I know I hold no authority when it comes to ‘best books’ or ‘best written’ – yadda yadda – and I certainly don’t have any ‘badges of honor’ to pass around, but I think it’s important to reflect which books I read in 2017 that had a big impact on me.
I also believe it’s important to reflect on my on work. So, here it is!
Out of my own written works this year, Night of Terror was my favorite. It’s a true experience and very personal to me. I still get nervous when someone reads it, because this stuff, this horror, is something that I’ve just started sharing with my own family this year. I thought I was crazy, or on my way to crazy. However, since I’ve written and published it, many people have sought me out, thanking me for publishing it, sharing how scared they were when reading it, and then sharing their own personal experience. This isn’t the only experience I’ve had – This sort of ‘experience’ happened over the course of a decade. I self-diagnosed myself with night terrors, coupled with sleep paralysis and hallucinations, but after I wrote this book, much more happened, making me wonder if there’s is more to this. I plan to right more in this series.
BEST BOOKS OF 2017
Touched by Death by T.L. Martin
This book blew me away. Never had I thought I’d ever have a crush on Death. The writing is wonderful, the characters are well-developed, the plot is executed well. I had the book blues when I read the last page. Several times this year I have recommended it to other readers.
Nefarious Vol Two: Honor the Suffering by Lucille Moncrief
I don’t normally read historical fiction, and steam punk is very new to me, but this book has a subtle paranormal twist, tying into the others in the series. Vampire’s should never be sparkly, and they certainly aren’t here. It was written so well that I could smell what was being described, hear the shots being fired, and feel his sorrow and guilt. This author has a talent for putting so much ‘feel’ into a small amount of words.
The Opal Blade by Kristy Nicolle
Let me just say that this author knows how to world build. Holy crap. And secondly, her characters have such a distinct personality, that I felt like I knew them from the first words that popped out their mouth. The humor in this book is golden. You can really see the author’s personality shine through. The twists in Greek mythology were amazing. I swear to you, Hades and I would make great friends.
Absolute Surrender (Fallen Guardians #1) by Georgia Lyn Hunter
I was recommended this book by one of my beta’s. I have a thing for strong female leads. You know, the kind that are so witty it’s inspiring? And good grief Aethan is sexy. The level of rising heat between Echo and Aethan is amazing and once they stubbornly reach that scene . . . *WOW*. This author is excellent at world building and twisting the legends that already exist.
The Seer’s Daughter (Beyond The Grave Series: Book One) by Athena Daniels
HOLY crap this book! I hardly ever go for horror – I have enough of that in my own life. But Paranormal Romance PLUS horror… WHAT an excellent combination. I could feel the chill, I jumped a few times while reading . . . everything she wrote was so believable, I couldn’t help but wonder if she has some personal experience in this area.
THAT’S ALL! THESE ARE THE BOOKS I RECOMMEND YOU READ IN 2018 ❤
DON’T FORGET, RISE OF THE REALMS BOOK ONE IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!