Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Master List & Giveaway: Fave Books of 2012

What a reading year it has been! I have read the good, the bad, and the most awesome. Not many books made it on my list of faves this year but the ones that did (what most awesmazing reading it was). I discovered great new authors, and really believe 2012 was the year that many pubs/authors started taking risks with their writing. I am so excited to see what 2013 will be like in the year of M/M romance because 2012 was so filled with amazing things.

I am also giving away an ebook copy of one of the books on the list, just tell me which one you are most excited to read. Regular contest rules apply, must be 18yrs or over, and contest runs until January 8th 11:59pm EST.

Alright here I go....

The Party Boy's Guide To Dating A Geek by Piper Vaughn & Xara Xanakas

I loved the absolute crap put of this book! It's my fave read of the entire year and I can't help but break out in the Sexy Nerd song. I really never expected to love this book so much but man do I love it, I love it sooo much. Fee is most definitely my most favest sexy nerd ever.

A Life Without You by Erica Pike

All the ways I love this book, the ways are so many. So much angst and intense sexy feelings. I love it because I remember it, and I remember that intensity between Jesse & Adam (Sooo Hawt). So much happens that most readers won't like, but what the hell loved every minute of it. No safe played here!

Power Play: Awakening by Cat Grant & Rachel Haimowitz

As much as I loved the first book in this series, Awakening really was the icing on the cake. I want my very own Johnathan (He's so evil and pretty). Sexy, intense, and wonderfully written. This was BDSM at its best and I would jump for joy if Cat and Rachel gave us more of these guys. I don't even care if BDSM is not your thing, look at that pretty cover and tell me you don't wanna read it =_=.

The Last Concubine by Catt Ford

Seriously, Asian characters really do it for me plus the gender bending added a little something and the young guy gets poked by older dude is like food for my heart :D. Not without flaws but I fell in love anyways. Win!!

Who We Are by TJ Klune

So I didn't review this one, but just like the first book I loved the crap out this one. These quirky characters are some of my fave and I look forward to more book by TJ Klune. I not only like him as an author, but he seems like so much fun from his posts and other crazy he gets up to. Please read BOATK series and fall in love. So Worth It!!!

Dirty Secret by Rhys Ford

Ummm, YES! Koreans, Japanese this freaking book had me at "hello". So much to love about this series, and Dirty Secret really was the staple that made me fall in love with this crazy series. The colorful characters and all that interracial love. What can I say, it's like it was written just for me. You guys know Darien love her some Asians (you guys know it).

Stone Rose by Megan Derr

I really love all the books in this series but Stone Rose was really made of awesome. Snakes, strong female character, and a menage that I was all "hell yeh" about. The adventure and level of storytelling was just excellent, and this book just blew me out of the water. Awesome!!!!

Fave Series
The Lost Gods by Megan Derr
Power Play by Cat Grant & Rachel Haimowitz
Dark Soul by Aleks Voinov
Flesh Cartel (It's a serial and on going but I love it)

Lashings of Sauce
Like It Or Not
All Wrapped Up
Fraternal Devotion

Paranormal Romance
Hawaiian Gothic by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane
The Druid Stone by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane
Three of Sword by Theo Fenraven
By The River by Katey Hawthorne

The Power Play Series (Both of them) by Cat Grant & Rachel Haimowitz
Power Exchange by A.J Rose

Three is Never A Crowd (Menage)
The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles (Great BDSM elements)
The Stone Rose by Megan Derr

Surprise Hits
The Red King by Rosemary O'Malley
Symphony of Echoes by Cecilia Ryan
The Fifth Son by Blaine D. Arden (Also with good BDSM elements)
Acceleration (Impulse #2) by Amelia Gormley
Above All by Jane Elliot

Fave Wolves-Shifters
-Unwilling Compromise (from Love & Agony) by K.Piet & S.L Armstrong (Awesome story, freaking awesome)

Fave Vamps
-Temptation Calls (Love & Agony) by K.Piet & S.L Armstrong

Fave Butt Virgin- Overall Virgin
- Lan' Xiu (Virgin) from Last Concubine
- Jesse (Virgin) from A Life Without You
- Mark (Virgin) from Moving in Rhythm

Fave Young guy gets Poked by Older Dude
- The Last Concubine (Unsure about the age but soooooo over 10yrs)
- Symphony of Echoes (Also sooooo over 10yrs)

Pants Off Mentions
Fifteen Shades of Gay (For Pay) by T. Baggins
Starfish and Coffee by Kele Moon
Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander
Tattoos & Teacups by Anna Martin

~ So this is my list and there is a book there for everyone. Some great writing happened in 2012 and I am looking forward to 2013~


  1. Great list- Ive read some, I've got 1 or 2 to read and some sound like I should have them!
    My fave from your list would be The Party Boys Guide to Dating a Geek - I read some great reviews about but also the name and cover shouldn't work (too long and so bright but wonderfully simple) but just grab your attention

    Littlesuze at hotmail dot com

  2. Hi! Thanks for this list. There are a lot of great reads here, but I would have to say that the one I want to read the most is Power Play: Awakening by Cat Grant & Rachel Haimowitz. I enjoy well-written BDSM, and you're right...the cover is just too delicious to resist.
    Jade at

  3. I love your list! I have read and enjoyed a lot of these books but this is the first I'm hearing about The Last Concubine. Sounds really interesting and different from what I've read. So I would love to win that book to read! Thanks for the list!
    OceanAkers @

  4. What a great list of books. I've read some of them, while others are still waiting in my huge TBR pile on my Kindle. My choice would be Moving in Rhythm. Thanks for the contest!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  5. I have read a few on the list but one set that I didn't get a chance to get to is Megan Derr's The Lost Gods. Hopefully I get the chance to dive into that one soon.


  6. Power Play and Dirty Secrets both sound delicious! How kind of you to do a giveaway, and thanks for your list!

  7. I see so many great authors and books I'd love to read. Thank you!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  8. Oh, I already own a good majority of these thanks to wonderful covers. LOL... oh! But the one I really want and look forward to reading it Acceleration by Amelia C. Gormley! :D

    Thank you for the wonderful contest!


  9. I have a lot of these is good to know that I need to nove them up the TBR pile. I like the sound of The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles. Thanks for the opportunity, chellebee66(at)

  10. I have so many good things about so many of the books! I think if I had to choose first, I would pick The Last Concubine! Thank you for the chance to win!


  11. Well, consider my thoroughly chuffed!

    I already have some of those books and now need to bump them up on my list to read. The cover of Power Play: Awakening has caught my eye from the first time I saw it (on your site, mind you). Just love Anne Cain, she's one of the best. I have the first book in the series (still unread), so I'd love that this one if I'd win.

    Happy 2013 ^.^

    eripike at gmail dot com

  12. Some totally awesome reads on your list! But how did I miss The Party Boy's Guide? That's the kind of book I usually love but don't think I've ever heard of it! So, that would be my choice.But I think I have to add The Lost Gods series to my shopping list!

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    seritzko AT verizon DOT net

  14. I've read some of those - I'd definitely recommend Dirty Secrets (and the one before it - Dirty Kiss). The one I'd love to read is The Party Boy's Guide To Dating A Geek - looks really interesting but I've pretty much blown my book budget already :)

  15. I've read a lot of the books on the list and agree that the books are wonderful but there are authors who are new to me. I'd love to win A Life Without You.

    Andrea M
    andreanow1999 @

  16. Great list! Guess I would choose The Last Concubine if you pick me.

  17. This is such a helpful list, wow! Happy holidays! Please count me in. I'd love the chance to read "The Druid Stone" by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane. Thanks!
    awindandbooks at gmail dot com

  18. I see some of my favorite authors on that list and that's a good thing! As for which book I'd love to read? I'm going to choose a new author to me. Acceleration by Amelia Gromley. I've read so many good things about this book and the previous one that I've got to read them!

  19. A great list of books to check out. I'm most interested in Erica Pike's A Life Without You. I got to spent lots of time with her at GRL and am slowly collecting her stories.

    em AT

  20. Sigh, I've been holding off as I try to make a decision, but it's still too hard! So many amazing wish list books here (A LIFE WITHOUT YOU, POWER PLAY: AWAKENING, STARFISH AND COFFEE) and ones I hadn't known about (WHO WE ARE, ACCELERATION, THE STONE ROSE). Please forgive me! And THE HOT FLOOR and DIRTY SECRET are as excellent as advertised...



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