Dear Reader:


2010 was a great year for me. Every month there seemed to be a “must read” book on my shelf.  I’ve recommended many to you and my favorites this year in no particular order were:
1.    Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
2.    Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden
3.    The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
4.    The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne
5.    Not Knowing Jack by K.A. Mitchell
6.    Blood Spells by Jessica Andersen
7.    Stormwalker by Allyson James
8.    Life After Joe by Harper Fox
9.    Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb
10.  Resistance by L.M. Turner
11.  Dark Peril by Christine Feehan
12.  The Search by Nora Roberts
13.  Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh
14.  Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan


My favorite series which are still going strong and I can’t get enough of were:
1.    In Death Series by J.D. Robb (31 books and counting)
2.    Highland Pleasures Series by Jennifer Ashley  
3.    The Dark Series by Christine Feehan (21 books and counting)
4.    Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
5.    KGI Series by Maya Banks
6.    Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh
7.    Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh
8.    The Breeds Series by Lora Leigh

The books STILL on my TBR that I must read and everyone is talking about are:
1.    Somewhere Along the Way by Jodi Thomas
2.    The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks
3.    Seven Nights to Forever by Evangeline Collins
4.    Inside Out by Lauren Dane
5.    His Sinful Secret by Emma Wildes
6.    Firewalker by Allyson James

Books I’m looking forward to reading in 2011 are:
1.    The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton
2.    Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
3.    Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh


4.    Deadly Heat by Cynthia Eden
5.    Here to Stay by Catherine Anderson
6.    Primal Bonds by Jennifer Ashley
7.    Breaking the Rules by Suzanne Brockmann

Yes 2010 was a great year for reading romance and I’m looking forward to more great reads in 2011.

Do you have any favorites to recommend and what are you looking forward to reading in 2011?

by jzbfever on ‎12-27-2010 02:04 PM

I am looking foward to Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning and The Land of the Painted Caves by Jean M Auel. As well as Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward.

by 1AnneB on ‎12-27-2010 02:49 PM

Great list Marisa - I totally agree !!! Let's hope 2011 is just as good - It is making a promising start. Happy New Year & Happy Reading...



by Lynnie_M on ‎12-27-2010 07:16 PM

I agree - great list!  I will have to add to my ever-shrinking TBR pile.  One that you left off though that I LOVE is the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole.  He new one is releasing in February and I think it will be another great read!  I've also just found Larissa Ione to be good reads - great paranormal romance!

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎12-28-2010 02:37 PM

Great choices Marisa

Happy New Year to you and everyone!!!

by reader_824 on ‎12-28-2010 07:51 PM

What I'm looking forward to:


I'm hoping that Susan Andersen will publish Ava's story to end that trilogy. Cutting Loose and Bending the Rules cover Jane and Poppy's story. Now to read about Ava's. 

by 1lovealways on ‎01-01-2011 06:02 PM

Great List Marisa!


I'm looking forward to books by Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Larissa Ione and Kresley Cole just to name a few.  There are some on your list that I'll also have to check out.


Happy New Year and Happy Reading!  :smileyhappy:

by Blogger Marisa-ONeill on ‎01-03-2011 06:49 AM

Hi jzbfever , I 've already got Land of the Painted Caves pre-ordered and can't wait to read it.

Hey Lynnie M - you're right I definitely should have added both Cole and Iona to the list their series are great and I'm looking forward to Dreams of a Dark Warrior in February.


Hi Reader 824 - I haven't read a Susan Andersen book in a while - yet I do have several of her books on my keeper shelf. Thanks for the heads up, I'll definitely check out Cutting Loose.


1lovealways - you're so right, I can't wait for the next Sherrilyn Kenyon book and you know how I feel about J.R. Ward  - I have lots to look forward to.


To Deb, 1AnneB and all the readers - have a great new year!

by Consuelo72 on ‎01-05-2011 02:25 PM

You like Christine Feehan...have you read her Ghostwalker Series.  I just finished it and i really enjoyed it.  Is not supernaturla but is involves psych powers.  The action is all military and i had a good time reading.  It starts with Mind Game. 

by Lexa555 on ‎01-05-2011 06:11 PM

I'm sorry I only made it to staring at the man on the cover of The Perfect Play :smileywink:

I'm looking forward to JR Ward's books coming in 2011 and Lori Foster just announced a new series called Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor and all three books will be releasing in May-July 2011.

by 1lovealways on ‎01-06-2011 01:37 AM



Just finished a novella by Jaci Burton.  My first time reading anything by her.  Loved it!  So, I'll be adding "The Perfect Play" to my list of must have books.  That cover is luscious!  :smileyhappy:

by Blogger Marisa-ONeill on ‎01-14-2011 07:01 AM

Lexa - I'm really excited about Lori Foster's new series and can't wait to read it. She's one of my go to authors. 


1lovealways - I'm so glad you discovered Jaci Burton. You should try her Wild Rider series, I think you'd really enjoy it. I actually have Pefect Play in my hands and I'm can't wait to read it.


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