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Top Reads of 2014

Top Reads of 2014


Wow, where has this year gone!  I can’t believe that Christmas is now over and the new year is upon us. It has been an amazing reading year for me.  I read 119 books.  Woot!  That is a new record for me!  I have found new authors that I have come to love. Had some wonderful recommendations that I would have never read otherwise.


So here are my top read for the year. Now mind you some of these book may not have been released in 2014, I did however read them this year, so they count!! LOL!


In no particular order:


Callum by Melissa Schroeder ( Cursed Clan Seires)

Claimed by Stacey Kennedy (Club Sin Series)

Forever Wicked by Shayla Black (Wicked Lovers Series)

Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde (Reaper’s MC Series)

Surive To Dawn by PJ Schnyder (London Undead Series)

Hawk by Patricia A. Rasey (Sons Of Sangue Series)

Dirty Little Secret by Laramie Briscoe (Heaven Hill MC Series)

Preistress Dreaming by Yasmine Galenorn (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon Series)

Storm by Carian Cole (Ashes and Embers Series)

A Santini in Love by Melissa Schroeder (Santini Series)

Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James (Rough Riders Series)

Hard To Come By by Laura Kaye

(names and titles in italics, are new to me in 2014 authors)

I really stepped out of my comfort zone of reading this year. Most people know me as a paranormal girl. I like the things that bite. LOL!

I started reading a lot of contemporary romance this year and have found a passion for MC romance. I also have found a love of military men with lots of tattoos that just kick ass. I am amazed that I read so many books this year but also that I branched out and read things that I normally wouldn’t have.  One of my favorite reads this year was a cowboy book.   I would have never read a cowboy book had it not been recommended to me.  That’s the wonderful thing about reading what I do is that through all the people I’ve met I’m always going to find something new to read. I can’t wait to see what 2015 is going to bring to my world of reading!!





Frederick Book Festival

This past Saturday all the girls here on Coffee Books Life had the opportunity to meet and greet with a bunch of authors at the Frederick book festival. Panels, prizes, authors, swag and some wine made this event one of the best free events in the area. The day started by getting a tote bag with swag and a schedule with panels hosted by various authors. In a ballroom area all the authors had tables where we could get autographs, pick up swag, buy their books, or just talk about anything and everything.


Some of the authors included: Vivi Dumas, Melissa Schroeder, Mary Behre, PJ Schnyder, Eliza Knight, Loni Lynne, Elisabeth Staab, etc. The list goes on and on.

Our girls went to some panels including: Romance mash-up- how most books fall under more than one category of genre and how an author promotes a book that doesn’t fall into one place.

Blogger panel- Hosted by Joyfully reviewed; we asked questions to make this blog the best it can be.

Romancing the Hero with wine and chocolate- Ok…to be honest the wine and chocolate was for us but we had a great time naming some of our favorite heroes and what it means to be a heroic character.

Overall, it was a tiring but amazing day and we got lots of signed goodies that we are giving away to one lucky reader!  WHOOT!







We have a Frederick Book Festival tote bag signed by almost all the romance/paranormal authors in attendance!  They include Melissa Schroeder, PJ Schnyder, Vivi Dumas, Eliza Knight, Loni Lynne, Elisabeth Staab, Jean Murray, Cat Miller, Rachel Rawlings, Lynne Silver, Tee Morris, Philippa Ballantine and many more.  A Santinis poster signed by Mel! And see that basket of goodies, that is included as well!  A lot of the swag is signed!  This is a pretty good load if I do say so!  To enter please you the Rafflecopter below!  Good luck and we hope to see you at the Frederick Book Festival in 2015.


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