Elite Books I Am Most Looking Forward To 2018

Its New Years Eve and so this is where we begin to focus on the New Year!!! There are so many fabulous books coming out this year. And some of these books I have been waiting YEARS on!!!! It is a bit of a long list, so I apologize but there are so many goodies to look forward to.

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Lorraine Heath is an auto author for me, she always has been and to this day that hasn’t changed at all. Her writing is so compelling and emotionally driven and writes the sexiest romances. Her characters are flawed and real and the types you wish are real. The reason I am so stoked for this book is the HERO!! HE is not a duke or a lord or a viscount….he worked in business and has a yummy alpha tendancies.

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EEK!! I can’t tell you how excited I am for this book because it feels like forever that I have been waiting on it when in reality its only been about six months…but STILLL I am so excited. The idea of a biker PNR romance from one of my favorite authors, has me so STOKED because I have a feeling this book will be EPIC!!

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I adore this author so much, she is so talented but honestly I think the cover alone would make me want to grab this book up ASAP!!! However, there is more to this story than meets the eye and I can’t wait to delve into this book with a bayou setting and a mystery to solve!!

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Suzanne Enoch is one of those authors that I will always read, even if her books are just okay, I just love her work for the most part. I got hooked on her young and have never fallen out of love!! And this series of hers is AWESOMESAUCE!!! So I can’t wait for this one and love this dramatic cover here.

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I have no clue if this book will be coming out this year or not, the information I have is Feb 2018 but it probably won’t be that soon. But crossing my fingers that it will be this year since there have been so many delays on this. I understand the reasons why, however I CANT WAIT for it. I am still waiting to hear back from the author. So lets all hope we get luck enough this year to have this released right?

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So it feels like I have been waiting on this book for like forever, I have adored this O Malley family, and this book is a bittersweet feeling to be honest. Because its the last book, and even though I have been looking forward to this pair, I also am sad to see this family go. But what a BLAST they have been and hope they get their HEA they all deserve.

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Thanks to Book Twins Reviews (which if you haven’t checked out their blog….do so NOW its amazing) And I want this series in my hands like NOW!! And what a sexy tender cover right? I just love the way they are holding each other. Like they never want to let go. Yeah I am a cheesy romantic…so sue me hehe I want this book and I can’t wait for it.

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First off….COVER HOTNESS!!! Yes I am a cover whore, and this is one of my favorites this year. I am holy moly….where is this man, I would so time travel to the medieval highlands to grab this man up. But honestly once you get past the gorgeous cover, look at the blurb because yeah it sounds even better. A rebel heroine who turns pirate to save her clan??? HOOYAH!!

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I will admit that lately I have lost touch with this author and her heroines I don’t really care for always. Too modern heroines for my taste but this cover is pure tempation. So I will probably grab this up and see if I like her books or if I don’t.

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Okay I love the cover but I DONT!! Its gorgeous of course, but so not historically at all. You would NEVER see that dress except in the modern era right? But I love pink so I love it hehe And I am looking forward to this one, since the heroine is one that I love. She is sassy and spirited and talented. And its Lisa Kleypas, so I will always read her no matter what.

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When you bring together a spymaster and a princess….BRING IT ON!! Plus its Sabrina Jeffries and how can you resist right? Because I ADORE this author so much. So I am super excited to read this. I did receive an ARC, so I will be picking this one up very soon. And I want to know the secret of flirting so I can master it hehe

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Okay so this is one of my TOP picks for what I am anticipating this year. ONe….its a fantasy romance and I swear this sub genre in romance is just not written in enough?? Anyone agree? And second….these are the best books I have read from this author. And she just made me so eager for some dragons, I just loved the culure she introduced in the most previous book So I Married A Sorcerer so I can’t wait to see what she does with this delicious drabon hero and look at that body??? Can you resist, because I can’t.

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So I discovered Alisha Rai this year and LOVE her so much. And I think we are about the same age and both single which is cool. Most authors my age are married with kids, make me jealous hehe But I love her writing. And these diverse characters she writes are so endearing and wonderful.

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If you love vampires this series is for you. I just love this world of vampires because there is such a scientific reason behind their existence and I LOVE that. Its reasonable and logical and these books are so funny. I just crack myself up over these books.

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I LOVE this series so much, its Lora Leigh’s best work. Now why am I so excited for this book?? Because its CASSIE’S story. I have been waiting for her book for years now. So I am so excited. This is the top most excited book I have on this list. And the prologue I read was beyond awesome. I do hope the hero is good enough for our Cass.

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I love Anne Gracie so much, but haven’t read her in a little while. But when I heard of this book I was so excited for it. Marry In Scandal, is about a shy heroine (I love shy heroines) who is forced to marry a rake—-Love this trope so I can’t wait and what a gorgeous cover right? I mean her dress, the fan, and the beautiful garden backdrop.

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So there really isn’t a major reason why I am excited for this book other than the fact that its Jennifer Ashley, its another installment in the Shifter Unbound series and I love the colors of the cover. And from the blurb, it sounds like it will be an edge of your seat story. So I can’t wait for it.

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Okay so I just hooked on this author so I can’t wait for this book, and yeah I like a shirtless man kiss on the neck…so SEXY!! Because kisses are the neck are hot!! That is all.

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So I haven’t read this author, but this stand alone sounds too good to pass up. And yeah the billionaire trope is overdone, but this book sounds different than your average Billionaire romance so I am definitely going to be grabbing it up.

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I am so excited for this book especially when I was so impressed with book one. This book is set in the gilded age in New York City. We have a office type romance and their relationship has a more “forbidden” theme to it.

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I just started reading this series and LOVE it so much and plus its Kate Meader so it has to be good right? And I love a hockey player that is Scottish??!! YUMMY.

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YES!!! Kate and Curran…..Curran and Kate!! One of the best written couples ever in romance fiction!! And yes I consider this romance even if its UF, I still consider it romance because these two rock and I love seeing their relationship grow through these books. And I am just hoping that this finale will rock!!! My hopes are for some great action, Kate’s dad to go away, some kickassing by Kate and some rough around the edges actions by Curran and some intense battle scenes that will make this on the edge of your seat FUN!!

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This Ferraro family is so amazing, and I have adored every book so far. I love this edgy dark like romance that is amazing. And Shadow Keeper should be amazing. Each of the siblings deserve to have someone to love them, because they have been through hell since they were kids, and my heart breaks for what they went through here. So I love seeing with each book, them finding themselves more peace and learning to love and being loved.

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I have really enjoyed reading this author, and she is one of the few that writes Regency in the way I love to read it. And what a cover right? I love the mixture of colors, its like looking at a rainbow of sensuality.

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YEP!!!! SO THRILLED FOR THIS BOOK!! First off, its Nalini Singh, so you have to be stoked for this book here. And I am loving this world that Singh has created, and seeing more hidden depths. And I have been so curious about the Black Sea changelings, so I am pretty excited. What about you?

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I have never read this author, but I hear her writing is sophisticated and classy and I can’t wait. And yeah the cover is totally playing a part in me wanting to grab this up.

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Yep another Lorraine Heath because its Heath of course!! And second, this cover is SEXY, I just love this romantic pose they have here. And the purple tones is beautiful. So I don’t even need to read the blurb to want to grab this up and yes I will be buying this one.

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I am in love with this series, and this is probably the best cover so far because kilt, abs, hair flowing in the wind….YEP I am wanting it. GIMME GIMME GIMME!! And its Aulay’s book, so I just can’t wait to read his book.

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I am really excited for this book, especially when I was pulled into this author’s writing with book one. And I love some sexy law romance!!!

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I am pretty stoked for this book, I think the cover here is yummy and just makes me want to grab it up.

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The first book was so wonderful, so I am pretty excited for book 2, and I do love a sexy cowoby and Wilde writes them so well!!!

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YES …MORE HAVEN BROTHERHOOOD, so I am so so very excited for this book because these books are amazing!!! And yeah the cover is HOT!! And its Beckett’s book and the teaser Rhenna Morgan has shared on her site makes me wish I could get my hands on it now!!

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So What Books Are You Most Anticipating For Year 2018?

 

Love this post??!!! Have you checked out the other Elite Lists of the YEAR!!Check them out below.

The Elite of Book Boyfriends

The Elite of Leading Ladies

The Elite of Audiobook Narrations

Elite of New To Me Authors

Elite of Newly Published in 2017

Elite of Book Covers

Elite of New Series

The Swoony Pairs

Sexy Times

Let Downs

Bookish Quotes

Books I Wish I Had Made Time For This Year

Elite Books I Wish I Had Made Time For This Year

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So What Are Some Of The Books You Wanted To Get To But Didn’t?

 

Love this post??!!! Have you checked out the other Elite Lists of the YEAR!!Check them out below.

The Elite of Book Boyfriends

The Elite of Leading Ladies

The Elite of Audiobook Narrations

Elite of New To Me Authors

Elite of Newly Published in 2017

Elite of Book Covers

Elite of New Series

The Swoony Pairs

Sexy Times

Let Downs

Bookish Quotes

Elite Bookish Quotes of 2017

I am afraid to admit that this year of quotes were EPIC!!! There are so many good ones I just don’t have any clue how I actually was able to narrow down my list to these below. But these are my top picks for the year.

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A Date At The Altar by Cathy Maxwell

Children mean nothing to me if I can’t have you. You are the one I choose. I was meant to love you Sarah.

Nuts by Alice Clayton

“I love you—I love you so much! I want you, I want everything. I want small town and home grown. I want this—without the bees preferably, but if the bees come with this life, then I’ll take the fucking bees. I just want to be your Sugar Snap.”

“I’m all in, Farmer Boy.”

Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine

“Why did you want to set me free?”

“Because no one should live their life up in a tower, no matter how royal it is.”

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His Cowboy Heart by Jennifer Ryan

Love is too precious to waste, too good to let go, and too wonderful not to enjoy.

Once Perfect by Cecy Robson

“You broke like a piece of glass, right in front of me.” He swallowed hard. “And it fucking ripped me apart. I couldn’t help you, even though I’d promised to keep you safe.”

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Bound Together by Christine Feehan

She was genuine. Sweet. Protective. Nurturing. Everything he’d never had and didn’t know he needed or wanted. It was impossible not to love her. He hadn’t known that kind of love existed. Not that fierce, driving need that was so deep, so intense, it shook him every time he looked at her. Every second in her company was sheer paradise.

Million Dollar Cowboy by Lori Wilde

You think I am stubborn?”
“Lockhart, a pack mule in the Grand Canyon threatened with a three hundred pound tourist wanting a ride to the top in August heat isn’t as stubborn as you.”

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The King by J.R. Ward

You have given me something … I didn’t even know I needed. It’s the greatest gift I will ever receive–it’s, like, completing me already in places I wasn’t aware were empty. And yet … in spite of all that? I don’t love you one bit more. You are as important to me as you’ve always been.” He curled down and pressed a kiss to the loose shirt she was wearing—it was one of his, actually, and wasn’t that great. “I was wholly bonded to you before this, and will be after this—and forevermore

Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan

He would always be dominant, scary to enemies and yet gentle with those he loved.

Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley

I’m not a little cub, you have to placate. I’m not the Lupine just past his transition who wanted sex with you before his craving for you killed him. I mate claimed you, Jaycee, my best friend. Not because I thought it would make you obedient–hell, I’m not that deluded. I did it because I fucking wanted to. I claimed you because of your sassy mouth. Because your hair shines like gold in the sunshine, because as a leopard, you can hang upside down from a tress, for the Goddes’ sake. Because your eyes look like topaz, because you can kick the ass of any Shifter who gets in your way. Because you jumped into the fight club ring to keep me from being trounced by a Lupine who tried to tranq me. Because you’re hot, you drive me fucking crazy, and I don’t want any other asshole Shifter.

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The Bedding Proposal by Tracy Anne Warren

We live wild lives until we find the right woman, once we do, we hold fast and never let go

Wolf Hunt by Paige Tyler

First off, I think you get little credit for being friends with Remy in high school. It’s not as if you just met the man two days ago, you know. Even if you had, there’s nothing crazy about falling fast. It simply means fate put you in front of the man you were meant to be with. There’s nothing insane about that. In fact, its magical

Lord Of Lies by Amy Sandas

The entire world exists in you. You are the adventure. The rest is just an added benefit. All I want is the chance to share it with you. All of it.

White Hot by Ilona Andrews

A tall man was striding from the far end of the hallway. He wore the black robe and it flared around him, the wings of a raven about to take flight. He walked like he owned the building and he’d spotted an intruder in his domain. Magic boiled around him, vicious and lethal, so potent I could feel it from 30 yards away. He wasn’t a man, he was an elemental force, a thunderstorm clad in black about to unleash its fury.

Third Sons A Charm by Shana Galen

I don’t want you to come to the library because you are a diversion. I want you to come to the library because you are the only true thing in my life. Don’t you see? It’s everything else that’s a diversion.

Dirty Scoundrel by Jessica Clare

She’s mine. It just fuels my possessiveness. Natalie was born to be mine, I realize. I’m never lettin’ her go. Not now, not ever.

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Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde

When you look back at this moment, I want you to remember there was a BEFORE I claimed you and an AFTER. Now it’s after. You got me?

Six Of Hearts by L.S. Cosway

Believe in the unbelievable, because this world we live in is magic.

Warrior Rising by P.C. Cast

Sweet weeping baby Jesus he has a six-pack to beat all six-packs!

“Seminaked men!” Jacky trilled.
“With swords,” Kat purred. “It is a romance novel!”

When The Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke

“I fear that you encourage women simply by looking at them.”
“I shall take that as a compliment.”
She gave him a wry look as she began to put on her gloves. “I must have said it wrong.”

Cuffed By His Charm by Stacey Kennedy

Your heart is so big and warm, and that’s so damn beautiful

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So What Are Your Favorite Bookish Quotes Of The Year?

 

Love this post??!!! Have you checked out the other Elite Lists of the YEAR!!Check them out below.

The Elite of Book Boyfriends

The Elite of Leading Ladies

The Elite of Audiobook Narrations

Elite of New To Me Authors

Elite of Newly Published in 2017

Elite of Book Covers

Elite of New Series

The Swoony Pairs

Sexy Times

Let Downs

Elite Let Downs of 2017

I would like to say that every book I read this past year was simply amazing but I would be lying!!! Unfortunately I did have to DNF a few books and low rate some others which was so sad because I so didn’t want to have to be disappointed in reading.

 

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I would have loved to have this book be amazing like I expected but it was a bit of a disappoointing read unfortunately. Especially in how the hero treats the heroine. Of course he has money and is really successful and suffering from a bout of amnesia but he is a jerk in this book and it really puts down the story in ways I didn’t care for too much. Now granted there were some redeemable moments but it was not what I was expecting since I have loved reading this author in the past.

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I have loved this author so much in the past, but I just couldn’t get into this one, I just couldn’t feel the connection for this story and I felt a bit bored which is a novelty when it comes to her work.

I know I know, I am probably the only person on the planet right now that didn’t care for this book but its true. I just could get truly invested in the story until the end, I felt like I was forcing myself to read it and the only reason I didn’t put it down earlier was because pretty much all of my blogging friends RAVED about this book so I just knew I had to give it a shot and I did and was so disappointed. It just didn’t click with me, it was probably just me but the story just dragged way too much for me to really enjoy it.

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I had grabbed this book as a audiobook, now I am not sure if it was because it was a audiobook and the narrator just didn’t work for me or what, but I just couldn’t find myself interested in this book and I SO wanted to be into this but felt so “bleh” about it. I do plan on picking it up in printed or ebook format one of these days because I would hate to have to give up on this book completely.

This was an ARC and yeah normally I force myself to just get through these books if I receive it through a publisher or author, but this book was so CONFUSING!! I have read this author quite a few times and enjoyed her work. However, this book just gave me a headache and put it down and had to DNF it. Which was really difficult especially when I wanted to enjoy it but just didn’t.

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I loved the first book and had no issues with it. However I really was disappointed in this one. My big problem with this book was that it felt like a contemporary romance and it drives me crazy. I don’t care too much for modern heroines in a historical romance—I mean I am reading a HISTORICAL….so I want a historical type heroine. Just some of the phrases the heroine would say is so 21st century and just ruined my true enjoyment of the story as a whole. Even though there were other redeeming factors, this really made me want to throw the book against the wall.

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So What Are Your Biggest Let Downs Of The Year?

 

Love this post??!!! Have you checked out the other Elite Lists of the YEAR!!Check them out below.

The Elite of Book Boyfriends

The Elite of Leading Ladies

The Elite of Audiobook Narrations

Elite of New To Me Authors

Elite of Newly Published in 2017

Elite of Book Covers

Elite of New Series

The Swoony Pairs

Sexy Times

Elite New To Me Authors of 2017

Alisha Rai

This author I recently discovered with her newest series and I just fell in love instantly with her writing. She writes authentically real diverse romance. I love the diverse characters from chinese to hawaiian to mixed races and its so wonderful because you rarely see those in romance even less so than african american’s. So it’s very refreshing and seriously she writes forbidden romance like it is a part of her!!! And we are the same age and have the same single women problems hehe

About Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai has been enthralled with romances since she smuggled her first tattered novel home from the library as a teenager. She writes hot and emotionally complex contemporary romance novels and is frequently sought as a speaker on topics such as love in the digital age, sex positivity, and inclusive representation in romance and media.

She is the first author to have an indie-published book appear on Washington Post’s annual Best Books list. Her books have also won the RT Reviewers Choice Award and have received critical attention and rave reviews from sources such as Library Journal, USA Today, BookRiot, Washington Post, Bitter Empire, NPR, and Smart Bitches Trashy Books. Alisha spends most of her time traveling, reading, dreaming up sexy heroes and heroines, and tweeting.

Kristen Proby

I picked up this author a few weeks ago when I signed up for the audible romance package and oh my word…her Boudreaux series set in New Orleans is sexy and romantic and beyond full of swoons and I am so glad that I decided to take a chance on her.

About Kristen Proby

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

Nikki Sloane

I read her latest book, which is a NA and deals with some crazy fun in American Football rivalries and as someone that grew up in the Holy War rivalry, so many things I could relate with. And I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to pick more of her up.

About Nikki Sloane

Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there.

Now she lives in Kentucky, is married and has two sons. She is a two-time Romance Writers of America RITA© Finalist, also writes romantic suspense under the name Karyn Lawrence, and couldn't be any happier that people enjoy reading her sexy words.

Harper Sloan

This author I discovered early in the year, and she writes the most real contemporary westerns I have ever read other than Joan Johnston. Her writing style is what I love in romance. There is so much feels in her books, and not much drama, just characters accepting their relationship and enjoying being together. Not a ton of conflict, just books you can easily relax into with a few laughs along the way.

About Harper Sloan

Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn't writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.

Alyson McLayne

I picked up this author and what a writer. I love the style that she writes historical romances, because they aren’t modern hardly at all and I just respect an author that keep pace with the “time of the era” but also doesn’t feel outdated or anything. And boy can she make me burst out in laughter so badly. So very witty and charming and some yummy highlander lovin’.

About Alyson McLayne

Alyson McLayne is a mom of twins and an award-winning writer of contemporary, historical and paranormal romance. She’s also a dog lover and cat servant with a serious stash of dark chocolate. After getting her degree in theater at the University of Alberta, she promptly moved to the West Coast of Canada where she worked in film for several years and met her prop master husband.

Alyson has been nominated for several Romance Writers of America contests, including The Golden Heart, The Golden Pen, The Orange Rose, Great Expectations, The Molly’s and The Winter Rose.

Her debut historical romance, Highland Promise, will be published by Sourcebooks in October, 2017. Highland Promise is the first of five books in The Sons of Gregor MacLeod series. Highland Conquest will come out in February, 2018.

Alyson and her family reside in Vancouver with their sweet but troublesome chocolate lab puppy named Jasper.

Tillie Cole

This is an author that writes my style of dark romances, because they totally make sense in the way that the heroes are so rough around the edges but once they find love, they just treat their women so well and I LOVE her writing style. I am always on the edge of my seat when I pick up her books.

About Tillie Cole

Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother -- a farmer's daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the 'Toon', Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven 'proper mint' and 'lush' years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, "D'you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book." Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and "just bloody do it!" For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing -- yep, there's more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl... Ye-haw!

J. Kenner

I have really struggled with erotic romance over the years, most of the time it just doesn’t always work for me because it tends to lack emotional intimacy that I crave in a romance. However this author just delivers in every way and I can’t wait to read more from her. Because she has made me fall in love with this sub genre in romance.

About J. Kenner

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.

Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him.” A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).

Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries.

Hope Ramsay

If you are ever looking for those quaint small town romances that are beyond charming,  this is an author to go to. I just started reading her and LOVE her work so much. They just work for me and if I need a book to relax with on a rainy day or a snowy night, this author is my go to from now on!!!

About Hope Ramsay

Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has had various jobs working as a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a meeting planner. She’s a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart, and is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.

Katy Evans

Now if you hadn’t been paying attention to my site for the past year, than I can’t tell you enough how much I love Katy Evans. She writes the dreamiest of heroes, beyond swoon worthy and honorable. And her books always are easy to get into, so you are guaranteed an entertaining story.

About Katy Evans

Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…

 

The Elite of Romance Narrations 2017

Into The Fire by Jeaniene Frost

I will admit that the narration done for this book was simply fantastic here. It was performed by Tavia Gilbert and such a superb job was done on this narration. The book was only made better by this story.

Deacon by Kristen Ashley

This series has been so wonderful, and I had the wonderful opportunity to try this out through audible. This book was performed by Stella Bloom and I love her voice so much. It is so endearing and likable. What impressed me most about this narrator’s work with Deacon was in the way she made the characters come alive in this one. They felt so real and raw and it made me wish the story was real.

Force of Temptation by Suzanne Wright

 

I will say that Jill Redfield has become one of my favorites to listen to, that is how wonderful she really is. So talented, and easy to listen to here. And she has made this series so wonderful to listen to. Simply a joy to listen to.

Easy Love by Kristen Proby

I have to say that Sebastian York always delivers the best peformances and has the sexiest male voice I have ever listened to. This was one of the most recent audiobooks Ihave listened to and LOVED it. This book was simply fantastic and my first time reading and listening to a Kristen Proby book and won’t be the last.

Elite Book Boyfriends of 2017

There were so many wonderful book boyfriends that are mouthwatering, swoony and make you weak at the knees and give you tingles down the spine and I had a difficult time narrowing down my list but these are my top picks for the whole year. Considering I have read close to 300 books, that is saying quite a bit. So let me share with you those bookish heroes I wish were real.

Sailor Bishop

Sailor is the type of hero that is a keeper!! I could totally see this hero as husband material. He is hardworking, dedicated to his family, driven to his dreams, kind and thoughtful and sincere and knows how to give a knee popping kiss.

I say we don’t run, we don’t hide. We try. I’m no poet, Isa. I can’t give you fancy words. But I know what we have is special. It’s worth a fight.


Dilys Merimydion

There is something so unique about Dilys, a type of hero you don’t see very often. He was raised in a matriarchal society, he has worked hard for many years just for the chance to find love and marry. He is devoted, loyal and honest. He is true to himself, he respects and reveres women, the stronger and spirited—the better. He knows what he wants and goes after it and doesn’t give up on the woman he wants. He is the perfect hero that makes you swoon.

You weren’t born to stand alone. You were born to love and to be loved. To share what’s inside of you. And whether you want to admit it or not, you’re heart knows it can share it with me.


Valentin Nikolaev

Valentin is the alpha of his pack, he is a true leader in every way. He has the strong personality to protect those he serves, but also has compassion and a sense of humor that allows him to connect with every member of his pack, no matter their age or if they are a dominant or submissive member. He is patient with Silver, and is a hero that adapts easily to new circumstances. What impressed me most about Valentin is what he will do to win over his lady. How he controls certain impulses that his alpha side so he can court his lady and I loved his growly alpha sensual side but he also knows how to win a woman’s heart. Modern men today could take lessons from him for sure!!

He needed a mate who’d refuse to take any of his shit. She’d also drive him insane, of that he was certain, but bears were lunatics anyway. It’d be fun. All he had to do was convince Silver of that


Maverick Rylan

This hero is beyond sexy and sweet and protective. He is very loyal to his brothers in the club and knows who he is and proud of it. He has confidence and self assurance and will make your heart melt.

“Was just thinking that Lucy could totally be the club’s mascot. You need a biker name, though, ” he said, hugging Lucy a little tighter to his chest as she tense at the clipping “Lucy” is cute and all but it doesn’t really fit our vibe. Or the sweater I bought you. Maybe Lucky or Bones or…Slugger. Right?” The cat purred and stared at him “You like that idea, don’t you? Yes, you do, kittykitty.”

“You are totally cooing at my cat right now.”

“Am not.”

“It’s turning me on.”

“I’m totally cooing at your cat.”


Matthew Hamilton

This is the type of hero you would give anything to have as your man and the leader of any country. He is honorable, honest, true to his convictions and loves people. He is intelligent and charming and fights for the woman he loves and the only hidden agenda he has is to increase the betterment of mankind at the heart of who he is. We see a man who sacrifices much to make America great but also manages to be a wonderful husband and father. I loved his giving heart, has such a hope for the future and is passionate about life.

I’m in over my head for this girl. Once I thought I couldn’t do both, govern a broken country and have her. But I know now that I will die trying to do both. This is who I am. I’m the president and a man


Remington Tate

Katy Evans writes the BEST heroes I have ever read. So yes Remy is another book boyfriend for sure. Now Remy is a bit different from her other heroes, which I loved. He is flawed and has his own vulnerabilities. But he is also a fighter and not just in the ring. He is beyond swoony and knows that when he finds the right woman, he will do everything to win her heart and protect her. He is a true alpha, dominant and possessive but also is “broken” and needs love.

Protecting you is my privilege. I will protect you and anything that you value as if it were mine

The Elite Romances of 2017

There are so many things that I love about this time of year, but one of my favorites is being able to reflect on the past year and I love looking back on those wonderful romance reads that made the most impression on me. This will be a series I am starting today and will go until the end of the year. I will be forgoing my memes until 2018. And at the end of the series I will also be announcing the winners of the Romance Choice Awards which the winners will be chosen by my lovely followers who have taken time to vote on their top picks. So thank you all for participating and for being the best encouragement I could ever hope to receive. You are the reason that keeps this site alive and breathes new life into it!!

So here below are the topics I will be discussing on my favorites of 2017 and what I will be looking forward to in 2018

Here are the delicious segments that you can look forward to:

The Elite of Book Boyfriends

The Elite of Leading Ladies

The Elite of Audiobook Narrations

Elite of New To Me Authors

 Elite of Newly Published in 2017

 Elite of Book Covers

 Elite of New Series

The Swoony Pairs

 Elite Smexy Times

 Elite Let Down’s

Elite Bookish Quotes

Books I Wish I Made Time For This Year

Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2018