Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Best of the Best (and more) of 2012 + Gift Card Giveaway


So here it is…our picks for Best Reads of 2012!!  They weren’t all necessarily released last year, but that’s when we read them. We have the traditional categories and then some fun ones! It was so hard to choose, some of us picked 2! Hey, it’s our blog we can do what we want!! So, just leave a comment with an email address, or the link to your Goodreads profile, and you could be one of 2 winners of a $25 gift card to the online book store of your choice. Then you can buy what might be your top read for 2013! Enjoy!


Best Contemporary Romance
Back To You by Priscilla Glenn ~Elizabeth
Double Time by Olivia Cunning ~ Kathleen
On The Island by Tracy Garvis-Graves ~ Splage
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young ~ Kristen & Karla
Heaven and Hell by Kristen Ashley ~ Steffi
Fatal Deception by Marie Force ~ Steffi
Star-Crossed by Kele Moon ~ Karla

Best Historical Romance
A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sara MacLean ~ Elizabeth
Defiant by Pamela Clare ~ Kathleen, Kristen & Splage
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley ~ Steffi
The Devil’s Match by Victoria Vane ~ Karla

Best Paranormal Romance
Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward ~ Elizabeth
A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole ~ Kathleen
The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley ~ Splage
Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole ~ Kristen
Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter ~ Steffi

Best Erotica Romance
Bared to You by Sylvia Day ~ Elizabeth, Kathleen, Jackie & Karla
Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn ~ Elizabeth & Kristen
Omega Mine by Aline Hunter ~ Kristen
The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden ~ Steffi

Best New Adult/Young Adult Romance
Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens ~ Elizabeth
Taking Chances by Molly McAdams ~ Elizabeth
While it Lasts by Abbi Glines ~ Splage
The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski ~ Kristen
Easy by Tammara Webber ~ Kristen & Karla
What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn ~ Karla

Best Novella/Short Story
A Mackenzie Family Christmas by Jennifer Ashley ~ Elizabeth & Steffi
The Devil’s Match by Victoria Vane ~ Kathleen
Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye ~ Splage
Lumberjack in Love by Penny Watson ~ Kristen & Karla

Best Read of the Year
The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski
Completely unforgettable!  I truly believe it's one of those books that you will always, always remember and keep close to your heart.  The emotional impact is HUGE.  But, just as important, is the journey the entire story takes you on, from first page to last!  You don't fully appreciate that aspect until the book is over and you can look at the experience as a whole.  I love this story FIERCELY!!” ~ Elizabeth
“It was a life journey with a beautiful love story.” ~ Splage
 
Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
“I chose this book as my favorite of the year because SCORCHING HOT SCOTTISH ROMANCES are my VERY favorite type of books.” ~ Kathleen

Creed by Kristen Ashley
“This story made me feeling a kaleidoscope of emotions. From true anger, to heartbreak, to elation. I loved everything about this book.” ~ Kristen 

Exquisite by Ella Frank
Exquisite is my Best Read of The Year because I just plain loved the book. Maybe you know the feeling of loving a book so much that you can’t find the appropriate words to describe it. So I’m just going to say that this was an incredible story of two lost souls who needed and found each other and if you haven’t read it yet, I urge you do it now!” ~ Steffi

The Gamble by Kristen Ashley
“I can’t ever remember reading a book that propelled me into the story like this one did. This was my introduction to an author whose consistent style of writing has yet to be matched by anyone and for that reason and all the Kristen Ashley books that this one brought me too…The Gamble is my favorite read of the year. Kiss me Max!!!”  ~ Karla


Most Emotional Book (I cried, I laughed, I raged….a rollercoaster of emotions)
The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski ~ Elizabeth
Breath on Embers by Anne Calhoun ~ Kathleen
Slammed by Colleen Hoover ~ Splage
Parting Gifts by Lorraine Heath ~ Kristen
Creed by Kristen Ashley ~ Steffi
Redeeming Love by Francine River ~ Karla

Best “Off My Beaten Path” Book (can’t believe I read this, and loved it so much!)
Captive in the Dark & Seduced in the Dark by CJ Roberts ~ Elizabeth
Devil in the Making by Victoria Vane ~ Kathleen
Consequences by Aleatha Roming ~ Splage
Simply Insatiable by Kate Pearce ~ Kristen
Giving It Up by Amber Lin ~ Steffi
The Siren, The Angel, The Prince by Tiffany Reisz ~ Karla

Funniest Book (best one-liners or I laughed so hard I peed myself…Depends required!)
Down to You by M. Leighton ~ Elizabeth
Kiss A Falling Star by Barbara Elsborg ~ Kathleen
That Boy by Jillian Dodd ~ Splage
Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson ~ Steffi
Gnome on the Range by Jennifer Zane ~ Karla

Best Debut Book (like really…this is your first book?!?!)
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay ~ Elizabeth
Sempre by J.M. Darhower ~ Elizabeth & Kristen
Forty Shades of Pearl by Arianne Richmonde ~ Kathleen
The Boots My Mother Gave Me by Brooklyn James ~ Splage
Exquisite by Ella Frank ~ Steffi & Karla

Favorite Author of the Year
Kristen Ashley!! I've read *almost* every book she's written, and an overwhelming number of them are on my favorites shelf.  That has to tell you something.  If it doesn't, read these: At Peace, Lady Luck, and Motorcycle Man. If, after reading one or more of these, you *aren't* running to get your hands on her entire catalog of books....well, we're going to have to agree to disagree;)  Kristen Ashley ROCKS!!” ~ Elizabeth

"Victoria Vane and Sylvia Day – I chose Victoria Vane, because she cranked out so many books in an ongoing series so quickly and I LOVED them all. Not to mention that she is a very generous and caring author to her fans. I have to add Sylvia Day too, because Bared to You and Reflected in You were both phenomenal reads.” ~ Kathleen

Kristen AshleyHANDS DOWN!! I rated 11 of her books 4.5-5 Stars, what a great year! ~ Splage

"Definitely Kristen Ashley! She is a master storyteller and has the ability to make the reader feel as though they are part of the plot in a way I've never experienced before. I feel she is in a class all her own when it comes to telling a story. I simply adore her books.” ~ Kristen

KRISTEN ASHLEY! I haven’t read a single book by her that I didn’t fall in love with. She is a master of her craft, amazing at emotional storytelling; her characters are real and grip you tight. Once you have read a book by her, you will never look back. They are exciting but at the same time I go back to them when I need a comfort read as well. Everything and then some combined in one delicious package of hunkie hotness and fierce, beautiful women who have each other’s backs!” ~ Steffi

“No contest…Kristen Ashley! Her books are addictive; her characters are unforgettable, the stories own you and her epilogues are well…just EPIC! I’ve never seen an author explode on the scene like she did, mostly by word of mouth… and that is saying something. I may have only chosen one of her books as a top pick, but nearly all her books have landed on my favorite’s shelf. She is a reader’s dream!” ~ Karla 

**Contest rules-: Leave a comment along with your email address or the link to your Goodreads profile. Winner will receive a gift card or credit at the online book store of their choice. The contest runs from 1/6 thru midnight on 1/12. Winners will be chosen by Random.org **
Good Luck!




300 comments:

  1. Awesome list and giveaway!
    tamif77@gmail.com

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  2. Hey girls - great list. It's so hard to choose but one isn't it?? I don't think I can!

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    1. Hey Becs! OMG...I was pulling my hair out! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  3. Yay...a giveaway! I love these! Thanks you guys for all the giveaways and reviews.

    ymantro@gmail.com

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7580335-yanette

    :)

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    1. You're quite welcome Yanette! Thanks for checking out the list and good luck!

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  4. Oh wow! What a great list representing some of the best reads of 2012! It took me down memory lane b/c many of them I've read and enjoyed so very much. And from a group of reviewers and friends I've grown to admire and respect, some new recommendations as well.

    oklanannie@yahoo.com

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    1. I know Anne...I wanted to read them all over again!! We admire and adore you too! You are everything that is good about Goodreads! Thanks for commenting and good luck!

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  5. I am so happy to find some of my favorites here as well, great list girls!
    alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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    1. Thanks Aly! I bet you have a great list too! Good luck!

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    2. Don't know if it's great :D but enormous it is :))

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  6. Definitely agree with your Author of the Year! Hands down Kristen Ashley! Totes love all her books!

    Love your guys' blog and reviews...! Yay for the giveaway too :D
    c_schwalger@hotmail.com

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    1. Yes 5 of us picked KA, but Kathleen picked 2 great author's too. I'm a huge fan of both of them, and their books are in my top picks! Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

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  7. 2012 give me awesome author such as Kristen Ashley. Love her book. :)

    hanifealbayrak@outlook.com

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    1. 2012 was definitely Kristen Ashley's year! She is awesome.

      Good luck Hanife!

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  8. Wow such great choices ladies! I loved On Dublin Street, and Defiant, and Kristen Ashley! I have many of KA's books, but I don't have Creed-- so if I win this gift card **fingers crossed!** that is what I will be buying first! Thanks ladies for the opportunity to win! (big thanks to Steffi!;)
    My name is Berta.

    trowland@metalink.net

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    1. Glad it worked, Berta:) Thanks for stopping by! Creed is an amazing book. You have to read it. Good Luck!

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  9. Awesome list! Love the reviews!!!! My favorite read of the year was The Edge of Never, too. Best road trip of my life.

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    1. Love it Lorie, "Best road trip of my life" you are so right!

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    2. That is THE perfect way to describe this book, Lorie! So glad you loved it! I will always, always remember this story<3

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  10. Great list of books girls!! There are a bunch on there that i STILL need to read and you've just reminded me about! ;)

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3284461-v

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    1. Always more books to be added to the tbr, right, V?! LOL!! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  11. Great list!! Read a lot of them but also found a lot to read now!! Thanks ladies!

    daydreamer1699@aol.com

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  12. Great picks guys! Sylvia Day & Colleen Hoover are my faves of 2012.

    Vdc110@yahoo.com

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  13. Kristen Ashley is the best! :)
    Awfannin@Aol.com
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  14. At least 10 new books to be added to my Yvette list :D thanks

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  15. amazing list! haven't read them all but kellan and thoughtless did make my 2012 better :DDD

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7500821-vishous

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  16. Sorry meant TBR list.Crazy auto correct

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  18. That's a pretty great list! Several of those were on my top 2012 list also... Leave Me Breathless, The Golden Dynasty, On Dublin Street, and Kristen Ashley is totally crackalious. I read 17 of hers in 2012. It's like I couldn't stop myself.

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3846340-angela

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  19. Some of those are my favorites of 2012 also!

    Susanskoopman@gmail.com

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  20. This year was a great year for me in terms of finding authors I really liked. Kristen Ashley was my favorite and I have yet to finish all her books. =) But for the books that made me feel so much and get lost in her world was the Rock Chick series. I felt every emotion known to man going through those books. I loved every single moment. Thanks to Kristen Ashley for making me feel vulnerable and happy all at once.

    Breezy

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    1. Loved, loved that series Breezy!! My fave was Mace and Stella's book! *swoon*

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  21. That is a pretty awesome list.

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4430015-krissy or Krissyp8@yahoo.com

    Krissy

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  22. Great list! I am off to add to my tbr list =)
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2089316-melanie

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  23. Great list!!!

    Jennbishop100111@gmail.com


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    my goodreads!!!

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  24. Mollie B.
    mkb1113@hotmail.com
    LOVE LOVE LOVE Thanks

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  25. I had a blast coming up with my list and see what the other reviewers picked for their favorites. Thanks everyone for being all kinds of awesome!

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  26. I've read maybe half of the books mentioned. have some catching up to do! :) Awesome list and suggestions!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    claudigc at msn dot com
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3398728-claudia

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  27. Hey girls, great picks.

    I'm especially glad to see Tiffany Reisz there, She's my greatest find of the year - I simply love that woman. Can't wait for the Mistress. :D

    There are some more books in there that I simply adored - The Sea of Tranquility, a couple of KA books...

    And the category - "Off my Beaten path" - love it! :-)

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    2. Same goes Ana...I loved the Original Sinners series. I had now idea what I was in for and that I would love it as much as I did!

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  28. Reading the list brought back great memories of amazing books! (The Gamble *faints*)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    melivalea@yahoo.com
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9016299-melissa

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    1. I'm fainting right along with you. I damn near kissed my Kindle while reading it. LOVE Max!!

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  29. Awesome list..Stephanierosehorning@comcast.net

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  30. Thanks for inviting me over, great list and a fab giveaway!

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6705318-beebs

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  31. Great list guys...i agree w/everyone...idk how u guys can pick just one!

    great blog btw!

    Sharon

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sharon!! It SO wasn't easy to narrow down our choices! This was simply a fabulous year for books and authors, no question.

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  32. Thank you SOOOOO much for including Lumberjack In Love in the best novella category. I am so happy you guys enjoyed that book. :^) Great list!

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    1. We loved it Penny! Soooooo hoping we get to go back to Vermont and more sexy bearded Lumberjacks!

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  33. Great list! There so many I haven't read before but looking forward to it after reading this post!

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3361149-kay

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  34. http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5603331-sabrina

    Thanks for adding me! :)

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  35. Well I must learn more about this Kristen Ashley! Love your enthusiasm and it was great that you chose books from multiple genres. I loved Slammed, Easy, and Defiant but felt disappointed by The Edge of Never. I definitely want to read On Dublin Street and The Siren.

    http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2798441.Jennifer_Lane

    Thanks for the great giveaway, ladies!

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    1. We have a fantastic group of girls who review for us Jennifer! They read it all...and we love that! Made for some interesting choices, old and new!

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  36. Fantastic lists, ladies! Trying to narrow it down to just one title is almost impossible, so well done!

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    1. It was very, very hard Jill! Thank you.

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  37. Love the list. I have added a few books to my collection to read.

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  38. Wow what an amazing giveaway. I hope I win. Fingers crossed. aidansmama77@yahoo.com

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  39. I Must say the best and most enjoyed books of 2012 were all KA books. I found her with goodreads reviews and was hooked with my first read of hers. My favorite is motocycle man. Thanks for the great giveaway ladies! Natuy29@hotmail.com.

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    1. I just finished Motorcycle Man last night...brilliant!

      Good luck!

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  40. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the list - my TBB list just got bigger. :))

    pnc07@aol.com

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  41. I think I've read over 75% of the books you listed, and I couldn't agree more! Thanks for the list. Samanthags@hotmail.com

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  42. Great giveaway and list. Um, feel kind of bad about admitting I'm off Kristen Ashley.

    Do like Tiffany Reisz, though, and thanks to Karla, who unknowingly got me to try it.

    anasmithblue@gmail.com

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    1. That was a great series...I had to list all 3 books! Thanks for stopping by Mimi!

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  43. What a GREAT list, I love so many of these books and can't wait to try the others!
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8820384-shelley

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  44. Great selection. Couldnt have chose better myself. Rachel @ baxtermilo08@gmail.com

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  45. Awesome list. I will try the books i haven't read.

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3513487-theresa

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  46. YAY! So many great books! Love your lists. You just gave me some great tips for my next read :D
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. Shannon Fuhrman
    Great list
    Tobymaster24@hotmail.com

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  48. A great year of books!! :D I'll read a few of your list :)

    ¡¡Thnks for the giveaway!!!

    deeydracastillo@hotmail.com

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  49. Thanks for putting this list together! I love it!

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4285159-sara-sphunky

    sara.hedges@yahoo.com

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  50. Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

    lovesgamble at gmail dot come

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5463185-hanklover

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  51. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

    roynadrienne2@aol.com

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  52. Fantastic list girls,will def add some to my mountain tbr pile
    Vdamat@yahoo.com

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  53. So great to see that most of you agree with me that Kristen Ashley ROCKS IT! And luckily for us, she isn't slowing down anytime soon! ;)

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  54. Thank you for the invitation. I read 6 books of your list, 2 are in my TBR and you gave me some ideas for future purchases...

    melody_13_00@hotmail.com
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6506600-melody

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  55. There are some great!!! choices here. I'm loving it all~ And you gave me some more ideas on what to read next!

    miminbennett@hotmail.com

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  56. Thats a pretty good list...I'm sure it was hard to pick it. I know I would never had been able to. I read three books on that list and I'm happy to see that they made it on... abridenae@gmail.com

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  57. You ladies are braver than me. I could no more pick out one or even two favorite books if I absolutely necessarily had too. Of course reading, 521 books in 2012 doesn't help much either. However, I did see quite a few names and books that I had read and loved too.

    kaur_chanpreet(At)hotmail(Dot)com
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  58. Great list! I just finished The Boots My Mother Gave Me & thought it was awesome. I think I'll use your list to pick my next read. :) bairdhl1@verizon.net

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  59. Great list! I've read almost all of these, and the ones I haven't have been added to my TBR. SCORE! and oooh a giveaway *claps hands excitedly*

    lkay4383@yahoo.com
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5498948-lkay

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  60. GREAT list! There are some on here I have never heard of and will have to check out.

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    1. We have some oldies but goodies mixed in Taryn! Thanks for coming by!

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  61. I couldn't agree more with ya ladies especially author of the year Kristen Ashley!

    amandakgc(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. It was definitely KA's year...not to mention Year of the Hot Bunch...Hot Crew...The Posse...kissable lips...dirty talk...and the awesomesauce epilouges!!

      Thanks for stopping by Amanda and good luck!

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  63. Yikes, even MORE books to add to my TBR pile!

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10094424-lisa-borbeck

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  64. Great list! I can't wait to start reading some of the ones that I haven't yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

    dianaichka@gmail.com

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  65. Love your list! Thanks for the great giveaway. :-)

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4765670-tammie-this-year-s-girl

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  66. Good selection :) Richelle.Robinson8@gmail.com

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  67. Awesome list, can't wait to read some of these. Edge of Never - couldnt agree more with you...Great emotional book.
    Email: Qtpiehnync@yahoo.com

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    1. Ena, I'm so happy you agree about The Edge of Never!! I simply adore this book!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  68. Awesome giveaway!! Great books!! I love KA all her books are awesome!! She's an amazing writer!!

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  69. Awesome list of books! There are a few that I haven't read that I will be looking up! Thanks!!!!

    realityfun2@gmail.com
    www.goodreads.com/realitybites

    Michele

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Michele!! With five of us here, it's really fun because we have varied tastes, and that gives us lists of favorites with some real depth, I think. These are all great books, and we're thrilled to be able to share them with everyone:)

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  70. http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7420901-arin
    for funniest book "That Boy" is a great choice!

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  71. How fun, all this new reading!

    rubysauntjacks@yahoo.ca

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  72. Fab list guys!

    wendyi@hotmail.com.au

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I would love to see yours!

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    2. Wen!! Thanks for stopping by;)

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  73. Loved reading about your favs. So hard to choose. I added a few to my "must read now" list. Thanks for this!

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5557851-michelle-helen-geek

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  74. Great list with fun commentary!

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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  75. What a great list! Thanks for pointing us in the direction of all of these goodies!

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5153260-kathie-katmom

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  76. I love these lists, especially your fun categories. :) I always see books/authors I haven't tried yet. Thank you!

    nujii @ aol.com

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  77. Thank you so much for including On the Island on this list of the best of the best! I am honored and thrilled beyond belief. Much love to Splage and all the ladies at Swept Away By Romance! xoxo <3

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    1. Tracey, thank you SO much for stopping by and commenting! We are honored, truly. We <3 you and your books, and I don't think there's one of us that can wait to see what you have for us next!

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    2. Tracey, Thank you for your wonderful story! I am so glad to see all your success over the year, On The Island just blew me away. So glad you stopped by;)

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  78. Some really great reads!! Thanks for sharing!
    My email is nikkie8503@yahoo.com

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  79. Great list! Some I have read and some I have just added to my TBR list. How did you narrow it down?!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    kitcat76(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. We had a very hard time deciding on books, Cathy. So hard to narrow it down! I think we all wanted to include one more book but we had to stop somewhere:) Thanks for stopping by.

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  80. Great list and awesome giveaway!!
    Thank you :0)
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  81. Love the list, thanks so much. Many I have read and many others are going on my "to-read" list. Are you ladies going to make it out to the Naughty Mafia Rocks Vegas Author convention in August in Las Vegas? My girlfriend and I hope to make it out there! Kristen Ashley best author hands down - with Tara Sivec as a runner-up for sure! Hope to meet them both this year. Thanks again!

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9755632-michelle

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  82. Loved your list. Some I have read an d some on my TBR list. Your blog is great! Awesome giveaway.

    twimom817@gmail.com

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  83. Thanks so much for the giveaway. What an amazing list!

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

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  84. Great list of books!! rmcclaren9@gmail.com

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  85. I love this list! Thanks for sharing. kissa_starling @ yahoo

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  86. So many amazing books on this list! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Happy New Year!

    ~Megan
    megankathleenward at yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Megan!! It was super hard to narrow down our choices:)

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  87. Awesome list, will make sure I bookmark it, to come back later and check some off :)
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6199679-evita

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I have read quiet a few of these book but there are some that are still on my TBR list that I will now move to the top of the pile. Thank you! :-)
    hayler41@hotmail.com

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  89. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    true_identity@hotmail.com

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  90. Great list! Some are still on my tbr list which I'm slowly working my way through :)
    sstauss1@hotmail.com

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  91. Awesome list! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

    mamamoss08@hotmail.com

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  92. I've read so many of these books last year. Its almost impossible to choose a favorite. I lived them allm

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  93. Read quite a few of these & many more of them are on, or have more been added to my TBR list. Thanks for the chance at a cool giveaway!
    mrsb709@gmail.com
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  94. Glad to see some of those on my TBR are listed above! Loved (!!!!!) The Edge of Never and The Sea of Tranquility and Easy and...wow...what a great year for us bookers! Can't wait to see what we get to read throughout 2013!

    Jill
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  95. Awesome end of year list! I added a few of them to my tbr list for 2013. Thanks for the giveaway too. Book money is the best gift ever!
    Email is julie67114@gmail.com

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  96. I don'tt know how you narrowed it down to jsut this list! Thanks for the giveaway.
    lanim1501@me.com

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  97. I've read quite a few of these and now there is about 15 added to my TBR list lol.. Super excited becky25053@Gmail.com

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  98. Love the list and must admit I haven't read anything by Kristen Ashley. I will add her to my TBR. Thanks for the giveaway. drerivera4 at gmail dot com

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  99. Well, it looks like I'll be adding a new author to my list. Thank you forthe recommendations!

    Cindersmaria at yahoo dot com

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  100. AWESOME list, ladies!! I would have struggled to pick even just from your selections. Happy New Year!!! ♥

    Natasha
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    1. You had a pretty good favorites list for 2012, as well, Natasha:) It was so freaking hard to narrow down our choices. For some of us more than others (yeah, that's my hand in the air;)! Such an incredible year for books and authors!!

      Thanks for stopping by:)

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  101. Love this list. So many more to br added to my TBR:) its been a great year for us readers!!

    Lisarpope@comcast.net

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  102. Great list! Thanks to this list I have lots to add to my tbr pile. Happy New year!

    Hazel

    hazyche@yahoo.com

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  103. Great list. A few I have liked, a few I have on my wishlist and some new ones to add!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  104. Thanks for the tip on Kristen Ashley. I'll give her work a look!
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  105. Wow! Great list! TEON is my ultimate fave! Will definitely check out the other books on GR :)

    fieryairah@gmail.com

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  106. Thank you all for coming by and taking the time to look through our faves!! It was SUPER HARD to narrow our choices! We are lucky to have such an awesome group here at Swept Away. Our tastes are varied, and I think that brings some real depth and fun to our choices:)

    Good luck to you all in the giveaway!!

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  107. Agreed! I love KA's books too. Never disappoints! alyssaxchen14 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  108. Glad to see Pamela Clare's 'Defiant' make the list! One of my favorites of the year for sure!

    Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!

    strawberrymews (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. She's such an amazing author. I really recommend all her books. Her I-Team series is amazing as well. Good Luck!

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  109. Woot, I have some of those in my TBR! I need to get my caboose in gear and read 'em!

    gcook64 at aol dot com

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  110. Ahhhh I love so many books on this list...the others I definitely need to get to. My email is kel_vang04@hotmail.com. =D

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  111. Great list of recommendations!

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  112. You choose a great bunch of books. There were a couple of my favorite authors that made your list, Maya Banks and Pamela Clare. You can never go wrong with any of their books.
    After reading your review of THE EDGE OF NEVER by J.A.Redmerski, as well as the reviews on Amazon, I decided to download it. I plan to start reading it tomorrow. Thank you!!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Kathy and good luck with the give away. I hope you enjoy The Edge of Never, it was such an emotional and inspiring story.

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  113. I read mainly historical romance and fantasy romance; 2 of the bks i liked are on your list too. I'll have to check out the other 2. My fav read & author at the moment is Courtney Milan; her The Duchess War was lovely.

    thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

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    1. I loved that book as well. I really need to read more by Courtney Milan. She is on my list of authors I want to check out. So far I've only read the Brothers Sinister series. Good Luck!

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  114. Great list ! A few i have read and the others i have to read ;)
    For me, 2012 was marked by the reading of Bared to you (Sylvia Day) and Undeniable (Madeline Sheehan)

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  115. Great list! Just added several new books to my TBR list :)

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  116. I read a few of those books, such as "on The Island", "On Dublin Street", "Edge of Never" and "Bared To You" and they are all my favorite of 2012 as well. So great list!!

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  117. Have read several of these, now I need to go through and read some more of them. Great List!
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  118. I spotted a lot of my favs on your list! That's an awesome selection you have ;) Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  119. Thanks for the giveaway!! Good list I have read many on the list and will be adding some to my tbr list. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Tianna
    ROBTCERAMICS@aol.com

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  120. Great list!! some I havent read yet so I will have to check them out!

    Daveyse79@hotmail.com

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  121. Great list, I' ve just read my first Kristen Ashley book and loved it!

    Alexandrascards@gmail.com

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    1. Glad to hear it. Which book did you decide on? I really haven't read a single book by her that I didn't like. You have many great reads still ahead of you:) Good Luck, Alex.

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  122. This is a brilliant giveaway and I love all your choices!

    kirstyl13@hotmail.co.uk

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  123. Great list. There were a lot of great books this year, hard to choose favorites. H_mitchell76@msn.com

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  124. Yay for the Victoria Vane and Maya Banks mentions! Loved their books.

    I'm very curious now about Jennifer Ashley -- her name popped up in other lists as well. Will check her series out.

    Thank you for sharing your list and for the giveaway!

    - Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

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    1. If you're into historical romance, you should definitely check out the Mackenzie series by Jennifer Ashley. The first book is The Madness Of Lord Ian Mackenzie. Amazing book!

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  125. This is an awesome list. I've read a good amount of these, and the rest I plan to add to my TBR list on goodreads!

    stephaniebrown04@gmail.com

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  126. Great list ladies! There were so many great books in 2012, it is hard to narrow it down, great job!

    bwsmith816@gmail.com

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  127. WOW!!! What a list. It looks like I'll be adding more books to my TBR.
    Thanks for the recs.

    Great giveaway!

    wbreerex@yahoo.com
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  128. I've read several of these but On Dublin Street was by far my favorite :) And as for the ones I haven't read yet - they'll be added to the TBR!

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  129. Thanks for a list of fantastic books! Kristen Ashley is a new to me author so looks like I need to go shopping :D Thanks Carin
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  130. Really glad to see On Dublin Street on the lists. That was a fantastic book! On the Island was wonderful as well...and I look forward to checking out the others. Definitely going to check out Kristen Ashley with the raves she is getting on this blog. Satellitegirl41@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the giveaway. I agree that On Dublin Street and On the Island were outstanding! And KA is definitely an author to check out, she gives you a hero and heroine like no other then adds a heart pounding story, sooo good!

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  131. Wow! So many great books and authors. Kristen Ashley is my favorite however, I've started reading Samantha Young's books and they are AWESOME! I'm working my way through her books!

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  132. I've read a few of these books and loved everyone but can't wait to read more. Thanks for giving me more great ideas on books to read!!
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  133. Great list! I LOVE Kristen Ashly! Almost read all her books. Also loved seeing Francine Rivers on the list. She is a great author. Her mother's hope & Her daughters dream are also great reads! http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5997827-chris-hertig

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    1. I will have to check them out Chris! We loved including the new and the old...because no matter when they were published. they were new to us in 2012! I cried like a baby at the end of that book.

      Kristen Ashley rocks!!

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  134. I love most all of these books!!

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  135. I loved On Dublin Street by Samantha Young. I've re-read it multiple times.

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  136. Hmmm, can I still enter if I say I absolutely loathed the Kristen Ashley book I tried to read - I even skipped to the end hoping it would get better but I was VERY close to throwing my kindle across the room because I found the male character to be such a tool

    However, Kresley Cole I adore, and J R Ward Karen Marie Moning too but not the Highlander series - being British I really don't get the fascination with Scots and hate the written brogue

    http://www.goodreads.com/BananaTricky

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  137. Totally awesome!!!

    I loved sooo many on your list :-)

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  138. Thanks to all of you for stopping by, checking out our top picks, and for leaving awesome comments. We had a great time choosing, we're glad that you're enjoying reading about them and finding some new reads to put on your to-read list!

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  139. Thank you so much for including THE EDGE OF NEVER among those fantastic books! :-D

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    1. Thank you J.A. Redmerski for stopping by and commenting on our blog. Your book, The Edge of Never, was phenomenal and so deserving to be on our "Best of the Best" list;)

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  140. Love the list! Going to add the ones I haven't read to my tbr list

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  141. I'm loving this list! On Dublin Street, Easy, The Edge of Never! Yay! These books are amazingly happy moments for my and my reading pleasure in 2012 - just think what is going to happen in 2013! Happy New Year and thanks for sharing!

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  142. What a fantastic list. I've read some of the historicals, and absolutely adored them.

    Thank you for such a great giveaway.

    dpd333n(at) aol dot com

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  144. Thanks for your picks - what a great resource.
    ashley (at) alsw (dot) com
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2263645-ashley

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  145. Hi Ladies!
    WOW! I am surprised, honored,and so delighted to be mentioned on your favorite lists. I hope very much to continue writing books you will enjoy as well in 2013.
    With my heartfelt regards,
    Victoria Vane

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  146. Thanks for the giveaway!
    danfleischhauer@hotmail.com
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13122238-dan-melanie-fleischhauer

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  147. Great giveaway!! Csutton14@yahoo.com

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  148. Wow thank you ladies for the mention. I am truly honored to be n the list with such amazing authors, it's far beyond anything I had hoped for. One thing I have also taken away from this article is apparently it is IMPERATIVE I find and read a Kristen Ashley book - who I have yet to discover ;-) I can't wait. I love new recommendations and love to find new authors. Again thank you so much for including me - I look forward to working with you ladies in 2013!

    Xx Ella

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  149. Toooooo many to chose from! Thanks for the great giveaway!?!?!?!?!?!? ;)

    Justducky422@aol.com

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  150. I love seeing so many of my favorites on here....and some new ones to check out! Thanks for the giveaway! - Kim Vaughn
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13795595-kim

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