Saturday, December 28, 2013

Year End Round-up 2013: Favorite Books from Your Favorite Authors. Giveaway.


We asked some of our favorite authors what were some of their favorite reads of 2013. There are some on here that we loved, and more than a few to add to our to-be-read lists!! Enjoy...



Hm.. My favorite read this year was Drowning by Rachel Firasek. It's an epic book and her writing style gels so well with my reading style! Plus I loved Teresa Mummert's Damaged Series!  
                                                            
                                                             

 ~ Debra Anastasia                                                                          




My favorite book that I read in 2013 was Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.   

     ~L.M. Augustine                                                         






                                                 
                                                                                                                 





Ummmm. Probably The 5th Wave and Out of Line were my two favorites of the year. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey  just had such amazing storytelling that I adored it. And Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin was hella sexy. ;)
 
~Nazarea Andrews







One of my Fave reads of 2013 is Unteachable by Leah Raeder :)  

~Lauren Blakely
                                                               




                                                                                 





I'd have to go with Theft by BK Loren.


 ~Catherine Ryan Hyde

 
 
 





 
It's hard to pick just one, but I'd have to say Beneath The Scars by Ottilie Weber really touched my heart. (click on the link for a chance to win a copy on Goodreads ~Wendy)
Ottilie writes in such a welcoming, down to earth style. Her characters tug at the heartstrings. She knows how to create a slow burn of a romance between two people that readers can't help falling in love with. She blends tragedy with redemption in such a seamless and powerful way. This is a book that resonates. It serves as a moving tribute to the many injured and returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a symbol of hope to the ones who love them. 
                                                        ~Faith Sullivan




 

Making Faces by Amy Harmon.

   
~R.L. Griffin                                                                 

                                                                                     





I would say The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher. I loved how real and gritty it was. It totally consumed me. A real roller coaster ride of emotions! :)  

                                                               
                                                ~ Karli Perrin






Such a good question! I haven't had the opportunity to read very much this year, but one that sticks with me is Playing the Part by Robin Covington.

                                                                  

                                            ~Gina Maxwell






I loved the Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig!

                                                                  
                                                       ~RS Grey







Keep Me Still by Caisey Quinn
The Best Laid Plans by Tamara Mataya
Beautiful Oblivion by Addison Moore
Unteachable by Leah Raeder
Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters

                                                                  
                                                                                      ~Layla Hagen




 
 

Thanks for inviting me to contribute.  My top 5 for the year in no particular order are:

1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
2. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
3. The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely
4. God Save The Sweet Potato Queens by Jill Connor Browne
5. One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

                                                                         ~Jessie Evans


 



I know it's going to make me sound like a goober, but I only just read The Hunger Games and it was some kind of awesome!  That would probably top the year for me right now:)
 
                                                                                                                              ~M. Leighton