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The culmination of a bazillion pages of fierce emotion. I read Fade in January 2013 and still think of these characters every single day. It’s ridiculous! Like my family, they have a piece of my freaking soul.
(What’s all the fuss about?):
“Try” by Ella Frank – A popular hetero author crosses over to M/M and delivers an orgy of lather, rinse, repeat sex. One dimensional characterisation and a non-existent plotline make it not only underwhelming, but just …bleh! I shudder at the effort.
(Why haven’t more people read this?):
“The Foxhole Court” By Nora Sakavic – COME ON PEOPLE!!!! This is superb stuff; it’s the original misfit fiction. Indescribable, well written, exciting, fantastic dialog, edgy, a bit dark and chock full of intense characters that could easily stand among the cast of ICoS. You guys are MISSING OUT!
(didn’t know what to expect or the story caught you off guard or anything that just…surprised you…):
“The Violet and the Tom” by Eve Ocotillo – This was a random self-pub freebie that I grabbed from somewhere, I don’t remember where. It was then abandoned for months before I casually decided to try a few pages. I couldn’t remember the premise or the genre at the time, but soon discovered a voice and a world that captured me completely. This book sang to me, my bones hummed with satisfaction and then came the big twist and I was staggered, stunned and so very happy. Definitely one of my best surprises this year.
(I’d buy anything these authors write, without a doubt):
Jordan Castillo Price
So 2013 has been ups and downs, highs and lows, thrills and disappointments, but oh boy … have I loved it! It has been a great year; an educational year (coughs) with so many laughs and gasps, and too many feels! I’ve learned a few things about this year:
Thanks for giving a shit about what I read this year. It’s been a great year, with the best of friends and some great reads. Book slumps be damned, I only remember the good stuff. Love you all my fellow readers. May you all be blessed with health, wealth, love and an abundance of five star bliss in 2014!