The 2014 Shortie Awards: Michelle’s Picks


Today is Michelle’s day.  One of two Puerto Rican’s on our blog, she our Reviewer extraordinaire, and our legal counsel (should we ever need it).  ; )


Book of the Year
The Saint by Tiffany Reisz

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Uhm hello, see my Author of the Year note. We finally get Søren and Nora’s love story in full detail. I didn’t want this book to end that’s for sure.

Author of the year
Tiffany Reisz

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Not only have we finally get the skinny on how Soren and Nora meet and fell in love, but we also got The King and how the 8th Circle became the 8th Circle. Besides those two, we had several non-Original Sinners books this year alone! She makes you laugh, think and cry while reading her books. Like her many fans, I will always praise at the altar of Tiffany Reisz and light her candles.

Breakthrough author of the year
Jewel E. Ann

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Yes, I will admit, I have a serious girl crush on Jewel E. Ann. She can write a good fucking book. She will make you laugh out loud, maybe throw things around the room, make you refill you meds before reading her book, but overall, you will have a smile on your face after reading her books. She writes good angst as well some funny one liners. She was one of my first reads when I started blogging with After Dark. The texts between me and Grace were priceless. So readers, get her books, you will not regret the one click, that’s for sure.

Best serial (novella series) of the Year
Social Media Series by J.A. Huss

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This was my first time reading J.A. Huss’ work. Me and the girls read this series together. The texts back and forth regarding this series was comical. I need a lot of catching up to do reading more of J.A.’s books that’s for sure.
Hottest Book/Series of the Year
The Invitation by Roxy Sloane

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I loved me some Ash Pierce. Hot damn he was hot, hot, hot! Roxy erotica writing keeps getting better and better. I know me and the shorties devoured this series.

Best mind fuck
Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

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I fell in love with Alessandra’s writing when I read the Innocence Series. After that, I started downloading all her other books. I have yet to read the Girl in 6E which is in my TBR. So when I asked the lovely Alessandra Torre to send me the ARC to this book, not only did she send it to me, but she also let me share it with the girls. I was on vacation when I received this lovely ARC. Holy smokes, the mind fuck. All I kept saying to myself “WTF have I just read?”. My beautiful Yaya so graciously sent me a signed copy of this wonderful book. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you do.

Favorite dark read
Tears for Tess by Pepper Winters


I will be the first one to admit that I’m not a big fan of dark reads (or paranormals), but after lots of “you have to read this Michelle”, I finally decided to take the plunge. Yup, I needed a few days before I could even write a review for Goodreads (pre After Dark), then I needed a few more days to start Quintessentially Q.

Funniest book
Tied by Emma Chase

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I love, love, love Emma Chase. I had to pleasure of meeting her back in October at Romance Riot NYC. I fell in love with Tangled. I read the whole series. She can write a male’s POV like no one’s business. I can’t wait to read more of Emma’s books.

Erotica Author to Watch Out For
Roxy Sloane

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After reading The Seduction Series and then The Invitation Series, Roxy is the one to watch for. I really want her to do a full length novel in the future, hint, hint Roxy, get to it.

Goddess Author
Songs of Perdition by C.D. Reiss

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C.D. Reiss is doing it again with Songs of Perdition. If you haven’t read Songs of Submission, I suggest you start ASAP.

Hot Series: The Relatively Famous Series by Heather Leigh. I was introduced to Heather’s writing by my fellow shortie, Yaya. I’ve read all of her Famous Series books and now hitting up her Incite Series.

Biggest Book Hangover
One Night Promised and One Night Denied by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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I love Jodi Ellen Malpas. I know my shorties weren’t a fan of Lord Jesse from the This Man Series, but I found him extremely funny and a pain in the ass. Oh, but Miller Hart has my heart (and my panties shhh). Me and Yaya still have a book hangover with this series.

Best Book Cry
Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane

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Yup, cried like a big baby reading this book. You will too. What Peyton went through was so sad, but when Reed came into her life, he made things better for her.

Best Bring Out Your B.O.B. Book
The Invitation Series by Roxy Sloane

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I know, I picked her for my Hottest Book/Series of the Year and Erotica Author to Watch Out: Roxy Sloane but this Series OMG, can I say sex club scene.

Best Teacher/Student Book
Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank


Who doesn’t like a little bit of taboo in their reads? I loved this book from beginning to end.

Best M/M Book
Try and Take (Temptation Series) by Ella Frank

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Loved Logan and Tate. I can’t wait for Trust to come out in 2015.

New Authors to Keep a Look Out For
Kate Canterbary and Jessica Prince

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You need to read her Kate’s Walsh Series and Jessica’s Picking up the Pieces Series. They are both witty writer and can write some good sexy times.

Best MC Book
Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn


This was my first time reading a MC book. Thanks to Grace who gifted this awesome read, I was floored from beginning to end. The endless texts, then personal messages on Facebook and finally the Facebook chat with the author opened my eyes to this story. What a mind fuck of a book. A must read.

Best Dirty Talker in a Book

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I had to pick two, sorry, not so sorry. Clay Nichols from the Seductive Night Series 1-3 and Jack Sullivan (Nights with Him Seductive Series #4) by Lauren Blakely. While Clay was raunchy, Jack was raunchier and used sex toys.

Best Book Boyfriend

Undeniably You

This one was really hard to pick. I ended up picking Lautner Sullivan from Undeniably Yours by Jewel E. Ann. He’s sweet, romantic, funny and very easy on the eyes. And yes, you would want him as your BBF.

Best Book Girlfriend

The Saint

Nora Sutherlin uhm hello! She’s hot, sexy, a Dominatrix and let’s not forget an erotica author. Enough said.

– Michelle

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  1. You’re so sweet. Thanks for the honor

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