Thursday, August 1, 2013

Top 5 Paranormal Romance Picks!!


For my Blogoversary I enjoy sharing the Top 5 reads of different genre for the last year, June 1, 2012 through July 1, 2013.  These are the memorable reads with high recommendations from me.  Well worth looking into.

I can only bring myself to do the last year, as trying to figure out the best of all time...yea, no.  I love to many books on all different levels to try and figure that out.

Also, part of what makes this such an amazing thing, is my fellow bloggers.  I love sharing books with fellow bloggers and learning what they have loved to share with me as well.  This is a huge thing with me in the booking community.  I have with me a book lover of Paranormal Romance books.  Sharing their Top 5 reads for the last year as well.

My Picks, in particular order:
Sealed with a Curse (Weird Girls #1) by Cecy Robson
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Loved reading this story of the sisters with werewolves and vampires. Great action and story, with a touch of blooming love. Can't wait for the next one!

A Cursed Embrace (Weird Girls #2) by Cecy Robson
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That was one heck of a kicking second book to a series! Wowza! I love Aric. Love all the Weres. Love the sisters! Action packed and romance too. Always flipping pages to learn something new.

Red (Transplanted Tales #1) by Kate SeRine
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Oh goodness, I really enjoyed this modernization of fairytale characters with not so perfect lives as thought in their stories and a enticing bloody mystery to solve, and maybe even a blooming relationship along the way.

The Better to See You (Transplanted Tales #2) by Kate SeRine
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Oooh, loved this magical mystery with Lavender and Seth at the center of it. Kept me flipping to know what was happening, learning more, and to see if the love would bloom.

Kiss of Death (Blood Kissed #1) by Seleste deLaney
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I really enjoyed this story and meeting these characters. These characters really stood out to me. So different. And I felt they really blended and clashed in a genuine manner. I really was taken by them all! There is a blend of action and romance here. 







I've invited Jennifer of Reading & Writing UF to share her picks for the last year.
Jennifer's Picks:
My Top 5 Urban Fantasy Romance Books (Please note that this list would be 100% different if I was listing by top 5 urban fantasy books. The books below are urban fantasy but with a little more of a romance focus.)

1. Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels Series #4) by Ilona Andrews.
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- I may be pushing the romance aspect in this urban fantasy, but since this is my favorite series of all time, it had to be on my list. Magic Bleeds is where Kate and Curran finally get together, and it is explosive! Magic Bleeds is the turning point for the series because Kate finally finds love.

2. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress Series #1) by Jeaniene Frost
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- This is one of the sexier urban fantasies I have read. Cat and Bones will go down in history as one of the most famous paranormal couples ever. And all us girls will forever wish Bones was real...and ours. Beware, the Night Huntress Series can get very steamy.

3. Angel's Blood (Guild Hunter Series #1) by Nalini Singh
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- The archangel Raphael is the epitome of alpha male. And though his arrogance and roughness will have your temper flaring, you won't be able to deny his raw sexuality and magnetism. Elena never stood a chance. That lucky girl. Though Angel's Blood is more about attraction and sex, it also hints on future romance.

4. Bitten (Women of the Otherworld Series #1) by Kelley Armstrong
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- Bitten has such an amazing romance story intertwined within the urban fantasy elements. Clay and Elena have a troubled past but it's obvious they are meant for each other. Bitten tells a story about forgiveness, about acceptance, and about past lovers learning to trust one another again. This one hits the emotions hard.

5. Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega Series #1) by Patricia Briggs
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Briggs is more famous for her Mercy Thompson Series, which is an amazing urban fantasy series but with a very minor focus in romance. Cry Wolf is a heart wrenching urban fantasy romance that will leave you feeling raw but hopeful. This book has very little sex for it focuses on relationship development and wounded characters mending each other.




GIVEAWAY TIME!

You get to pick one of my Top 5 picks
Open Internationally, as long as Amazon (or Book Depository) ships to you Or you can pick ebook

55 comments:

Jennifer Bielman said...

Thanks so much for having me. Though my list is more all time than last year, but I had a great time picking out my fav UF Romances. Happy Blog Birthday!

Cecy said...

Happy Blog Birthday and thank you for the wonderful feature!

Blodeuedd said...

So wanna read Sealed! Best from me, well I am going with Darynda Jones and 4th Grave. It's PNRUF mix but still pnr so it works

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog (and happy blog birthday!) I have more paranormal titles to add to my TBR list. Which is never a bad thing ;)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh love those choices. To add one that isn't listed here or hasn't been listed by another (I agree with B!) I'd say Dani Harper's books. I love her books and the latest (which I will review soon) has a lot of animals and rescues in it. :)

Texas Book Lover said...

I haven't read any of these...looks like I am missing out!

Heart of Obsidian is one of my favorites from the last year!

Aly said...

Magic Rises and Heart of Obsidian :X

Mary Preston said...

I don't have an absolute favorite. Taking note though.

Jaclyn Canada said...

Both fantastic lists!!! I've read sooo many great Paranormal/Urban Fantasy romances this year that it's hard to pick one. I guess I would have to choose Opal in The Lux Series. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

Mel said...

Can't disagree with the Werid Girls choice! Love that series!! :-)

lindalou said...

My fav this year has been Moonlight by Lisa Kessler. :-)

Ashley Fasolo said...

they look awesome personal I love to read the Transplanted tales series.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

I haven't read any of these yet. Best paranormal romance I've read this year? I'm not sure if you'd call it paranormal romance or romantic suspense, but I'd have to go with Amanda Quick's The Mystery Woman.

miki said...

i really loved omega by susannah sandlin ; i have several of your favourite list on my wishlist o i hope to get many more favourite soon

eleni rel said...

Vampire Academy is the best series I have read so far. :)

Ana Lucía said...

I don't think I've read any paranormal romance this year. (weird) but Nighthuntress series is one of my favorites of all times. Fantastic series.

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout!!! :D

Linda said...

Eleri Stone's Rebellion. It was hot stuff!

Stephanie Fredrick said...

Kresley Coles Shadows Claim was one of the best PNRs I've read all year. Of course her IAD series is in my top 5 favorite series. She knows how to write really good romance.

T. Drecker said...

I love Cecy's Sealed series. Such fun!

Makaela said...

The Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout was the only paranormal I've read this year- it was okay.

Kelly said...

Any of the lux series including Obsession.

Hannah Clark said...

I haven't read any:( Bu ti want to! I need to!

Melliane said...

I think it's the same as you even if I would have said that Cecy is a UF series.

Heather B said...

Sealed with a Curse was awesome! ;)

Silvia said...

I read the whole Black Dagger Brotherhood series (or so the 11 books out so far) in two months this past Spring and I can't stop thinking about it! Nevertheless, if you want me to pick just ONE book, I'll say "Lover at Last", the 11th instalment of this amazing series by J.R. Ward! ;)

If I didn't tell you this before (I'm afraid my head was a bit away, as my health lately :(), happy amazing blogoversary!!!!

Sullivan McPig said...

Omega by Susannah Sandlin. The other books in the Penton series are both cool as well.

And happy blogoversary!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Jennifer Bielman! I loved your list. :D

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Cecy! And the books are well deserving! :D

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, maybe you will get Sealed. ;) And thank you! I really need to get to Darynda's books. *sigh*

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Olivia Starke! And glad you have you by. :D Glad you like the titles and are adding them to your lists. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

LOL! Thank you Melissa (B&T)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh Texas Book Lover! Wow, so glad to share some new ones with you. ANd thank you for listing your favorite! :D I'm going to have to go look into it. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Aly, I'm reading Magic Rises at this moment! :D Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh that's okay Mary Preston, and glad you are making notes. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Jaclyn Canada! And I've heard great things of The Lux series. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Mel, I'm soooo excited to get the next Cecy book. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oooo, LindaLou, I have to try Lisa Kessler. Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Ashley Fasolo, Oh I have so loved the Transplanted Tales series, and just read the latest. Eep! Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh Lark, these are great reads. Hope you get to try them one day. And I'll have to check out Amanda Quick's books. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Miki, I've not heard of Susannah Sandlin. I'll have to look at her books. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Eleni Rel, I'll have to look into the Vampire Academy. I have one book but it's further down the series. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Ana Lucia! And there is still plenty of time to read a great PR. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Stephanie Verhaegen, many really enjoy Jennifer L. Armentrout. Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Linda, thank you! Another new author and book I'll look into. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Stephanie Fredrick. Will look into those series for sure! :) Thank you.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

T. Decker! So glad to hear you enjoy them too. :D Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh Makaela, many have been loving that series. Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Kelly, with the suggestions for the Lux series, I'm going to have to get it. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Hannah Clark, that's okay. Hope you get to read some. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melliane, Eeep! Yes! And here's to the next Cecy book we are waiting on. :D Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh so glad you agree Heather B. :D

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh Silvia, I hope you are feeling better. I really do! And thank you so kindly for the wishes. :) I really need to get the Black Dagger Brotherhood series one of these days. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Sullivan McPig, someone else suggested that one. It's new to me so I'm going to have to go look into it. :) Thank you!

Julie S said...

Excellent lists, I'll have to add some of those to my TBR :)