Since beginning my blog, I have really tried to branch out and read some authors I have never read before. Different genres, different writing styles, just different books all around, because variety is the spice of life. Of the numerous new authors I have read over the year, these six authors stood out for me, and I will continue to read their works well into 2017.
Whenever I read an M. Robinson book, I feel like she cracks open my chest and beats up my heart a little bit. The sad part is that I enjoy every minute of this splendid torture. The angst, the surprise twists, the gasping moments are all just too good to pass up. On top of all the angst and drama, M. Robinson creates complex plots that contains rich, well-developed characters, enthralling the reader from page one. She is pure dark romance perfection!
Full review of El Diablo and Road to Nowhere
I just recently wrapped up the year with my very first Adriana Locke book, Swing, and, boy did I ever fall in love. Her writing is fun and romantic and completely sexy. I also loved how she takes the time to develop the family behind this series. This family has captured my attention, and I am already anxiously awaiting the next book in the Landry Family series.
Full review of Swing
Debra Anastasia is phenomenal. One of the attributes that I love about her writing is that she can transition between hilarious romantic comedy and a suspenseful romance, these two being prime examples of her talent. Both are very different stories, but they hold some similarities. Debra Anastasia writes fantastic characters in a way that makes use care about them and invest in their story. Her writing is engaging, and the complexities of For All the Evers really showcases not only her talent but also the amount of work she puts into her craft. I will certainly be reading more from her in 2017!
Full review for Booty Camp or For All the Evers
The Bandit is my first ever venture into the land of B.B. Reid, and I have already booked my return! This book is absolutely everything a dark romance should be with its love-to-hate anti-heroes, suspenseful and often violent plot, and antagonistic and steamy relationships. With The Bandit, B.B. Reid has placed herself on my favorite dark romance writers list. Not only has she crafted a well-written dark romance, she has delivered complex characters and a gripping plot that left me in shock and breathless as the final pages of this book came to an end.
*Side note: I loved her writing so much that I immediately went out and bought the books in her Broken Love series, although I’ve yet to read them.
Full review of The Bandit
Annika Martin’s Dirty Royal books are just simply fantastic. There is suspense, love, betrayal, atonement, love, loss, and revenge. Really, how does a book get better than that? Plus, it has the extra bonus of being about the Mafia, and I have such a weak spot for Mafia romances. What I really loved about these books is that Annika Martin is able to seemlessly tie together the overarching plot of the story, the reclaiming of the Mafia throne they were expelled from, with each of the brother’s stories and romances. I love the story, I love the characters, and I love her writing. She will be another author I will continue to read in 2017.
Full reviews for Dark Mafia Prince, Wicked Mafia Prince, and Savage Mafia Prince
Blood to Dust is dark romance at its finest! The revenge, the violence, the sex, and the development of their relationship between the two main characters is beautiful, completely captivating from page one. This story in particular starts out with a bang and never stops until readers turn the last page of the book. Her anti-heroes and anti-heroines are among my favorite characters ever, and I love her story lines. L.J. Shen has earned herself a HUGE fan for 2017, and I will be diving into my next L.J. Shen book this week, Vicious, and I cannot wait!
Full review of Blood to Dust
Authors I am looking forward to meeting in 2017: Sierra Simone, Tia Louise, Jessica Hawkins, Jay McLean, Stylo Fantome, Skye Warren, Liv Morris, Lily Kate, Natasha Knight, Juliana Marley, Danielle Pearl, Winter Renshaw, and Jamie McGuire. I know I am missing so many, so make sure to comment with any authors you think should absolutely be on my radar.