Monday, December 24, 2018

BEST OF 2018

Welcome to our annual BEST OF post, in which we list our most favorite reads of the year.

All the way at the end, there's a chance to win a $25 Dreamspinner Press credit.

First up, Heather's choices:

Squared Away by Annabeth Albert

Introducing Mr. Winterbourne and Mr. Winterbourne's Christmas by Joanna Chambers

Honeymoon for One by Keira Andrews

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Vanilla Clouds by Roe Horvat

Salt Magic Skin Magic by Lee Welch

Ravensong by TJ Klune

Brief Cases by Jim Butcher

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Point of Contact by Melanie Hansen

Jewel's choices:

Power Play by Cara Dee

Bones Beneath My Skin by TJ Klune

Point of Contact by Menalie Hansen

Ravensong by TJ Klune

Whisper by Tal Bauer

Object of Desire by Dal Maclean

Shades by Jaime Reece

Sin and Tonic by Rhys Ford

Where Death Meets the Devil by LJ Hayward

A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune

Christelle's choices:

A Charm of Finches (Venery #2) by Suanne Laqueur

The Story of Us by Barbara Elsborg

Trick Roller (Seven of Spades #2) by Cordelia Kingsbridge

Reckless Behavior (Bad Behavior #3) by L.A.Witt and Cari Z.

Bloodline by Barbara Elsborg

Where Death meets the Devil (Death and the Devil #1) by LJ Hayward

A Wish Upon the Stars (Tales from Verania #4) by TJ Klune

Robby Riverton : Mail Order Bride by Eli Easton

Bound series (it's one book sliced into 3, imo and I made a global review for book#3) by Ava March

Somewhere over Lorain Road by Bud Gundy

Fake Out (Fake Boyfriend #1) by Eden Finley

Todd's choices:

Ravensong by TJ Klune

Fake Out (Fake Boyfriend #1) by Eden Finley

And the next Thing You Know (Why You? #2) by Chase Taylor Hackett

A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune

Lords of Arcadia (Entire Series) by John Goode

Lupine Road by Cal Matthews

Bobby Green (Johnnies #5) by Amy Lane

Detour (Transportation #1) by Reesa Herberth

A Fool and His Manny (The Mannies #4) by Amy Lane

Pisces Hooks Taurus (Signs of Love #4) by Anyta Sunday

Karen's choices:

The Bones Beneath My Skin by TJ Klune

Criminal Intentions by Cole McCade

Red Fish, Dead Fish (audio) by Amy Lane, narrated by Greg Tremblay

Thunder Basin (audio) by Nya Rawlyns, narrated by Nick J. Russo

Ravensong by TJ Klune

Auctioned by Cara Dee

Goal Line by V.L. Locey and R.J. Scott (I loved all of them but this is my absolute favorite)

Sin and Tonic by Rhys Ford

Second Chance by Jay Northcote

Crocus by Amy Lane

Dani's choices:

Love Me Whole by Nicky James

Any Given Lifetime by Leta Blake

Evolved by N.R. Walker

Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride by Eli Easton

Vanilla Clouds by Roe Horvat

Galaxies and Oceans by N.R. Walker

Leaning Into Forever (Leaning Into 7) by Lane Hayes

Honeymoon for One by Keira Andrews

Ever After by Riley Hart and Christina Lee

Tight Quarters (Out of Uniform 6) by Annabeth Alberts

Ky's choices:

Infamous (audio) by Jenny Holiday

Arrows Through Archer by Nash Summers

Where Death Meets the Devil by LJ Hayward

Why the Devil Stalks Death by LJ Hayward

Rule Breaker by Lily Morton

The Wolf at the Door by Charlie Adhara

The Wolf at Bay by Charlie Adhara

Tight Quarters by Annabeth Albert

The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune

Point of Contact by Melanie Hansen

And finally, Sandra's choices:

A Springful Of Winters by Dawn Sister

Sky Full Of Mysteries by Rick R. Reed

Falling Awake II: Revenant by Kristoffer Gair

Drumbeat by A.M. Leibowitz

Lincoln's Park by Parker Williams

Death Of A Bachelor by M.A. Hinkle

Somewhere Over Lorain Road by Bud Gundy

Heard (Breaking Free #3) by A.M. Arthur

Seen (Breaking Free #2) by A.M. Arthur

The Law Of Miracles by K.C. Wells

What are your favorite books of 2018? Tell us in the comments!

Each unique commenter will be entered into the giveaway 
for a chance to win a $25 Dreamspinner Press store credit. 

Good luck!

Happy Holidays to all of you. Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Some of my favorites where:

    Balefire by Jordan L. Hawk
    A Love Song for the Sad Man in a White Coat by Roe Horvat
    Southernmost Murder by CS Poe
    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
    Once Upon a Western Shore by Harper Fox
    Ravensong by TJ Klune

  2. I've yet to read several of the books on these lists and I'd combine many of them for my own. There are so many good books out there. I'd add Clutch and Bond by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly.

  3. I love the Tales From Verania series by TJ Klune.

  4. I enjoyed the post and there were so many books that I have read and loved this year especially TJ Klune books, Eli Easton's "Mail Order Bride" and Annabeth Alberts "Out Of Uniform Series.

  5. Absolute favorite this year was From the Ashes by CM Valencourt. I read others I loved but this one was it for me.

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  7. My best reads during 2018 were:
    The Mutt, The Highlander, and The Poison Within; all three by Kasia Bacon.
    It Doesn't Translate, by Ofelia Gränd
    Chaos Station Series, by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen
    Within Reach, by Kaje Harper

    I'm taking note of the titles of the lists and comments to look into them and surely I'll add many of them to my TBR list, so thanks to everyone.

  8. I loved Salt Magic Skin Magic (Lee Welch), Something Human (AJ Demas), Wolf at the Bay (Charlie Adhara), A Girl Like Her (Talia Hibbert), Band Sinister (KJ Charles), Invitation to the Blues (Roan Parrish), Rough Trade (Sidney Bell)....and so many more! 2018 was a great year for self-pubbed and indie books.

  9. I loved Salt Magic Skin Magic, Band Sinister, and Balefire. Toni

  10. Some of my favorites: Ravensong by TJ Klune, The Silver Cage by Anonymous, Up! by Al Stewart & Claire Davis, Rend by Roan Parrish


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