My Must Read Recommendations Of 2014

I have been meaning to compile this list and post it since New Year’s Eve. Forgive my tardiness. These are all books I read in 2014 from either indie authors or small presses that I think were fantastic. If you are looking for something new to read consider picking one of these up! I have provided the Amazon buy links, but most all of these are also available from other retailers. The list is not in any special order.

Elven Obsession (The Trouble with Elves) Paperback – August 29, 2014

By: Decadent Kane

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Blurb: Something elven this way comes… The trouble with being an elf is… well, it’s complicated! We have to save Christmas magic like my sister Ribbon. Don’t even get me started on Clover. Clover has to break a goblin’s curse using love and nightshade! Whoever comes up with these recipes needs help. Now Captain Joren Steele has his hands full with not only a dark-eyed beauty named Pepper, but a king, an evil drow elf, and someone stealing souls! Cayenne has to capture a malevolent fairy, but she finds her attraction to her partner to be a bit distracting to say the least. And finally, Rue. Rue has a difficult choice: should she do as she is commanded or standby as an elf is tortured. Join the elf side…

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Elven-Obsession-The-Trouble-Elves/dp/1771013605/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

Wildwood Spring [Kindle Edition] –February 27, 2014

By: Allison Merritt

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Blurb: When Celia Landry and Turner Wildwood face their fears, they’ll find the path to love. No one goes to Wildwood Manor—a hulking stone house on a hill outside town. Legend has it crazy old man Wildwood owes his life to the magical water of the spring at the back of the property. Celia Landry needs that water to save her mother, and she’ll brave anything to get it. Turner Wildwood, the son of the house’s eccentric builder, is growing as reclusive as his father. When Celia turns up at his door, he’s drawn by her beauty and bravery. Wary of strangers, he doesn’t reveal his identity, but agrees to her request. When she returns to Wildwood in wake of personal tragedy, he’s waiting there with a stunning change in his heart. He knows he should tell her the truth, but he doesn’t want to ruin their budding friendship. Celia’s curiosity leads her to part of the frightening answers hidden behind Wildwood’s doors, but her own troubled past may lead Turner into danger neither of them suspected.

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Wildwood-Spring-Allison-Merritt-ebook/dp/B00IP94EVY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420478338&sr=1-1&keywords=wildwood+spring

A Crystal Angel [Kindle Edition]—December 12, 2014

By: Dawn Brower

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Blurb: A drunken promise of betrothal has turned Thor’s family against him. Will Thor earn Pia’s forgiveness and find their runaway children in time for Christmas? After a night of cards and drinking, Thor’s splitting headache is the least of his worries. When a messenger arrives with a contract for him to sign, his wife Pia discovers he’s agreed to betroth their son to the Earl of Devon’s daughter. Pia’s beyond furious and demands he fix it—or else. After overhearing the argument between their parents, the twins Liam and Lily decide to runaway in protest of the contract. Thor and Pia set out to find their rebellious children before something dreadful happens to them. Will Thor convince Pia to forgive him and find the twins before Christmas, or will their family fall apart forever?

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/A-Crystal-Angel-Dawn-Brower-ebook/dp/B00QP49XTE/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1H2YYH9FJ77XA42A98B9

Under the Satyr Moon (The Cursed Satyroi Book 2) [Kindle Edition]—April 10, 2014

By: Rebekah Lewis

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Blurb: The only cure to the satyr curse is a nymph. When Ariston finds one spying on him, can he win her over?

Under the Satyr Moon a curse was wrought, and under the same moon shall it be reversed…if the Fates allow.

A freelance photography job goes downhill fast when Lily Anders’ boyfriend dumps her and disappears from the campsite, leaving her stranded in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Feeling lost, heartbroken, and afraid, Lily follows a mysterious melody through the wilderness. She never would have guessed the source of the music would reveal that legendary figures of Greek mythology really existed, and she could be one of them.

Ever since he was cursed, Ariston has only wanted one thing—to be human again. He has searched the globe for a nymph to free him, but over three thousand years of failure has pushed him into a life of solitude. Ariston believes he’s finally found the salvation he’s longed for when he catches Lily spying on him in the forest. Unfortunately, he has to convince her to like him first.

What seems to be the Fates bringing them together in time for the Satyr Moon proves to be an elaborate scheme with macabre intentions. Dionysus has sent Ariston’s estranged brother, Adonis, to ensure the curse cannot be broken, and nothing tosses cold water over the flame of seduction like a twin seeking vengeance.

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Under-Satyr-Moon-Cursed-Satyroi-ebook/dp/B00JM2EB16/ref=pd_sim_kstore_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=1S5AAR1B61NXNA4AGNFV

Timeless Desire: New Camelot, Book 2 [Kindle Edition]—March 20, 2014

By: Torie James

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Blurb: Trust hides the truth and spans eternity when one secret—born of treachery and upheld by honor—stands between a broken heart and shattered soul. If you could live forever, what would you choose to live for? I chose honor… Awakening to a new world, Gawain has high hopes that the last 500 years have cooled the fires of hatred burning in the heart of his wife, Nimue. Cruelly betrayed by the one person she put all her faith and trust in, Nimue hasn’t forgotten the lone cowardly act of one of King Arthur’s greatest knights. Together again and yet forever apart, can they heal the past when a new enemy rises to threaten the foundation of all they hold dear?

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Timeless-Desire-New-Camelot-Book-ebook/dp/B00J5J9364/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0XFET1JYRSD9KDC1PGBX

A Gentleman Always Finds Out [Kindle Edition]—March 28, 2014

By: Layna Pimentel

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Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Gentleman-Always-Finds-Out-ebook/dp/B00KQ6M36M/ref=sr_1_sc_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1420479071&sr=1-3-spell&keywords=layna+pimental

Beyond the Horizon [Kindle Edition]—June 24, 2014

By: Wanda Kay Fittro

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Blurb: Katie and Josh, both desperately seeking redemption from their past, discover passion in each other’s arms. With danger just around the corner, will love survive?

When Katie Sullivan makes the hasty decision to run away from an abusive relationship, she has no clue what is ahead of her. She only knows it has to be better than her life up until now. Her boyfriend is a powerful drug dealer who will stop at nothing to get her back. She knows too much. Car trouble leaves her stranded in the middle of Kansas, with little money, and a growing fear of failure.

Widower Josh Warner works and lives on an elderly couples’ farm. He juggles the responsibilities of raising his young son and his passion for the rodeo. Unable to let go of his deceased wife’s memory and on the rebound from a misguided affair, he has no desire for another relationship. But, when Katie appears out of nowhere, everything changes.

Against all reason, Katie and Josh find themselves drawn to each other. If the past catches up to them, their newfound passion, and their lives could be in jeopardy. Can their love win against the evil headed their way?

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Horizon-Wanda-Kay-Fittro-ebook/dp/B00LCHJ1FA/ref=sr_1_13?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1420479217&sr=1-13&keywords=beyond+the+horizon#reader_B00LCHJ1FA

Finally, no list created by me would be complete without Scandalous Endeavors!

Scandalous Endeavors [Kindle Edition]—December 12, 2014

By: Amanda Marie

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Blurb: Lady Amelia has only known the comfort of life in mid-eighteenth century English aristocracy. But when first her mother and then her father die, she finds herself alone, grief stricken and….. not of age. Her appointed guardian, an American uncle, has ordered her travel to his plantation where she must remain for at least two years when she will come of age. With the help of Lady Grace and Lady Sarah, Lady Amelia gets her uncle to agree to give her four weeks to settle her affairs and unbeknownst to him…find an English lord to marry so she can remain in her beloved England. Despite her mourning period she endeavors to trap one of London’s eligible bachelors in matrimony. Lord Goldstone, Lady Grace’s nephew is devilishly handsome, but a Scottish Duke and so entirely unacceptable as a possible husband. After all Scotland is not her beloved London and environs. He also has a nasty habit of showing up at all the wrong moments and thwarting her carefully laid plans to ensnare a suitable husband. Sparks fly as the pair find themselves at odds with each other and drawn to each other at the same time. Can they find a way to stop arguing long enough to explore their growing passion? Is it strong enough to make Lady Amelia give up her English home after all? Or will Lady Amelia find a suitable English lord and avoid social exile in America? Time is running out.

Links: Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00QH0PGNS

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00QH0PGNS

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/scandalous-endeavors-amanda-marie/1120894831?ean=2940149991846

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/scandalous-endeavors

Three Worlds Press: http://www.threeworldsproductionsllc.com/?mbt_book=scandalous-endeavor

Google: http://books.google.com/books/about/Scandalous_Endeavors.html?id=QijrBQAAQBAJ

Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23608909-scandalous-endeavors

If you have not read these gems, I suggest you do. I highly recommend each of them. I would also love to hear your recommendations.

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