Reader Favorites – Robyn’s Top Favorite Books List:

by Maryse on November 7, 2015 · 22 comments

in Book Recommendations

Oh YAY!!! Robyn is up next, and there are a ton on here that I haven’t read (or even heard of!!). Plenty of new-to me (new to us?) to discover and I can’t wait to explore this magnificent favorites list!

Robyn has been with us since 2014! Wanna know more about Robyn’s book tastes?

  • Kristen Ashley is one of her favorites! “She’s my go-to author…
  • She’s also a big fan of paranormal, mafia and biker romance. :D
  • She loves angst!! “I know it’s going to be a sob fest just like the other two books, but I’m going in…” and “I was a puddle of goo!” and “My heart is a squishy mess right now.” (different books!!)
  • AND!! She loves when books *smack* her! “I got towards the end and was literally smacked in the head with a surprise I did not see coming at all. That’s how I know I’ve read a great book!

And now she’s sent us her very own favorites list!! And there are TWENTY on here!!!

“I’m so excited to share my most favorite books and series with you Maryse! I just hope I can stop at 10! Hehe Okay, here goes”

1. The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. I mean this is Jamie Fraser we’re talking about. This fueled my love for all things Scottish!

2. The Bride (Lairds’ Fiancees Book 1) by Julie Garwood. One of my all time favs! I loved the romance (Scottish) again and it was so funny. I even named my son after the main male character!

3. Blood Ties That Bind Series by April Ezell Wilson. It’s the ultimate Italian Mafia series. It spans time and is full of family, love and bad boys! I loved this series so much I made friends with the Author.

4. The Seven Series and the Mageri Series by Dannika Dark. Geez, this Girl can write some good Paranormal. The Seven series is about wolf shape shifters and tells the story of each of the family members and how they met their Mates. So romantic and very funny. The Mageri is about a Girl becoming a Mage and of course falling in love!

5. The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz. All I can say….Best books ever! I’m so in love with Soren it isn’t funny. I love books that span time and build upon each other and these books do that. Plus there’re HOT as heck too!

6. Bonds of Blood & Spirit: Loyalties Series by Wendi Kelly and Deborah Dorchak. This is a beautiful written shifter series that spans time. The story is so wonderfully written by these two women, it left my heart thumping. The books have such a poignant message throughout….love is love and is universal and should be shared freely at all costs. Don’t let the hugeness of the books put you off, it’s a story you’ll never want to end!

7. The Infamous Series by N A Alcorn. Okay…I have literally never laughed so much in my life reading these books! The ultimate RomCom books. You are so missing out if haven’t read these books.

8. Carnage books 1&2 by Lesley Jones. Book one broke my heart and I had ugly tears for Georgia Rae and Sean. I was literally in shock for days. But then Book 2 came along and I perked up a bit. Georgia got her HEA, but I still needed her with Sean. Heartbreaking but so good!

9. Rock Chick Series by Kristen Ashley. Gosh what’s not to like about this author. Whatever she writes is Gold! This series was funny, romantic and spanned time. All my favorites! The Chicks are badass just like their guys. The Hot Bunch are HOT and possessive men. Can’t go wrong here!

10. The Significance Series by Shelly Crane. This is a paranormal romantic series. At first touch the main characters imprint on each other and they see flashes of their future life together. Who wouldn’t want that! They have to touch a lot to strengthen their bond….sigh. Great books and a Tv series is being made around these books! Yay!

11. Dartmoor Series by Lauren Gilley. I have to get a MC series in here. This is one of the best out there. The books are huge! It all good because you will not want them to ever end. Once you meet Mercy and his crew you will fall in love. Mercy even has a Cajun accent that I of course had to imitate in my reading!

12. Roam series by Kimberly Adams. This series justs makes my heart flutter. It’s another one that spans time. It’s paranormal and so romantic. West and Roam and their family will capture your heart. I’m so in love with these books!

13. The Three Series by Kristen Ashley. This Author is Gold I tell you! The books are about Vampires, Werewolves and a Hybrid Werewolf Vamp. They meet their mates and must all come together to save humanity! Love!

14. No Mercy Series by Lea Griffith. This is another Author who can write. The books are about 4 girls who were trained at a young age to be killers. Its full of action and romance. Defiantly a page turner!

15. Lani Lynn Vale. Any of her books! I just discovered this author and have plowed through most of her books. They are light, funny and romantic. The badass hotties aren’t too bad either!

16. The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. Jericho Barrons! Enough said!

17. The Alexa O’Brien Huntress Series by Trina M Lee. Another great paranormal series. I will drop any book I’m reading to start a new book in this series. Alexa is a wolf who meets her twin flame Arys who is a Vampire. She is also in love with her wolf boyfriend. Alexa is a magnet for trouble and hunky Arys gets to help her out.

18. The Bound Series (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles) by Cora Reilly. Mafia series some right. These mobsters meet their loves and have their hands full because their loves are all sisters from the same family. Loved this series!

19. The Preternaturals Series by Zoe Winters. If I’m not mistaken this is Tiffany Reisz’s alter ego. This women can do no wrong! She can write paranormal good too! (sidenote correction… it is actually “Kitty Thomas” that is the “alter ego” of this author. And we LOVE her too!!!) :D

20. The Avoiding Series by KA Linde. JACK! I could have killed him throughout this whole series! Well he did redeem himself in the end finally! I loved these angsty books.

I will force myself to stop at 20! I could go on and on. Thank you for letting me share some of my favorite treasures. Rock On and keep reading!


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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Kitty Thomas November 7, 2015 at 9:19 PM

Zoe Winters is Kitty Thomas’s alter ego. (me.) But I take the mix-up as a compliment. I <3 Tiffany. :)

I was popping by from a link on Maryse's Twitter, was surprised to see my Preternaturals Series mentioned but thought I'd let you know Zoe is my alter ego. :)

Jennifer November 7, 2015 at 10:05 PM

Great list! Angst is low on the scale for me but I wholeheartedly agree with your recommendation about Lea Griffith’s No Mercy series. I love badass heroines! The first book in he Significance series is free so I am looking forward to trying it.

Maryse November 7, 2015 at 10:18 PM


Kitty Thomas is one of my FAVORITES!!!!!


Maryse November 7, 2015 at 10:19 PM

So then… what you’re saying Robyn, is Kitty Thomas can do no wrong. Tee hee!!! I agree!!!

Maryse November 7, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Tiffany rocks, though. This is true. <3 :D

Janet November 7, 2015 at 10:40 PM

‘Im mid-way through the 6th Outlander book and it’s absolutely brilliant. Just gets better and better!

Michelle F November 7, 2015 at 11:46 PM

Great list! I’ve read the books by Diana Gabaldon, Kristen Ashley, Leah Griffith, Karen Marie Moning, and Lani Lynn Vale and I completely agree they are fantastic! But there are a few more on the list that I haven’t heard of before that look intriguing. Thank you for sharing your favorites, Robyn.

Robyn November 8, 2015 at 2:27 AM

Oh Crud!! I’m so sorry and embarrassed. Kitty and Zoe ARE the same peeps! Sheesh! I was on my Tiffany kick because the last book of Original Sinners was coming out and I was beyond excited and somehow got Kitty and Tiffany mixed up! Duh!

Let me bow down to the great Kitty Thomas for writing such a great series, The Preternaturals! If you love romance and paranormal these books are for you. I went on a reading bindge with these books for a week! And yes Maryse….Kitty can do no wrong! All of her books are fantastic!

Jennifer you won’t regret reading the Significance series.

I’m so glad to share all of my favorite books with everyone! Maryse we need to do a part 2 when you need more recommendations! I’ve got an endless supply to share! Hehe

Antonella November 8, 2015 at 4:55 AM

Ooh, I like a good mafia book, will note some of these down.

I’m currently watching season one of Outlander (after reading the first book), it’s great when they turn it into a series and keep it true to the book – and doesn’t hurt when they cast a hottie like Sam Heughan as Jamie.

Julie o November 8, 2015 at 5:07 AM

I was disappointed in the 3rd Dartmoor book, in fact I haven’t finished it. Loved the other 2 and novella and was so looking forward to the new one. Maybe I just don’t go for short English dudes. Anybody else have this problem?

Rebecca November 8, 2015 at 6:54 AM

Very excited about this list! I already have several of these, I’ve read and loved Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners, and Kristen Ashley’s Three series, and Rock Chicks. So I one-clicked a few times…
Particularly interested in the Maffia and romantic suspense, PNR. Thankyou <3

Theresa Parsons November 8, 2015 at 7:12 AM

What an awesome list! I love paranormal books as well and you just introduced me to so many new ones. I just read the first in the Three series….wow,wow,wow…gotta love KA!!!! Thank you Robyn!

Diane F. November 8, 2015 at 9:17 AM

Great list Robyn! I see many of my very favorites on here. Outlander, Original Sinners, anything by KA, KMMs Fever series would top my list also, if I had one. Can’t wait to try KAs The Three series and several others on your list. Thanks

Kitty Thomas November 8, 2015 at 10:25 AM


No problem! Tiffany is definitely someone I don’t mind being mixed up with. I heart her! :)

But then my ego’s all like NO, that’s me! :P (Which I could solve that problem by being MORE out of the closet with my pen names. Even though it’s not a “secret”, I am weirdly quiet about it LOL.)

And I’m going to go away now because this is reader space and if someone hates my work on either of my pen names, I want them to feel like they are in a safe space to vent that. <3

Robyn November 8, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Julie….at first I had problems with the short guy thing too. But then I just imagined him taller and with dark hair because that’s what I like! It all worked out and the book was really good. Go back and read it adjusting to your preferences! LOL

Kitty…I love you under both pen names! I hope you write more from The Preternaturals too!

Sharon November 8, 2015 at 3:23 PM

I love these lists!!!!!

Lauren November 8, 2015 at 4:24 PM

I took a break from the Dartmoor series right before book 3. I bought it when it was on sale for $.99 but after reading that super long book 1, then 2, then the novella….I was burned out. I’m reading a few other books, then I’ll go back to it. Maybe. Probably.

bev November 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Great list!
Oh, Julie Garwood. Her historical romances were so wonderful.
I have at least the first book from Dark, Crane, Gilley, Adams, and Griffin. Just have to read them.
The Rock Chicks, well, rock. In the books adored Lee & Luke. For irl Hank, for sure.
I wonder where MichelleS is, this looks like it could be her list, lol.

Megan Hansen November 8, 2015 at 10:03 PM

I love that you feature people! I am also a huge Kristen Ashley fan. I wrote down a bunch of these titles of other authors, I just don’t even know where to start, maybe the Bound series…

Grace November 9, 2015 at 12:42 AM

This list is so exciting!!! I’m gathering books like a crazy woman just based on what we have in common. I’m confident I’m going to love these others! I’m always looking for a good series that has a bunch of books already published because I can dive in deep and keep going not having to wait forever for more. These readers lists are so helpful!!! Thank you!

Lisa November 9, 2015 at 2:11 AM

My favourite part of the week….snooping through other readers bookshelves!! Thankyou for sharing your top books Robyn. So many I’ve never read and a couple I love. KA is my safe go-to when I need a HEA.

Lisa M November 9, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Great list!!! Reading the Bound Series book 1, sooooo good!!!

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