the story, I know she will do it with grace and class and easy of descriptions that will make you feel as if you are living in it.
FOREPLAY by Sophie Jordan is my New Adult rec. I’m not usually one to love the genre but this book stands out because it had a good story and it kept me interested from beginning to end. Oh and lets not forget the smexy times.
It hasn’t been a great month of good reads for me. But the few that was great are I’ll Be Home by Jessica Scott and Dragos Takes a Holiday by Thea Harrison. These two are great short Christmas reads. Hard as it Gets by Laura Kaye, Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst and Hot Buttered Yum by Kim Law were also enjoyable for the Contemporary and Rom/Sus genre. And last, my best read for November, Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton. Nothing beats a good PNR read with great world building.
*Winners that haven’t been picked yet (sorry for the delays) will be picked tonight and all announced tomorrow along with the winners of the month long giveaways (Top Maiden, including the last winner in the weekly top maiden competition, and the EIT winner)*