2017 First Readings


This page will represent the authors who are new to me this year.


Lucy Cristopher – The Killing Woods

M. Robinson – Road to Nowhere

D.H. Sidebottom – Caged 

Gilly MacMillan – What She Knew

Torna McCutchins – The Book of F*CK

Justine Elvira – Rough to Ride

Laura Lippman – You Will Know Me

Eden Butler -Thin Love

Susan H. Crawford – The Pocket Wife

Robert Bryndza – The Girl In The Ice


Hank Phillippi Ryan – The Other Woman

Winter Renshaw – Heartless

Anders Roslund and Borge Helstrom – Cell 8

Gena Showalter – Firstlife


Linda Castillo – Among the Wicked

Pam Godwin – Deliver

Denise Rudberg – A Small Indiscretion 

Melanie Raabe – The Trap

B.A. Paris – Behind Closed Doors


J.R. Ward – The Bourbon Kings 

Elle Charles – Fractured

Asa Larsson – The Blood Spilt

Chris Cleave – Everyone Brave Is Forgiven


Alice Hoffman – Faithful

Laurelin Paige – Free Me

S.J. Watson – Before I Go To Sleep

Lena Hart – His Flower Queen

Fiona Davis – The Dollhouse

Nicola Yoon – The Sun Is Also A Star

Noah Hawley – Before The Fall


Taryn Quinn – Unwrapped

Cari Quinn – Jingle Bells

Stasia Black – Crush Me

Nicole Blanchard – Anchor

Jenna Jacob – Embracing My Submission 

July Hall – If You Want Me

Tara Sue Me – The Submissive


Marcia Muller – There’s Something In A Sunday

Melissa Blue – Under His Kilt


Henning Mankell – Faceless Enemies

Brynley Bush – Timeless

Sandi Lynn – Forever Black

Jane Harper – The Dry

Eric Rickstad – Lie In Wait

Marti Green – Unintended Consequences 

Penelope Ward – Drunk Dial

Emily Bleeker – Wreckage

Brenna Aubrey – At Any Price

Sylvain Neuvel – Sleeping Giants


Brian Freeman – The Night Bird

L.P. Dover/Heidi McLaughlin – Dark Room

Clare MackIntosh – I Let You Go

David Jackson – A Tapping At My Door

Jayne Rylon – Kate’s Crew

Simone Leigh – Buying the Virgin

A. M. Wilson – Pitch Dark

Christopher Rice – The Snow Garden

T.M. Frazier – The Dark Light of Day

Jasinda Wilder – Falling Into You

Aleatha Romig – Consequences

Deanndra Hall – Adventurous Me


E.M. Gayle – Roped

Trisha Wolfe – Derision

Jay Crownover – Rule

Robert E. Howard – Pigeons from Hell

Angel Allen – Unzipped

Simone Leigh – Friends: Mastering the Virgin, Part One

Charlie Donlea – Summit Lake

Nikki Sloane – Three Little Mistakes

Whitney G. – Naughty Boss

Mindy Mejia – Everything You Want Me To Be