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Sunday, January 8, 2012


Each year, I put together my list of Naughty and Nice reads. I do this as much for myself, as for fellow readers. It's so hard to keep up with new releases and there are so many spectacular books coming out this year. Please feel free to use this as a resource, or even help me with new recommendations to add to my list.

To celibate 2012, I have also decided to give one lucky reader an eBook copy of Jaye Wells' newest Sabina Kane book Silver-Tongued Devil! Scroll down to enter.



3rd - Shadow Heir (Dark Swan) by Richelle Mead
3rd - The Departed by Shiloh Walker
3rd - Raven Cursed: A Jane Yellowrock Novel by Faith Hunter
3rd - Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland
3rd - Charmfall: A Novel of The Dark Elite by Chloe Neill
3rd - Whispers in the Dark (A KGI Novel) by Maya Banks
10th - Lothaire by Kresley Cole
10th - Copper Beach: A Dark Legacy Novel by Jayne Ann Krentz
24th - Darker After Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel by Lara Adrian
31st - If You See Her: A Novel of Romantic Suspense by Shiloh Walker
31st - Wrong Side of Dead by Kelly Meding
31st - Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire) by Courtney Allison Moulton
31st - Burned: A Void City Novel by J. F. Lewis
31st - Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones


1st - Deliver Me from Darkness: A Novel of the Paladin Warriors by Tes Hilaire
7th - Fair Game (Alpha and Omega) by Patricia Briggs
7th - Eternal Captive: Mark of the Vampire by Laura Wright
7th - Shaded Vision (Otherworld) by Yasmine Galenorn
7th - Midnight Enchantment (A Dark Magick Novel) by Anya Bast
7th - Unbroken (Outcast Season, Book 4) by Rachel Caine
7th - Alpha Instinct: A Moon Shifter Novel by Katie Reus
7th - Breakaway (Berkley Sensation) by Deirdre Martin
7th - Dead to You by Lisa McMann
14th - The Nightmare Garden: The Iron Codex Book Two by Caitlin Kittredge
21th - A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, Book 10) by Kim Harrison
21st - Celebrity In Death by J.D. Robb
21st - Fever (Chemical Garden) by Lauren DeStefano
21st - Raven Calls (Luna Books) by C.E. Murphy
21st - Tempted by Blood by Laurie London
28th - Redwood Bend (A Virgin River Novel) by Robyn Carr
28th - Angels' Flight (Berkley Sensation) by Nalini Singh
28th - If You Know Her: A Novel of Romantic Suspense by Shiloh Walker
28th - The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter
28th - Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor) by Lisa Kleypas
28th - By a Thread (Elemental Assassin) by Jennifer Estep
28th - Timeless (The Parasol Protectorate, No. 5) by Gail Carriger
28th - Black Howl (Black Wings) by Christina Henry
28th - A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair, No. 2) by Allison Pang
28th - Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson, Book 4) by Molly Harper
28th - Deadly Sins by Lora Leigh


6th - Dying Wish: A Novel of the Sentinel Wars by Shannon K. Butcher
6th - Oracle's Moon (A Novel of the Elder Races) by Thea Harrison
6th - Taking a Shot (A Play-by-Play Novel) by Jaci Burton
6th - Waltz This Way by Dakota Cassidy
6th - Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton
13th - Infamous: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
13th - The Isis Collar (Blood Singer) by Cat Adams
13th - Spell Bound (A Hex Hall Novel) by Rachel Hawkins
13th - The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #6: The Compelled by L. J. Smith
13th - The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Moonsong by L. J. Smith
20th - The Secret Circle: The Divide by L. J. Smith
27th - Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery
27th - Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J. R. Ward
27th - Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane
27th - Goddess Interrupted (Harlequin Teen) by Aimee Carter
27th - The Cowboy Takes a Bride by Lori Wilde


2nd - Pure: The Second Covenant Novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
3rd - Black Heart (Curse Workers) by Holly Black
3rd - Magic Without Mercy: An Allie Beckstrom Novel by Devon Monk
3rd - Hunter's Rise (The Hunters) by Shiloh Walker
10th - The Calling (Darkness Rising) by Kelley Armstrong
17th - The Last Echo: A Body Finder Novel by Kimberly Derting
24th - Sunrise Point (Virgin River) by Robyn Carr
24th - Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black
24th - The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa
24th - Whisper (Riley Bloom) by Alyson Noël
24rd - Under a Vampire Moon (Argeneau) by Lynsay Sands
26th - Frostbite: A Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy) by Richelle Mead


1st - Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
1st - Bitterblue (Graceling) by Kristin Cashore
1st - Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy) by Veronica Roth
1st - Born of Silence (The League) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
1st - Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 12) by Charlaine Harris
1st - Sparks Fly: A Novel of the Light Dragons by Katie MacAlister
1st - Karma (Serendipity) by Carly Phillips
1st - Embrace of the Damned (Brotherhood of the Damned) by Anya Bast
1st - Captivated by Lauren Dane
8th - City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
8th - Endure (Need) by Carrie Jones
8th - Last Rite by Lisa Desrochers
8th - Until I Die by Amy Plum
15th - Vampire Kisses 9: Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber
22nd - Shadow Bound (An Unbound Novel) by Rachel Vincent
22nd - Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
22nd - Taken by Storm: A Raised by Wolves Novel by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
22nd - Lucky in Love (A Lucky Harbor Novel) by Jill Shalvis
22nd - The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (The Steampunk Chronicles) by Kady Cross
29th - Summer Days (Fool's Gold, Book 7) by Susan Mallery
29th - Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling) by Nalini Singh
29th - Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson
29th - Darkness Before Dawn by J. A. London
29th - Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep


1st - Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabina Kane) by Jaye Wells
1st - Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance) by Larissa Ione
5th - Kiss the Dead (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K. Hamilton
5th - Undead and Unstable (Undead/Queen Betsy) by MaryJanice Davidson
5th - Arise by Tara Hudson
5th - Accidentally Dead, Again (An Accidental Series) by Dakota Cassidy
5th - Chaos Burning by Lauren Dane
12th - Rapture (Fallen) by Lauren Kate
12th - Serpent's Kiss: A Witches of East End Novel by Melissa de la Cruz
12th - The Taken: Celestial Blues: Book One by Vicki Pettersson
19th - The Golden Lily: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead
26th - Darkness Devours: A Dark Angels Novel by Keri Arthur
26th - Once Burned (Night Prince, Book 1) by Jeaniene Frost
26th - At Last (Lucky Harbor) by Jill Shalvis
26th - Summer Nights (Fool's Gold, Book 8) by Susan Mallery
26th - Before I Wake (Soul Screamers) by Rachel Vincent


1st - Tempest's Fury (Jane True) by Nicole Peeler
3rd - Grave Memory: An Alex Craft Novel by Kalayna Price
3rd - Night Seeker (An Indigo Court Novel) by Yasmine Galenorn
3rd - Samurai Game (Game/Ghostwalker) by Christine Feehan
24th - Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong
31st - The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
31st - Gunmetal Magic: A Novel in the World of Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews
31st - Shadows Before the Sun by Kelly Gay


I'm pretty sure I've missed a few books. I keep adding new favorite authors all the time, so it's hard to keep up. Stay tuned, I'll be posting Part 2 of My Naughty and Nice Must Reads for 2012 later in the year. Happy reading everyone!!!



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