Thank you all for voting in all 8 Holiday Favorites Giveaways! Here I will announce the winning books/series and the winners of the giveaways for each. These are solely picked by YOU!
Tara Sivec’s Chocolate Lovers Series
My first favorite funny book, as most of you can guess, is Tara Sivec’s Chocolate Lovers Series. Laugh out loud funny. Not just a snort here or there, full-on belly laughs. Things happened to my body in reading this series that should happen to no one. Ever. These are not books you want to read in public unless you want to look like a crazy person laughing like a hyena. You also may not want to read it in bed next to a sleeping husband. The bed shaking from laughter may piss him off. Eating or drinking? Nope. Spewing out food and drink is never attractive. God forbid if you’re a mom and haven’t peed in the last 3 minutes…I learned my lesson and bought some Always.
I became so obsessed with the books that I started Wicked Book Weekend to
stalkhang out with Tara. She is seriously as fun in real life as her books are, and I can’t wait until the vibrator races at this year’s Wicked Book Weekend.
My reviews and interviews about this series were so much fun! See some of the links below, click review.
Or you can purchase the whole shebang in one big, gigantic chocolatey volume:
FUNNY ROMANCE GIVEAWAY WINNERS
- $10.00 Gift Card: Carrie Stevens
- Signed Copy of Chocolate Lovers by Tara Sivec: Heather Lindsey
- Signed Copy of The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton: Gina Hester
- Signed Copy of Tangled by Emma Chase: Brandy Gibson
Nicole Edward’s Club Destiny and Alluring Indulgence Series
I asked on Facebook last month what everyone’s favorite hot and sexy books were. There were tons of answers, but by far the most common answer was any books by Nicole Edwards. I am still new to her and have only read two books, but I have to agree. Holy crap, the sex was H-O-T. Kinky, dominant, toys and menages (and more), there is nothing missing in the sex department in either the Club Destiny series or The Alluring Indulgence Series. And yes, we have a good story too!
Club Destiny is an exclusive swingers club, and Alluring Indulgence is an exclusive hotel in the same vain.
“Watching you sit on his face while he tongue fucks you makes my dick hard.”
I have heard that both series keep getting better the more you read them, so I’m ready to continue….more than ready! Did I say there were menages???
“Would you let us fuck you Zoey? Both of us? Right now?”
The Alluring Indulgence Series by Nicole Edwards is actually a spin-off of the Club Destiny Series. While they don’t need to be read like this, I advise that you read the Club Destiny Series first.
See the Club Destiny Series Order Here (with my review).
See the Alluring Indulgence Series Here (with my review).
Each book features a different couple with an HEA.
Nicole is very generously giving 2 signed books for this giveaway:
Conviction (Club Destiny 1) by Nicole Edwards
Temptation (Club Destiny 2) by Nicole Edwards
HOT AND SEXY BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNERS
- $10.00 Gift Card: Melissa Crisp
- Signed Copy of Conviction and Temptation by Nicole Edwards: Esther Li
- Signed Copy of Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning: Shirley Williamson
- Singed copy of Try by Ella Frank: Denice Booher
Madeline Sheehan’s Undeniable Series
Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan totally blew me away. I was a little scared to read it because I like books that make me happy and I kept reading things that called it dirty and gritty and hard to read. Well, yes. It was all of those things! But it was also one of the best books ever. As long as you are not offended by the word fuck in some form over 1,000 times, random pussy, and some really bad shit going down, this book is all kinds of awesome. When I first read it after Motorcycle Man, I said Deuce was like “Tack on Crack”. Deuce made Tack seem like a sweet pussycat. In fact, Deuce was a totally horrible guy, but you couldn’t help but love the fucker.
“….when it comes to you, darlin’, I got no fuckin’ sense. You fuckin’ pull me in until you’re all I can fuckin’ see. Suddenly, I can’t fuckin’ breathe, but I don’t care ’cause you, babe, you’re you. And, I ain’t ever met anyone as fuckin’ perfect as you. Knowin’ you gave me your first kiss, and then you gave me that sweet pussy first, knowin’ that I got that and no one else can ever have it ’cause its fuckin’ mine–fuck Eva……”
Undeniable had all of the things I usually HATE in a book, including cheating, but Madeline Sheehan worked her magic and made me love this book. So far there are two more that follow, and they are just as good if not better. In fact, Undeniable and Unattainable both had 5+++ stars from me.
These are a MUST READ.
BIKER ROMANCE GIVEAWAY WINNERS
- $10.00 Amazon Card: Lourdes Bernabe
- Signed Copy of Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan (or Unbeautifully): Karen Gagnon
- Signed copy of Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley: Lori Mitchell
- Signed copy of Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde: Shauna M. Casey
Samantha Towle’s The Mighty Storm Series
The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle and the follow up Wethering the Storm are not just some of my favorite rock star books, they are some of my favorite books all together. HOT, tattooed, bad-boy, cocky, slutty lead singer and guitarist of the world famous band “The Mighty Storm” and his childhood best friend and first love meeting back up.
“God, he’s such a cocky, arrogant bastard at times. And I totally fancy him.
No I don’t.
Yes I do.
No. I. Don’t.
These books had everything; love, friendship, long-lost love, rock stars, romance, humor, heartbreak, angst, and moments you want to scream and throw the book, but you can’t stop reading. The characters were flawed and real, and you couldn’t help but love them in spite of their faults. I absolutely loved them both.
Wethering the Storm is the continuation of Jake and True’s story, and I loved it even more than the first, in fact I rated it 5+++ stars, and it will absolutely be on my favorite books of 2013 list, as The Mighty Storm was on my Best of 2012 list.
Book 1: The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle (527 pages)
Book 2: Wethering the Storm by Samantha Towle (401 pages)
***This was one of the the closest categories of all and the one with the most votes***
If we combine Olivia Cunning’s series (which I did for most other categories) she would be the winner, so I must add that here.
The Sinners on Tour Series by Olivia Cunning is the perfect combination of fuck-hot kinky sex, romance and humor. It’s one of my favorites in many categories including hot and sexy and favorite series.
Each bandmate gets their own story and then there will be a few follow up anthologies of their weddings, honeymoons and babies. I’m so excited for more!
Olivia’s One Night with Sole Regret Series is another great Rock star series that shouldn’t be missed! This series of novellas started as one night with each member of the band Sole Regret. They were more erotica with a happy for now ending. Now its turning into a 15 book series where we go back and visit each couple two more times for 3 novellas each, and it is definitely an erotic romance series.
Olivia is also starting a new series about Exodus End! Add it to Goodreads here.
Purchase Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour 1) by Olivia Cunning
Purchase Try Me, Tempt Me, Take Me (the first 3 novellas in the On Night with Sole Regret series)
ROCKSTAR ROMANCE GIVEAWAY WINNERS
- $10.00 Amazon Card: Sara Johnson
- Signed Copy of The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle: Nasha Lama
- Signed Copy of Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning: Tess Halim
- Signed Copy of Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley: Betul E.
Colleen Hoover’s Finding Cinderella
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover is a FREE book that is a standalone spin-off from one of my favorite series, Hopeless. (See Series order) When I read Losing Hope, the second book, I said to myself that I would love to read more about Daniel. I loved that character! And I also loved Six. Colleen must have heard that a lot, because she brought us a novella that stars the two of them.
Daniel couldn’t help but fall for Six. Here’s why.
“She fist bumped me,” I say pointing at Six. “It’s not my fault. She hates purses and she fist bumped me, then she made me push her on the damn merry-go-around.”
They were perfect together. The two were fun to read about, and I loved the crap out of every 5+++ star second of it. I also added it to my Top Picks: Funny Happy Romance Books list.
Download Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover FREE
NOVELLA GIVEAWAY WINNERS
- $10.00 Amazon Card: Teresa Coleman
- Signed copy of Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover: Cheree Millspaugh
- Signed copy of Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye: Arley Wilmes
- Signed copy of the Girl Next Door Series by CC Wood: Bethany Morris
Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster
It’s been 2 years since I read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. I still remember it well, and it has stuck out as a favorite. She did a follow up with Walking Disaster, from Travis’s point of view, and her latest release, A Beautiful Wedding.
This book consumed me! The story isn’t what drew me in, it’s the writing. Beautiful Disaster is the perfect name for this book. This relationship is a beautiful disaster.
“I knew the second I met you
that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it
wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”
I read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire before I even started this blog, but I did add a brief review because I had it on so many Top Picks Lists.
You’ll just have to read it to find out. It was a nice, long, meaty, intense, stay up all night kind of book. LOVED IT.
Purchase Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Purchase Walking Disaster
Purchase A Beautiful Wedding
NEW ADULT GIVEAWAY WINNERS
- $10.00 Amazon Card: Stella Melissa Johnson-Schwab
- Signed copy of Watch Over Me by Tara Sivec: Maria Theresa Santos
- Signed Copy of Left Drowning by Jessica Park: Ginnie Hutto
- Signed copy of Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder: Kelley Hawthorne Jefferson
Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick Series
Kristen Ashley has written upwards of 36 books. She is so prolific, it amazes me that every book is so freaking good! Most of her stories do have standalone romances, but are part of a larger series, where we visit with couples from previous books. Some series are very connected, others hardly at all. Then they all weave and interconnect together in subtle ways.
My first book by Kristen Ashley was Sweet Dreams, the second in the Colorado Mountain Series. I completely fell in love, and finished the series, then moved on to the Burg Series, the Dream Man Series and the Unfinished Hero Series. For some reason, I stupidly thought I wouldn’t like the Rock Chick Series as much. I had heard it was more chick-lit less hot sex.
I couldn’t have been more wrong! The Rock Chick Series is the one that started it all and should be read first! Many of the characters from the Rock Chick Series cross over into all of her other contemporary series in cameos. Though the sex may not be as detailed as some other books, believe me, with these sexy alphas, it is still very hot!
The Rock Chick Series is about Lee Nightingale, the head of the totally badass Nightingale Investigations, and his sister, Ally and her friends. Lee’s friends, brother, and co-workers are “The Hot Bunch”, and each pushy, dominant, sexy, dangerous, protective badass eventually gets a girl, and each of those girls becomes a Rock Chick.
The Rock Chicks get themselves into major shit all of the time, but these hot macho guys are there to rescue. Any one of them is free to rescue me any time. Yum! I couldn’t even tell you which guy is my favorite, or which girl I want to be BFFs with. I just want to head to Denver to hang out in Fortnums, the coffee shop/used bookstore that they hang out at.
The Rock Chicks and almost of all of Kristen Ashley’s books are filled with romance, badass alphas, action, danger, humor and some amazing families and relationships. The guys are grunty, tough talking security types, and the girls are so real you want to be their BFF. All of the books are long and satisfying.
Whenever I am in a book slump, I go right for a Kristen Ashley book and it pulls me out every time. Since every book is so amazing, she needs her own rating system to show how good each book is to each other! I can’t begin to express my love for the Rock Chick Series, and it’s the number one series I will recommend to anyone.
****Bonus 10 page scene: “Rock Chick Redux”: scroll to bottom of this page
Other series orders on the blog are:
The Burg Series
The Colorado Mountain Series (Jagged is on sale for $1.99!)
The Unfinished Hero Series
The Dream Man Series and the spin-off series Chaos
The Ghosts and Reincarnation series (I have not read yet, but each book is currently on sale for $.99!)
Fantasyland Series (I have not read yet, but each book is currently on sale for $.99, and it’s many people’s favorite.)
This was so close!!! Only 5 votes separated them.
A close runner up is Tara Sivec’s Chocolate Lovers Series!
The whole series is available in one book!
FAVORITE SERIES GIVEAWAY WINNERS
- $10.00 Amazon Card: Jessica Emley
- Signed copy of Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley: Jeannie Lim
- Signed Copy of Chocolate Lovers by Tara Sivec: Kelsey Summer
- Signed Copy of Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan (or Unbeautifully): Carra Edelstein Saigh
- Signed copies of the entire Up in the Air Series by R.K. Lilley: Tracey Lancaster Kruger
- Signed copy of Naked: The Blackstone Affair, Book 1 by Raine Miller: Kelly Williams
Aleatha Romig’s Consequences Series
The first Series I’ve yet to get to is Aleatha Romig’s Consequences Series. I’m going to see Aleatha at Wicked Book Weekend, so this one is really high on my list. I must say though, I’m a little scared. I have heard it’s dark, and though I may think it’s an amazing book after I read it, I like to read to be happy, which is why I have held off. So many of you love it. There are plenty of dark books I have fallen for, I need to just stop being a pussy and jump in.
Here is the blurb from Book 1, Consequences:
Anthony Rawlings had a plan—to teach Claire Nichols to behave.
Claire Nichols had a plan—to survive!
In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met—Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences—and his actions resulted in their chance meeting.
Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood is now dependent upon the tall, dark-haired, dark-eyed tycoon. Anthony may appear to the world as a prosperous, benevolent, kind businessman, but in reality Claire learns he is also a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as your told, public failure is not an option, and don’t divulge private information. Failure to follow these rules and more, are met with serious consequences.
In an effort to earn her freedom, Claire learns her lessons well and before long, she unknowingly captivates her captor. Anthony/ Tony reluctantly becomes enthralled with Claire’s beauty, resilience and determination. Their interaction instigates strong emotions, including—fear, anger, love, and lust—as their journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion.
From the opening criminal abduction, through the twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Aleatha Romig utilizes vivid detail, allowing this novel to unfold like a movie.
Can you put the pieces of the puzzle together? Claire Nichols abduction wasn’t a random act—did she learn her lessons well enough? Will these unlikely lovers remain true—or will she learn the truth before it’s too late?
Or Purchase the whole set:
FAVORITE TBR SERIES GIVEAWAY WINNERS
- $10.00 Amazon Card: Rachel Hill
- Signed copy of Consequences by Aleatha Romig: Erica Haglund
- Signed copy of This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas: Sara Davis
- Signed copy of Collide by Gail McHugh: Tabitha Ann Willbanks