Best of 2014: Angela

Posted December 31, 2014 by Angela in Best Of / 15 Comments

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~Doing the BEST OF the whole year is one of the hardest things we do as bloggers.  We are fortunate with a lot of great books and picking the best and the worst is really tough.

BEST NEW RELEASE: A Cursed Bloodline by Cecy Robson

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Cecy was my Author of the year for all things author in 2013.  With her latest release A Cursed Bloodline, she makes to my Best New Release for 2014.  This book was amazing and is the best of the series by far!  If you like PNR with strong heroines, good humor, and great world building, this is the book for you.

BEST NEW TO ME BOOK: The Others by Anne Bishop  and Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

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I have been wanting to read Bishop’s The Others since Suzanne, Fran and Annie had read  and loved it.  I recently just read both installments and loved it.  If you like UF reads, I suggest not to put off reading this series. It’s reallllly good.

Wallbanger  

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Quite a contrast from The Others isn’t? Like The Others, I was late in the game reading this series.  I really shouldn’t have waited and I suggest you don’t either if you have this on your list.  This series has yet to fail me.  Each installment is full of good humor, sexy scenes and good romance.

 

BEST NEW SERIES: Wild Seasons by Christina Lauren

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This  was a hard one to pick.   I tried to look for new series and I guess I really didn’t start a lot of new series this year.  Looking back, Wild Seasons is one that stuck out.  This had all of the things I love in a book.  It was sweet, sexy and quite romantic.  I don’t follow any othe series from this author but this particular one I recommend.  

FAVORITE HEROINE: Celia Weird by Cecy Robson and Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones

Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7)      CURSEDBLOODLINE

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These two characters have a few things in common making them my favorite heroine.  They are both courageous, selfless, and they are both love by everyone around them.  They can be funny, sexy and kick ass when they want to be.  I am addicted to the lives they live and the adventures they have in their world.

 

FAVORITE HERO: Wrath by J. R. Ward

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Of course!!! He is the first hero that I’ve fallen deep in love with since starting this wild hobby of reading. The King tells the rest of his story in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I love him.

 

BEST COVER: Hollywood on Tap by Avery Flynn

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Another hard task because the cover has to go with that particular genre, right? But I think this particular cover can belong to many genres IMO.  This guy is all kinds of awesome.

 

BIGGEST LETDOWN: Never Deal with Dragons series by Lorenda Christensen

  

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I’m usually easy to please and rarely that I am disappointed with any of the books I read.  However, this particular series, I am.  It started out with a bang but the following books…not so much.  The third installment recently came out and it just didn’t have the umph as the first book.  I was really hoping it would be a good dragoon series.

BEST SEX SCENE: The Professional by Kresley Cole

The-ProfessionalReview: Part 1 |  Part 2 | Part 3

I like to read books with good romance and good sex scenes are definitely a plus.  I looked through the books I read this year and none of them can beat The Professional’s steam factor.  The sex scenes are truly unforgettable.  I will never look at saunas and hallway closets the same way again.

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR: Keri Lake

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What makes a best author anyways?  I always ask myself this each year we do this task and every year I come up with the same answers…. She has to be a good writer for sure.  She has to be respected by her peers and fans is definitely a must.  And of course, I have to love her.  This year I pick Keri Lake.

 

Missed our previous posts:

Annie’s Best of 2014 Picks

Suzanne’s Best of 2014 Picks

Francesca’s Best of 2014 Picks

 

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Great list!! I’ve read half of these and totally agree!

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Thanks for passing by Jennifer. ~Ang

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I’ve got some of these on my tbr pile need to read them

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Timitra, get on that girl!

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

I love so many of these too. Nice list, Angela!

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Thanks Sophia!!!! ~Ang

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Love charley, wrath and the professional… still haven’t read cecy robson’s newest because I’m waiting and hoping for it to come out in paperback

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Elizabeth, just make sure you don’t pass up on it. It’s so worth your time. ~Ang

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Angela, you honor me in so many ways. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. The writer in me is seriously speechless right now! Hugs!

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Cecy, It’s simple…..I love your work!

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Ahh! I need to catch up with Weird Girls ASAP! I loved all the other ones of your choices!! I don’t know if you read or listened to Sweet P B, but oh my! that was good!
Happy New Year girl! Make it a good one 🙂

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Loupe, you have to get on it!!! I don’t think I listened to Sweet P B…I trust your recs, so I might do it soon. =)

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Thank you so much for this, Angela!! Truly an honor to be included in this list of fantastic writers ❤ ❤ And Kresley Cole rocks the sex scenes! Happy New Year!

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Thanks for passing by, Keri and you’re welcome!!! K.Cole does.
Happy New Year, Keri!

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Just started the Wild Seasons, I loved Wallbanger and have enjoyed the other books in the series and Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones is great.