Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday's Oldies but Goodies...Top 10 of 2008

Greetings, all!

This week, I will be posting quick shots of the 10 best books I have read this year. Some of them will be ones I have reviewed, and some won't. Others will be new releases, but most will be older books I have picked up & couldn't put down.
So, without further ado...(I love that line!) ....here we go!
(books are in no particular order, btw...)


The Down Home Zombie Blues
Linnea Sinclair
We love Linnea at Enduring Romance, and with good reason.
She writes a damn good story. You will definitely be rooting for the good guys, Theo and Jorie, by the end of this one.


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Reunited
Sally Painter
My lone e-book title of this list.
The Gargoyle race is dying, and one woman is the key to their salvation.
Garret has been searching for her for centuries, and one night he finds Jen, their last hope.



Captain's Glory
William Shatner

I am continually impressed with Shatner's writing. It is detailed, it flows well, and his world building is outstanding. In this world, Kirk was brought back to life after 'Generations' and this story is set with Kirk, once again, saving the universe. Oh, but the twists & turns make this story just delicious!




Fish Out of Water
MaryJanice Davidson

You know, I don' think there's anything I have read by Ms. Davidson I haven't liked. This is the third and final (BOOHOO!) installment of her Fred the Mermaid series, and we find Fred debating on whether or not to marry the prince of the Undersea Folk, and saving the royal family from her bio-father, a mer-dude with an evil streak a mile wide.


A Scandalous Proposal
Julia Justiss

An absolutely gorgeous Regency historical, with our heroine, Emily, hiding out from the clutches of her nasty father-in-law, and falling in love with an Earl, Evan Mansfield. Little does he know his beloved shopkeeper is actually a Duchess.


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Matthew Reilly
The 6 Sacred Stones

I love my kick-ass action novels, and Reilly is the Master to whom I bow in reverence. This sequel to 7 Deadly Wonders finds our heroes, led by Jack West, once again trying to save mankind, using their brains and hints left throughout mankind's history to build 'the Machine', a device that will stop the end of the world.
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The Immortal Highlander
Karen Marie Moning

Words cannot convey how much I love this novel. Adam, my favorite leading man of all time, is a Fae cursed by his Queen to live as a human in penance for his interference in the human realm. Enter Gabrielle, a Sidhe-seer, and watch sparks fly. Gorgeous settings, beautiful flow, just a wonderful story.

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Dark Curse
Christine Feehan

Oh, how I love the Dark series. her newest installment finds Nicholas De La Cruz ready to walk into the dawn after centuries of life with no color or emotion, until Lara Calladine shows up and brings the color and emotion back to his soul.
Her Carpathian series just gets better and better with every book.
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The Cinderella Rules
Donna Kauffman
Ms. Kauffman has a knack for writing stories that snag your attention from the get-go, and before you know it you have read the whole novel. Darby is a swan-in-hiding, but thanks to the Godmother's at Glass Slipper, Inc. she will discover her Prince Charming has been there the whole time.
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Souvenir
Therese Fowler
Ms. Fowler's first novel, and a gorgeous story it is. I am looking forward to more stories from her in the future. Meg Powell grew up with Carson Mckay, and even though she has now been married for 17 years, shocking news makes everyone re-evaluate their lives.
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I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and may you all have time to read, read, read!




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4 comments:

Robyn said...

I loved, loved, loved Immortal Highlander. Moning is the best!

Kimber An said...

Great job, Lady B! There's got to be something on that list someone needs to receive for Christmas somewhere.

Kimber An said...

You know, DOWN HOME ZOMBIE BLUES by Linnea Sinclair made my Top Ten for 2007, along with GAMES OF COMMAND by the same author.

Nathalie Mallet said...

I love Linnea’s books too. They are so much fun.