A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week, The Year In Reviews

A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week – And A Quick Recap Of Our Best Books of 2014

Sneak PeekHappy (almost) New Year, everyone! We’re bringing 2014 to an auspicious close, with some great reviews and guests dropping by to help us ring in a brand new year.

Before I get to the schedule, though, I want to do a quick recap of our Best Books of 2014 selections, and offer a congratulations—not to mention our gratitude—to all the authors whose hard work and dedication to their craft brought us so much joy (and sometimes sorrow) this year. And, P.S., there’s also time to enter some of the giveaways.

I also want to share a slight change we’ll be making to the review system here at TNA in 2015. For those of you who missed my blog post about the ratings system a month or so back, in short, I am not a particular fan of it. The purpose of taking the time to write a review—deconstructing a plot and the characters, and putting them all back together again to point out what did, or didn’t, work in a book—has nothing to do with numbers and everything to do with our ability to articulate our thoughts and feelings about what we’ve read. So, beginning January 1, we’ll no longer be offering a numerical designation on the books we review here at TNA. We will, however, have simple ways for you to get a quick overview of our thoughts about the books we’ll be featuring in the coming years, two being ones you may have already seen—the TNA Page Turner and A Small Gem, which are reserved for those novels and short stories that we feel go beyond any 5 Star rating we would normally give.

Now, on to a quick and comprehensive list of our Top Reads for this year:

DividersSammy:

Going the Distance by John Goode

Then the Stars Fall by Brandon Witt

Hidden Gem by Lissa Kasey

Rainbow Connection: Volume One by BJ Sheppard

Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon

Tina:

Strain by Amelia C. Gormley

The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick

Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane

Bliss by Lisa Henry & Heidi Belleau

Sex & Sourdough by A.J. Thomas

Jackie:

Say Something by BA Tortuga

Pulling Leather by L.C. Chase

Names Can Never Hurt Me by Wade Kelly

Recovery by Con Riley

Love you Forever by Amelia Bishop

Lana:

Spinning the Top – Anthology

Alpha’s Claim – Anthology

Dr. Feelgood – Anthology

Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels

Avaritia by Mathew Ortiz

Jules:

Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan

The River Leith by Leta Blake

A Forbidden Rumspringa by Keira Andrews

The Bells of Times Square by Amy Lane

Release by A.M. Sexton

Lynn:

When All the World Sleeps by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock

Guarded by Cat Grant & L.A. Witt

The Broken Series by Kol Anderson

This Is Not a Love Story by Suki Fleet

Facing Demons by Lynley Wayne

Chris:

Let Love Live by Melissa Collins

Hook, Line, & Sinker by Piper Vaughn

Breaking Free by Cat Grant

Let it Be by Cheryl McIntyre

Strength of the Mate by Kendall McKenna

Kim: Audiobooks

Dirty Secret by Rhys Ford – Narrated by Greg Tremblay

Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander – Narrated by Joseph Northton

Scales and a Tail by Stormy Glenn – Narrated by Johnny East

Tell Me It’s Real by TJ Klune – Narrated by Michael Lesley

Family Unit by Z.A. Maxfield – Narrated by JP Handler

Kathie: Audiobooks

When Love Comes to Town by Jacob Z. Flores – Narrated by TJ Jamesin

Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford – Narrated by Tristan James

Feathers from the Sky by Posy Roberts – Narrated by Paul Morey

Hound Dog and Bean by B.G. Thomas – Narrated by Charlie David

Behind the Curtain by Amy Lane – Narrated by Hugh Bradley

Rena:

Flight of Magpies by KJ Charles

Bloodline by Jordan L. Hawl

Prosperity by Alexis Hall

Junior Willis by Richard Natale

Mending Him by Summer Devon & Bonnie Dee

Lisa:

Chance Assassin: A Story of Love, Luck, and Murder by Nicole Castle

Wicklow’s Odyssey by R. Cooper

Turnbull House by Jess Faraday

Daron’s Guitar Chronicles (Volumes One thru Five) by Cecilia Tan

Baal’s Heart (Caged and Sacrificed) by Bey Deckard

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And that does it for 2014. Now, here’s what we have in store for the week ahead. We hope you’ll join is for all the good stuff. :)

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MondayJordan Castillo Price kicks this off this week with a guest post on her Body and Soul (PsyCop #3) blog tour

We’ll also have Rob Rosen here on the Men of the Manor blog tour

TuesdayLane Hayes stops in on The Right Words blog Tour

Ines Johnson drops by on The Pleasure Hound (Book Two) tour

Wednesday – We’ll have Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock with us today on the Two Gentlemen of Altona blog tour

Thursday – Happy New Year! Wade Kelly is our guest today on the Misplaced Affection tour

Friday – Today, Charlie Cochet stops in with a Cover Reveal of the upcoming installment in the THIRDS series, Rise & Fall

Saturday – The Brit Boys Blitz will close out the week here at TNA

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And that does it for this time. Until next, happy reading!

 

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Giveaways, The Year In Reviews

Simply The Best 2014: Round Four – The Year In Reviews and a Giveaway

2014

Hi, everyone!

We are thisclose to the end of our best of the best selections for this year. In case you missed the earlier selections, Sammy’s and Tina’s can be found HERE, Jackie’s, Lana’s, and Jules’ can be found HERE, and Lynn’s and Chris’s HERE.

Since Kim and Kathie are the audio connoisseurs in our group, today’s feature are their top picks in the audiobook category, and guess what? TNA is going to give you the chance to win TWO of the listed titles. And guess what else? If you’re selected as the winner, you get to choose which titles you’d like in either audio or e-book format. Continue reading

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Giveaways, The Year In Reviews

Simply The Best 2014: Round Three – The Year In Reviews And A Giveaway

2014

Greetings, everyone!

The Best of the Best continues today in our selections for top reads of 2014. Just in case you missed them, Sammy’s and Tina’s choices can be found HERE, Jackie’s, Lana’s and Jules’ choices can be found HERE, and just like those, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win e-copies of any TWO of the titles in today’s selections, winner’s choice. Continue reading

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