Thursday, December 10, 2015

2015 favorite reads giveaway

Hey, guys!

It's time for another giveaway. Because it's the holidays, but mostly because why not?

One winner will receive:
* Kindle Fire (8GB)
* $15 Amazon gift card
* $10 Starbucks or Teavana gift card (winner's choice)
* any 3 titles from LT3's back list (does not include December releases or preorders)
Enter via Rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The blog comment is mandatory for entry. The question is: what were your favorite reads from 2015? What books jumped out at you and really captured you? (The books do not have to have been published in 2015; you just have to have read them in 2015.)

My list, in no particular order:

The Firebird & A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
* Plato for Plumbers by Francis Gideon
* Letters from Cupid by Ari McKay
* Renewal by Leona Carver
* Fear Nothing & Seize the Night by Dean Koontz
* The Harem Master by Megan Derr
* Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson
* Dragon Scales by Sasha L. Miller
* Shine Forever by Megan Derr
* Caught! & Played! by J.L. Merrow

I could list more, but I already fudged keeping it to 10. So! Share the book(s) you loved with the rest of us. You can list one, you can list 10. Either way, we appreciate the recs. ^_^

And don't forget to check out LT3's Holiday giveaway, going on right now.


  1. I've read so many it's hard to keep track! I'll list the ones I can remember off the top of my head.

    Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
    Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade
    Silver Bullet by Rolf and Ranger
    Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

    1. If I hadn't been keeping track of what I've been reading this year on the blog, I'd've had a harder time recalling any! ^_^;;

    2. I was staring at my bookshelf trying to remember what came out this year.

  2. First, thanks for the awesome contest!

    Here are stand-out books from 2015 (not in any order):
    Chaos Station (the entire series) by Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen
    Guardians Of The Haunted Moor (Tyack & Frayne, #5) by Harper Fox
    Loving Jay by Renae Kaye
    Dark Space series by Lisa Henry
    Enlightenment series by Joanna Chambers
    Mocker of Ravens (SPECTR 2, #1) by Jordan L Hawk
    Hoarfrost (Whyborne & Griffin, #6) by Jordan L Hawk
    A Clean Break (Gay Amish Romance #2) by Keira Andrews
    A Way Home (Gay Amish Romance #3) by Keira Andrews
    Red Dirt Heart series by NR Walker
    Carry the Ocean (The Roosevelt, #1) by Heidi Cullinan
    Champion of the Scarlet Wolf series by Ginn Hale
    Down and Dirty (Cole McGinnis, #5) by Rhys Ford
    This Is Not a Love Story by Suki Fleet

    And, Maelstrom by Jordan L Hawk comes out tomorrow, so I am sure by the end of the weekend it will be on this list too. :-)

    1. Oh, I actually only have one of those on my TBR. Guess I have some new stuff to add. ^_^

  3. Even though I've been keeping a list since April, it is still hard to narrow it down, but here goes.
    Jackdaw and Simon Fleximal by KJ Charles
    Restless Spirits, Dangerous Spirits, and Hoarfrost by Jordan L. Hawk
    Gilded Scarab by Anna Butler
    Charmed and Dangerous by various authors (most of whom are among my favorites)
    Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
    and I have to agree that Maelstrom will be on this list too once I read it.

    1. It was very hard to limit myself - I read a great many books that I thoroughly enjoyed this year.

  4. I feel lame but:

    1) reading Megan Derr's high king 's golden tongue - both editions back to back.
    - rabbit season (Megan Derr)
    - the lioness series by Tamara Pierce
    - prickly business
    - Wicca today by Scott Cunningham
    - How to Howl at the moon Eli Easton
    - No Right Words T.T love
    - love for the cold blooded by Alex Gabriel
    - Cleanly wrong by Mell Eight
    - Pick a frat boy book by Anne Tennino.

    Huh, wonder what is says about me/my year most of these are my "cheer up" books.

    1. Oh, I love Anne Tenino's TAG series! I re-read those ones... often. ^_^

    2. I love Tamara Pierce's books! My favorite are probably the Trickster ones, but I really love almost everything she has written.

  5. Lightning Struck Heart by TJ Kline
    Breakaway by Avon Gale
    The Firebird and Other Stories by R Cooper
    Get Your Shine On by Nick Wilgus
    A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde
    Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
    Jackdaw by KJ Charles
    Bloodline by Jordan L Hawk

    There are probably more, since I have read a whole hell of a lot of great books this year, but these are my top picks.

  6. Whew thank goodness you gave us leeway on the year ;) because I can't think of a favorite right now. One from 2014 was We'll Always Have Paris by Jennifer Coburn.

  7. "The Lightning-Struck Heart" by TJ Klune
    "The Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" by Chris Hadfield

    Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

    1. I've not read either of these. I'll have to look them up.

  8. I'm sure there are more but I can't think of them right now. xD Thanks for the giveaway!

    Affiliations, Aliens, and Other Profitable Pursuits by Lyn Gala
    Beings in Love series by R Cooper
    Axel's Pup by Kim Dare
    Love for the Cold-Blooded, or The Part-Time Evil Minion's Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero by Alex Gabriel
    Tales of the Harker Pack by Tara Lain

    1. Lyn Gala! I still have not read the next two in that series, though I have them both. I should amend that.

    2. You totally should! The series just keeps getting better. :3

  9. The Story of the Lost Child By Elena Ferrante I like a book with heroines that shows how strong women can really be.

  10. There are so many books I havent had a chance to get to this year that I know I would otherwise be listing... but here's the ones I read that I know I'll be reading again before long because they were just too wonderful.

    Recipe for Magic by Agatha Bird
    Letters from Cupid by Ari McKay
    Checking out Love by R. Cooper
    The Vixen anthology
    Dragon Scales by Sasha L. Miller
    and on a completely different note, Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy

  11. I really liked "Girl on a Train"--it was very interesting! But there are so many good books, it's really hard to choose. :)

    1. yeah, I had a hard time narrowing my list down to just those 13 titles.

  12. My favourites this year (in no particular order:

    The High King's Golden Tongue by Megan Derr
    Recipe for Magic by Agatha Bird
    The Archer's Heary by Astrid Amara
    Lord Heliodor's Retirement by Amy Rae Durreson
    The Broken Forest by Megan Derr
    The Masked Empire by Patrick Weekes
    The Harem Master by Megan Derr
    The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles
    ... and some "mainstream" stuff:
    The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick (I did not expect to like this so much but I did)
    Haiganul. Fluviul soaptelor by Marian Coman (a Romanian fantasy novel that came out recently)

  13. Gosh! There were so many! I think I'm just going to say every book Heidi Cullinan put out this year just got to me. I actually got the Love Lessons series on audio book because I love them so much.

  14. I can't even.
    Let's just go ahead and say everything by Megan and Sasha this year, man. Especially The High King's Golden Tongue, Harem Master, and Dragon Scales.
    C.S. Pacat's Captive Prince surprised me. I really liked it even though it started so questionable for me.
    Reread of Patricia Briggs' stuff hit top shelf.
    And a few that stood out:
    Road to Revenge by Mell Eight
    Kei's Gift by Ann Somerville
    I'm sure there's more but I read hundreds of books this year and I can't even.

    You guys are lovely as always for hosting these. <3

  15. 2015 was a really amazing year for me and finding books that I really loved.

    The ones that really stood out for me were:

    Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace (my actual favorite book out of 2015)
    One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron
    A Rational Arrangement by L Rowyn
    Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond
    The first Grayson trade by Tom King, Tim Seeley,and Mikel Janin

    But there were so many other good books that I kind of just want to just point at everything I've bought this year so far and kind of scream at it. 2015 really was an amazing year in publishing!

  16. As Megan knows, THKGT was an absolute favorite this year. Beyond that...
    Go-to authors were: Amber Kell, RJ Scott, Mell Eight, Megan Derr, Mary Calmes, and Kendall McKenna. I tend to search by author, rather than title, but I also adored Promises by A.E. Via.

  17. Okay. So my favorite books I read in 2015 and in no particular order are:

    Rattlesnake by Kim Fielding
    The High King's Golden Tongue by Megan Derr
    The Harem Master by Megan Derr
    Among the Living
    Criss Cross
    Body and Soul
    Camp Hell
    Ghost TV
    and Spook Squad, all by Jordan Castillo Price
    I know we said books we read, but I just have to add Blame it on the Mistletoe Audiobook which I listened to this year and loved like crazy!

    Thanks for the giveaway Sam :).

  18. "On Writing" and "Revival" by Stephen King were both really good. I also loved Kurt Vonnegut's "The Cat's Cradle" and "Breakfast for Champions". I'm several years behind, I know:(

  19. I finally got my act together to see what I read and loved in 2015. Some of the very top would be Liberty & Other Stories, For Real, A Boy Called Cin, The Harem Master, The Trojan Project, Bitter Springs and I'll Give You the Sun (YA). But The High King's Golden Tongue, Carry the Ocean, When the Music Stops, The Path, Boy Meets Boy (YA), Two Boys Kissing (YA), and The Suicidal Peanut (YA) are some others that made this a great year of reading. I loved Hero (YA), Skybound, Pura Vida, Scrap Metal, and Incursion in audio.