New Year’s Reading Resolutions Blog Hop


The books I most enjoyed reading this past year are:

1. Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Styxx. What can I say? Sherrilyn is an unbelievable storyteller. I’ve followed her Dark Hunter series from beginning to end. Styxx set me on my butt. It was unbelievably powerful. Just when you thought you knew what happened in the previous books and why, you see the same story from another character’s perspective and everything has new meaning. Wow. Just wow.

2. Julia Quinn’s Sum of All Kisses. I love Julia’s books. I could be in the foulest of moods and sit down with one of her books and the grey cloud would just magically disappear. She writes with wit and humor and it never fails to amuse me.

3. Jennifer LaRose’s Phantom Mischief. For many reasons, I loved reading this book. Jennifer is a friend of mine. She’s a great writer and creates wonderful characters. Phantom was particularly special to me because it was the first book in the Emerald Isle Fantasies to be released. My book, Ghostly Persuasion, is the third in the series and my heroine makes an appearance in Phantom Mischief. Likewise, Jennifer’s characters make a couple of appearances in Ghostly Persuasion. It was fun to collaborate with her and exciting to see the books come out.

My Reading Goals for 2014:

1. Read the rest of the Emerald Isle Fantasies series. I am ashamed to admit that I have both of the last two books, Selkie’s Rapture by Lena Leonson and Tell Me Your Secrets by Virginia Cavanaugh, but I haven’t stopped long enough to read them. I am such a bad friend!! And I know they are both going to great reads!

2. Switch over to my new Kindle Fire HD. I love my Kindle. I love the Kindle app on my phone. Now that I have a new toy, I need to get all my “to be read” books pushed over to the new device. Not all of my books are in my cloud so it’s a manual process. Then I need to clean out my old Kindle so I can officially hand it over to my 13 year old son. I read a lot of the books he reads, but he definitely doesn’t need to read a lot of the stuff I read.

3. Get caught up on Laurann Dohner’s New Species series. I am woefully behind on this series too. And I know Laurann!! She’s a wonderful person and a great writer. I even have Moon sitting right next to my bed!

4. Read at least one book on writing. There’s always room for improvement! If you have a suggestion on books on writing that helped you, let me know in the comments.

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8 thoughts on “New Year’s Reading Resolutions Blog Hop

  1. Trisha says:

    I need to read at least one book on writing as well – the last time I read one was back in university in, ummm, probably the year 2000 or something. :P

    Good luck with your reading goal(s) this year!!

  2. Vanessa N. says:

    I definitely need to read the books on my kindle first before buying more.

  3. beadcrafter says:

    I don’t do anything elaborate for reading goals. Just a total to read during the year. I do try to make it a decent mix between rereads and new reads, but finances aren’t letting me buy as many as I used to.


    • Dena says:

      There are a lot of freebies to be found out there too, beadcrafter! I try to post the books that Ellora’s Cave offers each month on my site. Check my ‘Free Reads’ page (in the upper left column).

  4. I love to read, and write so I have to make sure what spare time I have after my day job gets filled with both of my loves. My kindle is full of great books and I plan on getting through those this year, or at least make a dent in them. lynda

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