Tops off to 2016 and our favorite books and authors

As I’m sure you all know there is more then one of us writing reviews  we have each put together our lists of top reads of 2016 and auto one-click authors 


Top 25 of 2016 Natasha M

1. Wide Open Spaces- Aurora Rose Reynolds
2. Bounty- Kristen Ashley
3. Hell and Back -Natasha Madison
4. Act of Obsession – K. C Lynn
5. Until Ashlyn – Aurora-Rose Reynolds
6. Man of Honour – Sarah O’Rourke
7. Retrieval – Aly Martinez
8. Act of Salvation – K.C Lynn
9. Girl Worth Fighting For – Julia Goda
10. Distraction – Aurora Rose Reynolds
11. Nitros Torment – Nina Levine
12. To Hate Adam Conner – Ella Maise
13. Dirty Billionaire Triology – Meghan March
14. Lawless – T. M Frazier
15. It’s Kinda Personal Series – Anna Brooks
16. His To Cherish – Stacey Lynn
17. Idol – Kristen Callihan
18. Mafia Ties – Fiona Davenport
19. Coming Home – Maryann Jordan
20. Smokey- L. Wilder
21. Stealing Home – Nicole Williams
22. LIE – Mayra Statham
23.Even the Score – Beth Ehemann
24. One With You – Sylvia Day
25. Banking The Billionaire – Max Monroe


Diane’s Top Reads of 2016
(In no particular order)

1. American Queen by Sierra Simone
2. All the A Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
3. Cirque Act 1 by A. Giannoccaro
4. Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters
5. Sordid by Nikki Sloane
6. Painted faces L.H. Cosway
7. The Reason For Me by Prescott Lane
8. Neighbors Stylo Fantome
9. Jack and Jill trilogy (end of day) Jewel E Ann
10. One by E.S. Carter
11. Wolfsong by TJ Klune
12. A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey
13. Groupie by M.E. Carter
14. Stealing home by Nicole Williams
15. Torn by Carian Cole
16. Fractures by M.R. Field
17. Pieces of Heaven by Natasha Madison (even though it won’t be released until 2017)
18. Restored by Kate Canterbary
19. Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley
20. Retrieval by Aly Martinez
21. Until June by Aurora Rose Reynolds
22. The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole
23. Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylder
24. Remember Love by Maryann Jordan
25. Her Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye


Ashley’s Top Reads of 2016

No Particular order



  1. Until Ashlyn by Aurora Rose Reynolds
  2. Train’s Clash by Jamie Begley
  3. Something So Right by Natasha Madison
  4. Until June by Aurora Rose Reynolds
  5. Sweet Haven by KC Lynn
  6. American Queen by Sierra Simone
  7. Mr. President by Katy Evans
  8. Everything for Her by Alexa Riley
  9. Made for you by Kelly Elliott
  10. The Playbook by Kelly Elliott
  11. Whiskey Neat by Lani Lynn Vale
  12. When I’m With You by Harper Sloan
  13. Torn by CJ Fallowfield
  14. Ravage by Tillie Cole
  15. Amore Part 1 by Bella Jewel
  16. #Heart by Camria Hebert
  17. Feyness by E.S. Carter
  18. Blaze by Suzanne Wright
  19. Winter’s Touch by Jamie Begley
  20. Hell and Back by Natasha Madison
  21. Bossman by Vi Keeland
  22. Stuck up Suit by Vi Keeland
  23. Sweet Love by KC Lynn
  24. Room Hate by Penelope Ward
  25. Endurance by Georgia Cates

Ashleys Top 20 auto click authors

  1. Aurora Rose Reynolds
  2. Natasha Madison
  3. KC Lynn
  4. Lani Lynn Vale
  5. Kelly Elliott
  6. Harper Sloan
  7. Katy Evans
  8. Kristin Proby
  9. Alexa Riley….. newly added thanks to lori
  10. Kristen Ashley
  11. Tille Cole
  12. Penelope Ward
  13. Vi Keeland
  14. Cambria Hebert
  15. Piper Davenport
  16. Bella Jewel
  17. Suzanne Wright
  18. Kate Canterbury
  19. Georgia Cates
  20. Jamie Begley


Top 20 Auto One-Click Authors
Natasha M’s list:

1. Kristen Ashley
2. Aurora Rose Reynolds
3. Natasha Madison
4. Julia Goda
5. K.C Lynn
6. C.P Smith
7. Sarah O’Rourke
8. Alexa Riley
9. Maryann Jordan
10. Nina Levine
11. Meghan March
12. Fiona Davenport
13. Max Monroe
14. Rochelle Paige
15. L. Wilder
16. Kylie Scott
17. Tillie Cole
18. River Savage
19. Harper Sloan
20. T. M Frazier

Lori (in no particular order)

Automatic One-click authors

1. Natasha Madison
2. Tillie Cole
3. Meghan March
4. Kristen Ashley
5. Emma Chase
6. Aurora Rose Reynolds
7. Penelope Ward
8. TM Frazier
9. Darynda Jones
10. Alexa Riley
11. Carian Cole
12. JR Ward
13. Patricia Briggs
14. Janet Evanovich
15. Nikki Sloane
16. Laura Kaye
17. Vi keeland
18. Molly Harper
19. Kate Canterbury
20. E.S. Carter






#ComingSoon The Deep End (Honey Series #1) by Kristen Ashley #FavoriteAuthors #PreorderNow #EroticRomance #MustRead


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About THE DEEP END (Erotic Romance Releasing March 7, 2017):

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are committed to fulfilling a woman’s every desire…

Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him hungers for the lifestyle offered by this exclusive club. Here, no boundary will be left untested…and one’s deepest fantasies will become an exquisite reality.

When Amélie invites Olivier to surrender, she gives the alpha submissive what he craves. Soon they both find themselves falling harder than they ever anticipated—but as their connection deepens, the truth about Olivier’s past could destroy everything…

Gripping and seductive, The Deep End is the first book in a sensational new series from bestselling author Kristen Ashley.

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She turned back to him. “You seem to have a good deal of stamina.”

“Amelie…Mistress, I don’t think you’re getting’ that I seriously find you not hard on the eyes.”

She bent closer, as intended for this part of their session, some of her fair falling on his chest in another caress. She did this letting her amusement show, if not all of the emotion she felt at his compliment.

“I wonder, mon chou, if you think you can butter me up with compliments.”

“I don’t know. Maybe. Though not sure why I’d bother since I didn’t give you one and you just made me shoot a huge-ass load the like that have never come from my cock.”

“And he gives another compliment,” she said through a smile.

“You earn it, I’ll say it, he replied, his lips twitching. “That is, if I’m physically capable of speech.”

She was still smiling when she reached out a hand and delicately traced circles around his nipple.

His eyes darkened.

Her good humor increased.

“You’re of course aware I should do something about you being so audaciously cheeky.”

Another darkness crossed his face. “What?”

“I shouldn’t allow you to be cheeky with me.”


“Impudent,” she explained.

The look fled. “You mean, in uppity, hot-chick speak, a wise-ass.”

Amelie couldn’t help it, she laughed softly.

“She’s got a pretty laugh, too, to go with that pretty accent,” he murmured and she saw his eyes on her lips.

I could get lost in this one, she thought. Lost and never found.


About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.



#NewRelease #PrincessSeries #AlexaRiley #KindleUnlimited #99c #Review #5Stars


Alena is a princess, and with that comes responsibility. Like marrying the giant caveman King Roman, who looks more like a warrior than a ruler. Everything about him is intense. Especially the way he looks at her. But she’s been promised to him, and there’s no way out.

Roman took one look and made up his mind. Princess Alena will be his and no one will stop him from taking her. Everything about her belongs to him now, and waiting one week for a wedding isn’t going to happen.

This beast of a man might just claim his princess before she has a chance to say “I do.”

Warning: Oh, this is good. It’s so, so good. Trust us.

***************Review by Ashley*************************

Hot Hot Hot, Alexa Riley has done it again! If you are a girl like me that loves fairy tales and Naughty books… this is right down your alley. It’s a mix of Beauty and the beast meets modern times… without all the talking clocks lol.

Alena and Ronan heat up the pages as well as sheets. Roman is oh so alpha and wants his princess and wants her know! Alena is the beauty that is sweet and kind and very innocent, but Roman changes that!

Let me say, once you start you will not be able to put this down! I also hope that some very fun friends and family get their short story… I want to know more about Tabby and Vlad. 5 Steamy Stars!!


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#PrestonsHonor #MiaSheridan #HeartBreakinglyBeautiful #6Stars

Preston’s Honor




With time comes understanding. For those of us that were young parents we certainly can understand now that back then we really didn’t know it all, that we really did need help and guidance. What happens when we don’t have that or when we don’t reach out and speak the words. Well so much gets lost. 

This story touched my soul. Words left unspoken could’ve impacted so many decisions and made for very different outcomes. I highlighted so many passages in this story but I can’t bring myself to spoil not even one second of this beautiful love story, a story that tells us how much we take for granted. A story of love that some how was not allowed to become all it could be. Sometimes what you think is best really is the opposite. But mostly knowing when to give in and let all you thought you knew go. 

I am a big fan of Mia’s but if I weren’t I would be after reading this tremendously beautiful heart warming story. 


#DontSpeak #KatyRegnery #FairyTales #LittleMermaid

dontspeaknytimesebookcoveruse “AMAZING … especially if you’re a “Little Mermaid” fan, which I totally am.” — Heidi McLaughlin, New York Times bestselling author

Don’t Speak by Katy Regnery releases SOON! Check out the trailer for DON’T SPEAK by Katy Regnery and enter the PREORDER GIVEAWAY!



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From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.


In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party where she is working.


Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.


Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.


All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.

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Don’t Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now

Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now

Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now

Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now

Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – available soon

Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available late-2017

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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#PuckedOff #HelenaHunting #PuckedSeries #Lance #HockeyLove



Pucked Off

So WOW just WOW. I can’t even. There are books you love there are charters that feel like friends then there re books and characters that just impact your life forever. 

This book handed me its soul. There’s no other way I could describe it. 

To those who thought they knew Lance boy o boy were we wrong. He is love in its purest form. He is one heck of a tortured man until he is face to face with a woman from his past. She brings life back to him in ways that make your heart melt. 

I KNOW I DIDNT EXPECT this deep emotional book I totally expected goofy humor but no that is NOT what I got. I was not let down though. I was handed something so much more. 

Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!


Pucked Off by Helena Hunting
Genre: Contemporary Romance

***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t. 


Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man.

He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep.

I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?”

He doesn’t move.

Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look.

I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow.

Sadly, he’s still hot.

He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional.

I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass.

I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

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NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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(A standalone novel)

Release date 4/10/2017

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward


I met Bianca in an elevator.

She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.

The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.

She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.

Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.

So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.

I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.

I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.

I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.

I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.

And she was falling for two men.

Only, both men were me.

And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.

Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.

All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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Photographer: Maurizio Montani

Model: Richeli Murari

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a. designs

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Vi Keeland


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in fourteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


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Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list fifteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.


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#HeroHair #RachelRobinson #CoverReveal #RealSealSeries


Everyone knows there is no “I” in team, but to Macs Newstead–orgasm-gifting, muscle-filled Navy SEAL hero–there are more important words than team. Words like victory and vanity and selfishness. People say those words like they are a bad thing, but to Macs, they’re simply tools in his highly effective arsenal. When a man’s entire existence revolves around the necessity to end lives, silly, mundane things like second dates or monogamy seem worthy sacrifices.

Downward facing dog or doggy-style–it’s all the same to Teala Smart, a whip-smart yoga instructor. She owns her studio like she owns her life–with focus, positive energy, and pure devotion. That devotion, however, does not trickle into her love life (or more accurately, her lust life.) Relationships are a roadblock to her success. They get in the way and tangle up emotions more than the lotus pose tangles up limbs. Men are best kept just for a night and then released into the wild before feelings get too messy.

HERO HAIR, the second novel of International Bestselling Author Rachel Robinson’s THE REAL SEAL SERIES, is the account of an life-altering journey detailing the awakening of two hollow hearts, both set on taking their own pleasures without any emotional attachment. The ruthless SEAL finally meets an enemy he can’t defeat, and both Macs and Teala find, against their wishes, and despite atrocious circumstances, a chemistry so explosive it leaves nothing but deconstructing love in its wake.



#NewRelease #Blacksmith #ARealManSeries #JenikaSnow


Steel isn’t the only thing that’s hard.


Deacon was older than me, but I wanted him regardless. He had this raw edge to him, this primal aura surrounding him that made me feel wholly feminine. He was the epitome of a man…a real man. Even his profession was masculine: a blacksmith. I had no doubt he knew how to work his hands over a woman, how to use them to make her feel the soft and hard sides of him.

What I wanted was for him to be my first…my only.


She thought I didn’t see her watching me, that I didn’t know she wanted me.

I knew, and I wanted her with a fierceness that rivaled anything else.

What Maddie didn’t know was I’d already claimed her. There was no other woman for me but her. I was a possessive bastard, territorial when it came to her. The time had finally come to make her mine. I’d show her how primal I really was, how rough I liked it, how much I wanted to make her scream my name. I’d show her how a man took care of his woman in all the ways that counted.

She’d be mine. Only mine.

Warning: You like your heroes with a touch of caveman? Look no further because Deacon has it going on. He’s all man, and then some. Hold on tight because this story packs a punch, being unbelievable in the best of ways and having instal-everything.





I had a death grip on my bag, my palms hurting from how strongly I was holding on to the damn strap. But God, I didn’t care. The sight before me had everything else dimming in comparison.

Deacon McKnight.

The only reason I knew his name was because I was nosy as hell, asking about him, my fascination like an obsession. We’d never spoken, and to my knowledge he’d never even noticed me.

But I sure as hell have noticed him.

If ever there was a person who could be the poster boy for what a real man looked like, Deacon would be front and center.

The bay doors to his shop were open, and although it wasn’t hot out, I could see sweat covering his hard, muscular form. I swallowed. If anyone were to see me gawking at Deacon, they’d think I had some issues. I didn’t give one shit. Walking by his shop every day on my way to the community college I attended was the highlight of my damn day. The only downside was when I finally pulled myself away from the perfect male specimen that he was, I was breathless, wet, needy, and wishing I had someone to relieve the pent-up arousal that burned in me.

I want Deacon to be that someone. I want him to show me with those big, strong hands, the ones stained from his work, exactly how he likes it.

And I bet he liked it rough, bet he could really dominate and control a situation, have a woman begging for more.

I might be a virgin, might not be experienced in anything more than a hand job and some oral, but God, I wanted to learn a hell of a lot from Deacon. I wanted him to show me how a real man handled a woman.

And no doubt he could.

#LostinBetween #KLKreig #NewRelease #Duet


We all have one.

A price.

That magic number that will get us to agree to do anything, be anything.

Don’t sit on your gold-plated high horse and say you don’t because you do.

Everyone does. Each of us has something we covet enough that we’d sell

ourselves to have it.

What’s my tipping point, you ask? Apparently a cool quarter mil will do the trick.

What does one do for 250 large, you wonder? Anything the infamous, gorgeous

playboy of Seattle wants. For the next four months I’ll be Shaw Mercer’s arm

candy, his beck and call girl, his faux girlfriend. I’ll be his to command, mold,

push and pull in any direction he sees fit.

I’ll fight falling into bed with him. I’ll fight falling in love with him even harder.

I’ll fail at both. And when my past and present collide in the most unexpected of

ways, I’ll learn that while one man’s love for me has never died, the only man’s

love I really want will never be mine.