Saturday, February 2, 2013

Birthday Bash Day 2: Favorite Books Post by: Amy

Day 2 is off to a rip roaring start. Please welcome your favorite guest reviewer and mine: AMY!!!! Comment and answer the question below to win the giveaway

Hey everybody! I’m so excited that Ursula asked me to be a part of her birthday bash month. I can’t believe I’m here doing this blog with such great authors! I’m giddy with excitement! To celebrate this month of love, birthdays and kick ass authors I’m going to show a little love to some of my favorite authors and books. I was going to limit this to a top 10 list but it can not be done. There are way too many authors, books and characters that I have fell in love with so I’m going to try to fit as many in as I can.
In my early 20’s I found I loved sifting though the book shelves and take hours doing it and not even realize it. Oddly enough mostly it was self help books. Then I started having kids and stopped going to the book store and reading then a few years ago I started reading again with a vengeance and this all started with I’m not ashamed to say the Twilight Books. After I read and reread those about 6 times it was time to branch out. I had seen a few seasons of True Blood and of course I love Eric so I devoured the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Still in my vampire phase, I mentioned to my husband I needed a new vampire to read about and being the awesome guy he is he did a search and found me the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. I stumbled on to Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. Cat and Bones are my FAVORITE vampires and I will also mention that she has the BEST short story I have ever read, Night’s Darkest Embrace, it is fucking fantastic!
I was all Paranormaled out at this point and found Maya Banks and Shayla Black. One of the best books I have read has to be Seducing Simon by Maya Banks I fell hard for this book it will always be one of my favs, of course , I have read just about everything she has written and love her KGI series too. Shayla Black sucked me in with witches and wizards in her Doomsday Brethren series. Her Wicked Lovers series is great too. Deke will always be one of my favorite male characters. Lorelei James MUST have a mention here because I LOVE LOVE the McKays! This is her Rough Riders series and if you have not read it go check it out you will love it.
Sophie Oak was next and caught my attention with her Texas Siren series and her Nights in Bliss, Colorado series. No one can inject humor into a story like Sophie can and this is a big reason why I love her books. She is just an amazingly talented writer with an awesome sense of humor, but can still tell one hell of a love story. Now a female character who will always have a special place in my book loving heart is Grace from Heather Rainier’s Divine Texas series. I met Heather last year and she is sweet and lovely and this shines through in her writing and you can feel it when you read her stuff. In my mind Heather put a lot of herself in Grace and I adore them both.
Some great books and authors I have read recently that stick out are next. On the very tip top of this list is Kristen Ashley. A good book friend of mine has recently got me and Ursula hooked! We are slowly working are way through her entire book collection! I love them all you can’t go wrong with any of her books. Probably my Favorite book of the year was Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Trust me on this you can NOT go wrong with Travis Maddox. One of the best co-authored book series I have read are the Compass Brother series by Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon. These ladies know how to write a book that reads like it’s from one author. The last book I’m going to share people either seem to love or hate and I fuckin loved it so reel it in babe and go check out Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan you will not be disappointed. Totally different then anything else out their and I haven’t found a MC book out there yet that can touch it. No one will ever come close to the emotional rawness of Deuce and Eva. LOVE THEM!

This is just a small sampling of the books and authors I love. So to honor the author you love I’m giving away a $10.00 Amazon gift card. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email and tell us some of your favorite’s. Happy reading! 
Ok, so to recap:

Favorite Series:

Sookie Stackhouse: Charlaine Harris
Anita Blake: Laurell K. Hamilton
Night Huntress: Jeaniene Frost
KGI: Maya Banks
Doomsday Brethren: Shayla Black
Wicked Lovers: Shayla Black
Rough Riders: Lorelei James
Texas Siren: Sophie Oak
Nights in Bliss, Colorado: Sophie Oak
Divine Texas: Heather Rainier
Compass Brothers: Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr

Anything by Kristen Ashley

Favorite Book of the year:
Beautiful Disaster: Jamie McGuire

Favorite Short Story:
Night's Darkest Embrace: Jeaniene Frost

LOVE it or HATE it Best MC book:
Undeniable: Madeline Sheehan

Favorite Book I have read:
Seducing Simon: Maya Banks

Favorite Male:
Deke: Wicked Lovers

Favorite Female:
Grace: Divine Texas


  1. Great list. I've read quite a few and love them. Some other favorites of mine are Annabel Joseph, Kitty Thomas, Cherise Sinclair, and Kallypso Masters.


    1. I am not familiar with Kitty Thomas but I have read the others and I agree, definitely some favorites.

  2. Amy, thanks so much for stopping by today. I love seeing what other readers out there are enjoying. I always get some ideas for new books to read!

  3. Oh wow some of my favorites well lets see
    Lora Leigh, Heather Rainer, Cherise Sinclair, Maya Banks and Diana Palmer. These are the few that I always get.

    1. Those are all great ones, Jessica. Not sure I have read Diana Palmer before.

  4. Great minds think alike! so many great ones...Undeniable was one of my favorites though on that list. Yes, I am in the love it camp.

    1. Me too, Amy J! Later this month we will have an interview with Madeline Sheehan!

  5. Love seeing everybodys favorites:) thanks for stopping by!

  6. Just about everyone listed above is on my favorites list. A few that were missing are JR Ward, Julie Ann Walker, Maya Banks, Lara Adrian, Olivia Cunning. Hmm...this list could go on. So many favorites.

    1. I have got to read those Julie Ann Walker books. I have heard good things about them. Not read Lara Adrian and not sure I have heard of Olivia Cunning...Hmm. Some good stuff to check out.

  7. Let's see.... all the above plus: Lora Leigh, Christine Feehan, Laurann Dohner, Corinne Davies, Sarah McCarty, Angela Knight, uhmmmmm, i have way too many to list!

    1. I am not familiar with Angela Knight or Sarah MsCarty. Thanks for stopping by Lisa.

  8. Thank you so much, Ursula and Amy! I appreciate the mention very much and hope to see the two of you again sometime this year. I giggled when I saw your mention about Grace and I having a few things in common. I have NO idea why you think that, none at all! Love you both and thanks again for including me in your favorites list. <3

  9. You've definitely named some of my favorite series. I absolutely love Heather Rainier's Divine Creek Ranch series, especially Divine Grace. I've read Grace's story at least 6 times. I also love Sophie Oak's Night's in Bliss, Co. It's a fantastic series. Then of course Lorelei James. The Rough Riders series were the first books of erotic romance I ever read. I love the McKays! After reading that first book with Channing & Colby, I was hooked! Hundreds of books later I still love to reread the Rough Rider books.

  10. You got a TON of great authors there! A few of my favorites goes as follows: Heather Rainier, Shayla Black, Sophie Oak, Lexi Blake, Laurann Dohner, Katie Reus, J.R.Ward, Kresley Cole, Katie MacAlister, Lara Adrian, Rebecca Zanetti, Karen Marie Moning, Darynda Jones..ok this list could go on and on so i better stop there. ;) There are just so many great authors and books that are out there and even more that i havent even found yet.

    1. Just realized i forgot my email..LOL.dang see what happens when i get to talking about a few of my favorite authors

  11. I have read so many of the authors you listed!! I especially adore Heather Rainier. She had me hooked with Divine Grace. I have all of her books and have read them more than once!

    Some faves of mine, but in no specific order:

    Heather Rainier
    Leah Brooke
    Cooper McKenzie
    Jane Jamison
    Becca Van
    Eve Langlais
    Em Petrova
    Cara Covington/Morgan Ashbury
    Dixie Lynn Dwyer
    Helena Ray
    Edith DuBois
    Reece Butler

    And that's a partial list! LOL!

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com

  12. My favorite series has to be Heather Rainier's Divine Ranch series. It was the first erotic romance that I read. I also love Leah Brooke, Sophie Oak, Kallypso Masters, Bella Juareuz, Corinne Davies, Morgan Ashbury, Cherise Sinclair and I have recently discovered Reece Butler. My email is

  13. I have so many favorite authors that it is difficult to just mention a few. Some of my auto buys include: Cherise Sinclair, Kallypso Masters, Lynsay Sands, Kerrelyn Sparks, Eve Langlais, Miranda Baker, Vivian Arrend, Delilah Marvelle, Larissa Ione, etc. I swear, I could go on for days!
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. I totally agree with Kristen Ashley! I am in love with The Rock Chick and Mystery Man series! I also love anything by Julie James, Tina Reber, Pamela Clare, and the list goes on.. haha. One of my favorite books I recently read is Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. So beautiful!

    alyssaxchen14 AT gmail DOT com

  15. Gena Showalter and Amy Plum are 2 of my favorites. Thanks.
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  16. That is a great list. I have been reading Kristen Ashley and she is great. Motorcycle Man is my favorite of hers.
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  17. Winner has been chosen and notified. Thanks guys.