Sunita’s Best of 2011 List
In alphabetical order by author’s last name:
- If It Ain’t Love by Tamara Allen (my review here)
- The Only Gold by Tamara Allen
- Vienna Waltz by Teresa Grant
- The Rifter by Ginn Hale (Janine’s and my joint review of 1-5 here; my review of 6 & 7 here)
- The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (my review here)
- Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon (my review here)
- A Night of Scandal by Sarah Morgan (my review here)
- GhosTV by Jordan Castillo Price
- Petit Morts #11-#17 by Jordan Castillo Price, Sean Kennedy, Josh Lanyon, and Clare London
- Death By Misfortune by A.M. Riley
- The Penhally Bay Series by Various Authors (my post on Books 1-8 here)
Reviews of unlinked books to come.
I really enjoyed Tamara Allen’s books. Susanna Kearsley as well, of course. I quite enjoyed Ginn Hale’s Gentlemen something, but not enough to be that willing to buy the serials. Unfortunately. I have Jordan Castillo Price and Sarah Morgan’s books in my TBR pile so I’ll have to dig those out. I think I have one of her psycho vampire book? Bought it a year ago or two when, I think, Ann Somerville recommended it. Never heard of Teresa Grant, so will have to check hers out.
@Maili: Teresa Grant is Tracy Grant. This is a prequel to the Charles and Melanie books. The publisher is different, I think, and wanted a “fresh start,” so the character names are different too. I read it without having read the previous books (which are set later, so confusing when I write it out!).
I gripe about having to be my own slush pile sifter when it comes to self-published books, so I really need to give credit when it’s due: as I said in the review, If It Ain’t Love is not only self-published, it’s free. And it was a shoo-in for this list.
I should attempt to try Ginn Hale (other than Wicked Gentlemen) and Tamara Allen but the genre’s they write are not my favourite.
I loved GhostTV by JCP – I need more Jacob in my life :)
I needed this reminder to go download the free Tamara Allen novella. Thanks!
@cs: One of the things I’ve noticed about first-rate reads is that they often fall outside my usual sub-genre/topic/character comfort zone. Good authors can suck you in with stuff you wouldn’t ordinarily go near.
I wondered where JCP would go after Camp Hell. She didn’t disappoint.
I share a very similar best of list. The Petit Morts series has been a highlight for me this reading year. What I haven’t read is also in my TBR and you have only one new to me author, so I will have to look her up. Thanks for the reviews.
Wowsa, this is really exciting. Thank you!
@Sunita: That rarely happens to me. Then again even the genres you love can be filled with nonsense half the time. It’s the luck of the draw. I despise M/M/M (add more if needed) but “The Archer” by Abigail Roux was a book I enjoyed immensely. I wouldn’t have expected too because it wasn’t technically a romance and every single character slept with everyone, but amazingly enough I loved it.
I didn’t really enjoy Wicked Gentlemen from Ginn Hale, so it didn’t really push me to read anything else of hers. I like watching fantasy as opposed to watching it, uhm. Tamara Allen I think only writes historical(?) a genre I despise – but you can’t force yourself to read a genre you don’t like.
I am so excited for the next Psycop book. I understand we may have to wait for awhile. But I enjoyed GhostTV so much, a lot of fun, good development of the relationship and overall arc of the story. I may be the only one who thinks this, but I actually don’t enjoy the female characters in the series i.e. Caroline and Lisa. Oh well.
Wasn’t GhosTV excellent?
Oh yeah, as you may know I love Tamara Allen’s books and I am on book four of Rifter and loving every page of it so far :). Ginn Hale rocks as far as I am concerned :)
Just found this – lovely to see Vienna Waltz on your list!
Happy New Year!