11 December 2014

Best of 2014 Giveaway Hop

Welcome to our stop on the Best of 2014 Giveaway Hop. There were a lot of great books this year but I had to narrow down. Then see the linky below for the other blogs to visit

Anomaly (Schrodinger's Consortium #1)
by Tonya Kuper.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance.
Publication: November 25th 2014 by Entangled Publishing.
Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.

My first boyfriend dumped me—happy birthday, Josie!—my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…

Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.

When hottily-hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…

Within These Walls
by J.L. Berg.
Audience/Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: August 18th 2014.
Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength.

I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance.
Isn’t that what we all do? Survive?

Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just more…complicated.

Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than my own bedroom.

I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget.

But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart forever?

My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and sacrificing it all for the one you love.

Breaking the Reins (The Breaking Series)
by Juliana Haygert.
Audience/Genre: New Adult,Contemporary Romance, Abuse.
Publication: August 14th 2013 by Createspace.
Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

After a fire takes her grandma's life and kills her horse, Hannah's immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can't turn away even though she's not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.

**New Adult Contemporary Romance Novel**
**Contains scenes of domestic violence**

Making Faces
by Amy Harmon.
Audience/Genre: New Adult/YA, Contemporary Romance, Military, Clean.
Publication: October 12th 2013 by Smashwords.
Source: Purchased
Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.
Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us

Porcelain Keys
by Sarah Beard.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Music,Clean.
Publication: February 11th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media.
Aria s life is full of secrets--secrets about her mother s death, her father's cruelty, and her dream to go to Juilliard. When Aria meets Thomas, he draws out her secrets, captures her heart, and gives her the courage to defy her father. But when tragedy strikes and Thomas disappears, Aria is left alone to transform her broken heart s melody into something beautiful. Porcelain Keys is a captivating love story that will resonate long after the last page is turned.

Luna of Mine (The Grey Wolves #8)
by Quinn Loftis.
Audience/Genre: Paranormal Romance.
Publication: July 2nd 2014.
Every life leaves behind a legacy. Every story has a beginning and an end. The Alpha of the Romania Grey Wolves knows this better than most. He also knows it’s the things that transpire to create that legacy and the experiences, triumphs and failures that happen in the middle of the story that matter. His story began a century ago and now a tragedy has led him to his rightful place as Alpha of the Eastern Romania pack. Before he led hundreds, he had to learn to lead a few. Before he sacrificed for all, he had to be willing to sacrifice for any. Before he could be the man destined to save his race he had to be willing to serve them. In order to be raised up he had to first be torn down. There was only one who could do this and live, only one who could light his way when the darkness closed in; his mate, his Luna. This is the building of their legacy, the middle of their story. Their triumphs, their failures, and their tragedy’s that would one day make them strong enough to restore a race torn apart by greed, envy, and fear.

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    1. I always love it when I hear about books I didn't even know about!

  2. One of my favorites was Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo.

    1. I am so bad, I haven't even started that series! I want to though. Thanks for sharing. It makes me put it further up on my tbr list!

  3. My favorite read this year was probably The School for Good and Evil. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. I really enjoyed Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I really got into that book.

  5. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

  6. My favorite book was Blood of Olympus.

  7. My favorite book was Blue Rose (The Noru #1) by Lola St.Vil.

  8. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

  9. My favorite book in 2014 was The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  10. Cruel Beauty and The Forever Song and Queen of the Zombie Hearts are my 2014 favorite.

  11. I loved so many books this year! Queen of Zombie Hearts, the new gargoyle series by Jennifer Armentrout, Outlander, Ugly Love and The Bronze Horseman series to name a few! Thank you!

  12. I had so many favorites. I can't begin to name them all but one of them was Rush Too Far.

  13. Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon and books 1 to 4 in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead

  14. My favorite read of 2014 was Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

  15. My favorite is Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

  16. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

  17. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare or Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep.

  18. My favorite 2014 read is Alienated by Melissa Landers! So looking forward to book 2!

  19. I loved Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson!

  20. Thanks everyone for posting. I have so many new books to add to my list!

  21. I didn't read too many this year but I was fond of Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

  22. My favorite book is A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable.

  23. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. Thank you for the giveaway :)

  24. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover!

  25. One of my favorites was Cress!

  26. Under Different Stars. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S