Friday, December 31, 2010

End of the Year Roundup

Well, 2010 was an interesting year in Reading Land, so I figured an end of the year roundup might be fun.

Number of books I read: 283 (a few were re-reads or audio books - list here)
Number of new-to-me authors whose books I read: 117 (list and quick opinions here)
Challenges I participated in: A to Z Reading Challenge (list here)

Now comes the fun part - taking stock and picking the best of the best :)

Favorite authors of 2010: Cameron Dane and Riley Shane

Favorite new-to-me authors of 2010: Cherise Sinclair and Dee Tenorio

My Top Ten Books of 2010
Note: Not necessarily all published in 2010 but all were new-to-me reads
Also note: The books are alphabetized by author - love them all equally

1. Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, Book 3) by Ilona Andrews
Buy Link

2. Something New (Foster Siblings/Coleman, Florida Series, Book 2) by Cameron Dane
My Review | Buy Link

3. Quinn's Hart by Cassandra Gold
My Review | Buy Link

4. Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, Book 5) by Lisa Kleypas
My Review | Buy Link

5. A Vintage Affair by Josh Lanyon
My Review | Buy Link

6. The Taste of Magick by Riley Shane
Buy Link

7. Club Shadowlands (Masters of Shadowlands, Book 1) by Cherise Sinclair
My Review | Buy Link

8. Master of the Mountain (Mountain Masters, Book 1) by Cherise Sinclair
My Review | Buy Link

9. Burn for Me (Rancho Del Cielo, Book 3) by Dee Tenorio
My Review | Buy Link

10. Blonde with a Wand (Babes on Brooms, Book 1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson
My Review | Buy Link

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Review: Arrested Holiday by Lissa Matthews

Arrested Holiday by Lissa Matthews
Loose Id
Erotic Contemporary Romance Arrested Holiday Cover
ISBN: 978-1-60737-899-0
Buy Link:

Decorator Holli always looks forward to the week between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s the one time of the year she takes a vacation and this year she’s headed to New York City to ring in the New Year with friends. At least, that was the plan…

When Michael pulls over a woman for speeding, he doesn’t expect to discover that she’s also wanted for fraud. He’s forced to put Holli behind bars and, to make matters worse, he discovers that the fraud charges are a mistake due to a clerical error. Unfortunately, with government offices closed, he can’t release her. He does, however, get permission to place Holli under house arrest until the mistake can be fixed.

Small-town Pennsylvania isn’t New York City, but Holli can’t bring herself to mind when Michael – aka Officer Hunky – offers to let her stay in his home rather than some nowhere motel. Holli’s first brush with the law might have been a mistake, but she fully plans on going for a second, far more personal “brush” with Officer Hunky.

Christmastime gets wicked in the delightful Arrested Holiday! I admit, the premise of the story made me raise an eyebrow, but hey, it’s fantasy. If you’re willing to slightly suspend disbelief, Arrested Holiday is one heck of a fun read. Holli is likeable, relatable, and has a few vulnerabilities that I found engaging. Michael, in turn, is every woman’s dream. He’s sexy, gorgeous, intelligent, and a gourmet cook. Together, Holli and Michael are hotter than any fire. In fact, put away the chestnuts and tell Santa to skip Officer Hunky’s chimney this Christmas, lest he find himself accidentally barbequed.

Arrested Holiday is a wonderful blend of naughty and nice, making it the perfect read for the holiday season. This is the first story I’ve read by Lissa Matthews and I will surely be coming back for more.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Treachery in Death

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I love, love, LOVE the In Death series. Eve and Roarke have kept me captivated for 39 stories (including novellas), and I expect nothing less than pure entertainment from Treachery in Death.

Note: Reading order and release date information for J.D. Robb’s books can be found HERE on Wit and Sin

Treachery in Death Cover Title: Treachery in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Series: In Death, Book 40
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Putnam
Release Date: 22 February 2011

Book Description (from

Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master.

But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound-she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Faeries and Witches and Challenges - Oh My!

I love a good reading challenge, so I had to post about not one, but two coming your way in 2011. Nicole Sheldon at The Betrayed Writer is hosting The 2011 Faery and Witches Challenge:

What's the goal? Read 10 books from either challenge in 2011. Post your books, your rating and your completion date as we follow along. Encourage discussions of the book and the author as we discover new worlds and friends! 

Check out Nicole's challenge page HERE for further details, gorgeous challenge buttons, and even news about prizes!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: All She Wrote

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I love Josh Lanyon's work, so I'm always excited for a new book of his to come out. Mr. Lanyon often combines mystery, humor, and romance to provide one hell of a story and I expect that All She Wrote will be a fantastically entertaining read.

All She Wrote Cover Title: All She Wrote
Author: Josh Lanyon
Series: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 2
Genre: Male/Male Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: 28 December 2010

Book Description (from Samhain Publishing's website):

Giving screwball mystery a whole deadly new meaning.

A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved “American Agatha Christie” and Christopher Holmes’s former mentor. Anna’s plea for him to host her annual winter writing retreat touches all Kit’s sore spots—traveling, teaching writing classes, and separation from his new lover, J.X. Moriarity.

For J.X., Kit’s cancellation of yet another romantic weekend is the death knell of a relationship that has been limping along for months. But that’s just as well, right? Kit isn’t ready for anything serious and besides, Kit owes Anna far too much to refuse.

Faster than you can say “Miss Marple wears boxer shorts”, Kit is snooping around Anna’s elegant, snowbound mansion in the Berkshires for clues as to who’s trying to kill her. A tough task with six amateur sleuths underfoot. Six budding writers with a tangled web of dark undercurrents running among them.

Slowly, Kit gets the uneasy feeling that the secret may lie between the pages of someone’s fictional past. Unfortunately, a clever killer is one step ahead. And it may be too late for J.X. to ride to the rescue.

Warning: Contains one irascible, forty-year-old mystery writer who desperately needs to get laid, one exasperated thirty-something ex-cop only too happy to oblige, an isolated country manor that needs the thermostat cranked up, various assorted aspiring and perspiring authors, and a merciless killer who may have read one too many mystery novels.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Free Read: The Dickens With Love by Josh Lanyon

For one month only, Josh Lanyon's The Dickens With Love, a Christmastime romance, is available for free on Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook.

I highly recommend The Dickens With Love. In fact, you can read my review of it HERE.

The Dickens With Love is published as both an ebook and in print (in the To All a (Very Sexy) Good Night anthology) from Samhain Publishing:

The Dickens With Love CoverA quirky holiday romance about Faith, Hope, and…er…glow-in-the-dark condoms!

Three years ago, a scandal cost antiquarian “book hunter” James Winter everything that mattered to him: his job, his lover and his self-respect. But now the rich and unscrupulous Mr. Stephanopoulos has a proposition. A previously unpublished Christmas book by Charles Dickens has turned up in the hands of an English chemistry professor by the name of Sedgwick Crisparkle. Mr. S. wants that book at any price, and he needs James to get it for him. There’s just one catch. James can’t tell the nutty professor who the buyer is.

Actually, two catches. The nutty Professor Crisparkle turns out to be totally gorgeous—and on the prowl. Faster than you can say, “Old Saint Nick,” James is mixing business with pleasure…and in real danger of forgetting that this is just a holiday romance.

Just as they’re well on the way to having their peppermint sticks and eating them too, Sedgwick discovers the truth. James has been a very bad boy. And any chance Santa will bring him what he wants most is disappearing quicker than the Jolly Old Elf’s sleigh.

Warning: This book contains an ocelot, songs by America, Stardust martinis, tinsel, long-lost manuscripts, Faith, Hope and…Love.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Book Excitement: Heat of the Night by Elle Kennedy

I love Elle Kennedy's sexy Navy SEALs and am always thrilled when a new Out of Uniform book comes out. Much to my excitement, Ms. Kennedy's next Out of Uniform book, Heat of the Night, comes out this coming Tuesday.

Note: Reading order and release date information for Elle Kennedy's books can be found HERE on Wit and Sin

Heat of the Night Cover Heat of the Night by Elle Kennedy
Release Date: November 16, 2010

Back Cover Blurb (from Elle Kennedy's website):
When the heat is on, anything that can happen...will.
Out of Uniform, Book 5

When her long-time fiancé breaks off their engagement, saying he needs to “explore other avenues”, Annabelle Holmes has no trouble reading between the lines. Bryce thinks she’s a prude. Funny, since when it comes to acting out sexual fantasies, he’s always been the squeamish one.

Determined to prove him wrong, she sublets an apartment in San Diego, grabs pen and paper, and lists all her sexual fantasies. Intending to surprise Bryce with it as soon as possible. Only the list winds up in the wrong hands—or are they the right ones?

Navy SEAL Ryan Evans is expecting a little impromptu fun with his always-willing, blonde-and-leggy neighbor. But when he slides into her bed, he finds horrified, brunette-and-curvy Annabelle instead—along with her naughty list.

Embarrassment doesn’t begin to cover it when Annabelle realizes where her list has ended up. But then Ryan makes her a delicious offer: The chance to check off every last wild, wicked item—with the help of his equally hot SEAL team buddy, Matt.

A harmless fling is easy to add to her list. Then something unexpected happens that’s not so easy to cross off...

Warning: This title features a sassy heroine, a Navy SEAL hero, and a sex list—being organized has never been so much fun! Be prepared for hot sex on the floor, in public, and even with someone watching...

Elle Kennedy Book Order

Click on series title to jump to a particular reading order:

Avalon Bay
Briar U
Killer Instincts
Out of Uniform
East Coast 8
The Royals (w/a Erin Watt)
After Hours
Welcome to Paradise
Small Town Scandals
The Kelley Legacy
Eden Falls
The Hunted
Stand Alones - Adult
Stand Alones - YA

Avalon Bay

1. Good Girl Complex
Mackenzie “Mac” Cabot and Cooper Hartley
My Review



1. The Deal
Garrett Graham and Hannah Wells
My Review

2. The Mistake
John Logan and Grace Ivers
My Review

3. The Score
Dean Di-Laurentis and Allie Hayes
My Review

4. The Goal
John Tucker and Sabrina James
My Review

5. The Legacy


Briar U

1. The Chase

2. The Risk

3. The Play

4. The Dare


Killer Instincts

1. Midnight Rescue
Kane Woodland and Abby Sinclair
My Review

2. Midnight Alias
Luke Dubois and Olivia Taylor
My Review

3. Midnight Games
Trevor Callaghan and Isabel Roma
My Review

4. Midnight Pursuits
Ethan Hayes and Juliet Mason
My Review

4.5. After Midnight
Kane Woodland and Abby Sinclair

5. Midnight Action
Jim Morgan and Noelle
My Review

6. Midnight Captive
Sean Reilly and Bailey Jones
My Review

7. Midnight Revenge
Derek "D" Pratt and Sofia Amaro
My Review

8. Midnight Target
David Ashton and Cate Morgan
Liam Macgregor and Sullivan Port
My Review



1. Claimed
Connor Mackenzie and Hudson Lane
My Review

2. Addicted
Lennox and Jamie
My Review

3. Ruled
Rylan, Reese, and Sloan
My Review


Out of Uniform

1. Heat of the Moment
John Garrett and Shelby Harper
Note: Also available in the Red-Hot Summer anthology and the Hot and Bothered anthology

2. Heat of Passion
Carson Scott and Holly Lawson
My Review

3. Heat of the Storm
Will Charleston and Mackenzie Wade
My Review

*Hot and Bothered
Anthology containing Heat of the Moment, Heat of Passion, and Heat of the Storm

4. Heat It Up
Thomas Becker and Jane Harrison
My Review

5. Heat of the Night
Ryan Evans and Annabelle Holmes
My Review

6. The Heat is On
Matt O'Connor and Savannah Harte
My Review

*Hot and Heavy
Anthology containing Heat It Up, Heat of the Night, and The Heat is On

7. Feeling Hot
Cash McCoy and Jen Scott
My Review

8. Getting Hotter
Seth Masterson and Miranda Breslin
My Review

9. Hotter Than Ever
Dylan Wade, Aidan Rhodes, and Claire McKinley
My Review

9.5. A Little Bit of Hot

10. As Hot As It Gets
Jackson Ramsey and Mia Weldrick

10.5. Flash Fire
Cash McCoy and Jen Scott


East Coast 8

Note: East Coast 8 is a spinoff of the Out of Uniform series

0.5. The Strong, Silent Type (in the Danger Zone anthology)
Shane Heron and Jill Marshall


The Royals

Note: Erin Watt is the pen name of author duo Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick

1. Paper Princess

2. Broken Prince

3. Twisted Palace

4. Fallen Heir

5. Cracked Kingdom



Note: This series is co-written with Sarina Bowen

1. Good Boy
Blake Riley and Jess Canning

2. Stay
Matt Eriksson and Hailey Taylor Emery



Note: This series is co-written with Sarina Bowen

1. Him
Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning

2. Us
Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning

2.5. Epic
Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning



Note: This trilogy is co-written with Vivian Arend

1. All Fired Up
Parker Wilson and Lynn Davidson
My Review

2. Love is a Battlefield
Jack Hunter and Pepper Wilson
My Review

3. Don't Walk Away
Dean Colter and Emma Lee
My Review

4. Dirty Little Secrets (release date unknown)


After Hours

1. One Night of Sin
Gage Holt and Skyler Thompson
My Review

2. One Night of Scandal
Reed Miller and Darcy Grant
My Review

3. One Night of Trouble
AJ Walsh and Brett Conlon
My Review


Welcome to Paradise

1. Welcome to Paradise
Nate Bishop and Charlotte Hill
My Review

2. Take Me Home Tonight
Owen Bishop and Maddie Wilson
My Review

3. Born to Be Wild
Jake Bishop and Bree Lockhart
My Review

4. Since You've Been Gone
Austin Bishop and Mari Smith
My Review


Small Town Scandals

1. Millionaire's Last Stand
Cole Donovan and Jamie Crawford

2. The Heartbreak Sheriff
Patrick "Finn" Finnegan and Sarah Connelly


The Kelley Legacy

Note: This is a six-book multi-author miniseries

1. Private Justice by Marie Ferrarella

2. Special Ops Bodyguard by Beth Cornelison

3. Cowboy Under Siege by Gail Barrett

4. Rancher Under Cover by Carla Cassidy

5. The Captive (formerly Missing Mother-to-Be) by Elle Kennedy
Deacon Holt and Lana Kelly

6. Captain’s Call of Duty by Cindy Dees


Eden Falls

Note: This is a four-book multi-author miniseries

1. Colton Destiny by Justine Davis

2. Colton’s Ranch Refuge by Beth Cornelison

3. Colton’s Deep Cover by Elle Kennedy
Derek Colton and Chloe Moreno

4. Colton Showdown by Marie Ferrarella


The Hunted

1. Soldier Under Siege
Robert Tate and Eva Dolce

2. Special Forces Rendezvous
Sebastian Stone and Julia Davenport

3. Special Ops Exclusive
Nick Prescott and Rebecca Parker


Stand Alones - Adult

Top Secret (co-written with Sarina Bowen)

Say Yes

Bad Apple
Ben Barrett and Maggie Reilly

"Worth the Risk" (in the SEAL of My Dreams anthology)
Note: All proceeds for this anthology are pledged to the Veterans Research Corporation, a non-profit foundation supporting veterans medical research
SEAL of My Dreams website:

Hidden Desires
Travis Gage and Rachel Foster
My Review

Going For It
Riley Scott and Sam Taylor
My Review

Dance of Seduction
Luke and Ellie

Midnight Encounters
Ben Barrett and Maggie Reilly
My Review

Bad Moon Rising
Zack Creighton and Hailey Burke

Her Private Avenger
Adam Quinn and Morgan Kerr

The Survivor (formerly Silent Watch)
Blake and Sam

The Agent (formerly Witness Seduction)
Caleb Ford and Marley Kincaid

Body Check
Brody Croft and Hayden Houston


Stand Alones - YA (writing as Erin Watt with Jen Frederick)

When It's Real
Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett

One Small Thing
Chase and Beth


Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the author’s website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book Excitement: Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

It’s not Wednesday, but Nalini Singh has posted the blurb for her upcoming Psy-Changeling book, Kiss of Snow on her blog and I was so excited I couldn’t wait until next Wednesday to talk about it. Anyone who has read and loved the Psy-Changelings knows that Ms. Singh has kept us in suspense as to whether or not the SnowDancer Alpha, Hawke, will end up with Psy Sienna Lauren. Well, if you don’t want to know the answer, stop reading now ;)

Note: Reading order and release date information for Nalini Singh's books can be found HERE on Wit and Sin

Kiss of Snow Cover Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
Release Date: May 31, 2011

Back Cover Blurb (from Nalini Singh’s blog):
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s exhilarating world of shapeshifters and psychics is “paranormal romance at its best” (Publishers Weekly). Now comes the story of an alpha wolf named Hawke used to getting exactly what he wants--and of the only woman who dares tangle with him.

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight…

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home…and the alpha who is its heartbeat…

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I've been a fan of Sabrina Jeffries since high school and her writing just keeps getting better and better. The Hellions of Halstead Hall series began as a spinoff of the School for Heiresses series. The Hellions of Halstead Hall focuses on rather unique wild Sharpe siblings as each has to face their grandmother's ultimatum to marry within a year or be disinherited. Minerva has been my favorite of the siblings from the start and I first came to adore Giles in Wed Him Before You Bed Him, the final book in the School for Heiresses series. The sparks that have been flying between Minerva and Giles the past two books have me desperate to read How to Woo a Reluctant Lady.

Title: How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Series: Hellions of Halstead Hall, Book 3
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: 18 January 2011

Book Description (from Sabrina Jeffries's website):

Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother’s demand that she marry by year’s end: become engaged to a rogue! Surely Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed a scoundrel.

And who better to play the part of Minerva’s would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular gothic novels she writes? The memory of his passionate kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered with Minerva, though she has no intention of falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him! Little does she know, Giles really is a covert government operative. When the two team up to investigate the mystery behind her parents’ deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles’s secret double life, and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to find his way back to her heart.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween and Check This Out

Halloween is almost over and, if you're like me, you hate to see it go.

I'm prolonging it a little bit (as in, until next October) by enjoying Halloween romances. The Taste of Magick, my Waiting on Wednesday choice, came out this Saturday. I love this story and highly recommend it if you like warlocks, Halloween, male/male romance, and/or smoking-hot short stories ;)

To celebrate The Taste of Magick's release, Touch the Night is doing a Halloween giveaway of the book. The contest lasts until November 3rd, so go here to enter.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Taste of Magick

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I confess, I know Riley Shane, so it's no surprise that I'm completely excited for Riley's debut, "The Taste of Magick," which comes out this Saturday as part of Torquere Press's Halloween Sip line. Two sexy warlocks and a red-hot romance to get you in the Halloween spirit? Sold ;)

Title: The Taste of Magick
Author: Riley Shane
Series: Magick Series
Genre: Paranormal Male/Male Romance
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: 30 October 2010

Book Description (from Riley Shane's website):

Warlock Jason Prescott hates Halloween with a passion. His boyfriend, Travis Byrne, loves it with equal fervor. When Halloween time rolls around, the couple’s relationship hits its breaking point. In order to save it, Jason will have to learn to open up, step outside his comfort zone, and show Travis how much he means to him. With the help of a little magick, Jason will deliver a Halloween surprise that turns into a bewitchingly erotic night neither he nor Travis will ever forget.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Indulgence in Death

This is my first time for a Waiting on Wednesday post (thanks to Angela – aka one of the people I babble most to about books I’m waiting on - at Touch the Night for showing me how to do this).

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I’ve been a huge Nora Roberts fan for over half my life, so it’s no surprise I picked up her J.D. Robb mysteries. I fell in love with Eve, Roarke, and all their friends and have eagerly awaited each engaging new case Eve picks up. Want proof I’m a fangirl? My cat’s name is Roarke.

Title: Indulgence in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Series: In Death
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Putnam
Release Date: 02 November 2010

Book Description (from J.D. Robb's website):

First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.

Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life-and death-are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.

As time runs out on another innocent victim's life, Eve's investigation will take her into the rarefied circle that her husband, Roarke, travels in-and into the perverted heart of madness...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dee Tenorio Book Order

Click on series title to jump to a particular reading order:

Rancho Del Cielo
Deadly Secrets
Love By Numbers
The Lonnigans
The Remingtons
Stand Alones
Free Reads

Rancho Del Cielo

1. Betting Hearts
Burke Hallifax and Cassandra Bishop

2. Love Me Tomorrow
Josh Whittaker and Miranda McTiernan
My Review

3. Burn for Me
Raul Montenga and Penelope Gibson
My Review

4. The Virgin's Revenge
Cole Engstrom and Amanda Jackman
My Review

5. Trust in Me
Locke Jackman and Susie Packard
My Review


Deadly Secrets

Publisher: Entangled

1. Convicted
Cade Evigan and Katrina Killian
My Review
*Note: Convicted was previously published in the Undercover Lovers anthology (review here) and has since been revised and expanded

2. Wanted
Rick Trelane and Whitney Peterson
My Review


Love By Numbers

Publisher: Dee Tenorio

1. 10 Ways to Steal Your Lover
Kane Wilkensen and Delilah McGavin
My Review

2. 5 Secrets You'll Never Tell (release date unknown)
Craig Bauer and Cara Lewis


The Lonnigans

1. All of You
Kyle Lonnigan and Jessica Saunders
My Review

2. All or Nothing
Lucas Lonnigan and Belinda Riggs
My Review


The Remingtons

1. Midnight Sonata
Skylar Remington and Evie Parker

2. Midnight Temptation
Raven Remington and Vanessa Kaye

3. Midnight Legacy
Perry Chase and Tara Sellers



Publisher: Carina Press

1. Tempting the Enemy
Pale Rysen and Jade-Scarlet
My Review

2. Deceiving the Protector
Jensen Tate and Aurelia Crawford
My Review

3. Enticing the Stranger (release date unknown)
Jackson Blake and Betha Rhodes


Stand Alones

Wedding Wishes
Jordan and Ella
My Review

Grant Sullivan and Julia Sullivan
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Review

Test Me!
Travis Carmichael and Vetta St. Claire
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Review

Kiss Me Again
Ethan Roarke and Kira Weston
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Review

Love Me Knots
David Ellison and Krista James
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Review


Free Reads

Available on Dee Tenorio's website

A Wedding Story

The Adventures of Lady Savannah


Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the author’s website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Shelf of Awesome

Many people have what they refer to as a “keeper shelf.” If someone asked me to put all my “keepers” on one shelf, I’d first have to search Guinness World Records for the longest shelf. While reorganizing my bookcases today, I did, however, put together a “Shelf of Awesome.”

What the hell is that, you wonder? The Shelf of Awesome is a shelf of books that, in brief, inspire me. No, you won’t find any “inspirational” books on The Shelf of Awesome. By inspire I mean these books are the ones that always inspire me to write, to read, to imagine, to love, to smile, and to find happiness. I’ll even let you in on a little secret: not all the books on The Shelf of Awesome are favorites of mine and some of my favorites aren’t on the shelf.

Since The Shelf of Awesome is an actual shelf, no ebooks made the cut. Perhaps one day I’ll put together an electronic version of the shelf, but for now, you’ll find what’s on my Shelf of Awesome below.

And please, do let me know – do you have a similar shelf? What books have or would make the cut and why?

Favorite Book of All-Time
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

These Are Classics for a Reason
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

The First
You can never forget your first romance novel. Or, in my case, novels:

The Calhoun Women (Courting Catherine, A Man for Amanda, For the Love of Lilah, and Suzanna’s Surrender) by Nora Roberts

The Comfort Reads
The books I always return to:

Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
Weddings Can Be Murder by Christie Craig
He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan
The King’s Pleasure by Shannon Drake
The Bride by Julie Garwood
The Legend MacKinnon by Donna Kauffman
Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
Born in Sin by Kinley MacGregor
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

It’s Not Always the Book
These are the books that, while I love them, actually aren’t my favorite books of the authors in question. These are the books that make the shelf because they’ve come to symbolize an author and/or series that inspires (see above definition) me:

Sounds to Die By by Nikki Duncan
Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Somebody Killed His Editor by Josh Lanyon
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

Books Mean Love
Or at least they do when your closest friends also happen to be avid readers. These books make the shelf not because of the stories or the authors that wrote them, but the people who gave them to me:

The Eleventh Sheep by Kyle Mewburn and Claire Richards
Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian
Where is the Green Sheep? By Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Monday, August 30, 2010

Violet Summers Book Order

Click on series title to jump to a particular reading order:

Longfellow Series
The Night Creatures
Queens of Merab
Queens of Merab 2
Corporate Affairs (formerly titled The Worthington Group)
Jenner's Law
Velvet Ice
House of MonMarte
Connected Books
Stand Alones
Single Author - VJ Summers
Single Author - Sierra Summers

Longfellow Series

Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Paranormal

1. Longfellow Seduced
Magnus Crowe and Prudence Longfellow
My Review
Note: This book is no longer available


The Night Creatures

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Paranormal

1. Saving Jenna
Nic Alero and Jenna Stone

2. Forever Rowan
Aidan Ghallager and Rowan Stone
My Review


Queens of Merab

Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Fantasy

1. Temair's Fyre
My Review

2. Temair's Rayne
My Review

3. Temair's Aire
My Review

4. Temair's Earth
My Review

4.5. The Journey
My Review


Queens of Merab 2

Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Fantasy

1. Nuriel's Wolf
My Review

1.5. The Discovery

2. Nuriel's Cougar (release date unknown)


Corporate Affairs (formerly titled The Worthington Group)

Note: this series is temporarily out of print. It will be reissued at Ellora's Cave with the series title "Corporate Affairs," written by Sierra & VJ Summers

Previous Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Contemporary BDSM

1. Carrie's Answer
Marcus Worthington and Carrie Anderson

2. Meredith's Awakening
Tony Renatto and Meredith Worthington

3. Daniel's Awakening
Daniel Ellis, Matthew Worthington, and Shannon Whitney


Jenner's Law

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Contemporary BDSM

1. Unmasking Dorian
Dorian Jenner and Cassidy Anderson-Lassiter
My Review


Velvet Ice

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Contemporary BDSM
Note: Each of these books can be read on their own, but characters from The Worthington Group and Jenner's Law series appear

Sinful Treats
Sinclair and Kendra

Velvet Valentines
Derek and Elise
My Review

Velvet Submission
Gregori Lavinkia and Megan Jamison
My Review

Molten Velvet (release date unknown)


House of MonMarte

Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Paranormal BDSM

1. Willa's Master
Victor Breon and Willa Amber
My Review


Connected Books

Publisher: Phaze
Genre: Contemporary BDSM

1. Binding Ben
Ben Reynolds and Stacey Stanton
My Review

2. The Dom Next Door
Alex Johnson and Nadia Flemming


Stand Alones

Something to Talk About
Jon Denton, Wyatt Morgan, and Randi Lee Jenkins
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Contemporary M/M/F Ménage
My Review

"Let it Burn" (in the Hearts Afire: July anthology)
Kevin Kryszenski and Joanna Balentine
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Contemporary
My Review


Single Author - VJ Summers

Under the Influence
Max and Ben
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: M/M Suspense
My Review


Single Author - Sierra Summers

A Taste of Haven
Adam and Haven
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Boss Man
Dante and Penny
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Erotic Contemporary


Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the authors' website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another New Look and Crisis Averted

As you can tell, Wit and Sin has undergone another makeover. I think I've gotten most of the kinks worked out (phew) and I love the handy new search box at the top of the page.

When I switched over to this new design, I accidentally deleted all the links I had to my reading orders and favorite authors' websites. Everything should now be back up (thank goodness) and if you're looking for reading orders, reviews, or my favorite authors' websites, just scroll down and they list of links are all on the left-hand side.

Needless to say I'm sticking with this look for a while.

New reading orders will be coming soon. The jump links on a few of the reading order pages are still off and those will be fixed shortly. The lists are all there, so never fear - it's all in order :)

Thanks for visiting Wit and Sin and I'm wishing you all good times, great reads, and much happiness.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cherise Sinclair Book Order

Click on series title to jump to a particular reading order:

Masters of the Shadowlands
Mountain Masters & Dark Haven
The Wild Hunt Legacy
Stand Alones

Masters of the Shadowlands

Genre: BDSM Romance

1. Club Shadowlands
Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group
Zachary (aka Master Z) and Jessica
My Review

2. Dark Citadel
Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group
Dan and Kari
My Review

* Masters of the Shadowlands (omnibus of books 1 and 2)
Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

3. Breaking Free
Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group
Nolan and Beth
My Review

4. Lean on Me
Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group
Cullen and Andrea
My Review

5. Make Me, Sir
Publisher: Loose Id
Marcus and Gabrielle
My Review

6. To Command and Collar
Publisher: Loose Id
Raoul and Kimberly
My Review

7. This Is Who I Am
Publisher: Loose Id
Sam and Linda
My Review

8. If Only
Publisher: Loose Id
Galen, Sally, and Vance (M/F/M)

9. "Show Me, Baby" (1001 Dark Nights) (available 8/12/14)
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Jake and Rainie


Mountain Masters & Dark Haven

Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: BDSM Romance

1. Master of the Mountain
Logan and Rebecca
My Review

2. "Simon Says: Mine" (in the Doms of Dark Haven anthology)
Simon and Rona
My Review

3. Master of the Abyss
Jake and Kallie
My Review

4. "Welcome to the Dark Side" (in the Doms of Dark Haven 2: Western Night anthology)
Virgil and Summer

5. My Liege of Dark Haven
Xavier and Abigail

6. Edge of the Enforcer
deVries and Lindsey


The Wild Hunt Legacy

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

1. Hour of the Lion
Alec, Victoria, and Calum (M/F/M)

2. Winter of the Wolf
Zeb, Breanne, and Shay (M/F/M)


Stand Alones

The Dom's Dungeon
Alex and MacKensie
Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group
Genre: BDSM Romance

The Starlight Rite
Dain and Melina
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
My Review


Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the author’s website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A new look for summer

Because summer frequently means white water rafting to me (and because I discovered the design tab on Blogger), Wit and Sin has a new look!!!!

Never fear: the layout and information is all the same and more updates are on the way (double-checks and updates have already been done on Ilona Andrews, Melinda Barron, Shelley Bradley/Shayla Black, Meljean Brook, Kresley Cole, Cameron Dane, Candice Hern, Mary Hughes, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lisa Kleypas, Kinley MacGregor, J.D. Robb, Nalini Singh, and J.R. Ward - I'm making through all the lists before I add more authors).

Happy summer (or winter to those in the southern hemisphere) and - whatever the season - I'm wishing you all good times, great reads, and much happiness :)


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ilona Andrews Book Order

Click on series title to jump to a particular reading order:

Kate Daniels
The Iron Covenant
Grey Wolf
World of Kate Daniels
Hidden Legacy
Innkeeper Chronicles
The Edge

Kate Daniels

* A Questionable Client

1. Magic Bites

2. Magic Burns

3. Magic Strikes

* Curran POV #1

* Fathers and Sons (Curran POV #2)

* Curran POV #3

* Magic Strikes Hot Tub Scene

3.5. Magic Mourns

4. Magic Bleeds

4.5 Magic Dreams

5. Magic Slays

* Retribution Clause (in the Hex Appeal anthology)
My Review

* Magic Tests

* Magic Gifts

5.5 Gunmetal Magic (World of Kate Daniels, Book 1)

6. Magic Rises

7. Magic Breaks

7.5. Magic Steals

8. Magic Shifts
My Review

8.5. Magic Stars (Grey Wolf, Book 1)

9. Magic Binds
My Review

10. Magic Triumphs
My Review


The Iron Covenant

1. Iron and Magic

2. Untitled (tentative release December 2019)


Grey Wolf

1. Magic Stars


World of Kate Daniels

* "Retribution Clause" (in the Hex Appeal anthology) - My Review

1. Gunmetal Magic


Hidden Legacy

1. Burn for Me
My Review

2. White Hot
My Review

3. Wildfire
My Review

3.5 Diamond Fire

4. Sapphire Flames (available 8/27/19)
My Review


Innkeeper Chronicles

1. Clean Sweep

2. Sweep in Peace

3. One Fell Sweep

4. Sweep of the Blade


The Edge

1. On the Edge
Rose and Declan

2. Bayou Moon
Cerise and William

3. Fate's Edge
Audrey and Kaldar

4. Steel's Edge
Richard and Charlotte



1. Silent Blade
Celino and Meli
My Review

2. Silver Shark
Venturo and Claire
Publisher: NYLA



0.5. Origins


Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the authors' website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New-To-You Author Challenge 2010

I swiped this from my friend Angela (thanks babe ;)) and decided it would be fun to give this a go.

The Challenge: Read 50 new-to-you authors this year.

I'm listing each new-to-me author in the order I read them, as well as what books of theirs I read.

Since I'm a total book pimp, I'm using asterisks next to the names of the authors I recommend. Here's the key:
*** - I will be racing out to glom up this author's backlist
** - I will be definitely be reading more stories by this author
* - I liked this author well enough that if I come across something else of theirs that sounds interesting I'll definitely pick it up
No asterisks - This author isn't on my "look for" list (which doesn't necessarily mean the book of theirs I read was bad, nor does it mean I automatically wouldn't read another book by that author)

1. Amanda McCabe *
The Winter Queen

2. Dawn Halliday
“Winter Heat” in A Highlander Christmas

3. Sophie Renwick
“Yuletide Enchantment” in A Highlander Christmas

4. Cindy Miles *
“A Christmas Spirit” in A Highlander Christmas

5. Mechele Armstrong **
Another Night, Another Dream

6. Rebecca Royce *
Yes, Captain

7. Vicki Lewis Thompson ***
“No Mistletoe Required” in Better Naughty Than Nice

8. Rhonda Nelson *
“Snug in His Bed” in Better Naughty Than Nice

8. Dee Tenorio ***
Burn for Me

9. Sarah MacLean **
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

10. Annie Nicholas

11. Clare Willis
Once Bitten

12. Mychael Black **
The Lost Son

13. Jo Davis *
I Spy a Wicked Sin

14. Mari Carr
Rough Cut

15. Rosalie Stanton *

16. Cindy Lee
Vauxhall Vixen

17. Savannah Stuart
Miami Heat

18. Aurora Rose Lynn
Sexy Lexy

19. Jill Myles
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

20. Cassandra Gold ***
Quinn’s Hart

21. Christine Michaels
Kat Rides the Iron Men

22. Ava March
From Afar

23. Emily Ryan-Davis
Jesse’s Hands

24. Tara S. Nichols
Gamble’s Game

25. Dakota Rebel *
The Wager

26. Saskia Walker *
Brazen Behaviour

27. Brynn Paulin *
Boy Toys

28. Victoria Blisse *
Spiced Vanilla

29. Titania Ladley
You’ve Got Irish Male

30. Christa Paige **
Irish Kiss

31. Lena Austin
Ugly Duckling

32. Maura Anderson **

33. Lynn LaFleur *

34. Ella Drake *
The Forbidden Chamber

35. Janet Evanovich
Hero at Large

36. Meredith Duran
Wicked Becomes You

37. Xandra Gregory
Jolly Rogered

38. Karen Ranney
Upon a Wicked Time

39. Carly Phillips
Kiss Me If You Can

40. Kaenar Langford *
Indulge Me

41. JoAnn Ross
The Homecoming

42. Danielle D. Smith *
Psyche’s Gate

43. K.C. Sehlhorst ***
Hel Hath No Fury

44. Madeline Hunter
Ravishing in Red

45. Missy Jane
Two-Week Trial

46. Elizabeth Silver *
Winner Take All

47. Jenny Urban *
Winner Take All

48. Debra Mullins *
Tempting a Proper Lady

49. T. A. Chase **
Fighting Dragons

50. Maya Rodale
A Groom of One’s Own

51. Ann Jacobs

52. Shawn Lane
Only For Him

53. Randi Monroe
Turning Point

54. Cherise Sinclair ***
Club Shadowlands

55. Carol Lynne
Hell on Wheels

56. J.P. Bowie
Lunches in Laguna

57. Celeste Bradley **
Devil in My Bed

58. Jude Mason
Lunch is Served

59. Deirdre Martin
Straight Up

60. L.A. Witt *
Nine-tenths of the Law

61. Jenna Byrnes *
Practice Makes Perfect

62. Karen Erickson
Under My Umbrella

63. Susan Grant *

64. Cherry Adair
Black Magic

65. Katharine Ashe
Swept Away by a Kiss

66. Vanessa Kelly *
Sex and the Single Earl

67. Seth Grahame-Smith *
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

68. Sierra Cartwright
“Met Her Match” in Doms of Dark Haven

69. Belinda McBride *
“Educating Evangeline” in Doms of Dark Haven

70. Scarlet Blackwell
Just Desserts

71. Vaughn R. Demont
House of Stone

72. Virginia Kantra **
“Shifting Sea” in Burning Up

73. Mary Balogh
“Almost Persuaded” in Bespelling Jane Austen

74. Colleen Gleason **
“Northanger Castle” in Bespelling Jane Austen

75. Susan Krinard
“Blood and Prejudice” in Bespelling Jane Austen

76. Temple Hogan *
The Virgin Pirate

77. Titiana Caldwell *
Say My Name

78. EM Lynley **
Emerald: Rewriting History

79. Susan Gee Heino
Damsel in Disguise

80. Lorelei James **

81. Catt Ford **
Lily White Rose Red

82. Gina Gordon
Her Five Favorite Words

83. Viola Grace *

84. R. Paul Sardanas *
The Order of the Golden Rose

85. Sindee Lynn *
Prince’s Donor

86. Megan Rose
Happy Birthday to Me

87. Jacqueline Barbary
Perfect Storm

88. Veronica Wilde
It’s a Wonderful Fright

89. Shirley Jump
If the Red Slipper Fits…

90. Karalynn Lee *
Demon’s Fall

91. Brigit Zahara

92. Ann Cory
“Jola” in Daughters of Odin

93. Soshanna Evers
Punishing the Art Thief

94. William Cooper *

95. Connie Brockway *
The Lady Most Likely…

96. Matilda Madison
Forever Again

97. Ashley Ladd
Charity’s Auction

98. Susan Hanniford Crowley
Poseidon’s Catch

99. Eve Langlais
Apocalypse Cowboy

100. Suzanne Brockmann *

101. Harper Fox *

102. Nadia Aidan *
Sex Therapy

103. Shannon Leigh
Nana’s Little Black Book

104. Linda Howard **
Veil of Night

105. Hope Tarr
A Rogue’s Pleasure

106. Rowan McAllister *
A Promise of Tomorrow

107. Anne Rainey *
A Little Bit Naughty

108. N.J. Walters
Lassoing Lara

109. Kim Dare *

110. Nell Dixon
The Cinderella Substitute

111. Deanna Wadsworth
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

112. Tuesday Morrigan
Sun, Surf and Sex on a Beach

113. Rebecca Lynne Fullan **
The Hanukkah Surprise

114. Christie Kelley *
Scandal of the Season

115. Zoë Archer **

116. Lissa Matthews *
Arrested Holiday

117. Leigh Ellwood
Truth or Dare

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cameron Dane Book Order

Click on series title to jump to a particular reading order:

Seeking Redemption
Hawkins Ranch
Quinn Security
Cabin Fever Series
Foster Siblings/Coleman, Florida Series
Raven Island
Stand Alones
Written as Jamie Urban

Seeking Redemption

Genre: Contemporary

1. Aidan & Ethan
Aidan Morgan and Ethan Ashworth

2. Devlin & Garrick
Devlin Morgan
My Review

3. Maddie & Wyn
Maddie Morgan and Wyn Ashworth


Hawkins Ranch

1. Demon Moon
Connor Hawkins and Cassie Claire

2. Falling: An Erotic Love Story
Cain Hawkins and Luke Forrester

3. ReneCade
Ren Boone and Cade McKenna

4. Ride
Duke Boone and Risa Forrester

5. Knowing Caleb
Caleb Hawkins and Jake Chase

6. Becoming Three
Jace Maxwell, Jasper Simmons, and Sarah Tennison
My Review

7. Quick to the Hunt
Hunter Tennison and Alexander Quick
My Review

8. Untitled (not yet official, no release date yet)
Ty Boone and Max Stuart


Quinn Security

Genre: Contemporary

1. Finding Home
Rhone Quinn and Adam Reyes

2. The Ultimate Kink
Canin Quinn and Kasey Jordan

3. Saying I Do
Rhone Quinn and Adam Reyes
My Review

4. Breaking Logan's Laws
Nate Jordan and Logan Jeffries
My Review

5. Untitled (not yet official, no release date yet)
Wes and Robert


Cabin Fever Series

Genre: Contemporary

1. The Sweetest Tattoo
Kelsie Cole and John McBride

2. Grey's Awakening
Greyson Cole and Sirus Wilder
My Review

3. A Younger Man
Noah Maitland and Zane Halliday
My Review


Foster Siblings/Coleman, Florida Series

Genre: Contemporary/Suspense

1. A Fostered Love
Christian Sanchez and Jonah Roberts

2. Something New
Rodrigo, Braden, and Abby
My Review

3. Snowfall
Christian Sanchez and Jonah Roberts

4. Brokedown Hearts
Ben Evans and David Joyner


Raven Island

Genre: Contemporary/Mystery

1. A Perfect Storm Rising
Lucien Cabot and Sophie Emerson


Stand Alones

Cowboy Waltz

Dreaming in Color
Colin Baxter and Marek Donovan
My Review


Written as Jamie Urban

The Lifeguard and the Geek
Griffin Parks and Drew Lynch

Three for the Road
Melanie Bell, Hayden Trask and Charlie Smith


Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the author’s website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mary Hughes Book Order

Click on series title to jump to a particular reading order:

Biting Love
Pull of the Moon
Stand Alones

Biting Love

Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy

1) Bite My Fire
Bo and Elena
My Review

1.5) Biting Dracula
Bo and Elena

2) Biting Nixie
Julian and Nixie
My Review

2.5) A Biting Christmas Special
Julian and Nixie

3) The Bite of Silence
Nikos and Twyla
My Review

4) Biting Me Softly
Logan and Liese
My Review

4.5) Oz Bites
Julian and Nixie

5) Biting Oz
Glynn and Junior
My Review

6) Beauty Bites
Ric and Synnove
My Review

7) Downbeat
Dragan and Rocky

8) Assassins Bite
Aiden and Sunny

8.5.) Serendipity Bites (release date unknown)

9) Passion Bites (release date unknown)


Pull of the Moon

0.5.) Masked Attraction
Daniel and Zoe

1) Heart Mates (available 4/28/15)
Noah and Sophia

2) Mate Minds (release date unknown)

3) Soul Mates (release date unknown)



Hot Chips and Sand (release date unknown)
Cliff and Skyler
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Twice Shy
Zan and Vicky
Publisher: Mary Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Edie and the CEO
Everett and Edie
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Black Diamond Jinn
Rafe and Amaia
Publisher: Mary Hughes
Genre: Si-Fi/Fantasy Romance


Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the author’s website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Books I've Read in 2010

I was talking to a friend of mine about the 2010 A to Z Reading Challenge and decided it might be fun to keep track of the books I've read this year. Who knows? Perhaps the titles or series will catch someone's eye :)

This list is only of books and novellas I've read and finished (though if I read an entire anthology, I list only the anthology title). It's alphabetized by author's last name with anthologies and books with multiple authors listed first.

There are many wonderful books on the list, but the ones with a ** by them are ones I highly recommend.

Books I've Read From January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010:
1. Bespelling Jane Austen by Mary Balogh, Colleen Gleason, Susan Krinard, and Janet Mullany
2. Better Naughty Than Nice by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Jill Shalvis, and Rhonda Nelson
3. Burning Up by Nalini Singh, Angela Knight, Virginia Kantra, and Meljean Brook
4. Daughters of Odin by Lyn Armstrong, Melinda Barron, and Ann Cory
5. Doms of Dark Haven by Sierra Cartwright, Belinda McBride, and Cherise Sinclair
6. A Highlander Christmas by Dawn Halliday, Cindy Miles, and Sophie Renwick
7. The Lady Most Likely…: A Novel in Three Parts by Julia Quinn, Connie Brockway, and Eloisa James
8. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (audio book)
9. Silent Truth (BAD Agency, Book 8) by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
10. Turning Point (Tarot Café, Book 1) by Lynn LaFleur and Randi Monroe
11. Winner Takes All by Elizabeth Silver and Jenny Urban
12. Black Magic by Cherry Adair
13. Sex Therapy by Nadia Aidan (audio book)
14. Mardi Gras by Lacey Alexander
15. Deal with the Devil by Evangeline Anderson
16. More Than Friends by Evangeline Anderson
17. A Spanking for Valentine by Evangeline Anderson
18. Bittersweet by Maura Anderson
19. Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, Book 1) by Ilona Andrews
20. Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, Book 2) by Ilona Andrews
21. Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, Book 3) by Ilona Andrews **
22. Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, Book 3) by Ilona Andrews (re-read) **
23. “Magic Mourns” in the Must Love Hellhounds anthology (Kate Daniels, Book 3.5) by Ilona Andrews
24. Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, Book 4) by Ilona Andrews
25. Warrior (Blades of the Rose, Book 1) by Zoë Archer
26. Another Night, Another Dream by Mechele Armstrong
27. Another Dream, Another Reality by Mechele Armstrong
28. Swept Away by a Kiss by Katharine Ashe
29. Ugly Duckling by Lena Austin
30. Perfect Storm by Jacqueline Barbary
31. Captured (Sons of Gunmarr, Book 1) by Melinda Barron
32. Come As You Are (Ghost Seekers, Book 3) by Melinda Barron (re-read)
33. Conjurer at the Crossroads (Ghost Seekers, Book 4) by Melinda Barron
34. Garden of Stone by Melinda Barron
35. Graceful Submission (Graceful Series, Book 1) by Melinda Barron (re-read) **
36. Graceful Mischief (Graceful Series, Book 1.5) by Melinda Barron (re-read)
37. Heart of the Bloodstone (The Pentagram Stones, Book 3) by Melinda Barron
38. Heart of the Bloodstone (The Pentagram Stones, Book 3) by Melinda Barron (re-read)
39. Blood and Fire (Blood and Fire Series, Book 1) by Mychael Black (audio book)
40. Blood Curse (Blood and Fire Series, Book 2) by Mychael Black (audio book)
41. The Lost Son (Secrets of Socendor, Book 1) by Mychael Black
42. Just Desserts (Table for Two, Book 1) by Scarlet Blackwell
43. Second Helpings (Table for Two, Book 2) by Scarlet Blackwell
44. The Vampire’s Prisoner by Scarlet Blackwell
45. Spiced Vanilla by Victoria Blisse (audio book)
46. Lisa’s Summer Cowboys by Talya Bosco
47. Lunches in Laguna by J.P. Bowie (audio book)
48. Devil In My Bed (The Runaway Brides, Book 1) by Celeste Bradley
49. Rogue In My Arms (The Runaway Brides, Book 2) by Celeste Bradley
50. Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann
51. Bound, Branded, & Brazen by Jaci Burton
52. Practice Makes Perfect by Jenna Byrnes
53. Say My Name by Titiana Caldwell
54. My Reckless Surrender by Anna Campbell
55. Do Over by Mari Carr **
56. Rough Cut by Mari Carr
57. My Way to Hell (Hell Series, Book 2) by Dakota Cassidy
58. Fighting Dragons (Dragons, Book 3) by T. A. Chase
59. Revealing the Past by T. A. Chase
60. Fireworks by William Cooper
61. Shut Up and Kiss Me by Christie Craig
62. Demon Moon (Hawkins Ranch, Book 1) by Cameron Dane
63. Falling: An Erotic Love Story (Hawkins Ranch, Book 2) by Cameron Dane
64. ReneCade (Hawkins Ranch, Book 3) by Cameron Dane
65. Knowing Caleb (Hawkins Ranch, Book 5) by Cameron Dane
66. Devlin & Garrick (Seeking Redemption, Book 2) by Cameron Dane
67. Finding Home (Quinn Security, Book 1) by Cameron Dane **
68. The Ultimate Kink (Quinn Security, Book 2) by Cameron Dane **
69. Saying I Do (Quinn Security, Book 3) by Cameron Dane **
70. Saying I Do (Quinn Security, Book 3) by Cameron Dane (re-read) **
71. A Fostered Love (Foster Siblings/Coleman, Florida Series, Book 1) by Cameron Dane
72. Something New (Foster Siblings/Coleman, Florida Series, Book 2) by Cameron Dane **
73. Whispers by Kim Dare (audio book)
74. I Spy a Wicked Sin (SHADO Agency, Book 1) by Jo Davis
75. I Spy a Naughty Game (SHADO Agency, Book 2) by Jo Davis
76. House of Stone by Vaughn R. Demont
77. The Cinderella Substitute by Nell Dixon (audio book)
78. The Forbidden Chamber by Ella Drake
79. Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran
80. Truth or Dare (Dareville, Book 1) by Leigh Ellwood
81. Under My Umbrella (Fated, Book 1) by Karen Erickson
82. Hero at Large by Janet Evanovich
83. Punishing the Art Thief by Shoshanna Evers
84. Lily White Rose Red (Grey Randall: Private Dick Casefile #1) by Catt Ford **
85. All Lit Up (Pleasure Inn, Book 3) by Cathryn Fox
86. Driftwood by Harper Fox
87. The Hanukkah Surprise by Rebecca Lynne Fullan
88. Having Patience by Debra Glass
89. Her Five Favorite Words by Gina Gordon
90. Wicked Ride by Gina Gordon
91. Entropy (Terran Times) by Viola Grace
92. Sureblood (Borderlands, Book 3) by Susan Grant
93. Jolly Rogered by Xandra Gregory
94. Quinn's Hart by Cassandra Gold **
95. Poseidon’s Catch by Susan Hanniford Crowley
96. Lois Lane Tells All by Karen Hawkins
97. Much Ado About Marriage by Karen Hawkins
98. Bound by Blood (Drone Vampire Chronicles, Book 7) by Stephani Hecht
99. Reborn in Blood (Drone Vampire Chronicles, Book 8) by Stephani Hecht
100. Retribution in Blood (Drone Vampire Chronicles, Book 9) by Stephani Hecht
101. Enslaved by Blood (Drone Vampire Chronicles, Book 10) by Stephani Hecht
102. Running Hot by Stephani Hecht
103. Damsel in Disguise by Susan Gee Heino
104. The Virgin Pirate (Pirate’s Booty, Book 1) by Temple Hogan
105. Her Pirate Lover (Pirate’s Booty, Book 2) by Temple Hogan
106. Carnal Caresses by Desiree Holt (audio book)
107. Swingtime by Desiree Holt (audio book) **
108. Swingtime by Desiree Holt (audio book, re-listen) **
109. Veil of Night by Linda Howard (audio book) **
110. Biting Me Softly (Biting Love, Book 4) by Mary Hughes
111. Ravishing in Red (The Rarest Blooms, Book 1) by Madeline Hunter
112. Provocative in Pearls (The Rarest Blooms, Book 2) by Madeline Hunter
113. Sinful in Satin (The Rarest Blooms, Book 3) by Madeline Hunter
114. Illusions by Ann Jacobs
115. When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Eloisa’s Fairy Tales) by Eloisa James
116. Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys, Book 1) by Lorelei James
117. Romancing the Scone (The Matchmaking Chef Series II, Book 1) by Maddie James
118. Better Than Chocolate (The Matchmaking Chef Series II, Book 2) by Maddie James
119. Hard Candy Kisses (The Matchmaking Chef Series II, Book 3) by Maddie James
120. Two-Week Trial by Missy Jane
121. The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall, Book 1) by Sabrina Jeffries
122. A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall, Book 2) by Sabrina Jeffries
123. How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall, Book 3) by Sabrina Jeffries
124. If the Red Slipper Fits… (In Her Shoes…) by Shirley Jump
125. Sex and the Single Earl by Vanessa Kelly
126. Scandal of the Season by Christie Kelley
127. Heat it Up (Out of Uniform, Book 4) by Elle Kennedy
128. Heat of the Night (Out of Uniform, Book 5) by Elle Kennedy
129. Hidden Desires by Elle Kennedy
130. “Shadow of the Moon” by Sherrilyn Kenyon
131. A King’s Ransom by Aislinn Kerry
132. Icing on the Cake by Shayla Kersten
133. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, Book 1) by Lisa Kleypas
134. Married by Morning (The Hathaways, Book 4) by Lisa Kleypas
135. Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, Book 5) by Lisa Kleypas **
136. “Vampire’s Ball” (Mageverse, Book 9) by Angela Knight
137. Master of Fire (Mageverse, Book 10) by Angela Knight
138. Charity’s Auction by Ashley Ladd (audio book)
139. You’ve Got Irish Male by Titania Ladley
140. Mirage by Lynn LaFleur
141. Only In His Dreams (Only Forever, Book 1) by Shawn Lane
142. Only For Him (Only Forever, Book 2) by Shawn Lane
143. Only His Heart (Only Forever, Book 3) by Shawn Lane
144. His One and Only (Only Forever, Book 4) by Shawn Lane
145. The Brazen Bride (Black Cobra Quartet, Book 3) by Stephanie Laurens
146. The Reckless Bride (Black Cobra Quartet, Book 4) by Stephanie Laurens
147. Indulge Me by Kaenar Langford (audio book)
148. Apocalypse Cowboy by Eve Langlais
149. The Dark Farewell by Josh Lanyon
150. The Darkling Thrush by Josh Lanyon **
151. Don’t Look Back by Josh Lanyon (re-read) **
152. Slings and Arrows (Petit Morts, Book 2) by Josh Lanyon
153. Other People’s Weddings (Petit Morts, Book 4) by Josh Lanyon
154. Somebody Killed His Editor (Holmes and Moriarity, Book 1) by Josh Lanyon
155. Strange Fortune by Josh Lanyon
156. A Vintage Affair by Josh Lanyon **
157. A Vintage Affair by Josh Lanyon (re-read) **
158. Vauxhall Vixen by Cindy Lee
159. Demon’s Fall by Karalynn Lee
160. Nana’s Little Black Book by Shannon Leigh (audio book)
161. The Year of Living Scandalously (The Secrets of Hadley Green, Book 1) by Julia London
162. Emerald: Rewriting History by EM Lynley
163. Sexy Lexy by Aurora Rose Lynn
164. Dalton’s Awakening by Carol Lynne (audio book)
165. Hell On Wheels (The City, Book 3) by Carol Lynne
166. Prince’s Donor by Sindee Lynn
167. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
168. Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean
169. Forever Again by Matilda Madison
170. Finding Passion by D.J. Manly
171. Last Call by D.J. Manly
172. From Afar by Ava March
173. Straight Up by Deirdre Martin
174. Lunch is Served by Jude Mason (audio book)
175. Arrested Holiday by Lissa Matthews
176. St. Nacho’s (St. Nacho’s, Book 1) by Z.A. Maxfield
177. Physical Therapy (St. Nacho’s, Book 2) by Z.A. Maxfield
178. Jacob’s Ladder (St. Nacho’s, Book 3) by Z.A. Maxfield
179. The Marriage Ring (Scandals and Seductions, Book 3) by Cathy Maxwell
180. His Christmas Pleasure (Scandals and Seductions, Book 4) by Cathy Maxwell
181. A Promise of Tomorrow by Rowan McAllister
182. The Winter Queen by Amanda McCabe
183. Hard and Fast (Fast Track, Book 2) by Erin McCarthy
184. Hot Finish (Fast Track, Book 3) by Erin McCarthy
185. The Taking (Deadly Sins, Book 3) by Erin McCarthy
186. A Little White Lie by Mackenzie McKade
187. Kat Rides the Iron Men by Christine Michaels
188. Nothing Denied (Albright Sisters, Book 3) by Jess Michaels
189. Sun, Surf and Sex on a Beach by Tuesday Morrigan (audio book)
190. Reader, I Married Him by Janet Mullany
191. Tempting a Proper Lady (Brides of Nevarton Chase, Book 1) by Debra Mullins
192. Gentlemen Prefer Succubi (The Succubus Diaries, Book 1) by Jill Myles
193. Succubi Like It Hot (The Succubus Diaries, Book 2) by Jill Myles
194. Bait (Angler, Book 1) by Annie Nicholas
195. Gamble’s Game by Tara S. Nichols
196. Turn the Other Cheek (Sequel to Cheek to Cheek) by Chris Owen
197. Irish Kiss (Kissing Cops Series, Book 1) by Christa Paige
198. Star Spangled Kiss (Kissing Cops Series, Book 2) by Christa Paige
199. To Wed a Wicked Earl by Olivia Parker
200. Boy Toys by Brynn Paulin (audio book)
201. Kiss of the Rose (The Tudor Vampire Chronicles, Book 1) by Kate Pearce
202. Roping the Wind (Turner Brothers, Book 1) by Kate Pearce (re-read) **
203. Simply Insatiable (House of Pleasure, Book 5) by Kate Pearce **
204. Kiss Me If You Can (Bachelor Blogs, Book 1) by Carly Phillips
205. Love Me If You Dare (Bachelor Blogs, Book 2) by Carly Phillips
206. Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn
207. A Little Bit Naughty (Tahoe Nights) by Anne Rainey
208. Upon a Wicked Time by Karen Ranney
209. Raven by Dakota Rebel (audio book)
210. The Wager by Dakota Rebel (audio book)
211. Scandalous (Banning Sisters Trilogy, Book 1) by Karen Robards (re-read)
212. Irresistible (Banning Sisters Trilogy, Book 2) by Karen Robards (re-read)
213. Shameless (Banning Sisters Trilogy, Book 3) by Karen Robards
214. Fantasy in Death (In Death, Book 37) by J.D. Robb
215. Indulgence in Death (In Death, Book 38) by J.D. Robb
216. “Possession in Death” in The Other Side anthology (In Death, Book 39) by J.D. Robb
217. Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts (audio book) **
218. Vision in White (The Bride Quartet, Book 1) by Nora Roberts
219. Bed of Roses (The Bride Quartet, Book 2) by Nora Roberts
220. Savor the Moment (The Bride Quartet, Book 3) by Nora Roberts
221. Happy Ever After (The Bride Quartet, Book 4) by Nora Roberts
222. A Groom of One’s Own (Writing Girls, Book 1) by Maya Rodale
223. Happy Birthday to Me by Megan Rose
224. The Homecoming (Shelter Bay, Book 1) by JoAnn Ross
225. Simon’s Fate by Rebecca Royce
226. Yes, Captain by Rebecca Royce
227. Jesse’s Hands by Emily Ryan-Davis
228. The Order of the Golden Rose (Siobhan Bishop Erotic Underworld, Book 1) by R. Paul Sardanas
229. Hel Hath No Fury by K.C. Sehlhorst
230. The Taste of Magick by Riley Shane **
231. Zeven Ways to Kill Your Lover (Division 8, Book 1) by L. Shannon
232. Club Shadowlands (Masters of Shadowlands, Book 1) by Cherise Sinclair **
233. Club Shadowlands (Masters of Shadowlands, Book 1) by Cherise Sinclair (re-read) **
234. Dark Citadel (Masters of the Shadowlands, Book 2) by Cherise Sinclair
235. Breaking Free (Masters of the Shadowlands, Book 3) by Cherise Sinclair **
236. Lean on Me (Masters of the Shadowlands, Book 4) by Cherise Sinclair
237. Master of the Mountain (Mountain Masters, Book 1) by Cherise Sinclair **
238. Master of the Abyss (Mountain Masters, Book 3) by Cherise Sinclair
239. The Starlight Rite by Cherise Sinclair
240. Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changelings, Book 10) by Nalini Singh
241. Psyche’s Gate by Danielle D. Smith
242. Possession by Rosalie Stanton
243. Miami Heat by Savannah Stuart
244. Carrie’s Answer (The Worthington Group, Book 1) by Violet Summers
245. Temair’s Fyre (Queens of Merab, Book 1) by Violet Summers
246. Temair’s Rayne (Queens of Merab, Book 2) by Violet Summers **
247. Temair’s Aire (Queens of Merab, Book 3) by Violet Summers
248. Temair’s Earth (Queens of Merab, Book 4) by Violet Summers
249. The Journey (Queens of Merab, Book 4.5) by Violet Summers **
250. The Journey (Queens of Merab, Book 4.5) by Violet Summers (re-read) **
251. Nuriel’s Wolf (Queens of Merab, Book 5) by Violet Summers
252. Velvet Valentines by Violet Summers
253. Velvet Submission by Violet Summers
254. Willa’s Master (The House of MonMarte, Book 1) by Violet Summers
255. Under the Influence by VJ Summers
256. A Rogue’s Pleasure by Hope Tarr
257. All of You (The Lonnigans, Book 1) by Dee Tenorio
258. All or Nothing (The Lonnigans, Book 2) by Dee Tenorio
259. Kiss Me Again by Dee Tenorio
260. Love Me Tomorrow (Rancho Del Cielo, Book 2) by Dee Tenorio
261. Burn for Me (Rancho Del Cielo, Book 3) by Dee Tenorio **
262. Love Me Knots by Dee Tenorio
263. Shaken by Dee Tenorio
264. Tempting the Enemy by Dee Tenorio
265. A Wedding Story by Dee Tenorio
266. Blonde with a Wand (Babes on Brooms, Book 1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson **
267. Chick with a Charm (Babes on Brooms, Book 2) by Vicki Lewis Thompson
268. Brazen Behaviour by Saskia Walker (audio book)
269. Lassoing Lara by N.J. Walters
270. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Deanna Wadsworth
271. Covet (Fallen Angels, Book 1) by J.R. Ward
272. Crave (Fallen Angels, Book 2) by J.R. Ward
273. Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8) by J.R. Ward
274. Dark Man (Blood Slaves, Book 3) by KyAnn Waters
275. Faery Surprising (Faerily Imperfect, Book 2) by Mia Watts
276. Freeze Frame (Faerily Imperfect, Book 3) by Mia Watts
277. It’s a Wonderful Fright by Veronica Wilde
278. Lessons from a Scarlet Lady by Emma Wildes
279. A Midwinter Night’s Delights by Kelli A. Wilkins
280. Once Bitten by Clare Willis
281. Nine-tenths of the Law by L.A. Witt
282. Emergency: A City Hospital Novel by Drew Zachary
283. Stud by Brigit Zahara