Monday, December 31, 2012

What I Read in 2012

I didn't read many books this year. In fact, I may have only written five reviews.

*hangs head in shame*

I think I was sidetracked with Shotgun Honey most of the time and when I wasn't... I was being bothered by life.  Oh well. If there is one thing I can be thankful for it's that there really isn't a book on my list that was bad. Well, Lover Unleashed by JR Ward pretty much sucked. But then, honestly, there's only so many ways to write erotica when you're on book number ten in the series. Or was that nine? *yawn*

Regardless, 2012 found me in LA more than once for spectacular Noir at the Bar activities; in Cleveland for Bouchercon, roaches, cupcakes with Erin Mitchell, hugs from Lee Child, and a sleep over with Neliza Drew; reading and editing hundreds of stories for Shotgun Honey and publishing an anthology alongside my friends Kent Gowran, Chad Rohrbacher, and Ron Phillips; and being the recipient of some incredible kindness brought on by the Feeding Kate anthology put together by some wonderful women (Laura K. Curtis, Laura Benedict, Neliza Drew, and Clare Toohey), with stories from amazing writers that I'm thankful to call friends.

So what are my plans for next year? Well, I'm hoping 2013 allows me more time to read all the books in my TBR pile, finish a short story I started in 2010, and write a few more than five reviews.

What did you read this year? What are your plans for next year?  Whatever they may be, I'm wishing you the best this coming year.

Much love to you all-


  1. IF FRIED CHICKEN COULD FLY by Paige Shelton
  2. ALREADY GONE by John Rector
  3. BLUE BLOODBATH  by Katrina Von Kessel
  4. CITY OF THE LOST by Stephen Blackmoore
  5. LOST IN MANHATTAN by Moreen Littrell
  6. BLOOD OF THE WICKED by Karina Cooper
  7. LURE OF THE WICKED by Karina Cooper
  8. THE MONKEY'S RAINCOAT by Robert Crais
  9. DEAD HARVEST by Chris F. Holm
  10. THE LOST CHILDREN edited by Fiona Johnson, Ron Earl Phillips, and Thomas Pluck
  11. OLD SCHOOL by Daniel B. O'Shea
  12. BLEED by Ed Kurtz
  13. MR. GLAMOUR by Richard Godwin
  14. PEACEMAKER: The Xander Pursuit by Adam Hamilton*
  15. BEAT TO A PULP: HARDBOILED edited by David Cranmer and Scott D. Parker
  16. BLACKBIRDS by Chuck Wendig
  17. THE ADJUSTMENT by Scott Phillips
  18. ABIDE WITH ME by Ian Ayris
  19. HILL COUNTRY by R. Thomas Brown
  20. BURIED BY DEBT by Cathryn Grant
  21. THE PROFESSIONALS by Owen Laukkanen
  22. A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO by Jeff Strand
  23. LAST CALL FOR THE LIVING by Peter Farris
  24. ONLY ONE LIFE by Sara Blaedel
  25. THIS DARK EARTH by John Hornor Jacobs
  26. MORE HARM THAN GOOD by Andrew Grant 
  27. THE END OF EVERYTHING by Megan Abbott
  28. GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
  29. MURDER FOR CHOIR by Joelle Charbonneau
  30. DARE ME by Megan Abbott
  31. MOCKINGBIRD by Chuck Wendig
  32. EVERY LAST SECRET by Linda Rodriguez
  34. CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS by Laura Benedict
  35. SHOTGUN HONEY PRESENTS: BOTH BARRELS by Kent Gowran, Sabrina Ogden, Ron Earl Phillips, and Chad Rohrbacher
  36. THE WRONG GOODBYE by Chris F. Holm