The Blood Stone Series by Tracy Cooper-Posey Book one is Blood Knot and it was amazing. There are two love stories that are going on at the same time and Tracy did a great job connecting the main characters in a way that made it not seem cheap. This is an adult series that features M/F, M/M and M/F/M. While this is a erotica I liked that the characters had depth to them and the story-line was enjoyable. I also read the two mini stories in the series and one of them was great because it gave a clearer understanding of who the characters where that we met in the first book. The second full length book had some scenes with the original characters but focused on a different set of people which helped keep the series interesting. I found that I really like the writing style of this author and would recommend her books to anyone that is interested in a less traditional romance.
Nor Iron Bars a Cage by Kaje Harper: I came across this book and fell in love. The story-line had such a high emotional pull that sometimes I forgot that I was reading a book. I can honestly say that I felt what I was reading. This was a good romance story with the hero trying to prove that he was after love and anything else was extra. The cover is a little creepy and it helps with the story-line but I'm so glad that I took a chance on this. Anything you could want in a book, this book has it. There is a detailed past, a plot that carries the story, main characters that are layered, villains, magic the list goes on and on. I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in an original story-line.
Angels of the Dark Series by Gena Showalter: I have to say that I this was a happy surprise. The series is not new but I was nervous because I love this authors other series and wasn't sure she could hit gold more than once. I loved this spin off series. The characters are so different and unique. The women are no non sense heroins that don't just sit around and look pretty. With it being a spin off there was things that connected it to the series that I loved, with out assuming that the reader would understand. I love that this series is a stand alone and wouldn't be confusing to new readers, however it has familiar elements if you have read the other series. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a interesting paranormal romance.
Beyond Series By Kit Roche: This is an erotica series. I like that background of the books and how things became the way that they are in the series. It's the authors own take on a classic story. Sometimes it felt that the story-line would take a back sit to the activities in the book but it's not listed as a romance so I knew what I was walking into. I must say that I really enjoyed what I have read from the Beyond Series so far. I love the variety in characters and how they each have a purpose within the books. There are serious characters, silly characters and some that are in between. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for an erotica that has a story-line.
Blue's Treasure by Tamyara Brown Within the first few pages of this book I knew that this would be an emotional roller coaster. The two main characters go through so much and I love that the author was not making excuses. There were sometimes that I wanted to threw the book because of the choices being made but I just could not look away. Loved that this book included a back story that provided depth to the characters and that the story-line flowed wonderfully. I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a emotional read with a well laid out plot and story-line.
Measure of Devotion Trilogy by Caethes Faron: I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book because of it's plot. This is a story about a slave and his master and I wasn't sure if it could be written tastefully. By the end of the first book I had to keep going to find out what was going to happen next. I loved that each book while connected had it's own plot and it's own story-line. No cliff hangers but you still are left wanting more. I really really enjoyed these books and would recommend them to anyone that is looking for something different.
Born on a Blue Day By Daniel Tammet: I think this may be the only non-fiction book that I read this year. It's about the life of Daniel Tammet a Autistic Savant. I actually read this book for a class but ended up really liking it. It tells his life through his eyes from childhood to an adult.He goes through a lot but in the end he has always been able to find a way. I would recommend this book to anyone that needs a little life motivation. The way he was able to find a way is truly an amazing accomplishment.