Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2012 in Review

2012 was a crazy awesome year for me. Several of my babies joined the world: Shadows, Onyx, Pure, Tempting the Best Man (J. Lynn), Cursed, Tempting the Player (J. Lynn), Deity, Elixir, and Opal. 

I feel like I'm missing one.

In 2012, I also signed new book contracts. Don't Look Back and a yet untitled YA book was contracted with Disney/Hyperion. Obsession with Entangled Covet. Frigid and a yet untitled New Adult book with Spencer Hill Contemporary.

I also got to attend RT and BEA for the first time and I attended several book festivals: PAYA, Baltimore Book Festival to name a few, and I also went on three tours: Daemon Invasion in June, Good Gods it's Cold Deity tour in November, and the Opal Release Party in Texas. I got to meet many amazing readers and authors.

Like I said, it has been wonderfully insane and I'm not sure another year could top this one.

But what really made this year awesome sauce with an extra heaping of sauce is some really great books I read this year. I wanted to share four books I think you need to pick up before the year is out!

Foretold by Jana Oliver
Foretold is the last book in the Demon Trapper's Daughter series and it was an amazing finish. If you haven't read this series yet, you need to pick it up now if you are a fan of action, suspense, and romance. 

Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
Before I Wake is the next to the last book in the Soul Screamers series. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this series. It has such a unique premise (Banshees, baby) and you can really relate to the characters. And it has Tod. Enough said. If you haven't started this one yet, you NEED to. The series brings all the feels. 
 
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Peril is out yet, but I was lucky enough to beta read for Wendy and if you loved Sweet Evil, you will be obsessed after Sweet Peril. It definitely does not have the sophomore slump syndrome. Stakes are higher, smexy times more steamy, and it has Kai. Yum.

Losing It by Cora Carmack
Losing It was by far my favorite read of 2012. It stands out among all the New Adult titles this year. If you're like me and want less crazy angst and more humor, Losing It tickled by funny bone while it made me blush. The book is hilarious. CAT! So if you like funny and romance, this is the book for you. I cannot say enough good things about it. If you're new to NA, start with this book.

So what were some of your favorite moments/books of 2012?

3 comments:

  1. Your year was amazing! And I'm so glad I met you during your Good Gods it's Cold Deity tour!
    Here's to an even more amazing 2013!

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  2. You DID have an incredible year, Jennifer! Well-deserved!

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  3. Wow, that summary is amazing! And thanks so much for the recs!
    erica

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