Best of 2017’s Coming In! This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words


Best of 2017’s Coming In!

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Reviewers are chiming in this week.  Ali and Alisa both came up with their Best of 2017 lists for our readers!  Everything from Best Books to Best Covers!  See if some of yours are among their choices.  We want yours too so check out our giveaway just above this week’s schedule.  It’s open all month.
Now for the first of many (we hope) of 2017 Best of Lists this month!

Best in Books in 2017

From Ali:

These were my favorite reads of the year:
  • Arrows Through Archer by Nash Summers
  • Everyday History by Alice Archer (although this was written last year so I don’t know if it counts)
  • Dear Mona Lisa by Claire Davis and Al Stewart
  • Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge
  • Loose Cannon by Sidney Bell
  • Controlled Burn by Erin McLellan
  • Circle by Garrett Leigh
  • We Three Kings by AF Henley
My favorite covers of the year:
The Poison Within by Kasia Bacon
Kidnapped by the Pirate by Keira Andrews
Coach’s Challenge by Avon Gale
The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish
Blood Stained Tea by Amy Tasukada
Half by Eli Lang

From Alisa:

Here are my top books for 2017.

2017 Top Novels
Who We Truly Are by Victoria Sue
The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish
Christmas Eve Craigslist Killer by Jill Wexler
A Husband for Santa Claus by Missy Welsh
Vampire Claus by Robert Winter
Finding Home by Garrett Leigh
Nerdy Deeds by Tragen Moss
Without a Compass by Helen Juliet
Promises Part 3 by AE Via
Rogue Magic by Kit Brisby

Best Audiobooks of 2017
Until You by TJ Klune, narrator Reese Dante
The Deep of the Cound by Amy Lane, narrator Nick Russo
Kieran by Toni Griffin, narrator Nick Flint
Just Drive by LA Witt, narrator Nick Russo
Wake Me Up Inside by Cardeno C, narrator Charlie David

Best Series of 2017
Mates Collection by Cardeno C
A Nerd in the Hand by Tragen Moss
The Hollydale Omegas by Susi Hawke
Men of Meadowfall by Anna Wineheart
Ironwrought by Anna Wineheart
Common Powers by Lynn Lorenz
Three Wishes by Sean Michael
Roguefalls by April Kelly
The Omega Auction Chronicles by Kian Rhodes
Devils Pride MC by Jessie G

Best covers of 2017:
Best in Show by Kelly Jensen, cover artist Alexandria Corza
The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish, cover artist Natasha Snow
Who We Truly Are by Victoria Sue, cover artist Paul Richmond
Black Market Blood by Francis Gideon, cover artist AngstyG
Vampire Claus by Robert Winter, cover artist Dar Albert

Best of 2017 Giveaway

Who has made an impact on you this year?  Start thinking about it.  This week starts our Best of 2017 Giveaways.  We need your Best of in whatever Categories you would like to submit.  Have a Best of Covers?  Great!  How about a Bests of Supernatural Romance? Perfect! Best Historical Romance? Love it!  Getting the idea?  So what’s your Best of 2017?  I will be gathering mine for the next 2 weeks and will trot them out at the end of the month.  Prizes will be offered up! Gift certificates, more than one, for participations and more.

Ends on Saturday, December 30th.  So get those lists in and let’s starting comparing!  Happy compiling! Must be 18 years old to enter.

This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Sunday, December 10:

  • Best of 2017’s Coming In! This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
  • Blog Tour – His Taken Omega by L.C. Davis
  • Leaning Into a Wish by Lane Hayes Blog Tour
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Advent Release Day Review: The Puzzle Box (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) by C.C. Bridges

Monday, December 11:

  • Blog tour *Masked Heart by Chris McHart
  • Blog tour for The Perfect Gift, by Joe Cosentino
  • Review Tour – Not Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs
  • A MelanieM Review: Not Just for Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs
  • A Jeri Release Day Review: An Unlocked Mind (Secrets#2) by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review:Leaning Into A Wish (Leaning Into Stories #3.5)
    by Lane Hayes

Tuesday, December 12:

  • DSP Promo S.A. Stovall
  • Promotion Tour – Memory of Me by Jess Thomas
  • Riptide Publishing Tour and Giveaway: Operation Green Card by GB Gordon
  • A MelanieM Review: The Unexpected Santa (The Sin Bin #5) by Dahlia Donovan
  • A Stella Review:  Desperately Seeking Santa by Eli Easton
  • An Alisa Advent Release Day Review: Poison Marked (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers)
    by T.J. Nichol
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Audiobook Review: Dyeing to be Loved (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries #1) by Aimee Nicole Walker and Joel Leslie (Narrator)

Wednesday, December 13:

  • Blog Tour – Journey to Gaytopia by Joel Craig
  • Review Tour – RJ Scott’s Love Happens Anyway
  • In the Spotlight: Warlock Series By LM Somerton
  • A MelanieM Review:  Love Happens Anyway by RJ Scott
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Secrets and Silk by Nicole Dennis
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: Short Order (Foothills Pride #8) by Pat Henshaw
  • A Caryn Advent Release Day Review: The Probability of Mistletoe (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers)
    by E.J. Russell

Thursday, December 14:

  • Tour for An Unlocked Mind by K.C. Well and Parker Williams
  • Book Tour – Ghoulish by Kat Bellamy
  • Review Tour – Secret Santa by Jay Northcote
  • An Alisa Review: The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish
  • A MelanieM Advent Release Day Review: A Timely Gift by Kris T. Bethke
  • A Melanie Release Day Review: (PreRelease Review) Kairos by Mary Calmes
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Secret Santa by Jay Northcote

Friday, December 15:

  • Release Blitz – Short Order by Pat Henshaw
  • Review Tour for George Loveland’s On The Third Kiss
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: The Gryphon King’s Consort by Jenn Burke
  • A Stella Review: ​Cruising by Cate Ashwood
  • An Alisa Review: On The Third Kiss by George Loveland
  • A Caryn Advent Release Day Review: Christmas Grace (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers)
    by C.L. Miles

Saturday, December 16:

  • An Ali Advent Release Day Review: An Unexpected Sanctuary (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers)
    by Cassie Decker
  • A Barb Advent Release Day Review:  In Case Of Emergency by Keira Andrews





5 thoughts on “Best of 2017’s Coming In! This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

  1. Sorting out the best list is what I never did – or at least announced – before. I’m not that organized, lol. Since I consider this year is one of the good reading year for me though, I have a few best-of-2017 list based on my reading. Here are a couple in a random order..

    Best Suspense Romance
    – Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge
    – Risky Behavior by LA Witt & Cari Z
    – Trustworthy by Astrid Amara
    – Single Malt by Layla Reyne
    – Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer

    Best Covers
    – Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge
    – The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish
    – Off the Ice by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn
    – Ghostwriter of Christmas Past by TA Moore
    – The Castaway Prince by Isabelle Adler


  2. Thanks for sharing your list with us. I never was very good at picking out books I thought were the best over all books I’ve read well here goes:

    Best of series 2017:
    At Last, The Beloved by Stella Starling
    The F-Word by E. Davies
    Regent’s Park Pack by Annabelle Jacobs (technically book 1 was released in 2016 but book 2 and 3 was released this year)
    Luna Brothers by Ashe Moon

    2017 Best Novels:
    Archangel’s Assassin by Barbara Elsborg
    Haunted by Casey Ashwood
    Thick & Thin (THIRDS 8) by Charlie Cochet
    Darkest Hour Before Dawn (THIRDS 9) by Charlie Cochet
    Gummy Bears & Grenades (THIRDS 9.5) by Charlie Cochet
    Dim Sum Asylum by Rhys Ford
    Siren’s Call by J.C. Owens
    The Foxling Soldati (Soldati Hearts 2) by Charlie Cochet
    Bone to Pick by T.A. Moore
    Daimonion (The Apocalypse 1) by J.P. Jackson
    To Touch You (Mates 4) by Cardeno C.
    A Worthy Man (The Men of Halfway House 5) by Jaime Reese
    FU: Fixer Uppers by Devon McCormack
    Love Connection (#gaymers 3.5) by Annabeth Albert
    True Colors (True Love 2) by Anyta Sunday
    Half by Eli Lang
    Married for a Month by Cate Ashwood
    Ge-Mi (Part One) by Mell Eight
    Man Walks into a Bar: A Trio of Short Stories by Lissa Ford

    Best listened to audiobook in 2017:
    Don’t Twunk With My Heart (Loving You 2) by Renae Kaye
    Whyborne and Griffin series book 1-8 by Jordan l. Hawk
    Lightning Struck Heart by T.J. Klune
    Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon
    #gaymers series by Annabeth Albert


  3. It is ALWAYS difficult for me to choose things for “Best” List. Mainly because I read a lot (more than 400 titles, MM and MF) so I hate sorting them out in order. But I’ll try. And I prefer to use the word “Favorite” rather than Best, since I know my taste is different than others

    Favorite New-To-Me Author 2017
    Roe Horvat (Debut Author)
    Sam Burns (Debut Author)

    Favorite Novel Read in 2017
    Back to You by Chris Scully
    Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbride
    Love is Heartless by Kim Fielding
    On Point by Annabeth Albert
    Bad Behavior by L.A. Witt & Cari Z.
    Accepting the Fall by Meg Harding
    The Love Song of Sawyer Bell by Avon Gale (F/F Romance)
    Tender with a Twist by Annabeth Albert
    Sightlines by Santino Hassell

    Favorite Novella / Short Story Read in 2017
    The Layover by Roe Horvat
    Handmade Holidays by Nathan Burgoine


  4. Thanks for sharing your lists!

    Here are some of mine from 2017.

    Series: Whyborne & Griffin by Jordan L. Hawk (has been since it started)
    New-to-me-Author: Kasia Bacon
    Holiday story: Color of You by C.S. Poe (I was lucky enough to win an ARC.)
    Audiobook: The Alpha King by Victoria Sue
    Short Story: Dear Mona Lisa by Claire Davis & Al Stewart
    I have way to many novels that I loved, but some of the authors who had multiple five star reads for me this year are: Jordan L. Hawk, Rhys Ford, Tal Bauer, Victoria Sue, Kasia Bacon, Keira Andrews, NR Walker, KJ Charles, Cat Sebastian, CS Poe, Eli Easton, Layla Reyne, Charlie Cochet, Annabeth Albert, Garrett Leigh, Santino Hassell, TJ Klune, Harper Fox


  5. Thanks fro all the good recs. Certainly a lot to look into. I didn’t know if this was limited to 2017 releases, but as far as fantasy goes: I read and loved the first 4 in Andrew Q. Gordon’s Champion of the Gods series this year, and the latest (4th – Child of Night & Day) was this year.


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