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It’s crazy how quick another year can go by but we are thrilled to have shared it with you. Thank you to everyone who nade this month of December, as well of the rest of the year, so special to us. UTC wishes we could hug every one of you, but we’ll settle for a massive THANK YOU instead. Here’s to another awesome year in 2014!

Best Of Awards:

With the end of another amazing year, the UTC girls wrap up their year in books with the Best Of Awards. You can read Suzanne and Angela’s epic book picks here. And don’t forget to check out Annie and Francesca’s picks here as well. What books made your Best of Lists?

Dear Santa:

We’ve gone back to what has become one of our favorite customs here at UTC. Check out some of our favorite author’s letters to Santa and well as some dear to our heart blogger friends! What was on your list to Santa this year? Did you end up getting it?

12 Days of Christmas:

We counted down the days coming up to Christmas with several festive posts from our favorite authors. If you missed them, you can check them out here:

Jennifer Haymore
Cathryn Fox, Mackenzie McKade, and Nikki Duncan
Cynthia Eden
Sharing traditions with UTC
UTC Christmas book recommendations
Nina Rowan
Jessica Scott
Christi Barth
Elisabeth Barrett
Amy Lane

Author Appearances:

Alexis Hall
Tessa Adams
Eden Summers
Kallypso Masters
J.T. Geissinger
Faith Hunter
Carrie Ann Ryan
Joey W. Hill|
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Leah Braemel
Z.A. Maxfield
Heidi Cullinan
Kim Law
Carly Phillips

UTC’s Readers Choice Awards

Thank you to all who nominated and voted in our Readers Choice Awards. We have tallied the votes and here is the list of winners of 2013! Congratulations to all those amazing authors! What a great year it has been!

UTC’s Top Ten: Vampires

This month we also counted down to our favorite fanged boyfriends! If you missed that, you can see the full recap here.

Love Is In the Air Blog Hop!

We hope you will join us in our LOVE IS IN THE AIR blog hop again in the new year. Starting from February 7 to 14, 2014, we will be spreading the love with many bloggers and authors! To sign up and read more about this event, click here.

Monthly Recommendations:

Angela’s recs:

Sweet Nothings by Kim Law

A Cursed Moon by Cecy Robson
Back to You by Jessica Scott
Upon a Winter’s night by Pamela Clare
The Professional by Gena Showalter

Annie’s recs:

Rock Chick Renegade by Kristen Ashley (Contemporary Romance): This is Vance and Jules’ book and I ended up loving it! It might be my favourite of the series so far, though Luke’s book sounds promising as well. KA’s heroes are truly like no other. I also got a sneak peek at KALEIDOSCOPE, the sixth book in the ColoradoMountain series. It’s also fabulous!

ONCE IN A LIFETIME by Jill Shalvis (Contemporary Romance): Returning to LuckyHarbor is always a treat and I think Shalvis makes this latest visit sweet and seduction. Ben is a fabulous hero and there are some many endearing qualities to Aubrey’s character that it would be too long to list them all.

DIRTY MAGIC by Jaye Wells (Urban Fantasy): Wells kick starts her new series with a badass heroine, an incredibly unique world and new heroes who I can drool over. I’m predicting a lot of success for this new series for sure!

THE PROFESSIONAL: PART ONE by Kresley Cole (Erotic Romance): This one might be short, but it is probably one of my favorites this month. Steaming hot sex scenes, likable characters and sexy accents make this serial a sure winner. I cannot wait for the next instalments!

BEFORE JAMAICA LANE by Samantha Young (Contemporary Romance): I’m not sure why I wasn’t as excited about this book but boy, I got sucked in and didn’t come out until I was finished with it. Young creates a very fun and flirty story for Olivia and Nate.

LILA AND ETHAN: FOREVER AND ALWAYS by Jessica Sorensen (New Adult): Although this is a short one (and it’s free!), I still found myself engulfed in these character’s emotions. What I love about them is their imperfections. Their flaws are what make them so relatable and Sorensen amps up the sexiness in this one too! You’ve got no complaints from me there!

Francesca’s Recs:

UP FROM THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost – This book is coming out at the end of January and for Cat&Bones fans out there….you will be pleased.  It’s action packed, the story keeps you on your toes and there will be more than one OH SHIT NO moment.  Not to be missed.

HOPE FLAMES by Jaci Burton:  Another book you will be able to read in January and much with the same sweet and sexy feel I’ve come to expect from Jaci Burton.  I am loving the town of Hope and can’t wait for all those sexy men to get their girls!

ASHES TO ASHES by Karina Halle:  There’s not much I haven’t said about this series, but this is the scariest book in the series and will leave you hanging and crying for the next one!

THE COUNTESS CONSPIRACY by Courtney Milan:  This woman can do no wrong.  I love her stories and her characters and I loved this one!

THE PROFESSIONAL: PART ONE by Kresley Cole:  Holy hell this book took me by surprise and in Kresley Cole fashion it was fun and entertaining with a tough heroine and a TO DIE FOR hero!  Must read.  The ending…. well lets just say I kept trying to turn the page because it couldn’t just end there could it?  Yep, sure did.  I.NEED.THE.NEXT.ONE.NOW!

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Timitra

December was great…looking forward to what the new year brings!!! Happy New Year ladies!!!!

Elizabeth

What a great month and what a great year….thanks to everyone @utc happy new year!!

Diane

Happy New Year!

Sophia Rose

It was a wonderful year and I enjoyed so many of the posts. Thank you ladies!

Happy New Year!