On with the list!
Infected: Shift by Andrea Speed
A return to form with this series which is increasingly becoming darker with each book. However this managed to blend the darkness in Roan with lighter touches thanks to the introduction of the ice-hockey team. Review here.
Honourable Mention: None. Honestly, I've already mentioned Carny's Magic by KZ Snow and Power in the Blood by Angelia Sparrow. I've read few other decent UF books this year.
Blood on the Mountain by PD Singer
The most recent book in the lists but still worthy of a prize. This wonderful, tense, thrilling book had the added bonus of featuring two of my favourite heroes, Jake and Kurt. Review here.
Honourable Mention: The Island by Lisa Henry
The Celestial by Barry Bennessel
Set in nineteenth century USA, this historical not only gave an exciting and thoughtful character based adventure, but also taught me new things. Review here.
Honourable Mention: Bonds of Earth by GN Chevalier
The Violet and the Tom by Eve Ocotillo
A fantasy master/slave story with highly sympathetic characters as the slave falls for the reluctant master. Wonderful, complex world building and a delightful romance. No review but see GRs here.
Honourable Mention: Power Exchange by AJ Rose
The Hot Room by Josephine Myles
Very readable story of a man who gets involved with an established couple. Contains a great narrator and mixes fun with serious to great effect - plus some very hot sex! Review here.
Honourable Mention: At His Throat, A Promise by Lilith Grey
Lashings of Sauce by UK MAT
Something for everyone in this British anthology of GBLTQ stories and I pretty much liked all of the stories. Review here.
Honourable Mention: Animal Magnetism by Dreamspinner Press
Skybound by Aleksandr Voinov
Touching historical WW2 story, packed with emotion but still very much of its time. Wonderful. Review here.
Honourable Mention: Alike as Two Bees by Elin Gregory
Overall Book of the Year
Falls Chance Ranch by Rolf and Ranger
And that's it! Thank you to all the wonderful authors who provided me with much entertainment this year and I'll raise a glass to lots of great reading next year!