I wanted to just take a moment to say good-bye to 2016. In some ways, good-riddance – right? Wow. We’ve lost some amazing people, seen some dramatic changes occur politically, and we’ve also had our own personal crises and triumphs this year.
I, for one, hope to see 2017 bring in a year where we remember that we’re all in this “fight” together, and that by rallying around one another and focusing on things like Love and Peace, we all win.
But- I’m not really that kind of sappy person- so I also want to just move on to next year and some more amazing books!
I want to thank the authors and narrators who have worked with me this year in providing posts, comments, and support. There are so many of you out there who are open, and sharing and kind and I really appreciate your time and energy. Sometimes it can feel like we do what we do in a vacuum and your kind words and helpful posts not only make my life easier, but richer and more rewarding. So THANK YOU for taking time to reply, or comment or share these posts.
Another huge Thank You goes to the publishers and other providers who help to keep us in books and audios so that we can keep doing this! Thank you so much!
I most importantly want to thank the people who read these posts and provide comments and vote on the polls – without you this wouldn’t be worth doing, so Thank You most of all!
I wanted to add my own little “Best of 2016”, not because I don’t agree with the polls but because I wanted to add in some extra “categories” and give some kudos to some amazing authors and narrators who did some tremendous work this year IMHO.
(These were all books or audiobooks released in this calendar year.)
Favorite Paranormal: Grizzly Rim by Mia West and The Demon Duke by SJ Frost
Favorite Holiday: Disarming Donner by Charlie Cochet, Teddy Bears by Brandon Witt and Krampus Hates Christmas by Andi Van
Favorite Angsty: Love Can’t Conquer by Kim Fielding and A Mended Man by Jamie Reese
Best Continuation of a Series: Lollipop by Amy Lane, Tied up in Knots by Mary Calmes, Dirty Heart by Rhys Ford
Favorite Duo Narration Audiobook Strong Signal by Santino Hassell narr by Guy Locke and Eric London and Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Jacob Morgan
Favorite older book(s) which just now came to audio: Gambling Men by Amy Lane narr Gomez Pugh and By the Light of the Moon by Sandrine Gasq-Dion narr Greg Boudreax
Favorite Book or Audiobook that I was Surprised I Loved: The Persistence of Memory by Jordan Castillo Price narr Seth Clayton (and the series)
Favorite Contemporary Audio: Broken Circle by Riley Hart narr Jack Dupont and Not a Game by Cardeno C narr Michael Ferraiuolo
Favorite Paranormal Audio: Spooksquad by Jordan Castillo Price narr Gomez Pugh and How to Wish Upon a Star by Eli Easton narr Matthew Shaw
I’m sure there are more that I’ll regret not mentioning but… in any case, congratulations to you all and thanks so much for sharing your creative genius with the world!
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