Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

2015 has been an interesting year for me and I’m sure for most of you as well. As every year before this there are ups, downs, and lots of in-betweens. For a lot of the year, reading has been my escape (as it is most times regardless) when I’ve needed to get away from real life for a bit. What have been your vises when times became tough? Leave comments!

I’ve decided to put together a top 5 list of the books and fanfictions (basically this was a 1D year for me – I plan to catch up on Twilight and Hanson for 2016 hopefully) that have hit a soft spot in my heart this year.

My wish for 2016 is to take this blog to another level and hopefully expand myself into a venture I’ve wanted to pursue for quite some time – journalism. There are many topics that come up during each year that people quite like to discuss, debate, and share as a group and my goal with this blog is to share my thoughts on different subjects that may arise throughout the year. Though my main goal for this blog will still be to promote books/eBooks/fanfictions but I feel that taping into a variety of things will spice things up a bit more.

To all you reading this, I hope 2015 treated you nicely and I hope you look forward to 2016 and starting off fresh once again.

Top 5 Fanfictions

twistedbysmilinforyaThe Twisted Saga by SmilinForYa
Most of my tops will be of the 1D fandom because I became quite fond of most of the authors on the site. Seeing such young talent is always a rich find, and I bathed in the beauty of these writers minds. And also, while reading sometimes you tend to forget that these stories are of the biggest boyband of this generation and just think of it as a good ol’ fresh piece of literature to get lost in. SmilinForYa is one of the most popular writers for the 1DFF site and she never disappoints her fans. Once I read part one of the Twisted Saga, I was hooked. Dark and gut-wrenching I went through every emotion. I have yet to continue the story with part two, but I’m sure that I’m going to love it when I do.

293bq4lDeckled Edges by littlebird006
Though I’ve mentioned her in a previous entry, I must say that even throughout this year, this one still one of my favorites. Allison is fantastic in making such believable story lines and blending real world with fiction together in a manner that’s perfect (which I’m still jealous of). I swear Allison will make a great published author or even journalist one of these days and I can guarantee you that I’ll still be following her!

afterThe After Trilogy by Anna Todd
If you are a 1D fan who loves fanfiction then you know of this series. Anna was a first time fanfiction author who decided to write After because she was bored with waiting on her favorite fics to be updated. She didn’t know that after publishing her story to Wattpad how big it would become. After follows freshman college student Tessa when she meets Harry Styles. Both Tessa and Harry didn’t realize that their meeting would change both of them; not always good but definitely made them realize things about themselves that they may not have realized had they never met. After reading the trilogy as a fanfiction it was announced that Anna had picked up an agent and published the series which is quickly becoming popular as a book just like 50 Shades of Grey did. And what’s even better? After is in the works to become a movie too! So congrats to Anna Todd; don’t ever say fanfiction is stupid because yours could possibly become the next best seller!

Happily_Never_AfterHappily Never After by sosodesj
Never thought I’d like a Louis fiction as I’m more of a Narry girl, but this lovely lady mixes medieval times paired with Louis Tomlinson brilliantly. You want to hate Louis, but don’t; it’s definitely a story of never judging a book by its cover. And also while you’re at it – sosodesj has plenty of other goodies too so if you like adult content paired with kidnapped/rape/drugs, check out The Sophie Miller’s Stockholm Syndrome Series – fantastic read that will give you plenty of mixed emotions.

somehowsomewaySomeway Somehow by nightingiall
Would you try to fall for one of your exes friends? What happens if you didn’t mean to, but you did? What would happen if your exes’ friend fell for you back? A whole lotta hell breaks free, that’s what. If you happen to be in the mood for a triangle, check out this author. Great read!

Top 5 Books

ontheoffensiveOn the Offensive by Cara Dee
Holy moly of all things incest! I tell you that this book intrigued and mesmerized me. The heat between this brother and sister duo is like so crazy off the charts that you can’t help but turn the page like it’s a bad accident you can’t look away from. Cara is an amazing talent so check out this story pronto!

20448515The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
Are you a fan of 50 Shades? Well let me tell you that Eva and Gideon will probably light your loins on fire just as much except this time both characters have serious issues they need to work on separately. This series is great and I know it’ll hit the exotic spot if that’s what you’re looking for.

26131764Slammer by Tabatha Vargo
Can you ever imagine yourself falling for an inmate? Yeah, I can’t see it happening to myself but in this book a new prison medical woman so happens to fall for a big strong inmate. In the meanwhile the more she gets to know him the more she realizes that he may have been wrongly put in jail in the first place. This book captivated me the first chapter and the ending totally blew me out of the water as it was not how I pictured it to end. Trust me – you will love this one!

23249300Chosen by the Vampire Kings by Charlene Hartnady
Haven’t read a good vampire book since Twilight but this series really killed me. The concept is simple – the king of the vampires makes it mandatory for all single women to come to this home and there he chooses a mate. But what happens when two vampire kings choose the same female? This was a fun triangle that I really enjoyed. What’s even better is that there are a crapload of spin-offs for basically all the characters of the book. This is one to not pass up.

23384068The Club Series by Lauren Rowe
Just finished book 1 right before the new year and it’s just so great. A rich sexy billionaire who fills out a profile he thinks will get him into a club that will allow him to have unattached sex with as many women as he could possibly want. However as he fills out the application he puts in a personal message to the agent who will either approve or deny his application to the extremely expensive club. Luckily his application lands in beautiful Sarah’s inbox and thus an internet attraction starts which for Jonas, quickly becomes obsession. Now that I just started on book 2, this is not only full of crewed talk, sex, and all that but also is a suspense which is keeping me entertained at the same time. And I think to close out the year, I can honestly say that this is another one to not pass up on either.



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