Favorite Reads of 2015, Part 1: Books Published Before 2015

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Finally! It’s time to reveal some of my favorite reads of 2015! ūüėÄ

Last year I almost twice as many books as I did the year before, and a fair number of those books¬†were published before 2015. So, I’m going to share not one¬†year-end Top 10 list, but two!

Today’s will focus on my favorite¬†pre-2015 books I read last year. Each entry will include my reasons for its inclusion on this list and a link to the¬†full review. Also, since I like to keep you all¬†in suspense, the list will go in ascending order, from #10 to #1. ūüėČ Here they are:

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The Real Neat Blog Award


Heather Jackson and Robin Rivera at WriteOnSisters.com have nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award! Thank you so much, ladies!¬†WriteOnSisters.com is one of my favorite writing resource blogs. So, regardless of whether you write novels, short stories, or flash fiction, I urge you to check it out at your next chance. ūüėČ

Accepting the Real Neat Blog Award is pretty simple. You answer five questions posed by the person / blog who nominated you, then nominate four or five others and ask them five new questions. Let’s see what Heather and Robin wanted to know!

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Stacking The Shelves, Vol. 11: Of Fairies And A Female Knight


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that shares the books (both physical and virtual) that you recently purchased, borrowed from a fellow reader or the library, won from a giveaway, or received as gifts. Stacking The Shelves will post on Saturdays as new books are added to my shelves.

*Please note that, starting with today’s edition,¬†Stacking The Shelves will feature links to each book’s Goodreads page instead of their Amazon pages. That way, if you’re on Goodreads, you can any of the featured books to your Goodreads shelves.*

Some of you might remember that last fall, I was looking for recommendations for fantasy novels with fairy characters. I’ve been meaning to do some “market research” on such books because¬†the protagonist and other characters from¬†my WIP,¬†The Keeper’s Curse,¬†are¬†Faeries. Something I should have done a lot sooner than Draft #2, but better late than never, right?

So, I finally bought my first batch of fairy novels for market research, as well as another YA fantasy classic I’ve been meaning to get a hold of. And they are…

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