Friday, December 30, 2011

Best of 2011–part 1

In my first year with this blog, there have been some highs and some LOWS, but all in all I’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the blogging community in general and my followers, which just continue to surprise me day in and day out. I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt appreciation to you guys for listening to me ramble and rant.


Now for my lists and picks. I figured why not have a category for each year in 2000. So there are 12 categories. (yeah, I almost missed that sneaky 2000 year). I’ll do 6 today and six tomorrow. So the awards go to……..

For Best Established Series that I just found this year -

Runner up is - 7954556  I love Bones!!!

Winner -- 51Bi6CB6eEL  These books are sexy and hilarious. I am sooooo glad I found them.

Best Cover -

The Runner up is -- 11099141  Yeah, with a spoon baby…..with a spoon

The Winner -- 8717373 Are you noticing a theme here, hmmmm?

Best Romantic Suspense -

The runner up is -  519j1I7HM0L Outstanding!

The Winner is - 51xlY95xENL._SX106_  Lori stacked the deck with three awesome books, but still……DAYAM!!

Worst of the Best-

This category was hard because it concerns authors that I love who published a book that I felt didn’t meet their previous standards.

Runner up is -11308086 The heroine in this book …. just ….too much

The Winner --9065265 This book totally scared me. I was afraid it might have been the beginning of the end. Thank God for The Guardian!

Best Erotica-

This category was a clean sweep. With both spots going to one of my favorite book couples, Skriker and Rose.

Skriker says "Bones who?"
Runner up - 

Winner by a landslide 
DEMON'S SLAVE final cover
- I am not a fan of BDSM but this book was one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever read.

Last category of the post….

Best Historical-

Runner up - 51vRRB2VcvL._SX106_ This series just knocked me off my feet.

And the Winner is --  9962040 As you can tell, I am ALL about the series. And you must watch the trailer for this book. It is hysterical!!


Unknown said...

You had no idea how many times I've been tempted to buy Lori Foster's audiobooks, they are narrated by one of my top narrators, but I didn't see many reviews for them, now I have to go in your archives and read your reviews. I'm definitely adding them to my list.

Sophia Rose said...

Enjoyed your breakdown of the year. I saw a little pattern there. (-;
Me too!

miki said...

i'm feeling bad i've read any books from the highlanders....i wish to discover them too since they receive so good review and are in a several best of.

Bones still the first one for me ^^;;
( i haven't discovered your winner sherryl yet)

all the best

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones

June M. said...

Your lists are going to make my TBB list grow even bigger, lol. Thanks for the recommendations! Happy New Year!

Jewel said...

I've read some of the books on your list, but the others, I'll admit I hadn't heard of them until now.
Thanks for sharing your picks. The books I haven't read are going on my TBR list.
P.s I LOVE Bones as well. You can just imagine the accent, it can make any girl ... *Sigh*

JoAnna said...

I would have so much trouble picking winners for half of these categories.


Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

I love that vid!

Danielle D. Smith said...

YEAH!!!! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!!! OMG, happiest dirty little writer in the WOILD here! Oh, Wendy, you have made YEAR!!!!!! That's it, I'm gonna make Rose forfeit her Skriker rights to you for a night... ;-) I'll have him show up with a bottle of whiskey and a bow on his junk...

Danielle D. Smith said...

Oh, and I married a Highland, yeah, I GET THAT SHIT. *wink*