๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š My top 10 reads for 2019 ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

๐Ÿ“š My top Ten 2019 reads ๐Ÿ“š

I have read many books this year and I did not have not a one star review. That means my choices are getting better or writers are getting better!

If you have not read any of these books then I highly recommend each one.

These are in no particular order as they are all great!

The Curado by Nicole Heinz

https://www.amazon.com/Curado-N-Heinz-ebook/dp/B07ZPNT924
Deep in the Valley of Mexico lies a secret, a hidden civilization of people bound to one man. A mysterious warrior known as All holds the key to life and death, so the Curado believe.
Hardened to their fates, they say thereโ€™s a cure for what ails us, for he is all things and all-knowing in the ways of past, present, and future.
Ironically, what scares me the most is my own mind. Kidnapped and held captive, itโ€™s getting harder and harder to remember my old life, but most importantly, my vow of piety.
I must find a way home or become truly lost…
They call me Rina, and I am to be his queen.
Warning: Dark material, proceed with caution.

My 5 โ˜… review

I adore Nicole Heinz for this book, a new type a darkness that left me speechless and wondering what just happened. You will think you know what will happen next, but let me tell you, you are wrong. Rina has lost herself, but she is about to find herself in a new dark and psychologically twisted life. You just have to read this, I know I will be talking about this and thinking of this for weeks to come. Nicole Heinz has definitely hit a home run with Curado. I bow to her as my book

Backroad by Rena Marin

https://www.amazon.com/Backroad-Backwoods-Justice-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07XH2754W
In the Summer of 1995, three friends set off on a road trip to celebrate their graduation and the start of their first summer of freedom. Visiting a secret swimming hole, they find more than the peace and quiet they expected. With a sabotaged truck, their only option is to make the journey back to civilization on foot. As night sets in, they quickly realize they aren’t alone on the deserted stretch of road. Now, they must fight for their lives and pray they can survive the night on the backroad.

My 5 โ˜… review

Get ready for a thriller that will have you turning the pages way into the night. I simply couldn’t put it down. Rena Marin is such a great storyteller that this could actually be a true situation. Three friends are going for a swim together before they go separate ways after high school and what they find will change their lives forever. Sissy tries her best to keep them moving on the backroad to find a way out, but the problem is that they have a stalker and it’s completely dark. The end of the story had my mouth hanging in shock! An absolutely perfect story to keep you looking behind you. If you go into the woods for any reason, make sure you know where you are going.

Motel 666: Crazy Ink Anthologies

https://www.amazon.com/Motel-666-Crazy-Horror-Anthology-ebook/dp/B07WJDR25G
Vacancy.
Welcome to Motel 666:
A cash-only $35-a-night establishment in the middle of nowhere off Route 666.
The rules here are simple.
1.Check-outโ€™s at noon. Leave and get out quick. Drop your keys on the counter and see rule number two.
2.Do not disturb owners Harvey and Bridgett. They mean it. Donโ€™t bother โ€˜um for nothing. Not the hole in the floor, not the cracked mirror or broken air conditioner and not the Room 23 partiers. They arenโ€™t interested in the rumors about Momma, who still haunts the place since Harvey stopped looking after it. There ainโ€™t no newlyweds in the world who got time to be bothered with ghosts. Get over it. Youโ€™ll live or you wonโ€™t.
3.You pay for what you get. Donโ€™t like it? Canโ€™t pay? Hit the road.
But be warned.
Highway 666 has some ghosts of its ownโ€ฆ

My 5 โ˜… review

5.0 out of 5 stars Be careful of the room you choose

The Runaway by Olivia Marie

Olivia Marie is about to take you on a journey to where no person should be. Payback is a b**** though so watch out for Motel 666 and the Runaway! Those slimy men don’t stand a chance when she gets ahold of them, that is a guarantee. An absolute perfect 5 star read

The Trunk by Jim Ody

Don’t open the trunk, you have been warned! Cheating on their spouses never occurred that they just might lose them, but how they do is the biggest shock. Jim Is always has you guessing and then springs the unexpected on you. 5 stars all the way to room 22

Alice by Thea Valentine

Room 10 is where Emma and her parents stopped to rest during their road trip. Emma went everywhere with her doll Alice, she made her feel safe, until that night when everything went horribly wrong. Now paranormal investigators are there to see if they can find anything. What they find isn’t what they expected, it was so much more. A ghostly 5 stars

The Guardian by Rena Marin

The guests in Motel 666 are dying to stay there, no really, they are. Suzy is a prostitute and Harvey always gives her Room 1 so he can watch through the peephole. One night though Suzy gets a different kind of “John” and now has a decision to make. Momma wants to keep her, Joey wants her to make her own choice. Rena Marin did a wonderful job and I just had to keep reading to see what happened. A deadly 5 stars.

The Ledferds in Room 42 by T . Elizabeth Guthrie

Herman and Margaret Ann take a road trip for their anniversary every year. This year on their way home they decided to stop at Motel 666 and their anniversary night festivities will be forever changed. This story is a hatcheting 5 stars

Mirror Reflection by Lorah Jaiyn

Larena has the shock of her life when she finds out she’s pregnant, but that’s not the last shock she’s about to receive. Her husband and sister are screwing behind her back and they beat her until she lost her baby. Stopping at Motel 666 is the best decision of her life, or is it.. I just love everything by Lorah Jaiyn! A magical 5 stars

Narcissus by M W Brown

Twins Zoe and Amy have been traveling and too tired to complete their trip home stopped at Motel 666. Their room is full of broken mirrors, but those mirrors can bring you everlasting beauty. Zoe is about to find out a hard lesson in life. A beautiful 5 stars

Room Number Three by Mary Duke

Melody is on the search to find out what happened to her friend at Motel 666,but she’s in for a rude awakening. Azura has been trapped in her body with her and she’s only just finding this out. She also is looking for something. Only this something is about to change everyone’s lives. A flaming 5 stars

The Runaway by Olivia Marie

Olivia Marie is about to take you on a journey to where no person should be. Payback is a b**** though so watch out for Motel 666 and the Runaway! Those slimy men don’t stand a chance when she gets ahold of them, that is a guarantee. An absolute perfect 5 star read

The Trunk by Jim Ody

Don’t open the trunk, you have been warned! Cheating on their spouses never occurred that they just might lose them, but how they do is the biggest shock. Jim Is always has you guessing and then springs the unexpected on you. 5 stars all the way to room 22

Alice by Thea Valentine

Room 10 is where Emma and her parents stopped to rest during their road trip. Emma went everywhere with her doll Alice, she made her feel safe, until that night when everything went horribly wrong. Now paranormal investigators are there to see if they can find anything. What they find isn’t what they expected, it was so much more. A ghostly 5 stars

The Guardian by Rena Marin

The guests in Motel 666 are dying to stay there, no really, they are. Suzy is a prostitute and Harvey always gives her Room 1 so he can watch through the peephole. One night though Suzy gets a different kind of “John” and now has a decision to make. Momma wants to keep her, Joey wants her to make her own choice. Rena Marin did a wonderful job and I just had to keep reading to see what happened. A deadly 5 stars.

The Ledferds in Room 42 by T . Elizabeth Guthrie

Herman and Margaret Ann take a road trip for their anniversary every year. This year on their way home they decided to stop at Motel 666 and their anniversary night festivities will be forever changed. This story is a hatcheting 5 stars

Mirror Reflection by Lorah Jaiyn

Larena has the shock of her life when she finds out she’s pregnant, but that’s not the last shock she’s about to receive. Her husband and sister are screwing behind her back and they beat her until she lost her baby. Stopping at Motel 666 is the best decision of her life, or is it.. I just love everything by Lorah Jaiyn! A magical 5 stars

Narcissus by M W Brown

Twins Zoe and Amy have been traveling and too tired to complete their trip home stopped at Motel 666. Their room is full of broken mirrors, but those mirrors can bring you everlasting beauty. Zoe is about to find out a hard lesson in life. A beautiful 5 stars

Room Number Three by Mary Duke

Melody is on the search to find out what happened to her friend at Motel 666,but she’s in for a rude awakening. Azura has been trapped in her body with her and she’s only just finding this out. She also is looking for something. Only this something is about to change everyone’s lives. A flaming 5 stars

Raw Honey by Amy Cecil

https://www.amazon.com/Raw-Honey-Knights-Silence-MC-ebook/dp/B07PP9MQ3S
When your life spirals out of control you do one of two things: you let it or you stand up and defeat the demons that threaten you.
Amanda Benson faced a similar experience and ran from it, leaving Edinboro without a trace. She worked hard to get her life together and realized that to fully succeed in building a new life she had to go back and face the old one.
When she arrives back in town, a chance encounter changes her life. Sheโ€™s given a home, a job, and a family. She believes that she is on the right track. That is until she falls in love with the man that made it all happen.
Nothing can take away the heartbreak that she suffers while she watches him love the woman from his past. Not even the comfort she finds in the arms of another man can take away the pain.
Desperately searching for a love to last a lifetime, Amanda is too blind to see that the man who truly loves her is the man that she believes will destroy her.
Jealousy threatens to take hold andโ€”if she isnโ€™t carefulโ€” will ultimately destroy her and any chance she may have at having her own happy ever after.
AUTHOR’s NOTE: Please be advised that this book contains subjects that may be considered dark and taboo. If you are a reader who is sensitive to certain triggers, then perhaps this may not be the book for you. Please heed the author’s warnings at the beginning of this book.

My 5 โ˜… review

Honey, Honey, Honey

I just love my girl, she has been through hell and back and still kicks butt and takes names. Now at this point in her life she just wants to feel safe and Hawk is that safety net. She knows that Ice is now with Emma but she wants to prove her to be cheating, “to help a friend”, I don’t think so and neither does Hawk. Then Sainte comes along and flips her thinking all around. Amy Cecil has taken Knights of Silence MC to a higher level with Raw Honey and the introduction of the Vitali family is about to rock your world. Be prepared to fall in love with Amy Cecil’s MC family. I can’t wait for more!

Scarred Queen by Nikita Slater

https://www.amazon.com/Scarred-Queen-Queens-Book-1-ebook/dp/B079QXFZF8

A dark mafia romance novel by International Bestselling Author, Nikita Slater.
She despised them all, yet she was wife to one.
Drifting in a world of glittering diamonds, mansions, lunches and designer clothes, Casey Hernandez could happily disappear, except the life of the mafia wife demanded she remain and play her part. One misstep and she would face the monster who marked her as his own.
Reyes wanted the stunning blond with the furious eyes. He was going to ruin her life, take her from everything she knew and own every inch of her. Hard, brutal, mean. Exactly how he was. Exactly how this world had shaped him. Because he could. She was about to become spoils of war.
And when he finally had his woman, they would rise up together; the king and his scarred queen.

My 5 โ˜… review

Mafia will never be the same

Nikita Slater is a true mafia royalty author! Reyes knows what he wants and he is going to make Casey his property, his wife. Casey knows nothing about being a mafia wife, but she is going to make it her own and rules as the Scarred Queen. Full of darkness, suspense and emotions. Scarred Queen is my first Nikita Slater book, but definitely not my last. I can’t wait to see what the queen of mafia comes up with next!!

Fierce Intentions by Jasmin Quinn

https://www.amazon.com/Fierce-Intentions-Shifters-Darkness-Falls-ebook/dp/B07Z554QR6

โ€œI feel broken, Aztec. I donโ€™t know if I can give you what you want.โ€
Aztec leaned into her, his hot breath caressing her neck. โ€œI can make it easy for you, Eva. I can take it.โ€
Aztec has loved Eva since she arrived in Darkness Falls three years ago as a rookie cop, but she’s human and he worries that he won’t be able to control his wolf around her.
Eva’s recovering from a shifter attack that’s left her physically and emotionally scarred. Her strength of will helps her healing process, but it’s still a daily struggle.
When she realizes that Aztec wants her as his fated mate, she’s forced to face not only her fears but also her desire for him. As Eva heals, she and Aztec must make some hard decisions that have dangerous consequences.

Fierce Intentions is Book 2 of Jasmin Quinn’s Shifters of Darkness Falls Series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order.

My 5 โ˜… review

Aztec is the wolf shifter and he has kept his feelings for Eva under control and to himself until now. The passion Jasmin put into Fierce Intentions is absolutely breathtaking. Eva is definitely a strong independent woman and won’t take s**t from anyone. I love a strong independent female lead and Jasmin never disappoints. Get ready to fall into Darkness Falls and be twisted along the way with this hot and steamy shifter romance, and who doesn’t live a happily ever after.

Dark Coven by Kasey Hill

https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Coven-Whispering-Spirits-Book-ebook/dp/B07ZJQGXR8
The Foxwood Village story continues as the Thompson family move into Foxwood Manor in southern, rural Virginia. Whatโ€™s scarier than Native American land haunted by tortured souls? Land that is also a direct line of life to a dark coven of witches from the 16th century. Their main goal? To bring our witchy heroine, Girty Thompson, over to the dark side so they can use her energy to fuel them for many more centuries to come. Join Girty and our returning Ghost friend Lizzie as Girty grows into her powers and together, they try to put an end to the suffering of those caught up in the spiritual nexus of Foxwood Village.

My 5 โ˜… review

Girty can see dead people and she’s only a little girl, she’s coming into her witch powers too young. The dark witches want her powers for themselves but so do the Redferns. Binding her powers until she turns sixteen is the ideal thing to do, or is it? It’s about to get real, really fast! This is my first Kasey Hill read, though out of order, it won’t be my last. Kasey Hill is definitely my witch!!

The Lost Girl Of Neverland by JB Trepagnier

https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Girl-Neverland-Reverse-Romance-ebook/dp/B07QC86W7X

Peter Pan is an arrogant little wanker

Sorry, not sorry, youโ€™d say it too if youโ€™d ever been to Neverland. I know the big story is that Wendy Darling is the first girl to end up on Neverland because girls are too smart to fall out of their prams. Iโ€™m living proof thatโ€™s a lie. Wendy was just the first time Peter actually asked permission before he took a girl to Neverland to be his mother. I guess he learned his lesson from me. He kidnapped me from my bed while I was sleeping and just expected me to be his mother. Iโ€™d rather be a Lost Boy than his mother. Peter eventually gave up on me. He lost a mother and two Lost Boys that day that left with me.

Iโ€™ve been living away from Peter Pan. Me and my Lost Boys are now the Wildlings. We even have a fairy with us named Coale, who is a blacksmith fairy, but prefers making explosives. Coale and Blaize get along marvelously as Blaize loves to play with fire.

But weโ€™ve committed the one crime on Neverland Peter wonโ€™t forgive. An instant death sentence for anyone on Neverland no matter how close to Peter you are. We already have one strike against us leaving him. Weโ€™ve now committed the ultimate Neverland sin. We woke up one morning and weโ€™ve all grown up.

There is a legend on Neverland, someone Peter hates. Someone no one knows where to find. Someone everyone on Neverland only knows as the hook nosed hag. If sheโ€™s an old woman on Neverland, then she either predates Peter or she survived his culling. We have to stay out of Peterโ€™s way and find this mysterious hag. We find some old villains who end up not being villains. Captain Hook is not dead and may have information on the hag.

We only have three days before Peterโ€™s Spring Cleaning is over and he returns Wendyโ€™s descendant back home. After that, he will be on the hunt for our blood. We donโ€™t even know if the hag survived Peterโ€™s culling. If not, everyone who has grown up on Neverland has died by Peterโ€™s blade.

My 5 โ˜… review

Great story twists that will leave you with your jaw dropping

I love that The Lost Girl of Neverland is based of the Peter Pan fairytale with a major twist. JB Trepagnier brings reverse harem to a new level and completely twisted our story that we all know, twists that you sure don’t expect. It all starts when there are absolutely no adults allowed in Neverland, but now that they are adults they find even more ways to entertain each other while trying to figure out what to do. An absolute great read and totally looking forward to the next book

Killian’s Masterpiece by Jill Shannon

https://www.amazon.com/Killians-Masterpiece-Mafia-MC-Romance-ebook/dp/B07F3NM8J3
All Rachel wanted to do was retire to a quiet island and start her life over. But all that changes when the shipment she had crated for Don Santoro goes missing. Now she has fourteen days to get it back. She sets out on a quest that leads her to the doors of the Celtic Demons motorcycle club – and Killian. A man who, by rights, should be her enemy, but who sets her body on fire.
Killian ‘Yankee’ Ramsey, Vice President of the Celtic Demons, has just pulled off the heist of the century, intent on using his bounty as leverage against the Santoro organization to remove them from Demon territory. However, when the plans the Demons have in place fall apart, they need Rachel’s help to get their turf back.
Killian knows Rachel is the perfect submissive for him. Rachel wants nothing more than to give herself totally to Killian. But will their divided loyalties keep them from being together?
Publisher’s Note: This steamy Mafia versus Motorcycle Club romance is full of action and power exchange scenes.

My 5 โ˜… review

Steamy and thrilling

Buckle up because it’s about to get crazy! Jill Shannon combined mafia and MC to bring a steam thrilling read. Rachel only wants to finish this job so she can sit back and relax, that is until she meets Killian. He knows she will be perfect for him and won’t give up easily. This is definitely going in my top 10 reads for 2019

Volition by Tina Maurine

Freshly divorced, Navy aircraft electrician Tessa Christy is ready to embrace her newfound freedom during her six month deployment to Iceland. Tess is now making new friends, partying, and hooking up with a hot guy or two.

The last thing Tess wants or expects is to meet someoneโ€ฆ irresistible. Unattainable and unavailable, Noah Garrenโ€™s past and present conspire to keep a promising love trapped in anger, misunderstandingโ€“and undeniable lust.

Whatโ€™s a girl to do when she canโ€™t hang onโ€ฆ but her heart refuses to let go.

Warning: This erotic military romance contains explicit sex scenes and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Volition-Uniform-Lace-Tina-Maurine-ebook/dp/B07X3XNCDK

ibooks

https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1476875705

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/volition-2

My 5 โ˜… review

Oh my goodness! This is the first military romance I have read and it is absolutely amazing! Get ready to get cozy because Tina Maurine will have you glued to her words and you can’t put down until you are finished reading. I am definitely looking forward to reading the rest of her books

Looking forward to reading more great books in 2020! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

There’s a complete list of books I read and reviewed on my Amazon, Goodreads and of course Audible account if you like these

Goodreads reviewer

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/42774819-alicia-freeman

Amazon reviewer

https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AFQGZ2KNPEEBTTUKSPCD7M76JBNA/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_gw_tr?ie=UTF8

Audible Reviewer

https://www.audible.com/listener/A3HKDWAN6C757J

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