Katiebird’s Favorite Books for 2016

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When I reviewed all of the books that I read this past year, I read way more than I thought I had. Some of my favorite authors made the list of course, but there are some new and surprising ones on there as well!

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Tamie Reviews: The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal….

For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.

For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted—and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane’s beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets.

As family tensions—professional and intimately private—ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.

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Sundays In Bed With…Luke Everett AND Andrew Parrish (J.A. Redmerski)

Happy Sunday!

Today, I want to share both a new book boyfriend as well as a forever favorite. Both are from the same author, and I just adore her!

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Tina Reviews: Joseph Fallen (Estate Series) by M. S. Willis

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Overview

Content Warning: This bookcontains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of physical and sexual violence.There is a fine line between genius and madness…
Between love and hate,
Between right and wrong.
Joseph had created The Estate for her…
His wife,
The woman he chose to bear his child.
She was beauty unsurpassed;
And her song was unlike anything he’d ever known.
However, their love was a story that would not find a happy ending.In this prequel novella to the Estate series, follow Joseph Carmichael as he creates a world unlike any other. Because, in order to comprehend The Estate, you must understand Joseph; but, in order to understand Joseph, you must discover how a man falls from light into the pitch black depths of ultimate darkness.

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Katiebird reviews Nocte and Verum by Courtney Cole

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The Nocte Trilogy by Courtney Cole

My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half– my twin brother, my Finn– is crazy. I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me. I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline. Dare DuBray. He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me. He has the power to destroy me. Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt. Why? Because of a secret. A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming. You won’t either.

Courtney Cole has been a favorite author at BT for awhile, because of the versatility of her stories and writing style. She can do paranormal romance, adult humor, and even Young Adult. But I have to say this is my favorite series she has written so far.

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Tantalizing Tuesdays: Inspired by The Prince and The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

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Hey Peeps! Happy Tuesday! My tantalizing eye candy post for today is a continuation of our Man Candy post by Tamie yesterday. Why, you ask? Because I’m swooning and melting over the love I have for Sylvain Reynard‘s The Prince which will be out in a week, and The Raven coming Feb. 3rd. YAY!

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