Monday, December 16, 2013

Recommend Monday

Good Monday All!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend filled with great reads. Can't wait to hear about them.

I finally made it to the halfway point on NOTHING TO LOSE. Yay! Even though I wanted to release the book by year's end, I'm glad I gave myself more time. This book is not only turning into one of my favorites but I'm loving the series idea and where its headed. So, hopefully you won't be too disappointed in the delay. I do plan to share an excerpt on my Facebook page soon. As soon as I have it up, I'll let you know so you can pop over there. Early next year, I'll post the beautiful cover for NTL, which was created by the awesome cover artist, Tricia Schmidt of PickyMe Designs. As you'll remember, she also did the fabulous new cover for CHANCES ARE.

No new reads for me this week however I'm planning on taking a few days off between Christmas and New Years and hope to devour as many books as I can. What do you have to recommend?

BTW, I'm doing a 12 days of book giveaways on Facebook, leading up to Christmas Day. I've already posted winners for the first 3 days but there's plenty of days left. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post on my Facebook page. Easy peasy! Today's prize is the 4th book in the LCR series, NO CHANCE. So come on over!

And don't forget to enter the giveaway of a box of books and other goodies that I'll be giving away on 12/31, tell us some of your favorite reads this year. You can give 1 or a 100. Doesn't matter but you have to name at least one favorite read to enter.

Three of my faves for the year are: Pamela Clare's Striking Distance, Liliana Hart's Kill Shot and Rachel Grant's Body of Evidence. All fabulous reads!

Next week's entry will be to tell us what book(s) you're looking forward to reading in 2014.

Have a great week everyone! And if you're out shopping, please be careful!


Tara said...

Hi Christy/All,

No recommends this week for me either, and while I'll have time of between Christmas and New Years I am going on a technology vacation and spending all that quality time with my little!

However, some of my favorites this year for reads are as follows:
LCR series
Ella Grace, Midnight series
All of this years books by Marie Force
Rock Chick series and anything else by kristen Ashley
The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series by Lisa Renee Jones

I could go on and on, but must get back to work.

Have a great week all!

Anonymous said...

Just finished book five born wild in the black knight series by julie ann walker. This is a really great seties of books the emotions and men in these b ooks are great. Especially Rock and Boss.

krisgils33 said...

Hi Christy/All,
love the news on NTL. Can't wait for it to be finished!!

Two recommends:
Full Throttle, Erin McCarthy
Blue Lines, Toni Aleo
Both are series continuations and are great installments.

Have a great week!

oklanannie said...

The holiday rush is upon us and baking has consumed me the last week and presents still need to be wrapped. Through it all, I'm still reading!!

Some of my 2013 favorite reads (but nowhere near all of them!) are:

Anything/everything Christy Reece and Ella Grace -- and CHANCES ARE and MIDNIGHT LIES were prize winners.

Marie Force's books are always favorites as well and this year, FATAL MISTAKE and MEANT FOR LOVE, topped my favorites from her.

Pamela Clare's STRIKING DISTANCE and her winter novella UPON A WINTER'S NIGHT were favorites.

Emma Chase's TANGLED was filled with humor and delight -- can't wait for more from her.

Julia Spencer-Fleming didn't let me down after a long long wait for her latest THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS!

Probably the best and most surprising new-to-me author find this year was Colleen Hoover and her SLAMMED series. Wow!

I could go on and on and on -- it's been a really good year for reading at my house!!

Jane said...

Some of my favorites include Cara McKenna's "Unbound," Anna Sugden's "A Perfect Distraction" and Elizabeth Hoyt's "Duke of Midnight."

bn100 said...

fallen too far by Abbi Glines
never too far by Abbi Gines
forever too far by Abbi Glines

KC said...

My favorite books of 2013:
Beautiful Bastard series by Christina Lauren
I discovered Kristen Ashley this year so all her books.
Gansett Island series by Marie Force
Crossfire series by Sylvia Day

Gabriel's Redemption by Sylvain Reynard
Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines
Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis

Happy Reading!!!

Alison said...

Hi All!

Better late than never, right?

My fav reads of this year have been...
Ella Grace's Midnight Series
Pamela Clare's Striking Distance
Anything by Kristen Ashley
Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor books

My recommends for this week are Emma Chases's Tangled. So good! Can't wait for the next book!

And For Real by Chelsea Cameron.

Have a good week everyone!

Tracy Melhinch said...

My favorite read this year has been The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Unknown said...

I like anything by Darynda Jones- her Charlie books are funny and snarky. Debora Geary is another good one.

susannac said...

Well, are we allowed to mention re-reads? :) Here are some of mine (not including yours, because, really, you've read them already):

Pine Deep trilogy, by Jonathan Maberry
Dust, by Patricia Cornwell
The Murder Room, by Michael Capuzzo (non-fiction)
Six Years, by Harlan Coben
Suspect, by Robert Crais
Plum Island, by Nelson DeMille
Darkside, by PT Deutermann
The Belgariad and the Mallorean, by David Eddings
Getting Rowdy, by Lori Foster
Alone, by Lisa Gardner
The Gray Man, by Mark Greaney
A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness
The Anatomist's Apprentice, by Tessa Harris
Devil's Cub, by Georgette Heyer
Open Season, by Linda Howard
The Haunted, by Bentley Little
Extinction Machine, by Jonathan Maberry
The Grave Tattoo, by Val McDermid
The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee (non-fiction)
Crystal Gardens, by Amanda Quick
Rules of Prey, by John Sandford (first of the Prey series; all are wonderful)
The Sociopath Next Door, by Martha Stout
Chiefs, by Stuart Wood

You said up to 100. :D I've read more this year, but these are some of the highlights. Wouldn't hurt to have more, though! :D

Melissa Henry said...

Hi Christy,

Happy Holidays! My favorite book of the year is Real by Katy Evans

Unknown said...

Hi Christy, according to my goodreads account i have read over 113 books in the last 12 months and so for me to pick just one of those to recommend is just not possible. Because i have read great authors like Jill Shalvis who'd books like Rumor has it and Lucky Harbor series just grab you and make you smile and feel good when your having a bad day. Then there is Lori Foster who's Getting Rowdy will have you sll excited and hot fir more. Then there is you, your books grab me and take me in and i never want to stop reading them once i start them. They help take me out of my many bad days thanks to my health and for that i thank you. i also thank you for introducing me to a new author to me and that is Ella Grace thanks to you giving me my first ever signed copy of a book, I am hooked though I haven't been able to find the other books because the store here doesn't have them in stock I can't wait to find them and read them and read more from her. Then there is Carley Phillips and Lori Leigh and H.M.Ward and M.Leighton. Then who can forget great characters like Christian Grey and Annastia Steele by E.L.James or Giddeon Cross by Sylvia Day or Gabriel from Sylvian Reynard. Then of course there has been trips to Susan Mallery's fool's gold and Robyn Carr's virgin river. Then of course there is Jaci Burton and Janet Evanovich and Maya Banks with KGI series and her Colter's series and the trilogy she put out this year as well. Then there are the authors like Jamie McGuire with whole Beautiful series that kept you coming back for more with each book. Then Kristen Ashley and her Rock chicks series the laugh out loud til your sides hurt and you might pee yourself type books, while at the same time worrying about will the heroine really be okay. Then there is Christine Lauren these two women write together and have written the series Beautiful Bastard, Bombshell, player, Bitch all great funny books that take you through a each characters journey in a grough while still keeping in the main group.There is also Marie Force and her Fatal series. So as you can see there are way to many books and authors for me to recommend just one. I highly recommend all of the above mentioned.

Unknown said...

My recommends for this year are:

Written in Red by Anne Bishop
The Black Jewels series also by Anne Bishop
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh

I'm sure there are more who should be mentioned, but I'm drawing a blank - I definitely read too much (and trust me, I'm not exaggerating).

Regina said...

I fell in love again with Johanna Lindsey when I stumbled across One Heart to Win. Loved it!

Unknown said...

My favorite reads this year have been An Affair to Dismember by Elise Sax, Silent Echo by J.R. Rain, Rumor Has it by Jill Shalvis, The Laws of Attraction and Home Court Advantage by N.M. Silber, and Charred Heart and Charred Tears by Lizzy Ford.

Unknown said...

My favorite reads of this year had to Midnight Secrets and Midnight Lies. I love, love, love this series.

donnas said...

Bound by Night - Larissa Ione
Omens - Kelley Armstrong
Midnight Secrets

off the top of my head

Alima Kanumilli said...

My favz - "Last Chance" - McKenna and Luke, "Hunted Series" by Jennifer Ryan, "The Sullivan Series" by Bella Andre, "Midnight Series" by Ella Grace....and I could go on....on...... :)

Happy Holidays Christy!

Unknown said...

OOH what a question! I have read soo many good books this year! ;-)

jr ward
lori foster getting rowdy
jill shalvis always on my mind
sabrina york uhh several! the tryst islad series was soo fabulous! holt is my favorite! along with making over maris which I adore! :-)

paige tyler dead sexy one of the very first zombie books I have read and enjoyed it very much!

monica burns blue stocking christmas I love that story all year round!

I have found a TON of new authors through contests in december! I have put at least 20 books on my kindle this last week! needless to say I am way behind on reading and In the new year I am going on a very long reading binge! ;)

Unknown said...

Hi Christie!

This is a hard question! Hard in the sense of narrowing down the list, lol.

All Cherry Adair's releases!!!
I discovered LCR books this year, so they are on the list.
Maya Banks KGI series.
Christine Feehans Sisters series, Carpayian series, and Ghostwalker series.
Nora Roberts series --- all of them.

I can't stop. There are so many more! Lol


Unknown said...

I listed authors and their series. If I need to name a specific book I'll start with Cherry Adair's Ice Cold and Ricochet. :).

Unknown said...

This has been a year of discovery. Discovering new authors and awesome stories. The story that really blew me away was by a newby out of Australia Kat Latham "Knowing the Score". I really think she is someone to watch for in the future. Otherwise there are just too many to name. I do know my e-library grew by leaps and bounds and I believe I got through somewhere upwards of 50 books this year. I have never been so blessed before with so many good choices for stories each day. Thank you for being one of them :)

Unknown said...

I cannot pick out one favorite from this year. However some of my favorites are:

Ella Grace - Midnight Series
Chances Are - LCR
Pamela Clare's Striking Distance
Sharon Sala - Out of the Dark
Brenda Novak's Whiskey Creek Series
Julie Garwood - Hotshot
Kat Martin - Against the Edge, Against the Mark
Those are just some of the books I read this year.
Everyone have a happy holiday season!

AquarianDancer said...

The London Steampunk series by Bec McMaster

Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins

Time Trap by Micah Caida

Game for Marriage by Karen Erickson

Vanilla on Top by CJ Ellisson

Christy Reece said...

What a fabulous list of recommends and favorites. And I love seeing the LCR gang and the Wildefire (Midnight) series on there, too!

Be sure to stop by today's Recommend Monday. Tell us what great books you read last week. To enter the giveaway, tell me what books you're looking forward to reading in 2014!