My Favorite Books of 2014

I LOVE reading. If you follow me on social media, you know that in addition to writing 10+ books a year, I read a book a day or so. To day I have read over 500 books in 2014 and I haven’t even counted my rereads! That’s crazy! These are my top 20 for the year. They aren’t in any order other than WHEN I read them LOL. I know a few of you have even put a couple of MY books on your lists and you have no idea how much that means to me. So THANK you for being wonderful readers! And here is my list of 20 books which I couldn’t put down. (I probably missed some, but I had to pair down to 20 LOL)

What are YOUR top books of 2014?

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Up From the Grave by Jeannine Frost

Marked by Kit Rocha, Lauren Dane, and Vivian Arend

Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha

The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

Feral Heat by Jennifer Ashley

Bite Me by Shelly Laurenston

Bound by Lorelei James

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

Devil’s Game by Joanna Wilde

Azagoth by Larissa Ione

The Best Kind of Trouble by Lauren Dane

Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh

Broken Open by Lauren Dane

Chained by Night by Larissa Ione

The Witch by No Name by Kim Harrison

Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh

A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

What to do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte

Revenant Larissa Ione


Backlist Spotlight: Finding Abigail

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Holiday, Montana Book 3

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Tyler Cooper is the town sheriff and, in the past, had been the only person keeping Holiday steady. Though the community is now finding out that it’s town is magical, Tyler has always known it—it’s in his blood. He has always known his fate of becoming a cupid, striking love into the hearts others, but an enemy from his past is set on keeping him from finding his own destiny—and love.

Abigail Clarke is leaving Holiday for good. She has to. After years of trying to fit in and make Tyler notice her, she’s giving up. She’s watched her friends fall in love and it’s heartbreaking. Acknowledging that the one man she’s always loved doesn’t want her, it’s time to move on and find her own future.

Right when the stars align and Tyler opens his eyes, his enemy is back and has his sights on Abigail. Abigail is in danger and Tyler may be the only one to stand up to him and save her.

Warning: Contains one sexy sheriff who turns into cupid, complete with bow and arrow, the sweetest teacher you’ll ever meet who needs to find her bad girl side, and a love of candy hearts that’s sure to bring them together.

Reading, Writing, and More Books!

This is actually a post for the reader in my heart. If you follow me on social media, you know I post often about needing to find new authors or older books to read. So here I am, asking for some of your favorite authors/books of all time. Put it in the comments! I’m in the mood for ANY genre, contemporary, paranormal, historical, sci fi…etc. As long as there is no cheating and an HEA (if the HEA takes 3 books or so, let me know), I’m happy!


What’s Next: The Next in the Series

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I know a few of you wanted to know what was coming next in each series and if you can pre-order so here is a step by step look at 2015 by series. If I have pre-order links, I will share them. I don’t have them all, but don’t worry, look on my site or my newsletter if you want more info!

Redwood Pack Series:

This series IS continuing! Fighting Fate ended the first series arc with the last Jamenson finding their mate. There were two more novellas, Loving the Omega and The Hunted Heart released in 2014. BUT I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the world so not only will I be continuing the Redwood Pack series, I am ALSO writing a spin off series set in the same world. The Talons will follow the other Pack in the world that you met and will have many of the Jamenson children finding their mates!

What’s next?

Wicked Wolf releases Jan 13th as part of 1,001 Dark Nights. This is Gina and Quinn’s story. Gina is Kade and Melanie’s daughter and Quinn is a Talon wolf. It says it’s a novella, but because the characters wouldn’t leave me alone, I ended up writing a full novel!


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There will be more individual Redwood Pack books BUT you should also read the Talon Pack series. I will always show you the reading order though on the website and buy link pages so you know what’s going on!

Talon Pack Series:

This is a large series that starts in February. It’s set 30 years after the end of Fighting Fate. It starts a whole new series arc and I’m loving not only meeting these new wolves, BUT saying hello to the Jamensons all over again.

What’s Next

Tattered Loyalties releases Feb 17th, 2015. This is Gideon and Brie’s story. Gideon is the Talon Alpha and Brie is the daughter of Jasper and Willow from A Taste for a Mate. To say I loved these two would be an understatement.


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Also in 2015, there will be one more novel in the series released. An Alpha’s Choice (Book 2, August 18th)  is Finn’s story. (Melanie and Kade’s son.) While Tattered Loyalties starts the series, An Alpha’s Choice is where things really blow up. *tee hee* I will have buy links etc soon.

Montgomery Ink Series:

With the release of Tempting Boundaries on Dec 9th, 2014 became the year of ink for me! I released 3 novellas as well as 2 full novels in the series. There will be MORE ink in 2015 as well with 2 more novels. Harder than Words (Book 3, June 16th) is Meghan and Luc’s story. I have the cover ALMOST done for you and will have links soon. Hidden Ink (Book 4, Oct 13th) is another novel about one of the Montgomery kids. More info coming soon! PS Forever Ink (the novella found in Hot Ink) will be released on it’s own in 2015 as well.

Dante’s Circle Series:

In 2015 there will be one full novel and a novella released!

Fierce Enchantment (Book 5) releases April 14th. This is Faith and Levi’s story and I’m writing it right now! OMG Hotness…and a little dark. Tee hee.

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Fallen for Alphas (Dante’s Circle Book 5.5) will be released Nov 17th. This is Liam, Alec, and ______’s story. Liam and Alec were in An Unlucky Moon and part of Hunter’s wolf shifter Pack. They make some guest appearances in Fierce Enchantment with Faith too. *blushes*

Tempting Signs Series:

This is the 12 author series that are contemporary stories surrounding the zodiac. My story comes out June 23rd and is called Finally Found You. Links and more info to come!

Branded Packs Series:

This is my new and upcoming dark paranormal series I’m writing with Alexandra Ivy!

Stolen and Forgiven (Books 1 & 2) releases July 14th.


Abandoned and Unseen (Books 3 & 4) releases Sept 15th


That’s my 2015!!! I’m super excited about what’s coming up and I hope you are too!

My Next Appearance: Coastal Magic




I’m traveling in 2015 just like I did in 2014, but not as much. I want to release longer books and keep my health in check, so I’m cutting back on conferences. However, I’m going to Coastal Magic again in Feb!! I freaking LOVED this conference last year. It’s around 50 authors that publish in paranormal and urban fantasy, but the real focus is on the readers. You readers gets TONS of time to hang out with authors and other readers. The conference is in FLORIDA right on the beach. I mean come on, last winter sucked for most of us and this winter might be just as bad. Why not escape it?

Registration is only $85 for the whole event. Yes, you have to pay for your room and travel, but the actual con price is much lower than most. I’m super excited about this conference and I’m doing TONS at it. Plus I get to go and fangirl with some authors. Registration closes soon, so make sure you go out and get it soon! Plus it’s a great holiday present for your friend!!

See you there!