Smut Book Junkie Reviewer Michel’s 2014 Favorite Books

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Wow! 2014 was an incredible year for readers as well as my place in the reading community.  I started the year as a reviewer for Hesperia Loves Book Blog.  It was an incredible adventure working with Alyssa and the other girls from Hesperia.  I learned a lot about the publishing industry, was exposed to new authors, met other incredible readers & authors, and learned the power of reviews.  In June of 2014 Hesperia Loves Books Blogs closed.  Smut Book Junkie Reviews was gracious and gave me a new home to share my love of reading with others.  It has been a welcoming and joyous experience.

I attended fourteen huge author events in 2014 and clocked over 6000 miles.  I met so many of my rockstars, the authors that have fed my addiction and gave me many hours of entertainment and enjoyment. The first author event I attended in 2014 was in Nashville.  Jasinda & Jack Wilder, Abbi Glines, Tiffany King, and Chelsea M. Cameron put on an event at the Vanderbilt Barnes & Noble. It was an intimate signing that gave the readers a chance to get to know these authors. It was great fun.

photo-2photo-6From that point on my year became very busy.  I made my yearly pilgrimage to the J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood release event.  I have been attending her BDB events since 2008 when they were small and more intimate.  At the 2014 event I got to witness one of my favorite writer’s, Laura Kaye, get recognized and praised by J.R. Ward herself.  I cried right along with Laura.  Afterwards, squee…., Laura Kaye and Jennifer L. Armentrout had lunch with our FB BDB group.  I got to share appetizers and dessert with Laura and Jen.  They are truly awesome women.

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The year just kept getting better.  I had the opportunity to work the Nashville Author Event with some of the top New Adult/ Contemporary authors.  We attended the premier of Fault In Our Stars courtesy of the authors.  We also attended an exclusive concert by Griffin Peterson, the musician/ songwriter that collaborated with Colleen Hoover for the Maybe Someday novel.

I attended several author events throughout the summer and fall.  I assisted Carey Heywood in Atlanta, drove with Kelly to Indianapolis and back in one day, and had a great time with Sawyer Bennett and her street team Bennett’s Babes.  I got to meet some of the drool worthy hunky cover models.  Through those 6000 miles I had the opportunity to meet so many fantastic authors, other fabulous readers, and  new friends.

The most incredible part of 2014 was the BOOKS.  There were so many fantastic books published it was impossible to read every book I wanted to.  My kindle and nooks are loaded to the max with books.  My to be read list could span from one end of the country to the other end.  In the end I met my 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge of 200 Books.  I read and reviewed 360 books in 2014.  Each book was savored, cherished, and loved. It was impossible to choose my favorites.  In the end I choose books that left a lasting impression on my personal senses and individual make up.

I am looking forward to what the reading world of 2015 has in store for me!

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books

Push by Claire Wallis

Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

Craving Redemption by Nicole Jacquelyn

Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

Play by Kylie Scott

Bad Son Rising by Julie A. Richman

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen

Here With Me by Heidi McLaughlin

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller by L.B. Simmons

series

The Reed Brothers Series by Tammy Falkner

Nova Series by Jessica Sorensen

The Ivy Years Series by Sarina Bowen

The Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig

Rooke & Ronin Series by J.A. Huss

Serial

Social Media by J.A. Huss

Reasonable Doubt by Whitney G. (Whitney Garcia Williams)

The Ex Games by J.S. Cooper

Legal Affairs by Sawyer Bennett

Revenge by JJ Knight

new authors

Claire Wallis

Sarina Bowen

Whitney G – Whitney Garcia Williams

Nicole Jacquelyn

Elisabeth Grace

Feel Good Books

Idle Bloom by Jewel E. Ann

Play by Kylie Scott

Maybe Matt’s Miracle by Tammy Falkner

Yesterday’s Half Truths by Carey Heywood

Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor

ugly cries

Chasing Abby by Cassia Leo

Carnage: The Story of Us- Book 1 by Lesley Jones

Fragile Bonds by Sloan Johnson

Captured by Jasinda Wilder

Here With Me by Heidi McLaughlin

East of Ectasy by Laura Kaye

angsty books

Love In English by Karina Halle

Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

Vital Sign by JL Mac

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

The Ever Trilogy by Jasinda Wilder

The Understatement Of The Year by Sarina Bowen

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Fearless by Rachel Van Dyken

Delilah: The Making Of Red by Jessica Sorensen

In Her Wake by K.A. Tucker

Beautiful Bride by Tammy Falkner

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Jessica Scott

dark reads

Indebted Inheritance/ First Debt by Pepper Winters

Insideous by Aleatha Romig

Push and Pull by Claire Wallis

Nocte by Courtney Cole

Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

Ellicit by Rachel Van Dyken

charactershate

Jethro Hawk- Indebted Series by Pepper Winters

Jimmy Farris- Lead by Kylie Scott

David Calgaro- Push & Pull by Claire Wallis

Grizz – Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

Andrew Hamilton – Reasonable Doubt Series by Whitney G.

book boyfriends

Mal Ericson – Play by Kylie Scott

Archer Hale – Archer’s Voice – Mia Sheridan

Gavin Cooke- Sugar On The Edge by Sawyer Bennett

Liam Westbury- Finding My Way by Heidi McLaughlin

Ford Aston- Taut & Slack by J.A. Huss

scorchers

Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett

Mastered Series by Lorelei James

Alpha by Jasinda Wilder

Come & Come Back by J.A. Huss

Sugar On The Edge by Sawyer Bennett

other hot reads

Shame by Rachel Van Dyken

Finding My Way by Heidi McLaughlin

Falling Under by Jasinda Wilder

Dust To Dust by Karina Halle

Frayed by Kim Karr

The Will by Kristen Ashley

Rachel’s Peril Series by Charles Sheehan-Miles

Unbeautiful by Jessica Sorensen

Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

Captured by Jasinda Wilder

Be With Me by J. Lynn

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