Reader Favorites – Yvette’s Top Favorite Books List:

by Maryse on November 21, 2015 · 9 comments

in Book Recommendations

Yvette has been with us since 2010 and was riding along with me through my whole “strictly paranormal” phase! And tonight, HER favorites list is up for us to feast our eyes upon. I LOVE that there are quite a few on here that are totally new-to-me, and that a few of her favorites, are also some of mine (and yet kind of obscure…).

But let’s get to know her a bit, shall we?

Back in the day, Yvette would comment and help us decide on what to read next. For example:

About the BDSM, D/s genre:

“This is a genre that I totally enjoy reading. This book is excellent and brings on so many emotions while you’re reading the story. I did, in fact, cry my eyes out (and I NEVER cry). A word of caution on the Joey Hill Vampire Queen series — it is on the darker side, so if you’re new to this genre, I’d suggest starting with Cherise Sinclair’s Masters of the Shadowlands Series. There are about 5 or 6 books in this series. Its not “too over the top” and I’d suggest for folks just starting to spread their wings in this genre. The romance in the Sinclair series is “off the charts.” Trust me! My 2 cents. Hope this helps.”

and also:

“Please let me know if you ever get around to Sydney Croft’s ACRO Series. It is a paranormal series that I think you’ll love. It is one of my favorites! And be sure to check out the website, sydneycroft.com. Once you start reading this, you will get sucked right in.”

About Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld Series:

“Oh, Maryse, you don’t know what kind of ride you’re in for. Even though you’ve only just completed the first book in this indescribably good series, you have no idea that “goodness” that lies ahead. I can’t wait for you to get all caught up. And, after you breeze through the series (I dare you to try and stop reading), you’ll have to let us all know who your favorite Lord is. As for me, I’m torn between Pain, Lies and Paris (of course). There is also another that I love, but I am hesitant to mention him just yet. Ohh, I’m so excited on your behalf! This series is really, really good and so worth reading — again and again and again! But that’s just what I do!”

And here’s an oldie but goody from back in 2011 when Fifty Shades of Grey, as we know it, was still brand spankin’ (<— see what I did there ;) ) new!

“Maryse, you are now and forever my #1 go to for reading suggestions. I just finished Fifty Shades of Grey. I am without words (and that hardly ever happens to me). This is honestly at the top of my list for favorite book in this genre. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your review on this. It was spot on. Am on to #2 in this series, and my heart is a flutter of excitement.”

She’s also a fan of Kristen Ashley! Aren’t we all? ;)

“Kristen Ashley is now one of my very favorite authors, thanks to you.”

About the The Bronze Horseman Trilogy:

“I am now early in the last book in this series. What in the world am I gonna do when its over? This series is so great, I’ve already told my mother about it. Thanks again for this wonderful recommendation.”

Her take on “series” (and cliffhangers!)

“I am always hesitant about starting a new series. Sometimes, I want to jump right in and read the first book right away. Other times, I want to wait until there are at least 3 books in the series before beginning. One thing I hate is CLIFFHANGERS!”

From paranormal to bad-asses to BDSM to shocking shiver-inducers, and tear jerkers, we are gonna have so much FUN with this one!

And now I’ll let her present her list.

“I am purposely leaving off my favorites that are liked by almost everyone, i.e., Outlander and The Bronze Horseman, etc. What I’m listing here are my favorites that aren’t on any of the lists above (at least I don’t think they are).

Please, oh please, check these out. You won’t be sorry — I promise. Now, on to the list (in no order — that’d be too hard to do).”

1. Ice Queen & Mirror of My Soul by Joey Hill (there were tears people, actual tears and I hardly ever CRY!)

2. The Man I Love & Give Me Your Answer True by Suanne Laqueur (I discovered this author this year. If you add anything to your list, please add these 2 books. Even the book titles give me a bit of the shivers…

3. The Kane Trilogy by Stylo Fantome (this one is dark and kinda crazy, but kept me turning those pages…)

4. The Siren: The Original Sinners Book 1 (The Original Sinners Series) by Tiffany Reisz (for those of you into BDSM. Holy s*it!)

5. Crimson Kiss (this is the first in the trilogy) by Trisha Baker. If you can find this gem, you’d better grab on to it. Wait until you get a load of Simon. He is the meanest vampire SOB that I’ve ever met (yet, I sorta kept rooting for him. There must be something wrong with me).

6. Never the Face: A Story of Desire by Ariel Sands — so much raw, human emotion. A bit shocking really…

7. Marked.: Part I: The missing Link (Volume 1) by J. M. Sevilla — he’s an assassin. ’nuff said!

8. The Maker’s Song Series by Adrian Phoenix. Um, I think I bit off all of my nails while I was reading this excellent paranormal series.

9. Good Girl Gone Bad (Hot Cops Book 1) and Skin (Hot Cops Book 2) by Karin Tabke.

10. Seize Me by Crystal Spears — about a 1% MC club. This series makes the Son’s of Anarchy look like high schoolers.

            

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen C November 21, 2015 at 10:41 PM

Oooh great list! Haven’t come across many of this list before – lots to check out! I absolutely LOVED Marked. Part I: The missing Link and I’ve had Seize Me sitting on my kindle for a couple of years lol. You’ve convinced me it’s time to finally read it!

fabi November 21, 2015 at 11:22 PM

Incredible list! I’ve heard of hardly any of these. So excited. Thank you!

Tessa November 22, 2015 at 12:15 AM

Talk about a list of unknown goodies! There are only two on here I’ve read. The Kane Trilogy… *swoon* So different and so sexy. I wanted to kill Jameson and then fall for him. Also, Sanders. *grins* Sanders was too awesome for words.

Lisa November 22, 2015 at 6:15 AM

Lots of new ones for me too Yvette. And I’m with you re: cliffhanger frustration. :)

Rebecca November 22, 2015 at 6:29 AM

so much here I want to read! The Siren is a favourite. I have the Marked series and The Man I Love. I love the new to me PNR series to check out – woot!!
And I love a good cliffhanger. Embrace the cliffhanger!! Especially great if we don’t know about them, but happen to have the next book – hello surprise ending!!

Jean November 22, 2015 at 11:21 AM

I loved the Masters of the Shadowlands series Yvette! I’ve only read the Kane trilogy and Marked which are favs of mine too! But the rest are new to me! The Man I Love looks very angsty! Thanks for your list!

Cheryl November 22, 2015 at 11:42 AM

You’re right Yvette- so many I haven’t seen on other lists or have read. I’ve only read # 3. I do remember reading about #2 and thinking this one is going to hurt. ;)

Yvette November 23, 2015 at 1:08 PM

I may be an idiot. When I saw that Yvette’s picks were up, I did not know it was actually me! I’m such a goof. Thanks, Maryse for passing this along. I love all the comments. Read these books, folks. You will NOT be sorry. Would love to hear what your favorites are after reading these gems!

Lynne November 23, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!! It’s seems like I’ve been trying to get Maryse to read Joey Hill forever, lol. Ice Queen & Mirror of My Soul are 2 of the most beautiful, wonderful, books I’ve ever read. So Powerful, So Soul Touching. Maguerite & Tyler’s story has stayed with me for many years . Maryse, PLEASE read these 2 books, Please read something of hers! Joey also has an M/M book called Rough Canvas, I know it’s been on your TBR list a long time. It’s Beautiful, just beautiful. Joey’s talent is a Gift. I know you’ll love her work. Plus, she’s one of the most accessible, friendly authors I’ve come across. She always has time for her fans.

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