For my Twelve Days of Christmas, I decided to list my twelve favorite books of 2013. In no particular order, they are:


Favorite Young Adult book (even though I’m a grownup) – The Guardians by T.M. Franklin


The Guardians (More, #2)


Favorite book that made me cry – Where We Fell by Amber L. Johnson


Where We Fell


Favorite Short Story (NOT set in an elevator) – Plus One by Brighton Walsh


Plus One


Favorite Short Story (set in an elevator—yeah, you kinda saw that coming) – Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye


Hearts in Darkness


Favorite Dystopian (without zombies) – The End of All Things by Lissa Bryan


The End of All Things (The End of All Things #1)


Favorite Hot Alpha Male – Adam’s Apple by Liv Morris


Adam's Apple (Touch of Tantra, #1)


Favorite ZOMG It’s Finally Here!! – Lover at Last by J.R. Ward


Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)


Favorite Not Released Yet But I Read it Anyway – Return to Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia


Return to Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie, #2)


Favorite I Don’t Care if it Used to be Fanfic – Animate Me by Ruth Clampett


Animate Me


Favorite Hot Erotic Parody – Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever by L.V. Lewis


Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever


Favorite Book that shocked me, then made me cry, then made it all better – Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder


Falling Into You (Falling, #1)


Favorite Fantasy (with an extra helping of kick-ass chick) – Lightning Rider by Jen Greyson


Lightning Rider


Join us on Wednesday, January 1st, when Janine will share the books we’re looking forward to in 2014!


  1. Anne Hammond Says: February 20, 2014 at 2:22 am

    After reading this, I bought and read Falling Into You. Although it wasn’t a bad read, I couldn’t help feeling it would have benefited from a good editor. Sex scenes that go on for 20 pages (or felt as if they did) for one thing. Also, if you are best friends with someone from the day you were both born and your families are friends and neighbours, it’s inconceivable that you would have only met his brother twice … even if he did leave home when you were 11.

    • Thank you for reading. As an editor, I oftentimes think books I read for pleasure could benefit from additional editing. A curse of the profession, I guess. If I enjoy the book–which I did in this case–I have to set that aside, take what the writer is saying at face value, and run with it.

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